On tonight’s Project Runway recap, we will go from Billy Porter to Cyndi Lauper in more ways than one. Despite the cheap fake fur the contestants used last week, it was in fact the Haute Couture challenge. This week the challenge is some sort of Chic Loungewear thing. Really? The challenges have been very disappointing thus far. But, let’s see what this week brings.
Christian announces the challenge: couch wear that is comfortable, but chic enough to wear on a night on the town. The designers grab random cards for their models. It’s a one day challenge. And we are off to Mood, where they have only 30 minutes to shop and $400. I hate Octavio’s fabric already. It is some silver sequined mess that doesn’t look comfy.
Fabric Choices Are EVERYTHING!
Did you ever receive frozen meat or something as a delivery and it is in those metallic envelopes. That is what Octavio’s fabric look like. And for some reason is doing stockings with a garter belt? Only a man would consider that comfy chic. Shantall is using her allowed six yards of fabric from home this challenge. I think her fabric would make a great jacket. Christian doesn’t seem to care for it much. Kristina’s look is lovely with lots of blue prints that work well together. Christian suggests she add an unexpected element. She tell him that the model will have a “quilted cup of coffee.” Well, that is certainly unexpected. Is she the one that won with the paper bag on week? I still don’t have all the names straight.
Christian finally gets to Octavio’s monstrosity. He too hates the silver fabric and the garters. There is another hideous option, Octavio’s personal fabric from home. And it’s a horrible, brown quilted mess. Is this Octavio’s week to go home. Just had to make sure all the doors are locked. The Popo is in the hood tonight with sirens. Octavio doesn’t listen to Christian. Or me. That’s a mistake. BIG. HUGE. (Said in my Pretty Woman Voice). I’m worried about Zayden, and so is Christian Siriano. Zayden actually listens to Christian though hopefully he will make some changes. Short skirts are not couch wear unless you are a young teenaged girl. I hope my homeboy fixes this mess. Oh good. He is changes his look completely.
Listen To The Feedback!
Coral also offers advice to Zayden. Then, Christian doesn’t like her fabric. It’s nice but way too dressy. So many of the designers don’t seem to understand the term Couch Couture with emphasis on the word couch. Aaron, who I am still made at from last week, understands the assignment. It nowhere near ready but yes, cashmere is the fabric choice for this challenge. I spent an insane amount of money for a cashmere throw to use on the plane. So worth it. And it doubles as a wrap and can be worn as a scarf to avoid having to put it in any luggage. So, far, I have Aaron for the win without even seeing much of the look at all.
Anna and Octavio apparently call each other mommy and daddy and blow kisses at each other all the time. Christian Siriano surprises the designers with Geoffrey Mac, last Season’s winner and Cyndi Lauper in the design room! Everyone was so happy when Geoffrey Mac won last season. He is so loveable. He’s a crier like me always seems a little bit chocked up. I just want to hug him. I’m worried about everyone except Octavio at this point. The fashion choices are bad. Bones gets criticism from Cyndi and Geoffrey. It’s starting to look like EVERYONE is on the bottom. Chasity’s all white look is lovely, she should be in the top with Octavio. Also, she listens to Geoffrey’s advice. So many of these designers this season ignore the mentors!
Bones is completely abandoning his look with three hours to go and very little fabric to use. He’s in trouble but he made Darren’s look in the first team challenge with like and hour left in the show and Darren was top three, along with him, that week. So, good luck, Bones. The macramé girl is doing macramé again. Once more with feeling, macramé doesn’t have a place in couch wear. Prajjé helps Bones solve his fabric problems. It’s nice when they help each other out. I love Prajjé . He says ” At this point, I really don’t know what page everyone is one. Some people ae going to weddings, some people are going to the strip club, somebody is going to get more liquor at the store. Like, it’s a lot.” Amen to that Prajjé . This is definitely not the most talented designers as advertised.
I love all the scenes inside the their apartment. Prajjé shares that he has a daughter in Haiti. The blur her face because of the horrible situation in Haiti right now. They have had an earthquake, followed by a tropical depression, and tons of landslides. That resulted in a huge uptick in gang violence and looting and kidnapping. I hope Prajjé can get the kid and the mother out of there ASAP. Oh Zayden, my homeboy, you could be going home for this. But, almost everyone’s look sucks. Octavio goes from bad to worse. This is just bad. Very bad. I mean Octavio needs to go home for his fucking garter belts alone. Never mind the Jiffy Pop top!
