Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers: Rachelle Hruska MacPherson

January 18, 2017

When Rachelle Hruska MacPherson started Lingua Franca, her hip-hop lyric inspired sweater collection, it was by accident. She picked up a vintage sweater, embroidered the words "booya" on it and posted a photo to her Instagram. Now she counts Carolyn Murphy and Mark Ruffalo as fans.

We collaborated with the editor-turned-entrepreneur on exclusive embroidered flares for our hat collection and on a sweater featuring our “I Want it All” motto and couldn't be more excited to feature her as our latest Mover & Shaker! Below, Rachelle talks style and hip-hop with us at the Jane Hotel.

NAME & OCCUPATION:

Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, founder, Guest of a Guest and Lingua Franca.

FIRST THING YOU DO IN THE MORNING:

Coffee and the NY Times.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED:

"You can’t fake the funk." - My Husband

THREE THINGS YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:

My family, my work, civil rights.

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN FIVE WORDS:

Classic, playful, comfortable, vintage, irreverent.

ONE THING YOU NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT:

My lucky charm bracelet.

WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?

Making people laugh.

STYLE ICON:

Grace Kelly, Diane Keaton, Michelle Obama, Diana Vreeland

FASHION RULE YOU LOVE TO BREAK:

Any one that I can…

SONG LYRIC THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU:

“Ain’t no half steppin’"

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START LINGUA FRANCA?

Lingua Franca started by accident. I was looking for a hobby to do with my hands and picked up an old sweater and embroidered “booyah” on it.


YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE:

Tequila

DESCRIBE VERONICA BEARD IN ONE WORD:

Classic

CAMO OR LEOPARD?

BOTH!

RED LIP OR SMOKEY EYE?

Smokey eye

BIGGIE OR TUPAC?

Biggie

UPTOWN OR DOWNTOWN?

Downtown

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