PR: Last But Not Least

Posted on August 10, 2011

Darlings, we can practically guarantee that you don’t even remember the following two looks (unless you’re related to the designers). One of these seasons, we’re just gonna throw up a bunch of forgotten dresses from prior seasons just to see if anyone will notice.

Anyway, here are the final two looks from the previous episode. It’s a shame we waited so long to show these two, because they’re among the better (or at least, more interesting) entries, but man, we really have no recollection of them at all.

Danielle

Apparently, she used rope dog toys and more of those infamous pee pads to put this look together.

It’s not bad at all, actually. The colors are drab and the skirt’s pretty basic, but we’re pretty impressed with that mesh top. That could not have been easy to put together.

You’d think that some of these designers would have noticed how many of them were doing that exact belt trick with the leashes, but presumably none of them cared enough to change it up.

Still, we’d call this a “high middle” entry. Not quite good enough for top 3, but nowhere near bottom 3.

 

Kimberly

We vaguely remember this one.

We seem to recall yelling something about exploded tits.

Apparently, this is aquarium tubing that she braided. That’s a great idea and a great starting point for a look.

But this was so not the way to go. That top is insanely thick and armor-like. And while we appreciate the attempt to do something different, the whole left side of this thing looks like she was in some sort of horrible accident.

The dress was apparently made out of a dog pillow and kudos to her for that, because it sure doesn’t look like one.

Unfortunately it just looks like a basic tight little black dress.

All of the interest and all of the design was poured into that bodice. A decent attempt at doing something interesting, but ultimately a failure because it looked so heavy and strange.

Another week down, bitches! Fifteen dogbed dresses ASSESSED! See you in the T LOunge tomorrow night!

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    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JU5EZKEIWZQRYMJELJHNTPPWA4 Jennifer Tenlen

      When Danielle’s model walked down the runway, I remember thinking that her hair was in the way – I never really saw the mesh detailing until the photos were posted here.

      • Mary Saucier

        I agree.  A loose ponytail or braid would have been the way to go.

        • Susan Crawford

          Mary (and Jennifer) – absolutely right! I think a sort of slightly “messy” fishtail braid would have shown off the work in the top, and fit right in with the sort of aquatic/net reference.

          • Anonymous

            The model’s hair is so pretty, though. I don’t  mind it hanging down. However, I do like the idea of a messy fishtail braid too. That would have been cool.

            • Anonymous

              Yeah she totally was hiding her dress with all that cascading hair—It’s a fun look, though, I would’ve liked to see how it stood without the hair in the way

      • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

        I totally agree! I loved the mesh top, but so much of the detailing was lost because the hair blocked it :-/

    • Anonymous

      I do remember Danielle’s, but not Kimberly’s.  Even seeing it, I barely recall it.  I did the like the dye pattern on Danielle’s skirt, kind of a snake print.  But the colors are sad.

    • Anonymous

      Danielle’s skirt looks almost like a snakeskin print, and the mesh top is quite nice, but I think the two pieces are fighting for attention.  There is almost no focal point in this look. 

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

        I agree. There is no cohesion. It is two random pieces put together. I liked the top but overall it was uuuugly.

      • Rand Ortega

        Exactly!

    • http://twitter.com/annmartina Ann Harste

      Kimberly’s reminded me of Jillian’s Twizzler dress, except only 1/4 finished

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

        OMG – I thought the same exact thing!  I remember holding my breath hoping those twizzlers did not fall off!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMIFZ6A7BHP66M546AO77BWVQ4 Bonnie

        It does bring Jillian’s Twizzler dress to mind. If my memory serves me correctly, Jillian’s look was much more polished than Kimberly’s, but I give Kimberly props for using the aquarium tubing.
        bitchybitchybitchy

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMIFZ6A7BHP66M546AO77BWVQ4 Bonnie

        It does bring Jillian’s Twizzler dress to mind. If my memory serves me correctly, Jillian’s look was much more polished than Kimberly’s, but I give Kimberly props for using the aquarium tubing.
        bitchybitchybitchy

    • Anonymous

      Danielle’s bothered me — only because it seemed at first glance on the runway so much like her entry from last week (the same color family top, with high-waisted shorts in the same color as this week’s skirt). I realize now the work on both the top and bottom are different — but the overall look is still far from my favorite. She clearly favors the first impression it gives, though.

