Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour

Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour

Rachel Zoe

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1455523585

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Rachel Zoe is an unparalleled fixture in the fashion world known for her unique take on effortless glamour. The designer, stylist, and editor is celebrated for shaping the images of Oscar-winning actresses and creating collections that embody her modern and sophisticated look. Now she wants to help you define your own personal style and incorporate it into all aspects of your life, from your wardrobe to your home to your next dinner party.

In these sleek pages, Rachel offers trusted tips and advice-along with style insights from her fellow insiders, friends, and family members. You will find never-before-seen photographs from Rachel's private archives and learn about her personal icons, from Jane Birkin to Coco Chanel. Along the way, she also reminisces about her earliest influences and shares the story of her own style evolution.

Whether you're accessorizing a chic black jumpsuit, entertaining friends, or perfecting your Friday night smoky eye, let Rachel Zoe be your guide to living in style.

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my vintage earrings in a magazine! I began buying dramatic jewelry in the seventies, when I was in my early twenties. My husband had started an international company and we would often visit Europe—particularly Paris—on business. I always went to a little shop on the Left Bank called Utilité Bébé to pick up runway-inspired costume jewelry that was more affordable than pieces by Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. As with vintage clothing, Rachel invests only in special designer jewelry that bears a

became perfect in its simplicity. This emphasis on the face, which has always encouraged me to take great care of my skin, never goes out of style. It’s an unexpected and fresh look for evening, too. Clara Bow 1920s Greta Garbo 1930s Veronica Lake 1940s Sophia Loren 1950s Jean Shrimpton 1960s Farrah Fawcett 1970s Christie Brinkley 1980s Kate Moss 1990s My “hero kit” YOUR “HERO KIT” You know the lipstick that always does the trick when you dig it out

poufs. Leather poufs can serve as a glamourous alternative to additional seating. The whole room is an organic environment for sharing a few glasses of wine or passing around a bowl of popcorn. But isn’t it always the kitchen that becomes the unofficial clubhouse? No matter how many candelabras or bouquets of fresh flowers you put in the dining room, a crowd congregates around wherever the host can be found cooking. I love our eat-in kitchen—I make breakfast for Rodger and Skyler every morning.

more formal and elegant setting, I break out the silverware, occasion glasses, soup bowls, and bread plates. A few easy rules for setup: Linens should be placed on the center of the plate or folded and to the left. Plates should be layered according to use, e.g., the first-course plate—be it a salad or soup—will rest on top. A bread plate goes above the forks, which are to the left of the plate. Forks start at the outside according to use, so have a salad fork to the left of the main utensil. The

bottom and then layer clothes on hangers on top. My sequined pieces, silks, and any other fragile garments stay in dry cleaner bags to prevent any snags or pulls. Arriving in Paris with Skyler and lots of luggage THE DAY OF: Set aside at least thirty minutes more than you think you will need to get out the door—there are always a few stray things to do, and you don’t want to panic about missing a flight. Stow certain last-minute carry-on items such as a cell phone charger and any snacks for

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