Friday, March 03, 2006

Click Here For Our Advice To Season Three Hopefuls

It seems like ages ago that we started this list of advice to season three hopefuls. In reading it over, it's actually for those who make it on to the show. Let's add some advice now for those who are trying out. What do you think would assure an aspiring designer a spot in Season Three? I'm sure it will be highly competitive. Hmmmmmm...

Of course, this is just speculation since we have no real idea what the judges look for. I would imagine the three looks that a prospect brings along should be very well-executed and of course "aesthetically pleasing." Beyond that, they should convey a "unique point of view." Also, I believe that your portfolio should be filled with many additional views of completed garments as well as sketches. It seems that sketches were more important this season than last.

Most important of all, of course is your personality. Be polite and sincere and eager, but still interesting and fun. Be a "bigger" version of yourself. Be the person that you will be on the show. Try to make an impression - be memorable. Present your unique story. Be a character. The producers will be looking for a balance of unique characters. So what is unique about you? Don't hide it!

Wear something interesting - preferably that you have designed yourself. This is your opportunity to show a fourth look so take advantage of it!

Okay, dear readers, what else?

8 comments:

Tbone said...

If at all possible, bring a model with you to show off your designs properly. This helps reveal a serious commitment to the process.

Adriana said...

Change your name to Daniel Franco.

asiangirl said...

Get lots of sleep. Learn how to find the right fabrics in a short amount of time.. choosing fabrics seem to be very important.

understand PR's definition of Vugar - too much tootie.

try to finish all your garments, but if you can't glue them on, as long as they don't see it, you should be fine

defintely watch all the episodes so that you know what fabrics are off limits... because you don't want to seem like you are mimicking anybody.

sarahlad said...

Watch and rewatch all shows- first and second season- Memorize the fabrics and styles of others- do not imitate.... Have a game plan for what might be thrown at you-- you konw there will be an evening gown. You know there will be some type of costume/uniform. Anticipate it before you are there-then when it is revealed- make it work.....

Eliza said...

how about diversity? they're looking for people from different backgrounds

echoe311 said...

Remember to have a great singing voice.

And it is necessary to make clever songs about sewing.

Oh and please finish your hems.

Uyut Beni said...

learn as much as you can about different fabrics. learn how they feel, how they move and stretch (if they do) and practice working with as many different types of fabric as possible. also, try to keep your mind open to patterns.

give yourself little challenges before the show, like trying to put together a simple dress in a short amount of time so that if you're pressed for time and your garment isn't working out, you can pull a Kara/Zulema and at least have something to show.

thescot said...

Season 1, it was a garment made out of things from the grocery store; this season, the garden center. You might want to check out your local hardware store, but stay away from duct tape--too obvious--and if you're planning to glue several thousand washers to a bolt of muslin (so it looks like real fabric in bad light) for goodness sake practice your time management skills.