HOME OFFICE Fashion Designer Rachel Roy

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“Staying true to my point of view and living an authentic life both personally and professionally. There’s no other way.”
— Rachel Roy, on what continues to guide her

On the launch of her book Design Your Life, working mom, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and global brand name Rachel Roy recently shared her home office space with One King’s Lane. I was so taken with her drive, her self-awareness, how she balances motherhood and business — and of course her straight STYLE — I had to share.

And maybe it’s just me, but as a fellow female creative professional and mom in her early 40’s, I can identify with much of where she is in her life/work journey, and what value she hopes to bring to her family and her audience…

On what she hopes to offer women with her new book:
“I would love my reader to take away the confidence and conviction to live her true life—and that’s not determined by anyone but herself.” 

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On what advice she would give her younger self:
“It was within you all along. What you are searching for you have in abundance within yourself.”

Rachel Roy home office OKL photo by Joe Schmelzer de Gournay wallpaper sputnik pendant

Rachel Roy home office OKL photo by Joe Schmelzer sputnik pendant cowhide rug

On things she’s learned to make peace with as a working mom:
“That I cannot do it all. Even with a strong support team, I must choose. Life is a balance—a daily balance.”

Couldn’t agree more. What about you?

And if you get a chance, please check out the “Give Back” section on her website with inspiring people and initiatives! We all could use more of this in our lives.

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xoxo-EB

Photographs by Joe Schmelzer via One King’s Lane & InStyle

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).