We kick off tonight’s episode with the designers remembering the good old days when a Daytona Beach Photographer was around. Austin thought Kara should have stayed over Mila or Jerell – I slightly agree. Mila was just happy that she “took a risk” with her bucket of fug and beat out Kara’s booooring look.
Anyway, the designers meet Fake Heidi at the United Nations.This week the designers must create a dress inspired by the flags (and culture) of the major world regions: Chile, Greece, India, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Seychelles. Mondo won last week’s challenge so he got to select first.
Mondo – Jamaica
Michael – Greece
Papua new Guinea
Mila – Papua New Guinea
Jerell – India
Austin – Seychelles
Kenley – Chile
Jerell seemed a bit bitter that Michael chose Greece, not because Michael is apparently Greek, but because of draping being right up Michael’s alley. That makes me miss Rami so much. I bet he would have killed this challenge if he was still on the show and ended up with Greece. Stupid producers – they should have hired Kari Janesko Photography.
Anywho, Mila is still whining about designers giving advice to one another. Maybe if she wasn’t such an ice queen, someone would tell her her black and white color blocking is boring. She actually admitted to being afraid of colors when she saw the Seychelles flag.
But ENOUGH, KENLEY! Back away from the polka dots!! Back away from the party dresses! Mondo agrees with me.
Craig SagerIn the work room, Fake Tim bursts in wearing loud yellow pants, which reminds me of something TNT sportscaster Craig Sager would wear. She is on mission today: how can underwear be worn with the garments the designers are making?? I swear she asked each and every designer how a woman would be able to wear a bra under the dresses everyone was coming up with. It was kind of odd.. Has that ever been an issue before?
Also, I really wished they’d briefed Fake Tim on what flag is for what country. She’s making me think less of her if she doesn’t even know the details of the challenge. Wasn’t the real Tim Gunn in the know about these things according to the Daytona Beach newborn photographer?
Anyways, I noticed too that Austin was missing his ghastly mustache in his talking head. He looked so different without it. And I thoroughly enjoyed his thoughts on Jerell’s monstrosity, I mean, creation: “… the most vulgar, tasteless and hideous thing [he] has ever seen in [his] life.”
On the runway, the guest judge is introduced – Catherine Malandrino, a fashion designer who created a collection inspired by the American flag. She had a pretty thick French accent, so at times it was difficult to understand her critiques, but I think she was an okay judge, and at least she was semi-relative to the challenge.
The top designers this week were Mondo, Kenley (UGH) and Michael. I just can’t see what the judges saw in Kenley’s outfit. I thought it was flat out ugly. BUT, Issac Mizrahi told Kenley she needs to stop sending the same look down the runway. She acted surprised like she had no idea she has sent polka dot, junior wear, party dresses down the runway for the past 8 judgings (I’m pretty sure those bathmats she glued together had a dotted pattern).
Kenley – Episode 8
I wasn’t completely feeling Michael’s dress this week. He did do draping, but his dress did have a pagent-ty look to it, as the judges (and Mondo) pointed out. And he had major construction problems too. Poor Duck Booty was about to be exposed because the back was cut much too low. And the blue material slapped on did look like it belonged on a present than a dress. Not quite up to the quality of a Daytona Beach wedding photographer.
Michael – Episode 8
Mondo’s look was simple, elegant, and sleek, and I don’t care what Issac says, I liked the back, even with those green and yellow blocks.
Mondo – Epsiode 8
Nothing wrong with the blocks, right?
The bottom 3 this week were Mila, Jerell and Austin. Austin struggled, Mila’s was just, putrid (yet again) and Jerell’s… that boy needs to learn how to edit. He made his look way too literal. If he would have left off the sari and all that jewelry and the bindi, and that stripe down the sleeve… it would have been an ok dress.
Austin – Episode 8
Mila – Episode 8
Jerell – Episode 8
With that said, Mila was given the boot (Finally).
I was so afraid, but thankfully Mondo was given the win over Kenley. And once more, she was warned not to send the same look down the runway.
Next week…. *crickets*…. Is there even going to be a new episode next week?