You may recall that Pumpkin loves Project Runway. I was so excited for the season premiere so the two of us could live Tweet it or something. But I wasn’t home that night, and I won’t be for the next episode either. So, for now, we will watch the recorded versions over the weekend and post our reactions here! This also allows us to pause it so she can sketch her design for the challenge – maybe at some point in the season, we will try making some!
First, we watched Road to the Runway, and sitting through all of the designers’ introductions was an exercise in patience for a 5-year-old. She liked every designer, though, and mostly thought everyone was “cool” or “pretty good.” She also liked Dexter’s puppy. At the end, she predicted for the season Nathalia would do the best, and Alex the worst (although, during his segment, she loved his dresses).
As for me, I put Laurence, Mah-Jing and Roberi high on my list, and Jenni, Brik and Linda toward the bottom. It will be fun to see how these predictions play out over the season!
An Unconventional Launch Party
The designers were given their first challenge during their welcome party, and asked to create a look out of the party materials. This included flowers, beads, gum balls, paper lanterns, plates, pillows, etc.
Pumpkin sketched a design made from the cake and the drink, which is definitely something none of the designers did!
She did like all of the designs, though. Her favorite, and mine, was Erin’s yellow dress made of gumballs and wigs. I also thought Brik would place higher based on creativity (the baseball cap shoulders) and Roberi, Ian and Kimber would be lower.
With Tasha, Erin and Dexter in the top – and Erin winning the challenge – Pumpkin is one for one already this season! I was off with Brik, but in retrospect, after so many seasons of watching Project Runway, I totally get why he was scored in the bottom, and obviously should have paid more attention to styling. Brik was joined in the bottom by Ian and Roberi, and ultimately Ian went home. I was really surprised Kimber wasn’t also in the bottom, though – it looked like she had just glued placemats around the bottom of her dress. But a real giveaway that someone isn’t going to be in the top or bottom – especially this early in the season when there are so many designers – is if they are mostly edited out from the work room footage, and that was the case here.
I had a lot of fun watching with Pumpkin and am looking forward to seeing her designs and hearing her opinions (perhaps we should work on more descriptive language, though!) the remainder of the season.
If you’re a Project Runway fan, I’d love to know what you thought of the winning and losing looks, too!