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Rachel Zoe: Celebrity Fashion Guru

Updated on March 22, 2013

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”

-Rachel Zoe

Calling all fashion enthusiasts! Tune into Bravo TV on any given Wednesday night at 9/8c and prepare to be swathed in a whirlwind of silk and chiffon as Rachel Zoe expands her fashion empire on the heels of her Spring 2013 collection debut. The celebrity stylist, turned designer got her start at a New York fashion magazine, where she worked as a fashion assistant and was promoted to senior fashion editor. Soon, Zoe found herself working directly with well-known celebrities and actresses as a stylist. Her latest enterprise is the opening of DreamDry, a chain of blow dry hair salons with two locations, set to debut in New York City this year.


After experiencing success as a celebrity stylist in New York City, Rachel moved to Los Angeles with the mission of infusing New York City style with Hollywood glamour. Shortly after moving to LA, she gained a following of A-List celebrities by starting the vintage movement with her passion for all things vintage and her love of the style of the 1960’s and 70’s. In an effort to make her style accessible to fans, Rachel wrote the book, Style A to Zoe. The book hit stores in October 2007 and made the New York Times bestseller list by 2008.

Another of her achievements to occur in 2008 was the launching of her Television show, The Rachel Zoe Project on the Bravo Network, which gives fans an inside look at her day-to-day lifestyle as a fashion designer. The show made her a household name and she went on to launch, Luxe Rachel Zoe, a line of jewelry, handbags, scarves, hats, sunglasses and outerwear for QVC; it became one of the most successful launches in QVC history. With a need to connect directly with her audience she started The Zoe Report, in August 2009, a daily newsletter that features her latest loves in fashion, beauty and lifestyle.


Rachel’s clothes are a mix of vintage inspired patterns and fabrics that evoke images of on-screen sirens and style icons from the 1960’s and 70’s with a modern twist, resulting in the signature timelessness of her collections. In February 2012 she announced the launching of a costume jewelry line that takes inspiration from her own vintage collection, as well as cold weather accessories such as hats, scarves and gloves.

Rachel has received numerous prestigious awards throughout her career, including: Hollywood Life Magazine’s Star Stylist, The Fashion Group International’s Fashion Oracle Award and Hollywood Reporter’s Most Influential Stylist. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Rodger Berman and their son Skyler.


Fall 2013 Collection

Rachel’s Fall 2013 collection features an equestrian take on 70’s inspired pieces, introducing structure to her typically, slouchy boho looks. The collection includes riding boots, three piece suits, slender pants and tailored blazers in the neutral hues: white, cream, navy, brown and black. The diverse line includes everything from cozy, oversized cardigans to tight leather shirts and cropped trench coats.

Get the Look for Less!

“Selita Sequined Blouson Dress” vs. “Mermaid Dreams Sequin Dress”

Rachel Zoe’s jersey knit, dripping in sequins, dress is perfect for a girls night on the town, but pricy at a whopping $270. Luckily, Lucca Couture’s flashy and fitted, “Mermaid Dreams Sequin Dress” is available on for only $49.99.


“Bryce High-Collar Jacket” vs. “Blazer w/ Roll Sleeve”

Rachel’s structured, white blazer is an essential wardrobe staple that can be paired with virtually any sleeveless blouse for a knockout ensemble. Priced at $355.00, the same look can be achieved by opting for the Asos White Roll Sleeve Blazer for only $93.25.


“Jett Tuxedo Stripe Wide Leg Pants” vs. “Sarah Crop Pants”

Rachel Zoe’s white trousers are modern and crisp and the contrast of the black tuxedo stripe down each leg, make these pants a staple piece. Loving the tuxedo stripe trouser trend, but can’t afford the $275 price tag? Opt for Monaco’s, Sarah Crop Pants for only $150 on shopbop.



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