TLOunge

Posted on April 18, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, BITCHES!

Hakkasan Restaurant and Lounge Bar, San Francisco

We’re ready for some cool lighting and hot men.

We are so ready for some Kors up here in this joint. Look at the three of them. He looks like he’s being kept after school by the hot German teacher and the hot Spanish teacher.

Essentially, he looks like the guy in a million hair metal videos from the ’80s.

 

Were they asked to dress like a chamber music quartet?

 

Yadda, yadda, yadda. Tim visits them, we get some sort of sob story (“This dress was inspired by my mother’s cancer.”) and the judges throw some sort of twist at them.

Also: One of them will show up with not one button or zipper sewn in or one hem completely finished. “I thought I’d have more time! Because I’m an asshole who never watched the previous ten seasons of this dog-and-pony show!”

And one of them will have doubts or second-guesses, as if that means anything at this point. “Oh no! I’ve worked on this for 6 weeks, but now that I only have a day left, I’m thinking of SCRAPPING EVERYTHING AND STARTING OVER!”

All of them will say nice things to each other about their collections and then run to the confessionals to trash those same collections.

You know we’re right.

 

 

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

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Of course you are!
    Set up the champagne, garçon!
    I started a tab. We’re all gonna need it to get through this mess in the making.
    Thanks guys for setting us up on my home turf!

  • Sarah

    OOOH, I know you’re right, too. Have you been to that bar, Kiltd? So nice!

  • Funkykatt

    I agree, bring back the Duchess of Fifth Avenue, and I suppose Zac is that one member of the band who didn’t have the Frampton perm (I had the Frampton perm, why not him!).

  • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

    How I wish I could watch and comment along with all of you. Damn my lack of ability to afford cable. Have a drink on me.

    • l_c_ann

      I think we didn’t have cable for two or three years, did have it before, Some of the befores are barely memorable as is this. (You missed the Anya months which was memorable in the worst possible way but for our getting to meet Bert Keeler.)

    • formerlyAnon

      I haven’t had cable in three years. I used to watch weekly with friends, but (SHOCK) their enthusiasm has waned, so I only watch in real time a few times a season. I can’t say it diminishes the charm of the TLounge by much.

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

        Not even a little. I rarely watch in real time, and I like it here anyway.

  • Sarah

    Oh my GAWSH I’m so excited to see what all that horsehair is about on Patricia’s table.

    • alyce1213

      Excited . . . and a little afraid.

      • Sarah

        Haha and to boot, we seem to have a Hasidic Jew theme going on over in Daniel’s camp (hats and furry stuff, anyway)

        • Stubenville

          He must have been inspired by Gino Vannelli’s “Black Cars.” (look on YouTube for the version posted by Arroaz)

          • Sarah

            Well, thank you for that. I had not recalled that song was in existence, and I do see your point about the hats. And might I add, that woman is a TERRIBLE smoker. You should be able to look sexier than that with a cigarette, regardless of how gross a habit it is.

      • alyce1213

        Well shet my mouth — the cape is stunning.

    • Stubenville

      She denuded My Little Pony?

      • Sarah

        Nay, sir! No ponies can be denuded by Native Americans! She harvested hair gently from bushes that horses walked by, most likely.

        • l_c_ann

          Or pulled individual hairs of wild stallions that were caught ONLY by endangered native to North America cactus (since I haven’t the heritage to use the phrase Native American.)

          • Sarah

            Or blown in the wind after delightful pony-prairie romping to be caught by handcrafted dreamcatchers!

          • tb

            No. I think she’ll pull a fast one and they’ll be fiber optic changing color extravaganzas of light headpieces. That will flash with the beat. Oh. And may I join ya’ll? I’ve never been to a bar before.

          • Sarah

            Oh, you may. Pull up a stool, and if for some reason you are correct about the fiber optics, my head will officially explode with glee.

          • tb

            I LOVE you guys! If all bars are like THIS one I am spending all my time in one. Speaking of Patricia, in the Rita Ora post with the Dior gown, did that not remind ya’ll of Patricia’s muttering while sketching “…spring bulbs bursting with life…” during the Marie Claire challenge?

          • Sarah

            TLounge is the finest bar in the WORLD, dahling. If only she had been able to make anything CLOSE to the effect of the Dior gown on Ms. Ora. Don’t get me started on Patricia, bless her Native heart. I’m really hoping a few weeks of time will show us what her true talents are, but I am not faithful I’ll like them.

          • formerlyAnon

            Fiber optics? Patricia? You have a delightfully devious perspective!

      • Call me Bee

        Besides–wouldn’t they be pink or purple?

        • Sarah

          MLP’s came in a rainbow of colors. Plenty of blue, green, yellow, what have you. But, I’m sure Patricia’s weirdness is all-natural, and not Mattellian.

  • MilaXX

    yadda, yadda, yadda…. let’s get this over with

  • MoHub

    Will be out at choir rehearsal and will have to catch the DVR when I get home. Of course, I’ll likely ball asleep 5 minutes in.

    • Sarah

      I am assuming you meant “fall asleep” but the alternative is often more fun ;)

      • formerlyAnon

        Am I 12? Because you made me laugh with that.

        • Peeve

          My first good laugh (or rather, a good snicker), you three! Thank you–I needed it today!

  • susan6

    “He looks like he’s being kept after school by the hot German teacher and the hot Spanish teacher.” Thank you for making my day.

  • Stubenville

    I’m going to need serious liquor after the day I’ve had. I experienced the notorious Windows “blue screen of death” on my new work computer and lost hours of work in the process. This show had better be damn good or I’m going to go from crabby to stabby in 4.9 seconds.

    • StellaZafella

      Barkeep…a double for Stubenville and put it on my tab…

      • Stubenville

        Bless you.

    • formerlyAnon

      Sharpen the knives, then.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Isn’t it the damnedest that we’re in the second decade of the 21st Century and computers, their software and their connections are still fragile and unreliable? We had a no-Internet, no VOIP (which i cautioned against when installed three years ago) situation a week ago for the entire business day at IP Central. Our managing partner wanted to dismantle Verizon brick by brick.

      • Call me Bee

        Well, The Hubs, who is an IT genius, always said that a computer network was a lot like a spider’s web. Incredibly strong and reliable for its purpose, but really gets F’d up when one little strand is broken…

      • formerlyAnon

        I spend a lot of money (relatively speaking) to hang onto a land line.

      • Stubenville

        FiOS subscriber here and my service has been pretty good. There should be a setting for your account which allows you divert calls to another number if your service fails; if you haven’t set that option up, you really should. And if you’re in a strong cell phone signal area, you might consider a wireless internet hotspot which can provide internet service for five computers. You can buy one from Virgin Mobile for $120 and use their pay-as-you-go-plan.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          That service interruption occurred at the law firm where I work, not my home. At the firm we have a T1 line, and the VZ feed somehow was on the fritz all day last week. The firm’s computers and phones – shotski for a day. And we can’t get FIOS for infrastructure reasons – we’re in a very old building that we do not own – so fiber ain’t comin’ our way.

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

      Old haiku ( not mine)
      Windows NT crashed.
      I am the blue screen of Death.
      No one hears your screams.

    • PastryGoddess

      Are you kidding me. didn’t you post this 2 hours ago? Fucking A disqus

  • StellaZafella

    Patricia’s making her models into troll dolls?

    Barkeep…ginger-and-an-orgazm please…it’s so long since I’ve been home…thanks for the SF shots TLo!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Super cool bar. Been there, m’self.

      • StellaZafella

        We could have such a good time here, Kiltd. Let’s make it our rendezvous if I ever get back home.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          You are SO on!

    • DeTrop

      Your coverage must be ahead of mine. I don’t see trolls – YET!

    • CozyCat

      Troll dolls! I loved those as kid. One time my grandma took one of them with her to Bingo as a good luck charm–she won a washing machine!

  • another_laura

    Ha! one block from my office, I’m so there!! Drinks are on me, kittens!

    • StellaZafella

      I envy you so much right now…and I don”t even drink!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Meetcha there!

      • another_laura

        I’m the very attractive brunette with a couple of bottles of Bolly in a bucket, darling.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Of course you are! I’ll be the dashing goateed gent in the tweed kilt.

          • another_laura

            Scoot your sporran’d self right over here!

            and woops that was supposed to be a reply!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            You charmer, you.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Yep! Went there with a couple of my buds and got tastefully bibulous. The seats are more comfy than they look.

    • Sarah

      Cool! I will never have been to any bar TLo features. I have a thing for hideous, filthy dives. But it’s fun to think of being a different sort of person, who fancily goes to grown-up joints.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Filthy dives have thief own special charm. Besides, you can get away with a lot more in them. (Evil grin)

        • Sarah

          Well, that explains my whole young adulthood, in a nutshell. (Getting away with things in filthy dives, that is.) I do know how to have “adult drinks” though – it requires heels and lippy, if I’m not mistaken.

