PR: Cecilia, Olivier and Joshua

Posted on August 02, 2011

Penultimate premiere episode dress-rip, darlings! We’re in the home stretch. Don’t falter in your bitchery now.
We’ll give Cecilia credit for two things:

1) She had some interesting clothes on her rack, indicating the strong point of view the judges value; and

2)She brought the drama and bitchiness before she even got cast. Keep your eyes on this one, minions.

She didn’t have much to work with, really. She lucked out in that, unlike a lot of the others, she was wearing a bright, adaptable color.

This look might not be perfect, but it’s very statement-making and memorable. What really caused us to sit up and take notice of her talents…

… is that we really can’t tell what was made out of what in this design. It’s like she magically transformed all of her materials into something more usable. Or she cheated. But the latter seems extremely unlikely, unless she smuggled in fabrics under her shirt and then hypnotized the entire cast and crew not to question where it came from.

So, no on the cheating; yes on the magical transformation.

As for the look itself, it’s colorful, EXTREMELY well executed, and pretty of-the-moment stylish. We like how shaped everything is. Too many of the entries kind of hung off the model, inadvertently pointing out how cheap or inappropriate to the task the fabrics were.

We’re not quite sure what she was going for with the skirt, but we’re going to assume this isn’t exactly what she had in mind. From the front it looks like she has a kangaroo pouch and from the back it just looks badly fitted. Still, the look overall was interesting and we’re pretty sure she’s going to be one of the contenders.

The judges, as we’ve said before, definitely pay more attention to the interesting-looking designers who dress stylishly. That’s not meant to take anything away from Precious Moment’s designs, but the conversation in this scene was as much about him and his personal style as it was about his work.

We’d say he had a decent amount of material to work with but he’s such a precious wee thing that we’re thinking his clothes all came to about half a yard of fabric, total.

It’s a decent enough idea, reasonably well executed.

Okay, we’re not exactly ecstatic over this design.

Not because it’s bad; it’s actually quite good. The very idea of making a suit was fairly original. The basic design elements and proportions are good.

It’s just that it’s all in that boring Calvin Klein-esque minimal style and we really don’t think that’s the way to go on what is essentially a fashion game show. People who made it to the end and eventually won did so because they could make dramatic clothes with definitive points of view.

And while we realize he was limited by his materials, a paper-thin jacket with sweatpant-heavy sleeves is more than a little odd. We suspect Precious Moments is more about adhering to a strict aesthetic than he is about practical concerns or doing something exciting. A decent entry, but it’s easy to see why it passed by without comment.

Miss Clinique Counter here is either going to be wildly entertaining or teeth-gnashingly obnoxious. Guess which prediction we’re leaning towards?

WERQ that shit, girl!

We were a bit disappointed. We thought he had a huge leg up on his competitors because the combination of hair care products and extensive bronzing led us to believe that his sheets must be a veritable Pucci print of smeared colors.

Instead we got a surprisingly boring look out of it.

It looks like he made the top out of his shorts and then the skirt out of his tank top. We approve.

But that weird patch of light blue on the waist band serves no point and draws the eye directly to that area.

And while we give him some credit for an interesting vest, it seems a little overthought considering how simple the other two pieces are. It also doesn’t quite feel like it goes with the rest of the outfit.

And finally, the styling here was terrible. That’s the one area we would have assumed a flashy queen like him would excel. So far, you’re all talk, Miss Brow Waxing.

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke/mylifetimecom - Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

    • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

      I thought that patch of blue on the front of the skirt was blue painter’s tape that was left on.

      • Anonymous

        I assume it came from his underwear, honestly.  It looks a little like the elastic band of a 2(x)ist brief.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, three more looks that I don’t recall at all.  Huh.

      • Anne Robotti

        OMG, RIGHT?? This is my absolute favorite thing about TLo doing PR posts – we get to really examine all the looks and I don’t remember like 90% of them this early in the game. It’s so much fun!! Especially since it’s not always obvious this early in the game who the winners are going to be, and a lot of times we end up saying, “Yeah, this person is one to watch even though the judges blew them off.”

