and Uli for the grand prize.
I mean, I was only trying to date two of them.
The blonde was superfluous.
This season, instead of scouring the internet to find all possible information on the new contestants, I decided to just wing it and watch with untainted eyes. No sense in picking a favorite too early, just to have my hopes and dreams dashed before my eyes.
For example, in s9 Joshua Christensen had what I considered a strong portfolio. Sadly, he struggled and floundered in the competition.
But, I'm still FABULOUSLY straight!
Um, that's ... great?
Oh, and, hey! I have a question. What is it with the two contestants (that I know of) that were ASKED to be on the show (they didn't audition per se,) getting kicked off quite early in the competition, whether rightly or wrongly?
Andy, Ivy & Gretchen love & respect me?
The other eight designers call themselves "The Dream Team." Think less this:
I can't tell if they will keep the same teams running throughout the season, from episode to episode, like Bravo's The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection: Season Two: The One With Iman. I guess if they change the team configurations around each time, that could be interesting.
For inspiration Team KIR takes a boat trip around Manhattan. Team DT meets atop the Atlas Apartment building. The challenge for each person is to showcase his/her own point of view, with the input of their team to guide them. They will be inspired by NYC. Now I'm confused. They don't have to be cohesive?
Tim states that they have one day and $1,200 per team, theoretically $150 per person, unless they want to split it any other way. Yes, because some people won't want to spend their fair share of money? Oh, puh-leeze.
Surprisingly, the team members all seem to get along. There is smack talk in the interviews. Yes, quite a bit. How else could you respond to a producer prodding with, "So, tell me how's it going?"
Benjamin Mach is vaguely reminding me of Emmet McCarthy, and Sean Ross, too.
you know, Suzanne's rehab roommate Aretha in Postcards From The Edge.
After they leave the work room, they show "Last Looks" … is this a copy of The Fashion Show, or of Face Off? Oh, wait a minute … Wayne on Face Off …
Sorry, where was I? Oh, yes, on to the runway, sure.
KEEPING IT REAL
Joseph Aaron Segal
Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
Michelle Lesniak Franklin
Personally, the two that stand out for me are Cindy's and Emily's. When Emily's look came out, I immediately thought of Ivy's top on s8e1.
Now, Cindy's ....
Maybe it's an homage to OS 10.6, too? No, that can't be, as long as they are sponsored by HP.
Heidi declares Keeping It Real the winning team! Daniel, Richard and Patricia are the top three. Heidi thinks Daniel's is super chic, and looks super expensive, Zac sees the NYC inspiration (all black.) Nina loves the length of the sleeves and pants. Richard's is very urban and sporty, and all of the judges love the asymmetry. Patricia's stamped pattern is a hit with the judges.
The bottom three from The Dream Team are James, Emily and Cindy. James' work is not inspiring, and doesn't share the designer's point of view according to Nina. Christian suggests that James' work won't sell. Nina states that she has never seen such an unfinished look walk the runway in all 11 seasons. They aren't that mean, but they really let Emily have it. Cindy's doesn't show amazing construction or ideas. She says it doesn't show her point of view, and, well, wasn't that the point of this challenge?
So, how did they place?
Richard placed 2nd, and Patricia 3rd. James is 3rd to last, and Cindy is 2nd to last, which means Emily is gone.
You **just** noticed?
A sweet, talented girl, yes, but she earned her auf.
Even though I saw the work room footage from the show, I just don't know what she did with her time. I mean, on season 3 we saw Stacey Estrella unsuccessfully sewing on the machine, and then later hand sewing. Was Emily playing with her fabric way beyond her allotted time? Was she just not willing to commit to an idea?
Hey, the judges got it right, don't you think? Well, I'm not sure about Richard's work, but maybe I'm biased because of all of the commercials showing him to be a poor team player in a future episode. Alright, I'm in. Surely one of the remaining 15 will capture my interest. With losing his hat, tripping and peeing on the runway, I can honestly say I do want to see more from James Martinez, in a Chevy Chase/Gerald Ford kind of way.