          • formerlyAnon

            Heels only for your own entertainment. Attitude and eyeliner compensate even for the flattest of flats. I promise.

          • Sarah

            Well, I usually have those, so I may be more “adult” than I thought (she says at 37). Certainly compared to these kids today *rolls eyes and shouts get off my lawn!* I used to have long conversations with my pre-unsingle roomie about whether or not we were sophisticated enough to try and get “real grownup boyfriends” (like Men With Jobs That Have Salary and Benefits) and I always said MAYBE she could do it (being tall and willowy with straight blonde hair) but I was born to be a busty beermaid type, so I accept my unsophisticated, flat-shoed fate and stick to dives. And I ended up with a hirsute biker cook.

          • formerlyAnon

            Happiness is ALL.

            Though in my experience, Men With Jobs that Have Salary and Benefits are often the most susceptible to the Lure of the Dive. [Except maybe in Dallas. But that was the '80s.]

          • Sarah

            Yes, I’m MUCH more happy than she of the willowy blondness, who fell for a convertible and a sportsjacket with a verbal abuse problem. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

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

            Words to live by.

        • Stubenville

          Speaking of filthy dives, may I pick your brain. Kiltdntiltd? (That didn’t come out quite as intended.) By any chance do you know of a really old Chinese (probably Cantonese) restaurant in San Francisco with booths completely enclosed in curtains? I was meeting with a client downtown near the Transamerica Tower circa 1994 and he took me there for lunch. And I think it was within walking distance from his office. It was a hoot and I wonder if it’s still around.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            It doesn’t sound familiar to me. I will have to ask around and see what I can find out.

          • StellaZafella

            Is that the one that had the rudest waiter in San Francisco? If it was, I remember the place – (the curtained booths like an old brothel) but not the name, though it seems to have started with a K…like Kim or Kan.

          • Judy P

            Is it the Far East Cafe in Chinatown? Been around since the 20s. It’s maybe 6 blocks from the Transamerica tower…

      • StellaZafella

        Alter-egos are such fun…everyone should have at least 3. My “dive bomber” was called Maizy Hoojah…as in “Maizy, hoojah hafta screw ta get a drink aroun’ here?!?”

        • Sarah

          Good one! You have a gift for names, obviously. I am an alter-ego champ. You have to be when you are a straight-for-work and crooked-at-home type of person. Although, honestly, I’m probably not fooling people that well.

          • StellaZafella

            It’s nothing to do with fooling them, hon…as long as they keep their mouths shut. ;>)

          • Sarah

            Oh, that’s the God’s Honest Truth, right there.

          • formerlyAnon

            You have gone straight to the heart of the matter!

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

            Truer words…

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          You utterly slay me.

        • Peeve

          Okay, second laugh, first guffaw!

          • formerlyAnon

            This is such a good crowd for that, no? We really deserve our own mawkish, sentimental theme song, though ours would have to be incisively witty and sentimental. (And the fact that we enjoy a low-brow or old-as-the-hills joke now and then does not detract from our wit and elegance. Not one bit.)

          • Peeve

            The wit and elegance are what make the low-brow and/or old-as-the-hills jokes more surprising and laugh-out loud! I find myself giggling like a fool quite often. I also look forward to the BK comments more than the show anymore. Never thought I’d say that, as I was never much of a commenter before.

      • Call me Bee

        Well then you must come to Beertown someday. We’re lousy with filthy dives–one on every corner.

        • Sarah

          There’re plenty in every town, it turns out. You just have to have SeedyVision, which I’ve got 20/20.

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

            If you’re ever in Chicago, let me know and I will take you on a road trip to the dive-iest of dive bars on earth… It doesn’t even have a name, just a wooden sign with the word BAR painted on it. It’s in an area where they can stay open past closing time so it’s open till 6, closes for 2 hours, opens back up at 8. In those 2 hours, you will always find at least a couple people napping in there cars until they can drink again.

          • Call me Bee

            I think I’ve heard The Hubs (a Chi-town native) talk about this place!!

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

            This particular one is out in the sticks… It is the seediest place that you will ever drink and in the morning you will feel very bad about yourself that you let anything in that place touch your lips. No place better after a break-up :D

          • Call me Bee

            Cicero was where Hubs was thinking–where they can’t stay open 24 hours, so they’re closed for an hour or two in the morning.

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

            Brave man, drinking at a dive in Cicero… I’m not sure there’s any other kind of Cicero bar, but still… :P

          • Sarah

            Ooh, that’s pretty bad. When I was in dive-training, I was a teen in Japan and the bars there were ALL open those hours – til 6, open again at 8. So, naturally, there was one that didn’t close AT ALL. The quality of the clientele in there was the finest, naturally.

  • Kate4queen

    finally, a bar I know! cheers!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Hey there fellow Bay Area Kitten!

      • Kate4queen

        Hey! I’m over the hills in the East Bay or Tri Valley if you want to be posh LOL But at least I can get into the city with BART :)

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          It’s all the Bay Area, m’dear!

    • another_laura

      Queen Kate, I’m saving a stool for you!

      • Kate4queen

        thank you! If I didn’t have a book deadline I’d be right over :)

        • another_laura

          Okay, well, I’ll have yours then. :) You have to fill us in on the book!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I agree with another Laura. What is the book about?!!!

          • another_laura

            You know, we really should have a SF Bitter Kitten reunion, to watch the Reunion Show, maybe. Think we could find a bar to tune it in for us while we have our champers?

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            I love the sound of that. I have long thought it would be great fun to have a BK meet and greet.

          • 1964edithgrove

            Old ladies from Marin too?

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            HELLS to the yeah! of course! Like I said, its all the Bay Area, isn’t it? And frankly, anyone, from anywhere is part of the Bay Area, if they wanna be.

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

            I do! It’s warm and not flooded there… unlike Chicago at the moment!

  • DeTrop

    I’m guessing the unsewn items will belong to Daniel and the second guessing will be done by Patricia. Michelle and Stanley are too focused for any stupidity. Looking forward to the trash talk and the runway show.

    • Stubenville

      I think I’d reverse those two, but yea, Stanley and Tattoo Girl will likely be prepared.

  • lexilexi

    Let’s take a poll: how many of us are from the Bay Area? Kilt….. Stella…

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      There are a lot of us. I’ve been contemplating starting a Facebook page for us all.

    • Judy P

      Me! *waves hand wildly*

    • Pattie Knitter

      I’d have to take Muni to get there, but count me in on the champagne.

      • another_laura

        gawd, if you’re taking Muni you need straight vodka, I feel you!

    • another_laura

      me!

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

      Lived in Menlo Park for a year, loved it. am I an honorary citizen?

      • lexilexi

        Yes. (I’m in Palo Alto)

    • Susan_El

      May I reply for myself (in Pacifica) and my 2 pals, loyal but bitter kittens from SF proper, who have foolishly and slavishly watching PR (and snarking about it) since Season 1, We don’t have enough time to head downtown but will contact the bar and set up an endless tab to ensure that the sarcasm continues to flow without interruption. Keep it up, you witty dudes and dudettes. The TLounge is SO much more fun than the show itself, n’est ce pas?

      • lexilexi

        Oui. And thank you Susan, that was a wonderful treat… I didn’t watch a second of PR this time. The TLo reports more than confirmed I made the correct decision.

    • tired_mommy

      I grew up in Ladera (between Menlo Park and Portola Valley)–miss it so much! Am now in So Cal…

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Your commentary is already the best thing about this episode. You know, if Lifetime really wanted to milk PR for all it’s worth, they would run the encore presentation of the episode with TLo commentary, MST3K style. Their ratings would probably triple.

    • StellaZafella

      YES!, But can you use that kind of language on prime time TV? (hee,hee.)

      • Call me Bee

        Yah sure. It’s cable.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      I would so watch that – in fact, I would prefer it!

    • zelavie

      Disqus must think this is a great idea as well – it’s re-posted your comment at least 4 times! :)

  • OrigamiRose

    Well after this week, I’m just going to drink straight from the bottle. Is that tacky?

    • Sarah

      Hell no, it’s efficient.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Only if you spill.

      • OrigamiRose

        Never!

    • BrooklynBomber

      Sometimes it’s necessary.

    • Coolekat

      Tacky is such a great word. I know exactly what you mean and yes it is.

    • Imasewsure

      Yes and then throw it at the screen!

      • OrigamiRose

        I can wait until the bottle is empty, though, right? *pleasesayyespleasesayyes*

        • another_laura

          No need to waste good booze, my dear.

    • PastryGoddess

      Join the club

  • BrooklynBomber

    Were they asked to dress like a chamber music quartet?

