PR: Team Bryce

Posted on August 29, 2011

Somehow, Team Bryce managed to avoid any drama. Which means, of course, that we’ve all forgotten about them while we got caught up in Bert/Anthony/Becky/Josh drama. Sure, one member of the team got auf’d, but then again, doesn’t that tell you something? The teams that provided the maximum amount of drama not only escaped unscathed, but one of them got rewarded for it. The team that didn’t give the editors anything to work with wound up with the auf’ee. Not that we didn’t think Danielle deserved it for her crap outfit, but there were clearly other considerations in play when it came to determining who got to stay and who got to go.

Although we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that Danielle made a look that doesn’t look like it goes with the others at all.

This was nominally Kimberley’s look, although Danielle apparently did most of the work on the jacket.




It’s a great little look. The problem we have with it is that it seems like a lot of look for a pair of sneakers. That’s partly why we loved Viktor’s winning look so much; he kept the dress extremely simple, made an interesting, sporty jacket, and called it a day, design-wise. It was just interesting enough without being too interesting for sneakers. Think of it this way: Picture Viktor’s look with a pair of killer heels. Doesn’t really improve it because the look is so sporty and spare. Picture the above look with a pair of killer heels. Instantly improves it. Why? Because this was a look designed to be worn with heels, not a look designed to be worn with sneakers.

We thought the judges overpraised this look just a bit. That’s at least partly because it was the first look Bryce produced which hasn’t been a disaster.

But it is cute, we’ll give it that. And unlike Kimberley’s it just feels right with a pair of sneakers.


But let’s face it: the design couldn’t be any simpler. A couple well-placed darts to turn a shapeless tunic into a semi-cute mini-dress and that’s about it.

The snaps on the side were interesting, but we thought they were maybe a bit too heavy and that the dress itself was a bit too tight because they were sticking out from the sides and some of them looked ready to pop. What makes this look commendable (aside from being one of the few to satisfy the challenge) is that he managed to make a denim minidress that looked fresh and frankly, we don’t know anything more stale than a denim mini-dress. That alone was probably a big reason why the judges seemed so impressed. Not a design triumph so much as a style one.

If they had put Danielle’s jacket on Danielle’s model, the collection would have looked a lot more cohesive and she might have managed to squeak by for another week. But we suspect Bryce was thinking only of saving his own ass this week and Kimberley, bless her heart, seems determined to avoid any conflict or drama and simply wants to get on with her work.

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  • Anonymous

    I have no idea what poor Danielle was thinking with that schmatta she made.   Not only would the jacket have at least been an attempt to try to save a real dog of a look, but the top they did put under the jacket was actually darn cute (they showed it in the extended judging).   

    • Anonymous

      It’s a Hefty bag pulled into darts and folds

      • Anonymous

        Talking about Bryce’s, not Danielle’s.

  • Anonymous

    I really dislike Bryce’s dress. It just looks like a potato sack that somebody pinned and snapped together. If you’re going to make a dress like that, at least do something interesting to the neckline. It would have been absolutely adorable as an off the shoulder (potato sack).
    I’m meh on Kimberley’s shorts. I wouldn’t wear them.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree. I see nothing praise-worthy in that dress – it reminded me a lot of the pants from the first challenge with the seaming. No thanks!

    • Anonymous

      To be honest, I didn’t realize those were snaps on the side until Bryce specifically mentioned them. When it first turned onto the runway I could’ve sworn he’d safety-pinned the whole thing!

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

      It did look like a potato sack, that’s exactly what I said the moment I saw it.
      “A potato sack with darts”

    • Anonymous

      THANK you–
      My husband walked down stairs during the judging and promptly declared Bryce’s dress “Star Trek clothes.” And, even though he is a huge Star Trek nerd, he didn’t mean it as a compliment.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I didn’t like that dress either. Ugs.

    • Anonymous

      Has anyone yet mentioned that Bryce’s dress looks like a shorter version of the paper OBGYN exam gown?  I clamped my knees together when I saw it come down the runway–and was unsurprised when it was over-praised. 

