Crawling Across Broken Glass...

Chris dishes on his larger-than-life experience with Jennifer Coolidge

…Or getting a phone call Thursday night, shopping Friday, making an outfit on Saturday, packing it up and flying to New Orleans on Sunday, fitting it and sending it off with Jennifer Coolidge by Monday at 2pm. Whew! And I have the scars on my knees to prove it. But I wouldn't have it any other way. My Jennifer Coolidge experience was, in many ways, larger than life... First off, she is (as you might imagine from her off-kilter sense of humor) all over the place communication-wise. One minute she is serious and business like, the next she is hitting on the cameraman and doing a strip-tease. A rollercoaster ride of gigantic proportions. Speaking of gigantic proportions, we got very little in the way of measurements for her, and tried to add up how tall she would be. We figured 5' 9" at the very tallest. When she opened the door at her exquisite mansion in New Orleans, she was like the attack of the 50-foot woman! She is so very tall and imposing in person. I was taken aback. Also, she is amazingly beautiful...with the prettiest eyes, most gorgeous skin, and of course, super sexy legs that start at the floor and end at the ceiling. I was afraid our short cocktail dress would end up looking like a napkin! In our first phone conversation, she told me she wanted anything white, silvery, icy, snowy, and sparkly -- even though she was going to be on the front of the Orpheus Parade float that had a different theme. We had a great time putting together the outfit, with my favorite part being the cocktail dress -- made from $300 a yard rhinestoned fabric from France. We had only one inch of that fabric left over. The collar was made like a Tinker Toy, to be packed in pieces and assembled in New Orleans. The snow queen was ready and packed up and flew to the Big Easy with our crew -- me, Matt, and Christine. One of the reasons we look (and are!) so tired when we are assembling the collar at her house is because the night before a parade was re-routed past our hotel, and we were trapped on the other side of it until almost 2am. Needless to say, we were already exhausted, but that practically put us in our graves. But it was all for Jennifer Coolidge, so we got down on our knees and crawled across the broken glass some more...

Between her hilarious and gracious personality, her incredible spooky-fabulous mansion, the spirit of New Orleans at Mardi Gras, the completion of a truly incredible outfit, and the satisfaction of meeting this overwhelming challenge, we had an experience we will never forget. The moment we saw her on the float was beyond exhilarating, and catching beads thrown to us from Jennifer Coolidge was like catching a piece of the moon. So broken glass is really no big deal.

See you soon,  

Chris

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I think it's mandatory that before you read the recap of this episode you take a moment to watch this video in which Izzy and Alex spout every name for boobs they can come up with.

See, aren't you pumped for an episode about bras now? I had completely forgotten about the word bazongas. People should bring it back into the vernacular.

I also think Alex and Izzy should seriously consider putting together a movie or musical called "Tits in Space". Between Izzy's wigs and Alex's outrageous outfits, I can only imagine how completely over-the-top the costumes would be. Maybe it would be a fashion show, but I just need that to happen.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-109

This week Chris' cups ranneth over as he had to create a bra-tastic ensemble for Jene Luciani, author of The Bra Book. Luckily she was game for some of Chris' Mad Fashion and let him run wild with brasseries. Two hundred brasseries to be exact. Which means four hundred individual cups in need of pink spray paint and bedazzling. Let's just say it was a real handful for Christine and Jake (haha boob jokes!).mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-109

Izzy had a bit of a wig out moment when she became completely frazzled by all the frizz. When Alex couldn't even come up with something good to say about it, she knew it was doomed. The saddest part was that even after she managed to salvage it, the color was completely off and the whole hair piece ended up getting scrapped. Well maybe not so sad for Izzy, who was relieved to see it go. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-109

Wig aside, everything else really came together and Jene loved the dress. Chris really delivered on his promise to make her cleavage look classy. While he may have thought it was a bra-strocity, I thought it was more of a bra-nanza.

P.S. Is it just me or do the cups look like cute, little creatures?Next week Chris faces his biggest challenge yet when he has to design a fabulous gown for Chrissy Teigen to wear to the Met Ball.

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