T LOunge

Posted on July 19, 2012

 

Café Vienés. Casa Fuster Hotel, Barcelona

Kittens, grab your panties and your passport, because we’re jetting off to Barcelona for tonight’s celebration! The T LOunge is OPEN once again. Dibs on the couch.

Patricia Field and Lauren Graham guest judge along side Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and Heidi Klum in the premiere of Project Runway Season 10.

Well. Here we are once again, darlings. What to say? We find ourselves waxing philosophical on the occasion of the tenth season premiere of this show; a show that – no lie or exaggeration – literally changed our lives. And since we’re paying for the drinks tonight, you have to sit there and listen to us get all weepy and sentimental. You’re not to cut us off until we start singing.  Besides, for some stupid reason Lifetime didn’t release a preview video for this episode, so what the hell? We’ll ramble for a bit.

Kooan Kosuke, Raul Osorio and Andrea Katz

As you might remember, the finales of the past couple of seasons have left us, and we would wager a sizable portion of the show’s viewership, pretty disillusioned. What started out as a quirky little cable show about creative people under stress having meltdowns over missing dye packets and flipping out over mustaches on pictures (how quaint), and inadvertently revealing their personality flaws to the cameras (Oh, for the days of Wendy and Vincent), morphed into a highly manipulated game show with a tightly scripted outcome in which designers advanced based almost entirely on back stories and their ability to get a lot of camera time, rather than on talent.

Tim Gunn and Kooan Kosuke

We had a bit of a hissy fit at the end of Season 9, when Anya won and we don’t regret or take back one word we wrote. But as this season approached, we talked about how we were going to approach things. Let’s be honest; there was no question that we would continue to blog the show; not really. But if our enthusiasm has waned, how could we possibly recap the show in an entertaining manner? Hate-blogging is fun for a minute or two, but it gets old quickly and you wind up sounding like a crank who doesn’t get enough sun.

After some reflection, our take is this: we’re not going to take any of it seriously. After all, wasn’t that exactly our approach back in the good old days? Sure, we’ll rip the dresses and point out when we think the judges are being silly, but we’re gonna try very hard not to get rant-y on anyone. We’ll see how long we can keep up that particular charade. It’s going to depend on the level of talent and how badly the producers botch the (*shudder*) storyline.

One other thing: We’ve all seen several variations on the PR concept in the past year, from 24-Hour Catwalk, to Project Accessory to (God help us) the acid trip that is Fashion Star and let’s face it, every last one was a horrible attempt. For all its faults, no show but Project Runway has ever managed to mount a fashion design reality competition that actually works. Hail to the Chief. As long as Tim, Nina, Michael, and Heidi are sitting in a dimly lit studio in New York City berating a bunch of scruffy street urchins and delusional attention-whores, we’ll be right there on the couch, yelling out insults. You just can’t keep us away.

And speaking of which, we will be live-tweeting the SHIT out of this mother tonight, along with Sir Tim, Heidi, Nina, Michael and the entire wacky Project Runway Gang O’ Misfits. If you’re one of those Luddites who’s skittish about social media like it was a tool of Lucifer’s, you can go here to a lovely little Lifetime site called Real-Time Runway, where all the twitter-twats about tonight’s show will be gathered under one roof, so to speak. Should be fun! We’ll be trying to come up with nicknames for all the designers on the fly. Maybe we’ll ask Nina if she’s smoking crack.

Once more unto the breach, bitches! SEASON TEN IS GO.

Bartender?

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke/myLifetime.com, visitalltheworld.com]

    • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

      STILL haven’t decided if I’m going to watch or just rely on TLo’s awesome with to remind me that these people are crazier than I am (and that’s tough).

      • rab01

        TLo’s recaps are even funnier when you’ve first seen the episode. (I DVR the show and sometimes read the recaps first and sometimes see the show first.)  But, I generally just FF through the last 3-5 episodes in an attempt to avoid getting invested in the outcome.

        • http://twitter.com/VivianSwett Vivian Swett

          What time is it on? 9 or 10? I could look but I’m sure a fellow bitter kitten will know :)..AmazingWayOnlineCash.blogspot.com

        • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

           Fair, it’s just complicated for me as I have no television. Might have to watch online and try not to get any spoilers!

          • librarygrrl64

            Yeah, ditto. Not sure if I’m invested enough to watch on my laptop.

    • mjude

      i think i found TLO during season 2 & never looked back.  of course i will be watching with all the bitter kittens.  just send a few bottles of champagne over.  a toast to all things PR & i cant wait till the bitching begins!

      • Sara__B

        I found T Lo during season 3 (Laura Bennett and the rest) and have been dropping in almost every day ever since. I’ll join you in a toast to all things PR and to the fabulous T and Lo as well. Let the fun begin!

      • sockandaphone

        i was a little late and did not start reading their recaps until season 7 but i did go back and read them all when I watched the older seasons. Always makes watching the show so much better!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1624741566 Penn Collins

           Who can ever forget the *perfect* knicknames of “princess puffysleeves” and  “Sissy Bear”?!?!
          God luv’ya TLO!!!

          • blondie65

            speaking of…Ms. Princess Puffysleeves had a cameo on Jane By Design last week…couldn’t believe it…had to pause & rewind.  It’s a cute little show on ABC Family with Andie McDowell, whom I’ve adored since Green Card. 

    • http://twitter.com/Thrillckr Sheila Luther

      Here we go . . . I’ll watch & likely tweet too.  At least for one or two episodes.  If it follows the same formula as the last couple of seasons, I may just read the illustrious TLo recaps.

    • Shoelover1512

      I will be watching just to keep up with TLo’s posts. Otherwise I would have left many seasons ago.

      What time is it on? 9 or 10? I could look but I’m sure a fellow bitter kitten will know :)

      • NDC_IPCentral

         9PM EDT, 8PM CDT.

      • http://www.MintaHall.com/ Minta Hall

        9 PM Eastern. At 8 PM there’s a “promo” show: the road to PR. I think it’ll show the auditions for the victims, er DESIGNERS…

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I suppose that will introduce the viewers to the serio-comic/tragic backstories of the victims, er Designers….

          • Shoelover1512

            My most hated part of competition reality shows

          • Lisa

            Oh, well so far, every one of them has a tragic backstory, so I guess that means it’s anyone’s game!

      • Shoelover1512

        And thank you guys for the responses on what time it is!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

      I’ll tape it and speed through it.  Mostly the beginning and the end.  Forget the middle.

      • Joshau Norton

        That’s all I did. Watch the setup and fastforward ahead to the judging. Maybe I’ll catch a few reruns if nothing else is on, but I’ll mostly just check in here to find out what happened. Sitting thru an entire episode has gotten to be just too much.

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

      I so wish I could hang in the lounge and watch with you guys tonight, but it’s final dress rehearsal for my show, so I’m recording it and will watch in the morning.  Have fun y’all!
      lovemesometlo

    • Lynn Landry

      I didn’t even know it was coming on tonight, but I’m going to watch ONLY to keep up with the TLo snark. So, rules, schmules. Bitch away!

      • Lynn Landry

         I started watching and reading your blog for Season 3, maybe the end of season 2, can’t remember when you started. That means seven years with my TLo and I’m not itchy in the least. Thank you for making tv much more interesting.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Thanks for picking up the tab tonight boys. By airtime I will be in the thick of my workday, so set me up with a glass or two of bubbly. And let the crazy, begin!

      • mjude

        i will be saving you a bottle hell with a glass :)

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Bless your bibulous little heart!

      • RebeccaKW

         Yes, let’s kickoff season 10 with some champagne.  When we can still pretend THIS season will not tick us all of and we aren’t yet in need of shots of whiskey to get through an episode.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Hoorah, hurray!  The Lounge returns!  I hope I have the energy to watch tonight; Tuesday’s chemo is hittin’ hard.  I’m interested in PR 10 for Tom and Lorenzo’s take, and for some diversion only.  Not ‘specting much given Lifetime and Bunim-Murray’s track record.
       
      Once more into the breach indeed.  Morituri te salutamus, BKs and T & L.

      All the best,

      NDC

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        And all the best to you!  I’m sending good thoughts your way…and bitching about the attention junkies on PR is always a great diversion!

        • NDC_IPCentral

           Thanks, B3!  Weekly chemo since June 15 is pretty relentless, but I can’t argue with the results: no tumors.  Adherence to the program – the 9 infusions – is happily do-able since I’m my oncologist’s miracle patient.

          And grousing about the designers will put my belly pain and other side effects … to the side!

          • Rand Ortega

             Warm, positive thoughts, Gorgeous. Lots of Bitter K’s & Unborn F’s in your corner.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              We Bitter Kittens and Unborn F’s look out for each other.

            • NDC_IPCentral

               Thanks so much, Rand.  Putting on a face and a look under the effects and influence of chemotherapy is different, that’s for sure.  My little boy haircut (thanks to my local barber shop!) actually makes me look pretty nifty, but the sparse eyebrows — thank goodness for eyebrow pencil.  Playing up the eyes, ’cause there sure ain’t much hair!

              My doctor is very, very encouraging about my prognosis.  I had a phenomenal response to the chemo in the spring, so here’s hoping I’ll remain in the BK/PUF ranks for a long time to come.

            • formerlyAnon

               I just love hearing such good news. Onwards!

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

               That’s fantastic!  I was hoping you’d be in for an update tonight:)

            • NDC_IPCentral

               Shannon, how are YOU?  I’m (sorta) remembering that you had some major health issues this spring, too.  (Pregnancy, more….??)

