Rachel Roy approaches the design of her eponymous collection with a feminine and modern point of view. Originally from California, Rachel attended college in Washington DC. Upon graduation, Rachel pursued her passion for design, and moved to New York City to work freelance; styling magazine shoots and music videos. Rachel launched her own collection, Rachel Roy New York, in Spring 2005. Rachel was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2007 and was also recognized by the Accessories Council with an ACE AWARD for best brand launch for RACHEL Rachel Roy. Since then, Roy has garnered editorial acclaims in a plethora of major-league publications. Rachel has also dressed public figures such as Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, Iman, Halle Berry, and Gwyneth Paltrow--to name a few.

Treasure: I collect books and shells
Quote: "As specific, clear and pure your intention is, just that clear will be the result brought back to you"
Escape: Hot, Hot, Hot Bubble Baths
Vacation: Anywhere in the sun where I can hear the waves and feel the peace
Inspiration: To be a voice for those women and children that cannot speak for themselves
Movie: The Women, 1930's version
Childhood memory: Visiting my Great Grandma every summer in Washington DC and learning what real love was from her
Childhood Aspiration: To live a life filled with glamour, family, and lot's of love and laughter- quality of life
Work of Art: Coral peonies
Song: "Moon and Sky (remix)"- Sade
Guilty Pleasure: Sleeping in
Junk Food: Sour Patch Kids
De-Stress Mechanism: Yoga, bubble baths, laughing, cuddling
Party: The MET Ball
Crush: Deepak Chopra
TV Show: The Office, Modern Family and Oprah's Life Class
Cartoon Character: Tinkerbell
First Job: Folding T-shirts at the Montery Bay Aquarium--age 14
Restaurant: ABC Kitchen, Sant Ambrous downtown, Eataly Fish or Pizza Bar--too many faves to mention
Pet Peeve: People with no passion for life, that do not stand for anything, no honor to their word
Gift to Give: Jo Malone candles
Hidden Talent: Palm reading
Style Icon: Coco Chanel, Carine Roitfeld
Word that makes you cringe: "I'm bored"