the zoe report
THE BADASS PARISIAN WHO’S BRINGING FEMINISM BACK TO FASHION
"I'm a chili pepper from hell—that's how I got through [the split with my ex]. I was a fool to be involved for so long with someone so vicious, but I still had a fire in me that pushed me"
Shop all the rachel zoe pieces it girls love
Since celebs serve as primary inspiration for a good amount of our (and everyone else’s) wardrobe choices, we get particularly happy when we see them decked out in something created by our fearless leader and EIC, Rachel Zoe.
How To Actually Wear Sequins During The Day
Here, three ways to wear sequins during the day. Whether you’re going to coffee with your girlfriends, heading to the office, or just running errands here are a few foolproof outfits to help you look your best and get a little extra wear out of those statement pieces.
6 Career And Style Tips From Sofie Valkiers Of Fashionata
As women on the go, we’re always looking for ways to maintain a healthy balance. Whether it’s juggling our personal and professional lives or living in both glamour and comfort (who said you can’t have it all?)
3 Chic Ways To Style White Pants
Crisp white pants are a versatile closet staple that seamlessly transitions from desk to drinks. Whether you opt for a slim cigarette fit, wide-leg culottes or classic flares, they’re more unexpected than traditional black and can be styled endlessly ways with items you already own.
Here’s What To Buy From Rachel Zoe’s New Spring 2018 Collection
Whether you are looking for effortless pieces that embody everyday chic or eager to add a sultry dress to your evening wardrobe, Rachel Zoe’s Spring 2018 collection offers a perfect dose of timeless femininity.
The One Dress That’ll Get You Through Wedding Season
As wedding season approaches we start panicking about our wedding-guest wardrobes. In order to save time and money, we try to invest in one dress that can be styled in a variety of ways. Allow us to illustrate with our favorite LBD. Here, how to style one dress for four very different weddings.
Here’s How To Transition Your Outerwear Into Spring
Possibly one of the hardest parts of transitioning into spring is parting ways with your outerwear obsessions. Who says you have to save your favorite fuzzy jackets for next year?
October is here, meaning cozy sweaters and fall boots are on the agenda. However—fall wares aside—it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to spread the word a slew of our favorite brands have released limited-edition pink pieces, many of which are donating proceeds to multiple research foundations. Ahead, shop the best clothes and accessories to get behind on the cause and give back.
Jane Fonda Proves This Trend Is Timeless
Here, some of our favorite style stars rock the Rachel Zoe Collection look that’s borrowed from the boys but definitely made for the modern woman—starting with none other than the legendary Jane Fonda at the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards at NATPE in Miami last night.
This 70's-Inspired Trend Is Guaranteed To Turn Heads
We are often inspired by the decades past, especially the rock ‘n’ roll tunes and carefree spirit of the 70’s.. Featuring an all-over hand-applied fringe, these pieces sway as you move. These showstopping pieces bring the wow-factor.
Buy The Dress Jenny Cipoletti Of Margo And Me Wore To Oscar After-Parties
Looking beyond stunning with her side-swept curls and signature cat eye, she was a vision in white in the Swann V-Neck Gown from Rachel Zoe’s evening capsule collection (straight of the runway of her LA Fashion Show earlier this month).
The Trend That Will Be Everywhere This Festival Season
Switch things up this season with intricate detailing that’s impossible to go unnoticed. From comfortably chic twin-sets and rompers to feminine minidresses and gowns, striking embroidery is key.
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH DELIKATE RAYNE
We decided to celebrate Earth Day by rocking sustainable fashions from a Los Angeles label, Delikate Rayne. The collection was created by a pair of rad sisters, Meg and Komie. Both of Indian decent, they embrace their Hindi heritage and passion for conscious living. Mindfully made in the USA, it’s a seasonless collection with new color.
What’s the best thing about winter other than using coziness as an excuse to catch up on all 6 seasons of your latest Netflix guilty pleasure? Well, being cozy in endless layers of knits – especially in black. The best thing about being cozy during wintertime in LA is that you can totally get away with
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - TABATHA
To be honest, it kind of just happened on its own. I’d always been drawn to writing; it was the only subject that could still hold my attention in high school and something that just came very naturally to me. My whole class would be doing a book report on a Steinbeck book or some other classic shit, and somehow I’d manage to talk my teachers into letting me write about Anthony Burgess or Nabokov instead.
