T LOunge

Posted on November 29, 2012

We’re back in business, darlings! Tonight, we’re jetting off to SHANGHAI!

 

CLOUD 9 Bar at Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Gorgeous, no? We’ll start a tab.

 

Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman, Carolyn Murphy and guest judges Jason Wu and Robert Rodriguez.

Boys tonight, kittens. That should liven up the proceedings a bit.

 

So? How was everyone’s holiday? Are all the kittens a little fatter than they were a week ago? We’re going to refrain from offering our own answer to that one.

 

[Photo Credit: asia-bars.com, David Russell for Lifetime - Stills: tomandlorenzo.com - Video Credit: Lifetime]

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Major two day food coma after the outrageous foodie fandango of T Day.
    But sign me up for some champagne, of course.
    This challenge looks like its gonna be FUN.

    • Call me Bee

      Hey hi!  I’d love to join you.  Sounds like a nice holiday. 
      I’ll get the next round, though I imbibed a lot over the last week while spending the holiday in Seattle with my darling daughter and her BF.  I may have to switch to seltzer at some point.  And–I may have to duck out early as well–much to do, much to do…

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        (Scooting over a seat) have a sit down, or as Katie Hepburn once said “Have a seat, Peg, rest your hands and face.” This Holiday whirl thingy is a bit much, innit?

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

          Was that quote from Desk Set by any chance?  Joan Blondell played Peg in that movie.  It’s one of my favorites.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Bless you for recognizing it. It’s from the hilarious Xmas party scene, which for me is worth the price of admission to watch Hepburn and Blondell majorly soused.

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

             Desk Set was cute, and one of my mom’s favorites too — though it doesn’t quite crack my top list:)  Hepburn and Tracy movies were a major hallmark of my childhood, to the point my only daughter is named after her.  Personally, I think Adam’s Rib was probably my favorite of their movies together, with The Philadelphia Story (anti-feminist currents and all) being my favorite movie of all time. 

    • Qitkat

      *foodie fandango*  :-)
      I will have to steal that!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Lessee, 9 people, all of them Serious Foodies. 5 appetizer dishes, 12 dishes at table, 5 desserts, cocktails, champagne and Beaujolais Nouveau. Insanely delicious, and also, just insane. That is a Foodie Fandango. (Burp)

        • Call me Bee

          Sounds fab!  Our dinner was cooked by newlyeds, but they did a fine job.  The pumpkin pie was the best–even better than mine! 

  • SapphoPoet

    Happy Holidays, Kittens. I think I’ll start with a glass of dry sherry; it will go nicely with the color scheme in the bar. 

    I’m a few weeks into radiation and it seems to be going fine. Eyelashes and eyebrows are starting to grow back in, as is my hair. I have fuzz all around except on top; I look like I have male pattern baldness. However, I’m damn happy to see any hair. :)

    Hugs to all my fellow Kittens going through this; I hope you are all doing well and wish you strength and fortitude. Onward!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Congrats on the slow but steady return of your hair. Sound like you’re doing well just now.

      • SapphoPoet

        Thank you, yes, I’m feeling much, much better. I’ve also returned to spin class, which is knocking the stuffing out of me, but in a good way.

        • Qitkat

          You are inspiring. I can talk myself out of exercise for the flimsiest of reasons.
          Best wishes for continued health and fortitude yourself, and return of hair.

          • SapphoPoet

            Thanks much; I’m usually that way about exercise, too. :)

    • NDC_IPCentral

      You sound strong, girlfriend, and I’m pulling for you.  Hope your skin is holding up; radiation can be so devastating – blisters, all that bad stuff.  My hair seems to be growing on my head, but I’m thinking I may be losing my eyelashes again, and the brows are no-shows.  I’m determined that they’ll come back eventually.

      Good for you on the aerobic exercise; I was at a Gold’s Gym Sunday morning, and the endorphins that come from exercise are really picker-uppers.  All that strengthening helps in the battle, m’dear.  Keep it up!

      • Qitkat

        Apparently minimal brows are all the rage (see Jessica Chastain). How is your neuropathy doing? Going away I hope. I wish I had some real BK’s for gym support. It gets lonely out there. But if I ever have to fight the big C, it is heartening to know there is a built-in community of support right here. 

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Oh, Qitkat, having a gym buddy absolutely is the way to get your reluctant self into the spandex and sneaks.  I wish I had one for the powerwalking that I do when time and conditions permit.  You’re both not wanting to work out, but you think of the other, and… you go to the gym and all feel so much better for it.

          The neuropathy, which begins to diminish starting at about 2 weeks after the infusion but never has disappeared, is returning and spreading a wee bit.  I couldn’t discern hot from cold touches on some spots on the top of my left foot at the doctor’s this morning, but he felt it was close on to my response a month ago.  More testing tomorrow afternoon.  What was rough was the pain in my knee, ankle and foot joints for 60 hours last week.  Unrelenting and akin to being battered with a lead pipe.  This sure ain’t for sissies.  But yes, heavens forfend you join our ranks, but you’ll have a caring crew to support you if it (or any other health calamity – we are non-judgmental!) occurs.

          • Qitkat

            Neuropathy is such a bitch. And that kind of prolonged pain, wow, I really sympathize. All the BK’s seem so strong who are dealing with affects of chemo. It can’t be easy to hang tough, but I know you cherish your friends and family who help you cope. It’s remarkable how the body and brain interprets pain. There’s a lot of amazing research going on about it. Saw a recent Charlie Rose episode about pain which featured a Nobel winning brain doctor. Fascinating, and such an important field with much to learn.

          • formerlyAnon

             Oh, NDC, sorry to hear that you’re suffering for the anti-recurrence insurance your Taxol may provide.  Hoping things do not get Worse.  (And that the hair re-growth continues!) Feeling good enough to go to the gym is a good sign, I hope.

        • formerlyAnon

          I’ve found exercise buddies in the oddest of people, sometimes, so hope you get lucky.

          But the best way I found to get regular about exercise is to keep trying and failing until it  “takes” – meaning you can actually remember, in a dim, intellectual way, what you *like* about it well enough to have that tip you over into actually going, which, sometimes, helps you to remember to go again.

          In my case, it has major anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects that I really, really like – though it took me 20 years of re-discovering this property over and over again – mostly during crisis points in my emotional life – before my dim brain and indolent nature allowed me to put things together and establish a regular & self-reinforcing habit.  Though like a former drinker, I’m all too aware that I’m subject to relapse.

