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Project Skankway

I think thermidor is probably going to be the only one who cares about this post, but it's my spouse's fault that I'm watching it. I wouldn't if it weren't for him because it would simply annoy me too much.

See, the thing that drives me utterly crazy about "reality" shows is that these competitions ... aren't. It's all scripted, and Jeffrey is preordained to stay until near the end because the stupid producers feel they need to have a villain character to create pseudo drama.

What ticks me off about it is that a better-looking dress lost to him because of this produced predestination. Kayne's dress looked like a cocktail dress coming down the runway (there are some details that are hard to see in the blurry linked shot). The back was a bit dubious, but it at least looked like something that someone would really wear to a cocktail party.

Jeffrey's looked like a reject from a C-grade Eighties music video, or perhaps what a "bad girl" character on Square Pegs might've worn in an episode.

Of the designers left, I think Michael is going to win.

Top Chef is about to start up. They replaced Katie Lee Joel, mercifully. Unfortunately, Colicchio is still there. I'll likely watch an episode or two to see how much of an improvement the new host is, and then decide if I'll stick with it. I'm about determined that I won't watch Project Runway next year. I'll finish this season, and then call it. The contrivance of the whole thing just grates on me to the point that it's marginalizing the part of the show that I do like, which is seeing what the participants create.



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Sep. 15th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
muahahahaha! Project Runway is addictive!

Word on Jeffrey.

Also, I will be checkingout Top Chef. I hope it does not suck as much this time (though I stayed with it last season).
Sep. 15th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
Jeffrey should've been sent home on the "Ordinary Woman" challenge, and I think almost anyone who's seen the show would agree with that.

I, too, hope to see some improvement in Top Chef. I thought that wedding catering challenge was way, way too hard. I hope they'll have more sensible challenges this go-round.
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
I will own up to this addiction. I am a seamstress but not a designer; although, I have made things without a pattern. I am going to see if I can wing my handfasting renewal gown. I enjoy watching the process of garment construction. I have a fairly critical eye when it comes to fashion. This is perhaps why I am so frustrated with my own body, clothing does not always look on me, as I would prefer. I will never be willowy.

My first thought when I looked at Jeffery's cocktail 'dress' was that she looked like a hooker. I am so surprised that no one said that. He is the scripted asshole but at least it isn't Vincent. Now he's an egomaniac who is, in reality, a bumbling idiot. When I saw they brought him back I was like ‘WTF?’ I think they really wanted to bring Angela back but they felt they would have a problem with Vincent if he didn't come back too.

As far as Kayne, I totally love him but I think the designers saw that he tried to stretch himself and it fell a bit flat. The white was just an after thought. I agree that his dress was more cocktail dress than Jeffrey's dress but they were looking at the larger picture. If Jeffery cannot translate his pseudo-rock n roll/punk perspective into a couture fashion line he will be gone just like Santino. Next Uli will be gone for the same reason as Kayne, lack of versatility.

My vote is for Michael to win. I do like Laura's clothing a lot but Michael is much more multitalented.
Sep. 15th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thing of it is, though, Jeffrey, Uli, and Kayne were all suffering from a lack of versatility. Laura, too, for that matter, although she listened to the judges and changed things up a bit. That's where I give points to Kayne for this last challenge: it wasn't the best dress he's ever made, but it did show that he was trying to listen to what people were telling him. Jeffrey just did his same old look yet again -- he's bulletproof no matter how boring his look is because Bravo says so, which just really bugs me.

I'm thinking it'll be Michael, Laura, and Jeffrey as the top three, unless Uli shows something really different next time around.
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
I thought Jeffrey's dress looked like a hooker too and by Heidi's first reaction, I thought she did too! Michael's stuff is always really good and in good taste, I too think he'll win. He's managed to stick very close to the spirit of each challenge. I think Laura will get hired by a designer that will appreciate her style. I like her stuff but I think it's all very 'Newport and Nantucket' just like Uli is all Miami! I will miss Kayne. I liked his personality and I liked a lot of his clothes, even if they were a little costumey!

I got a kick out of Bradley's stuff. He put stuff on the runway that looked like the stuff I made in home ec in jr high school, and half the time they hated it, half the time they loved it! Make up your mind! Either it's poorly made crap, or it's inspired simplicity, it can't be both!
Sep. 15th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
"Newport and Nantucket" is a pretty good description of Laura's look. I'll miss Kayne, too.

It occurs to me that by all rights, Jeffrey should've been gone after the "Ordinary Woman" challenge.

I felt like Alison should've stayed around a little longer than she did.
Sep. 16th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
He should have been kicked out just on principals for making his model cry! That just showed what a jerk he really is. It's one thing to be a jerk to your competition, but another thing entirely to be a jerk to someone MOM!
Sep. 16th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
I agree that he was incredibly rude to Angela's mother. It's one thing for her daughter to participate as a competitor: it's another thing for her mother to be gracious and agree to appear on the show, and then get treated with complete hostility.
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
No, I love Runway too and yes, I can't STAND Jeffrey and he's staying for the same reason as the other two "not a chance in hell" people stayed during the first two seasons - he's the weird one who brings "drama."

This week's outfit - UGH. But last week's coutre outfit? UGH X two! And he WON last week? WTF?!!

If it's any help, if they hadn't kicked off Kayne (and really with the very little white with the black, he kinda killed himself -- they were looking for a reason and he handed it to them), I think it would have been Ulle not Jeffrey - even though his was just hideous.

I see the final three as Michael, Jeffrey...and I hope Laura. I could see myself wearing things by Michael or Laura. But Jeffrey? Only if I were a LA-blasted, brain-dead narcoleptic.
Sep. 15th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
Jeffrey should've been gone after the "Ordinary Woman" challenge.

I wholly agree about that garish yellow thing he schlepped off as couture: it didn't look deliberately messy, it just looked unfinished, in my opinion.

I agree about Kayne not using the white the way that he should've. Uli's stuff looks lovely most of the time, and has nice flow, but she keeps making the same dress, as far as I can tell. Halters-R-Us. It's pretty, but can she do anything different?
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