NEW YORK — If you happen to spot celebrity stylist and designer Rachel Zoe out and about, do not worry. She’s not judging you.
The woman responsible for dressing the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Garner swears when she’s “off the clock,” so to speak, she’s not a fashion cop.
“It’s funny because I think what people don’t understand is that I actually am not judging them and I don’t usually notice what people are wearing,” said Zoe in a recent interview.
She does, however, get polled “all the time” by strangers looking for a quick style assessment.
“I do get asked, sort of, ‘What do you think of this dress? Is this jacket OK? Wait, I’m so embarrassed I don’t want to meet you right now because of what I’m wearing.’ and I’m like, ‘Don’t be.’ Style is the best form of self-expression.”
Zoe may not be critiquing, but she would like to help people live a more stylish life, in how they dress, entertain or decorate their home. She’s compiled a book of tips, information and photos called “Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour” (Grand Central Publishing), which is now in stores.
More than anything, 42-year-old Zoe says she wants to inspire moms to put themselves higher on their to-do lists by taking “five, 10, 15 minutes, however much time you can allow” to “throw some lipstick on, put on a cute jacket, take off your sweatpants.”