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Under The Gunn: Underwhelming Finale

We’ve reached our finale for the season, and it’s time to assess–how did Under The Gunn do?

The show fell prey to trying to keep the teams numbers even, the way The Voice did in its early seasons. No running out of contestants by Top Eight for this group. Also several key challenges were dumbed down, as if the show assumed those that needed mentors of PR alums were just not up to regular PR snuff. In other ways they stood by the tried and true PR formula of Tim Gunn bon mots, snarky judges and–of course–four people in the finale after they spent all season saying there would only be three. The true test of how they did–casting a UTG Season 2–won’t come until the fall. What do we think? One and done, like Project Accessory? Or could this be a nice derivative of the original, like PR:AS?

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While we ponder that, our four finalists (and their still-full cohort of mentors) meet up with Tim in the runway studio, divided into their little teams. The challenge for the finale: a five look collection done with $2500 and three days. There will be eliminated contestants brought back as helper monkeys. So this challenge isn’t far off from the All Stars finale, which last time was seven outfits in four days with $2k. But it is still a far cry from the Ten Looks in anywhere from 5 weeks to 3 months (with $10k) that they get in Project Runway proper.

Day one has the show descending into a Lexus commercial for a few minutes before heading to Mood (with mentors!) We are then put through a Product Displaying Make Up People commercial. When we finally get back to the lab, we learn that Sam is saddled with Blake and Oscar saddled with Natalia for their helper monkeys. Asha is blessed with Michelle (someone to solve her construction issues!) and Shan has Stephanie.

Day two and after some family visits manipulated for maximum emotional impact we get to what matters–our final walk throughs.

  • Asha: She’s got a jumpsuit and a skirt to show so far, even though she’s been babbling on about evening and sumptuous looks. Mondo frowns and says “costumey.” Tim says she’s trying too hard.
  • Sam: He’s gone full Pavlov and gone back to the fabric from his first winning outfit because it got him praise. Five outfits all made from that tacky sparkly silver fabric? Mondo calls it “Legend of Zelda.”
  • Oscar: He has sparkly leopard print pants. He’s also recycling the coat from last week, which Tim does not like at all. Nick agrees bringing back a greatest hit is a good idea, but maybe not last week’s greatest hit.
  • Shan: He’s gone full out leather and lace. There’s a to-die-for jacket in the collection. Anya is concerned all the lace will make it feel crafty.

Sam is once again painting fabric. Why has no one done anything about that yet? At least this time it’s neon green so it will look like Vulcan bloodstains, instead of human ones.

Day three, the models arrive for fittings. Oscar’s collection looks semi-couture at this point. Sam’s starting to pair his silver stuff with far more plain pieces, which helps enormously. Asha’s models still look to be wearing Las Vegas casino costumes or perhaps rejects from the Pompeii challenge. It’s Shan’s work that I really want to see more of, especially the red and beige dress.

Day of runway and the producers have rented out one of those old 1930s theaters with the chandeliers to stage their show. Let’s see how the collections turned out.

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Project Runway Season 12: Finale Part 2

Last week we had the first part of the finale, in which Helen was eliminated to leave Alexandria, Justin, Dom and Bradon to have their lines from Fashion Week televised. This week… we need to immediately un-back burner that woman from Tide who showed up with the last minute Washable challenge! Because as quickly as Tim congratulates them on making it to this round, he has reloaded the bank cards with $250 and taken them to Mood for the last time to shop for “washable” fabrics. Everyone says the word “washable” over and over, as if they’re getting an extra $100 for each utterance. This is only interrupted by an extra long trip to the Name Dropping Hair Salon.

Tim is really excited when he shows up to look over the finale lines.

  • Bradon: From what I see in his corner, the boy is having an editing issue. There’s a lot of looks, and each look is a lot of look in an of itself. But nothing seems to go together. Tim gently suggests he cut a seriously oversized skirt outfit to fit in his “washable,” and help edit the collection.
  • Dom: The Queen of Prints is on her game. Her self created prints look fantastic, and the outfits she made out of them are correctly scaled. There is one bellbottomed onesie that Tim suggests is a bit “janky.” Her washable isn’t made yet, so there’s no way to judge anything about it.
  • Justin: His washable outfit is reversible. Tim worries Justin shouldn’t challenge himself too much at this point. Tim also points out that one dress has a bad “librarian” length, and then apologizes to librarians everywhere for suggesting they have no fashion sense.
  • Alexandria: Her washable look is so of her collection, I never would have guessed it wasn’t an original piece. Tim’s main concern is to turn Nina around on the collection, and tells her to not walk too many “flat tee shirts,” and warns her that she needs to appeared to have taken their notes, or there will be “retribution.”

