CastDesigners

Host Garcelle Beauvais

Named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters, and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities. A seasoned actress, Garcelle is well known to TV viewers for her roles in “Franklin & Bash,” and “The Jamie Foxx Show” and is currently a host on the daytime talk-show, “Hollywood Today Live.” She is also filming her latest project, the wildly anticipated “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” opposite Michael Keaton, to be released summer of 2017.

Above all, Garcelle’s most fulfilling job is being a mother. She was inspired by the experiences of motherhood to write a children’s book series entitled ‘I Am,’ addressing identity issues relevant to many children today.

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her three sons, Oliver, Jax and Jaid.

Judge Carson Kressley

Emmy®-winning television star, style expert, best-selling author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley is known to TV viewers for his appearances on “Dancing With the Stars,” “How To Look Good Naked,” the upcoming season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” and his breakthrough role as fashion guru on the iconic series “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”.

Among his accolades, Kressley is a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit, including “You’re Different and That’s Super,” a children’s book promoting diversity and tolerance. And be on the lookout for Carson’s new book coming out October 11, 2016 called, “Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?: A Cheeky Guide to Feeling Sexier in Your Own Skin & Unleashing Your Personal Style”.

When Kressley is not starring on stage or screen, he can be found astride one of his American Saddlebred show horses, with which he has achieved World Champion status.

Judge Tai Beauchamp

A former magazine editor turned style influencer, content creator, public speaker, media personality, and entrepreneur, Tai Beauchamp engages women around the world with her genuine approach to celebrating inner and outer beauty.

Since 2006, her creative talents and style authority have become the go-to for national and international consumer brands. She has appeared on NBC, E!, BET, The View, The Chew, The Wendy Williams Show, and TV One. She is the former host of The View’s “Must Have Monday” segment and TLC’s “Dare to Wear,” in addition to serving as Style Ambassador of InStyle Magazine.

A proud alumna of Spelman College, Beauchamp was born and raised in New Jersey. She now divides her time residing between New York City and Los Angeles.

Judge Douglas Little

Douglas Little is a master of visual communication and storytelling. He specializes in the interpretation and translation of corporate identity into dramatic window displays, products, advertising, environmental design and other media that articulate the unique sensibility of a particular brand.

Recognizing this talent for fashioning a cohesive “world of luxury,” many companies have called upon Little to create provocative window displays and other artful branded environments. His client list includes Van Cleef & Arpels, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, Queen of the Night/Diamond Horseshoe NYC, Neiman Marcus, Harry Winston, AvenueL World Shopping Center Seoul Korea, and many more.

Edward Sajovic

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Education: The Fashion Institute of Technology, LIM College

Has Worked With: Harry Winston, Michael Kors, Henri Bendel

Tools of Choice: Glue guns, spray paint, and glitter

How He Describes Himself in Three Words: Creative “Craft-a-rella” Extraordinaire

Erin O’Brien

Hometown: New York, NY

Years in the Business: 20+

Experience: Window Display/Wardrobe Stylist/ Prop Master /Prop Stylist

Has Worked With: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Chanel, Lord & Taylor, Burberry, Barneys NY

Design Aesthetic: Whimsical and Edgy – She always brings a piece of herself into the window, so it is easily recognized that Erin O’ has been there.

Competitive Edge: Attention to detail and extreme precision sets her apart from the rest

Gerardo Mellado

Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Education: Fashion Institute of Technology

Current Gig: Visual Procurement Manager

Design Aesthetic: Telling a story through the unexpected – mixing old and new media, textures, and graphics

Competitive Edge: Originally worked in a production company, always looking for that “ah-ha” moment

Shani Coleman

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Education: Fashion Retailing and Design Operations, Syracuse University

Has Worked With: GUESS, Banana Republic, Forever 21

Design Aesthetic: Captivating, fashion-forward

Competitive Edge: Thrives in challenging environments that push her

How She Describes Herself In Four Words: Jack of All Trades

Spenser Zalkin

Hometown: Carmel, IN

Current Gig: Visual Stylist

Experience: Interior remodels, styling, pop-up shops, floor sets, interior design, fashion shows

Design Aesthetic: Modern with an unexpected twist

Competitive Edge: Relishing in taking unexpected elements and having them interact with the mannequins

Tara Meagher

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA

Current Gig: Visual Manager

What She Says Sets Her Apart: Left college to pursue a career in design and visual merchandising

Inventive Design Idea: Repurposing old coffee pots to create a unique water fountain display

Competitive Edge: Creates handmade pieces for her displays, incorporates unusual elements to play on the unexpected

Timothy Howe

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Current Gig: Visual Consultant

Experience: Designing, painting, sewing, drawing, building, sculpting, woodworking, styling

Competitive Edge: Infuses levity and surprise in his designs

How He Describes Himself in Two Words: Visual Ninja

Brittany Bush

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Education: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Mediums: Metal, resin, clay, rubber, wood, vinyl, cork, glass

Current Gig: Visual Merchandiser

Competitive Edge: Young, fearless, making waves

Hosts

Host Garcelle Beauvais

Named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters, and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities. A seasoned actress, Garcelle is well known to TV viewers for her roles in “Franklin & Bash,” and “The Jamie Foxx Show” and is currently a host on the daytime talk-show, “Hollywood Today Live.” She is also filming her latest project, the wildly anticipated “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” opposite Michael Keaton, to be released summer of 2017.

