Rachel Zoe

Rachel talks tabloid gossip, modelling for Marie Claire, and Taylor's last-minute ditch.

on Sep 14, 20090

Brad seems to think that it is a requirement.

Well yeah, but Brad actually really enjoys it. He truly enjoys it. He really does love it and if I thought that he didn't, I wouldn't ask him to come.

Well, you mention that Brad likes the spotlight. Does that ever bother you?

No, I mean I think that he's excited about the business, and he hasn't been in it very long, and so it's still somewhat new to him. He feeds off that energy. He loves the after-work activities. He loves going to events, he loves going to fashion shows. He enjoys it, and for as much as he enjoys it, Taylor doesn't.

During the Marie Claire photo shoot, you admit that you're a poor model.

Horrible. Never want to see a picture of myself.

How do you think it went? Were you happy with how it turned out?

I was happy - as happy as I can be with a shoot of myself. It's not easy for me. I think when you spend years on the other side of the camera, that's where your comfort zone is.

And Brad "styled you," but he admitted that he wasn't really involved in any final decisions.

Well, I think it's no secret that I'm a bit of a control freak. It's of those things where I want to relinquish control and say, "OK, I don't want to make any decisions, tell me what to do." But at the end of the day it's hard. I completely understand why being styled is so difficult. It's a tough thing. It's a little bit like a hairstylist letting someone cut their hair, or a chef eating someone else's food. It's a little tricky.

73 comments
Meryle
Meryle

Hey Rachel, just started to watch your show. I love it!!!! The pace you keep is amazing. I have been in the fashion business for 25 years as a hairstylist. Sometimes I feel like my cell phone never stops going and that my clients call me with emergency hair colour appts as if it is a medical emergency!!! Your humility and humble attitutde shows. I also am so grateful to take care of clients in whatever way I can. This business is a blessing. The whole "thin" thing...if other people schlepped around 12 hours a day without a break they would be thin too!! Sometimes when you are so busy it is hard whether to decide to eat, pee or return a phone call. Cant wait to see more episodes. Maybe I will have the luck to run into you on one of my Bev Hills Barneys excursions!!!!

Viewer:1
Viewer:1

hi rachel, i just wanted to let you know that i adore you!!! you should have your own tv empire as oprah :) im from croatia and i and my friend, well, we just die for you. ;))

your the best!

jess
jess

I've only seen 2 episodes but I love your show! A good reason to look forward to Monday nights. :)

Julie
Julie

Rachel~

Take a deep breath! Remember, you have worked very hard to get where you are in your life and your career. That is why the rich, famous and fabulous come to YOU for what you can offer to them. That is why YOU are invited to the Oscars, the parties, to host special events, model in magazines, enjoy a night out with celebs, and so on. These "journalists" that are talking trash about you are doing so because they have not acheived anything close to your success in life or career. Are they writing for Elite magazines or newspapers, or are they the magazines and newspapers that sit behind everything else? Are they being invited to have lunch with Anne Hathaway or Liv Tyler? People strive to find the spot that makes someone else go completely bazerk! The key for you is to remember, who you are, and how you got yourself where you are in life. What other people choose to say or believe, that is their problem, not yours! Ans so your back bone shows when you wear a low slung dress, that dress just happens to be Hollsten, or Marc Jacobs! ( my dress came from a thrift store, and I STILL carry my head high!) Although your backbone may show, girl, you are also showing all those people, " This back bone is STRONG and can handle the shit you dish out!" Oh, and get rid of Taylor! All the stress you have, you do not need her jealous selfish poor me pitty party attitude! Surround yourself with enthusiasm and optimism! Love to you! Julie M, Southern Indiana!

jessica
jessica

Rachel i just want to tell u not to let the tabloids bring you down just the opposite it should show you how well you are doing . The more successful you are the more haters you are going to have .So let this show you how amazing you are and in the future you should laugh at these jealous people by how stupid and immature they are as long as you know who you are thats the only thing that matters xoxo you are my inspiration

Nicole
Nicole

Hi Rachel~ First I would just like to say that you are a genius at what you do. LOVE LOVE LOVE fashion! I was wondering if you found the Emmy's as boring fashion wise as I did? I really found it underwhelming this year...What do you think? I was shocked because there is ALWAYS at least one look that literally takes my breath away at Award Shows...Not a gasp to be found this year...Such a bummer.

