Friday, January 18, 2008

Project runway episode 8

Previously on project runway some serious pretty and fug came down the runway in the form of prom dresses. Victorya was declared the winner and given immunity while Kevin was declared out.

Our show starts out as it always does with shirtless….it looks like Ricky.

Thank goodness Christian’s ego was unhurt because honestly who would still watch the show if he suddenly became humble? Why is his ego so watchable while Rami’s is annoying?

The models come out sporting crazy hairstyles which probably resulted in a hole in the ozone layer from all the hairspray.

I totally called the avant-garde thing based solely on the name of the episode. And I have to say that I absolutely loved this challenge. I think there should be at least one challenge every season for people to get all the crazy out. It gives a stage for all the “artistic expressions” we’ve seen on the runway. Somewhere Santino’s ears are burning.

Sweet P get’s the coveted Lea and she’s the only girl we really know to be really wanted by the designers.

Ricky wants to play with Amanda. “Make her a prom dress” I’m sure.

Tim briefs the designers telling them that the looks don’t have to be realistic and wearable then drops the bomb they are working in teams of two.
The teams are: Kit and Ricky, Sweet P and Rami, Chris and Christian, and Victorya and Jillian
They have to choose a leader for their teams and choose one of the two models.

The team leaders are being chosen among the teams with Christian, Kit, and Rami stepping up. Jillian and Victorya of course solve their problem by flipping a box and electing Jillian the leader.

They go shopping and Sweet P and Rami take time out to play Marco Polo

Tim remembers to thank Mood as always but this time the designers chime in.

Kit wants to take her model’s nest-like hair and transform it into a fantasy garden dress. Christian wants to take the romantic curly hair and make a dress with layers and layers of ruffles. I also want to point out that like the pageant challenge last season if Chris doesn’t make a huge impact or even win it brings into question his profession and anyone who has ever checked out his website knows he is very capable of crazy. Jillian wants to use the model’s punk-y style hair by making a hardcore Bladerunner coat.

Sweet P and Chris make jokes about Elisa’s planet, which you know she would have just laughed along with and probably taken as a compliment.

Kit and Ricky talk about “boning her” and Victorya looks like she might have to lock herself in a room, curl up in a fetal position and just repeat to herself “It’s worth it for fashion week….it’s worth it for fashion week….”

Rami is hounding Sweet P to finish her pants quickly. Weren’t her pants for the menswear challenge kind of funked up?

Rami perfectly trimming his beard and shirtless Ricky after a shower….oh please Bravo. Just change your name to The Blatant Male Nudity Channel

Tim comes in saying he has a special announcement, which Sweet P is of course scared of.

The designers are to create a second ready to wear garment based off their avant-garde look.

They get 50$ and only one designer will go shopping.

Now to me, this is a classic make it work moment where you don’t panic instead you just start thinking.

HA! With the Rami voiceover you see him and Sweet P talking by overusing their hands. It’s actually a pretty hilarious little pantomime moment.

Rami: No you are trapped in a box!
Sweet P: No! I’m fighting against the wind.

Tim sends the models in for a fitting, which gives us the first look of the pieces.

Sweet P confessionals that she thinks Rami has the wrong idea about avant-garde, which I agree with. He seems to think stick stuff on till it looks tacky means that it’s good. Looks a step below want to-be avant garde to me.

Christian gives the girl’s a modeling lesson.

Christian: You gotttaaaaa tuuurn and WHAM! And then UGH!
And they thought Elisa’s descriptions were weird?

Actually this sweet P/Rami problem could be handled if Sweet P could kick the speed up a notch and maybe cut and cry and if Rami would cut the patronizing and hounding.
Tim wants to introduce a special guest….and it’s some makeup guy. I would be disappointed too designers.

The winning looks and models will be featured in a makeup add. Yay? I mean like that’s great, but many of these designers have achieved so much higher than that.
Rami is already making defenses. It’s honestly like he’s already presenting to the judges. And by presenting I mean explaining his mess.

