Thursday, November 15, 2007

Project Runway

Project Runway kicked off season 4 last night. I'm a sucker for this show, having attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and loving all things fashionable as I do.

This definitely seems like the most talented bunch of designers so far. Most of them already have some sort of business going and have been designing clothes for some time. Should make for interesting competition.

Last night's designs includes some real ups and downs. Let's take a look...

First of all, a few of the designs were just plain derivative. It's great to love another designer's work, and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that, but this is a design competition, honey! You need to be original. These three outfits show the clear influence of Vivianne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and even touches of Betsey Johnson.

This third one is actually my favorite, even though I don't think it's all that original. It looks like something Cyndi Lauper might have worn back in the day. I like it! I don't love the shoes.

My winners (as in clothes I'd actually wear) are:This is the cutest day dress ever. I could totally see this with flats and a kicky cropped jacket for a lunch with the girls. Soooo cute.This dress is FAB. I would wear this in a heartbeat. First of all, it's purple. Score! Purple is such a great evening wear color and yet you see so little of it. Every thing about this dress is great. It's elegant without being stuffy and tres chic. It drapes beautifully and shows off the shoulders. Win! (No, this is not the actual winner, but it's the one I would have chosen.)

Did you watch last night? Did you have a favorite?


  1. Ack! I missed it! In my defense, I was writing. I'll have to catch the re-run of it. I totally agree about the purple dress. I'd wear that in a heartbeat. (I don't know enough about fashion to agree or disagree with you otherwise.) Is it just me, or does the second dress look like something the pregnant gal from last season would've made?

  2. You mean Laura Bennett, the redhead? Actually, I think that tan babydoll dress is too whimsical for Laura. Her style was a little more straightforward. And black. Lots of black. lol Although she was by far one of my favorites from that season.

    And fortunately, Bravo is whorish about rerunning shows so you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch it.

  3. That purple is strinking and you would look incredible in it.

  4. I don't get it, but those last two dresses were adorable!

  5. I didn't catch it- we won't have this series for another few months this side of the water.
    But that purple dress is to die for!

  6. I love that you use words like "kicky". Hey, you should be a writer!

  7. I don't watch that show, but, man, I think I'm going to have to wrestle you for that purple dress.

    LOVE it.

  8. Eva - Thanks. I've always wanted to look strinking. C'mon! That's funny!

    Teri - They really are, aren't they? Fun stuff.

    Ava - Another vote for purple!

    Louisa - Yeah, I'm thinking about getting an agent...

    Jennifer - So are we talking mud? Jello? How dirty do you wanna get? lol

  9. Redhead. Yep. I couldn't remember the name. I was talking about the black dress with the red scarf - second one from the top of your post. That looks just like everything she made last season.

    I'm so not cutting edge. I usually like the designers the judges think aren't edgy enough. Although, I liked Season 2 - Daniel V's final collection, and Chloe's too. I really didn't like much about the winner of last season. We'll see what this season brings.

  10. I've never heard of this show before but it sounds interesting.

  11. First off, I couldn't read this yesterday because I dvr'd it and didn't watch it until last night.

    I loved Laura Bennett's clothes last year.

    I really did like the one that won and Kristen, I can see you wearing almost everything they showed.

  12. This is going to be a great season. I've loved this show since Day One. Going to be fantastic competition. What was that god-awful barf of fabric that woman put on the end of her dress? Oy vey!!!!

    Can't wait to dish more of this with you.