Sunday, May 31, 2009

All Housewives All the Time

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Click here for a new interview with Countess LuAnn de Lesseps from The New York Observer. More about the Countess and her new "lifestyle brand" here.

Lisa-Wu Hartwell from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is launching a new fashion line called "Closet Freak." Click here for more.

Click here for more about Danielle Staub from Extra.

Meanwhile, Washington DC is wondering who the newest "Housewives" will be.

People Magazine selects the best quotes from the RHNY "Lost Footage" episode.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Blogging Bravo Interview with Andrew Christian

Andrew talks about his experience on The Fashion Show and what he is working on now. I really like this designer and I was sorry to see him leave.

Click here for the podcast.

Shop the Winning Look - Episode 4

This little black dress is available in sizes 0 - 14 and costs $199. Click here to shop.

Congratulations, Reco!

A hearty congratulations to Reco for pulling off a fabulous shoe-inspired design that was intricate, fashion-forward, and interesting. Isaac was impressed by your skirt-length decision, as it's difficult to determine something that works well with a short bootie. Your net-like eyepiece/hat was also a genius styling choice.

We're looking forward to seeing your future designs on The Fashion Show. One questions: how do you get done so fast?

This post is only for positive words for Reco or his work. If you have anything negative to say about him or another designer, please click here.

BB Love to Andrew

Andrew, we definitely didn't expect you to leave the competition so early, especially after your great success in last week's outerwear challenge. This week, the judges weren't as impressed, although George Malkemus of Manolo Blahnik said that he knows many women would buy up your design in a minute.

We enjoyed watching you on The Fashion Show. We wish you continued success with your Andrew Christian line and hope to see you meet your goal to take on the world of women's fashion.

This post is only for positive words for Andrew or his work. If you have anything negative to say about him or another designer, please click here.

Reactions to The Fashion Show Episode Four

Sooo...Episode 4! What do you think? Individual challenges - better or worse than group challenges? Shoes! Manolos, Jimmy Choo, YSL - discuss amongst yourselves. What about the designers - did you agree with the judges decisions?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Make Me a Supermodel - Mountaha's Exit Interview

Advice column on Slate -- "how do I deal with my wife's addiction to Bravo TV?"

In the May 28 advice column called Dear Prudence on, a husband asks for advice on dealing with his wife's addiction to Bravo TV: "the accumulated Housewives of Orange County, Top Chef, and Millionaire Matchmaker, etc., is driving me bonkers. I feel as if I'm constantly letting the vapid, catty, self-centered individuals from these television shows into my home. To combat her watching this dross, I've tried bribery, negotiation, walking (storming) out of the room, and suggesting other projects."

Prudence defends a few shows in Bravo's lineup, suggests regular outings away from TV, and concludes, "If she can't make that concession, maybe it's time for the camera crew to move in."

Are YOU addicted to Bravo? Can you suggest a 12-step program for this beleaguered couple?

Shear Genius

Shear Genius is coming back for a third season, with new hostess Camilla Alves and new judge Bravolebrity hairstylist Jonathan Antin.

Photo: Evan Semon, Special to The Denver Post

Here's a new interview with Shear Genius season 2 finalist Charlie Price.

Coming Soon --- Miami Social!

Bravo is expanding its arts and culture slate with the network's newest docu-series Miami Social. Heading to the country's hottest city to show you what life is like in the lively social scene of South Beach, Bravo explores the lives of a group of hot, young professionals -- corporate types by day and party animals by night -- as they navigate the sometimes murky waters of Miami's hottest locales. Miami Social premieres Tuesday, July 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Looks like fun - will you be watching?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Real Housewives of New Jersey - Hooked Yet?

Photo: Jackamets/Bravo

After last night's episode and the intriguing hints of "what's to come" I'm finding myself looking forward to next week. How about you? What do you think of Danielle?

What was that "Cop Without a Badge" book all about?

Click here for some possible insight. Click here for a possible spoiler.

Here is a recap of last night's episode from Here is another from Zap2it.

Click here to read Jill Zarin's Bravo blog about the Jersey girls.

Tinsley Mortimer's Shoes

Watching episode two of The Fashion Show, "All the Bang, Half the Bucks," I found myself distracted by Tinsley Mortimer's shoes. Aren't they fabulous? And my favorite color...

Hey a girl can dream....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Housewives!


NEW YORK, NY – May 26, 2009 – Today, Bravo announced that a spin-off of its hit docu-series franchise "The Real Housewives," is in development, this time set in the influential metropolitan region of Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Bravo Media.

