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Posted on October 25, 2012

That’s right, bitches! Because that Project Runway train keeps rolling right along.

 


Beaufort Bar at the Savoy, London

Pip, pip, kittens. We’re going all posh tonight.

Yes, darlings, it’s the latest Project Runway All-Stars!

Oh, God.

We just realized we’re out of wine. BRB TTYL

 

Is Suede going to be wasted like that through the whole thing? That might be fun.

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for Lifetime, worldsbestbars.com - Video Credit: Lifetime]

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      I’ll have what Suede’s having!

      Seriously, I’ll need it to get through another season of him. And Joshua.

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

        At least Joshua could make wearable clothes- Suede mostly made wrinkled crap.

    • http://promiscuouslola.com/ Cate

      Wait, it’s starting already???

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

      U-li, U-li, U-li, U-li….
      My only concern is that I found some of these people (Josh) so annoying that I might not be able to take it. But I have plenty of wine so I’m committing.

      • Suzanne Heist

        Not even for Uli will I watch this. War with pretty dresses, indeed. I just can’t.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I hope Ivy and Josh are the first ones to go. They’re just there for the fake drama. 

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I don’t see any way that Josh is an early auf-way too much phony drama potential there.

      • snich11

        YES!

    • Ana_ragu

      At least we all know, going in, that this is ALL about the bitchi– I mean, personalities! Fashion comes second. Or even third…

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Actually, it comes dead last.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Sir, you took the words out of my mouth-I salute you.

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

      Unpopular opinion perhaps, but I am looking forward to seeing Wendy on screen again–to see what she learned as a person and as a designer. She struck me as an old-school talent with a fashion voice possible worth hearing; and as perhaps a decent human being that allowed herself to fall victim to the darker side of herself. Of course, she might also be a deceitful, terrible person at her core, but I tend to look for the best in people. At very least, I preferred her brand of drama to the shrill hysterics of the last few seasons. 

      • guest2visits

        I think I missed the Wendy drama… I started watching very late into it .. but I saw a couple final episodes, enough to
        see some of her designs (I liked some of her runway) and enough to see that she was extremely hated. 

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

         Aw, you can come sit next to me in the Pollyanna section — I’m always hopelessly optimistic too:P

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        Whisper, whisper, I didn’t hate Wendy all that much either…at least not when I look back at her from a perspective of what the show has become.  Gretchen and Ivy I hated with a pure, raw passion.  Wendy, I just view as someone who was try to play a game she wasn’t very good at.  

        • UsedtobeEP

          I actually disliked Kara Saun more, toward the end. Wendy seemed way less calculating, but maybe it was the shoes. Kara Saun’s finale shoes, that is.

          • Cautiously Pessimistic

            Yeah, there were definitely reasons to dislike Kara Saun and think her work was generally overpraised.  Don’t get me wrong, she had a point of view and serious construction skills, but her voice as a designer was nowhere near as distinct as Austin’s or Jay’s.  Her runway show was beautiful, but hardly groundbreaking.

            And Wendy definitely had a point about the shoes.

            Then again, Kara Saun gave us perhaps the most memorable quote in the whole run of the show – “You’re gonna need your soul one day, and you don’t have it!”

            • UsedtobeEP

              She just relished someone else’s unhappiness and flaws with far too much glee. I find that very unattractive, both in myself when I have done it, and in others now. It’s my definite “Lie down with the dogs” personality trait.

            • Sweetpea176

              Sanctimonious, mean and hypocritical all at the same time.  Kara Saun hits the trifecta of unself-aware bitchness.  Ultimately, one of my least favorite of all time. 

            • Thathoodwink

              I have to say that I disliked Wendy Pepper during Season One, but when she called Kara Saun out for her ridiculous attempt to get those shoes budgeted for five dollars each (or whatever amount it was) and told her off, I said, “You are absolutely right, Wendy.”  In last night’s talking head where she said she was going to mow all the other contestants down, I just laughed. I think she is just playing a game and being facetious about it.

          • MoHub

            Kara Saun was a bigger villain to me than Wendy. She had a calculating, holier-than-thou attitude and an air of entitlement. She felt Wendy owed her because she gave her a makeover and pretty much ruined Jay’s Nancy O’Dell dress with her “improvements.” Shoe-gate was the icing on the cake. I’d rather watch Wendy than Kara Saun any day.

      • Call me Bee

        I’ll join the “Wendy ain’t so bad group” as well. I think she got a raw deal from the cool kids during her season, and she may be really entertaining.
        I won’t be seeing the episode till the weekend, so have a fun time everyone!

    • kimmeister

      It’s not 90 minutes also, is it?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Ooooooooh, supercool bar! Line up the vintage champagne chilluns, uncle Kiltd is going to need it to ride THIS crazy ride.

      Honestly, I will be gleefully watching the sharks try and out evil each other. The clothes? This is about clothes?

      • StellaZafella

         Certainly the ads look more like CSI and WW Smack Down than a design competition.

        Poor Joanna Coles must be saying, “Oh what crap, just make sure the damn check clears, bitches!”

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          True facts! Cause this sure as hell isn’t going to up her credibility in the industry.

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

             Did you think it was a coincidence that she jumped the Marie Claire ship right after filming this season?  She’s already said this mentorship goes with that position.  And man, when you are tackier and less bearable than Cosmo, you have problems….

    • KAJO11

      Prediction:  Suede is the first one out!!

      • altalinda

        Let us pray.

        • notdorothygale

          Amen.

    • TheOldJC

      IVY!!!!  Blech!!!!  I’m watching strctly for Wendy Pepper….and for Ivy’s elimination. 

      I’m done.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Ivy has Cannon Fodder printed in giant letters on her forehead. As do Suede, and Casanova.

        • MilaXX

           Is it wrong I want her to go out in a spectacularly embarrassing way?

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Since this whole clusterfuck fest is about maximum embarrassments, I’d say, you’re good.

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

          Especially Casanova!  What an annoying guy he was first time around; hopefully we only have to put up with him for one week.  Although Ivy is pretty poisonous, and Suede is a bit too ultra ick.  Hopefully, the drama ranks will get thinned out, and we can see some actual designing.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            I wouldn’t pin much hope on seeing any great work.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Since the previous season of AllStars was lacking in fashion I don’t see too much hope for this season. I’m pleased to Uli and Peach back, and perhaps we’ll see a few lovely garments, but I think B-M wants telenovela drama from this crew, not fashion.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              You got it in one. They want shrieking hissy fits, not well conceived garments.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              With Suede, Ivy and Josh, they have the potential for the perfect storm of hissy fits…

            • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

              Now now, Uli is there.  I’m sure she’ll throw out some pearls out of the pig pen.  It’s just so Cinderella!

