Friday, January 17, 2014

Under the Gunn rehash!

Did you watch Tim Gunn's new show last night? Me neither. I watched it this afternoon ;)

This show is already very intriguing to me. It's not quite as simple as "I like that designer, I hope they do well". I think we all like Mondo, Anya, and Nick. Do we root for them, or the new designers? And do the mentors go all Survivor-style, and choose designers that they think can win, or people they like, or aesthetics they like? Interesting.

First episode spoilers ahead...

Things I loved:

I like the show being in LA. Maybe I've been seeing too much snow here in the Midwest (SUMMER COME SOON PLEASE!).

I'm glad it's not a team competition, per se. I thought, from the previews, that was how it was going to be. And nobody likes teams.

I was very happy to see Tim again. Seems like it's been a long time since he's been on my TV.

Things I hated:

Anya looked TIRED. Poor thing. The show is just starting.

The fabrics that the designers were given were straight awful. Very love-it-or-hate-it. No surprise that everyone was using black jersey. I use black jersey in almost everything.

I didn't like that people were not picking Nick. I think the designers were greatly underestimating his value as an already-established teacher, and were choosing mentors based on who was similar to them. Just because your aesthetics are different doesn't mean you can't learn from someone.

Favorite garment(s):

I love Shan already. A family man who took a layoff as a push for his dreams? And he made a jacket in two hours? Losing my mind.

Brady's was cool. And he's already branding himself? Smart.

Least favorite garment:

Oscar's gold costume...oh my. I can't believe Nick picked him, but I think it shows how confident Nick is in his mentoring abilities.

I'm exhausted by Natalia already. And her dress was WAY too short. BUT. I give her credit for her "tenacity" as Tim called it. I think we all want to believe that passion pays off, and in this case it obviously did. far Nick has Natalia and Oscar. WUH?! Trainwreck.

Best line of the night:

"It's just running with the scissors into the fabric." --Oscar

Wow, the end of this show was really hard to watch. Schoolyard team picking on both sides! Designers not picked, mentors not picked! Fashion is rough. But overall, I like the show so far. We'll see how it goes when the teams are settled and competing.


  1. I was surprised that the designers did not chose Nick as he has the teaching experience. The format is much different than PR so I am interested in how it goes- especially with Tim Gunn's name on the project. Yup, I'm over the Natalia histrionics.

    1. Strange that Natalia was the one person who knew that Nick could teach her what she didn't know. Maybe the other designers think they know everything? :)


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