"We're tapping personalities who are among Washington D.C.'s influential players, cultural connoisseurs, fashion sophisticates and philanthropic leaders – the people who rub elbows with the most prominent people in the country and easily move in the city's diverse political and social circles," said Berwick.

A place for power and politics, Bravo is scouting the D.C. area to identify the city's alluring and discriminating residents, those women who have their pulse on the most important cultural events, political galas, gallery openings and fundraisers in Washington society. These leading members of D.C. society are in the know and comfortable discussing everything from the economy to high fashion. They are the talk of the town in the most powerful city in the world.

Bravo has tapped Half Yard Productions to develop this project.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC Universal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at

This Week On Bravo

Look for a "Real Housewives of Atlanta" marathon today followed by "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."

The new episode at 10:00 is called "Not One of Us." Here is a preview:

Click here for more videos.

On Wednesday night there's a new episode of "Make Me A Supermodel" at 10:00. We're down to final four models. Here is a preview:

Click here for more.

On Thursday night at 10:00 the "Fashion Show" designers finally get an individual challenge. The episode is titled "The Shoe Must Go On." Here is a preview:

Click here for more videos.

A Message from Anna

For everyone who liked my coat on Episode 3 of "The Fashion Show":

I did do a coat that is similar in style for my Fall 2009 Miranda Darkling Collection that I am offering for pre-order at 30% off one time only!   

Waki Coat - diamond pattern, black and grey, $490

This coat is an Italian wool, fully lined, and hand-tailored.  If you pre-order, we will charge your credit card when we ship it to you in September, just before it starts to get cold.  Perfect timing! Remember that this coat retails for upwards of $800 so you are getting a deal ladies!  I initially designed it just before I went on the show, wanting to create something that was WARM and gave me practical functions like the hood while still being classically stylish.  Don't worry, your coat will also have zippers in the sleeves ( a show inspired addition) for all of your shoplifting needs!

Just send me an e-mail and I will send you an order form: mirandadarklingATgmailDOTcom

I want to encourage everyone to keep watching!  Despite the inevitable Project Runway comparison, it is a very good show. 

"The Fashion Show" on Bravo, Thursdays at 10pm.   Remember, in the end, America gets to vote on who they think is the best designer, and that designer wins $125,000, which means our fates lie in your hands. 

Keep an eye on my website for updates:

You can download episodes from itunes, and eventually they will put all the episodes up online, so keep an eye out on the Bravo website and vote if you think the Panty Christ shouldn't have won this week!

I know it is so annoying to vote on that system, so I thank everyone who voted last week because ultimately, it was determined that I should have won on Episode 2.  You can also read cast blogs, play some silly game, and watch clips for future episodes on their website.  I would also like to say that Episode 4, coming up, is the first episode after I bought my curling iron, which has changed my life.  

Keep watching! anna mccraney

Monday, May 25, 2009

Andrew Christian in Houston

Houston-based field reporter and Bravo fan, John C, sends us this report from Houston. Thank you John.

Hey Blogging Bravo,

I had the good fortune to meet Andrew Christian in Houston this weekend! Andrew hosted a meet-and-greet at a local menswear store, and produced a fashion show at a club later that night.

Andrew actually seemed a little...reserved...compared to other reality show personalities I've encountered. He very graciously signed paraphernalia, and we chatted for a bit about "The Fashion Show". I inquired as to whether the winning designer had any input into the final design sold on, and whether they received any financial rewards from the sales. Surprisingly, no on both accounts.

We of course discussed the drama that erupted during this week's judging concerning Daniella and the "stolen" concepts! Andrew obviously stands behind his design, and naturally felt some vindication with Norma Kamali's quick dismissal of Daniella's remarks. He suspects some producer meddling as a catalyst to the drama, and reflected on how much "real" remains in "reality TV."

The underwear show later that night was quite impressive, but I'm withholding pictures in keeping with Blogging Bravo's family-oriented sensibilities =). Good luck to Andrew throughout the rest of the competition!

John C

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Recapalooza - The Fashion Show, Episode 3

Two of our recappers bravely move forward with episode three. Click here for The Minx.
Click here for Eric3000.

Thank you for entertaining us! Anyone else who would like to be included in the looza, please send your link to us at Team BB.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Exit Video - Markus Ketty

Shop The Winning Look - Episode 3


This convertible coat is available in sizes 0 - 14 and costs $249.00 Click here to shop.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Blogging Bravo Interview with Markus Ketty


"The Fashion Show" designer, Markus Ketty shares his experience on the show and his plans for the future with Blogging Bravo. Click here for the podcast. (Markus admits to being "stuck like glue to Nene!")

