Rue Recap: Project Runway Goes Miniature

Welcome back, Project Runway fans. Last week we talked disco turkeys and other Radio City Music Hall-ready, high-kicking designs. This week? Things got pint-sized. We’re talking babies in the workroom.

Needless to say, it was officially the most adorable episode of the season. So, in celebration of the tiny challenge, I polled the team at Rue on their favorite (and least favorite) mini looks. Here’s who had us cooing – and booing – this week:

Our top pick: Sonjia

I loooved Sonjia’s look,” Ali C., Rue Premium Brand Programming guru raved. “Dressing baby boys like little old men is one of my favorite things!  I loved that the tailored suit stayed comfy in the sweatshirt material.  I also loved how she managed to keep it playful with the monster undershirt.  Sonjia is back!”

Rue Junior Copywriter, Brianna L., couldn’t help but agree. “Sonjia’s look was an all-around win for me,” she gushed. “How adorable (and cozy) did this little guy look? I love the easy vibe of the sweatsuit contrasted with the tailoring on the jacket and the fun little monsters on the T-shirt. This is perfect for babies who need cuddly fabrics.”

And the ones we liked… not so much: Elena & Christopher  

“Even though I was starting to not loathe Elena anymore,” said Ali, “her look was sloppy and poorly executed.  The jacket had potential to be cute with the ruffles, but it did not look like it fit right and was styled horrendously!”

“I know Christopher had a tough time in the design room with this mom,” Brianna started, “but I have to agree with her here – I kind of hated it. I think this little girl’s jacket and dress are adorable, but the color choice is totally off for spill-prone babies.”

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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September 28, 2012