Victorya and Jillian are like catty old “frenemies” ladies over tea. It finally clicked. That’s it.

Victorya: Why Jillian what a wonderful coat you're wearing, it makes you look as young as 60.
Jillian: Why thank you and I see you've decided to pull yourself out of the market for a husband, letting yourself go like that.

The designers return to Parson’s

Last minute adjustments are made and last minute dresses in the case of team Jillian.

Elisa was totally my fan favorite vote.

Heidi clarifies saying only one designer will be out, which I have to add to saying knowing the results I wish the team-mate would've been brought down with the leader, but had it worked out any differently I would have been very upset.

Rami/Sweet P and Ricky/Kit are told they have the lower scores and the winners will be talked to first.

Victorya is determined to sell their win to the judges saying they should win for having done so much

The losers are sent out

Sweet P’s dress is complimented and Nina questions whether Rami can do something else other than the draping.

Kors has a discussion with the voices in his head that tell him he's fabulous and tell the voices outside his head that such a relationship doesn't work out well. I’m not so sure I agree with him. I mean that kind of relationship might not work in real life, but it’s pretty helpful in the show constraints. It makes one's work able to be envisioned by the partner better and it means no time and energy consuming drama. I mean look at this show's history of team challenges and how the designers got along. It doesn't take long to notice the winning teams are often very similar people.

Christian for the win.

Victorya and Jillian are in.

Sweet P and Ricky are in.

I’m not at all surprised Kit is out to be honest. Maybe it’s the just the physical appearance but I pegged her as this season’s Allison. Eliminated on a terrible reason. They weren’t going to eliminate their golden boy of the season. I liked a lot of what Kit did and she seems like a fun girl so I’m sad she’s gone to be honest.

I'm back again this week with my point evaluation method so let's dive in a little more orderly this week starting with the winning designs.

Team Christian and Chris:

Creativity- I am going to find it hard to praise this work enough because I will come right out and say exactly how much I loved it. I thought the idea to use the circular ruffles to mimic the hair and the “wing” creates a sense of drama that needs to be there in avant garde and couture work. -4 pts

Tailoring- I am drawn here. 45 yards of fabric is INCREDIBLE to work with so some of the circular ruffles look…I don’t know…unfinished? But at the same time, I feel like that was what the look was supposed to look like since they used a lot of asymmetry. But most importantly 45 yards of fabric!!!! -4 pts

Aesthetic – I thought this was provocative and elegant and feminine and beautiful. Breathtaking. -4 pts

Challenge – Well this was certainly the most avant garde garment produced in the challenge and probably ever in the show including the couture challenge last season. Though I can’t help but wonder what Jay McCarroll would produce given this opportunity because he clearly craves artistic expressions and usually executes them perfectly. -4pts

Total: 16 points

Ready to wear:
Creativity – Well it’s clearly the style of Christian, but given the time constraints none of the designers were really able to produce anything pushing the envelope really. -2 pts

Tailoring – It has its share of issues, but to me they aren't regarding the fit of the outfit.-3pts

Aesthetic – There is very little this, like all of the other, ready-to-wears. Still there were plenty of things I didn’t like about it. What worked so well on the big look just seems dowdy and reminiscent of Christian’s first garment, and that is the color. Of course this is helped in no small part by the severe hair-style his model is sporting. Then the simple, simple skirt does nothing to give the look anymore visual interest. -1pt

Challenge – Well it certainly looks like it was derived from the original look and it looks ready to wear…even if it’s ugly ready to wear, you could still wear it. -3pts

Total: 9 points

Team Kit and Ricky:

Creativity –I think I actually get where Kit was going with this. For a starting point I quite liked the idea of a snow white-esque dress that is meant to capture the spirit of furry animal friends which gather as you begin to sing. But her actual execution can’t really be called creative. The prints were meant to invoke a garden-y home-y feel but sadly looked cheap to me. -2pts

