On the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway, the designers were instructed to show their aesthetic while designing fashionable, age-appropriate looks for senior citizens. While we were watching the episode, Tom asked if I had any “senior” dolls. I do have a Mattel grandmother, and I also have Rosie O’Donnell, who’s a little older and fuller-figured than my usual models. Then Tim reminded me that I have much older models who I was forgetting.
He’s right! Twilight’s Rosalie Hale will be NINETY-EIGHT this year.
Not bad for a senior, huh? In human+vampire years, that is. In only human years, she’ll always be eighteen, the age she was turned from human to immortal. It’s appropriate that I should feature Rosalie since this happened this past weekend.
On to my design. First of all, when I think of anyone ageless and timeless who also has impeccable fashion sense, I think of designer Carolina Herrera, who’s seventy-four and amazing. Rather than taking my inspiration from her work, I wanted to pay homage to the designer herself. No tattered princess look from me this time; I wanted the design to convey class and elegance.
I kept Rosalie’s jewelry, created for her by Mattel.
I think the belt was manufactured by Spin Master for LIV dolls, or else for Moxie Girlz by MGA Entertainment. But Rosalie’s shoes, chosen to match the belt even though we can’t see them, are Mattel’s for the Model Muses.
I hope you agree that whether coming or going, the undead can look fabulous. See you next time on the runway!
To see previous designs from this season: