PR: Winner & Auf’ee

Posted on September 09, 2011

WOW!

How about THAT episode, kittens? With the fighting and the sewing and the crying? And that ONE dress! What were they THINKING? Oh, and that Josh. You just want to throw him off a pier, don’t you? Why, when he said that thing to that other designer and then he went behind their back and said that OTHER thing! What a BITCH!

Okay, we still haven’t seen the episode yet.

But we did get to watch Oscar de la Renta sing with a mariachi band and then have Sarah Jessica Parker show up to hug her support for him, so there’s that. Also, Marisa Berenson at the Donna Karan store. That was fun. Especially since we can’t look at her without uttering, “Der plegma. Dat comes in der tubes.” And if you don’t get that reference, shame on you.

So, yeah. We missed an episode of Project Runway just so we could gawk at fashion luminaries in person. Sue us. You would too.

So congratulations Anya! We have no idea why this rather boring look won. You tell us, kittens. Were all the other entries destroyed by fire or something? We don’t get it.

It’s not bad at all. The print is pretty fabulous and we love the cap sleeves and twisted leather belt. It’s chic and very wearable. It just doesn’t look like a design competition winner to us.

And a sad sayonara to Becky, who was apparently the can in a designer game of Kick the Can this season. Again, we can’t really compare this to any of the other entries, but we will say, it’s kind of dreary-looking.

The top half looks like cheap office wear and has no real design elements to speak of, as far as we can see. It’s as plain as plain gets.

And while the skirt is admittedly kind of cute, it’s also kind of – no, VERY – Stephen Sprouse from about 25 years ago, right down to the “font.” It’s not that graffiti-style prints can’t ever be done because some other designer is well known for them; it’s just that this print really does look like an exact ripoff of Sprouse’s (pun kind of intended) signature style. We suppose she wasn’t solely responsible for the print design, though. We have no idea what bullshit the judging panel spewed to justify their decision this week (which is quite refreshing, actually), but unless there were g-strings and chicken feathers walking that runway, we can easily see how this placed on the bottom.

But these are just initial impressions based on almost no information at all. We’re going to watch the episode at some point tonight and we’ll be slinging the bitchery first thing tomorrow morning. For now, you can vent about how much you hate Josh. That never gets old. Also, we are, at this very moment, heading off to Lincoln Center to see the 42 collections from the remaining designers, at least 3 of whom are finalists and one of whom will be declared the winner of Project Runway by this afternoon. Of course we don’t get to find out who until the finale actually airs, but check our tweets obsessively this morning because we’re going to tweet the shit out of all 64 collections, or until our thumbs fall off, whichever comes first.

And then check back later when we’ll have all the pictures of all the pieces from all 112 collections. We’ll also be throwing up (bad choice of words) several posts on some of the Fashion Week collections we’ve seen so far and maybe a couple posts about celebrities wearing clothes we don’t approve of. In other words, a typical day here at TLo International Style Luminaries, International.

Now go ahead and bitch to your heart’s content. We’ll have FAR more to say once we’ve seen the episode.

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  • Anonymous

    I can’t freaking believe that Viktor’s dress didn’t win, when that his the runway, I said “WOW” out loud.  Then again when she turned around.  That dress was AMAZING!  I thought this one was very nice, but it wasn’t WOW.

    Becky by far deserved the auf.  This was the worst on the runway.

    • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

      Agreed!  That Viktor makes one helluva dress.

      Although for a bit I was almost certain that “Olivieier” was going to win when Nina said, “THAT’S the jacket I want!”

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bonnie-Mulligan/1801443025 Bonnie Mulligan

        Perhaps they couldn’t decide between Viktor and Olivieierieier so they defaulted to Anya’s cute but hardly amazing dress.
        Oliviereere’s jacket was beautifully done, but those print pants were meh.  Loved Viktor’s gown-that’s definitely one of the better pieces this season.
        bitchybitchybitchy

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

          I assumed, when Anya won over Viktor and Olive Boy, that they were taking into account her group abilities – she was a calming voice, and after all, Bryce specifically named her as the one to win. Maybe that influenced the breaking of the tie.

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

            I believe the judges may have given it to Anya because as they said, “It was a print competition.” and Anya’s used more than one print effectively.

            Yeah, I know, bullshit.

            Victor and Olive boy also used print, and   and victors’s beautifully.

          • Anonymous

            It’s complete bullshit, because they were specifically told that they did not need to use a print in every look.  

          • Anonymous

            The last thing Nina said before they announced the winner was something like:  ”She really understands prints.”

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

            Not bullshit. 

            Oliver’s pants used the print and the judges only talked about the jacket, which was the real feature of the outfit. Anya’s dress featured 2 fabrics, so it makes a better use of the fabrics as a whole. AND, go back to rate the runway and you’ll see that Viktor’s dress doesn’t have any of the fabrics that were made by the team. Yes, it has a print – made with paint on white fabric in the inkblot style that Anthony Ryan suggested. 

            That’s why Anya gets the win.

          • Anonymous

            The competition also included making a complete runway presentation, and didn’t Anya have the brilliant idea to fragment the video images, kaleidescope style? Plus, she did use two of the prints they created, instead of just one made on the fly. The design itself is kind of a snooze but she hit the most requirements.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            I think that was part of it.  Also that she came up with the video concept, and that, when they polled the team for winners, she was the only one who got two votes instead of just her own. It’s also possible that they took into account that the other two already had wins.

            I’d have given it to Viktor, personally.

      • Anonymous

        While Oliviueoer’s jacket was impeccably tailored, I actually thought the proportions were off. It seemed like it could have been a skosh longer. Perhaps the hideousity of the print pants threw off the proportions of the jacket.

        • Anonymous

          I suspect the final choice was between Anya and Victor — because of past efforts. Both of them produced great designs last night — Victor especially — and they’ve both produced great efforts in past shows. Precious Moments tailored a nice jacket last night (BFD- it’s not Project Tailor), but has produced mostly crap up to this point. And even if the jacket was well tailored, it wasn’t especially amazingly designed, didn’t use the print itself and was paired with some fairly standard pants, that I don’t think he even had much to do with making.

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

          Not to rain on Olivier’s jacket parade, but I had one just like it in 1983.

    • Anonymous

      I really loved Victor’s dress, but I felt his Rorshach blots were the least effective and veering off into cow print territory. But it was a lovely dress.

      • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

        I think they gave it to Anya because 2 members of the team voted for her.  Bryce and herself.  Nothing else makes sense.  It’s a cute dress, but Viktor’s was better and Olivieier’s jacket was to DIE

        • http://profiles.google.com/alison.sigman Alison Sigman

          Olivierier’s (or w/e) jacket WAS fabulous, and I’ll give him that, but those pants were horrible, and the complete look was really drab looking so I’m glad he didn’t win. I wish it would have been Vicktor, but at the begining when Anya was like “I haven’t won yet” I knew she would get it.

          • Anonymous

            I agree… the jacket was good, but it looked as if the model was wearing her pajama bottoms with it… did not understand the love!!

          • Anonymous

            She’s so full of crap.  On the runway she said something about how she was proud of having sewn it.  Again with the “I only learned to so 5 minutes ago” baloney.  Ugh.

            I LOVED Victor’s dress.  Definitely one of my favorite PR looks ever.

            Olvr’s jacket was great, but I don’t think it went with the pants.
             

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Yeah, I still question the “I just learned to sew” thing.  I think Anya is a player of epic proportions.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I really don’t trust that girl. She seems really two-faced.

          • Anonymous

            Gasp! Just learned that Anya has a sex-tape! Celebrity-in-the-making indeed!

            http://gawker.com/5407261/guy-everyone-thought-had-sex-with-two-miss-universes-says-he-is-the-victim-here

          • Anonymous

            Too bad Miss Clinique doesn’t have one: a solo using a cucumber while she throws a wild tantrum screaming, cursing, crying, clutching pearls….all while wearing those high heels. ; )

          • Now I am The Bee

            Wow no kidding!  But, really, are there any Miss Universe contestants out there who don’t have a sex tape? 

          • Anonymous

            So smart to lower expectations by claiming to be less skilled than you really are, just like poker and pool hustlers!

          • Anonymous

            So smart to lower expectations by claiming to be less skilled than you really are, just like poker and pool hustlers!

          • Nancy Snyder

            well, someone else did do the sleeves.  so all she showed was a basic tank dress which I can believe, though I’ve only sewn curtains so what do I know. 

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

            If you look closely at Anya’s dress, you can see that she used two different prints.  One was round cutouts on the sides…not easy to sew and make them lie smoothly.  She also did some special cutting and matching with the print in the bodice area, so that the print goes down diagonally and meets in a point a few inches above the belt line.  It looks like a basic tank dress….but it isn’t.  Still…Viktor wuz robbed.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

            The prints and the way the pockets were made. I was impressed with her incorporation of the pockets.

          • Kathleen Gillies

            She didn’t impeccably match anything.  The bodice and skirt are seamed at the waist and the bodice has a deep yoke seamed across. She cut the fabric on the fold and sewed princess seams.  Hardly mad skillz.  The print did the heavy lifting.

          • Anonymous

            I really, really love how you spelled Olvr’s name here.

        • Anonymous

          Part of the challenge was to feature the HP-created textile prominently in three garments. Victor hand painted the pattern used in the front of his dress and Olivier’s jacket didn’t include any of the textile. I think Anya won by default.

      • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

        I think they gave it to Anya because 2 members of the team voted for her.  Bryce and herself.  Nothing else makes sense.  It’s a cute dress, but Viktor’s was better and Olivieier’s jacket was to DIE

    • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

      SAME! When that dress came down the runway, i squealed so loudly, which I haven’t done all season.

    • Anonymous

      I LOVED Viktor’s dress, too.  That was a big mistake that he didn’t win.  He’s doing so well.

    • Anonymous

      I LOVED Viktor’s dress, too.  That was a big mistake that he didn’t win.  He’s doing so well.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, Viktor’s being, rather stealthily, consistently VERY good. I get distracted by the hissing, but at the end of the day, on a runway full of shitty looks, Viktor’s are usually not just better, but positively good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Baskin-Searles/1576160020 Michael Baskin-Searles

      victors’s dress was FABULOUS!!! no questions asked!!!! It should have won!

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

      Viktor wuz robbed!  And Anya’s dress…meh, although it looks like it was cut really well.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, Viktor’s dress was fab. It was floating beautifully, the back was interesting. They couldn’t give it to him because he did not use the HPwhatever print, I guess, and it was, in the end of the day, the HPwhatever challenge. Anya’s dress was cute, I loved how she combined the prints. Olivierier’ s jacket, while perfectly tailored, was a bit off in terms of proportions and the color was kind of not working all that well for me with the print of the pants.

    • Anonymous

      I think they gave it to Anya because, when it comes down to it, the challenge was about using prints.  Anya paired together two very busy prints in a way that actually looks great.  The other team members’ garments were very good too, but their use of prints was perhaps not as effective.

  • Anonymous

    Well we don’t know why Anya won either. If you are going to watch this later, make sure you have a bottle of whiskey on hand. It will be a lot more fun if you take a swig every time someone says “Josh” or every time he’s on camera. Trust me, you’re going to need it. This show has not only jumped the shark, it has jumped the whole damned aquarium.

    • Anonymous

      No no! The drinking game is to drink every time someone says “HP Intel”! You’ll be on the floor before the first commercial break…

      • Anonymous

        HP Intel is when you do the chaser.

      • Anonymous

        LOLOLOL ~ omg bunim-murray couldn’t be more hamfisted with their sponsors, huh?  it’s laughable.

        • Anonymous

          It’s not just Bunim-Murray, though; remember season five? when they had to make clothes out of whatever the hell car it was that was being hawked? Product placement hamfistedness seems to be a hallmark of all producers.

      • Toto Maya

        Don’t forget to drink from your HP Intel keg that HP Intel kindly donated, which reminds me, I would like to thank the folks at HP Intel for supplying us with this HP Intel drinking game.

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

          Man, I’m not sure we even needed a drinking game. This episode, all by itself, made me want to drink.

      • Julia T

        better yet–drink every time someone says “cohesion” or “cohesive”. 
        most appallingly overused word of the episode. 

  • Anonymous

     I don’t understand the cocktail win, either (I thought Viktor’s dress would win) but I definitely get the auf for Becky. She has been resting on the bottom all season, and seems to give up too easily.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, she hasn’t been resting in the bottom all season.  She was solidly in the middle and had the win for the dreaded “Dress Nina” challenge.  She just didn’t have the people skills to navigate the team challenges and stand up to bullies & bitches.

      • Anonymous

        Didn’t Kimberly win the Dress Nina?

        • Anonymous

          Yes.

          • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

            but she and Kimberly were a team on that one.

          • Anonymous

            They were actually team on the stilts one. I actually liked Becky’s dress for the Dress Nina challenge though.

            I know Becky’s strength is supposedly in her jackets, but except for her linings, I just don’t like any of them at all. And I’m normally a huge fan of quirky jackets. I could almost look past the strange shapes colliding together, but those slits for the elbows? Sometimes I think she has a little of Josh M in her, in that she’ll try to throw in these random elements that just don’t need to be there.

          • Anonymous

            Dress Nina was not a team challenge. Kimberly and Becky were a team for the Stilts Challenge. Kimberley won Dress Nina, Becky was in the top.

          • Anonymous

            Dress Nina was not a team challenge. Kimberly and Becky were a team for the Stilts Challenge. Kimberley won Dress Nina, Becky was in the top.

          • Anonymous

            No. Becky was in the middle. But I really liked her effort.

        • Anonymous

          You are absolutely correct, my bad.   I think all the Josh & Co. drama draws attention away from the actual winners and other designers.  A shame really……

          • Anonymous

            That’s so true.

        • Anonymous

          You are absolutely correct, my bad.   I think all the Josh & Co. drama draws attention away from the actual winners and other designers.  A shame really……

  • Anonymous

    Anya’s dress got very little mention by the judges, so I was really surprised when she won. They raved about Olivier’s jacket and Victor’s dress, although I thought the jacket had some fit issues. But how Anya moved to first place is not clear to me. It worked in the collection but was by no means a standout.

    • margaret meyers

      The model’s breasts were flopping around under that jacket.  It was beautifully cut, but it was also kinda boring.  Viktor’s gown was one of the first garments this year that I was really enthusiastic about.

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        The boob factor was my problem with Oliviere’s jacket. I’m like Heidi; I’m obsessed with boobs. I like to see them in place and not running around under someone’s clothes.

        • Anonymous

          The poor woman with the double-Ds next week is going to be in trouble.

  • Anonymous

    “Tlo said: We have no idea why this rather boring look won. You tell us, kittens.”

    It was in the script.

    –GothamTomato

    • margaret meyers

      Indded.  I think the judges wanted to avoid marking a favorite and so they gave another person their first win.  Anya really played the boys on her team — you could see how thrilled she was to be the only girl.  That way she’s extra special.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you! I am so glad I wasn’t the only one rolling my eyes at that!

      • Anonymous

        you know, this is a great point and something i didn’t notice right off…  but now rewatching the beginning of the episode, she’s thrilled that she’ll be able to manipulate the shit out of them.  b/c let’s be real:  anya’s dubious charms work just as well on gay men as they do on straight.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

      Oh, you could so tell she was going to win.  Shame, too – not because of her dress being ugly, but Viktor’s was gorgeous.

      My husband, who hates the show with a white hot passion, came down a little early and watched the auf’ing.  I still talk to him about it, but he listens under duress.  He’s like -”Bye bye, Bert.”  I said – nope – Heidi likes him.  It’s getting so easy to predict the week before what’s going to happen.So, next week’s script has Bryce going home, right?

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

        We thought Bryce was going home this week….  But I think you’re right.

      • Anonymous

        I loved Viktor’s dress. He should have won.

  • Anonymous

    Anya won because when Heidi asked the stupid, “Who was the best on your team?” question, everyone but Bryce said themselves, and Bryce said Anya, so she got two votes.  If I recall correctly, Viktor did her sleeves, and she did Olivier’s horrid pants.

    Josh created the print for Becky’s skirt.  He’s a poophead.  That’s all I can muster.

    • http://twitter.com/polevaulter94 Renee Alexander

      To be fair, I don’t think any of the prints they made would have made that skirt any better.

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

        The problem wasn’t the fabric, it was the SKIRT. I don’t understand why they never see that. Certainly not the first time something like that has happened.

        • Anonymous

          I absolutely agree.  This is a competition where designers run around up to the very last minute to finish their designs.  No one should ever, EVER have time to make THREE skirts.  If you have time to make three skirts, you didn’t design anything special.

          • Anonymous

            She;s just too practical.   She was making office wear, and because the prints were so loud, keeping it simple.  It seems boring, but anyone who wears that outfit to most offices nationwide would look really kicky.  Not the best idea to design for a design competition, but the most saleable for feeling she had to not only use but showcase one of the loud prints.  I understand her.  Showcasing the others’ prints was her idea of being a real team-player, when Laura & Kimberly were distancing themselves.  Becky’s not one to claw her way to the top climbing over everyone else to get there.  You don’t get ahead being a team player when no one else on the team is. 

            All that said, it’s just as well it was Becky or Bryce aufed this week.  someone’s gotta go.  Just hate to see the kind of behavior being rewarded.  That’s life in a nutshell.

        • Anonymous

          I absolutely agree.  This is a competition where designers run around up to the very last minute to finish their designs.  No one should ever, EVER have time to make THREE skirts.  If you have time to make three skirts, you didn’t design anything special.

    • Anonymous

      Not only did Josh create the hated “cancelled crotch” print for Becky’s skirt, Laura created the print for the first skirt that Laura herself complained about and nixed.  Talk about setting up someone to fail! 

      Then Becky created the gears print that she didn’t get to use that the judges gave the most credit to, like the most, or hated the least.

  • Anonymous

    “Tlo said: And while the skirt is admittedly kind of cute, it’s also kind of – no, VERY – Stephen Sprouse from about 25 years ago, right down to the “font.””

    Yep. And this was actually Josh’s best (most current) idea. His other idea was 35 years old — an all-female Village People.

    –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      Far be it from me to ever poke fun at someone losing their mother, but, hell fire, you know she’s been working that excuse for the last two years.  BM has certainly succeeded in ramping up the drama by keeping Josh around, but I can’t say that’s a good thing.  I don’t actually enjoy watching her sneer and cry. 

