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Project Runway Season 10 Ep. 6 – Keeping it Real

This episode was a feel good, makeover party for everyday people to get a glammed up transformation from head to toe.  Friends of the clients brought them to the show and decided it was time that they changed their look and show their true self.  Each designer got randomly teamed up with a client and the end goal was to make them happy, but create a look that would work for them in their everyday setting.

First off, I’d like to say that the group of women on the show is what most women in the US represent, which is all shapes and sizes.  Why not have some expertise in working with different types?  Life isn’t all about models, and I applaud people who realize that.  To me it appears that all the designers didn’t really step up their game and rise to the occasion of creating a showstopper look for these deserving women.  It was as if they were surprised that they didn’t have a model to work with and didn’t know how to proceed! The hair and makeup looked great on all the ladies, but the outfits didn’t get me outta bed.  So unfortunately, I don’t have a favorite this week and this is a first in Project Runway history!  However, I do have some bones to pick with Ven and his hurtful words about his model. 

As soon as Ven realized he had a model that was plus size and not a “real” woman, he began to complain that he’s never worked with someone this size, it’s hard to pick fabrics, the belts are too small for her and he got the short end of the stick since other designers got slimmer body types.  I was shocked that he would say all this and I wanted to slap him numerous times.  Ven, it’s time for some REAL talk:

Ven’s model – what do think of her look?

1.  The client is plus size and you complained about working with her shape.  Hello, have you looked in the mirror lately?  You have no room to talk as your plus size yourself!

2.  You’ve never worked with real women.  Seriously?!?! Is she not real?  Was she a figment of your imagination?  What are models then? 

3.  The outfit you put her in was horrible and didn’t go together at all.  That zipper skirt wasn’t a great fit and the top was average. 

4.  You didn’t really listen to what the client wanted and you upset her to tears.  You were very selfish and didn’t execute to the best of your ability.  

5.  Your best client may be someone you don’t expect or a size you haven’t worked with. If Oprah calls you, I hope it’s to shame you for being inconsiderate and not to design a look for her.  You don’t deserve that opportunity. 

6.  It isn’t fair that you were given the client you got and the others were lucky because they got more smaller body types?!?! Please!!!  Grab the bull by the horn, man up, and MAKE IT WORK!!

There is no time for excuses with each challenge you are given, and there are only solutions to create the best look ever.  I would’ve been happy if Ven got eliminated, and that would have been the best revenge on his poor attitude towards working with a plus size woman.

Not only is he a one trick pony with his “fan” aesthetic in every look, he is now a dead-end douche bag in my book. Exit stage left.

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Episode 5

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Episode 2

Episode 1

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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.

Peep This – Interview with Orenthal Goff

When I first moved out to LA, I was looking for modeling opportunities for exposure.  I responded to an ad for a photo shoot of a clothing line and that’s where I met designer Orenthal  (Orencio)  Goff.  Unique in his style, design and outlook on life, I helped bring to life  O’Peepers Couture– skirts with a twist.  Not only is he a designer, but he sings, dances and who knows what else?  Read on to learn more about this man-on-the-move.

Orencio Goff

1.     How would you describe your clothing line?  O’Peepers Couture – cutting edge, one of a kind, and universal.

2.    Who are your top 3 favorite designers? Alexander McQueen,  Roberto Cavalli and Halston.

3.    What article of clothing in your closet makes you feel on top of the world? Jacket from Lourdes for $1800.  Just says everything and I get compliments every time.

4.    If I were to enter your closet right now, what would I be surprised to see? Not that many clothes – did a Brad Pitt post Jennifer.

5.    How much influence does the way you dress have on your personal brand? None at all.

 6.    Do you follow trends or make your own?  Break my own.

Me wearing one of the O’Peepers skirts

7.    How does Indianapolis style compare to LA style?  Indy is style in the making.

8.    In your opinion, what is the future of fashion?  Individuality.

9.    What would you never be caught wearing as long as you live? Hammer pants.

10.  What is your favorite clothing store in LA?  Sashi B.

11.   What fashion advice would you share with the world?  Be yourself, express yourself.

12.  What do you think is the new black?  Spirituality and individuality.

13.  What makes your clothing line unique from all others?  It’s designed, cut and sewn by me.

14.  As a musician, artist and designer, is your style different for each one? All incorporate a bit of my own style, it’s all me.

Peep this!

About Orenthal Goff

Orenthal Goff was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 8, early one autumn morning. He has been entertaining for most of his life young life. He moved to Los Angeles at the tender age of seventeen alone with sixty dollars and two suitcases quickly finding work in the film industry and singing demos for fun. Fun lead to work as the demo’s turned into records for different producers. Writing hooks and melodies is something that flows like water from him. Playing the guitar is his new found baby. Music and singing has always been a huge part of his life being raised in the church next to his Grandmother Virginia and having his ear tuned in to Casey Kasem Top Forty lead him to the world of pop music.

Training with San Francisco’s Razz Kennedy introduced a new sound to his already tenor soulful voice. Indiana gave him the musical roots of The Police, Diana Ross, Patti Labelle, Kiss, Duran Duran, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Janet and Michael Jackson and many others. California gave him the musical roots of Oingo Biongo, The Cure, Niki Haris, Kenny Chesney, Yazz, Mazzy Star, Lenny Kravitz, Bork, Kinky and the list goes on. His recognizable face as been the spokesman for Miller Genuine Draft, Lens Crafters Eye Wear and MTV to mention a few. His passion for performing has lead him to some of L A’s most known stages. His art for giving dance tracks a certain flavor has allowed him to record with a slew of talented producers. “Arena” is where he made his debut singing an original house track with DJ Fabian and a troop of dancers. This is where his fans begin to take notice and from there it’s been a whirlwind of creativity, music, spirituality, sexuality, and Self Love. Out of the ashes rises “The Rooster” ready to waken the world from sleeping!

For more information, check out his website http://orenthalgoff.com/

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