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Girl on the Bottom, Girl on the Top

It's All Live Girls, All The Time, here at T Lo Entertainment, International.


Remember how we said Anna's inside her head too much?

Remember how we're right all the time about everything?


Because honeys, that is not the dress of a person who's making more than occasional visits to reality.

A lot of people seem to think that Anna should have gone home over Jesus. We can't say we agree with that and you're gonna sit there and listen to us tell you why.

See, the most damning criticism of Anna's work here is also in a strange way, its saving grace.

Namely, that she didn't design for her client. That has got to be one of the least flattering garments we've ever seen on this show.

BUT.

It's not actually a bad garment, all things considered. Don't shoot us for saying this, but: picture this on a size 2.

Stop yelling at us! We're just saying what's true here. This would be an almost-cute dress if it had been designed for someone much smaller and younger. Granted, she could have edited out a half dozen of the design elements too.


But the point is, we think that's what saved her from going home before Jesus. The judges could see that at least this dress was designed, even if it was designed for the wrong person. Jesus' dress was just a bunch of tacky cliches.


Okay, so Mila said she wanted to go with the star element because it's in the Campbell's logo?

Um...where?


As for the dress, we don't get it. And when we say "it," we mean, "the judges' reaction to it."

Mila's won the role of Teacher's Pet because apparently, everything she does is fresh and exciting to those bitches.

It's not that dress is terrible. We do like the straps and the treatment at the neckline.

But those stars, kittens. Maybe we're just all dragged up, what with RuPaul's Drag Race back on the blog, but this just looks like a well-made drag queen costume. We can't imagine a real woman actually wearing something like this to a gala event, unless that woman is Wonder Woman, of course.

And frankly, the fit left something to be desired. Not just across the back, but also across the front.

We defended the judges loving her track suit of last week because it was bold and graphic and editorial. Well, she's still working with the bold and graphic, but like every design element, it's about how you use it. We just don't think this usage is particularly sophisticated.


Tim Gunn's Workroom



Extended Judging:




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The stars are around the bottom of the can label


I just do not understand their love of her work! I hated the tracksuit (especially those awful stripes down the pants) and now this. Tacky Tacky Tacky!


I liked the star dress. The star (especially at the waist) made the model look more narrow in the middle. Sure the fit wasn't great, but she did nice work considering the time limits.


Thank GOD. I thought it was just me who thought that Mila's dress looked like a craft project. Even Tim loved it!


Also can I just say how glad I am that they didn't break out the button bag and have the designers pick the clients one by one so that the older/heavier women are picked last? I'm glad they learned.


I'm glad you guys didn't like the star dress either... I felt it was too costumey... which I suppose isn't a valid criticism if it's for a gala? Tim said in his v-blog that he could see it fitting right in at the Met's costume gala... but isn't that a bad thing if she were designing for something else?


The judges' love for this and the penguin suit left me thinking that maybe I just have no taste. Hated them both.


How was this not considered "costumey?"


It looked like a dress for a Macy's ad.


Mila's dress did, I mean.


My only complaint about Mila's dress is that it looks like she's wearing a dress made out of a flag. That material is too shiney and swishy and the stars are too big. Happy fourth of July.

Stll overall I love Mila and her work. She has a point of view and alot of talent.

Other favorites of mine are Seth, Amy, and Maya (I'm speaking overall, not in this challenge)


The star dress did a good job of making the model's waist appear teeny tiny.


Anna's dress would have been okay, not great, but okay on Anna. But her poor, poor client. Just an awful dress on anyone with breasts--and then there's that hemline.

But, yeah, I got how in some form it would have been bearable. There were ideas somewhere.

As for Mila--not my favorite of hers--but in the context of the other dresses, it stood out as having a point-of-view and she had a woman who knew how to wear a big piece.

It was on the edge--and you can argue that it went over. Most women couldn't wear it, but I think her client could. And if you're going to wear humongous stars, these were well placed.

Mostly, though, I think its high ranking came about because there was a whole lot of dreary fug on the runway. At least I could figure out it was in the top--Maya's I honestly thought was called out for bottom three.

The dress I thought was beautiful and neglected was Ben's.

I note, by the way, Chris March thought Mila ought to have won, while Carol-Hannah thought it was a disaster.


Meaghan, I just looked at a bunch of pictures of Campbell's soup cans, and those aren't stars at the bottom, they're fleur-de-lises.


Thank you! I hated this and thought it looked tacky, I'm glad you agree. I really don't get it. I also realized that I don't really like any of the winning dresses so far, there were better dresses that could have won and I'm a bit baffled by the judging so far (well, for the winning designs at least).


The stars used to be a lot more prominent, too, on labels from the early to mid-80's. And there was (is?) even Campbell's Chicken Soup with Stars; their particular branding of chicken noodle soup.

But yeah, I was glad Mila's didn't get the win. I liked the idea of the stars, and I wonder if they would have looked less costumey in a different fabric. The dress looked so horribly wrinkled on the runway that I couldn't think of anything BUT costume, as in squashed up on a costume rack, and then not properly steamed.


Anonymous said...

Meaghan, I just looked at a bunch of pictures of Campbell's soup cans, and those aren't stars at the bottom, they're fleur-de-lises.



I was just about to say the same. I go back and forth, sometimes I like her dress, sometimes I hate it. I do love the top and the back.


When I saw the drawing of this dress, I thought it had real potential. But the fabric was too stiff and the skirt too narrow to be so long. Perhaps a professional model could have made it look good walking in it, but for the average woman, the product was unwearable.

It's ironic, because when Heidi calls out the names, I can usually figure out whether the names called are going to be the top and bottom set. When I heard Mila's name, I thought her dress was so awful, that she had to be one of the bottom three, so I was shocked that they went gaga over it.

I'm just glad that, of the top three, they picked the one that was actually decent to be the winner. It was bad enough that Mila and Maya were in the top, I would have been seeing red if one of them won.


I was shocked that Mila wasn't in the bottom three. That dress was silly. I really don't know what else to say about it.

Anna's dress would have been a little better if she had used a sheer red fabric instead of the beige/nude color. Also, make it longer and have a covered back and a flutter sleeve. She made her client look like a linebacker.


I thought the beige top treatment looked like surgical bandages.


Thing was, the challenge was silly and costume-y--I mean, wearing a red gala dress with a damn logo on it?

In what world is that a serious dress?


