PR: Judging the Judges

Posted on September 30, 2011

Here’s some judging: WE HATE YOU YOU’RE STUPID GOODBYE.

Aw, we can’t stay mad. We can, however, judge.

Nina is wearing a Miu Miu dress.


It’s chic and breezy in that summer kind of way. Love the edginess added by the dog collar necklace. The shoes could have been a little more visually interesting, though. Score: 7.5/10.



Look, there are bandage dresses and then there are dresses that literally look like the wearer is wrapped in bandages. We can’t deny she looked pretty sharp in this when she was standing on the runway, though. We like the shoes, but never really like it when she wears her hair so tightly pulled back. Score: 7.5/10.



Well, it looks like the regular judges done got showed up again by the actress/socialite. New girl brought it. Could have taken off one piece of jewelry, though. This outfit might not be to everyone’s tastes, but it’s put the hell together. She looks like a fashion editor. And she smartly wore a skirt that not only looks a little ’70s, but can be bought at Piperlime. Clever girl.   Score: 8.5/10.

For shame, Nina and Heidi. For shame.

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for myLifetime.com]

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  • Anonymous

    I HATED the dog collar necklace on Nina. I thought it looked juvenile and out of place.

    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      Didn’t like it, either. I kept looking at it, not even noticing the dress she had on. Thanks TLo for the up close look!

      Heidi’s dress is meh. And I’m also with TLo about Heidi’s hairstyle. Not a fan of the tight bun. I mean, she doesn’t look bad with it but it just ages her. She looks so much softer with her bouncy wavy hair.

      Olivia’s outfit was cute. Something I would wear. Too much necklaces, though.

      • Anonymous

        Like some people have their power suit, I think this is Heidi’s power hair. It just gives her this fabulous bitch diva vibe and I love it. It isn’t soft, or young, but it’s commanding and severe. Sexy in its own way, imho.

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

          Well said!  I hate that dress, but as severe as her hair looks, she has a beautiful face and that style really shows it off.

    • Anonymous

      Me too!  It was all I could focus on.  Between the S&M dog collar and her apparent attraction to Vikings, I’m starting to wonder about our Nina….

    • Anonymous

      Me too. Plus her hair looks like cocker spaniel hair. So many the dog tags were appropriate

    • Anonymous

      My wife said, “Did Nina’s Mistress make her wear that collar?”

  • Anonymous

    Yes, but TLo, why didn’t you judge that GOD awful Rose Nylund black/gray floweredy thing Heidi was wearing at the top of the show? ICK!

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      Yes, T Lo, you should, because I kind of liked that dress, if I am remembering it right.

  • Anonymous

    Violenty disagree on this one–Nina looks way more chic! The socialite looks like she walked into the bargain basement blindfolded and pulled the first skirt and blouse she came across on the racks…then stopped by the jewelry department, still with her blindfold on.

    • Anonymous

      yup

      • Anonymous

        Totes. I don’t know what happened with Palermo. Since ‘The City’ wrapped, she’s been dressing sort of mumsy and color-blind.

        I guess she liked the free Piperlime swag better than Guess. (Can’t say I blame her. How does that store stay in business with the extravagantly-priced stretch polyester?)

  • Anonymous

    WHile I agree with NGFDMCM and Frau Seal I had the impression that the guest judge was my elementary school teacher from 1976.

    • Anonymous

      She was doing her best interpretation of the Piperlime wall.

    • Anonymous

      My spinster elementary school teacher!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that’s the vibe I was getting too.

  • Anonymous

    I disagree, I’d give Nina the win.

    • Anonymous

      I thought Nina’s look was the best as well. Dog collar and all.

  • Anonymous

    I just checked and Berts dress sold out. Anyas still available. Suck it Anya!

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      Even with the cheap, substitution aglets. Well done, you old coot.

      • Anonymous

        I liked Bert’s dress – it’s simple, stylish, elegant, and looks like something a woman could wear anywhere.

