Rachel grew up surrounded by art and inspiration in her mother's studio. Struck by the beauty and craftsmanship of her Grandma Sophie's vintage dresses, her creative focus honed in on Fashion design. Rachel studied accessory design and fabrication at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where during her senior year won a Project Runway-like show, "FN Shoe Star", featuring celebrity judges including designers Rebecca Taylor, Vera Wang, singer Fergie, Blake Mycoski founder of TOMS shoes and more! Rachel went on to win a scholarship in pattern making and design in Milan, Italy and later became the Director of Product Development for one of the largest footwear companies in the United States.
My biggest inspiration is... my mother! Growing up I always thought she was the COOLEST woman on earth, and my feelings haven't changed! She's so creative and such an amazing role model.
3 things you'll always find in my purse: A great lipstick, my phone/headphones (I love music, so I tune into Spotify all day) and my sketch pad because you never know when you need to jot something down that inspires you!
On a rainy day you'll find me... in my most comfortable pajamas, watching a movie in bed with my dogs.