T LOunge

Posted on April 11, 2013

Pack your caftans and your coke mirrors, darlings! We’re jetting off to sunny MOROCCO! Where we intend to sit in a cool, dark bar and eye-sex strangers.

 



Le Bar Italien at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

We are so there, bitches.

Also, Lifetime has something they want to tell you:

“For the remainder of this season of Lifetime’s Emmy® Award-nominated Project Runway, viewers and fashionistas will get their fill with three straight weeks of extended two-hour episodes, starting Thursday, April 11th, from 9:00pm- 11:00pm ET/PT, when guest judge multiple Grammy winner John Legend lends his hand to decide which designers get to go to Fashion Week as the remaining designers travel to Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and London seeking inspiration for their final challenge.

Project Runway’s two-part finale, beginning April 18th, will showcase the finalists working on their collections and hometown visits with co-host and mentor Tim Gunn, concluding on April 25th with the eagerly anticipated final runway show at Lincoln Center, where Michael Kors returns to the series as the finale’s guest judge to help determine the winner with Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen.

On Thursday, May 2, at 9pm ET/PT, Lifetime will air The Project Runway Season 11 Reunion Special, in which all 16 talented designers from Season 11 will return one last time to have their chance to rant, rave and reminisce about their experience on the show with host and Marie Claire’s Senior Fashion Editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi.”

So yeah, they’re milking this for all its worth.

Guest judge John Legend, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

Having John Legend as a judge should be at least a little interesting.

As for us, we had ourselves a little Carrie day. Did a radio appearance this morning and then dashed around NYC, eating and shopping. Actually, Carrie didn’t do that much eating, did she? Anyway, we went to Uniqlo – or as we like to call it, “Japanese Gap” – and spent entirely too much money on a casual summer wardrobe, but it was worth it. We’re telling you this because we’re currently on a train heading home and have absolutely no idea what the above video depicts because it won’t play. Why don’t you all fuck with us a little and make up a synopsis of the preview?

[Photo Credit: Lifetime, mamounia.com - Video Credit: Lifetime]

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  • unbornfawn

    2 hours episodes? 90 minutes is already too long.

  • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

    Those barstools are fantastic. Like little, tall divans.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Faraway places! I wanna go! I’m jealous of Patrica getting to go to Paris.
    My take on the proceedings tonight? Either Daniel or Patricia go home, after Michelle wins her second chance.
    Also, bet they send 4 to Fashion Week.
    Champagne please! I’ve been doing alterations on a client’s drag outfit, and I need it.

    • Sarah

      Me too. I submitted an exam and missed an entire question (just whiffed it) and got a *gasp* B. My professor said I could resubmit for more points, since I’m a good student, but not to tell anyone. So naturally, I bragged all over Facebook. But I still don’t feel like going back and doing that damn essay. Me wants to drink and watch two hours of European PR!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Hell, if it won’t affect your overall grade, I say screw it, sit back and get quietly digitally snockered with me and the rest of the BKs.

        • Sarah

          Heck yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. She didn’t give me a timeframe on the resubmit, either, so that was her mistake. Month ’til the end of the semester, Dr. Miss Thang.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Here’s your champers, babe.

          • Sarah

            Sweet. I think I left my coke mirror in 1996, though…

    • MilaXX

      of course they do. Right after debating furiously about how this was the toughest season yet. *eyeroll*

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Right? Sad how easily read they have become.

    • formerlyAnon

      Oh sweetie, you know they’ll just shepherd them through some deserted Cultural Treasure for “inspiration,” film some ridiculous stilted interaction with a Foreign Person and then force them back on the plane(s). The PAs will probably barely have time to take turns sneaking off to buy coffee & croissants. ETA: the point being, don’t be jealous! Your next trip will be 10 million times better than any of theirs.

      • Sarah

        “Ridiculous stilted interaction” – NOW who is psychic? I’m pretty sure you’ve got that one right.

        • formerlyAnon

          I admit to curiosity as to what the Cultural Treasure will be in Berlin. Unlike the other destination cities, I don’t know enough about Berlin to even speculate.

          • Sarah

            All I can think of is the Wall and the Brandenburg Gate. It is probably too much to hope that we might be lucky enough to learn something edifying about Berlin in this episode, no?

          • formerlyAnon

            Yes.

          • Sarah

            But they did show more than that, so I am pleasantly surprised.

          • demidaemon

            I’ve been to Berlin and there is plenty to see. They could have surprised us with a visit to the local concentration camp, but it may have been too dark for Lifetime. *snort*

            Also myriad museums (I believe it has the most museums per capita in Europe, if not the world).

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        All too true!

    • Stubenville

      Don’t be jealous; Patricia will not be nibbling macarons at Ladurée or spending an afternoon in the Louvre.

  • Sarah

    “John Legend tells Patricia to get the fuck out…this week, on Project Runway.” Is what’s up.

    • Sarah

      I amend myself – stating now, for the record, that I do believe Layana deserved the auf, so my apologies, Patricia and your dryer sheet jacket.

    • CozyCat

      My favorite moment was when he basically admitted that he had no idea what he was talking about. Best statement by a guest judge ever!

      • Sarah

        Yes, quite self-aware and genuine of him.

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

        That was a great moment. I think, though, that he made some good observations. I was expecting him to just sit there and look cute.

  • carolclark12

    Priscilla cries, Michelle looks confused, Daniel squeals and claps, they’re going to different countries … yawn.

  • alyce1213

    Heidi appears in a dress that is neither too short nor too tight — but still shiny, and announces the Great Project Runway Diaspora.

    I love Uniqlo!

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

    Oh gawd Kittens, do you WANT two hours? Bless.
    Uncles, your day sounds delightful. Enjoy your cats, your cocktails and your PR.
    Cheers everyone.

    • Sarah

      I DO. But I have to admit, this is because I don’t have DVR, and I hate waiting to watch PR on the computer, and I get off of work at 9 EST. So, I rush home (about 15 minutes) and usually miss the “this is your assignment” and maybe the Mood part of the show, which isn’t really a big deal, but now I’ll at least make up for it on the other end. So YES, bring on the LENGTH! MORE DIMWITTERY!

  • MilaXX

    I getting out my best eye kohl & maybe I’ll add some grass hair jewelry to my locs. I’ll be all ready for the lounge tonight.
    Not that excited about the extended time, but Scandal’s on hiatus until April 25th so I’ll check it out.
    Thinking I want something cool and soothing tonight, maybe something with cucumber and mint.

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

      We have nasty weather headed our way. Not sure if I want to drink enough to be oblivious or not at all to be vigilant.
      But cool and refreshing sounds so tempting.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      Reading your comment while picturing a hipster cat making them is cracking me up. Maybe I started the wine too soon…

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

    Lovely bar! Looks like there is a bucket of several champagne bottles already chilled.
    oh, am I one of the first ones here? Let me start a tab.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      It WAS awfully thoughtful of them to put the champagne out, in easy reach of greedy Kitten Paws. I will happily lap some up with you, Viridian.

    • another_laura

      Thanks awfully, viridian, save me a seat right by you!

    • PastryGoddess

      Tab…We are the Bitter Kittens. We don’t need no stinkin tab

      • Sarah

        Comped for Kittens! Free for Fawns!

    • 3boysful

      I’m in! Cheers, Minions! Don’t know if I can stand two full hours . . . .

  • l_c_ann

    Two hours is too many; no way I can ask DH to sit through that. I’m not sure fast forward isn’t the way to go, after all I still remember what Heidi (or whoever was taking her place) wore to the finale and how I still can’t figure out what happened to her face.

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

    They had Michelle and Patricia do a blindfolded shootout duel to determine which of them could stay in the competition.

    • PastryGoddess

      Patricia’s eyes are no match for a mere blindfold

  • schadenfreudelicious

    i have inbibed in that very bar, it is indeed as decadent as it looks :)

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      (Insert massive jealousy here)

      • schadenfreudelicious

        :) twas a trip from my sweetie for my 50th birthday, La Mamounia is truly like something out of a dream, i would love to go back to Marrakech one day

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Take me with you!

          • schadenfreudelicious

            you would go wild with the fabrics and colors in the souks, its a sensory overload!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Remind me to tell you sometime about wandering through the fabric quarter in Mysore in India. I still dream about the color.

          • formerlyAnon

            More jealous!

          • schadenfreudelicious

            ok, now i am jealous, and yes please do tell, India is on my must see travel list!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Mysore is in South central India and is a huge, lovely city. The textile quarter goes on for blocks and is just one amazing place full of dazzling silks, and cottons after another. Then there are the shops that deal only in trims, of only in beadwork. This is of course different from the acres of sari shops that fill another part of town. Prepare to be overwhelmed.

          • Call me Bee

            (drooling…)

          • Denise Plank

            I teared up.

          • formerlyAnon

            Jealous.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1451670904 Claire McBride

      I am fascinated by the ceilings. I think I would get a sore neck from looking at them the whole time.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        google La Mamounia, it’s beyond opulent in it’s beauty :)

  • PastryGoddess

    Alas I won’t be joining you for this shitshow this week Kittens. Mama is putting on her salsa shoes and going out on the town.

    However I will be watching this on DVR when I get back home. I’ll just need to know how strong of a drink I’ll need
    Wine?
    Gin?
    Moonshine?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      All of the above in one glass, would be my guess. Have a fabulous time!!!!!

    • Violina23

      Sounds like a lot more fun than watching 2 hours of PR bitchery ;) Have fun!

    • Qitkat

      White lightning!
      Do the Bitter Kitten Salsa for all of us. Undoubtedly you will have more fun.

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

        I love the idea that we have our own dance. It should be called the “oh my god, WTH are the judges thinking?” dance.

        • Qitkat

          “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
          – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    • Stubenville

      Kerosene most likely.

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that

    Patrica: will have some sort of fringe and or tacked on shit.
    Daniel: will be dressing the 2013 Ms. Geriatric (insert city here) with the latest designs from 1958
    Lanaya: will say “LIKE” 50 bajillion times and cause the cameraman’s ears to start bleeding
    Stanley zzzzzwellmadezzzzzzzzzzzblackzzzzzzzbrownzzzzzzwhitezzzzzzz *Bonus points for twitter bitchery*
    Michelle: will talk for approximately 3/4 of the show and then either redeem herself or crash and burn

    • Sarah

      Hehee you got that right. Especially the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s. I don’t tweet but I would almost start just to find out WTF Stanley has to say.

    • Violina23

      I predict Daniel will make a Jacket, and twirl his mustache

      • formerlyAnon

        Psychics. I am surrounded by fucking psychics! If I had that much affect left, I would be really excited. As it is, I will just sit near, and hope the glow of probable correctness and righteousness will do good things to my complexion.

        • Sarah

          Psychics, or horrendously predictable contestants, take your pick. Correctness, in any case, is almost certain.

    • jjfg

      Aaaaaaaand… Daniel and Patricia will be in the bottom two, but the judges will want to see more from them both before making their final decision…. And balh blah blah blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzz…………

  • formerlyAnon

    I am tired. I trust you all will be your usual scintillating selves or I’ll be curling up on one of those sofas in the back and dozing off. I am not as enchanted at the field trip to the capitals of Europe as I think Lifetime believed I would be.

