As a co-host of E’s “Fashion Police,” “The Rachel Zoe Project” alum Brad Goreski uses his fashion savvy to comment on celebrity style hits and misses. As a well-regarded celebrity stylist, he’s created red carpet looks for an array of A-list stars, including Demi Moore, Rashida Jones, and Jessica Alba, but the rich and famous aren’t the only ones who can benefit from his style know-how. During an exclusive Feb. 9 chat with Examiner, Goreski shared his top tip for creating fabulous spring outfits, recalled the best looks he’s created as a stylist to the stars, and explained how fans can win big via his partnership with Diet Coke.
Sherry Wight: Tell me a little about what fashion trends we can expect to see this spring and into the summer.
Brad Goreski: Well, this [year] there are so many great trends for spring. One of my favorites, of course, is color. I know a lot of people are fearful of incorporating color into their wardrobes so my suggestion… for that type of person is to incorporate color through their accessories, whether that be a scarf, a pair of shoes, a great bag, these are all really easy ways to take your basics and give them that extra little bit of a pop.
SW: What are some really specific ideas for inexpensive items we can add? I know that you like the glasses, for example.
BG: I think there are many different things. It could be a piece of jewelry, it could be a simple cuff, it could be a nice statement necklace. You could do it through a colorful framed sunglass. You could do it through a pair of pumps or a nice pair of lace-up sneakers…. I think one of the easiest and [most] inexpensive ways [to incorporate print into your wardrobe] is to wear a great scarf. You’ll probably want to select a scarf that’s made out of a thinner material so it’s not too bulky, but that’s a really great way to add print and also color into your wardrobe.
SW: I’m sure you have a lot of projects coming up; you’re a busy man. But tell me about your partnership with Diet Coke.
BG: I’m a huge fan –big lover– of Diet Coke and I’ve partnered with them for their It’s Mine campaign. They’ve created millions of uniquely designed bottles. No two bottles are exactly the same, and they’re in these amazing, wonderful prints and graphic prints. I’m excited to… get fans in touch with these bottles, which are available for a limited time.
SW: Cool. Now, is there a contest associated with this?
BG: There is. There’s an opportunity for fans of Diet Coke to enter the It’s Mine sweepstakes. We’re asking them to take a picture of themselves styled in their most fabulous outfit, holding their It’s Mine Diet Coke bottle, and [post it to Twitter hashtagged with] #ITSMINEsweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000 of my must-haves that I’ve picked myself, and also a year’s supply of Diet Coke. This contest is on until March 31.
SW: That’s awesome. I love Diet Coke!
BG: Me too.
SW: So now I want to know more about your career as a stylist. You’ve worked with an impressive bunch of A-listers. Thinking back on the looks you’ve created, what’s your favorite one?
BG: You know, I think one of my most favorite looks was Jessica Alba at the Golden Globes in . She was wearing a melon-colored strapless Oscar de la Renta mermaid gown with a $6 million Harry Winston necklace. So that was one of my favorite looks of the past. I would say that one of my more recent favorite looks was Sarah Hyland at the Emmys this past year in a really gorgeous burgundy structural Zac Posen gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. That was a really, really great red carpet moment.
SW: Oh, I totally remember Jessica’s necklace. That was pretty amazing.
BG: Yes. That was amazing and also stressful for me, ’cause that’s a lot of money [laughs].
SW: Uh, yeah, that’s definitely a lot of money around one person’s neck! Okay, last one to close it out: which celebrity –past, present, dead or alive– would you love to have the chance to style right now?
BG: Well that’s one of my favorite question and an easy question: Marilyn Monroe. I’ve been obsessed with Marilyn Monroe since I was a little kid. My room was covered in photos of her, I watch all of her movies, I listen to her music. She’s a constant style muse for me, so that would be a dream come true.