            • formerlyAnon

               Yes! Did the awful headaches ever resolve?

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

               No, they are STILL hanging in there.  It has now been over 5 months of daily pain, and for some still completely mysterious reason.  My neurologist finally sent me for an MRI even though I was pregnant, because she was worried about a possible blood clot.  Then she called me in to say, no, there was no clot, but there WERE several small troubling white spots.  The big worry was MS.

              However, after testing me for everything she could think of that would cause them, there still is no apparent reason, but whatever it is, it’s a fairly major problem based on the location and specifics of the spots — I’m still fuzzy on that part. 

              She’s also tried 4 meds in the last 6 weeks, none of which are provoking any sort of change, and so she fired me as a patient.  Basically, she just said she had to refer me to someone else because she’s at a complete loss.

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

               But in better news, the baby came out alright — my latest and final boy! 

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              Great to see you here Shannon!

              Congratulations on the new man in your life.  What was the final decision on the name?I’m really sorry to hear you’ve been having such a hard time healthwise – sending restorative vibes to you and NDC.We’re you able to finish that quilt?

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

              Well, because I am not at all above using anything at my disposal to get my own way, we ended up with Jackson Marshall — Jackson has always been a favorite, and my husband didn’t like it.  This time I was pitiful he gave me my own way, and I took it quick before he could change his mind!

              The quilt is still in progress.  I’m trying to hand quilt it now, because using my machine aggravates the headaches for some reason — which is why I’m not on the S10 cast.  I was so tempted to audition, because I could have used my pain and suffering to shameless manipulate my way to 100K!  :P

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              Machine sewing gave me motion sickness during my last pregnancy so I do understand that it’s setting your headaches off.  I really hope they can get to the bottom of the problem soon.

              Jackson Marshall is a great name.  Welcome to the world wee man!

              Here’s hoping that PR really pulls a great season out of the bag, gets renewed for Season 11 and you get to be on it.

            • formerlyAnon

              I WOULD say that stalwartly raising your brood whilst suffering bravely in the face of medical ignorance pretty much puts you in the final three. Even before you deploy the cleavage & extended family sob stories. (Definitely overcomes any negative blowback for actually being able to SEW.)

            • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

              sorry, wrong order of reply

            • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

              but do you have a dead relative you can trot out?  i hear it’s de rigeur for the finalists… 

            • formerlyAnon

              Congratulations on a healthy boy! (& getting the name you wanted!)

              Here’s hoping that now that being pregnant isn’t hampering unfun (but not as bad as the headaches?) doctor investigations, they will find something useful. And not just more scary speculative and unuseful theories.

            • NDC_IPCentral

               Best wishes to you and much joy with the wee Jackson Marshall.  So sorry to hear about the lesions, and I hope that you get to another set of neurologists who can make the diagnosis.  That has to be extremely worrisome for you – you need some big medical guns looking into your case, dear.

            • Call me Bee

              Nice to see you again, Shannon!  So sorry about the headaches (and the neurologist!) but YAY for your little boy.  Congrats! 

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

               Yes, do tell, Shannon. I was away from the site (and almost everywhere) for a while, and the first thing I did when I came back was check through comments to see how people were doing.

              NDC, I’m so glad you’re kicking cancer’s butt.

            • NDC_IPCentral

               Beth, a friend and co-worker gave me a ballcap emblazoned with “Kickin’ Cancer’s Ass” and a pic of Rosie the Riveter.  I wear it very proudly on my walks (3x/wk) to the doctor’s office down the street, and to my weekly chemo appointments, also just a walk down the street.  [So fortunate to be able to walk to these obligations after my cytoreduction 8 weeks ago; no driving permitted for 6 weeks (well, sorta) post-abdominal surgery.]

            • Rand Ortega

               Wonderful news. Your family sounds just as lovely as you do!

            • NDC_IPCentral

               Rand, I have a wonderful brother and sister, and their spouses and kids.  I have caring neighbors and some girlfriends that are the salt of the earth.  I ALSO have this community of Bitter Kittens, Precious Unborn Fauns and Poodles, courtesy of Real-Time + Virtual Time friends Tom and Lorenzo, and they’re family, too.

            • Rand Ortega

              Bitter Kittens don’t cry! Lying! Much love to you as well! You mean the world to us!

            • kjthorp

              Yea! Glad to here that you are doing so well!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            No tumors-that is really, really good news, and I hope your status of the miracle patient conutinues.

            And I really like your abbreviation for me-B3!

          • formerlyAnon

             I wish everybody with an oncologist could be a miracle patient!

            So very, very good to hear this – and may it continue.

            Hopefully, the next hurdle will be the long trip back to “normal” from the treatment side effects – but a trip I know you’re anxious to begin!

            • NDC_IPCentral

              formerlyAnon, I so wish that for my fellow and sister patients, too.  I see examples of courage and bravery every time I’m in the infusion suite.  I’m humbled and boundlessly grateful for the wisdom and talent of my doctors and their support teams, and likewise for my good fortune in getting diagnosed quickly and put under the right treatment protocol that happened to annihilate my tumors in a manner suitable for a medical journal article.  I have four infusions to go (lots of interim appointments as well for booster injections for my blood counts – call me pincushion), and then, as you say, recovery from the cumulative effects.  And, constant vigilance as well.

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

               The oncology teams are just amazing, at least the ones I’ve dealt with.  I went with my dad for all of his treatment and they were the most amazing staff.

          • ChristinaRi

            All the best to you, my dear.  Courage and humor.  They are great medicines —  not as great as chemo though!  :)   Seriously, I’m wishing you much  success in your treatment.

      • BrooklynBomber

        ♥ 

        • NDC_IPCentral

           Girl!  Are you OK, too?  I’m trying to remember which of our merry band of invalids had health problems this spring, and I’m sort of remembering that you were battling some afflictions.  *Waving southeast-ward atcha*

          • BrooklynBomber

            No, I’m good. Family, not so much. But I’m hanging in. Thanks!

        • Call me Bee

          Brooklyn–nice to see you again, too! 

          • BrooklynBomber

            Hey! (Waving)

      • another_laura

        I loved you before, but even more for the Latin!

        • NDC_IPCentral

           4 years of Latin (Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Ovid, The Aeneid) in prep school and a year and a third of Greek in undergraduate school, Laura!  Learn Latin and one learns good grammar, that’s for sure.  Ah, the ablative case, so abused in English, alas.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

            Four years of Latin in high school, and a zillion years later I can still recite “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star” in Latin.  English major brain — lots of relatively useless information at my command.

            I’m still new to TLo, but count me among the BKs and PUFs sending positive thoughts your way.

             

            • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

              i can still recite the list of helping verbs i learned in sixth grade, and i’m an art major (go figure).  and that was over 50 years ago.  sorry to be getting in on the conversation so late, but i’m staying at my delinquent daughter’s apartment and she doesn’t have internet.  can’t resist getting my two cents in.

      • Call me Bee

        Sending good vibes for a speedy recovery, NDC! 
        –Toni in MKE

      • Lisa

        I hope you’re doing well!  So glad by the post below that it sounds like you’re kicking cancer’s butt!

      • TieDye64

        All the best to you, seriously! Now let’s have fun ripping this season of PR. xo

    • myangelic1

      Barcelona!  Sangria for all of my friends!

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Sooooooooo excited! Me too, TLo, no matter how much I bitch and moan during the season and after the finale, I’m always excited for a new season and happily rush home with my bottle of wine to watch the show. Call me a sucker, I don’t care.

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

        If you are a sucker, so am I! I still think that regardless of any scripting, I’m still going to see these people create things, using their own hands and brains, that have never been seen before, and I like that. I am excited right there with ya!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m taking myself out to dinner in a few minutes, and will stop by the liquor store to pick up a bottle of something to tipple on during the show…..Don’t worry-I will NOT be drinking and then driving.

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

           Good, because I am completely incapable of not delivering a blistering lecture when ANYONE drinks and drives.  That and seatbelts.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Me, too.  It doesn’t matter what they do to me, I must be there for the first show.

    • sockandaphone

      im going to TDK premiere tonight and Im kinda sad I might miss this tonight! :( Will have to watch tomorrow early.

    • RebeccaKW

      One perfect nickname another Bitter Kitten gave on the contestant reveal was to refer to the guy with the afro (and his sunglasses shoved down in it) as a member of LMFAO and LMFAO is how I refer to him when I see ads.  Good call, BK.  

      Also-I just noticed Heidi’s dress in the judges shot-totally nude side panel.  Thanks for letting us know you are commando, Heidi.

      • makeityourself

        I just noticed that too. That’s just “ick.”

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        and it’s so tight across the front that you don’t even need the peek-a-boo panel.  her mount venus is just begging someone to climb on it “because it’s there.”

    • ChelseaNH

      Confession:  When I realized that PR was about to air again, my reaction was “Do I have to?”  Maybe I’ll just fast-forward through all the parts that aren’t Tim Gunn.

      • tereliz

        If it makes you feel any better, Tim was probably thinking the same thing.

    • http://press-for-attention.tumblr.com/ Miss Jen K

      TLOunge is back! YEEEEESSSSS!!

      …And, as usual, I won’t be around for the actual airtime this week. But you can bet I’ll be catching the online episode tomorrow before digging into T + Lo’s recap. This is serious business.

      Have fun, everyone :)

    • http://twitter.com/MissBookishGirl Reese M.

