Friday, October 28, 2011

Project Runway: The Finale Part 2 - The Recap

No words can describe my feelings about last night's episode so I will just leave these photos

Project Runway Season 9 Finale Trophy

Project Runway Season 9 Finale Party Trophy

Joshua and Viktor were totally robbed.  There's no way Viktor should've been third.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Project Runway: The Finale Part 2

Friday, October 21, 2011

Project Runway - the Finale Part 1 Recap

It was the Fashion Week showdown last night and I can't help but be upset.  Yes, even though Joshua was the first one picked to show at Fashion Week (congrats Joshua!!!), I'm still upset.  Why?  Hmmm...let me wonder...oh yeah - because Anya got a shitty critique and she still gets to go.
Yes folks, the "twist" was that all four of them will get to show at Fashion Week.  Ugh...
The designers were given $9,000 and 5 weeks to make a 10 piece collection.  Out of those 10 pieces, they had to pick 3 looks to show the judges to determine who would make it to Fashion Week.  About half way through the episode it was clear they were all going so it was pretty much pointless watching the rest of it.

Onto the looks:

Here are Joshua's looks - which were an insane 180˚ from what he had shown Tim when Tim popped in for his l'il visit.

I'm not crazy about the goggles/glasses things but I do like the jacket.  And I like the mesh over the print on the tank top 

MK was hating on the "Modesty Tab" but you know what, some people need that Modesty Tab, MK.  I think it's a cute little hint of bondage (since I know Joshua likes to add those elements to his looks)

This look is one of those "great from the front but nightmare in the back" pieces.  MK almost let out his signature yelp at the sight of the back of this catsuit thing but thank goodness he spared us.  I will say that if Joshua tweaks this just enough for Fashion Week, it could actually look pretty great.

Onto Viktor

The judges weren't fond of the zippered leather pieces on the skirt but I LOVED it.  I thought the print was great on its own, sure, but I really liked that leather detail.  I felt like it added a little edge to the softness of the print

This top was great with all the mirror pieces.  Great attention to detail.  The jacket fit well and the pants had an interesting look that wasn't too distracting, I thought

Oh honeychild!  That jacket!  Even Joshua said: "That jacket is everything".  We all love that damn jacket!  Even Heidi had to try it on!  It was a bit much over that pretty dress but DAMMIT that jacket is TIGHT AND RIGHT.

Up next: Kimberly

Kimberly took her styling tips from Lady Sovereign but at least Lady Sovereign looks good.  Sorry Kimberly but this is not a good styling choice for you.  You wanted Urban Chic but this missed the mark.

This skirt was KILLING me.  The shape was all weird in the front and I HATED the back.  This poor girl's ass looked worse than Joshua's catsuit ass.  Yeah, I said it.  And MK liked it.  I can see why but, really, MK?  Really?

This is definitely not working for me.  I like the dress but the Lady Sovereign styling is NOT right for this.  It's just not complimentary at all.  The gown was great but that side pony braid is not appropriate.

Finally, Anya's

The easy-breezy deep v that Anya is known for.  Give me some fabric and I can make this damn dress too.  Mine would need a Modesty Tab, though.

My beautiful season-long model crush was horrifyingly put into this ill-fitting bathing suit (which was reminiscent of Wretched's granny panties last season) and even the judges pointed out that this poor girl looked terrible.  Makes me sad.  But on the plus side - she looks gorgeous with her hair pulled back.  WERK

Ahhh - the gold dress.  This golden disaster of a garment.  If Anya's lack of sewing skills weren't apparent before, THIS is the garment that will show just how unskilled she is.  It's gathered all wrong.  There's puckers where there shouldn't be.  It's a mess.  And the judges HATED it.

Yes, the judges gave Anya the night's WORST critique but she still gets to show at Fashion Week.  Ugh.  Why?! I guess because she's pretty and Heidi isn't ready to move on yet.  I don't know!  Last night snapped me right of my great mood and put me right back into the terrible state of mind I've been trying to avoid all week.  Oh well.  Hopefully next week's finale party will bring back my faith in Project Runway but we'll have to wait until then!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Project Runway: The Live-Blog - Finale Part 1!

Star Slinger in ATL!

I didn't realize last night was going to be so cold so I didn't dress accordingly.  As I stood outside and shivered, I listed to conversations being had by kids who were at Drunken Unicorn for the first time ever - which made me wonder: What was my first ever Drunken Unicorn show?  I can't remember but I can say that I've seen almost everything there and the excitement that the kids were feeling about seeing Star Slinger was so great that I was getting all giddy too.

