T LOunge

Posted on February 21, 2013

London? Why yes, darlings. We think we will.

Golden Bee Bar, London

Join us, won’t you? The seats don’t look comfortable but the lighting is divine.

Guest judge Miranda Lambert, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

Since this season has been not-awful with occasional bouts of good, we’re looking forward to tonight, to see if there’s any momentum here.

 

 

It’s always kind of hilarious when they force the designers into an area they’re ill-suited for, like country singer stage wear. You just know someone’s going to go all Loretty Lynn and make a fool of themselves. Plus: Nina not mincing her words. That’s never not good.

So, drink up, darlings! Let’s hope for fun tonight – and if we don’t find it, we’ll make our own.

 

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

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Ah, T Lounge at last!!! Who’s with me for champagne and snarkiness? I can see dangerous waters ahead for our hapless crew of wanna bes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jes.billings Jes Billings

         Oh, my, I seem to be the second one here. May I join you in a glass of champagne, sir? Ah, let the games begin.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          But of course! Plenty to go around.

      • StellaZafella

         A well built, hot-mama country singer with severe styling tastes? I can’t think of ONE of this year’s contenders that’s ready for this challenge…But Seth Arron would be ‘getting a woody’ over this.

        A light Ginger and lemon, barkeep. I’ll just curl up in my corner and purrrrr.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Purring will be tough, on these chairs.

      • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

        Champagne and snark are the perfect combination! Cheers!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Better than a Bellini!

        • 3boysful

           I’m up for that, too!

      • MilaXX

         Having an allergy attack, back to virtual booze for me. Also drowning my sorrows in carrot cake.

        • notdorothygale

          Carrot cake is a perfect substitute. Just the right combination of health and sweet. Enjoy!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Lots of sour cream frosting, right?

          • MilaXX

            but of course!

          • Call me Bee

            Oooh that reminds me that I have a chunk of birthday carrot cake leftover from The Hubs’ party down in the deep freeze in the basement.  Hmmmmm…….

        • Violina23

          I’m going for ice cream since I have pregnancy-induced heartburn ;)

          Hope you feel better soon!

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

             A glass of chocolate milk 3 times a day.  Works better than Tums.

          • MilaXX

            You too. Tell the little one mommy has dresses to judge.

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

           I’m stuffing myself with banana bread after a particularly nasty potassium issue last week — it’s got bananas in it!

      • Call me Bee

        I’m with ya!!  I’d love to have champagne, but I’m cold and there’s a snowstorm on it’s way here, so please I would like a hot buttered rum–heavy on the butter and the rum. 
        (Or I could be a pixie and order mulled wine, light on the cinnamon, heavy on the cloves….) 

        Looks like it may be an interesting challenge.  Most country singers are just rock stars with a twang, aren’t they?  I’m aa rock/alt rock fan myself, so I have no idea who any of the singers are….
        It’s also nice to see that Miss Miranda is not a stick–I wonder how the designers will handle that….

      • tinyredlocks

        Color me there!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Champagne and snark-love it! I’ll sidle on up to the bar, sir!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Lovely to see you, as always, B3

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Lovely to be in the company of my fellow BK’s-whatever the quality of this night on PR, the company here in the TLo lounge is always stellar.

      • EveEve

        Ohhh, count me in.  Trying to figure out the country-western equivalent to Champagne – and in London….hmmm…a Shandy I suppose will do it for me.   I’ve got brownies baking, and vanilla ice cream waiting to top them with when they come out of the oven.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Ummmmm, and you live where, exactly? I would far rather be ratting brownies and ice cream, than being at work, which is my reality.

        • Call me Bee

          We’ll be right over. 

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Last weekend I made a butterscotch apple crumble, topped with caramel walnut ice cream from our local gourment ice cream shop…..ah, it was worth the calories.

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

             That sounds amazing.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Mr. B3 approved-always a good sign!  The caramel walnut ice cream is scrumptious-the ice cream shop has a booth as our local farmers market in the spring,as well as their own small shop-it’s my duty to support a local business, especially when it’s so delicious!

    • understateddiva

      Having a glass of wine and preparing for the craziness…it has to be better than the challenge to create band outfits for a rock ‘n’ roll band – and they created costumes straight from Scooby Doo.  

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        That was one of the all time lows, considering that no one really got it right. And the sour notes were amazingly so.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          There were some true eye-searingly bad “designs” ahem, walking that runway.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            But none of them was a patch on Anya’s appalling effort.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              OMG-Anya’s effort was so bad that I have not, alas, been able to totally erase it from my memory.

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

               *mutter* raw freaking hems at Lincoln Center *grumble* 

              I’d imagine I’m probably going to be bitching about that on my deathbed.  It was so incredibly offensive…

    • http://twitter.com/sk888888 Cele Deemer

      I’m ready!  Let the games begin, indeed!

    • Sara__B

      I just looked at a bunch of pictures of Miranda Lambert on stage and on the red carpet. She often dresses like Heidi, in some combination of short, tight, and shiny. Other times, she’s full-out country western girl. She likes showing cleavage, and she’s not built like a model. The designers are definitely going to struggle with this one!

      • TRSTL

        Did you see that god awful dress she crammed herself into for her performance at the Grammys? Short? check Shiny? double check with horizontal staggered bands of sequins! Tight? Like a condom (see through!)  It was a horrible and did absolutely NOTHING for her!  It’s as if she doesn’t have a gay husband to tell her “Oh, GURLLLL! NO!!!!”

        • understateddiva

           She is very talented and beautiful, but somehow ends up dressing like Snooki.  Hope she will bring some much-needed sass to the proceedings.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            A snookilicious pop country diva!

          • RebeccaKW

             She’s another girl that looks good casual (i.e. jeans and a tank top, western boots) and not so much on the red carpet.  She’s not model-sized, no, but she’s not as big as some of the dresses she wears make her appear.

        • forward_slash_PRS

          I see what you’re doing here!

    • MilaXX

      Since most country stars don’t dress like they are going to the rodeo I want to see what the designers come up with.

    • notdorothygale

      London doesn’t have the bucketloads of snow that fell on us today, darlings, so I believe this will be a perfect lounge to enjoy a glass or two of sauvignon blanc and pray that the Big Momentum that was launched last week (interesting challenge, great creativity, a minimum of drahma) will continue. Salut!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I’m so with you on that toast! Sante’!

