Reco

Reco is surprised he made it this far without losing his mind.

Jul 9, 20090

Wow! I made it without losing my mind. Or did I? No contact with the outside world for five long weeks. I was so tired I couldn’t cry. I can truly say I worked really hard and learned a lot. But now the real work begins. No Kelly, no Isaac, and no Fern. Just me, my thoughts, and my sewing machine. Leading up to elimination I tried to keep my mind off of what could happen and stay positive. I knew there was a knockoff and an ugly dress in the lineup. At the end of the day Johnny went packing with again, another knockoff. Goodbye. Now my little brother will get to show off his work. You better not have any ugly dresses JP!

630 comments
San Diego Tracey
San Diego Tracey

I love Eduardo's white feather dress! I need that for my Fa La La La Party! ;)

Vera
Vera

It's a little late but I have to comment. My name is Vera , I'm from Portugal and here the program is not over yet. I guess I was a little curious and now I'm really disapointing. I love your clothes, so feminine, so elegant . I would like to see you win . But don't give up, you're great.

Alaine
Alaine

i'm so sad to know that you didn't win..=( i watch the show cause i like you so much..=(

Dapper1972
Dapper1972

I'll give my legs for one of these designs. They all would look great on my daughter.

Love Rachel, Amsterdam (Holland)

BeeJee
BeeJee

Reco I love your work! Lots of Love from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Xiandra
Xiandra

Reco I love all your dresses and so. I think the judges has made a big mistake. Because you were the one with the must usefull clothes. Good luck.

Valerie Herron
Valerie Herron

Hi Reco, My daughter and I stopped watching the show after they eliminated you. We couldn't believe it. We have been worried about you and glad to hear you are doing well. We knew you would. We are going to visit your shop as soon as possible. You are so talented and I am glad their opinion of your designs didn't traumatize you. See you soon. You remain in our prayers.

bama black
bama black

I stop watching the show after they eliminated you. I love your work. You make clothes that people will actually wear. I love the sassy and classy look. You should have won. Let your fans know when you will open your own store. You are the best.

CharityS
CharityS

I just want to say that you are FABULOUSO!!!! I loved your clothes, your collections everything!! You are one of the greats and they were plain out stupid for eliminating you!! You follow your dream and you will succeed!!!! I would absolutely love to wear your clothing (but you will have to start making some plus sizes for that to happen) Dream Big Baby!!!!

ladysman
ladysman

Loved the What did you learn from blogging post. The comments were awesome.

girl in Shanghai
girl in Shanghai

Reco, you are the best. Love what you have designed and made in the show. You are definitely my winner.

Love, yiwen

Danielle
Danielle

Rico, I want you to make an outfit for me email me back please. I'm from Omaha Nebraska

AshleyR
AshleyR

Hey Reco I loved your work, you were my favorite on the whole show, I think you should of won. I really loved the purple dress you made, I believe it was for the last challenge of the show. I think you should have one that challenge, but you didnt and it really sucks because I wanted that dress so bad. So I know you must have that dress, and I was wondering if I could just buy it from you or if you could make another and just sell it to me... Please please please get back at me, Thanks!! Ashley quinn_ar@yahoo.com

Vanessa
Vanessa

u r one bad boi and i love ur work u deserve ur own show.

Tamica
Tamica

When are you getting your own reality show? I want to know what you are doing. I plan to visit your store one day when I am in Atlanta. Good Luke you will succeed. Tamica 205 Birmingham, Alabama

Monica C. Edmonds
Monica C. Edmonds

Reco, I love you and I wish you all of God's blessings now and in the future! Honestly, I stopped watching after you were eliminated so I'm not sure what you are up to now but I know you are going on to bigger and better things. I think you were the most talented designer on the show and the winning line is a travesty compared to anything you designed. I just wanted to show my support for you and please let the me know if you have an official website so I can follow what you are doing and get my hands on your designs!

Smooches, M. Edmonds Columbus, GA

mochamami
mochamami

Hi Reco,

I love your work!!! Me and my fiance' cheering you on. lol I really wanted you to win. Its o.k. I know your still doing great things. I'm such a fan of your work. I would love to wear some of your designs. I'm from California, is there anyway I can check out some of your designs that are in you store in Tennessee?

Recolover
Recolover

You're the only reason I watched the show Reco. I hope BRAVO realizes you made that show watchable, otherwise I would have just waited until Project Runway came on Lifetime. You saved The Fashion Show. I wish you would have won but like you said yourself, I know how TV works... I'm just saying! I wish you continued success in the fashion industry :)

ZAk
ZAk

Hi RECO I FELL IN-LOVE WITH YOU ON THE SHOW. I HAVE TO ADMIT I LOVE AND ADMIRE YOUR CREATIVITY. WHEN YOU LEFT THE SHOW I WAS TRULY HEARTBROKEN. MY NAME IS ZAKIYAH IM 17 YRS OLD, I GRADUATE IN 2010! I JUSS WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULD MAYBE, PERHAPS, BE WILLING TO CREATE SOMETHING OF YOUR GENIUS WORK FOR ME. FOR MY PROM THIS YEAR. IT WOULD BE SUCH A TREAT AND I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD CONSIDER THIS TASK. I WOULD LOVE TO WALK IN MY PROM LOOKIN BEYOUND BEAUTIFUL IN A MASTERPIECE YOU DESINGED. THANK YOU

Syteria
Syteria

Hey Rico,

I stopped watching the show when they kicked you off. Me and husband think that you were robbed. I loved everything you came up with. And that snow suit you made, let's just say i'm a Florida girl who hates snow i would move to a cold climate just so i can buy that suit. Keep your head up and keep putting out amazing clothes. I promise i'll buy anything you design.