      • Toni Mitt

        ITA.   Well, except I remember that orange skirt.  That whole outfit was interesting, as she dyed the sheet.  But that kirt was all ways of hideous.  Poochy, ass-baringly ugly.  Had it been a bit longer and a bit looser–I’ll bet that look could’ve won.   Or least impressed a lot more… 

    • Patsy Lester

      It’s funny; on the runway I thought Cecelia’s look was a trainwreck, particularly because of that pumpkin-butt thing it had going on.  However, in still pictures it really is quite nice.  I couldn’t see that interesting top at all on the runway.  Do you think those are chiffon ribbons over the orange fabric?  Or did she dye it? 

      • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

         I think it’s actually her shorts. They look like those shiny nylon basketball shorts and I think she did strips of the shorts in with strips of the overdyed tank top.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah her outfit was one of the most interesting. I’m also a sucker for opinionated women with strong accents! I’m rooting for her… 
          I’m kinda worried we’re going to get some lame ugly outfits this season…hopefully someone will get a strong point of view.

    • Anonymous

      Miss Clinique Counter? OMG you boys nailed it. I’m trying to keep my coffee down but the laughter is making it next to impossible!

      • Anonymous

        Ha! I know. What I loved was the photo transition from Precious Moments’ tastefully hued minimalist garment to Screaming Queen. I was *not* expecting that. It was like he popped up out of nowhere to do his impression of Paul Lynde.

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

      Cecelia was lucky.  The skirt is so badly fitted in back that if that slit had been 1/4 inch higher, she would have had a Ping moment.  I didn’t notice the interesting top on the runway, either.  The other two produced Meh outfits.

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

      Precious Moments!  I love it!  He is adorable isn’t he?  I loved his pre-show line.  The other two I’m already done with.  I was kind of bummed Miss Brow Waxing made it on, though I really did love that vest. 

      Put it with Cecelia’s skirt (properly fitted) and  a tank top of the same color as the skirt, and I think the vest would work.

    • Anonymous

      “People who made it to the end and eventually won did so because they could make dramatic clothes with definitive points of view.”

      Or Gretchen.

      • http://twitter.com/epilonious epilonious

        Gretchen collects Internet bitterness and turns it into successful jewelry collections.

      • Anonymous

        omg i know.  she’s just so…… annoying.  team MONDO!

      • Anonymous

        omg i know.  she’s just so…… annoying.  team MONDO!

      • Anonymous

        Ugh, that was definitely the worst win ever, but the truth is she DID have a point of view. It may not be a point of view we particularly like, but it’s a point of view nonetheless.

        • Anonymous

          I agree.  I don’t think she deserved to win (yay understatement!) – but there was never a garment that she made that you didn’t know was hers.

    • Anonymous

      Ahhh!  I am sooooooo happy for the TLo posts.  They make my day.

    • Anonymous

      Also, I like Cecilia’s outfit quite a lot, it’s more memorable than I remember.  But, I don’t remember her bringing the bitchiness… could someone remind me what that was about?

      • Anonymous

        She thought she was going to be one of the four going home and did some whining about that.

      • Anonymous

        Wasn’t she the one complaining over and over during the Casting Session Show about annoying Amanda (the high voice) who was one of the 4 that didn’t make the final 16?

        • Anonymous

          Yes, she was – and about how she will crush anyone who gets in her way. The initial casting panel gave her a “maybe” – according to one of them, out of fear.

          • Anonymous

            Ahhh… somehow I don’t remember that.  I did remember that she thought she’d be going home, but I found her lack of confidence somewhat endearing.  Thanks for the refresher!  

            • Anonymous

              You’re welcome. Though I think I made it sound more dramatic than it actually was (it was in the Road to the Runway casting special).

              I thought her lack of confidence was actually endearing, too. Especially since she had been so “I will crush you” before. But I like her.

