I hope you've enjoyed the countdown to The Rachel Zoe Project. And I hope you'll tune in to the premiere of the show Tuesday, Sept. 9. I'm going to be in the midst of Fashion Week, but I'll try to keep my eyes open for it. We'll have to reconvene and chat all about it. In the meantime, Zoe shares more . . .
What The Rachel Zoe Project is really about:
"You’re really going to see a lot of what it is that I do, what it is that being a stylist really means — at least for me in my world. Everybody is going to see how much work and how much time and effort goes into everything that we do. You’re going to get bits of certain clients. You’re going to get a lot of designers, a lot of the biggest designers in the fashion world. And you’re really going to get that drama that plays out through award season and Fashion Week, and a lot of the dynamics that exist between myself and my team that works with me.
My priority is always going to be my job. I’ve had nine fittings in the last 48 hours, and that’s not going to change. I’m doing a show and that is what it is and I’m proud of it. I’m never going to let the attention shift too much towards me to take away from what it is that I do."
To hear Zoe really open up about her fashion faux pas and jetset style,
"I’ve run out of excuses not to do this, and I say in the show, it’s a bit of my mantra about my life and my job — I’m much more scared not to try than I am to fail. There’s always hesitation when you’re opening yourself up like that. As you very well know, the press has not always been kind to me. So I said OK, well what do I have to lose at this point?"
Not a fan:
"I’m not a huge advocate of cleavage. Midriffs, no more showing midriffs unless you’re on the beach. Too much. I think better left to the imagination.
When hair and makeup doesn’t work with the dress is number one. Sometimes young girls look older than they should and sometimes older women look younger than they should. Age appropriate dressing."
"I think you should always look super when you’re traveling. Probably an incredible coat, one to the knee. And then one that’s more kind of cropped like to the hip, one that’s a little more casual. I would say incredible boots. For the Fall it’s all about your boot — an ankle boot and a knee high boot. Clearly a platform; super high pump that you can wear with everything all the time. Your perfect bag that you can take day to night and not too big but maybe a midsize. Travel gear is very important. And of course, big, big fabulous sunglasses."