PR: Ugly Fabric Faceoff!

Posted on August 23, 2011

We never really understood the drama that comes whenever two designers pick the same fabric for a challenge. Granted, we don’t understand how, in a store the size of Mood, two designers would ever wind up choosing the same fabric, but still. Once the deed is done, what’s the big deal? Sure, you’re in a tense situation, going on little sleep, and prodded by off-screen production assistants to say bitchy things about your competitors, but sometimes these designers act like picking the same fabric as them is some sort of grand insult and devious trick. Just shut up and sew, bitches. The only reason to get upset over someone else’s fabric choice is because you’re worried your design won’t measure up.

Anthony took time out from obsessing over his fabric to do a little online counseling for gay kids. That was awfully sweet of him, but — oh wait. That’s his boyfriend.


We can kind of see why Anthony was so upset about Becky choosing the same fabric. His design sucked.


Maybe “sucked” is too strong a word, but he had to have had an inkling that it wasn’t going to wow anyone.


It’s so strange that of all the beautiful fabrics in MOOD, and faced with a Nina challenge, THIS would be the fabric two designers would fight over. We don’t understand why even ONE designer chose this. Does this look like Nina? Does this look anything but cheap?


If this picture had gotten leaked weeks before the season started, we would have said, “Ah. Clearly the unconventional materials challenge this year is painter’s drop cloths.”


The pieces are fine, if unexciting. We like the collar and the shape of the skirt.


But it was ultimately a pretty disappointing entry from Anthony, who’s been showing promise up till now. And it sure as hell wasn’t worth all the tsuris about fabrics. Engaging in a little armchair reality TV psychoanalysis, we’d bet Anthony’s distress over the fabric was really about his lack of confidence in his design. Because let’s face it…


Becky won this round.


In fact, Becky gets our gold star for the week because her attitude was exactly right. “I don’t know who picked the fabric first. All I know is I better make a killer dress.” Right on, sister.


And she did. It doesn’t really scream Nina in any way; in fact, we can’t imagine her wearing this at all, but it’s sharp and stylish.


And it was a great use of the materials. She didn’t quite manage to make it look expensive, but she made it look stylish and that’s more important.


We loved the bands of dark grey cutting across the dress. They provided some drama, played down the paint splatters, and gave the look a fluid, sexy femininity.


And we thought trimming them out in tiny strips of yellow was brilliant. They added a very subtle pop of color and they framed the stripes nicely.


She didn’t exactly dress it up in the styling – that wiggy hair is mystifying – and a style this youthful(and off-the-rack)-looking would never suit Nina, but in the shitty fabric face-off, she won hands down.

We’re a little disappointed with Anthony, but Becky really pulled it out this week. This goes back to what we said about Teacher’s Pets this season. Sure, the judges seem to like certain designers, but from week to week, you can’t really predict who’s going to shine and who’s going to collapse. We have some idea of who the likely finalists might be, but not nearly as firmly as we normally do at this point in a season.

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke/MyLifetime.com - Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

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  • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

    In most fabric shops (and though I’ve only visited Mood once, I think it was the same), there will often be more than one roll of a fabric.  Either because it’s very popular, or because one roll is getting near to the end, or whatever.  So it’s perfectly possible for two designers to both pick up the same thing.  And I agree, it shouldn’t matter.  Sure, it makes it easier for the judges to compare two designs, but that’s only an issue if you’re a weak designer.  Becky totally won this round.

    • Anonymous

      I think Anthony said Becky grabbed it off the cutting table, which would mean that someone had just had some cut. But, I’m not sure whether what he said was true or whether he was looking for ways to make her the bad guy.

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

        Yeah, but I don’t think Mood closes down for the show — it’d be kind of a pain in the ass to do so, since they’d only be closed for an hour or so, and they’d still have to wait for customers to clear out, etc.  So if she did find it on the cutting table, it could have been cut by another patron who wasn’t with the show.  Or it could have been set there earlier and never returned.  There are plenty of ways other than another PR designer that fabric could end up on a cutting table.  And even if none of those are possible, she would shop in fabric stores a lot, and it maybe didn’t occur to her to question why that roll was out, because under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t matter.

        • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

          Mood opens late on the days Project Runway films. It’s a pain in the ass.

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

            So the PR people come in before everyone else for the day?  That’s handy.

      • Anonymous

        I think Anthony fibbed.

        • Anonymous

          Totally likely. He looked like he was working hard to talk himself into righteous indignation.

    • Anonymous

      I have been to Mood in NY, albeit years before its Project Runway fame, (so things might have changed), but I absolutely found multiple rolls of the same fabric in different places.  I am surprised it doesn’t happen more often.  And agreed, Becky totally won this one.

  • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

    Anthony’s model looks like she hadn’t washed her hair in weeks – yuck! 

    Becky & Clinque’s dresses were my absolute fav – by far

    • Anonymous

      I agree on Becky and Clinque’s being the best…we must have the same taste.

  • scottyf

    T&Lo said…
    “Anthony took time out from obsessing over his fabric to do a little online counseling for gay kids.”

    And with Bronson Pinchot’s son, no less. What a nice guy Anthony is.

  • sweetlilvoice

    I too liked the yellow edging. I thought it was funny that each dress came out right after the other….but that might have been the editing. Anthony’s boyfriend is cute!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that was definitely the editing. In one of the clips on the Lifetime website, they talk about how at least the two dresses were spaced far apart in the runway show. Great for us viewers at home though so we could more easily compare the two dresses (and see how much better Becky’s was).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380079551 Marie Dees

    Sigh, I saw the fabric when they were debating it and thought — do you know you’re both fussing over fabric that screams “a pigeon popped on my dress”

    • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

      I know what you meant, but now I can’t shake the image of a pigeon flying past the model and then suddenly POP!

      Grey and white EVERYWHERE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546029712 Bibiana Beardsley

    I thought Anthony’s skirt looked like the model had gotten the hem caught in her underwear.

