Fashion Star Review

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Dear Creatives, I love being part of #CouchCritics it allows me to occasionally do reviews of movies, books, along with television shows which is actually fun for me. I love being in the know, seeing what is most current, along with seeing what might be entertaining or educational & maybe even a combination of the two.

I must admit I was super excited to be chosen to review Fashion Star. Fashion Star premiered yesterday 3-13 & is aired on NBC with 14 Eager designers 1 Winner to be chosen at the end! So let me tell you a little more about Fashion Star just in case you missed it!

Fashion Star Group Photo

About the show: The contestants are competing for the opportunity to create the next big fashion brand. The end collection of the winner will be at all three stores H & M, Macy’s & Sak’s the collection valued purchase is worth $6 Million. Of course one of the first things you think to yourself is this another Project Runway? Don’t get me wrong I am not going to compare, but here is how it differs; Less backroom time at least with the premiere. Each contestant had to come up with 3 Signature pieces of clothes that showcased their style. Then by two’s, the designers showcased clothes came down the runway with the models wearing them. A total of 3 outfits per designer. The designers then came in front of the buyers {H& M, Macy’s & Sak’s} The buyers then either gave them a purchase price or no offer, any designer with no offer then was in jeopardy of going home at the end of the show. In the end the buyers picked who would go home, explaining why.

I am in awe of the talented designers. I always enjoy seeing back room scenes of the design process, along with getting to know the personalities of the contestants. Which does end up in some situations leading to letting someone go as in last night. No one likes someone who is cocky & doesn’t take feedback for growth automatically getting defensive. Right? How could you work with someone like that when you are going to collaborate a potential end collection.

What is super about this fashion show is you can actually purchase items from the winners from the stores that bid on their collection & it’s available the next day after the show! So fashionistas if you are ready to shop, trendy new fashions another reason to watch the show.

What I could do without was the rock concert lingerie fashion show to introduce Elle Macpherson, but it was their premiere. Another thing is 90 minutes for me is a bit long. I know toss in the commercials, they did cut a few designers being showcased while very briefly giving an overview of their outcome or it could of ran to 2 hours. I am not sure if it will stay at 90 minutes or not for future shows. And although I did mention length I could of used seeing more back room time with the designers. All in all I thought the show flowed well despite the length. I enjoyed the cast of hosts & buyers, along with getting to know the designers just a bit from the first show & of course loved seeing their designs!!


The Hosts & Mentors:

Jessica Simpson


John Varvatos


Elle Macpherson


I also had to go behind the scenes & get a look at what drives these designers individual style. You might find it interesting to take a look when your done here to see the 14 designers each totally different & unique Fashion Star video interviews. Of course its neat to see a sneak peak, but I also think that from watching the show you will really get to learn more about them. I watched quite a few interviews & here is Sarah Parrott ‘s interview. What I like about her is she seems so personable. I love seeing people going for their dreams & getting closer to them.

My favorite designers so far are Sarah Parrot, Orley Shani, Lizzie Parker & Nikki Poulos. I can’t wait to get a feel for the other designers work. On a scale of 1-5, where 1 is the worst and 5 is the best For Fashion Star I am giving it “Couch Rating” of 4.

Now if you want to find out all there is to know about Fashion Star & even see some videos from last nights show you can visit NBC’sFashionStar


While your there don’t forget to sign up & earn points with their featured challenges! I got my Fashion Star Badge!

 What designer stood out in your Fashion Star style book? {if you saw it}

If you didn’t see it do you think you will try to view it next week?

“This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All the thoughts written are my own opinion & were not influenced by being compensated.


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    1. Hi Eva, I am sure you’ll like it if you enjoy fashion & even if you don’t sew. I hope you get a chance to view it, I’d love to hear what you think.

  1. I really enjoyed the show. I hope it stays the same. I think the concept is great! I also loved how the designs where available to buy right after the show! I really want that hot blue dress!

    1. Hi Amanda, I love that you can purchase designs after the show too! I checked a few out a day later & they were sold out! I wonder if they will restock? The blue dress was great! Where I live something more beachy or casual, now if I travel to the city that is another thing. I liked the show as is, but still if they show a little more backroom my smile would get bigger! lol Thanks for stopping in!

  2. Love the concept of being able to buy right after the show. I’ve watched PR so many times and wished that I could find certain items (Daniel’s coat-dress from season 2) right away!

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for dropping in. I know what you mean it is a plus to watching the show!

  3. The integration of a fashion reality competition and the ability to purchase the winning items is an AWESOME example of integrated marketing.

    1. Hi Jen, thanks for your visit & comment. Some of designers them have big personalities for sure!

  4. I haven’t even heard of this show. Now that I have a TV again, I’ll be sure to tune in. Thanks for pointing it out!

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