T LOunge

Posted on November 01, 2012

Darlings, it’s a post-Sandy T LOunge tonight! We’re feeling the need to escape the downed trees and generall yuckiness outside our door and imaginary-jet off to Sydney for the night. Who’s with us?

Water Bar in Sydney, Australia

Fabulous.

Guest Judge Rafe with Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman and Carolyn Murphy

 

We had dinner with Rafe once, several years ago. Very nice guy who makes some gorgeous handbags. We’re not sure what the challenge is all about, but we’re willing to hazard a few guesses.

 

Kayne Gillaspie from Project Runway Season 3

The designers will be asked to do something silly in a ridiculously short period of time. They will then use that short period of time to get themselves in front of a camera as much as possible. Then, someone no one believes should win the challenge will be declared the winner and someone half the viewers are really rooting for will be sent home.

Our psychic abilities are uncanny, are they not, darlings?

 

Okay, we love you, Peach, but that little puff of smoke at the end was pretty funny.

 

 

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

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  • TheOldJC

    A puff of Peach smoke!  HAHA  Josh may be puking from a pair of pants, but I’m still retching over that little bit of nonsense from Ivy (BLECCHHH!!!) last week about having to work in a soup kitchen or leper colony or whatever….pure bull! 

    I’m done.

    • Call me Bee

      Wow really?  I watched that whole episode and never caught that.  I guess I just didn’t pay attention to her, though I do remember her saying she was gonna be nicer this time around.  I’m not holding my breath….

      • MilaXX

         oh yeah it was in the midst of her tearful confession about not being herself during her season

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

          Yeah, that was… interesting.  I mean, especially in a post-2008 world where families who were once upper middle class were having to use food pantries or move in with relatives in order to stay afloat.  People have hardships, but that is never an excuse for horrible behavior.  My life tends towards the uncontrollably dramatic but I never take that out on other people.  My problems are my problems and I don’t inflict them on others, end of story.

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

            Most of us do get less pleasant to be around when we’re going through something.  And most of us will get bitchy and cross a line or two occasionally.  But she decided that she had been wrong TWO YEARS LATER!  That’s not just stress, that’s true personality defect.  I am not the most social of creatures, so if I were trapped with a bunch of people that I barely know for weeks, I’m sure I’d get more than a bit snippy (possibly more depending on the year, like in S8 or S9, I’d have been getting slap happy — I don’t like to see anyone taking shit from a larger group like Micheal or Bert).  And I would have to issue daily apologies. 

            When you truly don’t behave that way normally, your brain recognizes that you were out of line fairly quickly.  The fact it took her two years tells me that she is that person.

            And if she simply wanted to change her image, I’d have respected her a lot more if she’d said “I was appalled to see how negative I can be and I’ve been trying to change that about myself.  I wanted to show the world that I have made some progress at least”

    • BrooklynBomber

      What did she say?

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

    Oh, thank god, I have rarely needed a virtual drink as badly as I do now!  

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Grrrreat bar!
    Okay, it’s after the Halloween insanity at my work, and I am ready for some other insanity. Bring it on, Fame Whores. Oh, and barkeep? Tattinger, well iced.

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

       How did the costuming go this year?  Any particularly awesome ones?

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        It was a rather lackluster year, in terms of what people wanted. I did a good job for everyone. But I really didn’t get anything to do this season that inspired me much.

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

           Bummer.  I hate when people don’t get into the spirit of Halloween — it’s an entire day devoted to being as outrageous as you want and having it rewarded with candy!  How is that not cause for serious dedication to costumes?!? 

          • Frank_821

            True that. That’s one reason to justify Heidi’s place in this world. Whatever people’s feelings may be about her as a judge and person, she’s become a great champion for the holiday

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Thanks Frank! Couldn’t have voiced it better myself.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            In the NYT today it was reported that she postponed her party here – Halloween was postponed to a great degree in the City with all the transportation and power problems.

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

             Are they going to celebrate in a couple weeks or just skip it altogether?

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Dunno, the article gave no more details.  I am sure her publicist will get something out about what she’s going to do with her Cleo/Isis outfit.

          • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

            “Haunted Christmas,” but I can’t remember where I read that.

          • MilaXX

             I’ve read that as well. She may have put it on twitter.

          • Pam Winters

            It was on Jezebel/Gawker, one of them.

    • Sing4yursupper

      Bring it on!

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      It’s a pretty amazing building. I used to have friends with an apartment there (paid for by his company – amazing) and walking in felt like those scenes in movies where the psychologist walks through the prison. That was before the chandeliers went up!

  • MilaXX

    Okay, I love the puff of smoke. Imagine when they get a couple of aufs up there.
    Anyway I predict Josh M to complain loudly and bitterly that he was born then and shouldn’t be required to know anything that occurred before his lifetime.

    • BuffaloBarbara

       Would not bet against that!

  • CPK1

     tattinger well-iced sounds perfect. I’ll have one too. I am not sure i can bear Carolyn Murphy and her supercilious smirk. I may have to finish the bottle before the show.

    • 3boysful

       My poison of choice as well, bien sur.  If I may join ya’ll.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      God, does she look smug, or what?

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Wonders never ceasing, my co-op, beleaguered in previous major storms, kept power, didn’t flood and only lost one magnificent 3-story, old oak tree out front in a border of trees.  Alas, but better than catastrophic flooding.  Many of my colleagues at IP Central are without power and sometimes also water, with no early power restoration in sight.  The folks in NJ and lower Manhattan and out on Long Island – my heart goes out to them.

    But, imaginary jet travel, imaginary top drawer Champers imbibed Down Under – a good diversion that I can enjoy because I have electricity to power my TV!  I honestly don’t give a fig what the challenge is or who wins or walks, I just want to be entertained.

    Kiltd!  You have Tattingers!  I need a Champagne flute, STAT!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      (Handing glass across table while reaching for bottle)
      Here ya go! Drink up! It’s good for ya.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        (clinks glasses carefully, respectful of good crystal)
        Thanks so much, my SF friend.  In vino veritas and chin-chin.

