Kenmore Live's "So You Wanna Be a Designer": Facebook's Hottest Reality Show!

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Kenmore Live's "So You Wanna Be a Designer" has almost 300,000 fans and is the first fashion reality show live-streamed on Facebook!  This 8 week long series began on March 24th and its final show will be May 12st.  It began with 6 designers and now on Episode 5, which I judged, the show is down to four; LaTonya Williams, Anna Hovet, Jessica Davis and Tonya Pierce.

Fashioned along the lines of "Project Runway", each week the designers are given challenges.  For Episode 5, they had to create black tie attire inspired by a favorite charity.  Anna Hovet created a chic cocktail suit with dimes glued on the lapels and cuffs in honor of the March of Dimes.  There was an elegant red, white and blue gown by Tonya Pierce which celebrated "Heroes at Home" and a whimsical white feathered gown by Jessica Davis inspired by St. Jude's (angels on earth).  LaTonya Williams designed an elegant evening gown in honor of "Rebuilding Together."

The show is co-hosted by the forever chic Debbie Jagel, who created the Ootra Line and brings 29 years of fashion savvy to the show.  Stylist Isaac King is her charming co-host. I judged this segment along with designer Thierry Roger and Chelsea McGrath from Sofia Vintage.  (Check out the photo gallery to see who won!!!)  The designers now go on to the next challenge which airs live on Thursday, April 28th, at 7 PM.  You can view the show at  (every Thursday beginning at 7 PM until May 12th). Facebook viewers can vote up to five times per night between 7-7:50 PM, CT,  for their favorite designer. 

It was so exciting and I love the fact that it's happening right here in Chicago!  Fans can even be in the audience at the Kenmore Live Studio at 678 N. Wells for the shows.

The winner will receive $20K in cash and a Kenmore Elite washer/dryer.  Good luck to ALL and may the BEST designer win!  (Fab fotos by Mila Samokhina).  To view my segment, Episode 5, please click here

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