A Chat With Georgina Chapman & a Mixed Metallics Look for Moms
I am a full blown Christmas decoration addict. The true meaning of the season isn’t lost on me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t totally appreciate the hoopla that comes with the holidays too! It’s in my genes. My mama always decorated our home to the nines, not to mention my Nonnie’s pad which often boasted over sixty decorated trees. She actually hosted tours. It was out of control…in a good way. Haha!
So, now that you know about my Christmas decoration lovin’ background, I’m sure you can understand why the latest "Project Runway All Stars" challenge was right up my alley! The designers used Christmas materials to create their looks!
I love metallics almost as much as I love Christmas decorations and the designers did not disappoint on the metallics front. Uli, Anthony Ryan and Laura Kathleen all delivered glittering designs that would have been perfectly at home at any holiday soiree.
I wasn’t as in love with Emilio or Casanova’s looks and I expected to see them both on the bottom. I was rather surprised when Emilio made it into the safe category actually. I’m afraid I couldn’t get past the word Barney. And although I think the judges were right to place him where they did, I have to say that the fact that Casanova constructed his garment entirely from scraps is pretty darn impressive. Apparently guest judge Lala Anthony agreed. When I chatted with Casanova and asked him which judge’s critique he most appreciated, he said, “I appreciated her complementing the fact that I just made a dress out of nothing, because everything that I used in my look was nothing from what I bought. She gave me a very constructive critique.” Despite his inventiveness, at the end of the day, the design wasn’t strong enough and Casanova’s All Stars run came to an end.
Speaking of Lala Anthony, I had the chance to speak with her and she was quite complementary of the designers’ ability to run with this challenge. “There is no denying that making anything out of Christmas items is very difficult.”
Georgina Chapman was also impressed with this challenge. I chatted with her before the show aired and when asked which design from this season she would wear herself, she replied, “This season I found there was a lot of very wearable clothing. I don’t know. There was quite a lot actually. I’d love to say what’s to come, but I think some of the best is yet to come. I just can’t give it away, but I’ve really been really impressed, and this week is actually one of my favorites. So, I’m really excited about this week. One of the dresses in this week, a couple of the dresses, actually, I would wear even though they’re unconventional, but I think they’re some of my favorites.”
I agree…there were definitely a couple dresses from this challenge that I could see myself wearing! On that note…I styled a look by mixing metallics like so many of the designers did in this challenge. New Year’s Eve party anyone?