T LOunge

Posted on September 27, 2012

Darlings, once again, Daddy and Daddy need a DRINK.

Lotus Lounge and Bar, DC

It’s just been one of those weeks, you know? One of those “We have ten million things to do before Friday oh and THANK YOU JESUS for rendering our toilet inoperable for THREE DAYS on top of it. THAT’S JUST WHAT WE WERE HOPING FOR” weeks.

So, while our new toilet is being installed, let’s all belly up to the bar and have ourselves a drink, shall we, kittens?

Hilary Duff, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, Heidi Klum

Hillary Duff? We don’t mean to be bitches, but … really?

This week, it’s another chance for Heidi to get cheap labor out of the designers as they’re all called upon to submit a piece for her line of baby’s clothes.

 

This might be fun, but it’s a little annoying because we’re fairly certain none of these designers have any training in designing baby wear, nor do we think it’s fair to say they should have expected something like this.

On the other hand, those baby dress forms are kind of funny.

Also, if you’re not watching the show tonight or you’re not in the eastern time zone, feel free to call into the Derek & Romaine show (866-305-6887) on Sirius OutQ radio 108, because we’re going to be on at 9 pm eastern to chat about all things Project Runway as well as the Emmys red carpet. If you don’t have Sirius radio, you can get a free trial of it at www.siriusxm.com. Because don’t you want to hear our pretty voices, kittens?

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for myLifetime.com, lotusloungedc.com - Video C redit: myLifetime.com]

    • Judy_S

      No crying babies in the Lotus Lounge.

    • meowing

      Gimme a double of anything cold. “We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave.”  But I digress.  I say make the babies walk, crawl, or roll down the runway on their own!  Okay, it’s just been that kinda week.

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

      Sorry but I LOVE HILARY DUFF!!! I am excited for the episode now.

      • tereliz

        Not that there’s anything wrong with Hilary Duff, but is she a mom? Would it not have made more sense to have a mother—or a dad, even, I don’t care which one, but SOME parent—as a guest judge for an episode like this?

        • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

          She became a mom early this year, and made it as one of the worst dressed of last year because of this:

          http://wpc.4d27.edgecastcdn.net/004D27/Red%20Carpet/HilaryDuffRachelRoy/Hilary+Duff+Rachel+Roy+LBBC+1.jpg 

        • Kimbolina

          She had a baby recently (within the last year?)

        • http://twitter.com/zombiast kat chappell

          Yeah, she had a baby in .. March?

        • Debbie1358

          She is a mom. She has a baby boy named Luca.

        • Frank_821

          I believe she recently became a mom

          • tereliz

            Then I very much look forward to seeing what she has to say about the designers’ offerings! Thanks for the info, y’all!

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

              I’d like to see a public vote like they did in the one other season, but with just parents.

    • SapphoPoet

      I would have paid cash money to see Ven’s baby clothes design. 

      Three more chemo treatments to go, Kittens! My hemoglobin levels remain good; the nurse says she thinks I’ll get through the rest of the treatments without needing one. I’m feeling very tired these days, but am glad to be close to the end. I’m getting pretty good at drawing on my eyebrows; I will be very glad when they grow back in.  

      Ginger ale in a champagne flute, please. :)

      • DinaSews

        Glad to hear your treatment is going well and you can see the finish line.  My mom’s eyebrows came back pretty quick if that makes you feel better! 

        • SapphoPoet

          It does–thanks!

      • 3boysful

         A toast to you, SapphoPoet!  Good health! 
        (Surgeon General’s Warning:  Viewing this episode could be detrimental to anyone’s health.)

        • SapphoPoet

          Thank you!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Allow me to join in the toast!  Congrats on being in the homestretch for chemo.

          • watchmeboogie

             Ditto! (Tritto?) A toast to you!

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

              Yes, best of luck! a Toast to you!

      • Lilithcat

        I just had my penultimate chemo on Tuesday.   So the end (of that, at least) is in sight.  I will join you in the ginger ale.

        Do you know about the Look Good Feel Better program?  I’m going to it next week, and hope they will improve my eyebrow drawing.  

        • SapphoPoet

          Yes, I attended one of the sessions, but I still had my eyebrows at that point. I think I should have waited. She did have good advice about it and it was helpful. I’m just so not good with makeup; and the funny thing is that I draw them on in the bathroom and everything looks fine, but then I get outside and they look terrible. The only solution I can think of is to do my makeup in the car. 

          Congrats on getting near the end. :)

          • meowing

            Our LGFB program had some donated eyebrow templates, a godsend (goddess-send?) for us artistically challenged folks.

            • kimmeister

              Eyebrow templates!  Who knew there was such a thing?  (Well obviously you did.)  What a fabulous idea.

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

               Oh, you can get them online really easily — they’re great for even just regular photo or theater make-up if you have to strengthen a brow.  We used to use them in high school for our drama productions, because our volunteer make-up girls were not the most experienced.

            • Sweetbetty

               Gosh, I remember seeing them advertised in the back of women’s magazines way back in the 60s.  I’m surprised they’re still around but glad to hear they are and are really helpful.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Brava! Congratulations, dear Lilithcat!

        • NCDFan

          glad the chemo is ending, praying for speedy recovery of eyebrows and health.

        • Call me Bee

          I raise my glass to both of you brave ladies.  Prosit! 

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Hear hear!!!!!!!

          • charlotte

            There’s three of them.

            • baxterbaby

              Hear hear hear hear (four)!!!

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

              I join that ladies!

        • meowing

          Used to work for the Am. Cancer Society, and the LGFB program had me in tears more than once.  Seeing a lady learning care for chemo’d/radiation’d skin, new hair (some with wigs) and full on makeup was inspiring.  BRAVA, ladies!

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Good for you, Lilithcat, I sympathize with you about the brows, though I noticed this morning that there was vellus hair coming in at my browlines.  But the eyelashes – yikes – and the barren lid margins seem so sensitive.  Since I’ve just commenced a/o today 1x/month maintenance chemo of a pretty good wallop of Taxol, I have a suspicion that the brows and lashes will be taking another beating.

          We’ll need to celebrate your accomplishment after your last infusion!

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

             Have you considered asking about Latisse?  I don’t know how it works or if it would be a good idea in your case, but it might help them come back faster.  A good friend of mine is an eye doctor and I asked her for vanity sake.  She said that I was absurd and the only reason she would prescribe it would be in the case of a chemo patient or something similar.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Latisse can change eye color – a known side effect (boy, do I focus on side effects….).  I will ask my ophthalmologist about this, and my oncologist, too, but I don’t know whether the 1/16 length stubs on some of the margins are enough of a basis for a Latisse treatment at least right now.  Anyway, I need to see what the successive onslaughts of Taxol do to my hair follicles.  It’s possible that I might lose all my head hair, though I’ve dodged baldness so far.  Time will tell!

            • watchmeboogie

               Several friends have used Latisse… it only changes eye color when used for glaucoma and applied into the eye itself. Use for lash regrowth, along the lashline only, may cause some darkening of the skin along the lashline, but it will not change eye color. It’s pricey, but some doctors can hook you up with samples. Good luck!

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

               It turns it brown, which mine already are, so I always forget about that part:D 

            • NDC_IPCentral

              I’m a blue-eyed gal of a certain age, so that would still be a concern.  And watchmeboogie‘s comment about darkening the lid margins also would be a problem as I’m fair-skinned and those lid margins are light-light-light.  I don’t want a “lid liner” look.  Did you notice Heidi’s white-white lid liner?  I thought that was startling and a little weird.

        • Anathema_Device

          Glad the end is sight. Take care and mend well!

        • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

          Glad you’re over the hump, doll!  

        • formerlyAnon

           Congratulations on approaching the end of chemo! May any further treatments be brief, so you can start feeling yourself again.

        • watchmeboogie

           Congratulations!

        • Peeve

           And another ending. Yay for the ailing BK’s!

        • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

           Sante, chin-chin, and nostrovia!  Lillithcat and SapphoPoet, I sense your amazingly resilient spirits through your posts.  Good for you for keeping the “chin up, tits out” posture that TLo advocates!  MWAH!!

        • MilaXX

           Eyebrow drawing isn’t that hard. Like most thing makeup related it just takes practice.

        • TieDye64

          God bless, hon! I raise a glass of ginger ale to you.

      • EveEve

        Hang in there SapphoPoet – three more – that’s nuthin!  And forpetesake have a glass of virtual champagne on me!

      • Rand Ortega

         So glad to hear! This round is on me in honor of the lovely SapphoPoet!

        Can you use Latisse once your treatments are done? It really helps grow eyelashes & eyebrows.

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

           See what happens when I don’t read through everything before getting chatty?  My only defense is that I forgot it was Thursday until late and was saddened to realize I may have missed early gossip

      • dress_up_doll

        Stay strong and know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers, SapphoPoet. Have a gingerale with a splash of faith and returning good health on me.

      • NCDFan

        But Ven wouldn’t have been able to find a belt to fit the baby! And to you and Lilithcat, glad the chemo is ending, praying for speedy recovery of eyebrows and health.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

         Glad it’s going well. And glad the eyebrows are going well!

      • MilaXX

        Ven would have made an origami rose and plopped the kid in the middle like an Anne Geddes picture.
        YAY! for the chemo countdown.
        *passes you a gingerale*

      • Anathema_Device

        Too much chemo going on with our beloved fellow BKs! Get some rest and take care of yourself. Good luck with the rest of your treatment.

        And not being able to drink is probably a blessing in disguise when it comes to drawing on your eyebrows ;-)

      • rainwood1

        My hope and best wishes go out to all of you kittens fighting cancer.  My husband has been battling it for 15 years through radiation, chemo, surgery, and a stem-cell transplant.  He’s doing well and you will too.    

        One of the tricks we learned for nausea is to sniff a freshly cut orange.  Don’t eat it, just smell it. It sounds odd but it helps sometimes.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Saying all my good mantras and sending my love out to you, honey!  Kick that cancer’s ass!

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

         Then I will raise a glass to the day when you can put something better in your own flute!  Good to hear!

        And I have a whole new sympathy for you chemo fighting ladies after the last week — I started a new med that wipes out my taste buds and I spent 4 days wandering around trying to figure out why all of my pop tasted flat when I could still feel bubbles!  All I could think of was y’all talking about chemo wiping it out and man, it is TERRIBLE!!!

        • UsedtobeEP

          I have a migraine med that did that. But then the side effect went away after a few months. Hope yours does.

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

             Well, this is used for migraines sometimes too, so it might have been the same one.

            • UsedtobeEP

              Soda tastes lovely again, so fingers crossed! 

        • formerlyAnon

           Hope your new med does something truly worthy since you have to have the side effect(s)!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Gentle hugs and high fives coming your way SapphoPoet!

      • formerlyAnon

         Yay for you and the not-close-enough end of chemo!

      • Peeve

         Good on you! An end in sight has got to be such a relief! Pretty soon you’ll be able to have champagne in that champagne flute. I know it took awhile for my mom’s energy to return, but return it did–in spades!

    • sockandaphone

      this episode looks like a hot mess. And give me whatever is strong and to the point, my first week of senior year of college is kicking my ass :(

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Verrrrrrry cool bar. Papa is gonna need extra champagne for THIS challenge, I can tell you that much.

      • Call me Bee

        When I finish my martini, I’ll join you in a glas of the bubbly, and get the next round.    I’m afraid I won’t be able to face this episode without lots of liquid reinforcement.  Babies.  My stars and garters. 

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          This is nearly as ludicrous as the infamous Stilt Walker Challenge.
          One thing is for sure, there will be plenty of whining, none of it from the chronological infants, of course.

          • formerlyAnon

             No. This is FAR MORE ludicrous than the stilt walker challenge. Because in that one, I think all of the designers understood that the walkers had to be able to walk, even if they didn’t understand how to make it look good.

            I’m betting some of this crew don’t understand how baby clothes have to function at all. And if baby clothes don’t function properly they are truly worthless, (unless you’ve just got the kid dolled up for a quick photo shoot – not a frequent occurrence for most.)

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              And honestly, why would they know anything about it, unless they have much younger siblings, or cousins that they helped to tend.

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

               Isn’t most of it fairly obvious?  I had literally never changed a diaper until my oldest was a week old (his father took the first week:) and I didn’t find most of baby care to be that unexpected.

          • MilaXX

             NOTHING will ever be as dumb as the stilt walker challenge. At least this is real clothes.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Fabuloussss bar. I’m going to put my feet up and get out the half bottle of Merlot for tonight’s episode.  I’ll look forward to Dmitry’s comment that this is like designing for a cat!

        I’ve just started seeing TV commercial for The Kluminator’s new baby line…..

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I wish I could be kicking my furry, kilted legs back with you. You’ll have to giggle over merlot for me, as I’m at work till midnight, east coast time.
          I know you’re up to the challenge!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I’ll be hoisting a glass of merlot for you!

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

         Hey, I meant to ask you this week, what kind of costuming do you do?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I work with private clients, exclusively. So I do a lot of costumes that will be worn at large parties. My most recent commission was for a pair of cigarette girl outfits to be worn by women hired to work a lavish Havana in the 30s party. But they style of what I do is all over the place, dependent on the needs of the client, and the environment it will be in.

    • dress_up_doll

      I can’t wait to see what kind of padded shoulder, uber modern garment Elena puts together for her wee one. It should be pretty hilarious.

      • Winter_White

        What baby doesn’t want to look like a Chinese terracotta warrior?

        • MilaXX

           Actually I would kinda like that.

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

             I would LOVE that!  And it would probably get me brownie points with the in-laws…

    • Wellworn

      Blah, baby challenge.  Blah, design for Heidi’s line challenge.  Blah, Hillary Duff.  Blah exposed diaper.  Blah, is it over yet?

    • Stubenville

      Ugh, just suffering through the end of a nasty head cold here. Is there such a thing as a DayQuil-tini?  

      • StellaZafella

         NyQuil’s already 25% alchohol…
        How about that with a splash of soda and call it a nighty-night Highball?

        • merciblahblah

           Nighty-Night Highball is officially my new favorite feel good elixir.

        • tereliz

          Not any more, the bastards took it down to 10% when they realized that people were swilling it. ;) Still can’t believe it took them this long to market ZZZquil. 

      • PastryGoddess

        I’m thinking NyQuil, cherry vodka, maybe a splash of Grand Marnier and Soda.  Top off with a cherry and you’ll be good to go

    • 3boysful

      My old hometown!  (But was too young to drink when I lived there.)  I’ll buy a round when I return from the football game.