            • MilaXX

               I think Uli, Andre and Emilio are capable of good work.

            • formerlyAnon

               We shall see if the challenges are structured to allow good work. Doubtful.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              I agree with Formerly Anon, lets see if the challenges permit good work to surface.

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

      In such a bar, I am going to pretend that I am Cathy Cambridge and have whatever she is having.
      Though I will probably have more of what she is having to get through this drama fest.

      • StellaZafella

        I’ll play that fantasy game…
        But instead of having what she’s drinking…I’ll have what she’s fu….   OOPS!, must play nice

    • kaycem

      i love emilio and uli so much, but i just can’t with this shit.

    • Janet B

      This bar is gorgeous.

      I’ll drinking champagne tonight.

    • michelle shields

      Hip Hip Hoo–fucking-ray!

    • MilaXX

      I’m not looking for sane judging or even fashion. This is going to be my weekly dose of crack. I just want to sit back and enjoy. What’s everyone drinking? Pass the bottle.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Champagne, m’dear, of course.

        • MilaXX

           pas the bottle please.

      • StellaZafella

         I would love to see theses guys have to dress the Drag Queens…and then let the queen dish the designers.

        Ginger Ale…again, sigh.

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

          Suede’s season (season 5) had the drag queen challenge. Results were so-so.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’ll be having a glass of merlot…and scaring the cat when I shriek drunkenly.

      • DeborahJozayt

        Do you want a bottle or a keg?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2VE4NE2FY2BP4QD2XOYKJGLPI Laura

      Oh. Ok. 

    • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

      Yay!  I’ve got my raincoat on standby and my fingers crossed that this bar serves Mr. Pibb.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Stompin’ at the Savoy!  Far more elegant surroundings than those cropped cargo pants and jeans the contestants are sporting.  Methinks some of them are trying way too hard, right out of the gate.

      I’ll gladly join in the sashay to the Champagne; this week’s 2nd maintenance chemo infusion (two days ago) is really taking a toll (losing my hair, my eyebrows, queasy, tired – such fun).  Virtual bubbly makes it all better, right?  Right?  And like MilaXX I’m in All Stars for the entertainment value – clothes?  Oh, pish-posh.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        How long does the maintenance chemo last?  I hope you’ll be feeling better, dear.  Put your feet up and watch the PR shenanigans for the entertainment value.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Hi, B3!  The maintenance chemo is one big dose of Taxol once a month for twelve months; I’ve had 2 so far, with the second this past Tuesday.  If I go the full course, I’ll finish in August unless the neuropathy causes my oncologist to call an early halt.  In fact, on Tuesday he did say to me, “I think you’re cured.”  Which was pretty darn fabulous to hear, even though we both have been tacitly acknowledging this for the past two months.

          I seem to be well on track to ape Uncle Fester for Halloween, or Sinead O’Connor.  Then again, in these here East Coast parts we may have Halloween called on account of The Perfect(ly Horrible) Storm – Hurricane Sandy.  My co-op’s been disastrously flooded twice in the past 5 1/2 years (April ’07 and Irene), and a third would just eviscerate our investment here.  Batteries, bottled water, LED button lights, getting the laundry done and dishwasher done over the weekend…. as much prep as possible.

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

             That is awesome to hear!  Keep hanging in there through those pesky maintenance rounds as long as you can :D

          • Qitkat

            Ohh, kitten, sounds like you have to put on your Tough Cookie pants for the coming storm. Here’s hoping it veers away and misses you. Glad to hear your oncologist is being so positive…fabulous indeed.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Well, Our Boys in Philadelphia are in the line of meteorological fire, too, as are a number of our BK cadre, I’m sure.  And I’m concerned for all of them and hope they weigh in about their respective situations.

              It’s just that 5 feet of water in garages, in the “garden/basement” level of this place (25 apartments, our laundries, the electrical meters for each unit, all the storage bins…) and 15 feet of water in the sub-surface boiler room that provide our heat, hot water, which is what we had with Irene and ’07 is a helluva Plague to have visited on us!

            • Qitkat

              Sounds really daunting and awful. My best wishes to you and all affected Bitter Kittens.

            • formerlyAnon

               Hoping flooding misses you. Chemo after-effects *should* mean that life should not schedule events that might require unusual physical stamina or effort.  Too bad *should* carries so little weight!

              Glad to hear the word “cured” has been uttered, hope your maintenance side effects level out.  Oh, and can I refill your glass?

            • NDC_IPCentral

              You are gentility and courtesy personified, formerlyAnon!  Thanks (on both accounts) and chin-chin!

              [I am pretty well ready for what Sandy dishes out; I need to move stuff from the storage bin - a half hour's up and down toting the big packages of Bounty and Charmin and a few other stored items, have the emergency batteries and gear at hand, and wait for Monday and Tuesday!]

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Oh Lord, that is just dreadful.  I’m just praying with all my might that the @#$#$#$ storm is not one of epic proportions. Sigh.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            NDC, I hear you about the Perfectly Horrible Storm-I”m in the D.C. area and figure that part of tomorrow will be spent stocking up on the necessities, and crossing my fingers that the dratted storm will be pushed or drift farther from shore. 

            I’m so, so pleased for you that doctor thinks you are cured. Hopefully by next Halloween you’ll be rocking a full head of hair!

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Girl – go for the D batteries for the big flashlights and radios – D batteries were not to be found after Irene for love nor money.  Do your shopping EARLY, since stuff will panic-sell out fast, I’m not kidding.  If you can find LED button and disk (under counter-type) lights (hardware stores, Amazon.com) those provide lots of light and have long lives.  Truly, get the laundry done, all those chores that need electrical power, since you don’t want moldering dirty clothes sitting around if you have no electricity for several days.  Oh, and be sure you have a low-tech hand-operated can opener!

              I have to start to eat through the refrigerator, but keeping a lot of stuff in the freezer side actually keeps that stuff cold – the block of contents is a big hunk of cold.

              Voice of soggy experience here, my BK friend.

          • Peeve

             What a wonderful thing that must have been to hear from your doctor! Congrats! Hope the storm misses everyone, but you’re smart to get prepared early.

      • notdorothygale

        I’m glad you’re with us despite your side effects. You have all the virtual bubbly you want, and wallow in the snark with the rest of us.

      • MilaXX

         Lay back on a fainting couch and relax. Glad you’re with us anyway.

    • dress_up_doll

      This bar is gorgeous! Good to see everyone back. I’m still a little spent from season ten, but I’m up for some stitchery and bitchery. To kick off the new season I’ll have some champagne. Cheers!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      A well-stocked wine cellar and/or liquor cabinet will be a must for watching this collection of a few talented designers and attention junkies.

