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Wow this challenge was a very good learning experience for me as a designer and as an individual who likes to grow and learn. Our challenge was to create a look for Tinsley, a popular socialite of New York, whom I know nothing about. As she entered the workroom, style was written all over her face. With smoky eyes and an out of this world outfit and shoes to die for. It could have cost $2.50 but she looked like a million bucks. Our group captain was Miss Chattanooga “Haven.” She knew the direction she wanted to go in but she wasn’t confident in her decisions. Our team went back and forth in choices she should have dealt with, but at the end we ended up on the chopping block for elimination. I know that this was going to happen because the poor conduction of my teammates' garments. Now here I am with a beautiful cocktail dress on the losing team. In the beginning I felt Markus should have gone home because he looked like the weakest link until the end. But Laura’s look coming down the runway was a complete mess!!! She had to go home, not only for her poor construction, but she was not easy to work with…
I totally agreed with you Reco. If Laura had of listened to the "team" she would not have been eliminated. The dress you designed was elegant and sophisticated.
Reco, I felt so sorry for your team last night, but in the end you represented. The dress you made was beautiful. At the end I almost thought they were getting ready to bring all the designs out and your face was priceless. I cannot wait to make it home to Chattanooga to go into your boutique next month. I am rooting for you all the way from Texas. I hope you go far in the competition. See you next month Reco.
Reco, I know this is TV and drama makes good viewing but this is 'YOU' you're showing to the world. Fashion to a real designer is true art. Your tools are your eyes, your hands and your fabrics. Your canvas is your model. It's your job to make it make a statement. Your mouth is not going to win this compeition. Stay focused and show us who you are through your art. As a designer I'm still waiting to be "WOWED". I've never done a show that didn't "WOW" and I've even done shows where I came home with less than half of my designs. I know I could give you and all of the others a true run for your money. I've been designing and sewing since I was 5 years old and I can honestly say I was a designer before I even knew what the word meant. You've got skills (drafting,maybe construction)but I'm still waiting to see the "ART", The Talent!
Reco, you and your team mates were right on point! The red tulle was a MAJOR mistake!!! What was she thinking? And then to say no one said not to use it...What part of any of the negitive comments about the red did she not understand? How many ways did you have to say it for it to sink in? And then she even said she "heard it the first five times....". Hate to say it but she really needed to go....Kudo's to your group and oh...please ..no more safety pins...There is something called a needle and thread. It was invented before the safety pin and garments were really "Handmade"!!!
Reco, I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! I am in love with all of your designs (especially the dress you designed for Tinsley). Not only do you add to the quality of the show with your creativity, you're funny as HELL too!!!! Good luck in this competition...I'm in your corner...can't wait to purchase you clothes!!!!!