Super Stylin’ with Derek
The girls are now taken on an Upper East Side tour with stylist Derek Khan. Derek is one of the more colorful characters we’re likely to encounter on reality TV. His voice is like James Earl Jones’ except more downtown funky yet completely refined.
The purpose of this excursion is, Tyra says, to get the girls to think about their own styles by showing them the “top level of fashion in New York City.”
The first stop is a jewelry store where the girls try on more ice (that would be “diamonds” for those of you not versed in Hip) than they’ve ever seen. Adrianne’s hands are sparkling and she says it’s “worth more than everything my immediate family’s ever owned.”
Elyse says that, “It was fun to see obscenely expensive clothes, shoes and jewelry.”
Derek is all about self-confidence and being bold. If a woman knows she has “a lovely cleavage, show that damn thing!” If she has “a beautiful booty, show it!” Kesse totally loves Derek and describes him as “the girlfriend you want to talk to and laugh.”
At the Valentino boutique, Robin causes jaws to drop when she whips out the plastic and plunks down $795 for a pair of beautiful beaded go-go boots. You can’t really argue with her justification. Feet hold you up so you might as well be good to them. I’m currently barefoot as I type this.
Now we’re at the Luca Luca (I think, it’s all such a whirlwind of activity) and the ladies are trying on garments. Yes, again it’s time for the obligatory bras, panties and less shots. This week we get a voluptuous Robin with a sash (and that’s it) over her boobs and our staple Adrianne.
Derek moves in to assess the ladies on their outfits.
Robin: That sash-thing she put on is backwards and upside down but Derek says, “She made it work.”
Giselle: Derek says she looks “a little too shopping spree.”
Kesse: In what will certainly become my new quote, Derek eloquently and elegantly states, “a top like this makes it a little hoochiefied.”