July 27, 2011 -- intro: Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe gave herself a radical makeover after the birth of her son.
With 4-month-old Skyler in tow, gone are Zoe's six-inch heels, sequined jackets (while holding the baby) and her long, dangly statement necklaces and jewelry (which little Skyler can tug on). Also gone are the days of jet-setting off to Paris at a moment's notice for fashion shows.
Zoe's signature vintage-inspired touches can be found on celebrities throughout Hollywood. Now she's nearly as famous as the people she dresses -- including Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz -- in part thanks to her mega-hit Bravo reality TV series, "The Rachel Zoe Project," which documents her frantic life.
"Every day is a good excuse to dress up," she told ABC's Juju Chang. "Wear your clothes. What are you saving up for? I'm wearing my sequins at 12 noon to lunch, and I'm wearing, you know, five cocktail rings to the supermarket."
With the stylist known for her "Zoe-isms" such as "I die" and "bananas," Zoe's reality show took a more serious tone last season when it was dominated by her anguish over having a baby. Even her husband and business partner Roger Berman was urging her to change her work-a-holic ways to start a family.
"I knew that I would always regret [not having children] if I didn't," she said. "My issue was when, you know, time was running out."
With the birth of her son Skyler, new mom Zoe said her entire perspective changed, and that for the first time, something else took priority over her fashion obsession.
"We're not saving lives," she said. "So when I take a step back, I'm like, God, that was really traumatizing about that dress, and then it's like, really? What's traumatizing is actually, you know, is my son sick?"
Now juggling parenthood and a rapidly growing empire, Zoe is contemplating another new venture: her own line of high-end children's clothing. She says now every aspect of her life is a combination of motherhood and enterprise.
"Every day I wake up thinking, what can I do next and what more can I do?" she said. "With my husband by my side, and now Skyler, my son, and the team that I have, I feel like anything is possible."
Going from being a mom-to-be to a new mom forced the fashionista to evolve her style as her 5-foot-1 thin frame changed with her pregnancy. She offers her style tips for other new moms below.