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

        probably been working it since the first inkling showed up that she was sick. i’m sure he didnt wait for her to die.

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

        Shit like his trotting out his mother all the time drives me crazy.  I mean, I never hated him all that much before, and I could give him a little pass on it from last week, but bringing it up again means he’s using it.  And with that, I’ve lost all use for him. 

        I can’t imagine ever bringing my dad up in a reality competition, let alone twice in two days. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bonnie-Mulligan/1801443025 Bonnie Mulligan

          Bunim/Murray has turned PR into “Mother, May I Run with Scissors?”…..they have really  ampedup the personal drama and confessions this season, and Josh seems so ready to play along, as he consistently comes across as a drama queen.
          bitchybitchybitchy 

          • Anonymous

            You know, you’re right! They have been showing way more confessionals than usual —- especially those including Miss Clinique.

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

          But how often did he mention it while they were working? I honestly don’t remember, but I think most of it was during talking head sessions, when the producers are going to bring it up, and badger him until he says something, or breaks down. I mean, I think he’s a bully and one of the biggest drama queens we’ve ever seen on this show, but we have no idea what his relationship was like with his mother. Some people never get over losing a parent.

          I’m not making excuses for his behavior. He was terrible, as he usually is, and his attack on Bert was over the top ridiculous. He needs to learn how to act in public. He’s not just the star of his own Broadway show. He’s living in the same world his fellow designers live in. But his breakdown seemed genuine to me, and I don’t doubt for a second that it happened because the producers wouldn’t let up on him.

          • Anonymous

            Okay, I can see that.  Like drawing-out questions on a therapist’s couch.
            But, yeah, still, no.

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

            Point taken. I totally get it.

            I think I said this the last time Josh went on a rampage, but he’d have to rescue a dozen babies and a litter of kittens from a fire to redeem himself. A trip to Lourdes wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

        • Anonymous

          Ouch, you guys are COLD. When my mother died, I couldn’t get out of bed for a week. My kids and I talk about her every day. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/gail.lucas Gail Lucas-Keller

        You could hear it in his Dad’s voice too – “Yes, Yes, Josh, you are sad.  So are the rest of us, which you don’t seem to have noticed.  How about you stop bugging me with your incessant drama crying and go do some work?”

        • Toto Maya

          Yeah, he sounded like he’d had that conversation about 50 million times before.

        • Toto Maya

          Yeah, he sounded like he’d had that conversation about 50 million times before.

      • Kathleen Gillies

        I just can’t take that whiney bitchy tone of voice he uses.  It makes me want to kick him in the face.

    • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

      He should have been auf’d just for the idea of the all-female Village People!

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I so wish they had let him bully them into doing the Village People collection.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It would have been entertaining, at least…

    • Anonymous

      I would have loved to hear the Korsatron’s comment on THAT! “She’s a female Village People construction worker disco ball!”

    • Anonymous

      she died and left him her PMS

      GT, you are the winner of the snark challenge.  That is the best line ever.

      • Anonymous

        So true. best line ever, and the only reasonably explanation for Josh’s heinous outburst on the first day. And – yes, his deceased mom’s birthday had to be a difficult day, but – it’s two years on from her passing, and totally losing your shit like that in such a nasty way – wow.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HY37OQ6GEB5IMWUREVZ2KE5HYA Norita

      I ALWAYS LOVE your comments!  Brilliant: she died and left him her PMS, or her tweezers, or something.

  • emel yazilitas

    honestly I did not get the win i got the out.
    .
    The biggest problem I had with this episode was the product placement. I know they got to pay the bill but you could start a drinking game and the code word would be HP intel. You would got drunk within the first 15 minutes.

    They could have been more subtle.

    • Anonymous

      The product placement was insane!  They even managed to get Betsey Johnson to spit out “HP – Intel”.  

      • Anonymous

        I always secretly hope the celebrities in situations like this (unless they’re an official company spokesperson) get a mystery bonus payment for saying the product name, or for making it more prominent in some flattering way.  The way doing certain acts, not always known to the player, get bonus points in a game.

        • emel yazilitas

          I know their getting paid even Tim was at it, I thought he had more class. I have nothing against product placement . Honestly I get it. |Otherwise tv shows would not get made. But this classless. It was weird.

          Honestly i am starting a drinking game next episode and every time HP gets on my screen I take a shot. Maybe this will project runway good again. I am gone try it.

          • Anonymous

            I wonder if subliminally I bought an HP laptop this year because of PR.  Then they got out of the business!

    • http://zombiecookie.dreamwidth.org/ zombiecookie

      What’s even more funny? HP’s changed in business strategy means that a lot of the products they placed aren’t really supported anymore. 

    • Erin Barclay

      My parents and I do it as a drinking game. Every time someone cries, every time there’s boobage, every time Tim says a catchphrase, and every time there’s a sponsor plug of any sort. We usually pick an episode-specific word (during the Nina Challenge it was “Plan B”). 

      Last night, I couldn’t drive home. 

  • MilaXX

    I like Anya’s entry. I think she did a nice job of mixing patterns and made a cute little dress. Thing is, I think Viktor or even Oliver made a better garment. I don’t dislike Anya. In fact I like her a lot. It’s just that I get the feeling that the judges want to award her just for being able to sew at all because she told them she had just learned to sew shortly before coming on the show.

    • Anonymous

      It’s just that I get the feeling that the judges want to award her just
      for being able to sew at all because she told them she had just learned
      to sew shortly before coming on the show.

      Which is just unbelievable.

      • jeneria

        I keep waiting for the scandalous expose by an ex boyfriend or friend or someone who comes forth and proves that Anya’s been sewing since junior high.

        Or, I keep hoping that someone finally comes forward and says “Anya didn’t show a bit of this, I did” because it’s very irritating how others do her work for her.

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

    I personally prefered Olivier’s jacket and Viktor’s gown, but I think Anya won because she did the best job with the prints — the dress looked great and used TWO prints.  

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

      Yeah, but it’s two black and white prints, I’d think those would be easier to match up compared to something with color. And quite honestly I had to scroll back up and look at the pictures to see the second print. It’s really not that noticeable.

      • Anonymous

        Though it could be argued (not sure that I’m arguing it, but it could be) that it’s not glaringly  noticeable because she integrated it into the design, therefore using it well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1231736053 Paula Roegge

      Anya got the idea from Alexander McQueen – so disappointed no one called her on it.

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

    Anya won because they were working her story arc — self taught designer can sew real goodly!!!!

    She did have the second-best look on the runway, I’ll give her that. The dress could go into production immediately, unlike some of the cracked-out ass that we saw.  Her win would have been totally acceptable if it weren’t for the fact that Victor’s gown was actually beautiful and far more worthy.  Olivier’s jacket did not give me the paroxysms of ecstasy that it did the judges.  Yeah, yeah, nice tailoring project, but I didn’t like the color or the design.  I guess they only scoff at “Project Seamstress,” “Project Tailor” is A-OK.

    Oh, and Josh is…oh, hell.   I can’t muster even snark for that bitch, his drama exhausted me too much.

    • Anonymous

      Good point about tailor vs. seamstress.  The judges like Olivier and Anya’s personal style and looks and seem to interpret everything they do favorably as a result.  I thought Bryce’s was worse than Becky.  He was really lucky that he was on the winning team.

      • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

        Right on about Bryce!

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

        Bryce has been lucky all season. I think, like Vincent, Suede, and Blayne [insert other appropriate names here], he could continue to skate through until they’re down to 5 designers.

        “Tailor vs. seamstress” kind of pissed me off. It’s not like Becky can’t tailor a jacket. She’s proven that she can.

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

          [Wendy, Jerrell, Michael Costello]

          • Anonymous

            Yup. Though in  contrast to Wendy, Michael, Vincent, etc. I thought Jerrell had the germ of an interesting aesthetic that he just never managed to execute well.  So I could believe that he was kept around an extra few shows in the hopes that he’d somehow get it together and make that look that seemed to be lurking somewhere just off stage right.

             

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

          [Wendy, Jerrell, Michael Costello]

  • Anonymous

    Beckywas auf’d too early, as she was a victim of the team challenges.  Had there been more individual challenges she would have at least stayed in the middle due to her considerable sewing skills and decent ideas when left to her own devices.  As it stands, she  pushed herself to the bottom of the pack by listening to the bullies and mean girls who threw her off her game.  I am not happy about this.  No-talent Bryce skates by again and the evil Disney Stepmother is justified by the outcome.

    • margaret meyers

      Deb, there have been an awful lot of team challenges up front.  I would have preferred more individual efforts.  Think how Mondo and Christian defined themselves by turning out distinctive clothes in individual challenges.  That said, for a group challenge this one gave the designer’s plenty of room to create a garment that reflected their personal style.  Josh’s stupid jacket was in keeping with other things he’s designed, and Bert’s sleekly fitted dress was certainly in his style.  Kimberly got a pass on what I thought was a really fugly ensemble that betrayed a flaw in her aesthetic, too.

      • Anonymous

        I couldn’t believe the lack of criticism for Kimberly’s outfit -  that as far as I was concerned was worse than Becky’s.  Yes, it had more “design” but it didn’t fit and it was pure ugliness.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          THANK you!!
          I thought that though Becky’s outfit was bland, it was at least wearable.  That crackerbarrel shiny skirt thing that Kimberly made was gawdawful.

          • Anonymous

            The fabric was “interesting,” but that silhouette she keeps repeating is jus so damned unflattering. Even on the models! No matter how fashionable (?) it is, it just reminds me of a deflated ass on backwards.

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

          she has a real fascination w/ puffball mushroom skirts. upside down toadstools, something. the rest of her stuff is okay. this particular thing i dont get, especially since she’s attached to it enough to repeat it. it’s not like it’s so generic it’s unmemorable– & it’s not like it’s unique in a good way, either.

        • Anonymous

          I think the lack of criticism stemmed from her very smart decision to stay the hell away from the prints.

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

          She wasn’t criticized… but Kors made it known that the judges are onto her. She didn’t make a great look, nor did she work to boost the other looks on her team. She didn’t use the fabrics, but didn’t contribute any (or stop the awful ones from being used). 
          The judges know and Kimberly knows that her clock is ticking. I could see her booted before Bryce if she doesn’t pull something fabulous out of her hat next week.

      • Anonymous

        I guess I neglected to say that I do think that Becky was the correct auf-ee last night.  If she had tuned out the noise perhaps she could have constructed something better, but as she didn’t I thought that her garments last night really were the worst of the group.  On the other hand…she did use the material (unlike Kimberly and Laura) and the ugliness of the prints were really out of her control. 

      • Anonymous

        I agree..way to many team challenges.  In all my years of watching reality tv–PR, Top Chef, etc, I’ve always found them kind of boring to watch (yes, even Restaurant Wars!). So my excitement level with PR has gone wayyyy down this season…I had it on last night but barely paid attention until the runway.

  • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

    The only was I could rationalize Anya’s win was that there were at least two team members who voted for her, herself and Bryce. Her outfit was cute but Viktor and Olivier’s were definitely better and more technically difficult to create. So sorry to see Becky go but she really should have stuck to her guns and designed an outfit in her own style. In the two team challenges she was in, the excuse was always the fact that Josh bullied her into making a shitty garment. She did a good job with a team challenge with Kimberly and on her own when she made the dress for Nina. She can make nice stuff. 

  • Anonymous

    I thought Becky’s jacket was sort of cool. The elbows were neat and the shape felt really modern to me, but the rest of it. I ahve to think if she’s used any other fabric, like Kimberley, maybe Bert and Josh would have been in the bottom 2. Anyhow, Josh is a horrific person and he makes me sad. 

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

      I like the jacket too. I would have liked to hear what the judges thought of it. If she had just put some detail on the top – an empire waist, or emphasized the natural waist, or… hell, I don’t know. Glued some clowns to it or something – she might have saved herself. Laura’s was, IMO, just as bad, especially with her weak-ass use of fabric by tying it around the hips (if that was an actual belt, I sure as hell couldn’t see it).

      I knew Becky wouldn’t make it to the end, but I really hated seeing her go before Josh. It feels like his goal was to drum her off the show, and he won.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OVXNXPV7G7KTLEAL7DECSLIE5A Amy

    At first I agreed that Anya’s dress was a little boring, and Viktor’s definitely was fabulous. A celebrity needs to wear that on the runway. However now that I get to see Anya’s dress up close with more time to look at it I see that she did some really great things with the seaming in front.  She made a new design out of their fabric pattern by running a seam down the middle and bringing in the sides.  And it followed her symmetrical idea of of the inkblot. She sort of made an inkblot of inkblots. She did it so impeccably that you can’t even tell there are seams there at first look. So she probably gets the win for the best use of the fabric, which was perhaps the point of the challenge.

    • Anonymous

      You are right about her seaming to bring in the sides, but also she used two of the designed fabrics together, one on the inside and one in the middle, which is really another version of the middle-panel dress that Nina has complained about and that someone is doing every week. http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-9/photos/designers/anya-ayoung-chee-episode-7#id=6
      Not that it’s not a cute dress–it is well sewn and the black cap sleeves are cute, but I was surprised this won over Olive Garden and Viktor’s looks, myself.

      • Anonymous

        And she didn’t even do the cap sleeves!  But I agree her’s fit the challenge best.

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

    When the “winning” collection walked down the only thing I could think was “I got it at Wal-Mart.”  It’s not even department store–it’s discount store!  I really thought that the jacket would save Becky and that Josh needed to go home!

    • Anonymous

      They barely mentioned the jacket (on the air anyway) because they didn’t want to have anything positive to say about Becky in order to justify the auf.  But I knew they would keep Clinque; he’s a monster and Becky is too normal a person for reality TV.

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

        Ah, Josh was NEVER in danger of going home.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I have to wonder–are there people who actually enjoy having that kind of contestant on, or are they just going by “Well,people talk about him the next day”?  Because I honestly enjoy the other characters more, and the “annoying irritant” character just annoys and irritates me.  I’ve taken to wandering out of range of the TV and checking my e-mail when Josh gets going, which means I miss all of their product placement.

          • Kelsey Kiefer

            I’m not going to lie – I do enjoy that kind of contestant, to an extent. I love a bit of drama from time to time.

            However, it has to come from the right person, and it can’t be over done. For example, Burt is not the right person. I’m so fucking done with him. Out, out, out! And Miss Clinique? Right person, but it’s gone WAYYY to far. It was enjoyable about 6 episodes ago. He can go, too.

  • Anonymous

    Loved Anya’s dress.  It’s very chic and commercial.  But Viktor’s gown was just in a different class – beautiful, sohpisticated, great use of the print.  He should have won.  But really, that entire team did a great job.  And Oliver’s jacket was pretty fab.

    I get that the print for Becky’s skirt is “referential” (and bad to boot) but of all the ugly on the runway from Team Nuts ‘n Bolts, hers  was the only thing that I could imagine any woman wearing.  Too bad they couldn’t have eliminated the entire team.

    • Anonymous

      Yes. This. I liked Becky’s outfit and also the clothes Becky herself wore throughout the season, too.  I’d probably buy a line of office wear from her, if I still had to go to an office ( which I don’t, thank goodness.  My office was like working on Team Nuts & Bolts).

  • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

    Well guys – Becky’s jacket had HOLES IN THE ELBOWS! That was the big design element that you can’t see from a front picture. Revolutionary stuff. 

    Anya’s dress looks like a jumper I could walk into Kohl’s right now and buy. Probably not from the JLo collection – but I’m sure it’s there. 

    And funny that you didn’t see the episode, yet you KNEW Josh was a horrible beast! He even made me feel bad for Bert! 

    Happy Watching!

    • Anonymous

      Not really holes–it was as if the cuff was attached to the front of the sleeve only, so when the elbow bent it stuck out and the sleeve folded a bit. I thought it was kind of a neat thing at first, but like those long sleeved tops and dresses of the early 90s with the shoulders out, and I have a feeling if it were to catch on it would go the same route and end up flooding Goodwills across the land in a matter of months.

  • http://twitter.com/keljokob Kelly Kobiela

    I’m not sure why Anya won, but Becky definitely had the most boring look. I would have given the win to Olivare. 

    • Anonymous

      “Olivare”! 

    • Anonymous

      “Olivare”! 

  • Anonymous

    Boy, was Viktor’s dress something!  As soon as we saw how it flowed from the back I said, “There’s the winner.”  Oliiueroiuaerver’s jacket was superb, but it’s ALL he did!  Anya had to make him some pants at zero hour.  I liked her dress a lot, but it was definitely 3rd place tonight.

  • Anonymous

    Anya for the win was a little baffling, they didn’t really go on and on about here in the delibirations portion, they did go ON & ON about Olivier & Vicktor, so I don’t know where Anya snuck in ahead. 
    Becky’s look was boring, granted, and the judges didn’t have the “advantage”(?) of seeing all of josh’s workroom antics/torture.  Still…… so wish he had been aufed.  That man is toxic, he’s “manthrax”.

    • Anonymous

      Anya for the win was a little baffling, they didn’t really go on and on about here in the delibirations portion,

      Don’t forget, we have no idea what went on in the actual deliberations.  We see only a small portion of it, and only what the editors want us to see.  It wouldn’t surprise me if a great deal of time was spent talking with Anya, and the editors/producers decided to cut it all out just to make us wonder why Anya won.

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

        “ …and the editors/producers decided to cut it all out just to make us wonder why Anya won.”

        BINGO!

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

      The judges called him a bully, so they picked that up somewhere. People like Becky make me angry. Probably because I’m like her. I was dying for her to throw a fit and make something crazy. Instead it was a nice girls finish last moment. 

      • Anonymous

        “Probably because I’m like her.”   I’m with you.  I just can’t make it all about me. 

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I definitely didn’t  want her to throw a fit, because that’s tacky, but I wanted her to disdainfully ignore him and make something kickass while he sat around and moped.  People on this show need to learn the fine art of disdainfully ignoring the drama-mongers.

    • Anonymous

      Manthrax – ha!  And I’m sure that the judges see footage from the workroom.

  • http://www.gregmce.com Greg McE

    Anya won because she didn’t have a win yet — you guys said it yourself earlier when you mentioned that the judges/producers seem determined to not have an obvious one or two favorites that keep winning over and over again (a la Gretchen last season, for example). So seven episodes in, even with a contrived double-win, no one has won two challenges.

