Cast Blog: #PROJECTRUNWAY

Ricky: I Spoke My Peace

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Kenley Blogs Episodes 510-514

On The Road

The Real Winner

The Final Showdown

Leanne Speaks!

Finale, Part 2

What's Next

Tim Responds To Your Comments!

Love Is In The Hair!

History Repeating Itself

Garden Of Locks

Nature Calls

Rock 'n' Runway

Rock Steady

Rock N' Runway

Suede: Rockin' Out

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Take A Bow

Transformation

Joe: Straight Talk

Working Girl

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Best Of The Best?

Written In The Stars

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What's Your Sign?

I Saw The Sign

A Designer's Dream

Fashion Inside Out

Stella: Lovin' The Leatha

Double 0 Fashion

No Leatha, Mo' Problems

Making The Most Of It

The Fashion That Drives You

A Softer Edge

Fasten Your Seat Belts

Show Some Love

It's All An Illusion

Daniel: Oy Gevalt!

Good Queen Fun

Drama, Drama, Drama!

Joe: All Aboard!

RuPaul: A Drag Race

Ricky: I Spoke My Peace

Trendsetting with Ricky Lizalde!

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In terms of trendsetters -- which fads do you believe should have become trends?
The fads I can think of at the moment are all just really bad fads that should not be brought up or brought back... so I have to say none.

What would YOU have done with shoulderpads?
That's a hard one ... I will get back to you on that....ricky_look_404_320x240.jpg

In terms of creating a collection, how much does cohesion matter to you?
I think that a collection should be cohesive , but I don't think making three garments out of the same exact fabric and color equals cohesion.

Do you think of trends when you create your own lines?
I don't really think of trends when I am working on my own line... most of the time I ask myself... What do I feel like saying this season and how can I make it relevant.ricky_01_404_320x240.jpg

What trend would you like to be known for?
I'd rather be known for things with staying power like Lingerie...and Hats instead of a trend

What did you think of Chris?
I really liked Chris he was my roommate and friend...

There is a one minute stretch of time where you all have to choose your own teams. What was that like?
That was the moment when I felt like the kid that no one wanted on his/her team.....kinda sucked.

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What did you think when you saw Donna Karan as a guest judge?
I was so excited to see Donna ... even being on the bottom was worth it.... we all got to explain the decisions we made and then hear what she thought about them... good or bad.

There's certainly a lot of conflict between you and Victorya this episode. What was your take on the disagreement about who was team leader?
I was the team leader but I don't think that Victorya gave a sh#@!......

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That last moment on the runway with you and Chris, what was going through your mind?
I was very frustrated and all I could think was... at least I spoke my peace, the judges can do whatever they want at this point.

The Real Winner

No doubt about this years Project Runway 5 winner!

Just a heads up that my book Fashion Inside Out is almost upon us! Though I've heard places are starting to ship it out, the official release date is on 10/28, so mark your calendars! I'm heading out on a book tour to celebrate with you all, so be sure to check my website for details on times, dates and locations: www.danielvosovic.net. After a year and a half in the works it would be delightful to see all of your supporting faces!

But NOW, it's down to business! PR5 has finally come to an end. I hope after a week of digesting we've all be able to form clear-headed opinions about who we really thought was the winner.

Oh, don't get me wrong, I hands down think it should have been Leanne, but what did you think? Tightly edited, unique and comparable to no one, I think she did an excellent job of taking her inspiration and running it cohesively through each and every piece she sent down the runway. Unlike some of the other designers, Leanne's work is both subtle and intricate, and I applaud her to no end for being able to successfully straddle that fine line, especially at exactly the right time. Korto and Kenley both showed very nice collections, but I do think that Leanne was the one who had the whole package. Korto's sense of color and proportion are excellent, and the way she styled the looks was just intoxicating - the high buns, dewy skin, and fluttering fans - she certainly infused a lot of "earthy sexiness" into it. That being said, you take away all of the extras and we're left with clothing that didn't quite stand up to Leanne's more intricate work.

To me, watching Kenley's show was like watching your friend go into her glamorous closet, and parade out to see if the look is a "keeper" or a "throwaway." Although it was filled with definite highlights and interesting (sometimes costume-like) elements, I just didn't feel that it was a cohesive collection. One of the highlights for me was the green silk dress with the ballooned shoulders - I just thought it was a chic, well made, and truly stunning look.

All in all, these designers will find work and hopefully create stunning collections in the future. Congratulations to them all for coming this far and a HUGE congratulations to Leanne for the win! I'll see you in NYC sweetheart!

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