Sunday, November 19, 2006

(Beginning of Challenge) Model Call:
1. Ana
2. Alyssa *smirks*
3. Devika *smiles*
4. Sophia
5. Teeani
6. Emily
7. Megan
8. Raschell
9. Hollie
10. Ambola *claps*
11. Nina *"Thank You!"*
Eliminated: Marla *cries backstage*

This time we asked you to design a cocktail dress(can be floor length) for your model. This one was more about styling than anything else, imitating the style of the classic pin-up girl. She has just become a movie goddess and you need to design her a dress for her debut down the red carpet. The paparazzi was there so her back view should have been as extraordinarily fabulous,as the front. She wanted to look like a movie star from the old Iconic Silver Screen. We told you to think Audrey Hepburn, Marylin Monroe, and Frank Sinatra, but modern as well. The winner will receive the title of The Next Big DeviantART Designer along with melancholycreations, lashanthao, ladylucrezia, and ceazar. You will receive two interviews with top fashion websites, a mentorship from moi ^^ lol, and their final ten piece collections redone by none other than George Nelson (wakasashe-fashion).

TOP 3 (in random order)
da-coopa-one Another great entry!! Excellent interpretation of the assignment. Before it "went out on the runway" the dress was shortened, and that was a good pay off. I love the drawback to Monroe, and the back is just as interesting as the front. It's wonderful and extremely classic! The cut is great and the garment has been rendered perfectly. The cohesiveness between the front and the back are fantastic. This is a dress that could be worn on the red carpet today or could have been worn as far back as the 40's!! Congrats!!!

ball-jointed-Alice It's become very easy to tell which design is ball-jointed-Alice. This was well thought out with attention to lovely details(the pearls and lace are excellent here). She just handled everything so well. I think it's a gorgeous entry. The soft stripe paired with pink. And the accessories, as always, are lovely and not overwhelming! I would like to know more details about the bow along the edge of the skirt and if it would be a print or an attached bow. We send caution though: While she has an excellent and strong point of view I'd like to see more range. All of her looks so far have a very limited, light pallette. I can't wait to see what else she can do.

Kashirohato wakasashe's favorite and signature designs are in the bust. Here, Kashirohato just blew me away. She created a wonderful, sensual garment both elegant and flirty. I love the look, and her bust fits so well. It's magnificently done. The details are very new and innovative! It looks comfy and functional AND sexy! And those shoes are hot and we especially like the draping in the bodice of this dress. So fun!The back leave more to be desired, but she's definitely showing a LOT of potential.

IN (in random order)
linzwinz Linzwinz really stepped it up for the challenge. I like the print used and the interesting shapes. I do wonder if the silhouette, though pretty, was too simple. A very nice cocktail dress, but a little understated for Hollywood Glamour for me. However, it's a very modern and young design. The incorporation of the jewelry into the garment is very innovative, and it's one less thing you have to buy!!!

Felicidade She created a nice, simplistic cocktail outfit. The problem lies in the level of difficulty she gave herself. The overall look for me was unimaginative, streamlined, and not 'Old Hollywood meets today'. A rather simple design. The gloves and shoes are lovely compliments to the dress but the peachy pink faux fur shawl throws the styling of this off. The back could have had more interest. We don't really see her point of view in this. If you're going to do simple, you are going to have to add a lot of detailing.

HoAcinom Understated color, bold silhouette. We like the balance she/he was able to achieve with this, and the pleating is excellent. We also enjoy the choice of colors. She makes me think of an urban princess or something. Back view is lovely and simple, the cut of the skirt is innovative. Beautiful flowers! I am very happy in seeing HoAcinom's range in her/his designs.

Very lavish, luxurious..a little over the top...but suitable! It's very current Hollywood glam. We love the styling with this, and her bold colors were so refreshing. While this isn't "technically" a cocktail dress, we think it could work because of the fun punchy colors. and really, there aren't any rules anymore, so it works for me. We love the colors used and the front view of the dress. the back view is definitely sexy. It's modern with a hint to vintage in the silhouette. The only thing we worry about it comfort because of that knot on the one side of the back.

hallistorkx3 I was a little let down by this one. A cute design. A little too simple maybe, but the ability to adjust the skirt adds an extra edge to the design! The back view leaves no interest to me whatsoever, and while the silhouette is very experimental, it a bit maternal. it's cute. i think with a better rendering (ie, making the models legs longer) the dress could have been a bigger least for me.Tthe way it's drawn now, it makes the model look a little squat/stumpy. Not flattering. We love the color(which is becoming your signature) and the neckline however .

BOTTOM 3 (in random order)
Kallastyos fared well this challenge with a very alluring drape in the top and figure fitting bottom. The look was understated beauty. I do wish he'd used a surprising color in this garment...I was reminded too much of his first challenge piece. Another overly designed garment. Two bows on the waistband look awkward and strange. You should pick one place to put one oversized bow. The skirt is also not a bubble skirt at all, rather a simple pencil skirt. the purple accessories are a nice touch. We would have liked to see either the front or the back have the ruffles...but with the over designing, we see desire and potential. He's definitely in in my book!

MisterSnapple Very minimalist. I definitely see an Audrey Hepburn, and it's interesting to see he used a print. I actually think the back view, with its intricate seams is more interesting than the front, however the front is more sophisticated than the back...The colors are off and bland and the cut is boring and the back view isn't very clear without a description. Pull yourself out of boring! You're capable of more, we saw it in the last challenge! You love retro, so utilize that with more details and sparkle.

OUT: Israfel03
This garment was so pretty and familiar. Maybe a bit too familiar. While I liked the look and the bold green...but we've all seen this dress before. Israfel03 did a great job but left out all surprise factor for me. the bow is "different" it's not reminds me of Robert Best's design in the first challenge of cycle 3 of Project Runway (I'm sorry, he was a fav, we remember his stuff) not bad. Maybe you subconsciously channeled Robert Best while you drew...who knows? This was a VERY hard decision, and we were so glad you could show us your style, and innovation! Thank you!!!

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