My feeling with the star dress is that they were thinking it would please the soup company. They were supposed to incorporate the can of soup and she's the only one who didn't just use a tiny bit of logo fabric. Nobody else could really claim to be "inspired" by Campbell's the way she could. It was just a whacky challenge, since nobody wants to look like a can of soup anyway!


I don't think the Star dress should have been praised as much as it was, but you have to admit that it really stood out among a dozen boring creations. If she hadn't used such cheap vinyl tablecloth material it would've been a bold knockout. It certainly didn't have mass-market appeal, but it wasn't a snooze-fest, and you knew without being told that Mila designed it.

This whole episode was wonky. I'd be embarrassed to be seen in public in 10 of those dresses. The only ones I'd consider are Amy's and Seth Aaron's.


to sum up my reaction to both garments: shoulders & macys

i kept thinking 'OMG that is horrible for her shoulders!! she looks like she has man shoulders' and i was convinced that mila's dress was really a Macy's banner wrapped around the model with straps tacked on. gahhh. so fug.


I actually really like Mila's dress. I do think the second star on the bottom went too big, but the idea, I thought, was great. Those stars are placed so that unless you're looking from the side, they have an interesting abstract graphic quality to them. And, no, the fit wasn't great, but y'know, if they're going to keep forcing them to do one-day challenges, they're going to keep inviting designers to fail to execute perfect garments, so, shrug.


I thought Mila's dress was meh - and by "meh" I mean I liked the silhouette, but the stars were too Macy's, and - I usually never notice this until TLo points it out - the dress looks rumply and wrinkly as HELL. It's not even just on the seams - you can see creases in the white fabric of the big star on the side.

Yow.

Poor Anna, she seems like a sweet girl. When she started work on this dress, I was seeing good potential for it, but the end result is just SO unflattering for her poor model. In a different set of colors, though, I could *totally* see this on Anna.


Birdie said: "It looked like a dress for a Macy's ad."

Yes! exactly!

Birdie, that was the first thing I said when it came down the runway. Yes, it was a bold graphic but brand recognition-wise, it didn't quite work.

Thanks for the commentary on Anna, boys! I thought her dress was hideous for her model but it did seem like there was something of a thought behind the design.

Unlike lil' Frodo's, where the thoughts were pretty freakin' cliched.

srq


If I'm not mistaken the designers were given a dossier on Campbell's soups. In one shot I thought they showed the healthy choice line (or whatever it's called)in the folder. If they had a print of the chicken and stars soup can that may explain the star; otherwise, I looked over the ones in my pantry and there are no stars. I'm more of the feeeling of what Tim said in his video blog. Mila's may be to a limited audience but it was a valid choice to be in the top three, IMO.


Anna- My problem with Anna's dress isn't that it isn't suitable for the client (I agree with that though). It's that it isn't a gala dress and it isn't a Campbell Soup gown either. What it is , is a sloppy mess. I really don't think she has the ability to make her own patterns , which is quite different from being able to sew proficiently from commercial patterns. I fully expect to see another (bad) version of a see-and-sew next week, no matter what the challenge is.
I do think it is admirable that she has twice brought in print making to her designs, but neither were successful IMO.

Mila- This dress was not without problems but I see why it was in the top. She is the only one that embrassed the Campbells element of the challenge. I dislike the overworked trim at the neckline, it takes away from the graphic nature the rest of the gown. Probably a matte fabric would have been more suitable,too.


I too agree that the dress screamed "Macys," NOT Campbells. Perhaps Mila mixed up her trademarks?


I figured the stars were a reference to the Chicken and Stars soup. That was always my fave when I was a kid. Thanks Meghan for pointing out where the stars are.

I didn't understand why the judges got all moist over this dress either. It wasn't bad, but I thought the stars were weird. Like you say, not something any real woman would wear.

And I thought Annas dress was simply hideous. It wouldn't matter if it was on a size 0 or a size 22. It's just awful. From the unflattering flesh toned color on the bodice to the weird hem, it was a mess. I hope she shows something interesting soon. I think she has potential, but it sure isn't coming out here.


Anna should have gone home over that fiasco of a dress. I would think that taking the client into consideration is part of the design process, and if the dress is clearly not designed for the intended client, then it fails - and I don't think I'd like that dress on a size 2 model either.

Mila's was memorable and interesting, but truly costumey - not my favorite.


I liked Mila's dress but not the fabric -- why did so many designers choose shiny satins or silk charmeuse? Those fabrics are so difficult to work with, and the garments always look creased and rumpled.

I was so happy to hear Tim say Anna's dress was too short. The length really bothered me as much as the ridiculous racer back. That said, I think that dress could work on a slim young girl -- I'd swap out the beige for a different color, but it wasn't altogether hideous -- just not right for the model.

I appreciated how gentle Kors & co were in their criticism of Anna. They were very considerate of her model, who of course was standing right there for the whole thing. It must have been excruciating for Jesus and his model, who both really loved his dress, to hear that it was the most tacky thing ever.


When they called out the six I was sure she was in the bottom. wrong again.


As many people are saying, the one thing I kept thinking about Mila's dress was Macy's. Anna's was bleh, didn't like the top of it.


I'm 5'7" and a size 2. You couldn't pay me to wear Anna's dress. Feh!!!


Maybe Jesus went home, too, because he has been in the bottom anytime he works alone.


Mila's sketch was a lot better than the dress turned out. A flowier fabric would've made a huge difference, and if she had been able to go with gold stars instead of white, it wouldn't have been nearly so parade-marshal. I have this thing with Mila where I feel like I like her but I haven't really loved one of her dresses yet.

Anna's is ridiculous. It's like a designed version of wearing a wife beater under a dress with a too-daring neckline.


Thank you! I was afraid that I was the only one who thought this was both tacky and not well crafted.


I don't get that Mila's dress was top 3. OK, it was a good idea, but the dress looked costumey with poor fit and finish.

And yet the judges loved it! Imagine the reaction if Anthony had made it.

The more I watch this show, the more I realise that I have no fashion sense.


You now, I actually like Mila's dress (but then I love circus costumes). It IS a costume, and with all the times that those judges have declared garments costumey, how they missed saying that about this dress is beyond me.

And from a styling aspect, what hurt the runway presentation was the fact that the Blue Fly wall, apparently, has no flaming batons.

--GothamTomato


There were too many ugly dresses for Maya's to be sent to the bottom due to ugliness alone. The fact that she didn't play it safe was enough to land her in the top. Under normal conditions it would have maybe skated by, at best.


