Alright, I’ve got myself seated on the couch, DVR remote in my hand, laptop at the ready. Let’s do this.
Not much to say, other than Joshua Ryan Reynold’s off-the-cuff remark about hoping the challenge is for S&M made me chuckle.
Use materials from a pet store to create a fashion look. Just keep in mind that the judges don’t like unconventional challenges that result in outfits made out of fabric materials. Muslin can be the understructure. They have $300 and 30 minutes to shop.
This is a scary-tough challenge. I’m surprised panic hasn’t already set in.
Fallene says she should love this challenge, since she is “whimsical.” This is going to get old soon.
Bert is going for dog beds and dog clothes. Bleh. I know he has immunity and all, but seriously, throwing this one won’t look good to the judges—they may not kick his ass on it this episode, but it might colme back and bite him later.
Folks are actually buying pet food. What the heck are they going to do with that?!
The Work Room
They only get 11 hours? Holy crap, that is ridick. This is definitely going to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Anthony want to use the birdseed as beading. Um, okay. Beading (with holes) on small amounts of fabric takes For. Ev. Er. They’ve barely started and I’m already concerned. Unless he glues it all…
Cecelia is going to glue dog food onto her dress. Ugh, the smell. Pity the model who has to have the smell of dried mechanically separated chicken near her nose.
Laura Kathleen was totally smart on the dog cone. It looks like it could really be the start of an interesting skirt.
Fallene says she feel pressure. Girl, it’s only the second episode. Most of us barely know your name. Get it together!
Olivier says he born in Ohio and moved to London when he was 16. He’s 22 now. So that’s at most 6 years of living in the U.K. considering he says he’s lived in Milan as well. So I wonder what’s up with the accent? It’s lovely. But I wonder if he yells in a nasally Midwestern accent (like mine) when he gets angry?
Joshua Ryan Reynolds says his fashion is quite theatrical. Which can be a bad sign. But he’s such great TV!
Laura Kathleen wonders if her outfit will look classy or assy. I may not love her, but she’s saying what we’re all thinking.
Olivier is using a taupe dog bed. Of course he is. I think he is allergic to color in his creations. Maybe it gives him hives or something. I shouldn’t judge.
Viktor has appeared to dye his “wee wee pads” a purple-y pink color. It looks a bit, um, low-end.
Mormon Josh also appears to be using the violet color. Why? WHY?
It looks like Joshua Ryan Reynolds dyed his muslin and will simply be applying the aquarium stones to it. Hasn’t there been a rule in earlier seasons that in these unconventional challenges the muslin has had to be completely covered by other materials? This rule doesn’t seem to be at play here, and I think it is a cop-out.
Seeing all the models in the room makes me kind of sad that there’s no Models of the Runway this year. I was one of the ten people on the planet that actually enjoyed that show.
Olivier’s skirt is applied pet bedding in two tones. I foresee lots of shedding on the runway.
Bryce says he want his skirt to be fluffy. It is indeed very fluffy. And Disney’s Cinderella blue. Or Downey fabric softener blue. Take your pick.
Anthony’s brdseed bodice is actually looking amazing. I’ve gone from “Oh no!” to “I hope he can pull it off”
Anya looks nowhere close to done. She doesn’t have a skirt yet. Laura Kathleen’s booty revealing (clearly “assy” of the “classy or assy” question) skirt will pale in comparison to the potential for Anya’s model to go bottomless.
Olivier is gluing woodchips to his model’s eyebrows. No comment.
It’s shocking to me how much of the “sewing” this episode is hot glue.
The Runway – All Images from MyLifetime.com
Danielle: Not loving the dye job on the skirt, it looks a little acid washed. The top is interesting, with the macrame-like weaving. I’m not sure what she used for it, so that’s good.
Fallene: The brown and orange color combination is hideously seventies, but the application on the skirt is interesting. The top looks unfinished across the bust, a bit short-waisted, and I think using the Piperlime belt is a cop-out.
Anthony Ryan: A. Maz. Ing. My initial concerns were totally wrong. This dress is gorgeous. Using the sunflower seeds near the neckline to create a collar was genius. I adore this look. It looks “expensive” to me.
