Last night, NBC’s fashion talent show 'Fashion Star' named Kara Laricks as it’s winner!
Fashion Star is that show that Jessica Simpson is on and also tweets about non-stop. I think caftans are involved, must double check.
The winner will have her collection in H&M, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Runners Up included Ronnie Escalante and Nzimiro Oputa, but it was Kara’s androgynous women’s wear that prevailed. A former fourth-grade schoolteacher, Laricks always told her students to be true to themselves. Finally, she took her own advice and pursued a career in fashion.
In the first episode, Kara designed something that was called a collar-plus-tie, which is like a long collar connected to a bow tie that you attach to other outfits that don’t already have a collar. I thought it was weird, but the judges loved it.
The collection that Kara designed for Macy’s includes khaki straight-leg pants, a short sleeved blazer and a bright red and blue spotted blouse.
The collection she designed for H&M includes a black romper, a maxi dress, and a short mullet-style printed frock.
But it was her winning collection for Saks Fifth Avenue that really stole the show. An ivory maxi dress, a copper and cream trench coat, a black mini dress, and some wide leg work pants complete her winning ensemble.