You Can't Style A Stylist

Brad talks about joining "The Gay Cheerleading Squad" (aka The Glam Squad) for Zoe's photoshoot, and what he thinks of Taylor the bailer.


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.

On the flip side, I loved my outfit for the party - red DSquared blazer and shirt. So hot! So fun! The perfect outfit. I thought it was hilarious when Rachel said she was going to wear a red dress ... matchy matchy, but her outfit became problematic. Rachel had been receiving a lot of bad press about her weight and what she was wearing, so everything she put on had a problem with it: Some showed too much in the front, some showed to much in the back and the more outfits she put on, the more wrong they all seemed, which added stress to the evening and made her super late. The dress she chose turned out to be perfect, but we didn't end up matching so sad.

Having Natalia Vodianova stop by the studio was incredible. She is so beautiful and sweet! I literally thought I was gonna pass out when she gave me a mini modeling lesson - I have since used that pose in many photos. Thanks Natalia!

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When it comes to Skyler's wardrobe, Rachel and I have very different opinions on how he should dress. Or how both of us men should dress for that matter! What can I say -- I think I look pretty irresistible in a tank top and a trucker hat.

Seeing Rachel's face when I brought Sky home with his new clothes was priceless. I know she didn't want to admit it, but he looked so cute in his Grateful Dead t-shirt. I want Sky to look like a tough little boy, how is he going to do that in a cashmere onesie?

I can't believe this season is over already! Over the past five years everyone has been able to see Rachel and I evolve in all aspects of our lives. From business to family, it seems our entire world is miles away from where we started. This past season in particular felt very different from the rest. Having a baby has really changed Rachel and I, both separately as well as a couple. Everything has so much more purpose now, more meaning. Even in business, the stakes are raised because we now have someone else depending on us. In addition to all of our work "kids." It’s been such a great ride, I can't wait for everyone to see all of the amazing things Team Zoe has in store!

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