PR: Nothing says “Rockstar” like a pretty blouse and blazer

Posted on September 27, 2011

Oh God. Let’s just get this over with.

We have absolutely no recollection of this look.
We kind of love this guy because he’s laughing his ass off in every picture. Wouldn’t you?

“Who looks ridiculous? THIS guy!”

That fabric is hideous, but we like the red piping and the stand-up collar.

And everything’s fairly well made, although the pants didn’t fit him at all.

And that fringe looks like an incongruous last-minute addition.

Anthony’s such a little theme gay. Look at him with his widdle tie-dye and his widdle headband! Adorable!
So why the hell didn’t he make an outfit like that for his guy? It actually looks modern standing next to that poor guy in his summer school teacher’s blouse.

It is HILARIOUS how everyone made an outfit that was part ladywear and part Bradywear.

That jacket and scarf are totally lady. You might as well pair them with a matching pocketbook and sensible pair of pumps.

The fringe is totally Brady.

Supposedly trained designers: you can’t just tack fringe onto anything.

Blanche Devereux would like her blazer and scarf back in the same condition it was when she lent it to you, and Blanche don’t do no fringe.

More credit where it’s due: the pants are well made.

Although the flare on the bottom is off the charts. We presume that’s where he keeps his bongs.

And sure, the shirt looks a little “American Psycho,” but that’s actually a good thing. It’s at least a little more rock and roll than the jacket and scarf.

Bert’s all, “Remind me never to help out any of you little shits again.”

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

    • Anonymous

      To say our resident “B**ch”, Laura is just a whimpering scared insecure child, is an understatement! She is so    transparent. She seeks out whomever she precedes to be strong or popular and immediately aligns herself with said person i.e., Josh and Anya (and like the vowel Y) sometimes Anthony Ryan. This behavior seems to be her regular M.O. These types pull a “Lord Of The Rings” and seek to prey on whom they perceive to be weak i.e., Becky, Bryce and Bert. The 3 B’s.
      The problem is these types are usually delusional whether it’s about their talent, skill, intelligence,looks. background etc. That delusion shows itself in ugly, bullying behavior. They usually have no idea how they come off to the rest of us. The reunion show is going to be interesting when this particular mirror is held up to Laura and the gang. Because, the mirror will not only show her continual nasty, mean behavior but, it will also show her continual shitty subpar garments! The latest being a, Meat Packing outfit with said remains evident on outfit and mom’s jacket/cardi thrown on in haste, so that her client could meet his mom for lunch at her fav restaurant. The fact that in her eyes this is a, “Rock n’ Roll” outfit and not a, “Freddy Krueger”  Halloween Costume illustrates my point. The girl is Delusional!!
       

      • http://twitter.com/SetMeOnFYYYYAH Miss World

        i agree that laura’s output doesn’t match the amount of trash-talking she does. 

      • Anonymous

        If Laura had replaced the jacket with a buffalo plaid flannel shirt, he’d have been ready to segue into “The Lumberjack Song.” British Columbia, Saskatchewan: it’s all Canada to me.

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

        At this point I don’t even care who wins. I’m just waiting for the reunion show! 
         
        Although, I’m sure BM will control and edit the crap out of it. Not to be cynical…

        • Sobaika Mirza

          Good luck. I was hanging on through last season just to see the reunion with Gretchen, Ivy, and Michael Costello, and we all know how anticlimactic that turned out to be.

          • Anonymous

            Did they even do a reunion last season?  I was thinking Bunim-Murray hadn’t ever done a PR reunion show…

            • Sobaika Mirza

              They did, I think it was tiny half-hour thing before the finale aired. It was so boring, you’re lucky you didn’t watch it. They glossed over all the fun stuff.

            • Anonymous

              it makes NO sense that they gloss over the drama when the drama is all they feature in each episode. Seems like they get crit for both sides. 

          • Anonymous

            Ah, yes, that pile of boring.

            Tense fake-smiles, half-complements…but even if Heidi straight asked them “who did you hate?”, Gretchen would talk her way out of it (“well, hate is such a STRONG word. I don’t know that my aesthetic and Michael’s worked together, but I didn’t HATE him!”), Michael would have cried, Ivy may have outright said what she was thinking before talking her way out if it.
            Did they not have money for booze? Booze would have “opened everyone up” and we’d have had some real drama. Fabulous, fabulous drama.

        • Anonymous

          I am so there with you! And you’re totally right about the BM (heehee BM) factor!

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

            I’d buy Laura’s jacket (if the fringe was missing) and scarf in a hot second.

            But I’m a middle-aged lady, and haven’t been rock ‘n roll for some time now.

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

            They’re real stinkers! (sorry couldn’t resist)

            • Anonymous

              Oh, you’re good! Because BM is driving PR right into the crapper! heehee…

      • Anonymous

        They must all have Asperger’s!

        • Anonymous

          A+!

          If only I had a dollar every time some reality show asshole gets internet-diagnosed with Asperger’s…

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

            You’d have more than enough $$ to hire Seth Aaron or Jeffrey Sebelia to make a kick-ass rock-n-roll outfit!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        And AMAZING that she managed to spend 50% more than everyone else, thanks to Bert, and STILL came up with that insanely vomit inducing look.

        • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

          I’m still trying to figure out why Bert bought so little fabric. One and a half yards to clothe a full grown man? He knew and still didn’t seem to care. Was he hoping to get eliminated?

          • margaret meyers

            I think he was really estimating how much yardage he needed — he did get a nice pair of pants out of the amount he bought.  He left himself no margin for error, and I think when you have been sewing for as long as he has you don’t feel like you have to buy extra “just in case.”

             

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            And in the shopping segment it shows him cutting back on the amount of fabric, twice!

        • margaret meyers

          Yes, we did not see anything like $450 in her runway look.  What all did she buy?  What all didn’t she use?  At $450 she should have been able to get some suede, some specialty cut velvet, real silk  and leather. 

      • Anonymous

        “(and like the vowel Y) ”

        Awe.Some.

        • Anonymous

          Thank you!

      • Anonymous

        Like i said weeks ago – she (the cheerleader) has been latching on to the quarter back her whole life. She is well overdue to grow the F up

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Yep. She’s a walking stereotype of an overgrown sorority girl. She would have fit perfectly in Animal House.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294766703 Gretchen Dingman Wirges

      Oh sweet baby jesus, I hated this challenge. I think my mouth was literally hanging open when each of these outfits came out. Ghastly.

      • Anonymous

        But, oddly, it should have been an awesome challenge.  It was these awful designers that ruined it.

        • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

          Can you imagine Jeffrey Sebelia’s or Seth Aaron’s take on this challenge?  Christian Siriano and Mondo would’ve had a blast with it as well.  Now THAT is an episode I’d watch in a heartbeat!

          • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

            Stella!

            • http://twitter.com/Wild_Horses__ Beth

              Hell, even Suede would have done something better (can’t believe I’m wishing for Suede!)

            • Anonymous

              Most of these designers haven’t even attained a Suede level of skill.

          • Anonymous

            Christian’s finale collection had pants that looked like Josh’s from this challenge, exposed crotch zipper pants. Jeff and Seth Aaron would have rocked it out, I’d even say Stella would have also, not too sure if Christian and Mondo would have done the same.

