S13E4 “A Suitable Twist”
By Princess Pindy
For tonight’s challenge the designers must revamp men’s vintage suits to create a look for a modern woman. The guest judge is Bethany Mota and I googled her for y’all… She is, in her own words from Facebook, ~~~~~” I’m a style/beauty vlogger on da youtube! My viewers mean everything to me.” ~~~~ She has 1,264,906 likes on Facebook. And I went over to Youtube, is there no end to my dedication to y’all, and her video view numbers are in the millions. Like 5, 6, 7 million!!! Did I mention she is like 18????
The designers go to♫ Red Robin♫, did you just sing it?? I did!! OMG, the suits that they have to use are pretty hideous. They have to use the fabric. And they must use the jacket and the pants and it must be a prominent part of the outfit. WOW!! Leisure suits, corduroy suits, Tuxes from the 70s and 80s…let’s just say FUGLY!! My BFF in High School went to the Prom with a guy that got a free Tux for some reason. When she answered the door he was in a white tux a red, white and blue ruffled shirt and a US flag tie, lol, it was 1976!!! Bicentennial!!!! I was so thrilled to be there to see it, lol!!!
Sandhya gets to choose first and then she gets to choose everyone’s else’s suit. I am not sure how strategic she is being but she seems to be thinking of what she thinks they want, so she says. But she is no dummy!
They have 30 minutes to sketch and eat BOTTOMLESS FRIES!!! ♫RED ROBIN♫!!!! Then it is off to Mood for supplemental fabric. Another 30 minutes, that is not a long time to decide….We have been known to go to 3 or 4 different stores in at least as many cities to find the right fabric… But sorry, I won’t ever drive to Temecula again…sorry Temecula!!
BACK AT THE WORKROOM
Tearing apart the suits to see what fabric they have.. Amanda starts sneezing, who knows how old that suit is… Poor Mitchell got a “denim” polyester leisure suit, I think he is going to cover it in clear vinyl. Kristine and Korina are both doing motorcycle jackets…almost exactly the same. Awkward!!!! Hernan thinks Sandhya is not as sweet as she says and is a different person off camera…the claws are coming out!!
Amanda is making fringe….Tim thinks the fringe is her savior. Kini is very fast, it is looking kinda cool. He needs to clean up his angles, I hate angles!!! You just don’t know how much I hate them!! Alex is not impressing me…he is trying too hard. I guess getting in the bottom last week affected him.. Sean has the corduroy suit, it is a gold, yellow color, remember that color?? I do!! He is making it inside out and it is ugly but Tim thinks it is a risk. Princess Pindy thinks it is ugly, but turned right side out, it isn’t bad.
Mitchell is uninspired… he did cover the blue poly with clear vinyl…it could turn out okay. He only has the top so far so he can still blow it with something even more tacky on the bottom. I feel bad for him. He is not annoying me as I thought he would, it’s very disappointing.
Hernan, Tim is perplexed, lol. He thinks it looks like armor. Hernan is also using vinyl and as someone who has sewn more vinyl than she would like, it is not easy to work with…you have to use tissue paper on top so that it doesn’t get stuck in the machine. So you are basically sewing blind. There is a special presser foot that you can get online…maybe they have them in their workroom. I am going to order one!! Tim actually told him what to do…that is, what is that word that all the “Writer Girls” use…weird. He gave Hernan specific directions…hmmmm.
Emily, Tim tells her to watch the boobage. Samantha did not use any supplemental fabric. Fade, is in the woods. Char, he thinks it is vintage, and she needs to change it, he is really bossy tonight!! Sandhya, is doing another ugly creation. Ladies and Gentlemen we have a winner!!! Tim is concerned that it looks very junior.
Models are here, looks like they still haven’t eaten. They could have at least brought them with them on a field trip to ♫RED ROBIN♫. Hernan is not able to fit his model…he is very far behind. Kini is done with two hours to go… Everyone else is rushing! And Hernan wants to give up. I know that feel bro, I know that feel.
Last hours till the Runway…Sean is remaking the top of his outfit. All except Kini are on edge. Kristine doesn’t have her pants done. Amanda’s look is pretty cool. Mitchell is on the floor trying to look up his model’s dress, she thought it was too short. I made my daughter bend over in her skirt and took a picture so we could make sure it wasn’t too short, the things you do, lol! Hernan is in the weeds… He is not working the fabric, the fabric is working him. I know that feel, bro, I know that feel.
Hair and make-up is done and they have thirty minutes till the runway. I don’t really like Hernan so I don’t feel sorry for him OMG, he poked himself and bled on his dress….nope still don’t feel sorry, oh no, he just cut the hem. That is a PR no no, an unfinished hem.. Tim is going to have to march Hernan to the runway.
Same judges Zac, Nina, Heidi and guest judge the overachieving Bethany Mota, lol, I kid.
