PR: Last but not…okay, maybe.

Posted on August 24, 2011

For our last set of rippings this week, we saved three looks that were about as bland as looks can get in a design competition.

Bert

After last week’s hissing fest between Bert and Viktor, and with both of them making very similar LBDs this week, we think they’re both a lot more alike than they want to admit.



Shrug. We don’t know what to say. You could find this dress in any department store at just about any price point. That’s about as damning a statement one can make about a design competition entry. More and more, it’s looking like Bert won the first challenge by directly addressing the judges’ criticisms and reservations about his work, but every entry since then has basically proven the judges’ original assessment correct: not modern or fresh in any way.

Olivier

Maybe using “bland” as a descriptor for this look isn’t fair, because he definitely tried to do something interesting with the design.


Because those side panels are definitely … something, aren’t they? We’re not quite sure what, but at least we’re not looking at a standard LBD.


This is colorless and curiously sexless, badly fitted and badly sewn.It looks nothing like Nina at all. We can sort of see the concept and picture it rendered impeccably, but even then it’s not a very interesting design or likely to be worn by Nina.

Bryce


Yawn.



It’s another department store dress. It’s cute in its own way (except for that horrifying hem), but it’s as standard as can be. Bleh. We wish we had more to say about all three of these looks, but they sure don’t inspire much conversation.

Hopefully, we’ll have more to say tomorrow night, when we’ll be appearing on the Derek and Romaine Show on SiriusXM Radio. We’ll be chatting about all things bitchy with those two bitches, from Project Runway to the A-List. Even better, now’s the chance for all Bitter Kittens to talk directly to T Lo. We’ll be sitting in around 8 PM (we are so going to need coffee for that) and Minions and Precious Unborn Fawns alike are encouraged to call us at 866-305-6887. We promise we’ll be nice. And if you just want to listen in, Derek and Romaine are on SiriusXM OutQ 108. And if you want to listen in, but don’t have Sirius radio, you can set up a free trial account here. And if you want to listen in but don’t don’t have Sirius radio and don’t want to set up a trial account, well, you’re SOL, bitches.

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

Tags: ,

  • Anonymous

    That’s her elbow as she’s turning. It took me a minute to figure it out, too.

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

      Ah. Good eye.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks, GT, because I was scared of that vesty-what-the-heck thing.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

          And didn’t Nina specifically say: “No gray.”?

          Of course, she didn’t announce an edict against a wrinkled mess with half vest — but who woulda thunk it for her?

          Bert’s lazy and Bryce is boring. Except when Bert’s boring and Bryce is lazy.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

            Back in the early ’90s there was a $5 & $10 clothing store in a mini-mall, where I could occasionally pick up something or other cute.

            I might have found Bert’s or Bryce’s look there — and bought either – but would have passed up Olivier’s.

  • Aly Light

    I see something Nina-esque in Olivier’s design, but the execution totally ruins the whole thing, and while I think I can see where he was going with the pant length, I could not imagine Nina wearing something in that line between full-length and capri.

    Bryce’s outfit looks like a stewardess’s uniform. Mentally put a silly hat on his model’s head. There-ya-go. What was he thinking?

    I can’t figure out who’s going to ask to be Auf’d first– Cecilia, who’s explicitly announced her desire to leave, or Bert, who keeps implicitly declaring that he wants to go home with his passionless designs.

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

      Don’t count out Bryce! He, too, has been circling the bowl for a few challenges now.

      • Anonymous

        I agree.  I guess when he said he had to bring it this week, he was referring to ‘an ugly ill-fitting dress stuck together with glue.’

        • Anonymous

          You know, with that accent of Olivier’s that ebbs and flows like the tides, maybe he said he was going to bring “shit” this week, not “it.” If that’s the case, then he delivered.

      • Aly Light

        Oh, I think he’s a mess– he entered the competition saying that he loved over the top, over-designed stuff, and he’s been churning out the most basic dresses pretty much the entire time. He seems lost, but I think he still *wants* to be there. I just keep imagining either Bert or Cecelia straight-up saying “I’m over this, I want to go home now.”

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

        HA! Circling the bowl.  That’s awfully good.

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

        HA! Circling the bowl.  That’s awfully good.

    • Anonymous

      You know, I’m pretty sure I have figured out who’s going to ask to leave first and I think we’ll find out the answer tomorrow.

  • Aly Light

    I see something Nina-esque in Olivier’s design, but the execution totally ruins the whole thing, and while I think I can see where he was going with the pant length, I could not imagine Nina wearing something in that line between full-length and capri.

    Bryce’s outfit looks like a stewardess’s uniform. Mentally put a silly hat on his model’s head. There-ya-go. What was he thinking?

    I can’t figure out who’s going to ask to be Auf’d first– Cecilia, who’s explicitly announced her desire to leave, or Bert, who keeps implicitly declaring that he wants to go home with his passionless designs.

  • Anonymous

    Dull

    Duller

    Dullest

    Say what you will about Julie, but at least she kept things interesting.   You can’t get more pedestrian than these looks.

    • Aly Light

      Yeah, whatever happened to keeping cracky participants in because they had “a point of view”? It kept things interesting.

    • Anonymous

      Say what you will about Danielle but at least she used some color (tho maybe not a good one for Nina) and what she made was well made. Oh, and Bert – she DOES want to be in the competition .

  • Anonymous

    What has happened to Olivier’s tailoring skills?. It’s so ill-fitting. It’s sad that Anya pulled off a better garment than him

    Yawn elsewhere

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

      I too wonder where Olivier’s tailoring ability went during this challenge. Those side panels are odd, to say the least. 

      • Anonymous

        His tailoring ability seems to have been cavorting somewhere with his ability to speak intelligibly. Both are MIA.

  • Anonymous

    I completely forgot about all of these. Wow. What a bunch of yawners. Was Bryce the one gluing at the last minute? If not, how the hell else can we explain that hem??!!

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

      I know, right?  It looks like the puckering that one gets from gluing fabric (I should know, I do it all the time on cuffs that come loose — but only on materials where it won’t matter)  but if you look at it closely, you can see a hem seam.