    Of course, now everyone left except for Bryce has won a challenge, so either he’ll have to pull off a miracle or we’ll finally get a second win for someone…

    • Anonymous

      Wait–I don’t think Josh has won one yet either, has he? He’s been in the top…

      ETA: Whoops, I forgot him “winning” for Anya’s dress in the Heidi Challenge.

  • Anonymous

    I actually sort of understood Josh for just a moment – which is why I thought perhaps he was getting the loser edit – I mean, I lost my mom four years ago and I still break down like that occasionally, especially around her birthday.  He still annoys the piss out of me though.

  • Anonymous

    I actually sort of understood Josh for just a moment – which is why I thought perhaps he was getting the loser edit – I mean, I lost my mom four years ago and I still break down like that occasionally, especially around her birthday.  He still annoys the piss out of me though.

    • Anonymous

      There’s breaking down over a death, and then there’s using it as an excuse to be a total bully and jerk.  I’m sorry, but once the immediacy of grief is past — like within a month — there’s just NO excuse for lashing out at other people.  Josh was just indulging his already strong tendency to steamroller over anybody he doesn’t like, which from what I can tell is anybody he decides is Not Worthy.  I really wish Becky had stood up to him; like most bullies, I suspect he would back down if confronted directly about his behavior.  But at this point he’s hopefully not long for the show in any case, so the sooner he leaves, the happier I’ll be!

      I also looked carefully at the seaming in Anya’s dress, and it’s a lot more intricate than it appears at first glance.  Not only does she create the widening Rorschach pattern in the front, but she also built pockets along the seams where the two fabrics meet, and blended the two fabrics so well that it took me a moment to even notice that it wasn’t just one fabric. And then the back of the dress was just adorable.  I honestly have no problem with her getting the win, even though Victor’s gown was also really lovely.  She’s definitely got a great eye for patterns; whether it’s as good as Uli’s remains to be seen, but this was certainly a great start. I don’t think she’s necessarily a snake; she just is more aware than a lot of the folks there what the elements of the game they’re playing is, and is a lot more careful not to make mistakes either with her fellow designers or with the judges.

      • Anonymous

        Your comments are pretty insightful.

      • Anonymous

        Well, I can’t stand Josh. Hate him.

        And his outburst has nothing to do with grief. That’s his basic personality. He is a bully.

        • Anonymous

          Well, yes, that was my point.  He was using his grief as an excuse to behave very, very badly.  I wasn’t suggesting that his behavior was in any way legitimized by his grief; far from it.  I will say that sometimes after a much-loved one has died, in the immediacy of grief people can act in very strange ways.  But the kind of self-indulgence that Josh shows in his little tantrums is anything but genuinely rooted in grief; it’s rooted in his own narcissism and deluded sense of self-importance.

          And I really wonder if he truly is so stupid that it hasn’t yet occurred to him that he’s just poisoned his chances of having a career in the fashion industry.  Can he really be that oblivious to the effects of his bad behavior?

          • Anonymous

            I can only assume he hasn’t had any real consequences for his behavior yet, but he knows (at least somewhat) that he’s coming off badly.  That’s why he made that incredibly disingenuous apology, hoping that everyone would forgive him.  Maybe those sort of tactics have worked with people around him in his life, but I think he’ll be surprised to realize that reality TV watchers don’t know him personally and don’t have any reason they have to love him except what they see on TV.  His overly dramatic apologies are far too little, far too late, in the reality TV world.

          • Anonymous

            Did we ever actually see the apology? Mine cut out right after he said, “I just want to say, to everybody…”

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

        She really does have a great eye for patterns! As soon as the fabrics came in, all I could think was “Wow, those are so ANYA.”
        Anya’s biggest asset is her brain.

      • Anonymous

        As a pastor, I will have to say that around “anniversary dates” even years after a loss, often people will react in an over the top way. That said, Josh is a bully. He just seemed to react beyond his usual bullyish self with no provocation whatsoever this episode, which is why it’s possible to believe that he may have actually been responding to his grief rather than putting on a show.

        I still would have chosen Viktor for the win. As someone said earlier, Bryce was lucky he was on the winning team, or he would have been the auf’ee this episode.

      • Anonymous

        As a pastor, I will have to say that around “anniversary dates” even years after a loss, often people will react in an over the top way. That said, Josh is a bully. He just seemed to react beyond his usual bullyish self with no provocation whatsoever this episode, which is why it’s possible to believe that he may have actually been responding to his grief rather than putting on a show.

        I still would have chosen Viktor for the win. As someone said earlier, Bryce was lucky he was on the winning team, or he would have been the auf’ee this episode.

  • Anonymous

    So, what’s the story with the models? Anya was using what once was Bert’s model (she is pretty fierce). Are the models randomly assigned each episode now? It’s funny that last season the show was overly focused on the models – they even had their own show – and now we hardly hear about them. Not that I mind. I thought that Models of the Runway show was painful.

    • Anonymous

      Based on the things I’ve seen I think they are still picking models at the end of each round, just like they did when they aired Models of the Runway. It’s just that they don’t show it. That’s how they have been occasionally switching models.

      • Anonymous

        Who has time to wedge in anything about the models with all this drama!  We hardly got to see construction of the garments!  That’s something else I miss, that little taste of the relationship between designer and model.

      • Anonymous

        Who has time to wedge in anything about the models with all this drama!  We hardly got to see construction of the garments!  That’s something else I miss, that little taste of the relationship between designer and model.

  • Anonymous

    So, what’s the story with the models? Anya was using what once was Bert’s model (she is pretty fierce). Are the models randomly assigned each episode now? It’s funny that last season the show was overly focused on the models – they even had their own show – and now we hardly hear about them. Not that I mind. I thought that Models of the Runway show was painful.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2B6U4UNVYIV5DLEG6Z24ALYOC4 Dan Alexander

    Olive didn’t use any of the print fabric in his jacket and those pants were practically scrubs pants. I feel sorry for Becky, it seemed like all her team mates only worried about themselves. Then they all stood around and laughed at Becky’s design!  Becky should have just said yes to all their request and made whatever the hell she wanted to make with that crappy print fabric! Bert’s dress was the biggest piece of crap ever! Vicktor’s dress looked very 90′s with the mesh top of the dress and the blot thing looked very Chic-fil-a cow print!

    • Anonymous

      Like I said before, Becky made the classic mistake many women do; they try too hard to get along – to be a nice girl. While certain others rose to the drama and competition, she shrunk in the face of it. I doubt that Josh, or most of the others, are more talented than she is, but being a nice girl gets you nowhere. If, the first time she even had to work with Josh, she just said, ‘Fuck you, I’m doing what I want’, and wasn’t so concerned about getting thrown under the bus on the runway, she might have lasted longer.

      Josh was partly responsible for her look, but he has a ruthless and delusional self-confidence that camouflages his lack of talent (at least in a reality show venue.) That’s why he’s still standing.

      Becky’s look was DULL, but I don’t think its simplicity means it was a worse design than Josh’s. His was only busier – but it wasn’t a better design.–GothamTomato

      • MilaXX

        I agree with this mostly. Becky seems to not know how to disagree and stand up for herself so she just folds. In this case it made her look like she was approval seeking and lacked confidence. I like her jacket, but it got lost among the bad skirt and throw away top.

        Like it or not Josh was the defacto leader of the group, even if it was only because his dramatics set the tone for how they functioned as a group. I won’t say his design was better than Becky’s, but it appeared more ambitious. Combine that with his horrible reality show personality and you can see why he’s still standing. Josh makes for good tv., or at least in the minds of BM he does.

        • Anonymous

          You know, if I were on this show and had to pick my team and it was down to Josh and Bert–OMG, I don’t know what I’d do. Probably go with Bert at this point.

          • Toto Maya

            I’d pick Bert. I have a feeling that Bert would behave much better if he wasn’t always picked last.

          • Toto Maya

            I’d pick Bert. I have a feeling that Bert would behave much better if he wasn’t always picked last.

        • Anonymous

          In my life (+30 years employed), I’ve met 2 people who are bullies like Josh. The first time – I was maybe 23 – I acted like Becky did during her first encounter with Josh. It was so startling that someone could be so irrational and hateful, and I didn’t know what to do, so I burst into tears.

          The second time, I was ready and acted mature, calm, and firm; I didn’t let her bully me, and it worked. Hopefully Becky at least has learned from this experience, because I’ll bet the fashion world is full of irrational people.

          • MilaXX

            Yep, you can’t reason with them and fighting just ends in a shouting match, but firmly and calmly standing up for yourself usually makes them back down or at least understand not to mess with you.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        In my fantasy world, Becky openly rolled her eyes at Josh, turned her back, and did exactly what she meant to do, ignoring the comments about the skirt as well, and concentrating on her jacket. Which should have lined with one of the horrible prints to keep it in her aesthetic and still meet the challenge.  Unfortunately, in the real world, she kept re-making the skirt instead of lining the jacket.  The others apparently learned early that it’s easy to make Becky second-guess herself.

        • Anonymous

          And in my fantasy world, Becky started singing a rousing rendition of “Uncle Fucker.”
           

        • Anonymous

          And in my fantasy world, Becky started singing a rousing rendition of “Uncle Fucker.”
           

      • BuffaloBarbara

        In my fantasy world, Becky openly rolled her eyes at Josh, turned her back, and did exactly what she meant to do, ignoring the comments about the skirt as well, and concentrating on her jacket. Which should have lined with one of the horrible prints to keep it in her aesthetic and still meet the challenge.  Unfortunately, in the real world, she kept re-making the skirt instead of lining the jacket.  The others apparently learned early that it’s easy to make Becky second-guess herself.

  • Anonymous

    They praised the hell out of Viktor’s and Olivier’s garments and then give the win to Anya? WTF? Clearly, she is being groomed for the final 3 or the win. You heard it here first. I think she was chosen right from the start and now they have to make it happen for her. I don’t like her. I think she’s playing all of them, which would be fine in Survivor, but not on a show where your potential clients are watching the process of you backstabbing your way to the top. As for Josh – bitch, please. Go. Away. And take Bert, Blenley, and Anya with you. Nasty, nasty people.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q5FGRMBQVFFBMS53LVJ2FDICPU T

      if anya is anywhere near the final three (or josh for that matter) i won’t be watching any of the rest of the season.

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

      We heard it here, but certainly not first! :) I think it’s been clear since the beginning. The judges have just been WAITING for the chance to let Anya win.
      And oh yes, she is playing the game like a pro, but I think she is subtle enough that it won’t bite her in the ass. Unless this win goes to her head and she does something drastic.

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

      We heard it here, but certainly not first! :) I think it’s been clear since the beginning. The judges have just been WAITING for the chance to let Anya win.
      And oh yes, she is playing the game like a pro, but I think she is subtle enough that it won’t bite her in the ass. Unless this win goes to her head and she does something drastic.

  • Anne Slovin

    “Screwing, please?”  Ohhhh, I love that movie.

  • Caitlin Gozdecki

    I thought Viktor was going  to win, they praised him and his gown was phenomenal. But I think they gave Anya the win (despite barely saying a word to her on the runway) because she mixed two of the prints together and the print was supposed to be a big part of the challange. I loved Olivier’s jacket but if he’d won I’d have been disappointed because those pants were ridiculous.
    As for Becky, it was time to go… like Bryce she hasn’t done anything worth praising and has been in the bottom before. I’d love for Josh to to get Auf’d, and it was nice that he got scolded- his outburst at the beginning of the episode was comical. For once I was on Bert’s side! Josh is just bitchy and over the top for the sake of it, I kept walking out the room this episode because it was frustrating me. I hate that this season they seemed to pick personalities over talents.

    • Anonymous

      Agree with everything you said!  Viktor used some print AND made a gorgeous gown, so he was shafted on the win.  Olivier’s pants were ridiculous, but mainly because in that cut and print they looked vaguely resort, while the jacket was very fall/winter, so the combo was terrible.  Anya’s was cute and nicely used the prints, but that’s all.

    • Anonymous

      (despite barely saying a word to her on the runway)

      You can’t assume that.  We didn’t see them saying much to her, but we don’t see the entire judging process.  For all we know, they had a whole lot to say to her.

  • Anonymous

    I felt sad that ALL the designed prints were black & white.

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I know I’m quibbling, but I was also saddened by the misspelled “canceled” on the print.

      • Anonymous

        It wasn’t misspelled.  “Canceled” and “cancelled” are both legit, the latter being more common in the UK, the former in the States.  Rather like “traveled” and “travelled”, “honor” and “honour”, etc.

        • Anonymous

          I also prefer the double LL, Cindi!   Why not spell “misspelled” as “mispeled” then?
          I always had my boss tell me I was wrong, so I used his preferred version and it really bugged me.

          • Anonymous

            Because “spell” has two “l”s and “cancel” has only one?

            But if you are looking for logic and consistency in English/American spelling, you will be searching for a very long time!

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

      I thought that was really strange. Are the designers really far enough apart that they can’t see what anyone else is doing or hear what they’re talking about? I love a great b/w graphic print, but I’m curious as to how it happened.It’s like all the fashion houses deciding at the same time that plaid is in (which always makes me sad), or it’s time to go back to neutrals/pastels/elegant heels.

      The more I watch this show, the more convinced I am that the designers work under mandates sent down from on high. (Yes, I know. I am Queen of the Obvious)

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

      You know, Bert’s design that wouldn’t print seemed to have color.   I wonder if there was an equipment malfunction that boxed them in to B&W and they did a little editing so as not to “out” the sponsor’s faulty product.

      Can I be a celebrity guest judge on “Project Accessory” and get them to make me a jaunty tin foil hat?   (Actually, a tin foil hat challenge would be AWESOME for that show!)

      • Anonymous

        I kinda hate that made Bert look like the old guy that doesn’t know how to use the new-fangled printer.

      • Anonymous

        If Tim were still doing his recap, we’d have our answer to the black/white mystery.  I miss Tim’s recaps!  Unmuzzle Tim!

    • Anonymous

      And I think using only black and white made the fabric look really cheap.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll tell you why she won with that T-shirt with a belt design, T&L – it was her turn. It seems to me the judges are using the first half of the season to distribute the wins evenly amongst the strongest designers – without any regard to whatever it is they’ve designed that episode (Anthony’s cut n paste, Anya’s T-shirt) – while they get rid of – in descending order and again without any regard to whatever they’ve designed that episode – the weaker designers.
    The only designers who received deserving honors on the week they won were – logically – the first week’s winner (Bert) and Kimberly, the one exception in which she was next in line and also best in show.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

    Becky went home because no one wants to see “Cancelled” across her vagina…. Or something close to that is what the Duchess said.

    • Anonymous

      “crotch”

    • Anonymous

      “crotch”

  • Terri Smith

    It seems like Anya’s victory for this dress is like Denzel Washington’s Oscar win for “Training Day.”  “You’ve done some good stuff that we should have given you the win for, but we didn’t.  We’ll just give you the win for this one.  Happy belated victory.”

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

    I’m too bored by the clothes to bitch.  Really.  They were that boring.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t see the episode, so maybe I shouldn’t be commenting, but did the winner get immunity?  If so, that would most likely be the reason Anya won with what looks like just a nice dress.   They want to help her stick around.   

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Actually, they did not mention that Anya got immunity. Heidi never said so.  So I’m not sure if she did or not.

      • Anonymous

        I expect she did.  They generally announce when they’ve reached the point in the competition when the winner does not get immunity, or when it is not given for a particular challenge.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Actually, they did not mention that Anya got immunity. Heidi never said so.  So I’m not sure if she did or not.

  • http://profiles.google.com/alison.sigman Alison Sigman

    For the first times in three weeks I couldn’t watch the show right when it started. I am SO thankful for that. I spent most of the time FFW-ing through all the bullshit of this episode. I was mad by the end of it b/c producers had truly taken over editing.
    Now, I admit Becky’s dress was the worst (of that team. Bryce’s was horrible as well). I actually like the first skirt (and print) but it was mall, not design. How’s that different from Anya’s dress? Well, I’m not really sure, but the winner was more modern than Becky’s sad cardigan combo.

  • Anonymous

    Why were all the prints on both teams black and white (w/the occasional grey for variety)?  Were they not allowed to use color, or are all these designers that boring?  I’m surprised the judges didn’t remark on it.  I didn’t like any one of the prints.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    I loved Viktor’s dress and Olivier’s Jacket. One of them should have won. Especially when the Duchess stated that Olivier’s jacket was the best piece of tailoring he’s ever seen on a PR runway.  I thought Anya’s work was good but not win worthy in any way.

    And then there’s Josh the Evil Queen. He totally sabotaged the team with his hysterics and posturing. Plus his look was all over the place.  But in the final analysis, Becky, though I really like her and her vibe, just didn’t bring it to the table at all.

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

      I think Josh threw a fit because he wanted to be team leader, but there wasn’t one. Also, people were actually disagreeing with him while they were planning their designs and fabrics. He just had to be in charge. It didn’t matter to him how it happened. Blowing the team apart, as Becky put it, was worth it in order to assert his authori-tay.

  • Anonymous

    Hissing Viktor should have won the challenge. Interesting, eye-catching, great print, yadda yadda. Also, a best supporting sewer award for helping Anya. Oliverirer’s jacket was ok, but certainly nothing Seth Aaron couldn’t have done, twice as well in half the time. Looked early 90s to me. Becky’s was boring, but I thought Kimberly’s was really bad as well. And was Josh’s jacket even sewn up in back – did I see the gears flapping in the wind? And Bryce is damn lucky to have been on the winning team.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

      The jacket was supposed to open so you could see the print underneath.  Not defending Bitchface Barbie in the least, just an observation.

  • Anonymous

    well THAT was a tense episode.  josh was a complete JACKASS.  i wish someone would have told him to STFU.  i didnt get the win either.  i really thought it would be victor or precious moment.  as for becky, i am sorry to see her go if only that i think she is kinda funny but her design was sad.

  • Anonymous

    So let’s see; the Duchess said Olive Garden’s jacket was the best tailored he had ever soon on Project Runway, the judges collectively adored Viktor’s gown and they gave the win to Anya, even after Viktor blurted out that he helped her with the (very simple) sleeves? WTF? Must have been an extra strong batch of crack last night.

