T LOunge

Posted on August 04, 2011

Darlings, grab your passports and get your ass to the international gates because you’ve got an appointment in Shanghai!

Bar Rouge, Shanghai

We’ve had a couple of tables reserved, as you can see, but the seats are gonna fill up fast, so wrap up whatever you’re doing, grab your heels and makeup bag, drop the pets off at the kennel and the kids with Child Protective Services, and hit that door labeled “OUT” as hard as you can. First round’s on us, but pack your imaginary Black Card just in case you get the urge to do something frivolous or want to pick up some jewelry along the way.

Or we could all just go to the TASTY KING RESTAURANT, INC. and get seats by the window (assuming there is one) so we can watch Tim Gunn scare a bunch of designers with his stern but loving taskmaster ways.

One of these seasons, a departing designer with a sense of how to make an exit will sing “To Sir, With Love” to Tim as they slowly ascend to the workroom to clean out their space. Someday this dream of ours will come true.

Yes, it’s the first real unconventional materials challenge of season 9, bitches. And this time, it’s pet store supplies. We’re looking forward to a lot of fuzzy and a lot of feathers.

Also, guest judge Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia looks a bit like Samantha’s cousin Serena and we are obligated to love her for that.

 

“THIS RUNWAY DOESN’T JUST BARK … IT BITES.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! In a world where reality show promos sound like trailers for apocalyptic action movies, maybe someone in charge should stop and consider whether “This runway … bites” is the way they want to go on the messaging.

What’s on the real-world menu for your Project Runway viewing experience? We bet a bunch of you just got a hankering to order Chinese, didn’t you? Your assignment in the comments section is to rewrite the lyrics of “To Sir, With Love” to be Tim- and Project Runway-specific. Alcohol will make this project more fun.

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for mylifetime.com, bar-rouge-shanghai.com - Video Credit: mylifetime.com]

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather give my heart to Tim, with love

    • Anonymous

      Yay for TLounge! I will take a gin and tonic because it’s been that kind of week. However, I’ll be watching tomorrow online so everyone have fun tonight.

      So, the picture that shows all the designers up there–I am completely underwhelmed by their outfits. NONE of them looks like they give a hoot about how they look (of course, I can’t see the folks in back). Laura Kathleen’s dress (skirt?) at least is bright and different. But they all look like a bunch of 10th graders being dragged around on a field trip. Now, I know it was probably hot and humid, but c’mon, people–put some effort into it. You’re designers–look like it. That Sartorialist guy wouldn’t give any of them a second glance.

      Am I being unreasonable here?

      • Anonymous

        I have faith that the Queen Mum is dressed nicely.

        PS: TLo, thank you for that nickname.

    • Ted Kane

      Does Blenley think that every challenge is going to be a clothes-off-your-back challenge?  I don’t know how else to explain that monster skirt she’s wearing in the photo in front of the Chinese restaurant.

      • Anonymous

        oo I love her skirt but thought the same thing

      • Anonymous

        And she is way too short to wear that big, long skirt.

    • Anonymous

      What’s on the real-world menu for your Project Runway viewing experience?

      It was going to be goat cheese ravioli with fresh herbs from my garden (okay, containers on my itsy-bitsy back porch), but I may need to rethink that.

      Lovely bar, guys, great choice.  Love the view!  Garçon, bring me a Shanghai Lil.

      If it weren’t for the fact that they never think they’ll have to “clean up their space”, I’d have said that somewhere a wannabe PR contestant had read this post and was busily memorizing the words to “To Sir, With Love” (if he didn’t know them already).

    • scottyf

      …but how do you thank someone
      who tried taking you from tacky to couture?
      It isn’t easy, but I’ll try
      If you wanted to take the win away from Gretchen
      I would try
      But I would rather let you take my heart
      To Tim, With Love

      *takes off go-go boots and flowered mini-skirt*

      Now excuse me while I go back for another pat down search from that hot TSA guard at the airport security checkpoint.

      • Anonymous

        brilliant my dear scottyf!

        whats your poison, I would love to buy you a drink!

        • Anonymous

          He really should have a Fashion Puta, since he was a lounge virgin last week. It’s a bit like crossing the equator the fist time really.

          • Anonymous

            Missed you last week, SS. Looking forward to seeing your design utilizing, I hope, leashes, training pads, and kibble.

            • Anonymous

              Maybe *I* should make the granny panities out of the training pad.

            • Anonymous

              snorted diet coke right out of my nose,  yes i did. *sigh* i  never learn not to eat or drink when reading this blog. there really should be a warning label.

            • Anonymous

              Maybe *I* should make the granny panities out of the training pad.

        • scottyf

          Well thank you very much! I’ll start off with Jameson 18 on the rocks. But I’m feeling fiesty, so I have a feeling I’ll be doing shots of Jagermeister before the evening is over. Just pour me on the plane back to the States when the party is over.

          • Anonymous

            i think we can do that :)  i am feeling like a chilled glass of champagne, its been way to long.

      • Anonymous

        brilliant my dear scottyf!

        whats your poison, I would love to buy you a drink!

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

        Every time you post, Scotty, you make me want to fill out an application so that you could be my own personal Gay.   Sure I have lots of hommasexials in my life already, but I need your special kind of guidance.

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

          I too am totally smitten by Scotty’s wit and elan!
          bitchybitchybitchy

          • Anonymous

            I am a total Scotty fan too!

          • Anonymous

            I am a total Scotty fan too!

      • Anonymous

        As much as I love rewriting song lyrics, I can’t beat “from tacky to coture.”  Bravo.

      • Anonymous

        If Bert won’t have you, will you marry me? You can have boyfriends, too!

        • Anonymous

          Whoa there, missy. I’m next in line if scotty’s engagement to Bert doesn’t work out. :)

        • Anonymous

          Whoa there, missy. I’m next in line if scotty’s engagement to Bert doesn’t work out. :)

    • Anonymous

      Yippee!! So happy to be back in the lounge!! I like the looks of the tonights judge too. I’m going to miss the show, though :( because I’m hosting a kid sleepover.I can’t very well leave the house, can I? I can sit in the bar and mutter about my bad luck and kids can’t really tell if you’ve ben drinking anyway.

    • Lori

      Want something with tons of crushed ice. Maybe it’s time I try an alcoholic slushie.

      Looks like there are only thirteen designers in the photo?   Trying to figure out who’s missing but can’t make it work.

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

        Crushed ice, cherry limeade and generous amounts of 3 Olives Cherry Vodka makes a very nice alcohol slushie:)

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

        Crushed ice, cherry limeade and generous amounts of 3 Olives Cherry Vodka makes a very nice alcohol slushie:)

        • Anonymous

          I will make the Sonic run for “Cherry Limeade SLUSHES!” How many am I getting? Ok, ok, yup got you, sure, you want what? Ok, it’s your stomach. Oh, a couple of footlongs too? No problem!!

          Save me a seat and some vodka, think I will need it, or maybe I should bring it with me for the kiddos manning the slush machine at Sonic with this order. Then I want to see them roller skate across the pot-hol marked parking lot and not fall on their asses!

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

            Also, if you prefer something more substantial, some milkshake recipes:

            Chocolate ice cream, whipped cream vodka, Kahlua, and peanut butter vodka

            OR

            Cointreau, whipped cream vodka, and vanilla ice cream for something like a Dreamsicle. 

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

              oh my goodness.. you can be my bartender anytime.   There is such a thing as peanut butter vodka?  My. Life. Is. Complete.

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

              Oh yeah!  And if you want to skip the non-alcohol ingredients, they also have Chocolate Whipped Cream vodka — equal parts that and the Peanut Butter vodka in a double shot glass.  It’s yummy…

            • Anonymous

              Be still my heart.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

              Your my kind of bartender…skip the non alchol parts!  Just “booze” (couldn’t resist my grandmoms word) — love it!

              I knew about the choc whip cream vodka… but PB vodka… I’m in LOVE!

            • Lori

              Oh, yummmmm, poetry in potion.

            • Anonymous

              Oh sure, I quit drinking and they invent peanut butter vodka.  Sigh.

      • scottyf

        Lori
        Regarding the missing designers: I was thinking the same thing. But if you look over Fallene’s left shoulder–in front of Anthony–I believe that’s Anya’s arm. And Joshua C. is standing in between Bryce and Viktor.

        I think we just invented “Where’s Waldo-Project Runway Version.”

        • Lori

          Thanks, Scotty!    You’re the best. 

    • MilaXX

      Oh my a writing assignment? This should be fun to read. Some of my fellow minions are really talented. I may get an order veg egg foo young or I may just behave and make a salad instead.

    • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

      Sorry, No lyrics tonight–though I am desperately sad that I must pass on this opportunity. My time will be split between the TV and my sewing machine. I’d still stitching up my looks for Fashion Week–averaging one a day. Kinda like Project Runway. Heck, TLo, If I ever get on, I promise to make your “Sir” dream come true, but not until I get my collection on the PR runway!

      • Anonymous

        If you get on the show the bitter kittens will be rooting for you all the way.

      • Anne Robotti

        Wendy, good luck at Fashion Week!

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

      Well, I’m going to miss the episode tonight, ’cause I’m going to see Captain America — FINALLY!  I might get back in time to catch some.  But on tonight’s menu is nachos and either The Bad Witch Ice Cream parfait at the theater: Vodka, Kahlua, and Bailey’s with ice cream and chocolate.  Mmmm… (The Good Witch has Amaretto instead of Bailey’s)  It will be in honor of Nina who I’m sure would love to pelt some of these people with apples or set them on fire if their crimes against her eyes are particularly vile:)

    • Anonymous

      Crikey, those are some insane platforms on Stacey Bendet!

      Tonight’s plan is to make some California burgers while gently caring for my kitty cat, who is being spayed as we speak! (er, type).  She will woozily watch PR with my husband and me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

        I noticed that too! Yowza!

      • Anonymous

        I have those same shoes and yes, they are insanely high.  I bought them for a charity benefit drag shoe, it took me 4 weeks just to get to the point I didn’t fall down flat every 5 steps.  I have a new respect for tranny hookers. 