      • Anonymous

        I wondered if it was staples. I stapled a hem oncce in college , but I was skinny, 19 and not a designer so I got away with it – but it looked about this bad.

  • Anonymous

    I completely forgot about all of these. Wow. What a bunch of yawners. Was Bryce the one gluing at the last minute? If not, how the hell else can we explain that hem??!!

  • Anonymous

    Well, just color me surprised, that this mofo wasn’t in the bottom three! I don’t think he should have been sent home because Julie, sweetie you earned that auf’d. But, come on for the love of spaghetti! I was so certain he would land in the bottom, when Heidi seemed to be making notes regarding that crime of a hem. Shows you how much I know! Not squat! The dress itself was meh at best, a circa 1982 or 83 knit wear mini dress. And didn’t Ms. Garcia say, no minis?! How he ended up safe is something I would love to know. So, MK, Heidi, Nina and you too Ms. Coles, start explaining. You, Keri Washington can stay home because hon, you bring nothing to the table. But, the rest of y’all get to splaining. I’m waiting…  *crickets* Still waiting. ..*arms folded tapping right foot* Hellllllllllooooo!! *turns around and walks out of room muttering, ‘stupid Bryce, lucky Bryce!’* 

    As for Bert’s cheap “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” LBD and Oliveeeer’s griddle/workman’s belt get-up zzzzzzzzzzzzz, snoooooze town!

  • Anonymous

    Well, just color me surprised, that this mofo wasn’t in the bottom three! I don’t think he should have been sent home because Julie, sweetie you earned that auf’d. But, come on for the love of spaghetti! I was so certain he would land in the bottom, when Heidi seemed to be making notes regarding that crime of a hem. Shows you how much I know! Not squat! The dress itself was meh at best, a circa 1982 or 83 knit wear mini dress. And didn’t Ms. Garcia say, no minis?! How he ended up safe is something I would love to know. So, MK, Heidi, Nina and you too Ms. Coles, start explaining. You, Keri Washington can stay home because hon, you bring nothing to the table. But, the rest of y’all get to splaining. I’m waiting…  *crickets* Still waiting. ..*arms folded tapping right foot* Hellllllllllooooo!! *turns around and walks out of room muttering, ‘stupid Bryce, lucky Bryce!’* 

    As for Bert’s cheap “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” LBD and Oliveeeer’s griddle/workman’s belt get-up zzzzzzzzzzzzz, snoooooze town!

    • Anonymous

      Yep, Ms. Garcia most certainly said “No minis”, and how many did we see on the runway? More than a couple, I believe. At least Bert’s is a tasteful length.

      My mantra for this episode has been “why did nobody listen?” It’s actually kind of shocking to me how much they didn’t listen. A lot of bad designs ended up in the middle because there was nowhere else to put them.

      I just don’t get how Bryce’s and Ol Iver’s were so wrong. Bryce’s dress, while cute, looks like something a 19 year old would wear (I can totally see a young Kate Moss in a well-made version of this dress). Ol Iver’s looks like patchwork, just like that disastrous vest he made for the 50-foot woman. I’m going to assume it’s a sloppy mess because he didn’t have time for decent tailoring. I think there is a touch of Nina in Olivier’s garment; in fact, I’m sure I’ve seen her in a pair of great pants, a t-shirt and a vest. But yikes! What a pile of nothing he made.

      I actually like Bert’s dress; unfortunately it’s just too basic. It does appear to be well made, but he didn’t listen either. I think he’s a stubborn old mule who won’t listen to anyone. He’s completely intractable.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with all you’ve said–I direct theatre, and at auditions I often explain how a certain character should be read and give some direction, especially if I see it a different way. At one audition I explained that this certain character was a blue collar worker that enjoys joking around, and laughs a lot–not to be gruff and disgusted with their job (which is how that character is, mistakenly, played a lot). Out of everyone who auditioned, ONLY 2 took my direction and at least tried it. One of those 2 got the part. It’s important to listen to advice, regardless if they are a theatre director or a fashion mentor or judge, or especially a client.

        These judges need to look at who listens to what the criteria is because those people can work well in the business. If they say don’t do something, the designers shouldn’t, but it’s up to the judges to call anyone out for not applying the directions–even if they end up safe in the middle.

  • Judy_J

    Those side panels on Olivier’s design look like a vest that is being worn without putting your arms through the arm holes.  Very strange.  And the fabric choices are bland and boring.  Bert’s dress is a big yawn.  Bryce’s dress is just ugly.  A trio of forgettable designs.

  • Judy_J

    Those side panels on Olivier’s design look like a vest that is being worn without putting your arms through the arm holes.  Very strange.  And the fabric choices are bland and boring.  Bert’s dress is a big yawn.  Bryce’s dress is just ugly.  A trio of forgettable designs.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, like one of those bracelet cuffs, but for your waist.  A waist cuff.  How flattering.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Yeah can you imagine anyone, female or male, wanting to clap more bulk around their waist?  Good idea Olivier.

  • Judy_J

    Those side panels on Olivier’s design look like a vest that is being worn without putting your arms through the arm holes.  Very strange.  And the fabric choices are bland and boring.  Bert’s dress is a big yawn.  Bryce’s dress is just ugly.  A trio of forgettable designs.

  • Judy_J

    Those side panels on Olivier’s design look like a vest that is being worn without putting your arms through the arm holes.  Very strange.  And the fabric choices are bland and boring.  Bert’s dress is a big yawn.  Bryce’s dress is just ugly.  A trio of forgettable designs.

  • aussiegal77

    I really want to call but I don’t think you want fan gurl shrieking then hemming and hawing then dissolving into tears of admiration finished with tearful sobs of I LOVE YOU TOM AND LORENZO!!!  WAAHHHHH!!

    That’s really not very dignified for all involved.

    Also – I’d forgotten about these 3 entries, for obvious reasons!

    • Anonymous

      Same here.  If I called, it would be like the skit from SNL with Chris Farley interviewing celebrities. “Uh, you remember that one time when you said Mondo’s outfit looked like it was made from office furniture?  That was funny.”

