TLOunge

Posted on March 14, 2013

Darlings, we’re too tired to jet off to parts exotic tonight. We’ll meet you in the decidedly less exotic Los Angeles for some comfy seating and mood lighting.

 

The Edison, Los Angeles

Of course, we’re so tired that we might fall asleep on those couches before Project Runway airs. Daylight Savings is a BITCH, bitches. We’re STILL not caught up.

Guest judge Emmy Rossum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

Blahblahbl–

Tim Gunn presents the next challenge with the “Thunder Down Under” boys.

HELLO.

Break us off a couple pieces of THAT.

Tim looks like he wants to die right now.

 

Abs and fashion, darlings. They know their audience.

Talk amongst yourselves.

 

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

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  • Funkykatt

    Break me off a piece too please. Finally a reason to watch.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Strippahs! We gots sum strippahs. I’ve got a fist full of virtual cash for slipping into thongs. Barkeep! Set up the bubbly and keep it coming. This is going to be a Hot Mess.

    • StellaZafella

       Is Timm blushing or…just breathing hard?

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        He keeps repeating in his head, “just act natural, just act natural,…”

        • StellaZafella

          I can’t imagine what happens if Timm tells this crowd to “Make it work!”…
          well, I can, but this is not an X rated site.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Hot mess is right-this could be entertaining, despite the designers.  With those hunks on stage, who needs fashion?

    • MilaXX

       Tonight would be the perfect time to have T & Lo’s favorite personality Giuliana Rancic as guest judge so she could teach them to make it rain! lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Lang/616938996 Sarah Lang

    T LO picked an LA bar! (It is a really beautiful club, but the clientele leaves a lot to be desired).

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      When The Edison first opened, it was awesome – but it devolved quickly to what we used to call ‘shiny shirt’ territory.  Sigh.  Great concept and architecture, though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HNGRR454HLHWUKQGAHA2KJJ7NY TeresaM

      They have a fantastic happy hour, though I haven’t been in a few years.

  • MzzPants

    Lawdy!  That’s a lot o’ man.  They could have canned everything this season, kept the name, Bette Midler, and these beautiful hunks of dreamy meat.  I’d have watched that every week. And Tim. Still love Tim.

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

    Well, if they didn’t whine about the “real ladies” they had to dress, who wants to bet they’ll bitch and moan over the muscly men?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Just now I am trying configure what in all hell Ptricia is going to foist off on one of these unsuspecting galloots.

      • Call me Bee

        Oh my yes.  That will be something to watch! 

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I’m expecting something Native American, of course.

          • StellaZafella

             Chaps…hand-painted, hand-beaded, rip-away… chaps.

          • Call me Bee

            Are rip-away chaps Native American? 

          • StellaZafella

            I don’t care, it’s just what I’m voting for…any one of these guys in a pair of easy-off chaps!

          • snich11

            I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

          • l_c_ann

            You get your chaps caught on a cactus, they better rip away

          • l_c_ann

            A loin cloth decorated with left over sparkles from last week?

      • peacockprincess

        Not to mention what Amanda is going to do after her meltdown d’jour

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

        Something that doesn’t require tailoring over muscles, and makes use of fringe…PONCHO.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Mmmm, poncho! Sexy.

          not

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

            But easily stripped?

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

             You add some snaps on one shoulder, you could totally whip that thing off like a cape…

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

            Yeah, add the poncho to Stella’s chaps, and we’ve got an outfit. Probably a better one than Patricia will come up with! SNAP!

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

             Not just an outfit, we’ve got a GIMMICK!  *cues music*

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Oh totally. You’re in, you’re out, no problem.

      • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

        actually LOLed

  • charlotte

    Nah, I’m not into muscles. Even if that means I am the only straight girl in the world who doesn’t find these guys even remotely attractive.Y’all can share them amongst yourselves.

    • Vickiefantastico

      Here’s another straight girl who completely agrees with you! Think I’ll skip this episode…

      • Lilithcat

        And a third.  That sort of overbuilt muscle guy looks abnormal to me.  

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

           Fourth.  I don’t mind muscle, but when it gets too defined, you just look like a high school biology dummy.

          • carolclark12

             And fifth.  Too much time at the gym; not enough on me.

          • snich11

            Agree…they look stupid (I’ll still watch, though.)

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I don’t mind the bods as much as I mind the complete lack of any facial or body fur. Why are they all so, smooth?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        They look like they were photoshopped to the extreme to look like a Ken. I bet the nipples are painted and that they don’t have genitals at all.

        • StellaZafella

           Spoil sport. ;>)

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Bwahhhahaa!  I still remember the Christmas when I got the Ken doll as one of my presents, undressed it, and knew, just knew, that something wasn’t right with that boy!

          • charlotte

            I once had a Ken doll with a wash-off beard. Needless to say that me and my friends licked it off. We were young and didn’t know what we were doing.
            Today I think all Kens should have permanent beards.

          • http://www.facebook.com/darva.sutra Darva Sutra

            Isn’t Barbie his beard? ;)

      • MilaXX

         wax on, wax off

    • StelledelMare

       They are just on the edge of how much muscle I can handle. Anything more than what they have and it would slide over into unattractive territory for me too.

    • Call me Bee

      Nah–I’m right there with you, charlotte. The muscles never did much for me.  I like my guys meatier.   And smarter. 

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

         Now, one of them could be smart.  Channing Tatum seems like a decent guy with more than 2 brain cells, so it’s possible.

        • Call me Bee

          Agreed.  I really didn’t think they were all dumb.  Just some of ‘em.  Like blondes.  (I can say that cuz I am one…) 

    • Suzanne Heist

      I could close my eyes and listen to them talk.

    • Super_Red

      oh my gosh, yes, give me tall and lanky with strong arms, but it’s okay if there aren’t defined muscles. Seriously. These guys aren’t remotely attractive to me either. 

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

         Arms and shoulders — I like broad shoulders and big arms, but I don’t need to see each arm muscle individually.

      • mightbewrong

        Are you me?

        • Super_Red

           I dunno… I don’t think I have that screen name, so me being you would mean me being schizophrenic. Somewhat concerning, but I’ll let it pass, because clearly all of me’s have good taste in men. ;)

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

      I would have agreed, but I have a muscle-bound (and very hairy – so not like these) fellow nowadays, and I’m not mad at it. He can pick up ANYTHING, and he’s not dumb, either. Plus, other men call him “boss” for no reason, and I find that amusing.

    • Therese Bohn

       I find them a little too bumpy for my taste too. But I bet Tim is in beefcake heaven. 

      • H2olovngrl

        Tim looks positively giddy in the pictures.

    • alyce1213

      You’re not alone.  Not turned on by bulky muscles at all.

    • rolacus2

      Well y’all can feel free to hand over your shares to me, I love me a brute (though those thick heavy powerlifting gorilla types are my favorites)

  • Lilithcat

    “Tim looks like he wants to die right now.”

    In the Elizabethan sense?

    • carolynmo

      Brava, Lilithcat!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I think in EVERY sense.

    • lexilexi

       Yes… and he’s making a little heart with his hands… how perfectly smitten is he!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    The venue seems to call for pretty extreme sacrifices of the most savage sort.  Are there drums and chanting in the background?   Then again, I assume the only sacrifices will be taste, the BKs equanimity and one of the designer-contestants.   I won’t skip the episode, but this overload of beefcake doesn’t do much for me.  Far too forced.

    Off to the train – IP Central in the rearview for 3 1/2 days.  Home and then some very sad stuff for the weekend and Monday morning.

    • Call me Bee

      Yay about the 3 days off, but :( about the sad stuff.  Sad stuff is hard sometimes. 