Tailoring – Well while the sheer volume of the dress must have been a challenge, it doesn’t scream impeccably mad. I think it was a little puckery in places. -1pt

Aesthetic – I seemed to respond to it better than most people but personally I liked the volume, the sheer-looking overalls effect, and especially the back. I actually loved, loved, loved the bows on the back of the dress. I promise I will try to get a picture of it, because to me it made the dress. The prints however were cheap looking and pretty ugly really. -3pts

Challenge – The only thing that made the dress avant-garde to me was the story or concept behind it and not the piece itself. -0pts

Total: 6 points

Ready to wear:
Creativity – Again. Boring. There was nothing to draw you in or interest you. -0pts

Tailoring – This was in my opinion the worst looking piece on the runway. There was something strange about the entire outfit’s hem. -0 pts

Aesthetic – I don’t think there is much to say about it really. I didn’t like the print. It conveyed what they wanted I suppose, but it just wasn’t pleasing to me. -0pts

Challenge – Well I think the silhouette definitely reflected the idea they were trying to convey and because the used a print for both the bottom circle and the dress they two made sense together. -3pts

Total: 3 points

Team Jillian and Victorya:

Creativity – Well I mean you could make the statement that it’s derivative, but sadly that could probably be said about almost all the designs. It was interesting to pair the stuffy riding outfit under the punk rock coat, though I question how well it worked. -3pts

Tailoring – Somehow or another everything looks well made. I know they were working until the very end, but I can’t find too much to criticize. I will however point out that the pants look a little off to me. -3 pts

Aesthetic – How can you not love the coat? It’s got an edge but still has this sense of being over the top pretty. I’m not sure how I feel about the riding outfit really. I “get” the juxtaposition and how it’s sorta tied to horse riding, but maybe it’s the colors of the under-outfit. -4 pts

Challenge – I question how avant-garde it is, it reminds me more of the fake couture they were supposed to do last season. Still it’s big and unrealistic and pretty. -3 pts

Total: 13 points

Ready to wear:
Creativity – Probably the most interesting of the ready to wear looks. I mean again it’s not exactly super creative, but it had enough wow factor to be the most interesting ready to wear. -3pts

Tailoring – I cannot believe this was made in the time frame it was because it looks incredible. -4pts

Aesthetic – Well it was my favorite ready to wear. The plaid works well against the black and the ruffles moved beautifully on the runway. -3pts

Challenge – It certainly looked derived of the first look’s coat. I’m not so sure whether or not it channeled any of the outfit underneath, but like Victorya said does that really matter when the coat was so wonderful? -3pts

Total: 13 points

Rami and Sweet P’s team:

Avant garde:
Creativity – It feels redundant after the judge’s comments to point out that it was just like anything else Rami would do. I mean plus some ticky-tack added on because that’s how he views avant garde. None of Sweet P’s sense is in here either. -1 pt

Tailoring – I think he was trying to do a deconstructed look but it just looks poorly done...what else is there to even say? Which he doesn’t do well. -1 pt

Aesthetic – It looked messy to me. And deconstructed and messy don’t have to be the same thing. The colors were bland and unlike Christian/Chris’s outfit gave it a sense of boring rather than statement. The black pants stood out too much as well and created yet another weird looking effect on the outfit. -1 pt

Challenge – I certainly think they managed to translate their model’s hair by going from constrained to flowy, but I question if there was a single thing avant garde about the outfit. -2 pts

Total: 5 points

Ready to wear:
Creativity – Well it is certainly Sweet P’s aesthetic and you can clearly see that Rami told her to just do whatever she wants. It reminds me very much of Kara Janx’s style as well. So it’s realistic but it’s not really all the creative. -1 pt

Tailoring – I have fit issues round the bust. Too much volume isn’t working there, if it IS on purpose. -1 pt

