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YBF FASHION BIT: Rachel Roy

New York Fashion Week kicks off this Thursday. And this year we'll be doing more fashion bits than usual to coincide with one of the biggest weeks of fashion in the world. YBF was offered the fabulous opportunity to preview Rachel Roy's brand new line for Macy's . And our NY correspondent Kisha put her former Rock and Republic fashion executive expertise to good use and tested out the goods for the YBF reader fashionistas. Here's her take: I have always been a fan of Rachel Roy’s eponymous line Rachel Roy sold at fine retailers and select online sites. However, with retail prices between $500- $1200, it wasn’t quite in my budget. So when I heard that Rachel Roy was debuting a more moderate collection at Macy’s stores, I was excited to check it out! Not only did I view the collection but I had the pleasure of putting together a few outfits to showcase the line to the fabulous readers of TheYBF.com. Lucky me! The Rachel Rachel Roy collection retails from $59 - $299 and includes everything from t-shirts to jumpers and cropped denim jackets. With artistic displays and vintage lamps, the Rachel Roy section resembles that of a bedroom. There is something warm about the area. It’s as though your big sister handpicked these items for you and strategically placed them so that you could go crazy without feeling intimidated. The collection is true to Roy’s signature style – timeless, sophisticated and classy. White, black and tan colors dominate the collection, with hints of color in purple patterned tops and jackets. Each piece can be paired with another item from the collection. Plush tees and tanks, ultra soft leggings and tailored blazers make the line universal. I personally fell in love and went home with a black dress called “The 24 hr dress” and a boyfriend cardigan that I plan to live in. She doesn’t skimp on quality in the collection either. Expect superior fabrics and great fits. Although there are some awesome pieces in Macy's, I was disappointed when I didn’t see some of the more funky items that I previewed in magazines. I wondered if these were just fashion pieces created to tease. Not quite – Roy is opening a ‘pop up’ store in Soho. The shop opens on September 10th and will only be open for 10 days! So, yes there is a catch… Look out for bold printed dresses, jewelry and handbags retailing from $40-$199 and footwear at $79-199. There are some definite Fall essentials in the collection. Don’t miss it! More pics of Kisha in a few pieces from the new Rachel Roy line when you read the rest...

Fab.
Photog: Vinnet Brandshaw of GeniushatesCompany.com

Vogue TV also just did a Behind The Lens series on Rachel. And she's talking about her inspirations and on camera with her kiddies. Check it.
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I was tempted to purchase 1

I was tempted to purchase 1 of those dresses last week at Macy's...lol...what a co-wink-a-dink...
cmostgorgeous1's picture

we do not even have H&M in

we do not even have H&M in Houston. :( only forever 21
Lauren's picture

When will it arrive in

When will it arrive in stores?
love bug's picture

I PERSONALLY DON'T THINK

I PERSONALLY DON'T THINK RACHEL ROYS DESIGNS ARE THAT GREAT. IM NOT ONLY TALKING ABOUT THE NEW LINE SHE HAS AT MACY'S BUT HER LUXURY LINE DOESN'T REALLY APPEAL TO ME EITHER. I DON'T FIND HER DESIGNS TO BE INNOVATIVE OR INSPIRING.
TAMIKA1412's picture

all i wanna know is wth did

all i wanna know is wth did she ever see in damon dash? total opposites to me!
melanie's picture

NO HATE!!!: Girl, ya’ll

NO HATE!!!: Girl, ya’ll don’t have a H&M?!?!?!Wow Please....try finding an H&M close to Miami and we're supposed to be a major metropolis.
Ali's picture

but i do like that black

but i do like that black dress with the studs(the one she have on) lol
MISS JOHNSON's picture

why would her prices be that

why would her prices be that high anyway? I dont see anything "unique" about it!! look like the same shit you can get at forever21, urban outfitters and even on ebay!
MISS JOHNSON's picture

I think it's great! This is

I think it's great! This is really a good look for Rachel. Macy's?!?....That's huge! It gives more people access to her clothes (Macy's are EVERYWHERE). She should have done this 3 years ago! I love Saks...but it's an hour away...I love Neimans...but it's 2 hours away...Macy's is right up the street. Good job Rachel! I'll buy your stuff!!!!
yeyo57's picture