    • EveEve

      seriously, is there anything more trite than Eiffel Tower-inspired ‘fashion’?

  • Violina23

    I’m cranky and pregnant with 2 months to go. Someone have a huge-ass margarita for me, mmmkay?

    • formerlyAnon

      You can sit with me. In the cranky section. Also, I’ve called dibs on one of the couches – you can stretch out, get comfy. Cranky women, one of them 7 months along – nobody’s gonna crowd us out. We will, of course, make room for our fellow Bitter Kittens.

      • SouthernGirlRena

        I’m actually in a great mood because I got out of work 3 hours early
        today but I do love me some margaritas. My I join you ladies? I am
        sure I will be cranky once the show starts.

        • EveEve

          Ima join too. Waiting for my 14 hour flight to board (to a place apparently within range of N Korean nukes-oy) and snagged a plug in, which I refuse to relinquish to go get a drink. So maybe if y’all don’t mind, make it a pitcher of ‘ritas, and let’s pass it around the lounge this once, shall we?

          • SouthernGirlRena

            My goodness, that is a long flight. I’ve had a 14 1/2 flight with a layover after 10 hours. It was worth it because I was gong somewhere fabulous. I hope your trip ends up fabulous too! Stay safe. The plane probably doesn’t have margaritas but surely there will be something to help you sleep.

  • OrigamiRose

    TWO HOURS?

    *screams*

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

      I bring my iPad to the living room and check on comments here in the lounge when there is a commercial. Or when Layana starts talking, or well…. Take your pick.

    • Stubenville

      Pace yourself, or you’ll be as drunk as a skunk before their planes land in euroland!

      • SouthernGirlRena

        Stubenville, are you by chance from the south? Because drunk as a skunk is a southern saying, along with drunker than Cooter Brown, and three sheets to the wind,

        • Stubenville

          No, from the northeast, but I speak “southern.”

  • formerlyAnon

    P.S. Sounds like a productive day in NYC – you fellas work hard and deserve a moderate indulgence or two!

  • Funkykatt

    Yep, it’s gonna be a world war with Patricia affixing herself with North Korea’s supreme leader until they get into a argument after Patricia brings up her tribe over and over again to the point where Kim Jong Un can’t take anymore and tosses her into one of their gulags. None of the other contestants notice as it’s just another drama day with Patricia.

  • Trisha26

    Set to Apocalyptic/Zombie Invasion/Transformer techno we’re informed the competitors have gone global – in fact they’re at war! Wearing a stunning leather outfit, the brilliant scientist Nina analyzes evidence brought back from European countries only to cry out “she’s at risk!” after seeing some unspeakable horror. Layana, obviously in the Megan Fox role, wears lace bootie shorts in a Cathedral, while Patricia, apparently infected by an emoticon, dances and cries. Zac Posen, sporting a red ribbon medallion on his lapel, plays the son of General John Legend, a military mastermind who doesn’t wear a uniform, or a tie.

  • Indovina

    A synopsis of the preview:
    The remaining five are sent to Europe to meet with Interpol contacts in hopes of taking down a shadowy international cartel. When they get there, however, it turns out one of them is a double agent working with the cartel to eliminate the rest – but, being separated, none of them know which of the others is the traitor, except for the traitor.

    The twist? Internal Affairs was in on it the whole time.

    Now, I know what you’re thinking: that’s not even remotely plausible.
    … And that’s a good point.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Actually, considering just how far the PR shark has jumped, I would buy it.

      • Indovina

        True! It would have about as much to do with fashion at this point.

    • formerlyAnon

      XXOO
      This makes a great deal of sense. Why else would one of the unashamedly chintziest shows on t.v., the champion of relentless product placement, fly people to Europe?

      • Indovina

        Indeed! The plot thickens. (Apparently, I’m in an “! ” mood at the moment.)

  • spinachleaf

    Who’s John Legend?

    • Sarah

      He’s a singer/songwriter and recipient of 9 Grammies. Plays piano and does a soul/R&B/smooth jazz kind of thing. Not bad.

    • MilaXX

      R & B singer.

    • alula_auburn

      And he was in the Colbert Christmas special several years ago, which gives him 20-plus cool points in my book.

    • DinaSews

      He is a singer who is very opinionated about clothes. I saw him on the Chris March show.

  • formerlyAnon

    Enjoy and post fully and bitterly, compadres! I rely on you all to judge whether I’ll watch the replay tomorrow.

    The number of comments I’ve made indicates the failure of my plan to stay at work and therefore force myself to actually, um, work. So I’m calling it a night, going home, hoping guilt will drive me to some productivity. But if not, the bed will sing its siren song.

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

      I know I will… I am a glutton for punishment apparently

  • DeTrop

    Being of a ‘certain age’, I know very little about John Legend. Well I can see he’s handsome. I have a feeling he’ll take one look at Layana and she’ll get his vote. The preview shows a crying Patricia?????? The preview also shows Tim and Heidi telling the remaining five – yes Michelle was there – they were going to Europe. Everyone looked excited except – you guessed it – Michelle. I’m wondering what’s up and if she is really going to Europe. Inquiring minds want to know.

    Meantime, I’ve got some Bordeaux breathing. Hope it’s a great show.

  • MzzPants

    Well, since you asked…The preview shows Nina arriving in full Cat Woman leathers. She commands Posen to untuck and relax a little. She then puts Heidi in a headlock and forces her into permanent supportive undergarments. The ending is not revealed, but you get a quick glimpse of La Nina using a bullwhip, contestants and camera crew running for their lives, and a crown to rival RuPaul’s being hoisted on her head. I dunno’. They could be leading us to wrong conclusions with this one…

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Someone needs to make this happen.

  • CarolinLA

    Maybe the extra half hour will include time to teach Stanley how to indicate his emotions on his HP touchpad.

  • CarolinLA

    Maybe the extra half hour will include time for Patricia to see the thyroid Medicine Man.

    • MoHub

      That was totally uncalled for. May the ghost of Marty Feldman haunt your dreams at night.

  • CarolinLA

    Maybe the extra half hour will include time for the silent film of Daniel/Snidely tying Layana to the tracks of the A train as her screams of “Betrayed!!” go unheeded.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783500814 Amelia Pitts

      Betrayded!

  • CarolinLA

    Each person flies to Europe and is met by Richard at the airport who is there to help them with their luggage but he makes a bracelet instead.

  • Stubenville

    Why is Nina dressed as a dominatrix?

    • CozyCat

      type casting

  • Stubenville

    So what happens to Michelle? I bet there is a walk off sudden death makeover of her runway outfit, she recuts the pants into a micro mini and Nina screams “brilliant!” allowing Tattoo Girl to compete.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I had the whole wrong idea when you said “Carrie” day. I was wondering when the bloody prom dresses came into it.

    Maybe it’s just me. ;p

    • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

      Not just you. ^_^

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

      I can see the problem — I only knew it because they’ve explained before :D

  • CarolinLA

    John Legend was so creepy on Chris March’s show when he had input on his model-girlfriend’s garment. He kept talking about the cutout on the sides at the waist being a perfect place to insert his hand. Ick.

    • Peeve

      Totally agree. He also creeped me out because he was such a control freak about what he thought his fiance should wear. A little too specific and controlling. I decided I didn’t like him much. Hope I’m wrong.

      Barkeep–Manhattan, up, and keep ‘em coming, please!

    • blondie65

      Ick is right…control freak

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783500814 Amelia Pitts

    Project Runway and RuPaul’s Drag Race join forces where the designers have to make the clothing for the Queens – teamed up through the mini-challenge. It will end after a long complicated show full of tears and glitter with Daniel and Roxxxy having to lip sync for your life.

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

      I would pay good money to see that. Oooh… maybe they could have a cry-off. Daniel would take that, hands down.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    One of the contestant, tres fatigue and sick of ZP’s non-sensical critiques, lashes out with the scathing, ‘Zac, you’re such a tool.’ And Nina peps up, smiles, and says, ‘Yes! Yes! That’s what I think too!’ and then Nina and the lucky contestant head out for a drink and become the best of friends snickering about Zac and his sad little old lady turtleneck and icky Ann Taylor suit the color of orphanage-porridge.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      ^Love this.

  • CarolinLA

    Maybe the extra half hour will include time to show all of Michelle’s good comments in the confessional. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Ah, who are we kiddin’? There weren’t any.

  • OrigamiRose

    Well, that was pointless.

    • alula_auburn

      It makes that ridiculous Uli vs. Josh moment seem like a masterstroke of creativity.

  • Peeve

    Like Michelle just said, aren’t ALL challenges do or die? How stupid they must think we are!

    • Cheryl

      (<<<<< Is that your pet, Peeve?)

      • Peeve

        (snort!) Actually, it’s my pet Marley. My pet Peeve was the world’s greatest cat who died about 10 years ago. As you can see by my screen name, she’s gone but definitely not forgotten! (and yes, I got a lot of yuks about naming her Peeve.)

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

      That’s exactly what I said too. Stupid PR.

    • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

      Right? I was all braced for some “turn those green pants into a 1980s-style blazer” ridiculousness… actually, you know what, it’s probably better this way…

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

        I expected that, at the least, Michelle to have to win the challenge in order to stay. Some kind of criterion would have made sense. Instead it was “Michelle, you don’t get to go to Europe. Nyah, nyah.” More middle-school BS. It felt like she was the only 8th grader not invited to the popular girl’s birthday party.

  • Call me Bee

    Whew–I made it. I’m at my semi-annual quilt retreat, holed up in a dumpy motel in Small-Town Wisconsin with 20 other woman from other small towns…and having a blast!! We eat and gossip and drink and even get some sewing done.

    I am so envious that they are going to Europe. *sigh*

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      “semi-annual quilt retreat” – that sounds awesome!

    • Peeve

      That sounds like fun–even being in a dumpy hotel. I was just talking to my hairstylist who was on a girls’ trip to Nashville with 10 other women. I’ve worked with all men for so long, I only have a few girlfriends. I think we need a trip, too! I miss the company of women.

    • DinaSews

      I’m an avid sewer but never tried quilting. any advice for someone just getting started?

      • Call me Bee

        There are myriad magazines and books out there. When I got started, I just read and got inspired by all the patterns and yummy fabrics. Find a local quilt shop and revel in the fabric–it is all so beautiful. Talk to the salespeople; they will help a lot. If you can, go to a quilt show given by a local guild. They are awesome, too. Then, dive right in! it’s so fun. There’s a huge community out there, and we always welcome new people. :)

  • Stubenville

    I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it…

    • alula_auburn

      I’m so. . .so. . .SCARED!

      (I mean bored.)

  • Peeve

    Good Christ, does the nightmare never end with the partners?

    • Call me Bee

      I guess that’s cuz they’re supposed to be…teams…?

      • Peeve

        You’re right, but this is just tiring….

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

    That’s just mean.

    • annaplurabelle

      I know, right?! Eliminated contestants go to Europe and Michelle has to stay home. What crap.

