PR: Someone needs a nap and a slap

Posted on October 05, 2011

Oh, Miss Kimberly. You are making us very sad. We think you’ve got the talent and the style to go all the way in this competition but your work is getting weaker and weaker with each challenge. And how you managed to squeak by without comment this week is a mystery to us.

Because this was pretty horrifying.



Ugh. We don’t even have much to say. That’s a really pretty fabric she chose for the top, but that represents the one and only good choice she made. Nothing about this look reads as seventies to us and the proportions are amazingly unflattering. One blast from a subway grate and the world will know what color bra you’re wearing. Picking loud and mismatched accessories didn’t detract from the poorness of the concept.

But if we thought that look was bad…

THIS one – as it much as it pains us to say it – should have gotten her auf’d.



Girl, WHAT HAPPENED HERE? You’ve demonstrated both great taste and kickass technical skills all throughout the competition. Are you tired? Because if you are you better start loading up on the Red Bull. One more outfit like this and the judges will be showing you the door. And we so want to see you in the finals rather than some of the less talented drama queens in the room. In the immortal words of Cher, “SNAP OUT OF IT!”

 

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  • Anonymous

    Man, this looks so much worse than how I remembered it. The fit in bust is horrifying. The pants could have been salvageable if it weren’t for that Top of Terror.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, the fit in the 2nd top was really really bad. But other than that, it was kinda cool

      In the first look – I had a top like that, except a bit longer, in the 70s. The first time I wore it 2 different people asked me if I was pregnant. I never wore it again.

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

      Yow!  It looked pretty good on the runway but the fit is awful. Good concept though.

    • Anonymous

      It does look much better from behind

  • jeneria

    She’s been off her game the last two challenges.  Clearly era-specific or genre-specific designs are beyond her reality.

  • Toto Maya

    Honestly, I could barely even remember hers. The only thing I remembered about her outfits until I saw this post was the stupid hole on her belly, which was bad. I think this was worse than Anthony Ryan’s, honestly.

    • Anonymous

      I think the second look was worse than Anthony Ryan’s, but taken as a whole (ie, both looks), AR’s was worse.

    • Anonymous

      I think the second look was worse than Anthony Ryan’s, but taken as a whole (ie, both looks), AR’s was worse.

  • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

    Agreed. Gorgeous fabric, perplexing top. And that second…thing, boggles the mind. You’re better than this, Kimberly!

    She does look incredibly tired, though.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    When the first outfit came down the runway I palm slapped my forehead and yelled “NO!” at the screen.  It looks like a bistro tablecloth with armholes.  I won’t even speak about that skirt.  How can a woman who gets pants right so often be so bad at skirts?
    Then again this second outfit?  Jeebus, Murray and Guiseppe!  It was too light weight a fabric to be handled as it was without being fully lined.  Every flaw is glaringly obvious.
    Step it up Gurl, or get outta the way.

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

      “Jeebus, Murray and Giuseppe” — I almost spit my soup on to the keyboard!  Hilarious!

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

      “Jeebus, Murray and Giuseppe” — I almost spit my soup on to the keyboard!  Hilarious!

  • Sara__B

    Yes, the fit is horrendous, but I would have worn that pants suit in the 70s (if it fit properly and without the black stuff wrapped around the waist) with a tucked-in white blouse underneath. The first outfit is just weird. I agree that Kimberly has talent and skills, but she turns out one unflattering outfit after another. She’d better bring it this week or she’s going home.

  • Anonymous

    Yes the top half was horrendous. Those darts over the nipples…yikes. The sad thing is the idea for the 2nd outfit was actually interesting and could have been stunning

    • Anonymous

      I agree Frank…If she had done some type of short like Tim advised her the outfit would have passed.

    • Cautiously Pessimistic

      I remain perpetually amazed at how much this group of designers is struggling with darts.  For crying out loud, that was something my high school sewing teacher taught us in the second week of the class.  After, you know, how to measure yourself and buy fabric and thread the sewing machine.

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

    The houndstooth suit idea was a great start, but boy did that one derail. Hiddy. And aufable. She was so lucky that so many of the remaining designers brought their F game this challenge.