      I gave up the year Mondo lost out. I have to say, following the show via your blog is waaay better (read: more entertaining) than watching the show itself. I look forward to your re-caps, and basking in the glory of not actually having to watch it. :)

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

      Darn it, my cable is broken! I’ll knock back a couple mojitos anyway until it gets posted online.

      I went to fashion school with Kooan (the guy with the afro).  He’s a great guy, fun and super-talented.  Hopefully that will come across on tv!

      • formerlyAnon

         I always wonder just HOW painful it must be to watch someone you know (and think well of) on PR. Because they never edit anyone to make them look good, as far as I can tell.

      • Munchkn

         He came across that way on the road to the runway show.  He ought to do well, but you never know how the judging will go.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Yeah, he comes across as crazy fun.  He may not last long as his aesthetic doesn’t seem PR-friendly, but I will enjoy him while he’s there, at any rate.

    • TaurusKW

      I finally decided to take PR out of my TiVo queue.  The last few seasons have left me feeling angry and jaded rather than impressed and entertained.  After the news story about contestants having meltdowns, I decided that I’m not going to support the horrible new producers anymore by contributing to their ratings.  I’m sad to say goodbye, but PR is no longer the show I fell in love with all those years ago.

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

      I’m looking forward to TLo’s review more than the premier tonight!  I’ll keep up with the show this season unless there are stilts involved again, then I’m out!

    • Summer On The Beach

      TLo, your tweets don’t auto-post to Facebook, do they? I am cable-less and thus have to wait til tomorrow to watch online, and I don’t want to be spoiled or (far worse!) have to temporarily hide you on Facebook.  And avoiding Facebook for 24 hours… I just don’t think I could do it.

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

         They don’t auto-post.

    • http://www.MintaHall.com/ Minta Hall

      I’ve been watching S9 reruns and have to admit they’re not as awful as I remember the season being. But it’s pretty clear it was intended that Anya would win at least from midway through the season…

      • MilaXX

        Oh I’d say she was preordained from day 1. They read that backstory and FLOVED it.

        • Rand Ortega

           That sound is the Bunim-Murray nails being pounded into the PR coffin.

    • Rand Ortega

      Who’s Anya? I’m not kidding! I can’t remember Season 9. Somebody pour me a martini in a BIG GULP! STAT!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I’ve got a funnel right here, we can fill you like a foie Gras goose. I suspect we will all be needing it tonight.

        • Rand Ortega

           Bless you, Darling! Hope it’s made to pour oil in an 18 wheeler!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            But of course it is. There’s evens flow regulator. I assume you’ll want that on Full Flow.

            • Rand Ortega

               Please & Thank You!

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              Got yr’ back, Bro.

      • MilaXX

         apparently your brain has given you selective amnesia to protect you from the horrors that was season 9 and it’s winner.

        • Rand Ortega

           That’s it! I’ve read it’s the same w/ people who experience major trauma. They have no recall of what happened before, during or after the event.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          if only we could forget wretchen.

          • MilaXX

            See I hated the other chick, (forget her name, she accuse Michael of cheating on the mini show they had) much more. Gretchen was a legend in her own mind, with no filter or self awareness. The other one was just pure evil and vile. After all is said and done I would like forget Anya more than other contestant. There have been questionable wins before, but that one was such producer manipulation that I find it an embarrassment. I may not have liked previous winners or cared for their design aesthetic, but they could actually sew and make garment. Anya’s win was an all time low for PR as far as I’m concerned.

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

      Gawd.  Just when I wasn’t going to watch, I saw Raul Osorio looking very much like Michael Costello and remembered he’s from around these parts.  Feeling a bit obligated, but no promises.  Of course, I will continue to highly enjoy the commentary, and commentariat.

    • Rand Ortega

      Ok. Now it’s coming back. Anya. Drapey tropical porn princess.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Who couldn’t sew at all till 2 weeks before the show.

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

           And who STILL COULDN’T SEW 5 weeks after it! 

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Word!

    • Spicytomato1

      “After some reflection, our take is this: we’re not going to take any of it seriously.”

      That’s great advice…not just about PR but about a lot of things. Better to laugh than to cry.

      I, for one, plan to try to watch it but I’m with everyone who says TLo’s commentary is as important, if not more so, than actually viewing. The first few episodes are always hard for me, too many designers to keep track of. I look forward to the pivotal episode where I actually start to feel some familiarity with them. Enjoy tonight’s media-driven festivities all!

    • Judy_J

      I’ll be watching, mainly so I’ll know what TLo are talking about tomorrow.  Bartender?  I’ll have a Redbreast, straight up.  And so it goes…..

    • kimmeister

      I just went to the Lifetime PR blog, and this link to a Q&A with Heidi cracked me up (so not surprising):
      Q: What has been your most awkward moment ever when filming “Project Runway?”
      A: Well, for me a lot of the times I would make my outfits too short, and then I have to sit in the director’s chairs and I literally have to tell the camera man to please keep me from the waist up, because no matter how I cross my legs it’s always too short. Michael is like, “Put your cards on your lap. Put your cards on lap.” But that is for me, personally, one of my awkward moments.

      • formerlyAnon

         One of her entirely avoidable and REPEATEDLY self-inflicted “awkward moments.” 

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

        So, now we have something else to watch for tonight. I wonder how many seasons it took for her to realize her skirts were too short.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        you notice she says “a lotta times.”  oops, i did it again…oops, there i go again….oops…

    • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

      I am still mad about Anya winning. I will only watch it online now instead of dedicating my Thursday night to it.

    • http://twitter.com/thedogsmother thedogsmother

      TLo makes it all worthwhile. I’m thinking PR owes a lot of its audience who stay just for TLo. You should get a stipend or something!

      • Spicytomato1

        So true!

    • Lilithcat

      Oh, who’s kidding who?  Of course I’ll watch this. 

      And the lounge is in Barcelona, high on my list of places that I must visit, such a Gaudí fan am I.  No liquor for me tonight, I’m afraid, as I broke the “no alcohol while on chemo” rule for my birthday last night.   But I’ll drink you out of house and home on soda water!

      • NDC_IPCentral

         Lilithcat – I allow myself a beer with dinner, if I feel so inclined; it hasn’t seemed to affect my chemo adversely, and I’m on a very aggressive regimen.  Then again, my sense of taste has gone to pot, so I’m not tasting the beer, or much of anything else besides salt, these days.  Indulge yourself, survivor-sister.  You deserve it.

        • Lilithcat

          Thanks, I so know what you mean about the taste thing.  Salt, acidic foods, etc. are my friends these days.

          • NDC_IPCentral

             Acid foods – yes!  I lean toward the sour and sharp, too.  Sweet is lost on our battered tastebuds.  I have a jar of pickled okra (Taste of Texas brand, the hot version) that the few buds remaining can perceive.  It’s a darn shame when eating is a duty, not a pleasure, in the best fresh food season of the year.  Well, m’dear, next year will be a big improvement for both of us.

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              Wishing you and Lilithcat the very best of health and restored taste buds!

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

               If you cook at all, you might want to try doing some pickling yourselves — you can adjust all the seasonings to help get a strong enough flavor so you can actually taste it. 

            • CozyCat

              Make a nice escabeche–just blanche some hot peppers and other small cut veggies in hot vinegar. Both the liquid and the veggies get a great hot/sour flavour. Then store the whole mixture in the fridge and pour/spoon it on meat/poultry or whatever other food you’ve been told you should be eating but taste bland to you.

              I am fortunate enough to never have been in your position, but I wish you all the best.

      • formerlyAnon

         I’d say your birthday was a very acceptable reason to break the rule!  Wishing you the best, of course.

        • Lilithcat

          Thanks!

      • BrooklynBomber

        You, too? wishing you (and NDC, already replied to) perfectly perfect health, and very soon!

        • Lilithcat

          Thank you!

      • another_laura

        Oh my, another long-time bitter kitten under the needle!  I wish you strength and stamina and a great support system.  (oh yes, and I’ll drink your alcohol for you)

        • Lilithcat

          Oh, go ahead, have two drinks for me!  (Champagne, by choice.)

      • Call me Bee

        Sending you good thoughts as well–along with Shannon.  And Happy Birthday! 

        • Lilithcat

          Thank you, Bee!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I think TLo have the right attitude about the way PR has evolved, and I’ll try to keep that in mind so that I don’t hit the TV or frighten the cat when I tune in tonight.

      P.S. Very happy the TLo lounge is back!

    • SewingSiren

      So far I like Andrea Katz. I bought one of her patterns last week at a pattern sale. The Japanese guy with an afro looks fun too. 
      Anyone for an absinthe cocktail. MMMMmmmm the burn.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I can’t wait!!!

    • JasmineAM

      I’ll probably watch tonight. I have absolutely NOTHING else to do tonight. I will play a drinking game. A sip every time someone mentions a dead relative/friend/spouse, every time Anya is mentioned, and whenever a tear is shed. More suggestions are greatly welcomed!

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

        When anyone mentions kicking an addiction.

      • formerlyAnon

         Heartrending conflict with/estrangement from parents, siblings or grandparents.

    • Pennymac

      Oh, I so will be here. I am more excited to hang with the other Bitter Kittens than I am to see the new season. Long Live The Lounge! I’ll have a non-alcoholic umbrella drink please. Lets celebrate in advance that I’m leaving Monday for Cancun!

      • Call me Bee

        Oooh I was there a few years ago for my birthday.  The parts I remember were very fun (we imbibed a lot at the pool’s swim-up cocktail lounge…)   Enjoy!

    • GorgeousThings

      Well fuckit, if you’re buying I’ll have a glass of Dom.

