Y’all am I the only one who hates Halloween? It was lots of fun when I taught young kids IN THE CLASSROOM. But it was annoying AF when they all started knocking on my door. Except for one time a few years later that one of my previous students showed up and I was out of candy. She didn’t know it but I would have adopted her and her brother if she didn’t already have shitty parents.
I’ll spare you the horrifying story I learned during a parent conference meeting. Anyway, So, I am not thrilled that my beloved Project Runway recap is a Halloween episode. UGH.
The good news is that Taraji P. Henson is a judge this week. How the heck did they get her? Maybe Christian Siriano dresses her?
Christian Is Dracula
It’s after the last runway If you missed that run don’t walk to read about it here. It’s been a tense season so far. Christian arrives in their apartment dressed as Dracula and scares them all to death. Thankfully they are not making costumes. They are making gowns with at “haunting” them that includes a mask. Thank the baby Jesus. They can finally do something upscale. They all go to a 175 year old mansion that is haunted. Kenneth, last week’s crier loves ghosts. Prajje is also right at home because he says in Haiti, everything is haunted. Prajje also says that since he has immunity he will lay down the model cards and let them all pick. I love how Octavio asks if everyone is happy with their models. Let us not go through that again.
Christian arrives in an apparition in a painting and says they all have to sleep in the haunted how over night. I personally would need to sleep with Prajje for this mission. In all possible interpretations. lol. Unfortunately everyone has a separate cot. Kenneth is weird. He keeps “hitting” on the ghosts. I am not making this up. They have 30 minutes to sketch in the house. Anna Zhou loves the challenge. She is totally into Gothic design. She’s a front runner.
Off To Mood
OMG Is that the real Swatch? YAY! The designers have 30 minutes but, they get $500 for this upscale shopping event. Wow, this season designers were allowed to bring a fabric from home. Bones just needs some gold accessories to go with his fabric which is similar in pattern. Bones is cute without the head diaper but still kind of a dick. Darren is making a red gown. For some reason Christian is pissed about that. Ah, I see, they are all doing black and red. Christian wants someone to do another color but so far, it’s black and red. What he hasn’t seen yet is Bones. I’m not sure what his fabric from home is, but the material he bought was gold. Chasity is doing red and black. Um, Go DAWGS? I bet whatever she makes would be great for a UGA homecoming queen. IJS.
Kenneth has some sort of olive green. Christian is thrilled. That means he will stand out. I’m thinking, “like a sore thumb.” Wow! Kenneth has dressed Jeannie Mai on the Golden Globes red carpet! I love her! Why did he let Meg destroy him last week? He’s all crouching Tiger! However, Christian is nervous because satin based organza is really hard to sew. Kenneth doesn’t listen. Bones is still trying to coach everyone. What’s that song that goes “But no one is listening….”
Back In The Workroom
George, one of the ghosts from the mansion is messing with them turning the lights off and on. Oh of course my homeboy, Zayden knows a famous voodoo priestess in New Orleans. You go homeboy! Her name was Marie Laveau. Click here for her interesting story if you are interested. Also, consider dropped just like five bucks in the Wikipedia donation box? I donate every year because I use them all the time. They have all sorts of housewives things. It’s totally worth it but also free. FOR NOW. I do not know who this stunningly beautiful black woman is makings some sort of super elegant gown but she could be a model. PLACE HOLDER!
Christian’s visit starts with Octavio. I can see him winning this whole thing. I feel like he probably has the most experience of the group and he is very good. Christian is impressed. On the other end, Darren, the one who Bones had to make his runway look for in episode one, is feeling dejected. He isn’t sure he is up for the task he is the youngest and most inexperienced one this season. Darren tells Christian he is not sure he is up to the task. Christian says he was the youngest person ever on the show and he won and has a multimillion dollar business. Keep your chin up Darren! Darren definitely needed better advice than that though. Tim Gunn would have been like, “What’s with the rufflely skirt?” Reconsider this or that. Christian seems to just do a drive by with no advice.