      • EveEve

        maybe she couldnt get a passport for some reason?

        • annaplurabelle

          I think they’re going for a redemption arc, and she’s going to win this – probably will win the final as well. It’s still crap, but it’s fake crap to create drama.

          • EveEve

            It certainly saves them money

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        The minute she said she didn’t want to be emotional on camera I know they would kick the crap out of her/push her buttons.

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

          Yep, I’m convinced that’s what this whole thing was about. Let’s pick on the tough girl until she breaks down. Ugh!

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

        Maybe it’s mean, but I think I’d rather stay home and have the advantage of no jet lag. I can go to Europe when I win and I don’t have to do it with the batshit production people!

        • 3boysful

          I totally agree. The “lucky” ones in Europe are too freaked out looking for inspiration to enjoy anything.

  • alula_auburn

    I’m amazed they restrained themselves from pairing Richard and Patricia again.

  • Jasmaree

    They still haven’t explained what the “Do or Die” thing is. I get the feeling that it’s just “we decided not to eliminate anyone, but we’ll just call it something else for drama.” Other than the fact that she stays in NYC, I don’t see a difference.

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

      Not a difference in sight.

    • Courtney

      They’re going to be extra nasty to her during judging? That seems to be the only difference I can sense thus far.

  • alula_auburn

    Wow. Heidi and Tim. Sound so natural. In their. Banter.

  • Call me Bee

    Oh gosh. It’d take e a day to get over my airsickness…..much less get on two flights in two days. Barf.

    • Cheryl

      To buy fabric. While poor Michelle has to shop at Mood. Sucks to be you, Mood!

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

        And no Swatch sighting. A Swatch sighting is often the highlight of the episode. Sucks to be us.

  • DeTrop

    All right I’m anxious. Richard and Stanley. I can only imagine. The dynamics between Tu and Michelle should be interesting too. The others got lucky with their assistants. Let’s see.

  • April

    Two things: 1. Michelle has an accidental (deliberate?) advantage here with the worth of US dollars vs. Euros. 2. Stanley deserves Richard after what he put dear Tu through last week.

    • Jasmaree

      As far as 1 goes, I thought that too. I imagine that fabric in Paris will be much more expensive than Mood.

      • Stubenville

        The Euro zone conversion rate makes it at least a third more expensive. London is even worse.

      • Wellworn

        London will be the worst monetarily.

      • Danielle

        Eh, Mood isn’t cheap. I wish that Michelle had gone to somewhere else. There are many stores right in the same area that have better fabrics at better prices. The only real advantage to going to Mood is that they have a huge variety. (but if you’re a student, they have a really good swatching policy)

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

      Michelle also has the advantage of not dealing with the travel and jet lag.

  • Stubenville

    One day in Europe. Of course.

  • M. H. Leader

    Can anyone explain why people flying to Europe for ONE DAY are taking huge amounts of luggage with them??? Seriously?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

      Because PR rented out their hotel rooms while they were gone to make up the cash.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Late to the LOunge tonight, but I’ve decided that Michelle now has an advantage staying back in NY because she won’t be fatigued from travel and unfamiliar-surroundings-overload. GO MICHELLE.

    • Call me Bee

      Ditto!

    • Cheryl

      Plus she can get a good-luck lick from Swatch!

  • M. H. Leader

    Daniel is thinking of a wall that came down almost a quarter century ago???

    • Call me Bee

      Well yeah. We remember when that happened and it was a BIG deal. BIG.

      • blondie65

        Exactly…..Daniel is in his mid 40′s. For those of us in that age group, that wall coming down was a major historical event. I think seeing it in person, I also would have been just as moved as he was.

        • l_c_ann

          Heck, it was good to see what it’s become since it opened up and for Berlin, it IS a big thing

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I first went to Berlin in 1996 for a conference, and there was not as much integration of the East and West sides then as there is now (it’s seamless – was there 2 years ago), so the Wall, the Brandenburg Gate and Soviet structures were a Big Deal. For his age (unlike the clueless yout’s) he’s reacting quite appropriately – his first European trip, no less.

      • Call me Bee

        Yeah–especially for those of us that had family behind the Iron Curtain. The wall coming down was the beginning of the whole Soviet machine coming down. Good riddance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783500814 Amelia Pitts

      Hey there now! :) Most of us remember how old we were and who we were with when we watched it on tv. We had to tell my Grandpa to stop shaking his cane at David Hasselhoff who was singing on the wall at the time. My parents and their parents remember the wall going up. It was a huge deal and it’s raising and it’s fall were both major points / turning points in the Cold War.

      Don’t feel bad. Just imagine 30 years from now listening to a kid say out loud: “So and So is thinking about a couple of buildings that were attacked a quarter of a century ago?”

  • alula_auburn

    So by inspiration do they really mean stereotypical stock footage?

  • artgirl9

    So let me get this straight. Richard who can’t sew his way out of a paper bag, let alone design, gets to go to London while Michelle who made a beautiful outfit last week has to stay back in NY. This is stupid.

    • Wellworn

      Richard keeps coming back, like that painful pus filled zit on my chin that I have had for the last 30 years.

  • M. H. Leader

    And Michele is crying poor-poor-pitiful-me because she didn’t get to go to europe. She could have/should have been sent HOME…

  • alyce1213

    What — they couldn’t send Michelle to Milan?
    I’m so jealous that Patricia got to spend $1,000 on fabric in Paris. Wonder where they shopped.
    Ugh — Richard.

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

      I wonder why none of them were sent to Milan. Barcelona and Berlin aren’t exactly fashion capitals.

      • Stubenville

        I agree with you about Milan for fashion, but it’s not very photogenic. Other than that wild needle-and-thread sculpture by Claes Odenburg in Piazza Cadorna.

    • Stubenville

      There are a lot of fabric shops in the 18th, down the hill from Sacré-Cœur. Perhaps there?

      • alyce1213

        That’s what I was thinking. I recall a shop window that had at least two thousand colors of tulle, and spending about 4 hours in the greatest button shop imaginable.

    • Call me Bee

      That’s what I thought–Milan!

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t LOOK like she spent $1000. Neither does Daniel’s.

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

    So basically, their European jaunts involve driving around the city for an hour, taking pictures then going back to NY? How fun.

    • Stubenville

      Don’t forget the jet lag and sixteen hours total in a coach seat! Fun!

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

        That’s why I think Michelle has the edge here. She doesn’t have to deal with that.

        • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

          i just hope she sees that before it’s too late – so far it doesn’t seem to be the case

    • l_c_ann

      That’s ok, they packed for a week instead of 22 hours.

  • Stubenville

    Is everyone else seeing the ugly Sweet ‘N Low backgrounds on this page, or has Google targeted me with my own personal Hell?

    • Peeve

      Yep, I see them and share your pain.

    • EveEve

      I get them too, on the laptop, not the mobile. Accidentally clicked on it and will probably regret it for ever

    • DinaSews

      Haha. I see it too.

    • Call me Bee

      Not just you. It’s everywhere.

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

      No I think we all see it,

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Well, just remember that Tom and Lorenzo’s job and work now in no small measure is this website, so they have to monetize their endeavors to earn a living. Hence, ads. It’s the way of the Internet world.

      • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

        yep, i was thinking that it’s probably a big sponsor of the site…

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

        I hadn’t thought about that. You do what you’ve gotta do…

    • OrigamiRose

      I use AdBlocker on Chrome and don’t see it there, but on Firefox? Oy.

      • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

        ooh, good tip!

    • myristica_fragrans

      i’ve been seeing it for days.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.haiduck Nancy Haiduck

      I never noticed until you mentioned it.

    • CarolinLA

      It should be an ad for Sweet ‘N TLo.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Yes. It’s been like that for a couple of days. HATE it.

    • bringbackbeatles

      I’m on an ipad and I get it too. I keep clicking it accidentally when I’m scrolling on the touch screen.

      • formerlyAnon

        I do that and I’m on my laptop. It’s the only reason why I care that it’s there – it’s laid out so it’ is impossible *NOT* to jump to the full screen ad if you accidentally miss and click on any part of it. Ah well. Money is money. I’d put up with worse for this site. It doesn’t encourage me to seek out sweet’n low, though.

  • DinaSews

    I see them too.

    • DinaSews

      This was supposed to be somewhere else. way to go Disqus

  • Jasmaree

    Guys, Patricia’s really deep because she’s inspired by GRAFFITI. No one would ever think of that. She’s totally challenging social norms here.

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

    Glad they remembered to pack their HP drawing pads!

  • guest2visits

    I’m thinking Patricia’s lucky to have Kate (she won’t use her though) and Daniel needs Amanda’s point of view too.
    Michelle is holding up well for someone getting pooped on so needlessly.

  • Wendi126

    Swear to fuck if Daniel cries one more time I’m joining him

    • demidaemon

      I just get giggly whenever he cries now. Makes the show a lot more enjoyable.

  • Peeve

    Michelle should wear that hat all the time.

    • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

      that’s Layana’s hat, yes?

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Yeah, and it looks much better on Michelle – I love that she grabbed it while L. was gone.

        • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

          totally agree. i’m kinda hoping layana will watch this later on and be, like, hey bitch stole hat! more props to michelle if so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.reager Jennifer Brown Reager

    I’ve been reading this blog almost daily since 2006. I’ve never commented in all of that time but it’s come to that point when I need y’all’s support. WHY DO I KEEP WATCHING THIS SHOW?

    Sorry for raising my voice.

    • Call me Bee

      Welcome to The Commentariat. I ask myself that same question often.

    • Peeve

      I think we all hope that someday a dress like Jay’s Chrysler Bldg. dress will turn the corner on the runway and we’ll be blown away one more time.

      Unfortunately, that gets less likely every season.

    • EveEve

      There, there…that’s what we are here for Jennifer. Welcome to the Lounge!

    • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

      I pretty much wailed that last week when all the shtuff hit the fan. Bitter Kitten fistbumps!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.reager Jennifer Brown Reager

        My husband thought something legitimately tragic had happened the way that I reacted to last week’s “decision.” He’ll sometimes watch, but he’ll never understand my TLo-enhanced perspective!

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

      I think there is some champagne left. Please,help yourself.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Yeah, it’s easier if you drink.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.reager Jennifer Brown Reager

          At this rate, I might finish my bottle of (real) sauvignon blanc!

    • Stubenville

      Because Dance Moms is on Tuesday?

      • UsedtobeEP

        You always make me laugh.

    • UsedtobeEP

      Because of the Lounge, maybe? We are all here with you, at least…

  • Stubenville

    Oh lordie – Disqus is losing it’s mind again and repeating, peating, peating.

    • DinaSews

      I sent some tweets and feedback to disqus. they were pretty receptive to my complaints. hopefully they fix some of it.

      • Stubenville

        Oh thank goodness. The repeats are so annoying.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I really think Disqus inhibits the way we interact on T Lo’s site – I used to read all the comments – I can’t figure out how to go through them (oldest/newest doesn’t work), so I don’t attempt it any more. I miss not reading everyone’s contributions.