      And Barcelona!! I’m calling my friend Paco Peralta and having him get down here immediately to meet you, darlings!

      • BrooklynBomber

        Hello, dahling.

        • GorgeousThings

          Hi, Honey! How’s your summer?

          • BrooklynBomber

            A little intense….family stuff. But I’m hanging in there. What about you? 

            • GorgeousThings

              Oooo, sorry to hear that! Intensity is never fun. Mine’s not intense, other than work.

      • Call me Bee

        GT–nice to see you again, too.  I’m so happy to see all the old firends here. 

        • GorgeousThings

          This is the best thing about PR starting up again. 
          We’re getting the band back together! :)

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      I’m going to have to not look at your Twitter stream tonight and home Uncle Torrence gets the show online quickly, so I can read the recaps tomorrow, since I don’t have extended cable. But yeah, I’m going to watch. I can’t read recaps without having first seen the show, even recaps as brilliant as yours. 

    • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

      I think I will be skipping the first few episodes and just relying on the recaps.  And a big reason?  I have to say that my esteem for Tim Gunn has decreased with _The Revolution_.  I can’t believe some of the things he says about women’s bodies and what they should or should not wear.

      At least a new _Awkward._ is on tonight, too.

      • kimmeister

        What is The Revolution?

        • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

          The ABC afternoon show on the last year that had a group including Tim Gunn who made over women’s lives.  I could only stomach a few episodes.  Seems like they were trying to make all women look, act, and think the same.  Couldn’t believe Tim Gunn would play along.

          • kimmeister

            Oh my.  What did he say about women’s bodies?

      • MilaXX

         Hence the reason that show got canceled. It was AWFUL. I’ve come to realize when it comes to fashion, I prefer Clinton Kelly.

        • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

          True!  I watch The Chew all the time.  And I watched Good Afternoon America today (the replacement for The Revolution) and saw they have Carson Kressley.  He’s much better than Tim was.

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

            I’m thinking ABC has big plans for Carson after his popular stint on Dancing with the Stars. He’s popping up on all their shows and is in the Las Vegas versions of DWTS.

          • MilaXX

            I love Tim, but that fashion on the spot role works better with a younger, less stuffy personality like Clinton or Carson.

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

           Why?  I never saw it.

          • MilaXX

            It was just bad. Tim was out of his element, none of the co-host had any chemistry with each other, the “revolution” makeover segments felt condescending, and the entire show just felt they like were trying so very hard.
            It was like a very bad mishmash of The Doctors, Dr. Oz, The Chew and Tim Gunn’s guide to style with hyper ADD Ty Pennigton at the wheel.

    • http://www.MintaHall.com/ Minta Hall

      Jasmine, how about a BIG gulp every time a contestant whines.  That should have us all nicely anesthetized so we Bitter Kittens won’t CARE what cray-cray decisions the judges make. 

      OTOH, it’s usually 1/3 to 1/2 way thru the season before they finish weeding out the cannon fodder and get down to the truly nutso decisions. So we can enjoy the cray-cray fashions till then. 

      Anyone remember Ping’s stuff??

    • greymain

      what the hell is miss heidi wearing….geez girl!

    • David Lowe

      Kooan’s obvious nickname is Coonskin Just look at that hair and tell me you don’t see a giant coonskin cap.

      • MilaXX

         He’s the missing member of LMFAO until he proves otherwise to me.

      • pippitypup

         King of the Wild Workroom.

    • marilyn

      One thing to remember about this show is that is has already been taped.  Weeks ago.  I assume that Heidi and the gang are actually in their homes, going about their business.  They aren’t going to watch it because they already saw it.  Hell, they lived it.  I don’t know if they are finished shooting the season, but they are probably close.  That being said, I am hoping this season is better than the last few, and someone with real talent wins.

      My goals for this season:  1.  See how orange Michael Kors gets.  2.  See if Nina ever relaxes and smiles (but not over something bad that has happened to someone else).  3.  If Heidi actually gets mad at the judges who totally ignore what she says in deliberations.  4.  If MK stops making cheap, supposedly witty comments that degrade the designers, and instead, focuses on constructive comments. 5.  If they stop merchandising what the designers have made, unless they give the designers a percentage.  6.  They have not picked a diva or divo who can cry on command, throw out that someone they know has died (like everybody else on the face of the Earth) and generally be on a 16 week rant that is more annoying than anything else.  7.  Stop focusing on the designers’ human issues, which mostly are whiny and contrived, and spend more time focusing on what they are making.  They are not the only people in the world who have experienced pain and loss, and their problems are more about being selfish than anything.  Maybe this season they ought to find designer who is mature, responsible and does not have hot and cold running drama to share with us.  In otherwords, get back to the clothes.   8.  Eliminate designers for doing a bad job, no matter how they goose the ratings.  (After all, as Heidi says, one week you’re in, and the next  week you’re out.)  9.  Stop belittling designers from different cultures.  What works in Latin America or Asia may not work here.   Respect them, too.     

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I would happily watch that show. Sadly it is not now, nor has it ever really been, Project Runway.

      • MilaXX

         Pftt they been pole dancing the hell out of this show. Heidi’s hit the talk show circuit fairly hard and Nina, Michael, Heidi & Tim were all on hand at GMA this morning. No one is sitting on their laurels this time around. They *REALLY* want us to watch.

      • NDC_IPCentral

         Hear, hear!  An EXCELLENT manifesto, Marilyn.  Sure wish this could have been javelin’d to Bunim-Murray before they shot this season.

      • GillianHolroyd

        It’s all a blur but wasn’t the last one, All-Stars, Tim-less? and sans Kors & Nina and that we decided the judges were actually helpful? Joanna was the mentor, she did a good job. I don’t remember much more than that (aside from the predetermined winner).

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I’d like to add a request for the final designers to have a decent amount of time to work on their collections and no more than two decoys!

        • formerlyAnon

          LIke x 1000. Especially if they do almost all crappy 1-day challenges. I hate feeling that I can’t tell the difference between people with limited creativity and people who are playing it safe because the time doesn’t allow any margin for error.

          • muzan-e

            Also: let’s just once allow the designated Odd And Quirky talent to last past the seventh episode.  I don’t want to say they’re the only reason I watch (there’s always the Kors!Tan, after all), but they’re 100% what hooked me in the first place.

            Also, more skirts made out of aquarium gravel. My kids are still talking about that.

    • MilaXX

      I’ll be a bit late but I’ll be there. I’m trying to make fruit/vodka popsicles so I can get slooshed and keep cool. See ya on the interwebs!

    • crash1212

      Patricia Field and Lauren Graham…they need two guest judges for the premiere? I get Patricia Field, but Lauren Graham? WTF? I don’t think style or clothes or trendy or anything to do with fashion when I see/hear Lauren Graham. She’s a good actress and I wanted to be besties with Lorelai, but I would never have thought “guest judge on Project Runway”. Guess I’ll be tuning in just to see what this is about. I’ll have a glass of champagne with a shot of Chambord, please!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        *also wants to be besties with Lorelai*

        *high fives crash1212*

    • understateddiva

      Wholeheartedly on board with the “not taking this seriously” approach.  Y’all already strike the funny/bitchy balance with your Drag Race posts, so I know I’ll enjoy your breezy style on the PR ones!  I’m on vacay this week so pour me a Mai Tai and lets get this thing started.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Hello TLounge, good to see you all!

      • formerlyAnon

         & good to see you! Please don’t adhere too closely to the “if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all” rule you were saying last week(?) that you planned to adopt.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Hi, EM & FA. Good to see you both. Let’s get down to business and order those drinks!

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Hey BB, good to be seen!

            Stoli Raspberry & Diet Coke for me – what’re you having?

            • BrooklynBomber

              ANYTHING!!!

            • muzan-e

              Awr, it’s Brooklyn and Eclectic and fA and booze.  Home sweet home. *g*

            • BrooklynBomber

              :) 

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              *Commissions Sewing Siren to invent a cocktail called “ANYTHING!!!”*

          • formerlyAnon

            HI BB! Got my weak one, gotta wait till tomorrow to watch and diligently write tonight (you know I’ll be cheating now & then by reading here – spoilers schmoilers!)

            Glad the same “faces” seem to be gathering for our poor, tired, worse-for-wear-friend PR – hoping for some minor turnaround/rejuvenation.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          I just don’t want to turn into a broken record about why I’m not watching anymore that’s all.  PR broke my ‘widdle heart’!  I wish I could adopt T & Lo’s attitude – I’m sure it’s the healthy and right way to go.  

          I’m just so disappointed that the crazy buzz of excitement I used to get on a PR Thursday has all gone away.

          I love hanging out with you guys though – great to see everyone again and catch-up!

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

             I just kind of roll with it — either the show’s actually good, in which case the reasons to watch are obvious, OR it’s an absolute trainwreck, which provides me with my weekly dose of people-even-crazier-than-me and makes a handy ranting outlet for directing all of my frustrations into.  Either way, I win.

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              *much laughter*  I like the ‘people-even-crazier-than-me’ bit!

      • Call me Bee

        Hi Eclectic!  I’m so excited to see everyone once again! 
        –Toni in MKE

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          *waves madly & saves seat at the bar for Call me Bee*

          • Call me Bee

            Excellent! Bartend–I’ll have another Stoli and whatever EM wants–I’ll buy!  How funny that Andrea–the..um…more mature contestant…is making Bee clothes!  I love her! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/cue5c Conner Emery

      inb4: Gunnar! We were wrong for kicking you off last year! Congratulations! You win!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Yes, welcome back to Quentin W. Sweetcrackers!

