David Applebaum

"Sometimes my castmates and I would call Vanessa by name, but most of the time we just called her Baby Gaga."

on Dec 28, 20090

Week 4 of Launch My Line… I’ll call this one “the one when Merle finally won." This episode’s top two show us that they are forces to be reckoned with, the others show us that any mis-step can hurt. Maybe it was spending 2 hours looking for inspiration in those nude “models," but didn’t the designers all seem unfocused and off track? This brings us to the subject of the experts once again… Merle was fortunate that Thai is so facile because when they finally cleared the fog, Thai was perhaps the only one that could have completed that garment in just a few hours. Every designer is dependent on their expert… there is just not enough time to try out theories and ruminate on what ifs. Did you see how Jim kept Louanna on track? She only landed on the bottom 3 because her interpretation of evening was not as “special event” as the judges expected. Most women would love to go out for the evening in what she created and Jim kept Lou’s eye on creating the best garment that could be sewn by his expert hands in the allotted time. The piece was lovely and that’s why she did not get kicked off. Nice work. On the other hand, fellow bottom dweller Eric was in the bottom 3 because Galina opted to use the same fabrics as two previous garments. You could see Eric wanting to say something… but how do you argue with someone that has Galina’s track record of success? Her talents have garnered a win in week 2 and strong runway shows in every other challenge. I think that Galina was trying to out-think the competition and was too much in her logical head and not in her designer head. I have a feeling that she won’t make that mistake again. And I am looking forward to seeing if this makes Eric bolder in his rebuttals with Galina.

2 comments
architecture student
architecture student

Hey David- I saw some of your work on your website and it looks really great! I am currently an architecture student at syracuse, so i did appreciate your taste of clothing and fashions that were shown on the show. And the judges did not understand the "stark" color choices- but they have to understand that those are the colors of that paint the architecture world. Its a real shame they weren't able to see past that. Your garments surpassed in appeal and quality than those of Vanessa. (sorry to the previous poster who praised her work)

taliana
taliana

I'd just like to say that i read your blog this week, looking to see if Vanessa was a blogger but i see she is not :( I hope she reads this though. I think what you said to her was kind & brilliant! You're so right, it's a breath of fresh air to have designers who don't design to please the cookie cutter massive. I really hate to love these shows because it drives me nuts that 3 or 4 people can speak for the population of women. Excuse me, but how many women have a boys body, flat, flat, uncurvy & more flat. Those women could TOTALLY pull off her dress with the big side pockets! I lost 170lbs and let me tell you, i'm 125lbs and i'd rock that dress out in a heartbeat. I think it's sexy and different. So Vanessa, keep doing what you're doing, girl! You've got fans! Me & my best friend (who also lost a lot of weight) loved your dress this week and would wear it in a heartbeat! My picks for this week were #1 Merle (girl your dress was wearing me out, it was so fabulous & sexy, sexy, SEXY!) Patrick #2 WOW!!! another super sexy gown! and #3 Vanessa! Short, sassy & fun! I really liked the DJs outfit too (sorry! i forgot your name it's on the tip of my tongue!) It cracks me up when people say "me & my girlfriend couldn't go shopping together bc the fabrics are the same" *whine, whine, whine* little rich folks. Well gee, i'm so sorry you're wrapped up in something so petty. Our days on this Earth are so limited and if THAT is what you want to spend your time worrying about well then it sucks to be you. So childish. Really. Oh and asking the DJ if he'd play 4 songs off of one album in a set... hmmm what about when bands go on tour to promote their new album and they play almost all of the songs from it...? Whatta concept! Anyway, enough negative... i'm enjoying the show & Merle & Patrick, i'm routing you two on from NJ!!! Keep on rocking it! -talia from NJ