T LOunge

Posted on September 01, 2011

Who’s up for some good Polish vodka? The Bitter Kittens are!

35mm Music Club at the Multikino Złote Tarasy Cinema in Warsaw, Poland designed by Robert Majkut.

Yes, dolls, we’re dashing off to Warsaw and you’re all coming with us. We’ll all squeeze into First Class and annoy the air waitresses with our cheeky drunkenness.

Designer Kenneth Cole and Zanna Roberts, Senior Fashion Editor of Marie Claire Magazine.

Zanna’s a fun guest judge. Much better than Joanna Coles, that’s for sure. Does this mean we’re Nina-less this evening?

 

Duchess, we fear you may have run out of bitchy bon mots. “A teletubby at a party” is not your best line. Of course, that opinion could change once we see what it is you’re talking about. We have several pairs of Kenneth Cole shoes and a couple of his manbags and we have to say, “Avant Garde” is not the phrase that comes to mind with his name. Not that the judge needs to match the challenge exactly. Although the avant garde challenges are always fun for bringing the crack and the pressure to our little dancing seamstresses. Throw in a cheating charge and it looks like we might need to get drunk this evening. Check our tweets to see if we’re still coherent at 10:15.

So, in honor of our own personal hell (i.e., 4 weeks of pre-Fashion Week dieting): What’s your favorite carb?

No, really. We’re dreaming about spaghetti and french fries pretty much on a nightly basis now.

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for myLifetime.com, worldarchitecturenews.com]

  • Sophie Brunet

    Also on diet :) Craving a peanut butter and jam sandwich….

  • Anonymous

    Favorite carb:  alcohol.  See, I’m not carb-cutting.  I’m feeling some Polish vodka:  pour me a Chopin on the rocks with a twist of lemon, please!

    • http://twitter.com/Wild_Horses__ Beth

      Didn’t even think of the liquid kind of carb, good one!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

      vodka has zero carbs

      • Anonymous

        Well, stupid me.  Then bring it on, and carb-avoiders join right on in.

        • Anonymous

          I’m on the Atkins diet. I don’t count calories. Only carbs. Pass the vodka :-D

  • scottyf

    Skinny Bitches T&Lo asked…
    “What’s your favorite carb?

    All of them.

    • Anonymous

      I agree!  How could you possibly choose between bread, pasta or potatoes?

      • scottyf

        Ezzzzzzactly.

    • Anonymous

      Brown-noser. *badum-tish*

    • Anonymous

      Do they allow dogs on this flight? I’m on the wagon but Audrey will have a vodka tonic. She’s a magnet when it comes to extra attention from the flight attendants.

      • scottyf

        Bring that precious pooch right on over here! I’m not above exploiting adorable animals for my own gratuitous needs. How do you say: “…and one for the dog” in Polish?

        • Now I am The Bee

          One for the dog: Polish: jeden dla psa
          German: einen für den Hund
          Estonian: uks koerle

          Also–for our people, vodka is a health drink, as it’s basically potato juice.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LU5C262WB3Z5F4WZ6QGKXLNLE JaneM

    POTATOES!  Which is why I probably look like a teletubbie in recline.

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

      Yay to potatoes!  And, you can make bad alcohol with them, too!  

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised it was a disco teletubby at a party. I want to see Bert do avant garde 

    I love pasta too much to give up carbs, kudos to you gents! 

    • MilaXX

      I bet Bert makes another pretty dress. I could be wrong but avant garde doesn’t exactly seem in his wheel house.

  • Anonymous

    Ooohhh Vanilla Stoli, please…please…please

  • Anonymous

    Ooohhh Vanilla Stoli, please…please…please

  • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

    French fries for sure.  I am super excited for the show tonight, I have a four day weekend starting tomorrow! Homemade Lemon-Berry martinis tonight I think :)

    • Anonymous

      French fries are a vegetable, right?

      • Anonymous

        Yes!  And with ketchup, that’s two veggies!

    • Anonymous

      Ooh, I’d like to hear how you make those martinis!

  • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

    French fries for sure.  I am super excited for the show tonight, I have a four day weekend starting tomorrow! Homemade Lemon-Berry martinis tonight I think :)

  • Anonymous

    macaroni and cheese, babes. It’s the main reason i remain chunky to this day.

  • Anonymous

    macaroni and cheese, babes. It’s the main reason i remain chunky to this day.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZV4RPXU5S4LK62RCHHFCPLQ66E trixie

      oh god, I’m eating mac and cheese right now….

  • Anonymous

    White crusty fresh out-of-the-oven french baguette. 

  • Anonymous

    White crusty fresh out-of-the-oven french baguette. 

  • Anonymous

    I have switched my allegiance from Bert to Becky. Werq it Nerd Girl!

  • Anonymous

    I have switched my allegiance from Bert to Becky. Werq it Nerd Girl!

    • Anonymous

      Go B E C K Y !  And, potato chips and french fries all the way. 

  • Anonymous

    Carbs make you happy. They also make you wear these panties depicted to my left.  My favorite carb is crusty bread with a really nice cheese.   Oh and the alcohol carb group – let’s not forget that.

    • aussiegal77

      I love carbs. Which is why I am…ahem…curvy.

  • Anonymous

    Wait. What? Am I the only one carb loading for winter? Pass the fries, mayo on the side if you please.

    • Anonymous

      nope.  me and my large panties will squeeze in right here for some of that mayo and fry heaven. 

    • Anonymous

      nope.  me and my large panties will squeeze in right here for some of that mayo and fry heaven. 

    • Anonymous

      nope.  me and my large panties will squeeze in right here for some of that mayo and fry heaven. 

    • aussiegal77

      Have you ever tried fries (or chips, we call ‘em) with gravy? Chips and gravy is ridiculously yummy!

      • Anonymous

        Ah aussiegal, I’m a kiwi in the UK. And I say ‘chups’. Sometimes it’s just easier to avoid the giggles/confused looks :) Chips and gravy, yes please. Chips and curry sauce, nooooo thank you.

        • aussiegal77

          HAHAHAHAHA no way!  Chips and curry???!!  Sacrilege, darling.

          I miss the kiwi accent =D  

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            And as a Brit in the US I miss both your accents.

            I am, however, regularly asked if I’m Australian so there is that…

          • Anonymous

            I am a Brit in the US too and I get asked if I am an Aussie all the time!

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            I’ve also had the hardest time convincing people that the Geiko gecko is a Londoner (possibly an actual cockney) not an Aussie…   I used to live in London fer cryin’ out loud – I know LAHNDAHN when I hear it!

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

            I used to play video games with Aussies, using voice communication, and one asked me if I was Australian! I’m from the US. So confusing… :)

          • Anonymous

            Having lived in Perth for three years with many friends of all those persuasions…I miss all of that  - “fush-n-chups” and being called “Luv” in the local bottle shop.  *sigh*

          • Anonymous

            When I went to the Boston last year my accent was instantly picked as Kiwi. Thank you Flight of the Conchords! 

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            And as a Brit in the US I miss both your accents.

            I am, however, regularly asked if I’m Australian so there is that…

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            And as a Brit in the US I miss both your accents.

            I am, however, regularly asked if I’m Australian so there is that…

      • Anonymous

        True story: I had a roommate who became pregnant and continued living with me throughout her pregnancy. At least three times a week, she would ask me to go with her to the Irish pub around the corner because she was craving their chips and gravy. I would also knock back a few pints, naturally. I’m only human.

        I gained 9 lbs. over the course of a few months and I wasn’t even the one who was pregnant. It was fun, though.

        • aussiegal77

          where is this Irish pub, please???  heh

          I live in the suburbs of chicago and I haven’t come across an Irish pub that serves chips and gravy. Maybe the city will yield better results. I should google it…..a local eatery serves chips, gravy with pot roast & cheese – good but don’t need the extra stuff…=D  What is it with cheese on practically everything in the States???  

          No complaints really though….love cheese too =D 

          • http://twitter.com/mossfree Kate Dalin

            Reporting from the city of Chicago: http://www.theglobepub.com/food_drink.shtml
            The do indeed have chips (fries) and they will put gravy on them for 75 cents extra.

          • Anonymous

            I live in Chicago, too, and the Globe is pretty great.  Love watching footie there, too.

          • Anonymous

            You need to come to New York! I’ll hang out with you and gain those 9 lbs back! :) 

          • Anonymous

            Oh gosh, there’s a place in Lincoln Square that does. It’s great. I can’t think of the name at the moment but it’s on Lincoln south of Wilson. Great beer list, too.

    • Emma Wallace

      Fries are so good with mayo.

      • Anonymous

        I love them with vinegar.
        Also, in Greece they taught me to eat them with tzatziki sauce instead of ketchup. OMG! SOOOO delicious!

  • Anonymous

    Paczki, platski and pierogi – to go with my Polish vodka of course

    • Anonymous

      Oh my goodness.  I left Chicagoland for Texas almost a year ago.  I would almost fly back just for the homemade Polish buffet.  Oh, pierogi, I’ll pretend I’m chewing you right now.  What they call a kolache down here is the saddest thing ever.

  • Anonymous

    I call Seat 1A in first class, and Stewardess, bring me champagne, please?

    For carbs, nothing can top (IMHO) a warm loaf of French bread from Pantiedosi’s bakery. Heaven!

    • Anonymous

      Ah yes, I miss french bread! Gluten free bread just doesn’t compare (& on top of that it’s more calorie dense!)

      And don’t even get me started on sour dough bread. Sigh.–GothamTomato

      • http://twitter.com/IslandMo Mo Wilson

        Ah since accepting my wheat allergy I have so missed bread so much.  My latest experiment yielded bread so good I almost cried then I had to fight my wheat eating family for it.  Here’s the recipe if your inclined to bake:
        http://island-dreamin.blogspot.com/2011/08/bread-dreams.html

  • Anonymous

    I only do vodka in sgroppini.  I will be having pinot grigio tonight, to wash down all the veggies:  fried green tomatoes, heirloom tomato and cucumber salad, corn on the cob.  (I had a nice visit to the farmers market this morning!)  Dessert:  chocolate chip scones, made by my own two delicate hands, and some raspberries (also from the farmers market).

    Favorite carb?  Hmmm  .  .  .    Gnocchi with pesto?  Linguine carbonara?  Hard to choose.  I think I’ll go along with ScottyF and say “all”.

  • Anonymous

    I only do vodka in sgroppini.  I will be having pinot grigio tonight, to wash down all the veggies:  fried green tomatoes, heirloom tomato and cucumber salad, corn on the cob.  (I had a nice visit to the farmers market this morning!)  Dessert:  chocolate chip scones, made by my own two delicate hands, and some raspberries (also from the farmers market).

    Favorite carb?  Hmmm  .  .  .    Gnocchi with pesto?  Linguine carbonara?  Hard to choose.  I think I’ll go along with ScottyF and say “all”.

  • Anonymous

    I only do vodka in sgroppini.  I will be having pinot grigio tonight, to wash down all the veggies:  fried green tomatoes, heirloom tomato and cucumber salad, corn on the cob.  (I had a nice visit to the farmers market this morning!)  Dessert:  chocolate chip scones, made by my own two delicate hands, and some raspberries (also from the farmers market).

    Favorite carb?  Hmmm  .  .  .    Gnocchi with pesto?  Linguine carbonara?  Hard to choose.  I think I’ll go along with ScottyF and say “all”.

  • Anonymous

    hmmm…how about pasta with vodka sauce?

    and dammit, I really wish there was a live stream for PR!

    • Anonymous

      Here here! Unfortunately I too have to wait until tomorrow to watch PR. 

  • Anonymous

    Pesto macaroni and cheese souffle!

    • aussiegal77

      Drool…

    • Anonymous

      Mmmmmm! That sounds divinely delicious.

  • Elizabeth Briggs

    Garlic bread! Mmm… I might have some tonight while I watch PR.

  • Anonymous

    Those chairs look like they cut into the back of one’s thighs.

    • Anonymous

      Those chairs are not compatible with drinking!   I can just imagine trying to get out of it!

      • Anonymous

        not tom mention throwing your head back to down a shot

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

    Sorry, I’m a gin girl myself.  But I’m half Polish, so that should count for something.  Oh, wait, it does:  I was born carb-loaded, and that makes me an absolutely adorable teletubby!

  • Anonymous

    i always get sad when i see the T LOunge post because i know it’s their last one of the day lol. and fave carb? please, i couldn’t pick one if my life depended on it! 

  • Anonymous

    Favorite carb: potatoes; mashed, baked, fried, chips, etc.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sort of addicted (but I’m in a program!!) to these Snack Factory Spicy Buffalo Pretzel Crisps and of course they were on sale in Kroger when all I really needed was some packing tape……  Warsaw! I am going there next summer so I will deffo look up this version of the TLounge!!

  • aussiegal77

    LOVE vodka. So a vodka tonic for me, please.

    Fave carb = chocolate. Does that count? Plus pretty much all forms of bread and pasta. And mac and cheese…..especially with bread crumbs, mozzarella bits and bacon.  OMG, so hungry now.

  • Anonymous

    Royer’s Round Top Cafe’ Apple Pie or Butterscotch Chip Pie.  You can order pies online :)

  • Anonymous

    What’s a carb?

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

    pastry, any kind.

  • Anonymous

    Bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, fruit…in fact I think I’ll have some pasta tonight

  • Anonymous

    Oh, geez, I married into an Italian family, so avoiding carbs is almost impossible.  But I guess my own favorite is something I used to have every day for breakfast, till everybody started screaming about that stupid glycemic index (though I was thinner then; maybe I should go back to it): a bagel, which now is just an occasional treat.

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

      My local store now has 100-calorie, high-fiber bagels. They are small and not very much like eating a real bagel, but definitely down the glycemic index from full bagelhood.
       

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

      Is there a health reason for you following the GI?  ‘Cause if it’s just a weight thing, I find it really doesn’t matter WHAT the GI says about a food… (Of course every person is different in terms of what effects them and how)

      • Anonymous

        Nah, I don’t even really pay that much attention. It’s just that they (whoever they are) say pizza & bagels are two of the worst of all the carbs. But I completely agree with you that there’s no one size fits all rule. I wasn’t kidding when I said I used to have a bagel every day and it didn’t seem to cause any problems, weight-wise or otherwise.

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

          Oh, okay.  I know some health conditions the GI system is great for, and I wouldn’t want to question a doctor’s order — there’s a reason I didn’t go to med school.

          It’s not only everyone, but every time as well.  I had a friend that lost a lot with Weight Watchers but later she needed to switch to calorie counting because she needed something stricter.  I personally can’t lose if I don’t really watch my vitamins and protein levels, no matter how low I cut my calories.  (The cabbage soup diet would clearly not be for me:)

  • Joyce VG

    Warm soft sourdough bread smothered with melted butter.

    • Anonymous

      OMG yes, but only if the bread is from San Francisco.

  • Judy_J

    The chairs in the lounge make me think of Ann-Margaret and pork and beans.  Getting back to the question at hand, my favorite carb is pasta in any shape or form, with or without sauce.  A nice vodka tonic would be lovely right about now.

  • Anonymous

    Cheesy garlic bread!!!  Those chairs look too small for my bum.  I’m staying home tonight…

  • Anonymous

    all of the above :)

    any one care to join me for a good old cosmo? 

  • Anonymous

    I thought you guys might be interested in this interview with the designer who canceled her wedding only to get the boot on the first day:

    http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/qa-local-designer-makes-it-work-post-reality-television/

    She says that the designers are all much nicer than they appear on the show, just able to get bitchy on cue… I do believe that, I just can never understand why anyone would want to portray themselves that way.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the link!  It’s telling to see how they played up the “she cancelled her wedding” bit to a degree, and nice that she was able to do it after she was auf’ed after all.  She seems smart and sensible, and probably right about not bringing the drama.  I hope she’s able to do her own thing – but considering the NYC digs she already OWNS, she’s not doing too badly!

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I liked her so much during the run-up to the runway show. I was pissed when Ceclia was chosen over her, and then Celia just walks off the show! I was so indignant on Serena’s behalf.

      I know. I have to get a life. Actually, I have a life and this is a nice respite from it.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll bring the Żubrówka, if can pick up the Żołądkowa!  I love a Warszawa moment!  Kocham cię, Polsko!

  • http://twitter.com/CestmoiLola CestmoiLola

    First things first – with the lounge tonight I have died and gone to Modernist heaven! Now how do I get one of these damn pod-chairs on the plane back?

