TLOunge

Posted on January 24, 2013

Welcome back, kittens, to the show that never ends.

Are you ready for it? Need a moment to catch your breath?

This calls for liquor.

 

Il Bar, Bulgari Hotel, London

Ah. That’ll do.

Guest judge Christian Siriano, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum.

On the one hand, we’re happy to be back in the arms (figuratively speaking) of Nina and Heidi. On the other hand, we suspect the Lost Duchess may be sorely missed. We’ll try to keep our claws sheathed for Zac Posen, but we make no promises.

Like twinkly little moths to a flame, we’re inexorably drawn to this show, even after all this time. Hopes are not high and expectations are low, but when you put a bunch of attention whores in a Parson’s workroom, we are compelled to follow along, darlings. That’s just how God made us.

 

Mmm-hmm. We’ll see.

 

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

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Hoh Kay.  Set me up with a Jereboam of the good Stuff. I am gonna need it for this.  I promise to reserve judgement about the whole team challenges thing, till I see how it plays out.  

    And we have little Christian here, AGAIN?  They keep trotting him out so we will be reminded that ONE of the winners actually went on to a larger career.

    Who’s in for Champagne?

    • formerlyAnon

       I! said the fly!. I am in for champagne. Virtual wine will not make me sleepy and work has been both dull and pressured lately, so I’ll have one now and keep on pouring.  Let me know what to throw into the pot when the bill comes.

      This bar looks comfy. Backs to chairs and even tables. Excellent for commentary and drinking.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         Hey Ho, FA!   As Katherine Hepburn said in Desk Set, “Pull up a chair and rest your hands and face”.  This is going to be messy, we just know it.  

        • formerlyAnon

           How many will go home before I even remember their names?  And if there’s show time given to teams having to slag each other to the judges before one member is sent home, as usual, how can I even care when they barely show us them working and I don’t know them yet?

          Whine, whine, whine, anyone would think (could it be?) I still have a tiny bit of investment in this? Ah well, a second or third drink will blur focus.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Blurry focus will help make the clothes look better too, since I have no doubt we will be treated to some pretty heinous messes.

        • StellaZafella

          The Great Kate also said: “Stone-cold-sober I find myself absolutely fascinating!”

          I’m not sure I can say the same for Project Runway anymore…but I neeeeed a reason for my pint of Double Dark Chocolate Hagen Daz!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Altering one’s consciousness with copious amounts of Theobromos Cacao is nearly as efficacious as champagne.

          • 3boysful

             Any reason we can’t have both?  :)

          • StellaZafella

            How about a scoop o’ DDCHD topped with Peppermint Schnapps? …In my drinking days, we called it Choclit’Mint Ecstasy.

          • 3boysful

             I’m in!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      A Jereboam of the bubbly sounds good to me.  I suspect we’re all going to need plenty of alcohol for this round of PR.
      I’ve been watching the reruns of last season on Lifetime this afternoon. I have to confess to a lingering affection for Tim Gunn, even after all this time.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         Hey There, B3.  I too, am still fond of Tim, for his style, wit, and vocabulary.  Sadly, his mentoring has been pushed to the side, and he’s clearly been told in recent years to get a bit more blunt.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Blunt, but has that included honesty?  I think Sir Tim has been hobbled pretty thoroughly by the Current Administration.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             Oh That is abundantly, tragically clear.

          • blondie65

            True. Sad.  So sad. But I still enjoy his vocabulary…and so for Sir Tim I will drink more merlot and watch.

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

            Good point.  I would need a blunt to get through this producer-mangled cow pie.  I miss indignant Tim.  So much.  Remember when he let those naughty designers have it for chewing up Costello and salivating over Gretchen?  Good times!  The new Timbotron 2000 is not my cup of tea.

          • BrooklynBomber

            “Current Administration” — ha!  I started noticing several seasons back that at least half the time Tim would give advice that was the exact opposite of what the judges responded to. If he told someone “add color,” and they did, the garment would get criticized for being too colorful. Makes you wonder. Makes you wonder. . . 

        • Qitkat

          No longer the same Tim I was delighted to win a bobble-head of, back when TLo had contests. Anyone here recall those days? 

          • l_c_ann

            Never did get one of the bobble-heads, but did get a Mood fabric bag (made out of real fabric) two years ago.

          • formerlyAnon

             Ahh. Now you’ve made me think of several posters back in the day who no longer post – or at least, not under the same nom de plume.

          • Don Hackett

            scotty where are you?  scotty, can you hear me?

            —–sleah in norcal, searching.

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

        I, too, have missed him, despite the shameless pandering that took place, which I shall not recall in detail. I know he didn’t mean it but was simply the victim of ruthless producers that must’ve threatened him with horrid vocabulary and badly tailored suits. He is a dear, wonderful man, and I wish to keep him in my kitchen for cups of tea and encouragment and outfit advice whenever necessary.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          When I watched the episode with the home visits I couldn’t help but smile when the designers opened the door to Tim-I’d be thrilled to see him at my front door.I”d ply him with home-baked butter cookies and tea or coffee.

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

            My ultra-hetero bf who is equal to a Son of Anarchy in looks and behavior even thinks he’s a “good dude.” So that’s high praise, right there. He is just a self assured, well spoken, pleasant man. Not too many of those, these days.

          • muzan-e

            Hah! Here, too. My husband despises the show itself and its judges in particular – but he considers Tim Gunn one of the few remaining examples of “A true gentleman”. And quietly admires his taste in menswear. *g*

        • Alyssa

          I would love to have a Tim for in my kitchen as well!

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

            He comes in linen for spring, and wool for the winter months, with coordinating socks, ties, and handkerchiefs to match your color scheme :)

          • Alyssa

            Yay! I can’t wait for him to arrive! :)

          • Don Hackett

            i can’t wait to show him around my mountain aerie.  i’m sure he has a full wardrobe for visiting friends at their country homes, including much plaid and tweed, and a hunting outfit (no guns allowed, though)

            —-sleah in norcal

      • formerlyAnon

         I’m also still a fan of Mr. Gunn.  I miss his more tutorial style, but don’t even hold his revised role and presence against him.  It’s the job, and I’m sure he feels it would be foolish to walk away from the no doubt handsome salary (for the time he has to put in), since I imagine he must shake his head and wonder how soon the axe will fall on the show as it now exists.

        • Cousin_Rose

          I heard his voice while visiting the grandbabies last weekend. He does one of the characters in Sophia the First. Does it very well, of course!

          • formerlyAnon

             That’s hilarious! I love it.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I think we’re gonna need a Nebuchadnezzar for this.

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

      Every time I see Christian, I get a little sad that the more-talented PR alums aren’t nearly as successful as he is.

      Jay McCarroll and Irina, in particular, are the PR alums that I still keep tabs on because they keep putting together very good collections.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I think he’s the one who really gets how to work the system to his advantage.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I do think that Christian is talented and has produced some good collections since his win on PR.  My impression is that Christian has also been more successful in obtaining financial backing and in navigating the business side of the the industry than some other winners.

      • formerlyAnon

         One of the reasons I’ve always liked Christian (as shown on t.v) is that he seems to have a practical streak. He’d clearly been sewing for anyone and everyone since his early teens, he went to school, did a good internship and was lucky to win PR early enough in his career that he didn’t have anything “established” to get in the way of throwing himself into whatever opportunities came with the win.

        I do think he’s either business-savvy or knows where to get good advice, and most of all he’s like the Little Engine that Could: he seems to be a freakin’ workhorse that just won’t stop.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I think you’ve given a good assessment of Christian and why he’s had the success that he has had thus far. He’s always been one of my personal favorites.  The avant garde gown on which he and Chris March collaborated and his final collections made me gasp. 

          • StellaZafella

            I still remember Chris and Christian’s interactions on that show, example:

            Christian: “GOD this is a f*%$ing lot of fabric!
            Chris: “Just keep shearing that Organza, dear, I’ll be over here buiding my Radio Tower…”

          • formerlyAnon

             I love Chris March as much as is humanly possible when you’ve only seen a person on t.v. shows.

          • l_c_ann

            Any news of if his TV series will return in a different iteration? 

          • formerlyAnon

             I haven’t heard any, but I’m not really up on things. I fall grievously behind on the real news sometimes, let alone entertainment news.

          • Derek_anny

             Don’t worry.  Real news often isn’t.  You’re not missing much.

          • Don Hackett

            chris march is my all time favorite ever on any reality show.  i just want to hug him!
            i seriously suspect that he’s channeling the spirit of my best friend katy allen, who tragically died young in a car accident.  they are similar in body and manners, and when he was entertaining tim gunn at his friend’s fabulous apartment during the home visit, he put on this huge tiara and his face totally became hers through his queenly expression.  i just love him.  sometimes i think of writing him a fan letter.  sigh.
            —–sleah in norcal, smitten

          • formerlyAnon

            You’ve just written one.  His web site claims he reads the messages posted in the guestbook there . . .

        • Cautiously Pessimistic

          I remember Tim saying in an interview about the S4 finale that he sat down with Christian and said “Look, you’re getting an opportunity to have an amazing business manager who knows everything about this industry.  No one gets this opportunity at your age.  Don’t screw this up.”  As annoying as Christian was on occasion on camera, I think he understands exactly how good he is and exactly how much luck he’s had, and he’s smart enough to grab on with both hands and get everything he can out of the opportunities in front of him.