          • Qitkat

            Thanks for the exercise encouragement fAnon and @NDC_IPCentral:disqus  too. I need to remember the challenges faced by other BK’s and how they just get their grit on. You too SapphoPoet.

        • DeborahJozayt

          Have you tried swimming instead of a gym? I don’t know why, but every time I go to our local pool, every regular around me turns into my personal cheerleader, wholeheartedly advocating for my success in good health :D 

          …Except for that lady who flosses and leaves her food particles all over the locker room mirror. She’s a bitch.

          • Qitkat

            I ought to. It’s been suggested to me by physical therapists and others. I’m a little ashamed to admit I feel very self-conscious in a swim suit. But I ought to get over it, I know.

          • DeborahJozayt

            I was when I first started, too! There are some women there who wear wet suits, which is probably for warmth rather than coverage, but after a while I just got used to looking wobbly and nobbly like everyone else, and no one there really stares unless they’re 4. Took about a month of being around a bunch of old women and moms to go “Screw it. I’m not hiding behind a towel anymore!” 

            I’ve seen some gals use the olympic type swimsuits that cover the legs, which is probably something I would want as I lose more weight, but you almost always have to buy them online. Just a thought!

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

             You also learn when your pool is quiet pretty quickly which minimizes your exposure to other eyes. 

            And just picture me at the pool and you’ll feel better.  I wear a swim cap (to protect my already dry long hair from any more chemicals than necessary), goggles, and a nose plug — I look ridiculous.  (Though I do now have a good plug that just clamps instead of my first couple that used a strap, which ran along with the strap for my goggles over the side of my rubberized alien shaped head… yeah, it’s a hot look)

    • Call me Bee

      Return of hair!  Fabulous!  But hair aside, I’m happy you’re feeling better.  Hate to see any of our Precious UBF/BKs feeling funky. 

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Sending good, healing thoughts to SapphoPoet and NDC_IPC Central!

    • formerlyAnon

       Congrats on the hair regrowth & that radiation is starting well. Every week is a week closer to being done!!!

  • watchmeboogie

    Whooooo boys, this bitter kitten is definitely more rotund than before. Many many glasses of booze and many plates of rich indulgences have set up camp on my hips.

    • formerlyAnon

       Good luck driving some of them away before the Christmas campers join them.

      I’ve been doing well, so far, through the first weeks of the Halloween -Thanksgiving – Christmas/Festivus/Your Solstice Holiday of Choice – New Year’s excuse-to-indulge season, but it’s only been possible because I know & dread the perils yet ahead. (I’ve lost considerable weight before, and while I’ll always fluctuate, I am never, never, never going to let myself get that far behind the 8 ball again. Imagine Scarlett & Tara & “as God is my witness.” That’s how I mean that.)

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

         Been there, honey!  I went from 145 to 220 (see the love I have for you all, I’m willing to give real numbers! :) and with a very LONG time — about 2 years of work but interrupt and set back partially through pregnancies — I got down to 135.  I’m up a bit from that now and lacking the motivation to get down immediately but I will NEVER go back to that weight.

        • formerlyAnon

          Oh, I know the feeling! I lost half of mine (no, I am superstitious about naming numbers – but the grand total was about 70 lbs) “easily” through emotional distress that left me too wrought up to eat and which motivated fanatical recourse to exercise for its anti-anxiety effects.  The rest was a long, erratic, two steps forward, one step back process that I never want to pursue again. I deeply resent all the emotional energy I’ve put into my weight over the years – especially since when I was young and thin, thinking that I was not thin enough tainted a lot of time – and I am not going to have to physically fight it again. Especially now since I’m middle aged and facing the reality that more and more of my time is spent with the actual *real* health issues of myself and others. (So far, mostly others. Knock wood for as long as it lasts.)

          Speaking of which, I hope you’re doing well. Or at least better.

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

             Still playing on the drug merry-go-round, trying to find something that will work and have manageable side effects.  The most recent makes me feel like my skin is crawling every time I lay down, so I can sleep — but it has given me time to do the most awesome nails ever: the Death Star blowing up Aldaaran on my thumbs and the Battle of Yavin on my fingers.  It took 4 nights total and many thanks for ambidexterity:) It’s also why I’m not worrying about being 10 up from my best — I’m monitoring to stay under 160 (for me, that’s a 12 which is only a bit heavier than I like) but I’m more concerned with getting the health under control first.

            Mostly, though, I’ve just been working like crazy which is why I’m so late!

          • formerlyAnon

             Well good luck. Hope they hit the magic drug or drug combo soon. You seem admirably energetic and upbeat in the pursuit of a “new normal”, but it’s got to have become a rather tiresome slog, to say the least.

  • Louise Bryan

    Houseful of picky eaters did nothing for my appetite, nor did that Tofurky thing my sister brought.  I’ll pass on indulging as I have too much statistics homework.

    • l_c_ann

      I have macrobiotic friends who were treated to a Tofurky one Thanksgiving.  They’re now back to being omnivores.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Honestly, I need a t shirt that says “omnivorous, and proud”. The thought of tofurkey makes me shudder.

        • Qitkat

          I ate a tofu hotdog. Once. Barf. Tofurkey sounds ominous.
          I made turkey soup from the bones of our 21# bird. Delicious. I still have enough to share with the BK’s.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Good on you for using that carcass. It’s a terrible shame to waste it.

          • MilaXX

             on the flip side my vegetarian dinner at the hospital had a big piece of white fish. I am deathly allergic to all seafood. I had to ask them when did fish become a vegetable.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            WTF?!!!!!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Jeebus, they were courting allergy upon allergy.  Horrifying.  Y’know, it’s really scary to think that less aware patients, and they are legion, could have not noticed or not objected.  I’ve had to correct nurses upon occasion in This Medical Year, too.  Glad you pulled your caregivers/meal deliverers up short.

          • Qitkat

            Hospitals are scary enough without having a new problem visited upon you because of poor quality control. They deserved your wrath. Glad you caught it in time, and that you now can be thankful for the good medical care you did get and get right on with your recovery. Keep on feeling better. Virtual hugs too. 

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

            Why, oh, why do so many hospitals serve such wretched vegetarian food?  I was in the hospital for a two weeks earlier this year after a (thankfully) mild stroke.  I was served chicken in the acute care hospital although my chart should have said I was vegetarian. The food in the rehab hospital was mostly canned crap.  The care from the nurses, doctors and therapists was wonderful, but the food was just terrible!

