Not the greatest episode, but not a total clunker either. The designers were split into three teams of five, courtesy of our old friend the Button Bag. They were brought to a recycling plant and had to use the recycled materials to create a five-piece, cohesive capsule collection. One of the highlights of the episode was the three adjectives the twins chose to describe the smell at the plant:
I think Acrid, Noxious, and Repugnant might be the Snap, Crackle, and Pop for the new millennium!
I knew one of the twins would be flipping out, and wasn't surprised that it was Shawn. And this is with the two of them on the SAME TEAM, just try and visualize the day when they're on opposing teams. I have a theory that the only reason PR put twins on the show is so that one of them can throw the other under the bus. Stay tuned.
I flinch every time I hear the words "JC Penny." Also every time I hear the word "Avon."
Heidi! Rockin' the zebra jumpsuit.
Here's my two bits on each of the designs:
Margarita - - cute.
Kentaro - - OK.
Deyonté - - like it a lot, great manipulation.
Kudzanai - - best in the collection.
Michael - - like it.
Sentell - - "Safe enough to pass me through." That's your aspiration? Ordinary dress. Made out plastic.
Samantha - - the top is lovely.
Amy - - skirt is cute, the top is dopey.
Shawn - - OK.
Claire - - good.
BALLIN' ON A BUDGET
Batani - - sharp.
Aaron - - metal edges skeeve me out.
Kenya - -so sweet.
Brandon - - wow, fantastic jumper.
Ayana - - Sacheen Littlefeather as Barbarella.
Ballin' On a Budget was in the top, with Ayana taking the win. I would have given the win to Kenya or Brandon, but I can see why they gave it to Ayana.
Team Tsunami was on the bottom, with Sentell being sent home. Heidi thought his look wasn't transformed enough, it looked like a garbage bag. The other designers can all whine about doing Shawn's work for her, but hey, they could have left her high and dry. It's their choice to help her. Clearly she spent too much time flipping out and not enough time doing work.
PS - - Richard said, on the subject of Shawn and Claire, "Like the Collyer brothers, these two."