So the latest thing to go wrong is my desktop computron took a dump today - it boots up to the main screen, but I can’t open any programs or even the task bar. Took it in for repair, and after explaining it to the geek, he gave me a few estimates of what it might be and what the repair might entail - basically either new head drive or reinstall Windows, either one means reinstalling all my programs from scratch. After searching I think I’ve found all the disks for all of them, EXCEPT I was in full panic mode because I couldn’t find my Photoshop originals anywhere! After hours of searching, finally found them - of course they were the only ones that had slipped down somehow to the back of a random storage shelf! Now I wait for the bad news from geek repair to see what needs to be done, and how expensive. Thanks again, Jeebus.
I hope you all had a chance to watch the premiere of Project Runway on Thursday, because it’s time for a recap! If not, then you might not want to read this, as it will contain spoilers.
Ready? Let’s get to it!
Here is my opinion on why I disliked Sandhya’s dress so much; first of all, the entire ‘look’, with the torn shoulders, frayed and ragged hems, soiled look of the material, and the model’s eye makeup gave me the immediate impression that she had been attacked. To me there were only two ways to interpret the look; first, that it was glorification of sexual violence, or second that it was a ‘shock statement’ to speak out against violence towards women. Either way, it WAS TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE for the stated challenge, which was a simple ‘design a Spring look’ (look fashionable for Spring in our ‘just raped’ collection!). It was NOT an ‘avant garde’ challenge, which is the only forum the dress would have been acceptable. There is no way it could be actually worn or be a part of a Spring collection - and Sandhya basically ignored not only the theme, but also what her ‘client’ directed her to produce, which is not how a designer operates in business.
Ignoring a PR theme normally is a huge problem with the judges, and has gotten designers ‘aufed’ before. The judges completely blew off this aspect of the show and made their previous objections to other designers works an obvious farce.