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

           How are you feeling?  Other than however one feels immediately post-hurricane?  (I’ve lived in landlocked states my entire life, so I only know blizzards)

          • NDC_IPCentral

            More neuropathy has developed from last week’s infusion, and I saw my oncologist today.  He’s not pleased by this side effect, and he had me get an urgent ultrasound at the nearby hospital (where I’ve gotten my chemo) because I have swelling in my left foot (not bilateral swelling) – worries about a DVT (deep vein thrombosis).  Happily, no clots.  Just swelling.  I think it’s highly unlikely that I’ll complete the 12 maintenance chemo infusions – may not go through with November’s or if that one happens, past it.

            As to being post-hurricane, they’re not that common here in downstate NY, so it’s a legitimately big deal when they threaten and hit.  Lots of leaves and limbs and trees down; disrupted transit, long lines at gas stations, and concern for the long power outages.  Three of my g/fs in my walking group (ranging from NJ and CT to Duchess County NY) are power-less, with no expectation of restoration until some time next week at the earliest.  I’ve had these power/no hot water problems in previous outages catastrophes.  I was well prepared with batteries, battery-powered lights, flashlights, radios, bottled water, bathtub of water and zipper-lock plastic bags of water stuffed into the freezer to create that solid block of cold (and be another water source — Weather Channel tip).  Glad I could put all that stuff away.   Until the next time.

            Yesterday at IP Central I was giving tips on how to take a Peace Corps shower.  Heat a pot (only about a gallon or so) of water gently on the gas stove that you’ve ignited with a match.  Take the pot into the shower along with your Pyrex measuring cup.  Use the cup ONLY to scoop out water – that keeps it clean and not soap-contaminated.  Wet yourself down.  Soap yourself up.  Douse yourself with the rest of the water.  You can get yourself admirably bathed with a small volume of H2O!

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

            I remember the power outage set-up well from serious blizzards (most not qualifying as serious to those who grow up in the land sun forgot), but I think a hurricane would be worse.  I don’t remember ever being scared of actual harm in a blizzard — we always had some gas heating options and that kind of thing.

          • BuffaloBarbara

             Blizzard of ’77 in and around Buffalo killed 23.  I remember that–we all got bused to the high school (I was in first grade), and sat in the auditorium watching TV.  My mom was stuck the next town over, so I had to go home with the neighbors.

            Nothing like this, though.  I’ve been scouring for all of my NYC friends and family,  waiting for word that they’re okay.  Just heard from the last of them today. (Fine, but without power.)

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Barbara, if you were in Buff in ’77 you were under FEET and FEET of snow.  I was in Cincinnati that winter at my first IP Central post at The Soap House, and that winter was long and snowy and cold and snowy and cold.  One morning in January when I left my apartment for the bus to work it was -20 degrees.  It was so cold that winter that when it got up to 0 degrees I was walking around with my coat open because zero felt warm.  That was the worst winter by far.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Yup.  I was in the county just east of Buffalo (Wyoming County)–we have pictures of snowdrifts that were up to the second floor.

          • nekp

            I was in the heart of it in Erie County (Lancaster). I have pictures that would astound. I didn’t see my mother for 2 weeks, because she couldn’t get to us. Now my family have migrated to NJ. Luckily my sister still has power. My brother, who lives much further inland, is without power. I can’t imagine living through such a destructive force. Beyond scary.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            If a blizzard triggered a power outage – downed trees taking out power lines – the cold would be a problem for many.  I have a fireplace here and a box of Dura-Flame logs that I could use for heat, and my gas range-top can be lit with a match when there is no power for the electronic ignition.  There are a lot of folks our here, though, who don’t have gas heat (oil is the source of choice for many in the NE) or gas stoves, so that becomes a problem.  I know folks (including relatives) whose water source is well water, and that is delivered via an electrical pump.  No power, no water immediately.  And that includes toilets.

            In a blizzard there can be high winds, and I remember a bad early winter nor’easter here in greater NY in ’91 that had the FDR Drive flooding from a tidal surge so there could be surges, but not “rain” type flooding in a major winter storm.

            One thing I do know from the ’07 flood is that flood water rises FAST, so no one should ever take flood warnings lightly.  Implement precautions in advance, before it’s too late and get the heck to higher ground.

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

             Oh yeah, blizzards can do serious harm.  I meant for me personally, I was never scared — you see heavy snowfalls every year so it just seems like more of that when you’re a kid.  And we had all the precautions in place so I never saw any of the problems.  I think a hurricane is scarier because you can’t help but see the difference.

          • editrixie

            Peace Corps shower! Oh wow, I have done this before, but we just called it camping. ;-) Used to have to hike into a remote shelter that this was the only way you could really clean up.

            I’m so sorry about the neuropathy. Gah.

            Your comments about the hurricane aftermath for some reason reminded me of my boss at Famous Online Magazine. A lot of us worked in other parts of the country, remotely, while the main offices were in NYC. We had a horrible storm here once, knocked out power in my area for days but because I  live in the Pacific NW and we’re surrounded by trees, I couldn’t get out to a place with power for a few days. My boss was SO PISSED at me. She truly believed I was making it up and that I was basically just skiving for a couple days. A very cruel part of me is hoping she’s in an area that has downed trees everywhere and no power.

          • formerlyAnon

             NDC, VERY glad that you made it through the storm without flooding and have power! Not so happy to hear the neuropathy is a problem – though it is nice to know that your oncologist is willing to suspend the maintenance chemo because of it. Proves that he really IS convinced that it’s insurance & not a necessity.

            Hope you’re more comfortable in a month or so.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          My pleasure, of course, and here’s to your getting through the storm in safety.!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Do you have a plan of action in reserve, Kiltd, in case a big Q (don’t want to say the word and jink ya) were to hit?  I really have become Little Miss Disaster Preparedness following my co-op’s catastrophes in ’07 and ’11.  In fact, I just took delivery of a Mophie pro battery charger that works for all USB devices.  That’s going to be my holiday gift to family members this year, I decided today.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Dealing with the 89 quake was quite enough to get me on the preparedness train. I have two kits, plus hand crank radio, hand crank lamp, solar USB charger, and assorted other things. Plus there’s the line of communications, person to person if needs be.

          • editrixie

            Thank you for reminding me that I need to get a hand crank radio and lamp. For some reason, these are the only two things missing in my earthquake kit (I even have a kit in the car!) and I never remember to do them.

