FabSugar: Congrats on the new show! What can we expect to see this season?
Brad Goreski: It's a bit of a balance; the show is very focused on me building my brand, so you'll see how I transition from an assistant role to lead stylist, so people will really get to see how I work and how I develop my process. But yes, my family life and personal life is a big focus as well — I wanted to show people the other side of my life; my great boyfriend, my great family, and how they make me who I am.
FS: What were some of your career highlights in 2011?
BG: I would say one of my biggest was definitely styling Jessica Alba for the BAFTA Awards [in Atelier Versace] and also at the Met Gala! She looked amazing. Also, I had a great time on my Details magazine shoot, and the editorial I did with Liya Kebede for the March issue of InStyle was a highlight as well.
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FS: What is your definition of style?
BG: You know, I get asked a lot to critique what other people are wearing, and I actually think that's the antithesis of what style really is. I really do believe that the way that you present yourself out in the world, what makes you feel good on a daily basis, and the way you want to represent yourself may not always work for other people — I've worn some crazy outfits, which you'll see on the show — but as long as you're being bold and being brave in your choices and feel ready to conquer the world — that's the definition of style for me.
FS: So inspiring, and we totally agree! You have such a great roster of celebrity clientele — which celebrities would you love to dress next?
BG: I think Emma Stone has been killing it on the red carpet, as well as Kirsten Dunst; she's got this great, modern-day Grace Kelly look, but still maintains her downtown vibe. I love Emma Watson; she's so cool and chic, and obviously amazingly talented. I'd also love to work with Kristen Wiig — I think she's hilarious and so beautiful, and I've been lucky to work with a lot of really funny women, so that would be a huge draw for me.
FS: Well, she just got nominated for a Golden Globe, so maybe this is your big opportunity!
BG: You're so right! I should get off the phone and make that happen right now.