I don’t even know where to start this week. Sigh. I was so unexcited and at the same time discombobulated by the show last night that I couldn’t even wrap my head around it enough to write. First off, I have come to the conclusion that apparently even I, who cannot sew a single stitch, could win a challenge on Project Runway, since apparently all you have to do is hang a bunch of strings off the front of your garment. Voila! Fashion! At least in the eyes of these judges, who perhaps need to be advised to schedule examinations for glaucoma.
I mean, really. I am a hippie at heart, and I love Haute Hippie. Or hot hippie. Amanda’s dress was neither, and I can’t imagine anyone would be caught dead in it. Except, apparently, Heidi, who let’s face it, is always a bit hit and miss with her taste. Ugh. It looked like Holly Hobbie was going clubbing. The two distinct styles of patchwork and fringe just do not go together, at least not well, and not in this dress. I cannot even begin to imagine how they liked it. When they called her name as one of the final six, I was one hundred percent convinced she was on the bottom. Even Tim Gunn was nodding his head when Heidi was saying how great it was. Come on! They must have dubbed that in from some other show. I expect more from him, at least.
Poor Kini totally got screwed out of a win by that abomination. Now, I wasn’t the biggest fan of his look either, but it was definitely better than Amanda’s. I agree that Kini did a brilliant job of making that suit into something spectacularly wearable. It was a great dress, beautifully made and fitted. It just isn’t my particular taste. I don’t care for those cutouts on the sides, because let’s face it, no woman other than a model could wear that. It just wasn’t my taste & nothing I would ever wear, but it probably met the challenge best of any of them and he really should have won. He was grinning like a fool the whole time because he was so sure he did. I don’t know how he managed to suck it up when he got dissed, but to his credit, he was quite gracious.
If I had to pick a winner from the top six, it would have been Alexander. I like what he did with the black and white. The diagonal collar was really cool. I wasn’t super-excited or awestruck by it, but it was pretty and different and I think more creative and fashionable than anything else up there.
I also actually really liked Kristine’s look until I saw the pants close-up. I thought the jacket with the combination of all the different fabrics was great. And I liked the idea of the pants, although the execution was obviously a bit lacking. Overall, though, I thought the look of the outfit was totally cool and I would have put her over Amanda any day.
My personal favorite was Sandhya. I LOVED it! And I thought for sure she was going to have another winner. I can’t believe they overlooked it. All I can think is they just didn’t want to be seen as playing her for too big of a favorite, maybe? The top was gorgeous with that painted effect she did. It was a lot of look, and I’m not sure I’d have the guts to wear it, but maybe. Anyway, I thought it was amazing to look at. A work of art. Am I alone in this, people? I thought it was the best thing she’s made yet, except for that silver cheerleader skirt they didn’t let her finish.
I was concerned during her critique because it looked at first like she was just doing some kind of patchwork mess like Amanda did. And then when she started talking about printing mustaches all over it, I was freaked! Especially when she was holding it right in front of the crotch! I could already hear the judges gearing up for hairy pussy references in my head. Thankfully, she didn’t go there. I liked the way the skirt ended up. It wasn’t too crafty-looking (Amanda) and the mustache cutouts were kind of cute and not as overwhelming as I had feared. Sandhya’s outfit was the only thing on the runway last night that excited me at all. The rest were pretty much a big yawn.
I did like Fade’s dress. I thought it was really cool how he put together that awful fabric and made it into something cool-looking. I would totally wear that dress. If I had picked the top three, I would have put Sandhya, Fade and Alexander up there.
Samantha disappointed me because I did not see anything interesting in her black garment. Maybe I missed the details. I can’t always see that well and I was about half asleep by that point.
If you ask me, Char is a one-trick pony. Every top she makes is drapey and backless. I didn’t think throwing in that weird stand-uppy collar or the big dumb bow helped any.
Korina’s jacket was good too, but her overall look wasn’t as strong as Kristine’s. I thought the skirt was too long, and it just looked like she tried too hard to put together “a look.” She was about to blow a gasket when she found out they were both making a motorcycle jacket. No wonder, she knows she’s no competition for Kristine.
I don’t understand what Emily made. I’m a sucker for plaid, so I thought I would really like it. But something about the pants under the skirt just didn’t look right. The proportions were off. Not a fan.
Mitchell! First of all, his reaction to getting that awful suit was hilarious. That’s what he gets for being so snarky to Sandhya all the time! He said, “She must think I look like a hobo in a cheap suit.” Exactly. That pretty much describes you to a T, Mitchell! Actually, what he turned that ugly suit into was kind of genius. It certainly was a complete 180. But it was too short, too shiny, too tacky. In other words, perfectly Mitchell. When I saw him trying to look up the model’s skirt, I thought that’s who the judges were going to call “Super Vagina.” But that was before I saw Hernan’s on the runway.
Speaking of Hernan….sheesh! What was up with that big “V” on the front of that dress? And the high-low skirt thing….OMG. To be honest, when it came down the runway and he said it looked a lot better than he ever expected it to be, I agreed. Considering the mess it was in the workroom, it’s pretty impressive that he actually sent a complete dress down the runway. But what a dress. Ugly with a capital V. I think it was Heidi who wondered why, when you’re already starting with that disgusting fabric, would you pick vinyl to add to it? Exactly. Could he have made a worse choice?
I thought I was going to like Hernan based on his audition. I liked him less and less during the show. First he bullied Sandhya and Carrie. Then he was the king of excuses, blaming Sandhya and his ugly suit for the disaster he made. And worst of all, he never once during the entire show made anything good. Unforgivable. He was so full of himself. Saying that Sandhya gave him that nasty suit because she was scared of him being her competition. Puh-leeze. He wasn’t even competition for Mitchell. She gave him that ugly-ass suit because he was always a dick to her. She said it herself, maybe that would teach him not to cross her. She definitely got her revenge. Glad to see him go. The only thing I have agreed with the judges on is who they’ve been sending home.
So what happened to Sean this week? Can only shake my head. I think his idea of deconstructing the suit was a good one, but that was just a mess he made. I like weird things and I didn’t like it. I think the color was what made it so bad. Nina said it looked like bandages….LMAO! And then when he tried to explain to the judges that he left it raw intentionally….look out! You do not wish to piss off Heidi Klum! I think we know what deconstruction means, she said, “This is not our first day here.” Yikes! Heed this warning for the future, contestants: Heidi does not like to be instructed.
Looks like next week they annoy her so much she sends two people home! Now that should be interesting. Let’s hope so, because this week really wasn’t. I couldn’t even stay awake and had to keep replaying when I dozed off.
And finally, this episode has left me wondering this eternal question…What the f**k did any of that have to do with hamburgers?! Why the hell were they at Red Robin?! That made absolutely no sense at all. Had not even the slightest connection with the challenge. Seems like this show has sunk down to only being about product placement and ad revenues. Sad.