PR12e12 • The Butterfly Effect • 3 October 2013
Field trip! They all venture off to the Billy B. exhibit in Smithtown. Or the Sweetbriar Nature Center.
The contestants are to create an avant garde look inspired by butterflies.
Ah, this challenge is brought to you by L'Oreal. Bien sur. They get 2 days!
Of course Justin LeBlanc goes for the albino butterfly.
Dom spent $628. Bradon spent $984. Justin 'wins' with $1,167. Alexandria blew through $992. Helen's items cost $1,057. The suggested amount to spend was $500.
Back in the work room, Justin is making piping. Bradon is rolling his silk into noodles. It sure looks like white black girl's "Post-It" note dress idea, doesn't it?
In the morning on day two we get an announcement from Tim. Not only is it Billy B. makeup advisory time, but they have a nail man! He is Tom Baychik. Alright, I promise to complain less about missing Collier Strong. (Not really, but, I'll fake it.)
Ah, now it's the real Tim-thru. Tim loves Dom's work. She is afraid of going too far with the not-matching prints. Tim affirms her ability to push it without going crazy. Tim seems stern with her.
Well, Helen went literal. She has a black cocoon coat and an orange dress. Guess what? She has a meltdown. What did we learn this season? Timothy hides in his unicorn fantasy, Sandro throws a tantrum, Ken gets boiling mad as often as he breathes, and Helen cries. Well, at least we know it's her.
Tim belts her! He has a right hook, imagine that! No, he just claps, not to applaud her acting, but to remind her that she needs to stop whining and "rally."
Alexandria is ripping silk. Well, I'm sure she isn't "ripping" it, but that's what it looks like. Tim loves it. He's a Goth? Is he an albino Goth? That *might* explain Justin's fondness for him, but not the other way around. Okay, I'm reaching with that.
Tim loves Bradon's back.
Tim isn't sold on the white silk noodles. But, wait, as Bradon places one at the waist, Tim suddenly gets a chill. Behold, the power of the noodle!
Justin shows his cording work to Tim. Mr. G. doesn't like one of the fabrics, but Justin has another one on the side that is worthy, per Tim.
At this point the contestants rip or comment on the other looks in interview. How silly, they are nowhere near done at this point. Helen's model is supportive, reminding Helen that in an avant garde challenge the designs will look a bit costumey.
On the runway day the drama drums are playing as they walk into the work room. Ha! In front of them are all of the outfits that got their designers canned, from Angela to Kate. Is that all? From the way they reacted, I thought that a wall had been blown out or something. Or that everything in the room had been eliminated. Or that the Laurence brothers had returned.
Sandro didn't get a look, since he wasn't eliminated, he was disqualified for running off set and assaulting a cameraman. Hell, he probably beat up others, too.
Tim is all chipper. "Today is not a runway day." They're getting an additional, unrelated challenge! You see what's coming, yes? Create a new 'winner' look from the 'loser' outfit of their choice. Dom grabs Jeremy's 'madame' red with the red print. Alexandria goes right for Miranda's "Christmas" plaid look, because there's lots of fabric. Bradon is drawn to Sue's placemat dress. Helen chooses Kate's, but is it only because Kate was her best friend on the show? Justin chooses his own foaming vagina.
Tim nods in agreement, and says he is very proud of him.
So, three fairly full days for two garments, one of which is to be avant garde. Helen pushes through on her transformation look, and goes back to the avant garde.
Near the end of the third day Alexandria is crying and calls home. Nooooo! Don't do that! They'll give you the W/L edit, and you can't be sure you won't be getting the LOSER edit!
On the real runway morning Helen interviews that even though she has won so many challenges, she could be sent home if hers is the worst.
Joining HK, ZP, NG and NV-TG on the judging side is Emmy Rossum.
A V A N T G A R D E
Alexandria Von Bromssen
M A K E I T W O R K T R A N S F O R M A T I O N
Alexandria Von Bromssen
Heidi states that it was one of the best final runway shows they ever had.
The contestants get the annoying question, and what you need to know is that no one picked Alexandria, everyone picked Dom, and no one got bent out of shape or was treated badly.
During "closer looks" the judges still are split on Alexandria's work, and Helen's, too. They see the faults in construction of Justin's AG look. Nina can't get past the fact that no one would bring Alexandria along with them to Fashion Week.
The contestants come out and Dom is strongly complimented. So is Bradon and,
Both he and Dom are guaranteed slots for competing at Fashion Week.
Next week, Tim makes the rounds. Where is he going, NYC and NC I remember, where else? Heidi holds her nose. Someone did a bad scratch 'n sniff?