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LJ Runway Monday Challenge, Week 9

September 15th, 2008 (11:25 pm)

current mood: relieved

On Bravo's previous Project Runway, former contestants were brought back to team up with the remaining designers. Each team had to create a look using one of their astrological signs.

Heidi Gunn asked the Runway Monday designers to use the astrological signs of their models. Born on August 5, Summer is a Leo. According to Astrology Online, Leos are ambitious, courageous, dominant, strong willed, positive, independent, and self-confident. They are the LIONS of the zodiac, and there is no such word as doubt in their vocabularies. They are born leaders, whether in support of, or in revolt against, the status quo.

Did I design correctly for my lion?

Materials: End of summer/into fall sunny orange satin, copper glitter, and coppery-brown trim
Inspiration: As if the Lion wasn't enough inspiration, Summer has always reminded me of the original kitten with a whip, Ann-Margret. For this design, I decided to let couture meet Vegas.

Ruled by the sun, fiery Leo strides into any room with confidence and is unafraid to command attention.

This season, celebrities have been finding new ways to update jumpsuits, and Summer is no exception. Her orange satin jumpsuit is trimmed to mimic a lion. Although she has her own beautiful mane, I added a touch of lion mane around her throat and in her hair. A closer look:

Leos are known for loving drama and are willing to create a stir.

Your heart may break if a Leo puts you behind her, but at least the view will be good.

Leos could have been the reason the phrase "bold and beautiful" was created, because they are--from head to toe.

Kitten? Lion? Lion tamer? Leo is whoever she wants to be.

You can see Timothy's design for Nikki here, and Mark G. Harris's design for Figaro here. Tomorrow, you can read what the judges have to say about the designs in Heidi Gunn's comments. Feel free to share your own thoughts about the designs in comments to any of those posts.

And if you're interested in my previous designs:

Week 8: A Foreign Affair
Week 7: Drive It or Wear It
Week 6: It's a Drag! I won!
Week 5: Lipstick Jungle
Week 4: Olympic Gold
Week 3: New Orleans Inspiration
Week 2: Going Green I won!
Week 1: Grocery Store


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