T LOunge

Posted on March 08, 2012

Darlings, pack a sweater and some sensible shoes because we’re going tree climbing tonight!

The Redwoods Treehouse located north of Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Just don’t look down after your third Martini.

 

So! It’s time to ask The Question, darlings:

Who will be in the Final Three?

We think it’s pretty safe to say Kenley’s the long shot here. The judges have been heaping praise on the remaining three all throughout the competition, even at times when they didn’t deserve it. No, it’s all about correcting past judging mistakes, it seems.

And we’re insanely curious as to what the final episode will be. With no Fashion Week component, we confess we feel a bit less invested in the outcome.

 

[Photo Credit: myLifetime.com, yellowtreehouse.co.nz - Video Credit: myLifetime.com]

 

 

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      mondo austin michael.
      it’s fixed.
      damn.

      edited to put it in proper order.

      • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

        Yep.

        • DunlapElla55745656

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      • kentiesgirl

         Agree.

      • introspective

        Wow were you right. Especially about the fix now that my eyes have been seared by Michaels big green mile of caftan.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      What a fun lounge!

      I’ll have a double Drambuie on the rocks with a Chivas Regal chaser.  To celebrate Micheal’s (soon-to-be) schmauf.

       

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      I would like Michael to be oooutt.  And I would like to go to this treehouse/bar in New Zealand.

    • GorgeousThings

      Oooooh, can I wear my Galadriel costume here?

      The judging isn’t as cracktastic as “regular” PR, but I think it will be a Boy/Boy/Boy finale. The producers judges seem to be in love with the smell of Michael’s farts, so he’s in.

      Oh, did I say that out loud?

      Anyway, I think that our Kitty-throwing Cutie will probably be the next to be schmaufed.

      • ASK26

        But I don’t love the “smell of Michael’s farts”   – but over the course of this season  I think there have been a lot of people here who could substitute Austin’s name in that sentence – and written that he deserved to go but they are glad he didn’t

      • serenitynow02

        I would have some serious Legolas fantasies in that bar.

        I love the word fart. It looks as funny as it sounds.

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

      Based on output this season, I’m not interested to see a collection by Michael—all togas and Miss Piggy red carpet dresses.
      My fantasy final three: Mondo, Rami, Mila
      A girl can dream, can’t she?

      • Ms_Flyover

        Works for me – can we have one of those “previously aufed contestants come back” challenges?

        • Amy Fee Garner

          Now THAT would be a seriously awesome final show:  you b!tches are competing against everyone for the final prize!  Love it!

      • LongTall_Sally

         That’s my personal final 3 too, though I always assumed that Austin would make it.

      • Floyd Thirsby

        The only problem with Rami and Mila is that they made ugly, ugly clothes that no one outside an aging upper middle class suburbanite with “artistic” aspirations would wear.   All you Rami and Mila lovers please answer not-Heidi’s critique of Mila’s last Klingon-casual uniform.  Who would wear that and where?  Or Rami’s final color-blind nightmare of ill-fitting tortured green and purple.  Seriously, fellow New Yorkers, if you were caught dead wearing either of those looks, the only question you would want answered would be : Are people going to laugh behind my back (preferred) or come up and mock me right to my face?  You would deserve it for having passed the hall mirror and gone out with those outfits on a day other that Oct. 31.

      • Glammie

        I’d have liked that.  I’d have *watched* that.  A big spoiler came out on the show ages ago, which included it being basically fixed.  I watched long enough to realize that this was the case.  Just kind of killed things for me.  

        Now, it doesn’t matter that Kenley’s improved or that Mila did interesting work, but got booted before Jerrell and his multiple catastrophes.  

        It’s a version of the Anya coronation all over again, but with a more deserving winner.  Sigh.  Whine.  

    • Anathema_Device

      I’m thinking Kenley or Michael will go home tonight.

      Love this lounge. I need something outdoorsy to drink, if there is such a thing as an outdoorsy drink. Gin & tonic? That works. Or a vodka tonic with Hangar One Mandarin Blossom vodka. A few of those and I’ll be swingin’ from the treehouse bar.

    • Joe J

      Your line about “correcting past judging mistakes” is spot-on, which is probably why I’m finding this season so tedious, since this whole season has felt like an inevitable buildup to crowning Mondo or Austin.  If either of them goes home tonight, I’d be shocked as hell.  

    • Call me Bee

      Michael shoud go–should have gone weeks ago. 
      I remember the last time we were here.  Fabulous place!  And since it’s still summer here, I’ll have a gin and tonic.  Light and refreshing! 
      Check out my nephew’s treehouses:  O2treehouse.com  He can make one for you….

      • greyhoundgirl

        I want a tree house like these!  Wow!

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

          ME TOO!!!! I will have to grow a tree in my yard, first…

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

         SHUT. UP. Those treehouses are amazing!

        • Call me Bee

          Thanks (she says like she built them….!)  I’m a proud auntie.  He did make one on stilts for his mom–she has lots of trees on her lot but they are all small.  So he built the thing in the middle of them. 

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

         SHUT. UP. Those treehouses are amazing!

      • Anathema_Device

         Buckminster Fuller lives!! Very, very cool. Thanks for the link.

    • rainwood1

      Who cares about Project Mondo?  I’m in love with this gorgeous tree bar!

      If there’s any justice (and there probably isn’t), Michael goes home this epi.  Not that it matters.  I’m only watching these days because of you, T Lo.  Otherwise, I’d probably forget it was on tonight. 

    • ASK26

      I’ll get beat up by the Austin lovers but based on their work this season it should be Austin who goes home.      He should have been gone in earlier challenges.  

      Also in a look to be sold to the “masses” – I’d say the other three would seem to be better choices.

      • Anathema_Device

         Austin has underwhelmed me this season, too.

        • SouthernGirlRena

          They’ve all underwhelmed me this season.  As much as I love Rami (and trust me, I would stalk him if he were within a 500 mile radius), I can’t say I really loved anything he did either.  I think Mila did the most interesting pieces.  I am rooting from Mondo by default.  I have to say I don’t dislike Kenley as much as I used to.  It may be all for the camera but she seems genuinely nice and wants the other designers to do well. Her voice still works my last nerve but even that I’m getting used to.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

             I agree about Kenley. I have these memories of her as this righteous biotch with the world’s most condescending attitude, but she’s been a complete sweetie this season. I’ve had a hard time reconciling her to the Kenley of old.

            • holdmewhileimnaked

              i wonder if they are told how to behave or, if not that, which aspects of their personalities to emphasize. then they are made even more of those things via editing. i wonder why nobody thats been on this show hasnt come out w/ an exposé. i suppose they are contractually obliged not to do that; otoh, i would think that at least someone would weigh the pros & cons & amounts of telling all & breaking the contract vs holding fast. again, i’m surprised that after all these years theres been very little of that.

              i could be wrong but i think jay mccarroll did do a smidge of this kind of thing, perhaps? also i think he may have turned down his win? something like that? somebody will know better than i do. as for me, i am just sorry jay mccarroll hasnt done better. i’m on his mailing list & i always feel so disappointed in everything thats happened w/ him, not just his career but even the work he’s made since PR. i really think he’s one of the most talented people theyve ever had but– well, then again, he isnt alone in that.

              anyway, i think some of the abovenoted, first paragraph, has something to do w/ how kenley came across then vs now.

              now i have gotta make my jay mccarrollike self go back to work.

              edited for grammar.

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

              Yes, Jay turned down the prize.  In the first season, the PR contract gave the show a stake in the winning designer’s business for life, on the grounds that the business would be built on the exposure provided, in return for the prize.  Jay didn’t want to give that to them, so he didn’t accept the prize — no money, no support, no nothing.  That clause was then removed for each subsequent season.

            • holdmewhileimnaked

              what an insane clause. entertainment industry entitlement in one of its darkest hours, sounds like.

              i am very tired, i almost spelled that as one of its darkest horses, which is interesting but makes no sense. i think i am gonna retire, as they say, & be back tomorrow.

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

              That would make sense to me.  “Well, that’s a horse of a different color!” 

              When people would ask about why Jay hadn’t been doing much, he explained it was a question of money and why he didn’t have any.  The press on it was not good. 

            • holdmewhileimnaked

              it’s really sad. he has a website & a mailing list & he makes what can sadly best be described as little things: a skirt here, a scarf there. theyre very inexpensive & they arent, even more sadly, all that great. i mean, you can see the potential in them but it’s scarcely realized. then again & somewhat oddly, they tend to look a lot like the dress mondo made tonite & for which, for no real reason, he won–only somewhat less expensive versions. if you, or anyone, wants & doesnt already have a link to jay’s stuff i’d be glad to send it on. i wouldve bought something from him just to be supportive but you really have to be somewhat planklike to wear his dresses & skirts. wont work for me.

              anyway i keep threatening to go to bed & i really am gonna do it this time, i’ve got so much work to do over the next couple days. i gotta have energy for at least doing that.

