I’m sort of in slow motion today my brain is slow, my typing is slow and I am hoping that knocking out a Project Runway recap will change my mood and inspire me to maybe do a couple of other (very late) recaps. I hate that there is less than an hour of daylight left. When do we fall back?
We begin with Chasity getting love letters from her daughters after he big win. Bones is upset that he was in the bottom. His look was awful but he loved it. Everyone heads to the workroom. It has been covered in beautiful flowers. Lewis Miller who is apparently a floral designer who does “flower flashes” all over NYC. The designers will work with a graphic designer to create their own floral fabrics. They have two days for the challenge. There is supplemental fabric available. But, that should not be their primary fabric. I already feel like someone will be in the bottom for using too much of the premade fabric.
Print Designs Are Made
My homeboy, Zayden, always designs his own prints. And they look amazing. Hopefully, he can pull out the win this week. I hate this free for all model grab they keep doing every week. I think the top three from the previous week, or even the bottom three should get to pick first. There needs to be some order to this process. Shantall, who I literally have no memory of, is making a print that doesn’t really scream floral. She could be in trouble. Darren‘s pattern is very bold. I’m rooting for him to have a good week. One of the girls, Katie, is working with a graphic designer where there seems to be a language barrier. This is not good. I love how all the designers have such different backgrounds this season.
Darren is the baby of the bunch and some of the other designers give him the side eye. Apparently, he is really into Sponge Bob Squarepants. The next day, the designers are all mostly happy with their fabric. All the gay guys are in love with Anna. I do not like Shantall‘s fabric. But, she loves it. Kristina’s fabric is very nice and I think she’s going to make sort of a kimono, which should be lovely. Octavio has a plus sized model with a 47 inch bust. He seemed prepared for the challenge. His fabric is black and white which is either a really good idea among all the brighter florals or a really bad one.
Christian Siriano Weighs In
Is it me or do these episodes seem really rushed? I’m 24 minutes in and it is already near the end of the second day! Sabrina is doing a jumpsuit with a “modern burka.” Christian loves the idea. He does want it to be a bit more elegant. Coral is including leather accents with her floor. Kristina’s look is not exciting Christian. He says it is very boudoir. Again, Christian is not giving out much advice. He does give Zayden some advice regarding the seams on the front of the dress. I hope he listens to that. Christian says that Octavio is giving his plus sized model a sack dress. As a fat girl, I love me a sack dress. But, I do see Christian’s point. Christian hates Bones crop to with a fit and flare skirt.
Christian says Katie’s look is Doris Day goes to the mall. Also, he says her look is more of a clown costume. OUCH. She decides to change the pants to a skirt. She is really doubting herself this week. He also eviscerated Aaron’s look. Shantall’s print is barely floral at all. That’s a problem. Prajjé’s print didn’t come out the way he wanted it to. Christian says the print is “a little couchy.” He says is going to paint over the fabric. The models come for their fitting but some of the designers have so many changes to make that they don’t have a completed look for fitting. I love Darren’s look, but Christian hates the skirt.
The day of the runway, Shantall gets really emotional because it is her son’s second birthday and she can’t be with him. Her son has a speech delay and isn’t speaking yet. With only three hours to the runway, the designers are really stressed to finish their looks. There is a lot to do. Katie is really behind. OMG! It as been dark for eight minutes and already there are noises in the kitchen. I CANNOT! UGH! Octavio’s look is disappointing. Prajjé had decided not to paint on his fabric. Everyone is super stressed trying to get something down the runway!
Gigi Hadid is the guest judge. I thought it was Drew Barrymore. Yes, I know I have serious facial recognition issues. LOL! Brandon heaps compliments on Gigi saying she is “the most recognizable face in the fashion industry. Yeah, not so much.
Time To Walk The Runway!
I always feel like the first and the last looks are going to be top three. So I am surprised that Shantall’s barely floral look comes out first. It’s not a bad look, it’s just that Shantall didn’t understand the assignment. It is a beautiful three piece suit though and her model is excellent. I didn’t see a lot of Aaron’s look in the workroom but I love the yellow floral look he sent down the runway. He has a shot at top three. Anna’s look is weird. And weird on this show is usually called “very couture.” So she might have a shot at the top even though I don’t like the dress or the fabric. Bones has a plus sized model who looks great. But he made a black skirt and only used his floral on the top. We’ll have to see how that goes over.
Coral also did black pants with a floral top. Again, pretty but they black might get some points deducted. Chasity’s look is sort of floral meets BDSM. She’s not happy with it. She ran out of time, but she has immunity. I LOVE Darren’s look. If nothing else it will keep him safe. It’s youthful. And his model is perfect for the dress. Octavio’s model rocked the black and white dress. He loves it. I’d mark him as safe. Safe-ISH. Sabrina’s look is a bit too much. She accented the model’s lady garden and added a hajib that was a step too far. She could be in trouble. There is also a lot of shiny pink fabric going on.
Katie’s look is still kind of clownish. She knows she is in trouble. Prajjé’s look doesn’t appeal to me, but the fit is nice and he loves it. Oh no. I do not like homeboy Zayden’s look either. The dress is way too short! I hope he makes it through! Kristina’s look is sleepwear? That’s a no for me, dawg.
Tops & Bottoms
Kristina, Sabrina, Darren, Shantall, Prajjé and Katie are the six tops and bottoms. Everyone else is safe. Yay! Zayden lives to sew another day. Kristina is somehow in the top! I think she used too much of the supplemental material. Okay. The judges are on crack this week. Shantall and her NOT AT ALL A FLORAL PRINT is in the top as well. Prajjé is in the top.
Oh no! Darren is in the bottom. Backstage Aaron says he likes Darren but every challenge he has done a circle skirt. The judges do not like the print. Or the skirt. Or any of it. Sabrina is also in the bottom with her lady garden disaster. This should send her home. She cries about her little sisters from Afghanistan. Gigi loves it all but the skirt. They say she might have won by leaving the pink shiny skirt off. Katie is in the bottom. Her look is hideous. I hope Darren lives to see another day.
When the judge’s deliberate, Elaine points out that Shantall did not highlight the floral look. The judges seem to really hate Katie’s look. Somehow Shantall wins anyway. I STRONGLY OBJECT! No! Darren goes home! I’m heartbroken! Darren takes it better than I do.
Next week, looks like an ice skating costume challenge with Johnny Weir as the guest judge.