    Let’s assign parts:
    Stanley: first violin
    Patricia: violin
    Daniel: viola
    Michelle: cello

    And, yes, we know you’re right!
    Also, the “Finale Event” begins tonight…that means it doesn’t end tonight, right? Sheehs.

    • Sarah

      Nope. Two hours of LEADUP, and then two MORE hours of finale of finale NEXT week. Sheesh indeed.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Oy.

    • Call me Bee

      Perfect. We cello players are the black sheep of the string section.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I did give it a little thought. ;)
        I love cello, though.

      • alyce1213

        I beg to differ. We viola players get no respect — most people don’t even know what a viola is.

        • another_laura

          You pick the viola, you can’t avoid the viola jokes.

        • Call me Bee

          Fair enough. Can we be black sheep together? We can band together with the basses, and make snarky remarks about the violins because they get all the good music!

          • alyce1213

            You got a deal.

          • Violina23

            I play violin and…. Yeah, we kinda do….

            Love ya, violists though! We should start the Bitter Kitten Chamber Ensemble ;)

        • forward_slash_PRS

          Or how it’s pronounced? Vy-ola? Vee-ola?

  • formerlyAnon

    You are completely correct, TLo.

    My week is just going into high gear today – my deadlines are all next week. So suddenly I am daydreaming about the wonderful things I wouldn’t actually be doing with my free time if I had it this weekend. I like going to SF as an option.

    I’m drinking palomas tonight, make ‘em with fresh juice and seltzer and the good tequila. And put the next round on my tab.

  • M. H. Leader

    Okay my predictions are:

    1. Patricia melts into tears

    1a. Stanley, yielding to his ADD, just keeps sewing.

    2. Michele disses everyone else’s collection. No one has any talent except her.

    2a. Stanley, yielding to his ADD, just keeps sewing.

    3. Daniel melts into even more tears than Patricia.

    3a. Stanley, yielding to his ADD just keeps sewing.

    Everyone starts freaking. They bring crazy-ass Richard back and torture all of the final four by assigning Richard to do complete sewing construction of the essential fifty-seventh look that will determine who gets to show in Fashion Week. Richard is required to construct all four of these final looks.

    Richard sees this as his Big Chance. He takes Patricia’s fabric, uses it wrong-side out because he doesn’t know the difference between right side and wrong side. He takes a mullet hem from Michele and drapes it in garment with Daniel’s rococo detail. He grabs a silhouette from Stanley and mixes the four elements thoroughly, pops them int the kitchenette microwave, and drops them off the roof onto the street below where five cabs run over the result before it can be retrieved. Since he cannot sew, he accomplishes nothing for the four designers he’s supposed to be helping. They all send nude models down the runway. Heidi declares, “I’d wear that.”

    (We know, Heidi. We know.)

    Meanwhile, Richard, in a sneak attack, uses superglue and Lego construction blocks to paste his mish-mash garment together.and throws it on a male member of the production crew. He has the L’Oreal salon add pink and green extensions, borrows a Ru Paul drag look in makeup and sends the result down the runway before he can be stopped.

    Heidi declares, “I love it! I would wear that!”

    (We know, Heidi. Of course you would.)

    Nina says the look is “very editorial” and is typical of what the average $20,000/year secretary wants to wear to work at the accounting form.

    Zack says, “I love it. I would wear that!”

    (Yes, Zack. We know.)

    Richard is declared the winner. PR Season 11 ends early because the Final Four commit murder on screen, ripping Richard to bits.

    Michele blames everyone else as she wipes her hands of blood. Daniel sobs, “Richard was such a nice guy!’ Patricia rolls her eyes.

    Meanwhile, Stanley, yielding to his ADD just keeps sewing.

    So. Now you all know…

    • zelavie

      Brava, brava!

    • formerlyAnon

      Damn. I want to watch that version!

      • kikisayshi

        Me too! I’m more entertained right now than I have been all season.

    • OrigamiRose

      So much more entertaining than what we’re in store for; kudos!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Thank you, M.H. Leader, for the best script for this uneven season. I’m nominating you for a T Lo Fashionable & Opinionated Hemmy for Best Script of what BKs Really Want to See. You’ve got it in the (button) bag.

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

        I’d SO watch the TLo Hemmy Award Show!

    • PastryGoddess

      This comment is full of WIN

    • Funkykatt

      I can tell you’ve been paying attention all season.

      • PastryGoddess

        This is what…the 5th time this comment has been recycled.

    • Cheryl

      You posted this before the show and now it’s showing up again towards the end, confirming all your predictions (sort of). Disqus is One with the Universe.

    • BookishBren

      I kept thinking about this post as I watched. I laughed out loud at some inappropriate moments as a result. hahaha

    • PastryGoddess

      And this is 6.

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

      Oh, no. I was trying to “upvote” this and I accidentally “downvoted” instead. I’ll just add it to the never ending list of dumbass things I’ve done.

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

    I hate remind you, but I think we have two hours of this dreck. Sorry I’m a little late, give me a double so that I can catch up to y’all.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      That’s really an insult to our sensibilities and our own time obligations, isn’t it? Last TH I – for reasons I cannot fathom beyond inertia, started to watch the repeat at 11, and it was a mere hour long. It cut out all the filler and was, accordingly, a heckova lot snappier. Heidi still was sadistic to Michelle, of course……

  • Call me Bee

    I’d love to join you here in your hometown, Kiltd! And I’ll have some champagne as well, as I am celebrating that this season is almost over. I’ll get the next round–since I may need to switch to vodka to get numb a bit faster. We’ll see how the episode goes…

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      But of course! Delighted to share around or several with you. I plan to chugging the champers if things get dicey.

  • unbornfawn

    I can just jump on BART and be there in twenty minutes! Love it.

  • http://twitter.com/FunButNutz John Spodick

    Some entertainment…the Best/Worst of Michael Kors

    http://www.boyculture.com/boy_culture/2013/04/the-worst-of-michael-kors.html

  • Call me Bee

    “Were they asked to dress like a chamber music quartet?” Ahahahahaha… you are so right!

    Oh brother–a FOUR HOUR finale? I need a lot of liquor and I need it now.

    Besides that, I am in a state of mourning, as I will be unable to join you all at the TLounge next week, so this is my farewell until the next season. I won’t be able to see the epi until after Sunday when I return home, though I may be able to read TLo’s commentary on Friday morning.

    Therefore, I now drink a toast to our dear Uncles, Tom and Lorenzo, and also to you, my PUF/BK buddies. It’s been a slice.

    Now–let the fuffery begin. I shall take a drink every time anyone says fresh, modern, youthful or editorial.

    Who’s with me?

    • formerlyAnon

      I’ll raise my glass with you, to the Uncles and the Minionry.

      I cannot imagine playing your game, except with distastefully watered drinks, unless alcohol poisoning is desired! I’m on a strict 2-drink limit – even virtually – till next Thursday (deadlines), however, so no problems will arise.

      • Call me Bee

        You may be right. Moderation in all things. But then, being of Baltic descent, and having grown up amongst several breweries, my moderate amount is pretty high… Good luck with your deadlines.

        • formerlyAnon

          Ah, you are obviously to be remembered as a future teammate for drinking games. I am no good for them, having sadly low tolerance. Even in my younger days, “cheap date” pretty much summed me up.

    • Sarah

      I’ll do it. I’ve got to work at 9:30 am EST, but I’m pretty sure I can handle it. It’ll only be about a hundred sips…

    • NDC_IPCentral

      We’ll miss you next week, Bee, but we’ll see you occasionally around T Lo parts, I’m sure. Then again, PR’s next season probably starts in mid-May….

      • Lisa_Co

        I’m pretty sure there is a reunion show first week in May.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    Zac should have gone with the natural shade of lipstick like Heidi and Nina.

    • alyce1213

      Very rose lips hath he.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Late once again to the bar and blather — no, BKs don’t blather, they toss off bon mots. I went to six stores to try to find jicama for the way nifty salad I want to make for the dinner parties I’m throwing both Saturday and Sunday nights, and I can’t find jicama in Westchester County so far. This BK is bummed.

    Oh, there’s a competition that allegedly involves clothing design tonight? What T Lo said. Our Boys beat us all to the punch.

    • formerlyAnon

      Greetings! I’m having a delicious (fresh-squeezed juice, seltzer & the good tequila) Paloma, can I get you something?

      • NDC_IPCentral

        You weren’t anywhere close to the West, TX disaster, were you, FA? I’m starting to make inroads on a bottle of beer, but from a virtual standpoint I ought to be virtually quaffing something that befits the SF Hakkasan Restaurant, eh?

        • formerlyAnon

          You may drink as you please! My drinking is entirely virtual, tonight, so I don’t see why you cannot simply re-name your beer something more exotic.

