After a few weeks off to cruise through South America I have returned, slightly tanner and happy to get back to slamming every horrible outfit Alyssa wears (even though I may have worn a Hawaiian shirt every day of my vacation, because that’s just how I roll).
Before we dive in I have to thank PopePhilly for covering for me during a crazy busy time of year and delivering on the snark and awesome. It was nice to come home and see you were all well taken care of. Now, on to the recap!
Previously on project runway.. Alyssa wore this
Nina showed up and made the designers create outfits for bloggers. For some reason almost everyone looked horrible and Viktor went home. Aw, I’ll miss you and your giant theatrical fan my love.
We start the show with Alyssa on the runway wearing a renaissance fair undergarment with a leather corset and a leather bow tie. Of course she is.
The 4 remaining contestants look less than thrilled to be there, Korto especially looks all around dead on the inside, do the editors hate her or does she just suffer from bitchy resting face?
Christopher rambles about how magic it is to be in the top 4. He won 1 competition, Elena won 1, Korto won 2 and Seth Aaron has won none. Burn. Sidenote Alyssa is wearing a kickass pair of lime green shoes that tragically do nothing to make this outfit better. Sorry, I keep getting sucked in, it’s like a magic eye picture, the more I look at it the more confused I find myself…
This week’s challenge is ready to wear. Elena explains it as “something that is…wearable… to anyone” thanks for clearing that up. This week’s guest is Michelle Smith, of the label Milly (she didn’t bother to show up, we hear about all this from Alyssa, not cool Michelle, even Nina made time to show up to hand out a challenge, and those crazy kids from Bonnie and Clyde managed to take 2 minutes to film a cameo, just sayin’). The designers get to use Michelle Smiths fabrics to make a dress that will cost under $400 to produce. The winning garment will be sold with profits going to the charity “save the garment center” . If I cared I would google that, but I don’t so let’s move along.
The designers go on a field trip to look at fabrics – Michelle Smith is at her studio and greets all the designers, ok fine bonus points for that. Shouldn’t Zana be there? Tim Gunn totally would have been there. GET IT TOGETHER ZANA!
Holy crap there is a lot of amazing fabric in this room, I (much like Elena) love neons, and (much like Korto) prints so this is making my head explode with joy. Michelle rambles about business and pricing, and eventually assigns the designers to go with a “urban tribal” look along with “feminine with an edge”.
Each design also has to be approved. Why do I feel like Seth Aaron and Christopher are going to have problems here…Anyway it’s time to play with fabrics. Man if I were ever allowed in there I would never leave. Seth Aaron talks about how cool it is but all I can see is he’s wearing some sort of pleather/polyester tie that (for a millisecond) looked like Alyssa’s leather bow tie…
and I was convinced that the interview room doubles as a prop house for those comical photo booths that are at weddings/parties these days. If someone shows up wearing a feather boa and a fireman’s helmet I’m gonna call shenanigans…
Korto says tribal never goes out of style for her since she’s African and from a tribe. See, I TRY telling people my tribe is people from New Hampshire (as in whenever there’s a story on the news about some idiot in New Hampshire I shout “those are my people!”) but I get mocked for that. Guess I’ll never get to impress people with my cool tribal stories (Well unless I go this route… )
Everyone grabs some form of leather or pleather. Interesting. Elena wants to be Michelle when she grows up. Seth Aaron wants to apply to work at Milly. These kids are adorable. Everyone except Seth Aaron appears to be doing some sort of racerback design. Curious if that will change it as they look around, hrm.
Seth Aaron sits down with the money man first. He has a giant zipper he likes but the money man says it’ll cost more than $400. Seriously? Is it made of gold? I thought zippers were like, pennies? I mean this ridiculously oversized sucker is only $15, what gives?