T LOunge

Posted on October 06, 2011

Darlings, let’s all jet off to London tonight for some nouveau-Victorian fabulosity.

The Blue Bar at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, London.

Although, truth be told, we’re loving this bar because the chairs look so comfy.

Tonight’s guest judge is Francisco Costa, Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection. He’s been on the show before and gave good critiques, but he wasn’t exactly a firecracker. Still, it’s nice to have an actual designer in the chair.

 

Final SIX, bitches! Can you stand it? Also, can you stand another half-hour of Project Runway-related programming? Because Lifetime’s gonna give it to you whether you want it or not:

“To satisfy fan demand for more Runway — Lifetime has ordered four half-hour episodes of After the Runway, an all-new companion series to the network’s Emmy® Award nominated unscripted program Project Runway. Giving viewers additional commentary and insight into the hit show from its designers themselves, After the Runway will premiere this Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 10:30 PM ET/PT, immediately following Project Runway, and air for the remainder of its ninth season.

After the Runway, hosted by Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor, Zanna Roberts Rossi, will have the exclusive first interview with each week’s eliminated designer and provide viewers a unique opportunity to go beyond the runway and hear first-hand what really goes on behind-the-scenes of Project Runway. The show will feature in-depth, roundtable debates, and passionate discussions with Runway’s standout designers as they answer pressing questions about what happened both on and off the runway during that evening’s episode.”

Hmm. Zanna’s very sweet and that’s kind of the problem. We doubt she’s gonna nail these suckers to the wall like we would prefer to see. We envision a lot of softball questions and hand-holding when what we really want is someone to say “WHAT the HELL were you THINKING?!?”

Oh, jeez. We’re telling you, next season they will literally have to jump through flaming hoops.

Which leads us to our Question of the Week. We’ve said for many seasons now that we’d be all for the show re-using old challenges. Which classic Project Runway challenge would you like to see again?

For us, it’s either the grocery store challenge, the clothes off your back challenge, or the jet set challenge.

[Photo Credit: mylifetime.com, the-berkeley.co.uk - Video Credit: mylifetime.com]

    • Anonymous

      It would be great it they brought back the postal uniform challenge. 

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

        In the spirit of the post office challenge, I’d like to see them do a school uniform challenge — ever see the movie “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead?”  Granted, no way could anyone hope to sell those uniforms, but they were at least interesting ideas for school uniforms. 

      • Anonymous

        I’d like another uniform challenge but for a different thing, like a grocery store or similar. Never did figure out why that didn’t become a staple, product placement plus a unique challenge? You’d think they’d be right up for it.

        • Anonymous

          Maybe a flight attendant’s uniform?  Combining a uniform and jet-setting challenge in one!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WOM6YR4RJ53AF77MUUZ62J33WY Anonymous

          Omg, doesn’t Nina have a thing with Target? Can you imagine designer red and khaki. This sounds like such a good idea.  My vote for this!

      • Anonymous

        That was one of my faves! That got my vote, or something similar. Uniforms of some kind.

    • Anonymous

      Birds as inspiration?  Bert needs to think about dressing a 70’s Cher.   Seriously, Bert, get your Bob Mackie on. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh, that would be divine!

    • scottyf

      Barbie, bitches!

      • Anonymous

        Bratz dolls!

        • muzan-e

          Bratz! Skirt below mid-thigh?  Instant Auf!

      • Anonymous

        Wow, 2 months in Australia and I immediately thought “great – Scottyf is pulling out the grill.”

      • Stephanie Hao

        Which must, of course, bring back Robert Best for the guest judge!!

    • Anonymous

      Grocery store is always a good one.  Also I think the “design for each other” one.  Even though Country Korto and Hiphop Leanne were obvious manipulations, it was a fun way to get the designers to step out of their comfort zone without resorting to something stupid like stilt walkers.

      Also, bonus question: Who will make this week’s obligatory Star Trek uniform?

      • Anonymous

        I always disliked the design for each other challenges mostly because its unfair that some end up having to do menswear, although usually those ended up looking the best. Would like to see the grocery store challenge again where they are required to use at least 1 food item! No table clothes or napkin dresses!

        • Anonymous

          Watch PR Aus Season 2. Their grocery store challenge wasn’t a regular grocery store, but a fresh food market. There was no way to make a dress that wasn’t at least partially edible, though some designers used the bags and were called out on it.

          • Anonymous

            Seconded. The Victoria Market challenge in PR Aus S2 was one of my favourite challenges in any version of PR.

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

              YES!  I still think Ivana & Lauren did kick-ass work, and I liked Anthony’s as well.  Even the ones who weren’t in the top did well with the challenge.  (Ahem, PR USA S9.)  I can hardly wait for next summer and PRA s4.

              Gianni Rubino

            • Anonymous

              Wait, they’re finally doing another season? Be still, my heart!

            • Anonymous

              Definitely. In a more normal level of competition, any of the top three would have merited a win (which, really, is how it should be, yet so rarely ever is). But even the bottom weren’t that bad – William’s dress wasn’t great, but the accessories he made were amazing.

      • http://profiles.google.com/hawkeye1978 Kristin Hanson

        Actually, I would really like to see the contestants re-design the classic star trek uniform.  That’s another challenge I wouldn’t mind seeing.

    • Anonymous

      Lovely lounge! It is raining here, so I’ll have something warm: Earl Grey tea with a shot of scotch should do it.

      I love birds, but I can also be freaked the hell out by them. I’m interested to see what was happening with Kimberly in the workroom.

      As for old challenges, I did enjoy watching the designers design for each other, whichever season that was. I liked the grocery store challenge, but they’ve revisited that haven’t they? And they often have some store challenge, like the party store or the pet store. That first grocery store challenge was so good because they contestants were talented, or at least amusing.

      • Anonymous

        Earl Grey with scotch?! Make that two! And I’d like to see something like the postal worker challenge or the jet setter challenge. Something that’s not attached to a Piperlime or HK product…

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      TLounge in London and a Doctor Who post all in one week?  Oh TLo – you’re really spoiling me…

      I really enjoyed the drag queen challenge and – actually – the Philip Treacy hat challenge too.

      • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

        I’d totally be on board with another hat challenge! Something to help remind us these people are supposed to be high end designers would be super refreshing.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          I think I have a soft spot for the hat challenge because it’s the one where I first sat up and took notice of Mondo – when he had the mustache drawn on his model.  Genius!

          • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

            Agreed! That was one of my favorite looks on that runway, too. A lot of those hats just inspired some really cool looks. And some kind of delicious disasters by other designers. I’d love to see it come back!

        • pacconci

          I loved the hat challenge. It made hatspotting at the royal wedding loads more fun. And along those lines, I would have the designers challenged to create fabulous outfits for non-wedding party relatives — like cousins or nieces of a royal bride and groom and each outfit must include a fabulous hat!

      • Anonymous

        This joint isn’t swank enough for a T Lo lounge, but it DOES have a TARDIS restroom and Dr. Who Sundays:
        http://www.girlgonegeekblog.com/2011/07/a-tardis-lands-in-brooklyn-the-waystation-bar

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Fabulous!

      • Anonymous

        Good call EM!  I didn’t even think of the hat challenge when I was running down my favorites.  I thought it was cool that they had to design to fit the accessory, instead of the usual vice-versa.

    • Anonymous

      My favorite is the doggies challenge, because they were so darn cute.

      In terms of challenging the designers, I thought the “Avant Garde to RTW” challenge was terrific, but getting people who can do decent avant garde is not a given.

      Put those two together, and you get “Dress a little girl and her mother.”  Although for drama’s sake, you could bring in teen girls instead.  Oh, the meltdowns that would ensue!

      • Katie Benner

        Ooo, what if you did a challenge like this season where the guys described their significant other’s style…but instead you had the mom describing her teen daughter’s style…or vice versa…

        DRAMA!

        • Anonymous

          Definitely teens describe their moms. Moms can handle the ‘hilarity’ that would ensue. Teens, more sulking & pouting & half-muttered recriminations than would be entertaining.

          Or maybe that’s just me. Since my girl is a teen.

        • Anonymous

          Or the mom’s get to choose what the teen would wear and vice versa.  Definitely would involve pouting!

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

            I always have a hard time imagining that kind of thing, because from the time I was 13, I dressed my mother for any event she needed to look good for — I have a much better eye and a lot more patience for clothing.  And my mom could have told someone about my style easily. 

            But I had it much easier in that my mother didn’t have to like what I wore; she was fine with that.  And if it was just plain inappropriate for my age, I knew it wasn’t going to happen no matter what I tried — if I bought it myself, she would throw it out.  (Knowing my mother, she probably would have sliced it to ribbons first so I couldn’t try to retrieve it later:)  I knew that, and she was pretty good about grasping what was really inappropriate and what was just unpleasant for her to see as a parent.

    • http://twitter.com/AleksandrJohn Alexander Cavaluzzo

      I really loved the 2055 challenge, but I’d think the crop of designers they choose now would fuck it up.

      Also, do we remember how Francisco Costa PRAISED Vincent’s jet-setter outfit to the high heavens? I never liked him after that.

    • http://twitter.com/thedogsmother thedogsmother

      Drag Queens, Olympic uniform, Lady Wrestlers (just to see what they would have done to Olivier).

      • Anonymous

        LMAO! Those female wrestlers would have made Precious Moments pee his pants in terror.

    • Anonymous

      I loved the drag queen and women’s wrestler challenges.

      • Anonymous

        Me too!  They were such fun, and overall, generated a lot of creative looks.

    • http://twitter.com/nanipoo Ilana Frome

      I can’t bring myself to watch anymore…I’m so sick of watching Josh have hissy fits while NOBODY designs ANYTHING.  

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

      Iconic Statement challenge from Season 3

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        The one Mychael won with Nasri as Pam Grier?  That was a fabulous challenge.  I think they had lots of problems getting rights to suitable images though – very expensive.

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

          …and cute but clueless Bradley Baumkirchner goty auf’d for not knowing anything about Cher!

    • Anonymous

      I’m a big fan of Francisco Costa. I liked the car parts challenge. Korto made a fantastic coat out of seatbelts.

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

        Yes, the car parts challenge!  I loved that one!

      • Anonymous

        I immediately thought of the car parts challenge and that seatbelt coat.  That very challenge is what got my mechanic husband interested in the show.  Now he won’t let me watch without him!

      • Anonymous

        It was so amazing what they made out of car parts! I still want that seatbelt coat.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      The Grocery Store is always fun to watch. Or the Newspaper challenge, which holds the same spirit as the grocery store one.

      • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

        I’d forgotten about the newspaper one… something like that would be excellent. Like with the potato sack, muslin, and denim challenges, it’s so cool seeing the designers all start with a common, leveling material, and then watching how different the designs wind up.

    • Anonymous

      The Car Parts one was a good one, and had some fantastic results – and is the episode that got me, someone quite far from the target demo, into the show – so I want it again. Apart from that, I think my favorite might be PR Australia’s Find a Man on the Street challenge, where the designers had to find a man on the street to be their model for a menswear look, the faster they found a man the more time they got. You do need a good cast for that to be entertaining, but it worked so well I want to see it again. That, and as a man, I just want to see more menswear.

    • Anonymous

      Comfy chairs!!!  Fantastic, because, let me tell you that the corset dress I’m wearing to meet y’all there is not meant for moving around.  Just be sure to order me something with bubbles, just to be sure I get enough air.

      I’d love to see the clothes off your back challenge again.  While Andrae’s meltdown over his disgusting jeans will forever be in the PR hall of fame, I wasn’t completely satisfied with what the output was.  I’d love to see some more creative re-purposing.  Then again, I’d love to see another truly camp challenge like the drag queens or even the DIVAS – I was quite pleasantly surprised with what came out of those challenges (generally). 

    • Anonymous

      Oooh, awesome! Since we’ll be in the neighborhood, we should head on over to Harrod’s for a bit of shopping.
      But we should shop before we drink. Shopping after cocktails leads to bad (and expensive) decisions. My friend once floated into Bergdorf’s after one too many cocktails and walked out with a fabulous pair of Gucci sandals, which he grudgingly had to return the following day when he realized he had just spent part of his rent money.

    • Anonymous

      Something from the “early days,” like the Barbie challenge.

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

      I could not do tonight’s challenge.  I have an INTENSE hatred of birds, along with more than a little fear — seriously, have you people ever heard of Terror Birds?!?  Creepiest damn things to ever live!  (My grandfather had a goose.  It was mean.  It was scary and huge.)

      There aren’t too many things that would get me to walk right off the set, but birds and spiders would probably both send me running! 

      As for past challenges, there were a lot of cool ones:  I liked the Nina challenge from this season, the HP fabric challenge from last season, the circus challenge and iconic piece challenge (the one with the museum pieces) from S7, the revisit your previous win challenge in S6, the wedding dress challenge in the finale of S5, the jet set challenge and the update an icon challenge from S4, the prom challenge from S3, and the lingerie challenge in S2.  (I didn’t see S1)

      • Anonymous

        I’m sorry, what’s creepy about an 2-3 metre tall predatory bird?

        (P.S. You seem to have switched Seasons 3 and 4. Don’t worry – your PR fan card will not be revoked.)

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

          You are right I did!  I flip the two around in my head a lot, because those were the seasons I watched out of order, due to a sad lack of cable during season 3. 

          And my oldest has been very into dinosaurs and extinct creatures since he was 2, and I think I have seen EVERY special made in the last decade (and own a good chunk of them on DVD) even mildly related to them as a result — the Terror Bird was the only thing that ever gave me the willies!  I actually had to ban him from watching that particular special while I was in the room. 

          There’s a reason that there’s a whole group of birds referred to as “raptors”… It’s because they are the most vicious thing on Earth since the Raptor family of dinosaurs died out. (Of which there were many disturbing ones)

          • Anonymous

            Ah, that does explain it. These things happen sometimes.

            And, well, birds are the closest relatives of Deinonychosauria – more closely related to dromaeosaurs and troodonts than either are to other dinosaur clades (even within Maniraptora). In that sense, the raptor family of dinosaurs still live today: 9000 or so different species – all around us.

            But, if it makes you feel any better, at least, being afraid of birds, you can technically say that you are afraid of theropod dinosaurs. Which makes it all sound a little more menacing – or, alternatively, strange, since everyone would think you meant you were afraid of something extinct.

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

              Yay!  A fellow paleontology nerd!  Did you see the project to alter chicken DNA to pull out some of the dinosaur traits that are left over?  And if you look closely, Therapoda isn’t the only group with traits that later showed up in birds, either.  There were a lot of herbivores with beaks rather than mouths.  And Ornithopoda all had hips shaped like birds (hence the name).  The research into the connections between modern day birds and dinosaurs is fascinating; they’re finding so much more every year. 

              (Sorry to all of you who were talking clothes, please ignore:)

              I would love to be able to say that my fear of birds started with dinosaurs, but it started with a goose.  Damn thing had a 4 foot wingspan, a beak like a rock, and no fear — it would challenge a moving car!  Though I maintain that if you look a bird in the eye, you can see a genetic memory of ruling the planet from the top of the food chain, and they are just biding time until they can reclaim that spot. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/embersonfire ember beasley

      One of my favorite challenges ever was the postal service challenge, so that or something similar would be pretty fun I think.

    • Anonymous

      I liked the Philip Treacy hat challenge….

      • Anonymous

        yeah! I forgot about that one!

    • Anonymous

      Love this blue color, sort of periwinkle/lavendar.

      I liked the car parts, the museum, and the Philip Treacy challenges. Added: Oh, and that one where they photographed around NYC, and had to use an image for inspiration. Was that where the “gutter water” dress came from?

      • Anonymous

        I love the blue, too. The chairs have a hint of lavender while the carpet is more powder blue.

    • Anonymous

      The postal uniform challenge was awesome.  How about an “update the uniform” challenge for another job that has a recognizable uniform?  Police officers, haz-mat workers, uh…I can’t think of any more off the top of my head. 

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

        prisoners. people who are doing their community service picking up trash by the side of the road.

        ps. actually i agree w/ you re the postal uniform challenge.

      • Logo Girl

        TSA employees.

      • Anonymous

        IN a post a few weeks ago I suggested UPS.

      • pacconci

        How about designing new sportswear for tennis….. or bowling?

    • Anonymous

      Hands down, fierce drag queens. 

      Was there a mud wrestling episode? Oops; I may have given away next week.

      • Anonymous

        There was a GLOW challenge in season 4. Chris March ran away with that one.

        • Anonymous

          GLOW?  Oh, if only. Sadly GLOW was defunct by then and they were dressing WWE Divas from RAW. The little mean bit of comedy from that ep was that Torrie Wilson, who was always presented on RAW as supremely hot, was picked last by the designers. You could see how nonplussed Torrie was by that.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the correction. Haven’t watched wrestling since the ’60s—before it became major glam entertainment. Either way, Sissybear rocked that challenge, and Rami was clueless.

            • Anonymous

              Yes, Chris did rock it – the great thing was that he was the only designer who didn’t seem to feel personally insulted by the challenge. Just another thing to love about him.

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

      i wonder if they timed who would be eliminated to go w/the onset of the new show.
      ie: they thought more people would rather watch josh rant so planned to keep him til he could be the first interviewee.

    • Anonymous

      It’s that time again, again?  And Drama V gets the opening frame of the video?  This may be a long and anger-producing evening.  As to what I’d like to see again – assuming that there were real designers with some creative chops participating  would be, yes, Jet Set (does this gang deserve the treat of such a trip?  I don’t think so…) or even the recycling center one.  There were some train wrecks there, but Laura Bennett gave us “For Nuts Only,” which I remember happily.  Drag queens and the WWE wrestlers were a hoot, too.  I just don’t thing this lot would be able to summon the humor and verve, alas and alack.

