"School of Rock
Design" - July 20
Warning: This recap contains a lot of adult language.
Parental discretion is advised.
Back at the loft after James was eliminated, Princess
talks that "James was numero uno. I thought he handled
his business." She confesses to James that she misses
Wes thought it was not fair for James to go that
Princess was the one who should have left. Her ideas
were not good.
Shauna and Jeff vent their frustrations in different
conversations. Shauna vents, "How can Jeff win when he
is such a (^_^)ing bastard?" Jeff, in the bedroom
says, "I feel like one little Indian, and Shauna is
behind me with arrows. Back to Shauna, "We pick him to
lose and then we win..." Jeff: "She is making me look
in front of Tommy...I am sick of it!"
The next morning, the teams meet at CBGB's, a world
famous rock club.
Since this show was shot, the club's lease is about to
expire. If you want to find out more about this
historic rock club click
here: http://www.cbgb.com/ And if you want to help
save the club click here: SAVE CBGB <http://www.savecbgb.org/>)
Tommy enters and explain that this club was the focal
point for punk rock in the 1970's with bands like the
Sex Pistols. When I was here, the Ramones played and
they wore leather motorcycle jackets and pins. Music
leads fashion trends. They guide and inspire Tommy.
Which leads to this week's design challenge:
CHALLENGE: The teams are going to style 2 raw bands
who have been dressed or styled before. They will have
24 hours and $2,000. The band will perform back at the
club in their new outfits. They will move in with the
band as well.
The bands are Unisex Salon and God or Julie. Check
them out here: Unisex Salon <http://www.unisexsalonband.com/>
and God or Julie <http://www.godorjulie.com/>
Wes and Elizabeth are the team pickers this week. Wes
picks first and picks Unisex Salon. So Elizabeth gets
God or Julie. So this is how the teams shape up.
UNISEX SALON: Wes, Deanna (you need someone who you
are really really good friends with), Felix, Shauna,
and Rob W. (Before he picked Rob Walker he stated he
picked Princess last time and lost. He didn't want to
do that again.)
GOD OR JULIE: Chris C. (she picked him because she
never worked with him before) Jeff( by being picked
2nd he felt he was moving up in the
pecking order.) Jessica and Princess. Princess was
picked last. Jessica
was shocked that the seamstress was picked last.
The teams leave. The Unisex Salon are seen leaving
first. Wes says we
will win. "You could give me and Deanna and we would
win. The "Power of
Three" are back (being Wes/Deanna/Shauna) together and
we can overpower anybody.
God or Julie Team went to the band's loft in a taxi.
Jeff says he is the best salesman on the team. Team
makeup is important.
In Brooklyn, the Unisex Salon team meet the band.
Shauna says she lived in Manhattan for 16 years...and
she never had to come out to Brooklyn. They enter to
see the band practicing. They meet them. Shauna hates
this assignment because she doesn't like people who
"don't bathe everyday." The team was interviewing the
band. Wes felt the band was looking at us as young
kids messing with their style. "We told them we were
there to help." Wes was talking to the lead singer,
who didnt like some of their idea. Deanna said they
recognized her as the leader. She had dressed rock
band before. "We have the strongest team and we are
The God or Julie Team enter to see the band playing
"Fight Night" on PS2. The band meets them...sort of.
Jessica said some of the band didn't want to put stuff
down to meet with us. "They may be difficult to work
with." Elizabeth says they want to wear onstage what
they wear offstage as a reflection of who they are.
They discuss with the band. Chris C wanted to start a
trend with the band. The band wouldn't let them leave
without doing a shot of Jack Daniels! They do it! They
are 4 people and 5 stylists. So they decided on a
strategy. Chris C, Princess, Jessica and Eliz would
each style for a diff member of the band, leaving Jeff
as the odd man out. Jeff complained that within 15
minutes, the team attached themselves to different
members of the band without "drawing straws." He
called it unfair. He claimed he will get his voice
heard and he will win. And another shot of Jack is
4:00PM with 18 hours left... the God or Julie team is
seen shopping. Jessica says that Jeff is the odd man
out. He mutters "no one is feeling me." Chris C says
Jeff is trying to fit in where he can. And in scenes
of confused shopping, he says Elizabeth is "far from a
leader". She is a follower.
