Reco

Reco dishes on his and Daniella's collaboration

Jun 18, 20090

Wow!!!! No I can’t see in the future but somehow I knew I was going to be teamed up with Daniella for the Mini Challenge and the Elimination Challenge as well and we were. During the Mini Challenge she was extremely pushy until she saw that none of her ideas worked on the type of body our intern had. She was larger than the other girls with no waistline. I decided to make a piece of fabric into a cardigan press when we finished she convinced me to do the talking so I agreed. When Laura Brown and Becki Newton asked who decided to make the dress she told them we both decided on it. I knew then to keep my ears and eyes open because she always wanted to make herself look good. The Elimination Challenge started and ended in a mess as well. Unwilling to compromise and being just plain selfish, Daniella’s attitude had us on the bottom and I have to defend myself by throwing her under the bus. I complain to the judges how she didn’t want to use any of my ideas nor was willing to compromise on the total look. Everything was made well but it looked so out of fashion, reflecting her style and not mine. Maybe she will listen next time if there is one.

86 comments
Reco is the best
Reco is the best

Reco, You are truly a unique individual and an amazing designer. You are the reason that I kept watching the show. I am very surprised and upset that you were voted off by the judges. You have so much talent, please keep making beautiful clothes. I hope to someday buy one of your pieces!

tracie
tracie

we all can't be perfect just take this weeks lesson and learn from it and move on, listen to that advice haven prescribed. You had all of us crying, you even had kelly crying better luck next week. You WILL do better next week.

Viewer
Viewer

Reco Sweetheart,

We love you. We really do. You are a good and sweet person going through an incredibly challenging situation. Don't let the pressure-cooker get to you anymore. If you can see this now, you know tht everyone despises Daniella, but can't deny her talent. She's a hater, for sure.

What we also know for sure is that you have an EXTRAORDINARY talent. You have the gift, and I'd be honored to wear your clothes. Get yourself a good publicistand business manager, and get your agent to pursue a nice morning show on HGTV or something. You'll publish books, I'm sure. We won't forget you. You are a lovely, lovely person, and you clearly deserve a break based solely on your talent. Your place in American fashion is absolutely carved out--just like (ugh) Daniella, Merlin, Johnny, and James-Paul. You're the top four. And don't forget--we love you.

Lu
Lu

Reco,

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you! I was so afraid they were going to eliminate you. Thank goodness they didn't let you go. I'm one of J.M.M.'s girls and talk to about you to her daily. Keep up the great work and I cant wait to meet you. I may be at the gathering in August, so if I hug you like we have been friends forever, just roll with it. Lol!

Viewer
Viewer

I agree with a previous comment about Reco being eliminated. He is a true designer in that he actually does care about individuals instead of selling to a mass audience. I think that the judges get so wrapped up in high fashion and the absurdity of the designs that they don't see the real beauty in his work, he is an artist and his designs are gorgeous.

JEWEL FROM MIA
JEWEL FROM MIA

YOU ARE THE BEST ONE ON THE SHOW AND I FREAKIN LOVE U ........ DO YOU AND KILL IT

HBIC
HBIC

If I look at this show tonight and Reco is eliminated my friend's and I will no long watch the show... there will be nothing to watch it for... Reco you bring the competition to the show! And from the previews it looks like you maybe messed up or didn't get the concept of what the challenge was but I would never doubt you and your brilliant expertise in fashion... maybe the judges just didn't what you were going for I am so proud of you and though I don't know you you are an inspiration to the fashion world!!

Henrietta Smith
Henrietta Smith

Reco you are the best. You remine me of my uncle.Who didnt buy From stores. He just would go look and come home and make his pattern and get done like you. And he would also design a lot of things from off the top of his head. you are the besttttttt.love from Smith Camden.N.J. best best best best

Viewer
Viewer

Reco your funny as hell i think the ball gown would have been a fantastic idea..it was funny when you told danielle to knock it out the or her ass gonna be up under the bus with the box...if they eliminate the show would be ass no one bring the personality you && your a great designer

BrodieGirl
BrodieGirl

Reco, you are the best and I can't wait to see what you do with fashion once you have won. Keep up the good work and don't let anyone steal your dream.

