PR: Team Functional

Posted on September 12, 2011

For all the ugliness and nastiness of this episode, we at least got to see a team that actually worked well together and produced interesting garments. We can all bitch about how oxygen-sucking Drama Vortexes make episodes like this tough to watch, but at least the right team won and the judges didn’t award bad behavior.

Unfortunately, that means we don’t have much to say about the team.


We said the other day, when we hadn’t watched the episode yet, that we didn’t understand why the judges awarded the win to this cute, competently made dress, but it seems the win came down to the fact that Anya was the only designer on the team who got two votes; her own and Bryce’s. Since all the designers but Bryce voted for themselves, we can thank him for giving her the win. That’s more than a little lame. It’s not supposed to be a popularity contest. Don’t get us wrong; in many ways this show IS a popularity contest, but technically it’s supposed to be a show about a design competition.

It’s a good design, though. We like the way she integrated both prints. It’s subtle enough that they don’t clash with each other. It helps that the prints are all black and white. Love the sleeves.

No time for screencapping this week, so you’ll have to go on memory when we say that we loved the back of the top. We think this was definitely Bryce’s best look yet. He didn’t integrate two prints as well as Anya did, but we like the black trim in the shorts. It’s not enough of a wow look to impress the judges completely, but we think he managed to show them that he still deserves to be in the competition even if there were quite a few missteps along the way.

The judges rightly praised that jacket but we think they overpraised it a bit. It’s beautifully designed, but we don’t think it’s tailored as well as the Duchess said it was. It looks to us like it could have been fitted a bit better. We also think the pleating makes it look a bit heavy. We also wish it hadn’t been rendered in typical Olivier grey, although we do like the contrasting lapels.

Let us never speak of those horrible pants again.

This is a super-cute look from Anthony. Love that skirt. We don’t really love the print used for the top and while we like the pop of color, we’re not crazy about the bow. The taupe sash around the waist is a nice touch, though. The styling is awful. It’s awful across the board with this team, but this one has to be the worst. She’s all sassy, cute girl from the neck down and mental patient from the neck up.

Viktor has been slowly establishing himself as a thoughtful, talented designer. This look just sealed the deal. Absolutely the best thing on the runway. But correct us if we’re wrong, the inkblot print wasn’t something that came out of an HP printer, right? It was hand made. Considering the ridiculously blatant product placement in this episode, with “HP” being uttered practically every 30 seconds, there was no way a win was going to be handed to someone who just pointed out that handmade almost always trumps computer-generated. A shame for Viktor, but at least he showed the audience and the judges that he can whip up something chic and covetable when he puts his mind to it.

Saturday night, we attended a Project Runway reunion party hosted by HP with more PR designers past and present in attendance than we’ve ever seen in one room (pictures to come). We mostly kept far away from this year’s crop because it’s kind of hard to socialize with people who you just called sociopaths on your blog that week (or assholes the week before) and you know you have several more weeks of writing pretty much the same thing ahead of you. We did take one designer aside to tell him/her that his/her finale collection was our favorite. He/she was not only gracious about it, but told us he/she loved all the bitchy things we were saying and totally got the jokes. That’s always nice. Anyway, the point is, they had all these looks set up on dress forms for the party, and while they were well made and looked good from several feet away, we couldn’t get past the fact that they’re all made out of cheap printed cotton fabric. This stuff looks good on your TV but we can’t imagine anyone wanting to wear it. They looked like dresses made out of pillowcases.

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke/MyLifetime.com

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  • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

    I thought Anthony’s skirt was the best thing out there – so adorable!

    • Christina MacDonnell

      Agreed!  Would totally wear that.

  • Joe J

    “We did take one designer aside to tell him/her that his/her finale collection was our favorite.”

    Oh, I love speculating about this stuff – I’m guessing Laura or Kimberly.

    • Erika Shor

      Good guesses. I’m leaning toward Laura because they really haven’t said that many bitchy things about Kimberly.

    • Anonymous

      I vote for Hissing Viktor … 

      I’m glad yo told us how you handle dealing with the current contestants, I’ve never really thought about it before till a certain recent person.  By the way, I try to work, I WILL NOT HAVE IT in to my daily conversations now.  

      • Anonymous

        “i will forfeit the whole thing” <~~~ what i say any time i don't get exactly my way.

        • Anonymous

          i see why he said it, it’s amazingly fun. 

          • Anonymous

            agreed. it’s incredibly fun.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to vote Viktor.  Laura’s runway show was all about the jewelry, not the clothes, so I’m guessing she doesn’t quite make it to the end and is trying to sell an accessories line.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to vote Viktor.  Laura’s runway show was all about the jewelry, not the clothes, so I’m guessing she doesn’t quite make it to the end and is trying to sell an accessories line.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to vote Viktor.  Laura’s runway show was all about the jewelry, not the clothes, so I’m guessing she doesn’t quite make it to the end and is trying to sell an accessories line.

    • Anonymous

      anthony ryan…?

      haha i wish. but i don’t think there’s any way tlo could get past the judy jetson wigs and the glasses.

      • Anonymous

        I really loathed Anthony Ryan’s styling choices for his finale collection

        • Anonymous

          I tend to think Anthony Ryan is relatively sexy when he dresses like a hipster, but… his attempt to translate it to couture didn’t quite make it, I have to say. 

    • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

      Burt.  Totally Burt.  Both because his collection is any righteous person’s favorite and because Burt started out as a raging jerk but turned out to have a sense of proportion after all.

      • http://profiles.google.com/eszubert Elizabeth Szubert

        Agreed – I think it was Bert as well.  Mostly because of the jokes part – I think it might have something to do with the Queen Mum nickname they started to use for him.

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

          I think any man who can laugh at, and even appreciate, being called Uncle Tight Ass has a great sense of humor. Also, seeing as how he called himself the Queen of England, he probably got a huge laugh out of “Queen Mum”. I’m going with Bert too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380079551 Marie Dees

    Let us never speak of those horrible pants again.
    Yes! I kept thinking – nice jacket. Don’t look down!

  • lilibetp

    Who would get the jokes?  Bert, maybe?

  • scottyf

    Fashion Blogging Icons T&Lo said…
    “we couldn’t get past the fact that they’re all made out of cheap printed cotton fabric”

    That has ALWAYS bothered me about the ‘create your own textile’ challenge. I find it sometimes hard to see the garment through the crappy fabric.

    And now I’m COMPLETELY FREAKED that Bert Keeter might be reading this stuff.

    …kinda

    • Anonymous

      “And now I’m COMPLETELY FREAKED that Bert Keeter might be reading this stuff.”

      and take you up on that marriage offer?

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

      Awww, Scotty.  What’s the point of having a crush from afar on someone if he doesn’t find out about it somehow?

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

      Awww, Scotty.  What’s the point of having a crush from afar on someone if he doesn’t find out about it somehow?

    • Anonymous

      Oh you coy little thing. Unrequited love is a bore. Go for it. If Bert is half the man you think he is, he would be nothing but flattered.

    • Anonymous

      WTF? TLo didn’t didn’t throw those orange gingham boxers with your phone number written on them at Bert like you asked them to? Bummer.

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

      Oh sorry… I think most of the contestants either read TLo or have someone in their circle of friends/family that reads it for them.  I know a lot of former contestants have said things to them when meeting the guys about the blog. 

      But I’m sure he’s incredibly flattered and grateful for the support:)  Besides, if the man had any taste, he’d be looking to accept that proposal!

    • Rand Ortega

      You’re GORGEous, SB scottyf. Bert may be a curmudgeon but he has excellent taste. I see a love match! Keep those mash notes comin’!

    • Rand Ortega

      You’re GORGEous, SB scottyf. Bert may be a curmudgeon but he has excellent taste. I see a love match! Keep those mash notes comin’!

    • Rand Ortega

      You’re GORGEous, SB scottyf. Bert may be a curmudgeon but he has excellent taste. I see a love match! Keep those mash notes comin’!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

      Wasn’t a relative of Bert’s posting here when this season first started?  His sister, maybe?  I’d wager a lot that he IS reading what’s posted here, or at least aware of  it secondhand. 

      Go scottyf!  =D

  • Anonymous

    Actually, the printed fabric looked totally cheap and pillow casey on tv, so I can only imagine how bad it looked in person!

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

      LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Am confused – whose clothes in the cheap printed fabric – were on the forms?  Were they the clothes from the HP challenge? 

      • Anonymous

        Yes.

    • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

      Didn’t they send the fabrics out to a professional printer last season?   Much, much better results, although of course not HP-branded.   We can only thank God that HP is getting out of the PC business.  For home use, and for quilters, the variety of fabrics available for ink-jet printing is really stepped up; you can get silk (bonded to paper, which you then peel off after printing).   That would have given a much better result.

      Speaking as a quilter who has given it the ol’ college try, there are very few garments you can make out of quilting-weight cotton without looking like you’re showing up for the clogging contest.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        They sent them out to the same printer this year, presumably–they printed the paper form in the workroom, but they didn’t get the fabric until the next day.

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

    who is this “person” you talked to???? I know it’s not Josh cause you told me on facebook you didn’t meet Josh, so that’s 9 out of the 10 final collections

    let’s guess…

    (I haven’t seen pictures from the final runway, I’m saving myself for the season finale)

    • Anonymous

      Also, its not Josh because they said the collection was their favorite.  I’m sorry but what he put up as his final collection was hideous.  It was a rehash of all the things we’ve seen him wear this season and wondered why.  Ok, maybe that’s just me, but I really dislike his personal style let alone the garments he has been throwing down the runway.

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

        I just dislike him.

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

        I just dislike him.

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

        I just dislike him.

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

        I just dislike him.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, I liked Bryce’s look better than Anya’s dress, which IMO was just too busy. LOVED Viktor’s dress!

    I did not agree with the Olivier love. I thought the jacket was too bulky for the fabric, and the color was just “off.”

    • Anonymous

      the way they’re choosing the winners this year… i just do not get it. there has rarely been a challenge in which i supported the winning look actually getting the win, including anthony’s, because as much as i love him and loved that dress, christian siriano would’ve felt like he was gonna diiiiiiiieeeee if he was the guest judge for the avant garde challenge and that, THAT, got the win. 

      i think anya won because she was “due,” just like anthony ryan was due the week before. viktor, however, has deserved to win at least 4 challenges thus far and has only won one. don’t get it. i think the judges are still stuck on his alleged attitude problem because he was unfortunate enough to deal with hurricane bert so early in the “comp.”

  • Anonymous

    Actually, I liked Bryce’s look better than Anya’s dress, which IMO was just too busy. LOVED Viktor’s dress!

    I did not agree with the Olivier love. I thought the jacket was too bulky for the fabric, and the color was just “off.”

  • Anonymous

    Team Chaos definitely deserved the win – apart from the fact that the only chaotic thing about their collection was the horrible hair and make-up. The outfits and prints did not read as “chaos” to me but maybe I’m being far too literal about it. 

    • Anonymous

      i worry about anthony ryan’s ability to style, as evidenced by his final collection. early on, it was really good, but lately, it’s been so… LSU off-campus rager. yikes.

  • Anonymous

    Team Chaos definitely deserved the win – apart from the fact that the only chaotic thing about their collection was the horrible hair and make-up. The outfits and prints did not read as “chaos” to me but maybe I’m being far too literal about it. 

  • Anonymous

    I also thought the judges over-praised Olivier’s jacket (especially Duchess, who has called designers on the carpets more times than I can think of for doing something that makes the model look larger — and this jacket does make the model look wide.)

    –GothamTomato

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who didn’t get the Olivier love.  I thought the jacket looked dated and poorly fitted.  And I’m sorry (not really), but the bottom of that jacket just bugs the shit outta me…actually, the WHOLE jackets bugs me.

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

        I agree. I don’t see what the big deal is about that jacket. It’s not exactly original and I think it looks horrible with those pants.  WHUTever. 

      • Anonymous

        That was my thought exactly, it looked really dated to me, like something I would have worn twenty years ago. 

    • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

      Hilarious because in TLo’s finale show judging the judges they point out that the Duchess jumpsuit Heidi is wearing actually makes her look wider than she is…

  • Anonymous

    While I liked these outfits, I was kind of disappointed that no one did a color print. 

    • Anonymous

      this had me confused. Where they told to only do black and white (and gray)? Or did everyone just decide to do that?  And if so, why did the judges not call them out for not using any color?

      • Anonymous

        I thought that same thing. I actually rewatched the beginning and end of the show to see if I missed something. I would think after this they will be required to add color into the fabric. It would make the whole thing a lot more interesting to coordinate patterns and colors. The black and white with a pop of color for both teams seemed like a cop-out to me. Although I did like a lot more of the pieces this episode than I have with previous ones.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t know if Bert’s had printed, if it would have been color, but on his screen (excuse me, his HP SCREEN), it showed a blue background and pocket watch.  Doubt that the pocket watch would have survived the cut down to 3 fabrics, but did see color there.

      • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

        I’m betting the large-format printers couldn’t print color on fabric.   Didn’t you see that one of the Team Clockwork draft drawings had a pale blue wash, but the test print didn’t?

  • Sobaika Mirza

    Curiosity piqued. Need to know which collection you favored!

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

    I still think that most of the offering last week look like they came from the Wal-Mart clearance rack.

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

    I still think that most of the offering last week look like they came from the Wal-Mart clearance rack.

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

    Vote for themselves!  What kind of BS is that?  The primadonnas should be voting for someone else whose talent is equal to or exceeding their own. Although they maybe self centered certainly not so much that they cannot appreciate someone else’s creativity whether it is to his or her taste.  I see rooms that are spare, modern, and almost colorless and admire the skill that the designer put into them.  Since I live with clutter and pets there is no way I would want  one but still can see the beauty in them.

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

      I understand voting for yourself, but there is no way I could say I should win from my team.  In an individual challenge, sure (like the final regular challenge when they ask why should you go to FW?)  but in a team challenge?  No…

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    No question that Viktor’s gown should have gotten the win from this group.  Though Anya’s is cute it wasn’t the best thing on the runway. ways.  Bryce’s top needed a more dramatic upward curve to the hem, exposing a tiny sliver of tummy to give that outfit the edge it needed. Precious Moments’ jacket had some real fit problems and I question whether any woman is going to want a bunch of very full gathers over her lower stomach. The pants?  Beyond hideous, also quite badly fitted.  Anthony’s outfit?  What kills it dead for me is the appaling styling for the model who looks like she has personally taken the concept of Chaos a trifle too much to heart.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    No question that Viktor’s gown should have gotten the win from this group.  Though Anya’s is cute it wasn’t the best thing on the runway. ways.  Bryce’s top needed a more dramatic upward curve to the hem, exposing a tiny sliver of tummy to give that outfit the edge it needed. Precious Moments’ jacket had some real fit problems and I question whether any woman is going to want a bunch of very full gathers over her lower stomach. The pants?  Beyond hideous, also quite badly fitted.  Anthony’s outfit?  What kills it dead for me is the appaling styling for the model who looks like she has personally taken the concept of Chaos a trifle too much to heart.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1166807241 Lizzy Staley

      I wondered if Anya got the vote because she had a such a creative hand in designing the runway show?  They didn’t really talk about that, but it was a criteria for judging?

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I think its much more about the “Hand-o-God”, otherwise know as the Lifetime producers shoving their clueless weight around.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I think its much more about the “Hand-o-God”, otherwise know as the Lifetime producers shoving their clueless weight around.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I think its much more about the “Hand-o-God”, otherwise know as the Lifetime producers shoving their clueless weight around.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I think its much more about the “Hand-o-God”, otherwise know as the Lifetime producers shoving their clueless weight around.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I think its much more about the “Hand-o-God”, otherwise know as the Lifetime producers shoving their clueless weight around.

      • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

        I’m also thinking that they wouldn’t give the win to Viktor in a challenge in which their designed-with-HP-help fabrics were such a large (read: oft-repeated) part, and he didn’t use any of them. Someone else commented-how could the judges point out that a hand-painted design showed up the HP(tm) print?

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    No question that Viktor’s gown should have gotten the win from this group.  Though Anya’s is cute it wasn’t the best thing on the runway. ways.  Bryce’s top needed a more dramatic upward curve to the hem, exposing a tiny sliver of tummy to give that outfit the edge it needed. Precious Moments’ jacket had some real fit problems and I question whether any woman is going to want a bunch of very full gathers over her lower stomach. The pants?  Beyond hideous, also quite badly fitted.  Anthony’s outfit?  What kills it dead for me is the appaling styling for the model who looks like she has personally taken the concept of Chaos a trifle too much to heart.

