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FiveRinger
03-13-2012, 08:29 PM
Just curious to see if anyone is going to watch? I am going to give it a shot for the premiere and try not to be judgmental. It will be impossible not to compare to Project Runway, but it might be worth it??:slinkaway Starts at 9:30pm EST tonight

genevieve
03-13-2012, 09:06 PM
nope - seems about 5 years too late

cruisin
03-13-2012, 09:36 PM
I'm going to check it out. It seems like it's a combination of PR and Shark Tank. Interesting twist. It might be fun to see what and who, Saks, Macy's, and H&M buyers go after. Such dynamically different markets. Wonder when this was filmed. Since the garments that get selected go on sale immediately after the show, they have to have been in production for a while. Anyone know if it's on-line purchase only or if the garments will be in stores at the same time?

soxxy
03-13-2012, 10:41 PM
The show received a short, but surprisingly good review from the NY Times:

http://tv.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/arts/television/fashion-star-designer-competition-series-on-nbc.html?hpw

I :rofl::


Those who know Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie just from their less-intellectual pursuits might be surprised to learn, through the new NBC series “Fashion Star,” that they can actually sound quite smart when in their element.

skatesindreams
03-13-2012, 11:32 PM
I'll watch tonight; and then, determine if I'll watch again.

overedge
03-14-2012, 12:37 AM
I would sooner stick sharp objects in my eyes than watch something with Jessica Simpson *and* Nicole Richie.

BigB08822
03-14-2012, 12:45 AM
I'd rather commit suicide than listen to Jessica Simpson talk. Although, listening to her talk is better than listening to her sing...

Glide2
03-14-2012, 05:47 AM
I watched and was underwhelmed. The good: the designers have pattern makers and seamstresses to make the clothes. So that fixes a major annoyance from PR. Also the store buyers from Macy's, Saks, and H&M bring this into the real world of business. They only bid on 6 designer's items. Less than half of the group. Also good, if u just fine Jessica annoying, well, she isn't the focus of the show by a long shot.

The bad: no impressive clothes so far. Elle doesn't bring much as a host. Having the panel of mentors on one side giving comments and the panel of buyers bidding makes a crowded stage.

The strange : the rip offs from Project Runway include hiring contestants who LOOK like former runway contestant. Remember the drunk English woman from Houston the FIRST season. Her lookalike did well tonight but is a mom not a trained professional. And the season with Sasha Cohen had the guy menswear designer who always wore bowties. The had his lookalike. Didn't do well making women's wide leg unflattering pants.And they have a woman making caftans and swimwear. Kind of a less talented Ulli!

Aceon6
03-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Liked the pacing of the show. There wasn't that much filler and only two contestant profiles went over the top. I'll try again next week. Varvatos is a hoot.

cruisin
03-14-2012, 01:04 PM
I was also a bit underwhelmed. The format is a bit disjointed. Why did the second to last group have four? And why did they just gloss over them? Didn't like the men's blazer, ill-fitting, too short-waisted. I actually liked e motorcycle jackets. But the guy was a jerk. The little toady guy is going to get annoying - fast!

skatesindreams
03-14-2012, 01:21 PM
I'll keep watching.

It's all about what the store's buyers select.
Except for Saks, they need to appeal to "mass market" taste.
Even "trends" have to be wearable for the general audience.

Oscar won't last long.
His "vibe" is too "carnival"; not in a good way.

sk9tingfan
03-14-2012, 01:32 PM
I'd rather commit suicide than listen to Jessica Simpson talk. Although, listening to her talk is better than listening to her sing...

Well, someone is obviously listening to her as her clothing and other lines' gross sales are expected to approach $1 billion. Maybe she is more cohert when pitching products to buyers or she wears one of those devices that modify your voice so that it's indistinguishable....:P

cruisin
03-14-2012, 01:34 PM
I'll keep watching.

It's all about what the store's buyers select.
Except for Saks, they need to appeal to "mass market" taste.
Even "trends" have to be wearable for the general audience.

Oscar won't last long.
His "vibe" is too "carnival"; not in a good way.

I was really surprised at Saks buying that zipper skirt. It's selling for around $350! It looked more H&M to me. Too cutesy for Saks, it looked cheap. I actually thought that the dresses with the hip poufs looked more upscale. They needed some toning down, but they were interesting. Especially the two piece red one.

Skittl1321
03-14-2012, 02:01 PM
Ah man- I meant to watch this. The commercials looked good.

But Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie? I didn't realize they were involved- I don't mind Simpson, but not sure I can take much of Richie.

skatesindreams
03-14-2012, 02:18 PM
There hasn't been much on-screen activity from either of them, thus far.