PR: Judging the Judges, Week 6

Posted on August 24, 2012

 

Oooh, the ladies brought their A game this week.

The Duchess, as per usual, is off playing a game of his own. But hey, nice Chucks.

 

Alice Temperley in Temperley London

Temperley London Fall 2012 Collection

That dress is absolutely gorgeous. And it couldn’t possibly suit her any better than it does. It’s impossible to look at her and not think “British fashion designer.” And it not only looks great on her, it looks great on camera and great sitting down. There’s not a thing we’d change about this look

 

This Week’s Score: 5/5

 

Previous Guest Judge Scores:
Joanna Coles: 4.25
Rachel Roy: 4/5
Hayden Pannetiere: 4/5
Krysten Ritter: 4.25/5
Dylan Lauren: 4/5
Lauren Graham:4/5
Pat Field: 4/5

 

 

 

Heidi Klum in Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Toga Striped Jersey Dress 
[Belt by Oscar de la Renta]

Yves Saint Laurent Red Brushed Leather Platform Pump

Dayum. Girl, that is SO your dress. This might be the best thing we’ve ever seen her wear. It’s a gorgeous dress and she’s rocking the hell out of it. We don’t think that was the best belt choice in the world, though.

 

This Week’s Score: 4.75/5

Cumulative S10 Score: 3.54/5

 

 

Nina Garcia in Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 Collection

Any other week and La Nina might have been in the lead once again, but while this is tasteful and chic, it doesn’t have nearly the impact of the other two dresses. She looks as fabulous as she always does, but Heidi apparently got her second wind and Alice is too chic to ignore.

 

This Week’s Score: 4.5/5

Cumulative S10 Score: 4.41/5

 

WINNER, WEEK FOUR: Alice Temperley! A guest judge wins it for the second week in a row! Heidi and Nina FUME while Kors suppresses a laugh!

CUMULATIVE SCORE LEADER: Nina. Damn right.


 

[Photo Credit: style.com, vogue.com, net-a-porter.com - Stills: tomandlorenzo.com]

    • Aly Light

      I’m so glad you agree about Alice Temperley’s dress– I could not take my eyes of it. I want one so badly, and I don’t think I’ve ever thought that about what the judges wore on PR.

      • l_c_ann

        If you’ve done crewel embroidery, that dress could be yours.

        • momjamin

           Not for about 6 years, at the rate I stitch ;-)

      • sojourneryouth

         I LOVEthe dress, and it fits her beautifully.  I don’t think it needed a necklace, though, and with the loose, sort-or-messy hair, the overall look is a little too hippie-like for me, but she does look amazing. 

        • littlemac8

          Charming dress.  I think it’s either her posture or the fit that keeps it from looking as good as it could.  I totally agree about the necklace.

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

        That dress hits every girly-girl gene I have. I’m a sucker for a floral print dress anyway, but, holy cats! That is one perfect dress.

    • Rachel Sawyer

      I would have given Heidi A 5. I could not stop looking at that dress. Fabulous!

      • mshesterp

        Yeah, she’s the clear winner for me.  Best she’s looked in a long while.  There’s something about the pattern on Temperley’s that i don’t love, but that’s just me.  Heidi looks chic and striking.  

      • TropiCarla

        Exactly. I was mesmerized by the Klum last night – she was banging from Head to Toe. I COVET that dress – too bad it costs 5 times more than I would consider. That money could buy everything we need for the new nursery. Think I could get away with putting it on the baby registry?

        • Rachel Sawyer

           Go for it.

        • formerlyAnon

          Strange as it may sound, babies bore some people. They might enjoy buying something for Mama, even if a few of ‘em have to club together to make the price of the dress.

      • sojourneryouth

         I almost never like what Heidi wears, but she looked breathtaking last night.  Her stylist got it exactly right!

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Dress, hair, make-up and commentary–la Klum was top of the world in this episode.

      • Lisa_Cop

        Ditto about Heidi’s dress. Fabulous! Loved the shoes too.

