It was like the producers just got tired and said “Enh. Just throw everything at them.” Auf’d designers, previous season designers, alcohol, team challenge, avant garde. We’re assuming they didn’t have the budget for the flaming hoops and shark pits.
Don’t get us wrong. It was fun to see the previous seasons’ designers, even if most of them barely got a couple seconds of screen time. Princess here mugged and shimmied for all she was worth, didn’t she? Something tells us that she misses having cameras on her pixie face 24/7.
Big props to Carmen. She looked absolutely gorgeous.
Now. About that judging…
Honeys, we just don’t get it.
But before we jump allover Jerell’s entry, we have to say we don’t get ANY of it. If we were the judges, we wouldn’t have been able to pick a winner or a loser (well, maybe Blayne was kinda obvious) because the entries were so mediocre last night and so not what we would call “avant garde.”
We’re thrilled that Jerell won it because he’s the only one of these bitches that seems to be having fun and that is exactly how one should approach a reality competition.
As is that.
As for the dress:
Foregoing the fact that there is nothing remotely avant garde about this design, we think it suffers from some Jerellisms: the pairing of fabrics that really don’t go together, the over-layering to the point of sloppiness, and the truly execrable styling.
That jacket is HORRIBLE. Terribly overdone, plus it just doesn’t “speak” to the other two fabrics.
We do think the skirt is gorgeous and we love the little flaps on the side.
That jacket was absolutely butt ugly, but when she took it off, the design suddenly became more elegant – although even the two remaining fabrics don’t look like they go with each other.
Without that jacket, it’s a lovely silhouette. That skirt is a beautiful piece and the whole look rests on it.
See? We like the look just like that. We don’t think there’s anything avant garde about it, though. Honeys, we’re just confused and we’re going to need some more coffee to figure the rest of these dresses out.
For what it’s worth – CONGRATS JERELL! You’re going to Bryant Park! Just please let someone else make the styling decisions for your runway show.