‘Rachel Zoe’ perfect for a marathon

Posted Oct. 15, 2009, at 4:42 p.m.

What do you watch on Columbus Day while the Man on the Couch is sick and sleeping (on the couch, of course)? The “Rachel Zoe Project” marathon leading up to the finale on Bravo.

Admittedly, my channel surfing through Monday daytime television was not successful, so I landed on Bravo since I usually end up there or on TLC when the remote is in my control.

I don’t typically follow Rachel, but after a few minutes (as usual) I was sucked into the drama and the fashion. What girl doesn’t love fashion? Even if Rachel’s constant shrieks of “literally,” “out of control,” and “that’s bananas” drive me a little crazy.

After two episodes of the drama — Rachel getting sick; Rachel’s assistant, Taylor, hating her life; and the decision of who was going to Paris fashion week — the Man on the Couch woke up long enough to announce that Rachel is self-centered and the show is stupid. No surprise, but I disagree.

Ignore all the petty comments, and it’s a treat to see how Rachel and her team outfit celebrities — from Eva Mendes to Jennifer Garner to Demi Moore — with the latest trends to fit their personalities and how they set up for high-end photo shoots. It also offers a glimpse of what is coming down the world’s most spectacular runways. Oh, and to drool over Rachel’s own extensive wardrobe, accessory and jewelry collections.

In fact, I got so into it that I admit I checked Bravo’s Web site to read Rachel’s blog even though it’s just a Q-and-A that she doesn’t write herself. While there, I also got sucked into playing the dress-up game in Rachel Zoe’s fitting room. It’s like virtual paper dolls only more fun because you don’t have to try to bend those stupid tabs to keep your doll from exposing herself.

Here’s to hoping there is another season I can include in my DVR lineup, but for now, check out www.bravotv.com for the hottest trends and behind-the-scenes information on Rachel’s life.

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