He is the Fashion Director for Nolcha.

Click here for more.

Congratulations, Andrew!

Andrew, the judges loved your convertible rain coat - and what's not to like? It was attractive, functional, and fun. Additionally, you showed that you work well in a team because you sought suggestions and took them well; you also showed skill as a designer by adding your own twists. Congratulations on the win!

This post is only for positive words for Andrew or his work. If you have anything negative to say about him or another designer, please click here.

BB Love to Markus

Markus, your coat design did not capture the je ne sais quois the judges look for, although Isaac did praise your innovative incorporation of a jewelry-roll as the collar. You were called a dreamer, but really, what is a designer if not a dreamer? One who envisions and then creates what we know as fashion.

This post is only for positive words for Markus or his work. If you have anything negative to say about him or another designer, please click here.

Reactions to The Fashion Show Episode Three

So what did you think about Episode 3? How did you feel about the outerwear challenge? Did you agree with the judges choices for winner and eliminated designer? How about the Harpers Bazaar Mini Challenge - necessary, or ironic? Discuss here!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Salome's Exit Videos

The lovely and photogenic Salome was eliminated in last night's episode of "Make Me a Supemodel."

Alex McCord Wears a Keith Lissner Design

Photo: D. Arnoult

Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen attended the Soiree Au Louvre 2009 at The Centurion on May 20, 2009 in New York City. Alex is wearing a dress designed by "The Fashion Show" contestant Keith Lissner.

Play Bravo's The Fashion Show Fantasy Game

...for the chance to win an entire collection created by the winner!

"Pick three contestants every week and gain or lose points for their triumphs and blunders on and off the catwalk.

"The top-scoring team (or teams) each week will win a scarf from The Fashon Show and a copy of Isaac Mizahi's book How To Have Style. The highest score for the season wins the Grand Prize: a complete reproduction of the final 10-look collection designed by the winner of The Fashion Show."

Play here now!

Bravo Looking for a New Housewife of New York

Photo: Andrew Eccles

It's just a back-up plan in case negotiations with any of the current cast members fall through. "Money is at the heart of the matter -- and excessive demands appear to be the biggest potential deal breaker." Click here for the article from The New York Post.

This is begging for a Poll...

Michelle Obama Wears An Isaac Mizrahi Design to Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Photo: WireImage
Click here for the story from our friends at Newsday.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More From The Mailbox

Photo: Andrew Eccles

Click here for Bethenny Frankel's hilarious blog entry after episode two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The Fashion Show designer Andrew Christian will be in Dallas on Saturday, May 23rd. Click here for more information.

Click here for a new interview with "The Fashion Show" judges - Fern Mallis, Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland from the Windy City.

From Plum TV, Kelly Bensimon "Tells All!"

From The Mailbox

How much do Reality Stars earn?

Click here for a new interview with Fern Mallis.

Click here to see RHNJ Dina's Big Fat Fabulous Wedding.

Click here to catch up on the episode 2 blogs from The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

All Jill All The Time

It's hard to keep up with Jill Zarin!

I really appreciate the Bravolebrities who are technically savvy, but Jill wins the prize.
Click here for Jill's website.
Click here to follow Jill on Twitter. Jill's Bravo blog is here.
Click here for her Facebook page.

Don't miss The Real Fans of Jill Zarin. This site is a genuine tribute with far more links and information that I can even mention.

Monday, May 18, 2009

This Week On Bravo

On Tuesday there is a Real Housewives of New York marathon followed by the premiere episode of RHNJ at 9:00 and a new episode of RHNJ at 10:00.

On Wednesday beginning at 2:00 PM there is a Project Runway Season Five mini-marathon. It appears that the Season Five DVD will not be released until August so this is a great chance to record your favorite episodes.

At 9:00 there is a repeat of part two of the RHNY Reunion and at 10:00 there is a new episode of Make Me a Supermodel, "Life's a Beach." Here is a preview:

More here.

On Thursday night beginning at 8:00 PM there are two episodes of RHNJ followed by a new episode of The Fashion Show called "Trick Up Your Sleeve." Here is a preview:

More here.

Real Housewives of NJ Previews

Are you ready for the new episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey? Here are some previews of this Tuesday's show.

