Back in August Brad Goreski was keeping pretty quiet about whether his reality show, 'It's A Brad Brad World', would return for another season but last night Bravo confirmed that it's happening.
At the moment all of the details on season two are unknown and there's still no word on whether film has started already. What Goreski did say recently, though, is that he would love for Ryan Lochte to make his reality TV debut on his show, preferably with him styling Lochte's swimwear campaign so with no news being released, I'm still hoping that that is a possibility. How amazing would that be?
This week Kate Spade New York hosted a birthday party for Brad Goreski at No. 8 and aside from the general talk of his love for sequins - 'I try to wear sequins as much as possible,' he told The Cut - he did answer questions about the future of his reality show, 'It's A Brad Brad World.'
The show actually went down really well with viewers and critics and by the sound of things, it might return for season two. When the title asked him flat out whether it will return, he wouldn't divulge but did say that he'd heard 'good news' about it from Bravo. Aside from the fact that I do generally have quite a soft spot for Goreski, I want it to happen purely on the off-chance that Ryan Lochte might appear. Talking about the swimmer's design and reality TV offers Goreski said, 'Can I style the ad campaign please? [I'd make it] so beyond sexy.' Now that's the type of reality TV that I can jump on board with.
Taylor Jacobson was my favourite personality on 'The Rachel Zoe Project'. While I'll always have a soft spot for Brad Goreski and his penchant for bow ties and impromptu shopping sprees on the show, Jacobson was no doubt the most interesting character on the program. After a few years hiatus from the world of reality TV she's finally back and is currently gearing up for the premiere of 'LA Style', a new show airing on Oxygen that she's involved with.
As I previously reported, the show follows the lives of four young up-and-coming stylists as they try and make their way to the top in celebrity styling. At the show's launch party this week Jacobson said that you can expect to see more than celebrity dressing from the show. '[The show] portrays a younger generation of stylists, in different genres of styling,' she told Fashionista. 'It’s the making of a music video; editorials–it’s not just straight up red carpet, like a couture dress with Neil Lane jewelry,” which is perhaps a dig at her former boss Rachel Zoe.
That aside, Jacobson was also clear that she wants to use the show as an 'opportunity to clear my name and kind of break off from [my Rachel Zoe Project persona]' and that makes sense. As you'll recall, her departure from Rachel Zoe Inc. was followed by accusations of her stealing from the company. 'I want to show how I'm a stylist, and be known for being a stylist.' When asked Brad she said: 'We're friends. We support each other, I think he's super talented and I wish him the best of luck.;
As you would expect, just about everyone turned up to see Marc Jacobs' Fall 2012 show yesterday. Front row goers included good friend Rachel Zoe who sat next to the designer's former partner Lorenzo Martone, along with editors like Suzy Menkes, Glenda Bailey, Anna Dello Russo and Amy Astley. Celebrity-wise, all eyes were 'Oh Lola!' face Dakota Fanning and Maria Sharapova.
So in the latest spin to the Rachel Zoe-against-all-of-her-former-assistants saga, it looks like Brad Goreski isn't the only one getting a reality show off the back of the 'The Rachel Zoe Project'. Today news broke that former Zoe styling director, Taylor Jacobsen, is working on her own show on Oxygen whom she worked with previously on 'Hair Battle Spectacular'.
But Jacobsen won't be alone on the show. According to Deadline, the show will follow four breakthrough stylists trying to make their way to the top in celebrity styling so will also feature Brett Alan Nelson, Ashley Zohar and styling duo Sammy and Judy. News broke about the show as Jacobsen has reportedly been requesting permission to shoot at various shows during New York Fashion Week. So if there's any truth to the rumours, it looks like Zoe, Jacobsen and Goreski will have a big reunion at Lincoln Centre next month with cameras on toe naturally.
When Brad Goreski left his position as styling executive at Rachel Zoe Inc. both parties said that the split was amicable but naturally, Zoe waited to the first episode of her show, 'The Rachel Zoe Project', to suggest that the split was actually a lot messier than she had initially let on.
Rumours about the rift between the pair have intensified since Goreski's new show aired earlier this week, particularly since it showed showing the stylist struggling to get clients and being dropped by Diane Lane. Yesterday things got that little bit worse. The Cut picked up on an interesting retweet from Rachel Zoe stating: "@Bravolebrity1 @SD0927 I am sure @mrbradgoreski show will fail but @rzrachelzoe will continue to be a star in business and personal life."
When Brad Goreski parted ways with Rachel Zoe earlier this year, both camps said that the split was amicable whilst gushing their love for one another but it looks like there's more to the story than the pair were prepared to let on. Anyone who tuned into watch the first episode from the new season of 'The Rachel Zoe Project' will have seen Zoe and husband, Rodger Berman's, emphasis on finding someone loyal after being betrayed in the past. And no, it didn't sound like they were referring to Taylor Jacobsen.
Reports allege that Zoe wasn't happy about Goreski inking a deal with Bravo, who also produce Zoe's show, to launch his own relaity show and this week Goreski added fuel to the fire when he confirmed that he will not attend Zoe's debut presentation at New York Fashion Week. "It had almost been three years, I was turning 33 years old and it was time for me to branch out on my own or be a permanent life assistant and I chose to go out on my own," Goreski told The Cut. "It was the best decision I ever made." When asked whether he plans to tune into the new season of Zoe's show, he said: "I lived it, I don't need to watch it"
Brad Goreski is one luck guy. Since leaving Rachel Zoe he's styled for magazines like Harper's Bazaar, secured a writing gig with Details and bagged a reality show with Bravo off of the back of his role in 'The Rachel Zoe Project'. But it doesn't end there. Yesterday Goreski revealed that he's just inked a lucrative book deal.
“Hi everyone! I am so excited to be writing a book for @harpercollins," he tweeted. "It’s called “Born to Be Brad” and will be out sometime next year :)” According to Coco Perez, the full title is 'Born to Be Brad: Life and Style Lessons from the Front Lines of Fashion' and the book will chart everything from his childhood to life working with Zoe and his new life now. “Sometimes the hardest thing to do is be true to yourself,” Brad told them. “I hope that 'Born to be Brad' will inspire others to pursue their dreams, because to make dreams come true we have to listen to our hearts and not be afraid to fail.”