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

          “I have a new respect for tranny hookers.”

          That just doesn’t get said enough.

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

      I can’t even start with the lyrics assignment, or I’ll obsess all night. That said, I’ll be watching the episode wondering “Which one is Lulu?”

      Now, as a mother, entertainer, and person, I think I deserve some Dom and some arm candy.

      Thanks for everything TLo!

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

      I can’t even start with the lyrics assignment, or I’ll obsess all night. That said, I’ll be watching the episode wondering “Which one is Lulu?”

      Now, as a mother, entertainer, and person, I think I deserve some Dom and some arm candy.

      Thanks for everything TLo!

    • Anonymous

      Yay Laura for that skirt… but it almost looks like she thought they’d re-do the same challenge twice in a row and wanted to make sure she had the best fabric! 

      TRying to recall.. with the unconvential materials challenges  – who normally wins… I mean I know the table cloth/show curtain usually get reemed for being too safe but I cannot recall how odd their materials should be   for examle we see dog food on the floor..

    • Anonymous

      My real-life dinner plans are meeting my SO at a restaurant where I will probably have a salad the size of my head.  I will rush him and not have dessert so I can be home and in my jammies by 9 p.m.  I have my priorities and he understands them, bless his heart.

      • Anonymous

        Order the dessert to go!

        • Anonymous

          Pay attention to Lilithcat, she has her priorities in order!

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

          We do that ALL the time!  I really like to be able to get appetizers and dessert, but I can’t eat that much at once, so we usually get the dessert to go and eat it while watching a late movie.

    • Anonymous

      Alas, here at IP Central I have a bear of a project to tackle, which is making my anisekonia-afflicted eyes cross.  No opportunity for copyright-fraught creation of a derivative work of musical lyrics possible right now.  I’m very much, though, looking forward to some PR escapism later tonight, as I make a good crunch salad of mesclun, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, green onions and cottage cheese with wasabi/artichoke dressing.  Probably improbably paired with an IPA.  Or two.

      Go BERT!  Sic ‘em!

    • sweetlilvoice

      Love the Serena reference. She’s my husband’s favorite witch!

    • Anonymous

      So this is Shanghai! Woohoo! What a fabulous place. In honor of tonight’s pet shop challenge I’ll start off with a delicious Blue Parrot. I agree with whomever posted that the designers look about as thrilled as a group of tenth-graders on a field trip. I thought the same thing! They do not look very thrilled to be there. Maybe it’s the fear. Maybe it’s the heat. Anyway, I’m pumped about this evening, but hope more folks area able to meet us for drinks a bit later on. Love Judge Stacey/Serena! Her red platforms are absolutely amazing! It’s nice to see judges dressing for the occasion.

    • Jennifer Kobayashi

      Those runway days, of judges tales and
      biting nails are gone.

      But in my mind, I know that they will
      still live on and on.

      But how do you thank someone, who has
      taken you from Parsons to Mood?

      It isn’t easy but I’ll try

      If you wanted a look I would write
      across the look in letters,

      That would elevate the look
      thoughtfully,

      To Tim with Love.

      The time has come for packing your
      space, and long last looks must end.

      And as I leave, I know that I am
      leaving my best friend.

      A friend who taught me editing and make
      it work, that’s a lot to learn.

      What, what can I give you in return?

      If you wanted couture I would try to
      make a start,

      but I would rather you let me give my
      heart

      To Tim with Love.

      • Anonymous

        Great lyrics!!!

      • Anonymous

        Very good!!

    • Mariah J

      Pet store challenge? There’s gonna be a lot of carpet on that runway….hmmm

      • Anonymous

        Some pet bedding might work, there are all sorts of patterns and sometimes rich colors. I’d be careful with all the leashes and collars though.     

        • Anonymous

          Oh no!  Bring on the leashes and collars!!  Oh wait, this isn’t one of those websites, is it?  Sorry, my bad…..  :)

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

      To Tim with Love

      My “Runway” days, of trips to Mood, contestant ‘tude are gone,On DVD, I know they will still play on and on,But how do you thank someone, Who has helped you out tho’ your design was crap?It isn’t easy, but I’ll try,If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters,That would soar a thousand feet high,To Tim, with LoveNow I am “auf”,My sojourn here, with a sad tear must end,And as I leave,I know that I am leaving my best friend,A friend who told me “Make it work”, without one smirk,Tho’ I couldn’t sew,What, what can I give you as I go?If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start,But I, would rather you let me give my heart,To Tim, with Love

      • Jennifer Kobayashi

        “On DVD, I know they will still play on and on,” – great line

      • Anonymous

        Maybe it’s my meds, but got a tiny tear reading this one!

      • Anonymous

        Nice go, Patricia!  It always warms my heart when people correctly observe the meter of the original!

    • W A

      To Tim, With Love

      These PR days of sewing stitches,
      Stealing bitch’s
      Dye are over, finished, done.
      The future’s grim
      If on a whim
      You’re shot by Timmy Gunn.

    • Anonymous

      I will just settle for vodka tonics tonight.

    • Anonymous

      I really want to have pizza and a box of red wine, and a massage.

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

      We have the most creative precious unborn fawns ever.

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      My local Chinese take-out place thanks you for your business, TLo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRYUOEZZC2IVUO24TCJMVTDNSU Gianni Rubino

      I already had Chinese for lunch (Chow Mei Fun – Chicken) and now I’m working on some Cherry Chocolate Italian Ice.    Being home recovering from umbilical hernia surgery, one would think I’d have enough time to come up with replacement lyrics, but everything keeps turning into “Endless Love” between The Gunn & I.    I’m more trying to figure out which PAST contestant I want singing “To Sir, With Love” to Tim Gunn …. how about Peach?  Shirin?  I guess as long as it isn’t Ivy, it’s all good.

      A week ago I was ready to strangle my beloved TG because I was sick of hearing about what Anondra did for Expedia.  Today, I’m sick of BK espousing that “Sharing Means Caring.”   No, turning off the TV isn’t an option.  =oP

      I haven’t seen a “Mormon Clean, Mormon Clean” commercial yet, but I keep looking. 

      I’m wondering if there will be another aspect to the Petland challenge, that we haven’t picked up on yet?

      TLo, I’m grateful for whatever your drink you’re willing to give me.

      Is anyone else following PRAS3?  I’ve seen the 1st four episodes, but am eager to see the rest.  Rachel’s magenta hair STILL cracks me up, but Matcho’s exuberant femininity is … truly amazing.

      Gianni Rubino

      • Anonymous

        I’ve been watching PRAS3. I’m interested in seeing the rest, but I’ve been a little disappointed so far, actually.

        The new judges are okay, but I miss the old ones – having seen several international versions, I think Jayson Brunsdon was my favourite “Michael” (for the record, Iman was my favourite “Heidi”, and Nina my favourite “Nina”). And I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the new mentor and his Rami-tight™ shirts, but I like him as Australian Tim Gunn.

        The challenges, though have mostly been pretty bland. The girl who went home in episode 4 (Nerida), I liked, largely for her personal style (part drag, part 70 year old opera diva – but it works), and something about her suggested to me that she might be able to do something interesting in a challenge that wasn’t “make a pretty dress in 8 hours”. But Matcho from… The Frelgerlands (seriously, he’s like a stereotypical generic “European” character from a bad comedy – in real life) is clearly the character of the season.

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous, Gotham, what’re you gals drinking? Whatever it is, put the next round on my tab.

    • Anonymous

      Those runway shows, of wooly balls and camel toes are gone,But in my mind,I know they will still live on and on,But how do you thank someone, who has taken you from tacky to couture?It isn’t easy, but I’ll try,If you wanted the sky I would stitch across the sky in letters,That would soar a thousand feet high,To Tim, with LoveThe time has come,For packing things because my look was not on trend.And as I leave,I know that I am leaving my best friend,A vocabulary so massive,He peers over his glasses,With a look so stern.What, what can I give you in return?If you wanted the moon, that job I’d never shirk,But I, would rather you let me make it work,To Tim, with Love 

      • Anonymous

        Brava!

      • Anonymous

        I feel so childish, but Wooly Balls still makes me giggle.

        • Anonymous

          They made Tim giggle too,  which is why I adore him <3

      • Toni Mitt

        I just watched the epi with the wooly balls again.  I had to laugh and laugh all over again…

    • Anonymous

      Can we posit that the future crooning contestant can, indeed, actually carry a tune?

      Because such is the ever-burgeoning power of TLo that I am sure someone will fulfill that wish.

      I’ll be watching in the a.m., so no nibbles to report. My work break repast is, at best, wasabi cheddar & homegrown tomato on Ry-Krisp crackers, but is usually just more coffee.

      Knock one back for me, all, & I look forward to skimming the witty commentary.

    • Anonymous

      Wow. Those are some shoes on Serena. Can you do a Singapore Sling in Shanghai? I’m a sucker for alliteration. Also – ‘this isn’t fashion – it’s trash-ion’…pretty funny.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRYUOEZZC2IVUO24TCJMVTDNSU Gianni Rubino

      Do you remember LeBlanc & Carr’s #13 pop hit “Falling” from Winter/Spring 1978?

      Oh I’m falling
      Yeah I’m falling
      Oh I’m falling
      In love with you

      Well, I keep thinking of them singing this instead …

      Oh I’m Fallene
      Yeah I’m Fallene
      Oh I’m Fallene
      With the puking clown

      Sorry, it was funny to me, at least.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRYUOEZZC2IVUO24TCJMVTDNSU Gianni Rubino

      Do you remember LeBlanc & Carr’s #13 pop hit “Falling” from Winter/Spring 1978?

      Oh I’m falling
      Yeah I’m falling
      Oh I’m falling
      In love with you

      Well, I keep thinking of them singing this instead …

      Oh I’m Fallene
      Yeah I’m Fallene
      Oh I’m Fallene
      With the puking clown

      Sorry, it was funny to me, at least.

    • Anonymous

      I need a stiff drink and some discipline to get some of this ding dang work finished. But I will be happy with just the drink. G&T please.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      B O O Z E !

      Anything – I don’t mind – it’s been one of those days.

      Cheers!

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if anyone will have the gall to make  granny panties from a training pad?

      • Anonymous

        I guess it all Depends… get it? har har…

      • Anonymous

        I guess it all Depends… get it? har har…

        • Anonymous

          Hurray fro the Louge!!

        • Anonymous

          Really good (bad?), Anathema!

          I am wondering if someone will purchase dry dog food and use the bags?  They are already sewn closed at the top, so they might be manipulable (is that a word?) . . . .

        • Anonymous

          Really good (bad?), Anathema!

          I am wondering if someone will purchase dry dog food and use the bags?  They are already sewn closed at the top, so they might be manipulable (is that a word?) . . . .

        • Anonymous

          Thank God I’d just swallowed my mouthful of mocha milkshake! Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to read the rest of the comments on my computer screen. Terrible, but great! Thanks for the best laugh of my day.

    • margaret meyers

      I’m a little worried about it being a pet store competition an dthey are standing in front of a restaurant.  Meow-shu pork.

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

      This has been one hell of a week and the T LOunge looks lovely tonight.  It is 100+ degrees here in Texas so I hope that out door patio is cool.  I’ll have a nice Ting Tsao (sp?) with a chilled glass and I am definately picking up Chineese Take out on my way home. 

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

        If you mean the Chinese beer, it’s Tsingtao — my brother loves it:)

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

        If you mean the Chinese beer, it’s Tsingtao — my brother loves it:)

    • Anonymous

      The Lounge is FAB tonight!  I have to updo my hair in crazy twisted extensions with colored ribbons and wear green shiny platforms, blood red lipstick and drink lychee martinis until I’m a puking clown. 

    • Anonymous

      The Lounge is FAB tonight!  I have to updo my hair in crazy twisted extensions with colored ribbons and wear green shiny platforms, blood red lipstick and drink lychee martinis until I’m a puking clown. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRYUOEZZC2IVUO24TCJMVTDNSU Gianni Rubino

      How about “No Thir, No Love” by Emilio Thotha?

      Okay, I’ll lay off for a bit.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRYUOEZZC2IVUO24TCJMVTDNSU Gianni Rubino

      How about “No Thir, No Love” by Emilio Thotha?

      Okay, I’ll lay off for a bit.

    • Anonymous

      And how’s this for the perfect pet store challenge supper? Hot dogs. I didn’t even plan that.

    • Anonymous

      And how’s this for the perfect pet store challenge supper? Hot dogs. I didn’t even plan that.

    • Anonymous

      Whenever I’m in a pet store, I’m always taken aback by how much modern chew toys look like butt plugs and sex toys. Unconventional materials indeed!!

      Migraine today, so my drink will have to be chamomile. :-(  But, if we’re in an virtual bar, I might as well pretend I don’t have a headache.Vodka tonic made with Hangar One Orange Blossom vodka, please!!

      • Anonymous

        (I’ve had the same exact thought wandering around Petco.)

        No alcohol–just straight-up bitchery for this mother, entertainer and person!

    • Anonymous

      Whenever I’m in a pet store, I’m always taken aback by how much modern chew toys look like butt plugs and sex toys. Unconventional materials indeed!!

      Migraine today, so my drink will have to be chamomile. :-(  But, if we’re in an virtual bar, I might as well pretend I don’t have a headache.Vodka tonic made with Hangar One Orange Blossom vodka, please!!

    • Anonymous

      I have to say, I’m really, really glad that we are minions, bitter kittens, poodles and unborn fawns rather than puking clowns.

    • Jenn B

      So to the Canadians out there — how do you watch PR?  My apologies if this has already been asked. I always wait a day or so and watch it on You Tube. But I find myself hiding from this site so I don’t know anything in advance, and I hate hiding from this site. Wish there was an easy way to watch from Canada.

      • Anonymous

        I steal it from the internet so I usually have to wait until the next day.

    • Anonymous

      I’m on some funky meds that make my thinking more wonky than usual, so will have to pass on the To Sir With Love challenge (altho’ look forward to my fellow precious unborn fawns tributes).  However, this just took me back to plush poopies of last year and I laughed out loud.  Even with the meds on board, pour me a triple gin and tonic, light on the lime, but somebody poke me with a stick if I fall asleep before showtime!

    • Anonymous

      Great view from the lounge, but the McDonald’s colors are killing me.  Guess it’s a bloody mary night.

    • Anonymous

      The picture of Stacey Bendet looks like she’s going rainbow — just can’t find the green, maybe the ring/earrings? 

      Red shoes, orange necklace, yellow bracelet, green ???, blue bow, purple belt… Kind of cool actually.

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

      I have to sit this one out tonight but bless whoever invented DVR! Getting up at 2:30 am to go to work blows!

    • Anonymous

      Chinese food sounds great with something tall and cool and alcoholic. I’ll be watching vicariously though twitter and comments until tomorrow. Pet store? Wonder if someone will do something with gluing kibbles and bits onto something?

    • belleinchanel

      Some General Tso’s chicken and fried rice would be fabulous right now…alas, meatballs and ravioli will have to do. Drink-wise I’ll probably be sipping iced tea as I watch PR (I’m probably the only youngin’ here). I have a feeling its gonna be a rough runway tonight and I can’t wait.
      Mega props to Stacy Bendet for wearing those rockin’ shoes.

    • Anonymous

      I cannot watch tonight, as I do not have a television, but I shall definitely watch it tomorrow. This challenge should be interesting: I always like the unconventional materials challenges (they usually produce a nice mix of fantastic and god awful – the promo at least promises god awful) and a pet store is a new one – I look forward to it. But right now, I’m mostly just hoping that the skirt Laura is wearing in that picture looks less like a Trapper Keeper from 1992 in real life.

    • Anonymous

      Can I propose the nickname Mrs. Slocum for for Becky?   

      • Anonymous

        Are you unanimous in that?

      • sonictofu

        bahahaha! 

    • Toni Mitt

      Those workroom days…of cutting thread and runway dread are gone
      And in my mind, I know they still live on and on
      But how do you thank someone whose taken you from tacky to sublime? 
      It isn’t easy, but I’ll try. 
      If you wanted couture I would sew a gown with sparkles 
      That would soar with words into the sky
      “To Tim, with love!”

      OK–I need a BIG Stoli martini. straight up, two olives.  Thank you!   

    • Anonymous

      Okay, it’s all I have time for:

      Those workroom daysOf panic ‘tacksAnd stabbing backsAre goneBut in my mindI’m sure that theyWill live on and onBut how do you thank someoneWho has taken you fromTrashion to fashion?It isn’t easy, but I’ll try:

      If you wanted to swoon
      I would try to make a gown
      So cle-ever.
      Would it boreOur Ni-ina?No, never!To Tim, With Love

    • Anonymous

      Okay, it’s all I have time for:

      Those workroom daysOf panic ‘tacksAnd stabbing backsAre goneBut in my mindI’m sure that theyWill live on and onBut how do you thank someoneWho has taken you fromTrashion to fashion?It isn’t easy, but I’ll try:

      If you wanted to swoon
      I would try to make a gown
      So cle-ever.
      Would it boreOur Ni-ina?No, never!To Tim, With Love

      • Toni Mitt

        Oooh BB!!  That’s good! 

        • Anonymous

          Thanks, TM!

    • Anonymous

      YES! Can’t wait to see what gets made out of fuzzy mice and that weird carpet that scratching posts are made of. I suspect a lot of people will cheap out and use dog beds, but there’s some potentially cracked out stuff I can’t wait to see.

      Even PRAus was pretty good this week, with a mom challenge where an 80 year old woman was dressed up like someone in road construction and a crazy, borderline incomprehensible lady was on the judging panel.

      • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

        I just watched that and it was heinous. Has he ever been out of the bottom two?

        • Anonymous

          A couple of times, but only when he doesn’t listen to his instincts (like when the judges scared him into toning it down or when he let a team member take the lead).

        • Anonymous

          He was in the top once, where he had Craig to keep him away from the crazy, but otherwise he’s pretty much exclusively on the bottom. I think they keep him around just because it’s pure comic relief – he is genuinely insane. 

    • Logo Girl

      Those workroom days… of
      stabbing nails and busting tails are now gone…
      but in my mind
      those sleepless nights will go on and on…
      but how do you thank someone
      who’s taken you from “what’s her name” to “final five”?
      (it’s not so easy being me!)
      If you wanted a gown that is free of useless embelishment, 
      I would make it for you if you knew it meant
      to Tim, With Love
      The time has come
      to hear “Auf Wiedersehen” and get two side kisses
      (That doesn’t mean you’ll hear the last of me!)
      The man that told me to “make it work”
      And reminded me what “sturm und drang” meant
      Is simply the reason I lasted this long…
      If you wanted some pants that were free of cameltoe and sloppy hems
      I would make it for you if you knew it meant
      to Tim, With Love

    • Toni Mitt

      I just watched the trailer again.  I hope they don’t go through the store squeeking all the toys, or my cocker spaniels are gonna go nuts through the whole episode….

    • aimee_parrott

      I haven’t scrolled down to see if anyone else has taken the challenge, but here is my version of “To Tim, With Love”

      Those workroom days, of sloppy hems and witty gems are gone,
      In my bad designs,
      I know they will still live on and on,
      But how do you thank someone, who has taken you from derivative to chic?
      It isn’t easy, but I’ll try
       
      If you wanted a print I would make a tawdry print in letters
      That would soar a thousand feet high
      To Tim, with LoveThe time has come,
      For closing shears, and models’ tears must end
      And as I leave,
      I know that I am leaving my best friend
      A friend who told me “Make it work!
      Don’t be a jerk!”
      That’s a lot to learn!
      What, what can I give you in return?If you wanted good taste I would try to make a start,
      But I would rather if you’d let me give my heart
      To Tim, with Love

      Now.  Somebody pass me a dirty martini, please.  I’ve had a helluva day.

      • Anne Robotti

        Aimee, pretend I liked this 100 times!

      • Anne Robotti

        Aimee, pretend I liked this 100 times!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

        Make the dirty martini a double. Sister, you earned it with those awesome lyrics. I hummed out loud through the whole damned thing!

