T LOunge

Posted on July 28, 2011

Ohhhhhh, kittens and poodles and darlings and precious unborn fawns all, The T LOunge is once again, at long last OPEN, Y’ALL! If you’re new here, this is our Project Runway viewing tradition; we all imaginary-go to a fabulous bar somewhere in the world, get drunk, and watch Project Runway, shouting out our thoughts in the comments section. Grand fun, high drama, and casual sex amongst the gays during the commercial breaks; if you haven’t been, you’ll LOVE it.

And in grand T LOunge fashion:

The Ladies Lounge at The G Hotel in Ireland

Think Pink, darlings! What better than every queen’s old favorite, The Ladies Lounge. For isn’t every T LOunge a ladies lounge, ladies?

Also in grand T Lounge fashion, we saw the first episode already and you didn’t; a little tradition we call our Neener-Neener Screener.

Don’t ask us to give a second of the proceedings away ahead of time, darlings, but we can tell you it was a really fun, energetic episode with a pretty great challenge and some damn fine on-point judging. The first ten minutes are completely different from any season opener before, but after we got over how jarring it was, we considered it a great way to get to know the contestants as well as potentially providing an awful lot of… well, we’ll get to that in our recap tomorrow.

For those worried about the talent level, we’ll say there were more than enough entries that could have been in the top 3 and leave it at that for now. Also, the cast is mostly fun at this point. You can guess where the tension’s going to come from, but no one was out of line or over the top for this challenge.

Christina Ricci was a very good judge and Heidi looked stunning when she came out for the runway show. Y’know, she really should wear more gowns on this show.

For now, your directive is to drink. If you’re imaginary driving, then only drink imaginary non-alcoholic drinks, darlings. If your imaginary chauffeur is parked outside ready to carry you out to the car by the time Heidi says “I’m sorry, but that means you’re out,” well then, get imaginary busy, bitch!

What’s on the menu for tonight? We’ll have our usual of wine and pizza for the premiere.

Remember: The Road to the Runway casting special is on at 8/7c and Project Runway immediately follows it at 9/8c, so pace yourselves, darlings!

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke/Lifetime Televisiontheghotel.ie]

    • Anonymous

      Good day, all! Long time no schmooze.
       I would like a glass of water, followed by a glass of Bollingers please! Actually, make it a bottle, and who’s joining me!

      • Anonymous

        I’ll join you. Crank up the AC. Are we sitting at the bar or should we grab a booth?

        –GothamTomato

        • Anonymous

          Let’s get a booth. That one there in the corner is open, and it seats a bunch.

          • Anonymous

            Me, please!!! Jeez it’s hot…wish it were imaginary. ;-)

          • Anonymous

            Groovy! And, of course, we need a drinking game. How about: Anytime a contestant says either, ‘I came here to win’ or ‘I didn’t come here to make friends’, we all guzzle the cocktail of our choice?

            BTW, where’s the waiter? We need some nibblies. And I’d like a couple of Slurpees (to soak my feet).–GothamTomato

            • Toni Mitt

              A great idea!  I’m sure by the end of the episode we’ll all be schnockered! 

            • annamarie lintvedt

              Or, anytime someone says, “bring it”, or “go big or go home”?

            • Anonymous

              …Or, ‘This isn’t the last you’ll hear of me’.

              –GothamTomato

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1741621869 Jacquie Scuitto

              And we’re off!

            • Anonymous

              two drinks for: “with this look, the judges will just either  like it or hate it.” (that one always cracks me up: makes me wanna say “well, yep, those are usually the options!)

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

              I am now preparing to toast Rafael’s exit, I believe he said these magic words, or a variation thereof.

              I am also hoping for NinaCaps tomorrow, based on her reaction to Mr. Christiansen’s offering. Pleae, TLo?
              bitchybitchybitchy

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

              Well David Chum might be on the way to you now.

              Actually I just saw it and I’m thrilled and kind of tipsy now because of the shiraz (no bollinger at hand unfortunately) – PR is back! *grosse freude*

          • Anonymous

            BTW, where’s Sewing Siren? Maybe she’s baking something for us.

    • Anonymous

      Alright,  who’s got the uninformed, gut check prediction on 
      -which four don’t make the show
      -first off
      -final 3
      -winner

      GO!!!  First round of Sidecars are on me!

      • Logo Girl

        First off: Both Joshuas and whomever the two foofiest girls turn out to be. Then another foofy girl will be auf’d
        Final three are Danielle, Viktor and Becky, with a close call between Becky and Olivier.
        Winner is Becky (who will have her whole collection modeled by plus-sized models) thus producing a fourth Northwest PR winner.
        totally off the top of my head.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

      So excited !

    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      I’m so freaking excited. And this will be my first time participating in the TLo Lounge. I know, I know. I suck. 

      • Anonymous

        I’m on the West Coast, so I can rarely participate in the lounge without reading spoilers. So, I check in ahead of time to see where we’re drinking.

        • Anonymous

          Anathema:  also on the west coast here, and no way can I read the live action before we screen PR here.  I save that for tomorrow morning, when the hangover is fading!

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

            I end up catching it online, but I don’t mind spoilers, so it never bothers me.  Plus there’s no way I could wait an extra day to find out who got aufed.

      • Anonymous

        Welcome!  What are you drinking? 1st rounds on me for all the new folks!!!

        • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

          Yay. I’ll have the Pixie Stix, please. 

      • Anonymous

        Welcome, Vivi N. Pull up a chair and a straw and hop in!

        • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

          Thank you. *pulls up chair and gets comfy*

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1151152296 Cele Deemer

        Meee too, Vivi.  I suck too.  Another first-timer.  But, wine spritzer already poured!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1474713106 Katy Morris McDermott

          You don’t suck at all! ‘Cause if you do, I do, and I don’t wanna! Been lurking forever, but I’ve decided to de-lurk for the occasion.Can I just say that I want to live in a world where people drink pink martinis as a matter of course? Cannot wait for this season – I’ve missed every one of them, but TIM most of all. Also, so looking forward to the first occasion that inspires Nina-caps! (Oh, by the way, I’m drinking red zin…)

      • Anonymous

        A freshman! Pull up a stool (and just don’t let anyone sell you a pass to the swimming pool.)

        –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      Y’all have fun a drink a pink squirrel on my behalf (so if anything comes up at the end of the evening, it will blend with the decor.)  I’ll be in a time zone 9 hours removed from central for most of the season, so I may just have to skip this one.

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

      Yay!  The LOunge is back!!!

      In honor of the pinkness, I’ll drink Love Martinis for the night.  (And this season, I can actually drink REAL drinks since I’m not preggers!  Even better!)

      • MilaXX

        Gurl, come sit by me! You aren’t preggers and I’m not on meds.
        *chinks glasses*

        • Anonymous

          Yes, last year I was nursing so can finally have fun in the TLounge.

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

            I got out of that last month when the youngest decided he was having no part of that — it required he stay still for more than 30 seconds:)

            • Anonymous

              Yep, mine stopped when he started walking. He had better things to do. :)

        • Anonymous

          Yes, last year I was nursing so can finally have fun in the TLounge.

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

          I’m so glad you’re feeling better!  It was shingles, wasn’t it?

          • MilaXX

            Thanks, yes it was. So glad to be better now

        • Anonymous

          Yes, MilaXX, last season you were having No Fun At All. Shingles sounds so pedestrian but can be truly awful. Cheers!

        • Anonymous

          So glad you’re better!

          • MilaXX

            Thanks! you and me both.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.okeeffe3 Kevin O’Keeffe

      I think your times are off–from what I understand it’s 8/7c for the casting special and 9/8c for the show.

      • Anonymous

        Um, that’s what they said.  Ease up on the cocktails, pace yourself.  You don’t want to face down in the bathroom before the eliminations. :)

        • Anonymous

          Especially with that crazy carpet…
           

          • Anonymous

            Seriously, that carpet is a bit much.  If I had frequented that lounge when I used to drink, ugliness would have happened.  Ok, ugliness always happened when I drank but this would have been a special ugliness.

        • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.okeeffe3 Kevin O’Keeffe

          They edited it later. Go ahead and look a few comments below–someone else posted it as well.

    • Mariah J

      Oooooo TLounge…this brings me back. I think in the last installment I promised to stop drinking.
      Let me just say that didn’t quite work out. CHEERS BITCHES!

    • Anonymous

      The next 2 weeks are rough, as I’m all SYTYCD all the time, and both shows are on Thursday nights.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1474713106 Katy Morris McDermott

        It was a real King Solomon decision – but I elected to watch PR tonight and watch our DVRed SYTYCD tomorrow morning….decisions, decisions….

      • Anonymous

        Cat Deeley Never wore anything so interesting as what you see on PR. But then again, Michael never busted a move like anything you’ll see on SYTYCD. I understand your struggle. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OK26PHQATX3VMJXUJDYLOC24GE K

      I’ll be having a nice dark porter or stout.

      • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

        *scoots chair up next to K* 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OK26PHQATX3VMJXUJDYLOC24GE K

          Hi there! I have a nice chocolaty porter in my glass right now.

    • Anonymous

      Think Pink if you want that quelque-chose! How fabulous is this week’s TLounge? That carpet is outrageous. 

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

      yeah yeah yeah! 

    • Anonymous

      The times are wrong. It should be 8/7c and 9/8c.

    • Anonymous

      YAY! 

    • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

      Ahhh, the TLOunge!!! How I’ve missed you!!!

    • Toni Mitt

      Hey GT!  I’m here and ready to go.  Love the pizza and wine idea (although, being in Milwaukee, we’d have some good boutique beer with our pizza…)  I will crack a bottle of Wollersheim Prarie Fume, a great WI wine.  GT–try some you’ll like it! 
      I drink my first toast to you, the next one to TLo for this great party and the next ones to those poor folks on PR.  (I’m watching the Gretchen season–I’d forgotten how crack-y the judging was…)  Tervist, everyone! 

      • Anonymous

        Toni, pull up a glass and I’ll trade tastes. I’d love to try some fine Wisconsin Wine! Here in MA we have a lot of local grown fruit wines, but I haven’t found a decent local grape wine. Westport rivers makes good bubbly, but I’m not sold on their stills. God, it’s good to be back with everyone! Where are Bill, Gotham Tomato and Brooklyn Bomber?

      • Anonymous

        Toni, pull up a glass and I’ll trade tastes. I’d love to try some fine Wisconsin Wine! Here in MA we have a lot of local grown fruit wines, but I haven’t found a decent local grape wine. Westport rivers makes good bubbly, but I’m not sold on their stills. God, it’s good to be back with everyone! Where are Bill, Gotham Tomato and Brooklyn Bomber?

        • Toni Mitt

          Fabulous. This winery is the only one that grows their own grapes right along the WI River.  I will have to try the MA bubbly!   
           I’m sure BB and Bill and the other GT and all the others will certainly be here.  How could you miss it?  :) 
          Love the lounge, BTW.  Makes me want to wear a poofy skirt and swirl on the carpet.  (Maybe with enough wine and vodka, that will happen…) 
           

        • Anonymous

          I’ve been thinking about the TLounge and toasting with you with a REAL DRINK in your hand!

          • Anonymous

            C’mon everyone. Gotham just grabbed that booth in the corner. It’s got plenty of room for all of us and them some!

        • Anonymous

          Seriously, has anyone heard from Bill?  His presence is missed.
          No fine Wi wines, but I can get you a bottle of crap from SD that is purportedly award winning.  “Red Ass Rhubarb” (I kid not.)  Kind of a mixture of Nyquil and Boone’s Farm.

          • Anonymous

            I see a post from Bill once in a blue moon. I’m hoping he’ll show up for the TLounge.

          • Anonymous

            I see a post from Bill once in a blue moon. I’m hoping he’ll show up for the TLounge.

            • Bill Curtis

              Hi Gang!  So sorry to have missed.  One thing I miss about corporate life was the chance to sit at a computer and pretend to work while I was actually drinking like a fish in the TLOunge and carrying on with you all. We had a 9′x5′ table delivery after work – took 4 of us.  We got home with only enough time to get dinner done and leap in front of the TV for the start of the show.  Glad to hear you were thinking of me.  I miss you guys!! xo

        • Anonymous

          I’m over here!

          I’d LOVE a pizza, and since the TLounge is (allegedly) imaginary, I’m sure the gluten free pizza will taste like Ray’s (instead of like cardboard). Somebody grab me a slice.–GothamTomato

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1741621869 Jacquie Scuitto

        You beat me here!

