Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

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Well, I took some time off from turning GI Joe into a drag queen and made a couple of dresses for the Project Blythe Etsy's one of them, I call it Pistachio Salad.

G.I. Drag Queen is coming along nicely, but the manicure and pedicure nearly did me in.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Project Runway Episode 6 Challenge!

Make an outfit for a drag queen! Yaaay! Neither Stella nor Max could pass for a drag queen, but I am lucky in that I bought a G.I. Joe at the thrift store a few months ago....

Challenge 5 Results!

I did my research on Lipstick Jungle and thought OH YEAH. That's just what we need. ANOTHER television show about the erotic angst of white upper class women! But that's a rant for another blog.

So, I tried a shot at what Blayne did for this challenge and constructed some "shorts" for a day to evening look. I even chose the gray palette to make it "classy."(To see more shots of this outfit, click on either of the pictures )I actually like this outfit, and had fun dreaming it up. For fabric, I used coordinating swatches of drapery fabric samples. The jacket is made from an oversized plaid, so you can't detect the pattern, only see a blocking of color. The shorts are made from a micro-version of the same plaid. My only regret is that I didn't have high-heels for Stella to wear, that would've been a better look. But she loves her boots and is happy in spite of me.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Project Runway Episode 5 Challenge!

The episode 5 challenge is to create a day to night look for Brooke Shield's character on "Lipstick Jungle."

Ummm. I haven't watched it. So I will do a little research and come back with it....

Monday, August 18, 2008

Challenge 4 Results!

Here's Max wearing my version of the U.S. Olympic team outfit for the opening ceremonies. I was having a hard time with this until I put the bodice on backwards and turned it up to make little points.

Project Runway Episode 4 Challenge!

Challenge number 4 is for the designers to create a "look" for U.S. athletes at the opening ceremony of the Olympics in China. I have to admit that this particular challenge doesn't trip my trigger -- I'm not much interested in sports, and the red, white & blue color combination is one of my least favorite. But I'll give it a go.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Challenge 3 Results!

I chose to do two looks for challenge 3, because the first look I did was inspired by something in the day time. On watching the episode again, I realized that I needed a night time shot and a night out look. Plus, I got a new girl so now I have two models.

Below is one of the first shots I took for the challenge, a building in downtown Lincoln. I love the architecture and the color palette.
The second shot I took is from standing under the lit dome at the Sunken Gardens at twilight. I love how the blue sort of "glows" behind the structure. The lace-like work of the dome depicts trees and landmarks of Lincoln around the bottom edge. Around the inside of the bottom of the dome is some text, some of which reads "the most beautiful place in the city." And, although I live only several blocks from the garden, I'd never before visited them at twilight. There is certainly an air of magic there at that time.
So here are my girls, Stella (blonde) and Max (blue) wearing their Challenge 3 dresses. I do have to admit that they, and I, are not entirely pleased with the results. As Laura Bennett of Season 4 would say, "there's a whole lot of ugly going on in that room."
Stella says, "good thing my hair is longer than this dress, at least something is covering up my ass!" (Yes that girl swears like a sailor!)Max, on the other hand, is slightly less peeved than Stella, although the dress itself is a tad short, and the lace is M.O.B., she likes that the dress matches her fabulous blue hair.