As you can see, we are obsessed with our dogs. Jasper (the black one) is a miniature schnauzer. He’s the grandpa of the group, and Penelope is our little angel that we found through the organization Dogs without Borders, which rescues dogs from kill shelters and finds foster homes for them until they are adopted. Penelope and I have an intense bond: wherever I am, she is. She sleeps pressed up against me every night. I love them both so much.
I had no idea that starting my business would be so hard. I really hadn’t thought anything out. I just knew that it was time to leave my previous job and go out on my own, because my gut was telling me to. I did not picture myself working out of my garage, that’s for sure. But we do what we have to do, and I thank god that Gary was so understanding. It worked for a while, but trust me, it had its time limit.
At this point, every single job was extremely important to me. Not only financially but also because in order to get work from magazines, other celebrities, and designers, they want to see a portfolio of your work. I had not accumulated enough to really show anything or show my style, so I was super excited when Paper called and asked me to style four models in "Brad Style." I was very much looking forward to being creative and working with men’s clothes. You can really only spend so much time working out, hanging out with the dogs, etc. This is not to say that I was not pitching ideas, trying to get meetings, going to meetings, etc, but people were not really biting. I was working at full speed and showing small results.
Congratulation Brad! Just love your show and most of all you! You are such a breath of fresh air, a bright light and a true shining star! All of those disappointments that come your way just lead you towards tremendous growth. You have what it takes.......Just keep working hard and smart and just pick yourself up when you fall down. You will achieve your goals because you have what it takes. Keep your focus and only follow your positive path. I love you so much and look forward to watching you grow into the true star that you are. Love your style and fun attitude. May be your oldest fan. linda charlotte nc p.s. Children's clothes??? Have you ever given it a thought? You would be tremendous at it!
LOVED the show! You are talented and a hard worker, your passion shows in everything that you do. I am so glad that you're taking the risk to make your dreams happen! Didn't know there was a rift with you and Ms. Zoe, never heard a ripple. Class act for wanting to stand on your own two feet and not ride coattails. She needs to quit sucking a lemon, enjoy her dream and her family. One person cannot dress everyone in Hollywood - plenty of room for ALL! Best of luck to you, love-love-love!
I loved the show soooo much that I am commenting! It is the most entertaining show since Flipping Out, but without the awkward meanness. I am an Interior Designer who is going through the very same process right now of building my own business and it was like you were channeling my every thought and reality of this very exciting and overwhelminging scary experience, complete with garage/workspace and shop dog! I especially loved how you addressed your relationship with Rachel Zoe. It showed grace and the depth of your character. You had every right to leave a position for more growth professionally without fully divulging all of your future plans to her as you exited that position. It is disappointing that she is not supportive and bad mouthing you on her show.... Shame on her. Wishing you the Best from Houston, Texas!
So amazing to see where you are right now! I applaud you for the courage to chase your dream! :) already a huge fan of the show and can't wait for the next episode...I love your little family and gary seems like an awesome partner! God blesd you in everything you do..:)
i saw the fist episode and im hooked! i think u have alot of potential, ur adorable, knowledgable and a great attitude towards your future which is all that you need to succeed in anything! love love love and ur freaken funny!!!!!
will be a viewer from now on! you go Brad!
loved the show. nice to see a show without fighting! good luck and many best wishes. everyone had to start somewhere. you were smart enough to hook up with zoe in a tv show to get exposure. no one likes when someone leaves them. remember never to treat people the way zoe does and they will be loyal to you forever.
Fabulous show. Loved everything...Gary, dogs, your house, pool, styling, yard, fashion, sitting on the sofa eating apples after the red carpet.....everything but especially how kind and fun you are. I hate the fighting, rushing of some shows. Hate to say it but R. Zoe's show is now so rushed, baby, husband, no fashion, tension it can't be watched. Great job.
I am so thrilled for you, and your new show! I'm more excited for me, to be able to watch your show!! I should have known you were Canadian. Your so sweet and polite. I wish you all the best, Brad.
Before i can get too excited for your show i would need more info about the circumstances surrounding your departure from Rachel Zoe. There has been some mention of it on her show and if that version is true then you are kind of a douche. If its not.... please CLAIRIFY.
