fashion star: how to get the winning designer looks

[ 2 ] March 14, 2012 |

Did you watch NBC’s latest fashion competition “reality show” Fashion Star last night?

The show was a star-studded consumer-culture television event. Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and Elle Macpherson offered their commercial appeal and fashion “expertise” to host and judge the designs of contestants, all looking to sell their three-piece collections to retail fashion buyers.

By the end of the show, six contestants received offers from the stores featured on the program. You can now find their looks at H&MSaks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s.

Check out a few of the top looks of the night and how you can get your hands on them below:


I actually fell in love with the shift dress designed by Sarah Parrott now selling on the H&M site for $19.95. It’s a perfect day to night LBD also available in a vibrant blue hue. I’m almost tempted to get my own hands on the black version of the cute little shift dress.

Saks Fifth Avenue

This super cute and practical little skirt is another hot item from last night that will take women from the office to cocktail hour. The design has a clever zipper feature that allows wearers the option to remove a flirty shimmery overlay to reveal a structured pencil shaped skirt. Unfortunately, quantities are currently sold out. Check back for more and don’t forget to take advantage of our free standard/ground shipping on $150+ order Saks Fifth Avenue coupon.


Macy’s buyer went straight for summer essentials with this look from designer Nikki Poulos. The dress comes in white and geo print. Get your hands on this bohemian chic looks and save with this Macy’s coupon for free shipping on $99+ purchases.

What was your favorite moment from the show last night? Did you purchase any of the winning looks?

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  1. Kathryn says:

    I was disappointed at the showing as not much of anything new or exciting; you will find more creativity by the contestants of “Rupaul’s Drag Race”. I also didn’t think the right companies purchased the right looks for their demographics.

    I see this show as a “fad” where those that want to be hip and trendy will buy the look to impress their friends for awhile, but don’t see it going beyond one season.

    The “Amy” turquoise dress would be a smart career dress, but it is not original, it has been done before. It is a look you could wear to the office with a jacket and slip off and changes shoes and accessories for a night look, but for a piece like that I would prefer to see that at Saks with better quality fabric and workmanship as it is more timeless than trendy.

    The opposite is true of Orly’s zipper mini skirt. It is more of an edgy fad piece for a younger market that even the creator designed as it is budget conscious to give her wardrobe double duty as she did not have a lot of money to spend on clothes; I would much preferred to see this at H&M to reach the audience that she intended; even if it is sold out now, at $350 is is out of the price range for the budget conscious young gal it was intended for.

    • Shannon says:

      You’re right. The zipper skirt would have definitely worked for H&M’s budget-conscious market.

      At least those who spent $350 on the skirt from Saks can feel good knowing they can wear the look two ways. :)

      Thanks for the comment, Kathryn!

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