Joanna comes in for her consultation and starts off with what a privilege this is to be able to give back to our women in the armed forces. Because of that, she says that she is going to be extra vigorous with her criticisms. Sometimes I get a little hard on people when they are defensive on this show, but I don't even know how I'd react if someone said that they were going to be extra vigorous with guiding me at this point. As if a) I'm already not feeling enough pressure because of how close we are to the finish line and b) somehow, by myself, I'm not giving enough respect to the women of uniform. But, she's not wrong to be vigorous with her critique. Anthony Ryan explains Donna and her shape to Joanna. He says that she wants long and strapless, but maybe she would be open to one-shouldered. Joanna thinks that he should go with the one shoulder, since it will give her more support and she is going to want to be comfortable at her birthday party. Anthony Ryan is feeling strongly about the straps now and says that he thinks it is something that he can talk Donna into.
Uli explains that she is making a dress for a "vedding." Heh. Joanna points out that she seems to be making the exact dress that she is wearing. Uli still seems almost incredulous about the fact that Jessica told her that she liked the dress that she was wearing, like she can't believe her good luck. Joanna asks her if there is anything that she is worried about and she pauses and sort of smiles then says, "Always." Joanna tells her that is a good answer and moves on. Man, Uli is just the cutest.
Joanna suggests to Emilio that is client will have to be a very brave woman indeed to wear all of the yellow that he is apparently using. He tells Uli that yellow is her favorite color. And, she's going to Vegas, which is fun. Joanna says that she imagines that this challenge may be difficult for Emilio because he is more accustomed to the red carpet and less in touch with the everyday woman. I never really felt that way about Emilio. I don't love all of his stuff, but I never think of him as inaccessible in any way. Emilio explains that not all of his clients are celebrities. Joanna says that she hopes that Lisa likes what he makes and he says that he hopes that too. Well, that seemed needlessly terse.