      Hmm, I need a drink, methinks, to shake this fashion fug.  In honor of London, where I was just about 2 months ago, a pint of Spitfire, and there’ll be a refill needed double-quick!

    • Anonymous

      I need something blue or purple to drink; let’s all have a Kick in the Crotch  (blue Curacao, cranberry, vodka) and toast Miss Clinique Counter.

      • Anonymous

        That sounds awesome! I’ll have to try that one. The name is a little off-putting, but I’ll give it a go…

      • Anonymous

        haha! A drink for our very own DV. I’ll drink to that. Here’s hoping he goes home this evening.

    • Anonymous

      DramaV Go Home. Fingers crossed.

    • Anonymous

      Any of the unconventional materials challenges – those are always my favorites. The grocery store is still the first and the best, I suppose – but I also loved the “tear apart your Atlas apartment” challenge from season 3. I actually really dislike the “clothes off your back” challenge – sadistic without being ultimately very interesting.

    • Sarah Vatch

      I’d like to see the challenge where the contestants had to make outfits for each other. I believe it was season 2.

      • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

        And season 5. Oh, Suede.. 

    • Anonymous

      I want to see the ice skating costume challenge again, but only because I want to see the designers have to wear the outfits.  I also liked the flower mart and the drag queen challenges.

      • Anonymous

        The “Garden Party” challenge definitely needs to be redone, since the first time around, the budget did not allow the designers to use much in the way of actual flowers—and then Nina complained about the lack of flowers.

        And Kara Janx should have won that one instead of teacher’s pet Daniel V.

    • kjunkemail

      I have to admit, I loved the drag queen challenge and the flower shop challenge.

      Evil me would love to give a challenge with only doo-dads like rick-rack, lace, and other decorations to see what would happen.

      And I’m having some Burgundy. Watching 2 hours may make me completely drunk by 11 pm. Good thing I graded exams earlier in the day…

      • Anonymous

        “Make a wedding dress out of cotton balls, dental floss and Q-Tips!”

    • Anonymous

      I am having dinner at a Mexican restaurant with friends prior to PR – how about a lovely glass of sangria?  Spanish for choice (spiked with brandy, of course!)

      Re a challenge I would like to see again, I love the take a picture, now make a dress challenges.  The results have included the oily puddle dress and the Chrysler Building dress – two of my favorites !

    • Anonymous

      Forgive me for this being so off topic.

      I’d just like to say RIP Steve Jobs. Such a visionary, such a productive life, sadly cut short.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Agreed.  It makes me think of Jim Henson too – ‘the light that burns twice as bright’ and all that.

      • Anonymous

         I know – Pancreatic cancer is one of the worst.  A family friend (I posted about him here at the Lounge a little over a year ago) has been fighting it valiantly and so far doing okay but the treatments are kicking his ass. 

        As to the the rest of your comment: “Such a visionary, such a productive life, sadly cut short.” 
        How true.  While others who are handed so much just throw it away or survive despite their best efforts

        • Anonymous

          Yep. My mother died of pancreatic cancer almost three years ago. She only lived nine months after her diagnosis (long enough to see the birth of my baby boy); it’s a cruel cancer because its usually far too late once it has been discovered. Best of luck to your friend–I wish him well. 

      • Anonymous

        Indeed. A true visionary who pushed our world forward in so many ways. 

      • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986?hl=en&tab=h Judy S

        Not so off topic. I was listening on the radio to a eulogy by the president of RISD. Jobs invented after all several hit accessories…. in terms of both form and function.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I liked the live flower/plant challenge.  Grocery store challenge is definitely a classic, and the ice capades challenge.  Just because I laughed so hard at seeing Emmett in that costume, please, again. 

      • Anonymous

         Emmett is so damn handsome, he could rock the leotard. I miss the days when I loved certain designers. Sad face.

    • Anonymous

      I have liked quite a few including some already mentioned (Flower shop, Wrestlers, grocery)

      but I liked the Music one (where Korto and Suede and Jerrell? did great – yet Suede went home?) and  would actually like another Prom or Celeb like Nancy O’dell?

      WTH is with Josh licking whatever the hell he was licking in that clip??

    • Anonymous

      I always love the New York inspiration challenge–give them a camera, let them wander around NYC, and see if they can create anything that even compares to Andre’s gutter water dress.  

    • Anonymous

      The hubby wants to see them design for each other’s mother’s again…..I liked it when they designed the swimsuits….

      • Anonymous

        and we are going to order 2 whiskey sours…. yes, I have hooked him into the fun of PR…. but he aint getting the laptop, the chat room & blog are all mine!

    • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

      Oh no, not an Andy Cohen-esque aftershow.  May as well not have left Bravo then.  
      Challenges I’d like to see:  NY inspired, another international trip type challenge, Team Challenge to produce a collection that must compete against the slate of designers from Project Runway Canada or Australia with the regular judges of each doing the judging.  Thrift store reuse challenge.  Burlesque challenge with Dita Von Teese judging.  

    • Logo Girl

      Some sick part of me wants to see the Mom challenge brought back.

      But what a lot of people said: grocery, Barbie, drag queen, postal, car parts… 

      Edited to say: I def think they should open Season 10 with the grocery store challenge.

      • Anonymous

        A nuance; perhaps take them to a greengrocer where nothing but vegetables are on sale?

    • Anonymous

       “The show will feature in-depth, roundtable debates, and passionate discussions with Runway’s standout designers ”
      So they will all be from former seasons?

      • Anonymous

        ROFLMAO!! Truly.

        This is so how I feel!

        srq

      • Anonymous

        I know! Is there really anybody left this season you really want to hear more from? Not me.

      • Anonymous

        OMG they totally held out on us! Bad Mommy is a guest!

        • Anonymous

          Oh – I get it now.  The standout designers will be hosting.

    • http://twitter.com/thedogsmother thedogsmother

      I wonder if Lifetime would ever have the pull to have a Lady Gaga challenge.
      Bravo would have had a better chance. Didn’t Lady Gaga appear on one of the knockoff shows early in her career. The one with the twin designers?

    • Anonymous

      The inspiration of New York challenge or the Jet set challenge.  Of course the caveat here is IF talented designers are participating.
      I’ll have a good English gin and tonic please.  Ladies, let’s see if we can find a cute straaight guy and flirt with him outrageously.

    • Anonymous

      Definitely the grocery store challenge, but they need to make it plain up front that using plastic tablecloths, napkins, paper towels or any other items that are too “fabricy” will result in immediate Aufing.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with car parts. That Korto coat is the stuff of dreams. That being said, I am SO glad the the lounge is open. It’s been a frustraing, incredibly non productive bitch of a day, I’m PMSing, and I am halfway through a bottle of Jam Jar Shriaz. I’ll need someplace soft to land once I finish this bottle, and the seats here look very comfy.

    • Rand Ortega

      As a Sci Fi geek, I really liked the future fashion challenge; the 1 where they designed a collection for the year 2055.

      • Anonymous

        Repurposing clothing from a vintage shop. Turning past into future.

    • Lori

      I’d like to see them bring back designers.   I too loved the flower shop challenge, the Philip Treacy and the drag queens, and I’d like to see them bring back the Met challenge.

    • Anonymous

      Loved the plant store challenge. Was it Andre who got kicked off for making an absolutely fabulous dress that no one this season could come close to doing? Except maybe Viktor.

      • Anonymous

        Andrae made a very cool outfit very reminiscent of Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. And much as I love him, Nick should have been eliminated for his banana-leaf fiasco.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, I remember that banana leaf – not Nick’s finest moment! What a great season – 2, I think it was – I missed it when it ran and bought the DVDs later. Didn’t start watching regularly till season 3.

    • Anonymous

      It’d be very cool to see another uniform challenge.  I also loved the flower shop, the NYC inspiration pic, and the newspaper challenge in S6 – Irina was never among my favorite PR winners but I still wax poetic over that beautiful paper coat.

    • Anonymous

      “Some PR flack said: “To satisfy fan demand for more Runway”

      Wait, there’s more demand for Runway?? I thought demand for Runway faded a few years ago.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Heh heh, yeah, I know.  

        I’m guessing that Dance Moms and Russian Jersey Shore did not do the trick of keeping PR viewers glued to Lifetime. 

        • Anonymous

          Dance Moms makes me want to call Child Protective Services.

        • Anonymous

          We can only hope that’s true!

    • Anonymous

      Cool bar.  Gin and orange, please, and keep them coming, mama’s got to fight off the sniffles and wants her vitamin C.

      The Minion Opinionate has given me much food for thought about challenges to bring back.  The Philip Treacy hat challenge, the avant-garde/RTW challenge (although there would never again be the sweet sweet surprise of the second look that there was in S4), the trash challenge.  

    • Lisa

      Well, I can’t get mad at more Runway after my Runway – I’m a sap like that!  

      The classic challenge I’d like to see the most again?  The “Design a Blue Dress” challenge….. KIDDING!!!  Just kidding, please don’t ban me!  Seriously though, I’d like to see the Hershey store challenge, but with the stipulation that they have to use something that actually is candy, like Jillian did, or was part of candy, like the Reeses cup wrappers or the Kit Kat labels.  None of that lame “I took a giant pillow shaped like a Hershey bar and used it for fabric.”

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

        And I can guarantee that I’d be in a much better mood if I had to buy candy for the wrappers — after all, it’d be a shame to let the candy go to waste…

    • Anonymous

      I loved the jet set challenge. What a way to make them even more tired! Fly them to France to make a couture look overnight! And of course, nothing can beat the grocery store challenge. And honestly, the car parts challenge produced some pretty good results.

      So, that’s my crashing of the East Coast Party. Back to the west coast for me. Grab me a quick drink in a takeaway glass (or paper bag), I’ll see all of you tomorrow when TLo talks about how PR has gone to the birds! (I would totally be able to design something around that owl.)

    • Anonymous

      I’d love to see them do the 2055 future challenge again. My favorite part of it was that they had to use vintage pieces for futuristic looks. I also wouldn’t mind seeing the candy shop challenge or the Barbie challenge. Can’t believe there are only three more challenges to the finale. What a season it’s been.

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

      I agree about the Postal Uniform…You could pick any branch of the armed services design a new dress uniform, you could pick UPS or FEd EX…god pick someone who wants to get some free advertisting!

      • Anonymous

        Grocery stores would be brilliant, just because I don’t think I’ve ever seen a grocery store with a remotely flattering uniform.

      • Anonymous

        UPS uniforms are a great idea.  

      • Anonymous

        Or a restaurant uniform. 

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

      I might be sitting alone at this table, but I like celebrity challenges!

      I just like it when the designers have a client and a certain amount of free reign to be themselves. Usually they get a good budget too.  I especially like the drag queen challenges. I think you get a great mix of fun personalities and creativity.  However, I don’t like it when the designers feel like they can walk all over a client or treat them poorly — which is the reason I like the celebrity challenges over the prom nights, moms, couples, etc.  Since I’m a West Coaster and I have to stay up a long while yet to see tonight’s show I’ll have a coffee.  With some Kahlua, of course.   

    • Anonymous

      I’d like to see the newspaper challenge again and the drag queen one. But we’d have to have a Chris March in the group to really bring out the fun.

    • Anonymous

      1 – Grocery Store
      2 – Jet Set
      3 – Car parts

    • Anonymous

      More lady wrestlers and drag queens!  Also, bring back make an avant garde + inexpensive ready to wear version. 

      I’d like to see a challenge built around a Kors-ism, like a “Victorian cocktail waitress in Las Vegas” challenge or a “she’s pooping fabric” challenge.

      • Anonymous

        “She looks like she’s poo-ing [not pooping] fabric” actually came from Heidi regarding Elisa’s first effort.

    • Anonymous

      I’d like to see the grocery store challenge or the flower store challenge (perhaps, this time, with giving them enough money to actually buy flowers), I think. Or really just something along the lines of the more conceptual challenges from Season 1 (designing for the year 2055, designing a dress based on envy, etc.). But the clothes off your back and jet set challenges would also be good choices.

      Unfortunately, it’s hard to redo any challenges in as compelling a way, since it’s been done before and the designers know (or should know) what to expect – and if they don’t, the audience does. Even completely different unconventional materials challenges start to blend together after a while (the party store and pet store challenges these past two seasons were new, but didn’t feel like they were new).

      Also:
      I need to read through the comments more thoroughly sometimes.

    • Anonymous

      TLO, question for ya…

      Will we ever be able to look at the various seasons of PR challenges again by designer under the Archives? It was fun when we could do that.

      This is so not meant as a criticism, as we know you work your tails off to produce the material you do every day, and often night. Us Kittens and Minions and Fawns (where have they all gone?) are in awe, and so appreciative.

    • Anonymous

      Jet set challenge ! Between the new culture, new locale, and the valid fashion challenge, it has been my favorite so far. 

    • Anonymous

      I liked all 3 of the challenges you mentioned, TLo, with my favorite being the jet-set challenge. I also liked the tear-the-car-apart challenge (Korto rocked!) and, amazingly enough, the Hershey store challenge. Probably because the designers did such a great job, not necessarily because of the product placement.

      • Anonymous

        Its funny isn’t it that on all the posts about the car parts challenge we all mention Korto’s amazing coat but no one mentions the winner’s dress. Korto was robbed!

        • Anonymous

          Leanne’s dress was phenomenal as well. 

    • http://twitter.com/Kamilaahh Kamil

      So, could the new 30 minute thing, conspicuously featuring “the exclusive first interview with each week’s eliminated designer” portend the eminent auf’ing of Miss Drama Vortex – followed by a delicious, crowd-pleasing interview with herself as she spits profane, foamy invective out to the world at large? 

      One can always hope. At least for the next couple of hours. 

    • Anonymous

      Forgive me for being so late! Since Yom Kippur starts tomorrow night, they rescheduled the high school football game to tonight. No – my son’s not on the team. He’s the drum major! I made his uniform, yay me! He did a great job conducting. Yay him!!

      Anyway, despite the fact that blue lighting makes usually me look ill, I kind of like this place. I’d like a Bombay Sapphire martini, with a twist please, straight up.

      Just for the unadulterated pleasure of seeing Michael Kors lose it *completely*, I would like to have them re-do the wrestling ladies challenge.

      • Anonymous

        OMG YOU MADE A DRUM MAJOR UNIFORM?  Let me pour you this Bombay Sapphire my dear.  Cheers to you!

        • pacconci

          Okay then! Let’s do a design-a-drum-major challenge!

      • Now I am The Bee

        How fun that your son is the drum major!  Both my kids were band geeks, too.  Loved going to the games just for the half-time shows. 

      • Anonymous

        Whoa! You MADE a drum major’s uniform?!

        Almost as impressive as your kid being a drum major (significant responsibility there, for those whose kids haven’t been marching band kids!)

        You’re a great mom as well as a great minion!

    • Anonymous

      My husband is watching the Tigers game.  This will relegate me to watching PR on the crappy TV in the basement.. hmmm I’ll just drink the last of the Vino Verde and watch the show via the comments here as they unfold, oui?

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Go Tigers!

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

      I’ve been re-reading some of your (fabulous) commentary from earlier seasons, and I have to go on record as saying a good portion of the complaints about this season – manufactured drama, crazy-ass inconsistent judging, etc – was complained about by the minions in the earliest seasons too. No, the comments aren’t still there on y’all’s blog, but you say things like “we know you guys think __” and “we know there has been a lot of ___-hate” that gives it all away.

      Just wanted to point that out.

    • Anonymous

      I want them to design bras and panties.  Big White Granny Panties included.  Make it work!  

      • Anonymous

        QuiltRx thinks of Santino’s lingerie designs *shudders*

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

          Noooooooo! I’m surprised I don’t have nightmares about those monstrosities.

    • Anonymous

      I’d like to do the Jet Set challenge.Or the Treacy hat challenge. I Wish I had a bottle of blue curacao to make some blue drinks, but I wearing a blue dress with bats on it , so I guess that counts for something. Maybe I will wear a choker to keep with the neo Victorian mood around here.

      • Anonymous

        I want a blue dress with bats on it.  Want.

    • Anonymous

      Of course the grocery store challenge. But I also liked when the designers had to make outfit one of their competitors — maybe that, but with a twist to really make the most of their assets (including hair and makeup), and not whether the look is something they’d personally choose.

    • Anonymous

      Or how about design a Halloween costume for Heidi?

      • Anonymous

        That is a *brilliant* idea!

        And the “twist” would be they have to design a complementary one for Seal.

      • Anonymous

        I thought she already was wearing her Halloween Costume – Shorty, Shiny, Slutty.  Sorry but I am so over her right now.

      • Anonymous

        And Heidi would be contractually obligated to wear the (winning) damn thing for at least one hour on Halloween night!.  Serve her right for producing a show with so many lackluster contestants.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you, TLo!    This is a cozy, casual lounge.   We can kick back here.    *kiss *kiss

    • mc90

      Oooooh, the jet-set challenge . . . Paris! Catherine Melandrino! Crazy Vincent Libretti with upholstery fabrics! But I digress. I liked the car parts challenge, the live greenery/flowers challenge, and the remake-an-icon challenge.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      I’ll start like I did last night, a caramel apple martini or two followed by a couple of nutella martinis. After those, this (for the) bird challenge make take on a totally new and perhaps intriguing look. Ha, who am I kidding?

      I’m for the car parts or the jet set challenge. 

    • Anonymous

      I can’t be bothered finding this online, so I’ve taken to just reading TLounge in real time to find out the results/hear about any spectacular bitchery. Keep me entertained, people!

