The Technical Term for This is "Bullshit."
Honeys, we don’t think anyone with a brain could accuse us of being in the bag for Suede this season. He’s certainly received more than his share of T Lo bitchery, but this decision is pure horseshit, right up there with Nick’s auf’ing to keep Santino in the game and Austin’s to keep Wendy Pepper in the game.
The challenge seemed designed to produce a trainwreck of a runway show. Country Korto? Hip Hop Noodles? Darlings, we were pre-cringing at the thought of the results, but surprisingly, most of the results were either boring or passably good – with one notable exception.
This was NOT the notable exception.
We’ll get to Kenley’s later, so try and hold your commentary for that little bitchfest, but the worst we could say about this was that it was kind of dull.
It is amazing how our impressions of someone can turn on a dime – especially when they stop the posing. We were rooting for him all last night because he really seemed determined to please the judges and listen to Tim. Yeah, there was still the third-person thing and the finger-guns-to-the-camera thing, but we can’t stay mad when a designer is just trying to stay in the game.
We thought the vest was kind of an interesting design.
But when it was paired with a typical sternum-baring Jerrell top it took on a decidedly “Godspell touring company” look. And poodles? If an outfit makes us hum “Day by Day,” that’s not good.
Surprisingly (to us anyway), those pants came out looking pretty hot.
Of course, it helped that the model filled them out so well. Why hello, Miss Jerrell. Who knew you had it in you?
Now, now. No need to be shy. Let Michael get a little closer to … examine the construction.
No, really, the pants were actually kind of cool. It’s just that the outfit was dull and these damn judges always consider “dull” to be a bigger crime than “eyesore,” so once again, the less entertaining designer was sent packing. Every season has to have a producer-picked villain and it took a while, but Veronica Lodge got the nod which meant Suede was going home. Anyone who didn’t see that coming as soon as the runway show started simply hasn’t been paying attention to the history of the show.
We were the call-in guests on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens After the Sew last night and got to chat briefly with the Suedester and we found him to be sweet and grown up about the whole thing. He handled it better than we ever would have, that’s for sure.
For more of Suede’s thoughts, check out his Burning Questions interview:
Bravotv.com: Did you agree with the judges’ decision? What did you think of their comments?
Well this look was the first time I ever got a “FAB – U – LOUS” from Tim Gunn. That meant the world to me. I did understand the judges’ feedback and think the comment that I learned the most from was by LL Cool J. He told me that when an artist is on stage for two hours they need to have something that people will keep seeing little surprises in their clothing. I learned from this comment and immediately after we got out of filming I was given the chance to dress recording artist and diva AMUKA for KTU’s Beatstock. I channeled EXACTLY what LL Cool J said and I worked it out – Amuka looked smoldering. For me, it would have been much easier to create a stage look for a woman then a man. I believe in edginess for a guy, but taking it over the top and costumey is just not where I am at this point in my career. So at the end of the day I was true to who I am and super-proud of my look and honored to be in the top five.
Bravotv.com: Kenley was pretty feisty in this episode — what did you think of her attitude towards Tim/in general?
Completely disrespectful! Tim is amazing and I have the utmost respect for him and let’s not forget she ripped me apart on the last episode as well. Clearly, she has some growing to do!
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