    Okay, Becky’s outfit looked like it came from the bargain bin at Casual Corner and I understand the auf. But Josh was a complete turd and royally deserved to go instead. And as Fern Mallis observed several seasons ago, if you’re a bitch on Project Runway, nobody is going to want to work with you in the real world. That’s called karma, Josh.

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

      Yeah. Crack indeed. First, the comment about the tailoring was pure BS to make Olivier feel better about himself & pull him out of his funk. Better tailoring than Seth Aaron? Better than Jillian Lewis?? Really? I don’t know that I would even put it in the same category.

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

      Yeah. Crack indeed. First, the comment about the tailoring was pure BS to make Olivier feel better about himself & pull him out of his funk. Better tailoring than Seth Aaron? Better than Jillian Lewis?? Really? I don’t know that I would even put it in the same category.

  • Anonymous

    So let’s see; the Duchess said Olive Garden’s jacket was the best tailored he had ever soon on Project Runway, the judges collectively adored Viktor’s gown and they gave the win to Anya, even after Viktor blurted out that he helped her with the (very simple) sleeves? WTF? Must have been an extra strong batch of crack last night.

    Okay, Becky’s outfit looked like it came from the bargain bin at Casual Corner and I understand the auf. But Josh was a complete turd and royally deserved to go instead. And as Fern Mallis observed several seasons ago, if you’re a bitch on Project Runway, nobody is going to want to work with you in the real world. That’s called karma, Josh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5KDTLDJA7ZBCPDP6HV4FZMJDII Indigo

    There is no need for Josh to be kept around for drama. This is a talent competition, I watch it to see pretty outfits and crazy designs. I watch survivor and big brother for the drama.

    plus josh is one of those breeds of reality villains that you just can’t root for.

    The best villains of many shows, reality or scripted, always have atleast one redeeming aspect to their chracter. Be it an underdog, a masterminding genius, a sad past, insecurities, etc etc.

    I can’t find a single good thing about miss clinique

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      And I am royally tired of his playing the “I miss my Mom” card. I’ve lost both parents, whom I adored. I picked up and got on with my life.  he needs to do the same.  But frankly some of the emotion he was voicing sounded like a helluva lotta guilt about not being there for his family, while he “follows his dream”

      • Anonymous

        I picked up on his guilt issues as well. He really needs to deal with those them before embarking on a career where he has to play well with others. I suppose he was chosen for PR not so much for his design and sewing skills, but because he really is a walking/talking powder keg of issues.

      • Anonymous

        I agree. I lost my father several years ago and while it still sometimes feels like it happened only yesterday, I have never ever used it as an excuse to treat people like crap. I am so so tired of Josh.

        • Anonymous

          Yep. My mother would rise up from her grave if I ever did that. It’s self-indulgent and immature.

  • Anonymous

    And speaking of bad behavior…I am soooo sick of the judges asking designers which of their comrades is the weakest link or which one should get the axe. For once, I wish some designer would have the cojones, grace, or dignity (any one will do) to stand up and say: “I’m here to win on my own merits, not by demeaning someone else. YOU are the judges. YOU decide.”

    • Anonymous

      I think people have tried, but the judges won’t accept it.

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

      Yes. I really hate that. I also hate it when Heidi asks the final 4 who should go to Fashion Week. If she really wants to know that, she should talk to each one individually, in private. If she’s looking for dirt about what goes on in the workroom, she can watch the 17 million hours of tape (film? whatever) they have.

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

    I thought they gave the win to Ana because it was her “turn” or something.  Viktor’s dress was the clear winner, hands down.

  • Lauren Bradshaw

    This entire episode (which I had dvred) was a complete waste of my time.  I fast forwarded through much of the pandering and shade throwing from Josh.  At this point I really have to assume this is all for TV.  No one can be that confrontational and self important in real life, can they?   

    Sad to see becky go- I think she lost her pluckiness and quirk in the team challenge with Josh.   I am a rockabilly fan, but I saw none of it in her work.  I think if given enough time and NON influence from a room full of self important queens and princesses, she would come up with something sellable and perhaps even a little fashion forward.  Pretty with little pops of color.NOW- When they said clocks, was anyone else hoping for an existential STEAM PUNK vibe?  I sure was.   

    • Anonymous

      Yes, absolutely I thought someone would push steampunk when they started talking gears and cogs and whatnot.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      It was my hope too. And they could have really gone somewhere interesting with that. Especially considering that the Steampunk aesthetic has yet to really hit the mass market in terms of clothes.

    • Anonymous

      ME TOO!

      What’s wrong with these people? Steampunk is very hot right now. It would have been right on trend, as they say.

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

      I think the queens and princesses managed to really beat Becky down, and that makes me sad.  I know she did what she thought was the best way to get through the competition, but I wish she’d grown a spine. I totally agree she could have blossomed if left to her own devices.

      Good call on the steampunk. Lots of dark, rich colors, loads of texture. Awesome. It’s not as great an idea as female Village people though. (insert eye-roll emoticon here)

      Their failure to even bring it up, let alone talk about it, makes me think they’re designing in a vacuum. Do they not read fashion and pop culture magazines and websites? Don’t they watch movies or TV? Warehouse 13, for Pete’s sake.

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

    I’m really sad they wasted the “Design a textile” challenge on a team challenge. That one has, in the past, really given a good view into WHO the designers are. This time, it was just plain lost because of the need for a cohesive look for a team.

    I understand grief-and no, it doesn’t just last a couple of months. I will be 10 years out from losing my son Jan 1, and occasionally something STILL hits me like a punch in the gut when I least expect it. The anniversary effect is real-but there are only two ways to handle it. Either you creep back to bed with a pint of Cherry Garcia and have a good cry, and face the day tomorrow, or you pull yourself out of bed, put your game face on, and work through it-and usually, within the first half hour, you’ll be distracted enough that it doesn’t matter-which is why it’s often recommended to go back to work fairly quickly after a tragic loss.

    Also, I want to send the producers to the first “classroom management” class my teacher candidates take-so they can learn that that playground “pick who you want on your team” is NOT the way to do it-especially not when you let the popular kids be team captains every single time!

    • Anonymous

      My 50 year old spouse is just finishing teaching credentials.  He watched the other team challenge episode and said the same thing:  ”Classroom management is needed here.”  Gotta love it.

    • Anonymous

      My 50 year old spouse is just finishing teaching credentials.  He watched the other team challenge episode and said the same thing:  ”Classroom management is needed here.”  Gotta love it.

    • Anonymous

      “that playground “pick who you want on your team” is NOT the way to do
      it-especially not when you let the popular kids be team captains every
      single time!”

      So much WORD to this!

    • Anonymous

      Amen, Sister!

  • Anonymous

    The losing team’s fabrics were all so ugly and hard to work with. And they spelled “cancelled” with one l. Painful.

    • Anonymous

      Are you kidding me?  I hadn’t noticed that…The entire team should have been aufed for letting that spelling error go to production.

      • Anonymous

        That’s… not a spelling error, no more than ‘colour’ is a spelling error. Canceled and cancelled are both legitimate spellings of the same word. 

        /pedant

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Single “l” is the proper American spelling–I know, because every time I’m reading Tolkien or Lewis and start doing the double-l  on “canceled” or “traveled,” my spell-checker yells at me with bright red lines and tells me to take out the second L.  Personally, I like the double-l better, but what’re you going to do?  Proper spelling depends on which side of the border you’re on with that one.

    • Anonymous

      OMG! I didn’t notice that! Horrible!

      • Anonymous

        A lot of us hate that it’s okay.

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

    They’re trying for the “Sad past”-and failing. I suspect simply because almost any adult will have lost someone important in their life, dealt with grief, and knows that grief isn’t an all-excusing excuse.

    • Anonymous

      In the past 8 years, I lost my father, my mother, my father-in-law and, just over a year ago, my husband.  It has not been a good time!  Didn’t change my personality or make me an ass hat.  

      Everyone has experienced loss – everyone.  It is part of the condition of being alive.  It doesn’t confer permission to behave badly.

      End of rant

  • Anonymous

    I thought that was one of the lousiest episodes of Project Runway that I’d ever seen.  I took a look at the clock – it took over 45 minutes for any real sewing or designing to occur on-screen.  The first half of the show was snotty, wretched, hostile arguing and dramatic posturing.  I was offended by this Lifetime pandering to its ethos and the wholesale abandonment of what Project Runway used to be – innovation, design, actual garment creation.  Heck, we saw almost no sewing and no fitting.

    Everyone on Team Nuts and Bolts came off looking overwrought, conniving, angry and unappealing.  Yes, there is a quota of tension and interpersonal friction in every episode, but this was a fourth-rate soap opera put on by junior high schoolers.  This insults the viewership.

    As to the reasoning behind the win?  Beats the heck out of me.  A pleasant, unexceptional dress that was overshadowed by at least two others presented by Team N&B.  And Becky, who obviously had her problems, should not have been sacrificed in favor of keeping selfish, conniving, disingenuous and disruptive Josh M., aka Clinique.  Geeze, he gives the trademark Clinique a bad name.  We need to give him a different nickname so as not to smear the makeup line’s name by tangential association.  [That's the trademark attorney in me.]

    All the best (and the best was completely absent last night on PR 9),

    NDC

    • Anonymous

      As I sit writing a forensic report for court, I snorted my coffee as I read “that’s the trademark attorney in me.”  I love you for that. I am also going to use the phrase “selfish, conniving, disingenuous and disruptive” in said report as it fits the subject of this particular report perfectly.  Thank you!
        Love, BWGPPhD – a psychologist who works with and LOVES attorneys – ok well most of them anyway.  

    • Anonymous

      As I sit writing a forensic report for court, I snorted my coffee as I read “that’s the trademark attorney in me.”  I love you for that. I am also going to use the phrase “selfish, conniving, disingenuous and disruptive” in said report as it fits the subject of this particular report perfectly.  Thank you!
        Love, BWGPPhD – a psychologist who works with and LOVES attorneys – ok well most of them anyway.  

      • Anonymous

        BWGP – Happy to share.  We should collaborate.  I could use your psych Ph.D. capabilities to deal with some of MY clients here at IP Central where we represent a LOT of designers, including Kenneth Cole – he’s fine, he’s fine!  Some of the others, though…..

        • Anonymous

          GET OUT.  Are you an attorney working for an intellectual property-type law firm?  Or are you in house counsel working in an arty-design house kind of place?  Either way, this is just toooooo cool. 

          • Anonymous

            IP boutique law firm for the past decade; have been in-house for several F 100 firms in the past.  I’ve been a trademark attorney for my entire career, a LONG time.  If you want to get in touch with me, contact TLo to arrange an introduction.  The Boys have my info.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1628254116 Lisa Renninger

    Anya designed that print, correct? And it was a “design your own print” challenge. It is a great look – the dress, the pop of color with the purse. I loved Victor’s dress and thought it was a strong second, but Anya used the print more effectively. Oliver’s jacket was not as great as the judges thought, and his pants had an old lady in Florida vibe.

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

      Am I crazy to think that Olivier’s pants had a serious case of lumpy-ass? There was something really strange going on there. Could just be my old lady eyes though.

      • Anonymous

        Anya made Olive’s pants!  Don’t think for a moment that was unintentional.

          “Oh, here, let me *help* you…(lose the win to me)!”

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

          Ha!. It never occurred to me, but you could be right about that.  (I can be ridiculously naive for a middle-aged woman.)

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

          Ha!. It never occurred to me, but you could be right about that.  (I can be ridiculously naive for a middle-aged woman.)

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree on Viktor’s dress. Absolutely beautiful. Ever Olivier’s design could have taken the win. I literally almost fell out of my chair when Anya won. Pretty dress, but not all that.

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

    When the winning team was asked who should win, Anya, Viktor, Oliver, and Anthony all said “Me.” Bryce picked Anya, giving her two votes. I think that was the basis of the decision. Similarly, on the losing team, Bert had one vote to auf (from Laura) while Becky and Josh had two each, making them the the bottom two. I was interested that Kimberley voted to auf Becky, since she worked with her on the stilt project which was considered one of Becky’s better efforts.

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

    When the winning team was asked who should win, Anya, Viktor, Oliver, and Anthony all said “Me.” Bryce picked Anya, giving her two votes. I think that was the basis of the decision. Similarly, on the losing team, Bert had one vote to auf (from Laura) while Becky and Josh had two each, making them the the bottom two. I was interested that Kimberley voted to auf Becky, since she worked with her on the stilt project which was considered one of Becky’s better efforts.

    • Anonymous

      It was also one of Kimberley’s better efforts.

    • Anonymous

      It was also one of Kimberley’s better efforts.

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

      So the contestants are the judges now too?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    LUV Betsey Johnson! What was she not a judge? :(

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      “Why,” not what.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, she just disappeared after the brief intro.  I’m thinking she witnessed a few minutes of the trainwreck and said “I’m SO outta here…”.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, she just disappeared after the brief intro.  I’m thinking she witnessed a few minutes of the trainwreck and said “I’m SO outta here…”.

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

          Betsy’s no dummy. She knows when to cut and run.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    LUV Betsey Johnson! What was she not a judge? :(

  • jeneria

    I just read all the comments and I haven’t seen a single mention of Anthony.  Did I miss something?  Did he get auf’ed before the episode?

    • Anonymous

      No, he was just too dull to warrant production/camera time.  It was “ALL ABOUT JOSH, ALL THE TIME” this week.  sad…

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

      No. He just conducted himself like a gentleman, made an adorable outfit that totally looked like “Anthony Ryan”, and was a fantastic team player. And he had immunity so he created NO drama. :)

      • Anonymous

        Anthony came up with the whole mirrored inkblot Rorschach idea! 
        And then Anya said it was exactly what SHE was thinking.

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

          Oh yeah, that is true…

  • jeneria

    I just read all the comments and I haven’t seen a single mention of Anthony.  Did I miss something?  Did he get auf’ed before the episode?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691569288 Christopher Coyle

    Okay, look…the reason why Anya one comes down to two simple off-the-cuff comment made by one of the judges during the episode. First, I believe it was the Duchess’ comment about how well Anya mixed the busy prints, and second, Nina’s comment regarding Josh’s print being ugly and it being the PRINT challenge. I believe Anya won primarily because she mixed the prints and did it stunningly well. Viktor’s dress was GORG and Ollie’s jacket was nice, but neither of those actually used “a print from the collection.” (Ollie’s pants did, but let’s face it, no one said word one about his pants).

    Was Anya’s the best design? No, but it was the best use of prints up on that stage, hand’s down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691569288 Christopher Coyle

    Okay, look…the reason why Anya one comes down to two simple off-the-cuff comment made by one of the judges during the episode. First, I believe it was the Duchess’ comment about how well Anya mixed the busy prints, and second, Nina’s comment regarding Josh’s print being ugly and it being the PRINT challenge. I believe Anya won primarily because she mixed the prints and did it stunningly well. Viktor’s dress was GORG and Ollie’s jacket was nice, but neither of those actually used “a print from the collection.” (Ollie’s pants did, but let’s face it, no one said word one about his pants).

    Was Anya’s the best design? No, but it was the best use of prints up on that stage, hand’s down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691569288 Christopher Coyle

    Okay, look…the reason why Anya one comes down to two simple off-the-cuff comment made by one of the judges during the episode. First, I believe it was the Duchess’ comment about how well Anya mixed the busy prints, and second, Nina’s comment regarding Josh’s print being ugly and it being the PRINT challenge. I believe Anya won primarily because she mixed the prints and did it stunningly well. Viktor’s dress was GORG and Ollie’s jacket was nice, but neither of those actually used “a print from the collection.” (Ollie’s pants did, but let’s face it, no one said word one about his pants).

    Was Anya’s the best design? No, but it was the best use of prints up on that stage, hand’s down.

    • http://www.facebook.com/torrin.paige Heather Bland Eberly

      I agree with your summation and also think some of the reason for her win may have had to do with the vid playing behind the catwalk. They all decided on the chaos theme of bustling NYC, but it was her idea to mirror it for more of a kaleidoscope effect…and to mimic the feel of the ink blot idea. Since the music and video was also part of the challenge…and that video really seemed to be mostly Anya’s ideas…I believe that may have also been a factor in her win.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Agreed with both of you.  I don’t think it needs to be any more complicated than that–the judges, at least, were under the impression that it was a print challenge, and a “show” challenge.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Agreed with both of you.  I don’t think it needs to be any more complicated than that–the judges, at least, were under the impression that it was a print challenge, and a “show” challenge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691569288 Christopher Coyle

    Okay, look…the reason why Anya one comes down to two simple off-the-cuff comment made by one of the judges during the episode. First, I believe it was the Duchess’ comment about how well Anya mixed the busy prints, and second, Nina’s comment regarding Josh’s print being ugly and it being the PRINT challenge. I believe Anya won primarily because she mixed the prints and did it stunningly well. Viktor’s dress was GORG and Ollie’s jacket was nice, but neither of those actually used “a print from the collection.” (Ollie’s pants did, but let’s face it, no one said word one about his pants).

    Was Anya’s the best design? No, but it was the best use of prints up on that stage, hand’s down.

  • Stephen Trask

    The judges gave no reason for choosing Anya’s dress but best guess is it was either the consensus winner because Viktor and Oliviererereiere’s looks sparked too much disagreement or they deferred to the actress and said “which thing would you be most likely to wear?”

  • Anonymous

    Told myself I would not read this since my cable cut out right before the runway show and I haven’t been able to watch the rest of the episode yet, but I could not resist.  Thanks TLo, even though you didn’t watch the episode yet, you are more enlightened than the judges. 

  • Anonymous

    ha!  “I think I’m gonna be sick.”  Best. Movie. Ever! Now, you boys go have fun and fill us in on the details of your exciting day. But always remember: no drinking from cups and no eating between meals!

    • Anonymous

      I’m only on page six of ten pages of comments…is someone going to let the rest of us in on what the quote was from (shame on us)?

      • Anonymous

        From Bob Fosse’s Cabaret. Great stuff!

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

          Thank you. It was bugging the hell out of me. It’s been so long since I’ve seen Cabaret that I couldn’t have identified the source of the quotation if someone had a gun to my head.

