Monday, April 30, 2012

A Pinoy Fashion Star

My reality show addiction has grown gracefully. It all started with American Idol to Jon and Kate plus 8 to Virgin Diaries to Say Yes to the Dress to Four Weddings to My strange addiction to Long Island Medium and the list can go on forever...

There's a new reality show on NBC called The Fashion Star.

Fashion Star is an American reality television series on NBC, The contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes and have them purchased by a buyer from one of three stores: Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and H&M. Each week they are restricted in time, materials and theme. Any designer whose clothes are not purchased that week is up for elimination from the show. Their designs are judged by the celebrity mentors who will save one unsold contestant each week. Then the three buyers choose which of the remaining unsold designers is sent home. by Wikipedia

The show is hosted by the gorgeous Elle Macpherson

the celebrity mentors are Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos.

and the buyers are from Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M

When I first heard of this show, I thought it will be more like the Project Runway, where the designers will create "runway" clothes with a restricted time and budget. True enough that they're quite the same on that aspect, but with Fashion Star, the clothes are wearable and are available for purchase right away. And the prices are pretty competitive too. So it's more like watching and shopping at the same time.

One more interesting fact why I keep watching this show was because of a fellow pinoy who made it to the show. His name is Ronnie Escalante.

Ronnie was raised in the Philippines and spent most of his days on an agricultural province. At the age of 17, Ronnie and his family moved to the U.S. in search of a better life and soon after, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served for nine months. Keeping his chic and confident female consumers in mind, he wants to keep the price point of his collection affordable. Read more about him on his blog

 Check out Ronnie's lookbook

Ivory evening dress available at Macy's

Black swimsuit available at Macy's

Low V sheath dress available at Macy's 

Watch Fashion Star in NBC, Tuesdays 10/9 c