          And no, West is a couple of hours north of here. It’s a rural-ish place but actually right off the interstate, so I’ve stopped there a couple of times with friends fond of the Czech baked goods it’s known for. It really is the kind of place where everyone who’s not a newcomer knows, at least by name or sight, just about everyone else – or one of their family members – so this must be truly awful for the town.

    • Call me Bee

      Nice to see you again, NDC. Good luck with the jicama quest. I read your recipe–sounds divine. Let me get your next drink, whether exotic or just a good beer.

    • Lisa_Co

      I grew up in Westchester. Doesn’t White Plains have pretty much everything? If not, the nearest Whole Foods in NYC probably does

      • NDC_IPCentral

        DING-DING-DING!!!! Lisa, you hit the jackpot for me! I called the Whole Foods at the Ridge Hill shopping center and bingo, they had jicama. The J(H)icama H(J)unt is over! Thanks so much. That resource simply had not come up on my radar. After hitting 6 stores yesterday, I guess I can give myself some slack. I spent half of this afternoon provisioning for all the cooking to be done in the next 36 hours, and I really should get in gear on the lemon chiffon pie with gingersnap crust…..

        • Lisa_Cop

          So glad you found it NDC:)) Have a wonderful dinner party!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Hi, Toots! D’you have an inside track on jicama here north of NYC? I’m jicama-less and will have to abandon my plans for jicama, citrus and watercress salad with pomegranate dressing for my entertaining this weekend. It would be so refreshing and beautiful with the African Chicken stew and black olive and rosemary foccacia I’m planning on making. Lemon chiffon pie with gingersnap crust for dessert…..

    • formerlyAnon

      Curse you woman! I’m combining a minor time crunch with an urge to drop a couple (um, 10) pounds and am on the third day of a very streamlined, pared-down rotation of meals. And here you go bringing up so many delicious edibles!

      Here in the heart of Texas, jicama is plentiful. I am sure you’ve tried your nearest fancy healthy/organic foods emporium, which is where I go when something seems is hard to fun?

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I never knew you were in the Lone Star State! Y’wanna airship me three pounds worth for arrival Saturday? I actually went to the health food store in Eastchester – nuthin’. I’ll try the one here in my town, but I’m not very confident at this point. I went to the Fancy Store first – it had had jicama in stock a few weeks ago, but since then, nada, though there was supposed to be a shipment that arrived this Tuesday — two days later, nuthin’, so I’m thinking no delivery.

        The African Chicken is quite healthy – chix thighs, chix broth, white and sweet potatoes, onions, chickpeas, peanut butter and seasonings. The focaccia recipe comes from the old Peter Kump Cooking School classes I took back in the ’90s – it’s pretty yummy, I must say. The lemon chiffon pie (never made it before so this is experimentation on my guests) is a calorie cargo ship.

        • Peeve

          Do you admit uninvited visitors from Ohio who happen to drop by just as you’re sitting down to dinner? Bearing jicama? Because that dinner sounds positively yummy!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Peeve, I’m a former Ohioan (Cinti back in the 70s and my dad grew up in the Queen City), so y’all come! It’s a lot of work. but I enjoy entertaining and always make enough that I have leftovers to sustain me in the righteously weary days after my hostessing.

          • Peeve

            Wish I could–your dinner sounds great, especially the jicama salad (hope you manage to find some). I’m a Michigan transplant to Dayton years ago, so I know the Cinci area very well. I envy you where you live now, though. I visit my best friend in NYC quite often and love the area. Hope your dinner goes well this weekend. I’m with you–I love having leftovers after entertaining!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Well, next time you get out this way (and I’m Michigan-born, Ohio relations and 1st job, but NY ‘burbs for nearly 36 years, yikes), let’s find a way to meet (we can make arrangements using TLo as an initial intermediary). The Great J(H)icama H(J)unt was a success today; LisaCop suggested Whole Foods, and it did have jicama in stock. I spent three hours+ this afternoon getting the rest of the provisions, and I’m about to start on the lemon chiffon pie with gingersnap crust to get it out of the way this evening. There’ll be a lot of cooking going on at Chez NDC tomorrow!

          • Peeve

            Definitely. I’ll probably be in NYC sometime this fall. It would be great to meet someone whose BK comments I enjoy so much! The world is such a small one, isn’t it? I grew up in Battle Creek, MI and lived for differing times in Kalamazoo, E. Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Southfield, MI before moving to Georgetown, KY and then Dayton (for over 25 years, gulp!).

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          That sounds delicious! Do you have any latin-type groceries in the area? Down here in Miami jicama is so common I picked it up at Publix yesterday for an Asian pickle salad; it’s right next to the yucca and cassava.
          Re: experimenting on your guests: I know they say you should save the stress and use your tried and true recipes but I always feel company is the perfect opportunity to try out something I’ve seen and haven’t had a chance to make. Lucky friends you have!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Hey there! Out here jicama is pretty easy to get. Just a stop at the green grocers in the Mission, and you’re set. Send you some? Btw it sounds delicious!!!!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Send it when you jet on over – it would be great to add you to the Saturday table, Kiltd.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I would be deeply honored, m’dear. Truly.

    • Sarah

      Jicama is damnably difficult to get on the East Coast. I didn’t even know what it was until I was over 20 and visited Cali.

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

      I am writing this down for the bitter kitten cookbook.
      You just think I’m kidding.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Viridian 61, after the Boys moderate my comment and allow my link, you’ll see the recipe. In the meantime, if you put “Citrus Watercress Salad” into a search engine, the F&W Jicama, Citrus and Watercress Salad is one of the earliest hits.

    • Call me Bee

      It’s easy to get here in Cheeseland as well–many good Mexican groceries and mercados with exotic produce. Could you substitute waterchestnuts, maybe? I always thought jicama was more crunch than actual flavor….

      • NDC_IPCentral

        WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA!!! Bee, that’s exactly what I’ll do if push comes to shove. The salad recipe is from Food & Wine here (and I know the link will delay posting) http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/jicama-citrus-and-watercress-salad You are a lifesaver. I’m sending good and grateful thoughts to my Grandmother’s and Great Aunts’ State, where you happily live.

        I so want this crunchy, colorful sweet/tart/bitter salad as a foil to the African Chicken Stew…..

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I want to care. I really do. But I just…can’t.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      We will think absolutely nothing less of you for not caring, indeed, we applaud your honesty.

  • http://twitter.com/DallasDiner Infinine®™

    Jeez Louise, the Lounge Bar in San Fran is so fuckin’ cool, I wouldn’t even know what drink to order…maybe absinthe?

  • conniemd

    A four hour finale? Definitely time to use my DVR and skip through all the tears and angst and other bullshit to get to the Time critique, add an extra look challenge and on to the runway.

  • kikisayshi

    My money’s on Stanley. He’s the only one that doesn’t get on my nerves.

  • MissAmynae

    Hey Y’all!

    Coin flip between Tito’s, Jameson-and-ginger, or Glenfiddich. hmmmm…..Might need all three, considering what a trainwreck this is gonna be.

    • formerlyAnon

      I’m not entirely certain that this show is Genfiddich-worthy.

      • Peeve

        Very good point.

      • MissAmynae

        I had Chef Boyardee instead.

  • MilaXX

    I may check out this week guys. After spending the day at the dentist discovering and treating a tooth abscess, I’m a bit pooped.

    • formerlyAnon

      Lord. That sounds like no fun. Sleep is probably a good idea, or at least coddling your self amongst the pillows with nourishing liquid refreshment and any meds that are required.

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

      Take care and heal well.

    • Call me Bee

      Oooh oweee. Take care and be well.

    • Peeve

      My sympathies.

    • alula_auburn

      oh, feel better!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Hope it heals promptly. Use those painkillers.

    • Qitkat

      Finally catching up with past comments. Take good care of yourself, and hope the treatment does you good.

  • Peeve

    Just an observation: I was as tense as a clenched fist when I got home from work tonight. I feel so much better after laughing at all the great comments tonight. Thank you, Bitter Kittens. You’re the best!

    • formerlyAnon

      We live to serve. Or, in my case, to pleasantly procrastinate.

    • Call me Bee

      It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it….

    • CozyCat

      all the alcohol helps too (hic!)

  • Peeve

    Uh oh. Disqus is recycling comments again…

  • formerlyAnon

    Adieu for now, fellow Bitter Kittens. I shall attempt a bit of productivity, and catch up with Sir Tim’s visitations (all I really care about) later.

    • Peeve

      What was that about ‘pleasantly procrastinating’? You sound much more productive than I am right now.

  • Stubenville

    I’m afraid I’m going to hurt myself rolling my eyes this evening.

    • Sarah

      Eyesocket exercising, you mean? Good for ya.

