On the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway, the designers were taken to Coney Island. First they had to go around with vendor carts, giving samples of Yoplait Frozen Yogurt to the crowd on the boardwalk. The Yoplait taste testers then gave them words describing the frozen yogurt they’d eaten.
After I flew to Coney Island I asked Tom to buy himself some frozen yogurt on one of his trips to the grocery store. It was a big sacrifice for him, but nothing’s too challenging for fashion, right? Here’s the flavor he picked:
A delicious spoonful:
Like the designers, I could choose only three of the descriptive words I was given: “sweet, light, and pink.”
The next step of the challenge involved the designers playing carnival games at Coney Island to win prizes. Guess what I won? NOTHING. I wasn’t at Coney Island, you crazy people. I did, however, manage to procure similar prizes at a local business.
A pink dolphin and a toy cheerleader’s megaphone and pompons.
These prizes had to be deconstructed for yet another unconventional materials challenge, and here’s the look I created as modeled by Ellison.
Showing a little shoe in the second photo. Thanks, Mattel.
Don’t worry about modesty: along with the skirt and asymmetrical top, Ellison is wearing a pair of fluffy bloomers.
Sometime in the dead of night after I finished my look, a design elf infiltrated my workroom. Apparently someone’s (cough–Tom–cough) frozen yogurt experience inspired him to go into the model selection room, grab Lacy, and put her in this look.
I don’t think this design can be considered competition because he failed to use either the Mattel or Belk accessory wall wisely. If the first episode of this season taught us anything, it’s that the judges don’t like seeing models walk the runway without shoes.
My shoe-adorned models and I will see you next time on the runway, where hopefully I’ll create something in a color that’s not pink!
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