Styling Petra, Scolding Thomas
Brad dishes on Petra Nemcova's beautiful personality and Thomas's sleeping-in nightmare.
I was so excited when I got the request to style Petra Nemcova for the Diesel Black Gold Fashion show. She is an extremely beautiful woman who has graced the pages of countless magazines, including Sports Illustrated, and has appeared in many ad campaigns. When she walked into the Diesel store, neither Hannah nor myself were prepared for how striking she is. Petra has a very clear idea of what she likes, which is extremely beneficial to a stylist. I love it when people know what they like and what looks good on them. It makes it easier to hone in on those options that will work, because you ultimately want to have a selection of options to choose from. It’s always best to have to make a decision from a selection of different looks, rather than just settling for one. Luckily we had multiple options for Petra.
New York Vintage is one of my favorite stores in New York City and the owner, Shannon, has become a good friend and source of support. I met her when I was assisting Rachel Zoe and have continued to pull amazing vintage from her for my clients. Lena Dunham wore a 1940s French couture gown to the premiere of GIRLS in New York; Stacy Keibler wore a vintage Alaia to the premiere of Argo. When I saw the vintage Alaia gown on the rack, I knew that Petra needed to wear it, and as you can see in the episode, I was right! It looked sensational on Petra and was perfect for this type of event. When you know, you know!
Watching Hannah with Petra was priceless. I don’t think I have ever seen Hannah freak out so much for someone. Clearly she has good taste in clothes, men (her boyfriend is super cute), and women! I don’t really know what to say about the poo talk thing. All I can say is that I am not very aware of the cameras anymore and try to be as open as possible. We work very closely together for hours and hours and hours and it’s hard to keep some things private, so we talk freely about pretty much everything, sometimes to a fault.