Back to the designers (who, pictured above, even got bored this week). They were told to pitch ideas for two blue looks to fit into the Macy's Inc. line. Some random Macy's employee chose the top five sets of sketches and made those designers team leaders. In teams of two, the designers had one day to create both looks. The winner would not receive immunity but would get to design a "holiday" dress to be sold at select Macy's stores and online.
The designers fail at the use of blue. A few even complained about blue. Are they crazy? Blue is great. FMF readers voted it the most prominent color in their wardrobes. I'm even working on a post about great blue clothing (coming soon!). They did not work the blue. I was bummed. I liked where Althea and Logan were going with their looks, but they didn't quite make it. In fact they were the only team not judged.
Carol Hannah and Shirin came in second. As I'm writing this I actually can't remember what their clothes looked like. I have to go look it up. I'll be right back.... Oh yeah, cute pencil skirt with blouse and cute-ish weekend dress/shirt thing with leggings (Tim does not like leggings). Not bad. Not great. It was a sad, boring night in the top two.
Irina and Gordana won. Their outfits were nice. They did not work well as a team, but could Irina really work that well with anyone? She doesn't seem to like anyone or anything but herself. Sadly, these probably were the two most interesting looks of the night. I know Inc. is a basics line, but the clothes are more exciting than this! And the line is great at using color in an exciting, eye catching way. These looks are nice, but I barely remember them the next day. If this is all the Inc. look book inspired, Macy's must have had a bummer line this season.
Here is Irina with her "holiday" dress (the holiday dress is the one with the butterfly). Click here to be alerted when it is available at Macy's. Although, I only want to be alerted if anyone (aside from Mariah Carey) actually buys it. If I wore this at the holidays I'd be freezing and rather dull looking. What do you think?
Christopher and Epperson were too busy being excited about what a great team they were to actually make a great team of garments. Epperson spent several minutes talking about she-who-will-not-be-spelled and what a bad leader she was, which spurred Christopher to rejoice in their collective awesomeness. I love Christopher. I want to see him at Bryant park, but this was a bad week. I'm just glad he didn't go home. The outfits did not fit together and didn't look good individually either.
Louise (aka she-who-should-have-left-last-week) must have fallen on her head before this challenge. She managed to snag a team leader spot then ruined her chances by picking--PICKING, not getting stuck with--Nicolas (aka guy-I-want-out-of-the-competition). She also nearly lost her sketches at Mood, which would not have been a loss seeing what she designed with them. Nicolas hated her designs (why did she pick him?!). He bemoaned the very existence of ruffles. He whined a lot even though he didn't really need to care because he had immunity this week. I love ruffles, but not these ruffles. Michael Kors said of the second dress "This truly looks like a bridesmaid's dress with a shower loofah ruched up the front of it." I actually like shower loofah ruffles, but not these ones. It was bad. Louise went home. I don't feel any sense of loss. Actually, I don't feel much of anything after last night's episode. It was kind of boring. It would have been downright snooze-worthy had Michael not been back and had Tim not decided to take a walk on the casual side. I look forward to something more interesting next week. However, I used the boring show time to choose my dream team top four (even though I don't know that it will turn out this way). Here they are: Christopher, Althea, Logan and Carol Hannah. Who would make your top four?
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