      • Anonymous

        I liked her home visit, although wasn’t she the one with four unnamed birds in one cage? That seems a little strange.
         

        • Anonymous

          Oh no!  It’s going to be a lot harder for me to like her if this is true.  Birds in cages make my stomach turn.  Why do that to someone who can FLY??

          • Anonymous

            AND they were all 4 in a cage smaller than a banker’s box. None of them had names, and they were in their cage ON THE FLOOR NEXT TO THE SOFA

            • Anonymous

              :(

            • Anonymous

              How did I miss that?  Now I’m wondering if we’ll find out later in the season that she has her mother locked in the attic.

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

              or is Mum mummified in the basement with some stuffed birds?  Norman,,,,,is that you?
              bitchybitchybitchy

            • Anonymous

              How did I miss that?  Now I’m wondering if we’ll find out later in the season that she has her mother locked in the attic.

    • Anonymous

      Precious Moments…..brilliant TLO

    • Anonymous

      was it Valerie who was aufed for making a knit skirt like Precious Moments?

      Joshua’s styling is not very good, but I give a small bit of credit for not hiding the back detail with the model’s hair

    • http://twitter.com/EbookPublishHQ Kat

      I love your inventive nicknames, guys. Precious Moments! Miss Clinique Counter! Miss Brow Waxing! Heeeeeee.

      It’s shaping up to be a great season, I hope the second challenge lives up to this one…

    • scottyf

      Josh is already on my MAJOR shit-list because of the clip from a future episode of him breaking bad with Bert. I will beat him within an inch of his waxed eyebrows and bronzer.

      Since he can’t walk the runway, he’s going to style all of his models to look like him.

      • Anonymous

        Just wanted to say that I always love your comments!  You are one of my favorite posters!

      • Anonymous

        he is ever the little narcissist, isn’t he?  i wonder if we will get to see *him* cry — what fun that would be!! 

      • Anonymous

        “Since Josh can’t walk the runway, he’s going to style all of his models to look as much like him as possible.”
        That might well be my favorite comment of the year.

      • http://twitter.com/SarahBeth81 SarahBeth

        OMG. I just snorted vanilla coke out of my nose reading this. And that hurts, just fyi.  

      • http://twitter.com/SarahBeth81 SarahBeth

        OMG. I just snorted vanilla coke out of my nose reading this. And that hurts, just fyi.  

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

        Scotty, can I join you in beating up anyone who hurts your Bert?

      • Anonymous

        I said it before, I’ll say it again, if he gets a collection at Fashion Week, he’s totally going to be in the show. Probably going to try to open and close it himself.

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Why does Precious’s model look like she has a mullet??  Eek!

      • MilaXX

        My fav is the stunned look she has in the close up .  There’s giving face and then there’s deer in the headlights

      • MilaXX

        My fav is the stunned look she has in the close up .  There’s giving face and then there’s deer in the headlights

    • Lies L.

      Of these three, I liked Cecilia’s outfit best, despite the problems with the fit. I do think she came across as something of a crazy bitch. I’m not even sure why anymore. She just rubbed me the wrong way. I love Miss Clinique Counter so far. LOVE.

    • http://twitter.com/EbookPublishHQ Kat

      In that gym pic, Miss Brow Waxing also looks like she’s one of those muscleheads who are all ARMS ARMS ARMS MUST DO MORE BICEP CURLS…and who have no legs whatsoever. So henceforth I shall dub him Chicken Legs, if only to amuse myself.

    • Meg Burdett

      To my eye it looks like all she basically did was dye her orange shirt brown, add some detail there, and then make the skirt and jacket from the sheet.  Amiwrong?

    • Anonymous

      Cecilia: She’s fiery and she might hurt you (though she did look very defeated after the judges’ casting panel). I like her. The skirt issues were distracting – which is unfortunate, because there were actually some interesting things about the top, which I didn’t even notice until I watched Tim’s workroom critique online. Without the skirt problems, that would have been great. And I could still listen to that accent all day.

