Okay, so for some reason I got distracted by other things last night and forgot to watch TV. So today when someone mentioned Project Runway, I dashed off to go watch it. As soon as they described the challenge as taking the clothes off the backs of strangers to make a new garment, it was obvious they were ready to give Mondo a win. And give it to him they did. Rami’s shorts outfit was perfectly tailored and should have won. Mondo’s outfit was something an extra in Flashdance would have worn. I really thought Kenley should have been top three. Again this week there was very little workroom interaction with Joanna and the designers. She basically talked to the winner and the loser and left. The audience knew from the first few minutes that Mondo would win.
It was equally when the show became the Anthony L. Williams show that the sassy mouthed homeboy was going home. I don’t think I have ever seen that many talking heads one contestant on a single episode. I told y’all in my first post about this season that Anthony went home early and seemed bitter about it. Now we know why. How the heck could Jerell not get the boot for that “coming to America” ensemble? Sure, Anthony didn’t adhere to the rules very well, but I had the same fear for Kenley when I saw her dress. I wasn’t sure if it met the 50% rule. Also, I wondered when they made the rule how it would be enforced. I’m not Anthony’s biggest fan but even I say he went out dirty. I’ll miss his smartass comments.
The best part of the show was the hot guy Anthony stripped in the park for no reason other than to see him in his underwear. Loved that Austin got his number. The worst part was the stupid hockey player “judge”. A supposedly straight hockey player who interned at Vogue? Nothing about him made sense.I found him incredibly unappealing and his commentary was worthless. Well, except when he described Jerell’s hot mess as “Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani at Burning Man on Acid.” I’m not impressed with these judges. I am even less impressed with the editors of the show. There is absolutely know doubt about who wins and loses well before the show even gets to the halfway point. And I really need to see more of the workroom. When Austin’s outfit came down the runway, it was the first time I had any clear concept of his look. Same thing with Kenley. And those haters need to lay off of Kenley. Sure she is crazy as a bessybug. What’s wrong with that?
Tonight on Project Runway All Stars, once again, Micheal and April are making the same dress. I actually liked Michael’s mop head dress better than April’s mop head dress last week but Michael turtles and switches to a black jersey material. Michael needs a Stuart Smalley tape. He’s good enough, he’s smart enough and gosh darnit, I like him. April decides to dye the fabric that just seconds ago she said was the perfect oxblood color she was hoping to find. While she is dying the fabric, in a bucket like one would tie-dye a t-shirt she mutters something about blood. She’s kind of creepy.
Tabatha Coffey, I mean Joanna Coles, shows up in the workroom and suggests Michael add some cups in the bust of his dress. Jorrell worries about Michael’s model having a nipslip at the Opera. Michael doesn’t listen to Joanna. Anthony is making a bridal gown. When Joanna points out he is making a bridal gown he claims that brides don’t wear low cut gowns. Anthony isn’t listening to Joanna either. Apparently, even though Michael lives in Atlanta, he was not invited to Kim Zolciak’s wedding. Kenley’s dress would be great for Minnie Mouse, if Minnie Mouse was going to the Opera. I am waiting to see if she puts a gigantic polka dot bow in her model’s hair. The workroom scenes this year are just not “making it work”. I blame Joanna for this. She’s not a designer or a design instructor and she seems to just be concerned with how the dress will photographer. Why is no one crying in the workroom? Were are the disasters that threaten to keep a designer from sending anything down the runway? Why are there no broken sewing machines and stolen forms? I want to see more drama.
Kenley’s dress wasn’t as bad as I thought but it was a still mass of cotton candy and not an opera dress. Sweet P’s model looks like a Mexican Pinata. Jerrel made a maternity gown. So did Kara. That is three dresses so far that have the tit-high waistline with a voluminous bottom. WTF? Anthoy’s white dress came out more Grecian than bridal so he should land safely in the middle again. Michael’s black jersey dress was fabulous and should be the winner.
Wow, Anthony’s dress makes top three. I liked it but not as much as the judges. April’s bloody dress is in the bottom three. Sweet P is in the bottom again. The judges call her dress a dirndl like you might wear to an Oktoberfest not the opera. The voluminous bottom of her dress to Sweet P makes it a ball gown. They love Austin Scarlett. I personally don’t think his dress is anything awesome. Kara’s dress is in the bottom despite the fact that it has pockets. Seriously, the judges acted like the pockets made the dress acceptable. Michael’s dress is in the top three despite his lack of cups in the dress. None of the designers seemed concerned with the nipslip potential.
In the end, Scarlett Austin wins and Sweet P goes home. Neither came as a big surprise. I feel like Michael was robbed. Frankly, I feel like we were all robbed. It’s as if they are not showing us the drama this season. I can’t imagine that many designers in one workroom without a ton of fighting and tears. Who the hell is editing this show?
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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.
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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.