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

        Having just returned from a trip to the Midwest, which included a swing through Wisconsin, I will vouch for the boutique beers of your state…also for a lovely little blush rose by Wollersheim!

    • Deb Oswald

      YAY!!!!!!!!!  So glad to be here!!!

    • http://twitter.com/CestmoiLola Stacey Noel

      Oh my. I’m going to need a good-looking guide to get me to the bar. That carpet has me dizzy already. I’ll have a cranberry vodka slush to beat the heat, and match the decor. It’s nice to see the lounge open again, and a positive review from TLo of the Neener-Neener Screener. Looking forward to the show after not watching the past 2 seasons!

      • Anonymous

        I think you just need to drink enough to get your eyes going in the opposite direction of the rug swirls and it’ll all balance out.

    • MilaXX

      I am sooo happy to actually be able to drink in the TLounge tonight! Of course I’m not having anything fancy, just some sangria but I’m ordering ravioli from the local Italian joint and I bought a chocolate truffle cupcake for dessert. I feel positively decadent!

      The lounge looks pink and lovely. Let’s get to judging!

      • muzan-e

        If you can get sangria, truffle and ravioli into a single sentence, you are positively decadent  :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=50311873 Ashley Arceneaux

      YAY! SO EXCITED! I need to calm down so I’ll just have a glass of Pinot, please :)

    • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

      Boys, I’ve been waiting for the T LOunge all day!  I know you hear this all the time, and I also know that you never get tired of it:  YOU’RE FREAKING FABULOUS AND I LOVE BOTH OF YOU!

      Gin martini, per usual, for me.

    • Anonymous

      OMG I just went to Costco and got the ridiculous size Woodford Reserve bourbon and Bombay Sapphire gin. I’m thinking it is gin & tonic weather. What goes best with scathing remarks?

      BTW the lounge is fabulous. Great pick to kick off the season!

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

        According to my sister-in-law the gin drinker, more gin and tonics:)

      • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

        Mmmm…go with the bourbon, mix with ginger ale and a twist of orange.  Thoroughly refreshing!

        • Anonymous

          That sounds good. I’m usually just an on-the-rocks gal or old fashioned, but your idea sounds pretty good.

    • Carmel Steindam

      Yay for another great get together in the T-Lounge! I’m thirsty and it’s hot, so I’ll have a strawberry daquiri please—that ought to match the furniture.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EIMVKBK3HYCH4ETZEEAKOBY6DI Jax

        Excellent choice! I’ll have the same!

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be imaginary watching it, per tradition, as I have not the cable.  I can drink for reals though!

    • Anonymous

      Champagne, please! (But I’ll be watching it tomorrow online.)

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing there’s no live stream available, is there? oh well, I’ll just have to wait for the ep to be up on Lifetime (and somehow keep myself from checking your recap tomorrow)

      • Anonymous

        Live stream would be nice.
         

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing there’s no live stream available, is there? oh well, I’ll just have to wait for the ep to be up on Lifetime (and somehow keep myself from checking your recap tomorrow)

    • Anonymous

      YAY it’s PR season premiere night! This calls for a frouffy frozen cocktail! I’ll have a strawberry daiquiri, please!

      Wow, Heidi looks gorgeous with her hair up like that. Not that she ever looks not-gorgeous, of course, but it’s just a particularly good look for her. Hope she never goes back to the heavy bangs that move when she blinks. 
      Christina Ricci looks adorable in that little dress. I’m so anxious to see how she does as a judge. The Duchess looks orange as ever and Nina…I hope she’s got a lot of bitchery prepared for this season.
      Tim Gunn…how do I love thee? I missed you so much on my TV.

      Bottoms up, bitches!

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

        My husband says the same thing — every once in awhile I’ll wear my bangs down instead of to the side, and it drives him nuts!

        • Anonymous

          Hahaha, Shannon, I’m going to get you good and drunk and then I’m gonna cut your bangs. Your husband will thank me.
          Shannon’s drinks are on me, people!

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

            No because then I’d have to have them straight ALL the time!  As it is, I only have them down that way every few months and normally when he’s not with me to bitch:)

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

      The only thing I could drink in that lounge would be Singapore Slings.  By the pitcher.  Served by a stunning young man.  Ahh. 

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

      Oh what to do, what to do?
      I swore I wouldn’t watch PR again after Wretchen won, but you’re pulling me back in!  Gah, I can’t take it!

    • Anonymous

      Yay, the TLOunge is open!!! It’s been far too long. I’ve been waiting all day —- all week for this. In honor of our fabulous and opinionated hosts and a scrumptious-looking lounge, I’ll have a Pink Frost. Cheers, all! It’s going to be a long and fabulous evening.

    • scottyf

      What? Y’all didn’t start drinking 3 hours ago like I did?

      Another boilermaker please, while I check on my catfish and garlic and basil fries. 

      BERT KEETER FTW!!!!!

      (My god, if he gets cut I’ll wet my panties.)

      • Toni Mitt

        I will be rooting for Bert as well.  Gotta support my fellow Boomer… 

        • Anonymous

          Count me in for the Cute Boomer!  Scottyf, when are those tee shirts going to be ready?

      • Anonymous

        They wouldn’t cut Mr. Keeter first episode. They couldn’t. Not if he made something that looked like a dirty, molting burlap sack that didn’t quite fit over the model’s hips.

        (Which our Early Days Favorite would simply never do, I am certain.)

        So don’t you talk like that, y’hear? 

      • Anonymous

        Hey Dear – I’m a boilermaker (spent much of my impressionable youth at Purdue.)  Do you need more than one?  I can bring friends.  We’ll wear our “straight middle aged chicks for Bert” shirts, sans sequins.

        • Toni Mitt

          Ooh I am so there with the SMACFB t-shirts!  But none of that SD wine, ok? 

          • Anonymous

            Not to worry – I would never serve a discerning guest wine with a donkey on the label.  At least,not until they are too drunk to know or care…

      • Anonymous

        Scotty, please forgive my often faulty memory, but. . . is this your first time in the TLounge? I can’t remember when you started hangin’ round these parts.

        • scottyf

          This is my FIRST TIME. I’m a TLounge VIRGIN. I used to see the posts during last season’s episodes, but I was too afraid to drop in (actually I didn’t really know what went on in here. Now that I do, just try and get RID of me bitches!!!

          *cajoled by Inforapenny and Rand Ortega into a false sense of self-importance, he slips on his virtual Bert Keeter fan shirt and does a shot and a beer with Ms_Flyover*

          • Anonymous

            I thought so! As far as what goes on, expect a lot of alcohol and camaraderie.

          • Anonymous

            OMG!  Scotty, that tee shirt is FAAAAAAAAABulous!  I hope that mine (remember: purple, please!, size L) arrives in the virtual mail in time for me to wear it for Episode 2! 

          • Toni Mitt

            Well welcome! Let me buy you a dinrk.  We’re a bunch of sweethearts here in the Lounge.  Well–except when we’re all snarky about the fashion.  Then we’re ruthless. 

          • Anonymous

            Love the shirt!  The middle aged chicks shirt looked more like something from Dean and Deluca, I’m afraid.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be having Gazela Rose, in honour of the venue. It matches, and I do so hate to clash. Cheers!

    • Anonymous

      Oh, thank GOD. I’ve had the worst week and need drinks. I’ve been standing outside the bar waiting for it to open.

    • Anonymous

      Love the Ladies Lounge, but after a few imaginary drinks, that carpet will get me spinning.  These days, drink of choice is super-icy gin and tonics (note the plural–very important).  Can’t wait for tonight, and is Tim Gunn sans eyeglasses??

    • Anonymous

      In the ladies’ lounge, shouldn’t it be cucumber sandwiches, cigarettes and martinis?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I’m so excited!  I’ve missed the TLOunge!  Glad to see the ep got a good review, too!  Can’t wait!

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

      Woohoo!! I’m so happy! =) I’m thinking beer and chili for tonight, myself… the roommate wants to go out. Must. Be. Home. In. Time. :)

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

      I may be pregnant for real, but I can always drink in the TLounge!  In honor of it’s location, I think Pink Squirrels are in order.

    • http://twitter.com/Golightlysmom Kelly Moore

      Oh T LOunge how I have missed you!  I think the cranberry vodka slush sounds like heaven, so make that two please.  And I am saying a great big Thank You to the technical Gods that greated DVR so that I can watch both PR and SYTYCD.  Cheers All~

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

      I’ve been so torn.  There’s a great concert tonight – tribute to jazz great Von Freeman.  But it’s outdoors, and rain is predicted.  So I can watch PR.  (One of these days, I’ll succumb to DVR.)  And, of course, if it doesn’t rain, I’ll be kicking myself.

      What’s on the menu for tonight?

      Shrimp, asparagus and saffron risotto, a green salad, and a glass (or two, or three) of Pinot Grigio.

      • Christine Campbell

        Scoot over and make me a plate!

        • Anonymous

          Yah, same here. Sounds awesome!

      • Anonymous

        Wow!  You do all that cooking on Project Runway night??  My hat is off to you!  It sounds delicious!

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

           It’s not all that complicated, really.  And besides, I’m retired now, so I don’t have to squeeze the cooking in between getting home from work and the beginning of the show!  I love retirement!

      • Anonymous

        Yum. Good thing I’ll have the balm of a drink to soften my critical faculties if tonight’s random-veg stir-fry doesn’t measure up.

      • Anonymous

        Gotta love Lilithcat for posting about Von Freeman.

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

          yep.

    • Judy_J

      Oh, lovely!  I was at the G Hotel in June, and I can tell you it is every bit as gorgeous as you can imagine…and I went there solely because of you, TLo!  The drinks are fabulous!  I’d love to order another tall, cool Collins to toast the season opener of PR!

    • Anonymous

      I think tonight is a beer and pizza night. I’ll have to “watch” through the comment section here, Twitter and BPR’s play by play – just too hot to go home.

    • http://twitter.com/thebitterkitten SA

      Can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday night than to work on my
      internship resume while drinking raspberry martinis and watching PR!!!
      hhhmm better make sure I have some proof read before I send. I might end
      up writing a critique of the runway instead of my work experience LoL 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1741621869 Jacquie Scuitto

      I hope my friends from Quilt Art join me here this evening!  Commenting can be such fun …

      • Toni Mitt

        Hi, Jacquie!  I’m here!  Here–come join us–I’m in a booth with GT, BB, and the Other GT.  We’re sharing a few bottles of wine, but once the show starts-it’s pure Russian vodka for me! 

    • Anonymous

      Okay, so here’s a joke for you all.
      A grasshopper walks into a bar.
      The bartender looks at him, then says, “You know, there’s a drink named after you.”
      The grasshopper responds, “You have a drink named Steve?”

      Ba doomp doomp!

      • Toni Mitt

        Schtsssssh!  That’s the cymbal! 

    • Anonymous

      Ahhh. I’ll be lying low as my cable-donor friend is out of town and I must wait for the a.m. to watch on line. This Lounge calls for a pretty drink, but it’s too hot out for sugary. Build your own: 1/2 a highball glass of sliced, mixed citrus, pour in a shot of your favorite tipple  (I’m for gin over orange, ruby grapefruit and lime – though in my circles rum is more popular) and finish with seltzer.

      Keep them coming.

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

      Ha, I just got told I may be banned from the LOunge from my husband because I suggested redecorating our apartment in themes from various past LOunges… I think it’d be cool.  Apparently he isn’t a fan of hot pink and swirly carpets…

      • Anonymous

        I seem to recall some lovely sapphire neon in more than one lounge, might he prefer that? Heavily mirrored walls & reflective furnishings?  Something for everyone if you just keep trying!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IXUPXVZ5XNLFYCQ4GVXAS6XVGM Siberiamom

      Stoli Babe, with some nibbly things. 

    • Anonymous

      FINALLY, finally, finally broke down and created a DISQUS account, having had to create a variation on the old identity from TLO’s prior blog operations.  Some other person had the temerity to register my initials first.

      Lovely to be back in the PR swing, and a cosmo for me, in honor of all that blinding pinkness.  20 contestants – too many to keep straight, as it were, but Our Boys’ teaser promises good entertainment.  Which all of us can certainly use.  Hello to Gorgeous Things, Gotham Tomato, Brooklyn Bomber, Sewing Siren from PR seasons and comments past, and hello to folks in the TLO community with whom I’ve not yet interacted. 

