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There are seemingly few professional spaces still left untouched by Rachel Zoe. The celebrity wardrobe stylist turned designer, TV personality, and mogul has enjoyed an expansive career working at the highest levels of fashion. Her lengthy résumé includes styling clients like Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway (among many others), acting as the star of her own Bravo reality TV series, serving as the editor of the newsletter turned full-fledged lifestyle brand in The Zoe Report, and expanding on a bevy of other professional accomplishments so damn impressive and wide-ranging, we frankly can’t even condense them to fit within our word count limit.
But now, more so than ever before, Zoe is focused on reshaping the innermost structure of the fashion industry — which involves understanding not only what makes the business tick, but also what areas of it still need to change. One of her latest endeavors is a venture into sustainability, with Zoe taking on a role as an investor and style adviser for Oscar Massin — the French heritage jewelry house that recently underwent a full rebrand and emerged with a more refined focus on sustainability and the use of lab-grown diamonds.
“I think the idea and what excited me the most about becoming a part of Oscar Massin was that I love the history of the brand — I love that it was a brand worn by royalty, I love that it’s something Anna Wintour wears to the Met Ball, and I love the idea of bringing Oscar Massin back to the forefront with sustainability and design,” says Zoe.
We had the opportunity to connect exclusively with Zoe about her work with Oscar Massin, the products she can’t live without, how she built an authentic brand from the ground up (and in her go-to Valentino double-platform heels, no less), and why she’s so excited about her new podcast — quite aptly titled, “Climbing in Heels with Rachel Zoe,” because, obviously.