"The print-and-pattern-infused creative spaces of designer Rachael Taylor."
Yes you read that right! I recently received a very generous 10-page feature in the amazing US magazine Where Women Create! I've known since late last year that I was lucky enough to get a lovely feature within the magazine, but I had no clue I’d been chosen as the cover girl! I almost fell off my chair & had such a happy cry at the news! I’m used to seeing my designs being featured in the press but I usually avoid being in things myself. However, I just decided to go for it & I thought why not?! Where Women Create is such a stunning magazine that really celebrates extraordinary creative women of our time & I can truly say I'm so honoured to be part of something so inspirational.
Below is an extract from the beginning of the article & the start of my story:
"I live in Liverpool, which is a city I absolutely love and hold very dear to my heart. I returned to Liverpool a couple of years ago, and now my home and studio are within a leafy suburb of the city made famous by the Beatles. Working on two businesses from home while having a little one can be hectic at times, but even with the demands of business and the joy and excitement of daily life, I’ve managed to create a life and a career where I can continue to push myself to new levels. Even with the many difficult bumps I’ve hit along the way, nothing seems impossible to me anymore, and I truly believe this can be the case for anyone. Half the battle is recognising your own worth, tuning out the negativity, and simply working hard. I hope that by sharing my story you are able to recognise this reality for yourself as well."
Below are some exclusive photos from the shoot for the feature:
I had some setbacks last year & I really wanted to share some advice on dealing with them:
"At times, it felt like it would never happen, but it’s essential to remember that setbacks do not dictate what you can achieve. When things don’t go right in life, I love to say it’s just a plot twist, and carry on! Bumps in the road also help me to appreciate the final result even more."
A big thank you to Kelly Crossley (my Studio Manager), Kimmy from The Struths (photographer) & Kate Smith (make-up) for making me feel so relaxed on the photoshoot & as always to the Make it in Design team for all of their support that allows me time to do amazing things like this!