Tim joins the designers for his weekly touchpoint, and the results are amazing.
Nathan – The skirt seems to be heavy, and Tim is concerned. He advises Nathan to make sure the waistband is solid.
Christopher – He switched from pants to a skirt, and Tim thinks his work is ambitious. Tim’s advice is to stay on the pedestal. Gunnar’s opinion is “MER. NER. BLAH.”
Raul- He’s making a textile out of what look like sour sugar strips, the stripes of which look amazing when laid out next to each other. Tim is flabbergasted. The rosettes at the neck are divine. I wonder what the bottom looks like…
Melissa – Tim sounds a little scandalized when asking if she’s using licorice and twisty ties. He’s impressed at her mini-harness. It may be the editing, but there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot there.
Elena – Her drawing was very The Cell meets Madonna, but it’s all… beige. She’s worried the judged will want more color. Tim agrees, but says she has to commit. I get that her aesthetic is
bland monotone, but this looks terrible.
Sonjia – Ooh, girl. Work that candy beading. Tim loves that everything looks like seaglass. He also thinks it’s sophisticated, and I agree. Ven very aptly points out that Sonjia is competition. I hate this attitude. Everyone is competition until they’re not.
Ven – He’s trying to evoke the mood of a stained glass window. He’s got a lot of work ahead of him insofar as making the materials usable. Tim loves the idea, but there’s not a lot done.
Fabio – All we get here is that he’s going to have to glue the shit out of it. Tim, ever the orator, proclaims that this is indeed a glue the shit out of it moment.
Buffi – We’ve got a basket weave of the pink/yellow version of the sour sugar strips. The top is going to be the weave while the skirt, presumably, is the umberalla she beat the hell out of. Lantie is not impressed.
Gunnar – Tim says it looks like macaroni. Gunnar just giggles as if that’s not a criticism. Look at his face, darling. That is Tim’s worried face. Gunnar says if he’s giving it all he has, he’s not worried about it. He probably should be.
Dmitri – Tim is agast because Dmitri wants to wait until his model shows up to begin beading.This is obviously a disaster.
Kooan – Use your words, darling. Tim doesn’t speak in exhalations. Though bless Mr. Gunn because he’s much more light hearted than I would be. Until he realizes Kooan has just restarted. Look at this face. This is not an amused face.
Alicia – She’s keeping it playful because she doesn’t really do color like this. Tim basically tells her to make it work without telling her to make it work. Say it, Tim. I need to hear it.
Lantie – Trying to pay homage to the company logo, Lantie bought some laptop cases. Also she’s going to start from the top and work her way down. I don’t know how much work time has actually passed at this point, but I’m concerned. Tim is, too.
Andrea – She’s explaining the apron to Tim, who is trying to find the words to say it’s terrible without saying it’s terrible. And then he admits to not having the words to explain how underwhelmed he is. But, you know, I think that does it. Bless her heart, now I feel bad for her. I didn’t want to. But I do. And now she’s crying! Ugh. Now I feel like a jerk.
Tim Time is over and Andrea has gotten it together. A little. She cut everything up, then rather defiantly thinks she doesn’t have to take Tim’s advice. Honey, the number of people who ditched Tim’s advice and survived can be counted on one hand. You’re better off. Kill it with fire and be reborn. Necessity is the mother of invention, and the situaion you’re in is one huge mother. Make it work.
So far, the only thing I’m really floored by is Raul’s blue stripey number. Gunnar’s colorblocking is a mess. Ven’s stained glass is promising, so at least he’s got talent to back up all that ego. Meanwhile, Gunnar is taking a page from Kenley’s book and going around and cheerleading everyone… but Christopher. Natch. The difference between Gunnar and Kenley is that it feels so damn fake. Also the beard. Though their hairstyles are similar.
Straight!Colin says: Holy crap, that cackle. FLY my pretties! Fly to the runway!
The next day, there’s a mad rush to finish as people are either tossing or adding candy in a mad rush. And it seems early to me, but we’re already at the point this season where people are burning themselves with hot glue. They are forgetting that hot glue is hot and trying to spread it on like frosting from a squeeze tube. And then Elena gets it all over her hand and leg, while Christopher becomes my favorite person ever with this week’s Quote of the Workroom.
Tim shows up to check in and give them there last little countdown, and FINALLY tells them to make it work. Meanwhile, Elena’s licorice dress is literally coming apart at the seams. Gunnar couldn’t be happier. Meanwhile, I love that this big ol’ bear is still doing makeup in the L’Oreal makeup room. He makes me smile.