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Viewer

Rachel- Just watched tonights episode, hope you are feeling better and it is nothing serious, wont know till next week...i will keep you in my prayers, I never post (except for when i just told taylor to grow up) ugghhh! Any way, i love your show and your clothes, i just went thru chemo having had breast cancer and a masectomy, iam always looking for ideas so when my hair finally grows back i want it to look like yours, you make me want to excersize and look better, And dont listen to the Tabloids they suck!

Holly
Holly

After seeing the Emmy's, I started wondering to myself " WHY DIDN'T THEY CALL RACHEL TO STYLE THEM !!" You are brilliant at what you do.

natalie
natalie

Don't let them get you down on being thin Rachel. I'm 103 lbs and 5'5, and people always accused me of having an eating disorder. It hurt so much that I went to a dietician and a specialist to help me gain weight. After a while I quit because it wasn't worth it anymore. I finally didn't car about my weight because i wasn't it doing it for me, but for the people who had hurt me. Just try to ignore them even though it's hard. As long as YOU know you're healthy thats all that matters!!

ANNE MURRAY
ANNE MURRAY

RACHEL.... what a Wonderful show !!! For the first time in years I am getting excited about good fashion again....and, I am learning so much, and starting to think outside of the box... I have been in a rut for sooooo..long. Thank you for your impeccable influnce... 61yrs and excited again !!! Anne

Alana
Alana

Rachel, you are the BEST! Don't ever let those idot tabloids get you down - Roger is right - the people who count knows the truth. Rise above them, keep your thoughts above those wanna-be journalists, and know you have fans here that adore everything you stand for. I love your style for each of your clients and your personal style is just awsome! If you ever need another assistant - just let me know, I would love to help you!

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Viewer

Rachel you are an awesome designer and you shouldn't let the tabloids get to you! It happens to all the celebrities in Hollywood, which means you're on your way up! Also, your photo's from your photo shoot are really awesome!

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Viewer

Rachel, how can you be so insecure and childish about your appearance? Perhaps if you wore close that fit instead of oversized tents the press wouldn't mention how thin you are. Also, you choose outfits for your clients, but can't make a decision about what you will wear? This does not compute. I hope your client's don't know how insecure you are about your ability to pick the correct outfit for yourself or they'll begin to wonder how well you're doing on their selections.

jennifer
jennifer

Rachel- I really am surprised by how much I enjoy your show. I'm a stay at home mom with 2 babies and have no fashion in my life! So- your show is a fun little escape and it's cool to see you with so much genuine talent for something that is fun and interesting. For someone of your success and talent- I do not understand why Taylor is still working for you. She seems much too introverted for the industry (Brad is perfect for it!), she's disrespectful and unnappreciative. I'm sure there are thousands of young, talented, motivated, respectful, mature young men and women out there who would do a better job. you deserve it. stand in your own two feet- possess yourself as the talented, kind effervescent sccessful fabulous woman that you are- and fire Taylor! (oh- and ignore the tabloids)

susie b.
susie b.

love..love...love your show..wish it was on at least a few months.takes me to another world and i feel enriched.how do u stay thin..do u follow a certain diet...take care....keep up the good work!

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Viewer

Hi Rachel, I love you, your passion for what you do, and your show. The Rachel Zoe Project is my favorite realty show period. Anyone who can absolutely love what they do (as you do) should consider themselves blessed. Keep up the good work and thank you for being an inspiration.