            • Celandine1

               But the real Kenley emerged tonight when she wouldn’t accept constructive criticism from the guest judge and the mentor who is sponsoring one of the prizes. When a judge tells basically tells you that you need to make a change, you probably should listen. Agree though that I would have rather seen her line than more of Michael’s low cut dresses.

    • Logo Girl

      It’ll be the boys in the finals, but they are trying to create some “false tension” about Mondo being schmaufed.

    • Rroxy

      I never thought I’d root for Kenley, but I loved her electric dress and I’d give a lot to see Michael C leave tonight. I never understood what two lots of judges saw in his… esthetic, such as it is.

    • Rroxy

      Also, it’s downright bizarre that he should have made final four twice when he keeps creating fugly clothes for women with no taste.

    • Ms_Flyover

      Rami, Mila and Kara are all at home, but Michael, Kenley (and unpopular opinion here) Austin are still in.  I’m really glad I didn’t end up vesting any time in this season.

      But dear God, I love the bar this week!

    • Sue_Asponte

      I couldn’t stand Kenley in her first go-round, but she has really turned it around. And she’s been consistently good. She’s far outperformed the others in putting out consistently good outfits. Also, I’m not sick to death of her like I am the others — even Mondo seems burned out and whiney.  

      • CozyCat

        I wouldn’t say she has been consistently “good.”  But I would say that she has never been bad and has managed some good looks.  The others remaining have all had “bad” weeks and have not had any more good weeks than she has.

        Although, if you were to judge the season by single best look, Mondo’s “Godspell” look would give him the season.

    • erinbinek

      The whole season was a ploy to appease those of use who thought Mondo was robbed of the title during his season.  That said, I think it’ll be Mondo, Austin and Kenley.  I hope to God that Michael doesn’t make it, as I still don’t understand why he was chosen for All Stars in the first place.  I’m also not a fan of Austin’s, but that’s my personal preference.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        We don’t know how many former contestants turned B/M down for AllStars. That could explain Michael being there. Just a thought.

    • CPK1

      Austin has been underwhelming but I still want to see a final collection from him – who knows what he will produce. I know what Michael will do and I am not that interested in seeing it

    • ASK26

      I went back and looked at their work this season and there was only one place that  I think Austin definitively won over Michael and Kenley ( questionably in another)   – in episode 5 when Kenley and Michael really sucked

    • karena10

      I would be equally happy with Kenley or Michael going home. Both of them can sew, but design wise are lacking – they seem to make the same things over and over.  Still hoping for Mondo for the win.

    • understateddiva

      It’s sad to see the producers handing out the crack to a whole new set of judges, but it does feel very fixed, yet again.  Boo lifetime.  I’ll have a seltzer with a splash of OJ. 

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        I’ve been reading some of the interviews of the designers who’ve been auffed.  Kind of interesting.  How they knew they were leaving when they suddenly were being followed around a lot more by the producers.  This was before the judging.  In other words, as we suspected all along, when the producers decided it was time for them to go, it was all over, no matter if someone else made something worse.  

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Bunim/Murray can’t even fool the designers then….

        • Call me Bee

          That’s really interesting.  And confirms what we’ve all suspected.  Which makes me really PO’d!! 

        • Girl_With_a_Pearl

          Oh, I should have added, I’m not talking about the Lifetime interviews of course.  

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

          Links?

        • Celandine1

          That’s interesting and not quite unexpected, however, there were only two schmaufs during the show that I disagreed with, Rami’s and Mila’s. Otherwise I thought the judging was fairly good. The others were
          predictable, until Jerell pulled off that winter look and won a challenge. Right up to then it seemed like he was on track to be next. And to be fair, the judges pretty much admitted that they were not happy
          in their choices to send home during that challenge because of the constraints. Oh well, my biggest disappointment was the lack of truly fabulous garments. Everyone seemed to play it safe and predictable,
          except Mila, and her risks were not often successful with the judges.  The best individual garments I thought were Rami’s Miss Piggy dress which was really unexpected for him and made me smile, Mondo’s Godspell costume, and Kenley’s lighted coat and dress.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I’ll put in for Mondo, Michael and Kenley, cause its Lifetime, and there has got to be a plucky female, struggling against great odds. Oh, and I’ll have a Lemon Drop, very tart, please.

    • michelle shields

      early bedtime for me so I’m skipping the lounge tonite. I’m still on Team Mondo!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Love the bar-very cool!  I’m leaning toward Kenley surviving as they might think an all guy final isn’t as appealing to the Lifetime demographic? 
      I suspect Austin or Mondo will win because the folks behind PR know that both were popular, and in Mondo’s case, turned out a very entertaiing final collection.  As long as it isn’t Michael. I don’t dislike him, I just don’t find him to have much originality or vision.

    • WritingWonder

      Mondo, Austin, Michael. But Kenley for me is a toss up for cry-baby whiny-ass Michael.  I’m really not crazy about mid-century anything, and especially the 50s mono-aesthetic she’s stuck in.  But…she may be better than Michael.

      And what ARE they going to do for a finale???  That is a cool question, isn’t it?

      Having a wine (Sanders Ridge Round Hill) pizza party tonight as we dis the designers…

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

         I like Kenley’s stuff, but she definitely does just one thing. Michael isn’t great but he sometimes stumbles into a good idea- the coat was the best thing he did.

    • Mildred20

      I’d say it will be Austin, Mondo and Kenly, not necessarily in that order.  They each have a distinct point of view, Michael does not.  He makes some nice clothes, but he’s a mimic.

      I would think Joanna Coles will have much input since she will have to work with the winner for a year.  I can’t see her working with Michael for that long.

    • MilaXX

      Lifetime wears me out with the DRAMATIC! promo clips. Enough already.
      A martini sounds good. It’s been a day from hell. My money is on Kenley being the auf tonight, but I almost don’t care. This season just feels too fake to make me want to give a damn. Still watching, but almost out of an OCD need to stick with the show I once loved.

      • Sara__B

        I’m in complete agreement with you, right down to having a day from hell. Here’s a toast to the good old days of PR, to the end of a lousy day, and to the hope of a great episode tonight that rekindles our interest!

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

      I will have a Red Bull and vodka, because I’m moving out of my apartment and haven’t started packing, really, yet, so I will need to put three rooms into boxes before Monday at 9 a.m. when the movers show up. And I have a LOT of clothes and books. So, while I will feel guilty sitting down to watch PR, I will try to press gimcrackery into boxes during the breaks and hope that Michael is bested by Kenley, which is saying a lot, because I don’t like her much, either. Then again, maybe Mondo’s bad mood will do him in? Naw, it’s fixed for the boys, so that’ll never happen.

      • Call me Bee

        Wow–good luck with that packing!  I know you can do it! 

      • Lisa

        Good luck with the packing, Sarah!  Hey, I packed one night for a move the next day with a sudden attack of the flu.  The movers were coming the next day, and I had no choice.  If I can do it, you can do it!

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

          I did do it, and not a speck left in the apartment! New house looks like an episode of Hoarders, but at least it’s over! Thanks! :)

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

      I think Rosie the Riveter is a goner tonight.

      –GothamTomato

      • Lisa

        But your drink!  What are you having to drink tonight, GT?

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

          My favorite: Pomegranate juice and seltzer.

          –GothamTomato

          • Lisa

            Oohhh!  That sounds good!  I may give that a whirl for the finale.

    • Lisa

      I wouldn’t mind seeing Michael get his ass handed to him tonight.  If I have to watch him do his Taylor Swift imitation for the rest of the season, I’m gonna scream.  Besides, dare I say it, I like Kenley this time around.  As long as my Austin doesn’t get schmaufed, that’s all that matters to me.

      I’m gonna keep it simple – I’d like a lovely glass of chardonnay, and I’m good to go.

      • melizer

         Taylor Swift imitation! lol!

        • Lisa

          I can’t take credit for that joke – I read it somewhere else (coulda been TLo, I don’t remember), but it wasn’t mine.  I have to be honest!

    • rorschach1992

      I think this whole thing was engineered to have Michael and Mondo be the final two, however I’m really hoping the final three are Kenley, Austin and Mondo. I’d like to see Michael exit tonight, but I feel this whole things was fixed from the conception of the idea to even have All-Stars, especially when I saw both of them would compete. I am curious as to what the finale would be.

    • Kate4queen

      I think they’ll keep Kenley and send Michael home.

    • Sara__B

      I think Bettie Page version 2.1 is going home tonight, but I’ve been wrong every single week.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLSER5H3A6FPBAZOEIQIOBHAYM Elizabeth Rust

      Oh, I wish I could visit that bar for real! But “virtual” will just have to do for now. So I’ll have a “Walk in the Moonlight” (black tequila, vodka, lime juice, simple syrup) while I hope that either Michael or Kenley goes home tonight. [It won't break my heart if it works out otherwise, though. Austin's a sentimental favorite but he hasn't always stepped up to the challenges as well as others, and while I thought Mondo wuz robbed during his own season, I don't see him as being ahead of the pack this time. And it may come down to how they do on the day.]

