It always cracks me up when people on reality shows are so delusional that they truly believe the other contestants are afraid of them because they're soooooo talented and/or intimidating. Sometimes people avoid you/pick you last/talk shit about you because they just don't like you, which has nothing to do with your level of skill at anything.
I give Brittany points for being upfront about avant garde which I respect more than when people try to sugar coat a task or challenge that they know they aren't experienced or good at.
I laughed when Sergio asked if Marquise was having a fancy breakfast that morning and Geoffrey said, "You mean on a plate?"
I loved that Christian told everyone to stay out of the duchess satin aisle that they've all been living in this season. I SUPPORT THIS. I totally cracked up when he started yelling names of different fabrics and pulling out all kinds of colors.
Ha, the short conversation between Geoffrey and Thijin about lube was hilarious.
Pros about this challenge: two days and $600! Seamstresses to take in/adjust the other two previous outfits being shown on the runway.
Cons: having to be in the workroom at 3am the day of the runway show. That is fucking insane.
Poor Brandon. I'm afraid of heights too so I get it. Like if I go to the mall and look down at the first floor from the second floor, my stomach drops and my heart starts pounding.
Having the runway show at the Vessel was interesting in an artsy way, but if the judges are using opera glasses to view what the designers have made, maybe this isn't the best venue for a fashion show.
The two things I liked about Brittany's look were the very bold, vibrant shade of pink she chose and the volume. Other than that, it was kind of a bust for me. The butterfly print she used for the dress underneath was too juvenile. It looked like something that you would see in the toddler or kiddie section at JCPenney. The plastic butterflies looked really cheap and tacky.
Nancy's black and gold look was very dramatic and sculptural. I liked the graceful curves that she created.
My favorite thing about Marquise's outfit were the chain pants. I didn't love the silver jacket with the shoulders. The shininess made it look cheaper. But at least Christian talked him into changing the giant shoulders.
Geoffrey's latex look didn't blow my mind, but I still really liked it. Thijin looked like a superhero and the entire outfit was so flawlessly executed. I loved all the other judges' bewilderment when Brandon said that it looked very Land Before Time. I had the same reaction as Geoffrey and the other judges: "The dinosaur movie?"
Sergio putting his Asian model in that hair and makeup was not just cliche. It was like putting a Latina model in a poncho and a sombrero. Like REALLY? I found it very off putting.
Victoria's top did not fit the model well at all. It wasn't just that she might pop a boob out. It just looked so ill fitting that it looked like it was made for someone else. I thought that the textile she created worked better a little more spread out on the skirt because it looked lighter. Having them crowded onto the top made it look so heavy. Brandon's description of it as a fish hook breast hammock summed it up for me pretty well. My biggest issue is that her look was weird but not really avant garde.
Once it was down to Brittany, Marquise, and Sergio, I knew that Sergio was going to the finale. Between the three of them, Marquise is the one who I would want to see a full runway show from. I feel like I know what Brittany and Sergio would make (the same stuff they've made all season).
Thank goodness they're back to reasonable parameters for the final runway show ($10K, 10 looks, 5 months). I remember some of those super short time frames that the finalists were given in some seasons and it was just cruel.