Good morning! I'm finally watching the "Inspiration" episode. The "Walk-off" was not really all the drama I imagined it would be. It just seems....sad.... Really sad.
By the way, I was really floored when Heidi said, "Alright Zulema, you picked Tarah, that means Rachael will be now Nick's model." HUH? Anyone else surprised? Of course, now I'm expecting Rachael (and Nick) to show a renewed determination.
Instead, I'm seeing Nick kind of pouting as he goes through the motions of taking his photos. Come on Nick - Suck it up - you've got work to do!
Okay - now everyone hates Zulema - it's like Wendy in the Post Office episode. Zulema is the outcast. Well, what did she expect? She had to know this would upset at least Nick and Tarah. But she did what she needed to do to improve her situation.
Anyway, Tim has come in and announced that the designs have been "Lackluster" up until this point. THANK YOU for saying so, Tim. I've felt the same way.
No, Nick! Don't give up, think of your fans!
Now they're at MOOD - always one of my favorite parts of any episode - Oh hello, that is Austin's fabric, Santino. Didn't you watch the first series? I can't believe that Tim would say something so unkind about Rachael. Wow - that was harsh, Tim.
Now they're in the workroom and I notice that Nick has added a little bit of booty padding to his form...
Awwwww.... Daniel is so sweet. Danny V, where are you?!?!?
Now Zulema is admitting that she would switch models again.
Back in the workroom Santino is doing his Timpression.... Okay, now THIS is my favorite part - the workroom. I LOVE watching the actual cutting, sewing, pinning and draping. Thank you producers for showing more of this than you ever did last year.
Why suddenly does Zulema have problems with "Time Management?" Isn't she the one who emphatically claimed that she "Always met her deadline."
Okay, wait - the three guys are lined up on the couch and Nick says "I wanted to cut her..." THIS is my favorite part. Please watch the bonus video of this entire exchange because one comment is completely out of context. Nick is saying that the MODEL'S attitude on the runway should be "You wanna f*** me? Well, you can't." On the program, it sounds like Nick is saying this about Zulema.
Does Zulema sleep in her clothes? That's okay Zu. Sometimes I do that too.
Wow, models can TALK?!?!? Just kidding. It is really refreshing to hear the model's opinions of things.
Wait?!?! Was that a Timpression? "Andre...your dress doesn't have a back on it!" Excellent!
Of course we have the usual semi-nude shots of the models getting dressed. Always a highlight....
Runway time: Okay, THIS is my favorite part. Andre's dress (gown) is first...FABULOUS! Actually Andre is fabulous. I was really really impressed with him last week. (Did anyone even notice that I didn't post my impressions of last week's episode? I was so concerned with everything else that I never got around to it...) There is a photo of this dress on the Bravo site but it does NOT do this dress justice. Andre is a master of the bias-cut. Wow. And using the photo of gutter-water as the inspiration shows even more brilliance. This design sums up the challenge perfectly. How did he make this in ONE DAY? How is Daniel going to top this? We'll see....
Kara's model has a STUNNING figure.
Santino's design looks a little sloppy and unflattering. And with Austin's design in my head....well....I'm not too impressed with this....sorry.
Okay, Daniel's design is strikingly original. Have I mentioned that I love Rebecca?
Here comes Grace. The fabric looks stiff. I guess when your inspiration is a building - that's to be expected.
Here comes Rachael with her slinky and delicious walk...and even a hint of a smile...for a change. Marshmallow indeed!
Now, Zulema's dress on Tarah. Suddenly I'm more interested in how Tarah is working it than I am in the actual design.... The dress is... red...Tarah looks great and Zulema looks...pleased. Actually I like this dress - and Tarah is gorgeous.
Okay now the judges are agreeing with me on Chloe's dress being "hard." Chloe - you look gorgeous tonight!
Jay?!?! Where's the snark?!?!? Come on?!?!?
Nina is telling Zulema that this is the third time she has seen her designs and every time there is an "execution problem."
Okay it's totally funny how everyone seems so surprised that Santino has used Austin's fabric. Hello? Couldn't anyone see this while he was working on it? Surely the producers knew. Surely Tim knew.
The judges are debating. Michael is a "Full Dan fan!" Love it. How long before Cafe Press comes out with products featuring this line?
Well, you know the rest. Daniel wins and Zulema is out.
Preview of next week - okay THIS is my favorite part.
For the first challenge on Project Catwalk in the UK, the designers had to fashion garments from stuff they found at a flower store. It looks like something similar next week for "Flower Power."