      • Toni Mitt

        Wonderful!  I’ll get your next martini, and join you. 

    • Anonymous

      ooooh love the lounge….peach daiquiris for me with fresh ripe peaches in the blender. Mitzi love your lyrics, makes me think of the episode where they showed clips of Michael Knight reacting to Tim’s big vocabulary. I think we’re in for alot of scary dog bedding dresses, but alot of those parrot toys are pretty colorful made of corn husk type stuff like Austin’s corn husk dress, so maybe someone will pull off something really creative. Cheers!

    • Rachel Milligan

      Darlings. I’ve never commented before, but I HAVE to right now because I HAVE BEEN TO THE FABULOUS BAR ROUGE IRL. AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. My heart grew three sizes when I saw the picture!

      • Anonymous

        Lucky!  I hope you had a FAB time!

    • Anonymous

      OMG!  I am breaking out my “big girl shoes” to wear to tonights episode, they are EXACTLY the ones Stacey B. is wearing tonight.  Except in a size 13.  Now, if only I had an Amy Winehouse wig……..
      I’ll be dragging my dog Maggie’s bed into the TV room to watch in honor of the theme tonight.  No Chinese take out though, I am dieting and that just isn’t on the approved list.  Maybe I’ll eat steamed veggies with chopsticks and call it a day.

      • Anne Robotti

        Tom, where do you get cute shoes like that in a size 13? My daughter (who’s 14) is already a size 12 and showing no signs of slowing down on the growth. I know those particular shoes are too sophisticated, but it really makes her miserable that she often can’t find the kind of shoes her friends wear.

      • Anne Robotti

        Tom, where do you get cute shoes like that in a size 13? My daughter (who’s 14) is already a size 12 and showing no signs of slowing down on the growth. I know those particular shoes are too sophisticated, but it really makes her miserable that she often can’t find the kind of shoes her friends wear.

        • Anonymous

          http://www.designershoes.com    They usually have a pretty good selection and it is an easy website to navigate, you can enter in size, style, color and search many ways.  Have fun shopping!

    • Maria Rosenfire

      Is it just me or have all of the ads for this season been super melodramatic? The one with the giant scissors made me LOL.

      On the menu this evening: Cheesy walnut veggie burgers, home fries with garlic, and Greek salad with tomatoes from the garden. And a Guinness, because it’s that kind of night.

    • Lattis

      Petula Clarke :) . . . I even liked her in Finian’s Rainbow. . . . even Goodbye Mr. Chips. My older sisters had some of her records and for whatever reason, I loved LOVED her voice. 

    • Anne Robotti

      Does anyone remember the lady’s name who used to post about her chemotherapy treatments in the TLounge last year? Is there a happy update to that story? And Shannon who had the baby – how’s that going? And where the hell is Bill? I love me some Bill!! Sewing Siren, did you try out this year?

      • Anonymous

        Yes, and where is Antonija? (I think I spelled that wrong.) I always wonder about folks when they disappear. 

    • Anne Robotti

      Does anyone remember the lady’s name who used to post about her chemotherapy treatments in the TLounge last year? Is there a happy update to that story? And Shannon who had the baby – how’s that going? And where the hell is Bill? I love me some Bill!! Sewing Siren, did you try out this year?

    • Lori

      I hope they really run with it and there’s some serious WTFery. It’s fun knowing maybe tonight “squeaky-toy shrug” and “fuzzy-mice hoodie trim” will enter our lexicons forever.

    • Anonymous

      Ah, dah-links, this is what I need.  A bunch of crazy-ass designers doing crazy-ass things with crazy-ass stuff.

      Anyone care to run a champagne IV line straight to my left arm?  

    • Ben Miller

      a St. Germain gin and tonic — one part gin, one part st. germain, two parts tonic. Garnish with lime. The perfect summer highball. Glorious, truly. 

    • Anonymous

      I have never puked a rainbow.

      I just want to go on record with that.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Have you ever rode a ride called “Barrel of Fun” at a county fair in Texas on a 100 degree night in early September?
        I’m not say whether or not I have. I’m just saying. Do you know what I’m saying?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      Those Parsons days, of fabric wales and biting nails are gone
      But in my mind I know they will sew on and on
      But how do you thank someone who has taken you from costume to couture?
      It isn’t easy but I’ll try
      If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters that would soar a thousand feet high
      To Tim With Love
      The time has come for shopping Mood and attitudes must end.  And as I leave, I know that I am leaving our best friend
      A friend who taught me “less is more” and “don’t be a bore”-that’s a lot to learn.  What, what can I give you in return?
      If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start, but I would rather let me give my heart
      To Tim With Love

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

    • Anonymous

      Have had home made chicken fingers, snow peas and 2 gin and tonics down! Ready for tonight’s episode…even have my hubby ready for it!

    • Logo Girl

      Is “frozen gourmet” pizza an oxymoron?

      • Anonymous

        Well, if formal shorts are okay around here, I would guess you’re safe with frozen gourmet pizza.

        • Anonymous

          I’m no fan of frozen pizza, but I’ll take that over formal shorts any day.

        • Anonymous

          I’m no fan of frozen pizza, but I’ll take that over formal shorts any day.

    • Anonymous

      A Friend who  taught me meep from strong,
            and Drang from Sturm,
            That’s a lot to learn.

            (T Lo) You wanted a tune,
            And I’ll try to make a start .
            But I would rather let you give my heart.
             TLo with Love..

    • Anonymous

      The color scheme of the lounge tonight makes me think “upscale McDonalds.”  I guess I’ll drink a tequila sunrise to match the decor.

    • Anne Slovin

      Ha, she does look like Samantha’s cousin Serena!  I’m actually going to watch this episode when it airs–usually I just read your synopsis. :)

    • Anonymous

      I think the guest judge stole those shoes from a fierce drag queen.

    • Anonymous

      Hi everybody!

    • scottyf

      Whew!  Made it! Just in time. They lost my luggage at Pudong, so I had to wear the mini-skirt and go go boots. LOVE the new opening!

      • Anonymous

        Just so long as you make it work.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRYUOEZZC2IVUO24TCJMVTDNSU Gianni Rubino

      WTH?  Nina & MK were all over the intro.   =o)

      Gianni Rubino

    • Anonymous

      Josh: “I’m not trying to win. I just want to skate by.”

      Oh, no, honey. That is the WRONG attitude.

      • Anonymous

        Loser edit.

        • Anonymous

          It’s not looking good for him is it?  They can’t let him go home before he finds the right man, can they?

    • Anonymous

      Joshua (Miss Clinique  counter) is hoping for a trip to a leather bar.

    • Anonymous

      I used to have rabbits.  But they all died.  

      Wow, he’s a real sparkplug of joie de vivre, eh?

    • Anonymous

      Okay, so no live animals

    • Anonymous

      It looks like Missouri Barbie has a good idea

    • Anonymous

      How do people go on this show and still say things like “I don’t really do unconventional challenges”?

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking the same thing.

    • Anonymous

      The bird seed idea sounds good.

    • Anonymous

      Oh noes, Bryce.  You are my sentimental fave, but my first thought when I heard the challenge was “Don’t.  grab.  potty. training pads.”

      • Anonymous

         The guy who did the purple/pink ones at least made something pretty  with them

    • Anonymous

      Who did the leaf dress from the florist shop? Was it Andre?

      • Anonymous

        Uncle Nick, I think.  I remember him getting spanked for doing something leafy?

      • Anonymous

        Chloe.

        • Anonymous

          That’s right. She was gluing leaves until the last *second* before the runway. Andre was aufed for something grassy.

          • Anonymous

            Ahhhh, I was thinking of the wrong leaf dress.  Uncle Nick used giant waxy leaves and was dissed for lack of color.  Or taste level.  Or something.

          • Anonymous

            Which looked an awful lot like the winning outfit this week (Olivier)

    • Anonymous

      Wee-wee pads.  Should be stylish…

    • Anonymous

      Wait, so what’s her face, using the food bags, is just going to throw out all the pet food??

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps they’ll serve it for lunch. 

      • Anonymous

        I truly hope the designers are told if they do not plan to use the food to put it in provided containers along with everything else they do not use/tear apart so they can give it to a shelter.

        • Anonymous

          Pretty sure they had bins to give it to a shelter

      • Anonymous

        ew, someone is doing that? so wasteful.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N5M52EWGY4NVF5MO7J6B2MEZTE Psyche

      I’m sad they’re using the tablets with an apparently pre-designed base for their sketches.  I liked to see each designer’s individual art style :(

    • Anonymous

      My Feline Manager is deeply OFFENDED by the deconstruction of the kitty condo!  How rude!

      • Anonymous

        haha, my friend calls her cat her little supervisor.

        • Anonymous

          Your friend has a true understanding of the human/feline relationship.

    • Anonymous

      Trashion!

    • Anonymous

      So Precious Moments developed a british-ish accent in 6 years? Okay, Madonna.

      • Anonymous

        Seriously!  Makes no sense.  Pretentious?  I’m not even sure!

      • scottyf

        Well, you also have to include all of the hours he spent watching Truth Or Dare.

      • Anonymous

        I thought he also lived somewhere else before he went to London and Milan (somewhere in Asia???)

        • Anonymous

          I thought he said he grew up in Ohio or some other state (that was five minutes ago, my memory is terrible) and moved to the UK when he was 16.

          • Anne Robotti

            Your memory isn’t terrible, that was the most boring story in the history of stories. You forgot that he moved to the UK “ON HIS OWN” when he was 16. If you don’t say “on my own” then you’re just a dork who moved there with your parents, and you’re legally barred from using the pretentious accent.

      • Anonymous

        If you ‘acquire’ that accent, then when people ask you about it, you get to tell them you moved to London at 16 and then studied in Milan. Much more interesting than sounding like you spent your first 16 years in Columbus, Ohio.

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

        He said he was born in Ohio not that he grew up there.  This would only make sense if he grew up in some non-english speaking country with ESL parents.  But considering how often he mentions London and Milan I doubt he would forget to mention that part too.  My vote… super pretentious, not feeling any love

    • Toni Mitt

      Falene (sp?) reminds me of the “unborn twin fawns” girl from that art show (OMG–I have completely forgotten the title!)  And she doesn’t like orange?  Weird–considering her barfing clown….

