Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Project Runway Episode 7 thoughts

I'm so over this week's episode I can barely be bothered to write about it. Jeffrey was an ass, and Angela's mom was annoying (but she still didn't deserve to be treated so rudely); no big surprises there. But wait...Robert was sent home, and Vincent won??? How did this happen? And why is season 3 turning into such a drama fest? I wish they would take Jay's advice and let the work speak for itself, because I'm tired of seeing boring clothes and listening to people yell at each other. If they would give them real fabric, a decent amount of money to spend on it, and slightly more realistic timeframes I'm sure it would be less "dramatic" but at least the clothes would be worth looking at. That said, here's my summation of the episode, plus the 2 I missed while I was on vacation:

My new top 3: Michael, Uli, Kayne. Michael has been showing creativity and skill from the beginning and I was so happy to see him win, twice! I loved the reversible shirtdress; I'm not really into reversible clothing but his was cute enough to win me over. Uli is consistently original and you gotta love the way she paired a print with stripes and made Kayne's mom look amazing. I thought she should have won this challenge. Kayne has been a little harsh to some folks lately, but I still love him. I'm sure I'd be getting grouchy if I were under that kind of pressure. Not Jeffrey grouchy, but still.

Vincent wins: Wha-huh? So if I make a satin dress that manages to make a svelte woman look all pooch-y in the stomach and then tack some harlequin clown lapels on the front I could win too? Seriously, the dress did not deserve to win. Uli's mom is adorable, though.

Robert: I will miss him so much; it seemed like everyone else was as bummed as we (the PR-watching crew) were to see him go. I scrim, you scrim...we love you, Robert!

Jeffrey: Tacky, tacky, tacky. The dress, his behavior, everything about him in this episode.

I really hope tomorrow night will be a better episode, with a real challenge. No more team challenges, no more "creative" materials, no more obvious drama plays, people! There is enough drama without the producers sticking their fingers in the pie, so I wish they'd stop already. And I know Heidi's pregnancy is starting to show, but why can't they get the supermodel a decent outfit? This should not be too much to ask from a show about fashion.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

This can't be happening.

I can't believe Robert got auf'ed. Or rather, I can believe it, but I don't want to. I'm so sad right now I can't even address the rest of the episode. A full review on the insanity of Vincent winning, Jeffrey's heinous dress and equally bad behavior, and Angela's Fringe Attacks! look will have to wait till tomorrow.

Back to life, back to reality...

We've been back since Friday, but it still feels like we just walked in the door. So much catching up to do--laundry, work, and of course, Project Runway (sadly, we didn't get Bravo on the ship). But a girl only has so many hours in the day, so I'll start by posting a couple of my favorite pictures from our cruise. I'll post more in the next few days or so.

Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska

Sunset over the Inside Passage

Thursday, August 03, 2006

PR Episode 4 thoughts

Wow. This may have been the best episode ever, if you don't count the clothes. Where is Michael Kors when you need him? These outfits were completely underwhelming.

Keith is auf: Karma did indeed catch up with Keith, and I can't bring myself to feel sorry for him. His over-the-top arrogance, combined with blatant cheating, did him in and he deserved to be kicked off.

Angela's win: Completely due to the good taste and skills of Laura and Michael. I'll give it to her, the rosettes worked as buttons, but please don't call them your "signature." If I have to look at those stupid rosettes for the rest of the season I will seriously go blind. I really loved how no one wanted Angela to pick them--even the model looked bummed to be stuck with her. I'm sorry, but even if she won I can't get past her own hideous clothes. The bubble skirt, those AWFUL pants (what was that weird fabric on the rear?)...ICK. I do have to give her credit for working with Laura and Michael as a team and not just blazing ahead as the team leader.

Heidi's outfit: WHY was she wearing formal shorts???

Favorite phrases: "I'm a squid without an ocean."--Bradley
"No more granny flowers!"--Laura
"DA-YUM!"--Michael, making the Home Alone face

Top 3: still Kayne, Robert, Michael. I can't give up on Kayne and Robert just because they had a bad outfit--I still love them! And Michael...well, he's just awesome. Carry on!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Just can't get enough PR!

Here's a little something fun to start the day--Andy's interview with Kayne (who we all know I love, love, love). I especially enjoyed his word associations for the other designers...