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Friday, August 28, 2009

My Lovely Baby Bumps - PR Season 6, Episode 2

Sooo...I didn't get a chance to recap last weeks show and I'm sort of happy I didn't. To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of anything that walked down that runway for the red carpet challenge. All the looks were average at best, with very few standing out. Christopher's winning design was great, but it didn't look all that wearable to me. I wasn't a fan of Johnny's red dress and thought Ramon's dress was pretty, but boring and had major boobie issues.

I also thought Mitchell should have gone home over Ari. At least she finished her design. He send an ugly nightgown down the runway. But once again, I'm not a judge.

I was amused that Lindsay Lohan was a judge during the one week Ari was there. Am I nuts, or doesn't Ari look a bit like Samantha Ronson?

I'm sort of surprised Lohan didn't jump her in the back and show her if the firecrotch matches the drapes. Kidding! Even more surprising was how concise Lindsay was as a judge. Good for her, lucidity looks good on her.

Moving on...

At the start of episode 2, the designers meet Heidi on the runway and Heidi explains that they will be designing for a real celebrity client. It just so happen that this celebrity client is majorly pregnant with twins and is Rebecca Romijn. I LOVE Rebecca Romijn. I've always found her funny and beautiful and she's one of the more talented models in terms of expanding her career to other talents. I love her on Ugly Betty.

Anyway, the designers are all shocked and apalled to learn that they have to design a maternity look. The horror!!

Nicolas legit has a tourettes attack at the camera and "shits" and "fucks" his way through 30 seconds of interview time. Get a grip, dude! It's not like she has 7 arms you have to design for. Pregnant women happen all the time, you've seen it before, I presume.

She's a MONSTER!!!

The designers hit up Mood in a cold sweat and major panic attacks. It's hilarious.

As the designers make it work, it's clear that a few designers have a better sense of how to dress a pregnant woman and it's interesting to see their thought and design process. I'm seeing a lot of dresses and tight pants with tunics. Granted, this is the go to for maternity wear, but let's see some innovation, ladies!!

Malvin is talking about some "Which came first?" concept for his design, and I'm confused along with everyone else.

Definitely the chicken. Now, carry on.

So Logan is the hot, young designer this season and all the girls are peeing themselves over working with him. As we find out on Models of the Runway, Fatma is completely gaga for him and is ready to shiv any bitch who comes close to her man.

Of course, as a man's man or guy's guy or whatever, these girls should realize that they will never be dudely enough to be Logans inner circle. Except Valerie of course, which is why she's been eliminated. Kidding?

Careful Logan, she might try to sit on your face.

Tim has everyone bring their suddenly pregnant models to the runway

"Designers, please roll your models down to the runway."

Our guest judge this week is the always beautiful Rebecca Romijn and stepping in for Michael Kors is none other then Monique Lhullier.

I LOVE Monique Lhullier. I have fantasties about her wedding gowns.

Bow. Down. Bitches.

I must say that I found the awful fake bellies really distracting for some of the garments. Bravo would have sprung for higher quality. Ya hear that, Lifetime!

Let's start the show!!
Our entire judging panel is of women who are or have been pregnant. Sort of smart that way since they clearly know what they are talking about more then the average gay man.
Or the average straight man it seems. Now, I don't think Epperson has every been a pregnant woman, but come on! A one piece jumpsuit with no visible way to remove yourself from it to pee...FAIL. Plus that vest is ugly.

The jumpsuit was nice as far as jumpsuits go, but I hate jumpsuits, so...moving on.

Based on the two designs we've seen from Feather Prince, he certainly has a short, tight and shiny aesthetic. The problem this week is that he is supposed to be designing for the average pregnant woman, not Heidi Klum.

She doesn't even look "pregnant" here and how are you supposed to get that skirt up over the belly to use the ladies room? It's not a bad dress, but it's a bad maternity dress.

"I have to pee!"
"At least you can pull your dress up, these assholes seem to think that you'd be fine with an 8 pound baby sitting on your bladder."
"Hah! I just peed a little."

So I'm ACTUALLY pregnant and psssst...Logan is the father...