    My favorite carb is great-grandma’s chicken and noodles. It’s chicken. It’s noodles. Not soup. Not in some frilly Italian sauce. It’s chicken, it’s noodles, and it’s straight from the shtetl. It’s the only food I truly missed during the holidays when I was abroad. Good thing my aunt got the secret recipe and a pasta machine.

    I feel for you guys. It’s impossible for me to go carb free. Isn’t it hell to suffer for what you love? :P

    Thanks for all your posts. I hope you can make it through this epi, because if it’s anything like the last I’m going to have to start viewing them in bits and pieces to keep my blood-pressure down!

  • Joshua Flake

    Wyborowa — best vodka evar! I think I will need some to get through tonight’s episode. :D

  • Anonymous

    Favorite carb? Macaroni and cheese for me. Unfortunately, all of my favorite foods happen to be carbs.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, fashion blogging is rough.  Pie.

  • Anonymous

    I’m in culinary school for baking and pastry arts.  My favorite carb is a bit unusual…it’s the buttery, salty, crispy graham cracker crust for a perfect cheesecake.  It’s like, when I have too much cheesecake and not enough crust, I’m grumpy.  And since we just made chocolate cheesecakes this week (of which I am NOT a fan) I was eating only that yummy, buttery, salty, crispy graham cracker crust.  mmmmmmm…..

    • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

      MMMMM. I think that’s my favorite carb too! I almost always eat the cheesecake part first and save the crust for last. And yuck to chocolate cheesecake.

      • Anonymous

        I am also a member of the Those Who Dislike Chocolate Cheesecake But Enjoy The Yummy Buttery Salty Graham Cracker Crust club.  I used to work in a cheesecake shop and I would just take home leftover crust mix. It did wonders for my figure ;-)

    • Anonymous

      Oh little tip to my fellow (reforming) carb addicts – I take one spoon of cheesecake filing (you can make your own with splenda or I use a small amount of Philly Cheesecake filling (it comes in a tub at the grocery).  Sprinkle less than a spoonful of graham cracker crumbs and squirt on the whipped cream.   
      Very nice change from diet Jello

    • Anonymous

      Oh little tip to my fellow (reforming) carb addicts – I take one spoon of cheesecake filing (you can make your own with splenda or I use a small amount of Philly Cheesecake filling (it comes in a tub at the grocery).  Sprinkle less than a spoonful of graham cracker crumbs and squirt on the whipped cream.   
      Very nice change from diet Jello

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I make some delish cheesecake parfaits with sugar free sour cream, cream cheese, cool whip, splenda, and graham crackers.  Add some fruit or don’t.  Low on calories, very little refined sugar.  Mmm.

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

      ewww, right? I never have understood the appeal of tangy chocolate. Now, a lemon-ginger cheesecake, on the other hand…

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

      ewww, right? I never have understood the appeal of tangy chocolate. Now, a lemon-ginger cheesecake, on the other hand…

      • Anonymous

        In my chocolates class today, we made a lemon-ginger ganache for a dark chocolate truffle – results were positive with my palate.

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

        I’ll take everyone else’s share!  There’s never a bad thing to add chocolate to:)

  • Anonymous

    What’s my favorite carb? All of them.

    I have cut way down on my bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes consumption and it has not been easy. However, I have lost ten pounds so I guess it is working (that plus spin class).

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

    I’m a recent convert to diabetes and reading this list of carbs is a bit troubling. I am tempted to say “real anything”…. as opposed to the low-carb, high-fiber version…. but I still eat a lot of fruit, which is carby, so I guess that is my favorite. Do you guys have to skip cherry season for the sake of Fashion Week?

  • Anonymous

    A pan dulce called concha. Mr. Siren thinks it tastes like stale bread, but they are delicious with coffee.

    • Anonymous

      “Mr. Siren!”  Cute!

  • Anonymous

    Favorite carb: potato chips

  • Anonymous

    Since it won’t count on my scale tomorrow, I’ll have the biggest vodka tonic allowed at the bar (and, yea, egg chairs!).  Carbs–popcorn! Sounds like a great episode, finally no teams, no silly non-fabrics, get to avant garde.  Didn’t the preview last week show working with kids?

  • Anonymous

    Favorite carb? I baked this today, and it’s my new favorite everything, I think.
    http://www.ezrapoundcake.com/archives/499

    • Anonymous

      Oh heavens, must make this!  (After my official weigh-in on Friday, however.)

    • Anonymous

      another delish cake recipe from satan EXACTLY what I needed  – making it! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

    Boo – my cable is still out so I’m not gonna get to watch tonight!

  • http://twitter.com/PsychicMuppet Bitsy Carver

    Eating Jalapeno pretzels right now. I’ll have another bowl for you : )

  • Anonymous

    I’m doing the Dukan diet. It’s agony, but have lost 25lbs since June 1st.   All this talk of carbs means I can no longer read this thread…

  • http://profiles.google.com/virginia.zint Virginia Zint

    I’ll take mashed potatoes and macaroni & cheese, please!  For some reason, when watching the preview at the end of the last episode, I thought this episode had something to do with children.  Maybe they have to design an avant garde piece based off of child-art?

    Nina tweeted today that she is not on tonight’s episode becasue she was in Paris for “Haute Couture Week”.
    Oh well, pass the champagne, please!  And a few of those little potato hors d’oeuvres.

  • Anonymous

    na zdrowie Na zdowie!   I have to brag about my Kenneth Cole story.  Shopping at ROSS!!! with a friend she pulls out a jacket/blazer – from afar I assume it is cheap pleasther.  But it is black with a cute shape and collar.  It was $25 super soft real leather lined nicely and a perfect fit.   The Kennteth Cole tag – suggested price – $450 dollars (and I found it online for close to that price)!!!  

    • margaret meyers

      Tales of Shopping Glory!

    • margaret meyers

      Tales of Shopping Glory!

    • margaret meyers

      Tales of Shopping Glory!

    • margaret meyers

      Tales of Shopping Glory!

    • Anonymous

      THAT’S my favorite carb: nothing gets me high like a great bargain.

  • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

    Fav carb? Love a baked potato.
    It’s my birthday-eve, so I’m going to have a big glass of champagne—nothing like a birthday to kick off a long weekend!! Looking forward to tonight’s ep—hope it is better than that travesty from last week. 

    • Anonymous

      Thought I invented Birthday Eve!  (In fact, I actually own the month of October.)  Have a hapy one!

    • Anonymous

      Happy birthday, Carmelita!  I’ll have a glass of champagne in your honor.  Then I’ll have five more to get me through the episode….

    • aussiegal77

      Happy birthday-eve and happy birthday weekend =D Cheers to you and many happy returns!

      • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

        Thanks everyone!!

  • Anonymous

    Favorite Carb  – oh let me count the carbs.  I was talking to my doctor last year telling him how nothing I did would help me lose.  I said I was doing 20 carbs or less  – he said NO carbs, O said no, 20 carbs…. he repeated NO carbs! 

    Normally cookies (fresh, soft) would be it, or cake.   BUt when I am doing my two weeks of as close to no carb as I can get.. I crave Pineapple, spaghetti or potatos!

    • Anonymous

      I crave pineapple, too, when I’m really restricting the carbs. Just out of interest, what do you eat when you’re doing no carbs? I’ve done 20 or under but I’ve never tried to do zero.

  • http://twitter.com/QuincyTKatz Quincy Katz

    Cupcakes and alcohol- I could live on that- Atkins or no!

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

    Oooo, favorite carb… that’s like asking me to name my favorite child or my favorite RDJ movie… I don’t know that it’s possible.  If I HAVE to pick just one, I’m gonna say sugary bakery items, with filled pastas a very close second.  But I refuse to do low-carb for ANY reason (’cause it sucks). 

    And for those who haven’t looked yet, I checked out the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s stuff online — why is the largest size a 12?  (Now, I did only check one pair of pants, so maybe other stuff ran higher… I doubt it, but maybe) Seriously, I know Herr Karl is a sizist tyrant, but really Macy’s?  The one thing I have ever considered buying from you and now you make me mad all over again?  I have to admit, I’m not sure that my principles can withstand the pull of faux leather pants, but they are really trying to fight the good fight.  Yeah, I’m an 8 now, but I’m really reluctant to give money to people who wouldn’t dress me 2 years ago when I was a 16.

    • Anonymous

      NO KIDDING.  Love that post.

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

        As an update, I had to know what the sizing on the other stuff was — not a single dress, skirt, short or pant came in anything bigger than a 12.  Shirts were sized XS, S, M, and L, and I’m guessing the Large standard they’re using is a 10-12 rather than the 12-14.

        I was willing to give him a chance — maybe he didn’t make the pants in a bigger size because generally skin-tight skinny cut pants do require a certain body to look good.  But no, there are a lot of pieces that would have looked fantastic on my best friend who wears a 16-18; many would have looked better on her because of her height than on my size 0 sister in law. 

        • Anonymous

          I don’t know, but I’ll bet if Macy’s wanted those pants in size 14, 16, etc., the factory would have made them. I think they order what they think they’ll sell.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly.  That’s not a Lagerfeld decision, that’s a Macy’s decision.  One that’s as stupid as changing the name of Marshall Field’s.

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

            Hey, I’m not just blaming Lagerfeld here — there’s plenty of ire to go around, I promise:)  Lagerfeld does, however, have a history of sizism in general, so he’s not getting off easy. 

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

            Which would probably be valid on the pants.  I don’t think they’d move at a size 16.  There are several dresses and tops, however, that would look killer on women in a larger size range.  If Macy’s doesn’t know their business enough to know which items would sell in a larger size, might I suggest hiring better people?  I could point to at least 5 pieces that a lot of women would want in a 14 or a 16.

  • Anonymous

    What a great lounge – I love red and purple! I also love bread, right out of the oven, with tons of butter. And ice cream. Also drinks with little umbrellas or heavy on the cream.
    This lounge calls for Vodka with Cranberry Juice and a twist of lime, but I have a hankering for a Bailey’s milk shake, please.

  • Anonymous

    What a great lounge – I love red and purple! I also love bread, right out of the oven, with tons of butter. And ice cream. Also drinks with little umbrellas or heavy on the cream.
    This lounge calls for Vodka with Cranberry Juice and a twist of lime, but I have a hankering for a Bailey’s milk shake, please.

  • Anonymous

    Favorite carb used to be mashed potatoes, made according to my daddy’s method and the best MPs in the biz!  But just yesterday I was introduced to the Devil of All Carbs. Available at Trader Joe’s.  A pretzel bread croissant!  Holy mother of goddy god–believe me when I tell you, this is the best bread…thingy…ever made.  You warm it up. And then you add butter. I’m doing the Homer Simpson drool as I type.  It’s vaguely disgusting.

    So, TLo, when do we get to see the photos of the new diet-thin you two?

    I see that it’s our little Hissing Viktor who is raising the spectre of cheating. Again. The avant garde challenges are usually fun, so I raise my glass of champagne to a better episode than last week’s, with much less producer manipu-fucking-lation!

    • Anonymous

      I have had a similar baked treat (the pretzel bread). Totally trying not to drool on my keyboard while writing about it.

      • Anonymous

        Then you know.  You know…  What monster would combine a croissant and pretzel bread?  It is completely and utterly impossible to refuse.  So now I must not go to Trader Joe’s.  I must not.  Must NOT. 

    • Anonymous

      I noticed this as well.  I wonder if Hissing Victor will be the primary leader of those crying foul or if he will hiss moodily from the background.  I’m not as confident as you may be about a reduction in bullshit producer interference.  We will have to just cross our fingers.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I’m not confident.  I’m just hoping.  Hoping hoping hoping that those drama-skanks at BM will get the flu or something and have their places taken by people with brains and taste.  Not likely, is it?  :(

        “…hiss moodily from the background…”  I love that image!

    • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

      I’m going to have to get to Trader Joes—that sounds great!

    • Anonymous

      I should not be reading this thread.; DAYUM that sounds good.

  • Anonymous

    Favorite carb used to be mashed potatoes, made according to my daddy’s method and the best MPs in the biz!  But just yesterday I was introduced to the Devil of All Carbs. Available at Trader Joe’s.  A pretzel bread croissant!  Holy mother of goddy god–believe me when I tell you, this is the best bread…thingy…ever made.  You warm it up. And then you add butter. I’m doing the Homer Simpson drool as I type.  It’s vaguely disgusting.

    So, TLo, when do we get to see the photos of the new diet-thin you two?

    I see that it’s our little Hissing Viktor who is raising the spectre of cheating. Again. The avant garde challenges are usually fun, so I raise my glass of champagne to a better episode than last week’s, with much less producer manipu-fucking-lation!

  • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

    favorite carb? cupcake.

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

    Avant garde? These designers? Please.

    • Anonymous

       I keep hoping one of them will surprise me .  I am not, however, holding my breath.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AJCJNZJACZTAPFGKRRNA4B6UYI Trotter

    Pepperoni Pizza of COURSE.  And maybe the breading on chicken fried steak.  Mmm.

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

      Oh, I miss chicken fried steak!  My dad used to make it, and no one else does it right!

  • Kristine Stassen

    Carbs are fine!!!  Just make sure they’re whole grains!!!  You can have whole wheat pasta!!!  Sorry for the exclamation points!  It’s just that I get tired of the “carbs = bad” myth!

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

      I’m with you… I’ve been on Weight Watchers for a century or so now, and I lost 85 lbs without ever cutting a carb.  And they aren’t all whole-grain either; only the whole-grain options that taste good. 

      Of course, some of that might be because I don’t care at all about getting “healthy”… I care about how I look in a bikini.  Hey, at least I’m honest.  I also quit smoking because while cancer apparently didn’t scare me enough, getting a tiny little laugh line no one else could see freaked me right out.

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

      I’m with you… I’ve been on Weight Watchers for a century or so now, and I lost 85 lbs without ever cutting a carb.  And they aren’t all whole-grain either; only the whole-grain options that taste good. 

      Of course, some of that might be because I don’t care at all about getting “healthy”… I care about how I look in a bikini.  Hey, at least I’m honest.  I also quit smoking because while cancer apparently didn’t scare me enough, getting a tiny little laugh line no one else could see freaked me right out.

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

      I’m with you… I’ve been on Weight Watchers for a century or so now, and I lost 85 lbs without ever cutting a carb.  And they aren’t all whole-grain either; only the whole-grain options that taste good. 

      Of course, some of that might be because I don’t care at all about getting “healthy”… I care about how I look in a bikini.  Hey, at least I’m honest.  I also quit smoking because while cancer apparently didn’t scare me enough, getting a tiny little laugh line no one else could see freaked me right out.

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

      I’m with you… I’ve been on Weight Watchers for a century or so now, and I lost 85 lbs without ever cutting a carb.  And they aren’t all whole-grain either; only the whole-grain options that taste good. 

      Of course, some of that might be because I don’t care at all about getting “healthy”… I care about how I look in a bikini.  Hey, at least I’m honest.  I also quit smoking because while cancer apparently didn’t scare me enough, getting a tiny little laugh line no one else could see freaked me right out.

  • Anonymous

    Zingerman’s Paesano bread.

  • http://twitter.com/Wild_Horses__ Beth

    Bread is my favorite carb.  I can’t resist fresh, hot buttered Italian or French bread, especially.

  • Anonymous

    Warm croissants or focaccia bread. Ooooh, no, wait! A gooey cinnamon roll!  I’m of French & Italian descent, I never met a carb I didn’t like.

    I’m watching the show grudgingly at this point. I realized while reading the recaps this week that I have no favorite and a very dull memory of what any of the designers have done. Not a good season, that’s for sure.

    Cool lounge. I sat in one of those chairs at an interior design joint in SF. They are actually pretty comfy, but they’re so pod-like, I don’t see them as conducive to conversation. Maybe that’s the point. Had a bad day? Grab a strong drink and sulk in the isolation pod.

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

    five hundred million years ago kenneth cole made very rather funky shoes. i mean, even i liked them, yesterday when i was young, & wore them w/ thriftstore stuff & betsey johnson &, while i dont remember a single pair all that well, my recollection is, twenty five years ago, more or less, he was like a slightly lower rent version of junior gaultier, something i also used to wear. dont quote me on this but i’m pretty sure this was before he was even the kenneth cole company we think of him now. i hope that makes sense.

    in addition, his father, i just found out, ran el greco, which was a shoe company in the 60s/70s that made pretty interesting shoes. again, i am taxing my tired brain but, anyway, going back to when i was actually not even young but larval, i think i remember that they were mostly natural looking shoes, ie: brown leathers, woods &, maybe, studs–but platform, not earth shoe or roots type. nice stuff. my cousin owned a shoe store in redondo beach, whereto my parents used to force me for limited reason to buy the orthopedic shoes neither my feet nor i have had any reason to experience since. i remember el greco from my wishful kid thinking therein.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not trying to cut carbs, but I want to do an experiment on cutting back drastically on dairy.  Problem is, I have veritably surrounded myself with cheese!  I have definitely accepted Cheeses into my life. (NOTE: I am trying to cut back on cheese, not cut the cheese.)

    [/puns]

    • Anonymous

      Cheese is the reason I could never be a vegan.

  • Anonymous

    ” Tlo said: No, really. We’re dreaming about spaghetti and french fries pretty much on a nightly basis now.”

    Is this dieting to help you better understand the mindset of the models? 

    If you’re dreaming of spaghetti, try spaghetti squash topped with this Rachel Ray recipe for turkey bolognese: http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/turkey-bolognese/ 
    The great high protein sauce helps you think that the squash (which has almost zero calories) is real spaghetti.

    –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      while i love squash.. spaghetti squash AS A Sub is ridiculous. Not even in the same craving family. I love it  but not prepped spaghetti style.

  • Anonymous

    “Tlo said: Duchess, we fear you may have run out of bitchy bon mots. “A teletubby at a party” is not your best line.”

    And why hate on the Teletubbies? Me thinks Duchess is just bitter that Tinky Winky doesn’t carry a Michael Kors bag.

    –GothamTomato

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

      I’d kill for a Tinky Winky doll with a tiny MK bag accessory.  It would go into my husband’s toy collection in the section labelled “Things that make Shannon giggle”

      • Anonymous

        I have the little Po teletubby that calls me fa**ot. I LOVES IT! 

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

      I’d kill for a Tinky Winky doll with a tiny MK bag accessory.  It would go into my husband’s toy collection in the section labelled “Things that make Shannon giggle”

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

      I’d kill for a Tinky Winky doll with a tiny MK bag accessory.  It would go into my husband’s toy collection in the section labelled “Things that make Shannon giggle”

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

      I’d kill for a Tinky Winky doll with a tiny MK bag accessory.  It would go into my husband’s toy collection in the section labelled “Things that make Shannon giggle”

  • Anonymous

    Hands down, mashed potatoes dripping with butter.

  • Anonymous

    Lasagna! Could eat it all the time, with a big square of warm, fudgey brownie on the side.

  • Anonymous

    Oh dear. Not the dreaded “avant-garde” challenge. Very little good ever comes from those. We shall see.

    As for carbs – pasta – any kind – preferable with some sort of cheesy goodness atop. Mashed potatoes with loads of cream and butter. Ciabatta bread from Acme in Berkeley!

    Crap. Now I’m hungry.

    • margaret meyers

      That looked like Bert shoving the dress models!

    • margaret meyers

      That looked like Bert shoving the dress models!

    • margaret meyers

      That looked like Bert shoving the dress models!

  • Anonymous

    Maple bacon cupcake from Clara Marie’s in Greensboro, NC.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite carbs are fruit and alcohol!  (And sometimes fruity alcohol.)

  • Anonymous

    Diet here too.  Have you considered that chocolate is now a health food?  One of those Cadbury Creme Eggs is serious fantasy-time…

    As for best carbs…my home-made, mile-high cinnamon buns, with orange-cinnamon icing.  We’re talking sugar overload just from smelling them…

    Sigh…

    • Anonymous

      I’m not too proud to admit I just started drooling thinking about cinnamon buns.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite carb is a warm beignet from Cafe Du Monde

    • Anonymous

      That’s a great one!  My children were shocked when I showed them how much powdered sugar one had to apply before eating!

    • Anonymous

      That’s a great one!  My children were shocked when I showed them how much powdered sugar one had to apply before eating!

      • Anonymous

        Just don’t wear black.

    • Anonymous

      That’s a great one!  My children were shocked when I showed them how much powdered sugar one had to apply before eating!

    • Anonymous

      That’s a great one!  My children were shocked when I showed them how much powdered sugar one had to apply before eating!

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

      only thing better than beignets is frosting. maybe.

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

      only thing better than beignets is frosting. maybe.

    • Anonymous

      oh if i could press “like” about a billion times i would.  

    • Anonymous

      oh if i could press “like” about a billion times i would.  

    • Anonymous

      oh if i could press “like” about a billion times i would.  

    • Anonymous

      Oh, god, yes!  The only time I ever drink coffee is when I have café au lait with a warm beignet, which must, of course, be slathered with powdered sugar.   

    • Now I am The Bee

      Yessss!  We honeymooned in New Orleans and took an extra long walk each morning just to end up at Cafe DuMonde for the beignets and cafe au lait.  Heavenly….

    • Anonymous

      HELL YES!!!!! That’s the biggest “like” I could muster.

    • Lisa

      OMG, YES!!!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      *makes strangled sighing sound*  Cafe du Monde!  One of my favourite places in the whole world.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I’m originally from New Orleans and your post so makes me want to go to Cafe du Monde right now!

    • Anonymous

      Been there done that – agreed! Keep the cafe au lait though. Black coffee please.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, TLo…can I put in a request for next week?  One of my best friends is off in Hawaii (and didn’t take ME!!!  WAH!!!), so how about a Hawaiian lounge for next week?  Don’t know if they have one there that is worthy of TLo’s style sensibilities, but if so…

    • Anonymous

      like THIS?  http://www.arkivatropika.com/images/pictures/1205_large.JPG    it’s fresh from the 1960s.   heh.

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

    My grandma’s homemade flour tortillas. The kind made with lard. 

    • Anonymous

      Yum!

  • Anonymous

    Mmmmm…bagels.  Cake.  Pasta.
    Now I’m wondering…is there anything with carbs that /isn’t/ delicious?

  • Anonymous

    Mmmmm…bagels.  Cake.  Pasta.
    Now I’m wondering…is there anything with carbs that /isn’t/ delicious?

  • Anonymous

    Mmmmm…bagels.  Cake.  Pasta.
    Now I’m wondering…is there anything with carbs that /isn’t/ delicious?

  • Anonymous

    Mmmmm…bagels.  Cake.  Pasta.
    Now I’m wondering…is there anything with carbs that /isn’t/ delicious?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been craving chow mein for the past few days.  Veggie, of course, but fat noodles slathered with grease and MSG otherwise, please.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been craving chow mein for the past few days.  Veggie, of course, but fat noodles slathered with grease and MSG otherwise, please.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been craving chow mein for the past few days.  Veggie, of course, but fat noodles slathered with grease and MSG otherwise, please.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Favourite carb?  Cake.  I am cursed with a sweet tooth.

    Talking of cake, it’s Torquil Mayhem’s fifth birthday today – hooray!  We’ll be decorating chocolate cup cakes after dinner – he chose purple icing, chocolate sprinkles and edible googly eyes.  Should be interesting.

    Right, my round – what’s everyone having?

    Eclectic

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Favourite carb?  Cake.  I am cursed with a sweet tooth.

    Talking of cake, it’s Torquil Mayhem’s fifth birthday today – hooray!  We’ll be decorating chocolate cup cakes after dinner – he chose purple icing, chocolate sprinkles and edible googly eyes.  Should be interesting.

    Right, my round – what’s everyone having?

    Eclectic

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

      Can we get a picture of the cupcakes next week?  They sound cute

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I have changed my avatar in honour of the occasion!

        For all the Whovians out there, this is my cupcake rendition of Scaroth in City of Death (aka Mr Spagetti Face when I was a child).  Though the icing should be green of course…

    • Anonymous

      Happy Fifth B-day to Mr Torquil Mayhem! My youngest just had her fifth birthday this week too. They grow up so fast!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Happy birthday to your wee lass too!

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure edible gooey eyes are a good carb, so you should be fine.

    • Anonymous

      Happy Birthday to your tyke. Edible googly eyes rock!

      Since we were invited to drink vodka, seeing as we’re virtually partying in Poland, I’ll have vodka tonic. Tall. Very tall. I just finished cleaning the outside of our chicken coop with a wire brush in prep for painting. Ugh.

    • Anonymous

      Happy Birthday to your tyke. Edible googly eyes rock!

      Since we were invited to drink vodka, seeing as we’re virtually partying in Poland, I’ll have vodka tonic. Tall. Very tall. I just finished cleaning the outside of our chicken coop with a wire brush in prep for painting. Ugh.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        It’s already going too fast, I dread to think what it’ll be like by the time he’s driving age!

    • Anonymous

      Cake for me, too. I made my husband a birthday cake every year for years, until several years ago when he finally told me that he doesn’t really like cake and might he have pie instead? So now he gets a fresh berry pie. But I want chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Yum.

      Happy Birthday to Torquil Mayhem!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Thanks SappoPoet!  

        I’m a lousy cook except for pastries, cakes etc.  My favourite thing to make is apple and cherry crumble – where the crumble is about three inches thick.  It then gets served with lashings of fresh cream.  I can feel my arteries hardening just thinking about it!

        Crumble is flour, butter and sugar rubbed together and then baked just in case that doesn’t translate in to US English.  It’s not good for you at all.

        • Anonymous

          My mother was Canadian (Irish), so I grew up on crumbles. They are FABULOUS. She used to make a wonderful apple crumble, and -when I make it now, I double the crumble part of the recipe. ;)

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Favourite carb?  Cake.  I am cursed with a sweet tooth.

    Talking of cake, it’s Torquil Mayhem’s fifth birthday today – hooray!  We’ll be decorating chocolate cup cakes after dinner – he chose purple icing, chocolate sprinkles and edible googly eyes.  Should be interesting.

    Right, my round – what’s everyone having?

    Eclectic

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Favourite carb?  Cake.  I am cursed with a sweet tooth.

    Talking of cake, it’s Torquil Mayhem’s fifth birthday today – hooray!  We’ll be decorating chocolate cup cakes after dinner – he chose purple icing, chocolate sprinkles and edible googly eyes.  Should be interesting.

    Right, my round – what’s everyone having?

    Eclectic

  • Anonymous

    Oh, how to choose!  A warm Krispy Kreme donut, really good french fries, or a huge bowl of mashed potatoes . . . ?  (Frankly, never met a carb I didn’t like.)

  • Anonymous

    Oh, how to choose!  A warm Krispy Kreme donut, really good french fries, or a huge bowl of mashed potatoes . . . ?  (Frankly, never met a carb I didn’t like.)

    • Anonymous

      If you can’t choose…take ‘em all.  I mean, really. 

      And a drink with each!

    • Anonymous

      Warm Krispy Kremes. So good.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, how to choose!  A warm Krispy Kreme donut, really good french fries, or a huge bowl of mashed potatoes . . . ?  (Frankly, never met a carb I didn’t like.)

  • Anonymous

    Oh, how to choose!  A warm Krispy Kreme donut, really good french fries, or a huge bowl of mashed potatoes . . . ?  (Frankly, never met a carb I didn’t like.)

  • Anonymous

    If the emergency generators don’t conk (thanks, Irene!), I’ll try watch tonight, despite my being very behind the episode watching curve.  Haven’t seen Episodes 2-4, and will be relying on catching-up via TLo when I can find the time to do so, in between the return to work and Irene mitigation.  Don’t know who’s in, out or walking on thin ice.  Wish I could have another Estonian Saku Tume… but I’ll be content with anything with alcohol, purely for medical reasons, don’cha know.

  • Anonymous

    If the emergency generators don’t conk (thanks, Irene!), I’ll try watch tonight, despite my being very behind the episode watching curve.  Haven’t seen Episodes 2-4, and will be relying on catching-up via TLo when I can find the time to do so, in between the return to work and Irene mitigation.  Don’t know who’s in, out or walking on thin ice.  Wish I could have another Estonian Saku Tume… but I’ll be content with anything with alcohol, purely for medical reasons, don’cha know.

  • Anonymous

    If the emergency generators don’t conk (thanks, Irene!), I’ll try watch tonight, despite my being very behind the episode watching curve.  Haven’t seen Episodes 2-4, and will be relying on catching-up via TLo when I can find the time to do so, in between the return to work and Irene mitigation.  Don’t know who’s in, out or walking on thin ice.  Wish I could have another Estonian Saku Tume… but I’ll be content with anything with alcohol, purely for medical reasons, don’cha know.

  • Mariah J

    My favorite carbs are gluten free, I respect my innards!

  • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

    Just reading this thread is killing my blood sugar. :-)
     

  • MilaXX

    I’ve been watching what I eat and I eat my carbs. Just switched sweet potatoes for white & brown/black/red rice for white. It’s been a long day but I have things to do tomorrow so I’ll have a glass of red wine instead of vodka, although a vodka with lime would be divine.
    That said my weakness is pizza fries. French fries with pizza sauce and loads of cheese. YUM!

    • Anonymous

      I like sweet potatoes better than white, anyway. 

      • Anonymous

        And sweet potato fries are deelish!

        • Anonymous

          Daikaguimo.   Cut Japanese sweet potatoes (satsumaimo ) into bite-size pieces.  Deep fry.  Toss with a soy-sauce infused simple syrup and sesame seeds.  To die, just to die.

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

            That actually sounds amazing — and I hate sweet potatoes.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite carb is… carbs.  FINE, if I must choose, I’d have to say bagels. With cream cheese.  NO! Potato chips with sour cream to dip them in!  No no wait! Fettucine alfredo!

    I’m going to need a scotch on the rocks.

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

    Holy hell.  I have to pick one carb?  Okay then.  It would have to be pasta.  Any kind of pasta, plain or in any kind of sauce.  Pasta, pasta, pasta.  YUM!   And can I just order three drinks at once?  Saves time and energy that I can devote to ridiculing the contestants, their designs and the judges.  Cheers!

  • Now I am The Bee

    Late to the lounge again.  Well–in honor of the Poles inventing vodka…(so they say, as do the Russians, the Fins and the Estos…) I’ll have a Stoli martini straight up two olives.  And please–send a drink to Brooklyn Bomber on me.  I promised her one after her opus to Clinique Josh yesterday. 
    I love the avant garde challenge, though it dies seem odd to have Kenneth Cole judging.  WHen I hear his name–I think of minimal, classic sleek clothing.  Not anything too weird.  Oh well–might be a great episode.   And–anything would be an improvement over last week. 
    My favorite carb?  good rye bread, Danish pastries and potato chips. 

  • Alloy Jane

    Corn products!  With popcorn and tortilla chips taking the figurative cake.  And rice.  Wild Thai Purple rice, red rice, forbidden black rice, jasmine, brown basmatti… Oh rice, I love you so.

    “Dieting” is garbage.  If you make tweaks here and there to your diet (as in your overall nutritional intake) you won’t need to deprive yourself of anything.  And YES!  I’m glad I’m a brown person because we’ve known for a long time that chocolate is good for you.  High quality, dark, delicious chocolate.  I eat that shit every day and I gain weight when I don’t (the happy chemicals in chocolate counteract the cortisol released by stress, for me at least).  70% up is best but as long as you have a solid quality 55% you shouldn’t be too worried.  Watch out for mystery ingredients though!  But that goes for any packaged food.

    Also, I never understood the dairy obsession.  That stuff always made me physically ill.  Plus, it comes from cow tits.  COW TITS!  That’s just not ok with me.

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

      It’s not always that easy.  Little tweaks would not have taken off my 85 lbs nor would they help a great many people.  For a lot of people with serious weight problems, dieting is not “garbage”, but a critical change.  There are a lot of really bad diets in the world, but there are some good ones.  For instance, I’ve done Weight Watchers with a lot of success.  A friend calorie counts and it works for her.  I know another girl who used Alli, because the side effects if you didn’t stay on were very unpleasant (much like Antabuse for alcoholics.) 

      I could never have made the substitutions that a lot of people recommend as “tweaks”.  I already don’t eat mayo, I already don’t drink a lot, etc — my problem is that I forget to eat and over time it tanked my metabolism.  Having a structured diet can be very helpful. And eating chocolate has never helped me with my weight, but it does help with my depression symptoms. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    Warm sourdough baguette with cold unsalted butter. Also wonderful dipped in spaghetti with marinara sauce topped with lots of freshly grated parmesan. Oh my. Might as well pile some dark beer on, Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout. I just gained ten virtual pounds.

  • Anonymous

    Boys, I hope you’re not reading this thread! It’s torture, even for someone who isn’t avoiding carbs!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

    I think I’m glad I ate dinner before I started reading… but as far as carbs go, I never met  one I didn’t love.  Like books, how could I possibly choose just one?

    Avant garde challenge is never an easy one.  And with this group, I’m not sure what the results will be.  Anybody else watch PR Australia?  The last challenge was haute couture and at least 2 of them kept confusing that with avant garde.  I’m rooting for Craig or Dylan to win, Johnny just bugs the crap out of me.  

    • Anonymous

      I worried that these people wouldn’t know Avant Garde if it bit them in their collective ass.

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

        right place:

        i think the only one left who would is becky. becky & oliver, he found out about it when he was in london by himself. & bryce read about it somewhere, once, in school. it was assigned.

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

        I’m almost positive that these people wouldn’t know Avant Garde if it bit them in their collective ass. Bring on the crack!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sooooooo Hungry! What goes well with vodka? Must eat food now…

  • Anonymous

    Maybe my computer screen is too dark, but on the promo Michael Kors looks like a floating head.

    • Anonymous

      that’s hilarious.  he looked like jambi the genie – all floating head.

      • Lisa

        Haaah!  Jambi – awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone want to bet on whether ANY of these designers come anywhere close to avant garde?  I’m betting no…

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaronfrey9 Aaron Frey

    Favorite carb: French Fries, hands down. Greasy and delicious.

    Also, there’s 4 weeks til Fashion Week? There’s 11 contestants remaining, so does that mean there will be 3-4 decoy collections? Yet again? I still don’t understand how they can not plan for this right.

    • Anonymous

      well we can always hope that they’ll dismiss the lot of them  - all at one time. 

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

        wrong place, apologies. moved.

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

      No, NYFW begins Sep. 8, but TLo have been dieting weeks in advance!

      • http://www.facebook.com/aaronfrey9 Aaron Frey

        Wow, so that means half the contestants will be doing runway shows!

  • Anonymous

    Does alcohol count as a carb? If so, then that is my fave. If not, then it is PIZZA!!!!

  • Margot Brose

    I wonder if hissing Viktor had a bad break up before he tried out for PR. He seems a bit obsessed with cheating.

    Also, ALL CARBS!

    • Anonymous

      That clip sounded like it was from two weeks ago when he didn’t like the fact that people had help finishing their garments.

  • Anonymous

    5 guys french fries

    • Anonymous

      Ha ha – my husband would totally agree with you! That’s his drug of choice since he quit smoking. I think they taste like homemade fries – nothing wrong with that, just not my taste.

      • Anonymous

        Right?!  I heard so many raves I finally went out of my way to try them.  When I tasted them I thought, “Oh, this tastes like when I was completely broke and trying to make it through the month with ramen, eggs and a cheap bag of potatoes and made home fries.”  Not a happy taste!

    • Anonymous

      Ha ha – my husband would totally agree with you! That’s his drug of choice since he quit smoking. I think they taste like homemade fries – nothing wrong with that, just not my taste.

  • Anonymous

    Favorite carb? Bread – preferably whole wheat and as “natural” as you can make it :).

    I realize that a low-carb diet is the *fastest* weight-loss diet (IMO mostly because of water weight), but I’m not certain that it’s the most permanent weight-loss diet. It does seem to work better for men than women, though, and since I’m one of the latter, maybe you should discount my comment!

  • Anonymous

    bagel and cream cheese!  Had one today!!

    • Anonymous

      Me, too!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_25O5S6LPM2HIDT6SORATOPHCWU Jacquie Scuitto

      Bagel with just sweet butter, please.  Also baked potatoes. any pasta with butter and cheese.  Puff paste!  Good thing I’ve already had supper — 3 stuffed clams, tzatziki and cherry tomatoes.  Maybe some watermelon later …

  • Anonymous

    bagel and cream cheese!  Had one today!!

  • Anonymous

    Went to an Indian restaurant for lunch, so am all fat/proteined/carbed out.  I’ll have a nice glass of toasted head chardonnay and a tray of ripe tomatoes, mozarella and basil.  In a couple of hours I’ll be ready for a hot fudge sundae.

  • Anonymous

    Mashed Potatoes, homemade and a little lumpy please.  They can be garlic-y, buttered, gravied….I don’t care.  I’ll often skip dessert to have another serving of spuds.

    Or, if I’m in a hurry, I just shovel those bad boys right into the hip area of my pantyhose.  Either way, the effect is the same.

  • http://twitter.com/QuincyTKatz Quincy Katz

    I feel like little Olivier Twist. (Bursting into song)
    ” Food glorious food, cinnamon rolls and bread puddings! While we’re in the mood eclairs,cookies and custard!”

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

    Pasta in any form. My dad’s family is Italian, so it’s in the blood (and so are all those carbs, alas). Potatoes are a close runner up, oven -roasted and covered in glorious butter…

    Damn it TLo, I just had dinner 3 hours ago. It’s not time to be daydreaming about food already!

    I am looking forward to tonight’s PR though! Ooh actual cheating?! “Avant-garde”?! (Can any of them DO avant-garde?) Glad to have you boys back to live tweeting as well :)

    • Lisa

      I hope it’s actual cheating – like Keith Michael cheating and not Michael Costello’s bullshit accusations of cheating from sore loser Ivy.  Other than Gretchen’s win, we haven’t had some hardcore shit go down on this show in ages!

      • Lori

        If there’s any accusations of cheating.  Those Lifetime promo monkeys are masters of misdirection.

      • Anonymous

        Ugh. Ivy. I had put her out of my mind. IVY….ugh again.

  • Anonymous

    Having thought about it, I suppose if I had to choose one carb dish it would be Fettuccine Alfredo. Pasta, butter, cream, cheese. Yum. 

    This was a terrible thread to read on an evening when I’m not planning to have dinner!

  • Anonymous

    If I have to choose one food, I’ll choose gnocchi.  That way I get pasta AND potatoes smushed together into little pockets of love.  Top it with  bolognese and plenty of parm when depressed (better than a gallon of Hagen Dazs), a light marinara or pesto otherwise.  Or sweet potato gnocchi with gorgonzola.  Sweet potatoes are a “good” carb, right?  Sweet potato whole-wheat gnocchi — I won’t gain weight if I eat that, right?  Right?

    Oh, and a bottle of a nice chianti.

  • aimee_parrott

    Put that vodka in a martini with a ton of olives.

    As for favorite carb… how to pick?  I’m an Irish girl, so I can’t live without potatoes.  I married an Italian, and *he* can’t live without pasta — and frankly, neither can I.  Who’d want to?  I guess if you put those two together, my gotta-have-it carb is… gnocchi?  Yum, with pesto.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yay – avant garde!  Arts and crafts and teletubbys!  The only one I think I’ve seen in party clothes was LaLa, and that was in a tutu.  Think they recycled the stilt-walker concept?

    As far as favorite carb, love them all but every St. Patrick’s day we skip the corned beef and cabbage and I make a big bowl of champ with bacon and onions.  Basically a big pile of mashed potatos with a well in the center plugged by a big knob of melting butter, surrounded by a ring of carmelized onions and fried bacon bits.  And then I recover until Easter.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yay – avant garde!  Arts and crafts and teletubbys!  The only one I think I’ve seen in party clothes was LaLa, and that was in a tutu.  Think they recycled the stilt-walker concept?

    As far as favorite carb, love them all but every St. Patrick’s day we skip the corned beef and cabbage and I make a big bowl of champ with bacon and onions.  Basically a big pile of mashed potatos with a well in the center plugged by a big knob of melting butter, surrounded by a ring of carmelized onions and fried bacon bits.  And then I recover until Easter.

  • Anonymous

    after my day of hell, I am ordering a bottle of Jack Daniels and a straw…. and bring me a big ole bowl of spaghetti and meatballs!

    • Anonymous

      Would you prefer a direct IV line for the Jack Daniels.  Slurping it down is so SLOW, you know?

      • Anonymous

        Hook me up!! This chat room is the highlight of my week!

  • Anonymous

    after my day of hell, I am ordering a bottle of Jack Daniels and a straw…. and bring me a big ole bowl of spaghetti and meatballs!

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Bread.  If I’m not careful and I got to a restaurant with endless bread baskets… oh, not pretty.

    So, who does Viktor think is cheating now?  Or is that one of the famous edit-teases, where he’s saying, “Well, I might dress her in something I bought from the store, but to me, that’s cheating”?

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Bread.  If I’m not careful and I got to a restaurant with endless bread baskets… oh, not pretty.

    So, who does Viktor think is cheating now?  Or is that one of the famous edit-teases, where he’s saying, “Well, I might dress her in something I bought from the store, but to me, that’s cheating”?

  • Anonymous

    Carb heaven – Potato Dauphinoise followed by a Gateau St Honore. 

  • Anonymous

    Holy shit, this site works like a charm in Firefox!  I’ve been trying to view it in IE and it’s just suckage on there.  To celebrate, I’ll take a lovely homeland Pollack vodka straight and chilled to the bejesus with a huge slice of cheese babka and a dish of fried in butter potato perogies with sour cream.

    • Anonymous

      Were you getting the footer stuck near the top of each page of comments like I am?  I eventually get tired of it and switch to Chrome.

      • Anonymous

        Yes! Such a pain.  And it wouldn’t refresh properly and was so slow.  I’m at work, so we have IE as our default.  Sucky!!

      • Anonymous

        Yes! Such a pain.  And it wouldn’t refresh properly and was so slow.  I’m at work, so we have IE as our default.  Sucky!!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Yup.  If I were to check in at work–which I of course never do–IE would give me reports about how the page is running scripts that will freeze up my computer.  Come home to Firefox, and boom.  Perfect.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Yup.  If I were to check in at work–which I of course never do–IE would give me reports about how the page is running scripts that will freeze up my computer.  Come home to Firefox, and boom.  Perfect.

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

    Definitely veer to the sweet side. A plate-sized ginger cookie made with chunks of crystallized ginger, dense and chewy. Yum.

  • Lisa

    So that’s what Kenneth Cole looks like!  Now I know which nice man to thank for those cool boots I have.

    Favorite carb? PIZZA!! Always has been, for my whole entire life.

  • Rebecca Zmarzly

    Ham fried rice. Sans egg. Gotta cut that protein out where I can!

    • Anonymous

      Oh no, honey.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    MilaXX?  Are you out there?  I’ve created a Whovian cupcake – Tom Baker era bad guy, can you name him?!

  • Sara__B

    Best carb? I recently had a big round twisted glazed doughnut sort of thing (but with no hole) that was drizzled with both maple and chocolate frostings. It was so fresh it was still a bit warm. I love carbs, but this morsel of extraordinary deliciousness has driven all other favorites out of my mind.

  • Anonymous

    If we’re drinking vodka, I’ll take a Russian Bear (vodka, white creame de cacao, cream)

  • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

    hahaha…the irony is that Becky and Bryce were actually in school together (I know, since I was there too…although I am still there…lucky me).

    I’ve got my (virtual) money on Becky.

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

      bryce as silly as he seems?
      {i put this very politely.}

      • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

        Hi edi,

        In my post above I was actually trying to reply to your post about being assigned avant garde at school, etc., but my comment did not nest for some reason. 

        I think both Bryce and Becky are very competent designers, though I personally love Becky’s aesthetic. I think Bryce tends to be very painstaking in his work and that may be one reason why the results we have been seeing from him on the show have been so surprising (especially to me, since I know what he is capable of producing). Becky, though, may still turn out to be a dark horse in this competition. Her work is always impeccable (and “dowdy” is certainly a ridiculous word to use to describe her designs in general, silly Josh).

    • Anonymous

      Fascinating – can you tell us more? (I really like Becky and certainly do not think the adjective “dowdy” describes her in any way.)

    • Alina Badus

      Yes! Please tell us more… 

  • Anonymous

    Potato chips.  Bags and bags of potato chips.  Juicy burgers on pretzel bread.  And Oreo cookies—not a traditional carb, but a carb nonetheless.

  • Valerie Owens

    Donuts with Cahfee. Haht. Regulah.

    • Anonymous

      A fellow New Englandah!  I’m a tea drinkah, myself. :)

  • Lori

    Garlic bread, made from homemade ciabatta, oozing butter and dusted with cheese. 

    But I also want everyone else’s carbs.  I’m having quite the foodgasm right now.

  • Anonymous

    Seems like carbs are as popular as popular a topic as bags and shoes.

    –GothamTomato

  • Anonymous

    So many carbs, how to choose? It’s a very close tie between pasta and bread. Very, very close. 

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    I’m eating a giant bowl of sweet potato ravioli…so definitely my fave carb right now. In other news- bought my Karl Lagerfeld for Macys stuff today! I really ended up getting more than I thought I would.

  • Anonymous

    Fresh, handmade pasta baby!!  No other carb compares.

  • Anonymous

    Bread.  Any bread.  I am the whoriest of bread whores.  But right now I’ll have a vodka in the TLounge.

  • Rand Ortega

    Lost 14lbs due to job stress. Been dreaming about Indigo Cafe bread pudding w/ bourbon glaze. Can someone hail the FA for a Lemon Bitter w/ a splash of Sobieski for me? I don’t seem to garnering their attention @ the moment. Dziękuję!

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

      Bread pudding! Oh, yum! Right up there with a Monte Carlo Sandwich as food that is so delicious and so-o-o bad for you. I could just look at it and gain weight.
      IAMSOBZ

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1465650939 Cindy Rasmussen

    Pasta! Pasta with clam sauce and some bread to dip in the clam sauce!! And then we could make clam chowder with potatoes.

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

    white cheddar cheezits. full fat version.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    I didn’t realize that Blenley had a problem with Becky….lol so I guess it was a secret.

  • Anonymous

    I hate this show sometimes.  The way the editors framed the Josh/Becky stuff last week is outrageous.  It makes it seem as if Becky started drama and Josh squelched it, and Laura’s bitchy, mean, clique-style TH that ‘Becky is an emotional person and I don’t relate’ of course validated horrible fucking Josh.

    Great.  Becky has to be with Laura and Anya.  What the fuck is Laura’s problem?  She is a bitch.  For what?   Nasty for no reason, I’m betting.  

  • Anonymous

    Yay!  Truces, clean slates and striving not to be an asshole all around!

  • Anonymous

    awwww. Cute!! Too bad not many of these designers seem to be worthy of working with these talented children.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Ok..yes, these are kids, but the way they keep saying “working with children” and “I love children” and etc. you’d think they were in preschool.

  • Anonymous

    The kids are great. A nice group of artists they chose.

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

    oh Bert, no lightening bolts on the skirt.

  • scottyf

    Viktor never having kids.

    There is a God.

    • Joe J

      Well, when every bit of your non-work time is spent sneering at the work of others, I supposed it WOULD be hard to pencil in an “11:30am – Procreation” appointment on your daily planner.

    • Anonymous

      And if that’s your reaction after meeting these kids, you seriously don’t want kids.  I’m hearing about a million parents out there turning to their offspring and saying (silently, I hope!), “Why couldn’t YOU be more like that!”

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    OMG!! CUtest moment of my week- Tim Gunn chasing the dog!

  • Anonymous

    Is Josh M buying Pleather?

    • Anonymous

      if he bedazzles that pleather, I am going to vomit.

  • Joe J

    Chiffon? Olivier has been possessed by the spirit of Danielle, it seems.

    • Anonymous

      I feel like i am missing the point about Oliver. THEY RAVE about him and I think he is dull and constructs so poorly and he acts like a warm breeze would bruise. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Thomas/100001097142086 Luke Thomas

    I’d never seen a picture of Kenneth Cole before – he’s a tiny bit silver fox, no?  I love his shoes, I buy all my work shoes from him.  Fav carb – garlicy hummus, chopped cucumber, and lots of fresh pita bread!

    • Anonymous

      Kenneth Cole makes fabulous shoes for work!!! also his cologne Black is awesome!

    • Anonymous

      I am now in love with Kenneth Cole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Thomas/100001097142086 Luke Thomas

    I’d never seen a picture of Kenneth Cole before – he’s a tiny bit silver fox, no?  I love his shoes, I buy all my work shoes from him.  Fav carb – garlicy hummus, chopped cucumber, and lots of fresh pita bread!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cruz.alejandra Alejandra Cruz

    samosas!  i think i’ll go get one now…since i won’t be attending fashion week this year. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/cruz.alejandra Alejandra Cruz

    samosas!  i think i’ll go get one now…since i won’t be attending fashion week this year. :)

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I think I’ve seen enough to dub this another lame challenge…

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Ugh, totally off-topic, but I am SO SICK of these stupid fb status “breast cancer awareness” things.

  • Anonymous

    is kimberly doing a cher costume – you know, “Cherokee People” style?

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

    talk like a man Viktor, it’s hard to take you as a threat when all your bitching is told through whispers and lisps

    • Anonymous

      Hissssssssssssssssing Victttttttor

  • Now I am The Bee

    I’m back.  More vodka, please, to get rid of this stupid sinus headache….
    I love this challenge!  The paitings the kids did are really cool.  And very inspirational.