      • Anonymous

        Yes!  Peregrine!

        • Toni Mitt

          Thank you!  Yes–Peregrine.  But what was the name of the show?  Drawing a blank…

          • Anonymous

            Work of Art! Hope it returns someday…It really brought the cray-cray.

      • scottyf

        I think you mean Peregrine from Work Of Art

        • Toni Mitt

          That’s why we love you, Scotty!  A great memory.  And–I want a wee-wee dress so I never have to get up from my bar stool! 

    • Anonymous

      Mommie Dearest commercial – ugh.

    • Anonymous

      As someone predicted on here earlier, all four of my dogs jumped at the same time at the squeaky toy…

    • Anonymous

      Joshua – quel suprise!

    • Anonymous

      Please tell me someone is taking all the “real” animal toys and making a squeaking Sheena outfit with them…! (at work – I can’t see)

    • scottyf

      Bert: I’m the Queen of England. That’s my man!!!!

      • Anonymous

        So you’re marrying royalty?

      • Anonymous

        Are you ready to be a Prince(ss)? And can you handle the constant scrutiny of the height of your heels?

        I want to cater your wedding. I make a boeuf bourguignon that will make you cry.

      • Anonymous

         Well your man came off as lazy and not that bright in today’s show  – embarrassed by him

    • Anonymous

      Okay, Blenley needs to go the fuck home.  I’m so tired of hearing how privileged and rich she was/is.

      • Anonymous

        Uh huh, She’s SO rich she has to tell everyone? She probably grew up in a double wide.

      • Anonymous

        Now we know shopping a Nieman’s is the entree to the fashion world!

    • Anonymous

      Missouri Barbie is making a dirt skirt?

    • Anonymous

      Boys, I grabbed my passport, got myself to LAX but screwed up and flew to Sydney not Shanghai. Always wanted to go to Australia so I’m going to stay a few weeks. Enjoy Bar Rouge without me.

    • Anonymous

      Drink every time someone says *wee wee pads*.

      • Anonymous

        Okay, but you’re buying me a new liver.

        • Anonymous

          I’m friggin wasted already dude.   Can you charge black market body parts?  Cuz I don’t think I have enough cash…

      • Anonymous

        There was one point at which you would have been drunk in about 10 minutes.

    • Anonymous

      Product placement! Depends!

    • Anonymous

      ‘You never have to get up from your bar stool.” God, I love Tim!

    • Anonymous

      Wee-wee!   I need another tequila sunrise!

    • Anonymous

      Olivier is such a cutie-patootie. I want to pinch his cheeks. His look also intrigues me. I hope it works out well.

      • Anonymous

        I love him too.   Even the fake accent.   Maybe because of it.

    • Anonymous

      I hope Missouri Barbie’s model is wearing underwear for the runway or we may have a US TV first.

    • Anonymous

      Bert gets the raised eyebrow of deep concern for using bedding, while  TaupeTanBeige gets a pass.  Interesting.

      • Anonymous

        Well, Bert got the raised eyebrow of deep concern because his looked like a velour coverup. Basically if you are going to use material that is essentially fabric you better make an amazing outfit. TaupeTanBeige used the material for the top only so he gets a pass.

      • Anonymous

        I think it’s more because Bert’s garment looks like a wrapped towel.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed, actually.  But I don’t think TaupeTanBeige should win unless the more unconventional offerings are all crap.

    • Anonymous

      If I have to see one more commercial for “Against The Wall” I’m going to get stabby.

    • Lori

      Love the ninety minutes now. 

    • Anonymous

      Oooh! The Real Housewives of Brighton Beach?

      • Anonymous

        Oh, thank you. I couldn’t come up with the name of where those Russian dolls are (probably) from. Also: Yikes. Also, Also: tackeeeyyyy!

      • Anonymous

        We thought they had finally gone international, as in The Real Housewives of Moscow, aka Russian Mob Wives.

    • Anonymous

      Really wish I had cable right now! What pet store did they go to?

      • Anonymous

        It wasn’t a chain. Pet Discount I think. It seemed pretty large for a pet store in New York City.

        • Anonymous

          it actually is a chain (though maybe not a very big one).  There’s also one in my neighborhood in Brooklyn.

        • Anonymous

          it actually is a chain (though maybe not a very big one).  There’s also one in my neighborhood in Brooklyn.

      • Anonymous

        I thought it was Petco?  Petland?  The one that’s not Petsmart?

      • scottyf

        Petland Discounts. It’s on 14th St in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

    • Anonymous

      Please tell me how you “feasibly say to yourself”?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, please, please, PLEASE tell me laura kathleen is sending that dog collar ass display skirt down the runway.  I want to hear MK rip her apart…..

    • Anonymous

      I love the banter between Joshua M. & Victor. They’re hilarious.

      • Anonymous

        “You want me to do this by hand?”
        “Yes Girl!”
        “Each one?”
        “This is couture!”
        “Oh please!”

        LMAO

    • Anonymous

      Those cardboard strips – Frank Geary does couture?

      • Anonymous

         I thought hers was cute – although cannot imagine how she could not save the original skirt – but thank God she did not pull a Zulema

    • Anonymous

      And WTF is blue hair girl making? A salad?

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking Julie really is up that creek surrounded by alligators in a leaky canoe…

    • Anonymous

      I’m also thinking that being heavily tiddled may be the very best way to watch this particular runway show!

      Another round, anyone?  Bring me a couple doubles, OK?

      • Anonymous

        So long as the only thing you’re driving later is a TV remote. Whatcha drinking? I’ll buy a round.

      • Anonymous

        Everything is better tiddled. Or getting tiddled .

    • Anonymous

      I’m a little disappointed by Bert’s attitude about “costumes”. I really wanted to see what he’d do with a really creative challenge, and he’s throwing it. Has he seen the show?

      • scottyf

        I have to agree. I think I may need a shot of Jager. He’s not making me happy.

      • Anonymous

        So am I.

      • Anonymous

        So am I.

      • Anonymous

        I have to agree. And the little “I’ll just say this is the same silhouette that Heidi wore last night” comment annoyed me. I sincerely hope he doesn’t even get the opportunity to say that. Very lucky he has immunity.

      • Anonymous

        He’s very distracted, what with planning his wedding to our own scottyf.

    • Anonymous

      Gahhh…I just got home and went to put on and my DVR is being wonky…it says it’s recording but it won’t actually show PR as an option to watch. Effing technology. 

      • Anonymous

        And yeah..now it shows up but when I click play, it is playing last Sunday’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.  Guess I’m NOT going to  get to see the beginning. WTF Comcast. 

        • Anonymous

          Comcast is still on my s*** list from last week. They ruined the premiere for me.

    • Anonymous

      Please let the two Joshuas stay around long enough to fall in love!

      • Anonymous

        Um, try and keep up.  Bald Joshua is STRAIGHT, remember?  Looking for the right woman…… LOL!

    • Anonymous

      Birdseed top is actually kind of cute, but stay inside ladies, unless you think The Birds looked like a good time.

      • Anonymous

        Run Tippi, RUN!!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        So, possible violent death by massive  pecking on one hand. But on the other hand,  it’s totally sustainable.  :-P

    • sonictofu

      Jealous of those with cable, at least for the moment.  Sipping some cheap Malbec, wishing for a Sapphire and tonic.  Has Bert brought the claws out yet?  I know they’re there…

      • Anonymous

        Not this episode. He’s snoozing through this challenge and will probably get ripped a new one by the judges.

        • Anonymous

          Im not digging him tonite

    • Anonymous

      Thanks!  I have been doing the champagne, but I think I’m going to have to switch to a Long Beach.  This runway show seems like it needs a serious alcoholic haze…

      Blue hair…”what a disaster this room is”…yup…

    • Anonymous

      Thanks!  I have been doing the champagne, but I think I’m going to have to switch to a Long Beach.  This runway show seems like it needs a serious alcoholic haze…

      Blue hair…”what a disaster this room is”…yup…

    • Anonymous

      Gawd, Mr, L’Oreal handlebar moustache is a hunk.

      • sonictofu

        he’s back?  squee

      • Anonymous

        I’ve had a crush on him for years.

    • Anonymous

      Surfer girl is probably going home. I like Precious Moments FTW.

    • Anonymous

      dog on the catwalk

      She needs to stay for that line alone!

    • Anonymous

      Oops – I meant snowboarder girl – the one with the terrible side cinch pants last week. I really need to learn their names and the booze isn’t helping.

      • Anonymous

        No sense in learning names until the first 6 are gone.

      • Anne Robotti

        Neither are their personalities.

    • Lori

      “candy corn teeth”   :snort:

    • Anonymous

      I really loved Bert on the first episode.

      That love is gone now.

      • Anne Robotti

        He *really* boned himself. And the guy who won (unintentionally?) underlined it when they told him he had immunity and he said, “I will only work harder.” This would have been the time for Bert to be running around that store pulling feathers off the parrots and making something completely out there insane and fabulous. I think it’s going to take a LONG time for the judges to get over this.

    • Anonymous

      Do you think the judges have to “fortify” themselves before watching this runway?  For the first time, I’m starting to feel great sympathy for them…

      • Anonymous

        I’d be getting plastered if I had to look at this parade of crap every week.

    • Anonymous

      The lipstick is WRONG

    • Anonymous

      Ouch. Heidi’s lipstick is fighting her dress.

    • Anonymous

      Ouch. Heidi’s lipstick is fighting her dress.

    • Anonymous

      Anyone else think Heidi’s makeup doesn’t go with her dress?

      • Anonymous

        agreed

    • Anonymous

      Anyone else think Heidi’s makeup doesn’t go with her dress?

    • Anonymous

      Is it just me or is Frau Seal wearing a LOT of makeup tonight for runway?  Garish makeup….

    • Anonymous

      Is it just me or is Frau Seal wearing a LOT of makeup tonight for runway?  Garish makeup….

    • Anonymous

      Fallene, not bad

    • Anonymous

      Birdseed dress is pretty cute, actually.

