Rachel Zoe

Rachel talks Emmys, styling for less, and her mysterious illness.

on Sep 21, 2009


How was the end of New York Fashion Week?

It was mayhem and I got sick at the tail end. I missed the last day and a half of shows, which kind of sucked. But other than that, it was a great week. But for me, it was one of the most intense - between promoting the show, running my line for QVC, and obviously working with my clients, it was a pretty intense week. But I survived, definitely by the skin of my teeth this time.

Did you dress anyone for the Emmys?

No, I did not. I was involved a little bit with Debra Messing. Debra is still a client, but Debra was going with her husband this year, so it was one of those things, Michael Kors was going to dress her. I looked at the sketches. I was a little bit involved, but not a lot. It was more Michael and Debra and I was in the loop, but she was kind of going more to attend the Emmys. She is still a client.

Did anyone else at the Emmys stand out to you?

I haven't had a really good chance to look at everything. I think Blake Lively, when you're that age, that's when you should do it. That's when you should show everything and just go for it! I loved Leighton's dress, it was my favorite dress from the collection. Other than that, nothing else really jumped out at me.

Did you like January Jones' dress?

I did like that. I think it was very true to Donatella's collection. But it takes a lot of fashion guts to wear that, which I always admire. I like that January takes chances and doesn't necessarily do what's expected.

You got to work with Ashton in this episode for the Blah Blah Blah Girls web series. How did this come about?

I've become very close with Ashton. Rodger and I have both become close with Ashton and Demi. We have a lot of friends in common, and obviously we've worked together for many years. When I started talking about developing my own site, Ashton was very helpful and really pushed me to get involved in digital media, because it's such an important component. I was very scared of it, but Ashton had a huge impact on me and really pushed me to get started on Twitter and all of that. There's something about Ashton that when he says something, you believe it, you want to do it, and you listen. He gives an unbiased opinion. He's very smart, very business savvy and hilarious. Demi and Ashton both pushed me to get started in digital media. So I told him I'd try it if he helped explain the whole thing to me, and he brought up the Blah Girls and said he really wanted me to do an episode. And I was like, 'Oh my god Ashton, I don't know how to act, I certainly don't know how to do a voice over.' And he said, 'I just want you to be you.' And so that's what we did. The rest is history. And as you can see, the filming and voice over work was not easy for me.