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‘Project Runway’ Recap: Designers Make Dresses From Flowers

Fri, February 15, 2013 10:40am EDT by 2 Comments
Project Runway Recap
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Designer and former ‘Runway’ contestant Michael Costello talks us through the latest episode in his latest recap. Read on to find out what happens in the always anticipated unconventional challenge!

On this week’s episode it’s everyone’s favorite challenge: the “unconventional” challenge. Just guess where the designers will be sourcing materials? At a flower shop. Yup, that’s right —  a flower shop! Designers seem a little worried especially Amanda: she didn’t even have flowers at her wedding! I guess Barbie isn’t as girly as we thought, but I have to admit I am curious to see what she can do. Along with the flowers, designers learn that there is something more to the challenge! Heidi Klum tells them they will also get materials from the hardware store, so it will be a 2 in 1 challenge with flowers and hardware.

Project Runway: Glade Candles Inspire 2-In-1 Unconventional Challenge

Still trying to figure out how this ties in the Glade candles and scents. I would have loved a challenge inspired by melting wax — it could have been fun.

Each team is creating 6 looks. Due to the unfortunate events of the Dream Team, they get to choose two people from Team Keeping It Real to join their team. They choose Stanley and Layana. Layana is flattered but you can tell she is worried about joining Dream Team. I would be too, with their track record!

Now team Keeping It Real gets to choose one person from Dream Team. The team immediately chooses Michelle who does NOT, I repeat NOT, want to work with Patricia. It seems like she really has something against Patricia. I love Patricia and all that she brings to the table, it’s so sad we see a quick shot of Michelle saying she doesn’t like Patricia or wants to be in a team with her and then we see split screen of sweet Patricia saying she likes Michelle! So sad.

Stanley immediately takes the leadership role on the Dream Team and thinks of the theme 1950’s Dior for his team. I love there concept. Both teams come up with some cool ideas, so let’s see who executes better.

Michelle and Richard’s blind dress isn’t turning out how they thought it would but thank god the light bulb turns on for them to get going. Let’s just hope Michelle won’t always be on a losing team. Samantha is struggling with her very intricate dress. It looks like it could be beautiful — does any one remember Andre Gonzalo‘s moss dress??? He set himself up for a disaster, come on Amanda! Know your Runway! But wait, there is nothing to see yet. She needs to hustle and get this done and make it happen! On Team Keeping It Real Amanda’s moss dress is a hot grassy mess. It looks like someone put adhesive all over a dress and rolled down a hill. I wouldn’t even let my lawn mower next to it! Or maybe I would, hmmm…

Tim is worried about the cohesion of team Keeping It Real’s collection, but the team thinks of a decades theme, each look has a different decade. I hope both teams can pull this one together.

Project Runway: On The Runway

The guest judges are the “Man Repeller” herself and Bette Midler. I am so excited, Man Repeller is one of my favorite bloggers! I just have to say I was not so thrilled with her outfit or her personal style — sorry, Man Repeller, but it’s Project Runway and you looked like you were ready to eat a bowl of ice cream on a sofa someplace about to watch Beaches and cry your self to sleep! Okay, that’s a little harsh. Huge Beaches fan though. Are you all not thrilled to see the Devine miss M? Wow what great guest judge, Bette Midler is amazing! I would have traded my All Star title just to be on Season 11 and have the chance to meet her!

Both team’s collections looked great but Dream Team’s definitely looked more cohesive, I was so impressed. It’s about time!

Project Runway: Who’s In And Who’s Out?

This week things are different, there is no losing team! Just a winning team and a second place team. It happened, Dream Team FINALLY WON!!! They must have all felt like Lebron James after he won his first championship last year. Took long enough.

Unfortunately someone from team Keeping It Real still has to go home. Poor Amanda, the Barbie herself got thrown under the bus by all her teammates talking about her being the weakest link. Leave the girl alone.
The winner of the challenge is Samantha! I am so glad we are seeing her talent and designs shine in this competition. I thought her dress was beautiful and I can’t wait to see more! I really thought Layanna had this one  — I can’t lie it was a fantastic dress .

For the losing team it comes down to the geeky kid Joe and Barbie. Who leaves? The geeky kid who designed the oversized “coat” that no one understood but I happen to love?! I want to wear it now! Or Barbie who got picked out as the weakest link on her team? Unfortunately Joe is out I adore Joe’s positivity and how sweet he is. I wish him the best! I have to bring up Cindy for a minute and wonder because of the funeral home she and her husband own I can’t stop to think if she gets inspiration from the arrangements she must see on a daily basis ? What would Cindy have made ? Okay kids, tune in next week.

–Michael Costello

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