    • sweetlilvoice

      These clothes are all horrid and after reviewing the final collections, I’m not too inspired either. Can we bring Mondo back? Because he would wipe the floor with these people.

      • Anonymous

        Sadly the judges would pick Anya for the win in a stunning last minute decision.

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

      Homeless people would be embarrassed to be seen in these clothes. 

    • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

      I had no recollection of Anthony’s look by the time the episode ended, I literally had to ask my boyfriend “what the hell did Anthony do?” and he said “the thing with the ‘wood’ print”

      and it looks like everyone panicked towards the end and decided to gangbang the hell out of the fringe

      • Anonymous

        and remember, they’re all copying victor, who invented fringe, as he reminded us in his whining little hiss.

        • Anonymous

          EVERYONE copies Viktor. I bet Leanne didn’t think of doing her famous pleats until Viktor thought of them.

      • Anonymous

        ‘Panic’ is the key word for all of these designs, I think. The show hit the ‘panic’ button when they introduced a rock/menswear/real people challenge all in one, and never let up. They all have some aspect that reads as desperate, other than Victor’s, which I think is why his stood out so much. His looked thoughtful and designed, and while it still had its problems, that automatically put it leagues beyond everyone else’s piece, which read clearly as desperate attempts just to escape elimination.

    • http://twitter.com/SetMeOnFYYYYAH Miss World

      anthony ryan continues to fade into the background of this competition. sad because i did like him in the beginning somewhat. 

      • Sobaika Mirza

        He hasn’t been this sad since he had cancer.

        • Anonymous

          I hate myself for laughing…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

      this season has been so underwhelming. there are literally no frontrunners here. i’m BORED, which is pretty damning.

      • Anonymous

        And seeing the final collections made me realize that there is no light at the end of the tunnel.  This is all there is and it ain’t getting better.  This is definitely a case when seeing the fashions week shows ahead of time totally deflated my balloon and took away all interest and anticipation in seeing it to the end.

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      I hated this challenge. Hated it. They couldn’t have picked a more fashion-forward band to dress? I felt so bad for the Sheepdogs. Everything they were forced to wear was just awful. Awful.
      What was everyone thinking?!

      • http://profiles.google.com/paperpunchaddiction Kim Score

        Well to be fair, I can understand why they were all going with the hippy 60’s look.  That was the sound that the Sheepdogs were giving when they first performed.  I actually thought, “man, these guys suck, this was who the rolling stone readers voted for?”.  So, I guess it was sucky fashion for sucky music.

        • Melanie S.

          Ah, but Rolling Stone readers in their infinite wisdom prefer Creedence Clearwater Revival cover bands to all other kinds of music.

          Maybe Anthony Ryan’s band member is laughing because he’s about to accidentally moon the entire studio? At least it looks like those pants are about to fall off.

        • Sobaika Mirza

          I don’t know about all that. Hippy chic could have worked with a strong designer but Bert’s was the only decent one of the bunch. I have a feeling that on any other the season, his look would have been safe, maybe even bottom 3.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, I understand why they went with the over 60s/70s look.  That’s probably what I would have done, but I’m not a designer.  I want to see creativity, something that takes the band somewhere no one would have imagined, but that makes perfect sense once it’s done.  If we had met the Sheepdogs in a previous season,  sure there’d be crap like this, but there’d be some fabulous, too.

        • Anonymous

          But I’m here to testify that those “designs” would have been considered fugly in their supposed era. I was there.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAMNQMUGFM4NNSPAQLZRODSD5I Angela

            Girl, you took the words right outta my mouth.  I have pics of my mom and dad from then, their “hippy-yippy-dippy” clothes were WAY better than this dreck!  Tie-dye?  They need to go back to Dyeing 101. I don’t know why they made this horrible shite!  And none of them can claim to have “designed” any of it! Worn-out, stale-as-hell, wouldn’t-take-the-garbage-out-in-that rags…and now that I can get a good look at them, these band members are all pretty good-lookin’! No blame can be attached to them for being “big”…*snort*! This season is a bunch of fake-ass poseurs…

    • Anonymous

      Both of these were laughable. Anthony Ryan’s was the opposite of cool, which is definitely not hot. He started off fairly strong this season, but has become disappointing.  

      I thought the same thing about Laura’s blood spattered top as the Duchess did. It didn’t look badass, it just looked bad, like he cut himself shaving. I can’t believe she used all her money and half of Bert’s to make something that looks like it cost $5 at a thrift store, mostly from the ladies’ clearance bin.  

    • Greg Yoder

      $450.  Laura spent $450 on that outfit. 

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

        Good lord….

      • Anonymous

        $450? On THAT? Yikes – you could spend $20 on fabric and $7 on rit dye at JoAnn’s and get a better look.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I was surprised that didn’t turn into a scandal.

        • Anonymous

          But, that would be a scandal about the actual creative process of designing and making clothing – PR doesn’t do that anymore, do they?

      • Anonymous

        Bert is wondering where his money was spent.  Me too!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          It went for her bleach and bronzer bill.

      • Anonymous

        Ooooh, that’s right. How the hell do you make $450 looks so freakin’ cheap? She needs to stick with dressing tacky Barbies cuz that’s her schtick.

      • Anonymous

        it seems unfair that she got to spend the extra $$$$. In the end it didn’t matter because her look was shitastic but it seems like an unfair advantage even if another contestant offered his money.

    • Anonymous

      Bert sez: THIS is what you needed my $150 for?????

      Fringe guy #1 sez: I’m a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.

      Fringe guy #2 sez: I warned you about my chest hair. Look what happened when we tried to shave some off.

      • Anonymous

        Red Green forever!

      • Anonymous

        A guy would be ridiculed mercilessly at the Possum Lodge for wearing these garments. 

        • Anonymous

          You’re absolutely right! 
          Don’t know why, I just thought of those guys when I saw this look! Must be the Canadian Connection, and the *scruffiness factor*.

    • Anonymous

      What was the name that Greg Brady used when he almost launched his music career because he “fit the suit”?  That’s what I kept thinking as I watching the episode.  

      • http://dentsdelait.tumblr.com/ Nancy Marion

        Johnny Bravo! 

        • Anonymous

          That’s the one!  Thanks, Nancy!  Ahahaha!!

      • suzq

        Johnny Bravo.

      • michelle shields

        That would be Johnny Bravo

      • Anonymous

        My husband and I use this on any singing talent show (Voice, AI, XFactor, you pick) when the judges rave and rave over someone who isn’t that good. It’s a Punch Buggy contest to see who says “he fit the suit” first. :)

    • Anonymous

      Bert’s all, “Remind me never to help out any of you little shits again.”

      huge laugh!!

    • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

      LOL at Bert’s comment!  : )

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

      Is it over yet? 

    • http://twitter.com/adoreadora Dora B.

      Haven’t seen this episode as I don’t have cable anymore (by choice…WHY LORD WHYYYYYY). However, my eyes thank me for not subjecting them to the above hideousity. I mean, ROCK STARS? All I see are dirty hippie dudes…dudes that probably smell like sweat and incense. Where’s the badassery?! I DEMAND BADASSERY!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615187474 Trish Barker

        Can you imagine if Seth Aaron or Jeffery Sebelia had gotten this challenge? THAT would have been cool. This was all just … thrift store vomit.

