You may have heard of Michelle Money, the most polarizing bachelorette since, well, ever.
With her snarky side commentary and almost unfallible fashion (we’ll agree to disagree on her Women Tell All outfit) Michelle Money made Mondays unforgettable.
The Salt Lake City stylista sat down exclusively with Possessionista to dish about the dress that got her kicked off the show, the secret behind the bachelorette tans and reveals that she knew exactly what she was doing when she stepped out of the limo in that House of Dereon Animal Print dress, and into our hearts.
Our black, stone, cold hearts.
Possessionista: It’s obvious you thought a lot about what you wore for the show. Just how many suitcases did you bring and what was inside them?
Michelle Money: I packed 8 suitcases instead of the 3 suitcases the suggested. I paid $500.00 extra when I left Salt Lake City just on extra bags! And leaving Anguilla? $900.00. Each suitcase had its own category: two for shoes, one for tops, one for bottoms, one for dresses, one for toiletries, one for cold weather conditions and yes, an entire suitcase of jewelry and accessories! That suitcase barely made it through customs in Costa Rica! I held up the entire cast and crew while I tried to convince security that I wasn’t selling jewelry. The only reason he beilieved me is because I showed him two suitcases of shoes that were all a size 8…..proving that I was most definitely no criminal. Just a very high maintenance traveler!
Possessionista: I got a ton of requests right off the bat for your Dereon dress on the first night. What was your favorite fashion moment on the show?
Michelle Money: Prior to leaving for the bachelor, I was on a mission to find the perfect limo dress. I was having a hard time finding something that spoke to me. But around 2am while surfing the Internet I found her. I have never seen a dress that has made my jaw drop like that one! But as it would happen, it wasn’t’ available until October which was far too late. I sent off an email to my stylists. Operation: Limo Dress was in effect. After a week of unsponsive calls and emails I was just about to give up but 3 days before I left, House of Dereon called us back and said they would send it! It was a Bachelor fashion miracle! I received the dress the day I left for the Bachelor. The producers were not crazy about this dress when I put it on for them. It left me feeling a little unsure. But then the stylist on the show fell in love with it!! He warned me that people would either love it or hate it and that it would most definitely be talked about. But that is what I love about fashion. Making a statement. So that is exactly what I did! And after we shared that amazing night together, I kissed her and held her one last time and then I sent her back to Beyonce. And I have missed her ever since.
Possessionista: Watching it back, did you ever wear anything that you regret?
Possessionista: You made it pretty far. Were you running out of clothes or were there pieces we never saw?
Michelle Money There was a whole suitcase packed that never got opened while filming the Bachelor. It was all my cold weather clothes! I had a pair of Anthropologie extra wide leg trousers from like, 4 years ago and they are amazing!!! I also brought this jacket that buttons up asymmetrically with the folds of the fabric. The collar wraps around and almost looks like a scarf. It is from Anthropologie last fall. I actually wore it in “Midway to Heaven” Oh! I am also wearing my favorite wide leg slacks that I mentioned earlier with it!! OMG! I totally forgot! Cute!! Go check it out! Comes out on DVD in mid April! I also have a fur coat that I wanted to rock with these Rich and Skinny jeans that are super tight and sexy. I wanted to wear it out on a date with these Stuart Weitzman heels but instead, I wore a hemet and harness. Not quite as sexy.
Possessionista: Tell me a little about your beauty regimen? What kind of makeup do you use?
Possessionista: Your monogram necklace created major fashion buzz. What were some of your favorite accessories on the show?
Possessionista: In Costa Rica and Anguilla, all the girls were rocking little braids and I hear you were the source of them. I also know you all shared nail polish. Tell us a fashion or beauty Bachelor fun fact.
Possessionista: What are your fashion splurges? What’s your guilty pleasure when it comes to shopping?
Possessionista: You mentioned you turned 30 during the show (haha!) how does that influence the way you dress? Do you think women in their 30s should dress differently than they did in their 20s?
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