        Truthfully, I preferred Anya’s $11 wonder (yes, even with the chewing gum colored top made of muslin!) to what she did once she had some actual money. Normally I really like Anya’s mix of color and resortwear ease – but that pantsuit looked like an optical illusion coming down the runway….

    • Anonymous

      What’s really funny is that a short time ago Bert was widely and roundly despised. What a difference a few weeks can make.

      • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

        well his attitude has dramatically shifted, so that helps. 

        • Anonymous

          It does seem that way. 

        • Anonymous

          Or at least his editing has dramatically shifted. So I guess that helps too.

          • Anonymous

            LOL, yep.

            –GothamTomato

          • muzan-e

            Oh, indeed.  *g*

        • Anonymous

          As well as the editing, no doubt.

          Edit: I see GorgeousThings beat me to it. Didn’t see the remark until i posted.

      • Anonymous

        Well I was not falling over him in the beginning – I mean I liked him and couldn’t understand why people turned so against him.  I mean I was annoyed how he seemed to rest on his immunity in Challenge 2 – but after that I guess I felt like he was getting slammed for what might have been being put on defensive. 

        Anyone else here ever get slammed just for being good – out of jealousy and then once you are on the defensive it is hard to look graceful in dealing.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Fair weather fans!

        • Anonymous

          Nope, even at his worst I was on Team Bert. Of course, I’m only a few years younger than he is, and he reminded me of some of my old Drama teachers – sharp old queens who suffered fools ill, but had a lot to teach if you were willing to stop pretending you knew everything.

          Still, I’m glad to see him settling in and doing good work, and not being so catty any more. Leave that to the KIDZ, Bert – you overcame losing your husband and alcoholism, you can surely overcome Josh M and Viktor! Though I think Laura befuddles him more than anything else….

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            Yeah, I’m just a few years younger than he is too. And I also had a sharp old queen for a drama teacher, when I was in high school back in the stone age.

            He and Viktor seem to getting along now. Bert gave him a big hug when he finally won for the disastrous Sheep Dogs challenge, which was nice to see.

            Laura is as dumb as a bag of hair. It’s no wonder he’s befuddled.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      I really really don’t get that dress…..

      • Anonymous

        You’re kidding, right? My niece, who is 6 foot 1 and built like a running back, would look smashing in that – and normally, her best clothing choices are military tailored pantsuits.

    • Anonymous

      My comment was based solely on this challenge…Bert was robbed. He had his bitchy moments, and overall I think there are better designers. But he hit this one out of the Ball Park. I don’t hate Anya…she seems nice. But she won because she is Teachers Pet…not because she had a great design.

  • Anonymous

    Or to quote Corky St. Clair: “I hate you and I hate your ass face!”

    I would bump Heidi up a point to an 8.5. That dress looked great on her, and I liked the simple hair. I would knock Palermo down a half point for over accessorizing, which would give Heidi a slight advantage.

    I wasn’t digging Nina’s look on her at all.

  • Anonymous

    Nina in a dog-collar necklace frightens me.

    • Anonymous

      It wasn’t enough — it was like dog-collar lite.  To use the judges’ words….she didn’t really commit to the look.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

    I loved the necklace Nina wore – where did she get it???? Anyone know?

    I think Guest Judge Girl looked like a Charlie’s Angel – in a good way, though. But, yeah – pick a necklace. There’s so much going on with the pleats and the tie that 1 necklace (a simpler one) would have been sufficient, especially since the golds are just dissimilar enough that it’s not obvious that it was intentional that they don’t match.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the same, about the Angel thing.  I think it’s the hair.

      • Anonymous

        Yup. Definitely a Sabrina vibe.

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      Nina’s Necklace: $4.99 at Petco

      • Anonymous

        Hilarious!!!! maybe it was a buy one get one free during the pet store challenge…..

  • Anonymous

    I think we should all band together and outlaw that greasy-looking skinned back hair that Heidi is wearing.  No one looks good with that hair.  Whoever the new woman is, she looks good except for the excessive cheap-looking necklaces.  She’s pretty.  I have been recording PR to watch later, and lately I find that I don’t even want to watch it.  I’m choosing reruns of crime dramas over this pitiful show.   

