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July 31, 2008
Was it the worst? No!


Bravo

Before I take last night's episode of "Project Runway" any further a plea: "Suede, please stop talking in the third person! It's annoying!"

OK. Moving on.

It's not news to viewers that Sacramento native Emily Brandle was "out" after the "Bright Lights, Big City" competition.

I get what the judges had to say, including guest judge Sandra Bernhard, who said the ruffles on Emily's black dress (pictured left) were too "cha-cha." Fashion editor Nina Garca wouldn't even offer a final comment, saying "No comment," which is a guarantee Heidi Klum will say, "Auf wiedersehen."

I did agree with designer Michael Kors' advice: "When in doubt, keep it simple."

However, and it's a big however, contestant Jennifer's dowdy sailor dress (pictured right) was a hot mess. Her inspiration was a clock but, pardon the pun, it stopped ticking when it came to the design. She was up against Emily in the bottom 2 and should have been "auffed."

Here's what mentor Tim Gunn wrote on his blog about Emily:

"I was concerned about her look from the moment of my first visit to her workspace. The black sheath was constructed with some problematic darts at the hips, and the multicolored flounces of ruffled fabric were awkwardly placed and looked like a stuck-on afterthought. She was confident that her design was strong enough to survive the possibility of a runway pummeling. Regrettably, the design didn't."

Emily was happy with the dress, even before the runway show. Afterward, she said, "That dress was beautiful. It was finished. I'm disappointed to leave so early, but I'll take this experience and run with it."

You go girl!

By the way, did you catch Tim's new catchphrase? It was inspired by (I think) crazy Blayne, who was yelling "Holla at cha boy" in the workroom. He said it so much, Tim took it with him. You can vote whether he should keep it or not by clicking here.

Leanne Marshall, formerly of Yuba City, redeemed herself after last week's fashion disaster with a wearable outfit inspired by a tree grate. She'll be around for next week's challenge: "Rings of Glory."

The contestants must design an outfit for the world's largest sporting competition, inspired by one of its most decorated participants. Guest judge? Speedskater and "Dancing With the Stars" winner Apolo Ohno.


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