      GoryDetails

      • calimon

        Yah, I honestly don’t see Mondo winning the grand prize this season, even though I really wanted to in the beginning. I had high hopes for him. I really didn’t like either of his last two projects. He just ain’t bringin’ it. 

      • Amy Ellinger

        ooh, that sounds yummy!

    • butterflysunita

      I haven’t been watching, but based on my thoughts about producer shenanigans I would say Mondo, Kenley and Austin.  

    • Susan Crawford

      Phew! After the trek to the Redwoods Treehouse, just mix me up a gigantic pitcher of martinis and let me catch my breath. Spent the day talking with my film students about the depiction of violence in some classic American films, so between the clips from “Raging Bull”, “The Godfather”, and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Frenzy”, I am ready for the violence of the design workshop and the catwalk. 

      I know there’s the usual Bunim/Murray soap-opera agenda tucked into this episode . . . so what could it be?

      Kenley IS the wild card. She hasn’t got a lot of judge-love, but overall, she has been presented (read: edited) as a kinder, gentler Kenley on PRAS. Kinder, gentler – but also LOUD and a little cray-cray, but definitely not the off-putting gal she was during her season. So is she going to end up as the spoiler for one of the garcons? And if so, which one?

      I doubt it would be Mondo, since despite his occasional moodiness and snippiness this time around, his fans are still actively smarting from the cracktastic loss to Wretchen the Granola Queen. Mondo simply cannot be sent home this episode.

      Now, I promise you all that if Kenley Wild Card trumps the posing drama queen that is Michael . . . your gleeful bitter kitten Susan will be swinging from the rafters of our TLounge venue like a monkey on meth!

      Austin definitely deserves a slot in the final three. I say this for no other reason than that I need at least another two episodes to figure out whether that damned moustache is real or fake. And because I always enjoy his personal catwalk/judging outfits as much or more than his designs for his models.

      I’m paying no attention to any of the promos on Lifetime, since they are ALWAYS lame-o attempts to lead us down some cul-de-sac of crisis that never quite develops. So keep the pitcher of martinis full, and let’s enjoy ourselves in the New Zealand night.
       

    • granddelusion

      But they LOVE Kenley.

      • dress_up_doll

        You’re right. They do seem to love Kenley this time around. So, I’m thinking the final three would be Austin, Mondo & Kenley.I’ll have a nice, refreshing gin & tonic.

    • Amy Ellinger

      oh arboreal gorgeousness!!  My usual Jameson 12 year and ginger ale, please :-)

      Mondo, Austin, Michael. They’re going to milk allll the drama they can from Mikey.  Kenley deserves to be in the top three (geez, that must be the jameson talking already) but I doubt she’ll get there. She’s unimaginative, but girl can sew and fit a dress/romper.

    • calimon

      Here on the west coast with no cable, so it’ll have to wait ’til the weekend. But, with clear skies and the sun setting, I’ll take a Surfer on Acid, please.

      • Amy Ellinger

        cali, pray tell, what is a Surfer on Acid??

        • calimon

          1/2 oz Jagermeister® herbal liqueur
          1/2 oz Malibu® coconut rum
          1/2 oz pineapple juice
          Pour ingredients into a stainless steel shaker over ice and shake until completely cold. Strain into a large shot or old-fashioned glass and shoot.Read more: Surfer On Acid recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink527.html#ixzz1oa0XsKhx

          A female bartender recommended to my sister and I once upon a time somewhere in downtown San Diego. We grimaced when she described the Jagermeister part, but she swore we would like it…and we totally did!

          • Amy Ellinger

            **thoughtful nod** I can see that working well….even with the jager, haha!!

    • Qitkat

      I don’t care who stays, as long as Michael goes home >:-p

    • jjfg

      I figured Mondo and Austin would be here, and was hoping Rami would be as well.  The only shoo-in for the finale, IMO, is Mondo;  the other three have all made plenty of mistakes this season.  There were times when I thought either Michael or Austin would be schmaufed.  Kenley has been pretty consistent, but she’s also been pretty predictable, up until last week (when she was the winner in my house). 

      I also feel surprisingly uninvested in the finale.  I am sick of Michael, but quite frankly I’m very over Mondo, and Austin is as stuffed in his own little world as is Kenley.  I hope there’s a clear loser tonight and the winners freaking BRING IT in the finale.  I’m starting to feel as if this season has been a series of flashbacks rather than something fresh and interesting.

    • http://theadventuresofmissparadox.tumblr.com/ Miss Paradox

      I would like to see final collections from Mondo, Austin, and Kenley. From my tentative comment-absorbing, I gather that I’m in the minority with the latter, but my personal aesthetic has been pleased with the well-sewn garments she’s put out this season. I didn’t see her original season, and, hey, I’d wear a dress every day of the week, so perhaps I’m biased in my anti-bias, blindly ignorant. But, in the end, I’d prefer seeing more clothes from her than from Michael.

      In any case, I’m weirdly excited that I’m watching PR when it’s actually on, and that I get to comment on a TLounge post when it’s actually relevant. :]

    • Gianni_Rubino

      I do want it to be Mondo, Kenley & Austin, with Michael going home, but, I want them to genuinely earn it.  I don’t have it in me to think that Michael earned a place in the finale and then see him get axed.   How many walls will he punch this time?

    • Pennymac

      I am so bleary eyed that if I drank tonight I’d be asleep in the next two minutes. I did get to see Sir Elton John in concert in Charelston last night, so the lack of sleep was worth it. And like a true bitter kitten, I judged his outfit! Black suit with a frock coat studded in crystals with a pink dancing showgirl in crystals on the back. He did not dissapoint!

      Austin, Mondo, and Michael. The last of the Andrews Sisters needs to leave.

      • SouthernGirlRena

         Ohh, I love Elton John.  And I love Charleston.  Totally worth losing sleep over that combo. 

    • Pennymac

      Ooh. Michael posted on his FB page that he’s at a viewing party in NYC with Nannette. Hope thats not too spoilerish.

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

      Man, a Nanette Lepore RTW challenge? This has Kenley written allllll over it.

    • melizer

      Oh, hey!  My TiVo just informed me that it’s PR time!  No way I want to be up in that tree drunk, I learned that lesson in Kyoto after trying to exit by steppingstones through a pond after too much sake!

    • GenXcellent

      I wonder if she’ll be nicer on this than she was on Top Model (many cycles ago). 

    • MilaXX

      The wrong designers are left for a challenge requiring a simple design.

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

      GREAT IDEA FOR A CHALLENGE!! Save the Garment Center! (or what’s left of it)

      –GothamTomato

    • nosniveling

      ugh, please let Michael go home!  croc-o-caftan :(

    • BPlease

      Michael, please leave tonight. 

      Mondo, get the fuck over yourself.

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

        That about gets to the heart of it.

    • Onymous

       I don’t know how this will turn out, but so far it’s pretty cool for the usual RTW challenge.

    • melizer

      Really, Kenley, ANOTHER variation on polka dots – peacock polka dots?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I didn’t think this day would come, but Mondo just made me really dislike him… in favor of Kenley.  I mean, I’m not a Kenley disliker in the first place, but still, of the two, you think of Mondo as the nice one.

      Except for the sketching thing.  We’d JUST SEEN why designers need to be able to sketch.  We’d seen that he couldn’t convey his idea to the business people.  She mentioned to Michael that maybe Mondo needed to be taught to sketch. And she was right.  And instead of saying, “Yes, I should learn to sketch” (and frankly, Michael owes him a tutoring session after the sewing tutorials in their season), he starts getting pissy about his “process.”  Sorry, but if your process doesn’t allow you to properly present your idea to potential sources of funding, then your process needs to evolve.  This is a business.  If he doesn’t like the business part of it, maybe he should just stay home in his studio and sew for fun.

      • Lisa

        Yup, I just posted close to the same thing up above.  Mondo’s just become so negative and such a downer this season.

      • SatelliteAlice

         I agree completely!!  If you can’t sell your work then you can’t get anywhere now can you.

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

        He doesn’t sketch because he can’t — simple as that.  And I’d be fine with it if he just said that.  I only sketch if I absolutely have to for a customer, because I’m awful at it.  (I can only work in 3D apparently) But no, instead, he’s all about his process.  Dude, you’re floundering clothing designer, not Van Gogh. 

        • BuffaloBarbara

           Maybe he’d benefit from using some of the technology–get some pre-made forms on the computer, and enough general shapes to use to give  client a better idea of what you mean than scribbles.  I can’t sketch either, God knows (I never worked harder for any grade than I did for managing to barely pull a C in figure drawing)… but I’m not trying to sell visual ideas to a client.

