All Teams, All the Time and a Transitional Look for Moms
From the moment I saw the first promo for the eleventh season of “Project Runway”, I knew we were in for an interesting season to say the least. For the first time ever, the designers will be competing against each other in teams each week. Sure, there have been a team challenge or two on past seasons, but never an ENTIRE season made up of them.
A few of the designers weren’t put off by the change in format, but the bulk of them seemed less than pleased. Whereas, most of the snarkier moments in seasons’ past came out a little later in the game, we saw some snark front and center almost immediately.
As is usually the case, the younger designers took issue with the older designers’ aesthetics. Emily from the Dream Team, in particular, wasn’t thrilled about being placed on a team with fifty-nine year old Cindy, but in the end, it was Emily who was sent home and Cindy who got to stick around.
Had Emily been able to cope more with the stresses that come with being on a show like “Project Runway”, I think she would have gone much farther in the competition because, clearly, she has design talent. I had the chance to speak with her and when I asked her why she struggled so much, she said, “The whole concept of the show is really weird. You're cut off from your family. It was completely different from what I expected. I set myself up to fail. I should have done something simple. I’ve watched the show enough…”
I questioned whether she believed that the judges made the right choice in sending her home over Cindy and she responded, “Definitely not. My stuff wasn't done. It wasn't made well. I do think my creativity should have given me something. I didn't send a simple skirt down like James.” She has a point there…but in the end, I guess the judges can’t judge something that isn’t really completed.
Daniel from Team Keeping it Real took home the win and I’m fully behind the judges on that one. His structured jacket was to die for. I can’t say that I loved the somewhat awkward length of the pants that he made to go with it, but that jacket was insane!
I just HAD to use it as my inspiration piece for this week’s look. At this point in the season, I like to buy transitional pieces that I can wear now AND in spring and summer. Seamfoam skinnies are winter and oh so happy hour appropriate when paired with a black blazer and edgy accessories, but they also look lovely when styled with a color like coral in the warm weather months. Of course, truth be told, I would probably rock seafoam and coral now too. Haha!