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

    Well, I’ll commend Team Bryce for one thing: they didn’t use a butt ugly print like Team Anthony or Team Clinique.

    I wasn’t sure whether Bryce’s dress was made of denim or a giant sheet of felt weather stripping. It moved like a floor mat on the runway. And those super-sized darts! Did he line this thing with flannel? Why does the dress look like it has batting in there? Why? Why? WHY?

    Kimberly’s shorts are… explosive. Might be on backwards. Anyway, this look is fine.

    Danielle’s… yeah, if she only tried to blend in, her boring outfit might have earned her a chance to design another boring outfit for the next challenge.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, those giant darts are bugging me. They make the dress look unfinished. I do think, though, that it’s a cute dress. Bryce managed to glean something from the ridiculously vague instructions, and he made something that looks OK with sneakers.

      “Explosive shorts. The latest in casual wear.”

      • Anonymous

        Bryce did what Danielle tried to do – fix something he had been criticized for.  Danielle was criticized the week before for the chiffon, she she stuck with chiffon. These darts are the same thing he did the first week with the darts on that horrible red shirt.  Let’s all pray he’s got them out of his system and isn’t the dart boy.  

        • Anonymous

          We can only hope.

          Dart Boy sounds like a designer by day/superhero by night.

      • Anonymous

        Bryce did what Danielle tried to do – fix something he had been criticized for.  Danielle was criticized the week before for the chiffon, she she stuck with chiffon. These darts are the same thing he did the first week with the darts on that horrible red shirt.  Let’s all pray he’s got them out of his system and isn’t the dart boy.  

  • Anonymous

    Danielle goes because her body of work is bad as opposed to having the worst outfit of the week.  Nina is the Tea-Party, Michael is the rest of the Republican party, and Heidi is Obama – she just gives in.

    • Anonymous

      Well, you’re right about at least one thing, chitowndog: Koors and Boehner (ie “the rest of the Republican party”) are the same day-glo shade.

      Question: shouldn’t Kimberly still get the most credit for the jacket because she designed it, even though Danielle made it?

    • Anonymous

      Well, you’re right about at least one thing, chitowndog: Koors and Boehner (ie “the rest of the Republican party”) are the same day-glo shade.

      Question: shouldn’t Kimberly still get the most credit for the jacket because she designed it, even though Danielle made it?

    • Anonymous

      Well, you’re right about at least one thing, chitowndog: Koors and Boehner (ie “the rest of the Republican party”) are the same day-glo shade.

      Question: shouldn’t Kimberly still get the most credit for the jacket because she designed it, even though Danielle made it?

  • MilaXX

    I think Kimberly’s shorts work just fine with sneakers, but otherwise I agree with your assessment. Danielle was never a favorite of mine, but she really screwed the pooch getting stuck on making chiffon work.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      You know, the thing about Danielle’s designs is that she made tired designs out of chiffon.  Now, had she been able to come up with something fresh and new out of chiffon, that would be a different story…and could’ve been interesting.  As it stood, she was making geriatric blouses out of chiffon that my grandma would’ve worn while clutching the purses from the Dita Von Teese post from last week.

  • Anonymous

    The crotch on those shorts is INSANE. Danielle’s top is the worst failed attempt at a Henley that I have ever seen. Bryce’s dress is pretty cute, though I liked it better on the runway than I do here, and also it looks like he took a pillowcase and safety-pinned it until it looked more like a dress.

  • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

    What ruined Mitchell’s dress for me was the shortness. I don’t step to a gyno mini when I need to run errands, sneakers or no.

    • Anonymous

      My theory is that Bryce needed the maximum space between the hem and those ugly sneaks to disguise how silly this challenge was.

  • Anonymous

    Danielle’s poor model–you can just see her thinking, “dang, I just lost $25,000 for this bad chiffon henley.”

    • Anonymous

      Is there even that prize for the models this year? I’ve heard nothing mentioned–no fashion spread in Marie Claire, no money, nothing. They used to announced it when the switched the models at the top of every show, but they don’t even do that now. Are these girls just working for exposure or what?

