One great top and one great skirt.
Terri’s sweet, isn’t she? Lorenzo thinks she looks like Donna Summer, but that’s probably just the gay in him – and we don’t mean Tom.
The looks in her portfolio were simple, but chic. To be honest, we hadn’t really considered her a contender and we were prepared to be bored by her work.
Then she picked those mop heads and we were prepared to be appalled. We were sure she was going to produce a trainwreck.
Well, we’re not too proud to admit…
We were dead wrong on all counts.
We have to give her major credit on this one. Who looks at mop heads and thinks “sweater?” She had to have known what she wanted to do immediately because she got right to work as soon as she hit the workroom. No “Oh, why did I pick mop heads? What am I gonna do?” drama. Girl just sat down and started braiding.
That is a chic and creative top. We both love it. It’s worth pointing out that it doesn’t look sloppy or bulky. She knew exactly what she was doing. We love the way it separates and comes back together.
The only reason this was ignored by the judges is that she blew her wad on that top. The skirt was an afterthought and it looks like it.
Granted, a simple skirt was what was needed for that top, but she looks like she just stapled a tablecloth around her waist.
Where would hipster chicks be without Bettie Page? How would they know where to put the flowers in their hair?
Cute. Nothing earth-shattering, which seems to be par for the course with these portfolios.
On the other hand, we LOVED this. But before we go any further…
Shannone = LOVE. She is FABULOUS and we’re ready to declare her our S5 DIVA right now.
Anyway, the dress:
Great use of the lawn chairs. She made that shit look like expensive fabric and she arranged the pattern for maximum impact.
It’s really the skirt that makes the look here. We just love the geometric, asymmetrical aspects of it. the way it creates a new shape but still flatters the wearer. We give her points for making the bust out of a dodgeball too, but we barely notice that. It’s all skirt here.
[Photos: Bravo/Barbara Nitke - Screencaps: ProjectRungay]