PR: Judging the Judges, Week 12

Posted on October 08, 2012

We said last week it was gonna be a showdown once Zoe perched in her chair and Miss Nina certainly returned to form, but we’re starting to worry that Heidi’s thrown all her mirrors (as well as her common sense) out the window along with her baby daddy.

 

Heidi Klum in ASOS

ASOS Lace T-Shirt Dress In Print. $35.18

Oh, dear.

Before we get to this travesty, attention must be paid to that sci-fi bondage dress she wore at the top of the episode. You will note (if you follow that link over to our whiteboard) that it is considerably shorter than the runway version and whatever slight value it had from a design perspective was completely eliminated by the time it hit the Klumster’s bod.

Then there’s this dress, which started out as a cute, sweet little thing, until the Kluminator got a hold of it, yanked up the skirt and belted it in order ensure maximum upper thigh. In short: she turned it into a disaster. Her obsessive need to wear her skirts as short as possible wound up obliterating her bod’s natural (spectacular) shape and turned that sweet little frock into something kind of frumpy-looking. Heidi, sweetie. Get over your legs, for God’s sake. They’re great, but they’re not your only body part.

 

This Week’s Score: 1/5

Cumulative S10 Score: 3.26/5

 

 

Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2012 Collection

Brian Atwood Marilyn Multicolored Snakeskin Platform Pump

Fabulous dress in a fabulous color for her. And only someone as model-skinny as Zoe could get away with wearing it without a belt. Lover her hair, love the simple hoops in her ears, and love the shoes. Sure, they’re matchy, but they’re kickass and colorful, which is important when you’re sitting down on screen. We love this look. There isn’t a thing we’d change.

This Week’s Score: 5/5

 

Previous Guest Judge Scores:
Hillary Duff: 3.75/5
ebra Messing: 3.75/5
Anya Ayoung-Chee: 4.25/5
Mondo Guerra: 3.5/5
Anna Sui: 4.5/5
Bonnie Brooks: 3/5
Alice Temperley: 5/5
Joanna Coles: 4.25/5
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

 

 

Nina Garcia in Marni

Marni Spring 2012 Collection

La Nina is back in kickass shoes and that makes us happy because her shoe choices for the past couple weeks have been a bit on the demure and downplayed side. The skirt is pretty fabulous, although all the gewgaws hanging off the hem are awfully distracting with her legs crossed. Also, the top half looks great and goes really well with the skirt, but she’s been defaulting to too many simple black and white looks this season, so we’re feeling like it’s a little “been there, done that” at this point.

This Week’s Score: 4.25/5

Cumulative S10 Score: 4.20/5

 

 

 

WINNER, WEEK TEN: Miss Zaldana, bitches.

CUMULATIVE SCORE LEADER: Nina, of course. 

Heidi might as well hang it up at this point.
[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for Lifetime, style.com, asos.com, saksfifthavenue.com]

    • MelVT

      Is Zoe’s score a typo?  I think you mean 4.75.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559324312 Pablo Ulloa

      3.75 for zoe??? weird based on the stuff u say guys =/…. maybe a 4.25? idk

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

      Refresh, bitches. Zoe’s score has been corrected.

    • YoungSally

      I like Zoe’s dress….technically Michael’s dress as worn by Zoe…..but the hem is odd…..did they just gather the skirt up and tuck it in her underwear?

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         Its a classic couture technique to leave the hem of a dress or jacket unpressed, giving a rounder appearance to the bottom edge.

        • 3boysful

           Huh.  Who knew?

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             Although in this case, I assume it was left unpressed so that the hem could be dropped again, so the dress could be returned.

            • l_c_ann

              I should have read on through before I posted above.  I just didn’t think of her returning it for resale. Or first sale

            • YoungSally

              I am thinking that all celebrity (and faux celebrity) appearances should include the disclaimer…”.I just borrowed this….my life is not so fabulous that I actually own this.”

            • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

              TRUE THAT!

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

               Personally, I think if that was the case they should have definitely left the hem raised — much better with a shorter skirt.  What up with the extra stitching across Zoe’s pleating though?  Did the unaltered have that under the belt or was that added?  I can’t tell.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

               I suspect it was there, initially, to keep the pleating from getting wonky in the belt area. it would also keep it from spreading out and adding waistling volume.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

              I dissagree, I actually think the skirt is too short and combined with the big sleeves it throws off the proportion. 

            • dress_up_doll

              This. It’s a cute dress, but the proportions are way-way-way off.