    • StellaZafella

      G&G for me (Ginger ale and a splash of Grapefruit) I’m all ears, dears.

      And just give Heidi a big, hairy Onesy…

      • kikisayshi

         Sounds good. Better if it was grapefruit vodka. Do they make that? They should. :)

        • StellaZafella

           Absolut probably does…but I think you have to order it using your drag name.

    • MintaHallWriter

      This one is going to require serious alcohol. I bet it’ll be funnier through an alcoholic haze.  By that I mean it would be funnier (and funner) for the DESIGNERS to be working in an alcoholic haze. But since they’re not able to partake, I’ll just drink their share, shall I?

      I shall.

      Top shelf Long Beach.  In a pitcher. A bottomless pitcher. It’s been that kind of week…

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Totally understand. I just sat through a endless, and pretty much pointless 2 hour staff meeting. Could 95% have been done as a memo? Yup. I’m sooooo with you.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          That fact that you are still coherent after a pointless 2 hour meeting is testament to  your fortitude…and when you get off tonight, do pour yourself something wonderful!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Lol. Trust me, there is a lovely old vine Zinfandel with my name on it.

            • formerlyAnon

               Living well is the best revenge . . .

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              It most certainly is. And I do so, as often as may be.

    • Trisha26

      I LOVE it! Dmitry saying it’s like making an outfit for a cat! If only!

      • Winter_White

        If only, indeed!  You just know each designer would end up with a cat that looked exactly like him/her, as happened with the dogs in season 3.  Dmitry’s would be a long, bony black Steinlen cat; Elena’s would have crazy eyes; we’d all be wishing Kooan was still there…

      • tereliz

        Dmitry is quickly turning into my favorite. He’s hilarious!

        edit, and also talented, lol

        • Wellworn

          My favorite too.  Talented, funny, and a ballroom dancer too. 

          • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

            And hot.  With a yummy accent.  I hope he’s not the one going home tonight, but with this screwed up challenge, it could be any of them!

            • SouthernGirlRena

              Make room for me in the I Love Dmitry corner.  He is my favorite “in the history of Project Runway”.  He is adorable and funny.  He has made some beautiful pieces this season.  Even though I hated his final runway collection, it didn’t dull my obsession.  I also love Rami.  I have a weakness for accents. 

      • NCDFan

        Must be Schrodinger’s cat

    • Mandy

      Why is it that Elena’s doing so well on the Fan Favorite voting? http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-10/fan-favorite

      I wouldn’t care so much, but the winning designer gets $10,000.

    • kikisayshi

      I think Hilary Duff is acceptable only because this is the baby episode, and she is a new mom. But I have to think they’re going to throw in a matching mommy outfit twist because, really?

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

        That was my first thought: they’re going to see that most of them ar doing a crappy job and they’ll put the twist to save some of their asses.

      • Judy_J

        I smell a matching mommy outfit challenge, too.

      • http://twitter.com/angelestrails Natasha

        That would definitely be an improvement on the challenge!

      • MilaXX

         I do like the matching mommy outfit twist, but those crying dolls, while funny is a bit unfair.

      • 3boysful

         Oooh, kikisayshi, you are a psychic!

    • http://twitter.com/angelestrails Natasha

      I feel sorry for the poor designer who will be eliminated on this ridiculous challenge so late in the competition. I’ll need a stiff drink for the crying baby dolls alone.

    • EveEve

      ^ What BrooklynBomber said!!!

    • BawlmerGurl

      I never thought it would happen, but I have turned into one of the Bitter Kittens who only hangs onto a thread of interest in this show because of your posts.

      I don’t miss watching it at all, but I still check into TLo International at least twice a day!

      That’s some business model you’ve developed there, boys! I bow down to your craftiness.

      Vanilla Stoli and ginger ale, please. Thanks for picking a DC location–so very close to Baltimore.

    • TheAutisticStepmom

      Baby clothes are not Fashion, so I’m already annoyed with this episode.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh Daddies!  The toilet is dead.  Long live the toilet. 

      Beautiful lounge!  I need a drink as well, as I’ve been pin-basting kids’ quilts all day–just a preview of all the quilting I need to do tomorrow.  So–I’ll have the usual–Stoli martini straight up two olives.  With a straw so I don’t have to pick it up with my sore fingers. 

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

        Pin basting quilts – I’ve been there too.  Straws are very good.

      • formerlyAnon

         I like your take on baby clothes. My ex-, at that time working in a public health/low income clinic, would occasionally point out that “the kids that come into the clinic are dressed better than -insert name of one of our kids-.”  I would roll my eyes and reply that their moms *dressed up* the kid-patients to go to the clinic, and that our kids were at home.

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

         Yep — I see no reason for anything but sleepers until they can walk.  In fact, they go out in sleepers for errands even.  I also will not put them in shoes until they learn to walk because that just seems mean.  Isn’t it bad enough they’ll have to wear them for the rest of their lives? 

    • crash1212

      Well, I suppose this will be fine for those bitter kittens who just like to see the designers tortured so that MORE tears and drama will flow. As for me…this may just be the deal breaker for. If I wanted to see half-assed garments made for children I’d go to Wal Mart or something. THIS is not what I signed up for when I started devoting my time to PR lo these many years ago. Why would ANY of these designers have the remotest clue how to design and fashion some baby outfit? Seems a very specialized market and skill set. And it looks like they’re going to make the designers actually take care of some baby-like toy. GAH. So stupid. Heidi also has a jewelry line – will they be made to design necklaces next week? Maybe they could get some cup cake queen in the week after and they could design pretty cup cake holders – seriously over this.

    • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

      As someone who got a D- on her apron in homemaking class in Jr High in the ’70s, I watch this show with utter fascination. I redeemed myself by sewing a dragon costume for my kid later in life, so if I can sew an outfit for a kid, so can any self-respecting designer.

    • granddelusion

      Of course you mean to be bitchy! I wouldn’t have it any other way! (Besides, you’re absolutely right!)

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Just back from my 1st of 12 monthly maintenance chemo infusions of Taxol – a five hour appointment because the orders are that the paclitaxel drip goes in slowly – 3 hours.  Lots of time to read.  My doctors decided I was a good candidate for maintenance chemo that may prolong the interval to (possible) recurrence.  Sine I’m otherwise healthy and tolerated Taxol well in the spring and summer, my docs are hoping and expecting I’ll do well under this regimen.  So – hair will doubtless suffer (eyebrows seem better today but boy, few lashes), being immunocompromised periodically, and so on.  But, I’m returning to IP Central next week on a part-time basis – this Portia needs a paycheck for all those medical bills!

      Oh, there’s a television show on tonight?  Good, I need the diversion, even though I think this has “Drama NOT Design fingerpainted in applesauce all over it.  A regret of sorts: origami roses on a onesie would have been HI-larious.

      SapphoPoet, Shannon Stewart, hope you girls are doing well….  Susan Crawford, how are you a month and two weeks (give or take) into your treatment, I think?

      • MilaXX

        Sounds like good news! Here’s to returning to work PT!
        *passes the gingerale*

      • SapphoPoet

        Yikes–five hours? I honestly don’t think I could sit still for that long. It’s hard enough to do three hours. Hope all goes well with your maintenance program. I think of you, Lilithcat, and Susan often. 

        I agree about the origami roses on a onesie. :)

        • NDC_IPCentral

          The sitting’s just not that bad – I always bring a heap of reading to do, and once the Benadryl goes in lassitude follows and maybe some dozing.  I got the past three days’ New York Timeses read quite thoroughly, so that’s fine.  I also get a gratis lunch from the hospital, so there’s time devoted to fueling.

          The big deal will be to avoid bad side effects – the one my oncologist keeps stressing is neuropathy in the feet and/or hands/fingers.  I dodged that bullet during my cycles, and that was a very aggressive regimen, so I’m hoping I’ll tolerate this monthly dose like a good little soldier.

          We chemo Kittens should band together and go as a group of Uncle Festers for Halloween!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            You have a fabulous sense of humor-and may I say that the chemo Kittens would be the most stylish Uncle Festers ever seen.
            A big, big MWAAAAAAH! to all of you!

          • MilaXX

             How can you stand the benedryl via IV? I had it a few time because of allergic reactions and both times it felt like a fire running through my veins. The first time hurt so bad I cried.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Mila, I’ve had no uncomfortable sensations from the meds running through the IV during chemotherapy infusions.  Certainly no pain.  My big problem in the spring was that my veins started to fail by the 4th session.  In one appointment two Suite nurses tried both arms and a hand and failed, blowing vein after vein.  Finally the oncology phelbotomy nurse wrapped my arm in warm, wet towels and managed to perk up a vein and not have it roll to the Hudson.  That was rough, but all about setting the IV.  No problem with the meds.  Having the Port-A-Cath implanted during The Big Open meant that my summer and now 12-month infusions are much more efficient.  The nurses access the port and then can start the pre-meds.  Sometimes getting the right angle into the port is a little iffy, and one nurse couldn’t do it back in June, but she was the exception, though she’s spooked by my port as a result, so another does the drilling.

              Now, getting IV contrast agent for CT scans – I feel the warm, urgent sensation and then… not all that long after, the bowels react.

              But, as to the Benadryl by IV – the only way I know I’m getting it is if the nurse announces it as she’s hooking up the bag or, later on, I find my eyelids are drooping.  That’s what happened today.

              Sorry for you that you react so badly to it.  That certainly should mean that your physicians have to find another antihistaminic preparation to give you.

            • SapphoPoet

              They had to cut my Benedryl dose because I practically passed out at the full dose, and at the same time, it make me want to crawl out of my skin. It does make me very sleepy–I did actually fall asleep on at treatment on Wednesday (although I hadn’t slept well the night before so that didn’t help). 

            • NDC_IPCentral

              I feel almost guilty at how readily I accommodated to my meds, but… I did.  Yes, I did get restless legs at chemo appointments periodically – I thought it was because I was getting pumped full of pints of fluid, but it could, I guess, have been the Benadryl, too.  I am realizing now that I’m getting that Decadron “don’t want to go to sleep” boost, which makes the night after the chemo a difficult sleep challenge.  I’m not corking off on the B at infusions now, though I did in earlier sessions, when I also was ill-er and not sleeping well at night, so…

              I gotta get myself to bed, girlfriend.  Feel empowered and proud that you’re on the final leg of the chemo (unless you wind up on maintenance, too.  I’m regarding the maintenance as a positive – my docs think I’m strong enough to take it and benefit, it undeniabily establishes my long-term disability claim creds, and I feel that I’m doing everthing I can to forestall/prevent a recurrence.  And getting to sleep is part of that.  Nighty-night, sister!

            • MilaXX

              The problem is I am allergic to something and they cant figure out what. Allergy test only show seafood.Face swells randomly and I sometime wake with a swollen tongue. The IV because of reactions to medication. The benedryl wasn’t administered via a saline solution, it was a needle shot straight into the iv so maybe it burned because it wasn’t diluted.

      • Call me Bee

        Hi, NDC!  I was wondering how you were doing when replying to Sappho and Lithcat.  Glad things are going well.   I know you can’t drink, so let me get you a gingerale–at least it looks a little like champagne!  :)

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Bee, m’girl, I do have a drink – either a beer or the occasional glass of wine, but wine hadn’t tasted very good or had much appeal during the last three cycles.  A beer, usually the more amber the better, has been a very welcome indulgence, but with only two exceptions where I had a second recently, only one.

          Ginger ale and ginger products have been great nausea quellers!

          • Call me Bee

            Oh that’s cool.  If you’re ever in Cheeseland–we have a local brewery that brews a killer amber, and I’d be honored to buy you a beer!  And a brat, of course, since that’s what we eat.  :) 

            • NDC_IPCentral

              A beer and a brat – that’s German heaven.  I had a great uncle who lived in Milwaukee, but I only have the vaguest of possibly erroneous memories of driving through Milwaukee on one of the family car trips from MI to WI to visit my maternal gram and her sisters, my beloved great aunts (all good German frauen who spoke Plattdeutsch), in Wood County, back in the 50s/60s?  Haven’t been out there since… well, the early ’80s when my mom, dad, sis and I helped to pack up the ladies’ house for their move to independent/eventually assisted living.

              I have very, very fond memories of Marshfield.

              I’ve I’m ever fining myself about to visit The German Athens of America, Brew City, I’ll get T Lo to arrange for us to communicate and set it up.  And a reciprocal invitation (gotta research craft beers here north o’ Gotham) should you wend your way eastward.

            • Call me Bee

              Excellent. I will take you up on that!

      • Anathema_Device

        Thanks for the update and continued good luck with your treatment. I hope you get your deserved entertainment and diversion tonight, although this episode looks pretty weak.

      • NCDFan

        Remember those diaper covers with rows of ruffles. Finally a place to put Ven’s origami roses!  Hope the treatment goes well and the neuropathy holds off. You’re on my prayer list with my other virtual friends.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Honey, good luck to you, and to Sappho, Shannon, and Susan, too!  We love you!

        I spent the past two days making all the arrangements for my Dad’s radiation treatment.  He’s 85, and it”s prostate cancer, so even though that’s normally slow-moving, in his case, it accelerated for some reason.  He’s not a good candidate for chemo, and frankly, at 85, he has a million other things wrong with him.  So the oncologists are trying a combo of aggressive drug therapy, and radiation.  The radiation is a milder form – he probably won’t have any nausea, he won’t lose his hair.  It’ll probably leave him feeling very tired at worst.  He’ll go for 10 treatments, which will each be 10 minutes each.  My nephew-in-law, who’s a urologist, said that this particular combo of the drugs and radiation has had a lot of positive results, so it’s promising.  

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Oh, Lisa, I feel for you.  Radiation is a massive energy sapper, but under the circumstances your father is facing, well, you do what the experts believe will be best for him.  He’s going to get a tattoo in a very funny spot, as the radiation techs need a target to aim at and get him properly positioned.  Hon, keep us BKs, and the subset of BK chemo kids, informed of his progress.

          And where, m’dear, in NY (more or less) are you?  Are we neighbors?  Sorta, kinda?

          • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

            I’ll keep you posted, love, thanks!  I’m in Queens! Where are you?   Dad’s in our hometown of Atlantic City, and he’s in assisted living.  We’re very lucky that he’s got a great home nurse who got him in there, and she still works with him.  She’s going to the first appointment with him so she confers with the doctors.  The other thing we lucked out on is that the hospital where he’s having the radiation treatments is directly across the street from the assisted living facility.  So all things considered, we were fortunate.  In the long run, I don’t know how much longer it’s going to give him, especially at his age. But we have to do all we can to try and prolong his life and his health, you know?

