Barely There, Contributing writer Carolina Baker speaks with designer Rebecca Taylor got the chance to live it up during Fashion Week. I was so enthused at getting to ask one of my favorite designers, Rebecca Taylor, some questions about her upcoming Spring 2010 collection. She and her crew were thrilled about debuting their trendy, sexy, comfy designs. I listened closely to her fashion advice, her inspirations and what's her fav go-to outfit when everything else in her closet fails. I couldn't wait to get home and share my experience with BeChic's fashionable readers. What kind of woman do you have in mind when you're designing?

Rebecca Taylor: The Spring 2010 Rebecca Taylor girl craves urban, modern and feminine designs to accompany her free spirited life style.

BeChic: Having been to New Zealand, I can attest that it's very different than NYC. How did you go about adapting to NYC and making it your home?

Rebecca Taylor: I landed in NYC by accident. I was passing through many years ago and the rest is history.

What inspires your work?

Rebecca Taylor: NYC, books, art, music and movies.

What do you feel is different about your 2010 collection than your prior ones?

Rebecca Taylor: Our Spring 2010 collection is sharper. We've incorporated strong shoulders and a new, waisted silhouette to enhance the look our it girl wantonly craves. Towering printed sandals and architectural structured stretch dresses are softened with femme corset-inspired bustiers and flippy, fun, pull on printed skirts. Our girl for Spring likes to wear her boyfriend’s blazers and super soft cashmere athletic inspired sweaters thrown over top tiny bondage skirts.

Is there a target of a woman that you envision shopping Rebecca Taylor when you design your collections?

Rebecca Taylor: Our customer is fashion-forward and understands the Rebecca Taylor sensibility. She loves magical details that make each item special.

Do you have any fashion advice to woman out there trying to look chic in this difficult financial environment?

Rebecca Taylor: In this economy, customers should purchase special, emotional pieces that will complement the items in their existing wardrobe.

Do you have a favorite ensemble that you always resort to when everything else in your closet seems to fail?

Rebecca Taylor: Comfortable jeans and a striped tee.

So what did Carolina learn from Rebecca Taylor? To rely on my favorite pair of jeans and to go and get myself a boyfriend blazer to enhance my feminine pieces.

For more on Rebecca Taylor visit her Web site here. - Carolina Baker