Fashion Week Gossip- My Favorite Real Housewife Rocks The Runway, and more never say nevers at NY Fashion Week
Jill Zarin walks the walk as Zang Toi receives a standing ovation, Custo Barcelona rocks the house with sharp silhouette’s reminiscent of Stephen Sprouse! A Gender Bending Freak wrapped in Tissue Paper… Think Lady Gaga Meets Isabella Blow!
We let Brad Boles out with the fashion week dish… runway reviews to come…
Who said a Sunday night was just about the Grammy Awards!
Or Lady Gaga with flesh-like pointed shoulders in last night’s performance of her Madonna "inspired???" song, Born This Way? Here in New York, we have Fashion Week and at the Custo Barcelona show, the Gaga would have been all over the collection with its bold retro prints in shades of pinks, purples and turquoise and lots of shiny black leather. Stephen Sprouse is surely smiling down from the heavens. Think Debbie Harry… possibly a future inspiration for Lady Gaga?
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Surely the shining light of the evening would be Zang Toi’s show drawing the like duo of of Emma Snowden Jones and The Fabulous Beekman Boys Josh Purcell and Brent Ridge of Planet Green. Zang has always had a flare for drama and believe me there was more then drama with long jackets embellished with deep shades of fur and a sleek wide leg pant. Zang’s use of color packed a punch with deep emeralds, reds and silver for his evening collection think Auntie Mame. The show closed with My girl Jill Zarin working the runway like a princess in a fairy tale– including a twirl– the strapless black and silver ball gown brought the house down with a standing ovation.
Now let’s talk about my favorite thing the fashion parade otherwise known as the attendees.
Walking around the fountain outside was a rather gender bending beauty in a dress made of yellow tissue paper and tied at the waist with a silver sash and if that wasn’t enough, yellow patent leather Mary Janes and a pink wedding cake of a hat, Think Isabella Blow meets Lady Gaga on acid. I believe the true show is outside of the tents. There is nowhere else I would rather be! And how was your weekend? –Brad Boles
Brad Boles landed in New York in the early eighties at the height of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and worked his way up the make-up artist ladder to fame with his work being featured on the cover's of countless fashion magazines, as well as editorial spreads. MTV was his playground working with the most celebrated artists of the time from Pat Benatar to Grace Jones.
When Hollywood came calling, he landed his first film doing Kim Cattrall’s make-up and went on to work with Reese Witherspoon, Gina Gershon, Sandra Bernhard, Karen Black, Billy Zane, Andrew McCarthy and more.
Brad was the creative director for Denise Rich for 12 years as her stylist and make-up artist, as well as designing her legendary parties for such luminaries as President Clinton, Patti Labelle, Natelie Cole, and Richard Avedon.
Later, Brad opened a store of exotic interiors in NYC in 2002 and then opened a store in Moscow! Brad also designed the Zarin Fabrics showroom with Jill Zarin thus leading to being on the “The Real Housewives of New York City” seen as Jill Zarin's gay husband. Brad is currently working globally on interior projects and has been busy doing interiors in New York City, The Hamptons, Moscow, Morocco, and Dubai.
He has shot the pilot for his own TV show produced by Nancy Glass Productions. Look for his coffee table book, "The Art of Extravagant Luxury" coming soon. Brad and Sharon Haver are developing a style book and series.