Saturday, February 23, 2013

PRs11e5 • A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll • 21 February 2013

Last week on Project Runway, the designers played with hard & soft as they used materials from both a flower shop and a hardware store.  Yes, it was a revisit of s2e9 (or 8 if you think that the 1st episode of s2 was e0,) and s7e7.  The judges were rather pleased with the results.  Or, at least Heidi was.

The Dream Team finally won a challenge,
and Samantha was the individual winner.

Keeping It Real was the "2nd Best Team," if not the losing team.  The team members all suggested Amanda be eliminated, but Nina Garcia wasn't having any of it.  Amanda wasn't thinking that she acted as poorly as her teammates stated, either.

Joseph Aaron Segal got the auf, instead.
(Now stop staring at her lady bits, Joe.)
Tim tried to address the design and fit issues, but
Joseph loved his concept way too much to change. 


Tim stated that they had unfinished business,
and they walked back to the runway.

Right after the elimination Tim states there is unfinished business and they all reconvene on the runway.   Heidi just wants to change the teams, oh, what a shameful tease that was last week!  They are in teams of two, and here's how it goes:

Samantha Black chooses Daniel Esquivel.  Richard Hallmarq snatches Stanley Hudson.  Patricia Fields nabs Layana Aguilar, who interviews that they don't really get along that well.  Huh?  Layana, it's all one-sided, I bet.  Matthew Arthur grabs Michelle Lesniak Franklin.  Kate Pankoke picks Tu Suthiwat Nakchat, which leaves Benjamin Mach with Amanda Valentine.  He interviews concern, each was in the bottom, but Amanda was 2nd worst last week.  Perhaps he is nervous that the other team knows something about her that he doesn't?

The next morning they head on over to Johnny Utah's, which seems odd, as it's too early to drink, right?  Well, that's what I am assuming, but s1's Vanessa Riley and s2's Guadelupe Vidal can correct me on that, n'est-ce pas?  Maybe they are going to ride the mechanical bull?  Maybe they have to DRESS the mechanical bull, eh?  Or, maybe they can ONLY use leather?  No, they are creating looks for Miranda Lambert, both a performance outfit and an appropriate red carpet look.  Each team has one of each, so each person creates one garment.

Now here is when we (re)learn that Amanda Valentine hails from Nashville, TN, and suddenly Ben is all kinds of happy.  Having Amanda as a teammate is a BLESSING, Ben, not a curse!

Over at Mood, there's no Swatch sighting.  I'm in prayer vigil mode already.  The only big surprise is that Ben expects them to be over budget, and they are quite UNDER budget.   They have $400 per team, and they don't even spend $300.  Don't they generally shortchange them, so that they have to think even harder when fabric shopping?

Can this possibly turn out alright?

During the Tim-thru, Samantha gets a pass, but Daniel's skirt seam is questioned.  Layana's seems to be approved, and Patricia's is surprisingly (to Tim) alright.  Kate's needs some Tim-love, but Tu's whole approach is called into question.  Tu seems to be hell-bent on making her look BIGGER than she is.

Hey!  Tim didn't finish, why did they go to commercial?

I don't want to inspire litter to follow me.
Well, maybe money.   That would be acceptable.

Now, you stop that, Lea Michelle.  
 There wasn't a new episode of Glee this week,
so I'm not cheating on you.
Or, more appropriately, Darren Criss.

Oh, good, Tim is back.  He is incredulous that Tu must make Miranda Lambert look BIGGER than she is.  Tim believes in Stanley's vision, and questions the showing of skin in Richard's look.   Amanda gets FULL approval from Tim, how did that happen?  Amanda interviews that she ALWAYS gets a good review from Tim, whether she does well or poorly with the judges.  Ha!  Ben thinks that he has struck gold with his blue.  Michelle is working with wrinkled leather, but the real trouble is Matthew.   He s working with matte black, which does NOT show up well on the runway.  Tim sounds worried.   Michelle interviews that Matthew is lacking confidence.  Absolutely!

 It's weird to be my age and still struggle with insecurity.
Maybe for Madonna, but not for most people.

So, how did they do?


Amanda Valentine
Performance Look


Benjamin Mach
Red Carpet Look


Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
Performance Look


Kate Pankoke
Red Carpet Look




Samantha Black
Performance Look


Daniel Esquivel
Red Carpet Look


Matthew Arthur
Performance Look




Michelle Lesniak Franklin
Red Carpet Look


Patricia Fields
Performance Look


Layana Aguilar
Red Carpet Look


Richard Hallmarq
Performance Look


Stanley Hudson
Red Carpet Look


Heidi calls out safe Patricia, Layana, Kate and Tu.  That leaves the top & bottom on stage.

 The top teams.


 The bottom teams.

The judges are not so nice to the bottom dwellers this week, and rightly so.  The nice surprise is that both Ben and Amanda do WELL this week (after last week's difficulties.)

Miranda Lambert proclaims Richard the winner.



Heidi calls Matthew out for using matte black,
and Miranda urges him to scrape up some confidence.
You did make it to the top 16, so there is always that, M.A.


All I can say for sure is someone seems to be making Amanda cry next week.   I.  Will.  Not.  Have.  It.

Leave the poor girl alone!
No, wait a minute,
knowing how they edit promo shots,
she probably wins, wanna bet?


ILYM

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