          There were others I liked better that season (Jillian’s collection inspired by 16-17th-century armor still stuns me more than Christian’s finale collection), but I’ve followed his professional work with a lot of interest.  He’s really proven that he belongs on his own merit, not because he won a TV show.

          • formerlyAnon

             Yes, I would have spent my money on Jillian’s jackets out of all the clothes in that season.

      • Call me Bee

        Jay is doing well designing quilt fabrics.  I know that sounds lame, but his fabric collections are always fun and whimsical and full of color and sell like hotcakes.  So that’s something…

        • formerlyAnon

           Plus, I don’t think he really *liked* trying to be a fashion designer as much as he likes what he’s doing now. It seemed more painful than exciting for him (judging by the short film about him putting together a collection which came out after his season of PR.)

          I’ve always admired him IMMENSELY for turning down the Bravo prize money rather than signing away to Bravo a share in any work he did subsequently, for his entire career (which is my memory of the awful contract that came with the  win in the first season.)  I don’t think he gets nearly enough credit/recognition for turning down $100,000.00 dollars and whatever else was in the deal, probably because the show contract limits what he was able to say about it (though that’s just my speculation).

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I too admire Jay McCarroll for recognizing the considerable string that came along with the prize money for winning PR.  I’m glad that his designs for quilt fabrics is successful.

          • pattycap11

            i bought a scarf and some socks from his site for a xmas gift to my sis last month.  so yummy, and she loved everything.

          • Lisa_Cop

            Wow, that’s part of the contract? That’s terrible; as Uli put it, “golden handcuffs”.

          • formerlyAnon

            I don’t think it still is – I haven’t heard of it being so – but I don’t really know. And winners probably aren’t allowed to talk about the contract’s terms in too much detail, information about the show beyond what’s aired, official statements and public appearances seems to be pretty closely held.

          • CozyCat

            I really doubt they’re getting a share of everything Christian has earned for the rest of his post PR career.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WSJSS4K7IRV6LAGEPBPWFGPT7I Laurie

             I wonder if that’s why Anthony Ryan got the win?  Maybe they asked all the designers if they were willing to sign the “golden handcuffs” contract, and AR was the best best of the bunch who did (and the only one left of the final 3 or 4)?

          • Stubenville

            Supposedly the stipulation for a percentage of future earnings was dropped after Jay’s refusal to sign the contract.

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

          Not lame! Fabric design is kick-ass. Wish I had that job. (I know you didn’t mean it that way, just saying.) I  think about all the designs I’ve seen that rested on the fabric, and how if I had made that textile, I could say “HA, that was ME.” Plus all the iterations of said fabric would be amazing to see brought forth.

      • notdorothygale

        I, too, turn to the first few seasons to see the real jaw-dropping talent. Jay’s fabric line is delightful (although I would seriously dismantle an IRA account to purchase anything in his final runway show) and Christian is a wonder. Our Tim said he’s a prodigy, and he’s right. I continue to hope upon hope that we will be dazzled each season by the winner, but it hasn’t happened (for me) in ages.

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

      Champers! And the comfort of knowing that most likely Nina will win Judging the Judges again, Tim will be genuinely frustrated with someone, but honestly try to help them despite it, and Heidi will display poor taste. All is right with the world. (Except the Duchess is tan-ly hurling creatively formed adjective/noun combos at other people, somewhere else…)

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Honestly, of the judges, I will not really miss the Duchess much. His commentary was rarely substantive. He was in it for the one liners.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Agree.

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

          Yes, I agree. I am interested to see what Mr. Jacobs will bring to the table, and hopefully there will be just enough eccentricity in there to earn him a worthy TLo title.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             Injecting some new blood is not a bad idea at all.

          • Polka_Dotty

            Marc Jacobs or Zac Posen? I guess we’ll soon see!

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

            Right. New blood, nevertheless.

      • formerlyAnon

         You sum things up so very well.

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

          Why thank you. Oh, and don’t get me started on the cookie-cutterism of the contestants. TLo already covered that when they introduced the contenstants. (The “I’m not here to make friends” and the “I’m freaky-deaky can you handle it” etc. etc.)

    • MissAmynae

      Kiltd, dearie, you can have my share of the champagne since I be allergic! Can I still come to your party? 

      I’m settling in with a Tito’s and Cran to watch my friend Daniel Esquivel!! So excited he made it to the show- he went to high school with my Mom and is such a talented, cool, sweet guy. Hopefully that comes across on the show. Go Daniel!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         But of course you may, my dear lady.  Have a seat, and toss back whatever suits you!

        • MissAmynae

          Hooray! *snugs in to sumptuous leather*

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             And how very cool that you have a connection to one of the contestants!!

          • MissAmynae

            Its quite surreal– We’ve been “squee”ing for weeks!!  He’s such a cool guy, really knows who he is, and not afraid to show it.  

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Daniel came across as very comfortable in his skin, so to speak- a very good quality.

          • MissAmynae

            He’ll be so happy to hear that :-) Will pass it along!

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

            He’s already one of my favorites. He seems like he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.

          • MissAmynae

            I’ve never seen him angry. Always goes with the flow.

          • Polka_Dotty

            And he won! I liked him right away and hope he goes far.

          • MissAmynae

            There were many happy dances!  So excited for him, will pass your well-wishes along!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             Then I wish him very well!  (crossing fingers)

          • MissAmynae

            you’re so sweet! Thank you!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Am still toiling away at IP Central to spin gold out of… well, it’s not quite dross, but I’m doing a bit of tap dancing and huffing and puffing on behalf of a client.  On a bit of a deadline, natch.  I’ll make it home for the 9PM EST premiere, though, since my persuasive creativity will have evaporated come an hour from now when I have to start running for the train.

      Glad the gang of Bitter commentators have returned for more of the same, most likely, but at a higher level than All-Stars, which set the bar pretty darn low.  I think that Teams may get pretty grating, but B-M and Lifetime cranked out a whole season of it, so we’re force-fed their twosome twist.

      Good to see you all.  And now back to brilliant argumentation here….

      • formerlyAnon

         You go, oh golden-tongued (or golden-keyboarded) one!  Though you do remind me that I must also do a little more  honest toil before going home, and I should get back to it so I can, indeed, get home before too long.

        Fortunately, those two glasses of champagne were safely virtual.

      • Call me Bee

        Howdy!  Glad you could pop in even thought you’re actually working.  I’ll keep a set warm for you, incase you get done early, k? 

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I did pretty will with the argument. It’s 90-95% done, if not finito.  I’ll file it on Tuesday and that billable moment will be history!  Thanks for keeping the virtual seat warm (it’s pretty cool here in Chez NDC, about 63 degrees here in my study with the computer and the TeeVee…..) and the Champagne chilled!

    • Call me Bee

      Me!  I’m here!  Please sir, may I have champagne?  I’ll get the next round. 
      I think I’m gonna miss ol’ MK, even though he had become a sort of caricature…

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         Bee!!!   MWAH.
        Drink all you want, its virtual, no calories, and no hangover.  Caricature is what the whole show has become about.

        • Call me Bee

          Yes you are right.  Sigh. 

    • lastminutelucy

      It’s cold and flu season as well as my birthday, so I’ll take a Mimosa! 

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        As you wish, m’lady!  Of course the combination of orange juice and champagne can cure nearly as much as chicken soup.

        • formerlyAnon

           Not if you put enough garlic in the soup. Then it beats mimosas all hollow. Probably penicillin as well.

          (Oh, o.k. There is no actual science that I  know of to support the above assertion. But I hold to it.)

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

            Don’t forget the vampires.  Garlicky soup staves off vampires.

      • Qitkat

        Happy Birthday! Hope watching doesn’t give you a headache, stomach cramps, or eye strain from the quarter-second of viewing time for each look. ;-)

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

        Happy Birthday!!  This is a good week for birthdays.  My real birthday was Monday, but my dinner with the family was tonight when my sons-in-law could come. Paul Newman’s birthday is Saturday and Ernie Borgnine’s was today.

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

        Well happy birthday!  I hope watching the show didn’t make your stomach or eyes bleed.

    • watchmeboogie

      Champagne over here please! I have some brandy to share, for those so inclined. We’re going to need it, I assume.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         Hmmm. Isn’t there a cocktail that is a mix of brandy and champagne?  If not, we could try it anyhow.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          A brandy and Champagne punch.

        • watchmeboogie

          Sorry I didn’t see this til now, Kiltd – yes, there is a champagne cocktail that uses brandy and Angostura bitters! I’ll line some up for next week.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            You are ON!!!

  • PastryGoddess

    I totally forgot it was on…do I need to set up the DVR?

    Welcome kittens, I have some outrageously expensive red wine here and a bottle of gin. Who wants a glass?

    • Violina23

      My DVR remembered, so if you have it saved from last time you should hopefully be ok!

      Have an extra glass of wine for the preggo lady in frigid New Jersey :)

    • Polka_Dotty

      Not only did my DVR remember, it kicked in with the casting special an hour early. (Review: boring.)

  • http://twitter.com/FunButNutz John Spodick

    OK everyone pick teams.

    • formerlyAnon

       I hate team episodes on this show. So I’m on the I Hate Teams team, no doubt with most of the designers.

