PR All Stars: Be All That You Can Be, Bitches!

Posted on January 04, 2013

We don’t really mind it all that much, but nothing says “reality show with many seasons under its belt” than wacky staging. Did we need to be on an aircraft carrier? Not really.

 

We have to give everyone involved some credit; first, for coming up with a worthy twist on the “real woman” challenge, and second, for not tying this in somehow to Lifetime Television’s “Army Wives,” which seemed a near-certainty to us when we first heard the challenge.

 

 

Joshua

So congrats to Josh! No real complaints here. One might be tempted to opine that they gave the win to the designer with the client most likely to evoke sympathy and warm feelings (she comes with a cute dog accessory, after all). We both think there was a better, more fashionable-looking dress on the runway last night, but this represented Josh toning down his natural impulses and actually serving his client’s needs while producing something she looks good in. Like the judges, we would have preferred a dress, rather than seperates, but there’s a lot here to like, from the dyed leopard skin (and the restrained use of it) to the little, sassy strip of sheer near the hem. No, we may quibble over it and think someone else’s was better, but this was clearly a very good job done by Josh.

We apologize for subjecting you to dog anus so early in the day, darlings.

 

Uli

This, of course, is the dress that we both thought more worthy of a win than Josh’s. But Uli didn’t really push herself in any way and her client seemed to have no real needs or desires built in to her. She just wanted an Uli dress like the dress Uli herself was wearing. That’s fine, but Josh had a client who had certain needs, which means the difficulty setting on his dress was a little higher than Uli’s. She technically made a better, more stylish dress, but she could’ve done this one in her sleep.

 

Emilio

Disgraceful. You have to be awfully cocky to believe you can make a dress out of scraps with virtually no time on the clock. And hey, guess what? You wind up with a dress that looks like it was made out of scraps in under a half hour. We probably would have been fine with an Emilio Schmauf, but …

 

Anthony

This was an obvious and clear loser of a dress. There is absolutely no defending this dress, which is what makes the judges’ frantic attempts to do so such an embarrasment for all involved; Isaac especially. So focused was he on what the producers were telling him to say that he didn’t even think to question the line, “This is a young, chic, fresh dress.” Oh ISAAC. PLEASE. Have some dignity. We thought it was painful earlier in the season when you asked Anthony Ryan, “What makes you so good?!?” But this is a new low for your dignity, hon.

We can all joke that Isaac clearly wants to get into Anthony Ryan’s hammer pants, but the fact of the matter is, Isaac is simply doing what he’s told and it’s very obvious that the producers have wanted Anthony Ryan in the finals all along.

Like we said last week, we feel bad for ragging on AR so much because we don’t think he’s a bad guy or a bad designer. He’s just this year’s Anya; an embarrassingly over-praised contestant who’s probably going to win it because that’s who the producers settled on very early in the game.

But truly; that sack is one of the most hideous things we’ve seen on the show in quite some time.

 

[Photo Credit: David Russell for Lifetime – Stills: tomandlorenzo.com]

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