            • littlemac8

              I think the proportions looked fine while she was sitting and judging.  I was startled to see how short the skirt was when she was photographed standing.  The  length on the original looked a little dowdy and seemed to need a little shortening but not THAT short!  Still she looked fabulous sitting!

        • YoungSally

          To use the overused term of the century (according to the NY Times)…really? But not sarcastic really (although that may be more appropriate)…..just something I didn’t know, but don’t know if it is something I should know or not something to know and I just don’t get it.

          Carry on.

          Edit — now that I have read rest of thread….I know that it is something I should know.

          Carry on again.

      • Kayceed

        Yes, I thought it looked a bit like the dreaded bubble hem from the ’80s.

    • SapphoPoet

      I loved Zoe Saldana’s look. Turquoise is my favorite color (I actually got a turquoise-colored accordion file for all my cancer paperwork because the color made me feel energized and happy). Anyway, it’s a beautiful color for her and she looks gorgeous. Oddly, I think the dress looks too short on her when she’s standing, but it doesn’t bother me when she’s sitting. I think the shoes look a bit clunky, but the colors are wonderful. 

      Heidi–sigh.

      Nina–I agree she’s been to the black and white well once too often. I think the deep teal top on the model would have looked wonderful on her. And does she ever put her hair up or pull it back from her face? I’d love to some different hairstyles for her. 

      • 3boysful

         I agree Nina should’ve worn the teal top.  I WANT that skirt.

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

      Zoe should have worn the belt, since that elastic at her waist screams to be covered up. The dress Heidi is wearing looks like tween’s clothing, as does her hair.  I love Nina’s look, but the fringe is just crazy when she sits down. 

      • kimmeister

        Plus, Nina’s skirt appears to be missing the gewgaws on a 5″ section of the hem!

        • Northern_Light_27

          I thought it looked like part of the hem was missing the fringe!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maya-KC/537771651 Maya KC

      I really don’t understand Heidi’s fashion sense.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         Her what?

        • Nelliebelle1197

           Best response of the decade

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Thank you. 

        • littlemac8

          SCORE!

      • GorgeousThings

        I think it’s safe to assume that she doesn’t have any. 

        • lalagigi

          Yes, but she is a ‘fashion icon’ (as noted on her Truly Scrumptious commericals).

          • grouchywif

            I checked out those kid clothes last week in Toys R Us. I have a 4yo DD and there was a cute long-sleeve top with what looked essentially like a bedazzled butterfly on it. Light pink, I think. It was priced at around $15, but the fabric was SUPER thin and cheap. Amazingly so. I could see my hand through it. Maybe it is because of the “burnout” thing they did with the fabric, but it didn’t make any sense to me. I can get thicker fabric tees that will hold up better in the wash at Target or WalMart for $5 apiece. It wasn’t as if there was anything particularly special about the shirt. It was a long-sleeve tee with a butterfly on it.

            I was surprised that the material was so cheap for what they were charging, although I get that you are really paying for the “name” even though the name doesn’t show and it’s for a preschooler or toddler to presumably wear at the park or while eating cookies, so I think that’s a pretty ridiculous concept to begin with. I guess I’m not the target consumer for this stuff….but I do buy clothing for DD at Toys R Us and I do occasionally shell out for something nice for her, so from that standpoint, I SHOULD be the target. I didn’t handle the monster-fabric jackets to see what that fabric is like. Those are hanging on the main aisle, though, and I see them every time I walk by (I’ve spent a lot of time at Toys R Us lately buying birthday presents for DD’s friends.)

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Icon, like diva, is a word that is used entirely too often these days, and without an understanding what either word actually means. 

            • lalagigi

              True. When everyone is an icon, then no one is.

            • Linderella

              Icon is the word that makes me crazy.  It does NOT mean “well-known for more than five years”!  They throw it at everybody and everything until it’s utterly meaningless.  I knew the word had officially become meaningless when Anna Nicole Smith’s obit called her a “fashion icon.”  No disrespect to the dead, but C’MON!

    • ecallaw1977

      I was so surprised to see how short that dress is when Zoe is standing–it’s pretty amazing that she was able to keep it classy while sitting down!