Truly Your Fan, Syteria

Viewer
Viewer

love you forever !

K'
K'

Reco, I love you and your design , It's beautiful and amazing , esecially the black dress with the black shoes , " Spider Woman " i love it and i've never forget it , it's relly amazing! I love you style , i can see the passion , artistry and creativity in your design , and what i have to say is that your are a talented and bright designer , i belive you will rock MODE one day ! I'm Chinese , and many of my friends love you , too ! So ... What i want to say is there are many Chinese support you , you are not alone , you have lots of fans already ! I know something is not easy , but... Carry on , we are expect more of you ! Keep your passion , We love you ... forever ! The Love from China !

Eric
Eric

If this reaches Reco, please have him contact me regarding designing for two member so fo The Supremes. www.formerladiesofthesupremes.com ASAP.

Thank You

Eric Assistant for Scherrie & Lynda Formerly Of The Supremes

Maria
Maria

Reco,

Please know that you are the most talented and have such a bright, promising future. Not trying to hate on the other designers, but you were the only one that truly celebrated the art and beauty of a REAL woman's body. Your designs have an international appeal; any woman would wear your clothes in a heartbeat boo! Lol.

I think the real reason that you were eliminated is because they knew that you would make it regardless, while some of the other designers needed this opportunity to take their careers to the next level.

I would wish you good luck, but you don't need it. Stay blessed, and keep making those FIERCE designs!!!!

Love, Maria

La Fonda
La Fonda

Reco, you are a wonderful designer and I believe you stayed true to yourself on the show. To be honest I only watched the show because you were on there and I knew I would get me a good laugh on top of it. I agree with some of the other people, the judges really were not that good and I'm still trying to figure out who Kelly was on there. Oh well, Reco you keep doing your thang!

Dyshella
Dyshella

HANDS DOWN YOU ARE THE WINNER. THAT'S WHY THEY GOT RID OF YOU. PLEASE KEEP US UP ON YOUR DESIGNS.

Monica
Monica

I like Recco's fashions and I think he would have won if america had a chance to vote but of course that did not happen. I think Recco should go on the Atlanta house wifes maybe they can help him since nobody else with money want to help a black man mlw

Karen C
Karen C

Reco, Why couldn't the judges just admit that they were wrong You are a wonderful designer! 'We' the public just love you. God Bless and continue to go forth and do well.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas in the House!

william james
william james

reco you are the best i stop waching the show when you left the show. I know you will go far . In the words of repual you better work

LaStephanie
LaStephanie

Reco, I Love You! I Stopped Watching The Show Also Once You Got Eliminated! I Was Extremely Upset When You Got Elimated But It's All Good, You Will Make It Because You Have Natural Talent.

TM
TM

Rico you where the only reason I watched the Fashion Show. Obviously those judges does not know fashion if it was right in front of them. Fern made a statement that was very inappropriate. Rico you will go further that any designer on the show. Be encouraged please design fashion also for plus size woman. I am a fan of yours you encouraged me, to go after my dreams as well. Rico you have more than what it takes to be the best designer. To the judges yes Fern, Kelly and Maridi you did make a big mistake. If you have another fashion show make sure you choose the right designer to be booted off. You just disappointed me so much until I will no longer watch the fashion show boooooo for you, a waist of network time and money.

Omy
Omy

I stop waching the show after you got eliminated, I think the judges make a big mistake. Your cloths were excelent. good luck to you.

Carol
Carol

Reco please keep us posted on your achievements, I can’t wait until you start your own clothing line. I’m one of your biggest fans and I also will support you in purchasing your clothes because you definitely know what women like when it comes to fashion. I have no ideal what those whacked judges we’re thinking, one minute they praised your work then they tear you down, by the way that runway dress you designed was awesome and that beautiful red dress you designed would look awesome on me. This whole experience will make you stronger and I can’t wait until the day you say, “I made it b*tches.”

Viewer
Viewer

They made a terrible mistake in letting you go. Look at how many fans you have compared to the rest of the designers. You are blessed and dont give up Jennifer Hudson didnt and neither should you.

