This week’s Heidi Mail has been hijacked by Tim to start off our classroom themed set in the workroom. Turns out this is the Just (Not) Fab Accessory Wall’s turn to have a branded challenge. Amusingly enough, the JustFab shill is terrible on camera, clearly reading the prompter the entire time. Even when she’s announcing that the winning piece will be sold on their website.
Candice, having won the challenge last week, gets to assign the sexist stereotypes for each designer to work with. Since there are only five tropes and seven designers a couple of wind up doubling up. Candice attempts to assign everyone what she thinks they would do well at, so she’s not seen as winning through sabotage.
- Candice: Trendsetter
- Ashley: Girl-Next-Door
- Swapnil: Bombshell
- Kelly: Trendsetter
- Laurie: Modern Classic
- Merline: Femme Nouveau
- Edmond: Bombshell
Since the plan is for the look to be affordable, the budget is only $100. But they are shopping at Mood, instead of working with fabrics that JustFab already buys cheaply in bulk, which suggests that whatever they design will probably look nothing like their original design when the website has to mass produce it.
Back in the workroom, the show has already started the idea of Trendsetter look versus Trendsetter look, and Bombshell vs Bombshell. The latter matchup looks to be the one they’re looking forward to the most since that pits Swapnil, who has yet to catch a break in this competition and Edmond, who is a clear frontrunner.
Let’s see what Tim has to say about all this.
- Merline: She’s doing a skirt over a dress, because she can’t make up her mind. Tim scolds her for being complicated.
- Swapnil: His dress is nearly finished, and it’s very 50-year-old lady who hasn’t accepted that she’s no longer 22.
- Candice: I’m not a fan of peplums. And hers looks like what a 19th century French Maid would where in 2015 and mistake herself for classy.
- Laurie: She’s still here? Tim seems to have the same response to her design.
- Edmond: He didn’t want “bombshell,” so he’s not actually making a “bombshell” look.
- Kelly: Did she skin Cookie Monster? What is that muppet fur on her station? Tim asks in horror if she is actually using it.
- Ashley: And now, we return you to your regularly scheduled self-doubt meltdown, already in progress.
But there’s not time for that now! Because Tim is about to add a twist–creating a label for their “brand,” and after designing and producing it with a brand machine, will be silkscreened on a tee-shirt they will wear to the runway. (Will the label also be on the outfit? It doesn’t sound like it has to. So this is not really an addition to the challenge, as much as a distraction.)
Day of runway and we’ve got Laurie having made a top out of leftover donated fabric from Candice, having screwed up the stuff she bought. Merline also doesn’t have a top, and is having her model sew for her. Swapnil on the other hand is finished, until he realized he totally screwed up the zipper and will have to sew his model into her outfit. Edmond had made a completely new outfit that looks like he stole Swapnil’s strap idea from the lingerie challenge a few weeks back.
Let’s see how badly the judges call the winners and losers of this challenge.