Wonder if any of you saw the premier of Bravo's The Rachel Zoe Project Tuesday night? After catching the series sneak preview a few weeks ago, I knew I had to give the first show a watch. I want to say straight away, that usually when I do my TIVO, wine, and line drawings, I spend about 15 to 30 minutes on each sketch. But as I watched this collection of mostly unlikable people, I decided to spend no more than five minutes on each depiction. That's all I could take.
Meet Rachel Zoe:
The show follows the styling phenom Rachel Zoe as she expands her business into designing products: her signature sunglasses, bags, denim, etc. When expressing her like of something, she'll say, "I die!" I take that as some sort of short handed- catch phrase for it's to die for. She also will say right.... right....right.... right.... right.... right as others are talking to her. As I watched the show though it seemed more like some sort of terrible fairy tale where a friendly, sensitive, stylish I'm assuming gay guy named Brad is thrust into an impossible world ruled by two developmentally stunted, monstrous women.
Meet Brad, the hero of this fairy tale.
Again, I only spent five minutes on these sketches so I know they are far from perfect. Brad is an adorable guy who used to work at Vogue where he enjoyed a sense of structure and a job that had clearly defined expectations. Going to work as an assistant for Rachel Zoe, however, Brad found himself in a completely opposite situation. He met the combative, shallow, mean, short tempered, and dim witted Taylor who is Rachel's other assistant.
For those of you who saw The Devil Wears Prada, Taylor is the Emily to Brad's Andrea. I know that the show is highly edited to maximize the drama, but I wonder why Taylor wanted to be portrayed as such a nightmare? Is she deliberately on a quest to be the next Omarosa or is she simply, authentically just a rotten b*tch that can't help herself? She'd yell at Brad for not having done something that she hadn't asked him to do. She'd freaked out when he took initiative and made some phone calls only to find out Taylor had already made those calls. Professional, very professional.
I guess I was motivated to do this posting as many, many, many years ago when I first moved to LA, I worked at an uber trendy- star studded clothing store where most of the employees were just like Taylor and I was the Brad. I hope Brad pulls through and like Andrea from The Devil Wears Prada, he ends up being on top and then walks away. That would be nice to see.
Not sure if I'll keep drawing this show? That may be all I can take.
Each drawing is ink on 5.5" x 8.5" sketchbook paper with a GIANT glass of Cabernet.
If you'd like to see a previous depition of Rachel Zoe, then please click here to see that posting.
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