            For a vegetarian, I roast a really good turkey for the carnivores in the family.  I’ve always used the recipe from James Beard’s book Theory and Practice of Good Cooking.  It works every time.

          • MilaXX

            I got them back by barfing up the shepard’s pie I didn’t know had ground meat in it. Staff was nice, food was awful.

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

             Eggplant parmesgiana (sp?), ratatouille, quiche florentine, my amazing portobella pasta salad, any number of pasta dishes, macaroni and cheese, red beans and rice, mushroom risotto… is it really that freaking hard?!?  I love meat, and I have not a single ethical issue with my top of the food chain status, but there are a lot of great vegetarian dishes.

            (I also am boggled by recipes for spaghetti sauce.  YOU DO NOT NEED SUGAR OR OIL TO OVERPOWER YOUR SAUCE, PEOPLE!!!  I had one at my in-laws with 14 grams of fat per serving for a vegetarian sauce — you can add sweetness with herbs if your tomatoes don’t have enough and flavor with spices and vegetable choices.  End food rant of a long time dieter.)

          • Melvis Velour

            I remember when my late Great Aunt Prunella (yes, really) was in the hospital and the orderly brought her dinner which was a plate of different colored mashed up goo and she looked at me and said “…and when did HAL start cooking the swill in this place?”   It took me a moment to realize she was referring to the goo the astronauts were eating on 2001: A Space Odyssey.

            Being the well brought up Great Nephew, I immediately went out and got her a take out of NC style pulled pork, hushpuppies, greens and Brunswick stew from her favorite hole in the wall in downtown Raleigh which she relished.

            They don’t make ‘em like her anymore…

          • formerlyAnon

            Oh, you WERE well brought up! Decent food brought into the hospital is a blessing of grace and mercy. (As long as it doesn’t completely tip the patient over into crisis, since so often what we want is contra-indicated.)

            My ex- brought in hot, fresh, Thai take-out after the birth of our first – and hung out in an ergonomically impossible visitors’ chair and ate with me. One of those “ah, at least at one time we worked” memories.

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

             I like that story.  One of my favorite memories of my dad was when he was doing chemo before his death and I would sit with him through his treatments.  I’d bring him food every 2 hours — a full meal, for some reason he was always starving during chemo, and never got sick — and we’d watch history specials and debate the significance of the subjects.

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

             Yet when I had a TINY sensitivity to egg whites — not even an allergy, so much as signs that I may develop one someday that occur when eating large amounts of egg by itself — I couldn’t get virtually ANYTHING to eat because it was all made with eggs and I was down as having an allergy.  Christ those systems are weird!

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

            Tofurky isn’t bad, but it really can’t compare to my roast turkey.  It is rather dry and the baste they tell you to use doesn’t add much.  I’d really like to have tried a Gardein faux turkey this year, but I couldn’t find one. Field Roast makes a faux turkey, but it’s pretty bad, IMHO.

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

             If you spend enough time exploring, you can probably find a better method for moisturizing the faux meat. 

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I think I”d like that tshirt, too.  I’ve been holding off the weight gain by peddling madly at the local gym!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            My cardio bike is staring at me, wiggling its pedals and saying,”Well?”

          • formerlyAnon

             I do hope your retort is cutting. The tools in our quest for healthier and more svelte selves should not be allowed to get uppity.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            I blithely informed it that it could quite easily be put on Craigslist, and replaced with a new stand mixer.

        • BuffaloBarbara

           As well it should.  My mom’s stepsister made it for us once.  The texture of crystallized mush, tasting like turkey cup-o-soup with dried chives.

  • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

    Wish I could watch along with all of you, but alas, I have to wait til tomorrow to see it on their website. However, I wouldn’t mind a nice glass of something in the meantime. 

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I always have to watch in the morning, before work. But come on over and share a glass of bubbly with me and Bee

      • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

         Thank you kindly. I shall return for a second one after I’ve taken the 8 year old to my sister’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

    I had a detached retina in my left eye and had to have surgery on it. Then I had to keep my head facing the floor for two weeks.  to keep the gas bubble they put in in the right place to hold the retina in place.

    • Sweetbetty

       How in the world did you manage to do that for two whole weeks?

      • MilaXX

         your week sounds as much fun as mine was

    • Qitkat

      Remarkable! Walking upright looking the world straight on must be quite sweet after that ordeal.

    • minnye

      Oh, you poor thing! My beloved aunt had the same procedure. No fun :(

    • NDC_IPCentral

      You poor thing.  I had a retinal tear two years ago and was in peril of developing a detachment.  It didn’t happen, but ye gods, the operation (and that would have been the third for me to undergo in 2 months that late summer/early fall) sounded horrifying, and that positioning of the head would have made working and doing much of anything quite impossible.  I hope you’re ok now.  You’ll be seeing your retina doc for a couple of years on follow-up; I was just graduated by mine in October.

      Good luck!

    • Call me Bee

      Oh my!  Is all back where it belongs?  Can you have some bubbly? 

    • formerlyAnon

       I hope the past tense means you are now allowed upright. It must be a huge feeling of freedom.

  • Jessi03

    This kitten is SO fat!  Part of me wishes it were Robert Rodriguez the director.  ”It needs more explosions…and mariachis!”

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Champers with the BKs and PUFs!  What a fine way to end a long Thursday.  I see Kiltedntiltd, Call me Bee. SapphoPoet, and MajorBedhead, comrades in commentary and snarkery.  Hey, y’all *waving*  How much hand-wringing will we have to endure from Josh/Miss Clinique in this episode?  ‘Cause I think his tailoring abilities for the gents are probably pretty punk.  Ivy for the auf?  I wonder how Emilio will do; my money’s still on him.

    As to TG, and the day and a half after, massive fatigue and tremendous joint pain from Big Dose o’ Chemo #3 administered on the 20th.  That made giving thanks a bit strained, but it passed, and my fabulous fambly in the Commonwealth was most considerate and caring.  Good vittles, and yes, when my appetite kicked in after the holiday I returned home with a couple of lbs that I’m determined to jettison, and some has disappeared already.

    Hard to believe that December is two days away!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Yo, NDC! Great to see you, digitally speaking. As for Josh, if you recall the challenge when they had to restyle the rockabilly band, his effort was more “Boys in the Band” than rockabilly. He might just have the right vibe to pull off an androgynous look. But I’m with you about Emilio!
      And I’m heartened to hear that things seem to be continuing o. A good track for you personally, regardless of the interference with Thanksgiving indulgences.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Sweet thang!  Always a pleasure to encounter you, and that’s no interwebtubes BS, I assure you.