        • Anonymous

          by the way, Jeffrey has a new line for kids… which has more rock and roll vibe than any of all these looks combined! http://bloggingprojectrunway.blogspot.com/2011/07/jeffrey-sebelia-introduces-la-miniatura.html

          even when I never liked him, these outfits for kids look pretty cool! 

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

            Those kid clothes are not as obnoxious as I expected.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

            I followed the link on the blog to Jeffrey’s site, La Miniatura.  Sooo cute!  And those boys can really work it!  Better than PR’s current crop of models.

            http://www.laminiaturakids.com/gallery.php

            • Anonymous

              Is one of the little models Jeffrey’s son?  The boy in the red plaid pants looks exactly like him.  Love the clothes, wish I could get my boys to dress like that!

          • Anonymous

            Very cool, even if that velvet suit is a little Lord Fauntleroy. 

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAMNQMUGFM4NNSPAQLZRODSD5I Angela

              my daughter’s boyfriend dresses like this…only he’s 23. Really cute, I wish they had stuff like this when my boys were little!

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            I love the striped pants.

      • Anonymous

        Lifetime has full episodes online!

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

        They’re up online.  That’s how I watch them.

    • Anonymous

      Laura’s was a mess. I am glad Nina called her out on it.

      Anthony Ryan’s not bad but I would not have put him in a sleeveless shirt. But yes the edging adds something. It would have been better if he had added very shorts sleeves. Just enough to give his shoulders some depth. The way epaulets would on a jacket. The odd thing is while the outfit is fairly well made, I am shocked that’s all there is to it. The guy is fairly lean and should have been 1 of easier bandmembers to tailor. He wasn’t able to add a vest or something else to liven it up?

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

        Tailoring is no easier on a small man than a large man, regardless of what Olivier would have you believe.

      • Pam Winters

        I thought that (if he HAD to do a sleeveless shirt) the distance from collar to shoulder should have been shorter–more like the classic men’s undershirt, less like a blouse I could buy at Lane Bryant.

        I think he was just super-enraptured with that wood print. I liked the idea of a wood print, but this didn’t read enough like wood to be that interesting in the long run. It just looked…blousy.

        NB: I liked the band, I own patchouli soap, and I’m wearing an Indian cotton blouse at my desk, so clearly I’m not fashion forward.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      He looks like he got shot in the parking lot.

    • Anonymous

      The L.A. season doesn’t look so bad now, does it?

      • Anonymous

        Ouch, that hurts.  I’m sad that it’s true.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah that is sad.  The L.A. season was a bit of trainwreck, but at least several designers actually did produce worthy garments.  Still waiting this season.

      • http://twitter.com/CestmoiLola CestmoiLola

        Never thought it was possible to sink below the L.A. season, but holy Mary mother-of-god these clothes are really bad. Glad I did not waste my time watching the episode, drunk or sober.

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

        At least with those designers we might have gotten a rock star in silver pants.

    • Anonymous

      Lets remember one thing when looking at these entries (I don’t even want to call them designs)…
      This was week 9!!!
      Which is just depressing…
      That is all…

    • Anonymous

      I did a spit take on “A little Lady and little Brady.” Have any of the designers ever been to a concert? 

      • Anonymous

        “A little lady and a little Brady.” Classic, TLo!

    • http://twitter.com/magnetgirl Anika

      Zombie Rocker! This challenge was ridiculous all around.

    • Anonymous

      The only thing you can do is laugh …it’s all just so ridiculous!

      XD

    • Anonymous

      My 92 year old japanese grandmother could totally rock out whats-her-name’s jacket, blouse & scarf, which she would pair with sunglasses and a giant handbag. It’s very stylish asian old lady, especially that color palate.

    • Anonymous

      I still can’t believe this was the Garnier challenge. Except for Ewan’s braids, the guys’ hair all looked slept on. And considering the number of products paraded across our screens, I fail to see what they did for the guys’ looks.

      I’d have saved the Garnier for a retro challenge featuring beehives and bouffants to show what the products can really do.

      • MilaXX

        THIS! Instead of those stupid braids, why didn’t they use that Garnier to give these guys nice, shiny curls, or even a decent blow out if they wanted a different look?

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I’m not really sure why THIS challenge, of all challenges, had to be the Garnier one.  I mean, with the Rolling Stones voting aspect, there was no way that they would know what band would be picked for this challenge, no way to know what they looked like, no way to know what their HAIR looked like, so why use this one for the Garnier challenge??  I mean geez, what would have happened if the band that won the contest all happened to be bald dudes?  Then what?

    • http://www.facebook.com/itesser Annie Rush

      Why was there so much goddamn purple on the runway!!!

      • Anonymous

        Well, in Bert’s case, it’s because the dye didn’t come out the right color. It was meant to be deep blue, not purple, but he couldn’t get the shade to come out the way he wanted. However, I happen to be a big fan of purple, so it didn’t bother me a bit.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        We could have used a little Deep Purple up in this bitch.

    • Anonymous

      The garments churned out in this challenge are the most hideous rags I’ve ever seen.  I’d be laughing my ass off if I was in the band too, kind of like Walter White in Breaking Bad this last episode.

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

        Wasn’t that episode amazing? I’m still on edge from it.

        • Anonymous

          I couldn’t breathe for the last five minutes. So intense. I heart Breaking Bad. 

        • Anonymous

          BB was absolutely amazing!  When Walt was laughing hysterically, I didn’t know whether to laugh or be horrified.  I’m still thinking about it and want to watch it again.  Thank the gods for DVR!

      • Anonymous

        I have visions of the guys in the band reading these recaps on TLo’s site all 4 huddled around a computer, laughing their asses off at these comments and their pictures. Well done, Sheepdogs! We’re SO SORRY this had to happen to you! You are quite awesome to put up with this craziness!

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

      Rock and roll is so business casual. With fringe. Why is no one in black? Why all the khakis?

      While I admire TLo’s dedication to blogging about Project Runway, in retrospect I would have loved to have a F, M, K (well, just F and K) side-by-side comparisons of both bad outfits for each band member. Was Laura’s guy also the “winner” who got to wear Viktor’s look -gulp- in public? And Anthony’s guy had to choose between summer school teacher and Village People Western Banker?

    • Anonymous

      Your divining Bert’s innermost, heartfelt thoughts make this post.  I somehow managed not to see Bert’s generosity, as I felt making dinner was more compelling than the drivel that was on the tube at that juncture.  I’m not saying anything revolutionary here, my sentiments have been expressed both here and on TLo’s FB posts: this season is execrable, there is no talent, and this was/used to be a reality talent competition for clothing designers.  Lifetime sure jettisoned THAT mission statement.

    • Anonymous

      Laura’s reminds me of that old Seinfeld joke: If you have bloodstains on your short, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem right now.

      But as bad as these two looks were, at least they were better than Olivier’s, who dressed his rocker like Laura Petrie, in that episode where she told Rob she was a lesbian and hilarity ensued. Or did I dream that? I’ve got to stop taking melatonin on PR nights.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        I just started taking melatonin and the dreams have been really weird — I wonder if that is the cause.

      • Anonymous

        You had me for a moment there – didn’t remember that episode…but I would like to!

