The girls head in to meet Miss J. and Ann Shoket. Miss J. is looking at his watch in an exaggerated fashion. Not good. He tells the girls that people are waiting for them and time is money. He asks the person responsible for it to 'fess up. Alasia quickly admits that it's her fault, and says her alarm didn't go off and she didn't want to skip a shower. He tells her to take her shower at night. I could go into the million reasons why that doesn't work, but it's probably beyond the scope of this recap. And yes, I know I have a problem and am in fact fine with it. Brenda interviews that Alasia's lateness is an example of the "18-year-old-ness" coming out.
With the late drama over, Miss J. introduces Ann Shoket, who lets out a rather tempered, "Hi ladieeeeeeeees!" She welcomes them to the Seventeen offices, and tells them that you never know when you're going to book your next gig. In several of their cases we do know, and it involves an ice storm in Hades. [You never know. There are car shows in Des Moines totally looking for women who have had bad makeovers. -- Angel] Today's teach is designed to help the girls in the case of that unlikely event, because they always have to look like a model. Dozens of girls come to Seventeen every day for go-sees, and those who can dress like a model are immediately apparent. Then there are the girls who look kind of sloppy. Eight examples of those are standing in front of Ann right now. The key to looking like a model, Ann says, is dressing for your proportion. And she's there to give them some hands-on experience.
The girls head into the Seventeen fashion closet. Miss J. points out that every month, the magazine has a feature on dressing for your body type. The first step is knowing what your body type is. Do you have a long torso? A short torso? Long legs? Curves? It's all about flattering those parts. For a long torso, Ann says, you need to lift up with a high-waist skirt and a defined waistband just above your actual waist. This is exactly what Ann is wearing today, so I'm guessing she has a long torso. The girls who are a bit slender (Angelea and Krista wave their hands in an exaggerated fashion on this, despite the fact that one of Angelea's boobs just reached through the TV and slapped me) should consider wearing something with color blocking. Additionally, a little flounce will help to give bounce with their curves. Ann then says that athletic girls, like Raina, should consider wearing something with a bit of ruching to fill them out. The word "athletic" always sounds like such an insult on this show.