This week on the real Project runway, they worked with art students and painted pictures together that the designers used as inspiration for an avant garde outfit. We here are PPR, can use a child's painting (if we have access to kids), use a painting in our home, or a museum. I'm still visiting my parents, so I have chosen to use a piece of art that I have loved since I was a small child. So my inspiration is "Three Worlds" by M.C. Escher.
This is Shoozie, my new model from the Dali School of Modeling. Here she is modeling the outfit I designed to go with the New Balence shoes that Hiedi deigned in black. I used a chambray for the denim and bits of ultra suede for the suede
I liked Becky's idea of using the New Balance "N" on the back. I took it a step further and added it to the front too. This left the sides a bit asymmetrical. It's a wrap dress with a sued top and hem. I used the back side of the chambray and cut it on the bias to add some interest.
The challenge this week is to design an outfit that can be worn with sneakers that Heidi Klum has designed. We need to use denim and suede, and they want more sophistication and less work out gear. At least I have an idea for this week.
Oooo..and I met the new model from the Dali School of Modeling for this week, and I must say, she has one of the more exotic looks I have seen for a model yet....stay tuned for more...
As you may remember, I was not to excited about this challenge. So I was havening trouble at "Mood" deciding on fabric, so I picked out some trims...and then forgot to get fabric. The hardest challenge for me so far and I forget FABRIC??
Fortunately the Dali School of Modeling really came through for me this time and they got the actual Nina Garcia to be my model!! It was exciting..and stressful, as all she would say to me was, "NO" and "Plan b?". But I had to stick to my (Tim) Gun(s), and follow my vision. Since Mr. Gun said she looked like a..how did he put it..Space Hooker, I was sure I was going home....which I did. Well, to my parents home at least. My Mom has been a bit sick, so I decided last Tuesday to drive down the next day. And that is the real story of how I ended up with only trim for this project. And my Mom is feeling a lot better now.
We just got our challenge assignment for Project Project Runway and all I have to say is, "AAARRRRrrrrgggGGHHH!!". We are following the real PR assignment, which is to design a day to evening look for Nina Garcia. It couldn't be any harder for me. SHe likes black, reds, and neutrals...all my least favo colors to work with. The only saving grace for me is she has a "warrior Princess" vibe going. She likes studs, and bold breast plate like jewelry and adornments. AND on top of it, Khystrill informed me right after our photo shoot, that she had some family responsibilities she needed to see to and was flying down south in 2 hours. So yet again I'll be havening to get used to another model from the Dali School of Modeling.....*sigh*
This is Khystrill, my newest model from the Dali School of Modeling. She is wearing a 3 piece ensemble created for the third challenge of Project Project Runway. It's a sporty little set with a surprise...
The hoody is completely backless. I have dubbed it "The Mullet"...business up front, party in the back.
Here Khystrill show how easy it is to move in this set with a little jog down the runway.
I wonder what tonight challenge will bring? And will Khystrill be returning next week or fly the coop? Stay tuned to find out.
figured that since we are posting our fashions tomorrow, I should get a pic up of my fabric choices. This week we get to "go" to Mood, finally. The twist is we have to make stilts for our models. ANd speaking of models, I had to ask the Dali School of Modeling for yet another model! It turns out that Chien (the model I used last week) ran off with an Argentinean dog breeder. They have promised me, I will have a model with the same measurements as she had.
This is my model from the Dali School of Modeling for this week. Her name is Chien. She got here just in time for her photo shoot. Since it was a pet themed challenge, I let her take her cat "Catnip" down the runway with her.
Her jacket and purse are from the fish catnip (which had no catnip that I could see. MORAL: don;t give your pets stuff from the dollar store) cat toy. The handle of the purse is the tail from the mouse toy. The dress is the stuffing from the fish shaped toy and one of the bags. It's a faux vinyl boucle'
Chien's boots are made from the tiny tennis ball and a bit of the mouse toy as the soles (and apparently were laced up by a drunken monkey..). Her glasses are made from the green and white ball with the bell. My fingers are bloody stumps at this point and this is only the second challenge!
The second challenge is the unconventional materials challenge. We had to choose things we would get at a pet store. I went to a dollar store as I'm cheep. These are the things I have chosen to work with. I focused on cat toys because the scale is better for doll bodies. There is a little black foam mouse in the package as well, it just doesn't show up in the photo too much.
This is my answer to the 1st challenge. The skirt is a double circle skirt...which I would not recommend for such a small body. I had to thread wire through the hem binding to be able to control the drape. The pin tucking was fun to do, but I did have a few issues arise. For one, I couldn't use Zoey's head for the model. All that hair hid too much of the dress details. SO I called the Dali School of Modeling and they sent over an emergency head. Her name is Iris