Let’s get to it .
Look, once again we need to remind everyone that we’ve hardly been in the tank for Mean Girl. Why do we feel the need to remind everyone of that? Because we think she’s not nearly as bad as people seem to think.
The worst we could ever say about Kenley is that she has an obnoxious, immature, mean girl streak to her and she doesn’t take criticism well at all. Annoying, sure. Villain status? Not when we put her up against the great schemers and trash talkers of previous seasons. She’s just a moderately talented girl with an annoying personality who thinks a little higher of herself than is probably warranted.
We would NEVER want to be stuck in a room with her for 12 hours a day and we don’t blame her fellow designers for being sick of her, but we also think they all got a little too “kewl kidz” in response and in the end didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory on the maturity front.
We admit it, alright? We felt a tiny little bit bad that she made it to the end and there was no one willing to congratulate her. We know, we know. You reap what you sow. We get it. We just think maybe the response to her has been a little out of hand relative to her “crimes.”
And speaking of crimes…
Like her, the dress is a silly thing. An attempt to be sophisticated and innovative with results that are more laughable than anything else. A cartoon dress.
There’s nothing really wrong with the silhouette or the construction. It’s all perfectly bland.
The two main problems are that she once again chose a fabric that was questionable at best and then she tried to do something exuberant and a little over the top on the hem and failed miserably.
Those “petals” (and we don’t believe her when she says they were supposed to look like scales) are too big, too heavy and too literal. And they’re not made all that well, to boot.
In fact, they’re very poorly made. And did we mention heavy? That dress was weighing that poor girl down like it was soaking wet.
So we got another throwdown with the judges…
But, as is so often the case with this show, it amounted to nothing, really:
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