I have to admit, one of my life’s greatest regrets is not busting into Lindzi Cox’s dressing room at After the Final Rose, if only to see what she wore to the show that she never appeared. Fortunately Lindzi was nice enough to dish exclusively with Possessionista about the dress we never saw and those crazy finale capes.
Now settled back into the land of fleece and flannel, Lindzi talks about her Bachelor fashion and how it translates to real life in Seattle.
Possessionista: So you find out you are going on the Bachelor. How much of what we saw did you already own, and how much of it was new?
I did a LOT of pre-Bachelor retail therapy!I didn’t have very many cocktail dresses, so pretty much all of the dresses I had were new for the occasion.
Possessionista: How many suitcases did you bring?
I followed the rules and packed my limit of 3..but they were realllly big bags!Shoes had their own suitcase all to themselves, which was kind of ridiculous considering I ended up frolicking around barefoot most of the time.
Possessionista:So you made it all the way to the end. Was there anything left in your suitcase or did you wear everything?
I pretty much wore everything, at least once or twice, and found some other miscellaneous clothes and accessories from some of the other girls to wear.
Possessionista:What were some of the dresses you rejected or the final rose ceremony. What made you pick the dress you chose.
There was this really fun dress with a frilly bottom and leather on the top.It would have been so fun to wear, but the consensus of my ‘dress selection committee’ was that it would be more appropriate for a Saturday night, so we, as a group, decided on the blue tadashi shoji.I liked the feathered bottom, and it was loose enough that I could bulk up with long underwear under it!
Possessionista:What did you think when Cary told you that you’d be wearing capes. How did your friends/family respond to the final ceremony look.
Oh the capes!Cary (who I absolutely adore) had to do some pretty strong coaxing to get me to wear the cape.Finally, after some heavy negotiating, he made a deal with me and said if I could stand outside in my dress, capeless, (In Switzerland, in November) for 10 minutes, I could go without the cape.After a few minutes in that cold, the cape started to sound like a pretty genius idea!It was funny when everyone watched the finale, they all knew that I didn’t dress myself.
Possessionista:Looking back, do you wish you’d worn gloves too?
Absolutely not! No offense to Courtney, who looked stunning for the final ceremony, but I just can’t get on board with accessorizing a formal gown with gloves, besides, manicures are meant to be shown off!
Possessionista:You’re very down to earth. Which look is more comfortable for you? The formal setting or jeans and a tee shirt?
Hmmm I love them both.Jeans and Tee shirt would probably win the most comfortable award for me, but I love to kick up my heels in a fancy dress too!
Possessionista:I learned a lot of new brands because of your Bachelor style. Where do you shop?
You know, I’ve got to admit, I am a huge fan of raiding my friends’ good will piles and consignment stores!Those cute jeans and the top from my hometown date that everyone was talking about were a couple of my most memorable consignment treasures. Being a native Seattlite, Nordstrom& Nordstrom Rack are my favorites for when I feel like buying ‘new’ new clothes!
Possessionista:What did you think of Ben’s Bachelor style. Did you like his fashion, or how would you have liked to dress Ben?
I think Ben’s style suited his personality really well. Personally, I like my men dressed more on the preppy side, I’m kind of a sucker for polo shirts and 3 piece suites J
Possessionista:Your tan: real or fake?
I prefer to use the word ‘spray’, it sounds better than fake
Possessionista:Your first impression was unforgettable. How did you know you’d be able to ride a horse in that dress? Did you take that into consideration when shopping for dresses for that first night?
I didn’t know that I was going to be making an equine entrance until long after I had fallen in love with that gorgeous Dalia Macphee mermaid gown. Everyone was telling me to wear something a little more practical for riding a horse in, but I just couldn’t part with my gown, so I made it work…barely.
Possessionista:Confession: I was sad we didn’t see you on ATFR. I know you were backstage. What were you wearing?
Thanks for missing me on ATFR!I was wearing a classic Black Halo dress with turquoise jewelry; I ended up wearing it on Jimmy Kimmel Live though so it made its appearance a week later.
Possessionista:How has the Bachelor influenced your personal style. Do you think your style has changed?
Hmm that is a good question.I think my personal style is the same, but I have gotten a little more high maintenance about getting myself dressed thanks to having cameras around for so long.