      Olivier: Oh, Olivier. I kind of love his personality so far and I appreciate his style, but he does have a minimalist aesthetic that I’m not sure is really going to work on the show. He seems to gravitate more towards neutrals, too, and I’m just not sure about that, either. I liked his design in the challenge, but I understood why it was in the middle.

      Joshua: His description of his target customer was priceless. His look was okay. Also, I noticed, if you watch, he wasn’t wearing a shirt when Tim woke them up (quelle surprise), but put on a tank top before they left – but I guess, otherwise, he really wouldn’t have had anything but a sheet to work with.

    • Anonymous

      Cecilia: No woman in her right mind would wear that skirt. No woman would ever say, “You know, I need to look like I have really fat, lumpy, saggy thighs.” The top was interesting (made from the shorts, using the wrong and right side of the fabric which she cut into strips and sewed together randomly, it looks like).
      Precious Moments: meh. I like him though.
      Miss Brow Waxing: I quite liked this. It’s simple, but seems well executed and that vest was adroables.

    • Anonymous

      “Miss Clinique Counter” – priceless.

      • Anonymous

        Totally! I almost choked on my croissant.

      • Anonymous

        Totally! I almost choked on my croissant.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Shouldn’t the designers lose points when you can see the model’s underpants? (Cecelia?)

    • Anonymous

      I liked Cecilia’s outfit, although the skirt looked like it was crawling up the model’s legs. If I were wearing it, I’d always be yanking it down. But the colors were great and there was clearly some ideas behind it. Loved how she positioned the sunglasses on the skirt.

      Didn’t like the other two outfits at all. Very forgettable. 

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

      As usual the posts are spot-on, imo. I would just like to comment on how much I ADORE the nickname Precious Moments. SO PERFECT

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I thought that blue patch was random duct tape for a  minute, until I realized that duct tape wasn’t one of their materials.

      I wanted to like Olivier’s clothes more than I did.  Oh, well.  Cecilia did a great job handling materials, but that skirt…

    • MilaXX

      Looks like Cecelia used her top and bottom to make the top and the jacket/skirt were made from the bed sheets. Cute outfit, and nice use of color

      Precious Moments didn’t interest me in the casting session and this boring entry hasn’t changed that.

      Clinique Counter made a cute look, but the blue in front and back is distracting. I just wanna know how he maintains those eyebrows while filming. Did he bring his own wax kit? Or is he a daily plucker?

      • Anonymous

        Re Eyebrows…
        Is it that rare to only have to attend to your eyebrows every few weeks? 

        I knew my eyebrows andlashes grew slow – but I didn’t realize that they grew that abnormally slow

        • Anonymous

          Brows grow in faster than lashes, because of course they do. I wish I only had to tend to my facial hair every few weeks. Tweezing is a daily occurrence for me.

        • Anonymous

          Brows grow in faster than lashes, because of course they do. I wish I only had to tend to my facial hair every few weeks. Tweezing is a daily occurrence for me.

        • Anonymous

          You’re lucky. Those of us with thick brows need to do some sort of maintenance grooming at least 2-3 times per week in order to keep them presentable.

        • Anonymous

          You’re lucky. Those of us with thick brows need to do some sort of maintenance grooming at least 2-3 times per week in order to keep them presentable.

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

          If I wax mine perfectly, I generally pluck about once a week or so, to get any stray hairs that pop up faster.  But usually they only really need to be waxed every 3rd week. 

        • Anonymous

          Depends on your genes. I have to De-Gallagher (what my husband and I call it, an homage to Peter Gallagher) once a week, at least. I just trim, though, but if I didn’t I might look like the Juiceman before too long.

        • MilaXX

          I get mine waxed every 2 weeks or I look like a caterpillar has taken up residence. I also check for the occasional stray in between. Brows that heavily groomed are going to require some maintenance.

