Meet the Season 9 Project Runway Designers – Part 7

Posted on July 27, 2011

Let’s wrap up our semester of Reality Television Archetypes 101, students. Please get out your notebooks. Whoever is sitting closest to the light switch, please dim the lights so we can use our overhead projector. Are we ready? Good.

Anthony Ryan Auld

When did you realize you had designer potential?
When I sewed a quilt one summer with my grandmother when I was young.
What’s influenced your designs over the years?
In the past, art, specifically graphics and linear things. But now it’s all about a story, whether it’s a historical event or my own heritage in general.
Project Runway challenge you hope they don’t bring back for your season?
The plus-size challenge, just because I don’t have much experience with plus-size fashion.
Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
I feel like I have the ability to bridge the gap between wearable clothing and beautiful and/or edgy runway fashion.

We’re calling it now: The Crier. Also, he’s a lumberjack and he’s okay.

 

 

Serviceable clothes with occasionally interesting elements. And he seems sweet. He’s Christopher Straub 2.0 with a bit of an edge. If the execution is up to Nina’s standards and he makes dresses that Heidi wants to wear, he’ll skate along fine for a decent while.

And he will cry, kittens. Oh, yes. Hundreds of reality show episodes blogged here in the last 5 years and if there’s one thing we can smell, it’s a Crier. Oh and the Narcissistic Bitches. We can smell them from a thumbnail picture.

More info on Anthony here.

Amanda Perna

Who are your favorite style icons?
Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex and the City.”
What are your strengths as a designer?
Use of color and free-form draping.
What’s influenced your designs over the years?
Nature, people, art.
Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
I understand every aspect of the design process.

That first answer immediately disqualifies her. Nothing against Carrie Bradshaw as an icon, but she’s hit Holly Golightly levels of cliche as an answer to that question. Also, “Nature, people, art” as a list of inspirations doesn’t demonstrate a lot of depth.

 

 

It’s weird. The first couple pieces, including the dress she’s wearing in the video, are cute, if unremarkable girly clothes. But the next couple, as well as some of what we’re seeing in her portfolio, are these explosively tacky Quinceanera Barbie pieces that have us questioning whether she wisely threw together some decent basics to play down her tendency to go nuts or she’s really unfocused as a designer. She’s sweet, though. Another in a long line of cute, Girly-Girls who tend to bore the judges very quickly. Although she does have the potential to get the dreaded “taste issue” crit and that’s not as likely to be used against a Girly-Girl as it is to be used against a Flamboyant Queen, The Old One, or The Person of Color.

Hey, we’re just calling it like we see it here at the T Lo School for Blunt Reality Show Assessments.

More info on Amanda here.

Class dismissed.

Remember to order your box of wine and keep the pizza delivery number handy, because tomorrow the glorious T Lounge will open its fabulous doors once again for the premiere of season 9 at 9/8c on Lifetime. Also, we’ll be live tweeting the shit out of this mother.

[Photo/Q&A/Video Credit: myLifetime.com]

    • Anonymous

      Judging by Anthony’s outfit, second from the right, I’m guessing his design and tailoring will NOT meet Nina’s standards. Lumberjack out.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah he has some serious puckering issues in that third skirt.

    • Anonymous

      That portfolio pic on the right for Amanda screams: 17 year old design for fantasy production of West Side Story: “America” Dance Sequence. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      I’d probably call lumberjack Mondo 2.0

      • Kate Lorenz

        I agree!  The Lumberjack’s clothes looks like Mondo’s clothes had a baby with Gretchen’s clothes.

    • Anonymous

      Damn, there’s some ugly crap in both their portfolios.

    • Anonymous

      thanks boys!
      hey, is there a way to watch on line? don’t have lifetime. 
      hope the show doesn’t disappoint, but prepared for let-down. 

      • Crystal Thomas

        I think we should be able to watch it on mylifetime.com, although not till the next day, if it’s like most shows. I’m in the same boat. I wish it were going to be on Hulu (though it still wouldn’t be live).

        • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

          The episodes will be available Friday mornings on myLifetime.com.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I watched last season this way and it worked very well. 