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

         This season has been fairly enjoyable so far.   In fact, this is the first one in a long time I’ve watched in real time.  And that’s with an episode of The Following (which is highly underrated, IMO) still waiting for me.

        • formerlyAnon

          I tried, but wasn’t able to watch The Following. Too creepy-intense for me.

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

             Definitely creepy, and Kevin Bacon is always intense.  I sort of watch it through a Revenge kind of lens — sort of a nighttime soap version of a crime/psychological thriller. 

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      “And Doo – that’s my husband – he’ll get to acting horny.  And the more I laugh, the hornier he gets, and he’ll say “Hey, Loretta, spread me up another one of them baloney sandwiches!”  I really hope someone goes full on Loretty!

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

        You just quoted one of my favorite bits of dialogue from Coal Miner’s Daughter.  Thanks for the laugh!  I hope someone goes full on Loretty, too.

    • Janet B

      If all of this “not-awful” stuff keeps up I’m going to have to starting watching regularly again. I’m always ready for champagne and snarkiness.

    • Pennymac

      “Not-awful with occasional bouts of good” Hahahaha! *wipes tear* This also describes my life, BTW…

    • Sara__B

      Nina and Miranda seem to be wearing versions of the same dress, only Nina’s has a decorative cleavage cover. (Heidi might have same dress, too, with an unstructured jacket over it.)

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Well, the trick for them will be designing something g that will be shown on a runway model that can translate to her shape and height effectively. Should be interesting. I wonder if we will have any of the ” I never design for real people” commentary.

      • Pennymac

        I’m counting on it!

      • PastryGoddess

        Drinking game?????

    • notdorothygale

      Project Runway references on “Parks and Recreation”!

      • alula_auburn

        And the Ann Perkins wedding dress was cuter and more interesting than than anything Gretchen or Anya has ever made. . .

        • MilaXX

           It was really cute.

    • Call me Bee

      That’s right!  I forgot about the mysterious “business”…

    • blondie65

      button bag….nothing good will come from this…

    • Stubenville

      Just back from a weepy going away party for an old friend who moves across country tomorrow. I need a large Merlot, please.

      • Call me Bee

        Well this is a good place to drown your sorrows.  We had very good friends move to San Fran a few weeks ago…I miss them an awful lot….

      • notdorothygale

        Perhaps it will give you many opportunities for travel? Enjoy your merlot……

    • alula_auburn

      Ugh, such a tease.  That’s totally not a RETURN TO THE RUNWAY moment.  I was hoping for scandal.  Or Joe staying.

    • Stubenville

      Max headroom is last. Of course.

    • MilaXX

      Does Ben even listen to the words falling out of his mouth? He talks like he is in the top 3 every week instead of struggling as much as he has.

    • EveEve

      Amanda getting the loser edit already?!

    • alula_auburn

      I. . .didn’t know you could still say “a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll” unironically.

    • MilaXX

      Uh-oh curves and designers on this show rarely mesh.

    • MilaXX

      O crap Patricia’s gonna make another Native American look. Not Miranda’s style at all.

      • Polka_Dotty

        Fringe. It’s the new fringe.

        • Stubenville

          It’s elegant fringe.  [eyeroll]

      • ChristinaRi

        Let me guess.   

        The Judges will love it.

    • Jennifer_Juniper

      Hi All!  New to the lounge though I’ve posted a couple of times.
       
      I’m one of those who mostly lurks and I have to say how much I’ve enjoyed TLo over the years and especially reading the comments.  Many interesting, articulate and best of all funny BKs and Unborn Fawns.
       
      I’m sitting at the bar.  My usual pedestrian but always refreshing gin and tonic with a double on the gin and lime wedges.
      Seriously considering making it for real.  I hardly ever drink…do so mostly when I’m out, not that often…so this is a real treat.
       
      I celebrated my b’day on Monday and since I was ill I couldn’t have a drink then.  This will make up for it.  Cheers to me for 56 years!  The best present in my life is having two lovely daughters.  I also have my wonderful partner and she really spoiled me for this birthday — tickets to a very limited (only 5 perfs) staged production of “Carousel” at Lincoln Center starring Kelli O’Hara.  I love Kelli O!  I love “Carousel”!  I love Lincoln Center!  I love my partner and daughters!
       
      Sorry to be so chatty.  You’re either happy to sit next to me or not.  But like I said, I enjoy y’all so much.  And I haven’t even started drinking. 
       
      I’m sticking with Project Dinosaur until its ELE be it cancellation or Heidi et al bowing out gracefully.  I think the latter is the most likely scenario but I also picture Heidi and the Weinsteins milking it until Heidi’s boobs are so low that the Double Divas are called in to make her a custom bra.  Sometimes I just want to say to her anyway, “Pick those girls up Girl!”
       
      Speaking of boobs I like what Miranda is wearing in the promo pic above.  It looks well-proportioned to her body — not just her chest — but to her overall curvature.  And I think this will be the biggest (no pun) challenge of the challenge for the designers.  Will it be poetry?  This is how I look at all artistic endeavors. I disagree with Zac Posen.  I do think fashion design is or can be a fine art.
       
      See you all on the other side tomorrow when TLo posts. Thanks for letting me wind down the day with you.
       
      JJ — mother, partner, river poet and ……..lesbian fashion criminal.
       
       
       

      • Polka_Dotty

        Welcome, Jennifer Juniper! Grab a seat and a bottle of rotgut and enjoy the show!

      • notdorothygale

        Welcome, Jennifer_Juniper, and a very happy belated birthday!

      • Peeve

         Don’t apologize for being chatty–you’ve saved up for a long time! Happy birthday, and I’d love to sit next to you!

      • Stubenville

        Welcome! Jump in and dish!

      • Pennymac

         Glad you took the plunge and joined in the snark fest! Welcome!

      • MilaXX

         hey! welcome to the party!

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

         Welcome Jennifer!  We rarely bite…

      • Call me Bee

        Happy Birthday. 
        Carousel!!  We did that in high school  (I was on stage crew.)  The only line I really remember is the sidekick saying, “I’d swim through beer with my mouth closed for you!” 

        • Jennifer_Juniper

          Someone who knows the song reference, thank the lord!
           
