Friday, February 8, 2008

Blogging Project Runway: Sweet, Funny Valentine

I have HOT, fresh gossip straight up from the tents at Bryant Park...

I went to my sketching class ( I was sweating it, we started working on faces and hands, my waterloo) and when I turned on my 'puter (Baby-Saffi speak for computer) my sweet babies from Project Rungay Tom and Lorenzo and the peeps from the official project Runway blog had the photos from the collections posted.

I almost wet my pants with joy!

First, minor gossip, that icon of utter tackiness and the High Priestess of Chav-ness Herself, The Posh Spice, was annouced as the guest host for the finale.

If you are American and don't know what a Chav is here is the definition:

Chav (pronounced /?æv/, with 'ch' as in chair) also Charv/Charver (pronounced /???v/) are mainly derogatory slang terms in the United Kingdom for a subcultural stereotype fixated on fashions such as imitation gold, poorly made jewellery and fake designer clothing (often Burberry), combined with elements of working class British street fashion. The term appeared in mainstream dictionaries in 2005.[1][2]

There are regional variations; in the North East of England the variant charv / charva is most commonly used (particularly in Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland areas) and has been used since the early 1990s, while in the South East of England chav is the usual form. What is unusual is that the vowel in charver is ? (as in 'far') and the mainstream UK equivalent uses the a (as in 'cat') vowel in chav which goes against the usual North-South (a/?) vowel distinction.[3]

The defining features of the chav clothing is the Burberry pattern (notably a now-discontinued baseball cap) and from a variety of other casual and sportswear brands. Tracksuits, hoodies, track suit bottoms and baseball caps are particularly associated with this stereotype. Response to the term has ranged from amusement to criticism that it is a new manifestation of classism.[4] The term has also been associated with juvenile delinquency, the "ASBO Generation", "Hoodie culture", and "Yob culture".

Caricature of Chav:

Caricature of a stereotypical chav

I know all this because I am somewhat in London at the same time that I am in San Diego. Don't ask...

Well, The Beckham's and their brood, are the original chavs.

I think Victoria Beckham is vile and hideous in manner of surgically inept tranny job who badly wants to be a high fashion model, but that's just me. I think I AM beautiful. And I judge everyone else by MY standard. Poor Posh, she must go to bed hoping she wakes up looking like Milla. She has a lot of steaks and profiteroles to go.

Anyways enough hatin' on Posh.

Let's talk about the clothes...

Turns out all 5 of the finalists showed so they either all are finalists or two are decoy collections.

So here is the line up...

1) Sweet P

2) Sissybear


4) Riff Raff TAG Rami

5) Polly Pocket who does not like to be called Chicken and sent word out.

So here are the collections...I am probably going to have to split them into two blog pages...

Sweet P:

Here is Sissybears, and believe it or not his was my favourite and I would buy this first dress he opened with, right this moment now... This would be like my next favourite dress

Very rich and dark and retro and Gothy and totally figure conscious and very me.

And here is Magenta's.... I am going to post Christian’s and Riff Raff's on the next blog and add my comments...

Did you notice Dani, Bianca and Jocelene from America's Next Top Model?

To be continued...