The Next Level

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

The Next Level

Angel explains why she would have preferred to get more feedback from the judges.

We just finished another elimination day. Laura was taken off after a grueling back and forth between the judges and her teammates. She was in tears earlier in the day when an argument erupted between her and Haven. I think at the end of the day it had to do with personality conflicts. I was really sad. Not only did I lose another one of my roommates, she was also my yoga/workout partner.

My team was safe so Isaac, Kelly, and Fern didn’t say much to us. Isaac liked my belt but just said the dress should be a little shorter. I wished he had given me more constructive criticism. Instead that was saved for the losing team. These challenges have been fun and now I’m into my sewing grooves. I know how long it takes for me to do muslin, a pattern, and finally the final sample. Now, I want to focus more on the design and experimenting with new concepts. My last dress for the Tinsley Mortimer challenge had three layers to it: the black asymmetrical dress, the black tulle coverage, and the pink tulle covering. There are three options for looks – a serious one (just the dress), an edgy sophisticated one (add the black tulle), and a hint of fun (the pink tulle). I’d like to explore more of this multi-functionality and modular dressing in high-end pieces. I’ll take the next challenge as an opportunity to explore more of this design philosophy and take my work to the next level.