    • StellaZafella

      This bar looks like my living room – - no really – - (in my head)

      Please, my man, I’ll take something tall, fizzy and non-alcoholic. I’m not the designated anything, I just don’t want look at this show drunk….again.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QRE7WY4NNCLIFWCTYEXDHZRNRE Jennifer

      Is anybody here from Australia? Or watch Project Runway Australia. It started a couple of weeks ago and every time I watch it ALL I can think is, “I wonder what TLo would think? Or what the other BK think?

    • JMansm

      I don’t know if I can handle the absence of Tim, Duchess, Nina and Fashion Week again. It just cheapens the proceedings. I’m happy for Althea, Uli and Laura Kathleen (in that order) though. 

      • Qitkat

        I’m actually quite relieved they are not part of the proceedings. It’s a bit of fresher air. Joanna turned out to be a good mentor last All Stars. And I liked Isaac better as a judge here than on The Fashion Show. My concern lies with whether there’s a designated winner again. I’m hoping not, but not betting on it.

    • Lilithcat

      Sticking with tea this week, although I am done, finished, over with chemo!   But the taste buds aren’t quite back to normal yet, and it would be a shame to waste the champagne.  Maybe next week.

      Looking forward to some expert stiletto work – and I am not referring to shoes.

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

         Congratulations!  Hopefully they’ll come back soon.

      • notdorothygale

        So happy for you, Lilithcat. Enjoy your cuppa.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Adding my congrats to Lilithcat!

      • Qitkat

        Great news! I’ll have some Earl Grey along with you.
        *expert stiletto work* :-)

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Hurray and sincerest congratulations from your sister in recovery.  Well, well done.  My buds came back, oh, about 3 weeks or so after chemo ended in August; I’m waiting for them to punk out again on the maintenance regime in the next few weeks or so.  Best wishes for uneventful recovery, no recurrence and LONG survival.

        • formerlyAnon

           Well stated!

      • MilaXX

         Yay for no more chemo!

      • formerlyAnon

         Congratulations! I hope all your systems return to normal functioning, and quickly!

      • UsedtobeEP

        Yes, there may be cutting, and not with scissors. 

      • watchmeboogie

        So happy for you that you’ve finished! An amazing achievement.

    • dorothea_brooke

      I *know* I shouldn’t care, and it doesn’t speak well of me, but I hope that bitch Ivy goes down in ball of flames.  Hopefully with toilet paper stuck to her shoe or something similarly embarrassing.  She just pushes my buttons.  

    • http://twitter.com/angelestrails Natasha

      Truth be told, I’m mainly watching this Not Real Project Runway season for the dramedy…unless they surprise me and take fashion design seriously. (Ha!) In which case, I will actually cheer for Uli.

      Also, that is an EXQUISITE lounge!

    • Lisa_Cop

      Love the elegance of the bar. Think I’ll have a martini, shaken and with one olive.

      BTW, watching All Stars rerun and caught sight of the earpiece in Georgina’s ear. Forgot during this past season 10 that the judges wear earpieces so the producers can tell them what to say….

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

        It’s happened all 10 seasons. It was just most obvious in Season 9. (Season 10 did a pretty good job, I have to say.)

    • Qitkat

      I predict:
      Miaow miaow? mrrrrrrrw mrrrrow meorwmrrwmrrhmrrrhw!!!! 

    • SnackBandit

      Oh, TLo, I’ve been so unproductive today.  So I’m going to continue in that same route and drink wine and bitch with the bitter kittens.

      • formerlyAnon

         I can say this here.

        I am SO SICK of trying to be productive.

        Thank-you for allowing me to whine. I shall re-arm and wade back into the good fight.

        (No one need point out that if the hour to two hours a day I spend farting around on line were spent productively, I might get ahead, eventually, and take some time off on purpose. I know that already.)

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Hey, not to worry. I maintained my sanity during the last two months before I retired by taking mental health breaks to put together online jigsaw puzzles. I will never knock someone for taking some playtime.  Sometimes it’s what we need to keep us sane and out of jail.

    • snich11

      I cannot WAIT to see ANDRAE again!!
      hope he, Kayne and Casanova stick around for awhile…

      • notdorothygale

        I can still hear Santino doing his Tim Gunn imitation…”AHHN DRAY……….”

    • notdorothygale

      A glass or two of Domaine de Couron viognier befits the elegance of our lounge du jour. Perhaps by the time the show begins I will have achieved a state of tentative enthsiasm.

      • Qitkat

        Yeah, tentative enthusiasm is my high bar.

    • watchmeboogie

      Champagne here please!

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

      Wendy was the most entertaining drama vortex ever.

      Only Gretchen has ever come close to that level of sheer enjoyment. Ivy and Josh are just irritating.

    • rh33

      I’m wondering what the body count will be for this group. “I’m dedicating my design to my dearly departed (Insert relative, partner, pet, mortgage).” I hate to sound like a hard-hearted Hanna, but with Josh in the picture we may be subjected to even more waterworks. (Secretly, I am hoping someone draws a mustache on Wendy’s kid’s picture tonight.)

      • formerlyAnon

         Really, the only way she’d HAVE a picture of the kid with her would be to tempt somebody, IMO. Besides, isn’t the kid about high school age by now? She may not be quite so sentimental about her graven image these days.

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

           There’s no way that pictures of my kids would be out of my possession that long, because I’d want them on me if I had to be gone that long.  But I’m a sap like that.

          • formerlyAnon

            I love my kids to death, but I’ve never carried around their photos. Don’t know why. Bore people with stories about them, yes. Structure half my life around them, yes. Stalk them on facebook, yes. Photos no. Probably will be another strike against me when they’re hashing out their lives in therapy.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      I unapologetically love this show. It’s only been a week, but I’m so glad it’s back!

    • Zippypie

      I need a double shot of Patron.

      Actually, with this crew, just give me the entire bottle.

    • tinyredlocks

      TLo-Never, ever run out of wine. That being said, I did not watch this most recent travesty of a season, but I will be watching All-Stars. ULI! ULI! ULI!!!

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

        The only travesty of season 10 was that the producers had no idea how to make it exciting. We had talent and good personalities, which is more than what we could say about season 9.

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

      You know guys, this probably isn’t going to be that bad. Lifetime learns from its mistakes.

      Some thought Seth Aaron was too fantasy in his post-PR shows, so they gave the win to the brand-able, salable Gretchen.

      We all thought Gretchen was horrible and unexpected, so they gave the win to the “Miss Congeniality” underdog Anya whose win could not be more obvious. 

