Most people today question what it takes to become a reality star. I, like many perplexed others, do not have the answer. The reality is, Brad Goreski is one (a sparkly, snarky, “pop of color” lovin’ one at that). Case in point: The moment he stepped onto our set at The New York Shaving Company in Soho, his sequined oxfords didn’t miss a beat. A few dance moves later, I understood why this stylist’s personality and aesthetic are as equally celebrated as his undeniable talent.
As many of us know, Canadian-born Goreski got his first taste of red carpet styling with his former mentor, Rachel Zoe. Like any good star in ascension, his rise has been swift and meteoric. Hollywood’s A-Listers, however, weren’t the only ones to clamour to his door. Not missing a beat, Bravo (and even more recently Kate Spade) quickly got wind of our glittery fashion pupil and annointed him a star. The result of which has been something akin to a Liza Minelli concert: laughter, love, tears and of course, a lot of sequins.
Below, Goreski tackles fame, more fashion and those “Sophie’s Choice” moments he faces with his own closet.
StyleCaster: Were you scared to take the leap with your own show?
Brad Goreski: It was scary at first to open up my home, boyfriend, and dogs to theworld, but it’s been the most amazing experience.
SC: Were your clients supportive during this transition?
BG: I have thebest clients — they’ve always supported me.
SC: What makes this experience the most rewarding thus far?
BG: Thepositive feedback I have gotten from the viewers. If I can make a differencein someones life, or just make them laugh, then I’m happy.
SC: Are you worried that [your boyfriend] Gary might get more Twitter followers thanyou, given the show’s success?
BG: (Laughing) He sure is on his way. His Twitter followersare growing per second! He’s hilarious.
SC: Tell us one thing we don’t know about you from TV?
BG: After this season you should pretty much know everything.
SC: Are you one of those people that’s ever tempted to dress your dog up?
BG: There’s no point in gilding the lilly. Penelope is perfect with thatblonde hair and skinny legs for days.
SC: What are you more comfortable in: a sequined suit in front of thecamera or schlepping around on your couch in sweats?
BG: This is a tough one, Ido LOVE my sequins, but being at home with my boyfriend, dog, and some Housewives…doesn’t get any better!
SC: Sophie’s Choice: which two items in your closet would you have a hardtime choosing between?
BG: Ferragamo’s sparkly lace-ups or my Christian Louboutin sparkly hightops.
SC: What’s next for Brad Goreski?
BG: My book is coming out in March andcontinuing to style my clients…stay tuned!
(Tune intoIt’s a Brad, Brad World Mondays at 10pm ET on Bravo)
Photographed by: Ben Fink Shapiro
Produced and Written by: Marni Golden
Hair & Makeup by: Nicole Bridgeford