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

      I would love to know what Bert is actually thinking. Like, “where’s the 450.00 you spent on this outfit?” Maybe she snuck out somewhere and bought herself some blow on the way to Mood. 

      • Anonymous

        If she bought it — it was probably for Clinique and the others to “throw them off”…clearly Olivier didn’t get any.

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

       I like Bert but I didn’t much like the twinset he made for Ewan. I thought the print “blouse” would actually have looked better. However, next to Laura’s horrific ensemble…. At least Ewan could rock the twinset. That mess was beyond the scope of allowing the wearer to have a personality at all.

      I do like the scarf material, though. I’ll bet she bought a lot and took the rest home in a doggie bag.

    • Anonymous

      I snorted when I pictured Laura’s tie-dyed shirt under Jerry’s awful American Psycho raincoat/dish gloves getup.  Awesome.

      In other news, I still hate Laura with violence.  I really think she deserves the American Beauty ‘ordinary’ speech just as much as that Kardashian that I offered to give it to a while back.  She’s a nasty, mean-spirited person…and a FOLLOWER whether she realizes it or not.  You can stand out more by standing alone, rather than always going the way you think is going to end up smelling the sweetest.

      Truthfully, I totally remember that weird wood/potato chip fabric of Anthony’s…but I did NOT remember the finished product looking like he was about to do my nails.  Ouch.

      I wouldn’t call this the worst CHALLENGE (that still goes to the stiltwalkers, I totally agree with you guys)–but I think we can agree these are the across-the-board worst RESULTS from any challenge.  This could have been fun, but it all ended up looking stupid.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

        Good analysis of challenge vs. results!  Cuz a few of the stiltwalker looks were good, and none of them was a hot mess like most of the Sheepdog looks.

    • Anonymous

      I had almost convinced myself that this episode was a nightmare that disappeared when I woke up.  Then I saw another post confirming that IT WAS ALL REAL!  Thanks a lot.  

      Isn’t self-parody a sign that an art form is circling the drain?  PR has arrived!

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

      Hey, you saved the best for last. And by “best”, I mean ” Leot’s chest hair”. Best part of the episode. 

    • Anonymous

      Anthony’s shirt kind of reminds me of a Nehru jacket without the sleeves. I would’ve liked to have seen him take it to a long-sleeve territory. It would’ve helped (oh, and leave out that stupid fringe on the back). Laura’s was hideous. “He wants red jeans. If I make a really awesome pair of red jeans, how can I not win?” Uh, by making the rest of the outfit crappy, Laura, that’s how. And I loved her facial reactions when Bert’s was getting so much praise. One more point: How did the crap she produced amount to $450? Was it the type of denim she chose? Blech. I hope she goes home this week. Even before Josh.

      • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

        I think it’s wonderfully ironic that Bert spent only $150, yet his outfit looks much better — I say this with reservations, since it’s among the least bad.  At least he didn’t spend $450 on a horrible Peter-Brady-meets-Sweeney-Todd look.

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

        I would have liked to see the outfit without the jacket.

    • http://twitter.com/cloudybones erika

      The funny thing is, at the beginning all of the designers were going on and on about how great it was that they didn’t have to come up with a unified theme or design for a collection; they could all just make an outfit for a guy.  And yet, every outfit with the possible exception of Precious Moments’ fits into a horrible, eye-searing collection.  It’s “What if the Partridge Family and the Monkees came back in 2011 and were trapped in the Costume Shop for a showcase presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar?”  

      And at least two of these clowns thought, “Gee, I’ve got to punch this up a little.  OOH I know, lilac!  Lilac is totally rock and roll!”

      • MilaXX

        or the cast of Pippen. I can just imagine Ben Vereen  doing  high kick in Laura’s lady jacket.

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

          And some of the soldiers could wear the blood-stained tank over their groin-bearing armor!

        • http://twitter.com/cloudybones erika

          LOL forever…all it needs is that hat!!

        • Anonymous

          Except the costume design for Pippin was downright vital and energetic compared to this.

          Can you tell that the more I look at these the more I hate them? The whole dang bunch of them under-achieved. No effing style!

          • Anonymous

            At least the costume design for Pippin involved Spandex, which is way more rock-and-roll than this shite. ;-)

    • Anonymous

      When I look at the shirt Laura made, all I can hear is “They’re all gonna laugh at you! They’re all gonna laugh at you!”

      • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

        Well, that puts an interesting new spin on the idea of dirty pillows…

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

      This whole thing is Spinal Tap.

      Have any of these designers ever been to a rock concert? Musicians do not dress like Pocahontas or like a Viking.

      • Anonymous

        Did you see the way Oliviovaries winced and covered his ears when the band started playing? I don’t think he, in particular, has ever been in an environment more stimulating than a sensory-deprivation tank! And frankly, this is the least rock-and-roll group of designers we’ve ever seen. Could you imagine what Seth Aaron would have done for this? Sigh.

        • Anonymous

          Olivier is one giant turd who has no idea how to interact with humans. 

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

            Interestingly enough, he and Kimberly were the only ones who didn’t get into any b*tch-fights or behind-the-back trash-talking. 

            • Anonymous

              You’re right. Fortunately for Olivier, there are no overweight people on the cast so he was able to keep his personal inner bitch in check.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

              What about Bert?  He’s no skinny waif, that’s for sure.  (No disrespect to Bert, just an observation.)

            • Helen C

              Exactly.  Bert is a bit bigger than Ewan (with a bigger belly and only a little bit shorter).  But Bert has been (and apparently still is, if judging by all the messages he’s leaving on facebook) close with Olivier  (but that’s probably because Olivier was the only person who has been consistently nice to him).  
              At Bert’s age, and with his tragic loss of a partner and battling with alcoholism, I’d say he looks pretty fine. 

              I think Olivier’s “size issues” are purely design/work based, as in, “I don’t wanna make clothes for real people, wah!”

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

        I’ve never been to a rock concert (I hate crowds, and a lot of music sucks live) and I can tell you musicians don’t dress like this.

      • Anonymous

        Or if they DO dress like Pocahontas or a Viking, it’s a kickass version thereof, throwing off the scent of sex or of violence or at least of  high drama theater.

    • Ella B. Mudge

      When I saw Laura’s shirt, I instantly thought of the wood chipper scene in “Fargo.”  

      • Anonymous

        Yes! Great movie!

        But a sucky shirt.

    • MilaXX

      Anthony Ryan’s choice of fabric was just fug, but I did like the piping. Laura’s pants were okay, but that top looks like a use sanitary pad.

    • Anonymous

      Did they get rid of the irons and steamers in the workroom? Or has Blenley just been shooting off her mouth so much that she didn’t have time to press her Frankenstein look of blood-spattered random garments?

      As for Anthony, why is the obligatory fringe tacked on about an inch below the contrasting color yoke? It’s as if he thought How can I make this garment even uglier?  Dude, you did it.

    • Anonymous

      When she first brought up the scarf I was hoping for some big Stevie Nicks number and the band member could just twirl and twirl and twirl like some bearded Gold Dust Woman. Alas, no. 

    • Anonymous

      omg, you boys just kill me. LMFAO!!!

    • Anonymous

      Sorry slightly OT

      OK bold prediction here … Bert is the winner of Project Runway Season 9.

