The Zoe Report: Pump It Up


If there is one fashionable asset that every woman needs in their possession, it is a pair of black pumps. Through for both work and play and they immediately make any outfit chicer, sexier, and more stylish. This season, Gucci shows us how it is done with a reinvention of the classic shape: a dangerously high, patent platform with an unexpected touch of iridescent shine. Do you die?

…Because I do. These tantalizingly tall shoes brilliantly complemented many of Gucci’s beautiful dirty rich fall getups. Follow their lead and pair your favorite black pumps with a bright printed tunic and liquid leather leggings, or a mini sequined frock and sheer tights. So glam. Truthfully…it is hard to go wrong with black pumps. It really comes down to a two-step process. 1. Find a pair you love–the higher the heel, the better 2. Wear them with everything! xoRZ

Availability: Gucci Division Platform Pumps, $750, at

Parallel Universe


Rugby Ralph Lauren Fogler Platforms, $125, at

Stylist Rachel Zoe has long been known as the go-to force among “It” starlets, fashion houses, beauty firms and magazine editors looking for a dose of effortlessly chic style.

October 2007 marked the launch of Zoe’s first tome, Style A to Zoe by Grand Central Publishing, a stylebook filled with insightful tips and observations by Zoe, her designer friends and star clients. It was included in The New York Times Best Seller List. Zoe is continuing her mission to make fashion attainable with a full line of affordable accessories and faux fur that will debut on QVC this fall. She also acts as contributing editor and consultant for Rachel is continuing to expand her business endeavors with the second season of The Rachel Zoe Project, which premiered August 24th on Bravo.

Zoe and her husband, venture capitalist and new-media entrepreneur Rodger Berman, reside in Los Angeles.

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