Friday, April 2, 2010

Project Runway Peeves.

So it's Good Friday, the day that Jesus died on a cross, and I'm celebrating it by sitting in a comfy chair watching old Project Runway episodes and eating Milo out of the tin with a plastic fork from FoodWorks. I am a disgusting human being.

But I won't dwell on that thought too much longer.

I just finished watching the second series of Project Runway Australia, and I'm working my way through the seventh series of the American show. I love Heidi Klum, but Kristy always looks poised to kill. But I love, love, love Henry Roth!

Anyway, here are some things that irritate me (I love talking about things that irritate me. It's so therapeutic!).

Peeve #1: Hoods

What is with the obsession with hoods?!? It seems the designers think sticking a hood on an otherwise mediocre outfit will somehow make it 'unique' and 'exciting'. Admittedly, I like some of the hoods. Like the one in this first picture. But ten dresses and jumpsuits later, I've gotten the point. You like hoods.

Ok, so I couldn't find many pictures of stuff with hoods. But believe me, they're EVERYWHERE.
Peeve #2: Avant-garde challenges

I probably can't say it any better than Gertie did here. Don't get me wrong, I think avant-garde is one of the more enjoyable challenges to watch. But the designs seem to follow a trend very much like that of the hood I spoke of previously - lets make a simple dress and inject excitement into it by sticking a giant lobster on the model's neck.

Of course, I can't say they're not fun to look at! Henry Roth certainly got this right: "There is a fine line between avant-garde and ugly." Take a look at Ryan's dress from Season Two:

I don't even know what that is.

Peeve #3: Theatrics

I'm a sucker for reality shows. I can't help it. I religiously followed Popstars from the age of 10 (sadly enough, one of the first CDs I bought with my own pocket money was Bardot). Then there was Australian Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and now Project Runway. But the theatrics of Project Runway bugs me. I guess I'm more interested in the design of the dresses, which only occupies about 0.83% of the show.

Reminds me of what Josh Thomas said about So You Think You Can Dance on Good News Week (watch it here, it's really funny!)...

Peeve #4: Michael Finch

Yes, Michael deserves his own category.

The only thing you need to know about Michael is that he likes - sorry, not likes, LOVES - hair.

Best quote of the series came from Kellyanne: "Michael! I’m too stressed with my own stuff to feel the breeze of your swishing hair running past me every five seconds!"


  1. You know I have never watched Project Runway? I have seen neither the American nor the Australian version. I think it would annoy me!

  2. You're not missing anything, don't worry :) I only watch the runway bits, because the people irritate me too much!

  3. I agree with you, the drama just pisses me off. I want to see more of the creative part! And freaking close ups on the detaling! What's up with that?! You want to study everything in detail, but no. Runway or 50 meters away. You choose.. Haha!

    (And what is vegemite? Close to marmite (with is nasty as h*ll!) or something completely diffrent?) :)

  4. I know, everything is so far away on the runway! The drama must hook non-sewers on the show, such a shame :(

    Vegemite is yummy :) It's really similar to Marmite, but not as strong. I think it's an aquired taste - I'm yet to meet a non-Australian who likes Vegemite... :D

  5. Yeah, I guess. But isn't like "models of the runway" better for the non-sewers? Or Top model? WFTmoments all the time... (I love that show though, but it's the same there, why so much drama, so little photoshoots?!)

    Haha! Sort of like the swedish dish "surströmming". This is gonna sound really really disgusting (though it isn't. At all! I LOVE IT!!! haha!) but "surströmming" is like harring thats been ferminted (don't know how to bend that, google translate can only do that much!) a long time. It's sounds like something you can die from, but it's really salty and yummy! But, then again, "Surströmming" devides the entire country so 50% loves it. And the other 50% hates it. (This is a picture of what it looks like: )

  6. This post just made me laugh and laugh! Love your humourous writing :)