See two more previews here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Our fabulous recappers offer up their unique looks at episode two of The Fashion Show.

The Minx

David Dust


If you would like your recap included, please send a link to Blogging Bravo.

The Fashion Show Episode Two - Shop The Winning Look

This "Short Bustier Jumpsuit" is $119.00 and available in sizes 4 - 14.

The "Flirty Sheer Jacket" is $75.00 and is also available in sizes 4 - 14.

Friday, May 15, 2009

BB Love to Laura

Laura, we barely got to know you at all in these two short weeks. For this challenge, you stuck to your guns and used a fabric that wasn't popular with the rest of your team-mates. And ultimately, your fabric choices were your undoing, as the tulle in the back of the dress was not a favorite, either. We would have loved to see what you could have done with a larger budget and sustainable materials!

You have a quirky, interesting style, and no doubt you will be successful with your own line in the future.

This post is only for positive words for Laura or her work. If you have anything negative to say about her or another designer, please click here.

Congratulations, Daniella!

Daniella, your look for the rock concert backstage party was sexy and eye-catching, and it was definitely part of a cohesive collection. It was also good to see that you got along so much better with your new team.

Congrats on the win! We hope to see more from you.

This post is only for positive words for Daniella or her work. If you have anything negative to say about her or another designer, please click here.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Reactions to The Fashion Show Episode Two

What did you think of the looks the winning designer and the eliminated designer created? What about the Harper's Bazaar challenge? Had you heard of Tinsley Mortimer? What did you think of the judge's comments? Was this episode better than the last? Discuss!

Who Will Win "Make Me A Supermodel?"

Make Me a Supermodel - Jordan's Exit Interview

I'm really sorry to see this season's most entertaining model eliminated. Good luck Jordan.

Fan Favorite voting is underway here.

Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part 2 Tonight at 9:00

Wait a sec, Kelly, are you and Bethenny "totally different" or are you "exactly the same?" I'm confused.

Honestly I believe that when Kelly was added to the cast, the other women thought, "Oh yes, we know Kelly - she'll be fun..." But they didn't really know her well and of course, she "didn't know" them. She hadn't watched the show and was not in any way familiar with the personalities and dynamics of the original housewives.

She's not bright enough to catch on or to catch up and has no idea how she is perceived. If anyone believed that Kelly Bensimon was anything "special" before she appeared on this show, she has certainly cleared up that misconception.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

She by Sheree Fashion Show in Atlanta

In what is certain to be a highlight from Season Two of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sheree Whitfield has finally launched her "She by Sheree" line with a fashion show on May 12. Young, Black and Fabulous has a great report from the event.

Click here for more images.

From The Mailbox

Photo: Bravo

Check out this hilarious recap of The Real Housewives of New York Reunion last night from NYMag.

Click here for a new interview with Isaac Mizrahi from Popeater.

The New York Post asks if Isaac Mizrahi's send-off "We're just not buying it" is the worst catchphrase ever?
Errrr... no, that would be Jonathan Adler's "See ya later, decorator."

All Bethenny - All The Time

First enjoy Bethenny and Andy Cohen dishing on the RHNY Reunion...

Then read Bethenny's blog about the Real Housewives of New Jersey Premiere. Hilarious.

Finally, check out this interview with Bethenny from Us Magazine.

Reviews are in...

..for the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

New York Daily News

Entertainment Weekly

E! Online.

Click here for a new interview with Danielle Staub.

Does Dina Manzo look familiar to you? Maybe you saw her wedding to Tommy featured on VH-1's "My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding."

Bethenny Frankel at Modern Bride's "25 Trendsetters of 2009" Event

Photo: Countess/WireImage
Bethenny Frankel was a presenter at the Modern Bride event on May 11th. Here she is looking fab on the red carpet.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

From The Mailbox

Photo: Andrei Jackamets/Bravo

Here's a look
at The Real Housewives of New Jersey from The New York Times. Thanks Trish.

Pull up a comfy chair, pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy this TVGasm Recap of The Fashion Show Premiere.

Click here
for an exit interview with Jonny Day from fancast.

Update: Another great review of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" here. I can hardly wait for tonight!

Like "The Jerry Springer Show on Botox"

Photo: Andrew Eccles

Ha - The New York Post calls tonight's Real Housewives of New York Reunion Show like "The Jerry Springer Show on botox." What could possibly be better than that? Click here for the story.

Don't miss "Why Ramona Shouldn't Blog." Yeah, leave the blogging to professionals, Ramona. Thanks Mark.

