Fashion Reports

Fashion Report - Episode Eight

So when he said he was smiling at the Malaysian blessing, I just figured we were seeing the Squint of Warmth and Affection.
Daria: While Hildy takes her fashionable practicality to a chic New Hampshire cabin, Swimmerboy has returned to give us his thoughts on the racers, Phil, and whatever else caught his eye this week. Are we still on the Reichip love-train, Swimmerboy? Reichen’s taken some flak in the TWOP forums for his lack of expression, but 99.5% of his emoting is done with his eyes. There’s the Squint of Frustration, the Squint of Determination, the Squint of Approval – you get the idea. So when he said he was smiling at the Malaysian blessing, I just figured we were seeing the Squint of Warmth and Affection. Or was that the Lowered Eyebrows of Warmth and Affection? I’ll have to rewatch my tape.

Swimmerboy: I think it was the Squint. The Lowered Eyebrows seem to be reserved for confusion or disappointment. But who can tell? Anyway, yes, still firmly planted smack dab in the middle of the love-train. I’m not leavin’…I may even handcuff myself to the seats.

Daria: Phil’s shirt was better this week, although Nancy Fisher, who is in the show’s credits under “Host Wardrobe,” does not seem to understand just how handsome Phil is. The Clowns’ blue rain ponchos were not pretty, but they were very, very practical. I’ll give them points for that. Plus, those things only weigh about 6 ounces. I’m declaring the ponchos the Accessory of the Week, even if they make wearers look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
I’m declaring the ponchos the Accessory of the Week, even if they make wearers look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Swimmerboy: So true. Were they the only ones wearing rain gear at the start of this leg? I’m actually a little surprised that they’d mind getting a little wet considering all the mud and…uh…other stuff, they’ve been covered with these past few legs.

Daria: Do you have anything for the burn pile? I thought we’d tossed David Who’s red-sleeved grey shirt and Al’s red shirt onto the pile, but they popped up again this time like a couple of vampires. Go away, ugly red shirts! I’d like to add Reichen’s yellow shorts. They were so, well, yellow. Stop screaming at my eyes, yellow shorts! You don’t need to be so loud.

Swimmerboy: Awww…I actually like the yellow shorts. They looked particularly good to me last week in combination with the royal blue shirt Reichen was wearing. Of course, I may be biased because those were my high school colors! And I need to mention that Jeff Who looked…well…incredible this week. For the first part of the leg, he ditched the white V-neck tee and went with a blue one combined with khaki cargo shorts. Nice look, and combined with his getting-more-gorgeous-every-week face (DAMN those blue eyes and dark hair!) he matched Reichip in the looks department this week. Later, he switched back to the white V-neck, but you won’t hear me complain this time, because he had cut the sleeves off to reveal his sumptuous stompers. Sigh. Now I have to splash around in two pools.
Sigh. Now I have to splash around in two pools.
Daria: Previously, I’ve complained about Millie’s hair, but I thought it looked better this week. She appeared to have spent some time on it. And while I didn’t like last week’s brown tank top, her little red tank was kind of cute. (That’s the sum total of what I liked about Millie this week, by the way.) I guess Chuck wears clothes; I’ve never noticed. All the men’s sleeveless shirts were very welcome this time. Let’s stay in the southern Hemisphere a while longer, so we can make up for the European stomper-deficit.

Swimmerboy: I noticed Millie’s hair too. Apparently she was able to fix it up before leaving the pit stop this week, and I thought she looked nice in the red tank as well. Chuck? Well, thank goodness he’s stopped dressing in all black. He may be handsome, but that look was nothing but dorky, especially the black socks. Chuck actually looked nice this week in his grey tee and khaki shorts. I liked it even better when he ditched the socks and went barefoot to do the detour. And I don’t know what this says, but I honestly thought the hair looked better all spiked up like that while he was doing the roadblock. He should keep it like that from now on!

Daria: CBS really should have a section of its website set aside for pictures of the local helpers. The headgear the priestess wore, the costume of the greeter – and the supervisors at the roadblock! Tian and Jaree really should have been around for this one, because they would have appreciated the fabrics these men wore. A teal-trimmed jacket and lavender-and-gold headdress on the archery supervisor, the white jacket and red pantaloons on the man who seemed to be in charge of the blow guns – I wish we could have seen more.

Swimmerboy: Oh totally. The local garb is so beautiful in all of these countries. The website should have more info about what they wear in addition to what the country is all about. See kids? The Amazing Race is so educational!
I think the Pretty People Award should go to Reichen and Chip. Yes, they’re gorgeous, and they were also sweet, while racing well at the same time.
Daria: Time for this week’s awards. I think the Pretty People Award should go to Reichen and Chip. Yes, they’re gorgeous, and they were also sweet, while racing well at the same time. Jon and Al are my runners-up, for the second time. Jon’s button with the photo of his family was sweet, and he and Al race very intelligently. That matters to me. Plus, there’s a soft spot in my heart for anyone with the brains to pack those rain ponchos.

The Ugly Ass Award goes to Millie. I’m sorry she’s having a major relationship crisis, but she when she wasn’t feeling sorry for herself, she acted like a disapproving jerk toward All Things Not Millie. She’s allowed to disapprove, and I’m allowed to find her disapproval ugly. Which I do.

Swimmerboy: No argument from me here. Hopefully at TARcon, we’ll get to present in person all the Pretty People awards Reichip has won, and then maybe Chip will give me a hug…and then he’ll realize how cute I am…and then…oh never mind. See u guys later!