Terri and Kenley
Let’s start with the one you all keep bringing up:
While this look had a lot going for it, we’re afraid we can’t completely commit ourselves to getting on the TerriLove Train. It was certainly one of the few entries that fit the challenge.
It’s modern-looking and stylish, which is a huge plus, and it’s amazing to us that Terri managed to complete 3 tailored pieces during a time frame in which many of the designers couldn’t properly complete one.
Here’s the thing: she has three different stripe patterns in two shades of blue and three shades of red above the waist. That’s an awful lot of look.
Plus, that top is way too tight and sits too low for most women.
And that ruffle-y ascot thingy is just too much. There’s so much going on in her upper half that the eye doesn’t know where to rest when taking it in.
We liked the white pants with the stripe running down one side, but we didn’t particularly like the flared leg. We tend to think that a straight leg would have been better for this look.
And there appear to be some fit and/or execution issues around the waist.
It’s a smart look and definitely one of the best ones in a sea of mediocrity, but it wasn’t without its problems. Many people have commented that she was robbed out of the win, but we can see why the judges didn’t pick this one.
Well, Kenley has been pegged as “the annoying one” by her peers and we can’t say we disagree.
Granted, it didn’t escape our notice that her apparent annoying tendencies only came up AFTER she won a challenge and as we all know, jealousy always plays a huge part in delicious reality television drama.
Still, if we had to listen to that laugh 16 hours out of 24, we’d go insane.
As for her entry…
…she appears to have been stricken by that elusive affliction that hears “Olympics” and thinks “cocktail party.” Although to be fair, this is less a cocktail dress and more like something a particularly stylish woman would wear to the office.
She said she wanted to stick to only blue and white because it’s “more tasteful,” which is all well and good, but she needed to marry “tasteful” with the dictates of the challenge. There’s no way to look at this and think “Olympics.” It’s not remotely sporty or patriotic. And besides, that blue looks awfully close to purple to our eyes.
Taken on its own, we like the idea behind the look. Although that skirt looks a little sloppy. We suppose it was deliberate that she didn’t match up the plaid, but we can’t say we like it.
And that top looks awfully wonky to us as well.
Why does everything look twisted and wrinkled and poorly executed? She certainly didn’t have execution problems with the last challenge and that appeared to be a more complicated design than this one.
[Photos: Bravo/Barbara Nitke - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]