  • aussiegal77

    I really want to call but I don’t think you want fan gurl shrieking then hemming and hawing then dissolving into tears of admiration finished with tearful sobs of I LOVE YOU TOM AND LORENZO!!!  WAAHHHHH!!

    That’s really not very dignified for all involved.

    Also – I’d forgotten about these 3 entries, for obvious reasons!

  • aussiegal77

    I really want to call but I don’t think you want fan gurl shrieking then hemming and hawing then dissolving into tears of admiration finished with tearful sobs of I LOVE YOU TOM AND LORENZO!!!  WAAHHHHH!!

    That’s really not very dignified for all involved.

    Also – I’d forgotten about these 3 entries, for obvious reasons!

  • aussiegal77

    I really want to call but I don’t think you want fan gurl shrieking then hemming and hawing then dissolving into tears of admiration finished with tearful sobs of I LOVE YOU TOM AND LORENZO!!!  WAAHHHHH!!

    That’s really not very dignified for all involved.

    Also – I’d forgotten about these 3 entries, for obvious reasons!

  • Anonymous

    Olivierierier made the *worst* fabric choices for his design.  Don’t know what it was, but the finished product couldn’t be puckerierierier.  And to my old fart eyes, do not like the cropped, pleated?, 80′s sillouette of the pants with that jacket thing.

    Bert…since I am an old fart like him, I hope he steps it up a notch in the future…design wise.  Bryce?  Well, Bryce this looks like a “learn to sew” project for young girls.  Blerg.

  • Anonymous

    Olivierierier made the *worst* fabric choices for his design.  Don’t know what it was, but the finished product couldn’t be puckerierierier.  And to my old fart eyes, do not like the cropped, pleated?, 80′s sillouette of the pants with that jacket thing.

    Bert…since I am an old fart like him, I hope he steps it up a notch in the future…design wise.  Bryce?  Well, Bryce this looks like a “learn to sew” project for young girls.  Blerg.

  • Anonymous

    Olivierierier made the *worst* fabric choices for his design.  Don’t know what it was, but the finished product couldn’t be puckerierierier.  And to my old fart eyes, do not like the cropped, pleated?, 80′s sillouette of the pants with that jacket thing.

    Bert…since I am an old fart like him, I hope he steps it up a notch in the future…design wise.  Bryce?  Well, Bryce this looks like a “learn to sew” project for young girls.  Blerg.

  • Anonymous

    Olivierierier made the *worst* fabric choices for his design.  Don’t know what it was, but the finished product couldn’t be puckerierierier.  And to my old fart eyes, do not like the cropped, pleated?, 80′s sillouette of the pants with that jacket thing.

    Bert…since I am an old fart like him, I hope he steps it up a notch in the future…design wise.  Bryce?  Well, Bryce this looks like a “learn to sew” project for young girls.  Blerg.

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

    Forgot about these completely.
    Where can I get my own personal white business shirt with off-kilter beige napkin hip-mudflaps?

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

    Forgot about these completely.
    Where can I get my own personal white business shirt with off-kilter beige napkin hip-mudflaps?

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

    Forgot about these completely.
    Where can I get my own personal white business shirt with off-kilter beige napkin hip-mudflaps?

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

    Forgot about these completely.
    Where can I get my own personal white business shirt with off-kilter beige napkin hip-mudflaps?

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Bryce is skating the thin edge of Aufdom.   If this is the best he can muster after all the disasters he’s produced thus far, he’s my pick for who is next to go.  I’m really kinda shocked that Olivier didn’t end up in the bottom 3.  This is an unholy mess, doesn’t reflect the challenge in any way, (I mean can this go to evening????) and is an utter piece of crap in the sewing department.  Bert.  Oh Bert we really have been hoping you were gonna get your stuff together.  But clearly you don’t care enough to apply yourself to this thing you’ve involved yourself in.  The dress, while expertly cut and sewn is beyond bland. In some outrageously WOW color, just maybe.

    • Anonymous

      How come no one has mentioned the front slit of Bert’s dress is ridiculously and dangerously close to the good china? I couldn’t believe anyone on this earth would wear this dress out in public unless they were a hooker wanting to give easy access.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Yeah I really don’t get the front opening. Easy access? Bert thinking that would bring it some “edge”? Clearly the man has skills and talent, but he flat out doesn’t care to motivate himself enough.  He’s swimming with sharks and he’s gonna get eaten if he doesn’t up his game FAST.

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

    I sort of liked Olivier’s but was disappointed in Bert. And disappointed Bryce was not in the bottom 1.

    • Anonymous

      In the bottom 1 (ha), that’s what I thought too.

  • Anonymous

    Bert’s was something Nina would wear, but the slit is too high in the front and it is too safe.

    I like Olivier’s, but the colors are too pale. I can’t remember Nina ever wearing grey. Why did so many pick that as their main color? Odd. The pants are too short. But in darker colors I can see Nina wearing this.

    Bryce’s is putrid in every way. Bland, sloppy,  and boring.  After doing such a simple (yet completely inappropiate )look you would think he would have had time to finish the (way too short) hem perfectly. I think he was blowing smoke about Faliene’s skills, so no one would notice his lack.

    • Anonymous

      I really think you’re onto Bryce.  When someone protests and gripes and complains and points fingers as much as he did…..well, come on, what are hiding there yourself, mister?  I really really really am surprised it wasn’t the bottom 1, or even in the bottom 3.  Julie’s was bad, yes, btu there was something just a little interesting there – not for Nina, but still something.  Liked the color blocking and the color choices.  Boring girls showed some skill.  I would have had Bryce and Cecilia in the bottom 2, and honestly flip a coin, doesn’t matter which goes home but Bryce is so whiny I would have auf’ed him. 

    • Anonymous

      “Putrid!”  Haven’t heard that word in a while, but its use to describe Bryce’s sloppy mess of a dress is perfect!

  • Vaniljekjeks

    I have Bert’s and Bryce’s dresses in my closet.  They aren’t bad, I just got them both from H&M.  I wear them to go run errands.

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

      Are they looks that go from running errands during the day to running errands before bed? If so, they fulfilled part of the design challenge! WIN!