The Unisex Salon team goes shopping. Deanna says that
the band has a cookie cutter style. She is here to
push them to the next level of rock and roll. Rob has
no idea about rock.
6:00PM...16 hours to go. The God or Julie
team...Jessica is worried about time and the product.
Princess: "We need to get our shit together." Chris C
said they need to get vintage jeans. They found a
store with four pair of jeans. You see Liz/Princess
and Jeff shopping the vintage stores. We see Jeff
singing outside a store. "We need a T-Shirt/A Vintage
T-Shirt." Jeff says they "have a real shot at winning.
If the teams use me more, I wouldn't be surprised if I
was a #1 or #2 pick the rest of the game. My
usefulness is evident."
The Unisex Salon shops at Thrift Store and heads to
Brooklyn. Rob brought paints...but it wasn't in their
plans. Rob/Shauna/Wes...Wes said Rob was "out of his
element." Shauna: "Poor thing, he thinks he is
Picasso. Rob is the weakest person for the team."
The God or Julie enter the loft at 10:00PM with 12
hours to go...and see a wild party going on! Elizabeth
said they needed to get started. Chris C said they
needed to party a little and work as well. They needed
to live their lifestyle. They had to party to earn
respect. Liz said they took Tommy's theory and hung
with the band.
The Unisex Salon enter the loft to a
party/performance! Wes said there was cigarettes and
beer...I am right at home. You see a little nuttiness
and Shauna finds this disgusting. "I have been to a
few frat parties...and even those weren't as
disgusting as this." Wes says that Shauna is the key
to the team because she sews. He told her to catch a
few hours sleep and he will call her down when
everything is mapped out. Wes says, "I would play to
see Liz where ever she is!"
Cut to: Liz partying and drinking Jack out of the
bottle. GO LIZ! Princess: "It was so funny to see her
take a shot of Jack. The people in the house were sick
and tired of her because she had something up her
12:00AM 10 hours to go. The Unisex Salon team. Wes
starts to work as the party goes on around him. We see
scenes of drunken debauchery, including lots of
drinking, beer spilling and a BMX Bike ridden through
1:00AM 9 hours to go. Same party. Someone's head gets
shaved. Shauna: "Hearing that little teen tart saying
'I don't wanna wear that'...I might have to take a
scissor to her jugular."
2:00AM at the God or Julie party...Chris C feels the
team is partying pretty hard and losing focus. Jessica
said the band didn't like the shiny jeans. Jeff: "I
want to be productive." Liz and Princess are sewing
tipsy (or drunk) Liz asks, "do you think Shauna is
having this problem?"
Cut to: The Unisex Salon party where Shauna is sewing
by candlelight while the band performs. Wes says, "You
are doing this so fast." Shauna: "I just want to get
the fuck out of here!" Shauna is stressed to sew while
the party is going on.
3:00AM 7 hours to go. At the God or Julie party, the
glaze is not coming off the jeans. The band hated the
shiny jeans. Jeff bleaches it with Clorox. Chris is
interested to see how it comes out.
At the Unisex Salon, Shauna said Rob is "painting
away. I don't know what for." Wes said he isn't going
for handpainted, he is going for a sleek, funky,
deconstructed look. Rob said the painting wasn't part
of the assignment, it was more styling. He tried to go
the extra mile. The lead singer, Gina felt the hand
painted symbol on a jacket was "redundant." Deanna
said Rob's jacket didnt go, stuck out, and didn't make
5:00AM 5 hours to go. Chris C was hand sanding the
jeans. Liz whispers to Jessica, "If we lose, I don't
feel completely responsible." Chris C feels that the
team might gang up on him with the bad choice of
jeans. He then goes off on a vulgar tirade against the
team bitching at him about the shiny jeans when it was
the TEAM who took him to the store to buy the jeans.
"I took a risk, and if I lose...oh, well. I'll go
8:00AM 2 hours to go. God or Julie Team- 2 hours to
go. Frantic fitting of the band members. Chris C: "You
have to take risks in life and go for it... and not
worry about what people think."
9:30AM 30 minutes to go. Unisex Salon has a band
member missing. The God or Julie team. Jessica said
Liz was aggravating where Princess was finishing stuff
she started. Princess and Liz have a bit of a tiff.