    • parissweetheart

      It looks like there’s a shelf for vag products. “Place your tampons here.”

      • Anonymous

        “The Vag Shelf: Pretty and Convenient”

      • Anonymous

        “The Vag Shelf: Pretty and Convenient”

    • http://twitter.com/leslielies Leslie S

      I think this design device is called “pick-ups” … but they should be called “disgusting”

  • Anonymous

    Has there ever been a challenge requiring the designers to use the same fabric?  That would be one way to focus everyone on design (and drama, oh so much drama in the workroom.)

    Interesting that Becky used the fabric with the darker shading to the bottom of the dress and Anthony used it in the reverse direction.  Both of them avoided making the model look bottom heavy which would be a definite possibility with that fabric. 

    • Anonymous

      I like the idea of having everyone use the same fabric. That would be really interesting.

      • Anonymous

        They did have the denim challenge in season 4* (fresh in my mind, having just watched it this weekend), but that’s the only one I can think of off the top of my head. So, yeah, I think it’s a great idea, with something other than denim.

        *I still say the judges were way too hard on Chris March re: his little blue dress.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

          They also had muslin and burlap challenges, but the designers were allowed to dye and manipulate the materials. It would be interesting to have them use all the same materials and have to just depend on style and cut.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, thank you. I forgot about those. The burlap challenge produced some really great results, as I recall.

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

      Well they did a challenge for Diane Von Furstenberg– was it Korto’s season? They used fabric from her current collection. There were several fabrics, but definitely some overlap. But that was the point because it had to fit the collection. I’m sure that’s not the only case but it’s the one I remember. 

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

      Well they did a challenge for Diane Von Furstenberg– was it Korto’s season? They used fabric from her current collection. There were several fabrics, but definitely some overlap. But that was the point because it had to fit the collection. I’m sure that’s not the only case but it’s the one I remember. 

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

      There was the cotton challenge in S1, but they could dye the results. The pre-show muslin challenge that kicked of S2 (that someone else mentioned). And there was that Banana Republic challenge in S1 and the Diane von Furstenburg challenge in S5—both of these the designers were limited to fabrics from BR/DvF’s collections.

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

      There was the cotton challenge in S1, but they could dye the results. The pre-show muslin challenge that kicked of S2 (that someone else mentioned). And there was that Banana Republic challenge in S1 and the Diane von Furstenburg challenge in S5—both of these the designers were limited to fabrics from BR/DvF’s collections.

    • Anonymous

      I did to. and I thought to myself, self–this would be a great challenge–everyone use the same fabric (maybe not so ugly–but still a unique print or something) and see what they come up with. Actually I didn’t find the print all that awful and definitely liked Becky’s take. CC’s jacket was very nice but the skirt was pretty bad.

      • Anonymous

        OH! I like this idea! The same print, even maybe a fabric designed by Jay, winner of Season 1, to promote his fabric line. It reminds me of that season of So You Think You Can Dance where they all did the same solo dance in a white T-shirt and black shorts. You could really see their strengths and weaknesses between each other. Producers, make this same fabric challenge happen!

    • Anonymous

      How about the potato sack challenge?  One of my favorites, but the poor models…

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

        They also had the totally stupid “make a blue dress” challenge for Macy’s in the LA season — they could use different fabrics but everything had to be blue.  (Which if COLOR is actually how Macy’s buyers fill rack space, it kind of explains a lot…)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Waddell/10401341 Heather Waddell

        I had to wear a potato sack once for a play, and watching that episode gave me flashbacks to the utter ichiness of it. And I got to wear a shirt and shorts underneath, I can’t imagine wearing burlap over bare skin and still trying to look fierce.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      That would be a FANTASTIC challenge idea!  I mean, they sort of did have to do that for the muslin challenge (s2) and the burlap challenge (s7) but they were able to dye it.  I’d love to see a challenge where they had to use the exact same like, printed fabric.

    • Anonymous

      this would be a great challenge. once on ANTM all models wore the same dress, a really good idea.

  • Anonymous

    Yes thought Anthony Ryan’s was a real snooze. He should have at least made it a jacket and shown off some construction skills. Becky was far more creative and integrated the materials in a far more organic way

  • Anonymous

    Becky’s was my favorite. Maybe it’s not Nina, but I liked it a whole lot better than the gold Star Trek top that won. I think it would be fun to have a challenge where they all have to work with the same fabric. Then the focus would be on everyone’s actual design and construction skills–or lack thereof.

    • Anonymous

      They kind of did that back in season 2 at the beginning when everyone was given 6 yards of muslin the week before the show started and they had to go from there. And they were forced to work in black and white only in the cocktail dress challenge

      But that would make an excellent challenge

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

        Forgot about that first one. :)

        • Anonymous

          In season one, they also all had to begin with plain white cotton for the Envy challenge. 

          At first I thought I liked Becky’s design better, but now I think I like Anthony’s more.  Sure it’s boring, but I sort of like the simplicity.  I just hate the yellow edging on Becky’s dress. 

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

        Forgot about that first one. :)

    • Anonymous

      They kind of did that back in season 2 at the beginning when everyone was given 6 yards of muslin the week before the show started and they had to go from there. And they were forced to work in black and white only in the cocktail dress challenge

      But that would make an excellent challenge

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

      You mean like muslin, potato sacks or denim?

      • Anonymous

        No–like a cotton or silk or rayon fabric with a print.

        • Anonymous

          Yup. “Normal” fabric. Muslin is easy and I’m not interested in potato sacks or denim. A challenging print like lexxax3 suggested would be a great idea. And no manipulation allowed, no dyeing. 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but I’d like them to be given a great print, given 25 to 50 dollars for fabric or notions and told they can make anything they want out of it with the caveat that if you only use the print as a lining or pocket square you automatically go home.

        • Anonymous

          Good caveat. No one gets to weasel out of using a fabric they don’t like, hate to work with, etc.

    • Anonymous

      Hey Serenitynow02, 

      Great minds….