      • Anonymous

        I think you could hop right into bed wearing that sleep shirt that Bryce made. And not be a bit over dressed either.

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

          I actually own some dresses that do that — they were tank dress or t-shirt dresses that were too big when I lost weight.  And they are awesome as nightgowns:)

      • Anonymous

        I think you could hop right into bed wearing that sleep shirt that Bryce made. And not be a bit over dressed either.

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

      This comment thread is DELICIOUSLY bitchy.

  • Anonymous

    Bless LOLivier’s little minimalist heart. Of course every woman wants to wear something that looks like an unlaced corset around her boring shirt. Bryce needs to contact Forever 21 immediately and get off the show. How they booted Julie instead of this is beyond me.  Bert. Blah. ‘Nuff said.

  • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

    I have no recollection of Olivier’s outfit at all. None. Bert’s LBD could have done with some styling- how the hell did he not think to add a belt at least? It would have still been a run-of-the-mill LBD but would have at least had something to make it pop somewhat. Something about Bryce’s dress reminds me of a dress that I had in the 90′s from Express. I wore mine with black tights and Dr Martens.

  • Anonymous

    It’s weird. I remember that I liked the look of Olivier’s design in its 3 seconds on the runway. But looking at it here…I’m horrified. The sewing is terrible–look at that crotch seam!  And the top is all bunchy. But there’s still something to be said for his effort at a different concept–the vestless vest.

    Bert’s dress was just what TLo called it–generic department store dress. Except for that front pleat, which, when the model walked, threatened to expose all of the good china. It made me so nervous!  Bert sure does seem to be flagging. Already. He just seems out of it, and like he wishes he were somewhere else. 

    Bryce. That Hem. He was very lucky to have avoided the auf for a mess as egregious as that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/premal.laxman Premal Laxman

    What was that part where Bert said that Olivier would be in the bottom, while Olivier was sitting right next to him in the Interior Illusions lounge or whatever that back room is??

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

      He actually indicated he thought Olivier would be in the top, if I remember correctly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

      He actually indicated he thought Olivier would be in the top, if I remember correctly.

    • Anonymous

      Bert said he thought Olivier could be in the top, but he was siting right next to him. Which totally reinforced my suspicion that Bert is Aspie–unaware of surroundings, unable to sense personal space (NTs tend to know who is nearby).

  • Anonymous

    I liked the clean lines of the Bert dress, but as the all-knowing TLo point out, I could find it at Macy’s…not the best thing to say when in a design competition. Also, LOVED the shoes on Bert’s model.

    The other two….*snore*.

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

    About the only nice thing to be said about any of these is that Olivier’s looks like Olivier’s. Sure, it’s a hot mess. Scorching hot. But it recalls his audition rack. The other two…. I don’t know. If the designers’ names weren’t put on the other’s, I could probably tell Bryce’s was his– but just because it’s so shittily made. 

  • Anonymous

    Putting aside the blandboringfestofshite all these three are, does anyone ever use the Piperlime wall except for shoes?? Let alone thoughtfully?? I see an occasional bracelet, I suppose some non-descript earrings here’n'there. Tim obviously has it in his contract to prominently mention them. I realize this isn’t “Project Accessory” but honestly I can do a better job with my personal costume jewelry.

  • Anonymous

    Putting aside the blandboringfestofshite all these three are, does anyone ever use the Piperlime wall except for shoes?? Let alone thoughtfully?? I see an occasional bracelet, I suppose some non-descript earrings here’n'there. Tim obviously has it in his contract to prominently mention them. I realize this isn’t “Project Accessory” but honestly I can do a better job with my personal costume jewelry.

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

    I like Bert’s dress — not as a PR entry, but as a totally serviceable LBD that I could buy for under $50 and wear a lot.  It’s practical. 

    And I like Bryce’s (if better executed) in the same sense.  Olivier’s is just ick… I find it very hard to imagine a way it would work for anyone or anything. 

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

    I like Bert’s dress — not as a PR entry, but as a totally serviceable LBD that I could buy for under $50 and wear a lot.  It’s practical. 

    And I like Bryce’s (if better executed) in the same sense.  Olivier’s is just ick… I find it very hard to imagine a way it would work for anyone or anything. 

    • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

      Olivier’s actually reminds me of Rafael’s entry in the first challenge!

  • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

    Not only was it dull and ugly, but Bryce’s design was so simple—how could he have run out of time to finish that hem off properly? Awful.  Bert has not lived up to expectations, and I sure expected more from Olivier. But it’s Bryce that needs to go next.

    • PostsYouCanDanceTo

      Also damning of Bryce’s look is the fact that the only “Design-with-a-capital-D” elements about it were the leather shoulder treatments which you can’t see because his model’s hair completely covers them up.

      They might have saved him if the judges noticed them, but to hide them at all? Terrible instincts.

  • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

    After the contestants were all specifically instructed, “Don’t bore Nina,” I was shocked that none of these made it into the bottom.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah but they were told larger than life couture last week. I think they all decided the judges wanted boring regardless of what they say.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Bert’s was at least the best of all the LBD’s. But, it still seemed dated to me. Meh. Bert will still stay awhile though, for the drama.
    Olivier’s is boring as hell, and Trekkier than some of the garments that have been called Star Trek this season. I don’t find his style to be interesting at all. It’s not hard to just pair grays, whites, blacks and tans together, and he’s but one of many people who do it. Yawn. I hope he goes home soon. His fake accent and pretension are insufferable in his vacuum of talent.
    Bryce’s was the worst, in my book. Julie’s was pretty fug, and horribly made, but this is just as horribly made, and it is exceedingly simple and boring. Bryce has turned out absolute shit every single time. Time to go.

    • Anonymous

      How is Olivier’s considered an LBD? Am I missing something?

      • Anonymous

        I’m not sure what you mean? I didn’t say Olivier’s was a black dress. I said Bert’s was the best of the LBD’s, which, if memory serves me correctly, includes Bert, Viktor, and Bryce.

        • Anonymous

          I’m sorry, not you… I meant that T. Lo kept referring to Bert’s in particular as one of the LBDs and I was confused!