           
           

        • Jennifer_Juniper

          Oh, forgot to mention….love all things art.  I bet your quilts are wonderful.  Love textile arts. Often write poetry interpretive of visual art.  I may read at a gallery soon for an artist’s opening.  Still working on the poem though and I won’t send it down the runway unless it passes muster with my inner Nina.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Jennifer Juniper – Jenny J! – welcome to the ranks of the posting BKs.  Glad to have you.  I’m waving at you from nawth of your 411.  Be voluble and opinionated – that’s the MO ’round these virtual parts.

        • Jennifer_Juniper

          Thank you!  Great expression [to] be voluble.  I’m in the northern burbs myself.
           
           
           

          • NDC_IPCentral

             JJ, to crib the title of a very NY-centric commuter blog, “I Ride The Harlem Line.”   If you do too, so to speak, we should figure out a way to meet one of these days!  I’m in the southern part of the county, as is IP Central, the place that is my professional life.

      • formerlyAnon

        Another welcome!

        We need more Chatty Cathys around here.

    • notdorothygale

      “This is Going to be Wacky” might be the new subtitle for Project Runway.

    • alula_auburn

      Oh my gosh Ben talks so slowly and takes so long to get to the point.

      And seriously, what kind of manufactured drama is this underspending?  Unless Swatch stole a roll of fabric or something, I so do not care about Benjamin failing again at the most basic elements of the task, regardless of how many stupid looms he builds.

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

      Yay, I actually made it here for the first time in weeks.  Now all I need is my Portillo’s delivery and my day will be much better!

      • Call me Bee

        Nice to see you again, SS. Portillo’s delivers? I never knew that.  Would they deliver 90 miles north?

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

           Well, mine is being delivered by the husband.  HOWEVER… Portillo’s does do nationwide home delivery on their website, so I’m sure you could get some:D

      • NDC_IPCentral

        How’re you feeling, Shannon?

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

           We just upped my dose so hopefully it will do something.  My neuro assures me that it will, but his prophetic powers are on par with the guy who keeps giving out dates for the end of the world at this point!  Next week I get to deal with the GP again to beg for a pain doc.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            I have bananas around most always, and I do eat a pretty well-rounded diet.  Yes, you don’t want low K levels.  Hope you regain a comfortable equilibrium, but I’m sad that the pain is not being managed well.

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

               A friend who is an eye doctor told me when this all started that she was convinced I had something totally new, and I’m beginning to believe her!  But my insurance company has agreed to switch me to new doctors if my GP wants to be a pain in the ass next week, so I’m happy.

            • makeityourself

              Shannon, I don’t know exactly what you are facing but chronic pain is so very difficult to bear. I’m sorry that you are in this situation and are having to deal with your health insurance company. That always makes the pain worse. Hang in there.

            • formerlyAnon

              Well, boo double hiss that they aren’t managing your pain effectively. Hope your insurance company means it. I am told by those who know more than I that mixing drug cocktails for intractible pain (ones that do more good than harm, anyway) is at least one part art to two parts science and that experience counts for a lot.

              I hope you feel better, and soon.

    • guest2vists

      This sounds good. I like this pairing of 2 people for 2 looks.  Hope they all make something great, but particularly Amanda – just cuz
      of last week’s pile-on.

    • Stubenville

      Max Headroom is getting a lot of air time. Loser edit? Will he get the the dreaded phone call or video chat from home?

      • notdorothygale

        Let’s wait for it. I bet you’re right.

    • blondie65

      stinkpot!! Love Tim!!!

    • ChristinaRi

      Here’s what I think about Ben:   He is abnormally concerned about taking care of other people and guiding other people.   And this over concern and sometimes misplaced concern is away to avoid concentrating on what he needs to concentrate on about himself and what he is doing.

      Dr. Ri.

    • guest2vists

      This sounds good. I like this pairing of 2 people for 2 looks.  Hope they all make something great, but particularly Amanda – just cus
      of last weeks pile-on.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      A little late to the London confab (busy day at IP Central ’til 7:45, then grocery shopping for a portion of the stuff I need for the dinner party I’m throwing Saturday night for 5 friends….), but I’ve pounded down a V+t (RT) like there’s no tomorrow.

      I am really liking the teamwork vibe this season.  Yes, lousy stuff gets cranked out, but there really is a lot more collaboration.  I so prefer the personalities here to the Joshes and drama hogs.  And, mirabile dictu we see process!

      • Call me Bee

        And we love the process, do we not? 

        • NDC_IPCentral

          You betcha, Bee, and I yawp the “process” preference on a listserv for my professional confreres, too.  So glad to “see” you, girl.

          • Call me Bee

            Well thanks–nice to see you, too, and it sounds like you’re feeling better, yes? 

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Well, yes in some ways.  Tomorrow, though, Bee is my “cancerversary,” the date I got my diagnosis a year ago, so I’ve been rather obsessing on what was going on a year ago – how ill I was feeling, how confused and increasingly desperate as I got ill-er.  In fact, getting a Dx was a bit of a relief because the I was dealing with a “known.”  More rationally, I have a bit more energy, but the neuropathy does persist….

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

              I can understand that — no matter how horrible reality is, you can always imagine something worse if you’re stuck with unanswered questions.  Once they give you that “known”, you can fight against it.

            • formerlyAnon

              Keep feeding the neuropathy a reasonably healthy lifestyle and water with as much fun and good times as you can pack in and stay rested. Perhaps it will pack up and move on, finding the atmosphere not to its liking. 

              P.S. sometimes “obsessing” is a kind of processing we need to do to put something to rest

            • NDC_IPCentral

              That’s a very valuable insight, formerlyAnon, that the obsessing is part of the process to resolve a problem.  It helps, too, since the “what was happening 365 days ago” thinking has been pretty persistent and not happy.  Neuropathy takes a long time to resolve (or at least to as far as it will abate), so I’m hoping that the B complex and B-12 all my doctors enthusiastically endorse will help, as will the exercise regimens I’m on and… yeah, a healthy lifestyle.  Oh, and fabulosity, too!

    • MilaXX

       UGH! I do not like Amanda. I have seen Miranda in a mermaid style dress, so wth is she talking about?

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

      “MORE curvy?”  I love how horrified Tim is by the thought that Tu would ADD to curves!