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

            Since I do custom stuff, I don’t have to deal with buyers, which makes it a lot easier for me to get away with no sketching.  But I use either a) a random CG model to sketch on, or b) photos of the person I’m sketching for.  I really prefer using photos, because while it is very strange seeing this drawn image on the photo, it allows me to account for exact proportions.

            • BuffaloBarbara

               I think that sort of approach would have been enough.  If he’d said, “Look, I’m not a great sketcher, but this is the idea I’m going for…” rather than, “I do not sketch, sketching is not what I do…” I’d have had a lot more respect for it.  It just seems like it’s a pretty basic tool of the business at that level (pitching to someone who will fund manufacturing)–disdaining it doesn’t seem like good sense.

            • Sweetbetty

               I remember Chloe Dao telling Tim she “didn’t sketch” in Season 2 of PR, and she ended up winning.  But she was more apologetic about it than Mondo, who was defensive of his lack of ability.  I studied drafting in school and in the first chapter of the first book on drafting I opened it explained the reason for knowing/learning drafting was to convey the idea of the person with the concept to the person(s) who would be buying/making/funding the product.  No matter how little drawing talent a person has he can surely work with aids, such as others have described, to convey his idea. 

    • blondie65

      The final three will be Mondo, Austin and Michael.  They’ve been far too in love with Michael over Kenley.  I’d rather see Kenley’s final collection, (and I can NOT believe I just wrote that), but there is someone on that judging panel with super, unexplicable Michael love.  That or they are just trying to redeemn/make up to him for all the mean-girl stuff from his season.  And they figure the ‘kinder’ edit they gave Kenley was enough of a reward for her.  I’m not always this cynical, but this show is so in the producers’ hands now it’s almost not watchable..even with this level of talent.  I truly can’t imagine watching another season. 

      That having been said, my choice for the final three would have been Mondo, Mila and either Austin or Rami.  B/c Rami’s shmauf was bu!!shi+ (as was Mila’s) and I bet he would have rocked several of those challenges… and Austin just didn’t always.  But we can’t know b/c Rami wasn’t there (and I have a soft spot for Austin).

      • melizer

        Agreed!  I’d *rather* see Kenley’s final collection.  That doesn’t mean I want to see it at all.  I’d actually want to see Mila’s or Rami’s.

    • SatelliteAlice

      I want Micheal to go home.  I want it with every fiber of my being because his obscenely fake attitude makes me cranky but I think it will be Kenly.  At least she is honest about being annoying.

    • Cheri Lee

      Ugh Michael is annoying me.

    • BPlease

      Michael’s an asshole.  I can’t believe how effective his urr-durr bullshit is at convincing people that he’s just a sweet little bear.  He’s only negative – ONLY – in his TH’s.  He’s arrogant and he’s fucking tasteless.  I can’t stand him.

      I also am just fucking over the constant Mondo arcs in each episode – “I can’t do it! Oh, I won??”  (tearstearstears).  God.

      • cheesebomb

        Is he seriously complaining about other people making the same sort of thing over and over again?

    • melizer

      I’m not surprised Mondo isn’t loving doing what he usually loves.  I’d have liked to have seen what they could do in a competion without being rushed and without all the restrictions.

      • Sweetbetty

         Speaking of restrictions, what about the budget for this challenge.  There have been complaints in the past they the designers were given a budget of only $100, or even more, and here they are with budgets in the medium double digits.  Now that’s gotta be a struggle for them.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      It’s the Bra Conversation Part II.

      • GenXcellent

        I love the Bra Conversation! Because it’s so true…especially for this challenge which is a retail challenge. 

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      I miss Rami.  Actually, I want RuPaul to hire Rami as one of the Pit Crew.  Rami is one of those men, along with the Gos, the Hamm, the Fass, etc. that should not ever be allowed to wear clothes.  Like, is it freezing outside?  Make them wear a fur Speedo, with see-thru inserts.  See-Thru being my favorite color.

      • quiltrx

        Amen to this.  Rami should wear the fewest clothes possible, all the time.  I’m thinking a show centered around him designing couture clothing while wearing boxer briefs would be VERY popular.

    • Cheri Lee

      Ok Mondo, I have a pitbull and she is ALL CUTE!!

      • Onymous

        He was probably thinking of Bull Terriers, which seem to be a love or hatem dog.

    • dress_up_doll

      Mondo’s dress is fug. At least at this point it is.

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

      Kenley, stop being so stubborn, girl. You have the tools to win this thing if you just LISTEN TO THE CRITICISMS. 

      • Lisa

        I know, I know.  I feel bad for her – I think she’s going home tonight.  She’s being so stubborn, and I wish she wouldn’t.

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

          And this should be a lock for her. Dammit.

    • melizer

      Poor Mondo, he needs a hug and a recharge…

    • MilaXX

      Oh Mondo, a backpack is too juniors. 

    • Lisa

      God, it pains me to say this, because I loved Mondo in his season.  But he’s just such a negative pain in the ass this season.  I hate seeing him be such a drag – just the constant running commentary of shit talking the other designers.  It just kills me, because he was so sweet in Season 8.

      • melizer

        I suspect both Kenley and Mondo are both exactly as they were last season.  It’s just the “magic” of editing.

      • MilaXX

         I agree, but if I’m honest and really reflect back, Mondo was entirely sweetness and delight. Until he was paired with Michael he sided with the means girls. I think it was the revelation of his HIV status and his ability to admit to being a jerk to Micheal that made him likeable. I don’t think he was a s negative as he is this season,, but he wasn’t a perfect little angel either.

    • cheesebomb

      I am really, really hoping Michael’s model flashes the judges inadvertently. 

    • MilaXX

      lord help me I like Kenley’s but I agree with Mondo that the prints need to be lined up.

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

        Yeah, when you’re letting a print do all the work in a simple dress, it has to be impeccable. Making sure the prints line up is, like, the lowest common denominator in that sense.

        • jessieroset

          I totally agree that the print needs to line up but wouldn’t that be next to impossible on their budget? She really shouldn’t have picked that print no matter how pretty.

          • Sweetbetty

             Absolutely.  We should have seen a column of full peacocks down the back of her dress, which should have been easy to achieve if she had the correct amount of fabric.  The front, with its seams and darts, probably couldn’t have been helped, but there again she chose the wrong print for her design.

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

         Totally. She has repeatedly been called on that by the judges. It drives me nuts. It just shows no attention to detail.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Yeah–she was right about the sketching, and he was right about lining up the prints.  (Though on the back, it looked like she was trying for a pattern effect in the print; it just didn’t work right.)

    • Cheri Lee

      I want to see Michael cry for some reason.

    • melizer

      Michael’s suddenly made me remember that winner of last season who shall-not-be-named.  It was a very unpleasant memory.

      • indigospade

         I’d rather have lord voldemort here than Michael…
        oh wait you don’t mean Voldemort? You mean An-*gets cut off*

        I’d rather have her here too over Michael. Girl never had an attitude problem at least.

        • BuffaloBarbara

           Funny you should mention Lord Voldemort.  I finally thought of what that horrible green they keep pushing on us is… it’s Avada Kedavra green.

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        Agreed!  Shudder.

    • indigospade

      Let us reflect on who we have lost so far before Michael “Hold on I got tears in my eyes” Costello…

      -crazy pixie Elisa
      -Double All Star Sweet Pea
      -Queen of knitwear, Gordana
      -Feisty dark April
      -Walking Soundbyte Austin
      -King of Drapery Rami
      -old vet Kara
      -Baroness of Color Blocking Mila
      -Bohemian Embellish-er Jerell

      And potentially Miss Eleanor Roosevelt Scarlett, Pinup Kenley, or Prince of Prints Mondo…

      hmmmm

      my question here is… how?

      and how did folks from his season like andy, casanova and PEACH not get chosen instead?

      • nancylee61

        I don’t get it about Michael at all. He is very limited, in my view.

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

        Baroness of Color Blocking. LOVE. 

      • Lisa

        I think you mean walking sound byte Anthony.  Austin’s still here.

        • indigospade

           thank you :)

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Oh, Casanova! I’d have loved to see Casanova!

        Er, sorry, not the point.  I don’t get Michael at all.

    • jilly_d

      I’m watching about 10 minutes behind everybody tonight, but I just want to say “HEY!  My pit bull takes offense to that remark, Mondo! She’s so CUTE that she’s cute, asshole.”

    • Stubenville

      The only thing I’ve liked in the workroom was Mondo’s dress.

      • melizer

        It looks like it fits with the guest judges’ collection.

    • dschubba

      That is one crinkly swing coat.

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

        Yeah, it’s a good design, but that thing is a MESS.

    • Onymous

      Because I always get out of the swimming pool with perfect hair…

    • indigospade

      Yes Mondo, because any girl wants to wear a poncho dress…

      and if she did and she walked by me, I’d laugh and make her cry because that girl would be delusional

    • Stubenville

      Michael or Kenley for the schmauff, Mondo FTW.

