You know her..you love her!
There’s been allot of buzz about out favorite petite stylist-Rachel Zoe. In the last few weeks stories have been circulating that her Bravo show is cancelled and her clothing line kah-put. Rachel Zoe didn’t get to be where she is without some savvy business sense and some great styling. Rachel remained mum on all the rumors and whah-lah..just like a fairytale ending- all is well in Zoeland. Her Bravo show has in fact been picked up and her clothing line is branching out to include jewelry and eventually home goods. I recently spotted this wonderful interview (online-via Lucky Magazine) and thought that you might enjoy reading it as much as I did.) Bottom line Rachel Zoe is not only a good business woman but something rare in the industry..Nice!
Rachel Zoe shared her style and career advice at the FABB Conference this week and originally reported by Allison Syrett-posted on Lucky Magazine online:
On being confident, but not overly so: “The minute you start to feel it’s easy, you start to slip a little.”
On why she loves social media: “There is no better way to communicate with the world than through social media.”
When her next book is coming out: “Sometime in 2013. I’m aiming for spring, but that could mean summer.”
On all the (false!) rumors that her brand is failing and her show is getting cancelled: “At the end of the day, you hope that journalists fact-check. I’ve learned to take the high road.”
On her style as a designer: “I’ve always, always drawn inspiration from my icons—Bardot, Ali MacGraw, Jane Birkin, Diane von Furstenberg. I basically design for the person that I dream to be. I want the pieces to be wearable, sophisticated and classic.”
On bringing her son to her mostly-female office: “It’s important that my son is surrounded by 30 women every day.”
The inspiration for her S/S 2013 collection: “If Mick Jagger was a women in the late ’60s.”
Her interpretation of glamour: “I want it to be easy—effortless and easy.”
Her styling tip for wearing winter coats: “Put your heavy coat on your shoulders, it looks kind of gangster-cool.”
Her advice for succeeding with a clear conscious: “Always be nice to people. Don’t step on people to get where you want to in this business.”
On motherhood: “It’s the most grounding thing that will ever happen to you. Things that use to be like, five-alarm fires don’t even make me blink.”