Smells Like A German Supermodel:
Heidi Klum--Season 11 Project Runway "Surprise Me" Episode
Sorry for the delay in posting my "Extended Mix Photo Recap" of the last Project Runway episode but I've been traveling: I just got back from blizzard-happy NYC last Sunday where I was attending the Project Runway NY Fashion Week Finale fashion show, (I'll have a FULL Recap of that coming up!) other NY Fashion Week fashion shows, parties and shooting the look book for my new dress line (more details SOON!). Please forgive me :) Anyhow, let's catch up:
Team Keeping It Real--Season 11 Project Runway
Dream Team--Season 11 Project Runway
On last week's Season 11 Project Runway episode, the Teams--Dream Team and Team Keeping It Real had to design looks for Heidi Klum's new fragrance entitled "Surprise":NIKOLAKI high end designs--first to a taping of the Late Night With Conan O'Brien Show--she wore what I've now dubbed "the Heidi Dress"--a black jersey and leather asymmetrical one shoulder dress that made her look like a FAB Sexy Goddess:
Heidi Klum in NIKOLAKI by Nick Verreos/David Paul--Late Night With Conan O'Brien Show
Heidi also wore one of my designs on Models of the Runway/Project Runway Season 7--it was a white silk jersey Grecian Goddess style one shoulder dress with side draped cowl and black silk duchesse band--it was originally a floor-length gown and her stylist shortened it for her--oh and yes, she was pregnant at the time:
Heidi Klum in NIKOLAKI by Nick Verreos/David Paul--Lifetime Network's Models of the Runway/Project Runway Season 7
So I know a "thing or two" about designing for Heidi--or at the very least, knowing what she might like...
Now let's discuss the "Low Moments":
The High Heidi Notes:
The winning designs--and Heidi Klum--"Surprise" Fragrance/Heidi Klum Challenge, Season 11 Project Runway
And now, here's my MyLifetime.com Project Runway Blog Recap of this Episode. Enjoy--and PLEASE, don't be shy about leaving me YOUR "two cents":
Four Time's a Charm
For the fourth time in 11 seasons, it’s "Heidi Time"...again! In Season 7, the designers had to create a red carpet look for Miss Klum; Season 8 was when the contestants had to create designs for Heidi’s New Balance active wear line; last season (10) had the designers creating outfits for Heidi’s Babies"R"Us line of children's wear.
Smells Like a Gorgeous German Model
As the designers stand in front of pink boxes wrapped in black ribbon and spice-and-fruit baskets, Tim announces that, it's time for another Heidi Klum Challenge. She is launching a new fragrance, entitled "Surprise" and needs outfits to wear for the launch campaign. The challenge for each team is to create six looks for her and she will pick two winning outfits-one for the commercial and one for the launch press event.
Heidi specifies that they should follow the colors of the packaging (pink, black and gold) and the designs should mix femininity with something "hard." It should look good from all angles and be sexy NOT slutty. Sounds easy enough (Well, at least for me). Give me an actress, singer and I know what styles from my collection would work best for them. In terms of Heidi, I’ve been lucky enough to have had her wear not one but two of my designs—in an appearance on the Conan O’Brien show and on Season 7 "Project Runway" while she was preggers—so it was interesting to see what these designers were going to come up with.
Let the Kitten Sweaters Go
Consulting, sketching, Mood shopping and divvying up of duties follow. As it’s become the norm now, some designers take entire outfits individually and some work in twos. I was a bit frightened for Team Keeping It Real's Amanda and Joe since her design aesthetic is more structured while his consists of sweaters with kittens. When questioned on his design direction and warned that it may end up on "What Not To Wear," he said he’d be proud of that. I almost wanted to slap his glasses off his face and yell, "Well darling, THIS IS NOT THAT Challenge!" Luckily, he came to his senses and realized that this was the time to let go of his "Kitten Sweater Designer Ego."
Brazilian Doubts, Matthew Boring and Aussie Crashing
Layana and her partner Kate seem to be going back and forth...
Click HERE to read the rest of my RECAP.