  • http://twitter.com/kittycat2302 Rachel Stevens

    I think Anya only won because Bryce has no self-esteem. So she got two “this team member should win” votes to the rest of the team member’s one (their own). And Becky lost because Boring lost over Tacky Bully with a huge side of Commercial-Ready Drama. Boo.

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

      Is it really a lack of self-esteem to admit you suck when you clearly do? Bryce knew his look was not the strongest of the team and he admitted it. Really what the team says should have no merit on how the judging goes.

  • http://twitter.com/polevaulter94 Renee Alexander

    First of all, I love Josh. I think he’s a hoot.

    But even the amount of drama he created this week was a bit over the top, and the editing did not help at all. Since when is this show Dr. Phil? I watch to see designers design and create clothes, not bitch to each other.
    And Bert is such an antagonist.
    Anyways, Viktor’s dress was LOVELY, except the slit in the front was a little too high in my opinion. He deserved the win based upon design.

    • Anonymous

      I love Josh, too, irrationally and without any real reason. He seemed very fun at the beginning and then just out of nowhere started to lash out without any purpose or provocation. Getting mad about swearing? What the heck? Even as a Josh fan, I had a very hard time with his behavior. As an aside, I thought his father seemed really sweet.

      I didn’t really think Bert was that bad this week.

      • Anonymous

        Nina tweeted “Can’t wait to find on tumblr an animated GIF of Joshua walking on the runway… ” LOL
        Sashay and turn!  PLEASE let me know when it is ready.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2052589 Merrie Davidson

    One thing I like about the HGTV and Food Network Stars shows is that the judges KNOW they’re going to be working with these people in the future. They like some drama, but bad behavior generally isn’t rewarded. You know they won’t win, at least.

    Other issues with the show — not so much cutting edge work, but PR has lost that as well.

  • Anonymous

    When Anya won I gasped. Not only because she bugs the hell out of me but because the judges spent half of their time praising Olivier and Viktor!!  WTF! Is there like 20 minutes on the cutting room floor that we didn’t see??

    • Anonymous

      They skipped over SO much that was relevant, no time with all the drama.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      If they wanted to increase the time to 90 minutes, it would have been nice to have more of that be the judging of the entries, and less of it the personal drama.  (Well, I’d rather have it be the creative drama of figuring out how to solve the design problems set to them, but I’ll settle for giving the judges space to explain themselves.)

  • Anonymous

    OMG I am just now watching this on line.  Josh is really a crazy crazy asshole, isn’t he?  Tell me he doesn’t win the whole fucking season.  

  • Anonymous

    I have NO idea why Anya won.  Very average.  Bryce was the Becky of his group.  

  • Anonymous

    So, how about a round of judging the judges?

    Rose:  A red dress, and yet boring beyond belief.  2/10.

    Heidi:  Short, Tight and Shiny; the least of these is shiny.  Sequins alone cannot sustain a look.  3/10.

    Rachel:  Looks like she threw on her husband’s trench coat at 5 a.m. to take the puppy out before he had an accident on the carpet.  1/10.

    Nina:  Simple black blouse showcases killer necklace!  9/10.

    La Nina wins again!

  • Anonymous

    If Anya’s look was the winner….well, I don’t have much hope for the other looks. I haven’t seen them yet. Becky’s look is boring. I would also bet money (not really, cause I might be wrong) that Becky changed her look at least once.

    I’ve read here Josh’s mother died two years ago. I have some sympathy. When my dad died, two years seemed to be the mark we all kind of came out of shock and realized he was really gone. HOWEVER…we all managed to not be toxic arseholes and abuse other people in the process. Grief is no excuse for this person’s behavior.

    So producers, I’m sure there are other people in the country who don’t post here who, like me, turn off the TV every time the Josh Show takes over Project Runway. When we turn off the set, we aren’t seeing the ads, and HP and Intel can’t pay *all* your bills.

    You haven’t created a villain people love to hate. You’ve showcased an abusive creep who needs mental health counseling. You’re also ruining what was once a fabulous show.

    /rant over

    • Anonymous

      How can we communicate to the producers that we all turn off the TV every time they show cray cray interactions and don’t show fashion?  Where can we write to them or call them or or or…?

      • Anonymous

        I just went to the LIfetime PR site.  After sorting through all the drelb, I found a “contact” button, under which is a “submit feedback” link.

        http://www.mylifetime.com/support

        Wouldn’t it be awesome if we all accessed that link and provided the rants they so desperately need to hear.  What do you all think?

        • Anonymous

          clicky-click…

          I suggest everyone do this. Threaten to never watch the show unless the drama is reduced and the fashion, the basis of the original concept for the show, is brought back.

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

          I clicked the link, but isn’t that for feedback as to how their website is working?
          I’d love to give my feedback, but would sending it there do anything?

          • Anonymous

            Twitter might be more effective.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Just tried it and got back a response e-mail that it was rejected by the domain.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I lost my dad a year and a half ago and I have never been so horrible to another person because of it and I never will so that is definitely no excuse. I muted my tv and did something else everytime Josh had anything at all to say.

  • Anonymous

    OK so I felt bad for Bert as Josh went after him and after him.  Bert then accepted his apology and even his behind the scenes comment was graceful even as it was honest about Josh’s motives.  So I’m less pissed off at Bert now.  Damn You Producer Manipulation.

    • Anonymous

      Am loving Tim telling Josh to “let your ego go… as much as you can.”  

      • Anonymous

        You know, I may just have to watch with the sound off until Tim schools Josh.

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

        When Tim said that, I was worried that Josh was going to lunge at him. Seriously, the look on Josh’s face freaked me out for a second. I couldn’t tell for sure if it was an edited-in shot, or if Josh was really that pissed.

        I think Tim is tired of babysitting crazy-ass designers. “Tim Gunn is fed up with your bullshit.”

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Well, that might have gotten him off our screen and into a courtroom, anyway.  And I believe that Tim has secret awesome fighting skills–the cuffs of his shirt are like fashionable throwing stars, and his impeccable tie is a lasso–and would have whipped them out in self-defense if anything of the sort had happened. ;p

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

            Tim Gunn: Fashion Ninja! I love that idea.

            I still think we need a show about Tim and Swatch traveling the country, using all their powers for good by fighting crimes against fashion and taste.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Oh, it could be a cartoon, to run during the off-seasons.  Follow the same pattern as Austin and Santino On the Road, only Tim and Swatch have a fabulous supervehicle, and instead of going where they’re requested, each episode begins with… Oo, a TLo alert.  Yeah.  They report having heard of a fashion emergency somewhere, and a light flashes in the Gunnmobile, and off go Tim and Swatch to right wrongs and fight bitchy Vortices!  Swatch has a special power to sniff out all the best local fabrics, and Tim has many magical sewing gadgets to fix things exactly the way they ought to be fixed.  And after his visit to Andy last year, I believe he should always have a pair of wellies handy.  And some giant fish.

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

            “And some giant fish” actually made me snort.

            I love the idea of Swatch being a fabric sniffing dog.

            I like the light flashing in the Gunnmobile. It’s like Batman, except for Tim’s fashion-crime-fighting outfit. He would never wear leotards and a cape.

    • Anonymous

      I would agree except…Bert completely and totally lied about what he said when he walked away muttering, claiming he didn’t use the F-word. He did. While Josh gave a wild out there crazy and unacceptable reaction to it, Bert flat out lied about it (as he’s also done on the runway to the judges about what he did or said). Future contestants take note: There are cameras recording everything you do and say. WTF? Don’t lie about it. Apologize and go on, but don’t even try it. Stupid.

      • Anonymous

        He used the f word “friggin’”.

        • Anonymous

          He used both. He said the same thing twice, using the real word first because they used the grawlix of symbols with the F in front for the first one…

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

            Maybe he didn’t say “clock” either. There is another way to mis-hear what Bert said and take offense. 

          • Anonymous

            I really have to give Bert credit for not escalating the situation this episode.  He was really making an effort, and that was really unfair to vote without at least pretending to consider Bert’s print-out.  Just let him set it on the table with the others, for crying out loud.

      • Anonymous

        This is true.  I think he didn’t want to get into it again – but true he did say something.  You are right about Josh’s reaction.

        • Anonymous

          I thought Josh was channeling his mother’s ideas of not swearing when he called out Bert on it. Bert then lied even while the camera caught what he said.   I felt sorry for Josh, he is really just a big kid who misses his mom, he needs to mourn some more, but off camera..   

          • Anonymous

            What?  Mourn his mother without an audience?!  Surely you jest!

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

        If I was on that team I would have looked Josh square in the eye and yelled “FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get over it, princess!”

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t really care about that lie (although maybe it’s bad for someone in recovery to lie like that, I don’t know as I’m not an addiction counselor). If he’d said “I SAID SO MUCH FOR MY F***ING CLOCK” it would have just made things even worse. My take on this is Josh thought a.) Bert meant it in a totally different way and b.) Bert would react and look really bad and everyone could just pile on him and blame him. When that didn’t turn out to be the case, Josh wasn’t able to back down and just lashed out about the swearing for no reason.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think he was lying!   He probably doesn’t remember the “friggin’” peppered in there.  If you weren’t intentionally name-calling it probably doesn’t  register, or seem to count to someone who swears in every sentence. 

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think he was lying!   He probably doesn’t remember the “friggin’” peppered in there.  If you weren’t intentionally name-calling it probably doesn’t  register, or seem to count to someone who swears in every sentence. 

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think he was lying!   He probably doesn’t remember the “friggin’” peppered in there.  If you weren’t intentionally name-calling it probably doesn’t  register, or seem to count to someone who swears in every sentence. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m wondering if Josh spent less money on waxing, grooming and hair product he might have made it home to see his Mom before she passed.  I live in the Midwest, make semi regular trips to both coasts, it’s not THAT expensive or difficult.  just sayin’…….

    • Anonymous

      want to hit like a billion times.  indeed!  get a jet blue ticket and stop waxing for a month.

      • Anonymous

        Or Greyhound, but I suppose that’s too plebeian for Mr. “I’m all that and a bag of chips”.

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

      Dammit, too many people are making me defend Josh this week. I’m not jumping all over you, tomstl, but I’m compelled to say that it’s never a good idea to make assumptions about how strangers spend their money. It’s not hard to look fabulous (or, in Josh’s case, what he thinks is fabulous. Yikes!) for very little money. Shit, he could be getting all his products at Big Lots (great stuff cheap. Trust me. I’ve found Rusk products there for around $2). He could have a home-waxing kit. His best friend could be the Special Services Queen of Manhattan.  While it’s possible that he’s pulled a Carrie Bradshaw and spent all his money on extraneous things, we don’t know that.

      He’s given us plenty of material to criticize and mock him. There’s no need to make judgments regarding things we know nothing about.

      • Anonymous

        I hear you but I am totally ok in this case making this judgement call.  He’s an ass, he has acted like a complete jerk, he went on reality TV, brought up the topic himself so he gets to deal with the ramifications.  I won’t lose any sleep over it.  The truth is, we don’t REALLY know anything but what the producers/editors want us to think we know.

    • Anonymous

      It’s actually amazingly (and unsustainably) cheap, and I’m below the poverty line.
      I’m sure someone would have helped him if needed.  He just didn’t go.

    • Anonymous

      It’s actually amazingly (and unsustainably) cheap, and I’m below the poverty line.
      I’m sure someone would have helped him if needed.  He just didn’t go.

    • Anonymous

      It’s actually amazingly (and unsustainably) cheap, and I’m below the poverty line.
      I’m sure someone would have helped him if needed.  He just didn’t go.

  • Anonymous

    i want to buy viktor’s dress NOW. he should have won.
    if not him then olivier.
    these judges suck

  • Anonymous

     I can only echo what everyone else has said about Anya winning because of how she mixed the prints.  It’s a technically well-made dress, but… eh, I’m too tired to even care anymore.  Loved Viktor’s dress, though.  And heaven help me if Josh continues with his unecessarily-making-personal-announcements-to-the-whole-room schtick.  Ugh, I DON’T CARE, just show me someone sewing, for chrissakes. 

  • Judy_J

    I was stunned by Anya’s win.  Her dress is cute, but Viktor and Olivier did so much better.  Olivier’s jacket alone should have gotten him the win.  What in the world were they thinking?  And I got so sick of Josh last night…he’s an asshole, pure and simple.  I’m sorry that he lost his mother, but that is no excuse for being a bully and spoiled brat.  His totally uncalled for attack on Bert was painful to watch.  And I’m so over Laura for being a Josh groupie.  Those two can have each other as far as I’m concerned.  Sorry that Becky was aufed, but it wasn’t totally unexpected.   I think she was in over her head here.

  • Anonymous

    I am done with this show.  I thought about walking away after the drama two weeks ago and the truth is this isn’t the first time I’ve thought about it since the move to Lifetime.  But now I am just forced to admit, this isn’t the show I fell in love with on a snowy afternoon seven years ago when I was looking for company while I wrapped Christmas presents and watched a marathon of season one.

    If I wanted to watch a show about people forced to live together or to work together, there are plenty of those available.  But I don’t watch those because they don’t interest me.  The show I loved was about people forced to use their skills and creativity in a series of demanding challenges that yielded sometimes inspiring results.  Sadly, PR is not about that anymore.

  • Anonymous

    I am done with this show.  I thought about walking away after the drama two weeks ago and the truth is this isn’t the first time I’ve thought about it since the move to Lifetime.  But now I am just forced to admit, this isn’t the show I fell in love with on a snowy afternoon seven years ago when I was looking for company while I wrapped Christmas presents and watched a marathon of season one.

    If I wanted to watch a show about people forced to live together or to work together, there are plenty of those available.  But I don’t watch those because they don’t interest me.  The show I loved was about people forced to use their skills and creativity in a series of demanding challenges that yielded sometimes inspiring results.  Sadly, PR is not about that anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Why did this turn in to the black and white challenge?  Did they forget to turn on the “color” pallette on the fancy schmancy HP thingies? WTF

    And TLo, you guys had an amazing grasp of what happened last night! :-)

  • Anonymous

    Josh says “Fustratrated” versus “Frustrated.”  

    • Anonymous

      Yes, that drove me nuts!

  • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

    I think they gave Anya the win because she’s been so close so far, but never won.  And while they loved Oliver’s jacket, I don’t think they were ready to give him a win.  It’s again all about what the designers have previously done as opposed to what happened on the runway.  Becky totally deserved the auf.

  • Anonymous

    Becky wrote her own ticket home when she complained that she made the skirt 3 times and no one would tell her what to do. You’re supposed to have a point of view and figure out a way to present it within the limitations of the challenge, like Kimberly did.

    • Anonymous

      I agree – having the courage of your convictions and being willing to go forward with your vision must be prerequisites for making it as a designer.

      • Anonymous

        I felt bad for Becky because I think she has a collaborative nature and takes the team concept pretty seriously, e.g. expecting constructive feedback from teammembers. If she could have taken a step back and recognized that no good would come of playing on this “team”, I think she might have designed something that would have kept her in. Sometimes you have to save yourself. I’m sure Kimberly came to this conclusion the minute “female Village People” was uttered. 

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

          I believe you’re right about that re: her taking the team concept seriously. And she probably expected that if someone essentially told her that her skirt looked like crap (Laura!), she might have received some constructive criticism. However, she’s a big girl and should have been able to figure it out for herself. Also, I wouldn’t trust anything Laura said to me. She seems like the kind of woman who would tell her roommate that culottes and clogs are a great look for clubbing.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. She forgot that she was on PR to win it. Designers have to stay true to their point of view even with teamed up with a bully like Josh in a horrendous team challenge. This was also just bad luck for Becky as well. If Bryce had been on nuts and bolts he would’ve gone home for his lacklustre effort.

  • emily mcginnis

    anya’s dress is all in the print. otherwise, it’s a very simple, boring dress. the print makes it. but i agree she definitely did not deserve the win. 

  • Joshua Flake

    Haha, you guys always hit the right notes. Is it sad what you said about the episode and Josh aren’t far from the truth? Sad, but funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

    The village people idea, I couldn’t believe he was serious.  That was the worst idea on the planet.  Someone should have just smacked Josh upside the head with a blunt object, knocked him out for the 2 days, created something shitty and hideous, said it was his, and gotten his ass kicked off the show.  If only…

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. Plus Nina of course said what his problem has been all along: a taste issue. That whole village people idea more than proves that.

    • Anonymous

      While he was passed out, they should permanently attached a bunch of bling all over his body with a Ronco Rhinestone and Stud Setter.

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

        “Ronco Rhinestone and Stud Setter”

        Only the best for our Josh.

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

          Sounds like a bad porno.

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

            Ha! It’s funny because it’s true. :)

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

            Ha! It’s funny because it’s true. :)

  • Anonymous

    The print of the skirt itself isn’t Becky’s fault. That was Josh’s awful creation. I actually think that Becky had the best print out of the three that we saw from that team. Butshe shouldn’t have waited for the other team members to help her pick which print to go with, she should’ve just made her own decision about it and moved on.

    I much preferred Viktor’s dress on Team Chaos.

  • Anonymous

    I think I’m done with PR. I’ll be following your blog entries on it, of course, but I’d rather devote my viewing time to cleaning my bathroom grout or something.

    • Anonymous

      I may spend the time waxing the cats – totally useless and they wouldn’t like it, but it would be time better spent than watching the drama queen show.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

    I wanted so much more from Becky – from the gitgo I wanted to give some credit to the not-young not-skinny chick. But really, that outfit was so boring it was indefensible.

    And what was up with Blenley’s defense of Josh the poophead? Picking Bert for the auf? Pulease.

    Another vote for Vicktor’s dress. I hate to admit it, but he is shaping up to be my favorite this year. Of course that is compared to – what? The village people idiot?

    • Anonymous

      AGREE AGREE!
      I wanted the same from Becky.. but she shlumped through every challenge. She gave up in hopes that people would have pity on her instead of turning it out. Disappointing.

      And Blenley is really working my nerves with her “up-Josh’s-butt”-ness. He is human and may be experiencing some sad times (still) but good Lord.. anyone with half a brain would know to stop sucking up to that dry fountain.

      And agree about Vicktor. He’s really becoming likable and well suited for the win!

  • Anonymous

    I watched a few minutes of the episode, heard Josh of the orange tan ranting, and had to turn it off.  What negative energy!  Sounded like a Jerry Springer soundbite to me.  I may have to rely on the excellent commentary here to learn about the episode, or consume copious quantities of alcohol to get through it.

