If we have to have another informerical throughout this episode, I’m glad it is for Broadway. This weeks looks will be based on the musical Finding Neverland. Okay, I just has a minor freakout because for a minute it looked like the new Rachel Zoe show taped in place of this one. This means the end of my recording may be cut short.
We are down to eight designers and Swapnil has decided to start actually putting in some effort. Oh, look! It’s Matthew Morrison with a full beard! They get to see the show and it’s clear that Kelly has never been to a Broadway show before. “It’s like the movies, but in 3-D.” Every time I go to a Broadway show, I am mostly focused on not crying out loud. This was particularly hard during Phantom of the Opera since the girl I went with was sobbing like a grieving widow the whole time. It’s just such an emotional experience. Lindsey in particular did a lot of crying. Hopefully, she will be inspired and put something decent on the runway. Laurie seemed unimpressed. Maybe she has been to a lot of shows. For me, it’s a cryfest every time.
Laurie is inspired by her childhood. Lindsey is already questioning her ability to choose fabrics in MOOD. “Is this too couchy,?” she asks Tim. Any amount of “couchy” is too couchy. Candice wants to focus on black because Captain Hook has a line in the play about owning your darkness. She launches into a story about her parents both being drug addicts. It seems the play has awoken lots of childhood memories in the designers, some good, so not so good.
Tim comes in and puts the fear of God in the designers by basically saying there is no more dead wood to cut and someone great is going home this week.
Oh my Laurie is inspired by Tinkerbelle please don’t send wings down the aisle, Laurie! Kelly has admitted she has a “bedazzle problem” but at least she has immunity. Merline’s lost her confidence but she has gorgeous fabric. Tim like’s Ashley’s dress but I’m not so sure about what I see so far. Laurie is in trouble. Tim tells Laurie to “beat back the old lady.” The criticism deflates her. Lindsey is off to a good start with a long way to go. Edmond once again seems to have two looks going on in the same dress. Tim is concerned and so am I. I love Candice’s fabrics. Not sure where she is going yet. Ashley is having fit problems. Her model’s beauty just startles me every week. Why isn’t she super famous? Swapnil is going for the win this time. Oh God, Laurie, this is bad. Her model’s ass is really, really hanging out and there is no fabric on the model’s breasts, just some stick on covers! Sooooo bad!
We start with Swapnil. I don’t like it. It is very flowy and ethereal on the bottom and very structured and gray on the top. I don’t like the mismatched textures, but the judges will. I do like the pink zipper in the back of the top to tie into the skirt. It’s pretty, it’s just not my taste.
Next is Ashley. How did she make such a mess? She is such a great designer? The top of the dress does not fit, the hem fell out on the runway and the dress itself looks like just a bunch of scarves very creatively tied to the model. Welcome to your first trip to the bottom three, Ashley. She’s in danger of being in last place and praying for a Tim Gunn save.
Candace managed to fuck up her dress too. And I really liked her fabrics. How is it that they get this far and then send a fail down the runway? Okay it’s not THAT bad. It does have sort of a Neverland feel that the others are lacking. That might keep her in one of the two safe spots. We’ll have to see the others to know for sure.
Kelly’s look is HORRIBLE. Definitely bottom three. The dress is way too short and the lace in the back shows between the models legs and looks like something is hanging between the model’s legs. The fabrics are garish. There is a seam down the front! It’s bottom three for sure. She is lucky she has immunity.
Laurie’s look is a hot mess. The skirt is too short, the top is non-existent , the coat is a hot mess. Bottom three! How many bottom threes can I pick? This is the worst runway ever.
Merline did a long black formal dress with some crazy (in a good way) shoulders. I love this dress. I hope the judges do too. It could go either way really. It is sort of a love it or hate it look, and I love it.
Lindsey’s dress is green. I love green but the judges historically hate it. I think the top is a weird shape, I like the back. I think she may claim one of the two safe spots. Then again, the judges don’t seem to like her much.
Edmond has the winning look. It is black skinny pants with a black crop top. He made the big purple vestlike thing that is hard to describe to go over it. It’s pretty awesome and going with pants for this challenge was a risk.
My top three are Edmond, Merline and Swapnil
My bottom three are: (pretty much everyone else) Ashley, Kelly and Laurie
That leaves Lindsey and Candace safe with me.
Let’s see what the judges say. First of all, Heidi says she LOVED the runway show today. Really? This means they are going to pick crazy shit to win. Dear god in HEAVEN they send Swapnil and Merline off as safe? SERIOUSLY? Who the hell will be in the top with Edmond????
Did Ashley just call ruching, “rougeing?” Oh dear. Ashley is getting bashed to death! She has never been bashed like this before. But she deserves it. Did they like Kelly? Did they not like Kelly? They make Laurie take the jacket off of her model looks even more hideous. Wow, now they are ripping Lindsey to pieces for her dress and Heidi actually says she only likes the color. I’m no Lindsey fan but this garment doesn’t deserve this vicious criticism. I guess that means Kelly’s dress that someone called a negligee on top of a mini-dress made top three over Merline and Swapnil??? I mean they tore Lindsey UP.
Wait what? They hate the purple vest on Edmond but love the pants and top? Heidi said she thought this was a great runway but I still don’t know who is in the top three? They seem to hate everyone. Oh they love Candace. What do you know. I guess she is the winner;
Judge’s Top Three: Candace, Edmond? Kelly?
Judges’s Bottom Three: Ashley, Laurie, Lindsey.
This is the weirdest judging yet. First they say they loved the whole show, then they ripped everyone to hell and back. Even two of the top three? It was more like they had a top ONE and a bottom seven. So bizarre. They really hate Ashley’s. She is in danger. Thankfully, I think they hate Laurie more.
Candace wins and Laurie was sent home. I am typing this before I even see the end. BUT NO! They sent home Lindsey. There is no point in Tim saving her, the judges HATED her for some reason. She wasn’t the best designer in the world but she didn’t deserve to go home this week for that dress. There were at least three dresses that were worse.
These judges are idiots.