She was selected through an application process, which was followed by an essay about herself. When she was accepted she asked me to go, which I was delighted about, but frightened: WHAT DOES A GIRL WEAR?
The process was daunting but I tried to remember what would be fashion forward, fit my skin tone, not be unflattering (although I let my arms show, but they'd look big no matter what), and represent my taste. My boyfriend, Tim, wanted to pick out something for me to wear on television, so with great supervision he picked out a sleeveless top with a lace front. I did the rest and this is what happened:
Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: the LOFT
Bracelet: the LOFT
We all signed waivers and had microphones placed inside our clothes. Randy and Sarah were FAB. The filming crew were very nice. I was put in the interview room, which none of the footage was used for the actual episode, and it was very intimidating. Too many rules and tenses to follow! All in all it was a great experience and I'm so glad to have done it!
As for Katie,because I'm sure you are all curious, this is what she ended up picking:
In the end we had a blast despite only being in the Big Apple for three days. I love how you can walk down the street & see fashion EVERYWHERE. I also love the vegan food scene. I'd love to live in such a splendid city!
The show has outtakes of us on the website. It may even be the first video to pop open with the link: the title of the outtake is "Paging Andrea Beaumont". As for reruns I don't know when they will be on, but the full episode is online for the time being: Season 2, episode 18 is on this page.