    • http://phdoula.blogspot.com Rebecca

      Mom challenge!

    • Anonymous

      This challenge is for the birds… HAHA, I crack myself up!

    • Anonymous

      Grocery store, flowers, or jet set.  I also liked the idea of dressing your fellow designers, but it’s really not fair that some have to do menswear and others don’t.  Maybe if there were only women left.

    • Anonymous

      This will be a fun bitch-fest.

    • Anonymous

      Iconic statement,  jet set, grocery store (no napkins or tablecloths)

      I’ve had an annoying afternoon – an Irish neat will put me in the right mood for this episode.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      Oh damn, I wanted someone to get the owl! I love owls.

      • Anonymous

        Me too, its also the only color palette I’d buy.

      • Anonymous

        I liked the owl palette too.

      • Anonymous

        The owl had colors perfect for Anya

    • Anonymous

      glad they’re not in teams.

    • Anonymous

      Me no likey the competing head to head thing. ETA: What if two people with the same bird both kick ass from different perspectives and two people with the same bird make something crappy? The way I understand it, then one of the kick asses will have to be on the bottom and one of the crappies will be in the top.

    • Anonymous

      When did Josh and Bert make up?

      • Anonymous

        I was wondering that myself. As long as this freaking show is every week, they’ve sure edited a lot out. Laura disliking Becky, Bert & Clinique Counter suddenly becoming friends…

        • Anonymous

          Define “friends.”

          Bert has been around the block a few times. Tact, compassion, even sheer cynical fakery do not a friendship make.

    • Anonymous

      WTF is Anya wearing for earrings? The counterweights from a grandfather clock?

    • Anonymous

      If he can do it, what Viktor has so far is looking nice.

    • Anonymous

      “Glamazing” is going to work for you either Victor

    • http://twitter.com/Strike_Me_Pink Erica Kritt

      glamazing is my new favorite word.

    • Anonymous

      I just realized!   Another FIRST for Anya — designing in one color — or at least without print.   Anyway, I think she should be able to do better than Laura.

      Worried about Kimberly.

      And BERT!  Don’t half ass this.  It’s our chance to be done with Josh.

      • Anonymous

        I’m worried about her, too. Just an ill feeling….

    • scottyf

      I have this horrible feeling about Bert….

      • Anonymous

        Don’t say it.   I know he’s not into the challenge — I mean nobody said it had to be green and yellow — but please, please put Josh in the bottom 3.  

      • Anonymous

        I’m worried about him too, Scotty.

      • Anonymous

        nooooooooooooooooooo!    

    • Anonymous

      Bummer-I thought the ‘twist’ was going to be two eliminated designers coming back to compete for a spot back in the competition.  Why else have four birds? 

      • Anonymous

        I thought they were going to tell everyone to design a look for the owl since it didn’t get chosen.

    • Anonymous

      Okay, it’s REALLY early in the episode, but Viktor FTW and Blenley auf.

    • Anonymous

      why a second look?

      • Anonymous

        The producers are grumpy and toying with the designers… just because.

        • Anonymous

          if only that were true–and if only they could be more imaginative about it…

    • Now I am The Bee

      OK–so I’ve been watching this since it started this evening–I still don’t get the designing in pairs head-to-head thing.  I must be dense–or is this challenge just so convoluted?  And now they have to do another one??!! 
      Oh brother. 

      • Now I am The Bee

        Oh I almost forgot–please I’d like vodka on the rocks with a twist.  I’m hittin’ the bottle hard tonight, it seems.  It may help me to figure this episode out! 
        Also–the challenge I’d like to see again is the Paris Couture one. Where they have to design something avant garde and impecably made. That would really seperate the wheat from the chaff in this group.

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s sketch!   wow.   

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      You almost can’t blame the designers for all the ass on the runway with these idiotic make a second look for no reason at all challenges. 

      • Anonymous

        I know…. I dont get it.

      • Anonymous

        Totally.  I’d rather see the designers have more time for one amazing look rather then pressed for time due to a surprise second look. .  

        • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

          Exactly. Especially with so much crap this season, I’d love to know if they are really capable of pulling off something amazing. Except for Josh, as Nina would say, his taste level leaves much to be desired. And this coming from me who kinda sorta loves lucite stripper shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Clothes off your back.

    • Anonymous

      Oooh, I like Bert’s sketch. I hope he can pull it off. Josh is going too literal

    • Anonymous

      They were bantering, Josh and Bert bantering. So weird.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      I totally snickered seeing Josh pick out bright green feathers. The end is near, my pretty, the end is very, very near.

      • Pennymac

        We can only hope…

    • Anonymous

      OMG, Clinique. Hideous.

    • Anonymous

      Miss Clinique is making clown clothes

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

        Perfect! 

    • Anonymous

      Josh’s looks like a Carol Brady nightgown……

    • Anonymous

      LMAO about the cockroach. Anya was so Trini … I’ve smashed them exactly like that about a hundred times growing up.
      And Josh’s … “Lara Croft Tombraider” ….. ROFL.

      • Anonymous

        I love a girl who can take out a cockroach.   No problem when you come from where they actually fly.

        • Anonymous

          They DO fly. 
          My poor American husband almost had a heart attack when he had a run-in with one of ‘em on his first visit to Trinidad.

          • Anonymous

            I know!   I love it when people get freaked out by the flying cockroaches — we call them tree roaches.   Big suckers too!

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

            You don’t need to visit Trinidad to find them. Those little bastards are common in North Carolina.

            • Anonymous

              I can hold a snake in my bare hands, but show me a flying cockroach and I will show you a screaming cowering idiot.

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

              I hear ya. Ick. I can’t stand flying bugs of any kind – mosquitoes, flies, flying cockroaches, bees.

        • Anonymous

          That made me like her a lot!

    • Anonymous

      Kimberly!!!!

    • http://modernretrowoman.com DrJulieAnn

      I have to wait until tomorrow to watch the show.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t join you tonight!  I’ll have a Scarlett O’Hara, please.  Double.  (Just don’t tell The Mister.  He thinks I’m working…)

    • Pennymac

      Yeah Josh, that orange is speaking volumes to me too. BLECH ACK and UGH to be exact.

    • Anonymous

      Oh Blenley – nothing says “classy” like purple leather ruffles.  *eyeroll*

    • Anonymous

      My favorite is still the dress-Barbie-and-the-model challenge!  Since half of what they’ve made this season ALREADY looked like Barbie clothes, it should go swimmingly.

      Another drag queen challenge would be really fun.  I also enjoyed inspiration-from-the-museum.  I agree with those who said the USPS uniform design was fun, and they should do it with another type of uniform.

      • Anonymous

        Another uniform challenge would definitely be good. I like challenges that include real-life constraints. 

      • Now I am The Bee

        Oooh yes–the museum challenge.  That’s when Jillian made that fabulous coat with the gold lining, no?  Beautiful. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TITLWLGD23GFLFWJ2EE4P3AKBE EricaM

      “If you vomited highlighters – that’s what it looks like.” CIM

    • Anonymous

      Shut up, people.  No talking bad about Kimberly.

      And now — self mutilation.   *sob

      Quiet Anya!

    • Anonymous

      I really just want to hug Kimberly right now.

    • Anonymous

      Do I smell loser edit for kimberly?

      • Anonymous

        After all they angst they showed for Anya last week, I’m not sure anymore!

        • Anonymous

          I know, that’s how they fool ya

      • Anonymous

        I think she’s getting the loser edit.  Although WTF is up with those hiddy colors Bert picked?

    • Anonymous

      Please pull it off, Kimberly! Is she getting the winning or losing edit?

      • scottyf

        I can’t figure it out either.

        • Lisa

          Me neither, I’m stumped.

        • Anonymous

          They’ve gotten better at the editing. I doubt Kimberly will go home – she might even win.

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

        Hush, let’s all take a moment and pray that Josh screws up worse than poor Kimberley. She’s such a sweetie, I don’t want her to go.

      • Anonymous

        I’d guess Kimberly is getting the winner’s edit b/c of the mom shout out.  I’m actually worried about Viktor, because he seems to be the only one not stressed out.

        • Anonymous

          Viktor never seems to stress.

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

            Are you kidding? He’s in a constant state of low grade paranoia – every other remark is “He / she is stealing from me”

    • Lori

      This group is starting to remind me of the SNL “Jeopardy” parodies.  I hope the next challenge is make any well-made, interesting, wearable design.  Anything.  Your choice.  Wearable.  Interesting.  Well-made.  Just sew something.

      • Anonymous

        A little Turd Ferguson would definitely make things interesting. 

    • Anonymous

      Ok, creepy blacksmith show up on my door with a skillet talking about liquid gold I’m slamming the door and calling the cops.

      • Anonymous

        Make velveeta or be raped is such a terrible ad campaign.

        • Anonymous

          Hah!  That is an odd commercial.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, that commercial cracks me up…

      • Anonymous

        WHAT??? (Edited to add:) OK I am now learning this was a commercial. I was ready to call 911 for you.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, Kimberly is so incredibly beautiful even when sad.   

    • Anonymous

      Definitely would love a repeat of the Drag Queens. Like the way it combines dressing men, working with larger bodies, and creating OTT glamour.

      And Sissybear or Pandora Boxx should be the guest judge.

    • Anonymous

      OK, Anya has just shown her true colors. She asked everyone for fabric last week, and they all helped her except Victor. Now, she won’t give Clinique any fabric. I won’t call her what I thought. It is not nice. 

    • Anonymous

      Josh, you shouldn’t ask her. Stand your ground Anya, don’t let a wisp of guilt enter your mind.

    • Anonymous

      Huh!  Anya is lucky “the game” is a whole different game this challenge rather than last challenge.

      • Anonymous

        I know.  It was TOTALLY different when she was crying and depending on the kindness of competitors.

    • Anonymous

      Josh, a circle skirt,,,,, thats our boy, always thinking outside of the box!

    • Anonymous

      I’d love to see them bring back the 2 person team avant garde challenge, the banana republic challenge, the car parts challenge, the jeans challenge or the UPS uniform challenge.  Well, I’d love them to bring back those challenges when they’re once again stocked with a competition filled with designers instead of television characters incapable of creating actual fashion. 

    • Anonymous

      What!? Anya isn’t  gonna “Help” Josh?! Surprise, Surprise!!

    • Anonymous

      Um. I’m sorry.  Sharing fabric was “a few challenges ago?” As in the last challenge when everyone shared with Anya.  But now that’s all in the past. Huh. 

      • Anonymous

        she’s such a creep.

    • http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/lastbutnotleast Anonymous

      We all agree Anya sucks, right?

      • Anonymous

        Well, I agree that she sucks. And also that she is self-centered and selfish and a big phony. Don’t like that girl.

        • Anonymous

          On the plus side she can whack a bug.    

          Anyway, she’s a competitor.  She always has been, but she knows how to do it with a smile on her face.

    • Anonymous

      “What’s a qu’est-ce que c’est?” Oh dear God.

      • Anonymous

        maybe it’s some phrase from the 70s? 
        :-) 

      • Anonymous

        BAHAHAHAHA…. Rolling on the floor.

      • Anonymous

        How awesome would it have been if Tim replied with “fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better, Run run run run run run run away?”

        • Anonymous

          LOVE YOU! That’s exactly what I was thinking!

      • Now I am The Bee

        Oh that Tim–always talking foreign!  LOL…

    • scottyf

      Bert’s toast.

      • Anonymous

        It doesn’t look very pretty right now, but I’m still hoping.  

        • Pennymac

          Me too. But that green for the second look read “Pea soup” not amazon to me. Come on, Bert!  Worried!

      • http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/lastbutnotleast Anonymous

        I’m thinking bottom 2, but Josh has a “taste issue” narrative and he’s fixin’ to put a crafty circle skirt out there. Laura’s probably in trouble; she sounds confident.

    • Anonymous

      Qu’est-ce que c’est? Merde.

    • Anonymous

      Tim, hugging Kimberly for all of us.  

      Love you, Tim!

    • Anonymous

      Love Tim Gunn!!

    • Anonymous

      Bless that lovely man!

    • Anonymous

      Tim is the MAN!!!! I want one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10910518 Erica Woods Tucker

      Dang…I’m sick of the Anya love….I hope they don’t ax Kimberly, but it’s rare to see two brown women in the finals for a reality show. I love Kimberly though….Josh is a pain in the booty….Victor is a trip….
       

      • Anonymous

        I’m beside myself.  I love Kimberly so much.   She’s gorgeous, funny, and so real.   

    • Anonymous

      Awww. That Tim moment with Kimberley made me all misty.

    • Anonymous

      oh…. how sweet is Tim???? (I forgave him for liking Clinique’s counter orange dress now) 

    • Anonymous

      A hug from Tim and Kimberly looks totally different – her whole body language changed. 

      • Anonymous

        It would do that for me too!   

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

      Anya: Givenchy knockoff. Kimberly: Viktor & Rolf knockoff. 

    • Anonymous

      Yea, Miss Clinique: $20K would buy about three weeks of your tanning booth sessions.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10910518 Erica Woods Tucker

      That was foul.

      • Anonymous

        you mean fowl?? haha

    • Anonymous

      Bert’s a goner.  The edits are ignoring him = buh-bye

      • Anonymous

        And he goes out with real class.  Sad to see him go though.

    • scottyf

      I bet Joshua knows: Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ?

    • Anonymous

      Almost forgot the TLo poll….I’d like to see the zodiac sign inspired avant-garde challenge again.  And I have a soft spot for the wedding gown challlenges.  

    • Anonymous

      The reason PR is 90 minutes long is so they can have enormous commercial breaks.  :p

    • Anonymous

      Viktor — every other dress this season has been a one shoulder dress

    • Anonymous

      Oh for fucks sake.

      • Anonymous

        Seriously… WTF?

    • Anonymous

      What is this bullshit?

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

        I am dumbfounded. It’s total crazy ass bullshit.

    • Anonymous

      Damn, Josh would lose with the parrot outfit, he could win with the orange dress.

      Though, what is that feather corsage thing on the top?

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

      This is a dumb twist. 

    • Anonymous

      What is the point of that?

      • Lisa

        I know, I would have choked a bitch!

    • Anonymous

      so now, only one look??  are they trying to save Kimberly????

    • Anonymous

      Fall weather here. I’d love to have a sherry. 

      I’d really like to see them do something with the UPS uniforms. That brown is just so…brown. 

    • Anonymous

      Miss Clinique is having his own drag queen contest

    • Now I am The Bee

      What the…If I were one of the designers–I’d run over and strangle the producer who you know is standing just out of camera range.  I wonder if they did this to save Kimberly.  Wouldn’t put it past ‘em….

    • Anonymous

      I hate this challenge more with every twist.

    • Anonymous

      Make-up guy with moustache-Yummy…

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

        Contrived but tasty- I suspect he spends at least an hour a day trimming it.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      I got home late, and just dropped in, and this episode is already annoying me. They only use ONE of two looks? Psh. Bye guys! Lol

    • scottyf

      So Anya, Bert & Viktor will be on the bottom.

      My Buddha Belly is going home.

      • Anonymous

        noooooooooooooooooooooo!  but I am afraid.   What is he THINKING with those color choices???

      • Lisa

        NO!  Bite your tongue, you have to have hope that he’ll be okay!

    • Anonymous

      I think Bert’s color choices are just hiddy hiddy hiddy.  His long dress looks so dated and sad.  And I am Bert Fan in general.  

    • Anonymous

      I was in the middle of cursing at Josh when I saw Austin’s little ‘stache. Can’t be annoyed any more.

    • Now I am The Bee

      Wow–I am speechless about this twist.  I gotta say, though,  I kinda love what Anya is wearing right now.  And it looks like Kimberl y will pull it off. 

    • Anonymous

      Is there any doubt that Josh would have been auf’ed if he’d had both looks walk the runway? 

      • Anonymous

         Yes.  Have you watched these judges deliberate?  How often does the worst look/designer end up going home?  I’m not saying they always miss the mark, but their average isn’t great. 

    • Pennymac

      Really looking forward to the All Stars, Miss Piggy not withstanding. Austin is Hilarious in the promo!!!

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

      Kimberly editing  was so predictable.

    • Lisa

      Oh, god, I hate to say this…. but Clinique is right.  At the end of the day, when you have to sew your model in and cut your model out of the dress, then it’s gone too far.  

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but they’ve been doing that for years. It sucks, but isn’t against the rules. 

      • http://twitter.com/snowgall Teresa Galloway

        Eh. It’s not a “make a wearable dress” competition. As they keep trying to insist, it’s a *design* competition, and MK said a couple seasons ago that he knows women who will “bleed for fashion.” So sewing your model into a dress doesn’t bother me at all.

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure dominos pizza recipe isn’t so much “closely guarded” as it is “carefully avoided”

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

         loves dominos thank you very much

    • Anonymous

      That Dance Moms broad is vile

    • Anonymous

      I fear it’s au revoir (that’s Good-Bye for you Josh) for Bert

    • http://twitter.com/Strike_Me_Pink Erica Kritt

      I predict the aufing of Bert.
       

    • Anonymous

      Clinque, button your damn shirt. No one wants to see your scrawny chest.

    • Lisa

      Viktor’s model always looks like she has no neck – ever notice that?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, oh, that looks a bit vulgar compared to Viktor’s.

    • Anonymous

      Im loving Kimberley’s dress!!!

    • Anonymous

      I know!  The New PR Challenge is to dress that horrid Dance Mom’s lady.  Or any of the other cretinous hags that allow their children to be emotionally abused by that terrible “teacher.”  

    • Anonymous

      I’m liking Bert’s on the runway.

    • Anonymous

      My eyes! Orange!!!