    • Anonymous

      I think that, if that had been any old “design a pretty dress” challenge, vs. “design something for Nina,” Becky’s dress would have landed in the top.

      Loved it, and would totally wear it despite the fact that I don’t care for yellow clothes.

  • Annie Leung

    I didn’t like that fabric either but I would definitely wear Becky’s dress (or try to) if I saw it on a rack somewhere. 

  • Anonymous

    Hmm not ranking but
    I could see Laura, Viktor, Becky, Clinque  maybe Anya and Bert and Anthony  Ryan 

  • Anonymous

    If this picture had gotten leaked weeks before the season started, we
    would have said, “Ah. Clearly the unconventional materials challenge
    this year is painter’s drop cloths.”

    My husband is a contractor, and his painter drop cloths are far more interesting. 

    • Anonymous

      And–replying to myself here–you have all of Mood to select a fabric and THAT’S  what you pick? Mystifying. 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, it was a weird dynamic, and I agree Becky had the right attitude. Maybe there was a subconscious leaning to a fabric you saw on a table, but so what. By the time they got to the work room there was no changing it.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, it was a weird dynamic, and I agree Becky had the right attitude. Maybe there was a subconscious leaning to a fabric you saw on a table, but so what. By the time they got to the work room there was no changing it.

  • MilaXX

    Worse than Anthony’s ugly top was the crime against humanity done to his model’s hair.

    I liked Becky’s dress, esp the yellow trim, but again, not a Nina dress.

  • MilaXX

    Worse than Anthony’s ugly top was the crime against humanity done to his model’s hair.

    I liked Becky’s dress, esp the yellow trim, but again, not a Nina dress.

  • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

    Tarp with paint splatters is exactly what I thought too. Not a great fabric, and so not Nina, but I liked Becky’s design too.

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

    Anthony joins Danielle in the group who designed a day-to-evening look that took a quiet bank teller from the office to a Lean Cuisine dinner in front of HGTV’s Design Star.

    Really liked Becky’s. It could be a day-to-evening look for someone fashionable, but younger (and poorer) than Nina Garcia. Way to mitigate a questionable fabric choice! Still not convinced she’s nutso, TLo.

    • Anonymous

      “a day-to-evening look that took a quiet bank teller from the office to a Lean Cuisine dinner in front of HGTV’s Design Star.”

      OK, that’s really funny.

  • Joe J

    Honestly, the first thing that came to my mind with this particular print was “bird droppings”.  I would have assumed this fabric was in some prominently-displayed 99-cent clearance bin near the front of the store, which would explain how two designers wound up with it.

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

    Becky produced a pretty great dress.  I’d buy it, though I wouldn’t buy it for Nina.  And I don’t think Anthony Ryan’s had any egregious sins — it was just dull more than anything else.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZHWCV5QUMLSECZBSVVFDZFSN5U Kenta S

    Becky I always thought was kinduva Peach 2.0, but I figured her more as a “Peach 1.5″. This was hands-down the best she’s done, and I hope she continues in this vein.

  • Anonymous

    I am liking Becky more and more.  I like her attitude, and she has skills.  Go Becky! 

  • Anonymous

    I actually don’t hate the fabric….but I think it’s because I prefer neutrals.  They might have picked it because it is slightly referential to the McQueen spatter dress.  That said, if it were pigeon poop….the contrasts would be reversed…in this case asphalt pooping on pigeon poop.

    But no mind.

    • Anonymous

      It would be like designing in Backward-Bizzaro World.

  • Lies L.

    I have to say, I’m really liking Becky. I thought she was going to be the pointedly alternative drama queen of the heap, but so far she seems sensible and down to earth, and a pretty good designer. Definitely preferred her dress over Anthony’s.

  • Anonymous

    Laura Bennett said on her blog that it would be easy for 2 designers to choose the same fabric.  There are bolts displayed at the end of the aisles to catch the eye of a desperate designer in a time crunch.  I watched Becky closely to see if I could catch a glimpse of the craziness waiting to come out that TLo alluded to last week.  She does kind of sit back and profundicate in her interviews, and I think I caught a mad glint in her eye.  Otherwise, she said the right things this week and outdesigned Anthony, although I also thought his look was kind of cute.  His boy friend seems, um, a tad young.

    • Anonymous

      profundicate–what a great word!!! I’m definitely adopting that.

      • Anonymous

        I know!  I use it sparingly but sometimes it’s just right. 

        • Anonymous

          Better to profundicate than spit out annoying catch phrases!

        • Anonymous

          Better to profundicate than spit out annoying catch phrases!

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

      Especially when you’re looking for a print in such neutral tones because it’s for Nina.

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      Sounds like a Tim Gunn word.  I have added it to my vocabulary, thanks!

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

    I’m liking that there is no pet. Keeps me guessing for sue. I wouldn’t have predicted, but it looks like Becky may be in it for the long haul. 

  • Anonymous

    I think that someone at some point said this fabric looked like they’d gotten splashed with gutter water from a passing taxi. That was hilarious. Such an ugly fabric.

    I didn’t like what Anthony did at all. Snooze-ville.

    I didn’t even remember what Becky had made, although I remember it had yellow piping somewhere on it. Seeing the pictures again, I like her dress quite a lot. I don’t think it addressed the challenge very well, but it’s a cute dress and very wearable. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

    I loved Becky’s dress.  And I bet Nina could pull it off, regardless if it’s HER or not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

    I loved Becky’s dress.  And I bet Nina could pull it off, regardless if it’s HER or not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

    Yeah, Becky’s dress is a killer. Not for Nina, but killer nevertheless. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

    If Anthony had turned the fabric upside, it would have been a more expected use of the fabric, but it also would have been more interesting to me. The gray on top and bottom with the white in the middle doesn’t make any sense. The way Becky broke it up was cool. Anthony picked it for effect but then used it very lazily.