Carolann
Carolann

Reco, The show threw in that final elimination monkey-wrench to get rid of you because you had the popular vote hands down. The show emphasized school trained designers. Your are the Michael Jackson of fashion. Your talent is natural, captivating and sure to stand out. You know that women want to look unique and fabulous. When you begin your line PLEASE start an online shopping site. I will be one of your most devoted customers. I love your style and "keep it real" personality. I can't wait to fill my closets with designs by RECO. A RECO design will turn heads when a woman makes her grand entrance. I did not watch the Fashion Show after your departure. You made the show. Daniella thought you were her staunchest competition and couldn't stand to be beat out be an "untrained" designer. I don't care where she came from, she never stepped far from her beginnings. She has a lot to learn about people. The greatest competitor anyone has is themself. NEVER second guess yourself RECO, you have a natural talent. The Fashion Show has made you a household name, now take the fame and run with it.

Carol
Carol

Reco, I was so shocked that you we’re eliminated, you created some very nice dresses/pieces where some my have created 1 to 2 nice pieces but your designs were always hot. I don’t know what the judges we’re thinking nor looking for unfortunately after you we’re eliminated I stopped watching the show and will never watch it again. Personally I felt you got played while they got paid and they never had any intention on keeping you. Reco, you we’re one of the most interesting and talent designer on the panel which I felt they kept you for ratings only. Keep your head up and I know in my heart we’ll hear more about you in the future.

Love You
Love You

I stopped watching after they let you go. I only watched the show because of you. Keep up the good work. Watching you has inspired me. Best wishes. We will see you soon. Go get em'

Trish
Trish

Congratulations for making it this far. You are an exceptional designer that had negativity trying to bring you down, and I mean Danielle that seemed jealous and wished you'd fail at times but you've brought it every single challenge. God bless you and your talent, you'll make it very far, farther than you've imagined if you keep working the same way you have throughout this past season.

La'Toya
La'Toya

Reco, you really inspired me to work hard and never give up. You are still my favorite. I fell in love with your drive from day one. I can't wait to see your line and creativity on the catwalk.. because I know you will make it. You were the star of the show, don't let anyone tell you different.

Flashynista
Flashynista

I didn't understand they talked about retail items and You and Anna were the only two who created great retail items. Daniella and her size 2 clothing wasn't realistic to me. I can't wait to see your clothes on the Red Carpet Reco. You should have been in the top 3.

Long Island Fan
Long Island Fan

Even though I have No fashion sense, this was the best show ever! Reco was my favorite from the beginning. His personallity was so cool. I really wanted him to win and thought he was gonna win. When he got sent home, I almost died!! I wish Reco much success and don't change a thing.

Dana
Dana

Where can we buy your fashions? I'm sold! I loved you from day one.

Moja31
Moja31

Reco,

Your fashion sense, skills, and design spell F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! If I miss a show because of school I get so upset. I am always awaiting your fashion expression. You are a cut above them all. Can't wait to see the Finale part 2. I noticed that you have the most comments on your blog, must make you feel good to know how eager people are to see your work.

Keep up the good work and don't forget about the fluffy girls in your clothing line. Anyone who is skilled at flattering the full figure woman can make great successes in the business. Please promise you won't have tunnel vision!

urbancitygirl
urbancitygirl

Reco, I support you 200%!! You and Merlin were the most original and innovative out there! Old school can never accurately judge "New School"!! Know that we are all out here waiting for you to launch! We (the viewers) back you and will wear your designs!!

Glenda
Glenda

RECO, RECO, RECO I am a plus size woman and could see some of your fashions for us. Especially that black pant suit . Oh my gosh it looked good on the skinny girl but what a way to hide a pooch. LOL The judges know who they wanted to control and they could not do that with you. They said oh I'd love to see him work for someone WHY??? Why should you have to make someone else's dream a reality get a small business loan and make your line. Dont for get the big girls we need and love fashion too.

rieco
rieco

RECO, WOW!!..A true talent, The Judges seemed to have wanted you to fail, I truly this Issac saw you as a threat, and Kelly i love him, i mean her but she was just there for ratings. Continue man and as a good guaeture send Kelly 1 of your hot dresses...

hw
hw

Reco,

You are a true designer and stick to what you believe. I believe that some of the well known designers will have a time trying to keep up to you. You will go a long way. We will be seeing you in magazine and on the runway.

Good Luck!

cassey
cassey

I agree with all the bloggers when they said that Reco got robbed. His collection was very good, and he did well most of the show. The black suit was sharp, and Isaac thought so too, he said that Reco got the whole shape thing, how to dress a woman, and then its like he just got voted off. The feathered dress was a risk, but in my opinion it paid off, the versatility of his collection. I am sure you will be the hottest upcoming designer, when one door closes another will open.

Valica
Valica

I believe Reco was CHEATED. I have never seen anyone wear something I saw on a fashion show. The feather dress was BEAUTIFUL a little shape would make better but still it was beautiful. As for the wedding dress, come on she walked fine but in the end she couldn't? Most shows end with a wedding dress and I thought his presentation was great. Don't worry though we will see more if him than the winner or anyone else from this season. I also tried to vote using your name and got kicked back, I also will not be watching again.

Viewer
Viewer

I thought Reco was robbed !!! I mean come on, look who was the ones judging! Did you see what they were wearing? They got it wrong! Don't worry Reco, they just made you stronger! I truly believe your going to come out on top. You are going to do Fantastic!!!