T LOunge

Posted on April 04, 2013

We’re in the mood for something cozy, intimate, and very New York. Walk this way.

 

Experimental Cocktail Club, New York City

Comfy seats! We’ll go start a tab. Let’s all resolve to order something new tonight, okay?

Guest judge Jordana Brewster, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

There’s a scary sight for a tired and stressed-out Project Runway contestant. “HAHAHAHAHA! You have an hour-and-a-half to make a couture gown for Michelle Obama! Oh! And we’re going to SET YOU ON FIRE! HAHAHAHAHA! Won’t that be fun, Tim?”

 

Is this how you saw it shaking out, the final five? Normally we’re very good at predicting who’ll make it to the end, but we realized this week that, due to our Project Runway burnout, we never even gave it much thought. We’re not sure we could’ve predicted Daniel or Patricia would still be in the game at this point.

 

Wow. Everybody hates Richard.

 

 

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

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Mkay, in the spirit of both the bar, and the desire order something new, gimme a Mai tai!
      I’m banking on Patricia going home this round.

      • Qitkat

        Mmm, Mai Tai’s. Let’s order a bottomless pitcher.
        I’ve been ready for Patricia to leave since episode 4, but Layana gets on my last nerve.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          True dat! But Layana is prettier, and has a more sellable aesthetic. Shallow and stupid reasons for her to stay, but that’s PR for ya.
          Bottomless it is!

          • Call me Bee

            Mmmmm I’ve never been big on sweet tropical drinks. I did have the barten open some champagne and I’m having Stoli.

            Patricia should have been gone long ago–when she made that floral poncho thing. She’s an excellent artist and a master at fabric manipulation, but she is not a clothing designer. Someone point her in the direction of the closest fibre arts guild and let her do her thing.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              She really does have a gift. But does she have any of the things needful to be successful in the rag trade? Hells to the No!

            • Rand Ortega

              BOOM.

            • Qitkat

              I’ve been to some fiber arts shows and shops here in Denver, and I don’t think Patricia has the chops to compete with the much more talented designers I’ve seen.

            • Sarah

              Right? I just visited there and went to some shops and was blown away. One does have to remember she’s in a vacuum and compared to people that do that stuff for a living and DON’T fancy themselves “fashion designers” she isn’t all that. Shoot, I went to college for textile and fiber arts, and did projects that looked better than her hand-painted biz from last week in just as short a time (undergrad cram-time.)

            • Qitkat

              Do you recall the names of the shops you visited? My mind is blanking and can’t think of any of the names. Cool that you studied textile and fiber arts in college. I took a college weaving course once, and have taken a number of workshops that are textile related.

            • Sarah

              Gosh, I was being led around by a friend as a visitor from Virginia. I do remember one, though, because it brought tears to my eyes (I’m a sap of epic proportions) for the sheer beauty of it, from a fiber artist’s standpoint – Fancy Tiger Crafts. I bought a bunch of wool in that joint I have no use for, just because it was gorgeous – I don’t even knit. I might felt it though…

            • Qitkat

              Small world, I used to live in Virginia– Alexandria, Dayton, Harrisonburg and inside Shenandoah National Park. Love the state.
              I know Fancy Tiger, have bought wool there myself. Lovely.

            • Sarah

              I’m in Richmond now, but grew up in Fairfax, and lived in Stafford, Fredericksburg, and VA Beach. It is a great state, and home, but best at this time of year – SPRING! On visiting Fancy Tiger, my friend who I was in Denver to see and who used to live in Richmond, too, pointed out we don’t have a store like that ANYWHERE in the city, which is ridiculous because there’s a fiber arts program at the college. I went to it and had to order all my supplies online. So, I’m looking for investors because I think I could CLEAN UP in that regard, around here.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Alexandria, VA, home of My Favorite Government Agency (the US Patent and Trademark Office)…. and I did two days of hiking in the Shenandoah National Park back in October 2011 with a college g/f who’s an amazing hiker (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Coast Trail – entire length of both). It’s a beautiful area.

            • Marie Watterlond

              Fancy Tiger is one of my daughter’s haunts! I can’t wait to see it. However, you must learn to knit, or maybe crochet, to make the most of your beautiful wool!

            • Sarah

              My sister is a knitter of great renown. I will probably give it to her for her birthday. I like to tear wool up and smash it, then poke it with needles :)

            • Marie Watterlond

              Ooo, share the names, please! I need to go visit my kid in Denver and would love to check out some of the fiber arts stuff. Hoping and planning to go to the big qullt show in May.

            • Qitkat

              Let me get back to you later, this evening or tomorrow morning. I definitely will find u some names. What is your favorite fiber/textile medium?

            • Qitkat

              A few DENVER AREA Fiber/Sewing/Art/Fine Crafts places

              YARN STORES
              Fancy Tiger (dot com)
              Recycled Lamb (dot com)
              A Knitted Peace (dot com)

              MUSEUMS
              Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum [r m q m dot org]
              ongoing changing exhibits
              Denver Art Museum (dot org)
              upcoming exhibition called Spun: Adventures in Textiles, begins May 19

              FABRIC
              Allyn’s Fabric & Bridal Supplies
              no web site, but info available online
              Denver Fabrics (dot com)
              Major fabric store, not what it used to be, but worth a visit if you like to sew, much better than JoAnns
              Nothing like Mood in NYC or G Street Fabrics in the Wash DC area
              Many quilt shops

              GALLERIES/ARTS CENTERS
              Show of Hands [show of hands denver dot com]
              TACtile Textile Arts Center [tactile arts dot org]
              Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe [art district on santa fe dot com]
              This is a section of town with a large cluster of galleries in a few blocks.

              My favorite is abecedarian gallery (dot com)
              focus being on contemporary book arts

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

              The sweet ones are my favorite! The only time I drink anything NOT sweet is for business things — then it’s scotch or vodka tonic with a twist, because those are guaranteed to be sipped so I don’t make an ass of myself.

        • Rand Ortega

          Mine too! Excrement not stinking vibe from Miss Thing from Jump Street. But like Kiltdntltd said, she’s, as the TV execs say, ‘telegenic’.

      • Rand Ortega

        Mind if I join you? In the same spirit, I’d like a Singapore Sling. Considering how crazy my day’s been, in a Big Gulp. I think this is Daniel’s swan song.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          But of course, Rand!! Delighted to have you.
          It’s surely between him and Patricia.

          • Rand Ortega

            What is it about Patricia that the judges hang onto? She hasn’t won a single competish. W/ 1 possible exception (episode 9) everything she’s designed looks like it should be in the wardrobe department of the SyFy channel. More fartsy than artsy. Am I missing something?
            ETA: Just read what Call Me Bee wrote. Great minds, etc.!

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              She works the “quirky” angle like a pro. It’s the only thing, apart from her being Native American that I can call to mind.

            • Sarah

              Y’know, I’m not a fan of hers, design-wise, but I suspect part of her appeal is not only, as the wise Kiltd pointed out, her quirkiness, but the fact that for better or worse, she’s going to produce something worthy of comment. Personally, I’ve had more fun looking at her bizzarro stuff than Stanley’s impeccably made and incredibly snooze-worthy stuff. I am not saying that she should be rewarded for being a poor designer, and Stanley berated for not being flashy, but just as Layana remains for her telegenic features, that’s one explanation.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Hey, my friend, good to “see” you. How’s the situation, if you know what I mean, and if it’s too raw, no need to divulge, but I’ve been thinking about you and your brother…..

          • Rand Ortega

            Lovely to see you, too. Better, Darling. He’s cleared to return to work next week. Thank you so much for thinking of us. You’re wonderfully considerate.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              What encouraging news! I’m so glad and relieved. Keep me posted if anything changes. I really have been wondering.

            • Rand Ortega

              I certainly will. Mwah!

      • AlexisPayne

        Hello darlings! I’ll have a vodka gimlet, I have a feeling I’ll want something zesty for this episode. How in the world is Patricia still in the competition?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Lol. A question that is on everyone’s mind, I am sure.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Hi, Kiltdntiltd, Bee, Qitkat, Sarah, Pearl Girl, Stubenville, Sewing Siren, Brooklyn Bomber, Viridian, and Rand – hail, hail to the gang, and apologies for anyone I’ve overlooked.

        I need… hmmm, a Zombie, a Stinger and a Mai Tai (yowie) to numb this poor jaw….

        • Sarah

          Hello! Sorry your teeth were attacked by a most vicious and evil dentist! (I have no love for them – despite my intellectual knowledge that they are competent professionals who only want to help, I was traumatized at an early age and harbor a most intense and unreasonable phobia).

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Oh, my dentist is very good – it’s the teeth with their massive fillings that are the villains. At some point there’s just not much good enamel and fractures occur. Dental work is WORK – engineering and construction. I had a very obsessive-compulsive dentist who did great work, took forever but it’s held up for many years, but he’s retired, so I’m with somewhat younger dentist who also seems to be very good (maybe not quite as finicky as the former guy), and he’s a cancer survivor, too, so we have that in common….. Hmmm, more TMI, I’m realizing!

            • Sarah

              I’m glad at least if you had to be tortured by a monster with drills and pointy things (this is how I picture dentistry) you are sure that he is doing his best for you. And understands what you’ve been through – which counts for a lot.

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

              A good dentist is worth holding on to. I recently pulled off an inlay while chewing on a milk dud…..no more taffy or caramel for me. Here, let me get you a drink.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              You are kindness personified. Thanks for the beverage. Yup, I steer reaaally clear of taffy, caramels or those sticky-pully confections any more. The good side: we have to upgrade our brands of candy, eh?

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

              Oh, I feel your pain! I have constant unending nightmares with poor enamel — there’s never been any “good” enamel, but there’s some less terrible enamel, but we’re running out of even that. It’s not only painful but deeply aggravating on top of it!

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Costly, too. Sounds like you have crowns and implants in your future. No implants for me… yet! Some folks just don’t get the winners in the teeth lottery.

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

              They’re actually now considering pulling them and doing the permanent denture implants where it’s bolted right to the bone — the doctor is hopeful that he can get it approved by my insurance because of my age. I’ve still made it 13 years past when my mom’s had to be yanked.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              What a major undertaking, but it sounds to me as though genetics ordained your situation. Hope the insurers are generous to you.

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

              I blame my parents… it got boring just blaming them with the shrink so I moved on to including the dentist :P

            • formerlyAnon

              Gosh you can make me laugh!

            • formerlyAnon

              I’ll say a little prayer for your insurance, because in my experience implants are sooo worth it. Still nursing two nearly-toothless “fillings” and one crown. But one gave up the ghost, I got a ruinously expensive implant, and it’s been wonderful. Not wonderful enough that I’ll borrow money to have the teeth we’re nursing along replaced with implants, but I have been so tempted.