    • Anonymous

      I actually liked all three of these looks, even Joshua’s.  It was the first to come out, and I recall being impressed at it’s non-pajamaness.  It’s not perfect, but it’s a pretty realized look, and I felt like it gave me a sense of his design.  Not a bad first effort.  

      Regarding Olivier: while it’s perhaps true that a minimalist aesthetic won’t win the whole shebang, there’s nothing wrong with a minimalist aesthetic.  And I liked the sweatpant sleeves– they looked almost like fleece on the runway.  

      I was surprised Cecelia wasn’t in the top three.  I suppose it was the booty issues that kept her out.  

    • aussiegal77

      Cecilia’s top completely escaped my notice on the runway – it is very well made and I love it.  My main concern was with the skirt, it didn’t appeal to me, nor the jacket.  But I have to give her props on executing a pretty good dye job considering she was freaking out about it.

      Olivier is a snooze fest thus far in terms of design even though he seems quite nice.  

      Josh M is hilarious and the kind of queen I want to be friends with, even if it’s just to steal his eyebrow waxing techniques.  The skirt and the jacket are both hideous and the tank top had marginal interest.  Girl needs to be bring it in the next challenge.

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

      Cecelia may have brought the drama & bitchiness, but not in a fun, entertaining way, like Santino or half the cast of Season 3.  I don’t think she’s going to be someone I’ll enjoy watching.

      I wish Josh had left off that white vest thing.  The top underneath looks like it could be interesting.

    • Anonymous

      I liked Cecelia’s look, but was not crazy about the proportions of the skirt. I think some of it was unintentional, but it looked good on the runway. I like Cecelia mostly because she was the first (and “only”, I think) designer to jump up and hug Rafael when he was auf’d. And, like Heidi, I’m absolutely in love with Precious Moments. He’s adorbs and I want to take him home and keep him in a lovely little box gently wrapped in tissue paper. His outfit was fine given the constraints of the challenge. I dig his aesthetic, but hope to see him mix it up and do some daring designs.

    • Anonymous

      I just look at Joshua and I want to slap him. Seriously. And Precious Moments I would like to give a kitten to. Their outfits were forgettable and I had indeed completely forgotten what they looked like. Cecilia’s was a bit interesting and I kind of liked how her colors came together, but that skirt and jacket were pretty darned unflattering.

      • Anonymous

         LOL- Give Precious Moments a kitten.

        • Anonymous

          Precious Moments IS a kitten.

      • Anonymous

        I had forgotten Joshua’s and Olivier’s outfits too. I’m looking at them here and thinking, Did I doze off for a few minutes during the runway part of the show? And I wish I could forget Cecilia’s!  That poof masquerading as a skirt is in the far outlying suburbs of hiddy.  Gah!

        Give Precious Moments a kitten!  Perfect!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t mind Olivier’s minimalism (indeed, I’m rather fond of minimalism), but I do mind the fact that a kid who didn’t go to England until he was 16, and who was, in fact, born in Ohio, tarts himself up with a British accent. 

      I’d like to know a bit more about Cecilia’s top.  Did she use different fabrics, or is that a multi-colored dye job?  Either way, good work.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRM766RS56X25A5742XLACK2LM Sam

        My brother and I were watching the “meet the designers” show before the actual show and were trying to figure out where Olivier was from. He speaks with a British flair, but his dialect and continuity is all over the place.

        We guessed Australia, but then found out he was faking.

      • Anonymous

        That accent is so annoying. (Although I went to high school overseas with British/Irish/Scottish kids–among others–and picked up an accent as well. Didn’t realize it at all until I moved back to the States at sixteen and people commented on it.)

        • Anonymous

          If you watched UK’s Project Catwalk, the mentor (the Tim Gunn ‘character’) there was American, and every now and then a word would come out with a British inflection. It’s very easy to do. I’m not British and I say Ahn-velope rather than En-velope and Eyther rather than Ee-thur. Someone who moved all over the place is bound to have an accent that’s a little here, a little there. Remember Malan?

