So many twists this season! Here are some deets from Lifetime.com…
In a “Project Runway” first, during the premiere episode, 20 designers must go in front of Heidi, Michael, Nina and Tim to make a case why they deserve one of the 16 coveted spots this season. Once they are chosen, the 16 designers barely have a chance to celebrate before being awoken at the crack of dawn with one of the toughest first challenges in the series’ history.
Gunn’s Golden Rules:
Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work
I happened to stumble upon this book in the library while I was looking for some particular fashion design books. It was published last year, but for some reason I hadn’t heard of it. I was more than excited when I found this book because I am a huge Tim Gunn fan, thanks to Project Runway. From the small glimpses we get of him from the show, Gunn always seemed to me as a such a proper and an intelligent man.
I am not a reader at all, but his book is extremely entertaining! His book features 18 different “rules” that he has learned from his own experiences. He presents each rule in its own chapter, featuring cute anecdotes and other “did that really happen?!” moments from the fashion world. Even though there are so many “life’s lessons” books published, Gunn offers a practical view to the world. His writings and rules are not over exaggerated like some books nor are they too dismal. His “rules” are rather light-hearted suggestions that he has found useful in his life and his career.
Gunn also examines thoroughly the fashion industry by making an effort to look past all the glitz and glam. He’s surely not afraid to call it as it is. Gunn describes some of the most ridiculous situations that he’s been in as examples of “dont’s” for his rules. Some of his stories about the richest and most influential designers are beyond shocking. But nonetheless, he doesn’t put anyone down; he, instead, comically jokes about the situations, such as the incident regarding Martha Stewart and Diet Coke.
Overall, the book is whimsical and offers a fun spin on life and the fashion industry. I would definitely recommend the book to anyone who is interested in fashion or is looking for a career in it. It is a quick read, but insightful and fun.
Rule 1: Make It Work! Rule 2: The World Owes You… Nothing. Rule 3: Take the High Road. Rule 4: Don’t Abuse Your Power–or Surrender It. Rule 5: Get Inspired If It Kills You.
Can’t get enough of Elle‘s Joe Zee! Well, now you can get your Zee daily dosage off by watching his new show on Sundance, All on the Line! Zee will consult eight selected fashion designers that need help getting back on the runway. Let’s hope he’s a little more entertaining in his critiques! His critique he gave Whitney’s line on The City was rather drab. This will be Elle‘s fourth television station it has been featured on. (Bravo’s Project Runway, the CW’ s Stylista, MTV’s The City.)
Will YOU be watching?
To be honest, I am not. I’m not interested in Joe Zee or Elle affairs as long as they support Olivia Palermo. I’m a long time The Hills and The City fan and I detest Olivia. Shun the fashion snob!
With Paris’s Fashion Week now over, there are a lot of new trends that are emerging. The most prevalent of the them are hairy fringe and tie dye.
The fringe seen on the runways is super expensive because of its high quality; Supposedly, it is human-hair-fine. This hair was seen at Dior (pictured right), Givenchy, and Jean-Paul Gaultier (pictured left). A few seasons ago on Project Runway, designer Chris March tried to make human hair happen, but people were disturbed by it.
Ports 1961, Calvin Klein, Blumarine, and Proenza Schouler showcased this look in their Spring/Summer 2009-2010 collections. Since then, this trend has taken off and can be seen in everything from bags, scarves, dresses, to even leggings!
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