    • Anonymous

      Monoball may be top three.

    • Anonymous

      dog food bag looks like a burlap sack

    • Anonymous

      Oh Julie honey. What a sad mess.

    • Anonymous

      I’m liking Fallene and Birdseed. T&T not bad.

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s top looks great.

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s is really cute.  Looks a lot like last week’s top, though

    • Anonymous

      Blue boy is bottom three.

    • Anonymous

      Wee-wee pads is a bunch of wee-wee…

    • Stubenville

      John – meh.

    • Anonymous

      The pink wee-wee pad dress is kind of cute too. so is hamster bedding dress.

      Olivier’s eyebrows were interesting!

    • Anonymous

      Yikes, Olivier! But I think Bryce might be in more trouble…

    • Stubenville

      Oooh! It’s a salad costume! Where’s Chris March?

    • Anonymous

      transparent skirt???

      • Anonymous

        It was re-done and actually looked pretty cute.

        • Anonymous

          No…but the last skirt down the runway was transparent.. we were looking at model’s panties…

          • Anonymous

            I’m wondering if the lighting in the studio for the tv cameras made the skirt transparent.  Perhaps it wasn’t so sheer for the folks sitting there at eye level.  I gasped when I saw her undies, haha.

    • Anonymous

      There was a much better crop of designs for this challenge than the last.

    • Anonymous

      Miss Clinique? Did Nina love it or hate it?

    • Anonymous

      Bert is so, so lucky he has immunity.

    • Anonymous

      Bert is safe with immunity…barely

    • Anonymous

      I thought Becky’s was horrific. How is she getting passed on? I thought for sure it would be Becky and Bryce in the bottom.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I’m on the 2Josh love train

      • Anonymous

        Me too!  They can’t send either one home until they find true love.  That would just be wrong.

    • Toni Mitt

      I just noticed–no used “de ploosh poopies!”  Meaning–no one draped a dis-embowled fuzzy toy around the neck. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh I miss Casanova and his ploosh poppies.

    • Lori

      Guess Heidi let Leni put her makeup on.

      • Anonymous

        The lipstick is especially tragic.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe Bert is conserving energy…it might be his Grand Strategy.  At 57 he’s not a spring chicken any more…
      But it’s disturbing to see his energy level and enthusiasm so LOW this week!  BUMMER!

      • Anonymous

         THe way this season is shaking out (up?) I would not have been floored had they cut Bert saying – “We gave you immunity – but you basically sat this one out and we are overriding th iimmunity”

    • Anonymous

      Poor Bryce is in trouble.

    • Anonymous

      Bird seed dress is likely winner, I think…judges raved over it.

      And HEIDI complained about a too-short skirt???  
      Have I just gone on to an alternate reality?

    • Anonymous

      Why does Oliver’s model have toothpaste on her eyebrows? Will anyone ask?

      • Anonymous

        Kors at least mentioned it!

      • Anonymous

        I thought it looked like bleach. Either way, really stupid.

    • Anonymous

      Damn, they’re dumping on bald Joshua

    • Anonymous

      Of course you like it Heidi: it’s short and shiny!

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

      oh my god how much crack ARE they on??? how can they dislike her colour palatte and yet like the glittery regurgitated 90s bellyshirt?  

    • Anonymous

      I’m askeered for Bryce.  I don’t think I’ve ever had a sentimental fave go out this early.

    • Anonymous

      I think there were a couple outfits besides Bert’s that were worst then Fallene’s. I kind of liked her outfit, but maybe it looks horrid in person.

      • Anonymous

        PR Rule #something:  No orange/brown or orange/black

        • Anne Robotti

          But the Duchess is orange and black every single week, and they hang on his every word!

    • Anonymous

      I’m shocked that snowboarder girl got a pass.

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

        agreed. my sister and i started out thinking it was decent, and by the time it left the runway we had sunk to ‘bottom 3 for sure’. that hem length…eugh.

      • Anonymous

        For me it was the worst garment on the runway.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed from me as well.  Everyone I watched it with was just jaw-dropped that Julie made it!

    • Joseph Johnson

      Honestly, I’m having trouble understanding why the judges are  dumping on Joshua C and Fellena so much for their clothing being boring, and yet they praise to the heavens the designer who made what looks like a basic muslin dress with a mix of birdseed

    • Toni Mitt

      OK so it seems the judging is going to be as inconsistant as it was last time.  They loved the fuzzy dog-bed-hampster skirt, but hated that Josh took and umbrella apart?  Oliver’s dress was an “exciting silhouette, but Falene’s was boring?  Huh??  I just don’t get it. 

      • Toni Mitt

        Wow–I’m all worked up–so much so that I’m making all sorts of typos!  

      • MilaXX

        I think it has to do with how much manipulation is involved. Taking the metal out of an umbrella leave you with fabric, whereas the birdseed and the hamster bedding took some planning out of how to glue it into a pattern.

    • Anonymous

      OMG, candy corn teeth! The Duchess is on a roll tonight. Personally, I didn’t think it was all that bad.

      • Jacqui

        Me either, I actually liked the colors. I thought it was a wearable cute dress. Obviously I know nothing lol

        • margaret meyers

          I thought they had two obvious garments for the bottom 3, and when they decided to put Fallene there they had to amplify their complaints.  Several garments got a pass that were no better than Fallene’s.

      • Anonymous

        I agree… jeez louise they came down hard on her (can’t keep any of their names straight)… 

    • Joseph Johnson

      Hone

    • Joseph Johnson

      Honestly, I’m having a hard time understanding why the judges are landing so hard on Fellena and Josh C for being boring, but they’re praising to the heavens a basic muslin dress with birdseed glued over it.

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps they’re smoking crack?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N5M52EWGY4NVF5MO7J6B2MEZTE Psyche

      God, I can’t believe the judges are raving over Oli-woolytop-mcblandpants.  The silhouette is boring, the colors are dull, and he used a traditional material.  UGH.

      • Anonymous

        I figured he’d be middle of the pack. I thought the purple? dyed wee wee pad dress would make top three.

      • Anonymous

        I know. Once they left him on the runway, I assumed he was in the bottom because the outfit was just soooooooooooo dull.

      • Anonymous

        Somebody needs to put Nina in the wooly, lumpy top and let her see how editorial it is. NIIIIIIIINA! HAAAAAATE!

      • Anonymous

        I agree! The fuzzy dog bedding is straight material, just unstitched and restitched together. How the hell is that any different?

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

          I thought that the dog bedding material wasbulky, and created a rather stiff silhouette for the top. 
          That said, Olivier obviously hit Nina’s sweet spot, design-wise. She used the magic word “editorial”, and overruled Heidi…again.

          I was pleasanatly surprised by Anthony ryan this week.  He really did rise to the challenge and used the birdseed so effectively.
          bitchybitchybitchy

        • Anonymous

          I know, dammit. Not that Josh’s dated outfit was anything to write home about, but Olivier actually did less with his top than Josh did with his. Josh dyed the umbrella fabric; Olivier, as you said, just stitched and restitched.

    • Anonymous

      Is Miss Clinique Counter wearing leather pants?

    • Anonymous

      I’m siding with Team Heidi  on the birdseed vs. hamster bedding smackdown.  

      • Anonymous

        Me too. It is short, but not in the sense of don’t breath too deeply or you are going to show off the goods way.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but she’s not the one to be ragging’ on Josh1’s model’s makeup with what she’s got on her face.

    • Anonymous

      I’d give it to birdseed.     But I liked Oliver’s too.

      • MilaXX

        Yup I think the birdseed edges out the hamster bedding by a nose. I also think Fallen hating her outfit may save Bryce’s wee – wee pads.

      • Anonymous

        The neckline on the birdseed dress reminded me of the McQueen feather dress from his last collection.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668300493 Patsye Dickinson Peebles

      I’m glad Anthony Ryan is on the 

    • Anonymous

      come ON birdseeds.  Oliver’s is a mess

    • http://twitter.com/patsyep Patsye Peebles

      I’m glad that our Louisiana boy is in the top, but the judging is VERY confusing tonight.  As usual, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to all us mere mortals out here!

    • Anonymous

      Of course with them fighting over birdseed and hamster bedding, aquarium rocks will win.

    • Anonymous

      Bummer.  I wanted bird seed dress to win.

      • Anonymous

        me too me too…. chirp chirp

      • Anonymous

        Me, too. Disappointed…

    • Anonymous

      Oliver!   I’m so happy for him!    

    • http://twitter.com/patsyep Patsye Peebles

      I thought Oliver’s dress looked dumpy!

      • margaret meyers

        It was OK on a model, but that is a tough silhouette for the rest of us.

    • Anonymous

      ArrrrRRRRRRRggg.  Boo Nina.  

      But YAAAAAY.  Bryce is safe!

    • Anonymous

      Bryce LUCKY!!

    • Anonymous

      Josh is gone.  Calling it.

    • Anonymous

      Betcha Fallene goes.

    • Laura Walaszek

      I just realized that Joshua M. and Anthony were different people!!

    • Anonymous

      No…JOSH????

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t see this coming; there was worse on the runway. Poor Josh.

    • Anonymous

      *sob *sob    My love story ending.   boo too

      • Anonymous

        Hahahaa, that’s what I said.

    • Anonymous

      How on EARTH could Josh have lost over Bryce!!! That was a crime.

      • Anonymous

        Josh was already in the bottom once and at least Bryce used unconventional materials.

        • Anonymous

          You’re right (I’d forgotten Josh was in the bottom last week), but the first thing out of Heidi’s mouth was that Bryce had the worst outfit. Guess the wee-wee pads don’t seem that unconventional to me. They’re pretty fabric-y.

      • Anonymous

        And the woven paper bag outfit from surfboard girl?

      • Anonymous

        He was booted for lack of imagination in an unconventional material challenge.  That I get.  But how on earth then do you give Olivier the win when half of his garment was made of conventional fabric?  

        • Anonymous

          Good question. They didn’t even ding Olivier for that one. Maybe because he used hamster shavings for the bottom? Don’t know.