      Drama, design and divadom.  A good recipe for a warm summer night.  Let’s just hope that Lifetime has learned from some of its mistakes…. !
       

      • Anonymous

        Hey, NDC. Nice to see you!

        • Anonymous

          Been far too long, BB!  I just couldn’t get my act together on Disqus.  My fault, but it’s been bizzy here at IP Central, too, when I haven’t been worn down by the heat.  Bring on winter, I say.  Hope all is copacetic in Da Brooklyn.  It’s fun to be back in The Lounge!

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      Still trying to decide if I want to break my vow of “I’ll never watch this show again!” after last season’s Gretchen debacle. 

      Yeah, I’m weak. Pour the chambord kamikazes and keep them flowing!

      And I’m thinking pizza and hard cider. Organic pizza and perry cider. Gotta keep up appearances!

    • Anonymous

      Squeee! Was waiting all day for this! Trying to decide if I’ll have an imaginary Old Fashioned or a real one…

      • Anonymous

        Oh, have a real one, Amy!  Have two!

      • Anonymous

        Have a real one! I posted earlier about choosing between gin and bourbon. Was going to go with gin, but you raised the spectre of an old fashioned… Mmmmmm…

    • Anonymous

      Not a pink person, but so glad to see the Lounge back!

    • Anonymous

      Ahhhhh……  Sinking into one of those fabulous pink chairs and thinking how nice it is to be back in TLounge. It’s been so long, darlings!  In honor of the decor, and because I’m not crazy about Pink Squirrels, I’ll have a (small) pitcher of my favorite summer drink–Stoli peach vodka, lemonade, and a splash of sour cherry juice. Pink, tart, boozy, and refreshing!  The dinner menu is perch, mashed white and sweet potatoes, and broccolini–all of it already made! 

      I’m actually excited!  Must be recovered from the Gretchen fungus….

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      I have a meeting with a client right after work and then I’m texturing the boys’ room tonight, but the tv will be plugged in and tuned in.  Damn I’m a good multi-tasker!  If only I make it home in time…………………………..

    • Anonymous

      Can’t wait to get home and fire up the DVR!  I’ll be behind you all, but not far behind…and Sunday is my big 4-0, so some sort of huge prissy fruity drink for me!

      And can I please come live in the T Lounge?  In a room like that, I don’t think anyone could EVER be unhappy.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Hey quiltrx!

        I had my big 4-0 on (US) Mother’s Day earlier this year so let me buy you a drink.  

        I celebrated by having purple hair extensions put in and a with wee trip to LA where I dragged LCDR Mayhem around several cemeteries (visiting Buster Keaton, Rudolph Valentino and Billy Wilder) and with a backlot tour of Warner Brothers where I got to sit on Laurelai Gilmore’s porch and have my photo taken.  Hope your celebrations are as fabulous!

        Eclectic

        • Anonymous

          I think we may have been sisters in another life!  The quilting, the purple (my favorite), the love for classic film (ah yes, if we ever get there, Mr. QuiltRx will be dragged around many cemeteries)…and of course, TLo and PR. 

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Hooray for purple, quilting, classic movies, TLo and PR!

            I’ve been separated from my stash (and five twin-size projects pieced, pinned and ready to quilt that I got ready before the big move) for a month now and am getting a bit jumpy.  I just put my Bernina in for her annual service since she’s not doing anything else right now!  :(  Blast the Military movers for taking so bloody long to get our stuff to us.

            Many happy returns for Sunday!

            Eclectic

    • Anonymous

      TLOunge!!!  I’m not watching but I sure am drinking!  An ice cold bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose with some luscious long stem glasses and fresh strawberries with white chocolate tips for everyone please!

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      I’m for real pregnant so no drink for me. I better not even suggest an imaginary one. I’m rooting for all the VINTAGE lovers! :) On Demand has a 5 minute piece on each designer btw if you need something to kill some time.

       

    • Anonymous

      I’m feeling a tad woozy just looking at that decor. I’ll probably go for a couple of Black Velvets in honor of the locale although it may be too matchy-matchy with the rug. Then again, that may be a good thing as I’ve been known to spill my drink on the odd occasion. 

    • Toni Mitt

      I’m watching the Gretchen season marathon.  I had forgotten how horrible her fashions were for their mini-show.  Ugh.  Michael C was totally robbed, as was Mondo after the big show.  I guess I’m not over it yet. 
      Let’s hope the judges have come back to their senses for this next season.  I raise a toast to Michael C and to Mondo. 

      • jrland

        Ugh. Gretchen’s parade of brown. This is driving me crazy again. I second your toast to Michael C and Mondo!

      • Anonymous

        You are very brave, to take that all in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

      I certainly hope the ladies’ lounger is 18 to enter and 21 to drink!….or wait, we’re in Ireland, aren’t we? I’M GOOD TO GO! Ice cold shots all around!

    • Anonymous

      Oooh, I love the lounge. First time posting, long time lurker.  Any space in that booth for another?

      • Anonymous

        Jump in, Laurel.

    • Anonymous

      After suffering through the utter WTF-ery of last year’s baffling finale, I promised myself that I’d never watch this show again. But I can’t say no to Tim Gunn, nor to repeating everything Heidi says in a horrible, gruff, “Isla, She-Wolf of the SS” accent. Perhaps vodka and you guys will help through the pain.  But I can’t help but think that I’m a battered wife in a LMN movie of the week where The Duchess and Nina combine to form the abusive husband, and Tim Gunn is the “But baby, I only do it because I love you” that keeps me coming back for more. I only pray that this year, Tim hid the crack pipe. 

      • Rebecca Zmarzly

        Right there with you. It’s like the orange glow surrounding the Duchess is hypnotic or something.

    • Anonymous

      It seemed like an eternity waiting for this evening.
      It’s 6:30 EST, not long now.

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

      From the sound bytes in the commercials, we have several candidates for top villain this season! I’ll be sitting with my feet propped up, chugging Nyquil.  Not even imaginary alcohol for me until I get rid of this rotten cold.  ‘Sides, hangovers and colicky babies don’t mix, and my nieces will be here early morning tomorrow!  And it’s Mac and cheese tonight because we’re lazy!

    • Ruth Swanson

      Oh, I’ve missed you guys!  Sure, the blog has taken off and congrats on that, but this, THIS is the manna that I love so much.  *hick* 

    • Ruth Swanson

      Oh, I’ve missed you guys!  Sure, the blog has taken off and congrats on that, but this, THIS is the manna that I love so much.  *hick* 

    • Anonymous

      I already have my Veuve chilling darlings. Can’t wait.

    • Lori

      In honor of National Lasagna Day I’ve made my favorite recipe.  (How did it get to be National Lasagna Day?  Who decides these things, and how did lasagna hire a P.R. firm?)  But I’m going to eat less so I can drink more later.

      • Anonymous

        I am such a lapse Italian that I didn’t even know it was National Lasagna Day!  Bad Guida I am!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Hey Lori

        I have to admit that, back in my former life in London, it was part of my job to run something called the Awareness Campaign Register which kept track of everything from the heavy duty charity awareness days/weeks to the PR based frippery like National Lasagna Day.

        So if you really want to know how Lasagna got a PR firm I could tell you… pull up a chair – let’s have a drink!

        Eclectic

        • Lori

          Yes, please.  I love that you know this and I want to hear about it, Eclectic. 

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Hey Lori, sorry for the delay in replying – it took me until now to get back into the Lounge!

            In the UK, at least, this is how campaigns like National Lasagna Day get started…

            The PR dept/firm representing a major brand – say Stouffer’s for example – would contact me to discuss the idea.  I had no powers of veto but was a central font-of-all-knowledge about Awareness Campaigns and could give advice and steer people towards the less congested times of year (avoid October!).  Registering the dates with me also meant that they’d trickle through to all of the Profile Group’s other publications which was a damn good start to getting the word out to all relevant parties.

            So the campaign, backed by a major brand, starts to gain publicity and retailers get involved.  Other brands may piggy back and get on board too.  If the day is successful and runs for a few years it starts to build a momentum of its own and can run even without the backing of a major sponsor – especially if there’s an identifiable pattern to when its scheduled ie always the fourth Thursday in July.  Once the original sponsor has moved on other companies may step in and take over – my publication would help ease that kind of transition.

            So – there you have it – that’s how Lasagna organises itself into having an awareness day.  

            Helping actual charities out with their campaigns made dealing with the frippery and nonsense of stuff like ‘Sausage Week’ all worthwhile.

            Eclectic

            • Lori

              Thanks for the inside info, Eclectic.  So interesting.    

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Judge-Horan/1244349060 Ginny Judge Horan

      HI EVERYBODY!  So, so excited.  Been immersed in all the previous season marathons for days now!

    • Anonymous

      YAY! I am not so much as excited about the return of Project Runway as I am about the return of TLo’s commentary on Project Runway! Seriously, I would have given up on this show after the boring LA season had it not been for your blog.

      I’ll be enjoying a lemonade and blueberry vodka! Just one for me, though. I’m two months postpartum and my tolerance is shit. 

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      Yay! I can’t watch with you–but it sounds like loads of fun (:

    • Anonymous

      After watching the awful PR Aus Season 3 for the past four weeks, which is sub-PR Season 6 in quality – seriously, last episode there were three designers I forgot the name of, and one I only remembered because he wears so much makeup he looks photoshopped (even a girl with multiple piercings and pink hair manages to be forgettable). And there was a team challenge where only one team had any drama (which consisted of one designer shouting about how much she hates the 90s and her partner (one of two designers I remember because they made nice things) sighing). The only bright spot is a European guy who is like a badly dressed Casanova, I think they keep him around solely for that reason, even if his designs make no sense – I need to see the real thing again.

      Sorry, needed to vent about my disappointment. PR Aus Seasons 1 and 2 were really good (PR Aus is actually what got me watching, I’m outside the target demographic but stumbled on the car challenge on Youtube and was hooked), I recommend stealing them from the internet next time there’s a season break and you need something to watch.

    • Anonymous

      Awww TLo, you guys have actually got me excited for the premiere! I haven’t actually watched an entire season in years… I think the last season I watched in full was their last one on Bravo. But I do miss the TLounge and my Project Runway obsession, good times, good times. Cheers, darlings! *raises her glass*

    • Anonymous

      Yay! I’m excited. This is the first t-lounge since I stopped reading and started posting.  Can’t wait to watch with everyone. 

      And I’ll be enjoying some leftover pad thai and prosecco.  And later, fat free ricotta and blueberries for a light dessert. And most likely more prosecco. 

    • http://laviedesbricoles.wordpress.com/ Grace

      oh my god you guys are the best: “imaginary-go”… I actually cried laughing when reviewing A-list you said Austin “honk-asked” Nyasha something.  Perfect.

    • annamarie lintvedt

      Yayayay!  I’m so happy the TLounge is back!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1245406754 Tracey Magyar

      Yay! So happy!

    • Anonymous

      OH MY WORD!

      *sips dark-n-stormy, raises pinky*

    • vt ba

      just rewatching last season’s final episode. i know it had been discussed to hell but why in the world did gretchen win? the judges’ critique were all nitpicky, not a single praise. 

      • Anonymous

        I tuned in and saw that little bit of hell was playing and quickly changed to House Hunters.   :p

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

        Some of us have drawn a veil over the end of Season 8.

    • Anonymous

      Hello, everyone.  This is my first year of trying out the TLo lounge.    I normally record and watch later.   I’m excited to try it out this year.

      But, my word, you all get here early!

      • Anonymous

        Some of us are thirsty.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      The hotel we’re staying in (whilst STILL rescuing our townhouse from the ravages of our former tenants) just had sooper dooper HD put in and we now have the Lifetime channel so it’d be rude not to watch really, since they went to all that trouble.

      As for what we’re eating tonight?  We were on the road for two weeks and have been ‘hotel living’ here at the Comfort Inn for another two weeks and I’d probably KILL for a home cooked meal after weeks of fast food!  

      LCDR Mayhem is currently picking up a little something from Panera Bread for us all.  We have Chocolate Chip cookies for dessert, there’s plenty for everyone!

      Greetings everyone – SO happy to see you all!  I’ll have a raspberry Stoli and diet Coke please.