        Being somewhat west of Beantown last week was the furthest I’ve traveled in the past 10 1/2 months, so it was a Big Deal.  Having a wunnerful brother and his extraordinary wife (my CA inspiration as she’s a 2x BCA survivor) and a loving niece and nephew made that trip a joy.

        My oncologist, who’d been rather pessimistic about me and this maintenance dose protocol, was quite optimistic about me when I saw him Tuesday – happy with my blood levels and lungs, referring me to a neurologist for a baseline test of function of my neuropathic tootsies.  I seem to be on sched for Dose #4 on the 18th, which will have me manifesting all the pain and fatigue symptoms on the 20th when I fly out to the Mitten State for a week with my wonderful sister and her fambly.  That will be the first air travel in a year, too.  Cigar tube of germs, just what an immunocompromised gal needs.  Yiii.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          With the good wishes of all us BKs to support you, you’ll get through that plane trip without a hitch.

        • formerlyAnon

           Thrilled (no, really, I am) to hear your oncologist was optimistic! And I admire your grit. The visit will be worthwhile, but not everyone would gather up their will, make the plans, take the appropriate protective and palliative measures, and actually do it.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            formerlyAnon, it may be that he realizes I’m pretty determined to go through as much of the maintenance protocol as I can (am I a chemo junkie, I wonder?), but I will do what he says, if he decides the side effects become too dire.  I have truly spectacular physicians – experienced, wise, caring and compassionate.  I know they’re crafting the best treatment plan for me, with the goal being the longest remission/recovery possible.  He even used the c-u-r-e word … wowie.

            As for being back in The Mitten State – I have family and very dear friends out there, so all will be fine, I’m sure.  My sis, though younger than I, can be like a fierce mama bear looking after me, so I won’t get into exposure trouble.  It’s just that airplanes are such pools of miasma – a self contained environment of recirculated air.  Lots of sanitizer, scrupulous custody of the hands away from face, and hand-washing the minute I am jettisoned from the jet!

    • Call me Bee

      Glad to hear you’re feeling better.  Cancer–and chemo–just sux, don’t it?  nad enjoy your chamapgne–you deserve it!! 

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

    Herds of pumpkin pie were slaughtered.
    Days after Thanksgiving, I sat around waiting to spontaneously combust. It hasn’t happened…..YET….

  • Qitkat

    La, la, la, ladidah. WTF?
    Love the windows in this bar.
    I’m looking forward to the trip to Paris. Ought to be soon I would think.
    Cheers to all the Bitter Kittens tonight. Just had an early eggnog with whiskey. Probably not the last for the evening.

  • minnye

    Drinking a Bitter American and making spaghetti & meatballs over here. The boys are putting Christmas lights on the tree so I have a few moments to surf without a 3-y.o. trying to take over the keyboard. In the spirit of the facebook things-i’m-thankful-for (which I am NOT doing) I truly appreciate this blog for the fashion education, stellar writing & laughs, AND the great virtual community. Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season thus far.

  • random_poster

    No one went POOF at the end of the video. Boo…

  • Call me Bee

    I kinda forgot about PR for a while.  And I didn’t miss it!  But I’d never miss seeing all the PUFBKs.  Or, of course, Uncles Tom and Lorenzo. 
    Busy as a bee (ha!) getting ready for a local Arts/Crafts show this weekend.  It’s actually to showcase The Hubs’ wood working–he’s been making tables with reclaimed wood and antique treadle sewing machine bases.  We’ll try to sell a few (one, even…) at this show, then they will be on Etsy.  I’m whipping up a few traditional quilted table toppers and runners, along with a pillow or two. 
    And–of course–I’ve left a bunch of work to the last minute…because that’s just What I Do.  *sigh*  But shoud be fun. 

    This PR challenge should prove interesting, since making men’s wear always seems to flummux the designers.   And watching that never gets old. LOL…

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Well lets be honest here and say this show has never been about anything other than finding America’s next top women’s ready to wear designer. Menswear is not even a realistic part of the game. It’s as bogus as the “real woman” challenges.

      • Call me Bee

        So true! 

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

         This was the worst challenge ever for my PR home game playalong… menswear, androgyny, and avant garde.  I don’t do them.  I don’t want to do them.  I don’t even enjoy trying to stretch my creative muscles by thinking about doing them.  I worked instead.  Results were great though!

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

      I have the same problem with last minute. I am wondering what the hell made me think that I could work full time (of course, I’m a grown person with a mortgage) and go to school full time (of course, I should have finished my degree when I was younger, but I had partying to do, and part time was taking too long) and “just sell a few things on Etsy” all at once. OF COURSE people want to buy stuff off Etsy at Xmas. I am gonna have to remove my listings lest I fail my final exams, but I need the money! Oh, the drama! Hang it all, it’s PR time! Drinks and menswear distraction!

      • Call me Bee

        Oh that’s funny.  But it can be done!  I’d like to go back to school next september, but then, I’m retired, so no pesky job responsibilities.  

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

         Just remember, you can sleep when you’re dead!  :D 

  • ghopping

    I GET SO EXCITED FOR MENSWEAR CHALLENGES WAHOOOO. I mean, really though. They rarely happen in project runway, and that’s cray.

  • MilaXX

    oh dearest BK’s I have just gotten out of the hospital , how I missed you all. BTW, that propofol,is some serious stuff. Apparently I had an allergic reaction and  the doctors administered that. I have no recollection of anything past Sunday morning. Since I’m still a little under the weather I’ll be sipping lemonade. Hopefully everyone else is doing well.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Mila!!!!!
      Welcome back to the fold, m’dear. At least if you had to have a bad reaction, you managed to be blacked out for it. It is these small mercies that mean a lot. No?

    • NDC_IPCentral

      We really can get our Sick Ward on, can’t we?  So sorry that you were ill, and I hope that allergy source has been identified so that you can engage in Major Avoidance.  Propofol is what did in The Gloved One, wasn’t it?  That’s a serious drug.

      • MilaXX

        Yes it and I could see the appeal. I was completely unconscious from Saturday night til Tuesday afternoon.

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

           I was going through a horribly bout of insomnia when he died, and nothing was working (everything they could give needed illegal doses).  When I heard how it happened, my first thought was: where does one find a doctor like that?  That sounds wonderful!  When I told the shrink who was treating my insomnia this, he got a lot more invested in finding a solution:) 

    • minnye

      Feel better soon.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh my!!  So nice to see you up and about. 

