Meet Rachael - a 29 year old from Miami Beach, Florida. Rachael is the Fashion Director at Miansai as well as the founder and President of Style Saves. She has a passion for both philanthropy and fashion, and has used her passions to shape her career. Rachael is a true example of a hardworking and passionate woman! Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us, Rachael!
WHAT ARE YOU UP TO RIGHT NOW? TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!
As always, fashion and philanthropy. I’m the President and Founder of Style Saves, which is currently in the midst of our 7th annual fundraiser Swim Fashion Show planning, as well as our Back To School event where we dress over 2500 students. I’ve also taken the role of Fashion Director at Miansai, where I work directly with my fiancé, Michael Saiger - Creative Director and Founder, running the business as well as creating and producing photoshoots and content for high end fashion luxury clients.
YOUR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE IS VREY IMPRESSIVE. WILL YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR STUDIES AT DOMUS ACADEMY IN MILAN, ITALY?
It was really an interesting time because it was before Instagram or social media was really a thing. My teachers were and still are world renown- Anna Dello Russo among others. It’s really unheard of to have that kind of one-on-one learning experience, it’s like having Ana Winter as your teacher.
YOU APPEAR TO BE VERY BUSY BETWEEN YOUR CAREER, PHILANTHROPY, AND PERSONAL LIFE! HOW DO YOU BALANCE ALL OF THIS?
I have a lot of really good help and support. I also do yoga.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INTO THE FASHION PR INDUSTRY WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THIS INDUSTRY?
My favorite part of the industry is using my resources to help others.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FOUR PERSONALITY TRAITS
YOUR AMBITIOUS NATURE IS PROVEN THROUGH YOUR LST OF CLIENTS THAT YOU HAVE WORKED WITH. TELL US SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE EXPERIENCES.
Favorite clients are Aventura Mall, Calvin Klein & Veuve Clicquot.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORK WITH STYLE SAVES. WHAT MAKED YOU WANT TO BEGIN THIS PROJECT?
I realized that there was a void in the fashion charitable sector and realized that I would be able to utilize my network and resources to fill this niche.
WE ARE SURE EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT - BUT WALK US THROUGH A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE.
I always start my day with a well balanced breakfast which include a fruit smoothie and eggs with some sort of Zak the Baker bread. I usually spend the first half of my day at Miansai working on pr, strategic initiatives, design, amongst other things and then head to Style Saves warehouse in Wynwood where we plan fundraising and giveback events as well as sort donations for all upcoming initiatives/service trips. After work consists of a run on the Venetian, a home cooked meal and finally an hour long visit with the Hammam at The Standard.
WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED AND INSPIRED? IS THERE A CERTAIN THING OR PLACE THAT KEEPS YOU GOING?
A double Espresso in the morning. Haha! But also more specifically making a difference and being successful.