      Eclectic

      • Anonymous

        I’m so jealous of your HD sooper dooper tv, Eclectic.  Alas, I am stuck at work, as usual, waiting to hear all the dish here in the Lounge.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Saving you a cookie and a seat Zippy!

    • Deb Oswald

      Ugh, it is just awful that Gretchen won last season!!  Ew.  

      • Anonymous

         Hey Deb where are you located?  (I have Oswald family in OH)

    • MilaXX

      Oh I want pretty girl and sk8tr girl to fight.

      • Anonymous

        I want the pretty girls to fight.  

    • Anonymous

      I like that “I’ve learned to be competitive in a way that is not destructive to me.”

    • Anonymous

      Oh and I am looking at gorgeous and gotham without realy looking – those popular girls!

      • Anonymous

        Oh, stop looking covertly and get over here. There’s plenty of room, and we just ordered another bottle of champagne!
        Bill must be working late at the Farmhouse Store. I’ll FB message him and tell him he’s being talked about.

    • Anonymous

      hey bitter kittens–anyone know of any other way to watch online (tomorrow) besides the crappy stream on lifetime? i’d be happy to pay for a download if it was available, b/c i find the quality of the free lifetime.com one absolutely awful. (i have cable but–alas–have plans for the evening.)

      • Anonymous

         Which is why I kept my VCRs  (no DVR, digital service)

    • Kathleen B

      Gin and tonic but I’ll add a little cherry juice to match the decor.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      OK. I heart SethA, but he’s had like 2 years and 100,000 to get a new hair stylist.  Come On….

      • MilaXX

        I know ! Even Christian toned hi hair down. Seth is getting a little long in the tooth for the punk hair and eyeliner

    • Anonymous

      One-legged jean! 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1151152296 Cele Deemer

        pretty cray-cray, imho…

    • Anonymous

      You know, I’m watching these audition clips and all i can think about is Bill Blass, Valentino, Arnold Scassi wearing their gorgeous, elegant suits and exuding style and class.  When did it become required to dress like a homeless circus performer to identify as a fashion designer?

      • Anonymous

        Oooh… I get a SUPER crazy vibe from Danielle.  Crazy meter off the charts I predict.

    • Anonymous

      OOOOO not a fan of Seth Aaron’s new look

    • Anonymous

      Either I’m mellowing out or they found a decent bunch of designers, because so far I’ve found something to like about almost everyone.

      • MilaXX

        not loving sk8ter gurl

    • muzan-e

      My first visit to the T Lounge. So excited!

      As I’ve a house full of children, the Kahlua exists only in my dreams.
      But as I’ve a house full of children, the opinions I hear around here tonight will be really interesting.  :)

    • Anonymous

      I’ve waited too long to say this:

      MONDO!   Squeeeeee

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1151152296 Cele Deemer

        I <3 Mondo!

    • Anonymous

      On what planet is a PONCHO empowering?

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Ooooh – I like Becky’s stuff.  And Bert really does ROCK!

      • Anonymous

        BERT!!!  I hope he comes through like it looks like her should  – I got  here late – who else looks strongest?

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          too. many. designers. brain. exploding!

          I’ve totally lost track of who looked good/bad I’m afraid.  I’m a bad minion.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll see your Mondo squee and raise you an awwwwwww.   I tried, but I couldn’t watch the replay of last season’s finale.  The bitterness, it burns brightly yet.

      • Anonymous

        mine has cooled down to the heat of only 10,000 suns. 

      • Anonymous

        mine has cooled down to the heat of only 10,000 suns. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1151152296 Cele Deemer

        true dat.

      • Anonymous

        Same here. I am still one bitter, bitter kitten about all that. And I was shocked to realize I had forgotten that Andy was in the finals. And Michael C’s appalling, embarrassing, and possibly fake meltdown when he lost. It all just made me feel nauseated.

    • scottyf

      *currently booking a ticket to wherever Bert Keeter is right now*

      • Anonymous

        Me too. Between his clothes and his story, I’m getting sobby. If I was rich I would give him half my money.

      • MilaXX

        Bert was hot back in the day.

        • Anonymous

          I had the same thought. 

        • MilaXX

          I take that back. Bert looks like a bit of a silver fox. I wanna see him all cleaned up.

      • Anonymous

        Bert’s story made me cry. Or–not so much the story itself, but his affect when he was telling it.

        He seems profoundly sweet. I love him.

    • Anonymous

      Bert is not here to make friends

    • Anonymous

      I want to try on the one legged jean just to say I tried on a one legged jean.  So if it’s one legged,  can you still say “pair of jeans?”  

    • Anonymous

      My 9 year old wanted to know what I was talking about when I was so excited for PR to start tonight. Just showed her as much of episode 1 and 2 of season 1 as I could — I was a pretty strict censor. I think I just gave birth to a new PR fan… she kept saying, ” I really LIKE that one with the cornhusks. He’s nice and has good ideas,” and begged to see more tomorrow.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, Danielle. She’s going to be eaten alive within 5 minutes. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        Too bad- I like her stuff. I love me some vintage-inspired clothing. Amelia Earhart chic FTW.  

        • Anonymous

          Same. Maybe she’ll surprise everyone and secretly has a backbone.

    • Anonymous

      Now I want to know the restaurant in Boston where David Chum works! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_635ESFUSBFF7LJ46VKABXAMIBM Debra Brightwell

      I am ready and sitting on the edge of my sofa! I see some designers I will like and some that will make me cringe but will be fun train wrecks to watch. Thanks for the lounge, this is the first chance to blog along with the show.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1469133250 Patricia McMahon

      I’ll have some pink champagne to go with the decor.

    • Anonymous

      I love this part of the show — where I like everyone and no one has been around enough to annoy me.

      I feel so full of optimism and joy.  

      • Anonymous

        I too am full of optimism and joy.  

        I give it two hours, tops.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R5D54OGLAFEDGIEOXFRJJW3Z5U picmajik

      First time watching the show with the T LOunge ready! I am excited–think I’m going to like Becky, the girl from Trinidad and a couple of others I saw on the preview but I’ll wait until I see the 24 before picking my faves.

    • MilaXX

      try it on dude bugs

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      Oh SA. “It was easy to see how his menswear could translate to womenswear because it was so flamboyant.” Translation: WOW THAT’S GAY.

      And we have found our diva queen for the season. 

    • Anonymous

      What up with all the awesome quirky Mormon boys?

      Also, Olivier=Baby Malan Breton.

    • MilaXX

      wait, he’s straight?

    • Anonymous

      Oh no. That fake British accent needs.to.go.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      And now comes the requisite “straight” designer. Addition to this season’s drinking game- take a shot every time he assures us he’s straight. 

    • Anonymous

      This guy sounds like he comes from the same place as Malan.

      –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      Seth Aaron looked cute with blonde hair!

    • MilaXX

      Anybody playing the fantasy league on Hifix?

    • MilaXX

      Ah so that’s why House of Dereon has been looking better.

    • Anonymous

      my first time talking in the lounge, after reading along for ages.  first things first, i’ll have a 151 rum mai tai in a tall glass with a fresh pineapple spear.  now, i need tech support before i get too high.  the new posts don’t come up on my monitor unless i reload the page.  is there some secret that i don’t know?  give a new girl a break and i’ll buy you a drink.

      • MilaXX

        just refresh every so often

        • Anonymous

          another round for my friend MilaXX here! whatterya drinkin?

          • MilaXX

            whatever ya got

          • MilaXX

            whatever ya got

    • Anonymous

      Brunette Elle Woods anyone?

    • Anonymous

      I missed Road to the Runway, but I’m settling in for the premiere now!  Yayyy, I’m so excited!

    • Anonymous

      Ok, it’s decided. I’m on Team Bert. 

    • Anonymous

      Team Bert!

    • Anonymous

      Lotta bitches in this group, no?  LOT.ta bitches!

    • Anonymous

      Okay, keeping with the pink theme, and in honor of my (scandalous) countrywoman representing for our little island, I’ve ordered a case of Hibiscus wine straight from Trinidad. It is deliciously devastating.

      I’m going to ask Mr. Bartender to start pouring now so I can take my first sip when I see Heidi.

      Who’s in? ;-)

      • Anonymous

        Ooh!  Sounds delicious!  Thank you.  I’ll buy next round

    • Anonymous

      Okay, keeping with the pink theme, and in honor of my (scandalous) countrywoman representing for our little island, I’ve ordered a case of Hibiscus wine straight from Trinidad. It is deliciously devastating.

      I’m going to ask Mr. Bartender to start pouring now so I can take my first sip when I see Heidi.

      Who’s in? ;-)

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

      Oh, so early, and already I hate the privileged pretty girl!

      • MilaXX

        yep,, she bugs

      • Anonymous

        Okay, so she did say they needed a privileged pretty girl to win? I didn’t make that up?

      • Anonymous

        She makes it SO easy.  So very easy.

        • Anonymous

          I HATE that I didn’t hate her clothes.  I don’t WANT to like them. 

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

      Oh, so early, and already I hate the privileged pretty girl!

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be on Team Bert just because my kitty familiar was named Burt.  And he was damned cool.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be on Team Bert just because my kitty familiar was named Burt.  And he was damned cool.

    • MilaXX

      Team Yum – Yum Tim Gunn!

    • MilaXX

      Team Yum – Yum Tim Gunn!

    • Anonymous

      I’m on Team Unrepressed Mormans!

    • http://profiles.google.com/psykid42 Christopher Brathwaite

       Could I get a mojito please? It is roasting here!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      Oh Tim… EVERY season is the best season ever.

    • Anonymous

      I’m dying all over again over Gunnar Deathrage.

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

      Wow, Heidi’s face looks THIN….you could cut yourself on those cheekbones!

    • Anonymous

      Well, so far I really love Bert and Cecelia, but a bunch of others look interesting, too. I’m sorry, though — that chick from Minneapolis sounds like Mel, Britt and Jemaine’s only fan. After making that association in my brain I just can’t take her seriously.

    • Anonymous

      Really?  Josh Christensen is looking for the “right woman” to settle down and get married?  REALLY?

      • Anonymous

        Too bad Michelle Bachmann isn’t single. :) 

        • Anonymous

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  GOOD one!

      • MilaXX

        that’s what I thought as well.

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

        Well, looks like, for once, we’ve got a straight guy.  It happens.  We’ve had a few!  (okay, very few.)

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking that the “right woman” might just be someone who wants to be loosely, culturally Mormon (like all us cultural Catholics out here practicing birth control and voting to keep abortion legal.) Very loosely. Who will accompany him, side by side but at arm’s length, as they travel the path to the inevitable juncture where it is clear that one or both of them have to make a break.

        Good luck Josh. Hope you find yourself congenial company on that rocky road.

    • Anonymous

      Already I’m tired of hearing “I went to the Miss Universe Pagent.”  I don’t want to hear those words again.

    • Anonymous

      can we have a drinking game for every time we hear “miss universe patent?”

    • Anonymous

      Heidi is drunk.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I think she might be.

    • Anonymous

      The bubbly one is kind of growing on me. 

    • Anonymous

      The Duchess is NOT amused with that shiny pink…thing. 

    • MilaXX

      Danielle might be a sleeper

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I get a super crazy vibe.

    • Anonymous

      Cool comments. 

      Who’s your customer?  Well, she’s kind of neurotic. 

      Is that not the best description ever???

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1151152296 Cele Deemer

        hahahaha

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1151152296 Cele Deemer

        hahahaha

    • Anonymous

      Joshua is on crack.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      his teeth scare me

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      i love bert!

    • Anonymous

      Love that Heidi wore Bryce’s cape.

    • Anonymous

      Ohhh, TLOunge, I missed you so.

    • Anonymous

      Ohhh, TLOunge, I missed you so.

    • Anonymous

      So Anthony comes in wearing  a ferret around his neck?

      • Anonymous

        And Heidi wants to steal it!

    • Anonymous

      I ROCK ONE NOW.  OH GOD.

    • Anonymous

      I like Bert. I like a couple others but names are impossible for me right now.

    • Anonymous

      Chug the rest of your drink every time Bert says “sober.” lol

    • Anonymous

      I like Bert and the other old lady, since I am almost 50 years old. Go old people!!!

      • Anonymous

        She’s only 38.  Eek

        • Anonymous

          I missed that – 38 years old!! EEEK!!!

    • Anonymous

      i don’t need to hear anymore about anthony’s solitary ball- or anyone else’s, no matter how many.  slug your drink each time anthony says testicle!