      • Anonymous

        I thought the move at 16 was a sign of a fake too, except on second viewing there was somewhere else he moved to before that — at a very early age — that I didn’t catch in that same exchange, and by the reaction of the people (was it during auditions with Seth Aaron?) listening it seemed he must have said an exotic foreign locale. But I could be wrong. I didn’t watch it a third time.

      • Anonymous

        I thought the move at 16 was a sign of a fake too, except on second viewing there was somewhere else he moved to before that — at a very early age — that I didn’t catch in that same exchange, and by the reaction of the people (was it during auditions with Seth Aaron?) listening it seemed he must have said an exotic foreign locale. But I could be wrong. I didn’t watch it a third time.

        • Anonymous

          I, too, seem to recall something like that: I want to say that he said he had moved to Taiwan (maybe?) with his parents. Although, perhaps I’m imagining that.

        • Anonymous

          He went to the West Coast, and then Taiwan.

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

        He’s not necessarily faking.  My husband picks up a trace of an accent anytime he’s around it for more than a week.  His boss is the same way — I once saw him pick up a Boston accent from speaking with a client for ONE night.  Granted, it wasn’t lasting but depending on how long Precious Moments was in London, the English accent could have become permanent.

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

        He’s not necessarily faking.  My husband picks up a trace of an accent anytime he’s around it for more than a week.  His boss is the same way — I once saw him pick up a Boston accent from speaking with a client for ONE night.  Granted, it wasn’t lasting but depending on how long Precious Moments was in London, the English accent could have become permanent.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think he’s necessarily faking either. I just have to spend two days in Miami with my Cuban family and I start sounding like Ricky Ricardo.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think he’s necessarily faking either. I just have to spend two days in Miami with my Cuban family and I start sounding like Ricky Ricardo.

        • Anonymous

          I also quickly adopt accents. (I once spent time in England hanging out with a woman from Edinburgh and ended up talking with a broad Scots accent.)  However, it goes away.

          • Anonymous

            (BTW, I love that Sargent portrait.) I guess I don’t care if he’s tarting it up; he makes me think of rainbows and bunnies and My Little Pony and it somehow all fits. I just went back and read TLo’s comment calling him a “wee precious one” and I broke out in giggles.

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

            Yeah, it usually does, but if you stay in that environment long enough, it can become permanent.

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

      I liked Cecilia’s look, although the skirt was not without its problems. The vent on the back of the skirt seemed to be letting air out of the front.

      And I actually like Precious Moments’ outfit better in the photos because I can see the details. I still hate the front of that shirt. I didn’t realize that his pants became the sleeves. Do you think he just used the each pant leg without having to take them in at all?

      And I can see Clinique Counter’s shirt in the photos. I like it, even if it isn’t totally innovative. Hate the blue patches on the skirt.

      Didn’t Barbie say that she was the only person to do three pieces? Methinks she didn’t watch the runway show at all.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I wondered about Barbie’s comment. Didn’t seem as if she watched the same show as several people did three pieces. (Although perhaps that comment was filmed before everyone else was finished?)

        • Anonymous

          I think Barbie lives in Barbieland and doesn’t see or hear much past her own nose.

      • Anonymous

        She’s not the brightest crayon in the box to begin with.

        • Anonymous

          “Are you speaking foreign?”

          • Anonymous

            Giving her the benefit of the doubt, I choose to believe she was being jokey to cover the fact that she didn’t recognize the language right off the bat.

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

      Miss Clinique Counter. I love it.

    • Anonymous

      I think Joshua’s garment is kind of cool, not counting the blue painter’s tape, of course. It looks like it got stuck on the skirt accidentally and no one noticed (which seems impossible, but there’s no other explanation that I can come up with). I love the vest. I’d wear it in a minute.

      Cecelia’s bandeau top is pretty fabulous, but I do not understand that skirt. A kangaroo pouch is never attractive unless you’re a kangaroo.

      There sure were a lot of micro-minis on that runway.

    • Anonymous

      Precious Moments!
      Miss Clinique Counter!

      Oh, this is going to be a fun season!  

