Wow! I can’t believe we are already five weeks into this season of Project Runway! If you’ve been watching, have you been enjoying it so far? It has definitely had its ups and downs for me, but I’ve loved the show ever since Season 1, so I’ll probably be loyal to the end.
Anyhow…as you know by now, I’ve been challenged by HP to use their HP TouchSmart to sketch my own translation of each weekly challenge. Another super exciting part of this collaboration that I wasn’t free to share until now is that in a little bit less than 2 weeks I’ll be attending the finale runway show taping at New York Fashion Week, and rubbing elbows with the designers, Heidi, and Tim (or at least trying to) at what is sure to be a fabulous cocktail party later that evening. You have to believe me when I tell you that I am beyond thrilled and have been having one of those pinch me sort of months. This is far outside of my normal realm of life. Which brings me to my biggest challenge…what in the world am I going to wear!!! I need your help lovelies! We’ll definitely have to have a little post about that soon.
So…on to this week’s challenge, and what has been the toughest one (for me) to date. Objective: A fashion forward outfit that can be worn with Heidi’s new line of New Balance sneakers…that also has to include denim, suede or both! Eep!
The last thing I think to throw on with a cute outfit is sporty shoes (although I do love my Converse), so I literally spent the entire weekend without a clue about what I would “design.” In the end I just decided that it would have to be something that I would want to wear regardless of what shoes I had on. My favorite pant these days is a tapered trouser with a little bit of a harem pant vibe (hence the droopy drawers look—not for everyone I realize). The top is a light-weight Chambray (that can count as denim right) with a faux peter pan collar (the material is actually just stitched to give the effect of a collar). What do you think? Do you have any clever ways that you would you rock sporty shoes with a dressier look? I’d sure love to know.
I’ll have another challenge to share with you next Monday following this week’s show. If you’d like you can catch my first four posts in this series here. And if you missed last week’s Project Runway you can see the full episode online right here. xo Ez
Full disclosure…because that’s just how I roll. HP provided me with a TouchSmart 610 computer for use with these weekly challenges. All content was left solely up to me. I have not been financially compensated for my opinions of this product or the Project Runway show.