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Well, Bee and Ann, the three days are F/Sat and Sun, and I’m only working 4 days a week since Cancer, so this is normal.  Sad stuff is especially hard over weekends when work would provide a distraction.  My friend for nearly 20 years & personal trainer (a sideline for him, he’s a financial advisor 9-5) called today to tell me his dad died yesterday after a difficult 15 month battle with metastasizing pancreatic cancer.  The dad, whom I’d met several other times at social functions with my friend, had been on dialysis, too, from diabetes brought on by poor diet and a lifetime of smoking.  Poor guy lost his lower right leg to diabetes-related gangrene in January.  It’s been a very tough time.  And the deceased is only half a year older than I….  Visitation Sunday, funeral Monday morning.

        I have no problems.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          So sorry for your friend and his dad.  Losing a parent is always really, really hard.  Take care of your friend and yourself, dear. Cyberhugs being sent to you.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Indeed, I know that well, B3.  Lost my dad 23 years ago this summer and my mom 8 years ago this May.  When he and I spoke this morning I was giving him advice based upon my reactions to those two bereavements. 

            My friend has a lovely wife (with medical problems that may finally have been treated properly yesterday, coincidentally, through a rather unusual procedure that nonetheless has a 95% success rate) and darling daughter who will be great comforts.  His mom is a handful, as are his mom’s sisters, his wack-job aunts.  The drama will continue, but he should truly play the sympathy card and get those maternal relatives in line.

        • MilaXX

           My condolences to your & his family.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Thank you Mila, you young thing.  I calculated your age from one of your other posts this week.  O you kid!

          • MilaXX

            Not sure anyone born in the 60′s can be considered young, but I’ll take whatever compliments I can get!

        • Call me Bee

          So sorry for you and your friend.  You are so right–my problems are nothing. 

        • formerlyAnon

          Sorry to hear the weekend will be tough. I hope you can schedule something special/fun/indulgent asap, preferably with one or more Good People. The kind of thing you might do for a minor occasion, but in this case, Just Because. (I bet, extrapolating from the entertaining you have described here, you’re good at doing special things without a pretext.)

          And yes. It is very rare that we can’t think of someone whose life makes our own look enviable. May we always be able to use that to be appreciative, but not as an excuse not to be good to ourselves. 

    • l_c_ann

      Sad stuff for a weekend known in advance is never good.  Consider cyber hugs if they’ll help.

  • StellaZafella

    I just wanna know when the curtain goes up in this VERY posh drag bar.

    Oh waiter…ginger and, yeah the Ginger boy on the back row!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Made me laugh, Stella!

  • Call me Bee

    What a lovely place!  Since we’re in LA, do I have to order, like, some weird juice drink with, like, grass and stuff in it dude?  I’d rather just have some vodka…..
    The look on Tim’s face is just priceless!!!  This could be fun. 

  • Super_Red

    eh on the super muscley guys, but I’m way excited for the coming drama as the designers figure out how to fit sleeves on THOSE. Also, I’ve been waiting for this episode! I remember when TLo featured Emmy Rossum in that dress and I seriously lusted over it. I’ve been waiting for this ever since so I could see more of the gorgeousness. (gorgeousness? Is that a word? it is now!) 

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

      It was already. Merriam and Webster approve.

  • l_c_ann

    7 bodies and 8 designers (or does the spare designer get Tim?)

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

    Me, to my boyfriend, as I showed him these pictures: “Honey, I don’t know if you’re ready for tonight’s Project Runway.”
    Him: “Oh, I’m ready. I’ve been oiling myself up all day.”

    Happy Thursday, fellow bitter kittens! <3

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

    Pass me some champagne if you please – I am fanning my self and trying to cool down.
    I agree with some of you – this is about as muscled as I like my fantasy man to be.  No more please. 
    Any bets on who is going to melt down this week?
    I wonder what the challenge is.  Stripper wear, or sports clothes?

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

    For anyone who is interested, Fabio now has a Kickstarter project for a line called Not Equal.  Found that out the other day.

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

      I love Fabio! I cannot give Fabio any money! But I’m glad he’s doing something.

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

        You can at least keep an eye on his progress — or share it on FB, twitter and the like to get him more exposure…

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

          Yes! Good ideas.

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

      I saw that!
      I’m considering donating $200 for a distressed denim shirt because, a) I love Fabio, and b) that shirt is seriously awesome. $200 is a lot of money though. Grumble.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oh, gee, when you said “Fabio,” and in the context of tonight’s challenge, I though you were referring to bodice-ripper cover-art-guy Fabio, and I was sort of thinking, yeah, back in the day, “not equal,” but I think you’re past it now, blondie.

      • FifiDubois

        Oh, I thought that’s who everyone was talking about too and couldn’t believe there are others who love the bodice-ripper Fabio. Guess i have to go back to quietly hanging my head in shame over my inexplicable love for him. (Although I will say that I met him once when I was with my dad and Fabio
        was so kind and sweet to him. It was very endearing.)

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Well, back in the early days of the romance novel explosion (the ’80s!) I think Fabio was the cover-art model.  I seem to recall reading something about him a few years ago, and he really sounded like a pretty nice guy.  Not the brightest pretty face going, but no stupe, and he parlayed his looks into a good career.  Hope he was smart enough to invest those earnings wisely.  Glad he was a gent to your father.  I think that I’d also gotten the impression that Fabio was pleasant and not a stinker.

      • CozyCat

        No, that Fabio was into “not butter.”

    • MilaXX

       I saw that on twitter. Looks interesting.

  • MilaXX

    Muscle men really don’t do it for me, but it should be interesting to see the designers again having a tizzy over not having human hangers to dress. Hopefully I don’t fall asleep before the show comes on.

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

    On a personal note, some good(ish) news — they finally started giving me some pain management!  So now I still have headaches, but I can kill them with drugs :D  And they’re sending me to a new neurology department to see if they can figure out what’s happening.  I feel human for the first week in a year.  I will not be having even virtual champagne, because that would a) make the headache worse, and b) probably be a very bad thing to mix with the very strong pain meds, but I will buy a virtual round for the house!

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

      That’s great! And thanks! I will have a non-virtual in your honor. I am on drugs that are not supposed to be mixed with alcohol, too, but I have the tolerance that only the Scots-Irish can claim, and it makes no difference. Pain management is no joke – I’m glad you got some help.

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

        Yeah, I credit those same genes with my utter lack of hangovers ever.  But I’m not enough of a drinker to really make it worth the risk ;)

    • alula_auburn

      Yay for pain management!  I have been having major pain flare ups this week in both my arms, so I am also all up on the opiates and not the champagne.  All the better for a surreal and cheesy episode of PR.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Good news, Shannon, on the management front.  Sounds like a new initiative to get to the bottom of your mysterious situation.  Hope matters accelerate and that the results are encouraging.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Glad you’re had some good news, and good luck with the pain meds!

    • MilaXX

      YAY! for good meds. Hope they figure out the cause soon.

    • Qitkat

      That’s awesome news, Shannon. Chronic pain is such a bitch.
      Best of luck that good news is on the horizon.

    • notdorothygale

      Sending you some real (not virtual) prayers for a quick recovery. Rest and heal!

    • UsedtobeEP

      Good for you—and me too! Neuro appt for me in April. I guess they decided 18 days of migraines in one month was finally too much. I am on five different meds right now, and my insurance won’t give me enough of the one I need to make them go away. Ugh, so over this. I wish you luck and want updates.