  • Anonymous

    I like Anthony’s more than you do. I agree it isn’t earth shaking, and he clearly planned for the fabric to do all  the work, but it is well made. I like the streamlined top with the funky pleats on the skirt. I don’t think it wowed anyone, but it isn’t horrible.

    Becky did take this round, though. She made good use of the fabric. Also, I think making panels like that could be really tricky and could wrong very easily. So, her tailoring was good, too.

    I love how the editors/producers tried to make a few catfights stick this week, but they couldn’t. The cheating thing and the fabric brouhaha were really nothing. Even Bert seems to have calmed down. Wonder what kind of drama they’ll try to manufacture next week?

    • Anonymous

      It looks like someone collapses during some running thing they do, so perhaps that’s the drama?

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps. It looked to be Olivier, so the drama could be along the lines of Derek Zoolander’s, “I have the black lung, Papa. [cough cough]“

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

    I don’t know why this fabric appealed to either Anthony or Becky, because it does look like either a painter’s drop cloth or fabric that had the misfortune to be under a flock of pooping birds.  This round does go to Becky. I don’t know whether she’ll go the distance to the finals, but she knew what she needed to to stay in the game.

  • Anonymous

    Becky’s was one of my favorites. And now I understand her whole thing about bright colored linings, which frankly seemed psycho in the audition videos. She likes that tiny pop.

    (Edited: At first I said “this” instead of “Becky’s. Anthony’s was so bland that by the time I’d finished reading, I’d already forgotten it.)

    • Anonymous

      I like designers who pay attention to linings–it’s something that only the person wearing the garment can appreciate, so it’s nice they put in the extra effort.
       

  • Anonymous

    becky did a great job. I love the grey and yellow. Anthony’s was fug. He must have been thrown off his game by his child bride.

  • Anonymous

    I can understand how two designers might want to use the same fabric, especially if it is a challenge with certain dictates (like “make something black and white”) but…Mood hardly ever has two rolls of the same fabric out. There’s a big storeroom where they keep their excess inventory. I have often asked if they have more of something and they always have to go to the storeroom to check. I have also had fabric cut, seen them prop the roll up by the cutting table with a bunch others when they are finished, and then seen that roll still there, days later. The service at Mood is, shall we say, notoriously not the best. I can’t imagine in the context of having to cut fabrics for 12 designers in half an hour that they are returning fabrics to the shelves right after they are used. Why would they? And that means, basically, one of them found it and had it cut first while the other one saw it by the cutting table and decided they also wanted a few yards. (That being said, there are always rolls by the cutting table, so they might not have known it was one of the PR contestants who had recently had it cut.) Since Anthony said he pulled it and told Becky he’d already had it cut while Becky played the “I don’t knowwwwwwww who had it first?” card, I’m guessing Anthony had it first.
     
    But…I don’t really care, even if someone intentionally uses a fabric they see in another designer’s hand. Fabric is fabric, it is not a design. I have Betsey Johnson silks I’ve purchased at Mood that I’ve seen used for finished tops in her stores, but somehow I doubt she’s gonna be pissed about the pajama pants I made out of them. Far more of a design is the actual design component itself, not the fabric, as evidenced by these two outfits looking nothing alike. The fabric is not very Nina but I could see it maybe working. I didn’t think it was ugly. But I definitely agree Becky won this showdown. I would actually probably wear this dress, but would have liked to see the piping in a better color than that yellow though.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t understand why either one of them would pick this fabric. And wasn’t the very last directive to all of the designers -” Nina doesn’t want to see an all grey runway”? or something like that.
    Both are too short and too speckly  and too grey. Becky’s is a little more Nina, but not much.

    • Anonymous

      It seems to me there was quite a bit of grey on the runway, as if the designers thought Tim said, “Nina wants to see lots of boring, grey designs”, instead of the exact opposite of that.

      • Anonymous

        Agree–it was either mourning dove gray or really bad green.  Not the colors I’d pick for Nina.

  • Anonymous

    There’s something about Becky I like. I thought the pop of yellow was brilliant.

  • Anonymous

    Miss Becky can sew. The stilt-walker jacket and now this? I’m keeping an eye on this one.

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      I also loved the grey zipper treatment, it added just a tiny little element that was unexpected.  I think she’s really talented, her dress was probably my favorite in that episode.

  • Anonymous

    I hate that splatter fabric, but I really love Becky’s design. I’m trying to imagine in a variety of different colors — maybe purple and green, maybe gold and black. i think the design is real winner. I also like the little cap sleeves. Wrong fabric but really cute.

    The only redeeming thing about Anthony’s design is the skirt but I think even that is too short. Curious about all the short short skirts on the runway. I remember Nina saying not to make the skirts too short. She’s not Heidi after all!

    • Anonymous

      I’d like Anthony’s skirt more if it didn’t have a butt pleat in the back and that little pouch in the front. I’m not crazy about either as it is (I don’t understand why that front pouch is so popular lately); using both details is one detail too far.

      Also, if ever there was proof that poor styling can hurt a look – The hair on Anthony’s model is horrible. My niece and all her friends wore their hair like that when she was in high school, in 1982. I hated it then. What in hell in going on in the hairstyling room this season? Have drugs made a comeback among hairdressers?

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

    That’s actually not his boyfriend, he introduced him as his Fiance.

  • Susan Foster

    Fabric reminds me of cookies ‘n cream ice cream.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EI67WHHIS6PQKV4YVDYAKKLIUY John Ridner

    Wonder how Anthony’s top would look with the dark portion of the gradation at the bottom? That would be my first inclination. Much like interior design, I would think you would want darker colors towards the bottom to act as an anchor of sorts….

    • Anonymous

      One of my favorite casual outifts is a black sweated with a B&W  herrinbone skirt. 
      In summer I like white jeans with a colorful or black top.   

      Even in interior design, while I do love my black hardwood floors with silver and white striped walls, I also live a light floor with dramitic walls (and while trim.  

