Project Runway | Sequined Dresses

Unfortunately I’ve contracted conjunctivitis. I know that I’ve complained enough on twitter. Anyway, given my sore eyes, I’m restricted to using the computer for watching television shows. My current obsession is Project Runway.

The show is devoid of the drama we are accustomed to on Indian reality tv. Thank goodness for that. It is actually so inspiring that I want to bust out cash and fetch the ‘brother’ sewing machine I saw in the store last week.

While watching season 8, I came across Heidi Klum sporting a sequined outfit in episode 6 titled ‘You Can Totally Wear That Again’.

Of course, I had reason to be really excited. I had featured the exact same dress in my Glamfare shopping spread, Filmfare issue dated June 9, 2010.

Paloma Mini Dress

It was an interesting feature for those newly introduced to online shopping. While researching for the article I realized, a sequined LBD (Little Black Dress) is the perfect recipe for a successful evening out. Be it a party, a red carpet affair, a formal occasion or even a night to the disco, you can’t go wrong.

In the spread, you will notice how I chose to style an actress in my own dress, picks from online stores and expert tips on how to be versatile with a garment like the sequined little black dress. Happy reading!

Shopping, Glamfare --> June 9, 2010, Filmfare

A lot of work went into the article featured above. It just makes me so happy to see items I have featured in the magazine appear on real-life actors months later. It’s a pat on the back for someone trying to observe trends. 😀

On another note, I love the deliberation round in Project Runway. When the judges have decided who the winner and loser is, they have the best expressions to show confirmation. I can’t stop smiling and laughing. I’m also sad every time someone has to leave the show. They’re all so talented and hardworking.

So… If you’ve always wanted to wear your shiny black dress but didn’t know where to or how, you now have the answers. If you were scared to shop online, you will find clarifications to your doubts. If you like to see my styling and read my articles, you will enjoy going through this post. If you’re a Heidi Klum fan or watch Project Runway, I want to hear from you. Now that you finally know where ‘the dress’ came from. Anyhow, your feedback is welcome. Please don’t be shy!

Keep it simple! Style it up. Have some fun. xoxo Alice

6 thoughts on “Project Runway | Sequined Dresses

  1. Beth says:

    It’d be interesting to know who styles Heidi for this show (I can only assume she herself does some of the time, when she shows up in insane things!) and when this was actually filmed – probably some time around March 2010, I’d assume, since the designers’ collections just showed at NY fashion week. I don’t know how they balance the issues of what is on trend when they are filming the show and actually making the clothes vs when the episodes will air, but of course as fashion professionals they’re used to such planning, I’m sure! There are so many “behind the scenes” questions like that I have about PR. This week’s challenge was about American sportswear, and I really wish they had given 20 seconds over to Tim Gunn to explain to viewers what exactly that means – not only would we learn something, we’d be much better able to participate in the judging and form our own opinions. I especially feel that way whenever they do an “avant garde” challenge – it’s a term I can break down thanks to years of French and get a vague sense of its meaning in fashion, but that doesn’t really help me understand what the designers are trying to do or how the judges perceive their efforts.


  2. Alice says:

    Yes, I mean, Heidi surely knows what the challenges are going to be, she could at least dress appropriate to the theme some time. She’s just so erratic.
    Of course, the New York fashion weeks’ timing would have a major role to play.
    Trends, as in collections, are always decided at least an entire season ahead (approximately three months) and abroad, special previews are held, so editors and shops, etc can decide their looks for the coming issues, displays etc.
    I went for a Gas preview at the beginning of September for a collection that would hit stores only in December. There is an ample amount of time for planning. What are your other questions?
    I agree about the sportswear introduction/ explanation. It was just so vague. Especially since America seems to be the only one that dedicates ‘classic collections’ to the range.
    I find your ‘avant garde’ confusion funny because in India, the term is used so loosely. Every time a designer cannot explain something, he just throws the term in. Its quite unfortunate. Although, from what I understand, it simply comes across to me as something ahead of its time, something trendsetting. Funnily enough, fashion comes so late to India and so much later to the streets, that Western fashion is avant-garde to us.
    In January 2010, I picked up a cardigan at Promod in Paris. It was the last piece in the collection. They were clearing the winter collection. In September 2010, I am at a Promod in Mumbai and I see multiple pieces of the cardigan in the ‘fresh’ rack up front for the coming winter. I just don’t know how to react.


  3. Beth says:

    That’s exactly my point about “avant garde.” Based on what I see discussed in magazines or Project Runway, anything that is extremely exaggerated or just plain weird is “avant garde.” But surely there is more to it than that! I just found an extensive glossary on WWD but it doesn’t include the term, sadly.


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