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What other outfits were you really impressed with this week?
From the Emerald collection, my favorites were Jeffrey and Calvin. Jeffrey's was very body conscious but very graceful — it reminded me of Roland Mouret or Victoria Beckham. With Calvin, even though I liked the dress, I thought, "Why a backpack? Why?" He loves that sort of tricksy-dicksy stuff. At the time, I said, "Throw that backpack off the stage, it's distracting!" And the model threw it off the edge. Poor backpack. But that said, his skirt had a lovely fluidity to it; it walked well. Even the hideous yellow dress with the diamante from the first episode moved nicely. All up, though, it was a close call between the houses this time. They both did really well.
Where there any outfits you were disappointed in?
Tamara has so many bits and bobs and tricks — you might remember that in the first episode, Iman told her not to put everything in the same dress. You shouldn't be able to smell the effort. That square thing on the bodice, I still don't know why that was there. And I don't want to be the one to say, "Oh no, your dress isn't working and your hem is falling down. Darling, get a bit of sticky tack." But lord, you have to at least get the hem right. I like Tamara, though — I just wish her personal charisma would come through in her clothes.
Obviously, this episode ended with a rather huge twist. What can you tell us about how the judges came to that decision?
Nobody expected Mike was going to go. Even though Emerald did better this week, they were still challenged by Calvin — and Nami was working so well. It's a show of Cesar's maturity that he stepped up and switched teams. The show's producers are perfectly wicked — they are great at throwing in those little zingers and there will be more of them as the season progresses. As there are less and less people, it becomes kind of like Fashion Survivor. But without the tiki torches.
Mike couldn't live up to his self-aggrandizement but at least we didn't have to suffer him for long.
Calvin is another exercise in torture & can only hope he gets it or gets out soon.
I must have been out of the room when Mike offed himself. Prior to his departure, there was no explanation why he lost his will to play anymore. He had done well in the first challenge and seemed very "into" the zone. Then - poof - he was out of ideas or skills. Meanwhile, the rest of his group culled together a knockout dress to complete their collection. That was impressive. Tamara's dress was irrelevant. The little "dickie" made no sense - just like her. Calvin is a diva and so over-the-top; that you just have to laugh at him. When the judges placed him on the winners' team it seemed to punish Nami more than Calvin. That's not fair play. Cesar was a gentleman. It seems he will be the father figure for everyone in the cast.
After watching just one episode (Season 2, Episode 1), I really like your show. As a former Project Runway viewer, I can't wait to follow your entire season. Can you provide full episodes for those of us who watch online? I don't care if it's the week following the original airing, just please make it available to your new fan base. Thank you.
Okay, I get that fashion is a tough business, but really, the judges are making this show not even enjoyable to watch. Constructive critiques are essential, but they just seem cranky! Do they even know how to smile, let alone say something nice that does not seem rote and without any authenticity. I am really done with this show.