T LOunge

Posted on February 16, 2012

 

Bijou Club, UK

Yes, darlings, the T LOunge is OPEN! Fashion Week exhaustion couldn’t slow these two bitches down!  Now pack your bags and –

You know what? Mommy’s tired.


It’s all about Broadway baby, when the designers compete for their Broadway debut. The award winning composer of ‘Wicked’ Stephen Schwartz, challenges the All Stars to design an outfit for the Broadway musical ‘Godspell’. Broadway sensation Sutton Foster guest judges.

 

Talk amongst yourselves, kittens. You’re a clever bunch. You’ll figure something out.

 

 

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

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  • http://twitter.com/IamDaBee Antonija Mitt

    It’s Austin Scarlett, *Bitch*!  Hey there TLo.  Guess I’m early.  I’ll have a Stoli on the rocks with two olives which I’ll drink on my way out the door to the ballet.  So I’ll see you…T?  Lo?  Oh my…um…they’re asleep.  Shhhhhh let’s let them be.  
    Well I’ll see the rest of you fawns and kittens tomorrow.  DVR is all set, so no worries.  Have fun!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I think they are totally sound asleep on the sofa covered by cats!

  • Anonymous

    Hello all. Bourbon for me. Still mourning Rami’s departure. Still bitter. Make it a double.

  • Anonymous

    Are we still enjoying this show?  I’m catching up on the last 3 eps now, I think the magic is gone…

    • Anonymous

      For me, the season lost it’s spark when my dear, sweet Anthony got the schmauf. I’ll hang in there to the end, but this PRAS is just missing something I cannot put my finger on.

      • http://twitter.com/DC_Lockwood Michelle

        This show lost it spark with Anya’s season. Some say it might have been saved if Anya didn’t win but the moment they had that after the show talk thing, I knew Project Runway was dead and gone.

        I’m just in it because I actually like these people. And I want to see Austen’s finale collection (please let him make the final!)

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous purple velvet lounge!  Not thrilled with a costume challenge for a Broadway show.  Just. Not.  I need a very large shot of Patron with a fat juicy lime to see this through.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

    Yay! An Austin-friendly challenge! GoodNESS I hope that Michael C. fumbles on this one. You can’t Halston-drape your way into Godspell, methinks.
    And I’m taking a take-home art history exam tonight, during the commercials, so only a few beers for me, alas.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe Jerell’s “Moses” outfit is closer!  That show sounds awful.

    • Anonymous

       OT, but I  just took an in class art history exam this morning. Good luck to you, and Merlin do I wish I’d had booze while I took mine…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        Artemisia Gentileschi will forgive me for my indiscretions. She would have approved of Austin’s gowns, in a Rococo sort of way :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WKSM57KFWUGRMKPDUW4SPL3GDM Kathryn

    I need to know what TLo thought of Glee!  I can’t stand it.  aaarrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhh!

    • Anonymous

      Let them take a nap. . . they’ve earned it.

    • Anonymous

       Really?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve kind of lost all my bubbly excitement now that Rami’s gone… sigh

  • Anonymous

    Oh, no.

  • Anonymous

    Think I’ll do a sherry spritzer tonight, since I am out of wine. 

    • Anonymous

      I have champagne, but no sherry to make french onion soup!

    • Anonymous

       I always just pretend drink when I’m here, since we’re only virtually hanging out. Hang on and I’ll buy you a sherry spritzer…

      • Anonymous

        I really drink so I can make the virtual hanging out feel all the more real. 

        Also, I’m a wino. 

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

      Oooh, sounds delicious!  I’ll have to try one.

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous lounge! Enjoy your well earned rest, T Lo.

    I’ll have to watch the episode tomorrow. I get to attend a special screening at Pixar tonight of The Queen Versailles. Sort of exciting considering I’m often in my Pjs by 8 on weeknights.

    Kenley is going to founder on thus one. Hate to say it, but it might be a good chalkenge for Jerell.

    • Anonymous

       Actually, his mess of an outfit from 2 weeks ago might have worked for Godspell!

  • Anonymous

    Godspell ? Oh dear lord, I hope this isn’t a repeat of the “dress the Sheepdogs” debacle. And this should take almost all of the designers out of their comfort zone, with the exception of Jerell who has been making cracktastic glad rags for most of his run on PRAS. I can’t wait to see Kenley’s neon pink Peter Pan collar take on hippie. *eye roll*

    In keeping with the color of the lounge (absolutely fabulous choice TLo) I’ll have a kir royale. 

    • Anonymous

       I read an article on the Sheepdogs recently and it discussed the Rolling Stone thing, but not one whiff of their appearance on PR.  They may be the last band in the universe that is interested in fashion – it’s all faded jeans and t-shirts.

      Anyway, I’m not proud, I’ll have a Tequila Paralyzer and don’t scrimp on the Kahlua.

    • Anonymous

      i wonder if it’s gonna be more of a lets take jerrel out kinda thing. as w/ rami last week, he does something which should be easy as cake but does it badly so–exeunt jerrel. curious. & potentially disturbing, if mildly.

    • Anonymous

      The Sheepdogs horror show made me completely stop watching PR last season.

    • Lori

      This All-Stars season is jumping the sheepdogs.

  • Anonymous

    This Godspell is all hipster hippies.  Could be a complete disaster for someone like Kenley.  But my money is on Kara becoming completely unhinged with Michael in a close second.  Could be entertaining.  Or not.

    • Anonymous

      I’d say more flower child, though it’s a fine line b/w flower child & hippie, but definitely not hipster.

      • Anonymous

        LOL!  I guess you now get that I was talking about this particular version of Godspell! :)

        I really can’t stand Disqus.  I wish TLo would figure out something else.  I lose so many people’s posts in this maze.

        • Anonymous

          The original production WAS very hippie, and it is usually performed that way (it’s a cheap way to do costumes).

          But I don’t see why it couldn’t be done in a a more contemporary style.  The songs are much less tied to the period than, say “Hair”

  • Anonymous

    i have no idea what kind of judge Sutton Foster will be, but loved her in Anything Goes.

  • Anonymous

    If there were older designers, I’d say this would be a fun challenge. Younger ones?? I have some concerns.

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

      Like Bert? I might watch again for Bert.

      No, actually I probably wouldn’t. But if he had his own show…

  • Susan Crawford

    I’ve had a lo-o-o-ong day, friends, so I am heading for the Bijou banquette with a double Tanqueray martini, two olives, and a sigh of relief that I can kick off my shoes for a few hours.

    So – Broadway Babies meets PRAS, and Miz Scarlett appears to get her comeuppance from Miz Isaac. This should be interesting, to say the least. I look forward to snipping, sniping and snapping, and a few moments when jazz hands are thrown. Who will exit, stage left? Kenley, girrrl, you’d better step away from the playground, ’cause this is BROADway!

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

    Hmm… is this another one, like the Miss Piggy challenge, where the designers design for a person/event where their clothes will never in fact appear? I found a website with quite a few pictures, http://broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Coverage-First-Look-at-GODSPELL-on-Broadway-20111014 and I wonder if any of them are by our All Stars.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the reference.  I had no idea.

    • Pennymac

      I saw Mondo’s coat, but not the rest of his outfit.

  • Anonymous

    Hey y’all. Rum and Diet Coke Lime for me. Stoked for tonight’s episode. 

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Isaac is getting his bitch on tonight.  And Kenley has nice legs doesn’t she?

  • MilaXX

    Don’t know why, but I’m getting bored with this season.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been letting eps stack up on my TiVo for a month.  Just watched them all, can’t really muster enthusiasm.  I don’t understand why.

    • Lori

      Me too but I know why:  the challenges kinda suck.

    • Anonymous

      It started off with such promise but has ended up in B/M Land.

