T LOunge

Posted on August 16, 2012

Darlings, what would a T Lounge be without a gigantic fucking disco ball hanging over our heads all night threatening to come crashing down on all of us unless we turn the beat around, got to be real, toot-toot, hey, beep-beep? Boring is what.

Wyld Bar, W Hotel, London

So put your cha cha heels on tonight, girls! You should be dancing!  We love the night life! Cause when we’re bad, we’re so, so bad!

 

Guest judge Joanna Coles, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and Heidi Klum from the fifth challenge of Project Runway Season 10.

Also: Joanna Coles sits in the judges chair tonight and tries to make Nina feel small because she’s a brick house. She’s mighty, mighty; just letting it all hang out. Nina smiles in response, as if to say, “Go on, now. Go. Walk out the door. Just turn around now, ’cause you’re not welcome anymore.”

And it’s some sort of team challenge, which means tears and accusations, most likely. Tim will probably have to come in and buck these little narcissists with a “Baby, we can do it, take the time, do it right. We can do it, baby,” and then remind them how little time they have left with a “Do it tonight!” as he leaves.

And who knows? Perhaps someone among these mental patients will surprise us and produce something worthy. Perhaps le freak, c’est chic, darlings.

“THE BULLIES…GET BULLIED.” Ugh. Really, Lifetime? Really? Burn that mother down.

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for myLifetime.com, restaurantandbardesignawards.com - Video Credit: myLifetime.com]

    • 3boysful

      Team challenge?  Could be the Highway to Hell.

      And cosmos to match the swinging bar?

    • Kayceed

      What a joint! Disco Inferno, indeed.

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

      London again :)

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

      Aw, Freak OUT! I’m gonna knock knock knock on wood that Dmitry does well.

    • mjude

      turn out the lights sweet darling………

      please join me in champagne or and adult beverage of your choice! 

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Always willing to hoist a glass of bubbly with you m’dear.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      AFTER I stopped laughing at your set up for tonight, a veritable disco lyrics history lesson, I wondered, sitting here at work what I might want from the barkeep of this glamorous establishment.
      The answer is:
      Some reeeeeealy good scotch. I’m afraid I’m gonna need it.

      • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

         Shouldn’t you be drinking something disco-tastic, though? Like a Slow Comfortable Screw or a Harvey Wallbanger? Complete with lines to snort off the broken bathroom mirror, of course. Or so I’ve been told. *ahem*

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          If so, lets make it straight Stoli. And keep it coming.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Oh, there – you beat me to it. And I love the Harvey Wallbanger reference. Now, that’s going back a few years!

      • BrooklynBomber

        I think the disco theme calls for something white. snowy. I just can’t think of what, though. . .

        • Call me Bee

          I used to drink the occasional Tequila Sunrise when hitting the discos in my youth.  They were tasty and lethal. 

          • madamovary

            Omg. Yes!!!! And Malibu rum sticks in my brain.

          • BrooklynBomber

            Oh. Well. If you’re going to bring that up, we have a lot to talk about. The high school, Go Ask Alice years. Amazing we survived them.

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

      I am not nearly talented enough to continue with the lyrical theme:(
       

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Le sigh. Team challenge again? Cheapskates. I can hardly keep these designers straight separately.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      When I saw that “Bullies” teaser title from the unregenerates at Lifetime my disgust was immediate and palpable.  What a travesty those producers perpetrate, but…. we watch, so they’re laughing as they look at their Nielsens.

      Anywho, Team Challenge – few know how to play well with others, but it would be nice if the designers conspired to foil B-M and LT in their misguided reliance on manufactured drama.

      Yeah, I’ll watch, but I bet I’ll be muttering at the screen.

      BTW, Bitter Kittens, Precious Unborn Fauns and Minions – my chemotherapy concluded this past Tuesday!   I’m be monitored by my oncologist, especially as I’m at a risk for infection with my low WBCs, but the prognosis is really promising.  Hooray!  Maybe I’ll dive into that pint of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Fro-Yo to celebrate!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        With that lovely news, I’m getting the next round, oh and bartender, break out the champagne!!!!!!!
        Congratulations!

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Kiltdntiltd, thank you for your friendship and generosity.  I’m not a scotch drinker (and, damnit, my taste buds have been shot since the end of June, though they’ll recover eventually), but I’ll have a virtual Ring of Fire artisanal beer from my favorite microbrewry, Dragonmead.  That is one peppery, hot brew that might register.  If it’s all virtual I can imagine that Dragonmead would be found at the Wyld Bar in London!

          Then again, being virtual, I suppose I could imagine that I could actually taste the Champagne, too!  *wink*

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Here at VirtualKittensGettingVirtuallyHammered, we guarantee that every sip will be ambrosial delight.

            • formerlyAnon

              VirtualKittensGettingVirtuallyHammered should be protected intellectual property.  I think I want a t-shirt.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              I LOVE it!!!!!
              Virtual Kittens Getting Virtually Hammered”
              At the T Lounge
              Every Thursday

            • Call me Bee

              Super-excellent idea!  Quick–get the idea to Cafe Press.  I’ll buy several! 

      • janetjb

        Congratulations on your good prognosis.
        I’ll raise my ice cream bowl to you tonight.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Ice cream is a pretty celebratory nosh, isn’t it?  Those tart bing cherries in Cherry Garcia manage to impart a flavor that I can perceive.  To think that I can’t taste chocolate at all these days!

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

         Woo hoo!  Definitely a Ben and Jerry’s moment! 

      • mjude

        whatever you want, just let us bitter kittens know!

        • NDC_IPCentral

          My eyebrows, mjude, my eyebrows!  They’ve just disappeared; I have about 20 pale individual ones per brow now.  When I don’t have any makeup on, given how short my hair is, I swear I look like Uncle Fester!   Well, that may be a bit harsh on myself, but, their absence is hard to ignore.  Fingers crossed that they’ll regrow.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Ooh, now you get to have all new hair! I wonder what you’re going to get?

            • NDC_IPCentral

              I’d love it if it’d grow in all white, but I’m looking pretty salt-n-peppery, with more pepper than I think I had before.  I know that the first growth (though I didn’t go bald, just crew-cut short) is “chemo hair” that can be quite curly, but I’ve got/had curly, strongly waved hair anyway, so… time will tell.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              A dear friend, after chemo, went, it seems permanently now, from rather wavy to stick straight. Weird, but true.

            • SapphoPoet

              I think hair often grows back in curly, but just until you get a couple of cuts, then it generally goes back to whatever texture you had before. However, a friend had straight hair and it came back in super curly and stayed that way. She’s at her wits end trying to deal with all the corkscrew curls after a lifetime of straight hair. 

              I’ve also heard that the color can often be mousey. I hope mine comes back in blonde, like before. My husband hates makeup and dyed hair, but he told me that I could dye it blonde if I didn’t like the color when it comes back in. I know that sounds sort of condescending (since it’s MY hair) but he’s being really supportive of my hair angst through all this. I think he was trying to tell me that he would be supportive of whatever I want to do. 

          • l_c_ann

            I guess some Henna’ed leopard spots might be a bit much?

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Hmmmm, in my pre-return-to-work month of concluding disability leave, maybe I should give the Buffi a shot!  If I were to totter into IP Central with her coif, though, I bet the joy at my return would suddenly be quite muted.

            • formerlyAnon

              You would confound them. Joy at your return? Horror at your celebratory hair? Struck dumb or stuttering?

              Sounds worthy of video.

          • SapphoPoet

            I had to go to the Aveda salon for an eyebrow tutorial. I’m very fair and mine have all disappeared now. Sigh.

      • 3boysful

         Congrats, NDC, and a toast to your health!

      • SewingSiren

        Congratulations! Fuck cancer straight to hell!

        • BrooklynBomber

          WIll you marry me?

          • SewingSiren

            I thought you’d never ask .<3

            • Call me Bee

              I’ll be the flower girl.  :) 

            • BrooklynBomber

              Just waiting for the right time, y’know?

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        congratulations and best wishes.  ben & jerry’s pretty much fixes almost any problem.  

        • NDC_IPCentral

          That and a rigorous regimen of Taxol and Paraplatin every three weeks with Taxol in the two intervening weeks for three cycles in the spring and then three cycles once again this summer.  I pretty much have gotten a free pass on ice cream and fro-yo for the past 7 months, but I’m going to have to wean myself from that indulgence soon!

          • Judy_J

            Hooray!  So glad to hear you’ve finished the chemo, and the prognosis is good.  You’ve got the Bitter Kittens in your corner, and that’s a formidable force! 

          • Imasewsure

            It doesn’t have to be ice cream but indulge in anything and everything you want… you’ve earned it. Collective hugs from the minions…

          • SapphoPoet

            Congrats on being done! 

      • l_c_ann

        An end for a series of Chemotherapy merits at least two pints of great ice cream.  (And cookies)

        • formerlyAnon

          If you’re feeling really guilty for indulging, eat some broccoli in between.

      • Susan Crawford

        SO happy to hear this, NDC_IPCentral! As one about to start treatment, I have special reason to hoist a glass to you. Good on you, sweetie, and kick up your heels.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          And I hope you know, Susan, that all us Kittens have got your back. And as Judy_J said, that is a formidable force!

        • formerlyAnon

          May the results of your treatment be as promising!

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Susan, if you’d like to converse/discuss with me directly, I’d be honored to be a sounding board and voice of experience for you.  Contact Tom & Lorenzo if you want to do so; they’re happy to be intermediaries to facilitate direct communication.  Best of luck to you, my friend.  It’s no walk in the park, but good doctors and nurses and a determined and upbeat attitude will all work toward the best possible outcome.

        • SapphoPoet

          Good luck, Susan. I’m in the middle of this myself; I’d be happy to have a conversation offline for support. I’m sure TLo would facilitate an exchange of email addresses. Really, I’m happy to talk, help, whatever you’d like. 