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

              Basically, the dentist is trying to persuade them that they HAVE to be pulled and that if they don’t use implants, I’m going to end up with no bones in my face — since I’m only 29, there’s serious concern about how the bones will recede over the next 50 years. He swears that then I’ll only have to have anything done every decade or so, which would be awesome.

            • formerlyAnon

              Well, that would damn sure scare me into ponying up the money, but insurance companies are made of stern stuff and probably have to be convinced that some horrible expensive treatment for no-bones-in-face would be wind up being their responsibility. Blurgh.

            • formerlyAnon

              Oh, and how’s the new-ish headache/pain management going? Better, I hope.

        • Rand Ortega

          Hi NDC!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          MWAH, NDC!
          Sadly I have to run off. Serious computer problems in retail-land. Sighing mightily.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Ah, the woes of work and wages. Be resourceful and solve all those problems, my friend. See you in the ether. And bises (as my French friends say) to you, too.

      • Marie Watterlond

        I’ll have some of that Orange Moscato over on the far end of the bar. Oranges are good for one, are they not?

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

          Oooo ditto. That sounds good :D

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i’m here with my glass in my hand. mai tais remind me of watching the sunset in puerto vallarta.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I dunno. I might have thought Katelyn would last longer, but it’s always like this, isn’t it? Seems like there’s always someone (or two) unexpected in the final 5 or 6.

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

      Oh I’d normally look for the traditional champagne but yes, something new. Any suggestions, sophisticated BK’s, for someone in in Flyover country?

      • Call me Bee

        Champagne over here!

    • SewingSiren

      I wouldn’t have picked Orange Hat or the mother from Beetlejuice for the final five.

      • Qitkat

        snort!

      • Call me Bee

        Hahaha I had to think about the “mother from Beetlejuice”.

    • Call me Bee

      Wow–I’m early today. Bartend–open a bottle of good champagne for my friends, and keep them coming. As for me, I’ll have Stoli on the rocks with two olives. From the beginning I thought Stanley and Michelle would be in the finals, but never Patricia. Never.

      • Sarah

        NOoooo – she can’t be.

      • Stubenville

        Stoli / Bolly? Pats, is that you?

        • Call me Bee

          No–but I can drink like her…If I want…. :)

    • marilyn

      I am sure Richard is not surprised. By the way, I am trying to be restrained about my comments about Tim’s clothing. But, come on! The shirt?!? The tie with it?!? I am really getting worried about his sense of taste. Maybe this is his attention grabbing moment. I just hope he looks better next week. i am shedding a tear for that formerly dapper, well-dressed man.

      • Qitkat

        My son once had a Raggedy Andy doll with that shirt.
        But doesn’t Nina look fabulous?

        • Funkykatt

          Yeah, Nina looks great.

      • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

        I love risk-taking Tim! Was it on his makeover show when he told someone his own mother tells him he wears too much black and too many stripes?

    • Sarah

      Three day weekend, here I come. Copious amounts of champagne: check. Totally had it with all the stupid hateration in the blogosphere this week, but glad to be in the TLounge and looking forward to watching someone that I most certainly dislike go home. (Lookin’ at you, Layana, or Patricia).

      • Sarah

        OOH, I just realized I’m supposed to drink something different. No problem: I have Goldschlager. Somebody gave it to me for sinus clearing purposes, but I have no sinus problem at the moment. I do, however, have a burning desire to get drunk with Heidi and Tim, which happens every Thursday night, so I shall cinnamon-schnapp it up.

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

          Not enough PR-driven despair in the universe to make me drink schnapp’s. Of any flavor. It’s the devil. (Incidentally, it is also the only booze I have EVER gotten sick from — it seems to be genetic as my father and one uncle used to get really hungover from schnapp’s as well, even though they never got sick from anything else)

          • Sarah

            Fair warning, then. I’m not accustomed to it…

    • Thomas

      ***SPOILER ALERT*** I remember seeing Patricia in a large church in Europe during the season preview. She’s not out tonight :(

      • Sarah

        AARGH that blows, man. Then begone, Layana! Your orange hat and whining ways are more than enough grounds for dismissal, as far as I’m concerned.

    • Stubenville

      I’m about to scurry off and find some dinner, but save me a comfy seat please.

      Kinda hoping it will be Michelle (annoying braggart with ugly hipster tattoos) or Layana (her whining has been making me stabby) but Snidley or Princess Water Lilly are actually the more likely candidates.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        There will always be room at my table, Steubenville.

      • Rand Ortega

        Hee! (*stabby*)
        Hate to say it, Stubes ; ) (!), but Michelle might just go home w/ the Disco Ball (or whatever trophy they come away w/ on PR).

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I’m banking on Michelle for the final win.

        • Stubenville

          I hate to say it, but my disliking them pretty much moves them into the top position. The only winner I’ve really, reallyliked was Jay.

          • Rand Ortega

            I thought Chloe was sweet. Her designs were meh. All of the other winners were pretty cutthroat. Ok, not Seth Aaron or Leanne. But, you’re right, I adored Jay. He was special. Not only was he HILARIOUS, he really embodied what I thought PR was all about. The Next Great Fashion Designer. He was innovative, wearable while not being so commercial his looks were what you could purchase at any department store. I love Princess Puffy Sleeves, but I’ve seen his work everywhere from YSL to Marchesa to Issa. Jay was interesting, artistic, 1 of a kind.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      I’ll have a sidecar please. So, I haven’t been watching and am coming in very late it seems. Is it obvious who is going to win this season?

      Oh, and as a minor quibble, I miss the old comments section. For some reason, with this new comments section, I only read a few comments and call it quits. I used to read pages and pages of comments when it was a topic that I was interested in with the old format. Not sure what the difference is, but I liked the old comments section better.

      P.S. For some weird reason the word “sigh” appears twice when I wrote it once.

      • Qitkat

        The new comments bug. Not as much fun, lost some of the camaraderie, and harder to keep up.

        Who knows who is going to win. Such a bizarre season, lots of sub-talented, rather unlikeable people. Maybe Michelle or Stanley.

        • Lisa_Co

          Strangely,some websites (like Lifetime’s) still have the old user-friendly version of Disqus

      • NDC_IPCentral

        So true, and you can’t see as many comments on the screen for reviewing. I know it’s not Our Boys’ fault, but this mechanism for commenting is not user friendly, and I’ll bet it cuts down on the number of comments because folks are frustrated.

        • UsedtobeEP

          I commented at the end that I don’t like this new format. You can’t jump to the end and you have no idea how many comments there are. I liked our old paged much better. I feel lost in here.

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

        I assume we will eventually adapt to it…. But I don’t like it.

      • formerlyAnon

        This format makes it harder to jump to an approximate place in a long comments section, one must ceaselessly refresh one’s choice of how to order the comments or they start to appear randomly during high traffic times, and worst of all (for community building purposes) one can’t see who “likes” a comment. And the fact that I can catalogue these complaints so easily indicates what was already obvious – I spend too much time on this site.

      • Munchkn

        Same here about the comments section. I could navigate the old comments so much better. It was easier to “like” a comment, too. Voting a comment up now is a little harder with the smaller number below the post.

    • GorgeousThings

      Whatevs. I discovered a great BBC program, “The Great British Sewing Bee”. No fame whores, just good fun. Of course, there are no fame whores or manufactured drama, so it would never fly here in the US.

    • GorgeousThings

      PS, I’m thinking a nice French rosé, to celebrate the fact that it FINALLY feels a little like spring!

      • Pennymac

        Really? I saw frozen precipitation for a while today, IN TENNESSEE!

        Can I have something warm and alcoholic? Suggestions, GT?

        • Munchkn

          Good grief! It only for up to 41 here in upstate SC today and it was rainy. I’d meant to make stew tonight for supper, but didn’t have an onion.

      • Victor Liu

        It’s finally spring and it’s finally starting to rain here in SF. *sighs*

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

          But you get to be in SF while it’s raining so no complaints! You have really very nice weather there.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      That mural on the wall gives me ol’ Monkey Bar memories. That boite was not far from my IP NYC corporate home in the ’80s and ’90s. I need something that is very anaesthetic, as I spent two solid hours in the dentist’s chair this afternoon getting the final crown on a lower right molar and the prep for and insertion of a temporary on a lower left molar. Old teeth, old teeth. And TMI – sorry, BKs!

      Yes, Richard is not ‘zactly Miss Popularity and deservedly so. He dug his own avoidance grave with his obstinance and runway remarks. Not to mention his one-note designs.

      There’s some actual talent amongst the final five. I wonder who of the bring-backs will help to sabotage which semi-finalist.

      Hope my pummeled jaw and aching head will let me watch the shenanigans, otherwise, it’s beddy-bye for this put-upon PUF.

      • Qitkat

        Oooh, crowns, that’s some major work there. Sounds like some virtual booze is called for. And a kitty to snuggle with if you have one. Rest up.

        Sew, cut, cry and whine
        Thursday night shenanigans
        Runway sabotage

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Old teeth, old teeth, girlfriend. Yes, booze (well a real beer, with thoughts of virtual high octane alcohol) will help, as should the 1000 mg of acetaminophen I took about half an hour ago! No kitties, I’m never around enough to justify a pet, but my Dux bed is pretty comforting, too.

      • Rand Ortega

        Ouch! I feel ya! Broke my bridge about a month ago. Old fake teeth. Old fake teeth. Sorry! TMI take 2, BK’s!

        Monkey Bar shoutout! Never went– the joint was too classy for me & me droogs. Limelight & Tunnel were our hangouts circa 1988.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Well, I think I went to Limelight at least once, but Tunnel, no… Sheesh, 1988 – you and I were tromping around midtown the same time… when I was a LOT younger! Sympathies for the bridge rebuild – that has to cost, too. For me – two crowns in two months. Oh well, in decades long past the teeth’d be yanked and there’d be big gaps, so hurray for modern dentistry.

          • Rand Ortega

            True, true. We prolly bumped into each other somewhere. I was definitely younger! LOL! & dumber. & drunker…

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Well, I was either being an uptight corporate in-house attorney or else a real hell-raiser (well, as raising as a corporate lawyer gets…). There were a few headaches back then, and man, was Grand Central a scary place to get the last Harlem Line train north. It was grim and menacing. Now, sweetness and light.

              Sorta like me.

            • Rand Ortega

              OMG! GCS was the pit of hell in the ’80’s. Times Square? Ick. I couldn’t go after dark –unless I was jonesin’ for SBarro then I would drag the boyfriend out & we’d catch a flick. Remember you could SMOKE in the theaters? Seems like a hundred years ago.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              I never smoked (tobacco, that is. As to weed, well, that was infrequently and not for decades now, either!). Yes, it was pretty grim back then. One of those late nights in GCT when I was barreling through to get to my gate and platform, the place seemed to be full of zomboid homeless men everywhere – it was surreal and unsettling and quite frightening.

