Rodger Berman

Rodger talks about Rachel's vertigo and the Taylor vs. Brad Paris dilemma!

on Oct 1, 2009

 

Often when a women wakes up feeling nauseous for an extended period of time – there's a "bun in the often." Unfortunately Rachel and I weren't so lucky. Rachel was feeling sick due to vertigo. I have to admit, I've never heard of vertigo until that day, and I honestly wish I never had. As I sit here writing this today, Rachel is feeling the effects of a recent relapse. Apparently, once you get it, it can come back when you get stressed, are sleep deprived or travel – basically Rachel's job description. So the last six months have been a constant struggle of balancing Rachel's illness and the rapidly expanding world of Rachel Zoe Inc. – not that much fun.

We also got a look at Rachel's – ahem – management style ,which typically involves avoidance. For as controlling as Rachel seems to be (and she is) she is also very non-confrontational. She'd rather walk away from a fight or hope that a problem goes away. That's pretty much what happened with the whole who gets to Paris issue. Rather than tell either Taylor or Brad the disappointing news, she hoped that one of them would just step up and volunteer. As usual, Taylor decides that she should stay back and do the jobs versus going to Paris. This is also very Taylor, in that now she could be upset and angry that she had to stay back while also probably secretly happy since happiness isn't something Taylor particularly enjoys.