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Westchester County, m’girl.  The hospital where I get my chemo is across the street and a block and a half away from where I live, so I’ve been able to stroll (or trudge when I was really ill in the spring) over there for every appointment.  Easy-peasy, which has been wonderful.

              No guilt about not “being there” for the treatments.  I had chemosabes accompany me to six appointments, but by late April and from May on, I went solo because I didn’t need the company and it was crowded in the infusion suite.  The new suite at the hospital that just opened in August is much more spacious than the previous set-up, but I’ll just bring reading material and amuse myself.  Of course, your father is a lot more fragile and 23 years older than I am, so he needs a companion for the walk over and back.  And do appreciate that you’re not in the radiation room when he’s getting zapped, unlike my infusions.  Your “being there” would be that walk over/walk back and sitting in a reception area in between.  If he has difficulty with mobility, the home nurse will be the one to help out and evaluate his condition in between zaps and appointments with his oncologist.  Yes, go visit when you can (but don’t take one of those cheap Chinese buses!!).  He’s going to be tired and visits will tire him further.  Sorting visiting out won’t be easy, but communicating your caring will be very therapeutic for him.  Best of luck.

            • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

              Yeah, the home nurse is taking him over, and he’s not the kind who likes a lot of company, you know?  Plus, my boyfriend and I are going on vacation for a long weekend tomorrow.  I said to my sister, “Should I cancel vacation and go to NJ instead?”  She said, “No, you go on vacation, you haven’t been away anywhere – he’ll be fine.”  So I dunno, I still feel like a bad kid.  But it’s also – he’s weird like that.  He doesn’t like us around him, you know?  He’s always been like that, and this isn’t any different.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Respect his wishes for solitude but let him know he’s totally in your thoughts and that you will be visiting at some point.  You are not a bad kid!

              Take the vacation for some necessary and therapeutic R&R with no qualms.  You may need that as a comfort later on when you have to take a more heroic role.  The effects of radiation are cumulative (I had none, but my sister-in-law did in ’08, and a colleague of mine at IP Central underwent 25 zaps in May/June), so he will feel crummier over time.  Do communicate with your sister; these are the crises that prove good siblings’ worth in spades.

            • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

              Yeah, my sister is aces.  My brother?  He disappears quite a bit, so it’s been mostly she and I.  Plus, we did just get to see him, so the bulk of my packing up and hopping on a train have been heading to NJ to see them.  And he knows we love him – we try to see him all the time.  So barring further crisis,  we’ll probably head down to see him in a few weeks more than likely.  Thanks for listening, girl.  I appreciate it, and it means all the more knowing that you’re going through your own treatment right now.  

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Your brother may be having a particularly hard time facing your father’s illness, both as a son and as a male – tons of vulnerabilities.  As I said, if you want more communication, contact T Lo who can get the process underway.

        • formerlyAnon

           All the best to your dad & to you & your siblings.  I hope he tolerates the treatment well.

          It doesn’t sound as if you have to go see him right away – he sounds like he’s independent by nature and he’d probably like to handle the first few treatments without a lot of “fuss.” He might be more interested in your attention once he feels like he’s able to take this new wrinkle in stride. [Or at least able to put an "everything's routine, nothing to see here" front up for his kids]

          If you use it as (another) reminder to say some of the things we always mean to say, you’re probably doing what he needs in the moment.

          • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

            Thanks, sweetie.  Yes, he IS independent!  Too much so at times – it’s really been a chore getting him to let us help him and take care of him.  Of course, now I know where I get it from! 

      • formerlyAnon

         Good luck with the maintenance chemo. Hope it does its job and the side effects aren’t too bad. And congratulations on rejoining the working world you have had to put on hold!! May lots of other things start coming off hold as well, as your body recovers.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Thanks, FormerlyA.  Some of the matters coming off “hold” – a dental prophylaxis appointment, a flue vaccination, a shingles vaccination.  Pretty prosaic, but rather important.

          I like to have firends and neighbors over to Chez NDC for dinner parties that I prepare from appetizers through dessert.  I did a number of them in ’11, but none, of course, this year.  The Julia Child Carbonnades à la
          Flamande is calling to me as a basis for at least two parties – dunno whether I’ll attempt entertaining this year or wait until the 1Q of ’13.

          • formerlyAnon

             Well, dinner parties sound like more fun than vaccines, but the vaccines ARE more important. Especially with the assaulted immune system you’ve got. One of my mom’s post-chemo ordeals was shingles & I’d highly recommend their avoidance!

            If you just can’t stand waiting, you can always do a dinner-party-lite, where you prepare the tour de force and assign the guests a contribution. Given that you are still recovering, you may get more offers of help than you really want.

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

        Well, the current doc at least has a direction.  MRI is Monday night to evaluate how much damage there is — the condition he believes I have is normally not a concern at all, just painful, but it’s normally only a few times a month and I’m having hundreds a DAY, so no one’s really sure what my brain might look like at this point.  Basically a migraine is blood vessels constricting partially for varying lengths of time, while this is vessels constricting completely or nearly completely, for 30 seconds or so.

        • formerlyAnon

          Well gee, that sounds really yucky. Fingers crossed. 

    • AthenaJ

      Let’s see who cries more in this episode – the babies, or the designers.

    • juliamargaret

      I cannot wait for this episode. I know it’s crack-tastic, but the idea of designers trying to design while taking care of the dolls as though they were real babies is a twist that is both ridiculous and realistic at the same time. No doubt there are plenty of women trying to juggle working from home with a baby and design. 

      Also, I badly need a drink. 

    • Zippypie

      Heidi whoring the designers does not a good episode make.  Ever.  Never.

      And after the stellar drama queen lineup of the All Stars announcement, I need a double shot of Patron.

    • MissAnnieRN

      Sweet baby Jesus. BABY CLOTHES? Since when has this been a requirement for “the next big fashion designer?” I mean, I suppose even baby gap has designers, BUT COME ON.

      • mhleta

        Yeah, really. Every designer’s dream to make clothing for clients that shit their pants on a daily basis.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Heidi never misses a chance for free labor, does she?

        • formerlyAnon

           She’s so brazen that it’s almost (ALMOST) endearing.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I’ve heard, and only from some BKs on this blog, that there’s a bunch of hometown, home country ballot box stuffing going on.

    • MilaXX

      I have to tell you guys. I GOT A NEW KITTEN! Monday Verizon was coming out to check my internet so I looked it the backyard and guess who was sitting on my steps? This little ball of fur. She didn’t appear to be with a little or a mama, so today I scooped her up and washed her with flea shampoo. She’s so tiny I thought she was going to fall down the sink. The vet can’t see her until tomorrow morning so for now she’s quarantined to the bathroom. Once the vet gives the ok, I have to introduce her to my other guy. So no drinking for me.

      I wonder which one of the girls will have a meltdown tonight. It seems as if every week we have a rotation of Elena/Sonjia/Melissa crying.

      • Anathema_Device

         Awwww, congrats! A little kitty picked you out! I hope it all works out well.

        Even though Elena talked herself off the ledge last week, she is my pick for losing it this week.

        • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

          I hope you’re right.  

        • Call me Bee

          Agreed.  If she had trouble with Rockettes, she’s gonna flip when she sees the babies.  But then again–maybe she’s been a babysitter since age 11 or something, so she could be cool.  Who knows? 

      • Winter_White

        Hope the introduction goes well!  It does sound as though she chose you. :)  (My new avatar is our beautiful boy James; we have two white cats.)

      • kimmeister

        Squee!  Fur and eye color?  What is the age/sex of your other cat?  My adult kitty hissed and growled for several weeks during the introduction process with our new kitten, but now, even though they’re not BFFs, she tolerates him and they keep each other company.

        • MilaXX

          Kinda off white with light peach and grey markings & blue eyes. My old guy is 19 & chill. He was a stray I found as a kitten as well.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Congrats on the new kitty! My husband and I were adopted by a kitten that literally walked in our front door 5 years ago, and we’ve been happily subjugated by His Feline Majesty ever since.

      • DeborahJozayt

        Oooh, congrats! You can name it Frokemon! or one-way-kitty!

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Oh, sweetie!  Congrats on the new kitty baby!  Let us know how the vet visit goes, and what name you pick out!

        • MilaXX

           She’s named Stormagedon. Vet in the am.

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

             STORMAGGEDON, DARK LORD OF ALL!!!! 

            • MilaXX

              That’s her but since she’s a girl I changed it to Stormagedon: Dark Mistress of All.

      • MintaHallWriter

        AWWWWW….nothing much cuter than a baby kitten. Just imagine your baby modeling all the baby crap coming out of the designers tonight. I’m gonna do that with my babydoll (okay, she’s almost 14 yrs, but she’s still an adorable little kitty to me!)  She’d make any of their crap tonight look adorable!

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        How cute! Lucky kitten : ) We’d love to see pics.

        • MilaXX

           I have a pre-bath pic. She’s (at least I think it’s a she) is white with pale peach and grey markings & blue eyes. I’ve named her Stormagedon, Stormie for short. She’s really tiny.

           http://pics.lockerz.com/s/248246899

      • Call me Bee

        How excellent!!  A kitty picked you.  Have tons of fun with her. 

      • alyce1213

        Congrats on your new kitten. I have one too! My son came home with a 6-week old tiny black thing he found on the street about a week ago. Vet checkup was very good (and very expensive!), no crawling critters or worms, just a touch of conjunctivitis; feline AIDS/Leukemia tests will be done in 2 weeks. We’ve named her Morgane Le Fay, after the clothing line and the Arthurian troublemaker. I have a 17-year old Boston Terrier whom she has rejuvenated, relentlessly trying to capture his fancy. I’m pretty much a dog person and this is my first kitten. I love her so much already.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I LOVE the name you gave your new kitty-so glamourous, and witchy!

        • Call me Bee

          Oh, congrats to you as well.  Kittens for the Kittens.  More excellence!

        • MilaXX

           I don’t even know if Stormie is 6 weeks. She’s really tiny & fits in my hand. She was having a blast playing with my locs earlier. My older one is pretty chill and he’s 19, so I don’t think we’ll have any problems. I’ll introduce them after the vet visit.

      • PastryGoddess

        Pictures Pictures Pictures!  I’m so excited for you.  My cats are all being hissy bitches at one another today

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Hooray for new fur people!  Have you picked out a name?

        • MilaXX

          Stormagedon  aka Stormie

      • formerlyAnon

         May the new kitty be healthy and a wonderful addition/diversion!

        • MilaXX

          thanks!

      • watchmeboogie

         Congrats on the new kitten!

        • MilaXX

          thanks!

      • SapphoPoet

        Yay for the new kitten!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      I’m already totally sick of her stupid commercial for her “scrumptious (WTF?)”  baby crap. ‘Cuz, yep, Heidi needs even more money.
      : O~~~~

      • formerlyAnon

        It is IMPORTANT that her future grandchildren come into the world with trust funds. So their grandma Heidi can then spoil their summer vacations making them learn to clean and cook the way good Germans do, in order that their character not be ruined by the money she is providing them.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          If you want some hysterically funny, and accurate insights to the German mind, try to find “On the Fritz: German Humor” (or it might be German-American humor). The author’s description of a dream vacation is excrutiating funny to anyone who has German forebears(yours truly)

          • formerlyAnon

            Thanks for the recommendation! I have excellent librarian-fu available to me, I (meaning: they) can get ahold of almost anything published in commercial-distribution quantities.

    • Anathema_Device

      I would be furious to be eliminated on the freakin’ baby clothes challenge! Speaking of elimination, hope the new toilet installation goes well. Heee…see what I did there?

      You guys deserve several drinks and a long rest after fashion week and the Emmy coverage. You spoil us!!! Let me buy you a virtual drink!

    • marilyn

      What a horrible challenge.  I doubt any of them have experience in making baby clothing.  I thought the challenge might be to dress the moms.  I can tell you right now, that whoever goes home tonight does not deserve it.  

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        And that’s what worries me!  You don’t pull this shit at the final six!

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

           I’d rather be forced to make baby clothes than work with a bird in the room like last season!  But that’s because I know the birds are out to get us all…

    • Imasewsure

      Damn! They should have done this one earlier in the season and “paid extra” for the Octomom! The winner however is going to be the designer who best translates Heidi’s short, tight and shiny aesthetic to the stroller set.

      As someone else mentioned, can’t wait to see those (adult) babies whine – also can’t wait to see who pretends to love love love babies (I’m guessing Christopher will coo and ahhh the most)…

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Can you imagine what Frokemon might have designed for this?

        • Imasewsure

          An adorable mini me of wacky delight! He is so missed….

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            You said exactly what I was thinking-we could have had a totally crazily adorable mini-Frokemon!

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

         I particularly like the ones who refer to the kids as “the baby” the whole time rather than by name yet won’t admit to hating children.

    • PinkLemon

      Lotus Lounge DC!! Hollaaa!! but…..baby clothes? really?

    • mhleta

      Oh no, I love babys, but I don’t want them in my bar and I don’t mix them with fashion. I’ll take an extra large double vodka with a side of more vodka please. Screw it, just fill up a wheelbarrow and stick a straw in it. 

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I completely adore our  little great-niece, who is one of the cutest little people I know, but I am also happy to turn her over to her mom, grandma or one of her doting aunties.

    • mhleta

      I think it’s a sign that TLo’s toilet died. Maybe we should all watch this episode wearing diapers. 

      • MintaHallWriter

        LOL!  Yes.  Lots of baby doo-doo flying around tonight…

    • http://twitter.com/ristispeaks Risti

      Let’s all take a moment to imagine what Venn’s reaction to this challenge would have been, had he still been here.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      I love this lounge – I’ll have a Jack and Coke please!  I have a feeling I’ll need the hard stuff for this challenge!

      TLo, I’m sorry your toidy is busted!

      I’m worried about this challenge, Kittens, I won’t lie.  Designing baby clothes is a really specialized field; my first roommate when I moved to NYC was a baby clothes designer, and that’s ALL she did.  She said it was very hard to branch out into other types of design because it’s so specialized – the proportions are all weird, it’s not like adult clothes in mini form.  She wasn’t sitting there whipping up grown up girl clothes in her spare time – this was pretty much all she did.

