The Fashion Show Week Six by quincyil
The members of both the House of Emerald and the House of Nami are showing signs of exhaustion. We see that the flirtation between Dominique and David has continued as they worked closely together for these weeks. The teams are awakened and told that they are going to New Jersey. The challenge this week is to take items from the Lost and Found of a train station and create a Fashion Collection reflecting a stylish weekend get away. The Lost and Found smells and Calvin does not want to touch anything. There are suitcases on the floor. The House of Nami has one suitcase with a green swatch. The House of Emerald has one suitcase with a blue swatch. Team members that get the colored swatches will switch teams. David leaves Dominique and the House of Nami. Jeffrey joins Calvin in the House of Nami. Neither is happy. The designers pick up belts, umbrellas, bicycles, sheets, hats, and articles of clothing that they feel they can convert. The House of Nami discusses their color pallet which will be greens and blues. The House of Emerald is every man for himself.
Collection Mood Boards
Laura Brown, an editor and a woman who buys clothes, meets with the teams and their moos boards this week. She shows concern over the collections and warns them to be creative within the parameters of the challenge. It appears that the designers are rebelling in their interviews. Each house will have to design and construct one extra look. Calvin tells us, “No problem.”
The House of Nami is sending the imaginary ladies to the weekend getaway in New York City. Eduardo tries to give some advice to Calvin and that is rejected. Dominique will use an umbrella to make a creative dress. If she leaves, she will leave because of a dress that she loves.
The House of Emerald’s destination is the Hamptons. Their ladies will go from the train to the beach. Cesar is working very quickly. Cindy tells us that it is “hard to speak to Cesar sometimes.” Cesar tells Laura Brown that his ladies will drink “martinis, margaritas, and vodka.” David mentions a leopard scarf. Laura tells David to” polish, polish, polish.” She says the words a second time as a warning to David. Cesar discusses a blue and orange swim suit. Laura warns him about the color orange. Cesar says that Black women look good in orange and they go to the Hamptons too.
This is another 24 hour challenge for a complete collection and the times are showing stress. They will work until 2 AM.
The House of Emerald is functioning, but exhausted. David is trying to use a lot of props including a racket ball. Cesar is working furiously because he feels he has to come up with the extra designer option as his teammates will only be able to make their own design. He is making two swim suits, the blue and the orange on mannequins. David tells us Cesar works quickly. Cesar says swim suits are easy to make, “like taking a dump.” The team members tell us that because Cesar is so fast he has more influence over the collection. Cesar would like to be paid to teach his team mates. Cindy is having problems with the off white cloth as it is old and seems to fall apart.
The House of Nami is working hard also. Eduardo has Dominique try on his leather pants. She thinks she looks sexy and giggles. She is 21 years old. Jeffrey likes his piece and tries to give Calvin advice on the front of his piece. That advice is rejected. Calvin is done. He decided to become a designer at 18, went to Kmart to buy a sewing machine and became another success as he owns at least 3 designers stores in several cities. Calvin starts work on the 5th piece. He will not accept any input from team mates. They do not like what he is designing and they don’t think it fits with the collection. Calvin states that they other designers have no time to help with the 5th piece so “they love to like my taste.” Dominique has a converted trench coat and an under dress made out of umbrella parts. She wants a more creative design.
House of Nami member Calvin states that he is “pushing envelope.” Calvin states “I should win.” Jeffrey has a jacket that shows a bit of silk hanging down as if this nicely dressed woman has her slip showing.
House of Emerald member Cindy is worried about the colors of the swimsuits and how they fit with the collection. Cesar will not listen to Cindy. David criticizes, but only in interviews. The team mates try to finish. David works in the center of the room while Dominique works at his side. They are “sharing.” After the work session David goes to see Dominique for yoga. The theme of this week is lovers torn apart by the competition.
The Fashion Show
The models walk a runway where there is falling water. Dominique’s trench coat and dress walks first. The runway show seems drab. Cindy thought that the House of Nami looks good and she is concerned.
Iman and Isaac are unhappy with both Fashion Shows. Iman states that the judges had to decide which house look was worse. Iman says, “You are not really ready for the runway.” There is no winner this week. The House of Emerald is the losing house. Dominique’s dress is the winning dress. She takes a pass on an extra $500 next week in favor of immunity so that next week she can be very creative. Isaac and Iman are impressed with Dominique. Isaac and Iman ask Dominique, “Who doesn’t deserve to be here?” She immediately says, “Calvin.” Calvin is told to go to the losing house with his dress.
The House of Emerald stands alone with Calvin on stage. Calvin is asked to explain his designs first. He is told to walk to the side. Cindy explains her dress next. She is told to remove items and her dress is criticized, but she is told to stand next to Calvin. The two designers left are Cesar and David. Cesar is told that his swim suits are awful and that the blue is better than the orange. His dress is criticized, but they like the patterns from sheets that he put together. David’s model has items removed and in the end, the judges find that David is “out of fashion.” David will be waiting for his love, Dominique. The lovers have been separated.
In two weeks “The Fashion Show” returns with Rachel Zoe and Johnny Weir.
Skating with the Stars by quincyil
The final evening of performance began with Johnny Weir shaking in a golden cage on the ice. He wore a spider like, see through top with black feathers on his collar. There were leaps and twirls to dramatic music. Three other skaters came onto the ice, two women and one man. They interacted with Johnny, the man even grabbing Johnny’s blade at one point in the performance. Laruieann, a judge and the choreographer gave Johnny a standing ovation.
We were introduced to Bethenny and her partner Ethan. Rebecca and her partner followed. Other contestants skate their best routines from earlier evenings. There was video of practice sessions and the improvement of all contestants was noted.
Bethenny was told by the judges that she had transformed herself into a pair skater. She wore a shiny red suit that she wore in the first evening of competition. Laurieann told Bethenny that she hit every piece of the dance and that she was “no underdog.” Bethenny said that she had the best relationship with Ethan and at times called him her ice husband. The technical scores were 8 7 8 with Johnny Weir giving the lowest score. The Artistic scores were 10 9 9 with the perfect score coming from Laurieann. Bethenny stated that she felt like a 10.
Rebecca made a point of telling us that she was injured. She said to Bethenny in an interview, “It’s ok, Bethenny, you still have 12 jobs. After Rebecca’s performance, the crowd gave a standing ovation. Her technical scores were 10 10 10 . Her artistic scores were 10 10 10.
After waiting for the combination of the public voting and the judges scores the trophy of to skates, a male and female, was awarded to Rebecca, who had skated as a child and had held this dream for all of her life. Bethenny, who had never ice skated, said that she was pleased and that you can do anything you want to do. Bethenny said that Rebecca was a true skater and congratulated Rebecca with a smile that appeared to be genuine.
The IHJZ/Lynn Hudson board was popping yesterday. There were rumors that our girl, Ne Ne, was pregnant. She’s 42 and going through a divorce. Ne Ne twittered that this was not true. I think she probably knows the truth in this. Members discussed the shows in real time so the discussion on last night’s board might be of interest also.
Lynn will be blogging on tonight’s shows. Thanks to everyone here for their help and support. I really do love this Lynn Hudson family. Q