This was sort of cute in it's concept but I thought the tunic was much too tight around the belly. It seems like Logan, Epperson and Nick really missed the mark on considering a woman's body when she's pregnant.

Johnny did a bit better and I really like the idea behind this dress. It was sort of ruined by the ugly bow thing at the shoulder and I hate the neckline. The rest of the dress is nice and I like the hemline. Thankfully some angel from above convinced him to remove that hideous jacket from the outfit and throw it in the bag like a scarf. Best move since getting sober, buddy!

So I really like Qristyl but her dress last week was a stank mess and her dress this week is a little boring for me. Granted it's a lot better then last week and I like that she thought more about the female body. It probably helps that she's female.

I LOVE the neckline and just wished she'd used a different color. Especially since her model's hair is so light, the color washes her out. A deeper pumpkin color or even a dark green would be stunning on her model.

That jacket/vest/shrugamabob = HATE!!! It's awful and doesn't match that adorable dress at all. Maybe adorable is strong, but it's definitely cute. I sort of like the idea of a sling along the dress and the color is beautiful.

This was one of the better legging/tunic combos. I don't like that the straps didn't seem to match, but the color makes sense and the cardigan is so well fitted. I am obsessed with the layered hem and those shoes are TO DIE.

Hate the bubble hem, love everything else. The color is stunning and I really like the belted seam above the bump. The one shoulder is nice, but not super practical for preggo boobies.

J'adorable! I LOVED this look so much. Is it a little short? Yes, but other then that I am all about this dress. My sister in law has been pregnant for the better part of 18 months now (9 month old and about 4 months along with number 2) and she's incredibly stylish. I went into this challenge thinking about what Erica would wear and Erica would wear the shit out of this dress.

It's perfect for a wedding or fancy dinner. I even like the little lacy thing under the bust, although I wish it were a little smaller.

The color is gorgeous and the tone on tone with the trimming is really beautiful.

The low back is stunning and the off centered tie is a nice touch. Each detail Irina used could have gone really over the top, but she edited herself just enough to make a really incredible looking maternity dress.

Oh Ra'mon, this is not good. To be honest, I really like the dress as a normal cocktail dress. I liked the "racing stripes" and the colors.

But darling, this is NOT a maternity dress. It's a dress with room for a belly and it isn't made well.

See how pretty the back is? This wasn't the challenge though.

Moving on to my least favorite of the Top Three:

I would have easily traded Irina's entry for this. It's a pretty dress and had it been executed perfectly, I would have been a big fan. Unfortunately it was not sewn well and the boob area was WAY too small and not well fitted.

It's a pretty design and the trimming around the neck was nice, but I don't think it deserved a top three spot due to the execution problems.

Oh Mitchell, why? This is hideous to me. As soon as I saw the giganto shorts I knew it was going to be a disaster. The bottom is just terrible and the top is messy looking. This is just an all around disaster. The hair styling is messy and the cardigan is hanging off the model in an awkward way. She looks like a harried mom, not a chic pregnant hottie.

Step it up Mitchell, the judges seem to like you but I'm over it.

But on the real, Malvin deserved to go. The chicken/egg thing was a weird concept and this looks less like an egg bundle whatever-it-was-supposed-to-be and more like a straight jacket.

Nobody likes a crazy pregnant woman.

Let's get to the best of the best:

Rock it out, Louise! I liked Louise as soon as I saw her, I just dig her style. This dress is super cute. It's a little too lingerie inspired but really pretty, still. Again, I love the layered hem and I actually dig the flowers on the shoulder. It draws attention up and away from the bump.

So good job, Louise! I can't wait to see what she designs in the upcoming episodes.

Oh, Shirin, this was GORGEOUS!!! It's stunning to look at and fits the model beautifully. That jacket is made impeccably and the lining is beautiful.

The dress itself is flawless and the detailing above the bump is perfection. I like the cowl neck and the color is beautiful with the dark grey jacket.

The girls really stepped it up this week and made a statement. I'm not going to say it's because it was a maternity challenge which only women are able to experience, since the majority of them haven't been pregnant.

