PR: Nutbush City Limits!

Posted on July 29, 2011

Oh my god, are you guys talking foreign? Was this episode very testicular for some reason? Lifetime hasn’t seen that much discussion about the male scrotum in… well, ever.
It’s baaaaack.

That was a pretty fun way to open the episode, yes?

So many things threw us for a loop. Tim deliberating with the judges; the designers in front of the judges with racks of clothes; Heidi drunk. But once we got past it, we were pleased with how good a job it does of introducing you to the designers and giving you a short rundown of their aesthetic and personality.

This was the one elimination that surprised us. We thought his portfolio looked pretty decent, if not exactly innovative. We suspect the judges and producers looked both at him and his work and decided he was too boring.

Blossom here was anything but boring, we’ll give her that.  Tacky and AMAZINGLY irritating, but not boring. Thank you for not picking her, judges. She would have made for great blog fodder, but we’re not sure our eardrums could’ve handled the assault.

Aw, we had so many nicknames lined up for him. But MAN, were those some tacky dresses or WHAT?

As soon as she said she postponed her wedding we knew she was out. Her clothes weren’t horrible, but they weren’t very interesting either. We really hope they didn’t sequester her in a hotel for the month of shooting, all the while waiting to tell her fiance it was all for nothing. That would be cruel.

TENSION! In the first 15 minutes of the season opener! It was a cool trick and while it may seem cruel to cut 4 people before the competition even got under way, them’s the breaks of reality television competitions. It takes a lot for us to shed a tear for people who signed up for this. We’re bitches, remember.

But here’s what interests us about this opening: Every designer got critical feedback from Heidi, Nina, and Michael. How much do you want to bet those criticisms are going to be used to form a narrative about each designer? How often do you think they’re going to flash back to this scene during the season? “Remember when we told so-and-so that her execution needed work/his designs were boring/he needed to step it up in the styling? He listened/didn’t listen to us!” Count on it. In fact, the finalists are going to have whatever was said about them in the beginning brought up at the end.

But enough of that! It’s 5 am and someone has pattern books stashed under their bed it’s time for a challenge!

How much you want to bet Blenley here was FURIOUS that she appeared on camera without makeup?

It made for some great visuals, though. Sure, you could argue that letting them use their sheets was a bonus, but considering how little some of them were wearing, they had to do it.

Heidi should wear a gown to every runway presentation. C’mon girl. It’s time to add a little camp glamour to the proceedings after 8 seasons. Besides, you can’t still be getting a charge out of wearing a gyno skirt and flashing your hoo-ha to a bunch of gay men, can you?

See? No hoo-ha in their line of sight.

She was sweet and tried her best to hold her own against the Three Sitting Bitches.

Let’s run down the winner and the loser. We’ll have days to get through the rest of them. It’s always a shock in the beginning how long the runway show is, isn’t it?

Auf Wiedersehen to Rafael. We were hoping to spend a little more time with you this season because you are a big girl’s blouse and we just love that. The judges hung the taste issue sign around his neck during the portfolio presentation, so you just knew it was going to come up again. We just weren’t expecting it to come up so soon.

But we think the judges made the right choice. He had all this to work with…

And this is what he came up with.

Yikes.

It’s kind of hard to believe that she had her hair and makeup done by professionals. From the neck up, she’s somewhere at the halfway point between chola and chav.

Believe it or not – and Christina Ricci agrees with us, so there – we thought the top had some potential. It was HORRIBLY EXECUTED, though. We’d critique the fit on this thing but there IS no fit on this thing. Forget not having your model’s measurements; this thing is so badly fitted we question whether he realized his model was human.

But when she turns around, it gets a little more interesting.

The scallops are a great detail. It looks like he put a lot of work into them, which is a shame, because he stuck them on the back. PR judges will forgive a lot if the first impression from the front is good. Blowing your wad on the “walking away” aspects of the look is a mistake.

Although really, the fact that this was such a heinous mess couldn’t save him, no matter where he placed his best design element.

We were screaming at Rafael to learn his Project Runway history, because as anyone with their PhD in Runwayology knows, YOU DON’T HOLD ON TO THE SCARF.

You also don’t decide to use it and then turn it into something pretty stupid looking, but that’s a separate issue.

Paz de la Huerta, you just found your very own couturier. We can put you in touch if you get the urge for some camel toe on the red carpet.

So long, Rafael. We’ll miss your hair.

CONGRATULATIONS, BERT! Who is NOT on Team Bert after this episode? The judges said pretty much what we did: that the pieces in his portfolio were nice, if not exactly exciting.

Nothing against Bert, who we’re sure is very hygienic and never farts in his sleep, but we were totally skeeved on behalf of his poor model. Forced to wear a man’s underwear on her boob. Honey, we hope you get a magazine cover out of it.

Then again, it couldn’t have been that hard to wear it. She looks gorgeous. Actually, let’s walk that back. The dress looks gorgeous.

She looks like she just got here from 1978. Oh Bert, honey. The styling’s gonna be an issue with you, isn’t it?

To us, this look represents just how much of a designer Bert is. Looking at his portfolio,he clearly has a tendency to stick with classic styles, which suggests, along with his biography, that his long time away from fashion design might indicate he’s a bit stuck in the past.

But, like a true designer, he took the judges’ criticisms to heart, used the skills and materials at his disposal, and put together something that directly answered their critiques. You can tell that all the judges were deeply impressed by that, as well they should be.

The judges didn’t, however, have anything to say about his styling skills during the initial presentation (because they had no reason to), therefore, his styling was the one thing that indicated his somewhat old-fashioned tendencies. But how much do you want to bet that next week, he will have directly addressed their styling concerns?

Love all the details on this look, right down to the asymmetrical hem, which we normally don’t love. There’s a really good sense of proportion on display here, because it’s a small dress with a lot of elements to it, but none of them overwhelm the look. Our one and only complaint is that the colors were a bit drab, but he only had limited control over that. We suspect whatever color he was going for in the dying process for the skirt fabric, this taupey grey wasn’t quite it.

But who cares! The Queen Mother won, yall! We are so very pleased that we urged you all to get on the Bert Lovetrain early. When Heidi perks up at the sound of a designer’s name and offers “I like him,” without any prompting, you can bet he’s got some game.

Much, MUCH more Project Runway commentary to come, darlings. Don’t you worry your pretty little heads about that.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

    <3 Bert.   Yeay!

    The time could be ripe for some retro Charlies Angels styling, but the key is that you can't be the one to spark the trend if you were there the first time around.   Sorry, Queen Mum.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

      He was aiming WAY back before Charlies Angels- He said he wanted a Brigitte Bardot look- she was red hot in the 1950′s

      • Anonymous

        I’m not seeing much Bardot in the end product though.  I think he was heading in the right direction, but the execution is off.  I would say that’s more the fault of the hairstylist than Bert.    In any event, the dress was really sweet and he really transformed the materials. He did a great job.

        • Anonymous

          Actually, I’m seeing Samantha Stevens! ( Loved the dress! )

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

          Probably the stylist had no idea who Bardot was.

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

    Mucho Bert love here! I did like the back of Rafy’s mess of  a vest/shirt/whatever but I agree with the judges on this one. 

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, thank you T Lo for posting on PR so early in the AM!

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    I couldn’t help but notice that Tim Gunn was wearing a patterned shirt & tie like Robert Downey Jr was a few days ago. I couldn’t help notice because I said Downey was IN. :P (Of course, Tim didn’t look like he slept in his clothes, which Downey always does, but still.)

    I thought the show was great! I really liked Bert. I liked Anya’s too, but I don’t believe her when she said she’d only just learned to sew. I was hoping Raphael would stick around but that’s what you get when you don’t listen to Uncle Tim.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, I was surprised at her: she made pants for the first time and sewed silk for the first time. I see “wonder child” in that she can learn stuff so fast. There is some doubt there, but considering the execution of her garment, I don’t doubt that she’s good. I don’t think she would like about only learning 4 months ago, because that would not be a selling point to getting her on the show, in fact, it almost got her kicked off.

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

        Did you notice how Tim’s shirt matched the gingham on Bert’s dress EXACTLY? It was like he was sending out a silent “he should win”. (I agree)

        • Anonymous

          I think he was sending out a not–so-silent “Bert, we will be naked together as soon as shooting ends.”  At least, I hope so! 

        • Jamie Tabaka

          I thought the signal he was sending was “I slept at Bert’s place last night and he had to fashion me a shirt out of his underwear so that nobody would notice I didn’t go home last night”. I thought he was going to cry during Bert’s rack presentation at the beginning.

          • Margaret Schultz

            omg this is too GD funny

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

            OMG, I’m laughin my ass off here!  Thank you!

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, there is something not quite right about the whole “I just learned to sew yesterday” bit.  I don’t buy it.  Watching all that ridiculous fumbling at the machine and then she turns out those pants?  Serious staging for dramatic effect by the production staff me thinks.  And did you see the fit on Barbies pants?!?!  CRAZY awful!  i couldn’t believe she was in the middle of the pack.

        • Anonymous

           But those pants were not exactly jeans or men’s  trouser style.  I thought they were wisely simple and with the wider leg, they were a good choice. 