    • http://twitter.com/BryanInsurance Bryan Insurance

      I’ll be pressing the Mute button every time Amanda speaks.  I can’t stand the girly upward inflection that she ends every single one of her sentences with.  Cute dress she’s wearing…the rest, oy.

    • Anonymous

      I am getting a Nick Verreos vibe from Mr. Lumberjack, which has me concerned.

    • Anonymous

      Amanda: Carrie Bradshaw, huh? Looks more Carmen Miranda than Carrie Bradshaw, honestly. 

      • http://twitter.com/epilonious epilonious

        Carrie Miranda it is then.

    • Anonymous

      Well if your prom theme is “One Night In Spain”, Amanda is your go-to girl. 

    • aussiegal77

      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That’s all, I am so excited, I can’t breathe.  Must sit down.  

    • Anonymous

      …He sleeps all night and he works all day.   And how is he going to bridge to ‘wearable’ if he’s scared of ‘plus size’?  Just sayin’…..

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        He didn’t say he was scared of plus-size in general.  I think it was that he doesn’t have a lot of experience with it so he’d rather not have to do it in the competition.  Which makes him kind of a moron… if you’re going on PR, why would you NOT start boning up on things like plus-size since there’s ALWAYS a “real woman” challenge?

        • Anonymous

          This.  Nobody ever said these were the sharpest pins in the tomato-shaped pincushion.

    • Ted Kane

      So… twenty contestants?  Does that mean a big first-episode elimination?

      I’ll only be watching online, assuming I can find it.  I went Netflix only a while ago, and while it kills me not to be able to watch PR along with everyone else, when I see any mention of The Real Housewives of East Bumfuck or read one of your excellent recaps of The A-List, I know I made the right choice overall.

      • Anonymous

        Four contestants are supposed to be cut before the first challenge, because the so called audition process is not quite over.

        • Anonymous

          Didn’t they do a “you’re not really on the show” maybe even just last season, altho’ don’t ever recall 4 wanna-be’s before.  That’s just cruel is some sewtestant quit a job, let go an apt or something (which would be dumb, but see my prior not the sharpest-pin comment, above…)

          • Anonymous

            Though there are plenty of jobs that you pretty much have to quit if you can’t show up for even a solid week, let alone 2 months of being sequestered in NY. 

          • Anonymous

            The first part of the episode is the first time the judges and Tim get to see the potential contestants.  I think they are doing one last final interview,  cutting 4, then starting a challenge.  Entertainment Weekly did an early review and it was their “Must Watch” of the week!

            • Anonymous

              That’s it. But Heidi was bragging that the contestants *think* they are already on the show. I agree with the others, it’s mean (and not entertaining or new).

        • Anonymous

          And every time I think about this the more mean-spirited I think that is. Quit your job! Buy a plane ticket! Find someone to take care of your dog & figure out how to pay the rent for two months you’re not there!

          Oh, sorry, just kidding.

          • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

            Oh no, it’s still for 2 months because then you’re sequestered in a hotel/apartment until they reach the final so people don’t know when you were booted…. I’d throw a fit of mass proportions at that point.

            • Anonymous

              Hmm, you’re right. For some reason I was thinking they’d get to/have to go home since competition hadn’t started – but the secrecy thing is the same since they’ve all been announced as contestants.

              I am not sure there’s enough yoga on the planet to keep me chill for 2 months sequestration. Are they free to move around the city at all or are they confined to the building & Parsons?

            • Mariah J

              I sincerely hope they compensate these poor contestants, Lifetime is sure making a lot of money from the show.

            • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

              They do not.  The only compensation provided is living expenses during filming (which isn’t given to you as cash, but rather your needs are met by the show) and any prizes they may win. 

            • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

              My guess is that the only time they go out is to public appearances with the other contestants — I mean, you’d have to take the eliminated ones to Mood, or to see the inspiration, or whatever out-of-the-workroom stuff they’re doing that week.  Otherwise anyone who sees you could know who was eliminated.  But the rest of the time, they’d be kept in the building because if they were still in, they’d be busy working. 