    • Polka_Dotty

      team gunn.

  • lexilexi

    Until I saw the video, I was convinced I wouldn’t watch it.  Now I’m wavering.  Best to tape and zoom through in 30 minutes, I say.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XPWSQ2BDU5XJIA23AMYVBRWZBA Eric

    I’ll watch the first half hour, then next week I’ll watch the 60 minute condenses version. No way that this is worth 90 minutes.

    • formerlyAnon

       You can do a LOT of laundry folding and core exercises in 90 minutes, though . . .

      • Violina23

        LOL, I’m glad I’m not the only one who folds laundry while watching this show now! That reminds me, I have to get a load going… :P

        • formerlyAnon

           I keep thinking that I should get ambitious and devote my t.v. time to upper body strength, but so far the first dozen push ups kills that plan every time.

        • Call me Bee

          That’s what I do–fold laundry.  Sometimes a little stitching. 

          • Violina23

            What kind of stitching do you do?  I used to do a lot of counted-cross stitch before I had kids. I’d almost completely forgotten about my half-finished projects :)

          • Call me Bee

            I used to do cross stitch, needlepoint and crewel embroidery (boy that sounds like an old lady thing–and that was right after college!)  but now I do wool applique when I don’t have a quilt binding to finish–they are done by hand.

          • Violina23

            I find needlework to be relaxing. Not to mention, they make fantastic gifts.  For my closest friends, I’ve made cross-stitches for engagement/baby gifts which are always appreciated :)

          • SewingSiren

            Now I feel bad. I usually just drink wine and sometimes I smoke a joint.

          • formerlyAnon

            You’re having more fun, so I think you win. At least over laundry folding.

  • formerlyAnon

    I must confess, I’m curious to know how much Christian will get to say, and what it will be.

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

      Christian: I really don’t like your look at all and– Hmm? *puts hand to earpiece* Uh huh… Uh huh… Okay…. Just kidding! I love your piece the best because you have the saddest disease this season, you fierce tranny!

      • formerlyAnon

         It’s the first episode of the season, I’m hoping that the bizarrely arbitrary judging criteria will not pop up for a week or two. (silly me)

    • Kristin McNamara

      They might put a Bravo muzzle on him…

  • H3ff

    Yikes. Zac Posen is dressed like the Windows guy from those dreadful ads.

    • formerlyAnon

       But if they give him a close up we can be soothed by the clearly superior quality of his shirt and tie.

  • Violina23

    Wow, after a few months of the Carolyn-Murphy-Bot  (who couldn’t seem to dig up a synonym for “BEAUTIFUL” [Georgina Chapman] until the last episode), Heidi is positively refreshing in the preview.  I think Zac Posen has potential to be a pretty good judge.

    I’m just DREADING the personal drama. I want to see INDIVIDUAL CREATIVITY.

    And I can’t say the hour-and-a-half format has done anything good for the show either.

    But who am I kidding, I’ll be watching with you all.  But please: I’m pregnant, popping TUMS like no tomorrow, so SOMEONE have a margarita for me! (and maybe some sushi) 

    • formerlyAnon

       Can you still be free with the salt? If so, have some for me. One of my healthful resolves is to cut down, but I seem stuck in a middle ground where I do just fine for a few days, and then the craving descends. I’m not even trying to cut way down, just to recommended intake.

      • Violina23

        I’m just craving a good old fashioned margarita, salt or no salt! Preferably frozen & strawberry flavored. YUM!  I’m such a girly-drink person :P

        I hear ya on cravings, I’ve fought with weight issues my whole life, pregnancy didn’t help! I’m trying to be better this time around (this is kid #2) and I really want to get into better shape afterwards. We’ll see! It’s always a struggle. One day at a time, right?  :)

        • formerlyAnon

           Sometimes, it’s “just the next five minutes”!

    • Stubenville

      By the end, Georgina needed to be called “overpraised”.

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

    I need a whole lot more than booze to get me through this. A partial lobotomy, maybe?

  • Funkykatt

    They’re stealing ‘The Fashion Show”s premise? They can’t come up with anything original? They’re finally going to put some money into this show? Why do I continue to watch this when I know I will be kicking myself for it. 

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I suspect I’m going to miss the one liners that the Duchess of Orange has brought to previous seasons.  Ah well, I can at least give the first 15-30 minutes a look-see.  I wonder what new business enterprise of Heidi’s will show up in a challenge-design a look for the bodyguard boytoy, perhaps?

    • formerlyAnon

       He can be a teeny bit bratty, but I’ll miss the camaraderie he seems to have with Nina and Heidi.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    A new challenge-design a collection for Chloe’s alters!

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

      Heidi: “Tell us about your look, Famewhore!”
      Famewhore: “Meet Helga. Helga is….”

  • jdoublep18

    One thing I’m excited about is the return of Heidi’s dynamic walk across the screen before commercials. Carolyn on All-Stars walks like I do in heels, which is to say – not well.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XPWSQ2BDU5XJIA23AMYVBRWZBA Eric

    Just one season I’d like to hear: “An unbelievable Project Runway First – All of the designers in the Final Three are STRAIGHT!”

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

      *spit take*

      STRAIGHT?! WOW, those three straight guys must have some SERIOUSLY sad diseases and dead parents to get into the final three!

    • StellaZafella

       Why is a contestant being straight or not so important to you?

      Just wondering.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/XPWSQ2BDU5XJIA23AMYVBRWZBA Eric

        Oh, it’s not important at all (I’m Gay myself), it is just highly unlikely to happen and if it DID happen there would indeed be spit takes all around.

    • zelavie

      I’d just be happy with “All of the designers in the final three DESERVE to be here!”

      • formerlyAnon

         Well now you’re REALLY entering into the realm of fantasy.

  • librarygrrl64

    I stopped watching two seasons ago, but I still love your PR posts. Yay!

  • StellaZafella

     I’ve said it before: If they aren’t going to let Tim Gunn MENTOR – then they should make him the 3rd judge, period!

  • pattycap11

    i have my rubber-tipped darts ready to throw at the screen, and, if occassionally happy, swatches of fabric to throw in the air.

    • MissAmynae

      Nerf gun!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=755957928 Veronica Russek

    Not just you guys, I can’t seem to stop watching this trainwreck of a show, pre-picked winners and all…

    The Duchess will be missed, for sure. He had always the best comments at judging!

  • unbornfawn

    Too soon. 

  • Inspector_Gidget

    That bar looks infinitely more interesting than the show.  I’ll meet you there, and read the recap with my morning hangover remedy.

  • donnaINseattle

    It’s tonight? How did I miss that? Thanks guys.

    I am with you, this show has become like that cousin you grew up with, but away from. I don’t look forward to getting together with him for dinner, but I need the food, so why not have a meal with him every now and then. I’ll not be giving it up.
     

  • MzzPants

    Damn.  Tonight I wish I had cable.  I don’t care if they bring her out on a stretcher, if Bette Midler is going to be on, I will be watching.

    • 3boysful

       I j’adore Bette.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikeairhart Michael Airhart

    Since the U.S. edition has become nearly unwatchable, I would like to know what Tom and Lorenzo think of Project Runway Australia, especially the season that ended last month.

    Do you think the judging was more credible (less rigged) than the U.S. version? Were the contestants nearly as talented as the U.S. talent pool? Was the last-minute re-introduction of two offed contestants justified, or did it simply reflect desperation by the producers?

    Thoughts about Alex Perry as mentor?

    • Lisa_Cop

      Where can you watch PR Australia?

  • notdorothygale

    I’m not a bitter kitten but a twinkly moth. I got over my righteous All Star Snit and was drawn back in. The Torrontes helps, I’m sure. And the lounge. And the company. You’re right, TLo. Bite the bullet and carry on, with low expectations and an abundance of snark.

  • blondie65

    Yep…I think we will all be missing the Duchess much more than we expect. 

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

    Ugh, more unqualified guest “judges.”  At least they admit they’re just trolling out celebrities.  The bubbling dramatics of the team challenge format make my brain want to pop a few vessels so no, I will not be partaking.  I leave it to TLo to watch this for me.  I’ll enjoy the pictures and the comments, I’m sure.  But I already have a headache and that’s just from watching the trailer.  I can’t imagine 90 minutes of this shit.

  • marilyn

    I wish Tim would rethink his shirts.  I am going to try to not make sarcastic comments about his fashion choice, but he should know better.  

  • lintvedta

    Fashion’s not for sissies, y’all :-D

    • Stubenville

      Tell Michael Kors.

      • lintvedta

        Yeah…if only I could.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    No Duchess? Oh, man, I have been slogging it out but this may be the last straw. Mark my words, the judging is going to be so very, very dull. I am afraid to look.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Already? Can’t they give us a little time off? It’s a lot of responsibility. I can’t take the pressure!

  • zelavie

    Watching the pre-show, and I already dislike this Emily chick.

  • alula_auburn

    I don’t think I’ve ever sat through Road to the Runway before. . .I feel like it’ll give me a head start on my hating.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I think the fellow who’s just come out of an abusive relationship probably has a leg up on the other designers in the tear-inducing backstory….or is that just cynical little moi?

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

        Oh let’s be cynical together. There’s room in my booth.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          We’ll have a virtual seat together!

