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Baby Season October 24, 2007

Filed under: Babies,Rachel Roy — hotandnerdy @ 7:49 pm


Celebrity baby-making totally on trend this year, and Rachel Roy, never one to be off-trend, revealed to’s Style File blog that she’s got a baby on the way!

Although we’re only midway through the week, it’s shaping up to be a pretty good one for designer Rachel Roy. We caught up with her moments before the premiere of “Mr. Untouchable,” the new film produced by her husband, Damon Dash, and just as she was about to head to Chicago for a hush-hush taping with a certain television icon based in the Windy City. Although she was mum on the details (she’s keen to keep any possible taping under her hat until it’s confirmed and on the telly), it wouldn’t be the first time that the Tribeca-based designer appeared on a certain television show reaching millions of sets around the world. What she did confirm—and what she admits to being just a tad more excited about—is a certain debut that won’t happen for another six months: her second child with the hip-hop mogul. Yep, Rachel is pregnant! “It’s number two,” she said. “And I am thrilled because number one, Ava, is the best thing in my life, and I have always wanted to have another little Ava—or Ava as a boy! So high fives all around!”


H&N Women Doing Their Thing October 13, 2007

Filed under: Fashion,Rachel Roy,Television — hotandnerdy @ 5:26 pm


This past week’s issue of Newsweek featured a cover special, “Women and Power” (am I seeing a theme…) on female leaders in the U.S. There were 11 women who wrote, in their own words, about their work lives, and what it means to them to be a big name in their respective fields. Guess who got included? Lifetime Entertainment CEO Andrea Wong (who we wrote about here previously) and fashion designer Rachel Roy! Women are really getting it done these days! Totally hot.

Here are some excerpts from Andrea and Rachel:

Andrea Wong: My parents always allowed me to fail when I was growing up, and I think that gave me a lot of strength going forward in my life. I lost high-school and junior-high elections when I ran for class president. I learned early in life to get up and dust yourself off and keep going. … When I was overseeing reality programming for ABC, I fought to bring “Dancing With the Stars” to the U.S. and people thought I was totally out of my mind. I knew it was a big risk, but it was something I believed in so strongly. And luckily for me, it garnered record ratings. All the stars have to align to make a hit happen. You have to have developed, scheduled, cast, and marketed the show correctly. The script has to be great. The director has to give the show life in a way, in the perfect way. And then you’ve got to have writers who can keep writing those stories every week. And that’s really hard.

Rachel Roy: When I was a child we went school shopping once a year, and got to spend $200 for an entire wardrobe at Mervyns. Fed up and fueled by the lack of interesting clothing options in the store, I was convinced that if given the opportunity, I could put better styles, silhouettes and fabrics into the stores I was compelled to shop in. My mother told me that this was the job of a buyer, and in turn, my new goal was born: I wanted to be a buyer for Mervyns. …. Eventually, I was styling for music videos through my now husband, who is Damon Dash. Ironically, that didn’t go well because my esthetic was so different from the current look of the time. I remember showing up once with a beautiful gray Gucci sweater, a pencil skirt and bright red heels—I thought it was so chic and elegant for the girl I had in mind, and of course it was nixed.

Read more about their thoughts and experiences here!


Rachel’s Golden Age October 8, 2007

Filed under: Rachel Roy — hotandnerdy @ 3:44 pm


Clap clap! Rachel Roy looked eggsellent at a screening for Elizabeth: The Golden Age. She’s normally a great dresser, but it’s possible that Cate Blanchett’s miracle energy rubbed off on her. I don’t get the fuzzy bag, though. I might be a little behind on the times. Oh well.


The dress? September 27, 2007

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I’ll take it or leave it. Rachel Roy, looking pretty (though a little shapeless), out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.


Rachel Roy Supports Nina Garcia September 20, 2007

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The fashionable lady hung out with other fashionable ladies at a dinner for Nina Garcia and her new book, Little Black Book of Style.



Sibling Charm August 15, 2007

Filed under: Rachel Roy — hotandnerdy @ 6:16 pm


Here’s Rachel Roy and her brother, Raj, at the NYC screening of The Nanny Diaries


Magazine Monday: Vanity Fair includes some Hot and Nerdy folks August 13, 2007

Filed under: Fashion,Hidetoshi Nakata,Rachel Roy — hotandnerdy @ 4:09 pm

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Rachel Roy makes it onto the VF best-dressed list with her other half, Damon Dash, and soccer dude Hidetoshi Nakata makes it onto the men’s list.