PR: Becky, Kimberly, and Laura

Posted on August 03, 2011

When one is about to reach a milestone or accomplish something noteworthy, it behooves one to pause for a moment, breathe, and reflect upon the path that took them to this point.

We didn’t actually reach a milestone or accomplish anything noteworthy; we just thought that made a better opening than ‘TWENTY DESIGNERS ASSESSED IN 6 DAYS, BITCHES! HOLLA!”

Also, this: It’s always a ton of work for us that first week, because the show’s usually been off the air for at least 6 months and we’re out of practice getting the right screencaps and coming up with something to say about every single entry. Usually, we’re limping to the finish line. Maybe it’s because we’ve been doing this so long or maybe it’s because we don’t have “jobs” to distract us from blogging anymore, or maybe this is a fun cast, but we had no problem zipping through all 16 looks in 6 days.
We like her stuff, even if she seems strangely focused on selling the linings. We’re sensing a high drama quotient for this one, although to be fair, she was drama-free for this episode.

That’s a decent amount of material and the color and print are very workable…

… so this does not bode well for future efforts.

The thing with the buttons is interesting, but wasted on such a plain dress.

As far as we can tell, this dress is all sheet, with her pajamas only being used for minor trim effects. Other designers relied on their sheets too much, but at least some of them made interesting or really cute garments. This is as plain as it gets and you have to figure she’s as well-rested and focused as she’s ever going to be in this competition and this was her answer to the stated goal of “wowing the judges.”

Prediction: She’ll notice soon that she can’t bring it the way some of the others can and that’s when the drama’s going to take center stage.

We were divided on her rack samples. Lo thought a lot of her stuff looked tacky and T thought that, bad fabric choices aside, a lot of her stuff was very much on trend.

One thing’s for sure: she wears cute little tennis dresses to bed.

But this is what she turns them into.

She didn’t have a lot of choice but to use the sheet extensively, but we think her instincts were a little bad here.

First off, dye the fabric. Yes, the colors and dye jobs this week were mostly drab and runny, but the better ones at least partially obscured the fact that they were big ol’ sheets. Credit where it’s due: the pants aren’t bad, all things considered.

The top is kind of interesting but again, too white, too bedsheet-y. It’s by no means a great or even memorable entry, but she made some interesting choices here. Not necessarily a contender, but worth keeping our eyes on.

 

Blonde Kenley, or Blenley, really made a splash with her “you need a privileged pretty girl” and “Are you guys speaking foreign?” comments. There’s something sort of drearily amusing about a blonde rolling her eyes at all the dumb blonde shit she has to put up with, while at the same time confirming to the world exactly why she deserves to be saddled with the stereotype. Not that we think she’s dumb so much as she’s, well, what she says she is: privileged, with the lack of curiosity that often goes hand in hand with that.

Here’s what we don’t get: she went to bed wearing an entire ensemble of pretty, usable fabrics.

Which she then inexplicably turned into ugly, unusable ones.

Why use that pretty print for the lining? That makes no sense and it smells like bad instincts to us.

The top and shrug are no great shakes, either from a design or style perspective.

And while the pants are decent enough, the dye job is drab and the novelty of sheet pants have more than worn off at this point. Not her fault that so many decided to go that route, but we wonder why someone in the sheet pants brigade didn’t look around the workroom at all the other sheet pants and make a course correction. Eight previous seasons have hammered home the point that an endless array of sleeveless cocktail dresses will bore the judges, so we’re thinking this crowd will be all about pants, sleeves, and separates as a way to stand out. Of course, if everyone else is doing the same thing, then you’re not really standing out.

DONE! Week One down and blogged into submission! See you in the T LOunge! Peace out, girl scouts!

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

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  • http://twitter.com/AleksandrJohn Alexander Cavaluzzo

    SO may designers made pants for the first challenge, isn’t that a little interesting? I don’t think we’ve ever seen so many trousers walking out on the first runway show.

    • Tim Wong

      agree…not only are there so many trousers- but most of them is the SAME SIHOUETTE- wide legged/high waisted trousers… I don’t sew but is it hard to tailor bedsheets? or are high waisted bell bottoms back in fashion?

      • Mariah J

        All of the pants looked exactly the same to me. I am not pleased.

    • spooki C

      Not just pants, but gray pants. BAD gray pants.

  • Anonymous

    the first model looks like she has a hole on her shoulder, creepy

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s a birthmark

    • Anonymous

      I THOUGHT THE SAME THING!!! 
       

    • Anonymous

      That looked a little weird to me, too. Not sure what to make of it yet, but it could lead her designers to make an effort covering it up at some point.

  • Anonymous

    I like Laura so far.  She seems pretty clear headed and aware of herself.  Her piece however was bland below the waist. I really like the detail on the shoulder with the buttons, but that needed to be somewhere else as well, or if not give more volume to the skirt or pull it in a bit to counterbalance the accent point. 

    Kimblerly’s top looks like someone took two lobster bibs and strung them together with duct tape.  The pants are okay, but bland.  Not sure what to make of her yet, really.

    Becky the Barbiedreamhousegirl just annoys me on sheer principle.  Even as a joke, “talking foreign” is idiotic.  And I thought her presentation piece was gonna make me drop into a coma.

    BTW don’t any of these people know that to avoid getting blotchy results you make sure the fabric is wet when it goes in the dye bath?

    • Lies L.

      I think you confused Becky and Laura. Laura was the ‘talking foreign’ one. :)

    • Anonymous

      Ok, the boys have the names of the girls all fucked up.  Becky is the short haired blonde who showed the first dress on this post, laura Kathleen is the dumb blonde in the last entry.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks, though now I’m awfully confused myself.  So I was right by being wrong?  LOL

    • Anonymous

      Becky is the first one, Laura is Barbie. Also, the blotchy effect was because she marble tie-dyed the fabric. You scrunch it into a random ball and tie haphazardly, then plunk it in. It gives a random effect that usually looks good. Sometimes it doesn’t quite work, though. It was too weak a dye job, which probably happened from dry fabric but may have come from not enough tying.

      • Anonymous

        I think I’m going to have to refer to them as Bluestreak and Barbiedreamhousegirl to keep it clear in my head.  Thanks!

      • Anonymous

        TLo–Becky is first, then Kimberly, then Laura. I think people may get confused that Becky is Laura and vice versa because of the placement of the names in the header of this post (2 have already done so in their comments)

      • Anonymous

        It must be the lackluster dye job that annoyed me so much. It wasn’t distinct enough to look deliberate to my eye. Actually tie dying the fabric in a couple of colors would have been terrific.

      • Anonymous

        Okay, am I the only one who sees Laura Kathleen and thinks of Popular’s Mary Cherry? It’s uncanny!

      • Anonymous

        Ha! But, it seems like Becky (the blonde with short hair) actually did start off saying she grew up designing for her Barbies? I can see the continued confusion. (Although, it’s definitely Laura if we’re talking about the one who says people say she LOOKs like Barbie and is the one who used the “talking foreign” line.

      • Anonymous

        Kors mentioned at one point during the episode that the sheet fabric simply doesn’t take dye well, being a cotton/poly blend. While it sort of excuses the poor dye job on Laura’s pants, the fact that so many other designers were able to Make It Work™ doesn’t bode well for her moving forward.

    • http://twitter.com/HarperSEAMS Harper/SeamsCouture

      Does anyone remember the blonde from the first Season who said “Whatever that means!” to Heidi’s Auf?  We still say it at our house LOL!

      • Anonymous

        Are you sure it was the first season?  I kind of remember a blonde named Heidi from (maybe) Season 2 who was auf’d first.

        • Miranda Prince

          It was season 2. She was silly, but I’m getting an a-hole vibe from Laura. 

          • Anonymous

            Seriously, who sits there and calls themselves “the pretty one” and boasts about being privileged? She-douche, that’s who.

  • scottyf

    I’m just gonna say it.

    I’m almost as tired and angry about one or two white women making it bad for all the competent powerful white women out there, as I am for one or two black men doing the same for the rest of us brothers. There is nothing privileged about Becky as far as I’m concerned. There is no privilege in ignorance and seemingly inherent racism. It draws my focus away from any wit, strategy and taste she may exhibit.

    • Anonymous

      See above note about the name screw up.

      • scottyf

        –changed
        Thanks tomstl!