  • MilaXX

    DRAT! I won’t be home until late so I can’t listen in. Will it be cached somewhere? Any tech-y minions able to convert this to a podcast?
    Anyway back to the designers;
    Bert – the more I see of his work, the more I see him as just doing enough to stay in the game. That dress was a basic and boring as you can get. Unless he’s holding back until the end, I really don’t see any drive to win in him.
    Olivier – Ugly oatmeal clothes.
    Bryce – He’s barely staying in the game and this is the dress he makes to wow the judges? Send this boy home.

  • Anonymous

    Bert – Boring. He, to his credit, at least knew it wasn’t going to win, although he seemed quite fond of it nonetheless. The judges were initially concerned that his work was too simple and safe and I thought it was more subtle than simple, but Bert has been proving me wrong and them right in the challenges so far.

    Olivier – It does seem rather like panels for the sake of panels – and muted tones don’t tend to work very well for this kind of design and construction. As a designer in general, he has colour problems. It could be interesting if it were better sewn, but he’s been having some significant construction issues so far (witness this and last week’s vest-type thing).

    Bryce – I seem to recall Michael once saying something to the effect of “if it’s simple, it has to be impeccable” – well, impeccable this is not. I’m quite surprised that it wasn’t in the bottom: a poorly constructed dress that one could buy anywhere is not what one hopes to see in a fashion design competition.

  • Anonymous

    At least Bert’s was wearable.  And could have been worn by Nina.  That puts his ahead of some of the others.

    Olivier’s  so bad.

    And Bryce’s is a yawn.  He reminds me of one of the Top Chef contestants

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I thought Oliver’s look was interesting and had a subtle hint of Nina’s style, but these screencaps really do magnify the flaws in his design and sewing. I can’t exactly see Nina wearing this look straight off the runway, but I could see her in something modern and minimalist like it. I

  • Anonymous

    This all just reinforces the problem of day-to-night challenges. The only way to do it really is to make a night look that’s so boring it doesn’t raise eyebrows in the office, but who wants to watch a challenge full of purposely boring looks. Nina’s blacks, neutrals, simple silhouette sense of style doesn’t help either.

  • Susan Crawford

    When I watched the episode, and saw how Bert was headed, I kept yelling at the screen for him to “design a damn jacket, already!” Some glam little well-fitted throw-on that would make a perfectly acceptable LBD office dress werq at night for someone like NinaGahcia – but did he listen? No-o-o-o. OK, he didn’t figure it out enough to grab some extra, punchy fabric at Mood. But Bert, Bert, Bert – there were accessories. Sunglasses, ankle-strappy shoes in black and a nearly-invisible clutch didn’t kick this up into Nina-land, and you should have known that.

    Olivier, I truly expected more from you. Very disappointing.

    Bryce, you could have been cleaning up your space in the workroom for that mess of a hemline. I mean, if you had attempted some complex, uber-challenging conceptual design, I would cut you slack, bebe, but for a standard little sheath dress to have a crooked, wrinkled, uneven hemline – HEMLINE! – this bitter kitten says “mee-ouch.”

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    I like Bert’s the best but yeah, not exactly ground-breaking. That last one is not even department store-worthy. More like cheap knock-off/slutty party dress store at the beach where everything is made of cheap ugly fabric- worthy 

  • Anonymous

    Since this is the last post on last week, I just have to say I guffawed out loud at the previews for next week, and the race, and precious Oliieieieivier falling in injuring himself on a straight indoor track.  I CAN.NOT.WAIT. to hear what Tlo has to say about that.  And then I thought I was being mean and bullying to the wispy fashion kid who simply has no body strength in any of his limbs and never does anything physical at all, btu then realized, look, this is a competition of his peers!  He’s competing physically against a bunch of other people who were also chosen last for teams in phys ed, knocked out first in dodge ball, and never touched the ceiling climbing the rope.  And still he manages to be all dramatic about it (it appears from the promo).  CAN.NOT.WAIT!  

  • Anonymous

    Since this is the last post on last week, I just have to say I guffawed out loud at the previews for next week, and the race, and precious Oliieieieivier falling in injuring himself on a straight indoor track.  I CAN.NOT.WAIT. to hear what Tlo has to say about that.  And then I thought I was being mean and bullying to the wispy fashion kid who simply has no body strength in any of his limbs and never does anything physical at all, btu then realized, look, this is a competition of his peers!  He’s competing physically against a bunch of other people who were also chosen last for teams in phys ed, knocked out first in dodge ball, and never touched the ceiling climbing the rope.  And still he manages to be all dramatic about it (it appears from the promo).  CAN.NOT.WAIT!  

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

      Not necessarily — I’m sure there are plenty of athletic people in fashion.  More the point, he’s competing against a 57 year-old man who was an alcoholic for 20 years and does not appear to be in the greatest shape.  I’m pretty sure I could beat Bert, and I’m not exactly a fantastic runner.  (Of course, no way would you get me to run on TV anyway — It hurts, and I figure I could make do with whatever was left.)

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I bet Miss Clinique Counter ran track, and there are a couple of other jocks types hiding in the workroom.  But you’re right- Bert?  Viktor?  Bryce?  You don’t have to win the thing, but aiming to beat your athletic peer group isn’t too much of a stretch.  

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I bet Miss Clinique Counter ran track, and there are a couple of other jocks types hiding in the workroom.  But you’re right- Bert?  Viktor?  Bryce?  You don’t have to win the thing, but aiming to beat your athletic peer group isn’t too much of a stretch.  

      • Anonymous

        I bet Anya can run. You don’t go to the Miss Universe pageant with out putting some quality time in at the gym.

        • Anonymous

          I agree. On sheer physicality alone–I’m betting Miss CC and Anya will be 2 of the team captains tonight.

  • Anonymous

    I would think that ‘safe’ might be excusable for a dress-Nina challenge – better than sending out something patently ridiculous. But repeatedly safe is poison.

    I personally would keep well-executed ‘safe’ (Bert) over poorly-executed ‘safe’ (you choose one), but I tend to underemphasize the value of being on-trend, (probably because by the time I realize it’s a trend, it’s more than half-way to over), so I’m often not on the same scorecard as the judges.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing wrong with these looks (other than that hem) but nothing to write home about either.  Maybe it’s the faux accent or the incredible stink face he gave Bert when he wasn’t in the top three, but something about Precious Moments is scary. 

