"Project Runway" Recap: Episode 10
Guest post by Kristin Swenson, Co-Editor of BonBon Rose Girls
Last week's episode featured yet another 70s style challenge. I'm sure I wasn't the only viewer who groaned aloud at that one. Don't get me wrong...I'm a sucker for a 70s inspired look, but the designers didn't exactly put forth their best stuff in the previous 70s challenge, so I wasn't sure quite what to expect from this one. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised! And the winning design will be available at Piperlime. How cool is that?
As always, after hearing what their task was, they headed off to Mood where prints were the name of the game. Some designers were a tad bit more successful than others when it came to choosing their prints. The selection of some tragic prints wasn't the worst thing to happen at Mood though. Poor Anya lost her money. As per the rules, she could only use muslin or ask her fellow designers for any cash that they had after checking out. Anthony Ryan was the only one to have anything left over and his cash totaled less than twelve dollars. So, she left with a teeny bit of fabric and some fastenings.
Almost immediately, Joshua M. was lamenting about not having even been born in the 70s and therefore he had no frame of reference. The editors sure did a great job of foreshadowing when it came to him! But more about that later...
We knew fairly early on that Laura Kathleen was going to be in trouble too as Tim, ever so frankly, told her that Nina worries about her taste level. Her clashing prints ensured that she would end up in the bottom in my opinion. I'm all for print mixing, but this was not an instance where it worked.
On the second day, the designers learned that they would be responsible for a second look. Some of the designers put together gorgeous looks for their second outfits, while others struggled with their attempts.
At judging, it was fairly clear who was going to be in the top. Despite Anya's rough start, she put together a pretty admirable look with muslin and fabric scraps. And her charmeuse jumpsuit was something every girl would want to rock! I was somewhat surprised, however, that Bert won for his simple two toned frock. It was lovely, but a winning design? I don't know.
Viktor's snakeskin tee and safari style jacket would be welcome in my closet any day! Joshua's scary black and white plaid pants, however, would not. No girl wants a flat looking bum...Am I right ladies? Despite all the problems with his look, Joshua stood firmly behind it. His unwillingness to accept constructive criticism just may be his undoing. Frankly, I was surprised that Anthony Ryan went home instead of him. While his ho-hum maxi dress wasn't overly exciting, I definitely would have worn it over Joshua's pants. Just sayin'.
For more Project Runway fun, head over to my blog, BonBon Rose Girls, for my interview series with the eliminated designers!
"Project Runway" airs Thursdays at 9/8c on Lifetime. Watch full episodes online now.