Project Project Runway Challenge #9 – Let’s Do Brunch

Welcome to season 12 of Project Runway and a new season of Project Project Runway! If you want to join in the fun this season get all the details here. Let’s jump right in…

Challenge – Let’s Do Brunch
Design an outfit for the modern, Southern woman (the Belk customer). She dresses vibrantly, expressively and with bright colors. She knows how to use accessories. You can design a day or evening look.

C'mon who can resist a picture of Tim Gunn taking a picture of Swatch?!

C’mon who can resist a picture of Tim Gunn taking a picture of Swatch?!

Budget – $20 – $25

Time Limit – 12 hours

Accessories – Choose your other accessories from the Belk accessory wall.

Runway Day – Runway day is Thursday, September 19th.
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Ok, time to talk about the challenge, if you haven’t seen the episode there may be spoilers ahead….
I watched this episode with my mom, from Memphis TN, and we were both like what the heck is the modern, Southern woman?! Yes, I have heard that women down South dress up a little more than we Northerners do, but still it is a bit vague. All and all, I did like Bradon’s dress, it was really a cute take on the classic shirt dress. Personally, I loved Helen’s look. Lace is so in right now and I thought the large scale of her’s was cute.
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Let’s talk about the people on the bottom. I think the judges were maybe a little harder on Jeremy than they needed to be. I could totally see all my mom’s neighbors wearing that look. Ok, maybe it did skew a little older. And I don’t know what happened to Dom, her original sketch was really cute, why did she leave off the print. Now Ken, I am so over Ken. His whole eye-rolling self just needs to get over it! So, they give the losers an hour to fix their looks. Yeah, Jeremy’s was boring, but Ken’s looked like a Vegas cocktail waitress who cut her own dress short (without hemming it!) to get bigger tips. I don’t think it is quite fair that Dom get the prize as well for her second chance look.

ANYWAY…the exciting news is really next week’s challenge…did you see the preview for the Super Fan challenge? Did you see Susi’s smiling face? We’ll post the preview as soon as it’s available online. You can read about how Susi ended up on the episode here.

UPDATE: Here is the preview with Susi in it! Oh no, is her designer who I think it is?!

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5 Comments to Project Project Runway Challenge #9 – Let’s Do Brunch
    • Ros
    • OMG, SUSI!!!! I was so hoping that all your sneaky hints meant that you would be actually on the show. Can’t wait to see it and hear ALL ABOUT IT in detail here. You are going to dish all the gossip for us, right?

    • Lisa Paul
    • OH NO! The preview makes it look like drama queen Miss Birmingham (Ken) is Susi’s designer. If so, he’s got a thing or two coming because Girlfriend knows how to deal with drama and tantrums. She has a five year old.

    • Susan A
    • Kathy, from where in Memphis is your mother? I’m a native, born and bred. Perhaps I know your people? Memphis is, after all, just a small town with pretensions of being a real city some day. Ha!

      • Kat
      • Susan – My parents lived in Harbor Town but are moving back up North now. We were never from Memphis but my parents retired there for awhile.

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