Hey everyone! Just wanted to remind you that you still have today and part of tomorrow to vote for my t-shirt design here. Just vote "Rachel". I am the first contestant listed. You may also vote once a day.
The events for the 10 finalists begin tomorrow. We will be staying at the Empire Hotel in the Upper West Side, and I will finally get to meet my 9 competitors. Yesterday they sent us flip cams to record "confessional" style documentation of us packing and talking about our design, so this is what I will be doing today. I will upload it once it is finished!
Wednesday we will get to visit the CFDA Fashion Incubator, a space used to foster up and coming designers for 2 years with mentoring, to help them succeed. Then we will attend the Anna Sui fashion show!!
Thursday morning begins with hair and make up (any suggestions?) and then at 1:00 we will gather on the terrace of the hotel for the announcement of the winner! I am already so nervous just thinking about the final seconds leading up until the reveal - I could not sleep last night very well! That day will conclude with meeting the CFDA members and a Q&A with Chris Benz.
If I win this competition, my t-shirt will be produced and sold in a 5 day flash sale from September 14th - 19th on eBay, along with the 6 accompanying designer t-shirts designed for vitaminwater as well.
Another amazing piece of this competition is that the winner will be flown out Saturday to LA for ... THE ELLEN SHOW.
If you would like to see me on the Ellen show, feel free to vote for my design and help support my dream of starting a line out of college! The $5,000 scholarship granted to the grand prize winner will be an amazing jump start to my figuring out my future.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far; if you would like to repost I will be more than happy to do a post for you in the future.
(I am so jittery just imagining what it would be like to walk onto the set of Ellen!!!)