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

        Oh, I feel your pain!  Mine isn’t really a migraine in the normal sense of the word — basically an unending headache that’s lasted over a year and with symptoms of 3 or 4 different migraine class disorders.  No one’s really sure what it is, though the most recent neuro has been assuming a migraine disorder of some kind.  But they’ve tried every class of migraine medication and nothing even causes minor improvement and 2 different meds of different classes have actively made it worse.  After 9 months of hearing “we can’t give you anything for the pain, we have to find a preventative”, I finally got through to my GP that I couldn’t live my life without something to manage the pain while they searched! 

        • UsedtobeEP

          That sounds very similar to what I have but I get more breaks than you do—once as long as a month—and it moves from one side of my head to the other. Mine gets very severe, then hangs around for two or three or five or eight days, then goes away, then comes back for several days again. It’s soooo frustrating. I have had migraines for 20 years, but this pattern has lasted for over two years. Meds are tough because I never know when they are going to be really bad, or just a long headache that is miserable but not vomit-inducing (which means I can work and talk to my kids). They gave me a pain med a while ago. It does help some.

    • formerlyAnon

      Oh that is FABULOUS news! You’ve been waiting for something that would do some good for sooooooo looong now.

      I hope the new neuro department also has new ideas, of an optimistic nature, and can find you answers about what’s going on and finds something you/they can actually do about it. (Because give me good news about pain management and I immediately get all greedy for more good news. I’m grabby like that.)

    • 3boysful

      Late to the party. Great news, Shannon. I am impressed that you come up with thoughtful comments while fighting headaches. Now you’ll really be on fire!

  • l_c_ann

    In Houston, a neighbor of mine was doing an M.S. in sports medicine and she came home one day with the silly giggles.  Said she couldn’t talk to her husband (a nice, normal muscled guy)about it,  but she had spent that day measuring a football team and their muscles were so unlike anything she’d ever seen before that it was hard to pretend not to be interested.

    I started looking more closely at fellow professionals in my field and one of them had the widest shoulders, but his clothes fit him perfectly and his muscles didn’t stand out in a real world situation.  BUT, when you looked at how you couldn’t see the chair at a restaurant but for his shoulder muscles, and could see his waist was thin….

    There still are tailors who are masters of their craft.

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

       I think a lot of it (how noticeable things like muscles are) is how you carry yourself too — like I have a friend who I’d describe as a big guy: broad shoulders, over 6 ft tall, etc.  But if you really look, his shoulders aren’t as wide as my husband who I think of as average-sized. 

      • Tapetum

        The width of the shoulders can be really deceptive. My 6’6″ husband has narrower shoulders than I do – by almost 2 full inches! (I’m 5’8″) Nobody ever believes this unless we pull out a tape measure and prove it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TH56FXRFTLCQNTN3JNFIYM7JPY Pattie knitter

    Is everyone so foggy brained about the muscles that they are forgetting the usual outcome of a male oriented PR?  I’m waiting for the unfinished shirts, wrinkled crotches, and badly fitted jackets that will be paraded down the runway later tonight.  Good thing they will be ripped off when the music starts and the lights start twirling.

    • notdorothygale

      You had me at wrinkled crotches.

    • Qitkat

      Oh, I don’t care about the muscles either. I’m hoping for a hot mess of an episode though. That kind of day. 

      • Qitkat

        Wow. Be careful what you wish for.

    • EveEve

      Yeah, since there is NO way this will be a great episode, we can only hope that it is so bad that it becomes an entertaining joke. Or at least a running gag. 

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

    Hot is hot, but they look like total d-bags.
    Imagine a dinner date where the luscious man-steak in front of you does nothing but brag about the gym and chew with his mouth open.Then he orders for you. Enjoy your small salad and water.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Are you REALLY in high school, Victor? ‘Cause you spout some pretty old-beyond-adolescence remarks!  You invariably make me laugh, my friend, as you did with this post.

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

      I think I’ve been on that date….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    TLo, I’ve got a Hot Ginger Handler sighting for you and the PUFs:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/ninja-nannies-chefs-celebrity-staff-earn-big-bucks-1C8867077

  • Qitkat

    Damn, makes me wish I had invested in that hi-def TV I’ve been considering. Yes, kittens, I am STILL watching on my time warp 1988 machine. 
    Cheers to all. I feel like drinking something strong and nasty tonight. Join me?

    • Call me Bee

      I am always up for strong and nasty. 

      • Peeve

         Isn’t “strong and nasty” tonight’s challenge?

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Yeah!  Hot beefcake, AND it could be a fun challenge, the way the wrestlers were.  Go for it, fame whores.

  • notdorothygale

    Two glasses of Domaine de Couron viognier and the stresses of the day just melt away, leaving me fully ready for a bunch of shaved young hunks. Not my style, exactly, but ever so worth it to see if Tim blushes once or twice.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I like your vinous fortification.

  • conniemd

    Reading the comments on the super muscled guys, I’ve generally found (huge generalization here) that straight women aren’t into heavy muscles, but are more about the faces and the eyes and the hair. The gay men I’ve known really go for the gym rat muscled types. Anyway, don’t care how muscled the body is if the face isn’t attractive. I tend to prefer the lean more aesthetic type of looks – in other words the gorgeous men who are gay. Obviously life is unfair.

    • alula_auburn

      I collected She-Ra dolls as a wee girl and somehow or other was given a He-Man to go with.  And I seriously thought he had some kind of horrible disease because he was so. . .lumpy with muscle.  Like full-body mumps.

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

       See, I’m more into what’s behind the face — I like a smart guy without physical dealbreakers.

  • sleepycat

    While I love a muscle man, they are just a bit big for me. I mean it is like they are trying to hard. 

  • guest2visits

    I feel for the beefcake tonight; PR designers almost never dress men anything but badly. How will they handle these… dimensions?

  • MintaHallWriter

    Beefcake challenge…I’m trying to care.

  • OrigamiRose

    Okay, I can’t believe I’m saying it but I like this format of switching up the teams by judicial fiat.

    • dschubba

      I agree. Obvious producer manipulation isn’t so bad when it’s honest.

  • MilaXX

    oh I thought for sure they would put Patricia with Michelle

    • OrigamiRose

      Spoke too soon! :)

  • MilaXX

    oops I spoke too soon

  • notdorothygale

    So when do they start singing “YMCA”?

  • alula_auburn

    Hearing Tim say “Thunder from Down Under” is surreal!

  • OrigamiRose

    Oh please let this be Michelle’s night to head back to PDX.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Good grief, the tear-away jokes turn out to be the REQUIREMENT.

    Oy vey ist mir!

  • EveEve

    Let’s come up with our own Team Names, shall we?

  • OrigamiRose

    Team Shades of Grey?  Good grief.

    And of course you fantasize about bike messengers, Michelle.  You’re from Portland. *screams at television, terrifies cat*

  • Pennymac

    one day? waste of time. Nothing good or fashionable can come out of this. what else is on tonight?

    • alula_auburn

      seriously, are the constant one day challenges just an effort to keep production as short as possible?  or do they think we are so thrilled by omg! one day that we are blind to the inevitable crap that results?  you’d think bunim-murray would be better at understanding the ~magic~ of editing.  It’ll still feel short to us if they have two days!  Or even, heavens, three!

      • Pennymac

         It just is a joke. The challenges are impossible in a one day time frame. They produce dreck, no matter how talented they are.

        • formerlyAnon

          This. THIS!

    • Call me Bee

      Harry Potter on the Family Channel….

      • Pennymac

        Ugh.

    • tinyredlocks

      Rehab Addict on HGTV…

      • Pennymac

         Work in a rehab. Not that.

      • OrigamiRose

        That sounds promising, to be honest.  So it’s people addicted to going to rehab?

