Countdown to Project Runway!
I have a confession to make. It’s a big, major, whopping confession and one that I’m not proud of in the least. Frankly, I’m quite embarrassed that I even have to say it, but in the interest of being honest, I do. Here it goes:
I have never watched a single season of Project Runway.
Trust me, as a self-proclaimed fashionista, I realize that this is quite a shameful thing. However, before you come after me with your pitchforks raised, you should know that I don’t watch much TV. I have a very loving relationship with my Tivo, and it faithfully holds on to shows and movies that I fully intend to watch…one day.
Thankfully, my close friend (and co-editor) Audrey is a long-time Project Runway fan, and she has filled me in on all there is to love about the show. I spent some time looking around the Project Runway site, watching the designers’ videos, checking out their fashion tips, and pouring over their portfolios. I especially enjoyed setting up a phone call from Tim Gunn to my mom through the Project Runway site, which was complete with her name and a few other fun details (he even mentioned her years of experience “being a diva” – it’s like he knows her!). Her face was completely priceless, though admittedly a bit confused, when she heard his voice on the line. Of course, I giggled like a madwoman the entire time.
I almost feel like I’ve gotten to personally know some of the contestants through watching their videos on the site, and I am already pulling for someone to win. Oddly enough, Audrey predicted her to be the winner as well – I’m talking about Carol Hannah.
So, tonight, after my daughter is in bed, I will curl up on the couch with a blanket and dive into my very first season of Project Runway. I know I’ll be joining fans across the country as they do the same, no matter if they are longtime fans or new fans (like me!) for my little slice of design heaven. Fabulous.