sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

February 17, 2012

Fashion and Style Pick-Me-Up: Designers, Meet Michelle Obama

Filed under: fashion, politics, whatever — Tags: , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 10:28 am

On last night episode of Project Runway designers were asked to create a costume for a Jesus-themed musical Godspell.  The costume will be worn by a character who steels from others and flaunts her riches, in other words a one percenter.  How very topical!  And of course, this is a dream challenge, given how the fashion world is there to serve the 1%.  The characters in the musical pick their clothes at a thrift store, so the costume has to reflect it.

Mondo’s design was the run away best.  Austin had an interesting idea with Marie Antoinette, but missed some of the instructions, like the thrift store look.

Mondo costume

A little biblical, a little Klimt. Never doubt yourself Mondo!

The rest of the designs looked uninspired.  I would like to introduce the designers to a certain ill-matched rich bitch muse.  Take these leggings:

ill-matched rich bitch

That's your Marie Antoinette reference

This skirt

Rich bitch

With a boob belt, though

And because too much can be too much even for a showy Broadway costume, top it off with a simple commissar leather jacket.

rich bitch

Though use one of her shiny blouses underneath, preferably a Pierrot

But better expensive shoes

$450 sneakers

There are other ways of doing decadence. Give her a stiletto please!

Viola: There is your inspiration!



  1. Tell me again how much fashion sense Michelle Obama has.

    Um, never mind.

    Comment by Always On Watch — February 17, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

  2. Oh, I do enjoy your fashion pick me ups.

    Comment by nooneofanyimport — February 20, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

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