Agreed on all counts. Mila's dress would be darling for the Cheerleader's Cotillion, not so much for a red carpet event for people over 17.


If Anna's dress had a name, it would be Sybil.

I think the biggest problem with it was the way she combined the red fabric with that other fabric (that looked like she'd had the idea to do a figure skating costume illusion netting thing but picked up the wrong fabric). Like she had an idea but just didn't have the skills to take the idea out of her head and put it on the model. It got lost in the translation.

--GothamTomato


The star dress looks like it would be very much at home at an Inaugural Ball. The helmet-haired Washington Wives would be All Over That Shit.


Mila's model is fighting with the Puerto Rican flag. And losing.


hated Mila's dress. It reminded me of a flag.


"GorgeousThings said: I figured the stars were a reference to the Chicken and Stars soup. That was always my fave when I was a kid. Thanks Meghan for pointing out where the stars are."




I just had a thought: Mila looks old enough to remembers those old Campbell's soup commercials where Ann Miller tap danced around the big soup can, Busby Berkley-style. Maybe this was a reference to that.

--GothamTomato


I always agree with boys, but today I think you have cabin fever due to the blizzard.

I really liked Mila's. I like graphic work and it was appropriate to the challenge and women as survivors (therefore STARS) and campbells. The star was flattering in it's placement and very editorial.


Agreed on all accounts! Anna's certainly looked horrible on her model but you can see where it could me cute if it was more flattering. While it's important to be able to design for many sizes, it's more important to be able to design something for ANY size.

I feel like Mila was onto something. When I saw that they had Campbell's fabric I thought someone would do something really graphic and amazing. Mila was the closest, but since she didn't quite get there it just ended up looking tacky and like it was made of craft paper.


Thank goodness I'm not alone--I thought the star dress was tacky and kinda fug. LOVED the top, I'll give that its due. But that big hip-star was hideous beyond words, and the skirt was too damn tight, the model had a much longer stride than the dress would allow. Anyone notice that? She kept getting "stopped" by the dress when she tried to walk. Not Bottom 3 material, but maybe Bottom-Middle safe at best.


"Gorgeous Things said: Like you say, not something any real woman would wear."




Not unless she and her ventriloquist dummy were performing a medley of Lee Greenwood songs in Branson, MO.

--GothamTomato


Anna's dress did everything to highlight the things on that girl's body that she would want to downplay. It just made everything look bigger. Poor girl

Mila's....sigh...I think that the neckline is cool and that she had the best use of the Campbell's logo, but it does just look like a flag. Also, the client seemed to be having a little trouble walking in it. Maybe if it wasn't such a cheap-looking fabric? I don't know, I really just see a flag.

Gotham Tomato-Ha! Sybil.....

-Purple Leah


I liked the sketch of Mila's dress, but didn't like the final product. The star at the waist did work to make the model appear thinner, but the star at the bottom was too large and overpowering. Part of the issue was the shade of red. You can't use that color red and add stars without it looking like a flag or a super hero costume.

Anna's was dreadful. Sweet girl, but time for her to go home and get more experience.


Maybe Mila was thinkig of chicken and stars soup when she came up with that design. In any event, it was ill-fitting, and the ginormous stars made it very costumey. I can't understand why the judges went ga-ga for it.


I never could find the stars on any can in my pantry. I would have gone with a long color blocked dress — red on top, white on the bottom and a cold band around the waist. Too literal?


Mila's dress reminded me of the DAR ladies who on the 4th of July would make dresses so that when they all stood together they created the American flag. The previous coat was amazing. This was, well....


I am a size 2. Anna's dress is ASS. It looks like she was trying to hide bandages from the world's grizzliest boob job. ::shudder::


raisin mountaineer

I liked this dress for this reason: I could not imagine it. I can't think of anywhere I have ever seen anything like it. So many of the other shapes and dresses remind me of stuff I've already seen. This was fresh, fun, and flattering-- the stars helped shape the model's curves, without shouting that attempt-- there was a subtleness to the flattery.

Is it my taste, exactly? Nope. But it was clearly to the taste of its wearer, and a clear example of Mila's esthetic, and that counts for a lot. Yes, it's costumy, but I think that the red carpet is meant a little for costume.

And I can't wait to see Carrie Underwood's dresser steal it for a July 4th concert.


Add a touch of blue and Mila's dress would be perfect for Dolly Parton if she were performing at the Texas State Fair.


Though I think the star placement was very well thought out and flattering, I can't help but think Mila's looks like a craft project. In fact, the dress moves as if it were made out of construction paper. I don't get it...


I agree that Janeane's dress was more interesting than Jesus', but I don't think it would look good on anyone. The flesh-colored top makes it look like a skating outfit. Horrible no matter what size it is.

And I agree that no woman would want to wear a dress advertising soup to a gala. But that was the challenge, stupid as it was. So I think Mila did a fine job of it.


I'm so glad I'm not the only one who disliked Mila's look. If I'm a real woman going to a gala event, there is no way in HELL I would wear that. Tacky, ill-fitting, and ugly. I don't know much about fashion except what I read here, but the fabric is all wrong. It is way too bunched up and wrinkly.


Throughout the entire show, I was so so so so excited to see what TLo would say about Mila's dress. The judges raved about it, Tim raved about it, I thought it was ridiculous! I understand that the taste level couldn't have been there for a challenge based on soup, nothing against Campbell's, but she looked like a parade queen!


I liked Mila's dress in a way. My immediate reaction was, "my Barbies would have KILLED for this dress!"

Admittedly though, those were some late-70s-early-80s Barbies, and they have been known to have THEIR taste questioned...a lot.


That top that Mila was wearing was really cute BUT the bra straps ruined it. So distracting, kept reminding me of Jeff Foxworthy's line "How do you know you're a redneck? When your dress is strapless but your bra ain't"


So it's not just me who was mystified by the star motif.

I thought Mila's dress was a hoot when it came out, but not in a good way. It also looked like the model was having trouble walking in it, but maybe that was just the fabric.

I love the idea of a well-designed can replica; very Andy Warhol.

I though Anna's dress was ugly. Period. I think Jesus got the boot because his dress was tacky extremis, and because he has visited the bottom too many times.


I see what you mean about Anna's dress' potential to look cute. But, as Sewing Siren pointed out, it's not for a gala, it's another variation on her theme, and the contrast fabric was questionable.

Mila's is . . . what it is. But if ONLY she had set the lower star at an angle -- it would have been much better without that horizontal line.


