Rachel O'Reilly

City: Mill Valley, CA

Age: 31

Occupation: Founder of Haven, a climate change mitigation firm, officially launching in April. I am also in the process of launching a foundation focused on unbiased monitoring of climate and social issues and their quantifiable solutions. I have worked for the past six years on protecting highly threatened forests in Africa and uplifting rural communities through a UN initiative.

Interests: Developing We Rise Women, playing auntie to my friends' babies, dance, cooking (can't stop cooking Thai food lately!), spending quality-laugh-so-hard-you-look-like-a-seal time with family and friends, going for Sunday back roads drives, and being in the redwoods of Mt. Tam or the bush in Kenya, where I feel most at home. 

Dream: Expedite environmental and social progress. 

Style Inspiration: David Beckham, Jourdan Dunn and Cate Blanchett.

Rachel + Mae-Noel: The elegant simplicity of Mae-Noel is what I look for in quality pieces to add to my wardrobe. Knowing that each piece is made with consideration for the environment and the person who made it makes it feel that much more luxurious and sexy.

Rachel and her fiancĂ© live in the Bay Area where she actively works for environmental and social justice. Her passion for such important causes and fun, relatable personality drew me to her as a muse. I hope her story inspires you as well.   

Joanna Mae-Noel