10.14.2009

Rachel Zoe vs Dumbwit Tellher

Rachel Zoe from Bravo's the 'Rachel Zoe Project'


The dumbwit tellher project, Rachel Zoe style. Yes, it's true, I want to be uber hip, ultra annoying, scary skinny, stylist to the stars; Rachel Zoe for a day.

"Oh my god", "I die", "You look bananas", and "You are shutting it down", will be my catch - phrases for twentyfour flippin' long hours, or until I get the job done. However, I call it quit's if I am sequestered to honor any marital obligations (if you get my drift) towards her equally annoying husband, 'Randy' Rodger.

Watch and learn Ms. Rachel ~

p.s. - Dear Rachel, one teeny weeny request. Please, I beg you, loose the beret/cap/chapeau, (whatever) in the next taxi. And while I'm at it, your fake heart-attack in episode #7, while in Paris for fashion week was, well.."le magnifique". Oscar worthy really.


Almighty Arms - Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America



Scassi - gold metallic silk. Michelle will rock the 80's


Carla Bruni Sarkozy - First Lady of France. If only those legs could talk



YSL for Christian Dior - vintage 50's silk taffeta masterpiece (Holly Golightly must of worn)



Rosario Dawson - "Will you light my candle?" (adored her in RENT)


Ralph Rucci - chiffon & feather blouse w/ choc. velvet pants

Kate Hudson - "batter-up"


Halston - sequined set from the 80's (Studio 54?)


Gwenneth Paltrow - daughter Apple's godfather is British actor Simon Pegg


Herve Leger - 80's bandage dress



Ravishing - Kerry Washington



Gianni Versace Couture - sweeping stunner w/plunging neckline. Circa 2000



Sarah Jessica Parker - the symbol of sex & the working girl



Christian Dior Haute Couture - gold lace ostrich feather dress, circa 1958



Scottish /Androgynous - Agyness Dean



Jean Claude Jitrois - 1980's lambskin & fox fur motorcycle jacket



Jamie King - "Sin City" indeed




Norma Kamali - pinstripe mermaid gown, circa 80's



Penelope Cruise - the vegetarian lifestyle has served her well



Harvey Barin - 60's chiffon mini-dress



Uma Thurman - This would certainly "Kill Bill"




Bob Mackie - peach chiffon, circa 1970's




Cate Blanchett - not looking like Bob Dylan in this shot


Torrente Haute Couture - silk chiffon ruffled gown w/train, circa 1980's



Kiera Knightly - she's got to kiss Johnny Depp over, & over again; enough said



Victor Costa - dramatic puffed sleeve 80's gown



Londoner & lady who sans a sharp & wicked sense of humor, Thandie Newton



Jean Desses - smoked chiffon ruched gown. Circa 1950



Kitty Kat Kate Winslet



Unknown designer - sequined trench, vintage 70's



Smoking Sienna Miller



Naeem Kahn - sequined cocktail dress, circa 1980's



Kristen Scott Thomas - "I've loved you for so long"




Unknown designer - black silk crepe dress w/feather & rhinestone detail



Marion Cotillard - French face of "Lady Dior"



Unknown designer - 30's English made ostrich feather caplette



Natalie Portman - Pres. of the 'flat-chested' club & I'm the V.P.



Givenchy - low-cut tux jumpsuit, 1980's




Rachel Weisz - in this weeks news for her stand to ban botox. I say, "reserve objections for when your over 50".



Arnold Scaasi - 80's velvet structural dress w/tulle & horse hair



Adorably French - Audrey Tautou



Pierre Cardin - 60's wool dress w/metal detail



Emily Blunt minus 'midgy' ex-boyfriend, Michael Buble (love his voice however).
"You just haven't met him yet", Ms. Blunt!




Fe Zandi Couture - 1950's sculpted gown w/dramatic hip structure & train



Anna "Nuclear" Wintour - school drop out at 16; she became the woman we'd all love to be,


if only for one day.