  • Anonymous

    I really like everything this team made this week. With these close-up pictures I now like Olivier’s jacket a little less than I did on the show, but I think it would look a lot better paired with appropriate pants.  Anya’s little dress is very nice but it definitely did not deserve to win over Viktor’s beautiful dress, or even Anthony’s interesting and wearable outfit.  The seams and pockets on her dress serve as another reminder that she did not learn to sew a mere 4 months ago, and I am waiting for the episode where she gets busted.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      And I LOVE the fact that someone else made the cap sleeves on the dress for her.  Cap sleeves?  Cummon, that’s sewing 101 stuff. She was busted in my mind weeks ago. She’s a fraud.  Whether its her knowing more about sewing than she says, or that she really has a very small skill set doesn’t matter.  She’s playing everyone, and beautifully, too.

      • Anonymous

        she. CANNOT. make. sleeves. it drives me effing nuts. 

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          And when we look at her Runway collection that is born out there as well.  Where are the jackets, coats and short or long sleeved garments?  Nowhere in sight.  I would be willing to lay down cash that she doesn’t know how to make a two piece tailored sleeve to save her life.

          • Anonymous

            I think one runway look had cap sleeves like the ones from this episode. So I guess she won’t be doing outerwear until she takes some more sewing lessons.  =)

  • Anonymous

    I really like everything this team made this week. With these close-up pictures I now like Olivier’s jacket a little less than I did on the show, but I think it would look a lot better paired with appropriate pants.  Anya’s little dress is very nice but it definitely did not deserve to win over Viktor’s beautiful dress, or even Anthony’s interesting and wearable outfit.  The seams and pockets on her dress serve as another reminder that she did not learn to sew a mere 4 months ago, and I am waiting for the episode where she gets busted.

  • Anonymous

    I really like everything this team made this week. With these close-up pictures I now like Olivier’s jacket a little less than I did on the show, but I think it would look a lot better paired with appropriate pants.  Anya’s little dress is very nice but it definitely did not deserve to win over Viktor’s beautiful dress, or even Anthony’s interesting and wearable outfit.  The seams and pockets on her dress serve as another reminder that she did not learn to sew a mere 4 months ago, and I am waiting for the episode where she gets busted.

  • Anonymous

    The styling is awful. It’s awful across the board with this team, but this one has to be the worst.

    If I recall correctly, they decided to have the styling go from sleek to messy, in gradations.   Frankly, when I heard that, I assumed that that was what Kors was referring to with the “hooker convention” remark in the promos.

    • Anonymous

      I think Kors was talking to the other team, critiquing their video and the multiple shots of women (well, their feet in heels) getting out of taxis, one after the other after the other…

      But he did take this team to task for the styling. Team Nuts and Dolts won on that point, but only that point.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I know he was.  But one didn’t know that until the show aired.   The promos used that line ad nauseum, ad infinitum, so when these guys decided to make their models looked blowsy, I thought that it would be tossed at them.

  • Anonymous

    The styling is awful. It’s awful across the board with this team, but this one has to be the worst.

    If I recall correctly, they decided to have the styling go from sleek to messy, in gradations.   Frankly, when I heard that, I assumed that that was what Kors was referring to with the “hooker convention” remark in the promos.

  • Anonymous

    The styling is awful. It’s awful across the board with this team, but this one has to be the worst.

    If I recall correctly, they decided to have the styling go from sleek to messy, in gradations.   Frankly, when I heard that, I assumed that that was what Kors was referring to with the “hooker convention” remark in the promos.

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

    Olivier’s look was not my favorite, and I agree it was overpraised. But he himself was adorable. He is simply too sweet for this.

  • Anonymous

    Close up, I really liked Anthony’s look. Very cute. Viktor’s dress is elegant and it moved beautifully–he might have had more of a chance to win if he’d used one of the HP prints. I even quite liked Bryce’s look. I’m ok with Anya having the win–her dress was different than what we’ve seen from her before and she clearly has a good eye for prints. 

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

      OK, I feel like a total idiot. I just realized that not all the prints were created by the designers. Or am I wrong? Has it always been that way? I thought the point of this challenge was for each designer to create a design, not just pick one from a computer program. How is that being creative?

      Man, I’m confused.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        They did create most of the textile patterns using the ubiquitous HP Touch Smart computers.  What throws this whole thing under the bus is that the print textile for Victor’s dress bodice and for Anthony’s skirt, were fabric paint creations of Anthony’s not something from the HP program.

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

          Shouldn’t that be “HP Touch Extra Double Secret Smart Fabulous Computers”?

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Those are the ones that generate Unicorns, Luck Dragons and Faeries, right?

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

            Also the occasional leprechaun with a pot of gold.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            I just got this image of a lap top spewing Lucky Charms cereal all over the place.  lol

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

            Hahahaha! I hope the Magic Cleaning Fairies show up.

      • Anonymous

        They each created a design on the computer, and then chose 3 of those 5 designs to get printed. They didn’t choose from computer programs.

      • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

        As a team, they had to create three different prints. Those prints had to be utililized in at least three of the five outfits. Viktors was the only one who didn’t use any of the created prints, but instead used the hand dyed fabric that Anthony created. :)

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

        Each team created three prints on the computer & had them printed into fabric to use.
        BUT Anthony Ryan & Viktor also (or instead of in Viktor’s case) took plain white fabric and physically dyed it with “inkblots”.

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

          Got it. Somehow it got past me that Anthony and Viktor hand dyed some fabric.

          I wasn’t even drunk when I was watching this episode. Maybe I should have been.

    • Anonymous

      My take as well.  Anya used the prints better than anyone else.  Viktor’s dress was better than Anya’s, but it had nothing to do with the prints.  So Anya’s dress was more in line with the nature of the challenge.  While using the print wasn’t required, using it well was a plus.

      And Anya does credit in my book for playing well (and playing) others.  I find it fascinating how she gets picked so early for team challenges giving how little skill she has.

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

    I’m glad you said that about the fabric TLo. I loved Viktor’s look the best, but that bodice seemed off to me because of the quality of the fabric. If it had been silk or something with the same hand as the black, I’d be on board. Maybe I’m wrong about it maybe it is silk or the same as the black, but it just doesn’t read right to me. 

    I know this team worked well together, but I couldn’t help wishing Anya would get gum in her hair or something.

    • Anonymous

      “Gum in her hair.” I love it! And I second it.

      • Anonymous

        Gum, huh?  Maybe that’s why she shaved the sides.

    • Anonymous

      “Gum in her hair” 
      Double meaning, did you check out Anya’a porn video “or something?”

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

        ew. no.

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

    Viktor was robbed!  I can easily see several celebrities wearing that dress.
    I actually really like Olivier’s jacket.  It’s a bit depressing that his model is sadder looking than he is.  We actually see him smile quite a few times but the model always looks like she’s depressed. 
    Did not get the love for Anthony’s outfit though.  Looks like a receptionist outfit. 

    • Anonymous

      but a really cute receptionist, right?

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

        With that hair?  A receptionist to be fired.

  • Anonymous

    I think if the model had been style differently, even Anthony’s little pussy bow would have worked with his look. His and Viktor’s were my favorites of the bunch. (Actually I now like Viktor’s a bit less. Closer up, you can really see the Moo factor.) The Anya win still mystifies me. That little basic dress looks like one of the smocks my French mother-in-law puts over her clothing in the morning. And didn’t Viktor do the sleeves? My Little Pony’s jacket is puckery and loose in all the wrong places and I think that Kors must have been drinking some of his tanning lotion when he was salivating over the “impeccable” tailoring. Either that or he needs new contact lenses. Bryce? Mall clothes. Nothing wrong with that, but doesn’t belong on a runway.

    • Anonymous

      I love the phrase “Moo Factor.” 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462762652 Tara Benchina Calise

    I am not that impressed by the models this season. Viktor’s dress is my favorite and would have looked a million times better with a different model. This girl needs a different look other than “sourpuss face”. Anya’s model is my favorite of this team. As far as designs, I feel like this season I am choosing the “least worst” instead of the best of the best. I love you, Tom and Lorenzo! Can’t wait to see more coverage of your party with the Project Runway contestants.

    • Anonymous

      OK I am glad you said this.  I was thinking that the models weren’t really all that – well all that attractive.  And one of them has larger knees than I am used to seeing on the runway.  My knees are certainly not runway ready, but then again, I don’t go near a runway.  Oh, and they all look unhappy – likely because there is no prize for them anymore.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462762652 Tara Benchina Calise

        I do not mean to disparage these models. They are probably more attractive than 99% of all people, but they just do not look like they have any personality this season. I recall prior seasons where the models infused energy into the clothes and really emphasized their designers’ looks. Recall Seth Aaron’s season where Valeria (I think) was his muse. Or, how Brandise really sold Mila’s designs. I am not sure why the decline in modeling talent? They still get the Marie Claire spread as the winning designer.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462762652 Tara Benchina Calise

        I do not mean to disparage these models. They are probably more attractive than 99% of all people, but they just do not look like they have any personality this season. I recall prior seasons where the models infused energy into the clothes and really emphasized their designers’ looks. Recall Seth Aaron’s season where Valeria (I think) was his muse. Or, how Brandise really sold Mila’s designs. I am not sure why the decline in modeling talent? They still get the Marie Claire spread as the winning designer.