    • alula_auburn

      I’d recommend some gentle warm-ups first.

    • Call me Bee

      You just be careful. I just cannot watch PR without your particular brand of MSK3-type commentary during the episode.

    • TheAmericaness

      I tried to read Fifty Shades of Crap at the goading of a friend who “could not put it down! I promise you’ll change your mind!” and I kid you not I could not finish it because I got a headache from constantly rolling my eyes almost every other page. I didn’t know that could happen.

  • http://www.lifeinspice.com/ rose88

    Yep, TLo, that’s exactly what’s going to happen and we’ll hardly see any of their pieces. Of course they’ll also say how much they WANT TO WIN more than anyone else…maybe one of them will even throw in how much he or she NEEDS TO WIN! It hasn’t even started yet and I’m already bored.

  • Stubenville

    Dear God, Snidley’s hair.

  • guest2visits

    Great looking lounge…. I always wonder why the late night talk show hosts don’t have a desk that looks more like
    a cool bar, instead of just another brown desk. Kimmel’s new beautifully grained portion of desk is nice.

  • Qitkat

    Late to the party. Waves hi to everyone!
    Only virtual drinking for me tonite, due to a *procedure* but hoping for the best, waiting on a biopsy.
    Most likely will be A-ok. Anyway, great to be here. I’ll do my best to not doze off, but 2 hours tonite again!?
    Expecting the usual idiocy.

    • Cheryl

      Hi! I’ve been here for an hour but Sir Disqus decided not to recognize me so it took me a while to sign in.

    • formerlyAnon

      If you do doze off, what’s the harm? You’ve got TLo and in extremis, Lifetime online reruns (argh).

      (Best wishes. Waiting sucks.)

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Given my health-fraught 2012, I’ll be hoping your biopsy results are benign and you have no worries. Keep us BKs in the info loop, Ms. Q.

    • Qitkat

      Thanks for the good wishes @formerlyAnon and @NDC_IPCentral.
      Just as I expected I dozed off and am only now up to the runway. I don’t care much.

  • Stubenville

    Same lame bullshit – someone’s going home before fashion week.

  • alula_auburn

    Wow, Heidi looks so. . .normal.

    • Stubenville

      Ordinary?

      • alula_auburn

        I first wrote”covered.”

        • Stubenville

          Wait until you see the getup she has on for the judging [eyeroll]

  • Stubenville

    Like the new music.

  • Stubenville

    STFU you bitch. You’re not all that and a bag of chips.

  • Stubenville

    This is unkind, but I think they kept Patricia around for the “photogenic” home visit.

    • Call me Bee

      Interesting thought. It certainly is different than any other home visits we’ve seen before….

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Well, Taos is beautiful. Gotta give it that.

  • Stubenville

    Another cape Patricia? Really?

  • Stubenville

    Etsy, Tim.

  • zelavie

    Oh, good. Disqus is already recycling comments.

  • OrigamiRose

    Oh dear. Early tears means early shots. This is gonna be a long two hours…

    • Stubenville

      You betcha!

  • alula_auburn

    I’m not as sick of Patricia as some of you. . .but I can’t believe it’s not even 8:15.

  • Stubenville

    Does Michelle know how to speak without raising her voice at the end of every sentence like a question?

    • Cheryl

      No?

  • alula_auburn

    Well,I guess wolves are slightly less played out than vampires (?)

    • Stubenville

      And just as cuddly as Michelle.

  • MilaXX

    WTF did Dan do to his hair? That is truly a hot mess.

    • Stubenville

      Home perm?

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

        Awww, I love Daniel’s hair. He looks like the Oates half of Hall and Oates. Plus it makes me laugh really hard.

  • Stubenville

    I just burst out laughing at Snidley’s hair.

    • alula_auburn

      Like a Chia pet! Tim wins everything.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      he totally looks like a crazy man. one wild and crazy guy! is anyone else surprised to find out he’s latino? at least, he grew up in puerto rico, so i’m assuming. his sister should be playing carmen at the opera. somehow i got more of an anglo vibe, like an old time riverboat gambler or something.

  • Stubenville

    A chia pet – good call Tim.

  • AthenaJ

    Chia Pet!! Tim FTW!!!

  • alyce1213

    Daniel’s sister is stunning.

  • alula_auburn

    I’m also weirded out by his HUGE ring. What is even happening.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Frizzy, weepy Snidley….. If he dyed his head hair, he should have tinted the ‘stache, too….. If no dye, he should have had some white highlights.

  • zelavie

    “Isn’t that pretty?”
    “No.”

  • alula_auburn

    I don’t get Daniel’s color palette with his inspiration(s).

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

      Neither do I. There is no inference of nebulas anywhere in that collection, not that I can see.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    What did Daniel do to his head? I actually like his collection. I don’t know how “fashion forward” it is, but it’s sharp-looking.

    Patricia, weren’t you going to avoid making the textiles because of the production issue?

    I’d like to spend more time in the home visits and less on the tension back in NYC. We’ve seen tense people at the Atlas for several weeks now.

  • alula_auburn

    Is this like Mad Libs inspiration here?

  • zelavie

    Yum, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies!

    Oh, am I supposed to be watching the show?

    • Stubenville

      Cookies?

      • l_c_ann

        Cookies here, too, because my partner is fed up with PR and he likes to make cookies

  • OhSayNow

    Stanley’s is looking like fashionable grandma to me.

    • Stubenville

      Nancy Reagan.

    • Cheryl

      “And then there’s Maude…”

  • MilaXX

    Stanley needs to tell his niece that weave is not the business.

    • Introspective

      SOOOOOO glad somebody said it. i rewound that scene with homegirl twice to understand it. i was left exclaiming to myself, “what in the ACTUAL fuck is occurring with homegirl’s straggly ass blond strands???”

      oh my lord.

      that is all.

  • Cheryl

    BOOM! Dead sister. Stanley for the win.

    • CarolinLA

      But he didn’t make a big deal about it and it was mentioned in the context of the home visits.

  • alula_auburn

    My new children’s book: The Quiet Horse and the One-Way Monkey

    • AthenaJ

      Yes, but is it editorial?

      • alula_auburn

        Well, it looks expensive!

    • Call me Bee

      Awwww I miss Dimitry!

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

        He’s infinitely missable. Dmitry is on my list of top 5 favorite PR designers.

  • DeTrop

    So far I don’t recognize much that matches the decoy collections. But Michelle was wearing that ‘green’ she loves.

  • zelavie

    Sure they recognized you, Daniel. You have the world’s longest nose hairs.

  • alula_auburn

    Oh my God, he’s still on about that damn coat?!?

    • lessax3

      Oh God, seriously! Daniel, get the hell over it!

    • OrigamiRose

      He’s probably constructed a shrine to it at home. Complete with candles and incense and a memory book.

    • guest2visits

      Seriously what the hell Daniel…

  • Peeve

    What the hell is he dredging all that up for? Get a grip, Snidely!

  • Stubenville

    Could it be because YOU’RE A BITCH Mitchelle?

  • CozyCat

    DEAD RELATIVE ALERT!!!

    Stanley’s going to win….

  • guest2visits

    I actually like what Patricia’s wearing. Nice sweater/scarf thing.

  • AthenaJ

    Chaps… did Patricia really make CHAPS?

    • Peeve

      I think Michelle made the chaps.

  • Stubenville

    Chaps?

    • AthenaJ

      YMCA!!

      • Stubenville

        [snort]

  • Stubenville

    I hope Michelle sends the chaps down the runway just to see:

    a. Nina lose it.

    or

    b. Nina bend over backwards to praise them as “editorial.”

  • CozyCat

    You know, I have no intention of watching the “Preacher’s Daughters” show.

    BUT: the last commercial had a great line: (kissing)…is shopping upstairs for downstairs goods.”

    • PastryGoddess

      I’m so going to use that line

  • Stubenville

    Stanley seems like he’s going to implode.

  • Stubenville

    Cue Richard…

  • Stubenville

    Knew it!

  • GTrain

    Richard is like a bad rash!

  • zelavie

    Oh, cut it, Stanley. We all know you were thinking “well, shit.”

  • AthenaJ

    AHAHAHAHA Richard!!! poor Stanley…

  • alula_auburn

    I’m getting whiplash from the two extremes of Daniel’s hair.

    • CozyCat

      Wasn’t it just PERFECT that one of his inspirations is Salvador Dali!

      • Call me Bee

        yeah I caught that, too. At least he recognizes it….

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

    Why is it that they were only away from each other for a few weeks but they all come back looking as though it’s been, like, years?

    • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

      How did whatshername get that pregnant in just a few weeks?

      • PastryGoddess

        She was already tiny so she may just be looking super preggo

    • DinaSews

      It was 5 months

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

        They got 5 months this time? Did not know that.

