Project Runway Review: Episode 2

Tonight’s episode of Project Runway was the unconventional challenge where designers used Hallmark cards for their outfits. I loved the winner, but I completely disagree with the losing designer tonight. # bringbackdavid

Here are my thoughts on each designer and I put my favorites on the top and my least favorites in descending order.

edmond

Edmond– As a huge Survivor fan, I appreciated Edmond’s strategy in the episode. He wants everyone to think he has no idea what he’s doing, and he’s clearly a fan of the show. He was the only designer to have inspiration from an actual card by thinking of a special moment like a wedding. Edmond managed to make a sleek, form fitting top that was made beautifully, and a whimsical tiered bodice. I loved it.

swapnil

Swapnil– He surprised us with a fun dress. It’s very wearable, and I loved the amount of detail placed into this dress. I love that he used a simple silhouette and focused on the texture of the dress. My only thing is that I didn’t love the buttons on the top or the boots. But overall, this was a great dress.

david 2David– I honestly can’t believe David went home. He has such a great design aesthetic, and this coat was so fashionable. I want this coat. It’s so shocking and interesting, but still wearable. Sure, he didn’t follow the rules, but there were some much tackier designs. I think he should’ve been in the safe group, and Heidi could’ve just warned him that he shouldn’t have broken the rules similar to Ashley. He should be on All Stars, because this was a huge mistake. Also, why did Tim tell him to start over? His crop top was interesting, and sporty.

candice 2

Candice– I think this was slightly better than Blake’s dress, because it really did look like metal and not cards.

blake 2Blake– The judges said it best. It’s a New Year’s dress. And it did look fabulous.

kellyKelly– This isn’t my personal taste in fashion, but I thought this was a well-constructed look. I don’t really like the hood and the cut of the crop top, but the fringe was a great idea, and the crop top was pieced well.

jakeJake– This was another sparkly dress, and it was fine. It was nothing special, but it was definitely solid. I would just take the straps off. It should be strapless.

hanmiaoHanmiao– This was such a quirky look, and I thought it would be lower on my list, but it was well-made so she’s higher on my rankings. The letter was a fun idea, but it was still stiff and boxy.

laurieLaurie– Laurie’s was also in the middle of the road. I like it, but I still felt underwhelmed by it. I liked the gold though.

gabrielleGabrielle– In the workroom, it looked really cool, and I thought she was only doing red on the shoulder with an ombre effect. Instead, it just fell flat for me, and the back is not good.

ashley 2Ashley– I liked the idea for the design. A poncho is a cute idea. But she broke the rules, and the arms were awkwardly placed.

amanda 2Amanda– I agree with Amanda that this should’ve been safe. The skirt is really bad, and I agreed that the length looks ¬†unfinished, but the top was so cute, and I loved the back too.

JosephJoseph- This should have been in the bottom. Similar to Amanda’s, the skirt is terrible but the top is cute. However, at least Amanda had some sort of design to the top half. This was so boxy and unwearable.

merlineMerline– This was so weird, and poorly made. I hated the gray parts of the skirt. I can’t believe this wasn’t in the bottom too.

lindseyLindsey– I liked the idea of this, but it wasn’t made well, and ended up looking like wallpaper instead of fabric.

Those are my thoughts on the designers! Tune in next week for episode 3.

Lulu Sale: Dresses Under $50

I found a lot of dresses and accessories on sale at Lulu’s website. I thought all of these pieces were appropriate for weddings especially. After all, wedding season has begun. Check out their sales. A lot of dresses and rompers were discounted :

https://www.lulus.com/categories/page1-24/95/sale.html?pprices=1

$35– I thought this dress was very spring. I love how vibrant it is and absolutely adore the exaggerated sleeves. They’re super sweet and flowy.
$39– If you’re going to a spring or summer wedding, this jumpsuit is dressy, but still has an easygoing vibe. I think it’s really boho especially with long relaxed tresses.
$46– I’m obsessed with this shape. I think the fit would be flattering on so many shapes. The low to high length really works with this shape too. A statement necklace would also be ideal to showcase with the plunged neckline.
$37– These shoes would be great with multiple dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits. You can wear these to many formal events to come. They go with just about everything.
$26– This bodycon dress is super form fitting, but still classy. Bodycons can be worn to look cheap. This one has such a pretty neckline and structure, that it would be great for a wedding.
$26– This clutch/purse is great to wear with a neutral colored dress. I think adding a pop of color with a bag is ideal, especially for me. (I tend to stick with black and white) The yellow color is sunny and cheerful
$43– I thought this dress was super sweet and appropriate for a wedding too. The little buttons and ruffles are soft and innocent. The color is rich and the material is sheer. It’s romanticism in a dress.

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