    • Anonymous

      Scotty, you are so massively right on the money as usual.  Adroit, erudite and clear.  Bravo!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

      Tell it!  And girls like her make a lot of people think that blondes (like myself) are not only stupid, but vain and ignorant and proud of it.  BUT, my husband and I have gotten a lot of mileage out of the speaking foreign comment.  Oh, like when our four-year old was trying out some Spanish words on us, we’d turn to each other and ask if he was speaking foreign.  It’s 110 in Dallas, I’m not entirely convinced that we’re going to survive this month, and we’re desperate for entertainment.

    • Anonymous

      You are correct Scotty, I think the “privileged” reference is to her background.  She comes form a pretty swell “whitey-white-white ” suburban part of town and runs with a society crowd making them boring cotillion dresses.  Which in no way makes for smart or tolerant in my experience with the same crowd.

      • Anonymous

        Do you know her? I’m just curious. Sounds like you do.
         

      • scottyf

        That’s exactly my point tomstl.

        I happen to be fortunate enough to have grown up with, and know a few people with that particular cultural background. People who have trust funds in the tens of millions. I went to a birthday party once of a guy whose parents rented out an entire amusement park.The “privilege” that these people that I know share, is having compassionate, intelligent, progressive parents who exposed them to a diverse range of people and ideas, and instilled in them a sense of responsibility to make the world a better place. That’s why it galls me to hear Laura bandy about the idea that growing up in such an environment gives her carte blanche to display such ignorance low class. My relatives in the Projects are much more culturally aware than that.

        • Anonymous

          Thank you, Scotty!  To me, using the term”privileged” implies that you understand your own good fortune and are aware that most of the world does not have the same opportunities.  The word is not synonymous with “self-absorbed” or “entitled.”

        • Anonymous

          I do know her (Laura), and she is playing a character.  In real life she is a wonderful, caring person, who teaches fashion design to WAY underprivileige children at St. Louis’s first charter school.  I have first watched Laura instill hope, joy, and amazing craft into young girls lives and vice versa. I know that Laura doesn’t have to work there ($$$), she does so because she loves those kids and wants to make a difference.  Laura just understands reality TV, she understands that it is about being on television and staying on television… then design.

           Can’t believe that I just left a comment.  I just became “that person”

          • Logo Girl

            Well if this is true, if she wins, I sure hope she donates that piddling $100,000 to those aspiring designers. 

          • Anonymous

             Like the other winners… Ahem

          • Logo Girl

            I don’t know about all of them. Much as I hated her win, Gretchen was, like, homeless!

          • scottyf

            LOL I’m glad you became “that person.” It’s always nice to get a “first person” perspective. I would love to believe that Laura is making a difference in young people’s lives. However I will tell you that creating a character that seems to be the antithesis of your belief system simply to stay on a television show, seems a little mercenary to me. As an educator myself, I would have a hard time explaining that to the  children with whose tutelage I’d been entrusted (really awkward sentence structure, but hopefully you get the point). 

          • Toni Mitt

            Actually–that sentance strcture was perfect!  Better than a dangling preposition! 

          • Anonymous

            *Actually* (said a la Oscar from The Office), although his sentence structure was *divine*, there’s nothing wrong with ‘dangling prepositions’ because our own dear English is a germanic language, not a latinate one, despite some really persistent attempts to turn it into one. And if you know any German, you know how naturally prepositions are left to dangle all the time, just hangin’ out and chillin’ at the ends of phrases, clauses, and sentences. I picture them in sunglasses and swimming togs for some reason, leaning back on their elbows and dangling their skinny little legs. Oh the freedom of linguistics!  PS I’m a dork.

          • Anonymous

            That is hilarious and I am now picturing them in their sunglasses & swim trunks, lol! Plus I end sentences with a preposition constantly and it always felt unnatural not to. Hah!

          • Anonymous

            Good to know this. But I wish she was not playing a character–would be far more effective to be herself. 

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for being ‘that person’ – I’d much rather think well of some stranger on t.v. than ill.

            I hope she can catch enough of a breath in the midst of the competition to give the producers a sound bite that puts “good energy” out in the world.  Accepting the above, I’d say that she may be being ironic/sarcastic/??? about her perceived persona – and may be sorry later once she’s seen what the producers make of it.

            It’s easy to sound like an asshole when you’re trying for irony.

            But if she needs more impressive clothes if she’s going to last long enough for it to matter.

        • Anonymous

          A big bank account does not equal class or intelligence.

        • muzan-e

          Thank you so much for writing this. As a working-class girl, I rode academic scholarships into schools for children of similar backgrounds – and can attest to precisely what you’re describing. Oh, I encountered my fair share of monsters, and then some. But right there amongst them were some of the finest people I’ve known, charged not with a sense of entitlement but responsibility.

          ‘Priveleged’ is a quality of the spirit, not the thickness of a wallet.

    • Anonymous

      Laura

    • Anonymous

      You’re quickly becomming my hero. 

    • Anonymous

      Scottf What exactly makes her RACIST – it is a disturbing trend that diminishes real racist acts to slam her because ???? she is a white woman who may have been kidding or may have been annoyed at them talking a different language.

       Now this is going to make me catch sh-t but the way I heard people I know describe this is – and I understand their complaint, but saying it applies here….  Not always, but often when people jump into a side conversation in a different language – WHen they both do speak English – people are doing so to hide something or talk about the people who don’t understand the other language.

      I have witnessed it in the work place, but I did happen to know what was being said and it was tacky.  

      • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

        There are tons of reasons to communicate in a foreign language in a room full of people who may or may not understand you. I went to Paris one year in spite of only being barely intermediate in French, and I did my best to speak the native language whenever I could, but often the other person would just interrupt my sad attempts and speak to me in English to speed things along, or sometimes they just wanted to practice. And at the theater where I worked, everyone used any language they knew at any given point in order to try and better describe what they were envisioning. 

        All of that said (lol sorry that got REALL LONG) I don’t know if she was kidding, but if she was actually annoyed about it, that’s just ridiculous and indicative of an overall distrust of “The Other.” God help her if she’d been on last season when Nina would translate for Casanova!

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

          My personal guess is that she has that xenophobic, Republican, if-they-come-here-they-better-learn-English attitude going on.  Sort of like the state of Arizona personified in one rich blonde.

          • Anonymous

             There you go again.  Please go take another drink. 

            Gasp “they better learn English”   You know ironically, you throw out the Xenophobe label to Republicans and basically all white people who believe in fiscal conservatism (regardless of where they stand on social issues) and the same people (racist-ly) label Black conservatives as Uncle Toms….(since I know qiote a few conservative African-American (and other Blacks – Caribbean, European, etc – and they have taken plenty of the racist slams by so-called “inclusive” Liberals

            And I have yet to meet one of these people (R) who is AFRAID of other nationalities. 

            My great grandparents only spoke broken English, immigrated and lived in the Polish neighborhoods – they knew that they were limiting their opportunities, and pushed their children to speak English as soon and as much as possible.  Never did they militantly get angry when AMERICANs were expected to speak English.  I am quite sure that the English speaking community was not labeled xenophobic for not turning the damn city into Babel.

            But while you take this subject off-topic, let’s get back ON topic… It IS rude, when they all speak English – for a couple who speak another language – to go to the other language in order to gossip (right in front of the others) or to talk “behind their back” right in front of them. 

            Label me how you wish – My grandparents and to a lesser degree my parents would only go to Polish when they wanted to hide what they were saying, which I consider less rude in front of little children (big ears: but yes it would be rude if done to exclude other adults. 

            And at least 5 of my friends were born in foreign countries and never would do this (well actually one cracked me up when she – seriously and with a straight face – started speaking Russian, and then looked at me like I nuts when I just stared at her, until she realized that she’d been speaking Russian.  And when I played VB semi-regularly  with a large group of recent transplants from various Central/South American countries -  I realized I was the minority and “GOT” that either I would not understand most of what was being said – OR ask one of my friends in the group to translate.  THAT is totally different and makes your insulting labeling  a bias snap judgment and insulting.

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

            Really?  You’ve never met a Republican who’s xenophobic? ‘Cause I’ve met plenty of them — and plenty of Democrats who are too. 

            I’ll agree with you that not all conservatives are xenophobic (though if you aren’t socially conservative at all, I would suggest you go Libertarian) or ANYTHING ELSE.  Just like all liberals aren’t all one thing.