      • http://twitter.com/ArrEssJay Rebecca J.

        Maybe that’s why they all look so pissed off all the time.

      • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

        I think they mention a prize for the models during the opening of the show. They have really cut interest in the model portion of the show out this year—no switching or choosing as in previous seasons.

      • Anonymous

        It’s mentioned in the theme song (for lack of a better term) – the model paired with the winner gets $25,000 and a fashion spread in Marie Claire.

      • Anonymous

        They do get 25K from L’Oreal Paris. It’s mentioned during the credits.

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was pretty obnoxious of her, actually, to stand there hanging her head during the judging.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really see heels with Kimberly’s, but then, I’m not a fan of heels with shorts. I agree with you about Viktor’s though; he really struck the right note.  Though the only thing this stupid challenge really proved is that models with legs ten feet long can look okay wearing sneakers with anything.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not a fan of heels with shorts, either. On the other hand, I’m not a fan of sneakers with anything except gym gear. I hated this challenge. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m not a fan of heels with shorts, either. On the other hand, I’m not a fan of sneakers with anything except gym gear. I hated this challenge. 

    • Anonymous

      Heidi’s legs are ten feet long and she looked ridiculous wearing sneakers with her spankled strapless jumpsuit.  

      • Anonymous

        It didn’t help that the spangled, strapless jumpsuit was so shapeless and unappealing that it looked bad on Heidi. Who knew that could happen?

      • Anonymous

        Okay, almost anything. :) Actually, I didn’t even see Heidi’s sneakers. I think I was blinded by the mass of sequins!

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I think Kimberly’s shorts go fine with sneakers.  Both her look and Danielle’s needed jackets, though.

    Bryce’s dress doesn’t go with sneakers at all, except in the same sense that Bert’s “goes with” sneakers–you can through the sneakers on if you need to walk somewhere fast, and you won’t step on the hem.  Of course, I thought the same about Viktor’s.  I’m not a big fan of dresses with sneakers as the final look for the day.

  • Anonymous

    Bryce’s look was my favorite out of everyone’s. I loved Viktor’s jacket the best, but the dress under was pure fug, IMO. Bryce’s dress was cute, smart, and chic. I haven’t given Bryce a good thought until this episode, though, so I’m wondering how he’ll fare next week…

    • Anonymous

      Without the jacket, I think Viktor’s really struggles.  I’ve seen the product on amazon.com and that looks like rags.

  • PostsYouCanDanceTo

    I thought the squareness of Bryce’s dress made it look like a rather long shirt, which visually lengthened the girls torso, giving her more of the 1/2 torso – 1/2 legline ratio of a child rather than the more 1/3 torso – 2/3 legline ratio of an adult.

    Kimberly’s shorts look pretty great standing still, not so hot when walking. I don’t sew, so I wonder if shorts are so hard to make as most every designer has trouble with them, or what.

  • PostsYouCanDanceTo

    I thought the squareness of Bryce’s dress made it look like a rather long shirt, which visually lengthened the girls torso, giving her more of the 1/2 torso – 1/2 legline ratio of a child rather than the more 1/3 torso – 2/3 legline ratio of an adult.

    Kimberly’s shorts look pretty great standing still, not so hot when walking. I don’t sew, so I wonder if shorts are so hard to make as most every designer has trouble with them, or what.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad Danielle is gone, but only because she’s so dull. But I love, love, love that jacket. I would buy that in a second and wear the hell out of it, with or without sneakers.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad Danielle is gone, but only because she’s so dull. But I love, love, love that jacket. I would buy that in a second and wear the hell out of it, with or without sneakers.

  • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

    I think that when it came down to Anthony Ryan and Danielle, there was no saving her.  Even if they had put the jacket on her model or acknowledged that she made the jacket, I don’t think Nina or Michael were willing to send AR home for his disastrous outfit, and it was a disaster, because he was working with a brick wall.   She had no explanation for why she was so hellbent on making so many green chiffon tops.

