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Primetime Fashion Recap: 'Bachelorette' Finale

By Melissa Goldstein on
The Bachelorette – Season 8, Episode 11 – Emily finally picks her man on the show's season finale.  (ABC)Last night’s epic three-hour finale of the Bachelorette saw Emily Maynard choose between her final two suitors: dashing racecar driver Arie, and chaste, skateboard-tossing, water mogul-cum-amateur puppeteer Jef. To assist in our Bachelorette’s decision-making process, her family was flown to Curacao to meet the contenders. Jef was up first, scoring major points with Em’s fam (perhaps...Read Full Story

Primetime Fashion Recap: 'Bachelorette' Episode 9

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The Bachelorette – Season 8, Episode 9 – Emily arrives in Curaçao with her three remaining suitors. (ABC)Last night’s episode of The Bachelorette saw Emily Maynard struggle with choosing her final two amidst a sea of questions.There were questions small, like Sean’s “Do you want to go snorkeling (to break up the awkward silence of my not saying ‘I Love You’)?”; questions big, like Jef’s “do you want to meet my parents (since they’ve finally agreed to acknowledge your existence)?"; exclamatory...Read Full Story

Primetime Fashion Recap: 'Bachelorette' Episode 8

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The Bachelorette – Season 8, Episode 8 – Emily visits her final four's hometowns, and encounters more than a few surprises. (Abc)Last night’s “meet the parents” episode of the Bachelorette saw Emily Maynard channel an NRA spokesmodel, engage in an after-dinner spot of Polish folk dancing, and come face-to-face with a menacing crowd of stuffed animals. The first stop on her familial tour was Chris’s hometown in Chicago, where she greeted her suitor in a pair of red almost-bellbottoms. “I felt...Read Full Story

Primetime Fashion Recap: 'Bachelorette' Episode 7

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The Bachelorette – Season 8, Episode 7 – Emily and her suitors go to Prague. (Abc)Having conquered the cities of London and Dubrovnik, the intrepid crew of the good ship Bachelorette journeyed to Prague last night, for what may have been the most narratively complex episode of the series thus far—an episode that not only contained more symbolism than the Davinci Code, but also touched on Sean’s uncanny ability to track Emily Maynard with his internal GPS, a family of puppets and one very...Read Full Story

Primetime Fashion Recap: 'Bachelorette' Episode Six

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The Bachelorette – Season 8, Episode 6 – Emily and her suitors travel to Croatia. ABCLast night’s episode of Disney Pixar’s Bachelorette featured grown men screening Brave, the shock dismissal of Ryan (if dismissing someone who talks ceaselessly about his “worldly gifts” is shocking), the total demasculinization of Chris, a much contested mug and a lot of confusion about Croatia. The trip begins with Travis and Emily's one-on-one date in the medieval city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, which leads us...Read Full Story

Primetime Fashion Recap: 'Bachelorette' Episode 5

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The Bachelorette – Season 8, Episode 5 – Emily and her suitors get dramatic in jolly old England. ABCLast night’s London-staged episode of Emily’s husband hunt saw Ryan hone his thespian skills, Jef and Sean score major points, Arie lose his frontrunner status, Kalon crash and burn, and several of the guys struggle with misunderstandings ranging from Three’s Company to Atonement on the severity scale.Emily kicked things off with a double-decker bus tour of London on the arm of American-as-a...Read Full Story

Primetime Fashion Recap: 'Bachelorette' Episode 2

By Melissa Goldstein on
The Bachelorette – Season 8, Episode 2 – Emily Maynard puts her men to the test with the help of some Muppets. (From ABC)Remember in Dangerous Minds how Michelle Pfeiffer was all, “I’m not your usual teacher” and used her leather jacket and karate and Bob Dylan lyrics to break through to the gang? Last night’s episode of The Bachelorette was kind of like that, only with chocolate chip cookies and the Muppets and some band called Gloriana. Yes, in case you didn’t get the memo, this season of...Read Full Story

Primetime Fashion: Bachelor Recap, 'Women Tell All' Edition

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Courtney pictured in the main image. Kacie B., Emily and Blakely pictured from the top down. (Screen Grabs from ABC)Last night’s installment of the recurring finale-block that is the "Women Tell All" episode proved more interesting than most, especially considering Chris Harrison’s headline for the evening’s stars: “The Most Memorable Women That Didn’t Find Love.” (No, it isn’t the catchiest of titles, but the producers’ first choice, “The Biggest Loser” was already taken).As a coming...Read Full Story

Primetime Fashion: Bachelor Recap Episode Nine

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ABC.comFilmed in the pastoral wonderland that is Interlaken, Switzerland, where adorable baby sheep scamper on green hillsides and mountainous panoramas twinkle at every turn, the ninth episode of The Bachelor was, as Courtney observed, “like a fairytale.” And, as always, our Prince Charming had to overcome many obstacles—including making forced metaphors about how the millionth helicopter ride of the season reflected his relationship arc with Nicki, and how forcing a terrified Lindzi down...Read Full Story

Primetime Fashion: Bachelor Recap Episode Eight

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ABC.comTimed, fittingly, as a prelude to this Sunday’s Oscars, the eighth episode of The Bachelor, in which Ben went home to meet his prospective in-laws—all eight of them—had the makings of an Academy Award Show. For starters, there were the opening numbers: from Lindzi’s skillful equestrian display to Kacie B.’s seasoned baton twirling performance with the town’s marching band, to Nicki’s wacky boot-and-Stetson shopping spree, each of our wife nominees was out to entertain.But, as ever, it...Read Full Story