Starting Out on the Right Foot

Rising to the Challenge

Mommy Dearest

Red Red Whine

The Creative Process

Hail the Virgin Queen

Doing It Big

Ultimate Dressmaker Collection

Let's Twist Again

Captain Planet

The Kids Are All Right

Accessories in the Attic

Beige is Boring

The Hungry Ruffle

More Is More

Blushing Brides

The Love Float

Finding Your Key Light


The End of the Affair

Two Sides of NY

Jersey Shore Moment

The Island of Lost Handbags

In A Nutshell

Attention Upper East Siders

The Greatest Show in the World!

Banana Drama

Life Finds A Way

Shrinking Violets

Plaid in Space

Message in a Bottle

Sad for Plaid

Color Coordinated

Suffocate with Love

In Noir and White

Welcome to the Fun Haus

Lethal Women

It's a Camp-tastrophe

Disappointing Duplicity

Inside Out Man

I'm Still In Love

Starting Out on the Right Foot

Johnny R. describes what it felt like to win the first Harper's Bazaar Mini-Challenge.

The First Day
So today was beyond intense. I don’t think I could have prepared myself for this … ever. It was great meeting all the other castmates, some more then others … but I won’t go there just yet. The first challenge was a little scary. One hour and one black t-shirt, were they serious? I was running around like a chicken with its head chopped off … I was sweating so much from the pressure and the running around. I just kept telling myself that I have to finish, that is the goal. Who cares how bad it looks as long as it’s done. There were so many times I questioned my choice, even up until she announced the winner. I was on edge and especially after all her unusual comments; I knew I was at the bottom. I was completely shocked and excited I won. I was blown away. I feel I am definitely starting out on the right foot for sure …

The First Elimination
Don’t knock it till ya try it. Good ol’ harem pants — well they just weren’t a hit with the judges and truthfully they were a bit messy. I wish we would have spent more time focusing on the pant patterns especially since it was our key must-have item. I must say our group was very cohesive and on key with trend. It’s too bad the judges didn’t take note of it. It is sad to see Johnny D go for sure; he was just out of his element for sure. Everybody here is talented. It’s gonna be a really tough competition. I still can’t believe I’m here. This is something I would have never imagined participating in something like this. I just hope I don’t embarrass myself with my lack of sewing skills on an industrial machine. I haven’t touched one since college. I am definitely intimidated by them. I hope that doesn’t send me home next because it’s not America’s Next Top Seamstress it is a design competition and I’m a damn good designer.