If you haven't watched it yet (and really, you should), the show is about aspiring fashion designers who have a design challenge every week. Elle MacPherson hosts. The contestants are mentored by John Varvatos, Jessica Simpson, and one of my personal style icons, Nicole Richie. And I love her for more than the fact that her dad taught me how to... party, karamu, fiesta, forever....
The mentors give the contestants opinions on their creations as they are being developed. The contestants can listen to the mentors' advice or not.
The contestants have their fashions for the week displayed in a runway show. There are three buyers (Macy's, Saks 5th Ave, and H&M) who have the opportunity to place bids on the outfits. If an item is wanted by two buyers, they can do a bidding war.
If a contestant gets a bid, they are safe from elimination. If they don't get a bid, they may be kicked off the show. At the end, the mentors can choose one of the people on the chopping block to be saved, and the buyers are the ones who decide which one gets the boot.
The styles that were bought are available on-line right after the show, or in stores the next day.
I adore Nicole's style. She's a small girl who can pull off many things petite girls often shy away from, like big patterns (see the yellow gown above), maxi dresses, and she manages to not get lost in flowy fabrics.
| Edgy but feminine.|
|She toughens up a girly dress with a heavy chain bag and structured jacket.|
|With Sparrow. Balancing tight bottoms with volume on top.|
|This looks great as is, or could be more casual with flat boots. Love the hat.|
Who's your style icon?