I'm really glad that the designers are looking better then last week, I was scared for a moment about this season sucking. Now I'm really excited =)

I can't wait to see what the designers do next. I'll miss the crazy that was Ari and Malvin, but good design trumps all, y/y?

Until next week!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm Baaaaack - Project Runway All Star Challenge

Oh mi gaaahhhhh...

It has been TOO long for me and FAR too long for this show.

Ees beeen sooo loooong.

It's the All Star Challenge, loves and they have got a group of incredible crazies for the next two hours. Two hours?? I have to drive to Connecticut in the morning. Mama needs a nap.

First (second?) impressions of everyone:

Jeffrey - Well hello there hipster friend! Nice crappy band you've got there.
Daniel - So nice to see him working so much. Ummmm, nice sleeve tats?
Korto - Fabulous as always and I'm really excited to see her work more.
Chris - SissyBear!! Wrapping Beyonce in aluminum foil seems like a step in the right direction.
Uli - OMG yay! I love this bitch, still.
Mycheal (Micheal?) - His head looks bizarre to me for some reason. Like his jaw is larger...can that happen?
Sweet P - I'm interested to see how she's developed since she left the show.
Santino - What happened to Andrae? Get prepped for some cartoon behavior.

Jeffrey is being snarky to Mycheal but it's not unfounded. Mycheal's finale collection was hootchie and it sucked.

So everyone heads to the roof for the champagne toast we've come to know and love. Heidi is pregnant for the 84th time and Tim is fabulous as usual. The designers will be doing one giant challenge with three pieces each, one of which should be red carpet ready.

I hope the client is Nancy O'Dell again because we all know how well that went the first time around.

The designers hit up Mood with $1200...big bucks this time around! Ummmmmm...did Santino steal someone's Boston Terrier? Is he going to make it a pailette laden sweater?

Work room time and "Good heavens!" the door is heavy! Tim is the greatest person ever born.

The designers will be designing for *drumroll please* Nicole Kidman... Okay that's pretty big time. I'm not her biggest fan but she's definitely A-List material and the designers piss themselves about it which is understandable.

"OMG, I'm Lizzing!!"

Santino almost immediately starts in with the Timpressions and Korto is all "Girl, no..."

"I wonder if I can sew his mouth shut..."

Everyone who isn't from his season is ridic annoyed and even Daniel is staring holes into him. Santino has seriously just become a cartoon version of himself. He's trying much too hard to be funny or whatever and it's not workin anymore. The first time around it was funny because it was new.

Dear Santino,

It's old.

Love, Everyone

Uli and Sweet P are fighting over virtually everything and Chris keeps falling asleep. Tha hell? Wake up darling!

There is the requisite dinner to interrupt everything and Tim lets everyone know that they will have an extra day. But wait, there's more!!

Of course there is a 4th garment, and naturally it's with "unconventional" materials. That usually means trash, grocery store items or trees. Because it's not Project Runway unless you are being mindfucked. In this isntance it's the materials from this poor restuarant in NYC. Who made THAT decision on their staff?

Everyone is making it work and carrying on and it's sort of uneventful aside from Uli not starting on her resataurant piece and Chris being super narcoleptic.

He's aliiiiiive! Hey Mountaha!

It's runway time bitches! And holy hell there are a lot of dresses to judge harshly.
Let's start with the bad...

Has Santino been reincarnated as Lindsay Lohan? What's with the gold leggings? I do like the top, but it's all too sparkly and as Tim would say, "It's a lot of look".

Oh momma, no! This is just not wearable to the average person. If it was thrown into an actual collection then maybe I could pass it over as conceptual (ugly) art. Having it come out as 25% of your challenge collection totally throws me for a loop. I like the draping, but the boob area is weird and nobody needs shiny camel toe. Except Lady Gaga of course.

Just not my style, but I'm not sure who's it is. I feel like this is sort of an eff you to everyone. Like "Oh I didn't win last time, so I'll just make whatever I want and then complain when I'm on the bottom for ugly dance wear". Why did you even come back, dude?

This was favorite of Santino's looks. I found the top interesting to look at and much more artistic then anything else he made for this challenge. If he had focused on this side of his creativity, then maybe he would have placed higher, but he took an easy route for everything else.