  • pacconci

    Viktor and Clinique both had problems relating to their classroom partners. Maybe the kids found them to be too dowdy.

  • Anonymous

    Oh God, another one playing the cancer card…….

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, Josh M, but I doubt your Mom would have been very proud of you last week.

  • Anonymous

    PR trivia question…

    Has any contestant who has “come back” after being eliminated ever made it past one or two more challenges? 

    I don’t know the answer…although I want to say it’s no..but I could be forgetting someone…

    • Anonymous

      How did Chris March do?

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

        but chris march was really good.

    • Joe J

      Chris March

      • Anonymous

        Did that happen to Anthony, too? I can’t remember if he was eliminated and brought back. Sheesh, my memory is leaving me quickly.

    • Anonymous

      Chris March!

      • Anonymous

        Right! I’d forgotten he went home and came back! 

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    I’m thinking Clinique’s dress could end up being cool….of course I reserve the right to totally disagree with myself later. 

  • Now I am The Bee

    The Hubs just asked if the bald guy (Josh) was gay.  I said no. 

    • Anonymous

      Well, he says he’s not.  Still an open question, if you ask me.   

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BDDQFF22SPECYW2E7EH3KP7D4 Evergreen G

      your hub has good gaydar

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    HA!!! House of Dereon

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Clinique counter, your bullying inspired Becky to work better. Bitch.

    • Anonymous

      totally!! I thought I was hallucinating…

    • Anonymous

      I cant stand him…..

    • Anonymous

      What a complete and unmitigated narcissistic asshole.  Talk about someone who has NO insight into himself and has no clue about the effect of his behavior on other people.   I can’t stand him.

      • Anonymous

        When he said his mother dies two years ago I said OUT LOUD Well thank GOD she didnt live to see you act such an ass in front of millions last week. That is some deep dislike.

  • Anonymous

    Um, is Josh M, seriously taking credit for Becky’s work?

    • Now I am The Bee

      I know right?  I couldn’t believe those words were coming out of his mouth! 

    • Anonymous

      Talk about conceit!  That was astonishingly arrogant, wasn’t it?

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Oh Bert….I really want to like you so much. Please please PLEASE get it together or I’ll have to go Tyra Cycle Four on you (WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!).

    • Anonymous

      I am shocked that this week, Bert is getting the sympathetic edit.   You don’t think they re-edited after the entire internet exploded with the “Bert is an Asshole” sentiment, do you?

      • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

        Hmm. I don’t know. I think they just go where the drama can be found and milk it. I really just want to like him. He reminds me of one of the boys at my preschool that has trouble getting along with others…actually most reality show contestants remind me of kids from work lol what does that say?

      • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

        Hmm. I don’t know. I think they just go where the drama can be found and milk it. I really just want to like him. He reminds me of one of the boys at my preschool that has trouble getting along with others…actually most reality show contestants remind me of kids from work lol what does that say?

      • Anonymous

        Of course not.  You don’t really think this is done in real time, do you?

  • Now I am The Bee

    Awwwww-I think I like Bert again. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/thedon98 Donald De Leon

    Oh wow! Josh M., boy is he full of himself! Talking about how can he inspire Becky to be more focused, so annoying!

    • Anonymous

      The only thing he could inspire in people is homocide.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1463220570 Emily Winters

    BERTTTTT

  • Anonymous

    …what a douchebag  Josh M is!

  • http://profiles.google.com/mrs.krause314 Mrs. Krause

    See, this stuff is why I forgive Bert a lot of his bitchiness.  He’s still got a lot of work to do besides just “making it work”.

    • Anonymous

      So he even tells his family/friends to go fuck themselves (with that arm thing) during a friendly chat!

      • Anonymous

        Nah, in that instance I just saw a playful “Up yours!” to their playful “Make it work!”  I’m sure they just laughed, as I would too.  Nothing offensive there, this time.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Wow… twenty minutes in, and so far we have an interesting challenge and people on good behavior (even Josh’s “She’s better because  of my influence” is just funny in its levels of delusion).  So far.  Huh.

  • scottyf

    My pants are dancing after watching Bert’s video chat.

    THAT’S MY MAN!!!!

    • Anonymous

      oooh scotty, don’t get your hopes up honey.  

    • Anonymous

      Scotty, I do hope that’s his redemption edit and not the auf edit.  I’m fearing he’s Michael Kors teletubby….

    • Anonymous

      scotty, where are you when we need you?  here is your fiance acting like a little teddy bear.  but where were you when we needed someone to slap some sense into him?  who wears the pants in this relationship anyway?

      • Anonymous

        Ah, how do you know that isn’t why he’s acting like a teddy bear?  Scotty did threaten him with hot grits, remember!

        • scottyf

          Works every time.

  • pacconci

    Clinique is now taking credit for inspiring Becky. Oh how I hate him! On the other hand, it looks like the producers decided Bert needed to be more warm and fuzzy. Oooooh the manipulation hurts. Make it stop!

  • Anonymous

    Uh oh, Josh M can’t go home so is Bert getting the loser sob story edit?

  • Anonymous

    Bert Another day in paradise… *snort*

  • Anonymous

    Oh Blenley - enough with the green

  • Anonymous

    “Hello, children”?  These young people are SO much more mature than any of the designers!

    • Anonymous

      i want to click “like” a zillion times.  i agree with you completely.

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

    Victor, you need to check your attitude at the door. You act more selfish and childish than any of those kids.

    I’m glad you’ll never have children, because it’s awfully hard for a toddler to act as a parent.

    ZING

  • Anonymous

    Is Anya doing another halter top?

  • Anonymous

    I was just watching DVR’d Always Sunny before this came on, and now Clinique is giving off such a Mac vibe with that 5 o’clock shadow.  It would be so much better if he really was Mac. 

  • Anonymous

    Such articulate kids.

  • Now I am The Bee

    Fed Ex Boxes! 

    • Anonymous

      Hissing Victor is an ass.

    • Anonymous

      I’m all for Becky, but those blocks are bad, and don’t have much to do with the painting.

  • Anonymous

    I wish Viktor would just shut up.

    • Anonymous

      Is he a judge or a designer? he is trying to beat Kors in the quips department. has a uglu opionion on everybody’s design.

  • pacconci

    Chris Marsh

  • Anonymous

    When does Viktor have the time to design???  He spends all his time being a bitchaholic…

  • Joe J

    These kids are seriously delightful – Bravo should ditch one of the five hundred Real Housewives shows and make a reality show about artisic, talented kids like these and their work process.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      It would be awesome, but probably against child labor laws, alas.

    • Anonymous

      Let’s not go overboard about how talented these kids are.  But they were mature and good at spouting self-esteemy affirmations.

  • Anonymous

    A slice of lemon cake with frosty icing.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Blenley was kind and sensitive to her kid.  Thank goodness she is able to keep her anxiety away from that darling kid.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Oh god…..Bert might be in trouble….AUGH! Producers, don’t you make me love him again just to rip him away!!

  • Anonymous

    Bert’s outfit looks awful.

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ Kimberly’s face looking at Bert’s!  I was making the same face!

      • Anonymous

        And then another cut to Becky’s face!

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

    oh dear, bert’s artist is not so talented.

  • scottyf

    Is Olivier getting the loser cut?

    • Anonymous

      If he sends an oatmeal colored sack down the runway, I can’t imagine the judges rationalizing it as good.

    • Anonymous

      If he is, he deserves it.

  • Anonymous

    Avant garde is adding a second color? Poor delusional Oliverere…

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    OH wow, LOVING the dress on Josh C’s student

  • Joe J

    Viktor, take a note from Anthony  re: Josh C – THAT is how you do a criticism without sounding like a douchenozzle.

  • Anonymous

    Sky ought to be a judge. She is the most articulate person Ive seen on this show!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I loved the designers imagining her debating the Duchess!

  • Anonymous

    “So minimal in, like, a shocking way”

    …What?

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      i could imagine oliver wrapping his model in very minimal bands of color in unusual shapes or constructed in an unusual way.   he is really stuck it seems.

  • pacconci

    Better Olivier than Bert. I’m scared for him! Hold me.

    • scottyf

      Yeah, I think the teletubbie comment from Michael may be about him.

      • Anonymous

        It could also be Becky and her cubes. Although I suppose Bert’s jodphurs are more of a teletubby look.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry to talk bad about your man, scottyf, but Bert made a clown costume. 

  • Anonymous

    Anya’s wearing that “witness protection program” pixelated top again.

  • Joe J

    I’m REALLY hoping these get some serious polish before the show – the only one that I responded well to from the glimpses I see is Kimberly’s.

    • Now I am The Bee

      Yes.  Kimberly’s looks awesome.  I kinda like Bert’s, too–it is fun and unexpected.  Even if the judges don’t like it, hopefully they will give Bert a pass since it’s at least interesting and not boring.  They will always send home boring. 

    • Anonymous

      If Anthony Ryan can finish, I think it might work. I’m worried about Laura and Bert though.

  • Anonymous

    Blenley is recreating March / Siriano’s ruffle fest in pale yellow?

  • Anonymous

    Blenley is recreating March / Siriano’s ruffle fest in pale yellow?

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t a lot of these designers using the glue gun instead of, like, SEWING???  Is that allowed?

    • Anonymous

      Like safety pins, hot glue frowned upon but not illegal.  The’re just not allowed to tape their models into the garments (or glue them in, from Tim’s comment to Oliwerere.).

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t a lot of these designers using the glue gun instead of, like, SEWING???  Is that allowed?

  • Anonymous

    Loser edit for “I’m not gay” Josh?

    • scottyf

      If that boy moves to NYC, I’m buying stock in the Eagle.

      • Anonymous

        If he moves to NYC, I’m driving up and buying him a drink.

  • Anonymous

    Ah. It’s only illegal to glue the garment to the model, not glue the garment together.

    Rules.  Who knew?

  • Anonymous

    Ruh-roh!! Olivier might be up the creek!

  • Lori

    Looks like Blenley’s dress belongs  in the Butterfinger Snackerz commercial.   Maybe she’ll have her model say, “Nobody lays a finger on my Butterfinger Snackerz!”

    • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

      uh-uh-uh, I think you won’t!

    • Anonymous

      Buttah-fingah Snackahs!

      • Anonymous

        Buttah-fingah Snackahs toilet paper cozy!

  • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

    I still think that JC is completely out of his depth, and I’m seriously wondering why Bert is here at all.

  • Anonymous

    Mormon Josh is such a sweet guy. But that dress.  I shudder.  Can’t he dye the blouse?  Can he chop off one side of the skirt?  Can he dump a bunch of red paint over her head as if she was being eaten by a wolf?  

    • Anonymous

      Oooh! A Carrie look like Rajah from Drag Race?

      • Pennymac

        What’s happened to her? Seems like Manilla has been EVERYWHERE, but I haven’t seen a Raja commercial or anything.

        • Anonymous

          I follow her on FB and she is CONSTANTLY traveling and making appearances.

  • Anonymous

    I havent seen one designer this season ( so far ) that I think has half the talent that a Mondo, Seth Aaron, Jeffrey Sebelia, Austin Scarlett, Laura Bennett, Christian Siriano has etc…dismal crop of designers this season.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      I know!! I can’t tell if it’s the lack of talent, or the craptastic challenges (though I guess a really great designer would turn out something great most of the time no matter what)

      • Pennymac

        Agreed

  • Anonymous

    I guess Bert gets the “Teletubby” comment…

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Oh….Olivier Twist….I’m getting sad for him!

  • Anonymous

    I’m liking the paint splash garment for the win, what is that guy’s name.

    • Anonymous

      Anthony

  • Anonymous

    ….Did Tim just magically know that he glued the model into it? Was he secretly watching them?

    • Pennymac

      I’m guessing there’s a producer-narc amongst them

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Could just be a P.A. going over and saying, “Er, maybe we should stop him before it’s an issue…”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BDDQFF22SPECYW2E7EH3KP7D4 Evergreen G

        or the producers afraid of being sued for a nasty rash on the model’s boob.

  • Joe J

    Shut it, Clinique – from where I’m sitting, what you’re “made of” is nothing but Pan-Cake makeup and 100% grade-F certified stank-ass bitchery.  

  • Anonymous

    Clinique = COSTUME!

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    God, does Viktor just CAMP in the confessional/interview room or what? We’ve heard way too much from him this episode

    • Anonymous

      yeah, but I liked his comments tonight. But then again, I like Viktor!

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

    Letssee, Bert did a video call of death,  EaglescoutJosh is in major trouble–again, and most designers seem to be doing a ready-to-wear challenge instead of Avant Guarde…

  • Anonymous

    I like the idea of Becky’s dress, but man does it look home sewn.  It’s her execution that’s really not working this time, I think.

  • Anonymous

    Is Josh C the Mormon one or the Clinique one?

    • Anonymous

      Mormon

      • Anonymous

        Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      Mormon….I think…at least that’s the one I’ve been referring to when I say Josh C

  • Anonymous

    uh oh, loser edit for Bert!
    the kids are great, I agree- more Skye, please!

  • Anonymous

    Hey, I like Becky’s!

  • Joe J

    Becky’s is a bit too literal an interpretation, and I hate to say this, but I’m getting flashbacks of the infamous “tumor dress” of season 1 with it.

    • Anonymous

      I hate it. pincushion dress

  • Anonymous

    Oliwerever’s looks like an unmade bed

    • Anonymous

      ALL Of his stuff does. I dont get the praise for him at all.

  • Anonymous

    Olivier did nothing re: the painting…

  • Anonymous

    That vibrant painting and that is what he came up with.

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

    I love the holes in Becky’s skirt. Those negative shapes contrast with the positive greens nicely

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Oh….no…..Bert.

  • Anonymous

    Miss Clinique = Haloween costume

    • Joe J

      Yeah, but I bet it’s in the top three.  Since Clinique has immunity, I doubt they’d bring him out if he were in the bottom – they don’t seem to do that when there are still enough designers left that some are just “IN” – see Bert from week two.

    • Joe J

      Yeah, but I bet it’s in the top three.  Since Clinique has immunity, I doubt they’d bring him out if he were in the bottom – they don’t seem to do that when there are still enough designers left that some are just “IN” – see Bert from week two.

    • Joe J

      Yeah, but I bet it’s in the top three.  Since Clinique has immunity, I doubt they’d bring him out if he were in the bottom – they don’t seem to do that when there are still enough designers left that some are just “IN” – see Bert from week two.

    • Anonymous

      Blair Witch! 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, Bert is Teletubbies.

  • Anonymous

    there are no words bert

  • Anonymous

    Becky’s cubes don’t work–Heidi was horrified
    Olivier’s dress is awful
    Ick.
    Bert is odd…he calls it “attractive”?????  ”somewhat high waisted”???

  • Anonymous

    Victor’s looks like we’re back to Wee Wee Pads.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Bert  - those pants are insane

  • Anonymous

    I can see something about to fall off Becky’s dress. Olivier is definitely in trouble. Just horrible. WTF, Laura?

  • Anonymous

    I love these kids!

  • http://www.facebook.com/xerapis David Louis Quick

    Ok, looks to me like Bert sewed a clutch purse to the model’s breasts.

  • Anonymous

    Victor’s is just odd.
    Blenley is very Christian Siriano but toned down.
    Bryce is odd…

    • Anonymous

      Blenley reminded me of LeeAnne (sp?)

      • Anonymous

        I thought immediately of LeeAnne when I saw Blenley’s dress walk down the runway

        • Anonymous

          I did, as well.  Definitely not Siriano.  Not a puffy sleeve in sight.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my gosh, Bryce. <3 But I don't like the sleeves.

    And Blenley's I liked. But probably only because I'm a 13 year old girl.

  • Joe J

    Do NOT get Bryce’s, as avant garde, and I don’t get how it ties in to the painting, either.

    • Anonymous

      I’d kinda like to see ten of them go home tonight.

    • Anonymous

      I’d kinda like to see ten of them go home tonight.

    • Anonymous

      I’d kinda like to see ten of them go home tonight.

    • Anonymous

      I actually got it.  The eyes are the focus of the painting, and they’re very unsettling.  He used the suggestion of cray cray  behind those eyes to inspire the straight jacket sleeves, which I thought was pretty cool.  The dress fell apart from the waist down, and it might have been more interesting in stark white rather than borrowing the colors from the painting, but the design idea behind the bodice was kind of impressive. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Josh, came out with RTW not avant garde…

  • Anonymous

    Mormon Jose – schoolgirl soft porn…

  • Anonymous

    Hissing Victor’s artist needs her own show. She’s great!

