Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who've made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Lifeon iTunes, and stay tuned.
To say that Rachel Zoe has had an impressive career is a bit of an understatement. Before she rose to fame in the mid-aughts, celebrity stylists weren't the household names they are today. A stylist becoming a public figure was even harder to do in those pre–social media days. But what they did have then was reality TV, and, as you know, Zoe starred in her own Bravo reality series, The Rachel Zoe Project, which lasted for five seasons. But what first put her on the map was that seemingly every major celebrity, from Anne Hathaway to Keira Knightley to Nicole Richie, worked with her.
Since then, Zoe has parlayed her career as a stylist into that of a fashion industry entrepreneur. For starters, she's the founder and editor at large of the online style destination The Zoe Report. Next came her ready-to-wear and accessories line, The Rachel Zoe Collection, and she's also the founder and chief curator of the luxury fashion, beauty, and lifestyle subscription service, Box of Style by Rachel Zoe, and has written two books. (Next up, look for her children's apparel collaboration with Janie and Jack.)
Head to iTunes to subscribe to Second Life, and listen to this brand-new episode to hear all about how Zoe, who got her start in the fashion industry working in the fashion closet at YM Magazine, has reinvented her career time and time again and turned so many ideas into fruition. And keep scrolling to shop some of the items that Zoe herself designed.