Week 4 is here and I have another crazy challenge under my belt! At first I was scared for this challenge, but towards the end, I got really excited about my runway look! Read on to see the result…
If you’re just catching up, don’t miss last week’s, Daylight to Blacklight challenge, week 2’s Everyday Woman challenge, and the first week’s Unconventional Challenge. Be sure to watch Project Runway as it airs Thursday nights at 9pm on Lifetime (not sponsored). Then, watch me as I 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.
Jennifer Yue – One of my mentors and friends from Coach. This woman really knows how to run a business, and if you ever have the privilege of working with her you will be forever amazed at how much you learned!
Monica Johnsrud – My former classmate at Cornell, roommate in NYC, and badass designer extraordinaire. She has worked for a fantastic line up of NYC based designers… but I secretly hope she starts her own line ;)
Special Thanks to:
Mom – think of her as my Tim Gunn
Lindsay Stafford Photography – the only way to nail a runway look is with a killer photog!
Ready to watch? Me too!
The Look: Since I actually do design and sell printed fabrics and happened to have 1 yard of my most popular grey leopard on hand, I used this for the main pattern. I wanted a sporty vibe, something that I would wear stand-up-paddleboarding (my newest hobby) and that would be comfortable and protect the skin, so I went with a long sleeve top and a smaller, high cut bikini bottom. I layered 3 colors of elastic in order to make the banding at the waist and top hem, and used a white mesh as inset panels for the top and casual cover up. I liked having the sleeves of the cover up shorter so that the bathing suit peeked out, while still providing coverage over the waist and bum.