              Dearie, I have a feeling that you and I are sort of contemporaries…!

          • Lisa_Co

            You and Rand are making me nostalgic. How about Palladium on 14th St. Everything is so Disneyfied now. I think I prefer the scary old days (and of course my youth).

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Girlfriend, I know I was at a couple of functions at Palladium long ago. I seem to remember a huge crush of people, the band playing “SHOUT!” and me flirting with some stranger guy and thinking I was quite daring. And given the times, I sorta was. At least I had the sense not to go beyond a little spit-swapping on the dance floor. Sheesh. Such memories! We were young and so foolish, eh?

            • Lisa_Co

              Ah the good ole days…

            • formerlyAnon

              You guys are making me nostalgic for memories that are barely there! Stumbling in thin-soled shoes – or walking so, so, fast – in the dark, between clubs and apartments and cars and subway stations. In a complete oblivious fog steered by someone in better shape than I, or crystal clear, scanning the street for potential trouble spots. Seemingly cold or rainy about 2/3 of the time, freezing in jackets chosen for appearance not protection – sweaty hot the other 1/3 – the streets couldn’t have been *that* deserted – but it’s the empty stretches I remember best. I’ve got those memories for three “real” cities. Youth.

      • Call me Bee

        Yikes. Rest and hope your jaw settles down. Take care!

      • Cheryl

        I can’t find your original post, but we got our first “es-TET-ick”! I’m es-TAT-ic!

    • Pam Winters

      Something with absinthe, maybe. I had a sazerac once; let’s go for that.

      I was accepted into an MFA program for poetry today. I’m psyched. But it’s been downhill from there, and I could really use some booze.

      I’m gonna bet on Layana going home, for no particular reason. I guess I can imagine her choking as she continues to realize that she’s not the genius/goddess she thinks she is.

      Can’t we just give the win to Stanley, set him and Michelle up in business together, and shut the damn show down?

      • Sarah

        Congrats, where at? I know some MFA professors for poetry.

        • Pam Winters

          Vermont.

          • Sarah

            Ah, not familiar with the New England scene. Best of luck to you!

      • Qitkat

        Congratulations, that’s exciting!

      • Pennymac

        How Awesome! Congrats!

      • MintaHallWriter

        Super congrats, Pam!!! That’s fabulous news.
        Definitely worth celebrating! Have a double on me….

      • Munchkn

        Congratulations, Pam! That is terrific news!

        ITA with your suggestion to just give the win to Stanley and shutting the damn show down.

      • Rand Ortega

        Wow! You’re real writer! Props & salutes from an old Hollywood hack.

      • Call me Bee

        Congrats!!

      • Marie Watterlond

        Congratulations! That’s great news!

      • alula_auburn

        Congratulations!

        (MFA fiction survivor, I mean, “graduate.” I kid. It’ll be awesome.)

        • demidaemon

          Same here. Good luck and enjoy it while it lasts!

      • formerlyAnon

        Congrats! I feel even more than average happiness for a fellow Bitter Kitten. My son is taking a year post-college to work, possibly coach a collegiate poetry slam team, and put together a portfolio to apply to MFA poetry programs – my heart is soft for those of you working so hard for uncertain reward.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Adams/1143985903 Sarah Adams

        Congratulations! Write like mad and don’t let the peacocking get to you. The best friends I have in the world were made in grad school. (Also an enemy for life, but she doesn’t know where I live and my friends do, so it’s all good.)

    • another_laura

      Something different, eh? In honor of the locale, I’ll have a Manhattan. (For me, that’s different!)

      I am really surprised at this Final Five. Like you guys, I haven’t been really counting down. I wish Patricia would go. They could do a boys v girls for the next week, and then get rid of either Mr. Stache or Miss Snotty McSnottyface.

    • Victor Liu

      There’s no mistake that Michelle and Stanley are the frontrunners, so they’ll totally be finalists.
      The third one is iffy. I would like it to be Layana, not because of her grating personality, but because she has more talent than Patricia or Daniel.

    • Qitkat

      Disqus is not playing nice tonight. Now that there is more than one page of comments it’s not loading properly.

      @disqus_uaAgd5XTr8:disqus
      I was trying to comment to you, and it just vanished. Go for it with your fiber/yarn shop idea. I always found Virginia and West Virginia to be very friendly to creative/craft type persons. If you wish, check out a website of another Denver (actually Golden) area yarn/fiber shop called The Recycled Lamb. They have a terrific store and newletter and sponsor interesting events too. Just add dot com to the name.

      • Sarah

        Thank you, Qitkat! Its nice to have a vote of confidence on a pipe dream. I will most surely check it out. Do you like raw wool? Peacefleece is a good site for natural sheepstuffs :)

        • Qitkat

          I have never done anything with raw wool. But I love beautiful yarns and fibers. I want to try felting though, and perhaps get back to simple weaving, it’s been a very long time. I recently tried knitting again, and found I was not good at staying with it. Paper arts and artists books have been my interest for a few years now, but there are always ways to incorporate wool into projects.

          • Sarah

            Y’know, knitting is like super Greek to me. I cannot wrap my mind around it, but crochet is just a breeze. The brain is mysterious. My mom was a weaver – I remember watching her on her big loom when I was a kid. We lost it in a fire, and being a busy mom, she never replaced it. I felt bad for her. She passed on her textile love to her daughters, though :)

            • Qitkat

              I’m lucky to have had older generations to inspire me too. My favorite Aunt Gaynor has been gone for so many years, but I shall never forget how she taught me to sew as a very small child. My mom and I often sewed together too. And I feel the same as you do about crochet, which Gaynor also taught me, with the tiniest possible hook and thread. Thank goodness I moved on to yarn! It must have been sad for your mom to lose her loom. But aren’t the good memories priceless?

            • Sarah

              Very much so. Today (April 8th) marks the third anniversary of my dear mother’s loss. I can’t tell you how much comfort it gives me to sit down at her sewing machine, or to get notions from her sewing box, or practice the skills she taught me. That’s why I went to school for that stuff in the first place – I think handicrafts are a dying art, and so very important.

            • Qitkat

              Sarah, those first few years can often be so very painful after the loss of one’s mom, for so many of us our greatest champion we will ever know. My heartfelt condolences go out to you. I would give you a hug if I could. Mine will have been gone 10 years later this month, and sometimes I still can’t quite believe she’s not there to talk things out with me. My comfort comes from her writing and poetry. I hope handicrafts will always be with us, I do know that I feel so much at home with those who understand their importance. I definitely find the best part of myself when I’m being creative.

    • conniemd

      I’m pouring myself for real a Three Olives Rangtang vodka with V8 mango and peach and a splash of cranberry juice. Fruity with a bit of tart.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I always wanted to have mint julip (and somehow managed to be in the only bar in New Orleans that doesn’t serve them when I went), so I’ll have one of those, thanks.

      I figured they had Patricia on as a “funny character” and was prepared to wince for my home state, so I’m glad she’s being treated as a regular contestant. (I still suspect they intended it and try to go for the weird bug-eye looks whenever they can catch them, but she didn’t give them any crazy behavior to go on.) On the other hand, she skated too many early challenges on the team basis.

      • Stubenville

        Mint julips – never try to make them in a blender… unless you want to give everyone green teeth. Don’t ask.

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

      Please let Layana go home…

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

      I’ll take a Vampiro please (tequila, sangrita, grapefruit soda, some lime juice tastes delicious!).

      Hope Layanna goes home tonight!!!!! I mean, she has to, it is her tuuuurrnnn to go home!!!!

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        ooh gurl you had me at tequila but then you kept on going. you’re my new buddy.

    • Stubenville

      Just catching the end of the repeat of the last episode. Damn, that painted on black dress may be the single most vulgar thing Heidi has ever worn.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Wouldn’t that be a cavalcade of horrors – Heidi’s worst looks. There’d be quite a few. I don’t know that we could get Our Boys to run a series of those, it might be too cruel, though we’d all be bug-eyed and gasping, when we weren’t shaking our heads and chortling.

        • zelavie

          Oooh – that would be such an excellent post!!

        • Call me Bee

          I’d pay good money to see that. Good. Money.

    • CarolinLA

      Layana is now six months pregnant. When did the show start filming this season? Since everyone just showed at fashion week in February, she was at least pregnant for part of it.

      • Victor Liu

        Oh my god, her pregnancy explains the mood swings. You’re a genius.

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

          Don’t care — she’s still annoying.

        • OrigamiRose

          TLo replied in a comment to me at the start of this season that it was filmed concurrent with All Stars over the summer of 2012. I’m not sure the math works out to say Layana’s mood swings on the show are related.

          • CarolinLA

            But she was at least pregnant during Fashion Week in February. So she was also pregnant while working on her collection. I wonder if her collection was tear-stained…

            • OrigamiRose

              Absolutely, didn’t mean to imply she couldn’t have been in February; I just was thinking for the filmed crying fits during the show, that probably it was a close call if she was pregnant way back when, or merely a Queen Bee of Histrionic Personality Disorder in general. I still vote for the latter :)

    • UsedtobeEP

      Dang. Look what I went and did. Told my kids, who are on spring break, that they could hang out in my bed tonight and read books with me instead of going to bed in their room, as a treat. Completely forgot what night it was. Oh well, no lounge and no PR for me until they fall asleep and I cart them off to their room. Unless I let them watch with me and learn some fashion rules from Tim Gunn. At least it’s not Mad Men night. Then I would just have to kick them out.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Y’all have fun and drink and roll some crazy eyes for me!

      • BrooklynBomber

        Won’t the show knock them out?

      • formerlyAnon

        But you get good parenting points. Can’t beat those.

      • Call me Bee

        Well–I watched PR with my 2 1/2 year old grandson a few weeks ago. He whined about it and wanted to watch Jesus Christ Superstar instead!

        But I don’t think his mind has been altered too much….

      • UsedtobeEP

        Apparently, from the TLo rundown, all I missed was another episode of, “Look, BM gave the judges more crack.” Wow. Love the Peeps outfit. I want to put it in the microwave and watch it dance.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      OK, Bitter Kittens, the hilarity or exasperation is about to start. If one of those egomaniacs says “Es TET ex” one more time I’m going to scream louder than my downstairs neighbors’ frantic, shrieking 3 1/2 year old – and that little buster really can pierce ears.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I will scream with you. I believe you’re in NY, right? At the moment, I happen to be in California, so our scream will be heard all across the land.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Are you in residence in CA or are you just visiting on the Left Coast?, because I had envisioned you over in the borough across the Brooklyn Bridge! Yes, we’ll make noise from sea to shining sea.

