Project Runway will launch its 10th season tomorrow, not counting the recently All Star season. We've been watching designers "Make It Work" with unconventional challenges, red-carpet face-offs, team meltdowns, terrible mistakes and even worse runway shows. We've had winners we love (Seth Aaron! Christian Siriano!) and those loathe (ugh, Gretchen). We've seen justice served in the All Star season. We've taken in tons of Tim's advice and Michael Kors' quips. Nina has questioned many a taste level and Heidi's bidden auf wiedersehen to many designers or many varied talents.
However, the last few season have failed to quite live up to the early years. Will you be watching this tenth turn around the runway? Or are you done trying to make it work?
One of my college roommates sent me a book called You Can Wear It Again: A Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses by Meg Mateo Ilasco. I must admit I uttered those words to my bridesmaids. The best burgundy fabric we could find was a butterfly brocade, so we ended up making Chinese-style tops (no strapless, backless bra required) and gold skirts. My roommate (on the right) actually wore the top until the zipper died, so maybe I wasn't quite as delusional at these other brides.
The pictures in "You Can Wear It Again" can be a whole lot of fun with a gabby group of girl friends. I plan to cover the pictures in snarky post-it notes and pass it to becca (who will not make me wear satin polka dots and a floppy hat) to do the same. When it makes its way through all our friends, we'll have a great collection of comments.
Just click with you want a better view of these horrors committed to fabric and friendship. Note to brides: It is unfair to make your sisters, cousins, and b…
Who: Betsey Johnson What it made us think of: If the Village People, drag queens, lingerie models and party girls raced the Tour de France on acid What we liked: Jackets, socks, classic Betsey Frocks, bright belts, ribcage romper (as a shirt, not a romper--are you listening, buyers?), black & white, oxford shoes, yellow, long dresses, car & gun prints on frilly dresses What we didn't: "Ride Me" Necklaces (lets hope that's not all we're getting for spring), bare midriffs, mostly sheer dresses Who: Suno What it made us think of: How we might still dress if our mothers hadn't insisted we match when heading off to school What we liked: shoes, prints, swimsuits, sundresses What we didn't: jumpsuits, pants that looks like clowns pajamas Who: L.A.M.B. What it made us think of: Vintage Gwen What we liked: Bold prints, fun separates, dresses, pants, jackets, bags What we didn't: bare midriffs, peek-a-boo belly button tops, 90s crop tanks Image source: style.…
Why We Love It: Winter. Blarg. It snowed yesterday. It will probably snow today. I'm so done. I want to wear pretty shirts and not freeze to death. These skirts from Sandee Royalty make me think of spring, and anything that makes me thing of spring is super happy right now.