Beyond reality TV: Getting to know the real Joe Zee
Now that you’ve seen episode one (or see the rebroadcast schedule if you missed it) of what proves to be a very ‘real’ season of All on the Line with Joe Zee (don’t be sad, there are happy endings ahead!), get to know the fashion guru himself, the man behind the big fancy Elle Magazine desk. Joe Zee dishes on his “naughty” childhood and how he survived his days as a starving college student to “work his way into fashion’s pantheon.”
Here’s what Luaine Lee had to say about Joe Zee in “Fashion Guru Joe Zee learned almost everything on the job.”
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Think you’re too opinionated? That may not be a bad thing. In fact, for fashion guru Joe Zee it led to success in the high-powered, fiercely competitive field of fashion design. Zee is the creative director for Elle Magazine and the host of Sundance Channel’s “All on the Line.”
“As a kid I was studious and always opinionated,” he says in the busy lounge of a hotel here. “I was probably naughty. I remember when I was 6 I had to have the newest bag from the Disney store and I threw a tantrum until my grandmother bought it. I got home and carried that bag everywhere. I put on sunglasses. I remember walking around my house with sunglasses on, carrying a new Disney bag, and telling my mother, my grandmother, my sister that whatever they were wearing was not grand enough, and telling them they had to change and should wear this or that,” he laughs…(read more)
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