Judging the Judges: Week 5

Posted on August 17, 2012

Otherwise known as The Week Everyone Gave Up And Dressed Like Michael. Actually, we like a lot about these looks. It’s just that everyone took it down a notch this week, for whatever reason. Maybe it was the whole “@Work” thing. Maybe Heidi thinks office workers wear tight pleather pants every day. We wouldn’t be a bit surprised.


Heidi Klum
Balenciaga Leggings. Ring by Wildlife by Heidi Klum.

Wildlife by Heidi Klum Cabochon & Crystal Duchess Ring

 We like the idea more than the reality here. In other words, we like the shape of everything, but hate the color and fabric everything’s rendered in. And Heidi, bless her German heart, never did know how to wear jewelry appropriately. Too many large pieces fighting for attention. We dig the hair and makeup, though.


This Week’s Score: 3.75/5

Cumulative S10 Score: 3.3/5



Joanna Coles
Dress and Boots by Narciso Rodriguez.

Narciso Rodriguez Colorblock Mid-Calf Boot

We kinda thought the boots were a bit too cheeky a response to the dress in a too-matchy kind of way, but the more we look at this outfit, the more we really love it. It must have been hell wearing suede boots in an un-air-conditioned room in June, but the lady clearly made her commitment to looking put the hell together. But we tend to think this outfit is more suited for the real world than for television. We suspect it doesn’t photograph nearly as well as it looks in person. On TV, she looked a little washed out. A great, stylish, sharp look for her, though.


This Week’s Score: 4.25/5


Previous Guest Judge Scores:
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
Top by Calvin Klein. Leather skirt by Prada. Shoes by Tom Ford.

While this really would make an amazing work outfit – assuming you work at a fashion magazine – this doesn’t make the best TV outfit. Nina violated her own practice of wearing things with interest up near the face. This is a great outfit, but all the visual interest is below the waist. Love the shoes, but she’s gonna need to stand up for us to give a ruling on that belt, which looks a little questionable. As it is, we like the look, but it wasn’t televisually exciting. Score: 4/5.

This Week’s Score: 4/5

Cumulative S10 Score: 4.396/5


WINNER, WEEK FOUR: Joanna Coles! The OTHER fashion editor sweeps in and knocks out her competitors!


[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for myLifetime.com – Stills: tomandlorenzo.com]

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