Meet the Season 9 Project Runway Designers – Part 1

Posted on July 18, 2011

Gather ’round, kittens. It’s time once again to indulge in that longstanding T Lo tradition of prejudging reality show contestants on the flimsiest of evidence. Let’s all decide ahead of time who’s going to annoy us, shall we? Fame whores…GO!

Olivier Green

It was only a matter of time before a Precious Moments figurine tried out for the show.

When did you realize you had designer potential?
When I went to London at the age of 16.

What are your strengths as a designer?
Patternmaking and tailoring.

What’s influenced your designs over the years?
I have been greatly influenced by cultures and the art of architecture. Now I’m influenced by little things around me.

Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
I have potential to grow and adapt to challenges.

And goshdarnit, people like me!

He’s got some interesting ideas but minimalism isn’t what they’re looking for on Project Runway and we’re worried that he might be a little delicate for the proceedings. We fear the standard Ikea $69 bed and mattress that all PR contestants sleep on won’t be enough for this one. He’ll have to be placed in a special box, wrapped in tissue paper every night.

More about Olivier here.

Anya Ayoung-Chee

Well! This one certainly wins the prize for making the biggest splash on the internet before a second of the show has aired. Well done, missy. Project Runway’s long overdue for a beauty queen with a sex tape, wouldn’t you say? Gotta shake up those character types; keep ‘em fresh. Next season they’ll have a cowboy who sings opera.

When did you realize you had designer potential?
When I had the opportunity to consult on my wardrobe for the Miss Universe pageant in 2008.

What is a fashion must?
Earrings.

What’s influenced your designs over the years?
My work is heavily influenced by the diverse cultures that comprise Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean as a whole.

Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
I am highly competitive, I have many of the elements that comprise a winner on this show, and I have a deep passion for representing not just me but also where I am from, on an international scale.

Every response sounds like it was delivered in a breathless, beauty queen, “children are our future” rapid-fire manifesto style. How much you want to bet she’ll be working the phrase “…for the Miss Universe pageant in 2008″ into just about every conversation?

Well, this can go one of two ways; either she could go the Uli route and wow the judges with a chic take on a very specific style, or she can go the route the majority of designers with a very specific aesthetic go and wind up with the judges turning on her and imploring her to get out of her box.

More about Anya here.

Gunnar Deatherage

GUNNAR DEATHERAGE! Born to burn down Norwegian churches at midnight!

We are going to have so much fun coming up with nicknames for this one.

CANNON BLOODSPORT! Vampire hunter for hire!

And we’ll say this ahead of time… sorry, Gunnar.

BULLETT ANGRYSKULL! Head of an international crime cartel!

We realize you probably came in for a ton of schoolyard teasing in your (very recent) youth because of your name (assuming that’s the name your parents gave you, in which case, well done, Mrs. and Mrs. Deatherage), but kid?

DICKSUBSTITUTE KILLKILL! Poser douchebag!

You’re on reality TV now. Smile for the bloggers.

When did you realize you had designer potential?
In high school. I really loved the feeling of just creating, and when people started to want the things I was creating, my gears started ticking.

What is your design training?
I’m completely self-taught. I started with using patterns, and when I couldn’t find what I wanted, I started to drape and make my own.

What’s influenced your designs over the years?
In the past, the wow factor, the dress that stops the show. Now my aesthetic is more about asking, what can a woman wear out, and feel completely confident in?

Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
I think I stand as good a chance as anyone. I give everything my all, and if it is supposed to happen, it will.

Oh, no, no, no, Gunnar. This won’t do at ALL. Where is the rage? The death? The gun? You are far too sweet for such a violent name. You should be named something like Quentin W. Sweetcrackers or something.

We can tell he’ll be a judge favorite, so long as the execution is up to par. He utilizes all these different kinds of elements and those three bitches in the judges chairs get bored really quick. If he can keep up that pace and churn out something every week with an interesting collar or interesting detail on the hem, they’ll look on him favorably.

