Season 4 of The Rachel Zoe Project will premiere on August 2nd at 9pm EST/PST and I can't wait! It's on this season we'll get to go behind the scenes as Rachel Zoe launches her own high-end fashion collection (as well the documenting of the birth of her son Skylar). This week online at Neiman Marcus, Rachel Zoe's Fall 2011 collection made it's debut. You can actually pre-order your favorites now for shipping by early September for most items. One of the things I love about Rachel Zoe's fashion taste is that she can create bold style with key pieces and her entire collection holds true to this. Her handbags are some of the most stylish and affordable ones I have seen in a long time!
My clothing favorites from her collection are the Double-Breasted Jacket ($295) as seen on Rachel in her WWD shoot earlier this year (post here) over the Strapless Organza Dress ($395) and the Ruffle Shift Dress ($395). (I have a feeling the jacket will sell out so I just pre-ordered it!)
I also LOVE her coats! I can't imagine Rachel without a faux-fur vest. She does have a few in her collection, but the faux-fur piece that stands out in my book is the edgy Faux-Fur Turnlock Coat ($550). There is also a lot of vintage inspiration in her collection and I love the look of this 60's inspired Wrap-Collar Cape ($695).
I'm saving the best for last because Rachel Zoe's new handbags are going to give Michael Kors and Rebecca Minkoff a run for their money. Rachel loves carrying her Hermes Birkin, Chanel, or Chloe Paraty bags and you can see how those classic bags have inspired her here. These four are my favorites for their fabulous style. I love her signature chain/peg closure. It's very different from anything I've ever seen. Also, I'm happy to see bags that are under $1000, with most of them under $500. I am looking forward to seeing which bags Rachel carries around town. If she's smart like Kate Moss, she'll make a point to carry her own bags most of the time from now on.
Neiman Marcus has also launched "Oh So Zoe" on their Facebook page, an interactive challenge where you can show off your styling savvy. The winner will meet Rachel Zoe and Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus Fashion Director at the Los Angeles Neiman Marcus store, and will receive a $2,500 gift card. The challenge runs from June 28th through July 18th.
Play Oh So Zoe on the Neiman Marcus Facebook page now.