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

     What is with that hem? Is it the fabric? Did he run out of time? What in the world happened there? Shocked they put him through w/o mentioning it.

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

      he acts like going to college is such an extraordinary event that i cant even begin to imagine one so finely educated could possibly run out of time after creating such a garment so preposterous, & preposterously simple, & preposterously poorly made {etc & ect}.

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

      he acts like going to college is such an extraordinary event that i cant even begin to imagine one so finely educated could possibly run out of time after creating such a garment so preposterous, & preposterously simple, & preposterously poorly made {etc & ect}.

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

     What is with that hem? Is it the fabric? Did he run out of time? What in the world happened there? Shocked they put him through w/o mentioning it.

  • scottyf

    I apologize: I haven’t read all of the comments yet. However I don’t think I’m repeating anyone’s opinion with this one, lol.

    I’m hoping my Bertie Buddha Belly is playing a well thought-out game here.

    I’m hoping he realized that a target is put on the back of the first winner (in fact, on the episode after his win there is a clip in Atlas with the guys saying as much), and decided to lay low. I think everything he’s made since his win has been decently sewn (for the most part)–just not memorable or innovative. As I think he’ll show with the whole race thing on tomorrow’s episode, let the young folk do all of the heavy lifting while he lays back and listens to the critiques. Then he’ll wow them with his elegance and taste.

    Either that, or he’ll get auf’d in the next episode.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you on all counts. Rooting for Bert, but he’s got me worried.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you on all counts. Rooting for Bert, but he’s got me worried.

    • Anonymous

      So, I sort of agree with you. But I just remember Bert saying (in his audition tape, I believe) that he was on Project Runway to really push himself out of his comfort zone. I found that rather endearing, but thus far, I haven’t seen much of that. 

    • Anonymous

      So, I sort of agree with you. But I just remember Bert saying (in his audition tape, I believe) that he was on Project Runway to really push himself out of his comfort zone. I found that rather endearing, but thus far, I haven’t seen much of that. 

  • scottyf

    I apologize: I haven’t read all of the comments yet. However I don’t think I’m repeating anyone’s opinion with this one, lol.

    I’m hoping my Bertie Buddha Belly is playing a well thought-out game here.

    I’m hoping he realized that a target is put on the back of the first winner (in fact, on the episode after his win there is a clip in Atlas with the guys saying as much), and decided to lay low. I think everything he’s made since his win has been decently sewn (for the most part)–just not memorable or innovative. As I think he’ll show with the whole race thing on tomorrow’s episode, let the young folk do all of the heavy lifting while he lays back and listens to the critiques. Then he’ll wow them with his elegance and taste.

    Either that, or he’ll get auf’d in the next episode.

  • narita_rayna

    bryce has to be the next to go.  his designs have been lackluster & bland every week.  he makes stuff you can find at Mandee’s.  

    olivier has interesting ideas, but if it’s just going to be a sloppy gray nothing each week, he will be in trouble fast.  it’s easy to see what he’s striving for, but you have to squint & tilt your head to cover up all the puckering & wrinkles.  

    bert…  oh bert…  i really wanted to love him.  but he’s been coasting since the first challenge, acting pissy & passing up opportunities to wow the judges.  this is not a winning strategy.  

    • Anonymous

      See, it could be a winning strategy. Staying under the radar till the herd thins is tried and true. And being no-drama equates to no-interest. But I think he’s got to design something interesting/promising, preferably this week, or you’re right that his days are numbered.

  • narita_rayna

    bryce has to be the next to go.  his designs have been lackluster & bland every week.  he makes stuff you can find at Mandee’s.  

    olivier has interesting ideas, but if it’s just going to be a sloppy gray nothing each week, he will be in trouble fast.  it’s easy to see what he’s striving for, but you have to squint & tilt your head to cover up all the puckering & wrinkles.  

    bert…  oh bert…  i really wanted to love him.  but he’s been coasting since the first challenge, acting pissy & passing up opportunities to wow the judges.  this is not a winning strategy.  

  • Anonymous

    In order to stay longer, IMHO, Pwecious Olivieriorie better bust out of his neutrals comfort zone, and Bert had better get a little bit louder.  I think Bryce is doomed; he hasn’t shown anything in exciting design and he can’t execute, either – can’t blame his teammate for running out of time on this simple simple simple dress, can he?

  • Anonymous

    In order to stay longer, IMHO, Pwecious Olivieriorie better bust out of his neutrals comfort zone, and Bert had better get a little bit louder.  I think Bryce is doomed; he hasn’t shown anything in exciting design and he can’t execute, either – can’t blame his teammate for running out of time on this simple simple simple dress, can he?

  • Anonymous

    These weren’t terrible. They were just dull and boring, which is far, far worse. 

  • Anonymous

    These weren’t terrible. They were just dull and boring, which is far, far worse. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

    So bland I could not even remember Olivier’s or Bryce’s, and only remembered Bert’s because he’s, well, Bert. For such a simple dress, Bryce has no excuse for that hem.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

    So bland I could not even remember Olivier’s or Bryce’s, and only remembered Bert’s because he’s, well, Bert. For such a simple dress, Bryce has no excuse for that hem.

  • Anonymous

    Olivier’s color palate seems to run the full gamut between beige and grey.  He’s boring me to tears.

    ;My early and fervent love for Bert has totally disappeared.  Between his safe choices and his unfortunate personality issues I’m sensing villainy instead of hero.

    Bryce.  Surely he isn’t long for this competition.  His sewing skills are weak, his taste is non-existent.  That hem is atrocious.

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

      Can you believe that mess from “she didn’t cut on the grain” Bryce? He must have slept through his Hemming 101 class at whatever fancy school he went to.