      • lilibetp

         Yeah, Zoe’s one of those women who can be classy when totally nude.  That’s a rare thing in Hollywood these days.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Not even a question, here. Ms Saldana is the clear winner.  Also because her concise, intelligent and entirely snark free commentary, was spot on every time.  Nina looks fabulous as well. LOVE that belt. It bumps up the jacket a lot.  Heidi is starting to act desperate for attention.  As far as the Herve Leger dress at opening. I gasped out loud and shouted NO at the screen.  This second one, is a mess on her.  Its the wrong colors, the patterns are too busy on her, and she has as you gentlemen so rightly mentioned, obliterated her shape by hiking it up and adding the un-needed belt.

      • ecallaw1977

         I absolutely agree about the Herve Leger dress on Heidi, but I was really annoyed that husband disagreed.  I’m really not the jealous type, especially when it comes to famous people–I wasn’t irritated that he thought she was hot, just that he thought she was hot in that monstrosity!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        The second dress that Heidi wore is so much more flattering on the model. Adding the belt and hiking up the skirt to show off the Klum gams were big, big fashion miscues.  As for the Herve Leger, I’m still  trying to erase that image from my brain.

        P.S. -Zoe took this without question.

    • mshesterp

      Hmm…I still give Zoe the win, but I miss the belt (the middle horizontal seaming looks a little odd to me) and I think it’s too short.  Give it a few inches and I’d be happy.  Shoes are a little matchy-matchy and I prefer the model’s. Still, gorgeous color and she can wear the hell outta some clothes.

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

      There we go. Personally, I don’t like Saldana’s dress without a belt, though I suppose it works more with the shorter hem. Looove that Marni skirt to the point of covetous lust.

    • kittenwithaquip

      I get the feeling that Heidi’s body has changed in ways she doesn’t like, so she thinks she needs to detract by showing so much leg or cleavage. Even supermodels’ bodies change after giving birth, especially 4 times. Lest anyone think I’m simply body-snarking, I’m not. I’ve had two children, and sometimes, especially if you have children later in life, things just shift. I wish she would adapt a bit more…gracefully? and stop resorting to “short, tight, and shiny”. In her own words, “It looks cheap”.

      • 3boysful

         And as TLo said, hiking up the black-white-pink dress obliterates her waist.  You’re so busy trying to figure out what’s going wrong there, you don’t even notice her fab legs.

        • makeityourself

          But I DO notice that she couldn’t even get the bra right.  A white bra under a white lace top?  Has she not noticed the basic beige teeshirt bra at Victoria’s Secret? 

    • Judy_S

      Funny because Zoe seems to have halved the skirt on the Kors dress, to excellent effect. I think the dress is a bit dowdy in the runway version.
      Thanks for your analysis of why Heidi’s dress looked so awful, and the illustration of what it was supposed to look like. It’s a pity Heidi and Zoe didn’t just switch dresses (balloon shortened hem and all, but no belts please). I guess the guest judge usually does wear Kors.

    • GorgeousThings

      I love Zoe’s dress, but I think I prefer the runway version. The longer length makes it look more delicate. It might be the hem, which is lighter on the runway version than on ZS.

      And yes, Heidi has veered into Desperationville.

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

        Re: Zoe – I think that the longer length looks dowdy, not more delicate. But, Zoe’s people should have let it be a bit longer.

        Love the color though!

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

          Agreed, although I think in the original length it’s the clunky shoe that makes it look dowdy. Zoe’s version is a bit too short for my taste – I think it hits the right length in the sitting-down photo and if they had gone for that it would have been perfect.

      • poggi

         She hasn’t just veered into Desperationville.  She has bought a 4 bedroom house, redone the kitchen, and filed a change of address form.

      • l_c_ann

        I agree that Zoe’s hem may have been shortened.  As I see it, they didn’t even iron the temporary hem, so it can be lengthened later.

        Interesting that Heidi’s hem is longer and shows less leg standing up, but Zoe’s ‘sits’ a whole lot better and more ladylike

        • kimmeister

          Full skirts just don’t hike up the same way as straight/pencil skirts do when seated.

          • ballerinawithagun

            Yes, full skirts are much kinder for sitting down.

    • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

      As soon as I saw Klum’s outfit choices for the evening I couldn’t WAIT to hear what you said.  They were both so outstandingly awful!

      • Sing4yursupper

        Outstandingly awful is an understatement. At first glance, I thought the sci fi bondage dress was made with Ace wraps.

    • Janet B

      Zoe’s dress looks terrific sitting down, but standing up the hem looks silly.  She should have kept the belt.

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

        Yup, I agree completely. That dress (the version she wore) was made to sit down in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314255041 Irina Ryabchuk

      Adore Zoe’s delicate ankle bracelet. Just beautiful.

