Lea Michele: Brad Goreski Is My Secret Style Weapon

Lea Michele
Lea Michele and Brad Goreski. Andrew Southam

For Lea Michele, fittings aren't just about clothing — they're about gossip. That's because she's getting styled by one of her best friends, Brad Goreski.

"We're similar personalities," Goreski, 39, told Us Weekly as we sat in on one of their sessions in L.A., on August 13. "We get together and go into our TV shows, music." To which Michele, 30, added, "We're not talking about the Olympics or the election. We're talking about who's hot, who's losing weight, who's dating who."

When the duo's not dishing on the latest juicy news, they're working hard on revamping Michele's sultry style. "We've taken her sexy vibe — bodycon dresses really work on her — and started showing other sides of her personality," the Fashion Police cohost explains.

The Scream Queens star doesn't feel like Goreski's new ideas are forced upon her, though. "He's never said, 'You have to wear this.' It doesn't matter if it just came off the runway, it matters how it looks and feels," she tells Us. "I'm not a model. I'm not the type of person you can put anything on and they'll look good. I'm a 5-foot-3 Jewish-Italian girl from New York. I truly believe that looking good comes from within. Our process is such a fun experience that I feel like it shows."

Goreski weighs in on her everyday wardrobe too. "Lea was going to get her hair done the other day and asked me to pick her out something," the stylist, who also works with Kaley Cuoco and Sarah Hyland, shares. "I was like 'Oh, these white jeans are cute, and this black bodysuit, and then we'll do a jean jacket and a cute heel. And you can wear this choker I brought!'"

The Glee alum then admitted, "I'd never touched those white jeans, and now I wear them every single day."

For more from Michele and Goreski's fitting interview, including which outfit made the stylist as nervous as "Aly Raisman's squirmy parents," check out the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Wednesday, August 31.

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