              I don’t know for sure, but I don’t see any other way of keeping it secret.

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              I think they let McKell go back to her bairn last season rather than have her twiddle her thumbs in a hotel room for two months – presumably they’ll do the same for this crop of ‘you’re not really on the show’s

            • Anonymous

              Oh, one hopes, certainly. Otherwise, it’s downright cruel: publicly humiliate someone and then lock them in a hotel for two months.

            • Anonymous

              I think they only did that for McKell because of her baby.  Who knows if they’ll let anyone else go home early…

      • Anonymous

        Lifetime will be putting the episodes online on Friday morning. TLo provided a link above.
         

    • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

      I am so freaking excited. :)
      That is all.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder how many actual lumberjacks out there would be caught dead in jeggings . . .

      • Anonymous

        They are known to dress in ladies’ clothing and hang around in bars.

    • Anonymous

      From his publicity picture, I don’t get “lumberjack”, I get anti-government commune gun hoarder from Wyoming.  And the middle two outfits make me wonder what Mondo and Gretchen’s love child would design.

      • Logo Girl

        Mondo and Gretchen’s love child! I was gonna say that!

    • Anonymous

      I hope this season is good, because I think this is the last chance I’m giving it. 

    • Anonymous

      I like Anthony Ryan, he seemed sweet from all his videos. And the clothes he showed the judges were cute mix and match sportswear pieces–J Crew-ish, which I would totally wear.

      • Anonymous

        Funny, he doesn’t look J Crewish.

        –GothamTomato

        • Anonymous

          OK, GT–that is really funny!

    • Anonymous

      And the last of the bunch:
      Anthony – Well, he is definitely a fan of the lumberjack look. He does seem sweet and there are some interesting elements to some of his designs, but it does remain to be seen where this will go: he could fizzle out early, or he could pull out some interesting, a little bit edgy, wearable pieces – or both, and yet limp along for quite some time, like Christopher Straub.
      Amanda – Taste issues don’t even begin to cover what’s wrong with all of that. As an added bonus, we learn from her home visit that she thinks she should have lived in an earlier time because people dressed better – which I’m pretty sure is on the list of things only idiots think.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      Oh sweet Jesus. Between your “Quinceanara Barbie” reference and your dead-on analysis of the criticism received by each of PR’s stereotypical designers, your Amanda assessment is an instant classic for me.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      if it’s based on clothes, final girl w/ the very long hair will be exeunt before the proceedings even begin. oh–bad, bad. BAD, bad.
      the guy just needs to lace his shoes, for heavens sake, that is seriously old, hatwise.

      i too would love to watch this in real time but lack the, as someone must say, televisual appurtenance.
      so, til next day’s upload, i will only be able to pay attention to the banter in the virtual bar.

    • Anonymous

      The boy looks really angry.

      I kind of like pink and orange girl. She is very animated and talks too much.

      I’ll miss the lounge tomorrow night. But hopefully I’ll find a place where I can catch the show. I’ll be on my first leg of my cross country trek across hell.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Can’t wait for the Lounge!  :)

    • Anonymous

      Damn you. now I’ve got “he’s a lumberjack and he’s okay” stuck in my head.

    • Anonymous

      OK, first–why are there always different people in the room when Alisa makes her phone calls? It’s like she had to make the calls from the Lifetime break room or something.
      Anthony–like his clothes, love his ‘character from a Tennessee Williams play’ accent. I also really like the placemats on his kitchen table during his home tour–if anyone knows where I can buy them, or can point me to instructions on how to make them, I’d really like that.
      Amanda–I agree with TLo 100%. I had to scarf back a laugh when she had to bring in a plain dress so she could drop the whole “I spoke at my alma matter’s graduation” thing. Roll eyes here.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i wonder if they force a whole mess of temps to sit there during the calls so it looks like theres an important team of people worrying over this crucial business?

    • MilaXX

      The designer profile are now available On Demand. Neither of these 2 are knocking my socks off. He reminds me of Andre & she reminds me of AJ from last season.

