Cast Blog: #MADFASHION

Blood, Sweat, and Glittery Sandpaper

Goth Glam Goodness

Met with a Challenge

Ta-Ta Talk

Our Cups Runneth Over

'Wifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Haute Dog

High Wig, High Tea

On With Her Head!

Victorian Punk'd

Gotta Have a Gimmick

Flower Power

Tulips and Pansies and More Pansies

Fit for a Queen

Sister Act

Jennifer Coolidge is the Best

Crawling Across Broken Glass...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Dina?

Saw

Ready for Takeoff!

Blood, Sweat, and Glittery Sandpaper

Episode 2: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor thinks being able to walk, sit, or eat in a gown is overrated.

Before we dive in, treat yourself to this amazing unseen footage of Chris as the Black Swan. I mean, need I say more?

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Dina didn't really have to explain that she was a fashion fanatic once he saw her closet. Or should we say the east wing. Clearly a woman with this many pairs of stilettos is not afraid to suffer for chic couture, but in hindsight she may have regretted letting Chris know that she'd be willing to endure some pain as long as she stood out from the crowd (of drag queens).

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But Dina wasn't the only lady in need of some Mad Fashion this week. Our very own Alex (well, Pepper to be exact) was selected to be empress of the Night of a Thousand Gowns, and he needed to royalty-worthy headgear to complete his looks. It must be handy to work for the most outrageous designer in New York City when you also just so happen to be a drag queen.

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Dina wasn't exactly pleased. I mean a dress that makes you bleed isn't exactly an easy sell (especially to the diva-licious Dina). So there was a bit of reworking to be done before the big event. Really though, being able to walk or sit or eat is totally overrated. What happened to being willing to suffer?

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In order to truly channel the Jersey spirit before putting the finishing touches on the gown, the team had to re-enact the table flip scene. The first thing to note is that they happened to have appropriate wigs to impersonate each 'Wife, which officially makes Chris March Designs the coolest office on the planet. Second, clearly the resemblance between Matt and Dina is uncanny once he dons that blond wig.

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In the end all the blood, sweat, and tears (and we're talking literal blood and sweat here after working with the glitter fabric of doom) paid off, and Dina nailed the old Hollywood glamor look. She was even able to walk! (Although we have no proof of whether she could sit or eat.) I have to say I thought it would have been hilarious if Alex showed up in the same dress, but I suppose Dina would have been none too pleased about that. Oh well!

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P.S. that Elizabeth Taylor inspired headdress was a-mah-zing. Alex could put any Vegas showgirl to shame. Did anyone else find it reminiscent of Queen Frostine from Candyland? 

'Wifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Episode 8: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor thinks that Ralphie's Wonderdog outfit may have stolen the show.

Before we dive into the episode, I'd like to draw your attention to this unseen moment where the crew discusses the '50s.

I love Izzy and her assetions that she probably would have been "burned at the stake" back in the '50s, but what I don't get is how she doesn't think I Love Lucy is funny. Now that's true blasphemy. Plus Lucy was never content to just be a housewife, she was always scheming with Ethel about how she might work her way into Ricky's show or win money on a game show for the mink stole she wants, etc. That girl was indurstrious!

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This may be the best sketch Chris has done this season. Maria's dress was definitely a showstopper, but come one, how do you compete with a dog dressed as a loaf of bread?!mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-108

This pretty much sums up how we felt about that shopping cart Matt bought from the homeless man as well, Jake. But unlike you, Jake, we did not then have to take it outside and clean it with bleach. Not exactly the most glamorous job. Something tells me if Maria knew where that cart was procured, she might not have been so into pushing it around.

In any event, the most important question remains unanswered -- where does one purchase a shopping cart?

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Yipes! That's the sentiment Maria's look was conveying when she tried on the wig. Everyone always seems so shocked when Izzy whips out an outrageous wig, but what did they expect? It's Chris March's studio! You're not going to walk out with a demure little black dress. Luckily they persuaded her to wear the wig, and thank goodness, because it really brought the outfit to the next level.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-108

I think it's safe to say that Maria and Ralphie were far and away the best dressed duo at the event. I was hoping they'd give her a trophy to place in the cart (probably next to the giant jar of olives). Next week Chris' cup runneth over when his client asks for a cool, cleavage-exposing number.