      • Anonymous

        Very bold considering how much praise they lavish on Anya, even when she’s in the bottom. Half her “critique” this week was Michael going on about the impeccable sewing and tailoring on a pair of pants with a gaping hole in the back. Bert couldn’t get away with that.

      • Anonymous

        I’m still saying Viktor, but I’m rooting for Bert. I’ve forgiven him his bitchiness toward Viktor in the early team challenge.

      • Anonymous

        When it boils down to it, Bert doesn’t scream fashion-forward.  I highly doubt that he’s the winner.  Right now, for my money, it’s Viktor’s to lose.

        • Anonymous

          Who in this crowd screams fashion forward? Point them out to me, please. (Unless “fashion forward” is now a synonym for “design trends from the last few seasons”. In which case there are a shit-ton of contenders.)

          • Anonymous

            Well, I’m rooting for Viktor right now.  I really loved his real-woman entry and I loved his new balance garment.  I think he’s got the best eye in the bunch.  He hasn’t shown that he’s a prodigy like Christian or a super-visionary like Mondo or Leanne, but I hope we’ll see that in him the more the competition continues.  Agreed, it’s a lackluster crowd of contestants this year, with very few contenders generating any enthusiasm in the fans.  The only time people seem worked up over a contestant this season is when they’ve acted like assholes like Josh or Laura or Olivier.

      • Anonymous

        Psh Anthony Ryan.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for refreshing my memory; I couldn’t remember what the heck these two did.

    • Tina Hurd Winston

      I just removed my tongue from my screen and cleaned up the drool from the keyboard after looking at Lenny, did you say these are designs for Rock stars…. Mmmm this has got to be joke, the designers made these guys look silly.  Excuse as I go back to Lenny

    • Terence Ng

      I just…I just can’t understand how everyone ended up in the 70’s. Like, was it one person’s bad idea causing everyone else looking over their shoulder to veer down the same path?  What..? I…

      • Anonymous

        I think the band told them that they wanted to have a retro ’70s look.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, Anthony is so adorable. Sigh.

      Hehehe. 

    • michelle shields

      Is it just me or does fringe guy #2  look like Santino?
      My husband and I both cracked up at Burt’s “remark”!

      • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

        Yes! He does look like Santino. Kind of surprised/disappointed TLo didn’t mention it themselves.

      • Anonymous

        First thing I thought when I saw him 

    • Anonymous

      Holy Bobby Sherman. You guys get mucho credit for mustering any energy to write about this crap.

      Did Laura make the bloody shirt Anthony Ryan is wearing also? Or are they both Twilight fans?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

      This challenge was terrible.  The producers should be shot for coming up with it.  Seriously sad.

      • Anonymous

        The challenge wasn’t bad. The designers were (and continue to remain) bad.

    • Anonymous

      This is just sad.
      What was once great television has deteriorated into a parody of itself. Kors has become little more than a braying tangerine. Nina has recycled all her facial expressions so often than I can predict them.
      Heidi has come to glory in her sadistic tendencies. Tim’s just going through the motions–clearly he no longer gives a damn.
      And the so-called designers? Not a single one of these people has displayed talent worth watching.They seemed to have been pulled off the street, cast into roles: the bitch, the glamour girl, the boy with one ball, the old guy with attitude, the pleather freak, the token black, the exhibitionist, the misfit, and assorted secondary fodder.
      I can’t imagine that any following seasons will be any better. Perhaps it’s time to mothball the entire concept.

      • Anonymous

        You made me laugh with your take on this season and I agree.  

        • Anonymous

          Thanks, but it really does make me sad.  Once upon a time, I adored PR but now it’s painful to watch.  I’m just hoping it goes off in a blaze of glory, with Heidi auf-ing all the producers’ heads then lickety-splitting to live a life of BDS&M on a nude beach with Seal in tow on a dog leash.  That would make me feel much better. 

          • Anonymous

            I like the idea that there’s some kind of character stereotype of “Boy With One Ball.” Like, The Rich Girl, The Stoner, The Boy With One Ball, The Black Kid, The Fat One, etc. hee hee hee.

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

              There’s a song in there somewhere.

            • Anonymous

              Isn’t that the new Justice League?

      • Ella B. Mudge

        LOL at “braying tangerine!”  

      • Anonymous

        Hilarious.

      • Anonymous

        Wait if Josh is the bitch, who’s the pleather freak? And which one is the exhibitionist?

        • Anonymous

          Josh is the exhibitionist–we’ve seen his moobs, we’ve seen his ass, and we have a pretty good idea of what he’s packing.  Viktor’s the pleather freak, and a clever one.  He’s discovered that making pleather look expensive sends the judges into orgiastic ecstasy and he’s milking it.  Laura’s the bitch–or perhaps more correctly, the rich bitch.

      • http://xoxotara.wordpress.com Tara Melissa

        You had me at “braying tangerine”. Love it.

      • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

        Tim came very, very close to slapping Olivier for dissing the client.

    • fragileindustries

      This episode was like an extended “So Easy A Caveman Can Do It” commercial, where a bunch of simpering privileged twits are trying to dress cool Cro-Magnons.  Perhaps the producers were hoping for that sort of culture clash, as they did for the last episode.  One too many times to the well, BM.  There was nowhere to go with it — when I think of rock fashion, I think Bowie, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, Madonna, Gaga … all pushed the boundaries for gender and lust in their music and appearance.  Here, the music is boring hippie retread and the designer’s choices were hippie, lumberjack hippie, Viking hippie, Brady hippie …  hated this episode.  And really not liking this season at all.  

      • Anonymous

        While I prefer more gender-bending glam, there was plenty of lust going on in some of the original hippie styles.  Here, not so much.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

          There’s definitely some lust going on in the comments.  In spite of, not because of, the clothes.

    • Anonymous

      $450 to look like $2.17.

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

        there you go.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t understand why nobody stopped her from using $150 of extra fabric. Call me Viktor, but… isn’t that cheating? There’s a budget. And she went way over it. It’s not like the designers can just be like “oh well, I’ll decide not to sleep tonight so I have more time to work on my piece.” Because there’s a time budget, too. And you can’t go over it. Just because Bert is an idiot and didn’t buy enough fabric doesn’t mean he can give his money to someone else.

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

          Maybe he was hoping it would backfire on her?

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

          They probably figured it wouldn’t matter because she doesn’t have the talent to bring it.

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

          I think it was allowed because they were on a team.  So if you think of it as each member of the team had 300 for their piece of the team’s outfits, then it was a total team budget of 1200, and it shouldn’t matter how they allot the money.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      I was surprised that any of them even thought these clothes were anywhere in the same universe as fashion. Ugh.

    • Anonymous

      I just threw up a little seeing these again.  Can we please just fast forward this season, give the win to someone undeserving and call it over?

      • Anonymous

        The win will have to go to someone undeserving.  Because we’ve seen the final collections.  Did you see anything deserving 100K in that mess?  :(

        • Anonymous

          $100, yes. $100,000, no. Gosh, I’m bitchy today. Where’s the wine?