      • Anonymous

        Is it evil that I’ve already dubbed him Uniball?  Yeah, I’m going to burn in hell.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1151152296 Cele Deemer

      Ooooh, Come as you are! One of my favorites.

      • Toni Mitt

        I saw this on GMA–they have to make clothes from each other’s pajamas!  Can’t wait! 

        • Anonymous

          Um, if past seasons are and indication there will be many people making clothes from briefs and camisoles.

      • Toni Mitt

        I saw this on GMA–they have to make clothes from each other’s pajamas!  Can’t wait! 

    • Anonymous

      So far, I love them all! That will last for the next 5-10 minutes…Anchovies on my pizza, please.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      If all of Anthony’s stuff starts to look the same, is Heidi going to call him a “Johnny One Nut”?

      • Anonymous

        LOL

    • Anonymous

      If Bert is kicked off because he was too boring, someone with a thick German accent is going to get hurt.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll help. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I am so rooting for Kimberly. She’s from a town about ten minutes down the road from where I grew up. Gotta root for the hometown girl!

    • Anonymous

      Poor David, this is a terrible way to do this. I feel terribly for these guys. I want to cry.

    • http://www.facebook.com/xerapis David Louis Quick

      OMG! Hack and slash!

    • Anonymous

      How can you get rid of someone named Gunnar Deatherage?! (even though that pink dress was awful)

    • Toni Mitt

      NOOOOoooooo….I wanted Gunnar to be in just because of his awesome name! 

    • Anonymous

      Please – they kept Ms. Universe contestant, just ridiculous. She cannot even sew.

    • Anonymous

      Wooo Hooo!  Bert!

    • Anonymous

      Heidi escapes by the skin of her tooth caps.

    • Anonymous

      Bert – YES!!!

    • Anonymous

      No Gunnar!! Well of course Anya was in, now we’ll see whether she can sew or will crash and burn.

    • Anonymous

      I liked her version of a romper  (I don’t like rompers) but hers looked like a good compromise

    • Anonymous

      Bert made it!!!

      Yay!!

      Tip a glass of the tipply for him!

    • Anonymous

      Ok, doing it this way is kind of a waste of time. 

    • Anonymous

      I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this show.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, Serena.  *sob

      You still have Iceland. 

      • Anonymous

        I thought she was really talented.

      • Anonymous

        I thought she was really talented.

    • Anonymous

      Well, at least she’s now free to form Yum Yum Tim Gunn. Brightside!

    • Anonymous

      My bet for the first one out tonight…Anya.  I bet she can’t sew worth squat…

    • Anonymous

      Bollywood Beiber Fever!

    • Anonymous

      Woohoo Anya!
      Big up T&T massive!! :-D

    • Anonymous

      Heidi really is tippled isn’t she?

      • Anonymous

        “… Originally New York home … Original … Ori … SLURP” LMAO

    • Anonymous

      Sux for the outs. To get so close…

      • Anonymous

        Yea, it just seems so damn mean.

    • Anonymous

      Well this is a twist. I can’t believe Miss “I Just Learned To Sew” is in.

      • Anonymous

        You know it was the backstory that kept her there…

        • Anonymous

          Shades of Ping.

      • Anonymous

        You know it was the backstory that kept her there…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      Bronzer Josh needs to go early.

      • Anonymous

        Yes!  Along with Spoiled Rotten Barbie!

      • Anonymous

        Yes!  Along with Spoiled Rotten Barbie!

        • Anonymous

          She’s so gonna be the villain who sticks around way too long.

          • Anonymous

            Crap. I’ll bet you’re right. She has Bunim-Murray stamped all over her glammy self.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          *guffaws*  Oh TLo please adopt that name for the insufferable blond in her satin pjs!

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          *guffaws*  Oh TLo please adopt that name for the insufferable blond in her satin pjs!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      Bronzer Josh needs to go early.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      Oh God, I like that one chick. “The edgy comes and goes… but the blue hair helps.” XD

      • Rebecca Zmarzly

        She’s my fave already.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      Oh God, I like that one chick. “The edgy comes and goes… but the blue hair helps.” XD

    • Lori

      I heard all the aufs have to go to the workroom every day to prevent spoilers.  Anyone know if this is true?

      • Anonymous

        I think they are sent to a hotel after they’re aufed. The only exception was the girl last year who had a baby at home.

        • Anonymous

          She really should have stayed quite a while, but I am glad she got to return to her baby!

      • MilaXX

        probably. They often require them to participate in public outings to prevent spoilers.

      • MilaXX

        probably. They often require them to participate in public outings to prevent spoilers.

    • Lori

      I heard all the aufs have to go to the workroom every day to prevent spoilers.  Anyone know if this is true?

    • Anonymous

      Serena David and Gunnar (and ?)  can take solace in the fact that these same judges gave the win to that crap Gretchen made last season…and had Ping, and Ari and ( crap the blonde amazon who couldn’t handle breasts..),e tc

    • Anonymous

      Serena David and Gunnar (and ?)  can take solace in the fact that these same judges gave the win to that crap Gretchen made last season…and had Ping, and Ari and ( crap the blonde amazon who couldn’t handle breasts..),e tc

    • Anonymous

      4 am and Tim looks AMAZING!

      That’s just not fair…no one should look that good at 4 AM!!

    • Anonymous

      4 am and Tim looks AMAZING!

      That’s just not fair…no one should look that good at 4 AM!!

    • Anonymous

      Oh noes, was anyone else’s volume oscillating from quiet to loud and back every few seconds?  How does THAT happen?

      • Anonymous

        Not getting that on Verizon in the Philly area, it must be something with your cable service.

        • Anonymous

          Thank goodness it was only during the pre-show!  That was awful!

    • Anonymous

      Oh noes, was anyone else’s volume oscillating from quiet to loud and back every few seconds?  How does THAT happen?

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if Andre was at that Red Lobster…

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        Whoever you are… I love you.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly what I was going to post!  Exactly!!!!  Love you, AshleighV!

        • Anonymous

          And I love whoever loves me :)

    • Carmel Steindam

      Yikes, wasn’t able to get to the TV until now, so missed all the auffing! 

    • Anonymous

      Already with the product placement. HP must be so proud!

    • scottyf

      And y’all wonder why I kid T&Lo about Red Lobster and black people. No Kimberly didn’t say something about cheddar biscuits.

      • Anonymous

        scottyf, you know those cheddar biscuits are damn good for like the first 5 minutes. ;-) 

        After a while, much like McDonald’s fries, they turn into that substance from which packing peanuts are made.

      • Anonymous

        Wonder what group I belong to… like the cheddar biscuits and the cajun chix alfredo at RED LOBSTER!!

    • MilaXX

      Homey rocking the doo rag!

    • Toni Mitt

      I am so glad Bert is wearing a shirt….

    • Anonymous

      Bummer…no trip to Mood in their jammies!

    • Anonymous

      I like Bert’s dress already!! It seems they have a lot to work with, the dyes, and the sheet.

    • Anonymous

      I like Bert’s dress already!! It seems they have a lot to work with, the dyes, and the sheet.

    • Carmel Steindam

      puking clown?? oh no.

      • Anonymous

        I love the puking clown!

        • Carmel Steindam

          It will definitely get attention. 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, um, not feeling the puking clown.

    • Carmel Steindam

      puking clown?? oh no.

    • Anonymous

      Okay, so the hate started a little early. Blonde Barbie has made it too easy!

    • Anonymous

      Okay, so the hate started a little early. Blonde Barbie has made it too easy!

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE THE PUKING CLOWN!!!

    • Anonymous

      Anya is definitely in trouble.  She’s on her way out…maybe.

      OTOH, the clown barfing in the toilet might raise one of Nina’s “taste issues” don’t you think? 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, Anya might be saved by the puking clown.

    • Anonymous

      hate her…. Hate clowns – have emetophobia – so hate her

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1151152296 Cele Deemer

      Miss Philipine’s sewing skills are as effed up as her haircut…

    • Anonymous

      I hope the puking clown does make it down the runway, only to see La Nina’s glare of death.

    • Anonymous

      Miss T&T can’t sew at all. I have been sewing for 8 months, and I know my way around most sewing machines. She seems to be looking at it in confusion!!

      • margaret meyers

        Clearly all that sewing on her sample rack was done by someone else, and she needed to take ownership of that from the start.

    • Anonymous

      Now i remember why I DVR’d this last season — 90 minute show — 45 of commercials.

      • Anonymous

        Actually it’s only 26 ;-)

    • Anonymous

      Gotta say, I really LOVE this challenge! (I’m not sure I’d appreciate it so much being one of the models, though.)

      • Anonymous

        Super true! Would you want to wear someones boxers they slept in…eww!

        • Anonymous

          EXACTLY what I was thinking!

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

          I know!  Here’s to hoping that he had tightie whities on underneath!  I mean, I wouldn’t want anything fresh off someone else’s tukus anywhere near my boobs…..

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      I LOVE Becky. “Can I put a bra on?” BWWAAAHHHHHH!

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

        What’dya wanna bet she’s gonna start sleeping fully dressed?

    • Anonymous

      those wall colors???

    • Anonymous

      She’s never done pants before so she’s doing pants?  Wtf?  Is she high?

      • Anonymous

        Crazy but if she pulls it off – it would  solidify her place.  unlikely but still

        • Carmel Steindam

          I’m surprised. Her work looks like it could be something. Its more interesting at this point than some others.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed.  Who knows?  At the very least, I’m intrigued.

      • Carmel Steindam

        And she can’t sew. She annoys me already.

        • Anonymous

          In the auditions I thought she said she was NEW to sewing – I thought it was the judges who assumed that meant she could not sew.  I cannot really sew – but with no training I have sewn some things rather well. 

      • MilaXX

        She may surprise us.

        • Anonymous

          She might.  She’s certainly taking up a lot of airtime.  She’ll either do amazing and win the challenge or do awful.  I guess we’ll see.

    • MilaXX

      For the minions on twitter

      Fan Favorite is back! Vote for your favorite Season 9 designer with Twitter. Learn how: http://bit.ly/np1Qfu #projectrunway

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1394510091 Deborah DebsVintagesoul Bonner

      Can anyone share the reasons why they think Amanda was booted? At least she can sew while it doesn’t look like Anya can

      • MilaXX

        Because her clothes look like something a 15 year old would wear aka too junior. Anya at least has an adult POV

        • Anonymous

          She also has an “adult .MOV” 
          lol
          I am equal parts ashamed and proud of her. She is reality TV gold, Deborah.

          • MilaXX

            true dat

      • Anonymous

        and I think her voice with everything ending on an up note would drive Tim to murder.

    • Anonymous

      OH MY GOD!  Tim Gunn said PUBIC PATCH!

    • scottyf

      TIM SAID PUBIC

    • Anonymous

      Tim clearly has concerns about some of these designs.  Can’t imagine why. Puking clowns. Feathery pubic patches.  What’s not to love?

      • Anonymous

        I just can’t believe that guy thought it was a good idea to put a big fuzzy patch right over the crotch.  I mean, seriously.  You shouldn’t need Tim Gunn to tell you that’s a stupid idea.

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

        Now if the puking clown and the pubic patch had married and reproduced, we’d have a clown puking pubicly….
        bitchybitchybitchy
        P.S.  God, but it’s great fun to be back here at the TLo lounge with the gang!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      IT’S A CLOWN PUKING RAINBOWS

    • Anonymous

      Clowns puking rainbows and Tim saying pubic patch- two firsts for PR.

    • Anonymous

      NUT JUICE????? what did i say about the testicle talk!  i need another drink.

    • MilaXX

      Oh Noes, Tim wants his doo rag.

    • scottyf

      I DID NOT BITCH SLAP RAFAEL HARD ENOUGH.

      • Anonymous

        Clearly, you didn’t. Please try it again.

    • Anonymous

      I would also like a dose of Tim Gunn medicine!

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take a case of Tim Gunn medicine, thankyouverymuch.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      I just wish Bert had dyed the sheet a brighter color to go with the orange gingham

      • Anonymous

        But it’s a beautiful dress–don’t you think?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

          Love it. HIgh creativity.  Color would have sent it over the top esp.since they were questioning his excitement.  HK said he needed to go to 10.  

        • http://profiles.google.com/psykid42 Christopher Brathwaite

          I’m feeling it. Room consensus of where I’m watching is that he should have dyed the black section brown

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1741621869 Jacquie Scuitto

      there was a gal some seasons ago who could only hand sew –she didn’t last long!