      • britta chan

        I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that.  Of course my roommates couldn’t remember what her last week’s look looked like, so two fairly forgettable entries that look similar? It will be interesting to see if she does the something similar next week.

    • MilaXX

      I kinda liked Danielle’s, and I thought Kimberly’s was a lot more interesting than what I’m seeing now.

    • Anonymous

      I absolutely did not remember Kimberly’s exploding blue tit tub dress.  Or Kimberly for that matter.  Which one is she?  I do remember Danielles dress, I actually like it a lot.  The open weave top was great and looks well constructed, see how she finished the sleeves?  The colors are what killed this out of the top 3 but I think it had to have been a close call.

    • Joe J

      Kimberly’s looks like it got caught on a REALLY big nail just before walking the runway.  And that would be my fear for anyone wearing either of these outfits, although I quite like Danielle’s.  It makes me think of is Maya’s fantastic coat from the hardware challenge on her season.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVAJNOUIUXRFJA627JMU2YLWSY ana

        Exactly my thoughts when i saw it going down the runway. I wonder if Nina found it too “reminescent” aswell….

    • Joanna Cornish

      It’s not nearly as thick and awkward as the winning entry.  I like the black and blue together, the tubing detail is interesting.  But the exploding boob is unfortunate.

      • Toni Mitt

        Just what I thought.  Not any heavier than the sherpa shirt….

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

        You’re absolutely right about the winning entry being “thick and awkward.” What is up with that? Isn’t being flattering to the female form part of the requirement?

    • Rand Ortega

      I think if Kimberly had made her skirt long, the look would have been more balanced, elegant. The mini trivialized the look. Regular Club wear.

    • Anonymous

      In only remember Danielle’s because it looked like she was trying to cover it up with the models hair. I was waiting for judges to rage about the styling…

    • Anonymous

      The front looks like it’s unraveling… Any chance of adding a picture of the designer, along with their design..because in these early days, I have no idea who is who or what is what???

      • Anonymous

        I’m glad it’s not just me!  I’m posting about Danielle’s design, and I suddenly realize I need to ask: Which one is Danielle???  i have no idea.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I really liked Danielle’s, although I do agree about the color choices.

    • Anonymous

      I actually remember both these looks because I liked the ideas. I really liked Danielle’s woven top, although I think that she should have put her model’s hair up so we could, you know, actually SEE the top. I liked the color, too, but then, I like muted tones. My husband is always after me to wear brighter colors.

      I thought Kimberley had a good idea behind her top as well, although it seems that a cat got loose in the workroom and pulled the top apart two seconds before Tim came to collect them for the runway show. I don’t think the unraveled look works here. But she clearly had an idea to communicate.

      As for both skirts: meh. 

      • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

        That’s exactly what I thought about Danielle’s model.  Why the heck isn’t her hair up?  All I see is hair!!!

    • Anonymous

      I actually thought both of these were interesting and  would have put them at least in the top half.

    • Susan Crawford

      I actually do remember thinking that Danielle’s woven top was pretty amazing. The pee-pee pad skirt, not so much because of the color, but overall, this was one of the looks I thought really reflected the idea of unconventional materials pretty well.

      Kimberley’s braided aquarium tubing was a neat idea in theory, but the end result was a total fail. If you’re gonna try to make some sort of armorial bustier, then for heaven’s sake, girl, finish it! That unraveled, fraying stuff just looks like the model’s boob is trying desperately to escape from captivity.

    • Anonymous

      Danielle has the prettiest model.

      • Anonymous

        She is gorgeous, isn’t she!  Didn’t Laura make a comment about “stealing” her?  When are we going to see them pick models?

        • Anonymous

          True.  They barely changed it up last season.  I have a question,  does anyone here actually follow (i.e. “care”) who has what model?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRYUOEZZC2IVUO24TCJMVTDNSU Gianni Rubino

            Yes, Laura Kathleen did indeed mention ‘stealing’ Danielle’s model, Karin, in episode 1. 

            Yes, I would like to see model selection, mostly like seasons 2-5, short and sweet, but if there’s a story, if something happens, they feel free to actually share it with us.

