This week’s challenge is an infomercial for Mary Kay. The challenge is to put a new twist on a classic look. The challenge is so broad that everyone is just pretty much doing whatever they want.
Blake doesn’t know how to read an analog clock. This is a bigger problem than you think these days. Everyone is raised with digital clocks everywhere. Amanda on the other hand, doesn’t know what she is doing, again. But she is really good at freaking out and complaining. Candice is confident in her look and this pisses Amanda off. Lindsay has a great look on a pencil skirt/ shift dress with a coat/blazer. I love her material. Gabrielle waited for Tim to get there to tell her what to do because she is confused and anxious. Her ideas are good but she needs to get to executing. Tim tells Swapnil that his pleather is tacky and that his look from Breakfast at Tifanny is more like Breakfast in Las Vegas. Ouch. Amanda tells Tim she is psyched out from being in the bottom two out of the first three weeks.
I’m worried for Homeslice this week. He is doing some sort of zip up jumpsuit. Tim is actually encouraging it. Does Tim hate my homeboy? Kelly wants to reinvent the basic white t-shirt. So she is making an odd see through type t-shirt. I’ll reserve judgment until I see in on the runway. I sort of think it could go either way with the judges. Tim likes it.
Whatshisname is using a basketball jersey as his “iconic look of departure.” Really? He is going to go before I even learn his name. Joseph is doing a dress with a peplum and a pencil skirt with some sort of scuba fabric. Oh Joseph. I try so hard to defend you. Ashley says it is matronly. Again. Tim suggests a very low back. Blake has nothing on his mannequin and his design makes no sense. It’s not just me. Tim is baffled too.
During construction, lots of people have major problems with their fabric. Except for Blake. He doesn’t even know he is going to have issues sewing together a stretch fabric with a non-stretch fabric yet, because he has not gotten that far.
Blake: His look is ridiculous. I’m probably putting him in my bottom three. But with these judges, you never know. Will they ask him what iconic look he is updating?
Kelly: Kelly’s t-shirt looked cheap and stupid to me. I think the judges will hate it even more if they were not told her iconic look was the classic t-shirt.
Joseph: I love Joseph’s black dress. That said, these judges view classic as “matronly.” So I’m sure I like it more than they do. Plus the solid black makes his topstitching hard for the judges to see.
Lindsay: Oh my, Lindsay covered up her dress which I liked with a hideous orange coat. It’s bottom three worthy. The construction on the coat is terrible and covers up all of her work on the dress.
Ashley: We didn’t see her design in the workroom. It’s sort of a 1950s dress. She could win because it is a very “Mary Kay” inspired dress. I like it. I just think the waist seems too high, or slightly in the wrong place. The open back is cute. She’s the best one so far.
Laurie: I hadn’t seen Laurie’s completed look either. I’m not sure if I love it or I hate it. It’s definitely one or the other.
Jake: Okay, Jake is the guy with the football jersey inspiration. It’s horrible. It’s sequins. Her ass is hanging out. He’s probably going home. I am not even going to add his name to tags.
Amanda: OMG her wrap dress is sort of a side mullet. Don’t pack your station just yet Jake. You have a slim hope of staying.
Swapnil: His dress is too short too. And it’s backless. It is dramatic and pretty, but it may not make the top three.
Merline: I saw nothing of this outfit during worktime. I’m not sure I get it. The hem is terrible. I think it is probably safe. There are worst looks.
Gabrielle: The jacket is okay but the dress is horrible. White is a really bad color choice if you don’t know how to sew. Bottom three. How many times have I said bottom three so far?
Kelly: She should be in top three. That leather dress and jacket were awesome.
Edmond: Look who abandoned the zippered jumpsuit look, and the other look and is sending out a third look. Homeboy needs to pick a look and work on it the entire time rather than making three or four outfits per challenge! The look is good though.
My Top Three: Candice should win, Ashley a close second, and probably Edmond for the 3rd slot though I hope they put Joseph up there instead.
My Bottom Three: Gabrielle, Amanda and Jake Actually any of them could go home, as could Blake.
In a WTF moment, the judges send Edmond, Ashley, Laurie, Kelly, Jake, Merline, and Joseph to the back because they are safe. That is two of my top two and Jake who I was sure would be leaving us. Even the safe people are perplexed. They have no idea who is in the top the remaining six.
Judges Top Three: BLAKE! ( even Blake thought he was bottom three) , Swapnil and Candice
Judges Bottom Three: Lindsay. Gabrielle, Amanda
Blake’s dress is HORRIBLE. The construction is awful. Every hem is puckered. He cut the neck out to cut out the blood stains. This is making my head explode.
They hate Lindsay’s look. They really hate the jacket. They hate it and she makes things worse by talking. I’m fine with their bottom three choices, but Blake’s dress in the top is ridiculous. He must be someone’s kid. OMG they look at Blake’s shitty sewing and don’t care because they like the “innovation!?” I really think I should just stop watching this show after the runway. These judges are ridiculous. Ashley is sitting back there with a perfectly constructed, beautiful dress and this crap is on the top? NOE. Just NOE. Then they rip apart the construction on every dress in the bottom. I HATE THESE PEOPLE!
OH MY GAAAAAWWWWWWWD! Candice was fucking ROBBED. They let Blake win! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
They send Gabrielle home. Whatever. This is a stupid show for stupids.