Work hard, look sharp and love what you do. Rachel Zoe’s recipe for success is clean and simple, just the way we like it!
Whether you live and die for a daily dose of The Zoe Report and own half of her new namesake collection, or are barely fashion literate, everyone can appreciate our May Guest Editor’s lady boss status and the insights she’s offering us below on what got her there. This fashion powerhouse and mother of two claimed her spot on top the old-school way: she possessed raw talent, applied endless effort and built lasting relationships along the way.
We love Rachel’s fierce passion, sharp eye and healthy dose of humility. In her own words, here are a few keys to success Rachel has picked up along her perfectly-accessorized journey…
Qualities you most admire in business:
Passion, enthusiasm and loyalty
The hardest truth about success:
Knowing who to trust.
The loveliest truth about success:
True passion and hard work does win in the end.
Best advice you ever received:
Never act entitled; stay humble, be kind, and be honest.
What you wish you'd known from the start:
You don’t have to be best friends with everyone that you work with.
Style staples every girl boss should own:
A classic blazer, a perfectly tailored trouser, a chic day/workbag that can fit your laptop, a chic flat or slide and a professional classic pump.
3 people inspiring you now:
I’m surrounded by so many amazing women entrepreneurs – Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow… and Oprah forever.
Every girl boss should be reading
WWD, Business of Fashion and The Zoe Report