  • Anonymous

    Don’t get me wrong — Heidi is gorgeous and has a hell of a bod, but I find these bandage type dresses to be really unflattering to her chest.

  • http://twitter.com/vintagegoddess just julie

    That skirt cost over $300.
    (ok, well, $216 on sale)
    It’s cute, but really?
    $300?

    And the maxi thing baffles me. Last night watching Anya trying to walk up steps and all over Mood without tripping over her dress reminded me how much I don’t get the love of maxi dresses. I sell vintage and I think the reason great, unworn maxi dresses are so easy to find is that everyone liked the idea of a maxi dress and bought them, but never really wore them (except maybe for hippies and fashionista types) because unless you are lounging or at a party they are completely impractical. 
    (sorry, I’ve been mulling the maxi thing in my head for awhile now.)

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. The maxi dress only works if you’re standing around at some fabulous garden cocktail party, to which you went in a car driven by somebody else. They are completely impractical for running errands, schlepping supermarket bags and/or children and/or pets, taking the subway, driving and a number of other activites which require less fabric flowing around your legs and feet, possibly creating a tripping hazard. There’s nothing pretty about pitching yourself down a flight of subways steps. 

    • MilaXX

      I absolutely love a maxi dress and find them super comfy. I love wearing them as I run around town. Personally I think unless I’m changing the oil on my car they are far more practical than jeans.

      • Anonymous

        I love a really good maxi dress but for some reason they look silly on me. They seem to work on the practical side as well if they’re not too long as was the case with the dress Anya was wearing. 

        • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

          I think that any dress that brushes the tops of your shoes is probably a safety hazard.  At or above the ankles — fun and easy.

    • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

      to be honest that is how I feel about a lot of clothes sold on Piperlime (and elsewhere, for that matter): pretty sure I could get something like that skirt at Target or whatever for about $30… why would I pay 10 times that?

      • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

        yes exactly, maxi dresses, just like Anya’s (if not better than) are a dime a dozen at Target.

  • Anonymous

    I can only place Guest Judge over Nina by giving her bonus points for being very 70′s. I had that blouse (sans ties because I hated all bows even as a youngling) in several colors, though I’m sure hers is silk and only one of mine was. (and, really, when you’re too poor to dry clean frequently, you get much more use from a fairly good quality man-made washable. If that’s not an oxymoron.)

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

    Palermo’s look is dated but still attractive. You’re right- it has a 70′s touch and the loose hair has a slight 60′s Flower Child feel. She looked comfortable in the outfit which you can’t say about a lot of fashionable looks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

    I liked Frau Seal’s dress, but her makeup looked very strange.  Too light around the eyes.

  • Anonymous

    Heidi looks more interesting and grown up with her hair pulled back, IMHO.

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    Did Kors look a bit less dip-dyed than usual? I thought he was paler and the photo above would seem to confirm that.
    Re Heidi’s dress, I didn’t realize on the show how very Ace-bandage that dress looks. Second week in a row for the one-shoulder monotone mini–that I did realize.

    • Anonymous

      I, too, noticed that MK looked less like an orange this week and more like an egg. Sort of Humpty Dumpty in a black jacket and tee shirt.

    • Anonymous

      Why does Kors wear a boring uniform of all black. All the time. Even in the summer?

      • Anonymous

        Because he’s built like an orange fireplug, basically?

  • Anonymous

    I have to agree with you guys.  I hate Heidi’s hair pulled back like that.  I mean, she’s gorgeous and she can wear her hair pulled back…it’s just these weird gelled Robert-Palmer-videoesque styles that I don’t like.  The dress is okay.  Certainly frames her upper body.  Nina…I don’t think this dress is very flattering.  It looks like she’s wearing a sack.  And while Guest Judge’s outfit isn’t my style, she does look good and she’s definitely selling her brand and showing that she stands behind the trend that was asked for.  She even has updated Angel’s hair.  I wonder if any of the designers saw it and thought “oh, okay.  something like that.”  Although, probably not.

