I'm 5'10" and when I'm at 175lbs (which is right on the border of a healthy weight), I wear a size 12 and look a lot smaller than that. I worked with a gal who was 6'2" and looked like a bean pole - her hipbones stuck out, she was fairly flat-chested and had very little body fat - and she wore a size 16.Originally Posted by Tilden
I got a phone call right around 9PM and ended up missing the episode up to the runway show. I'm watching it now and almost have to mute Ven because I'm so disgusted by him. The little snicker when he tells Tim that his client is probably a size 14? Well, there's a word I want to use, but we're PG-13 around here. Plus, like we've all talked about - GLASS HOUSES!
It's amazing how a challenge like this can change your opinions about people. I was really impressed with Gunnar, Elena and Fabio and, really most of the other designers too. They all seemed to embrace the spirit of the challenge. Everyone but Ven seemed to understand that being a designer is a lot less about designing for size 0 models and more about designing for the average woman. Very few designers do couture lines. You make your money on ready to wear.....and most of the women doing the wearing are a helluva lot bigger than a size 0.
I really felt for Nathan this week. Yes, he did let his client take over too much, but at least he was trying to please her. Ven is a beast. I just wanted to give his poor client a big hug. Creep.
I know a lot of people don't like Elena, but I do. I think she actually IS a bit misunderstood. Some people just don't have a filter and don't realize how they sound. Like when she made that comment about Gunnar's garment being so different from what he normally does and then calling it chic. I don't think she realized it came out like a back-handed compliment and she laughed and sad she didn't mean to sound mean....and he seemed to realize it too. Maybe this show will help her learn how to communicate better with people. I think she's very talented and would like to see more of what she can do.