Rachel Zoe

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

on Sep 21, 20090

In one scene you get a phone call and Taylor and Brad are goofing off and making fun of you in the background. You comment that you don't get any respect from them. Do you still feel like that?

At the end of the day I do, but I think Brad said it best in an interview once. He said, "We're like the two children you never wanted." They kind of are like that most of the time. When they're together they're like that. When they're apart, they are great. But together, it's sort of like Mean Girls. They are respectful about the job. When it comes to doing the job, they'll do anything it takes to get it done right. That's what matters to me the most. Now if they were talking down to me and being completely disrespectful, then they wouldn't be here. That I can't put up with. But they definitely are very immature a lot of the time!

This week ends with a cliffhanger - Taylor comes back to the office to tell you she's thinking about leaving, and she finds you really sick.

I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I thought I was getting the flu. You'll find out what happens in an upcoming episode. It was a nightmare. But I think you see a side of Taylor that you don't know. She takes me home from work and then she's in bed taking care of me.

 

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Rachel, I love your show and your style. that episode when you were sick, the first thing that came to my mind is that......could you be Pregnant ?? Good ;uck with your show and I hope that you feel well

Gwen
Gwen

Just wanted to comment on the show when you were home resting and your sister and the kids came to visit and you guys were going through pictures. That is the best I have ever seen you look. Your hair and make up was great and you looked so content and rested. Love the show!!

kathi
kathi

Rachel--you are beautiful. I am a cancer survivor of 42 yrs. It was located in my face, and I've had approx 80 operations to repair radiation damage, the most recent was 9-3-09. My motto, "If you don't like it...don't look". Do not let the press tell you how to look, or zing you for any change in your looks. It's only important that you feel good in your own skin, not what others think of you!! Don't give up!

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love your show:] wish u could make more small fur vests 4 qvc

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I love Rachel's couch, where did she get it?

Angela
Angela

Rachel,I love you and your show. Had to tell you that if it really is Vertigo, you NEED to slow down. I was diagnosed 7 years ago and it will come and go if you don't take it easy. It totally changed my life. I learned how to relax! I know how you feel, you can't slow down but you really don't have a choice. Listen to the Docs and your Hubby:) Take care of you!

tracy
tracy

Dear Rachel Zoe, I was just watching the show and heard that you have a recent diagonsis of Vertigo. There are other ways to cure this besides medicine. There are otoconia (cystal like objects) in the your inner ear that may have broken free of the otolithic membrane that need to be replaced in the canal. Long story short find a Physical Therapist that is trained in the Brandt-Daroff and the Epley Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers (CRM) and they can help (most times instant results). Good Luck

michele
michele

Rachel,

In one episode you mention a body shaper from Women's Wear Daily. Who is the manufacturer of the body shaper.

michele

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l luv luv luv u your sooo fabolous shut it all the way down

hissyfit
hissyfit

rachel, i had a "mysterious illness" and then people through me an "intervention" and then i "went to treatment for ED" i will say... i was much happier when the illness was "mysterious" and i wasn't "force fed" i can't say i know your story but maybe a health advisor could work with you and help you show people how to be well and fashionable too! take care. i love the show. i think your assistant needs health guidance as well, she seems thin and pissed off a lot even though you do so much to help her along career wise. thin is okay unless you die. balance is better than death..??? i think.

Franny
Franny

Rachel, I love watching your show. You are such a sweet person and work so hard. Your clothing and accessories are so beautiful. I could never afford to buy any of the things you have in your studio but I can always dream about it! Taylor is a hard worker and that Brad can be so funny, he would make work a little easier to get through. Sorry to see the season end already. Best wishes to all of you and please stay well. Your health is the most important thing you have to think about. Roger needs you! Take some time to stop and smell the roses.

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Love you Rachel, and your show also. Brad and Taylor fill in the spots that are just too real in life. Stress gets everyone down. Hope they both stay with you!!! Tay Tay is so cute, and Brad adds the drama!!!

Coco from PR
Coco from PR

rachel I hope you are feeling better. I have to thank you for, without knowing, helping me get interested in styling and the way I dress. I always like design but in the form of architecture and interior design, for clothes I knew what I liked and admire craftmanship but always were lazy about taking the time or interest in thinkng about my clothes. whith your show I started experimenting and love it, I love you and thank you for that. mondays are happier now and people treat me differently. OMG I die!

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Please do tell what the bag of the season is!! Love watching u!!!

CathyK
CathyK

CAMERAS! ACTION! Rachel - Do you even get tired of the cameras always being there when you just need a minute to yourself? Are you able to stop filming when you want to? How much during the day are you being filmed?

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I love your show.. I think you are awesome. I cant wait each week wish you were on an everyday. And your husband is right dont let the media get to you .. Thank you for letting us see a part of your world.