  • Anonymous

    Holy Day by Day. This morning was Minaj in a Partridge Family bus dress. Now Godspell tonight. I’m going to be permanently stuck in nostalgia nirvana by tomorrow.

  • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

    It’s been different shades of gray depression in the sunless Midwest this week.  The Fashion Week missives from T and Lo were the bright spots of the week. (Thank you guys!)  I’ll have a tropical drink with a little umbrella in it please.

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

    I’ll have Vicodin, because I already started without you!  Seriously, I’ve had the headache from hell for a week now, and got told today that they think the first doc screwed up the diagnosis (sinus infection) and it’s something else.  Leading candidate?  A nerve disorder in the FACE which is apparently pretty horrifying to have AND to cure — another time that I really shouldn’t have Googled…

    How’s everyone else’s week?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, honey, I’m so sorry. I know from experience that Googling an illness can lead you down a terrifying path. In my case, what I found online was only a small bit of the pertinent info, and it had me walking around for two weeks (until I saw a specialist) thinking I was getting ready to check out. It sounds like whatever you’ve got is very unpleasant and may be serious, but try not to let your imagination run wild, if you can help it.  Aside from all that, I’m sorry you’re going through this, and I hope it will resolve easily and quickly.

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

        I’m one of those worrier people who tends to spaz over the worst possible case — thankfully I see the specialist already tomorrow so that he can tell me I’m a paranoid nut with a sinus infection:) 

        Though it did provide some entertainment for my husband when I was ranting about the designers on PR the other day.  “Oh, this is so hard, wah wah wah.  I’m putting in pleats around polka dots while stoned!  Whiny babies!”

        • Anonymous

           Good thoughts and wishes from my corner. I’ve done the Google thing, too, and I’ve learned there is such a thing as knowing too much! At least until I know what it is. Then I want to know everything. I do know there are some serious sinus infections floating around my little corner of heaven. They are rampant right now. I’m hoping that’s what you’ll find out tomorrow. Take care of yourself.

          And, UsedtobeEP, my sympathies as well. Migraines suck eggs! I’ve found that Treximet helps me a lot, especially because I often wake up with a migraine and can’t take a med at the beginning of the migraine. So if your meds don’t work, you might try that.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks, Peeve. I am already on a version of that, along with Topomax as a preventative. Unfortunately, my not-so-hot insurance only allows me four Treximet per month, so I have to try and guess how bad the headaches are going to be and try to hoard them—and now I am out of them until March. I asked the doc today if I could get a replacement head. He said no…

          • Anonymous

             Ask your doctor if he can get samples of Treximet. Usually they can, if the salesperson is giving them out. My mom had a cleaning business, mostly doctor’s offices, and they would throw out hundreds of bottles of expired samples every month that they’d never given out. Truly a waste. Treximet comes in sample bottles of two. 

        • Anonymous

          Hang in there, Shannon!

      • Anonymous

        Yah, that happened to me once.  Years ago I was at work and felt sob (from running and lifting so much freaking nursing homes abuse their staff).  The supervisor did an ecg on me there with some scary ancient ecg machine from the 50′s and sent me home.  I went to my regular Dr.’s office and had to see his partner who did a couple tests.  They sent me to a cardiologist for a stress test to rule out cardiac tamponade.  So I go home and look it up (this was pre-Google but I had nursing books).  For 5 days I stressed out thinking they were going to have to cut into my heart.  I go have an ekg and find NOTHING.  Doc says my ecg shows PVC’s but that can be common in people who drink coffee and is benign in the absence of heart disease.  The stress test was perfectly normal because I had to fast.  

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Gentle hugs – hope you feel better soon Shannon!

    • Anonymous

      That is so scary. Hope it turns out to be either nothing or at least minor and manageable.

      My week was kind of crap, but not enough so to warrant bitching about.

      Oh, except I got that call from my son. You know, when you tell your kids to call you if they have been drinking or are in any trouble? I got that call in the middle of the night. Parenting badge earned.

      • Anonymous

        That call in the middle of the night—been there, done that. Hang tough and know that your instincts and love will see you through it.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, geez. I trust everything turned out okay.

      • Anonymous

        Yay for you—and good for him. Seriously. 

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

        I just had someone tell me a great piece of advice about this kind of thing. Give your kids a code word, like an obscure relative’s name, that they can mention in a phone call– but not arouse suspicion in anyone who might be listening. Only to be used for the really serious trouble/danger.

        Hopefully whatever’s going on with your son isn’t that level of scary.

        • Anonymous

           Thanks for that advice and to everyone who expressed concerned. Bottom line was that my son made some responsible decisions (after a few shitty ones) and called me when a friend was out of control drunk (my son was lightly buzzed). My kid knew things were beyond his ability to deal and called. I was not happy he was drinking, but I was very happy he understood the seriousness of the situation and called before it got any worse.

          I am also very glad I taught him about alcohol poisoning–not just no drinking and driving. He knew not to have two drinks back to back and drink water in between drinks. So glad I taught him that. The “just say no” approach doesn’t really work.

          • Anonymous

            I got that call from my ‘difficult’ child – the girl – right before Christmas. Given the choices, it’s a great call to get. And she learns mostly from experience and I think the circumstances were more educational than she will let me know. (for which I am mostly grateful).

            The ‘easy’ child, the one who was no trouble at all in high school? From him I got the call from jail at age 20.

            But it turned out all right, and I’m still feeling lucky. There are just soooo many ways good kids can have dreadful experiences doing stupid things.

          • Anonymous

            Yikes (on the jail call).

            This was my “easy” kid. My almost teenaged daughter is the one who is more easily swayed by peer pressure, which terrifies me. Glad to have some experience under my belt before she starts feeling her oats.

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

            My mother insists one of my sisters and I were the “difficult” children.  Yet somehow the cops never called about either of us… she can’t say the same about my brother (who was never actually arrested and charged with anything — more of a “haul him in a put the fear of God into him” thing)

      • Anonymous

        Oh Lord, I haven’t gotten one of those yet.  My youngest (the adventurous one)  goes away to college in the fall….

    • Anonymous

      Bless your heart. It sounds familar, like something my friend had, that went away on it’s own pretty quickly and she was just fine after. Hope it’s the same thing. I have had an awful migraine all day (and an awful two days in general, actually), and just got a scrip for some old-school meds. Here’s to a better week for us both!

    • Anonymous

      Googling health sites can really scare the jeebus out of you. Here’s hoping your doctor finds a solution for your problem that relieves your pain and your worries. Best wishes for feeling better really soon.

    • Anonymous

      yr talking about trigeminal neuralgia. i was diagnosed w/ that. it was really bad & i mean REALLY bad. unbelievable. i could go on. i wont.

      thing is: i did not have it. & you may very well not have it too! do yrself a kindness & GET THEE TO A DENTIST. an unknown abscess is an incredibly possible differential diagnosis for trigeminal neuralgia.

      there are others too. ie: [& what i probably did have] post-herpetic neuralgia. thats when you have had chicken pox & shingles & you get a similar sort of nerve damage that would occur from trigeminal–only it’s not as constant & not as bad. it is, otoh, very affected by dental health or, rather, the lack thereof.

      there are all sorts of other diagnoses, i would assume, other than TN. another overused one is TMJ. another one i had, years before, was PTC [pseudo tumor cerebra]. i got it from, believe it or not, an allergy to tetracycline. baby’s first publication: my doctor wrote a paper about me & it made the merck manual. rather, an abstract or something taken from it did. gotta love it.

      do yrself that very very good favor though & go to the dentist. really. truly.