Aesthetic – Now I didn’t respond to this as well as other people and the judges did. I think it looks a little farm girl homely. It’s probably the color, but what could they really do since they had to derive it off the first look. -1 pt

Challenge – Well other than color is there any real sign that this was derived from the avant garde look? It does however look like a real garment. -2 pts

Total: 5 points

Well that wraps it up for me. Interesting things to note. I thought that team Jillian/Vicky had a stronger combined showing, while team Christian/Chris clearly beat them in just the avant garde outfits. The same is true for the bottom teams because I found that while I liked team Kit/Ricky's avant garde piece more than team Rami/Sweet P's Rami and Sweet P's ready to wear boosted their overall score higher.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Project Runway Episode 7

Am I actually recapping this show? Someone smack me upside the head or something. I’ll start with a brief intro to me and my line of thought so I don’t get the inevitable “What makes YOUR opinion so great?” Actually nothing does. I’m a college student with a long winter break and no job. I found Project Runway when I ran into a marathon leading up to the season 2 finale part 1. I’ve since then taken the time to go back and watch season one and the episodes of season two I missed. I have to admit I’m obsessed with the show and this eventually became something I was just wanted to do. So that’s me, and here’s the show.

We wake up with the designers once again and we get the customary shot of one of the guys without a shirt. This week’s flavor is…Rami.

What no Christian trash talking the loser this week?

Could they be any less enthusiastic about the challenges already?

I see that Heidi is once again rocking what I will only refer to as Tyra Banks hair. And she is TOTALLY flaunting her superiority to the girls.

Girls: Good morning Mrs. Klum
Heidi: Guten tag girls...I see you've all chosen dowdy as today's themed spirit wear!

Now I went to Catholic school and I know two things. First the girls at my school would have never gotten away with their shirts untucked and their skirts being THAT short. I mean I'm not part of the on your knees and ruler generation but still....

Heidi announces that the challenge revolves around the most important thing that will ever happen to these girls. Prom. With dresses they will not be able to keep. Unless they shell out huge amounts of money on the online auction….which I would TOTALLY do if I had something custom made on the show. I mean how can you not?

Chris tells us that his portfolio is filled with insanity and drag queens so the girl who chooses him is surely a freak.

Tim offers a forewarning and sends in the girls.

The designers start talking with their girls.

I refuse to give in and talk about how the designer’s looked in high school. No. Just no.

Christian shows some uncharacteristic self awareness and realizes that this is one of those challenges that work on A LOT of levels. It could only be more complex if it was a team.

Rami: Do you like something more DRAPY perhaps? Would you maybe like that? DRAPY and CANDY! We still have candy!....But seriously you're getting a draped dress

Even knowing the results I think I like Jillian’s starting point the most. She wants to create a mosaic dress with what looks like sky blue and champagne fabric.

Ricky’s back story made me yawn to be honest. Elisa was dead. You can’t top it. However his conversation with his mom made me feel better about my knowledge of Spanish. I always figured the intro to conversation things that they teach you in school, no-one ever uses. So that’s plus 10 points for all my Spanish teachers.

Christian greets his dress good morning.

Christian: Good morning dress!
Dress: END ME!

Victorya with help from Christian decides to change her course and move from what appears a more structured bottom to a more flowy idea.

Tim sends in the girls, but OMG WITH THEIR MOTHERS…DRAMA! But not really since no one really made anything scandalous like the producers were surely hoping.
Ricky: Wow you look hot

More pictures of Chris in drag. I could not love it enough.

Christians’s model is bringing out her inner diva. Sweet P calls Christian the wonder kid. Which he actually kinda is.

In the sewing room, Sweet P sees herself as the underdog because she has been in the bottom now and Victorya one ups her saying she’s been in the bottom twice which Chris one ups with the comment that he was voted off. Did Sweet P just apologize like she was sorry for not being in the bottom as much as them and still complaining?

Tim time! Kevin decides to leave his basic boring dress unhemmed.