          • formerlyAnon

            And you know you get maybe an extra smidge of cheerleading now and then from the Kittens – it has not escaped notice that you’re doing this while raising young ones. I know plenty of people do, but it’s got to add a whole extra layer of complexity.

            • SapphoPoet

              Thank you. :) It is challenging, but he keeps me moving forward. I do think that I get extra brownie points for doing chemo and potty training in the same year. :)

            • formerlyAnon

              As a parent who flunked potty training, I salute you. (One got it, but after a month declined to participate & wore diapers until he was 3.5 and grandma convinced him to rethink armed with copious M&Ms as bribes, the other trained herself).

        • NDC_IPCentral

          As our virtual friend Kiltdntiltd would say, Susan, we’ve got your back.  You can vent and reach out to us when the process starts.  I got a tremendous boost from all the caring the BKs, PUFs and minions sent my way.  It was surprising how much I looked forward to their posts and what a help to my spirits it was.  We’ll absolutely do the same for you.

      • BrooklynBomber

        YAY!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Congrats on completing chemo, and I am so, so happy that the prognosis is promising- consider yourself virtually hugged and also a virtual beverage of your choice on moi!

      • formerlyAnon

        Hooray! I’d say anything that you can taste & that tickles your fancy is called for. My virtual gin is raised in your honor!

        How awesome to be able to focus on rebuilding and healing!

      • ASK26

        all the best wishing you an all clear

      • Lilithcat

        my chemotherapy concluded this past Tuesday! 

        Hurrah!   

         the prognosis is really promising.

        And an even bigger HURRAH!

        • formerlyAnon

          And cheering you on as well, Lilithcat!  Hope we will be congratulating you soon.

        • Peeve

           Ditto the good wishes, Lilithcat. I hope we can rejoice for your ending chemo soon!

      • angryparsnip

        Love to read but I rarely comment but your post makes me smile !
        Great news.
        Cherry Garica for everyone. I first wrote Cheery Garcia first which maybe is more  truthful, no ?

        cheers,  parsnip

      • Peeve

         Congratulations–wonderful, wonderful news!

      • Call me Bee

        That is excellent news, NDC!!!  I suppose it’s too soon for you to imbibe, but B & J is a great way to celebrate.  Woohoo! 

      • dschubba

        Wonderful news!

    • SewingSiren

      A shot every time Joanne reminds us that she’s Nina’s boss.

      I am not surprised that Raul is last picked, because his designs have been bad and his construction is also very bad, the worst of all the ones left.
      But it looks like Gunnar is second to last. Although he seems difficult (personality), his construction skills are high and he wants to win, so I would think he would be a good team member. 
      Christopher’s skills are not so good. ANd his head is big, and he has already thrown a team member under the bus. I would pick him second to last. But maybe he is the leader.

    • emcat8

      Wow, I’m pretty sure I would never be allowed in an establishment like that. Funky little shack, funk-ee little shack.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Bang, bang, on the door, sugar….

        • Call me Bee

          And don’t forget your juke box money! 

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Hop in my Chrysler, it’s a as big as a whale!

    • crash1212

      Not sure hot the Judge the Judges thingy is going to go this week as it seems that Nina and Nina’s BOSS Joanna Coles seem to be wearing essentially the same thing from the waist up. Perhaps the color block looking boots will get Joanna Coles – Nina’s BOSS – the win. Another team challenge…guess they’ll be working hard for the money. 

    • CarolinLA

      I love the team challenges.  

      • Call me Bee

        The only timeI remember was the Angela/Laura/I forget who else Macy’s challenge.  Those three actually listened to each other and produced the winning look, in spite of Angela’s design. 

        • rab01

            Wasn’t it Mychael as the third?  I remember the other two saying “no” a lot to Angela because her design was silly and unworkable but it had been picked by the customer so she was the designated team leader. For a positive vibes  collaboration, I think back to Christan and Chris in the avant garde challenge …

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            It was Mychael Knight, Laura Bennett and Angela on that team, and yes, Laura and Mychael talked Angela out of some of her most unfortunate ideas.

    • Imasewsure

      Finally a challenge that doesn’t include a fricking celebrity judge… I will actually watch tonight rather than just waiting for the fabulous recaps tomorrow

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Never, in all the six and a half years I’ve lived in the U S of A, have I missed London as much as I did during the Olympics – so thanks for taking me back again there with you TLo!  I might even have been to this bar, it’s all a slightly foggy, fuzzy, vodka infused memory… “I couldn’t ask for another. No, I couldn’t ask for another”*

      *Hey, I was born in 71 so I’ve gone for a slightly later disco era!

      Oh the show?  Meh, I’m just here for the Kittens.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Deee-Lite!

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          My supperdish, my succotash wish!

          • BrooklynBomber

            You know, I kind of tuned out a lot (most) of ’80s music.  But I love love love Deee-Lite!

    • Judy_J

      Oh, I love the night life, I got to boogie! Perhaps the team challenge will end with a disco inferno!  I feel that in honor of the ’70’s vibe, I should be drinking Singapore Slings or perhaps a Sloe Gin Fizz.

      • CozyCat

        A friend in college was really into sloe gin fizzes–to excess.  Nothing–NOTHING–is more gross than cleaning up after someone who has consumed too many sloe gin fizzes.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Agh, team challenge, with what looks like a challenge of, “Who can spend the most time bitching about fellow contestants while making clothes that look like someone left the cake out in the rain, with all the sweet cream icing flowing down?”

      • 3boysful

         I think you nailed it, BB!  Think the Duchess will take every opportunity to describe something as a “disco[fill in blank]“?

    • Sweetbetty

      With Joanna Coles as a judge those designers better damn well be sure their pieces can be worn with a bra.

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

      As a disco-lovin’ mama, and a legit freak of the week, I am pleased at our venue for tonight. And I would like to just say, I HATE team challenges. Not because they’re not fun to watch (try and get along, ruthless competitors and catty bitches!) but because they significantly reduce the amount of analysis from TLo in the coming week, which is a tragedy.

    • ccm800

      I abhor team challenges. This bar however looks like Satan’s passion pit in the best way.

    • VRuss

      Hate those team challenges… Blech… It would be far mo interesting if all the challenges were individual, where they truly got to showcase their talents/misfortunes and had no one to blame for everything but themselves..,

      Cool lounge!

    • Apocalipstick Now Redux

      I’m hoping for the Rise of Commandant Snape tonight.  Rewatching the candy episode and his dress was fabulous.

    • Susan Crawford

      Well, here we are again at the TLOunge! And I don’t know about you, but I definitely need something long, cool and tasty. Oh, and a drink would be nice, too. Let’s make it Champagne, eh?

      It’s been one of those weeks when the disco ball of life definitely came crashing down on MY head, all right. Got a diagnosis of cancer of the gum, and will start my radiation/chemo next week. It’s treatable – thank all the gods, goddesses and such-like – but lemme tell ya, this was the longest week of my life as I waited for what turned out to be just one more challenge for me to beat. And beat it I will, folks. I have things to do, places to go, poorly-styled celebs to critique! Cancer? I don’t need no stinkin’ cancer!

      Tonight’s episode promises to be yet another hot mess of Passion and Persona (and wouldn’t THAT be a great name for a fashion house?) With a collection of designers who seem to be mentally coiled up as tight as a Leger dress on a Kardashian, there should be plenty of workroom hijinks, sobbing-in-the-bathroom moments, finger-pointing shouting sessions, bitch-facing and all the other joys we’ve come to expect from team challenges.

      Can we get a chorus of “I Will Survive” going here?

      • BrooklynBomber

        Oh, no!  I’m glad it’s very treatable, but crap, I’m so sorry. A rousing chorus of I Will Survive, dedicated to you!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Well damn, that simply sucks.  Let me join in the chorus of “I will survive” for you, dear.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Honey lamb, you have got a perfect right to vent, and to get good a snockered. Beaming those good vibes right at you!

      • formerlyAnon

        Well sucks to hear that. Glad it’s treatable and here’s hoping it won’t be too grueling getting to the other side of this. You’re right, you DON’T need no stinkin’ cancer.

        Have as much virtual champagne as you want, love. And we’ll help you get down safely if you’re seen boogie-ing on the tables.

      • Lilithcat

        Can we get a chorus of “I Will Survive” going here?

        Done.  

        I don’t know why so many of us seem to be dealing with the “big C” right now, but we are gonna kick its butt!

        • Susan Crawford

          Indeed we are going to kick butt, preferably in a pair of killer spiked heels!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Oh, honey, when I replied to your message I hadn’t seen your Dx.  You’re gonna be a sick kitten, Kitten, but the “treatable” conclusion is really something to hold onto with firmness and resolve.  “I Will Survive,” indeed.  You’re going to need a lot of support from family/friends, and you’re going to need help in the eating and palatability realms.  For me, salty and sour were all that have been enjoyable for the past nearly two months.  I don’t know whether you’ll have limitations on food by mouth, but be guided by your physicians.

        Susan, one of my sister attorneys at IP Central gave me a ball cap that has a pic of Rosie the Riveter flexing and the caption “Kickin’ Cancer’s Ass.”  My doctors, nurses and I managed to do that for my ovarian cancer; you’ll do that for your oral cancer, too, with the full support of your TLo community friends and your friends and family in your off-line life.

        • Susan Crawford

          Indeed, having that network it crucial. I lost my cousin this summer to pancreatic cancer, and I know how much it meant to her to have the kind of support you eloquently describe. Friends and family – pretty good folks to have in one’s corner at ANY time, but when the going gets rough they’re essential. And that includes all the lovely commentariat comrade, too!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Susan,
            you have my sincerest sympathies for your loss.  Pancreatic is a terrible cancer, and the father of a close friend of mine is battling it now, too.

            You may wnt to consider using CaringBridge.org as your communications means.  It has been mine and has been superb.  As I said above, if you’d like to converse/discuss with me directly, I’d be honored to
            be a sounding board and voice of experience for you.  Contact Tom &
            Lorenzo if you want to do so; they’re happy to be intermediaries to
            facilitate direct communication between folks here.

