Friday, September 25, 2009

My Two Cents On PR6, EP6

This is not a recap. This is me spewing my own warped opinion because I have an incredibly high opinion of myself.
Seriously.
High.
For the recap of all recaps, check out DavidDust.
Let's go, shall we?
The challenge? Create a look inspired by a movie genre--can no one pronounce this word the same way--and create a character to go with it.
Let's go:

Sharin
Genre: Western
Character: Saloon girl; that's a short story there, Sharin. Saloon girl.
My opinion: Well, to be honest, I was doing this look in my Mom's bedroom when I was ten, with a negligee, a shower curtain and a pen with a feather on it. And, to be more honest, I did it better.

Epperson
Genre: Western
Character: Her husband's gone off to war and she's left to run the ranch and protect the family.
My opinion: This is fabulous. Fits his story so well, from the shredded denim to the leather and the boots. I love it. And, really, it's updated from what a western look might be, but it works.

Christopher
Genre: Period piece
Character: Vampire bride about to marry a mortal; does she marry him and make him a vampire, or leave him at the altar to save his life?
My opinion: This is a killer, pardon the pun, outfit. Christopher, for being the one with the least experience, makes beautiful clothes, and this one utterly fits his story. And he gave us all this for $150. I spend more than that on wine just to get the inspiration to create a movie genre character costume.

Gordana
Genre: period Piece
Character: 20's flapper; another short story with no substance.
My opinion: It looks too safe; too, Oh yeah, 20s flapper, I get it. It's a yawn. It's too long. It's too heavy. It's too little and too :::::yawn:::::: huh?

Nicholas
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy
Character: One of three queens of the universe banned to an ice cave by her sisters.
My opinion: I don't like Nicholas. His hair bugs me--I know, I'm shallow like that. But, this is an intriguing outfit, and I liked his story, although it looks a little Doily-glued-to-sheets really and I saw something like in Lord Of The Rings. But the judges likee and Nicky is the winner.

Ra'mon
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy
Character: It was a mess. A lizard queen who comes to Earth and ends up a hot model, or something like that.
My opinion: I love Ra'mon, but this was a D-I-saster. He started one design, tossed it, and went with this. It looks like something i could do with a few scraps of green vinyl, a glue gun, and a dream. The judges really no likee even though they all agree that Ra'mon is very talented, and so he packed his knives and....I mean, the tribe has spoken....I mean, he was the weakest link....Look, he got the boot, all right. I'll miss his apostrophe.

Carol Hannah
Genre: Action Adventure
Character: Did she say? I think it's a character in an action adventure movie genre, but I could be wrong.
My opinion: It looks a little Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux with a little Halle Berry Catwoman tossed in; good, but safe.

Logan
Genre: Action Adventure
Character: See Carol Hannah
My opinion: See Carol Hannah.
Except for the fact that one was shiny and one was not, I didn't see too much that was different. For next week I suggest Tim Gunn move Logan's desk away from Carol Hannah's to avoid wandering eyes and, well, outright copying of your neighbor's work.
Althea
Genre: Film Noir
Character: A woman in a pencil skirt walking down a dark runway. I imagine.
My opinion: Althea's good; this is not. It look like something I could pick up at Macy's; film noir is slightly dark and dangerous. This is high class hooker in a low class motel. It's a little too Sandra Bullock as The Hooker With A Heart Of Gold.

Irina
Genre: Film Noir.
Character: Woman in negligee who wraps a drapery panel around her as she looks through the house on the cliff above the sea for the detective she hired to find her husband but who fell in love with her went insane and now wants her dead. I think.
My opinion: What's with the sheer drapes these ladies are wearing. Scarlett O'Hara did the window dressing as dress far better than this. But I like the nightie; I want the nightie.
Louise
Genre: Film Noir
Character: A 40s actress going to a Hollywood party where she has to wear a costume from the 20s. And, no, I didn't make that up; she said it on the runway.
My opinion: Her two-decade mash-up was a single moment mess-up. Louise in real life dresses more film noir than this and she really blew it. I thought she should have gone home over the Apostrophe Man, but, well, I'm no Michael Kors. I'm actually more Nina Garcia.
That's all.

11 comments:

Michael Rivers said...

Wonderful recap!! I totally agree with you. This was a fun challenge and it really showed some creativity by some of the designers.

I think the biggest news of the episode was that Logan is straight. I was going back and forth on this. I'm not totally convinced.

Dan said...

I love the recap and you were right on. Chritopher should have won this one!

frogponder said...

>I'll miss his apostrophe.<

lololololol, me too!
btw, good job.
Louise should have packed her scissors
and gone.

Howard said...

For the most part, I agree. I thought Louise should have gone home, and Christopher should have won. And for all the talk with Nina's coffee girl and Heidi, the fabrics Nicholas used did not look more lush on my TV screen. I am losing faith in the judging panel. Or at least what is left of it.

RAD said...

great recap....PR is good this season..lots of talent!

Lou said...

PR6 hasn't even started here yet - must stop reading these posts, though are very entertaining.

Miss Ginger Grant said...

How did we end up with 3 film noirs? I thought there was only sposta be 2 of each johnra!

David Dust said...

Here is my back-story: I am actually a Recapper in my 20's posing as a Recapper in his 40's.

As for my Jean-Ra, I have no idea...

XOXOXOXOXO

Berry Blog said...

to me they all look like messed up bedclothes out of a rags and tattered unkempt room. But I know nothing of fashion except when my suspenders ride my crotch too high.

Joy said...

Good recap, Bob! I enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Don't you ever talk about Ra'mons work in that tone again!