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

        I have a bunch of jaw and dental issues that are already in my file — essentially, my jaws don’t fit like they should: the bottom jaw is too large and the top jaw is too small.  Overall, my bite is off by about 3/4 of an inch (which is sort of a ton when you’re talking about a HEAD:)  My oral surgeon would already love to do corrective surgery, which the insurance company has approved, but it requires massive orthodontia, which they won’t cover…  That’s one of the reasons they’re thinking it might be the nerve thing; if my jaw is putting pressure on the nerves, it could cause it.

        • Anonymous

          i wish i could tell you more about dental stuff–i dont know more about it. i can tell you one thing: it’s good if there’s a definite cause of the TN, if it’s TN. cos then there is serious hope that it will go away. thats a great thing. the way i realized i did not have it was by being involved w/ the online TN group–i was horribly horribly sick [at best i couldnt work more than four hours at a time, i could feel the vicodin lift increment by increment, once it was done i was screaming]–but people in the group were so much worse off than me it dawned on me that the diagnosis was incorrect.

          it was. the thing is: once i had the dental stuff done, it largely went away. cos i know the kind of pain you are talking about, i hope that will give you some decent hope. if it’s dental IT WILL GO AWAY. no matter what, you just gotta get the dental done.

          is there a dental school where you are? it’s tedious, yes, but it’s a lot cheaper. money, of all things, is not my greatest competency. this was worsened, not incrementally but exponentially this time, by two of the three members of my family who are [un]reasonably psycho. so i surely cannot give advice about funding large projects. oh heavens no. but it’s worth yr while & worth yr money & time to get it done. cos once you do IT WILL GO AWAY. & then, of course, you can work a whole lot more & a whole lot better than w/ this stuff banging & burning & thumping & squeezing….. oh i remember, i remember. i thought it was hopeless but thats what happened to me–i fixed my teeth & it fixed my face. at the end it had gotten so bad that i couldnt work at all, i thought i was gonna die, my friend had to bring me minute rice cos i couldnt eat & i couldnt work so i couldnt afford to eat.

          having the dental stuff done got rid of it. it’s worth it to do it.

          edited for grammar & weariness.

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

            Ugh, I know.  I’ve had to take a knee a couple times so I didn’t actually drop or pass out.

            And the doctor’s office did NOT seem on the same page as me earlier.  I tried to explain to them that they need to fix this NOW because I have too much to do right now — I have a dress that needs to be worn for a wedding on March 3rd, which is going to require continuous tweaking until then to accommodate my ever-expanding pregnancy.  And my machine makes my head hurt worse for some reason!  And then I need another that I haven’t even started yet for the following day — there are two receptions, one American and one Chinese-ish.  I can’t be sick right now!  ;P

    • Anonymous

      Crap Shannon – see my post a few after yours .  That sucks!    

      Hope they overstated it and it is easily treatable.

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

      I’ve done the medical googling. My kid got an incredibly rare genetic diagnosis, and while I waited weeks for the geneticist consult I overdid it on the googling. As I said, it’s incredibly rare, so there wasn’t much available. *ANYWAY* I really shouldn’t have. Drove me nuts and very little was relevant to his case. Hang in there, and try not to kill yourself with worry. :l

      Oh, and sorry about the pain!

    • Anonymous

      Hope they get to the bottom of this and you feel better soon Shannon!  My Dr. rolls his eyes every time I tell him I googled something about my illness.  Googling an illness makes you know enough about medicine to make you dangerous. 

  • Anonymous

    Good lord, WHAT is on Kenley’s head?

    • Anonymous

      It looks like a bicycle helmet, doesn’t it?

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

        I think it’s some sort of hideous scarf wrapped around her head, like they did in the 50s and 60s.  Reminds me of I Love Lucy.

        • Anonymous

          Lucy was infinitely chic-er!

    • Anonymous

      i think it’s a white lady doo-rag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179942711 Quincy Katz

    Ready for my G&T.
    Make it aviator please, and keep ‘em coming.

    I am always *shocked* when they show the final pieces in the teaser.
    Kenleys model looks like she’s in a bathrobe over a nightgown with a shower poof in her hair. She can’t possibly be going to or starring in the same show as Austin’s model.
    intrigue ensues…..

    • Anonymous

      ANOTHER shower “poof” hat?

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone else flash on Brick in The Middle when Austin stage-whispered *Broadway!* ?
    No…just me? Modern Family gets all the awards but I think The Middle can be pretty funny, and is truer to real life. And Brick is, like Austin, a real original, and comfortable with his uniqueness.

    Mizrahi, don’t you mess with my Austin!

  • Judy_J

    Love the purple decor. I’ll just stick to my go-to drink of choice, pino noir. A whole bottle, please.

  • Lisa

    If Isaac is mean to my sweet Austin, there’ll be trouble!

    And TLo?  The lounge you picked out MAKES ME WANT TO SQUEEEEEEEE like the big gigantic girl that I am!  It’s pink and purple with kind of Moroccan touches!  I want to live there!

  • Anonymous

    Chris March would rock this

  • Anonymous

    Of All the Musicals in the world “Godspell”  probably has the least interesting costumes.  When I saw it back in the day they were more like anti-costumes.  Just the normal stuff of the day.  Unless this is “Godspell the future”  chances are the clothes are gonna be ho hum hippie/ homeless outfits.  Jerrel will have an unfair advantage. 

  • Anonymous

    You guys work incredibly hard for your devoted readers.  Lots of posts even when you’re really busy or really tired.  Thank you.

  • Logo Girl

    Godspell? Hmm. I’m guessing Mila and Mondo will do “mod hippie”, Michael and Austin will do “glamour hippie”, Kara and Jerrell will do “funky hippie” and Kenley will do Grease. 

    • http://twitter.com/neeBarbero Debby Griffiths

      THAT was inspired!  I actually did laugh out LOUD (woke the kitten)

  • Anonymous

    Again Lounge – I really wish I drank, so I’ll buy a few rounds for y’all to tip a few for me.  

    Debating on changing jobs still living in hotels… And I just find out that my oldest friend (since from college) has an inoperable and canerous brain tumor.    I can really use some escapism  (and if y’all  can either keep a good thought for my friend (she has 4 kids)- and anyone going through something similar).              Hoefully someo if you

    • Anonymous

       I’m so sorry about this, ASK26. God, it makes me wish I could hug everyone who’s hurting in the lounge tonight. Virtual hugs, anyway. I just went through this situation with my mom. Hers was operable, but she died from complications from the surgery itself. I know that they can do wonderful things with radiation these days, shrinking the tumors, so I hope for that for your friend. I know you will be there for your friend, but I hope your friends support you as well.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks.  so sorry about your mother. 

        My friend lost both her parents less than a year apart a couple years back.  and she has diabetes so I was hoping all her bad luck was used up.

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

      Wow. That is awful. Bitter Kitten Group Hug!!!!

  • Judy_J

    How cute is that….Austin doing Kenleys hair?!

  • Anonymous

    WTF does Kenley have on her head?

    • Judy_J

      Back in the day when we used big rollers you’d wear a covering like that to hide the curlers if you went out in public.

      • Anonymous

        So when she’s off camera she wears a house dress and smokes Parliaments?

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

          All accessorized with blue-framed cat-eye glasses.

        • Anonymous

          OUT LOUD.  Stubenville, I laughed out loud!

    • Anonymous

      white lady doo-rag, i’m tellin’ ya.

  • Anonymous

    I always forget about Pippin. 

    • Logo Girl

      I think Pippin was the first musical I ever saw, and I don’t remember remembering it right after I saw it…

  • Anonymous

    Project Runway really hasn’t been as good as it was lately, but I have to say…this is a pretty great challenge.

  • Anonymous

    Is Austin smoking crack?

  • Anonymous

    the only production of godspell i ever saw was at the local catholic high school.  my daughter’s gorgeous eurasian babysitter was in it (forgive me, i digress thinking of her beauty… anyways) and the costumes were pretty ratty.  i think they got them in local thriftshops.  jerrell should ace this…or is it the kiss of death?  so often when everyone says “oh, this is his challenge”, that’s the designer who goes home.