Jessica
Jessica

OMG I am a huge huge fan! I love the Rachel Zoe Project. Rachel you are the greatest, I love your style. BUT BRAD!!! I LOOOVVVEEE BRAD! He has the best Bradatude!!! Taylor is so bitchy that she reminds me of me. LOL ~ The whole crew is awesome. I just want Rachel to know as someone who has a weight problem that it doesnt matter what anyone says behind your back....Its what you can stab into there back that matters... LOL!!! No really your beautiful and screw those who have nothing better to do than talk Sh*t. And look at it this way, they use you in there rags because you sell! You are wonderful!

BJC
BJC

Love you, your team, hubby the entire show. Negative press,concider the source they are pests that need to be squashed with your voice. You are not to thin, just tiny and maybe a tiny bit stressed. Who can blame you. You are tough, take no crap and I love and admire that. Never,ever change because those that love you and I believe there are many will always know your truth. One question can you dress a mom on a limited budget with some extra pounds in the middle, well all around. I need to be comfortable but be able to represent a lifestyle brand of shoes at work. I manage a retail store. I love vests,big shirts,boots,jeans,scarves,chunky jewerly but I can't seem to make it work for my frame. Do a show or start a fashion advise site for the real ladies. Keep it going, you rock.

Marla B
Marla B

Rachel!! You are so FABULOUS!! I don't care what the tabloids say about you. The tabloids are leaches trying to make a buck and don't care who they hurt. If someone starts losing weight in Hollywood it's automatically thought eating disorder. I will say this. I work in the medical field and my thoughts are maybe you are not well or stress can cause all kinds of health problems and to be honest; it's no one's business and they should keep their comments to themselves. My point is don't let these idiots steal your joy. Move forward and don't worry about the tabloids!! We know they lie.

Sydneygirl
Sydneygirl

SO happy to see 100% positive and supportive comments. Love Rachel Zoe and really enjoy the show. I also love fashion and recognize that Rachel's career is pressure filled and she is amazing at it. Hope she can take heart and feel the support of her husband and friends as well as all her fans. I am also naturally very thin and recently a woman said loudly in a store, after saying she liked my jeans, that the reason I didn't have a husband was because I was so skinny. I still feel upset when I think of this. So I can relate to feeling hurt. Anyway, I guess people will always say things but being in the public eye as Rachel is I am sure it hurts. I thought she looked gorgeous in her sequin dress for the party :)

Deliah
Deliah

OMG!!!!!!! I am only 12 and I know that I want to do what you do!!!!! You are my idol! You work with the biggest names in the indistery..... I wish you would come to Chicago so you would find all new looks that I wouldn't have to go to LA for.

LOL, Deliah PS You are inspiring to me. That is what I do. It is great to understand what I would be getting myself into.

Brenda
Brenda

Rachel, you are at this point, the consummate professional. Everyone knows who you are and the quality with which you are known for. People (ny post among others) are always going to have something to say, whether it be good or bad. If you were a designer who was not well known, no one would care who you are or what you do. Please don't waste one minute on these people who are critiquing you. They are toxic to your life in every way. if you let them in an inch they will spread to every other fiber of your being. I say, you ban the stupidity (that's why you have assistants)and continue to be the stylist that keeps the company growing. I've noticed that you have a lot of 'breakdowns' in your bed while Roger does his best to be the supportive husband. keep the crap at the office. if you can't, keep it in another room, at least. He deserve more of you. you deserve more of each other. go for date night,,,,,but no talking about business or fashion. Just talk about how you met, what was 'the' thing that drew you to each other. how he proposed, your wedding, etc. We, your viewers really do care about you Rachel! We want things to go well for you. Stop looking for the bomb to drop on your career because it's not going to happen. Just take the time to adore and cherish your husband and then the rest of the team. Buy Brad amazing heels and give Taylor a week off. IT'S ABOUT YOU,,,NOT THE TABLOIDS.

