Week 2 of Project Real Way is live and the competition is in full swing!
Well… I’m not voting myself off yet, so I guess the competition is pretty low but excitement is still high!
If you didn’t see in last Thursday’s Unconventional Challenge post, let me fill you in. Each week, I will be watching Project Runway as it airs Thursday nights at 9pm on Lifetime (not sponsored). Then, I will attempt to complete the challenge at home and post the following Thursday before the next week’s episode. Although it won’t be exactly the same, I will do my best to complete the challenge given financial and time constraints.
Diane Mahady-Stefanovic – My previous Boss and Mentor at Coach. She is the most inspiring and positive person I’ve ever worked with, and I’m so lucky she volunteered to be a #ProjectRealWay judge!
Ashley Nelson – A friend and fellow blogger, Ashley is the wiz behind ImpossiblyImperfect.com, a lifestyle blog about celebrating a beautiful life … flaws, imperfections, laughter and all. She is Dallas born, NYC based, and knows every fantastic cocktail there is to be had in NYC.
Denise Green – My previous classmate at Cornell who is now an ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in our design major, and one hell of an anthropologist. ‘Professor Green’ once asked me to help her make a video about my preppy sorority sisters- she wanted to do research about what the little collie dogs embroidered on their pants meant to them….. (not a joke).
Special Thanks to:
Mom (think of her as my Tim Gunn)
Vanessa at Cooper Alley Salon in Mill Valley
The entire team at Britex Fabrics
Ready to watch? Here we go!
The Look: I immediately thought a coat/dress would be perfect for the versatility needed in the ‘everywoman’s’ wardrobe. I found this beautiful mustard yellow satin-backed tweed, which allows the fabric to be raw cut at the sleeves and hem. I liked this rough edge detail as a contrast to the covered up silhouette to avoid the look from being to conservative. The inset details are actually done in ombre silk dyed ribbon, and inset in-between the tweed panels for a little sheerness. Lastly, I chose to exaggerate the sleeve as this coat needed a bit of a flair so it wasn’t too simple, and I particularly like the bracelet sleeve length so that it can be layered nicely over longer tops.
Here are the final images of the look:
Alright, your turn! Tell me your feedback on the look- positive or negative- I want to hear it! Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Want to be a sponsor for #ProjectRealWay ? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas and we can get started!