          • MilaXX

             I have an emergency back pack that I double check yearly. This year I realized (after the fact) that I needed a water proof battery operated battery. I ordered one with usb ports. When the worst of the storm hit. I had charged all my electronics & slept with the flashlight and cat harness. My mother thinks it’s over reacting, but I remember when these types of events never hit the East coast and now they are an annual thing. There is an area 15 mins away from me. (Ogontz area for Philly peeps) still with limited to no power.

        • Call me Bee

          A big “prosit” to you for surviving the storm in fine fashion.  Can’t imagine how it was during the storm.  We get rogue tornadoes and blizzards now and again–some very serious–but nothing like a sustained 90mph wind that is a hurricane. 

    • Qitkat

      Good news for you and your co-op. Cheers. I’m with you, on the figgery of the challenge, just want it fun to watch.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        “Figgery!”  I love that!  Well, our co-op dodged the worst this time because there was little rain, even though the winds were whistling (and took down that beautiful tree — our super was outside checking on the situation and saw it go!  So fortunate he wasn’t in the path of the fall).  We are in a bit of a depression – our soup bowl that makes us more flood prone – and that shelters us a bit from some of the wind.  That said, there will be other storms, Governor Cuomo is thumping the table, rightly, on that, so it’s only a matter of time before the next one fills the river channel that is our western boundary and wreaks havoc.  [Plans in the expensive works for a flood wall.....]

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I’m so relieved that you got through the storm unscathed this go round-what a dreadful, dreadful storms. One of my good friends got power back yesterday in northern NJ, and is temporarily hosting family members who had trees come down on their property.

          I am profoundly thankful that the D.C. area got rain and wind but that was about it. I’m ready for PR Allstars to provide some cheesy entertainment tonight!

  • Indovina

    That would seem disturbingly likely to be an apt description of the upcoming episode, whatever it is, at this point.

    Oh, Project Runway, how you’ve long since leapt over an elasmobranch.

    (And sadly, with Face Off having ended last night, I have no creative competition reality shows to look forward to which haven’t.)

    Yet I will still happily watch. Last episode was, after all, better than it should have been.

    • understateddiva

       wow, I had to google elasmobranch. :)  Looking forward to finding a new show that hasn’t done so, but most of the quality tv right now seems to be in hour-long drama form, and I have trouble getting into those. 

  • kimmeister

    Water Bar?  That makes it sound like it only serves water.

    Oooh, I don’t know of enough one-named male celebrities.  Looks like I get to add another one to the collection!

  • Lilithcat

    The puff of smoke is a hoot!

    I will have to watch this on my On Demand sometime in the next day or two.  MHz has been running the Young Montalbano series this week, and I’m totally hooked (even if he’s not as hot as the older Montalbano).

  • Call me Bee

    I’d love you join you in a glass of champagne.  (Do you think we’ll both fit? Ahahahahhahaaaa….  I know.  Lame.)  I did start working out (again!) yesterday, and I have that exquisite muscle soreness going on in the legs.  I hope the champagne dulls it a bit.  Anyhoo, There’ll certainly be some drama between Wendy and Ivy, but it seems that, to Josh, Wendy is an object of worship.  Creepy.  

    (This was supposed to be a reply to Kiltd. Grrrrr…)

    • MilaXX

       i think Josh is sucking up to Wendy just because she is PR beyotch #1. Trust me when he gets the chance, he will stab her in the back.

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

        I’m guessing when Josh stabs Wendy, it’ll be in a rabid, full frontal, “no wire hangers!” assault.

  • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

    I was hoping for a fabulously tacky Tiki bar, given the recent weather and my ardent desire to escape somewhere warmer and less cloudy and damp, but this will do.

    May I have something with an umbrella in it? 

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      You really will have to visit the Tonga Room, at the Mark Hopkins, whenever you get to SF. It’s recently redone, and the hourly rainstorm and volcanic eruption is worth the wait.

      • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

         Oooh, that sounds awesome! I haven’t been to SF in a long time.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Class trip, class trip!!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I think we need a Bitter Kittens field trip to SF and the Tonga Room, with Kiltd as our local master guide.

      • Stubenville

        Dear Lord – the Tonga Room? I was there a lifetime ago in nineteen mumble mumble. It’s still around?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Oh very much so. The new owners of the hotel wanted to get rid of it, but the people of SF raised holy hell. So it not only stayed, but got a total makeover. I personally love that the stage is in the middle of the pool in the center of the room. Also, foofier drinks have never existed on earth.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            It sounds divinely crazy-volcanic eruption, a rainstorm and foofy drinks? what’s not to love?

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

    The champagne sounds wonderful, but it’s gin and tonic at chez viridian.
    All good thoughts towards speedy recovery for all east coast bitter kittens.

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

    These people have got to be entertaining at the very least — I do some of my best work right after watching PR.  Something about yelling at the TV “No! NO!  Don’t do that!  You should do ______!” brings out my creativity…

    • Call me Bee

      That’s excellent! 

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

        All on the Line is excellent for editing to — I take everything Joe Zee says and apply it to what I’m editing or ask if the same could be said about mine:)  I seriously have TV on in the background for everything.

        • Call me Bee

          I try and keep my hands busy while watching TV as well.  Rght now I’ve been collecting old ties at Goodwill for a quilt and I’ve been taking them apart while watching.  It started with a few ties my dad had when he died. My FIL also gave me several as did The Hubs.  I should get a couple from my ex–then it’ll be a quilt of all the men in my life…

          • Pennymac

             I local artist here in Tennessee is making the coolest clothes out of taken apart and stitched together ties. I love the idea, but hate working with silk. Too slippery to sew!

          • Call me Bee

            Oooh that sounds cool.  Yes, silk is a pain,  especally the lightweight stuff in small pieces like ties.  But I’ve discovered….fusable lightweight interfacing!  I fuse it to the wrong side and it is no longer a pain! 

          • CozyCat

            What a fabulous idea! 

            If you are ever interested in going beyond the lovely sentimental project you might want to think about this as a marketable idea.  I LOVE the fabrics used in ties and the idea of a quilt made from them sounds like something many of us would like to buy. If you ever get to the point where you’re marketing your work, be sure to let us know! 

