i die…over these bracelets

Rachel Zoe--the style star in her studio.

Go ahead, raise your eyebrows. But fans of the iconic Rachel Zoe will understand my girl crush on this tabloid fashionista, who’s working hard at bringing her top-of-the-line look to a more grounded audience.

Zoe has been stylist-to-the-stars for years now (Demi Moore, Jen Garner, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz)…has written a really decent how-to-get-dressed book (Style A to Zoe)…and, as of last year, added reality-TV star (The Rachel Zoe Project) to the mix. On her show, the waif-like stylist scurries from studio to shoot to premiere to fashion show in her trademark oversized shades, faux-fur vest, and sky-high heels, throwing out Zoe-isms—“I Die!”That’s Ba-nanas!”Shut The…Front Door!”–that have generated plenty of well-deserved youtube jabs. Even better, she’s cool enough to go along with the joke, which she does in this must-see parody:


But back to reality. Zoe’s a self-admitted jewelry freak–she apparently inherited a sizeable vintage collection from her mother—and though she wears an impressive array of baubles every day, she somehow manages to pull off the whole kit and caboodle without looking weird or falling over. (Though I just read that this mother-of-fashion is about to become the other kind of mother as well. With all that jewelry, she may fall over yet. We’ll see.)

Zoe's personal jewelry collection.

Clearly, Zoe lives in a red-carpet world, but I’m LOVING the fact that she’s now designing her own affordable jewelry collection for QVC (www.qvc.com), which includes lush knockoffs of her signature snake pieces and vintage rings.

Never without her signature reptilian jewelry...


...but smart enough to design a great knockoff for $39.84.


...as well as a cuff that will knock your socks off, for $76.74.

My fave, a leafy, gold wrap bracelet, is, as Zoe would likely say,   A…mazing! So: Any other fans out there? Please tell me I’m not alone in this obsession.


  • Karen

    Definitely A-mazing! I love the gold leafy one! Thanks Hillary.

    October 20, 2010 at 2:43 pm
  • Hillary

    So yummy! And it comes in three metal tones (gold, pink-gold, and silver).

    October 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm
  • ruthy

    hillary–love the blog–and the leafy bracelet. bought 2–one for me, one for 20-something niece!
    can’t wait to see you on qvc! best–

    October 21, 2010 at 7:50 am
  • Thank you very much Great post…thanks for share this..

    November 2, 2010 at 11:47 am