The Rachel Zoe Project Recap: Rachel Wears A Turban and Makes Big Life Decisions
5:30 pm, March 28th | by Meredith Lepore
Gosh, can you believe it? We are already on Week 4 of The Rachel Zoe Project. It seems like just week we were galavanting around Paris in big hats. Now it’s back to reality — well, Rachel’s reality which for the rest of us is not realistic at all, unless wearing turbans to polo matches has become the norm.
So we open the show with Rachel getting her makeup done because she and the fam are attending a polo match for celebrities, or where all the celebrities who aren’t going to Coachella go. Selma Blair stops by. Ellen Pompeo is there. It’s all good and of course, Sky Sky looks great. And did I mention Rachel wore a turban?
Then it is back to the office. Rachel (turban-less now) is surrounded by her coworkers who each brought six Venti Starbucks coffees, as part of Rachel’s requirements. Rachel’s design director and favorite person ever, Michael, is in the L.A. office to nod his head everytime Rachel says there should be more fur-covered maxi dresses. In one of their many conversations we learn that Rachel thinks the color pink is revolting. Really, Rachel? What about a pink turban?
Finally Rachel gets down to work on her shoot for InStyle with Jaime King, which will focus on the fashion of the 1960s. Her assistant stylists pick out some frocks that Mrs. Roper and the Mad Hatter’s love child would wear but luckily Rachel finds them to be “maje.”
There’s also a scene where Rachel meets with her old pal Tommy Hilfiger whom she explains has been famous for a very long time. Tommy and his wife, who is approximately 32, and Rachel and Roger, talk a little shop and then get right into baby talk. Rachel would like another one but she is so busy designing, styling CW actresses, going to the office, using her GPS to find Starbucks locations in Paris and finding teeny tiny hats for Sky Sky that she doesn’t know when she would have the time. Plus when she was pregnant she gained, like, 10 pounds which is so not Rachel Zoe. But if she did have another baby it would have to be a girl and she would name her Luna. Though honestly, she might still name it Luna if it were a boy. It would be maje.
But then we finally get into some serious issues. Rachel is really struggling to have it all. She has the kid now and she has the thriving business but she has no time for Roger. She has literally put him in the corner (of her giant closet) in his sad little tie scarf and he doesn’t like it. And now Rachel wants them to buy an apartment in New York so there isn’t so much back and forth. Roger, in what only can be some sort of attempt to connect with the audience, does the little song and dance about how they shouldn’t spend the money on an apartment and that they need to be normal people who only have one (giant) home, with 16 closets (that house millions of dollars worth of clothes) not bicoastal freaks. Rachel gives a monologue about how she loves the mountains and oceans more than anyone as a counter argument. But next week, they are checking out apartments in New York, so nature clearly lost this round. See you then!