It’s Runway Time!
It’s time like this when I miss CJ Bomb and The Lovely Les. I can’t stop wondering what they are saying about this season. Why have they forsaken us? 🙁 First up is Chasity who was lucky enough to draw DD as a model That girl could make a bunch of pot holders stitched together fly off the shelves. Chasity is one of the few that nailed this challenge and could win. She’s top three for me. Also, she picked the rights shoes! White sneakers! She’s really good. Next is Shantall. I liked her fabric that Christian did not like, but she used it wrong. And what kind of knobs are on the pants? How comfy would knobs be to sit on?
Coral’s look is a hot mess. I have no words. It’s all sequins and doesn’t look comfy at all. It’s bad. Like, it’s really bad. Aaron totally understood the assignment. I think he should win. As someone who still dresses for a flight, I would wear that on a plane but I’d need something other than a crop top. Octavio’s model comes out in his Jiffy Pop look and pulls her dress up to show her bra, panties and GARTER BELTS. THERE IS NOTHING COMFY ABOUT GARTER BELTS! And he sent her out in pink feathery pumps! Has he never been on a couch in his life?
Mostly Disappointing Runway
Prajjé’s naked lady fabric came out better than I expected. He had appropriate shoes. He might be in the top. Because, it doesn’t take much this week, apparently. Oh Zayden. I want to like this, baby boy, I really do, but it’s a no for me, dawg. WTF with that belt. Nobody wears a belt on the couch! I’m worried. The bomber jacket was great though! Bones sent his model down the runway with curlers in her hair. That said is look was closer to comfy chic than most. He should be safe. Oh wow, Anna’s final look is AMAZING as usual. She has a big shot at winning the whole thing. She TOTALLY understood the assignment.
Kristina’s look didn’t turn out as well as I thought it would. It’s a bit… much. She should be on the bottom end of safe. Chasity, Aaron and Anna are in my top three. The rest were varying degrees of awful.
The Judges Decisions
WHAT IN THE HELL DO THESE JUDGES HAVE AGAINST ANNA! EVEN WHEN SHE WINS SHE IS ONLY SAFE! It’s becoming a pattern. Anna, Shantall and Bones are safe. This is the second time Anna should have won and was only “safe.” What is their problem? Chasity is in the top. The guest judge who looks really familiar but I missed her name compliments DD. They all need to be praying every week they get DD as a model.
At least they hated Octavio’s Jiffy Pop dress as much as I did. Brandon hates the slinky arms. Octavio argues with the judges. Oh no, Prajjé is in the bottom. I understand why but I was hoping he would be safe. Nina didn’t see this look as comfortable? It looks comfortable to me, I just don’t care for the fabric. Elaine disagrees with the judges. She actually liked the look, so that should keep him safe. Aaron is also in the top. I think he will win. Or not, Elaine also disagrees with the others about this being in the top. She thought it was frumpy? Le Sigh. Then when she saw the bralette suddenly she thought it was cooler. It’s cashmere, you dolt!
Coral is on the bottom for her sequined strappy mess. Does this mean Zayden is on the top??? No! It was all a cruel joke. I guess it is four on the bottom and two on the top. That was a mean trick. Oh we have another top look with Kristina. HOW THE HELL IS KRISTINA’S LOOK BETTER THAN ANA’S? On what planet? Brandon didn’t like it either. I mean I liked it. Especially when she showed the judges all the ways to wear the dress. The judges are literally arguing over everything. I think homeboy is going home. 🙁
Tops And Bottoms
Top Three: Chasity, Aaron and Kristina
Bottom Four: Octavio, Prajjé, Coral and Zayden
Kristina wins? I mean I am okay with that but she would have been like fourth place for me. And Anna is robbed yet again. The final bottom two are Octavio and Zayden. I’m going to miss you homeboy! OMG! They cut Octavio AND Zayden. WOW. JUST WOW! Zayden is so upset he cannot speak. Elaine gets emotional. I’m emotional. This is a hard one. I love that kid. He was in a bit over his head at times but I am hopeful he will go far. This is a REALLY hard show to be on. And he did his best and got really far! All the designers are crying. This show makes me so emotional. I should have seen the double eviction coming after the Siriano save was used last week, but I didn’t.
Next week is Unconventional Materials! I love that challenge!