More about Gunnar here.

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

    • Anonymous

      I want what Anya Ayoung-Chee is wearing.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MGEHU4GXT3CO6DDRHMRKD7HCNE Verlette

        Oh, me, too! I love a dramatic maxi. Actually, I want everything in her pics….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQETHXRTJNJGREW3AJQT4FGGQQ Michelle

        Pretty sure it’s her own design!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMIFZ6A7BHP66M546AO77BWVQ4 Bonnie

        I confess to being entranced by imagining this gal  answering questions in pageant-speak, such as “I would like to clothe the children of the world in ALL the colors of the rainbow”…..
        bitchybitchybitchy

        • Tamara Hogan

          DRINK!!! when Anya lapses into pageant-speak. Double shots if she mentions world peace.  

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMIFZ6A7BHP66M546AO77BWVQ4 Bonnie

            I think we have our first drinking game for season 9!
            bitchybitchybitchy

    • Isadora Paiva

      Own, Gunnar is sweet! I liked his answer to the why should you win question. I hate the fact that most people feel like they have to step into their “arrogant” shoes to answer those, even when it’s not genuine. I’m all for arrogance when it’s true to a person’s personality, and specially when they can back it up with real talent, but sometimes it’s good to hear “I think I stand as good a chance as anyone”.

    • Anonymous

      The pictures of Gunnar’s clothes could be stagewear fro the Dresden Dolls.

      • http://twitter.com/sylvia_warren Sylvia

        Amanda Palmer high five!

      • Anonymous

        Love that you said that.

    • Anonymous

      How is it that one of the questions for Gunnar Deatherage wasn’t, ‘Is that your real name?’ (And btw, so far, his clothes look the most interesting.)

      Oliver DOES look delicate, but wouldn’t it be loverly, er funny, if those looks are deceiving?

      As for Miss Sex Tape: Call me cynical but when these sex tapes feature people who work the camera, I have a hard time believing they were ‘stolen’ (in addition to the fact that if it truly WAS stolen, the thief could easily be prosecuted.) Her clothes look pretty dull and common to me.

      –GothamTomato

      GothamTomato.etsy.com

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

        Cynical! 

        Honestly, if I were to make a sex tape, I would totally be playing to the camera — what’s the point of making a porn if you aren’t going to make a good one!  But it would only ever be for private consumption, and I would definitely not want it getting out… 

        Though I agree that people who are supposedly horrified over the invasion of privacy while taking no measures to get legal protection are probably full of it:)

        • Anonymous

          I think you can NEVER assume any tape would only ever be for private consumption: People change, relationships change, people are petty and when couples break up, often they try to hurt each other in whatever way they can. And then, some people just like to make mischief in general. Once you record ANYTHING, odds are, at some point, it’s going to become public (as anyone who’s ever watched a good soap knows).

          –GothamTomato

      • Lisa

        I’m sorry, I just have a hard time taking a former beauty queen with a porn tape seriously.  Guess we’ll have to see what she can do!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMIFZ6A7BHP66M546AO77BWVQ4 Bonnie

        GT, I had to check out your esty shop- you have some very good photos in there!

        • Anonymous

          Thank you! And they can all be yours.

          –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      Gunnar’s clothes are definitely interesting at least and really rather nice. If Olivier only does things like that, he’ll be gone quick. I want that dress Anya is wearing as well as that brown, yellow and orange dress. She’s not afraid of print, which is probably gonna help her out.

    • scottyf

      Celebrity Pageant Guest Judges T&Lo said…
      “How much you want to bet she’ll be working the phrase “…for the Miss Universe pageant in 2008″ into just about every conversation?”

      Well since I watched the Miss Universe Pageant in 2008, I feel highly qualified to say that I felt the same thing about her answers as you did. But maybe we’re wrong. Maybe she will bring Peace, Harmony and Understanding to all children and all Corners of the World.

