Going in a Completely Different Direction: Project Project Runway 13

I’m joining the Project Project Runway challenge over at Just Crafty Enough for the second season in a row.  I had a lot of fun last time — it was a great way to push my creativity (and, truth be told, a nice excuse to recapture a bit of childhood playing with dolls for a while.) For the first challenge of the season, designers were asked to create a spring look that they could include in their collection for Fashion Week if they won.  There was no budget for this challenge — we could only use materials from our existing stash.

Here’s the look I put down the runway earlier today.

PPR 13 Ep 1 front cropped

I’ve culled my stash down significantly recently, but still not in danger of having not enough to choose from for this challenge.  I wanted to create a look that I would include in my Spring Fashion Week runway show, but I also wanted to make something that my model might actually wear. (Robecca Steam is not your run-of-the-mill muse…) I combined a deep pastel orchid midi skirt with a over-tunic in an edgy orchid and black on ivory print, and topped the whole look with an orchid hand-knit mini-capelet. (Robecca and I both hail from New England, where Spring doesn’t actually equal warm weather.) We made some accessory choices from the Aldo wall, but ended up using Robecca’s own booties in the photo shoot, because they looked just *so* good.

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