Above all, Garcelle’s most fulfilling job is being a mother. She was inspired by the experiences of motherhood to write a children’s book series entitled ‘I Am,’ addressing identity issues relevant to many children today.

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her three sons, Oliver, Jax and Jaid.

Judge Carson Kressley

Emmy®-winning television star, style expert, best-selling author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley is known to TV viewers for his appearances on “Dancing With the Stars,” “How To Look Good Naked,” the upcoming season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” and his breakthrough role as fashion guru on the iconic series “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”.

Among his accolades, Kressley is a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit, including “You’re Different and That’s Super,” a children’s book promoting diversity and tolerance. And be on the lookout for Carson’s new book coming out October 11, 2016 called, “Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?: A Cheeky Guide to Feeling Sexier in Your Own Skin & Unleashing Your Personal Style”.

When Kressley is not starring on stage or screen, he can be found astride one of his American Saddlebred show horses, with which he has achieved World Champion status.

Judge Tai Beauchamp

A former magazine editor turned style influencer, content creator, public speaker, media personality, and entrepreneur, Tai Beauchamp engages women around the world with her genuine approach to celebrating inner and outer beauty.

Since 2006, her creative talents and style authority have become the go-to for national and international consumer brands. She has appeared on NBC, E!, BET, The View, The Chew, The Wendy Williams Show, and TV One. She is the former host of The View’s “Must Have Monday” segment and TLC’s “Dare to Wear,” in addition to serving as Style Ambassador of InStyle Magazine.

A proud alumna of Spelman College, Beauchamp was born and raised in New Jersey. She now divides her time residing between New York City and Los Angeles.

Judge Douglas Little

Douglas Little is a master of visual communication and storytelling. He specializes in the interpretation and translation of corporate identity into dramatic window displays, products, advertising, environmental design and other media that articulate the unique sensibility of a particular brand.

Recognizing this talent for fashioning a cohesive “world of luxury,” many companies have called upon Little to create provocative window displays and other artful branded environments. His client list includes Van Cleef & Arpels, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, Queen of the Night/Diamond Horseshoe NYC, Neiman Marcus, Harry Winston, AvenueL World Shopping Center Seoul Korea, and many more.

Edward Sajovic

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Education: The Fashion Institute of Technology, LIM College

Has Worked With: Harry Winston, Michael Kors, Henri Bendel

Tools of Choice: Glue guns, spray paint, and glitter

How He Describes Himself in Three Words: Creative “Craft-a-rella” Extraordinaire

Erin O’Brien

Hometown: New York, NY

Years in the Business: 20+

Experience: Window Display/Wardrobe Stylist/ Prop Master /Prop Stylist

Has Worked With: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Chanel, Lord & Taylor, Burberry, Barneys NY

Design Aesthetic: Whimsical and Edgy – She always brings a piece of herself into the window, so it is easily recognized that Erin O’ has been there.

Competitive Edge: Attention to detail and extreme precision sets her apart from the rest

Gerardo Mellado

Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Education: Fashion Institute of Technology

Current Gig: Visual Procurement Manager

Design Aesthetic: Telling a story through the unexpected – mixing old and new media, textures, and graphics

Competitive Edge: Originally worked in a production company, always looking for that “ah-ha” moment

Shani Coleman

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Education: Fashion Retailing and Design Operations, Syracuse University

Has Worked With: GUESS, Banana Republic, Forever 21

Design Aesthetic: Captivating, fashion-forward

Competitive Edge: Thrives in challenging environments that push her

How She Describes Herself In Four Words: Jack of All Trades

Spenser Zalkin

Hometown: Carmel, IN

Current Gig: Visual Stylist

Experience: Interior remodels, styling, pop-up shops, floor sets, interior design, fashion shows

Design Aesthetic: Modern with an unexpected twist

Competitive Edge: Relishing in taking unexpected elements and having them interact with the mannequins

Tara Meagher

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA

Current Gig: Visual Manager

What She Says Sets Her Apart: Left college to pursue a career in design and visual merchandising

Inventive Design Idea: Repurposing old coffee pots to create a unique water fountain display

Competitive Edge: Creates handmade pieces for her displays, incorporates unusual elements to play on the unexpected

Timothy Howe

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Current Gig: Visual Consultant

Experience: Designing, painting, sewing, drawing, building, sculpting, woodworking, styling

Competitive Edge: Infuses levity and surprise in his designs

How He Describes Himself in Two Words: Visual Ninja

Brittany Bush

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Education: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Mediums: Metal, resin, clay, rubber, wood, vinyl, cork, glass

Current Gig: Visual Merchandiser

Competitive Edge: Young, fearless, making waves

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