    • Anonymous

      Orange bath towel with a corsage. Ew.

    • Anonymous

      Bert’s is better than I thought.

    • Anonymous

      Anya is lucky it was just one look as I’m sure the model would need to be able to get out of the dress on her own.

      • Anonymous

        Oh wait, that’s why they changed the challenge to one look! Not to help Kimberly but to help Anya again. 

    • Anonymous

      I actually like Anya’s

      • Anonymous

        I did too, dammit!

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I do too.

        Reminiscent of Viktor’s black dress earlier in the season, but more sculptured and interesting.

      • http://twitter.com/Kamilaahh Kamil

        Me, too. And it certainly is quite different from her usual fare. I hope the judges like it too – simply because that will lead to one more installment of that (0.0) look on Blenley’s face. 

      • Anonymous

        Me too! I actually have a dress rather similar to it, so I suppose I’m biased. I can get in and out of mine all by myself, though.

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

      I love how laura and anya are rather friendly in their criticisms of each other’s works

    • Anonymous

      I actually really like Bert’s – it flows beautifully!

      • Anonymous

        I liked it too.  

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

        The skirt moves beautifully but looks sad otherwise. The bodice is so stiff that it’s like a piece of armor

    • Now I am The Bee

      I think Bert’s dress turned out great.  The colors are quite modern, I think!  It’s way better than Josh’s which looks like a MOB from about 1957–corsage and all. 

    • Anonymous

      Ohhh…After the Runway starts tonight.  I thought it was a next season thing.  But then I can’t watch my DVR’d It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  What to do….

      • Anonymous

        i thought it started in November?

        • Anonymous

          The commercial just said ‘coming up next…’

    • narita_rayna

      am i the only one who thinks that laura’s is kinda fug?  those pants dont leave much to the imagination O.o

      • Anonymous

        I think she deserves to go home tonight…. I hated her whole look!

      • Anonymous

        Yup. Yeast infection pants. 

      • Pennymac

        Those shiny tight pants looked like leggings to me. Yuck

      • Anonymous

        They look painful.

    • Anonymous

      Goodness, how similar is Heidi’s blouse to the aufed look last week?

      • Anonymous

        THANK YOU, YES.

    • Anonymous

      From what I can see, I think Bert, Viktor and Anya would be top with Josh, Kimberly and Laura on the bottom. Of course it’s probably the reverse.

      • Anonymous

        Ha, same, except I don’t care for either Josh or Bert’s really. I’m gonna be hellapissed if Viktor goes home, but I think they’re gonna call his too literal.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if they’ll auf Miss Clinique for that eye-searing orange Hefty bag? 

    • scottyf

      I like Bert’s better than Joshua’s. But they spent just a little too much time redeeming him. I think I’ll be in mourning for the next few weeks. *Starts getting out his fierce black mourning togs.*

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        *Eclectic replays the end of The Truman Show in her head – except that in this version Natasha McElhone is being played by scottyf who rushes out of his apartment to go meet and Bert as he breaks out of Parsons*

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

      vic, bert, and anya better not be in the bottom!

    • http://www.facebook.com/prettymuchalltheway Kat Schnepp

      i really like the re-imagination of the wedding dresses

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

      Make a look from a car!!! or candy wrappers!

    • Anonymous

      Anya is getting the tongue bath again.

      But, it is a great dress.

    • Anonymous

      Will Laura rat her out on her model being unable to take it off?

    • Lori

      Actually, Heidi, Anya’s IS over the top because that’s the only way she got it on the model.

    • Anonymous

      Easy to wear… unless you have to put it on or take it off.

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

      lol Laura got wooped

    • Anonymous

      Anya is going to win.

      • Anonymous

        noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • Anonymous

      OMG! Heidi called something tight?

    • Anonymous

      I love Laura’s face when she gets negative comments. 

    • scottyf

      Anya, your feces smells like roses! I don’t know how you do it!

      • Anonymous

        I thought she crapped ice cream

        • Anonymous

          Gourmet gelato delicately perfumed with rose water? I’m pretty sure that’s what she thinks her farts smell like.

          • Lisa

            Oh, didn’t you know?  She pisses Chanel No. 5!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IVH65NRJLZB7MQ6CCXQUBDJ6U Melanie H

      Did Heidi just critique Laura for making pants “too tight”?!!

    • Anonymous

      Why is Bert’s model fidgeting?

      • Anonymous

        does she have an itch?

    • Anonymous

      Josh’s model has a terrible complexion.  :o

      Oh, dear.   Josh will be on the top.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah and a towel with a feather corsage is so fashion forward and wonderful.

      • Anonymous

        I swear  CC’s dress is exactly like the velcro towel wrap I keep at the gym, with the exception of the corsage.  Little did I know that I have had a fashion gem in my locker all this time, just waiting for a special bedazzle to bring it out! 

    • Anonymous

      Did a parrot shit on Bert’s head or something? Why the hate for the bird?

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      Bert. I weep for you. Why did you make that heinous gown. Oh god, Josh, noooooooooooooo

    • Anonymous

      Judges smoking crack again – they love the orange Hefty bag. 

    • narita_rayna

      are we all supposed to ignore that hem on josh’s dress?

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

        right? WTF!

    • Anonymous

      It’s an orange hefty bag. Why are they complimenting Miss Clinique?

    • Anonymous

      The judges are on drugs.

      • Anonymous

        as usual!

    • Anonymous

      Bert just lets his negative emotions take over and push him into a bad place.

      • Anonymous

        That is so correct. He acted like he had a personal history with the bird the way he was going on about not liking it. He also said that parrots are so “dime store.” Really? Really, Bert?

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

      yes josh, keep sucking that ass

      maybe you and yoru starburst wrapper of a dress can make it to the finals and then crash and burn like the hot mess you are

    • Anonymous

      ohmigod, Kimberly’s gonna pull it out! Yay! But I think we’re gonna lose Bert, dammit.

    • Anonymous

      Are we grading on the make-up????

    • Anonymous

      The HEM on Josh’s hefty bag!! The HEMMMMM!!!! I’m not crazy about the aluminum foil on Bert’s bodice, either. But still… A lumpy hefty bag in day glo orange is not better than Bert’s dress.

    • Anonymous

      I have a bad feeling about Bert.

    • Lori

      Ugh, those pearls on Kimberly’s dress are hiddy.

    • Anonymous

      Viktor’s is impeccable but I like yours more???

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

        I know, right? WTF?

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

      LAURA BETTER GO

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry, Viktor’s is miles better then Kimberly’s. ARGH.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you, fashion gods for rescuing Kimberly.

    • Anonymous

      Kimberly won over Viktor?? I love love love her, but that dress doesn’t look well-fitted to me!

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

      If Viktor is out I WILL BE SO PISSED.

      • Anonymous

        He’ll be ok.  

        He’s not going to go home over Bert or especially Laura.

    • Anonymous

      Anya for the win.

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

      if josh wins over the girls I will flip

    • Anonymous

      ” Im an orange kind of guy” BAHAHAHAHABAHAHAHAH… no truer words have been spoken!

      • Anonymous

        That was great. 

    • Anonymous

      OMG! I love it. Michael admit’s to being an “orange kinda guy.”

    • Anonymous

      Good for Kimberly. Here’s to a win for the mentally healthy.

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

      I’m an orange kind of guy… ha ha ha ha!!!

    • Lisa

      Oh, this isn’t good…. they really reamed Bert.  This isn’t good.

      And Jesus Christ on a cracker, why don’t they just HAND Anya the win now?  We all know that’s where it’s heading!

      • Anonymous

        Can you argue that she doesn’t deserve it though?  The orange bedazzled towel and the poorly constructed beauty pageant gown aren’t any better.  

        • Lisa

          Sure – they loved Kimberly’s just as much.  Why not give her the win?

          • Anonymous

             It’s construction flaws were more apparent (unfortunately). 

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      Heidi REALLY loves her some Bert…

    • Anonymous

      Laura is going home. 

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

      Kimberly for the one if only because Josh will be insufferable, and I bet Anya comes from money.

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

      Kimberley for the win*

    • Anonymous

      Laura for the auf.

    • Now I am The Bee

      Oh please oh please oh please save our Bert.

    • Anonymous

      Buh-bye  Laura babe.   I don’t think they’ll dump Bert over her.    

    • Kate Christy

      Ugh…this was just…weird. The day-glo grainsack and toga-gown were winners?! Geeze, maybe I’m watching a different show. 

    • Anonymous

      I think Bert’s going.

    • Anonymous

      So what happens if Anya wins and she can’t get the dress off without cutting in when she is supposed to have it photographed for an editorial?

      • Lisa

        Exactly.   They need to take that into consideration.

    • Anonymous

      The kind of judging that goes on here would give an aspirin a headache!!

    • Anonymous

      So…if there were only 3 “teams” why was the owl there?  Foo.  I wanted someone to have to design a dress inspired by the owl.

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

        Because the owls are not what they seem.

        • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

          Twin Peaks! That almost made up for them not using that lovely owl.

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

          WIN!

      • Anonymous

        I know — that owl is the bird that kept drawing my eye. I don’t know if it’s because it was bigger or seemed to have more personality than I was expecting or just weirdly beautiful. And yes, all of those qualities could make for fantastic high fashion.

        • Anonymous

          The shocking orange eyes in among the quieter tones of the feathers was what really got me.

    • scottyf

      *lighting all of the candles in the vestibule*

      • Lisa

        Oh, honey… I’m so sorry, Scotty! I wish he could have stayed.

      • Anonymous

        sorry, Scotty!

      • Anonymous

        Scotty, I’m so sorry. I mean it. I did not want Bert to go home today. I thought it would be Laura for sure.
        Keep your head up. You can enjoy consoling Bert.

      • Anonymous

        Well, just think of all the sweet consolation you can offer him.

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps there is a bright side – he’ll have so much more time now to focus on important things like floral arrangements and honeymoon plans.

      • Rand Ortega

        Darling, so sorry! He should’ve stayed over that no talent Laura! I’m sure his decoy collection is fabu! Kiss him for all of the bitter kittens & unborn fauns!
        Mwah!

    • Lori

      Yes, it’s the L’Oreal For the Birds Eyeshadow Collection.

    • Anonymous

      clear winner???

    • Anonymous

      Oh bite me PR!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know.  I’m happy that Kimberly is safe but I am not at all wowed by that dress.  Looks a little saggy and slapped together to me, and I hate the slit on the torso with her boob peeking out.  And come on, that Joshua dress?  It is a shapeless sack.  Stop already with the praise.  I loved Victor’s dress and was not botherered by the “literalness” of it.  I loved the feathers.

    • Anonymous

      Oh good lord, just crown her the winner of the whole damn thing right now.

    • Anonymous

      Anya wins?!? That’s it. I’m outta here!

    • Anonymous

      Anya, you had to sew your model into your dress, so we’re rewarding you. Cracktastic judging.

      • Lisa

        Exactly.

    • Lisa

      “Anya, you are the *clear* winner of this challenge.”  HATE…. sorry, I know the dress was gorgeous, but I”m seriously so sick of this Anya-boner they have for her.  At least she won for something decent this time.

      • Kate Christy

        Seriously. Like someone mentioned before, it’s so clear that Anya’s going to be the winner. She could wrap a model in a muslin toga and the judges would GUSH about it. 

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

        I don’t think the dress was gorgeous. Someone asked on the first page of this thread who would make this week’s Star Trek dress. That’s pretty much what she made. An 80s Star Trek dress. And it’s a little too mullet-y for my taste.

    • Anonymous

      no.  NOOOOOOO. 

      I don’t even…I can’t.  Anya seriously must have had sex with every single judge and has photos to blackmail them. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

        There might even be video to prove it…

      • Anonymous

        maybe her daddy owns Lifetime…..

    • Lori

      Josh, take your meds and shut up.

    • Anonymous

      Josh, sour grapes…

    • Anonymous

      So Blenley or Bert?

    • Anonymous

      nooooooo, don’t go Bert!

    • Anonymous

      Go Team Anya! 
      Eat Crow, Josh. hee hee
      She deserves it for rescuing them from the cockroach. LOL

      • Anonymous

        Well, since she competed in beauty pageants, killing a cockroach was child’s play for Anya.

        • Anonymous

          Apparently so did Laura (the “two beauty queens” comment?) and I didn’t see her anywhere near the thing.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Goodbye Bert. It was pretty obvious that he was going though..

    • Anonymous

      what????? Bert was robbed!!!

    • Anonymous

      Classic challenge I’d like to see again – go to Paris and make a couture gown. I’m getting sick of challenge after challenge that essentially ends up with a another tan-and-khaki daywear mishmash coming down the catwalk.

    • Lisa

      SHIT!!! Bert is OUT!  Dammit!  

    • Anonymous

      sigh.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      Nooooooooooooooo!

    • Anonymous

      AGAIN-BITE ME PR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Wow!   Did not see that coming.

      Went out with class though.

    • Anonymous

      Damn. They picked the wrong one, But why am I not surprised.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, shit. I’m sorry, Scottyf. Very classy exit, Bert.

      • Anonymous

        me too Scotty.

    • Anonymous

      Called it from the beginning. Farewell, Bert, that little redemption discussion sealed your fate.

    • narita_rayna

      noooo! :(  i disagree with both the win & the auf.  terrible decision.

    • Anonymous

      Bert is out. Sad. Tears. C’mon, Bert has a lot of talent compared to those left, except for Victor. Anya sucks. Hated her dress. Hater the sleeves. Hated it.

    • Anonymous

      nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • Anonymous

      Since it’s clearly pre-destined, I’m wondering what the benefit of an Anya win is for the PR franchise? She’s pretty so better endorsements?

    • Anonymous

      Boo, not Bert. :-(

    • Anonymous

      Classy! Bert you’re a class act!

    • Lori

      That’s it, Anya has to be screwing Jonathan Murray.

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

      Sorry guys, but anya’s was the best out of the top 3 (though I would argue victors was the best OVERALL)

      very glad for her. Sad to see Josh act like a bitter betty over it.

      Vic, Kim, and anya final 3? :)

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      The judges saw how sleek Anya’s was, not realizing there was no zipper, etc. They call themselves judges?  But yeah, it was cool…haha

    • Lisa

      I know I just posted, but I’m STILL pissed!  Dammit – Bert!  This sucks!

      Clininque is going to go up against Bad Mommy? BLOODSHED, baby!

    • Anonymous

      So did they remake the dress or did they just not show the back.

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking maybe if they were really careful about cutting just that final seam open, they could just sew it back up again?

    • Anonymous

      I call bullshit. I actually liked Bert’s look.  And to say that it was literal?  What universe are the judges living in?  Certainly not this one.  Bert was certainly a gracious loser, though.  And for once I agree with Josh – at least Anya and her sewing skills.

    • Anonymous

      Bye bye Berty.  (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)  I’m going to miss him!

    • Kate Christy

      Oh, Bert. :(  I LOVED your dress and would happily have worn it. And I’m a blond. That’s how much I loved the dress. 

    • Judy Raddue

      How many ways is that auf wrong???  Honestly, I don’t even care about the rest of the show.  Laura’s pants were frightening – totally pulling horizontally across the crotch.

      Much as I hate to admit it, Clinique is right about Anya.  I also couldn’t get over her refusal to help with fabric, one show after she was saved the week before after her Mood debacle.  

      • Anonymous

        If she had just been honest and said “No, I can’t. I’m sorry, but I don’t have any fabric I can spare” instead of the “I’m not sure if I’m going to put in sleeves so you just stand there and waste time waiting on my design decision to determine your possible fate” routine I wouldn’t have thought she was being a bitch. I know it is a competition, but to see her bat her big brown eyes and manipulate the other designers and the judges week after week is just infuriating. 

    • Anonymous

      wow, I am watching this next 30 minutes!!

    • Now I am The Bee

      Complete and utter crap.  Both the win and the auf. 

    • Anonymous

      Bert went out with a great attitude. Good for him! I hate PR…..

      • Anonymous

        I agree. He was gracious and grown up and he looked ready to go home. Ripeness is all.

      • Anonymous

        But I am ticked off at him for a lazy design.  I like his finale collection as one of the best.  So really disappointed in what he put out there.  *the top and the colors were so dull.  It did not have to be neon heck black (as opposed to gray) with pops of the bright color as the “undercoat” would have been better

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

      So, what, did they show her how to sew in a zipper so her model could put the dress back on?

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

        The model only has to get it on one more time, and can be sewn into it. Form counts more than function…

    • Anonymous

      Totally OT but TLo, do you  know about this? http://www.amctv.com/madmenyourself

    • Anonymous

      Oh please. I do NOT need more crap from Miss Clinique,

    • Anonymous

      What??????????? Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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

      Oh well. I actually liked Anya’s dress more than Kimberley’s, and I think Bert’s attitude probably should have gotten him the auf. Ok, whatever. Also, BAD MOMMY! YAY!

    • Toto Maya

      I thought that Bert’s was the worst, and based on the challenge deserved to go… but man, I’m going to miss him. I really hope he’s successful. I wish they had booted Laura.

    • Anonymous

      Anya’s dress definitely deserved the win, with its hideous evil black pooch-enhancing labia. Bert getting the auf is just, seriously?! Too-small satin chicken pants and a feather-splosion beats a dress in a rather current palette that was actually not at all literal? Shenanigans.

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

        “Satin chicken pants”

        Hahahahaha. That never would have occurred to me, but now I think it’s perfect.

    • Anonymous

      Bye, bye Berty…

      *groan*

    • Anonymous

      I am waiting for one week in which I am not disgusted by the winner and the loser. Ugh.

    • Anonymous

      Do we have to rehash the whole Bert thing?

