Friday, January 8, 2010

I die.

This post is about one of the funniest people I know: Rachel Zoe.

She is hilarious - one of my favourite comediennes of all time. Better than Lucille Ball. I cannot watch an episode of The Rachel Zoe Project without collapsing in a pile of giggles.

In all seriousness, I really did think that The Rachel Zoe Project was a joke when I first saw it. "No-one could be THAT over the top," I remember saying. But it wasn't, and she is.

Her show is like crack - it's compulsive viewing. I'll spend the entire day watching segments downloaded from Youtube. Awesome. Lucky Foxtel subscribers can watch her on Arena.

People can be unfair and cruel about Rachel Zoe. Someone once said she looked like a cross between a ferret and a twiglet, but I don't think so. My problem with her is that I don't particularly like her style. I'm really not into Boho-chic. It's an Oxymoron. I'm (way way) more minimalist in my style than she. More 1940's, 50's and 60's. Classic. Coco Chanel once said "before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off." Given her adoration of all things Chanel, I think Rachel might want to think about that before she leaves her house. It's advice from La Coco after all.

Having said that, there is a difference between her style and the styles she puts together for her clients. Most of the time I look at them and think "Wow. So beautiful. Good stuff."

Some of the things I find funniest about Rachel Zoe are her quirky Rachel-isms. Some of my favourites include "I DIE!!" (said pretty much all the time - to the point where I sometimes say "Would you?" in response), "Ba-nanas!" (I think this is supposed to mean something is awesome or fabulously funky), and "Shut Up!" (usually said in response to someone who says something outrageous - not literally meaning for them to shut up).

There is no denying that Rachel is a gifted and passionate stylist. And - that despite my not having a love for Boho-Chic, there are some similarities between us.

1. We both have a deep passion for leopard (pronounced Leo-pard, in the Rachel way): clothing, accessories, anything.
2. We both like accessories - particularly bags and shoes

I guess that's where the similarities kinda stop. Maybe I'm not as like her as I thought. I'm 5 foot 8 inches tall, she's 5 even; I'm curvaceous, she's the size of one of my arms; I love food and I don't think I have ever seen her eat; she's blonde and tanned, I'm... not.

But that doesn't mean I can't love her for being what she is: A funny, fabulous fashionista. Is she my idol? No, but she's a feisty fantastic lady. And I can't wait for the next season of The Rachel Zoe Project (fingers crossed).

Kitty xx


Rach said...

Kitty, it's one of my favourite shows. "Rodge" is so patient! :)

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Esta said...

I'm with you - she is riotously funny (and Tay Tay is just hilarious - hurry up and leave already) and I am lucky enough to watch her on Arena - best show ever! She "kills it" everytime but I do find her slightly annoying too, if I worked with her I would have to slap her and make her eat a sandwich but she is enjoyable to watch :) Brad is super cute. Rodg needs a haircut! LOL