Now that the new tv season has started, Thursday nights have become a mine field of dvr-ing in our household. We love everything on NBC Thursday nights from 8-10pm. But that's smack in the middle of Project Runway, and my sci-fi favorite Fringe (which gets priority). Oh and Grey's Anatomy which usually gets canceled AND It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Man, there are some nights where we don't watch anything. Our DVR only tapes two things at once which SUCKS! So every 30 minutes we get messages saying "you have a conflict, cancel xxxxx for xxxxx?"
So around 10pm I get the ominous message and I think, Project Runway's over, it must be a repeat.....cancel....but of course what I forgot was that it's on for an hour....and a half. So as we're watching it later, it goes to commercial after the top and bottom contestants have been announced the then....suddenly ends. What just happened? Ahhh! I wanted to see who was in the top and who was in the bottom.
The contestants were asked to make a couture look AND a matching ready to wear look. The winner would receive $20,000! It was interesting to hear how the money would 'change their lives'. But I think April might have been a little less than practical when describing how she was going to use the money to buy a miniature pony. She was being serious, correct?
Well, needless to say I couldn't wait to watch it on Lifetime.com today so I read about it online last night instead. And immediately I was shocked. Gretchen? Top three? Really? Her looks was all....earth mother....drapey....hippie....peace love. In fact, MOST of her work is like this. I saw one blogger change her name to 'Wheatgrass' and I laughed. Too true. I might just start calling her that as well. I guess it's good she has a voice? On second look, I did like the feathering on the skirt and the back looked lovely as well but her ready to wear was sooooo boring! WHAT WHERE THE JUDGES LOOKING AT?
Mondo won. I did like his dress. The bustle was pretty amazing. I thought it was cute when he said "I left with $14 in my bank account. Now I have $20,014 in my bank account." Funny.
But I liked Christopher's couture look the best. It looked ethereal which I guess is just my personal taste. However, I didn't like his ready to wear look. It was rather blah. Maybe that's why he wasn't in the top three?
I also didn't hate Michael C.'s. The hip pieces were interesting. Even though it was in the bottom three, the judges actually had kind of nice things to say about it. I wouldn't describe the color as 'bordello'. To me it bordello implies some kind of blood red. I though it looked more plum. The train was pretty crazy but I'm a sucker for over-the-top so I didn't hate it.
Surprisingly, I was sad for Ivy, who was sent home. I don't think she should have gone home over Valerie only because her ready to wear wasn't that bad. However, the other piece was just awful. Had she changed the neckline, used 20x more chiffon and of course had more time, perhaps she could have come up with something much more amazing. I actually think her ready to wear piece looked more couture.
Valerie's dresses just did not go together. And yes, it did look very pagenty. She should have been the one to go home. I think the judges, despite the fact that they say they don't, DEFINITELY base their decision on past work. There's just no question in my mind. But I don't think Valerie is making it to the top three.
Andy's looked very detailed. I liked it. I think it fit the couture bill. And although I didn't think it was the 'prettiest'. I think it should have won for the criteria of couture.
I have to say that the weekly teasers they aired were really reaching for drama which wasn't there at all in this episode. And I can't say I'm not surprised. Did I miss the clip where Gretchen said, "Some borders were crossed." I don't even remember seeing that anywhere.