      • kim i

         i love the dress, but i’d have to take off a full point for the belt.  why, with all those horizontal stripes, that great built in shape, and the drape from the shoulder, would ANYone pair a belt with this dress?  because otherwise it might not be TIGHT ENOUGH?  @@ <–(rolling eyes have left the building)

      • littlemac8

        Heidi looked fabulous in that dress and I loved her hair and makeup, too.  But what I enjoyed about Heidi the most this week was her obvious enjoyment of the guests who loved their makeovers and strutted their stuff.  Their enthusiasm was infectious and it was fun to see Heidi taking pleasure in their sass!

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        It’s a spectacular dress, no doubt.  But I wouldn’t grade Heidi a 5 simply because the belt detracts so much from the look.  Plus the gross hair and something about that red lipstick bugs me.  But those shoes!  Hell yeah to those shoes.  Love the earrings too.  

    • call_me_schmeg

      who else from the serena williams string yesterday thinks that la nina’s butt is cold from that dang zipper on the back of her vickie b dress?

      • l_c_ann

        Me.
        Cause I just don’t think Nina’s wearing ‘granny panties’ ……..ever

    • Lilithcat

      Temperley could have skipped the necklace.  It gets lost in that luscious print.  And a visit to the hairdresser was in order.

      Heidi rocked it.  I expect she thought that the belt would emphasize her waist, but it was unnecessary.  That dress would do the work on its own.

      Nina better step up her game!  Has she ever been in last place before?

    • Sobaika

      I would have given Heidi a full 5 and taken down Alice a teeny notch, I don’t like that her hair is all over the neckline. I kept trying to get a better look.

      • Glammie

        Oh, I think the hair goes with the total rich Boho look.  What I notice from the pix is that Alice’s hair is in good condition, but Nina’s is looking a bit fried.  She needs to cut back a bit on the peroxide and spend some time with some deep conditioning packs.  I think Heidi’s got the right idea (but, hey, her mom’s a hairdresser.), if you’re going to keep your naturally dark hair light for years on end, you don’t wear it really long.

        • Sobaika

          Nina’s hair is fried, but I don’t think shorter hair would suit her face as much. 

          • Glammie

            She has a large face and great thick hair, so I see your point, but in that case, she needs, as I say, to lay off the peroxide and go back to being a bit darker.  She shouldn’t be a blonde, anyway, the mid-level browns with some lighter pieces has worked well for her and she should get back to that and protect her hair–no matter how platinum Joanna Coles goes.

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

              I actually love Nina’s hair (even when it’s in bad shape, you can tell that her hair is naturally fabulous), but you’re right. At this point, it is seriously over-colored, both in being too light and being really damaged. She has enough extra hair that she could take it up to her shoulders and it would look great. She’d have a lot of movement because there’s nothing lifelessly hanging below the shoulders.

            • Glammie

              Yep, the basic hair is great–thick, nice texture.  Probably hasn’t had to really take care of it so she’s let its condition slip.  No idea if they’re extensions or not–don’t know that sort of thing.

        • holdstillnow

          I don’t think Nina’s hair is fried, I think it might be extensions.  See how the ends of the longer pieces (esp. the blonde ones) clump together in blunt bits?  Extensions do that.  And they are making for a very unbalanced looking hairstyle in general.  Basically, Nina’s hair makes me sad. (I’m a hair dresser, so it doesn’t take much.”

      • alyce1213

        Agree 100%

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Love The Duchess in the chuck taylors 

      • mshesterp

        Hee!  just noticed those.  Fun on him.

      • j_anson

        Very Duchess Who.

    • JaneDC

      Alice Temperly’s hair was a mess.

    • http://twitter.com/SallySay Sally Rifkin

      I think Heidi should have toned down the accessories. The matchy earrings, shoes, belt, and lipstick with such a bold dress make the whole thing too much to look at.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1013443339 Hannah Prutton

      la nina working the vicky b

      • kimmeister

        It’s a great dress, but not particularly photogenic when seated.  I didn’t even realize it had the brown side panels until I saw the pic on the model.

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

         You speak the truth. And, damn, that’s a great dress. She should have done her judging standing up so we could see just how fantastic her dress was. I actually did a gay gasp when I saw the photo above.