Viewer
Viewer

Reco, u r the best designer on the show...I only watch that show because of u...Don't fall for that bullsh***...I got u being the WINNER :)

Viewer
Viewer

Sorry but I disagree with most of the positive Reco posts. Last night he showed that he refused to work WITH Danielle because he didn't get his way to design a ball gown. Danielle asked repeatedly for his opinion, he wouldn't give one. He could have helped design the pants to be more flattering, but he let her fall w/o trying to collaborate. It's all about communication, professionalism and fairness and he lacked all 3.

mossycat
mossycat

Reco, I luv your style!!!! You are the reason I watch this show. You are very talented and I hope you go very far in the world of fashion. Daniella is intimidated by you because she fells you are her competition. Keep your head up and keep up the good work!!!!!!!

MRSADAMS
MRSADAMS

IN MY EYES YOU ARE SURE TO BE A WINNER... AND THEY SHOULD JUSS GIVE YOU THA SHOW YOU ALWAYS COME OUT ON TOP CAUSE YOU KNO YOUR STUFF... THAT IS WHY YOU FINISH YOUR OUTFITS WITH MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME!!! GOOD LUCK.... EVEN THOUGH YOU DONT NEED IT... YOU GOT THYS IN THA BAG!!!

Viewer
Viewer

Reco Reco Reco....your making these itches sweat, I luv it! Hold your head, keep doing your thing, ND DONT LOOSE YOUR INSPIRATION!!

babydoll
babydoll

reco, u r the man in my eyes u have won daniela can go back to designers school and get more tips on how to work with a good attitude and if u get eliminated i'll never watch fashion show again.infact u belong on project runway not reject fashion show........... u belong with the likes of heidi klume...................love u

Toyya
Toyya

Rico, I am your 1# fan.I LOVE your work! every Thrusday I can't wait to see what u are going to come up with next. You have the eye for design no mather what they bring your way you (KILL It!) You Bring the competition so keep doing what you're doing and for Daniella is should have went home @ the last show but dont worrie YOU will be the last 1 standing.

Viewer
Viewer

RE: are you people sure you like reco's designs? i think it might be the drama that you're all attracted to. this is television, but off the camera it's fashion.

what a stupid question... us, people are watching the show because our interest in fashion! plain and simple! if we wanted drama, we would be watching the housewives of nj. i would be pleased to have bravo edit and delete all the drama from the show and give us what we tune in for....fashion! i think most viewers would agree.

celestia
celestia

Reco, i love you and everything about you. you are my biggest fan. all i do is talk about you, Thru. night i have a date with you every Thru. i'm praying so hard that you win. if you don't win i want watch the show. you need to be in judge sit. you are the STAR. much love!

Chuck in Atlanta
Chuck in Atlanta

Reco, I just saw the preview for thursday's show. I hope to don't get eliminated. You do have alot of talent in that mind of yours. If you don't win it will be a shame. Your having to work in groups has really hindered you. You are the best thing on that show. If you don't win it just means that GOD is lining better thing up for you. Win or lose, you have arrived. Your personality is a part of you. In your field, confidence is necessary. You've been blessed with the talent to dress people and have them look fantastic. Don't let up on the trash talking either. If you ruffle those other contestants feathers, it's their insecurities, not yours. I love it.

I hope to see you at MBU this year.

Chuck in Atlanta

Viewer
Viewer

im glad daniella fessed up....it was clearly mostly her design. she needs to listen and compromise more instead of being selfish. ur the best!

V
V

Reco, I never planned to watch this show, but I saw an episode one night and I was hooked! I've told all my girlfriends about you and we can't wait to purchase your designs. You truly have a gift. Stay focused and keep your eye on the Prize.

coolmama
coolmama

Hey Reco, I look forward each week to see what you have designed. Your concepts are so fashionable and fabulous. I was surprised to see how you gave in to Daniella and let her take the lead and I applaud you. Sometimes you have to step back and let the chips fall where they may. As it turned out, her design of those pants was awful. Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless you.

