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  1. staphdude

    S17.E06: Power Play

    I could have dealt with Hester being safe but a win is a MFing stretch. It was a cheap costume/cosplay by an earnest but uncreative teen. Games have characters in costumes. Do not craft challenges based on costumes and then ask they not do something “costumey”. A miller falls in the farm category for me so Rakan’s Syrian farm women are a no no but have a woman lugging a dusty sack and EMPOWERMENT! If anything Tessa’s would be a NPC and fade into the background with that muted palette. i also found it strange that when the teen vogue judge complained about Hester’s costume Karlie defended it by talking about how it would look virtually/digitally. Rakan’s digital drawing looked great. So judges please try and make some effort to be consistent.
  2. staphdude

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    And wasn’t it just recently that the “little farm on the prairie” look was all the rage? I know fashion wouldn’t exist without shifting styles and trends but this 1984 level of cognitive dissonance is ridiculous.
  3. staphdude

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    Someday...I am as old or older than those you list. I never said they couldn't judge fashion. Thanks but I am not looking for your validation of my opinion.
  4. staphdude

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    It is the derision and hypocrisy in some of her statements that I find annoying. Moreover I don't think she has a grasp on youth or street culture any more than most older people who are no longer in that demographic. All the people you listed in your response are old. What of it?
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    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    The fact of the matter is they are designing for a very narrow demographic. As a 50+, suburban man there is very little in the way of expectation of fashion. I can pretty much dress any way I want and no one bats an eye. I just assume they are imagining dressing someone 19-26 yrs old whose body type is undoubtedly model thin.
  6. staphdude

    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    Is she a young woman? I do think she is old especially in the context of this show and her comments. Exactly. Temper, temper. To your second point- I agree that would be a better approach but that would be a tectonic shift in attitude that is just about as likely as hell freezing over.
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    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    An old woman making pronouncements on what is youthful, street and modern is laughable. THen again these people will deride something one day then sing its praises when it shows up a few seasons later. They have no shame and the memory of a gnat. I see Rene Was inspired by Eddie Veder circa 1991. Thanks God Kovind is gone. It seems to me knowing Dapper Dan reflects on the breadth of one's knowledge of fashion not whether or not "you know fashion".
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    Top Chef Canada

    The downfall of the multi-competition winning chef was somewhat surprising. They seemed to go out of their way to find redeeming features in the egg dish so either hers sweet peach fish bite really was terrible or she was next on the list. Wish they would do away with restaurant wars. It is such a tedious exercise in manufactured drama and unrealistic expectations. The only good thing I can say about this iteration is they shouldn’t be screaming about how understaffed they are.
  9. staphdude

    S17.E04: Survive in Style

    Not really much unconventional material in this challenge. They should require the use of at least 50% items that wouldn't normally be identified as fabric/cloth/ string. I would have kept Afa and sent both Sonia and Kovind home. Afa made a survival outfit for a specific environment. That is perfectly reasonable considering they never said it had to be a Northeast, late autumn ensemble.
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    Top Chef Canada

    Well it's nice to have this show back but I am sad to see Mijune still there. Why have such a specific challenge if you want exotic flavours. There are people who have tastes that are perfectly normal that don't conform to what the judges feel are appropriate . To add insult to injury they then keep someone on who badly under cooks something then weeps her way to a pass. Ridiculous.
  11. staphdude

    S17.E03: All the Rage

    Not surprising that someone who sports a pornstache would rave about that pedo-Lolita fever dream that Hester sent down the runway. It was a ridiculous design from an insufferable designer. She reeks of entitlement and faux quirkiness. I have a hard time dealing with karlie's statement that she wanted to ask Nadine how she felt. It may be part of the show narrative BUT COME ON. You certainly did't want any answer other than "it was a great opportunity and I have learned so much" and given her obvious state of mind and disdain for the process anything she said was unlikely to make it on air.
  12. staphdude

    S17.E01: Premiere

    I suppose I see Frankie’s as just as basic and uninspired but then add to that it was poorly constructed. YMMV.
  13. staphdude

    S17.E01: Premiere

    He is way too much a caricature and can begone from my screen immediately. Frankie’s was,imo a pity save. Cavanaugh was unpleasant but Frankie has no design sense and isn’t technically proficient. Rather a bitchy contestant than one that is incompetent.
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    S07.E07: Pure Imagination

    Maybe it is the conspiracy nut in me but seeing what looked like earpieces in at least two of the people in stage reinforced my conviction that these people are simply mouthpieces for the powers that be that are shaping the outcome of this “competition”. Anthony Ryan’s plastic monstrosity was the definition of looking cheap. Michelle’s went further to the garbage realm (who hasn’t seen that stuff tossed in a dumpster...) and in no way provided sensory deprivation. had any of the internationals or those not in favour with the judges sent those things down the runway we would have heard refrains of “kindergarten project” and cheap and lacks innovation. Issac really does seem happy to sell out to keep his profile up and well Georgina certainly has no problem with that as well.
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    S07.E07: Pure Imagination

    The producers are giving this to Anthony and Michelle. Both were terrible. Biddell should have been on top.
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