    • Glammie

      LOVE Alice Temperley’s work, have for ages.  Sometimes it can be a little twee, but this was how do florals for a grown-up.  Gorgeous, wonderful on camera.  I want.

      And Heidi also wore a grown-up dress–viva Vivienne Westwood.  

      I think I enjoyed the judges’ critiques more than usual just because I enjoyed looking at their clothes.  Nina did kind of fade in the background.  

      You’d think from the clothes, though, and Temperley’s presence that there was some sort of Brit thing going on with the challenge, but no connection whatsoever.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      I hated the Temperly London dress. 70s granny chic; ugh. Heidi FTW!

      • Lisa_Cop

        Prints were very big s/s 2012 but have to say I’m not a fan of this Temperly print. And leopard shoes with that pastel print? I don’t get it.

    • Jennifer Coleman

      I am coveting the Temperley and Beckham dresses!

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I would have actually given the win to Heidi this time, but Agreed that Nina was playing it too safe this week.

      • Excellence_and_Elegance

        I concur. That dress on Nina comes across as a bit too much Star Trek uniform, and the Russian tablecloth floral print kept drawing my eyes to Temperley’s chest, which could have used some support.

        • watchmeboogie

          Ha! Ensign Nina reporting for duty. At least she’s not a Red Shirt!

    • joancarol

       Alice Temperley’s  shoes!!!  Leopard print?

      • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

        Okay, I kept scrolling down wondering, “Am I really going to be the first one who posts about those shoes?” Thank you for confirming that I’m not the only one who went, “Whaaaaa?”

        The dress is great, the shoes are pure Kourtney Kardashian and have to go.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I wish Florence Welch could wear Temperley’s dress.

    • xmixiex

      Heidi looked jaw dropping. in a good way of course.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZ7S2FRLC52NXARXQ4ERHNOGE Liz

      Are we not going to address Alice Temperley’s shoes?

      • Glammie

        The shoes match her hair.  I notice the runway picture of the dress uses a hat to get the same hit of black/tawny in there.  Interesting, unepected, but for me, it works.

    • No_Sew

      How could you not mention THE SHOES? Heidi’s were Killa. (a bit matchy but I luv). But I find Temperly’s animal print shoes questionable. Nina’s shoes are appropriate, yet subdued. The shoes wil affect the final scoring!

    • Introspective

      Temperley came with a breathtaking design of her own. If that isnt fierce I dont know what is.

      Heidi rocked the shit outta the Westwood number. The stripes were bold, the length was age appropriate (and great for sittig on tv) and the fit showed her fab figure. The red lip was icing. I didnt notice the belt. I feel like its Heidis personal best as a judge.

      Nina seemed washed out- I think it was the dark hues next to two more striking outfits plus her ashy blonde tresses. Time for a new do Nina.

      • CozyCat

        Yeah, your eyes are drawn to the other two and Nina fades into the background in her dark dress.

        Any bets Nina shows up in fuscia next week?

    • nancymae

      Though I agree that Alice’s dress was divine her animal print shoes were utterly heinous. Heidi FTW

    • Diane_Chambers

      The moment Heidi came out in that dress I thought, “wow” and wondered if you guys would agree.  She looks fabulous.

    • hughman

      I’m surprised you didn’t mention how deliciously catty Alice Temperly was. I didn’t pay much attention to her dress because I was scared to look at her too long in case our eyes met and she had me banished from the kingdom. 

    • mjude

      what shoe was Heidi wearing, they never did a close up?  heidi did look great.  also miss temperleys dress was very lovely.

      • Lisa_Cop

        As per the TLo screen cap they were YSL red brushed platform pumps. And since Louboutin lost their lawsuit against YSL, the soles are also red.

    • CheriCPat

      I choose Temperley to win, because of the dress, but her terrible, limp, poorly colored hair almost cost her the lead.

      • artsykelly

        Her hair is like that on purpose, it’s ombre color which is crazy popular right now.

