S13E7 “Priceless Runway”
By Princess Pindy
This week the designers are challenged to make an “Stand out evening wear look.” I am hopeful. The guest judge is Caroline Scheufele, co-president of Chambord Jewelry. They are also sponsoring this challenge. I Googled the company and WOWZA!!! This is not costume jewelry!! This is fine jewelry and it is beautiful. I started a wish list and a gofundme.com account if anyone would like donate to a worthy cause- ME!! Some of the pieces that they show in the preview are stunning!! Also in the preview we see Tim Gunn get serious and it looks like he is going to get Ramontional. I love Tim and I hope it isn’t anything too serious. We will see.
The show once again starts with the designers talking in the apartments, blah, blah, blah, nothing interesting at all.. what a buncha bores, lol!! OMGosh!!! This Chambord jewelry is incredible!! Gorgeous! Millions of dollars worth of sparkle. I love sparkle. The designers get to pick a jewel that catches their eye and the model will wear the jewelry on the runway. They get one day for this challenge. Sean won last week, so he has immunity and gets to choose first. Then the other designers get to choose. They have thirty minutes to sketch. Rut Roh, Tim has been up all night. He has the designers gather around and he is in tears. I want to hug him and I don’t hug!! Char comes out but doesn’t know why she is there…. Tim is using his “Tim Gunn Save” to bring back Char. He has such a tender, sweet heart. I am so glad!! I like her and her designs…. The “Save” is gone, shit just got real, lol!
Field trip!!!!! Metropolitan Art Museum, Charles James exhibition. Oh, I would love to go to that! Wow what a genius and each dress has a computer screen that shows how each dress was made. They go to Mood to get their fabric. Two designers get the same color of blue, this amounts to DRAMA on this season. Korina picks the most hideous red, southwestern, velvet upholstery fabric. It will be interesting/entertaining to see what she does with it. Maybe because she is young, she didn’t live through the whole “Southwestern” faze that was the 80’s…all she needs is a howling coyote statue for the model to carry down the runway. (No offense to anyone who loves Southwestern) It was just so overdone, ja know??
IN THE WORKROOM
OH, NOW that Char has a second chance she understands Amanda’s second chance, LOLOLOL!!! She was so upset last week about Amanda’s second chance not being fair but now that the shoe is on the other foot, she is ALLLLL for it. Now THAT is irony!! It is actually “ironic” but I was making fun of Gretchen of the OC! Kini is having a hard time. He is the fastest fabricator there, hmmm. Tim is giving advice again….another hmmm. Wow, he is just full of ideas and advice. Korina has her southwestern fabric kicking her butt. She is trying to make a coat and the big patterns and repeats are not a good thing with that many seams. She doesn’t know what she is doing. She is going to crash and burn, IPPHO.
How weird, Sean has immunity from his win last week and he had a shoulder pad on the hip. Tim told him “NO”, lol. Then Tim tells Alexander that his dress won’t work with the necklace he picked. Tim is just having a “Scorched Earth Policy” this season. I agree with all of Tim’s advice, I am just shocked by this New and Improved Version of Tim. I guess, as they say, Tim has “found his voice.” I feel bad for Korina and her southwestern coat; it is so ugly. She thinks it looks great; she is delusional. Amanda is having a hard time. Kini thinks it is funny that Amanda bought organza when she was “ripped” for using organza. “Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results is the definition of……INSANITY!” Emily asks when they will get the jewels and Tim says they will be handled by security and they won’t even be able to touch them. Awwww, they are sad.
I hope I see something good because I am not sure what I was seeing in the Workroom. This is the last immunity challenge. Once again they are “saying” it’s anonymous. Korina’s evening coat looks bad and the back is worse. It is just ugly, ugly, ugly!! Char’s look is NOTHING new, but it’s prettyyyy. Emily again, nothing really new but pretty. Sam’s dress looks like a prom dress. Kini’s dress bubbies, unfortunately, are badly fit. Sandhya looks like a dress that you would wear out to dinner or a wedding, not a evening dress, IPPHO. Sean, once again, brings it. Amanda, it does not look like evening wear, it is too casual. Alexander did a good job, I wonder if it will hold up on a closer look though.
TOP AND BOTTOM
Sean, Sam, Korina, Amanda Kini, and Alexander are kept on the runway. I think Sean and Alexander are on top.. I honestly couldn’t say who is the other top look. I guess it was Kini……. they like his. Amanda is asked if she is in the top or bottom, she says top and she is…so I am wrong…about either Sean or Alexander. Zac didn’t like it….the women liked it though….but she is on top. OMG, Nina LOVES the ugly coat….Zac adores it, unbelievable…Heidi thinks it is fantastic…So the top three are Kini, Amanda, and Korina????
Alexander’s dress….They say that you can’t see the stone in the necklace. Jaw Dropping Moment!!! What a bitch Zac is…”Oh there’s a stone?”, he says faux-innocently. That look he just gave to Nina, a totally pleased with himself “Mean Girl” look, what a snot!!! But then Zac doesn’t think it is a bad dress. Nina thinks it is terrible. It hides the stone, wrong neckline. OK, so I can say without hesitation that Alexander is on the bottom. The judges are right about his dress not working with the neckline. I thought it was kind of cool but it didn’t show off the necklace and that was the challenge.
They think that Samantha’s dress is drab….not a lot of design..boring. Nina says, “It’s a dress PR interns would wear instead of the important person.” Unreal. OK, so Sam is on the bottom too… they like Sean’s dress…..I am so confused about who is on top and who is on the bottom… I will wait until close up look… I like Sean’s the best. I am watching this show so closely and I don’t have a clue what is going on, HAHAHA!!! I am easily confused I guess.
Samantha, they don’t think it is bad, just not a star. Alexander they just don’t like it. Kini, they love that he did something different. They like his design idea, not the fabrication. Amanda, they love that she takes risks and the styling…I am surprised. Korina, they love it, I still think it is ugly and I will always think it is ugly! Sean, they love it and so does the model, that was fun to see the model so happy. I know a lot of people think that the judges favor Amanda and I didn’t believe it but maybe tonight I am starting to. Her look was not evening and it was a repeat of the organza top that she pieced together…it was just a longer version and they hated that. I think I figured it out….Korina, Sean, and Amanda are on top. Alexander, Sam are on the bottom, Kini must be safe.
WINNER AND LOSER
I AM IN DISBELIEF!!! Korina and her ugly coat won!!!!! Korina says it’s amazing and she can’t believe it, I concur, it IS amazing and I can’t believe it either!!! I am not as outraged as I was when Sandhya won for her ugly dyed dress because I think I am over what the judges think. I don’t care anymore about their opinions. They have lost any credibility that they MAY have had!
Alexander is in and Samantha is out….
This season is so weird. It does not have me questioning MY taste and sense of style but it sure is making me shake my head at the judges…. what a bunch of nuts!!! No wonder it is hard to find beautiful clothes nowadays….IPPHO!
You can see the looks from this week’s challenge here:
I want to add that as I was waiting for PR to start I am watching Youtube videos of Joan Rivers. I am very sad. She has always been there. Watching her on the Mike Douglas Show in the afternoons with my Mom. On the Merv Griffin show or Johnny Carson late at night if I was allowed to stay up. She made me laugh! She just kept going, she was a incredible woman. My heart goes out to her daughter Melissa. Rest In Peace Joan.