No matter how much I racheted up my morphine drip, I would not be able to find the silver lining in Anna's monstrosity. Unforgivable from every angle, every stitch. The beige strapping makes me lose the will to live. Agree with you TLo, though, on the inexplicable love for Mila's stars and stripes. WTF.


I immediately thought that the beige top part on Anna's dress looked like a big ol' sports bra hanging out of it. I don't know if anyone else thought that, but it just looked awful to me. Maybe in a different color that element would have worked.


I definitely didn't like two of the three looks deemed the top in this challenge. Mila's looked like it had potential and I really liked the top treatment but something - the shiny, puckery fabric? - turned me off to it. It really was a costume not particularly suited to the event. Hated Mya's as well. I would have aufed Anna before Jesus but then personally I wasn't sure that Anna's outfit was worse than Janeane's (had my mouth been full when the latter's outfit went down the runway I would have spit whatever was in it halfway across the room).


Anna's dress was another hot mess. She tries so hard, but she's still very young in viewpoint, presentation, and stitching skills. Alas! She seems nice, and she works hard. Also, great legs.

Mila's....I don't think was terribly flattering from the boobs down. The model *has* a small waist compared to her hips, and I actually think the star made it look bigger. The stars would have been cool in a contrasting texture, but matching red fabric. And, given a hell of a lot more time, outlined in beads instead of cheap trim. I would also like to see the skirt a bit fuller, and full length all around. The asymmetrical look is kinda blah. I don't think it worked for this dress.

I'm completely fine with the idea, but the execution was blah. I also agree that the neckline (while pretty) competed with the stars. Meh.


I think Anna's dress wouldn't have been quite so tragic on a size 0-2 or a very boyish 4-6, but I still don't think it would have looked good. Who wants to look like their boobs are sagging and spreading out to the sides?

I liked Mila's for the challenge. Come on, it's supposed to an eye-catching, bright red dress that incorporates a soup logo. I think that a bit of costumey flair is to be expected.


Lin on 2/6/10 at 5:18 PM said..Thank goodness I'm not alone--I thought the star dress was tacky and kinda fug.

Lin, you are not alone...I thought all the dresses were tacky and very fug. There is not one dress from this challenge I would where...anywhere.

TampaBay


Anna's dress, as it came out, I thought "Hippopatomus dress."

You know, the Hippo dance tutus worn in Disney's Fantasia, only this time: in red!

And I say that as a fat lady, who knows what does and doesn't look good on us chubbies.

And the beige crap sticking above, read as some weird fat lady undergarment required to reign in the breasts.

And I say that as a fat lady myself.

The girl didn't have a clue.

Mila's, by comparison, flattered her larger lady (lines that skim the body, people!) with the stars nipping in the waist and skirt.

So say what you will, Anna didn't have a clue, and Mila did.


I think they are both equally wretched! These dresses are not fashion forward at all...hell...not even fashion. People are being way to kind here...I'm seriously questioning everyone's taste levels! :P


I didn't like any of the dresses in this challenge. Did the designers have to choose from the pre-selected red fabrics? Because I think THAT'S what killed everyone, those fabrics were so tacky looking and no one seemed to know how to work with them.

All these One-Day Challenges are making me scream. I want to see something gorgeous and unique, give the designers some time to do it!

Grrr...


I don't know, only two words spring to mind whenever I see that Anna dress: "butt" and "ugly". (Best when used together.) That color at the top is just awful and blends in with the model's skin; at first glance it just looks like she is wearing a red dress with an insane bust.

So Mila's thing is to take basic geometric shapes and stick them onto a garment? First the track suit with the giant white circle across it, and now the dress with the giant stars. Waiting for an outfit with big-ass triangles on it next week.


edinamonsoon

I don't understand why Anna felt the mesh/flesh treatment of the bodice would be flattering or work with the rest of the dress. I don't even think that it would've looked or worked better on a size 0or 2. It would look odd and unflattering on a woman of any size or proportion.

Mila is definitely the judge's fave or pet designer --- which is fine, however, she should at least produce work that is consistently petworthy. I can understand that her aesthetic is heavily influenced by a 60's mod/pop art sensibility, but this dress was neither. The star motif was just wrong on her chosen fabric and for the proportions of the garment. Coupled with the trim on the bodice, neck and back of the dress, there was just too much going on and it looked sloppy and ill-conceived. Perhaps she was stressed because of the time constraints and pressure, but I would've expected more from her for this challenge.


edina


I am proud to say there is no damn Canpbell's soup in my pantry. And I plan to keep it that way.

That is all.


I liked the costumey pop-art aspect of Mila's. If you're goin' to a stupid healthy heart sponsored by Campbell's soup gala, you NEED a little costume oomph. I thought the client looked pretty cool in it.

Anna. Oh, dear. But I still hope she makes it past the next elimination & gets to show with the gang at Bryant Park. Hopefully, she doesn't over-think, but designs some nice little tailored pieces.


Anon 4:53 said:

I'm 5'7" and a size 2. You couldn't pay me to wear Anna's dress. Feh!!!


*claps* Yeah, I don't buy that about Anna's dress looking good on a size 2. I'm a size 2 (though only 5'5") and I wouldn't even bother taking that dress the the fitting room. The way it broadens at the shoulders with that V and the beige material and the racerback!!! and that sad layered skirt is the wrong length if you want to elongate your body, AND that wide, soft sash that shortens the waist and emphasizes the heavy shaplessness of the skirt.

uh-uh. I beg to differ, TLo. That is one seriously unflattering dress...I think it would make a model look thick.


Mila's dress has sooooooo much wrong with it. The biggest one being that the model could not walk in it. The skirt is made of a stiff fabric that did not stretch when the model took too long a stride. It didn't was sewn together stright all the way down, it was stiff, wrinkled, UGLY (!!!!!) and puckery. It looked uncomfortable and poorly made. It reminded me of the final dress that chinstrap made last season, like she didn't know how to execute her vision. I liked the stars.
Anna should have gone home.
Wich do you want to wear- the dress that makes your body look so hot your face looks old or the dress that makes you look fat?
I'd go with old face myself.
I wish Jesus would have gotten another model because Anna's dress is just as tacky as his, it's just a different sort of tacky. It's childish.


Campbell's Chicken and Stars is one of their long-time kiddy soups.


The top of Anna's dress wouldn't look good on anyone, regardless of size. The fabric, the color, and the cut all combine to look like underwear from Little House on the Prairie. If she was going for an illusion/figure skater look, she was waaaaaay off.

