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- The vintage-inspired print dress and cropped trench "is a take on my little '60s mod swing girl." Somehow, the discussion turned to the topic of the oft-confusing term "Millenials," who Berman defined as "younger than (Zoe)." Her reply: "What are you talk
- These sleek, slightly pleated leather trousers sparked a playful debate when Zoe riffed on her hubby's collection of "very wrong" pleated pants.
- This grey funnel neck dress has a drawstring to "make it whatever length you want."
- Rather than going for body-con silhouettes, Zoe opted for leather pieces in classic shapes. "Sexiness is in the subtleties," says Zoe.
- "Here is our tough equestrian girl because we didn't want to make everything sooo girly...I'm pretty obsessed with this."
- The Melodie toggle capelet is "really easy comfortable and easy to wear...and it's really good if you wanna eat a cheeseburger and french fries. Lots of room in there."
- This white dress was made of leather sequins (!!!).
We learned a few things about superstylist Rachel Zoe during her fall preview show last night at Bloomingdale's in Century City. Firstly, the quippy and quotable persona you see onscreen is the real deal offscreen. Secondly, the LA-based multi-hyphenate's fall collection is a modern vision of the English countryside (with a side of the '60s and '70s, of course), and we're loving it all.
Hosted by Zoe and husband/reality show co-star Rodger Berman, the event kicked off with classic rock tunes from Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and more, followed by a mini-runway show—including live commentary!—with a caramel-colored leather top over a gauzy button-down, her signature menswear-inspired suits, sequined dresses (we sense a blogstar staple) and a head-to-toe leather look that makes Zoe dream of jumping on a horse. Just so you know, she's "terrified to ride a horse."
We had a quick chat with the always-accessorized celebrity dresser, and she dished on the inspiration behind her line, her go-to eats in LA and what else she's got up her sleeves. Scroll through the gallery for our fave looks, plus a few of Zoe and Co.'s most memorable sound bytes.
"I've always wanted to design a collection around that kind of '70s equestrian theme, and we really made it come to life," the designer/author/producer told us at the show. "It wasn't too costume-y or gimmicky."
When she's not growing her fashion empire, Zoe said she sticks with her usual food haunts like Sunset Tower Hotel's restaurant, ritzy members-only Soho House and A-list go-to Chateau Marmont. "I am somewhat of a creature of habit," she confessed, although she's looking to give WeHo's new A.O.C. a taste.
As far as the future is concerned, the celebrity stylist told us she just wrapped up writing her second book that's due to hit shelves next spring and she's now knee-deep prepping for awards season and working on her spring collection. Oh, and you know that sitcom we'd heard about a while back? Plans are still brewing, but "you know how TV is," she said. "We could see it in a year, we could see it in four years, who knows...if it's meant to be, it'll be."
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