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Rachel Zoe

Zoe in February 2012
Born Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig
(1971-09-01) September 1, 1971 (age 45)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater George Washington University
Occupation Fashion stylist, designer
Employer Self
Spouse(s) Rodger Berman (m. 1996)
Children 2

My home has to feel airy and bright with natural light. I don't switch on lamps until it is literally black outside.
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I am definitely a perfectionist, and I do like things a certain way. But as I have got older, I would say that I am a little bit less of a control freak.
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I'm not trying to set the world on fire; I just want to make really beautiful clothes that women want to wear, can afford, and can really see themselves in.
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I don't think that people should wear dresses two sizes too small. I just think that sexiness is better left to the imagination. It's just more tasteful.
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I'm a textbook definition of that perfectionist girl who has huge expectations of herself.
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I think people should look cute all the time.
No one wants to stay in the tabloids. But it's actually not a terrible place to start.
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Something that's very painful for me is when people wear pants that are too short.
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I would do fragrance. I'm a fragrance fanatic.
People tell you everything changes when you have a kid, but what nobody says is you don't mind.
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I've always been obsessed with style and glamor and if I want anyone to get anything out of my book, it's how we can all have them in our lives.
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We've had Audrey Hepburn, we've had Twiggy, we've had Veruschka, we've had Kate Moss. I'm trying to figure out why I am to blame for skinniness.
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The worst thing you could ever get is people who think they know everything.
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I'm someone that never likes to overpower the girls in hair and makeup.
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I think, as a working mom, I have to dress myself differently now. I used to wear very kind of precious clothes. Now I wear more black.
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I started styling people when I was just eight years old, without even knowing what a stylist was.
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As far as I can remember, every dime I ever had went to something extravagant. I would rather spend more, buy fewer items and have them forever.
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I try to compartmentalize as much as possible, and I have the most amazing team in the world. They really set up my time in a way that is completely efficient all the time.
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On one hand I am this weird androgynous tomboy where I'm strangely low maintenance and have a five-minute makeup regimen. On the other I'm obsessed with all things beauty, from skin care to makeup.
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Tom Ford does everything perfect.
I do love being on television and in peoples' homes. I'm not an actor, so there is a connection that's real.
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As great as it is, 'Vogue' won't change a designer's business. But if an unknown brand is worn by a certain person in a tabloid, it will be the biggest designer within a week.
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You can't get dressed without good hair.
I just fell into the job as a fashion editor at a teen magazine. I was there for two years, and I left there as a senior fashion editor at the age of 25.
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Everyone wants to be a stylist. If you know that's your calling, then you need to intern as much a humanly possible. You need to go to fashion school if you can.
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I believe fantasy and dreaming can be made a reality. You don't have to be rich. You don't have to be a VIP.
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Fall 2013 was inspired by the 1970s equestrian lifestyle. I wanted to incorporate the moody and romantic – intricate baroque detailing and classic menswear elements – with something tougher and edgier in a nod to London's rock n' roll underground.
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It's hard for me to take care of myself, let's put it that way. I am my last priority.
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I love Fall Fashion Week because it means lots of layering, long sweaters and vintage coats.
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I always carry a Tom Ford lipstick and Tachta face blotters to get me through the day.
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I don't come from a family of slackers, but I do come from a family of doers.
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I'm not a tough boss in that I don't raise my voice, I don't freak out, and I don't have a temper most of the time.
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I think what you wear really does need to reflect what your own personal style is.
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I think, in spring, we don't want to wear makeup, we don't want to wear a ton of clothes, we just want everything to be easier.
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I don't deal in pretentious kids' parties.
My dad is an unbelievable entrepreneur who balanced his life as a father and a president of two very successful companies.
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Celebrities are just like us and like any of your friends. I love working with people.
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All of my clients have athletic or curvy, healthy bodies.
Every other day there's something – I'm dealing drugs, I'm starving people. I have never done a drug in my life.
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It's really unfair to working women in America who read celebrity news and think, 'Why can't I lose weight when I've had a baby?' Well, everyone you're reading about has money for a trainer and a chef. That doesn't make it realistic.
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I did not have a van, or wear Birkenstocks and tie-dyes.
It's a constant challenge trying to find balance between styling, designing and being a mom.
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I'm a Virgo and I'm more – I don't want to say 'negative' – but I'm the girl who thinks no one's coming to my birthday party, no one's buying my clothes, no one's reading my book, no one's watching my show – that's just how I think.
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I will always think of myself as that girl that is 22 starting and really excited about everything and wanting to be amazing at everything. I always wanted to be the best stylist. That was it.
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You have to interpret what's hot to make it work on yourself. If tweed suits are in, but you're not a suit kind of girl, wear the jacket with jeans and a pair of Converses.
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Hair is a huge part of who I am and what I obsess over – I've had long hair my entire life.
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I wear things that kind of can look good for extended periods of time – fabrics that don't wrinkle, things that don't stain very easily.
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I think that sexiness should be in the subtleties.
I would say that I definitely play a different role with my style; I like to mix it up a bit according to wherever I am. I dress differently in New York, L.A., Paris and London.
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I think what you wear really does need to reflect what your own personal style is.
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My basics are black, white, or neutral, and I'll wear a ton of jewelry or carry a brightly colored bag.
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I keep saying I'm going to cut back on styling, but it's hard to give up.
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The constant in all the businesses I've become a part of is taking what I do and making it real for everyone. I believe fantasy and dreaming can be made a reality. You don't have to be rich. You don't have to be a VIP.
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Girls, to me, growing up were very, very petty and didn't want me to succeed and didn't want the best for me.
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I have lost my short-term memory – I'm just getting blonder by the day.
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I always say that I don't like it when people follow trends too much, just because it is on the runway. I think what you wear really does need to reflect what your own personal style is.
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Truthfully, I've never seen myself as being too thin. Sometimes I'll look at photos and be like, 'Oh, that's not a good look.' But generally speaking, I'm not too thin.
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My first job, I worked at 'YM' and I had an extremely tough boss who made me cry every single day. But what I took away from that was how I would never be.
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I think in spring, we don't want to wear makeup, we don't want to wear a ton of clothes, we just want everything to be easier.
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All those things they say about a baby changing your perspective – it does!
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If my client calls me and says, 'I'm going to a friend's premiere,' I'll say, 'Come over and let's do something cute.' And I won't bill them for that.
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I am a child of the '70s, so I love classic rock – Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, and I also love Coldplay.
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When you look like you stepped out of a catalog, that's never good. People shouldn't succumb to trend, they should interpret trend.
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The thing that I really look for in people is enthusiasm and excitement and, not to sound really sappy, that fire in their eyes.
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Sexiness should not be overt. Something shapeless that drapes across your hip, hangs off the shoulder; something that cowls in the front, drapes low in the back, that's sexy.
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