Stylista: Out of the Closet
Y’know, last night’s show was almost kindasorta an improvement. Even though the “memorize all the partygoers” challenge was lifted straight out of The Devil Wears Prada, it had the feel of something an assistant would be asked to do and it felt like it was more grounded in the real world of fashion editorial.
Even the manipulative drama had a more grounded feel to it. Who couldn’t sympathize at least a little with Danielle’s plight?
“Why is my waist so small? I seriously want just to eat three cheeseburgers tonight so I can fit into something.”
Oh, Katie. You’re such a little bitch.
To be honest, as much as we might have sympathized with her, we did think she was being a little silly. She acted as if the whole issue was a complete surprise to her. Come on, honey.
There isn’t one fashion-minded woman in the world who doesn’t understand that the industry is skewed toward skinny women. We admired Danielle for wanting to forge ahead even though the odds were against her, but then she turned around and seemed completely beside herself that, y’know, the odds were against her.
The whole time she was refusing to enter the closet we were all “Bags! Shoes! Jewelry! Even belts! Come ON, honey! You’re stylish! You can find something in there to work with!”
And surprisingly, for the most part, her peers weren’t nasty about it. They seemed to sympathize with her.
Well, most of them did.
“Until you get to the point that you can just accept your body, it’s hell.”
Katie, the price tags are still attached to your boobs. Just sayin’.
“You’re so healthy. When you look at me, what do you think?”
Oh, honey. You claim to be perfectly fine with who you are but this is not the question of someone who’s comfortable in their skin. It was a little heartbreaking.
In other drama…
“Can I have a little input on your dress? We’re not going to have a boobie parade.”
We like Johanna. She’s clearly the most mature and professional out of the lot but she didn’t exactly cover herself in glory last night. Where exactly does she get off telling someone else how to dress? She was Katie’s team leader, not her boss.
On the other hand, when you’ve got a team mate who doesn’t know where her knees are, that could be a problem, yes?
We admired her thoroughness, but she was coming off a little crazy and obsessive there last night.
Granted, if we had one team member in the throes of a complete body image meltdown and another one who refused to do any work, we’d probably be a little crazed too.
But all that worrying and lack of sleep just didn’t help her in the long run, did it?
By the way, Danielle pulled herself together nicely and looked cute, didn’t she?
As for the page:
It was just alright. The title was a bit lame and the layout was pretty uninspired.
And let’s face it: mislabeling a caption is pretty much a cardinal sin in editorial.
When it came time for the elimination, we both noted that for once, we had no idea who they were going to send home. It seemed to us that the failure was Johanna’s.
But for some reason, it was Danielle that got the boot and to be honest, we have no idea why. It seemed like a totally arbitrary choice. We hate to say it, but it felt like they had two equivalent choices and defaulted to the fat girl.