I have a bit of an addiction, and my habit just got stoked last night. I admit it.
I’m a Project Runway addict.
It’s been hard the past three or four seasons. Since the change from Bravo to Lifetime, along with a change in production company, the show has been way short on talented designers and way high on . . . well . . . maybe I’ll leave that particular noun to your imagination.
Anyway, last night the new season started up and it was Project Runway All Stars. They brought back about a dozen of the designers who didn’t win their seasons. They changed the judges. They changed the mentor (Tim Gunn, I miss you!).
But they kept the cray-cray-cray contestants.
The thing about this group of designers is that they’re really talented, which, in my never-so-humble opinion, hasn’t been the case in the last several seasons. These designers are terrific, at least mostly (with an appropriate set of cray-cray-cray left in, just to make it fun).
One of the discussions I’ve been having with a writing partner is the importance of understanding what contemporary style is all about, even when she personally has no interest in it. She writes smart, witty, wonderful characters who are (supposedly) rich and stylish and successful–and they dress like . . . well, again, I’ll let you come up with the description. So I’ve been haranguing her more than a little the past few days, to the point where in any court of law it would probably labeled harassment. I’ve even condemned her to (gasp!) watching a minimum of ten episodes of What Not to Wear on TLC, purchasing and studying one (only) copy of In Style magazine, and to regularly peruse my favorite snarky-gay-bloggers, Tom & Lorenzo at their website.
You’d have thought I’d condemned her to Death Row.
So anyway, that’s my personal addiction: Project Runway. What about you? What’s your guilty secret? Come on . . . ‘fess up. It’s just between us!
And if you want to see what it’s all about, try this snippet from PR below.