      Just saying that “Not ALways” applies to that last comment

  • Anonymous

    I really liked Becky’s dress, and while the fabric isn’t my favorite fabric ever, I think it has some interest to it if used well. Becky’s master stroke was the yellow piping–that signature almost-hidden-color thing she does. It made all the difference. Anthony’s was just a bore.

    A few people suggested a future challenge in which all the designers have to work with the same fabric.  As long as they’re given a pittance and allowed to buy notions and small lengths of other fabric at Mood, I think it’s a great idea.  It would let the designers create outfits that display their point of view–without the restrictions of designing for Nina or Heidi or a giant fire-eater or day-to-evening–and the runway show would be fabulous!  BM–take note!

    • Anonymous

      I think they should have a challenge to design with the same fabric, for a fire-eater on stilts. Make that fire-eater Nina or Heidi, and I think we have a winner!

      • Anonymous

        Make it a team challenge and THEN I think we’ve got ourselves a winner! :)

    • Anonymous

      This is a really interesting idea.  

    • Anonymous

      I like the idea of a same fabric challenge too.  the designers could demonstrate their individual styles and individual styling point of view with everything else being equal

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think the fabric was that bad, and I really like how Becky used the print in her dress.

    As far as Anthony’s goes, the top is a bit T Tahahi at Macys-eque…which is to say, probably the kind of generic top I’d buy and wear to work.  So, doable, imo, just not as well done,stylish or interesting as Becky’s.

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

    Noooo, Anthony’s skirt made his model look like she had a flabby, saggy pooch.

  • Judy_J

    Becky’s design was clearly better, but I gotta question their taste in picking that awful fabric.  It practically screams 1990.

  • Toni Mitt

    Becky’s dress was impecibly made!  The fabric insets match up perfectly at the seams, the yellow piping is done really well, and it’s a cute dress–excellent for daytime.  I just wonder how this could be jazzed up for evening, though.  The fabric (is it jersey) seems so casual. 
    Anyway–well done! 
    Anthony’s was just odd.  Totally under-designed wrap top with u=an ugly skirt.  Hate the pick-ups.  
    And–yikes! his boyfriend looks like a middle-school student!   But then, so does Anthony!

    • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

      Even as an evening look, it would still have a bit of an edge to it, but with the right black pumps, a casual updo, and a killer bangle, I think it could work. I’d wear it. Dunno about Nina, however.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      How are you defining impeccable?  Because the lines on that thing are sloppy as hell, and the fabric is pulling everywhere.

  • Anonymous

    I love the little yellow detail in Becky’s dress and I think the fabric is perfect for her design.  The issue of who found the fabric first, which everyone including Heidi seemed obsessed with, would be important if they were in 3rd grade, but for adults it seems really silly.

  • Anonymous

    TLo said: “We can kind of see why Anthony was so upset about Becky choosing the same fabric. His design sucked.”

    Anthony’s desin: I do not think his designed sucked; It just wasn’t a dseign for Nina.  Let me tell you who this desihn is for…TampaBay.  I work for an engineering company and I could wear this design to work.  Just add a jacket and sensible heels and I have a work outfit.  Take off the jacket, add statement platform heels and wild earrings and I have an after 5:00 PM look.

    TLo sid: “In fact, Becky gets our gold star for the week because her attitude was exactly right. “I don’t know who picked the fabric first. All I know is I better make a killer dress.”

    Becky’s Design:  This is a killer dress I could wear to work with a jacket and black sensible heels.  Take off the black sensible heels and add a pair of killer yellow statement shoes and I am ready for happy hour.

    Of all the designs for this challege, these two are my favorites.  I would but them both.

    • Anonymous

      BTB, as a Yankee engineering sister, I had the same thoughts re. Anthony Ryan’s dress.  Hey, you wouldn’t even see the stains when we throw drinks at each other for wearing the same dress!

  • Anonymous

    That fabric looks like they took one of those cowhide rugs and made clothes out of it.
    I thought Anthony’s outfit was very cute and all, but nothing that’s going to win a design competition. Nothing that makes you think, wow what a great designer he is!
    I agree that Becky’s was much better. At least there was some design that went into it. It may not be a Nina dress, but it’s pretty cute. I’ll bet Heidi would wear it.

  • Susan Crawford

    (You know, I think you boyz have hit on a PERFECT idea for a future PR challenge. Why not give ALL the designers the exact same fabric and then sit back and watch the total bitching chaos that would result? Tee-hee.)

     I’ve been to Mood, and it is so ginormous that it seemed odd to me that two PR designers would end up with the same fabric, but in a season thus far almost completely devoid of any actual drama, this will have to do. And you called it perfectly, T Lo: Becky was the clear winner in this match-up. (I’m counting on little miss blue-hair to bring it when the competition gets wilder. Behind that sweet little round face, I sense there might be a V-Lizard lurking.)

    • Anonymous

      Love this idea of challenge using the same fabric. Reminds me of the newspaper challenge from years ago. That produced some pretty fabulous looks.

    • Anonymous

      Hey, There have been other posters here who’ve been to G Street in DC….  The one at Seven Corners, for example…. Does anyone know how Mood compares to G Street in size and variety?

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t been on the Becky train yet, but have now reconsidered. This dress is very cute, stylish and modern. She actually added more interest to the graphic by creating stipes. My favorite part is the yellow trim which is very subtle, but powerful. Her model’s hair is a bit wiggy, but not all that distracting.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t Anthony say he was color blind?  I have to say, the grey in the top and the grey in the skirt don’t look like a match. 

  • Anonymous

    Becky’s dress reminds me of that clothing brand in the late 1980s/early 1990s that sold tubes of fabric that if you pulled it over your hips could be a skirt, or if you yanked it up could be a tube top, or if you stretched it out could be a dress. Another tube of fabric would be the belt or the scarf. 

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

      Units!!

      • Anonymous

        Embarassed  to admit it, but I bought a Units “ensemble”.  Thanks heavens no pictures exist of me wearing it.  Sounded good at the time…

  • Anonymous

    No Nina to be found anywhere in either garment.  I’m thinking maybe a lot of these people were a bit shellshocked by three uncoventional challenges in a row.  (Remember during the LA Fiasco when we’d long for just ONE somewhere?)