            I am surprised that we see so little of the models.   1. I wonder if it’s backlash from MOTR only doing a quarter of the numbers that PR did, and consequently being canceled.    2.  At some point they’re just going to show the outfits coming down on a hanger like at the dry cleaners.  I keep thinking we’re missing out on the Morgan, or the Amanda, or even the Ify of S9.  What a rip!

            Gianni Rubino

            Oh, wait, in the intro when Nina Garcia is saying, “Well, let me see YOU put it on” — is she referring to TG and Ra’mon Laurence’s neoprene died-in-the-toilet dress (the win for PR6e3) ???

      • Lies L.

        I agree! She’s the only model I really remember. Well, her and the Italian girl, who is also quite pretty and who ‘talks foreign’. :P Love Danielle’s model’s hair.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I totally remember Kimberly’s, and I remember thinking it was one of the biggest monstrosities on that runway  – I was fully hoping to get some priceless Duchess comment about what that ugly blue cord is doing to her boobal area.

    • Robert Sanchez

      I hope the next time they do an “unconventional materials” challenge, contestants are forbidden from using anything that resembles fabric. No more tablecloths, doggie beds, etc. “Your available materials are macaroni, fake plastic fingernails, nuts & bolts, picture frames, and vitamins. Make it work. Go!”

      • Anonymous

        Designers’ response: “Glue ALL the things!”

        Let’s face it: If given a challenge like this, we’d just end up with a muslin dress with vitamins glued to it, a muslin dress with macaroni glued to it, a muslin dress with fingernails glued to it, etc.

      • Anonymous

        Designers’ response: “Glue ALL the things!”

        Let’s face it: If given a challenge like this, we’d just end up with a muslin dress with vitamins glued to it, a muslin dress with macaroni glued to it, a muslin dress with fingernails glued to it, etc.

    • Anonymous

      There is going to be a fight at some point over Danielle’s model. I know we’ve heard one designer say would love to steal her, and I imagine there are at least a few others who wouldn’t mind the opportunity to snag her.

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t want to steal Danielle’s model, just because Danielle scares me and I think that’d get you stabbed.

    • W A

      So far, the dresses this season have all been pretty well done. Very few of them have been boring, some of them have been very memorable, and the talent level seems to be above usual. And we’re only two episodes in!

      Kimberly’s would have worked better had it been MORE deconstructed. The one side looks like it accidentally became unraveled, instead of it being a conscious design decision.

    • Anonymous

      I remember both of these because the weren’t gluing crap on a muslin.
      Danielle made unfortunate color and styling choices considering her model’s hair.

      • Anonymous

        That’s the first thing I thought when I saw Danielle’s look – that her model’s gorgeous hair clashed and overwhelmed a pretty nice top….

    • Toni Mitt

      I remeber the mesh top–I thought is was very clever and different.  I agree–not quite top 3 but very close.
      The blue braided top was interesting and clever as well.  But–it looks like she ran out of time and fashioned the exploding boob thing.  Had she done both sides the same, it would have been much better.  I don’t agree about the heaviness, though.  It doesn’t look any thicker than a sherpa top….
      I do apologize for not remembering designers’ names.  At this point I find it a waste of time, as most of them will be gone quickly…

    • Anonymous

      I remember Danielle’s because I really liked that top–at least I thought I did, in the 3 1/2 seconds I had to look at it. Seeing it now in stills, I agree with myself!  That top is really good work, and it’s a shame Danielle didn’t get more props for it.  But with 15 designers, plenty of nice touches are going to get lost in the shuffle.

      Agree with W A, below, that the top of Kimberly’s dress looked like it had accidentally unraveled. Never a good thing.

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

      I remembered Danielle’s look because I liked it…. but I have no freakin’ idea who Danielle is!  I’ve thought this before, early on in the seasons: would it be possible to put a screen cap of the designer with the look until we’ve figured out who they all are?…. at least the ones who don’t end up standing next to their design in judging.  I know, I know, Bitter Kittens, so demanding! ;)  mwah!

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

        oops, shoulda read the comments, two others said the same thing!

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

      Thank you for reminding me of these two entries. I thought we were done.

      Danielle… is she the empowering female designer one?… I keep getting hung up on her drab color schemes, which could be a direct effect of dying unconventional materials like pet supplies and sized bedsheets and whatnot. We’ll see if her palette improves when she gets some “real” fabric. The entry is fine, but the top looks like her model got caught in a Gilligan’s Island net trap.

