Cast Blog: #MADFASHION

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...

Blood, Sweat, and Glittery Sandpaper

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Dina?

Saw

Ready for Takeoff!

Goth Glam Goodness

Episode 10: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor thinks there can never be enough leather neck corsets.

I had to draw your attention to our Mad Fashion: Learning to Sew series, in which Izzy proves she's a "Renaissance bitch" by sewing some hair pieces together and Jake makes Chris a very special pillow. Let's just say neither of them should quit their day jobs to become seamstresses. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

Chris' client this week was swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, who needed a breathtaking ballgown for the Met Ball. This was an incredible opportunity for Chris, and he needed to go all out to compete with all the other incredible designers who would be represented at the event. And the dress he had planned was probably one of the most intricate yet (see above if you need convincing).mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

There was a great deal of shopping to be done, but Matt and Jake really got the best assignment -- a trip to the local goth store to pick up a leather neck corset. Because what outfit is complete without a proper leather neck corset.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

Although the outfit neared completion, there was the small matter of the exposed boob. Since Chris was fairly certain Chrissy wouldn't be into rockin' the Lil' Kim look. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

Chrissy and John loved the dress, but they weren't too sure about the leather neck corset. (And yes, I am just trying to use "leather neck corset" as many times as possible in this recap). But with a little adjustment Chris eventually convinced them.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

Well, he convinced them for a few hours anyway. Then Chrissy decided that she just couldn't commit to the leather neck corset (See, I wasn't kidding!) and asked for something new. So with nothing but a hope and a prayer and a whole lot of feathers, Chris came up with something just as spectacular. In the end Chrissy got to strut her stuff with confidence donning some true Mad Fashion for the the Met Ball. Hurrah!

 

'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.