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pentimento

NJ, US
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craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, knitting, restyle, sewing, painting, gardening, cooking

Member Since: 11/27/2011


recent comments

Re: Project Runway Episode 9: "It's All About Me"

Cherlyn,
From what I've read on PR's blogs, Dmitry's jacket used mesh inserts to allow the print blouse to show through. I don't think there was any piping or embellishment involved.

Re: Project Runway Season 10: "Women On the Go"

I am rarely goosed into writing, but I was more than a little disgusted with the way PR handled Andrea's departure.

I agree with user-2054510's comments.

Note that Andrea is an accomplished and successful designer, going by "Andrea Katz Objects ~ AKO." She is one Vogue Patterns few "named" designers, sharing that honor with Michael Kors, along with other fashion luminaries such as Donna Karan/DKNY, Anne Klein, Badgley Mischka, and Chado Ralph Rucci, among others.

Project Runway is a "reality" show, however, it is NOT Reality! As user-2054510 implied, success within that limited arena does not predict in the industry. Over the past few years, many of the competitor's seem to believe that merely being emo or outrageous, or otherwise whining how they were "born to do this" is adequate qualification for a spot on the show, despite poor technical/sewing skills and little knowledge of fashion design, history, etc. If I recall, some had no familiarity with simple sewing terms like "ruching" or "shirring."

Andrea seemed a quiet, non-confrontational sort, whose work under pressure did not exhibit her talent. Her/AKO's two current patterns at Vogue display the aesthetic she favors in her own clothing, though perhaps being a little more feminine).

While I don't understand why she submitted to PR10 in the first place, she certainly didn't need the validation of the panel, nor the demeaning attitudes of many of her co-contestants. And, given Heidi's recent outfits, her taste is questionable, and her endorsement meaningless.

I wish Andrea all the best.

Beth F.