PR: Bryce & Danielle

Posted on August 01, 2011

Onward, darlings! There are just so many of these famewhores to run down in the beginning! We’re not even half way through the list yet!

Bryce seems capable and nice enough. He was the only one who admitted that the group underestimated Bert and that he had a new found respect for the Queen Mum once she turned out a fabulous dress. His portfolio indicates a modern, exuberant style with some Siriano touches.

And Heidi’s clearly a fan.

There’s a lot about hipster wear that we can accept and even like, but it’s really hard to get behind the return of string tank tops. Trust us, kids. The world saw way too much side moob in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

Poor guy didn’t have a lot to work with…

So he gets some major credit from us for turning out this look.

Don’t get us wrong; it’s not exactly head-turning from a design perspective.


And the execution’s only fair. That top shouldn’t have been too difficult to make but it’s awfully wrinkled and sloppy upon close inspection.


But there’s a real sense of style here and we like the way he put this look together. Not exactly up for the win, but he managed that thing that the judges like to see in unconventional materials challenges: he made something that looks like actual clothes instead of something that was pieced together from scraps.

He’s someone to watch.

Danielle is going to get on our nerves. Correction: she already did with that obnoxious “This isn’t good enough; I shouldn’t be in this position” comment made to everyone else who was celebrating that they made it through to the next challenge. You want to give yourself pep talks and “strive harder” speeches? Fine; you do that in your head. Don’t piss all over everyone else’s good mood.

Oh, right. Her portfolio. Well, it seems interesting and her whole “empowering fashion” shtick might get old, but it’s a pretty good shtick to have.

She had a decent amount of material to work with…

And she used it really well.

Y’know, there should be a rule in these challenges against using tops to make tops and pants to make pants. We like that she used her top and pants to make the top and then made the shorts out of the bedsheet material. A good and unexpected use of the materials at hand.

It’s also refreshing that she made something so sporty. Others did as well, but hers may be the best of the sporty casual looks on the runway. Love the shape of the shirt and the way she blocked the fabric and gave the garment some shape so it didn’t just hang off her.

And the shorts are damn impressive considering their beginning as cheap bed sheets. Again, she used the material well and gave the piece some shape and design interest. She’s definitely one to watch – and we suspect she’s going to say so every chance she gets.

More PR bitchery to come later today, darlings.

 

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    • Anonymous

      Is there no zipper on those shorts?  Did she sew the model into them?   I didn’t notice that on the runway.

      Bryce is one of my favorites.  I totally covet that feather cape from his interview!

      • Anonymous

        Could they have a left side zip?

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          It looks like there are buttons – or snaps maybe? – down the left side in that last photo.

          • Anonymous

            Thank you both!  

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1112331981 Donna Morgan

        If you look at the last photo it appears there are buttons running down the left side of the shorts. This was one of my favorite looks (and she would be one of my early favorites if not for her comments back stage, ugghh- perfectionists can be tough to be around!).

    • Anonymous

      Wow, you boys are up bright and early on a Monday morning!
      I loved the part where Heidi did a runway walk wearing the feather coat.  And Bryce was so cute and (appropriately) impressed that a SUPERMODEL was wearing his design.
      And, DAY-um, Heidi really can walk and sell something.  She looks exceptionally good this season.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1277204672 Barbara Harris Morgan

        Yes, but does anyone else think she is just a wee bit too gaunt? Maybe it from seeing her in baby-making mode so often in the past!

        • MilaXX

          I think that’s it’s since lost her baby making mode weight and is back in model form.

      • Anonymous

        I think that feather coat reminded Heidi of her big black bird Halloween costume from a few years ago.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      Is it just me or were there an inordinate amount of shorts/pants in this challenge? Even odder since they hadn’t even *met* their models yet. Seems like there have been entire series when a designer eschewed pants (Kenley?) or opted for granny pants.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, seemed like a lot of shorts.
         

        • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

          I just did a count. Out of 16 contestants, 7 made pants or shorts.

          • Anonymous

            wow. Unusual. Some people must have studied their PR 101 and think it would be smart to avoid gowns on the fisrt challenge. That, or they had very few option with the material they had (make a pretty outfit out of your nightwear. THAT’s a nice challenge. To bad nobody sleep in the nude, it would have been quite funny)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRM766RS56X25A5742XLACK2LM Sam

      What bugs me about Danielle is how during the little hour “meet and greet” before the show.
      She kept commenting that she was self taught. Then she was talking about how she learned from her Grandmother how to sew.
      That’s not self taught, that’s no formal training.
      Big difference.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5KDTLDJA7ZBCPDP6HV4FZMJDII Indigo

      Danielle looks so much like amy acker who played Fred Burkle on the show Angel. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        Because that and her style, I like her despite her personality. 

