Kenley designed for Anna, an accessories buyer. It's no surprise that Kenley's point of view was extremely evident in this look. She made a classic style dress out of a brown/pink/cream cotton print. The design resonated 40's vintage, but that's our Kenley. She designed a menswear-inspired vest, which I thought worked beautifully in counterpoint to the girliness of her dress. But, alas, Kenley insisted that she take the pink snakeskin belt from the dress and put it over the vest, thereby negating the menswear vibe. Still, hers was among the top three looks as determined by the judges. I disagreed. And from my perspective, I couldn't get over how much Anna looked like Kenley's mini-me.
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.