          I am an inconsistent sewer – not really any training  – but sometimes I manage

        • Anonymous

          I KNOW! I thought for sure she would be in the bottom with all the crotch insanity that was going on with those pants.

        • Anonymous

          Anya can’t possibly be real. There is no way someone making pants for the first time—even when he or she has a commercial pattern—could turn out what she made. I think she’s lying through her beauty-pageant teeth.

        • Margaret Schultz

          IMHO the fit on the pants was horrible… but you could be right. She might have more experience than she’s letting on…..

          • Anonymous

            Although the fit wasn’t good, the fact that the pants were darted, had a seamed-on waistband and a back zip, and were made without the benefit of a commercial pattern says to me that there is more than 4 months’ sewing experience at work here.

      • Anonymous

        I made all my own clothes in high school (many a year ago, akin to Bert’s 102 years old!), and even tho’ I got lots of experience in home sewing, sewing silk is a whole ‘nother skill set.  I remember well my 1st puckered seams and wrong-needle-sized holes.  Still trying not to judge Anya too harshly, but we’ll see…

      • Chloe Mims

        Not trying to be all stereotypical but most island women know how to sew. It’s a gift. So I believe her. She was just born with that talent. 

      • Chloe Mims

        Not trying to be all stereotypical but most island women know how to sew. It’s a gift. So I believe her. She was just born with that talent. 

    • Mary McClelland

      I don’t believe her either.  I bet she is lying for dramatic effect.  She knew as sooooon as she said: “I’ve only been sewing 4 months” she would be a shoe-in.  Beauty queens don’t mess around and they know how to zu-zu things up for dramatic effect.  BUT i thought the crotch on those pants was horrendous. It was insane and about four feet long! I couldn’t believe the judges overlooked that.  I also think the material was completely wrong for the style of pants. Too stiff and boxy.  I know that’s all she had to work with but I would have chosen something besides palazzo pants. Really, though that crotch!

    • Anonymous

      you’re so right; I didn’t even notice !
      I voted him in, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

    I was so happy with the win, and the start to the season in general. Looks like MAJOR DRAMA next week!

    • Anonymous

      I saw the preview and thought….. who argues with a partner who has immunity?  You better suck it up and pull something decent out…. cause if it is a train wreck….. guess who aint goin home?!?

    • Anonymous

      I saw the preview and thought….. who argues with a partner who has immunity?  You better suck it up and pull something decent out…. cause if it is a train wreck….. guess who aint goin home?!?

      • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

        It was most likely a high-drama shot of something from later on the season. The voiceover pointedly did NOT say “next week on Project Runway” – it said “this season on Project Runway.”

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        I thought the coming attraction was for the whole season, not just the next episode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500972147 Chelsey Lauer

    It was a great first episode with a really cool challenge, but did Heidi lose about 10 pounds in her face? She looks gaunt. Bring the pregnancy back sweetie. You’ll look a lot healthier.

    • Mary McClelland

      Heidi likes to wear heavily contoured blush – I think it always makes her face look gaunt especially when paired with severe hair. 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, the bitch likes to highlight those perfect cheekbones of hers, just to rub it in our faces that she’s genetically superior. Tsk. I don’t care; I didn’t want high cheekbones anyway, so there! : )
        She looks stunning in that gown. I’m so glad she had the good sense not to wear those aggressively ugly shoes that the model is wearing with the gown. Those are quite possibly the mose heinous shoes I have ever seen.

    • Joe Petty

      True, but it has to be pretty soon, there were still a lot of designers on the runway, they really can’t show episodes from late in the season, because then you’ll be figuring out who got auffed, before the shows.

  • Anonymous

    So happy with the Bert love fest.  This dress was by far the best of them, so kudos to him.  Rafael deserved to be aufed, it was just poorly executed and not fashion forward at all.

    • Anonymous

      I’m still boo-hoo-ing over Rafael’s aufing. I had him picked as one of my favorites. I’m always immediately drawn to the swishy little queens like him. But he made a nail-in-the-coffin move: he made pants out of pants, and not even good pants. : (

  • Anonymous

    Oh Bert – I must have told my husband 5 times last night that I want to hug you! 

  • Anonymous

    When Bert said he was using his boxers, I hoped that he was going to rinse them out at least, before he started sewing. I really like that little dress, but given the range of activity that can occur inside a man’s boxer shorts, I would definitely have been skeeved if I was the model. Did anyone else find it a bit creepy that Tim used a key to barge on in without warning? Maybe I’m just still mad at him but I found it a little disconcerting.

    • Anonymous

      why mad at Tim?

      • Anonymous

        Oh I’m still miffed about his stupid Hillary Clinton gender confusion crack. My love had definitely diminished last night.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, that was an odd comment. It would take a lot for my love for Tim to diminish, but it was definitely a strange comment to have come from someone who is always so gentle and kind with his words. Maybe he was drunk or something??

          • Anonymous

            I would have been more forgiving if Mr. Gunn hadn’t made similar comments to Conan O’Brien back in 2008. I don’t mind if he says he hates her clothes, but his gender confusion comments are reprehensible as was the “cankle” joking he engaged in with that troglodyte George Lopez.

        • Toni Mitt

          I’m with Tim on this one.  She’s always been the stronger one in that relationship–and her pants prove my point. I’m sure she wears them to cover her cankles, poor dear. 

    • MilaXX

      maybe he did give em a rinse. He would have had time while dyeing the bed sheets

      • Anonymous

        Let’s hope so! 

    • Anonymous

      I prefer to believe that they launder personal items before the designers begin working with them and just don’t show us that on TV.  

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

        Yeah, there is a LOT we don’t see.

      • Anonymous

        When they did the “Clothes Off Your Back” challenge in season 2, everyone’s party gear was packed into Hefty bags and carted away to be cleaned. The bags were returned to the designers the next morning.

  • Anonymous

    Bert’s adorable.  Designing for Halston is some major cred, and he was able to back it.  I suppose it will come up later, but i do NOT trust this “i never made pants before, teehee!” chick.  bitch, please. 

  • Anonymous

    Bert’s adorable.  Designing for Halston is some major cred, and he was able to back it.  I suppose it will come up later, but i do NOT trust this “i never made pants before, teehee!” chick.  bitch, please. 

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! And I don’t believe she made all the garments she brought with her to show either.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! And I don’t believe she made all the garments she brought with her to show either.

    • MilaXX

      A lot of people are giving her serious side eye. I’m not making a decision just yet.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. I’m also witholding judgment until I see a little more of her personality.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed!  Something just aint right about her!

    • Mary McClelland

      right.  Although the crotch on those things was wonky to the nth degree.  The rise was like 60 feet!  

    • Anonymous

      I’m wondering what Anya meant when she told the judges that she had a lot of help. Did she just get advice on how to sew the clothes, did she have someone look everything over, or did she hire someone to sew them for her? It’s still too early for me to have a definite opinion, but that comment, more than anything, makes me the tiniest bit skeptical. I like her though, so I hope she didn’t cheat.

      • Anonymous

        I got the impression that, in the past, she had her designs executed by a seamstress or tailor from her sketches and with her input and only recently began doing her own sewing.

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    I was surprised by how much that first segment enriched the show by giving us some idea of who the designers are. The challenge results were surprisingly good and it was fun to see how different designers dealt with the problems of fitting an unknown model, etc.

     

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    I was surprised by how much that first segment enriched the show by giving us some idea of who the designers are. The challenge results were surprisingly good and it was fun to see how different designers dealt with the problems of fitting an unknown model, etc.

     

  • Anonymous

    So, so, so happy for Bert winning the first challenge. We wanted him to win but figured he would merely place, so it was a pleasant surprise to see him actually take it.

  • Anonymous

    So, so, so happy for Bert winning the first challenge. We wanted him to win but figured he would merely place, so it was a pleasant surprise to see him actually take it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1663121863 Donna DeVore Metler

    YAY! SO glad to have the commentary and the recaps back! Ya’ll are better than the show itself!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1663121863 Donna DeVore Metler

    YAY! SO glad to have the commentary and the recaps back! Ya’ll are better than the show itself!

  • Anonymous

    Loved Bert’s dress (still feel bad for the model having to wear someone’s underwear) but the styling was horrible! I hope he does get that under control.

    • Anonymous

      Me too. I really like him and it seems he has some real talent to show us. It would suck if he got sent home because of poor styling choices, but it’s PR; stranger things have happened.

  • Anonymous

    Loved Bert’s dress (still feel bad for the model having to wear someone’s underwear) but the styling was horrible! I hope he does get that under control.

  • Anonymous

    Raphael was a hot mess.  Holy crapass is the first thing I said when that model came out.  Seriously, my 9 year old could have done better.   I loved Bert’s dress.  Pretty amazing (to me) from a pair of boxers.

    I hate Anya.  It pisses me off that she got a space over someone who has busted their has and actually has some skills.  Those pants were HID_E_OUS!!!  That the judges praised the fit on those was appalling.

    • Anonymous

      busted their ass, is what I meant.

  • Anonymous

    Raphael was a hot mess.  Holy crapass is the first thing I said when that model came out.  Seriously, my 9 year old could have done better.   I loved Bert’s dress.  Pretty amazing (to me) from a pair of boxers.