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping Nina would prevail last night and Josh would be gone for his horrible fabric.  Of course, “don’t bore Nina” trumps “taste issues”. 

    I was so very disappointed with the fabrics last night. 

    • Tamara Hogan

      Yes! Especially compared to what Mondo did with the same challenge last year. Where was all the color?  

  • andrea carricato

    Loved Olivier’s jacket. Favorite piece of the ep. If Becky explained how many times she made that skirt one more time, I was going to have a heart attack. It’s not a difficult piece to make. To cut it, size it, and tailor it shouldn’t have taken more than an hour and a half, so she could have made it again. I didn’t think her look was ambitious enough, and that’s the ONLY reason Josh didn’t leave.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you re: Becky so so much.  I just wish Olivererereiererere’s jacket fit the boobs.  

      • margaret meyers

        yes, “Fell like a Bitch” Olivier’s jacket was nicely cut, but it did not fit the model.  Maybe he’s afraid of the boobs.

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was a good jacket, but I don’t get all of the crazy fandom over the jacket. I think it’s only because he finally made something complicated and good looking.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, if you have time to crank out a basic skirt three times, plus make a top and jacket, then you have not invested enough time and thought in your design. You’re bordering on assembly line production, not unique design.

  • Anonymous

    I liked Oliviererere’s jacket except that it wasn’t tailored at ALL in the boob section.  WHA? Becky’s over explanation bordered on whining “they didn’t TELL me what was wrong with it” when she needed to know, as a designer, what was wrong with it.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Yes.  And if she didn’t see anything wrong with it, she should have stuck to the first one and devoted her time to making the jacket and top much better.  I like Becky, and wish that Josh had gone home instead, but I totally get the aufing.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    I was so hoping they’d send Josh home but I can’t really say anything in defense of Becky’s look.

    Anya’s piece reminded me of that blouse Nina wore in her challenge, with the red sleeves and the silver tinsel pattern on the bodice. I hated that blouse. But Anya’s use of the pattern was really chic. Speaking of chic, though, Vicktor wuz robbed.

  • Anonymous

    Just want to say Love you guys for bringing happy to my day!

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    Man, that was unpleasant.  There were times when I hit the mute button on my remote and just waited until the drama was over.  Also, I thought the gown was the best dress on the runway and should have won.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8337746 Allison Fisseler

    I thought the Duchess and Nina’s outrage/amusement at the actual words on the print was kind of silly. People wear clothing with the most ridiculous crap written on it. Is it always attractive? Probably not. But to laugh and laugh at the idea that anyone would ever consider wearing a garment with the word “cancelled” on it seemed a little extreme to me. Especially when it’s part of a print that somewhat disguised each word within the great pattern. Maybe it’s more department-store style, but what on that runway wasn’t?

    • Anonymous

      If the judges were correct, we would never have seen the spectre of chubby fashion victims running around in tracksuits with “Juicy Couture” emblazoned across their fat asses.

    • Anonymous

      I waPeople have been wearing slogans on their clothing for decades. s thinking the same thing, all the over the top laughing at the printed words was so scripted and silly.

      Maybe it would have been laugh worthy if the writing would have said “I’m With Stupid”.

       

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

    Once Anya said “I haven’t won a challenge yet” at the beginning of the show, I knew she would win. I really like the dress though. AND the kaleidoscope concept was hers, so I think that’s what put her over the others.

    That plus mixing it up and spreading out the wins so they wouldn’t have any Judges’ Pets.

    • Anonymous

      She does have a good eye and good concepts, so even if she doesn’t sew, she’s got a leg up on the other designers.

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

    Oh, and Josh, frantically peeing all over the workroom, marking his territory. And maybe I am horrible, but when he was doubled over in tears, all I could see was his thinning hair. Well, that explains the insecurity. And the industrial strength shellac.

  • Kelli Boyles

    Offensive, unwarranted stereotypes, anyone?  ”Becky made the classic mistake many women do; they try too hard to get along – to be a nice girl” (GothamTomato, this is unworthy of your lovely mind!).  Actually, Becky was operating within a bullying, scapegoating system that extends to the entire enabling structure of PR, its sponsors, and (arguably) large swaths of its viewing audience.  Within such a system, Becky’s stance is easily blamingly mis-labelled as embodying the fault “trying too hard to be a nice girl.” If the system in which Becky found herself valued ways of treating people that Becky clearly values–i.e., if, like Becky, the enablers in the context were instead hesitant to treat human beings like garbage, or to condone that happening–then Becky’s behavior would — entirely appropriately– be more easily normalized. Although Becky clearly suffered from a regrettable lack of confidence– not to mention from having been raised in a Project-Runway-like cult!–Becky’s more admirable (even if imperfect) qualities would then be easier to tout.  An important difference between Becky’s way of acting and that of other aggressive and passive-aggressive evil-doers on the show is that Becky’s value system (however complex an artifact of repression, recovering or abiding Christianity, naivete, and deeper decency it may be) clearly would not allow her to behave as abusively as others on the show did (even if she’d been able to seize more power on the show).  Becky deserves more far more empathy and clear-seeing than she has so far received from this audience, I feel.

  • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

    I just re-watched the episode online & Anya’s dress actually looks a lot like one of the Betsey Johnson numbers you see for a split second from that video of her show, about 7:10 into the episode.  What a rip-off!  Viktor really should have won – or Anthony for being an actual leader.  Nonsense!!!

  • Anonymous

    Lose Josh. Just lose him. The major hissy, the tears, playing the sympathy card, the grandstand-type apology–this season has become All Josh All The Time, with the star being a very unlikeable character. Viktor’s dress was striking, though it did seem that it didn’t move quite so effortlessly with the model; I’d watch again but I don’t want to see this ep again. I feel that way about every one of the eps this season. Olivier’s jacket was well done, but the judges’ reaction seemed over the top; I remember Gillian making an amazing jacket that got her into the finals on another season–also, agree the model’s boobes were”misplaced” underneath.Didn’t see all the detail in Anya’s dress but can’t say I was surprised she won, since somebody somewhere probably decided it was her “time” and since they were gushing so about the jacket, it figures they’d throw a twist in and give the win to someone else. Sorry to see Becky go but knew they wouldn’t eliminate the nastiness, and I don’t think it helped when she told the judges she made the skirt three times and that she wasn’t getting feedback on how it looked. Wish her well in her next endeavor. Enough with the team-challenge drama. Let these people do what they do, so we can see more of their individual work.

  • http://twitter.com/annaria Ria V

    Horrible print by Josh and hello, ‘cancelled’ has two L’s and not one. UGH. 

  • http://twitter.com/annaria Ria V

    Horrible print by Josh and hello, he’s missing an L in cancelled. :(

    • Anonymous

      As others have said, no “L” is missing.  Webster’s Unabridged gives both spellings as proper past tenses, and, in fact, lists the single “L” spelling first.

    • Anonymous

      And he used two horrible prints together in those horrible pants, For those alone, “be gone!”

  • http://twitter.com/annaria Ria V

    Horrible print by Josh and hello, he’s missing an L in cancelled. :(

  • Anonymous

    Real World:  Parsons

  • http://twitter.com/SarahJLang Sarah Lang

    Hee. “Der plegma.” Also – “You are the only woman I know who is giving her body frequently to men.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

    You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the winning collection this week methinks. The ‘winner’ was sort of a moot point for Anya – much like Laura’s win when she teamed up with Anthony Ryan a few weeks back. The one kudos I’ll give to Josh at the moment is that he TOTALLY called out on the runway that this is supposed to be a design competition, and based on that alone, he should stay over Becky. And so it was done.

    • margaret meyers

      Josh’s design was trash.  All that shiney fabric and that stupid hexagonal feature!  They were a mess.  The hexagonal opening was art school stuff, an idea that should have been dropped the moment he saw how floppy it made the jacket.  We’ve known since he brought in his assortment of “working boy” samples on the first episode thatthere was going to be a taste problem and an inability to self edit.  Josh is giving homosexuals everywhere a bad image.

  • http://twitter.com/artfulhome1 Christy Bishop

    Haven’t watched the episode yet, but reading the comments here…..if Kors had a problem with the writing and content on a fabric, what was he swooning and drooling over with Emilio Sosa a couple of seasons ago? I am really getting sick of the award winning blah blah and his catty nonsense. Without some consistency, and a clear eye for design, and the ability to articulate it, the judging is just fickle, indefensible crap. Tim Gunn seems to be the only person with integrity. Actually, Heidi Klum has more than Nina and Kors. 

    • Anonymous

      I just remember Tim saying “You love Seth Aaron?” to Emilio’s print because he didn’t see that the heart was meant to be the “o” in Sosa.

  • Anonymous

    Okay – love you guys and all – but this is sounding more than a little biting the hand that feeds to me and a little insulting as a reader.

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

      We have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about.

      • Anonymous

        Oh my – neither do I now. I think I was just being an ass. Sorry fellas.

  • Anonymous

    oh oh oh woo hoo!  I can’t wait to see T Lo’s post on all of the PR collections!   I DVRed PR and will watch while I visit my sister tonight; looking forward to the delayed gratification of drinking and throwing things at the screen together rather than by my lonesome.  I will say this: I’m sorry Becky got the auf and I’m not at all surprised that they gave Anya a win.  It  looks like she might have set a sleeve and this is worth falling over for, yes?  Notwithstanding she can’t fit the skirt properly?  Or wait – was that a design element?

  • http://youresomartha.wordpress.com Justine

    anya winning came out of left field. they *loved* olivieieieir’s jacket and viktor’s dress. i was so confused.

  • http://youresomartha.wordpress.com Justine

    anya winning came out of left field. they *loved* olivieieieir’s jacket and viktor’s dress. i was so confused.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KQSCZ4X56BINGVTD4O6HT2NVRQ Deborah

    I would guess; that since it was the HP Intel challenge, Anya got the win for having been able to mix the prints…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KQSCZ4X56BINGVTD4O6HT2NVRQ Deborah

    I would guess; that since it was the HP Intel challenge, Anya got the win for having been able to mix the prints…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

    What was with all the Black and White?!? I actually went back to see if that was a criteria… :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

      And I am so over all the team challenges… can we be done with that now please!?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

      And I am so over all the team challenges… can we be done with that now please!?!

    • Anonymous

      totally agreed!  i was like “ummmm… you guys DO have the complete palette available, yes?”  i couldn’t believe that all the fabrics on both teams were some variation of black and white.  sadly, i think bert’s unprinted clocks ~ which may or may not have been a winner ~ were one of the few prints with color.  it just goes to show that again, we’re dealing more with personalities than designers b/c none of them can take a bold stand with anything, or even manage to feel really passionately about many of their designs.

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

        Didn’t Becky design her cogs with color?? How weird that they must have vetoed it.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe they couldn’t figure out how to use color with the HP suite

    • suzq

      I agree.  Last year, there were color prints.  Maybe Bunim-Murray forgot to get colored ink cartridges for the challenge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

    What was with all the Black and White?!? I actually went back to see if that was a criteria… :P

  • Anonymous

    The only reason I could think of that Anya won over Olivier and Viktor is that it was a print challenge and she nailed it, in terms of combining prints, etc.

  • Anonymous

    The only reason I could think of that Anya won over Olivier and Viktor is that it was a print challenge and she nailed it, in terms of combining prints, etc.

  • Anonymous

    TRA-GAH-DEE.

    the most uninspired, droll prints and “collection” notes…  at least the producers deigned to give them 2 days to do the challenge, but they still made it as difficult as possible so that the dresses were sure to take a back seat to the drama.  even the team names were the opposite of innovative and inspired.  gah.

    josh’s need to dominate other people is really getting on my last.  throwing him off a pier would frankly be too nice.  i know bert often DOES mumble shit up under his breath, but flying off the handle bc someone says the fuck word from frustration at their printer is beyond immature.  but really what he was mad about was being second place last week and not the leader this week ~ and HOW AWFUL would “female village people” have been?!?  t.lo was right when they said last week that he is one of those people who has such an inflated view of self that he chafes when anyone/-thing challenges that view.  his apology was half-assed at best and self-serving at worst.

    i agree that viktor’s dress should have won.  another case of judge favoritism, and the producer’s desire to keep the prettiest girl (and the “OMG SHE COULDN’T EVEN SEW BEFORE” storyline) around as long as possible.  this episode was the shittiest of a shittastic season.  (sorry if my curse words have offended you, clinique.)

    • Anonymous

      You know what’s kind of amusing is that Bert didn’t even mumble the “f-word” last night. I believe he said ‘frickin’ and I thought it was obvious that he was talking about the printer not printing his design. It was totally obvs that Josh woke up in a bad mood because he didn’t win the previous challenge with his tree-skirt-monstronsity and was gunning for a fight. I’ve worked with those kinds of people before. They truly suck the life – and creativity – out of a room. Josh’s drama ruined most of the first day and I don’t think the designers have the skills to deal with his nonsense AND do good design. And you’re right – that idea about the Village People? Wow. So bad. ALSO – sorry, I’m on a roll – the entire runway presentation was his idea and it sucked! Blech. I’m over Josh.

      • Anonymous

        I thought it was obvious that he was talking about the printer not printing his design.

        He clearly was.  Josh was upset, as you say, that he’d lost the last challenge.  Also, he thought he was going to be the team captain.  You could tell he didn’t like it one single bit when Heidi said, “there are no team captains”.  So he tried to become the de facto captain with a lot of bullying.

        • Anonymous

          And he did not like it AT ALL when “his” team didn’t genuflect after he suggested doing a Village People collection.  That idea alone tells you how worthless he is not only as a human being but AS A DESIGNER.
          Village People!  Oh, am I plotzing.

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

      “throwing him off a pier would frankly be too nice.”

      In general, I don’t condone attempted drowning, but this made me laugh. I have a vision in my head of Becky, Kimberly and Bert shoving him, his tweezers and all his beauty products into a huge duffel bag, driving him to the closest body of water, and tossing him off. They high five each other, then go out for coffee.

      When I heard “Village People” I thought he was kidding, because who comes up with that as a serious theme?

      • Anonymous

        what cracked me up the most was how ever-loving SERIOUS he was about his vision being the one executed… he was genuinely offended no one thought it nearly as fierce as he did lolllllll.

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

          Oh man, I know. I think he truly didn’t understand that it was a totally ridiculous idea and that he could have been laughed off the stage. On the other hand, our illustrious crack-riddled judges might have hailed him as the next Alexander McQueen.

  • Anonymous

    TRA-GAH-DEE.

    the most uninspired, droll prints and “collection” notes…  at least the producers deigned to give them 2 days to do the challenge, but they still made it as difficult as possible so that the dresses were sure to take a back seat to the drama.  even the team names were the opposite of innovative and inspired.  gah.

    josh’s need to dominate other people is really getting on my last.  throwing him off a pier would frankly be too nice.  i know bert often DOES mumble shit up under his breath, but flying off the handle bc someone says the fuck word from frustration at their printer is beyond immature.  but really what he was mad about was being second place last week and not the leader this week ~ and HOW AWFUL would “female village people” have been?!?  t.lo was right when they said last week that he is one of those people who has such an inflated view of self that he chafes when anyone/-thing challenges that view.  his apology was half-assed at best and self-serving at worst.

    i agree that viktor’s dress should have won.  another case of judge favoritism, and the producer’s desire to keep the prettiest girl (and the “OMG SHE COULDN’T EVEN SEW BEFORE” storyline) around as long as possible.  this episode was the shittiest of a shittastic season.  (sorry if my curse words have offended you, clinique.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25500124 Eric Jacobs

    One reason that Anya’s dress was so good (i don’t think it should have won either…) was that she mixed the prints so well (and subtly), and you can only somewhat tell that from the picture in this post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25500124 Eric Jacobs

    One reason that Anya’s dress was so good (i don’t think it should have won either…) was that she mixed the prints so well (and subtly), and you can only somewhat tell that from the picture in this post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rocky-Wolfgang-Liberti/100002727529563 Rocky Wolfgang Liberti

    I apologize if anyone has already stated this (I don’t have the time to check all 250 posts!), but another reason Anya may have won was because she did the most interesting and successful work with the prints that were created.  While Victor’s dress was gorgeous, this was a print challenge, and a refined manipulation of the prints is what was showcased most in Anya’s work.    maybe???

  • Anonymous

    Okay so I am watching little not included videos on LIfetime from this episode and Laura says of herself AND I QUOTE: “Oh the pretty girls get picked first and we all know Becky is NOT in that category.” Dead to me.
    http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/video/designer-video-blogs/season-9/episode-7/thoughts-on-laura-kathleen

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

      What a bitch!

    • Anonymous

      woah, what a harsh bit of bitchery.

    • Anonymous

      OH MY GOD

    • Anonymous

      Dear Laura,

      The smart girls age well and grow in intelligence and grace and just get better and better.  Beauty fades while skills endure.  Enjoy the payoff in later years as you find that even the cool girls get wrinkles, sags and gray hair. In fact, enjoy the payoff now as in the real world of work, people you have discounted refuse to pull your chestnuts out of the fire.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, she is really an awful person. 

    • Anonymous

      You know what I see when I look at Laura?  “Housewife”, as in a Bravo! housewife.  Collagen lips, too much makeup, dried-out poofy hair.  And no individuality.  When I look at Becky, I see fine features, good skin and a personal style that suits her.

      Of course, “pretty is as pretty does”, and by that test, Laura is definitely the ugly one.

      • Anonymous

        Well said. 

    • Anonymous

      Yikes.

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

      Jesus, Mary and Frank. Laura is way too impressed with herself. And she ain’t that pretty.

    • Anonymous

      Delicious. God I love Laura, as much as I love Josh, and I love how they love each other. Team Joshaura! Team Assertive. May I ride your sweet, succulent enmities all the way through the finale.

    • Anonymous

      I might also add that there was a clear and audible tonal break in the middle of Laura’s statements, along with a suspicious cutting of the scene from her confessional video to the runway selection, right between when she says “Pretty girls always get picked first” and “I definitely wouldn’t put Becky in that category.” People always say “BUT THEY CANT PUT WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH!!!” about the editing, but yes they can, and that’s how – they alter the context. She could have been not putting Becky in any number of categories (stylish, promising, talented, fresh) but she is obviously way too smart to call anyone ugly in comparison to herself on LIFETIME of all networks.

