Friday, January 31, 2014

Under the Gunn rehash!

Woohoo, we made it to the end of January! Good riddance to bad rubbish. Now on to the best month of the whole year, February (and no, I'm not being sarcastic). Just so you know, it's basically one holiday a week around here. AB's birthday is February 9th (she's TWO, WHAT?), Valentine's Day is the 14th, and my birthday is the 25th. Basically, we eat cake for an entire month. And my husband buys lots of presents. And the weather can't possibly be any worse than it was in January, so there's nowhere to go but up!

Plus, there's Under the Gunn to watch! Spoilers ahead...

Things I loved:

I'm happy the challenge was so generic. I think broad challenges allow the designers to show themselves a lot better than narrowly-focused ones. That said, I watched this episode twice, and both times I forgot to listen to Zanna describing the actual challenge. Whoops. Hollywood something or other?

Anya's plaid shirt and short shorts. That's how you rock a plaid shirt in a sexy way.

I didn't know Mood LA had a doggie, too!

Things I hated:

Wow, Tim really has to keep a handle on things here. Why is everybody breaking the rules? Mentors AND designers!

I was sooooo disappointed with Nick this episode. If I were a mentor on a show named for Tim Gunn, I would be doing my darndest to completely copy Tim Gunn. And he's NEVER sketched for someone or been anywhere near as talkative as Nick. Dude, get a grip!

Favorite garment(s):

I loved Sam's, again. And seriously, how lucky is he to have a model that seems to perfectly fit his vision? I could see it on a red carpet, easily. I would never wear it, but it was so cool!

Least favorite garment:

Stephanie/what's her name? ugh. Ugggggggg-ly. Tortured. Remember when Zanna said on All-Stars that green is never on a magazine cover? I can't stop thinking about that. And y'know what? All of Nick's designer's clothes looked terrible. Apparently those girls were going to the Oscars to take a nap, and all the other girls were going to have fun at the Grammys.

I agreed with Tim about Michelle's...that triangle was very poorly placed.

Best line of the night:

"I work off motivation, and I'm feeling motivated, so I have to just go with it." --Shan  

Okay, how brilliant is that statement?

I was surprised that Camilla was "sent home" (seriously, how hard would it be NOT to say "out"??). Camilla's looked far less obnoxious than Stephanie's. I saw a lot of bad prom dresses on that runway, but a simple, pretty dress was the worst? I don't get it. Not sure how I feel about these judges if that's how they think. You already know how I feel about Zanna as a mentor!

Next week: unconventional challenge. BOOOOO!


  1. Noooo, not green! I was surprised at how much trouble a few of them had with fabric choice. And yeah, that triangle. First thing the eye goes to.

    And who knew Tim could be so forceful?

    Do you think Nick can step back?

    1. You're right, there were a lot of problems with fabric choice. I felt pretty bad for Camilla, who had never been in an American fabric store, but what excuse did everyone else have?

      I think Nick is going to have a real problem. When he told Tim he understood and he'd step back, it felt like complete BS. Like he was just saying that to get Tim to go away. What surprised me is that none of Nick's designers seemed to feel like he was being a control freak (at least, not that we saw).


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