lOVE MADE BABES OF THE WEEK - lex
We think the babe with the best style is: Bjork and the gender fluidity of David Bowie
LOVE MADE BABES OF THE WEEK - stephanie & nina
Their advice to you: (S) Be polite, it’s classy and it will take you far so don’t ever forget your thank yous! (N) Don’t dwell on the negatives, be quick to find solutions.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - valida
Be a woman of your word. If you say you’re going to do something, do it. People like to work with those who have integrity and who keep their promise. You have to trust yourself. You will get rejected many times along the way. You will stumble and you will fall. It happens to all of us all the time.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - esther
I remember being really blown away when I first found out about Fafi. I like how she didn't cater to the boys and made really girly art. Now there are a lot of girly illustrators but when she came out it felt really empowering to me.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - andrea
Don't compare yourself to other women (negatively), but be stoked on their success. I don’t know, I’m in this whole babe power mindset where it’s like, stop looking at other womens’ successes as a threat and more of a “f-ck yea if she’s doing it, that means we can all do it.”
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - tamara
I can tell you examples of what not to do: Don’t rely on other people, don’t rely on your looks if you happen to be good-looking or pretty. Don’t think that just because you’re cute, you don’t have to work hard and can get whatever you want.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - ellen
Create a job around your lifestyle, not the other way around. I graduated from USC in 2012, but chose to go in this direction instead. What looks good on paper doesn't guarantee anything in the real world.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - rhianna
I went to a school that teaches you Spanish beginning at kindergarten, specifically learning from Mexican teachers, so that always just gave me a love for the Mexican culture and everything that goes along with it. I think that's very representative of LA as well, the entire contrast. My favorite thing is to put a really pretty girl in a random background, like somewhere she shouldn't be.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - alexandra
Read a lot of books, contact a lot of people, be open about who you are. Don't get distracted in what other people are doing, don't hang out with people who bring you down or make you feel bad for dreaming.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - lauren
So I'm working a fulltime marketing job, going to school fulltime (I don't know how I balanced the two but I did) and then now I'm starting to tour with [Kid Cudi], I just thought, 'F-ck, this is insane.'
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - nancy
With a full time corporate job, you need to feed your creativity somehow. This has definitely kept me busy on the side.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - taryn
A friend gave me their film camera, so I figured out how to load it and started shooting film of my surroundings. I got a bit obsessed and started documenting everywhere I went. The best part was getting the photos developed. My first roll came out suprisingly well. I spent most of my money I made that year on film & processing.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - sophia
Dress like how you want to be treated. Act like how you want to be respected. In a business environment women have to work 3x as hard to gain respect. It's such a male-dominated society.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - areta
My dream client would be a person that is confident enough to not care about how she really looks, just have the confidence to dress how she feels. Like, "Oh, today I feel like wearing pastels or rainbow, even if I'm 25, I don't care."
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - briana
But I think what really gave me the confidence to do it was in 10th grade, I heard On & On by Erykah Badu on the radio, and then I saw the video, and I was like, "Yea! I can do that!" Up until that point, I didn't really connect with anybody that was like really their own artist
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - natalia
I wear a ton of American Apparel and Zara. Reformation is a go to. I really like basics (clothing not females). Anything long, grey, or black and subtle.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - linh
Well actually, I wanted to be in an environment where it's all women; I like beautifying beautiful women, making them feel good about themselves. I've always been in an industry where theres lots of men and I don't like the pressure.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - amy
It's not a 9-5 where you're working constantly, getting a solid stable paycheck, and working your way up the corporate ladder-- that lifestyle is very regimented and very structured. With creatives, there's very little to no structure (especially when you're starting out). You can't let that discourage you from working your hardest.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - gavin
Basically, I always knew I wanted to perform, but decided, once I graduate college, I'm going to go full throttle. No plan B. No looking back.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - christina
Time is a luxury, don't waste it; and if you aren't using it on yourself, make sure you're getting paid for it.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - justine
It was little suggestions, like "Hey you're good at photography. You like clothes. You like shopping. You understand HTML and the computer stuff on your own." So I thought, "Okay, let me try it." I literally just dove in and did it. If I thought about it too much I would have probably psyched myself out.
LOVE MADE BABEs OF THE WEEK - donna & jo
Growing up, I always knew I wanted something to call my own. It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to create for myself. I was always curious and motivated- that’s what kept me going on my journey.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - kylee
Starting a brand is hard, be persistent. You gotta love the long hours and hustle. Fall in love with working nonstop. It'll test your ability to stay strong.
LOVE MADE BABE OF THE WEEK - silke
I never knew I would be in fashion but, here I am -and i'm still doing other things I love - as long as they don't involve sitting at a desk all day.