P. Meredith
P. Meredith

Great Ideas! Fabulous work! Please stay true to you! Listen to your inner voice and it will steer you toward your correct path.

Viewer
Viewer

Reco,

I think you are extremely talanted and creative. I give you much kudos for your passion and professionalism in the industry. You will make it as a designer I am sure.

Good luck to all!

The First Lady
The First Lady

Reco, your skills are the reason why you made it as a member on this show. Don't fall into the bickering that tempts you on this show between the other members. You are better than that and your skills and final designs are speaking for you loud and clear. you out shine everyone in both categories of personality and fashion talent. you have shown that you can design from scratch, make a pattern, and sew every piece of a pattern...you don't just do great in one area and not so great in the others. keep up the good work and stay focused and stay true to yourself. love your fan, The First Lady

Viewer
Viewer

Reco, I love watching the show every week to see what you'll come up with. You are by far the most talented person there. I hated how Daniella took credit for your design but was quick to blame you when her "ridiculous" pants idea didnt work. Keep up the good work and God will see you through.

Nyoka
Nyoka

I luv every thing u design. U r the man n u already won in my eyes....

Jetta
Jetta

Reco, they cant take U! U get 10's across the board. I live for you Reco! You better eat it! & Turn it! Every time they come for you...handle you bizness! The girls love to try it! Mad faith in You! Love you! Live for how you twirl the Fabric! F*gH*g!

Viewer
Viewer

Reco,I must admit ur talented.But,u and Daniella,should have been a team.I mean ya Daniellas pants looked a little awkward,but she tried.I know u really want this.U may actually win,but ur attitude needs a little adjustment.I mean ya,I know it's gettin tougher,but hey u should be the one looking on the bright side.Good luck,to u and Daniella,I hope u can work it out by the time one of u leaves.

Viewer
Viewer

Reco, You are the only reason I watch the show. You are super talented and I can't wait to see your creations every week. I hope you win (I know you will). I may not ever be able to afford your designs but I will happy knowing that I saw you before you join the ranks of Versace and Armani!!!!

DJ
DJ

Daniella is a hater and always will be. What's more, she's irresponsible and never wants to take responsibility for her actions. You bended to her desire for those ugly pants and what does she do? She blamed you for compromising with her!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO does that? Really what she was saying was that it was Reco's fault for giving in!!!! She has made herself so transparent inept. If the judges don't see it, it's because they WANT to be blind.

You did the right thing to step back and let her reveal herself. She did a fine job. I don't wish anything bad for Daniella. I just wish she would grow up and be a woman about it. Her youth shows in her immaturity and catiness.

Viewer
Viewer

RECO YOU ARE THE BEST! I THINK YOU SHOULD BE AS BIG AS ALL THE JUDGES THAT JUDGE YOU!

LJ
LJ

Hey Reco,

First, I want to say that they really need to drop this "team" concept. This is a contest in which there is only one winner. Constantly forcing people into teams is not fair especially when skill sets and styles are drastically different. When they do teams, you wind up with butt ugly flower pants.

Second, When I heard about this I almost wondered if it was an attempt to eliminate one of you and then I realized that the show would be over because half the audience would stop watching if Reco went home.

Third, those were some ugly pants. She should have done your gown.

Wow
Wow

not sure who I love more definite Merlin fan but can not stand Daniella enough it enough already. THINK outside of the box already, it's like please

Viewer K
Viewer K

Reco, You are very talented but your confidence sometimes borders on arrogance. I think you both missed the boat and with BOTH of your talents could have BLOWN AWAY every one instead of going at it with each other. Yes the pants sucked but your big skirt would not have been any better. Your blouse was beautiful. Good luck

Khamylle
Khamylle

Reco!!!!!! I watch the show every week just to see the HOT HOT HOT designs you create. U r, above all the rest, FASHION and truly an inspiration. I hope U win, and just know I will vote for U a million times (if allowed). When I get married, and if U r not too famous, maybe U can design my dress, cause win or lose, in my eyes U R THE FASHION SHOW.....DRAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA LUV U BABES!!!!! P.S. That last design w/ u nd Danielle was the worst, all of it screamed Danielle, tacky just like her style she is not ur competition, even though she thinks she is, SHE IS A MESSSSS!!!! See u at the FINALE!!!!!

