A Personal Preview: Rachel Rachel Roy

April 29, 2009 • Fashion

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I have to admit, when I first heard about the new Rachel Rachel Roy collection I was a little skeptical. I mean, Rachel Roy at Macy's? Not so much selling at Macy's, but a diffusion line? I am used to seeing Rachel Roy $2,000 dresses at Saks, but a $250 dollar dress at Macy's? Inconceivable! Well, I was invited to preview the soon to be released Rachel Rachel Roy collection and meet the designer along with a select few other online publishers yesterday.

This, I had to check out for myself. I had seen some pictures of the collection, but could not tell if it looked or felt cheap from the photos.

Carol interviewed Rachel in Chicago last fall and I was pleasantly surprised she remembered her vividly. As Carol had told me, 'not only is she gorgeous, she's down-to-earth.' Very true.

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Rachel Roy on the left. Yummy cupcakes BTW.

Roy's new "affordable contemporary" diffusion line is scheduled to hit Macy's stores by the end of August. Much to my amazement, not only was the collection extensive, the quality was better than expected as was the design. I left rather impressed. The best part? The entire collection retails between $59-189! I know, right?

Rachel walked us through the collection. From her designer line she incorporated details she loves, such as painterly prints, fabric manipulation, draping, trenches as dresses, jumpsuits, one-shoulder dresses and tops and heathered knits. Not to be missed is her affordable collection of unique statement jewelry.

Let's take a tour, shall we? Bare with me, there are a lot of photos ahead…

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Rachel is really into jackets and I love this one paired with a metallic dress.

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Isn't this romper adorable?

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Studs with a painterly print jacket.

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Rachel shows off her short-sleeve bomber which she loves paired with a long-sleeved top.

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Rachel shows off a one her favorites…a fabric manipulation top.

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Another Rachel favorite…a one-shoulder dress.

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I loved this dress.

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Ditto for this top.

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How cute is this vest?

On to the accessories…

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Fall '09 shoes, boots and bags

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A close up of some moc-croc shoes…I'm feeling the love.

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I am digging those black boots!

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Suede fringe is HUGE for Fall.

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Peace out! You can never have too many flats…

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I loved these flats.

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I want this clutch and adore the safety pin zipper.

Last, but not least…the jewelry…

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The rings extend over a couple of fingers. Very cool.

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Some of the earrings are horizontal.

Stay tuned for more…

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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One Response to A Personal Preview: Rachel Rachel Roy

  1. Remi says:

    Wow fantastic!!!I love this dress.. thanks for sharing

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