Project Runway Junior: Peytie’s NYFW Collection

I was really surprised when the judges revealed in the final deliberations that Peytie had nearly gone home several times over during the competition. By the halfway mark of the season, I had her marked as a shoo-in for the finale. She knew her point of view and her girl–California born again hippie–and she stuck to it, to great success through out the season. I actually think she should have been in the final two.

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But perhaps it was that she hewed so closely to exactly that look that she was put out third? Like Zachary, she was aiming for something that might have been a little beyond her. And there were things that didn’t work so well. I loved the hand painted gold pattern on the leather. I hated it in this fringed form, like she has above. That was I suppose Peytie’s problem. When she was married to something, she was stuck on it, for good or ill.

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But then there were pieces like this, which I thought were as good, if not better than some of the stuff that walked at the Project Runway proper finale a few days prior. So…

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And, yes, she was a little too in love with that skirt fabric. But though I think these two piece together are a bit much, they are individually knock outs.

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And this piece. This piece gets my award for “Most Improved Outfit Between Showings.” I did not get this dress when she showed it in the first half of the finale. it looked orange. it looked stiff. It looked bad. What was she thinking? But a simple recut and pairing it with the brown leather instead of a lighter gold chiffon and the orange now looks gold and the silhouette makes sense.

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I hate that you can see the shorts under this, but then again I hate it when I can see the shorts on the girls who wear this outfit to Burning Man. And that top is fab.

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As I said earlier, not a fan of fringing the leather. But it works better here in the long version over he blue gown. And that bead worked back is a stunner. Yeah, I’d have put Peytie in second, not third place. I look forward to her and her sister going into business together in a few years when they are old enough.

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