    • formerlyAnon

       What a dreadful time you’ve had. Like everyone else, I hope the cause is determined and is avoidable. And that circumstances allow you to baby/indulge yourself just a little bit more than is medically required.

  • demidaemon

    Does anyone else see that thumbnail of the male model and think, “Totally getting (insert sexual act here) face?” That’s all I can see.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Hee hee hee! You saw that too. Eh? I’m sure that is exactly what they intended we would all think.

    • Pennymac

       Oh, thank God I wasn’t the only one….

      • formerlyAnon

         I was beginning to wonder if I was developing teenage boy brain when that thought danced across my mind’s eye (and, yes, it did, with visuals).

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Love the bar! It’s a tad chilly here, so I’ think I’ll just sip a mug of hot cider as I watch the shenanigans tonight!

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

    NOT fatter. I happen to be 20 lbs less fat than I was on September first, when I started trying to be less fat. I have to be 30 lbs less fat to be slim, but I am officially two sizes smaller, and I went out on Thanksgiving for karaoke with my fiance and every fella that didn’t know we were together hit on me, so I am pretty happy. The only complaint I have is that skinnying up seems to have made it impossible for me to get warm, so I am going to have to watch PR with frikkin’ legwarmers, a blanket, and a hat on, after spending all day at work with a wool scarf and kneesocks in my cube. Not fashion forward, man. Thankfully, champagne is still in my meal plan, so that and my burly manimal plus the return of my favorite show should help!

    • Call me Bee

      Big congratulations, Sarah!  That is a great accomplishment.  Wishing you continued success! 

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

        Thank you! I am going to NYC for New Years, so I’m hoping that I’ll be -30 by then…I’ve already got the cocktail dresses for the occaison for insurance that I will be!

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

      Congrats, Sarah!  I know when I lost weight I was cold all the time.  Are tights in style right now?  They’re warm or warmish -better than bare legs or regular stockings anyway.  

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

        Yeah, I think that tights are always in style, depending on how you wear them. Unfortunately, I’m a redheaded pale lady, prone to hives. Close fitting things like tights, shapewear, and workout gear tend to make them flare up, hence my adherence to kneesocks. Ah, modern times. My Irish grandmother Eileen never had to deal with these problems.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I cooked for eight, with four people in attendance, two of them light-eating senior citizens.  Hmm.  But I had my favorite cranberry dish, cranberry fool, which totally beats out cranberry sauce (whip up some fresh cream with a smidge of powdered sugar, then put some cranberries in the blender and fold it in; it’s like cranberry ice cream).  Pumpkin pie, turkey, potatoes, beans with a little honey in them, cranberry stuffing… all the fixin’s.  As to whether I’m heavier, well…

    Leftovers did last a while, though.

    • Qitkat

      Mmmm, I’ll have to try your cranberry recipe. And not wait til next T’giving. So it uses fresh cranberries?

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yup.  I just tossed all but a few (which I used for the stuffing) into the blender on “chop.”  I added a little water; it seems to help the blender out.  I’d thought about saving a few aside for garnish on top (I usually serve it in wine glasses, chilled), but I forgot this year.

  • Pennymac

    I missed our last Lounge, and then had turkey in Florida after a 525 mile drive. I am so looking forward to the psuedo-drama of PR and the Godawful Drama Queens. The Godawful Drama Queens in my real life have been considerably over active this week.

    And since it’s in the 20′s here, a hot buttered rum sounds dandy!

  • Polka_Dotty

    I lost weight over the T-day weekend! Healthy eating (fish, not fowl) will do that for you. Enough gloating. I’ll have a Coke float, please.

    • formerlyAnon

       In these circumstances, gloating is allowed.

  • Call me Bee

    Ok so what is up with Miss Carolyn’s eye makeup?  Yikes. 

  • alula_auburn

    Whee!  I spent Thanksgiving in the Hague with my brother and family, cooking a turkey that apparently practically required a mortgage for said brother to acquire.  So now I have a terrible, Trans-Atlantic flight cold and severe baby withdrawal from my niece.  But I also have egg drop soup, my kitties on my electric blanket, and an hour of alleged “edgy, androgynous” designs to dish over with you lovelies.

  • MintaHallWriter

    So tell me why the heck the women are wearing heels when they KNOW they have to do running around and stairs at Mood?  Does that make sense?

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Man, I hate the jittery, try-to-inject-some-something-edgy camerawork.  That bespeaks of a LOT of desperation, Bunim-Murray and Lifetime.

  • MintaHallWriter

    They should go around and ask each one:
    Define “avant garde”
    Define “androgyny”
     

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

      I really wish PR would stop trying to do the avant-garde thing. None of the designers can ever pull it off and it just leaves the viewers wanting to tear their hair out.

  • Jasmaree

    What I’m hearing from the designers:

    “I don’t really do androgyny so I’m gonna do a dress/woman’s suit and try to masculine it up with trimmings and unexpected fabric choices.”

  • Polka_Dotty

    The show is only an hour. Must we document the trip to Mood every single week?

    • Stubenville

      Apparently not, because that would require actual thought. Like maybe do a screen inset with them running around Mood while showing them cutting and sewing on the main screen?

    • NDC_IPCentral

      At least this evening, for the first time that I can remember, I’m seeing the designers making, placing and cutting around pattern pieces.  That’s more “manufacturing” than we usually see from these producers.

  • MintaHallWriter

    OOOhhh. Love the male + female models thing.  At least they gave them an extra day.

    • Polka_Dotty

      Menswear on men? What a concept!

  • Jasmaree

    Did Kayne just try to subtly find out if that model was single?

    • alula_auburn

      It wasn’t all that subtle!

      • Jasmaree

        He sounded soooo disappointed when he started talking about his sisters. So obviously not what he intended to say.

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

    I’m so glad that it wasn’t a secret menswear look after they’d already cut their fabric. That would’ve been kind of douchey. 

    • BuffaloBarbara

       Yeah, that’s what I was thinking… how in the world would that work, if they’re working on the wrong measurements?!

      • Polka_Dotty

        Those guys are pretty slim; some of them are almost fitting into the women’s wear as it is.

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

          True – an interesting challenge might be adapting thriftstore women’s clothes for men. 

  • BPlease

    Can I ask why it appears Anthony Ryan is the anointed one?  He missed the finals, is not largely regarded as having been robbed, is pedestrian as all hell (third-rate Narciso Rodriguez, but a little worse), and is one of the annoying more recent PR contestants who is never above shilling his story – I’m glad he’s in apparent good health, but I simply don’t effing care about that. 

