over50feeling40: A Chat with Designer Rebecca Minkoff
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Dec 4, 2014

A Chat with Designer Rebecca Minkoff

Blogging has opened doors for meetings with so many amazing women.  This week was full of such meetings beginning with an incredible opportunity to sit down and talk with designer REBECCA MINKOFF, an opportunity given to only three local bloggers thirty minutes prior to her public appearance at NEIMAN MARCUS.  This was one of her stops on a Rebecca Minkoff road trip (#rmroadtrip) to discuss the spring line from clothes to accessories.


She is an inspiring, creative, business owner and mother of two. Her three-year-old son was her traveling companion, and she appears to have a strong sense of setting priorities and proper balance.

 All three bloggers had questions ready for our particular target audiences, but it was a privilege to hear her answer all of the questions.


“I love working with Texas customers,” she said.  “One of my New York team members is from Texas and I find all ages here still love to look their best with a touch of glamour.”  She described the Rebecca Minkoff- woman as a sexy tomboy…a dichotomy…a modern bohemian. In fact, her outfit communicated confident, feminine strength (with an edge)….in a colorful print RM jacket, tight ripped jeans, and rock n roll booties.  This is the woman she has reached with success.
Displaying humility, Rebecca attributed that business success to working with her brother, Uri. “I wouldn’t be here without him,” she said.  He is the business mind to her creative mind.  Of course, she admitted to sibling rivalry moments, but she was happy to report they work well together.   She said business has taught her the importance of time management, trusting others who work for her, and taking time to empower others within the company.

Vintage and music are the current inspirations and she teased us with information, “soon everyone will know the female musician who has inspired the next collection.”  She lights up when talking of the New York she loves so much and color selections, like her signature blue and persimmon orange.
  I asked her style advice for midlife ladies and above….
She counseled to not be afraid of contemporary clothes, and wear one main statement piece with supporting players.   “Also, know your best assets and show them off.  My mother hates her knees so she dresses in order to hide them, but has a great chest and shows it off confidently!” 
Trust Me You’re Lovely, is one of the quotes on her Pinterest- quotes page, HERE, and all I want to say to Rebecca is.. you are lovely, and thanks so much for taking some time to sit for a talk!

Notes about the post:
Find Rebecca's designs at: NEIMAN MARCUS

Other bloggers at the sit down interview were: Michelle from NICE THINGS AND STUFF; and Aquila from HAUTE IN TEXAS.

In the fourth picture from the bottom, Rebecca is interviewed by Burgundy Woods of STYLE LUSH TV

The bottom picture includes members of the new and growing San Antonio Fashion Society...SAN ANTONIO FASHION SOCIETY

Have a fantastic Friday everyone!

14 comments:

  1. How fabulous that you were able to meet and interview her! I've been a fan of her handbags for some time.

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  2. Wow how an awesome that you got to meet Rebecca Minkoff!!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up & enter for a blanket scarf & an amazing mascara giveaway.

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  3. Really like the jacket you are wearing.

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  4. She's fabulous, Pam - thanks for this interview and I love her Texan style. xo

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  5. Wow! What an opportunity! She's been a fave of mine for ages, and now I know it's because I'm a "sexy tomboy." Ha! Love her booties. And you look happy and chic too!

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  6. Loving that jacket you are wearing:looks fabulous! Great post and interview….

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  7. I agree with her advice for the mid life dresser too. Great opportunity!

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  8. Priceless opportunity! Congratulations! I love her philosophies!

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  9. What fun Pam and interesting! I love her handbags as you know!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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  10. Pam, your jacket is wonderful!!!

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  11. How exciting Pam! Rebecca is amazing,love her style and panache! You of course look great!
    Xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  12. Now I need to figure out what is my best asset! Sounds like good advice. And I really like that print dress (The one paired with the black fringed jacket!)

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  13. This is marvellous, how exciting you got to do this!! Everyone looks amazing too :))Really wonderful. Happy weekend, I hope it's a fun one for you :) xx

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  14. What a fantastic event for you Pam! Rebecca has fantastic style and attitude. I carry one of her cocktail rings in my Stylemindchic Boutique and it's one of my favorite pieces. Moments like these make blogging so exciting, don't they? Congrats!!
    xx, Heather

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