GLOBAL — Have you seen reality TV's latest fashion design competition called Fashion Star? If you haven't, don't feel bad because neither have I. However, I will definitely be tuning in for the season 2 premiere March 8th on NBC, hosted by Louise Roe and featuring Nicole Richie, Jessica simpson, and John Varvatos as mentors to 13 designers.
Tori-Nichel, a womenswear fashion designer and professed Brooklyn girl, is one of the designers competing. I originally interviewed Tori-Nichel in 2007 when Forbes hailed her "a designer to watch." I recently caught up with her to discuss "Fashion Star" and get the scoop on her style faves.
How did you get discovered and selected to be a cast member on "Fashion Star?"
I was discovered to be a cast member of Fashion Star through a friend. He had a friend of a friend who was part of the casting team who was seeking out their design colleagues for referrals. He forwarded the info to me, told me that it sounded like I'd be perfect for it. I submitted a 60 second elevator pitch video on my collection and I was asked to go to the NYC open casting. The rest, as they say, is history!