Heidi on the (Feb) issue of In Style has her in white on white. Guess that's the difference between In Style & Marie Claire.. ;) j/k
boys, I don't know how you do it with all the bloggin' you've been up to of late!Amy's look might have worked if she'd gotten the SPRING concept - a different color scheme might have worked but not that print.Jay, yeah, twas bridal, with a touch of the draperies thrown in. Again, did he not get the brief?Maya - fug describes it exactly.And Seth, well, the look is something could see on Frau Seal, but again -what part of that look says SPRING?how hard is it for these folks to follow directions?srq
Seth Aaron's in a different color would have been a contender.
Amy's print and the folds of the handkerchief skirt are so busy I don't know where the hell to look.Jay's is lovely and I appreciate it even more now that I see the details. But I don't see Heidi in it at all.Maya, oh, me, oh, my-o. You showed such promise. And then this. Bad design (WHAT made her think that insert belonged there??), amateur execution. What happened?I could see Heidi in Seth's, absolutely. If he'd chosen a spring-y color, I think it might'a been a contenduh.
I second TLo's emotion..I actually don't remember two of these dresses going down the runway. Hate Amy's look. Handkerchief hems are hideous.Liked Jay's but the bodice looked like it was too big and he took it in too much in the middle.Maya's doesn't deserve words.Seth's left me speechless it was so un-spring, un-Heidi and un-covery.
I thought Seth's suit was well made and gorgeous, but not right for a spring cover. Jay's screamed bridal to me and Amy's was just a huge WTF.Maya's was horrible. The seams on the front are terribly sewn. It looks unfinished.
Loving some of the accessories here. Did you boys do the Bluefly commentary for last week? If so I must've missed it... darn!
They all went the wrong direction on the color choice!!...butJay's has the highest bid on the PR auction site. It's already at $510.00...WOWhttp://projectrunway.auction.seenon.com/viewcat.php?category=206
I really want a jacket with those sleeves and that bodice but Seth Aaron sort of blew the dismount on the back hem.Amy's was really too much- it looked like an homage to Stevie Nicks.Jay's was bridal, and freshly so: so rarely see something both darling and daring in white.Maya's was anatomically incorrect.
I give Seth Aaron props for doing a pretty complex outfit. I liked his jacket a lot. The rest of them were no-ops. Boring to boot.
That collar thing on Maya's dress looks like a vagina.
I thought Amy's was most on point, Seth's most well made, and Maya's most fug, indeed.
Wow, after seeing it again, Maya was really lucky that there was so much ass on the runway last week!! That dress is terrible...
I don't mind admitting a small crush on Seth Aaron (despite the fingernails & tats).But I have questions about the jacket for someone who sews:The edges are finished, yet they don't seem to be hemmed, nor does the jacket look lined (you know, where you sew the two fabrics together, then turn them right side out). So how are the edges finished? Next, as good a job as he does, something I can't put my finger on keeps the pieces from looking as sophisticated and upscale as they might. What is it? The lack of a lining? The shape of the collar is a little home-sewy? The fabric????
Did not appreciate Jay's dress. Really, a baby-doll bridal dress? The silhouette is so overdone.
I like Maya's collar & maybe Seth Aaron's in a different color with 3/4 sleeves & maybe Jay's in ...naw, even short & different color wouldn't suit Heidi.Some dumb choices in this bunch.
When Jay kept talking about his garment being "romantic" and so is Heidi... I went?WHEN?Since when does Heidi wear flouncy, romantic dresses?All of them using their washed out beigy/"peach" should've been in the bottom, with only Jesse and Seth Aaron safe.FUCKITY FUCK RIDICULOUS!
amy's was way off the mark for both heidi & the cover of a magazine.jay's would have been cute if it had been short all around, fit right in the boobs & in a color.maya's was too tight & the collar kinda looks like a toilet seat.seth aaron's i actually like. i could see heidi in a suit like that - maybe different fabric. it just doesnt read 'cover of a spring issue'.