    They wanted to give him a pass because he’s managed good work both individually and as part of a team in the past.  The same can’t be said of Danielle because on both her teams she’s worked cooperatively with her teammates and even though their stiltwalker outfit was one of the top performers, her contribution was a granny blouse in chiffon and a really ugly hair style.  She’d shown what she can do under pressure and the results are underwhelming.  She wasn’t likely to suddenly start sending out knockout garments because she never seemed to understand what was putting her work in the bottom.

  • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

    I think that when it came down to Anthony Ryan and Danielle, there was no saving her.  Even if they had put the jacket on her model or acknowledged that she made the jacket, I don’t think Nina or Michael were willing to send AR home for his disastrous outfit, and it was a disaster, because he was working with a brick wall.   She had no explanation for why she was so hellbent on making so many green chiffon tops.

    They wanted to give him a pass because he’s managed good work both individually and as part of a team in the past.  The same can’t be said of Danielle because on both her teams she’s worked cooperatively with her teammates and even though their stiltwalker outfit was one of the top performers, her contribution was a granny blouse in chiffon and a really ugly hair style.  She’d shown what she can do under pressure and the results are underwhelming.  She wasn’t likely to suddenly start sending out knockout garments because she never seemed to understand what was putting her work in the bottom.

  • Anonymous

    And look at Danielle’s model… not exactly the picture of confidence.

  • Anonymous

    And look at Danielle’s model… not exactly the picture of confidence.

  • Now I am The Bee

    I’m still acrimonious about the aufing this week.  Yes–Danielle’s blouse was a dog, but in all the years–they chose the contestant to let go from the losing team!  This was not the losing team–Anthony’s was.  I know they justified this decision by saying there were no winners or losers–and that’s what makes me so angry.  Have a some balls, judges.  Even if all the teams were smack in the middle of the road with some good and bad looks, make a frickin’ decision!  Grrrrr…..

  • Now I am The Bee

    I’m still acrimonious about the aufing this week.  Yes–Danielle’s blouse was a dog, but in all the years–they chose the contestant to let go from the losing team!  This was not the losing team–Anthony’s was.  I know they justified this decision by saying there were no winners or losers–and that’s what makes me so angry.  Have a some balls, judges.  Even if all the teams were smack in the middle of the road with some good and bad looks, make a frickin’ decision!  Grrrrr…..

  • Anonymous

    I thought Bryce’s look was cute, but I didn’t think it went at all with sneakers; sandals, yes. And the shorts/jacket combo was nice and I think it is perfect with sneakers. I would have hated that outfit with heels, but then again, put me in the I-hate-all-shorts-with-heels group.

  • Anonymous

    OK when I saw Bryce’s dress, all I could hear in my head was the theme from the Jetson’s Cartoon:  ”Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy, Jane, his wife!”  I hate those shoulders.  Are they padded?  All she needs is a dish to stand on and fly across the runway.  Oh and lucite head wear.  Hated it.   

  • Anonymous

    Kimberly is turning into something of a stealth designer. She goes through the challenges with nary a moment because she doesn’t give the editors much to work with, and then it gets to the runway and you think “hey, that’s pretty good, who did that?”

    I hope her stealth designer tendencies don’t lead to a producer mandated auf, because she’s honestly my favorite right now.

    • Shawn Hill

      I’m definitely seeing her in the final four, at least.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t get the love for Bryce’s dress.  Top-heavy gyno mini with easy access snaps worn with sneakers?  That neckline and shoulders are so 1982 and not fresh at all.  I would wear Viktor’s look in a second running around NYC.  It’s relaxed with a dash of urban cool.  Bryce’s I wouldn’t wear at any time, basically because I’ll look like an 80s throwback who can’t sit down on the subway unless I want to flash the cooter.   And of all challenges, the retail sales ones are the ones where every woman can sit and ask the dreaded question “Would I wear that?” since selling the look is the whole point.

    Danielle was done in by that top. She was foolish to do it – and last minute it seemed in the editing – in chiffon and should have been booted for it, along with Anthony Ryan’s ridiculous gym diaper.