    Why in the world does it seem like he already has this in the bag, when Ulli and Emilio (or: insert your favored contestants) are still around?

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

    Every week it cracks me up to see those feet go walking by in the commercial bumper — belong to someone who cannot walk in those heels! Why did they do that? 

    –GothamTomato

  • Stubenville

    Late to the party dealing with a merchant who cancelled my order of earlier today because, frankly, their employees are stupid. It was Sears for replacement appliance parts. 

    I’ll have a glass of a nice full bodied Bordeaux, please.

    • Polka_Dotty

      The Brave Little Toaster?

      • Stubenville

        Ordered a bunch o stuff, added up to over $49. Woo hoo! free shipping to my house. The vacuum cleaner bags apparently weren’t in stock so the total fell below $49. Instead of asking me if I wanted to pay for shipping or substitute something else, Sears cancelled the entire order.  The order status shows shipped and the detail shows it’s ready for pickup at my local store (an option I didn’t select.) WTF Sears?

        • Call me Bee

          Sears has an awful customer service track record.  Good luck with that…

  • Pennymac

    Anthony, Josh is not androgynous!

    • Stubenville

      Nor is he human, apparently.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      but he does wear plenty of makeup.  he’s trying.

  • Stubenville

    Ballroom dancing indeed.

    • sleepycat

      Darn I thought it would be drag queens. T.T (I only watched the little youtube clip)

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

    I feel like Emilio’s model (Aminat?) is perfect for this challenge because she almost has a Grace Jones flavor (albeit more femme). I bet/hope he styles her in that direction. 

  • alula_auburn

    Uli is ADORABLE.  Even Joanna cannot resist!  Step off, Althea.

  • dharmabum8

    Uli saying ball room is in my top ten favorite PR workroom moments. Ha.

  • zelavie

    Oh, Kayne.

  • Stubenville

    YEA – football n’ stuff.

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

    Casanova, what the fuck are you doing?

  • ChristinaRi

    Oh, these boys are soooo cute.  I want this episode to be 2 hours!

  • Stubenville

    Abby? I want to shoot my TV. Just stop it NOW, Lifetime.

    • Polka_Dotty

      My life would be perfection if Honey Boo Boo and her mom joined Dance Moms.

      • ChristinaRi

        And then they all stepped into the next space ship for mars, you mean?

  • dschubba

    This show is one hour long, but we still get 39 minutes of try-hard catty designer quips.

  • dharmabum8

    I wonder if Uli and Emilio ever swapped scarves…

  • zelavie

    Ooh, heels on a man!  That’s REALLY androgynous!

    I don’t think these guys know the difference between androgyny and cross-dressing.

    • alula_auburn

      It’s as edgy as a nerf ball.

      • MintaHallWriter

         Yuk!  Good one!

    • formerlyAnon

       I fear you’re right and it’s making me weep.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Hmm… Will Ivy and Casanova have to break out the nightlock berries in the end?

    • Stubenville

      As I understand it, they are no longer friends. So I assume that means she gets schmauffed first.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I thought he just no longer worked for her, which could mean anything.

      • guest2visits

         Yay!   (in a barely concealed, evil joy)   That would be nice.

  • alula_auburn

    Is there a bad analogy contest going on?  Helen Keller, umbilical cords at the hip. . .

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2052589 Merrie Davidson

      Do they know that the miracle worker was Annie Sullivan?

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

        Yeah, I’m not sure what becoming like Helen Keller would accomplish?

        • alula_auburn

          Well, if it got Josh to shut up. . .

      • formerlyAnon

         What this crew does not know is vast and uncharted, apparently.

  • ChristinaRi

    Josh has to become Helen Keller??   I dunno about the blind part but I do endorse the mute part.

    • Stubenville

      Perhaps he’s confusing Ann Sullivan with Annie Lennox.

  • Polka_Dotty

    Josh, Helen Keller wasn’t a fashion designer.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      and helen keller wasn’t the miracle worker, ann sullivan was.  but anyways……

  • dschubba

    Is Anthony Ryan the only one with a watch?

  • MintaHallWriter

    Oh, Josh, Josh, Josh…
    Do you think if we took up a collection, he could learn to keep his mouth shut?
    Prob’bly not, huh?

    • Stubenville

      But we might buy a locking ball gag.

  • Stubenville

    Based on the workroom, it looks like there is going to be a whole lot of fugly hurled down the runway tonight…

  • MintaHallWriter

    Shall we start a betting pool as to who has the fugliest?  (NOT necessarily the same as the one most likely to be axed…)

  • Introspective

    Ok Im just gonna say nothing about the clothes yet- but can we talk about the dreckitude that these contestants are ordering up for makeup?? If i heard “rock star” one more time as the theme for someones styling I was gonna hurl.

    I see disaster coming after the current commercial break…

    • MoHub

      “Rock Star” is the new “Smoky Eye.”

  • guest2visits

    Hello all recovering turkey addicts!  I may have a little too much leftover tryptophan haze but… this is alot, isn’t it?
    Avant garde, androgyny, a matching theme/pair, … and hey, a GUY!  Plus no room for less than perfect tailoring… I’m tired already.

  • CozyCat

    “For the first time ever!”

    DRINK!

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

    Holiday was awesome!  My sister had the genius idea of having me make a Thanksgiving lunch.  Oh how we ate.  And then we went to Thanksgiving dinner at my aunts house.  Definitely fatter, but that’s less because of the food and more because of not getting out to exercise.  We’ll see how we can work in some movement to prevent not fitting in clothes.  All that matters to me is that I fit cleanly into my nice jeans.

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

    Schmeidi 2.0 really cannot pull off these fussy high-fashion looks. Doesn’t help that they’re often kinda fugly.

    Oh my god Althea, there IS such a thing as too much purple.

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

      Haha in re Althea: I was thinking she got stuck with her fabrics, because they’re very womanly. 

  • Stubenville

    No Laura Kathleen, it reads UGLY.

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

    Haha all the men got stuck in women’s fabrics. 

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

    Kaynebow’s going home, it seems like. 

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

    Okay, there is a lot of fug on that runway, but Emilio’s was pretty fucking amazing. Not avant-garde, but pretty incredible.

    • Pennymac

       I loved it!

    • annaplurabelle

       This. If he doesn’t win this week, it’ll be the second time he was robbed.

  • Polka_Dotty

    So, androgynus = space aliens?

