Sunday, 17 August 2008

The Rachel Zoe Project

I have just seen a preview of this show and it is certainly riveting. The Rachel Zoe Project is a behind the scenes documentary that shows the glamorous life of super stylist, Rachel Zoe. Not content with dressing the beautiful A list stars and appearing in style magazine, Ms Zoe is to be star of her own reality show. Well why not, everyone else seems to be. You get to see Rachel smooching with a lot of famous folks, trying on glorious outfits and globe trotting, however this show is really an insight into her work and private life. We meet her two assistants, Taylor and Brad who seem to spend more time bitching and bickering than actually working. Rachel's hubby, Rodger who does something in banking but looks like he would be more at home in art gallery is also on hand.

The concept of The Rachel Zoe Project is to show what it is like to be a top Hollywood stylist. Such as how Ms Zoe juggles demanding deadlines, numerous fashion shows and celebrity clients as well as visiting designers at their showrooms and coast to coast hunting for unique clothes and accessories. The work aspect of Rachel's life is certainly interesting. Feisty, Taylor is a real character and in a lot of her scenes she comes across as very over bearing. This does not mesh well with newbie, Brad who lacks experience in the world of fashion and boy does Taylor make him pay for his mistakes. Unfortunately, the diminutive stylist is too preoccupied with maintaining her uber status to deal with office politics plus there is also hubby who is getting a tad bit tetchy and bitchy about the lack of attention he is getting.

Overall The Rachel Zoe Project looks entertaining enough but whether it gives you a lot of knowledge about the fashion business I do not know. The show seems a bit flaky in some parts and Rachel herself does not seem to have the kind of personality to pull off a show like this. She is not quirky, funny or even gorgeous enough to keep you glued to the screen. In short she is just not watchable plus that croaky voice gets grating after a while.

The Rachel Zoe Project airs on 8th September on Bravo.

5 cool comments:

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I watched the preview show and I must admit, I'm HOOKED!! I don't know why it isn't airing until Oct here in the states, but I can't wait!

Sunniva said...

I really do like a lot of her outfits, and I love the way she styled Nicole, Mischa, Lindsay etc., but I other than that I don't know if I like her too much. I'll probably watch the show though haha!


Kwana said...

Thanks for the review. I'm such a reality junkie. You know I'll be watching.

WendyB said...

I'm intrigued to see this.

Darah Golub is said...

Hi there, I've been diggin the show, and still do despite finishing the second episode with smoke coming out of my ears! How infuriating: is it me, or are Rachel and Taylor wearing the same clothes in the last scene (ie when they're watching Debra at SAG) as when the studio was supposedly flooded "two days before the SAG awards." WTF!?!?! Come on, does Bravo assume we, as an audience, are that dense!?