If Chris March had designed Mila's dress, the first word out of the judges' mouths would have been 'costumey.' This dress looked cheap, poorly fitted, and in need of a good ironing. Middle of the pack at the 'I Love America' pageant.


Gotham Tomato said:

And from a styling aspect, what hurt the runway presentation was the fact that the Blue Fly wall, apparently, has no flaming batons.


Pity.

ROTFLMAO


Lin on 2/6/10 at 5:18 PM said.."But that big hip-star was hideous beyond words, and the skirt was too damn tight, the model had a much longer stride than the dress would allow. Anyone notice that? She kept getting "stopped" by the dress when she tried to walk."

YES! If the star were a little bit higher, maybe it would have worked, but as it was, she could really only move from the knee down. I personally would have been happier if she only used the hip star. The skirt star was not needed.


I like Mila's dress. It is well made. Had it not had the stars, it would have been safe, would have safed out in the middle, and the judges may have dismissed it as boring. I admit it is a bit costumey- BUT some women are more than willing to wear it to a gala. And it is very patriotic- just add a blue shawl!

Anna's I can see being cute on Anna or on myself (a size 6). This lady was at least a size 10, so it was pushing it. Not terrible- but not good for a gala either. I think that may have been a bigger problem than the actual design. But she deserved to stay.


Has anyone else noticed that Anna keeps making the same dress over and over? Look back at all of her work as well as her portfolio, it is all essentially the same dress! I am suprised the judges haven't called her on this!

Mila's dress was awful BTW!


I didn't like Mila's dress. With the material she used I thought it would have been better with just the smaller star. That actually helped define a waist for her model.

I think Anna's dress could have worked with a different style top. I don't think it was worse than Jesus'. Jesus did a cheap, tacky dress. Anna's was at least well made and modern.


In regards to Mila's dress being costume-y:
It was kind of a stunt dress challenge .In other words, a one time wear dress for a very specific event.
A Campbell Soup sponsored dress for a Go Red Gala event, really something that you would expect a model hired by Campbells to wear for the event.
Adding the surivor (real woman) client and having a version up for sale made it a confusing set of parameters for the designers. Hence so many bad dresses.


quigley (the cat)

I HATED both of these. White with this shade of red is just too strong of a contrast. I just kept hoping someone would chose a lovely darker shade of red to work with, and not the standard shiny fabrics.

I liked one thing on each garment. It was nice to see Anna use her printmaking for the belt, however, it was impossible to actually make out the design. The top half of Mila's dress was very well done, with an interesting use of the Campbell's logo fabric.

Nothing was flattering about Anna's garment, no matter what size it might have been. There was just something barely clever about Mila's use of the stars, but they were the wrong color, much too large, badly placed, and sewed on like an artsy-fartsy project.

QTC


Just my humble opinion Mila is the 'producers' favorite. She is the lifetime demographic. 40 year old woman, with a heart wrenching story I'm sure. My bet is she will be the winner.

There is just too much interference, and predictablity.

I'll keep reading but I'm not sure I'll keep watching.

(on a side note T & Lo hope you'all are okay and staying warm.)


Campbell's Chicken and Stars soup has red, blue and yellow stars on the label, so this is probably where Mila got her star inspiration. For a picture: http://tinyurl.com/yjv5cen


I was really shocked Mila wasn't in the bottom three for that dress. I thought the stars were tacky and costumey, the fabric looked cheap and the proportions were terrible on her model. It might have been acceptable for someone who is going to stand on a float and wave during a Fourth of July parade, but I just can't imagine someone seriously attending a party in that thing.

Anna's dress was sad and wrong, but at least I can see where she was trying to go somewhere with it. I wouldn't really have been mad if she went instead of Jesus, but I think the judges did make the right choice there.


Thank you for this refreshing commentary. I, too, do not understand the love of Mila. Okay, she's got graphic tendencies, but does that mean it's attractive? The Wonder Woman dress left me absolutely disgusted. I hope she topples off the pedestal soon so we can see something more polished and stylish soon....


Milla's dress was great! And perfect for the challenge.

As for the star graphic, I think that was part of the Campbell's branding book the designers were given. Perhaps an older brand item not currently used but that shows history of the product?

Either that, or they're channeling old soup commercials from other companies, like this star-heavy one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jU2pl7bqKg


OH THANK GOD!
i was soo afraid you would be sucked into the same insane, drug filled universe the judges live in.
Mila's dress was tacky. What real world women would wear that?
It wasn't bottom, but it definitely wasn't top.
And as for Anna, while I didn't like it, I definitely didn't think she should have gone home, and I'm glad she didn't.


T Lo said...

Maybe we're just all dragged up, what with RuPaul's Drag Race back on the blog, but this just looks like a well-made drag queen costume.


It does look like one worn by the fabulous RuPaul herself in S1E3 of RPDR (in black and sequins):

http://www.logoonline.com/video/episode-3-season-1-queens-of-all-media/1604028/playlist.jhtml

Time mark 25:11.


It looks so sloppy. The fit and even the execution are not there. And shouldn't it have been ironed or steamed? There are fold marks in one of the stars.

It has a couple of good ideas in it, but overall it fails in execution.

I thought it was Tren'Ness who brought up the stars.

It's funny, but I liked Mila's designs that the judges didn't especially like more than the last two. This over-the-top graphic stuff is just not my taste. But at least execute it well!


I am not buying the chicken and stars thing. I mean, could they have put peas on their dresses, or potatoes, to represent the Campbell's brand? No. Soup ingredients are not part of the logo or the company branding - and neither they, nor stars, say 'Campbell's'. I thought the dress was a mess and failed the rules of the challenge.


THANK YOU LORENZO AND TOM!

I was sure Mila's dress was in the bottom three, because (a) it was getting a lot of attention, and (b) it was terrible. I thought the same thing last week, but could acknowledge (at least) that last week's outfit was different.

The comparison to a drag queen costume is very apt.


That's a good point, Sewing Siren. There were too many conflicting messages and criteria.


I really like real women challenges. There should be more of them. Real women are the real challenge!

I did not like either of these dresses, but the star dress would look great on a "go red" Barbie. Hmmmmm.....

LLF


Am I hallucinating, but I thought when Mila was explaining her design, she explained the stars by saying it was a tribute to the women survivors being "stars", not anything to do with frakking Campbell's soup.