Korina: red motorcycle jacket with a skirt…skirt too long but not bad. Char: she always brings it…bow on side, don’t like. Fade: it is his style and I like it. I really like it. Samantha: again with the black, not at all impressed. Hernan: it is a big V in the middle of the front pointing right to the….hmmm. Alexander: nothing new, it is nice. Mitchell, it is kinda cool, he did a good job. Sean: it is ugly so I am sure Nina will love it… Kristine: her pants are awful, the jacket is good, not great. Amanda, I like the fringe it is cute, a little shorter on the fringe so it doesn’t drag on the ground. Kini, it looks good. Sandhya: I have no words. Emily: it is cute, not my style, but cute.
TOP AND BOTTOM
Amanda, Hernan, Kini, Sean, Alexander, Kristine. YAY, Not Snadhya!!!!!
Out of these six, I think Sean, Hernan, and Kristine are the low scores. Hernan made a dress with a huge V in the front…. pointing down, to as Tim would say, “the lady parts”. It is pretty bad. Kristine’s pants were really ill fitting and I am having a hard time with telling Sean and Alex apart… but I think Sean’s inside out outfit was just stripes sewn together, there was no design. I think Amanda might win…
Kini, he had a grey and white suit. Nina – wow, powerful but sexy, impressed with the tailoring, outstanding. Zac – very polished, looks runway ready. Beth – sharp, detailed, gorgeous. Heidi likes that you can still see the pockets on the back of the skirt.
Kristine, stretchy redish velour suit. Zac – not his favorite look. Bethany likes the shape but doesn’t like the organza on the bottom of the pants. Nina wants to know to know what happened. Heidi thinks there are too many ideas.
Amanda, leisure tux. Heidi wants the dress, loves it all. Bethany is so impressed, (she is really well spoken, knowledgeable and nice.) Nina likes the styling. Zac doesn’t think it is the most imaginative design, but it works.
Sean corduroy suit. Zac says it looks like peeling skin and orthopedic. Nina says it looks like a mistake. Heidi – shredded mess. Sean keeps explaining that it is deconstructed. Heidi says we know what deconstructed means…. “It is not our first day here.” Woah, SICK BURN!!
Alexander, white and black suit. Heidi wants to know if he thinks he is high or low….he says “high” Then there is silence, so mean to make him hang there out in the wind… they all loved his look. Heidi – stylish, peeka boo. Nina – nice balance, flirty edgy, would photograph well for magazine. Zac – best work so far. Beth loves it, classic but flirty, good length of skirt, she wants to wear it. HE UNDERSTANDS PROPORTION!!! YAY!!!!
Hernan, old suit, polyester. Hernan is making excuses for his fabric, saying it was falling apart. Heidi, points out the V, I mean how could you not? Nina says, ” A Vagina Super hero!” Comic Con here we come!! Nina says awkward. Beth – pop star Halloween costume. Zac has nothing good to say. Hernan, is still making excuses about his fabric, Heidi says, you didn’t like it “So you bought vinyl??” She is sassy tonight!!
UP CLOSE (and personal with Zac Posen)
Kristine, they don’t like it and it needs to be simpler and it is all pinned and taped…rut roh. Sean, what was he thinking. LOL!!! Zac says, in his very best Tim Gunn imitation “I’m Very Concerned. That was funny. I think he was serious. Hernan, Zac is calling him out that the fabric is not falling apart…Zac is all over this outfit…pulling and stretching the material to prove it is not falling apart. He was having the time of his life. Nina says “SUPER VAGINA!!” Princess Pindy says, “HAIL TO THE V!” Kini, they really like it and it looks great up close. He matched all the stripes and he did topstitching!!!
Alexander. Zac is making me crazy with his hands on policy. They just don’t know what is happening with him. Nina can’t get over the way it looks like bandages… IPPHO, he should have turned it right side out. Amanda, they all love it, Tim looks so proud that he might cry, he has been Ramotional this episode with his bossiness and now the tears in his eyes.
It is between Kini and Amanda to win….I will be happy with either. I think Hernan will be out.
Amanda WINS!!! YAY!!!! That’s two and immunity next time.
There was a cute, quick moment with Amanda in the back room with Sandhya and she told Sandhya “watch out girl” or something like that and Sandhya did a little stabbing motion to Amanda. It was cute.
It is between Hernan and Sean to go home.. Sean is in and Hernan is out…. lol and Hernan is badmouthing and not taking responsibility till the end! I agree with this week’s decisions.
Whoa, in the preview for next week, it is a two-fer, two are out!!!
You can see all the looks from this episode at this link. I would love to know what you think!!
Last week the Biermann bunch were wrapping up their vacation in Destin Florida.
This week we join Kim and Kroy at home with the teenage girls in the kitchen. Ariana is so obsessed with Justin Bieber that she has written his name on the back of her hand with a magic marker! Kim said she writes his name everywhere. Hopefully she’ll find someone new to obsess over. Brielle thinks she should be a cheerleader. She thinks she can just try out and it will be all good.