    • Anonymous

      Noooooooooooo!

    • Anonymous

      Viktor is probably the best one there, but now that Bert is gone, I just don’t care anymore.

      • Anonymous

        I agree…with both of your statements. 

        • Anonymous

          Thanks nancylee61.  :-)

      • http://modernretrowoman.com DrJulieAnn

        Bert was my boy (well Scottyf’s boy, technically, but I figured they’d just be my gay best friends) so I’m done with the show.

        After I was forced into semi-retirement, I went to design school so I know what it is like to be of a certain age and surrounded by kids who are dismissive of anyone over 30 (most of them eventually come around but you want to smack them  in the meantime…).  So, I was understanding of his grumpiness with his teammates and the other contestants.

        I’m not even sure if I have the heart to watch the show tomorrow.

        Hand me another “Scarlett O’Hara,” please. Double.  I need to drown my sorrow in a girly drink.

      • Anonymous

        You summed my feelings exactly. 

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

      I COVET VIKTOR’S TSHIRT. WHERE IS IT FROM I WANT IT NOOOW. 

    • Lori

      Oh, jeez, Dr. Phil with designers.

    • Anonymous

      Um, was Josh blushing? Does he like older men?

    • narita_rayna

      this after runway show is hilariously awkward & weird. 

      • Anonymous

        And I’m finding it very hard not to assume that the designers sitting on the couch right now do NOT make it to Fashion Week.*

        *officially speaking, since we know they were all there. But since they’re there and talking smack, I’m thinking Kimberly and Josh are next out.

        • Anonymous

          Well the only one missing right now is Laura, (though you might have posted before Anya showed up) so it’s not necessarily the kiss of death.

    • Lori

      Joshua, if you want to make money maybe you shouldn’t have a job where you work for tips.

    • Anonymous

      this is not right…. i’m just watching so i can see Bad Mommy….. she is the only one who can put Clinique’s in his place…. 

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

      Where IS Anya?

    • Anonymous

      Anya isn’t there yet, Viktor and Bert are pissy. Is this after the finale was decided? I’m thinking Anya does in fact win it all if that is the case.

    • Anonymous

      So who the hell is the host? Where did she come from? Why should anyone care?

      (Damn, I’m cranky,)

    • Pennymac

      Oh, Poo. Now I have to find a new fave among the sucky “designers” left. I don’t know why I’m bothering, tho. It’s so clear that they are pushing Anya to the win. Just like they did with Christian for the headlines “Siriano — youngest contestant in PR history” their headline will be “Anya– only sews for 4 months and wins PR”
       Can you imagine next seasons contestants, filled with people who bought a Singer at Wal Mart three weeks before tryouts? Blech.

      • Anonymous

        I have been sewing for a year, I could win!!! Where are the tryouts??? Oh, I forgot, I am almost 50 and not Miss Universe. I don’t think they will take me. :)

        • Pennymac

          I’ve been sewing since I was 8, but I hate zippers! That qualifies me for the win, right? Oh wait, I’m 47 and dowdy….

        • Anonymous

          Well if you shave the side the side of your head and wear dumbells as earrings, you might get on. Just lie about when you learned to sew; apparently it worked for Anya.

          • Pennymac

            Dumbells as earrings. ROFLMAO!!

        • Anonymous

          Nancy and Penny, all you’re really missing  is the sex tape.  You should get started.

      • Anonymous

        In the case of Christian Siriano, he actually has talent, and studied design.  He’s also been showing collections and has had some success.

        I honestly don’t get the Anya love. Viktor is a far more accomplished and talented designer, Laura’s capable, ditto Kimberley.
        But Anya?  This just smacks of massive, blatant producer interference.

    • Anonymous

      I hate how Viktor always makes self-congratulatory comments about his outfits on the runway.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I officially don’t get fashion.  Not just the judging here, but the whole concept, apparently.  Both of those praised dresses–Josh’s and Anya’s–looked like dyed potato sacks clipped onto the models, and decorated. I know there’s more work than that in them, but the silhouettes were just, to me, completely unattractive.  Laura’s looked better from a distance, but at least, once they showed the close-up, I could see why it lost the round.  I thought Bert’s was more attractive than Josh’s, though that wasn’t saying much.  I actually agreed with the Kim over Viktor–Viktor’s dress was impeccably made, but shaped weirdly.  Kim’s looked like the model was about to fall out of it, but the shape was more flattering, and I loved the little non-literal wing sleeve.

      And I’m not watching the new show. Looks like nothing but interpersonal drama. I skip the reunion shows for that reason–I’m not going to watch something extra just for it.

    • Anonymous

      Ok, why does Anya get a special GRANDE intro?  Was she back there providing sexual favors for one and all?  And ps to Josh-grow up, you whiner !!

      • Anonymous

         I think the “logic” was to get the others riled up to complain about her and hope they would get bitchier before she came out – then manufacture more drama?

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

      So weird. On the one hand, I thought that if Bert had made it to top 3 his final collection would have been even better. On the other, looking at the runway this time, his gown was really quite attractive and beautifully made, so how could they possibly auf him this time?
      Then the judges started yammering and it was clear that he was the only one they were being hard on. I am beginning to wonder how unscripted this show is. It’s as if they told him he had to go this time, so he co-operated by claiming he wasn’t inspired. The man cannot make an ugly look. Laura, on the other hand….

    • Anonymous

      I actually think Anya deserved the win.  This time. 

      But Laura should have gotten the auf,  That outfit was AWFUL.  It made the model look like some sort of weird emaciated stick-insect.  But that doesn’t mean that it would be slimming on a normal woman.  Just the opposite.  If it doesn’t work for a model, and it wouldn’t work for a non-model, who would it work for?

    • Anonymous

      The show had already jumped the shark with the stilt challenge.. Tonight it jumped the whale, the jellyfish, the stingray and the 12 dancing dolphins. Obviously no one cares anymore about garments that actually function in this reality talkfest that has little, if anything, to do with design.

    • Anonymous

      Someone at Velveeta’s ad agency should buy a dictionary and look up “smite.”

      • Anonymous

        that commercial cracks me up. Seriously, the use of smite is hilarious. I just think of some Celtic Warrior smiting off the head of his enemy, but this is Velveeta!

    • Anonymous

      Dear Judges,

      No woman wants to wear a giant pooch over her crotch. Take it from a fat woman: NO NO NO NO NO YOU ARE SO WRONG YOU IDIOTS. We spend our entire lives trying to make our stomachs look flat and get pants that don’t have ballooning camel toe, and here you give the win to something that makes a size-0 model look like she’s got a baby bump. Stop huffing the paint off Vermeer paintings. This is the 21st century, and faux-preggo is not fashion-forward in our era.

      • Anonymous

        My immediate reaction to Anya’s dress was “Star Trek Maternity Uniform.”

      • Anonymous

        The show went off the air 30 minutes ago and I can’t remember what Anya made. Enough said.

    • Esther Margaret

      How has he not mentioned that it’s bullshit for her to refuse fabric when everyone donated money to her just last week? JFC.

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

      their after the runway program is starting tonite? theyre premiering it w/bert? if so, thats why he’s gone. to give that show a boost. they know people will disagree w/ the decision & that he’s the most articulate among them so people will watch to see what he says. it’s despicable, in its way,but also a good forum for him, which is nice.

    • Anonymous

      Kimberly!  Telling it how it is.

    • Kyle Crawford

      Seriously, this is the WORST WORST idea , ever. Sigh…..Do  Lifetime-women really like all of this ..drama? Why can’t it be about the cloths??

      • Anonymous

        OMG, I know.  “Clear the air?” WTF. 

    • Anonymous

      WTF happened to Anya’s hair?  It looks like she has radiation poisoning.

    • Anonymous

      Anya is the only one happy which doesn’t help my feeling she wins the whole thing.

      • Anonymous

        and she is wearing  veryyyyy expensive Christian Loubouton shoes!  Miss “I Want World Peace” wins all right!

        • Anonymous

          Probably someone gave them to her.  

          • Anonymous

            True that!!

          • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

            Yeah, Heidi! 

          • MilaXX

            Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

            • Anonymous

              I see what you did there. :)

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

              Agreed. I don’t have anything else to say, because I’ve covered this subject to death in previous weeks, but the Like button isn’t working.

        • Anonymous

          Perhaps one of her personal “sponsors”(cough, cough) bought them for her.

          I used to really love and enjoy PR. After tonight, listening to Kors, Garcia, Costa and Heidi praise yet another piece of shit sent down the runway by Miss “I Just Leaned How to Sew Four Months Ago”, all the while batting her eyes, I switched channel.  Do the producers really think that viewers want to see this twit win?

          Talk about jumping the shark.  this seiies has just sent an Olympic pole vault record over Moby Dick.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah … Kimberly is emitting waves of bitterness. 
        This idea is too spoilery in it’s execution. The designers aren’t good enough actors to not give themselves away.Even though I’m on Team Anya, I do not think she deserves to win the whole thing. She’s a shrewd competitor and the others did themselves a disservice by falling for her charms.

    • Anonymous

      Anya is so soft and pretty that others are eager to help her just so they can be around her aura, and then they feel hurt when they find out that she’s tough and ambitious and really is looking out for herself.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly.

        • Anonymous

          Yes. She’s not mean, doesn’t set out to do harm to others, but neither is she going to forget why she’s there and what the primary goal is – and it’s not “to make friends.” OTOH, I am sure she’d be quite happy to  do everything possible to win AND to be friends with everyone at the end of the day, if that’s possible. She’s not one to burn bridges &  besides I think she sincerely likes people.

    • Anonymous

      Why is Kimberly not there?

      • Anonymous

        Do you mean Laura? Kimberly is next to Bert.

      • Anonymous

        Kimberley is there; it’s Laura who’s not. 

    • Esther Margaret

      I love Laura’s haircut.

      • Anonymous

        I do, too. Very elegant.

        • Lisa

          Yes, she looks amazing!

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

      Laura looks gorgeous. HOT BAD MOMMY. 

    • Anonymous

      Go Laura! Go Laura!  Put CC in time out!!

      • Anonymous

        God, I LOVE Laura Bennet!!

        Can’t stand Dance Moms; changed the channel to TCM to see the end of The Band Wagon.  Not only is there that wonderful scene with Fred and Cyd “Dancing in the Dark”, but that gown that Nanette Fabray wears in the finale is just gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      haha they bring in Laura Bennett to kick ass!!

      • Anonymous

         BUT… Is that another Producer ploy? 

        It is kind of sickening that the producers who could have controlled him and limited him and how much of Josh we were forced to endure would permit him to get away with it all and then use Lauru to do their dirty work

    • Joe J

      Can we give Bert and Laura their own interview show? 

      There is not enough “SHUT UP” in the world for Josh. What a douchenozzle.

      • Lisa

        Yes!  From your lips to God’s ears, honey!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

        I would set my DVR for that.  Bert came out of that whole thing smelling like a rose.

    • Anonymous

      Laura is not bullying you? She is calmly asking a question. Oh god, its all Laura’s fault.

      • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

        She poisoned the internet for him.  That’s just cold. LOL.

    • Kyle Crawford

      me-ow !

    • narita_rayna

      lololololol forever at josh trying to manipulate laura. oh how i adore her. yes josh, keep talking. lolololololol

    • Anonymous

      this guy is such an a..hole……unbelievable….. you Laura say it like it is….. 

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      Wow, that was uncomfortable. Poor little CC is one delusional little bitch. Love Laura.

    • Anonymous

      Josh–what an ENORMOUS douchebag!

    • Anonymous

      Josh, you just proved that everything we saw about you was not editing.

      • Anonymous

        I know! and he was fairly even-tempered on this evening’s PR and had some valid points to make against Anya.

    • Anonymous

      Well that was tragic.

    • Lisa

      Oh, friends and neighbors – that was a BITCH fit if I ever saw one!  Clinique needs to switch to decaf, y’all!

    • Anonymous

      Well, that was ugly. Didn’t think they’d go there, but…they did. 

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

        I have to admit I felt really good watching that exchange. I been waiting for his comeuppance ever since the Becky thing. 

    • Anonymous

      What a tool…

    • Anonymous

      Very unpleasant.

      I thought Laura could have asked the question differently.   Josh was on the defensive and that’s not going to bring out the pretty in him.

      • MilaXX

        But there is no way any of those questions could have been asked that would not have put him on the offensive. As evidenced by last week, any disagreement with him is perceived as being aggressive.

        • Anonymous

          Not to get into the whole dissection of Josh’s rather unpleasant demeanor because that would take a long time, I think the question could have been asked in a better way, such as, looking back on your disagreements with other designers how do you wish you had handled it?   Looking back, did it embarrass you to watch yourself?   Believe me, I’m not defending Josh.  He’s a mean piece of work.   I can’t imagine what he must be like in an argument where no cameras are present.    The whole “You’re twice my age” thing was priceless!

          • MilaXX

            I’d have to rewatch but I think she did start like that and he was all, “Huh?”,”what” and “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
            He then went quickly to his usual pearl clutching routine about not wanting to answer her questions and then to the age dig.

          • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

            First he tried to cast aspersions on her for being older than him, then for being wealthier than him, then threatened her with a BF scene if she and he encountered each other in NY.  Don’t worry Josh, I hardly think you will be on the same dinner party lists as the divine Madame Bennett!  It is interesting to see the codependant behavior of Victor and Anya.

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

            Well, yes, of course she could have asked it in a different way, but then she wouldn’t be The Fabulous Laura Bennett, would she? She’s as frigging ridiculous as Josh is.

          • Anonymous

            Really?  Priceless?  I thought ” The whole “You’re twice my age” thing was ….
            Classless, defensive and childish. 

            And his stupid comment that he stopped reading any blog after what she wrote – when what Laura wrote was almost the universal opinion of that a-hole

            • Anonymous

              Let me clarify:  I thought his remark was a priceless example of low rate argument and attack as if he thought he’d really scored a big hit by calling her old.   It struck me as hilarious just because it’s a young person’s way of thinking they’ve really insulted someone.    I didn’t mean I was applauding what he said.   Sorry for the confusion.

          • Anonymous

            I agree with you…Laura seemed to make it personal from the get go and that put him on high defense. Asking the question more generally might have avoided some of the conflict.  Of course, why would they do that? They were there to CLEAR THE AIR and clearly the way to do that is to bring the drama.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

        Oh, I think Laura knew *exactly* what she was doing.  She knew all it would take was a question like that, and Clinique would explode in a frenzy of petty, defensive bitchery and personal attacks.  Then, she could just sit back and watch the fireworks while CC proved that he is not in fact playing a role but really IS as he seems on the show, providing yet another incident for him to be embarrassed about later.  Was it nice of her?  Well, no, but she did not force him to respond as he did.  He could have chosen to be graceful or self-reflective… imagine that. 

        • Anonymous

          Maybe.

          At any rate, I didn’t need convincing about Josh’s deep unpleasantness.   

        • Anonymous

          Hahaha. I agree! I think Laura B did it because she KNEW he would self-destruct.

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

          Doesn’t she have 5 boys? She knew exactly what she was doing. I can’t get over how Josh goes straight to the age thing to attack. He’s going to have major regret about all this one of these days. Speaking as one of those between 40 and death chicks.

    • Anonymous

      I haven’t agreed with everything Laura has written in her blog, but my god, was that refreshing to see someone ask questions that everyone has had but no one else had the balls to posit.

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

      Well, Josh just proved that yes, he really is an asshole! 

      I’m so tired of Victor’s “He/She copied off me.”  Vic, honey, things like box pleats were around long before you were born.  And Kim, you go!  I love that as a reason for a one-shoulder dress! “I didn’t have enough fabric for two shoulders.”

      • Anonymous

         But I do want to defend Viktor.  There is a legit point when someone who has not made an inverted pleat ONLY does one when he does.  Only comes up with one shoulder when he already had one and they were down to the wire.  And BTW I already forgot but wasn’t it Kimberly point out Josh’s copying? 

        Plus since overall Viktor has been the most consistently good all season and if I were him I’d be ticked off at the manipulations – judges fellow competitors et al.

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

          I’m really glad Viktor brought up the Anya love- “OHHH look how straight that seam is!! And she’s only been sewing for four months!” That has to be sticking in everyone’s craw (note the bird reference )

    • MilaXX

      Late to the party. I think the reason they brought Laura on was because Zanna’s too nice. Yet Josh is still full of crap.

      • Anonymous

        and Zanna (or whatever her name is) has no concept of how to sit in a short dress while on camera. I almost got the undie treatment a couple of times. Ugh.

        • Anonymous

          The good china! Oh my!

    • Anonymous

      When I saw that Anya was actually in the advertorial photo, it was so obvious why she “won.”  I actually felt bad for Laura because Anya’s dress wasn’t really a dress — in the sense that nobody could actually buy and wear it because it didn’t have a closure. 

      It’s not a design competition.  It’s not even a game show.  It’s just bullshit.  No wonder the talent level is so low this season.

    • Anonymous

      Wow. Josh is more unlikeable the less edited he is. As incredible as it seems, he’s evidently unaware of his affect and communication style, or perhaps it’s more accurate to say he’s got a victim rationalization for it that he’s bought heavily into. He sure can’t stand to be called on it. Laura Bennett is a goddess.

      • MilaXX

        I feel like I should be sending Laura a muffin basket or something.

        • Joe J

          I’ll chip in for some Hendrick’s or Bombay and some vermouth.

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

        I agree with everything you said about Josh. His worst trait is his ability to dish it out/inability to take it. But Laura went after him with guns blazing. Notice when Bert talks to him he’s quiet, and might even think about what Bert’s saying. Laura was a one-person assault team.

