Rachel Zoe puts fam­ily first

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Rachel Zoe's puts her fam­ily be­fore her work. The 45year-old stylist - who has counted the likes of Jen­nifer Gar­ner, Kate Hud­son, Cameron Diaz and Salma Hayek among her clients - al­ways switches off from "dis­tract­ing" tech­nol­ogy when she's with sons Skyler, six, and Kai, three, be­cause she wants to be a present par­ent. Rachel - who is mar­ried to Rodger Ber­man - told Us Weekly: "I'm 100 per­cent present with my chil­dren. When you're with your chil­dren, don't be on your phone, don't be on your com­puter, don't be so dis­tracted. Make sure you're there, when you're there." While she has a thriv­ing ca­reer, Rachel, stud­ied psy­chol­ogy and so­ci­ol­ogy at univer­sity and when she grad­u­ated, she didn't ex­pect to work in fash­ion, but through a vague ac­quain­tance landed a job as an as­sis­tant at a teen mag­a­zine. And the style guru cred­its her work ethic and ded­i­ca­tion for help­ing her progress through the ranks, even­tu­ally leav­ing the pub­li­ca­tion when she was se­nior fash­ion editor. She said: "I was hired to work three days a week, but I worked five or six days a week. "I was the first one there and the last one to leave and the first one to of­fer my­self to do any­thing." Rachel pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted she thinks hav­ing a nurs­ery at her of­fice is one of the best busi­ness de­ci­sions she's ever made. She said: " I opened a nurs­ery in the of­fice when we had a hand­ful of em­ploy­ees all have ba­bies at the same time - we had four new moth­ers at once. Mak­ing space for a nurs­ery just made sense. It al­lowed for moth­ers to work with a cer­tain piece of mind know­ing that their lit­tle ones were nearby and feel fo­cused while in the of­fice. "The goal was to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment where new moth­ers would not have to make a choice be­tween ca­reer and moth­er­hood."

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