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Episode 2: Brad Takes Manhattan

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Last night, Episode 2 of Bravo's "It's a Brad, Brad World" premiered—and we watched as Brad Goreski traveled to New York for the Met Ball, for meetings galore, and for a bit of a family reunion. The episode centered around Brad fretting over the need for more work, and a series of make-or-break meetings with Gilt, InStyle, and Details. The takeaway: Stop worrying, it's in the bag. Duh—you're on TV: no one's saying no to you.

Anyway, the meeting with Gilt—essentially a commercial for Gilt's fabulous brands at shockingly low prices—involved his styling a sale for the site which, totally coincidentally, is taking place right now. Next, at InStyle, Brad scored a monthly page for his musings and likes. Finally, a Details meeting—which in real time seemed to not go so well—ended up with his being asked to style a spread on pops of color for September. In the meantime: Girls night, assistant trial-and-error, his mom and sister visit New York, and Gary pops back up—direct from a mini-break in London.

On final bit worth noting: In third grade Brad dressed like Madonna for Halloween.

10. '70s New York fantasy: "In my Halston dress and my little disco titties ?"

9. Get into it: "POC!" Short for Pops of Color.

8. Brad gets together with his "lady crew." "When I'm with them I feel as if I also have a vagina."

7. "I looked super cute but cute does not pay the bills!" That said, "What people basically want is to wear things that'll get them laid."

6. On wearing color: "Not everybody wants to look like a box of crayons!"

5. "It's the simple things in life—except getting people ready for the Met Ball isn't simple ..."

4. Diva moment? "Now I want to be the point person for absolutely nothing! For not one thing!

3. Continued: "And bring me a coffee and a protein shake—because I'm also sick of going to those places!"

2. There are several reasons people hire Brad. "Such as: I'm fun to be around! I wear cute outfits to fittings!"

1. "This is like a styling marathon!"

Crying moments: 1

·Brad's Bow Ties: An Album [Racked Facebook]
·It's a Brad, Brad World [Bravo]