          • BrooklynBomber

            Just visiting. I’ll be back on your side for some east coast anti-EsTETex” screaming soon enough.
            P.S. I’m not across the Brooklyn Bridge — YOU are!! ;)

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Touché! You made me laugh late at night. Well done, and we’ll have to find a way to meet mid-point (Manhattan) some day.

            • BrooklynBomber

              :) Yes!

    • http://www.facebook.com/oyeyemi.egunlade Oyeyemi Egunlade

      Patricia & Richard!?

    • Cheryl

      Yay! No teams! And they get helpers. What could possibly go wrong?

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      Having a hat moment here- Michele’s hat makes me smile and the hats Layana wears make me grind my teeth.

    • alula_auburn

      Wow, that was forced. The Hearst building is the most beautiful-est building in the world, you guys!

    • Stubenville

      Who?

      • alula_auburn

        My reaction! And I half suspect it might have been Stanley’s–he sounded like he was reading off of IMDB.

    • zelavie

      They look so perplexed – this is gonna be hilarious!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      INSTRUCTIONS!!! The first time the designers really got clear direction. If they can’t follow that… well, auf wiedersehn.

    • ChristinaRi

      Nina says bold — and Stanley goes with white. O.K.

    • Stubenville

      STFU bitch.

      • ChristinaRi

        I take it that you speak of Michelle.

    • EveEve

      Yellow linen shorts?! M’kay….

    • alula_auburn

      So, can Michelle EVER not be obnoxious?

      • Stubenville

        Apparently not.

      • PastryGoddess

        ya no!

      • EveEve

        I don’t find her obnoxious at all! I think Michelle is lively, fun and intelligent and has great vision. Yes, she is snarky at times, but so far, I’ve found her observations to be spot on. What she is NOT is a team player in the way they’ve set this season up. She has singular vision and can be ham strung by her team mates.

        • DeTrop

          That singular vision got her in trouble tonight. Her outfit was perfection but not for the challenge at hand. She had a terrific assistant so she could have made a third piece and knocked it out of the park. Also, not too many ‘actresses’ want to wear pea green. Singular indeed!

          • EveEve

            Well, I disagree. Clearly the show is rigged, for whatever reasons the producers have for wanting to mess with her and the viewing audience. The conspiratorial smirks the judges were giving each other at the end of the show tells me all I need to know about that.
            Anyway, a professional photographer would have made her outfit very editorial – it had plenty of interesting elements to focus in on. And I wouldn’t call that green a “pea green” – much brighter than that. In fact, didn’t that actress say she liked the color?

        • UsedtobeEP

          Wow, I saw this comment, like, two pages up. Disqus, you are crazy.

    • MissMariRose

      Next Tuesday, Michelle.

      • Pennymac

        C U!

    • alula_auburn

      One day, I’d like someone to say “I’m super nervous, because I’ve been a huge asshole to everyone.”

      • PastryGoddess

        A tiny black hole would probably form if that happened

      • BrooklynBomber

        One day, I’d like to hear someone say, “I’m here to make friends.”

        • Stubenville

          “This isn’t RuPaul’s best friend race, bitch!” Oh sorry; wrong show.

          • BrooklynBomber

            Haha, Stubenville! Wrong show, right show, what’s the diff?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        One day, I’d like someone to say “I hate black.”

    • FifiDubois

      Love this bar. It puts me in the mood for something I haven’t had since the 1980’s – I’ll have a Cuba Libra made with Myers’s Rum.

    • Peeve

      Oh, man. Even though I think Patricia should be going, I do feel bad for her having Richard again!

    • http://www.facebook.com/oyeyemi.egunlade Oyeyemi Egunlade

      did anyone see any nice fabrics picked?

      • PastryGoddess

        Patricia had an interesting orchid color in her basket

    • Jasmaree

      So I’m the only one here who doesn’t mind Michelle? I thought her reaction to the random button bag drawing was funny, and I always think the same thing in a similar situation. “Aw crap. I’m gonna be last and completely miss what I want.”

      • blondie65

        No…I don’t mind her either…some of what she says is pretty damn funny….

      • PastryGoddess

        It’s not her as a designer so much as the fact that she is the only one they use for talking heads.

        It’s like 75% ME-chelle and 25% everyone else.

        • Targettaste

          And it’s not her fault that they show her confessionals more than others. All the designers are prompted, as in “What do you think of so-and-so’s designs?” She is negative, but often right, and usually interesting.

      • zelavie

        I’m with you. She’s had some obnoxious moments, but I’ll take hours of Michelle over 5 seconds of Layana or Richard. Yes, she’s full of herself and talks a lot of shit, but hello?! She’s on a reality show. Those are pretty basic qualifications for casting.

      • EveEve

        This is what I said below:

        I don’t find her obnoxious at all. I think Michelle is lively, fun and intelligent and has great vision. Yes, she is snarky at times, but so far, I’ve found her observations to be spot on. What she is NOT is a team player in the way they’ve set this season up. She has singular vision and can be ham strung by her team mates.

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

          Let he who is not snarky among us cast the first stone. (And just to be clear, I’ve seen all y’all be snarky here… :P)

      • Indovina

        I don’t mind her either – I’m even well-disposed toward her. Her earlier fixation on Patricia was weird and obnoxious, she has a… healthy opinion of herself, and sometimes you can tell she’s trying too hard to make witty scathing comments, but she’s neither malicious nor wrong enough to bother me.

    • PastryGoddess

      It’s official, The buttons are rigged.

      • Pennymac

        My thoughts exactly

      • http://twitter.com/shaunzeebaby Shauna Shoptaw

        I think it’s like a magician’s sleight-of-hand…many, many little pockets in the big bag…there has to be a lot of backstage rehearsal to pull “just” the right button! Sigh.

    • ChristinaRi

      I am not a fan of pea soup green.

    • Jasmaree

      I swear, Layana is such a whiner.

      • JillK

        I own that orange hat she’s wearing and now I almost don’t like my hat anymore.

    • PastryGoddess

      Tim=Master of understatement

    • Pennymac

      Should I feel sorry for Patricia? Why don’t I give a damn about any of these people?

    • Jasmaree

      Stanley doesn’t understand hooman emotions.

    • PastryGoddess

      Looks like Patricia’s Crazy Eyes have been replaced by Bitch Face. Me likey

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Daniel Nose-stache is making a sculptural jacket. Color me shocked.

      • PastryGoddess

        Only if I can use a yellow marker

    • zelavie

      Culottes? I just… no.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I know! What about culottes says editorial? Nothing, that’s what.

        • Cheryl

          Now, skorts, that would be editorial. So let’s get this straight: Michelle is making pants, Stanley is making culottes and Daniel is making hot pants. What was that Nina said about pants?

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Oh, nothing important.

            • Lisa_Co

              Just DON’T MAKE THEM!

    • PastryGoddess

      Are you fucking kidding me Richard

    • Stubenville

      The shoulders on Snidley’s jacket are cray-cray.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      What is Patricia even saying?

      • martha

        she’s saying she doesn’t trust Richard to sew her designs

    • Stubenville

      Love Tim’s reaction to the idea of a cape.

      • NotRosie

        He recoiled the same way those basketball players on the bench did when Ware broke his leg. It was hilariously visceral.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Patricia talks soooooo slooooooow.

      • Mama robin

        I work in a Native American healthcare facility. One of the things we were taught during orientation is that the culture does speak slowly, so we had to respect that and avoid rushing through a conversation.

    • Jasmaree

      Patricia intends to blame all of her failings on Richard, even though she isn’t giving him anything to do.

      • PastryGoddess

        So basically they are perfect for one another

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Would you trust him to do anything important? Especially after last week.

        • MissMariRose

          I sure wouldn’t.

        • Jasmaree

          Something important? No. But I would give him something. Patricia isn’t even trying. As soon as she got Richard, she apparently decided to simplify her entire design (even though, when she sketched, she didn’t know she’d get any help) and reject all help from him (why would you change your design for him if you’re not going to let him do anything?). As soon as she heard Richard’s name, she gave up.

          • Qitkat

            THIS. You are right that she didn’t know she would have help when she came up with her design. So why would she change everything over and over again when she thought she was going to do it all herself in the first place? Richard was the albatross everyone thought he would be, but why did she let him get to her the way he did? She wasted plenty of time dealing with him. A more mature, accomplished designer would have made up something for him to do, and proceeded with her original plan. She wouldn’t have had to use what he made, but would have kept him out of her way. But Patricia has poor time management skills, is very cerebral with her designing, and hasn’t really worked well with anyone, because she cannot explain herself well. At this point with the judges saving her over and over again, I smell another Anya.

          • Lisa_Co

            Actually when they told the designers no more teams they announced they would have sewing help. So Patricia did count on that help when she designed her outfit. Poor Patricia had no idea that”help” would be road impediment Richard.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Not in a million years.

      • alyce1213

        She just asked him to make a French seam and he didn’t have a clue.

        • Jasmaree

          She taught him how to make a french seam but we have no idea if he knew how to do it already.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Which would make him even douchier than he already is.

          • alyce1213

            ?? If he knew how to do it already, she wouldn’t have had to teach him. French seams, knowing what they are and when they must be used is Sewing 101. Richard was more than useless, he was sabotage.

            • Jasmaree

              You’ve never worked with someone who thought you were so beneath them that they decided to explain every little thing (whether you needed the explanation or not)? I can tell you from experience that there are tons of people who do this, sometimes without realizing it. I’m getting a degree, and I cannot tell you how many people hear “student” and think “mentally challenged.” Patricia’s own attitude about Richard may have sabotaged her here, not Richard’s ignorance.

            • alyce1213

              This is not at all that kind of situation. Not a good comparison.

      • CarolinLA

        But she didn’t. She was very diplomatic in saying that she hadn’t figured out the best way to communicate with him. And would you trust Richard after last week? He spent a DAY on a BRACELET that wasn’t even used!!!

    • Pennymac

      What just happened? She forgot what she bought?

    • ChristinaRi

      French seam? Really? Richard doesn’t know what a french seam is?

      Also, I’m a little surprised because I haven’t seen that sort of detailing on patricia’s clothing.

      • alyce1213

        Totally freaked me out!

    • MissMariRose

      Oh man. I would lose my shit if I had to give “a class” to the person whose sole purpose was to relief some of my workload.

      • alula_auburn

        Yeah. . .I have way too much baggage of the “giving up and doing it all myself just so it gets done” variety. At least I’ve noticed in adulthood I don’t get actively scolded for making sure things get done at the expense of “cooperative learning.” But this is making me all tense, and not in a fun way.

      • PastryGoddess

        Agreed and I can see why she is so frustrated. I can’t sew..and I know what a french seam is

    • Peeve

      As someone mentioned previously, why is it I don’t really care about whether any of these people win? I think this is the first time in all these seasons that I don’t have a favorite that I really want to win. Maybe it’s the team thing? Maybe it’s that none of them are very likable…

      • Jamie Moon

        Agreed 1000%

      • Cheryl

        Yes, it feels like a “gimnick” season, like All Stars. Not the REAL Project Runway.