Day before runway, and I just realized there are no assistants this season to help the final four finish their pages and pages of notes. Alexandria is cutting tee shirts in favor of “more special tops.” Bradon is still draping and redraping his washable look. The models arrive. Justin spends lots of time on his fittings working with the 3D printed pieces. Bradon decides not to cut his enormous skirt despite Tim’s advice. Alexandria and Dom have a lot to do. In the middle of this time crunch, the contestants are pulled away to sit with the Product Displaying Makeup People to do consultations. When Tim arrives for the last gather round, Bradon wishes he could still be working. I don’t know why–the last hour should be packing, not sewing. Tim tells them it’s anyone’s game and group hugs.

Onto the Day of Project Runway’s show at New York Fashion Week. One of Justin’s models had to be swapped because the original broke her ankle. Bradon is having fits over a tiny coffee stain on his silk charmuse. But all I can think about is the fact that just off camera, at this very moment, Ken is having a hysterical meltdown and refusing to walk his line. But because Project Runway insists on maintaining the fiction that only the Top Four are backstage showing instead of the Top Nine, they are denied the ability to put what I’m sure was some seriously filmable drama in this episode. Do we think this will finally convince the producers to stop lying to us every season? And instead be honest that everyone left when the show airs post Fashion Week show, but only the top three are televised and eligible for judging?

You’re right, probably not.

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Project Runway Season 12: Finale Part One

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…and then there will still five! Five pretending that they’re not all showing at Fashion Week. You know, all it would take is a small change of wording to make it so this show wasn’t baldly lying to us. Anyway–the designers have only six weeks (!!!) and $9000 to create a 10 collection look for Spring 2014. (Spoiler free sampler of the results here.) Heidi then throws a curveball–one of the 10 is an unconventional materials look. Everyone is then dismissed to go home and await the coming of Tim.

Tim’s Home Visits:

Dom is in Philly. Her collection is inspired by “retro futurism”–think Bladerunner. Her fabric prints are all self designed, and most of what we have to look at is the yard of proofs. She has three semi-finished looks which are amazing. Tim worries about the amount of work she has left to do.

Out in LA, Tim meets up with Bradon. His inspiration comes from crocuses pushing up from the end of winter. Some of his textiles are fantastic. Tim’s only concern is his unconventional look which is a clunker next to the other looks.

Now that we’ve seen the two with guaranteed slots…

Alexandria lives in a tiny flat in San Mateo. She’s got about 30 pieces made and is really at the editing phase. She calls her collection “neo nomadic punk.” Her unconventional look is woven phonebook pieces that she had her students weave for her as part of an ongoing project at school. She hastens to add they don’t know what it’s for. Meanwhile, I’m wondering how the PR producers feel about this horrifying admittance of breaking child labor laws, and how parents might feel to know they pay for their children to go to camp only to be put to work as slave labor and their classroom turned into a third world sweatshop. To top it off, she then takes him to her child labor factory where she has not only been having these kids make her textiles, but also “Ugly Dolls” of everyone on Project Runway. Tim loves the one of him.

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Helen meets Tim at a warehouse in New Jersey wear she has her studio. He inspiration is “clairvoyance.” Tim worries that’s a bit abstract. Apparently she too had a print manufactured for herself and this collection–that of an up close eyeball. So much for Miss I Don’t Get Prints. The rest of her looks are…boring. The print is the most interesting thing there. That and her unconventional look, which is made of shower mats. But everything else? Yawn! Tim lays it out for her that this is not going to get her televised at fashion week. Unlike other times, she doesn’t has a meltdown at this.

Finally, Tim meets Justin at his parent’s house in North Carolina. The sign language interpreter sticks out like a sore thumb in their upperclass southern gentile home. We learn Justin’s sister is not a fan of his clothes and doesn’t seem interested in becoming one any time soon either. The parents try to laugh this incredibly uncomfortable moment off. His workspace is on campus at NC State. His collection’s inspiration is touching–it’s inspired by soundwaves and the moments before and after he got his cochlear implant. He’s also got a 3D printer, which knocks Tim’s socks off. The piece he’s currently producing in the printer will take 180 hours to make. His unconventional piece is made of plastic test tubes. Tim agrees there’s potential in this collection. I’m more concerned that I didn’t see any actual clothes.