    I completely forgot about the other one. Not only is this not 1970s-inspired, she created a new class of clothing. It’s a poncho-shirt! It’s a tree-skirt-shirt! It’s a lampshade-shirt! I give up. Mercy.

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

      “It’s a poncho-shirt! It’s a tree-skirt-shirt! It’s a lampshade-shirt!”

      “It’s a floor wax! It’s a cake frosting!” It’s nothing if not versatile. ;-)

    • BerlinerNYC

      OMG yes, it’s like the top version of the Christmas tree skirt that Bernice tried to wear on Designing Women. “I liked to never got this thing on. I finally just let out the waist and tied it with a belt.”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g9p-Y_nBdc

    • BerlinerNYC

      OMG yes, it’s like the top version of the Christmas tree skirt that Bernice tried to wear on Designing Women. “I liked to never got this thing on. I finally just let out the waist and tied it with a belt.”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g9p-Y_nBdc

  • Anonymous

    I think the IDEA for the jumpsuit thingy was good, in terms of the challenge, but the execution was execrable.

    • Anonymous

      I like this for the use of a sophisticated word like execrable. :)

    • Anonymous

      I like this for the use of a sophisticated word like execrable. :)

  • Anonymous

    I think the pants have a bit of merit…the seams and plaid line up nicely. and plaid flared pants were common then. But, the top she paired with them…omg…the poor model looks deflated, the seaming is atrocious! Not the part of the outfit you save until the final seconds to make. 

    I also like the fabric of the flowy top…but it’s not a shape I recall from my youth (or ever for that matter).  It would have looked great as a halter top, even with the same neckline…I recall my older sisters wearing halters in the ’70s. 

    I’ve a feeling she’ll soon be auf’ed…obvious by looking at her that she’s not handling the stress and pace too well.  

    • Anonymous

      I am surprised no one made a halter top.  I remember wearing them in the 70′s.  I had an set with a halter top with coordinating bell bottom pants or shorts that I just loved. I thought I was the most stylish 4th grader in my school.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LFA7IMYX3NQB6SP3JHKKSRNPOM Virginia

        I was a bridesmaid in my dad’s groovy second wedding, the one where the bride – my new stepmother – macramaed shells onto the bottom of her gown…anyhoo, I wore a maxi skirt and a halter top with a little belly showing and I thought I was THE BOMB!!!  It was all down hill after that, though…LOL

  • Anonymous

    Yikes.  That second one looks like she didn’t even bother trying to fit in on either the mannequin or the model.  Can’t say I actually love that first print, either.   I’d hate to see her crash and burn.

  • Anonymous

    When I saw the picture of the first look, I thought “updated poncho.”  Having lived in poncho’s (usually crocheted by my grandma) in the early 70′s, I get the reference.  Not saying I love it by any stretch, but at least I understood it as a 70′s influence with a twist. I can even imagine one of Charlie’s Angels in the second one, lack of support and all.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

      I thought that about the 2nd outfit, too.  Didn’t Farrah and Cheryl Tiegs actually wear pantsuits like that on the show (in brighter colors and with a better fit)?  Kimberly’s were bad, but maybe this is what saved her–some sort of reference to the 70s in some form.  With AR, Laura, and Clinique, nothing seemed to look remotely like the 70s.

  • Anonymous

    Kimberly’s garments always look like they are meant for the woman going out clubbing. I think these two represent what happens when she is asked to design outside of that theme.

  • Anonymous

    What is going on with the Boob Fit (or lack of it) is look #2?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002673395871 Roadkill Writer’s Camp

      Good question. A decent bra might have helped some, but there seems to be a prohibition against them as mere underpinning.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LFA7IMYX3NQB6SP3JHKKSRNPOM Virginia

      The boobatitular area seemed to pose many problems, BWGP

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LFA7IMYX3NQB6SP3JHKKSRNPOM Virginia

        Oh, AKA: Madam Ovary :)

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

    I wondered if I missed something with this. I just knew she would be in the bottom. The top on the pantsuit is so bad!! She must be really tired. Last week was ass too.

  • Anonymous

    Kimberly bought her fabrics in the wrong order: the plaid should have been separates and the print should have been a dress.

    She really does look as if a nap is in order and maybe a nice big meal to give her some energy.

