By Q. McElroy
Programming note: Faith is taking a break, so I’m playing “guest judge” this week. Hope you have as much fun as I do.
When in L.A. do as the L.A.liens do – but only if you conjure up a scene-stealing Ice Queen. “Lights, Camera, Sew,” put the remaining 11 designers in Scoresese’s seat. They each had to pick a movie genre and create a character.
It seemed most of the show tried to generate some actual drama among the ranks. With anxious stares and frantic scurries across the workroom, they continually noted how “cranky” everyone was because of mounting pressure. Unfortunately, this crew’s personality still fell flat. Never thought I’d say this but I miss Christian from last season and even Season 3 winner Jeffrey (hush my mouth!). Now on to the runway…
White Witch: Nicolas won this challenge with his Ice Queen villain for the Sci-fi genre. The fantasy look – complete with frosted hair and fairy dust eyes – was his sweet spot. “Chronicles of Narnia” would be proud.
Red carpet stunner: Christopher chose the 1800s for his “period piece” and made us believe ladies of the ton would have been seen at court with no gloves – or sleeves. The adorned neckline was elegant while the ruffled/bare back was tailor made for a pouty-mouth over the shoulder pose for the paparazzi. This was my favorite.
Perfect shot: Epperson’s modern take on Annie Oakley, with ruffled denim, leather sash and gun holster, was Western chic.
Final Act: Ra’Mon was eliminated because his “B movie swamp dress” was indeed a hot mess. Still, considering he had only 2 hours to switch Sci-fi designs, I think this was a step up from the spandex lizard suit he started with.
Namesake no help: Louise Black could not conquer “film noir.” Her 40s/20s (what?) fashion was drab and boring.
Flapper fails? Gordana rounded out the bottom 3 for not being memorable. But I don’t necessarily agree. This is the 2nd week she’s been criticized for being bland. Sure, her 20s Flapper dress needed more punch, but there was a lot of attention to detail, color choice (golden bronze) and accessories.
Love connection? They flirted with sparks between Logan and Carol Hannah. But there was no hook-up – this week. And did anyone else notice the dominatrix stylings in both of their designs? Hmmm….
Is he back? Is that Michael Kors? Looks like the previews to next week’s show feature the much missed designer. Now maybe we can really shake things up.