Rachel Zoe

RZ discusses NY Fashion Week, DVF's line, Armani's empire, and her run-in with L. Lo!

on Aug 31, 20090

 

Bravotv.com: What do you think of the season so far?

Rachel Zoe: People are loving it, which makes me happy.

So in this episode, you travel to New York for Fashion Week. You bring Taylor, but she's prepping for Jennifer Garner's In Style shoot and has to leave. What happened there?

Well, it goes back to the usual with Taylor. I try to make her happy by bringing her with us so that she doesn't feel like it's always me and Brad going to shows and getting to do that stuff. So I bring her because I think that she'll like it, she'll appreciate it, but ultimately once she's there, she doesn't really care that much to be a part of it. Once the job hits, she gets into that mode, and she's like, 'I'm not even here.' My hopes were that we would prep the In Style shoot during Fashion Week, but in the end she had to leave early to go back for the job. We knew that it was going to be a beauty shoot, but very often with a beauty shoot, you still shoot waist up or sometimes a full shot. But in this case it was going to be more shoulders up.

Were you aware all along that the shoot would be shoulder up? Taylor gets so angry about the lack of communication.

In my experience, even when they say that it will be a beauty shoot, it very often isn't. I like to be extra prepared. I had been prepping the job from New York, and Taylor needed to do some stuff in LA.

How do you decide which Fashion Week shows to attend?

I go to the shows that are either a. very close friends of mine b. new designers I want to support or c. shows of designers I've had a lot of history with or success with, whether it's casual or red carpet. Sometimes I go to shows that are really over the top because I use those for fashion editorials.

33 comments
Monica
Monica

Hi Rachel! love the show love this season! just wondering the hat you wear in some the episodes the black ithink wiht two gold lines what brand is it???? i love it!!!!

susan
susan

I second that comment. Love Rachel's black hat with gold trim. Is that available for sale somewhere?

Penney
Penney

Bravo Rachel! Good for you for going the faux fur route! I'm extremely happy you are promoting the faux fur over killing for the fur!

I think that the faux fur can be realistic, but it can also be a whole lot more fun than real fur. You can create so many more looks and go wild with it! I can't wait to see your new line, I know it is going to be brilliant!

Way to go Rachel! Congrats for doing the right thing!!!!

Maria
Maria

Rachel Zoe you are amazing! Dont let the journalists get to you theyre just pissed that all your clients are making the best dressed list :) I absolutely love your style and i was hoping you could tell me were to find that black hat with the gold and brown trim you wore acouple of times on your show? it kinda looks like a fedora? Love the show cant wait to see what youll do next!!

Eunice
Eunice

Hi Rach,

First, let me start off by saying I think your amazing!! Love how you started and respect you for where you are now in your career......Second, I would like to express how I think that Taylor does not deserve working for you, there are thousands of young people who would die to be in the position she is in and yet, she takes everything for granted.......it's such a negative vibe when she's around!!! You and Brad ROCK!!!!! Good Luck to you and I look forward to seeing your new line, I would love to welcome your collection to my life!!!!

Cassie
Cassie

Rachel-I have no style and need help. Can you give advice on how to get a classic style like Eva Mendes and where to shop?

AmyinGA
AmyinGA

Love you, love your style, love your show- I DIE! Listen, I know we don't see your whole life but what we do see, your poor husband is sooooo neglected by you and it seems he really wants some of your time! Most women would kill to have a husband like yours. Just remember, that on your deathbed, will you wish you bought one more vintage jacket or spent more time w/ Rodger? He's such a sweetpea and it seems like he tries to make you happy but you're too busy w/ your work to notice! Take some time for you and for your marriage! You're lucky he's still around!

Jea said that
Jea said that

Interesting show looking forward to the up coming segments found it by chance and could not turn away every one makes it a great mix of course I am a visual junkie so watching it feeds my sensual drives good luck to everyone and all the best in these trying times! Jea

SuzieQ
SuzieQ

You had this fab ring on, it looked like a snake wrapped around your finger! I loved it!!! I want to know where to get one....Love it!

lee
lee

Rschel, I absolutely love you and your show! I intern at a local hit stylist here in Dallas and right now im in New York. Do you think that you will get sunglasses into your new product line? I love your style and when your clothes hit stores I will be in line to buy!!

Carol
Carol

I love the hat you wore last week...who makes it..(was black or Brown with 2 gold bands...style was like a downturned fedora)

hannah
hannah

Rachel, Its so fun to watch you do your job amazingly well but also have a sense of humor and be humble the entire time...oh and by the way you look fabulous while doing it!

Jane
Jane

Greeting from Ireland Rachel! :D I'm trilled silly your show is on again. I LOVE your passion for what you do. You're an inspiration and of course your style rocks. lots of love, Jane www.jeminijewellery.com Love Jemini

Viewer
Viewer

Rachel,

No doubt, you are really talented and gifted and very lucky to have a lucrative career doing what you love to do. WHY do you accept Taylor's constant whining and bitching? She is also very good at what she does...but there are those who are better WITHOUT the attitude. You are HER boss and she shouldn't treat you that way.

Viewer
Viewer

Rachel, I absolutely love, love, love the pink dress you wear for the introduction to the show. It looks like so much fun to wear it and it's the prettiest and most flattering dress I've seen on you. I'd love to know who the designer is. Love the show. All the beautiful clothes are something I can only dream about.

maia!
maia!

