T Lounge

Posted on March 28, 2013

Darlings, we’re feeling the need for something expansive and brightly lit tonight. So naturally, our thoughts turned first to the Czech Republic.

Tom’s Bar at the Augustine Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic.

Join us, won’t you?

Guest Judge Tracy Reese, Nina Garcia, Rachel Roy, and Heidi Klum.

Yaddayaddayadda.

Enough foreplay. Here’s what’s happening around T Lo Manor these days. First, our internet went out today, which is kind of more than an inconvenience when you’re in the business of website publishing. So, there’s that bottle of wine. Also: We are very close to deadline on our book, which means we’re scribbling away like mad men, making it all as perfectly T Lo as we can. We’re loving every exhausting second of the process, but we have to admit, we can’t wait till we’re done with this part. There’s a short vacation in the near future to parts undecided, we’re thinking.

And you, darlings? How are we all tonight? Break off in small groups and do short role-playing exercises to break the ice. We’ll come around to check your progress.

Art and tears, kittens. Art and tears.

 

 

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

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Well, you guys deserve everything wonderful that will doubtless happen to you.
    My week? Not such a thrill. So I’m ready for art, tears, and champagne. Set it UP, barman!
    Side note: huge hugs to the fellow kitten who introduced herself from the window of her car, when she spotted me on my way to work today. You totally brightened my day!

    • BarniClaw

      My cousin was visiting from LA and was checking out the Castro one Friday while I was working. When I hooked up with her later, I asked her if she went into a certain hardware store and when she said yes, I asked if she saw a man wearing a kilt…and she did! I was ridiculously, unreasonably happy.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        This kind of thing just makes me smile real big inside. Thanks!!
        So was that you, today?

        • BarniClaw

          I wish! But how crazy is this little (big?) BK community!? This site and reading everyone’s comments are such embarrassingly big parts of my day…and I don’t even watch half the shows TLo covers anymore. Including this one!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Well by all means stop by and say hi sometime!

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

            I didn’t start Walking Dead until S3 and even then I only half watch while doing other stuff because I get too attached, but I’ve been reading TLo on it from day one!

    • Call me Bee

      I wish it had been me, but I’m here in Cheeseland. I’ll join you in a glass of champagne (do you think we’ll both fit? Haaaa!!) and then move on to vodka. It’s been a fun day here on the compound.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        There was a ridiculous movie in the 60s called, “What a Way to Go” with a scene involving a bed that was a huge champagne slipper glass. We could loll about, dispensing bon mots and barbs, while getting well and truly snockered on the good stuff.

    • EveEve

      hey kilt! finally off work and ready for a stiff drink or three

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Sorry I missed you, EveEve, I work Thursday evenings myself, so my attendance at the Lounge is early only. But I ALWAYS leave plenty of chilled champagne in my wake for my sweet PUFs.

    • Greeniano

      Dear Kilted one — it was I!! After very many years of being a Lurking Precious Unborn Fawn, I just signed onto Disqus for the first time to reply to you. My best friend and I have joked many times about the possibility of inviting you for coffee at Peets to play WWFBBD? (for example). But for now, it was so much fun to have my idea of you and the reality of you drop into place together all at once. (My husband and son in the car were equally delighted about the wonders of the internet). For all the rest of you — he looks smashing in his blue (tartan?) kilt. T and Lo? Want to come for coffee in the Castro on your book tour? (For tonight, I’ll take anejo straight up, please).

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Welcome to the T Lounge!!!! It truly lit me up when you called out to me from your car. What a sweet treat. And as for your idea of meeting for coffee at Peets, it sounds delightful. The notion of meeting my fellow PUFs in real time has always been on my mind, as many of you know. And thanks for the compliment. (blushing, fetchingly)

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

      I deeply hope to get back to your fabulous city sometime and I’m going to have to try to spot you!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Let me know when, and I will make sure to be out of doors at all times, for easier spotting!

  • http://twitter.com/Kate4Queen Kate Pearce

    I sympathise! I have a book due in May, but didn’t get to write new words today because a) I spent an hour mopping the floor after husband flooded the waste disposal with spaghetti and then line edits arrived for the book I handed in last month and they are due back on April 3rd, so I had to start those… sigh. Hopefully I’ll have time to watch PR tonight!

    • Lilithcat

      I’d have made him mop!

      • http://twitter.com/Kate4Queen Kate Pearce

        he was out the door too fast for me to catch him!!

  • Lilithcat

    My kind of bar, cozy and comfortable, and that ceiling! Fabulous. Those monks knew how to live.

    However, I’m opting for Mozart tonight. And tomorrow both the cat and I have bloodwork. Fasting bloodwork. Which I can handle, but cat is going to be really, really pissed when she goes to her bowl and finds it empty.

    Cannot wait for your book!

    • PastryGoddess

      Lets hope there are no instances of rage pooping or horking in your future

      • SRQkitten

        PastryGoddess, sounds like your kitty studied out of the same book my kitties did! They love to tag team, one pooping and the other horking, it’s the only collaboration they’ll do . I’ll have a nice blue margarita, it hasn’t been a full mnoon horror week but I will be glad to see Friday arrive.

        srq

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

          Fortunately, my kitty does not have to fast before his bloodworm, but he does have his breakfast delayed until 7 instead of 6. He’s diabetic and the vet checks his glucose level regularly. He does not like it one bit.

          • SRQkitten

            Poor kitty and Poor Carol if your kitty is anything like mine. He’s an Oscar winner for drama in the role of starving feline. Hope all is ok.

            srq

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

            I don’t have the tough part; that’s left to the vet and the vet techs. They’ve occasionally had to sedate Snorpi to draw his blood. My only problem is getting him into the cat carrier. He disappeared somewhere in the house recently when it was time to go. I called the vet’s office right at 8 AM saying I couldn’t find him and I rescheduled for later in the week. I saw him in the dining room right after I hung up the phone. It doesn’t help that my doxie wants to help with the loading into the carrier.

  • PastryGoddess

    Wait are we role playing PR contestants? If so I call dibs on Patricia

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Then I’m doing dibs on Daniel. I need to have a reason for some pointless grandstanding, and flagrant outbursts of crazy. Lol

      • formerlyAnon

        Go for it. Shock the staff tonight. (Heheheheh!)

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I think I will start off with a heavy dose of false bonhomie. Then follow it up with an old fashioned shrieking hissy fit.

          • formerlyAnon

            The classics are classics for a reason.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Go big, or go home. Words to live by.

          • formerlyAnon

            They don’t know the ride they’re in for. Hope no one new or fragile is on the schedule.

    • Call me Bee

      The Hubs could be a great Patricia. He has some crazy eyes once in a while. LOL….
      I will be….well, frankly–if we are to play someone the total opposite of our real selves, I’d have loved to be Kate, the snooty gal from Chicago. I can do snooty to the hilt if I have to….

    • PastryGoddess

      I’ve totally been working on my crazy eyes

  • FloTom

    I feel your pain … I prepare taxes and have been working until 10 pm every night, plus weekends for the last 2 months. I always look forward to my dinner break to catch up on your posts! You deserve a fabulous vacation – hopefully somewhere away from this dreary weather we have been having in Philly.

    • formerlyAnon

      Hang tough! One of my dearest friends prepares taxes and I’ve been bringing her meals and treats as the death march intensifies. Every year I watch her grueling final 8 weeks in horror.

  • formerlyAnon

    Go, TLo. Go! May your technology support you smoothly through the home stretch of your book project, may you & the cats glow with health, may the weather cooperate in all things, and may all your hard work be royally rewarded.

    Me, I had an important presentation go very well this week, and also failed to accomplish anything much on several big projects that really have to make huge strides in the next month. So, comme ci, comme ca. I plan on a great workout and then will sit in this gorgeous bar and knock back several perfect drinks, undoing all that calorie burning – oh wait! It’s virtual! Yay!

