Next, the layered winter stylings of Kara Saun. Jenny is wearing a pair of drawstring pants, a sweater, and a padded vest. She doesn't even look dorky, despite wearing a hat with earflaps on it. Now, you put that outfit on an average-looking person and I think they would look quite different, but it doesn't look bad, considering. Kara likes the fact that this looks "sexy," and I'm not sure I'd go that far, but again, she did well, I agree, given the boundaries of the assignment.
Robert's outfit emerges next. He says he "wasn't thinking high fashion," and that's pretty evident. Basically, Robert has the convertible shorts-pants, and then he has a short-sleeved, ill-fitting, shapeless gray shirt. What's more, the pants are low enough and the shirt is short enough that Olga is displaying a brief flash of belly, and that's not probably what the post office is going for. One young thing's belly shirt is a middle-aged postal worker's Ultra-Paunch-Revealer.
And now, Austin himself, wearing Jay McCarroll. Jay has put him in a pair of slick, narrow pants covered by tall boots, a light-blue sweater, and a padded vest. Oh, and a smart little knit hat. Austin looks adorable, despite the fact that, again, those pants are mighty tightly cut for your average working mail carrier, I believe. Jay says that he was happy just to see that Austin didn't "look like a drag queen." Snerk. And he doesn't, either. He looks a little girly, but it's not too bad. ["Well, the lip gloss was his personal choice, so it's all relative." -- Wing Chun] Jay, in fact, says that this was "Austin in all of his glory," and that Austin was excited about modeling. Indeed, Austin says that it was a lot of fun to have the spotlight on him, and to try out modeling.
Heidi asks the designers to step up to the runway to be grilled. The models are brought back and stand with their designers. Austin stands between Jay and Martinique, of course. Kara leads off with her explanation, talking about how she wanted to do the drawstring pants, including a "tool belt" to carry the pepper spray and so forth. Kara's vest, it turns out, is fur-lined, with a waterproof nylon shell. I might wear that, even though I'm not lucky enough to deliver mail. The sweater under the vest is also packing a couple of small pockets in the front. Michael tells Kara that he likes the fact that even in warm winter gear, Jenny still looks "a little sexy."