And in tonight's episode of Fashion Star, Silvia heard it. After a tense and time-crushed challenge, Silvia, who classifies herself as a perfectionist, took home to big bid. How big, you ask? The buyers from Saks thought her palazzo pant jumpsuit was chic, sexy, and, much to Silvia's delight, worth a monster $200,000 check.
Let's be real—the NBC design show has been sweet on clothing designer Silvia Arguello. Macy's and Express raved over her dramatic pants, and in the "Buyer's Choice" episode, they specifically asked for another pair to snatch up. But that's not what Silvia wanted to do.
"Express and Macy’s asked for a pair of pants, where as Saks just said go for the black and white trend. In the beginning, I must confess that I thought I should just go for the black and white trend and target Saks—just because I just did a pair of pants. But at the same time, this is an opportunity to target all three buyers. So why would I miss that opportunity?" says Silvia.
Silvia, who's mentor is John Varvatos, says that while her pieces look relatively simple, they have multiple components, tons of patterns, and are super hard to construct. "I had a lot of issues with the jumpsuit because of the timing. My pieces are complicated," she admits.
So for those of you who think Silvia regularly throws together a Saks stunner in, like, 36 hours, just know that it takes a heck of a lot longer than that. If the tiniest thing is off on one of her garments, Silvia doesn't let it go. It's try, try again until that article of clothing is basically perfection. Oh! And the whole inspiration and reminiscing on influences thing? That gets pushed to the side during one of these showdowns.
While we can talk about Silvia's design stories for days and days, (seriously, if Saks loves her, who wouldn't?!) we thought it would be fun to fill you all in on the other Arguello in the realty TV biz. Yep! That would be Ready for Love's hottie contestant Ernesto Arguello.
Shocked? We were too. This is one of the best brother/sister teams we've ever heard about. Asking Silvia about their family TV venture was definitely necessary.
"I think fate brought us there at the same time. Not only the same time, but the same channel. I feel weird when I’m watching NBC, and all of a sudden, I see an advertisement for Fashion Star and see myself there. And then immediately after, there is an advertisement for Ready for Love, and my brother is there."
Hey, we don't mind the surprise! Hopefully Silvia will 'em coming on Fashion Star! A cute outfit and a dating show is always something to pencil in.
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