    I hate Anya.  It pisses me off that she got a space over someone who has busted their has and actually has some skills.  Those pants were HID_E_OUS!!!  That the judges praised the fit on those was appalling.

  • Anonymous

    Completely on Team Bert – best story of the season. Maybe it’s because there were four of them up there, but the first part seemed a little too much America’s Next Top Model. When Heidi asked for someone’s scarf (can’t remember which one), she was totally channeling her inner Tyra. I love the cray cray on ANTM, but it just seemed wrong on PR.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Yes, and then Heidi started that singing thing that Tyra always does! I wondered if she was making fun of ANTM or reveling that she’s a secret fan.

      • Anonymous

        Yes! I forgot about the singing!! That is what clinched it for me.

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        Since she also hosts Germany’s Next Top Model, I’m going to say she’s just taking the wrong pointers from Miss Tyra.

    • Anonymous

      I truly expected that designer (one of the generic guys) to hand it over–when The Frau speaks, you do what she says, just like Tyra.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, she asked more than once, and in that faux cutesy way that the over-indulged use when they know they are stepping over the line.  If he’s not a fool he found an opportunity to give it to her with a charming little compliment. Brown nosing? sure, but someone like Heidi is used to people brown nosing her and probably half expects it.

  • Anonymous

    Completely on Team Bert – best story of the season. Maybe it’s because there were four of them up there, but the first part seemed a little too much America’s Next Top Model. When Heidi asked for someone’s scarf (can’t remember which one), she was totally channeling her inner Tyra. I love the cray cray on ANTM, but it just seemed wrong on PR.

  • scottyf

    As per stubenville’s suggestion last night, Bert and I will be bridal registering at Tiffany and Mood.

    And he will be using his skill and classic style to make me a fierce wedding ensemble. Either that, or I’ll wear my Middle-Aged Queens for Bert t-shirt.

    As for Rafael?
    I guess he’ll be using that “Objective” statement on his bio on an actual business resume.

    Bet he’ll print the resume on polyester and rayon.

    • http://profiles.google.com/drunkenhousewife Drunken Housewife

      But they haven’t done a Tiffany challenge!  I think you should run with a PR theme (after all, PR is what brought you and your spouse together!).  Get your wedding flowers at that place where they did the flower challenge.  Have your caterers buy everything from Gristedes.  
      And as for registering:  I think you should register at Saturn.  Get your Tiffany cravings out of your system with the engagement rings.

      • Anonymous

        DH – sadly Saturn is now only a planet. The car company is gone.

    • Anonymous

      ***Middle-Aged Queens for Bert t-shirt.***   I want one too!!

    • Mary McClelland

      HAHA! I love it! “Middle-Aged Queens for Bert!” I’m not a middle-aged queen, but I’d totally wear that shirt dutifully every Thursday. ;-)

    • Anonymous

      Who will you choose to do the reception decor?  I’m thinking Chris March has untapped interior design potential.  But then again, I love him in general.  What about flowers?

      I love planning imaginary parties! :)

  • http://twitter.com/margs4 Margaret Grace

    I absolutely agree that Bert deserved to win… BUT I think the dress definitely wasn’t perfect. A bit too gyno and the fit on the chest seemed off.

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

    LOVED the episode!! And it’s a great idea to have the judges see them and what they offer (as a designer and reality show contenstant) before the show begins, and to be able to offer feedback– all of which I felt was valid last night.

    The win/auf were exactly as I thought they should be… the other fellow (whose name I don’t recall) at least had a really cute idea. He was clearly overwhelcmed at the point that it didn’t work right initially and then had to shift things around, which desn’t bode well for furture challenges, but it didn’but if there hadn’t of been fit issues, I think he would have skated through and been just fine.  Can’t wait until next week, and, as always, I’ll bee kept sated in the meantime with posts from my favorite bloggers! PR is BACK, Bitches! All is right with the world again.

  • Anonymous

    If last night was any indication, Project Runway IS back. It’s the first time they’ve found their feet since leaving Magical Elves. Loved the opening – even though I still think it was cruel to drag these contestants all the way to NYC only to cut them. One helpful hint for future seasons though: All the designers should wear name tags for the first 3 or 4 weeks. Names I can remember from last night are Bert & Anya.
    And speaking of Bert: From the promos, I thought he was going to be an asshole, but so far he seems like a sweetheart. And I had the EXACT same thought as you guys: I was skeeved out that the model had o wear his underwear!I don’t know what’s with all the religious ones this year, but some one needs to set Mr. Clean straight. I don’t know where he came up the idea that it’s some kind of novelty for a poor little Mormon cast adrift in big bad NYC, but someone should clue him in that there’s been a huge LDS center on the Upper West Side, less than 3 block from the Lincoln Center tents.I sometimes wonder if it’s the producers who encourage the designers to keep repeating their shticks, ‘I’m a mom’, ‘rockin’ the one ball’, whatever, or whether the individual designers realize it’s their gimmick for casting and airtime. Either way, it gets annoying. And what do you want to bet that Scrotum Guy finds a way to add truck nuts to one of his designs?That was weird seeing to see Tim go through the Looking Glass and sit in with the judges. Interesting that ‘Tim Gunn’ was a trending topic on Twitter all night. I think it would have been #project runway, but you boys did what even Justin Bieber hasn’t been able to do: You broke Twitter! Congrats! It was a great night all around.–GothamTomato

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Truck nuts!!

    • ginny horan

      Second only to T-Lo, always look forward to reading you Gotham Tomato!  Ditto on the mormon and by the way, he’s looking for the right girl to settle down with…did I miss something here?  That requires a bit too much “suspension of disbelief” for me. As for Bert – well, hell yes!  That is a great story.  I love the whole sober thing, too because clearly, he is following those 12 steps and taking a risk, etc…I want to track down those pictures of him because the damn people I made were babbling while I was trying to watch and  I missed his background – it looked like he could have been a model!  The underwear thing never crossed my mind, because I pick up boxer shorts all day around here.  Are you speaking foreign?  bwahahahahahahahahaha.  Her brain doesn’t sparkle as much as as her apartment did, I guess.  Now I need to learn me some twitter.

      • Anonymous

        I agree. Bert is a good looking man and was a hottie back in the 70s!

      • Anonymous

        Thank you!

        –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Thank you!

        –GothamTomato

    • ginny horan

      Second only to T-Lo, always look forward to reading you Gotham Tomato!  Ditto on the mormon and by the way, he’s looking for the right girl to settle down with…did I miss something here?  That requires a bit too much “suspension of disbelief” for me. As for Bert – well, hell yes!  That is a great story.  I love the whole sober thing, too because clearly, he is following those 12 steps and taking a risk, etc…I want to track down those pictures of him because the damn people I made were babbling while I was trying to watch and  I missed his background – it looked like he could have been a model!  The underwear thing never crossed my mind, because I pick up boxer shorts all day around here.  Are you speaking foreign?  bwahahahahahahahahaha.  Her brain doesn’t sparkle as much as as her apartment did, I guess.  Now I need to learn me some twitter.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, puh-leeze!  “I’m looking for the right woman to settle down and marry”!  Good lord!  I am supportive of bert and the whole “sober schtick” but we have seen that in previous seasons as well (Michael Costello!).  I worry a little about his self confidence but hope he just keeps plowing through.

        • Mary McClelland

          Michael Costello was only sober like 6 months or something before runway.  Bert has three+ years under his belt and I bet they let him call his sober partner(s)/sponsor often. :-)

          • Anonymous

            They better if he has to stand around holding a glass while someone pours champagne (and/or whatever is available to the designers in their apartments.)

    • Anonymous

      Not only did they seem to find their feet again, but they seemed to have found the perfect level of crack smoking, at least for the beginning.  Not enough for an egregious win or auf, just tucked in there for third place.  Nicely done.  It wouldn’t be PR without some crack pipe!

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

      GT, it wouldn’t surprise me if the producers do encourage the designers to repeat whatever their particular shtick is.

    • Anonymous

      I agree that it was a fantastic opener, and I can’t help feeling that all the additional casting segments, especially the ones with Nina, Michael and Heidi – and intentionally including Tim, were a response to the overwhelming criticism by fans of last season’s judging.  I think they wanted to pull viewers into the judge’s world early in the program, and also present them in a way that made them seem more connected and involved with the designers.

      It gave me everything I’m looking for in a PR episode - some challenging designing, some drama, some crazy, someone to root for and then being rewarded for the rooting.  

      Well done!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

    Bert is my favorite. He even calls testicle guy a liar next week!

    • Anonymous

      Oooh, maybe we find out he really lost his nut trying to get himself on America’s Funniest Videos.

      We’ll have to make sure the Tlounge bar is stocked with a roasted assortment from Planters.–GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Actually, it’s Joshua M that Bert yells at on the next episode.  I like Anthony Ryan (1 nut).  He did a good job on the first challenge.  I like his personality and POV.  He seems sweet too.  Plus, you all are ragging on a guy who lost a testicle to cancer.  Would you ever consider making fun of a woman who lost a breast to cancer?!?

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think it’s the fact that he had cancer that anyone is making fun of. It’s the way he kept mentioning it, and his One Ball campaign. Once you bring it up, in that kind of context, and make it an issue on a reality show, you’ve got to expect people to comment. And balls are funny.
          –GothamTomato

          • Anonymous

            Like “wooly balls”!  Funniest moment on PR evah!