        • DinaSews

          When Tim visited Patricia the caption said 4 months later. then when they showed up at Atlas it said 4 weeks later.

  • Stubenville

    “A coating piece” WTF?

  • alula_auburn

    I don’t think anyone but Tim, and possibly Nina, should be allowed to begin a sentence with “I’m concerned.”

    • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

      :( I use it all the time.

      • alula_auburn

        Oh, no, people in real life can use it! I mostly meant it sounds so fake-nice when designers are talking about each other.

  • OrigamiRose

    *sobbing*

    What did we do to be stuck with Richard YET AGAIN?

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Bunim-Murray’s version of Groundhog Day? Richard, the Zombie Designer who will not go into that good night and stay gone.

      • OrigamiRose

        This made me laugh out loud :) And for that, I’m going to drink in your honor.

    • Stubenville

      Here, let me freshen your drink.

  • zelavie

    Is it just me, or does this whole “hombre hair” trend (a la Amanda) just look like people can’t pay for upkeep on their dye jobs?

    • AthenaJ

      Seriously, I must have inadvertently started the trend back when I was a broke college student.

    • alula_auburn

      Yeah, I’m not a fan.

    • annaplurabelle

      I’m pretty sure it’s Ombre. Hombre is a man. But it’s nice to have a trend for the brokeass, isn’t it?

      • zelavie

        Oops! :)

      • MoHub

        Yeo, It’s ombré, meaning shadowy or shaded.

    • ChristinaRi

      The ombre?

      It was very helpful to me when I was growing my hair out to dark blonde. :D

    • Call me Bee

      No it is not just you.

    • BookishBren

      I hate…HATE ombre hair color. HATE.

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

      Yes. Yes it does. I actually had no idea “ombre hair” was a thing until I saw a commercial during PR for Feria’s at home ombre coloring. I just thought Stanley’s sister and Amanda hadn’t been to the hair salon for a very long time. On a side note, doing your own ombre color sounds like a recipe for disaster. The only thing worse would be bleaching your own hair.

  • DeTrop

    Well blow me down. Stanley’s the one with unsewn clothes. I don’t get it. Doesn’t that look that our ‘funeral’ lady working with Stanley? Uh Oh!

  • Call me Bee

    Daniels clothing looks like everything I see at Chico’s…and do not buy.

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

    Even with a few extra weeks, Patricia’s still looks like she rounded up her supplies at AC Moore.

  • SRQkitten

    A homage to Dr, Suess!

    • Stubenville

      Exaaactly!

      • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

        Ahh, Casanova. I miss you so.

  • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

    Tim has a positive response to the headpiece. Can I have another drink????

  • Stubenville

    “Lumber Jackie?”

    • AthenaJ

      Oh, she’s a lumberjack and she’s ok, she sleeps all night and she works all day!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Alas, I don’t expect Patricia to get that reference. But it made me snort.

      • Stubenville

        She cuts down trees, she wears high heelsSuspenders and a bra…

    • Call me Bee

      Hahahahha…I’m sure he meant lumberjack-y. :) But Lumber Jackie may be one of Chloe S’s new alter egos. Plaid shirt, no pants, huge boots.

    • DeTrop

      I hate it. It’s so unfeminine.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    Okay, I’m only half-paying attention but so far I don’t recognise anything from the decoy collections…. is my memory *that* bad?

    • AthenaJ

      Same here

      • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

        But that’s good, right? because the decoys were abominable and I lost interest in watching this season after seeing them.

    • DeTrop

      I posted the same thing. A lot of good Tim’s trip did. He made them change their whole collections??????

    • Stubenville

      Yes. Blue thing with dangly disks from Patricia.

    • Call me Bee

      THis is why I *never* look at the decoy collections. Only after designers are eliminated. It ruins the surprize.

  • OhSayNow

    Oh Jesus, I just realized this thing is two hours long. Who on earth thought that was necessary. Pass the vodka, please.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I’ll match you swig for swig. This is toooooo loooong.

    • Call me Bee

      I am with you there. It’s only 9:06??!?!

      • Stubenville

        Is it still 2013?

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      i’m enjoying the last of my whipped cream flavored vodka with some homemade strawberry vodka. i’m sure most classic vodka drinkers hate it, but i’m a sucker for anything vanilla.

      • Call me Bee

        Actually sounds tasty. But yeah–I’m a vodka purist, mostly. Only plain and only Russian.

  • PastryGoddess

    oh lovely, disqus has now recycled comments at least 5 times now.

    • ChristinaRi

      I do not have the same disqus problems as everyone else.

      • zelavie

        What magic world do you live in? (Or maybe, what browser do you use?)

        • ChristinaRi

          I’m on a mac with safari. When I was on a iPad posting, I had some difficulty with Discus, but on the laptop, it is pretty much just like it used to be. But even on the iPad, it wasn’t as bad as other’s seemed to be saying. Just sort of cumbersome.

      • nosniveling

        me neither- works great on Safari

        • zelavie

          I use Safari as well, but disqus is all kinds of jacked up for me.

    • Call me Bee

      I have to use Firefox. It works pretty well.

      • PastryGoddess

        I could use firefox or safar and see if it stops acting up

    • CarolinLA

      Is this a Chrome issue? Because it’s driving me nuts.

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

        I really think it’s entirely Disqus’ fault. The AV Club also uses Disqus and the comments sections over there have been wonky all day. I haven’t been seeing any problems here, but I figure it’s just a matter of time.

  • ChristinaRi

    Patricia’s doesn’t exactly read fall to me.

    Tim likes the headpieces, but I still remember what they did to Mondo about his head pieces that were much more restrained than Patricia’s. Nina’s “He didn’t liiiiisten!” still rings in my ears.

    • Stubenville

      Patricia’s doesn’t exactly read planet Earth to me.

      • ChristinaRi

        You always make me laugh. I don’t really see Patricia as so “fashion forward.” Didn’t Ralph Lauren or somebody do that whole southwestern chic thing to death already?

  • NDC_IPCentral

    A whole ‘nother hour to go? OK, I’m having my second beer. My doctor will have to understand that it was for therapeutic reasons. A necessity.

    • Stubenville

      It’s medicinal.

    • Call me Bee

      Definitely

  • ChristinaRi

    Poor Daniel. He is like a little old lady. A very sweet little old lady. No wonder he has a problem with things looking old.

    I’m still saying Patricia is going to win.

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

      I was thinking that too. Even though Nina despises Patricia’s work, I can see Heidi steamrolling over her, because Heidi adores it. I can’t wait to hear what Michael Kors thinks of it.

      • Lisa_Co

        Zac and Nina don’t seem to agree (or like each other) much. Zac has been siding with Heidi, especially over Patricia. It will be interesting to see the dynamic when Kors returns next week.

  • PastryGoddess
  • zelavie

    Are they at least going to announce the one who doesn’t “show” tonight, or is this 2 full hours of fluff?

    • Stubenville

      Probably 2 hours of fluff.

  • alula_auburn

    Daniel’s rockin’ the pimp coat to go with his ‘stache.

  • Stubenville

    Damn, that’s an ugly shirt, Tim.

    • alula_auburn

      I feel like he was “inspired” by the Lumber Jackie shirt. And not in a good way.

  • Stubenville

    What is a “spacey red?”.

  • spititout

    why let bitter Layana back in the room? I want Kate, Layana is not nice!

    • ChristinaRi

      She was really helpful to Patricia.

  • OrigamiRose

    Jesus, the bar is low but Richard may be the most useless person ever to appear on PR.

    • TheAmericaness

      If I was Patricia I would have put an evil dream catcher over his bed. Seriously.

  • ChristinaRi

    I must ask: What was Stanley thinking? Surely he’s seen this show before.

  • Stubenville

    Stanley’s looks old

    • DeTrop

      and yet he looks like a major contender. I’m scratching my head over his collection. I don’t get his aesthetic at all.

  • Stubenville

    Daniel’s hats are music video tacky.

  • ChristinaRi

    I really do like Patricia as a person. I think she’s lovely, but her eyes may actually pop out and roll around before the finale. It’s gonna take her to the edge

  • alyce1213

    Ah the real Heidi is back: short, tight and animale.

  • alula_auburn

    Ugh, what is this runway music?

    • Stubenville

      From Tatooine?

  • Stubenville

    Surprise! Zac isn’t dressed as an elderly lesbian tonight.

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

    Did Stanley just blame the skinny model for his ugly dress?

    • JillK

      Yeah, Stanley, it’s totally your model’s body type, and not any bad choices you’ve made that make your dress look bad. Right.

  • alula_auburn

    Oh. . .there’s “understated” and there’s calling that show-stopping.

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

    And Patricia’s inspiration was apparently Kesha?

  • OrigamiRose

    Did Snidely just throw Patricia shade during her first look?