    • Dana McGarry

      did moving to lifetime mean they can no longer use an iron?  the shitty sewing on all of these could probably have been helped by a good pressing.  or is their sewing just so bad that an iron can’t even help? i’ve watched PR from the 1st episode, and am shocked at not only the lackluster design, but the lack of basic sewing skills.  *sigh*

    • betty language

      did moving to lifetime mean they can no longer use an iron?  the shitty sewing on all of these could probably have been helped by a good pressing.  or is their sewing just so bad that an iron can’t even help? i’ve watched PR from the 1st episode, and am shocked at not only the lackluster design, but the lack of basic sewing skills.  *sigh*

    • betty language

      did moving to lifetime mean they can no longer use an iron?  the shitty sewing on all of these could probably have been helped by a good pressing.  or is their sewing just so bad that an iron can’t even help? i’ve watched PR from the 1st episode, and am shocked at not only the lackluster design, but the lack of basic sewing skills.  *sigh*

    • Anonymous

      I find Josh’s eyebrows mesmerizingly distracting…I can’t stop staring at them…

      LOL at Miss Clinique Counter…he needs his own WERQ post :)

      • Anonymous

        I’m replying to your post, just so the TLo world gets 2 pug pictures in a row.

        • Anonymous

          Sweet!  Pug Power ACTIVATE! :)

    • Anonymous

      I kind of love Joshua M. I don’t know why, I just do. It’s funny that you dubbed him Miss Clinique Counter because part of the reason I love him is he reminds me of a makeup artist I worked with when I worked for NARS.

    • Anonymous

      Love the nicknames– hooray for another season!

    • Anonymous

      I like Cecila’s from the front. Amazing transformations get high marks. The shoulder and sleeve of the little bolero is cute too. The back of the skirt is very bad though.

      Mr. Green disappoints. Maybe next time.

      The thing with Mr. Clinique Counter’s is that it looks so similar to what he had on. Except with a pillowcase vest.

    • Anonymous

      Why is Cecelia’s skirt shorter in the front?  Was that a deliberate choice or done simply as a way to deal with not enough fabric?  One thing I don’t like about PR designers in general is that they almost always make gyno mini-skirts.  I know that girls wear short skirts to clubs but in my daily life in NYC I just don’t see many people wearing skirts this short on a regular basis.  So why must all PR designs barely cover the good china?  Boring.

      Miss Clinique Counter needs to hook up with Mormon Josh asap.  Otherwise, he can leave any time and take his waxing kit with him.  Precious Moments is a little too affected for my taste.  He’s very much in the Malan Breton mold.  And may last just as long as he did.  Cecelia is a bitch.  She couldn’t stop nattering on about how the judges just didn’t get her.  Annoying, the lot of them.  Next!

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for reintroducing “the good china” line.
        Best.
        Comment.
        Ever.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for reintroducing “the good china” line.
        Best.
        Comment.
        Ever.

        • Anonymous

          I thought of the Peach line too when I saw this skirt, but there’s showing the good china and then there’s having a V slot in the back that looks like it’s meant to give directions for where to start the party.

    • Anonymous

      I kind of have the fruit fly hots for Miss Clinique Counter, and I think he’s a hoot so far.  But honey, that blue patch (indeed looking like painter’s tape) was just odd.

      I hate Cecelia already.  I was going to have to hate Amanda because she made my teeth ache…but she didn’t get in, so Miss Bitchpants here has drawn my ire for obvious reasons.  The ideas in her outfit are good, but I thought we were going to have total taco flash as the model walked.  No one wants to look like The Great Pumpkin is eating her lower half.

      And Precious Moments?  Serious skills to make those materials look fitted and decent (it would have taken a can of starch to make a bedsheet not look a bit wrinkled).

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

         No one wants to look like The Great Pumpkin is eating her lower half.  ROFL

    • Anonymous

      Oh me, oh my…more looks inspired by Macy’s. Does no one go to Van Maur or Saks. How I long for those Marshall Fields days of style.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t realize until seeing the pictures here that half of the top Clinque Counter made is navy.  Where did that fabric come from?  Is it the underside of his shorts?