Thanks for posting, T Lo. You spoil us!!I saw a recent cover of Town & Country at a doctor's office and the model (forget who it was) was in off white, so there's another one. Now I'm noticing it all the time.Loved Seth Aaron's suit. Not sure it was right for the challenge, but it was killer.Jay's was very pretty and springy. I agree with it being modern bridal, which is what sets it apart from Boo Boo's cliche of a bridesmaid look.Maya's was awful. I liked Amy's very much. The colors were TOTALLY different on my tv. It looked more blue/purple/watercolory. So, thanks again for giving us another look at all these.You guys are making me tired with your output lately! Put your feet up, mix a drink, and order in!!!
...I meant I'm getting tired FOR you. I'm not tired of reading. I could read your posts all day and get nothing done...which I'm pretty damn close to doing as it is!
One hopes that the next episode of PR involves hearing checks for all the designers. Much worried about their hearing health.
Maya's model has labia around her neck.There are many magazines for which this would be an appropriate cover, but Marie Claire is not one of them.
Seth Aaron's look, looked like it came off a runway show. I would buy that in a milli second if there was a guy version and if I had the money. Seriously, even for marie claire, i thought it killed every outfit.
I loved Seth Aaron's pantsuit, but you're right....it wasn't a cover outfit and nothing about it said "spring". Maya's dress was awful. Jay's was pretty, but I couldn't see Heidi in it. And it was too bridal.
I actually didn't like any of these. It's like they completely ignored the challenge.
Amy - What the fuckity fuck indeed. Wild print, boob growth, hankie hem. Just put a long scarf on her head, lace up booties and be done with it. Stevie would be proud.Jay - I love this. But NOT for Heidi (maybe in a different parallel universe where Heidi likes long, flowy and dainty instead of short, tight and shiny). But it is really beautiful. In terms of fit, maybe if the frakking 12-hour challenges were ditched, we'd see some fit and finishing.Maya - This dress proves the point that Maya needs to stick to designing handbags.Seth Aaron - I LOVE the cut of this suit, but the shiny fabric reads Strawberry or Forever 21. Cheapola. In another color and fabrication, perhaps this could've worked. I've seen Heidi rock a slim cut suit before. She's got the bod for it.One of the things about Marie Claire is that it's not a high fashion mag. It's trying to appeal to the same audience as Glamour, not Vogue or Elle. So as far as choosing a fashion forward garment or something that will make for an editorial cover, you're not going to get that with MC. Not for the cover. I do think that La Nina has brought over a bit of a editorial style to the fashion spreads that were missing before.
I'm in total agreement. A quartet of non-listeners, that's for sure.
I didn't like Amy's busy busy print even without considering that it wouldn't work so well on a cover. Maybe if she'd used some other fabric.Jay... it's a pretty dress and all but it's not at all what was asked for.Maya's... I don't hate it, but it isn't really grabbing me, either. Anyhow, again, really not the right dress for the challenge.Seth Aaron... I love it in general, especially the jacket. For the specific challenge, it's all wrong. If he'd gone with different colours, maybe it would've fit the challenge, though.
"Just plain fug" might be the best entire response to a garment ever.
Am I the lone voice in the wilderness here, or has anyone else noticed: the babydoll dress looks RIDICULOUS on any human female past menarche. The babydolll silhouette makes women look bizarreley childish and pregnant at the same time. It's cluttered, clumsy, visually confusing, unflattering, and awkward on almost everyone, including 6' models with a BMI of 17. AND -- what is even more unforgivable on PR -- IT"S BEEN DONE TO DEATH. IT'S NOT A NEW SILHOUETTE. IT'S NOT INTERESTING. As far as I can tell, the only reason PR contestants keep dong the freaking babydoll silhouette is that it requires so little technical skill. They can hide a myriad of technical errors -- and a total lack of imagination -- in what is basically a big handkerchief hanging from a bra. -victoria.
Jay's was very romantic and lovely except of course the color and most of the impact of the dress is from the waist down!Seth's was beautiful and a testament to his skill. Where was the damn color.I wish Tim had slapped Amy up the side of the head for wasting her immunity like that. The print was way to busy and severe despite great colors. And another boob extension!Frank
I hated Maya's but really liked everyone else's. The fact that Seth Aaron made his within the same time constraints as everyone else is kind of mind-blowing. That being said, his, Amy's, and Jay's were all wrong for the challenge like whoa. I got the feeling that half the designers this week just plain didn't listen to directions.