      • Anonymous

        wasn’t it the weird gal who also spit on everything? 

    • Anonymous

      If I were going to learn how to sew to get on PR, I would FOR SURE learn how to use an industrial machine.  Jeez…

      • Anonymous

        But that would mean using logic, which seemingly has no place on this show.

    • http://profiles.google.com/psykid42 Christopher Brathwaite

      rafael needs to get his but in gear. for real, real

    • Anonymous

      Are you speaking foreign?  Really?  Dear God.  She already irritates the shit out of me.

      • Anonymous

        It’s like she went to “stereotype school”: Blonde, priviledge, snotty, etc.

      • Anonymous

        really.  she lost me right there with the white-centric talk.  

      • Anonymous

        I really hate her.  Really.  Her accent, her confidence, everything.  I am going to have a hard time not being automatically biased against her clothes.   She’s as embarrassingly blunt as Kenley and as narcissistic as that hag that won last season.  Plus with some Kara Janx thrown in.  I hope she redeems herself. 

    • MilaXX

      “are you speaking foreign?” officially hate her now. #projectrunway

      • Anonymous

        Does that maker the model a furriner?

    • Anonymous

      Are you speaking foreign?

    • Anonymous

      OMG!! “Are you speaking foreign?”
      WHO SAYS THAT?!
      Execute her right now!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IVH65NRJLZB7MQ6CCXQUBDJ6U Melanie H

      “Are you speaking foreign?” OMG. Really? Are you speaking idiot?

      • Anonymous

        *snort* 

        Perfect.

    • Anonymous

      that one gal look a bit like Jennifer hudson

      • Carmel Steindam

        I thought so, too.

    • Anonymous

      PLEASE tell me that Laura Kathleen did NOT jsut ask the other designer and his model if they “were speakin’ foriegn?”!  Seriously, how midwestern hoosier can she be?

      • Anonymous

        Ahem. She is not “midwestern”–she is stupid.  And “hoosier” means Indiana.

        • Anonymous

          Bless you…

        • Sarajane Alverson

          “Hoosier” to people from Indiana means “Indiana.”  “Hoosier” to other Midwesterners, including those from St. Louis, is synonymous with “redneck,” “white trash,” etc.

      • Anonymous

        It makes me want to die.  I am from that area and she just reminds me of how scary some of the people are.  Uggggggh.  I need another drink!

        • Anonymous

          I’m from St. louis also, she and I have some mutual friends and have meet a couple of times.  NEVER been impressed, at all.

          • Anonymous

            JESUS CHRIST!  Those were some god awful pants she just sent down the runway as well.

        • Sarajane Alverson

          Same here.  I live in STL as well, and her first comment of “Really?” to the guy who said “I’m really blonde under here” already established her as an idiot.  Now she sounds like a potentially racist (or just ignorant) idiot.

      • MilaXX

        HATE HER.
        It will take a major redemption arc to recover from that.

        • Anonymous

          Redemption arc.  Nice.  Hate her too.

          • Anonymous

            She’s the worst. Her “pretty, privileged girl” speech was bad enough. “Are you speaking foreign?” makes me miss Kenley. Holy cats. Who says stuff like that.

    • M Hermey

      Can anyone tell me who exactly got auf’d? I was kept late at work and didn’t get to see the first half hour! 

      • MilaXX

        Gunnar, Amanda, Serena & David were the 4 cut

      • Anonymous

        Gunnar, Amanda, Serena, and David.

        • Anonymous

          Oops, beaten to it.

        • M Hermey

          Thank you so much!

    • Anonymous

      If you want to be drunk let’s make a game of how many time Anya says something along the lines of “I’ve never done this before”

      • Anonymous

        Ugh. It would seem that, for a one-day challenge with extremely limited materials, she wouldn’t do lots of things she’s never tried. Especially dying. She could have messed up all of her fabric.

        By the way, who learns to sew to practice for Project Runway and doesn’t try to make at least one pair of pants?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1394510091 Deborah DebsVintagesoul Bonner

      Thanks for the responses. I agree that Anya is reality TV Gold and that is why they are keeping her around.

    • Anonymous

      Uniball’s comment about his model’s eyes was sweet.  Also, sometimes I get confused by what network I’m watching because it’s Thursday night and Bert looks like Ron Swanson. 

    • Anonymous

      Apparently the judges haven”t mellowed even a little…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1394510091 Deborah DebsVintagesoul Bonner

      amanda gunnar, dont recall the other two

    • Anonymous

      Is Tim’s shirt the same fabric as Bert’s shorts?  I mean — is there only one fabric in DC?

    • Anonymous

      Serena was another that was aufed

      Oh, and the waiter — Victor?    I liked his clothes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1394510091 Deborah DebsVintagesoul Bonner

      I hope we get to see the outfits for a longer time on the runway this year

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      Oh no… PiperLAME is back.

    • Anonymous

      Omg I can’t get over Josh’s picture.  Dear Lord.  Couldn’t even focus on the clothing.

    • Anonymous

      Wait until Nina sees the puking clown!

    • Anonymous

      Ooo, is this the season a designer literally cuts a bitch to get a model?

    • Anonymous

      So far they’re pretty cute outfits

    • Anonymous

      I like Danielle’s look. I didn’t think she’d be up to this competition. Becky’s dress is kinda cool.

    • Anonymous

      Adoring the black and white dress!

    • Anonymous

      Huh.  the non-sewer sewed pretty good…

      • MilaXX

        Trini did better than a lot of the experienced sewers.

    • Anonymous

      Viktor nice job on the dress, 
      Becky not bad
      Bryce interesting shoulders
      Anya some interest and not a simple too short skirt!

    • Anonymous

      Nina keeps wincing…that can’t be good!

      • Anonymous

        What the heck is Nina wearing around her neck?  It looks like lace with a goiter.

    • Anonymous

      Crap. I hate Victor and he did a great dress.

    • Anonymous

      See the transparent skirt that showed her thong???

    • Anonymous

      Like Oliver’s look

    • Anonymous

      Olivier’s jacket had potential -  but no better sewing job than Anya

    • Anonymous

      Here comes the pubic patch…

    • Anonymous

      Oh, Julie.  Oh, honey.  That was bad.

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      Sweetie, the judges ALWAYS see the fit issues on the pants. Insane crotch, anyone?

    • Anonymous

      Rafael??? Those are Paz pants?

    • Anonymous

      Anything that makes a woman look like she hasn’t had a wax since 1974 should be automatically aufed.

    • Anonymous

      Here comes puking clown…can you say taste issues???

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

        Did you see the look on their faces as they saw the patch?  Priceless!

    • Anonymous

      Vas is dis clown?

    • Anonymous

      Vas is dis clown?

    • Anonymous

      I think Bert is safe.  Don’t think he’s in the top, but probably in the safe middle ground….

    • Anonymous

      Wow, we are having some lower half fit issues.

    • Anonymous

      Josh what is with that – um – lump on her abdomen?

      • Anonymous

        not flattering at all

    • Anonymous

      I like Josh’s, but will the judges find it too simple?

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      Oh my gosh….could I love Bert even a little bit more? I’m already OBSESSED with him, then he gave that little thumbs up to his model! AHHH! LOVE HIM!

      Yeah, I’ve gone totally fangirl.

      • scottyf

        With all due respect Tara:
        STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM MY MAN.love,scottyf

        • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

          LOL duly noted. You can do what you want, but he’s still gonna be my BFF.

    • Toni Mitt

      Sheesh!  Longest runway in PR history! 

    • Anonymous

      I knew that she was calling bottom and top

    • Anonymous

      Ouch…Bert is in the top? Bottom??  

      • Toni Mitt

        I think Bert is on top.  There’s a lot of fug up there….

    • Anonymous

      Surprisingly good runway show.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. For a first runway this wasn’t bad. Compared to last year I’d hazard to say the talent pool is a bit higher.

    • Anonymous

      Everything does seem to be riding up, doesn’t it?

    • M Hermey

      I wish Olivier’s top had been a little better fitted but he was still completely my favorite.

    • Anonymous

      This obsession with the super short skirts just gets so many of these people in trouble!  Why not just make the skirt a couple of inches longer and eliminate the risk of flash?

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

        And the pulling in the back!  If he’d just made it and inch bigger in the butt….

    • Anonymous

      Oh God, she was totally that girl in school who would stalk the teacher if she got an A instead of an A+. 

    • Anonymous

      Wait…did Nina not see puking clown?  I don’t think that one is in the bottom…is it?

      Darn, but I’m having trouble remembering names of all these folks!

    • Anonymous

      Wait…did Nina not see puking clown?  I don’t think that one is in the bottom…is it?

      Darn, but I’m having trouble remembering names of all these folks!

      • Anonymous

        Apparently Nina has bigger fish to fry; I think that designer was declared safe.

      • Anonymous

        loved her dress. the stripes were great

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      “I’m not in the right spot.” Get over yourself, girl. #ProjectRunway
      Amen, brothers

    • Anonymous

      It’s so hard to keep track of all these looks. 

    • Anonymous

      I’d put Burt in the top. God, I hope I’m right. I love him already. Reminds me a little of Sissy Bear.

      • scottyf

        Am I going to have to cut you people?

        BERT IS MINE.

        • Anonymous

          You mean Bert is your dad? ;-)

        • Anonymous

          Can we borrow him? 
          I’d like him just to make me an outfit!

        • Anonymous

          Now, Scotty–it’s nice to share.

        • Anonymous

          Bert is all yours–mine is purely a platonic love!

        • Anonymous

          Bert is every woman’s gay boyfriend. But he’s still going home to you, Scotty.

    • Anonymous

      What a great party! It’s so nice to see everyone here. Now send the damn waiter over. We’re parched here!

    • Deb Oswald

      REally hard to remember who did what!  

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, Burt is so darned HUGGABLE!  Want him in the top!!!  Wasn’t totally crazy about the colors, but I thought he did a cute look & styled it nicely.

    • Lori

      This challenge was a snooze.

    • Anonymous

      pubic patch skirt got PRAISE?????

    • Anonymous

      Don’t want to hear about color blind.

      Or maybe that should be added to the drinking game.

    • Toni Mitt

      Ugh–they like the beaver patch skirt! 

      • Anonymous

        I’m in shock. I thought for sure he was in the bottom.

    • Anonymous

      Good to see the judges crack pipe still works!

    • Anonymous

      Anthony top.

      Rafael…truly UGLY pants. Cute top though.

    • Anonymous

      They like the skirt. Um, no.

    • Carmel Steindam

      Flintstone disco patch!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      Flintstone disco pouch

    • Anonymous

      Rafael’s is awful

    • Anonymous

      Flintstone disco patch????  Critique of the week (so far)

      Fit problems…tight…dated…off-putting.

    • Anonymous

      “Flintstone disco pouch” Oh Duchess, I never grow tired of your comments.

    • Anonymous

      Aww, Christina Ricci doesn’t want to be mean.  That’s cool. 

    • MilaXX

      Julie’s outfit looks like a home ec project.  Rafeal’s at least has a hint of fashion about it.

    • Anonymous

      Christina’s being very sweet!  Hard spot to be in.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve never done X before…the Anya theme song.  But the judges like her.

    • http://profiles.google.com/suzy.wampler Suzy Wampler

      I love Frau Seal, but if that skirt is any shorter, I could see her, well, ya, know.

      And nice grey snood, dude…the Lorax would be displeased…

    • Anonymous

      ok, her pants are not awful, but they are going a little overboard on the praise of those pants.

    • Anonymous

      The Anya can’t sew, Anya can’t sew is going to turn out to be the tip off that she wins it….

    • Anonymous

      Anya kinda makes me wonder if she’s misrepresenting how little experience she’s had so that she can be considered a wonderkind.

    • Anonymous

      YAY!! Heidi LOVES Bert’s dress!!!

      “Adorable boxers!”

    • Anonymous

      Bert gets the Heidi and Nina love!  Hooray!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yay, Burt!!!

    • http://twitter.com/medeeeee melissa ann cook

      Starting out with nachos and a bottle of beer and waiting, waiting, waiting for the fun to begin here in the Pacific Time Zone.  Love to you all!

      • Anonymous

        No spoiler, but do NOT miss the first couple of minutes.

