I love Brad. There I said it. He's cute and funny and wears amazing clothes and has a loving, hilarious, and handsome boyfriend. Also he reaches up Keri Hilson's (and other celebs') skirts as part of his job. Brad Goreski is living the American dream. Or at least my version of it.
So as we enter this Brad, Brad World together, watching the young fashionisto navigate his way through the tricky world of styling, I think there are lessons to be learned. So let's see what wisdom Brad's trials, tribulations, and triumphs provided this week.Muscle Your Way to the Top
To succeed in the fashion world, one must be a "styling warrior." And by this Brad means you need to get yourself to the gym. When all your best purses and couture gowns fail, the only things you have left to sell yourself are those bulging biceps showcased when you carry garment bags. As Brad astutely notes, "If people aren't going to hire me for my styling, at least they're going to hire me for my cute thighs and my cute ass." Amen.
Give Good Face(s)
Brad only backed up Tyra's Top Model insistence that models deliver a number of looks for a photo shoot. Brad shared his go-to poses -- sexy face, surprised face, over-the-shoulder, kitty cat (my personal fave), and last but not least, just plain gorgeous. Diversity is clearly the key to success in a photo shoot. That and bonding with the photographer over the hardships of growing up gay.
Shh! Brad has revealed one of his cardinal styling secrets -- if you're going to invest in any piece, go with good shoes. The perfect pair of kicks kicks up the style quotient of an outfit. A pair of (prefereably shiny or studded) sneakers will jazz up something as simple as jeans and a t-shirt. You can see it all in this clip. And by see it all I also mean semi-nude male models. (Have I convinced you to watch it yet?)