      And I agree with TLo – we always say about the real woman challenge and the candy challenge, etc., “They should have seen this one coming”.  But this?  No, I don’t think this is something they could have seen coming, again, because it’s so specialized to a specific type and shape of person.  If they were going to do this, they should have done this when there were 12, 10 designers left, so there would be plenty of cannon fodder to get rid of.  You don’t do this challenge with six designers left, and any one of them could be real, actual final three material.  And quite frankly, if Dmitry goes home because he didn’t make the best onesie in the world, I’m gonna be pissed!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      What will tonight’s Drinking Game have as a chug trigger?  Tears from designers – expected; of course. so not that.  I wonder who’ll bawl more the baby-averse contestants or the bogus baby dolls themselves?

      What’s the word?  What’s the action?

      I loved the head flying off the baby mannequin in the promo video.  I don’t think these designers’ll know nuthin’ ’bout dressin’ babies.  (With apologies to Mammy/Hattie McDaniel)

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        The chug trigger could involve how many times Heidi manages to work “truly scrumptious” into the show.Those two words are now on my personal banned list, due to Heidi.

        • formerlyAnon

           I want to know if she had to pay anything to the creators of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

    • spooki C

      Is this even going to be worth watching? I don’t care about baby clothes, there’s no way to make it interesting enough for a design challenge with out making it potentially lethal to the baby. This looks like it’s going to be uber boring and all about the drama instead of the clothes

      • MilaXX

         as I suspected they added a twist and made it Mommy/baby looks

    • PastryGoddess

      You know I actually might go to the real Lotus Bar after I get the heck out of here.

      Can I get a IV of Gin and Tonic please?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

      Somebody dial 911 and call them a waaaaaaaaaaahhh-mbulance before it’s too late.

    • Call me Bee

      Prncess Bride is on AMC right now and it’s one of my favorite movies ever.  It’s gonna be a tough call when 8pm rolls around whether to watch the rest of the movie (even with the endless commercials AMC sticks in) or switching to PR.  What to do, what to do..? 

      • tallgirl1204

        oooooooh.  Lucky you!  Such riches of choice!  My advice is to wait until “runway time” and switch over.  You can always watch the rest of the show tomorrow night online.

    • tallgirl1204

      and come on guys, don’t you think there will be a twist, like ‘dress mommy too”? Or maybe “dress a teen mom”?  Surely?

    • zejee

      I’ve been lurking for awhile.  This is my first post.  I like the Lotus Lounge.  I’m usually a drinker, but tonight I’m having a stiff cup of black coffee.  

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Congratulations on making the plunge!  Welcome!

    • NCDFan

      I think this challenge winner will be the person who can put aside their own aesthetic and embrace the practical, colorful, comfortable world of baby clothes.

    • formerlyAnon

      T & Lo, deepest sympathies for your plumbing woes. Six times as dreadful if one works at home!

      This is whacked. I bet half the designers don’t even know exactly what the functional requirements are for baby clothes. And if baby clothes aren’t functional, they are useless.

      The product placement episode for Other-Klum-Business-Interests that is becoming traditional really irks.

    • NCDFan

      Goodness watching last week’s episode again. Never seen Tim look less upset at saying goodbye.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I just poured the merlot, and am about to put my feet up to watch this trainwreck of an episode

    • ChristinaRi

      Hola chicos and chicas!

      I’m excited to see what the designers will do for this challenge

    • ChristinaRi

      What is the problem with Elena and Sonjia’s lipstick choices.    Please women — these are not your colors.

      • MilaXX

        at least Sonjia looks cute in hr talking head this week. 

        • ChristinaRi

          Sonjia is gorgeous.    That’s why I can’t take it when puts that pink lipstick on.   Such beautiful lips should not be defaced in that manner.   

    • alula_auburn

      haha,”Heidi has like 105 kids.” LOVE Dmitry.

      eta: it’s like dressing a cat!

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

        I also loved how he likened it to designing for a cat.

      • MilaXX

         that made me laugh out loud

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

      Oh God, designing for babies. I can’t. Designing for kids was weird enough, but ended up being a pretty awesome challenge. 

      Seeing the designers so horrified is pretty funny, I admit.

    • Kimbolina

      Elena thinks babies are cute.  I never would have seen that coming.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

        I have a hunch that she has 36 younger siblings in her Ukranian clan, all of which she fed every day by going bear-hunting.

      • Stubenville

        And three minutes later she names her baby doll a–hole…

    • Maria Rosenfire

      “It’s like you’re making an outfit for a cat.”

      Dmitry, it’s like we share a soul. I’ve always thought that babies and kittens were remarkably similar.

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

        I’m not afraid of kittens, however…

        • Maria Rosenfire

           Word. And for some reason I seem to give off nurturing vibes that make people want to throw their babies at me. Terrifying.

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

             Ladies, you have to realize that babies are just tiny attention whores half the time. If they cry, there are a very limited number of possibilities — they’re: hungry, wet/dirty, tired or sick.  Check the diaper, check if they eat, and then try laying them down.  (No fever, vomiting or rash, you can safely assuming they aren’t all that sick.) If none of those work, then they are crying just to get attention, like a drunk girl bawling on the bar.  The first five minutes are legit, the next 85 are for drama.

            I’ll take a newborn over a just pre-talking child any day.  Those I want to smother, because they are the most irritating creatures on earth with this obnoxious ear splitting skree noise… they’ve discovered there are things they want to communicate but they can’t actually manage it yet, so they just make this noise.  It’s about 3 months and it is the ONLY period of childhood to age 8 I have yet found that I cannot stomach.

            • 3boysful

               Plus, the little guys stay where you put ‘em, and don’t trail toys everywhere!

            • TheDivineMissAnn

               Yes Shannon!  I always say I can tune out everything but a whining 3-4 year old.  Lord Have Mercy!

      • watchmeboogie

         I love that Dmitry’s baby is as laid-back as he is.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Every week Dmitry says or does something to further endear himself to me.

        • AnneElliot

          I’m looking forward to a YouTube video of Dmitry’s best moments. LOVE HIM.  

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

         It depends entirely on the baby.  My oldest was much like a puppy — adorable, loving, sweet-tempered, but incredibly needy when it came to attention.  Second was definitely a cat — all up in your face insisting on every bit of your attention when she wanted it, but never so much as a glance if you asked for a hug when she wasn’t in the mood.  The third and fourth I haven’t decided on their spirit animals yet, but I’m sure it will become clear as they age.

    • MilaXX

      I just had a horrible thought that oh so nice and oh so boring Christopher is being set up for the win.  Please let me be wrong.

      • watchmeboogie

        Maybe it’s a fakeout-loser-edit?

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Oh, I’ve always been convinced that Christopher is set up for the win.  He’s the season pet.  (*Gross!*)

    • Call me Bee

      Well–at least the kids are up and walking. And–funnily enough–the desginers aren’t too freaked out. I’m surprized.

      • Kimbolina

        Omg, if it has the shoulders…

    • Stubenville

      So Elana is making a blazer – shocking.

    • alula_auburn

      Aw, Fabio would be the coolest baby-sitter ever.

    • MilaXX

      I bet Fabio was a great Manny.

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

        I would have loved to have had Fabio as my babysitter as a kid. He’s awesome and so chill.

      • formerlyAnon

         You KNOW he was the “awesome adventure babysitter” who dreamed up stuff to do the parents would never think of.

    • MilaXX

      At least Elena understand the Sebalia rule of “it’s never a party.”

    • watchmeboogie

      What the fuck is this Real Baby shit?!?!?!?!?!

    • Stubenville

      I wonder how many exposed industrial zippers there will be on the runway tonight? I don’t think the designers “get” babies.

    • Kimbolina

      The baby doll thing is dumb.  Also, pockets on baby clothes are dumb.

    • Maria Rosenfire

      Fabio is so fuckin’ adorable I can’t even deal. He has a baby-pack!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Fabio might well make a good dad. He’s so friggin’ cute with his baby.

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

      Okay, we’ve officially jumped the effing shark. This is beyond idiotic.

    • Stubenville

      The looks are priceless…

    • lessax3

       No, don’t put pockets on a baby jacket. The lovely surprises you can end up at laundry time are not worth it.

    • alula_auburn

      Dumbest justification of the Real Babies ever. Unless they’ve developed models that squirm, spit up or poop through their diapers.

      Also, I loved Fabio’s client-mom, for the practical comments “easy to put on” and “he has a big head.” Some of my favorite babies have big heads.

    • ChristinaRi

      Oh yeah — sure they are giving them the babies to help them learn to design for babies.

      Right.   It’s to torture them.

    • EveEve

      Hilarious!   Sounds like my house now.  Earplugs. Everybody get earplugs.

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

         Headphones are better.  Turned all the way up.  I had to do that when I was letting my oldest learn to self-soothe after 9 months because I couldn’t stay away when he cried.

    • watchmeboogie

      “Her name is ‘Asshole!'”

      Elena is my new favorite person, hahahaha…

    • Stubenville

      Note to designers – put all the fake wailing babies in a pile in the corridor and get on with it.

      • EveEve

        take out the batteries 

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Bingo!

      • watchmeboogie

         Yabbut, you know they’re going to get judged on it. Because that makes sense in a design competition.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      A half bottle of merlot is NOT going to be enough to get through this episode.  Five minutes in, and I’m already flinching in disgust.
      And the mom who wants to dress her baby as a mini-adult?  Please.

      • Stubenville

        I think you need a half case!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I think you’re right!

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

         I always sort of dressed my daughter that way, but my daughter always sort of was that way too.  At 13 months old I offered to buy her a toy when we got our tax refund back. She asked for a red sweater with a cowl neck instead.  I was very proud.  I do, however, have limits — there are some things that are simply too mature to suit, and there are some that aren’t flattering on a little girl, and there are some more that are inappropriate. 

    • AshleighV

      “Her name is Asshole!” 

      I think the impossible just happened…I like Elena! 

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        I can’t even tell you how much I loved that!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Elena’s managed to work her way into my “like” category-go figure. 

      • watchmeboogie

         LOL I had the same exact reaction!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Elena’s on tonight-“I’ve got to sew with this stupid ass baby crying”

        • formerlyAnon

          As a mother I can attest that one can hold that exact thought simultaneously with “my kid is the most wonderful thing ever and if you have 6 hours I can tell you all about him/her in [tedious] detail.”

    • NCDFan

      Good gravy, the producers did not think this through. I’m almost ready to turn it off. And I love babies.

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

      “Let’s give these poor schmucks 24 hours to design something they never even vaguely dreamt of but no, that’s not evil enough, let’s surround them with caterwauling fake babies to really drive them flipping nuts and make sure we see ass on the runway.” UGH!

    • http://twitter.com/sprigged Sprigged

      This is way too Lifetime Channel for me.

    • Peeve

      I think Heidi should be ashamed of herself, exploiting unpaid labor for her “line”. I know she’s done it before, as well. How about she actually design something??? Considering the crap shown from past seasons, this doesn’t bode well. Does anyone know how well her previous collections have done?

    • alula_auburn

      Okay, Chris just killed his baby mannequin!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        The head falling off was priceless….Christopher Palu, BabyKiller!

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

      Fabio bonding with his fake baby is super, super cute. I love how laid-back and yet clearly really sweet he is. 

    • Maria Rosenfire

      10,000 points to the first designer to say “Fuck it” and take the batteries out.

    • Joe J

      Instead of having their designs sold, I have a feeling most of these designers would be a LOT more motivated for this challenge if the prize were a vasectomy or tubal ligation instead.

      I really, truly would like to pinch Christopher.  HARD.  And not in an affectionate way.

    • AshleighV

      Oh God, the screaming is making my tubes tie themselves. 

      • Call me Bee

        Oh my gosh that made me laugh so hard.  The Hubs is looking at me askance…(he’s wearing earphones on his laptop.)

    • Stubenville

      Sonjia’s looks are priceless.

    • zejee

      Oh let him cry.  Let them all cry.  Get ear plugs.

    • http://twitter.com/sprigged Sprigged

      Shut those things up before I mute my TV! This stupid producer trick is not amusing! 

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

      Make. The Babies. Stop. NOW!

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

      Please, take the goddamn batteries out already! 

    • zejee

      “I know why Judy went off the deep end with Liza!” 

    • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

      These designers need to get their babies some baby sitters. :-/

    • alula_auburn

      According to my closed captions, we now have “whimsical” music,as opposed to the typical “upbeat” music.

    • Stubenville

      Hi Slaves, um I mean DESIGNERS!

    • http://twitter.com/sprigged Sprigged

      They seriously automatically muted the babies the second Heidi arrived?

      • watchmeboogie

         Nice catch – the Editing Elves are Evident Elves…

        • NDC_IPCentral

          They sure aren’t Magical Elves.

    • NCDFan

      Did the producers have remote controls for those babies?

    • TheAutisticStepmom

      This is annoying, and I want to turn it off.

    • Peeve

      I’d pitch the damn doll at Heidi walking in the room. You don’t need to have a crying baby doll to design for a baby. At least be honest about it–more drama! The next thing I’d do is dump the damn doll in the bathroom…

    • BethR52

      As if those moms shop at Babies r Us!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        You know, they might shop there for basics, but none of them were sqeeing over Heidi’s line, were they?

    • alula_auburn

      Somehow. . .I think Heidi does not do her own laundry.  Or the laundry of her 105 kids!

    • Stubenville

      Yea, just what we need – flower appliques since Ven isn’t around any more.

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

      Heidi’s eye makeup is distracting me. I hated it, now I may like it, I’m not sure. Probably all that crying drove me nuts.

    • dress_up_doll

      Of-freakin’-course.

      • watchmeboogie

         ^5 thought-twin!

    • watchmeboogie

      OF COURSE. The twist. About as unexpected as an M. Night Shyamalananana ending.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Right.  On another board, one of the girls there said, “I guarantee they have to make a piece for the moms”

    • Kimbolina

      Who saw this twist coming?!

    • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

      Of course the moms get looks too. You can’t tell me that none of those designers saw that coming.

    • Stubenville

      Quel suprise! Never before in the history of Project Runway! A second look! Yea, Heidi, whatever.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh we all knew that was coming, eh?  Outfits for mom. 

    • BethR52

      Sheesh! That’s all I have to say about this silly episode & its gratuitous twists.

    • lessax3

      And boom, all their heads explode.

    • guest2visits

      Ugh. Did I forget to mention how much I appreciated the concept for last challenge.

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

        Especially when compared to this crap.

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

      Dear god, imagine the poor mom who has to wear Dmitry’s matching red flannel firemen’s overalls. What the hell does one make to go with that for an adult woman? 

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

      Seriously, how did the designers not see this coming? Have they never seen this show before?

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

      Enough with the babies already. I think they made their point! Didn’t they? Really?

    • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

      As for the work room complaints about these baby looks lacking fun or whimsy–you’ve had the designers dealing with squealing dolls all day. OF COURSE there’s no sense of fun or whimsy anymore. The only fun or whimsy you’re going to get out of them at this point is a teddybear with the stuffing ripped out or something equally grisly.

      • BethR52

        I think that would be great — teddy bear with stuffing pulled out.

      • Tapetum

         How about that puking clown from a few seasons ago? That seems about right.

    • notdorothygale

      This mommy just had two glasses of Sebastiani chardonney after dealing with a brat of a 91 year old mother today. So…bring on the babies! And what happened to Heidi’s face? Looks like a recentl “refreshing”. The babies…boring. Try to design for a senior citizen, honeys…now THAT would be a challenge, trust me!

      • BethR52

        I love your idea. These designers would freak out!

      • Call me Bee

        I feel your pain.  Let me buy you a drink.  After dealing with three ailing elderly parents in the last few years, I know how it goes.  We can commiserate. 

        • notdorothygale

          Our numbers are legion, Bee! I really do think a major challenge would be dressing controlling and sarcastic 80+ year-old women. All the designers would be weeping and wielding their scissors in a threatening way! Fun times for all, and you and I can sit side by side with our beverages and laugh and laugh!

    • spooki C

      WOW I NEVER SAW THAT “TWIST” COMING… really now. Can the designers just throw the babies out the window or at the producer’s head or something? They are so annoying and pointless. About to mute this shit and put on subtitles!!

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      I swear, if Dmitry goes home because of this stupid challenge… I can’t even, you guys!

      • Stubenville

        I think it will be Fabio. They still do a loser edit but it’s more subtle.

    • Stubenville

      “Let’s go embarrass ourselves” Dmitri, I love you.

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

        “Oh, I forgot, I’m a father now,” delivered in Dmitry’s dead pan was so awesome.

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

          That one made me snort a little bit of snot out my nose. Gross, but heartfelt.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Comrade Snape, quipping with the best of them! Love that guy!

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        He is ridiculously fabulous!

    • alula_auburn

      Yay, Swatch sighting!

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

      She promised to donate have the Fan Favorite money to a save the tigers charity if she wins — lot of animal activists are voting for her.

    • notdorothygale

      Are we in
      the process of “jumping the shark”?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Oh honey, the shark was jumped so long ago that they forgot so they’re doing it all over again.

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

      Melissa, I still want us to be besties, but that hat is stupid.

    • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

      So, taking care of the fake babies is going to “help” the designers understand the needs of parents when they buy baby clothes. Because, of course, the amount of time my son spent crying was hugely influential in shaping how I dressed him.  Oh wait, that’s right, in fact, it had NOTHING to do with how I dressed him.  For the love of Pete, producers!

      (Oh, who am I kidding? Wee Otterbird wears hand me downs and whatever Grandma buys for him.)

    • zejee

      “Whimsical music again”

    • watchmeboogie

      This is…. I just… WHY

    • notdorothygale

      Whimsical music! Tim loads up the babies! Huzzah!

    • AshleighV

      Now I want a very special episode of Tim Gunn entertaining fake babies at the park. 

      • alula_auburn

        YES. 

        (I would kind of watch a whole series of Tim’s Wacky Adventures between workroom visits.)

        • AshleighV

          Tim’s Wacky Adventures would be the best thing Lifetime has ever produced! A trip to Red Lobster with Andre at some point would be a must. 

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Tim and Andrae take the Real Babies to Red Lobster-crying and mayhem ensue!

      • AnneElliot

        Priceless.  Second only to Tim Gunn with all the little dogs in Season 3. 

    • EveEve

      “Make it work Tim”   I LOVE it!  I have not stopped laughing since those plastic babies started wailing.

      • MilaXX

        You know, all I don’t hate this challenge. Sure it’s silly, but they gave them enough time and only tortured them for a little while. I dislike that every season we get a Heidi side project challenge, but all in all this has been kind of fun.

    • Kimbolina

      Ok, so Tim Gunn with the baby wagon was kind of awesome.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Dimitry’s comments are cracking me up.  He’s droll and dry – very appealing.  Baby day care – the cheers were truly heartfelt.

      • MilaXX

        I think I’ve laughed more at Dmitry for this challenge than I have all season.

    • DinaSews

      ‘Oh I forgot, I’m a father now’. God I love Dimitry.

    • MilaXX

      I’m sorry, I find it hysterical that they gave the babies cribs that were completely tricked out .

      • EveEve

        more HK product placement?

      • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

        Eh, it’s not like they had to pay for them. Babies R Us/Heidi partnership, blah blah.

    • notdorothygale

      A draped dress for a toddler? OMG just shoot me now.

      • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

        I thought she was asking for the mom’s look? Maybe?

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

      That monster face thing is so done now.  As a mother of 4, I can tell you that you can get that same idea ANYWHERE including Target.

      • BethR52

        My friend made her granddaughter a monster quilt 2 years ago, at least.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I could see making them watch the “babies” for a couple of hours to get used to how they had to manipulate the clothes for various baby functions.  But all day?  No.  Unnecessary.  (Though Dmitry’s commentary is hilarious, and so is Fabio in general; it just has nothing to do with the clothes.)

      And of course, the designers acting surprised at the “twist” is crazed. Hello, there’s this show called Project Runway–you should watch it some time.

    • watchmeboogie

      I like Elena and I feel bad for Chris. What is this mindfuckery, Brunim-Murray elves?!

      • watchmeboogie

         Oh, see? And now Chris is a sympathetic character who is making mature decisions. DIE SCHMERZ.

    • Jasmaree

      I just tuned in at 9:30. Has Christopher’s client been this awesome this entire time? Keeping it real without being bitchy.

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

      I’ve yet to see anything even close to Gwen Stefani’s kids line.  It’s really cute, and very reasonably priced for children’s wear — which is to say, it’s really cheap as anything that won’t fit in another 3 months should be.

      • MilaXX

         The Missoni stuff was cute.

        • Stubenville

          But didn’t it sell out online in like 30 seconds?

          • MilaXX

             True the Missoni stuff was fashion-y cute, the Stefani stuff was crazy cute in that way that kids clothes can be that make you smile and buy them thinking how cute the kid will be in it.

    • notdorothygale

      Wailing babies and attitudinal yummy mummies…am I in hell?

    • http://twitter.com/sprigged Sprigged

      Hmmm, might try to make my appointment for my next depo shot a little early. Thanks Heidi!

      • PastryGoddess

        Word!

      • Tapetum

         I’m watching this episode and humming to myself, because YAY!!! I had my IUD re-upped yesterday!

        • Wellworn

          And I’m YAY!!!  I’m in menopause! 

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

      Chris’ client is my new favorite person. I know it sucks for the designers, but I really love it when their clients don’t mince words about the problems with the garments. And she was totally spot-on. 

      Also, Sonjia calling her Mary J. Blige…I lol’d.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        I cracked up when she called her that!

    • Kimbolina

      Sonjia’s kind of right, it doesn’t REALLY matter what the clients think because it’s just gonna come down to whatever Heidi likes.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Did they have much time to do that?  Boy, the moms’ garments really put the designers in an imagination and time crunch.

    • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

      I think Melissa’s getting the cut…

    • alula_auburn

      I’m glad for everyone’s sake they didn’t bring the babies back. . .but it is kind of black comedy that they go off in a big wagon to “daycare” and are never seen again. . .

      speaking of which, I was just starting to wonder where the real babies were during Mommy styling. Some poor PAs did not get paid enough!

    • EveEve

      who’s going home – Melissa or Chris?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

        PLEASE GO HOME CHRIS.

        PLEASE LET YOUR OBVIOUS ANYA/GRETCHEN SEASON-WINNER EDIT BE A FLUKE.

        • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

          WE’RE BEGGING YOU, JUDGES, PLEASE SEND CHRIS HOME, PLEEEAASE!!!

    • notdorothygale

      I have a two-year-old grandson who I adore yet this is boring the HELL out of me. Nice product placement for Ms. Klum.

    • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

      Aw, Dmitry’s baby looks like he stepped out of Super Mario Bros. It would be great for Halloween, but … I’m worried for him.

    • Tigerfly

      “He has to deliver, he has to sell my look”. Loving Dimitri!

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Oh, god, I love him!  He really has to be at least safe tonight – I can’t take the thought of not hearing the quips anymore!

        • AnneElliot

          I loved it when he said he barely had time to put his pants on.  He’s too funny.  I’d love a reality show with Dmitry and Anthony from Season 7. 

          • formerlyAnon

            Kind of The Odd Couple: Fashion Edition.

            • watchmeboogie

               I would definitely watch that!

    • alula_auburn

      Wow, this all stars batch is going to be insufferable, aren’t they?

      • Stubenville

        To put it mildly.

    • notdorothygale

      OMG All Stars!

    • Jasmaree

      I’m rooting for Uli and Laura for All Stars. Uli because she was robbed in the first all stars special and Laura because I honestly thought she had the best collection of that season and didn’t make it to the finale.

    • dress_up_doll

      Kayne-bow looked gooooood! Andre looked great! Wendy….no comment.

      • Stubenville

        Wendy looks haggard ill-rested to put it politely.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        God, Wendy looked a hot mess!

        • Call me Bee

          Well–her season was almost 9 years ago–she’s the mom of a teenage girl now.  No wonder she’s not sleeping. 

        • CozyCat

          And what’s sad is she started out looking bad in her season and looked really good by the time Fashion Week rolled around. 

    • Maria Rosenfire

      Oh God, All Stars is going to be SUCH A TRAINWRECK. I might have to watch it on mute.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

        Joshendivy McPeppiga DRAMA VORTEX.

    • Stubenville

      It looks like the new All Stars competition should be held in a cage.

    • Kimbolina

      Kind of bummed that Tim Gunn isn’t on All Stars cause we won’t get any “What happened to Andrae?”

    • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

      I love that they’re advertising Elementary here–a show that I would have to turn away from Project Runway to watch.

      (I’m tempted.)

    • BethR52

      Heidi’s neckline is bugging me.

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

        Same! I spent the entire time she was onscreen frowning at it.

        • granddelusion

          I’ ve been sort of wishing it were metal. Or glass. Something hard and sharp….

          • Wendi126

            Upside down batgirl

      • Sweetbetty

         I know, it looks like it’s ready to spike her trachea. 

    • watchmeboogie

      OK, the toddlers walking the runway are melting even my cold, dead heart.

    • Stubenville

      Melissa is toast.

    • AshleighV

      Oh Melissa girl, you are SCREWED

    • Stubenville

      Dimitri’s kid looks like a garden gnome.

    • Joe J

      I want to like Dmitry’s, but his kid’s outfit looks more like a crayon costume.

      • AshleighV

        I love our comments right next to each other :)

        • Joe J

          Deranged minds think alike!

          P.S – Jinx!

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

        It’s silly, but I kind of love it. If I had a wee one I would definitely buy it.

        • Joe J

          I think it’s a very cute costume, but for what this challenge required, I regretfully must give him a failing grade. 

          Still better than Christopher’s monstrosity, though.

        • watchmeboogie

           I would buy it for my kid in a half-second!

      • watchmeboogie

         Heidi said the same thing, good call!

    • AshleighV

      Dimitry’s reminds me of a Crayola crayon and I kind of love that

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        OMG it does!  It’s totally a cute little crayon suit!

      • MilaXX

         I thought it looked like a crayola halloween costume.

      • watchmeboogie

         Ding ding ding, you called it, Heidi said it!

    • alula_auburn

      LOL, Sonjia’s baby was working it.

      • MilaXX

        Baby Jude FTW!

    • notdorothygale

      Regardless of the clothes, oh those little kiddos are just adorable.

      • alula_auburn

        My ovaries are whimpering.  The Real Babies are no deterrent to the real babies! Do want.

        (Now my cats are glaring at me all offended.)

        • PastryGoddess

          If you need additional ovaries, you are welcome to mine :)

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

      SONJIA’S BABY OUTFIT HAS ELBOW PATCHES!!!!111!!

      Ahem. I have a thing about elbow patches.

    • Stubenville

      Can’t decide if Christopher is top or bottom…

      • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

        Bottom. Aggressive bottom.

        I’ve thought about it at length.

        I realize you meant something different, but I couldn’t resist!

    • Jasmaree

      Most of the mom garments look like what they are–bits of fabric semi-randomly thrown together at the last minute.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Those babies beat the professional models all to heck.  They smile!  They interact.

      This has turned out to be quite a fun challenge!

      • watchmeboogie

        If it weren’t for the Real Babies, this would have been quite cute. One imagines that the only reason there is no cut footage of drop-kicking the blasted things is because they are quite expensive to replace if broken.

        • AnneElliot

          Best bit was Tim taking all the babies to “daycare.”  Can you just see him as a babysitter?  Hilarious!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        One of our nieces had a baby girl in February of 2011, the first baby in our immediate family in 17 years. It’s amazing how you forget how much fun (in addition to the incredible amount of energy and work they require) these little peope can be.

      • UsedtobeEP

        I think so, too. 

    • MilaXX

      Impressions, let’s see if Melissa managed to save herself.
      Fabio -like the kids, not so much the mom
      Melissa – blah, only interest is the vet and mom’s is fug
      Dmitry – Looks like red pj, mom is pretty
      Sonjia – Love both looks
      Christopehr’s – That is cute!
      Elena – Kids’s jacket is cute, mom is okay

      My top 2 are Christopher & Sonjia. Melissa is out

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        I think so too.  But Elena also did a really nice job, so I dunno…

        • MilaXX

           I’d put her a close third. Her jacket was cute bit I think the others were complete looks.

        • MilaXX

           Called it!

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      Huh… well what do you know.  I think Elena may have just won herself a challenge.  That was damn cute!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

        Holy shit, they might actually be eliminating the less talented designers and keeping the more talented ones….

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

        I thought it was odd. It made me vaguely confused and uncomfortable for reasons I can’t fully articulate.

      • watchmeboogie

         It would be somehow brilliant if the challenge that hard, futuristic-football-player-wear Elena finally wins is the toddler challenge.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Okay, so I’m wrong.  Nevermind!

      • Call me Bee

        I agree–they kept harping on the colors, but the whole thing is very Florence Eismann preppy. 

    • Kimbolina

      Ooof, Melissa’s is bad…  None of the others were that tragic.

    • dress_up_doll

      Sonjia’s was quite cute. Christopher’s was adorable.

    • watchmeboogie

      Anyone want to bet how much longer it took to shoot the judging with babies on the runway?