      Right now, my money is on GunMetal DeathRay.

      What a seemingly down-to-earth and lovely young man!

    • Vaniljekjeks

      The Norwegian church reference made me laugh out loud.  Probably makes me a bad Norwegian. 

    • Anonymous

      Off topic – seeing the fab Laura Bennett rocking the short haircut in Olivier’s audition tape makes me realize that we haven’t had a T Lo update on the doings of the Bennett clan in AGES!

    • Anonymous

      Apparently Olivier Green has graduated from the Madonna School of Fake British Accents. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh, hell yes!  The ever-shifting accent gave me pause; I was reminded of the Janeanne Garafolo joke about Kathleen Turner:  “Wait, what the fuck, is she German?!”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

      I love what Anya was wearing but being a 5 foot shortie is a big problem. I’m saving my opinions until I see the entire cast.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

      I love what Anya was wearing but being a 5 foot shortie is a big problem. I’m saving my opinions until I see the entire cast.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t likethe fact that the pattern on Ms Anya’s dress is almost matched/symetrical on the bottom, totally disregarded on top.  But so far so good.  Will be fun to watch these characters.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380079551 Marie Dees

      Yay! The pre-judging has begun!  

    • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

      Already rooting for Anya Ayoung-Chee. Her clothes look amazing,and that picture of her is pretty fierce. 

      I’ve never seen Laura Bennett with short hair before, and I LOVE it. 

      • Anonymous

        I think Laura’s hair has aged her about 10 years.

    • Anonymous

      Gunnar so doesn’t sound like I expected him to from the pictures!  Guys, he absolutely MUST be Quentin Sweetcrackers in the recaps.

      Shouldn’t “Olivier” be pronounced like the actor’s surname, and not like the sweet orphaned boy from Dickens?

      I kind of like Anya’s style, but I doubt, no matter what her on-screen persona, that the powers-that-be will be thrilled with letting her stay on long now that the sex tape is out.

      • MilaXX

        Pftt, you think a sex tape phases anyone these days? It’s darn near the modern day equivalent of being discovered while working at the malt shop. Sure pageant officials that like to pretend it’s 1950 care about these things, but the rest of the world? Not so much.

    • Anonymous

      “He’ll have to be placed in a special box, wrapped in tissue paper every night.”

      Hahaha! I don’t have much to say about Olivier’s design work, but I do adore this delicate litttle doll. He’s adorable and I love to hear him speak.

    • Courtney Hellams

      Gunnar’s designs are FABULOUS. He is def. my the frontrunner in my eyes. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQETHXRTJNJGREW3AJQT4FGGQQ Michelle

      I’ve known Anya since I was 11 or 12 and we still share groups of friends. I was SO SO excited for her to get onto PR which I’ve been loving for years, and even more excited to have Tom and Lorenzo commentary to look forward to :)  It’s a shame this whole sex tape thing happened – was stolen off her ex’s laptop when he went to get it fixed. The tech was not arrested… small island where there are barely laws about computer theft, much less police who care to follow up) It happened soon after Miss Universe when she was a local celebrity (we LOVE our Miss Universe contestants) so it was all very public. It was really wonderful to see Anya handle it with dignity and still pursue designing her own line (Pilar) which has been really well-received in Trinidad and the Caribbean. The whole country is definitely rooting for her, and PR will have a whole country watching their show for one contestantt!!

    • MilaXX

      Oliver does look too precious, and boring.
      I like Anya’s clothes and hope she brings at least a tiny bit of drama to the show. Just enough to be entertaining, but not enough to make me want to hate her.
      Gunnar seems nice, but I’m hoping he brings some quirks with him. Like he can only eat purple food and no one can ever be on his left side while he is eating.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I can feel myself slowly being ‘reeled in’ by TLo’s coverage of PRS9… if I do end up watching it’ll be all down to you guys and nothing to do with Lifetime’s promotions!

