Power stylist and Bravo reality starRachel Zoe, who is 9 months pregnant and due this month, opens up about a number of things in her latest interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
Rachel, 39, star ofThe Rachel Zoe Project, who has dressed everyone from Anne Hathaway to Cameron Diaz, discusses her extraordinary rise from stylist to the stars to becoming a brand name. “I’m not sure that most people can name another stylist,” says Rodger Berman, her husband of 13 years and the president of Rachel Zoe Inc. since July.
Rachel’s Budding Empire – The Rachel Zoe Inc company employs 14 full-time staffers who manage The Zoe Report, her daily digital newsletter with a readership of 250,000; the Rachel Zoe Collection, a contemporary line launching in the fall with licensing partner Li & Fung at such stores as Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman (prices range from $250-$700); and The Rachel Zoe Project, her Bravo reality show that drew 1.1 million viewers to its Season 3 finale (up 31 percent from the previous year; the show is due to return in the fall).
Humble Beginnings – Rachel has come a long way since her first job as a fashion assistant in New York at the now-defunct YM magazine (her salary: $18,000). She went freelance at 25 and began styling for the likes of Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys from a one-bedroom West Village apartment. “I worked 20-something hours a day, seven days a week,” says Rachel. “I was completely obsessed with fashion and spent all my money flying to Paris to go to couture because that was the dream. I crashed shows, stood in line for Marc Jacobs. Designers were my heroes and my celebrities. It hasn’t really worn off.”
Rachel’s Growing Fortune – Today, she now earns up to $10,000 per styling job, along with an estimated $50,000 an episode for her Bravo reality show. Revenue from her product lines and add her styling earnings, and Zoe is easily clearing seven figures, but Rodger says he’s only recently felt like he can breathe a little easier. “Last year was the first time when I felt like, ‘OK, we’re not gonna go bankrupt.’ But, ‘Mo’ money, mo’ problems.’ To my wife, it just means she can spend more.”
Rachel On Fame – “I never wanted to be famous,” says Rachel,who grew up in Short Hills, N.J. “A stylist is a behind-the-scenes job,” she says. “I’m never a star when I’m with a star — ever. Back then, I was very insecure about that. Even now, if you watch me on a red carpet, I’m physically uncomfortable. I can’t strike a good pose to save my life. Fortunately and unfortunately, it’s a part of brand-building. It’s just part of my job.” “Rachel is an expert in her field, at the top of her game, and she’s addictive to watch,” Andy Cohen says. “The other star of The Rachel Zoe Project is the fashion,” he adds. “But as you go deeper into any reality show, more colors of the rainbow start to come out.” Like her slang, which includes the stupefied “I die” and the exultant “Ah-mazing.” Says Cohen, “The Zoe-isms are bananas.”
Bravo reality star and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe is a very busy woman these days!
The Rachel Zoe Project star is not only planning the March arrival of her baby boy, but she’s also having to prepare for her busiest work day of the year, aka the Oscars!
But first things first. According to PEOPLE, Rachel celebrated her baby shower this Saturday, which was hosted by close friend Pamela Skaist-Levy and the stylist’s sister, Pamela Glassman. The above photo of Rachel, 39, and hubby Rodger Berman was taken at the baby shower, as Rachel wore a dress by The Row, paired with an Oscar de la Renta necklace.
The NYPost also reports that Rachel’s baby shower was star studded. The guests included Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. Also on the guest list? Demi Moore who reportedly dumped Rachel and began working with her former assistant Brad Goreski.
Meanwhile, Rachel will be very busy this Oscars weekend as she will not only be dressing numerous A-list celebs but also the awards host Anne Hathaway.
Bravolebrity and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoeis finally confirming the sex of her baby!
In a new interview with Women’s Wear Daily, the Rachel Zoe Project star had a little slip of the tongue. While patting her stomach, Rachel stated, “It all depends on his arrival.”
According to the WWD article, Rachel’s husband of 12 years, Rodger Berman then kissed her belly and confirmed “It’s a little boy.”
Even more surprising, it turns out Rachel is 7 months pregnant! Rachel adds that she will be just one month away from giving birth when she dresses her A-list celeb clients for the Oscars this year.
When asked if she plans on slowing things down as she gets closer to her due date, Rachel replied, “I’ve been asked to slow down.” She added, “But to be totally honest, it’s kind of next to impossible when you’re planning your show and launching your collection, and in the middle of award season.”
Congrats to Rachel and Rodger. When it comes to another season of her Bravo show, Bravo has yet to officially confirm it’s in the works.
Rachel Zoe is finally confirming that she is literally pregnant!
Following months of media speculation and reports, the Rachel Zoe Project star took to her twitter page yesterday to reveal that she and husband, Rodger Berman, are indeed expecting their first child.
“Hey everyone! I want to officially confirm to my loyal friends and followers that I am pregnant!” wrote Rachel. “I feel great, Rodger and I are beyond excited and so thankful for all of your love and support.”
Rachel and Rodger have been married for 12 years. She is reportedly 5 months along and is expecting a baby boy!
The 39-year-old stylist, who is 5 months pregnant with a baby boy, looked mighty refreshed and newly pulled at the “Artist’s Museum Happening” MOCA Los Angeles Gala held in Los Angeles. Rachel attended the event with husband Roger Berman and also took pictures with former assistant Brad Goreski.
We are no plastic surgery experts here at Reality Tea but Rachel looks to have had an eyebrow lift, facelift, along with some botox.
More photos of Rachel below.
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UPDATE: A before and after shot has been added above. The before was taken just less than a month ago. You can Click on the image to make it bigger and see the major differences!
E! Online is the latest media outlet to confirm that Bravolebrity and Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoeis indeed pregnant.
According to the E! site, the Rachel Zoe Project star, who has yet to officially sign on for another season of the Bravo reality show, is 18 weeks along aka 4 1/2 months pregnant. E! also adds that Rachel, 39, and her husband Rodger Berman found out they are having a baby boy this past week!
Though Rachel has yet to officially confirm the news, congrats to the couple. The above photo of Rachel was taken this Monday by the way.
In other baby news, former Bachelor “winner,” Melissa Rycroft has also found out the sex of her baby. Melissa, 27, who is due in February, appeared on CBS’s The View ripoff new talk show The Talk, during which she announced she will be having a baby girl.
Melissa is happily married to hubby Tye Strickland, whom she wed back in December.
Just a week after news first hit about Rachel Zoebeing pregnant, UsWeekly is now confirming the news.
In the latest issue of the magazine, the pin-thin stylist who is a reported size 00 is confirmed to be expecting her first child with husband of 12 years Rodger Berman.
“It’s very hush-hush,” a source says of the Rachel Zoe Project star. “She’s telling people she can’t travel,” adds the insider. A witness adds that at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic event in L.A.’s Pacific Palisades area on Oct. 10, Rachel only sipped on water with lemon, while Rodger drank champagne.
Rachel’s former employee Brad Goreski also had the following to say to UsWeekly without confirming the pregnancy: “I hope to be in the delivery room!”
The above photo of Rachel, 39, was taken on Sunday, October 10. She looks to be sporting a slight baby bump no?
More photos of Rachel below. Must say we are shocked that someone of her size, in addition to her age was able to get pregnant. Congrats to Rachel and Rodger.