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

             That’s a great idea — I could use the same fabric for small accents on clothing.  Is it okay with you if I borrow it?

          • Call me Bee

            Oh sure–wasn’t my idea!  I get a lot of ideas from the QuiltArt email group.  They are brilliant! 

    • understateddiva

      Sometimes “oh man, I would have done….” is a great starting place – I sometimes get a creative kick when I see a bad band at a bar :)

  • Qitkat

    Oh, we are lucky tonight! I do hope that TLo booked it for our exclusive use. It will only hold 500 Bitter Kittens so hurry on in to join us. We can admire the Swarovski crystal curtains while partaking of the decadent spirits of our choice. Located on the Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo (isn’t that the most interesting address?), Conde Nast Traveler calls it one of the top 10 bars in the world. The former cargo warehouse is filled with velvet covered lounges, offers huge screens for viewing, and delicious canapes for our eating enjoyment. I’ll have a French Royale, one of their signature cocktails.

    As for All-Stars? pfft, the puff of smoke is an apt image.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Our psychic abilities are uncanny, are they not, darlings?
    It’s almost spooky, appropriate for a near-Halloween day.

    I like the smoke-puff, too.  And the whole thing may be worth it to see Casanova disco-dance.

  • greyhoundgirl

    Josh is grossing me out.  I want him to wash himself down.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Me thinks Josh needs an industrial degreaser to properly cleanse himself.

  • Pennymac

    Just got off the phone with my Staten Island Bud who is without power and heat and is f-f-freezing. In her honor, a hot toddy, I think. Does a disco challenge negate the historic Kors-ism of “Disco _____” whatever? Granted, the Dutchess isn’t a judge of All Stars, but I’m so thoroughly PR indoctrinated that when ever I hear the word disco I brace myself for the bitchy insult to follow!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      There’s a piece in the Huffington Post that went up this afternoon saying that 14 of the 36 NY deaths occurred in Staten Island, more deaths are expected, and that S.I. is devastated.  “The National Guard is working with the FDNY and the NYPD on search and
      rescue efforts on Staten Island, Regan said, but many low-lying coastal
      areas remain inaccessible because of flood water.”  Hundreds of families are displaced.  I’m glad, after reading this account, that your friend survived, but sorry that she’s without heat and power.  I’ll raise my glass to her, too.

      • Pennymac

        Thank you! She was really frustrated and feels that SI has been ignored as a borough!

        • lintvedta

          Ex-Staten Islander and current Pennsylvanian here.  I’m so sad for all the hurricane stories, but those out of Staten Island, especially.   My sister is still there, and is ok.  I’m glad for you and your friend, too.

    • Stubenville

      My friend on Staten Island just got his power back an hour ago, so I’m hopeful for your friend, Pennymac.

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

    Is it bad that I have no recollection of what happened last week? 

    • Pennymac

       *chuckles* I’m re-watching right now and even still have no recollection!

    • Stubenville

      The alcohol is working. Stock up for tonight.

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

        The liquor store was the first store to reopen in my neighborhood. 

        • CozyCat

          Sounds like basic human needs are being met.  :-)

          (But seriously, I hope everyone suffering on the east coast recovers soon….)

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      i sat down to watch last week on my DVR since i was away when it played (i missed you all and the Tlounge).  then i remembered i had already watched it the day i came home.  so i know whereof you speak.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Fabulous bar, and isn’t Sydney Cate Blanchett’s stomping grounds? Let’s look her up while we’re swilling bubbly and waiting for the fame whores to appear on PR.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      and it’s spring here in sydney!  i’m wearing my virtual mini sun dress, displaying my killer virtual body while sipping mai-tais.  meanwhile, chez sleah in norcal, we’re sitting by the fire enjoying my famous hot spiced cider with brandy.  anyone want a cup?  i’ll be glad to share my recipe.  

  • Stubenville

    Dear TLo, you forgot the “pot calling the kettle black” comments from an annoying prior contestant with questionable taste, at least one freakout / panic attack / bout of tears and the obligatory family hardship story about the quadriplegic mother who folded laundry with her nose to pay for fashion school.

    Bwahahah; can’t wait.

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

    Oh, I meant to say this last week, but Ivy’s lace appliques reminded me of Islamic art, in a nice sort of way. 

  • Stubenville

    Waiter! I’d like a Cafe Brasileiro – it’s Cachaca, chocolate liqueur, coffee and whipped cream.

    • Call me Bee

      Oooh sounds like dessert.  Make it two!!

    • MilaXX

       oh that sounds delish!

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      let’s all toast casanova:  ”eggs-zack-leeeee!”  ok, he’s from puerto rico but the vibe is similar.  the cafe sounds divine!

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

    Anthony Ryan is happy to have the name that takes up the most screen space in the credits. 

  • alula_auburn

    Well, Suede seems less hungover so far. . .drunk on shoes maybe, but more awake.

    LOL disco.

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

    UGH ANOTHER INSPIRATION CHALLENGE. Typical. With only 1 day to make it, no less. Cue the yawn-worthy clothes.

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

    Josh/younger designers: “What’s disco?”

  • Stubenville

    Uli: “Of course,” LOL

  • Jasmaree

    I like this challenge so far.

    Andrae actually ended up with a nice pair, but matching them to something might be the actual challenge. Alone, they’re beautiful shoes.

  • SnackBandit

    Oh no, I’m worried Uli’s getting set up for a lose…I’ll stop watching if she goes.

  • Stubenville

    “Emerald chiffon jumpsuit” sounds like the road to the bottom three.

    • Jasmaree

      Ha! I made a comment right after yours that said exactly the opposite. 

    • Call me Bee

      IDK–sounds like something several of my friends wore back then….

      • Stubenville

        I’m just reacting to the color. I’m hearing Kors saying ”Mother of the Bride.”

    • In_Stitches

       Really?  I think it’s genius considering Project Runway eats up jumpsuits, it suits the challenge and will be easy to execute well within the time constraints. 

  • Jasmaree

    I like where Ivy’s going. An emerald jumpsuit with those shoes sounds good.

  • alula_auburn

    Ooh, Wendy, do NOT be rude to the Mood crew!  That is seriously bad juju.

    Or else everyone does it, and the editors hate her so much they made a point to show it.