  • Anonymous

    I am an Olivia Palermo admirer, fashion wise. She consistently looks pulled together, and I loooove her hair. Do not like dog collars. Ever. EVER.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a very harsh look for Heidi. When she’s all severe, it ages her. She needs a softer look. I do not know who Olivia Palermo is, but she was an excellent judge. However, she looked terribly depressed a lot of the time on camera which is, perhaps, appropriate under the circumstances. Her outfit looks very 70s to me, and not in a good way.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, so sad. I thought a couple of times she was on the verge of tears. But then she opened her mouth and out came these perfectly trenchant insights in complete paragraphs. She’s clearly talented and smart as a whip (or dog leash), but I found her a tad odd.

      But a welcome addition to this new, not improved, PR.

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

    ONE piece of jewelry? She is wearing the Piperlime wall.

    • Anonymous

      On the Piperlime site there’s a video of her where she states that she’s all about accessories, the more the better.  She’s much more animated in it than she was on the show.

  • Anonymous

    nina is wearing the SAME shoes as last week…liked them better the first time around

    • Anonymous

      I noticed that too, and was a little surprised that they were dubbed not interesting enough, when just last week they ’kicked butt.’

  • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

    For the first time, I totally disagree. Get that stupid collar off Nina and she has the win. Heidi would come second and sister Mary Bling Bling from class of ’76 would be a distant 3rd.

  • Anonymous

    Nina: I like the dress. It’s a good sitting down dress. I think the dog collar necklace is too juvenile and instead of classing-up the dress, it classes it down. True, the shoes aren’t that visually interesting, but they’re HOT.
    Heidi: LOVE that dress on her. Great shoes, great make-up. I also prefer her hair not so tightly pulled back.
    Fashion Editor Lady: I don’t like the outfit at all and think that blouse looks like an old lady blouse, but I can’t say that she doesn’t look put together. The jewelry is a bit excessive.

  • Anonymous

    “You go to hell!  You go to hell and you die!”  Sorry…the shitty mess that was last night’s ep brought out the Mr. Garrison in me for a minute.

    Anyway, I’m too pissed off about the winner and too torn about the loser to concentrate on their outfits.  Sigh.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I dislike Wilmas, I thought Heidi looked amazing in that dress. But. . . did that dress have a visible zipper in back??

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      I think it did, and Fashion Gods help me, I loved it.

      • Anonymous

        I asked because while watching I said she looked amazing in that dress and my husband (who doesn’t know anything about the communitariat’s hatred of visible zippers) said, “except for that line down the back!” (He said it about something – I think it was that dress.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katherine-Lavender/553350310 Katherine Lavender

    I’m surprised you guys were surprised by Olivia Palermo – she nearly always is put together and she does know her stuff. Get a-posting on her TLo.

    • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

      We don’t know what’s going on with the Bitter Kittens today, but for some reason, y’all are reading things that just aren’t there.

  • MilaXX

    Not crazy about that dog collar Nina is wearing, but I did like Heidi’s dress. Even though I wasn’t crazy about the print, Olivia’s outfit was the most attention getting. Well played, guest judge.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Why are they all wearing colors that completely wash them out?

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    Bleagh. As boring as the episode. All of them.

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

    Love how everyone is looking at Nina’s collar and thinking dog collar and juvenile, while I saw it, did a double-take, and thought, “Nina in a bondage collar…HOT!”  That collar makes me think bad, bad thoughts.

    • Anonymous

      I thought bondage too, and goth – I love it!

    • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

      Nina does not have enough sex appeal for me to think naughty thoughts of her like that. For me, it makes her look more like a dog…literally. Like, woof, woof!

  • Anonymous

    Is someone make a new mummy movie?  Maybe Heidi wants a part!  She looks great, and it’s a nice change from short, tight, and shiny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.selman Janet Selman

    My most dear beloved darlingist TLos: 

    Have you gone COMPLETELY mental??