  • Anonymous

    No Jerrell – LAME.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what I was thinking too when he said it!  

      I’m somewhat surprised Jerrell didn’t do better in this challenge, but probably shouldn’t be.  

  • Anonymous

    I was busy bartending, and thought I heard “please make something rich and ostentacious that looks like it was pulled from the back of the closet or bought at a thrift store”.  Is that what I heard?!  lol 

    • Anonymous

       That is what I heard and I certainly went, huh?

  • Anonymous

    SOmething from the back of their closets… kind of a scary thought

  • Anonymous

    Oh Mila, you and your Romulan ways… =)

  • Anonymous

    Gosh, lots of us are having a hard week, sounds like. Hugs to the Tlounge family. 

    • Anonymous

      have i shared yet about my daughter?  she’s unemployed, recently been homeless, 23 years old and pregnant with her second child (the first is four) by a guy who doesn’t show any concern for her, and is sleeping on the floor because she lost all her furniture in her last eviction, and has so many unpaid tickets that she’ll never get her license back.  and my husband and i are living on social security.  she’d kill me if she knew i wrote that.  can i get some sympathy?  and another drink? 

      • Judy_J

        We need to talk.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, lots of both. Drinks and sympathy, and best wishes for you and for your new grandchild. 

      • http://twitter.com/neeBarbero Debby Griffiths

        Have some Long Island Iced Tea and sympathy.  The sadness is overwhelming lately.  I’m so sorry it has touched your family.

      • Anonymous

         *Standing in line to give sleah_in_norcal a hug.

      • Anonymous

        Oh goodness. Are you in the bay area? Because if you are, then I really wish there was a non-creepy way of offering to help with something.

      • Pennymac

        Lots of sympathy here. It’s been one year and one month since my husband died of liver cancer, my best friend was found dead in her bathtub last month. I got the call from the coroners office today citing accidental heroin overdose. We met in the 12 step community, I work at a treatment center/psych hospital, and had no idea she was using. Life has been sucking pretty hard lately. I’m sorry to hear about your daughter, prayers going up for your grandbabies. Have a drink for me, would you?

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm….they seem to be showing Kara a lot.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LGAKNANTSBR3YYEWLZDNT35IIY Whatever

    Ever since Rami is gone, I don’t know who will be auffed. Even my next pick was Jerrell, but he pulled out a nice one last week. Mew, Mew Kittens. I have a parched throat, so ginger ale and orange juice for me. 

    • Anonymous

      Maybe we should invent a Ricola-tini for you.

  • Anonymous

    hands up if you’re sick of Kara’s emotional roller coasters.

    • Anonymous

      really.  both hands up.  what the f did you think was going to be going on here, kara?  a tea party?

      • Pennymac

        Her whining was Uber annoying this week, for sure.

    • Anonymous

       o/

  • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

    I just saw Godspell 2 weeks ago, so I just looked in the Playbill for who won the challenge but there’s no mention of anyone.

    –GothamTomato

  • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    Why, exactly does the MilaBot care about/is bothered by Kara and Kenley’s codependent lovefest? Shouldn’t that make it easier for her, if anything? Is she ~jealous?

    • Anonymous

      It really seems like she is, doesn’t it?

      This is the third time she’s mentioned it, and I don’t see how it’s affecting her in any way.

      • Anonymous

        They’ve been helping each other finish garments, and she doesn’t have a helper.

        • Anonymous

          Except we’ve only seen that once (and I think she’s only complained about it once). It seems like she mostly objects to the fact that they speak to each other at all.

          • Anonymous

            I can totally see how annoying it would be.  Like if you worked in an office and an obnoxious pair were just gab-gab-gabbing constantly while you’re trying to work.  I guess I’ve lived it!

          • Anonymous

            I’ve been a part of that obnoxious pair and I was even annoyed with myself.

        • Anonymous

          oh poor old mila.  she’s such a wizened dried up old biddy, no one wants to be her friend.

    • Anonymous

       I’d like to imagine that everyone is so well behaved that the producers are asking leading questions in order to create conflict.

  • Anonymous

    Kenley, women don’t actually wear a scarf over their curlers just because all the men are at work….

  • Anonymous

    And…cue Kara meltdown!

  • Anonymous

    Kara really seems to have a lot of breakdowns. Maybe reality TV isn’t the best option for her.

    • Anonymous

      or maybe it is.  she gets to use her skills as a thespian.

  • http://twitter.com/DC_Lockwood Michelle

    I’m not really impressed with this challenge. Oh make clothes for a rich woman…but they have to be seperates!!!

    I was hoping for a Make an Avant Garde look based on a Boardway play.

    • Anonymous

      and they have to look like they came from a thrift store but are fabulous and rich!  what?

  • Anonymous

    Kara – loser edit?

  • Anonymous

    i don’t understand the assignment at all (nothing new there).  the character is rich and wants to flaunt her wealth but the other characters are assembling her costume out of pieces from the back of their closets?  is anyone else confused.  do i need another drink? yes.  dark rum and orange/pineapple juice.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t get it AT ALL.

    • Lori

      I thought I knew this play.  And as if I wasn’t confused enough, I Googled this production of Godspell (which got terrible reviews) and learned the revised Book mentions contemporary celebs.  So it’s make a what? for a who? in a revised production of Godspell that just happens to mention Heidi Klum. 

      • Anonymous

        Is this show still running?

        • Lori

          Yes.  Check out the New York Times review.

          • Anonymous

            The first result on NYT is “The Broadway revival of Godspell is like being trapped in a summer camp rec room with a bunch of kids who have been a little too reckless with the Red Bull.”  Is THAT the one? lol GOOD. GRAVY. MARIE.
            Why, WHY, would anyone willingly go see this?  It looks like something a megachurch would put on with the teen group.  I guess I’m more of a “Book of Mormon” type.  Geesh.

  • Anonymous

    I am enjoying Joanna Coles as mentor FARRR more than I ever thought I would.  Thoughtful critique with just a touch of back sass.  “It’s kind of that line between hideous and fabulous…..and right now it’s more hideous.”

    • Anonymous

      And she was in a production of Godspell!

      • Anonymous

        As was I!  And….also….not a professional production, I hasten to add.

    • Anonymous

       Yes, and I really wish she got more camera time.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my – those comments Kenley – I am actually thinking she was pulling our legs

  • Anonymous

    Overly dramatic much, Mondo? Buck up, for God’s sake! I don’t think Mondo’s had much criticism of his designs before…

    • Anonymous

      really, mondo.  just whip out those fabulous looks like you used to do.  fuck joanna coles.  fuck cynthia rowley.  bring me another drink.

  • Anonymous

    austin is such a girlie girl- he does kenley’s hair, he just loves kara.  mila, dried up old woman, is jealous.

    • Anonymous

      If I had to spend that much real-time time with Kenley and Kara, I’d be crabby, too.  Jealous, absolutely not.

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

        I think I’d just be glad they were interacting with each other and leaving me alone, heh.

        • Anonymous

          If Mila had earplugs, that could be a good thing, yes!

    • Anonymous

      mila’s had that personality all her life. it’s just who she is. has nothing to do w/ being old. people are born how theyre born.

  • Anonymous

    “fur that she thinks is so fabulous but it’s not even real”?
    wait isn’t PR anti-fur? I thought they said that last season.

    • Anonymous

      I think Mila said she was using fake fur.

      • Anonymous

         Yeah she did, my comment was more that Kara seemed to be giving it shit for being fake fur.

        • Anonymous

          And isn’t Kara using fake fur too?

          • Anonymous

            these girls are so tired they don’t know wtf they’re talking about.

        • Anonymous

          Mea culpa.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll bet the drug comment was directed to Mila’s look.

