It’s been a while since I’ve done a Project Runway post but last night’s episode was all about KIDS! And it was awful. Let’s talk.
Now I know not everyone is like that. But the advice Heidi gave the designers made me cringe! They were making some cute/decent things in the work room. But then Heidi turned up her nose at them saying things like, a mom wants to feel like she’s getting her money’s worth out of a design, so amp it up. What? Good design doesn’t mean splatter it with fabric flowers….or embellish a sequins monster face on the back just so someone feels like they’re getting a good trade. Again, all my opinion. But I could tell the designers weren’t going with their gut instincts because Heidi lead them to think that all moms want gooey stuff. Ugh. No gracias.As the judges critqued, I felt like the one person in the room who couldn’t see the emperor’s clothes.
Chris’s flowery dress looked very Ross or TJ Maxx (not that that’s bad. I shop there! The dress just looked cheap and way overdone for my taste). Elena’s jacket was actually cute but she ruined it with a bunch of embroidery flowers on the back. Dimitri’s kid looked like Super Mario. Melissa’s vest was cute till she monsterized it (and I’m not anti monsters. They can be done in a cute way). Fabio’s look was so-so. And Sanjia’s suit was the clear winner (though these runway photos don’t show it off very well).
But the icing on the episode was Heidi’s idea to give all the designers fake babies….those dolls that cry every so often till you give them a fake bottle, or hold them, etc. You know, like real babies. Haah. It was SO obnoxious. As a mom who lives that life, I couldn’t stand the constant crying in the work room. This was my evening to escape from kids!I also have no idea how it was helping the designers to understand children’s clothing. They weren’t designing for infants. It was a pure nuisance. Though the best line of the night came from Christopher, “Now I know why Judy went off the deep end with Liza.”
Life is better somewhere over the rainbow, indeed.
But back to clothes….
I just love kids clothes and they made some really lame stuff.
These blogging ladies are stealing the show.
I’m done ranting.
What did you think?