Hey everyone! I was stuck at a dinner last night with a client so sorry I’m getting to this a day late. I feel like we are back to the beginning as not only do we have the same people here, but we have just added two. Le Sigh. Juli Grbac won Season 1 in Australia. Sean “fringe” Kelly is also from Australia, but won here in the US on season 13. I don’t understand why these two got a bye the first round?
Georgina comes out in the runway and promotes an amazing looking charity named Magic Bus. It’s based in India and serves the underprivileged youth of that country promoting education and skills. A young woman comes out who was in the program and explains that 80 percent of the girls in India drop out before they reach high school. This woman was the first person in her family to finish high school and is now working towards finishing her master’s degree. Alyssa immediately dumbs this amazing story down by saying that is what happens when you succeed….you graduate.
And the challenge is? A spring or summer dress for a graduation party. Sophisticated but appropriate as well please. Dmitry not only gets to choose which colors he is working with, he gets to assign everyone else their colors as well. These are true school colors. So they are hideous. Having red and white as my high school colors and green and gold as my University colors, I get why they are not so excited. He starts pulling tassels of a graduation cap and handing them out while keeping red and gold for himself. The looks will all be up for auction on Ebay. Meh. But the proceeds will all go to Magic Bus, so that is good. I wonder if that actually happened. 150 dollars and one day. Of course.
Irina is going to do and etheral blue and white party dress. Sean is doing a long dress with tassels? Evan, who I’m liking more and more personality wise, has some serious grape ape fabric. If you are a young un’ just google that. Anthony isn’t happy he’s got orange. Dude be happy you are HERE. Seth Aaron says with a straight face how far he’s come. He has his house label and he’s worked with QVC (along with every housewife who ever had something to hawk). He’s doing a dress with a tailored front and a cape in the back. You know who I wish was judging? Michael Kors. Because I have his version AND Alexander Mcqueen’s version of that hanging upstairs and they are both over 5 years old. Sunny isn’t happy he’s got yellow and royal blue. Cause he’s not designing for a marching band. Or Ikea.
They head to the workroom and Sean is looking for his new space. Dmitry says if he sees Sean doing fringe he’s going to throw up on it. Sunny is doing a cocktail dress and playing with circles. His sketch worries me. His colors worry me. I am officially worried about this nice Canadian. Christina is worried she has too many ideas. Michelle says everyone has an pack of basic bitch crayola colors and an annoyed Evan thinks she should shut up and figure it out. Or OOT. Seth Aaron is making 2-3 dresses and thinks that people are going too fancy. Irina does a lot of evening and Bridal (JOVANI) so she seems pretty confident. Always the kiss of death.
Anne comes in and welcomes the newcomers saying she expected to see less people not more. You and me both Anne. She is psyched to meet Sean and mentions his “rain” dress (which was cool) and his finale with all the tassels. (Just say fringe Anne). Sean thinks the graduation tassel is a sign. He’s putting feathered tassels all over the dress (unless Dmitry throws up on it first) and she’s worried about his time management. She thinks Juli’s is reading tacky…and it could “tank”. Well that’s not a good first impression. She tells Anthony not to be afraid of orange. Christina’s is reading Fall not spring and it’s busy. It looks like someone trying to rip off Dolce and Gabbana and failing miserably. Evan wants the judges to have a quasi-orgasm when they see his dress. Anne looks amused and alarmed at the same time. She thinks Cynthia has a good bold look going and Anya. Oh Anya. Anya is designing a flowy beachy dress. Because that’s what she does. She thinks Dmitry is using his red on yellow well, but she’s getting “Olympic Skating” outfit. Not good.
Sunny is pinning a blue jewel on a yellow tulle dress. Irina doesn’t think that is using two colors. She’s not wrong. Seth Aaron is doing a fun flirty dress and then producing a second in case he likes it better because his time management skills are INSANE people. Jasper says something so lovely and gracious I have no idea what Anne said about his outfit. Hold please. She says it could sell in a store tomorrow. It is very sweet, as is he. She tells Michelle hers “isn’t horrible” considering she received the worst color combination. Michelle celebrates. She tells Django that the longer she stares at his dress the more she hates the color combo and he just laughs. Irina. My God. Anne is speechless. I’m not guessing in a good way. This is hideous. Jersey prom hideous circa 1985. And short. VERY short. She assures everyone that someone IS going home this week and they all nervously laugh.
