Okay, pardon us while we do a little bitching. This was the 4th challenge of season 6 and it was the 3rd challenge where the dictates amounted to no more than “Make something pretty.” It’s been “Make a pretty dress for the red carpet,” Make a pretty maternity outfit for a celebrity,” and now “Make a pretty dress for a model.” All that bitching we did last week about the insane surfwear/avant garde challenge? We take it back. Kittens, most of the challenges so far have been BORING. They better be visiting a garbage dump or something soon.
We remember Zoe from the ill-conceived Running in Heels show and normally we wouldn’t mind seeing her here, but her presence meant that neither of the two main judges were sitting in those chairs and that made for a distinctly Heidi-heavy judging panel. And kittens? That ain’t good.
Still, she gave good critiques.
And while motormouth here certainly made an energetic judge – and a knowledgeable one, we have to say – we remember her from way too many of those E! Fashion Police specials where they sit a bunch of loudmouths on director’s chairs and they all scream over each other to get as much air time as they can. We just wanted to say, “Honey, does Heidi look like Joan Rivers to you? TONE IT DOWN.”
We’ll walk you through it.
Let’s start with the one thing – well, two things, actually – staring us in the face. Boobs. Heidi made such a big deal out of the lack of support in Epperson’s dress, but we didn’t hear a word about these bouncing jugs. Nothing wrong with a healthy set of mammaries, but look at the way they’re pulling on the fabric. They look like they’re not speaking to each other at the moment.
The other thing that really bothered us was the proportions on this look. The high-waisted ballooning skirt coupled with the bouncing boobage made Tanisha look wide and short and we already know she’s neither of those things.
Here’s why we sorta get it: It really is an interesting look and it also has the feel of being very trendy. We can see how a fashion editor and a stylist would get all excited by that. We also have to say that we do like the jacket very much.
For us, it was an “almost.” Some good ideas and a good eye for trends, but to our way of thinking, it needed some rethinking at some point. Like, say, the very first time Tanisha tried it on. Conceptually, it’s strong but something went askew (figuratively and literally) in the translation.