Category Archives: Pet Peeves

Project Runway no more

image from Project Runway on Lifetime TV

My friends, I am so disappointed with the choice of Gretchen last night, that I don’t think I can watch another season of Project Runway again.  There’s no denying that she came out strong with in the first two challenges, but week after week thereafter, she sucked.  The judges thought she sucked too.  Or so I thought.

I was really surprised when she made it to fashion week and from that point on I suspected that there was a plan in place for her to win the whole shebang.  Well, my suspicions were proven last night.

I think Michael C should have been in the final 3, not Gretchen and then she wins???  Her runway show was boring.  She used the same tired old print over and over again.  Her designs made me yawn.  There was no excitement, no ideas, no future.  All of her clothes looked RTW. 

Correct me if I’m wrong, but this show is about Design right?  Design with a capital D?  Nowhere in the word Design do I see the letters RTW.  Why on earth did they pick her???

On the Project Runway Facebook page last night there were thousands of comments deriding the choice of Gretchen as the winner with many, many people saying they would never watch again.  I think they made a serious misstep last night.  I can’t fathom why they would choose her.  What was the strategy behind it?  What was the ulterior motive?  What do they gain by choosing Gretchen?

I just don’t get it.  And they have lost me as a viewer.

Rant over.


A public service announcement

Do you see that big X on my new suit skirt’s vent?  What do you think it’s there for?

  • If you said it is an embroidered embellishment, YOU’RE WRONG!
  • If you said it is to keep your vent closed for modesty’s sake, YOU’RE WRONG!
  • If, instead, you said it’s to keep the skirt looking nice in the store and that one should remove the stitching after purchasing the skirt so that you can wear the skirt as it is meant to be worn, well then, YOU ARE CORRECT!!!

My friends, I can’t tell you how many times every week, I see some poor deluded soul with their skirt or coat vents still stitched up.  I just can’t believe that A) no one has told them to remove the stitching, and B) that they actually think it’s supposed to remain there. 

So, please pass along this apparently much-needed service announcement to as many people as possible.  We have an epidemic on our hands!!!

P.S.  If you deduced that I bought a RTW suit recently by the picture above,  you’re correct.  I really needed a brown suit in my wardrobe since apparently I’m still a growing girl (unfortunately).  And I found the perfect brown suit at Ann Taylor recently.  It went on sale, so I just snapped it up.  Since I haven’t perfected a TNT suit jacket yet and don’t have time to do so right now, I had to buy a suit.  This is, in my opinion, a perfect suit for me.  It’s fitted without being tight, has great yet subtle seam details, and is very slimming.  I have discovered that 2 or 3 button suit jackets are the way to go with a larger bust.  1 button jackets don’t give you waist definition and just plain make you look 20 lbs heavier than you are.  (How do I know this?  Because my last two suit purchases were 1 button jackets.  Argh!)  I feel really great in my new suit today.  🙂