Princess: "It's funny that you picked me last, but I
am becoming the MVP right now. Liz: "Well, then don't
9:35AM 25 minutes to go. Unisex Salon. Wes said, "One
of the members of the band had a problem with wearing
a pink shirt that is was too girly. If you have issues
with a pink shirt being girly, you have other issues.
We made him wear it." Deanna: "She's my little icon"
to Gina. Wes was laughingly explaining that one of th
members wasn't digging Gina's tights. Wes: "Dude, look
at yourself...you haven't showered in three days!"
Deanna: "Just shut up, let her look hot, and when you
become the back up band for her..."Don't Cry For Me,
Argentina!" And when Wes/Deanna dress Gina in the
tights...she feels ok. Vindication for Deanna/Wes!
To the God and Julie Team...Jessica stated everyone's
pants didn't fit right. They were way too small.
Princess had to "bust out her seamstress moves for
Unisex Salon at 9:45AM...the 5th member is missing.
Wes says, the team member has to be there now. He felt
like he was going to throw in the towel and throw up.
2 Minutes to go. Bass player still missing. Wes: "We
are totally screwed. Shauna: "We are (^_^)ed."
God or Julie leaves with 7 seconds to spare. Jeff is
ready to go to CBGB's and make the band look good.
Back to Unisex Salon. With 1 minute to go. Wes says he
heard the pitter patter and the bass player arrived.
They grabbed him, stripped him and dressed him in one
We are at CBGB's and Tommy walks in to hear Unisex
Salon. Wes said "Bands have egos. But they needed help
getting dressed." Deanna said she knew they were hot
when they had their outfits on. God or Julie is next.
Jeff said that they had a common, cohesive thread in
the look. He can't wait for Tommy to see them.
Wes: I have won 4 in a row and with me, Deanna and
Shauna we are a winning combination. Jessica said the
band liked what he did and "hit it on the nose." If we
lose, Liz is weak.
Style Forum time. Tommy enters and asks Deanna what
she did. She talked the band into changing style when
they didn't want to. Tommy: Did they listen? Deanna:
Yes. To Rob: what did you do? He talks about painting
and the rejection of the handpainted stuff. Tommy said
he should have tried to contribute some other way
instead of being a "one-trick pony."
To the God or Julie team: Liz talked about the thought
process and how each member of the band was styled by
one member...except Jeff. Jeff felt like the odd man
out. Tommy was shocked that Princess was picked last
as she was the seamstress. She was the most important
member of the team.
Judgment time. Tommy felt that God or Julie looked
like any other rock band. Unisex Salon looked like
"Hot Rock and Roll" and liked the tie skirt. Team
Unisex Salon is the winner!
Tommy said to the God or Julie team he was "let down."
There was no way that design was trendsetting. He
chastised Liz for picking the wrong team. And the only
team member who had experience in clothing manufacture
was Princess...who she picked last. Jessica was asked
if Liz did anything wrong? She said yes, because I
would have not picked Princess (the seamstress) last.
Jeff was supposed to be the salesman. Jeff failed in
that area because he didn't get the band a good look.
He was asked, "Is there any creation of yours on the
band?" He then criticized Liz for "being a starter,
not a finisher." And he defended his labor, his being
social, his being a teammate. Tommy said, "There is
being a teammate, and being an individual
contributor." Jeff continued to ramble and defend
himself...but he called Jeff into the pit...and he was
shocked. Liz went into the pit as well.
Liz, believe or not, was defending Jeff for his ideas.
Tommy said that choosing Princess last was
"unbelievable. I still can't fathom that." Jeff was
supposed to be the salesman and sell the band on a
different look. He pointed on Deanna and that she did
it...and he didn't. Jeff said the band didn't use his
salesmanship, while Liz shakes her head. Jeff: "She
can shake her head, but I was a salesman." Jeff was
begging for his life. "Look at the sum of my parts."
Tommy: "There aren't that much parts to look at. Jeff,
you are out of style." His jaw dropped. And Shauna
looked like the cat that ate the canary. He asks to
shake Tommy's hand, and he does. "Liz, you are very
Jeff's final words. "I have never been more shocked in
my life. I have been misjudged, I am heartbroken and I
will make Tommy live to regret this decision.
Tommy ends with this: " I am not listening to excuses
about why anyone is not contributing. If you are not
involved or not contributing, you can go home."
Next week, the teams paint private jets.