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Friday, September 04, 2009

Son of a Beach - PR Season 6, Episode 3

Good morning designers! We wake up in the boys room with Mitchell and Ra'mon waxing philosophical about being in the bottom. Mitchell says he doesn't wish Bottom Three on anyone.

Bad hair? Yes

Bottom Three? Hell No!

Mitchell has a giving soul.

Anyway, the designers take a day at the beach to learn about their new challenge. They will be making a surfwear look complete with surfer hair. This should be a giant disaster.

It's a team of 2 challenge and Mitchell gets chosen as a team leader and picks Ra'mon, who he says can "carry him". Really, asshole? Step up yo game!!

Also of note, Irina is chosen last and I was totally obsessed with her dress from last week so I don't even get it. Former Crackie Johnny ends up with her and I think he just built a tent in his shorts. This is why I hate camping.

At Mood Epperson and Qristyl are clashing a bit and naturally, Ra'mon and Mitchell aren't seeing eye to eye. Imagine that!

Team Euro (Nicolas and Gordana) are working together and Nick gets all excited about hand dyeing the bathing suit and interviews that he's doing an "Ombre of macrame". That basically means that they will be dyeing the fabric to fade to another color and use a twisting technique to design it. Like so...

Seems beachy and cool but listening to him shit himself over saying "Ombre of macrame" is hilarious.

"Ombre of MACRAME!!!"
"Bitch, I get it."
Whoa, whoa, whoa.




Johnny just called Mitchell "Little Lamb".

Ummmmmm...Andre is not amused. That's a Season 2 patent Former Crackie Johnny, so step off and get your own catchphrase! Now, where the HELL if my chiffon?

Tim comes into the workroom and tells the designers that they will be making a second, avante garde, look. There are two of each. So calm down. It's not like Tim was all "Your first born is being kidnapped into Heidi's family and once she gets bored with them, she'll pass them on to Brangelina or Madonna. Guess which one the bottom three go to." The designers lighten up (it's just fashion) when they find out they get an extra $200 at Mood.

Ra'mon and ADD Mitchell are making an avante garde wetsuit. Vomit. Thankfully Ra'mon realizes what a shitty idea this is and changes everything on his own. Mitchell officially sucks. He is seriously just sitting around and letting Ra'mon do all the work.

"If I pretend to be doing something then Ra'mon won't cut me."

What he said at the beach is ringing true. He's letting his partner carry him through the challenge and as a leader, Mitchell sucks at life.

"How about you just do what you want and I'll take credit for it."

"Bitch, please"

The runway show begins with Rachel Bilson as the guest judge and Max Azria sitting in for Senorita Kors. Fab. U. Lous. He barely speaks a lick of english, but I love him. And Rachel Bilson has wonderful taste in fashion.

I didn't realize that surfer chicks did street walking in their spare time, Chris and Logan.

Actually, this wasn't that bad. It didn't seem as easy and breezy as I imagine a surfer chick should look, but it definitely had a California vibe to it.

This, on the other hand makes my brain hurt. I can't tell if I love it or hate it. I really like the full, deconstructed skirt but the top just doesn't match. I do appreciate that they seemed to try to tie in the beach/scuba/whatever vibe to it, but it's just not working.

Well, hello Louise and Althea's adorable are yuns?

See, this is VERY beachy cool to me. It looks comfortable and easy but still very chic and fashionable. The colors are beautiful and the bathing suit has a sporty vibe, while the dress is more girly.

Hrmmmmm...I'm also kind of torn on this avant garde design. It looks really dated to me, like Demi Moore's dress from the '89 Oscars. Okay, maybe not THAT bad, but throw some biker shorts on her and she's a dead ringer.

It's cool and a bit Avant Garde but still quite dated. At least it looks beautifully made.

This was the beach look from Shirin and Carol Hannah and it's SO cute! Is it practical for a surfer girl? Maybe not, but the look resonates really well with me. I like that the skirt is detachable and the bikini is adorable.
This look was amazingly striking, but once again I don't see the tie in to the beach look. That and it's not very avant garde. This sort of look has been done. It's pretty but overly designed and the color saves it, if anything.

The judging was MAJORLY cracked out this week.

Let's start with the not so bad:

Ombre of macrame!!! This bathing suit was really pretty and the pants were nice in theory. Theory does not translate though and the front and bottom looks sort of jacked up.

On that note...

So I actually really liked this at first. Is it inappropriate? Yes. Is it slutty? Absolutely. Is it new and sort of striking? That it is.

It's much too short and very garter centric, but I kind of like the lace garters. I am digging how the shirt flows into the tights and then goes over the shoes. It's like an inverted bodysuit or something. It's not pretty to look at it, but I'm not sure it deserved all the crap it got.

The top is adorable but that skirt is awful. The fit is so weird and poofy in the back. The print is nice though.

Qristyl and Epperson were just mudslinging at each other by the end, and I must say that Epperson won. Time to get your Bitch on Qristyl.

Ugh. This is not okay. The "bathing suit" is hideous and poorly fitted and not avant garde in any way. That green thing on the bust is awful and it doesn't tie in to the print on the first piece. At least it's related to beach wear? This challenge officially sucks.

Ummmm...this got one of the highest scores?? Irina is my homegirl and all, but the bottom half of this design is really bad. It doesn't match the funkiness of the top and it's too full for the length.

I LOVED the macrame back and the way it showed through the thin sweater, but that skirt is full of HATE.

This was a top two avante garde look? Really judges?? Had this been made better I might have given it a pass, but it looks sloppy, it looks overly designed and the fit is terrible.

It was far from the worst design, but I would not have pegged it as top two. Johnny's soberness must be making everyone else slap happy or something.

The winning designs were no better though.

This is cute aesthetically speaking, but it's not practical beachwear, you can't even SEE the swimsuit and there is some major wonktit going on here.

It's pretty to look at but it looks like they just threw pieces of fabric over the bathing suit and belted it.

That's quite possibly the case, since Ra'mon was trapped with Mitchell as a leader and he basically sat there preening the whole time.

I don't hate this as much as the majority of viewers did. It's not good by any means but it's not god awful. It's a far cry better then that wetsuit they were considering and by "they" I mean Ra'mon. He saved them with this neoprene dress.

Thank god for neoprene! Or something. I actually had to look it up. It's wetsuit material which was an interesting concept considering that the Avant Garde look was supposed to reflect the surfer look. The dyeing made it more interesting to look at and the gathering at the top was pretty to look at.

That's where the compliments end. Should Ra'mon have had a lick of help during this challenge then maybe it could have worked.

The best part was when Mitchell was all "Yeah, I just sat around while Ra'mon did all the work. I was sewing in my head though."

"You've GOT to be kidding me."

Thankfully for me, the judges saw this as completely unforgivable and made PROJECT RUNWAY HISTORY by awarding Ra'mon the win for not killing Mitchell and then kicking Mitchell off for sucking at everything.
He wasn't a bad person, just a terrible competitive designer. It's so funny how the models all awww'ed their way through Mithchell's aufing when a week before they treated him like the Black Plague...or a brownie.

And I love that they brought Valerie back after Erica was all "Hi mom? I booked the Arby's commercial!" You go after it, Roast Beef Girl.
The designs on this episode were pretty sub par. This design challenge wasn't really all that difficult but it seems everyone was thrown out of their comfort zone. Hopefully next week everyone can get their heads on straight and start making amazing clothing.
No more partners though...that shit was painful.
Until then, I need more wine. Have a great week, darlings!!


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