Bert: No. Black bag dress with a little girl’s tutu pulled up over the boobs. With some sort of rhinestones buckle-things underneath. I really have nothing good to say about this dress. Ugh, and the pink on the edges of the netting…No. He even admits it doesn’t really fulfill the requirements of the challenge. It’s only the second episode and he’s already burned out and/or rebellious. Not a good sign. Not a good sign at all. His having immunity is either a very good thing, or a very bad thing, depending on your perspective.
Julie: Props for her trying to make her own textile by weaving the dog food bags. I’m just not sure doing so amounted to anything. I think the strips of bag were too wide which means the textile doesn’t drape. Thus, the garment is kind of shapless (though not a huge departure from her portfolio work.) Another cop-out by using a Pipelime belt. The back is completely disparate from the front.
Anya: Very cute weaving of the dog toys to make the bodice. It certainly fits her aesthetic. Is the skirt just dyed muslin, though? If so, points off for that. Also, I’m not sure the top is the best fit on the model.
Bryce: The skirt is just not good. It’s made of “wee wee pads” which look like dryer sheets. It has no real shape; I know he was going for poofy and exuberant, but it just looks weird. The top doesn’t do him any favors either. It looks like some sort of thick plastic bikini top. It looks like he designed a skirt, then blindly designed a top; both designed with no consideration of the other piece. He also styled it with high-heeled lace-up up-toe khaki color booties, which makes it look even crazier. What was he thinking?! Was every other pair of shoes already claimed from the Piperlime wall?
Kimberly: This dress just kind of “is” to me. It’s neither good nor bad, it just kind of exists. I think the aquarium tubing braid at the top is a sort-of interesting treatment, but I wish it was more of a strap on the shoulder than just an extraneous hanging bit. I like the left side (from our view) of the bodice better than the right. But overall, this is just meh to me.
Mormon Josh: The top is very unflattering on the model. It just isn’t well-shaped. The skirt is kind of a throwaway to me, and I’m entirely sure what’s going on with the belt. I don’t really like the lavander/lime green color combination. I don’t think he “brought it” as much as he talked about coming back from last week’s bottom; though apparently he thinks he did. Hrmph.
Viktor – This actually turned out pretty cute, despite my slight meanness about the color up above. On the runway it looks a bit nicer. It fits in with the current aesthetic of many celebrities who swear by strapless minidresses on the red carpet. He also used a belt to give it shape, which I’m not a huge fan of; but overall I now think my workroom impressions were wrong.
Cecelia: This turned out fairly nice as well. I like how she mixed the tan and blue sleeping material to create something that looks almost patterned. The garment looks fairly well made. She did not use a Piperlime belt to give the garment shape. I wish she had continued the belt-like detailing to the back, though.
Olivier – The fit on the skirt not good. It makes the model look big. I don’t like that he used the dog bed for the top (too fabric-y) though the shape is nice. The skirt just didn’t turn out looking that beautiful. He used a similar application as Cecelia, but I think the effect she achieved was better.
Becky – I like that she went for color, though I think in execution the colors are not so great. I don’t really like the shape of the dress, and honestly, shapewise it is very similar to her creation from last week. It makes me wonder if she is able to do anything else in the time constraints.
Laura Kathleen – The proportions on this are all wrong. I know the skirt was a kind-of last minute replacement, but it is still bad regardless. The top looks poorly made (it seems to be gapping a bit,) it looks too low on the model’s chest and I hate the strap. It would have looked even worse with the initial skirt. Still she didn’t use any muslin in her garment, so I do give her credit for that.
Joshua Ryan Reynolds: I think this is pretty cute. Although I am not the biggest fan of the neon trend, I think the way Joshua used the color was very smart. I like the top. A lot. Not sure about the skirt. I think it is something from the pet store rather than muslin, which is nice. I think the slight sheerness of the skirt is on-trend. I like the styling. I can totally see the type of girl he designed this for. It might be considered a little down-market, though.
My Top 3 (In no particular order):
Joshua Ryan Reynolds
My Bottom 3 (in no particular order):
The Judge’s Top 3:
Joshua Ryan Reynolds
The Judge’s Bottom 3:
Olivier is the winner. O…kay… He’s got immunity. Prepare yourself for more beige next week. His color allergy will certainly not be cured after this week’s win.
Bryce is in.
Mormon Josh is out. Two bad outfits in two episodes. Yikes.
That means Fallene is in. I totally thought she’d be out for being unable to defend her creation. But she’s in. Will Pukey the Clown will make another appearance? Only time will tell.