    I don’t do role play except at gunpoint. Hopefully y’all will be done before I get back.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Hey Uncles, i shall be staying at that very hotel in May, can’t wait to have a libation in your honour!

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    Oh dear Uncles, I am giddy with Bitter Kitten anticipation for that book.
    My week wasn’t worth discussing, but it’s sweet that you ask us.
    Cheers to you all. Enjoy your PR tonight.

  • AlexisPayne

    I’ll be there in spirit! Physically I’ll be sipping on a Manhattan before seeing End of the Rainbow with Tracy Bennett. Or should I have a Martini? Tough decisions for this bitter kitten…

  • jenuwefa

    Thank you for coming to the Czech Republic, we’re really glad you’re here :) :) :)

  • mom2ajs5

    I got tangled in rhe cord of the blinds in my office window and propelled myself into the very sharp and pointy corner of a desk. Hilarious to see I’m sure, but not so much to go through. Massive bruise, but ct scan says all’s well!
    That’s my week.
    Will join in tonight. It’s been ages.

    • formerlyAnon

      Girl, I can relate. Sometimes, I just have to say “well, it was like Lucy in the chocolate factory, but less amusing.”

      • mom2ajs5

        That’s perfect! My husband calls my sister and I Lucy and Ethel.

    • Qitkat

      Oof! Glad you’re OK. I think we’re kindred spirits, aside from being BK’s together.

      • mom2ajs5

        Kindred spirit of the klutziness, huh?!

    • Call me Bee

      I’m sorry to chuckle, but that’s a great visual….Glad to hear all is well.

      • mom2ajs5

        It’s so ok! I was laughing and crying. Everyone one of my family was wishing for a video of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

    My week was terrible and it’s still fasting time till easter sunday, so I can’t drown my annoyance in alcohol – this sucks. So nothing better than taking my imaginary helicopter to Prag and drink as much imaginary rose MOET as I can with the BKs. Skål to you all!

    • formerlyAnon

      Put it on my tab. And here – have some cheesy things to go with. I’ve ordered caviar & toast as well, in case anyone doesn’t want dairy, but they had to send out for fresh so it’ll be a while.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

        Oh I love cheesy things. Thanks! Have a strawberry with the champagne!

        • formerlyAnon

          Yum. Thanks!

  • MintaHallWriter

    I’m thinking this SHOULD be made to order for Patricia of the fabric manipulation mode.

    And it looks like Layana is crashing and burning. Or maybe just playing to the cameras.

  • UsedtobeEP

    I won’t go on about my crummy week, but boy am I glad it is over. What a lovely lounge, though! I would love to visit the Czech Republic in real life someday. Have not made it east of Switzerland yet. Glad to see all of the BKs that are out tonight. T and Lo, I empathize with you on being near the end of your book. It’s rough at the end. Hope it is over for you soon!

  • MintaHallWriter

    My best bud and i started without you all…Long Beach Iced Teas with Mexican food made an early dinner special. And may make it possible to watch the third (??) unconventional challenge…doesn’t this seem to be what this is? Another unconventional materials challenge?

  • Qitkat

    Damn, I was going to skip tonight, til I realized the challenge. This bitter kitten is pooped from cleaning house for Easter dinner guests. I’ll be braising lamb foreshanks with a rich minced vegetable gravy and mint pesto, served with polenta, made with shiitakes and sun-dried tomatoes.

    Very classy and elegant bar. Looks like Prague ought to be on my bucket list.

    • zelavie

      It definitely should be – it’s a beautiful city! I only got to spend 1 day there and hope to go back.

    • Call me Bee

      Absolutely! I’ve never been, but friends have and say it’s beautiful. The old bits have survived all those world wars very well. That’s where a lot of the movie “Amadeus” was filmed–beautiful old buildings. Can’t wait to go.

    • another_laura

      Prague is great! Go, Qitkat!

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

      Yes yes to Prague, it is wonderful in so many ways.
      And your dinner sounds like a wonderful recipe for the Bitter Kitten cookbook I keep bringing up…

      • Qitkat

        BK cookbook! If only…

  • another_laura

    T Lo, you know you have the full unstinting support of your Minions! Final stretch of phase one, woot woot!

    I’m ready for champagne. I could tell you all about my week but then I’d have to kill you and that’s no fun. So let’s just ready, steady GO with the bubbly, Kittens!

  • Laylalola

    Oh you know, it’s a bad sign that my first reaction to tonight’s episode is, They still haven’t finished yet?

  • Jamie Moon

    This kitten is back after a long time… gone since at least season 5. So, hello everyone, hello my darling TLo, and thank goodness for smartphones. Looking forward to dishing/hate watching the rest of the season with everyone. I love what you’ve done with the place.

    • Qitkat

      Welcome back! Have drinks on me.

      • AnnaleighBelle

        That sounds dirty….

        • Qitkat

          That can be arranged…;-p

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

      I was watching Watch What Happens Live on Bravo last night and Christian Siriano was a guest. He was asked a question about Project Runway and he said something like “That’s still on?” It’s pretty clear that he recognizes that it’s not the same show that it was back in the Bravo days.

      Oh, and welcome back!

    • formerlyAnon

      Welcome back!

  • Call me Bee

    So nice to be in this exquisite place for this evening’s PR shenanigans. Bartend–I”ll be having champagne with Kiltd to start, then break out the chilled Stoli for me, and keep it coming. I’m celebrating the delivery of a fabulous king-size bed.

    Gentlemen, deadlines just suck most of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate them for getting me off my arse and accomplishing things and finishing projects. But they are totally nerve-wracking. But just think how great it’ll be when that book is put to bed.

    This PUF/BK will be first in line at the local (independent) bookstore waiting for its delivery.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    I wanna go to Prague.

    It’s strange how often I say that in real life.

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

    TLo: positive thoughts heading your way from flyover country. So looking forward to this book.
    Maybe Prague for your getaway, if you can afford the time??

  • Cheryl

    OK, I’m here, missed last week completely with the new Disqus set-up. I used to be Polka Dotty, now I’m plain old Cheryl. But I’m here!

    • Stubenville

      Gak – the Disqus update has been a disaster. Glad to see you back, no matter what your “handle” now is.

    • Call me Bee

      Yes–welcome back. Disqus is totally f*cked up.

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

      No, now you’re simply Cheryl because you are fabulous enough for a mononym, just like Cher :D

  • rainwood1

    Of course any place named Tom’s Bar would have to be fabulous!

    I’ll try to remember to watch PR tonight. I’ve missed some of the episodes, which I can blame partly on breaking my ankle (doing something stupid, of course) and partly because I am not invested at all in the show. T Lo, however, I’m fully invested in and will breathlessly await the book (actually not so breathlessly because presumably it is several months away and I would pass out long before then but you get what I’m saying). I haven’t posted much lately because breaking important limbs really interferes with your life, but I’ve tried to read all the fabulous thoughts posed by all you BK’s. Enjoy!

    • formerlyAnon

      Oh dear. Ankles are crucial. Did you need surgery?
      Hope you’re on the mend. And you’ve had a good mix of being waited on and being left alone.

      • rainwood1

        Yes, I did need surgery. Broke two separate bones, one a spiral fracture, and tore the ligament so they put in a plate and screws. And sprained the other ankle badly at the same time. Never, ever try to go down stairs wearing your husband’s clogs!

        • formerlyAnon

          Oh, bummer. Ah well, you’ll be [almost] good as new in . . . 4? 6? months, if your physical therapy goes well. Then you can start figuring out if it will be worth it to you to have the plate taken out . . .

          Damn. Have a drink, love. That’s all we can do for you right now.

    • Call me Bee

      Oooh owie! Hope your bones are on the mend and your arms and ab muscles are up to the challenge of crutches.

      • formerlyAnon

        If they’re not, they will be.

  • AlwaysCoco

    Been away for awhile, life has been kicking my ass but good. Need an escape and CR is just the ticket. Notwithstanding, viewing the usual PR nonsense DRAMA is exactly what the good Doctor ordered. Plus, I loooove Tracy Reese! I just brought one her dresses which I Looooove! Anyway, Bartender, I would like a M&M on the rocks, please. So nice to be here with my fellow BK’s! You guys rock! Oh, next round on me.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Oh, you guys definitely deserve a vacation. Might I suggest the lovely, scenic, and not-overrun Letchworth State Park in Western New York? :D

    Oh, is the show on tonight? Guess I better watch it.

    As to where I’ve been — same old, same old. Storytime was about sheep this week. Book club is not well attended. But I’ve been reading paleoanthropology. And the new Warriors book. The life of a children’s librarian is simple.

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

      Ooo, paleoanthropology! It’s so hard to find people to talk about that kind of thing with! Though I’m more paleo than anthro…

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I’ve been reading “Last Ape Standing.” Popular, sure, and probably with questionable theories thrown in, but I love that stuff.

  • OrigamiRose

    Okay, who is up for a French Martini?

  • guest2visits

    Just dying to see Prague, Budapest and the whole Czech, Hungary, and Austria tour. Lounge is wonderful!

  • Stubenville

    What drink goes with the Guggenheim? Oh well, champers goes with everything so I’ll have that.

  • zelavie

    Patricia & Richard = seriously, one of these two needs to go, so let’s eliminate the potential winning partner.

    • SRQkitten

      Double elimination.. A project runway firs,,,,,,oh, wait wasn’t that done already. Too bad.

      srq

  • OrigamiRose

    Please, dear Patricia, take Richard down to the bottom and let’s see him finally get auf’d.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Does Layana like ANYONE on her team?

    • tessasouthworth

      Does Layana like anyone AT ALL?

      • http://www.facebook.com/pril.wood Pril Wood

        She certainly loves herself

  • OrigamiRose

    It makes me sad to see Tim reduced to one of the Price is Right girls during the tie-in explanations.

    • Call me Bee

      Yes–a bit awkward.

  • Stubenville

    So when do the contestants go to Europe? Wasn’t that in the previews at the beginning of the season?

    • Cheryl

      Yes, I’ve been waiting for that. Maybe when they’re down to an odd number — next week 5?

    • Call me Bee

      Are you sure you’re not thinking of ANTM?? LOL….

  • Stubenville

    Oh Tim, stop shilling for HP.

    • alula_auburn

      Michelle’s was worse, IMO.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Oh, Patricia. Richard’s going to design a jersey dress. Why even ask?

  • carolclark12

    Richard, to Patricia: “So I’m doing the clean piece and you’re doing the art piece, right?”
    Patricia, eyes bugging: “Uh… YEAH!”

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

    Is Layana is annoyingly egotistical as she seems or is it the editing? Because right now, I kind of want to slap her.

    • Qitkat

      Get in line :) Many of us have felt this way for several challenges.

      • AthenaJ

        It’d be like that scene from Airplane! All of us lining up for a good Layana-slapping.

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    Why would they blur out some of the paintings in the museum?

    • Stubenville

      Copyright issues.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        In a public art museum…seems odd

        • PastryGoddess

          taking a picture for personal use at the museum is one thing. Filming that image for commercial purposes is another.

        • Stubenville

          If the art is not a part of the Guggenheim permanent collection,that would probably be the issue. Remember, it’s not personal photos, it’s being broadcast on for-profit TV,

          • VictoriaDiNardo

            Yes, that might be it, because only some images were blurred. Meanwhile my art-loving husband is upset that they aren’t crediting or identifying the art shown!

  • Stubenville

    Hey TLo – maybe a quick jaunt to Keukenhof in suburban Amsterdam to see the tulips for a quick vacation? The gardens are mind boggling.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Triangles are cutting edge. Who knew?

    • zelavie

      Well, they ARE the shape of a knife blade.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Excellent point! Ha!

    • OrigamiRose

      George Costanza ;)

  • Stubenville

    Hallmark Card got the memo and is steering clear of knit jersey.

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

    Michelle doing apocalyptic? Shocking.

    • DeTrop

      That’s what I thought. Apocalyptic. Nothing says fashion like apocalyptic.

  • alula_auburn

    fake crystals = super-futuristic? Oh, dear.

    • OrigamiRose

      That man has unbelievable taste issues.

    • Stubenville

      On Space 1999 perhaps.

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

    These prints are not impressing me thus far. Maybe when it all comes together. Maybe.

  • dschubba

    Haven’t we learned from Viktor’s mistake? Hand-painting your fabric during the HP challenge is a no-no.

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

    Patricia, put your eyes back in your head. You’re creeping me out.

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

    Okay, Patricia, you have a point there. Feeling something is kind of what art is about.

  • Stubenville

    Chicken wire? This is going to end badly. As in “a float in a parade” to quote Tim.

  • Call me Bee

    Wow–what a convoluted challenge!! Art inspired, design the fabric, avant garde and commercial looks–and what the heck is with all the bubble wrap and craft supplies? It’s like 5 challenges in one!

  • mom2ajs5

    You have to learn to get yourself out of those situations!

  • carolclark12

    Layana is quite the little bitch.

  • ChristinaRi

    There’s a lot of condescending in this episode. It’s hard to take.

    • Stubenville

      Welcome to “Project Bicker” (hat tip to OrigamiRose for coining that)

  • OrigamiRose

    Dear god, we’re not even at the half-hour mark yet? *chugs*

    • mom2ajs5

      I know. My drinking to time left ratio is way off balance!

      • OrigamiRose

        Somehow I sense we will be getting hammered with shots during the last half hour.

    • Stubenville

      Nuh-huh. Not enough histrionics yet. Still have to have a designer make the “call of doom” to a loved one, or a soliloquy about a dead relative.

      • OrigamiRose

        And tears. We need tears!

        • Stubenville

          Got your wish. =)

  • BobStPaul

    It’s difficult to determine who is more irritating – Layana or Patricia.

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

      Layana. Layana is definitely more irritating. Her condescending attitude and sense of entitlement make me want to throw things at the television.

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

        Seconded. Patricia’s just annoying, Layana inspires outright anger…

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Late to the Lounge as I’m upstate at a friend’s place. Some of those proposed fabric patterns have “tragic” and “WHAT were you thinking??” written all over them…..

    • Cheryl

      This is what you missed: “It’s a disaster.”

  • ChristinaRi

    Patricia isn’t even trying to help out her partner. She just wants to underline that she is better than he which may be true, but that doesn’t get anybody anywhere, and Layana is making herself crazy. Crazier. I can’t take her little girl voice and passive aggressive method of getting her own way. We get it. You’re cute. You’re cute pouting. But cute pouting doesn’t make a dress.

  • dschubba

    What the hell is that Michelle/Stanley print?

    • alula_auburn

      it’s “insanity”!

      Also, fug.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      The picture/fabric representation of Michelle’s state of mind. I’m not making that up.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    That awkward moment when one of you is high-fiving and the other is hugging.

    • OrigamiRose

      Like Josie when she got eliminated on Top Chef.

      • Stubenville

        One of my least favorite contestants on Top Chef evah.

        • OrigamiRose

          +1

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Word. Plus, she got Hot Jeff eliminated in season 5 when she came back for the Superbowl challenge. I’ve never liked her, but when she sent Hot Jeff packing, she was dead to me.

          • MilaXX

            Then she came back and sabotaged Kristin

          • MoHub

            But Kristen came back and won the whole shebang.

      • MilaXX

        Oh that was awkward, cause NO ONE was happy for her

        • OrigamiRose

          I need to find that gif, it was a thing of beauty.

  • mom2ajs5

    I wish they each got to do a fabric. I like seeing everyone’s designs.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Oh god PLEASE, PLEASE eliminate Layana tonight! I can’t listen to that fucking voice for one more second! I had to borrow my neighbor’s dog to translate what the hell she was saying. Go ahead, hit “close captioning” when she starts talking – I guarantee the caption will say, “Yeah, sorry, we don’t know what the fuck she’s saying either.”

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I kind of love you.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        My suffering eardrums thank you.

      • AthenaJ

        I’ll co-sign that

    • OrigamiRose

      I can deal with her one more week if it means bidding adieu to Richard first.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Oh christ, Tim’s pep-talk got her crying! SHE’S CRYING! WE NOW HAVE TO LISTEN TO HER TALKING AND CRYING!! (*Jumps out of window*)

        • OrigamiRose

          Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, here, have one of my very strong French Martinis :)

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            (*Grabs drink, pours it into ears*)

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Perhaps you should consider tequila shots? They’re fast acting. ;-)

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

            I have to ask, what’s a French Martini?

        • guest2visits

          O you made me laugh… a comment like that can make it all bearable.

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

      Last week I was thinking Layana is pretty awful. Tonight I decided she’s just the worst. My god, the whining and the pouting and the crying. I kept her expecting her to stamp her little feet. She acts like a spoiled princess. Ugh!

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

        I wish I was in that room every time she starts so I could slap her personally.

        • http://www.facebook.com/pril.wood Pril Wood

          I wish you were, too.

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

      Her bullshit on the runway is my problem with her — if not for that I could deal with her irritating voice.

    • http://twitter.com/CaitrinofFenris Caitrin

      she’s Columbian. that might not be helping.

      • Lisa_Co

        Brazilian not Colombian.

    • rococodada

      I love you, Glamourpuss and everybody else who’s been expressing exactly how I feel about that horrible, horrible Layana.

  • EveEve

    stop with the crazy eyes Patricia – or this drinking game is gonna get shut down by the vice squad before the show is over

    • OrigamiRose

      Although I think she maybe has a thyroid issue, they are definitely editing her to maximize the cray cray effect when she makes them.

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

    Richard is making accessories before he makes a dress? Really? In what world, when they are on a tight time schedule, does that make sense?

  • MilaXX

    Just got in. Is it passive aggressive night? Everyone seems to be smiling in each other faces and then complaining in TH’s

    • Cheryl

      Ha! I read that as “smiting.” Yes, they’re all smiting each other.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I’d watch that show!

  • Qitkat

    Excuse me Richard, Layana only gave me less than a yard of our fabric to work with?
    Grow a pair!!

    • Stubenville

      Oh please. Why even bother, Just call them nicknames like “tattoo girl.”

    • http://twitter.com/CaitrinofFenris Caitrin

      Top it off with almost non-stop one-day challenges where a few of them are ridiculously stupid (thunda anyone?), a whole season of working in teams and getting switched around and purposely put in teams with people to amp the drama… no wonder they are passive-aggresively crazy this season. I’d have stabbed someone by now. Probably Richard. Or Kate if she was still around. Camera’s up my butt all the time… oh yeah. I’d be killing someone and bitching out. It’s insane and stupid and not productive. It’s fun to go watch the Bravo episodes where it was mostly 2-day challenges and they had time to lighten up and goof around and be silly. Plenty of drama still and time crunches, but more time to not feel like they are being squeezed to death. Huge difference in output and what you saw in the designers.

  • guest2visits

    I’m hoping for Stanley and Michelle but it looks like this one is up in the air. Not crazy about the print Michelle created.

    • DeTrop

      I agree. Where is her mind at? Can she ever get away from those strange shades of green? This girl’s mind lives in a dark, dark place. I’m sort of surprised at Stanley going along with her, but I think he respects her. After all, he wants to win and she won last week.

  • PastryGoddess

    I’ve already had 3 glasses of wine. So it looks like this will be a two bottle PR tonight. YAY! I haven’t been this drunk in ages

    • mom2ajs5

      Right there with ya! Wish my workplace observed Good Friday!

    • dschubba

      I don’t have wine tonight. Instead, I picked up a four-pack of craft beer on the way home, and it has a higher ABV than my regular brew. Still, I’m on pace to kill half of this four-pack, and on a “school night,” at that.

  • MilaXX

    dayum! Tim calling someone out.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    You go, Tim! Calling Richard out his continual throw a teammate under the bus!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Niiiiice! I love it! That’s on par with the time he called Gretchen “manipulative” in front of all the other designers!

  • MilaXX

    I just realized I hate Layana, Dan & Richard’s voices.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Let us not forget Dan’s nose-stache….

      • alula_auburn

        And I STILL hate Michelle’s circle tattoos. So that basically leaves Stanley.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          What do they even mean?

          • OrigamiRose

            That she is from Portland and therefore inherently edgy.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Ahh. I am from the Twin Cities. We are not edgy. It wouldn’t be “nice”.

          • Call me Bee

            Ahahahaha–I get up there a couple times a year–that is so true. We’re the same way here in Milw. Wouldn’t want to draw attention to ourselves or make a fuss….it’s not nice.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            We are, however, Masters of passive-aggressiveness! Masters!

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

            Ladies, you aren’t that far away — you ever make it to Chicago, I’ll teach you how to toss off that nice thing. I was from a small town and I never bought it. Just never suited my face…

          • Stubenville

            Tattooed poseur?

        • AnneElliot

          I predict Stanley will make it to the finale and have a beautiful collection, but place third, just like Viktor Luna, because he’s a mature adult and doesn’t play to the cameras. I’d love to see Michelle and Patricia in the other two spots, but Layana will probably make it because I hate her.

      • MilaXX

        please, I’m eating!

  • zelavie

    Stanley saying “one trick pony” made me really miss Dmitri.

    • alula_auburn

      one way monkey!

      • Call me Bee

        *sigh* Dimitri. I miss him too

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

      Hee. I actually corrected Stanley when he said “one trick pony”. I wonder why he didn’t hear me. :-)

      I miss Dmitri too. He’s one of the more awesome PR alumni.

  • Stubenville

    Tim has his bitchpants on tonight.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      And he does wear them so well!

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

      It was about time. With the way this season’s been going, I hope Tim has more than one pair of bitch pants.

  • OrigamiRose

    Tears? Drink!

    • PastryGoddess

      Oh honey, we’ll all be under the table if that is we try that

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        That’s why I sit on the floor.

  • dschubba

    Bless Tim’s heart for calling Richard out. That was pretty transparent. “I really wanted to maQ a garment, but, how can I get inspired when her dress isn’t even finished?”

  • alula_auburn

    Tim is bringing it tonight!

  • ChristinaRi

    No, Layana, there is no one who can help you. You are a big girl now and you need to do it yourself.

    • alula_auburn

      I want that woman from season 2 to come back and tell her she can cry, but she has to cry and cut. One of my favorite PR mantras, tbh.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Zulema! Serve her up, Zulema!

        • alula_auburn

          merci beaucoup! I knew another kitten would remember!

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Of course, happy to help!

        • MoHub

          Also known as Shatange.

      • Stubenville

        Who was that?

      • ChristinaRi

        Perfect!!

        In this case: Cry and drape.

      • formerlyAnon

        “Cry and cut” is something I’ve adopted into my internal monologue (or mumble out loud to myself) when anxiety is threatening to render my productivity nil. A lasting legacy from PR.

      • Lisa_Cop

        I thought that was Josh Clinique Counter’s saying?

        • MilaXX

          Zulema said that Kara Janx in Season 2. Zumlema wasn’t my favorite, but she was write in this instance

  • Stubenville

    Cry and sew, beyotch..

  • Stubenville

    Bunch of fashion victims on the DSW Shoes commercial…

  • ChristinaRi

    As a history buff, I don’t know if I can take “vikings.”

    • Courtney Ashe

      It’s entertaining in the same way the Tudors was entertaining – as long as you don’t expect it to be really historical, it’s easier to get into.

      • ChristinaRi

        Yeah. The Tudors bothered me quite a bit.

        • Courtney Ashe

          I find Vikings kind of easier to get into because I know less about the time period. The Tudors, and to a lesser extent the Borgias, could be really rough viewing from time to time. The leading character does have a certain charisma about him, and that helps.

        • Indovina

          I’m not much a fan of the gratuitous sex and violence school of period drama, but I find it always helps to treat “historical” shows and films as if they have nothing to do with history – almost like they take place in a fantasy counterpart culture – and let yourself be pleasantly surprised the .1% of the time they’re accurate.

          This did not prevent me from being actually, genuinely offended by the treatment of a historical person in an episode of The Tudors.

        • MoHub

          The Tudors was a joke.

  • ChristinaRi

    And now the little creep won’t even admit her partner helped her.

  • alula_auburn

    OMG, Richard. Way to prove Tim right. If Patricia has taken over, it;s because you’ve done nothing but futz with that damn bracelet.

    LOL at 1) Patricia’s dig on how jersey doesn’t need zippers and 2) Richard is so awful MICHELLE is being positive about Patricia. Holy cow.

    • ChristinaRi

      She would have taken over anyway, but now he has no defense for himself.

  • dschubba

    Trust me. Zipper installation isn’t as important to PR as you’d think.

    • Stubenville

      Glue gun skills are far more important.

      • alula_auburn

        And passive-aggression.

        • EveEve

          and scenery-chewing tears

  • zelavie

    Stanley’s getting catty with TLo over on twitter!

    • Cheryl

      Thanks for the alert. I follow them on Twitter during the show, too.

    • PastryGoddess

      It’s quite hilarious actually. Apparently you need to be a designer to understand good design

  • Qitkat

    Is it a coincidence that Michelle’s dress matches her tattoos?

  • Jamie Moon

    5 minutes into this episode and Layannoying already gave me a headache.

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

      “Layannoying” is a god-tier nickname.

      • Jamie Moon

        She makes it easy!

  • MilaXX

    Johnny deserves an award for not smacking her for literally whining her hair request.

  • Stubenville

    That quick glimpse of tattoo girl’s muu-muu – it looks like a Doctor Who Dalek.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      All of the hair and make up people deserve something for putting up with these people.

    • AthenaJ

      Exterminate… good taste.

  • ChristinaRi

    Horrible dress Heidi. Divorce has not helped your fashion.

  • Qitkat

    Michelle must think she is at Ascot.

  • Stubenville

    Is Heidi wearing a dress or is that just full body tattoos?

  • zelavie

    I hope Rachel Roy takes the third judging spot permanently next season.

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

      Certainly preferable to Zac.
      Not to discredit him, but she just comes off better on camera, and her criticisms are always on-point.

  • reganmeister

    Heidi, GO UP A SIZE!

    • MoHub

      Or two.

  • Jamie Moon

    One day, someone will say something to Patricia that will make her eyes fall right out of her head.

  • OrigamiRose

    Wow, I kind of think Patricia really hit it out of the park. However, I’m watching on a smaller screen right now. What do others think?

    • Stubenville

      It’s really shapeless, alas. I think she had the best fabric, however.

      • OrigamiRose

        Awwww drat :(

    • martha

      I also thought Patricia’s was interesting. Especially the train.

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

      Well, maybe I don’t know enough about all things avant-garde, but I think we may have finally seen something avant-garde. It certainly was unusual.

    • DeTrop

      It reminded me of a burial outfit. I don’t know why but that’s what I got from it.

  • ChristinaRi

    oh Layana it’s not a work of art.. Now watch her take credit for Daniel’s look.

    • CarolinLA

      And she DID!!!!!!!!

  • Stubenville

    Princess Water Lilly made a cloth sack.

  • ChristinaRi

    Heidi adores Patricia.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Did they even use Richard’s bracelet?

    • ChristinaRi

      No.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Think he’ll mention that once or twice?

        • ChristinaRi

          I expect Patricia to bring it up.

    • PastryGoddess

      I think Patricia burned it

    • MilaXX

      If I was Patricia I’d make sure they knew he spent an entire day on a bracelet he didn’t have a dress for.

  • Stubenville

    Whole lot of crap hurled down the runway tonight.

    • DeTrop

      You said it. There should not have been a winner tonight. I saw lots of material go down the runway but couldn’t make heads or tails out of any of it with the exception of Daniel’s. His was basic. Chic, but basic.

  • zelavie

    I like Michelle’s the best – I think she and Stanley will easily take the top. Not sure where the others will fall.

    • Cheryl

      I loved Stanley’s. Not crazy about Michele’s print, but her look was interesting. And avant-gardish.

    • MilaXX

      I’ve had them pegged for final 2 since the duct tape episode.

  • BobStPaul

    Layana’s looks like she just kept throwing things at it until they stuck. Stanley and Michelle were the most cohesive and creative. I’d give them the win which means they probably won’t. Richard’s was the single worst thing on the runway.

    • zelavie

      You totally pegged Layana’s. It’s awful.

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

    I’m not in love with Stanley’s as ready to wear. It’s more like maternity wear. And I thought Michelle’s had at least one too many elements. I’m like Patricia’s. And abhor Richard’s. Layana and Daniel are middle of the pack for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535591748 Jena Marie DiPinto

    I have reached the point where the sound of Leyana’s voice makes me feel stabby. I feel like she thinks everyone can be persuaded in the same way that she whine-flirts at men to make them do things for her.

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

    I am so tired of the team format.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Guest judge does not look impressed.

  • Stubenville

    DRINK! Nina said “editorial”.

    • EveEve

      Too late. Bottle already drained by crazy eyes and tears and “it’s all on me.” I will order a magnum next time.

  • zelavie

    Do they still display the winning looks in the workroom each week? I can’t remember seeing them recently.

  • zelavie

    Patricia’s model looks like a bird who’s been put to bed.

    • Cheryl

      Where are her arms?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Hiding from Richard’s bracelet?

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Ah! Triangles = eagle feather! it all makes sense, now.

  • ChristinaRi

    Heidi and her Patricia love.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      She seems to (rightly) hate Richard.

  • OhSayNow

    Stanley and Michelles fabric looks like a depressed squashed banana

  • Stubenville

    Layana’s looks like an outfit from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

  • dschubba

    Daniel’s is great? Am I blind?

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

      Daniel’s is cute but it seems fairly standard.

    • Stubenville

      Remember that the judging is completely manipulated to achieve the Producer’s desired outcome.

    • alula_auburn

      Well, if it’s relative to the dearly departed Joan Collins jacket. . .

    • BuffaloBarbara

      No. It’s totally standard. Nothing to write home about at all.

  • nosniveling

    Layana’s looks like something Helena Bonham Carter would wear.
    Good results on this one, the only terrible one is Hallmarq’s

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Eliza Doolittle! *snerk*

      • nosniveling

        awesome screen name :D

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Thanks!

    • martha

      i was thinking H.B.C. when i saw Mechelle’s

    • SRQkitten

      That’s exactly what I just said to the dh (unfortunately, he’d fallen asleep, his editorial comment on the show)
      srq

  • OrigamiRose

    What is up with the Daniel “you’re back” comments again?

    • MilaXX

      Je pulled his head out his own butt long enough to make passable garments this week.

  • zelavie

    Daniel’s blazer is nice enough, but that skirt? I don’t get the “hot”.

    • MilaXX

      yeah it’s just a basic skirt.

    • DeTrop

      It plays well against the blazer imo. anything longer or, god forbid, pleated would age the whole outfit. I really love it.

  • annaplurabelle

    Just figured it out: Daniel’s voice reminds me of Dustin Hoffman as Tootsie.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      OMG, yes! And that’s my favorite movie in the world, and I never caught it!

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

        You’re right! I must have seen that a hundred times as a kid and I couldn’t place it either, but that’s totally it.

  • ChristinaRi

    Knew Layani would jump in to take credit for Daniel.

    • PastryGoddess

      What a beyotch

    • Lisa_Cop

      Crying ’cause she can’t get credit (or the win) for her look AND Daniel’s. What entitlement!

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

        I know, right? Her look is hers, but Daniel’s look is theirs. WTF? I have no words…..

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

          And that jacket was freaking impeccable! Even if she helped with the design, the construction alone would make him a far better designer!

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

            It really was beautifully made. And it didn’t look like something you’d see in an episode of Falcon’s Crest.

            Girl has a lot of gall.

  • Jamie Moon

    Yessss! I could watch Layannoying cry all night! The. Worst.

  • zelavie

    I think Daniel just bit his tongue in half.

    • PastryGoddess

      I was shocked there was no blood pouring from his mouth

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Good god. Layana is SUCH A BITCH!

    • Lisa_Cop

      She didn’t even want to let Daniel have any of their fabric. He had to FORCE her to a yard for his skirt.

  • zelavie

    As much as I think it’s WAY past time for Richard to go, I’d be so perfectly happy with Layana getting the auf tonight.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Honestly, could someone just shove her head in a fucking toilet already so we don’t have to LISTEN to her? She sounds like an oxygen-deprived 12 year old.

    • ChristinaRi

      That is so perfect. Jealous, Jealous that I didn’t come up with it.

  • mom2ajs5

    What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine too.

  • Stubenville

    Why is Disqus reposting comments from 30 minutes ago?

    • Cheryl

      Layana programmed it.

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

        “But Heidi, I don’t like having Disqus be in chronological orderrrrrrrrrrrr……”

        • AthenaJ

          just spit out my drink laughing!

    • Qitkat

      Earlier it logged me out for no reason.

      • OrigamiRose

        Me too. And it won’t let me scroll to the new comments, I have to hit refresh in the toolbar.

    • alula_auburn

      because it is eeeeevil. And logged me out randomly. :(

    • OrigamiRose

      I love that they reposted this twenty minutes later :)

  • ChristinaRi

    oh my god. I hate her. Really gone from annoyance to full blown hate.

  • dschubba

    I haven’t been paying that close attention to the personalities this season, but I totally get why everyone hates Layana, now.

    • Laylalola

      What’s disturbing me is for the past half hour I’ve had this strange, vague sense that on some level I noticed in more than one earlier challenge the same extremely unflattering behavior she exhibited tonight. (Wanting to control everything, wanting credit for everything, being convinced that only her way would work, still stubbornly refusing to admit another way might have been better even in the face of evidence showing her this to be true.) But if so, it was registering all just below the surface. And it seems that can’t possibly be (can it?).

  • carolclark12

    What I wouldn’t give for interactive TV. I would reach into my television and snatch that crybaby girl and give her something to cry about. Sorry, I think I just channeled my mother.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      You channeled everyone’s mother.

    • Stubenville

      Mine would say :I’ll give you something to cry about.”

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

      See, that reminds me of my favorite grandmother! (I had 3 and a great-grandmother at one point) My mom used to tell the story of throwing a good old-fashioned hissy fit, down on the floor, screaming and flailing about. My grandmother did exactly that.

  • alula_auburn

    Tracy Reese looked totally unimpressed with Layana’s emoting.

  • mom2ajs5

    Would anyone who is not 10.5 months preg wear that dress???? I wouldn’t!!!!

    • Stubenville

      Shoplifters would love it,

      • mom2ajs5

        You could hide a few hams and a turkey under there!

        • AthenaJ

          Those two women who shoplifted entire wheels of cheese from Whole Foods last year would be first in line for that dress!

  • OrigamiRose

    If Richard survives a fourth consecutive week in the bottom… I will be apoplectic.

  • Joe J

    After last week’s meltdown from Daniel, I think he and Layana deserve each other. They’re both histrionic pains in the ass. Can’t stand either of them.

    • nosniveling

      WORD!

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

      Dude, this is the SEASON of histrionic, talentless pains in the ass.
      Stanley, and occasionally Michelle, got miscast.

  • PastryGoddess

    I have never wanted to snatch a bitch bald more than Layana more than right now

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

      Snatch a bitch bald? Is this what happened to Richard?

      • PastryGoddess

        If I had been the one doing the snatching, he wouldn’t have been able to walk or talk afterwards

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

    If Daniel wins, I’m not going to be very happy.

    • carolclark12

      If Daniel is sent home over Layana, I’m not going to be very happy.

    • DeTrop

      I really like his design. I would have that in my closet in a heart beat. It’s chic, chic, chic. That’s something that’s been missing from PR for a long time. Calling Bert!

  • MilaXX

    Ugh! This new disqus format makes the lounge so unwieldy. I was reading about it and apparently the Disqus people think this mess is an improvement

    • Qitkat

      Ugh, indeed. They need to interview some bitter kittens.

      • MilaXX

        I been googling trying to find some work arounds. So far no go.

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

          It’s so awful… I don’t see how this helps anyone!

  • carolclark12

    Go Heidi!

  • alyce1213

    If Richard doesn’t go home for that loaded diaper, I just don’t know . . .
    (I’d LOVE to hear what the Duchess would say)

    • zelavie

      Disco Depends?

      • PastryGoddess

        Pocahontas Disco Depends?

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    Really great judging discussion – especially the comments coming from the two designers.

  • Qitkat

    I love Daniel’s. Heidi nailed it, Layana thinks she’s the cats meow.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      My cats’ meows are far less irritating than anything about her. They are insulted.

      • alula_auburn

        My cats aren’t even that whiny at seven in the morning in those two minutes between getting out of bed and feeding them.

      • PastryGoddess

        agreed, don’t piss of the cats

      • Qitkat

        Give them a hug for me. I could use a kitty meow about now.

  • Cheryl

    Not to defend She of The Whine, but isn’t Ready-to-Wear supposed to be Ready to Wear, and Avant Garde is an art piece, and not meant to be worn to the grocery store on Tuesday morning?

    • martha

      i’ve seen that same dress in a high school production of “My Fair Lady”

      • Cheryl

        Yes, but their question, “Would you wear it?” isn’t relevant.

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          I took that to mean “does it reflect your esthetic, style, design sense – as a modern woman, can you relate to it?” Another way of testing if it represents you. I thought it was interesting because it’s a way of thinking about your work that women designers can use that men can’t – when designing for women of course.

      • MoHub

        “Ev’ry duke and earl and peer is here; ev’ryone who should be here is here.”

    • PastryGoddess

      Tracey Reese had a good point. She created a dress from the past after visiting a very modern museum. She tried to disguise a very bad design by tacking shit onto it

      • EveEve

        As the hubs said (as he glanced fleetingly away from Sweet 16) “looks like someone barfed all over it”

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Daleks for the win!

    • Jamie Moon

      High five, fab Whovian!! The first thing I thought was dalek!

  • alula_auburn

    Yay! Stanley, you are the least of the many, many evils of this season.

    • EveEve

      Glad he got the cash. Hope Michele got some proceeds for her Lord & Taylor dress last week.

  • Stubenville

    So a muu-muu in an ugly fabric wins. The crack must be strong tonight.

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

      I didn’t get that. I would have been happier with Michelle’s winning but I don’t get too emotionally invested anymore. I’d have to medicate too much.

    • MoHub

      When we wore those in the mid-’60s, they were called tent dresses.

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

    Thank god, she’s in. They’d have to call the paramedics otherwise.

  • ChristinaRi

    Hating Patricia too. She has some nerve to cry.

    • EveEve

      Seems as though something got left on the cutting room floor – for her to suddenly be teary makes no sense.

      • Laylalola

        Tim put the paranoia into her, got her thinking the fix was in.

  • alula_auburn

    Wow, Heidi really DOES like Patricia. Usually she drags out the sadistic knife-twisting a lot longer.

  • Stubenville

    The producers just love showing people weeping, don’t they?

  • OrigamiRose

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • martha

      Amen to that

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      What the hell was that noise that he made while pointing at the other judges?

      • OrigamiRose

        Gunslinger?

  • dschubba

    Do they make Hallmarq cards for getting voted off of reality shows?

    • PastryGoddess

      oh buuuurn

    • Introspective

      All Tea All Shade. Lurv!!

  • carolclark12

    Stanley just dared to tweet TLo, “And YOU know what avant-garde means?” (I paraphrase, but such a dick.)

    • MilaXX

      I bet that’ll make for an awkward moment at the next PR party at Fashion week.

      • Lisa_Cop

        TLo passed it up last month. They said something like they knew they weren’t especially liked by the designers.

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      Oh yes indeed Mr Stanley got very snotty with T & L – when T&L responded that they did indeed know what avant-garde means and they aren’t even designers, Stan replied with “Clearly”.

  • Joe J

    “Patricia… Patricia? (Shut the FUCK up so I can say) You’re in”.

    And from me, a “good riddance”.

  • OrigamiRose

    We finally get rid of him, and he’s back next week.

    So. Sick. Of. This.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pril.wood Pril Wood

      and it looks like he is with Patricia AGAIN??

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

    What is this fuckery? Preacher’s Daughters? Can’t we just go back to Dance Moms?

    • Stubenville

      Bite your tongue.

    • AthenaJ

      Both shows make my eyes burn

  • ChristinaRi

    What gets me about patricia is that she just thinks she can wave the magic wand of “Native American Inspiration” over some mess of a creation and that turns it into something good.

    • guest2visits

      No. Shit.
      As though she alone is the keeper of the ART of TEXTILE. And if she’s doing it; it must be SACRED ART.
      Looks like Michelle just handed her her ass in that dept.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535591748 Jena Marie DiPinto

    STYLIZED EAGLE FEATHER!?!?!
    Even my very straight non-fashion-minded only-watches-PR-for-Heidi’s-Klums husband piped up from the other end of the couch to call bullshit.

    • EveEve

      Heidi’s Klums — snort! And yeah – b.s. the textile was supposed to be inspired by the Goog and modern art.

  • Jamie Moon

    …Native American burqa and pleated diaper skort?

    • EveEve

      Loaded diaper.

  • Stubenville

    And so ends another scintillating episode of Project Ennui Teams. [yawn]

  • OrigamiRose

    Disqus is really destroying my soul tonight.

  • PastryGoddess

    Good seeing everyone tonight. I’m hammered and am going to fall in bed now

    • OrigamiRose

      Sweet dreams :)

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I liked the prints okay, but didn’t care much for the actual dresses tonight. Every year, someone makes a print in a scale too big to practically work into a design. This year, it was Patricia. But that skirt Richard made? Ugh. It was definitely his time.

    The art pieces are always weird, so I’m not going to worry about whether one model can move her arms, or the other can get through a door. I thought Layana’s was a little steam-punk-y, which is cool, but obviously not something the judges realize is a contemporary subculture. I don’t think Layana knows it, either, so I don’t give her points. And it did have too much thrown on it.

  • Jamie Moon

    Can’t stop laughing at Patricia/Richard. Laughing even harder at how much Heidi is gushing. Yea Heidi, wear Patricia’s on the red carpet. Please

    • Wellworn

      Patricia’s was avant garde, not meant to be worn on the red carpet. I thought it was interesting and exactly what avant garde is supposed to be. I could see that on a runway, but not red carpet. But that’s the point. Patricia is an artist and I think she did well tonight. I don’t get all the Patricia hate. She isn’t my favorite to win though. That would be Stanley or Michelle. But she has done well so far with her clear point of view showing every time. I am surprised by her in a good way. Michelle is good but I didn’t like the dress tonight as much. And I really don’t like her that well. She is a mean girl, and now that she is winning or up at the top, she has toned down her meanness because she doesn’t need that defense mechanism, and is more smug than anything else. But she’s good, especially last week.

  • http://twitter.com/uyeahu Michelle Wilson

    Even though I think the right person left tonight, I found the judges discussion disturbing. With each team their initial instinct was to reward the men and chastise the women. Their reasoning with Team Patricia/Richard is to blame her for not telling Richard his design was poor, but they don’t use the same reasoning with Team Leyana/Daniel. Only one judge asked “Why didn’t Daniel tell her…” and Heidi and Nina both shot that down. And with Stanley and Michelle they preferred Stanley’s ready-to-wear, but Michelle did a great deal of the creative heavy lifting on that team and they just didn’t want to give her any credit. I can understand wanting to have a new winner and not repeat, but Stanley’s garment would have been quite boring without her artwork and color palette.

    • NoGovernmentName

      Come on– they got the reason why Daniel couldn’t rein in Layana. She thinks she is the cat’s meow, and there is no way in hell she would have listened to him. That is the truth. However, it’s just as true that Patricia couldn’t have done anything about Richard either, but ultimately, it was Richard that they held responsible, so they didn’t really blame Patricia for his failings.

    • ChristinaRi

      I don’t know. I found the women very off putting tonight. They seemed to agree they are better than the men and that they don’t have gigantic egos blah blah. And Patricia and Layana were pretty nasty to their partners. Plus the judges aufed a man as well as giving a win to a man.

      I really thought Michelle’s print was pretty awful and gave credit to Stanley for making something that made the print look better.

      • http://twitter.com/uyeahu Michelle Wilson

        How was Patricia awful to Richard? She kept asking him for details, information, anything and he gave her NOTHING. I’d have been a shit ton more awful than she was.

      • Laylalola

        Michelle’s print was hideous, just absolutely horrifying (in a bad way).

    • EveEve

      Darlin’, you should start drinking earlier – it makes trying to fathom the unfathomable so much more fun!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

      I completely agree! The gendered nature of the critique was weird.

  • NoGovernmentName

    Layana was crying because Daniel took credit for his look, while she took credit for her look? HATE HER. God. Can she please go next week? Entitled whiner.

    • conniemd

      Daniel’s look was praised primarily for the jacket. I don’t see how Layana could claim credit for the jacket, as it as totally Daniel and the skirt was short and straight because she didn’t give him more than a yard of fabric to work with. I too am really ready for her to go. She’ll probably win like Gretchen, the biggest bitch, did.

      • NoGovernmentName

        Oh, bite your tongue! If she wins, I swear, I am done with this show. I know, I’ve said it before. I think the winner is either going to be Stanley or Michelle, personally. I know I am in the minority, but I still like Daniel. I don’t see him winning, but I think he is genuinely gracious. He could have thrown Layana under the bus, because she was sucking the life out of him this challenge, but he was really classy. She was AWFUL. If it were me she was paired with she would have been bitchslapped into oblivion. I would have given her something to cry about. I want to see her paired with Stanley. He will crush her into a nugget of misery and he won’t bat a single over-magnified eye.

        • AthenaJ

          Completely agree with you on all of this!!

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

          Yes, exactly. He spent an insane amount of energy trying to keep her calm and stroking her enormous ego. Daniel really is a gentleman. i still like him too.

          Layana was paired with Stanley a few weeks ago. She whined and complained about a bunch of stupid shit, and he basically told her to knock it off and focus on the challenge. He wasn’t rude to her, but he did make it clear he wasn’t going to put up with her manipulative BS either. I think she didn’t even know what to make of a man being immune to her charms. It was actually pretty hilarious.

          • http://twitter.com/CaitrinofFenris Caitrin

            I’m not a Layana fan overall, but she was right to keep Stanley from using the hot pink duct tape as the main trim on that dress and use it as a bow. He handled the way she passively was asking correctly, but I didn’t sense any tension between them about it. Seemed like a good pair.

