So…this past Saturday, the reality television series Fashion Star held a season 2 casting call in Atlanta! The series gives unknown designers a shot at launching their collections in three of America's largest retailers: Macy's, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue.
The casting call was held at Macy’s in Perimeter Mall and you already know the Spoiled Diva had to get in on the excitement! You see, fashion and design is very much a part of my DNA! Having worked as a creative and technical designer, developing apparel for Victoria’s Secret, Fredrick’s of Hollywood, and Reebok to name a few, I can certainly appreciate the art…and the business of fashion!
|Designs by Adrian Pantry (center) of Rocking Rosie|
|Designs by Carolyn Wilbourn|
|Make-up Artist Ms. Nickee ( center) of Diva Day International|
I arrived on the scene about halfway through the casting call so I missed the bulk of designers vying for a spot on the show (yeah I know…got to be more punctual). Still, I was able to catch up to a few designers and chat a bit with them about their design inspiration, the casting process, etc. Some were even gracious enough to give me a sneak peek at the designs they intended on presenting to the Fashion Star panel which ranged from whimsical and playful, to chic and sophisticated… and everything in between!
|Fashion Star hopefuls (left to right) Bubbles and Jamesh of Pluhm Designs|
|Menswear Design by Fatima K. of Alkadi|
|Fashion Star hopefuls waiting in the holding area|
|Designer Therez Fleetwood|
Atlanta is full of raw, untapped design talent and I wish them all the best. You never know, one of them might just be the next Fashion Star!
The Spoiled Diva
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Designer Jamesh of Pluhm Designs
Designer Therez Fleetwood
Designer Adrian Pantry of Rocking Rosie
Make-up Artist Ms. Nickee
Designer Carolyn Wilbourn