When everyone arrives back in New York, there’s a show and tell at the workshop as they all unpack. Tim arrives with Raquek Rozas who is “the brand manager for Tide.” Apparently it’s the 11th look challenge, which must be washable! But this challenge isn’t for now. It’s for after we find out who is going to fashion week. So don’t mind me while we back burner that in favor of Tim’s critique.

  • Alexandria is planning on showing her take on the trench coat, a jacket with one of the headpieces and a leather vest. She’s worried she’s not showing a balance of things. Tim tell her to follow her instinct.
  • Justin is showing his unconventional piece, and extremely dull looking piece that is all white. Tim notes how sloppy his construction is, and how much his pieces don’t work together.
  • Helen’s three looks are one of her red capes, an eyeball pattern dress with a red center and an eyeball skirt with a bustier. Tim calls the seamwork on the cape “clunky.” He points out the red center outfit’s skirt looks like an undone baby onesie. He thinks she needs to show more capes if that’s what’s she’s really basing her collection on.

Day of runway, Dom and Bradon feel a little weird being outside the chaos of the other three as they prep to show. So they end up assisting Helen and Justin, respectively, since it’s not like they were going to get any work done in the insanity anyway.

Let’s go to the runway.

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Project Runway Season 12: Make It Avante Garde

It’s the last episode before we get to the two part finale. As Heidi says: “It’s the sausage dangling in front of their noses.” (We’ll just leave that one there.) This week involves going to a Butterfly Garden for an Avante Garde Inspiration. There they are met by Tim, who is saddled with the man from the Product Displaying Makeup People, who mistake this for also being a challenge about them.

After 30 minutes of sketching, they head back to Mood. Suggested spending is $500. The sense at Mood is that the times they saved on other challenges was to spend here. Bradon doesn’t even have a sketch. He’s just blindly buying.

Since this is a two day challenge, the first day is spent working on foundation pieces. Except Bradon, who still has no sketch and spends his day making “fashion noodles.” Day two starts with a whole lot Product Displaying by the make up people, who have even brought a nail maven along for bonus products.

Tim Time!

  • Dom: She got all into the idea of butterfly crossbreeding, and so she’s “crossbreeding” textiles.
  • Helen: She’s got a big black cocoon cape. Underneath there’s a tangerine dress. Tim dislikes the cocoon. She has a complete meltdown at his disapproval. Tim all but slaps her and yells “SNAP OUT OF IT!”
  • Alexandria: She’s got a bunch of ripped up black lace. Tim likes that it’s raw and unfinished.
  • Bradon: Tanktop and mini in the front, insane couture gown in the back. Tim thinks the “fashion noodles” might be overkill.
  • Justin: Lots of piping. It’s very pretty. Tim worries one of his fabrics looks cheap.

The moddles come and go. Helen melts down at her model, who gives her a pep talk.  What is with the models being the source of strength for their designers this season?

Day of runway, and the designers arrive to see all the losing looks from the season prominently displayed in the workroom as they come in. It turns out, IT’S NOT RUNWAY DAY. There’s a second challenge being added in. The “Avante Garde” look will be joined by a second “Make It Work” look. No, they do not have to relate to each other. They each pick an auffed look:

Tim is very proud of Justin. He cries. Bradon forgot Sue’s was made of placemats. Whoops. Too bad there’s no trip to Mood. The moddles come back and go again. Alexandria hates everything she’s made. That not only makes two of us, but I’m going to toss in wondering why she’s still here.

Let’s go to the runway.

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Project Runway Season 12: Muse It to My Prints

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“There can’t be that many of us at fashion week!” lies Dom as our episode starts. Honey, not only are all of you showing, but Jeremy too! Why must you turn this show into a House of Lies?

In the workroom, Tim introduces the man from the Branded PC Sponsor. It is time for the Branded PC Challenge, where designers create their own textiles on Branded PC hardware. (Due to the turnaround this is an automatic two day challenge, though they really can’t get to work until day two.) The winner gets a host of Branded PC stuff. They’ll be inspired by “Next Generation Innovators.” These young teen-to-twenty somethings are not the models or collaborators, just muses. Helen picks first since she won last week and then the rest pick from the button bag.

Justin gets a former Miss America. Kate gets a female software developer. Bradon has a BMX Bike trick doer person. Helen has an artist. The point of all these different people is they’ve created start ups all of which are bent on helping people. Well, ok, maybe not Helen’s. He just seems to be an artist. Anyway, I’m glad Project Runway has chosen to give them a platform, but can we get to the textiles?

