Designer Rachel Roy recently opened up her New York apartment to The Coveteur revealing a museum filled with artifacts that make her (and us) happy. Perfectly decorated and not over the top, her apartment is a collection of vintage jewelry, Manolos (her first pair of designer shoes) clothing, books and candles. In short, her home represents her past, present, future and everything stylish in between. The designer also revels her favorite nail polish and lingerie brands.
“butter LONDON makes amazing polish and is one of my favorite lines, she told The Coveteur. “We just finished collaborating on a custom color for my F/W 2013 show. I’m lucky to count Suzy Biszantz [La Perla’s CEO] as one of my close, super smart girlfriends. It’s really only brand I wear because they use the best lace, are constructed so beautifully and just fit so well.”
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“Books give me a glimpse into what the artist is feeling or thinking when they are creating are my favorites,” says Rachel.
The perfumes bottles were Rachel’s great grandmother’s from Holland, the jeweled box is a pendant with an Indian deity that symbolizes good luck, and she purchased the doll in India.
Bags from Left to Right: Chanel, Hermès and Alaïa.
“This Roger Vivier clutch is very special; it was given to me as a gift from the Vivier House when I attended the MET,” Rachel tells The Coveteur. “I wanted something colorful to go with the yellow gown I was wearing so I chose this clutch and a pair of white Vivier heels. I felt modern and comfortable. The pillows I create by taking vintage Hermès scarves and having them made into pillow fronts. I mix the Hermès pillows with ones I find on One Kings Lane.”
La Perla lingerie.
“I’m not a huge diamond girl; I like edgy statement pieces with interesting materials,” says Rachel. “Some of my favorites pieces are by strong women who I admire for not only their designs but also how they live and incorporate their lives in their work. Jacquie Aiche, Jennifer Fisher, and Manon Von Gerkan are some of my favorites.”