      • Lisa

        I think it’s going to be Kenley getting schmaufed, which makes me sad.  Plus, it looks like she’s going to get beat up on during the after show, which is already pissing me off.

    • Cheri Lee

      I actually liked Mondo’s in a “its different” kind of a way. The bottom sucks though.

      • Sweetbetty

         My thoughts exactly; that ruffle on the bottom looks cheap and amateurish. 

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

      Not terribly impressed with any of these, honestly. Letdown, you guys.

    • Kyle Crawford

      DAMN…. Kenly won this .

      • Kyle Crawford

        hmmmm…maybe not

    • Lisa

      Jesus – I’m surprised the theme from “Maude” didn’t start playing when Michael’s girl came down the runway!

      Really, Mondo, you were in a dark place yesterday?  You don’t say?  For real?  Newsflash – you’ve been in a dark place for the whole entire season.  Wednesday Addams called – she said to lighten the fuck up.  That said, his dress is really pretty.

      Poor Kenley – I think she’s going home!

    • cheesebomb

      Michael’s isn’t overtly sexy? Really?

      • SouthernGirlRena

        I am speechless at some of the things that come out of Isaac’s mouth.  Either he has a Jerseylicious taste level, he is reading a script regardless of what is standing in front of him, or he is just playing mind games with the designers. 

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

          Or all of the above…

    • indigospade

      I’ve seen bomb pops with more taste than Mondo’s dress.

      and why has michael made an anya dress?

      • Stubenville

        Not to be pedantic, but I think Michael actually sewed his.  =)

        • Lisa

          OHHHHH, SNAP!! :-)

      • jilly_d

        indigospade, that bomb pops comment might be the best thing I’ve ever read on this board.  well done.

    • MilaXX

       Austin’s read like a coat.
      Michael’s is still impractical, but it’s better than his last caftan. it should have been knee length.
      I really like Mondo’s dress
      I really like Kenley’s. She’s right her dress in terms of retail could go size 0 – 26 and still be wearable. I wonder if the not matched patterns will get her dinged.

      • cheesebomb

        I’m definitely bigger than model sized and have rather busty boobs. I could wear Kenley’s or Austin’s. No way in hell I could wear Mondo’s or Michael’s. I feel like they should have made them put these on “real women” rather than models. 

      • Onymous

         They haven’t dinged her for unmatched patterns all season. Gah.

        • introspective

          Of all the snarky “rag on your fellow competitors in the confessional” comments- Mondo’s was the one with the most basis in reality. Kenley- for someone who loves prints so much- is damn sure careless when it comes to lining them up… But will this mean the scmauf for her???

        • melizer

          They *have* pointed it out Every Single Time, though, haven’t they?

          • Onymous

             Have they? I don’t remember any.

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

      They like Michael’s fug caftan? SERIOUSLY?

      • introspective

        Agreed!! Isaac just asked Kenley for something more inspired on the runway. Um really!?

        Cant get more uninspired than the same old caftan that ive seen everywhere and certainly seen from Michael C more than a few times. Crackpipes are out.

        • Lisa

          Yup.  This doesn’t look good for Kenley if they like that tent that Michael sent down the runway – AGAIN.

      • cheesebomb

        And apparently Kenley is haughty and did what she wanted to do without taking advice, but Michael and Mondo didn’t?

      • melizer

        I want to snatch it and fling it in my suitcase! (no thanks)

        • introspective

          I wanna snatch that green fug and fling it in the nearest trash can.

    • bryrosea

      Austin is in trouble here.

      • Lisa

        Naaah, he’ll be fine. They liked his coat.

    • GenXcellent

      Michael’s dress is if Anya could make sleeves. 

    • dschubba

      What does the finale even entail? Do we know?

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

      Mondo’s dress is fug. I’m sorry, but it is. That’s a multipatterned box with some fur on the bottom. 

      • cheesebomb

        And apparently they are selling it. WTF

        • Stubenville

          If they think they’ll have a big enough run, they’ll just custom print “all in one” fabric instead of using four different prints and slash their production costs

          • cheesebomb

            That I can understand from a cost perspective. But it is still ugly as hell.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      What the hell with the caftan thing?  Seriously.  What. The. Hell.

      And in that godawful green on top of it?  Why do they keep pushing that green?  What on earth are the judges thinking?  No woman in her right mind would wear Michael’s dress.  Even the model looked like complete crap in it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

        Many women do look good in that green (chartruse?) and its quite popular this year.  I love that color – I am a pale redhead.

        • BuffaloBarbara

           That’s a mileage varies thing, I guess.  I’ve seen women who look great in spite of it, but never because of it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

            Exactly, YMMV.
            Put me in any shade of purple and I look like I have the martian death flu, anything with a yellow undertone and I glow.

    • jessieroset

      Christ on a cracker, please send Michael home.

      • berkeleygirl

        AMEN!!!

    • FrancisBQuotes

      Is it just me or is Michael’s dress basically a tamer version of that Jennifer Lopez dress from a few years back?

      • amywinns

        I absolutely had the same thought. And frankly, I liked the Versace better on Jennifer Lopez. (though of course not as much as I loved it on Trey Parker at the Academy Awards!!!)

    • dress_up_doll

      I think Kenley’s getting the schmauf.

    • indigospade

      I love the JCpenny ellen degeneres commercials <3

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

        Me too! She cracks me up.

        • Sweetbetty

           Especially the play on “I Love Lucy”.

      • Stubenville

        The funniest one I’ve seen is the 6 AM “I Love Lucy” one with the third twin bed.

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

          That’s my favorite, too. I love her headscarf and the Lucy-like face she makes at the end. 

        • indigospade

           I love the “pray tell my fair lady”

        • CozyCat

          My favorite is the ancient roman receipt…carved into a stone tablet:  “Isn’t it kind of heavy to carry around?”

          LOL!

          • Stubenville

            I have not caught that one yet – I’ll have to look for it. 

            I love these commercials – Ellen is so perfectly deadpan and the “why do stores do this crazy crap” theme is right on.

    • BPlease

      Why are none of the judges saying: Okay, remove the extensions-based ponytail and the long necklace on Michael’s model.  NOW, do you like the dress?  Is it still wearable and subtly sexy?  Or are boobies and shoulder blades suddenly exposed or overexposed?

      And that “Michael is designer, Kenley is contemporary” thing?  I usually agree with Georgina, but they can all miss me with that nonsense.  Michael’s aesthetic is Paris Fucking Hilton, not grown-up, spendy, sophisticated woman.

      • berkeleygirl

        It’s a total rip-off of Jennifer Lopez’s infamous Grammy dress, just cut a smidge higher.

        • dschubba

          Ehh… there’s much less desperation in Michael’s dress.

      • CozyCat

        I think it’s true that Michael reads “older” and Kenley “younger.”  What worries me is that Neiman Marcus plays more to the former.

      • MilaXX

         exactly! He covered the plunging neck and back & did exactly what he wanted.

    • Joe J

      At this point, I am actually hoping that they’ll pull a “Hey, NOBODY goes home tonight”, for the first time ever.

      • berkeleygirl

        I’m more than ready to see Michael go home.

        • Joe J

          I do as well, but I HIGHLY doubt he is.  Hence my hoping.

    • Onymous

      Mondo wins? Whatevs

    • melizer

      oh no oh no…is everyone going through? no no no

    • indigospade

      Wow! The beach towel in my mother’s linen closet won! *head hits keyboard* hidsuisfhsdfhlafajdhsadfsds

    • Stubenville

      Yay! The Mexi-pixie wins! Maybe this will break his funk.

      • melizer

        Whee!

      • jessieroset

        loved his dress. I would absolutely wear it on a beach vacay in a hot second. Mondo really is a master at pattern mixing.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Is it me, or was everything out there kind of crappy this week?  Then again, that’s often true in the last pre-finals challenge.

      • Onymous

         Yeah, no one won this challenge.

      • Pennymac

        Its not you.

      • sleah_in_norcal

        i was s disappointed that the challenge was so limiting and so plebian.  make a cheap dress that any woman can wear.  i would have liked to se a more creative challenge with a big budget, so the designers could really cut loose.  but it did bring out kenley’s stubbornness, no?  looks like she still has some learning to do about working with others.

        • BuffaloBarbara

           I was actually kind of glad to see a business-based challenge (the whole competition is with the thought of running one’s own business in sight as the prize), but I think it probably should have been earlier on. (And the price points better explained.  I only know some of it because of watching Joe Zee on TLo’s advice… and even with that, the thought of a $500 rain coat still just makes me laugh uncontrollably.)

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

            I love the market challenges — that’s how I do my best work.  You ask me for avant-garde and I’m lost.  Evening I can do, but I’m not as experienced.  But you want something that looks great to toss on in the morning, and I’m your girl. 

    • Lisa

      Wow, Mondo won – I wonder what kind of negative spin he’ll put on it?

      And look at how sweet and congratulatory Austin is to him – and all Mondo does is shit talk Austin behind his back.

