Say hello to the cutest clutches around. From designer Rachel Pally, these pattern picks are the perfect complement to any outfit. And the best part? They’re reversible. Yep, two clutches in one! Tip: Use the pattern side to add a pop of color and use the reverse side to accent more elaborate outfits.
Q & A with Rachel Pally
We’re so excited for our Spring Box partnership! Why did you decide to collaborate with Fabfitfun?
I love the concept of FFF! To receive a box of surprises in the mail? What could be more fun? And the idea that we could make a one size fits all clutch sounded so fun to us.
What was your inspiration behind the design of the clutch?
My business is very print driven, so it was an easy jump to want to design a printed clutch. I love wearing a basic tee and jeans and carrying a fabulous bright, pattern bag.
Any tips on how to style each side of the clutch, especially for those who are intimidated by the print side?
Even though I design printed clothing for a living. I tend to dress in very basic colors. I love that the accessory can sometimes be the punch, the interesting anchor for an outfit. If it’s too bold, flip it around.
We love that your brand empowers all different types of women. Why is that important to you?
How could it not be?! I love having a brand that resonates with all women. Older women, younger women, daughters, curvy, athletic, feminine, and modern. Having something for everyone is really important to me. We women come in all shapes and sizes!
How have you seen the representation of all women evolve in the fashion industry since starting your brand?
Thank goodness there is more representation now. I received quite a bit of push back when I first started my plus size line. There is much more room in the market for that now. I think we still have a way to go to get a more diverse representation going but we are heading in the right direction.
Why did you decide to ethically and locally manufacture your clothing?
Los Angeles is my city. I was born here. My parents were born here. It’s incredibly important to support my local economy by providing jobs and a healthy wage for everyone on my team. I wouldn’t be satisfied with my work otherwise.
How do you hope women feel when carrying the FabFitFun x Rachel Pally clutch, or when wearing any of your items ?
I hope women feel stylish, attractive, and empowered. I hope they feel like themselves and like they can express themselves as the beautiful individuals they are!
Where do you typically find inspiration for your designs?
Whether it’s from traveling and people watching, or scrolling through Instragram or watching movies, there is inspiration to be found everywhere.
What’s currently inside your clutch?
What isn’t? IPhone, Glossier lipstick, Paw Paw cream, keys, a random pen, a bag of almonds, and a small zipper wallet from Madewell with my initials on it.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?
Stop stressing about the things you can’t control. Focus on the things you can.
Any words of inspo for building female entrepreneurs?
Don’t be afraid to hear no. Don’t be afraid to say no. Stay true to your vision narrow until you have mastered it enough to expand. Don’t grow too quickly. Keep your head up. Don’t take things too personally.
Cellebs tell us what’s in their bags
”In the springtime, I always have an orange-red lipstick on hand because it looks good on winter pale skin but brings a pop of color into your look as new life is blooming around you. I also always keep a small bottle of perfume in my bag to refresh throughout the day. Something that combines herbs and citrus, like Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne. It’s perfect for spring!
”I have my Tom Ford “Livia” sunglasses in my bag for spring. I love the soft cat eye shape and it goes with any spring outfit. And in my bag always is the Manna Kadar Lip Locked Gloss in Lucky. It’s a perfect nude pink that’ll brighten up your smile and complexion.”
”In the spring, I always pack my COOLA Sunscreen in my clutch- it smells so fresh and it reminds me to put on SPF daily. I also take my Saje Pocket Farmacy kit to help me relax and unwind throughout the day whenever I feel stressed. Plus, the oils smell amazing. Lastly, the Please Notes Sticky Notes are a must. They’re so cute and have little mantras at the top to inspire you.”