Daniella

Daniella questions Merlin's win.

Jun 11, 2009

So in high school I used to design graphics for t-shirt competitions, and I’m the closest in the group to having been in high school, so I’m thinking that probably helped in me winning the mini challenge. And there’s no way I slacked in any way on the main challenge because I racked my brains to figure out what a sophisticated tree-hugger would wear. I know right … sophisticated tree-hugger, pardon me for only considering the cliché, but that sounds like an oxymoron to me, and I am not going to compromise my style and integrity as a designer just because my inspiration is some dread lock wearing, granola-eating inspiration. I mean, I’m all for going green, but this was so out of my comfort zone. Anyway, I hated that Kelly and Isaac asked if I slacked because of my immunity. I know I probably can’t win EVERY challenge but it felt weird not to be in the top – I was definitely getting used to it. Don’t get me wrong, Haven totally deserved that boost of confidence – she’s very talented and worked her ass off these past few challenges to not be picked on for her sewing skills … but Merlin?!?! I mean, once in a while his work surprises me, but this was NOT one of those times. I don’t mean to question the judges and audience, but REALLY?!? Charlotte couldn’t even speak she was as shocked as we were. Anyway … in a nutshell, lesson of the week, you can’t trust anyone but yourself!