I’ve had a lot going on here and then I went to a remote cabin in the woods for a bit where I had not DVR, so that is why a lot of shows I normally do a couple days later than they air have gotten behind. My apologies. I have two episodes to zip through to get caught up, so I am going to do this down and dirty.
Episode Birthday Suits
The designers have to make winter wear for naturists who are presented completely nude on the runway and also in the work room. There are five male models and five female models. They are normal people of various sizes and that alone seems to always through the designers off, even without the whole naked and afraid situation going on.
Right out of the gate, Mitchell and Sam have problems. Mitchell has never experienced cold weather or something. I think he is from Florida. And Sam doesn’t know how to sew. The show same won was not a real Project Runway show. It was that Tim Gunn season and I think they had apprentices who did the actual sewing. Everyone hates Sam. So when Sam needs someone to share fabric to make a coat with, no one wants to share. He is putting together random scraps to try to remake a coat. I didn’t hate the first one he made but everyone else did including the model, and Sam. I think he should just reverse the fabric on the one he made. I also think the colors are great on his model who is a black female. I really don’t get how I am the only one who likes this. Reverse the fabric on the coat and leave the sleeves the same.
Kini’s female model has a perfectly sewn and perfectly tailored pleated skirt top and coat. I am not a fan of the oversized buttons on the skirt, but pretty much everything Kini does is fabulous. I like the back of the coat. The name of that feature on the top of the back of the jacket escapes me but this was a lot of work.
Asha’s male model was hot but I did not like her look. Way to many fabrics on top and the pants were some kind of banded clam diggers. She seems very happy with it. So what do I know?
Emily’s female model has a blue dress that has sort of lumberjack qualities going on. I don’t like it. There is nothing wrong with it, and maybe the judges will love it, but I’d just make it in the safe zone.
Alexander’s male model looks okay. I like the chevron detail. His pants have… well, the waistband and this sort of diamond shape going down his ass. It sort of looks like an untucked shirt in the back, but it’s part of the pants. I’d just throw this in the middle and be done with hit too.
Valerie’s female model has pants with a coat. There are way too many fabrics, that don’t go together well. I hate the pants. This one is on the bottom for me.
Mitchell’s model has a sweater, coat and pants. I really like this and will put it in my top three. I did not get to really see the pants though. The models are only on stage for a split second.
Sam’s model ended up with no coat at all. His look was okay, but he basically did a circle skirt with pockets and a sweater. I don’t think the color palette was pleasing. The skirt fabric was not attractive. He’s in the bottom for me.
Ken dressed his male model in a sweater and skirt, all winter white. The one male judge looked aghast at the whole thing. Not sure what to do with this.
Layna’s female model has a red leather (pleather?) jacket that was awesome. I think she is in my top three.
Dom’s male model is retired military and her ensemble for his was awesome. I think she may be my winner.
My Top Three: I have to pick four. Dom, Layla, Mitchell and Kini
My Bottom Three: Again I am going to pick four. Sam, Valerie, Asha , Ken
Judges Top Three: Emily. Mitchell, Kini, Dom
Judges Bottom Three: Sam, Valerie,
So the judges and I mostly agreed. I thought Layla should have been in the top over Emily. Emily won. That shocked me. Clearly Valerie is going home. Or not. They don’t send anyone home. Everyone is pissed that Sam’s crappy circle skirt didn’t send him home. They all really hate him and mention again that he is on there because he flirts with the judges.
Missing Episode! I don’t have the ball gown challenge on my DVR just another social edition of the nekkid challenge. Ken got his first win ever. At least I got to see his gown, which was gorgeous. And MITCHELL was sent home! Damn. I will have to try to watch that episode at some point. Meanwhile, tell me what I missed!
Episode: Bait and Switch
The gang has to make evening resort wear. They are assigned a fabric type. Kini got brocade and Alexander got upholstery. Those both seem problematic. After everyone picks their fabrics, there is a twist. They have to switch fabrics with someone else. The best part is Sam got stuck with Kini’s brocade. But everyone is really pissed off. Emily has a breakdown over getting Alexander’s upholstery fabric. I love the sheer fabric he chose but there is only a yard and a half of base fabric. I say make a strappy bra top, and either a granny panty type shape at the bottom or short shorts and then make a fabulous sheer gown over the top. Emily just cries.
Dom’s model is wearing a white top with green and yellow striped Skirt. To me the top and the skirt don’t match and the stripes are all whackadoodle instead of just being vertical. This is going in my bottom three, but it would not surprise me if the judges love it. Isn’t Dom the only former winner? I haven’t found her to be particularly strong this season. Though I thought she should have won the nekkid challenge.
Sam’s long dress was a great shape. I like the style but not the fabric that much, but he had to use what he was given. I’ll probably reluctantly put him in my top.
Valerie did an orange jumpsuit that I love. The judges haven’t really liked her all season for some reason though.
Layana did a red jumpsuit that I can’t decide if I like. The shiny fabric doesn’t seem resort wear appropriate. She has problems with her hems being uneven
Alexander did a full length dress with sort of a handkerchief hemline. I kind of like it. It seems a bit causal with the denim but still great for a beach party..
Emily’s model came out in a top that was not great, some shorts and the sheer skirt which was pleated. It was cute.
Asha’s dress is hard to describe. We barely get to see the finished product on the runway, but she will be in my top.
Kini ended up with really ugly lace and made something that looked like lingerie you would find on the clearance rack at Kmart. He is in serious danger of going home. Huge disappointment.
Ken’s dress was interesting. It was neon orange neoprene. It was a decent dress but not resort wear really.
My Top Three: Asha, Valerie, Sam
My Bottom Three are Kini, Layana, Ken (and Dom)
I thought this was a really crappy runway. The judges are gushing over it.
Kini, (who should have gone home), Alexander and Asha (who should have won) are safe.
Judges Top: Ken?!, Dom?!. Sam
Judges Bottom: Valerie!?, Layana, Emily
The only thing we agree on is Sam on top and Layana on the bottom. I can’t imagine why they love Ken’s neoprene dress. It’s way too hot for the beach.
Dom wins. And they send home Valerie. She was in my top three!