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

           He’s playing with my mind

        • BuffaloBarbara

           I *knew* they had a name for him, and I couldn’t remember what it was!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             It took me a while, But I finally remembered it.

    • michelle shields

      I’m a glutton for punishment. Count me in.

    • Violina23

      I’d love to say I’m above this show and the b.s. of the last few seasons, but I’m a sucker for the creative side of the show, no matter how hard they try to hide it.

    • formerlyAnon

      T & Lo, what a great, mature intro to the season!   Don’t get tooo mature lest ye lose patience with the rest of us.

      So nice to greet one & all in the TLounge. I’ll have gin & soda with lots of ice, lots of lime, and light on the gin. Working tonight so I’ll only be in the lounge later to eavesdrop and get a hint of what horrors await when I do get to watch. (I have NO pride, not only will I watch, yet again, I don’t mind “spoiling” the experience.)

      A toast to all, especially everyone who’s dealing with the all-too-common challenges & burdens in life that this blog helps lighten.
       

    • Snailstsichr

      Oh, I’m in, even though I have to run home and TiVO tonight before I run out to a meeting. Lovely lounge guys! Scotch with one ice cube, please. (I thought about ordering something bitter, but resisted the urge.)

    • Citric

      I’d suggest that you merely need to regard it as a lesser spinoff from another country, but Australia was good and Canada had Iman so that won’t work.

      I have accepted that the series has peaked and the finales will angry up the blood, it’s time to have a fun time with a sewing show.

    • hughman

      My loins are girded. 

    • Amy Ellinger

      I’m allergic to wine and beer of all types, so I will kindly request a double Talisker, neat.

      Glad to have y’all back- ready to sit back, sip, and enjoy ripping this show apart with love.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      In other news, what I really want is TLo’s opinion on the new Spider-man movie. 

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

         Having not seen it, I’m going to say not as good as Avengers but better than Green Lantern.  ‘Cause Green Lantern, while not as bad as some claimed, was a pretty sorry excuse for a comic book movie, and Avengers has the automatic advantage of NOT having Peter Parker, which is a huge handicap:)

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

          This is kind of a useless review, because all it says is that you don’t like Spider-man in general.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      Thank god I have a mini-keg in the fridge tonight. 

    • lessax3

      Going to give it another shot. Mainly because there is nothing else on and I can put it on in the background.

    • siriuslover

      I can’t NOT watch this show. I’ve been there since the beginning, and part of me is hoping that they learned their lesson from the Anya debacle, but I have little hope. I still want to watch. And I’m really looking forward to another round of all stars with Isaac!

    • AutumnInNY

      Have been with you since day one and looking forward to reading your brilliant recap in the morning. You are day-makers Tlo!
      Thanks for letting us know. I haven’t seen any on-air promotion for season ten.

      Regarding the guest judges, Pat Fields I get and that’s an exciting pick but Lauren Graham? With the fashion talent pool in Manhattan I can’t believe they couldn’t find anyone more fashionable or interesting. Again, I say pick a former PR contestant if they are using 2 guest judges. They know the drill, time constraints, and pressure. 

      Cheers Tlo!

    • Call me Bee

      Ooooh I’m a little late to the party. 
      HI EVERYONE!!  So happy to be back.  Thanks once again, Tom and Lorenzo, for hosting this weekly shindig and letting us, your precious unborn bitter kitten/fawns, meet and drink and rant.  
      So I watched half of an episode of the last season today.  It made me angry all over again because of Anya and Josh.  I will hope and pray that I can adopt the same attitude that you gentlemen have espoused and not take it all so seriously. 
      I’ll need your help. 

      OK so what liquor goes with McNuggets?  The hubs is not home yet, so that is my dinner.  Oh waht the heck–I’ll have a Stoli on the rocks with two olives.  That’s become my “usual” since last season. 

      Here’s to PR and a bullshit-free season! 

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

         Everything goes with McNuggets!

      • YoungSally

        McNuggets????  Clearly you didn’t get to the commercial pushing McD’s new Chicken bites….or whatever they are calling those mini-mcnugget things.

    • another_laura

      I want to drink fast and flee, so give me a double whiskey, neat.  I can’t hang around too long because I’m on the West Coast.  But I’ll write my piece.  I swore off PR after Season 9 except for the all-star shows, which I then swore off after the last all-star show.  I may sneak back in later if T Lo make it unbearable not to be watching.  I will be reading T Lo’s recaps because it’s kind of what I live for, blog-wise.

    • E_bee

      Does anyone have any idea if this is airing in Canada ever, or if there’s any way to see it here? Drives me bananas. It usually airs on the Slice Network–horrible–here, but they have disappeared it from their website. It’s always months late, and promoted like people don’t know that and haven’t seen the winner all over the place for weeks. PR is back! New episodes! It’s like airing the Superbowl in June: New football! Tune in to see how it turns out!

    • Julaine

      Anya engaged. Of course. And her engagement ring is an exact duplicate of mine from 1981. How original.

      • Introspective

        Even better- i heard shes engaged to the guy she had the sex tape with… I soooo cant with her.

      • granddelusion

        Didn’t know about the sex tape! Why am I not surprised?

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      This might seem random, but I really hope a black person wins this season. Korto and Kara Saun came closest but none have ever won. With Mondo representin’ for us latinos, I’m hoping for further representation. Otherwise, trying to stay uninvested. 

      • formerlyAnon

        Nothing seems random after all these rounds of blatantly pre-ordained winners. When you don’t even have to be in the [real] top 50% to win, why not write our own fantasy scripts?

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

          Truth. 

    • GenieinTX

      Is Andrea the older lady with the long hair?  I hate her clothes but I love her fat orange kitty cats!

      • PhillyJen

        Me too! I have a giant orange tabby too, so she’s an easy favorite for that alone. 

        Hm… couple of dead parents already this season. Oh, Lifetime.

        • l_c_ann

          I’ve counted a dead Father and a dead Mother, so far.

    • granddelusion

      Oh, god, Patricia Field. Bring on the crazy!

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      So, I noticed the registered Trademark symbol next to the TLo name on Twitter. Did y’all register your trademark? The legal wonk in me rejoices.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Gabriella, I just did a TESS search at the USPTO and … no results for marks containing both “Tom” and “Lorenzo.”

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

          Extra legal wonk points for you! Also, they should totally register it. 

          • NDC_IPCentral

             It’s what I’ve done for nearly 38 years!  “IP Central” in my Disqus name is the giveaway.  AND I’ve done lots of IP work for fashion and footwear clients, too.

            The issue, of course, would be, what would the description of services be?  And that’s what the Examiners in the TMO harp on, day in, day out, application after applications.

            • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

              Please tell me you’re in NYC and hiring. You do exactly what I want to do. Sigh.

    • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

      I don’t care if he’s a freegan, empty picture frames are the most pretentious thing I’ve ever seen.

    • GenXcellent

      Bah, why is this show, or I should say this show on Lifetime, the only show I ever have problems with DVRing. Missed the first half of the casting special because of some mysterious glitch.  

      That being said, I love the freegan.  He’ll be fun.  

      • YoungSally

        How will the catering work with his freeganing?  That said, he will be amazing if they have to design a dress from the dump.

    • muzan-e

      Is there another couch? There’s got to be another couch, because I finally put down for this pair of crazy silk lounging pants and an adorable set of glittery sandals, and I feel a burning need to lounge, elegant-like, stoli and all.

      But at a pinch, I’ll settle for sprawling, all urban decadence, on one of those lush chairs. Oh my.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        We’ll order you up a chaise longue, then you can drape away to your heart’s content.

    • quiltrx

      Well, have a good time, guys.  Unless you folks do some serious doodying-of-the-pants over this season, I will NOT be watching.  I will be reading recaps though, so make them funny as hell and lots of Nina- and Michael- caps.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Hello quiltrx!

        • quiltrx

          Hey!! Howya been?

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            I’ve been fabulous m’lovely – ta for asking.  Hope all is well with you too!

    • http://Www.thebluepeony.com/ The Blue Peony

      I am actually excited about the premiere tonight, a bit skeptical after last year but I can’t forget ten years of history and how good the first few years were. Maybe they’ll get back on track for the tenth year!

      • zelavie

        I think that’s why I keep watching – I’m hoping for a return to the PR we all knew and loved.  The last two season were scarring, to be sure, but I just have to give it another shot.

    • Mefein

      Okay, I’m in, against all expectations, at least for now.  Missed most of the preview show, but looks like some intriguing clothes just flashed by.  Shame we know they’ll never be given enough time to live up to what they’ve done so far…

    • Susan Crawford

      I’ll have an icy-cold Tanquerey and Tonic, dahlings, and I’m raising my glass to another whack-a-doo season of PR. And another clink of the glass to T & Lo and their witty commentariat of Bitter Kittens and Precious Unborn Fawns – salud!

    • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

      Why would you do project runway if it takes you 4 days to make 1 dress.

      • Call me Bee

        Yes–another designer who cannot sew.  Wha…?!!?!?  Drives me nuts. 

      • Lilithcat

        $100,000?

    • baxterbaby

      MASSAPEQUA!  RepreSENT!

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

      DUH “The stitches are falling out and I can’t figure it out!”  *sigh* Anya was a crap seamstress, (I’m sorry, but you need *some* skills to make clothes!) and I guess this guy is, too.  I mean, it’s elementary sewing!  If the stitches are falling out, ADJUST THE DAMN TENSION ON THE SEWING MACHINE!!!!!!!!  I swear, I may not stick with it if all the designers are idiots!  I’m just waiting for the “I-love-black” girl to have a meltdown when they make her use color!