      NOOOOOO!!!!  Michael’s in!  And Kenley goes home!  I’m sad…

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Me, too.  Michael should have been out several challenges ago, and Kenley’s dress, while not perfect, was way better than his here.  I don’t get it at all.

        I’m not even sure it’s judging manipulativeness on this show particularly.  I feel like they’re trying to play a huge practical joke on fashion in general, pretending that sickly green caftans are pretty, to see if they can get impressionable people to wear them so they can point and laugh.

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

         Yeah, but she said “Congratulations” and headed straight to Austin, not to Mondo who’d just won.

        As to the shit talking, everyone does it, there’s a lot of editing going on post-production, which explains Kenley’s changing hair & Austin’s vanishing stache.

        Kenley is destined to have a super cute boutique shop, but I can’t see her as being more than a niche designer.

        • Lisa

          She said “congratulations” to all three of them, meaning they got to the finals.

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

      Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I hate him!

    • lessax3

      Rather wear Kenley’s garments.

    • jessieroset

      fuckin a that’s ridiculous.

    • melizer

      YES!  WHOO-HOO!  No more Kenley!

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

       BULLSHIT.

    • Snailstsichr

      I just do not get the caftan love. Who really wears them?

      • MilaXX

         Maude?

        • Stubenville

          And that’s a rather limited market since Bea Arthur is dead.

          • Snailstsichr

            snort!!

            • MilaXX

               so basically Michael made a dress that 2 old ladies from the 70′s would wear & that’s fashion forward?

            • Carla Williams

              Oh, no, ladies, I LOVE my caftan (I’m 46), but only around my house after a particularly restful bath. I’ve never crossed my threshold in it.

            • amywinns

              Oh! Well if that’s a metric for “women will buy it” then designers better start cranking out ratty old t-shirts and drawstring flannel pj bottoms! ‘Cause all of us are more likely to wear those than we are to wear caftans/tents out to dinner.

          • Sweetbetty

             I was going to say Mrs. Roper but I believe she’s dead too.  I would love to have a lifestyle where I could lounge around in caftans all day but they just aren’t practical for anything but lounging.

        • Snailstsichr

          I could only think of Mrs Roper.  :)

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

        What boggles me is that it isn’t hard to make a better fitted maxi dress.  I recently did one for a friend that was two separate layers, a fully integrated foundation for support, and a back designed to allow it to transition between sizes since she’s been losing weight and it took 3 days. 

        Or a sheath dress.  They are ridiculously easy to make and fit.

    • MilaXX

      Mondo sounds like he’s been taking how to be a faker lesson from Micheal.

    • littlelistmaker

      Ugh, so disappointed. Michael is so awful. He will never improve.

    • berkeleygirl

      I’m convinced that the only reason they keep Michael on is to avoid his breakdowns.  Kenley was robbed.  Not only does she have a vision, but she has technique Michael can only begin to dream of.

      • cheesebomb

        I am so tired this season of hearing Kenley getting knocked on for the same exact shit Mondo and Michael have been spitting out. Kenley gets lectured about attitude, which Mondo (I hate to say) and Michael have been spewing left and right. Kenley has been lectured for not listening to suggestions while Mondo and Michael put their fingers in their ears and go “la, la, la.” Kenley gets crap for making the same sort of thing while Mondo and Michael replicate what they’ve sent down the runway before. This is ridiculous.

    • Kyle Crawford

      wow

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

      Oh for fuck’s sake. I don’t adore Kenley or anything, but her aesthetic is so much more fun and interesting and youthful than Michael’s. You got screwed, girl. 

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

      Somewhere Tim Gunn is smiling.
      –GothamTomato

      • melizer

        hee hee

    • http://twitter.com/SarahBeth81 SarahBeth

      I can’t friggan believe that they kept Michael and his ugly ass dress over Kenley’s. Hers was super cute and ready to wear. And frumpy my ass. I’d wear hers immediately.

    • Cheri Lee

      I wish I cared that Kenley got the Schmauf. I would love to see anyone there except Michael.

    • introspective

      I cannot imagine suffering through an entire runway show of Michael c’s forever 21 aesthetic. How he got in over Kenley will always be a matter of drug induced hazes and producer manipulation combined.

      BOOOOOOO

    • dress_up_doll

      I really wish Kenly had kept the keyhole element of her original design. I didn’t love the revised neckline and felt it was a bit too full in the body.

      • CozyCat

        They did call one thing right:  she was in trouble as soon as she picked that print.  It was impossible to do her original desing (i.e., the keyhole) with that print.

        That said.  Michael pulled an Anya tonight–got in with a “no design” design.

    • aelizabethpm

      Michael does another stupid caftan?  Show me the woman who wakes up in the morning and says “oh I can’t wait to wear my caftan today!” and I’ll show you an 80 year old.
      Austin for the win, as far as I’m concerned.  
      Mondo’s shapeless, boxy dress works only on the anorexic.
      Kenley picked the wrong print.  I’m not a Kenley fan (that voice just kills me,) but she reached for something this time, while Michael did the same crap he’s done before.

      • SewingSiren

        and the one who calls for her lime green polyester caftan that is cut down to her belly button has to be a even smaller percentile.

        • amywinns

          And a smaller group even than that are are the bra-shunning 6-footers.

    • melizer

      I would rather listen to Sarah Palin yammer on for hours rather than hear one more word from Kenley, and that is saying a whole lot.

      • Cheri Lee

        Oy honey you must really hate Kenley because I want to put a bullet between my eyes whenever I hear Palin cough.

        • melizer

          Correct!

        • ASK26

           Some people have to bring her into everything – what next more sl–c— comments

    • indigospade

      I never really hated Kenley in her Season. She was kind of oblivious to how she came across, and was indeed a bit haughty, but she was also young and got nothing but praise for much of the season, the judges set her up to fail. IT was really only her voice and her disregard of Tim’s critiques. But lets be honest, Tim’s criticisms never matched with the crack smoking judges and he himself gave less useful advice as the seasons went. (I love joanna coles though)

      I liked her final show (aside from the bridal dress knockoff), but I liked Korto’s (who was FAR more haughty) and my favorite winner Leanne’s more. IT was just the way the pieces fell. She wasn’t the villain. She was just the girl who couldn’t be quiet.

      She’s still that girl, but now that the editing team didn’t have any real mean soundbytes from her to emphasize she’s come out of All Stars smelling like Roses. Compared to Michael who is proving more and more WHY everyone disliekd him in his season or Mondo who is unfortunately going down the Korto route of “I lost and now I need vindication”…

    • Shoelover1512

      I can’t with this season anymore. Its been BS from the getgo of Mondo being the top when a lot of times he didn’t deserve It. And I think that might have been easier to handle if the show wasn’t so heavy handed about it and he was a little less cranky.

      Praising Michael for the same crap over and over.

      I think I would have liked to see Mila, Kenley and whoever else in the final. This final has been predetermined from the beginning it didn’t matter if the work justified it or not.

      • MilaXX

        THIS. At least when they gave the do over win to Daniel we didn’t feel like we being fed a load of BS.

        • dschubba

          With that suicide-bomber dress, it kind of did. But, otherwise, I agree with you.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I think Mondo & Austin were predetermined and the 3rd spot was up for grabs.

        • Glammie

          I’d buy that except that some designers, like Mila, were slammed for strong work, while others, like Jerrell, were given passes week after week.  No, I think the producers didn’t want anyone in the third spot who’d be a real threat to Mondo or Austen.  Michael’s fundamentally weak–his previous runway show was hideous.  

    • nosniveling

      the irony is that Kenley did follow the advice to get the dress more fitted, and got aufed for mismatching the print.  
      AND Mondo really needs to learn to sketch if he’s not going to be a one man shop forevermore.
      I mean, c’mon!

      • kimberlini

        No, it wasn’t about mismatching the print.  The dress was fugly dowdy…and I’ve liked a lot of Kenley’s past work whether I considered it a win or not.

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

          I agree. I usually love what Kenley sends down the runway, but that dress was ugly. You can find that style of dress absolutely anywhere, and have been able to for at least the past 25 years. Also, Joanna and Nanette were right. It needed to be just a bit more fitted. On top of everything else, I hated the fabric.

          However, even with all those complaints, I think Kenley should have stayed and Michael should have been given the boot. His model’s boobs were falling out of that caftan in the work room. I was shocked they didn’t fall out while she was on the runway. And as much as I hated Kenley’s fabric, I hated Michael’s even more.

          • 3boysful

             Amen, Housewife!  Although I may have liked Michael’s better . . . however, used in caftan form it looked “mature” to me.  I just think Michael resorts to the same drape-y dress, and unlike Rami, doesn’t get called out for it.

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

              Poor Rami. In season 5, the judges hammered at him about too much draping. These judges act like Michael created it.

              They did call him out last night, didn’t they?

