PureDWTS Exclusive: Designer Randall Christensen Talks Of How He Designed Meryl Davis & Charlie White’s Olympic Costumes & More
Besides Derek Hough helping Meryl Davis and Charlie White with their choreography for the Olympics, did you know there is another Dancing With The Stars connection? Below is a new interview with for Emmy Award winning and former Dancing With The Stars costume designer Randall Christensen as he designed Meryl and Charlie’s breathtaking Olympic costumes. What’s more, they won a GOLD medal in them!! @LinzeyReed and I were so fascinated to learn more, that we came up with a few questions for him. Below Mr. Christensen tells his riveting story from the heart, how he was inspired, and the details that went into making each costume. Not only that, he provided us with a sketch with some silk fabric swatches while he was in the designing process of Meryl’s “My Fair Lady” short program costume. He also tells us about his other ventures. Without further ado, below is Randall Christensen and we can’t thank him again for his time. Read on….
Hi Mr. Christensen, how are you? It’s good to be talking with you and seeing you light up twitter with your interest in the Olympics and Figure Skating. From a recent interview we read with ABC15 in Phoenix, AZ, we hear there is a very special reason why as you designed the costumes for several ice skating teams including gold metalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Congratulations! Their costumes were absolutely divine and your best work yet. We can’t imagine what you must feel like knowing you had a part in them winning Gold in your stunning designs.
I HAVE TO SAY, IT IS BEYOND AN HONOR TO DRESS OUR NEW OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS! I THOUGHT WORKING WITH THE STARS AND DANCERS ON DWTS WAS FULFILLING (WHICH IT WAS), BUT MERYL AND CHARLIE ARE OLYMPIANS! LET ALONE OUR COUNTRY’S HEROES! I WAS THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE.
Can you tell us about how and when this union came to be? What was the designing process like and working with Meryl and Charlie for the Olympics? Was Derek Hough involved in any way with the costume process since he choreographed their Short dance?
MY COMPANY HAS BEEN WORKING WITH MERYL AND CHARLIE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WHILE I WAS STILL WORKING ON DWTS. THEY APPROACHED US IN 2009/2010 TO MAKE COSTUMES FOR THEM. WHEN I ENDED MY RUN ON DWTS THEY Read more..
Yesterday, stylist Aaron King gave Peta Murgatroyd a new haircut. Now she is sporting a “shag” as you can view below in a pic she tweeted out. How I miss Peta’s long hair, but, this is cute. What do you think? Also, if you head to the Just Jared Jr, you can see Peta pictured with Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush star James Maslow last night in a black leather outfit. What a hot look…and uhhh, James is looking pretty good himself.
Dancing With The Stars Brooke Burke Charvet is gracing the cover of the new Spring 2014 issue of New You Magazine. If you visit their official Facebook page, you can see the cover as well as other photos of her for what’s featured inside. The Daily Mail also has a sneak peek of Brooke in the new issue. She chats about her marriage and children and how important it is to have “a team” behind you, aging, and lots more. The new issue of New You Magazine hit news stands this week. Be sure to pick up a copy!!
If you’ve been following Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet at twitter, you know she’s been keeping herself really busy this summer in the off season spending quality time with her husband and family. Brooke has also been promoting her new intiMINT line as well as taking part is some new photo shoots such as a “covered topless” Major League shoot which you can view at Egotastic.com. Don’t worry. It’s tastefully done (in my opinion ).
Brooke was also seen recently taking photos for a bikini shoot at her house in Malibu (pictured above). You can see more candid pics of Brooke behind the scenes at Actress Book.
Also, check out this recent video below at Brooke’s You Tube channel where she discusses what turns her on in a guy. She has some good advise for them too.
So, question: would you like to see Brooke dance or co-host in the Dancing With The Stars All-star season? Vote below and let us know what you think?
Hmmm, I think it might be cool to see Brooke dance again…especially with someone else like Tristan or Maks.
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Brooke Burke Charvet’s new line of lingerie called “intiMINT“. Now the Dancing With The Stars co-host has released some of the shoot and what happened “behind the scenes” with the photographer Yu Tsai.
Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars pro Cheryl Burke. Last night, she graced the Red Carpet in curls and this gold satin number to help unveil “Mizumi” which is a stunning new spot for haute cuisine at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Other celebrities to attend the grand opening were Paris Hilton, Ashley Tisdale, and Nick Hissom. You can view more photos at Zimbio Pictures.
I’m really liking this dress on Cheryl. What do you think?
Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke Charvet is launching a new line of lingerie called “intiMINT“. The new line (which she models above) will include lace g-strings, briefs, boyshorts, bralettes, racerback tanks, robes, nightgowns, and separates. In promotion with the launching, there is a new interview up at Brooke’s website Modern Mom. Below is a take for why Brooke thinks Moms will love her new lingerie line.
Why do you think moms will love your new line?
I think the first thing that goes when we become mothers is our “me time” – the time we spend on ourselves. I think it’s super important for moms to bring their sexy back and to not lose their sense of self. We have to remember that we are still women!
Something as simple as intimate apparel – a beautiful pair of panties and a bra with a sexy detail – might help you feel like a sensual woman again. It can help you remember that woman behind the scenes, the woman you were before you had children. Trust me, your husband will appreciate it, but do it for your own inner Goddess too.
Lingerie is the first thing we put on in the morning and the closest things to our body. I know sometimes we only have five minutes to throw on our gear before rushing out the door to carpool, work or whatever other mommy commitment we have…. and as moms, I think we sometimes forget how sexy we are!
I want to encourage women to take style chances, add color to their wardrobe and learn to layer and have fun with the sexy pieces in the intiMINT line. Simply making the choice to dress your body in intimate apparel that is both comfortable and beautiful can make such a difference in the way you feel throughout the day!
Nice. I love it. Be sure to read more at Modern Mom. You can view more pictures of Brooke directing on the set as well.
To get early VIP access to see her line when it fully launches, sign up at intiMINT.
Brooke looks stunning no matter what she wears it seems whether it’s all glam for Dancing With The Stars or seen casually out and about shopping in Malibu as she is in this cute Maxi dress. You can read an article and view more pics of Brooke at the Daily Mail. One picture includes Brooke and her husband seen celebrating his birthday recently.
Pictured above is Dancing With the Stars Dance Troupe member Sharna Burgess. On May 19th, Sharna attended California’s L.A. Unified School District High Schools 4th Annual Beyond The Bell’s Take Action Leadership Campaign which benefits after school and in-school activities and programming as a vehicle to reduce violence, increase attendance, improve grades, and prepare students for college and the job market. You can view more pictures of Sharna at the event as well as other celebrities who attended at Getty Images. There is a fun little article at the Huffington Post and some pictures of the talent show part as well.