  • Anonymous

    I totally forgot how awful these outfits were.

  • Anonymous

    tehe  ““SNAP OUT OF IT!””  I just used that yesterday!

     
    You know ponchos were big in the 70′s and while I don’t believe that was her intent – AT ALL – I can see viewing this as being influenced by a poncho???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

    gasps

    I had NO idea how bad that second look was until I saw these pictures.  I’m without cable after a move currently and have been watching it on my laptop and never really saw how craptastic it was.  Egads!  That rather horrendous.  I like Kimberly but haven’t always liked her designs and even I know she’s better then this.  Snap out of it is absolutely correct boys.  If she puts up shit like this this week, then there is no way Bitch Face Barbie & Delusional Over-processed Barbie will be booted.  Don’t let us down namesake!!

    • Anonymous

      It took me a minute to figure out which Barbie was which.  They’re sort of interchangeable, in a bizarre way…

  • Anonymous

    ugh. looking at both of these garments fills me with violent anger on behalf of He Who Shouldn’t Have Been Auf’d. 

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

    I completely agree. Remember at the end she was literally sewing her model into the dress? How did she not end up in the bottom three?

    This is the fabric that Anya and Laura were slagging on behind her back — it’s so Sears! — and wondering if they should say something.

  • Anonymous

    I often find her work kind of boring–except for the second look, which would have been better off boring than…whatever it was.  Her problem as a reality show contestant is that she tends to look blank or sour when she’s not actively engaged in an interaction.  Girl, you’re likeable and smart–pay attention to your facial expressions when you’re on the runway!

  • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

    This is the worst season I can remember, DRECKITUDE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1006374212 Berna Starling

    Agreed! A bit more coverup
    and a better fit on the vest-thingy would have helped. I really like
    Kimberly, but she really seems to be tired. Since she told on an earlier
    episode about her health problems in the past, I just hope it hasn`t got
    anything to do with that. I really like her tastelevel in general, but
    that blouse on the first look made me go “eeeeeeeek” as it came down the
    runway. This week it was a total miss/mess. But I would love to see her
    in Final 3 with Viktor and Bert – I know, it`s delusional because of
    Jury-Favorite Anya-the-one-trick-patterned-pony… but anyway :D

    • http://pissiechrissie.tumblr.com/ Chrissie

      I don’t recall her saying she was ill?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1006374212 Berna Starling

        Maybe I`m remembering wrong, but didn`t she talk about having a knot in her breast in the past? If I`m mixing up things, I`m sorry of course.

  • Anonymous

    She sure is pretty, though.

  • Anonymous

    Was there something about the fit of the first garmet that made her model walk like a complete twat?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I was pretty borderline on whether she or Josh deserved the aufing. This was a nightmare.

  • Anonymous

    There is not a single well-executed thing up there. The skirt fits weirdly around the hips, there are not even words for that heinous excuse of a crushed lampshade in exceedingly bad taste, and the entire jumpsuit looks like it was sewed by a mysterious new race of thumbless people with bad eyesight.

    The concept for the second look isn’t bad, though. It would have been quite chic if it had been well-executed.

    • Anonymous

      “a mysterious new race of thumbless people with bad eyesight.”  
      I … think I might be one of this race – it certainly would describe my utter lack of artistic or crafty skills.

  • Anonymous

    Awww man, I really like Kimberly. But yeah, this was really bad.  I agree, a cup of coffee, a slap, red bull, 5 hour energy, something STAT!  I do not want to see her leave before Josh or Laura.

  • G Spencer

    on the top of the second look…I see a face winking at me!! 

  • G Spencer

    on the top of the second look…I see a face winking at me!! 

  • Anonymous

    I felt bad for Kimberly this episode, and I can’t place my finger on it. She did seem tired–both physically and emotionally.  Also, I don’t know how that second look qualified as “one piece” because it’s not. I’m just glad she squeaked by this week.

  • Anonymous

    I felt bad for Kimberly this episode, and I can’t place my finger on it. She did seem tired–both physically and emotionally.  Also, I don’t know how that second look qualified as “one piece” because it’s not. I’m just glad she squeaked by this week.