Christian Dior Hatue Couture - 60's silver sequin gown


Anjelina Jolie - the woman whose man we'd all love to hot-tub with


1950's couture silk satin ball gown

Christina Hendricks as va va va voom ...Joan Holloway - the woman with the 'rack of ages' and former member of the flat - chested club

Chanel Haute Couture - 80's coral silk gown

January Jones as hot housewife Betty Draper. If this what January looks like, bring on the other 11 months.


Estevez - 1956 green silk cocktail number


All fashions available on 1stdibs.com. Watch the Rachel Zoe Project each Tuesday on the Bravo channel .

Now share, "What is your favorite "Zoe-isim"?

** I want to apologize for my lack of postings recently. My mother is terminally ill; combine that with a new job, computer issues (can anyone hate 'Vista' more than me?) & houseguests for a total of 5.5 weeks, it's taken it's toll. I appreciate your sticking in there with me. I value you all tremendously. Xxx


{go forth & shop responsibly}

purchasing vintage is green at it's finest

52 comments:

Simply Mel said...

FABULOUS post dahling!

Sorry to hear of your 'battles and sorrows'....hoping your life becomes peaceful again. Thoughts going out to your mama.

Simply Mel said...

BTW, I love your new header! SF, the center of my heart!

lisa golightly said...

OMG the Torrente gown ... bananas simply bananas. So nice to see you again ... my thoughts are with you. Take care of yourself ! XOL

Alicia B. Designs said...

This post is BAH nanas. Thanks! I think my fave is the Uma Thurman. Because shes so badass gorgeous.

Averill said...

I think you really nailed many of these women's styles while still managing to push the envelope a bit! Great job, Deb!

And no worries about the lack of posts -- real life is always more important (and my thoughts are with your mum!). Btw, might I suggest trading up to a Mac for Xmas? :) It really has saved me a lot of heartache in the blogging department the last few months (I got one for my anniversary).

Janet said...

I so dislike Rachel Zoe. :P

So much glamour, great post!!

My good thoughts to you and your family.

studioJudith said...

Wow .. . what a post!
Especially for a girl with LOTS on her plate.

When you come up for air .. . do treat yourself to a Mac. ( You SO deserve it!)

Judith

Dobbygirl said...

First of all you did a great job styling these lovely ladies - LOVE all of them!!! I DIE!! Second, thank you so much for your kind comment, sounds like this year has hit you hard too and I hate that. You are a such a dear person and I really hope things get settled down for you soon. As for your Mom, I'm keeping you all and her in my prayers. My little blips on the radar pale in comparison. You do what you need to do to take care of you, we'll still be here. Hugs! Jenny

Jane said...

Great choices you do JUST as good a job as scary Rachel Zoe (and I see she has toned down the orangey fake tan). I love love all the combinations and all women esp naughty naughty Carla Bruni. xoxo

my favorite and my best said...

so sorry about your momma. great post.

Arianna Belle said...

Uma Thurman is looking ultra sexy in that photo you choose.

My thoughts go out to you and your mom. xoxo

Heavenly Housewife said...

I love the pic of uma too. Where's my pic (surely i belong amongst these georgous ladies?).
Worry to hear about your mom. When things get tough you can only handle them one day at a time. Wishing you the best and a peaceful weekend.
*kisses* HH

DesignTies said...

Wow, you put a lot of time and work into this post!! It was lots of fun to read :-) Is that really Kate Winslet's butt?!?!?

Sorry to hear that you're going through some hard times right now :-( Sending positive vibes your way, and to your mom too.

Kelly

Haven and Home said...

Love the picks, you can come dress me! I am sorry to hear about your mother.

I can relate to the computer issues, I HATE HATE HATE Charter.. Hate

Bunny, The Paris House said...

Hi Deb, first of all my heart goes out to you and your family and my prayers are with you and your mother. I'm having a lot of problems with my computer and am seriously thinking about a Mac, my sons love theirs and have no problems ever!!

