So Surreal

Rachel shares how mah-jor the WWD shoot, launching her line, and chatting pregnancy with her sister were.

This week you're getting a seriously in-depth and exclusive look behind-the-scenes of my fall presentation in NYC -- the scariest, yet most exciting, thing I've ever done in my life. I was so nervous about showing my collection for the first time, I mean, this has been my baby for the last year! Oh, and on top of planning this show -- I have a photo shoot for Women's Wear Daily -- seriously mah-jor!

So, basically the whole team is in New York for three days, and Day 1 is totally freezing. We are on set of the WWD shoot with two insanely gorgeous models shooting a fashion week spread of my fall collection -- talk about jumping in head first! This is totally crazy since this photo shoot is the first time anyone has seen my collection.

Day 2 is presentation day -- easily the scariest day of my life. I've literally never been so nervous about anything! I'm completely terrified hoping people will come, and if they do, will they like it? Thankfully, there was an incredible turn out -- at the end of the day I was surrounded by my friends, my family, my stellar team, and some of my most esteemed industry colleagues. It was perfect! I am so humbled by the positive response, everyone seemed to love the presentation, Women's Wear Daily gave us a great review and my spread got the cover -- no words!

Just in case WWD and my fashion show weren't enough, Day 3 was the start of of the sales meetings, and I was so honored that Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus was super interested in the collection and wanted to put it in all stores. Overall, a major success!

I am so grateful that in the midst of all the amazing things that are happening in my career, my family, and best friends are here to experience it with me. It's sooo surreal that Pam and I were sitting on the exact same sofa in the same hotel room in NYC talking about me having a baby, and now it's actually happening. Life can be so insane sometimes! Pam is such an amazing mom, and I am so lucky that I have her to help me through everything that I have coming my way. I literally had no idea what to expect.

Not only was I thrilled to have my sis with me in NYC, I also got to see my Joey! I needed to get Joey to come back to L.A. because he understands me so well. Now that he's definitely coming, I could only imagine how much fun it's going to be. Just saying, keep watching...

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