Low and Slow

Episode 7: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor breaks down Brad's best pearls of wisdom.

We've reached the penultimate episode of the season, and it seems like everything is coming together for Brad! OK, maybe not the dog training. And the anniversary party. But career-wise, things have really taken off between Brad's new office space, styling Shay Mitchell, and seeing the Details and InStyle pages in their final form. Woo-hoo! Let's see what wisdom we can glean from another visit to Brad World.

Low and Slow

There was a lot to learn about dog training from Caryl's visit. The key to teaching Brad and Gary's pup, Penelope, is to reward her for silence with a treat and some "low and slow" praise. Unfortunately for both Brad and Gary the low and slow part proved to be quite a challenge. On the plus side, watching them try to do it was completely adorable.

Frankly though the most obvious lesson was that Brad and Gary are terrible disciplinarians when it comes to Penelope. Brad is obsessed with her to the point that he enjoys her squeaky yawn that sounds like a haunted house door and spoons her to sleep each night. Gary enjoys breakfast each morning with Penelope on his lap. I think it's safe to say that any attempt to discipline their beloved Penelope will soon be left by the wayside.

Everything's Coming Up Rose

When times get tough, just down a bottle of rose. That's what Steven the party planner learned this week (and I happen to think that's a wonderful approach). This is evidently the gay man's version of grabbing a beer, but really any alcoholic beverage of your choice will probably do.

However there were tons of other little lessons packed into this scene.

1. Good food is the key to a successful party.
2. Chicken thigh has the most flavor of any part of the chicken.
3. Do not serve Gary chicken thigh. Chicken breast only.

Giving Good Face

Practicing your look of surprise for a big reveal is imperative. Not practicing may lead to you making a face that, as Gary put it, looks like "you're about to give someone a crazy blow job." So at the very least, should you not have time to practice, be sure to keep the mouth closed or covered during any sort of big surprise. Luckily for Brad he was then ready to see his Details spread after some training with Gary.

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!