Too Much Skin and a Summer to Fall Transitional Look for Moms
I am so excited to be bringing you my “Project Runway” recaps once again! Season 12 premiered on Thursday and it looks like it’s going to shape up to be a very interesting season. I mean in all my years of watching “Project Runway”, I don’t ever remember a model showing quite as much skin as Sandro’s did. Yikes! Good thing he has potential. Haha!
As with most first episodes, there wasn’t a whole lot of drama apart from the skin slip, but there were a few tense moments. Sandro, who as it turns out is not the type to hold his tongue, called out Alexandria for being too boastful. I had to laugh at that as ego isn’t exactly a foreign element on reality shows. Am I right?
And most of the designers seemed to bristle when it was revealed that Kate from Season 11 would be brought back and given a second chance to compete. I get where they’re coming from. She came in with a leg up on the others as she knows what to expect, but she had a good point when she said that she felt like she had twice as much to prove. I quite enjoyed her oh so feminine aesthetic last time around, so I’m excited to see what she brings to the table this season.
She didn’t disappoint me with her first garment. The designers were challenged to use parachute fabric to create their unconventional materials look and Kate chose a lovely, sunny yellow parachute that she molded into the prettiest little dress. I also quite enjoyed the winner, Bradon’s, design. The flowing train definitely appealed to this girly girl!
As far as the elimination goes, I’m not sure I agree with it. Angela went home for a too short hooded number. While I didn’t love her garment, I thought Timothy’s was more of a miss. I admire that he’s so committed to sustainability, but he comes across as a bit misguided. Zac calling him out for burning synthetic material was priceless, yet it seemed to go right over Timothy’s head. And what was up with those heels? Good designers don’t need stunts.
I was able to chat with Angela after her elimination and she had this to say about Timothy. “I, myself, am adamant about using natural products. I consider myself a sustainable designer, but I don’t go preaching about it.” When asked whether she thought Sandro should have gone home in her place, she responded, “Honestly, no. I thought Sandro’s design was cool. I thought it was sexy. Obviously, he had some fit issues at the bottom, but I loved his concept. I thought it definitely should have been Timothy. I think sustainability is a great idea, but I think he has poor taste.” We’ll have to see if Timothy can reconcile his focus on his cause with what it takes to make it on “Project Runway”… Only time will tell!
For this week’s challenge inspired look, I decided to draw from Kate’s yellow design and create an outfit that you can easily take from summer to fall! One of my favorite fashionistas, Carly from ThirtySomethingFashion, has featured a yellow blazer in several looks that I just love and they all inspired this transitional ensemble. A brightly colored blazer is a great must have piece that you can wear all year long!