Ah … so Episode 10 of Project Runway finds the designers being forced to make freakishly ugly fabric for a shameless HP product placement spot, so good! Thanks HP! Now I know that I too can make horrendously ugly things even if I might be otherwise talented. Seriously, nearly everyone should have been ashamed of themselves, regardless of what the judges thought.
Once again Seth Aaron (left) and Emilio (right) were the top two, and rightly so, I think. Seth Aaron’s pattern was used well, there were touches of color, it was really interesting, and it was distinctly him. Emilio, on the other hand, just won’t stop rubbing me the wrong way (bad editing?) so when Tim Gunn said his fabric looked like it read “SA [Seth Aaron] ES [Emilio Sosa] <3” I was overjoyed! Then Emilio got to have a tantrum and explain it over and over again and it was beautiful. I mean the heart really shouldn’t have been white, first off, but it’s a very nice dress, and I’m forced to grudgingly admit that the print looks good from a distance … I just can’t cheer for him even though I think it’s a given he’ll be in Fashion Week at this point.
Next up, vampires! As far as I’m concerned Maya and Jay both did takes on the vampire and we ended up with … well all this. I feel like Maya did vampire a la one of those trashy rave scenes in Blade (or was it Blade II?) while Jay did a vampire take on Tron. Neither outfit is bad (I liked Jay’s more though the judges didn’t agree) it’s just that both have freakish collars and a combo of black and a bizarre color. As an aside I don’t know if Jay will make it to Bryant Park, but I hope he does.
Mila, oh Mila … way to dodge a bullet. This dress was just bad, in my opinion, and Brandise couldn’t hardly walk in it. I’m just not interested in seeing her take on things anymore, though I think it’s the first time two so similar looking contestants made it so far in perhaps any reality TV series (with the exception of those twins that were on ANTM that one season). Mila, aka Bangs Senior, needs to go. Anthony, meanwhile, got sent home for making a dress that made this girl look like a dude. Of course I’ll miss Anthony’s personality terribly, he was one of the most entertaining people to watch in this otherwise humor-lacking season.
Poor Jonathan! Disco Straightjacket indeed!! After that though, the judges tore into him more than was even close to warranted. The jacket was ill-advised but, for me, he had the best print, and his dress was adorable (kick pleat aside). Watching him weakly defend himself was a little sad, he should have gone Santio on that ish!, but he lived to see another week and, hopefully, won’t put something pale on something pale in Episode 11, because, in the end, I have a fondness for him.
Before we go can we just take a moment to talk about Heidi‘s bizarre choice of necklace? I mean yes, she’s Heidi, and yes, she looks great in everything … but I couldn’t stop staring at what appears to be six hilariously large links of chain strung together. Wasn’t that heavy? Hopefully they’re plastic and not some refuse that her stylist decided to punk her with because otherwise that’s just too confusing for my brain to be able to process …
Soooo we’re down to the wire! Any thoughts on who’s going to Fashion Week?