Flower Power

Episode 5: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor does not recommend throwing brightly colored costumes out the window.

Collaboration was the key this week (whether Chris liked it or not), when Chris had to work with the "Orchid King" Golf Srithamrong. (Which by the way is one bad-ass name, no?) Chris couldn't possibly resist the opportunity to create an obscenely large headpiece, especially for an event like Tulips and Pansies, so of course he jumped at the chance to partner with Golf. However it wasn't exactly the smoothest brainstorming process...mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-105

They did eventually reach a consensus and went with an outfit that would bloom, thus accentuating the ridiculously tall headpiece. While Jake and Christine dressed up the petals, Chris worked on the headpiece, the centerpiece of which was an antique fishing pole. I love that Chris has a collection of random items he keeps in his back pocket to make into fantastic creations at a later date. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-105

So Chris finally finished the outfit and, well, it just didn't look good. At all. So Chris did the only thing he could to save the outfit...mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-105

...He completely scrapped it. I have to say, I really felt badly for the poor pedestrian who was walking by as Matt threw the flower frock out the window. How scary would it be to have a giant bright pink and yellow costume fall on your head?mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-105

Well luckily Chris just happened to have some fabulous floral print fabric lying around for just such an emergency, and he managed to whip up an elegant evening gown worthy of his humongous headpiece. However when he showed up to see what Golf had done with the flowers... We'll just let Chris' face speak for him. With a few more flowers and a lot less butterflies however, they managed to make it work. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-105

Chris' friend certainly put her Vegas showgirl experience to work when she rocked the runway. She gave all her other flowery friends a run for their money.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-105

The team waited eagerly for the results, but alas, they did not take the crown. Robbery!

'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!

OK, OK, enough of my Lucy rant.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-108

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.