Archive for March, 2013

27
Mar
13

Doodle #357: Face Off.

Face Off, a show in the SyFy network.

Face Off — Click on image above to enlarge.

23
Mar
13

Doodle #356: Project Runway Nightmare Challenge

Project Runway Tackles Size 16.

Project Runway Tackles Size 16 — Click on image above to enlarge.

23
Mar
13

Doodle #355: Same to You, Fat Tony Scalia!

Same to You, Fat Tony Scalia!

Same to You, Fat Tony Scalia! — Click on image above to enlarge.

23
Mar
13

Doodle #354: Stanley Hudson: A Class Act.

Stanley Hudson — A Class Act.

I started watching Project Runway this year in an attempt to understand what designers are thinking when they fashion clothing.  First and most important, the best designers are artists first. I like artists; after all, I am one.

Project Runway is a cross between a quiz show and a reality show with each episode having a “challenge.”  Most of the challenges are offbeat, such as making an ensemble out of hardware and plants, or clothes for a superstar or a model who is young and gorgeous.  My favorite so far though has been the “Senior Fling”, so named because the models are actual women who just happen to be seniors.  This particular challenge had a time limit of only one day, instead of the usual two, to make a fashion statement within a budget and take into consideration the preferences of their models of assorted tastes, styles and shapes.

My favorite, Stanley Hudson, a Los Angeles designer with a tendency toward the elegant, did not turn up his nose at the challenge. Several of the other contestants were absolutely flummoxed as to what to do for an older woman.

It gives me hope to know that there is a designer out there who has not pigeon-holed senior women as hopeless, and who sends them to the sweat-suit aisle. I applaud him for his design and hope to see a lot more from him in the coming years.

In case you did not see the show, here is his design, which just happened to also be the winner of the challenge:

Design by Stanley Hudson.

Stanley

03
Mar
13

Doodle #353: Mrs. Vera Newman is Actually a Ventroliquist’s Dummy.

Mrs. Vera Newman is Actually a Ventroliquist's Dummy.

03
Mar
13

Doodle #352: Jane Wyman’s 1949 Oscar Kiss.

Jane Wyman's 1949 Oscar Kiss.

Jane Wyman’s 1949 Oscar Kiss — Click on image above to enlarge.

03
Mar
13

Doodle #351: Ted Cruz Is Seeing Red.

Ted Cruz Is Seeing Red.

Ted Cruz Is Seeing Red — Click on image above to enlarge.