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

            Really?  You’ve never met a Republican who’s xenophobic? ‘Cause I’ve met plenty of them — and plenty of Democrats who are too. 

            I’ll agree with you that not all conservatives are xenophobic (though if you aren’t socially conservative at all, I would suggest you go Libertarian) or ANYTHING ELSE.  Just like all liberals aren’t all one thing.

          • Toni Mitt

            Sheesh lighten up people.  I am a Republican, and happen to speak a foreign language in which my Hubs and myself often engage when we want no one else to know what we’re saying.  Yeah–uit’s tacky sometimes, but gee.  And are all Republicans xenophobes?  Please watch the stereotyping, shall we? 

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

        Speaking English and having it as a native language are different things.  My husband’s family is all Chinese, and most of the older members, including his parents and their siblings, all speak Chinese.  And while my mother and father in-law were both raised in the US and have spoken English their entire lives, there are a lot of things that they talk about in Chinese because that was their first language and it’s still the one they think in.

        I know a lot of people who accuse non-native speakers of trying to hide something when they clearly can speak English, and it’s usually completely untrue.  If you’ve heard people complaining about this, do they speak the second language and KNOW why people are switching or are they just assuming?  Most often, it’s simply more natural to speak the other language and so people do so when they’re discussing something more complicated or idiomatic. 

        And for foreign-born people in the US, it’s also often just a reminder of their birthplace.  It’s just a nice thing to hear sometimes.

        • Lies L.

          As someone who is Flemish and currently lives in the US, I agree. I met a lady in one of my classes who speaks Dutch (which Flemish is very close to), and we spoke ‘foreign’ together on a number of occasions. It simply feels like home. I think Laura’s comment was ridiculous and stupid. They weren’t even saying anything ‘wrong’, and I bet the Italian model simply felt happy that someone there understood her first language.

      • Anonymous

        ASK26 -

        Olivier’s model was Italian.  When he learned that, he told her, in Italian, that he had lived there.  He was making a connection with his model.  They weren’t being “tacky”, or having a side conversation or talking about anyone else. 

        • Anonymous

          Lilithcat –

          Thanks.  I was not saying that they were saying anything “wrong”.  I was defending Laura – because of the attacks like you see above and were slamming her in the Lounge.     (I was juggling watching the show, being in the lounge and working on the computer all while watching and :) don’t speak Italian  )  You’d think she hung a noose over a tree based on some of the comments. 

          • scottyf

            ASK26 said..
            “You’d think she hung a noose over a tree based on some of the comments.”

            If you REALLY want to use that kind of phrase in the context of a civilized and relatively banal debate, I thought I’d help you out with a visual.

            With all due respect ASK26–and having had relatives lynched–I can tell you that it often starts with someone uttering phrases like “are you speaking foreign?”, and failing to understanding that the genus of hate starts with intolerance, ignorance and fear.

            The most heinous acts often start with words. That’s why I work so hard to choose mine carefully.

          • Anonymous

            I agree Scotty. Heinous acts are often preceded by words. It distresses me when I read “they’re just words. They can’t hurt you.” They most certainly and most certainly do. How better to spread intolerance, ignorance, fear, and hatred than with words.

            I often speak up when the words get ugly (because I’m getting to be an old lady and don’t give a shit what people think if I raise a commotion), but, man, I get worn out by the fight over words. Another site I frequent has a ban on the most common slurs aimed at gay people and African-Americans. If you use either word in a comment, that comment is automatically deleted by the system. Commendable, yes? It indicates that the people who run the site have some sensitivity about them. Guess what word is allowed. Cunt. It’s not only allowed, it’s also commonly bandied about. There are comparatively few women commenting there, and when any of us complain, we’re told to fuck off, go back to Jezebel, stop being so sensitive, get a sense of humor, and sometimes worse. You know, the same old shit. I’ve given up that fight over there. It doesn’t make a difference and they already know how the women feel about it.

            I’m still pretty appalled by what Laura said to Olivier and his model, even if it was just a joke or her takedown of Olivier’s dumb-ass fake accent. I just can’t get rid of the feeling that there is, at the least, privileged cluelessness, and at the worst, malice behind it.

            OK, off my soapbox.

          • scottyf

            If I wasn’t already engaged to Bert, I’d marry you.

          • Anonymous

            And I’d marry you. But I will not get in the way of the Greatest Love of All Time.

          • Anonymous

            Look Scottf  I – like a lot of people here find your post frequently quite humourous, but there is also a fair amount of hyperbole. 

            “With all due respect ASK26–and having had relatives lynched–I can tell you that racism (and sexism, and ageism–and every other kind of “ism” you can name) often starts with someone uttering phrases like “are you speaking foreign”

             To imply the Laura – or all Repulblicanss (who while a distintct minority here, would LYNCH someone because they were annoyed or joking about two people speaking Italian… well if that is not hyperbole – it would be slander (or is it libel) hwatewver

          • Anonymous

            I really shouldn’t comment, because I’m not part of this conversation and no one needs my input, but I’m feeling nosy and opinionated.

            With all due respect, as much as anyone else here, you are being hyperbolic – and taking things about someone else very personally.

            I don’t think anyone has reacted as though she hung a noose over a tree, and it’s inflammatory for you to make that comparison. People have said exaggerated things, rude things, obnoxious things: this is after all the internet – hyperbole is its native tongue. But I’ve seen more outrage here over sheer hose. (Now, if you want to see real outrage, claim Gretchen deserved to win.)

            I completely understand that you feel attacked because someone made inappropriate comments about Republicans in connection with their distaste for Laura. That has nothing to do with this conversation, however. Nor did scotty claim that a reality show contestant (or anyone else) would lynch someone because she was annoyed by or joking about someone speaking another language. What he said was that what starts with words often ends with far worse: little comments and lack of concern about them create an environment which allows those seeds to be planted. Little things matter. And I think you feel the same way, because you’ve taken issue with those same little things, in a different direction.

            I recall a scientific study done a few years ago which found that individuals exposed to sexist jokes behaved in a more sexist manner as result of that exposure. I mention this because I find it interesting and relevant to the conversation.

          • scottyf

            I don’t know if you’ll ever see this since it’s off the front page, and off of most people’s radar. But I have to sincerely and humbly thank you.

            The fact that I was able to communicate my feelings on this issue in such a way that they could be so eloquently articulated in another person’s words is a blessing. What a gift from one human being to another. Again, thank you.

          • Anonymous

            You’d think she hung a noose over a tree based on some of the comments.

            Yes, it always astonishes me how some people think they can accurately determine another’s personality, character and belief system based solely on an extensively edited clip from a television reality show!

      • scottyf

        Since there have been so many eloquent posts on side conversations in other languages beside English, I’ll address your first query.

        i never said she was racist. I don’t know her, and I would be exhibiting the same type of behavior I have a problem with if I labeled her as such. I do however feel ( as I and others have said in previous posts), that there are subtle forms of racism in everyday interactions that oftentimes go unnoticed by white people. Joking or not, classifying a language as simply “foreign” can communicate a lack of respect and unconscious devaluation. Unless you have a clear understanding of who you’re joking with (and maybe she did–the moment may have been edited for its shock value), you run the risk of being percieved as bigoted. Hope that answers your question.

        Now i have a question for you;
        What do you consider a real racist act?

        • Anonymous

          Sorry this is long but I am responding to the ?

           I have been the victim of sexist, sexual discrimination and sexual harassment; so I hope that I can be empathetic to victims of other “-isms” and biases. I have an (second or once removed) cousin who makes racist comments and I actually “caused a scene” by calling him out on it at a family event (he nor noone  else who was there has acted that way around me again. 

          Biased /bigotry to me is basing your words and actions to another person based their race/gender/sexual orientation/age/religion/(Political party)/nationality. 

          Actions – I rank far worse that words in most cases – but honestly all some people seem to care about are words (unless it gets to violence) because in the example below, the only thing that HR cared to address were the derogatory words or pics, not the discriminatory actions).    I think the obvious cases would be obvious to anyone.  

          Some examples I have experienced and I try to translate these to which ever group we’d be discussing- pictures of naked women on calendars around an office, calling the other women in the office sluts, c-nts, whores, bitches, talking about /judging them only on appearance, groaning and  yelling FELLLLLATTTIO (when ever Felicia walked by) – were all disgusting enough – but when these men got more pay, better offices, better raises, better jobs/work.  Women having their work sabotaged, getting slapped and having things taken right out of their hands, denied transferred, denied fair reviews, the only women had to get permission to leave her office – even for mtgs at the neighboring site. 

