Tim comes back to the workroom with Philip Carreon. He takes them all to the Garnier Salon for consultations. I'm sure the designers are LOVING taking time out of their work schedule for this. We get a minute ad for Garnier exhibiting how their products can do anything any of these designers could want. Ever.
Back in the workroom, Tim enters for consultations. Jonathan explains to Tim that he's doing the laughter idea, which Tim seems to think is pretty clever. He tells Tim that cutaways in his textile will reveal different colors. Tim sees that the textile really was created by Jonathan and tells him to get back to work and that it's stunning. Tim tells Seth Aaron that his concept is true to himself, pushes the envelope, and is believable. Amy explains to Tim that, for her fire idea, she wants to portray a controlled chaos. She says that she's considering having the model's hair fill this bowl of a neckline that she's creating. Tim tells her that it's a very interesting idea. His advice? To let it "distill" within her and see where it takes her. I don't know. That doesn't seem that helpful to me. Ben explains his shark suit idea. Tim says that he's worried about Ben because the subtleties of his work don't seem to make an impact on the judges, to which Ben says that's why he's making a suit. Tim says that the concept practically demands it. Does he just mean the shark part demands a suit? I no know.
Mila explains her concept -- she's going with a mineral inspiration. A bunch of shiny grays. She's making a vest, turtleneck and slacks. Tim tells her that she should make adjustments as she continues. Maya explains her idea and says she wants it to be glamorous and sophisticated. Tim just says that he has faith in her and walks away. OK, when a super young person uses adjectives like that, they're often talking about something with which they aren't completely familiar and they end up risking being derivative.
Tim leaves and the models enter for a fitting. Everybody seems to get what they want out of the experience. Jonathan tells his girl Cerri that she is part of his inspiration, because he responds to pale people. OK, confession time. Though I said I wouldn't do it, I've caught a few (read: almost every one) of the episodes of the model show. It's pretty irrelevant, except Cerri is a total badass. I want her to do my taxes and shit, that's how much I trust her badassness. Do Irish girls have a rep for being tough? I've never heard of that, but she's so naturally imposing that I have to believe that Irish girls can kick ass. I mean, seriously, Cerri does NOT do drama. And, she doesn't even need a weapon. Not even her fists. She can just stare at you. And, this is all a very good thing. Jonathan's a little worried that the judges will think he's being too literal, but he reminds us all that he's inspired by laughter, not air.