      • Stubenville

        Meh. Give it to Mondo again. Or whats-his-name, the “one way monkey” guy.

        • Call me Bee

          Well yeah. He was the one from the last season for whom I was rooting. This season? I kinda like Michelle FTW, but really, I don’t care.

          • Lisa_Co

            By the way today “one way monkey” was at L&T unveiling his new line “Dmitry”.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Richard: “She’s using this <i<terminology.” “French seam” is something that a designer and good sewer should KNOW. Sheesh, I’ve had dresses (including a gorgeous one from 36 years ago) that have had French seams.

      He’s not knowledgeable. Patricia has been saddled with a serious millstone. Not fair, really.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I don’t even SEW, and I know what a French seam is!

        Generally, I would be annoyed at someone who pre-judges her partner and decides to simplify the design, but at that line, the whole situation turned around. Someone supposed to be easing her load is giving her more work.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Precisely!

      • Call me Bee

        Yeah–if you wear clothes–you’ve seen a French seam.

    • DeTrop

      Sucking down a Bahama Mama. It’s so cold here, I need something tropical. Am I correct in saying that Nina said think ‘editorial’? Also, didn’t she say no pants – no teeshirts? The first thing Stanley said was pants. Michelle said teeshirt. Daniel said shorts. How lucky is Daniel to have Samantha and Layana to have Kate! The rest – not so lucky.

      Don’t care for Tim’s tie with that shirt.

    • jjfg

      Is it me or is this episode beyond tedious? I’ve switched over to hockey.

      • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

        I’m flipping back and forth to the Phillies!

        • jjfg

          Flyers here. They just won, so I’m over to the Phils now, too.

          • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

            I was checking up on the Flyers too. Looks like both teams will be bringing it home tonight. Unlike any of the PR contestants.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        It’s not just you. I’m also reading. (“Arcadia” by Lauren Groff)

        • alula_auburn

          hey, that’s next on my pile! Christmas gift from my brother, who then got me to read The Magus instead.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I mostly like it. It is, however, one of those books that I feel more like an observer as opposed to being sucked into (if that makes any sense).

      • Stubenville

        I had a stressful day. I was thinking of grabbing a book and heading to bed to read.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I’m into my indulgent second beer and playing computer games on another screen when I’m not washing the dinner dishes and prepping my lunchbag for tomorrow.

      • Call me Bee

        I’ve been chatting with my friend on Facebook. I hardly even know what the challenge is….I just know it’s not pants and T, so Michelle made pants and a T.

      • Qitkat

        I fell asleep, and woke up to see the inanity of the decision to keep Patricia.

        • jjfg

          Yeah. I was wondering how they were going to justify keeping her/booting someone else (because they were inevitably going to keep her) given the lame third grade craft project she sent down the runway. Lucky for them, Michelle didn’t follow the rules.

    • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

      Richard DOESN’T KNOW what a french seam is? Say WHAT? All of the “terminology” is baby stuff for sewing. Has he ever read a damn sewing book? My four-year-old niece knows what a french seam is! Okay, granted. She has been watching me sew her entire life and asking questions about it since she could talk. And she’s started, under supervision, to sew simple things. And after the designer a season or three ago that didn’t know what the grain was, I guess I shouldn’t be shocked, but still! Shouldn’t these people at least know basic sewing and tailoring techniques?

      • ChristinaRi

        I am just having my head in my hands. But thanks for reminding me about the person who didn’t know that fabric had a grain and it helps to know where is is before cutting. That was a truly eye popping moment

      • PastryGoddess

        repost from before???
        Disqus sucks

      • Lisa_Co

        On the Lifetime website there are lengthy interviews with all the contestants. Richard works as an “admissions representative”. Layana’s only job has been at Costco. In fact, the only one who has legit designing background is Samantha (and Stanley as costumer and window dresser). The others are clearly just “personalities”.

        • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

          But there are plenty of talented “amateur” designers out there putting out PDF patterns on Etsy. Search PDF pattern over there to see what I mean. And it’s a hobby that pulls in a few extra dollars for a lot of them. I’m a home sewer who, aside from a few sewing lessons at home, is pretty much self-taught and *I* know that. I swear, every season there’s at least one designer with a smaller clothing construction knowledge base than I have. And I’m no designer. I’m a *seamstress*. I can reproduce things given a pattern and tweak said pattern for fit and change it to get exactly what I want. *snerk* And while people ask where they can *buy* what I make, nobody has ever said anything about it being “home sewn”!

          To be honest, I think considering the Heidi ad running, they’re getting desperate. I mean, they’re asking people to audition through the website! I wouldn’t do it. No design chops here, just some sewing skill.

    • ChristinaRi

      Ok. I’m totally stuck on the french seam. For me, that’s a cleaner or a sturdier finish. Why waste time with it on PR? Half these garments are glued together. Why get all crazy over a french seam?

      • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

        Probably because the fabric is sheer? That’s what I’m guessing. It could look messy unfinished if you can see the seams.

        • ChristinaRi

          Yeah, I was thinking that, but wouldn’t it hold up long enough for the runway?

          • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

            Perhaps it wouldn’t be “editorrrrrrrial” with messy seams. I’d just use Fray Check and be done with it :)

          • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

            Not all of them would. I’ve sewed sheer, ravely fabrics and had them fall apart just from handling–they didn’t last long enough to put the finished item on!

      • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

        It depends on what the fabric is. Some fabric, like chiffon, require them because it frays if you look at it crosseyed. Overlocked (or serged) seams look terrible on sheer fabrics, so french seaming gives you a better looking garment. And, well, looks are everything here.

        • ChristinaRi

          Yes, i agree — but this is PR where things are glued together sometimes.

    • ChristinaRi

      How happy am I to see Samantha back? I LOVE HER. I want to hug her and squeeze her.

      • alula_auburn

        I would trade her out for any of the top five in a second. Heck, I’d take Kate and Tu back if I could swap out Daniel and Layana.

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

      I like Layana’s hat. I’ve stopped watching so that’s the only input I have on this.

    • Jamie Moon

      Patricia and Richard. I’m going to be drunk from the Patricia drinking game sooner than planned!

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Good lord, yellow.

    • alula_auburn

      Ahahaha the models! I would love it so much if every once in awhile we got a model talking head saying “WTF!” after their fitting.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        What I would really love is a camera in the elevator when they leave the fittings – THAT must be WTF!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      How is a leather vest over a white dress “Something [we've] never seen before”?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I actually am sort of digging Layana’s look. Obnoxious, she may be, but that armor thing is kind of cool.

      • Jasmaree

        It’s the skirt I’m worried about. It looked hideous.

    • zelavie

      Richard, she’s changing the process because you’re incompetent.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Or he’s playing incompetent just to be an asshat.

        • zelavie

          Totally probable. Annoying either way.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Neither one looks good for him, does it?

    • MintaHallWriter

      I have to say I feel deeply sorry for Patricia. She’s been screwed two weeks in a row by being saddled with Richard the incompetent. I mean, I’m hardly a fashion designer, just a minimally competent home sewer, but even I know what a French seam is! Sheesh. How did he get on this show, anyway?

      • nosniveling

        EXCEPT that it doesn’t take 45 minutes to explain a french seam, there’s a lack of communication here.

        • DeTrop

          it does when you have a unwilling assistant who can’t sew and you can’t articulate what you want. She has to show how it’s done and had to dumb down her original design. She seriously got the short end of the stick the last two weeks. Why did they bring him back? Drama?

          • Lisa_Co

            They probably brought back the last 5 who were eliminated.

        • Lisa_Co

          I just watched a 4 minute YT that perfectly shied and explained it.

      • Stubenville

        I disagree; that’s what the producers want us to think. Patricia could have given him the task of making those fringed leather strips to keep him busy and just made the damn dress herself. Instead she spent way too much time wringing her hands in front of the camera and eating dinner. The reason we saw practically no “confessional” clips from Stanley last night? He was actually working instead of complaining.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Sorry to complain, Tom and Lorenzo, but I really dislike DISQUS’s format now!! Hard to follow and find conversation threads. Very confusing.

      • PastryGoddess

        TLO has nothing to do with it. You need to complain directly to Disqus

        • Qitkat

          I did. I got a form letter, thanking me for my input, and hoping I would like the new format.

          • formerlyAnon

            I didn’t even get a form letter. Nada.

    • ChristinaRi

      I’ve always thought that Patricia was not very good at explaining her designs or her process to someone else, and I think some of that may be going on here, but clearly they have a different approach.

    • Jamie Moon

      Looking a little Dynasty there, Daniel

    • alula_auburn

      If I were Daniel, I would stay FAR away from throwing stones at other people’s mother of the bride glass houses.

      (okay, mixed metaphor is mixed.)

      • NDC_IPCentral

        But we all understand exactly what you meant.

    • zelavie

      We could add Disqus freak-outs to the drinking game – take a drink every time a 30-minute-old comment re-posts. But then we’d all be trashed well before the runway.

      • Stubenville

        Two words; alcohol poisoning.

    • Cheryl

      Yes, FRINGE! That’s editorial. In 1975.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        But it’s NATIVE AMERICAN!

    • SRQkitten

      Daniels is making me think of the Munchkin outfits from the wizard of oz
      srq

      • Stubenville

        I was thinking of a cross between Emperor Ming and Joan Collins, but that works too.

        • Call me Bee

          Vat do you meen, Flash Gorrrdon apprrrroaching?

          • Stubenville

            +1,000

    • Jasmaree

      Stanley is really harsh. I understand that he’s under a lot of pressure, but god he’s being rough on Tu.

    • ChristinaRi

      Here’s the deal Stanley: You picked Tu. You know who he is, and you picked him.

      I know you are nervous and anxious, but don’t take it out on sweet little Tu.

    • In_Stitches

      I felt for Patricia last week, but this time around? Shut up, sack up, and get to work.

    • Jasmaree

      Poor Tu. :(

    • Pennymac

      God, Stanley! Stop being such a bully!

    • ChristinaRi

      Don’t talk?

      Ohmygod. Stanley needs a job as a sweat shop supervisor.

    • Jasmaree

      I didn’t think I’d like Michelle’s but I do. Minimalism done well.

    • alula_auburn

      Aw, Samantha.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Patricia’s looks like a craft project.

      • ChristinaRi

        Imo, Patricia’s work always looks like a craft project. Weirdly over-praised.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I like Michelle’s top, at least how it appears in the workroom….. not a t-shirt.

      Hmmm…. what is coming out of that workroom??? Patricia’s last minute embellishment looks slapped on.