          What kills me is that I went to the CEO of one of these companies – the company is now HUGE, but was smaller at the time….the CEO is one of the most rich (billionaire level),   most PROGRESSIVE    (far most left leaning) and he told me to “GET OVER IT”  – well here a bit more – that company, at the time, had 69% of the wok force was female and only TWO of the top jobs (SR VP and higher) were women (one HR, one something like PR and she was married to another SRVP, and she was Gorgeous).  And racial minorities…. really?  There were about 2 Black people in the entire building …except for the Cleaners who were all black.   This with one of the richest most liberal Dems (Geo Soros type) in the country at the helm – and the R’;s are the bad guys.

          Summing up Negative words and actions (especially if intended to harm)  unfair negative treatment based on the race (or other categories) – not based on person interaction.  For example not an equal opportunity abuser.

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

          I would like to add that it’s not just white people.  A lot of people who are minorities (in the US) do and say things that have racist undertones without meaning any all the time that’s aimed at white people.  Not to say that we’re just as oppressed because that is NOT my point AT ALL.  (‘Cause, well, duh!  We’re most definitely not.

          But when I go to Chinatown and the most common term I hear for my race is translated as “white ghost” and the so-called “correct” term for me in Chinese means “outsider” (which tends to have a very negative connotation), that’s racist too.  When my husband’s grandparents disowned his aunt for marrying a white guy, that’s racist.  When I get glared at walking into a restaurant with my husband because I’m the wrong shade to be married to a Chinese man, that’s racist too.  And when I get bitched out for stealing Asian babies via adoption because I’m walking through Chinatown WITH MY OWN CHILDREN WHO I GAVE BIRTH TO, that’s most certainly racist.  (And yes, my examples all deal with Chinese people because that’s the ethnic group I spend the most time with outside my own) 

          Now, being born a WASP, I am well-aware of the fact that everything I’ve experienced in Chinatown is NOWHERE NEAR what a lot of people have to deal with in a single day.  But it’s still there.

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

          I would like to add that it’s not just white people.  A lot of people who are minorities (in the US) do and say things that have racist undertones without meaning any all the time that’s aimed at white people.  Not to say that we’re just as oppressed because that is NOT my point AT ALL.  (‘Cause, well, duh!  We’re most definitely not.

          But when I go to Chinatown and the most common term I hear for my race is translated as “white ghost” and the so-called “correct” term for me in Chinese means “outsider” (which tends to have a very negative connotation), that’s racist too.  When my husband’s grandparents disowned his aunt for marrying a white guy, that’s racist.  When I get glared at walking into a restaurant with my husband because I’m the wrong shade to be married to a Chinese man, that’s racist too.  And when I get bitched out for stealing Asian babies via adoption because I’m walking through Chinatown WITH MY OWN CHILDREN WHO I GAVE BIRTH TO, that’s most certainly racist.  (And yes, my examples all deal with Chinese people because that’s the ethnic group I spend the most time with outside my own) 

          Now, being born a WASP, I am well-aware of the fact that everything I’ve experienced in Chinatown is NOWHERE NEAR what a lot of people have to deal with in a single day.  But it’s still there.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

          • scottyf

            Like I said in response to Indovina’s comment above, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I just needed to put this here for posterity: thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share your story. I’m also in awe and respect any time a person is able to put their pain into context with the rest of the world as you have done.

            While I believe that there is an inherent privilege to being white in this country, I don’t feel that it diminishes the pain and frustration a white person feels at being discriminated against or thought to be “less-than” someone else. Everyone knows those feelings. Everyone’s story should be honored.

            That you can recognize someone else’s pain/joy by finding a similar experience in your own life, usually means you are less quick to judge, brush off, belittle or worst of all–ignore. It really shows you that we’re not that different.

            Two of my nieces happen to be Japanese and African American (one looks remarkably like Anya from this season’s PR). When they were babies, my mother stopped taking them out by herself because she got tired of people thinking she was their nanny.

            I know you know this, but your husband’s family probably thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread (or whatever the Chinese equivalent would be). It’s just that so many of us are ruled by fear. And, unfortunately, their are still too many instances of overt racism to courageously take off the armor that keeps you safe.

            The good news is that you are raising a beautiful generation who will benefit from being nurtured by loving and progressive parents who have the courage to let their voice be known. Even on blogging sites about fashion.

      • muzan-e

        The Chinese girls I largely grew up with considered it discourteous to speak amongst themselves in their native language, when in an English-dominant environment - 

        mostly because those unable to understand might fear that the girls were speaking Chinese to hide something or talk about the people who can’t understand them.  :)   But also because of the sensation that it’s deliberately excluding the English-only speakers. 

        I’ve spent years trying to emulate their system of courtesies, including that one – but I feel that this case was absolutely legitimate because it is a business environment – and a competitive one, at that. Communicating smoothly with his model is a distinct advantage. Why not accept it?

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

          I agree in a business environment.  But the Chinese people I’m around all the time think nothing of lapsing into Cantonese regularly.  There are some things that are just easier for them in Chinese.  My husband, who was born in Chicago and grew up speaking both Chinese and English (in fact, I recently learned he actually learned Chinese first, though he considers English his native language).  But he orders food all the time in Chinese because he doesn’t know the English name for certain items.  His grandmother once told me that guinea pigs were poisonous because she couldn’t find the word for dirty.

    • Anonymous

      I’m still thinking the “speaking foreign” line may have been her idea of a joke. 

      • Anonymous

        I have my doubts that she’s that funny intentionally.  Now unintentionally, she’s probably hilarious.

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

        I hope it was a joke… but I watched the episode again and paid careful attention during that part, and her body language did not go with joking at all.  I’m not saying here that I am definitively right, because of course I can’t read her mind & I wasn’t there, but from watching it, the way she delivers the statement about “talking foreign” and turns away is more like the actions of a person who is slightly annoyed, than someone who is joking around in good humor.  She’s not smiling, for one thing, and she spins around and turns her back on the cute boy designer and the model for another thing.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know. One would certainly hope, but nothing about it to me suggested that it was intended a joke – she didn’t play it off like one and no one else reacted to it like it was a joke. They’re clearly amused – the model next to her repeated it and laughed, in more of a “that was stupid” sort of way, and the face Olivier made suggests he was thinking along those lines, but they didn’t seem to think she meant it to be funny. To me, anyway.

      • Kit M

        I was _positive_ it was a joke when she said it, and I’m still pretty sure it was.

        She said nothing else during the show to make me think it wasn’t a joke. Everyone here is so eager to interpret it in the worst way possible. More fun to be outraged, I suppose, than give someone the benefit of the doubt.

      • Kit M

        I was _positive_ it was a joke when she said it, and I’m still pretty sure it was.

        She said nothing else during the show to make me think it wasn’t a joke. Everyone here is so eager to interpret it in the worst way possible. More fun to be outraged, I suppose, than give someone the benefit of the doubt.

        • Anonymous

          Someone on another board suggested that she was busting on Olivier and his fake English accent and other affectations. I don’t know. I was appalled when it came out of her mouth, but it’s entirely possible she just wanted to knock him down a peg or two. If that was her intent, I applaud her.

          That said, she hasn’t exactly endeared herself to me so far. If she is playing a character, it’s an annoying one and I hope she stops. There are enough real assholes in this world. I don’t want to watch a fake one too. In fact, pretending to be an asshole kind of makes her one anyway.

          • Anonymous

            While I agree about not needing more fake assholes, one has to admit that obnoxious is one way to prolong one’s time on a reality show and it’s been used plenty.

          • Anonymous

            Yep, I do admit that. But it irritates me that being obnoxious prolongs a contestant’s time on a reality show.

      • Anonymous

        And I thought it may have been a jokey way to cover her slight embarrassment that she couldn’t immediately identify the language spoken.

         I doubt the producers would have used precious air time on it if she’d asked “Hey, are you guys speaking Italian?”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJMQEBSJRUNQHEEWTXI5BCS6HI D J

      Whether or not other people speaking another language around you upsets someone or not, it shouldn’t be reason to automatically throw up the Racist card. We have no idea why Laura said what she said or her intentions behind it, and to imply that’s she racist because of one statement is incredibly unfair. 