Star Slinger was one of my first ever Tumblr friends.  I'm always happy to get reblogs from him and even happier when he posts tracks.  I had this idea in the back of my mind that he might remember me from Tumblr, so I decided I'd use that as my intro - at the complete risk of sounding like a fangirl (which I totally am).  Not gonna lie, I was expecting to be a little star struck when I sat down with Star Slinger last night at Drunken Unicorn but instead, I felt like I was talking to an old friend (and yes, I was completely star struck too).  I called him by his real name and said, "I don't know if you know me but we blog together on Tumblr" to which he said, "I know!  You're Katzi!  Thank you so much!"  I was beyond ecstatic that he remembered me even though I haven't been on Tumblr that much lately.  I was totally fangirling but I had to reel it in.  He was saying that I have been there from almost the beginning and I said it was amazing to have seen his progress so quickly.  He's the coolest, mot chill guy and it was great talking with him.  It was even cooler when kids came up to him while we were talking to tell him how awesome he was.  Crazy!

After the initial shock of "OMG I'm talking to Star Slinger", the show was really great!  I didn't realize Time Wharp was from Atlanta.  I need to check that kid out more!  His set was the perfect start to an amazing show.  Time Wharp

I have to say, I only knew Shlohmo from the Friends of Friends comp and Star Slinger, so I wasn't expecting the awesomeness that was Time Wharp and Shigeto.  Shigeto blew me away!  That kid played live drums over his loops!  Crazy!!

His set was pretty chill too and I started getting more and more into it.

I got a little bold and decided to try and make it front and center for Shlohmo.  Done and done.  He opened up with Aaliyah - which was fucking amazing - but as I scanned the crowd, I saw more blank stares than I thought I would - which made me sing out even louder! Shlohmo
His set was the perfect lead in to Star Slinger. Star Slinger
I maintained my place at the front of the stage and jumped up during the last song. That shit was crazy! He got the whole place going NUTS!!  It was the most fun I've had at a smaller venue in a long time and I was so happy that Star Slinger was FINALLY in town and getting his music out there for more people to experience.  It renewed my faith in Atlanta's music scene.  I saw so many smiles in the crowd when I was on stage and it made me so happy that there's at least one genre of Atlanta music fans that can get over themselves and just enjoy the fucking music.  It was amazing!  I want Star Slinger to come through again!  Maybe next time he'll let me buy him a shot or two...


Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I went to visit a good friend of mine in Louisville this past weekend and was invited to take some shots during his band practice.

They're called Savages and if you live in the Louisville area, I strongly suggest you check them out because they're pretty fucking amazing.

Unfortunately, I can't remember the bassist or the drummer's names (sorry guys!) but I will say that they're all awesome.

You might recognize him from Atlanta's The Lazy Indians




This pedal box was super impressive! I couldn't take my eyes off of it!



Check out their Bandcamp and if you see them on a line up - GO. You won't be disappointed.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Project Runway: The Finale Challenge

Friday, October 7, 2011

Project Runway: This is For The Birds: The Recap

ZOMG - What in the world was up on the runway last night??? Now I KNOW Heidi & Crew are on drugs! I will not stand for Anya's antics anymore! With all the help she has been getting from everyone else in the workroom, how dare she deny help to Joshua and then try to distinguish it as "tangible" and "intangible" on After the Runway. WTF Anya?! What is wrong with you?!  Don't you realize that the "intangible" help you're receiving is what Joshua said it was - they paid money for that kind of education - which makes it "tangible" for them but not to you?  Who the fuck do you think you are?!  So you learned to sew 4 months prior to the competition.  Good for you.  Do you feel like you should win this because you're making some sort of statement?  The only thing this is showing me is that you're making a mockery of the whole Project Runway franchise.  Sure there have been worse contestants than you BUT they all knew how to construct garments properly.  You just sit there and throw some shit together because you know Heidi and you have some modely companionship going on and it's sickening.

I can deal with the fact that Gretchen won last season because even though her clothes (and her attitude) were shitty, she could still construct the damn outfits without anybody's help.  You send out garments without fasteners and you're constantly asking for construction advice.  Why should you get the win?  You don't deserve any of it.  Everyone else works harder than you because they all know Heidi and Nina have the biggest boners for you.  Your designs are uninspired.  All they look like to me is "Meh, this should be easy construction because I don't know how to make anything else but I'll skew one thing and the judges will think I'm making a new twist on an old design element".  No Anya. 

