Rachel Zoe is one of those women who makes you marvel ‘Just how does she do it?’ In addition to styling celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner and Jennifer lawrence, the 42-year-old keeps busy with her fashion, beauty and lifestyle-focused website The Zoe Report as well as her latest ready-to-wear collection. She and husband Rodger Berman are also preparing to give son Skyler a sibling, as she has just announced she’s pregnant with her second child. Here, this on-the-go fashion maven takes a quick breather to walk us through a day in her very busy yet always extremely haute life.
6:30 AM: I wake up at the same time as my son, Skyler. I immediately give him a good morning hug before we play in his room with all of his stuffed animals and collection of miniature cars.
7:00 AM: I have breakfast with my boys. Every morning I make Rodger a breakfast of Greek yogurt, granola and fresh-cut fruit. When he doesn’t have an early morning meeting, we all sit together around the kitchen table while Skyler has his breakfast. It’s my favorite time of day!
8:30 AM: This is usually the time I start to get ready for my day. Arcona’s Triad pads and Dry Ice moisturizer help me to revitalize and moisturize after a night out or even just as a morning refresher: the lightweight consistency is the perfect base to my Armani Luminous Silk liquid foundation. I love YSL’s Volume Effet Cils mascara and NARS Limitless Liquid eyeliner for a little drama. Also, I never leave my house without lipstick. Whether it’s Tom Ford Scarlett Rouge or Tart Envy, lipstick polishes off my look for the day.
9:00 AM: Depending on the day of the week, I drop Skyler off at either music or dance class before heading to the office.
9:30 AM: I arrive at the office. I do a little bit of everything within each department while I’m there: collection design in Product Development, editorial selects in Zoe Media Group (ZMG) and styling in Rachel Zoe Studio. Depending on my schedule for that day, I review each of the categories of my collection from ready-to-wear and footwear to handbags and jewelry. Then I make my way across the hall for content brainstorms with the “Digis” in ZMG; we review content and conceptualize upcoming features. Once I’ve finished on the third floor, I head downstairs to the styling girls, where we select runway looks for clients’ upcoming events.
Noon: On the days on which I have an afternoon lunch meeting, I always prefer the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel or Soho House West Hollywood –they are both very private and have the perfect amount of quiet so that I can focus on the conversation at hand.
6:00 PM: I can never miss dinner and bathtime with Skyler. I live for the time we spend together before he goes to sleep.
7:30 PM: If I have an evening event, Joey [Maalouf] will come over to give me a little glam. We love to experiment with new hairstyles – from braids and curls to topknots and side parts. My go-to styling products are Byron’s Spirulina hairspray and Odile Gilbert hairpins.
9:00 PM: Half of the weeknights are spent with Rodger on the couch in our bathrobes eating takeout and watching old movies. For the other half, I am either attending a fashion event or having dinner with the girls. Some of my favorite dinner spots in LA are Chateau Marmont, the Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel, Cecconi’s and Il Pastaio.