  • Anonymous

    How is it 9:37 and we haven’t even seen the runway show? 

  • Anonymous

    Short, tight, shiny… it’s Heidi!

  • Anonymous

    Michael – clown outfit.

  • Anonymous

    Kenley clown clothes, too.

  • Anonymous

    Dear lord – Austin’s is Hideous!

    • Anonymous

      How exactly did he “keep it modern”?!

      • Anonymous

        He left off the powdered wig.  =)

  • Anonymous

    Jerrell – yawn

    • Anonymous

       NOW he goes secretary!

      • Anonymous

        oh my god, she looks like marian the librarian.

    • MilaXX

       Did he dip himself in teflon? It’s amazing how he manages to skate through the middle every week.

  • Anonymous

    Kara – yawn.

  • Anonymous

    GASP! Mondo FTW

    • Anonymous

      Wow. The spectre of Zandra Rhodes wafts down the runway. And I mean that in a very very good way.

  • Anonymous

    Mondo caught something from jerrel there didn’t he?

    • Anonymous

      i didn’t know they were THAT close.  i thought he and michael might be f-buddies.

  • Anonymous

    Good god – Mila may be schmauffed – ugly.

    • Anonymous

      I thought that was going to be much better than it turned out, skirt aside.  I don’t understand the skirt at all!

      • Anonymous

        really wtf was that skirt?  it had nothing to do with the rest of the look.

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

          I know, right? I can’t even figure out how she came up with the design. It makes no sense. And it’s hideous. Did working with color confuse her that much?

          It’s the worst thing she’s made all season. She’s lucky Kara has been bombing out since the first episode.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like it’s Austin’s time to go.

    Has the world gone mad? Because MIchael and Jerrell have my favorites so far. Michael’s is predictable and perhaps not OTT enough, but it’s not bad.

  • Anonymous

     Girls on the bottom, perhaps Austin.

    • Anonymous

      like i said, he’s a girlie girl all the way.

  • Judy_J

    Mondo’s looks very “Godspell”.

    • Anonymous

      So THAT’S what it’s supposed to look like?!

  • Anonymous

    Well Michaels’ is costume-y   judge’s

    Hahah the look on that judges face  Austin’s?  I did not like Jerrell’s

  • MilaXX

    Mila & Kara bottom 2

  • Anonymous

    mila’s model is about to show the good china

  • Anonymous

    I loved Mondo’s and think it would fit with the musical in question.

  • Anonymous

    Though how would the actress be dressed on stage with Michael’s. Is she going to be naked to start?

    • Anonymous

      Well with austin’s   it cannot be that easy to put on the cropped legging is they are not loose and of the right fabric

  • Anonymous

    Mondo’s model looks like she’s starring in a Tim Burton film.

  • Anonymous

    I actually kind of like Kenley’s   not sure about the combination of the prints, though.  

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

      I think it’s really cute, just wrong for the challenge.

      • Anonymous

        would’ve looked better with out the white feathers.  they’re just distracting.

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

       The colors were a bit Christmasey on both Kenley’s and Kara’s.

  • Anonymous

    Will Mondo’s be too Helena Bonham Carter for the judges?

    • MilaXX

       It’s a costume so I think it works. Mila’s looks like a daytime hooker, complete with rabbit fur jacket.

      • Anonymous

        Yea, I’m afraid this is going to get her schmauffed

        • MilaXX

           I can’t tell if they hate hers or Kara’s more

      • Anonymous

        Streetwalker was my instant impression as well!

  • Anonymous

    So Mondo’s on the bottom I guess.
     

    • Anonymous

      The three women are the bottom again, I think. And so far, the comments would tell me that Mila is out. Which I hate.

      • Anonymous

        If it is Mila, can Kenley and Kara PLEASE go with her? Gah.

  • Anonymous

    So that exchange between Isaac and Austin was actually quite good-natured — oh, editing!

    • Anonymous

       Wasn’t that exchange shown very early in the season?  Like episode one or two?  I know this wasn’t the first time I saw it.

  • Anonymous

    I love Austin’s. He’s my winner this week. I kind of love Mondo’s, too. It’s very Sunset Boulevard.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not a huge fan of Kenley’s or Mondo’s as outfits, but ithey’re kind of the only ones that feel like “a bunch of people assembling the looking from their closets” like not just seperates but diseperates, but still looking like a single costume in the end.
     

    • Anonymous

      Those two were my favorites by far. I thought for sure that he would win and she would be 2nd . I thought Austin and Michael and Kara would be in the bottom with Kara going home.

  • Anonymous

    Are those PINS in the silver bow?

  • Anonymous

    Mondo’s look is like Gustav Klimt. Gorgeous.

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

       Klimt was my first thought- I wonder if it was intentional?

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

         The hairstyle is part of it, and I would guess that has to be intentional.

    • Anonymous

      Fantastic reference.

      • Anonymous

        And even better coming from username “Clueless Jock”! lol

    • Anonymous

      i love it.  it’s one of the few looks that is complicated and layered but would read well from the stage.

  • Anonymous

    Damn, Georgina’s judging is so good!

  • Alison Sablick

    Kenley looks like Mary Poppins tonight.

  • Anonymous

    “Kara, this is your best look to date. And it sucks.”

    • Anonymous

      that bow is awful, and if she can’t see it  it’s time to go.

  • Anonymous

    i love the outfit that modo’s wearing.  he’s an original.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Kenley should really stay just because of that jacket, I’d say.  Kara or Mila should go.

  • Anonymous

    I usually love Mila’s stuff, but not this.  At least her thought process made a little more sense when she said “Rodeo Drive.”  But she’s in trouble.

    Mondo for the win:  fits the brief, out of his comfort zone, and completely fabulous!

    • Anonymous

      rodeo drive on the top, san fernando valley on the bottom.

  • Judy_J

    Mondo!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PUQERGHCY6XUE5IH7YUGB5FDHM Livia

    Michael’s channeling Mondo’s hair.

    Mondo, FTW. Other than Austin, he’s the only one that got the
    “wealthy” aspect of the character.

    I think Kara’s a goner.

    • Anonymous

      austin’s got the rich look, and it’s “big” enough to read from the stage, but i don’t see it coming from the era of godspell.

  • Anonymous

    I hope it’s Kara because of her record of snoozes

  • Shoelover1512

    Is it me or are most of these outfits are ass? They praised Mondo’s I thought she looked like a crazy person. Austin’s was RIDICULOUS. I saw Michaels and was like meh it’s strange and underwhelming. It’s a freaking masterpiece compared to everyone else! Well I liked Kenlys jacket. Not with the skirt though. Yikes!

    • Anonymous

      I think Mondo and Austin placed high BECAUSE they were over the top.  That helped them work as stage costumes (especially in a show like Godspell)

  • Anonymous

    Whew!

  • Lori

    Mila’s in.  There is a Godspell!

  • Anonymous

    Ooh, that was one stiff hug from Mila!

    • Anonymous

      she doesn’t bend, she might break.

  • Anonymous

    They schmaufed the one that cries on cue? B/M is slipping.

    • Anonymous

      They still have Michael C. 

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

    FINALLY!!!

    • Anonymous

      AGREED!!!!

      Soooooooo overdue. Its been a fuckery fest w Kara from week 1. Color me unimpressed and glad to see her go.

    • Anonymous

      AGREED!!!!

      Soooooooo overdue. Its been a fuckery fest w Kara from week 1. Color me unimpressed and glad to see her go.

  • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    I love, love Kara – she was one of my favorite designers in her season and I just adore her overall – but this was definitely the right decision. She was probably the designer I was most excited to see again for All-Stars, but she didn’t live up to it. She just wasn’t turning it out. 

    Still love you, girl. Bless.