        • Anonymous

          crap I did miss the first few minutes

      • Anonymous

        i moved to the high sierras this year and got direct tv, and for some reason their lifetime schedule is in sync with the east coast.  first time i got to drink in the lounge while it was all coming down.

    • Toni Mitt

      Yay–they love Bert’s dress! 

    • Anonymous

      Maybe I’m being cynical, but I don’t believe that’s her first pair of pants/first time sewing silk. I think she’s just saying that in case it came out horribly or make herself look more impressive.

      • Toni Mitt

        Hmmmmm that’s an angle I hadn’t thought of.  Time will tell….

      • Anonymous

        Maybe she’s made shorts before. LOL.

      • Toni Mitt

        They love Anya’s pants!  Did they not see the insane cratch and ugly pleats????  Ugh–she may be the next Gretchen.   

        • Anonymous

          I know! There was worse on stage, but Anya’s pants were nothing to write home about. Maybe they were grading her on a curve?

    • Anonymous

      Yay! They like Bert’s clothes!

    • Anonymous

      Wow. Puking clown didn’t make the bottom.  Amazing.
      And aren’t these the worst-fitting shorts of all time?

    • Anonymous

      love josh’s shrug..hate the rest

      • margaret meyers

        The shrug is cute, and nicely designed. 

    • Anonymous

      omg, those shorts. 

      • margaret meyers

        They’re bad.

    • Anonymous

      Straight Mormon guys shirt is really cute.  (Sorry don’t know the names yet).

      • Anonymous

        But the rest is lame…as is his explanation.

        • Anonymous

          i like him though

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

            me too.  Here’s to hoping that he hangs on.

    • Anonymous

      Crap, they hate Josh’s.

    • Anonymous

      Dang, Nina is pulling the claws out.

    • Anonymous

      Gee…you think Nina doesn’t like it?  

    • Anonymous

      I have hope for Josh – Rafael’s pants were just an AWFUL concept (not just the construction)

      • Anonymous

        agree

    • Anonymous

      So is it Josh or Rafael who gets dumped?

      I want Bert to win!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      fashion backward!

    • MilaXX

      My guess; Bert or Anya win and Josh/Rafeal/Julie auf’d

      • Anonymous

        Milaxx – didn’t you just repeat the top and bottom the judges just picker ?  :o)

        • MilaXX

          no, those were my guesses based on critiques. I cut and pasted from twitter, but I guessed before the judges said it

          kinda hard clicking between here and twitter and a friend who’s emailing

          • Anonymous

            I was teasing – but I get it… by the time I press enter it can be a few minutes later

    • Anonymous

      Rafael is fashion backward???

      Judges are pretty cool in their comments.

    • Anonymous

      But  the crotch on Anya’s pants does look odd to me….

      • Anonymous

        I concur.  Yes, her ass looks great in the pants, but the front is doing a weird poochy thing.

        • margaret meyers

          She has pleats at the waist, but then the pants are snug across the hip and back side.  This is making the pants pouch out in what looks a little like the tent pole sometimes seen in male pants.

      • Anonymous

        They also looked like they needed to be hemmed.

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

        The crotch was also not located at the anatomical crotch.  It was lower.  Much lower.

    • Anonymous

      Why are they making these poor people sleep on POLY BLEND SHEETS?  I’d go home just on that….

      • Anonymous

        Ditto. I’ve broken out in hives just thinking about it….

      • Anonymous

        I’m not sure that a poly blend sheet would take much dye at all…so maybe it’s not as “rustic” as we think. ;-)

        • Anonymous

          Good point, I was just shocked when Nina (or was it MK?) made reference to a “poly blend sheet”.  I was THRILLED to see the win!  he did a great job.  Was shocked to see Anya pull off those pants, and glad to see Rafael go home.  In over his head, I believe.

          • Anonymous

            for a minute i thought you said anya pulled off her pants. now that would be something many of us would like to see.

    • Anonymous

      How?! How is it possible they like the pubic patch?!

      • margaret meyers

        I agree.  The T shirt was great but that skirt with the block of lace and trim?  Yuck. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh, more getting hung up on the styling.

    • Anonymous

      Burt win, Julie auf?

      • Anonymous

        Rafa out i think.

    • Anonymous

      I think Anya will win it… Nina was so defensive about wanting her to pass through, not just Heidi

      • Anonymous

        I agree, Heidi I think will definitely push for Anya to win based on the ‘you doubted me, you owe me.’

      • Carmel Steindam

        I’m afraid you are right.

    • Anonymous

      Who did The Duchesses make-up? Paz de la Huerta? Lay off the bronzer Michael.

      • Anonymous

        That’s make-up? I thought it was shellac.

    • Deb Oswald

      Bert win, Rafael out?

    • Anonymous

      Bert for the win; Rafael to go home.

      • MilaXX

        My money is on Josh going.

        I think Anya wins. Josh or Rafeal auf’d

    • Deb Oswald

      How are the pants by anya better than the guy they dissed?

      • Anonymous

        cuz Jane Fonda wouldn’t have worn them in the 80′s

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1741621869 Jacquie Scuitto

      That’s a delightful commercial;with the hot air balloons!

      • Anonymous

        They also have a great one with sailboats. I think they are very clever ads.

      • Toni Mitt

        Yes it is.  Wouldn’t one of thos scenes make a great quilt? 

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      I think Josh is out….mostly cause it would seem so cruel to send Rafael home after Tim went and told him the judges didn’t want him there.

      • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

        Awwww. I stand corrected. Poor Rafael. It always sucks to be the first to go.

    • Anonymous

      YAYYYY

      Bert wins!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG YAY BERT!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      GO BERT!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yessssssssssssssssss!!!

    • Anonymous

      Woooooooo!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yay! Happy about the winner.

    • Anonymous

      YAY BERT!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Bert WINS and gets IMMUNITY!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Bert!!!

    • Anonymous

      Happily surprised! Oh yes, Bert will get to stay for at least two more challenges! :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IVH65NRJLZB7MQ6CCXQUBDJ6U Melanie H

      Yay Bert!

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

      Bert LOVE!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      LOVE LOVE LOVE Bert!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1741621869 Jacquie Scuitto

        Yay, Yay, Burt!!!! 

    • Anonymous

      Someone needs to HUG Bert and then bitchslap barbie for giving him that evil look.  I HATE her.

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

        Barbie quote of the night:  “Are you guys speaking FOREIGN??”

        • Anonymous

          SERIOUSLY.  I was  just kvetching about that on an HGTV show, where the host referred to its international house hunter clients as moving to a “foreign-speaking country.”  What the…?

          • Anonymous

            Honestly, if you aren’t sure where they’re going, just say “overseas” or something, for heaven’s sake!

            • BuffaloBarbara

              The funny part is that they DID know.  These two idiots were moving to Uruguay.  Where they speak Spanish as a primary language.  But neither member of the couple had bothered to learn “sí” from “no,” and the announcer apparently couldn’t figure out how to just say that they were going to a country whose language they didn’t speak.

              I’m Murican as they come.  I still know that “Foreign” is not a language name!  (And would learn to speak Spanish if I planned to move to Uruguay, unless it was some sort of emergency move.)

          • Anonymous

            You know…non-Murican speakin…

        • http://badkittyknits.blogspot.com KittyKnits

          I KNOW!  She’s awful.  And I saw that look she gave Bertie-Bear, too.

          • margaret meyers

            You guys are coming up with great names — Bertie-Bear, Man Peach, Uniball. 

      • Anonymous

        Glad someone else spotted that. I thought I was just prejudiced against her after the “speaking foreign” comment.

    • Anonymous

      YAY… Josh stays…Rafael goes…

      Good results…

    • Anonymous

      Gotta say, Raf deserves it for those horrific pants.  Good grief.

    • Anonymous

      Thank goodness. i like josh

    • Anonymous

      Yay Bert! He’s like Man Peach, but much talented-er. 

      • Deb Oswald

        I thought that too!  

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I would totally watch a show with Bert and Peach.  That could be the follow up to having Austin and Santino on the road.

      • margaret meyers

        Peach and Man Peach both have their wheelhouse, where they are comfortable.  We’ll have to see if Bert operates better outside his comfort zone.  Peach couldn’t do that, even though she was talented and had a good skill set.  In the meantime, Bert’s background, taste level and abilities are going to be hard to beat.

    • Deb Oswald

      HOORAY for Bert!!  

    • Anonymous

      Okay with the auf. Bad taste overrules bad construction I guess.

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

      Look what vanity gets you.  If he’d done something better with that head scarf, he’d have been in.

    • Anonymous

      Kind of sad to see Rafael go. He was a sweet man.  Mormon Josh is sweet too–the way he was telling everyone, “Good job!” 

      Wish the snowboarder could’ve gone.

      • Anonymous

        Those snowboarder clothes are not good…doesn’t seem promising.

    • Anonymous

      Tim is NOT a runner is he?

    • Anonymous

      Oooh, Drama coming…

    • MilaXX

      .@tomandlorenzo and @RamonLawrence have hit the twitter limit and got booted offline. We love you both! #projectrunway

      Twitter has a limit? WTG TLo, now rest those fingers

      • Anonymous

        Who knew?  Maybe it relates to # followers?

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      Ok, uni-ball, I want to like you- don’t go arguing with Bert.

      • Anonymous

        Petland…squee!

        • Anonymous

          Watch someone try to buy hamsters and slaughter them for fur. 

        • Anonymous

          I wonder if anyone is going to try to make a shrug out of gerbils? (Just kidding.)

      • Anonymous

        Uniball needs to know:  If he goes all up on Bert, Scottyf is going to track him down and introduce him to a world of hurt.

    • Deb Oswald

      Well at least the judges aren’t smoking crack yet!  Great start to the season

      • Anonymous

        Are you kidding?  They loved the merkin skirt.  They definitely took at least one hit.

        • margaret meyers

          That skirt was NOT nice.

    • Anonymous

      AAACKKK! Quick, CHANGE THE CHANNEL!

      • Anonymous

        May I just say…OMG what is this $hit?  Dance Moms?  Yikes!!!

        • http://phdoula.blogspot.com Rebecca

           The Dance Moms… truly horrifying especially because it was so clearly constructed for drama “Real Housewives” style, which would be fun if there weren’t actual children involved.

    • Anonymous

      First outdoor runway? Wasn’t the paris challenge outdoors…on a boat?

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

        The actual runway for that took place after they got back to the US though (remember Laura’s squished ruffle?  And the egg?)

        • Anonymous

          Yes, of course. I remember now. I hope Laura will be on all-stars. Would love to see her again.

    • Anonymous

      The show coming on now looks atrocious.

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

        Dance Moms looks like a cutrate version of Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC-grown women living through and warping their daughters….

      • margaret meyers

        Avert your eyes from the tragedy!

    • scottyf

      As soon as we know where we’re bridal registered, Bert and I will let you know.

      • Anonymous

        Mazel tov!

      • MilaXX

        Where’s my T-shirt?

      • Anonymous

        May I suggest Tiffany and Mood?

    • Toni Mitt

      Whew–I’m spent.  See you all next week my friends! 

    • Anonymous

      I’m surprised.  I kind of like Anya.  I was expecting her to be the bitchy one, but she’s more “the one who wants to prove she belongs” so far.

      I’m glad Bert won, but I wasn’t all that thrilled with his dress.  It was… okay.

      I believe that’s the first time on network television that I’ve heard someone give his testicle-count.

      • MilaXX

        I take it you don’t watch Top chef. They had a uniball chef a few seasons back.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Nope.  I did not know that.  I stand corrected.

      • Anonymous

        Considering the materials and constraints, I thought his dress was miles above the other looks.  The detailing and tailoring were extremely evident.  Look again at all the work in the midriff area and the subtle draping in the back.  Really good work.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I can see the work, and I think he deserved the win for it.  I just wasn’t blown away by it as a garment.

    • MilaXX

      Anya and Tim Gunn are trending on twitter.

      • Anonymous

        So is Bert!  Yay!

      • Anonymous

        Reality TV Gold.  hee hee
        I’m still gleefully ashamed of her. She is getting so much camera time.
        Let’s take it all the way to Bryant Park, baby!
        Tim Gunn deserves a little Caribbean vacation. ;-)

        Trinis – stand up! :-D

    • Anonymous

      For the drinking game:  Drink any time Uniball mentions one or more of the following:
      1.  Being color blind
      2.  Cancer
      3.  His testicle, or lack thereof

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Judging from tonight, don’t plan to drive later.

