Stefan Campbell

Stefan Campbell shares his coastal biases, and his ultimate Bravo moment.

on Dec 15, 20100

Nami, and the New Jersey ladies had problems from the very beginning (Teresa pointing to David's dress and laughingly stating "that looks like throw up" was cringe- inspiring). Though Eduardo makes amazing "notice me" cocktail dresses, and Calvin, who has made gowns for a few challenges (remember the "yellow" Iman gown), their styles aren't necessarily what I would call genteel. And these Housewives are sharp and to the point with their opinions. Southern Belles they are not, but warm and caring they are. I felt for Caroline, because the initial dragon-meets-Peter Pan gown that David made for her was a fashion problem!

Eduardo did create an almost perfect dress for the stunning Dina (Andy Cohen was on set and playfully tell her she looked like her beloved hairless cat Mr. Wiggles!)

I was worried for the designers this week because the guest judge Susan Fales-Hill is so knowledgeable about the culture surrounding haute-couture and "dressing" to best suit the moment. Plus Isaac adores the housewives and wants them to all have an incredible experience. It was going to be tough. 

7 comments
bora18
bora18

Does anyone know who the string trio that played for the OC housewives walk down the runway is?

maureen leibovitz
maureen leibovitz

Stafen your fabulous!! Who ever produced the N.J. housewives wow. What a show.

food novice
food novice

They applauded for Jersey because the show was LEAGUES better than the OC show. Forget the ladies or the clothes, the direction for the Jersey show was great.

jamie chris
jamie chris

It’s great to see Bravo back in the Fashion TV game. I love this show. Isaac is hilarious and Iman is beyond! The Housewives, Iman and Isaac on one show!?! Andy Cohen (or whoevers responsible unbelievable combination of Bravo fashion) is genius. I love Stefan’s insight and behind the scenes take on things. I was a big fan of Papers “Stefan Campbell Presents” blog. Keep blogging Mr. Campbell.

Shana Sowa
Shana Sowa

Wow, what a turn of events on the show!! I just knew the House of Emerald had this in the bag originally, but when it came down to the Runway, Nami did it again. I was so in awe with Eduardo's dress that I was ready to grab it through the TV Screen! And can you say MIRACLE, because that's what David's dress was, to go from Peter Pan to perfect in a few hours was clearly a show of Team Work and dedication. I was a bit dissapointed in Caesars dress, I love him as a designer, but he got lost in this creation. The dress was not figure flattering at all and I don't understand how that could happen with a bustier. In the end, I think the right person went "out of fashion". Golnessa has struggled although she was beginning to show more confidence, so we will see if next week the House of Emerald will step back up to the plate and knock it out of the park!!

RL414
RL414

Stefan, thanks for blogging. I love your behind the scenes 411. Mr. Wiggles is actually named Grandma Wrinkles but I see how you could get that mixed up. The audience clapped for the NJ Houswives cause they are representing for the East Coast! The ladies of NJ keep it real as only residents of the tri-state area can! It's a NY/NJ thing, those West Coast ladies wouldn't understand! lol. I love the OC ladies too.

UES it wasn't
UES it wasn't

God I love what you wrote. The ladies are NOT READY for the UES. The John Singer Sargent comment is perfect, but the housewives wouldn't know subdued elegance and chic if it hit them in the face. What was up with all the skin showing? This was a disturbing comedy of errors, and I felt sad for the designers who had to contend with what passes as chic in NJ and the OC. Not chic in the least.