Friday, September 17, 2010

What Would Project Runway Shoe? Episode 8: Channeling Jackie O

In case you’re new to my weekly Friday post, this is a little idea I came up with out of my adoration for Project Runway. 'What Would Project Runway Shoe?" (#WWPRS) is where I suggest a shoe to go with the winning look of the week.  I have to say that this may be one of my favorite challenges, the creation of a modern day Jacqueline Onassis look.  Spoiler Alert!!  Stop reading if you want to wait to watch last night's episode first. ;)

With guest judge, January Jones bringing the superb styling eye of Mad Men, the runway was no place for amateurs. Leaving the Forever21 meets Candyland far behind, Mr. Mondo for gave us a fresh and very Mondo-ern (Mondo Modern) Jackie O. look that won the judges, and me, over.  So major snaps to Mondo, especially since he made me melt last week when his heart grew three sizes a la Grinch Who Stole Christmas style when he hugged Michael C. and apologized.  (File that under: FAVORITE PR moment!) (so far ;) ) You can check out his fab design here: Project Runway Season 8.  Sadness struck when we had to part ways with sweetie pie Michael D. as he was auf’ed for his “schizophrenic” look.  And while he was the one chopped, few were spared from the slicing remarks that whipped the designers like the insane tornado storm that hit New York City last night. Ouch!  Of all the carnage, I mean critiques, I have to agree with Ms. Jones commentary about Valerie’s bootie pick for her outfit.  It did not help her cause.  She should have tweeted me for some other options. ;) Hey Val, I’m here for you, anytime you need me Huney!

Jackie herself would have asked to be brought back to life to rock Mondo’s outfit.  Short of that, Mondo, Sweetie, I’m available and very willing to add it to my closet and promise to wear it fashionably.  Feel free to send one over to me. ;)  I have to say that the oversized houndstooth print was genius and pairing it with oversized stripes added the Mondo edge to the outfit perfectly.  Mondo smartly paired some classic patent platform pumps with it, keeping the look from being too busy and very prim and proper.  I think that I would do the same, however, to give it a slightly more edgy tone, you could go with the ‘Jane Pointy Toe Flats’ by Elizabeth and James.   The pointed toe flat compliments the outfit by being retro in its silhouette but the textured snake-embossed leather and lace-up detailing edge it up.  Keeping the shoe black versus grey to match the belt was a bit of a toss up for me.  But, I went with the black because I felt that the grey would have been too busy for the overall look.  The textured black keeps the look interesting without cluttering the outfit.  These uber chic flats are a little pricey at $275, no matter where you get them online (ShopBop, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s – Piperlime has them in purple and bone on sale for as low as $190) for the moment.  However, given that they are black flats, their versatility is the investment you’re making which means that you could literally wear them with ANYTHING in your closet.  Ok, well maybe not your sweats but you could make it work with you yogawear. ;)

I’m dying to see what the big drama is with Valerie in next week’s episode.  I fear she may leave the show. :( But really, I’m hoping that Tim discovers Mondo and Michael C.’s love child. ;) Seriously, imagine how fashionable that kid would be!  Have a shoe-per weekend Dolls! 

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