By CJ Bomb
Hello everyone, hope you have had a great week. Let’s start of the weekend by recapping Project Runway Junior, or as I am now calling it Project Runway 2.0; younger, yet somehow better. The only thing that sucks is Leslie and I have come to really LIKE these kids and now it’s hard when any of them get cut. Such is the life of a Project Runway (2.0) contestant and the show must go on….
Hannah comes to the runway to tell the designers that Tim will be meeting them in the workroom and they are going to have to “Step it Up”. Is it a dance costume? Because Rene is DOWN to make a dance costume. A’kai is just ready to kill it, proving he was indeed worthy of the save. Tim is in the workroom with a woman from Fitbit. The designers are going to design a look for a fashionista, taking her from day to night. The inspirations are the new collections of necklaces and bracelets that house the Fitbits. The designers also will be wearing them throughout the challenge and their steps will be displayed on a monitor. Fortunately, this is just for fun, not part of the challenge. My money’s on Chelsea or Izzy, the resident spazzes. (I say that in a loving way).
Izzy, who has apparently never been out at night to go to a party, picks black and a dark argyle to try something different. Cartier is making a dress for a woman who doesn’t have time to go home before she hits the clubs. Allie is just grabbing everything. Rene’s woman is a trendy 65-year-old woman the go who has multiple plastic surgeries and doesn’t give a shit what anyone thinks about her. Um, okay? Chelsea is doing a wide legged jumpsuit and Leslie notes that Chris is spot on describing her crazy need for back story. Leslie says Erin 2.0. I think yes, but 2.0 in the sense that she’s a much better version. Hawwaa is just determined to be out of the bottom. Awesome Tieler is making a “balloon”. Um, okay?
Izzy realizes she has strayed too far from her comfort zone. Chelsea tells her she’s getting a “vampire Scottish” girl vibe from her outfit and Izzy panics realizing she has made a “creepy sundress”. Chris generously offers her his fabric pile and she promptly grabs more plaid. She THEN realizes that she is the person on the show who freaks out, scraps everything, and then doesn’t have enough time and gets eliminated. FINALLY SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE THEIR HOMEWORK. She goes back to her original garment with the intention to add more drama to make it work. Leslie loves the stop and think moment. 2.0 people, I’m telling you!
Tim tells Chelsea the cream fabric she has next to the neon color she has picked will make the model look “ill.” She loves the gray and neon and he tells her to go with that. She thanks him for being Tim Gunn.
Allie has made a top that looks like a wrap dress over a cigarette pant. He tells her to simplify and avoid embellishments she doesn’t need so she doesn’t run out of time. He also tells her to stick to the color palette.
Izzy is trying to be “sexy and dark”. It’s not working. Tim tells her no on the thigh high slits. A bubbly girl who wears a sprout on her head (all the rage in Japan) should not try to go sexy goth on a dime. Leslie points out this is a Tim/Alexa moment. Tim, what should I do?
A’kai’s fashionista is a “Brooklyn trophy wife who runs errands during the day and then goes out to dinner with her friends at night.” Tim asks where her husband is and A’kai tells him he’s working. Tim loses it, and then tells him it’s all in the details. Those are a LOT of details.
Tim tells Rene that he is avoiding showing skin in the right places for his badass old lady look and to carry on. Chris thinks the outfit is cute, but the “slutty old lady” story is odd. Let’s not slut-shame old ladies, ok Chris?
Hawwaa’s look reminds me of Carol Brady at this point. Tim pauses and tells her, it’s a point of view and then goes on to tell her to embrace her individuality. When they showed parts of last week show I noticed that when they announced the avant-garde challenge everyone looked excited EXCEPT Hawwaa who looked like she swallowed a lemon. She’s much happier today.
Cartier is making a menswear inspired dress that is reversible. There is a simple black dress I could have sewn underneath. Leslie texts: Poor Cartier. Tim is worried it’s too simple and it will be a lost opportunity. He tells her she’s not being ambitious enough. She has some fringe, but is worried about the tackiness factor. Cartier, Sean Kelley WON Project Runway with fringe. She embraces the fringe.
