The Style File

Ariana shares the four major lessons she learned from Tim and Gretta.

Nov 12, 20080

You know when you go on a really amazing vacation, and you have so many incredible moments in a short period of time that it's hard to remember them all when people ask, "So how was it?" That is how my Tim Gunn experience felt. I've always wished I had a video record of some of my favorite memories (that's why I have all of those ridiculous videos from my senior year at BC!) so that I could come back to those moments any time and remember them exactly as they were. The funny thing about capturing every moment on camera though is that you can't forget anything! Luckily for me, the editing gods took some pity on me and certain moments that I hoped wouldn't be aired were left to litter the cutting room floor. But in the spirit of not taking myself too seriously, I'd like to share some embarrassing moments, lessons learned and just some fun behind the scenes stuff.

Lesson 1: Bra shopping on national TV is as terrifying as you think

After day one of shooting the producers told me we'd go lingerie shopping the next day. For some reason I imagined myself peeking out from behind a curtain saying, "This one's great!" or "I doooon't think so." Instead I found myself getting a pep talk in a dressing room in jeans and a bra about how it was just like wearing a bathing suit. In the producers' defense it really isn't a big deal (something I realize now), but at the time I was terrified. I remember saying, "I wouldn't wear a bathing suit on national TV!" So I went out the first time in my own bra and waited for the fallout. This is the part where most people would say, "and it really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be..." but that's not what happened. I went back into the dressing room and felt like my heart was beating out of my chest. Here I was in front of a crew of mostly men in my bra. Add to that the knowledge that everyone in my past and present would be seeing me in my bra on national TV. It probably wasn't until the third bra that I let myself remember that this was Tim Gunn's show and Tim is nothing if not classy. So I relaxed a little bit and just went with it, and it ended up not being as bad as I thought it would be. Luckily they cut the scene with the flower petal nipple covers and semi-transparent bra (thank you Bravo editors), and at the end of the day I looked like me. What was best about the experience was how it made me open up and be more comfortable with myself. But I can't escape the thought that too many people I know have DVR or TiVo to make this a moment I'll be able to quickly forget.

10 comments
RobynP
RobynP

Where is this show? Could it be that one of the best shows on TV, with one of my favorite people -- Tim Gunn, of course -- is off the air?

Lisa Mc
Lisa Mc

Tim, I just wanna know if anyone out there would consider a show for 12 and above sized women. I consider myself to be somewhat fashionable , I can not seem to get anything from TV. I would love to have someone address that. Every woman is not a size 4

Manila Boy
Manila Boy

This show makes me tear up almost everytime! It's not just about the fashion lessons but the sincere love of Tim and Gretta for transforming people who need their expertise. My take away from watching each episode is wanting to look good not for others but because I deserve it. Tim, Gretta, your show always reminds me that after a year of working, I deserve to pamper myself by taking care of myself. For that constant reminder, i love you both. I would be thrilled to meet you both one day and give you both a hug!

soff_g
soff_g

I just live this show .. It has taught me a lot about fashion and now people tell me I actually look better. I was wondering if the producers are thinking on having some makeovers on LatinAmerica.

Brunette1
Brunette1

I am 20 and I love the Tim Gunn´s TV show. Tim you are so elegant and talented, you have such a good taste. I think that there´s only a few people who have that vision for what is beautiful and classy. Getting dressed is an art, it involves colors, shapes, patterns, and Tim is a master at putting all this elements together. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and being and inspiration for me.

Viewer2010
Viewer2010

really really beautiful. It makes me want to have Gretta and Tim for an entire week. Just now the program has arrived to my country and i´m sad that we can´t hove you here. the Ariana style turned up to be very beautiful. Congratulations

caribbean girl
caribbean girl

Excellent programm. I would like to see someone different from the classical working city girl. For ex. someone living in hot wather or countryside. I live in the Caribbean and find quite difficult how to dress.

Micky Lewis
Micky Lewis

I would like to beon the show. Everyone says I look just like drew Barrymore.Especially my Grandmother that passed away. She always wanted me to meet her too. She used to say we were sisters from another mother.

Dollly
Dollly

Hello

I am from India and watch your show regularly. I am 30 years old and slighly obese. Due to this I find it very difficut to find the right clothes to wear most of the time. I would be grad if I could get your help to hlpe me understand my body type and what kind of clothes would suit me best. i look forward to a reply from you.

Victor Bautista
Victor Bautista

I have a friend that she need desperately your help, she's 49y/o and live in the 80's, her son is in the Army right now, he is over sea fighting for our freedom, the only thing that my friend does is cry cry cry, and when she goes out she dresses like 70's y/o woman that for me is enbarrassing to take her out, she has a great spirit, she's very sensitive so I feel sorry for her.

She needs help desperately, I hope you can help her as soon as possible. Hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks you very much.