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LJ Runway Monday: A Little Bit of Fashion (PR 7:6)

February 22nd, 2010 (12:22 am)

current mood: pleased

On the most recent episode of Lifetime's Project Runway, the designers were asked to create a look for children. My child model is a friend of Kelly, Barbie's preschool-age sister, and is named, coincidentally, Becky.

Of course, as is usual with Project Runway, the day after getting their challenge, the designers were presented with a twist. They were also expected to create a companion piece for their models.

Models... No one who knows Summer thinks she wouldn't be where the action is. Yep:

Vancouver! Before you start wondering why Summer's with a different guy every week, I should tell you that this Olympic medalist is only a close friend.

Fortunately, the beautiful Gina was available to walk with little Becky down the runway. How do they look?

Becky is ready for spring in fun geometric cottons. For her dress, I used a mod fabric of circles that I've enjoyed working with before. The bottom ruffle is lavender with barely detectable diamond-shaped squares. The neckline is edged with lavender lace.

I stayed with the lavender palette for Gina's dress, using a flowing crinkle chiffon. I wish you could see how this dress moves; it's one of the best fabrics I've ever worked with on this scale.

For a bit of whimsy, I created a belt for Gina using the same fabric that Becky's dress is made of.

The surprise element of Gina's demure dress is the open back. Between the iridescent button (chosen to match her necklace and earrings of opal) and the tightly belted waist, the dress exposes just a hint of her back.

Becky's dress, of course, is just as modest in the back as the front.

My two models are ready for a special outing on a spring day looking exactly as they should: a preschooler in sensible Mary Janes, and a beautiful young mom in fashionable platform slides.

See you next time on the runway!

For my previous looks:

PR 7:5--Run for Cover
PR 7:4--Design Your Heart Out
PR 7:3--The Highs and Lows of Fashion
PR 7:2--The Fashion Farm
PR 7:1--Back to New York

Summer is wearing a vintage Ken sweater by Mattel: 1964 Campus Hero collection.
The Olympic gold medal is a gift from dogrl.


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