      We all thought Anya’s win was ridiculous because of her lack of technical skills, so they gave the win to Dmitry, who can sew like a motherfucker, instead of Fabio, whose flowy pieces might bring up comparisons to Gretchen or Anya. Not to mention that the first auf of the season was the exotic beauty who loved prints and couldn’t sew.

      I’m willing to bet that Josh gets first auf just to send the clear message that Lifetime is trying its hardest to please us.

      And I smell no “Golden Boy Mondo” of the season, so this All Stars probably won’t have the crackpipe judging of last time’s. It’s really anyone’s game.

      • carolclark12

         From your lips to B-M’s ears

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        You’re so positive!  You almost give me hope…

        Buuuut… If what you say is how the BM/Lifetime wrecking ball works, then we should expect to see all the “villains” dutifully punished to appease the pitchfork- and torch-wielding villagers.  Because they think we’re stupid and that they can orchestrate events to win us over.  

        And now I’m sad because I was really hoping to watch too many rabid rats in a box implode and now I’m expecting to see something even less genuine or interesting than the last All-Stars and I fear how low they can go.  Damnit…

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

          Joanna Coles said that this All Stars season turned out far better work than the last.

          I’m hoping that she’s telling the truth.

          • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

            Ok I feel better now.  Thank you.  I can now face 9pm PDT with a brave face, lol.

    • littlemissstrange

      It’s ANDRAE!!!! We all have to look out for him, you guys. He’s our little lamb.

      Watch out for Wendy and Ivy though, they might combine to form Megabitch. God help us all…..

    • Imasewsure

      Eh not the same caliber of All Stars as Ru although some of these are my favorites. Should be a train wreck… I’ll watch eventually but only online when I can fast-forward through all of the crap. Have fun with it! Looking forward to our dear uncles’ recaps!!

    • Toto Maya

      I’m gonna pass on this. None of these designers were all that great to me, with the exception of Uli. They used up all their good designers last time around. I’ll read your recaps but I think I’m done with PR All Stars. I don’t give a crap about drama and Wendy Pepper acting like an idiot, I just want to see good clothes. I just don’t think I’ll be seeing a lot of them. I’m sure it will be a step up from last season, but a moth could shit out silk better than what was going down the runway last season.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DBSIHWVY4ECXGNXAXFXJMSCNIE Katrin

      It starts THIS week? I’m so not ready yet.

    • lastminutelucy

      Hubby has dibs on the TV for World Series tonight, I’ll be living through the posts of the bitter kittens. (keep them deliciously bitchy!)

    • angryparsnip

      !’m just happy that they will not be using the workroom from PR. Every time Tim walked into the room to talk to the group, there was “she who can’t sew” looking at us in all her glory…. always put me in such a bad mood !

      cheers,  parsnip

    • gabbilevy

      The expressions on their faces in the first 15 seconds are HILARIOUS.

    • Polka_Dotty

      Greetings, folks! I’m new around these parts. Be gentle.

      • formerlyAnon

         Welcome! Glass of champagne?

        • Polka_Dotty

          Ice water on the rocks, thanks. I’m living healthy these days. 

          • formerlyAnon

             Heheheh. You may have all the ice water you desire.

            Though quite a few of us live rather more decadently virtually than we do in physical reality, and you’re welcome to join us!

          • Peeve

             You’ll fit in just fine, I see! Welcome!

    • UsedtobeEP

      Glad those of you with the chemo/radiation cocktails are hanging in there—toasting you all. My colleague went to get her head shaved today, and a little friend of my son’s showed up over the weekend with his own recently bald head. It’s all over the place.

    • bertkeeter

      Who is going to make the first shapeless K MART jumper? I have my ideas!

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        I really.  really.  REALLY.  want to see a jumper/romper/pantsuit with an ass-flap on a model with a big butt so that I can pretend Spinal Tap is performing the runway music.  Somebody, make this happen.

    • Gineral

      Is it terribly wrong to say that a team of Ivy, Casanova, Wendy, & Suede would pique my cat Traynewreque’s interest?  A sucer of cream for him, straight up Gin for me.

    • alula_auburn

      hahaha did I just see a weeping angel?

      Josh needs to cut back on the tanning.  It’s not like MK is around to impress.

    • cheesebomb

      Ivy said “assistant” with such an obnoxious tone. I’m curious to see who learned to play the television game better.

      • Stubenville

        As in “dogsbody”.

    • dschubba

      I’m having pasta with homemade pesto (my first attempt!), followed by the rest of this blackberry wine that I had hoped would be similar to the brand I love that I can’t find anymore (it isn’t).

    • lesmaha

      I’m using this to break my MSNBC addiction, but I’m not sure it’s going to work…

      • dschubba

         I’ll be watching Rachel On Demand later.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Andrae! I guess he got back from Red Lobster! No Tim, though ;)

      • Stubenville

        It’s all about the cheddar biscuits.

    • MilaXX

      Aw hells no! Tell me we won’t have a reformed Ivy! I want trainwreck!

    • alula_auburn

      drinking game for “amazing”?

      Being named Marie in real life, I’m fine with either the “Mary Claire” or the “Muh-ree Claire” pronunciation. NOT “Murry Claire.”

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

        “$100,000 to start THEY own line….”

        *twitch*

      • Stubenville

        You mean it’s not like Murry’s Deli? (sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

    • MilaXX

      Andre still dancing in and out of doors.

      • Stubenville

        Love his joie de vivre.

        • snich11

          J’ADORE Andrae!

    • Peeve

      Oh, God, Wendy said the “friend thing” first…

    • Stubenville

      Three minutes into the All Starts and Wendy Pepper is already saying that she’s not there to make friends. Oy.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        And she’s getting the motherhen/grande dame edit-sorry, I am just not jumping on a Wendy Pepper love train.

    • Pennymac

      And my evening is complete!!! I was so hoping for the Lounge to be open for All Stars! Thank you, Fabulous Gay Uncles! On with the snark, fellow Bitter Kittens!

    • Stubenville

      Nine West accessory wall. Walmart wouldn’t bite?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Good evening shoppers! Tonight’s K-Mart special…”

        • snich11

          Hee hee…I’m waiting for the Payless Accessory Wall.

          • formerlyAnon

            Poor models. 

            Though Payless might give the designers a wider range of choices than they sometimes seem to have.

      • CozyCat

        Nine West may not be high end, but it’s very trendy. 

        On the other hand, they have really upgraded on the makeup line! 

      • Judy_S

         I read yesterday (?or heard? absorbed through pores?) that Nine West is planning to start a Shoe Channel. So they may have paid a premium to get on the show.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Isn’t Joanna Coles now at Cosmo?

      • GenieinTX

        Yes, like very recently.  I guess they didn’t feel like going back and fixing it or something

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

        Not when filming began.
        So she won’t be the mentor next All Stars.

