Majorly Milly and a Black and White Look for Moms
If there was ever a time I wished that the judges didn’t have to make elimination, it was during the latest episode of “Project Runway All Stars”. Alas…spoiler alert…my wish did not come true, but more on that later.
At the beginning of this episode, we were down to four designers, making us one episode away from the finale. Can you believe it? Where has the time gone? Personally, I would just like to thank all of this season’s All Stars designers for really bringin’ it and giving us such an entertaining run!
As far as this challenge goes, the designers were brought to Milly where they found out they would be designing a ready to wear look for Milly that retailed for $400.00. And the $400.00 budget was very serious. They even had to have their sketches approved by the president of Milly to make sure their designs could actually be produced for this amount. I think it was really cool for the designers and us viewers to be exposed to the business side of things. But then again, I always love a good behind the scenes peek!
This was one of my favorite challenges so far simply because I’m such a Milly fan and the collection’s theme, urban tribal, is right up my alley. I will forever be obsessed with tribal prints. I can only imagine how much fun it was for the designers to rifle through all of Milly’s gorgeous custom prints!
Speaking of prints, I thought the fact that Elena bypassed the prints and went for stark white with a subtle neon underlay was an interesting way to go. It would have been hard for this print obsessed girl to forgo Milly’s prints, but Elena probably feels the same way about neon. Haha! In the end, she made the right choice because the judges loved her dress…They even dug the sharp shoulders that Christopher likened to Pee Herman’s giant ear. If you’re a child of the eighties, you totally get that reference right?
Just as Elena ignored the prints, Christopher passed on color. He created a smart little black and white number featuring a sarong over a leather skirt that I was quite fond of. And Seth Aaron went with the same palette, apart from a tiny pink ruffle that went down the front of his flirty black and white cocktail dress. Of the two, I would personally choose Christopher’s to wear as I don’t know how flattering Seth Aaron’s cut out back would be on me. I definitely can’t debate the fact that it was a darling dress however. And the judges obviously loved it as they named him the winner.
Korto, the only designer to really go for it color and print wise ended up on the bottom with Christopher, which led them to a new challenge. They had to use their previous designs to create a ready to wear look in one hour. What they came up with truly showed how talented they are and I don’t know how the judges even decided who to send home. But they did…and my boy Christopher was sent on his way. Le sigh. I just love his pretty aesthetic. I’ll miss you Christopher!
In honor of another of my fallen favorites, I used a black and white palette for this week’s outfit. And I decided to add an unexpected accent color…brown. Who says you can’t wear black and brown together? The tribal print skirt is so bold, you don’t necessarily need a bright lip color as an accent. Mary Kay’s® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Rich Spice would be a great choice to add a touch of neutral color and shimmer to this outfit! Plus, it’s perfect for the holiday season.
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