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Project Runway Season 11 Episode 12 Live Blog

project-runway-26Oh, hai, fashionistas and connoisseurs of “reality” television! We still have three episode of Project Runway left? This season is a lot like that old friend who comes to visit for a weekend and makes you feel every torturous minute of it. Won’t you go home, season 11 Project Runway?

Well, the remaining sewtestants (no one got booted last week, quelle surprise) are off to different parts of the globe (read: Europe) to be “inspired” by the same landmarks and tourist destinations that you saw when you went on that study abroad trip during college. Don’t ask me how they’re going to stretch this out into next week and the week after. Continue reading

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 11 Live Blog

project-runway-26Darlings, Richard HallmarQ is gone. Long live Richard HallmarQ. We wept with Layana (aka The Ingenue, and, not really) as she wept about…something. We rejoiced as Patricia (aka Water Lily) finally showed something akin to a personality when she gave Richard some much-needed side-eye.

Stanley (aka Urkel) won a challenge! Good for him! There’s something about him I don’t like, however. Continue reading

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 10 Live Blog

project-runway-26Darlings, we are at it again! Sadly, there were no hot men to help us through the wretched excess that is this season of Project Runway.

Last week, the challenge demanded the designers produce ready-to-wear looks for Lord & Taylor. The winning design will be featured by Lord & Taylor and sold for way more than it’s actually worth! Of course, you know what that means…

Michelle won. Again. I hate everything.

Well, we’re at episode 10, and I’m pretty sure that the producers have demanded that the drama quotient be upped significantly. Let us snark in the comments! Continue reading

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 9 Live Blog

project-runway-26Last week, this show was rainin’ men! The Thunder From Down Under, an Aussie male band of stripping brothers, showed up to have the remaining designers make some tear-away looks for them.

Children, the resulting looks were HOT MESSES, but no one was paying attention, as we were all ogling the man flesh parading around in front of us. I think someone got sent home, but for the life of me, I can’t remember who. Continue reading

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 8 Live Blog

project-runway-26Once more unto the fashion breach!

Well, well, well. Last week, Crimes of Fashion: Teams Edition brought us an unexpected surprise in the form of a double elimination! Tu and Kate were auf’d.

However, such a surprise came at a cost. Michelle (aka Portlandia) was given the win, thus ensuring that she will be even more insufferable for at least a couple of more episodes. Continue reading

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 7 Live Blog

project-runway-26Hey, everybody! Last week, we bid adieu to Benjamin the Australian, or, as was fondly known around here, the Albino Cereal Killer. Aw. Sadness.

Anyway, tonight, the remaining designers must design prom wear. With duct tape. DUCT TAPE. Not only do we have a challenge in which the designers must design for–gasp!–real humans, they must use an unconventional material!

The horror. Continue reading

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 6 Live Blog

project-runway-26Hello, fashion mavens! It’s again time for another installment of Needle and Thread: Fashion Victims Unit! But first, last week’s episode served up sadness in the form of a “let’s design for a country singer!” challenge. We also learned that New York City as a living, breathing entity has absolutely NO idea what passes for “country,” so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that all the designers heard “country” and “rock and roll” and thought that meant “shiny, short, leather, and more shiny!” Also, the designers didn’t realize (or didn’t care to remember) that Miranda Lambert is not a size -143, but is, in fact, in possession of breasts. Nevertheless, Richard HallmarK (that ‘Q’ ain’t fooling anybody) won, and poor, sad, boring gay Michael–oops, sorry, Matthew was booted. Continue reading

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 5 Liveblog

project-runway-26Hey, hey, darlings! We’re back for another episode of Kabuki Dressmaking Theater! Last week, the denizens of Dressmaking Hell were tasked with participating in the Unconventional Materials challenge, with a twist! They needed to use plants and hardware! Two kinds of unconventional materials! Triple the ugly, folks, triple the ugly.

Joseph Aaron (what? he had two names?) made a particularly hideous garment. I’m sure he’d have done better had the challenge required him to use cat hair. Anyway, the judges hated his fugly shit and booted him. Continue reading

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 2 Liveblog

project-runway-26Hey, everybody! Last week we were introduced to the sewtestants for this new season of Project Runway and got to see how well they can construct garments…and exactly which kinds of crazy they each represent.

Let’s see, there’s that one Native American designer who will not let you forget she’s Native American, because she’s really and truly Native American. She also calls herself “Water Lily.” Okay, then. And the guy who spells his last name “HallmarQ”? What’s up with that? Then there’s the woman from Portland who is hell-bent on embodying every stereotype of the Portland hipster. And then there’s this guy who looks like he will kill you in your sleep and then use your body as his dress form. I think his name is Günter, but who knows? Continue reading