S1/E9: Congratulations Wendy.
Ahhhh…the rage came back last night watching this, didn’t it?
This is what muppet hookers look like from the back.
There’s something weird about that bust. Somehow it manages to make Melissa’s boobs look small while simultaneously giving her the oh-so-classy cup-runneth-over look.
To be fair, we don’t hate the dress. From the waist up, it’s fine. That skirt is…we don’t know WHAT that skirt is. No, what annoys us is she did the same thing she did last week: looked at what the client was wearing and simply made a variation on that.
That is almost EXACTLY what the top of the dress wound up looking like, right down to the color. Considering that in the previous challenge, she thought changing the pocket positions on a postal uniform was “redesigning” it and considering that in the Banana Republic challenge, she managed to win it by basically lifting from the Banana Republic catalogue and shifting some elements around, we’re forced to conclude that Wendy’s biggest problem as a designer is…she’s not a designer. She’s a very talented dressmaker.
Tim, we’re really starting to hate that you have the ability to look good when you’re not posing at all. In fact, you look much better when you’re not posing. Us? Christ, we have to do the whole Paris Hilton 3/4-turn-with-a-head-tilt before we can even think of letting anyone take a pic.
But enough of that, how about her little meltdown upon receiving a compliment from Tim?
It started off almost charming for a moment. Our split-second first thought was “Oh, she’s REALLY been putting herself through the wringer, poor thing.”
Then it got weird. The slowly dawning horror on Tim’s face upon viewing this tortured display was comedy gold. It’s only for a second, but that’s because Tim has preternatural control over his facial muscles.
“Don’t show it on your face, Timmy. Just back away from the cameras and you can go have good laugh in your office. Calm. Composed. They’ll turn the camera off in a second. DON’T LAUGH AT HER. She could be dangerous.”
Anyway, here’s what that tacky, no-taste bitch looked like when she wore the outfit to the Grammys. What pisses us off, she did some major “tweaking” to this dress. If you’re going to go that far, why not pick one of the nicer dresses and tweak them? She admitted that there were elements of the other three designs that she really liked. Tweak the top on Jay’s dress or don’t wear the pants on Kara Saun’s. Both would have looked better – and WAY more importantly: age appropriate on her. She’s got a great figure but the bottom line is, she’s not a kid. She comes off looking like a mother at a Bar Mitzvah trying WAY too hard.