I’m Rachel Weingarten, an internationally recognized lifestyle writer, style columnist and award-winning author. While I write mostly about beauty, fashion, style, business, travel, luxury, spa, marketing, pop culture and trends, I frequently dabble in topics that aren’t as easily defined. I harbor a passion for Mid-Century design in fashion and furniture, am not so secretly obsessed with all things Rockabilly and am a life-long resident of Brooklyn with brief stints in Paris.
I’ve written three non-fiction books. My new book: Ancient Prayer: Channeling Your Faith 365 Days of the Year was published by Fall River Press in September 2014. Big exciting news… though originally a Barnes and Noble exclusive, Ancient Prayer is coming out as a trade book in fall ’15 and will be available everywhere books are sold (look for it at the London Book Fair and Book Expo American). I’m also the author of Career and Corporate Cool and Hello Gorgeous! Beauty Products in America ’40s-’60s (A New York Public Library book of the year) and have ghostwritten a handful of others. I’m a weekly columnist for Parade.com, a contributing op-ed columnist for amNewYork and regularly write for top media outlets including CNN Digital, Esquire.com, Newsday, Crain’s New York Business and many others. I’m also regularly quoted about business and style and the business of style in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, to Glamour Magazine and the AP.
I regularly appear as a trends, business and style expert on top morning TV shows like Good Morning America, ABC News, The Today Show and also created and acted as the on-air talent for a show on CNN about women entrepreneurs called Enterprising Women.
My day job is as a marketing strategist and personal branding consultant. I lead personal branding workshops at NYU, have lectured about the history of the beauty industry at FIT and created business etiquette & style workshops for Fortune 100 companies. If you really can’t get enough information about me, visit the about page on this site or my online hub at RachelEtc.com
You can reach me at 646.494.9729 (9RCW) Email me at: hi [at] byrachel.com or follow me on twitter at @rachelcw