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Rachel Zoe’s Top 5 Style and Beauty Secrets

Big news, fashionistas: A-list stylist, fashion icon and TV star Rachel Zoe has just landed in Australia. Here to attend Business Chicks events across our great nation, the diminutive and ever-stylish LA stylist yesterday landed at Sydney International Airport with her husband Rodger Berman (pictured).

Related: Rachel Zoe’s 20 Fashion Must-Haves

These “maj” news gives SHESAID the perfect excuse to examine the style and beauty secrets that make this distinguished designer, stylist, author and editor such an important and powerful figure in the fashion industry.
Here are our top five major style and skincare rules from Planet Rachel Zoe:

  1. Head-to-toe black is always chic: As Zoe showed so beautifully when she arrived in Sydney, a simple, all-black ensemble is simple, effortlessly glamorous and always in style. Her signature head-to-toe black look is much envied and copied across the globe. Here, she’s wearing her “uniform” of a long, black maxi dress and matching top, paired with platform heels and a scarf. I die!
  2. Don’t let motherhood cramp your style: A busy mum to sons Skyler Morrison, 3, and Kaius Jagger, almost 12 months, Zoe, 43, has never stepped out in public looking anything less than amazing. Staying true to her effortless take on glamour, she often sticks to an all-black wardrobe, complete with sky-high heels. Of course, she’s bound to have an army of hair stylists and make-up artists at her beck and call, not to mention haute couture, but we mere mortals can all take inspiration from her stark refusal to let motherhood crush her stylishness, elegance and good taste.
  3. Always invest in good quality skincare: Zoe is a huge fan of “green queen” Tata Harper and her eponymous line of natural, non-toxic, luxury skincare and wellness products. In fact, Zoe has profiled Tata’s personal beauty secrets at length on her website www.thezoereport.com. What’s more, she recently said of Tata Harper Elixir Vitae (pictured): “I can’t get enough of this elixir… It’s softening, it’s hydrating, it’s so MAJ.”rachel zoe, celebrity style, skincare, beauty, styleOther celebrity Tata Harper fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington and Julianne Moore. Find other great Tata Harper products, such as the incredible Resurfacing Mask (pictured), $63.25, at fab, new beauty etailer Lulu and Lipstick via www.luluandlipstick.com.rachel zoe, celebrity style, skincare, beauty, style
  4. Travelling light is for amateurs: It took two airport staff to haul along trolleys full of the couple’s luxurious luggage in Sydney (pictured below, from Zoe’s Instagram before she departed). And I’m betting poor, old Rodger – like most men – got to squeeze in just one bag, while the rest belonged to the style icon, including these highly covetable Chanel and Louis Vuitton suitcases. And yet another style lesson we can all learn from Zoe, the high priestess of fashion, is invest in luxury luggage and you can’t go wrong. Swoon.

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5. Think old-world Hollywood glam: An avid fan of old Hollywood glamour since childhood, Zoe dresses a long list of A-list stars including Nicole Richie, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana, Kate Hudson and Eva Mendes. Through her expert eye, fierce love for haute couture and flair for unexpected red-carpet looks, Zoe never seems to get it wrong. Zoe was recently named Stylist of The Year at the 10th Annual Style Awards, so she’s obviously on the money. Got a big important event coming up? Make like Zoe and channel old-world Hollywood.

Rachel Zoe pics via www.dailymail.co.uk

Celebrity Style: Whitney Port

Fashion designer, reality TV star, actress and sometimes-model Whitney Port is one of our go-to fashionistas for celebrity style inspiration. Her pulled-together image, chic style, and perfectly groomed hair and makeup makes her a true fashion icon. But Port’s celebrity style isn’t just for those with celebrity-sized wallets. We walk you through five of Whitney’s most iconic looks.

Pretty Patterns

 

Whitney has a whimsical, slightly boho style that puts patterns at center stage. She likes to mix up contrasting patterns for an attention-grabbing outfit, but for relaxed days keeps it streamlined in a head-to-tie pattern, perfect for spring maxi dresses.

Tailored Shorts

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Another mainstay of Whitney’s celebrity style is her tailored short obsession. Port is frequently seen sporting a range of hues, cuts, and fabrics. One thing her shorts always have in common? A perfect, not-too-tight cut that always says ‘classy’ instead of ‘sleazy.’

Boyfriend Jeans

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One of Whitney’s closet staples is a pair of worn-in, well-loved boyfriend jeans. Whitney clearly has several pairs in her wardrobe, ranging from fitted to baggy. She often pairs them with a chic stiletto, tank top and blazer, which goes a long way in polishing off this grungy garment.

Blazers

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Tailored blazers are another must-have in Whitney’s wardrobe — she styles them over loose dresses for formal events, but also dresses them down with tailored trousers or flowy shorts for day-time looks.

Edgy Leather Jackets

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Finally, one of Whitney’s most iconic wardrobe essentials is a great leather jacket. Be it brown or black, bomber or motorcycle, Whitney always knows how to work the look, even on the red carpet with olive silk pants and a cami.