Friday, September 5, 2008

Project Runway, Children’s Book Style

Today, The Class of 2k8 has a treat in store for you! As you might recall, Jenny Meyerhoff is the proud author of Third Grade Baby. This is Jenny's version of Project Runway, Children's Book Style!

Heidi Klum walks onto the runway. I shift nervously in my seat, wondering what she’s going to throw at me next.

Heidi: Authors, congratulations on writing your first book, for your next challenge you will have to create a look to accompany your book at your book launch party.

A look? Oh no! I haven’t sewn anything since 9th grade. Does a tote bag count as a look?

Heidi: You will have one day to complete this challenge. Your look must be a character in the book, but doesn’t have to be the main character. It must be entertaining to those who will attend your launch party. Tim is waiting out front to take you to Mood.

That doesn’t look like Mood.

Tim: Make it work.

I assemble all my supplies on my work table. But my model hasn’t shown up yet. I’ll have to start without her measurements. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it.
Halfway through the time allotment, my model finally show up. She’s much taller than I anticipated and I don’t have any more foam. I guess I’m making a mini.

I’m nearly keeling over with exhaustion, when Tim enters the room to critique our work.

Tim: I’m concerned. I’m just not sure this is saying children’s book. I really think you need to take it further.

There’s not enough time left. And anyway, I think this outfit is going to be fierce. I’m thinking of calling it children’s book-licious.

Time for the runway.

The judges want to see a picture of the character for purposes of comparison.

I’m just in heaven when I see my model walking down the runway. The look is exactly the way I pictured it. The sash really catches the light. It really looks like the tooth character who visits Polly’s class to discuss proper dental hygiene, Martha Molar.

Michael Kors: I think it’s really chic.

Nina Garcia: I could see this as a cover try.

Heidi: I’d wear it.

I breathe a sigh of relief knowing I won’t be aufed today.

To see this look in person join me tomorrow at The Bookstall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, IL from 2-3 p.m.
And who wouldn't want to see that look in person?! Thanks, Jenny and I hope you had a wonderful launch week!


Anonymous said...

LOL! That's awesome. Have fun at your appearance.

Jody Feldman said...

I am in hysterics!
Congrats on your awesome week, and have so much fun tomorrow!

TJ Brown said...

That is pretty funny stuff!

Anonymous said...

Your model is destined for stardom!

Jenny Meyerhoff said...

Thanks, you guys. Can you tell I'm obsessed with Project Runway?

Ellen Booraem said...

*rushes out to buy plane ticket to Winnetka.*

I do wish I could be there to see this in the flesh! Have a great launch....

Tracy Marchini said...

That is the best thing I've seen today! (How clever!)

Anonymous said...


Loved your launch week and thanks for leaving me with a last big smile! Congrats! Zu

Kristin Tubb said...

Fierce! :-) Great job, Jenny! (And I'm infatuated with Project Runway, too!) Happy Launching!