  • Anonymous

    Bryce’s dress looked like an unfinished version of Viktor’s from the Nina challenge. And Kimberly’s shorts had a bad case of crotch shelf. The only thing that did look well sewn and fitted was the jacket Danielle did. But her “real” outfit was all kinds of sad, and prominently displayed her obsession with ugly green chiffon. 

    I still think Bryce is runway fodder and will be gone in the not too distant future. 

  • Amanda in Austin

    If Danielle had made her blouse in any color besides aqua/jade green, then she might have avoided the judges’ wrath. By choosing the same color, she only drew attention to the fact that she repeated her previous mistakes. Poor little lamb. She was runway chaff from the get-go.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder about who made the decision to go with green in the first place because Bryce made that cowl top in green and then scrapped it when Nina disapproved. 

    • Anonymous

      I thought the same thing – that Nina was primarily pissed that Danielle showed a very similar shirt to the crappy one she made for the Nina challenge a week earlier. 

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, Bryce’s dress makes me think of a smock. It looks like something you snap on over your real clothes to keep from getting paint on your shirt.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, Bryce’s dress makes me think of a smock. It looks like something you snap on over your real clothes to keep from getting paint on your shirt.

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

    Bryce’s dress looks almost exactly like my son’s car seat cover, right down to the snaps.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, I just had an idea for a new TLo series: rewrite old Bravo PR episodes how they would have turned out under the Lifetime regime.  For example, is there any chance Chloe or LeAnne would have been allowed to win?

    • Anonymous

      Project Runway BizaaroWorld?  Or how about a merger of Mystery Science Theatre 2000 withProject Runway starring TLo – well, actually, now that I think about it, I guess that’s what the Twitter feed is for!  Still, it would be cool to have them sitting in the front row…

  • Anonymous

    One stupid question. If it was Danielle’s jacket, and that was the best piece of the collection, why didn’t she get credit for it rather than having to take the crap for that green thing? Lord knows there are those (Anya?) who are getting all kinds of credit for things they had very little to do with creating.

    • Shawn Hill

      Nina said it was “just an okay” jacket, and she was clearly thinking of previous weeks, too.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jahna.peloquin Jahna Peloquin

        If you watch the extended runway version, Nina says she likes the jacket. You don’t see that in the edited TV version. Also Heidi likes the jacket. How does Danielle get eliminated over something two of three judges liked?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

        Someone was saying Kimberly designed the jacket and Danielle sewed it. I don’t know. This whole episode was stinky.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

        Someone was saying Kimberly designed the jacket and Danielle sewed it. I don’t know. This whole episode was stinky.

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

        it really is “just an okay” jacket. but very little on that runway all season has been better than just okay.

  • Anonymous

    Dull, dull, dull. 

  • Anonymous

    Dull, dull, dull. 

  • Anonymous

    I hated the Bryce’s dress and was completely dumbfounded when the judges singled it out for praise.
    Also what happened to the bleach stained denim.?
    And who works out in denim and suede anyway?

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure the denim and suede was to go with the sneakers, and the challenge was like last season’s “activewear” line Heidi had them design for (at least, I THINK it was last season).  It should really be called “busywear” since it’s apparently not meant for the gym but for busy people who want to be comfortable but look pulled together.

  • Anonymous

    What’s up with all the turned-out seams and darts this season? Is that a new fashion trend?

    Visible zippers and turned-out darts. One of the predictions of Back to the Future‘s 2015 is coming true: “All kids wear their clothes inside-out in the future.”

  • Anonymous

    Personally, I wasn’t that blown away by Bryce’s dress. I thought it looked like something Amazonian Space Prisoners would wear. And while that is, admittedly, a fabulous drag concept, I don’t see it being very practical for real women. 

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

      it must be cos i’m getting ready to go to sleep but i thought you said Amazonian Spice Prisoners. this conjured up an image of posh, sporty, ginger, baby {ect & etc} as consorts of the guild navigator or, perhaps, sting & a giant sandworm– all of which make for a better & happier outfit on a better & happier planet than does bryce’s idiot snapside smock.

