Luxurious Georgica in East Hampton was the perfect hot spot for Zoe's Hamptons magazine cover party. Beautiful people mingled, sipping refreshing Grey Goose vodka specialty cocktails including summer tea and berry lemonade. The newest pieces of the Rachel Zoe Collection were showcased at the party. Hamptons magazine Editor-in-Chief, Samantha Yanks, and publisher, Debra Halpert, attended the party.
The lovely Rachel Zoe arrived with her husband Rodger Berman. Guests and reporters swarmed around the attractive couple, who recently became parents to a bouncing baby boy named Skyler. Rachel Zoe is a celebrity stylist with her own reality show on Bravo, The Rachel Zoe Project. Her clients include Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner and Kate Hudson. She also issues the daily email fashion newsletter, The Zoe Report, through her lifestyle website.
Now the powerful fashion mogul launched her brand further with her own fashion line, the Rachel Zoe Collection. Last month her fashion line debuted in luxury stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman as well as Intermix on Main Street in Southampton. Rachel Zoe graciously took a few minutes out of her hectic schedule to speak to Huliq.
Born in New York City, Zoe clearly enjoys her time in the Hamptons with her husband, son and family. In March, Zoe gave birth to a son named Skyler Morrison Berman. She discussed her relaxation time on Long Island's East End with their son Skyler. “Today we took him in the pool at my house and he was in with his grandfather and my husband. That was kind of like a dream watching him and my nephew and my dad and my husband.”
Besides family, Rachel Zoe is also happy to spend time with friends such as polo player and Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras and his wife, Delfina Blaquier. She discussed going to the beach in the Hamptons with Delfina and Skyler. “We took him to the beach the first day, it was actually with Delfina. He just rolled around, it was so cute. Everything out here is like a big playground.”
Zoe is clearly excited about being a mom. She discussed one of the latest items in her son's closet, stating, “I think that now the newest addition is his own little LV bag, which is kind of crazy, with his initials on it – which was a gift. I did not purchase that, just to be clear.” She hesitates briefly and adds, “But why not?”
Getting back to business, Zoe discussed her fashion line, describing it as, “Luxury, really incredible tailoring and unbelievable fabrics, just amazing clothes that are not a million dollars.” Rachel Zoe also promotes cosmetics. “I am a spokesperson for a line of lipsticks called Exude and it's a pretty incredible project. I'm really excited to be a part of it.”
But how does Rachel Zoe stay gorgeous now that she is a busy mom and can we do it, too? “I think I just think differently when I get dressed. As women, you still to feel good about yourself so take the extra five minutes and put that lipstick on.”
She admits motherhood often changes her approach to fashion. “Just have a lot of go-to's, have a lot of things you know work but are still comfortable but you know you can still hold your child, and still run around and chase them.”
Zoe, clad in an eye-catching long dress, added, “Obviously he is not with me tonight because this would be a little tricky chasing him, but I think about that when I get dressed now.”
The upcoming fourth season of The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo will cover the challenges of being a career mom. “It's a different season this year because obviously I was pregnant through the whole time we were filming. And you know, I think it's more just about balancing career and pregnancy and becoming a mom and all the things a lot of women go through everyday.”
Rachel Zoe has always been dedicated to her passion for fashion. When she was only eight, she helped her friend dress better. “I don't know how I was inspired. I really, honestly don't know. I just knew I didn't like what my friend was wearing and I wanted to really fix it and make him look cuter and I just did it.”
Thoughtfully, Zoe added, “I really didn't know that I was inspired at eight.” Decades later, Zoe remains inspired and is helping countless women to look their best in all situations. The season premiere of Season 4 of The Rachel Zoe Project will air on Bravo on Tuesday, September 6, at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Photo by Stacey Doyle All Rights Reserved 2011 Hamptons magazine celebrates cover star Rachel Zoe at Georgica presented by Grey Goose Vodka Summer Soiree