Friday, October 15, 2010

What Would Project Runway Shoe? Episode 12: New York State of Mind – The Final Four




We’re nearing the end of Season 8’s Project Runway. That also means that we’re near the end of 'What Would Project Runway Shoe?" (#WWPRS) where I suggest a shoe to go with the winning look of this week’s episode.  The Project Runway addict in me inspired this little ditty.  Spoiler Alert!! Stop reading if you want to wait to watch last night's episode first. ;)

I have to say that getting to do anything using New York as an inspiration is truly a gift.  This week, the designers were challenged to ascend throughout the City for inspiration for their runway design.  This was the “Make It or Break It” moment to qualify the designers to go forward to compete in Fashion Week. 

The drama has run its course and left Gretchen out of steam and inspiration which yielded a sad little outfit.  Andy, Mondo and Michael C. turned it out by staying true to their skills, energy and their identity as designers with some incredible pieces. Peep on all of last night’s designs here: Project Runway on LifetimeTV

There wasn’t one “winner” per se, because the prize was that they get go home now for a much needed rest and create a collection to present at Fashion Week, a Lincoln Center first.  Little Miss April was sent home because she wasn’t able to show a range in her designs.  Her “pregnant witch” design was well made but mimicked what April was actually wearing on the runway herself, oddly enough.  Gretchen commented that she and Andy are artists and I really do have to agree.  I think April will bring us more amazing designs as she matures as a designer and gets out of her “black witchy” period. ;)

I’m focusing on Michael C.’s design since his name was called first to move on to Fashion Week.  Drawing from Lady Liberty, Michael C. designed a very chic flowy modern gown with a major dose of sexy with a thigh high slit and low, low, low back.  It could easily have fit into a Calvin Klein collection due to its effortless sophistication and simplicity. This dress lets you go in several directions, which is why the judges loved it.  I see it as an evening dress that you will want to just swim in its fabulosity.

And as such, when thinking of what I would pair with this effortless chicness with the bling that only Giuseppe Zanotti knows how to bring.  These silver leather jeweled t-strap sandals jumped out at me because of their Grecian-like vibe.  The delicate straps compliment the simplicity of the dress and balance out the much needed bling of the colorful jewels to continue with that ‘wow’ factor.  Giuseppe is a bling man and discretion must be used when pairing his shoes because they are so gorgeously over the top.  Michael C.’s design last night is a perfect canvas for this kind of eccentric shoe.  These have the hefty price tag of $795 on bluefly.com and their fabulousness really are worth every penny.


We are starting our LA Fashion Week and things are promising to be very exciting.  I'm a sponsor for the Green Youth Movement fashion show that will be showing green fashion!  You know I'll be bringing you all the great fashion next week so be sure to check it out. ;)

PS. Have you used my promotion code for Overstock.com yet?  Its still good! :)

4 comments:

shoe-radar.com said...

I was sad to see April go I am a black garment lover myself (slimming duh) lol Nice shoe pic I'm glad that you brought something with a little bling xoxo

Reyna♥ said...

Those are cute shoes!(:

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Shoe-radar.com yes, April was fabulous!

@Reyna<3 - I think they're so pretty! :) xoxo to you both!

melrod1206 said...

I am loving these heels!! Super cute!!!

I am definitely going to have to go on Overstock.com.

xoxo,
MelRod