I liked Seth Aaron's pantsuit, but not for the spring cover. Maybe in an acid green or ice blue??? Gotta be thinking of Heidi's Aryan superwoman coloring... and also spring, spring, spring, not the icy grip of bleak iron gray winter...
Amy's dress had potential, but when dealing with a print like that, you can't go all busy with it. The print might have worked for a magazine cover, but only if the bodice had been sleek and smooth.I really like Jay's dress, but not for Heidi. Maybe he thought she could go in a different direction, but I don't think the style (empire waist) or color would work on her, or a magazine cover.Maya's...wait, what did she do again? I already forgot.I liked Seth Aaron's and would have put it in the top three, but the color wasn't right for spring. Still, I'm impressed that he could do this tailored a look in such a limited amount of time.
I know Seth's wasn't right for the challenge, but I WANT it. I would wear it in spring in a heart beat. However, I'm well aware that my perception of spring/summer wear is not the same as some others. I adore that entire outfit, especially the jacket.
Norita, that's it! Toilet seat! Thank you.You know, I was totally mystified by the failure to have "Heidi" and "Spring" reflected in the results of sooooo many of the contestants. Shape up, people!
I didn't realize how awful Maya's outfit was until I saw these pics! Yikes! The others were very nice.
All I can see in Maya's is vulva necklace.
Amy: PLEASE NO MORE SEX AND THE CITY FLOWER!!!Jay: I love this and I want it for my wedding dress...I'm tempted to bid but I've got two cup sizes on Monique, I think, so i'm hesitating. Anyway, wrong for the challenge.Seth Aaron: Gorgeous and I can't believe he made that so fast. Plus, it's so right for Heidi...remember that pink pantsuit she wore? But the color is so wrong....a yellow dickie does not a spring look make.Maya: so ugly. just really awful. If she is the one to go tomorrow, I will not be sorry!
Seth did have a splash of color at first. Tim talked him out of that red polka dot blouse he was working on for under the jacket. I don't think it would have made a difference in how he placed if he had kept it but his instinct for color was there. I was impressed that he made something so well put together with sleeves and pants in that time frame though I agree it had some flaws.Jay's was a little twee but it did move beautifully.
I only disagree with TLo on the forgettable-ness of this last bunch-- Jay's was absolutely my favorite (although what makes it appealing is also what makes it completely unsuitable for Frau Seal). And Victoria, I don't see how you can argue that babydolls don't flatter anybody with these stunning pictures of Monique right in front of you. If Jay's dress is wrong, I don't want to be right.
@Brooklyn Bomber--it looks like the jacket was not lined at all. The hem is just turned under and top-stitched (I can see threads hanging--a sure sign). Something he probably did because he ran out of time to do anything else. Lots of jackets are un-lined, but they usually have a facing at the hem that makes it look more finished. I like the suit a lot, raggedy hem notwithstanding. It has a great, modern shape. Ice blue would have made it really killer for the cover.
WHAT? No Heidi award--I always look forward to that one. Thanks for the fun.
Maya's was the only one that I thought was really awful. The rest were o.k. for (another damn) one day challenge. Though your criticisms are valid.I think (whoever mentioned it - Brooklyn Bomber, I think) it was the lack of lining that made Seth Aaron's look less than finished. I blame it on the one day challenge. I also thought the fabric was just teetering on the edge of cheap-looking (though, appropriate for Ms. Samuel).
Seth Aaron's suit was beautiful, I would wear the hell out of it. I thought it was the best look of the bunch, but not for a spring cover. That was the one place I thought he went wrong!
Hate hadkerchief hems.Jay's would really make a lovely wedding dress.Love Seth-Aaron suit, and I would also wear it in Spring. Everybody else is apparently living in Hawaii.Maya is bad. I want to like Maya. She's gorgeous, has style, intensity... but really, what was she done so interesting? and in the team challenge Jay was the lead, and I suspect he did play the role.-Don
Is English a second language to these designers?The challenge was for the spring issue. For Hedi to wear. Very dark or very light are not the best choice for a cover...same for a print.Sheesh.The gal from Marie Claire was pretty specific about those points.How hard is that to remember?