      • blondie65

        He even wiped his brow….yikes…poor Tu

    • ChristinaRi

      Ok.  I might have to take my Ben diagnosis back.   That’s what happens when you buy credentials off the internet.  :p

      And also —  Where is Stella when we need her?

      Imagine the noise of hammering in the workroom.

    • notdorothygale

      I would so love it if Ty Burrell were a guest judge. Imagine the possibilities.

      • http://twitter.com/jamiehoovs JLH

        I honestly think Ty Burrell is my male spirit animal a lot of the time. Plus I’m aching for a good menswear challenge again so I am so with you on this.

    • MilaXX

      Poor Tu. Miranda is not one for edgy clothes.

    • MintaHallWriter

      You know, one thing this new format is doing in a positive way is that Tim is really giving thoughtful comments. Even with the bigger teams, that group team critique thing really was thoughtful.  

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Richard Hallmarq – you said “Mr. Gunn.”  You are my etiquette hero.  I called him Mr. Gunn when I met him (and Our Boys) back in December 2007, and, of course, he said , “Oh, call me Tim.”

    • alula_auburn

      I don’t know whether to laugh gently or derisively at Matt thinking it’s weird to be insecure at (gasp) thirty.

      • Call me Bee

        Yeah–both The Hubs and I said “get used to it!”  We are in our late 50s….

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

         I sat there wanting to give him a cookie because it was so naive, and I’m the same age!

    • guest2vists

      Speaking of Amanda; the off the shoulder white top under a vest-thing is giving me fits everytime I see it in the interviews…
      she needs to forget to pack that look when it’s time to head home.

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

      A PR impression!  This batch is so much more entertaining than the last several!

    • Qitkat

      Hilarious imitation of Nina from Michelle.

    • MilaXX

      I actually think Miranda has worn something similar to Richard’s dress. Lined of course.

      Also? SHUT UP! Michelle.
      I hate that everyone tries to imitate the judges ala Santino. It’s such an obvious ploy for camera time, and rarely funny.

      • ChristinaRi

        I miss Tom and Lorenzo’s screen caps of Nina.

      • Lisa_Cop

        I’m getting sick of Michelle. She is always “poor me, I’m stuck with the loser group, loser teamate etc”. But I haven’t seen anything terrific from her, especially when the team thing was going for her. So Michelle put up or shut up.

        • MilaXX

          Michelle is starting to feel like a legend in her own mind. This time around she can blame her team for her vision not coming to fruition. Her dress was fug.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Anyone else intrigued by Daniel’s approach?  

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

      Michelle’s imitation of Nina sounds Eastern European.

    • blondie65

      OMG!!! Michelle just became Santino 2….her Nina impression rivaled Santino’s Tim impression.  It was spot on! 

      • notdorothygale

        Whatever happened to Santino, the little lamb?!!

        • Stubenville

          He’s at Red Lobster, with Tim.

      • nosniveling

        Michelle needs to stay now. that cracked me up.

    • ChristinaRi

      Amanda’s brother is significantly prettier than she is!  

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

      Why would you use some of your challenge budget to buy a T-shirt?

      • notdorothygale

        So you could wear it and achieve some kind of fame recognition?

      • alula_auburn

        Plot contrivance?

        Or maybe he just desperately needed a shirt that covered the sides of his chest?  (sorry, maybe I’m a prude, but that shirt with the stars not being just pajamas is giving me the wiggins.)

      • Stubenville

        Ridiculous. Everyone knows they should spend it it on beer, cigarettes and scratch-off lottery tickets.

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

           You know, I’m not sure that scratch-off tickets would have a worse risk/reward potential than PR, actually… might be a decent idea… ;)

    • ChristinaRi

      What???   They used part of their budget to buy t-shirts for themselves?

    • Polka_Dotty

      So Miranda Lambert is a tall, skinny model?

    • ChristinaRi

      I dont’ like this girl teamed up with Tu.   I don’t even know her name.

      • notdorothygale

        You know I can’t remember MOST of their names. I think it’s not because I’m (cough) older, but that I’m not as engaged with them to even care.

      • Polka_Dotty

        Redhead? I think that’s Kate.

      • Call me Bee

        Kate from Chicago

      • MilaXX

         she’s full of herself and her lone win has gone to her head

    • zelavie

      “Preacher’s Daughters?”  Seriously, Lifetime?

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I know!  WTF?

      • alula_auburn

        Ugh, that commercial is giving me the creeps.  

      • Stubenville

        Maybe they can pick up something sexy on Double Divas. [eyeroll]

      • notdorothygale

        They are scraping the barrel for reality topics. Each time I think they’ve hit bottom they manage to surprise and horrify me.

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

         I kinda want to watch it with two very old friends whose dad was a minister (and a former priest, which always made for fun jokes — though not as good as the friend whose parents were adopted 1st cousins.) just for the throwing-things-at-the-TV opportunities.

    • Qitkat

      Preacher’s Daughters? Ugh. They all sound so fake.

    • notdorothygale

      I know nothing of Miranda Lambert yet judging from the photo TLo posted, her girls wouldn’t work in most of those garments, if not all. There is a disconnect when designing for a Name that might be more generously figured than the models. Is there a reason they couldn’t work with models larger than a size 2?

      • Jennifer_Juniper

        I totally agree on the model thing.  They should have used plus size models and there are many such models who are shapely in a pleasing way and who are not really that overweight for their statures.  I wanted to SEE the designs in proportions as similar as possible to Miranda’s. 

        And then we’re back to the one day pressure cooker which does not a thing for artistic outcome.  I realize artistry is not necessarily the priority for this show.  The mission is to drone. 
         
         
         

      • DeTrop

        Artists have big egos. ML might have been insulted if they used models closer to her size.  You know how it is.  We all live in LaLa Land.

        • alyce1213

          It would have been a terrible faux pas, very insulting to bring in plus size models.  It’s the designer’s task to create a garment that can be visualized on Miranda’s body and perceived as wearable by her.

    • ChristinaRi

      Wow!   That’s a short skirt Heidi.    What’s gonna happen when you sit down?

      • notdorothygale

        Each week Fraulein manages to forget a necessary clothing item: last week, a bra, this week, a skirt.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I’m not even convinced of the porcelain quality of the china at this point.

    • guest2vists

      Disqus.