      • YoungSally

        Or it just ain’t threaded right.

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

      I didn’t quite make it to the end of last season, but I’m going to give this season another shot. It’s so hot, I’d just like an icy, cold beer, please.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      AWFUL lot of ads.  Lots and lots.   And, are the Brother machines finicky, on the fritz or do some of the designers not know how to adjust tensions for different fabrics?

      • Stubenville

        Contestants. Operate. A. Sewing. Machine?  BWAAAAAAAHHHAAA! Good one.

        • NDC_IPCentral

           *face palm*  Oh, silly me.  THIS program is produced by Bunim-Murray, not Magical Elves.  Thanks for setting me straight, Stubenville!

        • Call me Bee

          Yes–wouldn’t you just go and educate yourself on the Brother machine before you got there?  I would, as those industrial machines are a bit trickier than home machines.  Even so…
          BTW–Hi, Stubenville!  Nice to see you again! 

    • http://Www.thebluepeony.com/ The Blue Peony

      Gunnar is getting too much airtime just for being irritating.

      • http://twitter.com/jennawaterford Jennifer Ford

        Yeah, I got a head start on hating him during the intro show. UGH.

        • MilaXX

          took me 2 mins of seeing his Josh imitation to hate him

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Yup.  I think he got it because he had name recognition going in, but he does seem to have decided that Josh was the way to go for role models to stay on beyond episode 1.

      • CozyCat

        His “name” creating such high expectations, and then he turns out to be a wuss….

    • muzan-e

      Is it just me, or is my beloved DeathRage pimping some personality this season in hopes of improving his chances?

      If so, it’s working. Because “What are you doing now?” Languid wave of the arm, desultory sigh: “Oh, I’m…throwing a fit.”  is already the best thing in the show.

      • Call me Bee

        No–it’s not just you.  He has a definate Josh/douche vibe right now.  ick. 

        • muzan-e

          Good god. “You’d better back down… because it just gets worse from here.”   Yeah. From fame-whoring drama queen to high-calibre douche in under ten seconds.  And it breaks my heart a little, just  because what I remember of him from last season seemed to be decent designs and a pleasantly even personality. 

        • YoungSally

          His only saving grace is that his audition collection looked pretty good.  Although I can’t for the life of me remember what he showed on the runway an hour ago….and I am not indulging.

    • MilaXX

      late to the party, heading over to twitter drink in hand. So far I like the fuschia look & the fencing inspired look.

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      Not going to waste my time, though I appreciate your dedication to the program…

    • Victoria

      Does Andrea Katz remind anyone else of Ruth Fisher (or at least the actress who portrays her) and her mannerisms? 

      • MilaXX

         Frances Conroy. She was also on American Horror Story

        • lilyofbp

           Yes, exactly!  I knew she reminded me of someone!

    • Stubenville

      Got here late fellow Unborn Fauns – what’s the challenge tonight?

      • Call me Bee

        Each designer sent a garment early–now thay have to make a companion piece.  In one day. 

        • Stubenville

          Thanks!

    • spooki C

      yay wacky people doing wacky things, bitchy people being bitchy… ok PR lets get back to the clothes!

      deathrage needs to change his name to deathbitch. he’s trying to hard to be josh 2.0.

      • MilaXX

         he definitely is Josh 2.0 Even has the same mannerisms

        • HengRu

           I actually had a chest-gripping moment of horror when I thought he *was* Josh and I heard him talking about how and why he came back. I thought the producers had somehow managed to keep this horrible secret from getting out until the premiere. Then I got closer to the TV and said, “Oh, no, it’s just Gunnar … I knew he was coming back, and he’s not nearly as hateful as Josh.” WHEW!

          • MilaXX

            give him time, it’s early in the season.

    • Mefein

      “But how do I finish my hemline?”  Six Gs. Good God, get a glue gun, girl.  Welcome to Project Runway.

    • Kathleen Gillies

      Those two bitchy guys, are they twins?   One of them has dark hair on one side and blonde on the other. Harlequin?

    • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

      Every time they remind me that Anya won the last season I want to be watching this show less. 

    • MilaXX

      FYI guys, if you mix vodka with frozen fruit and strain over ice you get a really good drink. I only wish I could afford the extra calories needed to make a second one.

      • MissAnnieRN

        Sounds yummy! I bet you could throw in some club soda to make it bigger and last longer.

        • MilaXX

          that may be next week’s cocktail

      • Judy_J

        Any specific type of fruit?

        • MilaXX

          I used blackberries. Damn that was good!

          • Judy_J

            I’m going to try that out this weekend!  It’s supposed to be a scorcher here.  I’ll need a cool drink!

            • MilaXX

              let me tell how I made it. I keep a freezer stash of fruit. I buy when it’s in season ans less expensive then sort, clean and store in freezer bags. In the dead of winter when fruit is either tasteless or expensive I can still make a smoothie if I get a craving for one.
              Anyhoo, in to the blender I added 2oz of vodka of choice. (I had grey goose) and about a quarter cup of blackberries. I then blended on high and pushed the mixture through a strainer to remove the seeds. I also keep simple syrup (50/50 water sugar dissolved) in the fridge. I added half a tsp of the mix, stirred and poured over ice.

            • Judy_J

              Thanks for the recipe! It sounds yummy! And it’s healthful, right? I mean, with the fruit and all…

    • Noshmek

      Gunnar Deatherage will now be referred to only as Flaming Bitch Missile.  Wow, what a doucherocket.

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

      Gunnar Detherage is looking like this season’s Joshua McKinley- same overworked personal look, same sense of personal superiority and entitlement.  Good work or bad I’ve got a feeling he’ll be sticking around a while just to provide drama.

    • Stubenville

      With Patricia Field as a judge, the contestants need to be bringing the color and the cray-cray. Didn’t see much of that in the workroom.

      • MilaXX

         except Ben between him & Elena my guess is one of them for the win.

    • Stubenville

      Andrea = Mila II

      • MilaXX

         agreed but so far I like her.

        • YoungSally

          I think her aesthetic is really interesting….have to see if she is all black and white.

        • granddelusion

          I liked Mila, too. (see what I did there?)

          • MilaXX

            and I love you for it!

    • Call me Bee

      I want to wear both of Dymitry’s dresses right now! 

    • Stubenville

      Like Gunnar’s looks, but he’s a jerk

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Some intriguing outfits there, mostly from folks who got little air-time.  Ven (the fabulous fuchsia blouse) is the most cohesive, I think.

      • Stubenville

        Agreed. I’m guessing the color will appeal to Patricia Field and the clean lines to Nina. Good design call.

      • granddelusion

        That blouse was fabulous. If love to know how he did that. (i only watched the end. Still too hung over from last season.)

    • PastryGoddess

      So the template for project runway is the following:
      DVR the whole show
      Watch the first 15 minutes until Tim comes in and rips them to shreds
      Put it on mute for 10 minutes while I fix myself several drinks
      Fast forward to runway show prep
      Press play and proceed to down drinks while arguing at my TV.
      *Award myself a shot for each time a contestant exclaims that this is the best work they have ever done in the history of doing stuff*

      At this rate I’m guaranteed to develop cirrhosis by week 5 :)

      • Stubenville

        Cheers!  =)

      • Kathleen Gillies

         Yah, I’m pretty bored with this too.

    • Stubenville

      Prom Queens; teenagers and tiaras?  Blech.

      • MilaXX

         pass

    • Munchkn

      I’m already officially Not A Fan of Lantie.  Her remarks about the pretty girls in the Road to the Runway show just made her sounds completely stuck-up.

      • zelavie

        YES.  That comment immediately made me dislike her.  Kinda wish she’d been auf’ed tonight, but at least she was one away.

        • Munchkn

           I was really hoping she’s be gone, but there’s always next week.   (crossing fingers)

          • Introspective

            My hubby and i are predicting that even tho the edit suggests Elena, Lantie’s the one whos gonna melt down and run out in the middle of the night. Lantie seems one nut short of a chex mix. And her clothes are a wreck but she thinks shes haute couture cause she already has space in the garment district. Girl bye. Color me unimpressed with her and all that fug she “designed.”

            • Munchkn

               You may be right about the designer who runs out because as you say Lantie seems one nut short of a chex mix.

    • Munchkn

       Gorgeous, aren’t they?

    • MilaXX

      Mr. LMFAO designs like Josh & Mondo had a baby.

      • bohemiandrama

        Yay!  I’ve screwed off the top of Yellow Tail Tree Free Chardonnay to toast the last 10 years of cheering and booing PR.  I am so happy for TLo and toast your success.  My husband thinks the chic with the “MC Hammer” pants are “camel-toe proof”!   I look forward to Barbra Streisand putting douchemissile in his place.  Love Lauren Graham being so charitable to Koo Koo Klown.  Love the Bauhaus girl, the two Russians.  Did Beatrice cut the seats out of a 70’s car?  Oh, I’ve missed the Duchess trotting out the Teletubbies analogy.  Ooooh Heidi can’t let any Brunette like Lauren show her up, so she must interrupt the guest..Achtung!

    • Stubenville

      Patricia Field sounds like Harvey Fierstein…

      • Lilithcat

        I think she must be a three-pack-a-day gal.

        • Stubenville

          Unfiltered, probably.

        • GorgeousThings

          Four packs, was my guess

    • muzan-e

      Kors had something productive, well-reasoned and useful to say re. Kooan’s gorgeous Harajuku work? 

