Bravotv.com: First, what do you think the key to creating the looks to win for this specific challenge were?
The key for this challenge was taking a basic reference or stereotype and making it your own while still having fun with it.
Bravotv.com: What “clique” were you in in high school? What was your high school style?
In high school I would say that I was friends with everyone and didn't belong to a specific clique. My style wasn't so extravagant; it was pretty laid back and very cheap and chic.
Bravotv.com: Which looks stood out the most to you for better or worse?
My favorite look from the runway show was definitely Daniella's
Bravotv.com: The question in judging came up about whether it’s worse to have the potential and not try or to not have the potential to be great. What do you think?
I believe that it takes 110% to get anywhere no matter how much talent you have. There is always going to be someone who works harder than you and it will be hard to succeed if you aren't giving it your all.
Bravotv.com: You have your regular line and now your new I Heart Ronson line — what would your advice be to a designer like Johnny R. who doesn’t think his fashion needs to be accessible?
I can't understand why you wouldn't want your clothing to be accessible. Whether it be in the price, styling, or trends of your collection, in this economical climate you can't afford to not be accessible. Most people aren't buying super-expensive, extravagant, wear-one-time-only pieces, any more. They want something that they can wear multiple times with different things. How can you ask someone to invest in you and your brand and believe that it has the ability to be a successful collection if you aren't trying to reach the largest possible audience?
Bravotv.com: Do you think the right designer won?
I really loved Daniella's design but she had immunity this week so she was safe anyway.
Bravotv.com: Have you been keeping up with The Fashion Show? If so, who are your favorites so far?
Yes! I have been tuning in to "The Fashion Show." I'm glad to see that Daniella has been consistently great as she is my favorite.
Bravotv.com: What are the big trends that we should be looking out for? What’s to come?
For fall I think the big trends people should be looking out for are shoulder pads, cinched waists, lots of leather, and washed out knits. Also, I think that people are being more conscious with what they already own and reworking things in their wardrobe, mixing the old with the new.
Deenai, you are terribly mistaken; the HIp Hop culture is pervasive, and it is so pervasive that people do not recognize it. For now it is the norm. LeBron James is Hip Hop. Sean Combs is Hip Hop. Pharell is Hip Hop. Beyonce is Hip Hop. Hip Hop is very versatile and it should not have a negative stereotype. From your comment, it appears that you are a very close minded person. I pray that your children are exposed to other cultures and are not so judgmental.
Linda you are crazy if you believe hip hop is not pervasive in the world. You must live in the same part of Indiana that the chick who was kicked off lives in. You would have to be hiding from hip hop not to see it everywhere and in everything. I take it from the "thank heaven" comment you are not a fan which is fine but dont say things that just arent true.
I have been a designer for over 10 years and would NOT have known what to do for "hip hop" fashion!!! So, you all were idiots to think a good designer should know what to make for every stupid trend or style that exists!!!! Maybe boring designers like you or Zac Posen, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein would do such terrible fashions or know of such pathetic trends. Angel got a bad "rap"!!! Reco had the worst look of them all!!!
Again, I hate hip hop and its style and Kelly(is not ghetto fab either)had no room to talk. She should not even be on the show.
And you, a designer most don't even know, should not have been on there either, but I guess the real true designers would not do that show either!!!!!!!!!!!
Uhm Linda, where do you and your kids live under a rock...hip hop has become more and more publicized (and commercialized) throughout the years. What are you talking about?? Take a look at some of the most popular commercials and alot of the latest fashion trends. WTH! We've come a long way since the early days of MTV.
Be done with Johnny for good! His potential isn't as big as his ego. Pluse, he says he already has investors to back him so why not give someone else a chance?
I agree with Linda. I had no idea what a "B" girl was...still not sure in fact. The judges being insulted by a designer that told the truth about not seeing "B" dress code around.
HIP HOP is NOT that Pervasive!!
Thank God that style is not pervasive. From what I have seen since this show's comment about the style...it is not worth the money spent on such a style.
HIP HOP IS NOT THAT PERVASIVE. Thank heaven. And at fifty, I was around for the beginning of MTV...I think that I might have seen less than an hour in my life time and some of that was in movies and commercials-certainly not because I chose to tune in. And yes, I read, I watch the news, I watch movies and listen to music and I have college age children-one of whom was watching with me and was much more annoyed than I was. However, I imagine that you will believe what you chose to.