        • margaret meyers

          I think that if the judges like the garment (and they really liked Oliver’s) they will overlook falling short on the specifics of the challenge.  They really liked Oliver’s garment, they did not like Josh’s. 
          The judges also seem to head towards conservative, tasteful looks made from wierd stuff over poofy, brightly colored ones.  Think of last week’s bed sheet challenge — the winner was a tasteful, muted garment.

      • Anonymous

        I know! The thing about Bryce’s look is that it was kind of juvenile and just so nasty-looking. 

    • Anonymous

      yay!

    • Anonymous

      I’m thrilled that Olivier won! I actually really loved it. Eyebrows included.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I thought it was a very chic dress.  And I also liked the eyebrows – hey, it’s a runway show! I like his esthetic so far – although I must say, I’m from Ohio and I don’t recall that accent….

        • BuffaloBarbara

          It sounds to me less like a fake accent than a mixed up one from someone who lived alone in England, with no one reinforcing his home accent.  Send me down south, I pick up a twang in a month.  (Though I have friends who’ve lived there for years without picking it up at all.)   Maybe that’s how he was in England.

          • Anonymous

            Kidding aside, I have the feeling he was born in Ohio but raised in a non-English-speaking household.  If he didn’t start with English until school he would probably have some accent to start with; I had a Korean-American friend with that history and his pronunciation was always just a bit off.  Then add a few years in England and Italy and you have mystery accent! 

            • margaret meyers

              You’re being too nice.  The accent is very affected.

          • Anonymous

            Kidding aside, I have the feeling he was born in Ohio but raised in a non-English-speaking household.  If he didn’t start with English until school he would probably have some accent to start with; I had a Korean-American friend with that history and his pronunciation was always just a bit off.  Then add a few years in England and Italy and you have mystery accent! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      I am so disgusted I could barf. BIRDSEED FOREVER!

      • Anonymous

        Fallene has a shirt for you.

    • Anonymous

      What a hug from Josh1 to Josh2!    I wuv them.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, honey, if Josh C had stayed longer, those two would have become an item  .  .  .  “I’m looking for the right girl” notwithstanding.

        • margaret meyers

          Now we’ll never get to see Josh-the-Mormon’s awakening.

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

      I knew Josh C was going to get eliminated for safe and boring!  But I was hoping that he’d hang on longer…  and I was all for voting Bryce off the island!

      • margaret meyers

        I think Bryce has more to show us than Josh does.  The judges agree.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, I thought Olivier would be in the bottom…  Or at least just safe, definitely not top or winner…

      Not surprised that Josh went home though.

      • Anonymous

        I thought Olivier would be in the bottom…  Or at least just safe .  .  .

        So did I!  I thought they’d be on his case about using fabric for the top, and I thought the proportions made his model look dumpy.

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

          So did I.  I honestly thought that Oliver was gonna get the “matronly” label!  Julie (dog food bags) and Bryce were in the worst trouble because both of their looks were hot messes.

      • Anonymous

         I got a Andre Flower shop (moss) vibe and thought it could be considered kind of matronly/blah and a similar shape to the bird seed dress (although the neck is was saved that one from total snooze land)

    • Anonymous

      Josh lost because it was his second time on the bottom I guess, because Bryce’s was a hot mess.

      • scottyf

        Oh, I really think Josh has been on the bottom more than twice.

        • MilaXX

          you bad!

        • MilaXX

          you bad!

        • Anonymous

          Maybe he and the other Josh can go find a leather bar.

          • Anonymous

            No.  boohoo   They’ll be separated and sequestered.    I’m brokenhearted.

        • Anonymous

          Well, yes, I do believe you are correct.

    • Anonymous

      kjh

    • Anonymous

      I’m totally disgusted with the judging – and it’s only the second episode.  Why is fabric from a dog bed okay but fabric from an umbrella not?  I would think the umbrella fabric would be more difficult to manipulate.  And the judges all agree Bryce’s outfit is the worst but he’s not even in the bottom two.  Becky should have joined Bryce in the bottom two.  This week Anthony deserved to win.

      • Anonymous

        Because the judges make it up as they go along and furiously rationalize on the most obscure issues. I guess it’s not really fabric in their view if it’s fuzzy. Kind of like their logic.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        All I can think of is that the dog bed fabric is kind of difficult to work with–stiff and thick and prone to pilling and shedding–than the relatively normal fabric of an umbrella.

        Ultimately, I think it came down to Nina thinking Olivier’s was sophisticated, given the materials.

        • Anonymous

           But I’d expect the umbrella fabric to be slippery and he was able to dye it.

      • Anonymous

        For me, it was because Oliver used conventional *and* unconventional materials (bed and hampster mesh), while Josh only used conventional fabric.  Whether he got it from umbrellas or wee wee pads or whatever, it was still fabric. Add to that Oliver’s overall chic look, while Josh’s was kind of a mess, and for me it makes sense.  I have to agree with you on Fallene though – it should have been Bryce and Josh in the bottom two.  I actually kind of liked Fallene’s look.

        • Anonymous

          Josh used the same liner material as the other Josh (?) didn’t he?

      • Anonymous

         I agree – I like what he did with the fabric and I had to look very closely to see what he’s done and I liked the dye job he did – I thought Tim liked the top a lot.   But odd that Tim told the one woman not to use dog bed and the dog bed (sherpa) top won. 
        Yer Bert’s was weak…. oye     The inconsistency sucks

    • Anonymous

      No way Josh’s was worse than Bryce’s. NON-SENSE.

      • MilaXX

        No but this is Josh’s second time in the bottom. I think the judges decided they will never get anything more than a pretty dress from him.

        • Anonymous

           Yes and sadly ugly stays and pretty leaves?

      • Anonymous

        But at least Bryce tried to be creative and went wrong with the manipulation of the materials.  Josh just aimed for mediocrity from jump.  

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_STPG6FX4FIOUGAG6V4EVPXV7QY K D

          Tried to be creative? We’ve seen the tissue dress several times. Frankly I think it should have been a double elimination and the both have to go. 

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I was surprised that it was between Olivier and Birdseed (I can’t remember his name; I think he will permanently be Birdseed).  I thought they were both good, but I thought Josh M and his pretty-patterned shirt were above both of them.

      I don’t think Fallene deserved the scorn. Maybe my TV has odd projection, but nothing about her color palette seemed horrendous.  It wasn’t exactly interesting, but I’d have put it in the middle of the pack, with dog-food-bag girl in the bottom three.

      I like Bryce, but he should have gone home over that mess.

    • Anonymous

      I think it was Josh2 because not only were his designs unsuccessful, they were boring and kind of dated.   Bottom twice in a row is hard to overcome.

      I don’t want any of them to go home.  Except Laura, of course.

      • Anonymous

         I kind of wanted Josh to get another chance and just among the bottom three would have been ok with either of the others. 
        I thought Laura did pretty good

    • Anonymous

      Thank god it was Josh.  I couldn’t handle clueless, week 3.

      Victor’s dress wasn’t all that, like at all.  So glad he wasn’t top 3.  He seems like a real PITA. 

      I actually enjoyed the wack brows on Olivier’s model.  But how’d he get Tina Turner’s The Continental-style accent in only 6 years?

       The woman with the shorter blonde hair and glasses just has no real taste.  She’s very Etsy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1277204672 Barbara Harris Morgan

      sorry, but I just don’t get all the love for Anthony’s dress. It was just a muslin shell with shit glued on. At least the others ‘designed’ the  pieces their models were wearing. Anthony’s dress was nothing more than a very simple sheath. 

      • BuffaloBarbara

        That was my problem with it.  Yes, the seed pattern was creative, but the dress itself, had it been made of anything else, was just “meh.”  Josh M’s moved better, and Olivier’s had some structural elements to it that seemed designed.

    • scottyf

      I was over Josh after I watched the clip of him blaming last week’s failure on the model, and on the other designers not giving him feedback. He blamed everyone but himself. And THEN after watching the episode again, I realized that, unless I missed something, on the runway, he lied about the treatment on the front of his blouse. He implied that he had to do it that way because of misinformation about the model’s size. But when Tim comes for the initial consult with him–BEFORE the model fitting–the top WITH the treatment is sitting right there on the dress form.

      I’d also forgotten that he’d only left a half-inch seam allowance in the garments even after Tim questioned him on it. Who does that on clothing that hasn’t been fitted to the client?

      Karma is a bitch, man.

      • Anonymous

        Yea, I’m in still in the mode where I like designers for very superficial reasons such as they’re cute, and hate other designers because they’re classless bleach-blonde hillbillies. Or have an accent as phony as the Duchess’ tan. Whatever.

        I thought bald Josh was wuvable, but you’re right that he didn’t have the chops and blamed everyone else for his shortcomings. 

      • Anonymous

        I think that when Ti came in,  the insert down the front was only a quarter of an inch wide.  Then,  I am guessing when he ended up with  a busty model,  he took it out, and re inserted a larger, 1 inch piece,  but badly.

      • Anonymous

        I think that when Ti came in,  the insert down the front was only a quarter of an inch wide.  Then,  I am guessing when he ended up with  a busty model,  he took it out, and re inserted a larger, 1 inch piece,  but badly.

    • Valerie Jones

      These shooting days, of gluing hems and food items are gone,
      But in reruns
      I know they will still live on and on
      But how do you thank someone whose critique has presaged impending doom?
      If you wanted the sky I would embroider that sky in letters,
      Appliqued a thousand feet high,
      To Tim, with Love
      The time has come,
      To wind up spools and suffer fools must end
      And as I leave,
      I know that I’m merely part of a trend
      My friend, you taught me faux from pas
      Foie gras from faux bois
      That’s a lot to learn,
      What, what can I give vous in return?
      When you showed your concern I tried to make a new start
      But now, all that’s left is to give my heart
      To Tim, with Love

    • Logo Girl

      Who does Bryce look like? It’s driving me crazy.

      • Anonymous

        The kid from A Christmas Story?

        • MilaXX

          THIS!

      • Anonymous

        Matthew Broderick?

        • Logo Girl

          I think it’s Matthew Broderick…

      • BuffaloBarbara

        He looks like this week’s eliminated Design Star contestant, Brett.  It was very confusing for me, since I watch both.

