I wasn't fond of all the footage of Tim visiting the designers at home, it was a bit boring. I think they didn't want to show too much of the collections because one of them wasn't going to be seen at Fashion Week. Highlights though: Tim & Leanne riding a bicycle-built-for-two, and Korto playing the drums.
I don't know why Bravo failed me on the photos this week, but here's what they've got.
I totally agree with what Michael said about Jerrell's wedding dress: From the umpire (or however you spell um-peer) line down, it's gorgeous. But with a bottom half that big and conceptual, he needed a very simple bodice, and he ended up with a distraction of huge jewels & huge wings. I don't even know what to say about the flowers on her head. The bridesmaids dress was nice I thought, and the flowers worked there, but I see what the judges mean about it being messy. The skirt & seams should be smooth, rather than rumply.
Korto's dresses were a big disappointment to me this week. The judges really dinged her with their comments and they were so right. Another sad, not-white, wedding dress with a too-fancy bodice. And it is the most unflattering of all the designs. Korto's poor model looks lumpy in the middle and very wide around the hips. And she's probably a size 2. The bridesmaids dress was very ho-hum, mostly because of the fabric I think. What happened to the bright, kelly green sash Korto was trying on it earlier? This one doesn't have enough pop.
Kenley had some great designs this week. I liked the feather wedding dress, even though it's probably the one I'd be least likely to wear (modesty issues aside). The judges liked it despite it's look-a-like-ness with Alexander McQueen's runway stuff. And Michael called the bridesmaids dress "the cutest damn dress I've ever seen." I like it too - the color is really nice and it somehow makes the model look thin despite the volume around the middle. I already have plenty of that. And because the judges had mostly good things to say to Kenley, she didn't have to get all defensive and talk-back to them or roll her eyes. Ah, I miss the good old days.
Leanne's collection looks wonderful. Her style is very unique & was described well in this episode: with an architectural eye. Michael's comment of being able to recognize Leanne's dresses immediately was very true. Every one of the judges loved both her looks and had flattering things to say to her. I don't remember one negative comment. If they had been choosing a winner for this challenge, it would have been Leanne. I can't wait to see everything else from her.
Dum, dum, dum... down to the final moments. Leanne and Kenley are obviously going to Bryant Park but Jerrell or Korto must go home. And the judges say Auf Weiderschen to Jerrell. I just knew it was going to be all girls going to Bryant Park. I liked Jerrell a lot & hated Kenley's attitude, but based on the showings this week, the judges made the right decisions, in my opinion. And Korto got really lucky.
It was nice to see some of the other models back, since they needed eight this week. I wonder if they will get to go to Fashion week too.
If you are the type to read spoilers, skip to the back of the book, or hate suprises, check out Bravo.com. While looking for this week's photos, I found this whole section of pictures from the runway shows, which mysteriously features the top SIX designers. What's up with that? Is the whole show just rigged, or edited to death, or what? I thought this was reality tv, not fairytale tv. Why do they go to the trouble to eliminate designers if they are really going to sponsor more than three at Fashion Week? I didn't want to ruin next week's episode for myself, so I didn't look at the clothing in the photos, but did check out the pictures of each designer at the beginning of their show. Yes, they have all six of them. Whatever.