I grew to really like this new group of judges/host/mentor... Their energy and enthusiasm was in the right place and the designers, throughout the entire season, seemed more receptive to the criticism because they [judges] weren't poking fun at the designs all the time. Positive energy is good! [BTW, isn't Angela smokin' hot in that dress!!]
Michael was inspired by the Serengeti, as evidenced by his collection, which got raves from guest judges
and Neiman Marcus'
. They loved the marketability of it all but Isaac felt that some of the prints looked a little cheap. [He was probably thinking Macy's rather than Neiman's!] I would have like to see a pop of color throughout the collection. Michael's color scheme fell a little flat for me. Perhaps accessories like belts, shoes and/or handbags in lime, orange or bright blue would have done it very nicely. Still, Michael did a great job and produced a cohesive collection that moved away from the draping he is known for which got him kudos from the judges. And a luxury weekend getaway to Paris for two...
tres chic! [take me, take me!]
At first glance, Austin's collection caught my attention. But I have to agree with the judges when they said his problem was that he had too many ideas and that the collection represented the best of Austin Scarlett. I think he tried too hard. His final look, the wedding gown, was so beautiful that I wish Austin would have centered the collection around that dress.
Austin, it was obvious you were upset at the loss, very obvious. You were on national tv and should have handled yourself with grace.
Team Mondo takes the win! I'm so happy for him. I'm hoping Mondo uses this incredible opportunity wisely and sets the foundation for an amazing career.
Don't you just want to hug him?!
Well, this concludes a season of Project Runway All Stars. I enjoyed most of the challenges and the energy that transpired throughout the season. I enjoyed that most of the "drama" that came from it was legit rather than sensationalized. I also want to say that I stand corrected on an observation I made way back about Joanna Coles... she is NOT an ice princess... Loved her! Joanna is strong, intelligent and knows her shit, but she also turned out to be compassionate and surprisingly affectionate. Her maternal instincts really took charge backstage at the finale as she hugged the finalists and delinted Mondo. Classic!
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