PR: Judging the Judges

Posted on September 16, 2011

Time once again to turn the tables on these judgmental bitches, darlings.


Heidi Klum wears a Balenciaga top, Alice by Temperley skirt, YSL shoes. Wildlife by Heidi Klum jewelry.

The combined total value of these pieces is probably way more than your mortgage payment and she managed to make them look a little cheap. The top and the skirt just aren’t the best combination; each piece needs to be paired with another piece that provides a little contrast. For instance, that skirt would pop so much better with a white blouse and that blouse would look amazing with a pair of jeans. These two pieces together just aren’t doing it. And that nail polish looks too honky tonk to us. Score: 5/10.

Nina Garcia wears 3.1. Phillip Lim.

Love the jewelry, but for the first time this season, that’s the only part of the outfit we love. The color of that top isn’t all that great against her skin and we don’t really like the way it looks paired with those cropped pants. The two pieces together bring each other down a bit, making the look a bit too casual. The leopard shoes aren’t enough to bump up the interest. Score: 5/10. We has a sad.

Malin Akerman wears a Michael Kors caged-bodice dress.

Gotta say, new girl BROUGHT IT. Well, to be more accurate, Michael Kors BROUGHT IT and gave it to her to wear. It’s a fantastic dress that looks great on camera and works great with her coloring. Her mascara’s a little scary but the rest of it works like gangbusters. Score: 9/10.

So the blonde, blue-eyed Amazonian actress takes it. How expected. Nina, we expected better things from you.

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for myLifetime.com - Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve never seen Malin Ackerman look so unbeautiful.  Must have been the lighting, hair and make up because the dress is fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t stop noticing how particularly bad her hair color looked while watching the show last night.

      • Anonymous

        She looks great in Children’s Hospital. I blame the make-up and lighting.

        • Anonymous

          OH that’s where I recognized her from. Love that demented show!

    • Anonymous

      Something was off to me too — she is gorgeous but I think the makeup people went overboard with the powder, like they just shoved her face in the powder bowl!

  • Anonymous

    I think Heidi has worn no color at all for 3 or 4 weeks, counting both her opening and judging looks. She’s just all black all the time.

    Boys, are you going to be doing the decoy collection critiques as designers are eliminated?

    • Anonymous

      Pretty please do the critique of the decoys as designers are eliminated.  You’re sooooo good to us that I hesitate to ask for more, but, guess I’m asking for more (you’ve spoiled us silly).

    • Anonymous

      I expect TLo are just waiting to recover from fashion week.

  • Anonymous

    heidi’S  makeup looks better than most weeks. 

    Nina, – we did not need to see proof that you skipped wearing a bra.

    Those black bands across the abdomen usually are widdening – but with her sitting and at that angle it is hard to tell

    • Anonymous

      The lack of a bra was one of the first things I noticed.   I also don’t like the jewelry.  This outfit looks like it was just pulled together at random. 

  • Anonymous

    Holy Crap that cage dress is expennnnnnnnnnnnnsive! But you’re right.. it looks great!

    • Anonymous

      Nonetheless, if I were dropping that kind of money on one dress, it would have to be FABULOUS, not just a cute dress one could wear to church or the office!

    • Anonymous

      and I bet you anything that you can find a pretty decent rip off somewhere on the Net

  • http://www.epilonicast.net/theydontknow Peter White

    Now I can’t stop thinking of Michael Kors in that dress…

    • Anonymous

      You made me laugh!

  • Marie Drucker

    I’m terribly naive, not trolling: Who can buy a dress that costs $2,495?

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

      Anyone with a designer wardrobe — there are more than you think.  A lot of even upper middle class women will buy a few designer pieces that are staples for them.  Plus if you maintain a fairly select wardrobe, it’s easier than you think:  If you make 60K a year as a single woman, you can probably spring for a dress or two in that price range a year, plus picking up cheap basics.

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

        seriously? 60K a year can afford that dress? that’s two week’s salary. And a SINGLE woman?? No way….

        • MilaXX

          You’d be surprised at what people will splurge on. I have friends making 40k a year that will spring for bags and shoes that cost $1,500.

          • Anonymous

            Just amazing.  I’m retired, but made considerably more than 60K a year, and I didn’t pay anywhere near those prices.  Guess we all have our priorities, and someone else would think what I spent on books was nuts, too.