    Anthony’s is disappointing, and I hope he steps it up again.  As for Becky, for some reason I can’t get Michael Kors saying “Becky Home-ecky” out of my head.  Not that she’s earned the moniker, but it is disturbing.  Make it stop!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

    Becky’s dress was definitely better than Anthony Ryan’s.  But the fabric is still ugly.

  • Anonymous

    This fabric looked better on the roll than it did once it was turned into clothes. It’s sort of the flip side of Andre’s gorgeous dress that was inspired by a puddle of dirty water.

    Why, I repeat, why did almost no one listen to the directives for this challenge? And has no one watched previous seasons? I might not take notice to Nina’s style, but it seems to me that designers would automatically make note of it. It should be seared into their brains if they’ve been watching faithfully. There were some nice designs on the runway, but very little of it had anything to do with Nina.

    I do like Becky’s dress though, and I love her. I hope she does well, by which I means “kicks ass from here on in”. Anthony is another of my favorites, so I’m putting this down to a misstep on his part. I guess he was distracted after talking to his 12 year old fiance.

  • Anonymous

    I think the most baffling question posed this season of PR is “who is styling the hair this season and have they ever brushed hair that was growing out of a human head before?”. 
    Aychiwowah!

    • Anonymous

      That must be the first time I’ve ever seen Ewok-speak in written form.  Love it!

    • Anonymous

      That must be the first time I’ve ever seen Ewok-speak in written form.  Love it!

    • Anonymous

      That must be the first time I’ve ever seen Ewok-speak in written form.  Love it!

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

      Agree about the hair and the makeup. Their not doing that product any good. And those models! 
      They’re awful for the most part. I don’t remember even noticing the models before, except for that psycho Jay had in the first season.

  • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

    I wanted to see Nina in Becky’s outfit.

  • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

    Go, Becky! Go, Becky!

  • http://twitter.com/RachelGCarroll Rachel Carroll

    I agree Becky won the round and the all of the tension (what my 10 year old calls adults behaving badly) seemed to be just for the sake of drama.  What I am really wondering about, seeing these pictures again, is why do all the models this season seem pissed off all the time on the runway?  I have yet to see one of them smile or even look like they are selling a look.  Are the runways filmed before they have had enough cigarettes and Red Bull to get them through?  Is it because they must be so freakin’ hungry?  But I digress… Ugly weird fabric choice smackdown definitely goes to Becky!

  • Anonymous

    I can see exactly why they picked this.  Nina doesn’t like prints, she likes contrast and neutral colors.  This fits the bill in a semi-interesting way.  

  • Anonymous

    I can see exactly why they picked this.  Nina doesn’t like prints, she likes contrast and neutral colors.  This fits the bill in a semi-interesting way.  

  • Anonymous

    You have to at least congratulate Anthony for not having ripped off McQueen or Gucci, right?  Because this is nothing that any designer would cop to having put down the runway.  ugh.

    I’ve been liking Becky to go far, which seems to be a minority view within the Minion Opinionate.  I liked this dress a lot and the use of the paint dropcloth.

    • Pennymac

      I really like “The Minion Opinionate” Wonder how I can work it into my professional vocabulary?

      • Lisa

        I agree, “Minion Opinionate” is pretty awesome, and I’m a Becky fan as well!

  • Anonymous

    To me, Becky’s dress is so much cuter than Clinique’s from yesterday. Anthony’s is just OK. I don’t hate the fabric, but then I’m the one who used to say to myself (back when I first started watching PR in season 3), what, *are all these designers allergic to prints?*

    But neither Anthony or Becky listened to the challenge. What on earth about either of these looks says day to evening?? or Nina?? Regular office wear all the way.

  • James Levinsohn

    Re: TLO. Although I agree that it’s harder to tell in previous seasons than in others who will be a finalist, I definitely have some ideas (which we may share.) I think that Laura, Anya, and Kimberly have the highest chances of being in the finals…they show the most resourcefulness, have won or been top three in one or more challenges, etc. They also all seem like they have the appropriate energy. I think Laura has really good construction skills and instincts about the show more than any design originality…the former two characteristics would get her into the finals. Anya’s lack of sewing skills will probably hinder her at some point, but I think it may just create drama, as opposed to getting her out.
    I think that, after them, Anthony, Victor, and Becky have a chance. Victor’s getting a bitch edit, though, and Michael Kors hit the nail on the head about his designs when talking about his dress for Nina this week: they’re “now” (very 2006-2010) but not “future”, or thinking forward into what’s coming in fashion in this decade. Dresses with details like his Roland Mouret knockoff have proliferated widely in the past few years. He also seems to favor slutty in some instances, which isn’t a point in his favor. Anthony is similar to Victor in that his designs are “now”, and certainly well-made, but not thinking forward to the future. Part of this, of course, is that his designs are unoriginal. He also doesn’t seem like he can always execute his design visions independently, or think through projects well. Becky’s star is definitely rising, although I’m not sure she has the stamina/emotional resilience/flamboyance of design and presentation to make it through to the finals.
    Then, Bert, Olivier, and Joshua McKinley. Joshua produces good garments, but he’s limited because he can’t get rid of the theatrical flashiness. Nevertheless, he will probably make it fairly far because of his flair (both as a designer and person.) Bert’s chances are low, but he might be able to squeak by until the end on construction skills. Olivier is too young and his work isn’t varied enough, his personality isn’t distinctive enough, etc…
    Then, Danielle, Cecilia, and Bryce. All of them have no chance, IMO, for various reasons, at getting into the finals or close: bad attitude, chiffon fixation and weak personality, bad designs, etc…

     

    • Anonymous

      Jay, winner of Season 1, never won one challenge.

    • Anonymous

      Jay, winner of Season 1, never won one challenge.