      Most people who are privileged do not see themselves as such, and do the best to act like normal people. For any of us to toss her off as simply “Privileged” to take away any merit she may have because of one or two statements is incredibly judgmental on our part, and in turn makes us no better than she is.

    • Anonymous

      Not to mention that she apparently has a rather poor command of the English language herself. “Speaking foreign” really?

  • Anonymous

    It is surprising how many designers went with pants, especially how tough the judges usually are about the fit of pants. (And the fit on most of these pants was not going to change that).  Kimberly’s top was a little strange-was it fitted or secured in anyway or would it just blow away if it is a windy day?  Laura and Becky’s outfits look like standard first week-fly under the radar efforts.

  • Anonymous

    Much as Blonde Kenley is Blenley, can I make the suggestion that Laura is sort of a bland Peach? Or…Bleach?

    • Anonymous

      Becky is the “bland Peach,” and she’s almost young enough to be Peach’s daughter, so you have to wonder why she goes for such a middle-aged vibe.

      Laura Kathleen—Blenley—reminds me more of Alison Kelly, who complained that Heidi was jealous of having another pretty blonde on the program when she was eliminated. I have to wonder whether Laura Kathleen will do the same.

      • Toni Mitt

        I seem to remember that Becky is 38.  A bit too old to be Peach’s daughter–unless she’s over 60!

        • Anonymous

          There’s a 13-year difference, and I did say almost.

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

      Bleach! Ahahaha!

  • Anonymous

    Becky – that’s the one who looks like Kelly Osbourne in her blonde bespectacled days, right? That side zipper on the dress is interesting.  Not sure it is the least bit practical, but interesting.  Do you have to fold your body like origami to get in and out of it?

    Blenley – I did think the dye job on the pants was striking, in fact that was the only garment I remembered from that whirlwind of a runway show.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t hate the dye job either, but I wish the pants were different.  Like a cigarette pant or something.  Instead of pants with giant legs.

      • Anonymous

        Citric and RebeccaKW, you both make good points.  But Citric, doesn’t it feel like Kelly O has been around forever?

    • Anonymous

      As Becky is in her thirties somewhere, that must mean she’s Kelly Osbourne from the FUTURE!

    • Anonymous

      One of the reasons I like vintage evening wear/formal dresses is the more frequent use of the side zipper. It’s never been a problem and it seems to facilitate a better fit in the bodice.

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

        Ugh, really?  I have the worst freaking time with side zippers!  They always get caught when they reach my ribs — and it’s not because the dress is too small (I considered that:) because there have been some that I’ve had that problem with that I had handfuls of extra fabric on each side once I got the zipper up.

  • http://twitter.com/DSig80 Kyle Curry

    I’m just happy there was only one instance of ass zipper.  I was super afraid that this would be Project Runway Season 9: Return of the Ass Zipper. The season is still young though.

    • Anonymous

      Return of the Ass Zipper: The Zippening

      We can only hope The Ass Zipper has died the death it so richly deserves.

  • Lies L.

    I kind of liked Becky’s dress, as in, it wasn’t hideous, but I agree it should’ve been a good deal more interesting, especially for the first challenge. Laura’s was just bleh, and Kimberley’s was just okay. 

    In terms of personality, Kimberley seems bubbly and fun, and I like Becky – she could easily go overboard with the ‘edgy’ stuff, but so far she hasn’t really, and I love her hair.  As someone who was born ‘speaking foreign’, I want to hang Laura upside down out of a window… so yeah.

  • Anonymous

    The last one, Becky? – I kind of like hers.  In fact I wonder where her top fabric came from, it almost looks silky/satin-y?  I like a tie-dye/color wash look.  If the dye job was looking splotchy, then the print would not have worked that well directly against it.  However a print skirt might have been cute.  (I wonder if much of the criticism of her is OF HER not her clothes?)
    (Similar to Anya – especially in the Lounge)

    Laura’s was cute but simple – but how did she think she’d get away with using none of her pj’s?

    I kind of like Kimberely’s.  Still on the fence on the top/vest but the pants look pretty good in these screen shots.

  • Anonymous

    When you guys are through patting yourelfs on the back for completing your task, recheck the name assignment.   Becky is the short haired blonde in the first dress with the button details.  Laura Kathleen is the long haired dumb blonde in the last part of the post.  I realize it is a lot of designers so maybe doing a sub heading on each of these recaps with each desingers real name would be helpful to us all.  Thanks.

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

      Thanks for the really obnoxious correction!

      • Anonymous

        Congratulations of getting some elves.  I could use a few of those around here.  How are they on catbox duty?

      • http://profiles.google.com/andykeoquan Andy Quan

        Congrats on getting all these posts out. I LOVE them. So, I was waiting for a comment on who you thought should have been in the top 3 with the winner since the looks this week didn’t get a lot of praise from you… Cecilia? Danielle?

    • Anonymous

      Wow. Just…wow.

      • Anonymous

        Sincere apologies, humor attempted, failed.  Sorry.

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

      “completing your task” makes it sound like they work for you.  They aren’t actually required to do any of this.

      • Anonymous

        Sincere apologies, humor attempted, failed.  Sorry.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      Before you go correcting other people’s writing in such an obnoxious manner, perhaps you should check your own writing. It’s “yourselves,” not “yourelfs” and “designer’s” not “desingers.”

      • Anonymous

        Sincere apologies, humor attempted, failed.  Sorry.

    • Anonymous

      Jeez.  get a grip why dontcha.  Grateful much?

      • Anonymous

        Sincere apologies, humor attempted, failed.  Sorry.

    • Anonymous

      My absolute sincerest apologies, being obnoxious or rude was not my intention.  My very poor attempt at humorous writing quite obviously feel totally flat.  I should leave that task to better writers than I am.  Again, sincere apologies to anyone I offended.

    • Anonymous

      My absolute sincerest apologies, being obnoxious or rude was not my intention.  My very poor attempt at humorous writing quite obviously feel totally flat.  I should leave that task to better writers than I am.  Again, sincere apologies to anyone I offended.

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

         Let’s hug it out.

        • Anonymous

          Oh!  I just a got a little tingly in my special place!! :O

        • Amy Fee Garner

          (imagining big A-List hug)

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

        aww, what a nice apology!  

      • Anonymous

        Nicely done.

    • Toni Mitt

      Wow–maybe somebody has a case of the Mondays–on Wednesday.  Lighten up!

      • Anonymous

        Oh lord, I suspect I’ll be apologizing for this for a while.  As I posted several times above, I sincerely apologize for my poor attempt at humor.  Clearly, I failed and should have thought it through better.  Sorry!

      • Anonymous

        Oh lord, I suspect I’ll be apologizing for this for a while.  As I posted several times above, I sincerely apologize for my poor attempt at humor.  Clearly, I failed and should have thought it through better.  Sorry!

  • Anonymous

    I liked Becky’s. I wish she had used more of the print, but it was pretty.
    Kimberly’s was all KINDS of fug. And where did the silver trim come from?
    As for Blenley’s, it was horribly executed. Just awful. She had that gorgeous print and not a lot of people had prints. She should have used it more thoughtfully and strategically, as Tim would say.
    PS: Congrats on the great blogging job, TLo.

  • Anonymous

    I too am a little baffled by the first one’s (Becky, I think) obsession with her lining — in the rack presentation her lining was the most impressive part of her garments. And she acted taken aback and ashamed by the pastel blue color of her dress for this challenge when the color was one of the only interesting aspects of it (during the airing I did not even notice the buttons, which I would say are the only thing more interesting but if after two viewings I still missed them, well, that’s not a good sign either. It’s like she wants her eye-popping pieces – the lining, those buttons — to be completely invisible to the naked eye, which makes zero sense.)      

  • margaret meyers

    I was waiting for someone to paint that sheet with all those dyes.  Someone could have done something very distinctive with hand painted fabric.

    • Toni Mitt

      Yeah–that could have been cool.  But the Rit dye they were using really only works well in boiling water–that’s why most of the dye jobs came out sort of bland.  The only one that was anywhere near bright was the orange skirt. 

  • Anonymous

    Um, TLo? The ladies above are Becky, Kimberley, and Laura. Becky has short, blonde hair, Laura has long, blonde hair. We know it’s been a long week.

  • Anonymous

    Bravo, boys!

  • Anonymous

    I liked the button detail on Becky’s dress. Kimberley’s outfit looked like she was costuming a not-very-good sci-fi movie. Totally agree with TLo about Laura–she had a lot to work with (probably the best options in the room) and she totally blew it. 