    • alula_auburn

      I still see lizard scales every time Michelle raises her arms.  

    • alula_auburn

      Um, why would you want a little clump of fringe sitting on/dangling from one boob?  It troubles me, Benjamin.

      • notdorothygale

        Maybe you can only twirl one?

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

         I loved Miranda Lambert’s reaction when Heidi and Nina insisted she could totally make that dress work, though.

    • MilaXX

      Tu reworked that dress really well. I like it better than Kate’s

    • nosniveling

      Tu’s thing is cool but all wrong for Miranda.

    • MilaXX

      oh Sam, that is too honky tonk & Dan’s looks cheap

    • MintaHallWriter

      Hey, Amanda’s dress is cute.  Ben’s is just super-plain. No real va-va-vooom. Love the detail in Tu’s. He’s talented. Not sure if judges will like it. Wow…like Kate’s too. Samantha looks too rocker but it’s cute.  Holey moley…I do like Daniel’s.  Gorgeous. Not sure about the fringe…
       

    • MilaXX

      Matts is sad and Michelle’s is ugly

    • ChristinaRi

      I hate Michelle’s look.

    • notdorothygale

      Nina looked like she’d been shot when she beheld all of Patricia’s fringe.

    • MilaXX

      Patrcia’s look like something for Cher, but I could see Miranda wearing it with a pair of cowboy boots. Layana made a bridesmaid dress.

      • blondie65

        Exactly what I just said…that look is totally Cher circa Half Breed….

         

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

           I said the same thing — that dress is only okay if you’re Cher and performing Half-Breed.  And those two things must go together.

        • DeTrop

          And Cher would only wear the ‘fringe’ over a body stocking. Bless her heart.

    • Stubenville

      Princess Water Lilly made a macrame plant hanger.

    • MilaXX

      Like Richard’s  and Stan. Winners in my book

      • Lisa_Cop

        Surprised at all the love for Ben’s. Nina sounds like she’s trying to convince Miranda to wear it. But I’m pulling for Richard & Stanley.

    • MintaHallWriter

      EWww…Michelle’s dress is just weird, and her partner…just…I dunno.
      Patricia did too much fringe, but it’s true to her esthetic.  Layana…dress too plain.
      Bald guy…too much fringe, and partner’s dress is just plain.  Beautiful but plain
       

    • Call me Bee

      Apparrently Patricia ddn’t have time to twist her fringe or whatever she was gonna do with it…

    • Stubenville

      Matthew and tattoo girl in the bottom.

    • MilaXX

      Michelle and Matt lowest

    • Pennymac

      One or more will be the winner?

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Maybe one performance, one RC?

    • MintaHallWriter

      One or more will be winners???  Nah…still only one winner, unless they have a team who they love both looks.
       

    • zelavie

      Patricia’s was just plain FUG.

      • ChristinaRi

        Yeah, but predictably not in the bottom.  

      • lessax3

         Yes, it was couch fabric with a string mop wrapped around it and it was safe!

      • Call me Bee

        Yes–twice in a row–and the judges give her a pass once again.  Hmmmm… 

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

           My guess is that her partner saved her ass this week — they went for bottom and top groups that they liked/disliked both looks within the pair.

    • alula_auburn

      I was really distracted by that fringe–necklace? scarf? thing Michelle’s model was wearing.

      Honestly, a lot of the red carpet gowns seemed really blah and bland to me.  No interest or personality.  

      eta: whatever Daniel did to the bodice of his at least has some of his flair, but I’m thinking he’s gonna get the tin foil comment.

      • MintaHallWriter

         Yes, I agree about most of the red carpet dresses. I really liked the one with the red leather torso and the gorgeous chiffon skirt.  That was my pick for a stand-out dress.

        • alula_auburn

          Yeah, that was Kate’s, I think, so maybe it balanced out with them not liking Tu’s?  It definitely had more impact than most of the others.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Yeah, I agree–Michelle and partner on the bottom. Her dress in particular is fugly.

    • Qitkat

      I don’t have the names down, but that’s a whole lotta fringe going on. Too wonky most of it.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Daniel in the bottom?  Bummer. I liked his dress.

    • notdorothygale

      “I made it longer so it doesn’t seem trashy”. He shoots, he scores!

    • MintaHallWriter

      anyone notice that the model looks preggers? 

    • alula_auburn

      I keep thinking Nina is wearing a distressed concert t-shirt!  I think it’s the wonky sleeve bands.

    • ChristinaRi

      Heidi, listen to Miranda — short skirt + high stage = different kind of show.

    • ChristinaRi

      Amanda is good at working flattery into her presentation.  

    • MintaHallWriter

      Amanda & Ben may win because both their dresses are strong.

    • zelavie

      Jersey = wet t-shirt?  Uhm…  where do you hang out, Zac?

      • AthenaJ

         Wow, I had no idea my jersey dress made me look like a participant in a sorority car wash.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oh, a little snippiness from Heidi toward blonde Amanda?  Hmmmmm.

    • AthenaJ

      LOL I cracked up at Heidi’s tight smiled “good for you” comment to Amanda. 

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

        “Good for you, fellow pretty blonde woman. *mouths* WATCH YOUR STEP AMANDA.”

    • alula_auburn

      Zac Posen needs my seventh-grade English teacher?  To scold him for raising his voice?  At the end of every statement like it’s a question?

      • Polka_Dotty

        You mean he’s up-TALKING?

        • notdorothygale

          Maybe you can do that when you’re wearing a rhinestone brooch?

      • alyce1213

        It was driving me crazy. He sounded like a 15-year-old girl, in the ’90s.

    • ChristinaRi

      Shut up, Michelle.   His is better than yours.

    • AthenaJ

      Ok I admit I’m liking Miranda as a judge. 

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

        She seemed really sweet and genuine — I liked her a lot.  Especially when she told Matt (?) that she didn’t want to talk about what was wrong with his garment because he clearly already knew where the problems were.

        • AthenaJ

           Agreed, most other guest judges would have jumped on the bandwagon and busted on him. I give her points for actually seeing and commenting on the heart of the matter.

