Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Project Accessory - Did the Magic Make It?

If you watched this season of Project Runway, you probably saw commercials for Project Accessory. I was immediately intrigued, as we all know I live and breathe for shooooooes! But I was also tres skeptical -remember the awfulness that was Models of the Runway?

Well, we're three episodes in now. I admit, I started off all kinds of "meh." The only person I could remember was the lady who has both a wonky eye and crazy eyes... I'm never usually a straight-up bitch on my blog, but the only accessory she needs is a pair of sunglasses.

But I digress! As the episodes have progressed, I've realized that of course I haven't made any attachments yet.  It usually takes me until episode six at least to start loving on people, though I usually identify one or two early on that I want to keep my eye on. For Project Accessory I'm having a lot of trouble getting a sense of who these people are as designers.

When it comes down to it, I don't think accessory designers are taught to have a strong, cohesive point of view. Especially when some people obviously focus on jewelry, some on leather goods. It always seems like a great pair of earrings and a necklace and then a belt way out from left field.

That and I find the whole runway concept a little stilly for accessories. "Everyone look how different accessories transform the same dress!" Except not really that much.

I still have hope that my attitude will change towards the show, but overall I find the concept that anyone can match the love I know feel for Nina, Michael Kors, Heidi and the most beloved person in fashion, Tim Gunn, impossible.