This dress looks really dated to me. I think I saw some celeb from the nineties wearing something similar like Ivanka Trump or someone, before she had boobs...and good taste. It's just SO simple. Red carpet dresses these days have interesting details and are special. The only thing interesting is the fabric which just looks cheap. FAIL.

Santino's was the only collection that I really just disliked. In addition to it not being my cup of tea, he phoned it in.

Next in line is Bad Boy of Fashion part deux. I've always sort of enjoyed Jeffrey's aesthetic and liked certain pieces from his collection, but it just wasn't as special as some others.

This is definitely not my style, but jumpsuits period suck in my opinion. The workmanship is nice though and he's on trend. I do love the zipper, and don't kill me, but I like the shoes.

I like this dress and this jacket. But, I like them seperately. With the dress as short and shiny as it is, the model sort of looks like she is at her junior prom and got cold so she borrowed her boyfriend's blazer to cover up.

The jacket is beautiful, but the styling of the pieces together looks, again, dated for me.

This is a look I didn't like at all. It's kind of ugly and looks poorly made. The random fringe is making it all worse and the model sort of looks pregnant in this picture.

Least favorite look to most one of the best of the night. This dress was GORGEOUS! Sure, it's short, tight and shiny but that fabric really works in this cut and those cap sleeves are working it out. Plus, I love an asymmetrical neckline.

I found Jeffrey much more enjoyable and low key this time around. His style has clearly developed and I'm glad to see that he stuck to his aesthetic while catering to the challenge.

Mycheal is next! Oh Mycheal...I'm 50% on this one. At least that's more then his last runway show. Always looking for the positive...

This dress was just okay for me. I love the color but it's something I could find at Macy's. You are competing for $100,000, try harder Atlanta! And that purse is 50 kinds of fug. I actually really liked this look at first, but the more I see it, the more I hate it. It's been a week and this outift is now on my shit list. I think the colors were I liked most at first, but the more I see it, I realize it's not well-proportioned in any way and that skirt looks like a fancy towel wrapped around the waist of a lopsided tee-shirt.

Anyhoodle, let's see how Mycheal does with innovation:

FAIL! So it looks like he sewed a bib of ugly placemats to a hoochie dress. I think Mycheal has shown he can work well with unconventional materials in the past and typically does a stunning job. I'm under the impression that he saw the other designers making their restaurant looks more wearable so he did too and it didn't translate well.

That, and it's ugly.

This dress, on the other hand was another gorgeous entry. It was modern in it's style, wearable and had just the right amount of funk to make it an easy red carpet choice. The color was amazing and the fit was divine. It's so obvious that Mycheal is a talented designer, I just feel as though he loses focus and reverts to the "sexy" far too often.

Ulie rounded out the bottom 4 but that's completely ridiculous so I'll just go in my own little order.

Sweet P and Chris were sort of neck and neck for me on this one. They both showed growth in their design aesthetic since their season has aired and I just like them both as people. On that note, Sweet P is going first for no good reason...

First things first, is that Shannon from MMASM?? If so, whassup Shannon?! This was probably my least favorite look from Sweet P. It's just so twee and adorable and it looks kind of sloppily made. Not a fan.

This dress is what I always thought Sweet P should be designing every day of her life. It personifies her personality. It's REALLY pretty but still has a hard edge to it with the leather. It's a great design and is well made and I loves it.

This look came out super cute for me. It's not practicle, it looks like a cupcake and is completely unwearable but dammit, it's adorable. If she's going to make an unconventional look she may as well make it ridiculous and fun.

Sweet P's red carpet looks was one my least favorites, but considering I liked most of the red carpet looks this is sort of a compliment. It just wasn't super flattering and the bottom hem part was ooglay. It wasn't awful but it could certainly earn a worst dressed spot.

Throughout the first 90 minutes of this show I assumed Chris was going to crash, burn and make me sad. And then this look sauntered out onto the runway. I took notice, and I know everyone else did. Talk about GROWTH! This is so understated and incredibly chic when you think about the human hair dresses Chris was doing before.