    • annaplurabelle

      Why can’t the “helpers” see the runway show? After doing all that work it’s just petty….

      • martha

        the whole setup this season is petty

    • Jamie Moon

      Feeling really bad for Patricia this challenge.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        She was given “failure” on a platter. And the name engraved on that platter was “Richard.”

      • Qitkat

        Not me. As useless as Richard was as a helper, she had dreadful time management as usual, and created another simple garment that was unfitted with her usual artsy-fartsy doodads attached at the last minute.

    • Pennymac

      Didn’t Wednesday Addams wear a dress like Patricias in the camp reinactment of Pocahontas in the Addams Family Values?

    • nosniveling

      I’m sure Stanley isn’t being any rougher on Tu (luv his outfit) that he would be on a petite- main in a paris atelier.

      Correct tailoring demands a degree of OCD.

      yeah, and shut up Patricia.

    • DeTrop

      I’m loving tonight. I don’t like Michelle at all but I have to hand it to her. She knows her competition. She’s nailed just about everyone. She’s also using green again and Daniel is doing shoulders. I can’t wait for the runway portion.

    • alula_auburn

      Fast and Furious SIX? Good Lord.

      • martha

        I was just thinking the same thing!

      • http://www.facebook.com/4katiemckinney Katie McKinney

        I know right?!?!

        • SRQkitten

          Who knew? Haven’t seen those coming attractions in any theater .

          srq

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Oh god, Daniel.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Michelle’s is lovely, but editorial?

    • zelavie

      Love the other designers’ reactions to Daniel’s look!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I couldn’t tell if it was good or bad, but it was something.

    • alula_auburn

      OMG the reactions of the other designers to Richard’s were painful. And amazing.

    • Stubenville

      Snidley’s looks like the Theirry Muglar collection for Sears

      • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

        Nailed it.

    • zelavie

      Oh, Patricia.

    • dschubba

      Just got home. What the hell was Daniel thinking?

    • Stubenville

      What a load of utter crap.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Sorry, Layana’s sucks.

    • SRQkitten

      Adios, Patricia.

      srq

      • DeTrop

        My money’s on Daniel being auf’d.

      • ChristinaRi

        Patricia isn’t going anywhere as long as Heidi is around. Heidi loves loves loves Patricia.

    • blondie65

      Daniel has to be out…wow..that was bad.

    • Jasmaree

      Michelle = clear winner.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Hoo boy, bye-bye, Patricia. Michelle FTW. Layana #2, Stanley #3 and Daniel #4.

      Patricia was thoroughly sabotaged by Richard. Thanks, Bunim-Murray and rigged button bag!

      • EveEve

        Patricia’s and Daniel’s were both pretty hiddy, but I get a strong whiff of rigging with the Patricia-Richard rematch.

    • ChristinaRi

      Daniel’s reminded me of the Jetsons.

      • Therese Bohn

        That’s EXACTLY what I thought! I could hear The Jetsons theme whenever it appeared! Also, the gappy hook & eye opening was awful.

    • Call me Bee

      Michelle: FTW Love, love, LOVE the top

      Daniel: Yikes
      Stanley: I wore that outfit in 1989 I kid you not
      Patricia: Native American for Japanese tourists
      Layana: Armour-clad prom girl

    • BobStPaul

      Really liked Michelle’s. Patricia’s was just sad and the worst of the lot. Daniel will probably get the auf.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      So… Today we’re dressing MC Hammer, Judy Jetson, Annie Hall, The Bride of Frankenstein and Xena Warrior Princess.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        My very loud, laugh-out-loud moment. Thanks, Thalia.

        • ThaliaMenninger

          You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.

      • blondie65

        THIS!!!

      • Pennymac

        OMG You NAILED it!!!!

      • zelavie

        Best comment of the night!

      • Stubenville

        No love for Big Bird?

    • zelavie

      Michelle for the win, Patricia for the auf.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I want Stanley to go home simply for how he treated Tu. :P Not to mention his outfit sucked.

      • PastryGoddess

        Agreed, he was a right bitch to Tu

    • Pennymac

      Like Layanas top, dispise that skirt.

      Daniel,Krystal Carrington wants her yellow sun suit back.
      Oooh, Patricia. Sorry, Hun.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      I’m so charmed by these DSW commercials, even if the models can’t really dance.

    • EveEve

      Here’s the thing: Michelle is the only contestant who deserves to win it all. Stanley is talented but has no vision, and he’s the only other designer who I think has a shot at the ultimate prize.

    • Pennymac

      Why is Nina being so careful?

      • Victor Liu

        Yeah it’s not like any of the non-Michelles of the group are winning this one.

      • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

        I was thinking the same thing! They’re all being nice. My guess is that they have already decided Patricia is staying on the show so they need to justify it. Just say how bad it is, dammit!

      • PastryGoddess

        She wanted to say “This is butt ugly” The producers told her she needed a paragraph at least

    • SRQkitten

      Ninacaps!

      srq

    • ChristinaRi

      Were any of Patricia’s designs fitted? I remember them all being rather shapeless.

    • zelavie

      If you have to ask “Is it borderline Pocahontas?”, then it is.

    • PastryGoddess

      Loving the whine-less Lanaya

    • ChristinaRi

      Heidi is throwing Patricia a life line.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Oh, Nina – like ANYONE would choose to work with Richard!

    • ChristinaRi

      I like Stanley’s.

      • ThaliaMenninger

        And I do think his outfit (as 70s as it is) is the only one that looks like something Jordana Brewster would wear.

      • Lisa_Co

        Me, too. I want Stanley to win the season.

    • Jamie Moon

      I wouldn’t be able to handle Stanley. Poor Tu

    • Jasmaree

      “Very good management”

      You didn’t see the process Heidi. Tu was almost in tears.

      • alula_auburn

        I don’t think Heidi would object to that! Girl’s got a mean streak a mile long.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Stanley’s/Tu’s jacket is impressive construction and finishing in one day…! The culottes – puffed out – have a sculptural appearance that is very appealing.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Why are they not saying how damned tacky and awful this yellow suit is?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Daniel’s would be on a rack for a celebrity or a model?!

      • dschubba

        Is “rack” an acronym for something else? “Really awful clothing… kit”?

    • PastryGoddess

      I can’t listen to Snidely’s delusions anymore

    • Stubenville

      “Bunny ears” [snerk]

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Peeps!

      • PastryGoddess

        To continue on my theme from earlier

        Little bunny foo foo

    • Cheryl

      FTD florist = Mercury?

      • EveEve

        Victoria’s Secret Angel Peep.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I feel like Daniel’s top might look good with bright blue skinny-fitted pants.

    • Stubenville

      Has Nina gone blind?

    • Jamie Moon

      The hem on Heidi’s dress makes it look like she needs a bikini wax.

    • blondie65

      Jesus Christ on a cracker…how many times can Layana say “LIKE” in one sentence. New drinking game! At least she is not whining.

      • PastryGoddess

        I don’t know if our livers can handle it

    • Jasmaree

      So Michelle’s not winning? That’s BS.

      Edit: It sounds like she might actually go home for this.

      • Stubenville

        She made what Niina specifically said not to .

      • ThaliaMenninger

        She completely ignored what she was told to do. “Most wearable on the street” does not win this particular contest.

        • Jasmaree

          When has that ever really mattered on PR? Plenty of people have ignored instructions and done well. A well-made, modern beautiful garment shouldn’t lose to a toga with fringe glued to it.

          • zelavie

            Seriously – how many times have the JUDGES completely ignored the instructions? The only rules determining the winner & loser come from the producers.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        And it really isn’t editorial…though you can count me with the people who want it in my wardrobe.

      • ChristinaRi

        She won’t go home for it.

        But, Nina did specifically say, “Don’t make pants and a t-shirt.”

        • Zorkness

          As much as us Portlanders like to stick together, technically she didn’t listen to a very important point. Of course the designers all have egos and don’t like to listen.

    • PastryGoddess

      Lanaya has poor finishing

      • Stubenville

        It’s also at least one size too small.

    • ChristinaRi

      utshupshay Patricia. You’ve been teacher’s pet a long time.

    • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

      Hm. Well, Zac said part of what I was thinking about Richard’s–Chiquita Banana does Star Trek!

    • MissMariRose

      And Little Lord Flauntleroy sums up my frustration with fashion mags. Because I *do* want to see something I can put in my wardrobe.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Stanley’s going to win and he shouldn’t.
      Layana’s going to be runner up, even though her skirt sucks.
      I feel like Michelle’s was a little simple, but it was kind of edgy. It wasn’t just a t-shirt. I was also a sucker for those pants she made.
      Daniel’s had potential, but it was tackily put together.
      Poor Patricia. I feel bad for her.

    • guest2visits

      Loved the way Michelle’s moved – and if Patricia’s was a basic palette for accessorizing; why not Michelle’s.. ?

      • http://www.facebook.com/4katiemckinney Katie McKinney

        Michelle should have put her necklace on the model or something to show the ease of accessorizing it

        • guest2visits

          Yup.

        • Lisa_Co

          So MEchelle can talk smack for days about everyone else but when she gets emotional about bad critiques -silence.

          • DeTrop

            Oh yeah! Karma’s a b***h.

      • Call me Bee

        That was just bullshit.

    • nosniveling

      Patricia’s is so far below the rest of them it’s a joke.

      • Stubenville

        It looks like a costume a kid would make for a school play.

      • ChristinaRi

        Yes, but she’s having praise heaped on her for being so original.

      • Pennymac

        Its just hideous. No doubt she should go home for that, french seams or not. Who tacks cut leather strips on a soupy green Wilma Flintstone tent dress and stays? But will they auf her for it? Some how I doubt it…

    • alula_auburn

      The way Zac smiles when he’s being critical. . .even when the designers aren’t there! gives me the creeps. That is a spooky cringing grin.

    • MissMariRose

      Jordana Brewster added about as much to the judging as she does to the plot in Dallas. It’s like the editors threw in a random comment at the end because they forgot she was there.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Seriously — get Julie Gonzalo or Linda Grey in there, folks!

        • MissMariRose

          Seriously! I love, love, love the new ballsy Sue Ellen.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            I’m a total Dallas addict. And yet, I couldn’t care less about Elena.

            • blondie65

              absolutely…Elena & her entire family can leave anytime!! (and TLO really miss those Dallas recaps!!!) Would LOVE to see Linda Gray as a judge. Stunning woman!!

    • Peeve

      Wow. They’re really trying to justify Patricia, aren’t they? I’m sorry, there’s no justifying that hideous dress staying.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      She should have seen things Patricia has done in the past, like the garment she made which looked like mother nature threw up flowers on the model, the drekkitude she put on the poor older woman, etc.

    • EveEve

      Daniel’s “Victoria’s Secret Angel Peep” was awful. How could that even compete with the edgy elegance of Michelle’s contribution? How?!?!