      • Anonymous

        Ben Folds, totally.  Or the love child of Rivers Cuomo and James Spader.

      • Joseph Johnson

        This is a little obscure, but he kind of reminds me of Prince Daniel of Sweden:

        http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2010/06/princess-victoria-of-sweden-gets-married-updated-2.html

    • Anonymous

      It just cracked me up when MK called Fallene’s model “Miss Pumpkin”. He needs to borrow Joshua’s parrot mirror accessory. 

      • Anonymous

         How about when Heidi said that she wanted to Scrub Josh M’s (?) model’s face (to wash off all that make-up – when hers was caked on

        • Anonymous

          I KNOW!  What was up with her makeup tonight?  It was almost drag queenish.

      • margaret meyers

        Orange calling the pumpkin black.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRYUOEZZC2IVUO24TCJMVTDNSU Gianni Rubino

      Did HK at 1h 20m into this say “simular” for “similar” ???  I will have to pay attention during the 2nd airing at 1 o’clock tonight.

      Sorry that BR Anthony Ryan didn’t win, but it wasn’t the same horrific result as S8′s finale.

      Still not buyin’ that eliminated contestant LA Josh C. is hetero …. but maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part?

      scottyf  -  I am with you regarding Josh C, and I certainly do NOT understand why someone would go out of their way to blame their own choices on someone else.  Fallene didn’t blame her position and situation on anyone else.  I am not sure where I am going with this, but I don’t understand why people think it is right, good and normal to blame others for their own mistakes. Does being on PR automatically make one delusional?   Or maybe I’m just jealous of Josh C’s skill set?  I hope not!

      Gianni Rubino

    • Lattis

      I like the winning garment – but it gives the model a pretty sizable bubble butt. Don’t get me wrong – if that is a trend, count me in all the way. Cuz’ I’m there baby.

      • Anonymous

        And hasn’t Kors REPEATEDLY claimed that NO woman would want her hips to look bigger (which I say is not true if you have a larger top and NOT a small waist, I like some volume at the hips)…but a Bubble Butt is a good thing?

    • Anonymous

      I liked Viktor’s and Kimberly’s (and of the top three, probably birdseed’s). But realy, I was impressed by how many in the middle were quite good and would have won in other years.

      • Anonymous

        Kimberly, really? It looked like half that bodice was falling off. I expected her to be in the bottom, especially after the deflated-lung shirt.

      • Anonymous

        Kimberly, really? It looked like half that bodice was falling off. I expected her to be in the bottom, especially after the deflated-lung shirt.

        • margaret meyers

          She won’t last long.

    • Anonymous

      WTF. Olivier and his fake accent irritate the crap out of me. Plus, his Sherpa dress was just meh. The skirt wasn’t as great with the contrasting colors. I don’t get it.

      • Anonymous

        re: His winning – I hear ya. I just don’t see the elegance Nina was talking about. And I think Anthony’s was fabulous. He was robbed, I tell you. Robbed! :)

        I would love Olivier if not for that fake accent. I like that he wants to do simple, understated clothes. He’s very young and needs to grow a lot, but I think there’s some real talent there. And he actually seems very sweet. I just don’t think he deserved to win.

      • margaret meyers

        Olivier is the most precious, most unborn fawn of all.  That accent is something teenagers do.

    • Anonymous

      I think he said that he was born in Ohio, but moved to England when he was 16 and then lived in Italy for a significant amount of time.  So his accent is English/Italian.

      • Anonymous

        That accent is so affected.  No way someone born and raised in Ohio for 16 years picked has that accent from just a couple of years in London and Milan.

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

          He could have picked it up, if he disliked his original accent enough. I have known professors raised in the Bronx and the deep South who “picked up” an English accent… On the other hand, Ohio is purest Amurrican. I wonder if he has a slight speech disability. PR has its revenge on him for the accent, since he has to be captioned! And, even more insulting, his elegant French name, Olivier, is pronounced “Oliver” by one and all. 

          • margaret meyers

            I think the “Olivier” is as picked-up as the accent.

        • Anonymous

          It can happen, weirdly enough. After living 16 (out of 18) years in Nevada, I moved to a non-English-speaking country and have lost my Western American accent (I’ve now been here 9 years so far). I didn’t try to do it, but constantly being around either non-English speakers or other Anglos (Brits, Aussies, South Africans, etc.) has really affected me. Now, when I talk to Americans, they all say that I have a really “weird” accent, and that I don’t actually sound American (or anything else, for that matter).

          Since Precious Moments has lived in both the UK and Italy for a significant amount of time, it makes sense that his accent is neither here nor there.

          • Anonymous

            Oh yeah, I have no doubt that it can happen. But, as Margaret mentioned above, teenagers do things like adopt fake accents. I do put it down to him being young and trying very hard to prove how worldly he is.

            My cousin has lived in England for at least 30 years. Although he, of course, uses British slang, idioms, etc., he still pretty much sounds like he grew up in central PA. And 11 years in the south has had no affect on my own central PA accent (sadly). At least, I don’t think it has.

            • Anonymous

              Where are you in Central PA? I’m in State College. 

            • Anonymous

              I grew up in Harrisburg. The Governor was practically my neighbor. I grew up in town and was never more than a few blocks from the Governor’s mansion. Spent my whole life there until we moved to NC.

        • Anonymous

          It’s probably a combination of not liking his original accent (whatever that was), an unconscious adoption of the local accent, and a desire to fit in. And he may be a bit pretentious. I lived overseas as a teenager and went to school with a mix of nationalities. I didn’t pick up a British accent on purpose, but it sort of crept in. I didn’t think I had a British accent, but when I moved back to the States, people told me I did. It happens.  

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Agreed.  Accents are relative.  I’ll always sound British here in the US but when I go back to the UK they’ll think my accent has changed.  After five and a half years it definitely has, I guess I’m heading the way of Cary Grant ie bizarrely mid-Atlantic!

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    • Anonymous

      You have got to be kidding me.

      That repulsive sheepskin won?

      And now they’re going to vote off the cute orange skirt?

      Fuck this show. Fuck these people.

      Whew — she’s in. BUT WHY IS BRYCE IN? Vacuous.

    • Anonymous

      And now Kardashian. This show is over. I never should have started watching again.

      DIE IN A FIRE KARDASHIAN.

      • Anonymous

        Well, I don’t want her to die in a fire, but yeah. Isn’t everyone sick of the Kardashians yet, and Kim especially? We’ve suffered through worse (haven’t we?), but still…blech

    • Anonymous

      Bwahhahahaah.  TLo Lounge….now with homework!

    • Anonymous

      It was a lumpy square sheepskin bag. DO NOT GET.

    • Anonymous

      Heidi likes ‘em short.

    • Beth Reed

      Okay, seriously? “Joshua, you used a reptile cage and an umbrella, those are conventional.” “Olivier, you cut the lining out of a dog bed. How original and difficult!” Goodness I need to drink more on Thursdays.

      Olivier’s model looked a wee bit…chunky and lumpy in that outfit. I’m not getting this at all.

      • Anonymous

         And the Joshua who was aufed use the same skirt material Ms Clinque Counter?  I liked his outfit and the dye job.  He was the most affectionate “straight guy”

    • Anonymous

      Surprised that the lumpy/frumpy dog bed top won, but maybe it looked better in person? In my opinion, Josh M should have taken it with that gorgeous aquarium rock top (one of the best things I’ve ever seen on this show) – the birdseed dress, though pretty and dramatic, was just too short and stiff. Did the horrible styling do him in, or was he really just not a contender for the top spot based on design?

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

      I liked Anya, I thought it was worth the top three.   I was not happy with Bert, what was he thinking?  He could have done anything but what he did.  That was ugly, and the judges will remember that.

    • margaret meyers

      Bert really dissappointed this week.  You have to go along with the BS, Bert; show them you can make an attractive or at least interesting garment out of anything. He missed a chance to impress the judges, and this show is about a cumulative effect.
       
      I can’t believe no one used those big paper shopping bags that they all entered the design studio with.

      • Anonymous

        I know–I was wondering if anyone was going to use the bags. 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, he certainly lost the good will of the judges by copping out.  Let’s hope he’ll be full of fire next week.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PMAPJYMO5AC6GMONR6NQFURAXE bebo

      Aftrer seeing Bert effort this week  , I wonder if he his not the kind of addict who does everything to not to succed. Can not handle success.

    • Anne Robotti

      Wait, I’m not crazy. Wasn’t the first post up? It was about the winner, and you guys called him Iloveolivier. Did I dream that? I wanted to read the comments. Well, REALLY I wanted to read the second post and I was kind of hoping it would be about Bert, but failing that I wanted to read the first post comments.

      • Anonymous

        I have been checking for the first post all morning, and haven’t seen anything. 

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

          The first post has been up for a couple of hours. What browser are you using?

          • Anonymous

            I’m at work, so it’s an old one!     I hope I don’t have to wait until I get home!

          • Kindra Vanderbeek

            I am on IE8, and last nights post is there, but nothing this morning. I havn’t been able to reach the site today without typing in www. first, which is atypical. Will have to have IT over here to fix this STAT!

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

              It appears to be an issue with google and google reader. About the only thing we can suggest until this is figured out is to manually type tomandlorenzo.com into your browser.

            • Dave Carter

              Hey there boys – I can’t see any new posts from today either. Tried on Firefox and Internet Explorer and tried with typing it in as well. Never had a problem seeing your posts on this site before. Not trying to be a pest at all – but I am of course VERY curious as to your opinions on last night’s show!!!!

            • Natalie Marshall

              Just a note- I can’t see anything newer than T Lounge from last night, either. Typed the address in manually to IE8 and the newest version of Firefox, and tried it with Safari on my iPhone. No love. =(

            • Anonymous

              The only way I got to “It’s a Doggy Dog World” was through the Facebook link. It’s not showing up anywhere else.

          • Anne Robotti

            Thanks for the suggestions and attempts to help guys. I still can’t quite believe it when I type in a question or comment and you guys are right on it. I don’t post on many blogs, but I really don’t think that’s typical. You work so hard, and still care about all the comments and stuff. I love that.