I hear myself saying in this episode that in this case, there seems to be a problem with taste. Taste is so terribly difficult to discuss, because it is a topic that is rife with biases and rules that do not transcend different societies and cultures very well. But I'm dancing around matters when I should merely be blunt: taste is not a politically correct subject, but without it, we would live in a world of god-only-knows-what hideous drivel. To develop taste, it requires the training of one's eye to the principles of form, proportion, harmony, and balance. Its underpinning is the Golden Mean, which means that it has a Western bias. (In fact, I don't believe that Asian cultures have words in their languages that pertain to the Western concept of taste.) Is taste subjective? Frankly, I don't believe that it is. I believe that it is what it is. And too much of it can be very boring, indeed. I'm reminded of the words of the ne plus ultra Diana Vreeland: "I adore good taste, and we all need a splash of bad taste; no taste is what I'm against." "Style" is another matter, but don't get me started.
Elena seems to have a fascination with her clothes that are all around memories. She seems, in fact, to treat articles of clothing as though they are her friends (even personifying them). I believe that we all project memories into items in our wardrobe with which we have strong associations: events, people, places. If these items are part of our daily lexicon of dressing (and are successful on us), then this is merely an enhancement to their place in our wardrobe. But if these items are stuck in the back of the closet and only meet the light of day for our quick embrace for a waft of nostalgia, then let them go. Furthermore, given the ephemeral nature of clothes, take a picture; it will last longer. A lot of the comments we receive to the show have been about finding a make-up artist. With precious few exceptions in my experience, one can get a make-up consultation wherever make-up is sold. While the consultation may be ad hoc at drug stores or pharmacies, for example, larger department stores usually have experts on staff. These individuals are equipped and experienced to give you a full consultation and make-up makeover. These individuals are also prepared to offer you advice on artists who can visit your home, especially for special events like weddings. Even I have sought advice about the types and proper application of concealers (and at my age I need all the concealing I can get...)
Hey Tim! I think that you`re amazing in fashion, and you're right, taste is no subjective, i think people should listen to the people who knows about it. I'm watching your program Tim Gunn: style guru, and I can miss an episode. So, make it work! and carry on.
dear tim: with all due respect, it is my belief that the director, producer and management of Project Runway needs to monitor the contestants' interview(s) so that no one person is allowed to speak in an uncontrolled manner. it is so distasteful to hear when they are jealous and/or negative. this season is conducted in a much more tasteful ambiance than previous seasons. i think you are amazing! my best, sasha
yeah timm i love your show.....im a 23yrs gal from india but feel 43 nw pl help me out....plsssssssss
Tim, could you maybe work with the PS3 and make a game for women. We could input our measurements like the latest work out game and instead of telling us how to loose weight, you could give us fashion tips for our body types. Most of us dream of being on your show, because there are so many of us who haven't a clue how to make our bodies look good. I know i have a body that is a classic style but I watch your show and just wish there was a way I could plug in my measurements and be given your guidance. I know there are plenty of things in my closet that need to be thrown out- but i don't know what to replace them with! thanks for helping us. i love that if something is great art it causes a guttural response, whether it makes you puke or jump for joy, it's a response. for what we wear most of us do not want to cause people to puke.....
I really enjoy watching your professionalism and wisdom when it comes to fashion. You carry yourself very well and that makes all the difference in a person.
I love your show and your passion for fashion!! I have a question i was always i size 2-4 now after two chilren 5 and 1 years old I am a size 8. Very depressing im working out and all the process is very slow!! Everything i wear I feel makes me feel bigger or too round!! What advice can you give me on what type of clothes should I be wearing to make me look better and more confident!! Thank you and keep up with a great show!!
i really like ur attitude u gave some tips and ideas to ur friends. i wish u can help me or gave me some tips what to wear.... hehe anyway till here gtg