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

      Heidi needs to hire a great stylist. She needs to put that in next year’s contract. The poor girl just has too much on her plate right now.

    • e jerry powell

      Was it cold in the studio?  I can’t imagine Nina being comfortable with that jacket unless there was some serious chilled air happening.

    • H3ff

      Zoe was a fantastic judge and she looked fabulously stylish. It’s a lot easier to take a judge’s critique to heart when they actually look like they have an ounce of personal style (sorry Hayden Panettiere et al).

      I was once very “meh” about her, but I am now FIRMLY under her spell.

    • mjude

      did not like heidi’s look…awful.   zoe…fab

    • dress_up_doll

      What are we gonna do with Heidi? This is just ridic. She’s even got a ‘tween-esque matchy-matchy cuff to go with the ASOS dress. I can’t imagine what she’ll be wearing when her kids hit their teen years or she hits a mid-life crisis.

      • formerlyAnon

         Maybe this IS her mid life crisis? I do know some folks who had an early one, in their mid-late 30s.

    • imperfectlaura

      I was slightly disappointed Zoe went with MK as I feel it’s a default for the guest judge, but such is her power that I forgot about that pretty quickly. She looks gorgeous.

    • nannypoo

      Zoe was a great judge and I love her dress. The model is dressed for An Amish Housewife Visits the Big City, but Zoe has styled it beautifully.

    • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

      I absolutely loved Zoe’s dress. I was surprised to find out it was MK.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

      Does everyone get to wear a Michael Kors outfit when they come to judge? Even the male judges? Although I would like to see that, kind of like a Fabio Fabulous moment. 
      Or do you think they might be afraid of appearing stupid, or dowdy or just out of touch with fashion when they come to visit?

    • http://twitter.com/lolacestmoi Veronika Kaufmann

      Heidi’s bodyguard boyfriend seems to be having an adverse effect on her style.

    • Nice_Shirt

      Nina’s skirt looks fabulously uncomfortable to sit in unless the beaded hem is arranged *just so.*

    • VRuss

      Why they must feel they have to cut up dresses to show more leg??????? I actually like Zoe’s dress a lot better on the runway than on her.

    • PinkLemon

      I actually like Heidi’s dress. The hubby did, too. Zoe looked PERFECT.

    • mhleta

      I refuse to discuss Heidi until she stops dressing like a horny teenager who lifted her daddy’s platinum Amex card. Nina’s skirt is incredible but it looks like it’s missing a run of pompoms along the bottom, which is weird. She easily could have added a colored shell under the jacket to make this look more interesting–teal would have been lovely. I’m not a fan of those shoes with this skirt. They make her legs look clubby, which they’re not. 

    • TerryMH

      Doesn’t Nina have a young baby at home?  The reason I mention it is because when my kids were babies half the time I showed up to my desk at work with wet hair and once even wearing two different colored shoes (one dark navy  pump and the other black pump). I get the bar is set higher for a fashion editor on TV but no wonder its “been there done that” at times.  I’m guessing she has her hands full at the moment which means finding the latest and greatest ALL the time might take a back seat occasionally. Luv huh belt though, and the absence of all jewelry!

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

        “I get the bar is set higher for a fashion editor on TV”

        So much higher that the comparison to the average mom-on-the-go is kind of pointless.

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

        I two words for you that explain it all: Nanny and Housekeeper.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      that hideous stretch lace–stretch lace–thing at the top is made even worse than it would have initially been [being made out of stretch lace & all] by that horrendous black boob crusher line at the top. to my mind, this dress is playing catch up tag w/ the pink diaper shorts & neither one is giving the other much of an advantage.

      ot-opposite-h, the teal kors was improved drastically & dramatically by its re-proportioning. one of these days i will either die or get over the idea that a low-high priced shoe is nine hundred bucks [$900] but that would not be today. theyre pretty though–& i bet she was glad she was almost always seated while wearing them.

      • lizajane1776

         I hated that particular stretch lace more than the rest of the dress combined. The next day at work someone was shopping online, and she asked what I thought of what she had on the screen. I told her that Heidi Klum had worn a similar dress last night, but the one my co-worker looked better. I think she was going to buy it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720086455 Sue Shea

        to quote heidi, “it looks cheap.”

    • MilaXX

      I knew Zoe would take it this week. Nina might have been in the running if she had worn the top the model is wearing. Heidi is just coming off as sad and desperate. I wish she would stop because if well fitting, age appropriate clothes she could really shut things down.

