Project Runway SPiN NYC & Susan Sarandon

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The best part of last week's Project Runway: Academy Award winner, Susan Sarandon. The worst part: Susan Sarandon. The challenge was dreadfully boring, thanks Susan! The designers were commissioned to re-design staff uniforms for ping pong social club, SPiN NYC, co-owned by, you guessed it, Susan Sarandon. While I appreciate bringing real-world  fashion work to the show, I don't watch Project Runway to be entertained with the practical. I want to see the creative and avant garde. The innovative and brilliant. The triumphs and defeats. Thank goodness that hot male models were thrown in the mix, otherwise I would have totally fallen asleep. 


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Daniel and Layana won the challenge for Team Keeping It Real. The judges also liked Joseph Aaron and Richard's design, especially the graphic print on the front pockets and the holder strap for the ball catcher. I'll agree, it was pretty cool. But the coolness only lasted for 30 seconds... and then we were back to bleh...


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The Dream Team was the losing team, again. The look on their faces was saddening. I actually felt for them. James Martinez was sent home. He was not a good team player, so no great loss. Benjamin's ego is starting to occupy a lot of space in the workroom. That's going to be a problem. Benjamin and Matthew got a lot of flack for their kilt design. I admire their willingness to think outside of the box, but guys aren't going to wear kilts. The judges also felt the "Balls are My Business" slogan over the crotch area of the kilt was inappropriate. I completely disagree with their pretentious judgement. The placement of the slogan was witty and edgy. Wonder what they think of Hooter's?

With Dream Team two designers short, will Project Runway will balance off the teams?? In this week's Project Runway, gorgeous but high-maintenance Heidi Klum is the client... Now that will be entertaining...

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