Styling Petra, Scolding Thomas

Brad Takes Dubai!

Sheer Terror with Coco Rocha

Beth Chose Function Over Fashion

Mandy's Big Surprise

Rashida's Geek Chic Style

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


Family Fun

Sex Sells

In the 'Details'

Cry on My Shoulder

The Secret to Success

Sartorial Showoff


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.

The thing that I found most incredible about Petra is that she is just as beautiful on the inside.  She is so warm and sweet and lovely.  She divides her time equally between work and her philanthropic endeavors, mainly her charity, The Happy Hearts Fund, which is a non-profit that rebuilds schools and restores hope in the lives of children after natural disasters.  It was an honor to get to work with her! You can only imagine how happy I was when she called to have me fit her again for the Fashion Cares Gala in Toronto, Ontario (my hometown!).

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.
It’s very rare that I get really upset about something my assistants have done.  Let’s not forget that I made some pretty big mistakes when I was an assistant and was given second chances. I would be a horrible person if I weren’t fair when mistakes are made, however, some mistakes are bigger than others.  I was on my way to the Tory Burch show when I got the text from my client saying that they were 45 minutes away from leaving their hotel and they still didn’t have their outfit for the fashion show they were attending.  I called and texted Thomas and there was no answer.  I called Hannah and she was just about to leave the hotel.  I told her what was going on and she told me that Thomas had everything and should be on the way.  I thought about it and said, “Go to his room and knock on the door.  He’s still asleep,” and he was.  Hannah rushed down to the client’s hotel and she got her her look in time.
I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed.  Apology accepted.  End of story.  There is work to be done.  We moved onward and upward… and no one has slept through their alarm since. 

Sheer Terror with Coco Rocha

Brad dishes on his minor panic attack during Coco's fitting.

Let me start off by saying I love my new house so much! We have now been living in it for almost six months, and every day I pinch myself to see if it is real. I have been busy decorating with the help of our friend and interior designer, Sal Messina. The house is really starting to take shape and we are so happy here! Penelope especially!

I have been a big fan of Coco Rocha’s for many, many years. I have seen her walk in runway shows, pose like no other in photo shoots, and naturally follow her every move on Twitter and Instagram. When I got the call the she needed some help selecting her look for the premiere of her TV show The Face, I pretty much jumped up and down. I wanted her to have THE best choices to choose from, and I kid you not, when we were pulling we couldn't believe how many things were sheer, but we thought that would be right up Coco's alley. Boy was I wrong! I usually have a good gauge for what people are going to love, so when she said she didn't wear anything sheer, I almost passed out. One thing I have learned in this industry is that you cannot be part of the problem, you have to be part of the solution. So I presented all of the options that I thought were the strongest and went from there. We ended up finding options not only for her premiere, but also for press appearances.She stunned on the night of the premiere! It was a really amazing red carpet moment! Not to mention I have been doing A, E, I, O, U since we filmed in November, and it has changed my life! It was an absolute honor working with Coco. I adore her!

As if that wasn't enough excitement for this gay Canadian boy, I got a call from Noot Seear who is also Canadian, also a top model, and also an actress. She has launched an amazing line of headphones called FRENDS! They are fashion meeting function at its finest! She wanted the shoot to look high fashion, but also look like her, so it was a fine balance to match all of those things together. I wanted to show different styles to reflect the different types of women who would be wearing the headphones, so we had the bohemian girl, the indie girl, glamour girl, rocker girl, and girlie girl. It’s so fun to work with new clients and see their reaction to what you have pulled for them and want to see them in. Noot was so incredibly happy with the job we did, and the shots turned out AMAZING! It was a pleasure working with her and I wish her tons of success with her headphones!So much Canadian love! Can you handle it?

On next week’s episode of Brad World, we go to Dubai! It's NEXT LEVEL!