Does this guy look familiar to you? He should. This is fashion expert and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski whom you’ve likely seen on Bravo’s The Rachel Zoe Project and It’s a Brad, Brad World. His celeb clients include everyone from Jessica Alba and Rashida Jones to Demi Moore and Stacy Keibler. NBD.
Brad recently partnered with Post-it Brand to launch their brand-new Colors of the World collection inspired by destinations around the globe in four fresh palettes. “Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that’s always in style is color,” says Brad.
Design Happens interviewed Brad and asked him about upcoming fashion trends, fashion faux pas, colors and everything in between. Check out our chat below.
Design Happens: What are the colors to look for in 2014?
Brad Goreski: Right now, I’m all about bright and vibrant colors, especially blues and reds. I’m loving the blue shades from the Post-it Brand World of Colors Mykonos collection. The blue is the same hue as one of my favorite suits, and it’s one of those standout colors that always makes people feel happy and smile.
The new collection of color palettes just introduced by the Post-it Brand features the hottest colors of 2014. They include colors inspired by the world around us, including four of my favorite destinations: Bangkok, Mykonos, New York and Rio de Janeiro.
DH: Fill in the blanks when it comes to your color picks for spring: More ____ and less ____ .
BG: More vibrant and less dull.
DH: What is the number one fashion faux pas you’re seeing right now (men or women)?
BG: Enough with jeweled headbands; I think we’re done with that moment.
DH: What are some timeless or classic pieces in fashion?
BG: Marilyn Monroe is my go-to, because she, to me, is the epitome of glamour. On and off the red carpet, everyone remembers her. I’ve seen her “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress in person and almost fainted. I have a photo of her in my bedroom where she’s in a Lee Strasberg acting class and she’s sitting with a trenchcoat wrapped around her with the collar up, smoking a cigarette. There’s something so elegant and timeless. I also love her mixture of textures, like a short-sleeved mohair sweater with a pencil skirt, a pair of heels, a red lip and that iconic hairdo. I wear a lot of mohair in my own wardrobe and that’s probably from her, but that’s just a style I go back to. I also love a pencil skirt look.
DH: When you’re at New York Fashion Week, what shows or designers are you most excited to see?
BG: I love Christian Dior, Versace, Oscar de la Renta and Altuzarra.
DH: Clearly you’re a man of style when it comes to fashion. Have you ever thought about getting into interior design?
BG: I’ve had so much fun decorating our new home, so yeah, sure — why not! I like to leave all doors open!
DH: We’ve seen your home on your show, but describe your aesthetic. What design style do you prefer?
BG: Our house is a traditional 1930’s house but the inside is very modern, so I like to mix the old with the new. I like the sound of the creaky floorboards and the wrought-iron railing going upstairs, but then we have, for example, Christian Lacroix furniture and my living room is the perfect example of using your decor to incorporate color. We have a black couch and two grey chairs with a crazy, colorful Paul Smith rug underneath. That’s basically my entire personality in one room.