Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour Hardcover – Mar 25 2014
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"Her success has been so beyond what anyone thought a stylist could achieve..." --The Hollywood Reporter
About the Author
Having immersed herself in fashion and design for over two decades, Rachel Zoe has been heralded as one of the most influential forces working in the industry today. Through her work as a stylist, her eponymous contemporary collection, her digital media division which includes the online style destination, The Zoe Report, and many entrepreneurial endeavors, Rachel has made her own brand of everyday glamour accessible to all. Rachel's first book, Style A to Zoe, debuted in 2007 and was a New York Times bestseller. Rachel lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Rodger, and her sons, Skyler Morrison and Kaius Jagger.
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Top Customer Reviews
You will not be disappointed with this treasure. Buy it for the advice, the photos and the personal/professional stories from Rachel Zoe. It is the whole package.
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Now some years later, her book presents a different Rachael. There are photos of her at galas wearing glamorous, sleek creations. In setting forth her style guidelines, she presents a lifestyle that is so meticulous and complicated it made me nervous. And yet she seems to be, in print, as being in complete control.
She is talented certainly, but as a petite woman myself, I don't agree that one of her favorite outfits, a long flowing caftan with clunky jewelry is flattering at all. After recently seeing her in such an outfit shopping in LA, she looked tired and matronly. Of course since publication she has had a second child, and trying to be perfect can certainly wear a person out.
Her book is filled with lots of fashion names and ideas, but I found it a bit repetitive. There are lots of cool photos and advice for entertaining, especially if you are a hostess that likes to plan a party weeks in advance, have help and live an elevated lifestyle.
The deal with style is that by nature it's personal. The search for it should always be encouraged, but you can't copy anyone's— especially Rachel's. The fundamental problem I have with Rachel is she is not an original anything— not her style or in her career as a fashion designer. She's like Truman Capote's Holly Golightly, who "isn’t a phony because she’s a real phony. She believes all this crap that she believes."
I wish she had ditched the "advice" aspect of the book and just taken us along on her crazy ride.