    • Call me Bee

      Missing the pre=show this time ’round.  Baking choco chip cookies for The Hubs.  I feel he deserves them since there was no PR break for him….But I’ll have plenty for all youse guys.  Come ‘n’ get ‘em! 

    • WhiteOprah

      Yes- I feel like I already hate Kate.  

  • nosniveling

    I’ll watch and try to enjoy, because why else? (ranting gives you wrinkles)
    Mr. Kors will not be missed by this viewer, his snarky, bullying, repetitive one liners always made me cringe.  Would really rather see thoughtful incisive criticism- don’t know if Zac will fill the bill, but he can’t be as bad as the great pumpkin.

    • zelavie

      I look forward to not hearing things described as “disco ____” this season.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Will crotches be more sane this season?

        • Stubenville

          Mothers-of-the-bride will be an unrepresented demographic!

  • BP180

    Jesus.  Lifetime is not familiar with the expression “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

    • alula_auburn

      As if to add insult to injury, they thought we were yearning for more Laura Kathleen!

  • alula_auburn

    Oh, wow, I thought the cat guy was going to be from the American Idol loser reel.  I mean, I love my kitties, but. . .

    eta:So far, at least, I kind of hope funeral parlor lady lasts longer than a lot of the older ladies of years past.

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

      Me too, about the funeral parlor lady! Some of the younger women contestants are making some very ageist remarks about her.

  • zelavie

    Wow – the mortuary business must be GOOD!

    • formerlyAnon

       It’s steady.

      • Stubenville

        And there are no complaints from the clients.

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

          I’m sitting here choking on chuckles, lol.  You’re really hitting those zingers tonight :D

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Based on her home, it is indeed.

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

    Some of these contestant-designers are really bringing the cray cray.

  • Pennymac

    Humming ” Pencil thin Moustache” by Jimmy Buffet…..

  • voter1

    Waiting for your assessment of the “players” and your assigned names for them.  

  • Qitkat

    It almost sounds like fun, but I have VOWED to skip it. If I don’t stick to my gunns, I’ll never hear the end of it at home! But I’ll keep y’all company.

    • 3boysful

       I bet you exercise and eat right, too!  ;)

      • Qitkat

        You give me far too much credit. I am doing fairly well on the eating right path, having made some changes this month. Exercise, on the other hand, is my bigger challenge. Maybe determination in PR non-watching will rub off ;-)

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    Did anyone catch Heidi on Leno last night, dancing on his desk?  I was hoping TLo would put THAT outfit up for an IN or OUT vote – yikes!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      She is exuberant, isn’t she?  Bet Leno loved it.

    • MilaXX

      I haven’t watched Leno since the Conan debacle. He is number 1 on my celebrity hate list

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Me too – he make my skin crawl; I think he’s a backstabbing hack.  But when I was flipping channels an saw Heidi – how can you not stop!  

        • MilaXX

          My dislike is so great I refuse to turn him on no matter the guest.

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

            Man, I didn’t realize he still had a show…  My sister doesn’t think Conan is funny at all, but there is something just so awkwardly endearing about him.  And the weirdest things happen on there.  Like the guy in the audience he went up to whose hat he borrowed.  And then the kid smelled the hat when Conan gave it back and hey made a thing of it.  Hysterical.

  • Polka_Dotty

    So I guess we’re doing this? OK. Started early with the casting special at 8 pm. I’m prepared to be an unusually Bitter Kitten tonight. You could say that tonight I’m even bitterier.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Oh, sugar.  I wasn’t going to watch with this team mishegoss, but they have a local (well, from Taos, but New Mexico is a small town), and even people who don’t watch PR from around here are watching PR.  Well, she’s one of the “funny types,” by the promo, so she probably won’t last long.

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

      I like Patricia already. She seems like she’ll be an interesting designer.

  • alula_auburn

    I laughed when Zanna? what’s her name said desperately “this season just got interesting!”  special pleading before the premiere even hits?  Bless.

  • nosniveling

    Samantha rocks!!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Laura Kathleen remains annoying, even in a limited way on Road to the Runway.

  • carolclark12

    How much did they have to pay LK to say she would wear that florescent and nude tight dress?

    • MilaXX

      Right? She knows good and well she wouldn’t wear that.

  • VicksieDo

    Oh hell no.  Uli not winning was the last straw for me.

  • alula_auburn

    I just know I’m going to be mentally swapping out the Stanley Hudson for Stanley Hudson from The Office.

    • zelavie

      I want to hear him say “Did I stutter??”

  • tonibaloney

    I am so glad I double-checked TLo right now. This is my first week of student teaching and I was lamenting that I would have nothing mindless to grade to, and TLo and behold! There’s a new Project Runway?! Praise the Lord!

    • Targettaste

       Tee hee, thanks for “TLo and behold.”

  • http://www.lifeinspice.com/ rose88

    So I had to have The Talk with my poor husband, Jeff.

    Me:  I have bad news.

    Jeff:  What?

    Me:  You know those horror movies where the villain is dead at the end.  But he’s not really dead because he comes back over and over again and you just can’t kill him?

    Jeff:  Um, yeah.

    Me:  Well, Project Runway is a little like that.   Whenever you think it’s really gone, it returns to the television the very next week.

    • snarkykitten

       soon we’re going to have PR 3000. Spoiler: the designers are all unstoppable cyborgs

      • out for a walk

        That sounds like such an improvement!

      • Stubenville

        And they’ll all sound more lifelike than Schmeidi 2.0.

  • j_anson

    Are they running seasons back to back now?

  • Polka_Dotty

    I don’t like any of the guys OR the dolls. I’m rooting for Swatch.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I nominate Swatch for fan favorite.  I also like to imagine Swatch as the filcher of fabric and notions from really, really annoying designtestants.

    • alula_auburn

      I. . .kind of want to write Swatch point-of-view fanfic now.

      (dies of shame)

      • Qitkat

        I don’t know anything about writing fanfic, but that sounds too funny to pass up.

  • zelavie

    Mustache guy looks like that old-timey villain who ties women to train tracks. 

    • Call me Bee

      Snidely Whiplash! 

      • zelavie

        Yes!  Thank you!

    • MilaXX

      Is that a thing now? There’s a guy on Top Chef this season rocking one of those waxed handled bar ‘staches as well.

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

        Joshua!  He’s one of my favorites.

        • MilaXX

          I don’t really care for him. I like Sheldon.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Ah me, a favorite cousin of mine, who was world-wide famous in his area of expertise, had a handlebar moustache, and this PR 11 fellow’s ‘stache reminds me of Beloved Cousin, even to the rather hyper-thyroid eyes. Also, Beloved Cousin died tragically 17 years ago, so seeing this contestant is jarring.

  • Pennymac

    Here we go!

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

    LK’s “critiques” were laughable.

    “I think you’re pretty and cute and you make pretty and cute clothes that I would wear and buy.”

    It’s everything bad about Heidi as a judge in one sentence.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Wow, in the hour since I closed down at IP Central and skittered home in the cold, the Lounge has been active!   Rand Ortega, great to “see” you.  Hope things are ok on the “you-know” front….  B3 (grins), Bee, Qikat, Sarah, formerlyAnon, victor, ImNotDorothyGale… Hiya!

    A new logo?  Hmmm…. another departure from the past.  And we trademark lawyers always bemoan the loss of goodwill that’s been created in an established design.

    How sadistic will Heidi be?  Any predictions?  And how much she’ll revel in it?

    • notdorothygale

      Heidi’s wearing black and a touch of metal, her hair drawn back like Lotte Lenya in the James Bond movie (“Goldfinger”?). So I think you’re on target about the sadism..

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Hi there!  I think we can depend on Fraulein Heidi for some Cruella DeVille moments this season!  Pull up a chair and sit yourself down!

  • tonibaloney

    HallmarQ???!! Fighting the urge to qill.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      HallmarQ….for when you care enough to design the very best…..

    • out for a walk

      My former boss knew this guy and couldn’t stand him. I can’t imagine how much he’s fuming right now (former boss tried out for PR twice).

      • tonibaloney

         I’m already over his shtick. I can’t imagine working with him.

  • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

    Falls Church VA! That’s where I live. 

  • notdorothygale

    “I’m attracted to faded glamour…beautiful yet with tarnish around the edges”. Perfect segue for the entrance of Heidi…….

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Meow!

  • Call me Bee

    Mmmm shall I root for the Chicago gal (The Hubs is from there) or the funeral home lady who is my age….? 

  • tonibaloney

    There’s no I in TEAM!

    • Pennymac

       No, but there is a “ME”

      • tonibaloney

        Curse you, letters! *shakes fist*

  • Polka_Dotty

    <<<<< Funeral Director lady isn't old! Well, she's as old as she <<<< is. (59)

    • notdorothygale

      Fifty nine is young(er) to me! ;) Let’s hear it for Boomer Morticia!

      • Polka_Dotty

        My avatar will be 60 this year. She dresses primarily in polka dots.

  • Peeve

    Gotta admit, I feel kinda sorry for these guys, learning the twist! I hate working in teams!

  • hello1972

    At first I thought she said, “teens,” and I am glad she did not.

  • GenXcellent

    It is irking me that the teams are pre-chosen.

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

      Expected no less from B/M.

      Milk that drama cow. Milk it. Moo.