    • frannyprof

      I agree about Heidi’s dress. I LOVE it on the model (and the price point is FAB!), but not so much on Heidi. I also feel like it’s a little on the young side for her… and, thus, for me… *sigh*

    • samo_samo

      Zoe did look fabulous.  My only quibble is I thought the dress could have been just a touch longer on her.  Not as long as it was on the model, but just a hair long than where she had it. Thanks, TLo for the pic of her standing.  The pleating at the shoulder and across the front of her chest looked a tad bunched on one side when she was sitting. It was perfect when she was standing. Well done, Miss Z. 

    • Call me Bee

      I cannot believe I am typing this, but Heidi’s dress should have been a little tight around the middle (!)  Though–not on the thighs…
      Agree that hiking it up and belting it made her look thick and frumpy.  Yet it (again) it is so short, I’m afraid the good china is getting cold.  Dowdy and vulgar–at the same time!! 

      Nina’s bringing it–as usual, and Zoe looks darling, even with that dress so short.  Love that the blues on the shoes don’t exactly match, but coordinate very well. 

      • Chantelle James

        I agree that the waist could be a bit more fitted. I think the larger problem is that the dress is *way* too tight around her hips and so it hikes up, adding extra bulk around the already big waist. 

        As others have said, i think Heidi’s body is changing: her waist is bigger than it used to be , as are her hips, probably because her body isn’t springing back after her latest baby. Meanwhile, she’s got a crush on her bodyguard and feels young so tries to dress that way. The combination of the two is a disaster.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      I guess I’m the only one who isn’t in love with Zoe’s dress. Oh, she looked great, yes. But the dress itself? Meh. Its blah. Sorry Michael. And the long “It’s Fall” sleeves with the short bubble skirt – I don’t know, it looks wrong to me. Maybe its just the styling. But who am I? And its Monday morning. Loved the shoes.
      Heidi, oy. It IS fun to see what get up she’ll come out in each week, I’ll give her that.
      Nina is a class act.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I love that Marni skirt and the top it’s shown with on the model. The whole thing looks a little blah on Nina. I can’t believe I just said that, but there it is. 

      I’m not crazy about the Kors dress. The way the runway version is styled is beyond horrible, and it’s too long. But Saldana’s is too short; the proportions are off.  Just above the knee, I think, would be perfect. But, still, there’s something about the dress that reads cheap.  On tv it looked like crinkled cotton (which I knew it couldn’t be), and here it looks like an inexpensive chiffon. 

    • tallgirl1204

      Ms. Saldana’s dress is a lesson on how to dress for a sit-down interview, which has been a recent topic of conversation here. The flows skirt does not reveal the good china. I am not sure how a flows dress would work on a woman of more traditional size, but I am thinking it might translate quite well.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Zoe looks fierce as shit in the shot where she’s sitting down. She’s got this look like, “Try to impress me, bitches, I dare you.” and it is fantastic. Love it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      ZOE standing up….Sorry…”Ice Shating Costume” for a prude…all that tucking, pleating not flaterring with that short hem! 

    • kolokOlchik

      Saldana FTW!

    • Anathema_Device

      Oooh, I love the Marni skirt with that patterned top shown on the runway, although I understand why Nina would want to tone it down for the cameras. She might have looked like a test pattern. The color of Zaldana’s dress is gorgeous.

      I have no idea what the hell is wrong with Heidi. This season she has worn mostly questionable — or outright laughable — looks. Like the bandage dress she wore earlier in the episode, she took something with potential and just wrecked it.

    • Wendi126

      Heidi can make a $35.18 dress look like $15.09

    • librarygrrl64

      I disagree on the 5 for Zoe. I’d take at least .5 off for those shoes. WAY too heavy for a woman so tiny. Looks like she’d need a crane just to cross her legs. I think you boys might be just a wee bit biased about her. ;-)

    • Trisha26

      Zoe. Bleh. One of my (as it turns out) many “irrational hates.” But I also hate the shoes, the dress (in any length), hoop earrings & messy hair. Heidi. Nothing to say. Nina wins again by default – although the hemline doodads are really weird.

    • formerlyAnon

      No question with the order, but I don’t think the esteemed Ms. Zaldana rates a 5, a perfect score. 

      Maybe if she’d worn more interesting earrings.