          • Andrea Rossillon

            The big expenses are kids and a house–if you don’t have either one of those, it’s easy to buy expensive clothes. The quality of my wardrobe has increased the last few years because of my not having either of those things. Plus, thanks to the internet, I have access to expensive clothes yet can still live in my very-cheap-cost-of-living area–if I lived in a major urban area, or California, it would be harder to have disposable income.

            And–this is key–the expensive things I buy, I wear the hell out of them. So I’ve don’t regret them–I use them all the time!

          • Anonymous

            That is appalling.  Heck, if my salary were 40K, $1500 would likely be close to my annual clothing budget.  
            No wonder some people are constantly in debt.  In fact this kind of behavior is one reason that we should know who is getting bailed out on foreclosures/etc.  Henny Penny should not have to bail them out. 

            Lodging
            Utilities
            Food
            Health/Dental/Vision Care
            insurance
            Automotive/transportation
            Taxes
            (Education/supplies)
            … then basic clothing
            then entertainment, travel, splurges

          • Anonymous

            Yes, “a dress or two” at $2,495 on a $60K salary is OBSCENE.  That’s America today, though.

          • BuffaloBarbara

             I’m with you there.  Every time I look at those prices, I think–how many people have salaries that can justify that kind of “splurge”?  $1500 in a year on all clothes would be, for me, a lot more than I usually spend.  I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than $200 on a dress… and any three digit number makes me uncomfortable.  Honestly, I stay under $40 as much as possible… and I’m at 2/3 of the salary mentioned.  With student loans to pay off and rent and utilities to pay, that more or less eats the check.  And if you’re living in New York, $60K will suffice to pay for a very lousy apartment if you have student loans and other living expenses on top of it.

            I don’t think it’s “America today,” though–I can’t think of anyone in my circles, personal or professional, that would spend that on an everyday dress.  I’m sure they exist, but they must be a fairly rarefied circle!

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

            We’re sorry, but this is ludicrous. The overwhelming majority of people who support the luxury goods market are, in fact, wealthy. Attempts to tie the foreclosure crisis to it or to spin it out to all of America are not, shall we say, reality-based.

            In other words, the answer to the question, “Who buys $3000 dresses?” is 99.999999% of the time, “Rich people.”

          • Anonymous

            No, BB, they are not in our circles because we don’t keep that kind of company. 

            I wasn’t saying the majority of luxury goods aren’t bought by wealthy people.  I was replying to Shannon and MilaXX’s examples.  But I’d have to say you might have a bit of a blind spot if you aren’t aware of how many young people are charging up on credit (or living with parents and spending 100% of their income PLUS credit) to keep up with the Kardashians.  That’s what I meant by “America”, the current culture.  The Situation from Jersey Shore drives a Ferrari and their fans try to buy the same ”fashions”.   Other groups strive to be self-dubbed “bad-ass bitches” at the club, meaning you have the latest $1500 bag and heels.  People are prostituting themselves online to be kept Sugar Babies, not new, but it’s spreading to people who wouldn’t have had the connections to set themselves up before.

            My aunt makes less than $30K, is in foreclosure and hasn’t paid her mortgage in a few years, and just paid $4K to send my brat teenage cousin on a summer tour of Europe, then quit her job so the cousin could take advantage of financial aid to go to a private college.   So I guess it’s not YOUR reality, but shamefully it’s the reality of too many people that won’t accept they cannot afford “luxury”. 

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

            “But I’d have to say you might have a bit of a blind spot if you aren’t
            aware of how many young people are charging up on credit (or living with
            parents and spending 100% of their income PLUS credit) to keep up with
            the Kardashians.”

            And you are mistaking a few bits of anecdotal evidence for data.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe you missed the bit where I agreed with you about rich people making up  99.999999% of luxury spending?

            Are you disagreeing about too many people living beyond their means?   

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

            No, I didn’t miss anything. I was quite clearly responding to the part that I quoted. I’m disagreeing with your insistence on making broad claims devoid of evidence. How many is “many people,” after all? How many people in an example are enough to claim that “this is America today?”

          • Anonymous

            Admittedly I only gave examples of things I heard on the news yesterday.   But my opinion is based on a steady stream of such news and financial reporting over the last decade.   I could be misinformed because news reports often have a personal anecdote about someone charging shoes and handbags like this recent one:
            http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/personalfinance/household-debt-figures-show-americans-spending-farther-beyond-their-means/1182395

            That’s just the news I’ve been getting.