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

    She’d better bring it tomorrow night, or she’s going home.  My one glimmer of hope is that the preview implied Laura was in deep trouble with the bird challenge — I saw a glimpse of something horribly feathered.  God, I hope she goes home tomorrow and not Kimberley!

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

    She’d better bring it tomorrow night, or she’s going home.  My one glimmer of hope is that the preview implied Laura was in deep trouble with the bird challenge — I saw a glimpse of something horribly feathered.  God, I hope she goes home tomorrow and not Kimberley!

  • Anonymous

    I think I had a few shirts like the first one…when I was 2.  I was really disappointed in her this week. 

  • Anonymous

    I think I had a few shirts like the first one…when I was 2.  I was really disappointed in her this week. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

    All she needed is a pattern to follow

    http://tinyurl.com/jumpsuitpattern

  • Anonymous

    I know I have no taste, but I thought the pants outfit was incredibly hot.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not your taste that’s the problem.  It *is* a hot look.  It’s just that it’s so badly made that it’s hard to look at it at all.

  • Anonymous

    I know I have no taste, but I thought the pants outfit was incredibly hot.

  • Anonymous

    A close-fitted vest and slouchy trousers are very ’70s – this was a much better concept than look one. But the execution, ach. She really couldn’t pull it together this week.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. I liked the concept. but the execution, especially the top was terrible!

    • Anonymous

      The only thing I can think of is that the concept on the 2nd outfit saved her. Because it sure wasn’t the execution. I also didn’t realize how bad it was around the bosom until I saw these pictures. Yikes!

  • Anonymous

    A close-fitted vest and slouchy trousers are very ’70s – this was a much better concept than look one. But the execution, ach. She really couldn’t pull it together this week.

  • Anonymous

    Not much to add, this performance was less than I expected of her.

    And I know this is tangential, but having spent so much time on other contestants’ makeup, why not?, I always forget, until I see a still of her face, how damn pretty she is. If coiffed and made up as carefully as Laura mostly is, I think she’d throw Laura so far into the shade she wouldn’t be seen for the rest of the day.

  • Anonymous

    Not much to add, this performance was less than I expected of her.

    And I know this is tangential, but having spent so much time on other contestants’ makeup, why not?, I always forget, until I see a still of her face, how damn pretty she is. If coiffed and made up as carefully as Laura mostly is, I think she’d throw Laura so far into the shade she wouldn’t be seen for the rest of the day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

       She really is very pretty, but I always feel like she’s being overwhelmed by her long hair.  It seems to dwarf her face or something.  But yes, combine her physical attractiveness with her beautiful personality, and I agree, head and shoulders above Bleach Barbie.

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

    The only reason she wasn’t auf’ed is because the whole episode was so incredibly shit-tastic that she skated by. 

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

    Question of the week: Is that triangle above the jumpsuit’s belt supposed to be there? I couldn’t figure it out on Thursday night and I’m still at a loss.

    Despite being a jumpsuit, the second piece had true potential. The pants fit nicely, and the plaid is so subtle it doesn’t even offend me. It could have been a terrific, modern homage to the 70s, although I wonder if she even realized it.

    The first outfit is… man, I don’t even know. I love the fabric she used for the top. I just have no idea what she was going for with it. It looks like the blouse version of a swing dress, which would actually be more 60s (I think. Someone correct me if I’m wrong); perhaps very early 70s, which were just an extension of the late 60s anyway. Or maybe she was going for a poncho?

    I love Kimberly. She’s so low key and has no time for melodramatic bullshit. Plus, she’s so beautiful I could just stare at her all day. But this work right here is yet another example of why Anthony Ryan should not have been eliminated.

  • MilaXX

    I actually can see a bit of the 70′s in the top. It’s kinda poncho like vibe or those loose, flowy tops people wore back then. The problem was it was waaaay too short in the front. Hated the styling , especially the bag. It was distracting having that draped over her cross body like that and also further highlighted the fact that the top was too short.

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

      And then she was talking about how flattering it would be because it was flowy — it also exposes the model’s stomach!  Which means it’s only flattering on a tiny chunk of women!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully, she took a nap while the others were on the runway and she’ll come back full force tomorrow.  Because this work is beneath her from what we’ve seen before.