          • SapphoPoet

            Glad to hear that the outcome is good. A positive outlook and a strong network is critical. We have your back here. :) 

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

        Yes- you will survive! And best of luck to you, Susan!

      • Peeve

         Abso-freakin’-lutely!!! So glad to hear it’s treatable, and I’m hoping it will be a quick round of chemo/radiation for you. I think the wait to hear is almost as bad as the treatment. Veuve Clicquot from me to you!

      • Stubenville

        Ugh – I hope the treatments go smoothly and you make a full recovery.  This makes my awful day dealing with Bosszilla pale in comparison.

      • Call me Bee

        Sending good thoughts and prayers your way, Susan.  Singing “I Wil Survive” along with all of you at the top of my lungs!  Cancer at once sucks and blows…

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Sending hugs & positive vibes Susan.  

        There’s a special place in my thought for all the BKs and PUFs who’re having a tricky time – much love to all of you!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Bow, chicka-bow-bow! Love the bar-just fab. 

    • BrooklynBomber

      This is among the most fabulous of posts.  And most especially this: Joanna Coles sits in the judges chair tonight and tries to make Nina feel small because she’s a brick house. She’s mighty, might.

      Can some west coast kitten or poodle tell me what time the show airs on this side of things? 

      • kimmeister

        It’s on from 9-10:30pm.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Thanks, Kimmeister.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          unless you have direct tv, then it’s on at 6:00 and 9:00

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        she may be mighty mighty but i can’t see her lettin’ it all hang out.  not after all her talk about bras.

    • jilly_d

      Oh, this place looks fabulous! I’ll have a salty dog, extra salt! Also: can we plz get Joanna Coles back in the work room? She was a great mentor.

    • formerlyAnon

      Well this looks like fun! I can’t with the lyrics, but let me tell you that I’m now deep in the two entire weekends spent creating mix tapes for an epic going away party we threw in 1984.

      Oh wait! Clothes! Teams! Hmm. Teams are usually not good news for the clothes. Perhaps we will see Coles & Garcia bonding over the fashion faux pas of Ms. Klum?

      • Kit_W

        Check out how HK is checking out La Nina and Coles! She’s got some smirk on her face, like she sure is noticing how all of a sudden Nina is sitting bolt upright and front/center of the group since her boss is around! Lol! I dunno know…the whole thing just kind of makes me giggle…

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

      Joanna is wearing go-go boots and Heidi is wearing a satin jumpsuit. Seems that only one person got the memo about the disco theme. 

    • dress_up_doll

      Hugs, kisses and a life of healthy good wishes, NDC_IPCentral. I’m so happy for you. Stay strong and keep fighting.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Thanks so much; the good wishes and positive vibes the BK community have been sending my way these past 7 months have really helped.  Now we have to send all this energy to Susan Crawford, another kitten who’s battling cancer.  And Lillithcat, too.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          We’re on it NDC.  I’m so happy that you’ve come through in such grand style.  Sending celebratory hugs!

          Vicki

    • Call me Bee

      Sorry I’m late! 
      The f*cking disco ball is fantastic–red an wyld!  I’ll have a girly drink–a cosmo to match the decor. 
      Did I miss anything?  Looking forward to the team challenge tonight.  Drama and humiliations galore!   

    • snich11

      Watching this again just reminds me how UGLY these outfits are–all those drab, dreary (non)colors! Yuck!

    • Stubenville

      Dear G*d I need a drink… or ten. Double  Jack Daniels on the rocks please.

    • http://www.facebook.com/janet.selman Janet Selman

      Make mine a cherry daiquiri!

    • Lisa

      I miss you guys!  I feel so out of the loop because I can’t post at work!  

      Disco and drinks – YES!  Because we Bitter Kittens are More Than A Woman!

    • Victoria Reyes

      I don’t think something that a regular working woman would wear would by definition be editorial…

      • Sweetbetty

         What the heck does “editorial” mean in relation to fashion?  I hear that word bandied about on PR all the time but I just don’t understand what is means?

        • unbornfawn

          I’ve always thought it meant that it would photograph well.

    • dschubba

      Poor Raul and his unrequited mancrush.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Gunnar and grammar: Him and X….. I’m sure your English teachers are so proud.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Or did I confuse Christopher with Gunnar?  My conclusion applies to whichever of those whiners murdered the English language.

    • Kimbolina

      Raul needs to just go away.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh boy.  Work wear.  When was the last time any of these kids worked in a real office or workplace?  LOL….
      Team 5!  Team 6!  Team 7 of 9! 

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i am so bored of work wear.  i wanna see some wild disco costumes!

        • Stubenville

          Bring back the drag queen challenge! Moar sequins!

    • dschubba

      Raul is good at making pants? Who knew?

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        after last week, it’s certainly news to me.

      • Sweetbetty

         I was waiting for one of his teammates to bring up last week’s pants.

        • Spicytomato1

          Judging by the looks on all their faces, it was definitely the elephant in the room. Funny!

    • dress_up_doll

      Raul, lace in the workplace? Really?

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

      Whatever happened to team leaders? Did they decide it was more drama to just throw them all together haphazardly?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

        After watching this episode, I kind of think it was better for everyone NOT to have a team leader. The team leader was always at a disadvantage compared to everyone else in the challenge because while everyone else was merely judged on how well they worked with others and how well their clothes came out, the leader was also judged for leading the team. 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      hi guys, it’s been a few weeks since i could join you live, but today i’m ensconced in my mountain home with a refreshing drink and my satellite tv.  i said to my self earlier “don’t be tardy to the party” so here i am.  i would like to share with you my new drink sensation that will be sweeping the nation.  i call it blackberry mountain tropical lemonade:  juice of one lemon, juice of one lime, two shots of gold rum and two shots of blackberry syrup in a tall glass.  fill with crushed ice and stir.  add water or bubbly water if desired.  would you like me to make you a virtual one?  it has lots of vitamin C!

      • Stubenville

        Sure! Make it a double; I think were going to need a lot of adult drinks to make it through this episode.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          ok so four shots of rum and four shots of syrup…you won’t be needing any water i’m sure…

      • Call me Bee

        Sounds delish!  I’ll have one as soon as I down this vodka. 

      • alyce1213

        And antioxidants! It’s good for you.

    • Stubenville

      Well, it hasn’t devolved into tears and shouted accusations… yet.

    • StelledelMare

      *gasp* These designers know what color is when it’s not forced upon them?

    • Stubenville

      Is Eduardo Munster getting the loser edit? 

      • dschubba

         It sure seems like it. Judging by Raul’s language, it almost seems like he can sense it.

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

        God, I hope so. I can’t listen to him for another second.

    • Call me Bee

      OK–we’re 13 minutes nto the show and the designers are already annoying.  I need a Stoli on the rocks.  STAT!  Oh–with two olives…I didn’t have dinner. 

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        might as well get some cocktail onions too.  you’ve got your fruits and vegetable covered there.

    • Kimbolina

      Bag missing?  Totally planned.  A producer stashed it away somewhere, I’m sure.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        And no resolution of the crisis – it was a moment of hand-wringing, then forgotten.

      • Sweetbetty

         Like Anya’s money last season?

      • http://twitter.com/ZumaZoum Eric

         What kills me about that is that I specifically remember this exact same thing happening before on a previous season.  Not only that, but Tim said because they had paid for it, they let the designer go back and get it.

        • Sweetbetty

           Thank you!  I thought I remembered that happening too.

    • Stubenville

      Someone needs to slip Elena a double dose of Prozac…

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        More like a Valium. 

    • http://twitter.com/60silverdollars Cristina Rivera

      I just want to say that last night I had an intricate and detailed dream in which I had to vote for which PR contestants would stay on the show and the only person I voted for was Dmitry.  Since Kooan left all I care about is Comrade Snape.

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

        AGREED. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        Comrade Snape and Sonjia. 

        • AnneElliot

          Love Dmitry and Sojnia, and Melissa is getting more air time — she seems reasonably sane and professional, and her designs are interesting.  She’s a dark horse.  

    • SnackBandit

      The only people I don’t want to punch in the face right now are Granola Dreads and Sonjia.  Russian Beardaughter needs to chill out.

      • Call me Bee

        And Snape.  He actually seems to be listening to the others and concerned about the finished product.  I think Iurve him…

        • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

          Him, Sonjia, and Venn for the top three unless cracktastic producers stick Gunnar in instead for the DRAMA.

          • Call me Bee

            Ugh don’t even say that in jest!  (shudder…)  ;)

          • SnackBandit

             Ok, Comrade Snape gets a pass, He’s pretty cool.
            Venn will make it, but Sonjia and Snapey will get cut so Costello-lite and Gunnar can continue to make drama and shriek like harpies.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i tell you, comrade is due for a trip to the nuthouse and some iv meds.

    • Maria Rosenfire

      Really? They only get until 11, and no time tomorrow? Is next week’s challenge going to be a contest to see who can staple a dress together the fastest? 

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        I started sewing a month ago and everything I make I unintentionally sew like I’m on a Project Runway time limit. I made a top and skirt in like twelve hours total, split between last night and this morning. I suppose this will be useful practice if I ever end up as a contestant on the show…

        • Sweetbetty

           Did your top have sleeves?  If so, you’re way ahead of last season’s winner already.

          • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

            YES. They’re actually the first properly set-in sleeves I’ve ever done and I even used French seams. The top turned out beautifully. 

            • Sweetbetty

               Congrats to you, especially for such a short time sewing.

            • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

              Thank you! I’ve always been a crafty person (I’ve been making jewelry for a decade now) and I love clothes, ao I am ridiculously pleased with myself. ^_^

    • madamovary

      Edwardo Munster is making me violent. How come no one is pointing out its a team challenge. How many times can he say me me me or I I I? Shut the f up. He’s getting that edit because he’s so stupid he’s going to get Sufi for making it about him not the team. Arghghghg. Oh jeez. Gunnar is dressed as Jesus in one of his close ups.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i say we lock him and gunnar i-don’t-want-to-work-with-any-of-these-fucking-people death’s rage in the bathroom and don’t let them out until at least one of them is dead.  ooo did i say that?