Viewer
Viewer

Reco I knew from the beginning that you would be one of the ones in the finale. I think you just have it. You have some of the best ideas. Daniella is a good designer but she needs to learn how to listen and not think that she is always right. I think one of the other viewer was right when they said she threw herself under the bus. GO RECO!!! and keep up the good work, see ya in the final show.

Kathleen
Kathleen

Reco - I did not want to watch this show, let alone like it or any of the designers - but I caught it one very late night after work - and you totally won me over. Sadly (or not?) - you remind me of myself!! When I know I'm right, what's the point of putting up with other people's BS?

I'm writing just because I saw the commercial for the next episode - and it showed you breaking down!! The mama in me wants to kick whoever's ass did that to you!! I will be VERY disappointed if you are not in the final. Your talent and personality have won me over; keep up the good work and I will look for you and your designs... take care and stay true!

Viewer
Viewer

are you people sure you like reco's designs? i think it might be the drama that you're all attracted to. this is television, but off the camera it's fashion.

Sakina
Sakina

You go Reco! I never liked Daniella from the moment I saw her. Keep up the good work and that was a great move you pulled on her. To bad she didn't go home!

Viewer
Viewer

i love you ricooooooo!!!! your style, the vision you have for your clothes.absolutely amazing. you are such and inspiration. you can make anything for anyone, doesnt matter the body type or shape of the person, you will make them look glamour and high fashion. i know you will make it to the finale and i am cheering for you 100%!! YOU WILL WIN!!! i am very very confident. God Bless and you are in my prayers. you have an eye that not many people can say they have! your a truuuuuuuuu fashion designer and i would buy your clothes anytime.

Viewer
Viewer

ok as daniella's #1 fan i have to say that it just wasn't her fault it was your fault too. you are accusing her of not listening to you when you wern't listening to her. Team Daniella!!!!!!!!

HAnnAH
HAnnAH

Reco, you are the best designer on the show...I only watch that show because of you.. and Daniella is a hater and she can cry all she wants.

Pamela
Pamela

This is one black woman that loves you, and wishes you all the best in this competition! I watch the show eagerly waiting to see what you are going to create next, and I am always pleasantly surprised each and every time. You are a great talent for sure.

Tahwania Dennis
Tahwania Dennis

Reco ,keep doing you and you're @the top of your game.Be a team player they're watching that.Remember to put God first and you'll not go wrong .Love Tahwania Dennis

Grace
Grace

Reco You are clearly the most talented designer. Resist the temptation to throw it in the faces of the other designers. You work speaks for itself. You are a REAL talent!

Viewer
Viewer

Reco - your blouse was fabulous. I cannot believe that you were able to achieve that much detail in that period of time and create something I have not seen. The rest of the outfit through no fault of your own was horrendous. I would have loved to see your ball gown.

My concern is the preview I saw for next week and you were in tears. I hope that this does not mean they are eliminating you. ..Did anyone else see the preview?

E
E

What ever happens. You will be successful. Because you are an awesome designer. You dont have to win. The tv show has made you famous. Just get out there. Dont let daniella get you down. She is afraid of you because she knows you are good.

Stacie
Stacie

Reco, you are great! I know you gave in to Danellia because you were trying to keep from fighting. My heart sank because I knew those pants were a bad idea, especially when you tried to shorten them and she wanted longer(ugly) to the ankle! She was set on having it her way. She even dogged out the blouse, and that was the one item that the judges liked. All I can say is try to be true to yourself. On another note please tame down the " I'm so great" comments it just looks bad and why brag when your work speaks volumes. Walk quietly and carry a big stick( your talent)is the stick you can beat them with!!