        • Call me Bee

          No–it’s one chick from Minneapolis who rehabs houses back to their 100 year old glory.  Kinda fun, actually…

  • alula_auburn

    1. Nothing with “shades of grey” in it is going to be good.
    2. I’m. . .mostly puzzled by Michelle’s bike messenger kink.  

    • OrigamiRose

      The only explanation I can come up with re: Michelle is that Portland is incredibly bike-friendly, so it’s somehow related to that?  Other that, I have no idea.

    • CozyCat

      Maybe the attraction of bike messengers is  like the UPS man fantasy. 

  • FifiDubois

    If there is a god in heaven, someone will design a kilt tonight.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Someone divine laughed, and said, “Huh, they’re not worthy.”

  • tinyredlocks

    TLo, I also hate Daylight Savings Time. It take me a week to get back to my normal sleeping pattern! Hate it… There is no way I’ll stay awake for this, so I’ll just read your fabulous recaps tomorrow. Goodnite!

  • Call me Bee

    “I’ve never made tear-away clothes before.”
    Um…who has??!?!   
    (Costumers notwithstanding….)

  • notdorothygale

    “I smell Chaos and Bedlam”: Dolce and Gabbana’s newest male fragrance.

    • Peeve

       Helluva band name, too. Hmm, I wanted to name my last band ‘Pagan Babies’. Maybe ‘Chaos and Bedlam’ would be better!

  • MilaXX

     Patricia’s making a woven shirt. (of course), and Richard is pure Studio 54

  • bpayne

    Is it just me, or does Stanley seem less than amused by this challenge?

  • guest2visits

    I see nothing but mess.   They (judges) deliberately grouped them to extract the most un-team like disparities. And then tear-aways?

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Every time they flash “Team Slick and Hip” on the screen, my eyes insist on scanning it as “Team Suck It Up.”

  • Peeve

    Love the “I smell chaos and bedlam” line! I need to steal that!

  • EveEve

    oh sheesh, tears already? it’s a GAME people.

    • OrigamiRose

      I know, right?  ”I thought it would be fun.”  Have you ever watched this show before applying to be on it?  In what universe is the editing ever done to highlight “fun.”

    • MilaXX

       These reality shows always make me feel cold hearted. I realize they are sleep deprived, but as much as I love my family, I could not see them for a month without bursting into tears at the sound of their voices.

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

         I don’t cry at happy moments — and the fact that I’m now hearing them makes it happy. 

        However, I don’t think I could go without talking to my husband.  We’ve never missed a day since we moved in together 12 years ago, even when we were doing long-distance or fighting.

  • Qitkat

    Richard, the call of doom?

  • Peeve

    Richard is nuts, but seems like a sweet guy. Someone give him a hug!

    • l_c_ann

      Noone will give him a hug if he’s wearing the ball cap that is an homage to a hedgehog crossed with a nail gun.

  • OrigamiRose

    I smell “exit interview” in Richard’s talking head cutaways (the one where he’s wearing the star shirt).

  • MilaXX

    That looks like the suit Michael Scott bought on an old episode of The Office (US version)

    • alula_auburn

      “It’s a peplum!”

  • EveEve

    I am contemplating taking a drink every time I hear “thrown under the bus” or a variant. How drunk will I be in another hour?

    • OrigamiRose

      You will be dead.  Do it for every three times you hear it, we want you alive :)

      • EveEve

        I have a very high tolerance. Only one drink so far, but the show’s only half over…

        • NDC_IPCentral

          I powered down two V&Ts in an hour and a half, and I’m jonesing for a third but will resist womanfully.  There are so many drinking game opportunities with this show…..

        • OrigamiRose

          Yes, given the insane judging of last week, you have plenty more drinking opportunities ahead of you :)

          Now, never be tempted to tune in to one of those eighteen-hour SVU-athons on USA for a drinking game.  No one can survive that (especially if you drink every time Benson says, “I’m the product of rape” or someone says to Benson, “Just wait till you have kids!”).

    • alula_auburn

      I hope you don’t have to work tomorrow!

  • Qitkat

    Can I smack Layana?

    • alula_auburn

      She has a very passive aggressive mean girl style.

    • blondie65

      The line forms to the right.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Can I get in line after you?  Seriously — honey, it’s not your teammate’s responsibility, no matter what his gender, to teach you at this point a basic point about men’s clothes.  Are you a designer or not?

    • notdorothygale

      We will look like the scene in the original “Airplane” where everyone is lining up with various implements to take on the hysterical woman.

      • Tapetum

        I have a pipe wrench!

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

      I wish someone would. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t even want to hear her talk anymore. My god, she’s annoying.

  • AthenaJ

    I can’t figure out what’s more annoying: Michelle’s bitching, Layana’s voice, or that ridiculous Preacher’s Daughter show.
    (disclaimer: daylight savings + grad school finals week = one bitter-ass kitten)

  • alula_auburn

    buttons. . .steampunk. . .rock. . .modern?  Michelle, you are a word salad.  A word salad that has sat under fluorescent lights for eight hours, with iceberg lettuce and mushy tomatoes.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Though I headscratched when Tim complained that it looked Victorian after she identified it as a steampunk look.  ‘Cause that’s, um, more or less the definition of steampunk.

      • MilaXX

         I wonder if Tim is aware of that.

    • MilaXX

       and that vest is hiddy.

      • CozyCat

        I think it would look a lot better on the usual slim male madel.  It’s too square for these guys.

      • DeTrop

        Thank you.  Granted all the clothes are awful but so is The Vest.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Gratuitous, gratuitous, gratuitous beefcake shots.

    And weren’t they fun?

    • EveEve

      pretty darned adorable. I’d turn the sound off, but their accents are adorable too!

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Okay, a show of hands – how many people have been driven borderline homicidal and/or insane from listening to Layana’s voice?  

    (*Raises both hands.  Raises both feet, for that matter*)

    • alula_auburn

      :raises both hands and a grumpy cat’s tail:

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        If you could somehow get the cat to simultaneously fart during that tail lift, it would really get our collective point across about this show.

        • EveEve

          and it would help keep notdorotygale awake! 

    • AthenaJ

      Oh sweet Jeebus yes!!

    • notdorothygale

      Um, who’s Layana? The annoying one? Answer: yes.

    • blondie65

      HERE! I don’t know if it’s the  merlot, or her voice, but daymmm…has she reached the pitch that only dogs can hear?

  • notdorothygale

    When did body hair become evil? I mean, ICK with waxed chests. Guess I’m too old (school).

    • EveEve

      For male dancers – a long time ago.  I’m with you though – I’ve got my beef cake with a nice soft pillow of chest hair to rest my head on at night. Wouldn’t want it any other way.

    • alula_auburn

      well, considering the velcro and hot glue, it’s probably for the best.  ouch!

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

       I don’t like chest hair AT ALL, but the idea of a guy waxing off the naturally occurring hair isn’t appealing to me either.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    TOO MANY ONE-DAY ONLY CHALLENGES!!  Unfair to the designers and to the audience, Bunim-Murray, you cheapskates.

  • bpayne

    Just had the most hysterical thought- can you imagine Benjamin on this challenge?

  • notdorothygale

    Time for a cup of coffee. There’s no way I’m gonna stay conscious for 50 more minutes otherwise. Too much stating the obvious; i.e., the dimensions of these men are DIFFERENT! Too much spending time on nonsense like handwoven shirts. Sigh. We’ve slid down the slope once again.

  • guest2visits

    Patricia.. you’re weaving a basket for his shirt..? What.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    I must say, the designer-contestants really do dress up for the Runway Day – a lot more refreshing (and a bit more mature) than ol’ Josh of Season 8 with his cargo pants and cross-eyed weekend wear.

