Rachel Pally's style has been distinguished by her ability to blend the "easy and elegant" with the "chic and classic". From the infamous cropped gaucho to the coveted caftan dress, Rachel Pally's designs have left an indelible mark on the world of women's wear. Her ability to fuse simplicity with glamour has consistently resulted in a collection that looks beautiful on everyone.
From childhood, Rachel has had a natural eye for design and a keen sense of personal style. Her designs have been particularly influenced by the time she spent working in the costume shop while studying Cultural Geography and Dance at UC Berkeley. "Dance has always played an important part in my life and served as a source of inspiration for the way that I design. I love how fabric can be used to beautifully accentuate certain parts of the body while it can also be draped to hide others," Rachel says.
Post college, she ventured back to her roots in Southern California to create her first capsule collection, which she sold door-to-door at notable L.A. brick and mortars. Her Rachel Pally label was launched in 2002, embodying the essentials of style and comfort for every woman. Fall of 2007 marked the launch of the plus-size collection - Rachel Pally White Label - which offers many of the hottest selling styles from each season in sizes 14-22.
Rachel has since been hailed as LA's "Jersey Girl" and Rachel Pally Inc. is sold in over 500 stores internationally; including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Amazon.com, Zappos.com, RevolveClothing.com and Shopbop.com. Her designs are a favorite amongst Hollywood's elite, including the likes of Beyoncè, Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Oprah Winfrey, Dita Von Teese, and the Kardashian sisters. Whether you're a size 2 or 22, the Rachel Pally brand offers diversity each season with classic silhouettes in a wide range of colors and prints, resulting in a line that truly stands the test of time.
Rachel currently lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband Kevin Circosta, their dog Sadie, and the newest addition to the family, their son Tao. She revels in the simple things in life, like watching the sunset, playing guitar, harvesting her garden or cooking dinner for friends; at each turn finding inspiration through color and form which then becomes expressed through her designs.
What's your favorite season for fashion?
I love Fall. I love cozy sweaters, layering, jewel tones, boots and fuzzy hats.
What is your favorite tv show of all time and why?
90210. The original. I think it was the last show I watched religiously. It was a weekly ritual with my high school girlfriends. I haven't had the same show loyalty since (and that was 1997!).
Who's your celebrity crush?
Johnny Depp circa 1995
What's your favorite spot in LA?
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