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Good riddance to Victorya, I say. Her designs were never all that unique, and if I had to hear her talk about how she’s a very competitive person anymore, bodily harm might have been involved.
Her design last night was fug in a big way, and completely uninspired/uninspiring. Plus, she used a nude version of these blah Dais pumps from Stuart Weitzman.
I’m glad we’re done with that.
In other PR shoe news, we saw yet another use of the Patron Shoe of Project Runway 4 (the asymmetrical Versace mary-jane, which now seems to be gone from Bluefly… perhaps sold out with the aid of repeat viewings on PR) with this trench from Jillian, which was almost great, but then lost something in the execution.
Ricky’s winning outfit (which wasn’t my fave, I must admit–nice, but nothing fantastic) made good use of these wicked and excellent boots, which from the red soles, would seem to be Louboutins, but are hiding out there somewhere. Kit used them for the Hershey challenge, too, with an outfit I loved.
Rami went for the clunky Balenciaga nude sandals that went with his and Sweet P’s ready-to-wear outfit from last week. I think the sandals looked much better with the rougher, brass-button-enhanced look of the denim than they did with the floaty dress from last week. I’ve got to say that this outfit was gorgeous, and for me, either this look or The Whiner’s motorcycle-style one would have been crowned winner.
Sweet P brought these jeweled t-strap sandals back, which we first saw way back in the first episode on Carmen’s model. But do they show up on Bluefly? Seemingly not. They’re jeweled enough to come from Guiseppe Zanotti, but who knows.
We’re getting down into the final stretch on PR here. To paraphrase Heidi Klum, “Remember, shoes, this is a competition for you as well. The shoe paired with the winning designer will win a spread in Elle magazine.” OK, well, maybe not. But certainly a lot of popularity. I’m betting on those Versace’s taking the prize.
posted by: jitterbugbaby in Balenciaga Shoes
Farewell, Kit. I will miss your edgy, fun style. I will miss that you were the first one this season to use the shoes that I now officially nominate as The Patron Shoe of Project Runway 4: these asymmetrical Versace pumps.
They’ve been used 3 times now, that I can figure. First in Kit’s episode 1 outfit, then in Rami’s episode 6 outfit, and last night in Victorya and Jillian’s ready-to-wear look.
Long live the asymmetrical Versace mary-jane.
And what did other designers use last night? Well, sadly, we can’t see much of the footwear for the avant-garde outfits, which is a shame, because I’d really like to know what shoes were chosen to go with this fabulous dress from Chris and Christian. I can’t stand the little whiner, but I can’t call this dress anything but incredible.
Much as this dress is gorgeous and amazing and so well made, I have to say that I was partial to Victorya and Jillian’s look over this one. It was so beautifully made, so high fashion, and fitting into that English punk aesthetic that I love and adore.
It reminded me a lot of one display from The Met’s Anglomania 2006 exhibition that looked at traditional English fashions (in this particular case, hunting clothes) and the way they were appropriated by more transgressive designers like Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano.
Shoe-wise, those could be plenty of boots, but these Kenneth Cole “That’s the Point” boots are a good contender.
In other shoe news from last night’s ep, Sweet P and Rami may not have wowed the judges with their avant-garde look (which I agree was nice, but not out there enough), but their ready-to-wear dress was adorable. And these Balenciaga sandals (which look like they’re distant cousins to the Lego shoes), while not all that attractive in my opinion, tied the two outfits together well in terms of color.
My favorite shoes were the ones that went along with Chris and Christian’s ready-to-wear outfit, but I can’t seem to find them on Bluefly. Anyone want to hunt them down?
So, this week, the designers had to make a prom dress for the high school girl who picked them. There were some great things up there, and some awful things up there, but mostly things that were neither great nor awful.
Whiny bitch Christian made this dress, which didn’t satisfy him or Maddie, his client. Then he blamed it all on her being picky. Suck it up, baby. You’re the designer. (Can you tell I don’t like Christian?) The dress was over-the-top and the Dolce & Gabbana pony hair leopard print pumps were, too. Maybe they’d be all right with an all black outfit or something more demure, but with this dress, they were way too costumey.
On the other hand, Chris (the King of Costumey) made this very nice dress for his client, Krista. Tasteful, stylish, prom-appropriate, and a great color on her. I couldn’t find the exact shoes on Bluefly, but any number of strappy silver sandals would look lovely with this dress (which has silver buckles on the back that are very subtle and glitzy). Might I suggest these “Ice Rink” sandals from Stuart Weitzman, which are delicate and neat-looking. If you like them, by the way, and you wear a 10 or 10.5, they’re on sale for only $130.
Likewise, I didn’t see the silver sandals Tizi wore with Kevin’s uninspired (and ultimately losing) dress. But these Ferragamo “Strike” sandals have a similar (and I think somewhat funkier) feel.
Overall, I was sort of underwhelmed. Nothing was really egregiously ugly (except for Christian’s), but I wasn’t blown away by anything either. Oh well. There’s always next week.
So, I’ve waited almost an entire week to write about the shoes from last week’s Project Runway episode. So sue me. Better late than never, right? And there were some good ones, too.
Rami’s well-deserved winning outfit was not only fantastic, but also accessorized with these Versace pumps, which were also used with Kit’s outfit from the first episode, which are demure but hyper stylish. They don’t fight with this kitschy dress, but they’re sleek and chic enough to hold their own.
Chris refrained from making an overly costume-y confection out of the confections with this smart, artistic dress, which went nicely with Gucci’s Ebony gladiator-like platform sandals.
Victorya’s outfit plain old sucked, if you ask me. In fact, the only thing I liked about it was the shoes, which are these pretty, beachy Hermes Kristal sandals.
Likewise with Sweet P’s outfit. Well, no, that’s not quite right. The outfit was boring (in fact, I liked her initial idea very much, but she scrapped it), and the shoes were fine, but a little bit blah with that boring dress. I wish she’d gone with something a little snazzier in a bright color, but instead she stuck with these Stuart Weitzman Bellisima thongs. I say *yawn,* Silvery sparkly *yawn.*
Let’s see what they all come up with for tomorrow’s new episode. I can’t wait!
Knowing that these shoes are there to be found on Bluefly is just irresistible to me. So, here’s another installment of Project Runway 4 Shoe Scouting.
In that same group, Victorya’s model this week looks like she was wearing these satin Linnie wedges by Delman, a classy choice if you ask me.
Steven’s dancewear inspired outfit was paired up (nicely, I thought) with these Leopoldo Giordano wedge Maryjanes.
The zoot suit/fringe/pleather group had the best shoes, I thought, but I wasn’t able to hunt them down on Bluefly. Ah well. There’s always next week.