  • Anonymous

    On the runway I had thought the hole in the belly of the jumpsuit wasn’t intentional, but looking through these pics, it looks like it was.  Yikes.  I was so busy looking at it I never noticed how bad the bust was.

  • Anonymous

    I was baffled by Kimberly this week. Nap and a slap indeed. That is a terrific fabric for the first look, used in a very strange way. What a cute dress that could have been. She may have spent so much time matching the plaid on the pants that while she had a workable idea for the top, she had half an hour to execute it. Almost any other season she would have gone home.

  • Judy_J

    That second outfit was cringe-inducing.  I felt sorry for the model who had to wear it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R34D3TG5XAEKM6C2KWJG73V27M Laura

    I actually liked the gray jumpsuit a lot when it was on TV.  But it looks much worse in these still shots.  The yellow purse on the first look is homely on its own, and looked comically mismatched with the outfit, but at least I was so busy freaking out about the stupid yellow purse that I failed to notice the clothes as much.

  • Anonymous

    The first top looks like a take on a poncho.  Definitely 70′s.

  • Anonymous

    Why do all these designers hate bras so much? When even a flatchested model is drooping, something is seriously wrong.

  • Anonymous

    That second outfit is from hell. Forget insane crotches; that girl has insane boobages!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that second look is Lohan-tastic.

    I didn’t hate these looks during the show, though I did question the 70s-ishness of that first look. Looking at the here, I think she lucked out the Josh and Anthony Ryan f’d up so badly.

    Oh Kimberly, snap out of it! I know you have it in you.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my…I didn’t notice the horrible titscrepancy on the second look while watching.  And did she make those pants for someone else?  The fit is terrible.  I thought the second outfit was a cute idea, horribly executed.

    That first look was a major WTF.  The top is just weird…like wearing a hairdresser cape.  And I thought we were going to see tit at any second.  The fabric is gorgeous, which makes me has an extra sad at the thing she made out of it.

  • Anonymous

    I thought she should have been aufed for these looks.  They’re really awful and even her tailoring skills deserted her.  On the runway I thought that open triangle on the model’s belly was a mistake but I see that it was a deliberate design element.  If tailored perfectly it might have worked; as is, it’s just a mess.

    I like Kimberley’s low drama, no nonsense attitude.  And she’s so pretty.  Her pre-show portfolio was one of my favorites.  But she’s been a major disappointment on the show.  Other than the winning look for Nina, her work has ranged from boring and forgettable to truly awful.  And each week it gets worse.  I predict that she’ll go home this week – and she probably should.  As bad as Josh and Laura’s work has been, they’ve at least shown glimmers of something now and again.  And they bring the drama. 

  • Anonymous

    And this demonstrates Kimberly’s undeserved (and totally incomprehensible) reputation for making great pants.

  • Anonymous

    And this demonstrates Kimberly’s undeserved (and totally incomprehensible) reputation for making great pants.

  • sweetlilvoice

    I’d forgotten those horrid outfits. I think she is just skating by until the finale. She looks exhausted, poor thing.

  • sweetlilvoice

    I’d forgotten those horrid outfits. I think she is just skating by until the finale. She looks exhausted, poor thing.

  • Anonymous

    Fourth place out of seven is bottom half.  Her days are numbered, and that number does not include Bryant Park.

  • Anonymous

    Think how badly they criticized Josh for his pants and let these slide.  Ridiculous!

  • Anonymous

    I like her a lot and thought she had a good chance at the top 3. But my money is on her going home tomorrow night.

  • mellbell

    The first look had a lot of potential. If the poncho/halter (both of which do evoke the 70s!) were better proportioned, and perhaps paired with shorts or skinny pants instead of a pencil skirt, it really could have been something. Even the second look had its merits. If she had paired the pants with a blouse instead of going for a head-to-toe constructed look, it wouldn’t have been nearly so auf-worthy. Unfortunately for her, good fabric instincts and pants construction probably aren’t enough to get by at this point in the competition.

  • Anonymous

    Yikes. I’d forgotten about how bad these looked. I like Kimberley, but I haven’t liked many of her designs. These are terrible.