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

      it must be cos i’m getting ready to go to sleep but i thought you said Amazonian Spice Prisoners. this conjured up an image of posh, sporty, ginger, baby {ect & etc} as consorts of the guild navigator or, perhaps, sting & a giant sandworm– all of which make for a better & happier outfit on a better & happier planet than does bryce’s idiot snapside smock.

  • Anonymous

    Personally, I wasn’t that blown away by Bryce’s dress. I thought it looked like something Amazonian Space Prisoners would wear. And while that is, admittedly, a fabulous drag concept, I don’t see it being very practical for real women. 

  • Anonymous

    Place me in the “hates heels with shorts” column. It pretty much always looks like hookerwear. Now, a cool pair of low boots (knee-height would also be hookerwear) with Kimberly’s shorts would be awesome. Also, love the jacket.

    If Danielle wanted to make that top into a henley, she shouldn’t have made it look like she velcroed a scrap of fabric onto it. It’s just hanging there all crooked, looking like it’s ready to fall off. That’s inexcusable, and a good reason on its own for elimination. Did she really think that was OK?

    Bryce’s dress is very cute, and I think it works nicely with sneakers; however, it looks unfinished. I assume the sides, with the snaps sticking out, are a design feature; or they’re due to laziness, not enough time, or the inability to lay them flat against the dress. It’s also really short, but I think it will be a while before we’re not seeing gyno-skirts. Even with those problems, I like it. He’s made so much dreck up until now, and I’m interested in seeing if this was just fluke.

    Is Kimberly’s model wearing any make-up besides brow pencil? It looks like the make-up artists did her eyebrows and nothing else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

    Wait, Danielle did that jacket and she went home? Oh so bogus. Why wasn’t that mentioned 10 times in the proceedings? Who cares what it was paired with, it should have saved her from the auf!! And I agree, that dress Bryce made.. how simple, dowdy (yup i said it) and just plain ug!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    MK really liked Bryce’s dress but we never really found out why.  I wish they did outtakes because I’d love to knw that.

  • Anonymous

    I thought all the way through that the jacket WAS all Danielle?  and the bottoms (skirt and shorts) were designed by Anya. 
    (not that Danielle JUST did the sewing).

  • Anonymous

    I’m okay with Danielle’s auf. That outfit, particularly the top, is so sad, esp in light of last week’s sad, saggy chiffon mess of a blouse. I liked the shorts outfit quite a bit and thought it deserved higher praise, but the weird bagging across the front is pretty unfortunate, now that I look at these pictures. Bryce’s was firmly in the middle of the pack this week.

    More little dresses with sneakers, just like the VMA red carpet. How much would we love a “design a cracktastic dress for the VMAs to be worn with Heidi’s sneakers” challenge?

  • Anonymous

    And I don’t think you’ve ripped Viktor’s teammates, or Josh’s. Is that something I get to look forward to?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BEV2WB3MZRJHA4KD5DK4QY6FQQ Dinah

    Any gal that has had to wear a smock to work is gonna distance herself from Bryce’s dress.  I realize smock-wearing gals are probably not his demographic, but still.  

    When I did wear a smock to work — in the 80′s, mind you — it had the same neckline and shoulders. It tied at the sides instead of snap, which let me create a cuter ‘shape’ or hint at a waist in that shapeless garment.  Those darts in Bryce’s dress aren’t even doing the model any favors, I can’t imagine the average woman buying a dress from Amazon is going to want the same effect the dress gives in the waist.  

    Without those weird darts I can see where someone might want to wear a better fitting version of this.  The only way it (or any of the other dresses, frankly) make sense to me with sneakers is with leggings.  But apparently leggings are too 15 minutes ago for anyone besides me and Becky. Oh well… 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BEV2WB3MZRJHA4KD5DK4QY6FQQ Dinah

    Any gal that has had to wear a smock to work is gonna distance herself from Bryce’s dress.  I realize smock-wearing gals are probably not his demographic, but still.  