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

      No no, that’s avant garde. Androgynous means tunics, it seems the general idea was. 

      • formerlyAnon

         Oh lord, the truth in that observation.

  • Stubenville

    Casanova – circus costumes?

  • Clueless_Jock

    Wow everything was uniformly awful.

    • Polka_Dotty

      The models seem embarrassed.

  • dharmabum8

    Bye Kaynebow! Your sparkly unicorn is waiting by the door to take you home….

  • NDC_IPCentral

    EXECRABLE camerawork!  Sheesh, we could barely see the clothes.

    Emilio!  I really liked his two garments.  Confident and meeting the challenge’s requirements.

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

      Bad editing, too. I don’t need to have an epileptic seizure while trying to focus on a garment. 

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

    Aww Ivy’s trying so hard to be non-confrontational and Josh is determined to start shit. 

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

      It’s pretty funny how he keeps trying to pick a fight and Ivy just does not give a shit.

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

        Ivy’s just like, “I’m going to sit here and think of when the judges praised my work and you can just dig yourself deeper, eyebrow-boy.” 

  • Pennymac

    oooh, snap. You’ve been told, Ivy!

  • alula_auburn

    Wow, Josh, you. . .made Ivy look saintly in dealing with your obnoxious ass without smacking you one.  Well done?

  • Call me Bee

    I really liked Althea’s coats.  THought she’d be on top. 

    • Qitkat

      She ought to have been. Great challenge, but producers’ edit all over it.

  • Jasmaree

    Wait…where did that argument come from? Josh just randomly activated bitch mode.

    • Call me Bee

      Creative editing. 

  • BPlease

    Fuck, will no stitch Josh’s mouth shut?  Such an asshole, always.

     

    • Stubenville

      Shall we substitute Superglue for his lip gloss?

      • blondie65

        Yes please!

  • MintaHallWriter

    Laura Kathleen’s stuff is seriously fugly
     

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

    Uli’s reminds me of Jerell, amusingly enough. TRIMTASTIC. 

  • MintaHallWriter

    Emilio’s stuff is GORGEOUS. Love the color. He’s my winner.

    • Jasmaree

      It, somehow, looks like he had so much more time than everyone else.

    • Polka_Dotty

      Send the other five home. Send them all home! Just give it to Emilio already.

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

      THIS. I want him to win. But they won’t give it to him because he’s too low-key this season for this group of drama whores. 

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

    I love Emilio’s. “Too heavily reliant on a hat” my ass. It’s cabaret fabulous. 
    Oh Kaynebow. You made clown clothes. 

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

      Kayne’s is just painfully, aggressively ugly. 

    • Iroqhard

      Indeed. They came out and everyone said “WOW!”. The hats stay. 

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

      You know, I totally forgot I vowed to not watch this anymore (although technically I was playing scrabble with it on in the background) but the only reason I’m glad I did turn on this ever-devolving waste of celluloid was to see what Emilio popped onto that runway.  Absolutely fantastic.  I mean, just beautiful, especially considering the time constraints.

  • alula_auburn

    Even the judging gets all those choppy edits!  ”Is it too reliant on the hat–” BYE!  

    eta: lol, right before Isaac called Casanova’s male model the “accessory” I was just thinking the matchy-matchiness looked like some bizarre Barbie and Ken set.

    • Jasmaree

      The entire judging feels really rushed. Quick cuts everywhere.

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

        “Quick, get everyone else out of the way so we can talk to Anthony Ryan!” 

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

    Ugh shut up with your boner for Anthony Ryan, Isaac. 

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

    Annnnd Anthony Ryan gets overpraised YET AGAIN. Ugh.

  • MintaHallWriter

    OMG. Anthony Ryan is definitely set up as winner for this. And I don’t know why.

  • lessax3

    Oh come on, if Laura Kathleen’s fabric was cheap looking then so was Anthony Ryan’s. He also used those stupid stripes in his design again. 

    • BuffaloBarbara

       I did not get the praise for Anthony Ryan’s at all.  I was sure he was in the bottom.

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

    How is tie-dye “weirdly new” for a print? 

  • ChristinaRi

    I could see Emilio’s models breaking out into JAZZ HANDS! 

    But, I think he did a good job.  The styling was amazing.

    • dharmabum8

      Emilo’s models totally looked ready to Fosse at any minute…

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

        Yeah, the hats maybe made that a little too literal. But I could also see like, Sci Fi film noir, like Blade Runner, which fits the challenge so perfectly to me. 

  • Call me Bee

    Wow–the head of Marchesa talking about too many details.  The irony. 

    • Stubenville

      Rich, huh?

  • ChristinaRi

    KayneBow.   Taste level has gone down even since his season.

    • Stubenville

      K-Mart pageant gowns anyone?

  • Stubenville

    Laura Kathleen for the schmauff, oh please, oh please…

  • BobStPaul

    Sounds as if it will be Casanova for the auf, but it should be Laura Kathleen.

    • CozyCat

      I thought Casanova’s looks were very Versace.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Emilio win, LK schmauf.  Or that’s the way it should be, anyway.

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

      Or Kaynebow, unfortunately. 

  • ChristinaRi

    Good for Emilio.  He deserved it.

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

    I want Emilio’s garments (and maybe using the same models) to be a pair of bodyguards for a fashion mafia empire -Can’t you see Mugatu flanked by them? Zoolander 2, make it so! 
    I knew Kaynebow was out, sadly. LK is shaping up to be this season’s Ivy. 

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      Which is really ironic considering the real Ivy is on the show.

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

        Yes. Josh remains the Josh of all seasons he’s on though.

  • Stubenville

    Pity it’s not a double elimination.

  • Pennymac

    Oh, Kaynebow. Your “designs” were shit-tastic this season, though.

  • dharmabum8

    Called it, sadly. Sniff. There goes all the glitter in this season.

  • ChristinaRi

    Kayne leaves with class as always.  He’s a really good guy.  I wish he was just more sophisticated and restrained.

  • dschubba

    Josh M and Anthony Ryan are not amused.

  • BobStPaul

    Seriously, judges?  Laura Kathleen’s clearly rank among the worst garments ever on any version of PR.  

  • ChristinaRi

    Whew.  I cut Abby off at word three.  

    • Celandine1

      omg did you see the commercial for her show where she and the kids are decked out in full on Flashdance regalia? omg I could not turn away, you know like from a train wreck.

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

        I love when Abby pulls the lever and the mom’s get drenched though a bucket of hot tar would be even more appropriate.

