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Bravo is pitting the Rachel Zoe Project (season 5) and It's a Brad, Brad World (season 2) against each other on Wednesday nights. It's Fashion's Night In, people! We at Racked are keeping score and will crown a winner each week before naming the champion of Bravo's fashion block. May the best fashionista win.
First, the recaps: Last night The Rachel Zoe Project was all about Rachel not really loving leaving her comfort zone on the stylist's side of the camera—a billboard for Jockey starring the stylist is unveiled before she sort of awkwardly films a series of web videos for the underwear brand. She also ends up with a supporting role in a shoot she styles for Elle—a shoot inspired by her power-woman, having-it-all stylishness. Otherwise, there is more discussion of a New York apartment and the prospect of a second child is introduced.
Meanwhile on It's a Brad, Brad World: Brad and Gary finally move into their huge new house in Westwood. At work, Brad and his team have two new styling clients. Model Coco Rocha is first up, and she's getting ready for a red carpet event tied to her reality show The Face. Later, they're dressing Noot Seear for a series of ads for some fancy headphones.
Best Life Lesson
TRZP: Women can finally start considering the backpack—now that The Row makes them.
IABBW: "It has to be the best time every time, especially the first time."
Winner: The backpack, it's back.
Best Hair Crisis
TRZP: Their is literally a 10-minute bangs discussion before the Jockey shoot involving like 12 people—she ends up wearing the bangs as bangs but not, like, as a full bang. Because the bangs are "modern" and indicative of the new her.
IABBW: "We have a huge problem. My hair doesn't agree with the water in Westwood."
Winner: Brad, it was high drama.
Best Modesty Moment
TRZP: "I feel like a nothing woman on both days."
IABBW: Brad can't get the windows open in his new house.
Best Celebrity Appearance
TRZP: Rachel talking with Joe Zee about a letter she just received from the President . Obama: "He's about as maje as they come."
IABBW: Nicknames emerging from the Coco shoot include "Noot shoot!" "Nootie Patootie!" And: "Oh so Coco."
Winner: Noot and Coco—but more for the catchphrases coined than the actual appearances
TRZP: Rachel emerges for a trip to the farmer's market in a black jersey maxi and a cropped fur coat. When Rodger notes that she might be a little dressed up to lug around produce, she says, "I'm basically wearing like a sweater."
IABBW: Not a great week for Brad—there's a heinous studded jean jacket, which he plops a jeweled clutch on top of while pulling looks for Coco. There's the Givenchy shark sweatshirt which, like, who doesn't have? That tartan barracuda was pretty cute though—Duckie Brown?
Winner: Rachel the farmer.
TRZP: "Wouldn't everything be better in a Miu Miu coat?"
IABBW: "We can drop a lining into anything!"
Winner: The Miu Miu coat.
Best Thing Only Fashion People Do
TRZP: "I like your hair back like that. Do it more."
IABBW: Brad imitating Coco, if Coco were a gay man on the phone with Zac Posen.
Winner: Rachel, if only because no one wants to talk to Zac Posen.
Best Mid-commercial Moment of Ridiculous
TRZP: Rodger refers to his hair as "ridiculous" before the girls at the office go nuts braiding it. (Also, earlier in the episode he calls himself fat—Rodger was not loving him for him last night).
IABBW: Brad (and Gary) tearing apart assistant Lindsay's jam-packed closet and making fun of everything she has with an elastic waistband—of which there is quite a bit.
Winner: Brad. Rodger only would've won that for Rachel if the girls cut his hair off.
Best Indulgent Parenting
TRZP: Rachel comes home with a pile of Skyler-sized baby Gucci, including loafers and a tiny tux: "What's cuter than this?" Rodger is level-two scandalized.
IABBW: "Are you happy Pups? We basically bought this house for you."
Winner: Rachel—there's a tiny designer tux involved.
Best Tech Tie-in
TRZP: Rachel says "iPhone" like 200 times.
IABBW: After Coco gives Brad some modeling tips: "I'm gonna Instagram that shit so hard!"
Best Shoot Quote
TRZP: "Classy Problems." After being convinced to costar in the final look for the Elle shoot, Rachel has trouble deciding between a (kind of ugly) Chanel dress and a (not very evening) Tom Ford jumpsuit. They shoot her in the jumpsuit first but then she makes the model trade with her.
IABBW: Regarding a fringed jacket he gets Noot into: "I call this look Fringeasaurus Rex!" "She's fringing out!"
Winner: Fringeasaurus Rex.
TRZP: 6 points
IABBW: Only 5
The (totally unscientific and subjective) Winner of Fashion's Night In Week 5 is Rachel! Rachel builds on her lead—can Brad come back?