This episode was all about Heidi. She has her own line of lingerie, Heidi Klum Intimates, and the designers were to create a bra and panty set that fit into her line. Halfway through the challenge, Heidi sprung a third piece on the designers: a coordinating cover-up.
So as not to make things too difficult in a one day challenge, the designers were given sample bras to use as forms.
My Top Three:
1. Kelly Dempsey
I thought it was a shame that this was just considered safe! The mix of lavender and lime green was really creative and sporty, and her cover-up was a cool take on a wrestler rove that coordinated beautifully with the rest of her design.
2. Merline Labissiere
I understand why this look was declared a winner for Heidi's line. It was definitely a risk for Merline to create her own bra shape, but it paid off. I appreciated Nina's comments that it would look good under a white shirt for an editorial shoot, and that makes it a piece that's more versatile and can be used beyond the bedroom.
3. Ashley Nell Tipton
This look was super cute. I have always loved the mix of lavender and dove grey, and Ashley made an intricately designed bra and a soft, beautiful robe.
My Bottom Three:
1. Blake Patterson
I can't believe Blake went from such a high point the past two weeks to this. I'm sorry, I don't care if you're gay and you "don't know what's going on under there." There's no excuse for this. The strap design had some promise, but to create an underwire and then not use any padding in the bra, and then to take a scrap of fabric and call it a cover-up was a mistake that would never get past the judges.
2. Jake Wall
The judges were right on about this one. The polka dot fabric and the front t-shirt bra shape was cute, but the sexy straps didn't go with the cute factor, and the fit o the straps were poor and gave the model some unfortunate lumps and bumps.
3. Candice Cuoco
This was a little all over the place. I understood the vibe Candace was going for, but the lime green on top of the bra looked sloppy and like an afterthought, and the ties that represented "garters" looked like they were cutting off the model's leg circulation. The garter belt was great, the rest not so much.
So. I don't know what we're going to do without Princess Blakey, but I'm sure we'll all manage together.
All photos from mylifetime.com