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Toilet Paper Blowing in the Wind: Project Runway Season 5, Episode 3
Thursday, July 31, 2008, 01:43 k
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The Synopsis: Last night’s episode had the contestants designing a garment based on New York night life. The designers were taken around the city on a double decker bus and let loose to roam around a New York City staple spots to capture an image on a digital camera for inspiration.

The Guest Judge: Sandra Bernhard served as the guest judge because she is pretty much the epitome of New York night life, umm okay…. But nevertheless, she seemed okay and was not lacking in the personality department. But this is the second week in a row where the guest judge underwhelemed.

The Winner: Kenley won with this 80s inspired dress:

The Loser: Emily lost with this ruffled FLOP:

The Rundown:

#1: We can’t decide whether we love or hate Blayne. So far his designs have been adequate (minus the first one). And while we do find him terribly annoying– he’s trying way too hard to be a character–at times he does stuff that makes us go “awwwwwwww, I think I like you.”

Example: Getting Tim Gunn to say “Holla at ur boi.” Classic and priceless.

SIDE NOTE: Since we are on the topic of Tim Gunn, news broke yesterday that he was paid nothing for season 1 and only $2,500 for season two. He really is a trooper, but it did end up paying off in the long run. We knew Bravo was cheap but CMON

#2: Did anyone catch Daniel saying he was going to miss Wesley? Ooh, their romance was probably budding at that point.

#3: EW! We really, really hate Suede! At this point we don’t even care if he’s a good designer or not. His third person speaking has gotten out of control and is now beyond grating. We hope to see him kicked off next week. Suede, it was almost laughable to hear you call yourself “Bi” in the last episode, you’re so last queer its not even funny.

#4:Keith Bryce has now moved into the resident hottie position since Wesley was kicked off. Mikey seriously wanted to cut Nina when she basically tore Keith apart for his “toilet paper in the wind dress” (leave it to Michael to come up with that). She needs to back off, he’s just a gay Utah boy trying to make it in this big scary world. And we’re not even gonna hate on that gangsta-meets-white-trash look you have going on.

#5: Joe, you are incredibly boring and we hope that you are released from the show soon.

#6: Stella, we find you kind of annoying and, at the same time, kind of like you. We’re not really a fan of what you make, but it does seem like you technically can make things really nice . It’s just that the taste level is not there. She’s kind of like Cher without the fame.

MIKEY’S PICKS:

The Worst:

Emily: I had to agree with the judges on sending home Emily. Her dress was all wrong. It was just not pleasing to the eyes. It looked like someone threw up on the dress with paper mache. I was expecting more from her, so it was kinda sad having to see her go.

Terri: Next up is Terris ugly garment. I sooo have to disagree with the judges on this one. I found it terribly ugly and tacky. From the flared pants to the print of the dress, to the open back. And it screamed anything but urban. Maybe the model alone looks like a tough bitch, but this outfit screams, “I was bought for $10 at the mall.” I hated it.

Jennifer: My last choice has to go to Jennifer’s dress. I find her boring, and i found her dress boring. It looked like something a grandma would wear. And I’m sooo tired of hearing her tired-ass line about Surrealism and Dali–that’s just an abstract way of saying I make ugly. Girl, just own up to the ugly.

The Best:

Kenley: I had to agree with the Judges on Kenley as the top pick. The picture doesn’t really do the dress justice., but once you see it going down the runway it really is a nice surprise. I was really down with both fabric choices and her use of shape.

Daniel: Next up i have to go with Daniel, whose dress Ifound incredibly cute. I really loved the color, the choice of fabric and that it was made really smoothly. It looks like Daniel may be one of the ones to watch out for. Damn you, you get Wesley and you happen to be good.

Leanne: My last choice goes to Leanne, who bounces back this week. She was almost a goner last week for the Peter Pan outfit gone wrong, but this week she learned to edit her wacky ways and toned it down but still managed to keep a bit of herself. The skirt was amazing, and loved the color choices.

VALENTINA’S PICKS:

Worst:

Stella: Oh, Stella, why? Just why?

Jennifer: Girl, you need to bring that hem up and bring that neckline down. This wasn’t a “make the best oufit for Sears” contest. Furthermore, you can’t just slap a clock design on a dress and call it surreal. Don’t be stupid.

Terri: Yeah, seriously, what were the judges thinking? I think it was just last season that Michael said that he was so over dresses over pants. And, yes, it looks like a Forever 21 or H&M sale rack reject. Maybe without the pants??? No. Still terrible.