    • Stubenville

      Team challenge!

    • cheesebomb

      “No!” 

      At least she’s honest.

    • notdorothygale

      Who ARE some of these people? Carolyn Murphy looks overly “done”.

    • Stubenville

      Wendy is picked last. Shock.

      • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

        Just like Bristol on Dancing with the Stars (and then she was cut).

        • Stubenville

          Except Wendy will likely be kept on to the bitter end to ensure that high drama happens.

    • Gineral

      Poor Wendy….

    • notdorothygale

      Is Andrae doing a Wonderful pistachio ad? The green bow tie is blinding.

    • MilaXX

      Imma need Anthony Ryan to take those Dwayne Wayne glasses off.

      • alula_auburn

        YES!  I want to reach through the screen and snatch them off his little face.  Super distracting.

    • Peeve

      I just made pasta, but with parsley and almond pesto instead of basil and pine nuts. Wish I had your blackberry wine–it sounds amazing!

      **Sorry, I was replying to Dschubba, but wound up here.**

    • alula_auburn

      Wendy, you can’t pass yourself off as a righteous bitch and then cry cry cry that no one likes you.

      Andrae is still adorable.  And bowties are cool.

    • Pennymac

      Gotta admit, I’m routing for Kayne-bow. But I adore Uli. Crocodile tears already, Ivy? The only good thing about Wendy Pepper being on All Stars is my fond hope that she gives Ivy the bitchy business she’s known for.

    • Polka_Dotty

      My attitude is “attitude.”

    • Stubenville

      Why do 3/4 of the guys have heinous haircuts?

      • Pennymac

        Its an All Star requirement. Addendum #7 of the contract……

    • Kyle Crawford

      I may not be able to do this….

      • Kyle Crawford

        and hasn’t Peach been on like six times ?

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

           You’re thinking of Sweet P. Peach was only on her one season.

    • notdorothygale

      Oh sweet Lord…”Thank you, MOOD” t-shirts.

      • lintvedta

        Yes! I gave two of ‘em as xmas gifts last year :-)

    • Stubenville

      OMG! Uli 2.0!

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      I guess HP isn’t a sponsor this time. They are allowed to use paper and pencil!

    • alula_auburn

      “You will never see me making a three-sleeved blouse.”  Is that some kind of stoner Zen koan, or is it a reference I’m not hip enough to get?

    • stardust462

      Leather and Lace for a team challenge… why does that sound familiar?

    • Stubenville

      Wendy – pot calling the kettle black?

    • Peeve

      Fuck you, Josh… Ohmigod, I love Joanna talking to Ivy!!!

      • Pennymac

        He know so much about high end…
         

        • Peeve

          Yep, when I think ‘high end’, I think about the crap Josh turned out in his season!

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Perhaps, Ivy, if you weren’t such a jerk on the show, you might have had a more successful career.

    • notdorothygale

      Mood/Nine West/Brother = three product mentions in less than 30 seconds. This has to be a new record. Well done, Lifetime!

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

        And now we have Laura Mercier. The product placement is never ending.

    • Stubenville

      Okay, Joanna called Ivy a bitch. Whoa!

      • dschubba

        Living the dream!

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        I know!  That was awesome, and hilarious.

    • Gineral

      Tell it Miss Joanna!

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

      It boggles me that Ivy is on this show.  After looking at what she’s been doing, I can’t imagine what would inspire them to cast her — she has an “Essentials” line of nothing but chiffon blouses for God’s sake!

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

        She was definitely casted for drama, but I actually have some faith in her abilities. Her decoy collection was very chic and covetable. However, she does tend to like minimalism, which doesn’t exactly impress judges in a design competition, so I predict she’ll be auf’d soon.

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

          I saw nothing in her decoy collection of note, personally.  To me it crossed the minimalism line into dull and shapeless. 

    • MilaXX

       tears? already?

    • Stubenville

      “When I see lace and black leather, the word that comes to mins is hooker.” ROTFLMAO!

    • GenieinTX

      I realize that Peach is a great lady and beloved, but if you are a tennis designer and you want to incorporate tenniswear into everything you do – do you really think you can win PR?

      • Stubenville

        Someone has to go first.

        • Pennymac

          Youch! Hahahaha. but true. hahaha

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        I just don’t get all the Peach love.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: She is immature.  And that is absolutely showcased here.  You’ve done the show before, you know what is expected.  It was in your season that some eye-liner clown spent two days making a chiffon shirt-dress and was subsequently auf-ed because of his inability to work with the material.  Whatever, she was cannon fodder so a big ol’ whatever.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      This is like Real World Project Runway.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/insidethirteen Gotham Tomato

      I love Joanna!

      –GothamTomato

    • dschubba

      “To get what [he] deserved? ” If Joshua wins, is he planning to give his prizes to Viktor?

      • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

        If Josh gets what he deserved, then he’ll be cut within the first couple of episodes. Neon green lace up shorts are not editorial!

    • notdorothygale

      Wendy Pepper: the ancient sage with Bride of Frankenstein hair. Salut!

    • alula_auburn

      is it wrong that I’m snickering at Lohan’s Elizabeth Taylor voice?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        No.  When I was watching that promo I thought that they might be able to use makeup and costumes to give Lohan a passable resemblance to Liz, but Liz’ voice was quite distinctive-that high, little bitch girl sound.

      • alyce1213

        Not at all.  It’s pretty bad.  Lohan has a junior whiskey voice with a little rasp and she clearly did not get anything about Taylor’s voice right.

    • notdorothygale

      MY EYES MY EYES LOHAN AS “ELIZABETH TAYLOR” MY EYES MY EYES!!!!!!!!!

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

         Her poor skin… she has been so mean to it… it’s sagging because it’s trying to run away from her…

    • dschubba

      Lindsay Lohan is Liz Taylor reincarnated?

      The more you know…

    • Pennymac

      Oh God, suffering through LiLo as Liz. GAWDAWFUL, no?
       

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Talk about needing alcohol to get through PR AllStars-anyone watching “Liz and Dick” is going to need their own distillery.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          Maybe Lohan’s pusher can supply the audience…

    • http://twitter.com/NJPaganelli NJPaganelli

      I totally saw Josh on the street yesterday, nowhere near Parsons or any of the places they shoot. I wonder…

      • Stubenville

        Shooting finished a while ago. This production was shot in parallel with PR Season 10.

    • Peeve

      Is it me, or do they seem to be racing through everything?

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

        Well it’s back to 60 minutes and it’s the first episode with the most designers…

        • Peeve

           Thanks–I didn’t know we were back to 60 minutes. That explains the speed!

          • Stubenville

            Odd – my online guide shows it going to 10:30.