  • Lynn Landry

    Just finished reading all your recaps and am caught up. I am happy that project runway is back and the nicknames are flowing! I’m so glad y’all quit y’alls day jobs!

  • Anonymous

    the first model appears to have a hole in her left shoulder??  i thought it had to be lighting but it seems pretty there…

    • Anonymous

      I went back and looked and at first glance it does look like a hole. I think its a birth mark/mole or giant freckle.

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

      I think it’s a birthmark.

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

    I actually liked Bleach’s. Very cute, although maybe not earth-shattering. But like Viktor, she overused the sheet and therefore got no notice.
    Kimberly’s was FUGLY.
    Blenley’s leaves no impression at all. Blah.

  • MilaXX

    yay! for knocking out the first round of designers and early to boot. Sadly this bunch were all kinda “meh”.
    Becky should have done that stripped effect all around the dress and used more of her pajamas.
    Kimberly may have thought it was taking the easy way out, but I wish she had cut her outfit in half and had her model in shorts instead of an outfit made of sheets.
    Laura is just gonna bug and for someone who’s portfolio seemed made her appear like the print gal, she made a bad choice here. Maybe TLo is right about her instincts being bad. if so then hopefully we won’t have to suffer her privileged ‘tude for too long and she’ll get auf’d quickly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JDW5ABUALNRALXIJKUJMSB5F6A Ghost Writer

    Why are the models so lacking this season?  They’ve had great models before but these are not on par.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder whether they are getting rid of “Models this a competition for you, too”?

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

        I agree. I usually never notice the models one way or the other, but I’ve noticed this group is not up to snuff. Joshua got criticised for saying his model didn’t help his design, but I went back and looked at the video, and I think he was being a little kind. She was BAD.

        • Anonymous

          And I agree as well. I know it’s still pretty early to judge (ha!), but this group of models just don’t seem to have “it.” While I’m usually too wrapped up in the designers, garments, the judges, Tim, etc. I do make a conscious effort to check out the models. And this season they just seem bad; poor posture, lackluster walks, sullen expressions, etc. I hope it get’s better as the weeks go on. It really makes me miss the crazies, like Morganza and the rest of that bunch.

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

            My 5 year old watched the runway part of the show with me and first thing she said was “What happened to the models?  The other ones were prettier.” 

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing! What happened to the models? They are not fierce at all.

    • Anonymous

      You know, I hardly ever notice the models.
       

  • Anonymous

    Congrats, fellers.

    We’re sensing a high drama quotient for this one, although to be fair, she was drama-free for this episode.

    I think she’s just trying too hard to be “interesting.” So far, anyway. At least they let her put her bra on.  But I think her dress is a lot cuter and better-designed than the next one (sorry, can’t remember names yet) with the elephant ear top. It’s way too much sheet and too little pajama to get in the top 3, but it looks well-made and wearable and, if not earth shattering, at least department store-cute.

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

      She didn’t bother me, but I hope she doesn’t try any harder. Suede-like affectations make me want to shoot my TV.

      • Anonymous

        Oh yikes. If Becky starts referring to herself in the third person I might just lose my mind. Granted, Suede isn’t the only designer who’s done it, but he made it sound like Suede was actually a real, separate person/second personality. He took it to a whole other level. I don’t think I could take it again.

        I think  maybe Becky is a bit nervous because it’s the beginning of the competition. She seems pretty level-headed to me*. I think she’ll calm down once she settles in.

        *although TLo could be right when they say she’s going to turn into a drama queen. They’re better at judging these wackos than I am.

      • Anonymous

        Oh yikes. If Becky starts referring to herself in the third person I might just lose my mind. Granted, Suede isn’t the only designer who’s done it, but he made it sound like Suede was actually a real, separate person/second personality. He took it to a whole other level. I don’t think I could take it again.

        I think  maybe Becky is a bit nervous because it’s the beginning of the competition. She seems pretty level-headed to me*. I think she’ll calm down once she settles in.

        *although TLo could be right when they say she’s going to turn into a drama queen. They’re better at judging these wackos than I am.

    • Anonymous

      Agree, both on being glad they let her put her bra on and thinking her dress was kind of cute.  I recall her mentioning that her dye job had not come out the way she’d intended…wonder what she was going for, and if it would have made a difference overall.

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who inspected the shot of Becky in her PJs and concluded she had put on a bra!

      I had never noticed the silver trim criss crossing on the back of Kimberly’s top, I kind of like it.  Too bad the front turned out so weird.

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

    Yes, yes, yes—these three ladies of the percale. I barely saw any PJ material in any of their entries. Becky’s was a standard fly-under-the-radar Wilma dress (is there a pattern for that?). Kimberly made some nice pregnancy pants with that prominent elastic waistband. The shirt was unusual, I’ll give her that. Blenley’s outfit was drab, not the explosion of color she displayed in her collection. Man, that’s a depressing outfit.

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

    Just wanted to say, I LOVE your recaps and I’m so happy you post about every single designer. It elevates the show for me! Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    i know we have only seen one show but i feel like we are off to a fresh new project runway.  looking forward to having a drink in the lounge &  watching the show.  great job TLO as always!

  • Anonymous

    I thought exactly the same thing about Blenley’s prints. She had a borderline pegnoir set and she didn’t use it.

    I think that white vest thing is hideous and freakish from the front. No amount of interesting back is going to make up for the fact that she’s wearing her own dinner tray.

  • http://www.ilove-shopping.org fashion

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  • http://twitter.com/HarperSEAMS Harper/SeamsCouture

    The white pants are bad.  Center back panel added because she didn’t cut the hips wide enough, very junior high/community theatre trick.
    What IS it with PR and bad pant crotches anyway???

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000020870811 Joe Murphy

      Extreme time constraints, limited resources, and lack of familiarity with the model’s body?

  • Anonymous

    Obnoxious she may be, but I LOVE and need that necklace that Blenley was wearing…

    • Anonymous

      I have that necklace and I was really stoked to see it on a tv show!  My mom gave it to me for my birthday this past year, and all I know is that she got it in a small gift shop in my hometown in Connecticut…

      • Anonymous

        Ooh, ooh, if anyone knows of the designer please post it here… coffeeandshoes I am JEALOUS

        • Anonymous

          Let me know if you want the name of the store where Mom found it.  Apparently, the owner of the shop was talking to Mom about how she wears hers (different styles of tops, etc.), so she will likely know exactly what necklace you’re talking about :)

  • Anonymous

    “Tlo said: Lo thought a lot of her stuff looked tacky and T thought that, bad fabric choices aside, a lot of her stuff was very much on trend.”

    You’re both right: Tacky is what’s on trend.

    BTW, for some reason I have a craving for a Reese’s right now.

    –GothamTomato

  • Aly Light

    Why is everyone giving Kimberly so much credit on that ridiculous backwards-clam shell, wilted angel wings top? It looks like a reasonable idea that isn’t even close to being finished. or possibly like the model failed at putting on a dress. That needed to be in the bottom three way more than Julie’s pants.

  • Susan Crawford

    What did we learn from this first episode and the PJ challenge? If you are a PR contestant, remember to pack some really spectacular nightwear just in case St. Tim of Gunn comes a-knocking at 5:00am; learn how to dye cotton/poly fabrics; whenever possible, go to bed wearing a silk scarf, tie your nightie/pj bottoms with six yards of hand-embroidered ribbon, and even if it is a hundred degrees at the Atlas apartment, wear a bedjacket. And always remember that on PR, the models have a tendency to lie about their measurements necessitating total chaos when you try to cram them into your body-con creations.

    • Anonymous

      Although sometimes I think “the model’s measurements were wrong” is code for “I didn’t make the garment the right size.”

      • Susan Crawford

        This is also a real possibility, Jasmaree. As a bitter kitten, I must remember that PR contestants may not know how to restructure a garment properly, but they can think of excuses and throw people under the bus as though they were born to it . . . as, indeed, Wretchen proved last season.

      • Anonymous

        I assume the models or their agencies provide the measurements. I assume someone from the production staff interviews and selects the models in person. How damn hard would it to be to have an intern with a tape measure double check the measurements during the section process?