    • CozyCat

      I weep for the state of America when I am reminded that people actually watch that show….

    • MilaXX

       I make it in  one

      • ChristinaRi

        I have to step up my game.  

  • Call me Bee

    Awww LK shoulda gone home with those awful outfits.  Bye, Kaynebow. 

  • Introspective

    Yay Emilio!!!! Head and shoulders above the rest.

    But Kayne goes home and Laura Kathleen stays??? Wtf?? Thats judging on crack for sure. Kaynes was a mess but LK churned out the definition of FUGGERY.

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

      They’re punishing him for being able to sew even when he makes tacky clothes.  Blenley gets to stay because she made something hideous hideously, so they hate her less.  That’s my sarcastic guess at least.

  • SewingSiren

    Loved Emlio’s and am thrilled that he won. I also loved Uli’s.
    I was hoping that Laura Kathleen would get the boot. But unsurprised that Kayne went home. Because considering his skill level his was a worse crime than Laura’s.

    • Qitkat

      Interesting point about Kayne. He does have a much higher skill level than she does, but I feel sure that the producers wanted to keep her for the fauxdrama. Hers was uglier though. IMO. I’m not really surprised though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527626351 Stephanie Trzaska

    love that bar in shanghai!
     

    • Wellworn

      Me too!  It looks comfy and not hipster douchey.  And what a view!

  • l_c_ann

    I am (as the editors doubtless intend it to be) growing increasingly uncomfortable with the Ivy-Cassanova tag team aspects of this competition.

    I really don’t remember what half the designers did this week (way to obscure the fashions, editors.)

  • guest2visits

    Laura K’s was almost raggedy; it was a mess and it looked like she really didn’t have an idea of her own. I was sure she was auf’d.
    Although I liked all the construction and the fit of Emilio’s; I have to say it appeared somehow Victor/Victoria to me, or perhaps
    Victor/Victor; it was very costume-y to me, not really avant garde. There were other designs that I found more appealing, or
    inventive.  But since I have only the sketchy glimpse to recall from the effing editing; I’ll wait for the stills to confirm my thoughts.
    I liked Uli’s punk rock looking duo.  Casanova’s was disco-androgyny.  Kayne’s had alot of work in it, and It was much better than
    LK’s -  it wasn’t a great look; but it felt like it was 3/4 of the way there. I can’t even remember Ivy’s. Althea’s may be the most
    avant garde, if avant garde means dressing them both as women. Or was that Ivy’s?  Oh well… in the end, a lot of strange looks.

    • Introspective

      girl take out the “almost” cause her shit was just RAGGEDY. full stop.

  • bertkeeter

    ONE F N DAY on PR or ALL STARS when they have an “avant garde” challenge….maybe someone will design something AVANT GARDE and not a costume. Emilio’s “Bob Fose’S  CHICAGO” LOOKS were very adrogynous but not AG!

  • Wellworn

    I’m sad, I haven’t watched yet because I had a bunch of work to do tonight, will watch later.  But came here to be spoiled (like I used to do when I lived on the west coast).  Poor Kaynebow, wish LK could go instead.  I guess I will see when I watch, but according to your comments, the judges were downing the crack hard and fast tonight as usual.

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    I. Hate. Cutouts. So. Hard.

  • crash1212

    Why is it ALWAYS the “beautiful” Georgina Chapman? I find it so very annoying. But then, I’m finding most of the season annoying. Glad Emilio won tonight as his entry was pretty much perfect in every way – even though Miss Isaac wondered – aloud – if it depended too much on “hat”. God, does he listen to the words coming out of his mouth? Sorry to see Kayne-bo go home. He’s such a happy spot in this show…loved the hounds tooth, hated the ruffles.

  • unbornfawn

    I hated the chopping editing during the runway show and the judging tonight. There was way too much chiffon for androgyny. I’m glad Emilio won, was very sorry to see Kayne go. I thought Laura Kathleen had the auf all sewed up. 

  • DeTrop

    Anthony Ryan was channeling Marc Jacobs.  MJ wore a lace dress to the Met Gala last spring.  It’s a good thing Nina Garcia and/or Michael Kors weren’t judging.  They’d have mentioned it to AR just like they did to Kenley when she referenced Alexander McQueen and others.  This seems to have gone over the judges heads or perhaps he’s one of the ‘darlings’.  His exaggerated drawl is getting on my nerves.  Glad Emilo won. His outfits were seriously fine.

    • http://twitter.com/myuniverse4me albert4u

      I agree–AR is constantly derivative in his work, both in Allstars and during his season. Not that some of the major NYC designers aren’t, but still. Shiz is obvious. And with that said, it feels like Uli has been channeling Cavalli at times this season.

  • Rand Ortega

    Kaynebow got robbed big time! They only kept Laura Kathleen for her drama w/ Ivy. Glad Emilio won. His looks were funky Harlem andro cool. The hats– gangsta’ lean!

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

    Thanks! I think tights are always in style, depending on how you wear them, but unfortunately I’m a redheaded pale sufferer-of-hives and often things like tights and shapewear and workout stuff that fits close to the skin and has lycra or other man-made materials in it will make me flare up. Aah, my Irish grandmother had none of these modern problems,I’m sure.

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

    Thank you! I’m working on it…got a big thing in NYC at the end of December, so I’m hoping to hit -30 for that…we’ll see if I can do it, since I already have the cocktail dress wardrobe for it….

  • MilaXX

    Now that I am a little less mediated, I think I’m going to write the head of dietary. I just pent 4 days intubated from an allergic reaction & that piece of fish as nearly half the plate. The poor person assigned to bring the plates around had no clue & never bothered to even glance at my ID bracelet  Fish is not a vegetable!

    • formerlyAnon

      Most hospitals have a patient ombudsperson and also someone in charge of what was at one time called “quality control,” or “compliance”, though I don’t know if those terms are still current, but aimed largely at ensuring that protocols and procedures are followed. You should include those – if you’re feeling really testy, also your insurance company.  Driving you into a second allergic reaction is bound to be expensive for all parties (especially if you sue), and administrators/payers care about that more than anyone’s actual health, I sometimes think.

      Just glad you were alert enough to send it back!

  • MilaXX

    I went in the hospital early Sunday morning. They did the IV and my next conscious thought was Wednesday! I wasn’t hang over tired like you get with ambien. I have NO recollection of the time in the hospital. I just imagine having a 24hour life that some celebs have and having the power to command that sort of personalized treatment to be very, very frightening.