    Even at this late stage, I can’t really distinguish between all the designers–none of them seems to have a particular point of view and they all seem rather interchangeable. I guess I could probably pick out Bert’s designs because they’re so simple and Victor’s because his are generally well made. But as for the rest, they all seem more or less the same to me. I think that Josh could have made what Laura sent down the runway last week and vice versa. Such a blah season.  

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

      That’s a good point. I was looking at some stuff from earlier challenges and I saw a “Kimberley” skirt but it was by one of the other designers. These 2 looks could have been by anyone (except Victor, who would have nailed it, and Bert, who would not have tried it). 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I don’t know what it is about all these designers. In past seasons, you could usually tell who made what at this point. But I feel that if you stood all the models on the runway WITHOUT the designers next to them, I couldn’t (for the most part) tell who made what. It’s very depressing because it makes me realize we’re not looking at fashion or design, we’re looking at mall clothes (BAD mall clothes). 

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    A Cher-style “Snap out of it!” needs to be accompanied by two smacks to the chops, which in this situation also seems applicable.

  • Anonymous

    All I can think when I see that second top is the word “Teats.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/ehormell Eric Hormell

    Oh, I kind of liked the jumpsuit. The construction was horrible, but I thought the design worked. I thought it pushed her into the middle of the pack, where the judges put her.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t remember her entries, and now I know why. 
    She’s much better than she’s shown with those looks. I’d love to see Laura go, but not Kimberly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

    As much as I like Kimberly, and really really appreciate her no-drama approach to this whole shindig, I just don’t feel her clothes a lot of times.  This “circle shirt” (I think that’s what she called it), like the boob-wings shirt she made in the first challenge, just seems awkward to wear – not to mention it’s really unflattering.  The skirt and execution issues on the second one I’m willing to put down to fatigue, since there do seem to have been pretty decent ideas behind most of her choices.  Still, I really don’t want want to see her go yet, if for no other reason than that she seems to be the last thing keeping the drama explosion in check.  Personally, I’m pulling for a Barbie-aufing this week!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really think she’s been all that great.  If you look back at everything she’s done, she really hasn’t done anything particularly well since she won with the Nina outfit (which personally I thought was overrated) and her best work (IMHO) was the pants she did for the stiltwalker challenge.  Although her technical skill has been pretty good, It’s amazed me that she has been safe rather than in the bottom a number of times – most especially this week.  I suspect the judges considered her to be in the bottom four rather than the top four – if that makes any sense.  They must have considered the bottom three to be even worse but seriously, this crap?

  • Anonymous

    I think she has technical skills and I appreciate the fact that she appears to be a nice, no-fuss person. I do not see however, any great taste level or, for that matter, any interesting design aesthetic. 

    I like her, but I think her clothes have been a bore or just okay all season. I don’t see anything special there.

  • Anonymous

    The suit reminded me of Stella’s with the bad cape (season ??).

    I think Kimberly may be in for a Laura moment where she is surprised the judges overall opinion of her. She’s had so many safe weeks where she might think she’s almost in the top 3, when she’s really almost in the bottom 3. I think her work is often a tad too slutty and/or oddly fitted–especially in skirts.  

  • margaret meyers

    The working woman jumpsuit was such a great idea… the garment is just terrible.  She started thinking Foxxy Brown and lost track of women’s liberation. Why is it so tight? She has the model’s measurements. Clearly this fabric is not a stretch fabric or a drape fabric, this garment called for real menswear tailoring with a fit right for office wear, not street walking.

  • Anonymous

    I was amazed she was in the middle and safe from critique.  Butt ugly, both of them.

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    I actually like the top in the first outfit, if only there were some practical way to keep it from flying all over the place. Suspenders? OK, not suspenders. Maybe if it was worn over a simple form-fitting black dress instead of a skirt? That might work since the front part does need to be cut higher to keep it from looking like maternity wear.

    You guys forgot to mention the best part about seeing that second look come down the runway–Kimberly’s completely delusional voiceover! She said something about how putting the vest and the pant together was fresh and new. Ah yes, who’d have thought to combine 2 such elusive items as a vest and pants?

  • Anonymous

    I love Kimberly but she dodged a bullet two weeks in a row.  Her time has come.

