Two Big WTFs
Holiday or no holiday, we’ve got dresses to rip, bitches!
We admit, we felt a little sorry for Mean Girl when the fabulous Shannone dropped out on her unexpectedly. She was the best model in the bunch and it’s tough when you have to adjust your design mid-challenge for a body you’re not used to.
Although not even Shannone could have sold this bizarre lampshade of a dress.
There’s just no way around this one, kittens. It’s AWFUL. In fact, it’s so bad that it’s almost hard to believe it’s Kenley’s.
Not that Kenley hit the mark every time, but her work has been fairly consistent up till now. This is such a weird design. Totally unflattering.
We don’t get it. Was she going for whimsical? Is that it? If that’s it, then…Big Fail. It looks tacky and ridiculous when we suspect she was going for witty and lighthearted.
Seriously, kittens, help us out here. Trying to figure this one out is making us cranky. It looks like something a ten-year year old would make on her Fashion Plates when she’s had too much sugar. There are too many elements and taken as a whole, the look just isn’t grown up or sophisticated.
It’s that frikking zebra skirt thingy she did. It’s like she was in mid-design and had some sort of seizure and this is what she wound up with.
And what’s going on with the fit in that bodice? Where are her boobs?
No, poodles. We can’t say we like this one at all. We thought early on that Kenley had the goods, but with her last couple of entries, we’re forced to rethink that evaluation.
Although, credit where it’s due, we thought her outfit was really cute. We’re not total bitches, you know.
And continuing with our WTF theme, can someone please explain to us exactly why the judges loved this one so much?
There were some aspects of this that we liked. We think Jerrell really WAS trying to do something witty in that she kinda does look like the interior of a luxury car and we suspect that was deliberate.
We thought he showed great sense in choosing the materials to use and we did like the way he used the metal trim. Here endeth the complimentary portion of our program.
Our problem is twofold: First, the proportions on this thing and the way it’s structured does very strange things to her body.
And second: the styling on this gal was way too over the top. We’re just not feeling the Mad Max meets Luxury Car vibe he seems to have created. We get it; it’s futuristic. But we think a clean, minimalist face with some silver highlights would have gone better with the look rather than this Bang Bang, I am the Warrior face she’s sporting.
And what…why is… how did… what was he…? Just what the HELL is going on there? Did the dress give her a spinal deformity or something? Why are her boobs deflating right in front of our eyes? Why is she all hunched over like that? Is it because the dress is barely covering her? Too many questions, darlings!
And then the way the bodice flares out over her hips and the way he placed the seams in the skirt keep reminding us of lederhosen for some reason.
He started with an interesting idea and to be fair, he almost got it right, but there are some proportion and fit issues that are so overwhelmingly weird and unflattering that we’re a little surprised the judges praised it as much as they did.
[Photos: Barbara Nitke/Bravo - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]