The challenge of last week's episode was to design an outfit that could be worn by the US Olympic Team during the open ceremonies. Timely, right? The outfits ranged from- spot on to not even close, but as always, it was great fun watching. Now that we're four episodes in, the contestant's personalities are really coming on strong. There are three, in my opinion, who seem to be getting more attention for their persona than for their designs. Last week I drew third person referrer Suede who I'd place with those three. The other two would be...........
Blayne is a self identified tanorexic who tans every other day. When questioned by Tim Gunn about the amount of time spent doing that, Blayne responded, "Some people go to the gym. I tan." There you have it. As a side note, I lived in Seattle for seven years and will admit to going to a tanning salon twice. Please don't judge me. Around February when you haven't seen the sun in nearly five months, a tanning bed starts seeming like a not so bad choice. It is a bad habit though and hopefully Blayne will kick it.
The other contestant with a memorable personality would be.......
Stella who likes leatha.
Stella is easily one of my favorites. I do like her designs, but even more, I enjoy her been there, done that, give me leather or give me death- attitude. I also love her hard core New York accent where words that end in er sound like they end in the letter a. When she says leatha in stead of leather, I smile. The other thing I like is that during her confessional moments, which is what I drew above, she looks like a completely different person. It's as though she witnessed a fashion crime and was placed in the witness relocation program. During the regular show, she's dressed down and has on barely any makeup however, during her confessionals, she's a glam leatha goddess buried under three inches of eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, and heavily lined lips. I like that no matter what the challenge- she turns in into an opportunity to design a biker babe-ish ensemble. Go get 'em Stella!
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Drawings done with ink on paper in about 25 minutes each. Blayne got an additional digital tan. One large glass on Cabernet and my Tivo remote were my assistants. If you enjoy looking at my drawings online, the next step would be having one or two or three in your home. Interested? Click on over to my etsy shop and take a gander. And your credit card. :) Much appreciated!