On that note, let's see Anya's Raven inspired outfit:

Congrats on styling your model after your own personal style, btw. As if we couldn't see your extreme narcissism enough already... 

She went head-to-head (in a "shocking" runway twist) with Laura:

As far as a head-to-head challenge, Laura did take it too literally but I don't care.  I'd still pick hers over Anya's

Next up: Joshua's parrot inspired outfit

Joshua went head-to-head against Bert (or Birdt LOL):

Taylor Dayne's outfit was in the bottom - even though Heidi liked it.

Heidi, do you realize that every time you praise terrible designs, I grit my teeth so hard that my molars will probably be ground down to nubs by the end of this season?  Good job.

Next up, the Viktor and Kimberly smack down!  Kimberly was unraveling for most of the episode but she finally got it together and decided she was out for BLOOD.  Viktor's to be exact.  She wanted to make it her mission to take him down a few notches worked!

Kimberly's Grecian Goddess silhouette:

Viktor's Grecian Goddess silhouette:

If I had to pick, I'd pick Viktor's over Kimberly because I really like the gathered fabric.  I'd take off the feathers though.  They're making me crazy!  I'd make him molt that dress.  Kimberly's is too Real housewife of Beverly Hills Pageant Night.  Especially with the peek-a-boo boob - or should I say peek-a-boob.  Heeeeyyyooooo!!  I'm on a roll!!  It's my birthday today.  That might be it!  LOL

Anyways - the runway was very upsetting last night but at least they got one thing right - Bert was auf'd.  Bye bye Berty!!  (Ha!)  That After The Runway show was brutal to watch too!  I mean, why the fuck would they bring Laura back to trash on designers she hasn't worked with?  Why did she get all Mommy on Joshua?!  Ugh.  It was a disgusting display of Laura's irritating attitude that made me dislike her on her season.  I thought she was irritating because of her pregnancy but turns out she's just that irritating all the time.  Super...  I stand behind Joshua's comments regarding Anya - even about their friendship or whatever you want to call it - but I especially stand by his comments to Laura B about her shitty ass comments about his attitude.  So what, girl!  You had a pretty terrible attitude about another competitor's construction - remember how you tried to call Jeffrey out on his pleats??? did that.  You almost got him eliminated over some petty ass shit because you were intimidated by him and we all know how that turned out.

Okay - I'm done with this runway drama for today.  I want to start enjoying my birthday!!
Have fun today and I hope to see you all at Pride Atlanta this weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Project Runway: The Live-Blog: This Is For The Birds

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday Funday: Decorating Woes

My old man and I have been together a long time.  Like, a really REALLY long time and one thing we haven't really done is settle anywhere.
By "settle" I mean decorate.  With the assistance of my Dad, we've been homeowners for a few years now and we still haven't settled in.  I've got photos in frames, he's got artwork printed and I keep buying Missoni for Target house-related items (I can't help myself).  Okay, not just Missoni stuff but I do keep buying housewares.  Whether it's a shower curtain (*cough*Missoni*cough*) or a Klimt print from Ikea or random blind box items from Kidrobot, we have a lot of stuff but it's not any where in the house - except just taking up space.
While I was visiting with my Mom, we watched a few HGTV decorating shows which got me thinking about how we need to do stuff with our stuff.  Then I remembered those really awesome Jonathan Adler pillows that I lusted after forever but never got...

What if I could design my own set of silhouettes and combination freezer paper stencil plus screen print them on these boring ass Ikea curtains we got forever ago?  Hmmm...
I tired to explain it to the old man but he wasn't getting it.  I Googled different items (which probably made me look like a monster) and got to Photoshoppin'.  The old man still didn't see it.  Ugh.  I told him I'd print it out at a larger scale to see it big picture and to see if he'd like it.

I printed it this morning and BAM - sweet ass art piece!

Obligatory photo of me holding my print - shot on my iPad with the Incredibooth app

Personally, I think that might be a little too much for the curtains BUT I think I can frame this and it would make a nice art piece for the space!

I have to admit - I was pretty inspired from walking around Castleberry Hill during Flux on Friday night so this weekend was a great motivator to finally get our house organized and decorated.

Now if we could only stop arguing over everything, I think we'd be fine.  Aaaahhh...the joys of relationships and homeownership.  Gotta love it