I'm not really liken on this show.....I tried; it's just not worth turning in again, sorry Brad....sorry Bravo; love so many of your shows though but this is a "miss"....see what the blogs say. I'm anxious to watch what happens here.
Brad, I love you! Seeing your boyfriend, your adorable doggies, and the way you conduct yourself really shows what an awesome person you are! You have talent, that's for sure, but you are also self-depricating and real. Not once have I found myself rolling my eyes like I have done with similar shows. I wish you so much success and happiness. Amy
Funny that you mentioned your smie. I noticed last night how "drop-dead gorgeous" you are when you are caught off guard and smile from your heart! You are so endearing, and so sweet. Love how you call your dog "Pup"! You are precious!!
Congratulations on your show. I always enjoyed watching you on Rachael's show and found you very entertaining. I wish you much success! Don't be discouraged- it takes time to build a business. I am sure you will be very successful. Best Wishes, I'm looking forward to next week.
Love you on RZP but love you even more now. Congrats on your success! I wish you could style me, ha!
I loved your show. I was not a regular viewer of The Rachel Zoe Show, but I will be recording yours. I loved the nice vibe you seem to have in your interactions with others.
Brad! Yay! You're back and you were SO missed! Looking forward to the entire season, and my family having it's night of "Brad TV" back on Bravo!
We love you and want everything good and beneficial to come your way!
Congrats on the show and your upcoming book!
great to see you again. you are still one of my faves. i love your style. can't wait for the weeks to come. see you next week. xx
I tuned in altough I felt like I was betraying Rachel Zoe. Its interesting to hear yyou talk because a lot of what you say about fashion comes straight from Rachel, so I guess you owe her a lot for any of your success that comes your way. I watch again as I havent determined if I like the show or not but it seems to similar to Rachel's show so well see.
Brad I loved your first episode. I was so intrigued by you that i even had a dream about you the same night. You are so down to earth and very funny. I had not really seen any episodes of you on the Rachel Zoe Project, but you are a really charismatic person and i know you will go far. Keep up the good work and i will be watching.
Hated, Brad's new show. He may be able to style himself, but he does not have the talent to style Celebs. He whines about everything and honey there's no crying in real business. Brad, your 15 minutes of fame is up!
BRAD - I just love you so much. I posted on your FB page last night how grateful I am that you are so candid about your struggle to start your business in front of a camera.
I'm sorry that you and Rachel are distant. I think that she's that way...not always happy for others' successes. Still love her show but so glad you have your own.
Don't sweat being a role model. I love you the way you are and you don't have to prove anything. And, that's from a nice Republican girl. Okay?
I would expect Mr. Goreski to show more patience towards his fledgling assistant given the way that he was forced to learn the business the "hard way," as he so politely described how poorly he was treated by Ms. Zoe and Ms. Jacobson during his early years in the business. Having said that, I enjoyed the show immensely: finally, something REAL in reality television! It helps that I am a fashion buff and loved "Fashion Hunters," too. If I were attending the Met Ball, I would certainly employ the talents of Mr. Goreski, Diane Lane be damned!
Congrats on your new show, Brad! Love it so far. What an amazing boyfriend you have - handsome, funny and so supportive. Hope to see alot of him on the show!
Brad, congratulations on your show. I loved every minute of it! You're completely adorable. And As an upcoming stylist in a big city as well I feel your pain! I wish you you the best of luck! Keep your head high. And always be true to yourself.You're fabulous...and if it means anything, When I become famous in the industry I would let you be my stylist any day. It would be an honor to work with you in the future. Good luck! :)
Brad.. First congrats on your new show! Selfishly, I'm so happy you have your own show. I really have missed you & I can barely stand to watch "the other" show after you left. One episode & I'm hooked! Love you! Love your style! Love your fam! Love Love Love.. And not in a creepy way. Haha! OH I know.. Call Jeremy! I'm sure he would make a great assistant! Anywho.. Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see all the great things that come you're way. You deserve it!
What does Rachel Zoe think of you being on Bravo? Do you think she will continue with them? What happened to Taylor? Would you ever hire her?
