Wasn’t that a
fun episode? Good morning, starshine. Can I get you some coffee? Polish your nipple jewelry? Dress you?
It really was an almost perfect season opener. We don’t mind at all that they returned to an old challenge, the cast has us VERY intrigued, and the judging was spot on last night. It was just FUN. Last season was kind of the opposite of fun.
“Hello everyone! Since you haven’t been on the cover of any magazines please stand 15 to 20 feet away from us at all times!”
And how lovely to see the Original Princess in all her glory. Austin, you look fabulous. It’s like Quentin Crisp reincarnated himself and said “THIS time, I’m not gonna get hung up on any masculinity issues!!”
The producers made you get rid of the beaded clutch, didn’t they?
And Sir Tim! Who KICKED ASS in that workroom last night. Seriously, there was blood on the Parson’s floor by the time he got done with those bitches. We like seeing Drill Sergeant Gunn!
It’s always a shock the first episode when they can barely fit all the designers on the runway.
Anyway, Congratulations Kelli! You talk REAL LOUD.
“I ALWAYS SAY THAT IF VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AND BETSEY JOHNSON HAD A BABY IT WOULD SUFFER FROM HEARING LOSS AND THAT WOULD BE ME.”
Let’s judge your portfolio, shall we?
Not really our taste, being in the rocker chick mode and all. Still, there’s some nice work there. She doesn’t seem to make the same dress over and over. We question some of her fabric choices.
As for the winning entry…
…the bottom half of it was GORGEOUS.
The top half, UNGORGEOUS.
Seriously, that is one unbalanced look. The judges rightfully raved over that skirt, but they all went collectively blind with the top.
Not that we question the win. She would have been our choice as well. She did an incredible job on that skirt. The colors and the pattern of the swirls of dye were so beautifully done that she managed to make vacuum cleaner bags look like high end fabric. Clearly, she has a well developed graphic sense and that can be a huge asset in the competition.
Also, the hook and eye from a spiral notebook? Crazy. And the very definition of innovation. She didn’t just do a good job in the design, she did the best job in taking the materials and finding ways to use them.
But she must have blown her creative wad on that skirt, because that top looks like another designer made it. Even if she had somehow managed to make the coffee filters work, it still would have left us yawning a bit because come on, coffee filters for the bust? Too obvious. And that weird studded thing in the middle – we don’t know WHAT that is. It’s a shame, if she had made a top better suited to go with that skirt, she would have made a killer look. It’s a testament to how beautiful the bottom half is that it obliterated the somewhat assy top half.
As always, WAY more to come, kittens!
[Photo: Bravo/Barbara Nitke - Screencaps: Project RunGay]