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The Rachel Zoe Project: September 7th Episode Recap

Sep. 8 2009, Published 7:02 a.m. ET

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Where to begin on last night’s episode of The Rachel Zoe Project? First of all, it’s amazing that Rachel and her team can just run into a store, take home everything they think their celebrity clients might love and just send back what they don’t like. Do you think Forever 21 would mind if we grabbed a bunch of things (didn’t pay) and brought back what we couldn’t make work? I mean those dressing room lines are really long so it would be really helpful! 

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Seriously though, last night, Liv Tyler called Rachel and said she needed tons of new clothes to incorporate into her everyday life. Rachel knows Liv’s personal style so she took style associate Taylor (more on her in a minute) to pick out a bunch of fabulous clothes. Then Liv showed up at the studio to try everything on, she took home what she loved and voila—instant, customized, brand new wardrobe! We’re dying to know what Rachel would charge to create the perfect wardrobe for the average Joe? Especially because she’s the queen of pumping up your ego—everything single thing that Liv tried on, Rachel cooed looked “amazing” and made Liv look like a “hot pin up mom.” We’re not fashionistas, but a few of those looks weren’t quite landing Liv on the Best Dressed list!

But the real drama of the night was getting Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway (or Annie as Rachel and her associates fondly call her) ready for the big night. Drama number one was deciding whether or not Anne’s stunning Armani gown needed a train added for a more dramatic effect. In the end, the train was given the thumbs down (it would have been too much—trains work on bridal gowns and that’s about it). Drama number two was when Anne’s team called to say that Anne was now performing on the Oscars too and needed a second dress. They found one ASAP but drama number three was Rachel’s decision to trust Brad with the responsibility of styling Anne on the day of the Oscars and go with Anne to the show to help her change in and out of both her dresses. Of course the second Rachel gave Brad the job, she had to start freaking out and second guessing her decision. Rachel’s hubbie Rodger deserves a pair of bronzed Manolos for the way he puts up with Rachel’s daily freak outs. Brad, however, was so honored with this responsibility that he was moved to tears. It was sweet to watch because he knows he’s lucky to even have a job since he messed up Oscar day last year. Rachel had obviously forgiven him—but definitely hadn’t forgotten.

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Now, don’t think we forgot to mention Rachel’s other style associate, Taylor . . . we’re just saving the best (and most ridiculous) drama for last. She had the nerve to complain to Rachel that Brad gave her attitude when she asked him for help and Brad declined because he was too busy with Anne (and getting Rachel off his back). Really, Taylor? All Brad said was he was too busy with their most important client of the moment—and nicely too—and she flipped out and went on and on about how Brad’s job was to help her when she got too busy. The best was the way Rachel “talked” to Brad about his ‘tude. The conversation went something like this:

Rachel: Brad, you have a Braditude

Brad: I’m moody but it’s not directed at you . . .

Rachel: Moody, Snarky, Braditude . . . that’s your new BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) name

Brad: You’re snarky too . . .

Rachel: I’m passive aggressive—there’s a difference

Oh Rachel, you’re such a great mediator and boss. Who wouldn’t want a passive aggressive boss? And Taylor claimed she was so happy to have nothing to do with the actual Oscar ceremony but she wore her jealousy like last year’s Versace. Here’s the proof . . . the day after the Oscars when Brad came waltzing in on a high from his big night (Annie, as Rachel said, looked “mind blowing”) and started telling Rachel all about his star-studded encounters while backstage, Rachel asked Taylor if she wished she had gone to the Oscars instead. Taylor’s response? “No, I would rather shoot myself . . . and this conversation makes me want to slit my wrists.”  Yeah, perhaps Brad needs to start sleeping with one eye open!!!



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