        • Anonymous

          I know *exactly* what you mean.  She’s kind of cool to look at and her clothes are interesting.  Maybe she just needs to not be heard.

      • Anonymous

        Yes! I’ve been trying to figure out who she reminded me of and it was driving me crazy (almost said nuts, but figured we’ve heard enough about those). Thank you for solving the mystery. 

    • Anonymous

      These make something out of something skimpy  challenges get a little stale. It becomes a big accomplishment to just make something that looks like clothes. But fashion, not really.

      • Anonymous

        I agree.  I know we are on season 9 and the producers are running out of ideas but I’d rather they bring back old challenges with new twists than a new challenge that seems too forced.

        • Anonymous

          After so many “make a pretty dress” challenges, I was thrilled to see an unconventional materials challenge. Someone could have made a ball skirt out of that sheet (and I’m kind of surprised no one did).

    • Anonymous

      And she dyed the bed sheet a decent color, instead of that godawful brownish-greyish-blackish mess that up with which so many designers ended.

      • Anonymous

        I love this comment simply because of the phrase “that up with which so many of the designers ended.”  That is all.

        • Anonymous

          i know it is not correct, but dang i much to often end sentences with a prepostion. kudos to lilithcat.

          • Anonymous

            Good news! There’s nothing incorrect about a preposition ending a sentence. In many cases, avoiding doing so (when not done as a bit of wit) actually has a better claim of being incorrect (or rather, nonstandard, and hypercorrection).

            But, I digress.

    • Aly Light

      I am in LOVE with Danielle, so much so that your annoyance with her is bouncing right off me! She’s so cute, she turns out awesome clothes, and she’s such a focused competitor that she doesn’t seem to notice when she’s talking out loud– I want to be her best friend!

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps you *are* her best friend? 

      • Anonymous

        You go right ahead.

    • Anonymous

      I watched it twice now (once live and once with DH) and I don’t remember anyone past Bert, Miss Trinidad (sorry names are hard at this point) and Raphael.

      Thank you, TLo, for bring the rest of the battalion to our attention.  I enjoy seeing them up close. The safe ones were not bad!

    • http://thememorexe.com memorexe

      Bryce reminds me of Pixar. Liked his ensemble much better than Anya’s.

      • MilaXX

        Was he the one who wanted to make ugly pretty dresses?

    • Wendy Wetzel

      I fully expect Danielle to show up in a cult prairie dress one of these episodes…..  she gets my vote as the most irritating of the group.

      • Anonymous

        Shes got a Presbyterian don’t-smile-at-married-men vibe going on for sure

      • MilaXX

        honestly I didn’t like her from her audition. Her clothes looked like Target clothes to me.

    • Anonymous

      didnt get an ‘annoying-vibe’ off danielle, but admittedly, with so many contestants, i might have just missed it. anyway, her design is fierce and should have been in the top.

      bryce is likable but his design is just ok.

    • Anonymous

      I have absolutely no recollection of Bryce’s look.

      And while on one hand, I overall like Danielle’s look there’s another part of me that is oddly freaked out by the fact the there’s no zipper in the front of the shorts…something about them keeps making me think of that part in the Twilight Zone movie where the girl has a face but no mouth. It just looks wrong to me. And is certainly not very empowering!

      • Anonymous

        In the 50’s and 60’s lots of womens slacks and shorts had either center back or left side zippers. It can be a very flattering to have a very smooth pant front uninterepted by the bulge of a zippper or placket. But it takes some getting use to for the 21st century eye.

        • Anonymous

          To me it mostly is weird because it eyes as a sporty pair of shorts reminiscent of denim-shorts. And with those type of shorts (and all jeans for that matter) you expect stitching details, at least from the zipper. 
          I don’t think a side-zipper works for these shorts, but it’s quicker and makes the pants easier to adjust after the fittings so hey who could blame her

        • Anonymous

          Oh I know, and even now I see them from time to time.  I even have a pair a capris in occasional circulation that have a side zip.  It’s just those shorts in particular that just look off to me…dunno what it is, maybe the combo of the high waist and cuffs…

        • Anonymous

          I remember in 1970 wearing a pair of pants with a side zipper and having a bitter, angry fight with the guy I was dating at the time, when, in the middle of it all – the zipper broke.  I managed to make my exit with most of my dignity intact, clutching at my side.  Probably would not have been possible with a front zipper.  If you are planning to fight with your significant other, a side zipper is a must.