    • Anonymous

      I liked her fine during her season, somehow, but she totally turned me off on All My Line.

    • Anonymous

      i just never got a feel for her point of view.  i loved her on joe zee’s show, and saw her look there with the kimono dress, but here she was just all over the place.  maybe she misses her baby (ies?) too much.

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

       I’ve adored her work in the past, but she never really lived up to it this season.
      Meantime, many designers who are average and/or tacky as heck are still around to design.

  • Anonymous

    If only the bottom three this week were the bottom three last week.  (Still missing Rami.)

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

       Me too. Although his Rich Bitch would be more of a Helen of Troy Rich as opposed to a Kardashian Rich.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, thank you!  sweet relief.

  • http://twitter.com/DC_Lockwood Michelle

    I thought Mondo’s looked vaguely homeless woman. Or Mrs. Tim Burton herself. Samething.

    I like Kenley this sense. I’ve enjoyed her stuff (though it always seems slightly off from the objective). I think she’s redeemed herself to be honest.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad Mondo won. His look was made for the theater.

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

       I was glad, too, but I could see Austin’s working well also. The leggings especially would work on stage. If you look at photos of the actual costumes for Godspell current production, they are kind of tutus with leggings, the same silhouette.

    • Anonymous

      monDO,monDO,monDO, fortheWIN!  i love that little chalupita.  sometimes he reminds me of that backwards dancing midget from twin peaks.

  • Anonymous

    crap Jerrell did one of the most ridiculous outfits for the Olympics – can’t imagine whether he can control himself for UN

  • http://twitter.com/DC_Lockwood Michelle

    I’m kind of nervous for the UN challenge. Part of me hopes its a “Make something inspired by a country” the other half is scared of what they’ll come up with.

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully the’re all really quirky countries. I’m hoping someone gets Bolivia and sends their model out wearing a bowler hat!

    • Anonymous

      My mind immediately went to T Lo’s brilliant commentary on the Miss Universe costumes. I kinda wish they’d all say to hell with it and go for cray cray native costume designs.

    • Anonymous

      How will Kenley incorporate polka dots next week?

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

        Poland?

      • Anonymous

        Japan?

    • http://katelorenzdesign.com Kate Lorenz

       My mother-in-law suggested that they have to do costumes inspired by the flag designs – could be?

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I don’t understand why Michael’s was in the top three instead of the bottom three–that green was godawful and nausea-inducing–but I agreed with the top two, and would have been happy with either.  I’m surprised that the director of the show wasn’t on the judging panel–you’d think he’d want a say in what the visual story was going to be, and since all the looks were so different, obviously they weren’t all going by a look-book!

    That said, the first thing I said when I saw Mondo’s was, “Now, that looks like a Godspell costume.”  I think Austin’s could also have worked, but Mondo’s was more in tune with the show as I’ve seen it–an almost clown-ish sensibility.  It was also probably easier to get on and off onstage.

    I was on board with the bottom two as well.  I don’t think you could dance in Mila’s without flashing the audience, and Kara’s would have been great for a high school production of the show.

    Is this the character who sings “Turn Back, O Man”?

    • Lisa

      Yup, that’s what I thought too.   Austin’s was gorgeous, but I saw Mondo’s and immediately thought how it was not only amazing, but fit in perfectly with the theme of Godspell.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It’s interesting to me with this competition–a lot of times, I end up thinking, “Those two are very different, but I’d be okay with either.” Generally speaking, my own taste is more in line with Austin’s creations, but I recognize Mondo as being brilliant at what he does. Most of the time, when the two of them are close in the scores, it’s just a question of “What happens to answer the challenge better in the judges’ minds?”

    • Logo Girl

      –Is this the character who sings “Turn Back, O Man”?
      That is what I assumed, though I Googled it and a different actress sings that song in the show…

    • Anonymous

      Turn Back O Man is more the sultry temptress than the rich bitch. (I did Turn Back O Man in my high school production, red feather boa and all. :)) I think this character’s story is rich woman brags about how pious she is for giving so much/humble poor woman gives less but gives all she can…?
       
      I thought the same thing when I saw it — Mondo’s outfit was PERFECT for this show if it’s being done traditionally. I thought they were going for a more modern approach though, so I was rooting for Austin. His was very dramatic and pop star-ish.
       
      Kenley’s looked like a bathrobe. I don’t think the pencil skirt people understood that musicals = singing and dancing, i.e., movement. I don’t think anyone but Mondo really understood the concept of the costume change: You don’t get 2 hours to go to the Garnier hair studio and the L’Oreal Paris makeup room between numbers. :D

  • Anonymous

    24-Hour Granny Panties Catwalk challenge!  I have not watch this show yet….

    • Anonymous

       Ah! Me too, watching it for the first time. Alexa Chung is so much better of a host than this Schmeidi! She’s fast, fluent… doesn’t sound so darn condescending all the time, which drives me nuts with PR

      • Anonymous

        alexa seems like she’s having fun and not taking things so seriously.  schmeidi, whatever her name is, is HELL of annoying.  those eyebrows!  they look like the witch in sleeping beauty.  i just want to rip them off her face, but i think they’re tattooed on.

  • Toto Maya

    Both decisions were the correct ones IMO. Yes, Mondo’s did look like a homeless person, a rich homeless person. From what I saw of the clips of Godspell it looked like it would fit right in. It’s not supposed to look like something a real person would wear, it’s a costume.

  • Anonymous

    Awww, now who is gonna say chic on a weekly basis? Seriously, though, sad to see Kara go before she really got to show her stuff, but I think she’s one of those designers who needs their own timetable to create. She always seemed panicked and frazzled during the challenges.

    Also, yay Mondo. And Jerrell really should consider doing menswear and using himself as the muse. I often find myself digging his own look more than his model’s look.

    • Lori

      She was also panicked and frazzled on “All on the Line.”    She’s got talent, but it’s time for her to step away from the cameras.

    • Anonymous

      i noticed mila’s jewelry too.  it takes a certain chicness to pay attention to your own accessories in the middle of all this.

  • Patsye Peebles

    It was obvious that Mondo and Austin were the ones that would command attention in the theater, which is the way the character was described.  Mondo deserved the win – when his model stepped out she commanded the runway.  Austin’s was pretty fabulous too, but not quite modern enough, despite what the judges said.  Michael’s was just another cocktail dress, and how could he be so praised for choosing a horrible color and then figuring out how to defuse it?  I was surprised he was top three.  Mila really didn’t “get” the brief, and her skirt was awful.  With a better skirt, she would have been just okay.  Poor Kara was just not in her element this year.  She must have been missing her family too much to focus and “get it done”.  She seems to have been finding success in the design world, but it was definitely her time to go.  Hope she is glad to just get to go see her family and not be stressed any more!

  • Lisa

    SO excited for Mondo!  I love Austin – he’s my favorite, always has been, and his outfit was gorgeous!  But as soon as Mondo’s girl walked out, I thought, “Oh, that has to win!”

    I feel bad for Kara, but that really wasn’t good.  I think Mila’s was equally bad, so it’s a toss up as to who should have gone.  

  • Anonymous

    Agree with the win. Mondo’s “looked” like a costume, a good thing this time. I actually think if Kenley had used different colors, hers would have been up there. I wasn’t nuts about Austin’s. I didn’t like the leggings under his skirt. It was a bit Marie Antoinette in the 80s to me. 

    I actually think Mila should have gone home. Hers was hookertastic!

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I agree. But I knew there was NO CHANCE they’d send Mila home when she’s a favorite of theirs (no matter how crappy her look is, it’s gotten praised way beyond its value).  Kara got auf’ed because she’s consistently been on the bottom.