    Two more buttons buttoned and it’s 85 year old at brunch.  Jewelry included.  Down to the nail polish.  Complimenting the service but tipping 7%. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

    Does the guest judge have a name?

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      Olivia Palermo

  • Anonymous

    I mostly agree, except I did not care for Heidi’s look at all. Nina looked okay, not quite up to her usual standards, and I’m not so fond of the dog collar – edgy, yes, but I feel a little like I’m learning things about her personal life I didn’t want to know. Olivia had one too many necklace’s, but to me she was the clear winner here. I actually love the look overall and think it was perfect given the challenge she was judging.

    I’m still waiting for the stunning upset wherein Michael wins it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Yep. LOVE Olivia’s outfit. WANT that skirt. Hate the bandage dress on Heidi and I like Nina’s look a lot but not as much as Olivia’s. Loved her hair too. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      Ok, I no longer want the skirt. Looking at it on Piperlime and reading the review, it looks cheap and simple for an astonishing $216!!

      • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

        Yeah, I saw that. Apparently it’s just some yardage with a couple of seams and an elastic waist. No wonder they liked Anya’s jumpsuit–sophisticated construction for them….

  • Anonymous

    I’m still in a “who cares?” mode about this whole PR stuff.  I have totally lost the will to comment….. well, after this.

  • Barbara Singleterry

    As far as Guest Lady Judge is concerned, I owned a skirt like that in high school and my mom had an Anne Klein blouse that looked just like that in 1974.  Heidi always looks good, very Teutonic with the slicked back hair.  Like Nina’s dress, but not really that attractive when she is seated.  Looks a little bunchy in the top to me.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure everybody noticed the resemblance between Nina’s white sleeveless dress and Bert’s (over-praised) white sleeveless dress. As I recall, Nina was most vocal in defense of the Bert-number.

  • Anonymous

    What gets me is when I listened to Olivia speak – if she’s a well educated socialite (as Wiki says and we ALL know Wiki is never wrong…heaven forbid), she sounded like someone who was trying to project a sophisticated vocabulary but didn’t know the correct words to use.  I may be biased as I went to school with a herd of very well bred debs and I know what a proper one sounds like…just sayin’

  • Anonymous

    I mainly just loved that Olivia Palermo pulled off a great, 70′s-inspired look, while Heidi, who generally loves to dress according to the theme of the episode, ended up in a very-80′s Robert Palmer-type outfit.

  • Anonymous

    As someone who had her debut professionally, i.e., dressing as a grown-up, in the mid-’70s, I have to say that Ms. Palermo’s outfit brought back rather unfond memories of the blouses I’d wear with suits for my corporate life – and those skinny ties for a skinny bow, that was the corporate nod for females to men’s neckties.  Best consigned to the uptight categories of post-mid-century fashion.  And I’m with the others here who’ve commented on the impracticality of maxi-skirts.  Apart from the necklaces (to me a nod to Chanel), Ms. Palermo’s outfit looked like retro trying way too hard.  The ’70s were one of the most unflattering decades – a LOT of fun, oh yeah, but way unattractive from a wardrobe standpoint. 

  • Anonymous

    Does the guest judge actually work at Piperlime – I am confused.  I thought TLo post yesterday said that she was from Piperlime?  (I have seen her name before but do not know here. 

    In the last picture I am seeing a lot of Julia Roberts in her face.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      She was “Guest Editor for Piperlime”, which sounds to me like she doesn’t actually work for them, but they hired her for this gig because she’s (supposedly) famous, i.e. reality show famous. And I only know that because I read it here and on the AV Club.

      • Anonymous

        I never heard of her before I watched the show!

  • Anonymous

    I just CAN’T with Olivia Palermo…having watched a few episodes of MTV’s god-awful “The City” she presented as supremely entitled and narcissistic.  (Maybe TLO has the inside scoop from Joe Zee since her “job” on The City was doing something at Elle?).  She does have really great hair though…

  • Anonymous

    Was it just my computer settings, or was Heidi incredibly orange this week? She looked horribly sunburnt….or, more likely, just way overbronzed. 