        • Anonymous

          A side zipper might be flattering on some people, but it sure has been on me – nevah! That said, I think her shorts look really good, and much better than any of the pants we’ve looked at so far. 

          • MilaXX

            I’ll take a side zipper over the center back any day of the week. Had a wardrobe malfunction in a pair of those that scarred me for life.

      • Anonymous

        Why in the world does a woman need a zipper in the front to be “empowered”?

        • Lies L.

          I have to admit… my thoughts exactly. It looks a bit unusual, but seems to have little to do with how empowering (or not) these shorts are. :)

          • Anonymous

            A side zipper is more comfortable than a front or back zipper.

            • Anonymous

              And I find side and back zippers much more uncomfortable than a front zipper.  Vive la difference!

      • Anonymous

        I think the fact that she used a sash instead of a belt with a buckle contributes to making the shorts look like she’s wearing them backwards.Overall,I think the shorts are pretty cute. I remember wearing some sort of pants or capris with a hidden closure in the left side pocket! Really confusing after a late night.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I wasn’t part of the TLo minionry back in the days of ‘ALP’ or Kenley but, I have to admit, you would have found me one of the lonely voices defending them.  

      I stuck up for Kenley right up to the point where she dissed Tim to his face and then I’d had it with her too… With Jeffrey – I actually liked everyone in the final four for that season.  Mychael was my favourite until I saw his collection, loved Laura, loved Uli, happy for Jeffrey to win because I thought the collection rocked.

      I like Danielle’s portfolio and I like what she produced for the runway with this challenge.  She may not be my favourite so far – personality wise – and she may be tone deaf regarding her pep talks but she was actually right; she should have been top three, she was streets ahead of Anthony and his merkin skirt or ‘merkt’ !

      • Anonymous

         Danielle in the top 3 – no.  Did you not like Viktor’s White and Black dress?  I thought that was a contender for the win

        • Anonymous

          Yes. Vicktor’s should have been over Anthony’s, definitely! My personal favorite was Fallene’s–maybe without the vomiting clown, though.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Hey ASK26, sorry, I couldn’t get back here to respond until now.  

          I did like Viktor’s but it seemed to rely heavily on the plain white bed sheet, not too much of a transformation there.

      • Anonymous

         Danielle in the top 3 – no.  Did you not like Viktor’s White and Black dress?  I thought that was a contender for the win

    • Anonymous

      Bryce’s outfit irritated me. Why is it so rumpled looking?  He needs to learn how to iron or steam.
      Danielle’s outfit, OTH, has something.  The top is cute, but I really want a closer look at those shorts.  Is that a pleating detail at the hip?  I’m so impressed at the fit of the shorts, esp since she hadn’t even met her model.  Maybe she lucked out and her measurement card was accurate, or maybe she’s just better at design and construction — regardless, those are some of the best-looking shorts we’ve ever seen on PR.  Too bad she didn’t get recognized for them.  Danielle’s shorts vs Anya’s pants are the definition of professional vs amateur.

    • scottyf

      I’m a guy, so I’m not sure if I have the right to this opinion. But I will say that in my life the most empowered women I know very rarely–if ever–needed to tell anyone that they were empowered. The just did powerful shit. So I have to say I’m a little wary of someone who needs to bring it up often.

      But Danielle’s shorts from sheets were fabulous.

      • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

        I couldn’t have said your opinion better myself.  And I’m not a guy.  And I really love reading your comments!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179147626 Jeanne Mulcahey Bryant

        Exactly, if you have to keep pointing something out to everyone, then it’s probably not organically there.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. Just like how the people who talk about all the sex they are getting are really the ones not getting any.

      • Toni Mitt

        Agreed.  Much like saying you are “classy” or “chic”.  The very act of stating those things renders them moot. 

      • Anonymous

        I just love you, Scotty.

      • Anonymous

        Indeed, scotty. Whether it’s about being, chic, cool, empowered ([insert your favorite adjective here], if you have to say it, it’s not who you are.

