Rachel Zoe's styling associate, Taylor Jacobson, was born in Stamford, CT and grew up in Beverly Hills, CA. Here she was surrounded by and first introduced to the worlds of film, music video and fashion. Taylor was a wardrobe assistant on Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Tour and a wardrobe assistant on several motion pictures including The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Havana Nights. Taylor's extensive experience working with fashion and celebrity stylists brought her in touch with Rachel and the two have worked together since January 2005. Taylor's dedication to perfection, strong point of view and sense of style has made her an invaluable member of Rachel's team. She remains Rachel's "rock" as the team embarks on building the Zoe brand while continuing to style Hollywood's A-listers.
Brad Goreski picked up his first Vogue at the age of twelve and has been entranced by the world of fashion ever since. Originally from the small Canadian town of Port Perry, Ontario, he has resided in LA for the past seven years. During his summer breaks while studying Art History at the University of Southern California, Goreski had the opportunity to intern at Vogue and W magazines in New York. Upon graduation, he was hired to be the West Coast assistant at Vogue - a dream come true. While at Vogue, Goreski followed Rachel Zoe's career and developed an admiration for her styling work and aesthetic. He first met Zoe at a Chanel dinner, and spent the next year attempting to get closer to the "Zoe Camp." Persistence paid off as Goreski has now been working for Zoe since January 2008. His other interests include anything Madonna, the theater, spending time with his miniature schnauzer, Jasper, and traveling.
From red carpet dressing to design collaborations, advertising campaigns to editorial shoots and runway shows, stylist Rachel Zoe is the go-to force among "It" starlets, fashion houses, beauty firms and magazine editors looking for a dose of effortlessly chic style. Zoe's strength lies in a commitment to bringing out the best in the individual women she works with, including many of Hollywood's A-list leading ladies. Zoe is known for her signature look - bronzed, sexy and wrapped up in Seventies-tinged laidback glamour, and Women's Wear Daily traced Hollywood's new look to Zoe's own style. The Los Angeles Times noted the obvious influence of Zoe's signature style on the runways, and designers across the globe rely on Zoe for her fine tuned eye. October 2007 marked the launch of Zoe's first tome, Style A to Zoe by Grand Central Publishing, a stylebook filled with insightful tips and observations by Zoe, her designer friends and star clients. The book encompasses everything glamour when it comes to home décor, jet setting, entertaining and, of course, getting dressed. Zoe recently partnered with storied accessories maker LEIBER for a co-branded collaboration of über-luxe bags that are completely Rachel Zoe, and served as the face of Samsung's stylish BlackJack national ad campaign. She is a contributing editor and consultant for Piperlime.com, Gap Inc.'s online shoe and handbag destination, and is currently planning the development of Rachel Zoe branded lines to include accessories, jewelry and handbags. Zoe has been on countless "most influential" lists from virtually every domestic and international fashion and financial publication. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious industry awards including The Fashion Group International's 2006 Fashion Oracle Award, the Accessories Council 2006 Fashion Influencer Ace Award and Hollywood Life Magazine's 2006 Star Stylist Award. MSN.com also named Zoe one of the "10 Most Influential Women of 2006." Zoe and her husband, venture capitalist and new-media entrepreneur Rodger Berman, reside in Los Angeles.
The hottest stylist in Hollywood is back and offers an all access pass to fabulous fashion as The Rachel Zoe Project, returns Tuesday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The second installment of this fashion-forward drama delves further into the inner workings of Team Zoe as they jet from coast to coast throwing charity auctions, attending store openings and laboring to find the perfect gowns to adorn the red carpet during award season. The new season includes some of the world's most influential and respected designers including Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Giambattista Valli, Diane Von Furstenberg and Matthew Williamson to name a few.
Rachel Zoe is as over-booked as ever and the constant tension between her hotheaded assistants, Brad and Taylor, only serves to escalate the drama in her already crazed schedule, leading to stress induced vertigo. The economic downturn presents yet another snag in the garment-hunting process and Team Zoe must get creative as the number of available couture gowns dwindle. There is never a dull moment as Rachel takes her team to Paris Fashion Week, continues to build her brand, and struggles to balance her personal life and spend time with her husband, Rodger.