Everyone gets to work. To no one’s surprise Chelsea is ahead with the steps. I too love Chris gently making fun of her backstories; This week she’s a Ninja! This week she’s swimming in Central Park! Tieler admires Hawwaa’s “afro punk” look. It has considerably grown on me and I’m now getting a Mary Katrantzou vibe. Is Awesome Tieler wearing and Awesome Tieler jacket? I want one. Hook me up dude.
Hannah comes out wearing an unfortunate topknot. It’s nice to know people that beautiful can look silly sometimes. Aya is wearing side-braids to hang with these young uns. She looks ridiculous.
Leslie admires Allie’s wrap top with pants but wonders about the day to night component. I think it looks elegant and effortless.
Leslie writes pain, pain, window pane BORING for Tieler’s dress. I love the shape, but wish he had paired it with sexy boots. Getting Anna Sui here.
Leslie is thrilled A’kai got the message and loves this wrap look. I think it nice and ok, until the model turns around. The back of that outfit ROCKS.
Leslie writes for Chris: cohesive cohesive cohesive. He has already learned a lot from the first episode. However, this is first look to spawn what came into my mind….hot date night from gym to night look. I think it looks like zebra athleisure wear. I like the back.
Leslie and I both agree Cartier’s look is way too simple. Leslie writes, is that gold LAME?? She looks like a shot girl.
For Mollie’s look Leslie wants to know who the hell is wearing an exposed midriff to work? I think it’s a cool look, for a different challenge.
Les writes: Izzy’ look is terrible. Looks like a tie dress and it was not the tie challenge like last season. Oh goodness. I think it does, indeed, look like a Scottish vampire dress.
Leslie thinks Rene is spot on trend with metallic shiny moment. Signature style. He gets the idea of a transition. I want to meet the slutty grandma who would rock this and split a bottle of wine with her.
Leslie writes of Hawwaa: She not only gets it but volcanoes it!!!!!!! Go girl! I adore this. This for the win.
Oh Chelsea. Leslie writes, “Gumby”. I write, “Space Farmer.”
Leslie’s top 3 are A’kai, Hawwaa and Chris with Hawwaa for the win and her bottom are Tieler, Izzy and Cartier. My top 3 are Hawwaa, Allie and A’kai with Hawwaa for the win and Izzy, Cartier and Chris for the bottom, Cartier to go.
Kelly LOVES the sophistication of Allie’s work. Christian loves the “evening” in the outfit, but wishes it had more features. Aya says it’s a total 360 look. Hannah thinks it’s young and sexy.
Aya tells Cartier her dress is VERY short and asks if she is happy with the length. Christian says it’s nice, but already exists. Cartier begins to cry and Kelly tells her it’s going to be ok and to stand up for her work. They expect more from her, though.
Aya loves Chelsea’s look and totally feels this woman’s active lifestyle. Huh? Hannah also loves it. Christian says she has a strong point of view and he loves the construction.
Christian loves Rene’s technique but that the look feels “done and dated.” He’s underwhelmed. Aya tells him that they need to see something different from him. Kelly agrees.
Aya tells Hawwaa she did a great job and this outfit has a fun playful attitude. Kelly thinks it is new and different. Christian says it is fashion forward and the print mixing is amazing.
Christian tells Izzy her dress is cute and okay, but okay isn’t exciting. Kelly tells her it’s beautifully made, but not an “izzy dress”. Aya says it’s not special and they expect more from her.
Leslie and I are both screaming at the TV as Chelsea gets the win and Rene is auf’ed/ WTF??????? Hawwaa was robbed!!! Rene shouldn’t have gone home!!! Rene is not only gracious, but does a cartwheel AND a split off the runway. We will miss his humor. So what do you think? Do you agree with the judges this week?? Have a great weekend kiddos!