If we had to choose one person to go to for advice on wearing bright colors, it would be Brad Goreski. The reality TV star and super stylist is the master of pairing vivid hues and prints for a fun, whimsical look — and we caught up with him at the Kate Spade New York Spring 2013 presentation to get the inside scoop on how to make a colorful look work for the everyday girl. He also shared his favorite pieces from the collection, as well as his thoughts on the retro "rockabilly flip" that punctuated the '50s-inspired looks. Check it all out in this Fab Flash!
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Lily Donaldson covers the 10th issue of Dossier magazine, photographed by Skye Parrott and styled by Donaldson's best friend, Emilie Kareh. The issue will be on newsstands next week. [Fashionologie Inbox]
- Congratulations are in order for model Mariacarla Boscono, who gave birth to a baby girl named Marialucas this week. [Vogue UK]
- Brad Goreski is back. Bravo announced today that it's given the green light for a second season of his hit reality show It's a Brad Brad World. [Fashionista]
- New season, new designer, new public relations director. Diesel has hired Simone Delfino to oversee its US PR. She was previously director of public relations and events at Club Monaco. [@JimShi809]
- Sadly, model Jessica White has had to give up the six-foot python she used to call a pet. "I loved my snake, Jessie, but I had to give him up because he kept attacking and biting guys who came to my apartment," she says. "I guess he was jealous." [Page Six]
- Bambi Northwood Blyth, Sean O'Pry, and one very emotional guitar star in the black-and-white Fall 2012 campaign video for Armani Jeans, which was directed by Takai Takemoto. [Design Scene]
- Nicole Richie's line for Macy's Impulse was inspired in part by the music she listens to. "I do have a wide range of tastes in music," she says in a video interview. "And I do think that probably affects the way I design as well. I like to have a little mixture of everything in my designs." [Lucky]
- The Webster, which recently signed on to do a collaboration with the Shops at Target, is now also one of the retailers included on Farfetch.com. Laure Heriard Dubreuil, who founded The Webster, describes her store as "a wonderful experience that I'd like to share with everybody." [Fashionologie Inbox]
Calling all Rolex lovers: Moda Operandi has teamed with Bamford Watches and a bevy of fashion folk for a capsule collection of limited edition Rolexes — and they're all available right now. Nina Garcia, Brad Goreski, Jessica Hart, Frederic Fekkai, and Tommy Ton are among the editors, photographers, stylists, and models who were tapped to customize the watches; each put their individual stamp on everything — from the logo to the hands — in order to ensure that these are some of the most unique wrist pieces around. Priced from $14,400 to $24,800, they're all available exclusively on Moda Operandi through Aug. 23.
— Robert Khederian
From madras to polka dots, large to floppy, and even velvet and sparkly, Brad Goreski's bow ties are sure to send a sartorial smile across anybody's face. Not only do they add extra whimsy to his already vibrant Americana style, but also, we love how Brad manages to pair his signature accessory with just about any look. To wish one of our favorite stylists a happy 35th birthday, we've selected 10 of our favorite — and most irresistibly cute — Brad bow tie moments for you to peruse, plus tips on how you can inject a little bit of Brad's style into your everyday look. Start taking notes!
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian
Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief dinner in London may have been packed with models, but the style on offer was refreshingly low-key. Lily Donaldson, Karen Elson, and Georgia May Jagger each donned various versions of the LBD, while Jourdan Dunn went ultrasleek in a streamlined beige ensemble. Kate Moss, in her gold-embroidered vintage caftan, was the embodiment of easy elegance as well.
At an intimate gathering in honor of Brad Goreski's birthday in New York, the looks were just as breezy. The downtown crowd — which included Christina Ricci, Taylor Tomasi Hill, and Prabal Gurung (left) — was the picture of Summery fun with bright hues, botanical prints, and unfussy silhouettes.
See all those looks — plus Mischa Barton's tux redux in London, Jennifer Lawrence's snakeskin Narciso Rodriguez in Hollywood, and Dree Hemingway's Marc Jacobs prints in Switzerland — here, in our best-of-the-week slideshow.
Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski's famous clients include Jessica Alba, Rashida Jones, Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Minka Kelly, and Shay Mitchell. The dapper fellow is currently on a nationwide tour with eBay as part of the Selling Style Studio, and we got a chance to catch up with him on his LA stop. We chatted everything from Jessica Alba's colored-denim obsession — "I can’t take credit for all of the looks" — to what pieces you need to buy to get her look to his styling techniques. Get the full scoop below!
CS: What is your approach to dressing clients and does it differ according to the person?
