Friday, March 14, 2014

Under the Gunn rehash

Yesterday AB skipped her afternoon nap for the first time in...probably ever. She's still adjusting from daylight savings. So by the time Under the Gunn rolled around last night, I was ready for it, vino in hand!

Spoilers ahead...

Things I loved:

If you're going to have some ridiculous product tie-in, please continue to mention it once at the beginning of the episode, and then forget about it! I can deal with that.

Mood is on my bucket list. Every time I see it on this show I drool a little.

Things I hated:

Anya and Mondo were insufferable. And I generally like them. Here's a tip I learned once I became a parent: as cute as YOU think your child is, nobody else cares. You're allowed to be a cheerleader for your own child, but I don't need to see a picture of them on Facebook potty-training. And I definitely don't need anyone else's unsolicited advice. My point is: Mondo and Anya were completely out of line to pick on Natalia. They should have focused on the positives in their own designers, instead of putting down someone else. And ANYA of all people should NEVER criticize someone's construction. The whole thing was disgusting, and I hope Tim tells them to get their acts together and be more professional. And what was the point of bitching to Nick? What was he going to say? "Oh, you guys are right, Natalia sucks. I better tell her to go home voluntarily. Thanks for the heads up."

Favorite garment(s):

I didn't love anything from last night, really. I would have rather the designers had two days and made two different looks, or more pieces. But Natalia's was the only one that actually worked in both day and night.

Least favorite garment:

Wow Asha's was bad. The silhouettes were both bizarre, it was poorly made, and it barely transformed. By the way, what kind of daytime activity can you do with a top cut to your navel? Don't answer that.

Michelle's was so boring that I can't believe Mondo let her forge ahead with it. The only interesting detail was her Star Trek shoulders (again).

I'm missing something about Oscar's designs. I thought his bordered on costume with all the sequins, though I mostly did buy the story he was telling about his girl.

Best line of the night:

"Normally the workroom smells like fear and sweat." --Blake

I was pretty happy to see Michelle leave. Her last few designs have been dull, and I kind of blame Mondo for that. It seemed like he went a bit too hands-off with her. Plus she's mean. Oscar's win was a little unexpected (hey, I just noticed that they've never given out immunity on this show...hmmm...) because I question his taste. We'll see how it goes. Each mentor appears to have one judge favorite (Asha, Shan, Oscar) and it's going to get dicey from here on out.

Next week: pairs. Inevitable drama. True colors emerging. Who will be nice and who will be a bully?


  1. I kept trying to imagine a woman being taken seriously while wearing Oscar's day look with those slits in the skirt. Hm.

    1. That's the same reason why I didn't like Shan's skirt. The whole cheerleader/slits in the skirt look isn't for me.

  2. I thought it was a s-t-r-e-t-c-h to have the Glade product sponsorship...really left me scratching my head.

    I was totally turned-off by the unprofessionalism of both Mondo & Anya. Are they too impressed with themselves? I have never, ever seen that type of behavior between coaches/mentors/teachers in my life! They were way out of line in what they said to Nick and totally disrespectful of the judges.

    I can relate to Nick- I was a teacher and there is a wonderful reward in being able to guide & share in a student's success.

    I hope that Tim Gunn, the true gentleman that he is, wlil address the Mondo & Anya intimidation. His name is on the show and I cannot imagine him allowing the perception that their behavior is acceptable.

    I can't say that anything I saw was worthy of the win, but Asha's was the worst, IMHO

    1. I think Mondo and Anya's behavior showed some real immaturity. For all his faults thus far, at least Nick has kept his composure and professionalism.


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