        • Call me Bee

          LOL  Out loud you said that!  And I agree! 

        • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

          A Hunger Games arena set in Parsons.

          • AnneElliot

            Oh. My. God.  PERFECT!!

        • Stubenville

          I’d settle for swapping Gunnar’s Chap Stick with a tube of Superglue…

    • Lisa

      Okay, here’s what’s making me nervous – I know Raul is being painted as “the problem child”, but I’m more worried about Dmitry – his dress is fairly similar to his one from last week.  And I don’t want Dmitry to be some “wild card” elimination tonight.  I just don’t want the judges to call him out for being too similar in his designs.

      • Stubenville

        I think Dmitry would have to set a judge on fire to get eliminated at this point, when there are so many hot messes left to pick off.

        • Lisa

          Okay, good – thank you, sweetie.  I always worry about my favorite getting eliminated by some weird twist.  Thank you for the “Chinatown Face Slap” to bring me back to earth!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWPCMKKMRNPQXVFKLDRKQWHYCU kp

      I just turned on the TV – what is the challenge? And why are they in teams of 6?

      • Stubenville

        Modern work wear for a Marie Claire photo shoot. Wearable but “editorial”. 

      • Call me Bee

        They are making two collections for the working woman.  2 teams–one has 6 people.  They are called…Team 6.  The other has 5 people.  It’s called ___________ (fill in the blank)  Yep. 

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWPCMKKMRNPQXVFKLDRKQWHYCU kp

          Thank you!

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

      I really hope that Sonjia and Comrade Snape stay on until the end, because that’s the only way I can imagine not completely quitting on these freaking people. 

    • ASK26

      doesnt sanjai’s top look s lot like the ruffle they are complaining aboit

      • Sweetbetty

         I noticed that too.

    • Sweetbetty

      I think we’re finally going to remember who Nathan is after this week; he’s getting much more face time.

    • snich11

      Gunnar is a pissy little bitch.

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

      I just can’t with Gunnar’s striped shirt/hair. First he looked like twist froyo, and now…Neapolitan. 

      • Stubenville

        I think he looks like a horses ass.

    • Susan Crawford

      Thank you, dear folks, for all your good wishes! I’m enjoying all the disco vibes, the virtual Champagne and the side-eye Heidi is casting in Joanna’s direction! Nina looks just a little tense having The Boss at her elbow, doesn’t she? Hehhehheh.

    • snich11

      Also I want to tie Edouard Munster up and cut that little forehead tail off!

    • dschubba

      So wait, ELENA is criticizing her competitors for making impractical, look-alike garments?

    • dress_up_doll

      I flove Dmitry.

      • Lisa

        Good god yes!

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

      What’s up with Elena’s crazylashes? Is she just ADVERTISING her insanity now?

      • Stubenville

        Quick! Zoloft product placement!

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          they need to get a private sanitarium (read asylum) to sponsor this show.  or they could have a psych emergency team on set to perform interventions on camera.  wouldn’t that be fun?

    • lessax3

      What is wrong with navy, it’s a perfectly good color for the workplace.

      • Victoria Reyes

        I know. I love navy

      • Call me Bee

        Yes.  And I like navy with that cobalt blue and black. 

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        navy and black are very in too.  on trend as nina would say.

    • Kimbolina

      Elena is nuts, no question about it.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        your avatar looks like christian siriano.  just had to share that.

        • Kimbolina

           Ahahaha, I never really noticed that but it kind of does.  Hahahaha.

    • ASK26

      The judges will punish you if they don’t like your look . how often do they reward somebody for being a good team player team Dmitri. Elena GO Home

    • Maria Rosenfire

      Can we all please start using the phrase “one-way monkey” immediately? It will make the world a better place.

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

        I completely support that. 

        • Lisa

          I third this suggestion!

          • dharmabum8

            I infinity this.

      • Lisa

        One way monkey? Dear sweet jeebus, could it be any clearer why I love that man?

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        perfect!  one trick pony always reminds me of a strip show in tijuana.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      so elena doesn’t like the challenge or the fabrics or the colors or…..memo to elena:  nobody gives a fuck.

      • madamovary

        Lmao!!! And what was that crazy ass makeup she just was shown in? Elena needs to go play a video game called kill the tsar or something. Jesus. Or maybe she needs to get laid. Hence that lovely makeup? Shes like a monster high doll only meaner. I cant remember a season with so many icky people. Remember sweet pea? Peach? Christian siriano! Where are all the shiny happy people?????

        • carolclark12

           Elena:  “She’s like a monster high doll, only meaner.”  Love.

    • madamovary

      How come no one is pointing out its a team challenge. How many times can he say me me me or I I I? Shut the f up. He’s getting that edit because he’s so stupid he’s going to get Sufi for making it about him not the team. Arghghghg

    • dschubba

      Even the other designers call him Eddie Munster!

      • Lisa

        I loved that!

    • alula_auburn

      I am falling more in love with Comrade Snape by the minute.

      Melissa’s still pretty cool, too.  Sorry chiffoniers!

    • ASK26

      with regard to work wear don’t people remember michael kors attitude oooh she’s wearing a suit /jacket

    • MilaXX

      Elena is  CRAZY!!!! I would hate to ever be on a team with her.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1386785487 Lee Graham

        The blue shirt that Elena was wearing was navy, or very close to it. What a crazy beeyotch~

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

        Or in a room with her.

        • Lisa

          Or within 10 miles of her.

          • Stubenville

            What’s next? Area code or time zone?

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1386785487 Lee Graham

              Planet!

            • PhillyJen

              Galaxy

            • Lisa

              Stratosphere.

      • madamovary

        I’m feeling actual hatred for her. Truly. Hello miss borderline personality disorder! Good luck with that!!! I’m hating disquisition too. It wint let me post

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

        Yeah, but I kind of love her anyway. She is a crazy bitch who’s obsessed with making women look like linebackers, and yet I still like her. I think maybe my hormones are thinking for me.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      gunnar would certainly know a drag queen cocktail party if he saw one.

    • MilaXX

       Best ESL moment since Heidi said something was selling like donuts.

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

        Bagels, actually, but I agree. :D

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

      I miss Frokemon. And Buffi. Sigh.

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

      Fellow Kittens, help a girl out. Is it “MARE-EE Claire” or “Muh-REE Claire”? I’ve heard it both ways.

      • Stubenville

        MAH-ree  clare.

        • Sweetbetty

           They seem to say it just like “Mary” to me.

      • zelavie

        In both Heidi and Nina accents, it’s MARE-EE

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        it depends on how much of a phony french accent you want to affect.

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

          Haha! I need to go practice in front of a mirror, like with “Givenchy” and “Yves Saint Laurent.” 

          • AnneElliot

            Oui!

      • Susan_El

        Not that I’m an expert but I believe it’s pronounced “Mary” not MAR-ee or Muh-REE.  Simple, like the mother of Jesus.  Other opinions welcome!

      • Maria Rosenfire

         Welp, I’m glad we cleared that up for you!

      • Spicytomato1

        Funny, I have this theory that it was always “Muh-ree” until PR, when Heidi mispronounced it. No one had the heart or guts to correct her so “MARE-ee” caught on. 

        And actually just last night I noticed in a Yoplait ad that they pronounced it “Muh-ree.” I think that’s how most Americans pronounce it, except for Tim who’s been influenced by his colleagues Heidi, Nina and Joanna.

    • Victoria Reyes

      How is a one shoulder blouse modern? Looks completely 80s

      • Sweetbetty

         Plus, is it appropriate for the office?  Joanna was so put off by the little bit of skin Dmitry’s dress showed in the back but didn’t seem to mind the bare shoulder.  Funny how Heidi defended the bare back triangles, though.

    • MilaXX

       unless this is foreshadowing his departure

    • Stubenville

      Why yes, the model DOES look like she’s on the toilet…

    • zelavie

      Does Elena have any volume setting lower than 10?

    • Kimbolina

      Was there a requirement that they had to use the props?  WTF was that whole argument anyway??

      • MilaXX

         Tim said they had props they could use in the photo shoot. I think they are confused as to whether the props are expected to be used.

      • Victoria Reyes

         Yeah, that wasn’t clear. If they didn’t NEED to, then I agree, they looked better without them

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          i agree, the props were lame.  i hate to agree with elena but they do look like catalogue props.  jc penney.  omg i just agreed with elena.  where is that psych emergency team when i need them?

    • MilaXX

       They are my choices for top 2 so far

    • Lilithcat

      I wish my office had had Charles Rennie Mackintosh chairs!

      • Stubenville

        Dirty little secret – they’re not all that comfortable. Sigh.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Ah but if you’ve grown up in a stern Presbyterian Protestant Scots’ household you sit that straight normally!  ;)

        • Lilithcat

          My dining room chairs are CRM, and are quite comfy.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Now that I might’ve tuned in to see!  Ladderback presumably?

        • Lilithcat
          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Ah lovely, I’ve actually been there and also to the Willow Tea Rooms.  

            The school my father went to in Townhead (Glasgow tenements area, almost all raised to the ground now to make way for a bypass) was designed by Rennie Mackintosh – Martyr’s Public School.  My dad is still terribly proud of that fact!

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Hey TLo – do you fancy having the TLounge in a wee Glasgow tearoom sometime?  
            I think you’d love to know more about Mrs Cranston, check her out!

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Do people from the Ukraine and Belarus all speak Russian? Not as a primary language, but at all? I just have this dream of Dmitri finally losing it and giving Elena a smackdown in Russian.

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

        OH YES PLEASE YES

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        i would think so. they were both part of russia since even before it was the USSR.

        • ScarlettHarlot

          Yeah, I just wasn’t sure, since it’s not the primary language for either country, how fluent most people are in it, like do they have to learn it in school, are they conversant, etc, or does it depend on their family & upbringing.

