Cast Blog: #BRADWORLD

Family Matters

Brad Takes Dubai!

Sheer Terror with Coco Rocha

Beth Chose Function Over Fashion

Mandy's Big Surprise

Rashida's Geek Chic Style

Styling Petra, Scolding Thomas

The Monique Lhuillier Meltdown

A Nice Day for a Not Wedding

This is Love!

Perfect Ten

Low and Slow

A Real Gem

Giggle Fest

Abs Fab

A Gay Fellini Film

Why So Serious?

The More Male Models the Merrier

Watch Your Language

Like a Boss

So Tacky

Toned Down

Of Love and Lasagna

Freedom

Family Fun

Sex Sells

In the 'Details'

Cry on My Shoulder

The Secret to Success

Sartorial Showoff

Ch-Ch-Changes

Family Matters

Brad goes deep about the fight with his father.

I love my dad. There is no doubt about that. He is a wonderful man and a good person. Like many father/son relationships, we have our struggles, our misunderstandings, and our miscommunications. We are very different people, but also very similar at the same time. My dad is outdoorsy, a very skilled carpenter (he built two of the houses I grew up in and the one he currently lives in), and has a great sense of humor. I do not want to get into too many details, because I think everything is really talked about within the episode. 

When my dad canceled his trip to visit me in LA, I was really upset because I knew we needed to talk in person about the things that were going on with us and I wanted to get them cleared up so we could move past them. If you are going through something with one of your parents, you know that there is this feeling inside you constantly that something is wrong. Even if you want to pretend that it doesn’t matter to you or you don’t care, the truth of the matter is that you do, because they are your parents and you love them. It’s not a good feeling, so I thought this would be our opportunity to clear the air. Unfortunately that did not happen. 

When I was 11 years old, my grandfather (my mom’s dad) died unexpectedly from a heart attack. From that day on I said, “I love you,” to both of my parents before I went to bed, because I had this fear that if anything happened to them in the night at least the last thing I said to them would be, “I love you.” After my dad and I fought on the phone, I felt horrible. I remembered that feeling I had as a kid and thought, “What if something happens to my father and the last conversation we had was a fight.” My worst fear became a reality when my sister called to tell me that he had a serious accident. He fortunately made a quick recovery, quite miraculously. My dad and I are now speaking and working through everything. I do regret having that fight with him on the phone. I wish it never happened, but in these instances you have to look at what you gain from the situation and not what you have lost. I feel like it opened the door for my father and me to be honest with each other about how we were feeling about our relationship. 

Planning our 10-year anniversary party was turning out to be quite an interesting experience. From fighting about the party being in our home to Gary revealing that lentil soup was one of the foods he wanted to have at the party, I was starting to wonder how on earth this was going to turn out to be anything that either of us wanted. I do have to say I was highly entertained at the meeting with our party planner, Steven. The stuff that Gary was coming up with was outrageous. I felt like he was very sure of what he didn’t want the party to be, but what he wanted it to be I couldn’t actually say. There was definitely more to be revealed.

Looking forward to next week…we got to the men’s shows in MILAN!

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Brad

Sheer Terror with Coco Rocha

Brad dishes on his minor panic attack during Coco's fitting.

Let me start off by saying I love my new house so much! We have now been living in it for almost six months, and every day I pinch myself to see if it is real. I have been busy decorating with the help of our friend and interior designer, Sal Messina. The house is really starting to take shape and we are so happy here! Penelope especially!



I have been a big fan of Coco Rocha’s for many, many years. I have seen her walk in runway shows, pose like no other in photo shoots, and naturally follow her every move on Twitter and Instagram. When I got the call the she needed some help selecting her look for the premiere of her TV show The Face, I pretty much jumped up and down. I wanted her to have THE best choices to choose from, and I kid you not, when we were pulling we couldn't believe how many things were sheer, but we thought that would be right up Coco's alley. Boy was I wrong! I usually have a good gauge for what people are going to love, so when she said she didn't wear anything sheer, I almost passed out. One thing I have learned in this industry is that you cannot be part of the problem, you have to be part of the solution. So I presented all of the options that I thought were the strongest and went from there. We ended up finding options not only for her premiere, but also for press appearances.She stunned on the night of the premiere! It was a really amazing red carpet moment! Not to mention I have been doing A, E, I, O, U since we filmed in November, and it has changed my life! It was an absolute honor working with Coco. I adore her!


As if that wasn't enough excitement for this gay Canadian boy, I got a call from Noot Seear who is also Canadian, also a top model, and also an actress. She has launched an amazing line of headphones called FRENDS! They are fashion meeting function at its finest! She wanted the shoot to look high fashion, but also look like her, so it was a fine balance to match all of those things together. I wanted to show different styles to reflect the different types of women who would be wearing the headphones, so we had the bohemian girl, the indie girl, glamour girl, rocker girl, and girlie girl. It’s so fun to work with new clients and see their reaction to what you have pulled for them and want to see them in. Noot was so incredibly happy with the job we did, and the shots turned out AMAZING! It was a pleasure working with her and I wish her tons of success with her headphones!So much Canadian love! Can you handle it?

On next week’s episode of Brad World, we go to Dubai! It's NEXT LEVEL!

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