      I’ll have to retract at least one of the bad things I’ve said about him. But with a qualifier: I’ve believed in the past that Kors behaves like a flippant, smarmy bitch sometimes simply because he’s bored. So I wonder if this time it’s not that he’s discarded the bitchiness, so much as he’s encountered something that engaged his interest for a moment. Hm.

      • CozyCat

        or maybe he figures that when the clothes are boring/ugly, SOMEONE has to keep the viewers interested. 

    • Joe J

      I like Lauren Graham a lot as an actress, but as a PR judge, she’s no Milla Jovovich.

    • HengRu

       THAT’s who it is! I was thinking Selma Diamond, but no, it’s Harvey!

      • HengRu

        (This should have shown up under Stubenville’s Fierstein comment above.)

    • Stubenville

      Ven deserves the win. We’ll see if he get’s it…

    • Stubenville

      Ven FTW, muddy mosquito netting for the auf.

      • muzan-e

        The snakeskin. Worse, the deliberately rippled snakeskin. I don’t understand.

    • MilaXX

      changed my mind. Win between Christopher & Ben. Not getting the Melissa love at all.

      • YoungSally

        She’s channeling Rick Owens….I like it….but of course it’s not a look that works for me….but I wish it did.

    • zippyzippity

      Ven’s second look didnt fit the model too well, imho. Darts darting here + there catywampus-like.

    • MissAnnieRN

      That black dress of michael Costello 2.0 (he totally looks like he could be michaels brother, right?) must be really special in person. I can’t understand what te judges are falling all over. But then there were so many designers that I can’t remember if someone else’s deserved to be there over his.

      • muzan-e


        michael Costello 2.0 

        Thought it might be just me who couldn’t shake the likeness. *g*

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Ackkkk… more ads.  The night is getting loooong.  9 minutes to the conclusion.  We’re going to see a lot of revenue generation, but not much in the way of designers’ efforts.

    • mandymathieu

      Yay!  I’ve screwed off the top of Yellow Tail Tree Free Chardonnay to toast the last 10 years of cheering and booing PR.  I am so happy for TLo and toast your success.  My husband thinks the chic with the “MC Hammer” pants are “camel-toe proof”!   I look forward to Barbra Streisand putting douchemissile in his place.  Love Lauren Graham being so charitable to Koo Koo Klown.  Love the Bauhaus girl, the two Russians.  Did Beatrice cut the seats out of a 70’s car?  Oh, I’ve missed the Duchess trotting out the Teletubbies analogy.  Ooooh Heidi can’t let any Brunette like Lauren show her up, so she must interrupt the guest..Achtung!

    • PastryGoddess

      Tommy Lee Jones
      Meryl Strep
      Steve Carrell
      wha…???

    • http://www.MintaHall.com/ Minta Hall

      CHRISTOPHER???? Seriously?  What about Ven’s drop-dead-gorgeous looks????

      • Stubenville

        Christopher did show wonderful craftsmanship. I thought Ven’s color was going to appeal to Patricia Fields, though.

        • http://www.MintaHall.com/ Minta Hall

          Well, but NEITHER of his dresses had bodices that came anywhere close to fitting their models. Why did no one even NOTICE that?  Ven’s stuff fit perfectly and was perfectly executed.

      • Kimbolina

         He’s too reserved, there’s no way they would give him the win.  Can’t say I’m surprised!  Get ready for the crack.

        • CozyCat

          I can see him losing his temper and ripping one of the immature drama queens (of either gender) a new one.  Still waters run deep….

      • zelavie

        Ven’s dress had a weird titscrepancy on the runway.

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

          Yes- the bodice on that short pink dress had some serious seam puckers. I think Ven’s designs techniques can’t be done in the scant amount of time he’s given.

        • Linderella

          I couldn’t believe not a single judge mentioned that.  In fact, Nina (?) said everything fit so beautifully, and I was like, “Wha-huh?”  That bodice was nuts.

      • MissAnnieRN

        I know he had to refit that LBD to his model last minute, but that zipper was hideous. These mercurial judges. Never know when they’ll turn a blind eye or toss you in the bottom 3 for something like that. But it really interrupted the dress for me.

    • http://www.MintaHall.com/ Minta Hall

      And Kooan is a total attention whore. he needs to GO.

      • Kathleen Gillies

         Word.

        • PastryGoddess

           ….to ya mutha

      • BuffaloBarbara

         As opposed to which of them, other than Sane Ven?

      • muzan-e

        He’s very Harajuku. A degree of attention-grabbing is part of the package. *g*  

    • MissAnnieRN

      Soooo…..this year the kicked off the girl who can’t sew first instead of giving her the overall win.

      • http://twitter.com/jennawaterford Jennifer Ford

        OH SNAP!

      • PastryGoddess

        RAWR!
        HISS!

    • Kathleen Gillies

      They kept Lanty?  I was sure she was going out with that horrorshow sad little snakeskin bib over tulle.  Christopher… well his dress was really nice but the second dress was meh –probably could have walked the runway by itself it was so stiff.

      • Stubenville

        They must really hate oatmeal colored dresses with Aztec print capes.  :^/

        • BuffaloBarbara

           No, that’s impossible.  Who could hate such a thing?

          • YoungSally

            Didn’t Mondo pick her for top three — or was that the BM producer?

            • BuffaloBarbara

               I expect it was a producer, but it was put in Mondo’s mouth, with Nick looking like, “Heh?  Are you nuts?”

    • PastryGoddess

      Was this show really an hour and a half long?  Lets hope it goes down to an hour next week

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

      Heidi’s dress is longer but still too tight.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Ven was robbed, but Beatrice/Lantie – coulda gone either way.  Boy, this was drug out at the end…. snappier editing.  Fewer ads, more shots of the garments, plz.  Oh, why beg?  It’s all in the can, and it’s “true” to Bunim-Murray’s template.

      Weepers in the teaser.  Oh, whoopee, drama not design.  Well, to thine ownself be true, B-M.

    • Stubenville

      Kors; “Fashion is not for sissies.” Oh REALLY Michael?

    • Kathleen Gillies

      I am so over Gunnar Harlequin bitchface the third.
      and his snotty twin too.

      • http://www.MintaHall.com/ Minta Hall

        Oh, me too.
        OTOH, it will be easy to design a little voodoo doll with his weirdly bleached hair.

        And (having just watched a good chunk of Season 9 reruns today), he really is just like The Amazing Josh, a Wonder in His Own Mind…

      • Introspective

        perfect cause he was *such* a bitchface last nite without the design chops to back it up. me thinks that’s what I’ll be calling him from now on… GHB3 for short. (which is nice and catchy if not drug related)

        hope it catches on among the rest of the PUFs!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314915676 Harvard Bridges

      Soo… It looks like my favorite contestant so far (Elina) is the one to leave the competition. Makes me sad :( my favorites are always seem like the first ones to leave.

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

      ha! In your dreams (and mine)- they’re sticking with the 90 minute format to allow for additional meltdowns.

      • PastryGoddess

         Guess this means I’m going to have to make more drinks.

        PARTAY! at my temple bitches!

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

      I think he’s doing the Josh thing in a very calculated way. Gunnar has seen what the producers want and he’s giving it to them. He could send the models down the runway in newspaper caftans and he’d still be safe.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         That’s what I’m thinking.  Bull, they told him to work on figuring out his client was.  They told him to develop a PR “personality.”

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

          and he certainly did…isn’t this what they’re looking for?

      • l_c_ann

        I saw so much of Josh on some of the preview/review shows that I wonder if he came back for (I can hardly bare saying it) PR All Stars (next)

        • blondie65

          no…no…no….but, the thought crossed my mind too…

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I didn’t share the judge’s Christopher love, but I’m wondering if that’s a function of not being able to see the detail work.  I could see it in Ven’s, but I felt like I’d seen the clothes before.  They’re beautiful clothes, though.

      I’d have sent Lantie home, but I can go with the one they picked.  I doubt Lantie will last long if she doesn’t up her game.

      I’ll wait for TLo’s dress posts to judge which of this mega show I really would have picked to win.

      Did anyone else find it hilarious when the judges complained that Kooan was attention-whoring?  I mean, really?  Isn’t that more or less what they’re instructed to do?

      • http://www.MintaHall.com/ Minta Hall

        Of course, but it’s supposed to be SUBTLE attention whoring!  

    • Linderella

      Of course I hate Gunnar–we’re meant to!  I was less annoyed by him than by BM insisting “Here’s your villain!” and then shoving his little doucheness at us every 30 seconds.  Though, I do admit, with his The Riddler laugh I’d have picked him for the hate all on my own anyway.

      • siriuslover

        Well, we only saw the edits, but I would’ve been pissed to if on the very first challenge someone (Chris) was wandering around looking at my work while I was trying to get my stuff done. I am always irritated by the wandering and critiquing designers.  Not that I’m siding with Gunnar, just that I see his point at that one moment.

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

          point taken- but he seems the sort to seize on one little thing and harp on it through the whole season- just like Josh latched on to Bert’s supposed disrespect of him and whined about in in a superior condescending manner. 

          I think Gunnar (or what ever name he was born with) is a little twink bitch trying to manufacture a personality.