When Christian gets to Bones he is full of advice. Lose the gold fabric, skip the poof, go with what you are doing with your fabric from home (that he loves). I hope this is editing because otherwise. He is very stingy with concrete advice with anyone else. Perhaps Bones will climb down off his high horse and listen this week. I think the next designer is Prajje but I could really use some chryons on these shows with eleventy billion people. Whoever it is, Christian is not happy with the fabric choice.
At least Christian calls Coral by her name so we know who she is talking too. I love Christian, but he is no Tim Gunn. Coral is also using her own fabric and her dress is looking very elegant. Oh wow, her aunt gave her the fabric before she passed away. Christian gives her a lot of advice. Her bodice is done and looks stunning.
Next up is Kenneth, who kind of needs to go if he can’t pull something out. Christian tells him he needs to REALLY figure out a concept (accent mine) and dig deep for a real inspiration. I see him either stunning the judges and winning or going home with his khaki green dress (that really isn’t bad). Kenneth had forty pet rats at once as a child. Dear God NOE! It seems they settle on a snake theme?
In recognition of the BEST PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON EVER! Here is the one, the only, Tim Gunn.
Christian is immediately annoyed by Katie’s “sailor” look. But, hey, sailors were traditionally haunted by ghosts on the high seas, right? But that is not the way she is going. Katie, you are in danger girl. Now she is going toward “dead dog”? As of now I see Katie and Kenneth in the bottom. And that is the end of day one in the workroom. Everyone is stressed and wants to sew all night. The next morning my homeboy, Zayden meditates and gets his head on straight. Yes, my love, win this for the ATL! (and no I do not know him. I just always root for anyone from the ATL).
Day Two In The Workroom
Dear God in Heaven. I can tell you right now Katie is going home. I can’t even explain this monstrosity. However, I have no idea who wins just yet because there is a LOT of good ideas simmering and trying to come to fruition. The models arrive. Chasity’s lewrk is STUNNING. She could win. Her dress is HAND SEWN. AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT! I hate how they, and by they I mean Christian, fails to tell me who he is talking to. How hard it is to say, Oh hey Billy Bob those denim shorts are ugly or whatever? Tim Gunn would never not acknowledge people by name. Octavio is struggling with time but his gown is lovely.
Christian hates Prajje’s fabric because it is so hard to sew and it bunches. Please don’t let Prajje go home over some of these idiots. Kenneth has some pleating issues, major ones, but if he can pull this off, he could win. Based on the fact that Jeannie Mai wore his dress to the 2019 Golden Globes, he could win this whole thing. But he has a lot of competition. Ana Zhou’s look is stunningly beautiful. There are some FASHIONS about to walk this runway. Christian actually gives her advice. “No tulle on the sides.” He’s literally very scarce with advice this season. But he seems to like her. You could never tell who Tim Gunn liked or did not like. Well much. LOL. He did like Andre lol.
Right Before The Runway
In the final moments before, Things look AMAZING. I am a bit shocked. Homeboy Zayden whose dress looks nothing like a Voodoo priestess can’t walk in her dress. Ut oh. But, the dress is GORGEOUS. He makes adjustments. There is hope that Bones could go home. But Kenneth is also in the bottom for me. Christian Siriano does not seem to understand the difference between a mentor and a critic. My love for him is waning on this show. When he won he go mentored. Now he seems to be trying to sabotage everyone else. It was much more supportive and playful before he got here.
Christian literally give no help at all. Chasity’s look is AH MAY ZING and he is fucking with her about it. Competition? He tells Octavio’s model who is also top three material “no tripping” right before the runway. I am starting to lose every drop of love of him. He is one of those catty gays apparently. He is so rude to everyone. I feel like he knows who he wants to win and sabotages everyone else. He is NOT TIM GUNN. Did I mention that? I used to like him.