        • Anonymous

           On ANTM Tyra  tells the models to know all of their measurements…the real ones and the ones they tell the agency/designers

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Yawn, yawn, and yawn. I more or less forgot about all three of these ladies. I did like the dye job on Blenley’s pants…but do not care for the actual pants…I just keep looking at it thinking those sheets would look GREAT in my guest room. It’s the first challenge in, so maybe they’ll improve. I would imagine that nothing can really prepare you for having to work at that pace in that environment, so sometimes designers take it way way too safe early on cause they’re worried about time constraints.

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

    I thought Blenley was hamming up the Dumb Blonde character for the camera.  Especially in the intro, she tried to take it over the top, but when confronted with other people, she toned way down.  And that “you’ve never cast a privileged, pretty girl!” bit = she recognizes that they cast characters.  She’s trying to keep herself in the game by being a character.
    I think when she gets more tired and stressed out, that’s when we’ll see whether she’s as Barbie-tastic as she claims.

    • Anonymous

      I hope that happens on Thursday. :)

    • Anonymous

      yeah, I’m pretty sure she’s playing the lol I’m such a ditz! character but it’s grating.

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

    Did you notice the pulling across both sets of pants?  If there’s pulling, it doesn’t FIT, people!  And Kimberly, why in hell did she make pregnancy pants?  The knit top to them screams it!  (Look at maternity pants, I swear, they’re constructed that way!) 

  • Anonymous

    I liked Becky’s dress, although as someone else mentioned, I’d love to know what her dyeing intent was, because this pale blue–the same color as Another Contestant’s shorts–was not great. But the dress was nicely fitted and nicely made and I loved her embellishments.  A pretty little summer dress. My guess is that she was just playing it safe in the first episode, but I could be wrong, TLo could be right, and she might end up a big disappointment.  Meanwhile, I like her.

    I give Kimberly’s outfit much lower marks than TLo did. The top is cracktastic and the pants don’t fit.

    As for Privileged Barbie, who wears outfits like that to bed???  Her outfit was forgettable.  I wish she were.

    • Anonymous

      “Who wears outfits like that to bed??”

      Probably more likely people who are certain they’ll be filmed in their sleepwear for all of America to see than the rest of us. Going out on a limb here, but she may not be confident enough of her body to want to display more of it than she has to on t.v.

      I once had a perfectly attractive roommate who’d gone to school for two years at a girl’s high school heavily populated with more attractive-than-average well-to-do girls who were obviously being groomed to be college-educated professional women who’d eventually marry wealthy partners and look the part.  The kind of girls who got a nose job/chin job etc. as a birthday present in their teens if what they were born with didn’t measure up.  It took her almost a year of living with us peasants before she’d answer the door if she wasn’t wearing full makeup.

      Not saying any of this applies, but not every well-to-do over-groomed blond is confident about her appearance. Sorority girls can be vicious.

  • aussiegal77

    I like Betty and her instincts so far so I was surprised by her runway entry – so plain.  Blenley has already gotten on my nerves.  To my eyes, Kimberley is all talk at this point, wasn’t impressed with her runway look.

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

    Kimberley’s top really disturbs me.  It looks like she took some little bathroom curtains and hung them around her model’s neck.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      I won’t even bother making my comment since you already made it.  The ones in the bath when I was growing up were seagreen ruffles to match the tile.

      • Anonymous

        They remind me of the cafe curtains my Mom had in her kitchen when I was a kid.And that Carol Burnett “Gone With the Wind” parody.

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

    Kimberley’s top really disturbs me.  It looks like she took some little bathroom curtains and hung them around her model’s neck.  

  • Anonymous

    For some reason Laura’s outfit was one of the only ones I remembered from the runway.  The colors are bland but it’s rather chic in a simple way.  I’m guessing that she didn’t want to feature the print too obviously because she wanted to really transform the pjs.  She’s a bit of a caricature with her privileged party girl schtick but so far she doesn’t bother me.  I think the “speaking foreign” line was almost certainly a joke or meant to be cute, but it fell flat.  And maybe I missed it, but where did she exhibit any racism?

    Becky’s blue Wilma was very cute in a Macy’s junior’s department way.  Not sure what to make of Kimberley’s.  It looks great from the back but the front was just a mess, head to toe.  I do love the silver piping, though.  I guess that must have come from the notions box that provided the trim for Uniball’s tank top.  Well done, notions box!   You’re off to a strong supporting role. 

  • Anonymous

    Becky: The button detail is interesting (although I don’t actually like it), but the dress is too simple for it. It’s an okay entry; I like the overall look, it’s pretty, but it’s boring – deservedly in the middle.

    Kimberly: Her pants were the least ill-fitting pair this episode, I think, but they don’t exactly inspire confidence (the back panel, in particular, is not a good sign). The top is… different.

    Laura: I said before, and I’ll say it again: I think comparing her to Kenley is insulting. To Kenley. I like her pajamas better than what she made from them – which looks like worse pajamas. She had the best fabric to work with, but her entry was middle-of-the-road – never good.

  • Anonymous

    On the runway, I kind of liked Blenley’s design.  Now, seeing it in screencaps, not so much.   I don’t know about anyone else, but aside from what are usually the clear standouts (either good or bad), I need to see the middle-of-the-road entries in screencaps to really see the details. 

    • Anonymous

      I agree — and during the show, everyone in the middle sort of gets short shrift, their work goes down the runway and then is just gone. 

    • Anonymous

      I agree — and during the show, everyone in the middle sort of gets short shrift, their work goes down the runway and then is just gone. 

  • Anonymous

    OK, bitter kittens, let’s all settle down now. I don’t think TLo referred to any of the designers incorrectly; it was one of the commenters, and it has been corrected. Besides, we all make mistakes and typos occasionally (I’m looking at you ‘tomstl’). Why don’t we get back to the real purpose of this exercise, which is harshly judging people on reality TV?

  • Anonymous

    Kimberley’s “top” is hideous. What woman wants to go out looking like she has extremely saggy wrinkled breasts? Not a nice look. I kinda like the blue-haired woman, though. (Not her stuff. She’s just fun to watch so far.)

  • Anonymous

    I wish someone had just cut two eye holes in their sheet and sent their model down the runway as a Charlie Brown ghost.

    • Anonymous

      Amusing yes, but also an express pass to an “auf.” 

    • Anonymous

       If Laura had done so… there would have been far more than one person calling her a racist

  • Anonymous

    Blenley should have sent her original pajama outfit down the runway with no modifications.  Tim Gunn wouldn’t have tattled on her, right?

  • Anonymous

    Why do so many designers on PR make sleeves jackets/vests to go over sleeveless tops?

    Alll theses are standart middle of the road entries.
    Becky disappoints. I don’t understand her obsession with the vibrant lining on the neutral garments.. It would severly limit what you could war

  • Anonymous

    A thought on the focus on linings: hanger appeal.  A lot of shoes have wonderful footbed patterns that no-one will see when they’re actually being worn, but it sure attracts the eye and helps convey the tone that the shoes are supposed to imply.

  • Anonymous

    I basically forgot about all these looks. None of them particularly interests or bothers me. But both these pants are miles better than those coming from either Snowblind or Miss T&T. Laura should have put the print on the outside of her shrug. Perhaps they were all just aiming to be safe this time.

  • Anonymous

    God I hate that tacky, dumb ass Barbie bitch

  • Anonymous

    ‘Sheet Pants’.  I’m working that in today.

  • Anonymous

    I think Becky hawked the linings because every time in the past that a good lining has appeared on the runway, the judges have fawned all over it, even when they didn’t like anything else. 

  • Anonymous

    John Teti at the AV Club described Kimberly’s top as “like a butterfly smashed in a car door.” Now that I see it in pictures, yeah, pretty much.

  • Miranda Prince

    I’m sort of afraid to admit it, but I like Becky’s dress. I think it’s cute and wearable, and it has a sort of 1950s kitchen vibe to the color scheme that I really respond to. Am I smoking crack?

    • Logo Girl

      No crack. I felt the same way about it. Unless I’m on crack, too.

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

      no, it’s nice in the way viktor’s is nice. i dont particularly like the stripes down front & back but i do like the button treatment. while it isnt particularly well-fitted, it isnt badly made. i think she may have been unaccustomed to the new setting so worked inside her comfort zone. i think she may do better later.

    • Anonymous

      I liked it, too.  Simple, yes, but with just enough interesting detail to catch the eye. Although, I must admit, I am way past over the one-shoulder look.

