Give it up for the make-up crew for Dancing With The Stars! Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, they won for “OUTSTANDING MAKE UP FOR A MULTI CAMERA SERIES”. You can see more pics of the make-up crew winning their Emmy at Dancing With The Stars Make-up at their facebook page.
Buddy TV and Awards Circuit have complete lists of the winners at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys. The remaining Emmys will be awarded at the Primetime Emmy Awards September 23rd at 7:00pm ET on ABC. You can review everyone who was nominated from Dancing With The Stars for this years Emmy Awards in a previous post here.
Yesterday, the Make-up team for Dancing With The Stars released some more “behind the scenes” photos from Week 5. If only we could be a fly on a wall as they go through the process of getting ready for the show, hmm? Below are just a few of the new pictures. You can view all 109 pics from this fun album here. I just wish they had some pictures of Derek, Maria, Tristan, Mark, William, and more of the troupe members? Maybe next time?
ABC Media Net has officially released this week’s performers for the results show on Dancing With The Stars. The show will feature performances from Multi-platinum artist, Mary J Blige (I love her!), and Grammy Award winner, Estelle. Val and Peta will also unite with the Dancing With The Stars Troupe for a special performance themed to “Gone with the Wind” as a preview to next week’s Movie Scores theme. More details below and at the link!!
“Episode 1303” — In this week’s “Dancing with the Stars,” themed “The Most Memorable Year of My Life,” each couple will perform a Ballroom or Latin style of dance to their song of choice, live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
On Tuesday, Multi-platinum R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige will take the stage for an unforgettable performance singing two songs, “Real Love” and “25/8.” Tuesday night’s “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance pays tribute the beloved and iconic dance of an entire generation, “The Twist,” in celebration of its 50th year mark, featuring Grammy(r) Award winner, Estelle. Also, pro dancers Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd reunite with the Troupe for a special performance themed to “Gone with the Wind,” as a preview to next week’s Movie Scores theme, on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Remember when we had rumors in the off season of Mary J rumored to dance? Well, it sounds like producers might have been setting her up for an appearance on the show instead which makes more sense.
“Trying to inspire two sets of Latin costumes with no music to inspire or direct us! Need I say how laborious that process was” ~ Randall Christensen
I bet it was!! Randall Christensen must have really been challenged this week. But, he (like the dancers) rose to the occasion. Here is what he told Stylelist in a costume recap.
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya: When host Tom Bergeron cracked a joke that the couples’ lime-green Latin costumes resembled packing materials, StyleList wondered if Christensen took offense. “Whether in jest, or critically, comments are good,” he says. “It doesn’t hurt to get a bit of insight into what the judges think or feel.” As for the shiny green frocks? “It was samba, for heaven’s sake. Carnival time!”
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The singer rose to the top again in StyleList’s favorite costume of the night: a floaty, romantic ensemble that featured a snow-white corset and piles of Swarovski crystal bangles. “Because of our rush to get costumes made, we combined two purchased corsets. Shopping for the exact right lacing, frog clasps, and edging trims was a challenge,” the designer says. It was Chmerkovskiy’s idea to also wear white, which “added to the sophisticated, romantic elegance of their dance.”
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: Grey’s sexy rumba costume was a risk for Christensen, who combined nude lace with strategically placed lingerie-lace appliqués and lilac fabric dyed by hand. “I was biting my nails that the appliqués were going to be enough,” says Christensen. Grey’s waltz ball gown of nude mesh featured 15,000 crystals and ostrich plumes snipped over a three-day period, attached one-by-one to charmeuse godets. “Talk about a labor of love,” he says.
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: The political daughter has stayed true to her promise to not show too much skin, but the black lace she donned for her Argentine tango was a showstopper, proving Christensen’s theory that “you can be so covered up and yet be so sexy!” Christensen pronounced the costume, “by far Bristol’s most sophisticated, sexy look to date.” The designer was pleased with the way the minidress accentuated her “wonderful, perfect-for-dancing legs.”
THE DWTS Make-up team has posted some cool backstage videos from last week. I can’t embed them here. But, you can see them HERE and HERE. The process is fascinating and so intense at the same time for what the dancers and celebrities must go through.
Ok, so which costumes were your favorites this week and least favorite. Be sure to tell us in the comments and vote in our Poll.
My Fave: Brandy and Maks! I loved Brandy’s white corset dress. They both looked stunning like from an English Fairy tale. I liked Bristol’s black Tango dress too. But, I wish it had been a little longer. My Least Fave: Lacey’s green dress in their first dance. It was all wrong for her hips.
Weren’t there some great costumes this week? Once again, Randall Christensen had his work cut out for him with the contestants as well as past celebrities returning. Here are some takes from Stylist on the challenges he had.
“Seeing over 50 celebrities return to the ballroom was a very fun night for me,” Christensen says. “There was a lot of chatting and reminiscing.”
Christensen tells StyleList he had a scant 10 minutes to create looks for the group dances of rival teams led by former Olympians and prior “DWTS” champs Apolo Anton Ohno and Kristi Yamaguchi. “I hated infringing on their already precious rehearsal time,” he says. “But they were all team players.”
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke: The basketball player performed a top-rated quickstep in a Jolly Green Giant-esque zoot suit reminiscent of Castroneves’s banana-yellow number.
