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The Creative Crying Catwalk: Marcy’s Take On Project Runway’s Season Finale

9:30 pm. Credits roll on the finale of Project Runway Season 12. Designer Dom Streater is the proclaimed winner.

Heidi Klum with winner Dom Streater

Cynthia:  So, Marcy, another season of Project Runway has ended.

Marcy:  Yeah, it’s about time. I’ve never seen so much crying. Sometimes I couldn’t tell if we were watching a fashion show or Les Miz. Or that last scene in that Bette Midler movie, Beaches.

Cynthia:  We laughed (not much)…We cried (a lot)…

Marcy:  It was NOT better than CATS. And by CATS I mean me. Not the musical. The musical is stupid.

Cynthia:  I have to say, I don’t have much insight on the finale. All four designers presented excellent collections and each designer had at least one piece that made me gasp. Here are the gasp inducing outfits.

Dom’s  “Retro Redux.”  Love the groovy ’70’s vibe.

Designed by Dom Streater

Cynthia:  Alexandria’s “Neo Nomadic Punk.”  Too cool.

Designed by Alexandria Von Bromssen

Cynthia:  Bradon’s ode to spring. This skirt was love/hate for most due to the color and fabric. I loved it.

Designed by Bradon McDonald

Cynthia:  Justin’s collection was based on his experience of hearing sound for the first time at 18 years old. Love the early ’80’s reference in this cute jumpsuit. So Pat Benatar.

Designed by Justin Le Blanc

Marcy:  That’s it?

Cynthia:  Yes. I think so. At least for now.

Marcy raises her Friskies can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.

Marcy and Cynthia:  Cheers to Designers Alexandria, Bradon, Dom, and Justin for sticking to their (Tim) guns by creating wearable works of art. And, for doing so with incredible passion, heart, and determination.



A Benadryl Induced Post About Project Runway And Bubble Guppies

Marcy tap dances on Cynthia’s chest trying to wake her up from a Benadryl induced haze.

Cynthia (groggily):  Marcy. Ugh. Stop looming over me.

Marcy:  Snap out of it! You left for a week and have been drugged up on cold medicine for days since you got back. My blog is suffering from neglect. You’re two weeks behind in blogging about Project Runway.

Cynthia groans, rolls over, and tries to go back to sleep.

Marcy sits on Cynthia’s head.

Cynthia:  Okay. Okay. So, when I was in Florida I spent some time watching kids TV shows with my 17 month old nephew. We watched Bubble Guppies.



Cynthia: And Yo Gabba Gabba.



Cynthia:  These shows are horrifically mesmerizing. And I truly mean horrific. I did not have the power to turn these shows off. I would be left in the room with no kid and no people and yet, I would still be watching. Transfixed. Limp. Spellbound.

Marcy:  Gasp… You turned into a zombie.

Cynthia (confused):  What? … Oh… Sorry… On to the post at hand. Now, I know I am behind on Project Runway reporting but I have to say that I loved Dom’s looks from Episode 12 last week.

For example, this coat is stunning. Her reference was a butterfly but the billowy volume, the blues/purples, and the way it seems to float are so reminiscent of a cartoon guppy. I just couldn’t take my eyes off of it.


Designer Dom’s Butterfly Coat


Cynthia:  Now this reworked look is so vibrant. What a gorgeous pop of color. Not unlike my Yo Gabba Gabba friends.


Designer Dom’s Reworked Look


Cynthia starts to snap her fingers and sing a Yo Gabba Gabba song.

Cynthia:  “Keep your hands to yourself. Keep your…” Sigh… I really miss my cartoon friends.

Marcy goes back to sitting on Cynthia’a head while trying to determine if the Benadryl needs more time to wear off or if Cynthia has indeed been turned into a zombie by the Bubble Guppies clan.




We Heart Kate Pankoke: Marcy’s Take on Project Runway Season 12 Episode 11

9:30pm. Credits roll on Project Runway Season 12 Episode 11

Kate Pankoke

Cynthia and Marcy stare at the TV in shocked silence.

Cynthia:  I feel like I just got punched in the stomach.

Marcy:  I feel like someone just stole my Friskies.

Cynthia:  The Smug Judges really sent Kate home. I really thought she would get to Fashion Week. I really thought she was going to win the whole contest.

She was consistently in the top throughout all of the challenges. So she made one not so good look. It wasn’t the worst. This doesn’t make sense.

Marcy:  Producers’ decision?

Cynthia:  I don’t know. If they wanted to manipulate us into feeling sad and abused, then yes. I guess. Wow. I feel sad.

Marcy:  I feel  mad.

Cynthia:  Not only is Kate a wonderful designer, she is generous, compassionate, and secure enough in her own talent to avoid the ego infused angst and self doubt that causes most designers on this show to act insane and/or like jerks. She’s sweet. And that’s refreshing. She’s someone you want to be friends with.

Marcy:  I love her. I wonder if she would let me be her kitty?

Cynthia:  Kate was so worried about her “ugly crying” when she got eliminated but in fact, it wasn’t ugly at all. It was beautiful. This meant so much to her… and… it was so heartfelt … and…

Marcy:  Don’t cry, Cindy!

Cynthia (wiping her eyes):  Okay. I just really root for kind and talented people like her. So what was your favorite Kate look?

Marcy:  This one. The flowiness is fascinating to me.

A Favorite Kate Dress

Cynthia:  Like a modern day Marie Antoinette. Magical. Mine was this one.


A Favorite Kate Dress

Cynthia:  Love the color and the cut and the design. Well, Marcy, the good thing is that I know this won’t be the last we see of Kate Pankoke. I see her career going amazing places. She’ll be the Christian Siriano of Season 12.

Shall we?

Marcy raises her Friskies can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.

Marcy and Cynthia: Cheers to Designer Kate for sticking to her (Tim) guns by creating beautiful dresses and being a truly positive artistic force in the world.