So the reunion shoot date is booked and immediately my wheels start turning as to what I want to wear, or more importantly, what my stylist, Christiaan Choy, wants me to wear! But its not quite that simple…Bravo likes to give a wardrobe directive so once all the ladies are sitting on the couch, everyone has a sense of coordination and no one is wearing the same dress. OMG could you imagine the type of drama filled disaster that would be!! Anxiety sets in as we await instruction. I'm a planner, and having a date with no direction was driving me crazy! If you ask Christiaan, he'd probably say I was driving him crazy too! Finally the email from Bravo arrives - cocktail attire in jewel tones and metallics!
Christiaan told me that the moment the email arrived, he knew exactly what he wanted my look to be. The inspiration began with this high-waisted sapphire blue silk floor length skirt with a thigh-high slit from Lanvin. He said the moment he saw it, he knew this was the beginning and end of our reunion look that he has since coined "Warrior Princess." When we had our fitting, Christiaan arrived with several options, but had me try the skirt first and asked me to just put on a nude strapless bra. Out of his bag of goodies, he literally pulls out a half-yard of metallic fabric and begins to drape it around my body, using my bra as support. The result is what you see here! A $15 piece of metallic fabric draped to look like liquid metal on my body. For the actual day of filming, Christiaan secured the fabric to an actual bustier undergarment - in the event that any of us ladies decided to have a throwing match of sorts…
My gorgeous jewels are Deborah Pagani and strappy metallic leather sandals from Jimmy Choo.
Hairstylist Jeff Chastain was immediately inspired by Charlize Theron's perfectly disheveled bob upon learning what Christiaan Choy was designing for me to wear. A couture wardrobe deserves couture hair.
Jeff curled my hair in alternating directions all around my head then gently brushed it all out together with a flat brush, parting the hair steeply on the side. I have a tendency to tuck my hair anyway and fidget with it, so he loaded it up with a medium hold, brushable hairspray from his own line that is coming out soon, Parlor by Jeff Chastain. After spraying it into shape, he took a little bit of his own styling paste and pinched it through the ends to loosen it up a bit at the bottom so it doesn't look too classic.
The finished look was messy and cool but had the staying power to make it through a full day of bickering.
My make up artist Jacquelyn Grubbs gave me a modern ,fresh, dewey look below is what she used-
Deborah Pagani "NYX" Earrings, New York City Ring, Jerry Ring