PRAS s3e01 • Let's Get Punked • 24 October 2013
Who has grown? Who hasn't changed one bit? Who is copying Seth Aaron's aesthetic from a few years ago, instead of coming up with something on their own? We have some of each.
Well, I was wrong again. Ra'mon & Valerie never made it onto the show. They were up for returning to season 12 along with Kate who actually won the spot and competed in s12. I figured they would let the losers be on All-Stars. Nope. So will the season be 2 episodes shorter than the others?
Alyssa Milano seems to be pronouncing Irina's name differently each time she says it. Otherwise, I'm all for her being here. I haven't looked to see if the other PR fans across the country feel the same way. They didn't like the last two, so I bet AM is a welcome change. That first outfit we saw her in, that confused me. That's being polite.
They sketch in the park, and then they head off to Mood, but they stay there! No workroom for this challenge! All work and hair & makeup get done right at Mood. No, they don't sleep over there, that would have been funny. They get to play with Swatch, though, so it's BETTER than a sewing room, eh? Okay, maybe not.
Okay, at this point, just knowing what you know about their past … how do you think they will do? Also, which is more important, being fashion forward, showing the designer's particular aesthetic, or showing the 'punk?' Should it be exactly one third of each? Can you go heavy on the fashion forward and just have a smidgeon of punk? Let me tell you, the judges sure seemed to let a bunch of non-punk slip through.
Without seeing the rest, I have to have faith that Jeffrey and Seth Aaron nailed this challenge. Maybe Korto, too, since she won that challenge back in season 5.
I am just scared that Elena is back. Hide me. Or something.
The thing that jumps out at me is that Elena's jacket, while cool and fun, is more hip-hop 1990 than anything else. I see Salt N Pepa, and The Fresh Prince, not genuine or even pseudo punk. Yes, it's Halloween season, but this is scaring me.
Some of the outfits seem non-punk. Some of the outfits seem fashion backward. Wow. I didn't see that coming. I lived too long. When they mention that Mary Kay is a sponsor, all I can think of is that Designing Women episode where Charlene can't quit her 2nd job.
Joining Alyssa Milano, the beautiful Georgina Chapman and the famous and ever popular Isaac Mizrahi is the legendary Debbie Harry. I am so impressed that she didn't need a grand introduction like Natalie Portman, Lindsay Lohan and Bette Midler needed. Nothing says you're not important like saying you are. Just to be clear, I am meaningless and replaceable. Just ask the ex.
The handbag is worse than McKell's! The leggings/pants aren't punk and the grommets don't say "punk" as much as they say "bedazzled by a student." You're breaking my heart, VL.
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Alyssa calls out Christopher, Arena (not Irina?) Mychael, Daniel and Korto as safe.
Georgina thinks Ari's work is beautiful, but thinks it is too perfect. Alyssa can't see any punk. Isaac nails it - he's in his own head and isn't self-editing.
I guess the judges want to see some redneck dinosaur looks from Viktor? I don't know, they both seemed so far away from the challenge that they could BOTH be out. Being a fan of VL, it was hard to watch this episode. I can say this: I want to see Irina, Seth Aaron and Elena do a variety of looks for a wide range of situations. Okay, I'm in. Even if there's no RLJ or VM.