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

             Even her responses to him about his confidence level seemed to come from a good place.  I think she truly just wanted to get through to him about the importance of believing in your own work and your own talent, rather than looking for another way to slam him.  (Which it seems like they sometimes do — they’ll use the “you didn’t stick up for your work” as another way to pile on)

        • formerlyAnon

          She supposedly really is a normal, nice person. And she’s been under such pressure about her weight – for more than a decade, now – that I bet she understands very well what she does and does not want to wear. (Her drummer used to be my kid’s drum teacher – and when he first started working for her, when she first signed with a major label, apparently even the other members of the band were asked, oh, so casually, to be “supportive” of Miranda’s efforts to keep her weight in check on tour. And at the time she was not even remotely chubby.)

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

             You know, I can understand that.  I’ve been through some major weight issues, and even if you don’t look it at the moment, you know perfectly well how easy it is to backslide — especially if you did it with a healthy program, because they all stress how vigilant you have to be to keep weight off.  Having never been on tour like that, I can’t be sure, but I would guess it would have much the same effect as freshman year of college — you’re away from your support network, the food that’s easy is bad for you, you get lonely and bummed and want to eat your feelings…

            I love that she’s in good shape without worrying about being tiny, though.

      • SRQkitten

        I’m not a country fan but what I’ve heard from Miranda I like, she seems very grounded & real. <3 her for her comments about Chris Brown as well.

        srq

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

           Now I had to go look that up, and absolutely agree!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      I’m confused- I tuned in at the start of the judging and were they supposed to make a performance or red carpet look? The judges keep talking about both and I have no idea what was the objective.

      • alula_auburn

        One of each in each pair.

        • MoHub

           They weren’t required to have one designer do the red carpet and the other the performance look, but all the teams divided up the task that way. There was no reason the pairs couldn’t collaborate on both looks. They just didn’t.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Ouch!!!  A cross between a tablecloth and a napkin???  Daniel is not getting a good review.

    • AthenaJ

      Aww poor Daniel. I feel so bad for him after Nina reamed him out but she really does expect better from him… Hopefully he’ll bounce back next week (if he’s still around). 

      • guest2vists

        Yes. Ouch. I was expecting something more from him too. I liked his idea but neither the top or the bottom
        fit the way it should have. It made the model look bad and it didn’t have to!

      • MoHub

         Daniel set the bar very high for himself in the first few episodes, so he’s less likely than the rest of the pack to be forgiven when he stumbles.

    • Qitkat

      Lots of really good judging commentary this week.

      • Lisa_Cop

        Judging has been SO much better without the Duchess. I hope Zac stays on.

      • MoHub

         Miranda Lambert may have been the best non-designer judge this show has seen. Her commentary was intelligent and to the point without being nasty or tactless. I loved the pep talk she gave Matt about self-confidence; it was spot on.

        • Qitkat

          I know nothing about Miranda Lambert, aside from having heard of her, but I loved her as a judge also, sweet, and candid, and thoughtfully given opinions. It’s always the ones you never expect that shine.

    • Stubenville

      Okay, the cracktastic judging starts. Snidley’s look “adds weight” and Princess Water Lilly’s forty pounds of macrame didn’t?

      • ChristinaRi

        I’m telling you.  She’s the new Anya.

        • zelavie

          It’s looking more and more like that is the case.  She’s definitely got an… interesting… point of view, but tonight’s look was just awful.  As was last week’s.  She’s getting too many passes.  I don’t think Layana’s dress could have scored high enough to balance out the low score Patricia should have gotten this week, but I could certainly be wrong about that.  I’m just ready for her to have to talk to the judges about her craft fair clothing.

    • notdorothygale

      Everyone still awake out there? I don’t know if it’s the wine or the hours of shoveling snow or the less-than-scintillating challenge but I’m just about done.

      • Call me Bee

        Yeah we’re still here.  This challenge wasn’t as much fun as it should have been.  Except for Michelle–even though they didn’t like her outfit–she sure loved it.  Gotta give her chops for that….

    • guest2vists

       Patricia’s was bad. Tu’s was bad. How in the world are they safe?  Samantha’s was bad, too.

    • PastryGoddess

      I hope ME-chelle goes home this week

    • Polka_Dotty

      None of these looks seem appropriate for Miranda Lambert. Plunging neckline? Short-short skirt? I don’t believe she’ll wear any of them.

      • notdorothygale

        Exactly.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        Amanda’s looks good, though I don’t think I’ve ever seen Miranda in a skirt that short. If she had put it over leggings and paired it with boots, then it would have been perfect. 

        • MilaXX

           she performed in a dress that short this past week at the grammy’s

          • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

            I didn’t see the Grammy’s, so yeah… XD

    • AthenaJ

      Gaaahhh Lea Michele commercials go away!!

      • alula_auburn

        The mascara ones genuinely confuse me.  Like, I know what all those words mean, but together I have no idea what she is even supposed to be saying.  “Now good girls can be shocking too?”

        • AthenaJ

           I giggle at the Loreal commercial where she yanks her hair too hard.

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

           I giggle every time I see it.  Of course…

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        Any shampoo commercial that features celebrities makes me laugh. Like Lea Michelle or Heidi Klum are going to use shampoo that costs less than $5 a bottle. Puh-lease. 

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

           They might.  I would keep using the same L’Oreal conditioning mask regardless of how much money I had because it’s freaking awesome. (Total Repair 5 or something like that — I have been bleaching my hair to death lately and it completely undoes all the damage.  Highly recommend)  And I live in Revlon ColorStay for make-up because it works well with my skin, which is oily, and it doesn’t melt as badly as most.

           I could absolutely see Heidi Klum going for a department store brand if it’s going to make her look younger/better — she’s too vain to give any ground for the sake of snobbery.

          • VictoriaDiNardo

            I go to a pretty well-known derm who says not to spend the money on the big ticket creams and moisturizers and recommends the drugstore brands like Aveda and Neutragena and Olay.  She says they put a lot into research and as long as they agree with your skin, no need to pay for the department store stuff.  Of course, the money not spent on products is supposed to go to seeing her! (  and using prescription retinoids – ) so much for savings!

            • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

              That’s right. I did skin care for years, and found that the drugstore brands are, for the most part, as good as any high-priced product. I’m particularly fond of Aveeno and Neutragena. Neutragena’s non-alcohol toner is the best I’ve ever found, and Aveeno cleansers are terrific.

              I’m also a minimalist. There’s no need to use a bunch of different treatment products. For most people, one or two will do the trick.