      Not sure what happened to Olivier’s accent with all his travels but his flat vowels (listen to the way he says ‘London’) make him sound like he’s from the north (“lots of planets have a north!”)*

      Anya’s stuff is lovely but if she’s just learnt to sew she’s in for one hell of a time.  It’s all very well saying that she ‘won’t sleep’ – she’ll have the same design/construction time as everyone else.

      Gunnar/Quentin looks like a total sweetheart, I love his answer to the last question.I’m kinda loving seeing Seth Aaron (and Mondo & Laura) on the audition panel too.

      Eclectic (we survived our two-week, coast-to-coast, road trip and are currently camping out at a hotel whilst we get our wee townhouse back into shape after our tenants spent two-and-a-half years TRASHING it).

      *A little something to see if any Whovians are paying attention.

      • Anonymous

        Eclectic, haven’t seen you lately. How the hell are ya?

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Hey BB!  Good to see you!  LCDR Mayhem, the Mayhem boys and I have just completed our trek from SoCal to NoVa calling in at: Vegas (awful); Monument Valley (Gobsmackingly incredible); Four Corners (silly fun, terrible toilets); Little Bighorn, MT (wow, Custer was a complete fool); Devil’s Tower, WY (G, A, F, F, B flat – incredibly eerie); Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore & De Smet, SD (first two – okay, the Ingalls Homestead, BRILLIANT!) and a few other places in Wisconsin and Michigan.

          We’re now trying to get our townhouse sorted out so’s we can move back into it but all our stuff is still stuck in San Diego so we have some time to repaint, recarpet (there’s chewing gum everywhere – seriously, who does that?!) and get the pest control folks in… :(

          On the plus side, however, it looks like we’ve found a renter for the house in SoCal so – YAY!   *small victory dance around the Comfort Inn hotel room*

          How’ve you been?  I’ve missed all you guys…

          • Anonymous

            I’m glad you’re okay and have had a good adventure, but I’m completely confused! You’ve moved? To…northern VA? A very bright star? A PBS show?

            GAFFBb – notes, but to what? Sang it in my head, didn’t get it.

            Well, good luck with everything!

            - BB

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              Yes, we’ve moved to all of the above but mostly northern Virginia.  The Navy likes to shuffle its sailors around the country (well, the world, actually) every two or three years so here we are about 16 miles south of DC.

              The notes are meant to be the wee riff from Close Encounters of the Third Kind which featured Devil’s Tower (sculptured in mashed potato no less) a lot.  The second F is an octave lower than the first one.  Apparently it doesn’t have to be those notes – it’s the intervals that are important. /nerd!

            • Anonymous

              Ah! Not a Close Encounters person, so thanks for ‘splainin’. (And, yes, I did wonder if the F and/or the Bb were above or below; tried it various ways but still didn’t know it.)

              I think Virginia will be very different than San Diego. I hope the mini-Mayhems are handling the change of location okay. Must be a lot of upheaval for them.

      • Anonymous

        Welcome back. Glad to see you survived! That’s how I feel after a road trip with offspring. 

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Thanks badmomintx!  We managed to stay ahead of the heatwave which certainly helped with ‘surviving’ the trip but it’s caught up with us now!  The boys enjoyed a steady diet of Loony Tunes as we travelled across the country so now they know several classics off by heart!

      • Anonymous

        Hmm, camping out at a hotel whilst rehabiltating rental property, all with the kids? I offer you unsolicited and no doubt unneeded advice:

        Spend money lavishly. (well, to the extent you *can*)

        This is NOT the moment to do things the hard way in order to be frugal.

        signed,
        The Enabler

         

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Hey fA, thank you for the advice, you are SO right!  Big thanks also for empathizing with our current situation!  We’re managing okay but it’s all been a bit much for a four-year-old with mild autism and his lively two-year-old brother.

