Here Come the Bridesmaids
Poor Kevin. We can feel his frustration sweating out of our TV screen. It’s a palpable “Who do I have to fuck to win something?” sort of anger. Of course, that’s quickly followed by “I hope it’s a woman, because I’m straight!”
This could have been the winner, although once again, there’s mild disagreement between T and Lo.
Before we go any further, we have to mention now (because it’s the only shot of them we have), those shoes are awful with that outfit. Further proof that Kevin is straight. Bobby Trendy notwithstanding, the gays tend to be damn good at accessorizing.
Let’s start with the criticism before we get to the praise: that bustier top is poorly fitted and looks cheap. Granted, it’s made out of a frigging Hershey’s Kiss pillow so looking cheap was almost an inevitability.
But look at the rest of it. That was all cheap fabric but he managed to make it look chic and, well, we can’t go so far as to say it looks expensive but it at least doesn’t look highly flammable.
It’s a great little design, though. Love the little silver ruffled hem and 3/4 length sleeves with the little flare at the end. Thing is, even though it could have won, we think the judges skipped over it because it just looked too much like real clothes and they were clearly looking for whimsy, or as they called it, “joy.”
Honestly, the bullshit criteria they come up with from week to week. “Where’s the joy?” Give us a break.
How could Kit NOT use the Kit-Kats? A perfect choice for her. We just wish she’d found away to only use the “Kit” part of the logo. It would have come off wittier.
Which kind of ties into our main criticism of this look: whimsical, yes, but a little too obvious.
We were spoiled by Sissy Bear’s masterful use of the logos and we can’t help looking at this and thinking “Couldn’t you have done a little more with them?” She looks a bit too much like a walking advertisement.
Although, credit where it’s due: The Rolos belt was pretty damn ingenious.
The other factor we have to compliment is the styling. Kit almost always makes great styling choices, which makes sense because she’s a stylist. Both the hair and the killer boots really sold the look. Without them, it would have come off a lot weaker.
Along with Kevin, Kit’s another one we think deserves a win by now. She’s been pretty consistently good throughout the competition and unlike a lot of the other designers, she shows real style in her choices. Step it up, Baby Jane. We know you’ve got it in you.
[Photos: Barbara Nitke/bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]