CelebHomes – What is your favorite thing about Express shopping?
RZ: Knowing what you are getting is a great comfort. It’s very comforting to know the quality of what you are getting. This is very reliable. Express has been around for so many decades that I believe people are accustomed to it. It’s not like other companies have survived. There are reasons Express still exists. Through the years they’ve adapted well to their customers and maintained the integrity of the brand while remaining modern.
CelebHomes: You worked with Reunited Clothing Executive Creative Director Hilda Batayneh on this line virtually. Please tell me how you put together the collection.
RZ: It’s interesting. For almost the whole process, I was certainly remote. This was difficult because I am definitely not a hands-off person. This is why I was determined to get involved in every step. The end result was quite amazing. Hilda and her Express team were so easy to work with. Virtual fittings were wonderful.
CelebHomes: Which three words would you use to describe your collection?
RZ: It would be effortless, elegant, and glamourous.
CelebHomes – I love that combination, because I don’t believe people often pair “effortless” and “glamorous together.
RZ: This has been my motto all my life. I have made glamour easy. Many people associate glamour with diamonds and ball gowns. But that is not the only way it can be. With tan pants, flats, or gold hoop earrings, you can make glamour easy. It is an attitude.