Ken and I love us some reality TV. Like, all kinds. My personal faves are The Biggest Loser, American Idol, and Survivor. Ken is a huge fan of Top Chef, The Real Housewives (only Orange County, and Beverly Hills – not the others), and The Bachelor (don’t get us started on this season.. seriously).
What represents the perfect combination of this blog, Ken’s job, and our love of reality TV? …
For those of you who didn’t watch, Fashion Star is a new reality show that searches for the next big brand in fashion. The show features host Elle Macpherson, and judges Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos. 14 designers compete for the chance to launch their collections at Saks, Macy’s, and H&M (each store has a buyer representing it… the Saks rep is Terron Schaefer, a good friend of the Natori Company.. holla!). What’s even cooler: at the end of each episode, the winning designs of the show will be in stores immediately!
As you may know, I love lists, so below are my top 10 takeaways from Fashion Star.
1. Concept: Fashion Star definitely isn’t Project Runway, but that isn’t necessarily bad. Since the designs are going to be in stores right away, the looks have to be more commercial than runway. While the designs definitely aren’t as showy, fashion is fashion and the show was still interesting.
2. Hotty: Elle MacPherson is the host. She came to fame in the late 80’s when the “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit Issue was a big deal, and she was always the featured model. It is nearly 25 years later… and she looks like that! Amazing. Jealous. Girl crush.
3. Chicken of the Sea No More: Jessica Simpson is honestly amazing. I watched Newlyweds a few years ago, and it sure seemed like she had jumped the shark with the famous Chicken of the Sea episode. Now she has a billion dollar apparel business. A billion dollars! You go girl. Jealous. (But no girl crush.)