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

               I read an article that alleged the best product for your skin was plain old cold cream.  I tried it and my skin looked better than ever, just using the cold cream twice a day and a simple scrub twice a week. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

            I doubt it with Lea, though, because she’s a vegan. Price be damned, I would assume that she’d use cruelty-free and sulfate-free products. I’m not even a vegetarian and I use them because a) sulfate-free products are sooooooo much better for your hair (I loose noticeably less hair in the shower and have fewer split ends since I switched), and b) it’s nice to know that no beagles went blind for my shampoo or make-up or whatever. I know I can’t keep everything in my life ethical, but with haircare and make-up I can so I do. 

    • ChristinaRi

      To me Michelle being a cheerleader for her awful look just made it worse.  Not only is it awful, she thinks it looks great.  

      That fringe “necklace” was simply to cover up the fact that the front of the vest was wonky.

      • zelavie

        The fringe thing was awful, but I really like that she stood by her look.  She wasn’t making excuses, she just said “hey, this is me!”  Nothing wrong with that in my book.

        • MoHub

           Everybody went crazy with the fringe as if that was the only way to suggest “country.” Michelle’s was simply the worst of the bunch.

    • OhSayNow

      Back to the one day challenge = boring, basic looks. Bleah. I was feeling optimistic about this season after last week…I should have known better.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Who else thinks that Richard looks like Don Rickles?  Anyone?

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

        I can see the resemblance.

    • MintaHallWriter

      I think/hope they’ll dump Michelle…

    • MintaHallWriter

      They dumped MATT????? Not Michelle with her weird bib???

      • Melvis Velour

        My feeling is that they haven’t managed to wring all of the drama out of Michelle…yet.  Matt was another piece of early cannon fodder.

        It was interesting to see how Daniel dealt with being on the bottom – definitely deflated the Countess of SoCo and not in a good way.

      • Call me Bee

        As ususal–when confronted with boring or cray-cray, they generally send boring home. 

      • MoHub

        I wanted them to auf Michelle, but I knew it would be Matt as he’s too much of a milquetoast and doesn’t bring the drah-mah the producers love so much.

    • ChristinaRi

      Poor Matt.   But, really, I think this format was not good for him.   Plus, too damn honest.  

    • alula_auburn

      Oh my God, it’s so awful when they get the wrong reaction in the workroom!

      Meh, Matt’s was less offensive than Michelle, but Tim’s right about it being a self-fulfilling prophecy–if he’d scraped through he probably wouldn’t have been able to shake it off next week.

      Oh, my, Joan Rivers is gonna make people cry! Michelle, after this week, I’d be a little less talky about other peoples crap output.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh cool.  Old ladies!!  And Joan Rivers. Excellent.

      • MoHub

         This is the challenge I’ve been waiting for! I do wish they’d used actual over-50 models, though. The “real women” aspect tends to make the playing field less even depending on the “model’s” shape.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        It’s like the perfect episode. I love me some Joan. I can’t wait.

    • zelavie

      Ugh, Joan Rivers?  I cannot stand her.

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

         Yup, neither can I. She’s a sentient pile of silicone and gravel. Gross, gross, gross.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      JOAN RIVERS next week?!?!!  Well, that will be a lively judging session!

    • Qitkat

      Joan Rivers judging a real women challenge? Weird.

      • MoHub

         Ironic, isn’t it?

    • MintaHallWriter

      O. M. G.  Joan Rivers as judge next week!!!  That’s an episode not to be missed.  Old lady clients and Joan Rivers judge.  What’s not to love???

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

         And the kind of old lady clients who will goose a designer!

      • Targettaste

         What’s not to love?  Joan Rivers is not to love.  Accepting her opinion about others’ looks is insane.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Michelle’s a goner pretty soon — taste issues have been officially raised.  She should have gone home over Matt’s blah but not actively annoying look.

      I knew they weren’t going to dump Daniel, but that was a seriously losing dress.  Samantha’s wasn’t too bad, just nothing special.  I don’t think she needed to lean on her immunity very hard.

      I’m not objective about Patricia because she’s local, so yay, local girl is safe to fringe another day.  Objectively, I’m not sure why she was safe.

      I really loved Ben’s dress, and I liked that his storyline actually included getting control of his time issues and figuring out how to manage his project in the time allotted.  Granted, the dress was kind of basic, but it was pretty and elegant, and I totally believed Nina gushing over it.  And ML really would rock it with more curves than the model.  That it had support built in would help with the “What can I hide under it?” issues.

      Amanda, credit where it’s due, understands what performing clothes need. “You can wear a regular bra without worrying about accidents.”  I can’t say I’m crazy about her, but that’s my favorite thing said on the runway this year.

      Winner (I forget his name)… that will be a majorly cute stage look, and I’m glad he pulled the lining out of his hat, but why the heck would he plan something like that without buying adequate lining in the first place?

      Stanley — he must be something in the group.  Everyone seems to want to work with him.  The waist of his dress was a little wonky, but it was pretty altogether.

    • blondie65

      I liked Ben’s dress very much but it was not red carpet.  It was understated, subtle…beautiful, but not red carpet, imo.  I thought Amanda’s should have won over Richard’s…I get his was more sparkly, but I thought hers would be more flattering for a curvy woman, and frankly, more comfortable.  I really liked how she thought about things like the kind a bra the client can wear (Joanna Coles would probably have hugged her!). 

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Yeah, I thought Amanda’s was a better dress too.  SO glad to see Benjamin get his head out of his ass – I don’t dislike him as much as many fans, so it was good to see him clear his head and get down to something really beautiful.  

      • MoHub

        Yep. I definitely had a vision of Joanna Coles smiling at Amanda’s attention to bra-friendliness. And yes: Amanda should have had the win.

    • blondie65

      Oh my…real woman challenge + Joan Rivers.  It will be terrible and funny with some tears and a little bit (or a lot) of a train wreck all in one.  Oh, and at least 2 meltdowns.  Add in a couple glasses of wine…not a bad way to spend a Thursday night!

