Brad Goreski has climbed to the top of fashion business as one of today's most in-demand celebrity stylists. His clients are always on the Best Dressed List, including Coca Rocha, Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, Stacey Kielber, and many more. We first met Brad as the loveable assistant to fashion powerhouse Rachel Zoe on her reality show "The Rachel Zoe Project" on Bravo. The two ended up parting ways in a public spat, and Brad went on to not only launch his own styling business but his own reality show on Bravo called "It's a Brad Brad World". In addition, Brad has written a book about his career titled Born to Be Brad, he writes a monthly column in InStyle magazine, and works as Kate Spade's brand stylist. It's easy to see why Brad is such a hot commodity -- even our own Nikki Novakjoined forces with Brad before last year's Emmys to get "Glee" star Jenna Ushkowitz red carpet-ready and talk about Award Season trends! We caught up with him again at "The Face" premiere to dish on the second season of his new show, how to break into the styling business, and more!
YH: So, I just talked with Andy Cohen, and he says he's very excited about the second season of your show. BG: Oh good!
YH: Are you excited to be coming back to TV again? How was shooting the second season compared to first one when you were just stepping out on your own? BG: The second season really followed me doing my work. As opposed to last season, where they followed me trying to set it all up. Now, work is poppin', we're super busy. You get to see me with my clients, working with Kate Spade; you get to see me working all over the world. It's a glimspe into... [pause] I guess I'm considered a success story, which is a great thing.
YH: One thing that separates you from a lot of other stylists today is that we actually see your clients on the carpet. BG: [laughs] And I'm actually there in the fittings with them and getting them dressed.
YH: I did an interview with June Ambrose a while ago, and she said being a "stylist" has become over-saturated. BG: I'd agree with that.
YH: How does someone break into the styling business these days with so much competition in the job market? BG: It's a 24/7 job. There's always something to do. So, if you're looking for a job where you have nights and weekends off, it might not be the right job for you. You have to be extremely detail-oriented. You have to have your own life, but you also have to give a lot of yourself to it and willingly. And I am that way with all of my clients because I care about them and I have long-standing relationships with them. I love what I do.
YH: Do you think sometimes that work ethnic gets lost in the glamorous side of it? People only really see a the finished product many times and not what's going on behind the scenes. BG: Absolutely. I mean there's lots of fun stuff we get to do, but I'm up at 6am doing requests for my clients. I styled 30 looks today for Kate Spade, then went right to my hotel and dressed Coco for this event. It's a lot, you gotta be able to keep up.
YH: Coco looks fabulous tonight. You did a fantastic job with her. BG: Thank you, thank you so much. She's an easy canvas to dress.
YH: Valentine's day is coming up. How do you plan on celebrating? BG: I'm going to be in London with my boyfriend, I haven't seen him for over a month. I'm so excited, it's going to be great.