  • zelavie

    This new host speaks to the designers as if they’re all 3-year-olds.  Do not like.

    • CozyCat

      Behaving like a 3 year old is aspirational for some of the contestants.

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

    Shmeidi v2 needs to learn to talk faster.

  • Jasmaree

    Wow, Suede and Wendy? Emilio and Casanova? Some weird friendships forming, but it’s interesting. At least Casanova actually got Emilio to display a human emotion.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      emilio speaks fluent spanish (it’s his first language?),  so that’s probably a basis for friendship.  and casanova is such a sweetie.

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

    Hahahaa Wendy Pepper hits it off with Suede? Unexpected but perfect. But delicious. (Wonder if she throws him under the bus later?) 
    Blonde on blonde bitchiness, I see, 

  • MilaXX

    I call foul on a pageant designer not knowing when you work with stripes you need extra to match up. Anyone who works with prints of any kind knows that. I can’t sew and I know that.

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

      To be fair, pageant dresses are seldom prints. 

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

       I assumed that he just didn’t realize how much extra it would take.

  • alula_auburn

    Wendy’s conversation with Suede about “that part” felt like it came out of a rejected Will and Grace script.  

  • Call me Bee

    Lots of Wendy time.  Loser edit? 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      they’ll never let her go this soon- she’s reality gold!

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

    I have those same gloves that Casanova has and they’re too small on me too, which is why I don’t wear them, dude. 

    • alula_auburn

      They creeped me out a little!  Like little weird alien claws or something.

  • Stubenville

    Are there pasties to go with those tassels, Casanova?

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

    Haha Josh still has no idea what the 70s looked like. 

  • Kyle Crawford

    Is it wrong that I am bored to tears by this ???

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      somehow it’s just not providing the level of cheesy entertainment that I want tonight, so you have company.

  • Jasmaree

    Josh’s look is nice, but doesn’t read “disco” at all to me.

  • MilaXX

    That was actually a brilliant question Joanna gave Ivy.

  • alula_auburn

    I seriously love Joanna more and more.  

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

    I want images of Joanna in the disco! C’mon. 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      i have a few disco memories i’m dying to share.  wish we are really were together in a bar- with a dance floor!  who’s ready for a virtual disco boogie?

  • dress_up_doll

    I loved Joanna’s “white man’s over bite.”

  • Jasmaree

    Oh, dear lord, Suede.

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

    Oh Kaynebow. Way to whore yourself out for attention. 

  • Jasmaree

    There’s no way this disco party wasn’t planned.

    • alula_auburn

      It reminded me strongly of Christian youth group “discos.”

      That’s not so much a compliment.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      You can see the B-M flunkeys kitting the lounge up for this little party,now can’t you?

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

    WTF. Tyramail on my Project Runway? WTF is this. 

    • Pennymac

       Smells like desperation, doesn’t it?

    • Call me Bee

      Exsaaaaatly!  Speaking of which–one of the models is from ANTM.  The tall black woman.with the awesome walk–Amanya?  Aminat.  That’s her name.   

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

    Normally I hate it when they put subtitles under people speaking with non-English/American accents, but seriously – could anyone even hear Karl? I got that he was giving generic words of encouragement, but really. 

  • dress_up_doll

    I saw the most fabulous Karl Lagerfeld Halloween costume in my neighborhood last might. Love Uncle Karl. Guess they couldn’t get him to commit as guest judge.

  • ChristinaRi

    I love it that Anthony Ryan and Laura Kathleen aren’t into helping out any other designers.  They learned their lesson on their season.  :D

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

    I missed Andrae’s big hand gestures. Why are there no revolving doors for him to fling himself through this season? 

    • Call me Bee

      I’m waiting for him to say “where’s my chiffon!??!” 

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

        “Where THE HELL is my chiffon”

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      wish time was here to take him to the red lobster.

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

        To bring him closer to god?
        I’m cracking up already.
        I wish Santino would come back for an All Stars. His designs varied wildly in quality and beauty, but he was the only designer to force himself through on sheer personality and still be entertaining (in my opinion, anyway). 

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

    Casanova just wants to keep his job. 

  • Stubenville

    “There is a bunch of crappy designers that need to go home” – word, Casanova!

  • 3boysful

    I WANT the jacket Joanna wore into the workroom.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      i dunno… that peplum had a life of its own.  she werqed it, though.  and i lovelovelove the color.

  • MintaHallWriter

    I don’t think the designers were even BORN during disco…

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      There’s quite a few young’uns in the workroom, aren’t there? 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      except the pepper…

  • zelavie

    Ew.  Side boob.

  • ChristinaRi

    “Die-Rec-Tor”   What is it with this chick’s enunciation?

  • Pennymac

    Schmeidi v2 is over. enunciating. every. thing. *wide eyes* 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      she’s scmheidi-izing.

  • zelavie

    You can get Wendy’s look for 70% off at Party City, now that Halloween is over!

  • Pennymac

    Ooh. I like Cassanovas!

  • Jasmaree

    This all looks very bad so far.

  • lessax3

    No Suede, no.

    No Andrea, no, that is not party wear. 

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

    Do you think it’s in Georgina Chapman’s contract that she has to be introduced as “the beautiful Georgina Chapman” in all her public appearances? Not that it’s not true, but it does seem to ALWAYS be the case.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      i hate how she’s always talking about “the eye”..”it throws the eye off”…”it’s difficult for the eye”…it confuses the eye”…
      WTF are you talking about, woman?

  • Call me Bee

    Uli FTW!! 

  • Jasmaree

    I kind of love Uli’s dress.

  • alula_auburn

    Gawd, the frizzeled hair. Looking at it gives me a headache.

    • Pennymac

       I had that hair in the seventies. Bad home perm and an ouchie metal pick.

  • Pennymac

    A new Uli. A Nuli!

    • SnackBandit

       Every time Uli makes a non-flowy patterned gown, I’m calling it a “Nuli” from now on.

  • alula_auburn

    I want to be Laura Kathleen’s mean middle-school teacher who makes a “bzzzk!” noise every time she says “like.”

  • Jasmaree

    Yeah, Uli’s dress was the only one I really liked. 

  • dress_up_doll

    I was thinking Kayne’s model looked like Jennifer Lopez. His look turned out better than I thought.