    • Super_Red

      Is Alice Temperley wearing leopard print shoes? The dress is gorgeous, but the little I can see of the shoes makes Heidi the clear winner for me this week. I couldn’t stop looking at her- the hair and makeup was perfect for her and that DRESS! Loved every detail. 

    • littlemissstrange

      I COVET THE FUCK OUT OF THAT VIVIENNE WESTWOOD DRESS. I would WERQ that shit with some flat-ironed black hair and bangs.

    • MissAnnieRN

      IT is Heidi’s dress I covet, Not Alice’s.  Although I can’t afford either, so Target better come through for me

      • Glammie

        eBay has been my friend when it comes to British designers.  I got a Temperley skirt years ago.  It took some patience, since it’s harder to find her stuff if you’re bigger than an eight.  I have a couple of things by Westwood–Net-a-Porter’s annual sale and the Outnet have helped there.  Westwood’s easier to find than Temperley–a lot of it has a slightly challenging aspect to it that scares off more conservative customers, so you can find it on sale.  What I like about Westwood is that you don’t have to be rail-thin to pull it off, she likes curves.  It does help to have a waist, but it doesn’t have to be a tiny waist.

        I wish someone would do a reality show or a documentary on Westwood–great, great character, fascinating designer.

    • Judy_J

      Heidi would have done better had she left off the belt and worn the dress as it was designed.  But I’ve got to say, all three of them look teriffic.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FUKKIIH5ZIACY4IOLLXOX6PR6U T

      Temperley’s dress is agelessly romantic, for any woman at any time–at any size! That’s the remarkable part of it. It’s just so essentially feminine. Can’t praise it more.
      I know many think Victoria Beckham’s designs too facile, but I’ve rarely seen one I didn’t like. She’s so wearable. But Nina’s sad, sad hair is anything but a posh complement to the elegant lines of the dress. Comb it, cut it, coif it in some way, lady! Every tousled strand adds a year. Or two.
      Heidi tends to look too severe to me, but apart from the ho ho ho belt (santa-esque or hookerian: take your pick), she is working every thread of that dress.
      And thank goodness she feels young enough to actually style her hair! It looks like some women of a certain age (ahem) must always  try for (and sadly, not quite attain) the fresh and breezy look. You are right there at the precipice of self-parody, Nina. 

    • SapphoPoet

      I LOVED Alice Temperley’s dress. The colors, the pattern, everything. Was she wearing leopard-print shoes/sandals? Didn’t care for that with the dress. But overall, she looked gorgeous.

      I also loved Heidi’s dress–she looked sophisticated, elegant, and comfortable. She should dress like that all the time. Stunning.

      Nina–bleh. I don’t care for that olive color; I think it makes her look really drab. Maybe a stronger lip color would have helped. And for once, I’d like to see her with her hair pulled back. I think she has a lovely face, but her hair is always hanging in it.

    • Valdri8

      NO NO NO! Heidi took an amazing dress and made it look average with that stupid belt.  

      • Sweetbetty

         What about the fact that she cut off two-and-a-half sets of the red and black stripes at the bottom that I felt were a big part of the original design?

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

      Love Heidi’s makeup this week – so much better than last week. Here she actually looks younger than her age. And is it just me or did she smile more this week? Maybe it’s the red lipstick.

      • alyce1213

        She looks younger than her age because she’s not trying too hard.  She’s dressed age-appropriately, for a change.

    • Zippypie

      Alice Temperley’s dress IS fabulous, but her hair and those shoes take it down to flower child leftover.  Use a brush, Alice.

      I would give Heidi the overwhelming win.  Just because Alice chose a great dress does not a whole head-to-toe 5 score make.

    • j_anson

      Not a huge fan of Nina’s look, actually. It’s dull as dishwater, particularly since the nice clean color-blocking doesn’t show up very well when she’s sitting, with her hair down. And it doesn’t seem to fit her torso very well.

    • barbiefish

      Please, please, please add a picture of Heidi that includes her shoes — they were the icing on the cake!

      • dress_up_doll

        I second that request. From what I see they look fabulous.

