Happy Wednesday all! Did you get a chance to check out last night's episode (week 2) of NBC's Fashion Star? For those who aren't familiar with the hit show (which premiered last week) NBC Fashion Star is hosted by supermodel Elle Macpherson; the designer contestants are judged by fashion entrepreneurs Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos, and the winning designs are bought by three of the biggest department stores in the country – H&M, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy's.
NBC 'Fashion Star' Judges: Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos and Nicole Richie. Photo credit: John Russo/NBC. Image courtesy of RollingStone.com
Last night Saks Fifth Avenue buyer Terron E. Shaffer purchased this plaid dress design from former fourth-grade teacher Kara Laricks:
Plaid Bow-Back Shift Dress ($325.00): Classic plaid shift dress updated with a flared hi-lo hem and waist-cinching back bow. Scoopneck dress with extended shoulders, princess seams and a back box pleat. Color: Grey Plaid. Plaid Shift Dress: Saks Fifth Avenue. Twitter.com/KaraLaricks
Sarah Parrott— Elliot Trouser ($19.95): Wide-leg pants in stretch crepe fabric featuring contrast stripes at sides and back welt pockets. Color: Off-White and Navy Blue. Unfortunately the pants are sold out on H&M's website. Twitter.com/SarahGParrott
Macy’s buyer Caprice Willard purchased garments from two designers who gave a modern spin to classic staples. [Macys.com/fashionstar]
Lisa Vian Hunter— Sleeveless Pleated Empire Waist Dress ($ 99.00) — Square neckline sleeveless dress with self-tie detail at empire waist. Front inverted pleat with back zipper and side on-seam pockets. Unlined. Color: Black & White Graphic Print, Hot Pink. I hate to break it to you once again, but this one is sold out online as well! Twitter.com/LisaVianHunter
Nizimiro Oputa— Contrast-Trim Western Shirt ($70.00)—Point collar shirt with contrast faux leather trim at collar, yoke, pocket, cuffs and hem. Chest welt pocket, long sleeves with button cuffs. Raw edges throughout. Color: Railroad Stripe, All White. Macy's. Twitter.com/NzimiroOputa