  • MilaXX

    I liked Uli’s Cassanova’s & Kayne. I’d pick Uli for the win.

  • lessax3

     How is Suede safe? I think I love Kayne’s.

  • Stubenville

    Emilio – nightgown
    Wendy – clown clothes
    Casanova – cat shredded the back
    Suede – junk in the trunk
    Uli – nailed it
    Josh – slutty Dorothy Zbornack
    Laura Kathleen – pukey print
    Althea – overworked
    Kaynebow – channeling Kors.

  • SnackBandit

    Ivy’s is in the top?  What?  

    • 3boysful

       Word.  I thought it was hideous.  A 6th grade home ec project.

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

    Ivy’s in the top? It’s a fancy nightgown.

    • Pennymac

       A home sewn night gown

      • Stubenville

        With sparkles.

  • ChristinaRi

    Wonky hem on Ivy’s dress.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      It is wonky,and the hot pants look awkward to me.

  • alula_auburn

    haha, I just noticed Georgina’s white fringed dress.  Points for Uli?

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

    Kayne’s pants are waaaay too tight in the crotch. Mine hurts just looking at it.

  • MilaXX

    If this is top and bottom, I fear dear Andre is not going to make the cut.

  • MilaXX

    What kinda of bondage looking belt does Cassanova have on his shirt?

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

      I know, right? At first I thought it was some strange interpretation of lederhosen. 

      • l_c_ann

        I think I saw that on the street at Southern Decadence Day a decade ago.

  • ChristinaRi

    Cassanovalish.   I love it

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Casanovalicious, perhaps? He’d probably be a hoot to go clubbing with, I think.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i love that man!  i’m a sucker for a latin accent, and gay boys are the best to go dancing with.  back in the seventies at “the stud” (a club) in s.f., now that was a dance party!  i’ll always remember the guy on the dance floor, with a full beard, hairy chest, in a cocktail dress with a full tulle skirt, barefoot and playing the tambourine.

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

    I wish we could have Judging the Judges for PRAS.

    Lady Chapman hits it out of the park SO HARD. And I really want to hear some  snarkery at that hoochie nightmare RoboHeidi is wearing.. 

  • ChristinaRi

    Andrae makes the most delicious faces.  

    • 3boysful

       Doe delicious here mean bizarre?

      • ChristinaRi

        Pretty much!  :D

  • dress_up_doll

    My top three are Kayne, Uli and Casanova. But, I’m usually wrong….

  • MilaXX

    If Ivy’s look was hot pant it would have been spot on. Lose the sheer part.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      or make it way shorter.  you want to show some booty out there on the dance floor.

  • MilaXX

    Wendy’s gal looks 1980′s Pat Benatar.

  • Stubenville

    I have a bad feeling about Andre.

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

    Andrae made the same thing as last time, and the judges are rightfully calling him out for it. Andrae is as usual full of excuses. 

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      When you have one day challenges and Andrae keeps dreaming up complicated elements I fear he isn’t long for this season.

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

        It’s a pity. I actually loved his odd denim Qipao on his season (I know, I’m one of the few). 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      when you took the jacket off, his girl looked like she was going to work at the office.

  • BobStPaul

    Geez, I thought Kayne’s was one of the better efforts and they have him in the bottom three?  

    • lessax3

       And gave him the dreaded ‘boring’ critique which could mean he’s heading home.

    • 3boysful

       And I thought it was pretty creative to use the gold with the orange shoes.

      • ChristinaRi

        Yellow would have been fun with the orange shoes and seventies but Kayne (love him) can not leave the sequins along.  

        Or Red!  That might have been a fun look too depending on the red.

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

    Uli better win this one. AND HEY, people dress BETTER than Wendy’s outfit in Spanish Harlem. EFF YOU, Shmeidi.

    • Stubenville

      Could plausibly be Casanova too.

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

        Eh it’s so basic (and a little cheap looking). I have a blouse like that in a drawer. 

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Word-as if Shmeidi would even know how to find Spanish Harlem.

    • Introspective

      Agreed. Wendys outfit looked like she was an extra from a Law and Order SVU opening scene on Christopher St pier. Schmeidi is about as engaging and intelligent as cardboard though so I dont trust what the eff she says.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Is this a lackluster runway, or what?

  • Pennymac

    Gawd, I’m bored.  they always praise shit I can’t stand, and hate the stuff I love. Why do I put myself through this frustration? And yet, I can’t look away.

    I feel so dirty…..

    • Kyle Crawford

      I am so so with you…. we need to start a support group…

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I didn’t like the front of Casanova’s–looked like a pillow case–but the back was cool.  I thought I’d like Ivy’s better than I did when she was talking about it, but much as I hate to admit it, she’s shaping up to be a major player.

  • Stubenville

    Yay for Uli! 

  • alula_auburn

    yay Uli!  I can’t believe they even tried to compare it with Ivy’s nightie.

    • Introspective

      Word. That simple assed nightie that she needed her models and Casanovas help with in the end should have never made it to the top. Uli was in a class by herself this week.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Uli gets the win!!

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

    I still can’t believe Ivy’s dress was in the top. That was hellaciously unflattering.

  • Stubenville

    Hoping Wendy goes, but I fear it’s Andre.

  • Stubenville

    Ding dong, the witch is dead! The wicked witch!

  • ChristinaRi

    Buh-bye Wendy.   

  • MilaXX

    YAY! The witch is gone!  So far the show is kinda dull, but I have no issues with the aufs.

  • dress_up_doll

    Wendy’s was THE WORST, but damn….

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I’m stunned.  I cynically figured B-M would want more Wendy Pepper.

    • MoHub

       They wanted the Wendy Pepper of season 1, not the mellowed, laid-back  Earth Mother Wendy has morphed into.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Hmm.  I’d have auf’d Andrae last week, and this week, he did the same thing.  Wendy’s was goofy, but not that bad.

  • Jasmaree

    I know Andrae is loved around here, but he should have been out. That look was a big old heap of nothing that looked very similar to the nothing he produced last week. 

    • ChristinaRi

      I like him as a person, but I don’t know about him as a designer.   I think they are hoping they will see something good from him because he did create a couple of great garments his season.  

    • 3boysful

       Preach it.

