Congratulations Daniel and Andrae!
Truth be told, we don’t love this outfit.
The dress itself has some nice detailing and it’s well executed but we both went “Hunh?” when Nina called it “modern.” We were thinking exactly the opposite. It just looked so done to us.
See, this just falls into the “pretty but plain” category for us. It looks like a basic but well done Simplicity pattern. Not to disparage home-sewers (in fact, we love checking out what some of our talented bitches-with-needles are working on), but you have to admit ladies, there are a lot of very basic designs out there for the intermediate-level sewer and this looks like one of them to us.
And it’s made doubly worse by the addition of that far-too-precious jacket.
It not only looks, as Tim suggested, a little prim, it looks a little juvenile. Like a ten-year-old’s party dress.
We suspect that a big part of the win was due to Rebecca really hauling ass and working it in the window. We hope you took her out for some solid food as a treat, boys.
Despite our criticisms, we don’t hate the outfit. Like we said, it’s well-executed. It’s just kinda basic – even for that House of Basic, Banana Republic.
And besides, it once again afforded us a minor, but delicious weekly pleasure.
The “steam coming out of Santino’s ears” screencap. Say what you will about the man, he is hella entertaining. There is not one emotion that he can successfully keep off his face. He puts everything right out there. Which is why, every time we get one of these screencaps, there is only one person we can think of.
We can’t be the only ones who see it, can we?