    • girl crow

      The colour blocking on Ninas sleeve is kind of creeping me out. I see a tiny little khaki arm and I can’t unsee it. I think it needs to be looser, like it is on the model, to get the sculptural effect. It looks a bit binding and uncomforable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

      I believe I’m the only person who wasn’t mad over Heidi’s dress.  I disliked the way the stripes did not meet at the seams.  Maybe OK for a Target dress, but not a designer look to me…. she did look good tho.

      • Judy_S

         I didn’t like it either. She looks good in it, but that’s because she’s Heidi. It was not short, tight, or shiny, which was good too. But the general effect of artful messiness was not pleasing to me.

      • unbornfawn

        I agree those mismatched stripes bugged the heck out of me. For a dress as expensive as that one had to be, a .5 deduction for that alone. Overall, she did look good and would like to encourage her to try more looks like this.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

      Hair
      Alice T – Please get a layered, shorter cut. I like the color on the top part, I love the curls at the ends, but the weight of the hair is just pulling it all down.

      Nina G = Time for a shorter cut. Get rid of the blond highlights, go back to being a brunette. You will look younger!

      Heidi – Good hair style

      Still think Nina should have won. She looks great.

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      I love Heidi’s dress so much I just ordered it for my own little self. Workwear I can actually be excited about wearing…WHEE!

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

        My envy is overwhelming, and I am happy for you, all at the same time.

      • alyce1213

        Good for you! I hope you rock it — it’s like, I dunno, a confidence-building dress.  Cool.

    • ChristinaRi

      I was looking at the seaming on the Temperley dress and couldn’t help thinking how great that would be for one of these “real women” challenges.   It’s  flattering and body skimming.    For a woman with a big bust the jewel neckline could easily be changed to a deep V.  

      Just saying, Designers.    If you’re aspiring to be a project runway winner — put some thought into it.

    • alyce1213

      I’d have given Heidi the 5 – I loved her dress and she wore it so well.  I’d score Temperley down .25 to 4.75 because har hair is so damn raggy. It counts.

      • http://twitter.com/SparklyCasanova UglyCasanova

        I agree with every assessment you’ve made.  Heidi was rockin’ it.

    • siriuslover

      Hey, I think the Duchess deserves a score for those Chucks! We loved them!

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I never would have imagined that I’d like Victoria Beckham’s designs, but I like almost everyone I’ve seen. Agree with the scoring this week, as usual.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      Technically, with a 5, isn’t Alice Temperley the new cumulative score leader? Or are guest judges automatically disqualified from the cumulative scores since they generally only appear once? 

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      But in less statistic wonk idiocy, I really coveted both Heidi’s and Alice Temperley’s dresses desperately. I figured Heidi and Ms. Temperley had muscled Nina out. Heidi’s was surprising – I love a good nautical dress. 

    • Pupioso

      Heidi needs help with the lipstick. The dress was fab. I liked Nina’s also.

    • Spicytomato1

      It’s nice to get another, closer look at the attire of the judges…I honestly barely noticed it because I was so hung up on the Ven drama. I do remember thinking that Alice Temperley wore exactly what I would have expected her to wear. Loved it.

      I see now that I love all three dresses; however I am sticking with the one that made the strongest impression on me — the Temperly — as my favorite.

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      That’s a Vivienne Westwood? Wow, she always surprises me. You’re right, the belt is overkill, but she still looks great. If ever there was a designer/editor made-in-heaven pairing, it’s Nina and Posh. I liked the Brit designers comments, but she should give that dress to Flo and her Machine.

    • ASK26

      when I scrolled to see from the neck down – on the  Temperley London  model, I thought that with the gloves, the dress would be for a much older woman.  But it does look good on Alice.

      I would expect many people to comment on how the stripes do not line up front to back on Heidi’s dress.

      I am not sure I like that third color on the VB dress that Nina is wearing.   

      I guess all good but not in LOVE with them

    • melanie0866

      I love what all of them are wearing.  That’s so rare!