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

            It’s not the idea that some people are living beyond their means that I’m disputing. It’s the idea that they’re doing so in order to buy $3000 dresses or to “keep up with the Kardashians.” That’s a massive leap in logic. Lower and middle income people who gain credit cards are more likely to use them to pay for things like food, tuition and insurance than they are for luxury goods.

          • Anonymous

            I wish I remembered what news program told me so, they specifically referenced young womens’ credit card spending and the Kardashians.  Maybe it didn’t contain any actual facts.  I wonder if their line will bring girls into  Sears.  I am loving that my generated ads for a related financial story are Christian Siriano’s Payless line and a buy-one-get-one coupon for premium cat food.  Because that is where I’m at.

          • MilaXX

            sorry guys, seems my somewhat causal remark set off an unintentional kerfluffle.

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

            It’s not the idea that some people are living beyond their means that I’m disputing. It’s the idea that they’re doing so in order to buy $3000 dresses or to “keep up with the Kardashians.” That’s a massive leap in logic. Lower and middle income people who gain credit cards are more likely to use them to pay for things like food, tuition and insurance than they are for luxury goods.

          • Anonymous

            Melizer – I do agree with a lot of what your wrote .

            I worked at Freddie/Fannie and a few other places and have a decent number of examples as well,

          • Anonymous

            Melizer – I do agree with a lot of what your wrote .

            I worked at Freddie/Fannie and a few other places and have a decent number of examples as well,

          • Anonymous

             I was responding directly to Milaxx comment about friends who make 40K and have no qualms about spending $1500 for a purse or shoes. 

            40k 

            Not “Rich people.”  – because I cannot imagine how 40K equates to “Rich people.”" (in the US – or actually a non-third world country)

          • Anonymous

             I was responding directly to Milaxx comment about friends who make 40K and have no qualms about spending $1500 for a purse or shoes. 

            40k 

            Not “Rich people.”  – because I cannot imagine how 40K equates to “Rich people.”" (in the US – or actually a non-third world country)

          • MilaXX

            That’s a bit of a leap. The people I know are financially responsible and I don’t think they represent the majority of MK clientele.

        • Anonymous

          It helps if god sends someone to pay your rent…

        • Anonymous

          I think that’s how some people get into credit card debt. 

          • Anonymous

            Young, fabulous and stupid!

    • Anonymous

      What’s expensive is really relative.  $3,000 for a dress is like $300 or $30 to wealthy people.  Sure, there are people who are foolish enought to spend outside their means but the core luxury brand consumers are the ones who keep the industry alive.   There has always been a clientele for luxury brands (even if calling them that is a relatively new phenomenon).  Think of a Babe Paley or a Gloria Guinness. 

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

      one word: ebay.
      all good things come to those who wait.

      • MilaXX

        For me it outlets, I live for the savings I can get at Haute Look.com, gilt.com, Off 5th, Nordstroms Rack, etc… I am also fortunate that I inherited a modest home mortgage free.

  • Anonymous

    Just wanted to say, you guys have been BLOGGING FOOLS these past couple of weeks–especially on top of fashion week. Been loving it, but don’t burn yourselves out. Have a great weekend!

  • Anonymous

    Nina looks like she wasn’t even trying and her girls really need a little pick-me-up. That Kors dress is fine and I know it’s expensive, but it looks like a nice office dress to me, nothing to get excited about. Malin looks fine, but nothing to get excited about either. Heidi’s been doing the ho ho ho so long, I hardly even notice what she wears anymore. Has she worn black all year or is it my imagination?

    • Anonymous

      The back of that MK dress is quite remarkable though.  It’s too bad she couldn’t get up and show us the back during the show.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LU5C262WB3Z5F4WZ6QGKXLNLE JaneM

    Nina’s little boob saggery is a kinda disturbing.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but apparently wearing a bra is anti-fashion. 

      • Anonymous

        I’m afraid that having come of age in the seventies I still think of bras as optional; sadly gravity doesn’t always agree!

    • Anonymous

      Nina was pretending she didn’t have breasts, to spare Olivier’s feelings.

  • Anonymous

    I love judging the judges! My favorite PR post!

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

    That is one of the ugliest vests I’ve ever seen, Nina. WTF? What would Joanna Coles say? She would be insulted and ban you to the storage closet for last year’s accessories. 

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

      After reminding Nina at least ten times that Nina works for Joanna…

      • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

        And starting rumors that she’s gone insane and might need a clinical intervention.