  • notdorothygale

    The smell of self-tanner is wafting through the airwaves.

  • Sing4yursupper

    Lollipop guild vest comment. Priceless!

    • MilaXX

       With that mustache and the way he dresses on the regular, he rarely doesn’t have room to talk about anyone’s designs.

  • Wendi126

    Daniel is what Tootsie would look like if she were dressed like a magician.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh my gosh that made me laugh very hard. 

      • DeTrop

        Me too.

  • AthenaJ

    Layanna got all dolled up and sexy for the Aussie strippers. I would have too!

  • notdorothygale

    I see an early/sane Mel Gibson lookalike in the group. Yes, people, he WAS gorgeous.

    • OrigamiRose

      Oh yes.  I remember Tim fondly.

      • notdorothygale

        “The Bounty”. Be still my heart.

        • OrigamiRose

          Mmmmm hmmmmm.  

    • MilaXX

       On the positive side, Heidi’s dressed like a grown up tonight.

  • alula_auburn

    A good day to be working in the L’Oreal hair and make-up room! 

  • EveEve

    oh goodie, we’re gonna have seams splits even more egregious than Anya’s!

    • notdorothygale

      And that’s a bad thing?!

      • EveEve

        hells to the no!  I’m all for wardrobe malfunctions. Preferably below the waist. 

  • bertkeeter

    Whackadoodle!

  • AthenaJ

    “dressed or not” 

    NOT please!!!

    • notdorothygale

      Look for it on HBO’s “Project XXXRunway”

    • alula_auburn

      they might have scored better with NOT!

  • OrigamiRose

    Okay, I cannot help feel badly that Patricia is always edited to catch the cray-cray eyes at maximum cray.

  • Wendi126

    I don’t care how much make-up you put on as long as it looks natural. Hee hee.

  • notdorothygale

    Mmmm, Heidi, your strap’s showing…but your upper thighs aren’t!

  • OrigamiRose

    It has to be Richard’s auf to lose.  This is horrendous.

    • MilaXX

       Richard didn’t make those awful pants so he may be safe.

      • Call me Bee

        But the collars!!!  Yikes. 

  • NDC_IPCentral

    OH GOD.

    This is execrable.  Terrible!!  Poor Team Suck It Up….  That is terrible.

  • Sing4yursupper

    Stripper clown clothes or clown stripper clothes?

  • alula_auburn

    Man, these guys are good sports.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      True that!

    • CozyCat

      I know!  It it was really sweet when they were trying to defend the job the designers did in that ridicuouls time frame.

      Like many of you, I’m not into muscled guys.  But a sense of humor and a good heart go a long way.

  • dschubba

    That’s not a trench coat.

  • EveEve

    speechless…so bad.  Did anybody else notice that the edited it right before the shirt cutaways for the first team?

  • GenieinTX

    OMG, Hot Mess all the way around.
    Hey Heidi, it might not have been so bad if they had more than 1 day.

  • nosniveling

    worst. ever.

    • Sing4yursupper

      Painful to watch. 

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

      Yep. Even worse than the rock musician challenge. I didn’t think anything could be worse than that.

  • MintaHallWriter

    Oh, jeeze.  Neither team turned out anything but crap.

    NO WINNER this.

    • MilaXX

       Stanley’s was almost okay, but it wouldn’t break away. I could blame the shirt on Michelle trying to hot glue the velcro, but what happened to the pants?

    • OrigamiRose

      One of the times I can’t argue that an extra day would have helped.  Then again, it can’t have hurt.

  • MilaXX

    This is stupid!

  • dschubba

    The male cast of Lost had better-fitting clothing than this.

  • OrigamiRose

    Oh my god.  I am just stunned at how bad both teams ended up.

  • Courtney Ashe

    Sitting watching with my husband, he observed, “Who knew that a wardrobe malfunction would be when the clothes wouldn’t come off?”  

  • notdorothygale

    It’s high time to send both teams home and put this thing out of its misery.

  • OhSayNow

    Holy Hell, what a train wreck!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    I never laughed so hard at Project Runway before.  That was priceless, notwithstanding that it was a bunch o’ fail.  Oh, Team Shades o’ Goof-Ups.  I was crying as I guffawed.

  • MintaHallWriter

    I betcha there is NO WINNER this week.

    But heck, if they’d given them an extra day, they might have had a decent runway. This is as much a problem of the challenge as anything else.  Just STUPID.
     

    • Call me Bee

      Agreed.  They needed another day to do mens-wear the right way. 

    • CozyCat

      This challenge was a complete set up.
      1.  Menswear
      2.  Menswear for men with very, ahem, idiosyncratic body measurments
      3  The pull away (or whatever it’s called) gimmic 

      I felt sorry for the designers tonight.

  • Fordzo

    I’m experiencing so much second hand embarrassment right now.

  • guest2visits

    Ok; that was sorrowful; but I laughed pretty hard.

  • AthenaJ

    Que disastre!!

  • zelavie

    So, I got home from work just in time for the runway show.  Was the challenge to create an ill-fitting, poorly constructed suit-like thing with a shirt or jacket of inappropriate length?

    • notdorothygale

      Exactly. All of the above.

  • alula_auburn

    So this is the worst show ever, right?  Is there any even passable item of clothing?  There had better be no winner.  

    Even without the major construction issues, it’s like. . .sloppy suits?  What am I even looking at?

    That poor guy who couldn’t get his shirt off!  And the pants. . .getting stuck!  It IS like a weird dream, Zac Posen.

    • notdorothygale

      Though Zac’s “weird dreams” might be good…for him.

      • zelavie

        I just figured he was feeling those special feeling…  like when he used to climb the rope in gym class.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    You know, Michelle’s kind of a witch about her teammates, but if I had a guy in my life, I’d buy him that vest in a New York minute.  With or without the tearaway.

    Producers: You can do a menswear challenge.   You can do a novelty clothes challenge.  You can do a one day challenge.  You cannot do all three at once and expect anything but crap.

    • Qitkat

      The vest was the only garment with potential.

      • MoHub

        Samantha actually did pretty well. Had there been a winner, she should have been it.

    • Introspective

      This times 1000. The biggest problem of many problems with this challenge (or if we want to extrapolate, with the whole run of PR on Lifetime so far) has been the issue of too little time to execute quality product. Is someone putting a gun to the producers’ heads why they keep making challenges with the most impossible windows of time ever??

      So annoying that all of what was good about this show has dried up. Just over it. But will still prob hate watch cause im a glutton for punishment…

  • EveEve

    So…they all go home? >she asks hopefully<

    • dschubba

      Hahaha, yes. They should pull a Making the Band and just fire the entire cast. Then, they could fill the timeslot with How I Met Your Mother reruns.

  • Qitkat

    Hysterically funny but so baaaad.
    Producers lookin at u Heidi bad, bad, bad also. Got to take some of the responsibility.

  • notdorothygale

    “You should be all out…but we can’t do that”. Why not, Heidi? Advert revenue?

  • EveEve

    Patricia “Potholder” ….hahaha

    • zenobar

       Gasped when she said that…oh Lord!!!!

  • zenobar

    Why no kilts?  WHY NO KILTS?????!!!!!

    I don’t think this is just the wine talking.

    • notdorothygale

      It makes perfect sense to me, Zenobar.

      • zenobar

         Thank you.  I am vindicated.  *sigh*

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Difficult for the dance routines, perhaps?

      • zenobar

         Perhaps but someone could have Highland-flung a kilt off with such flair! 