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

            You know, though, I think if they had a breast cancer survivor on the show and she kept mentioning it, we’d see A LOT less comments about it. 

        • Anonymous

          You are kind of both right. The previews show Bert and Joshua McK get in an argument in the workroom, but it’s Anthony that rips into him on the runway. I’m certain it’s jealousy.

        • Anonymous

          Actually, I think last night’s previews were pan-season, with bits from numerous upcoming episodes pasted together. I wouldn’t be surprised if it took Bert a bit longer to hit his breaking point.

    • Anonymous

      Ok, I know this is tacky but i can’t stop myself.  Everytime One Nut Boy mentions his singular nut Joshua “Find the right girl” inwardly squeals with delight and thinks “It’s not really gay if it’s only one”.

  • Anonymous

    Well, that was fun.  A great way to start the season except I’m sorry that my girl Serena got booted right off the bat.  I liked her and her portfolio.  And while I can’t disagree with Rafael’s aufing since that was one heinous mess, I’m sorry to see him go.  I get a kick out of Atlanta queens. 

    So glad that Bert won.  Like everyone else, I’m on the Queen Mum lovetrain.  His dress was great and except for the shoes I didn’t think the styling was so bad.  I will seriously lose it if we have to listen to the Pumpkin Princess natter on each week about styling.  I’ll save my uniball comments for now but a merkin skirt in the top three?  Really, judges, really? 

    • http://badkittyknits.blogspot.com KittyKnits

      “Merkin skirt” — hahahahaha!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, great, you guys!  You’ve christened Bert “the Queen Mother,” so now Scottyf is going to have to change his whole persona to King George!

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, another season of PR. Let’s see what we have to start with:
    - Mikey Kors is a lot less orange than usual.
    - Timmy Gunn is a lot more paler than usual.
    - Nina looked rested for one
    - Heid was not wearing anything that was short and shiny.
    - There were three people who should have gone home after the runway show. All were just as bad as Raefel. I really though the would keep him since his character would have made better TV than the dull shadow of a woman and the guy that looks like a kewpie dull.
    -Too much talking from Heidi. But she does produce they show so she probably gets PR edited to showcase herself.
    -The accessory wall is just as sorry as season 8. Did you see all that junk? I thought they were back in Macys.

  • Anonymous

    I’m thrilled Bert won and have had my eye on him since viewing his home visit video. Loved his little dress and can’t wait to see more from him. What a great way to start the season!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLFMDIAEGTIKAP2576XJKCZCV4 BeckyS

    I knew Rafael was in trouble when he mistook Nina’s stink eye as the sex eye!–  That complete unawareness was the staple on his designs as well eek!-

    • Anonymous

      Yup. Talk about being delusional.

      • Anonymous

        I think Rafael’s delusion got him auf’d as much as his outfit. Others acknowledged the problems with their garments, but Rafael, just couldn’t see anything was wrong. If the judges feel a designer can’t absorb and act on criticism, that designer will be “oudt” over someone with a worse garment who at least understands there are issues.

    • richard sukovaty

      True. After hearing him talk, my response to roommate was “No, Nina’s just imagining how tasty the marrow in his bones is going to be when she eats him alive”

    • Anonymous

      yeah, that was a s delusional as Mormon “I want a wife” moment.  I couldn’t stop laughing.  “Yes, little Queeny, Nina want so hump you.  of course she does.”

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      My husband, in passing through the living room at that moment, said exactly the same thing! “If that guy can’t tell that Nina is hating him right now, he’s completely clueless and he ain’t gonna make it!”

      • Anonymous

        Ha! I was thinking the same thing. But I’ve decided Rafael was kidding. He had to be, right? 

        • Anonymous

          That’s what I thought. But I was busy filling out the forms to make Rafael my adopted t.v. son, so I may have been biased.

        • Anonymous

          That’s what I thought. But I was busy filling out the forms to make Rafael my adopted t.v. son, so I may have been biased.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely–as soon as he went on and on about how much Nina wanted him, I knew he was out.  You don’t give someone THAT big of a douche edit if we’ll see them again.  He was delusional in literally every way, sexually and aesthetically.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t agree with aufing–Joshua’s execution of his top was MAJOR HIDDY and the back of Rafael’s top was adroables. I like Joshua, but I also liked Rafael and thought he should get at least one more chance.
    Looks like some drama ahead between Bert and some of the other designers, which may of course come down to complete jealousy. I did think Bert deserved the win, but my favorite will be revealed later when you dish it.
    My favorite part of this episode: Heidi’s drunk singing during the interviews.

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

      Josh was really lucky that Rafael made those Paz de la Huerta monstrosities, or he’d be history.  Did you notice how pissed Nina was when she commented?  “This is a design challenge and you show me shorts and a tank top”…I thought death rays were going to shoot out of her eyes at Josh….
      bitchybitchybitchy

  • Anonymous

    Really fun first episode! And, kudos to Bert! It was, far and away, the best looking garment on the runway. I’m totes rooting for Bert, especially once he revealed his battles with loss and alcoholism. I love a comeback story!

    Also, thank God Heidi’s terrible bangs are gone this season. But, she looked really thin in the face, no? Michael Kors had me laughing, his zings were so on target last night. And, finally, the look on Nina’s face and the contempt in her voice for the Mormon guy showing a pair of white shorts and a tank top in a design competition was wonderful. Nina is back!

  • Anonymous

    Great way to start the season.  Did the contestants know, before it started, that 4 would be immediately eliminated?  It was rough for them, but mostly not surprising who didn’t stay. 
    I love Burt – hope he stays around.  Quite a contract to the usual contestants.

    • Anonymous

      More than one mentioned that 4 would go home before the interviews with the 4 PTB, so yes, they knew there was another step before officially being named a contestant.

  • Anonymous

    Sign me up for the Bert love train!

  • beckywelander

    I agreed with the judges choices with winner and loser for this episode. The one thing that bothered me though, and I hate saying this because I love Tim Gunn so much, but I didn’t think he should have told Rafael that he almost didn’t make it on the show. I know the idea there was to give him a kick in the butt, but I was pretty sure it was just going to cause him to feel bad about himself and shut down.  Maybe this isn’t even really a bad thing, because maybe it just shows that he really wasn’t cut out for this kind of competition. I just didn’t agree with it.

    • Anonymous

      I think it was the right thing to do. He did need a wake up call and if he wasn’t able to recognize that and light a fire under himself, he CERTAINLY would have a hard time recovering once the judges got a hold of him.

    • ginny horan

      I initially felt the same way, becky but then I started to think – jeez, this kid is not taking off his do-rag out of vanity!! He doesn’t want to have bad hair on tv.  WTF?  And I sensed that was what Tim was trying to address – like, hey, get your priorities straight!!!  It’s not about YOUR hair, Dude.  I dunno.  The older I get, the more I think (and I teach college age kids) that people need to toughen up a bit and get motivated by criticism, not give up.  It was the perfect chance for Rafael to say, “Oh yeah?  Well let me show YOU something…”

      • Anonymous

        I couldn’t understand why he didn’t just tear off a piece of sheet, go into the bathroom, and replace his scarf with it – if it meant so much to him not to show his hair! After hearing that warning from Tim?  - deserves the auf!  

  • MilaXX

    Welcome back show. Enough time has past for season 8 wounds to heal as long as I don’t watch the repeats. Heidi looks good and I agree the gown was a good choice. I liked the new twist this season. They make sense for the show without being too mean. They didn’t take them to the roof and give them champagne and then say, “only 16 of you get to move in”.  Here’s hoping this episode is a sign of a good season.

    Designers: I was hoping Serena made it in. Anybody that can make Tina Knowles crappy clothes look passable deserves a chance, but at last it was not to be.

    Very happy Amanda didn’t make it, she  was annoying in her incessantly perky way.

    I could care less about Laura being filmed sans makeup. I felt more for Beth(?) not being allowed to put on a bra. Some of us *NEED* one

    Rafael sadly was the right choice to go, although I won’t have complained about Josh going either. He had pants and made pants & poorly fitted ones at that. Then he completely missed Tim’s point about the doo rag. Honey no one cares if your hair is a hot mess if you get auf’d.

    Horray! For Bert. he seems like a real sweetheart.

    • Anonymous

      AGREED! Becky–and I also felt for her. She should have at least been able to grab one before they left along with her sheet. Rafael was allowed to put the head scarf on.

      • MilaXX

        Rafael slept in that head scarf aka doo rag.

      • Anonymous

        Oh yeah, that really bothered me.  I at least hope they let her put one on once she changed into the scrubs.  I can’t imagine having to work all day without one.

      • Anonymous

        Looking at Becky when they first got to the work room, she put on a bra, with or without permission. That is one thin tee shirt she’s in, and she looks too high, rounded & nipple-less to for a bra-less 38 year old full-figured gal. 

    • Anonymous

      TOTALLY agree.  I would have not even asked.  No way I would have worked all day without one and being totally off my game.  I was thinking to myself how I would have fared with my mickey mouse polkadot PJ’s.  I wonder if they would have even allowed them for copyright reasons?

