Rachel Zoe's 7 Tips for a Fabulous Life

Stylist, designer, mom... Rachel Zoe wears many hats (and frequently, they're floppy and '70s-inspired). So, obviously, her new book Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour, is--sorry, we can't help it--beyond maj. You may think you know everything about this tastemaker, but she has a surprise or two up her blousy sleeve (check out our 10 Things You Didn't Know About Rachel Zoe over at Who What Wear.) Here, her advice on how to live a fabulous life because, let's face it: she does. mvp-header
r4 Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour by Rachel Zoe, $22, Amazon
r7 When entertaining, greet guests with a clean foyer, fresh flowers, dim lighting, and scented candles. Diptyque Baies Scented Candle, From $30, Nordstrom
r5 Keep your hanging clothes looking their best with velvet hangers and clear garment bags over beading and sequins--and always fold knits! Black Huggable Hangers, From $10 (Pack of Ten), The Container Store
r6 Whenever attending a dinner, always bring a little something for the host--a bottle of wine or champagne are always great. For something less traditional, I love to bring Tiffany & Co. playing cards or macarons from Laduree. Tiffany Playing Cards, $35, Tiffany & Co.
r10 Beautiful coffee table books are must-haves! They lend a pop of color to any room--plus they showcase your interests and can serve as a great conversation starter when hosting. Tom Ford by Tom Ford, $79, Amazon
r3 Whether for your home or closet, keep your investment pieces neutral and classic and incorporate fun accents. For home, update your space with colorful pillows, throws, ashtrays, and Murano glass. Mosaïque au 24 Ashtray, $830, Hermès
r2 A collage of black and white photographs is so chic. Gallery in a Box, $149, Pottery Barn
r1 Keep the lighting dim and flattering - avoid overhead lights. If you don't have a dimmer, opt for candlelight or lamps to create an ambient atmosphere. Miss K Table Lamp, $325, DWR
Photograph: Justin Coit