Best:

Kelli: Okay, this picture is hideous, but on the runway Kelli’s look was really striking. The details were interesting, and I swear that top didn’t look so disgusting on tv.

Kenley: Very cute and really fashion-forward. I looooove the shape, and I’m a maniac for a puffed sleeve.

Jerrell: I’m not absolutely loving any others, so I’m going to go with Jerrell just for the heck of it. It’s a fun dress, and i like the slanted ruffles. Not bad.

–Valentina & Mikey

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Watch This: Gnarl’s Barkley’s “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul?” Video
Thursday, July 31, 2008, 01:40 k
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So, my friend sent me an IM and was like you have to watch this, you will love it. And sure enough i went crazy for it. Here is the new video for Gnarls Barkley’s second single off their new album The Odd Couple, which I’m sure some of you didn’t even know was out.  The single is called “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul,” and it’s pretty genius. It was directed by Chris Milk who has helmed videos for Kanye West.

Check it out:

–Mikey



LA Premiere: Special Disco Version
Thursday, July 31, 2008, 01:28 k
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So if you’re in Los Angeles, you got a very special event next week as James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem + DFA Founder) and Pat Mohoney’s (LCD Soundsystem) newwest disco venture comes to LA dubbed  SPECIAL DISCO VERSION.

Also appearing at the event will be Tim Sweeney of Beats in Space. A LIMITED NUMBER of advanced tickets are on sale now for $15, and it’ll go to $20 when these run out. The moral of the story is: BUY YOUR TIX NOW as you’ll not only save some cash, but you’ll also guarantee entrance.

This will sell out! Advance tickets can be purchased here .

Special Disco Version
Tim Sweeney
Lovefigners + Nitedog

August 9 / 10pm-5am / Secret Downtown Disco Location
$15 (advanced tix)

–Mikey



Controversy: Paris Vogue Gives Anti-Fur Activists the Finger
Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 01:54 k
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Here’s a look at Paris Vogue’s pro-fur spread dubbed “Reality Show.” I’m not a fur fan, but I love a good controversy.

–Valentina

See more of the spread at the Fashion Spot.



The Coco Chanel Cell Phone
Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 12:53 k
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Designer cellphones are going to be taken to a whole new level if this does in fact ever come out, but a Coco Chanel cellphone concept by Fred de Garlihe, who designs luxury products, was first spotted on
newlauches.com
.

The design works by “integrating an optical fiber system that display image between two glass parts. There are 12 micro lighter fibers, that throw image components to the glass, that offer a quite good luminosity, and keep the mobile phone concept as light as possible. All lights only appear when you open the phone, by pushing removable part on the side of it.”

This is only a prototype, so chances are it may never come out, but this would make me trade in my iPhone in 1 second. There is also a Giorgio Armani cellphone in the works for Samsung.

If you need your designer phone fix now you can try picking up the new touch screen Prada phone by LG.

–Mikey




Hysteric Glamour Hits the US
Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 12:44 k
Filed under: Consume This, Denim, Designer Spotlight, Fashion News | Tags: , , ,

Hysteric Glamour is coming to the US with a showroom that has opened in Los Angeles. Hysteric Glamour is a popular Japanese clothing line created by Nobu Kitamura.

The line is inspired by 1960’s and 70’s American culture that Kitamura witnessed while growing up as a child. HG recently created popular designs based upon Andy Warhol, which were only availble in Japan and sold out upon release. I have been hearing rave things about there denim line, too.

Here are some pics to give you a taste:

You can get Hysteric Glamour shirts at 80s Purple.

–Mikey



Miss Bruno’s New Collection

Our friends over at Miss Bruno have a new collection, which can now be purchased online. The NYC company is the brainchild of two Brooklynite sisters, and their “My So Called Dress” line has caused quite as stir for the way it balances intricate detail with utter simplicity.

Check out the website to get a glimpse of the stunning portraits of their latest offerings. As for inspiration, they tell us,”The visual story of the new campaign was inspired by our serious Island/City girl complex.” A super-limited collection, only 100 of their hand-cut pieces will be released worldwide.

Miss Bruno will be available in boutiques this fall, and until then, you can shop their boudoir sample sale every weekend at the Young Designers Market in Soho at 268 Mulberry St. between Prince & Houston.

–Valentina