  • Anonymous

    Malin Ackerman looks gorgeous in that dress. She definitely wins this round.
    Agreed on Heidi’s outfit. I don’t love the skirt, but the blouse is awesome. She should have paired it with something else.
    Maybe Nina was running late that morning? Maybe it was “that time of the month” and she was bloated and therefore chose something loose? Who knows, but yeah, not a great color on her at all. Washes her out like crazy.

  • Judy_J

    Perhaps Nina is depressed about having to toe the corporate line, and therefore has dressed accordingly.  Heidi’s outfit does look inexpensive, although I’m sure it is not.  Love that red dress on Malin Akerman.  It’s eye-catching and fits her like a glove.  Nice work, MK.

  • Anonymous

    Malin’s commentary was also really valuable to the conversation this week.  She was a good choice.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder how many people recall Malin wore Rami’s killer antique lace dress from the finale on the red carpet

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

      I was really surprised by her thoughtful commentary. Nothing on Malin, but I’m so used to actresses telling us on PR what dresses they would or wouldn’t wear that I didn’t have high hopes. And yes, she did look great!

      • Anonymous

        Yes she was excellent. In fact she may have been the best guest judge this season. certainly 1 of the best celebrity judges

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

        However I do recall her saying that, I think in response to Anya’s floaty dress.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

      That girl puts some thought into her red carpet appearances, clearly.

  • MilaXX

    Is Nina wearing a ring from Heidi’s collection? No matter, I think the guest judge is the clear winner here.

    • Anonymous

      It actually does look like one of the rings from her collection. It’s probably in Nina’s contract that she has to wear something from Heidi’s line. I saw it on QVC last week and was not blown away.

  • Anonymous

    I want Nina’s necklace SO BAD!!! My lust was actually distracting me from the judging a bit. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Malin was a great judge.  Everything she said made sense and added value to the conversation.  And, oh yeah, she looked terrific.

  • Toto Maya

    I actually thought that Heidi looked cute during the show but it’s worse in the pictures.

    • Anonymous

      This week was one of the few times I wasn’t asking “What is she thinking?!” when Heidi came out.  But it does look worse in the photos.   All season she has looked wide across the hips.  How can someone so genetically gifted, with virtually unlimited access to clothes, look so iffy most of the time?

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

    I looooove Heidi’s shirt, but agree that it is very badly paired. Ugly skirt.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t think there was a whole heck of a lot to work with here.  Both Heidi and Nina were off their game, and Malin had on a basic dress.  Where’s the fabulousity?

  • Anonymous

    LOVE Malin’s dress.  Love! 

    Heidi – agree with the comment below that her look is much worse in photos than it seemed at the time.  It’s as if someone looked at the top and the skirt and said, Oh, they’re both black, they match!

    Nina -  Color-wise, it’s hard to tell where the top ends and she begins, and I don’t like the pant length, whatever it’s supposed to be (looks short for pants, long for 3/4 pants).   However, j’adore the necklace.  (Guess I could have just said ITA with TLo.)

  • Anonymous

    Agree that Ackerman takes the prize this week. I like Heidi’s outfit more than you do, though. I think the monochromatic look works because of the different textures. The ruffles (and seersucker?) of the blouse work with the reptile skirt because they are both black. So, I’d bump her up to a 8/10.

    Hate Nina’s blouse with a passion. The color, the cut…everything. I has a sad, too.

    LOVED what Heidi said during judging about having the issue with wanting her skirts short. That was funny.

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

    Here’s a novel idea- a “real woman” challenge with a “real woman” judge. Of course, this was the closest-to-model-size group of “real women” we’ve ever had…

    • Anonymous

      But these “real women” all had those awful, obnoxious, impossible-to-work-with BOOBIES! UGH! Horrid, bad women with their nerve, having BOOBIES! Who can design under those kind of conditions?

  • Anonymous

    Huh. I thought Ackerman looked really thick in that dress and like she couldn’t breath properly – must be the idea behind “caging” the bodice *eyeroll* – also didn’t like her hair – so I think she’s a 5 at best as well. Since I didn’t like any of the judgy clothes this time around, I decided to look at hair-makeup-jewelry. In those categories, Nina gets the win in my book. Although I really like Heidi’s hair (and surprisingly, I love her jewelry line!) and her make-up is less scary this week – but that necklace on La Nina is TO. DIE. Ackerman just didn’t do a thing for me in any category. *shrug* Guess that’s what makes fashion so much fun!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t need to see that much of Nina’s chest, thanks.  Leave a bit to the imagination, hon.

