Lipstick Jungle, huh?
Yep, that was the challenge for Project Runway designers last night: design an outfit for Brooke Shields’s character, Wendy, to wear on Lipstick Jungle. I think it’s quite possible that every designer was also required to say the name of the show in every single soundbite, too. Shill, much?
Anyway, the description that was given for the character was that she came from a bohemian background, but is now a high-powered executive, and this was supposed to be a day-to-night outfit.
What did these teams of two do? More importantly (as far as we’re concerned here, that is), what shoes did they use?
The look I’d have handed the win to is the one Heidi loved most: Jerell and Stella’s. And it’s also by far the one with the best shoes. The Nanette Lepore Dotty Dame pumps are ADORABLE and have a perfect balance between grown-up and girly, as expected from the designer.
Who actually got the win? Keith and Kenley, who, admittedly, also made a beautiful dress there. It’s pretty primetime ready. And so are its shoes, the Stuart Weitzman Expump (here in black patent, but also available in black leather).
Middle of the pack were Korto and Joe with their interesting “ethnic” blouse and poorly-fitted strapless dress. And Terri and Suede, with this outfit that, to me, didn’t seem quite right for the office OR for evening. And same goes for the shoe choice, the Charles by Charles David Savior mule that we saw way back in the first episode with Daniel’s plastic-cup dress.
And then we had the travesty that was Kelli and Daniel’s hoochie-mama outfit. Leopard and lace and lingerie are NOT good looks for a classy, sophisticated type. It looks like they used the Charles David Catch sandal, which is nice enough, I suppose. But really, I don’t think there was a way to save that outfit.
If you want to check out other options for “dressing the businesswoman,” Bluefly is doing a spotlight on the peep-toe this week from their Project Runway accessories selection. Ironically, the only one of the above shoes that shoes up on that page is the Nanette Lepore pump, and that one in a different color.