        I’m not entirely sure what her point is with her “empowering clothes” schtick. Maybe I just never thought of shorts as empowering, and I find shorts almost as anxiety-inducing as bathing suits. I’m just not a fan. That top, on the other hand, is pretty awesome.

        I kind of like Danielle so far. I can give her some times to put her words into action.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          I’m with you — shorts strike WAY more fear into me than swimsuits.  For one thing, 90% of women (AT LEAST) don’t look their best in a swimsuit. 

    • Anonymous

      Next to Bert’s winning dress, Bryce’s look was my favorite. In fact, they were actually running neck and neck. The fabric and dyeing of Bryce’s shirt looks pretty grim in stills, but I imagined it was executed in a lovely silk. Love it. And would totally wear it.

    • Anonymous

      Early Monday Morning!  No rest for the wicked, hmm?  These two outfits look better in the screencaps than on the show.  Yes these early shows are very long.  Moe work for TLo!  The bitter kittens appreciate it.  Say, is there a bitter kitten T shirt I can order?

    • Anonymous

      Early Monday Morning!  No rest for the wicked, hmm?  These two outfits look better in the screencaps than on the show.  Yes these early shows are very long.  Moe work for TLo!  The bitter kittens appreciate it.  Say, is there a bitter kitten T shirt I can order?

    • Anonymous

      Early Monday Morning!  No rest for the wicked, hmm?  These two outfits look better in the screencaps than on the show.  Yes these early shows are very long.  Moe work for TLo!  The bitter kittens appreciate it.  Say, is there a bitter kitten T shirt I can order?

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        Yeah, really. Open a TLo shop.

    • Anonymous

      “Tlo said: Trust us, kids. The world saw way too much side moob in the late ’80s and early ’90s.”

      Not to mention that guys (who usually do not appreciate that gravity affects them the same way it does women) who wore them in the ’80s & ’90s, some who never stopped wearing them, are going to be wearing them again. Twenty five years later. 

      I shudder to think of it.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Stop by my local WM and you can look at all the side moob and side belly you could ever hope to see! I still don’t see how a “shirt” of this type qualifies as a SHIRT for the “no shirt, no shoes, no service” rule

      • Anonymous

        There is an old adage: If you are old enough to remember the first time it was around when a trend comes back, you shouldn’t be wearing it.

      • Toni Mitt

        Although–I don’t see anything wrong with wearing these horrible tanks to bed.  They are probably cool and comfy, no?  I mean, don’t most of us wear stuff to bed that we’d never wear out in public (though I admit I see many that do–put on real pants, people!)

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          Yeah, I’m with you on that!  I wear all kinds of things to bed I wouldn’t wear out — comfy jersey dresses that are too big since I lost weight are a frequent sleep staple for me:)

    • Anonymous

      I’m just wondering if Danielle will stick with this empowering women shtick, which seems kind of odd to me. 

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Funny. I just called it a “shtick” too.

    • Anonymous

      ugh danielle had a crappy, hot shit attitude and i really think that outfit is ugly.  fin. 

    • Anonymous

      I liked Bryce’s outfit. (But the hem on the sleeves looks like he used the existing sheet hem.

      Danielle’s is awful  – and the styling, makes that model look unattractive

    • Anonymous

      As a fellow middle aged gay man I was mighty impressed that Bryce had the awareness to own that he pre-judged Bert solely on his age. Bravo. he got major points from me for that.  Design wise I thought his effort was quite good. It looked wearable, sexy and urban.  And also his styling was spot on.

      Danielle’s outfit was fine as well, well constructed. Dayam she made poly cotton sheeting shorts that didn’t look like crap!  And dig that back pocket detail! I loved em.  As for her screen persona, well, the jury is still out for me.  I found her middling annoying to listen to, but that may pass.

    • http://profiles.google.com/drunkenhousewife Drunken Housewife

      When I saw the show, Danielle’s shorts just made me wince.  I hated them so much that I had a visceral reaction to them.  Seeing them here shows me what I missed:  that they really are impeccably tailored.  I think my reaction was based on hatinghatinghating the color combo of the light blue with the gooseturd brown and black of the shirt, plus the aggressively high waist paired with the smooth, zipless front.  That’s a lot of light blue, and I just hate the color combo with the gooseturd.

      Having said that, I love the shirt.  For me if it had been paired with something else… or if the shorts had just been another color… it would have been a fabulous outfit.

