Ricky: “I think I should be team leader.”
Victorya: “I agree. You do think you should be team leader.”
Elisa: “Hi Ricky! I really like your hat.”
Ricky: “Sometimes you just need to shut up and let me be in charge.”
Victorya: “I don’t believe that you really think that.”
Elisa: “WHOA! Did the earth just shift on its axis or something?”
Victorya: “You know, I really don’t think that you want to do it that way.”
Ricky: “You know what, bitch? Why don’t you worry about your own shitgasm or maybe go help the hippy chick out with her stuff?”
“Hey guys! Should I make a dress or something? Wow, you look so small from over here.”
Oh lord, kittens. Was that team a miasma of passive-aggression, ego, hyperdefensiveness and smack-talking or what?
We couldn’t have picked two worse people to be on the same team. Ricky is always ten seconds away from a crying jag and Victorya always seems like she’s ten minutes away from stabbing someone with a pair of scissors.
The thing is, they were both right in their own way but one of them was more right than the other. Victorya clearly wanted to lead the team without the downside of having her neck on the chopping block come judging time and Ricky just wanted Victorya to say “You’re THE BEST Ricky! How could I ever have doubted you?!”
Neither of these bitches were able to trust the instincts of the other one. While it was good that Ricky helped her with her fit issue, he hovered over her way too much and fretted over every design decision she made when as far as we could tell, she was doing just fine.
It looked to us like Ricky was just reacting to the fact that She was fretting over HIS design issues. Problem was, she was right. Ricky was the one that was having the most problems but he didn’t want to hear it.
Let’s go to the tape:
Ricky sez: “We’re giving the illusion of underwear, the neon was stringing the whole group together and the cutouts were just illusions.”
Okay, so TWO out of your THREE requirements were just illusions? What the hell? Actually, all three of them were imaginary because that is not neon. Those are jewel tones with a little bit of bright yellow. And how is it that a lingerie designer lead a team that couldn’t make anything that looked remotely like underwear?
Yow. That is FUG.
And poorly put-together fug at that.
We don’t get it. Is that bodice supposed to suggest a bra or something? Is that the underwear part of the challenge? Is the netting supposed to suggest cut outs?
Poor Chris had it all wrong. He should have skipped the shoulder pads altogether and just told the judges he was going for the “illusion” of them.
Elisa sez: “If I had not known that I made that dress, I would never think that I made that dress.”
Anyway, we actually liked this one the best. We keep saying it, but Puppet Girl knows what she’s doing.
We agreed with Nina that the so-called illusory cutouts could have been done in more sophisticated shapes – and it would have been nice if a couple of them had been, y’know…actual cutouts – but this was a sharp, modern-looking dress.
It’s a damn shame they chose satin for the fabric, though because it comes close to ruining this dress. It already ruined Ricky’s.
We liked this one too. Liked, not loved.
First, the whole silhouette looks very dated to us and despite Ricky’s best efforts to fix it, that bodice is just too tight.
We love the colors she used, even though they weren’t neon. She was smart to get rid of that awful yellow. The detail and finishing on the bodice is beautiful. We just don’t like the line where the bodice meets the skirt. It draws way too much attention to itself.
All in all, this team was a trainwreck and in our opinion, did far worse than Chris’ team in meeting the objectives of the challenge. But they sure were fun to watch.
Victorya: “I think Ricky should go because he totally got up in my grill.”
Ricky: “I think Victorya should go because she almost made me cry.”
Elisa: “Look! That girl is wearing a dress just like the one I made! Wait. Did I make that dress?”
[Photos:Barbara Nitke /Bravotv.com/- Screencaps: Project RunGay]