  • Anonymous

    Anthony Ryan = WIN

    Maybe they made the right decision about keeping him. Not very avant garde though.

  • Anonymous

    Love Anthony’s – Jackson Pollock dress?

    • Anonymous

      I thought it looked like a wearable Jackson Pollock, too!  

  • Anonymous

    I really like Anya’s–it’s one of the closest to A-G, don’t you think?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I thought so, too. I was surprised we didn’t hear more about it. 

  • Anonymous

    And the Baby Jeebus bursts into tears…

  • Anonymous

    Interesting, I would have called Anya to be in the top 3. 

    • Anonymous

      Agree. I really liked her look.

    • Anonymous

      Me too.  But I’m glad both she and Becky made it…

    • Anonymous

      Me, too. I was surprised. I really liked what she did. It had a lot of interest to it. 

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

    Drinking a Hoegaarden with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it. Omnomnom carb-tastic. 

  • Anonymous

    Bryce was safe?????? WTF:?

  • Anonymous

    I liked Anya’s but the top is just a slight variation of the same top she keeps doing.

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

    I love Anthony’s! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1052062518 Megan Moore

    Is it just me, or is Becky not nearly as interesting as she seemed at the beginning with her talking about escaping a Christian cult, etc… She’s turned out to be very normal. And boring.

    • Anonymous

      Well, that’s probably a good thing for her, considering!

  • Anonymous

    Josh C’s is awful, but Bert’s is no picnic… I hatehatehate Clinique Josh’s, too, but he has immunity. And they faked us out with all the Becky talk.

  • spooki C

    Bert’s is so unbelievably hideous. It’s a clown costume!

    Becky’s is a lot better than I expected.

  • spooki C

    Bert’s is so unbelievably hideous. It’s a clown costume!

    Becky’s is a lot better than I expected.

  • spooki C

    Bert’s is so unbelievably hideous. It’s a clown costume!

    Becky’s is a lot better than I expected.

  • Anonymous

    I love the Sherwin Williams commercials – possibly the best ads on TV right now.

  • Anonymous

    I love the Sherwin Williams commercials – possibly the best ads on TV right now.

  • Anonymous

    I love the Sherwin Williams commercials – possibly the best ads on TV right now.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Anthony for the win….Josh C for the auf? (Mostly cause his is boring, and they usually keep cracktastic over boring…a la Emilio’s silly string and washer swimsuit)

  • Anonymous

    Oh, fellow Bitter Kittens.  We WILL have much to discuss…

    Anyone else think Bert’s is the “teletubbies going to a party” comment from the Duchess??

  • Anonymous

    Well, Scotty, brace yourself.  And as much as I thought you could do better, damn, I do want to see Bert actually make Fashion Week next week.  Still want to see the 50-somethings represent, and still curious as to what he would do with month off on his own.  It could be the only way to really see what he still has in him.

  • Anonymous

    Anthony for the win, Laura second.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Wait…really? Clinique’s is in the top? That thing is hiddy H to T in my opinion. Seriously.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree

      • Anonymous

        Like a fifties circle poodle skirt with the initials where the poodle usually goes, yuck.

    • Anonymous

      HARRIBUL!

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Wait…really? Clinique’s is in the top? That thing is hiddy H to T in my opinion. Seriously.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Wait…really? Clinique’s is in the top? That thing is hiddy H to T in my opinion. Seriously.

  • Joe J

    Clinique’s is inspired by a tree – knowing that, does anyone have an incontinent Great Dane handy?   Love that his lack of taste in the styling is getting called out.

    • Anonymous

      LOL!

  • Margot Brose

    why are they being so nice to Josh? His skirt looks like a shower curtain.

    • Anonymous

      Why are they being so kind to BERT?!

  • Anonymous

    Clinique’s is the worst!!  bride of Captain Sparrow!

  • Anonymous

    Bert started off in a nice place, but then threw a bunch of CRAP at it.

    • Anonymous

      Except that he didn’t start off in a nice place.

      • Toto Maya

        Nice is relative. For him, that was nice. Oh, you meant fashion-wise. Yeah.

  • pacconci

    thank you Heidi for not hating Bert. He must remind you of some secret German uncle.

    • Anonymous

      Sigh.  I fear it’s the kind of German uncle who wants you to spank him, diaper him, and give him a bottle.  Damn, wasn’t looking for that image this late at night, or to associate it with Bert.  But maybe he went there.  Mustn’t judge!

  • Now I am The Bee

    Ugh.  I can’t believe they liked Josh M’s!  But I agree with the rest.  I’m happy that they kinda liked Bert’s.  Also very happy that Becky is safe. 

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Ok I’m thinking Josh C is heading home…they didn’t even like where he was trying to go with his.

    • Anonymous

      I thought his was like something I’ve seen on a runway before, he didn’t deserve the derision.  

      And they praised Josh M’s awfulness.  Ugh.

  • Anonymous

    I have this ‘fantasy’ that the minute the cameras stop running, Olivier all of a sudden starts talking like a gravelly voiced truck driver. 

  • Margot Brose

    I keep forgetting the adorable Southern Boy’s name. But his dress is GORGEOUS.

  • Anonymous

    See, Heidi, this was the reason not to get rid of Anthony last week!  Screw the now you’re in, now you’re out, if you’ve shown some promise, you deserve a pass.

  • Joe J

    Yay Laura – even if I don’t think the silhouette is particularly avant garde, it’s one of the better ones, easily. 

    I have NO idea who’s out and who wins – I would say Bert’s out just based on the editing and given that I bet the producers don’t want to  be THAT cruel to Josh C, and also given that Olivier is definitely not boring the judges.  I hope Anthony wins, but I would be fine with Laura winning. I’m getting a REALLY bad feeling that it’s Clinique again, though.

    • Now I am The Bee

      I agree.  It is perfectly constructed. 

    • Anonymous

      Are you serious? The judges pretended to sleep while talking about Olivier. I think he’s going home. But Bert doesn’t have many more chances. I think this is the second time he’s been in the bottom (and I’m not even talking about his “you’re the best of the worst” team bottom and his “should’ve been in the bottom but you’ve had immunity”). This is the sixth episode. Bert has had three close calls.

  • Anonymous

    I like Kenneth Cole as a judge!! Constructive Criticism without being nasty.

  • Now I am The Bee

    They liked Anthony’s but did you see the hem??  It’s not finished! 

    • Anonymous

      The effect was awesome, but the close-up was just a tacked-together mess.

  • Anonymous

    Joshua is the winner, I bet.

    Bert…or Josh…one will go home. Don’t think they’ll send Olivier home.  And Bert is a lightning rod so producers will keep him.

    • Now I am The Bee

      Olivererer should go home just because he used Silly Putty nude shoes! 

      • Anonymous

        What did Olivier’s have to do with the red/green/gold painting?

  • Erika Shor

    Anthony Ryan’s looks great from afar, not as good up close. God, I hope Clinique doesn’t win, but he probably will.

    • http://profiles.google.com/psykid42 Christopher Brathwaite

      To quote Clueless, “It’s a full on Monet!”

      • Anonymous

        Exactly! It really *is* Impressionist style!

  • Anonymous

    I’m ready for Olivieri to jon Cecilia and the girl who lost last week in the that’s just sad, sad, sad.

  • Anonymous

    I think Josh M is going to win.

  • Anonymous

    I think Josh C is definitely going home.

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping Anthony FTW, “I’m not gay” Josh out. But it could be Josh & Josh…

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Anthony’s dress is a full-on Monet…yup, amused the heck out of myself with that one just now.

  • Anonymous

    Kenneth Cole seems a bit out of sync with the other judges.

    • Anonymous

      But I kind of like it. When they disagree and talk about different things, the judging doesn’t seem like beating a dead horse.

  • Anonymous

    Anthony Ryan’s was the only styling I liked. I hope he wins, but Kenneth Cole doesn’t sound very happy.

  • Anonymous

    The top three just aren’t that avant-garde.  TLo was right with their fear of Kenneth Cole judging a-g looks– I mean, with him and Kors we have a pair of American sportswear designers at work here.  They couldn’t get anybody else?  I’m dating myself here, but why not Rei Kawakubo?

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

      yr not dating yrself. anyone who claims to be avant garde now who doesnt know who rei kawakubo is, is not fit to wash rei kawakubo’s socks.
      but i dont think rei kawakubo is gonna wanna be a judge on project runway. either that or they cant afford her.

    • Anonymous

      Betsy Johnson again! She would love Bert’s.

  • Anonymous

    I hope Bert’s safe. Usually crazy wins over mall wear…

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Keep your had up, Bert. Katy Perry would wear your outfit.

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

    WTF is with all the talk about “wearability” in an avant garde challenge? I can’t believe Blenley is in the top. (I pretend the “Bl” is for Bland.)

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

      I know! When has avant garde ever had anything to do with wearability? Holy cats. Is there anyone working there who has a clue what this show is supposed to be about.

      • Anonymous

        I totally agree with your point, but I had to reply just to comment on “holy cats.”  I love that phrase!  I imagine it said by a fast-talking reporter in a movie from the 30′s.  It doesn’t get used often enough.

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

          I’m totally trying to make it happen. :)

    • Anonymous

      I was shocked by her top 3 status as well.  As soon as I saw it I thought of the flower girl dress I wore at my uncle’s wedding back in 1978 – it wasn’t avant garde then and it isn’t avant garde now.

  • Anonymous

    They all seem to be leaning toward Josh M, but that thing is just Fugly! Carmen Miranda on top of a tree stump…

    • Anonymous

      I hate that carmen miranda blouse.  HATE IT.

      • Anonymous

        I am SO with you on that! TLo liked the top and hated the skirt, but I hated both pretty equally.

      • Anonymous

        I am SO with you on that! TLo liked the top and hated the skirt, but I hated both pretty equally.

  • scottyf

    *readies smelling salts*

    • Anonymous

      lol…

  • Anonymous

    Olivier’s outfit was more interesting than his model’s. “Won’t.you.be.my.neighbor?”

    • Anonymous

      My partner said the same thing. “Oh my God. He’s channeling Mr. Rogers!”

  • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

    I don’t get when they say that no one would wear one of these. Avant-garde isn’t really supposed to be mass produced and worn by everyone.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Christina Hendricks looks good in that preview for I Don’t Know How She Does It. Girl Crush!!

  • pacconci

    isn’t Josh M.’s the same color palate they hated when one of the gals  (Fallene?) did it in the pet shop challenge?

    • Anonymous

      Yes! I noticed it as well.

  • Anonymous

    I think Bert is safe. There is footage of him knocking over a mannequin in the previews that we haven’t seen yet.

    • scottyf

      Actually, we saw that in the workroom.

      • Anonymous

        D’oh! Didn’t catch this the first time, only on watching it again with the husband. Sheesh!

  • Anonymous

    diets suck, and no one should have to be on one, but at least you guys get to go to fashion week! i would probably starve myself for that, too…have you tried cauliflower pureed into “mashed potatoes?” i swear its good….i can’t wait to see pr this week….

  • Anonymous

    What is up with this idea that the garment is to be worn?  Am I missing something?  Bert went WAY out of his box to do this one.   It’s weird but it’s not boring.   I liked Clinique’s painting on his fabric but it smacks of 1955 poodle skirt in my eyes.  I think Mormon Josh is going home.   I think Clinique will get the damn win and he will be INSUFFERABLE for it.

    • Anonymous

      oh thank GOD it wasn’t Clinique.  Boy did he look pissed.  

      • Anonymous

        sweet. Man that was craptastic.

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

      Could you believe what he said about Becky? He was actually taking credit for her creativity! I’m so glad he didn’t win. I don’t know if I can watch that crap next week. They better not have another team challenge after this or I’m going to say aufwiederstein.(sic)

  • Anonymous

    Thank God! Congratulations Anthony!

  • Anonymous

    Yay! Love the win!

  • Anonymous

    Yay, Anthony!!!

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone else noticed that very few of the garments in these challenges are actually well sewn?  No matter what the judges say about “well constructed” the camera shows all the flaws and unfinished edges on almost every garment.  Can’t any of these folks sew?

    • Anonymous

      Anya? 

      Just kidding

  • pacconci

    Yeah Heidi!

  • Anonymous

    Yay! Scotty, your hubby is safe!

    • Anonymous

      hubby?  did i miss the wedding?  i’ve been watching the mail for my invitation.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, poor Josh…he’s going home again, I bet…

  • Anonymous

    It’s Josh. 

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

    whew. thank you Heidi for saving Bert.

  • scottyf

    *expells vodka smelling breath*

    • Anonymous

      And this means he shows at Fashion Week, right?  Or is there one more elimination to go?  Anyway, I suggest a home visit, STAT, Scotty.  You know Tim’s just gonna do his “Make it work!” (well, if he’s there) which will make Bert’s last middle-aged queen nerve twitch like hell.  He needs your inspiration!

      (But I’m still endorsing the prenup, doll.  As someone in the midst of divorce, trust me, the judge don’t wanna hear about hot grits…)

      • Anonymous

        No   this is all prerecorded. Only four show 3  and one decoy

        • Anonymous

          Last year everyone who wasn’t eliminated on the shows that aired before Fashion Week got to show a collection.  There were 10 designers at Fashion Week. It’s been a while since there were 3 plus 1 decoy.  Why they just don’t start the season earlier I’ll never know.

          • Anonymous

            DUH! Me is stupid! NOW I get it thanks! LOL Took me long enough!  Yeah start the damn season earlier. AND I think they should make everyone seeing the show sign a release that they will not reveal runways until after the finale. Its pretty easy to tell who had the money and who did not.

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

    *sigh*  Bye, bye Josh–again.  I thought for sure that Oliver was going to get the auf! After all, they did snore when it came to him!

  • Joe J

     Wow – I totally mis-called the bottom 3.    I’m SO glad that Josh is taking is a lot better than his first auf-ing.   I was afraid of a serious meltdown.

  • Margot Brose

    xD “Ahm a braaahd!” he makes me miss living in the south. GO ANTHONY! <3

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    Oh my! I actually….agree with the decisions this episode. What the what?

  • Anonymous

    Yup.  Josh is going home AGAIN…

    • Anonymous

      durrrn.  just when i thought i’d have a chance to learn some more mormon trivia.

      • Kelsey Beckman

        Listen to songs from the Book of Mormon musical, I’ve learned lots of fun facts.

      • Kelsey Beckman

        Listen to songs from the Book of Mormon musical, I’ve learned lots of fun facts.

        • Anonymous

          LOL! Matt & Trey FTW!

  • Anonymous

    Poor Josh….just wasn’t cut out for this show.

  • Anonymous

    Poor Josh.  That’s gotta hurt.

  • Anonymous

    So the phone call home is no longer the kiss of death?

    • Anonymous

      Anthony Ryan got one, too, and he didn’t go home.

  • Anonymous

    Yikes! Bring on the drama next week!

  • Anonymous

    Oh God, Josh, Bert and Becky on the same team.

    • Anonymous

      They’ll put the fun in dysfunctional!  =^)

  • Anonymous

    Aaak!!! Quick, CHANGE THE CHANNEL!

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      Lol run and save yourself!!! I accidentally started watching two weeks ago, and I’ve been sucked into this mess ever since!!

      • Anonymous

        Oh, it’s so so nasty and abusive.  It makes me feel dirty.  And so self-congratulatory in my life choices.

      • m. violet ether

        No one can doubt their commitment to sparkle motion?

  • Anonymous

    Imagine if loser Josh had kept the fake wolf fur. Michael and Heidi would’ve had the most hilarious snarkfest in the history of Project Runway.

    • Anonymous

      it makes me wish he had put that wolf mohawk on the model’s head.  

      • Anonymous

        really, he should have just gone for it.  with that red rhinestone thing that looked like a reflector on the back of your bicycle and the wolf head and everything.  at least it wouldn’t have been boring, and everybody would have had more fun.  at least bert’s look was fun.

        • Anonymous

          never hold back. NEVER

    • Toto Maya

      If he had kept the fur and the gem, it might have saved him simply by being outrageous.

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

        Michael would have said the model looked like a disco furry.

  • Anonymous

    Uh Oh.  WHY do they have these stupid team challenges?  This was the first challenge in which you could really get a sense of the designer’s aesthetic.  Now next week it’s back to the Land of Craptastic Drama.  Dammit.

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

      cos for some reason drama is the only thing they think we’re interested in seeing. unbelievable.
      i do not wanna watch drama &, in fact, if it doesnt end i will very soon stop watching this.
      otoh, i doubt i’ll stop by next week & if i gotta see it, at the very least:
      i hope they massacre him.