              Both Michael’s and Kenley’s fabrics looked both old fashioned and old to me. Michael’s recalled the 70s, not in a good way; and Kenley’s – I’m not sure what decade hers recalled. It was just too much.

    • lessax3

      I will say this, Kenley asks how he could have heard her from across the room? Of course he heard, she has no concept of an inside voice.

      • Lisa

        I know!  I like her a lot, but seriously!

      • melizer

        How’s that for ZERO self-awareness?!  Take the volume down a notch or eight, Kenley!

      • blondie65

        Remember Anthony’s quote…”if black people say you are loud, honey, you are too loud!!!”(something like that…)
        So yes, I’m sure he heard her b/c EVERYONE probably heard her.

      • 3boysful

         Spoken like a mom!

      • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

        Kenley has a voice that could peel paint.

    • Imrastro

      Kenley was soooooo right on the money just now when she called Mondo out “You get away with saying so much worse.”  Word. What a tool he’s turned out to be. A delicate little flower tool.

      • Lisa

        God, Mondo, shut the hell up.  He’s such a negative little drag, and she’s right, he does shit talk people way worse than anyone else!  Plus, I agree with her, I don’t think what she said about his not sketching was meant in a malicious way.  

        Although, to be fair, I’m sure you *could* hear Kenley from across the room!  :-)

        • Imrastro

          No doubt you could hear it. So he should have understood, or at least listened to her (and everyone else) explain. Did you note how he just turned away from her on the couch?

          • BPlease

            He’s an entitled dick.  His behavior is who he is, not the fantasy of the sweet, beleaguered, robbed angel pixie.  No one has been robbed in the history of PR like *everyone* who lost to Anya.  I feel like I got jacked, and I can barely reattach buttons.

            I really feel like a lot of the reactions we’ve seen on screen to Kenley and to Mondo is based on the idea of who they are, not what they’ve actually said, done and produced.

            • Imrastro

               I think you’re dead on.

            • melizer

              I don’t think Michael deserves a spot over Kenley, but to see people calling her sweet throws me for a loop.  What a phoney.  There’s no coming back from throwing a cat for me, that speaks volumes.  I understand Mondo’s attitude completely.

            • BPlease

               I didn’t call her sweet. 

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

      Never thought I’d be sad to see Kenley go home, but Michael did his “signature” dress AGAIN and I’m just so over it and his insecure attitude.

    • Onymous

      That was the same two “women on the street” from last week. Sooo lazy B/M, sooo lazy.

    • MilaXX

      No one can beat Santino’s Tim Gunn impression, please stop trying to make that happen show.

    • Pennymac

      Anthony!!

    • Imrastro

      Oh my lord, it’s The Mondo Show! Poor poor Mondo. “Everyone else, how does Mondo being sad effect you? Are you sad for him too? Of course you are. Oh, and Austin…you wear too much make-up.” What the hell?

      • Imrastro

         Did they seriously just bring Anthony out so he could talk about Mondo too? I am going to be sick!

    • introspective

      Can Miss Anthony and I meet fordrinks in New Zealand at this fab treehouse and ki ki it up all night?? How much do I love him? And how much was his appearance a breath of fresh air just now among all these drama queens!!

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Amen, I was so happy to see him!

    • emily mcginnis

      wow. Mondo is a prissy little princess. 

      • BookishBren

        I was going for jack*ss based on the after show. 

        • cheesebomb

          I just changed the channel. The attitude in the show and the previews was bad enough.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Judge-Horan/1244349060 Ginny Judge Horan

      OKAY, explicame please.  Went on Nanette Lepore’s site, it took freaking forever to load, and the dress comes in xs and small.  Seriously?  Those were the only two options on the drop down menu.  Not even a Medium?  Not that I would have spent $298 but I really hope the L and XL were sold out…and were actually up there.  I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW DESPITE THE FACT THAT AMERICAN WOMEN ARE BUYING HUGE BOOBS (mine are natural) IT IS NOT TRANSLATING TO FASHION.  Love J Crew – the J crew girl has no tits.  Even Miss Kenley there is not all that tit friendly.  Her necklines would make a busty woman look awful.  And yes JOANNA – maybe if you have fake boobs you don’t need a bra but the rest of us DD’s DO!   Add three kids and you need some sort of amazing bra and I’m sick of not being able to wear so many things…Although the Lillyette Minimizer strapless is truly a miracle, if anyone is seeking a comfortable, truly supportive strapless for summer.

      • CozyCat

        Oh, and let’s talk about how Banana Republic makes everything so low cut that you can’t wear it in public without feeling like a slut.  I happen to like my C cup boobs (not bragging–they’re just nice in comparison to my super economy size behind), but I don’t want to show them off at work. 

        And Joanna’s right:  I NEED TO WEAR A BRA!  The most worthwhile thing on this entire series was hearing a fashion editor bring that up. 

        • Josette Arvizu

          I like feeling slutty.  Of course these days slutty means participating in the legislative process by speaking out in favor of birth control coverage.  But I digress…

          I take your point about BR clothes.  I don’t need a bra so much as a camisole…but I have a larger frame so I wish I had boobs to balance things out.  Big butt though.  Le sigh. 

        • 3boysful

           CozyCat, try the Soma cami-bra.  Works great with the low-cut stuff for those of us who are generously endowed.

      • cheesebomb

        If you click on the size guide it goes up to an L, although I’m not sure if that is in general or for every piece.

      • dschubba

        I see Medium and Large.

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

        If you want to do a design that doesn’t allow for a bra, that’s fine.  THEN PUT IN A FOUNDATION!!!  I have a Lane Bryant tank top with a complete bra in it that works great, and it cost me under $20. 

        And I do NOT mean those ridiculous shelf bra nonsense!  Those are pointless and anyone they help didn’t need a bra to begin with.

      • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

        OMG thank you. I too am sad about not having anything to wear.  Please don’t tell me I’m supposed to wear something backless or even strapless with these boobs of mine.  Sheesh.

    • madamovary

      OKAY, explicame please.  Went on Nanette Lepore’s site, it took freaking forever to load, and the dress comes in xs and small.  Seriously?  Those were the only two options on the drop down menu.  Not even a Medium?  Not that I would have spent $298 but I really hope the L and XL were sold out…and were actually up there.  I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW DESPITE THE FACT THAT AMERICAN WOMEN ARE BUYING HUGE BOOBS (mine are natural) IT IS NOT TRANSLATING TO FASHION.  Love J Crew but can’t wear the dresses- the J crew girl has no boobs.  Even Miss Kenley there is not all that boob friendly.  Her necklines would make a busty woman look awful.  And BLESS JOANNA – maybe if you have fake boobs you don’t need a bra but the rest of us DD’s DO!   Add three kids and you need some sort of amazing bra and I’m sick of not being able to wear so many things…Although the Lillyette Minimizer strapless is truly a miracle, if anyone is seeking a comfortable, truly supportive strapless for summer.

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        i just looked & they do seem to have a medium. it’s not by any means the best dress in the world, the best dress mondo has ever made, any dress i would buy, any dress that wouldve looked particularly good on me ever. but if we are talking about the same thing, there is a medium available. no large or xl, though. of course.

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

         When I looked it was available in xs, s, m, and l. So I guess it sold out in the larger sizes pretty quickly. I thought it would be a cute dress for my daughter–but she would rather have the cash, of course!

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

      You guys find the coolest TLOunges — it numbs the pain of watching the show!  
      I suspect that Michael will be auffed — They won’t lost Mondo or Austin (too colorful to fire) I think they’d want a woman in the final although it should have been Mila. Kenly’s stuff is fine for the Jr. Dept, but no one over 16!  Thank God Jerrell isn’t in it. I’m secretly rooting for Austin just because, well, he’s Austin, and his cute Rhett Butler mustache, although I suspect it will be shaven before the finale.  Actually, I think Austin will probably win the whole thing anyway. Why. because in the original promo he’s dead center in the line-up.

    • SewingSiren

      I can’t imagine anyone really wearing Mondo’s dress. It would be extremely difficult for anyone over 15.  The high heels were totally wrong. I suppose they  chose it so’s Nanette could get rid of her scraps. In a just world Austin or Kenley would have won the challenge. Michael would have been out. That was one seriously ugly and cheap looking mui-mui. Bummer of an episode. Plus two of my kids have been puking and I just found out my dog has heart worms.

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        i am sorry about the heartworms. if it’s of any help at all this whole mess can be cured, it’s just expensive. but there is a potential light at the end of the tunnel. & it’s not one that’s that difficult to see, even though it’s not easy.

        sorry about the puking too but, in most cases, thats just temporary & more maddening to the caretaker/non-barfer than anything else. i thought i would comment on the pet news cos over here we’ve had a bit of it too. not mine, but my friend’s cat somehow got himself a liver infection & everybody was really scared. he’s turned out so far though to be getting much better much quicker than anyone expected. he went home from the hospital today–it was supposed to be tomorrow. i mention this only cos i hope the same happens to you & yrs.