      • nosniveling

        totally!! Michelle’s is awesome!

      • guest2visits

        omg – Angel Peep! You are so right!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        PEEP! I love this. Spot on, EveEve.

      • DeTrop

        It wasn’t ‘big’ enough or editorial enough. It was for a spread in Marie Claire. It wasn’t for Michelle’s closet. She follows her own drummer at all times and it resulted in disappointing Nina. She got called out for it.

        • EveEve

          Michelle’s piece would look “editorial” as all hell shot by any professional fashion photographer worth his/her salt. A couple of accessories and some intense makeup and you’ve got all you need.

          • Lisa_Co

            Nina specifically said no t shirts and pants and that’s exactly what Michelle made. I liked the look for my closet but not for the challenge. I think Michelle has been a mean b***h. I have no problem with her getting the auf.

      • OrigamiRose

        This comment has me so excited for the replay at one a.m. :))

      • CarolinLA

        Michelle’s outfit would not look good in a photograph from the waist up. That’s the criteria. Plus, it was dull.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Peep!! haha!

    • Stubenville

      Does Disqus have Alzheimers?

      • Pennymac

        Schitzophrenia

        • formerlyAnon

          And serious, no-good, very bad problems returning a clean and stable update when traffic is heavy.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        really. they forgot who i was and dumped my logo and it took so long to get it straightened out that i didn’t feel like commenting anymore. spontaneity is everything in the Tlounge. one tip i’d share is that you have to keep re-enterring “newest” to get things in order.

      • annaplurabelle

        Okay, this is the fourth time this Alzheimer’s post popped back up tonight. They’re playing with us.
        Forget what I said before about the settings (if DISQUS lets you forget!!!)

    • BobStPaul

      Are they nuts? I can’t remember anything good that Patricia has done since the very first episode. I am bewildered by the judges’ love for her. Yes, we haven’t seen what she’s done before – to which I can only say thank god and may we never see it again.

      • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

        I don’t get it either. They really want her in the finals, it seems, and they’re trying to convince us she should be there.

      • CarolinLA

        You should go look at her portfolio from this season. At least her work isn’t dull. And she does deserve credit for the fact that there’s no one else like her in fashion right now. I don’t remember her repeating herself throughout the competition. If she’d had anyone but Richard to work with (who she was very diplomatic about on the runway), she might’ve finished her look with perfection. I loved the color. And it would make a good photograph with some kickass accessories.

        • BrooklynBomber

          I agree with you, but i think we’re in the minority! She has not made a successful garment (if I remember correctly) since the first two challenges, and I think she made a lot of poor decisions throughout the competition. However, this show has evolved (devolved?) toward rewarding more mainstream, “sellable” (as in department store) designs, and I was glad to hear them acknowledge the value of having someone who really does her own thing. So while I don’t think she’s been strong, I kind of get why they kept her.

      • Zorkness

        I really liked her dress last challenge. I thought it was truly avant garde. And to her credit she comes up with some things which “do not bore Nina”. Of course they may drive her crazy…..

    • PastryGoddess

      Ok enouh of this Disqus. I hope all 397 comments won’t be reposted

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Did Heidi actually say that she was afraid Patricia’s went “too Pocahontas”?

      • OrigamiRose

        *nods*

        I did a double-take.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      Layana is not happy.

    • PastryGoddess

      I just realized that his model looks like Jordana

    • Peeve

      puh-fuckin’-leeze! Stanley???

      • Stubenville

        Yawn.

    • Stubenville

      Well THIS is interesting.

      • PastryGoddess

        well aren’t you the master of understatement

    • PastryGoddess

      What!!! Michelle!!!

    • ChristinaRi

      Layana has a little pout.

      DANIEL is IN???? I thought for sure he was a gonner.

      • PastryGoddess

        me too

    • EveEve

      WTF? Michelle in the bottom?! Unless this twist keeps her in, I’m done.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Daniel’s safe over Michelle??????

      Color me shocked and looking for Bunim-Murray manipulation.

      • BrooklynBomber

        That surprises me. Much more than Patricia.
        Hey, did I hear Patricia say “esthetic”? With a “th”?

    • zelavie

      Stanley has now won two of the best prizes back to back. Ain’t right.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Holy Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        (In reference to Patricia’s being safe)

    • PastryGoddess

      You have got to be kidding me!

    • dschubba

      Wow

    • zelavie

      ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?!

    • blondie65

      oh no….no…no …no….I think Michelle might be out…I’m sad about that…

    • Stubenville

      Holy crap! Did NOT see that coming.

    • Jasmaree

      Crack smoking judges strike again.

      • AthenaJ

        I think they’ve gone past crack and are booting black tar heroin now.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      NOOOOOOOO!

      BAD decision, Bunim-Murray.

    • Peeve

      What the HELL?

    • ChristinaRi

      They are sending Michelle home over Patricia????????

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      I KNEW IT!!! They were building up Patricia and finding things wrong with Michelle!!!

      Edited to add… SAY WHAT? A do over? I HATE THIS SHOW.

    • http://twitter.com/magdalenebloom Magdalene Bloom

      NO!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/4katiemckinney Katie McKinney

      That sucks!

    • BobStPaul

      What bullshit. That’s it for me.

      • martha

        Same here.

    • zelavie

      Oh, this had better be a non-elimination.

    • PastryGoddess

      welp ok

    • blondie65

      Layana…STFU…

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Michelle got the MAJOR shaft.

      HUNH?

      What manipulation is this?????

    • MissMariRose

      OMG, these reactions are hilarious

    • http://twitter.com/magdalenebloom Magdalene Bloom

      That was not a T-shirt!!!

      • l_c_ann

        In Nina world, all T-shirts are the same.

        White cotton knits= T-shirt. Balderdash.

        No wonder Joanna Cole didn’t take NG with her to Cosmo.

    • DeTrop

      Holy macaroni – Daniel is still in. Scratching my head. Michelle is out but not out. Don’t touch me!. (Patricia haters have another week).

    • Pennymac

      wow. And the others reactions were hysterical. They might as well had said WTF?

    • alula_auburn

      this is crazy awkward

    • ChristinaRi

      Yeah you should cry Patricia because you have produced crap throughout this season.

    • ChristinaRi

      Oh — fakeout.

    • Stubenville

      What asshattery is this>

      • AthenaJ

        You took the words right out of my mouth!

    • Call me Bee

      Well–that is utter and complete BS. That’s all I’m sayin’

    • Jasmaree

      Um…wut.

    • blondie65

      Even the contestants knew Patricia should have been out over Michelle.

      • Introspective

        This was totally my reaction. Those folks already had patricias shit from the workroom mentally packed up in their heads when she walked in. They were as stunned as we were that michelle was “sort of” on the chopping block.

        I hate the cliffhanger/last chance sew off bullshit. Patricia needed to go home. Really. And honestly the two in the bottom for me were Patricia and Layana. Cause that ugly ass frankendress was dreck.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Oh my! Patricia should’ve gone.I don’t think it makes any sense to do this “do or die” thing, though. Send somebody home! And make it Patricia.

    • zelavie

      Michelle has more talent than Patricia & Daniel combined. This is ridiculous.

      • DeTrop

        Her outfit was perfection but not for this challenge. She disappointed Nina. You never disappoint Nina.

        • alyce1213

          And she must be PUNISHED!

    • PastryGoddess

      How convenient that they were getting all booed up on Patricia just before she walked in

    • alula_auburn

      God, this drags on and on.

      That said, “I don’t really want to be touched right now,” may be the most I’ve ever empathized with Michelle.

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

        I totally understand that — I hate when people feel the need to get all huggy with me when I’m upset.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yeah. Though I’ve learned to put up and shut up over the years, since people don’t mean any harm by it.

      • Lisa_Co

        Sorry but after all her trash talk about EVERY other designer, this “don’t touch me” just makes me hate her more.

        • alula_auburn

          Oh, I did find her trash talk to be very annoying and not nearly as witty as she thought; I just have major Issues about touch (both psychological and physical–I have fibromyalgia, so a lot of times hugs literally do hurt) so I always perk up a little when I hear that articulated, especially in the fake/forced intimacy of something like a reality show.

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

            My therapist back in the bad old days used to warn people in group sessions not to touch me. It didn’t hurt, I just really hate it. For one thing, on national television, I wouldn’t want to risk a big meltdown, and so I’d be looking to stay very self-contained. Someone else touching you can break that psychological barrier down.

            After years of practice, I can now stand it… most of the time. But like when my dad died, I screamed when one of the nurses tried to touch me — I’m still not sure if she was trying to hug me or what, but I knew I didn’t want anyone within 3 feet of me.

        • formerlyAnon

          Some people were just not raised to be physical. My family are physical in the family circle, but not outside of it. It took me years to remember that some people *expect* you to hug or half-hug them on greeting or parting, and to look for cues. I don’t *mind* doing it if I know and like you, and I can tolerate it easily (briefly) even if I don’t know you, it just never occurs to me that that much contact is the normal next step.

        • Carrieanno

          I totally get it. Some people are just wired that way. It can be a defense mechanism of sorts.

      • Zorkness

        We don’t know about Michelle’s life, so I would give her a pass on the not hugging. I can understand. She is in purgatory. Michelle and Stanley both have great finishing skills because they are both control freaks. He likes to control actions while Michelle likes to control her emotions.

        • http://twitter.com/DuBey2 Marie Fessler

          that makes sense.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I don’t….. even understand… what just happened.

    • ChristinaRi

      omg — the Eiffel Tower — with fringe!!!

      • PastryGoddess

        Etsy Pocahantas Eiffel Tower

        • Pennymac

          Pocatower. Eiffelhontas.

          Glue! Glitter! Fringe! Crazy Eyes! blech

      • Stubenville

        Worlds biggest tepee?

        • ChristinaRi

          omg. Holding my sides laughing just thinking of it. :D

    • AthenaJ

      Ok, as much as it is probably karma for all of Michelle’s negativity, this is still bullsh!t

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        she’a also had a problem all along with not listening, both to instructions and criticism. and the she committed the biggest sin of all. she pissed off NINA!

        • l_c_ann

          OTOH, Nina also committed a sin. She pissed off the commentariat.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      So no resolution to whatever is happening to Michelle? Just… Nothing?

    • PastryGoddess

      She’s going to get to travel for inspiration and they will bring her out right before the runway show

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        maybe they’ll send her to a country and if they don’t like what she makes they’ll leave her there!

        • CarolinLA

          Take away her passport.

    • Jasmaree

      I mean, even if you want a cliffhanger, this is just a terrible way to do it. It’s just…confusing.

    • Cheryl

      It’s “Last Chance Runway” all over again.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Damn, I really need (yes, need) a third Old Brown Dog Ale. And one’s my normal limit, but the final judging tonight….. alcohol therapy required.