      Good news for me (cuz I can’t stand Mila’s designs kind of across the board) is that she’s now started to be a consistent bottom-rung contestant.  In fact, hasn’t she been on the bottom as often as Michael now?  I think she has a VERY narrow focus, and a single design esthetic, and every time she tries to break out of her box, she flops–like with that horrific skirt this week.  There’s nothing surprising about what she puts out, and since it all looks just the same as everything else she does, the judges know exactly what she’d do in a runway collection.  It’ll be beautifully made…and just like every other garment she’s made on both versions of PR.  And black/gray/dull taupe. And depressing. And very 1960s.  Not to mention that every pair of pants she does are wildly over-worked and often bizarrely unflattering even on a size 0 model.

      But her technical skills are GREAT.

  • Anonymous

    oh shoot, it’s over.  now i have to go clean the bathroom, my in-laws are coming tomorrow.  too bad it’s not a virtual bathroom.  too bad they’re not virtual in-laws.  good thing this isn’t virtual alcohol i’m drinking.

    • Anonymous

      Ah, but the advantage of a “real world” visit from the inlaws is that it will eventually end.  Remember, everything lasts forever on the internet….

  • Anonymous

    What’s sad about Kara’s is that without that hideous bow and wonky slit, it would have been a contender — better than Mila’s by far, and better than Michael’s, and more “realized,” as Georgina would say, then Kenley’s despite Kenley’s fab jacket.  But the judges were absolutely, right, this was the best she had shown and would have skated through the middle when there were more designers, but with only seven, her best was in the bottom three.  If it were strictly this challenge, I’d say Mila should have gone, but once again it’s a matter of cumulation.

    I knew as soon as Mila said that if either Kenley or Kara went, the other would have a meltdown, that one of the THREE of them was gonna go, and it could’ve been Mila just in answer to her smugness.  She’s definitely toying with the hubris-avenging gods a bit, and clearly not attempting to soften her image any.  I thought I remembered her in her season attempting to loosen up as time went on, admitting that she was just slow to do so in a new situation.  But she seems to be having none of THAT this season and determined to stay as aloof as possible.  She is the aloof QUEEN, and like Jerrell not really producing anything to back all that up.

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, okay…from the perspective of actual theatre (I know, not what the show’s about) this challenge was ridiculous.  The designers consult…the writer…the director…and the ACTOR?  How about the numerous other people designing some other aspect of the show?  “The character is really rich.”  Great. 

    Also, how about going over a few basics of stagewear?  Like…how it’s not like normal clothes for any number of reasons.  Mondo’s was easily the best but even that wouldn’t translate very well on stage in most cases.

    Oh, and I love asking an ACTOR “would you wear this costume?”  As if the actor has a choice.  Ridic.

    These gimmicky challenges are frustrating because they could be really interesting, innovative challenges if approached with the right perspective.  Like the Miss Piggy challenge, they approach it from the worst angle possible and it results in work that doesn’t make sense.

    • Anonymous

       Mondo’s was the only one that would properly read from the auditorium. Austin’s was not only dated, but the detailing would vanish from a few feet away. Micheal’s would work on film better than on stage, or at least not this stage.

      As for the others–If Kenley had used a solid skirt, she would have been a contender. Mila also needed a better skirt. I thought Jerrel’s was bland and school-marmish. As for Kara and the Bow of Doom, well, the less said, the better.

    • BuffaloBarbara

       I could see asking the regular actor, had the questions been along the line  of, “Can you do what the part requires  you to do in this costume?”  And I’m going to take it on faith that the brief they showed Austin reading had the requirements at some point… but it would have been smart to actually have that information on the air!

    • Anonymous

      “Also, how about going over a few basics of stagewear?  Like…how it’s
      not like normal clothes for any number of reasons.  Mondo’s was easily
      the best but even that wouldn’t translate very well on stage in most
      cases.”

      Yes!  I thought this would have been a great opportunity to showcase how costume design isn’t just fashion design for actors.  This show seems to never bother with the DESIGN aspect.   The clothes can be as stylish and pretty as all get-out, but if they don’t work as a costume, they fail.  Godspell is a musical; wouldn’t this actor have to DANCE in the costume?

  • Anonymous

    Jesus, what was Kenley thinking when she put that skirt fabric with that jacket?  The jacket was so cool but the skirt – ick.

    • Anonymous

      i kind  of liked the two prints together, it fits with the hippy flower child theme of the piece, but i hated the white feathers.  from the audience they would just look like white stuff dripping down her shoulders and torso.  and they seemed to suck the color out of the outfit.

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

         I was thinking…maybe it’s just a rich woman with no taste?

  • Anonymous

    One final thought.  I think if we’re all to be entirely fair-minded, or at least not completely cynical – okay, maybe utterly Pollyannishly naïve – we might have to all kind of admit that Kenley as it turns out is, well, basically … kinda sweet?  I mean, I’m totally prepared for cat-throwing episodes in the final couple of weeks she probably has left, and, yes, she had her moment of humorously delusional “It must be so annoying for the other designers [how awesome I am]…” but on the whole she seems to have so course-corrected from her season and seems so supportive and downright, well, kind to the other designers, that it strikes me that her biggest problem last time around time was more youth than, say, entrenched personality disorder.  I just put that out there  because it would really kind of suck to be in a reality TV show where you’re forever defined by a time when you’re suffering from that disease called Youth.  And so far, Kenly is winning the prize for Most Changed PR Contestant.   It’s
    kinda nice to see.  Unless, of course, I’m being hopelessly naïve!

    • Anonymous

      This is my first season seeing Kenley (only start watching PR in season 6) and I have to say that I haven’t seen anything particularly annoying about her.  I think all of the contestants that I did see in their season are much more aware of the camera and reserved in All-Stars.  It’s hard to tell if that’s real, or if it’s how it’s being edited.  (Must say that Mila seems mostly unchanged– she is very reserved and intense, and I don’t think there’s a way to change or edit that differently.)

    • Pennymac

      I agree. I’m really beginning to believe that the editing on all Project Runways has been WAY more invasive than I first thought.What we see or don’t see is all determined by folks who want to increase viewership; possibly the only exception being season one. I’ve always liked Kenleys’ retro aesthetic but her argumentative attitude with Tim Gunn and the judges during her season was intolerable. Back in the day I thought the sun rose and set on Tims’ shoulders and was offended on his behalf. She’s either had a complete turn around of her core personality or the editors aren’t presenting her as so much of a  villain. Although the “everybody is jealous of how wonderful I am” comment was pretty obnoxious. Maybe she said it as a joke and it wasn’t presented that way?

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

      I don’t think you’re being hopelessly naive. I absolutely despised Kenley during her season. I just wanted her to go. She was rude and defensive and clueless and downright annoying. But she’s been adorable this time around. Mila  (who I love) can complain all she wants about Kara and Kenley’s antics. It was nice to see Kenley make a friend this season.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       Meh. No one is ever all good or all bad (although reality show editing likes to tell us otherwise) — we’re just seeing her good side now, but that bad cat-throwing crazy is still there. Plus, her voice still annoys the heck out of me and I will *never* forgive her for being rude to Tim Gunn — NEVER! :-)

    • http://twitter.com/bravobrett Brett Ashley Hawkins

      I think aging, more experience, and wowIreallyLookedLikeAnAssholeOnNationalTelevision disorder really helped Kenley between seasons. I think how she originally was is her unfiltered and totally edited to be a dream reality nightmare. I think this season she’s cognizant of how she could come off as. She can’t hide being naturally somewhat annoying, it’s almost endearing at this point. She can put a lid on being facetious and totally rude. She’s definitely grown and though I wouldn’t call her a fairy princess just yet, I’m very proud of her restraint this time around. She has definitely matured and is MUCH smarter. Good for her.

