Friday, September 10, 2010

What Would Project Runway Shoe? Episode 7: Resort Wear but No Vacation

This week I have left the not-so-summery weather of LA and travelled to New York where I am soaking up every stitch of fashion imaginable in New York’s Fashion Week.  I was so fortunate to attend yesterday’s IFB’s conference at the Hudson Hotel and met some of my fellow Blog-Gals in all their fabulosity.  Today, I’m going to venture to Central Park and look for more of the fabulous Blog-Gals at the Style Renegade.  Tonight is the uber-fab Fashion’s Night Out where I’ll be going to as many events as traffic will allow me. :)  My associate will be covering the events at the Beverly Center and anywhere else traffic will let him get to as well so we’ll be toasting you from Coast to Coast tonight!  I hope that you have made plans and itineraries you’re your gals to be out on Fashion’s Night Out enjoying the chilled Champers and free gifts!  Sunday, I’m going to attending the Chictopia Media Summit hoping to get to meet anyone else I haven’t yet. :) So thanks for bearing with me in these “drought” blog moments, as I’m heels deep into putting great stuff together for you next week!

Ok, so this post is a little idea I came up with out of my love for Project Runway.  It’s a weekly Friday post that I've titled 'What Would Project Runway Shoe?" (#WWPRS) where I suggest a shoe to go with the winning look of the week.  In last night’s challenge, the designers had to create resort wear.  Spoiler Alert!!  Stop reading if you want to wait to watch last night's episode first. ;)

We had the “queen” of resort wear himself (and judge) Mr. Michael Kors be the second Tim Gunn giving the designers advice and tips on how to improve their designs with some of the most pithy comments in the workroom we’ve seen all season.  A surprising congratulations to Ms. April who also finally gave us a smile!  See the design here: Project Runway on LifetimeTV.  Mondo’s Forever21 meets Candyland bathing suit was rather inappropriate but his attitude was certainly not.  He won me over with his wonderful acknowledgment of his being a “bitch” to Michael C.  Maybe I missed something while grabbing snacks from the kitchen this season but I still don’t understand why all the designers hate Michael C.  In any event, Mondo seemed to agree with me too and they kissed and had a love-fest on the runway (even though Mondo’s design was not). To me, this made Mondo my honorary winner.  The other shocker was having to say adios to our little flaming moth, Casanova.  I don’t think his design was so bad that he should have been sent home.  To me, Ivy’s stinky-butt attitude should have sent her home.  But that’s what keeps us watching! ;)

Looking at April’s design, I really liked the top part of the dress.  It has a really interesting neckline which inspired my pairing of these very practical 'Air Pastine Gladiator's that are Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan.  Even the name of the sandal goes with the feel of the top, very airy.  And come to think of it, strangely, I get some similiarities between April and Maria… maybe its just me.  Anywho, this sandal is a great compliment to April’s design because of the lines of the straps.  I have to say that I adore the shiny gun metal with the black elements of the sandal that really give you that lightness of resort wear even though it’s a mostly black and dark look.  It gives you just enough glimmer to give more interest to the outfit.  Plus, we get the bonus of Nike Air technology in this Maria Sharapova designed Cole Haan sandal.  I think that the flat sandal makes the overall look much more wearable and practical.  Right now, they're even on sale on for $99.99, reduced from their regular $158 price.

I’m wondering if Ivy get’s a Tim Gunn attitude check next week or if Mondo and Michael C. make a lovechild.  The designs keep coming with controversy and I’ve got my ticket for a front and center seat.  Hope you join me. ;)

I wish you a Happy Fashion’s Night Out (#FNO) where ever you are and that you share your best shoe finds (and other shopping finds) with me! ;)


Anonymous said...

Hey lady! It was so great to meet you this week at the blogger meetup and then run into again at FNO. Just thought I would stop by and check out your site. Loving the blog. Hope you had fun at FNO.


Jess said... friend/coworker cynthia and her froend amy (who is so sweet) went with you to the fashion night out. She said she had a blast, she invited me to go with u all, but I had school. She gave me ur card to check out ur blog because I blog as well. I luv shoes but can the hurt my feet so much!!
take care