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

      Cecelia’s skirt is verging into the OB-GYN school of fashion, and the back of the skirt is just not well-executed. 
       bitchybitchybitchy

    • Anonymous

      Awww, you have to hand it to Joshua (Miss Clinique Counter) for giving the verklempt other Joshua a hug. Or perhaps he was looking for a date? And as awful as the “painters tape” stripe was, MCC knew not to bore Nina.

      And I think Cecelia’s fit borders on heinous. Orange elephant shorts?

    • Anonymous

      Precious Moments’ model looks disturbingly like Casey Anthony.

    • Mariah J

      All three of those entries are downright fugly. That orange/red skirt? HORRIBLE The top part of her look is good though.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      I hated Cecelia’s crotchtacular skirt, horrible

    • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

      Precious Moments wants to show you his newest design.

      http://www.preciousmoments.com/resources/productImages/109012_l.jpg

    • Anonymous

      Re: Miss Clinique Counter: It probably shouldn’t look like more time was spent styling yourself than the model, just saying.

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

      I’m frankly surprised y’all didn’t trash that orange monstrosity of a skirt Cecelia sent down.  It gave her model a heinous FUPA, and that little slit in the back of that too-short hem made it look as though her model could take a crap without having to hike up her skirt one millimeter.  

      Horrible.  I can’t imagine what she thought it would look like, but to me, it is one of the worst things I have ever seen on Project Runway.  Far worse than those “snowboarding” pants which everyone hated.  

    • Anonymous

      OK, is everyone there aiming to please Miss Klum or is it just the lack of fabric ?
      Miss Sour-bitchy-pussy might very well be a witch when it come to fabrics transformation but the skirt was an ugly (and short) mess.
      As for the 3 of them, well I stand by what I said before : boring and drab colors !
      Yes, I wear only grey and black, why do you ask ?

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

      “the combination of hair care products and extensive bronzing led us to believe that his sheets must be a veritable Pucci print of smeared colors”

      LOL!

    • Anonymous

      Well, if I had to *wear* one of this lot it’d be Precious Moments’ hands down. This is not usually a sign of a PR winner.

       Cecilia gets more mileage than her garments’ construction & shapes deserve because she had color, and subtlety of color and, as you stated (in different words), it was hard to look at the model and think “poorly dyed sheet.”

      “Miss Clinique Counter” – Now I’ll never remember his name! Forget-able outfit extraordinaire, despite his attempts to do interesting angles & shapes.

    • Anonymous

      “Precious Moments”, “Miss Clinique Counter” – OMG, you boys SLAY me!!!!

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        Ditto – a joy to read.

    • http://twitter.com/sockandaphone Gaby

      Miss Clinique Counter….I giggled. For a long time. Good job, Tlo XD

    • Anonymous

      The top Cecilia made is really rather fabulous. I wish she had kept that and ditched the shrug, which looks like the bedsheet it is.

    • Anonymous

      From the waist up, Cecilia’s look is a contender. Love whatever she did to create the bodice. Not so much the shrug/jacket. But I cannot get past that skirt disaster. I can’t tell if its badly designed or just badly executed but the final result is that it just looks like its two sizes too small and riding up right to the good china.

      As for the other two: I think you’ve nailed the nicknames and that’s the only noteworthy thing about their participation this week.

    • spooki C

      That orange skirt needs to be burned! I didn’t notice the rest of the outfit because I was too busy staring the the skirt waiting for the poor model’s crotch or butt to pop out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PT63FDDHMIUTUPJ7PQWB2VXBZE Joe

      Miss Clinique Counter looks like Hedda Lettuce?

    • Anonymous

      Who’s making cracktastic comments now?!?! Cecilia’s entry was ugly, unflattering and borderline pornographic. YUCK. TLo, were you looking at the same outfit I was??