Sunday, May 1, 2016

Project Runway All Stars s5e12  Prince Of Prints  28 April 2016
Please pardon the lateness of my posts during these months of recovery from foot surgery. 
I'm only able to handle being at the computer for a few minutes at a time..
Also, I had trouble finding good pics, or a good source for pics.  Such is life.


Last time on PRAS the five remaining contestants created
avant garde looks inspired by a particular piece of art.

The top 3 looks seemed to be at least close to bona fide avant garde.
Wait a minute, I take it back.  Haven't burglars been using
Kini's stocking over the face look for years?

The bottom two missed the avant garde brief, huh?
So, when Alyssa let Sam know that
he *barely* squeaked by, I believed it.

I could also hardly believe that uber-talented Emily was eliminated.
I would have kept her and let Sam go.

How about Ken's reaction in the lounge afterwards, huh?

Throughout the competition Kini has whined and complained to everyone ELSE but Sam about Sam taking credit (by not saying anything) on the runway for Kini's work back in episode three.   Kini, I don't blame you for how you feel.  Anyone would feel the same way.  However, it should have been handled right there on the runway critiques of episode 3.  Anytime afterward is too late.

As soon as Ken learned about the facts involved, he took it upon himself to judge and correct Sam.   I believe I agree with his assessment of how horrid Sam's actions were, but, to me, his anger is completely misplaced.   When one doesn't like a judge's decree, one should complain TO THE JUDGE, not to a fellow competitor.   In other word's, if my brother does wrong, it's not my place to judge & correct him.   I have enough of my own problems to deal with.  Maybe when I'm perfect (don't hold your breath!) then I can devote my life to correcting others.

Yeah, that's all I'm doing here.   Dear God, don't let me ever act like what we saw on PRAS this season.   Help me to be gracious like Emily, or Val.

This will indeed be short.
My foot is still a mess,
but I'll probably be able to keep  what's left of it.
Woo AND hoo.

The challenge to whittle down the contestants from four to three:  Create a print, pair it with a print purchased at Mood, and amaze the judges.  We finally see Nina Garcia, and she introduces Barbara Meyer of OttherBox.

No, not like that.

The winner of the challenge gets to design a cover for OtterBox.  Not the winner's own print will be used on Otterbox, but they get to THEN design one for 'em.

Soon we get an edit of the great makeup between Ken & Sam.  Maybe this speaks more to my state of mind than anything else, but Ken's non-apology apology to Sam for how he acted, for how he treated Sam, was downright weak.   He explained it away by saying that that is just how he is.   What would have happened if O.J. Simpson or Jeffry Dahmer used THAT explanation in court, huh?   The "that's just how I roll" defense.    "I'm just keepin' it real."  I think I'm gonna go rob a few banks and use that as my justification.   Should work out just fine, eh?

Sam, I can't figure out if it was right to accept the non-apology.   But, good on you for being able to do so.  I guess.

Let's cut to the runway.   Nina was the guest judge!





The judges were mildly disappointed with Dom's & Sam's original prints.  They were QUITE disappointed with Kini's & Ken's.  They liked what they purchased more than what they made. However, Dom & Kini were in the top, and Sam & Ken were in the bottom.

Dom won the challenge, and a chance to collaborate with OtterBox.    She and Kini are definitely in the finale.

Sam & Ken were bottom two, and, you saw it coming, they get one hour and prior looks to create a new look.   

Sam's was interesting but not wonderfully made.   It looks like an hour's worth of work   He did not have a dress he had worked on before.

Ken's was quite well constructed, but a more timid design.   It does NOT look like it took merely one hour, though.   But, then, he made the one he used primarily.   So, in essence, he started out ahead of Sam.  The judges kept on Ken, and sent Sam packing.

I don't know.   To me, Sam earned the auf way back on episode five.  You know, the birthday suits winter wear challenge, when he & Val were bottom two.

I would have preferred to have Emily in the top 3, but, I am sure that these three will create interesting finale looks.  Dom for the win, eh?  No, I haven't seen any finale spoilers yet.

In the meantime, let's binge watch Project Catwalk season 3, eh?

Or maybe cable news.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Gianni for your recaps! I always think that you're interesting in your point of view. I actually like Sam and the lightness of his designs – even though most of them are unresolved. I am more interested in what he would present in the finale then Kini – who seems predictable – but I am OK with the outcome. In time young designers become faster with construction. Having ideas that are unique to me is more important than fluidity with construction. I think the judges needed to go with the one who was likely to begin a business right away and that person would be Kini.