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.
Ivy says that the challenge is really exciting to her because it gives them all a chance to think outside of the box. I firmly believe now that Ivy is functioning from a Power of Positive Thinking standpoint. There is no way that the Ivy we have known before is all hearts and puppies about the unconventional challenge. She has clearly told herself that she doesn't want to be the downer in the group and, you know what? I actually kind of respect her for how diligent she has been about presenting herself as a positive person. It's a hell of a lot better than the alternative. I just feel like I have to point it out though. It's great. But, it's not real.
Joanna comes in and tells the designers that she thinks they can create something great for this challenge. Then, she goes to Josh's station and finds out that he doesn't really have any materials. She tells him that her heart is beating faster for him. So, I guess that is confirmation that Joanna Coles has a heart. The more you know.... OK, so I was going to ignore this, but Josh keeps saying that his bra is a bra-let. Now, it's my understanding that we add this "-let" to an article of clothing when it's sort of an abbreviated version of the original. How do you abbreviate a bra? It's already like the smallest article of clothing that one can wear. Unless we are going to talk about g-stringlets and jock straplets. Sometimes, Josh works so hard to talk an inventive game that the chutes fall off the track and the ladders crumble and it's sad for all of us. Josh says that he wants to make a high-waisted short with some ribbon. Anthony Ryan, who is still looking on and, I swear, laughing a little, doesn't think that Joshua really has anything planned for the bottom of his outfit. Josh insists to Joanna that no one does Josh like he does Josh. I hope no one ever has to. That's my Christmas wish.