Seth Aaron has decided on his second dress because it’s cooler. Anthony has embraced the orange. Irina is going home. This is bad. A PORN star goes to prom in New Jersey circa 1985 bad. Where is this woman graduating from? Michelle says quinceanera meets porn. She’s not wrong. This is the worst thing I have seen on this show in a long time. And that’s including the twins. Sunny apparently won most of the challenges his season. Evan is done. And tired. So he’s napping. Sean says he would never take a nap during a challenge. He is ALSO not wrong. In the immortal words of Saint Christian Siriano, there is ALWAYS something else you can do! (said when Chris March was passed out on the couch). Juli has been married, divorced, fat and thin since she was last on this show nine years ago. She’s a little freaked out by the level of talent in the room. Christina is not happy at all with her look.
Day of runway and MOST people are running around. Christina has very high standards so she asks Sunny for help in executing something. Seth Aaron points out that Sunny has made a beautiful dress in only one color. Say it with me, He’s not wrong. Is Irina high? Slutty Barbie. Hooker fairy tale princess. These are the comments flying around. Her model looks horrified. Django is not inspired by Anthony’s look.
Alyssa doesn’t look hideous this week. Makeup and dress are good. She’s wearing Marchesa. Maybe Georgina personally styled her this week? Sofia Carson is the guest judge. I have no idea who this is. Hold please. Oh of course. A Disney actress. No one watches the Descendants in our house or listens to sugary pop music so nothing is still ringing a bell. I’m also old and a culture snob, so I’m sure that’s not helping. I love what she’s wearing though, so I will give her benefit of the doubt. Kiera Chaplin is the other guest judge. She is a model and the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin and the great granddaughter of Eugene O’neill. Those names I recognize.
Evan’s dress is very pretty even though I keep thinking curtains. I guess his nap helped. Anya’s woman graduated from Beaches Resort academy. Dmitry’s dress is still giving me skating outfit. Jasper’s model is adorable as is his dress. Would I wear it? No. Would a LOT of other people? YES. Django’s model looks like she is headed to a Ancient Rome theme party. Very shiny. Say what you want about Sean and his fringe, but this dress is good looking and moves well. Cynthia’s is a cute girl who just got her degree in Library Science. Ok. I LOVE Sunny’s dress. I’m worried he is going to get in major trouble for lack of blue. Irina loves her “I don’t care, I’m here to have a good time and fuck your boyfriend” dress. Ok I added that last part…BUT I’M NOT WRONG. I like the simplicity of the front of Christina’s dress, but think the back doesn’t match. I think Michelle did the best with the colors she got and I would have loved to see this in a different color combo. Juli is rocking the eighties with the satin mini dress with a big freaking bow. Yellow lace and purple satin….I’m having a prom flashback. Seth Aaron’s dress is very pretty and appropriate. I like the overlay. I would like him if he were a little less cocky. Oh Anthony. This is. Interesting. Or it would be in a different color combination. And not at a graduation party. My top three are Sunny, Sean and Seth Aaron/Evan tie. Jasper to win. Irina is so far in the bottom for me there is no one else. Or daylight.
Isaac think’s Seth Aaron’s looks expensive and Lori is digging the “on trend” seventies vibe. Alyssa thinks it’s sexy without being overt. Georgina deflates his head by thinking there are too many things going on. Lori loves the dress and is making relevant references so I’m quickly warming to her. Georgina thinks he gave the finger to the challenge, or as she calls it “the finger up”. They are all disappointed because they love the dress. Fuck. If he goes home I am going to be MAD. They love Anthony Ryan’s look? Georgina thinks it’s upbeat? She loves the proportions? Isaac loves it? The colors are fabulous? Keira thinks it’s young and elegant? To now quote Mugatu, “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.” Sofia thinks it’s too sporty and inappropriate for a graduation party and I like her even more. Georgina is getting a matronly feeling from Christina’s dress. Isaac loves the horsehair in the skirt but he has no idea who this girl is.
Alyssa yammers on how everyone is a winner and going to bring the craftsmanship (cough, Anya, cough). Sofia thinks Sean’s feels more like red carpet vs graduation. He just referenced NYU darling. This would work perfectly. (My son wants to go there). Georgina thinks its elegant and beautiful. Isaac thinks its a mother’s dress. Georgina says she would have worn it to her graduation. Georgina says Irina’s dress looks cheap and its too short. Isaac hates the fabric. Keira got slutty princess. We all did Keira. Except Irina. Alyssa praises her workmanship but says there is too much going on.
Anthony Ryan wins. Sunny gets sent home. I throw my computer in the pool. I didn’t really do that, but I wanted to. I remember why I fucking hate this show sometimes. So many people have stayed for greater offenses than Sunny’s. It’s bullshit and don’t give me the best of the best. Its complete and UTTER bullshit and the rest of these people should be thrilled he’s gone because what he did was beautiful. Next week….UNCONVENTIONAL CHALLENGE. Well at least banana girl isn’t here. I will NOT say her name. Have a good weekend everyone!! Xoxo CJ