Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Project Runway - Season 3 - Episode 10 - Black and White

We start this week fresh off of a sweet Parisian holiday- refreshed and ready to design!

(Taking in the sights on the Seine)

Ok well actually these designers are looking busted - and in need of a good nap and day off. But it is the final stretch - almost at the final 3 - so they just have to stick it out for a little longer.

(someone needs a nap)

The challenge - Cocktail outfit - black and white - 100 bucks - must use all your fabric. Oh yea, did I mention that you also have to compete against 2 of the most hated auf'd designers? And that means 3 designers are going home. Don't tell me Vincent is going to make it into the final 3 after all! I was feeling so good after last week - Bravo, why are you killing my high?

Vincent and Angela were chosen to come back because they won prior challenges. If you remember Heidi said over and over again that there would be benefits to winning challenges, which will only be revealed later on. Well TADA it has been revealed - and the remaining 5 are not happy. Everyone thought Vincent overstayed his welcome and Angela fluerchoned too many rosettes. Not to mention she won a challenge because it was a group challenge - so thanks to Michael and Laura she is back. Ain't it a bitch.

Well luckily the only way Vincent or Angela can stay is if they win this challenge. So if they don't kick major ass this week they will be gone again. And considering they were auf'd once it can happen isn't like Angela or Vincent are anything to be afraid of. Now if they brought back Alison or that would have been interesting...

In prior seasons auf'd designers were welcomed back with open arms. But that is because they were never put back into the competition - they were always used as extra hands in a time crunch challenge. But Project Runway always has to make things more interesting...and bring the drama!

To sum up what happened this episode let's run down the sucker list...
Vincent over bought fabric and his model got hurt
Jeffrey is pissed Angela is back
Kayne has cheapened his dress, again
Laura is pregnant and tired
Michael's dress is a bit "translucent"
Angela is being too "ambitious"
Uli fears she will get cut before Angela

And now...the runway. Judges are Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen

Winner - Laura

Laura's babydoll dress was young and wearable. She finally brought up the neckline!! Although I do detect a few rib bones, but it is done in a tasteful way. Kudos, Laura!

Almost a winner - Michael

Michael is and always will be the man. And yes the man can work in floral cut outs! This dress was flattering and worked from every single curve. Michael is Mr. Presentation and doesn't ever fail to amaze us.

In - Uli

We got another hippy, flowy, young oooohweee Miami style dress. I still love it. But if the world hasn't realized that Miami is self-consumed yet, then Uli may be the bearer of bad news. Don't ask a person from Miami to change - the hot weather has fried their brains and all they know is paradise!

Almost out, but safe - Jeffrey

I am not from Los Angeles but I am going to assume they have the same mentality of Miami in that they have their style and can't break free from it either. What kind of girl wears thigh high leather leggings? Pretty Woman was set in LA, right?

Out - Angela

Was there really a reason we needed to see another rosette? I know it wasn't covered in rosettes but I saw one and that was enough. And what was with the "vampire shrug" - where were the fake fang teeth? I know they don't have Jet Setters in Ohio - but do they have cocktail parties?

Out - Vincent

All I need to say is that he is gone, again. That is all we were hoping for. And he didn't disappoint. Cheap wacky capelet was just wrong. Don't try to blame Mood for your inability to count yards (or feet or whatever fabric is measured in). Don't ever come back again!!!

By the way - the only redeeming value to bringing Vincent and Angela back was to see them auf'd again. Especially with Vincent. Because he was meant to be auf'd so many times - he deserved to get it twice!

Out - Kayne

You are my sunshine. My only sunshine. You make me happy, when skies are grey...You'll never know, Kayne, how much we love you. But your design kinda sucked today.

I know you tried, and it really showed, but you didn't take the "black and white" theme to heart. And we all knew it was your time next. You will always hold a special happy little place in our elvis loving hearts.

And for Kayne's final words..."I am not really a bitch, I just play one on TV."

Well said.

Predictions - final 3 - Michael, Laura, Jeffrey
Next out - Uli

Ouch that was hard to write. But I think the judges are tired of the same thing over and over again. Although, I still think it is hot.

Ok now what I would rather happen:

Final 3 - Uli, Michael, Laura
Out - Jeffrey

Jeffrey isn't my favorite but I think he has enough "edge" to keep him in for fashion week. That edge is what Uli is missing right now. Maybe she can surprise us next week and "make it work" - but I might have to prepare myself for some heartache. I am starting to remember when Nick got cut last season...

Curious about Olympus Fashion week????? We already got the pictures!!!!

Click Here for Uli's line at Olympus Fashion Week

Click Here for Michael's line at Olympus Fashion Week

Click Here for Laura's line at Olympus Fashion Week

Click Here for Jeffrey's line at Olympus Fashion Week



Anonymous tiff said...

Bravo on your recap! And mostly because you gave so much love to Michael! That belt was bad, in a very good way.

September 14, 2006 11:02 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Thanks Tiff!!! Michael kicks ass :)

September 14, 2006 11:15 AM  
Blogger LoriB said...

Another fun recap, thanks shawn for keeping us non-tv watchers in he loop!

September 14, 2006 11:19 AM  
Blogger Sassy said...

Michael's dress was HOTT...he can design my entire wardrobe anyday...fingers crossed he makes it to the final 3!! (i'm boycotting if he doesn't)

Note to PR producers: STOP SHOWING KANYE SHIRTLESS!! it's just as nauseating as Vincent sewing in his wife-beater/boxers!!

Fare thee well, Kanye...your humor & spunk will be truly missed!! But please stick to the pageant dress circuit...maybe in a year or so you can move up to Vegas showgirls!!

September 14, 2006 11:55 AM  
Blogger Danya said...

It's definitely a toss up between Uli and Jeffrey, but I think you might be right that Uli is the next to go. She has shown no ability to design different kinds of outfits. She had a great chance to make the cocktail dress un-her and she didn't take it (though nor did Jeffrey, for that matter). Last night's episode was great, I loved every second of it!

September 14, 2006 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but I think Laura is the next one out because she's the only one who didn't do swimsuits for her collection.

September 17, 2006 9:28 AM  

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