Looky, looky… I see Jonathan Scott with a really good seat! My favorite ‘Brother’ didn’t sign up for this season, but rumor has it that it could happen in the future!!!
I always enjoy “Movie Night” at “Dancing with the Stars” and yes, I enjoyed this week’s costumes and dancing. Of course, some costumes more than others.
‘Spoiler Alert’….I saw this hours before the live show aired… Ray and Cheryl bowed out, as Ray re-injured an old foot problem and had to drop out of the competition. The show kept the drama going but I knew that no one would be going home this week…and I was right. I did enjoy seeing a past Mirror-Ball-Trophy winner dance in Ray’s place, with Cheryl. Short notice, and a really ugly costume for Rashad (I’m glad I didn’t find a photo). Cheryl’s was lovely, with lots of fringe on her costume.
Let’s get to the BEST couple costumes of the night. Kel and Witney danced the Rumba in swanking togs! Kel wore a traditional ballroom (with special-cut sleeves to allow movement) tailcoat tuxedo with glitter/textured lapels, and Witney wore a gorgeous blue costume. The draped, double-georgette skirt was exquisite and pared with a matching lined mesh bodice with lots of glitz, it was lovely. Very classy costumes for this classy couple.
Other costumes that I LOVED, include Karamo (with Jenna) for their Jive routine. I didn’t like Jenna’s costume with the stuck-on piano keys neck ruffle – trashy. I did really like Karamo’s black and white-sort of ‘Jester’ tuxedo, although the trashy part of his was the piano keys on his cummerbund and cuffs. Satin Stitches has created several piano-key costumes where the piano keys were so much classier. Karamo’s black and white target buttons were a fun addition to his really unique costume!
As far as couple-costumes, Minnesota’s own, Alan with Hannah were both classy and elegant in their Rumba costumes. Alan’s fluid, cream suit with magenta tie was sedate but stylish and chic. Hannah’s costume featured 3-D floral detailing on her magenta sheer costume that was evocative of a bridesmaid dress. ‘Magenta’ seemed to be a color theme this week, with Erin also wearing this blushing color.
I also enjoyed Ally and Sasha’s Rumba, but wasn’t sure of the colors. White or light mint green or silver gray? Hmmm. In any case, they complimented each other. Of the pair, I was more enamored of Sasha’s exquisite tailored togs.
‘Mama Mia’….Sailor and Val danced a Tango with Val in a white suit with shirt (pretty non-descript) and Sailor in a ‘peasant’-inspired white ruffled dress with blue geometric stoned/lace border detailing. It was an outfit that most dancers would be able to put together for a similar look.
Kate and Pasha Quick-Stepped into many viewers’ hearts, I think! The costuming was absolutely correct for their themed performance, with Kate in a 50’s style dress with flutter sleeves, belt and circle skirt. The brown suit was pretty much a non-costume, but I enjoyed Kate’s costume! And of course her wig added lots to her look!
James and Emma danced a Rumba with Emma in a white, stoned middle-connect dress with REAL back straps. Her costume was nice, but nothing special. I did not particularly like James’s outfit. With plain dark pants, a gray woven, double-georgette shirt with satin cuffs and front tucking, the shirt appeared like it might come untucked at any time. I didn’t care for his stitched-in-place, untied bowtie, this look was messy. There are ways to create a men’s dance shirt that keeps it neat and tidy and tucked in.
Another so-so costumed couple, was Lauren and Gleb, dancing the Tango. Gleb was dapper in his double- breasted suit (yes with modified ‘ballroom’ sleeves), and Lauren was ‘scandalous’ (in her opinion, because of some of her dance moves, not her costume). I liked that she had nude-toned mesh to keep her costume in place, and the styling was fun. Her patent-leather or latex over-the-knee boots were a bit scandalous, though!
Of course, Lamar and Peta were dressed in cheesy Cha Cha costumes with blue button-down shirts over striped boxers for Lamar and a rhinestoned bra for Peta. Obviously, most dancers can pull out shirts and undergarments for a little ‘Risky Business’! Lamar DID wear a little more confidence, with his skivvies, though, and I was grateful for that!
Last, but not least, Sean and Lindsay Cha Cha-ed their way through a feverous Monday (not Saturday) night! We all recall the John Travolta snappy 70’s suit, but it took some imagination to picture Sean doing the dancing. Sean seems to be enjoying himself, so I’ll give him credit for ‘leaving it all out on the dance floor’. Lindsay’s off-the-shoulder ruffled sheer, Magenta dance costume was appropriate and pretty,
I am enjoying the reworking of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ this season, and look forward to who WILL be going home next week!