  • Stubenville

    Patricia’s looks random.

    • JillK

      It’s hypnotized Heidi!

      • AthenaJ

        It’s the mirror-like things on the last dress – like a cat toy. How hilarious would it be if she ran up to the stage and started batting at it?

        • zelavie

          LOL!

    • AthenaJ

      It’s the mirror-like things on the last dress… like a cat toy. How hilarious would it be if she ran up to the stage and started batting at it?

      • AthenaJ

        Grr WTF Disqus???

  • zelavie

    Stanley: Puffy crotch, kinda dated (but not horrible), hideous jacket (but fun fabric)

  • zelavie

    Patricia: Scarf attack!, That model’s arms must itch, WTF??? (THAT is your showstopper?!)

  • alula_auburn

    Heidi is enchanted by the headdress. I think literally!

    • Stubenville

      You can dust the ceiling fan with it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    (reminding myself that judges ‘ reactions can be edited in wherever)

  • Peeve

    Gotta say it–I liked all 3 of Patricia’s a lot. Loved stanley’s 3rd look, but even in leather, that jacket looked matronly. Thought Daniel’s were pretty boring.

  • alyce1213

    Heidi wants to wear Patricia’s cape so BAAAAAD. She wants it!

  • ChristinaRi

    Heidi is totally in love with Patricia’s collection.

    • nosniveling

      her eyes bulged with glee.

      • Lisa_Co

        And now Nina has taken Heidi’s line and used it with Zac. In defense of Stanley’s outfit Nina actually said “I would wear that”! OMG worlds are colliding. We need Kors…..

  • zelavie

    Daniel: Not entirely awful, Kinda dig the weird collar (also, alien hair), BO-ring! (and more alien hair)

    • Stubenville

      DETEST the hat though…

      • zelavie

        Indeed. He did not use the Lord & Taylor wall thoughtfully.

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

          Or strategically.

    • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

      I like that dress though. And by that I mean I want to look as hot as the model in that dress.

    • CozyCat

      The looks are nice. But each one resembles something he did during the season. I don’t know why he thinks he worked “out of his box.”

  • ChristinaRi

    Nina looks like Daniel’s collection is sucking the soul out of her body.

  • OrigamiRose

    Daniel’s is fine, in that, perfectly classic, nothing new to see here kind of way. I think Patricia may beat him out for the final spot.

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

      I hope so. At least her’s shows creativity. With a dose of crazy, but still way more creative than Daniel’s.

      • OrigamiRose

        Agreed.

        • Stubenville

          Don’t bore Nina.

  • zelavie

    Michelle: Reads very Jay McCarroll, Futuristic Christina Hendricks, There’s a LOT going on with that coat

    • alula_auburn

      LOL,I was thinking the second especially had kind of a Mad Men/Game of Thrones mash-up going on. Maybe I was still pondering “wolf sweater.”

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

      All I keep thinking is if you actually put anything into those bags, they’ll rip right off the jacket from the weight. And the one on the back is ripe for pick pockets!

  • alyce1213

    Michelle’s loks are all about Fall. Bodes well for her — maybe. Who knows anymore?

  • Stubenville

    [eyeroll] The chaps. Oy.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    oh neoprene skirt with napkin at waist? no.

  • Stubenville

    Oh look – Michelle has buzzed the side of her head like Anya. She’ll win.

    • ChristinaRi

      If only she could ingratiate herself with the judges like Anya

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

        If only she couldn’t sew.

  • Call me Bee

    Michelle’s collection really reminds me of Jay’s–without the color. I love it.

  • ChristinaRi

    Heidi would never wear a single piece from Michelle and unfortunately that is how she judges fashion.

    • Stubenville

      Perhaps the chaps with nothing underneath?

  • Peeve

    Get it together, Disqus!!!

    • Stubenville

      Too late.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Like that’s gonna happen…. Disqus just destroys our ability to read others’ comments and to interact easily.

    • AthenaJ

      This new Disqus format makes baby Jesus cry :(……

    • OrigamiRose

      Disqus: Making You Feel Drunk Even When You’re Completely Sober.

  • lessax3

    Michelle’s was my favorite when I didn’t know it was her’s and it is still my favorite.

    • Peeve

      Mine, too. Her craftsmanship is really great. All that quilting in those pants that were under the coat–loved that!

      • TheAmericaness

        I’m so “relieved” that Michelle managed to “turn herself around” from that piece of “crap” she made the week before….

        Am I bitter? I never thought I’d actually be this pissed at Heidi. Michelle for the win.

  • DeTrop

    Stanley – Mummsy.
    Patricia – Me likee. (but is it cohesive?)
    Daniel – Me likee. (I can’t figure me out. Maybe I’m drunk).
    Michelle – Edgey but just a little OTT for me.

  • Call me Bee

    And I love what Michelle is wearing–the Robin Hood style blouse

    • Andrea

      And the cat brooch!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Stanley and Daniel are showing older looks than the judges prefer. Michelle – very cohesive and a definite “point of view.” Patricia has a point of view but is shakier.

    • Stubenville

      Then Snidley is going home.

  • http://twitter.com/sarah_aronson sarah aronson

    Michelle’s was my favorite by far.

  • alyce1213

    Well Michelle’s in.

  • OrigamiRose

    Crap. It’s 10:26 with judging starting. That seems like an opportunity for another last minute twist.

  • zelavie

    Super cool that she worked with Joe. I loved his crazy knitwear.

  • ChristinaRi

    What happened to all the cream and red that Daniel had during the Tim Gunn visit?

    • zelavie

      I was wondering the same thing. I went back and looked at his final collection, and there’s basically only one piece that’s not black.

    • DeTrop

      Exactly. Just what did Tim’s trip accomplish? I think it speaks to the designer’s insecurities that they harken back to dark colors. Sad.

  • dschubba

    Someone’s mixing hard and soft? FINALLY.

    • alula_auburn

      My mind, it is blown!

    • ZnSD

      HA!

  • nosniveling

    haha Daniel has the full range from A to B

  • Stubenville

    Ground control to Major Tom…

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

    My favorite piece from Michelle’s Firefly cosplay collection is the sweater Joe made!!

    • Scoobydrew

      Exactly! I said to my friend ” Oh look Michelle was watching Firefly while she was designing!”

  • Joe J

    If you’re in the final 4 and Nina’s kindest compliments are repeating the phrase “nicely made”, you’re in deep shit.

  • AthenaJ

    Stingray? Lamb? Eek Daniel is certainly making his destructive way through the animal world isn’t he?

    • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

      I was so annoyed by the comments about how common stingray is. Have seen it a million times! It’s not new! Bitch, please.

    • DeTrop

      Maybe he can join forces with Wolf lady.

  • spititout

    Joe, gorgeous wolf sweater! Smart michelle, very hunger games

    • alyce1213

      The pattern is remarkable. Beautifully done.

    • CozyCat

      That’s the kind of thinking that you can build a career on.

  • ChristinaRi

    Daniel did not chose the right pieces.

    • zelavie

      Daniel did not MAKE the right pieces.

    • AthenaJ

      Yeah I think he may be out….

  • CozyCat

    Patricia’s model is hiding her face under the “hat”!

    • Joe J

      Well, then Patricia certainly accessorized well, if nothing else. Although I would like to see her advance over Daniel, just because of the cray-cray.

      • alula_auburn

        Yeah, I’d much rather be somewhat baffled than bored.

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

      I thought it was a cheerleading pompom when she first pulled it out. I really love that hat, though. It’s fun and it makes me smile.

  • alula_auburn

    I lol’d at Tina Turner Smurf–and I’m interested in Patricia still!

  • zelavie

    I seriously hate Patricia’s blue dress. It’s just so… preschool craft project.

    • Call me Bee

      I am right with you there. That and the fur on the head. Nothing short of silly.

    • Peeve

      I don’t like it standing still. But I did love how it moved on the runway.

      • zelavie

        This is the same technique she used in one of the first challenges, right? I think it’s all about the fabric – I loved it when she did it earlier, but with this blue fabric it just looks cheap and crafty.

        • DeTrop

          But she showed color. Beautiful color. Cote d’azur blue. I’m so tired of black. The whole country doesn’t live in the northeast. That’s why I’m disappointed in both Daniel and Stanley. Drab, drab, drab.

          • zelavie

            It’s not the color that makes it look cheap, it’s how thin the fabric is, especially when combined with those hideous sequins. I’m all about some color on the runway!

    • Lisa_Co

      Nina is right there with you.

  • Stubenville

    Nina said it! Dr. Seuss!

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

    Patricia gives mica a bad name ( says the geologist)

    • PastryGoddess

      She said micaceous no?