      • Anonymous

        AJ from last season came to my mind, too, but it was more “AJ from last season would find that tacky…”

      • Anonymous

        Oh, so THAT’S what happened to Andre!
        Sorry, had to do it.

    • Anonymous

      since the season premiere is coming up, i’ve been watching all the re-runs. i was looking back at old tlo posts and  i noticed that in season 7 there appears to be some glitches. Many posts say: If you’re having display issues with your feed, subscribe to our new feed.Click for full post.
      But when you click it takes you back to the old TLo and then links back to the current home page. And I don’t get my TLo fix! Am i the only one w/ this problem?
       

      • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

        No, you’re not.  It looks as though, when TLo shifted sites, that anything not on the main page didn’t migrate.  So all the old comments are gone, and any links on the main page of the “see more” type go nowhere.  It’s really a shame that so much good stuff has been lost.

      • Logo Girl

        I get that too. I keep wanting to find out what TLo said about some challenge in season 7 – no luck. It isn’t for all, just for some.

    • Anonymous

      Carrie Bradshaw style is really Patricia Field 80’s drag queen style.

      And Carrie was Holy Golightly-ish, less so for her style, than for the murkiness of where she got the money for all those clothes.–GothamTomato

      • sonictofu

        so very true. 

      • Anonymous

        The shoes. I think Miranda calculated Carrie spent $40,000 on shoes.

    • Anonymous

      If he’s this season’s crier, I think he should be dubbed Ricky 2.0.  Nobody had the waterworks like dear sweet Ricky.

      • Anonymous

        Ricky!!! OMG, I’ve been trying to remember his name all afternoon. Dear, sweet Ricky with the awful hats. Loved him, his abundant tears and his cheesetastic designs. I don’t have much to say about these two designers portfolios. I’m just assuming they don’t make the cut.

    • Judy_J

      What’s with the combat boots?  Several of these designers seem to favor this footwear (male and female).

    • Anonymous

      looking forward to the start of PR & back to where it all began at TLO’s house.  i will miss the opening of the lounge tomorrow but let me be the first to buy round of drinks for all!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYMPLGS7S7467GQMKEWJDJ3N4A Deb

      Oh poor Anthony. He might get stuck with making clothing for women who don’t look like preteen boys. Yes, there is more to consider/design with women with curves (and rolls,) but it’s not like we have one leg growing out of our backs and 6 breasts.  deb channeling her really REALLY bitter kitten.

    • Anonymous

      “The plus-size challenge, just
      because I don’t have much experience with plus-size fashion.” 
      Asshole.

      Actually I think this make him like 99.95% of the other people in fashion.  How about MAKING the SAME friggin’ clothes just Proportioned up for some (many) of us. 

      • MilaXX

        That doesn’t bother me so much. It’s an honest answer. What will bug is if the have a challenge and he acts like he is being asked to kill a group of widows and orphans. But an honest I’ve never done this, but I’m gonna try is okay by me.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          Yeah, I’m never upset by someone who hasn’t worked with plus sizes before or who has legitimate difficulties with it, due to the special nature of the garments.  But I don’t like it when they act like it’s somehow beneath them to design plus sizes.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        Because it’s not that simple.  Most plus-sized clothing is cut to fit a VERY specific type of plus-size woman.  For instance, both my best friend and I had a terrible time buying in plus sizes when it was needed, because it wasn’t just sized up.  The proportions themselves are different — the arm holes are bigger, the garments are generally cut longer, etc. 

        While just proportioning up will work for the more Misses-shaped plus size women, for the Plus-shaped women it will not.  That’s one thing that does actually make the real woman challenge difficult.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, and I rarely say this about PR designers, I would wear Anthony’s stuff (from what I’m seeing). I don’t know if that sort of appeal will help or hurt him, though.

    • Anonymous

      She’s Star. She’s all weird embellishments and cutie-pie attitude and no reality at all.

      • Anonymous

        Deborah, fancy meeting you here.  How many websites do we have in common now?!  (By my count, it’s 4, including your most excellent blog.)  At least everywhere we meet is a place to see and be seen.  And just in case you don’t know my user name on THIS site, look to the first three letters and you’ll figure it out.  Cheers, sweetie.

