NBC ‘Fashion Star’ Episode 4 Recap & Shopping Links

NBC Fashion Star,  Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos, Nicole Richie NBC 'Fashion Star' Judges: Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos and Nicole Richie. Photo credit: John Russo/NBC. Image courtesy of RollingStone.com

Welcome back NBC "Fashion Star" fans! For those who are new to my recaps, welcome; please scroll down to the bottom for links to my previous posts. On last night's episode (four) winning designers Barbara Bates, Kara Laricks, Luciana Scarabello, Nikki Poulos and Sara Parrott were challenged to design one high end market piece and one low end piece. And with the help of celebrity mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos the beautiful pieces are now available for purchase at Macy's, Saks and H&M.



Designer Barbara Bates received her first purchase of the competition from Macy's buyer Caprice Willard.


Sleeveless Printed Halter Shirtdress ($99.00): Updated A-line shirtdress with V-neckline and notched collar. Band halter slips around back of neck with button front and front cargo pockets. Color: Print


Barbara Bates Macys NBC Fashion Star Printed Halter ShirtdressSleeveless Printed Halter Shirtdress by Barbara Bates (color: print) – Macy's


Sleeveless Hooded Halter Dress ($79.00): Ponte-knit dress with V-neckline, zip front and contrast trim throughout. Halter strap with hood slips around back of neck, front zip pockets and hits at midthigh. Fully lined. Color: Tan @BatesDesign


Barbara Bates NBC Fashion Star Sleeveless Hooded Halter Dress Tan Macy's NBC Fashion StarSleeveless Hooded Halter Dress by Barbara Bates (color: tan) – Macy's


For the fourth consecutive week H&M buyer Nicole Christie purchased from self-taught designer Sarah Parrott while also purchasing a high end retro dress from designer Nikki Poulos. @hmusa


For the fourth week in a row, Sarah Parrott's designs are sold out online. Be sure to check with your local H&M store to see if they're available in your area.

Sarah Parrott—
Dress ($24.95): Knee-length, fitted dress in woven fabric. Waist seam, side pockets, hidden drawstring and slit at back. Color: Red


H&M NBC Fashion Star Sarah G ParrottNBC "Fashion Star"® Sarah G Parrott. Image courtesy of H&M


Fashion Star® Ep 4 Red Dress Designed by Sarah  SKU ID #369321 NBC Fashion Star Sarah G ParrottFashion Star® Ep 4 Red Dress Designed by Sarah G. Parrott (color: red) – H&M


Dress ($39.95): Short cotton dress with asymmetrical wrap-front skirt, padded shoulders and open back. Metal clip back, hidden drawstring and snap fastener on skirt. Color: Off-White @sarahgparrott


Fashion Star® Ep 4 White Dress Designed by SarahNBC Fashion Star® Episode 4 White Dress Designed by Sarah Parrott (color: white) – H&M


Nikki Poulos—Dress ($34.95): Long jersey dress with a printed pattern, long sleeves and wrap skirt. Low-cut neckline with button, elasticized waistband with ribbon, and buttoned sleeve cuffs. Color: Multi


H&M NBC Fashion Star Nikki Poulos NBC "Fashion Star"® Nikki Poulos. Image courtesy of H&M

Nikki Poulos beautiful dress from week four is also sold out online. Be sure to check your local H&M store to see if the dress is available in your area.

H&M NBC Fashion Star Nikki Poulos Fashion Star® Ep 4 Dress Designed by Nikki PoulosNBC "Fashion Star"® Episode 4 Dress Designed by Nikki Poulos – H&M

Saks Fifth Avenue buyer Terron E. Shaffer deemed former fourth grade teacher Kara Laricks a "fashion leader" after purchasing her jacket, while also investing in Luciana Scarabello for her first purchase of the competition.


  • Kara Laricks— Long Tailcoat Jacket ($395.00): The striking cut away tailcoat defines this fitted jacket, cinched in the back by a vibrant satin sash. Satin lapels with three-quarter sleeves and princess seams. Mock flap pockets with detachable back sash. Color: Black

  • Luciana Scarabello—Beaded & Pleated Silk Dress ($225.00): Shapely pleats and beaded lace bodice dress made of washed silk. Split V-neckline with button down placket and side zipper. Double front and back pleats. Color: Orchid


Kara Larics, Luciana Scarabello, Saks Fifth Avenue NBC Fashion Star Screen Shot Episode 4 WinnersScreenshot of the winning designs by Kara Laricks and Luciana Scarabello. NBC "Fashion Star"® – Saks Fifth Avenue

Be sure to tune in next week as the designers will be challenged to create a live window display.


NBC "Fashion Star" Recaps:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *