Dr. Whitfield seems to have settled into her role as "strong contender." She's only got one win under her belt, but it seems like it energized her a bit, mainly into talking about what a bitch Irina is.
As for her look...
Well, it's Uli 2.0. We don't like to make those types of comparisons ("She's totally ripping off Leanne!!!") because let's face it, fashion is about a limited number of elements that get reused time and again in various combinations. It's all variations on a theme and looks that remind us of other, earlier looks are an inevitability.
But seriously, this looks EXACTLY like an Uli dress.
Except Uli would have picked a better print. The judges all moistened themselves over this print and sure, we can see how they might like it, but it's only just alright to our eyes. To be honest, we thought it looked a little bedsheet-y.
She really bumped it up with that braiding detail. Nina really loved it and we have to say we agree. We normally find braided fabric to be clumsy and uncomfortable looking but she managed to give it a delicate nature it rarely has.
Even in the back. Braided straps often look a little like a yoke, but not here.
So, good job, CH. It's a bit of a cliche from an inspiration point of view, but it's extremely well made with some interesting details, which automatically sets it far ahead of the rest of the pack.
And Blue Hands comes roaring back strong with an "In your FACE, BITCH!" to Heidi.
Just when you think the little slav who could is down and out, she finds something inside her and pulls out a great, eye-popping design with which no (leggy, German, bitchy) detractor could find fault.
This is, in some respects, similar to CH's in that it comes right up to the border of cliche.
But, similar to CH, she did such a good job in the detailing and the execution, that the superiority of the look simply can't be denied.
Long story short: she nailed the look on very little money and with very little in the way of embellishment. She kept it simple and between the near-flawless execution and the shiny details, it gave the outfit a classy, understated, expensive look.
To be honest, we were not sold on the necklace until it showed up on the runway. It was looking a little "crafty" to us when she was working on it. But paired with the dress, it really works. We know she made it removable for use with other outfits but to our eyes, it's meant to be paired only with this dress.
There was a lot of pulling and puckering in the dress, but that all appeared to depend on how Katie was standing. For the most part, it's beautifully fitted and technically well done. We especially like the lines running through the dress, which lift it up from being boring.
So good job, Gordana! Show that leggy German how you don't take shit from no leggy Germans! It was practically killing her to admit it, no?
" I think it's a really sexy. sophisticated, sleek dress..."
"You want me to say what? No."
"It's urban...it's all of the things that really are very Park Avenue."
"I don't WANT to. She looks at me funny. And her hands are blue. And she cries all the time. Oh, fine."
"The little voice in my earpiece told me to say 'Good job."
"Oh. Uh, well thank them for me."
"Of course, the dog collar is not something I would wear. In fact - what? I'm just saying! I can't even say that I hate the collar?"
"Fine. Whatever. Good job. Get off my - I mean, you may leave the runway."
Don't miss this week's T Lo Awards, bitches!
[Photos: Mike Yarish/myLifetime.com - Videos: myLifetime.com - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]
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