        And plus also, y’know, KILTS.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    OH MY GOD, HEIDI, WE GET IT!!! YOU’RE DIVORCED, YOU’RE ON THE PROWL, AND YOU HAVE A GROUP OF MALE STRIPPERS IN FRONT OF YOU!!  WE GET IT!!  YOU’RE HORNY ALL THE TIME! WEEEEEE GEEEETTTTT ITTT!!!  AAUAUUUUGGGGHHH!!!!

    (*Dives out the window*)

    • AthenaJ

      At least one of the guys was definitely enjoying it… the one who said “I love you too” to Heidi. Not ‘we’, but ‘I’! 

      • CozyCat

        Hey, you never no.  Might as well give it a try.

  • MilaXX

    This ranks right up there with the stilts challenge as all time stupid.

    • pdquick

      And the rock band challenge.

      • MilaXX

        I don’t hate the rock band challenge as much. In the end you are still making clothes. But making pants that cover stilts or clothes that break away barely qualifies as clothing. A mens wear challenge is hard enough for most of these designers, but making them bodies like these and then on top of that requiring they be break away is just too many layers of crazy.

  • alula_auburn

    Oh, Emmy, you have put more thought into this then they did.

    I want to smack the smug look off of Michelle’s face, though, on general principle.  Slightly less boring crap is still crap.

    Heidi!  Don’t badger the nice hot man who is trying to be polite!

  • bpayne

    Patricia’s shirt is reminding me of the Seinfeld “puffy shirt” episode

    • alula_auburn

      I don’t wanna be a pirate!!

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

       Yes, it’s just mind-boggling awful. 

    • OrigamiRose

      “Now that I heard.”

  • dschubba

    What’s up with the guest judge? Emmy Rossum doesn’t even go here.

    • bpayne

      Well, she is on the show “Shameless” and that definitely fits this episode

    • CozyCat

      Her dress is really beautiful though….

  • Peeve

    The judges really piss me off. No mention of the fact that they’re making 2 or 3 pieces for each guy in one fucking day!

    • UsedtobeEP

      Yeah, that drives me nuts. Menswear requires exact tailoring. Of course, they all chose to make difficult pieces and it turns out they didn’t have to, but still—a lot of the drama came, once again, from the time they lacked. Typical Lifetime episode dressed up with strippers. Disappointing compared to last week.

      • Pennymac

         this is not menswear for normal men, either. These guys are muscular almost body builder types. Have you ever seen one of those gym hounds in tailored clothes? They never look good.

  • OrigamiRose

    Nice knowing you, Richard.

    • DeTrop

      If only.

  • alula_auburn

    Oi, Richard’s pants look weirdly like fishnet stockings in the light.

    OMG, the pants are trying to escape!

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

      Richard’s pants were freaking me out. What the hell was going on with them?

    • MoHub

      Yep. Took me the whole end of the episode to figure out they were actually opaque.

  • notdorothygale

    His pants are coming off? Nina, what did you DO?

  • zenobar

    OK but I have to say I love Nina SO MUCH for that giggling jag.

    • AthenaJ

      Yaaay Nina is human! 

    • BuffaloBarbara

       That was absolutely the best part of the show.

      • guest2visits

        I thought Heidi was telling NIna; ‘payday-payday, Nina’..  but it was mayday-mayday!

  • MilaXX

    Love seeing Nina lose her cool. The guys are really good sports.

  • AthenaJ

    I can’t get over how gorgeous Emmy Rossum is. 

  • Peeve

    Bless the dancer mentioning the time factor just now. Pretty stupid that he had to.

    • OhSayNow

       I am getting so sick of the one day challenges. With one day, it should be no great surprise to the judges that we are getting week after week of generic, poorly constructed garments.

    • EveEve

      If this episode doesn’t beat it into the producers’ brains what a bad idea these one-day challenges are, then nothing will.

  • carolclark12

    Nina is acting like a giddy 13 year old.  I’m embarrassed watching her.

    • nosniveling

      what? I cracked up watching her crack up.  to keep from screaming probably :)

      • notdorothygale

        Nina is usually so serious so it was hilarious watching her lose some control.

  • alula_auburn

    I swear I thought Samantha was going to say it was the mullet concept of stripper wear–business in the front, party down under.  Or some such.

  • MilaXX

    I think it should be Amanda or Layana, so it will likely be Amanda.

  • MilaXX

    and Amanda wins the cryer of the week award yet again.

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

    “He should go home because none of us did a lick of decent work, but he’s male so he should instinctively know how to make men’s clothing!” 

    Yeah… that makes sense…

    • Introspective

      Thanks for calling out this bullshit. Especially from Layana who was sounding like a petulant and irrational child during judging. Richard should not just “know” how to make mens clothing any more than his teammates did.

      Shes starting to annoy me.

      • MoHub

        Starting?

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

    Totally with Nina on the name…

    • OrigamiRose

      I know, these people are creatives and all of their team names have shown exactly zero imagination.

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

         To be fair, I suck at naming things, too.  But I have the good sense to go boring rather than ridiculous.

  • Peeve

    I don’t understand. Richard is all over Amanda, but clearly he had no problem throwing HER under the bus a moment earlier!

  • carolclark12

    Zac Posen just said his first day of design school he had to make a shirt (ONE shirt), and made it sound like it was nothing.  Try making a suit, tearaway suit no less, in one day.

    • Pennymac

      Three shirts that tear away in one day.

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

       I don’t think so — I think it was that the shirts shouldn’t have been that bad, and he’s right.  I mean, those were so terribly cut and made.  I know there’s a time issue, so I’m not expecting great, but something passable is not that much to ask.

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

        Yes. I think his point was that no one seemed to have any idea how to make a shirt. Is it really possible that Richard didn’t know what a collar stay is? I mean, most men dress more casually now than was the norm years ago, but, cripes, I know what a collar stay is, what with having had a father and all. I was kind of shocked by that.

  • alula_auburn

    I feel like I am learning a wee bit too much about Zac Posen’s psyche.  ”It was creepy, but I liked that!”

    • notdorothygale

      Brain bleach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1050159612 Antonia Keithahn

    I’ve had an irrational dislike of Emmy Rossum for years, but I’m going to have to retract that. She is knowledgeable, well-spoken, and looks lovely tonight!

    • http://profiles.google.com/j.allen27 Jennifer Allen

      I totally had irrational dislike for Emmy too. But she is legit amazing on Shameless. Like should be nominated for an Emmy every year amazing. And I agree, her judging was on point.

  • Fordzo

    Hiding his thunder under a bushel (of fabric).

  • quiltrx

    Tim looks like he is desperately thinking of the least sexy things in the whole world, just to keep his cool.

    And can I just say that Emmy looks magical in that picture?  Love her anyway, but she’s particularly pretty here. (yikes, Heidi looks dreadful)

    Even these guys can’t make me be bothered to watch the show anymore.  But I will be looking forward to the recap!

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I liked Emmy with the judges.  Very nice appearance. See, something good.

    They better not let anyone win.  If anyone does, it should be Michelle, but both teams were so, so awful.

    Maybe they should Auf the producers.

    But yay, Zac, for pointing out that they should be able to do a shirt in their sleep.  (And for inadvertently pointing out that doing so in one day for one shirt is about what people would be able to expect.)

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

       No, one shirt in one day is what you can expect from students on their first day.  These people are supposed to be pros.  Now, a full tearaway suit is too much, but they should be able to do more than a single shirt.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yeah, that’s true. But the point is, that it’s actual work, not something that they can do by imagining it and snapping their fingers.