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

      i have to say i know what laura was going for & that better, i’m sure, than laura knew what laura going for. & the what for & where she was going should not have involved fringe. putting fringe on it was not like getting peanut butter on its chocolate, if you will, but more like getting fishsticks in its frosting. jarring, unappealing. mrs paul’s makes em, cos you’ve got plenty to do. it’s two, two, two tropes in one! etc & ect.

      tired, here.

      edited for tiredness.

      • Anonymous

        FISHSTICKS IN THE FROSTING is the best phrase I have heard in years.  Am Officially Stealing said phrase.  I love you.  

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

          thank you.

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            Fishstick in the Frosting would be a great album title.

    • Anonymous

      Oh T Lo, even though I know PR is at the heart of what you do, I would totally understand if you just skipped this week’s episode. What a stinky, steaming, pile of crap the designers dropped on the runway this week. Ugh.

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

        i hope you dont but it’s only cos i like reading yr stuff, i wouldnt blame you if you did.

        semi-tangentially before i pass out:
        i think the wretchedness of this season of PR has made this board, thru a weird kind of mass if somewhat minimal & proximal sorrow, crabbier than it would have been in seasons past. theres just something about reduced expectations that really gets to people.

        okay done.

        • Anonymous

          I hear you. I just think in past seasons, even if the overall talent level wasn’t great, at least we all enjoyed watching. This episode, in particular, highlights so much of what is wrong this season that it can be kind of sad to read about it–even though T Lo’s take is pretty much what makes watching worthwhile. And if that isn’t a long way around the house, I don’t know what is.

          • Anonymous

            I agree. I’ve been watching since the beginning, and this is the only time I haven’t cared who wins. I’m ONLY watching now because I love to hear what T Lo has to say about them, and because it’s tradition with a friend of mine. If it weren’t for those to things, I would have given up at the stilt walkers.

            I had a dream last night that the next challenge was people of extremely short stature (but adults not kids). The way this season is going, I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened.

        • Anonymous

          No kidding. I suspect others might share my fear that the show’s inexorably spiraling downward. It’s tough to see when you’ve really loved a show. But PR no longer seems to be about great — or even good — design. There’s not even ONE designer in this crowd to root for. Everybody’s doing ho-hum work, and worse, many of them are deluded enough to think their stuff is terrific.

          I can’t believe that in this great big country of 300+ million they can’t find people with more originality than this crowd. So I’m left thinking that the problem is Bunim/Murray and their Real World approach to production, combined maybe with a lack of freshness overall, especially concerning the judges. I hoped last season’s Project Styling culminating in Gretchen’s win was some sort of aberration, but now? I hope I’m wrong, but it feels like Fonzie on waterskis, approaching the shark.

          • Anonymous

            I’m with you, Tiger, but even as much as I hated Gretchen’s win at least she could freaking sew. She had a realized vision even if it was dumpy and hipster-addled. In past seasons no matter how drama-riddled, I still saw mostly a group of serious fashion designers who were looking for a break into the business. This season is straight up reality tv fooferall.

            Is it the producers and Lifetime? I’ve been wondering that myself. Isn’t Heidi an excec Producer? As silly as she is I really seem to see her being the most disgusted and flabbergasted at the bad cheese up on the stage this season where as Queen Tangerine and Nina Editor of a Magazine that isn’t Vogue are just wiping their asses with checks.

            Interestingly enough, stilt walkers aside, I think the producers stepped up with the challenges this season. Pet store, rock stars, art interpretation, wives & girlfriends: they really balance between realistic expectations of modern dress makers and fun watching for the viewers at home.

            Whew that was a lot to say about this redonkulous show. I need to refill my wine glass.

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

              I really think a lot of it is not that the talent level has gone down that much — it’s just middled out.  Instead of great designers and ridiculously crappy designers, we got a bunch of middling designers who should never work without the firm direction of a head designer. 

              And we have the few middling designers who could afford to take off for a few months to do PR — what would your boss say if you went into work and said you needed up to 3 months off to go on a reality TV show that would result in you quitting if you win?  ‘Cause I got say, most of them aren’t going to go for it. 

              Think about it: Laura’s “priviledged” so it’s probably not an issue, Olivier was just done with school so no job yet, Josh said he’d been tending bar and shit to make ends meet while pursuing design, Anya’s a beauty queen (at that level, it IS your job)…. Not a lot of people walking away from real jobs here. 

              As someone seriously considering applying for the show next season, the ONLY reason I could do it is because we’d have my husband’s income and my mother is retiring very shortly, so we’d save daycare costs by having her come to stay while I was gone. 

            • Anonymous

              Valid points, Shannon. But as a fashion photographer in New York for the past 10 years I can say with 1000% painfully earned assurance that to make it in this business takes supreme sacrifice. Doesn’t matter if you are a worker bee at Ralph Lauren, a freelance drag costume designer or a hopeful contestant on a reality show. Look at Christian Siriano–that guy was SERIOUS. He knew that even after he killed the competition there would be more years of toil and struggle to make a successful career.

              No I don’t feel sorry for the “designers” this round–they are mostly dilletantes with a few potential creatives mixed in who need several years of back breaking work at a major line to hone them. I don’t think being  able to take some time off to be on the show is any reason to cast them; it’s just an insult to the many seasons of hard working talent that preceded them on PR.

              Good luck with your efforts on the show! I hope you bring what is pathetically lacking this season.

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

              Oh, my point wasn’t that I feel sorry for them in the slightest!  It’s more that serious people with serious skills have had better luck finding jobs even as grunts and in this economy, even a worker bee job is too much to give up on a slim chance.  These people were the ones left, who no one would hire (probably ’cause they aren’t that good).  Or they were the ones who didn’t understand how hard it is to make it in fashion and thought PR would be an easy ticket in.  (Personally, I just want to meet Tim Gunn and get some good stories out of it — I’d never think it was going to create a career for me:)

              I mean, Jeffery put his own label on hold to do the show in his season. Laura left her career on pause to switch tracks. Robert Best left a job at Mattel. No one with any sense would do ANY of those things in today’s economy, because you aren’t going to be able to come back to it if you lose.

            • Anonymous

              Damn, it would be enormously exciting to have a TLo minion on the show!  Once the season had aired you’d have to dish to the full extent of your contractual limitations!

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

              Absolutely:)  If I ever do make it on the show, you can bet I will be talking up TLo every chance I get, because I consider them to be my fashion school:)

    • Anonymous

      I just don’t even know what to think.  Can they all be that bad?  Really?  REALLY?  edi ilovetrash is right.  We are all crabby and disgruntled.  Thank god for TLo to help validate our ennui regarding PR.  

      • Anonymous

        We’re not all crabby and disgruntled, we were expecting more and we didn’t get it.  I’m with you girl, thank god for TLo…the ONLY thing getting me through this season…that and good chocolate

    • Anonymous

      I really wish Austin were competing this year so he could’ve dressed one of these guys as Little Bo Peep.  

      • Anonymous

        That’s why adam lambert would have been a better client.

    • Anonymous

      “We have absolutely no recollection of this look.”

      I don’t either five days later. Can someone please answer me this:

      Did TLo always spread out their blogs of Project Runway this much?

      It seems like it used to be done in a couple of days and now it feels like a week. Is it because they are blogging about so much other stuff? Or are they purposely spreading it out to keep us coming back over multiple days?

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

        i thought they were spreading it out so every day we could have something to look forward to.