    When I did wear a smock to work — in the 80′s, mind you — it had the same neckline and shoulders. It tied at the sides instead of snap, which let me create a cuter ‘shape’ or hint at a waist in that shapeless garment.  Those darts in Bryce’s dress aren’t even doing the model any favors, I can’t imagine the average woman buying a dress from Amazon is going to want the same effect the dress gives in the waist.  

    Without those weird darts I can see where someone might want to wear a better fitting version of this.  The only way it (or any of the other dresses, frankly) make sense to me with sneakers is with leggings.  But apparently leggings are too 15 minutes ago for anyone besides me and Becky. Oh well… 

  • Anonymous

    Cecilia, sweetie pie you are about to get schooled. And here is lesson One: when you find yourself coming off of a loss, you don’t, I repeat, DON’T, start with the mope-ing around in the dark on a chaise lounge freaking out your room-mate (poor Becky, she really did looked freaked or is that just her normal look??). Don’t. Take a shower, get some coffee in ya and keep it moving. Two: Don’t start philosophying on how you really don’t want to be here at PR. How you are a better person and how it doesn’t matter/not important, blah, blah ,blah. Don’t. Even if these absurd thoughts are swirling around in your head, push them out and snap the fuck out of it!!  But, here’s the most important DON’T, number Three: for the love of Louboutins, don’t show up at the challenge venue and there declare you no longer want to participate in PR!! You want to  go home! DON’T! It only makes us feel embarrass and uncomfortable, to have to witness Tim Gunn and Heidi look at you as though they are about to bitch slap you the more you rambled on and on…I seriously thought that Heidi was gonna to hold you down while Tim Gunn gave you some Joan Crawford discipline. Really, Don’t. It’s just gonna piss us off, thinking of all the other contestants who we had to witness during the audition, who truly wanted, would have given their first born to be here while you wasted everyone’s time. So, DON’T. 
    And here’s my DO. DO Bryce. I know. I’m surprised myself, but he knows how to play the game…when you’re in the bottom, bring it! I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t give him much of a chance. His dress really surprised me! I would actually wear this (a smidge longer hem) .There were no wooooooh is me, playing to the PR camera  whores. Good for By. I think I have new respect for him. As being a leader…he’s easy to work with however, leadership qualities?? I think this was clearly a case of, “Sum  Of It’s Parts” team effort. Which, is a good thing, right? Anyway, way to pull it out of the crapper Bryce! Ceilia take note!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BEV2WB3MZRJHA4KD5DK4QY6FQQ Dinah

    Comment on the models:   none of them have any personality sparkle this season, do they?  

    Since the first show I loved that red hair on Danielle’s model but she looked like a chastised child on the runway during judging.  Any of them that are wearing the heavily critiqued looks do, I noticed.  None of these gals help the designer at all in selling the garments.  Remember when the models would stand tall and proud in an outfit made out of washers and a little string and actually pipe up and defend the cracktastic outfits their designers put them in?  ”Yes, I would wear this itchy dyed-gray burlap cowboy dress to a party, Heidi. I think it’s cute!”  Those days are gone.  These gals can’t even stand there without looking like they are going to cry.  

    The problem I see with the models is that they just have no confidence to bring to the runway.    

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

      danielle’s model is really good. the thing, the color, just looked horrible on her.

      i wonder if the problem of poor models, poor makeup, poor fashion, poor all around showing is related to the design-poverty of contestants this season. it just seems like there are no interesting ideas bouncing around in that workroom, probably cos most of the people bouncing what ideas there are, arent of any real artistic interest. i seriously think people were cast for their abilities, or lack thereof, in clashing w/ one another & that that clashing is causing chaos from which is emanating a dystopia of bad design & campers whose emotions range from fairly unhappy to totally miserable {cecilia}, then gone.