      • BrooklynBomber

         I suppose they chose it so’s Nanette could get rid of her scraps.

        Haha. You’re so funny. Mondo’s was. . . odd. . . and could as easily have been the auf. Except they weren’t going to auf him, were they? Or Austin.  But I was pretty equally underwhelmed by all the entries. Except Michael’s, which has a great print but is unwearable by the 99.9%.

        Oh, and sorry about the kids and the dog.

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

          I use mine for dresses for my daughter or throw pillows or even fabric art pieces — there are much better things to do with scraps:)

          • Denise Plank

            Mondo’s reminds me of a throw pillow.

      • CozyCat

        Sorry to hear about your dog–our furry friends are a refuge from the cold cruel human world.

        Hope the kids are OK too.

        (And I agree on the outcome of the challenge–I’ve had a bad time of it lately too, and a more satisfactory outcome would have provided a tiny little boost…)

      • Lattis

        Dear SewingSiren, 

        My hope for you is that your kids have better aim than mine do.

        Don’t know much about heart worms, but I love our dog, Scout, (tender hearted, protective, good humored, intrepid, smart, funny, Australian Shepherd) so much that I feel for you. In some ways I think it is worse taking my dog to the vet than my kids to the doctor. The animals seem so vulnerable. 

        I hated Michael’s stupid green goddess beach cover-up. 

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

          Make them clean up their own as soon as they are old enough — does wonders for aim.  To this day, my brother and I can both ALWAYS make it to the bathroom and hit the target because my mother always got sick doing so, so we had to start doing our own early on:)

      • SewingSiren

        Everybody,
        We are all okay here. The kids are over their bug. And Heck is getting treatment.

    • lisaepc

      Is it just me or did Micheal’s dress say “JLo, Versace and Grammys” to anyone else?

      • Denise Plank

        Not just you.

      • Bozhi

        No

    • BookishBren

      Based on the after show and how he has behaved on PR Allstars, I am SOOOOOO OVER Mondo. My LORD, he acted like a snitty little a** on the after show. He has talked more sh*t about people and he got his ruffled undies in a wad because Kenley said he needed to learn to sketch. Even his BFF Michael backed Kenley up on how she said it. Get over yourself, Mondo. Seriously. Did anyone see his facial expression when Kenley then Anthony said they would like to see Austin win? It was like they were saying something bad about him. Yes, Mondo…it is all about you. *eyeroll*

      Also, I think Kenley went home because she pissed off Nanette or Nanette didn’t like her attitude.

      • SRQkitten

        Bren,

        Yes, when Kenley did her attitude thing in the workroom, I said, “oh, that’s gonna come back and haunt her” which it did. Unfortunately, too because although her dress was fairly simple, I liked it far, far better than michaels eye-searing caftan.

        Because I am very cynical about BM productions, I almost wonder if Mondo is getting a deliberate edit to make him out to be a bit less wonderful than the last go around. Like BM trying to do post production justification as to why Gretchen won the first time around. I do suspect he’s on track to win this round because I just don’t see BM/lifetime allowing a Bravo era designer to win, as it might vindicate those of us who’ve been making noises about how the bravo era designers were better and the focus more on design.
        srq

    • BrooklynBomber

      With no Fashion Week component, we confess we feel a bit less invested in the outcome.

      Oh. I didn’t even realize they didn’t show at Fashion Week. I figured it was the usual scene with several decoys.

    • Denise Plank

      I wish I could love the caftan. I cannot.

      • Bozhi

        I agree.   I used to love going to Laguna Beach for vacation, and I think that is the look he was going for, but he missed.  Even Palm Springs or Las Vegas, I think he was off.

      • Melvis Velour

        Mrs. Roper!  We’ve got another one for you…

    • AlieMichelle

      I’ve always really liked Mondo, but is it condescending to say that his behavior is kind of… concerning, this season? He just seems really depressed and I think that’s where some of the negativity is coming from (though no matter what, he is still responsible for his shitty behavior).

      • Bozhi

        I love Mondo, but I agree, he does not seem to be enjoying this experience.  I do like the work he has been putting out, with the horrific time frame they are given.

    • Bozhi

      If I had to make a purchase of one of those four garments, it would have been Austin’s coat.

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        agreed. i just saw the garments & it’s really the only one thats any good.

        ‘nite all.

        • Celandine1

          On the runway Austin’s coat really looked the best, however, on the Lifetime site, it doesn’t look so good in the still pictures. I think that sized up from sample size, the coat could be really unflattering. Kenleys’ dress looks great in the stills. She was robbed, Michael’s caftan is just bleh.

    • Celandine1

      *edited out a duplicate post due to wonky DISQUS*

    • piperkitty

      Michael, one of the final three? What?  Michael?

    • basilbasil

      Strange that you think  Kenley’s the long shot. I’d have said it was Michael C.

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

      I liked Mondo’s dress, but I don’t like his diva attitude. I think Kenley’s was adorable – but you know she was going to leave unless she did something different after hearing Isaac’s complaints. 

    • 3boysful

      I couldn’t bear to watch the after show (tho sorry to have missed Anthony!), and Mondo’s behavior is not endearing, but I really did like his dress.  His eye for color and pattern is unparallelled. Also, it appeared relatively easy to manufacture.  That said, there’s a limited age bracket and body type for whom that dress will work.

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

      I could have come up with at least six legitimate reasons for eliminating all of them en masse.   In fact, I may have been rooting for that subconsciously somehow.  The winner here has been as telegraphed as Anya was in Season 9.  Heidi had better pull one out for season ten, or she and the Weinstein mob can just hang it up.

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

      I have only read thru 2 pages of comments (plus yesterday I read the first page’s worth, preshow), so I don’t know if this has been said, but Michael very explicitly flouted all the advice given him by Joanna and Nanette about closing up the neckline and making it more bra-friendly. I thought his garment was appalling–literally unwearable (unless you plan to wear it until the moment when it drops from your shoulders), as the poor model made clear, and cheap looking as well. Isaac’s comment to the effect that the model appeared to be naked was on the money, and could be said of most of Michael’s work. If you want people to be able to see your buttcrack, he is definitely the go-to man.
      That said, Kenley’s dress did indeed have problems, though I didn’t think it was dowdy. I liked Mondo’s quite a bit but thought Austin might have the edge here. Mondo’s is a $300 version of a dress that I saw in a dept. store ad this morning marked down from $94 to $56; the extra money is for the brilliant fabric choice (and extra work required to create that; a cheaper version would involve printing a fabric with those particular bands of pattern and color). Austin’s looked like a bargain for $500; I thought it was one of the best things he did this season.
      I saw Austin’s model smile in the makeup-and-hair segment! She has a funny smile, frank and pleasant with big teeth, not particularly sexy but very likeable. I thought she also did much better than previously on the runway, though that may have been the angle. Perhaps Austin’s win last time gave her a bit more confidence.

    • SewingSiren

      I’m still kind of bummed about the results. I would much rather see a collections by Kenley, Mondo, and Austin. Funny how Austin seemed really put out by Kenley getting aufed, almost more than she was.
      To me it seemed that Kenley and Austin met the brief of making a ready to wear garment to be reproduced and sell in Nanette Lepore’s shops better than Mondo and Michael.

    • mochajava13

      Kenley got eliminated because she didn’t listen and didn’t stick to her original sketch.  That dress would have been fabulous – the keyhole and piping down the front were fab.  She should have done it in a solid with contrasting piping.  The dress she created was bad.  It looked really big on her model.  In combo with the ill done seams, it looked poorly constructed.

      I knew Kenley was gone as soon as Isaac said that Michael’s designs were more designer and Kenley’s weren’t.  Too bad; I like Kenley’s far more than Austin’s.  His stuff always looks old-lady to me. 

      • SewingSiren

        Or she got eliminated because it was in the script.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cheryl-Desmond/552476141 Cheryl Desmond

        or, if she had done it in solid raspberry with white piping it would have looked fabulous under Austin’s raincoat

    • afabulous50

      I predict Michael will be selling a line of caftans at a local KMART near you!

    • amywinns

      Just wanted to say I’m so glad to see so many others didn’t love Mondo’s. I thought I was taking crazy pills. Hated that fug overdesigned thing. Also hated Michael’s fug underdesigned thing. And disliked Kenley’s mis-aligned frumpty thing. Unfortunately, though I liked Austin’s the best, thought it was the most versatile and wearable, in the best color, I wasn’t jumping up and down for that, either (would have benefitted from some more accessorizing/styling).

      Not a great showing by anyone, unfortunately.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Mondo’s model’s hair – what the HELL?  

    • Derek_anny

      I’m almost more excited about the fact that I’ve read about this bar before than I am about the show.

    • Melvis Velour

      When I first saw the photo on the main TLo page, I immediately thought of the Hanavsky Pavilion in Prague.  Definitely worth making a reservation for dinner..assuming it’s still around…