      • Sara__B

        Oldest to newest works for me on Firefox. Usually.

      • 3boysful

        I TOTALLY agree. I was afraid I was the only one who hadn’t figured it out.

  • lessax3

    Ok, I think I have hit critical mass for ‘Wow’. Pick another word people, I’m begging you!

    • annaplurabelle

      It could be worse, it could be “awesome”, the reality show stock utterance.

  • myristica_fragrans

    patricia better not be serving hippie tent realness tonight. i want so much more for her.

    • Stubenville

      Has she done anything else?

      • myristica_fragrans

        maybe once or twice.

  • artgirl9

    Two hours is WAY too long

  • alula_auburn

    LOL, I love how Richard is all SHOCKED by the currency issue, when that was the first thing most of the Bitter Kittens noticed.

    • formerlyAnon

      Many of us, however are ancient (over 40! gasp!) and many, many, many more of us are not distracted by the compelling movie playing on an endless loop in Richard’s head. I’m not sure exactly what its plot is, but I’m sure it’s there on a larger than life screen, 3D and glorious technicolor. There is no other explanation.

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

        The plot is the same as the title. It’s Everything!

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

    Stuff house!
    Ladies happiness !

  • Jasmaree

    And, as predicted, everyone has problems buying fabric. Why did they take Daniel to such a small store?

  • Cheryl

    Has anybody here been to Mood? Do they have the same quality fabric that the designers had access to in Europe?

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      I would say yes. It seems like every fabric I fall in love with there is made in Italy, gorgeous and pricey.

  • lessax3

    I will be behind Michelle and her bad mood if its because everyone is going on and on about how amazing their 6hrs in Europe were and how AMAZING and WOW it was. I’m feeling a bit stabby towards them and I’m not getting the long version.

  • DeTrop

    Uh oh. Someone is not happy. But I bet that someone is psyched to make the best outfit. I hope Tu has Xanex.

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

    White pleather? Ew…gross.

    Does nowhere in Europe sell leather???

    • OrigamiRose

      I always hear “leather” in the voice of Stella (Cher) from a few seasons back.

      • Stubenville

        Best Stella snippet: “That Muu-muu lady” (Rachel Zoe)

  • myristica_fragrans

    did she just smack the saleswoman in the face?

  • Cheryl

    Diarrhea Brown — I can’t wait to see that.

    • alula_auburn

      It freaked me out a little when Tu was talking about the smell. . .

  • SimpleSins

    This may sound a little ridiculous, but 200 years ago there may have been a difference in what fabric you could find in Europe vs what you would find here in the US, but now how much of a difference is there really going to be between what they can get there and what they can get at Mood? It seems like Michelle is having just as much luck getting what she wants as they are.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      I would move that up a bit to until after WW2. The center of fashion was still Europe and the fabrics they manufactured were much more luxurious than what was produced in the States. If you read fashion books or magazines from during the war, the lack of material coming from overseas really challenged American designers.

      Now with everything being shipped everywhere there isn’t as much discrepancy.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    I’m surprised that the contestants (whoops, designers seem so unaware how expensive high end fabrics are….. and what’s the leather-leather-leather jones? But MICHELLE gets leather while Paris, Berlin and Barcelona don’t have it for the tourists, I mean designers

    OH STOP WITH THE TEARS, YOU BIG BABIES!!!

  • OrigamiRose

    A drink for every TH with tears? A drink for every TH with tears.

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

      Imagine the collective hangover we’d have. Has any other season of PR had as many criers as this one has?

      • OrigamiRose

        I don’t think so but it would require hazard pay to go back and confirm *grin*

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

          Heh. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

  • Peeve

    I know they’re all very tired, but, Jesus, stop crying!!!

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

    OHMYGOD MICHELLE! They are not BONDED, they all went to different countries. You had advantage by not going to Europe. Shuttup.

  • Stubenville

    Well, Michele, you can be thankful that you weren’t tossed auf the show or go home voluntarily if you don’t like how you were treated.

  • zelavie

    I just got here (40 minutes in). What’s going on with Michelle? What’s the actual challenge? Fill me in!

    • Jasmaree

      Everyone (except Michelle) went to a different European country to be inspired and buy fabric (they all got $1000). Make a pretty dress.

  • Jasmaree

    Come on, Layana, let’s not kid ourselves here. You’re the biggest whiner of the group. If it happened to you, you would never shut up about it.

    • Call me Bee

      I don’t think she’s self-aware enough to realize this very thing.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Some mean girls ‘n’ guys behavior going on from the World Travelers against Stay-At-Home Girl, hmmm?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.reager Jennifer Brown Reager

      They were all so, “Wheee! That was so great!” It seemed almost like they taped the workroom stuff before they all went out of town. That is, IF they went out of town. ;)

  • CarolinLA

    I’d rather be Michelle. She probably got more sleep than the rest of them. So quit bitching!!!!

    • UsedtobeEP

      I hate flying so much, I would be insanely jealous, and relieved at the same time. “Yay, it’s just a bus!” I would be wasted on the plane. Bad for the camera.

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

    Say it ain’t so? Patricia is creating a textile? I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING.

    • Stubenville

      Earth shattering. Alert the media.

      • nosniveling

        hahaha you guys crack me up. much more interesting than the program!

    • OrigamiRose

      And Snidely is hard at work on a jacket. Mind. Blown.

      • EveEve

        With exaggerated sharp shoulders?

        • OrigamiRose

          But you can crush them or… something?

          *spritzes Forever Krystle perfume in Snidely’s honor*

    • EveEve

      Get. Out. And I’m missing it!? /sobs/ 

  • myristica_fragrans

    stop wasting your time on boots…he’s out.

  • CarolinLA

    I hope Michelle can lift her spirits enough to start bitching about the others again.

    • myristica_fragrans

      she’ll never be that sad.

  • Jasmaree

    If I was given $1000, I’d be kind of worried about showing the judges pleather.

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

    Was using leather part of the challenge? They’re all using it (or, In Daniel’s case, pleather).

  • Stubenville

    Patricia is making Bibendum, the Michelin man.

    • ChristinaRi

      Patricia is IN. I feel it already

  • OrigamiRose

    Am I drunk? Because this “do or die” thing makes no sense to me given that Michelle seems to have the same odds as anyone else of going home tonight. Isn’t it “do or die” for every single one of them?

    Does not compute.

    • Jasmaree

      Better even. She’s well rested, and effectively had more money and more options than other designers.

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

      We think they are trying to pull one over on us.

    • Stubenville

      I think someone offers Tattoo Girl a Mountain Dew and she replies that she has to dye her fabric.

  • Stubenville

    How many hours has this been on already? Eight? Ten?

    • alula_auburn

      I’m pretty sure time has lost all meaning.

      • OrigamiRose

        Well, in the spirit of every challenge… ;)

    • OhSayNow

      Just pour yourself another drink. I have found alcohol to be the best way of getting through an episode these days.

      • unbornfawn

        If I keep drinking for the entire two hours, I’ll be hung over until Sunday!

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

    I do like Layana’s lace textile pattern.

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

      The lace did look beautiful on the roll in the fabric shop. Not sure how I feel about the way she has treated it.

    • zelavie

      Me too – I think it’s really pretty!

  • annaplurabelle

    So will there be two eliminations tonight?

    • EveEve

      This requires simple subtraction. I may not be capable of that at this pont in the evening. Next week is runway prep, no? And only three make it to the runway? And there are five right now? So…maybe?

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    OMG – a bar that I’ve been to! That’s SO cool. :)

  • ChristinaRi

    Layman a is bugging me so much this week

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    I’ve decided that I *hate* Layana’s voice. It’s a combo of whiny, almost-crying, and almost-laughing all at the same time. Seems like she’s getting the loser’s edit, so maybe I won’t have to deal with it for too much longer.

    • alula_auburn

      It makes EVERYTHING she says sound like whining, regardless of the actual content. I can’t imagine living or working with that.

    • ChristinaRi

      Lot of nasal little girl voice there.

  • Jasmaree

    Tide commercial: showing a dad not being completely incompetent with a kid. Good on ya.

    • Stubenville

      Modern parenting; instead of insisting the kid wear clean clothes, let her do whatever she wants.

    • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

      absolutely though the same thing! love the depiction of non-traditional family roles, and whatever else it may be saying about who the dad might be.

      and yes, i may be reading into it too much.

  • guest2visits

    Like what Michelle’s done with the top, but I don’t understand what she’s trying for on the bottom.
    I’m a little sick she painted on the cashmere, though.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Tim’s advice has been pretty consistently detrimental this season, I think. He encouraged the ombre treatment, but it seems Michelle pulled her punches or didn’t have the tools to achieve a strong effect.

      • guest2visits

        You’re right. But twice now he’s saved Patricia’s design – last week she was completely dead end
        without a fabric to pin her fringe on until his suggestion, and this week he told her unequivocally to
        abandon the overalls and top. I think she barely made clothes again, but it would have been even worse
        without his advice….personally I wish he had just let those looks go out the way she intended them and
        then if Heidi was still as thrilled by her ‘art’….. But then I’m mean that way.

  • Stubenville

    Oh Snidley – Nina is going to savage you over the homemade hooker boots.

    • myristica_fragrans

      that will actually make this episode exciting!

      • EveEve

        Let’s not expect TOO much. Less boring possibly.

        • myristica_fragrans

          what if she loves them? hadn’t thought about that….

          • NDC_IPCentral

            And… she does.

  • Jasmaree

    Patricia’s look is looking way too bulky, but I guess that’s what you get when you layer a bunch of fabrics on top of each other.

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    Wait – how old is Layana? She’s been wanting this for twenty years?

    • alula_auburn

      I cannot take someone under the age of 30 (absolute minimum) seriously when they whine about how long and hard they’ve worked.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        My sentiments exactly.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783500814 Amelia Pitts

        C’mon, you gotta add a few years to the belt when they’ve come from a foreign country. I think there’s more to her story than we know. Could be wrong, but I wouldn’t assume, especially with producer manipulation.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Silence is golden, something these tin-eared kids have not yet learned. For ten weeks, let alone ten years….

  • dschubba

    1. I just got home. What are the terms of Michelle’s new challenge?
    2. We’ve still got 50 minutes of judging ahead of us?!

    • Peeve

      Basically, the terms are the same they’ve always been for everyone. The only difference for her is that she didn’t get to go to Europe for inspiration and fabric. She had to stay in NYC to design. That’s it. No other restrictions.

      • dschubba

        Thanks for the update. Shame on me for thinking that nonsense at the end of last week actually MEANT something.

        • Peeve

          Ezzacly!

    • Stubenville

      Nothing. She just didn’t get to go to Europe. Which means she had a monetary advantage at Mood and isn’t jet lagged out the wazoo.

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    Oh-oh. Comments are showing up in random order again…

    • EveEve

      Yes, maybe we have overloaded Discus’ capacity to follow along.

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

    And John Legend is qualified to be a judge why?

    • OrigamiRose

      He’s famous!

  • Jasmaree

    I want to cut the cuffs off of layana’s top but otherwise, it’s really beautiful.