          • holdmewhileimnaked

            my family is from around kiev [actually theyre from some place that no longer exists, but nearby] & all who are, or were, first gen speak, or spoke, russian. that’s all the real knowledge i have, but since it was pretty close i figured i’d throw it out there.

            • ScarlettHarlot

              Gotcha. Thanks!

      • jilly_d

        Oh god, that would just be orgasmic.

        • Lisa

          I know, how hot would it be to see him bitch her out in Russian!

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

        She absolutely speaks Russian.  Russian was mandatory during the USSR years, and Elena was born in 1983 or 1984.  And Russian authorities weren’t terribly pleased to hear Ukrainian spoken — according to my ex, who was Ukrainian and didn’t leave until after.  In fact, in his case, he didn’t even know Ukrainian, because his parents had enough problems as they were ethnically Jewish. 

        • ScarlettHarlot

          Excellent! Then my dream of a Russian-language workroom showdown live on. 

          Oooh, better yet, I want it to happen on the runway. Then Heidi can yell at them both in German to be quiet, and Nina can tell them all enough already in Spanish, and Michael can sit there with his mouth open repeating “Well this is just cuckoo!”

    • BuffaloBarbara

      “One way monkey.”  I think I like it even better than the regular saying.

      • Pennymac

        Its going into my repetoire! (Did I spell that right?)

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/P27VIDYLRDOVQEMEUF22GEPJ6Y Laura

           “One way monkey” is fantastic. I want to now include it in as many conversations as possible. I’m glad Dmitri is finally getting more face time. His work is a pleasure even though there is absolutely no way in hell I could wear that dress of his to my office.

    • Maria Rosenfire

      When will these people realize that THEIR LIVES AS SUCCESSFUL FASHION DESIGNERS ARE GOING TO BE ONE LONG SERIES OF TEAM CHALLENGES?  If companies are looking for talent on PR and they see that you’re a complete and total bitchosaurus who wants to work alone in an underground lair, they’re probably not gonna hire you.

      • CarolinLA

        They all seem to come into the competition thinking that they’ll win and then they’ll get to be dictators.  It’s ridiculous.  

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

          Even if you’re the boss, you’ll need to be able to deal with people — clients, stylists, suppliers, plus everyone you employ.

    • alula_auburn

      I think I kind of want a behind the scenes with the make-up artists/stylists.  They seem like they’d be way more fun than the models were.

      • Sweetbetty

         Did those poor models have to go through hair and makeup twice?  Once for the photoshoot and again for the runway?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

          I think so. Since that seems to be what modeling is, I’m not sure why you’re saying “poor models” though.

    • MilaXX

      They got a decent group of models this season.
       

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

      Heidi looks hot. I don’t love the eye makeup, but she knows how to work a pair of skintight leather pants, that’s for sure.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        looks like she’s headed for a leather bar in san francisco.

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

      Guess I should start paying attention now that it’s the runway segment…I used to be so good at reality TV.

    • Stubenville

      Same crap again Christopher?

      • alula_auburn

        The movement of the skirt was so odd to me at first I thought he had tacked a big-old Angela rosette to her thigh.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          You mean a ‘fleurchon’?  Ah, lovely, lovely Season 3 – how I miss you!

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            they’re actually called yo-yo’s and it was popular to make bedcovers out of them in the twenties and thirties.  angela acted like she invented them.

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

        Was there a huge string hanging off his skirt, or am I hallucinating?

        • Call me Bee

          No you are not.  He made a chenille out of the silk, so there were strings all over.

    • Stubenville

      Oh Ven. more pleats? Please give it a rest.

      • madamovary

        Remember geometry? Ven is to pleats as rami is to……?

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Dodgy colour choices…?

    • ASK26

      I like chris and gunnars looks

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

      Oh Ven, how predictable. And boring this time.

    • Stubenville

      Hiddy back

    • alula_auburn

      Uh-oh.  Does Alicia have a recurring crotch problem?

      (Damn that sounds dirty!)

      • Call me Bee

        YES!  Her pants were awful last week–I can’t believe they had her make two pairs this time.  Insane crotches all around.

    • madamovary

      My 9 year old just pointed out vens skirt crotch problem by making a diamond shape with two hands over her wahini. Bwahahaha

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        seriously, how do you have a insane crotch in a skirt?  the mind boggles.

        • Sweetbetty

           Agreed!  I saw a skirt, then when the model started walking down the runway I said, wait, is she wearing pants?  Then she stopped and it was a skirt again.  Bizarre. 

        • unbornfawn

          You can when you don’t wear a slip or have a light fabric underlined.

        • siriuslover

          I know! I did a double take because it started to look like pants! I think it’s because of his fabric choice… he needed that spray for clingy fabric.

      • madamovary

        Maybe it only showed when the model walked

    • Stubenville

      Eleana – nice but dull

      • ASK26

        the top Tim made her make is the good 1

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

      That ruffled blouse looked like it had boobwings.

      • ASK26

        I like it a lot

    • Stubenville

      Like Dimitri’s

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

      Dmitry, what was that craziness in the back? And how comfortable will that feel in an office chair all day?

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

      Why are all these clothes so incredibly 90s?

      I like Dmitry’s dress, though. It has some style to it but still looks like workwear.

    • snich11

      I love Snape’s little dress!

    • MilaXX

      Okay let’s see how my initial impressions shape up this week.
      Nathan – kinda resort looking, not work wear
       Christ – pretty skirt, jacket is iffy
      Gunnar –  this would have been better w/o the stripes
      Fabio- eh okay look, not loving the head wear
      Ven – Nice

       – LOVE this blue really like this
      Elena – Nice
      Raul -hate those ruffles flapping like fish gulls
          – Not crazy about those sleeves
      Dmitri – LOVE
      Sonjia – Not loving the sheerness of the fabric on the skirt. Interesting look.

      My favs bright blue dress, Dmitri & Sonjia

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

        Yeah, definitely surprised how much I actually liked some of the looks on Team I-Do-What-I-Want. 

        • Lisa

          Me too!

    • zelavie

      Seriously? A tie?  Were the judges watching the same show?  Oh, wait – they never are.

      • alula_auburn

        I love when they talk about the scores like there’s some highly technical and discernable system.  Anything where that white dish cloth dress for Irina was on top might as well have been judged by my cats.  No, my cats have better taste.

      • barbiefish

        I strongly suspect producer intervention, maybe egged on by the judges.  They figured out they wanted to reward (win) and punish (auf) people from the same team so they had to make it a tie to create a completely open judging field.  Sorry I’m cynical about this, but have recently been reading about another competitive reality show I watch — someone who was on it makes credible claims of significant behind-the-scenes manipulation of judging.

        • http://twitter.com/eddiecheddar Liz D

          But isn’t it just a little bit better this way? How many times has one of us complained that the best look was on the losing team, and the worst one was on the winning team?

          • barbiefish

            I agree with you — am okay with the outcome but the machinations to get there were a little too obvious.

        • Sweetbetty

           Call me cynical too but I think anyone who watches any reality show and doesn’t accept the fact that there’s plenty of manipulation is extremely naive.  Some of it may be fairly innocent, like to get a better camera angle or sound quality or some other technical matter but some of it is downright manipulating the outcome (cough, Anya, cough).

    • Victoria Reyes

      I thought team 6 would have won hands down. Team 5 looked dowdy

      • zelavie

        Totally agreed.  Team 6 had a cohesive collection that looked like editorial office wear.  That was the name of the game, right?  I don’t know WHAT Team 5 had.

    • Kimbolina

       Equal scores?  More producer manipulation?

      • barbiefish

        Sorry, didn’t read your comment before posting something similar.

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

        My thoughts exactly. “Let’s make ‘em squeal squirm!”

    • spooki C

      A tie LOL OK… any way I’ll take that bright blue dress with the high collar and cray cray zipper and Sonjia’s drape skirt.

      Also someone please stuff Gunnar in a supply closet or something for the rest of the season. He’s so annoying.

      • Sweetbetty

         I dunno, that high collar on the bright blue dress would drive me crazy at an ordinary dest job where I spent most of the day looking down at the desk or computer screen.  I’d feel like a turtle with just part of my head poking out of my shell.  It does look great in the photo and on the runway, though.

        • siriuslover

          it’d be great when it got really, really cold though! ;)
          in all seriousness, I agree with you. That is NOT a work outfit at all.

    • Stubenville

      So if both teams got the same numeric score and one team was 20% larger…

    • dschubba

      A tie? What is this, Apollo Kids?

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      uh-oh i just ate a gummy candy from the local medical cannabis dispensary.  if i start talking crazy just put me to bed.  or take me out on the dance floor.  either way.

      • Stubenville

        Immediately seek medical attention if Ven starts sounding emotional or Gunnar sounds sincere.

    • zelavie

      Team 6 was really smart to have multiple designers working on a single outfit.  That effectively tied the looks together, while allowing each of them to work with their strengths.

    • BobStPaul

      I suspect the equal scores is because the winning look is likely to come from what would be the losing team – and possibly vice versa.  Or it could be just because both teams had some really good pieces and really bad ones.   It’s not inconceivable to me.

    • alula_auburn

      Wow, Chris’s skirt looks really. . .stringy up close.  What’s up with that?

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        it’s “texture”…

        • unbornfawn

          LOL

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

          aka “hideous”

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

      There are SO MANY STRINGS hanging off Christopher’s skirt. NOT OKAY

    • alula_auburn

      I really wish Nathan would do something else with his model’s hair, especially for “work” challenges.  It has this weird Day-to-Night Barbie vibe.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Ah, Heidi’s sadism: trash your teammates, bitte.

      This is so uncomfortable and divisive.

      And Gunnar’s now under the bus.

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

      Good try with the “reverse psychology,” Fabio.

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

        That was really strange. Where was he going with that?

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

          No idea! I loved the judges, though: “Oh, Fabio, you so silly!”

          • AthenaJ

            I think ‘silly’ is Heidispeak for ‘gets no ratings’

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

          Incoherence as key to the judges just leaving you the hell alone. 