          Eclectic

    • Anonymous

      Yay Gunnar! Being a Louvillian myself, I hope he goes really far–it looks like he will! He sounds like he’ll do the city proud, I’ve never met the guy but he seems very down to earth. I saw a video of him showing his place around and it looks like he does quite well for himself, at such a young age too.

      I’m super excited–I remember seeing that dress in the first picture. I was taking a walk in the park and found two insanely tall girls (and I’m 5’11″) walking around with a photographer in tow.

      After him I guess is Anya, I like the prints but the designs are very common. It sounds like she’s not too confident on her sewing skills, but hopefully she’s being modest and turns it out.

    • Anonymous

      Oh here’s first-episode stress and drama –  Anya didn’t start learning how to sew until she applied for Project Runway.  

    • Trinh D.

      Okay, Olivier is sooo fake. I doubt his name is even Olivier. He probably changed his name when he moved to London. That accent is also fake. I was so distracted I couldn’t even pay attention to his clothes. I do like Anya a lot.

    • Anonymous

      I think the following PR slots are now taken:
        - Can’t do women’s wear (he of the indeterminate accent)
        - Can’t sew (she of the beauty queen sex tape)
        - Can’t take criticism (he of the self-taught means no experience with crits)  

      T Lo, your coverage is going to be 10 times better than the show.  I’m tempted to just read you two and save myself the aggravation.    

    • Anonymous

      I think Oliver is going to crack under the time restraints. Come on, patternmaking and tailoring? If he makes a pattern for everything first he’ll be sending down unfinished hems at least. And La Nina will notice.

    • seff p

      Gunnar’s from my hometown, so I’ll have to root for him.  So I hope he does turn out to be talented enough to stick around.

    • Logo Girl

      I’m kind of hoping Gunnar is one in the big block eliminated on the first episode. Honestly, I am worried about this whole season. There were way too many designers that Seth Aaron and company were very “maybeeee” about that ended up cast.

    • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

      I can’t believe it’s #9.  It seems like not so long ago I was channel surfing and came across a very dark runway with very amazing fashion.  The “wedding” designs of the first season really got me hooked, and of course Heidi in that first season. 

    • Anonymous

      TLo, after cracking up at all of your comments (as usual), I realized that as much as I’m excited for Runway’s return, I’m even more excited for the return of your Runway posts! Thanks guys!

    • Anonymous

      Oh, Seth Aaron! The aging Goth crap really ages and un-cutes him. During his season when he was just wearing that checked shirt with the minimum of gothery he was really very attractive.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AJUZTROR2M6TG7UDFYLDWALY2U CeeRich

      Anya is from my native island of Trinidad. She will bring the drama. I too love everything she is showing in those designs….and love the maxi dress. Just fab!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Olivier will implode. He will be so far in his head and the judges will like him, but the contestants won’t get him. In the end (or, within the first 6 episodes) will self-destruct.

      Anya will stay longer than she should, in an effort to milk drama from her character. Limited range.

      Gunnar will be the guy who skates by the first half of the season, adapting to every challenge, and occasionally wowing the judges. But eventually he will get the “we just don’t know WHO Gunnar Deatherage IS”…

    • Anonymous

      I think that Gunnar Deatherage is actually working with the Slitheens, even though he says he wants to help Torchwood and…

      What?

      This is Project Runway, not Torchwood?

      Ooops. Sorry. The obviously made-up science-fiction-ey name threw me.

      Carry on.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=895285045 Echo Gaines Day

        It IS actually his given name. I’ve known his mother for several years.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=895285045 Echo Gaines Day

        It IS actually his given name. I’ve known his mother for several years.