      Kimberly’s is OK-fine-whatever. It’s middle-of-the-pack.

      I’m ready for some Mood challenges. Let’s see what these designers can do!

    • Anonymous

      Danielle’s styling is a FAIL if only because of her model’s hair: the most interesting thing about her design is that ropework shirt-thing, and the model’s hair obscures a lot of it. Her hair should have been pinned up, at least partially, to make that ropework pop. Danielle’s the “I’m too good to be in the safe middle” one, yes? Maybe?

    • Anonymous

      Danielle’s styling is a FAIL if only because of her model’s hair: the most interesting thing about her design is that ropework shirt-thing, and the model’s hair obscures a lot of it. Her hair should have been pinned up, at least partially, to make that ropework pop. Danielle’s the “I’m too good to be in the safe middle” one, yes? Maybe?

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

      Danielle should have gotten credit for doing something so completely different from the others. Something that actually looks designed. I disagree that she was trying to cover it up with the model’s hair. That seems to be all the rage right now, on runways and red carpets- cover up the dress with your hair. I don’t get it and it drives me fucking batty.
      So she followed a styling trend and it backfired. 
      Danielle is going to be interesting to watch, an I never would have guessed that…

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

      Danielle should have gotten credit for doing something so completely different from the others. Something that actually looks designed. I disagree that she was trying to cover it up with the model’s hair. That seems to be all the rage right now, on runways and red carpets- cover up the dress with your hair. I don’t get it and it drives me fucking batty.
      So she followed a styling trend and it backfired. 
      Danielle is going to be interesting to watch, an I never would have guessed that…

    • Anonymous

      Upon seeing them, I remember both of these. I doubt I could have recalled them on my own.

      I love Danielle’s top. It’s cool and kind of funky. I’d wear it. Although there’s not much connection between it and the top, the skirt’s not bad at all. You can’t tell she used the puppy pads to make it.

      When I saw Kimberly’s garment on the runway, I couldn’t figure out what she was going for with the bodice. I appreciate the work she put into it, but I’m just not loving it. The dress itself is meh.

      I don’t object to really short skirts on principle, but, man, I’m tired of looking at them. I suppose they’re still on trend, but they’re starting to look dated to me. A mid-thigh length would be fine. Just that few extra inches of fabric can make an outfit stylish instead of trashy.

      Danielle’s, while quite short, is OK because at least her model’s butt is completely covered. Kimberly’s is crazy short.

    • Anonymous

      I remembered Danielle’s because even my husband remarked that her top was pretty cool. She also has the best model–none of the other models are doing any of the designers any favors this year. It’s an uninspired and uninspiring lot. And the hair and makeup has been atrocious.

    • Anonymous

      I recall Kimberly’s top and was mighty impressed that she thought of using the tubing that way. It showed ingenuity. 

      Pity Danielle’s colors were so drab. you really don’t get to see the intricacy and the workmanship because of the coloring

      • Anonymous

        I wonder what will happen with Danielle’s designs when she doesn’t have to dye the clothes herself. The last two looks have been interesting and well-constructed, but the colors of the things she dyed were off.

      • Anonymous

        I wonder what will happen with Danielle’s designs when she doesn’t have to dye the clothes herself. The last two looks have been interesting and well-constructed, but the colors of the things she dyed were off.

    • Anonymous

      I really liked Danielle’s look.  

    • Anonymous

      See my thought process:  I thought you wrote 15 dogbed dressed assed.  Which makes no sense linguistically, but does make sense that the majority have indeed been “assed.”  And, is this the most dour looking batch of models to date?  Some of ‘em look like they’re ready to cry.  I know the makeup and hair has been bad, but tear-inducing?  Altho’ I love that redhead’s hair. 

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Loved the mesh top!

    • Becca Go

      Ironically, after the winners and losers, these were the 2 looks I remembered most. Actually, I remembered these 2 *before* Fallene’s. Also: I. LOVE. DANIELLE’S. MODEL.

      • Anonymous

        Yes… She has an amazing look. Love her!

        • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

          1970 penelope tree, said not sans admiration.
          just normalled up a bit.

      • Anonymous

        I do too!

      • Anonymous

        I do too!

    • Anonymous

      Can we open the TLounge now? I think I’d rather sleep there tonight. It’s been that kind of day.

