High Wig, High Tea

Episode 7: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor thinks all wigs should be large enough to support oversize novelty items.

Before we dive into the fabulous folds of the Marie Antoinette costume, I encourage you take a moment of zen courtesy of Christine's dog, Babydoll Glamourlou. I found this unseen footage of her prancing around Chris' studio to be a sheer delight. I mean she's so small and frisky! And she's wearing a little pink dress! mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-107

This week's challenge -- to create a Marie Antoinette-inspired look for Tracy Stern -- was a lot of fun (if you couldn't already tell from the photo above). Turning around such an elaborate costume in only three days may not be feasible for most, but Chris and his crew were up for the challenge. Chris really put the mad in Mad Fashion as he used pet tents to save time on the construction of the skirt (or the bra, according to Chris).mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-107

For me though it was all about that enormous tea cup on that even more enormous wig. If only all wigs could be this large. How amazing would it be to see Kim Zolciak wearing a blond wig that big? Perhaps with a large novelty box of cigarettes or a microphone affixed to it? But I digress. I was just glad that Tracy was able to carry that tower of hair on her head.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-107

Well this is one way to walk through the park (and in my opinion the best way). Can you imagine being that guy behind Tracy? I would love seeing Marie Antoinette strolling about, that's the sort of thing that makes your day. I'm guessing Tracy knocked it out of the park at her tea party, because really the only person who might be able to top that is Marie Antoinette herself. Next week Matt buys a shopping cart from a homeless man. Just watch.

'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.