      Her entire torso is an unrelieved field of a single color, her hair is flattering and subdued, her earrings are perfectly fine, simple, large but light. There’s just no zing when she’s shot in her seat, especially when the shoes are out of the shot. As is, I’d give her a 4.75, maybe even 4.8.

      Ms. Klum has, as noted, lost her mind. It takes ZERO fashion sense to look in a mirror and see how hiking that dress up and bunching it at the waist obliterates her shape.

      (edited for typos)

    • Nelliebelle1197

       Best response of the decade

    • Rosington

      I like the model’s version of Zoe’s dress better…the dress looks so much more wrinkled on Zoe than it does on the model, but other than that she couldn’t be prettier.  The runway version is gorge!

      Edited for clarity.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Agree on Heidi and agree on Zoe (Wow!!) But Nina’s look wasn’t as good for me as you. The shoes you called kickass would be called clodhopper gladiators on anyone else. They did nothing to enhance this look. The belt is just hiddy and is super-matchy to the shoes. The dress itself wasn’t up to Nina’s usual taste standards either. I just was not impressed. Way too much going on for one look between belt and shoes and the hyper-detailed dress. I would have given at most a 3/5 not a 4.25/5.  

      TLo–you going soft on Nina?  She can do way better than this look.

    • Megan Patterson

      Heidi looks like she tripped and fell in her daugther’s closet. Even without her atrocious styling, that dress is too young for her. It’s too young for ME, and I am 26. 

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      I hated Zoe’s dress.  And I also hated her personality.

      • boomchicabowwow

        WOW.  I thought she was class and professionalism personified.

    • libraangel

      HA HA ‘Kluminator’ is so funny!!!

      Michael K shouldn’t be talking about napkins and banquet halls when Ms Heidi is wearing a tablecloth.
      Nina: Yugoslavian folk outfit and Birkenstock heels.
      The Winner: Zoe S. Adorable on her, color great, BUT I am sick of platform shoes on thin women. They make her feet look as big as her head – Minnie Mouse feet!

    • libraangel

      ‘Truly scrumptious’ is the name Heidi gives to her bodyguard

    • Glammie

      Love the Saldana’s look here–especially the kick-ass pumps, but Alice Temperley still gets my vote for guest judge look of the season.

      Heidi, please make Alice and Zoe your besties before leaving your luxurious dwelling again.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Sad that such a beautiful woman as Heidi made a cute dress look tragic.  On the other hand, it’s only $35! I CAN afford it.

    • guest2visits

       Zoe looked stunning in her turquoise blue dress and shoes.  I thought Heidi’s dress was cuter on the model without the cheapy
      looking belt. And the black shoes she chose really brought the simple playful look of the dress down – they should have mimicked
      the models strappy-look; or even better they could have been pink or turqouise blue like the color of Zoe’s dress.
      I liked Nina’s skirt and belt – but the white jacket and standard black tank looked a bit old.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      Oh Heidi… what is going on with you?  You were an absolute mess in both dresses Thursday night!

      As for Saldana, she NAILED this one!  And good for her for leaving the belt off – the dress is lovelier that way.

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      I think Heidi is having a mid-life crisis

    • galcurly

      Nina’s shoes, though lovely, are all wrong for the look and for TV.  Too much toe showing to be wearing a blazer on top. I  was distracted whenever the camera was on her with how wrong it was.

    • TomBord

      I worry, no, i’m convinced that Nina and the Duchess are a ‘ one-note wonder’ in their choices of show costuming ? Oooh the irony !!! 
      Zoe, you’re lovely, if not a wee bit condescendingly uptight but the only thing that’ll go w/ the re-worked proportions of that vintage-inspired dress is a pair of dtm figure skates. 
      Ring Ring; the 80’s are calling and they want their green and purple color-combo back! That shoe made me throw up a little bit in the back of my mouth. You must have strong legs because they look like they weigh as much as they cost. 
      I do give Heidi props for at least trying to pull-off something from the under $50 rack. You should come down to earth and give it a whirl sometime Nina.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      ZOE…all these raves? Dress is so boring. Length all wrong  for that look. And stacked pumps are SOOOO last decade!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002396153672 Ann Martina

      I thought Nina’s outfit looked a little frumpy sitting down, and I told my husband Heidi’s dress looked like she made it in home ec class.

    • Christy Laub

      Does anybody else feel like Heidi is dressing for a body doesn’t have? She is noticeably thinker in the waist this season (not a criticism, four kids, life, etc.) but she’s still dressing as if she’s a size or two smaller.