And then, hellllloooo gorgeous!!! I want this jacket, I NEEEED this jacket! It's flippin' gorgeous and I nearly jumped at my TV when I saw it. Needless to say, I liked it.

Was there a drag queen dress included in this challenge? Oh, there wasn't? My bad.

I thought this dress was pretty, but it's all very "They may take our lives, but they'll never take...OUR FREEDOM!" And yes, I had to look that up. It was heavy and much too kilt like. No way Nicole Kidman's skinny ass could have kept upright with that shit on.

Alright, so the top two were Daniel and Korto, but Ulie was royally screwed out of a higher spot. She should have been in the top two, sorry Korto. But it's true. Alas, she wasn't so let's get into her collection now.

OMG so beautiful! This dress was stunning on so many levels. The ruffle in the front was prominent yet understated enough to keep from taking over the whole look. And I'm completely obsessed with the sheer hem.

I hate a bubble skirt beyond belief. I hate scoopy hems. I love this dress. It's gorgeous. It's sweet and super feminine and it's gorgeous. Uli has completely stepped out of her comfort zone but kept her feminine aesthetic. Amazing.

This is a restaurant challenge look? Shut the front door! It's beautiful. The spacing between the ribbon-ey parts is perfection. This doesn't even look like an unconventional materials piece. Uli is the shit.

This is probably my least favorite look from Uli but I still love it. The proportions are nice, the colors and fabrics are expensive looking and it's sexy.

What I loved about Uli's collection is that I honestly couldn't tell which piece was the red carpet look. That includes the restaurant look and she really worked well with the materials, sanse print. The judges were pissing themselves over everyone growing as a designer and they Uli was missing her spirit. Look at that rosey dress, that has tons of spirit. Crackheads...all of them.

So Korto came in second. She seemed salty as hell about it and let everyone know it too.

This is Korto's red carpet dress and it could easily have fit into her Bryant Park collection from last season. Pretty as always but I've seen it before.

Vest/Top thingy whatever...gorgeous! Pants...gorgeous!! Fit on the pants...FAIL. Okay the fit as a whole isn't bad but the rise on the pants really throws the whole look off. It's pretty though I love the material.

THIS was her restuarant look? Stunning. Flat out stunning. It was beautiful. I liked it much more then her red carpet look, for the red carpet. The lava beads were a brilliant idea and it added to the dress instead of distracting from it.

I LOVED THIS DRESS!!!!! It was amazingly fabulous. This was another look that I thought was better then her red carpet dress. This dress was so much more modern then the pink one and it really fit the model beautifully.

Onto Daniel V. I've missed my wee cheerleader!!

This look was sporty, chic and fun. It was a serious departure for Daniel to do sportwear when we've always known him to do such beautiful and structured pieces. This was so sporty and adorable. And for the record, I was not bothered by the braless wonder walking the runway.

Soooo cute! Aside from the red carpet dress this was my favorite look. It's fabulous with the skinny pants with the vents! Shut up Daniel, where did this come from?

So if she had an oversized sweatshirt and a beard, she'd be the uni-bomber, y/y? I know, I konw...everyone has been saying that she looks like a suicide bomber but I really didn't see that at first. I just thought it was okay on my first run at it. Of course the bomb references make sense.

Gorgeous? Check. Stylish? Check. Modern? Check. Red Carpet Ready? Check.

I'm rather sure that this dress is what sealed the deal for Daniel for the win. It was gorgeous and different and like nothing anyone had seen before. The judges were falling all over themselves about the contestants growing fonr their first time on the show.

In a sense, looking at Daniel vs Korto, it wasn't fair to compare them. Daniel had 3 or more years to change his style and adapt himself as a designer while Korto had far less time to change. She was on in the most recent season, so what do they expect?

I'm not mad about Daniel winning. I'm more pissed about Uli being looked over for the win. I thought her transformation from season 3 until now was incredible and she deserved a lot more recognition then she received.


That is all...LOL. The All Stars challenge was fun and it was a great segue into the new season which I hope to get into more deeply.

Hope everyone is enjoying it and as always, Auf Wiedersehn!!!