Tonight a budding brunette stylist became a big shot blond stylist. Bye bye Diabolina, hello Rachel Zoe. Do you die?
Mr. Diabolina had no time to plan his costume this year so he gave me free reign to dress him up. Big mistake. I decided - DUH! - he should be my monkey butler, my very own Brad Goreski. Purrrfect no???
The #1 criteria for this year's costume: ease. I didn't want anything complicated or expensive. Energy is limited lately in the Diabolina household.
I had thought about being Rachel Zoe last year. Would have been more topical since the first season of the show had just aired. But Karl Lagerfeld just felt like the more fabulous fashion icon choice.
This year, I said to heck with fabulous and creative. I realized I had everything I needed in my closet to be a convincing Rachel. Done deal.
Centered the look around the Zoe signature: fur vest.
Then came the wide leg black pants
Big sunnies and bigger purse.
Oodles and oodles of jewelry
Tall YSL platforms
Thought about a beret or pompom hat
But ultimately settled on this hat that I picked up 10 YEARS ago at a Brentwood garage sale for $3.
I've never worn it because - HELLO - it's a lot of look. But it is LITERALLY the one Rachel wears in pictures emblazoned all over her blog and Twitter account. Meant to be!
Mr. D's costume was even easier. It only required 3 things: 1) a natty bow tie (borrowed the one Sable Crow wore when we all met Rachel and Brad last December) 2) thick glasses (bought a pair at aahs! for $7) and 3) a man purse (chose my Stella McCartney bag with the big thick strap that always makes me feel like a man.) The designer shoes, shirt and jacket are all Mr. Diabolina. I've trained him well over the past decade.
Sable Crow was tres impressed. We attended his big AIDS Research Alliance benefit tonight. At a fancy house perched in The Hills. Um, next door to Tyler Perry. Me-OW.
But Sable Crow's costume was really the center of attention tonight. HE MADE IT WITH HIS VERY OWN HANDS!!!!! LOVE couture on Halloween. The concept was a Medici banker in the 16th century, but all the pieces ended up being heavily Tudor and not so Italian. All I know is that talented bitch looked fab and he needs to sew me some dresses.
Other notable costumes - hot topless boys.
Girls and boys next door.
And lesbian power couples Condeleeza and Hilary
And Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson.
I was particularly thrilled because I "styled" Lindsay back in the Zoe-bot hey day. Remember when all those girls were super skinny minnies?
Speaking of, the only negative of channeling Rachel tonight? Not being able to eat a damn thing all night.