    • BuffaloBarbara

       Yeah, I’m with you.  And not really feeling the Andrae love (I watched Season 2 on Netflix, and the only thing I remember about him was Santino’s running gag).  He seems nice enough, but too flustered on stage, and both looks he’s sent down have deserved the auf.  Wendy’s was tacky and junior, but there’s at least a market for tacky and junior.  I didn’t find Andrae’s look much better without the jacket than it was with it.

      • CozyCat

        Andrae secured his fame with the beautiful gutter water dress.  (I still think he should have won that challege).

        Everyone has been waiting for him to live up to the potential he showed with that dress.

  • Pennymac

    Oh for Gods sake, “Blue Suede?” STFU!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      “Suede’s heart is broken” Oh, please, smack that man for using the royal “we”.

      • janierainie

        I swear if he ever says “Suede haz a sad” …. just wait!!

    • Introspective

      You would think with all that damn 3rd person self presentation that the clothes he made would be memorable. He needs to be blue about his lack of talent…

  • Filing_and_giving_things_names

     Did the producers decide they have a better villain in the cast?  I was sure she’d make it to the end again.

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

      Ivy and Josh, yo. It’ll be tag-team bitchiness. Plus the blondes bitching at one another. 

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        laura is shaping up to be a little bitchy as well.  she’s very jealous and a little paranoid it seems.  and impressed with herself.

    • Stubenville

      Joshua.

  • ChristinaRi

    I like that Wendy is letting her hair show the gray, but she needs to have it styled to make it look less like she’s totally given up on her looks.

    • MilaXX

      For some fly gray hair, google gray hair Lisa Bonet.  I swear she puts her daughter Zoe to shame in the looks department.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/21151157@N00/ rawrgrowlrawr

        She is an exceptionally beautiful woman. Damn. 

    • BuffaloBarbara

       Eh, I kind of like her hair.  It has a funky, hippie-ish vibe to it, and it looks healthy.

      • ChristinaRi

        She has great hair.  I’m jealous.  I would like her to take advantage of it.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        from one hippy geezer to another, she’s got a nice head of hair there.

  • alula_auburn

    Wow!  Cutting the Pepper loose early on.

    I lol’d at Carolyn claiming Wendy was an “inspiration.” 

  • ChristinaRi

    Child abuse alert.   Quick change the channel.

  • guest2visits

    Seriously – is it me, or have they found a new, even crappier way to edit the designs as they walk down the runway…
    I can barely see them at all. At one point it looks like the runway has gotten twice as long or maybe the camera’s in another building.
    And then instead of filming the fashions, they are dwelling on everyone’s expressions. 

    • ChristinaRi

      Yes!   That thing they do at the beginning of the runway — whatever it’s called .   We need to see the model stop for a moment before the walk.   I think they are trying to speed it up, but these garments go by in the blink of an eye.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         And they could skip some of the reaction shots, too.  We’ve seen the designers’ mugs the whole episode while they’ve carefully avoided showing the full outfits.  Now, we’d  like to see the outfits, kthnxbai.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      and what is that strobe light effect they do with the percussive music/noise?  that’s an annoying waste of camera time.  also, this challenge was supposed to be about the shoes, and you barely got a glimpse of them.  and the judges didn’t even bring them up.

      • Laylalola

        That music has been distractingly awful for as long as I can remember. Surely they could get something else — of heck, with all the cross-promotion I’m shocked it apparently hasn’t occurred to them to feature new releases (and I don’t mean some strange band performing on the runway like they did for one challenge some time ago).

  • lessax3

     I would rather have had Wendy, I am finding I’m not liking Andre this time round, I am thinking there is a reason he is still struggling after all this time.

  • Stubenville

    “It’s like Marie Antoinette meets Fredericks of Hollywood.” Love, love, love DVF!

    • MoHub

       Yep. Can’t wait to see that episode and see what and whose garment she’s referring to.

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

    So Suede and Wendy became instant besties? That’s really weird. 

    Something about Wendy’s emotional desperation just hurts my heart. I hope she really is happier now.

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

      Yeah. This. 

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I really did expect Wendy to last longer. She did seem to have rethought how she presented herself in Season One, and to have grown since then.

      • MoHub

        Wendy may be the Tiffani Faison of Project Runway.

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

    Designers, watch out for Andrae. He’s our little lamb.

  • 3boysful

    Uli’s made me nervous in the workroom, but it moved really well.   Yea, Uli!

    Andrea really should’ve gone; has B-M decided to auf people oldest to youngest?

  • NDC_IPCentral

    I did a quick scan of the Lounge comments since, for some reason my cable company is not providing me with Lifetime tonight, and it sure is in my subscription.  So, I read the newspaper, ate dinner and by doing those two things was more productive.  I’ll have to watch the re-run next week, if I care enough.  I bet I get more from Our Boys’ recap tomorrow though and may save myself an hour!  Nighty-night, BKs and PUFs.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I watched it and I don’t think you misssed much.  Hopefully TLo’s recap will be more entertaining.

  • guest2visits

    I can’t really tell by what I managed to see from the way the show’s being edited; but it looks like maybe Althea’s and even
    Emilio’s ( O heartbreak ) needed to be in the bottom. Josh’s too? Can’t really say – they fled from site so quickly it’s hard to call it.
    I’ll have to wait and see the stills. It kind of kills the interest when you’ve watched all the workroom build-up; and then there’s
    practically nothing to see at the end.  I didn’t think Wendy’s was the auf, though. Or Andre’s. Of the group left standing on the
    stage, it was definitely Ivy’s auf; the only thing going for it was the color which is on trend right now. The skirt/crotch thing was
    a mess, and a very unattractive finished product. It didn’t look like a dance party to me.

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

      Of course, Ivy was in the top. Inexplicably. 
      ETA: Wait, I can explain it. They want to build her up so the bitchiness comes out.

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

        That’s totally it. She deserved her top spot last time, but now the producers want to get her hopes up for drama, a la Michael Costello.

