Jitterbugbaby is a bit occupied right now with her move ‘across the pond’. As a result, I am filling in to highlight this weeks episode, and of course, shoes.
Has it been eleven episodes already? Wow, time really does fly.
Kenley angers Suede by stealing Suede’s model. Suede talks in the third person: ‘Suede is going to win this challenge and get his model back’ (Paraphrased).Kenley treats Tim with disrespect, angering hordes of viewers who love the Silver Fox. LL Cool J is the guest judge. Hip Hop Kenley is in the deep end without her floaties.
On to the Challenge. Kenley doesn’t get to use her stolen model, the designers are also the models for the challenge. They must design an outfit for their ‘model’ according to a particular musical style: Rock, Pop, Punk, Country, and Hip Hip.
Trying to remember who’s doing what makes my head hurt.
Quick Chaotic Visual of the fitting Conga Line:
[Project Runway photos all courtesy of Bravotv.com]
Korto’s model is Suede and the theme is Punk Rock. Suede totally sells this look on the runway. Korto wins the challenge with well-made bleach distressed jeans and chain-detailed top. Korto was right-on for this challenge; this outfit would sell like crazy if it were on display at Hot Topic.
As for the shoes, they appeared to be black leather and nylon tennis-shoes. Since Korto bleached these as well in order to match the jeans, you need to find a comfortable pair of black tennies and channel your inner craft-guru to get this look.
Jerell’s model is Kenley and the theme is Pop Music. Jerell does a respectable job of making Kenley over into Brunette Brittany. The judges love the mesh inserts and spangly attached bra (which I find distracting since the sparkly inserts look unintentionally asymmetrical to me). However, the judges do not love it enough to outscore Korto’s winning look.
Kenley is wearing a metallic knee-high boot that appears to be the Stuart Weitzman ‘Crushable’ Tall boot but could also be the Charles Nolan ‘Tara’ Wedge boot; both are currently available at Bluefly.
Leanne’s model is Korto and the theme is Country-Western. This is a play it safe outfit that luckily did just that. Happily, none of the judges seemed to notice the Wonder Woman vibe from the gold chevron hip-yoke on this otherwise simple skirt. Hey, Leanne, I’m expecting you to step up and win this thing; I know you have the skill to own this competition.
Korto’s footwear is almost impossible to see. It is most likely a simple low-heeled knee-boot. So, instead I am offering here a few footwear options by Prada that fulfill the Western sensibility of this challenge and are currently available at Bluefly.com: a brown floral detailed pump, a cocoa floral pump with ankle strap, and a bronze western-wingtip pump.
Kenley’s model is Leanne and the theme is Hip Hop. Leanne is painful to watch on the runway. This outfit is so off the mark and poorly fitted that many viewers are crying ‘Suede was Robbed’. Kenley is a one-trick pony who will probably do well designing for the niche retro-swing crowd. Yes, she has a chance to make it to the final three, but only if Jerell really messes up.
Leanne is wearing the popular Prada cut-out ankle-cuff fairy boot that we have seen used in several other challenges this season; still available at Bluefly.
Suede’s model is Jerell and the theme is Rock and Roll. Apparently his history of time ‘at the bottom’ combined with an outfit the judges found boring, led to his being Auf’d. Both he and Kenley are overdue. Maybe the judges tossed a coin? Bye Bye Suede.
Two episodes plus the fan favorite episode left to go. Time to check the cupboard and make sure the popcorn is all stocked up.