    • mhleta

      I believe Heidi could have sized up, because it looks a little strained on the bottom, but I love it on the top and that is a great dress.  I was glad to see Nina holding those red cards, because that outfit is begging for a tiny pop of it. It fit her beautifully, though. She really looks great lately. Love Alice’s dress, too. Beautiful workmanship. Well done. Oh, and let’s not forge the Duchess’s boyish tenny’s. Very cute. 

    • marilyn

      I disagree with your high score for  Alice.  The color of that dress makes her skin look pasty.  I am impressed about who she is, but I think she missed on the dress color.  I also thought the style was a little house-dressy.  The print reminds me of a stay-at-home caftan.  She looked okay, but I think you overrated her.

      Heidi looks fantastic!!! Her hair is such a refreshing change, and so is the dress.  She should have gotten a 5!

      Nina needs to give up the beige clothes and the surfer girl bleached hair.  I think her skin would look much better if she wore colors more suited to her skin tone, and got a realistic looking hair color.

      Thank God Tim went back to his normal impeccable style this week. 

      • l_c_ann

        But the Temperlye dress wasn’t a plain ole print, it was embroidered and each panel was custom and well ballanced and then the whole was more than the sum of its parts. (IMO….because I thought it was just chintz until I saw the closeups here on TLo)

    • guest2visits

      The Alice Temperly dress was gorgeous. And Heidi looked incredible too. I love the dress Nina wore; but her hair needed to be
      up off her shoulders, it was too messy and blah hanging down against the neutral shades of the dress.

    • Buffy

      Heidi looked fab though I would have lost the belt, that dress doesn’t need it.  Nina, polished as always but I don’t really love that color on her.  Alice Temperly – perfection!  I would buy that dress in a heartbeat.  It wouldn’t look good on me, but I’d treat it as a piece of art.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I’m not as fond of Alice Temperly’s dress as  you are, but it’s nice.  Heidi’s dress rocked my little bitty fashion world, though.  If I had a spare $430, I’d buy it.  Alas, I can only scrape up a spare $4.30 right now…

      • Sweetbetty

         Yeah, same here.  Normally if I lust after a dress, I feel I could make one myself if I put my mind to it but this one depends so much on the striped fabric that you couldn’t duplicate the dress without it and I doubt it’s available for sale to the public.

    • nannypoo

      Alice needs to get herself to a salon for a trim. Heidi usually looks like a cheap hooker but this dress was perfect for her. All the women looked at least as good as the contestants, so mad props to them.

    • http://essays.tumblr.com/ Nicholas

      Where did Week 4 edition go?

    • msdamselfly

      Finally Heidi dresses with taste!

    • Lisa

      I just have to say, I’d have given Heidi the 5 this week. She looked amazing!

    • DeTrop

      Sorry. Heidi for the win.  Just amazing.  Alice T has to do something with that limp hair. Ugh!  You can be wearing the most fabulous clothes but your hair has to be beautiful too.  

    • PhillipWilde

      Something I’ve noticed over the years is that so many of the lackluster looks worn by Heidi and the guest judges have been Michael Kors dresses/jumpsuits.  It makes me wonder if they feel pressured to wear Michael’s designs, but don’t take the time to find the right one for them and get it fitted properly.

      Has anyone else noticed that?

    • MilaXX

      hehe, I agree , but I just want to encourage Heidi because this is the age appropriate look she should be wearing.

      • alyce1213

        Quite a sophisticated look for her. I hope this ‘larns’ her that she’s plenty sexy and youthful without having to try too hard. 

    • Call me Bee

      I love me some Chuck Taylors. And love them on MK.

    • quiltrx

      I really like this look for Heidi.  It’s “model-y” while looking like something a “regular lady on the street” could wear, too.

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

      I would like to have that Temperley dress very much please!

      • adnama79

        Yes.

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        it’s over four thousand bucks….. [i looked it up]

    • rainwood1

      I give Heidi the win with Nina second.  I didn’t like the Temperley dress and I didn’t like it on the woman who designed it.  To me, it says hippie chic with the emphasis on the hippie.  And the hair is DEFINITELY the summer of love – 1967.