Back at the workroom, everyone has one hour to create their print. Then it’s off to Mood, where suggested spending for supplementary fabric is $100. Tim encourages every to spend-spend-spend. Swatch Approves.

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The next morning, the prints arrive. In lieu of anyone having a meltdown, or dragging producers on to camera, we have Helen being really insecure about what she should do with her print now that she has it. This causes Alexander to utter the immortal line: “Deal with your own designs, honey.” Dom tells her to stop talking and get enough done that Tim can help her.

Good thing Tim is here.

  • Dom: Her print is unflatteringly enormous. She’s making a basic body-con dress.
  • Bradon: His movement lines look like plaid. His plan is to use it as a skirt. Tim is perplexed.
  • Kate: Her print is meh and her design is muddled with starburst pleats.
  • Justin: He designed circles with hands doing an I love you sign. He’s making it into a gown.
  • Helen: “I’m awful, and yourself?” she says as Tim walks up. Her print is a little on the patriotic side with red, white and blue stars. She claims “I don’t do prints.” Hello, your skin is COVERED in prints. Get over yourself.
  • Alexandria: Her print is very light. When she adds the leather it helps the print pop.
  • Alexander: His print is chocolate lattices from a cake. Tim calls it “clerical.” That’s because there’s a big white cross across the center.

GO WITH YOUR VISCERA! cries Tim. The moddles come and go. The nun’s outfit Alexander is making is really tight and slinky. Does the Belk accessory wall include a crown of thorns?

Day of runway, and Helen’s finally got her head on the right way round. Alexander’s model is stunned to learn her nun’s outfit was inspired by a cake. Kate’s garment doesn’t fit her model properly.

Let’s go to the runway.

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Emmys 2013 Top 10 Red Carpet Looks

The 65th Primetime Emmys are the third biggest televised fashion event for A-list celebs. (Numbers 1 and 2 naturally being the Oscars and the Golden Globes.) So how did our small screeners do in comparison to their large screen counterparts? Here are the top ten looks from last night, plus the two worst dressed and my own favorite, the Triple Take WTF look.

Let’s start with what was in my opinion, the best look of the night.

Kerry Washington knocked this out of the park in Marchesa. White without being bridal, floral without being fussy, this looked good in both the stills and on TV.

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Project Runway Season 12: FanGirls Are Wearin’ It For Themselves!

It’s time for the “Real Woman” challenge. But this year, it’s not just any “real women.” The real women are Project Runway “uber duber super fans.” They’re not just getting an outfit made for them either–they’re getting full on make-overs. They lose their minds when they arrive at Parsons and meet Tim Gunn. I will not snark about this. If Marnifer and I were selected and were there, we’d be losing our minds too.

This challenge is combined with the Name Dropping Hair Salon challenge. It’s a two day challenge. I assume this is because the show is terrified of disappointing these women. (Also, part of day one will be lost to the Name Dropping Hair Salon dropping names.) Their superfans come pre-assigned. Some details: Justin has the mormon. Helen gets the one in most need of a makeover. Bradon gets the one with the least need of a make over. Alexander’s cannot wait to go to Mood. Ken is the one who says the line we’re all waiting for. “I’ve never designed for real women.” All together now: THEN WHO THE FUCK ARE MAKING YOUR CLOTHES FOR?

I want to stop and note something here: These women really understood the Project Runway process, and struck me as the most prepared for what they were in for. One thing was also clear–if there had been anyone who had tried to pull a Ven? These girls would have curb stomped him.

Ooh, 45minutes to shop at Mood. This must be because the show assumes the superfans are going to want to stop and take pictures and will slow the shopping process down. I continue to refuse to snark. I’d squeal over Swatch too and rub his belly.

After the hair consultations, the designers are relieved of their fans and allowed to work. At the end of day one, everyone heads back to their hotel….