  • Amanda in Austin

    I like the paint-splatter fabric.  I agree that Becky won in the battle of the fabric. Hers was my favorite look of all of the designs that night.

  • Amanda in Austin

    I like the paint-splatter fabric.  I agree that Becky won in the battle of the fabric. Hers was my favorite look of all of the designs that night.

  • Anonymous

    I would’ve put Becky in the top 3 and taken out Anya.  No one would ever wear a backless jumpsuit to work, but they could definitely wear Becky’s dress.  Even though it’s not the best day-to-evening look, I can see it converting to evening much better than Anthony Ryan’s look.

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

      I have more problems with the “jumpsuit” part than the “backless” part.  I know plenty of women who wear a LOT of backless in the summer, either because they don’t need a bra or they were an adhesive bra.  I can believe it could be worn to work, in certain limited environments.  But a jumpsuit requires one to strip down completely to pee — who wants to have to do that both all day AND all night?  (In fact, the total reason why I don’t wear rompers or jumpsuits.  That and my husband would mock me the whole time for wearing oversized toddler clothes, as he calls them:)

  • Anonymous

    I would’ve put Becky in the top 3 and taken out Anya.  No one would ever wear a backless jumpsuit to work, but they could definitely wear Becky’s dress.  Even though it’s not the best day-to-evening look, I can see it converting to evening much better than Anthony Ryan’s look.

  • Anonymous

    I would’ve put Becky in the top 3 and taken out Anya.  No one would ever wear a backless jumpsuit to work, but they could definitely wear Becky’s dress.  Even though it’s not the best day-to-evening look, I can see it converting to evening much better than Anthony Ryan’s look.

  • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

    I really, really love the dress.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s the deal:  I don’t care if Becky is secretly a crazy, cat lady; this bitter kitten likes her. 

    • Lisa

      Here here!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FXRMDP4UIS3GTQ6ZW3L5Z2OQAE Oxy

    The fabric may be ugly, but it’s sort of an ombre effect, which the judges went crazy for a few weeks back.  Agree that Becky made the better outfit.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FXRMDP4UIS3GTQ6ZW3L5Z2OQAE Oxy

    The fabric may be ugly, but it’s sort of an ombre effect, which the judges went crazy for a few weeks back.  Agree that Becky made the better outfit.  

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they both decided the fabric would be perfect for the banner ads on top of NYC taxi cabs as it wouldn’t show the bird droppings. I don’t think many of them thought about how their designs would look on the banners at all. 

  • Anonymous

    I actually love this fabric. And yes, Becky won this round, but I didn’t hate Anthony’s, I thought it was one of the better entries this week. The skirt is pretty cool.

  • Anonymous

    Becky for the easy win. This is a cute stylish dress. I would have had it in the top three instead of Anya’s flat jumpsuit. Even though it is too causal for the day to night and not Nina’s style, it shows good design choices. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/chloe.stabler Chloe Stabler

    I actually really like the fabric design, if not the material it was made on (maybe if it was white instead of light grey).  But there are proper ways to handle a print like this.  Anthony’s look almost worked for me, but emphasis on the almost.  I felt like the top, with some small design changes, could’ve really worked.  Hated the skirt though.  Just does not work with that print.  Becky’s, though, is great.  Adding the graphic elements really makes the fabric sing.  Pop of color?  Great idea.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

    Wait, what? Are you guys on CRACK?  Sure, Anthony Ryan’s design was fairly bland, but Becky’s looked like something a four year old would design–there’s barely any design in it, other than those heinous yellow strips.  Drawing big, ugly, diagonal lines on a basic shift dress does not a design make.  Not only that, but it was pulling ALL OVER THE PLACE.  I will commend Becky for her attitude this week, but I thought that this dress could have easily landed in the bottom.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      Also, I think it’s bizarre that after complaining about the ‘make a pretty dress’ challenges the past three seasons, that you guys basically just commended Becky for not doing anything design related other than making a ‘pretty’ (and I use that word ironically) dress.

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

        It’s not that we hate pretty dresses — it’s that it was boring when the ONLY thing they even had a chance to make were pretty dresses.

        • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

          That’s valid–the challenges this season have definitely been significantly better.  That said, Becky seems to approach them from a very ‘make a pretty dress’ standard, and her dress still looked awfully student-y to me–the kind of dress you design for your first fashion project that your teacher says he’s seen a million times before from student work.

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

            Yeah, I’ve approved of the challenges this season.  My concern is that either a) all of the challenges going forward are going to be normal clothes challenges because they spun all the weird ones out too early, or b) the whole season is going to be odd-ball challenges.  (No pun intended)

            I love the slightly screwy challenges, but I want to see what they can do in a more practical challenge as well.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like either.  Like the idea of Becky’s dress but the fabric is too odff-putting.  Looks dingy.  Definitely not something the uber clean and crisp Nina would wear. 

  • Anonymous

    I really loved Becky’s dress. But it was too young for Nina, otherwise I think it should have been in Top 3 contention.

  • Anonymous

    Call me tacky, but I can envisage this with a few embellishments thrown here or there. Good on them for recognising that Nina would never go for that, but…. I think it would elevate Becky’s just a smidge and Anthony’s it would make look somewhat more 1980′s.

  • Anonymous

    What I found interesting was the fact that, even if they did end up with the same fabric, the result was the two opposites of a spectrum.
    Anthony’s top and Becky’s bottom. It made me smile because the effect is the opposite : A good, top impression from Becky’s and a bleh one from Anthony.
    And Becky is getting more and more love from me : right, cautious attitude, good ideas, nice design. But I think that dress would have made a better impact with another fabric than the “blotched” one (is that a existing word ? I’m not sure it conveys exactly what I mean but I’m in too much a hurry to check, I apologize for the bad english). I still liked it seeing it on the runway.
    On the opposite, I viewed Anthony as a fish out of water, hysterically flapping his arms around, claiming he was being sabotaged. Calm down, kiddo !

