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Project Runway!

Soooo, I have not been posting about the new season of Project Runway. What with Pennsic Panic and madness at work.

Did you miss me?

I didn't think so.

At any rate, things are getting muy caliente at this point and it's time for me to start posting polls and other fun stuff.

So last week we had Crazy Hat week, with some interesting little numbers by mad hatter legendary milliner Philip Treacy. Taking into consideration the craziness of the hats, the runway featured interesting little numbers that went from unforgettable diapers, to Grecian hanky hemmed skirts.

Ooooeeee!!! Let the Green Eyed Monster visit and the backstabbing begin! Apparently, a number of designers slammed poor Michael C., the winner, poh-pooing his winning Grecian dress. (Jealous much?)

The best line was by Poison Ivy, who by the way had designed a drunken mother-of-the-bride dress, and who said: "What? Michael wins while Gretchen and I don't?"

Don't flatter yourself girl. Really. You were lucky that there were diapers and other monstrosities on the runway or your ass would have been sent home too. As for Gretchen, bless her soul, as talented as she appears to be, her stuff has been gradually becoming a snoozefest ever since she won the first two challenges. And the worst part is that she hasn't even noticed...

But I digress.

Let's go to last night's episode.

So this time the designers had to work in teams of six. On one hand, you had the mega-stars (who decided to call themselves "Team Luxe"), comprised by Gretchen, Michael C, Christopher, AJ, Ivy and Andy. Since Michael C was the winner of last week's challenge, he had the chance to pick who the first member of his team would be.

He picked Gretchen.

That was his and his team's undoing.

Because everyone is in awe of Gretchen, and because Gretchen would have made Hitler look like a blushing bride, everyone decided to do what Gretchen wanted. And despite of the fact that they were told that there would be no team leader, she decided to take charge. This meant ordering everyone around, telling them what to do, and making to do lists at 3 a.m.

In lipstick.

To make matters worse, they picked the theme "Women's Menswear" in camel (as a color) for their collection. Wow. Sounds as exciting as watching the grass grow. Really.

You know that a team is in trouble when all the pieces in their collection look the same. Oh, and they all decided that Michael C sucks and ganged up against him.

Talk about pack mentality.

Sad, really.

On the other hand, Team Underdogs Military and Lace, picked that: military and lace. The members of the team? Everyone who has either been in the bottom three or hasn't won a challenge, including but not limited to, Señorita Casanova, who I believe is much better than everyone gives him credit for (besides, he's incredibly entertaining). The other team mates were Crazy Mondo (love him!), April (she of triple diaper renown), Weird Valerie, and Momma Peach.

Recipe for disaster? Not so. After some diva meltdown by Señorita Casanova, they managed to come up with a really entertaining collection. And heck, at least it was fun and original and well made. (Then again, I have met potato sacks more exciting than the camel menswear stuff that Team Luxe put together.)

In the end, Señorita Casanova took the win, with a surprisingly cool lace top and cigarrette pants ensemble (see below), while Team Luxe went to the back room in disbelief.

In the end, Gretchen Team Luxe ended up attempting to throw poor Michael C under the bus (lucky him, that he had immunity), while Heidi mocked her their antics, and Gretchen and AJ ended up in the bottom two, the latter becoming the sacrificial lamb.

It was rather sad.

But the best part was when good ole Tim Gunn went to the back room and hugged AJ and told the entire team that he could not fathom their behavior, demeanor and affect on the runway, and asked them how on earth they could let themselves be bullied by Gretchen, and hugging AJ told him "And now I will have to ask you to clean your space."

Oh, snap!

Now you have Idiot Ivy saying something like "Oh, I just realized we were manipulated!"


And now, we make a small break to make a Casablanca reference:

Louie: I am apalled that there is gambling in this place!

Croupier: Your winnings, Sir

Casablanca reference break over.


Anywhoo, should Gretchen have gone home instead since the entire collection was her idea? Was AJ the right person to go home since he only produced one garment and a very bad one at that? Or should it have been someone else from the team?

As usual, do the clicky and have fun.

C ya next week!

Poll #1611561 Did the right person go home?

Who should have been auf'd?

Michael Costello (if he had not had immunity)


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 27th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Project Runway!
wait - Project Runway is back on? Man withou you and Filkrtom posting about it I didn't even know. But then I also have't watched Top Chef in a month and I still have to watch the finale of Top Shot
Aug. 27th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Project Runway!
Then, my job here is done. *Bows*

Top Shot Finale: Watch it. It's awesome.

Top Chef: Better hurry up. It's down to the top 5. And yes, Angelo is creepy. ;-)
Aug. 27th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to not read the bit about last night's episode, but as for Gretchen, I thought her first two outfits were a bit snooze-y as well. They were nice enought, but she's got this overall know-it-all geek/lame thing going on that annoys the hell out of me. I don't know what it is about her that just screams *dork* at me.

Ok, I like dorks and geeks. But not know it all ones.
Aug. 27th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the woman annoys the crap out of me, and unlike Irina Shabayeva, her stuff is not that great.

I was good! This time I remember to post everything about last night's episode behind a cut! :-D
Aug. 28th, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
I thought Gretchen needed to go home to have her ego given a reality check. I mean really -- she wins a challenge or two and she thinks she's God's gift and gives everybody advice like she's been in the business for 20 years? "I think he's still doing student work" -- pompous bitch. At least Michael C had the proper perspective on his win, and graciousness and humility.
Aug. 28th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. And Ivy, well, she's just deluded. She hasn't even won anything yet and she's just as pompous as Gretchen. Sheesh!
Aug. 29th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Gretchen and her ego are way too good for the camera to let her go so soon. Seriously, designing a collection that included "grandpa sweaters" should have been a hint to everyone else. And that runway train-wreck of an explanation was reality tv gold. "We loved it, but when I realized it was looking bad, I just did what I could with the styling..." right...
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