Monday, August 25, 2008

The Rachel Zoe Project: A reality show I actually want to watch

Rachel Zoe has been given a lot of flack for her appearance (ahem, Perez Hilton) but the woman sure knows how to dress celebrities, and they don't all wear Nicole Richie sacks.
The celeb stylist has a new reality show premiering on Bravo on Sept. 8 called The Rachel Zoe Project, where the cameras follow her around as she dresses her clients, picks out dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry and baby-talks to her husband, Rodger.
Initially I was hesitant about this show because I've heard so much negative comments about Zoe's personality (she's a crazy, mean bitch, allegedly), and I was never into the bug-eye glasses, sack dresses and leggings as seen on Zoe clones Nicole, Lindsay and Mischa. But she also dresses Joy Bryant who always looks effortlessly beautiful as well as Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Garner, and those ladies always look chic and confident.

The preview for the show has me hooked. Not only does it feature fabulous people such as Peter Som, Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen, but Zoe is actually a likable person. She seems...human! Her love of fashion is endearing and cute to watch as she gasps over finding a gorgeous ring or giggling over a too-tight dress. I think many women will be able to relate to her, and if not, at least be able to ogle mega celebrities and gorgeous clothes.
And if you don't like Zoe, her airtime is shared with her two assistants, Taylor and the Ralph Lauren-loving Brad who bicker like school girls and get to do glamorous tasks such as find the right shade of nipple covers.
It's funny, it's cute, it's got fabulous clothes and cool characters. Watch it.

Click on the image for the 20-minute preview:

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