As much as we loved Brad’s cute little bowties and Jeremiah’s cute little tuchus lighting up our lives every week on The Rachel Zoe Project, things just weren’t quite the same following the untimely and unpleasant departure of Rachel’s first on-screen assistant, Taylor Jacobson. Even though she often came off as being a bit (to put it nicely) short, she certainly started out the series with arguably more stylist cred and experience than either of her successors. And everyone knows how frustrating it can be explaining the job you’ve been doing expertly for a while to a total newbie (well, sort of newbie…we love you Brad!).
But after several years away from an ever present camera crew, Taylor’s getting back into the reality tv game with a new series premiering soon on Oxygen called LA Style. The show follows the trials and tribs of four young stylists as they compete with one another for celeb clients in LaLa Land. We caught up with Tay last night (which also happened to be her birthday– hence that jolly snap above) to find out what will make LA Style stand out from all the other fashion reality shows out there–and how she stands with her former employees Rachel Zoe and Brad Goreski.
“[The show] portrays a younger generation of stylists, in different genres of styling. It’s the making of a music video; editorials–it’s not just straight up red carpet, like a couture dress with Neil Lane jewelry,” she said, making a not-so-subtle jab at her former mentor Zoe, a frequent Neil Lane client known for her red carpet styling.
Aside from the show making a statement on the fresh young fashion talent, Taylor also sees LA Style as an “opportunity to clear my name and kind of break off from [my persona on RZP]. I want to show how I’m a stylist, and be known for being a stylist.” So does this mean no more bitchy remarks and side eyes from the self-professed newly profesh Taylor? “I mean… There’s always a little cattiness,” she smirked. Thank God.
And finally, the answer all us Zoe-bots are dying to know: Have Rachel and her former assistant finally mended the seams of their tattered relationship? “No.” Alright then. As for Taylor and Mr. Goreski? “We’re friends,” said Taylor. “We support each other. I think he’s super talented and I wish him the best of luck.” Sounds like she’s finally over that Paris fashion week nightmare– well, at least halfway, anyway.