  • Anonymous

    And I have to add, that in every case, except maybe Anya’s, these models have not helped the cause.  They all look sullen, depressed and/or irritated on the runway.  At least Anya’s gave a little over-the-shoulder look that showed a glimmer of animation. Bert was smart to put sunglasses on his model to hide her eyes! Could it be that this a much longer day than the edits show and by the time the runway starts they’re all hungry and crabby?  Because they certainly look it!

    • Now I am The Bee

      Amen to that.  This batch of models looks particularly PO’d.  Not a cheery face nor a great runway walk among them. 

    • Anonymous

      Agree. I normally don’t notice the models much, but this group seems particularly uninspiring. 

    • Anonymous

      Bert’s model has tattoos on her upper inner arms on the inside. In these stills, it looks like girl has forgotten to shave.

  • Anonymous

    Both Olivier’s and Bryce’s looks have no possibility of being “evening” done in those fabrics. And no relation to Nina in those colours. Tough to get it right when you make two bad choices right off.

  • Anonymous

    Boring!  I do have to say that of all three of these, Bert’s is the only one I can see Nina giving more than a glance to.

    Oliveier’s is one the most poorly fitted garments I’ve seen yet on PR, and that’s saying something.  Talk about an “insane crotch”!

    I have nothing to say about Bryce’s because there is nothing there.  Period.

  • Brian Moss

    How can two challenge-winning designers come up with clothes like these?  Help me out here … With Bert, there is no imagination or any original design involved in his uber-basic LBD, and Olivier’s … whatever it is … well, it demonstrates an aesthetic, sure, but the execution is so completely off, and the color story is just … bleh.  Were they just not trying?  Don’t get it.

    As for Bryce … I don’t see him lasting much longer.  After what we’ve seen thus far, I don’t expect much of a turn-around from him at this point.

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

    Oliver’s was pretty bad.  Frankly, I was surprised it wasn’t in the bottom 3.

  • Anonymous

    First : another one that I don’t quite and think quite highly of himself produced an ugly garment? Yes, Bryce, I’m talking about you !
    Secundly : I absolutely loved it when Bert said very seriously that he thought Olivier had a pretty good chance to win this one… Except that Olivier was sitting beside him. Oh Bert, I wish you would be as marvelous as I hoped you would be after that very first challenge.

    • Anonymous

      Not saying that this is the case – but any chance Bert didn’t have the right name with the right person – or was kidding.  Because no way was Olivierereoruwo going to be in the top.  So Bert was either Joking or had the wrong name for the person he was thinking belonged?

      • Anonymous

        considering how douchy Bert can be, I think it was most certainly a joke. Bert knew Oliviiviviier was sitting right next to him and was being sarcastic.

      • Anonymous

        considering how douchy Bert can be, I think it was most certainly a joke. Bert knew Oliviiviviier was sitting right next to him and was being sarcastic.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know about it. Bert stated clearly that he liked Olivier’s aesthetic in the first episode.
        If Bert was going to be bashful, I think it would have been about someone he found annoying and somehow I don’t think it’s the case with Olivier who is so calm and focused.
        Anyway, that would say a lot about Bert’s taste, because I agree that Olivier’s entry was top three material.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t mind Precious Moments’ design (I like the neck and shoulders, and I think the fest [faux vest] is kind of interesting.  But this is horribly sewn (couldn’t tell so much on TV)–really beneath what I think is his skill level.

    And the poor boy needs to understand…just because he wants to look pale and washed-out and recede into the background, does NOT mean that fashion-forward women want to!  With all that color at Mood, he heads to the bland section every week.

    As far as I’m concerned, Anya is definitely a pet, because I don’t see that her jumpsuit is anything but a version of Bert’s dress.  Both were a yawn in my book.

    And Bryce is lucky he didn’t land in the bottom, because those cats would have dug their claws in DEEP over that nightmare hem.  It looks like the first one I ever sewed on knit, where I thought I was supposed to stretch the shit out of it to keep it flat.

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

    Bryce needs to GO.

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

      Thoughts/reasons:

      1) Who can’t pull off a gray, jersey dress?  Forget off grain–the front panels are completely lopsided.
      2) Why does the hem look like it has rocks in it!?
      3) This is so under-designed it’s offensive. The fact that he churned out an oversized tutu for the ‘think big’ challenge should have gotten him aufed.
      4) Look at the armhole–why is it SO ROUND?  I mean, there’s the padding, but that doesn’t explain how far it extends.
      5) I just don’t understand at all how this asswipe is still in the competition.  He walks around being all like ‘I’m just out of school, everything is fresh in my mind.’ And then he churns out a dress that I designed for my second project (athletic inspired apparel) that I got yelled at for because it was–and I quote–”Blander than a Gap sales rack.” Why is this kid in fashion? He’s AWFUL.

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

      Thoughts/reasons:

      1) Who can’t pull off a gray, jersey dress?  Forget off grain–the front panels are completely lopsided.
      2) Why does the hem look like it has rocks in it!?
      3) This is so under-designed it’s offensive. The fact that he churned out an oversized tutu for the ‘think big’ challenge should have gotten him aufed.
      4) Look at the armhole–why is it SO ROUND?  I mean, there’s the padding, but that doesn’t explain how far it extends.
      5) I just don’t understand at all how this asswipe is still in the competition.  He walks around being all like ‘I’m just out of school, everything is fresh in my mind.’ And then he churns out a dress that I designed for my second project (athletic inspired apparel) that I got yelled at for because it was–and I quote–”Blander than a Gap sales rack.” Why is this kid in fashion? He’s AWFUL.

    • Anonymous

      Bryce seems like he’s either going to be gone next week, or a designer who gets shockingly far seemingly because the judges forgot he was in the competition and suddenly realized they haven’t eliminated him yet two or three episodes before fashion week. 

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

    Bryce needs to GO.

  • Anonymous

    Olivier has created a new category of garment- the strapless vestier (vest/bustier)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Suzanne-Wood/1663511446 Karen Suzanne Wood

    I’m not making excuses, I’m not. But let’s see, Nina said she didn’t like…. well, anything. “I don’t like this, I don’t like that, I don’t like poopydoopploompockfeckityblechmeckyakitysmakity…bleh, bleh, bleh..”. 

