| Friday Five, Project Runway, Top Design
||[Sep. 12th, 2008|10:40 pm]
1. If you were to die today, what would your last words be?
Good bye. Remember I love you all even if I’m not physically here with you. And please vote for Obama.
2. What would you want your epitaph to say?
born - 1960; moved on to the next great adventure - 2008.
3. What song would you want played at your funeral?
I would rather my friends have a party and do something fun and adventurous in my honor than have a funeral. However, I understand that funerals are more about the survivors than the deceased, so maybe they could do something funeralish while they are doing something fun and adventurous. I would like the songs to be more comforting to them than anything to do with me. After my grandmother died, I listed to Escape Club’s I’ll be There a lot and it provided me a lot of comfort, so that would probably be my first suggestion.
4. In lieu of flowers, what should loved ones do in your honor?
I wouldn’t object to donations to groups that legitimately promote literacy, especially for minorities or to groups that support equal rights for women. However, I would also be happy if people used the money they’d spend on flowers to do something they haven’t done because they were afraid of trying it.
5. What unfinished business would you wrap up?
If I only have the one day, there’s not a lot I could do. I’d call family members and friends and tell them I love them and pay bills. I’d clean up my home. I’d find a new home for D Kitty. I suspect that would take most of the day. If I had a couple of days, at least, I’d probably either take my dad and go visit my sister or maybe try to get all of us someplace crazy and adventurous in addition to taking care of bills and D Kitty.
My reaction to this episode can pretty much be summed up as: WTF!?!?
That was my reaction to:
- Blayne’s atrocity;
- Keith taking off and napping;
- Kenley’s Mickey Mouse ear dress;
- Kenley interrupting and talking back to Michael Kors;
- Jerrell winning over LeAnne and Korto;
- Suede talking about himself in third person in front of the judges;
- Terri being aufed over Kenley.
I think Blayne’s outfit may be the ugliest thing I have ever seen on this show. And it is in contention for ugliest thing I have seen, ever, as well.
I am still shocked over Kenley’s snotty "I don’t look at collections," remark.
I didn’t really like Terri’s outfit, but I didn’t think it was that awful, either. I also find it ironic that when she strayed away from her usual pants, BOOM! She was aufed!
Andrea, if you want to make a name for yourself independently of your somewhat famous husband, perhaps you should shut up about it. Just sayin'
Wisit & Nathan!!! My new Top Design OTP!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
I thought Andrea and Eddie's fallout shelter was nice, but I also think that is mostly due to Eddie.
I didn't dislike Ondine and Preston's shelter and was a little surprised the judges criticized it that much. I do agree that it looked too much like staging and not enough like design.
Jennifer and Robert, on the other hand, deserved the criticism. They didn't follow the instructions. And that divider made the room cramped and small. The idea of each doing their own thing might have sort of worked if their own things had blended better. I figured Robert wouldn't be around long, anyway, just from looking at his portfolio and hearing a bit from him. He seems to be really into detail work, and these competition shows usually feature pretty short time limits that penalize the detail folks. I'm not complaining about that. It's just something people who work slowly and/or meticulously should keep in mind before trying out for one of these shows.
I was surprised Terri was aufed over Kenley as well. I didn't like many of the offerings this week to be honest, but Blayne's stood out in that 'outstanding in the field -- left field" way. "Pooing fabric" was so right. It amazed me that as ridiculous as it looked from the front it was even worse from the back! Terri's I could at least see the Leo inspiration which is more than I can say for Kenley's... wait, what was her sign? I suspect the non-working adversarial relationship between Terri and Keith (hard to say who acted more childishly of the two, really) played a part in it. But Kenley's Glinda's Day Dress really should have gone.
The thing that amused me the most was that no one seemed to get the avant-garde concept. Beyond the 'something we haven't seen before' because they sure as heck had that!! Along with a good amount of 'something we hope never to see again' LOL!
And I think Kenley's comment about never looking at designer collections is absurd just on the face of it. How can anyone who aspires to being a top designer truthfully never study anyone else's collection? Personally, I think it's her defense against the charge of being derivative, and not a very good one.
I'm a little torn about which bunker had the best design. In part because Eddie seems a little too much like a ringer (though I can appreciate wanting to be known in his own right and not under Martha Stewart's name) and so I tend to expect his work to stand out. And partly because Nathan and Wisit are so totally adorable together. Eddie and Andrea SCHROEDER's room was beautifully done and put together and would have been lovely in a magazine, but Wisit and Nathan's bunker was theirs in a much more personal way, I thought.
Robert, unfortunately, reminded me much too much of Design Star's Rob. I still would've sent both him and Jennifer home, but I'd have listed him first based on what we saw. He dismissed everything Jennifer suggested. When Jennifer noted that the room needed more coherence his response was just short of Rob's "I'm a designer, you aren't, just do what I tell you to do and we'll be fine." Jennifer's mistake was in continuing to try for cohesion instead of going all out and decorating 'her' space. They really did end up with the dorm space from hell where it's clear the roommates don't like each other. Except in a real dorm they'd have gotten two of the bookcases so they could put them upright between the spaces!!
I'm hoping the next challenge will allow the designers to work on their own.