  • Anonymous

    Becky and Kimberly’s weren’t bad (give that girl a cheddar biscuit!), if a bit dull.  I suspect Laura would not be long for this world if not for her entertainment quotient.  She may survive a few weeks longer than normal on sheer, sheltered ignorance

    Kimberly can join Tim and Andre at Red Lobster for a finale watching party.

  • Anonymous

    I’m disappointed that no one–not even the guys–went to bed wearing a feather boa.  That would have been fun.

  • Amanda in Austin

    “Sheet Pants” is the name of my other new band.  My first band is “A Mother, An Entertainer and A Person.”

  • Anonymous

    A word on the dye jobs–given that it was a big option on this challenge, they should have had 100% cotton bedsheets.  Poly/cotton does NOT take dye well…even something that looked great out of the dye bath was going to look bland when they rinsed it.

    I hated Laura pretty much on sight, and she’s done nothing to change that.  That “talking foreign” bit really hit a nerve…sounds like something my clueless-Southerner father would say.  Groan.

    Oh, and I didn’t like the butterfly-tits top.  It looked like she forgot to take her lobster bib off (per my husband), and a strong breeze is going to lead to a major wardrobe malfunction.

  • Anonymous

    I got the feeling all the contestants pored over past seasons and noted all the times pants were derided as poorly made so in order to be prepared, they’ve done nothing but relentlessly churn out pants for the past six months. Now, in their design studios/parent’s guest bedrooms are stacks and stacks of sample pants gathering dust while every PR challenge will now be an endless stream of trousers. pants, slacks, culottes, and on and on like we’ve been beamed to PantsLand at GapWorld.

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

      I just clicked “like” on this, and then I realized it was my beloved Hughman, whom I know from elsewhere on the internet.  How pleasant to run into you.

    • Anonymous

      I’d predict you’re right, but why should this batch of contestants be any smarter/more strategic than the previous seasons? You figure everybody from season 3 or 4 on should have known the same thing.

    • Anonymous

      I’d predict you’re right, but why should this batch of contestants be any smarter/more strategic than the previous seasons? You figure everybody from season 3 or 4 on should have known the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    Ms. Tennis Dress’s pants were “not that bad, all things considered”?  I’m not sure what “all things” are included, but give that some contestants through pants and shorts down the runway that actually did fit and did not have fugly track-suit stripes down the side, I think you may just have given her too much of a pass.  The reason people put high-waisted, loose-fitting trousers or shorts down the runway is because the fabric was hard to work with.  That is called good sense!  Oh my I just hated this effort from her. 

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

      they’re maternity pants.  They have the knit band on top for expanding waistlines!

  • Anonymous

    Note to Blenley:  Those who dye their hair blonde are not permitted to roll their eyes at dumb and/or privileged blonde jokes.

  • Toni Mitt

    First of all–CONGRATS to you boys for getting thru the first week with your humor intact.  Secondly–it is so sad when a stereotype (i.e. dumb vapid blonde) comes true, eh?  Her outfit was confusing.  The rest were forgettable, although the cute-ish British guy is interesting.  Precious Moments, you’re calling him?  To me, he looks like a Hummel. 

    • Toni Mitt

      Also–all the models on this ruynway looked so dour!  Not a one of them showed any sort of personality.  I hope that changes over the season, or we’ll all want to slit our wrists before looking at those sour faces again! 

  • Anonymous

    I kinda miss the “Models of the Runway” sister show. It gave us some insight into the girls’ personalities instead of them just being a pretty face/body with a name tag attached. Getting to know the models, what they thought of the designers, and their reactions to the judging made the main show more interesting for me.

  • Anonymous

    I like Becky’s dress…but then I like her linings too.  As dresses go, it’s cute and she did dye it.  Viktor (Mr. Fierce?) didn’t dye his, which was less work.  Both had cute dresses.  I’m more interested in the contestants this year, and what they will do in the future.

    Peach is blogging on the Lifetime site, which is fun.  And it’s great to have Laura B. returning as well.  See ya Thursday!  Yay!  Women’s wear from orgainic kitty litter.  Yay!  How many bracelets will we see made out of pet collars?

  • Anonymous

    I liked both Becky’s and Laura’s, I think they both made nice, somewhat understated for PR, outfits in different genres – Becky more successfully, technically, than Laura. Generally, my taste does not predict a PR winner. Becky might have a discernible Point of View that the judges take to if she is a little more brash about it, or maybe I just liked hers better. Can’t tell about Laura – I’d have said way too bland (Kors-ish) but they did like that girl that did big-collared 70′s Aspen-wear in neutral colors a couple of season ago.

    Kimberly tried to splash out and be noticed/original and I didn’t care for her results. The front view of the top was just messy looking. In silhouette I liked what I thought she was going for, though it was still kind of “high school marching band uniforms from The Jetson’s.”

    As far as personalities, I haven’t seen enough of Becky or Kimberly to tell (not being as astute as Our Leaders) and I haven’t seen anything conclusively damning about Laura yet, as my lukewarm defense of her in various comments, above, would indicate. If she’s playing a role, as has been suggested, she’s going to be sorry. The edit-for-drama production staff will turn her footage into an indictment of character that she’ll be apologizing for, for months.

  • Anonymous

    I liked both Becky’s and Laura’s, I think they both made nice, somewhat understated for PR, outfits in different genres – Becky more successfully, technically, than Laura. Generally, my taste does not predict a PR winner. Becky might have a discernible Point of View that the judges take to if she is a little more brash about it, or maybe I just liked hers better. Can’t tell about Laura – I’d have said way too bland (Kors-ish) but they did like that girl that did big-collared 70′s Aspen-wear in neutral colors a couple of season ago.

    Kimberly tried to splash out and be noticed/original and I didn’t care for her results. The front view of the top was just messy looking. In silhouette I liked what I thought she was going for, though it was still kind of “high school marching band uniforms from The Jetson’s.”

    As far as personalities, I haven’t seen enough of Becky or Kimberly to tell (not being as astute as Our Leaders) and I haven’t seen anything conclusively damning about Laura yet, as my lukewarm defense of her in various comments, above, would indicate. If she’s playing a role, as has been suggested, she’s going to be sorry. The edit-for-drama production staff will turn her footage into an indictment of character that she’ll be apologizing for, for months.

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

    why was every single pair of pants constructed in an almost identical fashion? i mean, this is the pants silhouette i particularly like –what i think of as an early-mid 70s sonia rykiel-halston-ossie clarke [et al] kind of thing. but every one of them? all of them made by people who probably have limited idea of that early 70s –by way, of course, of 30s dietrich-sailor-garbo– form? i cant see anything going on other than that they were copying {influenced by, if you prefer} one another.

  • Anonymous

    I love the expression on Blenley’s model’s face.  If the person whose job it is to work the shit out of your clothes can’t muster up anything, then you’re in trouble.

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

    i really hated that white sheet top. (the 2nd contestant featured here). like bottom 3 hated.  and pretty princess can pack up now. the whole “when i’m broke, down and out.. i just call mommy and daddy”.. can just go home now.

  • Anonymous

    Is Becky the blue haired maiden? I CRACKED Up when she was complaining about the bad blue she dyed the fabric, it matched her hair EXACTLY . LOL
    BUT…”Are you speaking foreign?” GTFOH! OMG Ignorant American! I can hear every non-USA viewer saying JUST that.

  • Anonymous

    Is Becky the blue haired maiden? I CRACKED Up when she was complaining about the bad blue she dyed the fabric, it matched her hair EXACTLY . LOL
    BUT…”Are you speaking foreign?” GTFOH! OMG Ignorant American! I can hear every non-USA viewer saying JUST that.

    • Anonymous

      this type of comment makes me like her more.  

  • Anonymous

    These three hurled nothing but boredom down the runway.

    At least Missouri Barbie amused us with her incredibly narrow world view, e;g; “Are yew tawlking FERIGN?”  All she needs is a dangling price tag to be the reincarnation of Minnie Pearl.

  • Anonymous

    Laura’s not really that pretty, and the more she talks, the uglier she gets.

  • vmcdanie

    I’d forgotten how much ass was on the runway. I did like Becky and her dress though.

    And I shouldn’t judge her on this, but my God Kimberly is so lovely that I think she hypnotizes me and I forgot to notice her outfit. Seeing it on its own without her to give it context, man that is some ass.

    I don’t remember Blonde Kenley is more impressive as a character than a designer thus far. The good news is, I don’t hate anyone yet this season.