| Nightmares, Project Runway, Top Design
||[Sep. 4th, 2008|11:29 am]
I don’t know what happened to NPR, but they’ve gone all Mr. Hyde on me. This morning I had to turn my clock radio off because they kept repeating the most offensive parts of the Palin speech on a continuous loop. Or maybe NPR hasn’t gone as Mr. Hyde as I thought and they’re subversively repeating the worst of it in order to get the sane people who want to help get this country back on its feet all riled up. I know they got me riled up.
After I turned the radio off, I went back to sleep briefly and had a horrible nightmare. In it, there were white fuzzy caterpillars all over my condo ceilings. And one of my bathrooms was completely inoperable. I wanted to spray the caterpillars to kill them, but 1) the bathtub and sink in the inoperable bathroom were overflowing and the shower curtain had fallen down and 2) I was afraid the caterpillars would fall on me and sting me. Then a sudden mutant ladybug infestation started and I woke up abruptly as I was trying to get out of there without touching a caterpillar or ladybug.
What a great challenge!
I find myself wanting to compliment the designers for the fabrics used in almost all the outfits and then stopping when I remember they weren’t responsible for any of them. DVF’s fabrics have always been gorgeous. Actually, I love DVF’s clothes in general and I think the contestants were extremely luck to get to participate in this challenge.
I thought Joe’s was worse than Stella’s, but it was a close call. I think I may have preferred Stella’s because I absolutely hated the hot pink belt part of Joe’s. It seemed to clash with the top. Also, I hated the open back and it looked like it was just thrown together by a beginning sewer. Stella’s had some problems, but the idea behind it really was pretty decent.
Blayne’s out fit, with the knickers and jacket was just ... I don’t know. He doesn’t seem to like long pants in general. And his designs just come off as questionable to me. I think he’s just too out there somehow.
Jerrell is kind of hit or miss for me and this week was a miss. The proportions made his model look frumpy, the hat was just silly and the belt doesn’t really go with the textures or colors of the outfit and just sticks out badly.
I wasn’t as crazy about Kenley’s as the judges were. I didn’t like the fabric she chose as much as the other fabrics used and it just seemed a little blah to me.
I agree with the judge’s on Suede’s. It wasn’t awful, but it didn’t fit the model correctly and the vest had nothing to do with the dress.
I thought Terr’s should have been in the top 3. I loved the pants and coat. The shirt was just okay, but the other two pieces were enough to but it ahead of Kenley’s for me.
I loved Korto’s dress and I thought it was a serious contender for the win. I especially love that she took Tim’s advice and put the yellow in the skirt. I think she is started to get really annoyed with coming in second. I think we may get some drama from her soon.
LeAnne is turning into a serious front-runner. I did love her outfit. I am so happy she won. And I think she has both an innovative style and the technical ability to make her innovative designs look professional and polished.
Overall this was a pretty good episode.
This show may have been the source of part of that nightmare. There was an overflowing sink in it that may have popped up as the overflowing bathtub in my dream.
It’s too early, of course, for me to be sure which designers I like and dislike. From initial impressions, however, I think I adore Wisit and like Eddie, Kerry and Ondine. I’m fairly sure Shazia won’t be around long. She seems to be in way over her head. Andrea stands out a lot and she’s either going to just be very good or be extremely annoying. I’m a bit sorry Serge is gone, as I thought he was a cutie and I think compared to Shazia he was pretty good. He may have mostly concentrated on the floor, but it was installed correctly and you can’t say that everything he attempted got screwed up, which you can say about Shazia.