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

        Also:  Anytime Anya mentions, or someone says about her, “First Time.”

        On second thought, I don’t think any of us have that much alcohol.

        • Anonymous

          I said this exact thing to the family! The 9 year old was all “I have to drink a shot? What is that??” I told her she could have Jello (sans liqueur)

          this was after she spent the whole episode yelling at Rafael to use “your bandana! it has colors all over it!”

          this is going to be a long season.

    • iCouture

      I guess since cancer has run in my family, and my brother had testicular cancer, the whole “uniball” comments seem a tad distasteful, but I guess maybe I am a bit sensitive.

      Great premiere, thanks TLo for everything you do!!  :)

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It could be.  I don’t think anyone is making fun of cancer or him being a cancer survivor–just his tendency to keep talking about that particular issue.  He may chill out (and the fans, too) after he gets used to the camera being in his face.

    • Anonymous

      I can already tell that I won’t like blondie.

      • Anonymous

        Why, do you talk foreign?  =)

        • Anonymous

          I’m foreigning my face off. ;0)

    • Anonymous

      Wasn’t Christina Ricci a judge before?

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      Got sucked in – I was all planning to take the high road and boycott PR due to the judges’ “decision we shall not mention” (cough -’Gretchen won’- cough). but I caught the last half tonight. Dig the challenge, dig the designers for the most part – good combo of drama, bitchery, arrogance and twee sweetness.There was some interesting stuff on that runway and, more importantly, some serious talent. Let’s all pull up next week with some Pimm’s (Summer is almost over, must indulge while we can) and pizza!

    • Anonymous

      I actually got a girl’s night out tonight, and am soooo late. Can’t wait to watch it. It’s wonderful to be drinking with all of you strangers again. I will have three glasses of wine in a plastic glass and a cheap beer, because that’s what I had tonight.

    • Anonymous

      Best first Auf ever.
      And, in light of my comments in one of the “Meet The Designers” posts, I must publicly apologize to Anthony Ryan, who is now my favorite contestant.  Maybe not my favorite designer (though close), but LOVE HIM.  The accent, the whole “I’m rocking one” comment, and his cute personal fashion sense.

    • Anonymous

      “Because we’re kinda mean like that.”

    • Anonymous

      What has Christina Ricci done to her face? She has clearly had some “dental work” done (Kathy Griffin fans will get that).

      I don’t know anyone’s names yet, but Barbie from St. Louis is going to piss people off. The sweet little bald Mormon guy is clearly headed for a breakdown. I still think something was VERY fishy with beauty pageant chick’s samples she brought to try out with. Sorry. FISHY. Love Burt. 

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

        Laura Kathleen.  And I can tell that she’s going to annoy the crap outta me.  Will probably do a happy dance when she’s auf’ed like I did with Ivy last season.  I hope Josh (bald, sweet, and kinda cute) isn’t going to have a breakdown, but I can guarantee he’s gonna start second guessing every decision.  Here’s to hoping that he lasts a while, though.  And I agree with you.  Those samples were verrry fishy.  After all, I’ve been sewing for most of my life, and I couldn’t do anything like professional finishing until I had years of practice under my belt. 

        • Anonymous

          In a couple weeks we’ll find out that by ‘learning to sew’ she meant with a machine, she’d been sewing by hand since her grandmother handed her a needle and thread at the age of 4.

          She did say though that while she sewed everything she had a lot of help. I imagine then its possible she had a teacher and if she has the resources and the drive she could have spent a solid 4 months(plus however much time there was between casting call and filming of the first episode) doing nothing but perfecting her skills.(Like a celebrity who says it only took me 2wks to lose 20lbs of baby fat and get my flat stomach, while not mentioning the Nanny, personal Chef and 8hr a day Personal Trainer.) So far though she is coming across as sweet and self-deprecating in her talking heads so I’m perfectly happy to see her do well. 

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

      I knew Rafael was gonna be the one to go.  “fashion backwards” and “he doesn’t seem to realize that there’s a problem” are practically the kiss of death! (Josh’s humility saved him, I think.)  Crossing my fingers and hoping that Josh lasts a bit longer.  He seems like a real sweet guy.  But with his background, sooner or later, he’ll probably be labeled as “safe” and “boring” and get the auf.  Cheering for him, though.  ‘Cause, well, gotta cheer for the fellow Mormon!

      • margaret meyers

        I love that he hopes to find the right girl someday!  I think the problem might be that the right girl needs to have a Y chromosome.

        • Anonymous

          Well, I’m glad you said that because I was firmly convinced he played for the other team.

    • Joyce VG

      I’m on the west coast so it just started for me…um is Heidi drunk or endearingly cute?  Oh of course she’s drunk!  TLounge yay!

    • Anonymous

      Blue!  (I’m almost to the bottom of a bottle of merlot watching time-delayed on TiVo and commenting to nobody!)

      • Anonymous

        ;-) maybe this is *why* your comments didn’t show up in the right place, hmmm??  ;-)
        [said with love]

    • aussiegal77

      Ladies and gays, it’s great to be back at the T Lounge!  Way overdue.  

      Alas – my DVR malfunctioned so I haven’t seen the ep yet and it doesn’t air again till midnight.  Soooo……I’ll have to catch up on it on Friday.  Can’t wait!

      In the mean time – I’ll have a vodka tonic and brace myself for the TLo recaps!  =D  So happy.  Seriously!

    • Anonymous

      Well, I can vouch if your’re from Wisconsin or Illinois (Indiana-adjacent) it strictly means Indiana.  It doesn’t make any sense otherwise, everyone else is just simply mistaken. 

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. I grew up in Michigan, currently live in Ohio, and have lived in Kentucky. In all 3 states, “Hoosier” means an Indiana native. How much more of the Midwest is left when you include Wisconsin & Illinois? I’ve never heard the term Hoosier applied as a pejorative. Maybe that’s because all 3 states border Indiana like Illinois does.

    • Anonymous

      Meaning “Are you speaking foreign? This is Amuricah and we speak English here!”  As if Italian is something to look down your nose at in the fashion world!  

    • Judy_J

      Bert was my initial fave, and he hasn’t let me down.  You go, Bert!

    • Anonymous

      Of course Heidi the Supermodel is the only one who insisted on keeping Anya the Miss Universe Contestant.  Reverse-discrimination!

      • Anonymous

        Since Anya held her own – are you implying Heidi was wrong?    The other judges are the ones who ASSumed that he short time experience meant she had no skills at all.

    • Anonymous

      Why are all my comments un-nested!?  I hit reply and those comments all made sense in response to something, I swear!

    • Anonymous

      I am wondering if that wasn’t a clever (and dangerous) bluff!  Like pretending you are any good at pool or poker!

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

      While watching I was hoping for Anya to win, but after seeing the designs close up, I see why Bert won, he deserved it.  I really like Bert and Anya.

    • Lori Summers

      Dear Anthony:  Remember last season?  Remember Mondo, and how nobody even knew he was HIV positive until like the top five?  Learn from this example.  Because your uncanny ability to work either your cancer or your colorblindness into any conversation is already really annoying.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKTZXP3ZGH2GGB3UJ5YE3CE2GA dariamilan

        I have a feeling mr. uniball will be non-stopping talking about them until he gets auf’d. That was interesting start to the season. Has anyone else noticed since the move from Bravo to Lifetime how the cast has gotten a lot less diverse in terms of contestants  and a lot more like the demographics of a lifetime white lady viewer? I love Bert and I Anya and I thought I would find them both annoying. Was really surprised they liked uniball’s merkin skirt. Was also surprised they kept closet case mormon around. Maybe they think he will come out on the show or bring some Mormon viewership.

      • Margo Anderson

        Colorblind Guy and Uniball Guy are not the same person.  However, they are both irritating.

        • Anonymous

          They are indeed one and the same package of annoying.

    • Anonymous

      Sry, double post.

    • Anonymous

      Delurking for the first time, though I’ve been around TLo for a couple seasons and with PR since the get-go.  Count me in on the massive Bert love…but I would SO wear the puking clown dress.  I have a similar geek t-shirt on which a unicorn is pooping rainbows.  Can’t help it.  Bert ftw, though!!!

    • Anonymous

      I’m already starting to feel protective of Bert.  If anyone’s mean to him I’m gonna have a problem.

    • Anonymous

      not going to watch this year – just saying NO to crack smoking judges

    • Anne Robotti

      Does anyone else have a weird thing in the comments, where the twitter logo, facebook logo and disclaimers show up on top of some of the comments? I know somebody said something about Christina Ricci’s bangs, but I can’t see what it was!!

      • Anonymous

        Yup, since the change to this design.  Keep hoping it’ll just go away on its own!  (TLo, shows up on p 2 on top of the 1st comments….)

      • Anonymous

        Yup, since the change to this design.  Keep hoping it’ll just go away on its own!  (TLo, shows up on p 2 on top of the 1st comments….)

    • Saoirse Lee

      I just knew it was the G Hotel from the thumbnail photo! I’m going there in a couple of weeks, wheeee!

      • Judy_J

        You’ll love it!  I was there in June and tried really hard not to gawk like a tourist from Tinytown, USA.  The drinks are fab, too!

        • Saoirse Lee

          Thanks Judy :) I was there a few years ago with my sisters and we had a fantastic time, looking forward to going again. Although I was slightly put off by seeing it featured in a film over the weekend. It was the new Brendan Gleeson film, The Guard, and featured Brendan’s character, an obese fiftysomething policeman and two prostitutes doing their thing in one of the G bedrooms… bleeech!

    • Anonymous

      I’ve got cable for a few more weeks, so I decided to watch last night. I’m glad Bert won, but since he was clearly being given the really-nice-guy edit, I’m concerned that he may turn out to be a shmuck later. I hope not, I liked him. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/melantha.chimera Eileen Duffy

      I am SO happy we’re back!
      I’ll have a mojito, please. :)

    • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

      OK, somebody needs to start keeping a tally of how many times Anya says something along the lines of “I’ve never done this before” or “It’s my first time doing [whatever].” AND another tally on Anthony Ryan’s casual mentions of his testicular cancer.

      • http://www.facebook.com/slavetothegrinds Adrian Michelle

        on another board I post on for some shows they have a cliche’ contest and everyone puts thier guesses in in the beginning of the season. the main one that does this is hell’s kitchen..like counting “shut it down””donkeys” or weird shit gordon does like throwing food. it’s intresting to see the end of season counts

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

          Linky?

    • Anna Kane

      I loved what Anya said: something along the lines of, “I’m going to make pants, even though I’ve never done them before. I’m using my common sense.

    • Anna Kane

      I loved what Anya said: something along the lines of, “I’m going to make pants, even though I’ve never done them before. I’m using my common sense.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P7ERFOWUX4XY5KBXZFXWGGZLCU Bergere

      The rat scarf – This pattern comes from morehousefarm.com.  He said he designed it.   Really?  I have bought this a couple of times and made it.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I was thinking that garter stitch patterned rat looked awfully familiar. 

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

        Oh, like I needed another knitting site to oooh & ahh over…but thanks…gotta have those hedgehog mittens!

    • Anique Ashraf

      Ahhhh! My first time at T-Lounge!! And I made pasta! And grape juice (not old enough for wine). I lobe you guys. Giving hope to gays in Pakistan and the Muslim world you two and Project Runway are. And I am so serious here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

      As a “foreign speaker” (a Heidi speaker to be precise) I can tell you that Bert answered a nicely pronounced “Dankeschoen!” (thanks a lot!) after being told that he won. And Heidi answered “Bitteschoen!” (you’re welcome!). So either he is able to speak foreignheidilanguage or he is very well prepared. :)

    • Anonymous

      i think she might be a liar and really she does know how to make pants, she has sewn silk before, etc. etc. 

    • Anonymous

      yes!  what was that?  she got this evil look on her face and was PISSED that she didn’t win.  she scares me.  i’ll bet one of the apartment roommates wakes up to find her standing over them as they sleep, scissors in hand, REET! REET! REET!  REET! 

    • Anonymous

      totally agree with you there.

    • Anonymous

      i live in Utah.  this guys is certainly mormon, but straight?  hmmmm.  

    • Anonymous

      i HATED the pubic patch.

    • Anonymous

      How ’bout the stache on the makeup guy?

    • Anonymous

      Heidi really did look exquisite.  That dress in that color was amazing on her.  Nina looked totally pretty, too.