    • myristica_fragrans

      sheikha mozah would totally wear that coat.

      • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.haiduck Nancy Haiduck

        agree

  • Stubenville

    Hate Lala’s cuffs.

  • zelavie

    You know Michelle was holding back a serious “F*** you, Heidi” during that whole spiel.

    • Peeve

      I said exactly that for her!

  • OhSayNow

    Why does Layana’s have dead jellyfish for hands?

  • Stubenville

    Dirty cashmere

  • zelavie

    Really, Stanley?

    • Courtney

      I know, right?

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

    Visible zipper rears it’s head!

  • Stubenville

    Stanley – vintage Calvin

  • myristica_fragrans

    well….

  • NDC_IPCentral

    I went to Europe and I bought BLACK fabric!!

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

      This! Not a bad look but that fabric was nothing special.

  • Jasmaree

    Stanley’s model just gave me a good laugh.
    “Okay, she’s gonna take it off and I’ll see what’s so interesting…oh, she just put it back on. Okay.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.haiduck Nancy Haiduck

      I don’t like Stanley’s at all. I hate that back zipper. Hate it.

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

      I know, right? That cracked me right the hell up. I hope the judges didn’t blink.

  • myristica_fragrans

    i see mimes, i see plastic bags.

  • Stubenville

    Patricia sends out an unfinished mess again.

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

    Okay, so Daniel’s boots don’t look so bad.

  • ChristinaRi

    Marshmallows was the first thing that came to mind when I saw Patricia’s

  • Stubenville

    Snidley – starship hooker.

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

    Um, buh bye Patricia?

  • Jasmaree

    Patricia’s was pretty hideous, but I very much doubt that they’ll eliminate her.

  • myristica_fragrans

    aren’t there supposed to be more clothes?

  • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

    sounds like i’m in the minority here, but i actually really like patricia’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.haiduck Nancy Haiduck

      I love it. It says “Paris.”

      • OrigamiRose

        I’m rooting for her, so I’m glad to hear it has fans.

      • MoHub

        I loved it. Totally conceptual and ahead of the current fashion curve. However, it surprises me that Heidi gets it but Nina reverts to commerciality. Nina has no vision.

    • OrigamiRose

      I kind of like it and I’m kind of horrified by it. I’ll have to watch the replay when I’m a bit calmer.

      • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

        lol. i guess i just really love all the texture, let’s call it exaggerated texture.

    • dharmabum8

      I thought it was interesting.

    • Kenisha Hill Phillips

      I actually agree with Heidi re: Patricia. She brings something new to the table, even if it is ugly a lot of the time. I felt her top/jacket/whatever was compeling.

      • MoHub

        Can you imagine Nina’s reaction had been been allowed to judge McQueen, Gaultier, and Westwood before they became icons?

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

          That’s exactly what I was thinking. I guess Nina’s not familiar with McQueen et al. I don’t have an issue with her talking about commercial appeal, but claiming that fashion isn’t art was outrageous.

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

      I think Patricia was halfway to avant-garde with that top. She did a great job layering the fabrics (even though she went overboard with the number of fabrics she used), and was both faithful to and creative with her inspiration. Granted, being inspired by graffiti isn’t original, but neither is being inspired by architecture, nature, or street fashion.

      I cannot talk about those pants, though. Those were some ugly-ass pants. Patricia has no fashion sense, although maybe she’ll prove me wrong once she has some time to work on her collection.

  • OrigamiRose

    Patricia: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Stay-Puf Marshmellow Man.

    • Stubenville

      +1000

  • zelavie

    I didn’t hate Patricia’s. At least it was interesting. I kinda think Stanley should be eliminated for making a completely uninteresting black dress for $1000 freaking dollars.

    • Jasmaree

      “Hey, I have a great idea. You know that beautiful and insanely expensive fabric I spent the bulk of my budget on? Let’s hide it!”

  • Call me Bee

    I really want Michelle to go to Fashion Week–her look was very cool.

    Daniel: German stormtrooper fraulein
    Patricia: textile and sleeves look Parisian, surprizinglly enough. The judges will cream themselves over it.

    Stanley & Layana: Dull & boring.

  • Peeve

    I really like Michelle’s and God help me, Layana’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.haiduck Nancy Haiduck

      Those sleeves and the neckline look uncomfortable. It doesn’t seem to reference Barcelona. I like Daniel’s. I see Berlin too.

  • Courtney

    Nina is praising the pleather hooker boots?

    • Stubenville

      I know!

    • OrigamiRose

      Apparently they’re smoking the same stuff tonight as at last judging as well.

  • myristica_fragrans

    that’s actually not bad.

  • alula_auburn

    Heidi’s jacket is giving me a headache.

  • myristica_fragrans

    that ain’t georgian. what is he talking about?

    • alula_auburn

      oh, all that old-timey stuff is pretty much the same, right? /eyeroll

    • MoHub

      It was a pure take on a late Victorian caped coat. I wish Bert had been there to explain the difference.

  • zelavie

    Ugh. I’m gonna need more alcohol for this judging. I’m getting all rage-y.

  • Jasmaree

    So…this is one of those “we love everything” things huh. Just to make it seem like a tougher choice.

    • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

      i hope that’s really the case. cuz if they really do like some of this snoozefest shiz, then i don’t know WHAT anymore…

  • Peeve

    I don’t get the love for Stanley’s…

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    The judges are seriously cracked out, with the way they’re praising Daniel and Stanley’s looks.

  • alula_auburn

    Georgian. . .veil. . .Sherlock Holmes . . .visible zipper. . .leather sequins. It’s like a Mad Lib, except less exciting.

    • knitnorth

      Agreed! And what drove me crazy: Georgian?! Umm no the parliament is neo gothic architecture

  • myristica_fragrans

    layana’s gonna cry in 5,4…

  • Stubenville

    Sherlock Holmes? Oh please, could you find a more tired cliche?

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    Those… cuffs. KILLED Layana’s look. The jacket by itself had some potential.

    • OrigamiRose

      They looked like oven mitts in the long shots.

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

        {snort}

      • Beth Kattleman

        They reminded me of very sad pom-poms held by a very sad abuelita cheerleader.

  • Jasmaree

    Layana’s gorgeous jacket = mom wear?

    • alula_auburn

      And hooker boots are hip and modern.

      • Courtney

        Especially when they are pleather stockings over platform sandals.

        • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

          Right. CHEAP, DIY hooker boots are hip and modern.

          • lessax3

            I’ll need to remember that come Halloween when Spirits sets up shop.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      And they LIKE the blouse underneath. WTF?

    • Stubenville

      Remember that the judges comments only have a tenuous relationship to reality.

      • zelavie

        That should be a disclaimer a the bottom of the screen during every episode.

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

      That was one of the more absurd things I’ve heard coming out of a PR judge’s mouth. Layana’s jacket was beautiful. I am no Layana fan. I’ve been over her whining and her lack of self-awareness for weeks now. But I can put that aside when it comes to her designs. I’d love to own that jacket. The judges had obviously just done several hits of crack.

  • Jasmaree

    They like the blouse more than the coat? That blouse looks like something my grandma would donate to Goodwill.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      The jacket isn’t perfect, but it’s MILES better than that blouse.

      • MilaXX

        I think it’s over done. I hate the collar/neckline & wish it were more fitted. Still it’s not as bad as they are making it seem Thing is it should have been either or. The blouse or the jacket. Both are overkill

        • 3boysful

          I liked the body of the jacket a lot. And hated myself for it, because I wanted La-whiner gone.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Well. Layana is getting schooled about her coat that she was so passionate about.

    Stanley’s seems pretty pedestrian to me….

    • CozyCat

      I kind of liked Stanley’s look from the front, although it wasn’t as original as he thought..

      But the back was awful; he ruined it with that exposed zipper. It made no sense at all. And the peekaboo sequins were pointless

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

    “A little underwhelmed”? Oh, Nina…

  • OrigamiRose

    Boy, Heidi is really championing Patricia. After the way she treated Funeral Lady like crap for her age… I’m pleasantly surprised.

  • ChristinaRi

    Surprise! Heidi likes Patricia’s look!!!!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Well, Nina’s feeling about Patricia’s crumpled newspaper blouse is pretty doggone evident. I haven’t seen that sort of headshaking in a while.

    • MilaXX

      Nina has been over Patricia for some time. Somehow Heidi manages to save her every time. I wonder if the Duchess were here would she have lasted this long.

  • alula_auburn

    I have to say, Heidi’s ongoing love affair with PAtricia has been the most consistently surprising–and mystifying–bits of the season. That’s not a criticism; I’m just genuinely intrigued by how much Heidi is into this stuff that is so unlike anything she wears.

  • zelavie

    Well, at least they’re praising Michelle (as they should be). I was afraid all this gushing over crap was leading up to her getting the auf.

    • OrigamiRose

      Except Heidi. Her knife is out for Michelle.

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

        Yeah, I don’t get that.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Heidi really has taken a malicious glee in sticking it to Michelle every possible chance. There’s a nasty glint in her eyes and a smirk when she’s delivering the bad news.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Agreed. Hers deserved the praise.

  • alula_auburn

    Oh, Heidi. . .that’s not why people would think you were dirty

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      That made me laugh out loud.

    • zelavie

      Literally LOL!

  • Peeve

    A comeback? Really, Nina. Because her design was so ugly last week…

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Yeah, I don’t think she needed to “come back” from anything. But whatever… I think she deserves to go to Fashion Week, so as long as she gets there.

      • Peeve

        Agreed. But the judging hypocrisy disgusts the hell out of me, sometimes! Okay, most of the time.

      • MoHub

        Exactly. The problem with her Marie Claire design wasn’t that it was horrible; it was just that it didn’t fulfill the brief.

  • alula_auburn

    Is there a weird camera angle or is Michelle’s model seriously taller than everyone else’s?

    • Indovina

      If I’m not mistaken, she’s almost 6’2″, so she probably is a good 3 or 4 inches taller than most of them.

  • ChristinaRi

    Oh no. The traditional trashing of your fellow competitors.

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

    Am I the only one to think that Patricia mugged a Star Trek costume designer for the Romulan military uniform for the cut of that top?

  • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

    michelle’s answer might be the best i’ve ever heard.

  • Stubenville

    So will the judges actually have the guts to auf Patricia someone, or will it be “everyone gets a pony” time again?

    • Cheryl

      They have plenty of time left over. I predict they’ll just end the show early.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      What about what was done — last regular season(?) – rework your loser outfit in an hour and redeem yourself? If the weepers could just blot their waterworks and buckle down….

      • Cheryl

        Patricia can rework her blouse into a pocket-pack of Kleenex.

        • guest2visits

          freakin’ oui!

  • myristica_fragrans

    i knew it. and yes, they hated the jacket.

  • Jasmaree

    I swear to god if Layana gets auf’d for that jacket…

  • zelavie

    So has anyone gone back to review the finale collections? Any thoughts on who made what?

    • myristica_fragrans

      it’s so obvious that #8 is patricia. i think #1 is michelle.

