5,4,3,2,1 – Happy New Years. It’s a time of joy for many, and don’t get me wrong, I’m usually more than a few glasses deep in some fine Rose in an idyllic location with friends around. But something strange happens when the sound of noisemakers dissipate and I start to feel lonely. After giving Rachel a kiss and wishing her a Happy New Years I look into her eyes and notice a change. She goes from relaxed, rested, “vacation” Rachel to stressed, anxiety-ridden “work” Rachel with her mind in a distant place dreaming of dresses. It all happens so fast and I realize that I’m all alone.
This year was no different, and in many ways even worse. The recession has hit designers hard, and they’ve made cutbacks in all areas, including making samples and sending staff and teams of tailors and assistants in the hopes of securing that “money shot” of an A-list starlet at the Golden Globes in one of their creations. Team Zoe was definitely feeling the heat this year with fewer options and more women to dress; it was bound to lead to chaos.
For Rachel and her team, second best, just okay or “it will work” is never an option. They’re looking for that “I DIE” moment, the “can’t breathe” sensation and generally need to “shut it down." As most married men can attest, a happy wife is a happy man, a stressed wife is a ... you know where I’m going with this.
rachel is lucky to have you. you two make a great couple. props to the both of you for making it work. i know it can't be easy. wishing you both all the best.
Hi Rodger, You and Rachel makes a perfect couple- nice, calm, sweet, great style and have no mean bone in yr bodies. You are really a great husband to her. If all men can be as sweet as you, the world would be a perfect place.
You seem amazingly self-possessed AND in possession also of calm self esteem. You back up Rachel, and she backs up her husband.
Good team! You're a good example of a man who's comfortable in his own skin, so comfortable that you have no problem with making sure that his life mate is comfortable in hers as well.
Way to go!
I love how you are with Rachel this 2nd season. You seem alot more relaxed in front of the camera and so totally believable as a husband, as Rachels' husband, sometimes it's cute to see how you tease her when she seems distraught over some aspect of her job which isn't really monumental in the grand scheme of life, but important to her and of course her clients. Very cute couple, would love to see a Scarlet Begonia a mini Rach? An exxcuse for Rachel to create a childrens line? Think of it!!!