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Project Runway 4, Episode 6 Unbuttoned: Sugar Rushby Jenn Brasler -- 01/07/2008
Elisa is gone ‘cause her clothes were weird
Oompa loompa doopity doll
Kevin or Rami will win this all.
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Elisa’s elimination was a long time coming. There’s obviously always room in the fashion world for those who are a little… out there, but not so much on Project Runway. The judges are for the most part looking for glamorous, classy, wearable clothing, not wacky, quirky designs like the ones Elisa tends to go for. I think she was cast because she’s different from the typical designers on the show, and because she brought some life to the competition. But she never had a chance of winning. (And it was clear to me when they showed interviews of her talking about her personal life.)
Unfortunately, I don’t think Sweet P has a chance of winning either. She is barely hanging in there in the competition. She’s been in the bottom 3 three times - in the Tiki Barber menswear challenge and in the dead-fashion-trend challenge (though that was because of Chris and Steven), and in this most recent challenge - and the only time she was in the top three was the week she was paired with Elisa. She often has trouble completing her designs on time, and even when she does, they’re either not to the judges’ liking or they’re unmemorable. I really like her, but I’m afraid she’s not cut out for this.
My pick for the win right now is either Rami or Kevin. They’ve been pretty consistent in the competition and are constantly praised for their outfits. Rami has been in the top 3 three times (winning twice), and Kevin has been in the top three every week except one, which is incredibly impressive. They are the best at giving the judges what they’re looking for but also making sure their outfits show their own personalities. They listen to what the challenges are about, and that’s what the designers are supposed to do. I think their styles are also most likely to be popular with the general public, and they both have the best chances of being successful after the show.
Kevin and Chris had my favorite outfits of the week. Chris’ was really cute, and I wouldn’t have known his top contained fabric with words on it if we hadn’t seen what he was making it out of. Kevin’s was nice, and I can’t believe he made it in such little time. He’s really showing the rest of the designers how it’s done. They have an uphill battle against him.
I wonder what the designers do on non-challenge days, like the entire day they had this week between Heidi orchestrating the model choosing and their early wakeup call by Tim. They probably drink. A lot. And maybe make outfits out of curtains. Okay, I have no idea.
Speaking of that early wakeup call, why wasn’t anyone ready? Heidi warned them that they would be woken up at 6 a.m. Not only were they not ready, most of them were actually asleep right before Tim arrived. Did they think Heidi was lying? Poor Tim had to see all the designers in their pajamas. Thought I guess we should be grateful that they were all dressed.
Hey, Jillian? Are you playing Jesus in a production of Godspell? No? Then take off the rainbow suspenders.
I have to mention that I objected to Tim saying that Sweet P’s skirt looked like a coffee filter. Last season Michael made an entire dress out of coffee filters, and it was awesome. So leave the coffee filters out of it, please, Gunn.
It may sound mean, but I have to say I’m actually glad that Victorya landed in the bottom three this week. I think she’s overrated and needed this wakeup call. Many of the designers seem to be skating by because other people’s designs are worse than theirs, but there’s only so long you can stay in the middle without being in either the best group or the worst group (which makes me worried for Kit, who has only really been praised once and has been in the middle group the rest of the time). If you fly under the radar, as Victorya has been doing most of the competition, you’re not going to be eliminated, but you’re also not going to stand out, and the judges aren’t going to think you’re memorable.
Ricky has the same problem as Victorya, in that he’s either been in the bottom group or in the under-the-radar group. However, it looks like from the previews we’re going to see more of him - and by “more of him,” I mean more drama. I hope there are enough tissues in the design room because Ricky’s going to need them. If he’s going to keep crying over every little thing, I’m going to start hoping for his elimination again. As long as he’s in the middle group, the judges will keep overlooking him and he’ll stick around and keep crying. That doesn’t appeal much to me.
Christian threw out perfectly good peanut butter cups. He’s dead to me.
Jenn Brasler is an Associate Editor of Reality News Online and an aspiring writer from Falls Church, Virginia. By day she works for a court reporting firm, and by night she’s a spy for a covert branch of the CIA. You can e-mail her at email@example.com. If anyone knows of a good chocolate river, let her know.
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