It’s the day after the second elimination and I am waking up feeling much more secure than I did last time. Being team leader was something that I thought I could take on. However, with all the strong personalities in this competition I knew it could be a challenge to rein everyone in and do a strong collection especially when I am uncertain about everyone’s skill and taste level. In the end, we pulled it together. I was extremely happy with how my piece turned out and although I didn’t win the competition to please Tinsley, I got the majority of the audience vote and seemed to really impress the judges. It was a huge relief because the idea of being on television and potentially humiliating myself is very very real.
I am very nervous for the upcoming challenges but feel more positive about what I might be able to accomplish here. I am so very interested in any feedback from Fern and Isaac especially, and so far their positivity has more than made up for the rejection I have experienced in the past. At this point I feel like I have a real shot at this.
As of now I feel like my biggest competition is Daniella. She is young and enthusiastic and fresh out of college with a sense that she can do everything. Her design sense seems solid and she doesn’t have the history of failed attempts that I do, giving her a confidence that I might be lacking. On the other hand, I have designed clothes for a lot longer than she has, worked for and with a lot more people and my broader perspective could be an advantage.
Overall, I am just trying to stay out of the drama, on everyone’s good side, and design clothes that I would love to wear. If I do that, regardless of the challenge, I don’t think I can do wrong, or at least, I won’t go home yet!
P.S. I LOVE Fern. She is so cool and sophisticated. You can tell she has a wealth of knowledge to offer without having to be an over the top diva. I am going to pay very close attention to everything she says.
The shirt and blouse you created were exquisite. To have created such a beautiful design in 14 hours under pressure just proves how talented you are!
We are soooooo proud of you. I have everyone in my office cheering for you.
Your outfit from this week was AMAZING!!!!!! You and Daniella both had unbelievable outfits. Girl we want more personality from you....show us who you really are.