I watch the show when it airs orginally; however, I like to wait until you post the pictures before I comment, Pikachu. And BTW, I forgot to say this last week--thank you for all your hard work!
I liked Andrea (Apron Lady) in the audition episode last week. Her kick-butt attitude really grabbed me. However, I was majorly disappointed in her this week. That outfit was hideous, and I didn't like her attitude with Tim. It's not like he was on the fence about it; he flat out told her it was a disaster and yet she chose to ignore him. She was very lucky that she wasn't in the Bottom 3.
Elena deserved to go home with her attitude and her dress. You have an entire shop with a rainbow of candy to choose from, and that's all you can do? I died laughing during MK's critique. That remark about finding shapes in the candy was just too funny!
Back in the 90's, there was some infamous Japanese cartoon that was banned in the US because it was giving kids seizures. That's how I feel when I look at Kooan's outfits.
I agree with whoever said that in another week, Lantie's dress would have passed muster. I liked the rainbow colors, but I agree that it should have in the bottom this week since it was virtually all fabric. And I know we've complained here before about designers not being given enough time for their challenges. For better or worse, however, that is how the show has chosen to do it. Therefore, I liked MK's retort that if Lantie couldn't handle the time pressure, what was she doing on the show? And her excuse was even more pathetic since there were so many gorgeous dresses produced this week.
I didn't think Buffi's outfit was all that terrible. I, too, could see a young singer like Katy Perry wearing it for a video or concert. And Buffi did put a lot of work into weaving the candy top.
My goodness, I wish we could have had a Top 4 or 5! I agree that the final choice should have been between Ven and Sonjia. However, there were so many other lovely dresses I couldn't make up my mind who should have the third spot. Kudos to Christopher, Dmitry, Fabio, and Raul. (I admit it--like the guest judge, I'm partial to turquoise. ) And as much as I hate Gunnar's Drama Queen schtick, I have to admit he turned out a lovely dress. I thought the ruffle was a tad much, but the dress was chic and I love how he thought about the styling by making the accessories.
This was really tough. They clearly blew the others out of the water, each in their own way. On balance, though, I would have given it to Sonjia by a hairsbreadth. Again, I'm biased because of the turquoise , and that was incredible how she used all those different kinds of candies. That shark necklace was the best accessory on the runway.
I loved Ven's design. The lines were breathtaking and the colors lovely. Like his outfit last week, I couldn't take my eyes off it. However, since he only used one candy for the majority of the outfit, again, I would give the win to Sonjia--but "just," as the British say. I also agree that the judges probably let Ven win since they really should have let him win last week. Clearly he is the designer to beat. That's also why I can tolerate his attitude. He kind of reminds me of Santino. Yeah, he's a arrogant, but dang, that man can design. If I were a client I would just keep my mouth shut and let him go at it.