Fit for a Queen

Episode 4:'s Assistant Editor loves how quickly Vanessa's attitude turned around when they whipped out the tiara.


This week the Simmons sisters were on the scene, and they brought their little friend along with them. No, not Diggy (Run's House reference!), but Barbie. Angela and Vanessa have their own "So in Style" Barbie line, and they both need Barbie-inspired dresses. Who better to doll them up than Chris March?

The dresses were divvied up between Alex, who took on Vanessa's classic diva dream dress, and Christine, who jumped at the chance to craft Angela's "psychedelic party girl" gown. While Christine was inordinately tickled about sewing what looked like approximately five hundred petticoats for Angela's skirt, the look of pure joy on her face as she tried on all the potential tiaras for Vanessa easily trumped that. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-104

Much like Chris I was a little, um, perplexed as to what Matt was thinking when he delivered this design for the giant sneaker purses. A rather suggestive silhouette, no?Barbie really struck a chord with Izzy, who got, dare we say, a little too into playing with the Barbies. When you're steam straightening her hair and using her tiny little doll hands to help you brush an actual wig, it might be time to put down the Barbie. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-104

As one might expect, there was definitely a little jealousy on both sides. First Vanessa was bummed that Angela's dress was so colorful compared to her classy little black dress. But she quickly changed her tune once she realized she got to wear an awesome tiara. And once Angela saw said tiara, let's just say her dress changed from pink to green real fast.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-104

I loved the wigs, since they added a real Barbie doll flair to the looks, but alas, the girls weren't feeling them (especially Angela). mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-104

In the end, the Simmons sisters made a splash with their opposite-end-of-the-spectrum dresses. I wonder which one Rev Run preferred?

Ta-Ta Talk

Episode 9:'s Assistant Editor thinks Izzy and Alex need to make a boob-themed musical.

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.