Brad Goreski

Brad discusses the difficulties of starting your own business and his "Diana Ross" look for the red carpet.

on Jan 2, 20120

I knew I would need some help on set since I was not only styling the shoot for Paper magazine but would also be modeling in it. Monica came recommended to me through a few close friends who work at showrooms in LA. I was so excited to have the help and loved her energy and thought she was really sweet. She jumped right in and got down and dirty in the garage and on set. I had been doing everything myself for the previous few months but was relieved to be able to give someone else things to take care of. 

Some of the designers had been very adamant that they needed some of the looks they sent for the shoot back in New York the next day for other shoots. I gave them my word that they would be there. It was almost 5 pm and the models stayed in the same outfit for the entire shoot, so there was no need to keep everything out. I was actually taught to load up and get out quickly from Taylor. She was always so obsessed with packing up fast, and it has become part of the process for me just from years of having to do it. I was very surprised at the end of the shoot when nothing had been packed up and the Fedex packages were still not done. They didn’t make it out that night and missed the other shoots they were supposed to be on. Ultimately, it is my responsibility as the stylist. I think Monica is great, but she was not the right fit for me. I had to accept this as part of the process of trying people out and so the search continued…

71 comments
lachase
lachase

The finale said "in memory of Jasper". What happened????

Emina
Emina

I am ieserntted in seeing your new haircut ~ send pictures. I am imagining that you now have a FLAT TOP! Enjoyed reading your post. Amazing stuff!

jmunchie
jmunchie

Hi Brad- What kind of dog is Jasper? Both your little dogs are adorable! I'd like a little Jasper of my own!

Its Liam
Its Liam

Hi Brad! Just wanted to say that I'm so proud of you and the show! You are always fashion-fabulous and a delight to watch on camera. I wish u the best of luck. Not to bad-mouth anyone, but just the first episode of your show alone last week was better than the Rachel Zoe Project entire season last season, no joke. Rachel Zoe Project is NOT the same without you. But I wish her well all the same. Looking forward to watching EVERY episode of your show this season. P.S. Middle-Fingers to the haters!lol

Patty B
Patty B

Love, love your show. I enjoy staying up late and watching after my husband goes to bed. I wish I was young again to let you style me. lol I'm 62 next month but enjoy watching you dress everyone. You so talented.

Much success to you and adore your partner.

Best...

mmcooks
mmcooks

I was surprised I liked it. Brad's pretty funny with a rockin' sense of style.

SC Mom of 2
SC Mom of 2

LOVED your show, Brad, and am so happy for you. Wish folks would quit harping on the RZ thing. It is only natural to gain experience somewhere and try to make it on one's own. Hellooooooooooo...it's called The American Dream???

Anyway, thought you were hysterical. I also loved Gary but the comments about your award not being real seemed a little mean spirited. Could be totally wrong but that's how I took it.

Keep your head held high! 2012 is your time to shine!!!

livininin
livininin

Brad, you really make me smile. Your comment about being under more dresses than Tommy Lee and not feeling a twinge was hilarious!

You seem like a genuinely caring, kind person and that is so refreshing in the reality TV world. Please stay that way - don't let the world you're in change you! I'm enjoying watching you without your former cohorts, who I found positively TEDIOUS!

To those who aren't enjoying the show, give it time for heaven's sake! Seems like these people just want to find something wrong.

KellyNelly
KellyNelly

If you are taking the high road as you say, hopefully you apologized to Rachel for misrepresenting your reasons for leaving and for surreptitiously stealing a client. I'm guessing at the time of your departure Rachel was hurt because she probably considered you a trusted friend, not just employee. Although she has so many positives going on in her life with her baby and clothing line, she has likely long since moved on. Realistically, no one can fault a person for wanting to spread their wings and fly but it's the way they go about it and their integrity that matters.

Good luck with your show but to be honest I think the storyline might get old rather quickly.

HELOISE
HELOISE

Congrads on your new show!!! I look forward to watching you. I'm glad you struck out on your own. I am not a fan of RZ's. I will stay tune. You are a great soul.

Bel Ren
Bel Ren

Congrats on the show! It's really good. Don't worry about Diane Lane bailing on you. She's yesterday's news anyway. Keri Hillson is way coole, and better for business. You and Emily Vancamp are both from Port Perry. You should style her since her TV show (Revenge) is super hot now. Best of luck! I'll be watching.

Caco
Caco

Brad, I think you are so sweet and a fighter, you do not let people get you down. I am in a same way, even when our careers are completely different. I am a scientist with a 8 year old daughter, trying to make the best of my career doing a postdoc in Harvard. Even though I am pretty, I suffer of PCOS so I am over weight. I will love to see the sensitive part of you and it would be great if you could help people like me feel pretty and worth of looking amazing. You are just amazing ...and your sense of fashion and style is incredible. I wish you all the best of this world.

