Cast Blog: #BRADWORLD

Family Fun

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

Family Matters

Like a Boss

So Tacky

Toned Down

Of Love and Lasagna

Freedom

Sex Sells

In the 'Details'

Cry on My Shoulder

The Secret to Success

Sartorial Showoff

Ch-Ch-Changes

Family Fun

Gary was glad the family dinner went so well (aside from the blackout cake drama).

I really liked this episode. There was so much going on, and I'm always so interested to see the stuff with Brad that I'm not there for. I think it was really brave of Brad to open himself up so much this week and show himself to be so vulnerable and disclose something so private and painful. I'm sure it wasn't easy for him, and I was very moved watching him talk about his past to Mickey. I found myself feeling so grateful that we are in each other's lives. Can't wait till the book comes out!

And I loved the stuff where my family finally meets Brad's mom and sister. I'm very close with my family and love them very much, so it was really important for me that they have a good experience while filming. We both appreciated that it was a lot to ask of both our families to meet each other after all this time (weird, I know!) on camera. But everyone got the celebratory spirit with which we were approaching this, and it ended up being so much more special that it kind of did make it worth the wait.

I knew my mom and Debby would hit it off and was so glad to see their conversation in my parents' kitchen. We had so much fun and both moms have stayed in touch since that day, which makes me very happy. And I was totally right about the dates of everything discussed on the show and usually always am right about that stuff as I have a great memory.

Aaaand I have no idea what was going through my mother's mind when she said she had never heard of a chocolate blackout cake!!! We used to have them all the time throughout my childhood, it's like a big New York thing. People, please back me up on this and tell me you have heard of a blackout cake! My sister, Maria, DID back my up that day. And I strangely did write a spoof of "Gone with the Wind" for my FIFTH (not second!) grade class, which was so insanely gay that I can't believe that didn't count as my coming out!

I loved all the stuff with our families so much, they were all so amazing agreeing to participate in this show when really, all told, we are a pretty private group. And I'm so happy we did it. Blackout cake and all.

It's been fun for me watching some of the smaller moments with Brad, like talking about slapping bow ties on him as an old man or what the dress code for our party will be. I'd forgotten those conversations had even taken place, and it was nice to revisit them because I feel it shows us as we really usually are (some will like it, some will not, as I'm learning), just kind of joking around with each other and hanging out. It's super easy and Brad's just the best, it's as simple as that.And I was glad to see Lindsay arriving in this episode (she really was that late!), because I just love her.

Thanks so much for watching! I think next week we have a fight. Ugh.

Best,

Gary

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Beth Chose Function Over Fashion

Brad really didn't know which dress Beth Behrs was going to choose until the last minute.

Beth Behrs has been a client of mine since the Tony Awards this past June. We had such a great red carpet moment that night that we have been working together ever since.

I love Beth. She is very open to change, trying new things, and she trusts me 100%. Beth was attending the AmFar event in Los Angeles with the creator of the show she stars in "Two Broke Girls," so we wanted her to be sexy and sophisticated at the same time. At the end of the fitting, I usually know what a client is going to wear, but in this case, we had two very strong Armani options that were very different in feeling, but both appropriate for the occasion.



We had both of them prepared for her, and in the end she chose to wear the black velvet plunging neckline gown. This is a case where function over fashion won! We loved the strapless pearly grey architectural gown, but it was very restricting and would have been hard for her to sit in for the entire event. Some dresses are meant to be worn on the carpet only -- you take pictures and then get in your car and go home! It happens.

In the end she looked gorgeous, chic and sexy. Check!Getting a new house with Gary has been absolutely amazing! We have been talking about moving for about a year now, but I didn’t really ever think we would. First of all because we loved our old house so much, and secondly we couldn’t find a house that we liked enough to move into. Then we found THE ONE! We both knew this was it, and we put in an offer and bought it together. I also never thought I would be a homeowner either. I feel so grown up!


I wasn’t able to be at the move due to the fitting, but let me tell you, I was busy organizing, unpacking, and setting the house up. I cannot wait for you to see it! It's magical!