I need to be honest with you: I am a bad blogger. ("Bad" as in "producing content," not as in "content produced." I hope.) I didn't get to write my review of Project Runway's part 1 of the finale, much less the actual finale that aired last week. The reasoning? I'm just not feeling it.
Bunim/Murray has sucked the life out of the show. It's edited quite flatly, there's very little suspense and what suspense there is feels "built" in the edit bay. In short, "BOOOO."
I loved that Seth Aaron won, however! I love his attention to detail and the construction of his pieces are AMAZING. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the dynamic he has with his family. I am SO GLAD that the good guy won! I'm so sad that he had to suffer through the bad production practices of a sub-par production company. I really hope that he comes out with a line of jackets. Not since Jillian have I been so in love with a jacket.
I wish Mila had come in second. Emilio's second place "win" was undeserved. My sister nailed it when she said, "He just designed a nice line for Kohl's." And nothing against Kohl's, but that's not really the aim of a line at Fashion Week. I read on one of Mila's tweets that someone suggested she work for White House/Black Market. YES! Perfect! And once someone builds a store called "Smug For No Reason," I can see Emilio finding a home for his (safe) life there.
The reunion show was also quite dull except for a few moments: Emilio's complete lack of anything likable about his personality, especially when arguing why he dropped his model Holly; Anthony's extremely insincere apology to Mila for calling her a 50+ year-old hag; Ping's wailing; and Jay snapping at Cerri that she has fat legs and crooked teeth. (PS - I now HATE Jay as I adore Cerri. I am now glad he did NOT make it to Fashion Week.) And sadly, this paragraph reads more interestingly than the actual 22 minutes of the show.
So I apologize for not making it work. My blogs take hours and hours to write and I couldn't give Bunim/Murray my time to help promote their less than stellar job with this season. I wish them the best of luck in Season 8. I hope they take a class on how to tell a story. I hope they open up the challenges to 2-days so we can see more interaction and talent ability from the new designers. I hope they get an editor who isn't fresh out of college and can actually cut a show with some energy and power behind it. Yes. I have opinions.
So PLEASE make sure you go to MyLifetime to view the episodes and lines and then go to Blogging Project Runway to read recaps and hear podcasts with the finalists! And hopefully, by the time season 8 rolls around, I'll feel invigorated to keep blogging about this show. Because it just keeps getting harder and harder...
Hugs and hoodies,