I think you are great...I think RZ is great...I don't know why people think you have to trash one person to like another. There is definitely enough work in this world for the both of you ;-) Enjoy this time...I am totally watching for the fashion as living in Maui is not the "fashion capitol" so keep it coming...good luck!!! When you come to Maui on vacation...look me up ;-)
So-o-o-o-o-o-o happy and thrilled for you! I love that you are so honest with yourself and us. I'm a fan, and will be watching! Congratulations!
I tried to watch but found the show a yawn and mostly seemed about you dressing yourself! Also to mention Ms Zoe there is NO comparison. I'm sure Brads show will be watched but it won't be by me or anyone I know. Sorry but it was just a Bad Bad Show!
Loved you on Rachael Zoe's show. Not so much on your own. Kinda of boring. I also think it is tacky to discuss Rachael like you did. She won't talk about you, bad or good. Leave it alone, please. Hope the next episode is a little more interesting. Good luck anyway.
I loved the show! It was definitely interesting to get more of an idea of what goes on as you choose the outfits, etc., which I read somewhere that you had said you wanted to convey. I also appreciated the more positive energy that you exude, Brad. You have fun with fashion but you don't have a superifical vibe. It's refreshing.
One other thing--I too am a freelancer. I'm a health writer. I work at home, and when I saw you sitting at the table with Penelope in your lap, her head resting on your arm as you talked on the telephone, I could totally relate. It looks exactly like that at my house too!
Looking forward to the next episode!
OMG I guess I will have to be the only one to say this at this point. I thought it was awful. I really liked you on Rachel Zoe btu I found that this was just too much of you. Yes I knwo its your show but your partner was so much more easier watch and listen to. Very Nice man and love the pups but sorry I just can't take that much of you. More Ensemble cast please so its easier to digest.
I do have to ask how can you possibly put a car in the same garage that you have those expensive pieces of clothing in? When I saw that I thought to myself how in the world does anyone take the risk of you using product on loan when things are housed with a Car that turns on and off in the very same space. Wow....simply unbelieveable.
I am so proud of you Brad! And so sad R. Zoe is not mature enough to be there for you. She can not pretend she is the ONLY stylist in the world and I am shock she feels so threatened by you....I guess her ego got bigger then her heart, it may happens sometimes in this "celebrity world" that you guys live in, but is just a shame that you guys don't talk to each other and I am sure inside she is really proud of you. I wish you all the best and will watch you every step of the way - you deserved!!!!!
I loved loved your show! I went to visit my mother for New Year's and her and I talked about how excited we were to see your show. My husband and I watched the show together, mind you he never watches Bravo shows with me, and he turned to me and said, "I'd like to get some type of button up shirt like Brad is wearing". Can you believe it! Today my daughter and I talked about all the different scenes on her way to school. You are so sweet, your style expertise is truly obvious and I wish you the best of luck on your style journey, one glam look and designer dress at a time.
I have to admit I felt a little guilty for watching your show for the first 5 minutes after that I was like sorry Rachel Zoe We love our Brad ! The show was great and I can hardly wait to watch your success flourish ! Congrats !
Brad sorry but I wasn't feeling the show or you, watched you on Rachel Zoe and liked you but I guess just like others I am not sure what happened between you and Rachel so my loyalty is to her sorry. Wish you the best and you really should clarify on your blog your side of what happened, it would give some of us the oportunity to filter through both sides and come to our own conclusion. You should also fess up that the only reason you are where you are is because of Rachel, honesty is a good policy to follow. Best of luck and still undecided on whether to watch or not.
As a loyal Zoe fan, i wanted to hate the show; however, after ten minutes I was hooked. Love the show and your BF!!! Lookin forward to next week...
CONGRATS !!! I absolutely adored the premiere episode and I'm extremely excited to see what else you have in store for this season. I admire your ambition and your sense of style and you give me hope that one day I can become a successful stylist such as yourself .Your AMAZING ,and your Family is The cutest . I wish you the best and I look forward to seeing way more of youu ..By the way the whole time I was watching it I was like omg ,I wish I could be his Assistant lol ;) Wishing you the Best -RNJ