    • alula_auburn

      LOL, the fashion speak applied to baby clothes makes me giggle. “Polished but modern!”

      • watchmeboogie

         Hee, same giggle here.

    • GenieinTX

      Ok, yes the challenge is ridiculous, but come on – CUTEST RUNWAY EVER!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      The Duchess looks like Sonjia’s baby!!  And that little guy is unbelievably charming.  What a DOLL.

      Oh, and Sonjia’s outfit was sweet and darling on the little man.

    • NCDFan

      melting in judge sugar with sonji

    • SnackBandit

      Am I the only one not enthused by Sonjia’s baby?  Outfit looks like a smoking jacket that’s sat in the attic too long.

      • granddelusion

        And the shirt didn’t fit. Hell be crawling out if the neck hole before long.

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

      Hilary Duff, you cannot critique anyone’s fashion design while you are sitting there at judging IN A CHOKER.

    • notdorothygale

      “You really don’t want to expose the diaper” from Miz Klum, who nearly exposes her…uh…”diaper” with short, tight and shiny skirts.

      • alula_auburn

        Seriously!  I love how she seems to think the BABY is self-conscious about the diaper showing.  Baby would be happy showing nothing but diaper.

    • Jasmaree

      “You dressed mom better than anyone else.”

      Have you seen those shorts, Kors?

      • alula_auburn

        He must be blinded by the surrounding cuteness.  There is no other explanation.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        I know!  That was crazy – the mom was a rumpled mess!

    • granddelusion

      I hate this show.

    • watchmeboogie

      Yeah, Billie Piper had a super-cute idea, but not having kids, there’s no way she’d know that a cocktail dress cut is never going to work for a toddler.

      • http://twitter.com/sprigged Sprigged

        I love that you just compared her to Billie Piper.

    • BethR52

      By Lindsay Lohan’s logic, men should not design for women.

    • quiltrx

      I think this is just silly.  Other than it being really little and needing to be proportional, what is the challenge of this challenge?  Free labor indeed.

      If you want them to dress something tiny, bring back the best challenge ever–Barbie and Me!

    • MilaXX

      Oh my goodness they got the bestest babies EVAH!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      So Heidi thinks Fabio’s look for the mom is too “momsy”. Well, Heidi, most mothers don’t have personal stylists, 7 figure incomes and entourages to help them out. Did you ever think of that?  Not all mothers want to look like hoochy mamas.
      I need more merlot, obviously.

      • Stubenville

        Let me top your glass up.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Thank you-and I’m going to do just that.

    • notdorothygale

      Lumi looks loony.

    • notdorothygale

      Dimitri’s baby fell asleep out of boredom. Trick or treat!

    • Jasmaree

      “Because of the hood, it gets really costumey.”

      Have you ever even been in a kid’s clothing section, Kors?

      • SnackBandit

         I liked how the women jumped in to school him on this…

      • alula_auburn

        At least all the women were schooling him on the Magic of Capes.  (I had no idea Nina had kids!)

        • AnneElliot

          Nina was pregnant in Season 8, I think.  They tried to only shoot her from the waist up but it was obvious.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBGUD7Y6KYRNL7PCKYNPD2UGSM Carol

           The October Architectural Digest has an article about Nina’s apartment on the Upper Eastside.  There’s one shot of her guest room with Nina and her boys, Lucas and Alexander.  (There’s also a couple of  shots of Nina’s closet.  Fabulous!)

          Btw, Valentino and three of his pugs made the cover.

      • Call me Bee

        Well–my husband has never been in a kids clothing department–and he has kids. 

    • AshleighV

      Are these children sedated? How is it that not one is having a meltdown under the lights?!

      • watchmeboogie

         I’m guessing they divided them into “early nappers” and “late nappers” and judged in groups accordingly.

      • MilaXX

         I’m sure there were a few conniptions that were edited out, but overall these kids were frakkin adorable!

      • formerlyAnon

        Also, unlike the adults, I believe there are strict labor laws limiting how long they can keep really young kids on set without a break. I bet shooting this was a lot more complicated for the producers and crew than an average week.

    • Kimbolina

      For kids clothes, costumey is not a bad thing!

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Right! I once saw a little kid walking down the street in the middle of May in a Batman costume.  Clearly, because he wanted to wear that on that particular day.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          One of our nephews was completely crazy for Batman around the time he turned four, and I still have the photo of him in his Batsuit at his birthday party, in front of his (what else?) Batman cake-so freaking cute. 

          • NDC_IPCentral

            My eldest nephew (now in 3rd year of law school!) adored his Superman outfit.  Heck, I have a photo of him around here when he was 4 1/2 and he has a hand towel safety-pinned to the back shoulders of his polo shirt – because he was Super Kid. 

            Michael, Micheal, Micheal….

            • blondie65

              Both my son’s practically lived in their Spiderman halloween costumes.  The damn things ended up being worn every single weekend,  as well as eventually becoming PJ’s. Can’t tell you how many times I had to run to the grocery store with one or the other was already in his spiderman outfit.  Fabric was like iron…held together wash after wash after wash.  Best damn $20 I ever spent.  So, costume is so NOT a bad word when it comes to boys clothes.

      • Laylalola

        One nephew wears his spiderman costume just about everywhere, day or night, and then another has black pajamas with skeleton bones on the front that he wear every.single.night.

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

      Dmitry’s baby looks very Scandinivian, somehow. Like a little Playmobil. I dig it.

      • alula_auburn

        YES. That is it exactly!

      • AnneElliot

        He looks like a really cute garden gnome, and I mean that in a good way.  

    • notdorothygale

      I do like Heidi’s “phantom peter pan collar” dress.

    • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

      Wait. MK said “three moms” … is Duff a mom? O_O

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

        Yup, she had a baby earlier this year. 

      • Scarlet39

        Yes.  She had a baby a few months (maybe a year?) ago

    • lesmaha

      Nina, not all baby clothes are practical. Sometimes babies get dressed up too!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBGUD7Y6KYRNL7PCKYNPD2UGSM Carol

         You’re more likely to dress your baby up in something impractical before you have much experience as a parent.  Once you have more experience, you tend to go for the comfy and easy to care for.

    • Stubenville

      Christopher’s Mom is giving the judges the stink eye.

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

        She hated both pieces- but this one was about pleasing the judges and Heidi, not the moms. She may have hated that floral dress but she looked pretty good in it.

    • Jasmaree

      Regarding Christopher’s baby look: You’d be finding pieces of that dress around the house forever.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Yup.  But I’ll bet that little punk is gonna win AGAIN.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          YOu put a little girl in an overwrought dress and the judges just puddle. Bleah

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

        That look is auf-worthy, to me.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          It saves Heidi’s serfs from having to design a special occasion dress for her “collection”.

      • AnneElliot

        And it would be hell to clean.  I just know all those 3-D flowers are going to get torn and dirty — it would probably survive one wearing, and that would be it.  

        • formerlyAnon

          Which, might work for the moms who are judging, if they liked the look. Certainly for Heidi. Her cost/benefit analysis is a little different than the average mom. 

    • Joe J

      You know, I’m thinking this may be a second non-elimination to make up for the Frokemon flying the coop.

      • dschubba

         They’re even. They had one non-elimination and they brought Eddie Munster back.

    • lessax3

      Guess Christopher is winning the girl baby round. I preferred Elena’s. Its closer to what I would have dressed my girls in as babies. They could run and/or crawl around. I didn’t see how the jacket was that impractical? All jackets on babies are impractical unless they are basic cardigans/fleece hoodies.

      • EveEve

        what was impractical was Chris’s whole outfit  and Melissa’s dress.  Loved Elena’s mix of pieces.  I think the judges were just looking for something to criticize to auf her.

      • Jasmaree

        I agree. It was one of the most realistic of the garments there. And I thought the colors looked nice together.

        Note to judges: you can put babies in three different bright colors. They’re babies. 

      • BethR52

        The mobile in the commercial reminded me of C’s dress.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Is it me, or is Christopher’s design for the mom cutting her off in the middle and making her look dumpy? Of course the judges just love whatever he does. Of course, after last season I should be happy that at least he can sew. Still, Christopher just annoys me.

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

        I don’t think she looks that dumpy- more like curvy.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

          I’m built similarly to her-obviously dresses are never an easy fit esp when you’re 2 different sizes on the top and bottom-but it is possible. Christopher gave her “tall butt” which is unforgivable. Round, curvy, ‘junk in the trunk’ (I’m dating myself here) is fine, but ‘tall butt’-NO, Bad Christopher! Maybe he passive-aggressively was getting back at her for her behaviour by creating such a terrible ‘rear view’. 

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

      Wow, I really like all the boys’ outfits and really don’t like all the girls’. Didn’t expect that.

      • blondie65

        Well, clothing choices for little boys is pretty pathetic.  Go into any toddler area of any department store/Target/and yes Walmart….tons of variety for girls and you are lucky if there is more than 1 row for boys…and half of that are those ridiculous mini-dad suits.   So, I loved every single one of the boys outfits tonight…so refreshing!

    • MilaXX

      What on earth is Hilary Duff wearing?  Leggings and a choker? Kors didn’t want to give her a dress?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Maybe MK didn’t want to associate his brand with Ms. Duff?

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

        She’s a really strange guest judge choice. I know she has a baby, but so do plenty of starlets. Hell, they had Debra Messing on last week – she has kids. Why not get her for this one instead?

    • Stubenville

      It hasn’t been discussed, but I wonder how the cost of producing the baby garments is going to factor into Heidi’s decision? You know that immediately disqualifies Elana’s jacket since it has too much detail. That means Sonjia’s should win…

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Good point. That will make a difference when they manufacture these pieces…which will end up on the 50% rack in a few months after they appear.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      The wine is working its magic: I just realized why “Truly Scrumptious” bothers me. It sounds as if it could have been a name for one of those revolting Strawberry Shortcake dolls that used to pollute the toy departments some years ago.

      • alula_auburn

        haha I had dozens of those.  Later we gave the videos to my ten-years-younger cousin. My uncle still hasn’t completely forgiven us.

      • Snailstsichr

        Wasn’t Truly Scrumptious the name of the female romantic lead in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?”

        • blondie65

          oh…my…yes….i think they even sang a song called truly scrumptious.  And since you brought it up…that ‘child catcher’ scared the beejubus out of me at age 5.

    • granddelusion

      “truly scrumptious”? She stole her company name from ian fleming?

      • watchmeboogie

         “Scrumptious” is such a horrible word. Is it just me?

      • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

        All this episode needs is that child catcher creep…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBGUD7Y6KYRNL7PCKYNPD2UGSM Carol

         She did, indeed.  I suppose it could have been inadvertant, but someone should have caught it.

      • formerlyAnon

        Technically, Truly Scrumptious wasn’t in his book, she was added in the movie. But there HAD to be some kind of lawyer review of that, it’s not as if Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is an obscure movie. I think it was MGM, so some big corporation with a legal staff owns the rights.

    • NCDFan

      Uh oh Melissa

    • Joe J

      Christopher.  Again.  What-fucking-ever.  Win by default.

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

        Well, Melissa’s dress sucked and Elena’s outfit was too much of a mish-mosh. I actually liked Christopher’s; I would have bought it for my daughter when she was a baby. I was really routing for Fabio for the boy win. 

    • AshleighV

      Shocked, I tell you. SHOCKED. 

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        At least Sonjia also won. But I am so disappointed that Elena is out. Her decoy collection was one of the most interesting collections from this season.  I have to pin my hopes on Melissa now-who once again got a pass. I know she’s talented, but when she’s bad, she’s bad.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      I loathe Christopher.  I hate that he won again.  I’m SO sick of him, and he’s totally going to win this season.

      And yaaay!  My Dmitry is safe!

      Ohhhhhh, Elena’s out! Lucky for Melissa. I am shocked – no way was Elena’s look worse than Melissa’s.

      • Sara__B

         I’m on the west coast, and now I can breathe easy and stop reading. OUR Dmitry is safe!

    • granddelusion

      Wow, who’d have thought? I wouldn’t have chosen either one of them.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I really liked Fabio’s design for his baby. His design for the mom gave the clowns, oops the judges, the excuse they were looking for to award the win to someone else.

    • Jasmaree

      BULLSHIT.

    • watchmeboogie

      Awww, I’m genuinely sad to see Elena go.

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

        Me too. I’m shocked that I’m sad but I am.

        • watchmeboogie

          It’s like they made us hate her just so that they could make us like her and then kick her off.

          *shakes fist at BM*

          • formerlyAnon

            Oh, I’m sure it was intentional. Emotional engagement is what they want.

      • EveEve

        me too – she didn’t deserve to go for that cute little outfit.  And I liked her fashion week collection the best too.  damn. this may be when I lose interest in this season.

        • lessax3

          Yeah, I also don’t think I can stomach the, ‘Oh my God, me, you picked me to win,’ ‘ I can’t believe it, I think I’m going to die,’ from Christopher as he alternates between covering his eyes and fanning himself.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Aren’t you just waiting for him to have an attack of the vapuhs because he’s just so suhprised that lil old him won?

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBGUD7Y6KYRNL7PCKYNPD2UGSM Carol

               I don’t know whether this was true or not, but I heard Doc Baker telling Mrs Oleson  (on LHOTP -the TV show) that the vapors were just a nicer way to say flatulence, which, of course, is just a nicer way to say farts.

          • Wellworn

            It was the “again” that got to me.  Isn’t he special, he won again. 

          • dschubba

            He’s Taylor Swift-ing us.

    • lessax3

      Bullshit.

    • granddelusion

      Okay, now they’ve got the crack pipes out.

      • l_c_ann

        When they’re sitting, judging, we just can’t see that they are actively smoking the pipes.

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

      Elena’s out! I’m surprised. And man, she looks PISSED.

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

      Wow. Just wow.

    • Stubenville

      Didn’t see THAT coming.

    • dress_up_doll

      If I had kids I’d actually buy either one. Good for Sonjia & Christopher.

    • Tigerfly

      Wow, I thought Melissa was a goner…

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Should have been – that baby sheath was ridiculous.  Nina gave Elena the boot for being mouthy.

        • AnneElliot

          I think Melissa stayed because Heidi really loved Melissa’s baby vest, and because she’s won challenges and been in the top.  Elena was only near the top once and she never won any challenges.  

          However, I did suspect the judges would keep Elena around longer for the drama. 

        • CozyCat

          Compared the way Santino would mouth off, Elena was a church mouse. 

