So, who watched Project Runway last night? I jacked myself up on coffee so that I could stay up to watch it live, desperately hoping upon hope that my man Rami would pull out a surprise upset and win it all. Alas, as I said to Linda just now, Robo-Spice delivered the kiss of death by unabashedly fawning over Christian's collection.
Overall, my feelings are mixed. I do think that Christian is ridiculously talented - bravado aside. I think the finalists this season were an apples and oranges mix - Jillian and Rami were fantastic at clothes that I could actually conceive of a 'real' person wearing. Rami creates beautiful evening wear, and Jillian's sportswear just rocks. Christian, though, designs - and I think Rami said this last night - for models, not women. He is haute couture in every meaning of the word. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the three of them.
I have one bone to pick with the judges this time around. Rami got a crazy amount of grief for his "Brady Bunch Colors". Are they kidding? Who wants to look like a Sprocket? Then, they jumped on Christian for using so much black. WTF?
And finally, I'm catching up on my magazine reading since doing so many reader reports has given me a lovely pile to work through. I'm up to January 2008's Marie Claire. Got a copy handy? No? No worries, let me guide you. Page 23 - What Our Editors Are Buying - gee, a hot pink Calvin Klein bag; a bright turquoise Burberry trench, a yellow v-neck cardigan from H&M, and a pair of purple satin peep-toe pumps from Steve Madden. And that's just for starters.
I'm sure Nina would roll her eyes and say drolly, "But we are Elle Magazine."