This is getting long so I’m going to say very little at this point. Mostly because this is not the job for Christian Siriano. Instead, let’s just bask in the presence of Taraji P. Henson!!! We start with Coral. It’s beautiful. I could have done without the strappy things hanging down. Next was Prajje. It’s nice but his model, Jessica, is fantastic. She is showing this look. Not sure what Shantall’s look had to do with ghosts but it was a decent dress. Octavio is a ringer. His dress is amazing, his model is amazing, it’s all amazing but he seems to be someone too much experience to need this show.
Bones’ look is amazing. But it is in large part to do with his model DD. She is exceptional. She could make a camping tent look good. I’m disappointed in homeboy Zayden’s look but it should be enough for him to stay. Since when does Marie Laveau wear red? I expected better from Zayden. Hopefully, he will be safe. I’m not a fan of Kristina’s look or her model but that could be middle of the pack for now. Who is Sabrina, and wtf with this look? Up next is Aaron’s look and all I see is his model, . She will forever outshine any look anyone makes for her. She’s captivating. I’ve seen a lot of good looking people in my life. I’m not say she is the most beautiful person on earth, though she could be. I’m saying she is the most captivating. If you get a shot at a model, PICK HER!
Kenneth’s model Rachel does a great job of trying to make her COSTUME (remember how we weren’t supposed to do that?) look normal he is going to get her sent home. I hate how that works. Darren’s look is a bit much. Katie’s model is hot and her look is original and fantastic. We shall see if the judges agree with me. It’s my favorite look so far. BUT WAIT! Of all people Chasity comes out with a STUNNING look and a perfect model! I’m calling it now, she wins. SHE WINS SO MUCH! Ana’s look is great too. Too bad anyone had to come after Chasity who they tried to send home week one.
It’s All Up To The Judges
At judging they call out the three tops and bottoms. Brandon tells Katie how much he loved Katie’s look (sounds like he fought for her) even though she is in the middle. And Taraji heaps her praise on her too and wants an outfit. She is over the moon. I love that. It sounds like they fought for her to be top three. They loved, Anna’s look. So did I. They loved everything about it. She is in the top three with Octavio, and Chasity. They loved Octavio’s gown. Taraji love the pockets. Nina says she already knows his aesthetic.
OH NOE Zayden is in the bottom. NOT MY HOME BOY! NOE! The judges pointed out that he brought the wrong fabric from home. It had zero stretch. They are not wrong. I just hope he can make it through. Oh thank God. Kenneth is going to go home. His look is BAD. OMG WAIT THEY ARE BRINGING OUT BONES MODEL! ROFLMAO! There is hope! Why are all the designers shocked that Bones is in the bottom!? Taraji P. Henson HATES Bones look. lol. Bones thinks it is great. Of course he does.
And The Winner Is…
I love love love that Chasity is the winner and she almost went home last week with harsh judgements. Taraji gives her the card she took notes on about her look. She loves her. I am not crying you are crying. I lied, I am crying a lot these days, Taraji tells her she has a gift from God. She is overwhelmed, she feels like her father is speaking through Taraji. This is a no brainer. Kenneth is a goner.
Chasity who almost went home last week wins and VERY VERY VERY rightfully so. She doesn’t seem to realize how good she is . I alway love this about this show. GIRLFRIEND, YOU ARE AN AMAZING DESIGNER! PLEASE TELL YOURSELF THAT. Taraji P. Henson wants to wear your clothes! I don’t care if you win this show or not. YOU HAVE WON! You are a winner baby! I’m not crying. You are crying.
On the other hand, I love that Bones is in the bottom. And I am fine with Kenneth but not my Zayden! Now I am worried he got too much screen time. If he goes before Kenneth I will lose my shit. Zayden is in and told to focus on execution and comfort, Oh please send Bones home. But of course they sent Kenneth home and Bones stays. Christian tells Kenneth he his the sweetest designer he has ever known.
Next week is a floral competition and Gigi Hadid is a guest judge.
P.S. Sorry for the delay. I’m not making good choices at the moment and my mental health is declining as a result. 🙁