Belinda from Texas
Belinda from Texas

Hey Rachel ~ First, I have to say: I love, love, love your style! You absolutely ROCK! You killed the Marie Claire shoot, you are such a perfectionist(which is why you are the best). Being a southern gal, I can flip my tv on and for a short few minutes escape to another world.....thanks for giving me that and sharing your world with those of us less fortunate. I really appreciate it! Btw: Brad is fabulous....gay guys are absolutely the BEST of friends. Plus, he seems to be shaping into quite the stylist. I wish you all the best ~ Belinda

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Viewer

Rachel, like your show but Taylor needs to go, she has so much attitude so what she knows the business she won't get far unless she changes. Remember in the beginning she treated Brad like crap expected him to know everything yet she was suppose to be training him. She only has respect for the clients. Rachel please stop trying to be a model look in the mirror sorry, but you should leave that aspect alone if you don't want to get your feelings hurt. Too many wrinkles on your top lip, you always look tired stay out of the cameras way especially closeups.

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Viewer

So, you make sure the comments are not real, or just your version of them???

Karen
Karen

Rachel, I love the show, and I know how sensative you are about how you look. As a person who was 97 pounds for about 2 years, I have to say this. The dresses you pick are not flattering to your frame, sack dresses do not look good on skinny people. Please, you have a fabulous sense of sytle and I think you phych yourself out. Get a water bra and try to avoid the sack dresses in the future, you are a beautiful woman with a great career have more confidence!

Pam
Pam

Rachel,

I've never written to a reality tv show before but I saw the episode where you did a photo shoot for Marie Claire and when you talked about your insecurity it really touched my heart. You are a beautiful woman and you are extremely talented otherwise you would not have the clientele you have. These people aren't stupid, if you were not at the top of your field they wouldn't trust you to style them. And as for the negative press, well, they have to print something and unfortunately in our society we seem to thrive on seeing negative things about people. It's a sad state but that's the way it is. Just keep reminding yourself that you have a loving husband and great friends and they all can't be wrong because they see in you a beautiful person, inside and out. Be kind to yourself, you deserve it. And if you get negative press, try not to take it to heart. Anytime you have negative press come to this blog and read some of the comments from your fans. That should help you feel more positive about yourself!

jacqueline/marie
jacqueline/marie

Hello Team RRTB! Hope all is going well. Karen, I saw a note you made that you are knitting scarves. Could you possibly suggest a good book on knitting to me? I have prior experience, many years ago; I would like to make matching Tampa Bay BUCS!!!!!! GO BUCS!!!!!!!! (clearing throat sorry) a book on knitting scarves for beginners? Any help would be much appreciated. thanks. Jac/marie

Debbie
Debbie

Rachel, I love watching your show! I also get the Zoe Report everyday. Its great getting an e-mail each day about the new styles that are coming out. You are so busy how do you keep it all together all the time? I won't be able to watch you on QVC, because I will be working. But I wish you all the luck that day.

Lyn
Lyn

Rachel, I just discovered your show and I love it! I love your sense of style....I can see why you are so successful! I also appreciate how well you treat your staff, particularly your patience with Taylor!

I caught a little of your new line on QVC during Fashion Week and I loved everything! Problem was...it all sold out within 5 minutes! I look forward to buying many pieces in your line!

Best Wishes, and keep on being you! You are adorable and fun to watch!

cristina
cristina

Love you and ur show! You are absolutely beautiful with impecible taste! I love the grass company dress you wore on your Marie Clair shoot! Where can I purchase it??

Gail
Gail

Rachel...I love..love your show. I'm not a fashion guru(?) or anything and fashion is not strong suit but you have a way of making it seem so simple and effortless..HOwever, I know its not. Your honesty and open-ness..laying your life out their for everyone to see is Commendable!!!! Even when you are "freaking-out" you still seem so calm and composed. You have a "Southern-kinda grace & elegance". Keep your chin up and continue to be you...and don't let the "media" get to you..ignore them. All your fans love you and think you are wonderful...who cares what they think.