        • Anonymous

          I think that, if I were a model, and I had the choice of giving up a month of paid work for a slim chance of a Marie Claire spread vs. actual jobs, I’d probably choose the latter.   (In fact, we’ve seen in past seasons that models will leave early if they’re offered a gig.)

          After the first few seasons, I’m sure that models have realized how completely random their chances are, and that they have absolutely no control over what happens.  A girl can be the greatest model in the world, but if she has the bad luck to be paired with a lousy designer, she’s gone. 

          • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

            This.    And after “Models of the Runway” went boom, the individual models don’t get any screen time or analysis any more.   They show up, they walk, that’s it.   Not worth anything in professional visibility.

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

            I think Lifetime/Bunim/Murray took the complaints about Models of the Runway and went too far in the other direction. I know some people don’t care about the models at all, but I like knowing something about them. I liked the show. It was fun to get a glimpse of what went on between them and to pick a favorite. Barring that, I’d at least like to see the model selection each week.

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

            I think Lifetime/Bunim/Murray took the complaints about Models of the Runway and went too far in the other direction. I know some people don’t care about the models at all, but I like knowing something about them. I liked the show. It was fun to get a glimpse of what went on between them and to pick a favorite. Barring that, I’d at least like to see the model selection each week.

          • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

            This.    And after “Models of the Runway” went boom, the individual models don’t get any screen time or analysis any more.   They show up, they walk, that’s it.   Not worth anything in professional visibility.

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

          Remember Morgan? Or in Season 2, when they were fighting over models? I wish they’d still have some of that… none of the models seem thrilled to be there, but then again, neither do any of the designers. These past two seasons have just been sad and uninteresting. :/

      • Anonymous

        Winning model still gets the photo spread in “MARY” Claire (is that how it’s *really* supposed to be pronounced?) and 25 grand. So far, I think none of these models really qualify, tho.

        • Anonymous

          The French pronunciation would be more like MAH-rhee. I have no idea of how it would be pronounced in German.

          • Anonymous

            Evidently, the German equivalent is MARE-ee.  :)

          • Anonymous

            My German great-grandmother’s name was spelled Marie but pronounced MAHR-ee. Maybe it’s a regional thing?

          • Toto Maya

            Mary/Marie is one of those names that varies in pronunciation by region. There are like 4 or 5 different pronunciations of it in the US alone, every country has a different way to say it.

      • Anonymous

        There is a prize for the models.  The winning designer’s model will appear in the designer’s Marie Claire editorial feature and receive $25,000.

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

      I have been waiting all season for someone to bring up Viktor’s model.  On ew.com they have been having a stinkface competition each week, but have confined it to judges and contestants. This model should win the prize for the stinkiest stinkface of the whole stinkin’ season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    “We mostly kept far away from this year’s crop because it’s kind of hard
    to socialize with people who you just called sociopaths on your blog
    that week (or assholes the week before) and you know you have several
    more weeks of writing pretty much the same thing ahead of you.”

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Anonymous

    Loved Viktor’s dress. And I totally agree about the stiff cheesy looking HP fabric prints. It’s not a very good promo when you can easily see how nasty the stuff is and I wonder what the cost of the fabric is per yard?

  • Anonymous

    Why did they have looks set up on dress forms that were cheap printed cotton fabric?  Don’t tell me this is another of the challenges – to make something out of cheap cotton fabric for the final PR Reunion Party?  Or was this the winner’s final collection, set up on dress forms?  Am confused.  

    • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

      I think TLo is saying that the clothes from the “make your own fabric” episode were set up in the room, and that the fabric designed using HP was cheap printed cotton. :)

      • Anonymous

        Ahhh thank you.  My brain is in neutral this morning.  

        • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

          eh, mine feels like it’s in reverse, so no worries. :)

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

          Like Super Red’s, mine is in reverse, and has been since last week’s episode. It took explanations from five other posters for me to figure out what was up with the fabric.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    “Anyway, the point is, they had all these looks set up on dress forms
    for the party, and while they were well made and looked good from
    several feet away, we couldn’t get past the fact that they’re all made
    out of cheap printed cotton fabric. This stuff looks good on your TV but
    we can’t imagine anyone wanting to wear it. They looked like dresses
    made out of pillowcases.”

    That has been a big problem with the HP challenges. The fabric itself is crap. It’s on the stiff side and won’t drape or flow. Remember Mila’s dress that looked like an awning? The awfulness wasn’t entirely her fault.

    They might be able to remedy the problem if they had the time to wash the fabric before sewing it- but I bet the ink isn’t waterproof.

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

      I think it’s “real” silkscreened fabric, but it’s just a cheapie overnight printing affair on basic cotton or poly/cotton—like cheap sheets. Washing it would be possible, but it wouldn’t make it look any more expensive.

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

      I think it’s “real” silkscreened fabric, but it’s just a cheapie overnight printing affair on basic cotton or poly/cotton—like cheap sheets. Washing it would be possible, but it wouldn’t make it look any more expensive.

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

      I think it’s “real” silkscreened fabric, but it’s just a cheapie overnight printing affair on basic cotton or poly/cotton—like cheap sheets. Washing it would be possible, but it wouldn’t make it look any more expensive.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Bryce’s outfit was really bad.  The top looked cheap and the shorts were puffy looking in the tummy and crotch.

    I hated Olivieeroere’s pants and thought the proportions were off on the jacket – it kind of good but far from deserving the praise (unless it was just on sewing ability)
     

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

    There has been lots of debate over whether Anya won because she best used the HP fabric, when the only requirement was that 3 of 5 looks use it at all.
    But Anya is smart. She has clearly studied Project Runway and knows how to read between the lines of the REAL requirements of a challenge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jin-Ong/584903214 Jin Ong

    I actually only noticed it now, but I love how Anya manipulated the print at the dress’s tummy area. It was a nice touch.

  • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

    I was fine with Anya winning, even though I thought the better design was Viktor, but you’re absolutely correct that they wouldn’t give the win a non-HP fabric. Also, Olivivivier  may have been in the running for the jacket, but those pants are hiddy! I can’t believe the judges didn’t call him out on that.

    After those factors, I’m even more okay with Anya winning. The more I think about it, the more I liked this episode. Yes, the drama was WAY overboard, and that nasty vortex keeps sucking everything up, but overall, we got to see some interesting designs and get a better idea of what the various designers are capable of doing. Also, TLo.. when the winner is announced, you’ve gotta tell us who the designer was that you talked to!!

    Was this party before or after the winner had been declared? Granted,it’s all non-disclosure on their part, but curious how the timing played.

    • Anonymous

      after. they wrapped mid-afternoon on friday and the party was saturday night.

      i’m trying to read between the lines on twitter to figure out who won (aka who’s happy and who’s being mellow) and… i’m unhappy with my assumption. 

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

    LOVED Viktor’s! For your reasons, I understand why it didn’t win. But now he’s definitely my favorite for the win.

    Anya’s was cute. She’s a contender; also someone I wouldn’t interact with at all. She’s dangerous, can stir the pot and then leave and make it seem like other reactions are out of line.

    Heidi went on about how original the prints were from this team, that she hadn’t seen anything like that before. Really? The parquet basketweave? I have a shirt from H&M with that print (only with about 10 thin lines instead of 3 thick ones). Hurumph.

    Now, see I didn’t like Bryce’s shirt. It just seemed like another shapeless silky shell, except with the cutout in back. I felt that it cheapened the shorts, which were OK. He doesn’t really bother me, but his clothes bore the heck out of me. I can’t wait until he goes.

    Olivier’s grey jacket looked too taupey for those horrible print mom pants. Those pants (and Josh’s pants) reminded me of Peach’s pants from that suitcase challenge, where Ivy(?) was forced to create something chic from those black-and-white toile slacks. (And that’s what they were—slacks.)

    Forgot about Anthony’s, but I really like it (except for the pussy bow). Some additional time might have given Anthony a chance to fine tune the red accent.

