Monday, September 29, 2014
Tim Gunn and Luis Casco, Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist--Episode 10 "Project Runway"
On last week's "Project Runway" on Lifetime, it was time for another sponsor to get the spotlight. This time it was the Official Makeup Sponsor for Season 13, Mary Kay. Tim Gunn and Luis Casco, Mary Kay Global Artist, introduced the "Mary Kay Challenge" to the remaining designers.
Designer Alexander Knox and a random young woman not wanting to participate--Episode 10 "Project Runway"
As it is with any show like this--in the event that something like this occurs--smart producers make sure to have "plants" (people who have been previously cleared to be OK to be part of this). And this seems what might have happened since suddenly, as if by "magic", the designers found willing victims--I mean, participants for the Makeover Challenge:
Designer Kini Zamora and his muse, on a bench in Washington Square Park NYC--Episode 10 "Project Runway"
Back in the Workroom...
The Ugliest Thing Tim Gunn Has Ever Seen...
Butt Ugly: While doing his check-in's he admitted to 22 year-old still-in-school Alexander Knox, that his creation was "One of the most HIDEOUS garments" he'd ever witnessed in his entire existence. Ouch. It was a mess. My favorite part, besides hearing Tim say "It's butt ugly!", is Char's reaction when listening in to what Tim was telling poor Alexander:
OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!! No He Didn't.
Judges: (L to R) TV Host and Model Asha Leo (who?), actress Michelle Monaghan, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum--Episode 10 "Project Runway"
Thierry Mugler designs, circa early 1990's
Her muse, by the way, mentioned that she really liked Thierry Mugler and Emily mentioned that this was a bit of an influence on the design. To be honest, I didn't see Thierry Mugler but instead, I thought it was more...
Christian Lacroix: Viva España!
Kini did a very good job here with this denim ensemble for his muse. She wanted to go out on a Date Night. I thought she looked older (in a good way), mature, and more dot.com entrepreneur as opposed to bedraggled and broke college student.
The Uh Oh:
Guess Who Went Home?
Here's my RECAP for this past week's "Project Runway" Episode 10: Mary Kay Challenge...LOTS to discuss:
Season 13, Episode 10: Second Saves and Mary Kay Makeovers
This week’s episode begins with a quick, yet telling, intro: TWO clips from the previous week’s challenge showing Still-in-Design-School Hipster Boy Alexander. I thought this was odd considering the fact that he was barely a blip in last week’s challenge. Then, I surmised: “Uh Oh! He’s going OUT this week!” Yes, kids, I’ve become a bit too savvy even for the “Project Runway” editors. Time for this week’s recap including my two cents on what I think of Char’s zipper snafu drama plus much more.
In addition to the clips of Alexander, the intro is highlighting two other things. First, the designers are discussing NY Fashion Week, since they all know by now (in terms of numbers) that they will be showing their collections, whether as a decoy or a finalist; and secondly, they're all talking about winning the show. The designers meet up with Tim Gunn and Luis Lasco, Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist (gotta love those titles). Luis discusses that the Mary Kay brand stands for "Discover What You Love" and that it’s about helping women discover both their inner and outer beauty. With that, Tim announces that it’s the Mary Kay Challenge: to create a makeover look for randomly selected muses. He tells the designers that they are going to Washington Square Park and have only 30 minutes to find their models/muses. They are also getting an additional 30 minutes to chat/take their measurements and $200 for materials. Best of all, it’s a two-day challenge.
Once they get to Washington Square Park, the designers...
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