I think Seth Aaron's suit would have looked good in a more silvery shade. Then he could have used a light blue dickie, and it would have looked lovely.
TLo, Holy Guacamole, another post!! Do you guys ever sleep these days? Thanks for all the great posts you've been pumping out. I don't know how you do it, but thanks!I loved Seth's and I am astonished that he was able to produce that outfit in such a small amount of time. Kudos to Seth Aaron! Mama Jo
Brooklyn Bomber--It might be that the edges are just turned under and topstitched, but it could also be piping around the edges-- that would be cool looking but would leave a raw edge inside unless the jacket was lined, which he almost certainly didn't have time to do. I'll see if I can find a close up photo and post again if I have more info later.
Btw, you guys should nickname Maya for doing so many big collars, she's done them 3 times out of the 5 episodes.
I just don't understand how so many designers had trouble following directions.-No prints-Eye-catching colors-Interest above the waist-Think of SpringWhy was this so difficult? The mind boggles.
Re Not a Wedding Gown ChallengeI thought this was the perfect getting married on the beach in flip flops wedding gown. And I love Seth Arron's suit. Really amazing in the time allowed. But both were not in the brief, as the Brits say.
Amy's- I like. Not crazy about the paisley fabric. I can see it on a fashion magazine cover, but not does not meet the specifics that the editior gave them. I can't see Heidi wearing it, unless she is pregnant.Jay's- I like it too. And I can also see it on a fashion mag. cover. Just not on this very specific one. Also not for Heidi.Maya's- I like that she continues with the shelf fungi theme (but different from the others) more suitable for Heidi in silhouette. But not really very fresh or interesting . Seth- Regardless of the color, I think it should have been top three. Very suitable for Heidi- tight and shiny. Very Seth Aarron (he didn't loose himself as a designer) and very suitable for a fashion mag cover. Okay it's not a bright color, but it would look good cropped and it has amazing detail. My favorite of the group.
I thought Seth Aaron should've gotten some credit for making PANTS alone. Besides, it does look like something that Heidi would have no trouble wearing.I'm glad that Anthony won, but Seth would've been my top pick.
I LOVED Seth's look. I would buy that in heart beat. It looked so awesome!... but I agree it was wrong for the challenge.
Anonymous on 2/18/10 at 1:01 AM said...Love Seth-Aaron suit, and I would also wear it in Spring. Everybody else is apparently living in Hawaii.I loved the suit! Seth-Aaron's suit is a year round sasonless suit. He should have done a spring color (pink or yellow) blouse and he would have been in the top three.TampaBay
I really like Amy's (aside from the flower thing) but I can see that they probably thought the print wasn't springy enough.
Someone complained about the shininess of Seth Aaron's suit. I see a lot of shiny fanric in Calvin Klein suits.
re: Pinup Dresses' comment:I don't know if anyone has said this yet, but Heidi was actually wearing a peachy-pink dress with spangles on the cover of February's InStyle. The color of the dress almost always matches the color of the magazine title bar.
TampaBay said... Anonymous on 2/18/10 at 1:01 AM said...Love Seth-Aaron suit, and I would also wear it in Spring. Everybody else is apparently living in Hawaii.I loved the suit! Seth-Aaron's suit is a year round sasonless suit. He should have done a spring color (pink or yellow) blouse and he would have been in the top three.TampaBayBut he did do a yollow blouse...
Thanks for the answers, Antonija, Formerly Anon, NYC Cowgirl. I didn't think the hems looked turned under, but what do I know? (Really, not much!)I think another thing that bothers me about the jacket -- as good an entry as I think SA's was -- is the horizontal seam. I never really like that on a jacket. Still, I would have put this in the top 3 over Emilio's, for sure.
all I could think of watching this entire episode was that only Anthony was listening when given the brief. She said "Color!" she said "Don't use prints!" More than half used blah color if any, and when Amy's walked out I was thinking, wow...does no one listen?I'm sure they passed on many a designer that would have. Just sayin'.I did like Seth Aaron's, but for a fall issue, mabye.
