Wedding dress redux

Last week’s Project Runway took an interesting spin on the wedding dress. Instead of creating a dress for a new bride, designers were challenged to transform an old wedding dress into a new fashionable post-divorce look.

Many of the designers spoke about this challenge being a “fresh start” for the divorcees — out with the old and in with the new, so to speak. Those moments were thoughtful and considerate. But, what I really enjoyed was Michael Kors. Miss Mojito recapped an episode last week, and she thanked the fashion gods for bringing him back on the show. I, too, want to thank the fashion gods. He is responsible for such fierce and fabulous quotes — but, the whole episode was chock-full of them. Here are some of my faves:

  • “Looks like tinfoil…a metallic garbage bag.” – Michael Kors on Christopher’s ultra shiny and baggy dress
  • “So, you specifically did not ask for Octoberfest?”– Heidi Klum on Epperson’s beer maid/pirate’s wench design
  • “Where are the beer signs?” – Michael Kors on Logan’s look, after Heidi said she was having another Octoberfest moment
  • “You don’t want her to look like a cougar.” – Tim Gunn on Christopher’s dress

Irina was still on the  top of her game. She was a close second with her “age appropriate, sleek and expensive-looking” dress. It was quite lovely and sophisticated, and something I could see Helen Mirren wearing. But, it was Gordana, a divorcee herself, who won. And, it was Epperson who was sent home.

pr6-ep8-gordanaGordana transformed an old wedding dress into
an edgy and chic design

dior-bootiesWhat shoes to wear with Gordana’s edgy and chic design? I thought the dress was pretty awesome, probably the best item she’s made all season. It was hip, wearable, flattering, and a great color. We need something equally edgy and chic for the shoe pairing. I know I pair booties with a lot of PR designs, but I just bought a pair myself, and I have to admit, I’m a fan. Those of you who are skeptical, trust me, they look much better on. So, I’m going with these Dior Cannage Bow Ankle Booties. They have edgy cross-stitching, but also a delicate bow above the peep-toe.

posted by Ms. S&C

5 responses to “Wedding dress redux

  1. I actually caught this episode (I ALWAYS forget and end up missing them!) – and I loved the Octoberfest comments!! Although, I thought I heard “where are the beer STEINS” – either way, absolutely HILLARIOUS!! great recap Ms S & C

  2. I have not been a fan of the bootie craze, but I do like the ones you profiled here – just not sure they are in my price range!

  3. @Kathy, OMG! Kors probably did say “beer steins,” which is way funnier than beer signs. I can’t believe I mis-heard that up. Hilarious.

    @Isabelle, these booties *definitely* fall under the category, “shoes I can’t afford.”

  4. At first glance I did not like those shoes, and was even a little angry.

    At second, I do. They just flipping WORK. It must be the bow. Cheers!

  5. Ladies dresses are usually in more classic styles. There is a wide selection, but the focus is the fundamentals that can be built on from season to season.

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