    • http://twitter.com/Acts4u Stevie Holcomb

      I’m seriously hoping that Anya wears that beloved white/black jumpsuit to the first day of taping and they revise the “Clothes Off Your Back” challenge. I like it and all, but gracious–she’s wearing it in her photos, in her closet tour video, and at the casting session. It’s like that episode of Seinfeld and the woman in the Superhero Dress…

    • Anonymous

      I have no idea who’s going to end up being/doing what; but I loved the maxi jumpsuit Anya was wearing.  And, of course, prints — do we finally have another designer who can handle prints as well as Uli?  We can only hope!

      And I found it great that apparently Seth Aaron was heading the judges’ panel for at least this batch — the folks beside him on both sides changed, but he was there for all three.  I wonder if they gave him the assignment for the whole thing?  I miss seeing Tim there, but Seth Aaron is an interesting substitute.  And Laura, rocking her new pixie cut!  And, of course, Mondo!  No Gretchen, you notice.  :)

      Like a lot of others, I think I’m looking forward more to you boys’ commentary than I am to the show.  But we shall see!

    • Anonymous

      Mr. Green has a very high level of skill, I predict he will make it to the final three, IF he can go with the flow on the ridiculous parts of the competition.

      Miss Chee has some very nice simple commercial pieces that look ready for manufacture, but does she have the skills to produce everything herself? Her pieces look simple and she rated her sewing ability at 5 out of 10…And of all the skills you need to compete, sewing , patternmaking, draping, fitting and designing, Sewing is the easiest to self teach.. I don’t know.

      Mr. Deatheater,  Used to being a big fish in a little pond. His work looks very skewed to edgy Kentucky prom goers.

    • http://twitter.com/onetimeko maybe more

      Loving Gunnar. Not loving his use of shiny fabrics for everything he brought to casting. I hope he makes different fabric choices on the show, because otherwise he’s becoming my early favorite. His portfolio looks pretty great!

    • Anonymous

      Every time I see Anya’s full name, I want to call her Anyoung (the Korean greeting and the name of a character on the fantastic Arrested Development).  I think I’ll make that my personal nickname for her, at least until she leaves in the third episode for her inability to sew.  A shame, too – I actually like her pieces.

      Just realized what Gunnar Deatherage reminds me of – anime titles!  If TLo don’t call him Dicksubstitute Killkill, I vote for a weird anime title like Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note, or GunGrave.

    • Anonymous

      When did you realize you had designer potential?When I had the opportunity to consult on my wardrobe for the Miss Universe pageant in 2008.
      What is a fashion must?Earrings.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Oh, ANya!  You are cracking me up, girl!  But not in a good way. 

      Love the plays on Gunnar’s name!  It was cruel of Mr. and Ms. Death-rage to name their child Gunnar, and I hope he hasn’t suffered too much because of it.  But I’ll bet he has.  “Born to burn down Norwegian churches at midnight!” Snorting loudly!

      I’m not seeing much that I like in the way of fashion from these three, which is confirming my fear that PR, once the best thing on television, has gone 100% for the reality-show-personality crap, leaving all the fashion in the dust.

      It’s a comfort to know that if I have to stop watching, there will still be TLo’s commentary to make up for the crap that the real thing has become.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMIFZ6A7BHP66M546AO77BWVQ4 Bonnie

      In a shameless suck-up to the magnificently bitchy TLo, you two are the main reason I will watch Season 9 of PR.  Olivier as a Precious Moments figurine? Priceless!
      bitchybitchybitchy

    • Lori B

      The WTFery is in full force already.  FakeAccentMenswearGuy, ActuallyCan’tSewWoman, crappy background music and a stranger replacing Tim in the you’ve-been-chosen scenes.  Bring it on, PR.  I survived Gretchen’s win, you cannot kill me now – even if watching Anya will make me miss Elissa’s spitmarking.

    • Anonymous

      sooo… did tim have ANY say in who got cast this time around?  it seems like they’ve shunted him even further to the side and it makes me hate b-m all the more.  let’s hope and pray tim’s facebook recaps return!