Looking toward the future, Kelly wants to return to the show next season. After all, we "didn't get to see the REAL Kelly."

Meanwhile, Jill is ready to see Kelly go.

We'll watch what happens....

Monday, May 11, 2009

This Week On Bravo

On Tuesday, May 12 Bravo has scheduled an all-day marathon of The Real Housewives of NYC followed by Part One of the Reunion at 10:00 PM.

Afterward, catch the preview special of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Wednesday night at 9:00 is the premiere episode of the RHNJ followed by Make Me a Supermodel at 10:00. This episode is called "Rocking and Rolling." Here is a preview:

Click here
for more previews of Episode 10.

On Thursday night at 9:00 we'll watch the second half of the RHNY Reunion Special followed by Episode Two of "The Fashion Show." Here is a preview:

As some of our favorite shows are concluding their seasons, others are just getting started. Let's watch what happens.

Real Housewives of New Jersey - Previews

Just when you think the drama is over with the Housewives of New York, here comes the Real Housewives of New Jersey! The madness begins Tuesday 11/10c, after the first part of the RHNY reunion.

Here are some previews to whet your appetite:

Find two more video previews here.


We love our recappers! For this episode we have
The Minx.

David Dust

and Eric3000.

If you would like to be included in our Recapalooza of "The Fashion Show, please send your link to Team Blogging Bravo - thanks!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Real Housewives of New York Reunion Preview

Blogging Bravo Interview with Jonny Day

Click here for our podcast with "The Fashion Show" designer, Jonny Day.

Jonny talks about his experience on the show and his plans for the future. Jonny was friendly and professional in the interview and I am sorry that we didn't get to know him better.

Merlin Castell Cracks the Whip

Friday, May 08, 2009

Did You Miss The Fashion Show Last Night?

Or maybe you don't get Bravo? Click here to watch the full episode of The Fashion Show premiere.

Click here
to order the winning look. Yes, size ten is the largest size available...

Reviews are in....

..and they are "mixed."

In general viewers seem to like the contestants and the challenges. We like Isaac but of course "he is no Tim Gunn."

I haven't read any review or recap that has much positive to say about Kelly Rowland. Maybe with more time, she'll grow on us.

Here is Zap2it...

...and Entertainment Weekly.

Spoke too soon, this reviewer likes Kelly!

Reactions to The Fashion Show Episode One

What did you think? Will you watch the show next week? Did you agree with the judges? Who were your favorites?

I'll admit that Merlin's design was my favorite. I was kind of surprised by the choice of winner. Were you?

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Party Room for the Fashion Show Episode One - Come on in!

It's time for The Fashion Show! We've set up the chairs and you're in the front row. the front row. So take a seat and join us for the first episode of The Fashion Show. Join your fellow fans of fashion reality shows. Let us know what you think -- is this jut a wannabe? Can the hosts make us forget Tim Gunn? Do we really need a 75 minute episode? All's fair game -- let it rip!

TFS Bios - Angel

Angel creates versatile dressing solutions for worldly women on-the-go. Her namesake collection, ANGEL CHANG, was founded in 2006 and grew out of a vision to offer women wardrobes that would supersede solely looking good. Inspired by high-tech fashions, Angel uses innovative materials, such as color-changing prints, light-up fabrics and self-heating linings to compliment a woman's fast-paced life. These pioneering efforts have led her company to receive the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, the Cartier Women's Initiative Award, as well as extensive coverage in Vogue, Elle, WWD, and other fashion magazines. Angel was also selected for Paper magazine’s 10th annual "Beautiful People" as one of the top emerging talent influencing the fashion field. Her attitude is focused on enjoying the journey and exploring new ways of dressing for the future. She describes her style as a relaxed sophistication that is intelligent, innovative and fun. With a Masters Degree from Columbia University, a design background, and experience working on the Donna Karan Collection, Viktor and Rolf, Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui, Angel is ready to take her revolutionary ideas to the top.

TFS Bios - Kristin

At only 23-years-old, Kristin is already a successful designer and businesswoman. After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago in only three years, Kristin began her own label, organiK Revolution, where she specializes in creating eco-friendly apparel for contemporary women. Born and raised in Chicago, she draws her inspiration from both the city and her rock-star family. Her husband and two brothers are in local Chicago bands and she likes to describe her style as feminine and fun with a rock-n-roll edge. Often considered "headstrong" by her friends and family, Kristin says she knows who she is and what she is capable of. She may be young, but that will not stop this rising Chicago star.