        • Anonymous

          Can I buy a vowel?

    • Anonymous

      PR sewtestant Lession Number One (of many, many lessons to come):  TIE YOUR DAMN SHOES.  Okay, taking a Valium, will calm down soon.

    • Lori B

      Seems like Anthony is the one crying in the promo.

      And Anna, she lives or lived or will live in South Florida (I don’t trust Lifetime’s PR machine) and she’s already cried to a reporter here the bloggers are being “mean” to her. 

      Thanks a lot, B/M, for bringing us Real World with Sewing Machines.

    • Anonymous

      Glad you mentioned it is 9PM, or I would have missed it!! And I was never going to watch again? OK, I lied. I am in.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t wait for Road to the Runway at 8:00pm. They stopped doing that with regularity a long time ago. With twenty designers it should be pretty awesomely entertaining.

      • Lori B

        Thanks for mentioning it.   I didn’t know they brought it back and might have missed it.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t recall ever seeing that.  Is it a longer view of what we’ve seen here on TLo?

          • Anonymous

            Yes, it’s a full hour of most of the applicants to PR. It usually has some hilarious moments and you might even catch future contestants to the show (those who were turned down for season nine). It’s always awesome.

      • Anonymous

        Me too.  I always loved those and I missed them when they stopped doing them. They’re fun: you usually get a nice little preview of the season’s designers, a little catch up with previous designers, some insights into the casting process, Tim being Tim, and a fair bit of crazy.

    • Tamara Hogan

      Dear Project Runway Boot Stylist: unlaced boots went out of style when L7 broke up. NEXT.

      • Anonymous

         I know! I want to scream at him to tie the damned laces. I think I dislike him just based on that. Shallow, but it totally triggers my OCD.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

      My eyes actually widened when I saw Amanda’s work. Good lord.

    • sweetlilvoice

      The first guy looks like Jessie from Breaking Bad. 

    • Anonymous

      The first thought that crossed my mind when I looked at Amanda’s two dresses was, ‘My Little Pony costumes?’  

      That does not bode well for her, although I’m still giggling my head off about the comparison, even though this corner of the internet doesn’t seem as likely to be amused about it as I am.  

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I’m amused!  It’s close to what I thought, only you got more specific!

    • Anonymous

      Took a look at the photo of guy with serial killer glare and dressed in flannel shirt, leggings (LEGGINGS????), and–Christ on a croissant!–unlaced freakin’ combat boots and wanted to make him go away.  Quick. Bedfore he stabbed someone. Then I watched his video and thought he was kind of a sweet guy, and I actually liked some of his designs.  Didn’t love, but liked.

      Don’t know what to make of Amanda. Or her designs. My mouth is kind of hanging open. But I do know that I am not real interested in someone whose fashion icon is Carrie Bradshaw and who cites as her inspirations nature, people, art.  Except for machines and ideas, that just about covers it. Those dresses look like something a very talented 10-year-old would whip up.

    • Anonymous

      Officially overwhelmed by contestant count, now.

      I’m sure about Bert Keeter, but I really must review and see if it is fair to keep Becky Ross in my top two front-runners. These contestants are running together at this point.

      • Anonymous

        I’m having the same problem. I can’t keep any of them straight. The only ones I remember are Burt, Becky, and Anya.

    • margaret meyers

      Amanda is really, really young.  Shut up! She is.  Really, really young.

      And I was SO GLAD to see another male designer wearing lace-up boots and too-tight pants. Guys, this look makes your legs look really heavy.

    • Anonymous

      Nothing I see interests me that much. Hope they deliver on the show.

    • Lisa

      I don’t even care about the Carrie Bradshaw comment.  It’s that first little bitch saying he hopes they don’t bring back the plus size challenge.  Screw you, you little punk – if you can’t design for all sizes without crapping your pants, you don’t belong in design!

