Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rachael is a Southern belle and natural entrapreneuer. She turned a profit with her own clothing company at 16. Right after high school Rachael headed to San Francisco to pursue a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Upon graduation she moved to New York, where she worked for several large fashion companies. Incredibly ambitious, she was a Design Director by age 28, and at that point had already designed for Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Target, Forever 21, Kitson LA, Patricia Fields, Wal-Mart, Disney, Kohl’s, and many other retailers worldwide. To date, she’s sold over 5 million units.
In 2006 she began consulting with various companies on the West Coast. Her experience includes: trend reports, color palettes, brand development, design, marketing and manufacturing. In 2009 she conceptualized and built a Junior Intimates Brand which grossed $18 Million in by end of year two. Rachael has 20 years of experience in the Fashion Industry and is known as Intimate Apparel Expert.
Rachael has been studying yoga and Eastern philosophy since 2001. In 2008 she became a certified yoga teacher after studying in Kerala, India. Being a yoga teacher gives her an effective foundation in the movement of the body. This keen insight facilitates timely product development. She’s an expert in moving through transformation smoothly and is a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach. She is the Founder and CEO of Jewel Toned.
She’s an experienced world traveler and currently writing a book about her adventures. Rachael currently resides in West Hollywood and frequently visits New York with the occasional layover in Southeast Asia.