01/15/2013 03:07 pm ET Updated Mar 17, 2013

Rachel Roy On Birthday Celebrations, Donations, And The Secret To Not Wearing Makeup

Rachel Roy is celebrating her 39th birthday a little differently this year. Instead of "spending money on a dinner or a party or presents," as Rachel told us, she is asking friends, family, fans, and everyone who can, to "help someone else have a bit of an easier life" and donate to her Charity Water Campaign. Inspired by her recent trip to India, she is determined to raise money to give clean water to those in need.

In turn, we were inspired by Rachel's mission, and decided to pick her brain on this recent endeavor, and all things birthday related. But of course, in commemoration of being one year older, and of course wiser, we couldn't help but ask her how she stays looking so young and gorgeous. Check out our chat with Rachel below.