Thursday, January 12, 2006
I loved this episode. With fewer and fewer contestants, the individual designers' personalities are really able to shine through.
At last we saw a little more of Zulema. The first episode showed her in a certain way, and until this week, the editors have not shown us anything to change this initial impression. This challenge showed us that she has a real maturity, a certain "grace under pressure" and the intelligence to realize that what Tim says matters! Welcome to the show, Zulema.
I think Kara is taking diet pills or something, though. Her behavior is just unnatural. If you look at her audition video she is relaxed and cheerful and friendly - not so much on the show....
Emmett's window art was fabulous. He is truly talented. Who knew? This is the first time his ability has really shone through. Welcome to Project Runway, Emmett. How cute was little Chloe standing between Emmett and Santino on the Runway?
Okay - I LOVE Grace! She handled that reversible jacket like a real professional. Which, of course, she IS. I loved this outfit and everything about the display. I would think that this outfit came in second.
Daniel and Andre are just adorable. They seem to genuinely like each other and work well together. I think I've seen that dress before though. I think it was something that Alexandra did last season, but I'm not sure. It was lighter - like a silver color or something. Anyone know what I mean? Maybe it's my imagination. Meanwhile, how cute was Daniel kissing Kara on the cheek. I love Daniel and Andre. Congratulations gentlemen!
Congratulations also to Rachel and Arty who picked this team as the winner from the start. I didn't get any points this week that's for sure!
Didn't Diana look adorable in her gray pleated skirt? I loved her attitude in the exit interview too. She sees this as a great learning opportunity. She is still determined to make this her career and she has a ton of fans. Go Diana! Even Marla admits to benefitting from this experience. I doubt she ever expected to win here, but she will take all that she has learned back to her boutique and certainly be a better and more creative designer. We hope....
Of course Nick and Santino were the team to watch. I believe that Nick is everyone's favorite and Santino is the most outrageous. We knew to expect some fun from this team. At the end when the judges were reviewing who had the most votes from the public and who had the least - when they showed Michael Kors' face I had the definite impression that this team was the lowest vote-getter.
It's amazing that even Santino admitted that he didn't see one card with a vote for his window. Not even one. Actually it didn't look like there were many votes in those boxes at all. It was almost like the producers deliberately didn't show the boxes so that we wouldn't realize how few votes there were. Also, these were NOT Banana Republic customers who were voting. They were just passers-by. Maybe one of the ballot boxes was inside the store but at least one was outside.
You can bet that Nick saved Santino. If Santino were paired up with anyone else, this design would have been "out." It was not aesthetically pleasing. In case you weren't keeping track, Santino has now insulted TWO of the judges. Way to go Santino.
On a lighter note, I thought Santino was adorable when he was singing to Andrae. "Lighten up, it's just fashion!" I think this quote has just gained new status - Right up there with "Where the HELL is my chiffon?" and "Don't defend the shoe to me."
Ummmmm.... I think Heidi spent a little extra time in the make-up room this week.
The only disappointment here was that there were only five outfits. I want more!