Hi! I’m Rachelle.* I’m a lifestyle writer, author and editor, focused on style, pop culture and families.

Most recently, I worked as a features editor and reporter for the NY Post, where I’ve published stories on everything from country music stars going glam; to couples adopting their babies off Instagram; to parents grappling with the Christmas season’s hottest — and grossest — children’s gift.

Before that, I was a retail contributor at Forbes, where I covered the business of selling pretty, sparkly things, and co-edited the 2018 30 Under 30 of European Retail list.

I’ve had essays and articles in the NY Times, Racked, Bloomberg View and others.

I also write stylish histories, which have been translated for readers in Europe, Asia and South America. My first book, “Women From the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us” (HarperCollins, 2012) was called “wickedly provocative” by Kirkus, “fleet-footed” by the New York Times, and was named one of Janet Maslin’s top beach reads of Summer 2012.

My second, “Brilliance and Fire: A Biography of Diamonds” (HarperCollins, 2016) was called “exhilarating” by the Wall Street Journal, and it was picked as one of Amazon’s top nonfiction titles of June 2016. It was featured in best-of summer lists at Harper’s Bazaar and The Knot.

I have been interviewed for NPR’s Weekend Edition and Marketplace and have appeared on WSJ Lunch Break and Yahoo Finance. In 2012, I traveled the country giving presentations on the topic of women and shoes.

I live with my husband and our son in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For pitches, possible collaborations and speaking gigs, find me here:

For all things bookish, contact David Halpern at The Robbins Office:

*ruh-SHELL (she/her)

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  1. Hi. My name is Daisuke Shimizu. I’m a writer of the Asahi Shimbun, Japanese newspaper.
    The Asahi Shimbun publishes a special paper called “Globe” once a month. Unlike ordinary papers, this is a medium that introduces the world’s changes and people’s efforts with great depth. In the January 2020 issue, we will publish a special article on the forefront of “Diamond”. Until now, it was unknown where diamonds were mined and processed. Rather, it may have been information that consumers did not need to know. There has been a change among companies and individuals to disclose the process of how a diamond is formed. In telling why such a shift is taking place, we want to reveal the source of the longing and values that we all have in diamonds.
    I will go to NY from 17 to19 to cover Tiffany’s flagship shop and Lab-Grown diamonds shop, etc. I read your book “BRILLIANCE AND FIRE : A Biography of Diamonds”. If you give me a little time, I would like to interview you. I am glad if you consider it. Sorry for the sudden contact. Thank you very much.

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