      • Anonymous

        i will miss her pretty red hair on the runway, but i can’t say she is selling the clothes, and neither is anyone else.  i don’t think it’s just because the clothes are crappy, maybe part of it is that the editors have not given us a glimpse of who these girls are.  we don’t even know their names.  and who knows what the backstage drama is with the models?  i really miss the model selection portion of the show that’s been edited out.  that’s one way that during past seasons, we got to know the models.

  • Anonymous

    Will not miss Saggy Chiffon one bit.

  • http://twitter.com/eekphoto karen e. evans

    For an interesting listen on producers’ behind-the-scenes reality shenanigans, this week’s This American Life episode, “Gossip”, is pretty good. I’m no sucker but it’s still pretty illuminating how bogus these shows totally are.

  • Anonymous

    HATE Bryce’s dress. So unattractive.

    • Mary McClelland

      agreed. So boxy and unflattering. Why do I feel like I (and now you) seem to be the only person pointing out the obvious.  It was the shape of a garbage bag! And the shiny material was ferociously awful. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry but one ball shouldve been out over Danielle.

    • Anonymous

      While his was worse, I’ve gotta say, I never want to see a green chiffon blouse again, and that’s why I’m totally okay with Danielle getting the auf. Make a bad chiffon blouse once, shame on you. Make a bad chiffon blouse twice, shame on the people who let you get away with it the first time.

    • Anonymous

      While his was worse, I’ve gotta say, I never want to see a green chiffon blouse again, and that’s why I’m totally okay with Danielle getting the auf. Make a bad chiffon blouse once, shame on you. Make a bad chiffon blouse twice, shame on the people who let you get away with it the first time.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect Danielle made the jacket to go with her outfit and was talked into placing onto Kimberly’s shorts for the good of the team.
     

  • Anonymous

    I think Bryce’s dress was the only one that benefitted from the 5 extra hours Heidi gave them. It is totally different than the cowl thing he put together first. That had to earn him points with Heidi. This team also used the denim and suede requested by Heidi more than any other with the exception of the chiffon rag which made Danielle stand out in a bad way.

  • Anonymous

    Meh!  In fact, Meh, Meh, Meh.  This team gave me a case of ennui.  And that with some crackers would have made a boring snack.

     I loved the lack of drama on this team – until we got to the runway when the looks they turned out were eminently forgettable.  Maybe a little passion in designing and sewing would have been a good thing.  Where teams should have gotten in trouble was in having passion for their arguments and none for their designs because that turned out the mundane, horrible and boring with the added torture of listening to some serious kvetching.

    Don’t know if Coco Chanel ever pitched a fit in the workroom, but in any case she had earned the right by being a fabulous designer.  No one here has achieved that status.

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

    the main thing i see is that very little separates the top from the bottom in this group of PR contestants. i dont understand, really, how theyre choosing the ins & outs this season at all, at least not based on work.

    yes, danielle’s work has been, largely, dull. but has it been all that much worse than, say, bryce’s? really? this thing of bryce’s is that good? it’s good at all? combined w/ every horrid thing he’s done in the past?

    so he’s here cos they arent thinking cumulatively, or whatever. i guess thats also why they got rid of julie, who was one of the very few truly interesting designers they cast this season. cos cumulatively? or in the mode of wanna see more from is she really worse than, say, my personal favorite, that überwinner, josh m? or even josh c cos, for whatever inexplicable reason, they brought him back.

    yes, so far kimberly’s made the best work. but her best work has not been of the level of any good contestant’s best work of previous seasons. i am not, of course, including gretchen in the realm of any good contestant.

    i dunno. when i do repetitive photoshop or even photography tasks i have braintime to think about this stuff & the more i think about it the more i realize that for real, for really real this season they must be determining outcomes based on dramatic possibility rather than design talent. & the drama is even uglier than the clothes those ugly drama queens design.

  • Anonymous

    Bryce’s garment looks like a smock from a hairdressing salon, only sadder, since it was intended to be fashionable.

  • Anonymous

    I am not quite the fan of any of these looks. Bryce’s material is a little Judy Jetson.  I don’t know what Kimberly was thinking or not thinking.  She must have zoned out for this challenge. She can do better.