Anyway, I like it. For all the smoking turds that went down the runway, at least this made her model look halfway decent. It certainly was bold and had a point of view. And I did like the top and how the ugly logo fabric was used.

Anna's "dress" is horrible. If Jesus hadn't been so cliche and boring and tacky all rolled into one, little cutie Anna would have been calling her sheep to go home.

And I'm a size 2 and there's no way I would wear that garment. I think it would still make me look boxy and shorter than I already am. Poor fabric choice.

I have to agree that when will these designers learn to stay away from the shiny? When? It rarely looks good, especially in a 12-hour challenge. If Mila had gone for a matte fabric, I think the dress would've been easier to appreciate.

Seriously, all of them sucked. All.


It's a few thousand sequins/rhinestones/bugle beads away from being a serious contender at this year's Miss Gay USofA pageant, in fact.


td said...

Milla's dress was great! And perfect for the challenge.



4th of July challenge?


Thank you! I didn't get the reaction to Mila's dress either!! The stars made me think of Texas. I thought it might be a gown worn by some "Housewife of Houston." (or Dallas - whichever.)

I'm so glad you guys said all this because I really thought I was dreaming.

The reason Jesus went home is because he'd been in the bottom 3 so much and because they put that kiss of death on him, "We question your taste level."


KI tried but I cannot agree about Anna's.

I think that reasonable women (and straight men) could disagree whether Jesus' was tacky - but even if it is, I would wear his dress and never ever no matter what size I was, where that horror that Anna sent up.

I recall that Mila's ladt had trouble walking with the bottom of that dress.


I got what Mila was doing. I think the dress would be suited for a signature look in a benefit gala. It wouldn't be suited for selling online (to whom) and that I believe is a reason it didn't opt for the win. Otherwise, it was fun, it flattered the model, it was well designed, it represented her, and all things considered she was the one taking the most risks and going further in terms of the complexity of the execution within the constraints of the challenge. That fabric tends to wrinkle in that way, and the dress fits the wearer. So agreed with the judging here.
The star is in the Campbell soup cans made famous by Warhol.

Anna's dress... Tim said it was the ugliest thing ever to walk the PR runway. I don't know, but it was very bad. Not that I disagreed with the auffing.

I really like how consistent the judging is being this season.

-Don


It's too bad Andy Warhol's dead b/c he would've been all over Mila's dress.

...I know, I know. If I had even a soupcon of taste I wouldn't poke fun at other people's designs. By using puns. But if you can't be witty or talented, be a cyberbitch.


zip_flip said...
Just my humble opinion Mila is the 'producers' favorite. She is the lifetime demographic. 40 year old woman, with a heart wrenching story I'm sure. My bet is she will be the winner.

Don't you just love conspiracy theories... Last year Gordana was sold out by the producers, for being a 40 year old women. They wanted young girls in the final... Whatever... The thing is not admitting the possibility that maybe just maybe the judges have different tastes than one's own...

Mila's dress stood out in a runway made drab by the absurd constraints of an ill-thought challenge. If one has followed the judges' tastes over time, it was pretty obvious Nina for one was going to like this over most of the other stuff...


Damn no, wrong: it's a fleur-de-lis in the Warhol can... what was the star about then??
-D


Mila's dress was debateable. I don't much feel like debating it, although I will say it would look an order of magnitude better properly pressed.

Anna's was... I was going to say "simply hideous" but in fact it was complexly and comprehensively hideous. That the bodice was inexcusably poorly visualized and unrelated to either beauty or utility (to go all William Morris on its ass) is bad enough but the skirt was grotesque in its component parts (why does it look as if it's got a thermal underslip like the one my grandmother, born in 1895, was in the habit of wearing?) and not merely unflattering in motion but on the edge of being as revealing as Ping's burlap monstrousity (which, given the thermal underslip, is quite a trick).

Then there's the matter of that red, which I guess could be inspired by a Campbell's Cream of Tomato soup in a giant pyramid display at Target: In a world with so many lovely reds, why is that one even allowed? And why use underwear beige jersey ad any part of the design, since it looks grubby against the Cream of Target red?


Just heard Tim Gunn's videoblog and was glad to hear he also thinks that what gave Amy's look the edge was the markeatability online. Otherwise, Mila's would have been tops. Really stood out in a blah runway.

If my memory doesn't fail me, the two models here were the same size. One designer made her model look better, the other one made her look her worst.


I'm surprised the Mila didn't get the dreaded "it's costumey" critique. I think she's one to watch but yeah, I didn't get it either.


The gold color of the fabric was hideous and didn't look good on anyone. Maybe that's why it's on a soup can and not on fashion.


I went Googling for vintage Campbell's soup labels and logos, but I still haven't seen any stars (except for the contemporary Chicken and Stars cans).

I did stumble across these, though--
Jane Krakowski wearing Nicole Miller's soup dress to last year's event, and Toni Braxton in Lisa Perry the year before.


I actually liked Anna's dress and agree, it would look fab on someone younger and smaller.

I also didn't get Mila's dress. The stars just looked cheap to me.


tripletmom96

wow, tlo -- i guess great minds think alike....lol

i said the same thing about both dresses --- i didn't like the star motif on mila's -- i thought it was pretty tacky; and anna's dress wouldn't have been great, but certainly would have been passable if she had a client who wasn't built like a linebacker. whatever possessed her to put a racer-back on someone with such broad shoulders? so,while the dress was a hot mess, i agree that it had more design elements than the tacky mess jesus put out there. that combined with the fact that jesus was in the bottom 2 for the 3rd time in 4 weeks...adorable little guy, but seriously needs alot of creative growth before he's ready to hit the big time as a designer.


I'm mixed about Mila's dress. One the one hand, the starts were awfully costumy and cut her model off at her widest part. On the other hand, it was the ony dress going down the runway that didn't zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...


Are my husband and I the only ones who thinks Mila looks like a Romulan? Even her necklace screams Romulan.


The star dress isn't a campbell's dress. It's a Macy's dress.


Anna's model was NOT built like a linebacker. However, the dress made her look like a linebacker. As for me, I'll take cliche anytime of the day rather than references to football personnel.


Star-bellied Sneetch!!!


