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Project Runway Finale – Dress For Success

© Lifetime/Project Runway

I watched the Project Runway finale last night and thought that the winner would come down to Viktor and Anya.  When he was cut before Joshua, it appeared that Anya was the favorite according to the judges.  When I saw Anya’s first look come down the runway, it was a standout piece and the right way to open the show.  I LOVE dresses and that’s all she made.  The prints she picked were amazing and I would totally rock that whole island look. She definitely has a brand and you would recognize her line instantly.  I feel that makes a true designer, when you can just look up and know who it belongs too.  So in that regard, along with her past designs that were top notch, she should have won.  She has a great eye and even though she doesn’t sew much, which designer does nowadays?  As long as she keeps bringing that vision, I look forward to what comes next.  So congrats to her and I look forward to her bright future!

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Project Runway – Less is More

Anya’s Designs for $11.50 and $50 ©Project Runway/Lifetime

In this episode of Project Runway, the designers have to create a modern 70’s look.  The race was on in Mood to find the right fabric that would inspire the theme.  Anya always has a knack for finding tribal, hip prints and being spot on with her creations.  However, she lost her money when it came time to pay.  That’s the worst that could happen.  Fortunately, Anthony Ryan was able to give her the remainder of his cash, which was $11.50.  With that, she made it work.

The designers were nice enough to give her remnants of fabric if she needed it, but Anya used what she bought and muslin to create her first look.  She dyed the muslin top a coral pumpkin color and used the tribal print as the pants.  Her second look allowed her to create a sexy jumpsuit for $50 (and she didn’t lose her money this time).  The judges loved both looks and are impressed with how Anya can turn things around and think quickly in a second.

I love the fact that Anya had less money and was still able to create a look that wowed the judges and gave her the win for this episode!  it just goes to show that in fashion, sometimes the clothing doesn’t have to be expensive, but it can look that way and that’s all that matters.  I have several pieces in my wardrobe that one may think I spent a fortune on, but it’s all about how you put it together to make an outfit and the confidence you have wearing it. 

The lesson learned? Less is sometimes more.

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