            • Peeve

               I just checked mine. It shows 10:00. Hmmm…

            • Stubenville

              And Verizon was wrong. Why am I not surprised?

            • Peeve

               I have Time Warner, and I AM surprised!

            • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

              My dvr recorded til 10:30, guess they didn’t get the memo it’s only 60 minutes.  I’m on U-Verse.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I didn’t realize they’d gone back to the hour format either-it did seem rushed. Mind you, if that means we’ll get a few less minutes of backbiting/backstabbing that’s OK.

      • notdorothygale

        This is “only” an hour. Difficult to cram in drama between those tiresome “designing” and “make up” scenes.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/insidethirteen Gotham Tomato

      OK, if this was the UK, the bookies would be laying odds on which of these designers is going to draw a moustache on Wendy’s daughter this time.

      –GothamTomato

      • ShivaDiva

        With this lineup, it’s more like Who won’t?  Maybe they’ll all line up, marker in hand, ala Orient Express.

      • CarolinLA

        That was unconscionable.  Whoever did that, whether it be designer or crew, gave Wendy sympathy when her behavior did not bear it out.  

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Thanks for the words of wisdom.  I cleaned out the freezer earlier tonight and will be digging out the Swing-a-Way can opener tomorrow.
      Now, back to PR-a team challenge-how novel!

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

      You called it Uli, Suede made a napkin dress.

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

      Oh Kayne, I’ve missed you, you crazy beauty queen.

    • notdorothygale

      “Designers: we need you to create wardrobes for the ensemble cast of “Twilight: Runway of Blood”.

      • alula_auburn

        Seriously, I’m amazed Lifetime hasn’t managed a Twilight/PR crossover branding thing.  I mean, unless they can figure out a Yoplait challenge, that seems to be their major advertiser.

    • lintvedta

      I’m thoroughly enjoying this.  Just what I needed this week.  But I don’t want Andre to go home ever!

      • snich11

        Me too!

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Oh no, Mondo is the worst judge :(

      • guest2visits

        Sadly, strangely.. Mondo IS the worst judge.

    • Pennymac

       Last all stars we had Schmiedi. Whose gonna thing up the name for this Barbie hostess, or should we leave it to TLo? She’s a Stepford, for sure.

      • Polka_Dotty

        Cindy Brady (without the pigtails). Same face.

    • Stubenville

      Oooh! Mondo as a judge!

    • Pennymac

      Mondo!

    • alula_auburn

      yay I love Rachael Roy.  

      Also, nice how they’re pretending the Daniel V thing didn’t happen.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        The Daniel V AllStars was such an obvious make-up for his not winning Season Two, wasn’t it?  Uli got jobbed in that one, too.

        • CozyCat

          Amen!

    • Stubenville

      Emilio – slutty secretary

    • Stubenville

      Andre – top 3

    • dschubba

      Of course Suede’s still doing that 3rd person bullshit…

      • alula_auburn

        Although I noticed he had better sense than to do it when he was speaking to Joanna.

    • Stubenville

      Joshua – Barbarella top, palazzo pants.

    • notdorothygale

      Isaac, I didn’t know Laura Ashley made neckties.

    • Stubenville

      Anthony Ryan – WTF back?

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        I hate hate hated his stuff on his season and I hate hate hate the outfit he put out.  Nothing on him, but his clothes bother me.  That stupid collar…

    • Stubenville

      Wendy – crotch lace – really?

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Jesse Pinkman’s outfit is my favorite.The rest are kind of boring.

    • cheesebomb

      Wendy’s lace placement – all I can think is crotch curtain.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Brain bleach, STAT!

    • MilaXX

      Sorry team blue fabric is better. Team white fabric had taste issues.

    • dschubba

      Wendy…that crotch lace. Why?

      • Kyle Crawford

        I was going to ask!!  that was like a hooch tab!

      • notdorothygale

        Otherwise known as Brazillian drape.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DBSIHWVY4ECXGNXAXFXJMSCNIE Katrin

      It’s interesting how many of these looks are better than what ran down the runway last week in the finale!

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

      I want Uli to win this one.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DBSIHWVY4ECXGNXAXFXJMSCNIE Katrin

        Uli all the way!

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

          Not this time, alas. But I really love her vibe.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Whoa, better sewing and designing chops than all of Season 10.

      • Stubenville

        Sleeves galore.

    • Pennymac

      Schmauf Suede, since his team didn’t win. That third person shit is old already.

      • Stubenville

        We agree.

      • Peeve

         I know. I’d forgotten that conceit of his. God I hate when people do that!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Unless you’re Queen Victoria speaking from beyond the veil, using the third person is so terribly affected.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            NDC agrees.

    • Stubenville

      Suede off, Ivy win.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      god I loved Ivy’s suit. Bored already with Laura Kathleen’s jackets.

      • dschubba

        I don’t really care for Ivy, but I’d buy that blazer.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          Yeah no kidding.  I think she’s a freaking harpy but how I love that blazer.  I don’t even mind the short-shorts!  I guess I’m getting used to them…

    • lessax3

       No real surprise here. Team Bold was a hot mess. As much as it pains me, I did like Ivy’s but it was her color palette, let’s see her do something in color.

    • snich11

      NOOOO Not Andrae PLEASE!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DBSIHWVY4ECXGNXAXFXJMSCNIE Katrin

        While the whole collection was kinda bad, I didn’t really hate his look!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I liked Andrae’s dress-I liked the sheer overlay.

          • snich11

            Clarification: I meant to say NOOOO…Please Do Not Eliminate Andrae!!

    • alula_auburn

      Isaac, I’m with you on the shorts.

    • MilaXX

      Suede’s dress is hiddy.

    • Stubenville

      Oh thank God, Isaac didn’t say “insane crotch.”

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Do you think MK has trademarked those two words?  Imagine if Isaac had to pay MK a small royalty if he uttered them!

    • dschubba

      Hasn’t someone else made Suede’s napkin skirt on this show?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DBSIHWVY4ECXGNXAXFXJMSCNIE Katrin

        You mean everybody else?

        • dschubba

          Well-played. I really walked into that one.

      • CozyCat

        I think Suede himself has made it–several times.

      • MoHub

        Many have, but Valerie won the unconventional materials challenge in her season for one made out of actual napkins.

        • dschubba

          That’s the one I was thinking of (and the knock-off that got her eliminated a few challenges down the road).

    • notdorothygale

      You tell ‘em, Mondo.

    • MilaXX

      oh damn I missed how ugly these all were.

    • snich11

      “Peach what were you thinking…”. Great line!

    • notdorothygale

      “My intention is slightly muffled”. Tears, please, Andrae.

