Project Runway All Stars: Anthony Williams Does Not Win

Anthony Williams dumps on Project Runway
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Today is the two month anniversary of this blog. I had been kicking around the idea of blogging for a long while and initially thought I would write one that would feature anecdotes from a novel in progress. I have a book idea that has been kicking around in my head for a long time. It has absolutely nothing to do with celebrities. It’s gritty and revolves around a trial. But writing a book seems so overwhelming to me. I would after all be writing a book not letting some ghostwriter write a book and pretending I was literate like so many celebrity “authors” these days. So it is not so much “in progress” and more “at a standstill”.  So one night after a few drinks, I decided to buy a domain and play around with a celebrity blog about Atlanta.  Suddenly, I am writing a “real housewives” blog.  That was never my intent but there are apparently A LOT of people wanting the scoop on RHOA. I get an amazingly high number of “hits” about the antics of Sheree Whitfield.  So while I was starting out, I posted more and more about RHOA and I would file my other ideas for later.

One of those other topics was Anthony Williams. Anthony is an Atlanta clothing designer who appeared on Season 7 of Project Runway. I used to love Project Runway when it was on Bravo.  Since it moved to Lifetime I fell out of the habit of watching. I don’t like when shows are moved all around.  So while playing with my idea to feature  Anthony Williams here as the homeboy from Atlanta appearing on the upcoming All Stars season, I realized I had no recollection of him on the show. A few weeks back I watched some interviews and clips and just could not come up with a reason to root for him. So I left the post in draft and went back to pointing out the dreadful nature of most of the outfits that the RHOA women wear.

Mondo Guerra Fan Favorite to win
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So here it is, the day before the premiere of All Stars and  Rodney Ho’s interview with Anthony Williams shows up in my twitter timeline.  I dash off to read it hoping to get inspired to write a post here supporting the Atlanta contestant.  It’s hard because I finally realized I didn’t watch his season. I so wanted the interview with Rodney to make me excited to watch Anthony, but it just seemed to me to indicate that Anthony was a poor loser.  Go read Rodney’s article and come back and tell me what you think. I’ll wait.

In the interview, Anthony dismisses model Angela Lindvall as a nobody saying he had never heard of her. As a designer, admitting you don’t know a model who has appeared in half a dozen Victoria Secret shows and in campaigns for  just about every designer worth knowing says more about your credibility in the fashion industry than it does hers. It would seem clear that Angela was not a fan of Anthony’s work. This is the first sign he didn’t do so well. He also seemed not to appreciate the advice of Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Clare magazine who attempts to fill the impossibly large shoes of Tim Gunn in the Allstars edition.  He didn’t like Isaac Mizrahi, whose name he likely mispronounced which would explain the spelling of his last name in Rodney’s article. He liked Georgina Chapman co-creator of the Marchesa fashion line that often populates Hollywood red carpets because, “She could say you made the most horrible clothes but you take it because bad news is easier coming from a gorgeous person!”
Some of you that read here have had the extreme misfortune to play a few online reality show based games with me elsewhere. Some of the games I even start and run myself. I suck donkeyballs at these sorts of games. When I inevitably lose, it has become my standard comment to say “This is a STUPID game for STUPIDS!” and flounce off while the kinder, gentler crowd congratulates the winner. So, I know about losing and being a poor loser and Anthony Williams could not possibly be shrieking any louder that he lost in a major way.
So basically, there went my desire to root, root, root for the home team. The question now is, are y’all gonna watch this show? Should I blog about it despite the fact I can’t get behind the Atlanta guy?
Project Runway: All Stars premiers tomorrow on Lifetime at 9 p.m.


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9 responses to “Project Runway All Stars: Anthony Williams Does Not Win

  1. hey tamara. just wanted to drop a note to say i'm feeling what you're writing. congrats on your blog, and hang in there with your book. i too am trying to make a serious attempt at a book idea i have been kicking around for the last three years. i have discussed it with friends and they have all been very positive, but although i have the genesis of an idea, i'm having difficulty deciding how to put it all together. but who knows; maybe 2012 is the year it will finally happen. i am from chicago, but have close family and friends who all live in atlanta, and just let me say, you talk about the atl in the way i remember it and have known it all my life. you remind me of all my girlfriends, which as a writer, is a very good thing, cause it means people can easily relate to you. so hang in there sis!!

  2. Thanks! I totally understand having the beginnings of a good novel but not seeing how all the pieces fit yet. Oddly, I think I have a great second plot line, the perfect setting, I just don't understand the main character yet. It's weird. I suppose it will come when it comes. :) Thanks for the well wishes! Best of luck to you!

  3. Ms. Tamara I feel you owe it to your community of readers (fans) to watch and blog about Project Runway All-Stars. Some of your fans are knuckleheads and can't make a decision without your input. I am distressed to hear that Tim Gunn will not be on the show. P.S. No one likes Isaac Mizrahi.NJB

  4. Ah well if it brings more comments from my two knuckleheads, then I simply MUST blog about it. :)

  5. Anthony was one of the more popular contestants from his season, IIRC.

  6. yes, you simply must!kaypee

  7. Oh yeah and by popular I mean he was funny in a largely positive if eccentric way. I don't remember the clothes being particularly special.

  8. I loved him! He and Tim together made the show worth watching. You have to watch and blog about it so I can agree or disagree with you about him!

  9. Yes I think you should..I'm fairly new to your blog but I love and come here daily.

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