Rachel Zoe

Rachel reflects on her career and how her life has changed over the last few years.

on Apr 25, 20130

Reflecting over the last few years, it is hard to believe how much has happened in my career and life in what seems like the blink of an eye. It has been challenging every step of the way, but I wouldn't change a thing!

Though I'm doing more now than ever before -- designing, styling, being a mom -- Skyler has given me a new balance and peace that makes it possible to juggle all of my hats. With that in mind, the thought of having a second child doesn't seem totally impossible!

Diane von Furstenberg once said to me, "I became the woman that I always wanted to be, just like you have." And I have never forgotten it. I think about her words often and find myself asking: Am I the woman that I want to be? The true answer is that I'm not sure! I want to keep stepping outside of my comfort zone and chasing after new aspirations every single day. I can only dream about what the future has in store.

20 comments
dhmcculloch
dhmcculloch

You never are, why because you strive for the best.  But your humor your love for family and clothe's are so very coollllllll

 

rickimartin
rickimartin

The Valley Girl talk went out in the 80's and HAS NOT come back into STYLE....so drop the bananas and learn how to speak like a grown ass woman and mother!

tennisfan
tennisfan

Where did the Rachel Zoe project go?  I was waiting for the next episode, but it just abruptly stopped.

missylv
missylv

Oh, and by the way, I love your show and the reason is.....no bickering, cursing, back stabbing, sleazy, hair pulling, scumbag antics, etc. like many other reality shows.....just goes to show not everyone in the viewing world wants to see low life entertainment. I prefer one Rachel Zoe episode to 5 of any other reality show!

m.charlette.slack.tello
m.charlette.slack.tello

   The season was too short but you have A LOT going on so I get it. I know there have been mixed reviews to your collections but to each his own. For the most part, I think your designing so far had been really good and that's a great thing just starting out. You should be extremely proud of yourself! I'm still trying to find those "see-thru" shoes in a 61/2 from your first collection. 

   I think many people look at your success, within the time frame of this show, and see a totally different person. Now, you're styling, designing, writing, hair styling, etc., and being mommy. I understand why they think you've taken on too much but what they fail to realize is that you went from having a couple employees to over 30! You used to do everything yourself but now you have to rely on your staff a great deal, and they are doing wonderfully. I don't feel you've spread yourself too thin, I think you've finally learned how to delegate and that's a tough one for a perfectionist. You are now a conglomerate! Enjoy! Just keep hiring the right people and don't give up.

theyogahottie
theyogahottie

Also: I'm afraid the show was plainly just more interesting when you were only a stylist.

theyogahottie
theyogahottie

It's disappointing that your season was so short this year; perhaps there is some truth to the rumors that your show is not doing so well.  I think it's wonderful that you've broadened your horizons as a designer, but at the same time, I feel that Rachel Zoe the designer is less interesting that Rachel Zoe the stylist.  As a designer you don't seem very concentrated; your passions and focus in regards to designing your own clothes feels all over the place.  When you style celebrities however, I feel you are right on the ball.  You know what you want to see on your style subject, and you're pretty genius at expressing yourself through styling: it all just seems to work.  Perhaps you weren't totally ready to have your own fashion line, but who cares?  You're still an amazing fashionista.  At times I feel you put too much pressure on yourself as a designer.  It seems like you had more fun and were less stressed just styling. 

Jennifer1313
Jennifer1313

Where are the new episodes!?!? I loved episode 2, watched it numerous times. I even bought several maxi dresses for the summer (including yours) and now the series has stopped. I'm so depressed without my Rachel, fashion, and Sky-Sky fix....not fair!!!

judyvalrs
judyvalrs

I pick Rachel Zoe as the shallowest person on Bravo! but hey, that's what I watch Bravo for and she delivers!

krispy
krispy

I like your show because it is about fashion and design.  It is sooo cool!  I am so glad your show focuses on that and not petty interpersonal dynamics it's a lot more interesting. I learn so much and I get to peek at a reality that is so artistic!  Inspiring!!!!!!

rosyposy
rosyposy

I enjoy your show.  The baby boy is adorable.  Just a word of advice:  A child needs comfortable clothing.  Keeping him dressed in the designer stuff may make you feel good, but what about him?  Let him wear soft, comfy playclothes.  He is a little boy, not a display.

maverick78
maverick78

Hi Rachel, have loved your show until recently. I'm not liking the designer side of you. For someone who has been a stylist for a long time, I'm surprised you don't know who you are designing clothes for. Are you designing for women in CA, NY or Europe? Women in other parts of the US cannot wear all the clothes you are offering. For example, you adore long skirts/dresses. This is not practical for all women. I also didn't like this I'll tell women what to wear attitude you recently displayed. Women don't want to be told what to wear, but to be given options.   

genevieve.colmer
genevieve.colmer

LOVE LOVE LOVE your show Rachel. Totally obsessed with anything that involves you and find you so inspiring. I am from Canada and have asked on several occasion (via Facebook and Twitter) when the episodes from season 5 will be available on itunes for purchase. Canadians adore you and want to see more of you when ever they want! :) Keep up the amazing work.

reggieqh
reggieqh

I like the Stylist part and your family, not the rest... & you should let your husband dress Skylar too. It does come off shallow and un-appealing when he's always in designer clothes. People who shop only by labels annoy me... I think of the "Emperors New Clothes" .. If an "In" Designer told people that Dog poop hats are the latest craze would you be running out to get yours? I prefer people who find a style from their soul & find the newest designer before they are a name. 

lwf917
lwf917

Love your style!

Sainbury
Sainbury

I have to tell you that after watching all your seasons I stopped watching you this year. So I am part of your falling ratings. Can't you give something back to society? Life really isn't all about clothes, jewelry, and shoes.

 

It just got too shallow for me.

Pokadot
Pokadot

Rachel, your are so much fun to watch!! Your show relaxes me, it's like looking through a magazine. Love it! Wish it didn't end already !

Empath
Empath

I like watching how much your face lights up every time Skyler comes into the room.

charmingsouth
charmingsouth

Just love your clothing line--perfection! I love belts, and hats. My daughter buys all my purses for me,  birthdays  and Christmas--we have went from Burberry- Troy Burk, Channel-great daughter.

 

   Oh your precious Skyler is such a joy to watch. He is so smart,. I think Daddy is turning into a little boy--great way to get attention from Mommy. Looking forward to what is next. I am sure you  are too.