      • Polka_Dotty

        Lamentations.

    • alula_auburn

      “I lament that my intention is slightly muffled here.”  Brilliant!

      (save Andrae the little lamb!  Peach shot herself in the foot, yes?)

      “It was more fun than ever!”

      “I can feel the angst in this garment.” This has been surprisingly quotable, except this Carolyn person. She doesn’t have Heidi’s Teutonic edge and love of shiny to counterbalance her insipidness.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      Aw I hope Peach gets to stay another round. She’s got the best attitude.

      • Polka_Dotty

        If she stays, her name shall be “Schnapps.”

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

      Is it me or is the judging so much more sane on All Stars than on the old PR? I’m actually interested in what they all have to say. 

      • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

        I agree. I think it’s because the judges aren’t trying so hard to come up with zingers.

      • dress_up_doll

        It’s not just you. The judging was sane, rational and on point. Loved it.

      • CozyCat

        One of my favorite moments was when Rachel Roy made a witty remark and Isaac laughed at it and called it the best comment on the show!

        You know Kors would have been pissed that someone else got a better soundbite than him.

    • Pennymac

      If Suede doesn’t go, then I reluctantly think Peach should. Besides, she’s been on every PR special, reunion, event, marketing scheme ad nauseum, and she never gets any better with her designs. But my mother would like her aesthetic, if thats any consulation

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

         You are thinking of Sweet P. Peach was only on her one season.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      YES! Jesse Pinkman!

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

      I’m late but I am sick to death of that shade of blue on this show.

      • l_c_ann

        I thought it was just me. 

        Or is it next season’s ‘hot’ shade?

        • CozyCat

          It’s a hot color right now.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      hmmm, a perfectly beautiful jacket vs ill-fitting pants.

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

      If Andrae goes I will lose it. I’ve already put the remote across the room.

    • dschubba

      To quote Marge Simpson: “Well, duh. “

    • Peeve

      Very classy exit, Peach. Sorry to see you go.

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

        She’s just such a lovely lady. I was ready to get rid of Suede, he gets old fast.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Yes, Peach is quite the lovely-well-balanced and has perspective. How the hell was she ever cast in the first place?

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

            Was she originally cast back in the Bravo days? Surely she isn’t enough drama for Lifetime. 

            • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

              Actually, she was in Mondo’s season. She once referred to ladyparts as “the good china” for which I will forever love her.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Word-I will forever think of Peach fondly for giving us that phrase.

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

              “The good china” has been a permanent part of my vocabulary ever since. I guess it feels further back to me or maybe trying to block Gretchen’s win has impacted my memory.

          • NCDFan

            They had to have some designers that would go first. Really, Peach didn’t do anything exciting the first time around. She wasn’t cast because of her designs.

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

      Oh Peach. You’re the sweetest thing but you really screwed the pooch with this one. 

    • Stubenville

      Holy crap! PARIS!

      • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

        And Valentino *and* Karl!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          How ever did they get those two? I suppose Georgina has connections.

          • Stubenville

            Or incriminating photographs.

        • quiltrx

          As in UNCLE Karl?  If his wacky self is going to be on next week (if so, how did they pull THAT off?), I must definitely record, without question.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I’m rather hoping that Uncle Karl will emerge, Dracula-like, from a darkened room and scare the beejeezus out of the designers before they fall at his feet in a worshipful pile.

            • understateddiva

              oh please let this happen!!

            • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

              If he is a guest judge, and not just on pre-sewing, I will literally expire.  My heart will stop, my bowels will involuntarily evacuate, and I will cease to exist.

    • dschubba

      Oh, god. She’s wearing that ugly Stella dress this season.

      • Kayceed

        You say that like there is only one. Hee.

        • dschubba

          Yeah, but there was that one ridiculous minidress that victimized a whole bunch of celebrities this summer. You know the one. Half volleyball net, half 70s potholder.

    • patticake1601

      Loooove this bar. The gold colored alcoves are gorgeous.

      ps….I’m going to have to watch PR All Stars drunk. I’m sober and could barely stomach the clusterf….

      • Stubenville

        Since about season five, hard liquor has been mandatory.

    • snich11

      Wasn’t Emilio’s model on ANTM a few years back? Can’t remember her name but she was in the top 3…

      What fun!

      • Colleen Robinson

        She was, it’s Aminat (I think that’s how it’s spelled) from cycle 12.

        • understateddiva

           oh nice!  she didn’t have much in the way of a tv-friendly personality, but she could really walk.

    • SewingSiren

      Love the gold bar. I should have worn my gold dress, but I didn’t know. So we’er stuck with lime green. 
      I wasn’t sold by Peach’s speech, it almost seemed scripted. Suede was the obvious auf’ until  Peach started taking about being a tennis designer. I knew she was the scripted 1st to go. 
      I had pegged team black and white as the winners, but my top three were Uli, Athela , and Wendy (really). Of the three they picked I would have given it to Ivy.

      • Stubenville

        Wendy? Did you catch the odd lace frill at the crotch?

        • SewingSiren

          I didn’t. I’ll have to look again when I’m sober. ………………… could be a while…

        • l_c_ann

          Yes. 
          Was she just designing for more air time?

        • http://www.facebook.com/candace.lindemann Candace Lindemann

          I was thinking “that’s cute” and then *bam*. Total scroll down FUG.

        • MoHub

           Yes. Yes I did. Looked like pubic hair hanging out. But otherwise, it was not a bad effort, and I think it was better than Ivy’s jacket.

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

        Peach hasn’t perfected her Anya-talk yet, you know, “I’ve never worked with non-stretch fabric before. Most tennis dresses don’t have sleeves. And I made these two elephant-trunk sleeves all by myself today!”

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

      Blah. Shitty challenge. No clearly defined parameters. No content. No challenge. Even if this were an individual–as opposed to team– challenge (with no need to coordinate fabrics), it would not have yielded good results because “make something bold/confident” is so damn uninspiring and vague. But hey, the pissed off crotch won. As for Peach, nah, she seems sweet, but I’m  tired of the mother hen shtick. What can she do that’s stylish or technically impressive?

      • Targettaste

         When does any PR challenge have clearly defined parameters?

      • MoHub

        I think Isaac is more understanding than Kors regarding the time constraints and their effect on construction. He also delivers far better, more reasoned critiques and provides a bit of education as well. I just hope the producers don’t make him devolve into delivering Kors-type sound bites as the season progresses.

    • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

      They need to bring Heidi on to guest judge so I can hear her say “Kahhhzzzz-a-nohhhhh-vaaaaah” one more time.

      • unbornfawn

        Heidi and Casanova’s interaction was one of the best parts of Casanova’s season.