Danielle~ what the

Danielle~ what the fruitsnacks?!™ // go sit on a cactus!™: i can find better outfits at cheaper stores. i swear, this is a pain in my uterus. good grief, how is $299 moderate…??? lmao!!! Exactly and those outfits doesnt make me wanna run to Macy's!!! I'm thinkin while I'm reading and waiting for more photo's to pop up, that oohhh shucks I'm about to see something HOT----- naahhh it's okay.
Tink's picture

gurl please i dont see

gurl please i dont see anything that great about this line from these peices unless ms.kisha has no taste.
kisha's picture

What I can see so far is

What I can see so far is alright. I look for more in Macy's before I give my opinion.
Be@uty !s My N@me..OCT 5 GOING TO SEE MAXWELL!!!!'s picture

Love this write up! Go

Love this write up! Go Kisha!
Lavatory Lady's picture

Everything looks great,

Everything looks great, especially the quality. The booties in 2nd pic and leggings & blazer in first pic are lovely. Nice to see a black designer being recognized & respected by vogue.
Hmm's picture

Did anyone notice how "light"

Did anyone notice how "light" that youngest baby is? Damon you are not the father.
Peakaboo's picture

Pretty Lady - the Biziness -

Pretty Lady - the Biziness - wink!
ROYAL FLUSH LADY's picture

Rachel Roy has some lovely

Rachel Roy has some lovely and great pieces but it is way to expensive for my budget. 299 is a textbook! Is their a designer that caters to the broke college student. Like Foley said above, in due time but I window shop for now ;)
binky's picture

Sha from Da Brook: I miss

Sha from Da Brook: I miss H&M. Charlotte, NC sucks Girl, ya'll don't have a H&M?!?!?!Wow
NO HATE!!!'s picture

Good job Rachel Roy. Glad she

Good job Rachel Roy. Glad she realizes some folks are tryna stay fly on budget...
beautifuldaidreamer's picture

Nothing Special! The 1st

Nothing Special! The 1st dress is kinda cute but whatevs, everything else looks like the same ish you can buy from JC Penny's. Some of her higher end peice are a bit cute too but nothing worth 1200 big ones in my opinion.
NO HATE!!!'s picture

miko: it looks like i could

miko: it looks like i could all that at H&M for like $20 but ok! I miss H&M. Charlotte, NC sucks :-(
Sha from Da Brook's picture

it looks like i could all

it looks like i could all that at H&M for like $20 but ok!
miko's picture

She has some nice pieces. I

She has some nice pieces. I would cop the lower priced and sale items lol
Sha from Da Brook's picture

I was sooo excited about this

I was sooo excited about this line, but was disappointed when I went into Macy's on Saturday. The fit of most of the dresses is off, particularly the 24 hour dress, I'm normally a medium, I tried on an XS and it was still too big and hanging off! Sooo mad. I did walk away with one dress that I had to make adjustments to though...
sun.kissed's picture

i can find better outfits at

i can find better outfits at cheaper stores. i swear, this economy is a pain in my uterus. good grief, how is $299 moderate...???
Danielle~ what the fruitsnacks?!™ // go sit on a cactus!™'s picture

Just checked it out on

Just checked it out on macys.com..not too many things but nice! I will support her..in due time.. lol
Foley's picture

Life is so much better when

Life is so much better when you lose losers (ie Damon Dash)
Gorgeous1/ Bey Stan #14/  I ♥ MJ THE ICON (R.I.P.)'s picture

Ohh I'm siked!! I love

Ohh I'm siked!! I love Rachel Roy's pieces but her shit is waaay too pricey for my liking. I only drop that kind of money on things i'm really really excited about. Anywhoo, I will be going to Macy's and picking up some signature pieces..Maybe an oversized sweater and some skirts and dresses..Congrats Rachel, she really deserves it all :-)
Foley's picture

am i the last poster?

am i the last poster?
last's picture

I could see folks working

I could see folks working those outfits. AM I FIRST?
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