Friday, September 19, 2008

Project Runway Rundown: You Can Quote Me on That

This week's recap gimmick: Quotations!


"What the fuck is on Jerell's head?" - Me

UGH, I guess I have to give Jerell some credit here. This look worked well, although the blouse/skirt combo might not be work-appropriate without the cardigan, which is by far the best part of this outfit. The blouse and skirt are nice, but the cardigan really puts it into awesome land. Problem: That thing on Jerell's head? He originally wanted her to wear that. As I keep saying, Jerell has no idea how to style an outfit, and if she hadn't had the good sense to refuse that stupid little hat, he would have lost the win. But for once, he did everything else right, so congrats to Jerell. May he bore us with several more clever-but-not-really-all-that-clever confessionals as he saunters his way to Bryant Park.


"I'm gonna make the prettiest dress in the world." - Kenley

Uh, Kenley? Turns out you fell a bit short of that lofty goal. I don't care what the judges say - I though this look was mediocre at best. That is the exact same dress Kenley keeps turning out, and guess what? You can get it at Goodwill. No need to enlist an overly loud designer. Also, that tulle sticking out at the bottom is absurd. The only thing I like is the vest, which offsets the rest nicely. Maybe I just have a Kenley imprint on my brain now, but if I saw this person on the street, I would be instantly irritated and annoyed. It just looks way too self-consciously hip.

P.S. Fuck you, Kenley and Li'l Kenley, for being so rude during the judging. HATE.


"I think the jacket is cool."
- Cynthia Rowley

ME TOO, Cynthia Rowley! (Aside: I love Cynthia Rowley! She was a great guest.) In fact, I want that jacket. I adore the green piping against the burlap-ish color. I would wear it everywhere and be the prettiest boy around. Although I was talking to some that felt the jacket didn't go with the dress, I disagree; I really like the contrasting effect. The dress does seem a bit too simple, though.


"Stop being mean to Leanne!" - Me

Okay, this? Is cute. It's very cute for a teacher. I didn't get all the hate. The sweater is really interesting, but still demure and classy, and the skirt is simple, which is pretty much required for an elementary school teacher. This accomplishes everything it needed to, but the judges apparently need to create some doubt in our mind about who's going to win this whole thing, so they decided to attack poor Leanne. (Who is going to win. I wish we could just fast forward to the finale and give it to her already. The only other person who even has a fighting chance is Korto.)


"I think Suede is a poseur. I don't understand his aesthetic as a designer."
- Kenley

"I will say no more." - Nina

That about sums it up. The jacket is atrocious on a billion different levels. The dress is okay, but it's also all print. I barf on Suede's stupid head.


"I'm definitely confident in my design."
- Joe

Oh Joe. This was just tragic. I had high hopes, since he has daughters, but...yuck. I mean, this makes girl look big, and girl was not all that big. It's hopelessly dated, and the construction is just terrible. LOOK AT THAT SHIRT. Ugh. Also, the belt and shoes are all wrong. I guess us Michiganders just aren't meant to win Project Runway (although my eternal PR boyfriend, Daniel V, came close!)

Next week: Whatever. I'm rapidly losing interest.


Mike Wright said...

I liked Leanne's, too! I thought she was a shoo-in for top three.

Oh my God. I died at Nina's response to Suede. "That's really just the tip of the iceberg. I have a lot of problems with this. I will say no more."..."Ouch." Amazing!

Rachel C said...

hi brian. i adore your project runway rundowns because they make me feel like i am participating in pop culture without having to watch the show. keep up the good work. could you do me a favor, though, and say what the challenge was at the beginning of the rundown? because i do not know and it is sometimes hard to infer.