    • Anonymous

      kenley hasn’t had to face any really tough criticism this time around.  isaac can be snide, but he’s nothing compared to nina garcia.  she did come off as the smart-ass young girl who always has to argue with the teacher ( like me when i was in high school.)  she was just so bull-headed that she couldn’t hear their very real concerns.  she kept saying “they’re calling me a copycat” (this is not the elementary school playground, kenley).  what they were trying to say is that you need to know what other designers are doing so you won’t inadvertently create something that’s just been done.  and probably better, since you, miss k., are no alexander mcqueen.  anyways…i’m sure after she realized everyone in the u.s. thought she was an idiot and then getting busted for assault with a cat, she took a look at herself and said hmmm.  maybe i could do things differently next time.  i notice that all the designers are more mature and self-assured this go-round. (except gordana and maybe kara).  just being named as an all star puts a little lead in your pencil i’m sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=303800583 Guy Stridsigne

    I am a big Michael fan… but seriously? Top 3? That was disgusting.

    GET RID OF MILA AND KENLEY! Can’t wait for them to disappear. Talentless hacks. Judges were right on the money with Mila’s = HOOKER

    Austin’s was… poorly constructed from what I could see…

    Jerrell – I can’t believe he is still here either..

    Mondo.. that dress was GORGEOUS.. that Jacket not so much

    Sad face :( Kara is gone.. I figured it would happen eventually.. She just wasn’t producing the work that she used to.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=303800583 Guy Stridsigne

       I might want to say that I didn’t like any of these looks actually.

    • Anonymous

       I think Michael’s was top 3 simply because someone else had to be in the top 3.  Just like Kenley being in the bottom 3.  I really liked Michael’s design, but it was NOT right for this challenge.  And Kenley’s was not nearly as bad as Mila’s.  I thought both were really middle of the road.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

    I felt really sorry for Kara — for Joanne Coles to imply (if not flat out say) that Kara wasn’t worthy of being an AllStar is totally wrong. Kara is a very good designer (and a nice, genuine person), she just doesn’t excel at these made-for-drama compressed design challenges. And you could see how stressed out she was. While I’m not going to quibble with her boot (it’s been coming for a while now) I do think Mila’s look was worse than hers. And don’t even get me started on Jerrell– I’m not a fan of his designs in general (he isn’t even half as good as he thinks he is and his personality isn’t all that either) but that skirt tonight was HID-E-OUS — he made a model look like she was 50 lbs. overweight and it was so unbelievably cheap looking. While I guess the jacket made it better than the bottom 3, it was really bad — I’d even say Kenley’s hot mess was better than his. I hope he’s gone next, then Kenley & Mila. Austin, Mondo, Micheal (by default — that place should have been Rami’s) F3.

  • Anonymous

    Yet again they didn’t show a snippet at the end of the design being worn. Mondo’s would be perfect as far as aesthetic for the first Godspell — maybe this revival is deliberately not referencing late 60s early 70s design and it doesn’t fit in?

    • Anonymous

      I am also disappointed by not seeing the winning look ‘in action’.  Hopefully pictures will show up sometime, somewhere.

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

      I am pretty disgusted because obviously, thanks to the decision to postpone showing PRAS, the winner did NOT get into the Playbill for Godspell, which has been running for some 4 months now. Maybe now they will change the Playbill and add the bio, but it’s late. Same problem as with Miss Piggy–the prize is a crock. And if you look at the pictures of the production, Mondo’s look is not featured, though it’s possible a version of the jacket made it into one scene.

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

    I think Michael’s look should have been for Miss Piggy. Lots of room in the back for the operator, shiny fabric, etc.  Totally useless for the Godspell assignment.
    After thinking quite a bit about it, I think Austin should have won, though as a stageworthy (and runway) look Mondo did have the edge. I thought Austin really designed thoughtfully for this particular show. First, the garments have a shape that can work on any body; you don’t have to be tall and lithe for that hourglass shape to work. I am not sure that’s true of Mondo’s. Then, the actress could be wearing a leotard or other minimal clothing, including the leggings, and be “dressed” with Austin’s pieces by the others onstage, as prescribed, in a really good scene. I think it would be harder to put Mondo’s clothes on top of something the actress is already wearing, and I’m not sure there were enough pieces to make the process interesting (though the idea of that golden gown slipping over the actress’s head onstage is appealing). Third, Austin’s outfit exposes the legs in a way that allows the actress to dance, jump, move around a lot, and that is what they do in this show. It would also be interesting and distinctive from the back and sides, with the panniers, which is good for theater in the round like this.

    • Anonymous

      I think ever dress Michael makes could have been for Miss Piggy.

  • Anonymous

    There are a few things that I did not understand about the brief. Having never seen this play before, why would a rich bitch character need other members of the cast to dress her (on stage ) with items from their own closets? And if they were dressing her with items from their own (presumably not rich ) closets, wouldn’t the items not match and not really be expensive, just what they thought looked “rich”? Also how could any of these items, especially pencil skirts and sundresses be “put on” an actor on stage, it seems to me that the “being dressed on stage” part of the brief would be just as important as the “story”.

    Anyway. I thought Mondo’s best met the brief and looked most like a costume for a Broadway production. Kenley’s was second in my book, if she had made the skirt gown length I think it would have been stellar. I didn’t like Austin’s or Michael’s I thought they were in the bottom , but that would have put Mila in the top (so no). I guess Michael, Mila and Kara would have been my bottom with Kara going home based strictly on past performance.  That would put Jerrel in third.
    So I agree with the win and auf’ but disagree with all the other placements. So there.

    • k op

       Sewing,

      The original productions I saw as a kid had the actors bring out trunks of clothing and dressing themselves on stage for the characters of the play.  It was supposed to have this spare quality, no real stage design or props.  The actors dressed mostly identically except for when they dressed themselves for each song. 

      The latest production sounds similar.  The costumes are supposed to look like they are pulled from an old trunk, yet indicative of character as well.  Yes,  “being dressed on stage” and a thrown together feeling are important aspects that almost all the designers ignored, except Mondo.

      That’s why he won over Austen.  Austen’s felt like a full costume rather than bits and pieces put together from a chaotic wardrobe.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you. That makes a huge difference. So the actors get into character on stage, with a box of (for story telling purposes only) odds and ends to make their own costumes according to what ever character they happen to be at the time.

  • Anonymous

    Turn Back O Man is more the sultry temptress than the rich bitch. (I did Turn Back O Man in my high school production, red feather boa and all. :)) I think this character’s story is rich woman brags about how pious she is for giving so much/humble poor woman gives less but gives all she can…?
     
    I thought the same thing when I saw it — Mondo’s outfit was PERFECT for this show if it’s being done traditionally. I thought they were going for a more modern approach though, so I was rooting for Austin. His was very dramatic and pop star-ish.
     
    Kenley’s looked like a bathrobe. I don’t think the pencil skirt people understood that musicals = singing and dancing, i.e., movement. I don’t think anyone but Mondo really understood the concept of the costume change: You don’t get 2 hours to go to the Garnier hair studio and the L’Oreal Paris makeup room between numbers. :D

    • Guest

      I don’t know how this comment showed up twice. I’m dumb at computers. Sorry!

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

        You are not dumb. Disqus is dumb. Or intentionally evil. Or both.

  • Anonymous

    Joanna was ok at first, but now, more and more, I miss Tim.

    The only reason I’m glad he’s not here is because it’s more a fresh start for all the designers.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely.  It’s totally camera attention driven.   So annoying.   And loud.  

    Poor Mila — too many years around grown-ups.

  • Anonymous

    Burned my eyeballs

  • Anonymous

    I had this idea that they each styled the other’s hair before the runway show.   But I often have silly thoughts about Mondo and Michael. 

  • Anonymous

    I love the chalupita too.  :)

    He’s kind of dour when he works, but his sweetness always comes through —  when he hugged Kara during her meltdown, I squeed a bit.