        • AthenaJ

          I admire that he didn’t want to play into their little drama game and start naming names… but he really didn’t go about it the right way.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

          I got what he was saying. He was telling giving them Ven as an answer because he knew there was no way in hell that they’d send him home.

          • Spicytomato1

            It was so ballsy. I half expected them to auf him just for daring to do that.

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

             Yeah, I didn’t think it was that hard to grasp — he said, I’ll say Ven because he was the strongest and then the decision will be up to you again.

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

      Gunnar gets a smackdown! (Finally.) 

    • MilaXX

      Christopher simply cannot own his ish!  The judges asked, you answered. OWN it and STFU!

    • SnackBandit

      Fabio will go soon…the judges clearly don’t like how he won’t play their little “throw somebody under the bus” game.

    • ASK26

      huh I like the top of gunnars. And I don’t dislike their fabric. and I thought that nathan and fabio were the worst

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

      Yes, Melissa’s dress is very editorial – BUT COMPLETELY IMPRACTICAL FOR WORK WEAR. THOSE TWO DICTATES DO NOT GO TOGETHER. 

      • zelavie

        I like her dress, but all I can think about is the model straining over the neck to see her computer screen.

        • alyce1213

          Tough going with at the water cooler, too.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          i don’t know what the fabric is, but if it’s wool, my neck and chin would be chaffing. 

      • alula_auburn

        I’d kind of like to see a lawyer wear that to court!

        (I wouldn’t really, having heard of judges be shitty about women who wear flats instead of heels and crap like that, but seriously.)

      • BobStPaul

         I think the judges’ experience with the average work place – and acceptable work wear – is pretty limited. 

        • barbiefish

          Ha ha, to put it mildly! 

        • Spicytomato1

          I know, I couldn’t believe how they praised some of the photos, saying how the scenarios “looked just like a workday at the office.” I was thinking “in what other world but theirs do people hover over the conference table with their purse slung over their arm?” 

          And in most shots the models were practically draped all over each other. I know in my office we went for maximum personal space as often as possible!

      • MilaXX

         The blue dress? I dunno, depends on the office. I’ve had jobs where it would have worked.

    • MilaXX

      Fortunate for Gunnar, Raul’s top is awful!

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        also he’s such a bitch, i’m sure the producers love him.

    • Call me Bee

      Gosh all those models standing there look so morose! 

      • AthenaJ

        I probably look like that at work too

    • Kimbolina

      Pfft, what does Heidi know about working in a professional environment??

    • Stubenville

      Love the blue dress, bla, bla, bla… Ven you win again.

    • MilaXX

      Oh Heidi, you clearly have never worked in a traditional office.

      • AthenaJ

        I was thinking the same thing… her office = Victoria’s Secret photoshoot

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

      OF COURSE Heidi wouldn’t have a problem with skin showing at work. 

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        heidi’s idea of work is quite different from the rest of the world i’m sure.

    • Stubenville

      Eduardo Munster under the bus!

    • dschubba

      Elena’s is workplace wearable but Dimitry’s isn’t?

      • Lisa

        Lemme tell you, I work on Wall St., and you could NOT wear Elena’s jacket!

      • Stubenville

        Remember where the judges work. Reality has little to do with it.

      • NDC_IPCentral

         The open triangles in the back of Dimitry’s take it away from corporate appropriate, that’s for sure.  And in a law office (and I’m a Portia), that would be a mammoth no-no as well.

        • MilaXX

           yup, you’d have to wear a jacket or sweater to cover that back.

        • SapphoPoet

          Yes, if I were him, I would have filled in those triangles with the black and blue material. That would have give the back some design interest and would have solved the skin-baring issues (not okay at any office I ever worked in and I was in publishing offices which tend to be a more creative and relaxed than, say, a law office or other corporate environment). 

    • ASK26

      damn I wanna see raul’s top upclose I like it

    • Call me Bee

      Oh Raoul.  The black pot and the black kettle. 

    • emily mcginnis

      i’m thinking the winner/loser is from Team 6. i pick Melissa for the win and Raul for the auf!

      • Lisa

        Yup, I second both of those.

      • Call me Bee

        Yep.  Although they are hating Elenas. 
        But she has skills.  Raoul has been aufed once already! 

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

      I can’t read any comments yet because I’m watching on a lag, but I’m finding in spite of myself, Dmitry is worming his way into my heart. 

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

      “Two puppies wrestling in a sack” – Joanna. I LOVE YOU. 

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Joanna was inspired by … someone’s – and I can’t remember who said it, but some ‘Net searching would provide the answer – remark about Marilyn Monroe’s rear view as she walked: two puppies in a sack.

        • octopol

          I was reminded of Steel Magnolias and  Clairee’s comment on Janice Van Meter’s lack of a girdle at Shelby’s wedding: “Looks like two pigs fighting’ under a blanket”.

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          In one of my all time favorite movies – “Some Like It Hot”  Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon watching Marilyn’s rear as she walks down the train platform: “Like jello on springs….”

          And let me add my congratulations on the good med news!

    • alula_auburn

      Aw, I’m glad cutie Fabio has recovered himself with the judges.

      I feel kind of sad for Dmitry–last time he got dinged for his dress not being sexy enough, and now he gets dinged for the triangles.  (Which I think are iffy, but the dress as a whole is so far above the weird pants (wtf Nina?) and the fugly blouses.

    • Pennymac

      OMG Two puppies in a sack, followed by Michaels face. LOLOLOL!!

    • zelavie

      I love how they keep praising the photo from Team 5, saying “It really looks like they’re at work!”

      Yeah, I always work with my purse hanging on my arm.

      • dschubba

        That stuck out like a sore thumb.

      • ASK26

        the ad was for women with panic attacks ;0)

        • Lisa

          Oh, man that made me laugh!

      • Spicytomato1

        Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing. Also, I always work while clinging to or draping myself on my co-workers.

    • dschubba

      Cropping Gunnar’s model out… I love it.

    • ASK26

      damn I hate these judges. Fabios was ugly. Gunnar and raul I like a much better than the judges

      • guest2visits

        Didn’t understand the judge’s love for Fabio’s either.

        • Spicytomato1

          I felt like they made an executive decision to praise him this week, regardless of what he made. Maybe in contrast to them reprimanding him last week for not putting enough of himself into his designs? In any case it felt forced rather than genuine to me.

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

      You would think that Michael Kors, of all these people, would have the most sense when it comes to judging workwear. Because obviously the others won’t. They couldn’t get, I dunno, Fern Mallis or someone for this challenge?

      • zelavie

        Joanna Coles wouldn’t give up the power over what goes in her magazine!

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

          True. 

      • Lisa

        I miss Fern!

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

      Heidi: “So that means Gunnar goes home?”
      Michael: “Oh gosh…” *

      *Translation: I don’t want to be murdered by the producers by sending the drama home. 

      • alyce1213

        Subtext: And Raul is so much worse and not fun to look at either.

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

        I think Fabio managed to dodge the question by being totally incoherent, which is really the best strategy if you don’t want to throw anyone under the bus. 

    • snich11

      “Two puppies wrestling in a sack!”. OMG So funny!

    • Stubenville

      Eduardo Munster auf. Whoever did the blue dress (dreadlock girl?) FTW. Personally I’d give the win to Dimitri…

      • Kimbolina

         Blue dress was Melissa, I think.

    • emily mcginnis

      i couldn’t decide if Fabio’s top was supposed to be baggy or just fit poorly. either way, i don’t think it was one of the stronger looks. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

        I think its strength was actually in the picture, where it looked really good and gave her a good shape. Walking, it wasn’t as impressive.

      • Vickiefantastico

        I thought it was hideous. There were puckers all over the left side.

    • BuffaloBarbara

       You know, Michael needs to watch old footage if he wants to know why Fabio put the headband on his model–Duchess, you and the other judges TOLD him to incorporate his personal look into his fashions.

      And you know what?  I think he did it pretty well.  I’m not a huge fan of the Fabio style, but he took a good look at it and analyzed it nicely as something that could work.

      And as pretty as Dmitry’s dress was, Joanna was right–open back=not at work.  Would probably actually be prohibited by a lot of office dress codes.

      • MilaXX

         I wish he had gone full turban instead of that headband looking thing. I get he trying to please the judges but that was a bit half assed to me.

        • BuffaloBarbara

           I actually liked it the way it was better than as a turban proper.  It had a sort of hippy-dippy artsy flair like this, whereas with turbans… make me go to a Soapdish place.

        • AthenaJ

          Yeah, but then the judges would have screeched ‘what woman wears a turban to the office??!!’ I think he was trying to find a middle ground of putting his own style into his looks like they told him, but keeping the challenge parameters in mind.

      • Call me Bee

        ITA–but then again, they’re looking for work wear that was “editorial”, whatever the heck that means.  With an edge, I guess. 

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        can you see her in the courtroom facing the judge?  i don’t think so.  not as a lawyer anyway.

        • BuffaloBarbara

           Nope–not unless she was wearing a seriously heavy-duty blazer or jacket over it. 

    • Lisa

      Team 6 photo spread and Melissa wins!  Yaay!

    • MilaXX

      Sonjia has great legs!

      • alyce1213

        I thought the exact same thing in her cute shorts!

    • ASK26

      I agree with the other poster melissa’s would be hard to wear at most jobs

    • zelavie

      I think Elena might have been starring in a 90’s white rapper video later that day.

    • Pennymac

      See ya Eddie!

    • MilaXX

      Buh bye Raul. Your goldfish gills blouse was your downfall.

      • ASK26

        it look like what sonjai was wearing only prettier

    • alula_auburn

      Oh no a “real woman” challenge!  People become such assholes.

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

      I can’t stand Elena either, but trashing her on your way out? Dude, have some dignity. 

      • Lisa

        Right.  It’s not that she isn’t heinous, but way to take the high road, Eduardo Munster.

        • BuffaloBarbara

           Seriously.  That was just tacky.

          (Though I’m amused to note that the other contestants apparently also call him “Eddie Munster.”)