    • Anonymous

      Also agree about the bra issue. I would have put one on anyway. I imagine they were allowed to wear underwear under those scrubs–otherwise, ewwww!

  • Anonymous

    Sneaking at my desk this morning for this, couldn’t wait.  Thought the episode was great, loved Bert’s design, he deserved to win, although totally skeeved by the use of his underwear.  Being a model is hard work, like they say!

  • http://twitter.com/OhDoogs Laura McDougal

    He had me at “My name’s Bert and I’m 102″.

  • Anonymous

    You are about to be on one of the hottest shows on cable and all you can find to wear is a poorly-fitted black bra, peach tank top and a big ball of frizz on your head…Serena. I’m guessing she was auf’ed just for that alone. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m another who swore off PR after the results of last season. But I caved. The fact that Mondo’s pretty high profile and involved in PR while Gretchen is MIA is what changed my mind. Nothing personal against Gretchen, although I really dislike her aesthetic; my gripe was with the PR franchise.

    Thought that was a pretty terrific first episode. I still got a couple of designers confused – Selena/Cecilia, and the duo of the girl who looks like a female Nikolas, and I think it’s the Minnesota waif — but it proved to be a great way to introduce the designers to us and make them more individual. During the runway show one of the duo made me laugh out loud as she looked like a poor man’s Shirley Maclaine done up as Sweet Charity. 
    SOOOO happy Bert won. His dress wasn’t “pretty good, considering the challenge constraints”, it was pretty good by any measure. Until/unless something dramatic changes, I’m Team Bert. I didn’t find Anya that aggravating; in fact, she was less the narcissistic beauty queen than I feared. And it turns out she can sew as well as design. So good on her. 

    Nobody’s aroused my dislike yet, although Uniball might, judging from previews. 

  • Anne Slovin

    Was the challenge to make something out of your own pajamas?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, Pajamas and one sheet from your bed.

      • Anonymous

        Good thing none of them sleeps in the altogether.

  • Martha Anderson

    Loved Bert from reading his Bio.  I suspect when the chips are down we will see he has claws, but not until that.

    The dress a excellent.  On the first shot I wondered , Where did he get leather?  The belt and bow are so crisp and clean in contrast to the soft fabric of the dress.  Well done

    His model is gorgeous, what legs.  I hope he “mods” her up.  She does look  like she could carry off a very chic classic look which will play right into his artistic style

    • Anonymous

      I thought his model really worked it.

  • Anonymous

    TEAM BERT!

  • Anonymous

    I thought that it was good that basins for dying the sheets were clearly available, so that none of the designers were tempted to dye their fabric in the toilet.

    • Anonymous

      that was my thought too, haha.

  • Anonymous

    also:  it seems that frau seal really has a lovely voice, even if she was just messing around.  i know she sang with hubby for… something, sometime.  somewhere. 

  • Anonymous

    Love Bert, but he was awful laid back last night.  Glad he is going to dial it up a bit in a future episode – that guy must have really done something nasty.

    Ultimately Rafael and Jesse’s cluelessness was both of their downfalls.  The difference was that Raffi’s appeared on the runway.  Nina pointed out that he did not realize the weaknesses of his look.  Jesse just thought he had fixed all the fit issues before his model strode down the runway (at least that’s what the editing led us to believe).

    Thank you T Lo!  I love all the rest but blogging PR is what you were truly born to do!

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    So glad to have T Lo PRun commentary back! And so glad our Sassy Old Queen won!

  • Anonymous

    I appreciate your screencaps TLo!  thank you, I can now really see see the pulling and the loose threads in that white top. Hurrah for Bert – but I want to know more about the woman who was upset she skated through and was not up for the top three.  Who is she? (too many contestants right now to remember).  Watch her.

    • Anonymous

      I think you’re referring to Danielle Everine.   Her bio is in Part 2 of TLo’s “Meet the Season 9 Designers” series.  I’m with you, something is brewing with that designer…this will be fun to watch.

      • Anonymous

        she reminds me of like… the nerdy smart know it all kid who knows she’s smart and nobody likes. 

      • Anonymous

        Or terrifying.  Watch her home/closet videos, she has an upsetting lack of affect.  Gretchen on heavy meds.

    • Anonymous

      I live in Minneapolis (horrors!!!! The Midwest!!!!) and there are weekly screenings here where Danielle and Christopher Straub (!!!) are rumoured to appear. But now I’m scared to go because I’m scared of Danielle.

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

    No problems with the auf or the win. Those pants alone were enough to sink Rafael.  There’s definitely something likable about Bert-anyone who gives his age as 102 clearly has a good sense of humor.  BTW-he reminds me of Valerie Cherish’s gofer/aide/best gay friend on the late lamented “The Comeback”….
    bitchybitchybitchy

    • Anonymous

      Yes!  Mickey, right?

  • Sharon Metzger

    Good old Michael Kors doesn’t disappoint, does he?  First episode and he brings out the one-liners.  “Flintstone disco pouch.” On spot!

  • Anonymous

    Surely there’s a clause that the articles submitted for the auditions are their own handiwork. Can’t blame Bert for using his check boxers, especially given the judges’ prior criticism. It gave the dress the little oomph it needed. Anyway, it seems to me a Queen Mum would wash boxers before cutting and sewing them. 

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      There must have been some kind of facilities because of the dye baths, to wash and dry clothes quickly. Actually, having done my husband’s laundry for so many years (he is of a similar build and age to Bert), I found the T-shirt at least as gross as the boxers.  Better boxers, anyway, than clinging jersey shorts, which I think some of the other men used.

    • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

      or perhaps he was wearing tightie whities under the boxers! ;)

  • http://profiles.google.com/drunkenhousewife Drunken Housewife

    I cringed and cringed at the beginning:  it seems so gratuitously mean to cast 4 designers, bring them to NY, blast them all over the internet as PR designahs, and then not even let them cut up a bedsheet.  And FOUR?  That’s a lot of dreams to crush, and it’s so many that the viewer can’t even get emotionally involved.   It reminded me of the Romans decimating the troops.

    Rafael was definitely the right one to go.   He was wearing a white shirt and gray sweatpants, and he put his model into a white shirt and gray sweatpants.  Where is the motherfucking transformation?  

    But I wanted Joshua gone, too.  ”I just wish someone had told me what I was making sucked”, he whined.  Precious, you’re supposed to be showing the world what is good, not relying upon someone you just met yesterday, WHO IS COMPETING AGAINST YOU, to supply you with borrowed taste.  

    Anya has an unfair advantage, being not only dropdead gorgeous but also somehow preternaturally gifted at sewing.  Next she will take up biochemistry no doubt in her spare time.  My eleven year-old is now ranting and ranting about how she wants to buzz off the sides of her hair and look like Anya.

    And that Bert, just frigging adorable with his complicated and sophisticated little dress.  I wondered if Kors’s styling issues were largely based on it being Bert who sent that model down.  I wasn’t so big on her lipstick color, but isn’t big messy hair timeless?  And Kors was whining about her wearing heels?  What the fuck?  These are the same judges whose big styling advice to Gretchen was “put the models in heels.”  

    I would bet my husband’s left ball (I can’t bet one of my own, being testicularly challenged) that if Kors were presented with the exact same model styled the same way, but ostensibly styled by one of the little ones, then Kors would have praised her for looking “very LA.”  

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      On target on all points! Keep commenting :D

    • Anonymous

      I really liked them doing the cutting at the beginning.  There are always going to be people who juuuuuuust missed the cut for some show or another,  theirs just happened to be filmed and shown on TV.  Liked the chance to get to know the designers and their styles a bit and hear the judges comments pre competition.

      I think Anya has an AWESOME sense of style.  I hope you let your daughter buzz her hair.  It will grow back.  She can also look at the choreographer Sonjia from “So You think You Can Dance”  for a similar hair do.

      Great comments!

  • Anonymous

    From certain angles, Bert reminds me of a softer Ron Swanson. I have to laugh.

    I wasn’t crazy about the asymmetrical skirt, but I thought the rest of his look was lovely. I’m glad he won, and I bet his styling will be much better next time.

    Raphael’s look was horrendous. Definitely deserved to go (but the second-to-last look was also a hot mess). I just wish PR didn’t give him such a loser edit from the start. It makes the show less compelling when you sort of know who is going to lose while they are still in the design room.

  • Steve Kleinedler

    Yay, Bert! (And Yay, Lifetime, for making the show available on your website!)

    I had totally forgotten about the two former contestants that were referenced.  You two have amazing recall.

  • Anonymous

    I am trying not to like Anya…  :/   But I love me some Bert!!   Go Team Bert!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

    Love the observation of the model having to wear Bert’s undies on her boob!  Years of therapy might ensue…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

    Love the observation of the model having to wear Bert’s undies on her boob!  Years of therapy might ensue…

    • Anonymous

      For Bert, the model and/or her boob?

  • Wendy Bailey

    LOVE Bert! He’s got skills and he’s a grown up. I’m looking forward to seeing more from him.

    Rafael’s look was vulgar, and really, what woman wants to walk around with a large leopard print bib hanging around her neck? The mind reels….