Thank you.

carol lynn
carol lynn

Love your show, Brad! You're the best... classy, integrity, and so cute. Hang in there with your new business. Gary is so cynical to you, and so condescending. How many times does he roll his eyes at you? I hope he's more supportive of you in the "real" Brad Brad world. Can't wait to see who you dress next. If I were a celeb, I'd have you dress me every day.

Laura O
Laura O

Love you! So much better than Rachel. You are so fresh and original!

KrisPKritter
KrisPKritter

I didn't expect too much, thinking Brad was a hanger on of Rachel Zoe (though I'm not particularly a RZ fan), but thus far I am loving the show... Brad... Gary... and doggies! I was wrong to think you were just taking advantage of an opportunity. You ROCK!! And you and your fam crack me up!!

SRQ Sweetheart
SRQ Sweetheart

Hey Brad!...can't get me enough of It's a Brad Brad World...watching it again on Bravo right now...about the 10th time! Let's go to fashion week together this February!...and then let's shop together for the following week in NYC! See you in the Big Apple! xo

cactusrose
cactusrose

I can like your show and also Rachel Zoes without bad mouthing either one of you. I think the viewers really get weary hearing everyone put others down. I don't think Rachel treated you badly though as there were lot's of perks as well as hard work and face it you got a lot of OTJT that will make your business venture easier. Good Luck and I personally hope you and Rachel make up and you get to see her precious son and the two of you could do another project together. I say that because you both had a chemistry together and I think she misses you and was hurt.

Wwjbd?
Wwjbd?

I am so happy for you, congrats! I hope you're able to tune out the haters, apparently they are comfortable work under someone the rest of their lives. You and Gary, the dogs too- no wonder you're back on the bravo scene, you guys are adorable! Can't wait to see how this season plays out for you! Be strong!

Hines057
Hines057

Brad. I watched the first show.. Talk about all about me meaning you. It was. Jury is out whether or not I like it. My husband said mist that the guy that cried all the time on Rachel Zoe? I said yes and I hope he does nit cry on this one...low and behold you Re crying in the previews for next weeks show. !!! One last thing. Whether or not you would be be where you are or not remains to be seen. You owe Rachel Zoe alot. Your exposure on her show escalated you to a different level. Think about that

HiddenTreazurez
HiddenTreazurez

Brad, I just have to say THANK YOU! I watched your show for the first time, and might I say "BRAVO" really! I am a mother of six, and after years in the retail industry decided to make it on my own with a website. I watched your show and saw the struggle and the disappointment and honestly saw myself. You did not care what people thought of you and most importantly you did not give up. So I am now a life-long fan. I share the same fashion and flare that you do and can't wait to see what you do next. Till next week, sending Much Luv!

Rian Johnson
Rian Johnson

First off let me Start Off by Saying CONGRATULATIONS on your premiere episode you are absolutely fabulous I admire your ambition & passion for what you do. You give me hope that one day through hard work and determination I can become a great stylist such as yourself . I'm looking forward to seeing the full season I know it's going to be GREAT Because in my eyes you are truly amazing at what you do. The whole time while watching your show was like omg, I wish I could be his assistant ;).. By the way your Family is the cutest!! Wishing you the Best in all that You do, RNJ

RNJ
RNJ

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

Kentucky Girl
Kentucky Girl

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...

straightmom
straightmom

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.

jenji
jenji

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 !

Aunt La La
Aunt La La

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.

Bonequinha
Bonequinha

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!!!!!

Mojosme
Mojosme

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.

Pamela Tanton
Pamela Tanton

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!

Lois Viewer
Lois Viewer

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.

Toniae
Toniae

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!

Viewer in NC
Viewer in NC

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!

MauiViewer
MauiViewer

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 ;-)

Lilybug
Lilybug

I wish I had a stylist!

milford
milford

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?

-future life long watcher
-future life long watcher

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!

-hugs

Kiah Dickens
Kiah Dickens

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! :)

Rachel Joyce
Rachel Joyce

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!

Catdoc
Catdoc

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!

Anne K.
Anne K.

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?

Congratulations! Mwah!

MsTowandaToYou
MsTowandaToYou

Brad, you are adorable! Gary, too. Best of luck to you. I'll be a faithful viewer.

Terriwoods
Terriwoods

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!

Sandra Lopez
Sandra Lopez

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.

MN House Wife
MN House Wife

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.

jpw
jpw

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

sandrine120
sandrine120

love the new show brad! look forward to seeing more.

Kellyjo
Kellyjo

Brad, loved your show. I wish you much success, you deserve it.

Kellyjo
Kellyjo

Brad, I loved your show! I wish you much success, you deserve it.

Moonpoppy
Moonpoppy

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!