        • Anonymous

          OK! That’s the glass half full way of looking at it. ;-)

        • Anonymous

          With the craptastic looks they’ve had to talk about, it’s feeling more like slow torture. I’m thinking it’s because they can barely stand to look at this junk themselves, especially coming off the high of Fashion Week.

    • Anonymous

      And to think Laura said “How can I NOT win?”
      Simple. Sending out shit like that.

      Ugh. I can’t stand that bitch.

    • Anonymous

      Poor Guy #1 obviously *did* laugh his ass off. Literally. Because, as you can see in the third photo, it’s no longer present in the usual location.

      Poor Guy #2 in his bloody-tissue shirt. With fringe. And floral scarf. And jacket straight out of any Barbara Pym novel you can name.

      What a total failure of imagination among all these so-called designers.  I’m beginning to think we’ve all been had and that the loathsome BM producers just went out and found as many annoying and/or crazy people as they could find.  People with serious personality flaws (Precious Moments, Clinique, etc., etc.). And they gave them all a blitz lesson in sewing and put them on this show.  Only Anya forgot that she wasn’t supposed to let the cat out of the bag. They were all supposed to act as if they had been sewing for YEARS and had maybe even worked with famous designers!!!  When she blurted out the secret at the introductory episode judging table, you could see the judges just kind of come apart–like, “OMIGOD!  She’s told the secret!  What do we do with her? Kick her off?  If we did that, she’d hold a press conference and tell the world!”  So they kept her on.  This would explain why the judges fall all over themselves and lick her constantly, regardless of what she produces.

      • Anonymous

        Jacket out of Barbara Pym novel! Perfect!

        • Anonymous

          Thank you for the unexpected and perfect Barbara Pym reference!

    • Anonymous

      P.S.  “Blanche don’t do no fringe.”  Thanks for the major laugh, TLo!  Had to extend props for that one!

    • Anonymous

      I think the guy Laura dressed reminds me a little of Santino, doesn’t he? Which of course has nothing to do with her outfit, which was horrible even for a middle aged housewife to wear. There was nothing rock and roll about any of these outfits.  I was embarrassed for these guys to have to wear this stuff on national television. The fact that this ugly outfit cost $450 makes it even worse. I really have to say that I don’t care who wins this year. I don’t like any of the designers enough to root for them. Kimberly and Anthony Ryan seem  nice, but their designs have issues. Bert sews impeccably, but his work is dated. The other 4 are just horrible, nasty people whose – as Brando once said about an actor –  “egos are bigger than their talent.” It’s just funny to see marginally talented people trash talk each other, and I hope it comes back to bite each of them in the ass. Karma, baby.

      • Anonymous

        Santino after a bunch of bong hits.

      • Anonymous

        Dude, Santino would have rocked this challenge. And Seth Aron. And Christian, Mondo, Jarell, Kenley, Gillian, Gretchen, Andy, Chris, Korto, Althea, MIla…..Goddamn this season is just AWFUL.

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

        a wayward rabbinical student.

    • Judy_J

      I get angry when Laura’s shirt is referred to as “tie-dye”.  It is NOT tie-dyed, it is splashed with dye, and that’s a totally different (and much easier) technique. Makes the guy wearing it look like he just got off work at the butcher shop.  And Anthony Ryan’s client is probably laughing in every picture because he had to get high in order to model that getup.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, Judy!  I just posted the same thing about the butcher shop before I read your comment!  So ugly and macabre looking.

    • Anonymous

      This makes me so sad that I wasn’t able to watch the earlier seasons of the show when, apparently, it was actually about design. *sigh*
      It just cracks me up when Laura talks smack, as if she’s going to design something great, and yet consistently produces boring, tacky crap no one in their right mind would wear. But I will say the pants look well made (minus elephant flare leg). 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      I know people have been talking about Anya and Olivier for non-stop, but thank you guys for pointing out Laura’s absolute sh*tty behavior!

      Laura is a Regina-George-Wannabe but can’t even pull off a Gretchen Wiener!  Notice how she’s always trailing after Anya (the actual popular pretty girl) and the whole “Talk to me, Regina (Josh)!” stuff? 

      At least Kenley was actually marginally talented.

      Olivier is immature and a bubble boy, but was never mean. None of his actions even measure up to Laura’s snide Mean Girl-wannabe sh*t.

    • Anonymous

      None of them come off as very good designers in this challenge. I don’t really get it. I can see why they went with 70-ish folk-rock band wear, kind of. But why isn’t any of it appealing? It’s freaking STAGE WEAR, it should tell a story, not just illustrate a trip through Goodwill.  They’re decent looking guys and they really are doing their best to show off their clothes and they all just look like high school theme day, executed with varying degrees of skill . . . but no real appeal.

    • Anonymous

      These guys were such good sports.  They had great insight and input into the design experience, even though most of their ideas either didn’t translate into the clothes or were ignored altogether.  And they actually made pretty good music.  It’s too bad they had to wear these stupid clothes.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      I hadn’t watched PR in years before this episode.  Just dreadful stuff!

      • Anonymous

        My condolences that this was the show you got when you gave it another shot. 

    • Anonymous

      For the first time this season I cheered when Michael Kors made a comment.  When Laura was all about her tye-dyed shirt and other people were “her shirt is all cool” and I was going “Why don’t I have these good of drugs that these other people who are judging on PR are taking??  I just had surgery…I deserve good drugs too!!”  When Michael Kors came in with how this was very Sweeney Todd, I was so very very happy.  Thank you Michael Kors.  You gave me just a little bit of hope.

    • margaret meyers

      I think Anthony is the next one out.  His Lousiana-based taste is really showing lately. And I think Josh gave Anthony his left over fake suede to make that fringe — it is absolutley tacked on that shirt.

    • Anonymous

      The first thing I thought when I saw that top was…eew…blood splatter.  Looks like he’s a butcher in his day job and he didn’t have time to change before his gig.

    • Anonymous

      With regards to rock stars & pretty blouses – I have a memory of watching David Lee Roth trying to squeeze himself into a patterned flouncy blouse at the Rose Bowl swap meet. This was before he highlighted the shag & hooked up with the Van Halen brothers. Pretty hilarious, then & now.

      Robert Plant once said about his Zeppelin garb that they were lucky enough to hit a resale shop in Hollywood that had just received an old starlet’s wardrobe collection.  When Anya verbally invoked Hendrix on the runway, you could tell she didn’t know what she was talking about. But she sold it, I guess. The great gear of Hendrix was from Carnaby St. http://www.museyon.com/blog/2010/02/24/carnaby-street-celebrates-50-years-of-suiting-swinging-london-with-photo-exhibit/

      Catch a frill here: http://www.myclassiclyrics.com/artist_biographies/jimi_hendrix_biography.htm

      How ’bout some Rod the Mod? http://static.guim.co.uk/Guardian/lifeandstyle/gallery/2008/oct/17/fashion-celebrity/RodStewart1-7573.jpg

      Regarding Blenly – where did the money go?   Should they reconfigure the rules to come in line with the final collection parameters?  Nah, it’s more fun this way – this time. I did think about the practicalities of the industry, especially in this day & age, where they are trying to cut costs any which way they can – be it a button or what have you. Gone are the days of the wickety-whack?