  • Wendy Bailey

    LOVE Bert! He’s got skills and he’s a grown up. I’m looking forward to seeing more from him.

    Rafael’s look was vulgar, and really, what woman wants to walk around with a large leopard print bib hanging around her neck? The mind reels….

  • Anonymous

    I was completely with you on the “OMG! That poor girl has his last night undies on her boob!”  Surely the did some laundry on all the PJ’s, please tell me yes?
    Actually, yes, bert’s styling was a little dated but quite frankly, i don’t know who the hair and makeup team was this season but they all pretty much looked cheap and quickly executed.  maybe that is part of the 16 looks to do and so little time?
    Barbie can leave at any point, I am totally ok with that.

    • Anonymous

       Since they dyed the fabric, one would assume they could wash their clothes.

    • Anonymous

      I would be PROUD to wear Bert’s still warm undies on my boob.

  • Anonymous

    I was completely with you on the “OMG! That poor girl has his last night undies on her boob!”  Surely the did some laundry on all the PJ’s, please tell me yes?
    Actually, yes, bert’s styling was a little dated but quite frankly, i don’t know who the hair and makeup team was this season but they all pretty much looked cheap and quickly executed.  maybe that is part of the 16 looks to do and so little time?
    Barbie can leave at any point, I am totally ok with that.

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    Love Bert! When I saw that dress being draped, I hoped it was going to be a winner.
    Rafael’s sad seamed sweatpants really stood out as a clear loser, but there were a few boring entries that flew under the radar.

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    Love Bert! When I saw that dress being draped, I hoped it was going to be a winner.
    Rafael’s sad seamed sweatpants really stood out as a clear loser, but there were a few boring entries that flew under the radar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/susannwurl Susie Wurl

    I love you guys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

    Burt’s dress was great and he did a better job of using his garments…. but I liked Viktor’s better

    • Anonymous

      I had that picked as the winner too and was really surprised not to see it in the top three.  Looking forward to checking it out more closely here.

  • Amanda in Austin

    TEAM BERT!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

    I am totally on team Bert!

  • Anonymous

    I’m totally aboard the Bert Lovetrain.  He had me at Starting Over After Great Personal Setbacks.  I love a comeback kid!

    I was on the edge of my seat at the elimination because I was scared they’d auf the Mormon closet case – THAT, my friends, is going to be some great television!  A closeted gay Mormon!  A girl who grew up in a religious cult and has issues (I did too, so I speak from experience)!  Other random religious people!  A self-absorbed Material Girl!  DRAMA!! 

    • Anonymous

      You are echoing my thoughts! I loved the judges’ faces during Bert’s initial visit with them. I thought Tim was going to cry! And Mormon Closet case could play out pretty out, but really, who makes their model look like they have a hard on? Those were some auf-worthy shorts.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with Auntie!

    • Anonymous

      I’m with Auntie!

  • Anonymous

    I’m happy to see Bert win, and if he can step up his styling, he’ll go far… but won’t win IMHO. Seriously, I think the judges are at very least subconsciously ageist (if not actively) and they will never choose a 57 year old.

    As for Rafe, can’t you just hear Princess Puffy Sleeves saying “Hot mess”?

    • Toto Maya

      Unfortunately as it gets close to the end I think judges are going to be looking for a reason to eliminate Bert because he’s too old in their eyes. Any tiny perceived mistake and he’s gone.

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

    I liked having the show before this episode to really meet the designers, plus the extended time with them on this episode. When I have picked my fave in the past, it was sometimes a shot in the dark.  Upon first impression, I immediately liked Bert and Julie.  By the end one was on the top of the list, the other was in front of the firing squad.  I agree with you guys that it’s impossible not to like Bert, but it’s obvious from the previews that he will ruffle some feathers.  Still want to see what Julie will come up with. Ought to be interesting!

    lovemesomebertnjulie

    PS – Can we see Seth Aaron every episode?

    • Anonymous

      RE: Seth Aaron. I hear you. I was in heaven during The Road to the Runway. I love him.

      • ginny horan

        I love S.A. too and really enjoyed his comments.  But is it me or did he seem much more effeminate in that preview show than he EVER was on PR as a contestant?  I just never got that vibe from him during his season, but was still fascinated by his nailpolish and eye liner and the two kid one wife normal family thing…Then last night I was like, huh?

    • Anonymous

      I soooo love me some Seth Aaron.  Thought he was great last night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1324462506 Sara-Elisebeth Finley

    Echoing your surprise that the designer from Boston didn’t make the cut – he’s GOOD and well respected in this area – can’t figure WHY they did not choose him – on the other hand “are you talking foreign” can leave when EVAH!!  She’s going to be the one trying my last nerve for as long as she lasts – and Anya?  I adore her – I hope she goes far – but not too sure I’m buying that “I just learned to sew” thing ..not at all…and BERT?  love me some BERT !

  • Anonymous

    I was pretty upset they sent Wedding Canceling Woman home. I liked her designs and her personality. Mormon Dude and Rafael had way worse portfolios than hers. Anyway, Glad Burt won! Died when Tim was wearing a shirt that matched Burt’s undies. Too funny! I was really hoping Burt washed the boxers by hand or at least lined them. The term “nut juice” totally skeeved me out!

  • aimee_parrott

    I am very sad (based on the name not the clothes) about the early departure of Gunner Deatherage.  Other than that I thought it was a great episode.  I liked the challenge.

    A word to the (apparently not very) wise: if you don’t want people to think of you as Barbie, aka a dumb blonde, do NOT say things like “Are you speaking foreigh?”

  • taodon

    I skipped last season because it didn’t feel like Project Runway at all to me.  I’m thrilled that this episode hearkened back to seasons of yore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    I….don’t like it. But it might just be the materials?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    I….don’t like it. But it might just be the materials?

  • tripletmom96

    LOVE Bert!   and his dress was the clear winner in my mind…  i agree with others who are questioning anya’s claim of such sewing inexperience.  sounds like a bit of sandbagging to me.  “i’ve never sewn on silk before” — ya baby — i have and it’s a bitch to work on (and i’ve been sewing since 7th grade and am now right up there with bert age-wise).  also i thought those pants of hers were really wonky in front – how could the judges rave about them so? 

    well, it looks like we’re in for another fun ride this season.  glad it’s back!

  • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

    Please, oh PLEEEEEASE, can Bert be my bitchy gay uncle?  Or at least my bitchy gay friend?  I need a new one since my last ones moved to Denver. :(

  • Anonymous

    This was a fun first episode, and unless I am mistaken, the judges have hopefully had a little “back to our roots” powwow about judging. Whatever else happens, I bet there won’t be a repeat of the WTF Gretchen win this year. 

    Rafael was very graceful in his aufing. I found myself hoping it would be Mr. Weepy instead.

  • Anonymous

    YAY Bert! We were totally skeeved by the boxer thing at my house as well.  My son and daughter harped on it the whole show, but they, as did I loved his dress.  I knew Rafael was a goner as soon as Tim pulled out the “you know, they WERE gonna auf you right at the beginning” and he still didn’t (really) listen.
    We also loved the opening, and I thought it was a great way for the judges to actually get to know who people were as designers, so when they pull that card out in like challenge 3, they can actually have some cred.I’m looking forward to the Bert / Anthony mashup that was advertised last night!

    • MilaXX

      Yes because Tim was trying to tell him he really needed to wow the judges and stupid Rafael is worried about what his hair looks like.

      • Anonymous

        I know! Come on, they all left in their PJs, Tim wouldn’t even let them stop at Starbucks on the way, and they had to work in scrubs. No one looked great. 

      • Anonymous

        I know! Come on, they all left in their PJs, Tim wouldn’t even let them stop at Starbucks on the way, and they had to work in scrubs. No one looked great. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRFZ7GIE6J3PS7ZSZHB37OXFDI Christine Poplau

    I loved Bert when he introduced himself as 102 years old.  I knew then that he had a great sense of humor. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=658784393 Meghan Kovelsky

    I love Bert.  The funniest thing was when he said “Danke Schoen” to Heidi!!  I don’t think anyone in “The History of Project Runway” has said danke schoen to her.  I loved her very pleasantly surprised “Bitte Schoen!” back.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting this so early! Loved reading your tweets. So happy for Bert, it was well-deserved! The dress was adorable. The auf was also deserved. There’s no way in hell Anya just learned to sew. Most likely lying to look like a wonder child. The outfit was fantastic tho! I don’t really care when she learned to sew as long as she can do it now. But with as big a deal as she/they’re making out of it, how much you wanna bet there’s some sort of drama surrounding it later in the season?

  • Anonymous

    What some of the designers do is make things too small initially and its much harder to let something out then bring something in…why don’t more of them “oversize” the shorts and the tops and then when they have a fittings, its more a matter of bringing int he seams, creating a dart, something like that then having such short skirts, too tight pants and tops….

  • Mary McClelland

    I LOVE BERT.  My husband predicted early Bert would be one to watch.  I agreed – as soon as he said Halston I was sold. Bert is so charming, so sweet, so loveable. I love you Bert and I would totally buy that dress tomorrow! 