Kim said that she did dance for many years before she was a cheerleader. Ariana does cheerleading, tumbling and gymnastics and it takes practice. Brielle gets ice cream after school and her hair and nails done. As to say, that is the extent of her practice. They’re all questioning Brielle’s physical ability and her motivation. Kroy said if she doesn’t follow through and quits, he will give her 1000 hours of labor! Kim says to Brielle that she’s proud that she wants to do extracurricular activities but she better listen to what Kroy is saying. Brielle said she can put Cheerleader on her resume. Chuckles. Everyone is laughing at her and I’m not sure if she understood why. Kim suggested she do a summersault. Brielle didn’t know what it was or how to pronounce it correctly. Lana shows off that she can do the splits. Brielle tries and can’t manage the half-way point.
Kim is opening up packages and gets a call from her friend. Jen is 43 and expecting her first baby, so she calls Kim often with questions. Jen is concerned that she is going to the doctor with hairy legs and Kim said she should be more worried about shaving her ho-hah and why isn’t she doing that?!
Brielle gets in her gold Honda with a friend and they arrive at a gymnastics studio. Brielle says she wants to do High School Varsity Sideline Cheerleading and the instructor laughs at the number of words she used to say Cheerleader. The instructor asks if she can do a back handspring, because that will be mandatory to make the team. She doesn’t know, so he proceeds to teach her and it’s a good thing there’s a lot of foam to fall on.
Back at the house, everyone is at the pool. Kroy drops in the pool like a cannonball and they actually had underwater footage of his landing. Ariana starts talking about having a friend over and was told no, so she starts talking about boys. It seems every other thought Ariana has is about boys and she’s only 12. Brielle is 17 and not thinking about dating. (Wait, I thought Brielle has had a boyfriend for 2 years?! No time to fact check, but I am confused by the statement Kim made.) Brielle starts talking about her gymnastics training and she seems to think that after a few sessions she will be good to go. Kim and Kroy remind her again that they expect her to stick with it. I can only imagine they don’t have faith in her intentions because she has a history of starting and not finishing things. Kim said she wanted to be a Cheerleader for the uniform. Kroy jokingly suggested maybe Kim just buy Brielle the uniform.
Kim and Kroy show up to check out Brielle’s training. Ariana is working on the uneven parallel bars. In a talking head, Kim says the difference between the girls is Ariana works for perfection and will keep pushing until she does her best. Brielle will just move to the next thing if it’s not easy. Kroy eggs on Kim to do a pull up on the bar and Kim says that’s not her thing!
Back at the house, Jen calls Kim, this time wanting to know if it’s really safe if you have sex this far into her pregnancy. Kim tells her you can do it up until day you have it and you should because you can’t get it for 6 weeks after. Jen doesn’t want to tell her husband that, so she tells Kim she’s not going with that answer and to forget she gave that advise!
In the kitchen, which is truly the hub in this household, we find Tracy, a new chef Kim hired, is mixing up some macaroni salad. Kim’s friend Shun, the maid, Jam and the girls are there. There was cheerleader talk and Jam said she can do the splits. Kim tells her to show Brielle. Jam asks if she’s insured before she tries. Kim doesn’t hesitate to say yes, which I found hilarious and Jam does the splits. I don’t guess she actually split anything, so no need to file a claim on Kim’s insurance.
Kim in a talking head says that Brielle has no idea what she getting into and if she doesn’t follow through, Kroy will give her the 1000 hours. Jen calls and she heard if you fall asleep on your back, you could kill your baby. She wants to know how to avoid that and wants to know if ankles are supposed to swell. Jen was rapid firing questions and Kim said these are questions that all first timers have.
Brielle is getting an adjustment from a chiropractor who’s come to the house. I assume the chiropractor is there for Kroy, but maybe Brielle had issues from falling in the piles of foam. Kim walks in and Brielle said she can’t be a cheerleader because she didn’t have her physical done. Kroy jumps in and reminds her of the 1000 of labor. Kroy wants her to have a reality check. Brielle is mumbling some stuff, looking away from Kroy talking about paperwork, how she gave it to Sweetie but Sweetie didn’t follow up to make sure…Kroy interrupts and says to Kim, “you see what I have to deal with here?! She talks to me this way and never takes responsibility for anything.” Kroy said her new job as his assistant (the 1000 hours of labor) start now! There is talk of dinner and foot rubs. Kim said she had to work for everything when she was a teenager and Brielle does have some to learn. The chiropractor works on Kroy while Brielle is already scheming how to get her mother to talk Kroy into lowering the labor to 10 hours. Good luck with that girl.
Next week Jen had her baby. Kim decides Lana needs a man. Breille is driving with people in the car screaming and I can’t figure why anyone would let Brielle drive them across the street.