Your post is beyond fabulous, Rachel is quite a character but you blow her away darling!!! If I could have any one of the dresses I think I would pick the 1958 Dior, now if my 44 year old memory is correct, did Dior pass away in 1954?? and if so would YSL have designed that dress??? I am probably off by a decade here??? Anyway gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous
xx
Bunny

Bunny, The Paris House said...

Moi encore, I just googled it and he passed away in 1957 according to what I just read, so it is very possible YSL designed that dress, this just fascinates me!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dearest Deb
I'm so sad to hear of your mum's illness. I will be thinking of you both, and your family and wishing you comfort and some happy moments during these days ahead. Life quite sucks at times!!I hope a little laughter heads your way.

PS I bought a Mac.. 3 months ago and it is still in the box... so busy..!! crazy I know!

ciao ciao xx Julie

Brittany said...

Ugh...
We have had 4 house guests and a dog (in heat) for weeks (make that MONTHS) on end, too. Since June actually.
They are gone, and the house is FINALLY quiet!
I feel ya!

Does family count as house guests?
At least one of them could cook well!! :)

Cute post, btw!

Cathi said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mother....i will keep your family in my heart...!!

Jacqueline said...

What a great post, Deb. You have dressed all of these women, beautifully.
This is such a sad time for you, but I'm sure that your family and friends will help you through it. Am thinking of you and I send my love to you and your family. Lots of love, dear Deb. XXXX

JennyMac said...

LOVE the couture...and that is phenom pic of Carla Sarkozy.

I will say that Agnyss Denn is such an odd looking little bird to me.

annechovie said...

You are every bit as talented as Rachel and far nicer. Also, can I have the role of Speaker of the House of the flat-chested club? Have a great weekend!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Through thick and thin babe.

What an epic post, made me laugh and drool just a bit. Brad in a hot tub, yes please.

We have not had the pleasure of seeing Rachel's show, though have heard all about her antic's from my blog pals. Sounds mighty annoying.

re comment .. Wouldn't be calling you silly while your dishing out complements lil' lady.
Hope next year is minus the crap.
xoxo

Keith said...

Hey there. Great pictures. Love those women. Sorry about all the problems in your life. I'm so sorry about your mother. I'll keep you in my prayers.

I hope this finds you doing well. I hope you've had a great weekend so far. Take care. Have a nice week. Cheers!

Blasé said...

that's a lot of prettiness on one Blog!

Florence and Mary said...

I love Rachel Zoe!!! I wish I could go around saying "that's bananas" and not have everyone looking like I'm crazy!

Sorry to hear of your personal troubles at the moment,

Victoria xxx

Kitty said...

sorry for your stress, DT. thinking of you! xo kitty

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Oh, Deb, I'l sorry you're having such a tough time and I'm very sorry about your mother. There's definitely no need to apologize. Real life must always have priority. But wow, you have outdone yourself with this post! You could outstyle RZ any day! I die over all of these fab vintage looks. (Yes, that's my favorite Zoe-ism. As much as I try not to use it, I can't help it.)

Dobbygirl said...

I have given you an "award" go to my blog to check it out. And thank you for your kind words, you are the best blog friend a girl could ask for! Again, I'm sending much positivity your way. I'm so sorry that you are having to go through all of this. Hugs!!

Renee Finberg said...

hey babe.

that Jean Claude Jitrois - 1980's lambskin & fox fur motorcycle jacket is to die for. that is definitely something i would wear.
AND the black silk crepe dress w/feather & rhinestone detail.

as usual...fab post.
damn..you are GOOD!
xx

The Haute-Shopper said...

It's a good thing we don't get the Rachel Zoe project over here (and that I haven't bothered trying to get a taped version), because I'm sure I'd be addicted but the same time poke my eyes out everytime she acts up. Anyhow... I adore all the dresses you picked. Nothing beats vintage. Not even designer gear has the quality it used to have and the detailing is incredible.