“We wanted to pay homage to Helio and the movie ‘The Mask,’ which the music was from,” says Christensen. The $125-a-yard tie fabric was a splurge “but set off the polka-dot suit lining.” The overall look “had a lot of personality, just like Rick Fox.”
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: Grey’s dress was an almost-exact replica of the gown Burke wore to tango with football great and season 3 champ Smith. Christensen went with the original because “the cut of the back revealed Jennifer’s phenomenal body and the skirt accentuated the sexiness of Derek’s choreography. Jennifer mentioned this was her favorite costume so far and I have to agree with her. Wow, did it ever soar and fly!”
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: The political daughter had “big shoes to fill” for attempting a Viennese waltz first danced by Osbourne, but she gave it her own spin in a dreamy gown featuring a triple-tiered skirt with 18 panels.
Christensen added a nude sheer insert accented with gold-plated crystals. “It was quite the dream gown,” says Christensen.
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: “Watching Brandy dancing to ‘Fever’ made me break out in a sweat,” confesses Christensen of the singer’s re-creation of the dance first performed by Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini.
Her leopard-print gloves, suggestively draped over Chmerkovskiy’s back, set the steamy tone. ”
Those gloves brought out some passion,” says Christensen, who added rhinestone-encrusted red bangles to the costume after dress rehearsal.
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: The young duo took on a difficult paso doble in edgy black looks inspired by the Mel B/Chmerkovskiy originals.
“Sexy and powerful describes not only the costume, but Lacey,” says Christensen. “The look paid homage to Mel B, but also put Lacey’s own style in the forefront.”
In other related news, Stylist is reporting that the ponytail Kelly Osbourne wore this week was from a new “Dancing With The Stars” wig, hair extensions, and hairpiece line from VogueWigs.com. That is a really cool line. Be sure to check it out.
The collection features seven styles ranging from the Bellissima braided headband to the Bango Tango clip-in bangs to the SalsaLoosa hair wrap. And the hairpieces cost $10 to $49.
In honor of this week’s 200th episode, Kelly Osbourne returned to the reality TV show sporting the Flirtini ponytail clipped into her platinum blonde locks. Does that mean the retro ponytail we spotted her with recently was a fake?
Ok, so who looked the best this week?
With an exception to Rick and Cheryl and Bristol and Mark, I’m having trouble deciding on a favorite? But, I think I’m going with Jennifer and Derek. I just loved the deep red in Jennifer’s dress and she looked great in it. Stunning. My second favorite was Brandy and Maks. Those leopard gloves were the ultimate.
Once again the costume designer for the show, Randall Christensen, and his team had their work cut out for them. To their already busy schedules they had to create “rocker” looks as well as additional costumes for the dance marathon. On the ‘sense of panic’ they were feeling, he said, “I literally chew my nails down to the quick because we have to shop for fabric and trim for 28 costumes in a day.” Here is more from Style List.
Brandy and Maksmim Chmerkovskiy: Dressed in form-fitting metallic pants, an inventive half skirt of silver and foil burnout chiffon, and a skintight bustier that miraculously didn’t bust loose, Brandy wore Christensen’s (and StyleList’s!) favorite costume of the night.
“Brandy has long, dancer legs, and we just had to show them off, even if they were wrapped in chrome and foil,” he says. “Her body screams dance. She’s a designer’s dream.”
As for that bustier, Christensen was mum on his workroom secrets. “All I can say is that after 25 years in the business, I have literally seen it all and learned tricks to keep everything in place.”
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani: The effortless drama of the Bongo model’s red-hot, abdomen-baring paso doble costume had StyleList curious: How do you make fabric move like that?
“Bias cuts and silk charmeuse are great helps,” Christensen explains. “Also we added a one-inch band of horsehair to the hem to give the skirt the lift it needed as it spins.”
Rick Fox and Chery Burke: The hand-sewn R & F on the back of the athlete’s mod, sleeveless jacket was inspired by some “fantastic crystal rhinestone trims” Christensen found on his manic pre-show shopping spree.
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: Christensen’s tendency to put the crowd-pleasing teen star and his youthful partner in playful colors is a nod to their youth.
“It is really refreshing to work with such energy,” he says. “And Lacey definitely loves to be different and try unexpected things.”
From the DWTS Make-up team at Facebook, here is how they did Brandy’s “lips”.
Brandy’s lip’s were FIERCE! I created them by first applying MAC’s gel liner in blacktrack all over lips then Makeup Forever’s Flash color in # 731 on top with Beth Bender Beauty’s Glam Gloss in Nashville on top….Vamp!
They said will be posting more information for how they created the “rock” looks soon.
In something related, here is something Cheryl posted on her twitter before the show last night. With this picture, she said, “That’s where my hair extension went!!!” 😀
So, what did you think of the costumes and make-up this week? Did you like all the “Guy-liner” on the male dancers? Personally, I thought they over did that a little. lol But, it was ok. Be sure to vote in our Poll below while adding your thoughts. Consider what they wore for both dances as you weigh in.
My Fave: So many good ones. But, I’m going with Maks and Brandy. The Mad Max feel was strong and both were sexy for both dances!
My Least Fave: Bristol and Mark. It looked liked she pulled out a pair of her own sweats for the group dance. Boring.