      • lessax3

         This is the thing. It wasn’t just multiple pieces in one day, it was multiple tear away pieces for guys with unusual dimensions in one day. I think that is what tripped Amanda up. She made the pattern for the pants. She obviously made a decent pattern because Samantha used it. What she didn’t do is double the seam allowance. She needed to at least double it to allow for the fact that each half needed to be finished with enough to allow it to velcro shut.

        I do have to wonder though, has Richard never worn a collared button up. Even I knew there is something in the collar to help give it shape and my experience is buying shirts for my husband.

        Judges, you want creative, out of the box and well constructed, give them more then one freaking day!

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

           I don’t understand why it’s so impossible for them to give enough time.  I know they have to pay the crew and the cost of housing all the designers throughout all filming.  But with the ad dollars, and the wasteful spending on some things (like hmmm… maybe cut the number of final collections down to the 3 finalists and one decoy?  So you aren’t giving 5 people who are already auf’d 8K to make clothes that you aren’t even going to show on TV?  Maybe?)

          • formerlyAnon

            Plus, given the intrusive amount of product placement on this show, I have the (completely ignorant) impression that money could not possibly be a problem. Not if other shows survive on their advertising.

          • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

            Yeah I just loved how they tried to work freakin’ GLADE CANDLES into a previous challenge. Poor Tim had to stand there and spout a few commercial slug lines about them, then mutter something that was vaguely intended to tie them into the challenge. Product placement run amok.

      • Lisa_Cop

        But many are not pros. Last week in the Lounge, I wrote how NY1 (24 hour NYC news TV channel) profiled season 10 runaway ( in the night) Andrea Katz a few weeks ago. She is the Development Director for a NY radio station and leads a group to get insurance companies to pay Sandy Victims. It took me a while to place her (though I recognized the name and face) because she has nothing to do with design.

  • MintaHallWriter

    Aha! No winner. Exactly the right decision.

    Betcha they dump two again…

  • notdorothygale

    Who’s in/who’s out/who cares?

  • AthenaJ

    so Lifetime fooled us with Richard’s loser edit

  • MintaHallWriter

    Save Richard…about time Amanda left. After being in bottom almost every week…

  • OrigamiRose

    Dang.  I was hoping for another double-auf.

    • alula_auburn

      I seriously wonder if they regretted spending the double auf on Kate and Tu.  Next to pretty much everything this week, that dress was a solid B, B+.

      • Introspective

        Thanks for reminding us that Kate and Tu got auf’d for something someone somewhere in this whole wide world would wear… As opposed to ALL of the dreckitude that walked tonights runway.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        That’s a really good point!  

      • NoGovernmentName

        Their auf seems tragic in light of tonight’s massacre of fashion…

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      What should have happened was that the judges should have been like, “Samantha, you are the only salvageable person on your team. Layana, Richard, Amanda, nice knowing you. Kate, Tu, Joseph, welcome back into the competition.”

      • OrigamiRose

        I completely agree.

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

        Now that would be worthy of “for the first time ever in Project Runway history.”

  • Fordzo

    Amanda should be *out* because of those pants she is wearing.

    • Introspective

      I was wondering if Amanda got hers from Laura Kathleens ready to wear qvc studio 54 palazzo pants collection?

      If so she should get her money back.

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

    “To learn more about the fashion seen on tonight’s show…”

    What?!?  Where?  I didn’t see any of that!

    • 3boysful

       Really.  And I am hoping for the Thunder guys’ sake that they don’t use any of those designs, either.

    • l_c_ann

      If you’ve been checkin on the sales of the designs, there have been several weeks in which not all have sold. I think they can add one more.

  • MintaHallWriter

    I am trying to imagine TLo’s comments on the clothes this week.  What on earth can be said about any of the pieces this week?

    Next week…ready-to-wear.  I can’t imagine how Patricia’s fabric manipulation would work for ready-to-wear.

    • OrigamiRose

      I predict the shorted recap post ever.

    • IamstillAnonymous

      All they have to do this week is let the photos speak for themselves.

      • l_c_ann

        More like let the photos sit together in a corner, twitching uncontrollably with the occasional drool and expletive emerging from their otherwise lifeless glossies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1277204672 Barbara Harris Morgan

    “Dress the stripper”–phrase denoting when a show that has ‘jumped the shark’ more times than you can count continues to put on absurd challenges instead of returning to the basics that made it great. As in “Boy, did Project Runway ‘dress the stripper’ tonite!

    • 3boysful

       I like!

  • SewingSiren

    Ugh. Terrible idea for a show and terrible results. I’m glad there were no winners.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Exactly.  No one deserved a win out of that trainwreck.  Who’d have thought they could have a challenge featuring all those gorgeous hot men, and we’d still walk away completely unsatisfied?

  • EveEve

    We totally can design, sew and fit three complete tailored fitted men’s outfits in less than one day  — said no designer, ever.

  • Lilithcat

    Well, that was a train wreck.  Honestly, I don’t know why they do menswear challenges.  All they ever get is dreck.

    • AthenaJ

      Yup, remember the episode where they had to dress that band, the Sheepdogs? Oy vey…

      • l_c_ann

        Remember when Rami draped and cut and made an excellent pair of mens slacks?  That was talent.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FBVC5LBEOWEHBYYCH3A2IZGZHI yahoo-FBVC5LBEOWEHBYYCH3A2IZGZHI

          Oh my, Rami–I barely remember that lost golden age. The producers had better take stock and stop blaming the designers for their own unrealistic vision–even if the designers are not in Rami’s league. It’s cruel to ridicule designers who’ve been set up to fail, and not pleasant to watch either.

    • Lisa_Cop

      Latlyana did not even know what a men’s jacket vent was:( You can see her mouthing the words.

  • DeTrop

    What a mess.  I’m so glad there was no winner because no one earned a win.  A few random thoughts on this episode:

    They really let Richard know his aesthetic was not appreciated.  He seems to always go for the razzle dazzle no matter what the challenge.  Rhinestone buttons?  He could not even put a collar on a shirt.  Where did he learn his skills?  
    Amanda had unfortunately been in the bottom too many times to escape being auf’d.  Her pants were all wrong and I wonder who took the measurements.  So glad Samantha is still in.

    In a situation like tonight, time management is so important and Patricia spent the whole time making one shirt.  This leads me to believe no one wants to work with her.  They gave her one thing to do and put all the pressure on themselves because they can’t deal with her.  Fifty Shades of Gray and she makes a waffle-weave shirt.  If ever there was a time for a sleek silk shirt, this was it but no she has to work the fabric to death.  A terrible waste of time and they are all to blame.  Overall, this was one big fiasco.

    • MoHub

      Basically, Patricia does her fabric manipulation no matter what the challenge calls for. Sometimes it works; most times it doesn’t. The details on the shirt would likely not even register under stage lights and would be the last thing an audience member would be looking at. To quote Santino Rice: “It’s supposed to come off!”

  • NoGovernmentName

    First time ever on Project Runway: Nina Garcia totally loses her shit laughing. Took a stripper busting out of his velcro pants to do it, but it made tonight’s fashion atrocities worth it.

  • Teri Brinson

    Eff the fashion, I loved this challenge. Most weeks we see unrealistic women’s bodies, about time we get some totally unrealisitc and amazingly hot men’s bodies for the hapless designers to deal with. The time frames for the challenges are too short for good results anyway, give them a week for most of them and throw in a short one here and there and the show would be better. I’m rambling becuase oh my god those bodies!

  • Lilithcat

    What the @#$%^&*) is happening with Disqus? The comments have gone all to shit.

    • OrigamiRose

      Nods, just hit refresh and was discombobulated.

    • LocMama

      I think we’re witnessing a switch to a new format. This is too much for me. I’m off to make my first Friday martini.

  • websydaisy

    If you have a challenge where every single look that walks the runway is ass – my feeling is that the Challenge was the problem, not the designers.

  • LC3203

    This challenge made me so angry. 1 day for 3 looks’ worth of abnormally proportioned TEARAWAY menswear?? I wasn’t laughing. I was angry. And someone said it below. If it ALL was terrible , then it’s probably the goddamned challenge. For fuck’s sake.

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

    How come they keep saying how hard it is to design for these not normal bodies, but can’t handle the real women bodies? Guess they need bodies that don’t have a shape

  • Brad Watson

    Gettin all nostalgic for Sheepdogs ‘n Stiltwalkers. Christ on a crutch, this is traaaagic.

  • guest2visits

     I didn’t think it was a good idea on last week’s promo and guess what. Could it have been any more rigged for faux-disaster?
    Was it really a suprise to Heidi and the judges that they ended up with an embarrassing mess…please. What’s even less believable is
    the assumption that the designers were holding out and depriving the panel of ‘creativity’.  What were they supposed to make, ?
    Pirates? Cowboys? ..Police, Firemen? ..Dentists?  Jeez Heidi; why not let us know what your dream-stripper is wearing and place your

    order now. Before the designers go to Mood please, so they can budget for feathers, parrots, big holsters, or what not. HEIDI.
    And then the really, really inexplicable re-shuffle of the teams to save Patricia, once again. I know many think that Patricia is all kinds of
    creative with her ‘textile’ making processes; but I think she has shown over and again that she can’t even judge when or where to use
     these treatments; since there is precious little time they don’t turn out well, and since there is precious little time she shouldn’t be
    effing around with them to begin with; since she has a team that requires her to assist. And most obnoxious of all is her habit of
    deciding to make whatever she likes, regardless of what the other team mates are doing; so they work ‘around’ her, and often the  
    handiwork is not flattering or compatable with the materials for the challenge. It’s just whatever she wants, regardless.
    I thought the process she used for the duck tape was a waste and didn’t make good use of the product, it should have been saved for
    a different material. And the same for tonight’s; why in the Land of God Blessed Male Strippers would you consider weaving a white
    blouse for a senior lady’s Saturday night square dance? May I; WTF.
    It’s not crystal clear to me who decided that she was working on her own again tonight, either she knows she cannot make clothes or
    they ALL know it; and the decision was mutual. I find it conflicts with the team theme that she is the ‘artist’ – and that somehow
     exempts her from stretching herself; even Richard made a huge leap outside his comfort zone tonight (although bitching about it the
    whole way), and she coasted by on 1 bad shirt. I thought that as designers they were all considered artists.
    Anyway, the best of the mess was Stanley’s suit and Michelle’s vest. Samantha’s pants fit and I guess that puts her in top 3.
    The bottom would be Patricia’s, and Amanda’s pants, with Richards horrid shirts not far behind. Or maybe Layana’s jacket, it’s a toss.
    I hate to see Amanda go, I thought she had a humorous, adult, and gracious character. I enjoyed her point of view and I would like to
    see more of what she could do.  It was a joke from the beginning, and PR humiliated another bunch of guys again with an absurd
    time restriction and so many difficult construction issues to resolve.

  • http://twitter.com/PidderBear Pidder Bear

    Ok, the poor Aussies lost their Thunder this week. Dear Holy God this was a train wreck from start to end. I get the idea that the producers want the designers to “Think outside the box” but this was NOT the challenge to do that. In order to this OUTSIDE the box, you need to first think INSIDE the box, and these poor designers didn’t even know this box EXISTED. I can hear the Producers now. “I just saw the HOTTEST men on the Las Vegas Strip last week and we HAVE to use them! We’ll create a challenge and have the designers create:

    A) Stage wear
    B) Stripper wear (no matter HOW fine the men were)
    C) Men’s wear
    D) Clothes for bodies that are wildly out of proportion to even the general population, not to mention models…

    And do it all in one day! This will be fun! This will be hot! This is right up the gay boys alley, and the straight girls too!”

    All this in a ONE DAY challenge? Whoever thought up this bit of whimsy needs to be horse whipped. And what drugs were they on? cause I want some!

    I felt bad for ALL the designers this week, and wanted to chastise HEIDI for this (hearing her dress-down the designers on the stage this week was not only stupid, but incredibly disingenuous). Yes, no one deserved to win, but no one deserved to be auf’ed either. You were asking them to think outside of a box they never even knew existed before this challenge. And to put them back into these F’in teams again? Tired, done, played out.

    Give us decent challenges Producers, not trumped up team drama that entices no one.

    • Lisa_Cop

      True but the lack of comprehension with which the losers greeted Zac’s comments on collars, Layana’s not knowing what a men’s jacket vent is show more than half these contestants are not designers at all. They might know how to thread and run a sewing machine but that’s it. They are personalities for a game show dressed up as a design show.

    • MoHub

      “This will be fun! This will be hot! This is right up the gay boys alley, and the straight girls too!”

      It just hit me. Is this the first season “in the history of Project Runway” that the contestant pool has not included a gay woman and a straight man? Sure seems that way to me.

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    What a waste of time – I want my hour back.

    That was a set up to fail – why did Heidi seem surprised? Make business man menswear (why was it not more creative?) for three men with an unusual body shape and oh, yeah the clothes have to be break-aways made with velcro seams (why didn’t they fit better?) and you have one day (because in past seasons menswear has almost always been a train wreck so clearly you don’t need more time).

    I agree no winner, but they should have also had no loser sent home – they pretty much all deserved to go based on what was on the runway, so why not just call it a wash and move on. But Amanda gets sent home for a badly fit pair of breakaway pants instead of Richard for 3 badly made shirts (did he sew those in the dark?) or Layana’s girly poorly fit jacket, etc etc. Not to mention the other team – that the”best” garments were MEchelle’s too short vest and Daniel’s floppy trench speaks volumes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1397307912 Jeremiah Capacillo
  • CarolinLA

    Just to recap: make men’s clothes AND engineer them to be effective for a tear-away AND make everything perfectly tailored for non-standard men’s sizes AND make them flashy enough for the stage AND make them comfortable to dance in AND DO IT IN ONE DAY. Oh, and be sure to leave time to jump the shark. The judges had their bloody nerve complaining about the lack of innovation and whimsy. I’m surprised the designers didn’t create homemade torches with scraps of muslin and broken chairs to storm the runway. And given how flammable Heidi’s clothing choices can be, she should be glad they didn’t.

  • Laylalola

    I don’t know which was worse: The judges, who could not grasp why on earth the results were so terrible. Amanda, who every time she’s been on the hot seat has been beyond disgusting in the particularly nasty way she throws someone under the bus (usually someone who just saved her ass too, though not here) and then asks that same person to forgive her. Or the producers, who apparently really believe anyone wants to watch this horrible non-escapist non-entertainment that leaves you feeling like you’ve just been dragged through shit you go out of your way to avoid in real life (as though this is going to DRAW people or keep them watching?).

    • SugarSnap108

      It’s quite the tough choice, isn’t it? I’ll go with “the producers,” since this may be the most blatant set-up for disaster I’ve ever seen them haul out. And for what? Like you said, it’s pure non-entertainment. I guess they thought the glorious Aussie torsos would be enough to satisfy a Lifetime audience? I’m certainly not complaining about that element — But overall this may be the most painful PR I’ve ever (sort of/distractedly) watched.

  • pdquick

    An episode so bad, male strippers couldn’t save it.

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    haven’t watched the epi yet, but miss lady zac posen looks like he’s trying to upstage emmy rossum. no way, she’s my girl. and tim looks like a kid on christmas!