First the top three:
Anthony- This dress definitely had my vote for winner this week. Hello, it's all bird seed and it's gorgeous. I did agree that it was a skosh short, (not surprising that Heidi liked it) but in runway fantasy world, we all have the legs to pull that off. I was excited to see something much more creative and pretty from Anthony than last week's merkin outfit. (By the way, do you read TLO? They totally called it a merkin too. Love it. I love reading their PR posts, which they do several of each week. But I'm not reading theirs before I write these posts so as to give my own pure unadulterated judgments, which of course I have no qualifications for.)
Joshua- Pretty much agreed with the judges up and down on this one. I wouldn't wear that top or anything, but it was genius the way he arranged aquarium beads to look like that. Then he ruined it with a bunch of distracting crap.
Olivier- The little Brit-Asian Paper Doll won this week. I can see why the judges liked it. It's very high-fashion and editorial looking. And the skirt texture is very pretty. But I just don't think the shape is that flattering. However, my biggest problem with this is the judges complete double standard. They ripped the other Josh for making his top out of umbrella fabric, which was too conventional of a material. But they said NOTHING about Olivier using doggie bed fabric on his top. Isn't that just as conventional as umbrella fabric? Don't get me wrong, this design was much more interesting and pretty than Josh's, but I really thought that should have given Anthony enough of an edge to win over this.
Oh, and who picks up an accent that thick when they are 16 and have lived in Columbus, OH their whole life? I'm just sayin.
Moving on, the bottom three:
Bryce- I like Bryce. However, this was not good, for obvious reasons. And those might be the ugliest shoes I've seen in a long time. But I'm glad he wasn't cut, because I think he has some interesting ideas and I want to see more. It's got to sting when Heidi Klum says she wants to pee on your dress. (Which just reminded me of this very inappropriate but hilarious Chappelle Show sketch.)
Fallene- Kors summed it up so accurately when he said she should have candy corn teeth with this dress. Yikes. I know a lot of people think Fallene is all cute and quirky and artsy. But I don't think she's going to get by on that much longer. To me, she just seems like a girl who really likes Anthropologie and can bring to mind their style... but not as good.
Some other designs of note:
Anya- Love how she did this top and how she styled this girl to be such a bad-ass. Anya has some definite style.
Bert! You need a lecture on your attitude young man! I mean old man. I thought he was going to break the old-and-set-in-your-ways stereotype, but he just fulfilled it instead. Don't phone it in just because you have immunity, embrace the fun of the challenge. Also, don't make a dress with a boob tutu. Ever.
Danielle- I have a feeling she is not turning out to be that bitchy tv character that they tried to make her out to be last week. No superior attitude from her this week, or any personality at all for that matter. But both of her designs so far have been really chic and ready to wear. The fact that she made that skirt from the same wee-wee pads just shows how awful Bryce's skirt was. I'd wear this skirt in a minute... if I wore mini skirts that is. The styling is great too.
Laura- She's really milking that privileged glam-girl thing isn't she? While I don't like the strappy top, it is pretty cool that the skirt is just corrugated cardboard. Glad she scrapped her first skirt idea. It was, um, drafty to say the least.
So pretty encouraging overall, considering all of this was made from pet-store materials. What did you guys think?