    • dschubba

       Is this the first honest-to-god “I fucking hate you” we’ve gotten from an exiting designer?

      • Pennymac

        I think so. I kinda liked it. She was vile.

        • snich11

          *IS vile!

        • Sweetbetty

           She didn’t seem shocked or surprised; it’s like she’s heard that, and worse, a lot.

      • Wellworn

        We need TLo to screencap her psycho eyes from this episode.  I swear I saw those eyes in a horror movie.

    • ASK26

      I have more respect for raul now for telling the truth about elena crap now ven is being an ass

    • ChristinaRi

      “Real women” challenge next week.  Drama.

      • Kimbolina

         Yikes, looks like Ven’s gonna be a total bitch to his client.  Awesome.

    • Stubenville

      Ordinary woman challenge next week.; I guess Ven will be making an extra large rose.

      • Pennymac

        Hahaha!

      • zelavie

        LOVE.

      • Lisa

        Oh, man, that was golden!

      • Call me Bee

        Oh that made me laugh! 

      • Victoria Reyes

        I cannot believe teh judges haven’t called Ven out on producing the same design over and over again

        • Sweetbetty

           This week’s design didn’t look like the others.

      • http://twitter.com/ZumaZoum Eric

         He’ll have to spring for the whole bouquet!

    • alyce1213

      I like Melissa’s dress a lot but I can’t believe they’re saying it would be good for work.  I can’t imagine very many jobs for which that dress would be appropriate or comfortable.  Great show stopper for a gallery opening or chic cocktail party, but not work.

      • lessax3

         Well, if your work is in a major city at the office of a major fashion magazine then perfect. If you showed up at your accounting job in Nebraska wearing that you’d probably get a few odd looks.

        • jilly_d

          I’m a middle school teacher in Iowa and I would wear the shit out of that dress at work. All the kids would be like, Jesus, the blue dress again? And I would be like, DO YOUR HOMEWORK, FUCKERS. I LOOK FABULOUS.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Accessorized with that big ring that we discussed earlier today.  ;-)

          • Sweetbetty

             You get to stand and look out over your class while at work.  The dress wouldn’t be practical for sitting at a desk looking down at a computer screen all day.

          • AthenaJ

             Where were teachers like you when I was in middle school?? :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

            Yeah, but teachers get a lot more freedom than most other professionals in how they dress. To me, the color and the length of the dress didn’t look like it could really be worn in an office.

      • Peeve

         Unfortunately, yes. Heidi has always sounded like that. It drives me nuts! Especially the ‘Hello!” I always thought she’d watch the show afterward and be horrified, but apparently not…

        • Spicytomato1

          Drives me nuts, too. When she introduced Nina in that singsong-y, yet still shrill, tone, my ears started to bleed, I think.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        if you’re working at a desk it seems like that high neck would be uncomfortable and getting in your way all the time.  also kind of claustrophobic, even though it’s open.  i like looking at it but i wouldn’t want to wear it.

      • AnneElliot

        She did sound really shrill tonight — glad I’m not the only one who noticed.  

        • Spicytomato1

          My 11-year-old son came in for the tail end and immediately started imitating her. Her screeching was indeed extra conspicuous.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh my gosh–Raoul disses Elena while saying goodbye.  Just a d*ck with no class. 

      • ASK26

        she was a crazy b**** and attacked him. ,and the rest of the team apparently being honest makes you a dick

        • Call me Bee

          Well yeah.  She was.  But she wasn’t the ony one who thought he should go.  It just wasn’t something to say as you’re leaving…

          • ASK26

            I hadn’t seen the first part of the show yet but she pushed hi rm into making those 2 tops and he wanted to make you do a full outfit or pants

            • Victoria Reyes

               But we all saw how his pants turned out last time. If I was on his team, I wouldn’t want him to construct bottoms either

          • formerlyAnon

            Well, not if you’ve learned a few life lessons along the way – the kind that smooth your passage through the world.  Not the kind of thing that PR casting prioritizes.

        • MilaXX

           doesn’t make his behavior any better. Yeah she’s a crazy maniac, but she didn’t send crap down the runway, He made a shirt that looked like fish gills and that was no one’s fault but his own. They had already had words so coming back and saying he hated her and asking the other to send her home was just petty

          • ASK26

             Well I disagree  “she didn’t send crap down the runway”  her first top was crap and the zipper top – which I and tim apparently liked more than she did – was not really workwear.

            • MilaXX

              good point. I guess her saving grace was she has made better garments in the past. No matter she won’t win, she’ll just stick around long enough to annoy everyone

    • Maria Rosenfire

      Ven: “I guess girls are allowed to be fat, but I shouldn’t have to make clothes for them! They’re all lumpy and gross.”

      There’s some saying about pots and kettles that’s lurking on the tip of my tongue…

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        no self awareness there when it comes to body image.  but many men feel that rules don’t apply to them.

        • l_c_ann

          Sing it, sister.

        • MilaXX

           getting tired of Ven already and I’m pretty sure next week I’ll end up full out hating him.

      • siriuslover

        I missed what he said in the preview. He seriously said that? WTF? Vulcan Ven, go home.

      • SapphoPoet

        Did he really say that? OMG. 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      the braying mango sounded so disappointed when they mentioned gunnar going home…boy crush?  ick

      • AthenaJ

         ‘braying mango’?? LOL love it!! I think you just out-Korsed Kors :)

      • http://twitter.com/ZumaZoum Eric

         I think you mean “the braying tangerine”, that is, if you are referencing Teti.

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

      Just have to say, as a less-than-seasoned TLOunge veteran, that this was really fun. Thanks everyone :)

      • Pennymac

        Watching with fellow Bitter Kittens on Thursdays is like hanging with the best fashionable bitchy friends, right? I love it!

      • Lisa

        This is a fantastically good time any time here at TLo’s place, but Thursday nights are the best!

    • ASK26

      sorry but watching again ,raul was totally right trying to protect himself in a forced into that outfit in fact it sounds like sanjai told him to make that top that they hated that I like

      • StelledelMare

         Seriously. It probably sounds mean of me to say but when I saw that
        preview all I could think was: “Well you know what Ven, I bet there are
        many men’s clothing designers who would think you are a pain to design
        for, so shut the hell up.”

      • Victoria Reyes

         I disagree. They wanted to edit what they made – make those flaps much smaller. Plus, it was his execution that killed him imo

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

          F’reals on that. Not only were the flaps ugly and way too free-flowing (my brother called them boob-gills), they didn’t even look centered and even.

      • MilaXX

         I understand Raul’s need to protect himself, but he was so worried about being auf’d that he behaved like a jerk the entire episode. part of the challenge with putting them into teams is being a team player AND staying true to your aesthetic. Raul couldn’t achieve that balance and his me, me, me attitude was counter productive.

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    • CarolinLA

      I wish I cared more.

    • SewingSiren

      Team 6 made a huge mistake doling out the work the way they did. The only team members that had a chance of winning were the ones who made the dresses. The work horse who made the trousers had no chance at all to shine. There over all collection was best though. Even with all the drama.
      Team 5 had a fairly dull collection.  Venn’s was probably the most work appropriate. The skirt on Christophe’s was the least work appropriate. The difference between Gunnar’s and Fabio’s was about 1/16″ but the judges raved on one and ragged the other. Odd.
      I agreed with the win and auf. More or less.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        and sonjia made that slammin blue skirt but it was paired with eduardo’s hiddy blouse.

        • SewingSiren

          Exactly. Both her skirts were great, but how could she win? Both were paired with blouse/vest she had no control over.

      • Victoria Reyes

         I LOVED the two skirts Sonjia made, and loved Christopher’s skirt.

        • SewingSiren

          Yes, I agree that Sonjia’s skirts were nice. But they were paired with another designers work, therefore could not win. 
          Christopher’s skirt was fine for a more formal occasion. but all the fraying strips of fragile chiffon on a skirt for work? 

          • Victoria Reyes

             I agree, that C’s skirt would not work for an office, but honestly, that was the only piece I liked from Team 5

            • MoHub

               The Chiffonies!

        • ccm800

           did NOT Like that draped skirt of hers AT all-  like a low slung baby sling and she could barely walk in it.

      • AnneElliot

        I agree — it was the same situation in Season 8 when they had the dueling teams.  The team that one had members that followed the theme, but did their own interpretation, and they agreed who would make pants, jackets, etc., so not everyone made the same pieces.  The losing team split up the work so it wasn’t clear who would win.  Dmitry and Melissa had the best chances of winning since they were in control of the entire look.  

        Of course it was also Sanjia’s idea that each designer concentrate on certain pieces.  I wish I could have seen her do an entire look by herself.

      • MilaXX

         I think that side stripe of the print took Gunnar’s straight to fugland

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

          yeah, but without it that skirt was basic and nothing else.

        • Stubenville

          Oh dear; I now have Funkytown earworm…

        • Sweetbetty

           It made it look like he ran out of his main fabric and had to piece in whatever he could find.  Fug.

      • MoHub

        I think this was a revisit to Gretchen’s strategy of having all the garments made by more than one designer so no single person could be auf‘d for a problem garment. It didn’t work then, and it doesn’t work now. Also, not having an official team leader is a big mistake, as it leads to more aggressive personalities jockeying for position while the more agreeable team players get trampled underfoot.

        • meowing

          Would have given the win to Ven IF he had maybe 3/4 length sleeves on that top.  Sleeveless in a work place just isn’t okay for my field.  His design was simple, but elegant and appropriate for many ages/sizes.

    • ASK26

      once again following tim’s advice text you AUFED. tim said the same thing that I did about raul’s shirt over that straight skirt

    • SewingSiren

      And I also think the “tie” was horse shit. Team 6 won fair and square, but they wanted to get rid of Raul again. They also wanted to make team 5 throw one team member under the bus, when they had no intention of kicking that guy off. Hence tie.

    • Joanie Hunt

      At least it’s not an armadillo disco ball. Seriously, there’s one here in Vegas.