      • zelavie

        I agree that Patricia’s is #8, but I think Michelle’s is #5.

        • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

          agree with this. #2 is Daniel.

          ETA: the quilted patterns in #5 is what makes me think it’s michelle

          • zelavie

            Definitely.

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

      I believe 1 is Layana, 2 is Daniel, 5 is Michelle, 7 is Stanley and 8 is Patricia. Michelle FTW!

    • MilaXX

      at this pint you can pretty much guest who made what. If I am correct then Michelle should win

    • MoHub

      I’ve made a list I’m pretty confident about.

  • dschubba

    I want Stanley and Michelle in the finals. I’m not sure I even care about the 3rd slot.

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

    I hope Nina’s baffled look while Heidi was praising Patricia means that Nina has finally thrown out the script the producers have given her.

  • ChristinaRi

    Layana, everyone worked hard. You don’t get extra because of that. Please stop being a spoiled little girl or just marry a super wealthy guy who can fund your fashion line.

  • nosniveling

    oh wow every single person named Michelle as one to go the finals.

    • myristica_fragrans

      it’s weird how much she hates patricia, but how much patricia loves her. i think people are scared she’ll cut them up.

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

        She doesn’t hate Patricia, she just didn’t want to work with her and didn’t “get” her aesthetic. I think we can all empathize.

        • AthenaJ

          In the beginning she really had it out for Patricia, at least until some of the other designers started ticking her off too. Then it seemed to become more general and design-related.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783500814 Amelia Pitts

            Michelle hasn’t ever said anything that I haven’t read a thousand times by commenters on this blog. She always disagrees with their taste level, aesthetic, and work ethic, never making personal attacks on their appearance or their personality. The disconnect the commenters of this blog have is amazing: They over time have come to completely agree with her in every way, but still slam her for expressing it in the confessional and acting as if she is a bitch for saying it out loud while they themselves are merely stating facts.

          • DeTrop

            My problem with Michelle is that at first she was a ‘victim of a losing team/. A very opinionated and critical victim. Then, when she took it upon herself to constantly diss Patricia, I felt there was some ulterior motive behind her comments. Michelle is talented but, TO ME, totally unlikeable. When you’re that good and have that much self confidence, you don’t go around making one person the object of your criticism. After all, if the other designers wanted more ‘confessional’ time they could have harped and carped about each other ad nauseum. It was basically Michelle who had he most to say at these times and most of it was negative. Who died and left her the microphone? She is a dark person and it transmits to her overall personna.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783500814 Amelia Pitts

            DeTrop: They all say things in the confessional. The producers pick who they want to feature. They picked Michelle. It’s a way of making a “villain”. Besides, how many other seasons have we watched others get in the confessional and say things and we thinks it’s so HILAR because they do it in a funny way? Hmm? Anthony Williams got in there and dissed people all the time, but he was sassy about it, so it was totally accepted.

            Never forget: You only see what they want you to see. Stanley could be sitting in there dully talking away about everyone, but it’s Michelle they show because she makes a better villain. You just never know. I don’t know for sure. I also know that you don’t know for sure either. So I choose to like her – I have yet to see or hear her do one thing that was malicious to anyone else. Compare her to Elena of season 10 or Wendy Pepper, season 1? You go work with them. I’ll take Michelle any day of the week, because while she may be triping on about me in the confessional, I’ll be working in peace in the work room. You won’t be though. :D

          • http://twitter.com/cheshireb Courtney Turing

            Something that occurred to me with you comment, by the time we hear anyone’s comments they have spent a couple of days with the other designers, we have spent an hour with them, so it seems preemptive to us

    • Lisa_Co

      And Stanley.

  • Stubenville

    Roh-ro; 20 minutes left? I smell a sudden death challenge between two or three contestants….

  • ChristinaRi

    Patricia is this season’s Anya for Heidi. Just because you haven’t seen something before doesn’t mean it’s good. But ok. Let her go to fashion week and see what you get –I mean you are going to see it no matter what.

    • myristica_fragrans

      i like patricia, but she needs to go.

      • dschubba

        Yeah. I don’t hate her top/jacket at all, but she really should have been out already, especially after last week.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783500814 Amelia Pitts

      I’m thinking that the teams idea is actually more of a way for the judges and producers to get through the designers they like “legitimately”, knowing perfectly well that someone like Patricia would NEVER make it through on her own – (no T no shade towards Patricia at all). That way it doesn’t look as overtly insane and bat-shit crazy like when Anya won. “What do you mean they should be able to sew? When has that ever been important?? It’s all about the IDEA dahling!” WTF!!!! ARGH! Excuse me while I pour a whole bottle of brandy and watch Uli on season 3 for the 50th time…..

      Producers like B/M disgust me because they truly treat these shows as expendable. They want something marketable so they condition the designers to not think too far outside the box. They’ll just keep changing the show and condensing it until finally every day they’ll have 30 minutes to design and sew a runway red carpet look that will conclude with a 6 hour premier and season ending extravaganza with fireworks and Tim Gunn’s head exploding. Then we’ll get all the clone shows with the Shmeidi’s galore until all of them, including PR itself will have fallen so far in viewership that they will pull the plug on all of them, pack their bags and move on to the next thing that will pull in all the dough for them. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. It’s gross.

  • Wendi126

    Is it me or does Nina seem to really not like Zac Posen?

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      They certainly don’t seem like besties like Nina and Kors were.

  • alula_auburn

    John Legend is really struggling to contribute.

    God, I’m imagining a whole conversation of whining between Zac Posen and Layana. I may need to lie down with a cold compress.

    eta: I mean that to me ZP’s voice has a lot of intrinsic whininess, the way he kind of raises his voice? at the end of statements? and the general nasalness.

  • OrigamiRose

    Is John Legend one of the most pointless judges ever? He is bringing absolutely zero relevant critiques to the table.

    • myristica_fragrans

      might as well get a housewife for the finals..

      • alula_auburn

        I’ve nominated my cats before! Based on Clio’s tuna yawn at as Stanley’s dress came down, I can attest they have very strong viewpoints.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    So we’ve learned that when Heidi says “I would wear that,” DON’T take it as a compliment.

  • Peeve

    Just because you haven’t seen a design before doesn’t make it good, Heidi.

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

    “I don’t think so!!” Oh snap, Nina!

    • DeTrop

      Ever since Heidi lost the Mondo fight, she’s been like a tiger.

    • l_c_ann

      That “I don’t think so” will become somebody’s ringtone.

  • BrooklynBomber

    And here I thought tonight was the finale.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Welcome back to the Evil East, BB. No, we have hours and hours of tedium… I mean thrilling design competition, yet to endure – I mean enjoy. For tonight and the next two weeks PR is two hours long. Next week will be — finalists at home and, I assume, Tim visits and gives bad advice (see his track record this season), and then two weeks from tonight we have (bogus) Mercedes Fashion Week that was held some time in the dim past.

      And don’t forget BUCKETS OF TEARS.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Thanks, NDC . Weeping buckets, as we speak. In rainy upstate at the moment, but back inBrooklyn soon!

        • NDC_IPCentral

          It has cracked me up for the over 35 years that I’ve lived out here that “upstate” is considered by denizens of New York City and the surrounding boroughs as being anything north of the Bronx. Like Westchester! Anyway, travel safely in any bum weather, and wave my way if you head south when returning on the Taconic/Sprain or BRP. ;-)

          • BrooklynBomber

            I know. Even as I wrote “upstate,” I thought, well, Im not in Rochester. But definitely past the northern ‘burbs!

  • Stubenville

    Love Nina’s I don’t think so.

  • myristica_fragrans

    if patricia doesn’t get eliminated, fine. if she pulls an anya, i will wonder how badly they need the ratings.

  • NoGovernmentName

    Fashion is not art? People don’t go to the store to look at clothes? Nina has officially proven that she is full of shit.

    • Jackie4g

      Thank you. I have often wondered how Nina got such a job in the first place? She’s on my irrational heavily dislike list and has been for years.

    • Laylalola

      Fashion as art is why anyone looks at that glossy magazine she works for (if she still has a job).

    • alyce1213

      Like they don’t get magazines to look at clothes either.

  • carolclark12

    Nina: “Fashion is not art.” I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole.

  • Jasmaree

    “Fashion is not art. Stores are not museums”

    Really Nina? The “if it has a purpose, it isn’t art” argument. I expect better.

    • zelavie

      Says the fashion editor. Seriously, she needs to step slowly away from the scripts and go find the early seasons Nina who we all loved and respected.

    • NoGovernmentName

      Right? Except where is that Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit right now? And what is the point of avant garde designs? Because it is not to sell at Lord & Taylor, Nina.

      • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

        this x10000000000000000000

    • dharmabum8

      Annnnd with one sentence Nina loses all credibility.

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

    Double auf, perhaps? Layana & Patricia.

  • Stubenville

    Will this show EVER END???

    • myristica_fragrans

      nope.

    • DinaSews

      No. It is like ground hog day except you don’t get to sleep.

    • dschubba

      I know, right? I’ve had too much wine.

  • OrigamiRose

    In (prediction obviously!): Stanley, Michelle, Patricia.

    Heidi seems ready to fight to the death for Patricia.

  • nosniveling

    actually that was a very interesting discussion!
    as an artist myself, or someone who is doing art in what many perceive as a craft medium, it was enlightening to hear the commercial perspective. I would side with keeping Patricia if I thought her work was that good- which I don’t.

    • DeTrop

      Well, now Patricia can show us if her work is good enough. She won’t have the public pressure and can do her designing in her comfort zone. I am hoping she comes through.

  • dschubba

    Four people are going to the finals? I thought it was three, and they were auf-ing two people tonight (to make up for last week).

    • MoHub

      They usually send four and auf one just before the final runway competition, so only three officially compete for the win.

  • DinaSews

    Daniel? OMG.

  • OrigamiRose

    UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    I just can’t with Daniel.

  • alula_auburn

    I’m just beyond bored at the idea of a Daniel collection.

    • Courtney

      Stanley isn’t exactly setting the world on fire, either. Two collections of blegh. Makes me glad I have parent conferences next Thursday followed by the “faculty meeting” at the dive bar.

      • alula_auburn

        True. Stanley’s will be competent, if not thrilling; Daniel’s will be boring at best with some possible Joan Crawford/80s Barbie “taste issues.”

  • OhSayNow

    Daniel, really…REALLY…blurgh.

  • Kyle Crawford

    I walked away 10 min ago, turned it off… I don’t care, “OMG! A Black Column dress! I have never seen anything like that”…. Huge fan since day one, but it’s run its course.

  • guest2visits

    They need to stop saying Michelle turned it around. Last week’s was good work – the judges all said so.

  • artgirl9

    Ewwwwwwww. Noooooo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashleighjoanne Ashleigh Morris

    well I was all for Michelle getting a second chance til she decided to be NY biggest crybaby with a stick up her butt. Seriously, she didn’t get home, you would think that would be enough.

    • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

      I would have been crazy with envy, too. I totally sympathized with her. Dick move on the part of the producers.

  • Cheryl

    Sayonara, Layana.

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

    BULLSHITTTT!

  • myristica_fragrans

    i just knew it.

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

    Is Patricia quite possibly the worst finalist ever?

    • MissMariRose

      No. Patricia has taste issues, but, unlike Anya, at least she can make a sleeve.

      • BPlease

        You said it, missy. Memories…’I've nevah sewn silk before! I’m frahm the Caribbean, and we* don’t wear pants or jackets [or any items with hems or finished seams.]‘

        *My family members in the Caribbean tend to dress themselves in things other than a beautiful fabric cinched with a belt but I guess they’re outliers. (But not out-and-out liars like Anya.)

    • Joe J

      For me, Wendy Pepper will always be the pinnacle of suck as far as final collections go on Project Runway. God, so long ago and still so retina-searing.

      • MoHub

        But Wendy can really sew! It’s just that she’s more seamstress than designer. In the words of Michael Kors: “She tailored charmeuse!”

  • Joe J

    Layana is an annoying little twit, but that was bullshit. More than the usual amount this show has been shoveling, actually.

    • demidaemon

      I’m sorry, but I did a little dance when she got eliminated. It was quite cathartic. Coco AND Layana eliminated in the same week?! The reality show gods deign to shine their loving light upon us and spare us from sour drag queens and annoying, smackable teenage girls.

      ETA: I’m really not sorry at all. Also, everything but her coat sucked. And if you looked at the coat too long, you’d probably go cross-eyed.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    The Klumster gets what she wants, doesn’t she?

    • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

      Maybe it’s her payback for La Nina demanding the win for Gretchen a few seasons ago.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783500814 Amelia Pitts

        No, Heidi got that when she got Anya for the win. She gunned for her from the beginning.

  • Jasmaree

    Of course. After the first challenge, they weren’t auffing Patricia for anything.

  • ChristinaRi

    Heidi got her way.

    And Patricia you do not represent each and every Native American.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    Daniel and Stanley’s responses to Patricia was totally… “{whisper} SHE made it??”

    • dschubba

      Kind of like last week when everyone assumed that Patricia making it through meant that Michelle was safe too, (before it was clear that that whole near-auf was just a stunt).

  • CT14

    They just wanted to make Layana cry! :P

    • CT14

      She’s still utterly clueless.

      • Isabel

        Surprised that she didn’t speak any Spanish over there!

        • AthenaJ

          Isn’t she from Brazil? If so that would make her native language Portuguese.

          • MoHub

            Most Brazilians I know speak Spanish as well as Portuguese since the bulk of South America is Spanish-speaking, and it enables Brazilians to communicate all over the continent.

          • AthenaJ

            Makes sense. Unfortunately what I know about Brazil is limited to world studies and Alo Brasil concerts (great band and they’re from Philly). Hopefully one day I’ll get to go and check things out for myself!

      • MoHub

        And cluelessness will get you eliminated over errors every time. The ability to acknowledge criticism and act on it is far more valuable than a failure to do so.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    boo hoo. Do they waft onions under eveyone’s noses both on the Runway and on the way back to the green room?

  • myristica_fragrans

    oh patricia, please don’t win. i’m just putting this out into the universe.

    • Sing4yursupper

      Patricia is not going to win. My best guess is that it will be either Stanley or Michelle.
      Patricia’s personality doesn’t bother me much. In general, as the competition gets tighter, everyone gets whinier.

  • alula_auburn

    Oh God, what is going on with Daniel’s hair?!?

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      hobolicious!

  • Jasmaree

    Yay! Now we know which collection is Michelle’s. And it’s my favorite of them all.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    They’re keeping Patricia to ensure the WTF-ery in the finale collection.

    • MilaXX

      my money s on her going next. In fact I may need to revise my guess as to who’s collection belong to who.

  • Victor Liu

    Eh. Layana’s collection was better than Patricia’s or Daniel’s, so I’m a little miffed that they auf’d her.
    Awful personality, though.

  • dschubba

    Is Richard finally gone, at least?

    • alyce1213

      Unfortunately, we’ll see him in the audience at Fashion Week. (And probably in some All-Stars show)

  • BrooklynBomber

    DISQUS?!?! WTF are you doing?!?!

    • Peeve

      It’s gone as batshit as the judging.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Ha!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Messing with us just like the Bunim-Murray producers, Frau Klum and the judges.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Ja, si, oui, yo, cheerio.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          You ARE da Bomb, BB!

  • Jasmaree

    Note: Stanley worked with Richard with absolutely no problems.

    • Addictedtowhitewater

      Perhaps there are gender issues at hand? Or it’s as innocent as liking some people more than others (gender aside). I’m not a fan of Richard (or Layana, or Patricia, or…) but understand how certain people can rub you the wrong way.

    • nannypoo

      And Michelle had no trouble with Tu.

    • lessax3

      Did Stanley let Richard do any actual work? Every time I saw Richard he seemed to be sitting watching everyone else.

      • demidaemon

        My exact thoughts during the show.

      • Laylalola

        With the way he delegated to Tu before? I suppose it’s possible but I do find it hard to believe Stanley suddenly did a 180.

  • berkeleygirl

    Daniel owes more than he will ever realize, let alone acknowledge, to Amanda Valentine.

  • alyce1213

    All else aside, it’s interesting that the average age of this season’s Fashion Week competitors is 46+.
    Highly unusual.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      And three out of the four come from minority cultural groups, too. Did someone have a chat with the producers?

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Michelle: Her look was great. I liked the quilted leather and the skirt was flowy and fluffy and cool.
    Daniel: Ugly. I found the jacket stiff, the asymetrical hem yawn-inducing, and the boots stripperdiculous.
    Stanley: I thought his outfit looked boring, and the exposed zipper tacky. The lining with the sequins was a total waste of that beautiful fabric, putting it where no one could see it.
    Layana: I thought her coat was actually ok, but those sleeves were so ugly… it looked like the model’s hands were melting off…. maybe she was a remote-controlled wax dummy, and the AC in the runway room was on the fritz.
    Patricia: I can feel the hate a’ coming round the mountain, but I liked what she did with the fabric in the top. The shape was a little lumpy, but I liked the idea behind it.

    I was so glad to see Layana eliminated. I’m so over the crying because “this one little dream didn’t come true.” Try getting denied from your 7 shoot colleges in a row. :P I’m so over the laugh. The whining. Everything about her. I’d choose Patricia’s cray over her any day.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Hmm.

    I never expected local girl to get to the finals. They seemed to be portraying her as “the weird one” from the start. Besides, whoever I root for never wins. Except for Seth Aaron. And Christian.

    That said, I’d have sent both Patricia and Layana home for these outfits, just on a “thinking rationally” level. Layana’s coat was really ugly, and that blouse looked like an escapee from the ’70s, which really need to be MUCH more securely locked up. Patricia’s top, I actually liked in concept (that layered textile was neat, and I liked the sort of deflating balloon shape, which rang a bell on something for me), but it had loose threads hanging down on a black skirt and was a little lopsided.

    I guess I don’t really get Michelle’s aesthetic. The gray dress by itself was interesting, but I thought the breastplate/harness/thing was seriously fug, and ombre did just end up looking dirty. (That said, I so sympathized with the old buildings reflected in new ones observation. There’s a good bit of that in Copley Square in Boston, which is one of my favorite places.)

    Stanley… okay. I felt like it moved a little awkwardly and didn’t get the praise, but of the five, it certainly deserved to move on.

    Richard… Okay. Just okay.

    Designing on jet lag must be a bitch.

    • MilaXX

      was it me or did they go out of their way not to mention the name Gaudi?

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

      Think Romulan Officer’s uniform from Star Trek: The Next Generation. That’s where you’ve seen that shape before. Yeah. The 80s idea of a “future” “alien” uniform.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yes! That’s exactly it.

  • l_c_ann

    2nd viewing- with electricity- watch for Michelle’s much loved kitty cat pillow.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    I’m watching a bit for the 2nd time.

    Some of this wide-eyed amazement – “We’re going overseas/to Europe!” is rather disingenuous. They all had to have passports with them – they’re captives at Atlas and within the PR universe for the duration of their being in the competition. Even Daniel, who’s never been overseas, had to have been told “Bring a valid passport with you when you start Season 10.” So, everyone has to realize there is at least a possibility of out-of-the-country travel as a part of the competition.

    • Cheryl

      I took a drive last night on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, about 40 miles away from where I live. Without leaving home! I’ve even explored the Australian bush country. It’s called Google Street View, and it will take you anywhere in the world. Did they really need to travel to Europe to gaze at the amazing Eiffel Tower/Parliament Building, etc.?

      • Wellworn

        I so miss Los Angeles, my hometown that I moved away from 5 years ago to live in the gorgeous rural foothills of the Smoky Mountains. So now I sometimes wander the streets of LA on Google Street View also. Not really the same though.

    • OrigamiRose

      It’s my understanding, as on ANTM, you have to have and bring a valid passport with you to filming. Whether or not it is actually needed is another matter – in this case, it worked to their favor.

    • MilaXX

      I’m sure there were multiple takes and the designers were told to be excited. Much like when a guest is announced and they ow and ah like the celeb invented lightbilbs or something.

    • meowing

      Agree on the need for the passports before filming, but what about visas? I know some countries don’t require them (but I’m not invested enough in the answer to look up each country they visited), but it’s a pretty specific statement of where you’re going to!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Oh, Disqus, you crazy mixed up kid.

    CUT IT OUT.

  • Peeve

    Discus? How do you turn a perfectly serviceable comment format into a pile of messed-up shit?

  • pylgrym

    They went to Europe and came back with those? Sorry Stanley-Bride of Cromwell. I think that’s why we left. And Layana-Barcelona in b/w??? Where did you go to a convent and a school for duennas? Yes the design echoed the tile but a little side trip to Gaudiville might have kept you in the running. At least Patricia had COLOR!!! Surprised that Heidi won that round. I thought Nina was going to stroke out on the spot. At least her show will be interesting and I don’t think she has ever used black. I used to comb Newbury Street for color. What can I say, I’m Southern.

  • nannypoo

    This feels like something my mother would say, but really, what a waste of time and money to send 8 people to Europe for a day to look at landmarks and shop for fabric.

    To lead Michelle to believe she was included and then exclude her from the trip at the last minute was cruel and sadistic. Whoever thought of that particular gimmick needs help.

    This is a very strange group of finalists.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I think there has been a strong thread of malice and nastiness that emanates from the top, if Frau Klum can be called the top, throughout this season. She has evinced ever more glee in toying with the increasingly tired and fed-up contestants. She doesn’t like Michelle, but, good for the gal from Portland, Michelle keeps cranking out work product that keeps her in the running. Klum seems to relish delivering the bad news.

  • l_c_ann

    What about the amazing disappearing TU?

  • Jasmaree

    Something I noticed after re-watching: Sounds like they plan on doing that thing where they decide on 3 collections to show. Heidi only asks for two designers to go with you, and in the preview Tim says “which of you will compete in fashion week”

    • bringbackbeatles

      I picked up on that right away. Everytime this has happened, Heidi makes a point to say that they are going to create a collection and come back to New York. Any other time, she says you’re going to fashion week. I thought it was way heavy handed since it was obvious after so many seasons they did that.