….it’s all going far too swimmingly isn’t it? It’s time to throw down some drama. But of course it has nothing to do with the competition. It has to do with living arrangements, now that we’re down to four guys left. It starts when Ken refuses to get out of the way when Alexander tries to walk in the door to move in. Ken throws a hysteric fit when Alexander barges past him. Like an unhinged hysterical fit, screaming about how this hotel room is his “temporary home” and these new arrivals–who had no say in their moving, hello?!–are violating it. (This is the moment to remember he said he was homeless four times. There’s something really not well about any of this.) The scene is actually so frightening, the other boys lock the door against him. The next morning there’s an intervention led by Tim. How many times is this man going to lead interventions this season? The upshot is Ken is given his own room, and Tim, very gently, tells him he has anger management issues he should work on after the show is over. (Or perhaps before he was ever cast to begin with? Three unhinged people in one season? One looks like an oversight. Two looks like carelessness. Three looks like it was deliberately planned.)

Tim then reminds everyone that the superfans did not sign up for this, and they have to live up to their expectations. Drama over.

With that idiocy out of the way, let’s get to Tim’s walkthrough, shall we?

  • Justin: He’s making an upscale day dress for his Mormon client. Tim agrees about his instinct for a modest skirt length.
  • Alexander: He’s making his girl a suit. It’s already a challenge too big for the time allotted, and he’s tired and slow from last night’s drama. Tim takes one look at the bodice and raises his eyebrows to the ceiling.
  • Alexandria: She’s making her girl a “job interview outfit.” (A suit?) Apparently not.
  • Kate: Her client wants to be “a hot mom.” No, I will not use the acronym.
  • Bradon: His client is getting “New York Edge” since she didn’t really need a make over.
  • Ken: When Ken says “she’s a bit self conscious about her midsection” I laugh at him. When Tim says “Most women are.” I laugh harder.
  • Dom: Tim takes one look at the dress and sighs: “Large scale prints do not work on women who are larger than a 10.” Woe is Dom.
  • Helen: It’s really about cutting the wall of bangs and giving the girl contacts. Everything else, including the dress, is going to be secondary.

The superfans arrive for their fittings with their new hairdos. Everyone squeals. Alexander’s suit needs major alterations. Everyone else is actually doing really well. I’m starting to really worry for his superfan, as well as Alexander going home after the horrid scene with Ken.

Day of runway and Ken hates the dress he made. Helen’s superfan “had no idea she could look this good.” Alexander is in meltdown mode. The suit has been taken in too much. He’s in major trouble.

Let’s go to the runway.

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Project Runway Season 12: Modern Southern Belk

Heidi claims we’re getting “close to the end.” The Fashion Week cut off has passed. So everyone can relax and have brunch. Right? Yeah, right. The restaurant is reserved for just them, and the cameras are rolling. Everyone is waiting for the catch. Just as they think they might really be having brunch, Tim shows up. Apparently the point of all this is today’s challenge is to design for the “Modern Southern Woman,” ie the Belk challenge. (Can Damaris walk in now please and Food Network and Project Runway have a fabulous cross over? No? Sad.) Some key buzzwords Tim spits out are “fashionably” “vibrantly” “put together” “color” and “feminine details.” It can be daywear or evening, and it’s a one day challenge. Don’t you wish you hadn’t just wasted all that time eating brunch?

Recommended spending is $200-250 at Mood. Back in the workroom, Tim turns up with John Thomas who is a Belk VP to announce the dress will be produced and sold in Belk stores. Bradon is going for a plaid day dress, but he, Alexander and Alexandria all seems to have very similar plaids picked out. Dom and Ken are horrified by the plaid and sneer at the northerners who stereotype.

Let’s see what Tim thinks.

  • Alexander: Tim assesses his plaid: “Not a shrinking violet!” Alexander says it’s a day dress “but not one you go to the forest in.” Tim calls it a “cocktail dress.” Alexander agrees.
  • Bradon: Tim loves his plaid. Bradon is worried he’s too 50s. Tim says you can’t go on what the judges said last time.
  • Justin: Tim’s concern is his color combination is very Halloween. Tim says cut the black and stick with the orange which alone looks more coral.
  • Kate: She’s letting the fabric dictate what she makes. Does that mean the fabric will be awarded the win?
  • Ken: There’s nothing Tim can say other than “Carry on.”
  • Jeremy: He’s making a jacket. Tim wants the dress to be as fresh as the jacket.
  • Helen: Her daisies over yellow is a bit 1960s.
  • Dom: Tim says “This might be under designed.”
  • Alexandria: She’s changed her design three times. Tim calls it “hideous,” and an editing eye would be useful. She goes back to design one.

The moddles come and go. The evening passes. Jeremy’s jacket is taking so long he has no dress to fit. Bradon is building his dress as he drapes. At midnight everyone is frighteningly behind.

