The smoky-eyed, superskinny look you see all over the red carpet is the brainchild of Rachel Zoe. Lately, however, she's taken flack for this supposedly unhealthy aesthetic. In her new book, Style A to Zoe, she champions a fabulous attitude above all.
CLEO GLYDE, a robust size 12, tries Zoe's theory on for size.
SO NOT ME!
We both agreed that this fun, kitschy find, very London '79, had a Cabbage Patch-doll fussiness on me.
THIS COULD WORK ...
Surprise! This floaty, batlike silhouette is more slimming than the cinched, tight look I usually wear to accentuate my waist.
Zoe breaks the 30-and-over rule that keeps me in pencil skirts: "Let's show those legs."
This structured, stylish cocoon made instant impact. Zoe raves: "I love this poncho more than life itself."
"Success! Zoe goes for bold color statements and surprising accessories. In this outfit, I could see why." —Cleo Glyde
1. Go for big-impact accessories rather than fiddly jewelry.
2. Don't blindly follow trends.
3. Buy vintage pieces to make your wardrobe more unique.