I've listened to Tim Gunn's podcasts, checked the message boards and watched both episodes. Here are my impressions:
The first show was wonderful. How awesome to finally have a challenge where the designers had an entire week to construct a garment. The results were telling. The labor and thought that went into Nick's garment and Santino's were obvious. Also, Emmitt looked like he put a lot of effort into his, but the fit wasn't right and they dress is altogether unflattering. It's kind of like a reconstruction of a cutwork tablecloth dyed pink. Meanwhile, some of the garments were rather amateurish and It's surprising that these designers even made it to the show.
I like Santino (my hero) and Chloe and Diana. I do not like Zulema. I hope she leaves soon! There's a word for her and it starts with a b - but it's not in my g-rated vocabulary. I was happy to see her humiliated HA HA! I loved Daniel V's video but his designs are not as interesting. Oh, I also like NICK! He's got the combination of great personality and talent that should take him far. Of course I like Marla too - I've got to root for a 51-year-old who's been sewing all of her life and finally got the big break - but her design in the 2nd episode was really really weak. She's got to improve if she wants to stay. We'll see.
My favorite part of the show had to be Andrae's meltdown. It was so awful - and yet kind of fake - I didn't see any actual tears, did you? I loved the way the camera cut to Santino's face.....
I also enjoyed watching Daniel Franco's face. He is completely transparent. So far his designs are rather dark - brighten up Daniel! Everyone is rooting for you! And thanks for leaving your bliss at home.
Please leave me some comments - thanks!
I love Santino's designs but I think he is really full of himself. I agree, Zulema is a bitch, but she will stay far into the show because the producers like the drama.
I choked on my iced tea when she said that teeny tiny model "had a lot of bootie."
I really liked Emmett's design - but I hardly saw it on the show, I ended up getting my first real look at in on the great Bravo web site.
I can't believe how excited I was over the new season starting! Made my otherwise mundane Wednesday evening all-too-thrilling.
As for the contestants, I am already over Santino, talented as though he may be. I think I may be backing Chloe.
We shall see...
Love the blog! I'll definitely be linking to you.
Santino is entertaining but the ego is over the top. He couldn't even accept that Chloe won the second challenge hands down.
Blogging Project Runway...has there been a better idea??
I love Nick Verreos(sp?) style and personality and Santino's talent is undeniable. Chloe is cute and a beautiful clean designer, and the little science girl steals my heart. Oh and Raymundo! They are my immediate favorites, can't wait to get to know them all better.
I'm a straight male, and I think this show is awesome. I write scripts and fiction so it is interesting for me to see the creative process.
No favorite yet, though. Kara Saun was my fave last season.
The designer who is into science has a very physics-heavy knowledge base and I hope she can leverage this into making some awesome designs that thread can't duplicate.
I am so glad finally someone decided to do a Project Runway blog!!!
So far I have a soft spot for daniel-he looks like a little baby bird(esp. with his hair and jet black eyes) when he's on stage and he tries so hard to make good quality pieces.I hope he starts to relize he has time constrants because I think he really is a good designer. I know Santino will be around for the long run- he knows what the judges like and he plans to give it to them. I also really interested in diana because she brings an interesting aspect of technology into her designs (I was so worried for her when her first dress's magents didnt work). I enjoy Nick, both for his skills and his amusing persona. Emmeth strikes me as a very gentleman-like -kind of like Austin from season 1. Zulema is the person I already hate and can't wait for her to get kicked off but fear she'll be sticking around longer then she should.
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