Rami’s ego is once again showing. I’ll get to a better critique or his dress later, but he may be an amazing designer, but he lacks a sense of humility to self analyze because I’m sure people spend a lot of time spewing their love for his designs feeding his ego.

Maddie: You know you love me
Me: Even if Christian doesn't I sure do! Your sense of entitlement is rivaled only by snooty rich California girls. We'll wawlk to the mawl and get some hawt chawclate.

Like Jillian’s starting point I was really into the idea of Victorya using trim to up the wow factor on her garment…well I’ll get to how it turned out.

Christian is completely self-defeated. I see how actually having to listen to a client would put him at a disadvantage, but he excelled at the weight loss challenge. He laments back at the apartment about how he will be missed when he is eliminated. Well at least his ego is still okay.

The designers get back to Parsons and the girls are sent in.

Ricky makes the comment that he actually made his girlfriend’s prom dress and that should’ve been a clue. A clue? About what dear Ricky? But here I notice something interesting. It looks like Ricky originally had a pink or salmon color underneath of the bubble dress that looked a little weird so I can see why he lost it, but losing it made his final product really really basic.

Sweet P says that Catholic school girls are crazier than public school girls, to which I have to agree with from personal experience. And I’m not taking it to the gutters; I just think that being under the strict rules causes them to rebel a little more.

Shouty Heidi is back. Someone tell her the mic is on.

They start the runway show and the girls really seem to get into the spirit of things and strut their stuff. I have to give best walker to Chris’ model.

Kit, Jillian, and Chris are safe and take their leave.

Is there a name for a series of tornadoes which demolishes everything in their path? New name. Nina y Maddie.

Rami self describes his dress as a cocktail dress, which probably sums up exactly what is wrong with his garment to begin with. It’s actually almost comical how polite the judges are to their golden boy. His ego peeks through once again.

The judges discuss

Nina declares "It just looks like what a modern prom dress should look like" referring to Victorya's dress. Maybe in the 70's. Volume. Electric blue. Freaky trim. Nina! Head outta the fashion clouds! It may be in...but IT'S UGLY. Remember throw out all common sense of appeal in order to appease the fashion gods!

Victorya is declared the winner and her and Sweet P are sent off.

Ricky is safe and sent off. Rami follows.

Heidi gets some last jabs in on Christian and Kevin.

And Kevin is told he is out.

Tim comes into comfort the designers doing his best impression of Santino doing Tim. No seriously. Listen to it again. And you’ll hear it. It’s like magic…magic.magic.

I wanted to try something a little different while evaluating the garments. I wanted to use a point system just because I love math, but I wanted to evaluate how well a design did in several factors. That being said I came up with the categories of creativity/innovation, tailoring/How it’s made, overall aesthetic appeal, and meeting the requirements of the challenge. I also wanted to use a 4 point system because I think it has a more definite divide than a 5 point system meaning a perfect score for me would be a 16.

Kevin’s design:
Creativity – Well it could honestly not be anymore unoriginal and worse still it looks like Jillian’s nearly winning dress from What’s the Skinny…how scary is THAT? Judges? – 0 pts

Tailoring – Well it’s so basic how could it not have been well made? Well honestly Kevin seemed to manage with his hem. -1 pt

Aesthetic appeal – I didn’t respond well to the red on the girl’s skin, I thought it gave a weird effect and there was no other real visual interest for me. – 0pts

The challenge – Well the client seemed to like it, but she didn’t love it (at least overtly) - 2pts

Total: 3 points

Victorya’s design:
Creativity – I have to give her credit for things I hate. It's really fashionable and the bubble helped bump it up a notch. And let’s be frank there are only so many ways to re-imagine a prom dress without it looking silly, which interestingly enough none of the designers seemed to do. Sadly I feel it looks a lot like her other creations, which is why I dropped it a little. -2pts