      On another note, why did Danielle sleep in the same outfit she wore to show her collection??  Did she, like a toddler,  just run around all day until she passed out of fatigue where she was in her clothes?  Or is there some neurosis at play?

      • sonictofu

        I’m definitely featuring “gooseturd brown” in my hipster nail polish line…

        • Anonymous

          still laughing

        • Anonymous

          It’s a real color, a dirty looking yellow-green. The French call it caca d’oie.

          • http://profiles.google.com/drunkenhousewife Drunken Housewife

            Ha, I didn’t even know that, “caca d’oie.”  I used the phrase  because I used to do wildlife rehabilitation, working with aquatic birds, and hence I am highly familiar with goose turds, among other disgusting substances I used to clean off my clothes and shoes after a rewarding day’s work.

      • Anonymous

        I’m wondering if she was going for a much darker blue but the dye didn’t hold/washed out in the rinse.

    • http://profiles.google.com/drunkenhousewife Drunken Housewife

      p.s.  Sideclosures on pants do not empower women.  They make you worry that you’re going to pee yourself before you can extricate yerself from those damn fussy pants.  

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        But they are so much more flattering!

        • Anonymous

          Not always.  I find if there’s a little tummy pouch, the side zip is not your friend. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        Ha!  That’s how I feel about rompers!

    • Anonymous

      As personally annoying as Danielle is, I do think her outfit was much better than Anya’s.

    • Anonymous

      I think Danielle did a good job.  I would wear that top–I like the color blocking. And while I wasn’t crazy about the color of the shorts, the tailoring is awfully good.  So props to her.  And I’m with kat 89: Her effort was much better than Sex Tape Beauty Queen’s.

      Don’t know about Bryce. This effort was OK–I think it ended up right where it belonged: in the middle. But it does bother me that the hems on the sleeves are the bedsheet hems. At least that’s how it appears. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        I like that, actually — it shows a good use of time.  Why bother pulling out the hem just to put in a new one when you’re under time constraints?

    • Anonymous

      I thought that too, about her, “It’s not good enough” comment. Seeing her outfit again, I kind of get it. She did a really nice job with this and it was both sporty and interesting, which don’t always go together. Still, keep it to yourself.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2FXYZIJCBOTXXYBFGMESVTCVWM bradybutkus

      I would have put Danielle and Bryce ahead of the one nut guy and Miss T&T.  I like both the top and shorts on Danielle’s and Bryce was interesting if rumpled.  I totally want his feathered cape!

    • PostsYouCanDanceTo

      Bryce’s look needed a lower waist — the sleeves extend past the skirt hem. And since he (at least seems to have) made the blouse from the bed sheet, he should, I think, have had enough material that the could still have tucked in the blouse if he pulled down the skirt, giving his model a longer torso and better proportions.

      Danielle’s look was a surprisingly graphic and urban departure from the soft, delicate clothes she showed, but that “not good enough” comment really undid her appeal for this week. Already I’m thinking she’s the best of Leanne and the worst of Kenley.

      • Anonymous

        I agree about the skirt. I love a high-waisted skirt, but Bryce’s skirt made the model look thick in the middle. He could have made it just a tad lower. A slightly longer skirt would have helped too.

        I’m not usually a fan of a dropped shoulder (every time I see Donna Karan, I wish I could tell her to straighten her clothes), but I like the top. The dropped shoulder gives the outfit a casual look. Maybe too casual, though. An iron would have helped.

    • narita_rayna

      danielle was definitely in my personal top 3 this week.  she is showing a hell of a lot of promise with the choices she made in this challenge.  plus that outfit was way cute.  there was a lot going on, lots of details & careful finishings. im impressed.  i think its a hell of a lot better than bryce’s outfit.  

      his is alright, but, like you said, sloppy.  also, it looks like the styling & the model are doing most of the work.  pull back the hair & remove that necklace & it just looks like a wrinkly wad of fabric.  i think bryce is just there to be ‘the hipster’. i’m not expecting a hell of a lot out of him.that said, as much as im looking forward to seeing more of danielle’s designs, i have a feeling that she’s going to be a cross between jillian & gretchen, only more neurotic & arrogant, like emilio.  i just hope she doesnt become insufferable.

    • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

      From a construction standpoint, the welt pockets on the back of Danielle’s shorts are impressive, because like bound buttonholes, they’re fiddly and not the easiest thing to get to look right.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Looking at these pictures, she had a point. But wow, she’s still rude & filterless. She’s shaping up to be the diva that I thought David would be.
      Also, I love that she did her model up just like herself. It was the first thing I thought when she stepped onto the catwalk. AND then, Laura wanted to steal her. Delicious!

    • Anonymous

      Yes on the runway this outfit didn’t quite do it for me but on inspection from stills it is a good piece of craftmanship. Her outfit like Bert’s shows the value of this kind challenge. The people who actually transform their pieces will gain favor and attention. if any of the people had seen or recalled what Chloe did way back in S2 from just a jacket and a mini dress for 6ft tall Grace, they would have realized what it takes to win.

      on a side note I am really surprised by how many pants and shorts there were. pants need tailoring and this was 1 day challenge with models they had yet to even meet? dumb dumb dumb.

    • Anonymous

      I live in MSP so rooting for Danielle. But UG she’s making it hard. I agree – keep the Pep talks in your head. Mommy isn’t here to tell you “Good Job” after every challenge.
      I’m not getting her look…cute pieces, but they don’t look like they go together. That shirt – says Fall/Winter and shorts are Summery.

      • beckywelander

        I also live in MSP, and I feel the same way. I want to root for her, but she really annoyed me. I liked her outfit though.

    • Anonymous

      When you’ve seen how often shorts have ended up looking hideous or crazy on this show … granny panties, ass cheeks hanging out, wacky crotch issues … Danielle’s were super-impressive. The proportions are flattering and the fit is perfect. I noticed it the moment the model stepped out on the runway. And her whole “Amelia Earhart” personal style and design aesthetic is pretty on-trend, I think.

      As for Bryce. Don’t crucify the guy for wearing that tank top. After all, it was his pajamas. He didn’t buy it to strut around in. I have tanks and shirts for sleeping that I would never let anyone see me in! Big and loose is comfortable. I seriously hope that they ran all of their pajamas through a washing machine at Parson’s before having the models wear them. On the one hand, the contestants had only been in them (and asleep) a few hours. On the other, most had probably not had a shower since the start of a very long day that included a plane ride. No matter how good your hygiene, that’s just kind of gross.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        The original “Clothes off your back” challenge… I seem to recall everyone tossing their outfit into a big laundry bag. I assume it all got laundered. They probably did something like that here, but didn’t show it. But that is pretty funny about the not showering bit. :) Especially with Danielle, who (as was pointed out) wore her clothes all day and then to bed.

    • Anonymous

      I sure didn’t remember either of these looks from the runway.  Bryce’s is a wrinkled, sloppy mess that manages to look chic simply because of the styling and the model, as someone noted earlier.  Not impressed.  I found his portfolio boring as well.  Just because the chubby is black instead of yellow doesn’t keep it from looking like Big Bird.

      Danielle is shaping  up to be this year’s version of the talented designer you love to hate.  Her look was miles ahead of Uniball’s and sex tape girl’s, so she had a point, I suppose, in cmplaining about not being in the top three.  But keep it to yourself, honey, if you don’t want everyone to turn on you.  Still, she did some pretty impressive work.  And love, love, love the ginger model!

    • Anonymous

      I’m most disturbed by the fact that Danielle apparently slept in the same outfit she wore when showing her rack of clothes to the judges.

      • Anonymous

        I noticed it as well! I was also kind of grossed out.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t think it’s the same top..  The ‘sleep shirt’ neckline is quite a bit lower and the ‘show your line’ top has some sort of detailing at the side seam the sleep shirt lacks, as far as I can tell.  My two cents.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      I really appreciate Bryce’s honesty. Sometimes it’s good to have a talkative “nice guy” type on a reality show among all the drama llamas. Reminds me of AJ last season during the giant team challenge, and he didn’t dump on Michael C like the rest of the team during judging.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      I don’t remember anything about bryce from the casting special. I like the belt on danielle’s outfit, but I wonder if she got that from the accessory wall.

    • Anonymous

      Danielle’s should have been in the top 3.  But I can’t wait till she grows up and realizes her contorted, convoluted reading of junior year women’s studies philosophy is full of holes.

    • Tim Wong

      I love danielle’s outfit… the top.. is very very now…. and the proportions of the shorts are PERFECT (unlike anya’s)…. but am i the only one that really wish she did it in an earth tone- like a Khaki or cream instead of that sky blue… feel very unsophisticated… but everything else is very effortless… and MANY GIRLS would die to have that top

      • Anonymous

        With all respect to your opinion, I LOVE the color pairing because it’s fresh and unexpected.  Hate to use cliches but this sporty little outfit is fashion forward. And Danielle’s model (for now) is spectacular!

    • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

      I like Bryce’s outfit, but that was not the fabric to use for that top.

      I want Danielle’s outfit, on me, NOW.

    • Anonymous

      i was surprised danielle wasn’t in the top 3 honestly.  considering her execution/fit/style, etc.  i thought danielle’s was light years beyond whatsherface that can’t sew, even when graded on a curve.

      • margaret meyers

        Absolutely.  That outfit made from pajamas and a sheet on the fly did not look like it was made from pajamas and a sheet on the fly.  It was attractive, well made… and it fit.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know that I’m going to appreciate Danielle’s aesthetic, but she proved right out of the gate that she’s got the construction/sewing chops to make real clothes in the face of a short deadline and less than ideal materials. Unless she messes up conspicuously I will be upset if she gets sent home before the midpoint for something the judges complain is ‘safe’ or ‘boring’ whilst they retain Those Who Can Neither Fit nor Sew & who continually send out messes with “something there.”

      Bryce’s clothes are fun and his garment for this challenge showed the promise of interesting entries ahead.

    • Anonymous

      Hmmm. Bryce. So that’s what happened to the kid in “A Christmas Story.”

    • MilaXX

      Bryce reminds me of that designer who wanted to make ugly pretty dresses. Hos okay was okay but he did a decent job of styling the model. I think his was one of the few in pantyhose. Since the judges have jumped on the styling bandwagon I’m sure that helped his scores a bit.

      I think Danielle is going to be more annoying than Gretchen. I’ll admit her outfit is nicely done, but she seems to favor that muted with hint of color palette that boards me to tears.

      • Anonymous

        It’s not possible to be more annoying than Gretchen.   Plus, Danielle doesn’t talk as much.  That’s several points in her favor. 

    • Anonymous

      Bryce’s effort was okay. From far away, they looked like nice clothes (albeit something you could buy anywhere), but close up, that shirt looks more and more like a sheet wrapped around a girl. Too wrinkly and too blousy.

      Danielle’s look, however, was awesome. Definitely should have been a contender for the win. The only problem with it is that it looks like an awesome transition in the middle of a collection, not a signature look in and of itself.

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      I think I liked Danielle’s PJs better. I think I’d dig the shorts more if she’d used a different belt. It looked weird not having a buckle or fly up front with the belt loops.
      Kinda liked Bryce’s choir robe Flashdance top.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, thanks for nailing what I couldn’t figure out was strange about the shorts!   
        I was impressed that she had belt loops, and now that you say it, it was having them that made the “lady” front look odd.  

      • Toni Mitt

        Thank you!!  All the pants I’ve ever had with side zips did not have wasitbands or belt loops.  They all had a clean, no-band waist.   *That’s* what’s making them look so odd.  They were very well constructed, though.  But still odd. 

    • Anonymous

      She came across as bitchy, but the sentiment is understandable. On closer inspection, this is a lot better than the tank top/skirt with landing strip entry. The pocket detail is a nice touch.

      I thought Bryce’s entry was a little sad.

    • Anonymous

      I liked both of these, and frankly, I’m dying to have a shirt with sleeves like Bryce made.

    • Anonymous

      Actually I’m fairly happy that Danielle was edited to include her “being safe isn’t enough mark.” Also from MSP here so it’ll take a lot to rattle my support for Danielle. Her work is excellent as the stills here note. But my fear for her is that she’s pretty quiet and if you notice, most of the time she’s not even in the frame. The producers are favoring others with more overt personality. So giving her a bit of reality TV boost – and look at the reaction it’s gotten her here – isn’t a bad thing. It’s just what direction they continue to go. Godforbid she end up as the ‘winner who’s a loser’ like Gretchen.

    • Anonymous

      There is to many designers, I will have to watch the episode once again to remember them.
      Anyway, his : sleeves to long, skirt to short (stop aiming to please Heidi, sweetie) but a killer look. Except : why such a depressing color (say the girl who almost always wears black and grey).
      hers : nice, if a little juvenile. A good point for her : no ass-zipper. Also, bad behavior. People are going to hate this one.