  • Anonymous

    I dont think I can watch next week…. No more drama. Just design for goodness sakes!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I Will.
      Not.
      Have it!

  • scottyf

    My god. That boy is all kinds of messed up: a Mormon named Christian with a bondage fetish.

    At least now he can go home and FIND. THAT. GIRL.

    • Anonymous

      Girl? Yea, right. I’ll send your regards when I buy him a drink a the Eagle Saturday night.

      • Anonymous

        is that where the eagle scouts meet and greet?  let me know if you learn any kinky mormon secret rituals.

    • Linda Long-Van Brocklyn

      DaNile ain’t just a club outside McMaynerbarry

  • Anonymous

    Another f’ing team challenge next week?  This is such a horribly scheduled/constructed/whatever season.  God!

    I don’t want to see another confessional with someone mourning for having lost someone.  I just don’t.  I hate Josh M., but that’s not why I’m feeling pretty done (…but will watch, naturally).  What a stupid and lazy way to put this show together.  

    • Anonymous

      Lazy is exactly it.  Lazy.  No focus on design.  No creative challenges.  Just Lazy “Real Housewives” stuff.

  • Anonymous

    There was nothing even remotely resembling “avant-garde” anywhere on that runway.  It was rather telling that the phrase “avant-garde” wasn’t uttered by any of the judges.  It was as though they forgot that that was the challenge!  Probably because they’d have had to kick everyone off (except the two who had immunity).

    And a third team challenge?  I guess they’ve run out of ideas.

    • Anonymous

      remember the avant garde challenge where big chris and little christian made that huge and beautiful organza gown.  and jillian and that other girl made that equestrian inspired coat ensemble.  now that was quality avant garde design.

      • Anonymous

        Was just telling Mr. Fashionablylate about that very season – they haven’t had a decent avant garde entry since.

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

    HOW MANY TEAM CHALLENGES DOES THIS SEASON REQUIRE?!?!

    TWO, Bunim-Murray!  That’s it!  That’s all you get!  If you can’t get the crazy to come out in TWO, then you’ll have to wait till next year!

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

    I miss Santino. :(

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

    I miss Santino. :(

  • Anonymous

    Bunim Murray is turning this into The Real World.  They are going to kill this show.

  • Anonymous

    Rugelach…the spell checker had a ball with that one.

  • Anonymous

    You know, even though the clothes have been pretty bad, the challenges are uncreative, the judges have run out of original things to say, and the contestants are stale, bitchy divas this season, at least we haven’t heard the word “aesthetic.”

  • Anonymous

    Although I can’t stand him, I thought Josh M actually had the better outfit this week.  Kenneth Cole proved to be one of the better guest judges they’ve ever had and I certainly agreed with his assessment of Anthony’s outfit looking unfinished..  Not sorry to see Josh C go but I would have been just as happy to see Olivier go.  Frankly, I thought he had the worst outfit last week as well.  I’ll give him credit, though, for realizing he’s gotten lost.  This is proving to be one of the weakest seasons in terms of design – possibly surpassing even the Los Angeles season.

  • Anonymous

    I have not been much of a Bryce fan, but I loved the long red straight jacket sleeves on his look. I would have put him in the top. If not the win. I agreed with the win in the top three the judges picked., but boy did they give some conflicting critiques.
    I also agreed with the auf’.

    • Anonymous

      I really loved those long sleeves, too.  Maybe not enough to push it to the top 3, but I certainly thought it was more avant garde than Laura’s prom gown with visible bone.

    • Anonymous

      Bryce really surprised me, he took a real chance. I would have put him and Kimberley in the top three.

      • Anonymous

        Me too.

    • Toto Maya

      It looked comfy! I wanted a straightjacket of my very own.

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

      I don’t know if I can say I liked them or not.  However, by using them, he showed me a level of depth as a designer I didn’t expect.  The direction he took in his interpretation of the painting was one I didn’t see coming, especially from him.  I did a little gasp when she first threw her hands in straight-jacket position, from both the realization of what he did and the dramatic effect.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t anyone notice that Anthony’s dress was the same one as his pet store challenge dress? A simple shift with stuff glued on? He even had the same neckline and almost the same ombre effect. Sadly, his was one of the best dresses, but really sick of dresses with stuff glued on. I miss Seth Aaron and Mondo and Christian and even Gillian.

    • Anonymous

      YES thank you! During the judging I thought the same thing. It had the high neck with a pattern tapering down from it. At least there was no butt cheek flashing going on. I also didn’t think the unfinished hem was cute or go with the design. I thought Kimberly’s dress was really cool and I really liked what Bryce tried, he took a real risk. But yeah, like you said, these people can’t hold a candle to previous contestants.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I thought the same thing. Although I do like that silhouette and I liked his dress this week, but they are, in effect, the same dress. I actually liked the unfinished hem, which seemed to reference the edge of the unframed painting, but I’m probably giving him too much credit there…

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

        I don’t know, Sappho. Anthony seems to have a good understanding of how to interpret. He made some good observations in his talking head segments this week. I think you’re giving him the credit he deserves. I’m biased, though. I love Anthony Ryan.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I thought the same thing. Although I do like that silhouette and I liked his dress this week, but they are, in effect, the same dress. I actually liked the unfinished hem, which seemed to reference the edge of the unframed painting, but I’m probably giving him too much credit there…

  • Anonymous

    Someone here will know. . .WHat is that expression about Design by Committee?

    • Anonymous

      A camel is a horse designed by committee (I think)

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I liked Kenneth Cole–pretty good.  I also liked the challenge, though the results were questionable.

    If I were Olivier and trying to explain the look, I’d have come up with some BS along the lines of, “My student paints her dreams, and it was a collaboration, so I made a look of mine, where hers just peeks up, but as soon as she walks, every time she walks, you get glimpses of my student’s dreams swirling around her…”  I just sometimes think that it’s the talk that saves in the whack-a-doo challenges.

    I was really surprised that Laura was in the top.  Yes, it took some work, and the stems were neat, but on the whole, Becky was right–it looked like a bad prom dress.  I think someone at my junior prom was wearing that, less sheer, in 1987.

    I have to admit, I kind of liked Bert waking up and saying, “So all I have to do is not be an asshole to someone today.”  Always a good philosophy, and hilarious when stated like it’s a great revelation.

    I wish they’d give an explanation to the audience (if not the designers) of what they mean by avant-garde each year.  It seems to vary, and my grip on the term is tenuous at best.

    Heidi liked Bert’s.  Er… yeah.  I’d say he’s lucky.  Because, whether it’s the cleverest quip or not, Michael’s teletubby comment was right on point.  Which it should never, ever be.

    Did not get the love for the tree thing.  It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t exactly amazing, either.  And Josh, I know you loved your mother and all, but given that this was a challenge about you and a student artist, if you were going to put someone else’s initials in there, shouldn’t they have been Patrice’s?

    I was so glad to see the designers all on at least semi-good behavior this week.  It was so much more enjoyable than last week!  I wasn’t sitting in my couch squirming and wondering if I was going to miss the runway if I got up and cleaned my house rather than listen.

    • Anonymous

       I have to admit, I kind of liked Bert waking up and saying, “So all I have to do is not be an asshole to someone today.”

      Actually, that’s not what he said.  He said, “I don’t have to wake up and make amends to someone today.”  It’s part of the 12-step recovery process, that you make amends to those you’ve hurt.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I thought he made the “amends” comment after saying that he needed to get through the day without being an ass–so he therefore wouldn’t have to make amends.

      • Toto Maya

        He said both.

  • Anonymous

    Kenneth Cole sounds like Robert Evans imitating Paula Abdul.  It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard.

  • Anonymous

    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSvgzYc1Ci7ipGntQG4v_B4LvGJoXcUPYPpNq03fV4WnCk7CO5x1g  or http://www.christies.com/features/auctions/1008/5001/images/5001_04.jpg  or this:  http://media14.onsugar.com/files/2010/11/46/6/557/5574359/spread_xlDqiG.jpg

    • Anonymous

      this was the kind of stuff i was expecting tonight.   it was all just sad.  anthony may have copied his pet shop design but it was my favorite of what was offered.

  • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

    I’m baking sour dough bread right now.  The house smells like CARBS!!!

    • Anonymous

      that’s just evil!

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t Tim say if you have to explain the backstory of your design to make sense, it’s not doing its job?  But then after Elle Woods explains her garment (which, btw, was a complete and utter retread of Leanne Marshall’s wave effects), all the judges go, “Oh, now that you’ve explained it to me, that’s totally fashion!”

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

      I noticed that, too. 

  • Anonymous

    still there is something about olivier’s esthetic that interests me.  it’s certainly not his palette of gray and beige.  i can’t quite put my finger on it.  something about the clean geometry of his shapes and unexpected textural contrast, unusual seam placement.  i don’t know, i can’t quite express it but there’s something there. i hope he pulls himself together.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Yeah–it’s so minimalist… I mean, the guy felt like he was being daring and breaking out of the box by using a subtle and dignified blue.  I feel like, when he has time to work on garments, there’s a certain precision about his stuff that’s interesting as itself, if not in clothing per se.  And I also just have a sneaking fondness for him because he seems so utterly lost about all the emotional stuff going on around him.  Not that I think he doesn’t have emotions or intellectually understand the others’ behavior, but like he’s some strange observer from Saturn who has his own entirely alien frame of reference, and is trying to work out the equations that will explain Bert or Josh or Becky to him.

      • Anonymous

        when he has time to work on garments, there’s a certain precision about his stuff that’s interesting as itself

        I agree with you but I also think that’s his main problem. His architectural structuring needs time to be done well. When his designs are done right, they’re really interesting but when he’s pressed for time they come off looking amateurish and unfinished.

        Plus — his colour sense really is sad. Based on the work done so far this season, if I’d had to guess who was the colour blind one, I’d have said OliviEr.

      • Anonymous

        what is minimalist about pleats and pleats and straps and pleats? Lack of pattern? 

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Yeah–it’s so minimalist… I mean, the guy felt like he was being daring and breaking out of the box by using a subtle and dignified blue.  I feel like, when he has time to work on garments, there’s a certain precision about his stuff that’s interesting as itself, if not in clothing per se.  And I also just have a sneaking fondness for him because he seems so utterly lost about all the emotional stuff going on around him.  Not that I think he doesn’t have emotions or intellectually understand the others’ behavior, but like he’s some strange observer from Saturn who has his own entirely alien frame of reference, and is trying to work out the equations that will explain Bert or Josh or Becky to him.

    • Anonymous

      I think in another few years he’ll be producing some very beautiful work. But it’s not there yet. I felt bad for him when he said that he listens to depressing music when he designs–it shows. I wish he had switched his colors and used the blue as the dominant color and the cream as the secondary color. I think that would have made a more vivid dress (although still not avant garde).

  • Terence Ng

    It’s always fun to see Tim Gunn sabotage a contestant with his feedback. I imagine that Josh would have stood a better chance going with what he had. Instead, he took Gunn’s criticism to heart and fucked himself over.

    Still, absolutely nothing in this episode was avant garde. They had so much to work with from the paintings…Totally wasted potential.

    And if Oliver can’t understand why avant garde isn’t “avant garde…for me”, why is he still in the running. It was like watching a fly that keeps hitting the top window pane over and over again when the bottom window is wide open.

    God Bless you boys for watching this, because it felt as unwatchable as A-List: New York.

  • Anonymous

    Overall the concept of the challenge was great, it was poorly executed almost all the way around. I don’t know, it just seems like these designers are all about drama and not fashion and design so much. There’s a little talent there but I am disappointed compared to past seasons. This challenge should have been interesting. Instead we got totally boring and I’m sorry, Josh M’s really? the skirt was great and was very well done but that top was not. And the yellow dress? come on. How the heck could that have been in the top. That was a bad prom dress. And Bert was lucky. I rarely agree with Kors but he was spot on on that one. Terrible execution of a good challenge. Unfortunately the cracktastic producers are back to the group stuff next week. Ugh.

  • Anonymous

    Overall the concept of the challenge was great, it was poorly executed almost all the way around. I don’t know, it just seems like these designers are all about drama and not fashion and design so much. There’s a little talent there but I am disappointed compared to past seasons. This challenge should have been interesting. Instead we got totally boring and I’m sorry, Josh M’s really? the skirt was great and was very well done but that top was not. And the yellow dress? come on. How the heck could that have been in the top. That was a bad prom dress. And Bert was lucky. I rarely agree with Kors but he was spot on on that one. Terrible execution of a good challenge. Unfortunately the cracktastic producers are back to the group stuff next week. Ugh.

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

    Why don’t PR judges know what “avant-garde” means?  It’s right up there with when they use the term couture…

  • Anonymous

    Just like Scottyf never left the Bert Love Train, I am still on the Joshua M love train. He’s the Michael Tolliver to my Mona Ramsey.

    Loved Kenneth Cole, too.

    • Anonymous

      Wow. If you’re equating Clinique C. with Michael Tolliver, we didn’t read the same books.

      • Anonymous

        Of course what I meant is they are exactly alike in every conceivable way! That’s the only way to interpret it!

        • Anonymous

          You know what?  My comment to you was a cheap shot.  Everybody gets to have her happy feelings about these people, and I rained on your parade just because I can’t stand Josh.  So — sorry!

          • Anonymous

            Apology wholeheartedly accepted! You’re very kind. It’s funny because I debated saying the comment for the exact point that you made: Josh and Michael are very, very different! It was certainly a very loose comparison :)

          • Anonymous

            Thank you!  Sometimes, when I’m whipping through the comments, I just get carried away.

  • aussiegal77

    holy crap….avant garde REALLY messes with a designer’s head doesn’t it?

    Bert’s design was disastrous. I get what he was going for but wow, are those pants ugly. Major pregnant pants. Oliver’s design was sad sad with a dash of despair.  

    To my mind – Anthony’s met the challenge the best. I feel like everyone thought that if they designed something outrageous – then that’s avant garde.  I guess I’m not seeing anything new or leading in most of the designs I saw tonight…..

    LOL quotes for me:

    Josh M – I like things that are fake! (Also the least surprising admission of the evening….heh)

    Viktor – This chiffon makes me want to break out into a musical (hehehe…aww, of course it does dearie)

    • aussiegal77

      I really can’t say I liked Josh M’s design. The Judges seem to like it. I guess I can agree that the skirt was quite good, and the way he painted it was well done. But overall the sleeves are ugly and the styling is off too, especially the hair.

      Josh C’s design was horrendous. All round, including the styling. And he’s getting killed on the judging panel. I gotta agree with Kenneth Cole that the proportions are all off.

      It’s kinda weird that Heidi liked Bert’s design….I feel like it was too literal. 

      Laura’s design was good but I don’t see it as anything forward or anything. Plus it reminds me of Leanne’s ruffle designs. I mean, it’s a beautiful gown but I don’t see it as avant-garde. Plus, I’m really over the super teased out hair on the models. Crazy hair does not equal fashion forward. 

      Olivierierier….oh geez….horrible. 

      I really do love Anthony’s design, it’s quite lovely and it really brought the painting to life. It’s my favourite to win.

      • MilaXX

        It was ugly and not in an ugly/pretty kind of way

    • Anonymous

      Where the HELL is my chiffon!

      • Anonymous

        Oh, AAAAHHHHndre! 

    • Anonymous

      Oliver’s design was sad sad with a dash of despair. 

      When he told the student with whom he was paired that he liked to listen to depressing music while he worked, I thought that explained a lot.

    • Anonymous

      Oliver’s design was sad sad with a dash of despair. 

      When he told the student with whom he was paired that he liked to listen to depressing music while he worked, I thought that explained a lot.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

    oh boy, token cancer pity story :’(

  • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

    bueller?  bueller? anyone,bueller, … anyone…? bueller? anyone…? oh wow, i feel like the only one on the west coast watching PR

  • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

    bueller?  bueller? anyone,bueller, … anyone…? bueller? anyone…? oh wow, i feel like the only one on the west coast watching PR

    • Anonymous

      don’t worry- those of us who watched it are just lurking to see what you thought of it.  

    • Anonymous

      Most of the designs were so poor, I was weeping too hard to read the comments…

    • Anonymous

      I’m on the west coast, but I skip the TLounge because I don’t want spoilers on Thursday night. I thought about perhaps following the comments when it comes on the west coast, but logistically, I’d be calling “Bueller” too. Maybe the guys can do a TLounge part 2 or something. 

    • Toto Maya

      I don’t come here when I have to watch it late because of spoilers, I like my rage to be fresh.