        I am so tired of this bullshit melodrama.

    • MilaXX

      challenges to bring back. I liked the clothes off their backs  and the Jets setters challenges.

      • Anonymous

        God forbid we export Josh to another country!  We have enough trouble as it is!  Ok-I’m stopping now.

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

          If he gets Auf’ed, couldn’t he just be left there?  If they went to Paris and then left him to real designers who would rip him to shreds…

          Ah, dreams.  :)

    • Anonymous

      CC isn’t clever or witty.  He isn’t talented.  He isn’t insightful.  I don’t understand it.  How did the producers get it so wrong?

    • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

      I think Laura got her answer.  Josh was not behaving like he did for “character development” reasons nor was it editing, he is who he is, the cameras captured him truthfully.

      • Anonymous

        That’s a really good point. Her question was designed to bring out the truth of his personality and it did.

    • Joe J

      Laura asked intelligent, probing questions.  Josh took the tack that the best defense is a good offense, although he forgot to give his answers any coherence or basis in effing reality.  Classic TV, I tell you.

      Laura:  “Josh, could you please explain how it’s ok for you to trash the taste and talent of other designers, but it’s not acceptable for them to question your direction as a leader in a team project?”
      Josh: “I heard you kicked a puppy, BITCH.   While DRINKING the BLOOD of a virgin.”
      Laura:  “Josh, do you think you’re entitled to win $20K just because you don’t have much money?  Don’t you think most of the other designers here might be in a similar situation?”
      Josh: “9/11!  JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW!!  So there, bitch!”
      Laura:  “Fuck this, I have a career, self-awareness, eloquence, and fabulosity, and you’ve already pissed away fourteen of your fifteen minutes.”

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

      WOW. Bad Mommy needs a body guard cuz Drama Vortex just threatened her.

      Also, did anyone else notice the look on Anya’s face when they announced the guest was Laura?  She went from all cheery smiles to calculating femmebot.  

      Yup.  I’m done with this show.  I can’t believe they went with Blenley over Bert.  His was blech but beautifully done.  Hers was silly and poorly fitted.  No, TERRIBLY fitted.  I’m wondering if they had to cut her model out of those pants.

      • Anonymous

        I’m wondering if they had to cut her model out of those pants.

        Perhaps they used the jaws of life.

    • Anonymous

      I love my weekly dose of PR, but this was a bit spoilery. Did Anya seem ecstatic to anyone else?

      • Anonymous

        Oh, yeah.  On top of the world!

        And the other designers had that sort of narrow-eyed look for her.   

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

        Groan! Please don’t be right!

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

        Yes.  And also this:

        “did anyone else notice the look on Anya’s face when they announced the guest was Laura?  She went from all cheery smiles to calculating femmebot.”

        To me it was more like “oh shit”. I never thought she’d win the whole thing–a last minute injection of sanity would prevail with the judges– but her win tonight convinced me that the judges have drunk the Lifetime kool-aid.

        I wish Laura had nailed Miss Sewing Novice to the cutting table. Seeing her overdue smack-down of Josh was refreshing but I was left wanting more.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I take it as a given that she won. This is the new PR, where people like Gretchen and Anya win. I was really pissed last season. Now I’m just bored with the low talent level and the even lower judging level. I seriously think Kors and Garcia should be replaced. That or there’s something visible on the runway that is NOT translating to television, because they’re oohing and aahing over stuff that I think looks like hot walking shit and/or tired, seen-it-lots-already designing, like Josh’s orange bag thing this week (which qualifies in both categories).

    • MilaXX

      So what are we calling this? The L’Oreal Piperlime Absolute Illusions lounge? Cause all they need are a few glasses of Absolute and we have Drag races after the show.

      • Anonymous

        Good title, but they should be getting the viewing public drunk to watch this mess, not the designers. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      Best line of the night: Tim: Qu’est-ce que c’est? Josh: What’s a geska say?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

        Also, does he know nothing about the PRW community and how respected and beloved Laura Bennett is?  Did he really think he was going to go bitch v. bitch with Ms. B and come out looking like anything but a petulant little snot?  His lack of self-awareness is palpable.  It also irritated me that Anya was rubbing his leg through the whole thing.  WTF?

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

          I think Anya thought he was going to explode and get makeup all over her. He is one crazy Mofo. If he knew how to work a room like Anya, he would have been apologizing all over the place. People know what he did! It’s on everyone’s DVR!! It will be on a DVD in the future! He has to live with the consequences. 

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

          I don’t like Josh. I think he’s a spoiled, self-centered punk who needs a smackdown. But I don’t think he should have to keep his mouth shut just because Miss Goddess of the Universe Laura Bennett told him all about himself. What was he supposed to do when she went after him?

          I can’t take either one of them. They both give me a rash.

          • Anonymous

            I thought I was the only one not in on the Laura Bennett love…

            I didn’t like her when she was on PR – her clothes, while lovely, looked the same to me.  And I thought she was mean. 

            (I also actually liked Jeffrey and was pleased that he won so I’m majorly in the minority!)

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

              The woman knows how to make a fabulous cocktail dress.

              She can be very funny, but, yeah, she’s mean, not to mention high and mighty. When I finally had a chance to watch season 3, I was expecting to love her, but I was really turned off.

              I love Jeffrey, asshole that he is. I loved his collection, and was happy to see him win.

      • Anonymous

        He probably thought it was something from one of those decades he knows nothing about!

    • Anonymous

      super duper late to the party, but good jeebus i fucking hate anya.  as soon as the show started and they announced the $20k prize for this one, i was sure that the judges wouldn’t miss a chance to bless her with some cash.  ugh ugh ugh ugh.  she’s definitely going to win the whole shebang, but she should’ve been auf’d by the 4th challenge in (and that’s damned generous).

      do not want.

      and poor kimberly:  when she said “i’ll have to pull an anya and go from tragedy to triumph” i just thought, welp it’s too bad you don’t have the producers so firmly in your corner that they’ll literally alter the challenge so that you might win.  because that’s REALLY pulling an anya.  *sigh*

      • http://twitter.com/curlysooo Susan Fridy

        the producers kind of did change the challenge in her favor though! only one look was shown as opposed to two.

        • Anonymous

          true (i hadn’t gotten to that part of the episode yet lol).  although it was not necessarily akin to “here’s an extra $50 since your dumbass lost the other $100 we gave you.”  i can’t wait to catch the after the runway show ~ sounds like it was fun LOL.

    • Anonymous

      So, we were watching off the DVR (to skip commercials!) and just finished.

      It sort of kills my soul that Anya WON for a dress that looked like it had a huge bajingo on the front.  AND that she had to UNSEW to get the model in, and sew her into it.  It’s so obvious (ridiculously so) where this season is going. It all smacks of manipulation, but I can’t for the life of me understand what a network ‘for women’ has to gain by having a sex-tape queen as the champion of one of their shows.

        I have no interest in the next season at this point.  Hopefully the spinoffs will be entertaining.

      Poor Bert, I came around to him as the show went along.  I think, as he said, that this was a really good experience for him.

      I felt really bad that Viktor MADE those feathers from fabric, and was trounced for being too literal.  There’s a fine line between your inspiration being clear in your product, and being too literal.  I was more bothered by the fact that Kimberley copied his silhouette and seemingly was praised for it.

      And damn that damned Laura.  Those pants were horrible, the jacket was just weird in the back (I didn’t mind the lapels).

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

        “Huge bajingo on the front”:  LOVE that.  Exactly.

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

        Ok.  Bert has been doing the one-shoulder A LOT this season and Anya won with a one-shoulder dress, so as good as Viktor is, it’s absurd to claim that she copied that from him.  NOW.  I can see Josh copying the drapey Grecian thing since his yawn of a cantaloupe-orange dress had more style elements in common with Viktor’s than Kimberley’s did.  At least from what I remember of the dresses.  We’ll see how this pans out tomorrow though. 

        Lifetime is not “television for women” any more than Anya is the Queen of France.  It is a network whose sole purpose is to make money by pandering to the lowest common denominator.  They aim for the frothing masses, the types that would trot off to the Coliseum to watch someone being mauled by a lion.  What else would explain why they would deliberately destroy the integrity of Project Runway?  Why else would they air that Dance Moms shit?  FOR RATINGS/MONEY.  Viewers were so invested in the drama of last season they figured that escalating the tension would bring in EVEN MORE viewers/ratings/dollars.  So a beauty queen with a sex tape is EXACTLY what they needed to catch the interest of that new viewer, the one who doesn’t care so much about clothes as they do about watching stressed-out people try to be creative in a short amount of time while swashbuckling with the other competitors.

        • Anonymous

          Anya created a single one shouldered garment and although she was top 3, she did not win.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      I do not believe Anya has only sewn for four months, I think that is a lie and she just said it to get props… God, this season is so wrong!

      • Anonymous

        I did agree with Viktor’s frustration about how if they both put up the exact same thing the judges would call his boring and expected and praise Anya for how amazing it is that she managed to thread a needle.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

          And her response was, “It’s not logical, Viktor! They just like me better!”  So irritating, yet so true.

          • Anonymous

            I agree completely with Viktor that it’s all backstory, good-TV based decision making. He’s right, if the others had sent her stuff down the runway, it wouldn’t have gotten raves. I’d also add that if she wasn’t so telegenic, the judge wouldn’t have been so warm to her and her story. Interestingly, she basically agreed. I give her props for honesty, at least. It was her angle, and she played it well. I think she understood the “reality show” aspect of the enterprise better than most of the design-focused players. Bitter for them, though, to grasp that a less able competitor can beat them at their own game due to her looks and her press kit.

            • Anonymous

              The girl knows how to play the game. I was really surprised by her garment this week, I liked it and it was some of the best work she has done thus far. She has been so over praised it is hard to stomach, but this week I think she deserved some of it. And omg Josh seriously, it wasn’t the first (or even second or third) and won’t be the last PR garment that was sewed closed on the model.

      • Anonymous

        As much as I disliked the outcome of last season it would be even more disappointing if Anya won the whole shebang.
        I hope that being on the show has some upside for Viktor, who seems to have real talent.

        • Anonymous

          I disagree. While Anya is less talented than Gretchen, there is nobody that has the taste, point of view, talent and class that Mondo had. Victor knows how to make a knockout dress, but I don’t see his design POV. I don’t feel like the world needs to see Victor’s work.

          • margaret meyers

            I think the judges are rewarding Anya for having taste and a good eye.  No, she cannot sew and she isn’t even much of a designer since she works in such a narrow range (this week’s garment was an effort she won’t make again), but she does have an eye and she does have taste.

    • Anonymous

      So any guesses why Blenley wasn’t there? Too pissed off to pretend the finale hasn’t happened? Just conflict of time, or could she have snatched victory from Anya and won so is being kept off camera?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

        As for your last sentence: good God, I hope not.

      • Anonymous

        She probably was having half her head shaved so she could morph into “Anya Barbie”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=541900436 Rae-Ann WinetotheSide George

      I would love to see them do the kids clothes challenge again…then again this group might put the poor kids in maxi dresses, feathers and bedazzled poorly sewn jeans….*sigh* I miss the previous seasons

    • Anonymous

      Anya making her grand entrance when the other contestants were there (except Laura, how odd.)  Bert seemed calm, but everyone else seemed bitter. Uh, oh….

    • Logo Girl

      Not sure yet which Hollywood remake is more frightening:

      All About Anya

      or

      The Talented Mr. McKinley

      Hmm….

    • Mike S

      Boy that after show was painful. On many levels. I still can’t decide who came across as a bigger c*unt, Laura B. or Josh… Not a very attractive showing from either of them.

      • Anonymous

        I agree.  I like Laura B. but thought she overdid.  I don’t much care for Josh but, having read the blog he mentioned, I can certainly understand his anger.  She takes things just a smidge too far.  That being said, it’s too bad for him that he has so little self-control.

        I thought Anya’s dress was hideous.  Viktor was robbed.

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

          I understand his anger too, and damn it, now Laura Bennett has me defending Josh.

          I agree re: Anya’s dress and Viktor being robbed (again).

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

          Yes they brought LB on to antagonize the participating designers, but at this point, these characters know that the show is about the drama and not the design.  Why else would they need a segment called “clear the air.”  The producers should just be upfront and call it “stir up shit,” because that’s what they want to do.  

          And I don’t think LB overdid it at all.  That’s just how she is.  Which is ironic, actually, the idea of her criticizing Drama Vortex when her own personal scruples are limited.  Am I the only one who remembers her comments about Michael Costello?  Horrifying that a woman with children would say those things.But that doesn’t excuse Josh basically threatening her.  He may as well have said, “Bitch, don’t let me find you anywhere near an alley because I will cut you.”  He confirmed my opinion that he is a sociopath.  Buffalo Bill indeed.  Oh, and it’s funny that since Anya no longer serves as his pet/muse/cohort/whatever, he sees her for the threat that she is.I wonder why Blenley wasn’t there.

          • Anonymous

             Didn’t he basically admit that he was being kept around for the drama – and playing it to the max?

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

            I didn’t hear that as a physical threat. It was more “get ready for a verbal bitch fight”. Which… whatever. She could have him removed so fast he wouldn’t know what hit him.

            I’ve read just a few of her blog posts. Now I have to go back to read what she said about Michael C. And about Josh, for that matter.

      • Anonymous

        Really? I thought Laura was surprisingly restrained and was much too polite to the Drama Vortex. He is such a damn narcissist and a hypocrite. He can say nasty, hurtful, mean, and ugly things to everyone else but say one negative thing about him and boo hoo you hurt my feelings? Sorry, he brought the questioning of his grief on himself. I read Laura’s blog and she didn’t say anything worse about him than what I have seen here, an definitely no worse than many of the commenters have said. She asked an extremely valid question and did not attack him.

      • Anonymous

        classy – 

        And btw – go read what she wrote and explain where ANYTHING Laura wrote was not correct (or even was OTT)

    • http://twitter.com/curlysooo Susan Fridy

      ack – super spoiler! sorry about that!

    • Anonymous

      No more Silver Snuggles…sniff…I’ll miss you Bert, call me if you ever need a loyal hag!

      Next week maybe Anya’s model will come out naked, bend over and fart God Bless America.  The judges will fall all over themselves – Anya is both a risk taker and a true patriot – she’s brilliant!  Let’s just get this over with and give her the damn win already.

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

        Oh my God. That’s funny!! 

    • Anonymous

      I HATE Anya. TLo, you had her number from the start. I hate the producers. I hate the judges. I hate this show. Phooey!

      I still love Tim.

      • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

        You know, I actually liked the color Laura used on the lapels.  They didn’t necessarily have to be feathers.  The pants were too tight but if they were a little looser, I would have liked it.  She made a jacket, with sleeves and dramatic peplum.  I don’t think Anya even knows what a peplum is.   If the contest was about fit rather than design concept, I would think Bert would have been praised more as his garment was impeccably fit.  In fact, even in the history of PR, it is not often to see a bustier type top that actually fits over the models breasts without distorting them.

        Anya made an Olivier dress.  It did not flatter the woman wearing it and I think it was just as, if not more so literal than Laura’s, just in a different manner.

        Josh’s draped dress was no great piece of originality either but was okay– likely better without the frip on the shoulder.

        Victor’s was interesting on how he did the feathered look and the lightness.  I like his better than Kimberly’s– which seemed very bridal except for that entire seam unsewn that went to her hip (and it was made out of lining).  Guess she knew better than to ask Anya for fabric.

        I think I’m at the point I was last season when it was apparent the fix was in and I dropped the season.  It is just ceasing to be interesting and inspirational and with the unexpressed anger and passive aggressiveness– probably needs an intervention or some post season PTSD treatment.  I miss the fun, whimsy and design chops of earlier seasons.

    • Anonymous

      EXACTLY. I just KNEW Nina, OF ALL PEOPLE,  would look at the construction and wonder how in the HELL did they get the model in and out. 

      PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KICKED OFF FOR POOR CONSTRUCTION. I understand this is design over construction…..when it works the way they want it to. Other times we all know construction weighs heavy. 

      The judges are nuts. 

      • Anonymous

        “The judges are nuts. ”

        . . .and have been for quite some time. 

    • Anonymous

      Also, if you follow any of this season’s designers on Twitter, they are defending Josh and saying Laura was brought on to attack him. 

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

        I don’t doubt that for a second. But it wasn’t even entertaining to watch. It was just ugly.

        • Kat Chappell

          Yeah, I was really, really uncomfortable watching it. I envy Laura Kathleen for having missed it, honestly.

      • Anonymous

        Which just goes to show that they’re all brain-dead.

        The only part of the “after-show” I caught was the Laura interview, so I don’t know what happened earlier. But Anya was comforting Josh by rubbing his leg while he was having it out with Laura.  Next week, of course, he disses her royally because her dress won over his orange dish towel.

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

      this show is not worth watching any more.
      none of it’s real.

    • Joshua

      I just couldn’t help myself and watched After the Runway. It’s sad Josh basically proved how accurate our judgments have been with his childish response to Bennett’s question (not that she’s all class herself by a long shot). It was nice to see Bert being gracious about his loss, but it would have been nice to see him stand up for himself a little more and take the fifth spot away from Laura.

      As to the question: I rather liked the Jackie O challenge last season and think it’d make a great repeat a few seasons out with another classic fashion icon as inspiration.

    • Anonymous

      I won’t see it until tomorrow, so I’ll stick to the prompts.  As an employee of a grocery store, I’d go with that challenge.  I’ve come up with 3 or 4 ideas of what I’d do.
      Hints to future competitors:  If you cut trash bags in a spiral, you end up with a long ribbon, twist that and you get yarn.  Viva paper towels are like fabric.  Kool aid makes for great dye, available in many bright colors.