      • Anonymous

        Oh, you are making me miss the fabulous Mr. Hendrix more and more.  I may have to go visit his grave and leave a scrap of lace or two in memory.  He is buried near where I live.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          I was watching something yesterday that featured clips of Hendrix performing. He was wearing a feather boa, and rocking the hell out of it. And I thought even if one of the designers decided to go that route, they would have figured out a way to royally fuck it up.

          • Anonymous

            To be fair, the wearer has to project some major swagger to pull off full-on hard boiled romantic electric blues poet.  But these guys were certainly up for giving it a good try & just didn’t have much with which to work.

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

              Yeah, I gotta say, I would never go with Hendrix as an inspiration for a rock look.  Most musicians couldn’t pull it off — Hendrix was pretty special.

    • Anonymous

      The tank top Laura made is not by any stretch of the imagination “tie dye”.  It was not tied, stitched and gathered, pleated, clamped or in any other way manipulated to resist the applied color.  She mixed up a batch of red Rit and dribbled some on the material, inadvertently simulating a suicide attempt by the wearer.  The technique would have been okay (but still not tie dye) however, she did a bad job.  When I saw it on the runway, I wanted to call in a CSI team to map the blood spatter and GSR.  Ugly, ugly, ugly.

      And another thing…have none of these people heard of safe studio practices?  Sticking your hands into dye or other chemicals available to treat fabric is not an especially healthy practice.  We absorb toxins through our cuticles.  While in the short term dyes may not be harmful, the cumulative effect could affect our kidneys or livers (or some other pulsing, purple organ- you get the point).  Any basic dye book provides safe handling guidelines including the advisability of wearing gloves while dyeing.

      End of rant

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

        she copied what viktor did in the Hewlett Packard Pattern Challenge, only in blood.

      • sarah jacobs

        It’s scrunch and splatter dyed…My kids have come home from camp with t- shirts dyed liek that…the look comes from not knowing how to dye..the shirt needed to be wet to get a nicer, less butcher’s assistant distribution of color.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Hahaha.. love the Bert cap at the end.

      I can’t remember if Laura was second or third place.. guess it doesn’t matter anyway. Everything was pretty bad.

    • Anonymous

      Did she really spend $450 on fabric? 

      • Anonymous

        $27.38 on fabric, dye, etc. $422.62 on what?

        Hallucinogens to alter the judges’ reality?
        Lattes?
        Bribes?

        Who knows.  It sure wasn’t spent on excellent materials to translating into a rocker look for this challenge.

    • Anonymous

      If I was a judge, this would have been the show where I walk off the set…everything was awful.

    • Anonymous

      “You can’t just tack fringe onto anything”
      I think Keith from season 5 would disagree, as well as the Forever 21 design team.
      I like the pants Laura made, well done. And I completely forgot about Anthony’s until l saw this photo again.

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

        I think several of this season’s designers have a great future designing for Forever 21.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know why the judges didn’t just say “You’re ALL on the bottom!  No winners this week,” and go from there.

      Hope that next week at least has something interesting on the runway.

      Winning this season is going to be something to reaaaaaaally brag about. 

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Here’s my question – how the hell did Laura spend $450 on that pile o’crap? 

      And TLo, I adore your comment “Who looks ridiculous? THIS guy!”  Did a spit take on that one! 

    • Anonymous

      Bert! Lovin him lately…

      • Anonymous

        I’m digging his kind-of-understated cynicism, well-placed silences, and “I’ve seen it all” ‘tude.

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

        i am thrilled that people like him again.
        i think it’s cos he reminds me so much of people i’ve known, many of whom are evergone, but i like him best of all. i dont think he’ll win–not cos of talent, he’s just the wrong person to be allowed it–but i do hope & think he will get some decent work out of this nutsness, appearing on a show he or i or anyone who was born before cable became ominpresent could have ever imagined as an avenue toward gainful employment.

    • Anonymous

      I can just imagine if someone turned on this episode never having watched PR before and what they would be thinking.
      It is sad to watch a show plummet into an abyss like this.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

      Do you people realize how much off the shelf vodka and generic cranberry juice I have had to consume to get thru this season?  The only good thing about it is that my kidneys are doing great.

    • Anonymous

      I think everyone freaked out at “menswear” and just made women’s clothing anyway.

    • Julie Clark

      this was the ugliest episode ever. srsly. and mefears all the contestants lost their perspective like, 3 episodes ago. le sigh.

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

      Dear PR ‘designers’, please back away from the dye buckets. RIT has not been your friend. Thank you.  

      I’m STILL mystified… who looks at rocker dudes and thinks “florals”??  I have no words.  
      AR –  The shirt would have been cool in vastly different fabrics and without the tacky fringe.  I like the collar and simplicity of the design. The pants don’t work for me at all. They stand out too much because of the color, and yet there is nothing interesting about them and they don’t fit well.  

      Laura –  Ye to the Gods.  Am I the only one that sees those ‘red’ pants she had to make as brown? Ugh. This whole outfit is a mess and why on earth did she need all that money?  Honestly, is she padding her fabric stash as a consolation gift to take home from this season?  Why is this girl still here?  I can’t recall one interesting design she’s done, other than that her personality is mean-girl-annoying.

    • vmcdanie

      Didn’t they also praise Anthony Ryan’s shirt? I too admire that the collar isn’t melting but that pattern is part of the 70’s I think we are all trying to forget. I have to thank them for reminding me how fringe-tastic the 70’s and early 80’s were.

      I remember begging my Mom to buy me some $100 designer jeans (that was real bank in 1982) that had tan suede fringe running down the seam of both legs. She said no, thankfully.

      I actually really liked Laura’s jeans. And once again, I have to say those band guys were damn good sports and I was surprised (after the combination of PR, Garnier hair product hawking and Rolling Stone contest-not exactly portents of good rock forthcoming) how much I liked their music.

    • Anonymous

      It’s amusing that most of all the contestants immediately thought of fringes when facing a “dress a Rock’n Roll band” challenge.
      That kind of shows how little they know about it. “Rock’n Roll ? isn’t it, like, music cowboys play all over. Dude, where are all the stetsons on that goddam Piperlime wall ? No stetson ? OK, just a hearband then. And fringes.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      Both those guys know they look ridiculous.  You can see it in their faces.  The first one just has to laugh about it though.

    • Anonymous

      Bert’s all, “Remind me never to help out any of you little shits again.”Thank you guys for the laugh.
      Bwaa Ha Ha!!!!. 

      What terrible egos we have this year for the talent displayed. 
      Looks like something is up this thursday….Oh my…Anya looses her money at mood????. Hmmmmm.. 

    • Now I am The Bee

      At first I thought I’d be disappointed that I missed the first hour of this episode.  But really–I’m not.  All of the clothes in this challenege were just awful.  Even the winner.  I can certainly see the 70s inspiration (actually–more like 1967-1971 when all of us wore bell-bottoms and floral shirts.  Yes–even the guys…)  but all the designers just copied that look.  There was nothing modern on the runway.  Except Burt’s–and I only say that because  I’ve worn some knit jackets just like the one he made for the Viking lead singer.  But then, I’m a middle-aged lady from flyover-land. 
      I has a sad about PR altogether…..

    • Anonymous

      All of the designers should have been auf’d.  Really shitty effort across the board.