Friday, December 20, 2013

PR All-St★rs 3, Ep 8: Garcia and Lacey

Well, since I can’t have The Beautiful Georgina Chapman™ or The Adorable Zac Posen™ then I will need me some Meana Garcia™. Thank you Lifetime.

Nina Garcia joins Alyssa to tell the remaining designtestants that five of Stylehauls top bloggers — with a combined following of 6.5 million — will be the inspiration, the newest trend for 2014, and the models for his challenge. The designers must create a look highlighting what they believe will be the hot trend for 2014, and must also showcase the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid, AKA my drag name during my Bangkok years.

The designtestants team up with their chosen bloggers and this is what we get:

Korto chooses Carli and their trend is the Crisp White Suit
Christopher chooses Fleur and decides to create Military Lace
Seth Aaron picks Gigi and goes Seamed — not appliquéd — Colorblocking
Elena chooses Dulce and opts for texture
Viktor gets Jarmaine and trends Good Girl Gone Bad — whatever that means.

So, let’s rip…..

THE BOTTOM FOUR
SETH AARON 
His blogger is the transgender Gigi with ADD so she and Seth Aaron get along like distracted besties. He goes neoprene — and Elena reminds us that she was going neoprene three years ago — and then for no discernible reason says his dress is reminiscent of the British flag.

WHAT I SAID
It’s cool, but colorblocking is not very much of a new trend, and those weird leather sleeve caps are distracting.

WHAT THEY SAID

“Gigi is so pumped about the dress. When they love it, they sell it.”
WHAT THE JUDGES SAID
Nina says his was the best use of the color, but that the look — scuba, athletic, colorblocking — has been done; she also loved that Gigi owned the runway. Isaac said it wasn’t a lasting image and thought Seth Aaron was capable of much more. Guest judge Francisco Costa thought it had a ‘good vibe’ but said there was really no trend happening, while Alyssa gave it a thumbs up for execution.

WHAT HAPPENED
Safe

ELENA
Elena tells Dulce that she is the color queen while dressed head-to-toe in black-and-white. That made me giggle. But, again, a structured patchwork coat and black dress. Yawn.

WHAT I SAID
It was a Kewpie doll in an oversized knotted kitchen rug of a jacket and the whole look makes her seem shorter than her actual size.

WHAT THEY SAID
“I really love this look. I think it looks very graphic from far away.”

WHAT THE JUDGES SAID
Alyssa thought the peplum was too long for such a tiny model, while guest judge and Project Runway darling Cristian Siriano liked the texture trend and the color, but also felt the jacket might have worked better as a softer blazer style. Nina was impressed by the texture but thought the jacket wore the girl and not the other way round. Francisco liked the print but wondered about the relevance and, for once, Isaac was at a loss for words — which cannot be good.

WHAT HAPPENED
Since they want Elena at The Tents she’s safe.

CHRISTOPHER
He starts off by saying this challenge will be fun and easy, then calls it very difficult, He starts off saying his trend is Military Lace but on the runway he calls it  New Vintage Paris Soft Military, or as I called it, WTF? Plus, he was above using the Radiant Orchid in the look, and instead used it to make an accessory — not the challenge Christopher.

WHAT I SAID
It’s a hot mess; the lace seemed bunched up in spots and the fact that the lace was longer than the undergarment made it seem ill-fitting. Plus, DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON A MULLET DRESS!!!!

WHAT THEY SAID
“It looks superchic. It’s double-breasted and has functional pockets. She looks important but it looks like an everyday look.”

WHAT THE JUDGES SAID
Isaac liked the dress with Christopher’s newer, longer, nonsensical trend explanation, but finds the color funny. Cristian says if you’re making a coat dress it should look more evening—don’t ask me to explain that, I didn’t get it. He did add that there was too much going on and no woman wants to wear an overdesigned dress. Francisco liked the lace, while Nina hated the color of the lace:

Nina Garcia: “It looks like seaweed that has come out of the swamp.”
Christopher [pissy]: “Thank you.”
Nina Garcia: “That wasn’t a compliment.”
Christopher: “I didn’t take it as a compliment.”

Like I said, pissy. But Nina did say that Christopher has a knack for creating lightness but this look was bogged down—See what I did there? Nina said ‘swamp’ and I said ‘bog’? I’ll stop—and Alyssa was annoyed that he used the Radiant Orchid only as an accessory.

WHAT HAPPENED
Christopher dodged a bullet because this should have sent him home.

VIKTOR
He wanted to make a motorcycle jacket and a jumpsuit — something his blogger Jarmaine said she loved — and he did. But then he scrapped it and made a poodle skirt with holes punched in it to show the Radiant Orchid; and he kept the white leather motorcycle jacket.

WHAT I SAID
The coat seemed way too big, like she was wearing her Bad Boyfriend’s coat, and the skirt was way too Laverne and Shirley.

WHAT THEY SAID
“I love the jacket. It looks amazing and the dress looks fun and flirty and youthful.”

WHAT THE JUDGES SAID
Nina said the jacket was now — as in 2013 not 2014 — but she liked the dress and the hand-cut cutouts without the jacket, which threw off the proportions. Cristian liked the hand-cut laser cutouts with the orchid beneath, while Isaac said he liked the plainness of the dress. Francisco called the dress a thruway — or was that a command? — and said he thought the jacket made it all work. Alyssa said he missed the mark.

WHAT HAPPENED
Viktor and his fan are sent packing.

THE WINNER
KORTO
Determined from the get-go. A white suit; a crisp white suit with a vest instead of a jacket. And she stayed true to her design from beginning to end.

WHAT I SAID
Bam! We have a winner.

WHAT THEY SAID
“My outfit looks amazing. It’s crisp, white. The peep of orchid is OMG. I want one in every color.”

WHAT THE JUDGES SAID
Alyssa loved it but hated the shoes, while Isaac said Korto’s look really showcased the Radiant Orchid by kind of hiding it a bit. Nina absolutely hated the shoes and the handbag but declared the vest the star of the show; she said it was a definite trend for 2014. Francisco loved the pant, calling them fresh and fantastic, while Cristian loved the structured vest’s softness.

WHAT HAPPENED
Korto gets her second win in a row and will most likely go to The Tents unless a major flub occurs.

MY TAKE
I'm glad that, although they didn't say it, there was a Bottom Four and a Top One, because other than Korto, all those other looks ranged from Meh  to How did you EVER get on this show?

Christopher continually pronounces Fleur as “Floor” until the runway so you know the producers finally corrected him.

Seth Aaron’s glasses make him look like a cartoon dog … with a bad haircut.

Elena's maniacal giggle whenever she talks to anyone makes her seem cray-cray.

I think Korto may now be the frontrunner, though Elena is still getting to The Tents; that means Elena, Korto and Christopher. This is a shame because I’d rather see another Seth Aaron show than a Christopher or Elena collection.

I love how shorty Alyssa Milano dogs the proportions while wearing a mini-skirt and ankle boots that shorten her won legs to about four inches. Pot.Kettle.Get a new stylist.

And what’s this about the new Tim Gunn show, Under The Gunn? I am so ready for that.


What did YOU think?


2 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

Meana Garcia - very apt. Double the security around the homestead...

Oh, Christopher. You can't just string words together, you can't ignore the challenge perimeters and you can't pull on Meana Garcia's cape.

I wish we were getting more information about TimG's new show.
It seems to be a competition show.

SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

I think Seth's glasses kept him from seeing how bad his outfit was - he should have been in bottom two with Christopher how should have gone home for not using the color.

Did you miss the preview for the remake of FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC???????