The winner and loser of the latest episode of Project Runway were debated yesterday in the TWoP Bullpen (though, I have to confess -- not debated that hotly, since Sars and I normally agree on...everything). I didn't think the loser was that bad; at least the designers styled it with a belt so you could see the model's figure (which is why my favourite look was the fuchsia dress the engineer-cap guy came up with, that apparently fell someplace in the middle as far as the judges were concerned). For exactly that reason, I thought the looks the judges loved the most -- not just Victorya's, but Elisa's as well -- were off-puttingly tentlike. Of course they look good on models, because you can see their skinny gams sticking out the bottom and know they're slim under all those wads of fabric. But anyone else -- including a slim woman with big boobs, because the dress is going to fall from there (er...them) -- will look pregnant. It's a fact.
But anyway, Victorya's was the winning look whether I like it or not, and made it to Steve & Barry's; if you're thinking of getting it for yourself, check out EW PopWatch's review first.
It is with sadness that we must now mourn the death of Sarah Jessica Parker's Mole. Mole, born in 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, made its debut on the lower quarter of Sarah Jessica Parker's face about two millimeters below the right corner of her mouth, and subsequently went on to star as Annie on Broadway, in the cult '80s show Square Pegs, and opposite a youthful Helen Hunt in the movie Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. In the late '80s, Mole dated notorious bad boy Robert Downey, Jr. but wisely severed ties with the troubled actor in order to focus on its career. It also had a relationship with the late John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Tomorrow night we'll be blessed with yet another forum in which to enjoy the darlingness of Tim Gunn, consummate gentleman, sartorial sage and all-around mensch. What I mean is that Tim Gunn's Guide to Style returns for another season, bravely ridding the world of schlumpy dressers and hot messes one woman at a time, with the aid of a high-tech machine called the Opti Tex (think a real life version of the Glaminator 11.0. This season, stylist and boutique-owner Gretta Monahan takes over for Veronica Webb as Tim's partner in crime, and the two let us nosy journalist types bombard them with all manner of questions about the upcoming season and the celebs and fashions they wish would take a long walk off a short pier. Here are the highlights: