TLOunge

Posted on February 07, 2013

Darlings, we’ll just take a short elevator ride to meet you at the LOunge tonight:

 

Lobby Bar, The Empire Hotel, NYC

Because we’re tired, sore and cranky after a long day of fashionatin’ on the first day of New York Fashion Week. Actually, if you don’t mind, we’ll set up a tab for y’all and quietly retire to our room, where we will eat carbs in our pajamas and watch the show. Just as God intended.

Guest judge Kristin Davis, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

Curious to see what kind of judge Kristin will make. We’re going with “too quiet.” Shock us, girl.

As for this:

Expect mugging and camera-hogging like you’ve never seen.

 

Oh look. Product placement for yet another of Heidi’s short-lived side projects. Remember the workout clothes? And the babywear? And the butterfly jewelry? And the motor oil? And the non-dairy whipped topping? And the onion-chopper?

That is one ugly perfume bottle.

Also: Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we’ll be on the scene at the tents at Lincoln Center, as the 37 remaining contestants get to show their decoy collections. In order to get through the no-doubt marathon tweeting session, we’ve packed lunch, earplugs, and Aleve. Is there anything we’re forgetting?

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

    • 4JJ

      It’s so nice to see Kristin, though. She doesn’t have to speak – she’s so pretty to look at. (Don’t intend this sarcastically, BTW.)

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Dark glasses so no one will see you both wince uncontrollably as some of the undoubted fug strolls the catwalk.

      Looks like a charming quiet bar, perfect for unrelenting bitchery to be dished out.

      Any bets on who the Aufee is this week?
      I’m placing my money on Ms Funeral Home of America.

      • Call me Bee

        It is a beautiful place.  I call dibs on the corner of the couch!  (need lots of back support…)  And I, also, uncorked a bottle of the bubbly which we can share and bitch and drink the night away. 

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          The corner also makes it easier to stay upright after too much virtual champagne.

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

            Really, who in their right drinking mind is going to sit on those round stools?

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I too predict a quiet end to Ms. Cindy’s venture into fashion.  And Layana manages to sweet talk her competitors into bankrolling her when she runs out of cash….Anya, meet your fashion lovechild.

      • Polka_Dotty

        Or, as I call her, that young chick. I’d like to see her get to second place, then vanquish Josh when the next Project Runway All Stars/Second Placers rolls around again.

    • H2olovngrl

      I saw Heidi’s baby clothes line at Barbies R Us. Cute, but no cuter than anything else there. Also, the name of her line, “totally scrumptious” was too cringe worthy for me to willingly make a purchase.

    • ToothCake

      Good luck!!! I live my fashion life vicariously through you both. :o)

    • Lilithcat

      In order to get through the no-doubt marathon tweeting session, we’ve packed lunch, earplugs, and Aleve. Is there anything we’re forgetting?

      Le booze!

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

        Steel toed boots for all the toe-stepping fashionistas! And le Valium!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Amen to that!

    • H2olovngrl

      What happened to judging the judges? I just took a good look at the picture of the judges and I think the fraulein could use a bra.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        And Zac’s outfit is pretty darn cute! He’s giving Nina competition.

        • formerlyAnon

           Is he – is he –  wearing a velvet! suit? (On my monitor the jacket says “yes” but the pants are noncommittal.)

          Be still my heart! (Not something I ever imagined saying about Mr. Posen.)

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            It very well may be. Course I’m looking at this on my iPhone, so I really can’t tell for sure.

          • Call me Bee

            It does look like a velvet jacket.  But I gotta say–his pose in that pic, along with the pussy bow, those Beatle boots and wide-leg pants, remind me a great deal of Auntie Mame. 

            • Sweetbetty

               Speaking of judges’ poses, is it just me or does Kristin’s pose make her thighs look uncharacteristically large?

      • gabbilevy

        Her “business dress” is too tight (shocking, I know) but I love it for me. Heidi, gimme. It’s not *really* your style.

    • StellaZafella

      Fashion Week – already – they must have had the contestants all doing runway wardrobes before actual filming began…
      I don’t get the timing anymore…sadly, I don’t care either.
      At least ‘Face Off’ is still about the process and a sincere effort with qualified judges. And Drag Race has ALWAYS made fun of itself and all this reality schtickickickick.
      But, alack and alas, I still keep coming back to PR too…like watching to see how much more the road kill has decayed.
      I really need it to be Friday…now.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Friday here (IP Central being just nawth of The City So Nice They Named It Twice) and for Our Boys will be INCLEMENT WEATHER.  How they’ll manage Friday night and Saturday morning if the snowfall amounts are as predicted….?

        • StellaZafella

           Does somebody at Fashion Central do Snow Shoes? Maybe Ralph Lauren?

      • RebeccaKW

         I love Face Off.  Real challenges judged by those in the industry, and they get ample time to complete things.  There’s not much I like about the Sy Fy channel anymore, but that is one gem.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I’m slaving away at IP Central, finally attacking a “spinach” (You have to eat your spinach. Yuck!! sort of reluctance) file here to deconstruct a lopsided agreement the other side is proposing in a conflict.  And they have junior rights.  The nerve!!

      I’ll barely make it home in time to see Frau No-Longer-Seal Klum flog her self-interests, which are a pretty uncomfortable episode every time they sprout.  That you, dear Tom and Lorenzo, and the rest of the ticketed attendees have to be subjected to a fake-out runway show of almost all S11’s participants is a travesty of the first order.  I strongly suggest catcalls, hissing, dissing and audible sniping.  Well, that wouldn’t be well-behaved, but it sure would be justified.

      Back to the spinach, BKs.   Urgh.

      • formerlyAnon

         You inspire me, dear NDC. I did some of my “spinach” Tuesday, but resolutely turned my face from it yesterday. Today’s serving is coming due and I admit my attitude was surly. I shall forge forward and I shall NOT comfort myself with cookies. No I shall not.

        *sigh*

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Always good to “see” you, formerlyAnon, and props for tackling the dreaded task, but my virtue is pretty thin here.  I have been making awfully rough weather (sheesh, I thought of that before I realized the timely meteorological pun potential) of this, because I’m comparing four different documents and then writing a separate synopsis with analysis.  Mine aged eyes be a-crossing.

          As to cookies *brightening expression!* I’ll be baking German ginger cookies with lots of crystallized ginger in them, the secret ingredient, tomorrow, along with Great Aunt Clara’s yeast-based coffee cake as fragrant indoor activities while everything gets wintry outside.

          Comfort yourself with cookies, my friend, life’s too short to deny yourself that simple but satisfying pleasure.

          • formerlyAnon

             Oh, I have promised myself queso, much queso with fresh corn tortillas if I get through this week in good order. Which is why I must exercise restraint with the cookies, now. (And besides, the ones available aren’t anything special as cookies go. I know I’d be sorry once I ate a couple. Or six.)

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              I so sympathize about your cookie conundrum. Being a man who has said more than once,”if you can pick it up I one hand, it’s a single serving”, a box of cookies has no chance at all near me. So I just don’t buy them, or bake them.

            • formerlyAnon

              When a small child, my son once asked me “How come we never have any of the things you say are your favorite desserts in our house?”

              The weak-willed must be crafty. 

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

               Mine go on platters and off to work with the husband.  I get points for being awesome because I sent in cookies and it keeps me from eating all of them — which considering some of my recipes make 6 or 7 dozen is quite important.

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

               Mine is “I’ll have one cookie” said 30 times in a day.

            • SouthernGirlRena

              But it’s Thin Mints time!  It supports those cute little Girl Scouts.  And besides, how bad could they be with “thin” right there in the name?

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Ah yes, it’s Beware cute little scouts bearing those fat bombs time!

            • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

               Queso and tortillas is much more appealling than cookies!

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

            Ginger cookies and cakes – more recipes for the BK cookbook……

            • Call me Bee

              Oh yes–and I will be making a killer chix curry to warm up the house as the snow flies.  Some ginger cookies would be perfect for dessert. 

            • Stubenville

              Oh Bee, are you in the path of Nemo?  I’m west of Philadelphia and we’re supposed to get about 3″ if the weather model is correct. Not fun, but manageable. TLo may end up seeing Fashion Week shows in a blizzard; there is no publicist sane enough to call a show off for a storm.

              [Miranda Priestly] “Oh, it’s just drizzling.”

            • Call me Bee

              Your Miranda comment made me laugh.  Nope–I’m in MKE in Cheeseland.  It’s been snowing all day–wet heavy stuff–then we’re sending it your way. 
              We find it quite amusing that when any weather hits the NYC area it’s a huge deal, even though we back here around the Great Lakes have been slogging through it for days already! 

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

               Chicago hasn’t gotten hardly anything all winter!  It’s so bizarre…

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

      I’m having a THREE DAY WEEKEND starting tonight with PR! Which should be FABULOUS! But will actually be full of BACKBREAKING LABOR since my sister and her husband and her two teenage sons decided to visit the week after next and this is my only chance to finish renovating my kitchen and paint it and then try to start removing four cats worth of hair from all corners of my tiny abode before they arrive. But I will drink CHAMPAGNA the whole time and try to look attractively sweaty when my bf gets home from work…

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Well, at least you know where you can come to more champagne as needed. (Uncorking bottle)

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

          Yay! Home improvement and drinking, field tested by the best redneckery has to offer!

          • formerlyAnon

             Just stop *before* the drinking inspires the thought “Well, hell, I don’t care what everybody says, I can’t see why that shouldn’t work. No harm in trying.”

            Because, so often, there is harm. Especially if brute force or strong solvents are involved.

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

              Point taken. But, I am a big one for “damn the instructions – this is easier than they’re making it” so I can’t promise I’ll follow the advice. However, I probably won’t drink that much, because honestly, it makes motor-skill required tasks so much harder…

            • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

              not to mention standing up.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I once tried to hang wallpaper after having one too many glasses of sherry…twas not a pretty sight!

            • formerlyAnon

               This cracked me up. A friend once called me at 11 p.m. – after some considerable quantity of wine she had decided that it was time to repaint the columns on her front porch. She wanted someone to be on the phone with her (it was a headset) when she had to get up on the ladder, in case she fell and needed someone to call for help.

              I couldn’t dissuade her, after a 30 or 40 minute chat she finished safely, and except for a few visible drips near the top of one column that you had to be looking for to see, she did an amazingly good job. Drunk and by porch light.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I’m impressed that your friend managed to do a decent paint job AND climb down from the ladder!

      • StellaZafella

         Just tell them all “Cat hair’s the new Mink!”

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

          Oh, that’s perfect! And I certainly would, but my poor 15 year-old nephew is quite allergic to cats. I don’t know why his parents think it’s okay to bring him into my house for two nights, but I feel I must at least remove some of the offensive stuff before he arrives. And have some extra tissues around….

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            and invest in some children’s benadryl.  knocks some kids out, but that can be a asset….

            • Stubenville

              I suggest Zyrtec D (not regular Zyrtec.) You have to ask for it at the pharmacy counter and the pharmacist will know if a 15 year old  can take the full adult dose. 

            • MilaXX

               second the zyrtec rec. Docs have me on a prophylactic dose sine they can’t find the source of my allergic reactions and they are tired of seeing me in the ER.

            • formerlyAnon

              Though probably not as tired as you were of going there.

            • MilaXX

               especially during flu season

    • StellaZafella

      Yeah. It’s definitely Morticia’s turn to go…except we’d have no one to whine and dine. Oh wait, there’s still Princess Flowers-in-the-Attic….except, for all her whining, she appears to be a pretty good designer.

      • Call me Bee

        Which one is she, now? 

        • StellaZafella

           The Native American woman who made the great little hand manipulated leather dress in the first ep and then spent most of the last ep complaining that she only got to make a pair of pants. I like her work, so far, but she’ll need to step up and assert herself more in this crowd.

          PS: Princess Flowers-in-the-Attic used to be a reference in the Haight Ashbury to people (boys and girls) who had done one too many tokes and became enamored of “all the pretty colors!”.

          • Call me Bee

            Ah yes.  I agree she has some skills.  We’ll see, we’ll see…

          • WhiteOprah

            That and she kept referring to them as “Leggins.”  Gah!  

            • BuffaloBarbara

               That’s the local pronunciation.  “Milk” is also pronounced “melk.”

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            that was me.  flowers in the attic and fire in the cellar.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Frankly, I don’t see her aesthetic being very sellable on a broad scale. And since in theory we are looking for America’s next top designer, I can’t really see her there. She could have a great boutique business doing her hand painted pieces, though.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I was surprised that the critique last week wasn’t, “Honey, this needs to be mass-produced, custom cut-outs would be way too expensive” rather than “I sense ego here…”

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          She may have auditioned for PR with the idea of getting exposure and finding backers for that kind of  business, perhaps?

          Yes, theoretically we may be looking for the next top designer. In sad reality, we’re looking for LIfetime/America’s neediest attention junkie.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        flowers-in-the-attic is first cousin to bats-in-the-belfry.

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

      I’ll bet on her, too, unless something about this challenge is in her dowdy wheelhouse, which remains to be seen.  

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

        (which was for Kiltd, but showed up elswhere…)

    • carolclark12

      Oh good, Pat from SNL is one of the judges.  Wait – that’s Zac Posen!

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        you devil.

    • pel6881

      PR treats age as an infectious disease so my guess Mortica will go tonight.

    • another_laura

      Could that be a pussy bow on Widdle Zac Posen?

    • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

      They can’t seriously be showing decoy collections for all of them. Please, tell me they aren’t.

      • OrigamiRose

        I can’t figure the timing out at all.  It was fairly recently that Posen was announced as replacing the Duchess, so the filming didn’t begin that long ago, right?  And it’s already Fashion Week?  And there’s what, fourteen designers left?  

        I give up trying to understand this show.

        • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

           me too. WAY too complicated/rigged/out of touch of the original that it’s not even worth it for me to try to understand. TLo recaps are about all that I can handle.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Well, if we assume tonight’s auffee will not show, that is 13 collections. Yikes!!!!!! The amount of crap will be gasp worthy.

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            it will be fun to rip them all apart, but poor TLo, having to post all that crap.

          • OrigamiRose

            For this reason alone, I am hoping Funeral Lady doesn’t get auf’d tonight.  I want to see her with a runway full of corpses.

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        Everybody gets a car.

        • Stubenville

          A pony car?

          • Girl_With_a_Pearl

            A Pinto.

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

      Bring insoles and bottled water.

    • Call me Bee

      I am kinda tired of seeing Heidi’s boobs.  While looking at the pic of the judges, I’m thinking if she wore that tank (with obviously no bra), some ratty jeans and the same hirstyle, and went shopping around here, she would just be another “People of Walmart”. 
      Have some dignity, fer cripes sake. 

      Anyhoo–as the above comment indicates, I’m a bit cranky today, i.e. hungover…LOL…  The Hubs took me out to the best French restaurant in town last night for my BD, and I was drunk on champagne cocktails, good red wine, fois gras, frommage and chocolate cake.    It was heavenly!  So tonight–more champagne!!!!  Bring it on, and I’ll toast to the inevitable auf of CIndy, the funeral director.  She’s not long for this (fashion) world….

      Oh–Uncles–I agree with Lithcat–you may need to pack a flask in order to get through the PR brouhaha.  Good luck! 

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

        Very nice indeed! I would be jealous, but my fella is a cook at a Japanese fusion restaurant, so I get sushi on PR nights, hand rolled by my very own manimal.
        I agree about Heidi. She should get a new look. She’s a divorcee, and still very healthy, young, and beautiful, but relying on the features that once garnered her fame is just looking less fresh, these days. A perky haircut, new makeup, and maybe lightening up that tan would help, if you ask me.

        • Call me Bee

          Mmmmm sushi….

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

            Yes, sushi and champagne =  Weight Watcher’s approved fanciness.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Happy birthday, young lady!  Sounds like you and the Mister know how to celebrate in style.

        • Call me Bee

          Thanks!  Yep–he’s a keeper. 

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Maybe the next unconventional challenge should be making something from the remainders of Heidi’s projcts.

      As to what you forgot, I understand flu prevention accessories are hot this season.

    • StellaZafella

      Two words to Sarah for her nephew: Benadryl

      wait… that’s only one…oh well, I’m having a Monday on a Thursday. Cross yer eyes and it’s 2 words.

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

        Ha, he’s gotta get his own. I need it for tree pollen or ragweed or whatever-the-eff is making my life miserable. I’m pretty sure he comes with Zyrtec included, if memory serves.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          yeah, but zyrtec won’t lull him to sleep like benadryl  road- tested on my five year old granddaughter.

          • Stubenville

            Sleah – another trick; make iced Sleepytime tea and when their little heads start to nod, declare that it’s time for a nap.

    • formerlyAnon

      I like this bar, though somehow it cries out for heavy brown glass ashtrays. (Proof once again, that I am of a certain age.)

      I cannot watch, I must try to concentrate my mind to think about a bit of work and my mind is not cooperating. (Some days, I wonder if my basic nature has changed any since my adolescence or if all perceived progress is just better coping skills. I distinctly remember feeling just like this about calculus.)

      I shall take my virtual wine back to the cubicle, now. My best to all!

      p.s. “we will eat carbs in our pajamas and watch the show” sounds BRILLIANT to me.  And don’t forget to pack water or cold green tea – if you have no time to eat you must hydrate.

       

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

        I don’t know what certain age that is, but I know from the brown glass ashtrays. I agree! And I just had to discuss my family dynamic for a sociology class that I’m taking, and it became apparent to me during the discussion that I am not only an exact product of my childhood but the only difference between me now and then is that I don’t take crap from people because I’m an adult and I didn’t have any choice as a minor.

    • MissAmynae

      Loving Liebchen’s look this week. (My name for Zac Posen “little loved one”) 

      i’m thinking one of the more avant-garde designers will be going this week. I think funeral director (Cindy?) can crank out a decently pretty traditional look, but if she doesn’t, it’ll be her. She’s on thiiiin ice.

      break out the Glenfiddich!!  

    • altalinda

      Sounds like you’ll be sitting a long time.  Maybe doughnut cushions?

    • AthenaJ

      Valium, darlings. Else you might have an apoplectic fit at the hot messes that are sure to show up at the PR cannon-fodder shows. 

    • MzzPants

       Flasks.  Don’t forget the flasks.

    • MilaXX

      Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we’ll be on the scene at the tents
      at Lincoln Center, as the 37 remaining contestants get to show their
      decoy collections. In order to get through the no-doubt marathon
      tweeting session, we’ve packed lunch, earplugs, and Aleve. Is there
      anything we’re forgetting?

      Rose colored glasses so you can pretend to not notice the decoy collections?

    • Inspector_Gidget

      I’ll have you know the Heidi Klum Onion Chopper ™ will be a priceless collector’s item someday.  I’m keeping mine in the sealed box just waiting for the day.

      Oh, there’s a show on tonight? No thanks. Unless they’re showing it at the bar.

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

      Ugh, more Heidi product placement.

      Somewhere down the line there’s probably going to be a “Project Runway Season Heidi” with only Heidi-themed challenges. Make Heidi a dress! Make Heidi a suit! Brush Heidi’s hair! Take care of Heidi’s children! Kiss Heidi’s feet!

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Shh.  They might not have thought of it yet.  Don’t give them ideas. ;p

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        run a bath for heidi and scrub her back.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Her bodyguard/boytoy will not permit that one, methinks. I do foresee the Heidi Klum bathtowel collection-it will be short and shiny.

      • pylgrym

        Healthy Choice challenge. Oops.Wrong show.

    • http://twitter.com/Kamilaahh Kamil

      “Is there anything we’re forgetting?”

      Whisky. Lots and lots of whisky. 

    • Stubenville

      TLo – don’t forget an eye shade so you can take naps during between PR contestant* presentations.

      (* I’ve decided they’re no longer worth being called designers.)

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

        This is Project Runway TEAMS and now they’re called design TEAMS because TEAMS were what everyone was asking for and TEAMS are the key to fashion design and TEAMS are going to minimize drama and maximize talent.

        ….TEAMS.

      • Peeve

        Whoops, sorry! I left a very similar message after you did, but before I saw yours! Great minds…

    • Stubenville

      Brutal day here, with too much drama and client hand-holding while a deadline for tomorrow is looking more and more impossible. I’ll have a large Merlot, please.

    • Stubenville

      Why is Zac Posen dressed like an elderly lesbian in the photo above?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I’m confused.  Is Heidi’s “This is like ‘Where is my whip'” in her bad criticisms or her praises?  It’s hard to tell sometimes.

      • Stubenville

        With the way B/M edits, she could be asking about cream on a slice of cake. Who knows.

    • Stubenville

      I’m sick of the “make a pretty dress for Heidi” challenges. Let’s have “make a pretty dress for Tim.”

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Do you really think you could get Tim Gunn to wear one of these one-day runway shmattas?

        • Stubenville

          Good point. He has a lot more taste than Heidi.

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

        BRING BACK THE DRAG QUEEN CHALLENGE PLEASE B/M PLEASE PLEASE

        • MilaXX

           only if Ru is guest judge

          • Stubenville

            Actually Ru seemed kind of a letdown last time if I remember correctly. She was dressed like a secretary in a white blouse and long skirt I think.

      • MilaXX

         you mean Heidi’s annual slave labour camp?

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        make a pretty dress for SLEAH!  old wizened crone raised by wolves.  no black white grey or brown allowed.  prints only.  at least three prints in each look.  that should wake them up.

        • Stubenville

          “…no black white grey or brown allowed.  prints only”

          As we watch the contestants writhe on the floor screaming in agony.  =)

      • AthenaJ

        How about a kilt for Tim? No ball references allowed this time, though…

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

      I am sick of a bajillion decoy collections. >:(

    • Presumptuous Insect

      And I am sick of Heidi’s unending quest for extra money. What is with these rich people who can never be rich enough.

      • Call me Bee

        I don’t think it’s the money they want–I think they NEED to be relevent to the public, so their managers or publicists or whomever talk them into creating fragrances, shoes, handbags, lingerie, etc.  I guess. 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      hey everybody!  it’s snowing here chez sleah, a beautiful light snow after several dry weeks of freezing snowmelt and mud.  i’ve been felled by bronchitis (it seems like forever) and now i’m slowly mending, so hubby is pumping me full of hot toddies.  do the kittens and fawns have any favorite recipes for hot drinks?  i toast you all!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        What a good husband you have! No recipes for hot toddies, but I send lots of get well wishes. Bronchitis is nasty.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Ahhh, “spinach” has been harvested – what a load off my guilt list!  I’m here with chicken pozole (another great ‘n’ easy recipe; it’s designed to use up leftover rotisserie chicken), sugar snap peas and a couple of slices of cornbread.  And a beer.

      Bring it on, ProjectHeidi’s-spinoff indulgences!

    • OrigamiRose

      Oh dear.  Somehow I’d missed the new opening the past two weeks.  I wish I had continued missing it.

    • Pennymac

      BOOZE! You’re forgetting booze, Darling Uncles!

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

      “I’m ready to fight now.” CANNON FODDER! 

      • EveEve

        loser edit, already?!

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

      Princess Water Lily ALWAYS has the crazy eyes going on. 

    • guest2visits

      Dear Jesus Heidi; why don’t you just go bare foot too and stick some flowers in your hair, miss FREE-spirit.  Nice looking bar.

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

      My favorite bar’s owner just gave me both a free sweatshirt and tshirt branded with the bar. I am cozy in it now, and still a little tipsy. Woooo. 

    • Pennymac

      BARF, Heidi.

    • alula_auburn

      It’s so helpful to watch with closed captions–now I know those pink boxes were accompanied by “whimsical” music, and the entrance of La Heidi earned “suspenseful” music.

    • OrigamiRose

      So the “Heidi Challenge” is Project Runway’s version of Restaurant Wars, right?  I feel for Tim having to come up with new ways to talk about what a difficult client she is to work for every season.  

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        If Tim breaks down Bunim-Murray will wheel in his robotic replacement to utter those platitudes about the terrors of working with Heidi.

        • http://twitter.com/amenaneri Anne Marie Borch

           Did you see the way Tim recoiled from her welcome kiss–I rewound and watched again.  She smacked him on the lips, then he cringed away when she tried to kiss him again and he luckily managed to downgrade the second to an air kiss. 

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

      “It’s all in Heidi’s box! You will see no Seals in here.” 

    • Jasmaree

      “If I win this, my dress will be on national TV!”

      It’ll be on national TV either way.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I wonder whether that naive girl figured that out this evening when she was watching this…..  Oh, maybe she’s not… she’s getting ready for The Collection o’ Decoys.

    • AthenaJ

      “it’s all in Heidi’s box!” Oh honey you just said it all didn’t you?

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        in her big pink box…

    • Polka_Dotty

      Surprise! Have they never seen this show before?

      • Stubenville

        The were all raised by Belgian nuns in the Congo, apparently.

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

      She just wants a tube dress, doesn’t she. 

      • Polka_Dotty

        Yes, but she wants to be Surprised!

    • MilaXX

      oh Heidi, stop lying you swapped sexy for slutty a long time ago.

      • Call me Bee

        Yeah that comment made me laugh for reall!

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      sexy but not slutty…yeah, who you think you’re fooling heidi?

      • MilaXX

         jinx!

    • Jasmaree

      This is a nice challenge. Not your typical Heidi-dress challenge. Has to work in print and TV, has to match the box, and has to work with the storyboard.

      • zelavie

        It’s nice that they’re getting challenges with more parameters than “pretty” or “red carpet”.

    • Peeve

      Heidi doesn’t like ‘slutty’…REALLY???

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

        Just the word. ;) 

        • Peeve

           
          Maybe the word translates to ‘covered up’ in German…..

    • notdorothygale

      Just crawled into the lounge (long week) with my glass of Sebastiani chard only to find that we’re humping Heidi’s new fragrance in this week’s Product Placement Challenge. Sigh.

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

      Wait, so is it still 8 vs 6? They’re not even going to bother to try evening it out? I suppose they’ll even it out with blatant producer manipulation instead.

    • alula_auburn

      Granted, I have an inherent snotty bias about perfume named after “celebrities,” but that bottle is fug.

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

        Not any worse than “Pink Friday”, which was literally Nicki Minaj’s head in pink. 

        • OrigamiRose

          Oh my god I just Googled that.  That head is going to be in my alcohol-fueled nightmares this evening.

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

            I cannot imagine a single person wanting to unscrew that creepy-ass head and have it stare at you as you slather yourself in what is probably candy-scented slut juice.

            • OrigamiRose

              I don’t often burst out laughing at comments, but this one was gold, Jerry, GOLD! 

              And now I have added “candy-scented slut juice” to my collection of phrases that absolutely must be incorporated into conversation at least once a day.  Kudos :)

            • Stubenville

              Wait – “candy-scented slut juice” you mean Heidi didn’t think of that first?

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              This Bitter Kitten bows down to you, Mr. Liu. Candy-scented slut-juice is genius.

        • alula_auburn

          LOL, I just google-imaged that–at least that’s sort of gloriously, ridiculously fugly, instead of just dull and fugly?  Like, at least there’s AMBITION there.

        • Call me Bee

          THIS!!!  It would give me nightmares! 

        • Stubenville

          It needs eyes that follow you around the room…

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I think that Nicki retired the fug celebrity perfume bottle by approving that horror. I can’t even contempate what could be more eye searingly fug.

      • Polka_Dotty

        My favorite scent is from Dollar Tree. Seriously, it’s floral and fruity and just delicious. But don’t tell anyone! 

    • Pennymac

      Oh, please. Make it short, tight, and shiney and get it over with already.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        but not slutty, remember, heidi said.  heidi wouldn’t know not slutty if it slapped her in the face.

    • spooki C

      uuuuuuuugh. I can’t take it any more. I don’t want to see a bunch of short, tight, shiny, pink, gold and black dresses so Heidi can shill some stank water.

      • Polka_Dotty

        Stank water with notes of pink pepper. A…a…a…choooo!

    • Stubenville

      Can’t fail if it’s short tight and shiny.

      • Pennymac

         Great minds think alike, Stubes. Geez, I’m over this already. If it wasn’t for the lounge I’d probably just tune in for the runway part. I just can’t resist our Thursday snarking festivus.

        • Stubenville

          Exaaaaacly.   =)

      • EveEve

        exactly.  how hard is that to figure out?  Should take about four hours, tops. Anyone sketching an mid-knee A-line skirt with chiffon for Heidi has been living under a rock.

    • alula_auburn

      The rejection of “cutesy” pink and black for OMG! gold and black! made me laugh.  At her, not with her.

    • MilaXX

      Girl that doo rag is not your look

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

      “The hardest thing about Heidi is that she’s a model” Oh honey. Honey no. 

      • Stubenville

        No, the hardest thing is that she’s a cougar.

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

          I just thought it was funny. If you have trouble dressing models, that does not bode well for you. 

          • Pennymac

             God help “em on the “real woman” challenge, right? LOL (They may have boobs! SHOCK!)

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

        The hardest thing about Heidi is that she has no taste and will give the win to the dress that best flashes her vag.

      • Pennymac

         No, the hardest thing is that there’s no need for design when you’re dressing Frau Klum. Slit it to there, see through if possible, bedazzle, and then cut about 4 more inches off the hem. DONE.

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

          I can’t wait for her to give the win to someone who didn’t finish their dress and sent a naked model down the runway.

        • Stubenville

          With time left over for a Chris March style nap!

    • MilaXX

      Still thinking this is Snidgley Whiplash’s to loose and sadly Cindy is both old fashioned and appears to have taste issues.

      • Call me Bee

        I’m finding it hard to believe she hasn’t sewn shantung or taffeta.  Shantung  is super-easy to sew==no stretching!   I mean, even I can do it! 

        • Polka_Dotty

          Ewww. Mom just said, “Sex Appeal.” Ewwww.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          what has she sewn with?  i mean, besides dead people.  oh, that was tasteless.  who said that?

          • Call me Bee

            Hee!  I guess mostly knits.  She expressed that she was not familiar with wovens. 

    • AthenaJ

      Tim Gunn: The Despair Sensor

    • snich11

      G. Dammit why can’t these idiot producers give them more than ONE DAY to put together their garments?? WHY???

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

        To be fair, the shiny tube dress Heidi actually wants shouldn’t take more than a day to make.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          just sew beads and sequins on a bath towel and wrap it around her.

    • alula_auburn

      Why is crazy textile cat sweater Joe paired with. . .ooh, name card!  Amanda Hugnkiss.  Why are they working together?  Besides contrivance? 

      • Polka_Dotty

        Who’s Amanda? I just found out there’s a Kate. I’ve never seen Kate before.

        • alula_auburn

          haha, I’m terrible at describing people. . .she’s the one from Nashville and wearing an off the shoulder blouse under a vest or something in her talking heads.  I have no memory of anything she’s made so far, but she says she’s all about construction and refinement, and Joe is crazy cat sweater guy who aspires to get on What Not to Wear.

          (her real name is Amanda Valentine I think, but I’m so not remembering that)

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          they’ve got to start wearing name tags.  there a whole bunch who look the same this season.  ooooo benjamin is crying.  no more cocky-assed mr. team leader. 

    • NDC_IPCentral

      OK, Joe is digging his own burial plot with his HP tablet and his lack of comprehension of that his client will want …. Amanda is a good pusher-leader.

    • Polka_Dotty

      Shouldn’t Heidi report to the hair and make-up room now? I mean, right now?

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

      Man, Dream Team can’t get it together. 

      • OrigamiRose

        I still can’t believe that a group of ostensibly creative people actually chose the name “Dream Team.”  

        • Polka_Dotty

          Yes, but they’re “keepin’ it real.”

          • OrigamiRose

            I really wish Tim would have just given them the Tim Stare when they announced their team names and ordered them to start over.

    • notdorothygale

      “Fashion S & M but not through a deviant lens”.  Now THAT’S a challenge.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        come on tim, you really think s/m is deviant?  you’ve been hanging out with those producers too often.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      it that little lord fauntleroy (sp?) on the panel?  oh no, it’s just zack.

      • MoHub

         Fauntleroy is spelled correctly; however, there’s no k in Zac.

    • MilaXX

      Surprised there’s so much black and the only pink is Cindy’s horrid shantung

    • Pennymac

      OMG. My son, whom I affectionately call Sasquatch, looked up from his laptop, unplugged his earphones, saw all the pepto pink material, and said “Bridesmaids? Is this the Bridesmaids challenge?” HAHAHAHA!

      • formerlyAnon

        Good instincts, that one.

    • Pennymac

      Oh, Princess Water/Tiger/Easter Lilly. Crafting again? 

      • Stubenville

        It’s GLUE GUN time!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I was watching NinaGarcia as Princess’s design walked the runway. I could imagine a thought bubble over Nina’s head as she thought “just up Heidi’s alley-sheer and short enough for a glimpse of the good china”

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I would suggest adding a case of  your favorite wine along with the other provisions but then I don’t want my favorite uncies to pass out at Fashion Week, so pack some forebearance and your senses of humor, TLo!

      Yes, it’s another chapter of “Provide a free design for HeidiCo! Sigh.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        maybe sleeping bags and pillows and a cask of brandy, in case you get snowed in.

    • MintaHallWriter

      TLo…are you sure it’s going forward?  Last I heard, NYC is under blizzard warnings and they’re shutting down the whole city for the weekend…something like 12″ of snow expected IN THE CITY.

      Seriously…be careful and dress VERY warm.  You may have problems getting there/getting back. Not to mention it’s dubious whether the entire event will go forward.

      Take care of yourselves, chicos.

      • Stubenville

        One forecast is saying 29″!

        • Peeve

           Holy shit!!! I hope they’re wrong!

          • Polka_Dotty

            Ok, 29 inches at 29 degrees. That means it will melt fairly easily.Even if it re-freezes overnight, there’s the weekend.  No problemo.

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

          That’s… not that cold for February in NYC. 

          • Stubenville

            Actually 29 inches of snow, not 29 degrees. Yikes!

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

              Whaaat. Where are you seeing this? Are you sure you’re not looking at a forecast for upstate NY? 

            • MilaXX

               I’m seeing 30inches in Boston and NYC getting hit pretty hard & Philly getting leftovers

            • NDC_IPCentral

               Holy moly, where’s that prediction from?  I’ll be snowed in all weekend!

        • notdorothygale

          Good Lord!

        • Pennymac

           WHAT? Are the shows in tents?

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        Where are you getting your information? Weather.com is predicting 6 inches or so, with snowfall ending by Saturday morning, and we’ve had more snow than that without the city shutting down (what does that even mean, shutting down the whole city? What are you talking about?). They’ll be safe as long as they don’t drive (since they’re already here in a hotel), which I assume they don’t plan on doing for the duration of fashion week since driving in NYC sucks even in good weather. 

        I know the hurricane shook us up and all, but it’s not like NYC has never experienced snow.

        But I do agree that I hope TLo are safe and warm. 

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

        Where are you getting your info? The Weather Channel’s website is predicting 6 inches in NYC, which, while not nothing, isn’t exactly unprecedented. What do you mean “shutting down the whole city”? I live here and I’ve heard nothing of the sort. NYU hasn’t even decided whether they’re canceling classes yet. 

        • Stubenville

          There are two computer models. The European one (which predicted Hurricane Sandy correctly) is calling for the higher amount.

        • OrigamiRose

          Maybe the news is conflating cities – Boston is actually shutting down tomorrow (closing the T, announced school closings early today, etc. etc.).  We’re expected to get 2+ feet.

        • Stubenville

          Gawker dot com has the story. And I stand corrected; they’re now saying as  much as 20″ in NYC and 27″ in Boston.

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

            All you Bitter Kittens and Unborn Fawns in the Northeast, be safe this weekend.  My daughter in Vermont told me yesterday that a blizzard was predicted for Worcester, Mass and points to the east.  

      • CozyCat

        It’s 40 degress and balmy in the midwest.  The weather is truly strange these days…

    • Peeve

      I’d wear some dark sunglasses for tomorrow, boys! That way you can sneak a few winks when the crapfest gets to be too much.

    • Stubenville

      We need new new team names. I suggest “Team nervous wreck” and “Team distracted.”

      • Pennymac

         “Team Drama Queens” vs Team Queens of Drama” ?

      • MoHub

         Or Team Dysfunctional and Team Seemingly Competent?

    • MilaXX

      I kinda think Heidi would like Stan’s dress. That gold sure is shiny enough.

    • Pennymac

       Oh, weepy story. He’s going far in this season.

    • OrigamiRose

      Oh my.  Is Benjamin getting the auf edit?

    • Stubenville

      Personal info and tears. Loser edit?

      • OrigamiRose

        JINX :)

    • NDC_IPCentral

      ACK!  Benjamin, you don’t have to confess everything.  I am so tired of the boo-hooing that seems to be encouraged to the detriment of more substantive stuff.

      Patricia, I like your vision, but it’s too ambitious for the stingy time that the producers are giving you guys.

      There certainly seem to be several set-ups for fake-outs on who’s going to be in the doghouse this evening.

      And won’t Frau No-Longer-Seal Klum have a field day unleashing her sarcasm come judging time?

      • Call me Bee

        Yes!  I’d love to see Patricia do that technique again with more time so it looks like a new textile rather than a craft project. Or–I’ll steal it and use it on something.  Yeah–that’s the ticket….

      • alula_auburn

        honestly, I find him irritating in some undefinable way since the preview, but I also thought he was getting a finalist kind of edit.  He’s certainly gotten a lot of screen time without doing much.

        I find it funny that they complain about Patricia talking all the time, but we basically see her in one interview freaking out over her ambitious design and than whee! finished garment.  While Ben. . .slow talks. . .about his. . .angst.

      • demidaemon

        Man. I felt bad, but I got the church laughs when he started crying. I know it was real emotion and all, but it just felt so awkward and rote, you know?

    • MintaHallWriter

      What happens if one team has the winning ad look and the other has the winning PR look?  Seriously?  Did anyone stop to think about that?

      And I’ll guarantee Heidi doesn’t wear any of them…exactly. It’ll be tighter, shorter, lower cut, and bigger cut-outs than anything shown tonight.

      Betcha Dream Team loses…again.

       

      • Pennymac

         Jinx!

      • MoHub

         Not permitted under the rules.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

      God, those bars you find are gorgeous.  If only the drinks weren’t so expensive.  Huh, Project Runway?  Oh, that’s right.

    • Jasmaree

      Why are they all crying? It’s the third episode and not even an “inspirational” challenge.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        last week ben was bossing everyone around and he didn’t win, so maybe this week he figure tears will work.

    • MintaHallWriter

       Huh. Well….Ben is gonna deserve to go buh-BYE…

    • alula_auburn

      ouch. . .there are days I hate my job, but at least no one ever cuts off the circulation to my breasts!  

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Seriously!  Those poor models!  I often feel bad for models and the travails of poorly sized shoes and hair-frying treatments, but these girls who get called in to do the sewing or have their breasts bound in leather by half a dozen frantic designers… ooph.  Not worth whatever pittance they’re being paid.

        • dschubba

          Are they paid at all?

          • formerlyAnon

             On the original show, they were not – but the winning designer’s model was given a spread in whatever magazine with which Ms. Garcia was affiliated, and it was spun as a big! prize!  That aspect doesn’t seem to get mentioned now, so maybe the models are getting paid, I don’t know.

    • zelavie

      Oh, that poor model!  That dress looks like it hurts.

    • MilaXX

      ooh poor Ben is crashing and burning

      • Polka_Dotty

        I like how Mom had to take over for Bennie. He didn’t trust her to cut leather. And no one trusted Patricia to create her garment. They really have such disdain for the adult women on the show.  

        • OrigamiRose

          It doesn’t help that Heidi feeds that vibe.  The fish rots from the head…

          I do like that Team KIR makes a point of praising each other and admitting when they rushed to judgment about someone’s idea/skill.  It’s quite refreshing from producer-pumped bitchery and backstabbing.  If only it could last.

    • blondie65

      Clearly, setting Ben up for the loser edit.. he’ll be in the bottom 2, but somehow I think the  BM gods won’t quite let him go yet.  I’

    • snich11

      Buh-bye Ben…

    • dschubba

      I’m joining the party late again. Another “make a pretty dress for Heidi” challenge?

      • Stubenville

        Yup – publicity for the new perfume she’s flogging selling.

    • notdorothygale

      Next week’s challenge: “Get Heidi in a bra”.

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

        *enter the Double Divas with tranquilizer guns*

        • Stubenville

          [Elmer Fudd voice] Sssssh… I’m hunting Heidi.

          • Call me Bee

            Be vewy, vewy quiet…

    • Pennymac

      Ohh. Heidi. You need a bra. 

    • OrigamiRose

      God, I forgot I had flipped the channel and couldn’t figure out why Ted Allen had dropped in to the studio. Time for another libation.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      No bra under that purple cami, Heidi?  The scent I detect is not “Surprise,” it’s desperation.

    • Stubenville

      Looks like Princess Water Lilly is doing a reprise of that crazy dress made of gold American Express cards.

    • Stubenville

      Snidley’s dress FTW.

    • OrigamiRose

      Okay, Richard’s dress reminded me of Goldie Hawn’s emu costume in “Protocol.”

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Daniel can sew and design.  Patricia…. a germ of an idea there that needed more time.

      Joe + Amanda – dull.

      Richard Greeting Card – ewwww.  That poof ruffle is baaaaad.

      Layana and ?: — THAT IS HEIDI!! FTW.

      Stanley?  New Year’s Eve.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        if joe and amanda had made that dress in pink and black it would have been cute.  not enough pink in both the collections.  these kids are mostly afraid of color.

    • alula_auburn

      What the HELL is Posen wearing?

      How do you gag “outside?”  Do I want to know?

      LOL at the horror for the dress with the tail/big butt.  But I always kind of like when designers admit their work is a hot mess.

    • MilaXX

      so far I like the black corset the best. It feels like a Heidi dress

      • Stubenville

        Not too Madonna-y?

    • Stubenville

      Matthew is toast.

      • alula_auburn

        Ugh, which just means another chance for Ben to be self-important and produce nothing for a third week in a row.

    • zelavie

      Michelle’s model looks 5 months pregnant.

    • Jasmaree

      Looks like another win for Keeping it Real.

      • lessax3

         Yeah, while Keeping it Real had some weak looks, overall it was better.

    • MilaXX

      Cindy made a prom dress

    • Stubenville

      Max Headroom’s is tied in the back?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      So what happens if they eliminate one whole team before anyone goes on the other?

      • OrigamiRose

        I’m guessing one or two more eliminations from the Dream Team and the memberships will be reshuffled.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Chippendale’s dress.  Oh Matthew….

      Cindy did OK.

      Benjamin – a disaster.

      Oh, the Dream Team is doing a terrible job…..

       

    • zelavie

      Yeah, Dream Team’s in the bottom again.

      • MintaHallWriter

         Totally agree with you!  Seriously…no competition here.  The Keep It Real folks had a couple fairly weak looks, but all were decent.  None were the crapola of the illusion dress or Ben’s train wreck.

    • Stubenville

      Matthew and Max Headroom in the bottom.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Gotta say, so far the Keep It Real team’s looks are better than I expected. A couple flops, but a couple really good looks too.  OVerall, they did pretty well.

      Dream team, first dress looks pregnant!  Matthew’s dress is pretty good, though. relatively. Love Cindy’s fabric.    She did well, I think.  She’s on the wrong team, though.
      The illusion dress is a piece of crap because of lousy construction.

      BEN…OMG…OMG…If this isn’t the loser…

      Tu’s is nice. Love the flow of it when she walks. 

      THey think it’s a really close call???? Seriously???

      • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

        yes on the preggers dress – wth?  

    • Stubenville

      Snidley and Dog Sweaters FTW.

    • blondie65

      omg…ben’s was bad…it fell at least one inch as the model was walking.  I thought it was a set up for him as the the loser edit, but…that was just bad. 

    • Pennymac

      How can the whole season be teams when the entire Dream (nightmare) team is going to be eliminated before the season is halfway over? 

      • blondie65

        clearly…there needs to be a team “redo” pretty damn quickly.

    • guest2visits

      The second team had more misses.

    • Pennymac

      Told ya!

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

      Of course. 

    • MintaHallWriter

      Cindy did NOT deserve to be on the bottom!  That illusion dress was WAY worse…incredibly poor construction.

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

        She’s the scripted loser of today’s episode for the heinous crime of being 59.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Sadly the micro chip implanted in Cindy’s wrist has turned “loser” ala “Logan’s Run”.

      • OrigamiRose

        Heidi is just gunning for her and not bothering to hide it.

    • notdorothygale

      Sweet chocolate Jebus…Heidi is worrying about going out looking “too sexual”. I can hear all of your derisive laughter.

      • Stubenville

        Still chuckling…

      • Pennymac

        I snorted derisively. Did you hear it?
         

    • lessax3

      So Ben will be saved by Cindy being in the bottom for the third time, with the justification that he had an idea badly executed?

      • blondie65

        yep…

    • dschubba

      The 5th look from the Dream Team reminded me of Ariel’s sail “dress” from The Little Mermaid after she gets legs.

      I’m guessing the 1st and maybe, 5th looks from Keeping It Real for the win?

      • http://www.facebook.com/lindsay.lyon.94 Lindsay Lyon

        That is exactly what I thought, too. Of all the Disney Princess dresses, that’s probably the one you want to avoid. 

      • BuffaloBarbara

        That was exactly what I thought.  And when it looks like you’ve been dressed by a cartoon seagull with Buddy Hackett’s voice, there is something sincerely wrong.

    • zelavie

      Matt is such a freaking cutie pie!  I just want many good things for him.  

    • Jasmaree

      “You can’t let that intimidate you! That’s bad! You have to just, you know, DREAM!”
      “…Dream?”
      “DREAM!”

      Worst judge ever.

      • alula_auburn

        It really cries out for a Disney Princess musical montage.

      • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

        I actually liked her attempt to be kind to the designers… especially after saying she would wish for death if asked to wear that Playboy bunny atrocity 

    • guest2visits

      Zac is dressed like a Valentine box.

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

      Dream Team has the worst instincts. Why’d they choose the shiny fabric? 

      • alula_auburn

        I thought that was meant to be a passive-aggressive insult–like the designer who said that want to imply that the other fabrics were even worse.

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

          Yeah, though I don’t really agree. I thought the “material girl” fabric was fine. 

    • zelavie

      Ruffle fart!

      • OrigamiRose

        I did a double-take when I heard that!

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

        I almost hear it to the tune of Little Drummer Boy “Pa-ruff-fuff-fle fart!”

    • dschubba

      I’m surprised Heidi didn’t go for that golden disco ball.

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

      Patricia’s in the top? REALLY? REALLY? REALLY. 

    • Jasmaree

      I feel that Patricia’s skirt looks unfinished.

      • AthenaJ

        Yeah I noticed that too… thought they were going to ding her for it but I think her creativity saved her on this.

    • lessax3

      Uh oh Zac, you just called Heidi old! LOL

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

        SOMEONE’S getting incinerated after the season’s over!

      • Pennymac

         I expected death rays to shoot from Heidi’s eyes!

    • dschubba

      Nina is really bringing those stealth Heidi-insults.

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

        Maybe we’ll get Nina-caps again! We can dream. 

      • alula_auburn

        And it’s kind of glorious.

    • alula_auburn

      See, Heidi, that’s why you WANT a whip, although clearly you don’t need one to get Zac to heel.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Gosh I hope Patricia wins!  But since she’s the only top PR look, she’s almost a sure-fire win, isn’t she???

      • OrigamiRose

        I hope so.  I think eventually the time constraints will do her in, but damn, she really has an amazing eye and technique coming through so far.  Not the cannon fodder I expected her to be.

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

          I don’t see what y’all are seeing. I’m seeing a whole lot of wiggity wack. 

          • Pennymac

             LOL @ Wiggity wack

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

        [Arrested Development style]: Her? 

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Patricia’s dress stands out in a sea of dark,plus she used that technique, which gives it some movement,pluse the sheer underdress could get Heidi’s attentiion.

      • Polka_Dotty

        The model really liked walking the runway with that dress. Sometimes they look so depressed, but she just grooved with it. But it’s probably too long for Heidi as it is.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          but it is so sheer she can still show off the good china.

      • MoHub

         Patricia’s creativity and ability to produce something complicated in a ridiculously short time takes me back to the Laura Bennett glory days. Like Laura, she seems to enter her projects with a clear, complete vision of where she wants to go and how to get there.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Daniel’s going to be a force to be reckoned with in this competition. He’s been in the top every week.

      • OrigamiRose

        Hasn’t Patricia been in the top each week as well?

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

      Dali has a lot of explanation for what is essentially a standard plunging v-neck dress with trim. 

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        if it was ballet pink instead of beige, i’d be a lot more interested.

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

          Yeah, then it’d actually have more of an interplay of soft and hard. 