Thank you! I was wondering what was going on - I thought she was going to get hell for that dress. The judges act like "graphic" and "bold" means forget about design consequences. A star is easy to use in a balanced amount, otherwise you do get superhero real soon - she managed to find a wrong way to use it and then TWICE. Waaaaaay too big for the actual presence it has in the Logo, which is zero. No one recalls the star in Campbells, why would someone be happy with that from the corporate office? It isn't about avoiding the logo, it's about incorporating it so that there are benefits for the sponsor Campbell. The star like this is no benefit. Also the way it is inserted in that heavy way, all seamed up, why not have thought of a more subtle way PRECISELY AS THE CAMPBELL CAN does.... use it at the bottom around a dress, etc.etc.. there are reasons THEIR designers used it like that too.

What I find shocking is how many of the designers did not manage to understand even how to creatively use the logo or how to identify what are the essential components of the brand identity. And these from people who then want to talk about "signature" all the time.

Really, the same goes for having a wispy little belt made from that (ugly) logo material, or handbag etc... why didnt they just put it on the bottom of the shoes - cheating is cheating. Either you are following the clients goal or not, and what should have been done is a bit more concentration on how to re-think the logo as an element, then build the design from that. NOT applique a damn STAR or two.

"Graphic" and "Editorial" for full of herself, that is Mila's work so far. If you want to tell me a real woman wants to walk around while ohters are in demure, styled outfits, and she has this "look at MEEEEEEEEE" work on... then I wonder what reality it is other than DRAG.


Ugh. Mila's was tacky, tacky, tacky!!! To me, the worst part was the top... the star treatment thingy could have been interesting if used different. But it just screamed crafts fair to me.


Say what you will about Mila's dress, but her model looked HOT in it. At least I thought so.


Oh thank God I'm not the only one who thought the Mila dress was fug. It looks like she wrapped her model in a big shiny duvet cover. Mighta worked with sme ther colors, a more creative way of incorporating the stars but it just looks patchwork and vulgar. As for Anna's well, there's no better way to highlight one's flesh rolls than a razorback treatment. And what was up with that raggedy-ass hem?


To be honest, I actually liked the star dress. My only problem with it was how much it showed wrinkles and creases. Then again, I've been known to wear some pretty tacky things. I hated Anna's dress, though. I don't think I, personally, would have liked it even on a smaller size, though it would have looked much better.


I was really disappointed with everybody's output. Then again, they only had 12 hours - how can one perfectly execute a dress in that time? Not to mention, the time constraints are complained about in this episode and the next as well - some of these challenges absolutely call for more time! C'mon Bunim/Murray! Fix this!

It's been mentioned several times, but Mila's dress really looks like a Macy's bag from top to bottom. http://www.insidesocal.com/bargain/MacysBag.jpg


Mila's dress was tacky, costumey and unwearable. It was also the only dress that truly fulfilled the client's mandate. Taken on its own no one would ever buy or wear this but I thought it worked perfectly for a Campbell's Soup Challenge. I loved the graphic elements. And after Warhol made the soup cans famous why did no other designer think of emphasizing the graphics? I think the judges got it exactly right - she should have been in the top three but not the winner because Amy's was more marketable.

Anna's dress didn't look as bad as I remembered. Not a good design but it might have been passable on a younger, thinner model. Anna just doesn't have the skills or experience to really compete on this show but I like her esthetic. I'm curious to see what she might do a few years down the road. I have no such interest in seeing Jesus' hooker wear, now or ever again. He was definitely the correct auf.


Anna said I did stumble across these, though--
Jane Krakowski wearing Nicole Miller's soup dress to last year's event


Interesting. That dress has a star logo as well. I wonder if an image of that was in their look book.


I was wondering - do they pick the fabrics and THEN find out that they only have twelve hours? Because I was thinking that maybe they see the hard-to-work-with fabrics and think, "Oh man, I could make something awesome out of this!" and then find out they've only got twelve hours, and they're stuck.


I watched Kaynebow cut out a dress at 4 a.m. and have it ready for an early afternoon fashion show. If you know what you are doing and who you are as a designer you can turn out a great dress in 12 hours. If you are undirected with few skills you turn out ass.


I loved Mila's dress, and I think it was perfect for the challenge. Why?

Because the heart disease patients would be going to a particular gala to serve as living, vibrant examples of fabulous women who happen to have heart disease and who are sponsored by Campbell's soup. Mila's dress would have been perfect for that. You would have known instantly that Tren'ness was one of the special Campbell's heart disease women, but she would have looked formal enough to be at a gala.

A little costuminess (that should be a word) can be brilliant at times.

I loved, also, what the stars did for Tren'ness's body. I thought they were very becoming.

And as for those who think Mila was in the top 3 because there was a lot of ass out there: I think there were a number of other great dresses which could have been in the top 3. Tim Gunn singled out 2 or 3 others that he felt were amazing and overlooked by the judges.


i think Mila's would've worked in a more floaty chiffon (but then I guess it would've been too like Amy's) - but the stars could've worked in a more floaty fabric. Mila's probably got the technical skills to pull that off too.

jenn.x


Anne,
I'm prety sure they get the time restriction before they go shopping for fabric, and the time spent in the fabric store is included in the time they have for making the garment.

That Other Redhead,
Well it is possible to make a decent dress in 12 hrs, it is certainly not the standard practice. If Kayne began cutting the dress out at 4am, then he already had the design finalized and a trued pattern to work with. Kayne does have a very high level of skills, but he did produce a few colosal failures while on the show too.


I didn't understand how they could accuse Jesse's design of making the client look like a majorette, then praise this dress...


Jersey! I liked the idea of the star dress but kept yelling at Mila (she didn't hear me) to use jersey. That would have made it fluid, chic, graphic and a much better garment.


mila is a favorite of the producers / judges so she'll probably make it to the final 3/4

that dress was tacky-o...


Devon Thomas: "Has anyone else noticed that Anna keeps making the same dress over and over?"

Yes -- if you read other comments in various posts, you'll see it's been mentioned several times.


Julia: "I was going to say 'simply hideous' but in fact it was complexly and comprehensively hideous."

Ha! Now, that's some good writing. I think "complexly and comprehensively hideous" should have a life beyond this one post!


The first thing I though when I saw Anna's dress was that she had taken a normal woman and made her look like she has the dimensions and frame of 300lb plus Nebraska lineman Suh! While he is an awesome future pro player it is a look no woman will ever strive to emulate!!!


Princess Die

What of dirt has Mila got on Nina and Tim? That dress was 100% star spangled fug. Worse still: I wouldn't have said the client was a big girl, and yet she looked like a tank on parade up there.

