Last night was a tough night for TV! Let's just say that Glee won out over Project Runway (sorry!) and I only caught the last half hour. Oh, and I was doing my nails. I think I'm getting the hang of the gradient look!
Please excuse my messy cuticles - I was a little rough on them last night and this morning...
Anyways - last night was the long awaited textile challenge and I was so happy to see Mondo's adorable little face!
I was able to briefly watch the first 10 minutes or so so I know that the moms / boyfriends / best friends / sisters came into the work room. I was also trying to do the switch back and forth thing - where I saw Sonjia say something about how she didn't want to be thinking about her mom the whole time and at first I was like, "Uh - don't be a bitch about your mom Sonjia" but that seemed to be the order of the evening. I get it - you're distracted by your mom / friends / boyfriends / sisters / etc but holy crap! My second thing about Sonjia is that this lipstick isn't working:
I know I'm all about the pale pinks (my mani y'all!) but I don't think it's working for her. It's too weird on camera. Maybe it looks better in person? I hope so. And since I'm on the Sonjia train, let's start with her.
I'm not gonna lie - all I kept thinking was Sonjia was trying to steal Mondo's steeze on the wide pants front for the textile challenge. While I liked that the pattern didn't end up looking like Pac-Man eating her crotch - an MK critique - I felt like it was too close to Mondo's. And Mondo's fit was so much better AND he is STILL the reigning master of prints and print mixing. I will say this about Sonjia's pants - they're nice and even though she was worried about the fit, they fit well and they looked good. Those shoes are killing me though. I know I've been in love with them since Michael C used a variation of them in the Godspell challenge but dare I say it, I'm kinda sick of them since I've seen them EVERY. SINGLE. RUNWAY DAY.
I'm glad Ven finally got the talking to he needed about his stupid fucking flowers.
I liked how Heidi said she looked like a Hawaiian Airline hostess. YES GIRL. That was so terrible!! And even though I missed Tim Gunn say this in the workroom, he said this was the "Ode to a menstrual cycle" dress. How do I know he said that? Oh, you know, during deliberations, Heidi called him out to ask him if he had told Ven not to keep doing his flower technique. HEIDI. You know Tim is all over that shit! He's a mentor. He knows a thing or two about telling people to think outside their "norm". Don't you think Tim would have enough sense to tell Ven to not do this shit?! Yes. And he has - many times! Ven has the disease of Gretchen - you win the first challenge and then you get stuck with your giant ego. I'm not really worried about him anymore so I'm just going to try and move past this.
Fabio was super excited to be a part of this challenge but...I don't know about this look...
This looks straight out of the 80's - right down to the hair. His super cute boyfriend came to visit and I'm not exactly sure if that was a good thing since I wasn't too impressed with the textile and its use. Sorry Fabio! But the look is still very Fabio and I totally knew that was his while I was switching between the commercials.
I expected a little more from Elena. And I really just want her and Dmitry to hook up already! The way they were bitching about how they were going to go out of their way to avoid each other was so cute. Come you guys! You know you're being mean to each other because you really like each other! Okay - back to the clothes.
I saw when she was like "This looks like a grandma coat" between commercials and I think it still looks like a grandma coat. What is the pattern anyway? Looks a little phallic to me. With some boobs. The pink strips look like bleeding vaginas to me. Or maybe a raw penis about to be squished between a pair of boobs. OKAY - this post just got NSFW. Sorry folks.
I'm going to derail that train and head over to Christopher and his ladybug things.
His look wasn't terrible but I definitely wished he had turned it out a bit more. Just a tiny bit. I liked it but, yes it was a bit Prom-ish and all that but it was still cute and at this stage in the game, cute isn't going to cut it anymore.
Can I just say this about Gunnar and his mom? I love how they're besties but I have mixed emotions about Gunnar's comment to buy his mom a boob job if he had won Project Runway. Um - WHAT? Okay, you guys are so cute.
Kudos for Gunnar for going out on a limb and taking a more personal approach. While I LOVE the textile itself, I'm not crazy about this look. And neither were the judges. Anya was being super mean (surprise surprise) and I get that it's a little blah but that textile is so fab, even though it came from a dark place. I wouldn't mind seeing it inverted. I'd like a tank top or a shirt out of that. Better yet - I'd LOVE it as-is for a t-shirt but with a red heart on it somewhere. Typical, I know, but I think it could work as an anti-bullying campaign piece! I'd LOVE that! Sorry it got you sent home, Gunnar. I'm gonna miss you!!
Melissa really stepped it up. Her pattern was pretty but her dress was lovely.
It was such a chic combination with her graphic lines in her clothing and the way she worked those graphic lines of her pattern together. Ugh - so pretty. I wouldn't mind seeing this textile for a cropped jacket or something. Maybe a short skirt or some short shorts with contrast piping? The possibilities are endless! Love it!
We have now arrived at the Dmitry Sholokhov Appreciation portion of this post.
bb Dmitry - ADORBS
Rocking the man-cleave almost better than Joshua? WHAT!!
You be the judge. I love the both of them so much, it's not fair.
Being super cute in the work room as per usual.
Oh Dmitry. I cheered when you won last night. I wiped away my Glee tears and cheered so much for you! You deserved this win! The cutouts on the jacket were INSANE! Wait - what am I talking about? Here you go:
YES! Give me more of that! I loved how those geometric shapes were "floating" over that really wonderful graphic print. It worked so well! AND, you crazy kid you, you made separates! And you WON! And they were FABS! Keep this momentum going, Dmitry. We all know you can flawlessly execute the perfect dress but I love when you mix it up!
I plan on watching this entire episode shortly (between long exports) or maybe over the weekend. Hopefully I won't have anything extra to add to my comments.
Next week is the Rockettes Challenge I kept hearing about. DAMMIT! Gunnar would've had so much fun with this one! Oh well. I can't wait to see what the designers turn out. That should be interesting...