They all get into their respective Lexii and they're off. Andrea and Christopher are driving and who do they see? It's ANYA! Oh my heavens. She's gorgeous as ever. Still not my friend, but I'm working on that. Want a strange story? They're meeting her at Tompkins Square Park on 9th and Avenue A. Like a hundred years ago, during the second season, I saw Daniel Vosovic exactly across the street from that very spot. That's strange to me. Anyway, she's their client.
Alicia and Raul go to Williamsburg and find Mila. Meh. Raul says that she's very rock and roll. Also, she's wearing a jacket so he thinks that maybe she'll be into menswear. Gunnar and Kooan go to some cafe and meet Irina, who I know nothing about. That was the season the lovely Al Lowe was covering the show and... well, there you are. I did see one dude from that season at a party and texted her a photo to confirm. She confirmed but now I don't remember who it was. Kooan interviews that she knows about fashion and it's going to be difficult because she was the winner and hello. No, THIS is difficult, Kooan. Irina tells the boys that the dress needs to be fabulous.
Melissa and Dmitry meet April at a restaurant! Her hair is purple. Awesome. Melissa thinks that this is a great match. Sonjia and Nathan find Valerie from Season 8! She's so sweet. Sonjia feels good about it. Buffi and Elena are working with Laura Bennett! Yay! Love her. Buffi sees her wearing leopard print and a contrasting jacket, so she feels safe. Ven and Fabio are going to be working with Kenley! Ven, who's quite the contrarian, points out that they don't have the same design aesthetic.
The consultations begin and April tells Ven and Dmitry that her hair will remain purple. Gunnar tells Irina that, though her dress has to have some white in it per the challenge requirements, they were thinking of accenting it with black. She tells them, in the bitchiest way possible, not to make her a checker board. Anya tells Chris and Andrea that she doesn't want to show her stomach. They all laugh because they would NEVER! Kenley tells her guys that she loves tulle and crinoline. She's being very big. Fabio likes her but can tell that she might be a little difficult. She tells them that she's just trying to inspire them. I think Kenley's is very engaged and ultimately kind. I'm down with her now. Irina is purposefully being a bitch to Gunnar, which I guess I can understand. After Buffi and Elena have shared a sketch with Laura, she jokes that it's very easy to talk about the ideas and much more difficult to execute.