    • guest2visits

      It was team Confident before they even left the workroom. Totally pissed that Ivy had the best look -  immediately obvious.
      I love that damn jacket.  Casenova also had a good look.  Laura Kathleen’s was pretty, I also liked Kayne’s flowy-whatever.
      Totally distressed that Emilio appears to be abit tired and un-confident; seriously worrying me. 
      I don’t have a problem with Peach or Andre’s auf; but the win was Ivy’s – not that nonsensical, boring top and pants by
      Anthony Ryan (?). The top was one of those designer-jokes to me, a bare, racy back and a K-mart front. And Isaac even said the
      pants-crotch had a wonky fit, so how did this score over Ivy’s or even Casanova’s, ?
      Also, Carolyn Murphy’s critique of Ivy’s lace placement was ridiculous.

      • fnarf

        Kayne’s was completely ridiculous — burst-out-laughing ice-dancing costume. 

        • guest2visits

          Actually – you’re right about that; I went with what I could see last night; and it looked good moving on the RW.
          I got a chance to view it this morning and I practically fell off the chair; definitely NOT my impression from the
          glimpse I got of the model turning away and walking back. It was a super-hero jumpsuit from Frederick’s of
          Hollywood, just in time for Halloween. 

      • MoHub

        Ivy’s had too much competition going on between the lace insets in the sleeves and those in the body of the jacket. When they lined up, they distorted the model’s shape. She should have gone with either the sleeve or the body insets, but not both. And that’s probably why she didn’t get the win.

        • guest2visits

          I have to disagree with the judges about removing the insets; I thought they were quite beautiful and reminded
          me of Viktor’s inkblot patterns, – and if she had only insets on the sleeves it would simply be another ‘patched
          elbow’ look. And insets only on the body of the jacket would probably be nice, but not as visually arresting as it
          walked the RW.  Also forgot to mention Althea’s as another good look from last night’s show, she should have been
          Ivy’s competition for the win, not Anthony.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      WHAT?! They aren’t even waiting until January? I have to watch two shows, this and Drag Race, at the same time?? It’s just too much. My dogs will become neglected, and then abused when I take out my frustrations with these All Stars seasons on them… No, I would not do that, but they will certainly have to console me when I am depressed about things being judged unfairly. 

      If the top three does not contain Uli and Emilio, something is very wrong, a big producer fix is in.

      • alyce1213

        I have a sense that Emilio and Uli ARE the producer fix.  Which is fine with me because they’re the best two designers there.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      Gah!  Could Lifetime not show spoilerish coming attractions?  Now I know that one contestant will still be around when a certain designer will be on.  I stopped watching after that.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Oh. I missed it. Oh well.

    • nannypoo

      I’m watching this show for Casanova. He’s so adorable. I don’t expect him to win but I hope they keep him around for a long time. Peach, on the other hand, I can do without. She deserved to go home for those shitty sleeves.

      • dress_up_doll

        I’m glad you said it. I’ve never been a big Peach fan. I just… can’t with her. And if she said that she only designs tennis outfits one more time I was going to lose it. That said, I actually thought Andre’s look was far more tragic than hers.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      This was a really  boring challenge to start with.  But hey, Casanova’s back.  Too bad no Nina for Ninacaps in español.

    • CarolinLA

      My lord that was pleasant to watch.  I really like the new hostess – Caroline whatever.  And I LOVE Isaac and Georgina and Joanna.  

    • CarolinLA

      Team Bold had Joshua’s stamp all over it and I don’t mean that in a good way.  The entire collection had no idea who their girl was and where she was going.  The lack of specificity on those two elements is what lost Josh the title.

    • fnarf

      Is it weird that this show is getting more bling than the real PR? $750k prizes? Karl Lagerfeld? Paris? 

      Results from show #1 are not promising. Suede is terrifying-looking, Andre should have gone home, and the best outfits — Uli’s and (shockingly) Ivy’s — were 4 out of 10 at best. Peach? Poor, but she really did nothing wrong except be a middle-aged woman. This show is hateful.

      • Laylalola

        That’s not true. She’s on an all stars show and the first defense out of her mouth is that she only does tennis clothes and doesn’t know how to work with other kinds of fabric? 

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

           I hate when they do that — like “oh, this is risky because I made pants”.  Well, yes, but I don’t care if it was bold of you to use fabric you normally don’t, that does not make your dress bold.

        • fnarf

          The show is heavily edited. And it is a design show, not a talking about design show. Bringing up tennis was maybe not too smart, but it was one remark out of a long discussion that we got to see.

          Her garment was poor but did you SEE Andrae’s? I don’t think hers was worse than many of the others, and it was definitely not THE worst. Suede’s was also much worse. Andrae and Suede have “kook appeal” and thus must be retained, though.

    • ZnSD

      I’m so happy that Uli is there I’m almost willing to overlook Joshua, 3rdPersonSuede, Ivy and did Wendy Pepper actually just say that she’s “not here to make friends”??? Bitch, please. It’s 2012. Check your meme. You’d better redneckonize! Oh, er, nevermind.

    • littlemissstrange

      Hmm. Ivy being kind to people. It’s a nice change. Everyone being too terrified of Wendy to do anything but clap at her? Priceless.

      Suede is just as revolting as I remembered him.

      Andrae is just as adorable as I remembered him but I am PISSED that there is no Tim Gunn to inquire as to Andrae’s whereabouts at every single moment.

      Joanna is kind of a shitty mentor. The judges are okay. New Heidi is appropriately Heidish. Better than the last one anyway.

      • MoHub

        Previews indicate that Ivy will revert to the bitch we all remember sometime during the course of the season.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603005248 Jeff Warhurst

      Suede is the Mimi Imfurst of Project Runway.

      • piperkitty

        that comparison is perfection.

    • blusurfer42

      My DirecTV DVR description said that there are 14 designers, but there were actually only 13 at the start of the episode. Was there someone who was supposed to be on the show and cancelled?

      • Laylalola

        Makes sense — their first challenge was a team challenge with an uneven number of competitors on the two teams.

    • Judy_S

      REALLY? I went out last night (rare to disappearing event on a work night) to a dance performance. Got home in time to watch Elementary, which I am enjoying (Kind of Law and Order CI with a totally ripped, Brit-accented Goren). I was actually thinking, Thank the gods–whassnames, TLo?– Project Runway is over, finally. But no, you’ll never escape it. Well, there’s always the Lifetime website….

    • Laylalola

      Not a good sign when the first winner out of the gate is skinny white pants with what everyone acknowledged was a whacked out crotch.

    • avettsfan

      I haven’t yet seen the episode but I’m assuming this was taped while Joanna Coles was still with Marie Claire (or Mary Claire as some say)?