Tims Take

Does mother really know best?

on Sep 17, 20080

Heidi brings six mature women onto the runway while suspense reigns among the designers. Heidi declares, "These ladies are an important part of your challenge..." Pause. Next, six younger women appear and fall in place between the mature women. They are mothers and daughters. The daughters are all recent college grads who are transitioning into new lives as young professionals. The designers are to perform a head-to-toe makeover on the daughters, beginning with reconceived fashion and concluding with makeup and hair, for this is the TRESemmé challenge.

Heidi determines which designer designs for which daughter by selecting names from our velvet bag (how the designers loathe seeing that thing!). We adjourn to the workroom where the designers have 30 minutes to meet with their new clients - both daughter and mother. The designers have to manage the input of their clients while maintaining their own vision as a designer. Each designer's point of view must be evident in the final look. After the consultation, the designers go shopping at MOOD with a budget of $100. There are two days for this challenge.

The fabulous Cynthia Rowley is our guest judge. And the winning look will be featured in Elle magazine. Both the designer and the daughter wearing the look will appear. How thrilling is that?

4 comments
Anon
Anon

I don't understand the judges' raptures for this outfit at all. The colors are pretty much the same as the "camoflage" skirt and brown top that got Suade auf'ed. The two fabrics have nothing to do with each other. The jacket is ugly -- looks as if it's too small and gaps over the cleavage and the belly.

When Nina said it looked expensive, I had to agree -- many expensive pieces of clothing are agressively rough and ugly. That jacket certainly fell in that category.