  • BobStPaul

     I hate these challenges where the challenge criteria are basically ignored in the judging.  Wendy’s outfit may not have been great but it certainly reflected disco more than many others.  I would bet that if most of the outfits were shown to fashion experts and they were asked what era the designs reflected that very few would say disco.  What the heck did Anthony Ryan’s have to do with disco?   Even a modest reinterpretation of it?  Althea also had a problem with this as did Ivy who strangely wound up in the top  (when she was left on the runway I was sure she was in the bottom) and they weren’t the only ones.  I did think that Uli was the rightful winner but that was about all the judges got right on this one.

  • bluefish

    A big old mess of really really ugly clothes that seemed to flash before one’s eyes.  And the hostess got on my nerves tonight.  The praise for the Ivy monstrosity really threw me — hideous from top to bottom.  Uli’s the best of the lot but I do hope that she retires the phrase “the new Uli.”  The show just gets campier and campier.  How I wish I could quit it.

    • CPK1

       yes, as much as I love Uli I need for her to stop saying that. She is veering into Suede territory.

  • Frank_821

    The way they filmed the runway was annoying. I know they were trying to infuse disco lighting but it was a needless affectation

    Uli’s was a very interesting dress. I like how the other designers call her out as 1 of the best there

  • bertkeeter

    Disco …Studio 54? That was supposed to be MY CHALLENGE! There was only ONE seventies DISCO inspired dress on that runway, Cassanova’s hot pink blouson mini! I could see a “Pat Cleveland” type girl hitting Studio 54 “today” in that look!

    • 3boysful

       That was my pick for the win.

    • CPK1

       I thought of Pat Cleveland the minute I saw Casanova’s on the runway. The styling was awesome. It was modern but 70s without being costume-y.

    • tessasouthworth

      Bert, that is EXACTLY what I thought while watching. Yes, you really would have rocked that challenge, and yes, Casanova’s was the only design that was truly evocative of what we actually wore to the Disco. I was a Disco Queen back then (my boyfriend owned one of Boston’s top discos and I was out dancing almost every night dressed to the nines), and although I did have ensembles similar to Ivy’s (sans hot pants, which were really out of style by 1977) and Josh’s, I could really imagine Casanova’s actually being worn back then. albeit with a longer hemline. Am curious as to what you would have designed though. Do tell!

  • kismet026

    Am I the only one who can’t tell who is on the top and who is on the bottom from the judges’ discussions with the contestants? Between Ivy, Uli, and Kayne, I honestly couldn’t tell who was in or out until they discussed after everyone left. I appreciate that both positives and negatives are mentioned, but I didn’t see a very dramatic difference in judge appreciation between winning and losing looks.

  • Laylalola

    Uli’s dress was great but looked nothing remotely like the 70s. Everyone should do whatever they want every challenge.

    • 3boysful

       Even tho these are not our usual judges, they (the unseen hand of the producers, perhaps?) do have a history of picking what they like, regardless of whether or not it adheres to the challenge parameters.  E.g., Costello-lite’s cute skyline costume for the Rockettes, the detail of which would be lost after row 2.

    • MoHub

      Well, once again, the criteria were screwed. There seemed to be a disconnect between whether the object was to design something modern based on the ’70s or to make an actual ’70s garment. And the shoe bit seemed to fall completely by the wayside as there was no mention regarding whether the outfits worked with the shoes.

      • jjfg

        Yeah, I was expecting there to be someone from 9 West on the judging panel to discuss just that.  ???

        • MoHub

          The guest judge designs purses for 9 West.

          • jjfg

            Yes, and he STILL never mentioned the shoes.  I realize there’s a lot of product placement /sponsorship/advertising going on in the show, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect a challenge to tie back to the original premise – here, design a dress to go with these shoes.  No?

    • SewingSiren

      The thing that bothered me the most about Uli’s was the dress and the shoes didn’t go together. I can’t imagine NIne West putting a white sequin dress with yellow cork sole platform shoes.

      • 3boysful

         I think they said the winning “designer,” as opposed to design, would be featured.  So I imagine you are right–we are unlikely to see that dress with those shoes.

  • MoHub

    I smell producer manipulation. I love Andrae, but his garment was far worse than Wendy’s. I think the producers were disappointed that the new, mellow Wendy wasn’t bringing the bitch drama they were hoping for while Andrae continued his emotional, unstable ways, so they cut Wendy loose and kept Andrae for the crazy factor.

    Also, I’ve come to the conclusion that Suede is being told to continue talking about himself in third person. He’s often using first person now and then suddenly switches to third. I’m guessing the producers have asked him to perpetuate the third-person references as some kind of trademark.

    • SewingSiren

      I actually thought Andrae’s garment wasn’t that bad.  It looked very 70′s to me. Suede’s was far worse. Not even clothes from the back. Laura Kathleen’s was bad too. I think the jumpsuit would have been laughed at, at a disco in the 70′s. It certainly would be in the 2012′s.

  • SewingSiren

    I didn’t catch the perimeters of the challenge. I would have assumed it was to updated disco slightly or be “inspired by” disco fashion. So pretty much anything danceable would do?
    Nevertheless. Casanova was my pick for the win. Uli for second place.
    I thought Suede should have been auf’ed for that shapeless sack of lame. He wasn’t even in the bottom. They must have other plans for him.

    • MintaHallWriter

      I thought Casanova and Uli were pretty comparable–came down to specifics and her cute fringy dress had the “swing” and “movement” for dance more than Casanova’s did.

      BUT I would have put Ivy’s in the bottom. I thought it was pretty hiddy.

  • MintaHallWriter

    Thinking about it, I think Andrae didn’t get auf’ed because when you dumped that hiddy sheer jacket, his outfit was really cute–just gorgeous. (Nothing to do with disco, but a gorgeous outfit). Wendy’s whole outfit was sheer Halloween. As soon as she said she was inspired by her 12-year-old, that put the nail in her coffin. Most 12-yr-olds aren’t known for their fashion awareness.

    I think Peach and Wendy were both auf’ed as much because of what they SAID as what they MADE.  Also, they were the two “senior” contestants.  Wonder (if Bert were here from a couple seasons ago, if he’d be the next on the line.  Three folded-rose looks might be the judges’ limit. 

    OTOH, if Andrae puts out one more sheer jacket, he’s a goner…. 

  • MoHub

    Hmmm. Just looked it up and found Joanna Coles turned 50 this past April, which means if she was cruising the discos in the mid-’70s, she must have been doing it on a fake ID.