    • Anonymous

      I agree about Viktor. I hope he was the gracious one to whom TLo spoke.  I disagree about Bryce’s top. I thought it flowed well and I liked the square of it.  I did, however, think it was unfair for him to be critiqued for being not as sophisticated as the others when part of their supposed story line was a woman transforming through the day.

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

        I missed the daylong transformation storyline. So now I’m wondering what it has to do with chaos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ailsa-Martin/644946901 Ailsa Martin

    Has no one else noticed that Anya’s was practically identical to a little printed black and white dress with black cap sleeves from the Betsey Johnson video!? I mean, it’s a cute dress – but I saw the winning dress before I saw the episode and that crazy similarity was jumping out at me.

    (Also, what happened to Betsey? Why was she not a judge?)

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

      Exactly. I would have loved Betsey’s review more than whoever it was that guest-judged the clothing this week. Who was it? Some starlet who wears clothes?

    • Anonymous

      I said this before, but:
      Betsey was too busy counting the money from HP and Intel to be a guest judge.

  • Anonymous

    So did Nina pull one of you aside and whisper in your ear, “Loved the last Nina screen caps and BTW it is printed out, framed and hanging up by the coffee maker.”

  • suzq

    Someday, when HP allows the prints to be made on a fabric of the designer’s choosing, this will be a serious competition.  Until then, this challenge will continue to be classifed with “the burlap challenge” and the “jeans challenge.”

  • Anonymous

    OMGAWD, * me falling on the floor doing my best MS. Oompa Loompa Orange face impersonation*! WTF is going on at PR (gotta say it with a lisp and annoying hand gesture)??! REALLY Anya??!!  And I’m not buying the, “ooh she used two different prints” argument and therefore she’s a design genius. I mean come on! They (the judges) talk of Bryce’s “mall outfit”, which I kinda liked the top although I was indifferent about the shorts (Anya’s design idea), REALLY?! Here I was thinking that, there’s gonna be a bitch fest between choosing either Viktor or Oliiiiveeeeeer (I spranged my tongue saying that). Which to be honest, having been under the influence of some great Sancerre, I would have been satisfy, happy, content (shit I was feeling mellow), with either choice. But ain’t  no ( I know people, double negative, but it’s needed) F’in way that video ho Anya shoulda won over  little Ms. Oliiiiveeeeeer or  Ms. Viktor. Ain’t No Way!!!  That Anya is  shady ! Talk about a “mall design”!  You couldn’t get anymore mall design than with this, non-discript generic PTA mall uniform. “Square Back” and all, whatever!  Really, this is what won over a great jacket that Nina squealed she wanted right now and a gown that both the Duchess and Frau Seal were drooling over? How??!! Does Anya have a secret video on the Duchess, Heidi and Nina??!  Hmmmmmmm??! I’m just asking…

    • Anonymous

      I’m not buying the, “ooh she used two different prints” argument

      It’s not that she used two different prints.  It’s which different prints and how she used them.  Compare hers to Bryce’s and you can see that her choice was subtler, and the prints work better together.

      • Anonymous

        My point is, there wasn’t any real “Design” element in her JC Penney dress. Even the cap sleeves which Viktor did and the square back which was also his idea, didn’t save this dress. I in no way think that Bryce’s JC Penney short set was better nor do I feel it’s worst than hers. I just don’t feel her boring little dress deserved the win no matter how many ways she used that print. IMHO

  • Anonymous

    I loved Anthony’s look, thought it should have won.  Styling was horrendous, but that was equal across the board and was not crazy about the bow, although I did like the pop of color.  Just a really nice look.  Until this week, I haven’t seen much to like or get excited about from any of them, but I think we’re starting to see a couple break away from the pack. 

  • Terence Ng

    The team did well because they were put together to fit well. Seriously. Who puts Old Immature Catty Queen, Young Bitchy Make-Up Queen, and Anti-Self-Confidence Girl, and I-Can’t-Budge-From-My-Aesthetic-Without-the-Walls-of-Reality-Tumbling-Down Boy together on one team and expect it to go swell? Obvi engineering.

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

    I love Anthony’s, but wish he hadn’t made a pussy bow. He could have added a little color by making a red belt or adding a bit of trim somewhere.

    Bryce’s actually looks better here than it did on the TV. It’s still too plain, but he’s done a lot worse. I give him credit for trying to design a nice garment, and not worrying about the judges. He should have made a skirt instead of shorts, because those things are a bit of a mess.

    Viktor was robbed. I think Anya made a sharp little dress. She could put that thing in the stores and it would sell out in no time. But Viktor’s gown is pretty special. He should have won.

    Oh Olivier. He tried, so I have to give him that. But a close-up of the jacket makes it clear that Michael Kors did massive amounts of drugs before the runway and judging. Maybe he was having an acid flashback to one of Jillian’s coats.

  • Anonymous

    At the beginning of the challenge when Betsy Johnson’s video played to the contestants, there was a dress of hers that looked very similar to Anya’s.  I’m wondering if Anya copied it.

  • Anonymous

    This was a good collection. Agree that Bryce’s was the weak link, but even so, it isn’t horrid. I like that the two teams used similar inspirations, but this team showed how to implement a concept properly and weave the thread throughout the clothing and the show. This whole presentation was so much more professional than that of Team Nuts and Dolts. I’m glad to see Anthony’s again because it is very cute. I still think Viktor should have won, but if that print were not created on the HP, perhaps that was a knock against him?

    Oh, and how interesting that Josh’s bottom-two look was sort of the evil twin of Anya’s. Both used two prints, joined them at the sides; the prints were similar colors; both had solid black blocking in the looks. Josh’s showed how easily a multiple-print look can go bad, which Anya’s showed how sophisticated it can be when done properly.

  • Anonymous

    OK, have yet to see this commented on, but can we acknowledge that Oliv….whatever’s self-nomination for the win, as well as the judge’s over-the-top praise is based on that jacket alone. And the only reason that jacket is so meticulously made is that is ALL OLIV… did for the challenge! He spent most of the 2 days just working on one thing, while everyone else did all the other heavy lifting. I so look forward to this week, where not only will Precious have to design and sew on his own, he will be forced to interact with REAL PEOPLE! I foresee a meltdown and possible auf.

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

      What?  Hasn’t he been doing “design and sew on his own” that since the beginning of the competition?  Are you saying Anya or Viktor are not real people? 

  • Anonymous

    I understand the Anya win from a producer point of view. 1. She made the best use of the HP prints. 2. She got “the most” votes on the runway, and 3. As a fan/producer favorite, she needed a win to solidify her clout and make it harder to auf her in later challenges.

    but in real life, THIS IS ALL VICTOR. His dress was the hottest. He oversaw the video. AND he helped Anya with the sleeves on her dress which is the best part of the dress. Anthony deserves a large deal of credit for coming up with the concept of inkblots, handmaking that HOT ink blot print that made Victors dress so hot. Unfortunately Anthony’s dress was not that hot. To me Victor is emerging as the clear front runner. He has never had a bad day. Anthony is hit or miss. Anya is very commercial. Josh needs more restraint. Kimberly needs more wow factor. Olivieireeir  needs more color. VICTOR IS SPOT ON.

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

      I liked Viktor on the very first show. I thought there would be more praise for his sharp white dress.

  • susan siniawsky

    Anya probably received the win not only because of the two votes, but because she developed the mirror image concept for the video backdrop used in the fashion show. The presentation of the show had to have carried some weight. Contrast the winning team’s video with the mess of “hookers getting in & out of cabs”

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

      I am not doubting that Anya might have won because she received two votes, seeing as how the judging has been so friggin’ insane. But it’s a completely ridiculous thing to take into consideration. One of those votes was from her, so it shouldn’t count. As others have suggested, Bryce mostly likely didn’t vote for himself because he had the sense to know he couldn’t back it up. He had to vote for another designer. He could just as easily voted for Viktor. What would they have done then, seeing as how they weren’t going to choose a winner who didn’t use an HP-generated design? Anya was probably set to win. She would have had to send her model out in Emilio’s pink bikini, trimmed in newborn kitten skin, in order to lose.

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

      I am not doubting that Anya might have won because she received two votes, seeing as how the judging has been so friggin’ insane. But it’s a completely ridiculous thing to take into consideration. One of those votes was from her, so it shouldn’t count. As others have suggested, Bryce mostly likely didn’t vote for himself because he had the sense to know he couldn’t back it up. He had to vote for another designer. He could just as easily voted for Viktor. What would they have done then, seeing as how they weren’t going to choose a winner who didn’t use an HP-generated design? Anya was probably set to win. She would have had to send her model out in Emilio’s pink bikini, trimmed in newborn kitten skin, in order to lose.