      • Anonymous

        You are too funny!  Giving little tips to future PR contestants!  Love it!  (About the trash bag spiral…Really?)

        • Anonymous

          Trash bag spiral: yes, really. There are several people where I am who have a crocheted shopping bag made out of plastic bags.
          As for the tips, it’s because I want to see what my ideas would look like, but have no skill to do it myself. (I can do buttons.)

        • Anonymous

          “Plarn”  Really.  Ask the google.

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

      I would like to see the Jet set challenge again. To me it really separated the men from the boys. Or the mother challenge. Can you imagine the drama that would entail? 

      • margaret meyers

        But Josh doesn’t have a MOMMA.  Can you even imagine how that would have played out?

    • Anonymous

      That’s not a raven, it’s a crow.

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

      I’ll be repeating this in Bert’s auf column tomorrow because Bert’s color scheme reminded me very much of the J-P Gaultlier collection from yesterday. The acid green with the neutralizing grey. Loved it. Didn’t really love the bodice although it fit well, I think he should have gone with something more drapey. But the colors themselves were fine.

      • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

        I agree, I thought the color scheme looked sophisticated. I hated the bustier top, but with a better top, perhaps a halter style, it would have worked better. I still think he should have stayed over Laura.

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

          i really like the skirt, the fabric, its texture, the flow, the colors.
          but they were gonna get rid of him no matter what he did, even if he suddenly morphed into cristobal balenciaga right in front of their eyes.

          • margaret meyers

            Yeah, but the bustier and belt looked cheap. Not nice, and Burt knew it. 

        • Anonymous

          I sadly thought Bert was the man to go–he almost seemed to want out.  But I was really hoping for the deliciousness of Heidi auf-ing Laura while wearing a B&W chevron top that looked years better than what Laura made last week!

      • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

        I liked it too.  Maybe the bustier didn’t fit….but the rest was great.  I don’t think Bert should have been auf’d.  I’m really gonna miss his sophisticated aesthetic. 

        • Anonymous

          I liked it too. And I thought the colors were gorgeous. The judges declared that the bustier was perfectly excecuted. And we know the rest of the dress was perfectly finished.

          So, OK–tell me again why Ozark Barbie is still in it?

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

            Quoting Jeffrey Sebelia: God was drunk.

            Bert’s dress was beautiful. I didn’t love the fabric he used on the bustier, but people have stayed for more egregious things (Laura). Anya winning didn’t shock me even a little bit, but I actually gasped when Bert was eliminated. If they’re making decisions based on entertainment, they made the wrong decision. Bert is infinitely more entertaining and interesting than Laura. If they’re making decisions based on skill, they still made the wrong decision.

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

        I liked the whole dress. I liked the hard-soft, shiny-matte, neutral-colors quality as well as the softness of the colors–not cockatoo but very cockatiel. It seemed like the most wearable of the looks on the runway, though I assume that is not a criterion in a challenge related to an advertorial. Perhaps it was inevitable, though,  that the green and orange eyeshadow wouldn’t make it to the ad.

    • Anonymous

      I missed the after-show, but I was really impressed with Josh for respecting and acting on all the WARNING WARNING DANGER DANGER signals going off and refusing to let Anya play head games with him when they were alone after she won. In fact I believe that is the first time this season anyone has, to her face, frustrated Anya in his attempts at manipulation. I never would have guessed it would be him — he the one who was air-kissing the beauty queen starting in about the second episode.

    • Anonymous

      I’m just not understanding why the Anya push from the judges and producers. Because she’s pretty? I don’t think she is, but fair enough if people do. Do they think she’s hip? Glamorous? They like the faux-hawk? Lifetime wants a female winner even if she has a sex tape?

      I just don’t get it. Because even this biscuit I’m eating can tell that Anya ain’t no great designer.

      What the flip ever. God I hate these producers.

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

      This is off subject, but the Vidal Sassoon documentary on HBO is really good. Really really good. He needs to be  a guest judge or have a challenge based on his style.

      • http://twitter.com/CestmoiLola CestmoiLola

        I watched that a couple weeks ago in lieu of PR, and it was fascinating! I kind of wished they had gone more into the geometry of his style, but overall it is a great doc. Loved Grace Coddington’s insight into being in his salon in his heyday!

    • Beth Reed

      Anya: At this point in the competition, you shouldn’t be asking for fabric. I don’t think it’s the right thing to do, and I don’t think you should share with people.

      Uhhhhmmmmmm okay.

      • margaret meyers

        The irony was overwhelming.

      • Anonymous

        Unless, of course, you REALLY need it b/c you couldn’t keep track of your $100 envelope.  And you’re Anya.

    • Damien Washington

      So what do we think? Did Josh inadvertently reveal that he didn’t win when he whined about still being broke and in debt in the after-show? Or was he just playing it up (or outright lying) to avoid spoilers? (I’d also believe that he lied to Laura out of spite since he had nothing of substance to offer back at her question).

      Classic challenges I want to see again: Let’s fly to Paris! (or some other non-US Parsons location). Also another red carpet challenge for a real Iman-level celebrity, where there are no twists and the designers are allowed the time to create some sick garments.

      • MilaXX

        I don’t think Josh would be that subtle. He didn’t win.

        Another challenge I liked was the dumpster  challenge, but only if we can get another dress as cute as Laura’s dress was in that challenge.

        • Anonymous

          That was a fun challenge, how did I forget Laura’s “just for nuts” dress?

    • Anonymous

      It’s becoming very obvious that the challenges are being manipulated to favor Anya. Anya lost her money and is making a bad dress? Create a second look! Anya has a dress with unequal sleeve holes? Choose one look for the runway!

      • margaret meyers

        I thought it looked like a “save Kimberley” maneuver, but you are right that it benefitted Anya and Josh just as much.  They all got saved from putting an unfinished mess on the Runway.

        • Anonymous

          It’s annoying that BM thinks that everyone watching the show has an IQ of 60.  That we’re too stoopit to realize that in flinging out yet another “Surprise! Make something else too!” twist, they’re manipulating the chances of whoever it is they want to keep around, rather than actually challenging the contestants to do something amazing.

          And then they keep Ozark Barbie anyway.

          I hate BM with the cold, hard passion of a thousand laser beams.

          • Anonymous

            I think BM is a very apropos name for them because this show has certainly degenerated into one big pile of doo doo.

      • Anonymous

        I thought it was more like. Anya has a dress the model can not get into by herself she won’t be able to change into her second look for the runway, lets have them do one look.

        • Anonymous

          Her second look was the black dress she sewed the model in and cut her out of. Her first dress with the uneven armholes was the sheer lacy one.

          It was obvious they created the second challenge for her, as they did last week. I no longer believe any bullshit they try to cram down our throats with this woman. Josh was robbed.

          • Anonymous

            I’m starting to think that as well. Every new twist seems designed to get anya out of whatever mess she has herself in now.

            Oh..and I also don’t believe the Lifetime Fan Favorite poll. If the producers can manipulate the show as much as they have for several seasons, I’m sure manipulating an Internet poll is easy peasy.

            • Anonymous

              Anthony Ryan is currently in the lead for the Fan Favorite poll!  We’ll see how long that lasts…

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

              Really? People must be getting as tired of Anya as much as The Commentariat are.

      • Anna Maria Diamanti

        I thought it was first and foremost a save Josh move. Because if he had sent that green and yellow monstrosity down the runway, to quote Bert, they might have killed the bird.

    • Anonymous

      Jet set challenge.

    • Anonymous

      Wow Josh is totally delusional and needs to be medicated. Bad Mommy is more than capable of bringing it and he is lucky she didn’t bitch slap him back to the midwest on After the Runway. I died when he turned on Anya this week, that was great, boo hoo you didn’t win Josh. And yay for Kimberly getting her groove back!

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

      Costa is looking like a comfy chipmunk in that solo shot.  He wears the face fur well, wouldn’t you say?

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

      i have now seen all the garments.
      the show i may watch in the morning.
      i know this is now a pointless question, but
      why wasnt josh sent home for two seams, a sheet stolen from the hare krishna temple, & a corsage?

      • margaret meyers

        In a very superficial way it was an exciting dress.   I’ve been on Team Burt, but he just didn’t have it this week. 

        • Anonymous

          Bert didn’t have it, but what he produced was so much better than the unbelievable crap produced by Ozark Barbie. Who was the clear loser and should have gone home. This manip was so blatant that it was actually funny. What I don’t get is why BM thinks there’s more entertainment value in the vacant-eyed bimbo than in Bert, who has an actual life story.

      • Anna Maria Diamanti

        Because they are grading on a massive curve, and Josh gets extra special credit for “reigning it in.” Just like Anya gets extra special credit if the dress doesn’t fall off the model when she walks down the runway.

    • Anonymous

      I lke the idea of birds as inspiration – seems like a real fashion challenge. Draw from an inspiration. I like those the Art one and the Nature one…not a fan of turn this car interior one at all.

    • Anonymous

      I was so expecting Josh to bring up the whole “cutting your model out of the dress” drama on the runway and was very disappointed when he did not! Didn’t we keep him around for this kindof shit??

      • margaret meyers

        I know it isn’t “Project Seamstress” but there was Anya, yet again” finishing” a garment with scissors. And when she drew it, that dress had sleeves… but setting sleeves is beyond her now that no one will set them for her.

    • Anonymous

      What does “undermine my feelings about my mother” even mean?!

      • yuju ti

        Did Laura say something about Josh’s mother in her blog?

        • Kat Chappell

          This is all I can find:

          “Keeping in character, Joshua attacks Bert for — of all things — using a “swear word.” He feels that people who use “swear words” are unintelligent. Note his exact quote above. I didn’t go back through any previous episodes, but I bet I could find more than a few additional examples. Joshua, frustrated by Bert’s existence, threatens to forfeit the whole thing. I am hopeful, but alas, his buddy Laura talks him down. Damn, so close. For a moment there I thought we could just get back to bad fashion.

          Next Joshua treats us to his 27th insincere apology of the season. No one is buying it, but Bert graciously accepts it anyway. Joshua claims this ugly person is not who he is, but this is who we keep seeing.

          The climax of “Project Joshua” comes when he has an emotional breakdown during a call to his father. On our normal show the climax might happen on the runway, but not this season. Joshua misses his mother. He wasn’t able to travel home as often as he would have liked. Pursuing his dream in New York prevented him from being with his mom when she died. I believe his emotions are real. I believe he regrets not spending more time with his mother. I believe he is in pain. I do not believe any of this is an excuse for his bad behavior.”

          from here: http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/blogs/laura-bennett-blog/project-joshua

          • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

            That’s the only passage I could find too.  In my opinion, Laura’s not dissing Josh’s mom – nor is she dissing his feelings for his mom.  She plainly says she believes his pain.  Somehow he twisted this – either on purpose, or through his own dysfunction, to mean the opposite.  Me – I think it’s all calculated – either that or he’s really an emotional and mental mess.  Either way – I think he needs therapy more than he needs to be on this show.  And that’s not a diss either – just a hope he gets the help he so obviously needs.

            As an aside – I was troubled by Josh’s veiled threat towards Laura.  The man comes across as unstable.  I hope the producers took note. 

            • Anonymous

              I agree TFLS. Even if his remark was a childish threat, it was completely out of line. Everyone has seen that Joshua has issues with editing. Well, that extends to what comes out of his mouth too. This man has some serious issues and lacks the introspection to admit it. 

          • Lisa

            So she’s sympathetic to his pain over the loss of his mom; she’s not sympathetic to the constant behavior of this drama vortex over and over and over.  Sounds right to me.

          • Anonymous

            Wow. I hadn’t remembered her blog exactly—I thought that she, like the majority of us—thought his mother-grief tears were convenient BS, and for that reason I was vaguely sympathetic to him at first. I thought, if he doesn’t want to engage with her, that’s fine and professional enough. Now with this reminder that she actually validated his feelings? What an asshole! Completely in line with his Victor conversation last week, when he accused V of “attacking” him with the mildest of challenges to his skewed world view.

            This guy “will not have” ANY threats to his deluded sense of self. (“I will not have it, Bert!”) I can only hope he knows what an ass he showed himself to be, but I suspect he will not have it.

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

              I doesn’t surprise me that he would misinterpret what Laura wrote as a personal attack against him and his feelings about his mother. He hears what he wants to hear.

              That still doesn’t excuse Laura going after him with a machine gun, IMO.

          • Anonymous

            That’s it? That’s all Laura said about the mother incident?

            Wow.

            Clinique said the only PR blog he read was Laura’s. So he’s never read this one. Interesting. If he thinks what Laura said about his mother breakdown was something so awful that he would threaten her, he really should come on over and read the comments here.

        • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

          Not that I could find.  Josh just threw that in there to make the ‘draaaama’ all about him.  He’s (always and evermore) the victim, doncha know – with Laura positioned as the evil witch (substitute Bert, or Anya, or anyone else else he’s decided to target for ‘Laura’ and you get the picture).  Once again….Drama Vortex!!!!!  Lord but I’m sick of that man.

        • Anonymous

          In the After Show, she mentioned the use of his “mother’s passing” as possibly manipulative. Josh huffed something about her being twice his age and undermining his feelings about his mother.

          • Anonymous

            That comment was meant to hurt Laura and was out of line. I wonder what else was edited. 

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know why I watch this show anymore, the clothes are subpar and the personalities are too much. Basically admitted CC did not win the whole thing, which made me happy. Anya no doubt won it. Frankly, I don’t want any designer to win, none of these kooks should win $100,000. 

      I hate how Viktor defended Josh with the “well we’re gay and we have had to deal with a lot of sh**” While we do go through a lot of sh** CC’s behavior is outragous. Only a mean spirited jerk acts that way regardless of orindation. 

      I do understand he is have a tough time with money and the $20,000 would have been better given to Kim (see what I did there), but acting like an a-hole does not add money to your bank account. Also if you want handouts because you think you are all so deserving, get in line, there are millions of people in debt just like you and perhaps living in New York is not ideal at this time. I also feel like with the A-List and PR gay men are aggressively being stereotyped as major a-holes and I am sick of it. I never fit and will never fit into the city over-groomed gay man and I am tired of feeling like I have to be in order to be gay./rantoverjosh

      Okay, I don’t know about you, but I am tired of seeing the coldwater creek, Lifetime’s movie of the week, etc. during the breaks. I am not Lifetime’s demographic. I am a young gay male. I understand that those are going to be the commercials for the women demo that watch Lifetime, however, I am watching a show that I expect the designs during the episode are not coldwater creek knockoffs. 

      Honestly, I am watching to see the spectacle of the train-wreck happen before my eyes. And no I am not watching all stars or accessory, I have had it with the Project brand.

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

        dont feel so bad: people who dont fit & who will never fit keep the world from going stagnant. there would be no avant garde challenges cos there would be no avant garde. there would be no avant, everything would just stay stuck.

        it is not any easy way to be, but it is interesting. ie: on paper, i probably approach lifetime‘s demographic. in life, at this point i would enjoy the terror, or at least discomfort, i would bring to the staffmember who’d thought i’d been captured on paper.

      • Anonymous

        No kidding on the super annoying Lifetime Movie, five women directors crap, being foisted on the audience during every commercial break.  I had to mute it each time … drives me nuts.  And I am a member of the Lifetime demographic.

        Josh’s main problem is that he’s simply not very bright.  The producers are exploiting his lack of smarts and sophistication and it’s uncomfortable to watch. 

      • Anonymous

        I AM their demographic, and I can proudly say that I have never watched a Lifetime movie…. maybe I’ll order a Coldwater Creek t shirt and have that printed up!!

        • Anonymous

          I’m actually not quite sure *who* their demographic is supposed to be…women between ages of 29 and 65 who still think it’s 1988?

          • Anonymous

            sounds, GenX, like you know exactly who their demo is!  i watch that stuff when i’m interested in seeing a particular actor-actress or when it’s about burning beds or when i’m out of my mind with the housewifieness of it all … nothing wrong it … short soapers but the commercials for the 5 directors thing is just so ridic … even the lovely patricia clarkson is brought down by it — ugh …  

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

        I will be done if All-Stars doesn’t produce better clothes.  I get that they have to go with who auditions, but if the All-Stars make awful boring stuff, then it has to be the producers pushing for crappy clothes. 

    • Anonymous

      What should have been said is, “Sorry Bert, but you are not a key demographic for Lifetime Television forvWomen”.

      Anya however is a walking made for Lifetime movie. Plucky beauty queen betrayed by a lover and rocked by a sex tape scandal makes good, teaches herself how to sew in 4 months & goes onto win project runway. BM is probably scouting locations for filming the other parts and can then throw in the PR footage and save a ton of. Money, especially if Anya plays herself.

      • Anonymous

        How have I missed the sex tape scandal?  And, being it’s Anya, I can only think that she had a hand in it to make her even more sympathetic…

        • Anonymous

          Oh, it was more than a hand.

      • Anonymous

        You said: “Plucky beauty queen betrayed by a lover and rocked by a sex tape
        scandal makes good, teaches herself how to sew in 4 months & goes
        onto win project runway.”…

        Let me add: Overcoming the notorious bias against pretty women and people who can’t sew …

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

        She wasn’t betrayed by anyone — the tape was stolen when the guy’s computer was hacked.  As for the “scandal” part, I will never understand how these tapes are scandals.  It’s not like she was married and screwing around.  She was single and choosing to exercise her right to bone whomever she chooses.  I don’t understand why this is so scandalous.  Without the tape as proof, would there be a lot of us thinking she was chaste?  A beautiful single woman in her mid-20’s? 

