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Project Runway: The Art of Fashion

Guest Judge Tracy Reese

Project Runway Judges March 28, 2013

The most recent episode of Project Runway reminded me that I must visit the beautiful Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Luckily for the Final Six, a trip to the art mecca was in their immediate future. Here’s the latest recap of the outstanding designers’ journey to the finale.

For “The Art of Fashion” Heidi emphasized that the designers needed to push their creative boundaries. Speaking of drawing creative lines, the judges re-organized the teams one more time. My favorite pairing was Stanley and Michelle. He was beyond excited when they met Tim at the Guggenheim, and was a true museum junkie as he joyfully snapped photos of the fine art pieces as his inspiration. Michelle seemed to find her best creative outlet as well, as she used her own current mood to best represent her wearable art piece.

The HP + Intel Challenge gave the designers the opportunity to create their own prints for the clothing. Using an innovative PC like the HP Envy II was a very cool way to manipulate images’ size and color. Each team had to design a piece of wearable art and a ready-to-wear piece in the same print design.

A Work of Art

Layanna whined again about Richard overstaying his welcome and was matched with Daniel. She still thought that she was the best one on the team. Daniel decided early on to let her design the wearable art piece for their team, but she tried to control the process for both pieces because she thought that his style wasn’t sexy enough. She even told him to design something that she would wear!

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Style your iPad with Color for Spring

Now that you’ve bought the beautifully designed iPad for work or play, you want to keep it looking its best for a long time.  I like to keep mine in a leather case to prevent scratches or damage. The case also makes it easier for me to rest the iPad on a table or on my lap for reading. Just like bold colors are popping up on everything from clothes to accessories, you can purchase a colorful case to add a dash of fashion to your technology.

Right now I am liking the bright floral case from Lodis, available for $108 at Lodis.com. The cheerful colors bring Spring’s pretty pinks and oranges tones to my gadget, while the sophisticated craftsmanship of the leather’s texture gives the case a modern edge. Known for its classic leather goods, including handbags and wallets, Lodis has been creating unique styles since 1965 in Madrid, Spain. The tradition of beauty and design sensibility began with a union between Lowe of Spain and designer Dan Segat, and combined their initials to create the fashion house which continues today in the U.S.

New Gucci Guilty for Men Featuring Chris Evans

Last Fall, Gucci created a short film to promote the Gucci Guilty fragrance, which featured starlet Evan Rachel Wood with Chris Evans. The steamy commercial was directed by Frank Miller, whose previous work in films, such as Sin City, captivated audiences.  For the Gucci Guilty for Men ad campaign, Miller teamed up again with Creative Director Frida Giannini  to make a second film with a masculine edge. The new commercial places Evans front and center as the star. Complete with a rocker leather jacket, a motorcycle and a smashing soundtrack by Bat for Lashes, the new fragrance for him ad is as hot as Evans’ smoldering gaze on Wood. You can watch the video below.

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