The stylist — and star of Bravo’s “The Rachel Zoe Project,” which makes its season three debut tomorrow — has teamed with LF USA on a namesake collection of shoes, accessories and apparel for fall ’11. And if Zoe’s own fashion sense is any indication of what’s to come, the offering is sure to include the towering platform pumps, chunky wedges and flowing caftans that have become her signature.
“Glamour will be the undertone, for sure,” said Zoe, “but it will always have a bit of an edge and a little twist.”
The move is the latest in a long list of ventures — including a book, reality show and fashion blog — that have catapulted the tastemaker to the forefront of the fashion world. With a client list that includes Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Cameron Diaz and Demi Moore, Zoe has positioned herself as the go-to girl for glamour guidance.
Here, Zoe opens up about making the most of her down time and what she knows best.
Best vintage find:
A 50-cm. Birkin bag in chocolate brown and detailed with hardware. “I found it in Paris, and it looked like it had never been used. Such a score.”
Trend I wish would go away:
Neon or acid wash.
Favorite guilty pleasure:
Baking. “I make everything from banana bread to brownies. Using a mix is cheating.”
Favorite Twitter feed:
Biggest fashion mistake women make:
Over-accessorizing. “For instance, if animal prints are the trend and they wear the hat, jacket and bag.”
Best shopping city:
Paris. “I do so much damage when I’m there. It’s in euros, so it feels like play money.”
I unwind by …
“Sitting around in my bathrobe. I’ll watch old movies and have a ‘shut in.’ I won’t leave my house for 24 hours. I’ll order food and hang out with my husband.”
Brian Atwood’s Maniac style in nude patent. “It looks good on everyone.”
My nighttime routine:
“I watch reruns of ‘Friends’ every night. It’s how I decompress before I go to bed.”
The actress I’d like to play me in a movie:
“I know it sounds crazy, but Jennifer Garner. She knows me so well.”