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    I just wanted to put a little eyeliner on Heidi.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

    i did like Heidi’s opening segment dress.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care if Nina *is* a fashion editor, that look is too young for her. Everything — the dog collar, the big hoops on the front zipper (or maybe that’s another necklace), even the dress itself — just wrong.

    • Anonymous

      the dog collar necklace was ridiculous…. Dabney Coleman wore one in 9-5 that looked better.

  • Anonymous

    Olivia urks me so my comments or critiques will be bias and unflattering.

  • Anonymous

    I think we should give Heidi some credit for wearing something of appropriate length this week. Also – it doesn’t appear to be shiny, although I could be wrong. And as for tight – well, it’s a bandage dress, so it’s supposed to be a little tight – do you suppose she’s had an epiphany? Nah……

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      She look so much better in this length. Maybe she really has had an epiphany.

  • Anonymous

    Surprisingly few women can wear stark white and Nina isn’t one of them – you need dark hair or skin to provide visual contrast.  Nina’s colouring is all soft browns and golds and she needs rich warm colours. Also she really is getting past the age (25?)  when a woman have bare legs, bare arms and hair curtains.  Sleeves, a longer length skirt and/or an elegant chignon would all have been so much better here.

    Heidi on the other hand is too golden to wear beige, it’s too close to her skin tone and she looks half naked, particularly with her Croydon facelift hair. But then maybe Heidi likes looking half naked…

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

    Sorry, guest judge, but that is the ugliest skirt I’ve ever seen in my life. 

    • Anonymous

      I think I had that skirt & blouse when I worked at Ivey’s in the late 80′s.. those were very popular at my all girls college.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

    Heidi’s dirty-bandaid colored dress is FUG-LEE. However, from a design perspective it kinda rocks. Imagine it in a midnight blue, or even a bright fuschia or white… nice.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

      I don’t get blonde’s obsession with nude colored fabrics. My sister is blonde and is always choosing those beige colors as her main wardrobe palette. It’s more anti-color than straight black fabrics. 

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Ok what is UP? You guys like her??? No. You can’t. She is Paris Hilton in Piperlime clothing. We hate girls like that remember? You can’t like her – I forbid it.
    And Nina is a 9/10 and tres chic as always. Can you imagine Nina in that….that…Guest Judge’s getup (I’m not saying her name anymore, I don’t want her to get any more unmerited press).
    I am pretty sure Heidi wore the black version of that exact dress a few weeks ago. I do understand her love of changing up her look but as she ages, I just can’t get over how much prettier she looks with soft hair like the other day at her fragrance launch.

  • Anonymous

    I hate the guest judge skirt.  hate hate hate.

    • Anonymous

      Holla-loo!  I hope to never look anything like her EVER.

  • Anonymous

    I hate Heidi’s hair like that, makes her look old and her ears look big!

  • Anonymous

    Dabney Coleman wore Nina’s dog collar necklace in the movie 9-5 and it looked better on him than her……..

  • Anonymous

    I loved Heidi’s dress, but it did smash her boobs into an unflattering silhouette, and it wasn’t the best color on her. It’s much better than she has been wearing though. Nina looks okay, although the shoes are my favorite part of her look. Fab, in fact. Olivia’s look doesn’t do much for me. The skirt looks like it came from Piperlime and that isn’t necessarily a good thing.

    The Nina and Heidi tie seems right. The Olivia Palumbo win does not. She’d be in third place for me. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OO3AOEUL3EZ3OSKV2MKRCGHCYY KRISTI

    Nina bores me.

  • http://twitter.com/AileenBartels Aileen Bartels

    I can’t believe that Piperlime skirt with the elastic waistband is $216. 

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      Marked down substantially from a higher price…

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        It had better be lined with gold. It looks like she got it at a thrift shop. I have no problem with that, since I buy a fair amount of my clothes at thrift stores. But it looks like it was made in the 70s, as opposed to referencing them.