    • DeTrop

      This would have been really interesting if the designers had to fit their designs on ML herself.  I’d love to hear those remarks.  Curvy would have become plus size in a heart beat.  She’s an attractive woman and I love that she is a big successful girl.  I know she wears lots and lots of black which is slimming and most of the designers took that to heart.  I think Kate’s red leather/chiffon gown was great but ML is not wearing red coupled with volume.  Stanley made that mistake in an otherwise beautiful gown.  That’s why they picked Richard’s dress.  It sparkled, moved and covered a multitude of …………..fill in a word.  Amanda’s dress also had a shot but it didn’t have that sparkle.  Daniel really disappointed this week. I know you can’t be ‘on’ every challenge but he was too over confident and I thought he was getting the auf edit.  I hope Nina’s critique woke him up.  

      Not looking forward to Joan Rivers next week.  She has no filters, if you know what I mean.  Judging from the coming attractions, she’s very outspoken and what does she have in common with senior citizens.  Age?  HaHaHa.  Unless they’ve had multiple lifts, a successful career in show business and a line of jewelry and clothes, I don’t get the connection.
      I’ve put myself in a bad mood so I’ll finish off my White Zin and go to bed.

      • Cousin_Rose

        They should have gotten Betty White for the next one. She would have been perfect.

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

         It annoys me that curvy is used as a synonym for plus-size anyway — there’s kind of an important difference there. 

        I think Daniel tried to go “country-western” a bit too much.  No country star wants to look like they could go from hoedown to red carpet anymore.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Yes, thank you Shannon. Curvy=plus-size has been bugging me for years. “Curvy” is about the natural shape of your body, not what size dress you wear. Size 2 models can be curvy. Cindy Crawford is curvy. Kate Moss is not (as far as I can tell, but you know what I mean)

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

             Having seen naked shots of her, I can promise, Kate Moss is not curvy. 

            I know it’s an attempt to find a nicer connotation for plus-size women.  But I was curvy before and after I was plus, and confusing the issue only makes it harder for both curvy and plus women to shop and dress well.

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

      BTW, did anyone else LOVE the interaction between Kate, Tu, and Tim?  The way they talked about the problems with his design (which I’m not sure I agree with, but that’s unimportant) seemed like the best illustration of the strength of the team concept.

    • Introspective

      Daniel created dreck. It was dome well enough & had ideas but it was dreck all the same.

      Michelle ruined her look with the fringe bib. It was too much and the light color was also jarring next to all the grey and black. And it covered the vest which was indeed the best part of her look.

      But i knew neither of them was going home. They are both pretty creative and have more than a few challenges left in them.

      Matt however did just mall clothes. He was clearly burned out- creatively and emotionally. And the judges sniffed it out from a mile away. So i knew he was this wks sacrificial lamb at least by about 10:05-10:10…

      Shame as I know he also could have done way better but I dont know if he had it in him to keep up the frenzy of a fast moving PR season.

      • Lisa_Cop

        It’s like what Joseph said last week. You have to realize this is a SHOW (as in fake reality TV)!

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

      I really like the way they seem to have quite a variety in the top and bottom this season too.  I’m not sure if it’s from the team format or not, but we’re getting to see a lot more people get personal critiques because the top/bottom aren’t the same people every week.

    • Introspective

      Joan Rivers will scare the shit out of the fragile ones next week. Im very afraid for them cause she takes no prisoners.

      • MilaXX

         Good because it’s the “real woman” challenge. I hope she rips them a new one

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQAEI5VIBLXN6YAONCDMUQVRBI Sydney Rose

          I am so looking forward to next week!

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

           I’m hopeful that this will be the first ever that doesn’t leave me screaming about all the things that SHOULD have been said!

    • guest2vists

      Really, this is the kind of freedom I think gives them each a chance to show some more of what they are personally; they are basically
      making their own ideas for Miranda’s outfits.  And I was anticipating some good stuff.. but there was about equal amounts of bad.
      Again Patricia’s was the worst for me; Amanda and Richard did fringe so much better; her’s was cheap and tacky looking -
      a bad costume.. don’t know why she decided on making bandoleros. An ammo-belt, really?
      I thought Tu’s was awkward and not contructed very well, and not for Miranda. I thought Samantha was very lucky she had immunity;
      hers looked very cheap, and again not Miranda or the challenge. Daniel’s was a very bad fit; which is totally surprising. I thought his
      ideas for the top and skirt were good but they were poorly executed, and the model looked bad in them. That slit in the front: horrible.  And then there was Michelle’s which I thought was almost something I could see MIranda in but it also wasn’t very well fit or
      crafted – I just think it was kind hefty and clunky looking, not really RC. I didn’t think Matt’s was actually that bad; but it wasn’t a
      Miranda look, and it would be difficult for anyone not ‘model’ skinny to pull off.
      My favorites were Amanda’s, Richard’s and Kate’s, in that order. I could definitely see ANYONE including Miranda in Stanley’s design
      it was a very flattering look. I didn’t see the enormous volume that the judges did, and it was very RC. Layana’s was pretty, but not
      sure about the belt. And I loved the clean lines of Ben’s – but I didn’t see it for Miranda, and I don’t really know what to make of the
      sparkly spillage over one cup… I think it needed some other shape or configuration.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         don’t know why she decided on making bandoleros
        I think she was going with the “western” half of “country western.”  Unfortunately, she kind of made Western-movie themed stripper costume.

        • 3boysful

           Yup, you just summed it up pretty succinctly.  I thought she should’ve been packing her bags.

        • MoHub

           Just the fact that she didn’t know the term bandolero and called the feature “bullet holsters” raised my red flags.

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

      CRAP CRAP CRAP!  the loser was on my fantasy team.

    • Jennifer_Juniper

      Thanks so much for all the welcomes!  I thought I’d post anew rather than in the nest.  Hope all who welcomed me sees this.  
       
       

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I would’ve put Patricia and Benjamin in the bottom. Everybody raved about his, but that boob fringe was just hideous and there is no way someone as busty as Miranda Lambert could ever wear that tiny bodice. And I think Amanda was in the top just because her team bashed her last week. Her dress looked like something used to wash cars and the necklace (or was that part of the dress?) was truly hideous. Other than that… Tu, Michelle and Daniel were all pretty fug. I think I would’ve put Patricia, Benjamin and Michelle in the bottom and booted Michelle. The team concept screws that up, but those were my least favorites, anyway. My favorites were Richard, Stanley and Kate. I thought Kate’s red leather dress would look stunning on ML. Shows what I know!