Sorry to hear about your mother by the way. That must be tough, especially combined with the long-term houseguests. How do you do it??

Mimi said...

Loved your 1st dibs picks!! I knew them all right away. Such a big fan..of first dibs I mean. Rachel...cute, but a little much for me. Sorry I haven't been by in a while. I've missed reading your wonderful posts!
xxx

Christy said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are going out to your whole family right now!

But I must also add that this post was fabulous, darling! I loved all the looks - except for three ladies I love to hate: Kiera, Angelina and Natalie - though they do have style, I'll give them that.

Hope things improve for you soon! Best of luck with your new job!!

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry about your trials. I hope happiness can find you. : ) This was an incredible gorgeous post. That sequined trench....I die...ah ha ha

Simone said...

This was an incredible post Deb.....YOU ARE GOOD!! Or bah-nanas as crazy/annoying/fascinating/one-of-a-kind (thank god) Rachel would say!!

I am sorry to hear that your shoulders are pretty heavy right now.....I am thinking of you....do take care.

Best wishes,
Simone

beckyxoxo said...

nice post ! thanks for sharing :D

Couture Carrie said...

That's bananas, darling!
Fantastic selections... especially love Halston and Norma Kamali, and the featuring of the ladies of Mad Men!!

xoxox,
CC

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom...
We understand completely real life is certainly more important! Anyway, if I earn six figure salary I want you to be my stylist for sure!
Take care Darling & best wishes to your mom!
xo*

Porchlight Interiors said...

Feeling totally frumpy and underdressed after reading this gorgeous post! I'm definitely going to the gym in the morning! Tracey xx

Visual Vamp said...

Love your blog!
Thanks for voting for me today.
I have been remiss in adding you to my blog list, which I did today!
xo xo

kate said...

What a fantastic post!! You totally nailed it with all the gowns. How you do that, I have no idea!! I think I want all of them for Christmas!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Great post. I love the YSL for Christian Dior silk taffeta. So sorry about your mother. Get a Mac-I have owned them for 10 years with absolutely no problems.

Fifi Flowers said...

Lots of FAB fashion in this post!
Sorry to hear about your mother... take as much time away from bloggin as you need to... we will all be here waiting for you!
Fifi

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You can choose my red carpet dress anytime!! Wonderful choices here! They all seem just right.

I am so sorry to hear about your mother and the stress you have been under. You will be in my thoughts.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's illness. May you both have peace and comfort.

As for fun Zoeism's, one must include

That is OOC! (out of control)

Brabourne Farm said...

Be afraid, Rachel, very afraid! You have major competition - Dumbwhit Tellher is waiting in the wings to take your crown. Fabulous post - loved every image.

I'm thinking of you during this stressful time.

Leigh

Duchess of Tea said...

Deb darling, I am so sorry to hear of your sad news as well. You are so right darling life is both happy and sad. We also had sad cancer news of my younger sister for the second round and we received it two days after my dad fell. So I know what you are going through and how kind of you to take time to visit me and to leave caring words behind. You are an angel. Darling, my love, thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

I truly missed you luv
Love & Hugs
Duchess

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hi Deb,
Thank you so much for your kind words of support and I am so sorry to hear that life has taken a left turn for you lately. I am sure you are giving your Mom lots of tender loving care and please know I am thinking of you during this time. Your post was fabulous and maybe it helped to distract you right now, it certainly did me!
Take care of yourself and go easy.XO
A Gift Wrapped Life

FatScribe said...

Deb -- so sorry to hear about your mom. prayers and warm thoughts to her and your entire family. thank you for sharing something so personal.

all our best, -John g.

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

These match-ups are all so perfect. I love this post!! Wishing you the best during this extremely difficult time. We will stick by you! All best, Barbara

mimi charmante said...

miss lovely, you are now my definite go-to girl on style sense! loved this post nearly as much as your blonde bombshell one~
bisous

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