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

      I am not doubting that Anya might have won because she received two votes, seeing as how the judging has been so friggin’ insane. But it’s a completely ridiculous thing to take into consideration. One of those votes was from her, so it shouldn’t count. As others have suggested, Bryce mostly likely didn’t vote for himself because he had the sense to know he couldn’t back it up. He had to vote for another designer. He could just as easily voted for Viktor. What would they have done then, seeing as how they weren’t going to choose a winner who didn’t use an HP-generated design? Anya was probably set to win. She would have had to send her model out in Emilio’s pink bikini, trimmed in newborn kitten skin, in order to lose.

  • Anonymous

    Glad I’m not the only one who thought that Viktor’s was definitely the best of anything this week. Also I hated the fact that they were praising Oliveiere so much for his tailoring by constantly saying “Oh it’s nice to see finally what you can do.” I just kept thinking “Well yeah because he had 2 days to do it and not 10 hours like they usually do so of course he’s going to have more time to do something good.”

  • Anonymous

    Anthony’s was my fave. Not normally a fan of a pussy bow, but that pop of color worked for me.

    • MilaXX

      I liked it as well, but I wish instead of the bow he had made the band at the wait is that red.

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

        I agree, because grown-ass women should not wear bows around their necks. Granted, this is kind of a string tie, and not one of those huge ’80s bows that I hated even when they were in style. but I still hate it.

        I love my boy Anthony though. I haven’t seen his final collection yet, and don’t plan to until after the finale. I hope he does well.

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

      Viktor’s is still my fave but I love the print on Anthony’s skirt and I disagree with the poster upthread who said it looked like a deflated balloon. (Now *Kimberley’s* skirt was terrible for that reason).

      So was the design handpainted on this skirt as well? Because that material does not look like cotton.

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

      Viktor’s is still my fave but I love the print on Anthony’s skirt and I disagree with the poster upthread who said it looked like a deflated balloon. (Now *Kimberley’s* skirt was terrible for that reason).

      So was the design handpainted on this skirt as well? Because that material does not look like cotton.

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

      Viktor’s is still my fave but I love the print on Anthony’s skirt and I disagree with the poster upthread who said it looked like a deflated balloon. (Now *Kimberley’s* skirt was terrible for that reason).

      So was the design handpainted on this skirt as well? Because that material does not look like cotton.

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

      Viktor’s is still my fave but I love the print on Anthony’s skirt and I disagree with the poster upthread who said it looked like a deflated balloon. (Now *Kimberley’s* skirt was terrible for that reason).

      So was the design handpainted on this skirt as well? Because that material does not look like cotton.

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

      Viktor’s is still my fave but I love the print on Anthony’s skirt and I disagree with the poster upthread who said it looked like a deflated balloon. (Now *Kimberley’s* skirt was terrible for that reason).

      So was the design handpainted on this skirt as well? Because that material does not look like cotton.

  • Anonymous

    I felt that this week Anthony Ryan actually deserved the win – not so much for his outfit (I thought Viktor’s was far and away the best) but because it appeared he actually took a leadership role among the [leaderless] group and because not only did he create a cute outfit but he designed the fabrics that both he and Viktor used so effectively.  Take away the sleeves – which she didn’t do – and Anya’s outfit is cute but appears very simply made aside from the fabric manipulation.  I’ll give her props, though, for coming up with the central video idea.  Olivier’s (how weird to use his actual name) looked much better on television  than in the stills and as others have said simply didn’t deserve the level of praise Kors heaped upon it.

    • Anonymous

      I completely agree with your comments – my thoughts exactly.

      I believe Anya’s win had less to do with Bryce’s vote (for why should the judges care?) but with the fact that Anya was the only strong contender left without a win under her belt. Victor and especially Anthony are already frontrunners (if you look at the results alone).

      Oh, and I totally missed the HP-factor in the way that it practically necessitated a print garment to win. Thanks TLo!

  • MilaXX

    Bryce confused me with that vote for Anya. If it had been me & everyone else picked themselves, you best believe I would have picked myself as well.

    Did Anya make Oliver’s awful pants? I thought he ran out of tie and she made them.

    • margaret meyers

      Wasn’t Bryce the first one to vote, before the trend was set?

      • MilaXX

        I thought he went last. First Oliver, then Anthony, then Anya & then Bryce.

    • Anonymous

      Bryce is a follower, just happy to be hanging with The Cool Kids, and Anya is Queen Bee of that crew.

  • Anonymous

    Love, love, love that dress from Viktor.  It really is well designed, the ink blot fabric was executed so neat, but I see the point about worshiping at the alter of Product Placement.
    I really liked Anthony’s skirt.  Actually, I liked the whole outfit but that hair/makeup was scary.

  • sarah jacobs

    What I loved about Victor’s jacket is how the folds and seams echoed the lines of the print. That was really quite wonderful. It probably would have looked better with a black knit fitted tank underneath…several people have posted that the flying boobage was distracting.

    In the real world, Anthony Ryan’s skirt is hugely unflattering, I don’t think that deflated baloon butt is a look most women want.

    Anya ( as much as I don’t like her) worked sucessfully with the prints and also with the stiff nature of the fabric

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Petrison/1022054303 David Petrison

    I think Anya came up with a lot of the important ideas and helped lead the team.  Bryce probably shouldn’t have voted for himself, as the judges had the most criticism for his outfit, so he went with the person that came up with the whole “ink blotting” concept, which ran across both the video and the designs.  Anyway, I liked Anya’s look more than Victor’s.  Sue me.

    I’m going to guess that Tom & Lorenzo’s favorite collection was either Laura’s or Viktor’s (probably Laura’s)

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

      I believe the ink blotting was Anthony Ryan’s idea, although considering I missed a few other important things about this challenge, I could be wrong.

      Anya did contribute a lot to the video though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Petrison/1022054303 David Petrison

        Well, I think she suggested the “using the video effect to create an ink blot effect”, and then the team just kind of ran with that.  I do think Anthony was the one who decided to literally inkblot the dresses, but that was after Anya suggested “ink blotting” the video.

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

          I don’t remember her suggesting ink blotting the video before Anthony suggested it for the designs, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen that way. :-)

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

          I don’t remember her suggesting ink blotting the video before Anthony suggested it for the designs, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen that way. :-)

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

          I don’t remember her suggesting ink blotting the video before Anthony suggested it for the designs, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen that way. :-)

        • Anonymous

          The Rorschach inkblot concept was Anthony’s. Anya suggested the ‘kaleidoscope’ effect in the video, where one side mirrored the other. 

        • Anonymous

          The Rorschach inkblot concept was Anthony’s. Anya suggested the ‘kaleidoscope’ effect in the video, where one side mirrored the other. 

  • Melanie S.

    Whoa–I didn’t notice until I was looking at these photos that the armholes of Anthony Ryan’s top are trimmed with the fabric Olivier used for his pants…

  • Anonymous

    did anya make the cap sleeves? i thought someone did them for her…

    • Anonymous

      Viktor said he helped.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, at least the right team won.  I wanted to reach through the TV and shake Nina when she started defending Josh’s behavior yet again. (“Well he wasn’t the team leader, was he?  So it’s equally YOUR fault he was impossible to work with!”)   

    Finally, someone produced a few memorable looks!  ’Bout time, Season 9!  Viktor’s was the best, but shockingly they were all pretty good.  Anthony’s skirt rocked.  I’d have responded better to Olivier’s jacket if it wasn’t in his old standby Rainy Monday colors.

    • Anonymous

      On one of the earliest posts (I think Friday)  someone gave a link to a Lifetime video – while there  I saw a video where Kors and Nina were picking on Becky  (I thought they were parrot-ing Josh as well) Kors was laughing at her and calling her Becky  Home-ecky.  Nina was being a crazy mean bitch.  Wow.    I wonder how fun it is for people who work with her.  (at least lately)

  • Anonymous

    To me, the most unsatisfying part of Anya’s win is that it made no narrative sense.  If it won, in part, because of the HP-iness of it, then they should have showed a judge praising the way she put the two prints together.    As it was, the win just came out of nowhere.

    Viktor’s dress was one of my favorite things ever shown on Project Runway.  Yes, I really liked it that much.

  • Anonymous

    I did not think Anya deserved to win this time and I’m forced to look a bit askance at them that she did. The dress is nice enough and I think she mixed the prints well, but I just don’t think it was the winning look.

    Bryce’s was the weakest on the team, but it wasn’t a terrible entry by any means.