TFS Bios - Jonny

With roots in music, art, skateboarding and fashion, Jonny has developed a raw urban style matched with classic simplicity of the silhouette. In 1999, he co-founded the North Hollywood artist colony knows as "The Compound," and began designing Afroman Skateboards, a company that became an underground icon. In 2002, Jonny and a few of his friends created their first fashion line, Elmer Ave. Their concept was to redefine street style into high-end men's suiting with a rock-n-roll edge. Over the past few years, Jonny's accomplishments have included: dressing the men's collection for Toni and Guy London alongside Alexander McQueen, a role as guest designer on America’s Next Top Model, an appearance on the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, main stage Mercedes Benz Fashion Week showings and working with an impressive list of celebrity clients including Tommy Lee, Black Eyed Peas, Paramore, and Panic! At the Disco. A story of rags-to-riches, this self-taught designer is inspired by experimentation and is currently developing a new addition to Elmer Ave menswear collection to fit women dubbed "the doll fit."

TFS Bios - James-Paul

When he was just eight-years-old, James-Paul knew he was destined to be a fashion designer. After earning his associates degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, James-Paul moved to London where he could relate to other unconventional thinkers in the fashion industry. While attending London South Bank University and American Intercontinental University, London, he was inspired by the 1920's Bauhaus movement. James-Paul utilizes the patterns of Bauhaus to create clothes with simplified geometric pieces. After finishing his two Bachelor Degrees in Women’s Wear, James-Paul found a home for his radical approach at the Vivienne Westwood studios, where he was pushed to break the rules and make garments that couldn’t be found in pattern books. He cites an appetite for experimentation as the most important trait for any aspiring designer. James-Paul is currently developing a post-colonialist approach through fabrication and silhouette. When asked what his secret weapon is in the competition, James-Paul's answers: "my brain."

TFS Bios - Daniella

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Daniella is a true artist whose colorful personality is drawn from her diverse cultural and artistic background. Daniella began her studies as a Fashion and Costume Design major at Syracuse University, but moved to London, where she completed a BFA with Honors from London College of Fashion. Consistently immersed in fashion, Daniella worked with some of the most talented designers in the industry including Luca Luca, Les Chiffoniers and Alexander McQueen. Her final collection at LCF was selected by a panel of industry professionals to be part of an exclusives press show at the Royal Academy in London. Daniella's style is a contrast of classic femininity and modern androgyny. She uses sophisticated silhouettes with unusual details to create modern designs for the strong edgy woman with a bit of rockstar flair. Though she may be young, Daniella has no doubt that it is only a matter of time before she is the creative director of her own fashion company.

TFS Bios - Markus

Born and raised in Michigan, Markus spent the majority of his summers growing up in New York, where he was inspired by the rhythm and dimensions of the city and its endless possibilities. At just 19 years old, he began a successful career as a commercial interior designer specializing in restaurants, salons and spas. His talent has taken him around the world, giving him a diverse view and a refined eye. Though he has dabbled in multiple avenues of the design industry, Markus found true love when he tried his hand at fashion. After gaining a coveted spot at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, in London, England, where he graduated with a BA Honors in Fashion Design and Marketing as one of the top three of his class, Markus went on to intern at the studio of British fashion designer Giles Deacon and shortly after, created his own modern cut collection. Today, Markus holds the title Fashion Director, at the fashion magazine Nolcha and is working on launching his own label of high-end women's wear, MARKUS KETTY.

TFS Bios - Haven

Haven discovered her love for fashion in the pages of high fashion magazines. She would wallpaper her bedroom in their pages and create her own sketches and designs. After high school, she moved from her hometown in Tennessee to Los Angeles where she attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and worked as a stylist on the Chelsea Lately Show. She describes herself as "a bit of a control freak" and likes things her way. Haven designs clothes that she wants to wear, always keeping in mind that a woman should feel sexy, confident and feminine. The greatest inspiration for her clothing comes from the beauty and mystery of women in foreign cultures as well as the work of the great Yves Saint Laurent. Haven currently has pieces in top boutiques in Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, and Miami. She most recently collaborated with two close friends to create EliaH Joel, a new clothing line that officially launched in January 2009. In addition, Haven is currently working on a young girls line, Lalu. A warning to the other contestants – this designer isn't afraid to speak her mind. "I can be a bitch. If you ask me a question I'm going to give you my opinion and if you aren't ready for the answer, don’t ask."