  • AthenaJ

    I gotta say, that was horribly cruel what they did to Michelle… “Hey everybody, you’re going on a trip to a fabulous European city! Isn’t that the most awesomely wonderful thing EVER?? Oh, except for you Michelle. You’ll be staying here in the same damn place you’ve been trapped in for the past few months. Sucks to be you, huh? BYEEEE!!! ”
    The only good thing is that it got Michelle to redirect her energies from throwing shade at her fellow designers to having a real introspective moment and showing a more mature side of herself… which I think showed in her design, though too bad the ombre effect wasn’t as obvious as it should have been.

    Speaking of mature….. oh Layanna! That coat had potential, but ended up looking more appropriate for the Lord & Taylor challenge – something meant for the stylish, rich 40 and up crowd. Buh-bye dear, I certainly won’t miss your voice. Oh and by the way – 20 years? HAH!!!

    And the rest…

    Stanley: Where did that expensive fabric go?? Did he turn it inside out??? Luckily for him, that dress was made well… good tailoring and style can really showcase an otherwise standard garment. Too bad, I liked the direction he was going in. Just wasn’t taken far enough.

    Patricia: I really did like her idea, but once again, execution and the actual design itself was her achilles heel. Gotta say though, I did see the general idea of Paris. No really, I think she was trying to go for that oversized Parisian-chic style of coat, though unfortunately it ended up looking more deflated Michelin Man. Honestly, Layanna’s past designs had more going for them than Patricia’s, but Heidi got what Heidi wanted. Plus I think Layanna just plain annoyed the judges.

    Daniel: I like Daniel, and always have. Yes, I know he cries a lot, but to be fair pretty much all of them have had bawl sessions (except for the always Stoic Stanley). He really does seem genuine to me, and when he pushes himself towards more modern, youthful designs, he does show a good amount of talent. I definitely saw Berlin in his outfit today, and the ‘boots’ really did work. Obviously they wouldn’t have been as acceptable if he’d had access to real thigh-high boots, but he didn’t (I don’t think L&T sells anything like that, though since my budget is more Kohls then I wouldn’t actually know for sure :p)

    So are we going to have four contenders for the win? Or will they pull a ‘twist’ (God, I’m sick of Heidi saying that word) and chuck out one at the last minute?

  • MilaXX

    show was so exciting I feel asleep. I do not get why Heidi likes Patricia so much

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    West coast watcher, so I’m just half way through and trying desperately to not read the comments :P Have to say a 1 day European trip – including sketch time and fabric shopping – makes me tired just thinking about it. They might as well have just looked at photos of their city online. I’d be happier in Michelle’s position (although she seems anything BUT happy) staying in NY (which is full of inspiration) and shopping at a store you know your way around and carries anything you could want… and no jet lag.

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    What’s with so many designers choosing black. Really? You went to EUROPE and picked black?

  • thequeenisnotamused

    DeeeeeeeeZZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIIIIIIInnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrZZZZZZZZZZZssssssss…..Make it stop!

  • thequeenisnotamused

    Slutty pleather pants on the runway! Why HEIDI?

  • thequeenisnotamused

    Ole’…Layana…NO! Nina says NO! Everyone says NO! Liked Michelle’s dress so much more with out the harness! Stanley…nice, very nice! Patricia…c’est bon…almost. Heidi likes Daniels look…pleather boots…no surprise there!
    A lot of BS n posturing when talking with the designers…especially in NINA WORLD!

  • guest2visits

    The judges were as bogus with their critique this week as last. I’ve been hoping Stanley would be 1 of the final 3
    but tonight he made a very boring, nondescript, and unoriginal design. I didn’t really see London in his unattractive
    little shoulder cape; it looked tacky to me. So was the shiny zipper in the back. I don’t understand why he used the
    scary little veil either – what did that have to do with his design? And I don’t understand the judges praise for it.
    Daniel’s was not that wonderful to me either, but it did ‘feel Berlin’ and it was more thoughtful than Stanley’s.
    But the judges went nuts about it.
    Layana’s lace looked like it could have been beautiful but she overworked her idea with the windowpanes and the
    neck-flap/collar that looked so cheap. The color of the foppy sleeves/top was also weird. The whole thing felt forced
    and not very fresh or fun to wear. I think Layana simply could not step back and readjust her design; Samantha
    might have been able to help her; but I don’t think any of the designers wanted to hear anything from the second
    string tonight.
    I thought Zac was right with his comment about Patricia’s design: Trashbag-Chic? or something like that.
    Her top was a reflection of the alleys and the trash she seemed to want to take pictures of. I didn’t see it as noble,
    or as cutting edge, or as adventurous as Patricia talked it up it be. She merely trashed some very expensive cloth
    and it turned out looking like old time mattress batting that could barely stay in shape long enough to be called a top.
    In fact, I think that tacky piece of shiny black fabric at the neck was another cover up for a poorly made garment.
    And her’s was the only one where the judges pointed out construction flaws (the uneven legs).
    Patricia was the auf tonight, and Michelle’s was the win. She made something unique and pretty too; and in spite of
    the paint it looked superbly finished and styled; and it had that ‘New York’ vibe as well.
    I would have kept Michelle, Stanley, Daniel and Layana for the final 4.

  • thequeenisnotamused

    “FASHION is NOT ART”…NINA????

  • thequeenisnotamused

    Nina….Please listen to what you said regarding FASHION, ART, etc..really dumb!

  • thequeenisnotamused

    LAYANA …go clean up you space! NOW!

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    Fashion is not art?! Oh my dear Nina you are so very wrong.

    • crash1212

      Could not believe she said that. I just rewound the DVR to make sure. Unbelievable.

      • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

        I want it on a tee shirt:
        “Fashion is not art” – Nina Gracia

  • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

    Watching DVR + W Coast time. I can’t believe no one has made the “but she’s been to Ok-la-ho-ma” joke yet. Maybe I didn’t search the comments well enough?

  • bertkeeter

    When I think of London / England …Tweeds or plaids come to mind…not plain black fabric with zero texture…oh well I liked the cape, very Edwardian. Could have found that cloth
    on 37th street!

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      Yes. I couldn’t believe the praise for a basic black sheath with 150 euro a yard lining hidden behind the models shoes. He had to fly to London to come up with that? She looked like a sullen nun.

  • bertkeeter

    Looking forward to seeing Patricia’s home and town next week!

    • http://www.facebook.com/alina.badus Alina Badus

      Taos is gorgeous!! I’m so excited for that particular home visit.

      • l_c_ann

        Someone linked to an interview with Patricia and she gave the address of her studio. You can google it and visit it now. (Hint, it’s not in the interesting part of Taos.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tiyuju Yuju Ti

    Why did they keep Patricia?? I really can’t imagine MarieClaire featuring Patricia’s works. I don’t like Layana’s personality nor I think she is supper talented, but I believe Layana’s works are more like something I would see in MarieClaire. If they kept Patricia simply for drama purpose, while I think both Layana and Patricia are very annoying, I can handle Layana’s whining better than Patricia’s.

    • BrooklynBomber

      But that’s the thing — “the next great designer” might be someone with a vision for something we’re not already seeing. I’m not saying Patricia is necessarily that person, but I agree with Heidi that there’s value in having someone who has a completely different outlook (though I also agree with Nina that she’s more a textile designer than a clothing designer; but let’s see what she shows).

      • alyce1213

        I agree. I’ve loved her textiles, have liked just a couple of her designs, but I’m very interested to see more of what she does and what she might come up given more time. Just curiosity, maybe.

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    On a different note – THRILLED that 3 or the 4 final designers are well over 40.

  • April

    I’m just happy the “crazy” artsy contestant made it this far. I believe T&L pointed out that she was just canon fodder so it’s perplexing she survived but I respond more to her aesthetic than, say, Elisa’s previously (though I love Elisa’s personality). So in regards to Patricia I’ve been agreeing with Heidi (wow). Patricia has an entirely atypical point of view on this show. And I have little doubt that that will equate to an interesting runway show, whether it’s good interesting or bad interesting. Not to mention that the chances of the finalists being great successes after the show are not high as history proves so it’s not like giving a chance to this woman would be sacrilege to sacred-not-sacred NYFW. (And I’m happy for Tu, Kate, Amanda, and Samantha…how nice that they all got to come back and have an amazing trip. And no YAAAAAS for Richard, bye)

    • l_c_ann

      ” (And I’m happy for Tu, Kate, Amanda, and Samantha…how nice that they all got to come back and have an amazing trip. And no YAAAAAS for Richard, bye)”
      Tu stayed in NYC with Michelle; Richard got a trip to London.

      At least in the edit I saw.

      • April

        Oh duh, so sorry, that was a stupid comment on my part. All the same, I LOVE Tu and liked Kate too and was so sad that they were wiped out the same week so it was great to see them again. And I also enjoyed Michelle and Tu’s cute little hats on their bus tour. And I didn’t mean that Richard didn’t travel but rather that I cannot cheer him on because he drives me insane.

  • H3ff

    I ADORE Uniqlo! They have some awesome plaid pieces and their jeans are divine.

  • DeTrop

    I want to go on record and say how disappointed I am in Tim Gunn’s mentoring this season. I don’t know what is going on but he is either edited out due to time constraints or his heart just isn’t in it anymore. He seems more concerned with time elements than design elements. He has industry experience and should be a little more forthcoming to these novices. Guidance and direction is what most of them need and would benefit from. Maybe I’m just cranky but I think his mentoring duties are a thing of the past and he’s just there to keep an eye on the designers, pat them on the back and to report back to the powers that be.

    • evixir

      Ever since his role was elevated to some measure of producer, I’ve been profoundly bummed by how much he likely plays into the machinations going on. The old Tim Gunn of seasons past would have commiserated something fierce with Michelle for the blatant fuckery that occurred this week. Instead, he’s barely a blip on the radar. Makes me wish they’d bring Joanna Coles in instead.

  • decormaven

    Bless each and every one of the BKs and PUFs who sat through this dreck. After trying to following Disqus’s bouncing ball of thread configuration, bless me, too! Two hours- and what for? This show has jumped the shark, walked on dry land, and is going for another leap.

  • guest2visits

    I’m pleading with the people at DISQUS to at least review the previous format to understand why this new one
    is so difficult to use. Yes I can still adjust the scroll from old to new- or new to old; but that doesn’t help in finding
    anything (everything). The endless scroll has replaced the numbered pages and it’s impossible to locate blogs to
    COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE; which I assumed was the objective of a business called DISQUS.
    The former thumbs-up icon was at least visable not to mention more appealing. And now everything I type and the
    movement of the scroll is becoming erratic and frozen.

  • Pamela Hunt

    Here’s the problem with Lifetime’s announcement…”guest judge MULTIPLE GRAMMY WINNER JOHN LEGEND”!!
    You may call it interesting; I call it bullshit celebrity catnip for viewers.

  • guest2visits

    So in what other universe has my complaint to DISQUS been sent?