    (shrug) This is what’s left when you don’t like anything. Or a gold shirt with wrinkly trousers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Suzanne-Wood/1663511446 Karen Suzanne Wood

    I’m not making excuses, I’m not. But let’s see, Nina said she didn’t like…. well, anything. “I don’t like this, I don’t like that, I don’t like poopydoopploompockfeckityblechmeckyakitysmakity…bleh, bleh, bleh..”. 

    (shrug) This is what’s left when you don’t like anything. Or a gold shirt with wrinkly trousers.

  • Anonymous

    Yawn.  Don’t even feel like saying anything.  Except, when is there going to be a two day challenge?  I’m so tired of looking at ugly, unfinished clothes.  B and M like the drama that ensues when designers have a ridiculously short amount of time, but we the viewers want to see memorable clothes.  

    • Anonymous

      Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think they’ve had anything other than one-day challenges since the show moved from Bravo to Lifetime. TLo, confirm?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t remember any of these nondescript entries.  Bert’s is invisible but wearable.  The other two are awful.

  • sonictofu

    Olivier, if you design one more tri-neutral gradation thing I’m gonna scream.  Every single piece in his portfolio was white, cream, beige, or gray, usually all of the above, and everything he’s designed since has been in the same restrictive hues.  Having a point of view is good, but I wish he would step a bit out of his comfort zone. 

  • Lies L.

    All three are dull and boring and not Nina at all. I have to admit that of these three, I’d rather wear Bert’s. It’s uninspired but it’s kind of pretty in its bland way and with some nice jewelry I’d wear it. The other two are just worrying.

  • Anonymous

    Bryce: That may very well be the worse hem I have ever seen on  PR…and with such a damn easy SDimplicity Pattern dress to make it should have been executed FLAWLESSLY…Homeward bound.
    Oliver of Many Nations: The little princess no sew from Trinidad sews circles around you.
    Bert: At least Wendy Pepper was entertaining. You just suck.

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

    I like Bert’s.  I’m sorry.  It’s very cute.

    Nina?  Not really,  therefore it fails on that right away, but it’s well made and it has interesting detail.  Though they’re hard to see.

  • Patricia Biswanger

    I lost all confidence in Olivier this week.  That outfit was a disgrace.

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

    they really thought bryce’s was better than danielle’s?

    the only thing i can think of in that regard is that they realize both that bryce is gonna go this week & danielle is capable of upping her game so they wanted to give her {semi} constructive criticism.

  • Anonymous

    After reading all the TLo evals, I’m glad I didn’t find time to speed-watch this ep this week.  What total dreck!  It’s more a race to see who is eliminated than who wins.  The line for elimination is getting crowded.

  • Anonymous

    what is going on with bert’s model in the underarm area?  does she have tattooed pits, or is there mold growing under there?  or are there stray threads and raveled edges hanging off the dress?  who knows.  meanwhile, oliver not oh-live-ee-ay’s model looks like she just got smacked between the eyes with a sledge hammer.  oliveboyl didn’t notice because he is totally engrossed in finding the perfect balance of beige and gray.  brice’s model looks like she is just learning to walk  and now she also has to worry about keeping her foo-foo tucked in and it’s all too much for her.  and what did they do to her hair in back?  these looks are all so boring that all i can do is critique the models.

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

      I think those are tattoos under the arms of Bert’s models. It looks like the one under her left arm (on our right) is some writing of some sort, can’t tell what’s under her right arm. You can also see she’s got another one on on her back.

      It looks like Olivivivivier’s model has a bit of a lazy eye. Her left eye tilts in more than the one on her right.

      But still, all three of these girls are giving total slack face. There needs to be a bit of tension in their face. Where’s Tyra when you need her. (Wouldn’t that be an amazing crossover challenge?)

  • Anonymous

    I meant to post this before… I don’t see how Bert’s is so much worse than the black dress in the top three (Viktor?)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BEV2WB3MZRJHA4KD5DK4QY6FQQ Dinah

    The best thing about any of these looks is Olivier’s model’s hair.  It’s so sleek and healthy looking.  Now there is something I want and covet and would shell out $$ for.  

    It’s funny that Nina said she didn’t want a ‘parade of gray’ and she got a parade of misty gray, charcoal and black instead.  I’m pretty sure that wasn’t what she meant.  Le sigh.  

  • Anonymous

    Looking at Bryce’s dress more carefully, I think it was worse than anything that Danielle, Cecelia or Julie did this week and he should have been auffed.  That hem looks like something I would have done for a Barbie doll when I was 7 years old!  There’s nothing about it that makes it fashion, I could get that off the rack at J.C Penny’s for $35 and the hem would look more professional.

    Bryce should have been the one out this week and Joanna Coles should have told him “If Nina showed up to work in that, we would burn her at the stake and roast marshmallows while we did it.  Not because we’d ever eat the marshmallows – heavens no – that would make us fat!  Just because it would be some cold shit to do to her while burning her to death on the stake, which she would totally deserve for wearing that dress!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.martinez Rebecca Martinez

    Am I missing something?  I went to grab the trial membership to Sirius to listen to TLo, but the free trail seems only if you recently bought a car that offers a free trial. 

  • mc90

    Guys: You need coffee for an 8 pm show? Do I detect a typo? Maybe you meant 8 AM?
    Smooches, Emmylou

  • Helen C

    Bryce’s model is really beautiful, and it would be a real pity when he gets eliminated and if she wasn’t picked by an another designer. 

    I just realized, Olivier is actually kinda tall, isn’t he, he’s at eye-level with his model when she’s in heels, when Anthony and some other male designers have to look up to see their models’ face.  

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think they are letting the designers pick models this season. Which is a pity. If you win, you should be given the award of being able to switch if you want, and it does provide drama (Walk-Off anyone?).

  • Anonymous

    Yawn, indeed.  I will say in defense of some of the boring on the runway, with Nina’s seemingly endless lists of “things she doesn’t do”, I can easily see how a less fearless competitor would fall back on “safe”.. Even when it isn’t safe at all.

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

    Did Byce scotch tape that hem in? If Miss T & T had sent that down the runway, the judges would have said “HAH! We knew she couldn’t learn to sew in 5 months!”