BG: It does, absolutely. Me and my assistants pull specifically for each client, and it’s all curated toward a direction that I think they should go in. If we’ve been doing a lot of ladylike looks, maybe it’s time to try something a little more minimal or something that’s Far East-inspired or gypsy look or something bohemian. We always try to come in with a plan and a vision.
CS: And how involved are the clients with this process?
BG: It’s always collaborative. I think you want to bring things to your clients that you know that they’ll like and also bring things that you’re trying to push them in a certain direction. And it’s my job as the stylist to do that. I think if I’m just bringing things that they would normally gravitate to, I’m not really doing my job.
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Brad Goreski Shares His Closet Organization Tips and Tells Us Which Trendy Items We Should Toss, Stat
Last night, we chatted with stylist extraordinaire Brad Goreski at eBay's selling style event. Since the evening was all about getting rid of lost loves — also known as the pieces in your closet you know you'll never wear — and replacing them with something new, we asked Brad, also part of eBay's chic squad, to share his thoughts on editing our wardrobe. "Once we allow ourselves to free up that space that is being held by things we never wear, then we free up that space with better and more beautiful things to come in," said Brad. "Everyone has those shoes in the closet that are 1/2 size too big or too small or that dress that doesn't fit anymore. Now, you can easily sell those items [on eBay] and use that money to buy those Céline shoes you've been lusting after." Safe to say, we're all guilty of hoarding such pieces.
So which trendy items should you definitely get rid of? "One of the things I think should really disappear are any denim that has any kind of embroidery or embellishment (unless it's a stud) on the pockets or any kind of jeans with oversized stitching," said Goreski. "Jeans should just be clean, beautiful, and classic." So with a strong heart and Brad's amazing closet organization tips in hand, we urge you to set forth and start detoxing your closet. Just read below for Brad's quick and easy tips now:
Brad Goreski's closet organization tips:
- Do a mini Spring cleaning. We all have that dress in our closet that we haven't worn in a year; pull that dress out and get rid of it.
- Go through the things in your drawers and evaluate whether you really need a certain number of things you have in your closet. I have 40 cashmere sweaters, do I really need 40? How many pairs of jeans do you really need? Just keep the ones you are really into right now.
- Get rid of duplicates and things in your closet which still has its tags on.
- Try to allow yourself to part with something that you've been holding onto for a long time. Things that you don't love but just can't seem to get rid of for some reason. Just know that the thing you're going to get rid of is going to turn into something new and beautiful.
Brad Goreski is one lucky guy these days. He not only gets to play dress-up with Jessica Alba — and might we add he's doing a kick-ass job! — but he's written a book and was thrown a star-studded dinner by Kate Spade's president and creative director Deborah Lloyd. There's the colorful duo posing pretty at the affair at Sunset Tower Hotel in LA.
We got a chance to chat with Brad and Deborah, who will both be at the Kate Spade store in Century City this Saturday, March 17 from 11 AM to 1 PM, where Brad will be signing copies of his book, Born to Be Brad: My Life and Style, So Far. "The purpose of the book is to inspire people to follow their dreams no matter what obstacles or adversities they have faced in their life," Brad — who also styles Rashida Jones, Demi Moore, and Christina Ricci — told us. "Hopefully people will be inspired by my story and take away some good fashion advice." But before you go, hear what Brad and Deborah had to say about all things celebrity style.
CS: You've been styling Jessica Alba for a while now. How would you describe her personal style?
BG: I call Jessica the queen of layering. She knows exactly how to put things together. She is always casual cool and has such great personal style.
CS: If you had to pick one casual cool outfit for a girl, what would it consist of?
BG: A denim shirt paired with a pencil skirt or skinny colored jeans. I also love denim on denim. Always with a great pair of heels and an eye-catching day bag.
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Last night, Deborah Lloyd and Kate Spade New York hosted a dinner at The Terrace in West Hollywood to celebrate the release of Brad Goreski's book Born to Be Brad. As you might imagine, the dinner was full of boisterous color and adorable styling. Let's take a look at the soiree, and see what ideas you can borrow for your next wedding, party, or dinner.
Brad Goreski had plenty of support from friends last night at a dinner hosted by Kate Spate and the brand's president Deborah Lloyd. Brad, who is their exclusive stylist, was joined by party goers in celebrating the launch of his new book Born to Be Brad. Jessica Alba, Minka Kelly, Mandy Moore, and Ahna O'Reilly gathered for the fete at Sunset Tower where they posed with Brad and got goofy with paper pairs of his signature glasses. The Kate Spade party decor also included napkins featuring Brad's face and colorful centerpieces. The ladies all wore looks from Kate Spade with Jessica in red pants and a blue shirt, Minka wearing a printed dress, and Mandy keeping things neutral in white.