      • Anonymous

        sorry – Ibuyit. Hook line and sinker that she said JUST that AND meant it.

    • Anonymous

      I do agree that that clip seemed to be edited.  Tacky

    • Anonymous

       OMG  – After watching that clip – we get Miss Orange and Nina at heightened Bitchery! 

      http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/video/judges-video-blogs/season-9/episode-7/judges-video-blog-episode-7 

      Orangeman – pulls out the Becky Home-ecky slams out and Nina GLEEFUL joins in. 

      It makes it clear why they are okay with Josh’es behavior – he was acting in their mold.

      On top of that the Kors said that she (becky) got into design QUITE LATE IN LIFE?!?!?!?!?   She is now 38, is it?  And got in at 35??? 

      WHat the hell hope does Bert (or Peach?) have. What an Ass.   35 (maybe 13 years passed college age?)  is not exactly in her 80s!  SO Kors how do you feel about YOUR CUSTOMERS who are almost all over 35 to 40?

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

      I just watched that video. Several weeks ago, TLo said that Josh is the kind of gay man who makes other people believe that all gay men hate women. His comment that other women are jealous of Laura because she’s blond and beautiful does nothing to prove them wrong. I am so sick of that attitude. We are not all jealous of blond women, beautiful women, or blond, beautiful women.  Great Holy Mary Mother of God, Josh is SUCH a shallow asshole. He and Laura deserve each other.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, what a boring dress. And why is it on Bert’s model?

  • Anonymous

    And what might Becky have designed if Josh hadn’t been assholing it around all over the place? Is this a design show or an I have balls show?

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t actually watch the show, because I am so over this non-design crap, but I did drop in for the decision. I caught a few comments about the  impeccability of Olivier’s jacket, and I was not impressed. It was by far the best work we’ve seen from him, and an nice departure, but nothing spectacular, and the fit was off. She needed some padding, or something.

  • http://twitter.com/CestmoiLola CestmoiLola

    “Der plegma. Dat comes in der tubes.” And if you don’t get that reference, shame on you.’

    Was Marisa Berenson wearing one of her delicious hats? I’m sincerely jealous!

  • http://twitter.com/yup_lester lester

    Viktor should have been the victor. It was no competition. 

  • Anonymous

    They must have edited out all the raves about Anya’s look, except for that one brief mention of the way she puts prints together.  Her sudden win was a real head-scratcher.

    I almost fast forwarded every time they started focusing on Josh.  Completely unwatchable.  The worst part is, I can guarantee he is going to Lincoln Center because they have made him into The Villain ™.  I’m not sure I can stomach it.
    Not used to feeling sad after watching PR.

  • Anonymous

    I feel so bad for Becky. Apparently, trying to please your teammates while including elements of your own aesthetic in is grounds for people accusing you of not having a strong point of view. A few episodes ago, after Josh (and Laura — I mean, hello!) started picking on her for no reason, it seems like everyone just began assuming that she had no good ideas or skills, and that somehow she was a lower tier of designer than the rest. Her execution has always been great, her styling instincts are usually excellent — her designs aren’t perfect, but I think they’re fun and quirky, and I wish I’d gotten to see more.

    As for the auf last night — Becky’s look was under-designed, but definitely not the worst thing on the runway. Laura’s jumpsuit was sloppy and sad and boring as hell, Josh’s outfit was an amalgamation of horrible decisions (including those ugly, terribly cut pants), Kim’s outfit failed to utilize any prints and was unflattering to the extreme, and Anthony Ryan’s sad 70′s bow top totally overwhelmed anything that was cute about his skirt.

    And yes, Viktor absolutely should have won. His design was by far the best in a collection of (mostly) strong looks. Anya’s look, while chic and deserving of praise, is pulling from the Mondo bag of tricks — take a very simple silhouette and arrange prints on it in an appealing way. Mondo was the master of that.

    • Melanie S.

      I admit, when she won I sort of thought “so Mondo knock-offs can win challenges when Mondo himself can’t win the show?”  Ah well…

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I think it’s that Mondo set a trend, and now it’s being followed, and you know how they love to see people who are “on trend.”   

  • Anonymous

    What a waste of Betsey Johnson! Why wasn’t she a judge? So they could squeeze in some actress as judge?!

    • Anonymous

      Maybe she sensed the bad joo joo eminating from Captain Clinique and ran for the hills.

    • Anonymous

      I think she was too busy counting the money from HP and Intel.

    • Anonymous

      I think she was too busy counting the money from HP and Intel.

  • fragileindustries

    Win: I can’t fight Anya’s win.  She seemed to contribute the most to the success of the group and made the best use of prints.  Look at the subtle kaleidoscope piecing of the bodice of the dress.  Not a showstopping look, but no one designer this season is a showstopper.  I would have thrown my empty merlot bottle at the screen had Olivier won.  His pants were just this side of horrible.  The jacket may have shown good tailoring (I didn’t get the collective ecstasy — it didn’t compliment the model, no matter how fabulous the construction) but the pants had no fit at all and were a clear afterthought.  If the judges noticed the pants, that discussion didn’t make it to the episode.  Plus, I’m tired of the big ball gown always winning the competition by default.  Sorry Victor, nice gown, but Anya’s subtle display of technique and true teamwork deserves a win.

    Auf: For personality and overdoing the bling, Josh deserved an auf three or four episodes ago.  I’d want Becky on my team for sewing skills, but her designs always have a sad etsy vibe. If Josh leaves next week, my sense of fair play and justice in the universe will survive.Please note that all terms like best and worst this season are relative, as these designers are all from the lower side of the bell curve.  

  • fragileindustries

    Win: I can’t fight Anya’s win.  She seemed to contribute the most to the success of the group and made the best use of prints.  Look at the subtle kaleidoscope piecing of the bodice of the dress.  Not a showstopping look, but no one designer this season is a showstopper.  I would have thrown my empty merlot bottle at the screen had Olivier won.  His pants were just this side of horrible.  The jacket may have shown good tailoring (I didn’t get the collective ecstasy — it didn’t compliment the model, no matter how fabulous the construction) but the pants had no fit at all and were a clear afterthought.  If the judges noticed the pants, that discussion didn’t make it to the episode.  Plus, I’m tired of the big ball gown always winning the competition by default.  Sorry Victor, nice gown, but Anya’s subtle display of technique and true teamwork deserves a win.

    Auf: For personality and overdoing the bling, Josh deserved an auf three or four episodes ago.  I’d want Becky on my team for sewing skills, but her designs always have a sad etsy vibe. If Josh leaves next week, my sense of fair play and justice in the universe will survive.Please note that all terms like best and worst this season are relative, as these designers are all from the lower side of the bell curve.  

  • fragileindustries

    Win: I can’t fight Anya’s win.  She seemed to contribute the most to the success of the group and made the best use of prints.  Look at the subtle kaleidoscope piecing of the bodice of the dress.  Not a showstopping look, but no one designer this season is a showstopper.  I would have thrown my empty merlot bottle at the screen had Olivier won.  His pants were just this side of horrible.  The jacket may have shown good tailoring (I didn’t get the collective ecstasy — it didn’t compliment the model, no matter how fabulous the construction) but the pants had no fit at all and were a clear afterthought.  If the judges noticed the pants, that discussion didn’t make it to the episode.  Plus, I’m tired of the big ball gown always winning the competition by default.  Sorry Victor, nice gown, but Anya’s subtle display of technique and true teamwork deserves a win.

    Auf: For personality and overdoing the bling, Josh deserved an auf three or four episodes ago.  I’d want Becky on my team for sewing skills, but her designs always have a sad etsy vibe. If Josh leaves next week, my sense of fair play and justice in the universe will survive.Please note that all terms like best and worst this season are relative, as these designers are all from the lower side of the bell curve.  

  • Lori

    Won’t T & Lo be surprised when they find out that’s not even Becky’s print.   Not that Becky’s print was much better, but it was more original. 

    I’m sorry that B/M has such a firm hold on our show now that they didn’t feel it necessary to give Becky any redemption.  She did not deserve all the shit she had to take from Josh. 

    Josh is not entertaining, he is not as talented as he thinks he is, he’s a son of a bitch and he’s clearly the future of Project Runway.

    • Anonymous

       That is my biggest complaint.  Last night some people were posting that Becky’s was boring (Although I thought it was cute and would wear it).   But my biggest problem is that PR essentially victimize her twice.  (and rewards her abuser).  Yes she sould have fought back, but when Bert does, he gets slammed as well.  She was twice put in a no win. 

      As far as “TEAMS” being a “normal” design process – Josh was not anyone’s boss he was their competitor.   If he had abused her in other ways, would that be acceptable?  Picture other scenarios.  Would they tolerate that behavior?  If there is not a code of conduct/ethics there still should be simple decency. 

      I tough Ping and a bunch of others were flakes and that they produced trash – but even they would not deserve this treatment – especially  by a fellow contestant.

      • Anonymous

        My biggest problem with this season is the way that the producers seem to be promoting Josh’s ongoing bullying, without any apparent consequences. The way he’s terrorizing everyone is unconscionable. One of the best things to come out of last season was a clear, anti-bullying theme.

  • http://inkyheels.tumblr.com Inky Heels

    Oh Viktor, he should have won!  That dressed moved so well as the  model walked the runway and really would be a head-turner depending on the event.  I thought Anya’s was dull but she has been creeping up as a favorite,  mostly due to her “I just learned to sew” shtick.  I agree with the other commentors who think this is just an act on her part.  I’m starting to dislike her b/c of this subterfuge.

    All that said, I am amazed that Josh did not get kicked off.  His outfit was so hideous and I tumbled into a laughing fit when he angrily defended it, going on about the high quality precision and tailoring or whatever that he put into it.  Both his and Becky’s were the worst outfits in this challenge and it clear from this ep that she was getting the auf.

    I was a little amazed at how much time they spent on giving Josh center stage with his sadness and anger and tears and calling his daddy and I miss my mommy melodrama.  Yeesh.  Dial it back, Lifetime.  Your editing has already mastered the flair for the obvious and this episode was so Josh-centric that it was pathetic. 

  • Anonymous

    For the moment I’m totally buying the argument that Anya won on technical points – her use of the two fabrics met the challenge’s requirements and her garment was fine, even good.

    Not my favorite by a long shot, but I can see how it could end up on top.

    Becky should have lasted longer, she has the skills and the design sense but sadly (for whatever various reasons in different challenges) she didn’t always deploy her full abilities. I disliked this effort, the top looked cheap. On technical points, whether the print was good or awful or just awfully derivative, her use of it was nothing to write home about.

    • Anonymous

      her use of the two fabrics met the challenge’s requirements

      But that wasn’t a “requirement”.  They were specifically told that they needed to use the fabric in three of the garments.  They could use it in all, but it was not required that they do so.  If the judges did use that as a criterion, then they misled and cheated the design teams.

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

        … but would that be so surprising though??

        • Anonymous

          Unfortunately, no.  There have been times when I have wondered if the judges even knew what the challenge was!

      • Anonymous

        Huh. I guess I totally read that into it. (I was ‘watching’ while doing other things, so not surprising I got that wrong.)

        Well, then I guess it will go down as another incomprehensible decision, unless they post something relevant in extended judging clips.

        It is frustrating not to understand the decisions made, when you would think that (most of the time) it would take very little air time to include a few comments or some discussion that would make the decisions more comprehensible.

      • Anonymous

        Huh. I guess I totally read that into it. (I was ‘watching’ while doing other things, so not surprising I got that wrong.)

        Well, then I guess it will go down as another incomprehensible decision, unless they post something relevant in extended judging clips.

        It is frustrating not to understand the decisions made, when you would think that (most of the time) it would take very little air time to include a few comments or some discussion that would make the decisions more comprehensible.

      • Anonymous

        Huh. I guess I totally read that into it. (I was ‘watching’ while doing other things, so not surprising I got that wrong.)

        Well, then I guess it will go down as another incomprehensible decision, unless they post something relevant in extended judging clips.

        It is frustrating not to understand the decisions made, when you would think that (most of the time) it would take very little air time to include a few comments or some discussion that would make the decisions more comprehensible.

  • http://inkyheels.tumblr.com Inky Heels

    Oh and as for Laura, well, she is such a predictable princess-y mean girl type that she doesn’t even warrant more attention than passing contempt.  She’s not as stylish or as good a designer as she likes to think she is.

    • Anonymous

      I keep going back and forth with Laura. At first I didn’t like her because she seemed like a rich girl who likes clothes and therefore thinks she can design. Then, she seemed to settle in and work hard, which I appreciated. But her designs are not great. Then, in this episode, when she said she sees herself as the love child of Oscar de la Renta and Betsey Johnson, I guffawed oh so very loudly.  Whaaaaat?

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

        Gah! I forgot about that Oscar de la Renta/Betsey Johnson comment. I rolled my eyes so far to the back of my head I almost passed out. (not really, but the comment was certainly worthy of a major eyeroll)

  • Stephen Trask

    It didn’t occur to me until just now but, in as much as this was a team challenge with each designer responsible for his/her own look, this episode was actually a rip-off of “The Fashion Show,” which is a rip-off of “PR.  How meta.

  • Erin Walser

    Has anyone else

    • fragileindustries

      No.

  • Anonymous

    I’m okay with Anya winning. The challenge was about using the prints, and she did a really good job with that. It’s nice to have the close-up pictures to look at. I didn’t think too much of her dress on the runway, but now I can see all the details with how she used the fabrics.

    I don’t think that Anya is a snake in the grass or manipulative–I think she’s just one of those people who gets along with everyone and knows how to handle diverse groups of people and situations. She’s probably been in beauty pageants all her life (the original reality shows), so she most likely learned this lesson when she was a toddler. I think she’s really aware of how to manage her image, but she seems genuine to me.    

    As for Becky, that was a sad little outfit. I was sorry to see her go over Josh because I don’t like seeing bad behavior get rewarded. But I guess he makes for more drama, so he stays. Sigh.

  • Anonymous

    I’m okay with Anya winning. The challenge was about using the prints, and she did a really good job with that. It’s nice to have the close-up pictures to look at. I didn’t think too much of her dress on the runway, but now I can see all the details with how she used the fabrics.

    I don’t think that Anya is a snake in the grass or manipulative–I think she’s just one of those people who gets along with everyone and knows how to handle diverse groups of people and situations. She’s probably been in beauty pageants all her life (the original reality shows), so she most likely learned this lesson when she was a toddler. I think she’s really aware of how to manage her image, but she seems genuine to me.    

    As for Becky, that was a sad little outfit. I was sorry to see her go over Josh because I don’t like seeing bad behavior get rewarded. But I guess he makes for more drama, so he stays. Sigh.

  • Anonymous

    Ah – poor Becky. I haz a sad. I think I kept hoping Becky would turn into Peach.

  • Anonymous

    In my little fantasy, Becky went out with a bitchy little “Take that!”  So – she sees the writing on the wall… she knows her team is going down, and she knows she’s auf’d.  Her final act is to remake that skirt a third time, and put Josh’s hideous print right there where it could not possibly be overllooked. She has nothing to lose, and maybe-just-maybe they’ll be so put off by his contribution, that he’ll be on the block with her. Mission accomplished. Savvy tactical move. I like to think that’s just how it went down.

  • Anonymous

    Anya won the team vote, 2 (Anya + Bryce) to everyone else’s 1. The team won the design competition and they worked so well together, the judges just gave the solo win to Most Popular.

  • Anonymous

    Anya’s dress was a cute little flight attendant outfit for an airline that’s trying to be hipper yet still practical.  But the winner? No, I don’t understand how that happened. Maybe it had something to do with having 5 judges this time to counter the Michael-Nina voting block. That’s the only explanation I can see based on how much La Chica and the Duchess liked Viktor’s and Olivier’s designs.

    Poor Becky.  I think there’s a much better designer in her than we got to see.  Team challenges suck, especially this year.  And it’s interesting to see that Michael Kors could tell Josh was a bully just from the runway. His time will be over soon, but not before Bryce who should have a big bull’s eye on him next week.  

    • Anonymous

      But sadly the message the PR producers have fostered through their enabling behavior with Josh is that bullying behavior pays off, in that you get to play the role of the villain for a few more shows (beyond what ones “talent” might permit) and get oodles of face time on the screen.

      In an age where most recently bullying behavior has been called out and there’s been a focus on getting the message out that bullying is not ok, I find it completely reprehensible that the PR production team has allowed this behavior of Josh’s to get the airtime it has.

      I am fiercely rooting for his aufing now each week.

      srq

  • Anonymous

    I really liked Becky’s jacket—especially the unusual sleeve treatment. My feeling is that either Laura should have gone for her avoidance of using the print, or Josh should have been auf’d for designing the print in the first place.  And for being a total jerk. 

  • Anonymous

    Anya’s dress–prints or not prints—is a profile very reminiscent of mid-60s Mod fashion with the possible exception of the deep-V back, which seems to have replaced her reverse racerback.

    And she has continued to prove that she can’t do sleeves, since Viktor set her for her.

  • Anonymous

    Josh was named co-winner for the New Balance challenge. He didn’t deserve it, but he got immunity.

    • Anonymous

      And he won that challenge for the exact same behavior he was rightfully chastised for in this one.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, that may explain Anya’s win this week, since she designed the garment for which Josh won.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610879738 Kira Lewallen

    T Lo,
    Are there really 42 collections from the remaining designers? Or are you guys just exaggerating? :) If yes, why so many? 
    Thanks!

    • Sara__B

       They’re exaggerating. Only 9 collections, but it probably felt like 42.

  • http://twitter.com/thebestjasmine Jasmine

    When they announced that Anya was the winner, I literally could not remember a single thing about her outfit.  I remembered Viktor’s, and Oliver’s jacket, and Bryce’s sad thing, but not a single thing about Anya’s.  And now I see it up above, and understand exactly why I couldn’t remember it, because it was the most boring of her whole team.

    Becky’s was the worst of her team.  I was sad to see Becky go (only because hello, Josh was in the bottom with her), but not in the least surprised.  

  • http://houseofestrogen.typepad.com/ Ann

    Viktor was robbed. I’m still fuming about it today. Anya’s dress was fine. It definitely deserved to be near the top, but hands-down, Viktor should have taken the win.