Christine
Christine

Hi Rachel, I absolutely LOVE your show! I have watched every episode and sometimes watch recorded episodes more than once. You have inspired me to watch fashion trends and update my wardrobe. Do not let the media hurt your feelings---they are just jealous of your success. Taylor and Brad are awesome, too!

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RACHEL I LOVE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP BEING U!!! :p

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Rachel, I love the show and you are absolutely amazing! Please don't listen to any of those negative remarks in the press...I'm a true fan and i think you're a beautiful person on the inside and out...and if those people would watch the show...they'd realize that too!

Indiana love rachel :)

kim
kim

rachel,just caught up on the last two episodes and don't let what people say or think about how you look get to you. I get the same comments myself since going through a seperation and therefore coffee and work and lack of sleep are my vice right now and yes i have lost a few pounds. But wear what you want, bones showing or not because i have realized i no longer care if people tell me that i unheathy and all my bones are showing...they don't live my life and i am happy. and i love your show and never miss it so don't change a thing. your the best zoe

fran
fran

Hi Rachel. I am a huge fan of your show. Just like you, I love Chanel and then Gucci. I am obsessed with fashion. Would love to do what you do. Also, love Taylor as well.

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Rachel, LLLLLLOOOOVE your show. I'm addicted. I certainly don't have the time, but it is one thing I do make time for. You, by the way, look fabulous! You are petite and slim and adorable so don't let the media get you down about the way you look or your weight.

mango
mango

Rachel, You seem a little over the top and stressed out sometimes. It's October now, how about a list of every client, what event they are planning to attend between now and May 2010. Plan they dresses now. Instead of taking dresses from designers, how about taking pictures first. Send them to their client and see what ones they would like to try on. Maybe this would elimate less returns. Have a delivery system pick up an drop off the clothes.

Try to elimate less stress in your life. Need someone to work from their home to help you?

mango
mango

Rachel, You seem a little over the top and stressed out sometimes. It's October now, how about a list of every client, what event they are planning to attend between now and May 2010. Plan they dresses now. Instead of taking dresses from designers, how about taking pictures first. Send them to their client and see what ones they would like to try on. Maybe this would elimate less returns. Have a delivery system pick up an drop off the clothes.

Try to elimate less stress in your life. Need someone to work from their home to help you?

lily
lily

Rachel loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the show.............. is awesome I hope that you feel better now, good luck.

michelle
michelle

rachel, you are beautiful, inspiring, glamorous, and gorgeous. you have become such an astounding icon. do not let bad publicity get you down. things like that only make you stronger. your not known until your talked about. and honestly whether people say good or bad things, they still know your name. and that is making your label bigger. your style is absolutely amazing. and as an aspiring fashion designer, you truly are my inspiration. so i would just like to say thank you.

WanaBZOE
WanaBZOE

Rachel, you are my idol/my rock/my sunshine! Because of you, I am aspiring to be an Image Consulant. You are so fabulous! Carl would be so lucky to have you bless his clothing. LOVE YOU.THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION!

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Does anyone know any details about the high neck, cream-and-black floral print blouse Rachel styled with the Cynthia Vincent faux fur shrug for the "black-and-white look" at the Glamour shoot (which never made it into the magazine but was featured in the show)? I loved the blouse - the one she described as Ali MacGraw in Love Story - but could not find it anywhere on Piperlime. Thanks!

Cathy
Cathy

Rachel - RZP is the best. What am I going to do after the season finale?? I can't wait for the next new season. This was a great season and I enjoyed every single show. I learn a little more about accessorizing with each show. Hope you feel bettter and take some time for yourself! You've earned it.

Debbydew
Debbydew

I've just recently started watching your show. I'm slightly bothered by all the cursing, doesn't matter to me, I'm a big girl, but my daughter, Heather, is only 10 and I have to be very careful about letting her watch you. See, she's got this really incredible talent for a 10-year old. Yep, that's right . . . 10. She's just simply incredible. She's truly an artist, I want only the best for her, and for some reason, I would really like for her to learn from you. Your lifestyle scares the heck out of me, but there's just something so similar about you and her . . . ever thought about taking on a young protege' who could learn from you? You'd be surprised how in tune to fashion this little one is. She's unaffected by borrowing, second-handing . . . what looks good is what matters to her. Alright, that's it . . . you're either going to like the idea or not. Love your vulnerability . . . I have a hard time believing how honest you all are with each other. It's refreshing. It's not always easy, but you're always straight. You're hardly rattled by a thing . . . even in the most intense of times, you are pretty cool-headed. Love that.

