NBC ‘Fashion Star’ Episode 6 Recap & Shopping Links!


NBC Fashion Star Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos, Nicole RichieNBC 'Fashion Star' Judges/Mentors: 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 of the post for links to my previous posts. On last night's episode (week 6) the designers were 'challenged to expand their brands outside of their comfort zones'. With the help of fashion mentors- Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos and Nicole Richie, the top five designers of the week: Ross Bennett, Ronnie Escalante, Kara Laricks, Nzimiro Oputa and Luciana Scarabello sold their beautiful garments to the likes of H&M, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. You may notice a familiar name missing from this list, self-made designer Sarah G. Parrot who up until this point was bought every week by H&M (and her designs sold out every week) was not chosen. Are you as surprised as I am?


Ronnie Escalante received his second purchase of the competition from Macy's buyer Caprice Willard who also bought Luciana Scarabello’s cropped jacket design. [Macys.com/fashionstar]


Ronnie Escalante Bathing suit, Luciana Scarabellos Cropped Jacket Macys.com/fashionstarOne-Piece Mesh Inset Swimsuit by Ronnie Escalante; Luciana Scarabello's Cropped Jacket


Luciana Scarabello— Cropped Collarless Metallic Jacket ($99.00): A classic collarless jacket with a modern cropped fit and luxe metallic brocade fabric. Braided chain trim at edges with front hook-and-eye closure. Three-quarter-length sleeves with princess seams for shape. Cropped fit hits at high waist. Fully lined. Colors: Jacquard, Blue/Gold, Multi-stripe @L_Scarabello

 Cropped Collarless Jacket by Luciana Scarabello is unfortunately sold out in Multicolored, Light Blue and Light Pink. Macy's

Ronnie Escalante— One-Piece Colorblock Mesh Swimsuit, One-Piece Mesh Inset Swimsuit ($99.00, $89.00): Sexy meets sporty in this athletic-inspired one-piece swimsuit. V-neckline with a front mesh inset and hook-and-eye closures. Contrast colorblock panels at side with high-cut leg and panel lining. Color: Turquoise and Black, Black @escalanteronnie


Ronnie Escalante One-Piece Mesh Inset BathingsuitOne-Piece Mesh Inset Swimsuit (Black) ($99.00) by Ronnie Escalante -Image courtesy of Macy's


One-piece mesh swimsuit ronnie escalanteOne-Piece Mesh Inset Swimsuit (Turquoise) ($99.00) by Ronnie Escalante -Image courtesy of Macys


H&M buyer Nicole Christie purchased a women’s wear piece from self-taught menswear designer Nzimiro Oputa as well as lingerie from Texan Ross Bennett. [http://fashionstar.hm.com] @hmusa


Nzimiro Oputa—Dress ($29.95): Short chiffon dress with folded pleats on shoulders and draping at neckline. One long and one short sleeve. Slip dress with narrow should straps and hidden side zip. Colors: Black and Purple. @nzimirooputa


Nzimiro Oputa NBC Fashion Star H&MNBC 'Fashion Star' Designer Nzimiro Oputa. Image courtesy of H&M


Fashion Star® Ep 6 Dress Designed by Nzimiro OputaNBC Fashion Star® Episode 6 Dress Designed by Nzimiro Oputa. (Black) ($29.95) -Image courtesy of H&M


Purple Nzimiro Oputa NBC Fashion Star Episode 6 Nzimiro Oputa NBC Fashion Star® Episode 6 Dress Designed by Nzimiro Oputa. (Purple) ($29.95) -Image courtesy of H&M

Ross Bennett—Lingerie Set ($14.95) : Lingerie set with triangular bra and briefs in satin with lace detail. Bra features slightly padded cups and adjustable shoulder straps. Briefs have a high elasticized wait and lines gusset. Colors: White and Pink @therbcollection


  Ross Bennett Episode 6 Lingerie Set NBC Fashion StarNBC 'Fashion Star' Ross Bennett. Image courtesy of H&M


  Episode 6 Ross Bennett NBC Fashion Star LingerieNBC 'Fashion Star' Episode 6 Lingerie Set designed by Ross Bennett (Pink) (14.95). – Image courtesy of H&M.


White lingerie set episode 6 nbc fashion star ross bennett episode 6NBC 'Fashion Star' Episode 6 Lingerie Set designed by Ross Bennett (White) (14.95). – Image courtesy of H&M.


Saks Fifth Avenue buyer Terron E. Shaffer purchased a dress from former fourth grade teacher Kara Laricks, making it Kara’s fourth purchase from Saks in the competition. [saksfifthavenue.com]


Kara Laricks—Chiffon Hi-Lo Hem Dress ($375.00): Tiers of airy striped chiffon float throughout this layered maxi silhouette. Adjustable spaghetti straps with v neckline and tiered from bust to hem. Center back zipper. Color: Black @KaraLaricks


Kara Laricks hiffon Hi-Lo Hem Dress Saks Fifth AvenueFashion Star Chiffon Hi-Lo Hem Dress by Kara Laricks. Image courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com

 NBC Fashion Star sneak peek to next week:

"The series, hosted and executive produced by Elle Macpherson, continues the search for America’s “Fashion Star” in next week's episode airing Tuesday, April 24 10-11 p.m. ET when the celebrity mentors must decide what each designer will create." Courtesy of NBC Universal


 NBC "Fashion Star" Episode 1 Recap

NBC "Fashion Star" Episode 2 Recap

NBC "Fashion Star" Episode 3 Recap

NBC "Fashion Star" Episode 4 Recap

NBC "Fashion Star Episode 5 Recap


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