          • siriuslover

            Oh, I totally agree with you. His actions were not endearing in the slightest. I was waiting for a “I WILL not have it, Costello-Lite” comment, and he came close. I was merely pointing out that I hate wanderers who don’t seem to want to do their own work (and again, it could be editing and he could’ve been there all of two seconds)

    • guest2visits

      Would not have given the win to Christopher. The little black dress he put together was pretty badly made – isn’t that the one
      with the back climbing up the butt; twisted zipper? And the cups on the bodice; pitiful. It pulled and creased, and was way too
      short, I thought MK would surely have pointed that out. 
      I thought that as a mini collection, perfectly made, – Melissa’s was the win. And I was not rooting for anyone with a black, gothic
      aesthetic this time around.
      On a happy note, I took some BK joy in the fact that Anya looked fairly out of date and boring in her usual caftan-y onesy.

    • Lisa

      I’m embarrassed to admit that I fell asleep after the runway show started, and woke up just during the win and the elimination.  I’m a bad Bitter Kitten!  I’m rewatching the repeat now.

      • YoungSally

        My dogs fell asleep…..usually if a TV show is good, they spend most of it insisting on my attention.

      • judybrowni

        Yeah, aren’t they supposed to be judging the clothes the contestants work up on the show.

        Not what you had the world and time to design at your leisure while at home?

    • MilaXX

      Didn’t realize we get to look at cutie pie Johnny Lavoy this season. I wonder what happened to Collier Strong?

    • http://www.facebook.com/smpatt01 Shannon Patterson

      Wow. I haven’t watched this yet, but I see the comments on Gunnar. I’m floored! I’ve met him once, post last season, and he seems to be a real sweetheart!

      • stardust462

         Hmm, that may explain why his bitchiness seemed really fake and forced to me.

    • MilaXX

       I think they basically gave him the win based on his inspiration dress. I no longer expect logic from this show. I may have a drink every week. I really makes watching more fun.

    • CarolinLA

      So who leaves in the middle of the night?  Do we have to wait until next week to find that out?  I’m gonna guess that one is Mr. Kooky (who clearly channeled Blaine).  

      • judybrowni

        I think it’s the old gal.

        As an old gal myself, I can tell you that ya only put up with so much shit, after a certain age.

        • formerlyAnon

          Word.

        • piperkitty

          Another old gal here….and so much shit is practically none. I have adoted a zero tolernece attitude toward whining, crying, dead mothers, unfunny snarky comments- all the crap we get from a majority of these designers.

    • blondie65

      Does anyone else not like the wall of photos of the past winners?  Except for Seth Aaron, it just reminds me of the sad slide in the show as evidenced by their choices since Princess Puffysleves…

      • dharmabum8

        Since Leanne, you mean, who is my second favorite winner actually.

        • blondie65

          Yes, that was a good season…I guess it didn’t really begin to slide until the move to Lifetime and the LA season…it’s just I was (and am) a die-hard Korto fan…

    • Logo Girl

      I have this thought stuck in my head that I can’t shake: Christopher looks like Michael Costello if he were painted by Margaret Keane.

      • angryparsnip

        Yes !  perfect….
        I am already so tired of Christopher/Michael lite… he sounds like him and talks like him. The little poorly made black dress was just like Michael badly made same dresses he put out week after week after week.

        cheers,  parsnip

    • PeaceBang

      Well, TLo, if you’re in, I’m in. At least until I get too irritated, at which point I’ll quit watching and just read your recaps.

    • http://www.pinkraygun.com/ Lisa

      I can’t quite figure out why Lauren Graham was there. Sure, I enjoy her on Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, but is she known as a particularly stylish person? Oh god, have I just been marketed to by the producers’ selection of a similarly aged everywoman? Crap. 

      Gunnar Deatherage isn’t living up to his name, unfortunately (I don’t care how he says it – I’ll always say “Death Rage”). With a comic book villain name like that, I’d hoped to see something a little more sinister and fun. 

    • BobStPaul

       Christopher’s gown was a complete surprise.  There wasn’t anything shown that would lead one to believe that would be the final product.  I don’t know if he looks like Michael Costello as painted by Margaret Keane.  I prefer to think of him as Michael Costello lite (the resemblance is striking).  I would have given the win to Ven but this is, after all, Project Runway.  Speaking of which, half the designers don’t seem to really belong there –  but this is,after all, Project Runway.

    • lill5

      I gave it a shot, and I’ll keep watching because there actually seems to be some talent this season. Gunnar’s mouth is already working my last. nerve., but I think the show could be ok again.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RHLSUVX3NCPB4OSS5BM7GZIXUE P. Capet

      i’m happily surprised to like quite a few of the designers.  as for entertainment value, my favorite parts of the show so far are dmitry and his bitchy, world-weary comments (“all she needs is a guitar”) and those insanely upbeat commercials for goofy slippers and light-up pillows.  products maybe dreamed up by old ladies on acid.  i hope lots of kids are getting these in the mail soon.

      • Sara__B

         Goofy slippers? Light-up pillows? I’m jealous. All I got on my Lifetime channel was the same old ads and I can’t remember a single one!

      • formerlyAnon

        “i hope lots of kids are getting these in the mail soon”

        I’m chuckling imagining a bunch of young kids at college or in their first apartments away from home getting these inexplicable packages from their grandmas.  I don’t know if that’s what you meant, but thank-you!

      • YoungSally

        Those items must have been brought to you by the same people who came up with the pillow pets.

        There is an artist who took a bunch of “Tickle Me Elmos”, decapitated them — turned those into hunting-like wall plaques and then took the bodies and made a coat…..I hope she does an encore with both of these products.

    • MilaXX

      I like Elena but her portfolio looks like outtakes from Michael and Janet Jackson’s SCREAM video

    • siriuslover

      YES! And that whole 38 / 48 thing… gah… mean girls from her. And that tacky crap she sent down the runway. Everything bugs me about her.

    • siriuslover

      Me too. And Gunnar is like Josh 2.0.

      • Excellence_and_Elegance

        Gunnar is the young Anakin Skywalker of Project Runway, only without the midichlorians.

    • siriuslover

      I agree, but the fit seemed better than Christopher’s LBD.

    • judybrowni

      The second I saw the serape, I knew that one was going.

      However, after Princess Fuck Up Bad Vintage did her number, I was disappointed it wasn’t she who had the door hit her in the ass.

      • judybrowni

        pre-show line for the win: “You can’t have too many tutus!”

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m thinking that Ms. Vintage will not be long for the show. I expect her exit in the fourth episode at the latest.

        • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

          Ms. Vintage is a Mean Girl.  UGH.

    • Sweetvegan

      Ven should have won, even with all the puckered seams on the bodice of his companion dress. How could the judges not even mention those seams, but pretend that dress was perfect? They criticized Christopher’s black dress but still gave him the win. Christopher’s win would’ve made more sense if the judges had a problem with Ven’s execution.

    • Bozhi

      I’m going to watch this episode at least twice.  Drama and fashion, back again.

    • Truthiness2U

      This was on tonight? Yeah, forgot and unless TLo fire me up somehow, won’t bother to find a copy. 

      How sad. I used to love this show so much. 

    • lessax3

      I’m giving Gunnar a pass on his seemingly bitchy attitude during this episode. Too many past seasons have shown that the one with that edit right off the bat is rarely the true bitch. Its usually the one who seemed sweet. So we’ll see how a couple more episodes go.

    • kat89

      Well, let’s see. Kooan and Gunnar are the camera whores this season and my daughter and I are fairly certain that Lantie is the one who escapes in the middle of the night. She was already showing signs of breaking last night and I think being in the bottom two might push her over the edge. Ven is definitely one to watch (although his ego is off-putting) and my family thinks that Christopher is Michael Costello 2.0. I would love to see Andrea go to the finals because I always root for the “old guy” but I want to see more from her and a few of the others. Finally, I think Raul and Buffy are next on the chopping block.

    • EliseC

      So glad you’re choosing not to hate-blog any more (though I COMPLETELY sympathize with that impulse).  It will be more fun this way.  Although to be honest, I’m not sure I’m going to put in the effort to watch the show…

    • SewingSiren

      I think the two boys made it into the top because of the garments they brought with them , the dresses they made for the challenge were pretty lame .
      The two competitors had challenge garments that were as good if not better than their original. The black with strong shoulders and the black and white pieces, but neither were in the top three.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Pretty good season premiere, imo! I couldn’t read T LOunge last night because my internet was acting up, and now there are 10 pages to go through, lol.

      So the Japanese Richard Simmons made it through, I wonder how long he’ll last? At least he is charmingly kooky.  And Gunnar is obviously this season’s Josh, so they’ll probably keep him around long past his expiration date. At the beginning of the show, I was thinking Beatrice would be the one the producers propped up, she’s pretty, can’t sew, etc.. so I was pleasantly surprised when they kicked her off, of course the cynic in me says they did that so we wouldn’t think they were going to do that this season. Who knows!

      There seems to be some talented people on the show this season, so I will keep my fingers crossed about the quality of the outcome.

    • piperkitty

      I know, that made me bark out a laugh that scared my cats.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

      “If you’re one of those Luddites who’s skittish about social media like it was a tool of Lucifer’s….”

      I don’t think it’s evil, I just find it incomprehensible.  Even my teenagers haven’t been able to explain it to me.

    • malvernite

      love the retrospective/introspective comments, t-lo, and am happy at your pledge to not take stuff serious. i know, who gives a shit what makes me happy, besides me that is. lol. love your wit and insights, and when you take the high road in your comments (meaning, not doing everlasting comparisons with The Disgusting Season Nine), u set a great tone and create a better discussion community. imo. thanks for that.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      I anticipate an eventual smoky lovefest between Gunnar and Christopher.  You know, like a new, gay version of Moonlighting.