Remaining designers on "Project Runway Season 12", Episode 5 in the Meatpacking District
This past week's episode of Lifetime Network's "Project Runway Season 12" dealt with MANY THINGS: it was
A) A Lexus Challenge (even though they didn't necessarily have to use the car as inspiration--go figure)
B) Another Team Challenge (2nd in five weeks);
C) An Unconventional Challenge (third in five weeks);
D) Create a trio of high-end looks;
Plus there was also much Designer Diva/Drama, naturally. Just when you thought the Drama had left the building (Hello Sandro!)...think again darlings...First, the designers met Tim Gunn at the "Gansevoort Plaza" of the Meatpacking District of NYC.
I'm so glad they got all the drunk passerbys who usually surround that area every night off the pavement, just in time to film their early morning "This Is Your Challenge" shoot...
File Under "Not Happy": Team (left to right) Alexandria, Ken and Sue--Episode 5 "Project Runway Season 12"
Guest Judge, Stylist June Ambrose (far left), stylist to Diddy, Jay-Z, Missy Elliot and many others, joined Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum for this episode
The Best of the Runway included:
Atelier Versace Spring 2012
Sue, Here's my Look TV "Basics of Pattern Making 101:
Look TV "Basics of Sewing" Nick Verreos Video:
And here's my "Project Runway Blog" Recap of this Episode and what I REALLY thought of it all:
Unconventionally SewnIn my last "Project Runway" blog recap, I ended with "hope the drama has left the room and now we can get back to the FASHION"... Well, I got 50% of my wish. Last week, we had the celebratory episode involving the designers creating looks inspired by bow ties and Bradon's heartwarming-and tear inducing marriage proposal. Also, Sandro "The Drama Diva" left, punched a camera and POOF: no one is out. Now is a new week and a new challenge. And yes, new DIVA Drama...
Bridge and Meatpacking Tunnel
Miss Heidi greets the designers by telling them that they are to meet Tim (and a guest) in the UBER hip (still?) Meatpacking District of NYC. Cut to the Gansevoort Plaza. PS: I had no idea that's what it was called—I just thought it was the place where drunk "Bridge and Tunnel" couples stumbled along the cobblestone streets. Tim Gunn is there with several shiny new Lexus automobiles. He's with Brian Bolain, Corporate Manager for Lexus.
And You Must Solve a Crossword Puzzle Too!
Oh yes, it's another "Brand" challenge. As it turns out, it's not only that but...
A) It's also a Team Challenge (the designers are put in teams of three).
B) It's an Unconventional Challenge (The third in 5 episodes! What is this, the "Unconventional Season"?). The designers will not be going to Mood but instead, get their materials from an antique wallpaper store, a specialty food store, or a home goods/party store.
C) The designers must design a mini-collection of high-end looks.
D) Be inspired by the Lexus automobiles...or not.
E) They have a $1500 suggested budget.
F) Have only one day to do it.
G) And they must do all the above PLUS solve a Crossword Puzzle involving World Politics...OK, not this last one, but I wouldn't have been surprised if they did!
Driving Miss Sue
Teams are announced and they are Jeremy, Karen, Kate; Alexander, Bradon and Miranda; Dom, Helen, Justin; and Alexandria, Ken and Sue. The last one being the most contentious from the start: Ken is not happy...
Click HERE to Continue Reading my RECAP on the "Project Runway Blog" on MYLifetime.com