Project Runway Finale or Gretchen’s Revenge…

Halloween came early Thursday night.  Gretchen “I’m not a bitch but I play one on TV” Jones was crowned season 8 Project Runway winner.  My Mom called it; I was still holding out hope for Mondo Guerra to overcome his costume-like collection and he would take it.  Nope!  Even Andy South’s collection, which was extremely cohesive, was automatically denounced by Nina and Michael.  I’m not very happy with them right now.  I’m glad Heidi and guest judge Jessica Simpson stood up for Mondo.  After all, it’s Heidi’s show, right?  I usually like my winners of reality competitions to be a little more likable, and Gretchen NEVER was.  This is not like Russell losing Survivor, twice!  This is like an evil succubus who stopped at nothing to put down every single designer and then in the end, she came out on top. 
I’m sorry, but Gretchen’s collection, which showed first, was boring as all get out.  Gretchen tended to use the same drab colors all season long and with Fashion Week, she didn’t change her tune.  I call her collection, “Carmen San Diego Goes on Safari and She Hopes She’s Never Found!”  I mean, really?!?  The panel argued endlessly on whether Gretchen’s line was fashion foward enough.  I say NOT, because it wasn’t high fashion and it had zero imagination.  Her only leg to stand on was, her clothes were wearable, that’s it period.  Mondo’s was not totally wearable, but it’s what I expect to see at Fashion Week, it was imaginative, creative, and very daring.  I think you’ll see both Mondo and Andy show at Fashion Week next time and maybe beyond. 
So, am I done with Project Runway?  I’m not sure.  I just want someone with a better personality to win, that’s all.

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Project Runway: Finale, Part One…

I would rather be relaxing right now, but I swore to see this season of Project Runway to the end…so here we are, part one of the season finale, shot at the beginning of 2009…

9:01pm: Designers will get $9,000 for materials for 12-look collection…I just saw Heidi and Tim in the Project Runway silhouette bumping and grinding…Oh wow!…another fail for Lifetime…

9:03pm: Tim checks in on Carol Hannah first…her inspiration?…Duke University’s campus…she made pants! which she did not do in the course of the competition…as far as personality, she’s my favorite…Tim is going to make biscuits, in his suit!!!, her family is adorable…

9:07pm: Next, Irina, this season’s mega-bitch…yawn!…her collection, “a thank you to New York”…she’s had some great pieces; she’s just overconfident to the hilt…Tim gets to meet Irina’s family, she immigrated from the Republic of Georgia…Tim–“{no matter the outcome} Irina is already a winner”…her father hasn’t always been supportive…

9:17pm: Last, Althea…I’ll always love Tim Gunn–“Eegads!”…she is inspired by strong women in sci-fi movies…too costumey and too matronly…she has surprised me more than anyone, well, besides Carol Hannah…seeing all this snow is refreshing, but God I hope we don’t see another ice storm…Ohio to Bryant Park…

9:22pm: Irina will NOT be able to use the Coney Island tee shirts in her collection, the images are trademarked…she can use her own images…Althea and Irina are reunited…weakest rivalry ever…the tension builds, again, yawn!…

(Can’t wait to see NINE!)

9:30pm: Carol Hannah has not showed…a contagious stomach virus!…Heidi sends the girls champagne…it’s the first time someone has been sick before anything on the show…Carol Hannah’s collection is there…Irina pronounces it Carol “Honnah”…it gets on my nerves…

9:34pm: Tim checks the progress of all the collections…Carol Hannah is there now, poor thing…Tim on one of Althea’s pieces, “Hillary Clinton”…the whole “you copied me” controversy rolls on…boring!…CH’s simplicity may rule the day…what happened with Irina’s t-shirts???…she has a lot of black, blah!…she designed shirts around what she was originally going to use….

(OOOh, it’s almost time for Fa-La-La-La-Lifetime!)

9:43pm: Model casting…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. Althea is a giant lady!…Nina and Michael show up…I guess they owe it to the designers since they haven’t been around a lot this season…”tips and pointers”…Mom thinks Nina is not as “hard-looking” this season…LOL!…the all-black collection may not work…Irina disagrees…

9:47pm: I just remembered, these last two episodes are very boring, at least until the runway show…each designer’s model is trying on the collections…oh, it’s Heidi!…whoopee!…”one more surprise”

9:53pm: Designers have to create one more look…wow, I haven’t seen that before…and bring back the recently auf’d designers to help…snoozefest!…Althea picks Logan, Irina picks Gordana, CH gets Christopher…Mood NYC, good to see you again…

9:57pm: I can’t believe Irina picked Gordana, I didn’t think they got along this season…Carol Hannah is having a relapse!!!…drama!

Finale: CH is still not well:(…can’t wait ’til this bitch is over!

G’night!

Only 30 Days to Go!….

And PROJECT RUNWAY IS BACK BITCHES!…yes, the network is different–Lifetime, and yes, Fashion Week wrapped up back in February, but none of that matters!…let’s recap why season 6 has been delayed for so long shall we?

In April 2008, PR became tangled in web of three lawsuits between The Weinstein Company, NBC Universal–the parent company of Bravo, and Lifetime, which bought the rights to seasons 6-10…all of this kept the hit series in limbo for almost a year and producers weren’t sure if this new season would even air…YIKES!…after a resolution was reached this April, season 6 will premiere August 20th on Lifetime…one thing you may have noticed in the past few weeks, the marketing campaign for PR is the biggest its ever been…in fact, if you go to here:

mylifetimetv.com, click on PROJECT RUNWAY…

You can meet every single designer and every single model, plus look at previews for the new season…that’s pretty sweet!…well, I wanted to show you my early favorite, Ari Fish, a hot girl who might play for my team, unfortuately, her intro video is unavailable-can’t be copied to my blog- and there are no good pictures…WHAA WHAA WHAAAAAAAA!…

Now with season 6, there are some new changes…first off, no more NYC, until Fashion Week, the designers will be in LA…you’ll see more celebrity judges, including the likes of Eva Longoria Parker, Christina Aguilera, Rebecca Romijn, Bob Mackie, and…Lindsay Lohan!!!…the grand prize will be the usual $100,000, a fashion spread in Marie Claire, AND an all-expenses paid trip to PARIS!…Garnier will take over where TRESemme left off…finally, after each show, a 30-minute spin-off looking into the lives of the models on the show…BORING!…but it might be good…naturally, Heidi, Tim, Nina, and Michael will be back…yes!

In a word…fierce!