Ugh. Jerell is an asshole and Rami is a doll, and in my universe Jerell would be gone already and Rami would be heading for a possible win. But designers' personalities aside, based just on what was out there tonight I can see the judges' decision - sort of. I did like Jerell's coat (the first time this season he's done anything that was remotely good, IMO), and while Rami's jacket and pants looked great, that top really ruined his look. I don't think Rami's had anything before that looked poorly-made like that. I actually didn't mind the blue/chartreuse color combination though - I thought it was weird at first but then it grew on me. But bad as Rami's top was, I think I would have sent Austin home instead. Nothing about Austin's look was good, IMO, even if it was well-made.
As for the rest: Yes, Michael's coat did not look much like Jerell's at all, other than the color scheme. Drama? Yawn... Shut up, Jerell.
Mila's sketch looked great, but while I liked her idea for the cape, it didn't seem like she executed it too well. I agree with whatever judge said the fabric looked cheap. I also thought her model's hair styling was awful.
I didn't understand the judges ragging on Kara while praising Kenley to the skies. To me neither design looked original at all, but they both looked simple, well-made and appropriate for the challenge.
All the negative nitpicky criticsm of Mondo's outfit made me want to smack the judges silly. I thought it was great, and much more interesting than Kenley's (which I also liked).
Jerrell and that giant smug chip he's carrying around on his shoulder sure do suck. He's an ass and can't leave soon enough for me.
Yes. Enjoy the win while you have it, buddy boy, because that ugly s--t you've been barfing down the runway isn't going to sustain you much longer.
I knew it was a loser when I saw the sweater and wished I'd had it to wear back in the late 80s when I was in my preppy phase. It was confirmed when Austin himself said that he'd designed something that could be sold at Neiman Marcus.
I know - when he said that you could walk into Neiman Marcus and find his outfit, I thought "And that's a good thing???"
Am I remembering incorrectly or did they call Mondo's look very "junior"? Kenley's model was in an effing romper for crying out loud.
They did say Mondo's looked "junior" and I had the same reaction: "Uh, judges, you just went over the moon for Kenley's, and that's about as 'junior' as you can get."
But what was with Mondo's tantrum about being on the bottom? So he made the outfit for his mom's birthday. Nice, but the judges don't care. And his mom wouldn't care if he was on the top or bottom; the gesture would be the important thing to her.
I was puzzled about that too - why would it matter to his mom what the judges thought? Or, really, to him either? - If he really made what he wanted to make for her, it was still a great birthday gift.
This was a really lopsided challenge, set up to eliminate (possibly) some one who didn't deserve to go.
It seems like PR
always likes to have a "shocking" elimination about midway through the season, so maybe that's what this challenge was designed for. If so, mission accomplished. So long, Rami - it was really good seeing you again. :(
Edited by CatsWithAxes, Feb 10, 2012 @ 1:25 AM.