Saturday, August 21, 2010

Project Runway

So, I've seen a few episodes here and there, but never really watched it consecutively. I've been following the blog Grosgrain, who sews her own clothes, does a bit of designing, so no wonder she's into it, but I've been reading her reviews and it made me curious, so I went to the website and watched the 1st 4 episodes and I may now be obsessed. I netflixed all the first 7 seasons ([don't know when I'm going to watch them] anyone want to let me borrow them?) and will keep up with this one.

First, a disclaimer. I don't know how to sew or design, but I think I have a pretty good sense of every day style. Just today my cousin told me how much she loves it and when she dresses and looks in the mirror she thinks "would Aynna wear this?". HUGE brightener to my day! I think I've lost my touch a little, so it was nice to hear. Anyway, I just wanted to do my own review.

Let me just start off by saying, I was sad that McKell was kicked off first. I liked her dress. Yes, the styling was off, but the dress itself was very cute and now. She was from Layton, UT too. If she stayed on, we could have seemed so much cooler! But Jason and Nicholas both deserved to go in the 2nd episode. I'm not sure what they were doing. But why was Sarah kicked out instead of Casanova at the end of episode 3? He is so outdated and unoriginal. Ok, a little classic, but his dress was way worse than hers and she was just a lot more tolerable. And I know that not everyone likes Gretchen and I have to agree she's pretentious and annoying, but her designs are good. I would probably wear them myself. And Valerie. I love her designs! So modern and edgy. I love that Michael D works with knitted items that he makes himself. But honestly, I am so over the queens on that show. They cause more drama and are much more high maintenance than anyone else on the show.

Last episodes challenge was really cool. The hats were very editorial and beautiful. I don't think Michael C should have won, I liked Michael D's better, but they were both complimentary to the hats they had. Michael C's was good in the sense that it didn't overpower and it was a simple beautiful every day dress, with or without the hat. But Michael D's was a little more editorial and architectural which I think went well also. But I think his should have won for being a little more innovative. Ok, what's going on with Peach. So far I haven't loved anything of hers. She actually did the best with the unconventional challenge, but everything else she makes is older style, which doesn't work with the model she has and she isn't really bringing anything new to the table. And the hat dress combo she did, just didn't work at all to me. Ok, that's my rant so far. You'll hear more later as I continue watching the episodes.


LyddieGal said...

I always look at the people on project runway with a bit of awe -- as someone who likes to put needle to thread from time to time, I can't imagine how one creates a look under those time constraints from start to finish; only to then have it be ripped apart (figuratively). Crazy.

Chic on the Cheap

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