  • ALEX WILLIAMS

    I thought Heidi looked great – although she is getting a little long in the tooth to wear such short and tight outfits…

  • Anonymous

    Respectfully, I disagree.  Nina FTW, guest judge second, and Heidi way behind (the color of that dress!  the hair!).

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe you are getting behind the dog collar. Nina, NO.

  • Anonymous

    Nina’s dog collar…kinky.  I like it.  ;) 

    Heidi…love the look, from the neck down.  Those ears should remain hidden.

    The other lady…very pretty and I agree that 1 of the necklaces should have been taken off….preferably the big heavy gaudy one. 

    Nina gets my vote, though, as the winner.    Quite chic. 

  • Heather Kaplin

    That skirt costs $216 dollars?  ON SALE?!?!?! Ugh, this is why I can never be a fashionista…. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Heidi looks like she dislocated her shoulder….

  • Anonymous

    I thought Nina was wearing a beach cover-up when I saw her on the show. Like she didn’t have time to change after swimming all day.

  • Lisa

    I like what Heidi has on – it’s a bit overly neutral in the color scheme, but she’s rocking it. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, I can NOT say I like Nina in a dog collar. It’s beneath her. I love this length dress on Heidi, and she rocks the Wilma look. The other fashion editor looks like a tween who raided grandma’s junk jewelry drawer. It’s like she’s trying a bit too hard. Nina can look great without the nail polish and overabundance of jewelry/makeup. Take note, chica.

  • Anonymous

    For the first time I didn’t like Nina’s dress at all. It has no Q factor. The collar necklace is the only thing interesting about it when she’s sitting. It may be fabulous standing up, but we never saw it. And Heidi’s titslinger dress? Oy, I say – Oy!

  • Anonymous

    First time in 5 or 6 weeks Heidi wears something other than black, and it’s a bandage-neutral (and she wore black at the opening). WTF?

  • Anonymous

    I saw Heidi’s dress and all I could think of was TLo Style Lesson #10: If you’re going to wear neutrals, do not wear a shade that matches your skin tone too closely.  Subsection (1a), if it exists, should note that even if, in a normally lit room, the color is not TOO close to one’s skin tone, it is the responsibility of the stylist to make sure there is still enough contrast under klieg lights.  In the first photo especially, she looks really washed out.  Gorgeous body, and I actually love the chignon hair.

    I don’t care for the dog collar but it does add a jolt to an otherwise pretty plain look.  Hooray for the use of color by Olivia!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll say it – Nina is too old for that ridiculous dog collar.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree. I was thinking that the entire time – well after I got over the shock, “Is Nina wearing a dog collar??”

  • Anonymous

    HATED the dog collar. I didn’t know who Guest Judge was, so I just looked her up on wikipedia (rather an unsavory image presented there, of her and her family, though her boyfriend is hot). But the real shocker: she’s only 25!! From this get-up, I thought she had to be close to 40. Maybe she and Nina swapped outfits before taping? who knows? But this is not a bunch of great looks from women who certainly have the resources, if not the genetics, to do much better.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, new girl. Plaid pants, no matter how awful, will not stop a decent-looking lady from getting laid. Pronouncing “Chiff-ah” all frenchified, however, might just be a deal-breaker for a guy like me.

  • Anonymous

    I love Nina’s dress and the plaid pants are nothing any woman would ever wear.

  • Anonymous

    Heidi finally looks like a lovely lady.
    And so does Nina.
    I applaud them.

  • Anonymous

    I liked Olivia quite a bit as a judge but that skirt is a mess. 

  • Anonymous

    I loved Olivia Palermo as a judge, and I thought she looked great, but not as polished as either Heidi or Nina. But then I looked her skirt up on PiperLime. Holy cow, it costs over $200! For 2 pieces of material sewn together and finished with an elastic waist! They must be making money hand over fist at that place. As Heidi would say, we call that a schmatte.

    • Anonymous

      Her skirt & its price follows for Anya’s jumpsuit–simple seaming, probably elastic waist, and it’s also abour $200.  Given that Anya’s 1st look cost her $11.50 to make, can you imagine the profits at Piperlime?