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

      I’m actually very happy that Patricia and Daniel, who are well above reality-tv famewhore age, are getting some good recognition so far.

      • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

        yes yes yes on that!  

    • dschubba

      That leather checkerboard one is interesting, but, Heidi is not going to wear that. Let’s be real.

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

        Twist: Heidi doesn’t give anyone the win and instead shoots the commercial naked because GODDAMMIT SHE’S A SINGLE MOM WHO’S STILL GOT IT.

      • MintaHallWriter

         Dang!  I thought Patricia was going to win for the press campaign.  But NOOOO….

        At least she was in the top!

    • MintaHallWriter

       I think the girls are going to take both winning looks. Cool…and I’m so happy that Patricia is in the top!

      • Polka_Dotty

        Kate wins? But not Layana?

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

          Because Layana already won for her OHMYGODSOORIGINALskort and they don’t want to inflate anyone’s egos to Gretchen-sized proportions this early.

          • Polka_Dotty

            Oh, I thought it was because they were inflating her ego to Anya-sized proportions.

    • Polka_Dotty

      They have thumbnails of the dresses on their scorecards? I never saw that before.

      • dschubba

        My thoughts exactly.

      • l_c_ann

        It’s three episodes, six days in; not only can’t we tell them apart, neither can the judges.

    • Stubenville

      Yay Snidley!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      ENOUGH with the tears!  Have a little dignity… .sheesh!

      Well done, Kate, and well done, Daniel.  But stop with the tears.

    • Stubenville

      Happy when nice guys do well.

    • Pennymac

      OMG I’m in love with Daniel!

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

      Sorry but I knew they weren’t going to pick Patricia’s dress. That dress was fug. 

      • Stubenville

        Dog Sweater’s dress wasn’t bad. Surprised that Princess Water Lilly’s was rated better.

      • PaulaBerman

        Thank you! I didn’t like it at all. Couldn’t get the praise it was receiving.

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

          I think they’re hyping her up because she has the crazy eyes – they’re hoping she goes full on delusional.

    • OrigamiRose

      WHAT is with all the crying so early in the season?  Are they being subjected to “Clockwork Orange”-style torment at Atlas every night?

      • Addictedtowhitewater

         hahaha! well, it must have rubbed off on me as well. Cindy’s goodbye made me a bit misty.

        • OrigamiRose

          Me too, to be honest.  She had a bullseye on her back from the get-go. Ben’s dress was much, much worse than Cindy’s this week.

    • Stubenville

      Of course. Called it last week.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      WHAT?  Matt is not one of the bottom two?

      Oh, man, Cindy, you were robbed…..  Benjamin and Matt were both far worse.

    • Pennymac

      Poor “old funeral” lady. Cannon Fodder.

    • MintaHallWriter

      Ben deserved to be aufed for that terrible dress…what a joke.

      • Polka_Dotty

        No respect for Granny. Max Headdroom is a disaster yet they ditch the old girl onto an ice floe and set her loose in NYC just as a blizzard is approaching!

        • Polka_Dotty

          I think I should add that I, as well as my avatar <<<<<, am older than Granny.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Yeah, Cindy’s dress was bad, but next to that… thing… there’s no way she should have lost.

      • MilaXX

        Kate/Layana’s dress was the winner for me, Patricia a close second. I knew Cindy was gone when she piked that fabric. Shantung is prom or bridesmaid, not sexy model. Cindy can sew, but her designs did read old and out of style and her fabric choices were always bad. As awful as Ben’s dress was, I understand the auf.

    • Peeve

      This is sure one teary episode of PR!

    • zelavie

      First judging that I don’t agree with 100%, but I’m not mad at their decisions.  Ben should have gone home over that monstrosity, but Cindy’s material was truly hideous.  And I wish Patricia had gotten one of the wins, but the others had strong (and more “Heidi”) dresses as well.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      so they couldn’t actually give the win to the truly creative look.  it’s ok to say you like edgy, but when it comes to wearing it, heidi goes conservative. and slit to the hip.

    • Addictedtowhitewater

      aw, Cindy’s goodbye is making me tear up a little. People should never feel like they have to give up a DREAM (tm Kristen) just because of their age, Heidi! Y’all know what I mean…

      • l_c_ann

        In my dreams, at the Auf-off kiss kiss, Cindi tells Heidi, “You’re closer to my age than to your annointed winner’s age.  And the world will soon know it.”

    • notdorothygale

      Flower store challenge last week; hilarious memories of Santino’s wicked dead-on impersonation of Tim Gunn. “Ahnnnndray…..” Those were the days.

    • Stubenville

      Oh honey – Jesus will love it.

    • AthenaJ

      I love Kristin, she really is just so very Charlotte :)

    • Stubenville

      “It’s you duty to help her boobies.”

    • Call me Bee

      So they kicked off the old lady–but in reality–either Ben or Matt should have gone.  Cindy’s only sin was the choise of fabric.  But the design was ok–not nearly as awful as the others.  Obviously it was Heidi that won’ted her out, so out she goes.  Grrrr.

      • Addictedtowhitewater

         I’m not sure if I imagined this but I seem to recall Ben *tying* the bodice of his dress onto his model (surely not the intended method of closure) and that you could see the sloppy knot when she turned on the runway. Not that Cindy was going to win this but damn her dress was by no means the worst up there. With a better fabric choice it could have been quite cute and the neckline and color were both very flattering on her model.

        • Stubenville

          I saw a knot when they were wrapping the leather laces around the model.

        • guest2visits

          Agree, not only was her’s better than Ben’s wreck and Matthew’s ugly dominatrix; it was better than Stanley’s and Christopher’s (?) too.  They tried to trash it by saying it was dated – but Heidi has probably worn a similar look in
          the past year or so. I thought it was pretty but the material was wrong for the challenge. And the judges had
          alot of nerve rating her sewing skills for a fabric she had never used before – in the face of Ben’s mess!

        • BuffaloBarbara

           Yeah, on the way out of the workroom, when Tim was calling them, he quickly tied the thing up like a halter, otherwise his model would have made the trip to the runway topless.

      • Wellworn

        I agree, the other two dresses were so bad.  Ben’s started as a good idea (that I have seen somewhere before) but horrifically constructed, and Matt’s was just very bad taste, ugly and vulgar (WWDS?  what would Duchess say about that, people need to have a WWDS quip contest because sadly I do miss those quips on dresses like Matt’s.)  A target was on her back with the comments about her taste level and outdated style and it just kept getting bigger and bigger with her repeated showing in the bottom 3, so it was a matter of time for her.  A shame because she had the skills and was always helping others.  And Patricia should have had the win over Daniel.  Crack smoking judges strike again.

      • Carrieanno

        Sorry, what?  Old lady?  Cindy has the fearlessness to complete design school, start a new career and compete on a reality show traditionally populated by a younger segment and that’s the term to which she’s referred?  I know women that age who can run circles (literally and figuratively speaking) around people a whole lot younger than that.

        • Call me Bee

          Well–I called her “old lady” because she’s my age.
          It’s an old lady thing–you wouldn’t understand. (grin…wink)

          • MoHub

             I’m older, so she’s not an old lady to me. And I think the judges refuse to take into account the she may be older, but her level of experience is the same as some 22-year-old who just graduated from FIT. Age does not equal experience in every case; sometimes, experience equals experience.

            • OrigamiRose

              I don’t think the comment was meant derogatorily, just that in terms of the B/M casting for “roles,” Cindy was assigned that of the “old lady.”  Like being the resident Real World drunk, rube, racist, frat boy, slut, etc. etc.

            • MoHub

               Oh, I absolutely agree. As I recall, back in season 1, Wendy Pepper—who went from 38 to 39 during the season—was treated like an old lady when Kara Saun was only a tad younger, and Kevin John was already 40.

              The “older” contestants get progressively older, but there always has to be someone to fill the role.

    • Frank_821

      I am not surprised Cindy was axed. The truth of the matter she hasn’t really shown anything worthwhile and she’s still very raw as a designer. Ben’s was a trainwreck but Cindy made a number of bad decisions.  Fabric choice was questionable, fit was poor and the design outside of the slit is pretty basic. Ben has shown some ideas at least. it could have gone either way

      • ThaliaMenninger

        But why did they put all the lamest people on the same team? Did they think it would create drama for the same team to lose the first 3 or 4 weeks? Cause Ben sure looks like a trainwreck that’s in no danger of stopping any time soon. And they had to know that Cindy and whatsisname from last week weren’t going to last long.