  • http://twitter.com/jennawaterford Jenna Waterford

    I kind of love Elle Woods. Her work was really nice and she knew she’d said something stupid immediately (self-awareness!) as she muttered it to herself when she turned away in a way that showed she had the “I can’t believe I just said that!” reaction. Miss Trinidad really amazed me, though. I want those pants! Damn, girl! That’s some grit, to keep messing up but just push on through without making a scene as many much more seasoned designers have done on the show before.

  • Anonymous

    The boxers-as-bodice didn’t bother me at all. Everyone was using what they slept in, and everything ended up somewhere on the models’ bodies. Besides, I believe he rinsed them out.

    I’m also holding out for “Are you speaking foreign?” being meant as a joke. 

    Still scratchin’ my head over how Anya didn’t get an “insane crotch” comment, as the front of her pants were as bad as (possibly worse than) Joshua’s.  So my third belief is that they did comment on the poor fit in front but because it was in the top three (though I don’t know why) we weren’t shown that.

    I think Rafael’s downfall was lack of commitment: take the damn scarf off and use it, and make decisions. (Though I might have sent Serape Girl home instead.)

    • Anonymous

      At least he didn’t dye them in the toilet!

    • Anonymous

      At least he didn’t dye them in the toilet!

  • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

    My husband sat down and watched the last 15-20 minutes with me.  When I said I loved Bert and he asked why I said “Because he’s good and an old queen!”  Then I had to explain queen to my hubby, lol.

    As for Rafael:  When a pair of pants are so tight they give a skinny Minnie model lumpy looking hips (such as I might have when my fat is squished) that is reason for immediate aufing.  Ew!

  • Ramona Boersma

    Since I refuse to watch this show after the whole Mondo debacle, I’m going to have to live the whole season through your blog. Thanks as usual for your great writeups.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

    MORE PLZ.
    I canceled my cable, and last night was the first time I missed having a TV.  So I’m going to be getting my recaps exclusively here.  

  • http://twitter.com/NostalgiaOD NostalgiaOD

    My BFF and I always pick “teams” for each season of PR and Top Chef.  Whoever has the winner on their team at the end wins a gift card of their choosing.  I chose Bert right out of the gate.  After last night’s episode she is offering to trade me 3 of her designers for my one Bert.  Ain’t happening, I’m hoping to ride this queen to the end!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=693100793 Suzanne DiVasto Citere

    Yes!! YOU’RE Baaaaaack! Who even gives a shit about Heidi?? LOVE YOU BOYS!

  • Joe Petty

    I thought that model looked pregnant when she walked down the runway, in Rafael’s look.  And I totally love Bert… I was thinking that they probably laundered all the stuff they were wearing before using it, right?

  • Joe Petty

    But I thought the funny thing was the chick next to her that said she had a sewing learning curve, I don’t understand how people don’t realize they need sewing skills to be on PR…

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

    Well, I was trying to figure out who would be the first 4 to go, and Gunnar & Serena were on my list. But David? Wahh. Surprising and disappointing. But they knew what they were doing I guess…

    • Anonymous

      I was surprised about David as well. I thought he’d get further in the competition, and I pegged him as one I found interesting in TLo’s first introduction to the Designers. I guess he was just too low key. Who knows.

  • Sharon Weissburg

    I’m not so repulsed by the 70′s styling as the judges and you fabulous bitches were! I think she looks pretty and fresh and, as Bert had stated as his intention, like she’s going to a summer party. That said, I think the Duchess was right to say that it would have been elevated by a ponytail and some minimal makeup. Maybe even flats (gasp!). Love Bert. I hope that he makes smart styling choices in the future so that his clothes can shine… because they really are lovely clothes. And he seems like such a doll.

  • Joyce VG

    Bert Lovetrain!  Queen Mother! “Are you talking foreign?”!   Yay!  It was a fun episode.  I’m totally on the Bert Lovetrain but uh…his drawers on her boob?  Ugh.  But his design was brilliant.  I kinda liked the Farah look actually.  What’s old becomes new again.  And poor Rafael…his do rag did him in.

  • Anonymous

    I am definitely on Team Bert! I hope he’ll take advantage of his immunity next episode to push his boundaries, since it’s a no-lose situation.

  • Anonymous

    I’m really glad they changed things up a bit.  This show needed a shot in the arm after last season.  Personally, I think sending four people packing before it starts is a lot less cruel than making them go through a challenge and then telling them they didn’t actually make it into the season (which was BS).

    I was rooting for a double elimination of Rafael and Bald LDS Boy… equally bad.  But his days are numbered.  Congrats to Bert.  Now that She Who Must Not Be Mentioned broke the First Challenge Curse, here’s hoping he makes it, at least to the finals.

  • Anonymous

    I’m totally Team Bert. I was on his side from the first showing of his collection–you go Bert!

  • Chloe Mims

    Yay Bert! Once I heard his story and saw those pictures I was hooked! But to have him be a great designer as well just made his cup run-ith over. So excited to see how it continues! :]

  • Anonymous

    Heidi looked beautiful.
    Congratulations to Bert.

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    TEAM BERT!

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    TEAM BERT!

  • Anonymous

    I was glad that Bert won, but I still liked Anya’s better (despite the pants).

  • Anonymous

    I love Bert! I always root for the older contestants (who, sad to say, are in my peer group), so I’m hoping he goes all the way!

    • Anonymous

      I find myself doing the same thing, on every competition show. Especially since all of them—even Bert—are younger than I am. Bert’s as close as it’s come, though, but he’s still a younger pup than I am.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

    BTW, what was with that one girl (I think the one who postponed her wedding and then got cut) saying she’s been auditioning for 10 years?  The show has only been happening since 2004.

    • Logo Girl

      Yeah! I kept doing the math on that one, thinking I must be missing something. 

  • Anonymous

    I was very pleased with Bert’s win because he really did do the best job.  I actually liked the hair in the stills, but not as it came down the runway.  I’m sort to see Rafael (his mannerisms reminded me so much of Nick) but that outfit was so terrible, it’s hard to argue.   

    • margaret meyers

      I was sorry to see Rafael go, too.  He was the only African American male designer on board this year.  We have seen some good AA designers in the past, but they always get tripped up by “taste issues.”  I know this is haute couture, but I don’t think Gretchen was especially haute, yet she won last year.  I worry that the judges are not truly willing to see other persepctives on their runway.  I know Rafael’s work was bad, but there were other “for shit” clothes on that runway.  Given a little time, as Josh

       
      C and Julie have been given, he might have pulled things together.  I think his sample rack showed that.

      • Anonymous

        PR is not, and has never been, about “haute couture”.

  • Anonymous

    Yay for Bert!

    Well, and what was SerapeGirl going to do without a blanket in sight? I was totally surprised by her pajamas. So not in character. 

  • Anonymous

    “she’s somewhere at the halfway point between chola and chav.” Why you gonna hate on the cholas and chavs?? Seriously, that look was a hot mess but did you really expect anything else from Rafael? He was clearly delusional with the “Nina wants me, I can see it in her eyes” BS (you know she was totally thinking “Shave that shit off your chin, young man!), I think that he is equally delusional about his taste level. Congrats to The Queen Mum though!! I thought his styling was pretty much dictated by the last time he designed professionally which was in the late 70s, correct? But I do concur, he will address this issue next week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    LOVE BERT.  I don’t remember the last time I fell in love with a designer this early.  I am rooting for him!  I hope he is really as nice and classy as he seems.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Rafael. I was so looking forward to seeing my adorable adopted t.v. son on screen for a few more weeks, but darlin’ you blew it.

    I was kind of hoping that the threads of 70′s & 80′s style which are currently showing up on runways & red carpets would work well with Bert’s styling tendencies. But who cares, I didn’t love his entry here but he did it well and I am THRILLED he won.

  • Anonymous

    You can count me in on Team Bert!  I had picked Becky, Hot Joshua (not to be confused with Hot MESS Joshua), Viktor, and Gunnar (who in person didn’t live up, and thus didn’t stick around) as my ‘ones to watch’ for this season…so I’m putting Bert in Gunnar’s vacated chair.

    I really liked that scallop detail on the back of Rafael’s top…but heavens, the rest was an unholy mess.  I still think he would have been more interesting than Josh to keep around, but I understand the auf.

  • Anonymous

    Okay.  Road to the Runway did not exactly inspire confidence, what with the whole “look at the crazy cast of characters and potential drama we have this time around” feel (and Tim’s “one of the best seasons” comment at the end was rather unconvincing), but perhaps that was a good thing, because I was very pleasantly surprised by the first episode.

    I felt sad for the people who were cut before the show really started (even taste-challenged, irritating Amanda – who seemed even to have toned down the tackstravaganza a bit), I actually couldn’t even watch that part, but Serena and Quentin W. Sweetcrackers in particular – but I knew she was out the second the wedding thing came up. It was a kiss of death, like the sad call home. David Chum’s auf’ing surprised me, though. I had expected Joshua C. and Rafael to be eliminated (as they almost and were in the challenge itself). And they made it look like Cecilia was going home, so of course I knew she wouldn’t – because she will cut a bitch (said bitch presumably would have been Amanda).

    Congratulations to Bert! He definitely deserved it. The whole boxer shorts thing – well, his model is a professional. Clearly. Or he didn’t tell her. (Incidentally, it made me think of something in the current season of PR Australia, where, during an old donated clothes challenge, one designer realized part way through that hers had urine stains, but I digress). His dress, though, was fantastic. It was beautiful and would have been a worthy entry even in a less constricted challenge.