Rachel! What you do is amazing. Since i was a kid i was in love w fashion. what you do is my dream! i've already commented on tay's blog and im really interested in what you do! how can intern for you? lol i'd do it for free and i hav pinpricks for boobs so email me! luv the show btw and dont give up on tay... but if u do, im always available lol ;) email me! love your friend fan and hopeful intern(maybe), maia

Fab
Fab

Love season 2 so far! Love you, love Brad, love Taylor, love, love, love! Can't wait for your line.

Pema
Pema

Love the show. I like reality shows where something is being done, how people work towards goals and accomplish them. Love everyone on the show, hope is has many seasons!!! love the vintage clothes, the real furs tho...yuck.

atlshopper
atlshopper

I love your style and the show. You look amazing and i wish you the best in all you do!

Viewer
Viewer

I'm really enjoying season two of your show, Rachel. Loved, loved, loved Eva and Cameron's red carpet looks. "I die!" Nice to see you doing a faux fur line, too. I can't wait until it's available.

If I were younger (and thinner) I'd volunteer to intern for you for free. What's wrong with Taylor? Doesn't she see what a great opportunity you've given her? It's sad to see someone so young, so pretty and so negative.

Please share where you got the silver-y hat and I,too, would like to know what you order from Starbucks.

PS: I'm so over Marchesa. Anyway, isn't Georgina married to Mr. Project Runway? Kind of makes her appearances on these shows nothing more than product placement. Blech!

goldishoes
goldishoes

Hi Rachel, Loved the show. I am a first time viewer and really enjoyed all the great fashions! In particular I am interested in the red dress that you wear during the intro for each show. Can you tell me who designed it and wear I might find one? I am running a fund raiser for MS Nov 20th in Chicago and would love to wear that dress. We are having a black tie ball to raise money for MS and the way the dress is cut you would be able to see my shoes all night!! Thanks for your help

Viewer
Viewer

Rachel, you are a goddess. Your talent for spotting the right dress for the right person is unsurpassed. What you did with the Chanel Haute Couture gown for Cameron Diaz was pure genius. And your eye for the perfect accessories, is well, brillant, ie - Eva Mendez - omg. I love love love your show. It's great to see that you and your team have ups and downs like everyone else, but still maintain what seems to be a really close-knit relationship.

Best of luck with your clothing line(s) and this new season on Bravo - it's off to a great start

Cheryl Johnson
Cheryl Johnson

Rachel, I absolutely love your show! I love shopping, clothes, jewely, etc. My husand and I clash I was going to say sometimes, but really a lot, because he doesn't understand my need to shop. When I shop, I can stay in one store for a couple of hours. I have to look at everything. He just doesn't understand. When I watch your show, I know I'm not a freak! There are other people who love clothes, shopping, and creating a "look" as much as I do. I wish the seasons of your show lasted longer. Before you know it it will be over and I'll have to wait for the next. I am so excited you may have fashion line (I believe that is what that was about in episode 2). I hope it is affordable. The only thing is, Rachel, out here in middle America (Louisville, KY) to be exact, we aren't as thin as all the beauties in NYC and Los Angeles. So, we sometimes get left out of the fashion scene. That's not your problem though. I STILL LOVE YOUR SHOW AND I DIE EVERYTIME I WATCH IT! IT IS BANANNAS! I hope I spelled that right, but I just don't feel like looking it up. Bye!

Sheryl
Sheryl

Hi Rachel - Love the show! I live in Millburn with my husband and 2 children. My husband manufactures and cuts his own natural fancy colored diamonds - his office and factory are on 47th st. Have some great ideas for you if you ever wanted to incorporate some of his diamonds into your own jewelry line or even to out to your clients. He has some of the most impressive diamonds in the world - which most of them he cuts himself. From one Millburn/Short Hills girl to another, give me a call!

marie
marie

You are very gifted and talented,,,at what you do,,,but i think you are your worst critic,,,you nail every outfit everytime, the end result is amazing with every client. Thank you for sharing with tv land what your life is like. Keep up the great work you do.

joey
joey

joey! Hi RZ I just love the show and you and Roger he a real sweetie!! Do you still have your Dulan Mobile ? That was bananas !! I can't wait to shop QVC & buy buy buy your line Charge..... Your the best BRAVO to U

shoeaholic
shoeaholic

Lovin season 2! All your girls "shut down" the red carpet at the Globes! My favorite was Eva Mendes and only she could have worked that gown the way it was supposed to be worked. Anne was beautiful. The Chanel alteration for Cameron was brillant! Congrats!!! Can't wait to see your accessories and faux fur line partnership with QVC. All the best for you.

Viewer
Viewer

what do you order at stuarbucks?!

Cassidy
Cassidy

Where on earth did that chic silver, sparkley, almost beret-esque hat come from that you wore in this episode!? I died when I saw it, and I absolutely need to have one!

Stephanie
Stephanie

Hi Rachel!

I love the show. I would work for you for FREE. I would have loved working in the fashion industry. I should have gone to NYC after I graduated from college 20 years ago. You have the best style!

Viewer
Viewer

You wore so many adorable hats in this episode! The one in particular that I absolutely LOVED was a silver sparkley, almost beret-style hat. Who on earth designed that glorious work and what exactly would you call that style of hat?

Viewer
Viewer

I cannot believe that Georgina Chapman was checking you out, in the split second when you were looking at Karen Craig. Wow, my opinion of Georgina just went downhill. Instead Karen seemed really nice. re-play it and watch it.

Karleigh
Karleigh

So excited about your line!!