      • Peeve

        No kidding. I think it may be time to finish off my last shot of Belvedere!

        • blondie65

          Yep…drinking the last of my merlot. No words. I can not wrap my head around how Daniel’s Judy Jetson look was safe, while Michelle has some kind of do or die moment (it brings back really bad memories of All Stars and Uli & Josh’s “sew off”).

          • Peeve

            I’m with you on that. I loved Michelle’s outfit. It was not ‘just a t-shirt and pants’. Daniel’s was laughable.

            • Lisa_Co

              Having just rewatched seasons 1 and 2 of PR, Nina will often forgive bad execution if there is creativity or special POV. Hell, in S2 she let alot of very fugly outfits by Santino (who, BTW, had gotten so angry I thought he was going to jump off the runway and smack her) slide over better made clothes. I think Michelle did not listen(no t shirt and pants) and while wearable, her outfit did not push the creativity envelope at all. Patricia’s though ugly and badly executed have a distinct POV. I can kind of understand the judges decisions.

      • formerlyAnon

        You’re already stuffed full of ibuprofen. An extra glass of water or two and that third ale will be completely benign.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Oh, darlin’, my liver! NSAIDs and alcohol can be a dicey combo. No, I don’t have any more of Old Brown Dog, and I’m feeling pretty whupped right now. This ol’ gal should start closing all of this malarky down and head for the comfy bed and temporary oblivion. Temporary because even though I’m a dame, I seem to have prostate problems — gettin’ up in the middle of the night to visit Mrs. Murphy, more than once. Have a good week, girlfriend.

          • formerlyAnon

            Thanks for the well wishes. I understand, I love my bed, I do! (And no stranger to the nocturnal side trips, though a bit younger than you, I think. We adapt, no?)

    • PastryGoddess

      I was sober this whole show. It’s time to break out the gin now

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Oh, PastryGoddess, this show needs constant cushioning from alcohol. Catch up fast!

        • PastryGoddess

          I really don’t know why I didn’t start drinking at the beginning of the show. I won’t do that again

    • Louise Bryan

      What’s with the guy with the extra-super-long nose hair?

    • Victor Liu

      Manufactured drama.
      Michelle gets “auf’d” and then comes back to be in the finals like she deserves for better ”storyline“.

    • guest2visits

      Give me a break tonight Disqus.

      • formerlyAnon

        New Disqus struggles far worse than did Old Disqus when traffic is heavy, apparently.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Disqus is a force unto itself. And completely looney and not commenter-friendly.

    • OrigamiRose

      Okay I missed the fun but it seems as if there was a major WTF elimination, eh? (I’m all for spoilers!)

      • Stubenville

        Michelle was “eliminated” (she made exactly what Nina said not to make) but there was a “we’ll give you a last chance” from Heidi and the words “to be continued…” appeared on screen. Apparently in the next episode, Michelle will be asked to remake her look in three minutes while twirling a flaming baton and tap dancing.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Comments above, comments below, but where the heck ARE THEY, DISQUS?? Not to be found without more effort than one should have to expend. Grrrrrr.

    • Nelliebelle1197

      I hate this new commenting system, Dis-qust-us!

    • l_c_ann

      There’s a hiddy lime green dress out there (in Tim’s closet) that STILL has Nina’s name on it.

      • formerlyAnon

        And I will Never Forget. Never, never, never. Nina owes us.

    • annaplurabelle

      The only way I can read DISQUS at length without going crazy is to keep the setting on “newest” and read from the bottom up. The other settings have that “re-posting” phenomena.

      • OrigamiRose

        Do not try reading Disqus on a mobile. Omg, it was rage-inducing.

    • BPlease

      The *only* outfit suited for a magazine editorial in this episode was Michelle’s. Stanley’s jacket was off in terms of color and proportion (within the outfit and just looking at the jacket alone). Layana’s looked like it was put together by Dr. Frankenstein — except for the skirt, which looks like a Home Ec project from 20+ years ago, in cheap fabric. Daniel’s taste is all in his mouth. (Look at the shoes he put on his model – you don’t even need to look at what he designed, and the less you look at that suit, the better.) Patricia’s dress looks like a parody of what a really insensitive person thinks a Native American fashion designer might throw together. What bullshit!

      • http://twitter.com/DuBey2 Marie Fessler

        This: Patricia’s dress looks like a parody of what a really insensitive
        person thinks a Native American fashion designer might throw together.

    • Lisa_Co

      Patricia is this season’s Santino but without the personality, humor or ability to intimidate. The fact that Nina chose Santino over Nick Verreos for the final 3 (especially after Santino yelled at her in the lingerie challenge) reminds me of this championing of Patricia. “Vision” is more important to Nina than wearable clothes.

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

      “French Seams” on Project Runway, Merde!

      • MoHub

        Uli did French seams on her couture dress in season 3.

        By hand.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      Blah whinny characters and fake drama. Project Runway – what have they done to you. We are down to the final 4 and I still have to ask myself, now which one is Daniel again? I do have to admit a surprising number of the clothes they’ve made this season have been good. I think Michelle is the best designer but I just don’t like her at at all so I can’t get all worked up about her being eliminated – surprise – not eliminated. Whatever. Watching whinners apparently makes me whinny too. I’m going to have another glass of wine and move on.

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

      Sorry…but Richard can’t sew a damn thing! It’s just like season 9…except he doesn’t win!

    • ccm800

      Snooze of an episode. Gimmick and dumb cliff hanger which no one cares about

    • guest2visits

      After trying to understand what Disqus is doing to the comments tonight I have just given up. I don’t know how to fix
      the line-up now. Did someone mention Orange Muscato earlier; because that sounds like the kind of cure I could use. Something to make me sweet so I don’t write effing- Disqus a thousand times.
      On a date with my guy tonight so I missed the first half. Surely I still love him if I’m giving up (some) precious PR time!
      I take it they were paired with auf’t designers via button bag. I would sooo loved to have seen the picks and the auf’t
      designers feelings about it all. I liked Stanley’s, but it was also a bit boring. I thought the white pantaloon/skirt was not
      original and not as wonderfully editorial as the judges did. The jacket was nice but I didn’t really enjoy the rolled look of
      the sleeves with the rest, it was a slight miss for me. I liked what Layana did for the upper portion of her dress, but the
      skirt looked uneven and unpolished. Not sure about the material she used for the top either; sometimes it looked fine,
      sometimes very cheap and pleathery. Daniel’s fabric was really nice, but apart from the shorts, and the styling for his
      model; nothing about it appealed to me. I didn’t think the ‘wings’ he made for the shoulders worked over the tiny shorts;
      possibly with a longer skirt, or as part of a dress – it would have been a better design element and not so separate from
      the outfit. Also, the way the closures were exposed in the front looked very un-chic, and less then perfect. And I don’t
      think a pair of wonky bubbles on the shoulders were enough to make this very simple shorts and jacket ‘editorial’.
      It was between his and Patricia’s for the auf, to me. I missed all of Patricia’s previous drafts, but once again I see she
      still had time to do something “crafty’ as opposed to making a decent, well fit garment. I liked the fabric and color of the
      dress, and I liked the light buck skin color of the attached fringes; but as with a lot of her material choices on PR –
      I didn’t think they worked well together. The suede looking fringe and the delicate silken material neither complemented
      nor played off their contradiction in a satisfactory way. The result was more craft project and less art.
      The dress looked like so-so fringe attached as an after thought to a clumsily built dress.
      As simple looking as Michelle’s design was it still had the most impact on the RW. I think it was alot more skillful than
      a simple t-shirt and pants, and it showed best when moving. I don’t think it would have had any problem being photo-
      graghed beautifully…. but I missed Nina’s advise earlier, so I guess it wasn’t editorial enough for her. Still, much more
      interesting than Daniel’s or Patricia’s in my mind. It was between Michelle’s and Stanley’s for the win.

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

      No comment on LAYANA’S cooky and somewhat tacky organza skirt?

      • BrooklynBomber

        I wondered about that, too. The top was cool(ish), but the skirt. . . hmmmm. I know there’s a lot more discussion than we see, and I can’t help but wonder what they said about that skirt.

        • Stubenville

          I liked the idea of the top, but it was way too tight, so it looked like sausage casing in the close-up on TV. Maybe the stills will look better when TLo get them up.

          • BrooklynBomber

            Agree. Cool idea, not badly executed, but a little off.

      • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

        Thank you, Bert. It was making me crazy. Honestly, I hated the top, too, and I was a total Dungeons & Dragons nerd as a young thing, so I should have loved it.

      • MoHub

        Hi Bert! Good to see you here. Wish you were blogging on Lifetime this season; we need you.

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

      Apparently “editorial” will never mean understated, minimal and modern! It’s a sad, sad world!

      • PastryGoddess

        Bert! We miss you!

    • Brad Watson

      WTF was that skirt Layanna put out there with the blue armor? Not so much as a peep from anyone about it. But Michelle’s look, the chicest thing out there, was a throwaway. Please. Gawd, I hate these people.

    • ZnSD

      OH NO NOT PALAZZO PANTS! Bitch, please. If a fashionista told you “OMG IT’S IN FASHION!” You’d be BEGGING for it. STFU.

      • MoHub

        Palazzo pants with big winglike pockets!

        • ZnSD

          With big shoulders! And tons of fringe! It’s FASHION! It’s ON TREND! Sometimes they just make me want to vomit.

    • Stubenville

      Dear Disqus; you are insane. Why did you just repost a comment I made twelve hours ago?

      • siriuslover

        I just received a comment to a post I made a year ago. Seriously. It is insane.

        • Indovina

          That happened to me last week. In fact, Disqus felt obliged to notify me twice about it. And claimed it had been made “5 hours ago”.

    • UsedtobeEP

      I had to miss last night because of kid obligations, but I can always go back and read in the morning. Man, I am finding Disqus hard to follow lately on rereads. What gives with this new format? Ugh.

    • MoHub

      Much as I disliked Patricia’s offering, it really chapped my ass when she was criticized for “making a tent” when Stanley was rewarded for doing the same in the previous challenge. Stanley’s dress last week may have been better constructed, but it was a shapeless tent all the same.

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      I was pretty surprised that Patricia remained (I was falling asleep) until I watched the show again. I think that Michelle needed to be taught a lesson by Nina because she ignored Nina completely–although that’s a big stretch to call that beautiful blouse a t-shirt. I loved her outfit, but her early stuff wasn’t good enough to predict she’d be a finalist. I’ll be absolutely shocked if Daniel wins. He’d be a great team player, good at constructing. His aesthetics aren’t good.That yellow jacket was a nightmare. I HATE pointy shoulders. I personally think the winner will be Stanley or Layana.

    • ChristinaRi

      Patricia ftw.