One Of Hollywood’s Most Powerful Fashion Players, Rachel Zoe, Is Here With Her SS13 Collection

One of Hollywood’s most powerful fashion players, Rachel Zoe is an irreplaceable fixture in today’s fashion world. Having been involved in the fashion and design world for almost two decades, Rachel has been named as one of the most influential figures working in fashion today.

Rachel Zoe SS13Zoe’s career in the fashion industry began when she moved to New York City as a young college graduate and began working for Gotham Magazine and YM Magazine. Prior to dressing Hollywood celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, and Anne Hathaway Zoe styled young pop stars like Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson for photo-shoots.

Following her decision to leave YM Magazine and go freelance, Zoe quickly made a name for herself as the mastermind behind the styles of celebrities Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan. Zoe did not just outfit Richie and Lohan for premieres and parties but she also styled the starlets for their afternoon Starbucks runs. Soon after, Zoe began dressing well-known actresses such as Keira Knightly and Demi Moore for glamorous red carpet events.

Other projects soon followed Zoe’s stardom as a stylist to the stars including her first book Style A to Zoe in 2007 and her Bravo TV show The Rachel Zoe Project in 2008. Both projects received raved reviews, her book becoming an instant hit on the New York Times’ Best Seller List while her show receiving over one million viewers and reaching international audiences.

Being the glamorous career-driven girl she is Zoe did not stop there, she went on to expand her brand by creating Luxe Rachel Zoe and The ZOE Report. Luxe Rachel Zoe was a collection of jewelry, handbags, scarves, sunnies, and outerwear Zoe created for QVC. In 2009 Zoe took to writing a free daily newsletter, The ZOE Report, in which she shared her latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle obsessions. In 2011 Zoe went on to launch two additional daily newsletters ZOE Beautiful and AccesZOEries, reaching over 475,000 readers a day.

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The year of 2011 marked Zoe’s highly awaited launch of her own fashion line, debuting in luxury stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. Upon introducing her collections of separates, footwear and handbags Zoe promised “My ready-to-wear, footwear, handbags and jewelry are always going to have that ‘60s and ‘70s undertone, but with a modern touch and a reincarnation every season.”

Zoe’s collection has been evolving and most recently the stylist-turned-designer debuted her SS13 collection September 12th at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Filled with wide brimmed hats, flowing fabrics, and shimmering sequins Zoe remained true to her SoCal bohemian style. Channelling glamorous icons of the 60’s and 70’s for her collection, Zoe turned to style icon Jane Birkin to act as her latest muse.

Rachel Zoe has said she pictures cool, young girls wearing her chic and easy-to-style clothing while vacationing in Italy’s Amalfi Coast. While neutrals, earthy-tones, and the classic blacks and whites definitely dominated the collection, Zoe did include pops of colours in shades such as orange and teal.

The stylist-turned-designer wants women to find her clothes to be uncomplicated and easy to style. With the Bridget Bardot hair, bohemian fresh girls, and simple yet glamorous clothes Rachel Zoe’s SS13 show proved a success. Zoe’s ready-to-wear collection of structured jackets, billowy maxi dresses, and oversized jumpers will fit perfectly into every girl’s Spring wardrobe.

In addition to showing her SS13 collection the fashion mogul has pulled inspiration from her personal collection of vintage jewels and has recently launched an extensive jewelry collection. The collection featuring necklaces, cuffs and earring encrusted with Swarovski crystals and colored quartz is just another step in Zoe’s ever-growing fashion empire.

This petite-sized stylist, designer and faultless dresser is a force to be reckoned with as Harper’s Bazaar Editor-in-chief, Glenda Bailey put it best, “The secret to Rachel’s success is the absolute clarity of her taste and her uncynical passion for fashion. You can immediately identify a Rachel Zoe look – retro, glamorous, bohemian – but she still makes her clients look like individuals.”


Kayleigh Mencia

Kayleigh is a twenty-something fashion focused girl, living in New York City. Kayleigh's passions lay in fashion, writing, and traveling. She dreams of one day leaving her mark in the fashion industry. Follow Kayleigh on instagram at Kayls148 to see all her latest adventures in NYC.