    Is it just me, or is Heidi looking really weird around the nose/upper lip area when she smiles?  She looks the same as always to me when she’s just looking at the camera, but there’s something bizarre when she smiles.  It creeps me out a little.

  • Anonymous

    I just noticed MK wore white pants! Or at least not blue jeans. Wow, perhaps he should’ve been judged this week, and we could’ve given him the win just for doing something so clearly out of his comfort zone. Just like Josh!

    • Anonymous

      OMG just noticed that – and it’s after Labor Day! Can’t believe TLo didn’t comment. Well, I hereby nominate MK for the win based on the white pants alone (out of comfort zone and ‘risky’ after Labor Day)!

  • Anonymous

    OMG, was it laundry day for Kors?

  • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

    I don’t know what it is, but I am still having difficulty accepting rounded-toe pumps.  It’s been years, I know, that the WWII-era pump has been back with a taller platform, but to me it will always seem strange.  It looks more like a very shiny hoof more than anything else in my mind.

  • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

    I don’t know what it is, but I am still having difficulty accepting rounded-toe pumps.  It’s been years, I know, that the WWII-era pump has been back with a taller platform, but to me it will always seem strange.  It looks more like a very shiny hoof more than anything else in my mind.

  • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

    I don’t know what it is, but I am still having difficulty accepting rounded-toe pumps.  It’s been years, I know, that the WWII-era pump has been back with a taller platform, but to me it will always seem strange.  It looks more like a very shiny hoof more than anything else in my mind.

  • Anonymous

    I love both of the skirt and the blouse Heidi has on, just not together.  Spot on critique.  I think Nina’s top looks like vintage maternity wear, not good.  MK’s dress on Ackerman, fine, whtever, kind of dull and I don’t think especially flattering.

  • Anonymous

    I love both of the skirt and the blouse Heidi has on, just not together.  Spot on critique.  I think Nina’s top looks like vintage maternity wear, not good.  MK’s dress on Ackerman, fine, whtever, kind of dull and I don’t think especially flattering.

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

    i like nina’s necklace too. in fact, out of all the things i saw on the show this week & w/ the exception of the abovenoted red MKors dress, i think i like nina’s necklace best.

    i hate to say it, tho, kind of, but there is a place one can buy necklaces very much like nina’s, if not, of course, so expensive. that place is etsy. i know people make fun of etsy & that club can certainly count me a member; however, there are a lot of very nice things on etsy if one looks. & a necklace like nina’s would be among them.

    • Anonymous

      There are some incredibly talented people on Etsy. I love that site because it gives people who aren’t incredibly rich a chance in the market. Slow clap for Etsy!

  • Anonymous

    That top Heidi’s wearing is adorable.. and has somehow magically taken her down about three cup sizes.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Heidi “yes, I’ve had 15 children but my legs are SLAMMIN’ so suck it, bitches” Klum. When will you ever grow up.

    Nina Garcia gives me a sad too.

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

    I really don’t like that coral lipstick paired with such a brilliant red dress on Malin, but if I ignore her makeup she looks fantastic. So kudos to Michael Kors via Malin Ackerman.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed on Ms. Akerman, beautiful. The dress is very flattering and looks great on her. Not too offended by the make up, its ok, love her hair. Since she looks terrific, I give her top marks, 10/10
    Heidi: I like the pieces she wore, and the accessories go nicely, I would like to see some color on her. She can really pull off bright color when she wears it and looks radiant in color. Overall, this outfit is good enough, really love that blouse, that skirt looks similar to what she wore in the Nina challenge episode, 6/10
    Nina: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, matronly and her hair could be straightened so she doesn’t have so many fly-aways, then again she ALWAYS has fly-aways galore, 2/10

  • Anonymous

    Even though her outfit may not look expensive, I think Heidi looks fantastic! The hair and makeup are fabulous! It’s not as harsh as it usually is. 

  • Erin Nice

    I completely agree about Heidi’s outfit, which is a shame because her hair and makeup look gorgeous. I would have loved that top with jeans.

  • Anonymous

    If one of my friends showed up wearing her shirt stuffed into her skirt the way Heidi’s is, I would drag her into the bathroom and stage an intervention then and there. She looks positively unkempt. Except from the neck up – hair and make-up are very nice.
    I disagree about Nina – she looks chic, the top fits her great and looks very Nina – I love the jewelry – not her most exciting outfit but certainly better than Heidi’s mess.
    I have no idea who Talin Katerbaum is. Never saw her before. Nice dress but not exactly taking a chance there are we Machum…or whatever your name is.

  • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

    Are we just judging the judges’ appearance or are we also judging the judges’ judging?

    I was appalled by the way they insulted the “clients.” Since the couples had major input into the designs, fabric choices and accessories, every nasty thing the judges said to the contestants was also indirectly aimed at these lovely people. They certainly did not deserve to be treated so abominably. 

  • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

    Are we just judging the judges’ appearance or are we also judging the judges’ judging?

    I was appalled by the way they insulted the “clients.” Since the couples had major input into the designs, fabric choices and accessories, every nasty thing the judges said to the contestants was also indirectly aimed at these lovely people. They certainly did not deserve to be treated so abominably. 

  • Anonymous

    Although Malin’s dress is the clear winner in a very non-competitive week, it also looks like it could be purchased at any department store.  I agree that Nina was off her game.  Heidi no longer has a game.  She just randomly gets it right once in awhile.

  • vmcdanie

    What is going on with the makeup this season? Malin’s look was not flattering. But I loved the dress.

    I rolled my eyes at the mention of another cookie cutter starlet on the panel but Malin was a surprisingly good, articulate judge. Now with your previous post on producer meddling though, I’m wondering how many of those opinions were Malin’s. Or any guest judge. I really didn’t want to believe the producers interfered that much. You guys basically just told me that Santa Claus isn’t real.

  • Anonymous

    looks like heidi has had an eyelid or eyebrow lift… something is wonky with her face in that close-up.

    • Anonymous

      i’ve been thinking the same thing lately.  she just doesn’t look like herself.  sometimes i see photos and don’t recognize her til i read the captions.

  • Anonymous

    In the first picture, Heidi looks like Mischa Barton. Weird.

  • Anonymous

    I hate cropped pants…especially capris.  Nina looks frumpy. 

    Heidi looks really cute…especially hair.  Agree that her outfit was ill matched…separately really nice pieces though.

    The other lady….looks good seated.  I’m curious to see how it looks standing with those bands appearing high waist-ed.  Her wonky eye in the last shot is freakin me out…

  • Anonymous

    I think Heidi looks California chic. Napa Valley lady  – She wins for me.

  • Anonymous

    PS: Ackerman looks sub par as all heck for her here. Hell no.

    • Anonymous

      I had no idea who Ackerman is.  I had to Google her.  PR/Lifetime should be able to come up with better celebrity guest judges.

  • Anonymous

    Wish you would comment on Heidi’s opening dress … it was way interesting, loved it but would love to see more detail.

  • Anonymous

    Heidi would have rocked her look if she’d chosen jeans over the tight black skirt. The MK dress looks great on Akerman. 

    Thanks TLo for working your butts off during NYFW. All the tweets and posts have been so good and I do hope you get to rest up a bit. 

  • Anonymous

    Who is that Malin gal?  

    • Anonymous

      [nerd] She was the Silk Spectre II in “The Watchmen” and she’s in the completely insane “Childrens’ Hospital” on Adult Swim. Love her. [/nerd]

      Edit: oh yeah, she’s also been in a few romcoms, but I ignore their existence.

  • Anonymous

    What the — is one of the judges topless on TV??
    *puts on glasses*

    Oh wait. It’s just Nina’s outfit.

  • Anonymous

    9/10 for Malin Akerman in Michael Kors? I don’t get it with that dress. I could see it any any department store . . . and I wouldn’t look twice.
    I give her a 5/10, only because she’s kind of pretty. And she was a good judge – I wonder if she preferred Viktor?

  • http://www.facebook.com/LizBWilson Liz Baxter

    I love when my opinion is validated by these guys :D I saw Heidi’s outfit and said out loud “oh, the shirt is super cute, but would look better with jeans, and the skirt is hot but needed a different top” Than I looked down and saw their critique. I can be a fash ho too :D

  • Anonymous

    Agree with everything.  Especially the hiddy nail polish (WTF Heidi?  You are too old to have multi-colored nails).  I *love* Phillip Lim (and it seems Nina does too…she’s been wearing a lot of it lately), but this vest washes her out.  The Michael Kors dress is HOT!  I looked it up online and the cagey detail in the back is spectacular; too bad we couldn’t see more of it.  But the red is perfect on Malin.