      • Pennymac

         Moo. Blah blah. Moo.
        You’re so right, Victor.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          B/M probably has an algorithm for choosing the teams, based on factors to induce the most drama.

          • Stubenville

            It’s based on research on NYC subway rats, I’m certain.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            The most highly evolved NYC subway rats, no doubt!

    • 3boysful

       I know–how fun would it have been if they’d chosen each other based upon superficial first impressions!

  • alula_auburn

    I completely believed Tim when he said this was his favorite season ever.  It did not sound forced at all.  Really.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Honan/100000651925174 Christopher Honan

    I’m done watching.  I’ll read the reca[s here.

    • UsedtobeEP

      Giving up already, are we? Can’t say I blame you. But here I am.

    • notdorothygale

      We bitter kittens will take a bullet for you, Christopher.

  • tonibaloney

    I wonder how this team is keeping it.

    • tonibaloney

       What is this “team name” horseshit?! Is this the Apprentice all of a sudden?

      • Stubenville

        Take idea, throw at wall. If it sticks, we keep it.

      • formerlyAnon

         Can’t waste valuable screen time actually concentrating on *design* or *construction.* Or probably even showing how the teams assess each member’s abilities and assign responsibilities. Oh noooooo.

        Gotta save it for hashing out a team name. Blurgh.

  • Pennymac

    If they are all designing with their own aesthetic, isn’t it just a make a pretty dress challenge?

    • Polka_Dotty

      Well, in that case, you win Project Runway All Stars!

  • alula_auburn

    “Dream Team” was the name of my half of the seventh grade.  This was outside Chicago during the Bulls’ heyday, and I thought it was played out then.  Just saying.

    Also, this girl whose name I don’t know yet is giving me an uneasy as-played-by-Lea-Michelle vibe.

  • notdorothygale

    Nice zaghareet, Patricia. I thought you were native American, not Middle Eastern!

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Oh, Heidi, I’ve missed you and your normal-tempo talking.

    • Stubenville

      Hell-ow  de-sign-ers… [chirping crickets] 

      Good riddance Schmeidi 2.0

  • Polka_Dotty

    If you’re seeing the Statue of Liberty close-up, people, you’re in New Jersey, not New York. #Keepin’itreal

  • blondie65

    I will say…I’ve missed Heidi…

  • NDC_IPCentral

    NO Parsons The New School for Design????

    • Stubenville

      Perhaps the rent was too damn high.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        You made me bark out a spontaneous laugh, Stubenville, but did you see the one establishing shot of the Parsons facade?  What was that – the location of the runway show?

        • Stubenville

          Perhaps, more likely they’re too lazy to edit the old footage.

          • formerlyAnon

             Too cheap.

  • MilaXX

    I can’t quit either.  caught the second half of the casting special. I already see several I don’t think will last. I don’t know all the names. I’ll describe the ones I don’t know. Both young white gals, funeral director Cindy, Stanley, Sammy B will have taste issues, bald “keeping it real guy”. Btw, in my experience keeping it real is usually code for I start stuff and get offended at the drop of a ha t.The little bland guy with the glasses, also not gonna make it to the end. I’m on the fence about Layana’s talent and I’m worried they’ll keep her around for eye candy. I’m worried about whether or not Tu is there to fill the weirdo slot like Eliza and the guy who left during season 9. Honestly so far only Ben and the native American lady interest me.

  • Stubenville

    Welcome to Project Runway Chain Gang!

  • Stubenville

    Betcha nobody makes a Jay Chrysler Building dress…

    • Polka_Dotty

      If there’s one thing women in New York love to wear, it’s garments with multiple sleeves.

      • Stubenville

        Never enough arms for bracelets!

        • NDC_IPCentral

          You are on fire tonight, Stubenville!

  • Call me Bee

    Yikes–the (insert sponsor name here) rundown is starting to sound a but like the product placement bit in Waynes World.

    • notdorothygale

      I wonder how many of them are up to speed on the computer tablets…I saw there was pencil and paper nearby “just in case”.

  • Stubenville

    It’s SO nice to have Tim back. 

  • Peeve

    Excuse me. A coat with multiple sleeves???

  • Stubenville

    That British accent is gonna get old real fast.

  • tonibaloney

    “Multiple sleeves”? On the one hand, I hope so, you need more than one, but, one the other hand, how many sleeves can someone possibly incorporate, unless you’re designing for Sheeva from Mortal Kombat? 

  • Call me Bee

    The design that the New Mexico lady is doing is kinda cool, depending what she does with it….

  • alula_auburn

    That was  a REALLY awkward cut from PR to that movie promo.

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

      I am so tired I read that as “That was a REALLY awkward cut from PR to that porno movie.”  I really should go to bed, but I want to know what happened tonight.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Boy, if I were a designer-contestant, especially in the early going I’d keep the cocky, confident remarks to a minimum.  Truly being set up for a take-down-a-peg or the dreaded Auf.

  • StellaZafella

    We called it a “Titanic Boiler Maker” in my old bar…it was a Hair-of-the-dog type brunch kicker.

    • formerlyAnon

       Ta!

  • notdorothygale

    Brave, valiant Tim. Keeping a straight face through all this.

  • zelavie

    I don’t dislike the group critique…

  • alula_auburn

    Argh, I’m having some bad writing workshop flashbacks.

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t have very high hopes for La Posen since he seems so incredibly humorless but hopefully he will prove us wrong. As usual, I can’t bear to watch the show but I live for the recaps!! Hope it’s a great season for the die hard fans who still have the faith!!

  • Polka_Dotty

    Why don’t we just shove Patricia and Cindy on an ice floe and put them out to sea? They’re both too ooooold. #Dreamin’ that I’m Keepin’ it real

    • notdorothygale

      Too old for……what?!

      • Polka_Dotty

        For 24-year-old fashion designers.

  • MilaXX

    If I was coming on PR I’d start practice timing myself making clothes.

    • Polka_Dotty

      If I was coming on PR I’d sew my mouth shut.

    • Stubenville

      And memorize a few basic patterns, scope out Mood, watch all the old PR episodes, etc.

    • formerlyAnon

       The list of things one imagines someone coming on the show would do to prepare and yet the contestants seem to mostly avoid, is long.

      • Polka_Dotty

        Don’t forget a fool-proof dessert recipe!

        • MilaXX

          Lol, same rules apply. Don’t go on Top Chef without a dessert recipe and don’t come on PR if you need days to make a garment.

          • 3boysful

             I say this every season–why isn’t everyone prepared with ideas for non-conventional garments, a great dress, etc?  And you’re so right, the two shows have the same formula.  By why doesn’t anyone seem to prepare?  Bert, you out there?  Insight?

  • alula_auburn

    Well, at least that weird bra-fitting show reduces (har har) the chance of me inadvertently catching a minute of Dance Moms while I lunge for the remote. 

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    So Emily is our first designtestant who is having time/design management problems.  Honey, did you never watch this show? Do you not understand “you have one day” to make this work?  The more things change…..

    • alula_auburn

      Wasn’t she also the one wandering around with a lollipop saying how she was one of the best?
      (She is the as-played-by-Lea-Michelle one I meant before, so I finally learned her name, so it was nice of her to fuck up so I could work that out.)

      • Call me Bee

        That was really very nice of her! 

  • MilaXX

    Oh Tim loving the pinstripe/paisley tie combp

  • Stubenville

    No team makeup consensus? 

  • Stubenville

    Dear Lord – “The Real Lowlifes of South Boston”.

  • Call me Bee

    Wow–a bunch of old white women doing hip-hop is just plain wrong. 

    • Stubenville

      What attention whores people will do for money…

    • MzzPants

       Hey..I resemble that remark!

    • CozyCat

      No.  There’s nothing wrong with a bunch of old white women doing hip hop.  It’s doing it ON TV that’s wrong.

      Why does it seem like the network of “television for women” really doesn’t like women very much….

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Very few things directed toward women seem to like us much.  Check out the women’s magazines if you ever want to find all the things that are wrong with us.

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

        They don’t.  They pander to what they think women are.  How many of their movies are disgusting and misogynistic?  SO MANY OF THEM.  I saw part of one with Paula Abdul playing a rape victim and it was… it was really upsetting.  The way her character was portrayed as being melodramatic about not wanting to have sex or a relationship afterwards.  Just appalling.  I did not make it through that hunk of tv vomit.  Lifetime is run by assholes. 

  • dschubba

    Checking in late. I doubt I can quit PR cold turkey, but I don’t know if I’m going to bother with the non-runway parts of the show anymore.

  • CrazyAuntie

    I’m originally from Boston & the LAST thing I need to watch is a show about Southie.  GOD!!!!

    • Stubenville

      Grew up in Brookline. Agree 1,000%.

  • Pennymac

    Can I just confess that I always HATE the first few episodes when the designers are just a bunch of nameless faces with no snarky TLo monikers????

  • Peeve

    Heidi never disappoints–she looks like a plucked chicken!

  • Call me Bee

    Oh my sweet Lord on a breadstick what is Heidi wearing??!?! 

  • alula_auburn

    Oof, Heidi.  That’s just tacky.

    I love how the “Design a collection for [blank vaguely uninteresting store] has become such an afterthought. Oh, right. Clothes. To sell.

  • Stubenville

    Oh stop mugging for the camera, you bunch of hacks.

