Hey Gasmii! I’m Dashley, and I’m so excited to be bringing you the Project Runway recaps this season. I was so honored when Flipit asked me to write them, and not a moment too soon, because we need to talk about this:
Who wouldn’t want to see what THIS guy would design?
So let’s get started! Last week: The designtestants created outfits for Heidi to wear while promoting her new fragrance. Benjamin had a meltdown, and Team Keeping it Real won again. (By the way – the team names? LAME.) There were two winners: Kate, who along with Layana designed a black and blush pink corseted gown, and Daniel, who designed a flowy, flesh-colored gown with soft black leather piping. Dream Team (again – LAME) lost, and Cindy Marlatt went home when she designed a dress resembling something Britney Spears would have worn on a red carpet circa 1999. And I’m excited about her losing, because it was freaking me out that Cindy looks JUST LIKE MY MOM. Not even joking.
Do YOU know which one is Cindy and which one gave birth to me? Not sure I do!
We begin as we often do, as the designers are doing their morning ablutions and mentally preparing for the day ahead. The best part of this is that we see Michelle apply dry shampoo to her hair as she makes conversation with Amanda. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with not washing your hair, I’m just saying I wouldn’t be advertising it by applying dry shampoo on-camera. Kate is proud of herself for winning last week. Benjamin feels he needs to reassess his game plan. Well, yes. You should reassess as far as designing something that will not get you put in the bottom, Benjamin. Did you not realize that was the object of the game before now? Matthew confesses that he’s hoping that the teams get switched up a little bit; the teams are unbalanced, and he thinks there are members on TeamKIR that are coasting. He specifically calls out Amanda and Joe. Don’t mess with the cat sweater guy, Matthew. Geez.
The contestants arrive to their workroom, but Tim has redesigned it to resemble a zen meditation studio. It’s America’s favorite new show, Project Transcendentalism! Oh, wait. There’s no product placement in transcendentalism, is there? Actually, “our friends at Glade” have provided a bunch of candles, because fashion. The two scents, Hawaiian Breeze and Vanilla Passion Fruit, are the clues to the next challenge. It’s the unconventional materials episode, ya’ll! But fear not: they are not designing with candles, but sourcing their materials from a flower shop. Tim brings in Heidi to tell the designers they can shop at a hardware store, as well. The teams will make a cohesive line of six looks, with a theme of Hard and Soft.
Once Heidi leaves, Tim has yet more big news: Dream Team gets to choose two members from TeamKIR to bring over to the Dark Side. Wow. That’s not exactly fair, is it? It creates some drama, though. They discuss whom to poach, and while Benjamin is lobbying for Stanley, Michelle wants to bring over Daniel. They decide on Stanley, but since Michelle gave into that, she lays down the law: no Patricia. They choose Layana instead. Layana feels very loyal to TeamKIR, so she whines about it a little but feels flattered, while Stanley is All Systems Go from the moment he’s chosen. TeamKIR then gets to choose a member from Dream Team, and in an ironic, yet hilarious, twist they choose Michelle. Who now gets to work with Patricia!