    • ccm800

      AT’s dress was THE chicest thing on the whole episode but I think Heidi tied right with her or at least  4.95/ NG is scored too high for my taste – hair is weak and makeup is weak. The dress hits her tummy funny sitting down and the accessories lacked an the color sort of washed her out or did some disservice to her complexion. 4.25 or 4 if you give her the Garcia slant.

    • formerlyAnon

      Temperley’s dress was too ornately patterned for my tastes. but  I can’t quibble with your recitation of its good points. I would have refrained from giving it a perfect score because, IMO, it isn’t perfect.  I’d have tied her with Ms. Klum. Or put her .1 behind that crafty  German vixen, who’s either auditioning a new and better stylist or had her own taste receptors and perceptors scrambled by a lightning strike. Either way, glad she’s bringing it, long may it wave. 

    • understateddiva

      What’s up with everyone wearing a British designer other than Temperley?  In my imagination this was some sort of nasty cold shoulder they were giving their guest judge, revenge for some sort of fashion crime in the past. The drama!

    • TomBord

      Alice – Pretty,  but a hippie-dippy beaded tablecloth evening moo-moo for a work day?  (holiday)
      Heidi – finally! (summer)
      Nina, –  Beam me up Nini ! (fall)
      Klay Kors – sporty spice and the ‘new’ black!  (season-less, per usual) 

      Has anyone else noticed how one cannot determine the current season of filming by what the ‘judges’ are wearing ? They’re all over the place!  
      Meanwhile all the contestants are showing us thru their frocks, or lack thereof, that June was the actual month of filming. 

       

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I loved Alice Temperley’s dress-just gorgeous.  At first glance I wasn’t crazy about Heidi’s choice, but taking a second look at it I like it. 

    • PeaceBang

      *slow clap* All three ladies look marvelous. What fun to see such different dresses and all so impeccable on the wearer. 

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I don’t like Alice’s hair or what I can see of her shoes.  Heidi looks fab.

    • Susan Crawford

      Heidi looked amazing this past week. She was polished, chic and for once not in the fall-back short-tight-shiny and bedecked with jewelry that looks cheap and clunky. I even liked the wide belt, although I prefer the photo of the dress without a belt.

      Nina looked – as always – every inch the fashion editor, but I wish she had worn the same dress in another colorway (assuming it was available). A little more punch in terms of color would have been great.

      Ms. Temperley, in her own creation, looks ready to lead the judges out to the lawn where the serving staff has set out high tea, complete with linen and lace tablecloths, the good Spode and great-grandmama’s silver tea set. Croquet to follow. LOVE. HER.

      • Kimberly Hatch Harrison

        I feel compelled to correct this everywhere I see it – you mean “afternoon tea.”  “High tea” is what working class people have after work, around 5 or 6 in the evening instead of dinner – think a thick slice of beans on toast with a crockery mug of tea, not the fancy affair with scones and clotted cream.  That’s a “cream tea” or “afternoon tea,” which is usually had around 4. 
        If you tell two friends, and they tell two friends, and so on…we can fix this misconception once and for all!

    • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

      I think Heidi should have won this one.  Temperley’s shoes took way from the outfit for me.  I believe they were leopard print??

    • http://twitter.com/brainlaser Brook Harste

      I loved Alice Temperley’s dress, but not the leopard print shoes with it.

    • Emmyllou

      Alice Temperley’s dress (dot, dot, dot) I’m sputtering in shock that you like it. It looks, to moi, like a schmatta, an embroider-your-own-tablecloth kit, like one of the dishcloths my nonna used to favor. Ah, well—de gustibus.

    • WOWZA5

      I had to go all the way back to see if you guys agreed with me..and as per usual, you DID!;)
      This was the best I have seen Heidi look and I personally ADORE that dress and would love to own it.  It looked so good with the red lip and with her coloring, it was just gorgeous on her!  I also loved Alice Temperley’s dress and you are right, it suit her to a T :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/kung.pu.5 Kung Pu

      But she wore leopard print shoes with that flowery dress! WHY?

    • neonseattle

      the leopard shoes were a BRILLIANT choice, people. WERQ.