    • Anonymous

      sooo… did tim have ANY say in who got cast this time around?  it seems like they’ve shunted him even further to the side and it makes me hate b-m all the more.  let’s hope and pray tim’s facebook recaps return!

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      I have to say im really not feeling it with any of the designers this season. Other seasons I would look at their past work and get all excited about the potential. Season 9 seems like one big MEH for me, but I really hope im mistaken.

      • Anonymous

        This….x2

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anjelina-Haro/100002413096541 Anjelina Haro

      i love project runway!!!!!!!!!!!SO EXCITED

      • Anonymous

        I know, and seeing TLo in action from the get-go (I only discovered them in the middle of last season) makes me almost deliriously happy.

    • Amanda in Austin

      My favorite line: He’ll have to be placed in a special box, wrapped in tissue paper every night.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516929499 Carla Edwards

      I am looking forward to seeing Anya.. But I already know whom I am not going to like!

    • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

       Love me some Gunnar!  His name if definitely the shiz.  And can I say woot to seeing Seth Aaron! : )

    • Anonymous

      You guys should run a weekly contest — Gunnar’s new name, based on the week’s challenge.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=40801821 Justin Hunt

      Ok.
      Olivier:  Wants to be luxury, but isn’t.  OLIVER.  Anyways, once the fake accent started, there went my interest. Next.
      Anya:  Girl, I don’t know about you!  Who applies to the show without knowing how to sew?? C’mon honey!  It takes years to perfect, and longer than 3 months to get good.  She may have great ideas, but if she is sloppy, she won’t last long.
      Gunner:  Expected to hate, but… pleasantly suprised.  Seems to have a good attitude, and some neat ideas. I do look forward to seeing what he pulls out under pressure.

    • Anonymous

      Gunnar Deatherage!  

      I just wanted to say it.

    • Anonymous

      Gunnar Deatherage!  

      I just wanted to say it.

    • Anonymous

      Yikes, what is with the judges? Dead air. Even Laura seemed a little subdued. Maybe she forgot her nicotine gum ;-)  but, what was the problem with everyone else? I was waiting for someone to talk. I felt bad for the contestants.

    • Anonymous

      Yikes, what is with the judges? Dead air. Even Laura seemed a little subdued. Maybe she forgot her nicotine gum ;-)  but, what was the problem with everyone else? I was waiting for someone to talk. I felt bad for the contestants.

    • Anonymous

      I have to say, I loved your ranting on Gunnar and by his headshot I liked him right away but was worried about what I would see when I scrolled down to see the portfolio pictures.  But I LOVE his work, can’t wait to see how far along he goes. :]

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      Gunnar Deatheradge or whatever’s designs are really tired looking and having the trannie model the dress in the first photo didn’t add any “wow” factor but more like the “yawn, yep, it’s been done before AND done better.”  I would think he’d go early.  He seems really pretentious but nothing fresh or new to offer if those photos are anything to go by.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure what to make of Olivier (Precious Moments figurine indeed!).  His work is interesting, but I just don’t know.  He does seem like a fragile little flower.

      I agree about Anya.  She could either work enough little variations around that aesthetic to keep the judges interested, or she could send the same thing down the runway time after time until the judges are sick of it and her.  It remains to be seen which (or perhaps an unseen third option).

      Oh, Gunnar Deatherage.  His name is all “lead guitarist for Mürdrkyll”, but his personality (and designs) are not.  Nonetheless, I am not quite sold on his whole aesthetic. (But, I agree, he should be Quentin W. Sweetcrackers.)

      Also, I laughed hysterically at the nicknames – and the Norwegian church-burning comment, probably more than I should have, what with that guy being in prison for murder and all.

    • Anonymous

      is anyone as annoyed as me about oliver green’s fake accent?  he spent almost his entire life here in the states, goes to london for a couple of years, and comes back with an accent?  ummm, sorry, that does not happen.  it’s totally forced.  i hope he gets voted off just for that.  i hate posers!