Whereas Anna seems hellbent on making women look like they've abandoned all hope. At this stage of the game, I can't agree that she's demonstrated a level of taste any more wearable than Jesus', and she clearly lacks the skills to design so much as a slip dress. (Well, maybe if you gave her several months and several bolts of cloth to fuck up along the way.) I'm inclined to like designers who try to work outside of established norms -- oh Ping… -- but Anna's nowhere near ready for prime time. Nor has she the personality to make for fun t.v.


Anna's dress reminds me of some of the stuff I used to sew for myself in 7th grade before I realized what styles did and didn't flatter my body. I still maintain that she only knows how to design and sew for herself and what she has produced (portfolio and on PR) is so basic that I was bored with her before it started.


I don't think the giant star would have worked in either jersey or chiffon. Whether it was appliqued onto a red base or sewn as a pattern piece, with that and the gold border (appliqued?) around the star, I think it would've been awkwardly stiff/heavy and/or hung funny. And a skirt that hung in soft folds instead of being a stiff, smooth tube might've made the star look broken and ripply.


I agree with Anonymous
2/6/10 4:08 PM
about the star near the waistline but Mila should have left it at that. The other star was way too big and looked like a stress point when her model was walking.


After Anna (on this board) and Lilithcat mentioned Nicole Miller--I looked up her three designs for the 2009 Heart Association runway show. Anna's (PR) disaster looks an awful lot like a very poor derivative of Nicole's red and white entry (especially the bodice).


Mila's model looks like she's being attacked by a giant starfish and one of its offsprings.


I thought Mila's star dress was 1000 percent more interesting than the winning dress, and the customer loved it too. If the star had been a fleur-de-lis it might have even been relevant to the challenge (plus made Saints fans happy).

Given the photos Anna found showing Jane Krakowski and Toni Braxton wearing to this event in past years, I wish the designers had stepped it up and owned the logo. They all seemed to be trying to find a way around the challenge, rather than embracing the challenge.


Conspiracy post! The judges are favoring Mila because of the Gordana backlash. My guess, the rulers at Lifetime HQ said..."hmmm, Heidi? You can't be such a flaming Beee-otch to the demographic that watches our channel. Please make up for it in the next season by drooling over whatever ass then next season's 'mature woman contestant' sends down the runway." And they cc'd the duchess and la Nina on that directive.
Not that I dislike Mila. I just think she was number 2 last week, and should not have been put on the top three this week.


Guys, I just hung up the phone w/ Helen Keller...and she told me to tell you that, "Anna Marie's dress was FUG-LY!"

Mila's dress...whatever, it was fine but I think the Judges were basically happy that it was one of the more competent entries out of a LOT of disappointing garments on the runway.

ALSO, in the immortal words of Linda Loman, "Attention needs to be paid!" Mila's model OWNED that garment!


If you look closely when Mila is discussing her design with her client, you can see they were given a binder filled with various Campbell's brands & logos to choose from. They were also given the Campbell's fabric, but they didn't HAVE to use it - they could use any design or any part of a design from the brand book. It looked like there were about 50 brands/logos to choose from.


Mila's client was wearing a flag. And the judges loved it? I guess when you have nothing else to pick.


Awww, how cute is Anna!!! While tremendously flawed, this is the best of Anna's four dresses, there are some good ideas amongst the fug. Unlike previous efforts of hers, I see some design going on in here.

Mila did the same thing in this challenge that she did in the previous one, and that is create a look with some spectacular elements - the design itself and the fit of the bodice, but it also had quite a few missteps in the look as well - the restricted skirt and the amateur crafty / parade-ish accents. The model couldn't walk in it and while not nearly as bad, her walk reminded me of Vincent's model in the recycling challenge. She should have put a slit in the dress, and overlaid it so that when the model was in repose there was not a break in the star effect, but when she moved she was not restricted. I get that this is a good dress for another type of challenge and if this was simply make a dress inspired by Campbell Soup, I could get behind it with the aforementioned improvements, but not for this challenge. Satisfying your muse matters, but it is not the be all-end all, otherwise Jesus would still be in the competition.

I think Mila is Jesus with better taste, not good taste, just better taste. I can't help but wonder how the judges would have reacted if this same dress was sent out by Kayne, Anthony or Jesus.


I think the judges were seriously huffing something during this judging. Jonathan's dress was gorgeous.


TLo, I think you are so right on about Mila's design. But Anna's? I wear a size 0/2 and let me tell you there is no way I would wear anything remotely close to that nor do I think it would flatter my body the least little bit. Ick.


Am I the only one old enough to remember Stan Freberg's Great American Soups commercials? (Yeah, I know; that was Heinz, not Campbell's.) I just kept picturing Ann Miller wearing Mila's dress while posing on top of a giant soup can.

Of course, she couldn't have tap-danced in that skirt, but I still can't get the image out of my brain.


Aw cmon! Anna's girl looked like she was wearing her sports bra underneath her party dress. Which reminds me of the Bruce Willis flick where he was a river cop in Pittsburgh or somewhere and his love interest was SJP. Who was wearing a teensy dress at a party but when they hook up later and she is shown sans teensy dress, she has a huge sports bra on. Anyways, that movie was bad. And so was this dress.

I actually liked the Mila dress. I'm kind of scared I disagreed with you on both.


I like Mila's work, and I liked this dress, too, though it wasn't my favorite thing of hers. It was perfect for that model, especially. A big girl needs a big design.

My only critique of Mila's dress is the gold braiding around the edges of the stars. THAT does look a little craft-projecty. Also, I'm not quite sure that the big star on the bottom does much for the model's butt, but then again, I don't think the dress would work without it.

For my money, I think that Mila's going to win the season.


THE STARS are on Converse stuff at Target. So BFD, eh? Because that was a tank top in 2008. I bought it when it was on clearance.

Anna's would have been fine except the Y back was terrible.

Jr. Goddess


i liked Milas style until this dress came down the runway, its just bizarre that the judges put in the top. Jonathans and Bens were WAY better.
<3 Miss M


bitchybitchybitchy

Tim said in his v-blog that he could see it fitting right in at the Met's costume gala...

I love, adore and revere Tim Gunn, but I have to respectfully ask: What was our beloved Sir Tim smoking when he made this comment?

I thought this dress was ass. The construction isn't very good, and those stars are so big they are cartoonish.

I see TLo's point about Anna's dress, that in a smaller size it could have been flattering.


Mila's dress immediately made me think of Warhol's Campbell Soup painting - not a bad reference in a challenge with such an obvious gimmick to deliver on...





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