Saturday, February 08, 2014
"Under The Gunn" Photo Bomb: Host and "Big Daddy" Mentor Tim Gunn, stylist Jen Rade, Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi and "Vampire Academy" actress Zoey Deutch
Hello again "Under The Gunn" fans and faithful readers of my "Inside Dish" here on my blog---This week was the 4th episode of Lifetime Network's "Under the Gunn" entitled "Unconventional Vampire". The challenge was to create a look inspired by the new film "Vampire Academy" and use a mix of both "regular" fabric as well as unconventional.
So let's get to my "Inside Dish" and yes, Miss Isabelle...
Benefit "Pretty Room"--Under The Gunn
She was OBSESSED with this and shaking at the thought of her model going out during the runway with what the actual professionals had done. I tried to tell her that the Blow Pro stylists had done a great job on her model's hair but she was totally against it so she went "Hair Rogue". In the end, her model's hair was OK and not an issue but I, personally, thought it was rather disrespectful to do this.
The Judges: "Under The Gunn" host Tim Gunn with stylist Jen Rade, fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi, actress Zoey Deutch and fashion designer Trina Turk--Lifetime's "Under The Gunn" Episode 5
Inside Dish: The black netting midriff was the issue, but like I said., it all worked out.
Inside Dish: Oscar used red "unconventional" material and black jersey. He completely doubled this jumpsuit in the jersey fabrication. Completely. During the fitting with his model, however, we hit a problem: it was too short in the torso. He miscalculated the model's torso length. I came in and suggested to Oscar that he add a 2-2 1/2" waistband in the black jersey and sew it to the waist to "extend" the torso. Not only did Oscar do that but he also (wisely) added it to the red front panel. No one would ever notice the "mistake". I was in awe of his quick sewing "fixing" ability.
Me Gusta Oscar--Designer Oscar Lopez and Mentor Nick Verreos "Under The Gunn" Episode 5
With The Judges: (left to right) "Under The Gunn" host Tim Gunn, actress Zoey Deutch, Nick Verreos and Trina Turk--Lifetime Network's "Under The Gunn" Episode 5
Style Hint: Above is a close-up of my "Under The Gunn" Epsiode 5 "Unconventional Vampire" outfit--a shiny jacket from ASOS, Emilio Pucci pocket scarf and Topman feathered bow tie...
Stay tuned for my next blog post where I discussed my "Nick's Looks" style of this episode...
**In case you missed it, watch the full Episode 5 "Unconventional Vampire" episode HERE!