At Mood, Tim takes this opportunity to remind the designers that the success of the challenges begin and end at Mood. Fabio says that he has an image of shades of gray. Oh God. One of the mannequins is like, "I didn't think it was really that hot... OK, I'm lying. I thought it was really hot." The other one is like, "I still don't see why Matt Bomer can't play the lead in the movie." Fabio finds what he's looking for. Ven says that it's very hard working with plus sizes. Seriously? A plus-sized model could be hiding behind Ven right now and we wouldn't even see her. Anyway, you apparently can't design the way you want when there are fat people wearing your clothes.
Back at the workroom, everybody gets to work. Nathan explains to Sonjia that he's creating a dress for a performer. I have to say, Nathan's really sweet for not being judgmental about his client's requirements. Naked tummy and sophisticated are just not part of the same look. Nathan's just trying to give her what she wants, which I admire but I think could bite him in the ass.
Johnny has a hair consultation with each of the clients. Ven tells Johnny that his client's hair is flat. Maybe Ven is just not so good at being around people? Elena is being very friendly and easy with her client. I wonder if she's about to eat her. Fabio really sort of directs the Ko-rely's haircut, then her friend gets to cut a big chunk of her hair.
Back at the workroom, Ven is still bitching about his model. He says that it's unfair that he has a plus-size model when some of the other designers have clients with model measurements. Dmitry does. Fabio interviews that he was in the bottom a couple of challenges ago and that really took a toll on him, but he feels really inspired for this challenge. He's really happy with the fabrics that he chose at Mood.
Sonjia says that she's more comfortable designing smaller clothes, but her sister has a child and her mother is average, so the size thing is not unfamiliar territory for her. She asks who else has siblings and Dmitry says that he has an older brother. His brother was a professional hockey player while he was a professional ballroom dancer. Every family's got one. Gunnar says that he has a brother who is turning 20. They didn't get along until the brother joined the military, which I wish he would explain a little more. But, he says that he can't talk about him because it makes him emotional. He interviews that he misses his brother. They laugh a lot. He has a very happy family. Hmm. Something about that makes me not believe it. I don't really know why.