Burning Questions

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Dec 17, 20090

Bravotv.com: What made you want to start your own fashion line?

I love fashion...always have!  We bring in unique clothing designers to Roseark and I have always worked with them closely on designing couture pieces for my store.  Now I feel confident I can design my own fashion line!

Bravotv.com: How would you describe your own personal style?

My clothing is always a palette/canvas for my jewelry so I really dress around my jewels (i.e..snakes, eagles, arrowheads, etc.) Classic with an edge is how I would describe it.  I'm definitly not afraid to take risks!

Bravotv.com: How have you gotten along with your design expert Emil so far? Do you feel you have a similar design sensibility?

How did I get so lucky to be paired with Emil?!  All the stars were aligned for sure!  We have the same sensibility, attention to detail and refined work - great ingredients together.  With my jewelry background and style mixed with his refined, classic detail...it feels so safe and creative to work with this beautiful man.

14 comments
Teri Bourget
Teri Bourget

Marilyn was a true lady with grace & professionalism in handling her line being dropped. Coco is an extremely talented designer & seamstress, no doubt, however, she was even irritating me, just watching her inability to be a team player. Marilyn is a business executive with a vision. Coco was assigned as her industry expert, I would think, to guide & help Marilyn interpret, materialize, articulate her concepts. I think Coco might have misunderstood what her "job description" entailed. Marilyn is used to conducting business & communicating in a way that Coco is not accustomed to. Marilyn is extremely focused & goal-oriented - no nonsense - straightforward. Coco was way too sensitive & took everything too personal...if it wasn't for that, they would have made a great team. I think Marilyn has admirable leadership skills and will be successful with her line and future endeavors!

Rena ATX
Rena ATX

I think that Marilyn's expert caused her line to get droped if she would have spent more time blending both ideals insted of acting like a child to get her way the line would have not ben dropped they both have talent but the expert took her handle to the head which in turn slamed the door in Marilyn's face the whole world has ben cheated of new looks thanks to COCO's bitter sweet taste!!!!!!!!!!

tantcx
tantcx

we can't make any judgement for listening one side of story. I think Merily must had given Coco a hard time. That is why she was so stressed out! The show had leaned on Merily's side, it must be something we didn't get to see off camera.

Ellen
Ellen

I do a little sewing and I understood Marilyn's description of her dress, why don't the D Squared check the dailies and see what is happening with the experts? She seemed be jealous that Marilyn might get more attention. Although with the histrionics I don't know how!! The questions they asked her made me feel like they had a hint of what was going on. They then thanked her like she was a wonderful help to Marilyn. Talk about sticking together!!!! BRING MARILYN BACK WITH A TRUE HELPMATE

Cynthia B
Cynthia B

Yes, I agree! I understood all of Marilyn's idea's of her dress design,and little miss thing "I just don't ever know what she's talking about" PLEASE.... Expert my !!! I'm sure it's stressful enough to be on a national TV program, trying to design beautiful clothes in a short period of time, OH and surprise! you have be a phycologist! I really liked her dress and I definitely don't think she should have gone home. I think the judges or who ever picks these 'experts' should do a better background check on the people who signed up for the job.

Bravo fan-AC
Bravo fan-AC

I agree with Lonnetta Dave in her comment that the "experts" are being so problematic that the new designers are unable to allow their creative juices to flow. The last Episode with CoCo is a prime example. To bad Dan & Dean didn't address the problem when it surfaced in Episode 1 when CoCo (the expert) told us all that she had "given up" she should have been dismissed -- her attitude towards not only the task at hand but her designer was hard to watch and very upsetting.

tripwmt
tripwmt

I enjoy the show very much, I am very disappointed that Marylyn's line was dropped. Her line is what fashionable women will wear. Her professional shoulkd never be allowed on the show...... Marlyn did every thing that she could but kiss the professional's butt because she should not sew and had to depend on her and the professional knew ity and took advantage of the situation. A view of the show hosts comment will show that they themselves said the loved the top portion of the dress, those were maryln's ideas. The professional rejected refused to listen to Marlyn and rejected all of the fabric choices. The professional was full of drama. The judges them selves said Patrick's dress was hideous, and did not know who would wear it or any thing else he has designed.

It is stuff such as this that causes good entertaining shoes to fail. Just be fair and recognize the problem. You know that judge is bad news.

jen fagan
jen fagan

I agree about swapping out your expert with a dropped expert. Poor Marilyn Coco seems like an unstable woman who is frustrated that Marilyn cant use the correct lingo to communicate. Instead of helping her understand the right terms and asking questions or drawing out little examples. I am not quite sure why she agreed to be on the show when she obviously had contempt for having to help Marilyn get out her vision. She is defanelty responsible for Marily having to go home. Does anyone know who Coco is? What is her expertise other then being negative, passive aggressive and sullen?

lynn P.
lynn P.

I agree with you 100% Joyce! Marilyn's designs are what women want!She has great personality and style for the "Real Woman". Yet, the judges let her go instead of Patrick McDonald - even after admitting that "no one would buy his clothes". Makes you say, "hmmmmm........"

No style
No style

Once again I’m disappointed in these so called fashion experts. It seems too me that the judges prove just because you own a fashion business doesn’t mean you have fashion scene. To see how the judges kept some designer longer than other made the competition more about TV ratings then being fair to the designer who never stood a chance in winning.

I guess my grandmother was right “ Some were called, some were sent and Some just went…. Which one are you judges ????

Joyce McConnell
Joyce McConnell

I have enjoyed Launch My Line so far, but I agree with one of the previous posts that the Designers should be able to change their 'Expert' for a dropped expert.

Poor Marilyn had to deal with crazy 'sensitive' Coco who couldn't understand or draw anything that Marilyn described much less have anything positive to contribute to the 'partnership'. She was obstinate, argumentative, and passively agressive when Marilyn was trying to describe her ideas. She was the reason that Marilyn's Line was dropped this week.

I'm not an 'expert', but I do alot of sewing and make pattern modifications and even I understood Marilyn's descriptions of the garment ideas.

If there is an opportunity to bring back one of the Designers, I think it should be Marilyn with a NEW 'expert'. She has a solid concept for her clothing line and would have been able to grow in the competition had she had a cooperative, supportive expert to help her as the other Designers have had.

Lonnetta Daye
Lonnetta Daye

I wish Launch my Line would allow cancelled experts to return and be selected from like Project Runwaydoes with models, because some of the experts are so problematic that it's really not fair to the designers to put up with them. PLEASE,PLEASE!!!

ANGELA MCLAUGHLIN
ANGELA MCLAUGHLIN

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