      • Anonymous

        No, it cost her $50.  (Her first look, cost $11.50 + whatever the cost of the muslin & dye was.)  She also didn’t have to pay herself a salary, benefits, overhead, marketing costs, etc.

  • Anonymous

    I actually like Heidi’s hair in a bun. It shows off her bone structure and neck. What I don’t like is when she does the tousled died out thing that makes her look like an aging beach bunny or the shiny waves that make her look like an aging supermodel. The bun always looks elegant, which to me is NOT the equivalent of aging.

  • Anonymous

    Poor Heidi: This looks like the time Jan and Marcia were trying to get their first aid badge.

    Though would I be cynical to think that PR wanted Palermo so badly (though I have no idea why) that they agreed to her agent’s demands that Heidi make herself down, to get her?

    Hard for me to be unbiased because I simply despise Palermo, just on principle.

    –GothamTomato

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    I like the dog collar necklace!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t recognize Olivia Palermo and I’m guessing she is an actress.  However, when I was watching the episode this week, I thought she might be someone who works in fashion because she gave very good critiques from what was aired.

  • RyzandShyn

    I can’t think of many times when Olivia doesn’t bring it. She really is one smart/sharp cookie. I agree that is was easy to despise her during her reality stints, but I remain fascinated by her socialite storybook rise and the whole muse for Gossip Girl story. She’s interesting.  
     
    Maybe Heidi  is just so busy that theres no time to do much with her hair before filming. I can’t imagine that she wears her hair like that time and time again because she’s received so many compliments on it.

    The dog collar seemed slightly age inappropriate to me, silly for Nina. It seems too heavy with that summer breezy outfit.

  • Anonymous

    Nina’s roots are also showing.

  • Now I am The Bee

    Guest judge as 70s secretary!  Maybe to those who never lived thru the 70s, this outfit looks fresh and youthful.  To me–it looks like a rehash of everything we’ve already worn.  Well–everything old is new again.  I guess….

  • Anonymous

    Nina is wearing the dress Bert designed.

  • Anonymous

    No, M M – $29.95 a dozen!

    http://www.instantsfun.es/badumtss !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPPCA5BEYZ5DJTLZIP7HWFIXLY johnny

    There’s “Mean Heidi” and “Nice Heidi”.  Meany wears her hair tight, every time. Think back on episodes, it’s almost a sign there’s going to be some edge, every time.

  • muzan-e

    Piperlime Lady – wait, what’s her name? I hate myself a little for forgetting it already, because I loved her critiques and found them particularly useful after spending a trial-by-fire year trying to work out how to market visuals online! Combined with a locale that requires me to clothes-shop exclusively through my browser, and you bet I was rewinding to re-listen. *g*  Back to the judging, though:  Piperlime Lady has the most perfectly perfect hair. I may actually take a print of that screenshot with me to the hairdresser a week from now, and shout: This! I don’t give a damn that it’s warm, golden and gently wavy, all things which my hair cannot and should not do. Give me this!

    And then she’ll laugh and I’ll get over myself. Sigh.

    But really, the hair is perfect; the cosmetics are perfect; she’s wonderful. My heart belongs to Bert-Anya-Nina, but still…..

  • Anonymous

    Heidi and Olivia tie for top marks this week in my book. Love the dress on Heidi, very flattering, I like the color, looks good against her skin tone, little jewelry, and I like the bun. A very nice put-together look. Olivia, love the skirt, quirky and fun, and the accessorizing, she’s wearing a lot of jewelry, but it doesn’t seem like too much for this outfit. Hair and makeup are perfect. Both get a 9/10 for me.

    And I thought TLo meant to type that Nina is wearing a Muumuu dress, because when she’s sitting, it sure fits her like a muumuu. The fit is sh** in these pictures. So Unflattering. The accessorizing is disappointing, especially coming from her, that necklace would look better with a different outfit, but with this it looks blah, ditto the shoes, and same old hairstyle, flyaways in tact. 3/10