    • l_c_ann

      Tonight I got tired of listening to Leopard Spot Heidi tell people what she would wear to the office.  I think of PR as the office where she does a lot of work and this year she has been disappointing. 
      What Heidi wears (including too tight first outfit tonight) would not be acceptable …..pretty much anywhere.

    • enonymous

      How in the world is that bitch Elena being voted Fan Favorite?

      • CarolinLA

        The Ukranian vote.  She’s got the whole country voting for her.

    • enonymous

      TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN ROOF…RUSTED!

    • enonymous

      Mychael Knight was the third designer

    • NCDFan

      Team challenge = drama.

    • AthenaJ

      removed because Disqus posted my reply as a comment :(

    • guest2visits

      NONE of these looked like something designed for a lofty ‘financial services’ or ‘law offices’ environment, Joanna; WHERE did that
      come from ? I just assumed they were designing for people working in YOUR field. Just like when they were all brought down to
      MK’s store for inspiration, to create something for a MK type glamorous-career woman prototype. I didn’t get where that argument
      came from. Clearly Heidi’s idea of office work, and MK’s idea of office work, and even Nina’s and Joanna’s are specific to their own
      experience or needs. It looked to me like everyone was aiming for something less serious, and slightly more fashionable, with a bit
      of whimsy to make it ‘editorial’ enough for the pages of a magazine.

      • jjfg

         I think I wore myself out saying, “who the hell would wear THAT to work?” as the looks came down the runway.  Maybe it’s because I don’t work in NYC, or in a glamorous field… I don’t know.  Maybe the judges are all so stuffed full of fashion even their idea of what women actually wear to work is lost in some fantasy work (along with the ideas of the contestants – seriously, cut outs?  one sleeve tops? crazy-assed shoulders? the dress that won, even?). 

        Oh, and those pants Nina loved?  Tragic.

        • Spicytomato1

          I think that the fashion world in general is delusional about what most people actually wear, including at the office. Which is why I find high fashion, especially, to be purely a spectator sport. 

          I always think that the people who make the things that people actually wear are maybe considered second-class citizens in that world because they are simply catering to the masses rather than staying true to their “art.” But someone’s gotta do it, and I’m sure that kind of work pays the bills.

          • ChristinaRi

            Yeah, I agree.  I’m a lawyer, and even if I had the ability to fit into one of the super slim silhouettes, I wouldn’t wear them too work without some fixing up.     I don’t think anything sleeveless is appropriate for a high powered lawyer or financial analyst — well, not unless they’ve become so powerful they can flaunt dress codes.   Sleeveless is not a good look for someone who wants to present an intimidating or powerful presence.  All of those dresses would have needed a blazer.   

            I think these “looks” are more “concepts” that are altered for the market. 

        • guest2visits

          Yes; as each design walked out – I tried to picture what WORK place they were most practical or suited for.
          My conclusion was although there was a range; these would all be most comfortable in a building devoted to the fashion industry. A few pieces, like Sanjia’s pretty skirts; might be found elsewhere. Christopher’s 3 pieces are
          fairly common, though the skirt is just flashy enough to be a bit limiting.

          I’ve breezed in and out of a few ivory towers in the past; and even the most highly paid, exquisitely clothed and
          coiffed ‘executive staff’, are also the most CAREFULLY dressed. Ven’s pretty design would be acceptable  for a
          dinner, but not for the work place. Same as Dimitry’s (loved); because of the back. And so on, etc… And yeah the
          winning design, while very pretty has the cowl neck and the slinky snugness that would limit it, not to mention
          the bold color. And on and on. Besides; I thought the challenge (again what I think and what everyone else thinks
          are usually two different things) was for a ‘fashionable’ woman, in a ‘fashionable’ office setting. And also special
          enough to be in a ‘fashion’ magazine. !!!!  Good luck designers!  So it was hilarious watching Nina, Heidi, and
          Joanna argue for their own ideas of what’s suitable for the work place.
          I have to credit Joanna’s past efforts to try and get designers to even THINK about making clothes that include
          the possibility of a woman wearing underwear, though.

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

         As an accounting major, I found the comment really odd.  Because anything that’s going to work on a runway, I am not going to be wearing for an accounting job.  Same reason my tattoo is on my hip, where it will ALWAYS be covered, and why I got rid of my X-Men hair color — if someone is trusting you with their money they want you to look as conservative and staid as possible.  (Of course, since I don’t actually work in accounting, it doesn’t matter, but still…)

    • nannypoo

      Dmitry seems to be the only one who can make a dress that fits and looks like it was made by a professional. The cutouts were a little iffy, but it was as office-appropriate as the winning dress and certainly more wearable than most of the dreck on tonight’s episode. He is way overdue for a win.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        All that Comrade Snape’s dress needed was a chic little jacket to cover the cutouts and it would have been workplace appropriate.

    • ccm800

      Heidi called Crowley on her crackhead BS- NO ATTORNEY would ever wear that little split neckline – but any attorney would wear giant balloon sleeves. Good for Heidi calling her out on that! Sehr gut Frauline! 

      • BuffaloBarbara

         The little split neckline wasn’t the call-out on that–it was the peekaboo windows around the zipper at the lower back.  The little split neckline–actually, the whole front of the dress–was pretty doable.  But turn around and find a lower back window split by the zipper?  That takes it straight to “night out with the girls.”   Necklines have a lot more flexibility with dress codes than holes in the back do.  It’s basically rear midriff-baring, and, while a little split neckline is no big deal, midriff-baring is going to be prohibited in most professional scenarios.

        • Lisa

          Now, that dress would have been nice as an alternative to his “day into evening” look from last week.  Wear a jacket over it to cover the little peek-a-boo windows, then take the jacket off to go out for drinks.

          Plus, they need to define “work” on this show.  No, it wouldn’t be fine for Wall St. or a lawyer’s office.  But if you worked in fashion or at an ad agency (which I used to), it would be fine – their dress codes are beyond relaxed.

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

          To me that window in the back just screams “Look at my tramp stamp”

    • kjthorp

      “One way monkey.” I love Dmitry!!

      • http://www.katymcdermott.com KatyMightHave

        I’m thinking of having my name legally changed to “One Way Monkey.” LOVE Dmitri. He’s got design chops, he’s droll, he’s mature (unlike most of those attention-whores), and best of all – he called Elena out. I initially thought the two of them would be bonding and talking trash about the other designers in Russian to each other. It’s been so nice to see it go the other way. (On a side note, is it me, or is Dmitri getting more attractive every week?)

    • ccm800

      And we’ve taken to calling Dimitry Balki Bartokimous in our household. “He is one way monkey!” HAHHAHAHAHAA   line of the night.

      • kentiesgirl

         I was SOOO cursing myself for not having a connection to type that here right away…like hey, TLoungers, I’m the first one to say ‘one way monkey’, bwahaha. Seriously, he can come over to my house and just say that and SharMoooose all night long. I’m so down with that, that sexy beast :)

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Dmitri made my evening with that description of Ven-one way monkey!

      • kentiesgirl

          and….BALKI!! HAHAHA
        nostalgia :D

        • Lisa

          OMG, Balki!  That is BRILLIANT, Cousin Larry!

          • Pennymac

            Dooon’t be ridiculous! Balki! I LURV it!

      • Laylalola

        “Even if they say they like her, they really hate her.”

    • enonymous

      Agreed. How many of these guys are making draped skirts and dresses?

    • enonymous

      He’s becoming one of my favorites. Plus he didn’t take any shit from Elena.

      • siriuslover

        I guess the girls are afraid to call her out on the runway because they have to sleep in the same apartment as her. I’d sleep with my back to the wall and one eye open if I had to room with Elena.
        I think Dmitry is very calm and collected and I was happy to see him peg Elena on the runway.

        • ChristinaRi

          I guess they are afraid!   When Melissa tried to speak to Elena during the shoot, Elena went ballistic.  “How dare you speak to me like that,” she shouted.   Or words to that effect.   I thought that was hilarious given how she had been speaking to everyone else.  

          On a more serious note, I have an understanding and sympathy for Elena, but it’s impossible to get through her hard protective shell, and I’d hate to be locked with her in a workroom for a month.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Elena comes across as someone who has an intense personality which the atmosphere of PR has amplified to the infinite;which the Bunim-Murray folks will milk, but which also has to be difficult for the other designers.

    • piperkitty

      Is it Me or did Nina seem removed from judging this week?  Ok, more so than usual this season? Her comments were flat.

    • FlowerofScotland

      I hated Raoul’s attitude this week, especially at the end.  I was like, is that really neccesary?

    • MoHub

      When I saw the neckline on Melissa’s dress, my mind went straight back to Daniel Vosovic’s “Inspiration” outfit in season 2. The one that wrongly won over Andrae’s fabulous “gutter water” gown.

    • EverybodysStarling

      Help me! Was Chris’s skirt on purpose? I thought he had put it wrong side up on her. It was fraying as hell and on the side it looked really awkward. Is this again one of fashion’s new trends to keep raw wrongsided hems on skirts, that I did’t get yet? Cause I thought it looked terrible.

      • Sweetbetty

         I’m a quiltmaker and “rag quilts” have been popular for the last decade or so.  They are made by layering three or more fabrics, stitching parallel lines through all the layers on the diagonal, then slashing all but the bottom layer of fabric to give a soft, shaggy look and exposing the under-layers of fabric.  It looks like Christopher adopted that technique for his skirt.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

      All the drama of this episode exhausted me so much that I fell asleep right before the one part I wanted to see, the runway and judging. I woke up in time to see Squiggy pack it. I’m not sure I have the energy to bother to watch it on demand. Just hated all the emotional upheavals, I’m looking at you Elena, “the I’m all about me cause I need to show my shitty aesthetic” of Raul (so glad you went home BECAUSE of your crap POV and the make a collection in 7 hours schtick that, to me, is getting old and weary and is sure to produce a runway of mediocrity.

    • librarygrrl64

      Joanna Coles always seems to me like someone who would eat her young.