Let's talk frankly about Project Runway (aka, the only reality show I like, yet still acknowledge is very much a reality show).

I'll catch up on past seasons and designers and whatever's going on now.

Expect some lengthy season retrospectives, some huge composite designs, some judgement about certain episodes, and some embarrassing gushing of things I love.

And I'll even try to be funny!

A Note: I usually don't watch recent episodes until Saturday or Sunday due to my rl schedule.

 

fyeahindigenousfashion:

stridercat:

zillybooradley:

fuckyeahladies-fictionalandreal:

You know what’s not fucking cool? Cultural appropriation.
You know what is fucking cool? Buying clothing inspired by a culture that is designed by the people of that culture.
Think Native styles are cool? Here, let introduce you to Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo. She is a Native woman who designs amazing clothes inspired by her heritage. She knows what from her culture is appropriate for mass-production and what is meant to be sacred, hand-made, or inherited. When you buy her clothes (available at her store Waterlily), or any Native person’s products, you’re giving your money directly to the cultures you claim to respect and admire. When you buy bullshit knockoffs from American Eagle, however, you’re being an asshole.
And seriously though look at her clothes they’re fucking amazing this woman is crazy-talented. 


she’s also having a kickstarter to help start a company, so it would be super cool if people could chip in even a little bit to help her!

Here’s some news for our readers! Please support one of our indigenous style icons, Patricia Michaels!

fyeahindigenousfashion:

stridercat:

zillybooradley:

fuckyeahladies-fictionalandreal:

You know what’s not fucking cool? Cultural appropriation.

You know what is fucking cool? Buying clothing inspired by a culture that is designed by the people of that culture.

Think Native styles are cool? Here, let introduce you to Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo. She is a Native woman who designs amazing clothes inspired by her heritage. She knows what from her culture is appropriate for mass-production and what is meant to be sacred, hand-made, or inherited. When you buy her clothes (available at her store Waterlily), or any Native person’s products, you’re giving your money directly to the cultures you claim to respect and admire. When you buy bullshit knockoffs from American Eagle, however, you’re being an asshole.

And seriously though look at her clothes they’re fucking amazing this woman is crazy-talented. 

she’s also having a kickstarter to help start a company, so it would be super cool if people could chip in even a little bit to help her!

Here’s some news for our readers! Please support one of our indigenous style icons, Patricia Michaels!

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I apologize for the lack of updates and the fact that I won’t be able to watch tonight episode for a couple more days. I just moved and the apartment doesn’t have power yet. In fact I have no idea when I will have power, or internet for that matter, because the power company and my landlord are being poopybutts. That’s right, I went there. They are all poopybutts.

reading-while-running asked
I can tell you too are frustrated about all five designers making collections for fashion week. Even if they all aren't showing, it makes it seem less special. It used to be that there were three designers in fashion week and that's it. No messing around. Personally I want Dom, Helen, and Bradon to show at fashion week, but I wouldn't mind Justin showing either. What do you think about Alexandria? Should she have been out already?

She’s made some looks that I really like, but there were a lot of looks by her that I thought should have been in the bottom that were safe. Last week was a pretty obvious one, but there have been more. And there have been plenty of times that she’s been in the bottom that she was found safe. I’m not sure if there’s a specific look from her that I think obviously should have been eliminated over the actual eliminated look, but given the inconsistency I really don’t think she’s ready for Fashion Week. I guess I can only hope that judges see that when it comes time for pre-judging the collections.

Five?! FIVE??!!

5???????????????

Come on.

FIIIIIIVVVVVEEEE!!!!!!!!

EDIT: I guess we can disregard that whole “tell me who you want to go before we know for sure” post I made huh. Damn man, all five? I know they’re not all gonna compete, but seriously, remember when them allowing four people forward was a big deal?

Well if anyone is curious the answers I got were for Bradon, Dom, and Justin (my personal favs as well), and for Helen above everyone else. I gotta say, I do really love Helen too. This really might have been the best last challenge the show’s ever had, so I can see why the judges struggled so much.

Hmmmm. I’m gonna say Helen should go for being pretty but underwhelming. And if they’re cutting to three Alexandria should go because I think the transformative work wasn’t that transformative and was pretty derivative.

Ok we’ve got less than hour before we’ll know for sure. So everyone tell me who they want to go to fashion week.

I just noticed all the project runway gingers are gone. Bradon has a reddish beard, I guess, but we lost Karen weeks ago, and Kate and Alexander went last week. So sad.

Anonymous asked
Hey, just a thought here, but, haven't you noticed that anything that Ya wears gets top marks? Even those fugly poopy pants Alexandria made... I mean, could it be that the judges are subconsciously influenced by how clothes look on a railway-thin model instead of how good they actually are?

Hmmm. I hadn’t noticed that about Ya, but I just looked back and she has somewhat consistently modeled looks that are in the top. Designers do talk all the time about how they care about how the models walk, because the attitude and movement can definitely affect judges’ opinions, so maybe there is some connection.

It could be that Ya has the kind of powerful presence that makes people just really admire her, and that admiration makes even terrible clothes look wearable. But looking at the clothes she’s modeled, even in still photographs I really like most of them. I don’t want to go all the way back, but here are some of the looks that got the highest marks.

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The only one I’m not a huge fan of are the drop crotch pants. I know they all look great on her, but I’m not convinced another model wouldn’t have made the outfits look similarly good. She could be a great muse and brings out the best of the designers.