Elisa
Elisa

I really enjoy the show but wonder why there are so few episodes? Seems like it just came back and it is over. Also, and this is just a suggestion...we never see you eat. Maybe the tabs would lay off the skinny thing if we saw you eat something once in a while. I never noticed in previous seasons but because it was an issue this season, it became glaringly obvious that we never see you eat.

SHERYL
SHERYL

Hi Rachel - Love the show - you're doing an awesome job! If you need a great fancy colored diamond connection, I am you person! My husband and I live in Millburn, NJ. We have on office an 47th st and a factory were he cuts the diamonds right there. We have THE MOST unbeilable invenotory. Come and take a look anytime!

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hey rach wats up love the show but taylor doesnt anymore sorry.

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Dear Rachel, I have watched every one of your episodes and love the way you put all ensembles, accessories and shoes together for the stars. I never thought big jewelery looked good on petite women but, after seeing you sporting big rings, bracelets and necklaces I now love wearing them.I saw your Dad on two of your episodes and loved the look of beautiful clothing he wore. Do you get your sense of sytle from him? Love you and your show! Juanita

Sheri carey
Sheri carey

Hey Rachel, I luv your show!! I think you need to not let all this media crap get to you cause your health is the most important thing, I lost my mom two yrs ago and the way I see is Live life to the fullest cause you never know when it can all be gone.. Stay healthy I think you look Awsome and don't by into this media crap and DRAMA!!! Listen to your Friends and Family..Luv ya Rachel and Keep up the Great work out there in the Fashion world!!!!Luv the show...

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Rachel, could the mysterious illness be pregnancy??

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LOVE, LOVE your show Rachel!! I watch every episode several times because you always catch a glimpse of a new accessory that way!! So, quick q about one of the jackets you wore... it was the white furry sleeveless piece. Who makes it?? I must have it! Thank you!

-dm

shirl
shirl

Rachel, Once again I just have to say I love your show. I hope you are feeling better. Taylor and Brad are so dramatic. The one reason I watch your show is because it is so over the top. I love watching you create looks for your clients. I can't wait to watch your show because it is my escape from my everyday drama of my brother's fight to battle a brain tumor.

Sheila
Sheila

Rachel,

Please tell me where did you get that great robe? S.

nikki
nikki

Lauri - the site is Piperlime.com. Brought to you by the lovely folks who brought you Gap and Banana Republic.

To Rachel - do you know how your illness was brought about yet? I have had similar symptoms brought when I don't drink enough water, eg, if I drink less than 16 fluid ounces every two hours; it's usually exacerbated when the situation is combined with having too much caffeine in your system.

Love you, love your show...

Lauri
Lauri

Banana's .. that is all I have to say ! Love the show and love the fashion !!

Lauri
Lauri

What was the place you were using - was it limelight ? I have been trying to locate that online. They seem to have some cool things !!

Jill
Jill

Rachel,

I love watching the show! Have been a HUGE fan of awards shows my entire life and never realized the time and effort it takes to get "THE" look. You have an amazing eye for clothes but I do have a question/request: I am a petite person but much heavier than all of your clients I have seen on the show. It would be great to see you dress a normal sized woman - meaning someone in a 10 or 12 - to pull some of your looks off.

Thanks for any advice you can give in the blogs - and LOVE THE SHOW!!!!

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you are so much fun to watch. i love the way you really care about fashion and it is inspiring

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A little too much faux-drama last night. Much too overwrought. Glad you're feeling better and I figured we'd have heard by now if you'd had some dread disease or died or anything like that. :)

Question: what was the neckalce Taylor was wearing when you were at the Glamour photo session? And if it a zillion-dollar vintage something, then please give tips for a low-budget version. Thanks. Love you!

susan b
susan b

Dear Rachel: I love your show! I never knew how much goes into getting the celebs ready for various events. It is a fun-filled hour watching you and I like your style. You and Rodger are a great couple.

I like to go shopping and live in an area where there a lot of stores within easy reach. After watching you, I feel I am a more discriminating shopper. If something doesn't Really Strike Me, or if it is not To Die For, I put it down. I am thrilled when I find something that is really To Die For and then I buy it and bring it home. I realize it is not so much about how much you spend, but whether you Really Love Something and also that it looks really good on you. Best wishes.

Unique Walker
Unique Walker

I need to know the name of the boots on last night show that Rachel had on the were gold! Someone please help me those boots were SICK! Omg

Avid Viewer
Avid Viewer

Watched the show last night. I can't wait to see the glamour shoot in the magazine. I love your style and Brad & Taylor are hysterical. This show is def scripted...no?

Sam
Sam

Rachel I love love love you and your show!! Every Monday evening I get the urge to go shopping because of you. You are brilliant! By the way that white "bath mat" vest last night WAS hot!

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I just think that episode when u had the flu or whatever was over-produced (I work in reality TV), and it annoys me. You were probably just media seasick.

Xoxo Love!!