  • CrazyAuntie

    What..the…HELL is Heidi wearing???????

    • Stubenville

      An apron. Have her get me a cocktail.

      • NDC_IPCentral

         Stubenville FTW – you are on fire, Kitten, you are hitting ‘em all out of the park.

      • Pennymac

         A spider-macrame-apron? Awful.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      The newest in vulva-transparent skirtware.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    What
    Is
    Heidi
    WEARING????

    For the love of Cougartown, that is streetwalker clothing.

  • tonibaloney

     Mutton dressed as lamb…. Heidi, you’re lovely. Stop doing this!

  • notdorothygale

    Fraulein, we can see your bra, you little minx!

  • Peeve

    Flawless? Have you seen the insane crotch, Stanley?

  • Stubenville

    Nina Does Not Look Amused.

  • MintaHallWriter

    Is anyone else already bored?
    Other than me?
     

  • alula_auburn

    At least the camera work on the runway isn’t QUITE as seizure-inducing as on All Stars?  

  • tonibaloney

    Leayana (Layana + Lea Michele): your dress is a big ol’ nothing.

  • zelavie

    There are some really bad models this season.

  • MilaXX

    Heidi’s outfit is a total G,TNYD. She needs to send that to a 20 something starlet.

  • Stubenville

    That heinous hem!

  • tonibaloney

    I just actively grimaced at Fake Terry Richardson’s House of Pleated Dyed Shit look.

  • Stubenville

    Juvenile

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Native American designer’s fabric turned out to be interesting; she had a garment with movement.

    Some hits, some blahs….

  • Polka_Dotty

    I don’t see any cohesion in their “collection.” Love Patricia’s flap dress.

    • MintaHallWriter

       Yes, well…COHESION is one of those really big words.  Not gonna happen. First time had maybe a skosh more than 2nd team. But that’s like saying they have 3 drops of booze in their glass instead of 2 drops.  Cohesion wasn’t the thing for either team this week.

      But at least they weren’t pulling each others’ hair out, and a couple of them really did help their teammates.

      • demidaemon

        Cohesion actually wasn’t part of the challenge. The team stuff, so far, seems a bit more of put all these people together and see what happens and base their scoring on it than make a cohesive collection.

        • amywinns

           Definitely. At least in this first ep, there was no direction there be common threads in the team’s output. There’s no discussion of coordinating components. It’s only a “collection” in that they collected 8 designers’ looks and evaluated them in a cluster.

  • MintaHallWriter

    about half of these are cute…but I’m not seeing anyone who has done something PHENOMENAL here…
     

  • MilaXX

    Not super impressed with the first team second team wins this for me.Type your comment here.

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

      ‘Type your comment here” describes my feelings about this episode perfectly.

      • MilaXX

        Disqus must be over loaded, my last couple of post all have that in it.

  • MintaHallWriter

    Okay, first one out…gotta be Emily. It’s a hot mess….

    • tonibaloney

       It’s just so bizarre. Weird crazy pleated neck ruff connected to nothing? Mini butt ruff? I don’t get it.

    • Stubenville

      Except the judging has been so whack for the past few seasons, she may be the winner! 

    • alula_auburn

      Was there a skyline just randomly tacked to the chest?

  • zelavie

    Emily…
    W.
    T.
    F????

  • Pennymac

    Waxed denim? Makes me itch just thinking about it.

  • MintaHallWriter

    Dream team is the loser…fer shure…

  • Stubenville

    Damn, that was a whole lot of ugly!

    • notdorothygale

      Amen to THAT.

  • dschubba

    There’s some crotchal weirdness on Team Keeping It Real’s (Ugh) first jumpsuit. Calling it now: Elton John Jr’s going home first.

  • MilaXX

    Ben’s is the first look I really, really liked. Everything else has been a like or meh. Emily lucked out this round.Type your comment here.

  • Peeve

    Not much there, there. Although usually the first runway show is kinda blah because everyone plays it safe…

  • Stubenville

    Swamp People + bras = Double Divas.

  • Pennymac

    I like the first team better. Was that drapey-chiffon square weirdness in the first group or the second?

    • zelavie

      I find it upsetting that I don’t know which look you’re referring to, because that description applies to more than one.

      • dschubba

         The better-executed version turned up in the second collection.

        • Pennymac

           Yes. Blondie from Down Under did the one that was somewhat successful. The other one looked like remnants on a string. (Hey, thats a good band name!)

        • MilaXX

          That was made by the brit. Sam?

    • MintaHallWriter

       Yup, me too.  And they won!

    • Stubenville

      The pleated one was the first team.

  • Polka_Dotty

    I can’t tell the teams apart. So much for being inspired by New York City from above and afar.

  • tonibaloney

    More like NIGHTMARE team – hey-o!

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I am somewhat pleasantly surprised…or drunk.  It’s hard to know.

    Though I really want a challenge where black (and all its various shades) is banned.

    • PastryGoddess

      There really isn’t too much of a difference between the two.  

      I agree with the whole lets ban black and watch the designers freakout challenge would be fab

    • 3boysful

       And then they could say “A first in PR history!  The non-black challenge!”

      Yet some bozo would still try to sneak some in there, whining “I don’t know how to design for women over size 2 who wear color.”

      • OmegaBlush

        PR does a “non-black” challenge every season: The final collection.  If you know what I mean.

  • MintaHallWriter

    I’m up for Patricia to win. I actually thought her fabric thing was super-clever.  

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

       It looked especially great when she was walking.

  • nosniveling

    yay for Patricia (says this New Mexican)
    do not like that black overgrown peplum thing.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Fellow (current, if not native) New Mexican here — yeah, from all the promo stuff, it looked like they were playing her up as some weird character with strange habits, the sort they like to Auf right away.  I’m glad she made an awesome dress, was in the top three, and showed us proud.  Go, Land of Enchantment. 

      • 3boysful

         They were setting her up to be this season’s Spitter Girl/Ping/etc.  I confess I was dubious about that fabric on the worktable, but the dress was awesome.

        • OmegaBlush

          Hey, I liked Ping!  Also, I read Barbara’s last line as “Land of Enhancement”.  I was like, “Oh…Wow.”

          • 3boysful

            Oh, Ping was fun to watch, but definitely a character.

            And IF there were a Land of ENHANCEMENT, I’m sure it would be LA!

  • MilaXX

    Darn, I liked Dream team better. Oh well bye bye Emily. On the on the hand I do like Daniel’s suit. I hate that black/gray frankendress.

  • PastryGoddess

    What the hell did they all smoke?  All this happy happy go team rah shit is annoying.  Can they please throw someone under the bus?

    • Stubenville

      Oh, it’s coming with the next team.

    • notdorothygale

      It will be “Lord of the Flies” with shears and needles.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Daniel, Richard and Patricia all made really good dresses.  Richard’s last name may be goofy, but that is a modern, sleek and fluid dress.  Daniel is a helluva tailor.  Patricia – girl, your fabric design birthed a really nifty dress.  I though she was headed for the shoals, but she sailed into port with the flags flying.

    • tonibaloney

      HallMarQ’s is my favorite, actually. The asymmetry was unlike any I’ve seen before on the show, and it looked effortless and easy.

      ETA: I didn’t like the one-sleeve, though! I wish he had changed that up.

      • Stubenville

        Glad he didn’t over detail it.

        • tonibaloney

           Oh, absolutely. And it was nice that he acknowledged that his team held him back.

      • tonibaloney

        “Effortless and easy!” I’m a soothsayer! Or someone else said it earlier, and I parroted it already.

      • 3boysful

         It was the hem that bothered me more.

  • MilaXX

    I didn’t notice all the details on Patricia’s. Please give her the win.

  • Peeve

    TOTALLY agree about the Frankendress the judges seem to like so much!

  • dschubba

    I imagine that Casanova’s father is just like that dude on the end (Daniel?)

  • MintaHallWriter

    Awww…I kind of liked Cindy’s dress. Not high fashion, but interesting.  Emily is an AUF fer shure…

    • GenXcellent

      I kind of liked it too…but they’ll probably get rid of her because she’s An Old. 

      • Stubenville

        But probably not in the first episode. Remember the Lifetime demographic.

        • GenXcellent

          Ooh…you called it. 

    • Lisa_Cop

      I didn’t think it was interesting but at least fully made clothes were sent down a runway. Emily,not so much.

  • alula_auburn

    Posen is boooooring and kind of out of his league, like a little kid at the grown-ups table.  (And it’s not an age thing–Christian is fine.  Posen is like that Boy Wonder shrink on Bones, but without the endearing-ness of having been on Freaks and Geeks.)

    I don’t like the feeling that Heidi has Patricia in her sights. :(

  • Stubenville

    Oooh – under the bus she goes!

  • notdorothygale

    Tell us how you really feel, Nina. Bye bye, “winner” Emily.

  • tonibaloney

    Posen’s eyebrows are mesmerizing. I can’t look away!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Boy, Emily is being crucified.  Man, I’d be bawling up there if I were her, and she’s a couple of blinks away from that.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

       She deserved it, though.  I – as a fairly basic sewist – could have done better.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Yes, I’m afraid her youth and inexperience is showing.  But I think there’s a possibility that good ol’ ageism will rear its L’Oreal’d head and Ms. Funeral Director, age 59, will be given the hook.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

           I was concerned about that as well – I’m so glad we were wrong!

