Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Superman

Lately I've been gathering things for inspiration to start the new line of Olde Alice. I have most of the ribbon and some of the fabric for my half of the new line (Emily will do the other part, and honestly I have no clue what she is going to do.. all I know is she has a lot of rope she is working with) that I bought at Tensil Trading. Now it's just a matter of sitting down and doing it. But I thought I would share a bit of things that inspire me. Mostly pictures.. though music and strangely 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I'm back from New York! Have been actually for about a week, but I just haven't had time to post. My summer plans entail being a cheerleading camp instructor for FCC so I have been doing nothing but cheerleading since my return. Anyways.. about our time in New York. It was of course FABULOUS. We flew up last Wednesday and came home Saturday. Emily was sick :( but she toughed through it. I knew something had to be wrong when she sat down in Juicy! So we sent her to the hotel room to sleep, and in the morning she was better. We shopped in all the typical places, 5th, Madison, Lexington, SoHo, etc... saw plays- Shreck and the Marvelous Wonderettes, and dinned at places including the Russian Tea Room, and Serendipity. We found this adorable tea place called Alice's Tea Room (I mean c'mon, an Alice themed tea room?!?!!!!) but the wait was over an hour and half and Emily was starving. So it's on our list for next year. Thanks to Kelly from Moon and Lola, we were told about this extraordinary vintage ribbon, tassel, fabric, etc shop called Tinsel Trading in the Meatpacking District. Needless to say, we came out with many goodies for Olde Alice. Me and Emily are working on a new collection and hopefully it will be ready by mid June. If you're interested and want to know more, feel free to email me! Well I hope that everyone is having a great Memorial Day Weekend.. we went against the trend and headed to the mountains instead of the beach.
Be Well! xx Rachael

Me and Emily after Shreck
I'm wearing Lily and I'm not sure of Emily's dress label, but her killer jade earings are KJL.

Me and Emily at Serendipity
I'm wearing an Anthro Teal shirt with Design History Sweater and Kate Spade Owl Necklace. Emily is wearing Anthro Shirt and Moon and Lola Earings

Monday, May 11, 2009

Why I Am

Brand Plug:

Whitley Kros
A self proclaimed gypsy child, her clothes absolutely reflect that. She designs out of LA and showed her collection at LA Fashion Week. Some celebrity fans include Blake Lively, Kate Hudson, Taylor Momsen, Rumer WIllis, and Taylor Swift.

Here's some pictures of the latest....

The Raleigh Cardigan.. I had to.

All Along the Watchtower

Quick post, lot's of pictures. This shoot comes from US Vouge December 2003.. In case you were unaware, my obsession with Alice in Wonderland is growing vaster by the day. I think I will have to get this editorial blown up to put in my apartment. Not joking.

Be Well xx Rachael

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I will do anything right now to avoid writing my Religion Final. And I mean ANYTHING. I've relocated writing places, facebooked, texted, and still, I only have three paragraphs. Good job, Rach, good job. So I thought I might do a band plug here.. Along with being completely obsessed with fashion, I'm also totally into music. So much so, I got my iTunes privileges taken away earlier this year.. yeah, it was bad. But the band I'm choosing to tell you all about right now is Ugly Casanova. I picked them because I feel like probably not a lot of yall have heard about them and I feel I need to broaden my reader's (all 3 of you) horizons. So Ugly Casanova.. The lead singer is also a member of Modest Mouse. He started the band and use to sneak around playing small shows. The band got signed by SubPop and since then it's been magic. The nature of their music is more raw than Modest Mouse, something you would picture being played in the background of a druggie's life. So if you're into the type of thing that isn't average, music that speaks to people, or just someone making art for themselves, then this is probably for you. Who knows, just give them a try and see if you like it.. Don't worry I won't be offended if you don't. That's the beauty of art.

Tracks to check out: Barnacles, Cat Faces, Parasites

Be Well! xxRachael

Monday, May 4, 2009


I'm so sorry I haven't updated in so long.. It's finals and I have been preoccupied with studying and finding ways around not studying. Me and Emily are going to New York next week for a few days.. just gonna shop, see plays, and soak up the city. Not too much has been going on. I've become obsessed with Beach Music and seek out beach music concerts to go to at least once a week. Something about the warm weather and the end of school. Um....... I promise I'll come up with something more interesting when all my exams are done. So until then I'll just leave you with a picture of tonight's episode of Gossip Girl.

Whatever could Georgina and Chuck be talking about?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Funny How It Is

Few quick things...
First: Brand Plug. Agh I have loved Stretsis ('sisters' spelled backwards) since the first time I saw Bridgit on Fashionista diaries walk into her interview with Seventh House PR firm in an adorable frock with glasses printed in the pocket. I had honestly kinda forgotten about them till the other day when they popped in my mind. And thank God they did. Their new collection for S/S 09 titled, "Rebellious Sweethearts" is the perfect culmination of girly and geeky. In short, I AM IN LOVE. So I pretty much just wanted to put in a quick plug for them.
Second: I'm trying to get better about documenting the things I wear, and I happened to take a picture (another myspace style) of what I wore on Sunday. This time, with a camera phone. I know.. ridiculous. But the dress I'm wearing is really cool... it's reversible. The other side of the dress has three giant monarch butterflies printed on it. I'm not entirely sure who the dress is by, since I haven't been able to locate the label yet. But when I figure it out, I'll be sure to post.
Well I hope that you all have a wonderful week, I know I will with Dave Matthews coming on Wednesday!
Be Well xx Rachael

STRETSIS S/S 09 Collection

??? Dress, Nine West Shoes, KJL Bangle