Friday, October 8, 2010

Project Runway Episode 11: Heidi Likes It In The Workroom

Alas and alack this week Project Runway ran out of original subject ideas and decided to use Heidi Klum as the client. It turns out Heidi 'designs' a line of drab looking overpriced activewear for New Balance which is sold on Amazon.com. For this challenge each designer had to create a sportswear look for the line which, by the plain and boring looks of it, is quite convenient as Heidi is in dire need of some new interesting design ideas...
Pan to Heidi's invaluable visit to the workroom. Gretchen doesn't like her in the workroom, and quite frankly neither do I. As Heidi goes around critiquing we sample a wee bit of attitude from sweet little Mondo who snarls, rolls his eyes, and snaps back at Heidi when she questions the wearability of his too-cropped hoodie and stiff-necked blouse. In a huff Mondo decides to scrap his original design and barks at Heidi: "Maybe I'll dress my dog in it when I get home." AWKWARD!! Mondo's had an emotional few days...And then it's Gretchen's turn to flare her nostrils and disagree when Heidi criticizes her fabric choice and use of butt shirring on a pair of leggings. That tense encounter ends when Heidi walks off shrieking "Cheers!," and announces that the designers must create two additional looks (even more convenient for her HKNB New Balance line). The next surprise is the entrance of extra work reinforcements in the form of 'Outed' designers Casanova (essssactly), Ivy (ugh not again), Peach, A.J., and Valerie. And then the real drama begins with Doublesidedtapegate when bitchy and bitter Ivy accuses Michael C. of cheating on the Jackie Kennedy challenge.
Please let's just get on with the show!!!
It's Runway time, Heidi is wearing a blue sausage dress and no makeup, and guest judge is sportswear designer Norma Kamali (good choice for once). Tonight I'm going to skip the part where I share all my thoughts on the looks coming down the runway because all I see is one big billowy production of Flashdance. However I do like Mondo's pieces and Andy's clever use of chiffon and jersey in some unflattering sporty swirls. Who's going home this week? Christopher finally! For the last eight weeks he's made clothes which I can barely recall and which have bored me into a coma.
The winner is....Andy, whose sportswear designs have already been produced and featured in Heidi's New Balance line. And we're now just one episode away from Fashion Week and I still have no idea who on earth is going to Lincoln Center besides Mondo...Until next week, Auf Weederzane!!!

4 comments:

Lady Noix De Coco said...

I watched this yesterday quite late!! I really did not like any of the stuff produced - it looked quite cheap IMO. But i dont really like sporty stuff anyway ;)

What was all that stuff with Michael C? I did not understand the whole cheating thing?

RedPoppy said...

Hiya and thanks for your thoughts on PR!! I'm also not an activewear fan, it super bores me:) So it took me a bit to understand what Ivy was accusing Michael C of. I had no idea of it orig. either. Apparently Michael C used some double sided tape to help keep his model's dress up during the Jackie K challenge. None of us saw but apparently it happened....oh the drama!!

Lady Noix De Coco said...

Ahh ok! she was really bitchy wasnt she? I am not sure I am rooting for any of the contestants this year, I like the previous series ! but i need to catch up when am back to the UK to check it properly out! xx

RedPoppy said...

Yes, Heidi has a wee bit of attitude herself! And totally agree with you about the contestants, they really are quite mediocre, such a lack of exciting fashions this season!