          • cindylh

            What exactly did Elena say to Nina?  I couldn’t catch it.

    • SnackBandit

      As much as I loathe Elena, she shouldn’t have gone home for this challenge (she should have gone home on the candy challenge, but still).  This was some wacky judging.

    • Scarlet39

      I’m no fan of Elena, but it should have been Melissa.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Yup.

      • blondie65

        Agree…her baby outfit was bad and even that vest they kept going on and on about…sorry…it wasn’t all that.  I loved Elena’s jacket.  And you know what?  At 14-18 months old, little girls LIKE TO PICK their own outfits.  At least mine did and many days she went to daycare wearing every damn color of the rainbow.  That little outfit Elena’s girl was wearing totally would work…colorful, fun.  But sorry…no one is gonna buy a white ruched dress for a toddler.  Elena should have won for the girls and Melissa should have gone home.

    • MilaXX

      UGH! I honestly believe Christopher is the winner now.  How can this show be so obvious?

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        They were that obvious with Gretchen AND with Anya.  Why not with Christopher?  That little bitch is totally winning this season.  

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I think you’re right, and I think that since one of the prizes for this season is designing a collection for Lord and Taylor that Christopher will fit right in with their clientele-nothing earthshaking, tasteful, with perhaps a couple of details that in L&T’s mind will say designer.

        • MilaXX

          true

      • dharmabum8

        I’ve had the same feeling for awhile now. I’ll be shocked if anyone else wins at this point.

    • Kimbolina

      OMG, Tim Gunn!

    • ChristinaRi

      I do think Elena is relieved.   I think she hated nearly every challenge.    

      Her collection however is stunning, and I’m sorry it won’t walk the final runway.

      Also relieved I don’t have to see her on the show anymore.

      • CozyCat

        Yeah, I thought her final collection was a contender.  Elena joins the Kara Janx Hall of Fame.

        • AnneElliot

          I predict she’ll be back in a year or so for Project Runway All-Stars, Part 3

          • CozyCat

            LOL!  But I think the upcoming AS is no. 3; no doubt no 4 will follow within a year.  Unfortunately, the only people left will be the non winners from this season.

    • lesmaha

      ok what is that dress Heidi is wearing next week?????

      • SRQkitten

        Already looking forward to judging the judges!
        srq

    • dress_up_doll

      Elena’s was the weakest, but I’m still shocked to see her go. I’m going to miss her.

    • alula_auburn

      Well.. .at least Elena got a glorious, Tim-Gunn-profanity-laden send-off?

      Meh, Christopher.  I bet it’ll be manufactured without the stupid snaps, too.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        How could he NOT win  – Heidi told him exactly what she wanted!

    • notdorothygale

      Buh bye, Miz Attitudinally-Challenged.

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

      Isn’t next week the L’Oreal challenge?  

    • Stubenville

      Another classy Lifetime production… Prank My Mom

      • Jasmaree

        At least it isn’t Dance Moms.

        • CozyCat

          No.  Dance Moms follows immediately after….

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I’m waiting for the mash-up-Prank My Dance MOms.

    • Call me Bee

      Wow–that was as much of a disappointment as that stupid ref’s call in the Green Bay game on Monday.  Total BS.  

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        At least the NFL is bringing back real refs. When do we get real judging on PR?

        • Kimbolina

          Never gonna happen.  Permanent lock-out.

        • MilaXX

          Never I fear we will always be able to call the winner by midway.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Word. The judges have made their love for Christopher very clear for several episodes.

            • CozyCat

              And don’t you love the way he throws up his hands and exclaims:  “Oh!  I can’t believe you like little old me!”

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Gag!  I have to remind myself that at least he can sew, unlike last year’s designated winner.

    • lilibetp

      Good episode.  I loved Christopher’s look and Sonjia’s was cute, although I would have voted for Fabio.

    • Kimbolina

      I would have been fine with either Fabio or Sonjia winning for the boys’ look.  Christopher wins by default cause Elena’s and Melissa’s were just not good so it had to be him.  Surprised that Melissa was still in though.

      • SewingSiren

        Try telling him that .

      • MoHub

         “default” is what I thought as well.

    • Frank_821

      THe irony is Elena was probably at her most likable and calm for this challenge. She gets the boot on the episode when she was insane.

      too bad she had an excellent decoy collection (that’s how you do it Ven)

    • dress_up_doll

      I can’t believe Elena’s Fashion Week collection was a decoy. It was stunning. It’s one I’ll never forget.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Elena’s is one of the strongest, and it’s a shame that she didn’t make final three. As crazy as she was at times, she has a strong point of view, and can do more than just send an array of pretty dresses down the runway.

        • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

          Yeah, it’s Laura Kathleen all over again.

    • http://twitter.com/angelestrails Natasha

      So they eliminated Elena before the only challenge that might have suited her, avant garde! Eh, when they started giving ‘the villain’ the redemption edit it felt like it was her time to go. I agree with the bitter kittens, Melissa had the worst outfit. 

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      I like Melissa and I’m glad she’s still in, but based on the outfits she made for this challenge, she should have been out.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Yup.  And did you hear Christopher in the guys’ apartment before they left on Day 2, telling Fabio and Dmitry not to help her anymore? I don’t like Christopher, but he was right on that one.  Gotta let the competition sink, she was out of her element last night.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQG2B3GDOIKSFYT6YDXFVOMEM4 A. Lure

      I don’t like Melissa. She’s frenzied and incompetent. That’s the second time she’s sent a bare ass. I will say it again: She lacks technical skills and invention. She cannot manage her time. How many times have we seen that ruched dress? Can girl do anything else? Her collection sucked, too. There was no design. I dunno, she’s reeks of “privileged girl”: Ouch, Fabio, my zipper popped! Baby’s mom, d’you know how to sew in buttons? Gross. I didn’t really like Elena, but she can construct (her portfolio was my absolute favorite– lots of architectural, highly structured, severely tailored pieces), and I’ll take the crazy, forceful, brash girl over the “Ouch, gosh, can you help me?” baby-doll girl any day.

      • DecentDiva

        Oh I say A. Lure. Touche all round!

    • dorrit

      Very upset here. Elena had really grown on me over the last several episodes. And I was sure her finale collection was among the finalists. Melissa’s outfit was far worse then Elena’s.

      And it might just be me, but I thought Sonjia’s was by far the worst of the boys’ outfits. In fact, I think hers was worse than Elena’s and should have been up for the auf. If I had a boy, I would never want to put him an ugly gray suit! (I only have girls.) Both Fabio’s and Dmitry’s were far superior to Sonjia’s.

      • emily mcginnis

        i have a 15-month old boy and i MIGHT have put him in Fabio’s. maybe. i’m not even sure about that. i would not put him in Sonjai’s. 

        i did like Christopher’s dress. i would’ve put my DD in it as a toddler. 

        • dorrit

          Agree that I would consider Christopher’s dress for my one-year-old daughter for a special occasion. But I do think he won by default among the girls’ outfits. I actually liked Elena’s, though, and could see wanting to put my daughter in the jacket.

          I just don’t see how Melissa didn’t get aufed for that disaster.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            My take on Melissa surviving is that she’s shown several previous looks that the judges liked enough to put her in top three or a win(the office challenge) and that they do keep those previous designs in mind when deciding which designer is auf’ed.  Melissa probably also pays attention to their critiques, and the judges seem to appreciate that as well.

            • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

              Well, it just goes to show what the fans picked up on long ago – “One day you’re in, the next day you’re out” doesn’t *really* apply – it’s going to be the overall body of the designer’s work.  A better designer having a bad day is actually going to be spared over someone who did better work this time, but has been in the bottom a few times now. It’s unfair, but that’s the way they play it.

      • CozyCat

        I agree about the boys’ outfits.  I thought Sonjie made her baby boy look like an old man in a track suit.  Fabio’s look was adorable, and the “optional cape” on Dmitry’s would have been a big selling point.  I think they went for “we’ve never seen anything like that before” in choosing Sonjie’s outfit, not realizing that little kids clothes always look the same for a reason:  the kids look best that way.

      • l_c_ann

        I really didn’t like Heidi’s snotty comment to Elena about the shoulder pads.  Sort of the same vein as she treated Gordana. 

        What do Gordana and Elena have in common:  both are from eastern Europe and German Heidi might just have a few prejudices going back several decades.

        • dorrit

           Yes, good point. I hadn’t thought of that before, but you’re right.

      • http://twitter.com/angelestrails Natasha

        You’re definitely not alone. I didn’t get all the praise over Sonjia’s outfit. I hated that dirty gray color too and thought it was really boring (although I get that it was comfortable). I much preferred Fabio and Dmitry’s, especially the fun little cape. I thought of all my friends with little boys who love wearing their superman costumes.

        • ThaliaMenninger

          I’m with you, too. I lived through the 70s and I know a leisure suit when I see one. The contrasting patch pockets? The slinky print shirt under a wide-collared poly jacket? Yeah, I don’t need to see a toddler lounge lizard. At least Elena and Melissa had cute jackets. Sonjia put Reuben Kincaid’s gray leisure suit on a toddler.

          • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

            I was waiting for that baby to ask Heidi what her sign was and if he could buy her a drink.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            A toddler lounge wizard-you just made my morning! Thank Heavens I wasn’t drinking coffee because my keyboard would be a total loss!

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

         You know, I find Melissa charming.  But she deserved to go home.  Her work was worse than Elena’s — it didn’t fit, it was poorly designed, and the vest they loved so much can be found anywhere.

        • dorrit

           I like Melissa, too, as a contestant. But I just don’t think she is as good a designer as Elena (and certainly the finale collections bear this out). And nowhere near as technically proficient.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Oh, Fabio was totally robbed last night!  He clearly should have won over Sonjia!

    • SewingSiren

      Truly Scrumptious , Truly , Truly, Scrumptious!
      well, I’m sad to see Elena go. She had the best collection at fashion week. And I’m super sad that Christopher won another challenge. Do you think he wins the whole thing? Why do they reward mediocrity? Sonjia’s was cute and so were Dmity’s and Fabio’s 
      I couldn’t really tell what D and F mother’s outfits looked like but Sonjia’s was bad. Maybe the worst on the runway. It was weird that they tacked that on to the challenge.

      • Kimbolina

        It was dumb how they didn’t really even talk about the mom outfits during the deliberations and only just briefly mentioned them on the runway.  What was even the point if they’re not going to judge them?  Well, other than to stress out the designers…

        • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

          The only point I can imagine is they just didn’t want the mom’s showing up to take their babies down the runway while wearing something awful that clashed with or detracted from the baby’s outfit.  

          • Kimbolina

            They should have just told all the mom’s to wear an all black outfit or something for the runway show instead of throwing in the mom outfit.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBGUD7Y6KYRNL7PCKYNPD2UGSM Carol

         I haven’t read through all the comments, but I was waiting for  a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reference.

    • dharmabum8

      Dmitrism of the day: Those babies are really, really small. I’m pretty sure they can’t talk. It’s like making an outfit for a cat.

      I can’t believe I’m sad to see Elena go. Bye Natasha.

      • alyce1213

        Dmitry’s straight-faced wry sense of humor is priceless.

      • CozyCat

        My favorite was when he said:  “My baby is really tired, and I need him to really sell my outfit on the runway!”

        Strut that stuff, baby model! 

        • dharmabum8

          Heh, that was a close runner up. Also the comment about Heidi, something like “she has 500 kids!”

          • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

            I know, I wind up saying it every episode, but Dmitry was on fire last night with the quips!

        • BuffaloBarbara

           I know, I loved that–so completely straight-faced.  If we didn’t know he had a very wry sense of  humor, it would come off as, “Wow, that designer is dumb” (imagine Laura Kathleen saying it)… but with Dmitry, you know it was, more or less, a comment on the absurdity of everything in the vicinity.

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

         I really loved “Oh, I forgot. I’m a father now.”

    • PaulaBerman

      Mom of a three year old here and I have this comment about Christopher’s that I can’t believe no one, not the mom or the judges, mention: WHITE?!? on a toddler? For a special occasion? That would last about fifteen minutes. Totally impractical, wouldn’t be able to be worn again, and ridiculous. There really were no great girl’s outfits on the runway tonight, so I feel like he won by default.

      • Tapetum

         Weirdly enough, my MiL loved white for babies. Basically she bleached the crap out of the laundry every time. So whites were the easiest to keep going. Of course the bleach ate the fabric, but by then the babies had outgrown them, so who cared? Of course her standards would still eliminate Christopher’s dress, since the flowers had green leaves.

      • alyce1213

        Not for every day, but white is beautiful on babies and kids for special occasions. You just have to be a little more vigilant, but it can be done, it’s worth it.  

      • Laylalola

        Tim asked Christopher about the white, and the mom apparently insisted on it.

        • PaulaBerman

          As Sonjia pointed out, screw what the mother wants. The clients said absolutely zero on the runway. Their opinions were not solicited. It was all about marketability. And while Mary J. Blige there may have wanted white, ultimately this look was produced by Heidi in, you guessed it, dark colors, I feel totally vindicated in my criticism here.

    • StelledelMare

      Crazy as she was, I too am kinda sad to see Elena go if for no other reason than her final collection was one of the best, imo and I wish it had been one of the finals.

      • MoHub

         Agreed. Her final collection was the best, and I had her pegged as the overall winner, so I was quite surprised to see her auf‘d. Besides, I think Melissa’s was far worse, and quite frankly, Melissa has failed to impress me beyond her first few designs.

    • guest2visits

      Well that was blatantly unfair.  Melissa’s was the obvious off. No mom would even attempt to put that dress on their baby.
      And her vest was nothing special, and not a great fit – and it was a VEST, for chrissake. (C- for mom’s, D for baby’s).
      Elena’s baby was a cute, happy 3-piece collection. The fit of the jacket and the top were expert, and the pants were no more
      baby-baggy than most. And Heidi encouraged her to continue with the jacket!  Something stinkier here besides baby’s diaper.
      (B for mom, A- for baby’s).
      And I didn’t like Sonjia’s little suit as much as most everyone else. I mostly disliked the t-shirt, and the style really didn’t grab me
      as something I would’ve dressed my b-boy in. But that baby was just freaking adorable. (B for mom, C+ for baby’s).
      I would have given the b-boy win to Fabio; I thought the fit was better – and it looked sharp (B for mom, A for baby’s).
      I agree with the b-girl win for Christopher. He had a clear concept from the beginning; I was afraid he was going to scrap it
      because of the overly critical mom. Her dress was a great complement to the all white baby outfit. He did right by both. 
      (A for mom’s, A+ for baby’s).
      Dimitry’s was very near bottom for me, if only because I thought the onesy was too much like a costume, or jamys.
      And the hoodie didn’t work well as a hood or as a cape, for me. (C+ for mom, C+ for baby’s).

