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I was not prepared for how bad Lindsay's driving actually was. There's a big difference between being rusty behind the wheel and being a danger to society. Nothing could have prepared me for that first day out driving. Hilarious as it was, there were definitely moments where I thought we were going to get into an accident. The thing that I thought was most funny was that she kept trying to act as if she didn't think there was anything wrong with her driving and by doing so maybe I would begin to think that I was overreacting. A reverse psychology of sorts. No such luck. As soon as I could hop behind the wheel I did. Yikes. I do have to say her driving is 1,000 times better. I have driven with her many times since, and she is a very safe driver. Nice job, Linds.
My first order of business for Lindsay was to find office spaces for me to look at. It was time to move out of the garage and start acting as if I was running a business. I believed that if I had all of the pieces in place (an assistant, an office space) that the business would begin to flood in. It was a big risk. I now had an employee to pay every two weeks and rent to pay. I also thought that the added responsibility would push me harder to make things happen for myself, make me more aggressive, and in many ways it did. I wasn't really feeling the first few spaces Lindsay had set up to show me. They were either too expensive or needed work or smelled like pot. So I asked her to set up another round of viewings and she nailed it. I loved the space she found in that Hollywood high-rise. The space is exactly what I had imagined -- lots of windows, good storage space, a doorman, security, and stylist friendly atmosphere.
Gary and I rarely fight. It's not really our thing. I was surprised when he got so upset about having our 10-year anniversary party at our house. When we fight we don't scream at each other. We get bitchy like girlfriends. He usually says that the "tone" I used has upset him, and then I apologize and we move on. I knew that planning this 10-year party was going to be a lot of work, and I did not want to start off fighting about it. And of course I love him and it's never a good feeling to know that you have done something to upset your loved one. As you can see in the episode, we both let go of it and moved on and laughed, which is what we usually do. I feel bad for yelling at Penelope. It's not something I ever do, but she was jumping at my face and wanting attention while I was trying to sort the fight out with Gary. She is my little angel, and I love her to bits. Watching the episode back, I felt awful.
Fashion folk or kinfolk . . . in the south when we BBQ we lay out a spread and we EAT. Yep, you get messy but it comes with the territory. "Come and Get It!"
Hey Brad, I love your show - DVR it every week so I don't miss it. Never in my life have I ever cared about "fashion" but these days here lately it's like the light bulb has been switched on and I'm trying to learn all that I can. One reason I like your show is because you explain how the industry works. AND, I love the tips you give. Wish I knew that you were going to be in Alabama, since that is where I live. Florence is a real different town - as much as the state is. I can sure use all the fashion tips I can get so I'll be watching! Congrat on your new show!
HAHAHAHAH BRAD....Feel a bit like "EVE" in "All about Eve" ????? "EVE, EVE, EVE...hahahaha....I only hope that you get a heapin' helpin' of the same treatment you played on "Margo".....GO TEAM ZOE!!!!!
Thanks for showing Alabama in a positive light........ Had friends at one of the Parties you attended.... they thought you were aweseome@
I think you're adorable and obviously quite talented seeing as your career is enviable. However, it was a little disarming to hear you speaking to Lindsay about not eating at fashion events. I wonder, is that something you learned at Vogue or with Zoe? Perhaps those little insider "tips" should be kept off camera. Not only did it seem a tad impolite, but that kind of thing can influence some of your viewers to stop eating. But, more than that, that kind of outward attitude can reflect badly toward you and the career you've worked so hard for.
After all, we never hear Rachel saying a word about food, do we? One more thing, didn't you proclaim not to have stolen Demi Moore?
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You don't have to be a good driver to be a fabulous assistant! So there! I'm on Team Lindsay! If I looked like she does in a bikini, I would be voguing too.
Instead of having to hear how bad Lindseys driving was for 10minutes....why didn't you just drive? Glad there was no crying this episode. You look so cute without those big glasses.
Hey Brad, Happy to see you making a go of it on your own. I have made an observation about you and that is you sound just like Rachel in the way you speak. Your expressions and even the tone of your voice sounds like her. All you have to do is start saying "babe" more and you will sound exactly alike. My question is did she rub off on you or did you rub off on her? I think it would be great if you totes redefine yourself speech and all. You are a unique person and you deserve to be recognized for your unique talents and abilities. Have your own unique Brad speak.
Hi Brad: Love your show and hope you don't start calling everyone Babe and say this "purse, this jacket, this whatever is everything" like Rachel does. Everything would be so much more important if say, your child was in remission, your spouse survived a crash, etc. Saying "everything' about a handbag or some other piece of clothing is so shallow...and annoying. Good luck to you and Gary.
Brad believes himself to have the talent of Rachel Zoe - how crazy is this guy - how he ever got a show is not yet known - he is so boring and that voice and tone of his is like caulk on a old musty blackboard. This show is weak and needs to die a dirty death.
R Zoe is likely glad to be rid of this viper boy - and he is too old to be dressing and acting like he does. Grow up. We already have a Pee Wee Herman - and do not need another one.
I already find Lindsay ditzy and unprofessional. I assume you want to be viewed as a professional and I don't think she is going to help you in that regard. Time will tell. Anyway, love you and Gary and the show.
Brad, I just love you and your show. I find you so refreshing and funny.....you just crack me up. Especially when you and Lindsey were in the General Store in Alabama. I hated it when you were not on Rachel Zoe Project anymore because it was YOU who made the show fun and interesting.. Something better came of it because you now have your own show...one hour of YOU and fashion. Yeah. Love you Brad....keep up the good work.
You would be a better boss if you were clear about your expectations. Lindsay is a great assistant, but would be even better if you would clearly define your expectations and stop making her guess. The fashion world is new to her, but you gave her no guidance on the impromptu camera shoot. That wasn't fair to her. It's not her job to read your mind......be fair about it.
I have to say I was a little confused when comercials ran for your show. Bravo already has Rachel's show, so I wanted to see how would your show differ. Turns out, it doesn't. It's just a little less fashionable and A-list... Also, when you admitted working with Demi Moore, I was so disgusted. You worked for Rachel, learned everything from her, then turned around and stole all her contacts and some clients. Really classy... I have now officially stopped watching your show, but I wish you all the best.
Brad... love the show! I just want to tell you that watching you has been a blast! You are imaginative... sensitive... creative... and very talented. Don't listen to the haters or the envious... you have what it takes to make it in this industry. All that said, your most endearing quality on the show is you creative sense of fun and your bravery in sharing your emotions... the mark of a real artist!
You are a great role model for young gay creatives, who are trying to find their way in a world that tells them that they are wrong for feeling and being different.
Some will try to belittle and minimize what you have chosen to share... don't let them... keep being you!
Shine on Brad...
I love the fact that your such a strong person. Your style is unique and keep up the good word. Im watching your show right now at 5 am, I never miss it:)
Love, love, love you Brad! Keep up the good work and don't let the "big guns" get the best of you! Stay strong and you will succeed! I hope your older doggie is doing ok?! He looks like he's a little sick ... so hard to watch our pets get old. You are the best! Good luck to you!