Saturday, February 02, 2013
SPiN-a-LICIOUS--A Photo Recap...
What Does Ping Pong...
On this week's second episode and challenge of Season 11 Project Runway--the designers and their respective teams--Dream Team and Team Keeping It Real, went to SPiN New York, a ping pong "social club".
SPiN New York
Project Runway Season 11 designers gather at SPiN New York to get their Challenge
In case you've been living under a "Nightlife" rock (I have!), I guess ping pong social clubs are the hottest thing since over-priced tapas and mini-sliders substituting actual real dinner plates. Somehow, Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon owns this ping pong social club--SPiN.
Special Guest Judge: Actress Susan Sarandon--Project Runway Season 11
Which leads me to my second enlightening moment while watching the episode: I didn't know Ms. Sarandon loved ping pong. But I digress...The Challenge this week was to design 4 looks/uniforms for the servers and "ball boys" of SPiN New York. So, let's see the Best and Not-So-Much:
On top, Team Keeping It Real--Project Runway Season 11
On the bottom, Dream Team--Project Runway Season 11
The Ball Boys:
Boxers--a gay NYC Sportsbar, but for SPiN? Not so mucheey. And the pants were kind of tacky--they looked like Karate pants with a bunch of lettering on them.
Susan: This is a SKORT, darling...
But the skort was a great idea. The whole Susan Sarandon "I Have NOOOO idea what a skort was??" interaction was priceless. As I say in my MyLifetime.com Project Runway Blog Recap (below at end of this post): "Bless Her Heart".
It was better suited for the waitstaff at Señor Frog's in Cabo
With all that as an Intro...now, it's time to read my FULL RECAP of this episode of Project Runway Season 11:
A Runway SPiN-Off
Now that the "Team Twist" novelty has worn off and the "Oh No, Not Teams!" shrieks have subsided, reality is setting in. One of the designers who was at the bottom last week—"Funeral Director Cindy"—feels like her team may see her as the weakest link, even though you could tell she doesn’t quite understand why. PS: did she see what she created? It always strikes me as both naïve and unrealistic when I hear some of these designers and their self-assessment of where they think they are on the "Project Runway" contestant totem pole within a season.
Ball Happy Heidi
Back at Parsons, Heidi greets the teams, congratulating them for "making it." All I want a say is, "GURL, they’ve only had ONE CHALLENGE; simmer down on the effusive words; let them get through FIVE more without beating each other up and then we’ll talk." Heidi tells them they are to meet Tim at 23rd and Park Avenue.
Ping Pong Couture
The designers arrive at SPiN NYC, a Ping Pong Social Club owned by actress Susan Sarandon. A) I had no idea there was such a thing; I am so LATE on what's HOT in the NYC night scene. B) I had no idea Susan Sarandon loved ping pong. Tim gives them their Challenge: to create five uniforms for the club—three female server outfits and one for a "ball boy"—the boy who gathers the ping pong balls from the floor. That may not be quite how my friends...
To continue reading my RECAP, Click HERE !