Seth Aaron's was very cool, but definitely did not say "Spring" in any way.
You guys are so right on in your critiques. So many of the contestants just didn't listen to the dictates of the challenge.
Seth Aaron! Pants! And sleeves! In 12 hours! Thank you! It's just so refreshing.
Amy: Hate everything about this dress. She worries me when she does stuff like this.Jay: Looks like a toddler got tangled up in the dirty laundry. But it's a gown on a fully grown woman, with a distinctly bridal vibe, and to me that mix of associations is pretty repellent. Maya: Yep. Fug.Seth Aaron: His clothes read as MTV stage gear rather than high fashion. There's nothing wrong with that as long as he finds his target market and is happy with it. He just lacks finesse.You guys must be exhausted.
Loved Jay's and Seth's but they weren't appropriate for the parameters of the challenge.Maya's dress was a reenactment of the moment at birth when one of Heidi's babies poked its head out.
It makes me sad when TLo is (are?) too distracted by other fashion and TV news to do a post with the usual flair. Perhaps you are spreading yourselves too thin with all the other TV shows, mag layout critiques, fashion show posts?
What really drove me crazy about Amy's was the fact that even though they were TOLD "no prints," she decided all on her own -- and said so! -- that "I think prints are just fine for a cover." When you're the editor in chief of a magazine, THEN you can decide what's appropriate! But she's not, and her willful disregard of the instructions just pissed me off. It was bad enough that so many of the designers interpreted "color" to mean "pale, washed-out lack of." But to just completely ignore a clear instruction like that and decide you know better? That's just plain stupid. I agree, listening lessons are clearly in order. And major props to you, TLo, for doing such a great job of keeping up with so much and getting SO many blog entries up in record time. You guys are the best!
LOVED Seth Aaron's design! I wonder why his model didn't take off the jacket to show more of the spring like yellow top?Amy's was nice as well. Jay & Maya FUGLY!
The seth aaron suit and Jay's dress are both gorgeous but wrong for the challenge. Amy's is only ok; she can do better. Maya's is just ugly and unflattering
Thanks for wrapping up that episode...just in time. Also...thanks for keeping it brief. Really not much I can add except I agree. Great job guys!!! :)
i like the "wedding dress" one. I think if he would have made it shorter it probably could have won
When I see Seth Aaron's output this week, I realize that I have to amend my opinion that nobody can make anything but crap in one day. Hardly anyone can. SA and PPS can sew rings around anyone. But they are rare.I love Jay's dress.
My darling Seth Aaron made a very nice outfit...but I'm not sure what possessed him to do that color! I think I said it in another post...it coulda been a contendah in a spring color.A lot of folks didn't seem to get the 'spring' memo...maybe Mood hid all the brights and pastels except for the one Anthony found, easter-egg-fashion.
Amy - I like the print, the design is meh.Jay - Love, love this dress!!! Obviously a runway showstopper, yet totally unsuitable for the challenge.Maya - I like the collar, but at this point it is same old, same old when it comes to Maya. The rest of the dress is just plain bad.Seth Aaron - Great looking suit, except for the vent in the back. But for the 5000th time, wrong for the challenge.Some others:Jesse - Too short, but otherwise an excellent design. The shortness is not only an issue in and of itself, but also because it throws the proportion off. The back is atrocious.Jonathan - I can't recall doing a complete 180 on an ensemble, but I went from loathing this look (all that was missing were roller skates) to loving it. Not right for the challenge, but still an atypical and memorable entry.Janeane - I dunno, there is something about Janeane's designs that I find appealing. Yes the overall look is a miss, but there are very interesting details. I think with some development and improvement in her ability to edit, she could produce some interesting stuff.Mila - Good design, poor execution and color choice. I would love to see this dress in gradations of blue or even pink. I don't know if I would have noticed the crotch pointing thing had Nina not pointed it out, however since she did it does make me think that designers should be mindful of the colors that they use when dealing with the nether regions of the body.
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