    • vmcdanie

      You are right. I do NOT remember the first look at all. I vaguely remember the second one due to the aforementioned titsplosion. They both are solid middles.

      Even worse, I can’t conjure up the images of these designers at all.

    • vmcdanie

      You are right. I do NOT remember the first look at all. I vaguely remember the second one due to the aforementioned titsplosion. They both are solid middles.

      Even worse, I can’t conjure up the images of these designers at all.

    • Anonymous

      I remember loving the way that the aquarium tubing was made to look like distressed knitting.  But yes, the exploding tit thing is not good.

    • suz72350

      I remember Danielle’s look because the mesh top looked really  interesting. Unfortunately all that long hair  blocked me from getting the view I wanted.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t remember the first one (I’ve gotta go back to the website to even remember who Danielle is) but it looks to me like something you’d find in Contempo.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i did remember it, thought it was pretty good even tho it looks to me exactly like something you’d find in contempo. when it was contempo casuals. circa 1991.

        i guess i have seen enough pet bedding used for pets that i found the pet bedding dresses just, basically, pre-soiled, so i didnt much like them & remembered both of these. tho the second one surely looks like she hadnt time to finish it.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t remember the first one (I’ve gotta go back to the website to even remember who Danielle is) but it looks to me like something you’d find in Contempo.

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

      Funnily these were two I remembered very, very well, whereas I had let some of the others slip out of my memory.  I loved Danielle’s, while I haven’t liked her work before so much.  I thought the mesh top was amazing.  The skirt is dyed in a way which creates some interest.  It looks a bit too much like acid-washed denim, but eh, it’s still okay.  The top looks so well created and a good use of the materials.  I was impressed.

      I hated Kimberley’s.  That rope thing was painful to view.  How could she think it was okay to send it out with the crazy gap and tit-splosion?  I think it was far worse than Fallene’s and deserved to be in the bottom three.

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

      Funnily these were two I remembered very, very well, whereas I had let some of the others slip out of my memory.  I loved Danielle’s, while I haven’t liked her work before so much.  I thought the mesh top was amazing.  The skirt is dyed in a way which creates some interest.  It looks a bit too much like acid-washed denim, but eh, it’s still okay.  The top looks so well created and a good use of the materials.  I was impressed.

      I hated Kimberley’s.  That rope thing was painful to view.  How could she think it was okay to send it out with the crazy gap and tit-splosion?  I think it was far worse than Fallene’s and deserved to be in the bottom three.

    • Anonymous

      I had Danielle’s in my top 3, actually, because I loved the mesh top.

    • sonictofu

      Kimberly’s model must have worked the crap outta that thing, because it looked way better in motion.  Danielle’s on my “one-to-watch” list.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      Could we have a rule against the model’s hair being so long that it covers up the outfit? Honestly, we can only see one-third of the rope top, which looks really cute.

    • Anonymous

      I remember thinking “not bad” when the mesh number came down the plank

    • Anonymous

      I remember the titscrepancy. I don’t remember the designers at all.

    • Anonymous

      I like the giant knit top, but I hate the fake denim pee-pad skirt. I just hate pee pads.gross.

      The doglead rope bustier is cute on the right, but come undone on the left. She should have made a hair accessory out of the blue braided rope, because it looks like hair.

    • Anonymous

      I remember the net top, but I didn’t identify with the designer.  I don’t think.  Who designed it?

      I actually wondered when you would get to it while reading the last post.  ‘Cause, while the net top has been done, I still like the effect.

    • Anonymous

      I remember the net top, but I didn’t identify with the designer.  I don’t think.  Who designed it?

      I actually wondered when you would get to it while reading the last post.  ‘Cause, while the net top has been done, I still like the effect.

    • Anonymous

      While the skirt wasn’t much to write home about, it’s a shame Danielle’s top wasn’t noticed by the judges. It does look like it took work, is interesting and a pretty cool use of dog rope toys. It is a shame that her model’s hair covered it up – and gorgeous hair color clashed with the colors in the clothing. Re: Danielle’s ability to style – she can, and pretty outrageously at that. My guess is that in these quick challenges, she’s putting the most effort into the design and construction and is running out of time to do much about the styling.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Cannon/1444597665 Michael Cannon

      I never knew from pee pads. so now we’re putting diapers on dogs? no wonder pets are getting cancer and having psychological problems.