Spree Style with Erin Habes: Fashion Star
Fashion. Turn to the left. Fashion. Turn to the right.
It's alive and for the world to see on NBC this week, with the debut of Fashion Star, a reality TV show that mashes the likes of Project Runway and Design Star, with huge money and reputations at stake.
The competition goes “real world”, as three major retailers battle it out to win the select garments, which quickly lead to production and instant availability. Filmed six months ago and stamped top secret, the winning pieces, soon to be viewed by millions, will be available to the masses in stores the next day! With a wide range of high profile retailers bidding (Macy’s, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue) the limited edition product hitting the shelves will surely create retail frenzy. Think Karl Lagerfeld / H&M collaboration crazy...items will definitely be on eBay by noon.
Now if you’re thinking “Oh poor me, I live in Buffalo and this product is only reserved for big cities”. Think wrong! My sources tell me, that our H&M has boxes of those winning designs under lock and key just waiting for the winners to be announced so they can be opened and contents merchandised on the floor by the time the store opens the next day.
Who will join me when the gates open at H&M?
The suspense is killing me, along with the thought of seeing fashion mentor/moguls Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos. This is going to be a must watch, so, tune in Tuesdays at 9:30pm on NBC. Game on.