Day of runway and Alexander and Bradon magically finish. Jeremy can’t believe he managed to get a dress done and his jacket. Dom is still sewing when Tim calls time.

Let’s go to the runway.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: Project Runway Sampler

All but one of the contestants that still remained on the show at 10am on September 6th showed at Fashion Week. Don’t let the show’s lies fool you. The Top Three may show on television, but to avoid spoilers, eight lines walked the runway. The question, as always, is who were the dummy collections and who were the ones competing?

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I know how much some of you hate spoilers, so for your entertainment pleasure I bring you one selection from each line, and I won’t tell you who it was who didn’t present. (Though if you’ve been watching, I’ll bet you can guess who it was.) These are not in the order that they presented and I have stripped all info from the pictures. Under the cut, eight outfits. Put your guesses in the comments!

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Project Runway Season 12: Sporting Obstacles

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve recapped ProjRun, and the first thing I come back to is Tim Gun dressed like a FootLocker employee. There’s an obstacle course awaiting them, the winners will get an extra hour to work. (This being a one day challenge that’s half wasted on an obstacle course, this is worth its seconds in gold.) The challenge–in case you couldn’t figure it out by the Heidi Klum branded New Balance athletic wear everyone is being forced to sport–is to design something for Klum’s line which is “bringing the runway to the treadmill.” Aiyiyi. Winner will be sold in select NB stores.

Note I said winners, not winner. The obstacle course is a team challenge. But the actual challenge is not. So who gets paired with who doesn’t matter. What matters is Dom and Justin win and get to pick their fabric first (which happens right there on the field with fabrics from Heidi’s collection) and get the extra hour in the workroom. Oh and please remember from last week, Helen has the last immunity. After today there’s no more immunity, because everyone who survives today shows at NY Fashion Week.

Back at the workroom, the dress forms have been outfitted with examples from Heidi’s collection, just for reference. Tim makes sure to say not to cut them up. It’s already after 3pm and the designers only have until 11pm tonight (except Dom and Justin who have until midnight.)

Helen’s got a brain and she’s using it. She checks to see if it’s legal to pattern from the Klum pieces provided, and Tim informs her that would be smart. The others (especially Ken who is working hard to get the camera time he missed out on early in the season) get their noses out of joint because Helen has the audacity to think and ask questions. God forbid. Ken gets so verbally abusive about it that Helen actually goes to Tim and asks the producers to protect her. Tim has a sit down with him to get him to apologise for his behavior and prevent Sandro Part Two.

Let’s move on from this unnecessary drama and hit the walk through. Tim brings Heidi along, since she is the client.

  • Kate: She’s pulling inspiration from her little brother who is a motorcross racer. Heidi loves the high end jacket on the dummy.
  • Helen: Heidi worries that the spandex pants and flowy top are too basic, and Helen needs to make a wow piece. She promises a jacket.
  • Justin: Heidi makes Justin extra nervous, and he blushes when she talks about boobs bouncing relative to the neckline.
  • Karen: She’s making a green sports bra with style lines. Heidi hates it and calls it trashy and “Martian.” It’s 7pm, and Karen has to scrap everything and start again.
  • Dom: She’s got a low back to her top which Heidi likes, since it shows off muscles.
  • Alexander: He’s colorblocking tights. Heidi frets over his piping.
  • Jeremy: They’re so busy making fun of his sunburn they forget to talk about the clothes.
  • Ken: I’m not sure what the heck he’s thinking, but Heidi looks at the sketch and says “scuba suit.” He also starts all over.
  • Bradon: He noted how Heidi’s seams tip backwards to create a flattering optical illusion of thinness and is attempting to imitate it. She’s flattered.
  • Alexandria: She’s apparently a marathon runner in real life. She’s doing drop crotch pants. She doesn’t want to do color. Heidi and Tim encourage her to stay different.

The moddles come and go. Helen’s crotch rips open when the moddle puts it on because it’s so tight. Karen starts going for loose wear since she’s in a hurry to get something done. She announces “Hashtag “I’m Going Home!” Once everyone leaves except Justin and Dom they discuss how on edge everyone is, and blame it on Heidi being the client. After all, the show won’t let them mention on camera that the real reason is this is the Fashion Week cut off.

Day of runway, and Ken and Karen are frantically behind. The moddle tries to give Karen advice, which goes over like a ton of lead bricks. Ken’s top is nowhere near complete. Helen should be thankful that she has immunity, because she admits she made an outfit that you can buy anywhere.

Let’s go to the runway.

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