    On a far less amused note, I’m a little annoyed by the direction the show is taking. OK, there is way too many designers to focus on everyone right now, but we barely saw anything from the vast middle : no tête à  tête with Nina, no sketch, no fabric choice, no cutting, no sewing. You could almost believe this episode was about 6 designers and the other ones were there for stunts or as decoy (the no drama fabricgate : why give it so much importance if it wasn’t going to be an issue for more than 5 minutes ?).
    So it was a no brainer as to who was going to be on the bottom (I thought : Kimberley, Cecilia and Julie or maybe Viktor. Wrong on two of them). On the other hand, for the one on top, well, except on the runway we didn’t see much of the other that it was all tied up. And I wasn’t that excited by the entries we did see before the runway. I didn’t think Viktor, Anya and Kimberley were contenders for the win, even if i quite liked Anya’s.
    Weird episode. Best “design for…” challenge ever (oh, the fear in their eyes !!!!), but weird editing.
     

  • Anonymous

    You’re too kind. I thought both dresses sucked.

  • Anonymous

    I’m wondering if Becky’s dress were in a different color, it would suit Nina….. maybe rust with gold piping….. or blue with silver or black piping…..

  • Anonymous

    Loved Becky’s dress. I didn’t understand how it didn’t recieve any praise. It was so much better than the green dress and the green blouse. I liked it better than the winning outfit.

  • Lisa

    Yeah, absolutely, Becky mopped up the floor with that bitchly little weener!

  • Anonymous

    Anthony’s outfit was a non-event for the most part. It was neither bad nor good – deservedly in the middle. The drama over the same fabric (which is such a strange fabric for there to be drama over) was also a non-event, but as I recall the specifics of it, Anthony had the fabric out on the table to be cut and he assumed that Becky had taken it from the table (and hence actually taken it from him, sort of), which is slightly more understandable to be concerned with, but still rather silly. Becky’s dress was also deservedly in the middle. It’s far too youthful for the challenge, and would look much better without that print, unsurprisingly. In any case, neither look suits Nina and neither is particularly well-suited to a day-to-evening look.

  • Mariah J

    Totally agree. Anthony’s sucked and Becky’s I loved. I do agree that they were stupid to pick that fabric, Nina would never wear anything in that fabric…I on the other hand…

  • Anonymous

    I like Becky.

  • Anonymous

    Girls, if your going to fight over a fabric, make it a worthy fabric.  This was like “OMG!  She totally has the same microwave hot pocket as I do for lunch!  Copycat!”
    I loved becky’s dress, I thought it was a wonderful, flattering design.  I could see nina in it but done up in different fabrics. Like a great gray fabric with the bands done in leather.

  • Anonymous

    When I saw the  BF I thought  “HEEEEY! It’s FREEEEEEEED!”

  • Anonymous

    I kinda loved Becky’s dress and I could see Nina in it.

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

    the first thing that struck me about this challenge is that they only gave them two hundred bucks to complete it.

    in the world of fabric, this is something like a peasant’s pittance. in the world of fabric in los angeles, a store that is more or less the equivalent of mood is called f&s fabrics. so many fabrics in there cost more than two hundred bucks a yard. many more cost around a hundred bucks–& you might do okay, but you wont do nina-worthy, i dont think, for less than fifty. the budget they gave them, particularly in respect to the client, was something like scary.

    okay, so theres that.

    as for these two:
    becky’s not nutty, she has some talent, from what we’ve seen so far her talent lies largely in her subtleties, ie: linings, yellow trim, etc & ect. & she can sew. she made the better dress here.
    AR gave the poor model the hips of a baggy mushroom. i remember watching her walk & thinking: no, absolutely not, no never. something like that. but his trim is good here as well. tho he is more derivative than becky.
    neither of them made something nina would wear. ever. not age twelve, not age twenty, not now, not ever. oh heavens.

    even i cant pick the finalists here, & i’m usually good at that sort of thing. i think it’s hard to do cos all but this challenge havent really showcased what they can do in fashion but, instead, largely only in costume, whether anyone likes it or not. i would like to see them make some more interesting garments–conceptual would be more than fine–but no more stilts &, sadly, not even any more cavies. & i especially do not wanna watch them run a relay. who the h-e-doubletoothpicks cares what i want? but still.

  • Anonymous

    I thought  Becky’s design kicked Anthony’s skiny little butt. I didn’t like him before this challenge and his mean girl bitch session w/ Clinique about Fabricgate sealed it for me. And that HP product placement, I mean impromptu, heartfelt video call to his boyfriend, was just gah.

  • http://badkittyknits.blogspot.com KittyKnits

    I rather liked both uses of the fabric, as in “I would wear that,” not “Nina would wear that.”  Rather, I liked Anthony’s top, but not the skirt (I don’t need more bumps around my hips and thighs, thanks).  But Becky’s dress is definitely sleeker.  I thought the paint-splatter fabric was kind of cute and fun, but maybe I’m just missing those 80s designs sported by Barbie & the Rockers here:  http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EujHsBedVxI/SH4JgHOOMsI/AAAAAAAAAUw/vt-_US4KntY/s400/knrockersfash1.jpg

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

      To be honest, nothing walked that runway that made me say “Nina would wear that.”

  • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

    I loved Becky’s dress. I’d happily wear it myself.

  • narita_rayna

    since anthony has had his hand in a couple of ‘look-a-likes’ so far this season, im calling this his tribute to liz claibourne.  it was a blah office-ready design rendered in fabrics no one wants to wear.  totally not nina.  becky did alright for herself this week.  the design of her dress was a lot more interesting.  and, had it been done in a nicer set of fabrics, it could have been pretty hot.  

    youre right about the lack of favorites.  right now, it’s still wide open & im curious to see what they will all come up with, week to week.

  • http://twitter.com/hillaryblock Hillary Block

    i really liked the fabric. and i would’ve stolen becky’s dress right off that model

  • Anonymous

    I loved Becky’s dress. She definitely won the round.