        • OrigamiRose

          Eh, I was okay with Daniel until his complete meltdown about cutting up that Joan Collins jacket last week. That was just ridonkulous – no more or less than Layana was being tonight.

          • NoGovernmentName

            There is no way that meltdown was even in the same league as Layana’s. Everyone has some sort of bitch fit by the middle of the season. Daniel’s was because he was harshly confronted by his lack of a modern, cool aesthetic, and he took it out on Michelle, for which he later apologized. He was very contrite about it on the runway. Layana, on the other hand, was utterly lacking in grace or self-awareness. He was a frazzled person who lost control. She is just a spoiled little monster.

      • Introspective

        This. Times a million. The look daniel did was carried at least 80% by that jacket, which we all know is daniel’s strongest skill (or his one way monkey). For layana to take 50% credit is another testament to the excessively inflated state of her ego and the ignorance of youth in general.

    • AthenaJ

      When he was trying to reason with her after the runway show I swear it sounds just like when parents are trying to reason with their small children.

      Child: “My ice cream!”
      Parent: “Yes, that’s yours. And your sister has her ice cream”
      Child: “NO!! MINE TOO!!!”

      Oy vey……….

  • NoGovernmentName

    How come Stanley overjoyed and proud is the same was Stanley angry and sad? It is one cool customer.

    • OrigamiRose

      He seems mercifully free from the fameball gene that Layana, Daniel and Richard carry prominently.

  • Jamie Moon

    Didn’t Stanley make a dress just like that earlier in the season?

    • CarolinLA

      Yes, I think he did.

  • Introspective

    Just watched the ep and MY GOD Layana sounded like a whimpering 3 year old fighting for a toy (which is a sound I hear everyday from my toddler son so I know it well)

    I watch PR to escape the drudgery of motherhood. Layan- on top of hating your attitude I now hate you for making noises that recall my kid at his worst during my few hours of me time.

    Can she go home next?????

  • l_c_ann

    Richard’s skirt would look just fine if a certain Mad Man wore it as the bottom of an Elizabethan costume.

    • OrigamiRose

      It kind of reminded me of something from Leanne’s final collection, if Leanne was on crack and completely lacking taste.

      • zelavie

        I thought so too – she had those little swoopy things all through that collection.

  • DeTrop

    I can’t believe Stanley and Michelle won. Sorry, her outfit looked like something from an apocalyptic future. Drab, drab, drab. It shows where her mind is – dark places. Stanley did the best he could but for ‘ready-to-wear’ who’d wear it? I’m beginning to think the judges have a much better wine than I. I seriously do not get Patricia’s outfit and wonder what I’m missing. Heidi loved it! Oh well I guess I’m just a fuddy duddy. Layana has some issues. She’s a beautiful young woman who has a personal style I admire but that’s as far as it goes. She’s a head case – taking charge of Daniel, who is a push over in his quest for likeability. His outfit was the only one I liked tonight but it wasn’t enough to carry the travesty she designed. I don’t think there should have been a winner – again. I admire the thought and workmanship they put into the designs. I just don’t like the designs. Bye bye Richard. They’ve put you out of your misery.

    • Bexxx

      maybe I just don’t understand the term but I feel like apocalyptic future wear IS avant guarde

  • EveEve

    Two comments before heading to La La Land: I am so going to miss all of you regulars in the Lounge when PR ends. Tim’s ties are the most (arguably the only) fashionable part of this show.
    oh.. and the Discus upgrade sucks.

    • MoHub

      My rabbi always says, “If it’s not broke, break it!” Disqus must have been listening to him but didn’t know how to break it in a positive way.

  • nannypoo

    30 minutes to tour the Guggenheim. Yeah, that should be plenty. And speaking of buildings, is anyone else concerned that every week when they leave the hotel someone says good-bye to it? Is this normal behavior?

    Layana is a seriously troubled young woman. I was glad to hear that the judges realize that she has an inflated opinion of herself. Most of these people are pretty odd, but she is toxic. And her dress sucked. She needs to go.

  • queenceleste

    I really like Stanley and I really like Michelle and they deserved to win.

    • lessax3

      They would make great partners. She has the big ideas and he can wrangle them into manageable concepts. They respected each others opinions and apparently went quietly about their work judging from the fact I thought they’d be safe since we didn’t see too much of them in the workroom compared to the other two teams.

  • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

    I kind of want Michelle and Stanley to go into business together. I think I would want to buy what they make.

  • guest2visits

    I would have sent either Layana or Patricia home tonight. Both dominated (dictated) much of the look, both designed
    the prints and gave a sketchy account of what they were going to make. Just enough to keep both Daniel and Richard
    waiting on what kind of look they were trying to scale down as ready to wear. And both L&P’s designs were the worst.
    Layana had no clue about avant garde, so she made a big period dress. Although the print she created was nice and
    modern art; she was perfectly ready to prevent Daniel from having any for his work, even if she didn’t know what to do
    with it all. It was a lumpy, costumey, Eliza Doolittle dress. Daniel managed a sharp little jacket, but I thought the skirt
    portion was off. Still – he managed to make something from Layana’s stingy leftovers. And she had the gall to try and
    claim even that – If the judges hadn’t liked it, I doubt Layana would be owning any of it. That wheedling whine she has
    perfected belongs to a 4yr old, so does the act. And she’s 36.
    Patricia also made a crazy pile of ‘big dress’. I thought the print was ok but she ruined it at every tier of her design -
    and then then topped it with silly. The top tier she slathered with paint looked like a canvas popped from it’s frame,
    and wrapped around the model. Too literal and basic for me. The tiers looked like sloppy, not edgy. More like walking
    laundry, less like art. It’s difficult to give points to Richard of Weirdness; because well…. freaky. But I liked what he did
    with Patricia’s print and the other elements he tried for but didn’t complete successfully.
    I thought the win was so close; maybe Michelle’s by a nose. I LOVED the art she did for the coat, and even though I was
    a little eeked by the disembodied heads she also designed… Stanley managed to take the print and make it work
    beautifully in his dress.

    • guest2visits

      oops! Layana’s 28, not 36. Still the same sentiment.

  • Airkisses

    Nina looks chic as hell, doesn’t she?

  • CarolinLA

    The challenge was to make wearable art. That doesn’t necessarily mean avant garde. I wish they would stop with the avant garde challenges. Because there is no clear definition of the term, there’s no clear criteria from which to judge.

    • http://twitter.com/CaitrinofFenris Caitrin

      Not enough time to do it anyway.

  • CarolinLA

    Layana whined at such a high pitch my wine glass broke.

    • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

      I just started my recording. Her whiny voice triggers something stabby in my subconscious.

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    Adore the lounge in Prague – lovely.

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

    I’m late, but I’m not allowed to do role-playing exercises anyway… I had them in therapy once and I got into a huge argument with the guy running it. (Hey, they shouldn’t call it psychodrama and not be prepared for that kind of thing)

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

    Haven’t been the biggest fan of Patricia, but today was up her alley. I liked most of the avant garde dresses – and I thought that it was getting “back” to the original wacky and DIFFERENT designs from early seasons. Was happy with the win, happy with the auf, and I flipping loved that Michelle wore the hat that got edited away from the look!

  • patticake1601

    Layana is a pain in the rear. How many times did she say Daniel was a “bad partner” because he couldn’t calm her down or couldn’t get her out of her design funk? Get over yourself child and grow up. Whine whine whine. uggghhhhh, CALLATE!!!!

  • MoHub

    Unfortunately, I had an allergy attack and took an antihistamine, which knocked me out for the bulk of the show. I woke up briefly, got a quick glimpse of everything on the runway during judging, and zonked again.

    Fortunately, I’m not averse to spoilers, so I’ll be checking all the recaps and blogs before I get a chance to catch a rerun.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/37TPKASIMXVUPYK5BNQFOL43KU Carina

    Can’t wait for the book!