All good things must come to an end. And that includes Rachel Zoe's work relationship with her platinum-blond style associate, Taylor Jacobson. You either loved her or hated her — but you have to admit you loved her wardrobe. I couldn't shut up about her awesome jackets; Chanel, Dries van Noten, Balenciaga, sigh. You may recall I spoke with Rachel at the beginning of this last season of The Rachel Zoe Project and she shared that Taylor has a heart of gold. I'm sure Taylor's leaving Rachel Zoe was melancholy for all parties involved — the two have worked together since January 2005. I know I will miss drooling over her jackets and watching her and Brad's banter.
We caught up with Taylor this week, and though she didn't divulge details about her departure, she has a positive outlook on life — something we seldom see from the show's supposed villain. And, can I just add, Taylor gives Fab favorite Diane Kruger props for having stellar style — great minds . . . Listen up.
What should we expect to see from you in the next year?
I look forward to exploring styling on my own and the new opportunities and experiences it is going to bring.
Who are your go-to designers right now?
Chris Benz, Alexander Wang, and Prabal Gurung.
Whose style do you admire?
I think Diane Kruger has great style and even more impressive is that she does it herself.
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How would you describe your style?
Ladies who lunch with an edge.
Has being on TV changed your style at all?
No. I think I have always been true to my sense of style.
What was your last big splurge?
I’m trying to be recession savvy at the moment.
What are the most ridiculous trends right now?
I don’t think that anything is ridiculous, you can always make something work with the right styling.
I will never be caught dead in . . .
There is nothing I won’t try.
Most overrated designer? Most underrated?
I respect the art form of design, and I think they should all be respected for sharing their art with us.
Have you ever considered designing your own line of clothing or accessories?
At this point I’m entertaining all ideas. I am walking into this new chapter with an open mind.
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