Style Star: Rachel Zoe

Style Star: Rachel Zoe

Imagine living the lifestyle of the rich and famous with your own personal stylist and shopping assistant. Wouldn’t it be awesome? Now imagine being styled by mother of all Hollywood stylists Rachel Zoe. I can hear a lot of OMGs from here.

Rachel Zoe has been in the business for quite sometimes now, styling the likes of Cameron Diaz, Debra Messing, Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Eva Mendes and Anne Hathaway. Zoe is also the one who was responsible in introducing the boho-chic style to the masses with her then client and best-friend Nicole Richie. Their combination of loose dresses and shirts, oversized accessories and ultra-skinny frame was controversial but largely copied. It even led to rumours about Zoe being a drug-pusher and supplying drugs to her clients to help them stay thin.

In a flowy boho dress and stunning Matthew Williamson creation

Today, years after ending her friendship and “collaboration” with Nicole Richie, Zoe is building her own empire with her reality show Rachel Zoe Project, current and future collaboration with Samsung, Gap, Judith Leiber and Swedish brand Lindex. She even has a book out titled Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty and Everything Glamor. The book made it to the top of New York Times Bestseller List.

Working head to toe black and shift dress-tights combo

The best thing about Zoe is she is the epitome of her own taste in fashion and she is her brand. She has this very distinctive look and she wears it well. There have been articles written in the past about how Zoe made all her clients look the same and call them Zoe-bots. But from the look of things right now, Zoe-bots have taken over the Hollywood.

In Emilio Pucci and Marc Jacobs

Zoe always looks great at big events and red-carpet sporting her trademark gold tresses, seventies jumpsuits or dresses, chunky jewellery and fur. Always concern about her naturally skinny frame, for those who have watched her TV show knows her struggle in getting ready before walking down the red-carpet. It takes hours!

Rachel Zoes likes her dresses loose as seen here along with her signature fur stole

Zoe is a huge vintage collector and has cited Halston, Versace and jewellery designer Alexis Bittar as her favourites. She always tries to make her clients look different each time she works with them—total opposite from what has been written about her works in the past. Her clients always ended up in the best dressed list especially for Oscar which is such big deal for a stylist like her.

Asymmetrical black dress and simple black ensemble with colorful ethnic vest

There is no other way to go but up for Rachel Zoe now. And with her first baby in tow and recent parting with her assistant Brad Goreski, she is starting a new chapter and lucky for us to be able to see what more she has in store and what she will be wearing the next time she appears on her show and big events.

Watch Rachel Zoe Project (Season 3) every Thursday on Astro Beyond


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