    Olivier’s jacket was nice, but overpraised. This is hardly the first time that judges have praised the construction of something with construction issues – they do it so often and I remain confused by it – but that was taken to new heights of hyperbole. Perhaps Michael Kors was just happy it wasn’t glued together.

    Anthony’s is cute, I was surprised that the judges mostly seemed to ignore it. The overall direction of the team seemed to come from Anthony, too – though that of course included the styling mistakes.

    Viktor’s was the best look of this team, but I think you’re right about the lack of a computer generated print on cheap fabric being a mistake (and what a weird, bizarro-world challenge it is for that to be true).

  • Anonymous

    I think the models don’t do any of the outfits any favors. They are the meanest craziest looking girls I have seen on PR. 

    Product placement seems to be taking over the series too. From Heidi to HP.  I am beginning to wonder about PR, has it
    run out of steam?

    • Anonymous

      I completely agree on the models.  I’ve commented on them before, too – as a whole they don’t walk well and don’t bring much of anything to the runway.  One wonders if they’ve been asked to tone it down, since the designers seem stuck with who they have and don’t have the opportunity to try to get one of the better models. Hence, the models are all shooting for – and achieving – mediocrity.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, good point, I think this is the first season where they don’t have the designers pick their models from a line up.
        Mediocrity indeed!  And worse.  If they werked (as they say) the runway more the designs may look a
        little better. At least if the models make you think they are wearing something excellent it may come across.
        These models this year are at the bottom of the pit. I am waiting for one to pull out a switchblade.

  • http://twitter.com/CestmoiLola CestmoiLola

    Yea! My headache from watching this episode finally went away! One thing that I’ve forgotten – if Heidi was the holder of the black velvet bag, then why were team members choosing who would be next on board? Just announce who gets to choose first and be done with it.

    As for team Tranquility Base, it was nice to see a good example of teamwork for a change. Even when Anthony stepped in to make sure Precious Moments got his pants finished, it worked. Even in team Drama Vortex would never had happen (and the producer’s wouldn’t have passed that opportunity by), they would still be rated very high in being able to work and play well with others. I don’t think I’ve seen that kind of cooperation since Jay’s team in Season 1 during the rock ‘n’ roll challenge. And the clothes, while not perfect, reflected that.

    I think Bryce chose Anya because he had already taken such a hit from the judges about his clothes and choices. He didn’t say ‘me too’ because he couldn’t defend that his was the best after Duchess ripped into him.

    I’m going to have to skip the next episode. Team Drama Vortex made my blood pressure spike, and I don’t need that happening again when this next trainwreck of a challenge is to design clothes (make a pretty dress!) for women, whose preferences are chosen by their spouses or sig. others, and someone starts freaking out because he’s never designed for a woman who is not a size 2 or less. This next episode is tailor made by the producers to piss someone off (ladies fighting with husbands like couples on The Newlywed Game, ladies who are DDs, and the whole deal about designers who can’t design for ‘real’ women). I think the teaser is specifically developed to generate internet traffic and viewer outrage. AND I WON’T HAVE IT, PRODUCERS! I. WILL. NOT. HAVE. IT! 

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

      why can’t they have the challenge just to design for these guys themselves?  Menswear would do this sour group a lot of good! 

      • Anonymous

         In the auditions a large number ofthe contestants than usual did menswear.  I don’t recall which one (and which are left)  One was Olivierrereireii, right?   That would make a pretty unlevel playing field

  • vmcdanie

    The styling of individual looks taken out of context might not be appealing but they had an idea of going from more chaotic to less so the models grew more polished. From that viewpoint, I didn’t mind the styling. Anthony’s model doesn’t really look that crazy.

    All of these looks were cute although none really wowed me. I thought it was kind of random when they gave it to Anya (even though I liked her look the best) but at least she was deserving.

    These team challenges are clearly just a sluggard producer’s way to provide drama, not to spur new heights of creativity through collaboration.  Please no more of these this season-this is the third fucking one. When they keep announcing yet another team challenge, I now just feel sorry for everyone on my teevee (except Josh of course who I pretty much just want to cock punch anymore.)

  • Mariah J

    When they first get the printed fabric back I think you can tell that it’s poor quality. Thats why all the pants this episode look so freaking bad. I’m really glad Viktor and Anthony painted their own prints, if you’re going to do the “HP make your own print” episode you need to give better fabric choices.

  • Mariah J

    When they first get the printed fabric back I think you can tell that it’s poor quality. Thats why all the pants this episode look so freaking bad. I’m really glad Viktor and Anthony painted their own prints, if you’re going to do the “HP make your own print” episode you need to give better fabric choices.

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

    TLo’s favorite designer said that he/she got the jokes — does not necessarily mean that the jokes that were referenced were about that particular designer.  It could have been someone saying how funny the jokes about Josh were because he’s totally like that!

  • fragileindustries

    If I were judging solely from the screen shots here and the expressions on the model’s faces, Anya won because hers was the only model that did not look like a chronic depressive off her meds.  That’s not quite a smile on her face, but the Zoloft is kicking in.  Victor’s model is just about to find the AK-47 and go postal.  Blank-faced is one thing, but sullen fury is unattractive.

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

      Viktor’s model freaks me out. She’s the only one I can remember from week to week, but it’s because she always looks like she’s going to punch someone out for making her get off the couch and leave the house.

  • Anonymous

    I’m suspicious that Anya happened to land on a team comprised of ‘her’ adoring gays, with no other bitch to compete with.  It was a little too perfect for the Queen Bee, don’t you think? 

    • BuffaloBarbara

      For heaven’s sake, Anthony Ryan chose her, she chose the next one (don’t remember the order), and bam, there’s a team.  There is NOTHING WHATSOEVER suspicious about that–it seemed to be people who liked one another picking each other, which, it would seem, led to people who liked each other being on the same team.

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

        Agreed. There are things to be suspicious of this season, but Anya ending up on that particular team is not one of them.

      • Anonymous

        Unless it comes down to the people you don’t like, for heaven’s sake, as it did for the other team.

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

        Yeah, people who like each other usually pick each other.  It just so happened that Josh ended up with 2 people he didn’t like. 

    • Anonymous

      Am I the only one who thinks there was only one button in that bag when it came time to see who got to be the non-leader for the 2nd team? There is no way that Josh was a random pick. They were looking for more drama with that one.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1663121863 Donna DeVore Metler

        I agree 100%.By making Josh the 2nd team, they assured that Josh would be stuck with either Bert or Becky, knowing one of those two would be the last picked-so therefore there would be more good for TV drama.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I liked Viktor’s and Anya’s–nice as Anthony Ryan is, that pussy bow and constricting neckline killed the look for me.  I felt like the model was being garrotted.  Plus, all pussy bows need to be thrown into a bonfire, stat.  I couldn’t get past that.  (I’m not sure what was so offensive about the model’s hair–it looked at least a little alive, unlike Olivier’s or Viktor’s models.  I don’t get that weird fashion of trying to force hair down into nonexistence.)

    Olivier’s jacket was a nice idea.  Older, but nice.  The model, however, needed both a bra and a shirt.  The jacket-without-shirt look is just silly, especially when it’s obviously tailored and business-like.  As it was, it looked like the part of the jacket where her boobs were meant to be was empty, and her boobs were at the place meant for her lower ribcage.

    Bryce–the shorts were cuter than I thought watching, but since the only thing the top matched was AR’s pussy bow (which I was trying very hard to pretend away), it seemed incongruous with the rest of the collection.

    Anya did a nice job mixing the HP prints, and her idea for the video gave the show itself a nice look, plus she got Bryce’s vote.  It seems a fair win.

    Viktor made a beautiful gown, a real showstopper.  As simply a piece, it was hands-down the best on the runway.  I’m not sure it was the best at answering all of the challenge requirements, but it was darned good.

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

      I agree completely, I think Viktor’s gown was the most beautiful thing to come down the runway this season — the most memorable thing in a GOOD way.  There have been so many bad looks this year!  

      And I’ll help you start that pussy bow bonfire, immediately!!

      • Anonymous

        Honey, just say where and when, I’ll bet many of us will show up with matches!

  • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

    I liked Viktor’s look the best. Anya’s was okay but his was better.

  • Toto Maya

    Is it just me, or does Anthony use the same silhouette all the time? He’s used that same basic look for several challenges now. At least he didn’t bust out the glue gun this time.

    Viktor should have won. His gown was lovely, the back was stunning.

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

    That’s what I’ve always hated about this challenge: the stiff cotton fabric that would never be used for actual clothing.