  • Toto Maya

    Viktor should have won. I feel like Anya’s win was similar to what they do at the Oscars, when they decide that someone is overdue for an award so they give it to them for whatever crap they’ve recently come out with. Anya’s was cute but it was not even in the top 3 in my opinion. They gave it to her because she’s Anya and she hasn’t won yet. But Viktor deserved the win.

    I’m okay with Becky getting the auf. She wasn’t going anywhere fast and all of her outfits looked like that. I was kind of hoping they would kick off Josh because he was being such an asshole and needed to be humbled, but her outfit was worse and her body of work was worse.

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

      By the end of the season, the judges will be presenting Anya with a PR Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

    Anya’s look was my favorite of the episode.  Plus, I feel like she pretty much led the team and came up with most of the important concepts that allowed the collection to flourish.  Victor and Olivier had looks that were just about as good as Anya’s though.

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

    Anya’s look was my favorite of the episode.  Plus, I feel like she pretty much led the team and came up with most of the important concepts that allowed the collection to flourish.  Victor and Olivier had looks that were just about as good as Anya’s though.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

    Why did Anya’s dress win over Viktor’s gown (who does he think he is? “I’m not the gown guy”. Of course he is, look at what he’s produced so far.) and Olivier’s jacket and pants. The print. The dress is made from the fabric which the team designed (2 fabrics, in fact) and that was part of the shtick: this is the HP challenge, where the product placement is ridiculous and the dress was all about the fabric (and therefore the products). Don’t think for a moment that the producers aren’t thinking about how they can do a mini-ad which celebrates PR’s relationship with HP, the way they did when Christian Siriano and Chris March won the avant garde challenge and the producers made a promo about the relationship between PR and Loréal Studio Secrets hair products, or whatever that was. Yes, Olivier’s outfit had the pants made from one of the team-made fabrics, but those were nothing to write home about, design-wise. All the judges talked about was the jacket, which used fabrics from Mood. Anya takes the win for making something with the team-made fabric. It’s that simple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

    Am I the only one who doesn’t hate Josh?  lol  He’s totally OTT and dramatic, but he’s also pretty standup to admit wrongness.  And I personally believe they’re sincere apologies…  :D  I was quite shocked how everyone kept harping on about it all when it seemed they’d all kissed and teamed up, actually.  Fake accepting of apologies is just as heinous as fake apologies.  
    Becky was the right aufing.  Her “defense” of making the skirt a million times and no one telling her to make it better?  Dumb.  And what she said backstage when team Nuts n Bolts had lost was uncalled for.  She was given plenty of opportunity to shine and she never quite managed it.  
    All that being said, another team challenge?  Really?  C’mon, already!  I so want to be enjoying this more than I am!

    • Anonymous

      Bullsh–
      “he’s also pretty standup to admit wrongness”

      There is NOTHING stand up about him.  NOTHING.   You don’t F with others REPEATEDLY that way as an “accident” .  It is a strategy and a callous self-centeredness.   

      And his phony apologies are manipulative. 

      Some loon I worked in the same office with (but did not work with)  attacked me regularly in front of a room full of people.  And would apologize in private (trying to make it seem like *I* was a jerk if I did not accept.   
      Josh is apologizing – after being HUGELY disruptive so that he can later say “look at that jerk Bert/Becky.  Acting like that.  I DID apologize; how dare they not “accept” 

      • Anonymous

        And, typically, he didn’t do the mature thing and apologize privately to Bert (or even just to his team).  No, he had to “stop the presses” and make a big production out of it.  What a putz.  There is nothing fun in his drama, just bullshit drama for its own sake.  Get him his own reality show (so I can not watch it), and get him off this one already!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

        I can see your point…  Its probably just naivete on my part, but I like to think he made the announcement because he felt he had the meltdown in front of everyone and EVERYONE deserved the apology.  And also because he does love the sound of his own voice!  :)  And you, yourself, were in a position of being attacked publicly and apologised to privately; did you not ever feel that person should say sorry to everyone in front of everyone because their behaviour was inappropriate and disrupting in the workplace?  I don’t like defending how he acted because it was totally assholey, but guess I just don’t think he was the only asshole in the room.  

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

      I’m not impressed with his apologies. If he was sincere he would have done it in private and not made a production about it. He’s all about starring in his own movie. I was SOOO hoping they would just all keep working and ignore him while he was making his stupid announcement/apology. 

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

    TLo, I just wanted to say that I love how the number of PR collections you had to see kept increasing. I suspect by the end of the weekend, it will be up to 3,742.

    Also, dudes! You’re working your little butts off. I hope you have time for lots of fun too.

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    I understand why they kicked Becky off, she hasn’t done anything exciting… but I loved that they made Josh sweat, and I would have cheered if they’d kicked him off instead. What a whiny little bitch he is.

  • Anonymous

    Just saw this comment on Tumblr (while looking for Nina’s requested GIF):

    “I’ve seen every episode of every season of project runway despite the fact that I rarely blog about it. However last nights episode has one of the MOST immaculate collections I have EVER seen on the show. Jeremy’s team (my favorite for this season) had perfect cohesion between the group. Every single piece in that collection I want in my own closet. Check it out!”

    Ummmm, WHAT?!

    • Alina Badus

      Who’s Jeremy?

      • Now I am The Bee

        I wonder if that blogger was watching a different season–a rerun of …. I don’t know!  I just looked up all the contestants since the beginning of PR–not one Jeremy in the bunch! 

  • beth oberle

    Thank you! I caught that immediately and wondered if anyone else did. I just read through 8 pages of comments here to see if anyone else did too. I even sent to Betsey’s website to see if I could find an image of it but I think it might be in her spring 2012 collection that hasn’t been released yet.

  • beth oberle

    Thank you! I caught that immediately and wondered if anyone else did. I just read through 8 pages of comments here to see if anyone else did too. I even sent to Betsey’s website to see if I could find an image of it but I think it might be in her spring 2012 collection that hasn’t been released yet.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. More than 400 comments! Okay, I’ll throw another one on the pile.

    I was very surprised Anya won.  I like her dress and would totally wear it, but I really thought Oliviovaries or Viktor would have won, based on judges’ comments and the quality of designs and construction.

    As for the auf, it was Becky’s time. Sorry Becky, but you’ve sent drabness down the runway one too many times.

    As for the drama, well, that was really silly. Josh lost his shit for no reason. Glad he apologized but he continues to bug the crap out of me. Glad to see him called out on his antics and the fact that his work doesn’t really back up his attitude.

  • Beth Reed

    I didn’t watch either…damn that guy in Arizona for killing my (along with 5,000,000 others’) power.

    Upon seeing “Congratulations, Anya!”, I think I’ll skip this episode.

  • Anonymous

    Just finished watching this episode.  It made my kitten tummy hurt!  It was a theatre of oppression!

  • Anonymous

    I’m late to the party. I didn’t get to watch it until this afternoon, but I had a very visceral reaction to Joshua and his histrionics. That was… “Meh”. Seriously? Jeffrey (villain) combined with Ivy (nutbag) with a soupçon of Jack Mac (narcissistic, yet slightly tragic). But the big difference between Joshua and any of his predecessors is that he is completely false. He’s playing everything for the cameras, and doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anything but extending his 15 minutes of fame.

    • Now I am The Bee

      Well said.  Total self regard.  (I mean–who else has their OWN name tatooed on their arm) 

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

    Wait, where was I.. I thought that Olivier’s jacket won !!! I must have blanked out .. so weird!

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

      Maybe you were just using logic. How silly!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66KPZ36LMHMRQOX3HIJGHRNNUA MandyM

    What I don’t understand is why Anya’s cute but ho-hum dress won after the judges had orgasms over Oliver’s cute little jacket. I thought Nina might just rush the runway and rip that little number right off the model. Then they chose fricking ANYA over him or Viktor who made that lovely gown. I am sick to death of PR this season. I don’t know who is pulling the strings over there but it just plain sucks ass this year.

    • Anonymous

      I think they are secretly deciding that Anya is the winner.  Therefore she has to win something so that when her collection wins in the end, they will look like this is justified.

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

        I don’t know about Anya winning (although it’s not impossible), but it did very much feel like Her Turn to win. She more or less hinted at this at the start of the episode.

  • Anonymous

    Der plegma. Dat comes in der tubes! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Was Olivier’s jacket well tailored?  It looked off to me. Didn’t the judges say that was the best of Project Runway?  That is a load crap.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my god, when Lifetime or HP showcases “ombre” for the 1,000 time this season.  There are others words in fashion people!  I got the ombre effect the first time you mentioned it.  Wishing I had a DVR.

  • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

    Oh Becky.  If only you had grown a pair.  This episode was absolutely disgusting.  Anya winning was a surprise but I didn’t care that much.  Another “whatever” outcome to an increasingly “ugh” season. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

    I don’t know, I thought the way she inset the other pattern into the sides was subtle and artful and deserved kudos. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

      And by she, I meant Anya. God, and I’m supposed to be a law student. Damn indefinite pronouns. 

  • Pennymac

    What’s really funny to me is that, even though TLo has not seen the episode at the time of this posting, their first paragraph on this post sums it up perfectly!

  • Anonymous

    The main thing I got out of this episode is that Bryce was DAMN lucky that they determined that the losing team had to have the auf’ee.  His was less ‘designed’ than Becky’s…the jacket was at least something.

    Oh, and no way Anya should have won–should have been Viktor or Precious Moments.  And thank you Viktor for saying what I knew all along…ANYA CAN’T MAKE SLEEVES.  She’s nicer than I expected…but there’s always that undercurrent that I feel like she’s manipulating the judges and fellow contestants.  We’ve all known that girl who flashes that smile and gets exactly what she wants.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t even brain this episode, so I will ask as an aside: Am I the only one who hears Santino-doing-Tim-Gunn-impression every time that ombre commercial comes on?  “Where’s ombre?”

  • Anonymous

    I’m so sad that Becky didn’t get to show at Fashion Week.  I would have liked to have seen what she could have put together with time, sleep, and no bullies in her face.  I really liked her initial items and wanted to see more.  

  • Anonymous

    I know that you boys are oh so busy, and I know that this is completely off topic, but I’ve been seeing commercials for the upcoming Miss Universe pageant on Monday evening, and it while I don’t watch the pageant itself, I do so enjoy your unique take on the national costumes!   I’m stocking up on poise pads in preparation and in full anticpation of laughing until I wet ‘em.   Please oh please don’t leave me dry and disappointed!

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

    I can’t believe how annoying Joshua is, sometimes I see people like him on tv and I wonder how do they manage to get through life :’( it’s embarrassing for the human kind in general

  • bethannstamps

    loved V’s gown, that’s a given,  but enuf credit was not given for that handmade print, it made the dress.and by far this group had the best prints which isn’t saying much as Josh’s group was baaaaad. but then they did have a lot to deal with Josh, Bert and sad Becks.i never got her so called rockabilly style, never once saw a hint of it.

  • josh a

    Anya won also  probably because of her kaleidoscope idea on the video – which was part of the challenge!

  • Anonymous

    i like team challenges, but this one wasted a good hp intel pattern challenge. the pattern challenges are always the best : the designers get to really add an extra layer of themselves and its fun and cool to see them all in the end. this week scarified that for a theme that meant they’d have to pick and chose the “best” patterns (also was there a limit on the amount of pattern fabric? seems steep considering the whole team would have to use the patterns.)  while squashing any good individual point of view. wasted!

  • Anonymous

    While I was never much a fan of Becky’s work, I’m not sure she deserved to go in this episode: but she had unfortunately failed to gain any momentum with the judges – she was the only person on her team who hadn’t won a challenge – and hence was sent home. Any one of the people on her team, Bert excepted, could have gone home. Well, perhaps not Kimberly, but hers was not so great, either.

    I think Anya won for several reasons:
    1) Those who run the show have decided that Anya is The Star! (Not to be confused with The Starr.*)
    2) She received thee most votes of confidence from her teammates (albeit, one was from herself).
    3) Bryce clearly didn’t deserve to win. (His was, unsurprisingly, easily the weakest outfit on his team.)
    4) Anthony, Viktor, and Olivier had already won challenges and the judges wanted to spread the wins around.

    To be fair, Anya did actually deserve a fair amount of credit in the overall effect of the collection, though I think Anthony was more the lead creative voice, and for the post-production aspects of the video backdrop – on top of which, she did mix prints well. I am not, however, thrilled with how the show seems to be pushing Anya – it’s hardly the first time the show has done that, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

    * I think I’d prefer The Starr.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe we are looking at the new Mrs. Weinstein!

      • Anonymous

        OK, I felt weird “Liking” a reply to my own comment, but I genuinely laughed out loud at that.

      • Anonymous

        OK, I felt weird “Liking” a reply to my own comment, but I genuinely laughed out loud at that.

  • Anonymous

    Viktor’s dress was no doubt the best design, but hey this challenge was more than design.

  • Anonymous

    I have no idea why Anya won this challenge.  I thought hers was boring.  The only outfit on the team that I did like were Anthony’s and Viktor’s.  I can’t believe Nina didn’t call Bryce on the red tank top and shorts deal.  I thought Anya’s was boring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713709401 Randy Noak

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Becky is like Velma from the Scooby Doo gang. No one wants to be on her team when they split up. Either that or she’s a poor man’s Wendy Pepper.

  • Anonymous

    The difference between the winner and loser was about 1/16 of an inch. What happened to the love of Viktor and Olivier. Personally I thought poor little Olivier deserved the win. It took every bit of his courage to ask for it.

    Sewing Siren

  • Anonymous

    Not sure why Anya won.  it’s a cute dress buy nothing spectacular.  Thought Viktor has this one in the bag.  It was Becky’s time to go.  Her whining was as annoying as Josh’s bitching.  Grow a set of balls girls and design or shut up and go home.  

  • vmcdanie

    T Lo, for all your complaints about The Duchess, your critique of Becky’s outfit sounds exactly like his (I am not sassing. I say with love. The Duchess was actually quite on his game this week.)

    As I played couch judge, I picked Anya too even if the black and white got kind of dull after a while. The shape of the dress was kind of dull but I was really impressed with the way she blended those two different patterns together so seamlessly-it reminded me of a monochrome Uli. I was surprised when she won though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540154601 Teri Zelasko

    ok, help me out here. How can Michael say that this is not a seamstress competition? Every week of every season all of the judges point out errors in sewing and dismiss contestants because they can’t sew.  That makes it a sewing competition, not a design competition in my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001491788596 Tammy Sue

    Oh good grieffffff!!! Have any of you been selected to go on PR??! no wonder ur here bashing and criticizing..i understand every one is entitled to their own opinion but the girl won because the JUDGES… the acclaimed PROFESSIONALS chose her…y aren’t we on their case for their CHOICE as the winner…woww…it never ceases to amaze me how ppl try to tear down others..y don’t you make a collection and go on PR..see if u stand a chance!

  • Anonymous

    At first I couldn’t figure out why Anya won either. The dress looks so ordinary and the black sleeves look like they don’t belong. It’s like a sleeveless dress on top of a black t-shirt. But you know what? This was the print challenge and she was the only one who fully embraced the prints. The other designers just used the prints whereas she featured them. 
    Olivier’s jacket was spectacular and I want it! But this was a prints challenge. I wonder if the outcome would have been different he used one of the prints on that jacket.

  • Anonymous

    I have tailored many a garment and Olivier’s “impeccably tailored” jacket was actually badly constructed.  The chest area was puckery and looked hollow.  The sleeve heads were horrible, completely unacceptable.  Take a closer look at the tops of the sleeves and how rippled and ridged they are.  Tailoring emphasizes perfectly smooth sleeve heads.  Michael Kors was probably off his medication this episode.  

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone notice Tim’s shirt on the first day of the competition? It looked like Bert’s gingham underwear.

  • Anonymous

    Anya is the judges’ pet this season. They’ve spent a lot of time talking about how she only learned to sew four months ago and isn’t that AMAZING. They’re so wowed that the dog can talk that they don’t really care what it says.

    Not calling Anya a dog. That’s a literary reference.

    Also, what Anya has to say, fashionwise, isn’t bad. It’s just that the judges seem to be giving her extra bonus points because OMGSHEONLYLEARNED4MONTHSAGO.

    Becky really went “seamstress” this episode. She was been making clothes, not fashion. Could there be a more basic shape to that skirt? She made it three times. The fact that she could make it three times really highlights that there’s nothing to it. It’s a couple of pieces of cloth. Her craftsmanship is great–the skirt fits well and looks well finished–but there’s nothing that makes it stand out from a million other skirts you can find at any J.C. Penney. Ditto on the top. The jacket had a little something, but not near enough to make it stand out from the bland separates of the rest of the outfit.

  • girl crow

    Did it infuriate anyone else that “cancelled” was spelt “canceled”? Argh.

  • Anonymous

    Oooooo, this is kinda fun!  Maybe you guys should do “blind” reviews every now and then just for kicks.

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  • http://twitter.com/moniquestring Alex

    Offensive, unwarranted stereotypes, anyone?  ”Becky made the classic mistake many women do; they try too hard to get along – to be a nice girl.” Actually, Becky was operating within a bullying, scapegoating system that extends to the entire enabling structure of PR, its sponsors, and (arguably) large swaths of its viewing audience.  Within such a system, Becky’s stance is easily blamingly mis-labelled as embodying the fault “trying too hard to be a nice girl.” If the system in which Becky found herself valued ways of treating people that Becky clearly values–i.e., if, like Becky, the enablers in the context were instead hesitant to treat human beings like garbage, or to condone that happening–then Becky’s behavior would — entirely appropriately– be more easily normalized. Although she clearly suffered from a regrettable lack of confidence– not to mention from having been raised in a Project-Runway-like cult!–Becky’s more admirable (even if imperfect) qualities would then be easier to tout.  A big difference between Becky’s way of acting and that of other aggressive and passive-aggressive evil-doers on the show is that Becky’s value system (however complex an artifact of repression, recovering or abiding Christianity, naivete, and deeper decency it may be) clearly would not allow her to behave as abusively as others on the show did (even if she’d been able to seize more power on the show).  Becky deserves more far more empathy and clear-seeing than she has so far received from this audience, I feel.  And, as someone else noted, how *can* Tim Gunn fail to call Josh and others on all these over-the-top instances of bullying?  For shame.