    • Introspective

      So 1- mom of a 2 yr old boy here. Love fabio and dimitrys looks. Sonjias had very functional feel but not so vivid with that gray. and the distressed pockets made it seem old not cool. Of the boys looks actually fabios was the cutest and dimitrys was the most interesting visually. Dont know how Sonjia won.

      Christopher won the girls challenge far and away. The outfit was complete- the only one that was if put against elenas and melissas. A total easter sunday confection of a dress. Practicality left the building long ago but for moms who like to indu

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

      Hey guys,all that bar is missing is a Transporter Room!  

    • Bozhi

      I’m watching the show now on the west coast so I am not watching your comments.  I knew they  where going to throw in the mom design.  This is not a great challenge, but interesting.

    • Bozhi

      I am really looking forward to the all stars shows.  We should be seeing great fashion, even though most of them know better than to give us drama, except maybe Ivy. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

        I feel like Ivy and Wendy might know better than to give the producers their poo-flinging monkey show by now, but I can’t say the same for Josh, whose season aired less than a year ago…

    • kismet026

      Seriously? After watching them walk the runway, I had Sonjia as the top boys’ look, Elena’s as the top girls’ look, and Melissa being out. And that only gets a stronger case if we take the moms’ dresses into account. Elena’s got nothing but high praise, and Melissa’s was a mess. I know those were only secondary looks, but they seemed to entirely disregard them – then why make the designers make them? That only rewards those who put something together slapdash, because then they had more time on the baby’s outfit than someone who actually put the effort into the mom’s look.

      It feels like the producers kept Elena around for drama (overlooking some actual auf-worthy looks earlier), thinking they could cut her when they wanted to, but they didn’t count on her actually starting to turn out decent looks – but they cut her anyways. It’s sad, I was seeing actual growth in Elena’s work, and wanted to see more from her. At least we still have her decoy collection. Though I’m doubly sad because I really wanted to see that collection in motion in the finale.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

        They called out Ven for churning out similar looks. Why aren’t they saying anything about how Melissa’s making the same dress every week with different fabric and some modified details?

    • kismet026

      It just occurred to me, but looking back, it kind of seems like Heidi spoon-fed Christopher his win. We’ve seen before when Tim offers ideas that change the design very much, but that’s usually a modification or an adjustment. Heidi saw what Christopher was thinking of using as an embellishment and just straight up said, “Why not make a dress out of it?” The idea for that was purely Heidi’s. She didn’t alter one of Christopher’s ideas or add on to it, that dress was straight up Heidi’s idea. And of course that went over well with the judges, because Heidi is both the client and a judge. Not to mention, the part that was all Christopher (the jacket) did not receive positive reviews. That kind of seems unfair to me. It’s different if it’s a client or Tim, because they’re not a part of the judging panel. Does anyone remember another time when one of the judges had such an impact in shaping a designer’s look, or is this really an anomaly?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

        Anyone draw a parallel to the “give Anya $500 and suggest judge-approved fabrics” situation?
        This is clearly another judge’s favorite.

        • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

          Yup!

        • Violina23

          I don’t disagree that she steered him towards the winning design, but the print/floral thing was his own, she just suggested how to flesh it out.  And didn’t she just say to make a skirt out of it? Chris went and made a whole dress.  I don’t think this was as blatant as the Anya thing.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I think that Christopher is very quick to pick up on concepts that the judges like, and he incorporates them into his design.  His little girl dress was very cute, for a special occasion or photo shoot. The jacket was clumsy looking, I thought, though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tiyuju Yuju Ti

        Totally agree!! When they announced the winner I actually yelled to my TV “Of course! Because that’s Heidi’s design!” 

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        I thought the exact same thing!  She gave him that advantage. Totally unfair, and again, it completely points to him being this season’s “pet”, and winning this whole thing. Loathe!

      • MoHub

        Heidi actually gave a lot more input than she should have for all the designs. The point of the walk-through should be to point out strengths and weaknesses and leave the designers to resolve any problems

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Since Heidi was getting a free design for her line it figures that she would give the designers more input for this challenge. I agree with you about the purpose of the walk-through, though.

    • dschubba

      I hear that #TeamElena is also a Vampire Diaries thing.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Definitely some producer manipulation going on there–lesson of Gunnar and Elena: Do not stop playing your designated character (Bitchy Queen and Crazy Girl), or we will eliminate you.

      Personally, I thought that jacket looked silly on a toddler (then again, I’m not Heidi’s target market–if I had a baby, I doubt I’d be dressing it in expensive designer duds), but the judges didn’t seem to mind it, but other than that, it was standard.  Melissa, bless her heart, knew she should have been off.  I couldn’t see the ruching, but a dress that’s constantly pulling up over the diaper?  You’d be chasing the kid around all day pulling her dress down.

      Christopher’s looked like a special occasion baby dress, and of the girls’, it was best, but it made me think of a christening gown (which should have earned a comment in the baby-equivalent of, “It looks bridal!”).  It also looked very expensive to manufacture.

      Boys?  All three were good.  I’d have given the win to Fabio.  Dmitry’s was cute, but Heidi made the most salient point in terms of the challenge: “Not sure how saleable it is.”  Yes, little boys love to play superhero, which is why a tablecloth should always be on hand to be used as a cape.  But if they want to be in costume, they want to be Spiderman or Superman or whoever.  Later on, they might make up their own heroes*, but little ones want to be the one they’ve seen.

      (*Apropos of nothing, I think I was about seven when I started making up  my own superheroes.  Three Eagle could fly and read minds, and always wore the kitschy beaded necklace that a little friend brought me home from a trip.  She was summoned by putting on the necklace and holding it up to the bathroom light.  Then there was one whose name I can’t remember, but she got special powers by breathing in too much exhaust while waiting to cross street on cold winter days.  She glowed with different colors of smoke depending on what sorts of powers she was using.  And had special roller skates with ruby shields to keep her from falling down and make sure no one ever bumped into her.)

      • ThaliaMenninger

         I love your superheros. They’re way better than Dimitryi’s Super Mario Garden Gnome. (It was cute on the kid, and I like Dimitry, but the color and the hood really did not make me happy.)

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Christopher’s design could probably be dumbed down for production if Heidi wants to meet a certain price point;on the other hand, if she wants some slightly higher priced items for her line they could make and market this dress as a special occasion dress.

    • e jerry powell

      Nina Garcia hates to disagree?

      *boing*

      I kid because I love. :-)

    • Rand Ortega

      WHAT??!!! Sonjia won over Fabio? (I had to take a work call & missed the end.) Her outfit looked like an ill fitting, dirty leisure suit! Fabio’s was perfect! It fit like a glove, it looked comfortable, tre’ stylish– that pocket in the back– brilliant! Was it too hard to mass produce?
      Now I just read Elena went home over Melissa. Up is down. Black is white. Melissa’s was HIDDY! Boring, it rode up on the kid’s ass– at least Elena’s had some style. That jacket was fantastic. Wow.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Yeah, Fabio was robbed on that one.  No way was his not the cutest boy outfit up there.  As for Christopher’s win, I can’t roll my eyes hard enough.  Okay, so it was better than Melissa’s and Elena’s, so it was a fair win. But my knee-jerk reaction is – I”m just so sick of him!  God, can’t he go home next week?  Pleeeeease?

        • SewingSiren

          Not exactly a fair win. As the mother designed the jacket (according to Christopher’s own mouth), although I would have to say there was a fair amount of Melissa’s white jacket in there too. And Heidi designed the dress, at least according to the edit from the workroom critique. Christopher did not believe  in his design, he thought he was going home for it.

      • Violina23

        I agree, Fabio was easily the best one. Finished, cute, and fashionable.  Sonjia’s was a nice idea, but SO poorly executed. Those pockets were FALLING OFF for pete’s sake…

      • Elizabetta1022

        If there was one outfit I would have bought for my son at that age, it would have been Fabio’s. But I really liked Sonjia’s, too, to be honest. It had a lot of potential to be mixed and matched with other things–just what you want as a mom.

    • CarolinLA

      Melissa had her goddamn nerve accusing Christopher of copying her jacket when all she’s done is make the same thing nearly every week.  Like she owns the color white and the ability to make a jacket.  She is on my last nerve.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        My main criticism of Melissa is that she seems to create very complicated designs that are hard to complete within the time limits of the show.  A ruched sheath dress for a baby is just silly.

    • CarolinLA

      They changed Christopher’s outfit to be in navy denim instead of white in the produced garment.  It doesn’t look nearly as lovely.  Sonjia’s is not on the website yet.

      • mhleta

        What about the snap on flowers? I bet they got rid of those. They have to be a choking hazard.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Snap on flowers? i missed that -definitely a no-no on a garment for small children.

      • Kimbolina

        Sonjia’s is up now, they changed the tank top into a short sleeved onesie.  Also, I’m sad that they didn’t include the headband with Christopher’s outfit cause that was adorable!

    • CarolinLA

      They made it look like Elena was eliminated because she insulted Nina.  That’s really petty on B/M’s part, especially because Melissa should’ve gone home.

      • siriuslover

        Yeah, Melissa should’ve gone home. I’ve been a very vocal critic of Elena’s since the beginning, but she shouldn’t have gone home for that. Melissa’s was a catastrophe. And was it Nina who said that the clothes for the mom were great? Really? Did she SEE those shorts?

      • meowing

        What was the insult to Nina–must have missed it?

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      I just couldn’t watch earlier tonight – screaming babies not my idea of a good time.  But in checking here and on the PR blogs I found Bert Keeter’s comment about Dmitriy’s outfit for a boy:

      “Dmitry’s jumpsuit looks a little like a garden gnome or something out of a Klu Klux Klan Christmas catalogue for kiddies, complete with pointed hoodie! All that it is missing is a mask and a plastic torch.”

      Hahhahahahhahahaha!  I laughed so hard I cried.  And now I’m watching the re-run of tonight’s episode just to see the outfit.

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      Wow – Melissa’s baby outfit was awful.  A tight white fitted sheath dress for baby with a half-assed bare bones vest .. with a face glued on the back.  And an exposed zipper.  And it took her 2 days.  After the “fitting” where she and baby mama struggled together to squeeze the baby into the white tube, why didn’t she re-think that mess?  Should have been the auf.  Although I hate that any of them are aufed on a “making baby clothes so Heidi can get free design work for her line and the publicity of an hour long episode of PR built around her new line” challenge.  

      Hello shark.

    • Laylalola

      The baby-clothes challenge at least produced results far and away better than the challenges creating sweats for Heidi’s athletic line. But if Project Runway is going to have so many vanity product-placement fashion challenges designed for the judges, it seems there should be two for Nina’s Marie Claire for every one devoted to Heidi’s lines, and what about just one challenge producing a garment that might complement an upcoming runway show with pieces designed by that Michael Kors guy?  

      • hac51

         I agree, although I think they did do something with Kors’ accessories line a couple of seasons ago, if memory serves.

        • Sweetbetty

           I remember a show with Kors in the workroom critiquing with Tim, but I don’t remember what the challenge was.

    • Laylalola

      Just wanted to add: Even so many years later, there’s something heavy about Wendy Pepper’s personality and vibe that makes watching even the brief promos exhausting. But I’ve missed Casanova.

      • siriuslover

        I can’t even with Wendy Pepper. Seriously. I just hope she and Josh get into something and implode.

    • Pam Winters

      Well, I’m late late late, but I just wanted to thank you for including a bar in my neighborhood. I have to go find it now–I’ve never been. If/when I go, I’ll think of screaming animatronic brats every time I hoist a Jack Rose Cocktail.

    • nannypoo

      Melissa’s entry was far worse than Elena’s. She also has a less dramatic personality along with an inability to focus and complete her work without assistance. So why did they save her? Is it because they’re getting close to the final and don’t want to include someone who hasn’t won a challenge? Based on Elena’s decoy collection, I’d say she should have won the whole thing. It’s been pretty obvious for a long time that Christopher is the judges’ favorite and I’m sure he will be the winner. They’ve even begun to edit him so he seems more likeable and less of a whiner. Watching this show is an exercise in being manipulated.

    • afabulous50

      OK – it’s 10:12 and there’s no new post from TLo – I’m getting worried….

      • nannypoo

        I hope it’s nothing to do with their lack of a toilet. Arrested for peeing by the side of the road? Poison ivy from peeing in the woods? I fear…

    • Elizabetta1022

      Hello, my name is Elizabetta 1022. I am officially a TLo addict. I have clicked “refresh” on my computer screen 100+ times this morning hoping for a sweet, sweet hit of a TLo Project Runway recap. Not sure if I need help or if I just have impeccable taste. 

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        You have impeccable taste. Many Bitter Kittens are waiting for their Daddys to post a recap.

    • Jepham

      Did anyone else notice that none of the fake babies were crying while Heidi was in the workroom? Hmmmmm
      Each designer talked to the Moms about what they should make for their babies but none of the mothers were asked if they liked the outfits that were made. If Christopher hadn’t made a white denim, 3/4 sleeve jacket it wouldn’t have mattered, right? Basically it was talk to the Mom but make whatever the hell you like.
      I loved the look of Christopher’s dress and would have put my baby girl in that (many years ago) for a special occasion. I almost choked when he said the flowers were snapped on, just like a baby was going to choke on a flower if it was made that way.
      I liked Elena’s jacket but wish she hadn’t made the pants in that green color.
      Melissa should have gone home and I was shocked she made it through after making such a crappy outfit. God forbid should she use pink to make a baby girl outfit! I guess the pink monster on the back of the jacket was as much as she could handle of that color. I thought she was going to make a sheath with a stand up color for that poor little baby girl.
      Fabio should have won for the boys outfit. It was so cute and practical.
      Sonjia’s outfit was drab and I hated the patch pockets and elbows and the shirt didn’t fit well at all.
      Dmitri’s was cute but the hood was too pointed for me. I thought Ku Klux Klan when I first saw it. I did like how it unzipped into a cape though.
      I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this episode very much but those little cuties on the runway were fabulous. I felt a little sorry for some of those Moms having to wear those craptastic outfits that were barely sewn together. When they’ve made outfits for clients instead of models they’ve at least had a day to work on them. These were throw away pieces since they weren’t being judged on them.  

    • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

      the crying baby challenge was awful.

      SO BUMMED that I missed out on you guys on D&R!