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

    That’s what I’ve always hated about this challenge: the stiff cotton fabric that would never be used for actual clothing.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    FWIW, the fabric looks bad on the TV screen, too.  I’m sure the point is just to see if they have the graphic imagination to create prints, but the fabric they create them on… I think their pajamas were made of better stuff.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like Oliver was in charge of all the styling on this team. ick.
    But I did like the looks. They did a great job and best of all, this challenge brought out the best in some of them which you don’t always see when they are panicking on their own trying to make an outfit in 2 hours and twenty minutes.

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

      I believe Anthony Ryan actually suggested this styling.  Olivier was too immersed in his jacket.

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

    I felt that this week Anya was being a bit of a ‘stealth bitch’ towards the other team – ganging up with Laura on Becky in the lunchroom, saying stuff like “it’s not my place to criticise someone who’s not on my team, but here I go anyway..”, and as soon as Becky became defensive, saying “well, it’s none of my business” and excusing herself. That felt like a real mean girl thing to do, egging on Laura to jump on Becky and not take any of the responsibility.

  • Anonymous

     Since all the designers but Bryce voted for themselves, we can thank him for giving her the win. That’s more than a little lame.

    That’s a lot lame. What do we need judges for? Just let the designers vote the winner and loser each week.
    Can’t wait to hear all about the party.

  • Anonymous

    Anya is fine as long as she is designing and making any top or dress that has a deep, deep V-neck and no sleeves.  In other words, great beach/party clothes for a summer or resort holiday.  She’s going to milk that “I just learned how to sew 4 months ago” gimmick until or unless the judges actually push her.

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

    if they really wanna do team challenges, they need to do what a competent teacher would do in a classroom that is clearly nastily divided: pick the teams themselves. then again, they like the nasty division. which is why i’ve stopped watching, i dont need to watch that. & after seeing what the final collections look like there is no other purpose in watching it anyway.

    • Anonymous

      I think that’s why I liked PRAus 2 so much, most of the cast got along really well, and people who tried to create drama were somewhat diminished due to the general camaraderie being more entertaining. A crew that basically likes each other can be much more entertaining than a crew where everyone hates each other, because they’re comfortable being light bitches knowing nobody is really going to be offended. Kinda like how you can get barbs in with your friends, but with someone you don’t like you’re not going to be as comfortable saying the same thing. Fun is more fun than drama, in real life and on the TV screen.

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

        i agree.

        i think theyve made a real mistake by emphasizing the rottenest behaviors of a crew largely composed of not the most likeable people. it’s a lot more interesting, entertaining, gripping, what have you to watch people you want to see succeed do better & better work every week. this time we’re getting stuffed into a wormhole where most of us wait for people who we cant stand whose work is barely passable, to get thrown out. i guess it’s like survivor. but i didnt watch that & i dont watch this to watch that, if that makes any sense. &, to that end, for now i’m not watching this at all.

      • Anonymous

        I completely agree – with both of you. An hour of people fighting (followed by an unmemorable fashion show – which is apparently secondary in this show about fashion) is not my idea of enjoyable television. When there’s camaraderie, it tends to elevate their work – when there’s conflict, it tends to diminish it. I want to watch talented, creative people being talented and creative – and I want to be happy for them when they succeed.

        And, I agree, about PRAus 2. It was fantastic and had a wonderful cast: incredibly talented designers* who for the most part liked and respected each other. I still remember how the finalists were genuinely thrilled to meet again for the finale.

        * I think the Victoria Market challenge is one of the best unconventional materials challenges in any edition of PR.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, the main problem I have with the “make your own textile” challenge is that the fabric looks horribly cheap. 

  • Anonymous

    Viktor was robbed but Anthony was a close second.  I do agree about the styling.  WTF? 

  • Allison Narver

    I’ve been following your blog since the start.  I love you both more than ever.  I continue to watch PR in it’s current skanky incarnation because I live to read what you’ll say the next day.

    Call me your stupid fawning fool but I remain,

    Your stupid, fawning fool.

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

    I think Anya won because she used more prints than any of the other designers on her team, and did it beautifully. That being said, my favorite look was Viktor’s, but what the hell is up with his model?  She just looks really angry all the time — is it a runway personal thing?  It just makes he look unpleasant and nasty.  She’s not helping to sell the dress at all.

    And I HATE that wimpy little bow on Anthony Ryan’s garment — I think TLo refers to them as pussy bows.  It reminds me of a terrible 1980s secretarial look.  Yuck.

    • Anonymous

      I think Anya won because she used more prints than any of the other designers on her team,

      How do you figure?  She used two prints, as did both Anthony and Bryce.

      • Anonymous

        Lilithcat, Darling may perhaps are you changing your argument to me: “It’s not that she used two different prints.  It’s which different prints and how she used them.  Compare hers to Bryce’s and you can see that her choice was subtler, and the prints work better together.”?!
        It’s alright if, that’s the case I’m just wondering…

  • Anonymous

    I thought Bryce’s look was really cute! Didn’t they drag him through the mud for it?

  • Now I am The Bee

    I am trying SO HARD to not look at the final collections until I know who the winner is. It’s getting difficult….
    Anyway–I liked most of the stuff in this collection.  I thought Bryces shorts worked out very well with the prints he used, and looked cute with that colorful top. 
     Also loved Viktor’s dress.  Wasn’t the print on his bodice (and Anthony’s skirt) pretty much the same print as Anya used, except they magnified the motifs?  That was the chaos part, no?  The inkblot? 

    I was wondering, TLo, if the mood was a bit somber during the fashion shows this year with all the 9/11 anniversary events going on.  Seems as though the whole city was in lower Manhattan yesterday….

  • Anonymous

    It was hilarious when the judges said that they’d never seen these prints before — that checkerboard?  And the scribbles?  Sheesh.

  • A DK

    Every time the judges say “Who do YOU think should win?” (or “Who do YOU think should go home?”) I say “Do your *^%$ing JOB, judges!” to the TV. My husband is growing the tiniest bit weary of this.

  • Anonymous

    It’s weird to think that PR contestants could be reading what you say about them, and even what people in the comments say about them.

    And yeah I really like Bryce’s look. It’s really cute. But maybe I’m just a mall rat, or whatever their complaint was. Bryce makes clothes for the hipster/edgy late teens crowd. I mean, he is one, so why wouldn’t he design for it. I doubt he’ll last but I would wear his clothes in any heartbeat.

    Dear Bryce,
    Send me some clothes

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I’m not sure that Olivier’s jacket was the most amazing tailoring ever in the history of Project Runway, or whatever it was the Duchess claimed. Seth Aaron and Jillian turned out some far more impressive pieces, in my opinion.

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

    I was starting to wonder about the talent of the designers this season, but here it is. Yay! The poor styling of the models is a distraction though.. :/

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

    PS. I had a jacket just like Olivier’s in 1982. True.

    • Anonymous

      Everything old is new again! 

  • Anonymous

    Anya : OK dress. Nothing to be wowed about. Whatever. As for herself, the girl as an ego the size of an solar system. She’s so over herself. And remember when you said there was no clear teacher pet this season, I strongly disagree : Anya is clearly Heidi’s pet designer this season. She’s all “look, she’s a beaty queen, AND a designer. Exactly like me. See ? Michael ? Nina ? I haven’t attended fashion schools or studied in Paris but me and that girl we show you we can be as successfull as you. Ah !”
    So I’m a little over the amount of praise she get from the judges. I still don’t buy the “I learned to saw 3 months ago and to design the month before”. Or there is a looooot more of hotglue gun involved than what is shown. So congratulation for the win. I guess ?
    Brice : outfit as bland as your personnality, sweetie. Sorry about that. The back of the top is nice but the short… Well, it’s a printed short. Yuck.
    Olivier : Oh, you managed to make a perfectly nice and unhealthy thin model look big all over. And you got praised for that. Oh dear. The jacket is a couldavebeen-shoudavebeen. The pants… Oh DEAR, look how large her hips and bottoms looks !
    Anthony Ryan : well, collectively, I hate the prints used by that team. So the top, to me, looks silly. The skirt is cute, though I can’t picture a real size woman in it. Too difficult to pull of (but well, aren’t we all coveting that kind of skirts, try them and sadly put them back on the rack with a last, loving look)
    Viktor : in a couple of challenges you managed to earn some design love from me. trust me, it’s a big deal. Lovely dress, I’m impressed. I didn’t think you had it into you. As far I’m concerned, you’re a contender for the top three (and as I’m beginning to watch episode 8, I fear you will be eliminated).

  • jj ww

    is it just me, or does Viktor’s dress remind me of Jason Wu?