This next part of my Bachelorette’s retrospect is going to start with some of the looks that made our hearts laugh and/or flutter as we watched JP and Ashley fall in love. Below you will find a variety of “looks” (including Fashion and SOCKS!) and facial expressions that got instant reactions from me throughout the series. I will try and limit myself to 2 or 3 per episode… “try” being the keyword here!
Before we start, let’s take a first look at JP (very objectively of course…)
Meet JP Video
EPISODE 1 – FIRST NIGHT
First night = first looks! So how did JP and Ashley react when they first saw each other:
Pretty good on both sides… this bodes well!
As far as the other guys go… my initial top 3 (based on LOOKS ONLY!) in no particular order:
Mickey (you seeing the dark hair/blue eyes trend here?)
and JP (yes, from the start! Must be that shaved head!)
Talking about the 25 Bachelors, I went back to that first episode to spot the Fashionistas… and the others. To be honest, most were OK, pretty standard and boring. So here are my standouts… (and I will not mention the way JP rocks the pink shirt. Oops!)
First (and mostly!), it’s got to be Jeff (aka #kidscomeinsidethemaskisout). I did not get the Mask thing at first, but he is a great guy, and looking back it is a very funny way to make an entrance!
Worst tie of the evening goes to Lucas… hint: do not match your tie to your hair!
Best dresser of the night goes to Mickey! Love the clear suit and the colors of the tie, shirt and pocket piece are spot on with his eyes!
And to finish, worst overall (sorry Anthony, just too ‘swarmy’ from the gold chain to the open shirt and the attitude!)
Back to our Team Cupcake, let’s take a look at the First Rose ceremony, and the pictures below say it all… JP starts confident and cool, then seem to get a bit worried… until Ashley calls his name (kept it quite late too!) and gives him the rose. Nice!
And now onto the critical matter of JP’s footwear… I love JP, I think he is a beautiful man inside and out, but the socks issue is grating 🙂 I do not consider myself vain (I know little about fashion, trust me you wouldn’t want to let Nat Getz in my wardrobe for fear she’ll have a heart attack!) but some things are just NO! So the brown shoes, black pants and grey socks combo from that first cocktail party…
’nuff said! JP, here is a cool site if you’re interested LOL.
EPISODE 2 – FIRST KISS
One of the least exciting episode in term of JordAsh, so I will be brief (!!!).
This is where Ashley wears some of my favorite clothes of the season (D&G Hello!) and of course the first kiss… So let’s take a photographic journey:
2 of the best outfits of the season, straight off on the first 1-1 (with #whereisWilliam), that gorgeous white lace Dolce & Gabanna number (I believe that dress remains one of JP’s favorites), and the green off the shoulder dress from Harmony Lane (Thank you http://www.possessionista.com. I wish I could wear anything so pretty, ever 🙂
Funniest “look” of the episode, is the one on JP’s face when Ash appeared wearing that dress to take another guy on a 1-on-1 date – it was priceless!
But thankfully, he got his time to shine, and that he surely did… Here are some stills from the Cocktail party and that First Kiss:
Finally on this kiss, I really like how they were holding hands just after… 10/10 on chemistry!
Rose ceremony – This was pretty uneventful, except when JP’s name was called. Remember his “That’s what i’m talking about”? Here are some pics:
But then Ashley gets that little smile she often did just before calling JP, which she did of course, prompting his now famous “That’s what I’m talking about” and what I must call a smug smile! The two of them sizzle!
To finish on this episode 2, let’s look at JP’s footwear… well very little to see this time around. So I’m just going to put something else, (we call that eye candy!)
EPISODE 3 – FIRST CUPCAKE DATE
OK, straight of, I do not want to dwell on the negative in this blog, so no F*ing Bentley or William. I will stay focused on our favorite Team Cupcake and their first 1 on 1 date!
Here we go, the best looks from Ash and JP’s date, starting with the look on JP’s face when he got the date card 🙂
I have to admit, this is the point in the series where I really fell for JP. The kind of support he gave Ashley after the days she had just had, and given how sad she was, was fabulous.
Best bits from that date are actually from the MTA interview with Ash. (That was so funny!) We have JP breaking things down and being useless with remotes, to a lovely cuddle, so lovely Ash fell asleep (and snoring)!
On the footwear‘s side, I think ABC feels the same way about JP’s as I do… they even hide his feet at time. Although I loved the barefeet/redfaced look!
That’s all for now! Talk to you all soon!