Cast Blog: #MADFASHION

Ta-Ta Talk

Goth Glam Goodness

Met with a Challenge

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!

Ta-Ta Talk

Episode 9: Bravotv.com'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.

Haute Dog

Chris explains the difficulties of working with dogs.

I guess it had to happen again eventually -- making an outfit for a dog. In this case, a small dog named Ralphie, whose owner, Maria Sansone, wanted  to steal Best in Show at this year's Paws for Style charity event in NYC. Paws for Style is a pet fashion show for celebs and their pets, and it is usually a night of fun (and eccentric personalities), as even the most sensible people seem to go crazy over their dogs (see: Christine). Don't get me wrong, I have fun too -- it's just that dogs are tough clients, and they usually don't want to wear wacky clothing, unless they have been trained to since puppyhood.

We came up with the ultimate ‘50s housewife look for Maria, as she has a collection of vintage aprons and just loves the fantasy of June Cleaver domestic perfection. I came up with the idea of her "shopping" cart so that Ralphie would not be tempted to run away, and so he could stay close to his mommy. The actual procurement of the cart, however, was more difficult than we thought. Leave it to Matt James not to return empty-handed, even if he had to buy a shopping cart off of a Manhattan "street resident." A creative, if squalid, way to solve a problem. A couple of hours later, with the help of an outraged Jake and a few gallons of bleach – voila -- a perfect shopping cart for $60. Only in New York. Here was my chance to create the ultimate fit and flare dress for a dream housewife, complete with blonde bubble-flip hairdo and ruffled apron. Oh, and don't forget the pearls! 

We went for it, leaving out no detail, including Christine sewing 100 yards of blue trim on to the edge of a pink petticoat for sheer perfection. We dressed Ralphie as a super cute loaf of bread ("Wonder Dog"), and  Maria was thrilled with the result, which was a Mad Men/Mad Fashion collision of vintage meets fabulous! With the wig, she hesitated a little until we redid it to be slightly smaller and more perky...head to toe she looked like a perfectly frosted cake. You could just hear that perky ‘50s music playing in the background.At the event, she and Ralphie stole the show, as no one else even came close to our elaborate and clever fashioning of her look. She was over the moon excited, and got more attention than she could handle! That's my specialty I guess, making an impression that no one will ever forget, and that makes the wearer addicted to attention so they can't wait to do it again. It's such a fabulous feeling, who wouldn't keep coming back for more?

See you soon,
Chris