Fashion Star Recap: Season 1 Episode 7 “Mentors’ Choice” 4/24/12

Fashion Star Recap: Season 1 Episode 7 "Mentors' Choice" 4/24/12

Tonight is an all new episode of Fashion Star called ‘Mentors’ Choice.’  Stand by as we live blog tonight’s episode with all the up-to-the-minute details. On last weeks show the bottom three designers were called to the stage, Barbara, Orly and Sarah.   Mentors get to save the designer they believe deserves to have a chance to be the first “Fashion Star”, Nicole announces that they are saving Nikki.

Barbara, Orly and Sarah faced the buyers one last time and they decided that Barbara was going home, maybe they didn’t like her “I’m a breast cancer survivor and I was born with club feet” joke.  If you missed the episode you can read our full and detailed recap here.

On tonight’s show we are down to the final eight designers and  it is Mentor’s Choice.  The mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos go beyond mentoring and get to pick what the designers will create.  I cannot wait to see what they choose.  According to the promo – we will get to see what happens when the buyers don’t buy in – apparently they don’t like one of the mentor’s ideas.

Meanwhile there have been conspiracy theories stating that mentor Jessica Simpson has already given birth.  Jessica tweeted the following to stop the rumors, “To everyone who keeps congratulating me on the birth of my baby girl… I’m still pregnant!! Don’t believe what you read ladies and gents.”

Fashion Star is on tonight at 10 PM on NBC and we will be live blogging it with all the up-to-the-minute drama and elimination. So make sure to come back to this spot and spend the evening with us!  Refresh often to get the most current details!  If you want to see a sneak peek of tonight’s episode below!

RECAP: So far the buyers have bought over 2 million dollars worth of clothes. Tonight it is Mentor’s Choice, they will push the designers to maximize their reach.  John, Jessica and Nicole are pushing the designers this week, Nicole wants Kara to do a full suit. John wants Ross to do a long flowey dress but they are knocking heads when it comes to the material, John is clearly not listening to John and thinks Ross missed the mark and frumped it up a bit.

Jessica chose to mentor Sarah and she wants her to create the right dress. John mentors Nzimiro and told him to be careful to not put too many colors in his tailored suit. Sarah is always second guessing herself and this week is no difference. Jessica was not in love with the dresses, she wishes they were more structured.

John works with Orly and she is ready for the challenge. Nicole tells Ronnie that she thinks he will eventually be a evening gown designer and he is determined not to go home this week. John really liked the way Orly mixed zippers with soft silk, Nicole loved Ronnie’s dresses.

It is game time for Luciana and Nikki. Jessica is working with Luciana and wants her to do a structured dress this week, she tells her not to forget her detail. Nikki is not crazy about doing a mini dress, Nicole tries to help her pick fabric but Nikki really isn’t feeling it. Jessica loves Luciana’s dresses and John feels they could be bought by all the designers. Nicole thinks Nikki did a great job this week.

Kara Laricks – Women Suit – Saks $100,000

Ross Bennett – Flowy Gown – NO OFFERS

Nzimiro Oputa – Two Piece Suit – NO OFFERS

Sarah Parrot – Faux Wrap Dress – NO OFFERS

Orly Shani – Column Dress – Saks $50,000, H&M$60,000 – Saks ups it to $60,00, then both up it to $70,000. Orly has to choose who she wants to sell her design to, she chooses H&M.

Ronnie  Escalante – Evening Dress – Macy’s $50,000

Nikki Poulos – Mod Mini Dress – NO OFFERS

Luciana Scarabello – Structured Dress – H&M $60,000, Saks $60,000 – H&M ups it to $70,000.

Lucianna is the first designer to have sold to all three designers so far in the show.

The “No Offers” are Ross, Nzimiro, Sarah and Nikki. all four designers are called to the stage. Mentors get to save the designer they believe deserves to have a chance to be the first “Fashion Star”, Nicole announces that they choose Nzimiro Oputa.

Ross, Nikki and Sarah are facing the buyers one last time and they decide that Sarah Parrot is going home.

ELIMINATED: Sarah Parrot