Rue Recap: Project Runway in Candyland
Welcome back, Project Runway fans. Last week we talked Snuggies, light-as-air gowns, and Kooan’s apartment. This week? It’s all about thinking outside the box. The candy box, that is.
Yup, we’ve reached the unconventional challenge, and I have dreams of fierce Reese’s wrapper–covered dresses (Season 4, anyone?) as the contestants approach their material-sourcing destination: Willy Wonka’s dream world, Dylan’s Candy Bar.
How’d things work out? Here are some highlights:
Sonjia’s shark candy–bedecked, sea-inspired number and Ven’s sleek black liquorice and pastel rock candy dress are judges’ favorites. I vote Sonjia here. This look is what candy’s supposed to be: simply fun. And did I mention she’s a Bostonian?
As for the lows? Heidi describes Elena’s bold-shouldered, nude Twizzler dress as “art with noodles,” and MK (Kors, not Olsen) calls it “rigatoni Mad Max.” Buffi’s dress was a little too SATC meets Miss Piggy for my taste (although, bless her heart, her accent wins me over).
And as for Lantie’s umbrella-fabric dress splashed with an eensie bit of candy (a rookie mistake), has this girl never watched a previous season? They always get you for using fabric-like materials.
Now, it’s time to do as Nina Garcia tweeted – Eat. Some. Candy.
Until next week, auf wiedersehen.
By Joanna Berliner, Editor
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