Tailoring – I swear I can't figure this out. The dress looks technically sound, but that halter just looks so poorly made to me I can't get over it. -1pt

Aesthetic – I don’t like the halter part. I think it looks weird going from thin to thick. I see Vicky has done her signature boob-squish, which I actually respond to well on more flat chested girls like the models but I can’t tell if her client would otherwise HAVE boobs to begin with. But actually that isn’t what I even want to focus on. I am OBSESSED with her use of the colored trim. Imagine instead some silver or crystal trim; it would have upped the class of the dress. The multicolors just cheapen it. -1pt

The challenge – Well her client sure seemed to love it. I may have really thought it wasn’t that great but I am not the requirement. – 4pts

Total: 8 points

Sweet P's design:
Creativity – Well it IS Sweet P’s basic aesthetic. Very Hollywood. Very done. I like it, but it’s basic and done to death. -1 pt

Tailoring – Well you can actually see the girl breathing underneath of it and honestly it may just be the material but it looks impeccably made. -4pts

Aesthetic – It’s hard to argue that it isn’t a regal looking beautiful dress. It makes a lot of sense that in a challenge like this where you don’t want to push the creativity envelope TOO much Sweet P’s simple aesthetic would show through so well -4pts

Challenge – Well I think Sweet P beat everyone else here because not only did she manage to make her client happy, but she had to overcome some roadblocks, such as her client wanting something a little more overtly sexy. She sold her executive decisions and it shows her experience. -4pts

Total: 13 points

Christian's design:
Creativity – another short dress and it’s very strange to have a short prom dress with volume like that. So it’s different, not necessarily nice, but it’s different. Plus he was the only one to reach into the land of “ticky-tack” with the lace, which I thought was a nice effect on the brown.-3pts

Tailoring – This is clearly where Christian suffered a lot this week. There’s a lot of detail going into any custom made dress, and his attention was split so many different ways his normally impeccable tailoring suffered. -1 pt

Aesthetic – I thought the lace was a good addition to the dress, but Christian was spot on saying the back and front were off from each other. I can’t help but think it he had made a longer dress the length would’ve offset the volume a little and given a more pleasing, though less creative, effect. The brown looks “eh ok” on the girl to me – 1pts

Challenge – Oi. Just oi. Well I think it’s more than obvious that Christian flopped this part. His client may have had tacky taste but where Sweet P excelled he failed. He couldn’t sell taste to his client. -0pts

Total - 5 points

Kit's design:
Creativity- A halter with the point of interest being the colored blocks around the bust. Questionably interesting and questionably creative – 1pt

Tailoring – Do they even SHOW the dresses that don’t make it to the judge’s analysis? I swear I had to re-watch 5 times to check if he dress was well made and I'm still unsure of myself. It seemed to be. Well except I think where the strap connects to the bust looks kinda off, but sadly I don’t know if that was a tailoring mistake or a strange aesthetic choice – 3 pts

Aesthetic – To be frank, I love Kit and would totally take her to prom out of these prozac’d professionals, but I just didn’t feel her dress. Like I said the bust looks strange and the color blocks aren’t giving me a great sense of visual interest. -1pt

Challenge – Again not really a lot show about it, so it’s hard to say whether the girl liked it, but to me it didn’t sing prom dress. Maybe it was the color or the cut, but I just wasn’t feeling the cheap glitz that prom is. -1pt

Total: 6 points

Jillian's design:
Creativity – Nothing too innovative or original about the silhouette. I suppose her originality comes from the bust area and her use of color, which provided some unusual interest, but hardly could be considering pushing the envelope. -2pts

Tailoring – I doubt Jillian is capable of making something poorly, though I did think there were some boob fit issues. – 3pts

Aesthetic – I’m not sure how well I like the really light blue on the girl. I really like the fishtail, but I’m not sure I like how high the skirt seems to flow into the bodice. I don’t know. Maybe it’s her scalloped boobs that are throwing me off, but there’s something about the dress that just doesn’t sit right with me. -1pts