      (*Waddles my fat ass on outta here*)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6YKBGSJPVAK3AG44ASGX5UMMB4 Em Web

        If designers can’t design for realsized people- who ultimately WILL be wearing their clothing, they shouldn’t really be in the buisness. I know I’ll get an argument about runway being art/ celebs wearing dresses but that’s my opinion.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          It’s not a question of not being able to design it, it’s a question of constructing the finished piece.  Sizing up takes a certain amount of practice, and he’s not comfortable with it. 

          Jeez, it’s not like he said that he doesn’t want to do plus size because it’s impossible to make anyone over a size 4 look good!  He said specifically that he hadn’t done it before so it made him nervous.  And that’s understandable and fair — the bridesmaids dresses for my wedding were custom, and it was very difficult to size up my maid of honor’s dress.  The proportions are different for plus size.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      Apparently if you’re on PR, you are required to be shoelace-challenged.  WTF? 

    • http://profiles.google.com/nariman.c.alkhatib Nariman Alkhatib

       this amanda girl absolutely has a taste issue, a lot of sorority girly girls I went to college with have taste issues… I hope they call her out for it

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Ugggh. That first dress by Amanda looks like Hello Kitty barfed on it. I will go into mourning if she wins PR. No justice. No peace.

      General observation: Are unlaced boots in style now?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745691162 Kirsten Whittey Dvorak

      yaaaa! T Lounge will be open, what’s a night of runway with out T Lounge!

    • Toni Mitt

      Yesssss…can’t wait for the TLounge.  Maybe you’ll get to Estonia this year? 

    • Anonymous

      Amanda might prove to be an UP talker.   I really hope not.

    • Anonymous

      I have taste issues because I like Amanda’s explosive dresses maybe the best of all contenders at this point. (I also loved Michael Costello’s work.)   

    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe how many contestants there are this season. I’m not going to even bother to know who is who until a few episodes in.

      And “nature, people, art,” reminds me of “There were plants and birds and rocks and things…” from “Horse with no Name.”

    • Anonymous

      I love Anthony Ryan’s accent!  But then I am from the south.  :)

    • Anonymous

      Can’t WAIT!!!

    • Anonymous

      when i first saw anthony’s picture, i thought JASON, disguised as a canadian- he’s a lumberjack and he’s NOT OK.  i can’t run the videos on this dial up modem, so i’m still stuck with that image.  and what the heck is wrong with the model in the second photo?  her head is huge!  it’s the same size as her waist!  she looks like helena b.c. in alice in wonderland, but with ugly clothes.  amanda’s second look is a quinceneara dress for chiquita banana.  by the way, when is this rumored all star show going to be on?  

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s photo reminds me of this photo my mom has of me as a kid, wearing my dad’s hiking boots. Endearing when you’re 4. Douchey when you’re grown up

    • Anonymous

      Anthony Ryan scares me.  He’s like the Ted Kaczynski of PR contestants.  I pity the poor judge who aufs him, he will go Unadesigner on them. 

    • Anonymous

      What is it with these designers and their unlaced boots? I think Lumberjack is the third or fourth now posing with those meticulously arranged-to-look-sloppy unlaced lumberjack boots.

    • http://winemedinemecincinnati.com Julie

      So I own the dress Amanda is wearing. I bought it at a cheap college store about five years ago and stopped wearing it because it looked like I bought a cheap dress for a high school dance.  That pretty much reflects what I think of Amanda: cheap teenage Carrie wannabe.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=121504603 Caroline Leal

      Any Canadians out there figured out how to watch the premiere tonight?!! No videos on Mylifetime.com seem to work out here. Don’t want to have to wait till SLICE shows it months later!!

    • Anonymous

      WHAT is with all the unlaced boots–both male and female? How does one walk in them? Why aren’t there more broken ankles? Question of the day.

    • Anonymous

      Lifetime, BRING BACK THE PLUS SIZE CHALLENGE. I wanna see that fucker crack under the pressure of designing for real women.

      Seriously, you wanna be a designer, you should be able to make a garment of any size, these size ranges are ridiculous. BIGGER WOMEN ARE JUST AS BEAUTIFUL AND JUST AS DESERVING OF FABULOUS CLOTHES.