  • Anonymous

    I have to admit, Josh M’s comments about his mom dying of ovarian cancer really pulled at my heart. Looks like his mom and my mom died of the same disease at just about the exact same time.

    Learn what the symptoms are and watch out for the health of yourself and the other women in your life. By the time it is caught, it is far too often a death sentence.

    • MilaXX

      agreed. I had uterine cancer thankfully caught early by my GYN

      • Anonymous

        Get those checkups–early detection is key to dealing with cancer. (By the time we found out about my mother’s cancer, it was far too late. Pancreatic cancer is very aggressive.)

        I’m so glad you caught your cancer early, MilaXX. 

      • Anonymous

        Get those checkups–early detection is key to dealing with cancer. (By the time we found out about my mother’s cancer, it was far too late. Pancreatic cancer is very aggressive.)

        I’m so glad you caught your cancer early, MilaXX. 

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I also lost my mother to pancreatic cancer about two years ago (she died three weeks after my son was born, but she did get to see him). I got all weepy when Josh was talking about it.  

  • Anonymous

    I have to admit, Josh M’s comments about his mom dying of ovarian cancer really pulled at my heart. Looks like his mom and my mom died of the same disease at just about the exact same time.

    Learn what the symptoms are and watch out for the health of yourself and the other women in your life. By the time it is caught, it is far too often a death sentence.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen a lot of Humpty Dumpty remarks for Bert’s chubby pants thing, but I totally see Tweedledee and/or Dum.

    • Anonymous

      Totally! It’s what Tweedledee wore on his playdate with Tinky Winky.

    • Anonymous

      My partner said exactly the same thing. I thought it looked like a 1983 mom having picked up the kids dirty laundry and some  pet toys

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen a lot of Humpty Dumpty remarks for Bert’s chubby pants thing, but I totally see Tweedledee and/or Dum.

  • Anonymous

    So, an exposed heart = boobies!  Good to know.

  • http://twitter.com/JudysNotebook Judy

    Wasn’t that orange and brown tree dress pretty? (He hand-painted that, you know. The only one to HAND PAINT his (once again) circle skirt.) (Bark color.) Looks like it’s going to be a good week. 

    • Anonymous

      People may have hated Kenley, but when she hand painted her garments it was beautiful. Remember when Ra’mon dyed that neoprene dress in the toilet (until Tim made him take it out and finish it the bathroom sink). That dress was pretty cool, even with the yuck factor. Josh’s brown skirt did not inspire me, not a bottom look but not top three. Laura’s fairy prom dress wasn’t top three for me either.

      • Anonymous

        Kenley got a bum wrap – So did Pepper. Kira Saun was a sneakier – behind the back beyotch then both of them put together. At least those girls were up front about who they were. I just rewatched thefinale of season one and Pepper gave the best read on Kira Saun – a first class tell off. 

        • Anonymous

          Kara Saun was the queen beyotch of the PR beyotches. Josh M is a mean girl but Kara would have put him down for good. I was really glad at the end the season that Jay acknowledged that she basically a fake and a sneak. LOL I also just re-watched season 1 on the STYLE channel. Wendy played the game like she was on Survivor.

          I didn’t hate Kenley, she was annoying and got what she deserved for getting uppity with Tim, but overall I really liked her clothes.

      • Anonymous

        You know that a design is a loser when the challenge is “avant garde” and all the girls from the school love your dress, would totally wear it, want it for their prom.  The kiss of death for that design.  You’ll be in the bottom three and might even be…. Oh, wait:  It’s the BM Project Runway!  Never mind, honey.  Take your fairy gown right on up there to the top three.

        Jesus.

  • Alloy Jane

    Bert’s was definitely a Tweedle Something.  Oh man, what a tragic runway show.  Gonna have to agree with other folks who already said that AR is copying himself by gluing stuff on to other stuff.  Even though his was the only one that had any obvious relation to his painting.  Except for Kimberly’s.  How did they pass her up for top 3?  Did I hallucinate a worthy garment?  I was surprised to find I really liked Anya’s as well.  Although it was a bit Thanksgiving, if you think about it.  

    Blenley should have been on the bottom, LOLiver needs a mega dose of acid and methamphetamines to liven up his b&w fashion-vision, Mr. “I like things that are fake” McKinley got a pat on the head for the Halloween town palette the judges slammed Falene for, Josh C was in over his head, yet again, and wasted having that painting as a point of inspiration and it bears repeating that Blenley should have been flogged for her Molly Ringwald impression.

    This show is getting really cracktacular.  I might have to resort to real crack to enjoy watching the upcoming TEAM CAGEMATCH.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing says avant-garde like a poodle skirt and an angora sweater.  “Take the makeup off, pull her hair back in a ponytail, and -” I swear I thought Duchess was going to say “you’ve got Sandra Frikkin Dee”.  Crap challenge, crap designs, crap execution, crap judging… great artist kids. And now, another waste of a week wrangling these losers through a team challenge.  Last season is looking better and better in comparison.

    • Anonymous

      Sandra Frikkin Dee going to the Halloween sock-hop! Tim Burton’s next movie – a remake/mashup of Gidget & Carrie!

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

    I’m Team Bert because, while I don’t necessarily want Bert to succeed at winning Project Runway, I want Bert to succeed at winning Project Bert.

    I want him to recover fully. Maybe he’s edited to someone totally unlike who he actually is, but watching someone be that unhappy just depressed me. I grew up with several alcoholics, and it’s one of the saddest changes you can watch a person go through. I dunno, maybe it’s just edited to look that way, and to pull at our heart strings (or piss us off, depending on where you stand on the character of Bert), but I want him to win Project Bert.

  • Anonymous

    prolly anything potato and brown rice

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BDDQFF22SPECYW2E7EH3KP7D4 Evergreen G

    What a disappointing runway show. I actually started enjoying it at first because they toned down the drama and showed the designers interacting with each other in a lighter manner but man, those clothes were either hideous or way too amateur. And Anthony winning for a look that took no effort but to cut pieces of facbric and glue it to a see through gown that wasn’t even hemmed? MK loving the exposed boning on Laura’s dress? and the judges raving over Josh’s interpretation of Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter? WTF. I thought Kimberly was actually going to win after seeing the runway show

    • Anonymous

      And we’re back to drama next week with YET another team challenge…and Clinique is still using his later Mother, waterworks and needless drama…  I am SO over this damn show!  Even Heidi and Tim seem to be calling it in…

    • Anonymous

      Truly, I thought the looks that were heading in the right direction were relegated to the middle. Kimberly, Viktor, even Anya and Becky’s were heading in the right directions more then the ones given the nod of approval. What Becky’s needed was a big hat like the one Katy Perry wore.

      • Anonymous

        Agree with both of you.  As the episode progressed, the designs that were the most interesting to me were those four. Although did you notice that Kimberly’s work was virtually invisible until close to the end?  When I finally caught a glimpse of it, I thought–Potential Winner! 

        So what was it?  Were the judges as in the dark about what “avant garde” means as many of the designers were?  It’s possible, since The Great Pumpkin told Clinique that if his model had a ponytail, women would actually wear his design.  Did all four judges really agree to overlook the four interesting designs because…because…well, why? Or was it, once again, [dum-dum-DUUMMMMMMMMM!] Fucking Producer Manipulation?

      • Anonymous

        Funny you say that — I was thinking that about that hat every time I saw Bert’s look.

    • Anonymous

      MK loving the exposed boning on Laura’s dress?

      Okay, I confess.  I occasionally watch “Say Yes to the Dress”, and there is this godawful gown they keep selling that has exposed boning with sheer panels and a big ‘ol skirt.  The minute I saw Laura’s, I was reminded of that gown, and not in a good way.

      • Anonymous

        And to think they HATED the exposed bones of Kayne’s dress in the couture challenge in Season four. I just kept thinking of that whilst the panel acted like it was all new to them. Sigh.

        • Anonymous

          I guess Kaynebow was a too “fashion-forward” for them!

  • m. violet ether

    If Josh/Clinique is turning on the water works, his back must *really* be to the wall.  Sure, it’s hard to lose a parent but he’s just the kind of bitch that brings out the tragic story and tears when he’s riding in a FailBoat.

    All I have to say is Cut and Cry, Clinique.

  • Miss Andrea Chapman

    Anthony Ryan needs to be called out for his glue gun addiction, he made a nude dress and hot glued shit to it, AGAIN. Do you ever really see him in front of a sewing machine?

    • Toto Maya

      And every time he does he gets praised for it, too. I could see it happen once, but EVERY TIME? “Wow, that shit you stuck all over that fabric is so stylish! HOW DO YOU DO IT? HOW DO YOU MAGICALLY MAKE BITS OF CRAP STICK TO FABRIC? I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH SORCERY.”

      • Anonymous

        I was pleased that Kenneth Cole called him out on it, and the close-ups of various pieces of fabric half-stuck to the dress material were pretty damning.  And…hello???…no hem???  But in the end, the opinions of the guest judge didn’t really count for much.

  • Toto Maya

    I was truly inspired by Anthony’s outfit. I have finally decided that gluing random crap over all of my garments in various positions is very fashionable and will proceed to do so. I mean, it’s worked quite well for him.

  • Anonymous

    Olivierio: he doesn’t HEAR anything and if he does he doesnt heed it. My client hates this skirt? I think Ill leave it EXACTLY as is.
    Bert: Nice to exhale on the Bert hate this week but OMG she looked like ahouse wife picking up the dog toys and the kids dirty clothes in the most atrocious mom pants ever:
    Antony: I want to hear him say ” I kow it is wrong but I do not care … I feel like the prettiest giril in the whole de-vel-op-ment” Loved his dress – right winner this week.
    Clinique: I don’t get it that looked atrocious to me. Theyjust love his drama.
    Victor: I thought he might win it. Looked like the closest thing to Avant Garde to me – top three at least
    Becky: cute idea.
    Trustfunder Lenley (sp) – I liked it!
    Josh C: When I hear him I cant believe he’s sttraight, when I see his creations I think Oh hell yeah he is.
    Kimberly – not bad
    Anya – not terrible.
    Artist kids: AWESOME! Some of those paintings were lovely. And the kids were all adorable. I loved Bert’s kid! So shy and adorable.
    Swatch sighting! YAY! 

    • Anonymous

      And LMAO that Bert liked his kid because he was shy and quiet. But yeah those kids were the best part of an otherwise lackluster episode. I certainly didn’t miss the painful drama from last week, but at least couldn’t we get some great fashion to focus on? Also, GLUING RANDOM CRAP on fabric to make a garment should now and forever be banned from PR!!! We need to start a petition. I wish that there had been a chance to see a close up of Viktor’s dress. His kid was cracking me up and she reminded me a lot of Christian’s pushy prom client, but a good version. Grrrrl sold that look to Tim. She knew what she liked.

      • Anonymous

        The garemnts this year are the worse ever. Have they cut down on design time or something? Its atrocious!

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

          I think it’s the designers. I just don’t think they have much to offer, creatively.

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

        I don’t think this was a lackluster episode. Most of the designs were something of a disaster, but the avant garde challenge seldom yields anything good, so I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular. The episode itself was fun. There was a lot of time spent on the designers in the workroom, and everyone was getting along just fine. Bert seems to have had a breakthrough (through the magic of editing!), so that was nice to see. And the art kids were awesome. So smart and cute and funny. I loved how they were all rooting for their designers. By the end, even Viktor had the admit he liked his kid.

        Also, I can’t hate an episode that shows Tim Gunn chasing Swatch around Mood.

  • Toto Maya

    Remember, when Clinique uses that color palate, it’s beautiful and avant garde and fashion. When Fallene uses it, it’s AUTUMN, which is SO NASTY YOU GUYS.

  • Miss Andrea Chapman

    Remember when an avant garde PR challenge made you gasp when it came down the runway? Yeah that was awhile ago.

    • Anonymous

      Clinique counters made me gasp – but not in a good way.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the same thing that clearly this season is a pale comparison to that one.  Two of my favorite garments ever came from the previous avant garde challenge!  

  • Anonymous

    Horrible. I liked Mr. Clean’s outfit, however, he played it safe, but not an auf at this point in the game. Anya and Kimberly were closest to the mark, but give me Sissy Bear and Princess’ Ruffle delight, Jillian and the one lady’s coat. What the f happened to this show? I remember loving each work. Hell, Santino’s deer underwear had more talent in them. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh, thank you for reminding me of those deliciously silly deer underwear!

    • Anonymous

      Oh, thank you for reminding me of those deliciously silly deer underwear!

  • Anonymous

    I’m also on a diet. I think about beer once every 7 seconds.

    I hope I don’t have to wait until Sunday to download this episode like I did last week. I want to join the Lounge and drink imaginary beer! :-(

  • Kathleen Gillies

    When was the last time you wanted to wear a neoprene circle skirt?  Is that what passes for Avant Garde?  There are actual fabrics in which the weave echoes what a wood grain (if one must be that literal).  I think auf’d Josh should have gone big with his concept.  He could have made a dramatic faux shrug and maybe lost the harness and kept the skirt longer…..  Didn’t get the Barbie Dream Dress being in the top although it seemed constructed nice enough.  The Win by glue gun … I did like the concept but there were other garments that could have bumped it.  I am surprised — I thought many of these contestants went to fashion school.  Maybe they focused on merchandizing.

    • Anonymous

      I’m beginning to think most of ‘em went to Michael’s Craft School and learned Glue Gun 101.  Not only was AR’s brushstroke glued on, but Laura’s ruffles, Olivierierieirier’s bodice, etc.  I think there should be some challenge where absolutely everything must be SEWN, either by hand or machine.

  • Alina Badus

    Watching this online – the kids are so much more interesting and talented than the designers!

  • Kate McCain

    I really really liked AR’s dress. Even though the craft was bad the dress worked with his painting. He also had the best painting, stunning and evocative. It looked like it should be hanging on someone’s wall or even in a gallery. Stunning.

    Josh C could have done so much with his dress but didn’t. Maybe he should have used that faux fur. 

    Kimberly’s dress was amazing. She took all those crazy elements and feathers and made it look gorgeous, not silly as would be so easy. 

    • Anonymous

      Kimberly is definitely one to watch.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations AR! When he described what he was going to do I thought, “Oh no, it’s going to be a Keith from Season 5 swatch dress”, but he successfully carried it all the way through from concept to execution.

    I disagree with the rest of the top 3 lineup, however. I think Kimberly and Becky should have been in there.

    Also, Kenneth Cole: excellent. Could we please have more judges like him? You know, real designers instead of pretend *cough*Kardashian*cough* ones.

  • Anonymous

    So, having watched it this morning, here are my thoughts:

    Let’s start with the good things about the episode. Both of them. It was nice to see some reconciliation (however short-lived it is likely to be) and a softer side to some of the designers – I admit I was won over, but simultaneously annoyed because it was such an obvious cheap trick (dramatic episode followed by heartfelt episode…). I also liked the children they were paired with. Oh, wait, there was a third good thing: Swatch! That second of time may have been the highlight of the episode. More Swatch.

    Now to the bad, i.e. pretty much the episode itself. Nothing was remotely avant-garde. Most of it wasn’t even pretty, or well-made. Down the list we go:

    Anthony: I appreciate the idea, but the execution was terrible and seemingly inexcusably so – what did he spend most of those two days doing?
    Laura: A bad prom dress. At least it didn’t have a giant shoulder piece – no, just a big one.
    Joshua M: I don’t hate it completely, and the painting effect on the skirt was an interesting touch, but it looked cheap and it wasn’t visually arresting the way it needed to be.
    Olivier: He seems so lost. He had such potential and it has evaporated.
    Bert: Well, Viktor was right, it is fun. I wouldn’t have pictured Bert creating this, it seems like his antithesis, yet clearly he did, and it exists. By far the most memorable look of the season, but not in a good way.
    Joshua C: So optimistic, so out of his depth.
    Becky: She’s over fond of one shoulder looks with geometric details for my taste. Her idea of avant-garde also is apparently “giant shoulder piece” and for that – officially dead to me (sorry, Becky, it was destined from the start with your love of “pin-up”).
    Kimberley: One of the more interesting looks – but looks cheap, no?
    Anya: It does look like curtains.
    Viktor: Well constructed, certainly judging by sliding scale, but I don’t see anything avant-garde.
    Bryce: Problematic in some respects, but the only look of the night which had anything even remotely resembling potential. I really didn’t think he had it in him. Not that it was particularly enthralling.

    Oh, and I noticed that there was some switch in models, but we see nothing having to do with that so I don’t know what that was about.