    Let’s see, what else:
    I like Julie. I respect, though do not like the work in her portfolio. But what she made was awful. At least she knew she created some serious ugly, though.
    There wasn’t too much of him shown, but so far, personality-wise, I kind of love Olivier.
    I liked Danielle from the start, I was/am rooting for her a bit, but what was with the whole “that’s not good enough” thing? And why did it seem like bad acting?

    Oh, and I think comparing Laura Kathleen to Kenley is insulting. To Kenley. Seriously. Flames. Flames on the side of my face.
    Unfortunately, she isn’t incompetent, so she’ll be around for a while – thankfully, most likely as part of the perpetual middle that lasts until the middle becomes the bottom. She reminds me of an ANTM contestant. Not a specific one, but a recurring class of them that shows up every season (I mean, “cycle”).

    And apparently, I’m under the impression that I’m blogging the show, not commenting on someone else’s blog about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513178098 Hannah Shule Katz

    The Queen Mother! HA love it! I love Bert- he seems like he’d be fun to hang out with. And I’ve been on a 70′s and 80′s retro kick lately, so I’m ALL about 1978 hair and makeup!

  • Toto Maya

    I think they definitely made the right choices, which is a relief to me. I promised I wouldn’t watch PR, but of course after a year I softened and watched it. And it was a lot of fun. Bert is awesome and I look forward to seeing what he can do. As for Rafael… sorry, that shirt is hideous. I hate the gap at the bottom. She looked like she had been torn apart by a pack of wolves. He had to go.

  • Anonymous

    I love Bert for styling his model like Bridget Bardot, she was a sex symbol when he was a young man. Our first idea of sexy lingers throughout our lives.

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

      he said bardot, but she really felt like farrah fawcett to me– & he started his design career about the same time she took off in her acting career, 1978.

      but his work was by the far the best. much much better moving even than in the stills. i hope he wins, i’m thinking he may.

  • dickinson-julie

    My power cut out during the final judging, so I am very pleased to see the results here!  I wasn’t surprised to see Rafael go – I saw his jackets on the rack and they seemed too Jetson’s to me with the triangular lapels.   Then to have the model wearing practically the same grey saggy  yoga pants that I had on to watch the show… (ugh!).  I was not such a big fan of Miss TnT’s outfit, but was pleasantly surprised by her personality.  I wouldn’t peg her for a beauty queen type but I still prefer team Bert -  yay immunity! 

  • dickinson-julie

    My power cut out during the final judging, so I am very pleased to see the results here!  I wasn’t surprised to see Rafael go – I saw his jackets on the rack and they seemed too Jetson’s to me with the triangular lapels.   Then to have the model wearing practically the same grey saggy  yoga pants that I had on to watch the show… (ugh!).  I was not such a big fan of Miss TnT’s outfit, but was pleasantly surprised by her personality.  I wouldn’t peg her for a beauty queen type but I still prefer team Bert -  yay immunity! 

  • Anonymous

    <3 Bert too!  I hope he has found his Ernie. 

  • Anonymous

    I just hope that during the fabric dying process, he had the decency to at least rinse out the boxers. Otherwise, the models should be suing for hazardous duty pay.
    And I really, really hope he is able to step up the styling and get it out of the way as an issue. If this turns into another season of Project Stylist I’ll be super annoyed.

  • Anonymous

    Big Twin Cities Danielle fans here. We watch avidly to see if our girl stays in the picture and at first were concerned because we rarely saw her even in the background. But that final – “being safe isn’t good enough” was golden fodder for a much needed reality TV personality bump.

    Sad to see Rafael go, but VERY happy to see the old folks representin’ with Bert’s big win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.selman Janet Selman

    Oh my DOG!  The placement of that dart!  Did he think she had Barbie boobs??  (The REAL Barbie, not the one that doesn’t speak foreign).  No one human has boobs that point at that angle.

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

    the funniest thing to me was at the very beginning, when rafael is saying that nina is making hot & spicy lascivious googoo eyes at him & i’m thinking: she’s as old as i am, she’s seen the beatles &, in this case possibly even more importantly, the beatles cartoons. & i’m thinking she’s thinking: he’s black but he looks just like ringo starr. how can he be black & looks just like ringo starr? but he does. he does. around 1966….. i mean, i can see her mind wander there, come back to focus on project rafael, wander there again– & he’s thinking she has the everlovin postpartum hots for him. oh, as they say, for heavens sake. he’s gotta be seriously embarrassed that he said that nonsense & they put it on tv for all the world to see.

    otoh: they made good & proper decisions this time. “are you speaking foreign?” has got to be the singlemost annoying competitor they have ever had {tho the girl who did fairly wretched work & complained that being safe wasnt good enough surely came close during this episode}. her work is way more competent than i’d assumed, however, so i gather she’ll stay on a bit. same for anya, nice work, but this time way less annoying than expected.

    i wish they’d kept on the one who said she could go to iceland any time. her work was better than some of the work they kept.

    then again, i wish i could go to iceland any time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ehormell Eric Hormell

    Yay! PR is back, and so far it doesn’t suck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2011223 Michael Martin

    Joshua was kidding when he said he was looking for the right “girl,” right? Sounds like a serious case of Mormon denial. They should put him in touch with Keith Bryce.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with those who think they had to launder all the clothes before they re-used the fabric. I mean, seriously. It wasn’t just Bert’s boxers. There were a whole lot of pants people were sleeping in. Like Rafael’s grey things. Lack of underwear under sleep garments is just as likely for sweatpants as boxers and I don’t really want to think about any of that stuff walking down the runway unwashed. So, yeah, I think they laundered it all.

  • Anonymous

    OMG. Really, ‘do you speak foreign’? FOREIGN IS NOT A LANGUAGE OKAY. Aaaaah, it made me want to punch her in the face.

    Also, so much love for Bert. But really, his styling hurt my soul a little.

  • Anonymous

    Ya know, I adore Bert, but I really question whether the producers would ultimately allow someone his age to win the whole shebang. They seem to want under-40s they can control a bit more. My guess is that Bert was the requisite token older designer (à la Marla and Peach) , and no one expected him to be as good as he is.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I thought of him as this year’s Emilio.  I know there was mucho dislike for E., but I thought most of his bravado was well-founded confidence in his skill and taste (well, except for that string and washer bikini).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQSQJRAL4YYWB2OZNHNUHKZAEY Christopher

    I don’t hate the styling as much as everyone else,  but I do think a pony tail would have been more appropriate for the look,

  • Anonymous

    Chola and Chav!  HA!!!! Love it!  And Burt is my strong fave right out of the gate.  He obviously hasn’t told them that he designed for Blass and Halston in the 70s.  The kids wouldn’t have underestimated him then.

  • Anonymous

    How did Raffie take a stick-thin model & turn her into a woman with a tubby tummy?  And, heaven forfend, what would that do to my middle age mid-section?  Yup, he was auf-able, for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637520850 Madison Chua

    I don’t know if anyone noticed this but when Tim Gunn came to bring Rafael to clean up his work space, Tim was wearing a checkered shirt in the same shade as Bert’s checkered underwear/shorts. I thought that was weird.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Bert was going to be a bit bitchy but he was pretty sweet and pulled together the whole episode. Love the dress, hate the styling, cringe every time I remember that THIS WAS HIS PANTS !!!!

    Raphael, so long, we won’t miss your tatse issue, darling !

  • Anonymous

    Raphael took his grey sweatpants and made…gray sweatpants.  Too tight grey sweatpants that make an 8 ft. tall professional runway model look fat.  Congratulations, Raphael.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jin-Ong/584903214 Jin Ong

    I wasn’t on the Burt love train when I saw his pre-show work (I thought he was pretty bland) but I’m a fan after this episode. This was a great little dress.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll obviously be watching this show just for Bert.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

    bert sadly looks too much like the trinity killer from dexter season 4 for me to root for him yet. 8|

  • Mariah J

    Well I didn’t love the asymmetrical hem at all, but overall very good. Probably deserved the win. Rafael definitely deserved the auf. That was one of the worst looks in 9 seasons of the show.

  • Anonymous

    Everything anyone who hates Americans rolled up in one stupid-ass bow “Are you speaking Four-een?”
    Ass.

  • Kim Sheehan

    I’m so on Team Bert.
    All he has to do is a ponytail and a little gloss for the styling and La Kors will be happy. I bet we see that next week.

  • Toni Mitt

    I am so happy to have PR back and TLo blogging about it.  I have missed you so.  I know I’m late, and there are so many comments I wish I could read them all….I’ll just say I agree with the judges 100% this time.  Bert FTW and Rafeal for the auf.  I called it as well. 

  • Anonymous

    They got this one right.  Team Bert!

  • Anonymous

    Rafael’s model looked fat in his clothes. FAT! and she probably has not eaten since she was 12 years old (last year) I giggled when Bert said he was 102 years old. He is going to need a sense of humor. I hope that this week he is able to style his model better. Go Bert!

  • RyzandShyn

    “ because you are a big girl’s blouse”
     I love you two so much.