In Defense of Rachel Zoe

Why does the profile of celeb stylist Rachel Zoe in today's Styles bring to mind some other recent take on the career of a maligned, super-successful lady? Maybe it's quotes like this one: "She brings almost a prescient sense of where the market is going to be, and of where peoples' tastes are." Yes, Rachel Zoe is totally the Ultragrrrl of LA! Or fashion! Or being thin! Or something. And like yesterday's controversial Voice article, this piece doesn't have much new info, or many quotes that don't sound political or hedgy. In fact, the truest-sounding thing anyone says in the whole thing is probably Rachel herself: '"Over the last year I've learned to develop a really thick skin." Well, clearly.

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