‘Below Deck Med’: Is Kate Chastain From ‘Below Deck’ Shading Bugsy Drake’s Tablescapes?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Former chief stew Kate Chastain from Below Deck says the best way you gown is indicative of the way you design a tablescape. And whereas she shared constructive remarks about Below Deck Mediterranean‘s incoming second stew Christine “Bugsy” Drake, did she throw somewhat shade her approach about her outfit?

Kate Chastain from 'Below Deck'
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“I think Bugsy is gorgeous,” Chastain mentioned on Bravo’s The Daily Dish podcast. “Bright blue eyes. She’s got this charming accent, she’s very bubbly. Her Instagram, she’s a natural influencer.”

“And she’s always been very sweet to me in DMs and stuff,” Chastain added. “But here’s what I will say. Let’s talk about her outfit walking up the dock.”

Kate Chastain compares what you put on to the way you adorn

Chastain has brazenly discussed her love of decor and getting inventive with each theme events and her tablescapes. Like Chastain, Drake’s signature fashion is in her desk decor too. But Chastain made this one comparability.

“Tablescapes for every person is basically a reflection of how you dress,” Chastain shared. “Hannah’s style is lacking. And I don’t get it. Bugsy is the other end of the spectrum there. She’s like over the top. Matchy, matchy, matchy. Palm fronds backpack, palm fronds in my hair necklace, palm fronds earnings.”

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“I feel Bugsy is actually into tablescapes,” Chastain noticed. “Courtney [Skippon] my stewardess from [season 7], queen icon legend. We DM from time to time and it’s like ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears.’ There’s one that’s too little, one that’s too much. We like it just right. I think that what’s elegant is something that’s beautiful but that you aren’t trying so hard. There’s a difference between simplicity and doing nothing.”

She nonetheless doesn’t perceive why Hannah Ferrier doesn’t like doing tables

“I don’t understand how as a yacht stewardess why you don’t like doing tablescapes,” she mentioned. “It’s literally the only job where I get to be creative. It’s the best part of your job. The fact that she doesn’t like it and I’m like ‘What’s wrong with you?’ But then I see her outfits and it all makes sense.”

Chastain has made a comparability between outfits and tablescapes previously. “So the placemats are the skirt, jeans bottoms,” she shared on the podcast. “The napkins, the linens are the top. And then the napkin ring is your accessories, your jewelry. How people dress and how people do a table — it’s all the same.”

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She additionally thinks Ferrier was most likely each indignant and scared that Drake would return. Chastain notices Ferrier does just a few issues that point out she’s having nervousness. “What Hannah does when she’s nervous or intimidated is she plays with her necklace,” Chastain noticed. “And if it’s at dinner service, she plays with her earpiece.” She additionally thinks maybe Ferrier ought to have placed on headphones when she retreated to her cabin to take heed to motivational management movies. “I was like honey put your earbuds in!” Chastain mentioned. “Google it. Read it. Don’t play it on speaker.”

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