After all of the stress surrounding the Oscars, we were all so happy that Anne was on pretty much everyone's 'Best Dressed' list. She looked so stunning and going to the Oscars with her was an experience I will never forget. Everything went smoothly ... thank God. But no time to rest, we jumped right into a whole series of new jobs, including Rachel's shoot for Marie Claire. The concept for the shoot was for Rachel to be styled in looks that were under $250, which is a challenge in itself, not to mention that Rachel was the model and she had asked me to come as moral support and to "style" her. I am used to being on set with her to help her relax and make her laugh, however, I have never been called on to style her. When we got to the location and started looking at the clothes, I could tell that she was not going to give up control. So I thought I would make subtle suggestions to try to get her out of the way she typically dresses. She was having none of it! So I decided to join in with The Gay Cheerleading Squad, aka The Glam Squad, in helping her relax.
Rachel says that she hates being the model, but there has to be a part of her that loves it - the hair and make-up, the clothes, the pictures in the magazine. It's all very exciting. But on this particular shoot she was very uncomfortable and the shots were not working. We all decided to rally around her to help her turn the beat around and it worked. The shots looked gorgeous and she was really happy. She did wear one of the looks that I put together, but she also wore the dress I thought looked like "granny's nightie." Ugh!
I think that there is this misconception in the Zoe Camp that I LOVE going to events. I probably go to one event per month and it's usually with Rachel. There is definitely a part of me that really enjoys it, but there is another part that considers it work. I know that Taylor doesn't like going to big events, so I go to them. The particular event you saw in this episode for the Byron and Tracey salon opening was different because both Taylor and I go to Byron for our haircuts and on top of that Rachel was hosting, so the feeling was that we were all going together. Taylor even had a dress altered for it. We spent the majority of the week talking about who was going to be there, where we were going to go after, etc. It was a whole thing. On the night of the event Taylor canceled and I knew it was going to be a whole thing ... and I was right! I understand where Taylor is coming from and get why she doesn't feel the need to go out after work is done, but I never thought she would bail on this event.
Brad- I love love love you!! Rachel is SO lucky to have you as part of her Glam Squad!! I'm totally jealous!
Brad, you are sooo funny and entertaining! I love watching you on the show. Where do you get those black glasses? come on, you looked so handsome without glasses on the Oscar episode... even my husband said so!
Brad: I think you're great and am very glad you're not crying all the time this season. However, PLEASE stop with the OMG all the time. It makes me crazy. It's almost as bad as Taylor not knowing when to use "I" and when to use "me". I truly wish they would stop showing the clip of her saying "It's Brad or I, it's Brad or I". So annoying.
Brad, First off your incredibly adorable, stylish and funny. You truly add so much to the show. All of you are so hysterical and play so well off each others personality. Its such a great show and for anyone that loves fashion its like candy for your eyes!! Bravo to you...you truly have grown so much since last season and its just great to see you doing so well...
All the best, Domenica Parisi
You seem like a nice person w/ lots of talent. Taylor is also probably a nice person on her time off, but (at least on the show) she seems a bit mean to you. Hopefully, for your sake.. she quit, or plans on quitting (I dont know if she did or not because I havn't seen the latest episode.) Hopefully, you'll have better chemistry with the new girl/boy. : )
brad, this is the only way to "email you" and I have a pressing question :D where did you get your glasses? My husband and you really share the same style and he loves your glasses! who makes them ?
Brad, I am so in love with your style! You are just too adorable, not to mention hilarious. I happened to be looking at Mary-Kate & Ashley pictures and who should I see, but you! You guys are too adorable.
Brad, can you talk a little bit about the large cuff you wore in your jeans to the salon party? I am short and hate having to get my jeans hemmed. If I could get away with just wearing a huge cuff like that, I would be ecstatic.
Loved the Dsquared blazer. I think maybe the photographer wasn't good at giving direction at the MC shoot and that's why it wasn't working. Good thing you were there, fashion photography is more than just about being able to snap a picture, but to really be able to direct your subject to get what you need out of them for the shot.
Thanks for being such a great sport at the Standard Grill in NYC on Friday night. You made my friend's birthday as she is a huge fan of the Rachel Zoe show and you, in particular.
Thank you again for being so nice and gracious to complete strangers!
Brad..... u r so amazing! The positive fun energy you give is wonderful. It seems you have turned the negative energy that was always around into a positve one. I am glad you made it through, cause you had to really rough in the beginning. I wish all of you the best
Honey you are so awesome (and incredibly HOT!)..but HOW in the world do you put up with Taylor? I mean, Taylor obviously mimics every little thing having to do with Rachel Zoe...from the way she talks, to the little sayings that she has...yet Taylor BAGS Rachel the most! How can you admire someone so much that you literally duplicate every little thing that they do, yet have so much disrespect for them at the same time?
You DO know that Taylor DOES NOT know everything....and there ARE better, more talented designers....you just do a great job in letting her believe that she's fooling you! You're awesome kid!
Brad - I love your style, but are you serious with that red burberry jacket? That's the first thing I've ever seen on you that I thought was all sorts of wrong. I love you every other day of the week though!