      • pdquick

         Notice that when she held up her fabrics, Ben was the one who said to go with that one. I’m wondering if it looked better in the workroom than it did on camera.

        • MoHub

           I do give props to—was it Samantha?—who told the judges that the team advised Cindy to select the fabric she used from among the different ones she’d purchased.

    • guest2visits

      Everyone worked well together, and as best they could on both teams. I did think Layana was about to take full credit, for a sec.
      And not at all surprised everyone seemed primed to throw Cindy under the bus, at the slightest opportunity.
      I felt it was Matthew and Benjiman for the bottom 2 spots, with Cindy close behind. She made a better looking garment then either
      of them; it just didn’t fit the Heidi-sex-parameter, and the material was too bridesmaid. The material they chose for her to use.
      The wins were the obvious and only choices for Heidi. The corset gown turned out particularly well.

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

      I find Ben quite irritating. “I’ve been in an abusive relationship, and that’s intruding upon my design process.” Honey, sorry to hear that, but THIS IS NO TIME FOR INTROSPECTION.

      1. Don’t sign up for the show if you’re emotionally unfit (although producers cream themselves over these confessionals. They’ll keep him around until a human faucet is no longer interesting to them ).
      2. Don’t sign up for the show if you don’t know how to sew.

      • WhiteOprah

        If anyone should have been crying about being abused it should have been his model’s boobs.  

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

           Precisely.

        • MoHub

           They were crying. I could hear them for miles!

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Don’t sign up for the show if you’re emotionally unfit

        This?  Completely.  But since the emotionally unfit are drawn to this sort of thing and the producers think it’s “dramatic,” you almost need some kind of inner-child welfare law to protect them from themselves.  Like the Humane Society or the ASPCA guaranteeing that no animals are harmed or something.

    • Frank_821

      Like others I find the tear fest a little irritating. 

      Ben: if you get this choked up about your past so early in the season, then it is too soon for you to be on the show. 

      Daniel: You are a sweet, lovable, talented and generous guy. However you are a bespoke designer who has made $5000 gowns for the Texas elite. You had good things going on in your life before PR.

      Cindy: you’re still new to the design world. There is no need to give up on the dream. Take this experience and use it to grow. My partner was 60 when he started professionally to do costume and fashion design. He is now 66 and is having the most fulfilling time of his life.

      Dream Team: please work harder to help each other. The other team isn’t that much more talented. Did you not see what Richard and Stanley put on the runway.

      • AthenaJ

        That is so incredibly awesome that your partner is now doing something they are passionate about. I once read an article about a former businessman who realized he was in the wrong field, went back to school in his fifties and became a doctor… definitely inspiring! 

        • Frank_821

          thank you. Yes I’m pretty proud of him. Like most designers he’s struggling to make a go of it. He has wonderful design ideas and he’s gotten a lot of  positive feedback and encouragement from others in the industry here in Austin. 1 of his dream is to have a Guo Pei level runway show.

    • Laylalola

      There is no reason why EVERYONE on the losing team should automatically be disqualified from being in contention for an individual win. They could do this in such a way that the auf is definitely going to be from the losing team. There would be a winning team where everyone on the team is guaranteed immunity that week — but the overall individual win could be anyone (and there could be as many as two or I suppose even three designers from the losing team in the top three overall).

    • DesertDweller79

      I sincerely hope the format is changed next week.  It is becoming ridiculous that everyone on the losing team is instantly disqualified from winning.  Also, Stanley and Richard sent such awful crap down the runway.  There is no way they should have been automatically safe. I actually liked Cindy’s look better than either of theirs.  And better than Matt’s or Daniel’s. 

      What I am saying is, Cindy wouldn’t have even been in the bottom 3 if this were a normal PR.  So, as of week 3, I am officially hating this format.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Tums

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      Errr, can you sneak is some margaritas?

      My prayers are with you, T-Lo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      Yes…VODKA!

    • pdquick

      Blah. Blah. Blah … Next week, Bette Midler, bitches!

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      That black and pink corset dress was just gorgeous.  Well deserved win.  I personally adored Patricia’s dress, and I think Heidi showed some insight in saying it doesn’t hurt to wear something the press will talk about.  It was so unique and I thought it was charming and non-obvious sexy with that sheer hem and dipped back.  But no, despite her insight she stayed true to form and picked something backless with a super high slit.  The only plus in the choice was I love Salvadore Daniel – he’s so like-able!  And the dress was nice, although I think the color was too washed out.
      Boy, the teams are sure uneven.  Didn’t love any of the Dream Team pieces. We knew Cindy was not long for the show – but compared to the Shipwreck and the tacky tacky tacky playboy bunny dominatrix I was thinking she’d survive another week.  Zac is still boring me, but Nina was more energetic this week.  Will Heidi flay Zac for the “it would look better on a younger actress” comment. Hee! Guest judge was pretty good – gave her opinions that were not always flattering, but still showed respect for the designers and offered them all a smile. Overall it’s been the most non-insane judging I’ve seen in a few seasons.  Still miss Michael’s quips though.

      And yes, the dress with the ruffle on the winning team did look like she was pooping ruffles.

    • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

      Heidi – so friggen full of herself. 

    • OrigamiRose

      Watching the re-run, it’s really rich how Heidi tells Cindy that just putting a slit in the front of the dress doesn’t make it sexy.  Heidi, who thinks sexy is 1) tight; 2) short; 3) and low-cut, actually said this to someone.  Unreal.

      • CozyCat

        There’s definitely a pot and kettle joke in there somewhere…

      • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

        Hello Irony my old friend…

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      So with Fashion Week happening right now, all but 3 of the designers “get the chance to show a collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion week”… this is just stupid. Why not just have ALL the designers show and be done with it.  Since almost everyone shows, there’s not much benefit to being in the top 3 anymore except to the one that wins.  They should toss out a 2nd and 3rd place prize – like 10K and 20K or something.

      • OrigamiRose

        It’s baffling.  They announced Posen as a judge in mid-December, which is when I presume filming started.  So what are they doing, giving everyone, decoys and finalists alike, four days to complete a collection?  I would swear in the early days (or at least season one) they got a month or so.

        • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

          I seem to recall in the first few seasons they got something like 3 months!  After the switch from Bravo to Lifetime the time was greatly cut back.  I know that 4 days for the All Stars mini collection was crazy…  and they each did 7 or so looks – quite a few with multiple pieces.  Four days is barely enough time to envision a collection and do some sketches.
          Huh – by next season they’ll just turn it into yet another one day challenge.

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

          This season was shot last summer, right after season ten and concurrently with All-Stars.

          • OrigamiRose

            You’re kidding?  Holy cow.  I’m surprised they kept the Posen thing under wraps for so long…  Thanks for letting me know :)

    • demidaemon

      I’m sorry, but he is getting on my last nerve. Every challenge it’s “I don’t feel inspired.” “This isn’t my thing.” WTH did you think you were getting into, dude? Not every challenge will fall into your wheelhouse. Stop whining and get designing! UGH!

    • demidaemon

      What would we call it?

    • jorinde

      my favourite Heidi sideproject (and if I remember correctly, one of her first) in Germany were horrifying Birkenstocks. (do US people know Birkenstocks?)
      http://www.studio-schrei.de/images/Heidi%20Birkenstock.jpg

    • SRQkitten

      Oh, yes, Birkenstocks are popular here, my favorites are my Jerry Garcias. Don’t know as I want to think about Heidi birkies though.

      srq

    • Connie Harbor

      Don’t forget your UGGs and your earmuffs and your thermos of hot anything and…oh yeah…your SNOWPLOW!  My Darlingboy lives in NYC and set up those tents.  If you see a 6’4′ Ryan Gosling clone, tell him his Mommy said he should keep you stocked with hot drinks.

    • MissAmynae

      A bit late- laptop is down, so no live-lounging for me :-(  BUT, any of y’all wanna come down to Austin for the weekend, it was 85 today. I have three air mattresses, a sectional, a recliner, and all the vodka you can drink! 

      *sends a wee bit of heat up North. Hard to not be a bit jealous of the cold- seasons here are a thing of the past.**