          • 3boysful

             Especially since Boomer Morticia (as someone called her earlier) was so kind to help Emily not send out a half-naked model; to auf her would’ve been so wrong.

  • alula_auburn

    (So I’ve recently been writing snarks of Baby-sitters Club books, so every time they talk about something being “not New York” I have Stacey flashbacks.  Yes, I am an enormous dork.)

  • tonibaloney

    I need a clip of that “hwa hwa hwa” that just happened. Was that Heidi?

  • Polka_Dotty

    Did we hear from everyone on Team Loser? It seems they skipped a few.

    • MintaHallWriter

       They only critiqued the top three from the winning team and teh bottom 3 from the losing team.

  • GenXcellent

    Loving Patricia.

  • Peeve

     I like Patricia’s dress–not much design in the dress, but a ton of design in the fabric.

  • Call me Bee

    Wow–I’m getting impressed with what the judges are saying.  Very thoughtful and insightful.  Who’d thought…? 

    • Stubenville

      They’re just being fed better lines. Don’t forget about Isaac and pockets…

      • l_c_ann

        Come on!  Isaac and the pockets was far less cringe worthy that some of Isaac’s praise of Anthony Ryan before that.

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

      I think the lack of Kors and giggling and disco-mother-of-the-bride is grounding the judges a bit. Less exciting, but more actual advice.

  • dschubba

    What?! Coming to America is awesome! That gown is the opposite of that.

  • zelavie

    It sounds like they’re trying to justify not Auf-ing Emily.  I hope that’s not the case.

    • Polka_Dotty

      It couldn’t be that they have already chosen their winner, and now have to work backwards to make that come true? Nah, that would never happen.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Boy, how to the three bottom Dream Teamers feel watching this on national cable TV….?  Gee, the judges seemed to go on at length in tonight’s 90 minute format with their criticisms.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    I think that top 3 gray-and-black piece is hideous! 

    • Targettaste

       It goes beyond asymmetrical: it’s downright lopsided.

  • MilaXX

    If they’re going to keep Emily then please send James home. 

    • Susan Collier

       Even his sketches looked like uninspired crap.

  • Peeve

    Looks like Cindy may be the one to go. Emily’s was far worse, but they’re giving her credit because of what she “could have” done. Plus, Cindy’s old…

    • l_c_ann

      I temporarily fell for that old predictive edit, too.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    That weird twisted dress I Do. Not. Get.

    And hey, New Mexico girl!  Nice work in getting out of the “I’m a character!” rut by making, you know, a pretty cool dress. 

  • BobStPaul

    I’ll be very surprised if Cindy is not sent home.

  • Call me Bee

    IDK about Emily and that mess getting aufed.  When the judges are confronted with crazy or boring (the pencil skirt and tank), they always send home boring.  Always. 
    (Maybe…) 

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

     Ok.  I’ll say it now.  I don’t want Cindy to go.  I get annoyed by the ageism – especially about the women – on this show.  They, and everyone else, know they’re a token coming in.  They should get as much of a chance as the spas-tastic young designers.

    • PaulaBerman

      It was really noticeable from the snotty comments from Kate, Emily, and Layana about the older women, Patricia and Cindy. It made me dislike the three of them. I experienced all kinds of schadenfreude when Emily said, “I’ll never judge again” after Cindy helped her. I mean, god forbid an older woman have some value or merit, eh girls? 

  • Pennymac

    Snidely Whiplash wins!

  • Stubenville

    Snidley for the win!

  • notdorothygale

    Is Daniel wearing an ANTLER?

  • MissAmynae

    HAPPY SQUEALS HAPPY SQUEALS!!!  

  • MintaHallWriter

    Didn’t Daniel just do Vern II with all his folding and draping?  I wanted Patricia to win-win-win.  

  • notdorothygale

    They kept the village elder. Huzzah.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Wait. What?  I hope I’m missing the sarcasm font.

      • Stubenville

        Based on past history, they find ways to auf anyone older. For example, Bert Keeter had mad skills, but they weren’t going to let him win.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

           Oh, I’m totally aware of that – and it is worse for women (Daniel is gasp! 48 and nary a word has been said; Peach was 50 in her season and ’twas a scandal).  Bert was more in danger for his initial insanity than his age; once he got a grip, he was judged more on his talent (which was considerable) and made it almost to the end.

          Notdorothygayle’s comment just seemed a bit…something unnecessary.

          • l_c_ann

            If I thought BM had a great mind behind them, I’d suggest they might have realized that they would need Bert’s skills to carry Anya through.

  • MintaHallWriter

    They did auf the right person…but poor Cindy is likely to get the boot in the next few weeks…betcha.

  • Peeve

    The judges did the right thing! I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you!

    • Stubenville

      I just think they’re being fed better lines.

      • Peeve

         That won’t last long…

  • Stubenville

    So it’s goodbye whats-her-name… blubber, blubber. She really wasn’t ready to compete.

  • alula_auburn

    Wow, I’m genuinely surprised.

    Am I getting old if I’d kind of like a season where the older designers overtake the snotty young whippersnappers?

  • zelavie

    Wow – a logical judging on the first episode?  I know what they’re doing.  They WANT us to think it’s not all rigged and that they’re okay ditching drama and keeping good work, but in a couple of episodes the judging will get more and more scripted.   It’s like the gateway episode.

  • Polka_Dotty

    But you can see the auf’d designer tonight on Last Chance Cutting Room!

    • Peeve

       What a great idea!

    • Stubenville

      We need Padma as a judge.

      • MoHub

         You’d have to ply her with copious amounts of alcohol first.

      • CheriCPat

         NO!!  Don’t make me see Padma any more than I already have to!  She’s only marginally better than that robot on PR All Stars!

  • Stubenville

    Different countries? Wonder what airline underwrote that.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Oh, I’m sure they’ll let us know when the time comes.  Like, a LOT.

    • l_c_ann

      More likely they send them to different restaurants, gift shops, etc. in a odd materials challenge.  But at the current number of contestants, that would require too many camera and sound men.

      • formerlyAnon

         I love how we all have concluded that this show is produced beyond as cheaply as possible.

      • Stubenville

        I was thinking of the film crews, too. But don’t put it past these cheap bums to send them off with an unpaid intern for supervision and just a handheld [insert product placement brand here] camera to film themselves.

    • 3boysful

       Epcot.

    • MoHub

       I suspect it will be like the season 5 Top Chef challenge in which the cheftestants were sent to different ethnic neighborhoods in NYC to buy ingredients and make dishes reflecting the cuisine of their assigned countries.

  • zelavie

    Was Heidi just holding the Aflac duck?

    • MissAmynae

      Auf-lac!

    • l_c_ann

      Design a matching outfit for your duck? 

      Twists are us.

    • BuffaloBarbara

       I was wondering about that.  Is he a guest judge?  He can’t make much less sense than some of them, I guess…

  • alula_auburn

    OMG, that “this season” trailer was seriously surreal.

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

    Heidi is holding a DUCK? This is going to be really good.

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

      Project Runway has become a satire on Project Runway.
      The snake is eating itself.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

         That?  Has potential.

        • CozyCat

          It could.  As long as they aren’t required to design outfits for those plastic ducks (geese?) people put on their front porches….

          • Call me Bee

            Oh.  My.  Lord. 

      • Stubenville

        Oooh! Hunger Games with sewing! Running with scissors! 

  • Call me Bee

    OK so they sent crazy home.  No surprize really, though her idea was a good one.  But a good design rarely saves bad execution. 

    • MissAmynae

      ‘zactly. you can’t wear a sketch!

      • BuffaloBarbara

         I did laugh at Nina saying that in eleven years, it was the most unfinished thing that had ever come down the Runway.  I seem to recall someone just sewing a couple of shears together and calling it good.  Or am I hallucinating?  At least Emily’s had a skirt, albeit one made by Cindy.

        • Call me Bee

          Or the menswear challenge for what’s-his-name….oh I forget….the former football player turned morning show host..and one designer did a jacket and pants (with no zipper!) and no shirt.  They model had to wear just a piece of fabric draped around his neck!!

          • PaulaBerman

            Carmen’s? The neckline was a mess.

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

            Emilo’s hardware swimsuit from season 7 was the all time worst, IMO. 

          • 3boysful

             That’s always what I think of for worst-ever nominee.

          • Susan Collier

             Yes. Carmen’s ascot as shirt was the most unfinished thing I’d ever seen on Project Runway. But that football player would have looked funnier wearing Virginia Sorority Sister’s redneck bikini top.

        • PaulaBerman

          Stella’s whipstitched Hefty bag dress? Didn’t even get aufed. 

        • Stubenville

          Because Emilio Sosa’s washers and string dress mess was executed flawlessly?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

            But Ms. Nina **liked** Emilio if I remember correctly. 

        • MissAmynae

          There’ve been worse, for sure. I wonder if it was to take her down a peg for all the trash-talking?

        • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

          I recollect some guy from CT or somewhere (IIRC he claimed to be a landscape designer?) throwing a couple sheets on a model, calling it fashion and getting auf’d early on. Maybe three-four seasons ago?

          Anyway, his was about the most foolish, non-fashion piece of crap I recollect seeing on PR. Emily’s was stupid, but IMO it had more style than that asshat’s offering. 

