They head back to the workroom with their Christmas booty. Ivy says that she wants to make a flapper-like dress that is more mini than the traditional representation of the idea. She wants to create beautiful movement and texture with the garland that she bought, which, frankly, already sounds like a problem. Everything I see her touching looks very stiff and that might lend to the texture, but I think there won't be much movement at all. Casanova tells her that he thinks she's committing herself to too much work but she assures him that it isn't. Uli jokes that the two of them should have come to the competition as one person. I think everyone has been a little unfair about their friendship. They have a real working relationship. I don't see why they have to act like they don't. Talking over the ideas that are running through your head is one of the benefits of being collegial and fucking decent. It's not like they are fighting with some sort of secret weapon. Look at Melissa from the last real season. She was incredibly friendly and engaging and got a lot of help from people. At least she did before they got all crazy and cut her off. She didn't do anything really wrong though and Casanova and Ivy are even less in the wrong, because they are exclusively and willingly using each other for support. Fine, they've actually jumped in and worked on the others' looks before, but I say that membership should have its privileges. Your nice and support your friend? Great, your friend glue guns shit to your dress when you're really busy. Uli says they are like two bodies and one mind. She thinks it's very helpful for their work but she wonders what will happen when one of them goes home. We see the two of them joking- Casanova wraps a tree skirt around Ivy's neck and says that he has made a poncho and is done with his look. She giggles so much when he jokes. I think it's really cute. Josh tells them that he left the house once wearing the same thing as a cape. Great.
Speaking of Josh, he has gotten himself into a fine mess. He doesn't really have any fabric. In fact, the fabric he thought he was buying was actually the carrying case for a Hanukah banner. I know the shopping happens at a fast pace, but how does one make this sort of mistake? It's so urgent that shopping be precise, I just don't get it. Maroons. At least he and Anthony Ryan get a good laugh out of it. Uli, who had previously vowed to take it easy with all of the trimmings on her designs, has decided to take Diane von Furstenberg's advice and actually go even further. Her whole dress is going to be embellished. Casanova reiterates that the unconventional challenge is not really his milieu. He spent most of his money on fake poinsettias and its unclear whether he has enough to cover his entire dress or not. Josh is making a bra. Anthony Ryan says that he is worried about him, but he says it with a little bit of a smirk so I wonder if he's glad that he's worried about him. Emilio says that his brain doesn't really connect with the ideas behind the unconventional challenge. He hates what he's making right now.