Karen
Karen

Rachael, don't pay attention to the negativity that goes on around you. You are very talented don't let the press get you down they pick on everyone that's their motive. I love the stylish clothes that you pick out for the stars. I'm into a little fashion myself I handknit scarfs and shawls accessories make a big difference. Stay strong don't let them get you down

Karen
Karen

Rachael, don't pay attention to the negativity that goes on around you. You are very talented don't let the press get you down they pick on everyone that's their motive. I love the stylish clothes that you pick out for the stars. I'm into a little fashion myself I handknit scarfs and shawls accessories make a big difference. Stay strong don't let them get you down

Karen
Karen

Rachael, don't pay attention to the negativity that goes on around you. You are very talented don't let the press get you down they pick on everyone that's their motive. I love the stylish clothes that you pick out for the stars. I'm into a little fashion myself I handknit scarfs and shawls accessories make a big difference. Stay strong don't let them get you down

Karen
Karen

Rachael, don't pay attention to the negativity that goes on around you. You are very talented don't let the press get you down they pick on everyone that's their motive. I love the stylish clothes that you pick out for the stars. I'm into a little fashion myself I handknit scarfs and shawls accessories make a big difference. Stay strong don't let them get you down

Anna
Anna

Rachel, you are truly an artist! I was given Style A to Zoe, Christmas, 2 years ago after I went crazy for it when I saw you on Tyra. There are thousands of fashion books out there trying to reach the public but they always seem to fall short. Thank you for creating one that speaks to our fashion souls!

SB
SB

Hi Rachel:

Dont you love the fact that Betheny is jealous of you? lol

Holly
Holly

Hi, I must say that you are amazing. Fashion isn't my thing, don't have the body for it. But truly you make me feel welcomed in your world. Your open, honest and it's wonderful how you share your life. You should dump Tay, she seems to be negative all the time, you deserve better, and so do your clients. peace

Kathleen
Kathleen

I don't watch any reality tv ever, but I heard about your new show last year and tuned in, love it. It's an exciting show. You always look fabulous! Don't let the stupid press get you down, they are insane and out of control.

Bree
Bree

Rachel Zoe, you are amazing. the trends that you set and the amazing outfits you pull together. every week I watch your show, its like my very own fashion stylist. love your show each and every week. You're awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara
Barbara

Your show is fun to watch, and I feel like I know you all personally! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

Sarah
Sarah

I love your show and think that you and your team is great. I love BRAD and his Braditude. Hope you don't get too dicouraged by the press, what do they know. I think you are beautiful

Anna
Anna

I love RZ.....keep up the good work!

Rosalie Randall
Rosalie Randall

Rachel, don't give a damn what anyone says I love you and I love your show and I love how you wear your clothes and how you look in them. They are all jealous that they can't look a sleek as you.

bobbie
bobbie

just wanted to say love yoou... and everyone on your team...

Leigh
Leigh

Rachel,

I enjoy your show tremendously! I’m moving to Florida and wanted to re-create myself for a new life and career. So, I brought your book “Style A to Zoe” and I was inspired about how to implement the new changes in my wardrobe. Will you be doing any book signings in the Tampa or Miami areas?

Also, please do not allow the press to disturb your positive energy. I was 189 lbs. and everyone thought I was too fat (I’m 5’1”). I lost weight and now weigh 100 lbs. and everyone says I’m too skinny. Here is what I say: I’m happy, healthy and the positive energy has empowered me to make the changes necessary in my life.

Viewer
Viewer

When I came across your show, my first reaction was "OMG another reality show". But I have to say that I was drawn in and you have really grown on me.

I see you as very genuine. You seem to be a very hard worker and remind me of a Sixties Flower Child. You treat others as you want to be treated. You remind me a lot of myself.

You are refreshing to me and I enjoy watching your show.

Viewer
Viewer

RACHEL ZOE - um, jealous? you are all around amazing. don't let those fuddy-duds at those tabloids get to you. just stand tall in your trib two's, let your sequins shine, and rock it!