      • margaret meyers

        I went on Lifetime’s website and cut and pasted everyone’s name and photo into a word doc — there’s a page there with a thumbnail of everybody.  Now I can move them to the Auf’ed column when their time comes. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/ehormell Eric Hormell

      I’m just sick of hearing about the exciting new idea of menswear looks for women. I didn’t mind her saying that sliding through in the middle isn’t good enough. She’s right about that.

    • Anonymous

      I like Bryce, I am not sure about his aesthetic (I mean, Lady Gaga as his icon, a one-legged jean, etc. etc. etc.), but he seems like a sweet person. What he made was good, not great, definitely belonging in the middle, but the challenge hardly lends itself to his theoretical forte. I am definitely curious to see what else he will produce.

      I liked Danielle from the start, and I still do really. Her whole empowerment through fashion idea is interesting, it’s certainly preferable as a design idea to “I make pretty clothes”, but it seems a little naïve – the word that comes to my mind is empowerfulment (that’s a technical term). What she made in the challenge was actually really good and probably should have been in the top three. As for her saying that, it was weird and a bit obnoxious, though it doesn’t really bother me: it was cocky, but she wasn’t being delusional. As long as they’re right, I’m okay with with them being arrogant. I’m just confused as to why it sounded like bad acting.

      Oh, and I don’t think she slept in what she wore to the casting panel. To me, the neckline looks wider and deeper, the hemline looks different, and it appears to be missing a seaming detail on the side. It’s just a similar top in the same shade of brown.

    • Anonymous

      Danielle’s shorts are probably the best-made pair of pants in the episode, even if I’m not in love with her overall look.

    • margaret meyers

      Bryce had the right idea of how to use the bed sheet — that’s classic crisp shirt material.  More people should have committed to making their model a crisp, outlandish shirt. 

      Danielle made a great outfit.  Girl knows how to sew.  And I couldn’t believe that no one painted their white sheet with those dyes.  Someone could have made a fun, painted sun dress from those sheets.

    • Anonymous

      Danielle’s outfit looks better in close-up than it did on the runway because you can see the that the fit and construction are well done.  But the overall look is not top 3.

    • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

      Here’s the deal: glamorous Miss Trinidad sails in and claims she learned to sew in only 4 months, bats her eyes, and they praise her crappy pants with the poochy front. Danielle whips out a pair of beautifully tailored shorts with cuffs, kick-ass welt pockets, belt-loops, nice color AND makes a charming top with a great topline that contrasts with the tailored shorts, but she’s a mousy midwesterner who doesn’t know how to sell herself like a fashion contestant. So they gave her the “frustrated perfectionist” edit. Grrr!

    • spooki C

      Ok… those bedsheets are made of the WORST material ever. I can’t with this crap!

    • Anonymous

      Bryce’s top would have been perfect IMO if he’d made it assymetrical, i.e. cut off the left sleeve, leaving just a 3-inch or so strap. I like what he did, though, and want to see more.

      Danielle is one to watch, too, but that A-student, good-girl perfectionism has got to go. (I should know. I used to be the same way.)

    • Anonymous

      I was bitching that all of the Crotches were Insane, but this one actually isn’t! Which PAINS me to admit, because I want to slap Danielle across the face. What is it with the plain-Jane-on-purpose young women who turn up on this show and their inflated sense of self-importance? Seems like there’s one every season or so, and it also seems like they keep coming from that bastion of politeness, the Midwest. I don’t get it.

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        OMG, I got the total gretchen vibe from this chicky!  LOVE: Plain Jane on purpose!  And yes, why from the midwest and snarky????

    • Anonymous

      I like Bryce, liked him from the first announcement. Hate Danielle, especially after her little hissy fit. Too bad her shirt is awesome.

    • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

      If you’ll notice, the belt is an exact color match to the top.  Ergo, it’s a leftover strip of fabric, probably narrow-hemmed.  If you look closely, there’s also a seam at the back, so it was stitched on the model after she put the shorts on.  Probably, there was a lack of DIY belt buckles in the notions collection.

    • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

      Rushing so I didn’t get through every comment – they are all dead on but so far I haven’t read any concern about the COLOR of Danielle’s shorts.  Tie dyed by accident, I guess?  Please tell me they are not supposed to look like light denim?  Please?

    • vmcdanie

      I was fine with Danielle until the “I shouldn’t BE here” bit. I did like the outfit. Bryce did well I guess considering what he’s got to work with but as of week too he’s already up my ass with the whining. Interesting you paired them together.