The Interview — Rachel Pally, Designer and Founder of Rachel Pally Inc.
Rachel Pally has been at the forefront of ethical, locally manufactured women's clothing since 2002. Her inclusive view of women is what has set her apart from other brands over all of these years. Rachel Pally celebrates all women and has set out to reach the many bodies and lifestyles and ages in her timeless collections. From her contemporary collection to plus size, from bridal to maternity, Rachel Pally has designed clothing to make women feel comfortable, fashionable, and beautiful. A working woman herself and mother of 2 young children, Rachel’s collections are designed to go from day to night, work to play. From contemporary to maternity to plus size and everything in between, there really is something for everyone from Rachel Pally. Discover more from Rachel by shopping her collections at rachelpally.com and following @rachelpally on Instagram.
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Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase/style phase:
Oh no! which one? Should we talk about the too-short asymmetrical bangs I let a hair student chop for me in SF in 1999? Or should we talk about the men’s polyester Levis that I wore in high school? Or maybe the purple 20 hold Dr. Martens I saved up for for months and wore in the 8th grade with fishnets? Or…
Your current netflix addiction:
I can hardly make it through a single 30-minute program without falling asleep—it’s so sad. I feel so out of the loop when my friends talk about what they are watching!
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What do you love most about your work:
I love working with creative, strong, like-minded women. It makes me excited to wake up and head to work. I also love working for myself and the flexibility it affords me. I don’t take it for granted. AND… I get to do something creative! It’s a big win all around.
Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:
I can make a flourless chocolate cake (my man’s favorite) in less than 10 minutes with an almost-4-year-old sous chef, and it makes me seem like the most accomplished chef ever. I highly recommend it. I’m also obsessed with making shredded chicken tacos and beans in our slow cooker. Toss in a few ingredients in the morning, come home to dinner already made. Voila!
Midnight snack of choice:
A spoonful of good salty peanut butter and strawberries.
Skincare product you can’t live without:
I just started using Herbivore products and I LOVE them. I have been using the Phoenix oil and it’s so nourishing. I also love the Dream Cream from Tubby Todd—I buy it for my kids but my husband and I both use it. It’s natural and thick and moisturizing—truly a dream cream.
Goto workout song on your most recent playlist:
What? I don’t have time to make a playlist! And workout? I’m lucky to squeeze in one class at Tracy Anderson per week. My last workout playlist is probably from 2011. I bet it has Justin Timberlake on it. Who knows. I’m not proud of it.
Your motto in life
Stop freaking out about things that are beyond your control. That’s a pretty useful mantra for me since I tend to freak out. I have to remind myself to fix what I can fix and accept what I can’t fix. Deep breaths…
The pair of jeans you will never grow tired of:
I have a perfect pair of vintage Levis. They are dream pants. I will never grow tired of them but I may grow out of them. They are already so tight I can hardly breathe or sit. But they are worth it!
Where does your credit card get the most use:
AMAZON. My older son started to ask people “Oh wow! Did you get that on Amazon?”. That’s how much I use it. I also use Thrive Market for pantry items—they have a great selection and great prices.