Challenge – Again I don’t think we got much from the client on this, so let’s assume the girl liked it and just think about it in terms of prom appropriate-ness. The fishtail is a good amount of drama and the color seems like it would work at any prom. -3pts

Total: 9 points

Chris' design:
Creativity – I think his silhouette is wonderful and creative. The hanging fabric in the front and back helped up the visual interest to a level I don’t think the other designers managed to achieve this week. -4pts

Tailoring – My only complaint (DAMN THESE PROFESSIONALS AND THEIR PERFECT TAILORING!) would be that maybe the hem line fell a little strange. I mean it’s really close to cutting right above her foot which would look awkward. So this looks…close to awkward? -3pts

Aesthetic – I loved loved loved the olive on the girl’s skin. I think the more jeweled tone worked a lot better than Rami’s more “sophisticated” color even though they were kinda-sorta close. I thought it moved beautifully and honestly I don't know what more to say about it. -4pts

Challenge – I assume the girl liked it as with the other safes we never really heard from her, but this to me screams prom in a great way. It’s flowy which guarantees a sense of glamour and it’s appropriate and I forsee no wardrobe malfunctions as the girls are out grinding against their dates -4pts

Total: 15 points

Ricky's design:
Creativity – Well it certainly wasn’t much of a stretch for him because the belt-thing reminded me of his What’s the Skinny outfit. And he sure does love those baby doll dresses. It’s a bubble dress as well…*shudder* -0pts

Tailoring – How can it NOT be well made when it looks so simple? -3pts

Aesthetic – Kors once again hit the nail on the head and mentioned that it needed a WOW factor, and boy did it ever. Infact, I’m sure the girl is just a normal, healthy weight, but it makes her look heavy because of the bubble effect. I actually did like the color for a prom dress, that was probably all I liked, but I did like the color. Actually the overall look reminded me of his weight loss challenge too. Maybe it was just his models, but there is a weird similarity in color and the trim/belt thing. -1pt

Challenge – Strapless and prom just don’t work. It’s a fact many girls and designers refuse to acknowledge but do YOU want to be pulling your dress up every 5 minutes out on the dance floor? His girl seemed to like it…but heck I might as well say it I don’t think any of the girls other than Maddie were outspoken enough to say they didn’t like something if they didn’t. Maybe it was more of the magic of the moment, because the more I think about it the less I believe that these girls would pick these dresses in a store. -1pt

Total: 5 points

Rami's design:
Creativity - Well it's pure his style, and the man creates garments like that like normal people create carbon dioxide, so it was hardly a stretch for him. But then it still seems like an unusual design and he was right it WAS a risk for the challenge so I have to concede and give him creativity points. -3pts

Tailoring - Please if the man sent a garment down the runway that wasn't hemmed, lined, and perfect he would auf himself in shame. -4pts

Aesthetic - I hated the color. I mean I haaaaated the color. I hated the drapy thing. When I saw it when earlier in the show I thought he hadn't finished and was going to bunch up the one side to match the other. No such luck. I suppose I liked the skirt. -1pt

Challenge - Again I guess I'm projecting but he really seemed to say the girl loved it but did we really hear that from her? He was REALLY putting words in her mouth. "It's very sophisticated and it's what all the girls in New York wear. You like the dress. You love the dress." I don't see her picking this dress out in a store. -1pt

Total: 9 points

I guess I didn't like Kevin's design more than I thought I did. I knew I was probably going to end up scoring Chris' design the highest, but I was surprised that Kit ended up with such a low score. So take from it what you will.

So that's my take. I sure could use some practice with HTML and blogging in general, but I think this came out nicely. I hope you enjoy it and maybe some crazy force will posses me and I'll write more during the week or even do it again next week. Honestly I'm just waiting to see what kind of feedback I get.


I can not believe I am even considering creating a blog...But here goes the test run.