Kimonos and Whookers
We’re calling it now: we think we love her. She’s fabulous, talented and (so far) has a quiet, no bullshit approach to things.
Can’t say much about her portfolio because they didn’t show much. What’s there looks fine, though.
And speaking of fine,
THIS is superfine.
Yes, she used the easiest materials to construct the dress and yes, it’s a fairly basic kimono, but she demonstrated a great eye and more importantly to Nina, great taste.
The dress, while not exactly visionary, was nonetheless a strikingly beautiful look rendered in that lemon yellow. And the execution was flawless.
Compare this to Wesley’s dress, which was made with the same material. While his dress was very cute, this dress was striking and memorable. Love that detail on the belt and love the layered sleeves.
Back? Also gorgeous.
What truly bumped this up to the memorable column was her use of the produce.
Contrasting that bright yellow with the rich greens and reds of the produce – and cutting the tomatoes to get more of an effect – showed a fantastic visual sense.
Plus, we love the asymmetrical arrangement of the produce for the collar. Much more visually interesting.
It’s too early to make predictions, but this is such a fantastic first entry that we have to say that Korto looks like one to watch. Besides, it’s so cute when Heidi tries to say her name.
And speaking of one to watch…
“If I’m the first eliminated designer I’ll be the biggest jackass of the nation.”
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh, HONEY. It’s FAR too late for THAT!
Let’s just skip her portfolio and go straight to the REAL Cheroin.
Like a hooker in Whoville. A Whooker.
It’s always fun to watch Tim being forced to interact with people he’d probably cross the street to avoid.
As for the “dress” (using the term as loosely as possible):
Honestly, what is there to say?
The only reason she’s still there (aside from the whole “she makes good television” thing) is because her dress, while a half-assed attempt at best, did actually convey her point of view fairly well.
In other words, if she had a pile of vinyl or patent leather instead of cheap trash bags, she would have probably made the exact same dress.
Of course, Jerry doesn’t agree, but why would he?
“First and foremost Stella put a garbage sack on a girl, and she whipstitched it. We gave her the nickname “The Whipstitch Garbage Bag Girl.” I can’t believe my fully tailored trench coat, which was beautiful with a full dress underneath it, was outshined by a trash bag. She should have gone. She gave up during the competition and during the runway show. She told the judges ‘I don’t really want to be here, I just put this together in five minutes, I had other people help me,’ so it was kind of discouraging to hear that she didn’t want to have anything to do with the show.”
And that’s the thing that’s so annoying about her. Her “take it or leave it” attitude. Look, bitch: there are a ton of talented designers who would love this opportunity. Step up and stop whining.
And no, you can’t have any crack.
[Pictures: Bravo/Barbara Nitke - Screencaps: Project RunGay]