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  1. mightysparrow

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    The people who need to know about Dapper Dan know about him. I don't think he's losing sleep over the rest. Besides, many of THEM will be wearing his designs ten years after he did them.
  2. @RuntheTable and @Country girl, I loved your comments and I thank you for your intelligent insight. I tuned in at the beginning of the week to see the Logan reunion and was very impressed by all the actors involved. I was surprised by Denise Richards because I thought she was very good. I thought Flo's mom would be a sleazy, tacky, Las Vegas-strip grifter, but she's is (or was) a woman of respect and grace. Her 'Florence' was a thing of beauty. It was great to see a mother give her daughter GOOD advice. Apparently it only lasted a minute. It sounds like things are going from bad to worse and I can't bring myself to watch. Are they going to reunite Liam and Hauxdilox over the corpse of dead child? Are we supposed to cheer for a relationship that needs a lifeless child and a mentally ill woman to keep it going? Because a dead child didn't end Hope and Liam. They reaffirmed their love and recommitted to each other at the worst moment a couple could go through. Why can't Bell just acknowledge that Hauxdilox and Liam will NEVER have what Hope and Liam have. No woman who loves a man would leave her home, fuck his father, return home and RENEW VOWS with the husband she betrayed? That's not love; that's sickness. No matter how much they try to cover up Hauxdilox funk with not one but two infants, it won't work; we can still smell her and it's rank. I cheered for Thomas back in the Thomas/Sally days. I thought they were an amazing couple and was so sorry when PF left. Now Thomas is back and it sounds like it's the same guy who fucked his father's wife and got her pregnant. THIS Thomas is the kind of guy who will take advantage of a woman to get what he wants. Even if it's his own child. Sally has gone through so many character changes, the woman who plays her must be dizzy. Now she's cheering for Liam to get back with Hauxdilox? Bullshit. What's she going to do when Wyatt dumps her ass and goes back to Flo? Because we all know THAT'S going to happen. Thanks to everyone who's watching. I can't bring myself to do it. The theft of Phoebe makes me sick and I can't become a full-time viewer until Hope gets psychiatric care from a doctor who ISN'T a killer and Phoebe is back with her parents. And I don't think that's going to happen any time soon.
  3. mightysparrow

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    My 'criticism' wasn't directed at anybody. It was my opinion. I think it's interesting that expressing my opinion in defense of an African-American fashion ICON seems to have created such a fuss. I can't help but wonder why so many people seemed to think it was necessary to diminish Dapper Dan (my opinion) by bringing up a children's toy, as if Dapper Dan was a figure of fun. I've seen hosannas expressed for people who are less important (my opinion). You don't have to be Black to know who Dapper Dan is. Fashion houses like Gucci and Louis Vuitton take Dapper Dan VERY seriously and have made a lot of money copying his styles. White fashionistas have been taking their inspiration from African-American style for DECADES. If you didn't know who Dapper Dan was before this episode, now you do. And if you're not interested in street fashion or fashion of any kind, then he means nothing to you. But I stand by my OPINION that knowing about a man who has influenced fashion around the world would be important for those who are interested in fashion.
  4. mightysparrow

    S17.E06: Power Play

    I think the judges have swallowed Hester's 'cool aid'. She's convinced them that she's COOL so they drool all over her mediocre at best shit because they want to be COOL too. The sad thing is that Hester is practically the polar opposite of cool. Cool doesn't work that hard; see: Dan, Dapper. He's one of the coolest cats going and he doesn't break a sweat trying to prove it to anybody. I only got 10 seconds to get a look at the outfits I thought were the best. Rene, Sebastian, the long haired woman and the grey haired woman all created looks that were interesting, fashionable and NOT costumes. But they don't go around blowing their own horns, so we barely see them. The designers need to realize that what happens at Mood is make-or-break. I think Venny would have come up with something better if he had picked better fabric. I understand that some of the designers have their own lines and have been working for years, but Christian isn't a novice and he's there to HELP them. They need to listen to him. He hasn't been wrong yet.
  5. mightysparrow

    S17.E06: Power Play

    Listening to the judges gush over Hester's look made me question their taste.
  6. mightysparrow

    S17.E06: Power Play

    Hester's model and the makeup artist who worked on her won the challenge. What she was wearing was incidental to that. Jamal had the 'bad' model. It was painful to watch her plod up and down that runway.
  7. mightysparrow

    S17.E06: Power Play

    That had me wondering too! Sante Fe is one of the ORIGINAL artists' colonies. But I don't think Hester is an artist so she probably didn't impress any of the folks in Sante Fe. There are a lot more posers in New York so she would fit in much better.
  8. mightysparrow

    S17.E06: Power Play

    How does Hester have time to design or make clothes when it looks like she spends most of her time putting her own looks together? In my opinion, a REAL designer saves it for the runway. Most of the great designers dressed very simply and plainly and put their imagination and work into their designs. I must say that I was moved by Hester's story. I also turned my life upside down to care for a parent. It's a hard thing to do.
  9. mightysparrow

    S17.E06: Power Play

    FOR REAL!
  10. mightysparrow

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    Very well said.
  11. mightysparrow

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    BRILLIANT! AND AGAIN!!!
  12. mightysparrow

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    THANK YOU! She's a monster because she called an outfit that was straight from the mall, 'suburban', but it's okay to call her an 'old woman'?
  13. mightysparrow

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    I think Nina's 'suburban' comment is a reflection on the fact that for a lot of people the suburbs are where conformity and blandness reign supreme. One of the first things that creative people who grow up in the suburbs do is get the hell out. It's not about money or class, it's about STYLE. Anyone who actually listened to what Dapper Dan had to say, heard that he translated symbols of opulence like furs and jewels and brought it to the 'street', making it available to people who had more style than money. I think Jamal lost his way because he lost faith in himself. Maybe he was intimidated by Dapper Dan who is such a symbol of 'Black style' but he shouldn't have been because DD was lovely; supportive and accessible. Jamal doesn't need to reach back to Elizabethan times (and he's going to have reach further back than the 18th century for that). And he doesn't have to worry about whether he's Black enough. All he has to do is ask a New York cop and they'll tell him he's definitely Black enough.
  14. mightysparrow

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    I think it's really interesting that so many people feel the need to mock a 74 year old man who is considered a legend in his industry. Throw in that he was kind and supportive to all the designers, even the ones that had so clearly messed up. Maybe there's something about Dapper Dan that makes him such an easy target.
  15. mightysparrow

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    With just that much shade!
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