    • Lisa

      I hate to say it, but you’re right.  This was just auf-ul!

    • Lisa

      I hate to say it, but you’re right.  This was just auf-ul!

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking tonight is her night to get auf’d unless Blenley does something totally horrific but, sadly, I don’t see her going into the Top 3.

  • Anonymous

    Of course it Seventies! Its a poncho without the annoying poncho-y bits.

  • Anonymous

    They might be ugly, but at least they’re forgettable.

  • Anonymous

    She’s lucky there was so much fug to choose from this week. 

  • Anonymous

    I have absolutely no recollection of the 2nd look, and I watched the episode 3 times. Huh. The bottom and back are pretty, but the top front should be burned along with the first look.

  • Now I am The Bee

    Wow–I don’t remember this being so bad, either.  Yikes.  That first look…I don’t even know what to say. 
    The jumpsuit, however, could have been so fierce save for the front bodice.  The pants looked pretty good, and the back was very modern.  So–from the back it looked like a 70s inspired modern jumpsuit.  The bodice, however, is just awful.  I’d be so ashamed to send that down any runway.  And surely no one would wear it. 
    C’mon, Kimberly.  We know ya have it in ya….

  • Cautiously Pessimistic

    I’d argue that the plaid was actually a good choice for a 70s-inspired look.  It was plaid without being the kinds of plaid Bob Newhart wore (which is one of several mistakes Josh made).  Of course, the plaids are laid out haphazardly, and she made a horrific choice in laying it on the bias in the vest.

    Someone in the comments pointed out that her aesthetic seems to be stuff you’d wear to a nightclub.  She may do that really well, but unfortunately for her, unless you’re wearing her clothes to a nightclub, most of it seems pretty tacky.  Unless she knocks it out of the park tomorrow night, I imagine she’s going to get a lecture on her taste level.

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

    we.had.a.raiNstorM,both.of.My.keyboards.got.wet.
    i.Must.like.this.coMMuNity.a.lot.cos.i.felt.i.had.to.say.that.the.floaty.top.is.totally.Mid-80s.doNe.iN.a.60sesque.priNt.
    i.had.More.thaN.1.just.like.it.if.iN.black.
    which.coMe.to.thiNk.of.it.Mustve.looked.as.ridiculous.oN.soMeoNe.built.like.me.as.My.typiNg.looks.toNite.
    {i.thiNk.i.am.typiNg.mostly.to.make.people.laugh.}
    kiMberlys.jumpsuit.-was-.almost.innovative.in.the.way.she.hoped.&.it.is.very.70s.updated.
    she’s.Nice–if.only.it.was.better.coNstructed.
    i’d.rather.josh.left.toMorrow.
    but.it.is.cos.she.is.Nice.
    i.cant.proMise.1.of.them.is.better.than.the.other,desigNwise.
    laurableNley.has.been.coNsistently.worse.than.both.of.them.but.her.fiNal.show.is.better.than.either.of.theirs.Pity.
    if.my.keyboard.dries.i.will.be.back.tomorrow.
    if.it.doesNt.amazoN.is.due.to.deliver.a.New.if.inexpeNsive.replaceMeNt.friday.
    {i.am.afraid.i.dont.have.blenleys.MoNey.eveN.if.my.”taste.level”.is.coMparatively.iN.the.stratosphere.
    funny.how.that.works.}
    better.thaN.this.old.logitech.keyboard.aNyway.
    i.hope.soMeoNe.eNjoyed.this.
    for.real.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the concept of the second look was actually pretty cool.  But the execution was so awful, I just don’t get it.

  • Anonymous

    i tried to get behind the primary crayola color scheme of the first look, but no.  it just looks strange, like the flying nun a la pucci but her headdress slipped.  the eye makeup is so egregiously bad i can’t believe no one yelled STOP.  the second look lost me with the stomach pooching out through that little triangle, and why is the model trying to jam her hand into that already too tight pocket? sigh

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

    I like how she said to Viktor that his designs are popular and to take a look around the room… When Viktor was complaining about how he does not trust anybody in he competition anymore, did he mean Kimberly as well?

  • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

    Trust me on this:  In the 1970s, it would not have been the color of your bra that was showing.