Friday, October 01, 2010

In which my life is like an episode of Project Runway

You know the scene when the designers have been set the task, assigned a deadline, and then they go off to shop & sew?

And then Tim Gunn comes into the designers' studio and says, "Contestants - the rules we set out earlier? Not the rules anymore?"

Well, that's the way I feel about this stupid Accessories Contest.

Evidently, that bit where it says Oct 1? Really means Sept 30. Which I would know if I read their 15-page message board thread about the contest. In which I would have also learned that though their rules say nothing about a cape, evidently, the committee has ruled that a cape is not an accessory. (But a scarf and shawl are, of course.)

Excuse me for having, you know, a job, a cat and a social life.

I'm pretty annoyed right now, so I'll just finish up this post and walk away, keeping the ranting to a minimum.

But, if you are going to have 15 sources of information on your website about a contest - would it be too much to ask that they are all consistent?

(I'll still take photos of all the looks, I'm pretty pleased with them.)


Clio said...

OH NO!!! What a bummer! And what exactly is the difference between a shawl and a cape exactly???

At least you have some awesome new accessories.

Joy said...

Oh, that stinks.
But I think your accessories are quite nice, so you win first place in my book ( prize associated with that).

Anonymous said...

It's ok, you won! despite not entering on time AND having your items not qualify. Great job!

Anonymous said...

The correct date is on the fist page of the contest rules. Not the 15th page. And it does say bolero's are not allowed on the front page as well.
I guess it was too much of a pain to read the rules on the first page of the forums, or ask for clarification.
Very glad to see you won despite all that though! Guess you'll be getting that Jailie pattern :D