        The whole sex tape thing should only count as a scandal if it’s a) deliberately released by either party (because then one can legitimately debate that decision), b) if it features illegal acts, or c) if any participant is cheating on a partner to be in the video.  Otherwise, it’s merely a private act that unfortunately became public.

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

          This comment is why I think you’re awesome, Shannon.

        • Anonymous

          I’m not convinced about the “accidental” release of any sex tape any more.  I’ve read articles that say most sex tapes are marketed and there is always a convenient story for how the “private” tape came to be public.    

          Maybe it was stolen, maybe it wasn’t.  I don’t think there’s definitive proof either way.

          Without the tape, I think we would assume Anya has a sex life, but probably we wouldn’t assume that she films her sex acts or that she has sex with more than one partner.   

          I agree with you that “scandal” is probably too big a word to attach to such a minor public figure.   For me, it’s rather distasteful, but that’s only a matter of one’s particular taste as Tim might say.  What is it?  Choix de goût?

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

          oh, it was deliberately released. it’s the same kind of thing that she always does: some minor horrible thing happens to her & she overcomes it. it was just the wrong thing to pick this time–not cos it was too risqué but cos it was too passé. but she’s learned. & she’ll keep learning. she’s not a fashion designer, probably has no real interest in being one, but the world will still be hearing a lot from her a year from now, two years from now, maybe ten years from now, long after i have left this rather wretched mortal coil for one i hope is an improvement. at some point people might get bored but–& i hate to say it–it’s more likely that they will forget how they know of her in the first place & just accept her doing whatever she wants to do. for a while, anyway.

    • Anonymous

      I really, really didn’t enjoy Laura’s presence in the after show at all (sorry TLo). The problem with having her confront Josh was Laura is an outsider and if one of Josh’s fellow designers had done the expressing, it would have been more powerful and possibly more effective. Laura came across to me as a huge bitch and obviously brought on the show to stir things up in a Real Housewives kind of way. She made Josh more sympathetic to me, not less. I realize I am probably in the minority with this opinion but it just seemed like all kinds of wrong to use Laura to beat up Josh with.

      • Lisa

        But the point she was trying to make – which he didn’t really let her make because he was too busy screeching like a howler monkey – is that this is how he comes across to millions of people on TV every week, and what does he have to say about that?  And we got no answer – just “You’re so mean, everyone’s out to get me, your Chanel suit makes you evil, you’re mean, everyone’s mean, etc.”

        • Anonymous

          I HATE the way he just talks over people with his nonsense arguments. It’s impossible to respond rationally or effectively to that kind of verbal assault. Like Dick Cheney with bird shot.

          • Anonymous

            I can’t stand any of those TV arguments where both people or even several people are all talking at once and each trying to be louder than the other.    

        • Anonymous

          I hear you, Josh does need to be called on his dysfunctional behavior but having Laura come in full bad mommy mode was just to create a  drama. I resent being so transparently manipulated. Meanwhile, where was Becky?, why didn’t they have her on to speak from her experience? Now granted, that would have also been for the drama factor but at least it would be one human to another. Not one faux, self-appointed, “I am speaking for the majority” heavy-handed vibe that Laura brought. I was never in Josh’s camp but I moved right over into his corner after the after show.

      • Anonymous

        I was disappointed to see her on the preview for the aftershow and didn’t watch because she’s always grated in the extreme. I know I’m in the minority on this and that she’s got a massive fan base — but look, she’s already got her blog on the Project Runway site itself, I mean, Enough Already. If you’re not a fan of her in particular it really is a bit much.

        • Lori

          ITA.  Zanna was Dr. Phil and Laura Bennett was Nancy Grace.   She actually managed to elicit a second of sympathy from me for Josh.  She was brought on to ambush him, self-righteously cloaking herself as the voice of the viewrs, and it was all kinds of wrong.

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

            Yes! And her ability and willingness to be Nancy Grace is not admirable in the least.

      • Anonymous

        I actually think that somebody somewhere wanted Laura to be the actual host, but Marie Clair was too entrenched. (And actually, I didn’t think the host was that bad — I expected her to be a lot worse.)

      • Anonymous

        My feelings exactly, e3.  It was beyond tacky of LB to suggest that CC may have been making use of his mother’s death in such a way.  Whether he was or not — And the use of the term “passing” always irritates me.  Death is a perfectly good word.  I’m kind of surprised that she would allow herself to be used in such a way.  She was my favorite designer on her season.  The show is rapidly devolving into a companion piece to the laughable ANTM.  I have some hope for All Stars.

        • Anonymous

          “…the term “passing” always irritates me” Boy do I agree.  Dying does not involve a hall pass – it is more final from the perspective of those of us who remain.   (We don’t know how those who have died feel about it.  They leave no forwarding address.  We just have to hope they are enjoying the next leg of their journey.)

        • Anonymous

          I agree.   I was brought up with death as a matter of fact, albeit sad, part of life.   We talked about dying and death and not of “going to heaven” or “passing” or “moving on.”     And, it was a devoutly religious family too.   I’ve grown to recognize cultural differences in speaking of death, but “passing” is not going to enter my vocabulary.   At most I can say “loss.”

      • Anonymous

        Yeah I like Laura but having her there seemed a little disjointed, since she took on “the voice of the people.” I didn’t find Josh more sympathetic from it, just thought the whole thing was awkward and didn’t work very well.

        They should have either had viewers there that could ask questions or have viewers submit questions that are then read by a neutral person – which could be read by a previous contestant as well as anyone.

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

        you know, since i’m sure all this programming is planned well in advance, i bet they both cast josh & let him go on & on & batter the other contestants knowing that he’d make himself truly hateful & people, they supposed, would wanna see him beat down in the post-show knockdown-drag out. i just thought of that, but i bet thats it. all this stuff feeds into itself like a snake chewing up its own tail–& just as delightfully.

    • Anonymous

      This show is a mash up ofVivienne Vyle and Project Runway 

      I turned it off after Queen Anya arrived. I didn’t like the vibe emanating from Miss Clinique Counter, or the apparent bitterness from Kimberly and Viktor or the hostess (who the HELL is she anyway?) with the low class British accent. No regrets that I missed this car wreck. And they’re going to repeat this bitchfest AGAIN next week? Oh well, I guess this is marginally better than Dance Moms

      (In case you don’t know Vivienne – http://youtu.be/IHqiC7yenO0  – the similarities start around 3:30)

      • Anonymous

        And where the hell was Laura Kathleen? Were they afraid we wouldn’t be able to keep track of the two Lauras? Or maybe it means Ms. Barbie won the whole shebang.

    • Anonymous

      I like the “redesign a classic uniform” challenge, like the skating costume or the postal uniform or even the wrestling uniform.

      • Anonymous

        seems a perfect time for a personal assistant challenge or a stewardess-flight attendant thing and they could do men and women

    • Anonymous

      Why oh why does this program keep getting longer? How about an interesting hour about creative people given a challenging problem to solve instead of dragging on, and on, and on? What ever happened to less is more or the famous Chanel advice “take one thing off” and particularly Tim Gunn’s advice about bringing an editing eye to what you make? I am still watching, but on my vcr so I can edit it myself.

      • Anonymous

        I just discovered “Unleashed by Garo” on Sundance – kind of contrived, but clearly creative people solving a challenging problem instead of pointless reality drama.  I recommend giving Sundance channel fashion related series a look-in if you have access. I have been pleasantly surprised since PR has started its inevitable slide into oblivion.

        Since you live in Ballard, you would be welcome to come over and watch with me!

    • Anonymous

      Never before in the history of project runway has there been such a blatant manipulation by the producers.  I give up on this show.  I soooo don’t get why they chose LK over Burt.  I don’t even care anymore.  

      • Anonymous

         I am sad Bert is gone as well HOWEVER – he really saddened me by what seemed almost like a lack of effort.
        The same design with more vibrant colors and fabrics OR a deep rich green in a more lively design.    In fact other than the STUFF on the shoulder, I thought Drama Vortex Josh’s looks like it could have been conceivably in a Bert collection

        I tried to picture how getting that bird would have done in Olivieererereier.  But then I realized Bert’s color story was only slightly better than O’s would have been.

    • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

      Huh. I wonder where this season’s Laura was during the half-hour “Stir the Shit” after-party…

      Also, if they’re going to be inviting guests to these after-shows, they should really invite TLo.

      • Anonymous

         Well Laura certainly did speak for many of us – especially with the Drama Vortex of evil

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      The judges complained that bottom three were “literal” and yet Anya made a dress that looks like it has two crow beaks for sleeves? Argh.

      • Anonymous

        “Argh”   As I read that I heard it in my head as :”AARRGHH MATEY’S ” as a pirate with his pet crow next to him :o)

    • http://twitter.com/Cravies Katie cravens

      i want to see the grocery store challenge again! but i also want to see designers who area as ‘into the breech’ as the season one cast members are. i love how people grabbed stuff like beach chairs and corn- the designers used to be up for a challenge and itching to show they not only could design, but they could design with anything. id like to see that spark again!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYMPLGS7S7467GQMKEWJDJ3N4A Deb

      The judges did everything but hoist Anya onto their shoulders and march her around the runway. ENOUGH!!!! and to send Bert home over Laura when she has yet to make anything decent is ridiculous. It’s not the judges on crack – it’s the producers.

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

      I was sure Laura would be going home,  but I guess Bert’s honest disdain for the inspiration outweighed her too literal interpretation.  

    • Anonymous

      I wasn’t able to start watching til it was almost over. Figured that especially with Bert’s drama quotient dropping down quite a bit recently, that between that and some heavy misses along the way, the next time he produced a less than stellar look he would probably be out. I wasn’t surprised, but still a little sad!

      After the Runway = boggle? What was the point of that? I guess adding extra team challenges didn’t whip up the drama they were looking for so guess Plan B was to see if they could get them to bicker for a half hour. I probably visibly cringed when they announced the “Clear the Air” segment because it was just so ridiculous. Yeah I won’t be watching that again.

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

      I’m glad I tuned in to this blog before I decided to even watch the show. I ended up deciding not to see the episode knowing that I will have a problem with Anya getting another win. Plus, Bert’s aufing would be too much though I did watch his exit interview on lifetime.com and he seems very cool about the decision. Well, I guess I have no other interest in what happens next because the rest of the designers left leave me uninterested.

    • Anonymous

      Bert? Really? Have only looked at the Rate the Runway this morning (will watch the episode tonight) and actually found Bert’s dress very pretty. I have to say that judging by the rate the runway photos Anya really stepped it up–the pictures show some designing to my unschooled eye.

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

      Welcome to Crackington Falls, courtesy of the producers and judges.

    • Lori

      I’ve always rolled my eyes at people on blogs diagnosing others through the telly, but watching Josh last night it was so clear he’s not just nasty, he’s sick.  Seriously ill.  It was  wrong of Lifetime to throw on another half hour to try to wring more drama out of his situation.   It’s easy to imagine him harming himself or someone else.   Perhaps  Lifetime will even make a movie about it:  “The Anya and Josh Story”, the story of beautiful, wonderful, talented Anya’s constant efforts to reach out to Josh with saintly kindness and  tough love, with Anya playing herself.

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

      Evidently “after the runway” means “after the show has aired” but also comes with a contract signed in blood to pretend that you don’t know who is going to be auf’d next and who is going to win. So we are going to sincerely clear the air while pretending that whatever happened in the past few months didn’t happen? I am tired.
      I actually didn’t think that Josh came off that badly, compared to some of his explosions on the show. He seems to have been braced for it somewhat. Although it would be nice if his newfound discovery that people over 30 are not dowdy & senile had translated to not insulting Laura…. but this time it may have come out wrong, when what he meant was something like a reiteration of “Well, I can’t be expected to know this stuff because I’m too young.”  Poor Josh, that excuse is going to run out at some point, esp. when combined with “and I have 4 years of design school, too.”  Of course he’s remarkably narcissistic, but I didn’t think he was having a problem with his meds, which is what it looked like when he tried to pick a fight with Bert.
      I am not so bothered by Anya, either. I don’t see her as manipulative, really–that is, I don’t think she plans it out. I think she is just Miss Congeniality, and has actually learned some stuff (like the concept “construction”) while on the show. If the judges didn’t keep handing her unjustified wins, she would be an interesting contestant. But I can’t blame her for being pleased when she does win.

    • Anonymous

      Hmm…last night I kinda got why Bert was out because his dress had issues and wasn’t cutting edge, not that the others were.  (And he’s older and the producers were done with his story.)  But he was the only one to actually do the challenge.  Viktor’s and Laura’s were too literal with bird feathers stuck on.  How is an orange dress read “parrot” or Kimberley’s white dress suggest  “cockatoo”?       

    • Anonymous

      I’m still banking on Viktor winning this thing.  And wonder if the whole silly After Birth thing last night wasn’t a ruse to throw us off course.  I hope he does.  I think that Josh suffers from being not the brightest bulb, having some significant issues he hasn’t dealt with, and being young-ish.  I didn’t take his comment to LB about being twice his age to mean he didn’t think her attractive or etc etc.  She look greats, one too many necklaces last night, and the haircut looked less fab at certain angles.  I suspect he probably sees her-saw her as a Mommy figure, dream Bad Mommy, and just lost his shit. In the end, I’m hoping either that Bert and Tim fall in love and set up their own franchise or that Anya hooks up with Tony Bourdain to set up a Shangri–La line of bed and bath

      • Anonymous

        ‘After Birth’, yeah, that nails it. Being as how it’s so messy and all, like this show that’s supposed to be giving us the next great designer, it’s morphed into giving us the next great reality star. Twenty cents (I’m cheap) bets you that several of these folk show up on another reality show. Hope Bert has the class not to.

        You’re too kind to Josh, he’s narcissistic and delusional and unaware of self image. My husband thought he might be playing a character, but the confrontation with Bad Mommy confirmed that he is indeed troubled in a way that a reality show can’t possibly fix, but exacerbates. Laura Bennett was a set-up to see what would happen, hello Andy Cohen, but she managed to get out in the real universe opposed to just the interwebs what so many folks have been thinking for weeks now.

        Not sure about Bert and Tim, I’m still pulling for scottyf to meet his crush!

        HA! Anya and Tony Bourdain, what a pair that would be! I’m imagining a lot of pulled hair and eating insects together…

        • Anonymous

          I get what you’re saying about LB getting it out there but as someone with Dead Mommy issues, I think that’s a low blow.  And, yeah, Josh-you-ah is indeed narc and delu and unaware but that doesn’t mean he’s not also really really stupid and not worth picking on in that particular area.  I might have been able to tolerate the let-down of LB’s Pixar villainess moment if she’d been better dressed herself.  The black dress, fine, with the over-use of white necklaces and the raven pixie — I love the pixie and wear it myself — just made me feel sad for the show.  At least they didn’t trot out Daniel V to play the part.  And your husband is probably right … Most screwed up people play a character.  Def. Dr. Drew’s Celeb Rehab material — thanks for that insight!

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

          Bourdain would crush Anya for the poser that she is in two minutes flat.

          I don’t dislike Anya. Girl’s a survivor. (I mean, overcoming the inability to sew is as moving as Anthony Ryan beating cancer. ;-)  ) But she gets by because, along with her charm and beauty, she’s sort of good at a few things. I don’t blame her for taking and running with every accolade she’s received from the judges. It seems kind of crappy for her to draw the line during this challenge and refuse to give Josh some fabric, but it was no surprise. It’s how she operates. She’d make one hell of a con woman, that’s for sure.

          • Anonymous

            Bourdain would totally crush her, agreed.  But that girl would find a way to snatch victory from the jaws of da-feet.  And Tony looks like he enjoys a good con.  I love Tony … Don’t really dislike Anya either personally.  Just tired of her looks and I thought she looked ridic last night on the kiddies plus Bert and Mean Red round-up.

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

              Heh. Tony said in Kitchen Confidential that people always considered his wife (at the time) a saint for putting up with him for so many years, when, in fact, if he were to rob a convenience store, she’d probably be driving the getaway car.

              He came to Durham for a reading several years ago. While we were waiting for him to show up, my husband wondered where he was. I said he was probably outside smoking a cigarette. Then I turned around and he was standing about 20 feet away from us, wearing a leather jacket and a Ramone’s T-shirt. I also love him. One of the reasons is he can be a complete asshole, but he knows it.

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

          Bourdain would crush Anya for the poser that she is in two minutes flat.

          I don’t dislike Anya. Girl’s a survivor. (I mean, overcoming the inability to sew is as moving as Anthony Ryan beating cancer. ;-)  ) But she gets by because, along with her charm and beauty, she’s sort of good at a few things. I don’t blame her for taking and running with every accolade she’s received from the judges. It seems kind of crappy for her to draw the line during this challenge and refuse to give Josh some fabric, but it was no surprise. It’s how she operates. She’d make one hell of a con woman, that’s for sure.

      • Anonymous

        I think Tim’s got an unrequited crush on Anthony “ball to the wall” Ryan.

        • Anonymous

          HA!, mousetomato … I will be rewatching now with this in mind.  Brilliant.  I liked what I saw of AR’s runway minus the weird hair and glasses combo.  Good prints and fun lines that I would have worn as a youngster.

    • Anonymous

      You guys are so right, Zanna Roberts Rossi is really sweet and bubbly, and incapable of nailing these designers to the wall.  So they brought in LAURA to do it.  That was GREAT!

      • Anonymous

        Bravo to Laura for making a point of complimenting Bert on his sketches and I hope some “name designer” takes him on board as I think he has a lot to contribute. 

    • Anonymous

      I love him too and reading Kitchen Confidential back in the day was such a treat.  Loved his writing about childhood in France.