  • http://twitter.com/Miri81 Miriam Diaz

    That was cute when Emily said she would be in the top 3. Pfft….. LOL

    • Pennymac

       I kinda thought it smacked of a loser edit, all that puffing and bragging, but hey, what do I know?

      • NDC_IPCentral

        You know a lot, Pennymac, and you sniffed out that loser edit from a mile away.  As did a lot of us.  Hence my comment earlier about not shooting one’s mouth off in the early going.

        • Pennymac

          *blushes* Lifetimes producers make it easy…..

  • slightlybitterkitten

    That was surprisingly enjoyable! 

    • OrigamiRose

      Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Always love a Godfather nod…

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

    Honestly, Emily had one of the strongest portfolios. It’s odd to see her gone, but ya can’t excuse the fug of that dress.

  • guest2visits

    Alot of crass and overbearing. And that was just Heidi’s tacky see thru dress.  Tacky and boring and slightly nauseating….
    welcome to FASH-O-RAMA. 

    • l_c_ann

      You just knew that Heidi had to give her opening show and show some more.

      And (not that it matters a hoot)”when you put a bunch of attention whores in a Parson’s workroom”,  this season they put the attention whores in a workroom in the (?) 1407 building because Parsons was back to having classes.

      • MoHub

         Yep. I noticed that they weren’t in the Parsons workroom.

  • BobStPaul

    That was actually a pretty good episode.  The right team was the winner and they did a good job selecting the top and bottom three.  The biggest surprise was how good the judging commentary was in comparison to what we’ve seen in recent years.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    The  judging is better, yes.  (Though you cannot make me like a dress that looks like it’s twisted halfway around and lost a sleeve in the process — you just can’t make me.  I’m not buying what you’re trying to sell me.)  But I’m not feeling the team thing AT ALL.  It’s like they’re asking them all to become Gretchen, wandering around the workroom giving advice.  Why in the world was that a necessary thing to do?  It didn’t add anything to the show.  It didn’t detract as much as I feared, possibly because with so many dresses, they didn’t have time to do cheap melodrama, but it was fairly pointless.

    • guest2visits

      Yes to this.  Thats what I felt; why plague us with this farce of teams? Just what we don’t need – more drama, from more
      angles. So… they can accept the ‘team’ advise or simply decline it?  Or f*k what? 
      Must there be this frenetic game show slap stick to entertain us?  I have an idea; how about half the people, twice the design
      time. No ducks.   ( I should have taken advice and started drinking much earlier.)

  • nannypoo

    Well, that was a worthy auf. I couldn’t even tell what she was aiming for. I was surprised by Patricia’s dress. She seemed to be making a bizarre and messy craft project and she came out with a really interesting and attractive dress. Good for her.

    • Melvis Velour

      I loved the ululating howl she let loose on the cruise…sorta like saying “OK bitches, earth mother is here!”

  • SewingSiren

    I HATE the idear of all team challenges. It kind of waters all the design down a notch. But I did agree with the winning team and the top three designs on the winning team too.
    I also agreed with the auf’  Although I thought the would send the older woman home due to lack of potential. 

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

    Even though I found the judging session to be decent (awarding the win to the designer who presented a well-crafted–perhaps the best crafted– and ambitious piece and eliminating the designer who spit-stuck strips of fabrics on the model), I do NOT like the team-challenge format, specifically the winning team / losing team demarcation. The reason for that is that a shitty design can pass through simply due its belonging in the winning team (especially for the first few challenges where there’s a lot of designers  / designs).

    • CozyCat

      However, knowing the shamelessness of this show, they are quite capable of skewing the scores to make a team lose if they want to get rid of someone in particular.

      • SewingSiren

        Or changing the rules. For instants sending a weak member from the winning team home. Or having co-winners from both teams. 

        • Stubenville

          But sometimes that works on better produced reality shows, for example when a Top Chef contestant was sent home at the beginning of a challenge for their amply demonstrated lack of butchering skills. 

        • MoHub

          I’m thinking this should follow the model of Worst Cooks in America, where one member of each team was declared the winner, and one from each team was eliminated every episode, keeping the numbers even.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Or skewing the winning team up to protect a favorite who’s sent an obvious schmatta down the runway.

  • Lilithcat

    Once again, I missed the entire show.  I’ll catch it, I hope, on On Demand.

    I did, however, witness an excellent team tonight:  Renée Fleming and Susan Graham.  If any of those contestants or judges (I’m looking at you, Miss Siriano) think they are divas, well, take a lesson.

  • wawawah

    TIM GUNN “This is my favorite season EVER!” What a crock! So much for honest commentary this season…Let the Bullshit begin!

  • wawawah

    Did they just go to a mall and grab the first dozen or so people they ran across?

  • wawawah

    A lousy boat ride and the roof of the Atlas? 

    • Laylalola

      The Atlas choice was bizarre. And I bet they thought taking them to the Empire State Building or something would seem uninspired. 

    • SugarSnap108

      Eh.  A boat ride around Manhattan is pretty cool, especially if you’ve never been here.  But the other team?  “Go to the roof of your hotel.”  That’s amazingly lame.

  • wawawah

    That SHRILL voice of TG! FORGOT!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LSGDWPRY6JLBPB43EO6MIAURZI what

       That’s funny because I was just thinking how Hiedi’s voice is sounding pretty annoying during the show for some reason. And now I’m left wondering if it’s just an anomaly or if her voice will continue to sound like nails on a chalkboard for the remaining episodes…hmm…

  • ZnSD

    MESS

  • OrigamiRose

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but I actually didn’t think it was that terrible (bloated episode length aside).  I’m still not entirely sold on teams week in and week out; however, at least in terms of kicking off the season and hooking me for at least another week, it worked.  More talent on display than I anticipated to see right off; designers who transcended the expectations I had based on their bios (Patricia and Casanova Père, most notably); the judging was, for once, edited in a manner that highlighted constructive evaluations instead of just a fashion-centered “Open Mic Night” competition; designers actually demonstrating a willingness and ability to help, rather that just snark, at each other (of course, I doubt that will last); and best of all, no Isaac drooling over the miracle of pocket placement.

    I was sure Funeral Lady was a goner since Patricia scored so high; it was good to see the hot mess in heels got voted off.  There was no way, in my mind, a getup called the most “unfinished” thing to walk down the runway in eleven seasons could have survived the cut for the show to even pretend it had integrity any longer.  Not that “integrity” and “Project Runway” have been BFFs in a love time; but maybe, just maybe, someone at B/M is listening to the Bitter Kittens and trying to right the ship?  *crosses fingers*

    • zelavie

      “the judging was, for once, edited in a manner that highlighted constructive evaluations instead of just a fashion-centered “Open Mic Night” competition”
      You put into words exactly why I’m glad Kors is gone.

  • MoHub

    Interesting that many of us pretty much had Emily pegged for elimination before the show even aired based on her bio. I’m not even sure how she was selected in the first place unless it was as cannon fodder.

    Honestly, someone who “hopes” she can win, points out the superior talent of others, and thinks PR is a learning experience rather than a competition was doomed from the get-go.

  • SugarSnap108

    Ugh, the idea of all team challenges displeases me.  They even made a point to feature one of the designers (Waxed-Denim Lady?) saying how the person with the worst design can easily skate by, just from being on the winning team, while someone who would have been in the middle goes home.  I guess Lifetime thinks that’s supposed to intrigue and draw us in?  The drama!  The injustice!  Yawn.

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

    This show is trash now.  The clothes put on that runway were laughable, especially that teeshirt, the jumpsuit made of what appeared to be seatbelts, the rag apron dress…  I mean it’s too much to take in.  What a waste of time.

  • Judy_S

    Oh, dear. I wonder whether, if I had checked this site last night, I would have tuned in to see this or not. Even after not watching the entire All-Stars show, it feels too soon to start over again. I begin to see why the drinking is so important…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

    Huh. Forgot this was on.

  • alice20c

    Ugh. I’ve already missed two seasons, and can’t imagine subjecting myself to it again. I’ll skim TLo recaps as usual, but otherwise I’m completely divested of interest at this point.

  • Melvis Velour

    Love the bar!  Bet a glass of champers isn’t going to be cheap.  I just hope they don’t waft lots of Bvlgari scents into the air.  We were on a cruise where our suite was kitted out with Bvlgari products and my eyes watered every time I walked into the bathroom as the scent was just overwhelming.

    As grandmamma told me “…excess should only be done in measured doses dear”

  • Judy_J

    After the last episode of PR All Stars, I swore I would not watch again, but there I was, glass of wine in hand, watching the new episode.  I will say in my own defense, that I only watched the second 30 minutes, so I didn’t see the beginning or end.  I’ll probably just limp along, reading the recaps and watching periodically until the final 4 are named.  It’s really what I’ve done for the past several seasons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

    Breathlessly awaiting your commentary on the show…

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

    Gee, all team challenges this season…  THAT won’t be boring.    Glad I gave this show the boot.

  • mhleta

    Pre-game: Laura Kathleen–just when I thought I couldn’t find her any more irritating. Why did they give her a position of power, or at least the position of it? 

  • Presumptuous Insect

    Whoever called the winner Snidely Whiplash: I hope that name sticks!

  • ccm800

    <- Posen crush