  • Call me Bee

    Very happy to help. Here’s to dinner parties! I love going to them and giving them. :) Thanks for the salad recipe, BTW. I’ll try it! Now I need that African stew recipe…. LOL…

    • NDC_IPCentral

      The one I have I got from my sister, but if you put African Chicken stew recipe into a search engine you’ll get good hits. There’s a version at AllRecipes dot com that is pretty similar to hers.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    Nina did not intend Dr Seuss to be a compliment

    • dschubba

      That face was priceless.

    • DeTrop

      I loved the way Zac turned it around.

  • berkeleygirl

    Patricia’s looks may be a bit wacky but, unlike Daniel, she went for it and shows a point of view.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      And they’re not wacky in an ugly way. The headpiece works better in motion than I thought it would in the stills from the collection shots.

      • zelavie

        I respectfully disagree.

      • spititout

        I love Dr. seuss and smurfs and tina turner and my little pony, my favorite things, so i was very pleased, looked so much better in motion than in stills

  • alula_auburn

    OMG I’m amazed Zac didn’t drop dead when he claimed Dr. Seuss is a compliment from Nina because of her kids! That was a Glare of Death.

    • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

      I felt it going down my spine!

    • spititout

      Zac is cool and he has balls and I think he can see art in fashion, go Zac!

    • Wendi126

      Absofuckinglutely

    • DeTrop

      Nina is one big beeyatch! She wants Patricia out of there in a big way. To favor Stanley’s boring collection makes me wonder about her. She has got that look on her face. Her warrior look.

  • spititout

    celebrate, Nina! Fashion should be fun sometimes

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

    Layana’s Barcelona coat would fit into Stanley’s collection.

  • GTrain

    Classic American Sportswear? I feel like Stanley makes it up as he goes along.

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

    YES! The exposed zipper is passe! THANK YOU, ZAC!

  • OrigamiRose

    Thank you for posting this! But I think one of the links is a repeat….

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

    Nina is so over PR and she is not even bothering to hide it. Let’s send her away on sabbatical for next season.

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

      And the rest

    • CarolinLA

      It is time for her to go. Look what happened to Kors: he leaves PR and suddenly he’s one of Time’s 100 Influential Persons.

  • spititout

    Stanleys styles look thick and pedestrian, I am disappointed

    • nosniveling

      hated that gold dress, reminds me of 50′s cocktail wear

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Worse, like a costume version of 50′s cocktail wear.

    • DeTrop

      and he tells the judges he has plenty of WOW!. Where? His is the most boring of all four but he is a judges fav????

  • zelavie

    They identified them after last week’s show. Taking the cracktastic judging out of the equation, Michelle is the hands-down winner.

    • DeTrop

      For sure. All three judges loved her pieces.

    • CarolinLA

      Remember, we all said that about Mondo.

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

    It is hard to watch Stanley’s critique. He is so upset and nervous with his voice shaking. Ouch.

    • guest2visits

      Yes, and it looked like he was sewing up to the last moment.

  • Peeve

    I’m pretty sure Snidely is history…

  • Stubenville

    Rarely does Nina say “I’d wear that.”

    • PastryGoddess

      Very true. And I think that more people would wear what Nina wears than Fraulein Klum

      • CozyCat

        Well, she did win “judging the judges” last year.

    • Introspective

      agree. and i saw why. if stanley hadnt covered up that top with that fugly leather coat there might have been a bit more wow in his collection. but only a bit.

  • ChristinaRi

    Nina and Heidi each has her own pet. They are gonna fight so much.

    • PastryGoddess

      I’m going with Nina!

    • CarolinLA

      I know Heidi likes Patricia but is Nina’s pet Stanley?

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

        Nina has been Daniel’s cheerleader from the start. She lost her pet tonight.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Boo-hoo time in the lounge now while the judges eviscerate the competitors. Man, I wish I had the Puffs or Kleenex concession for stocking that room……

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

    The only one who deserves Fashion Week is Michelle.

  • Stubenville

    Either all four move on or Snidely is packing his stingray…

  • ChristinaRi

    I can’t believe Stanley put that ugly leather coat on that beautiful two piece outfit.

    • Introspective

      agree. the back of that coat swung nicely but the cut of the front?? omg, so meh. the leather version of the quilted l.l. bean jacket that upper east side women wear at their country house.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    “We have a very hard decision to make tonight” — except that it won’t be made by US, the judges, but rather by Bunim-Murray and me as the producer….

    Man, Heidi, you really are telegraphing “cougar” tonight.

  • Peeve

    Really, Heidi–Michelle didn’t succeed from any help from you.

  • AthenaJ

    I think Michelle will end up the overall winner. Stanely really shot himself in the foot tonight.

    • berkeleygirl

      Here’s hoping, but you never know anymore with this show – i.e. Gretchen vs. Mario

      • guest2visits

        Mondo?

        • Joe J

          Ah, THAT explain’s Gretchen’s win, then – the judges found our little plumber’s “magic” mushrooms.

          • AthenaJ

            Wait, does this mean Gretchen was actually King Koopa?

          • Joe J

            And there was a Peach. Ok, now I’m getting weirded out here.

          • AthenaJ

            Hah!!!

    • annaplurabelle

      I think they felt she was such an obvious front runner, that they needed to fake people out with that stupid “do or die” BS.

    • Lisa_Co

      Next week Nina’s ally Kors is back. That should be some politicking there that changes everything. Don’t think Kors will like Patricia’s crafty looks, just like Nina.

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

    NO IT’S NOT SAD, HEIDI!

  • alyce1213

    Nina won’t cut Patricia any slack, huh?

    • CarolinLA

      I’m actually a little pissed that Nina can’t see that Patricia has something to offer.

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

        Yeah, Nina has really closed her mind off the Patricia. I get why she didn’t like what Patricia made during the season. She sent a whole lot of mess down the runway. But I think Patricia has some really good pieces in her collection, and I wish Nina would recognize that.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    snooze boys!

  • myristica_fragrans

    nina please. if anya could win, patricia is more than ready.

    • Peeve

      She can create her own fabric AND sew a sleeve!

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

        OMG! So true. But still on Team Michelle.

  • OrigamiRose

    “The Snooze Boys.” HA.

  • Peeve

    Since when was Stanley ever a “Wow man”???

    • zelavie

      Daniel, not Stanley. And all I can think of is “Wow! That look is really dated!”

  • ChristinaRi

    Sloppy seconds!!

  • guest2visits

    Loved the peplum top Daniel made. HIs looks were good, but not all that new, like Stanleys.

  • alula_auburn

    ahahahah Zac yawning at the visible back zipper! He’s finally coming into his very own snark.

    • Stubenville

      Maybe he’s started dating Kors.

  • Joe J

    I need an animated GIF of Zac yawning at the ass-zipper.

    • spititout

      make it happen, please!

  • CozyCat

    ZP finally calls out the dreaded exposed back zipper!!!

    • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

      Where was he about 5 seasons ago? It’s always been one of my PR pet peeves.

      • Call me Bee

        Yeah–once it starts showing up here in fly-over country, it is definitely OUT.

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

      And this is his first season! They’ve been doing it for years on PR and neither Nina nor Heidi has ever said anything.

  • dschubba

    Stanley channeled 90s Debra Messing with that gold dress.

    • Peeve

      I didn’t realize until you said it, but that’s EXACTLY the kind of dress Debra Messing likes. Good eye.

      • Stubenville

        In Infant de Prague statue fabric.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    Hoping that Zac has killed the exposed back zipper forever

  • spititout

    I love Zac, he hates butt zippers!

  • CT14

    Im just stunned at the “maybe they an turn it around” talk.

    Why weren’t their collections complete? Meticulously complete?

    Yes, Anya, but really? They had months and only Michelle finished her clothes?

  • zelavie

    I think Zac just redeemed his whole season of meh with a single comment.

  • PastryGoddess

    didn’t Heidi rip Chris March for using hair in his collection

    • zelavie

      Yes, but he used human hair, which I suppose is infinitely creepier than horse hair.

      • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

        Really? One came from a human head, the other used to cover a horse’s butt. I know which one I’d choose!

    • Cheryl

      Wasn’t it human hair?

      • PastryGoddess

        yes it was but honesty it didn’t look all that different from what patricia did. And he used all black

        And he probably used synthetic human hair as it’s much less expensive than real human hair

    • lessax3

      Yes, his was human hair though which is fine for wigs that sit on your own head but icky if on a jacket.

    • CT14

      Yes, they all thought the hair was cool when it might have been an exotic fur, but when they discovered he’d used human hair, he was auffed as icky and creepy in favor of Rami.

      • formerlyAnon

        I always thought it was ridiculously precious of people who are far more likely than the average human to wear or to hug people who are wearing human hair hairpieces, to get all squicked out by that trim. But then, one can’t control one’s visceral reactions. And Chris March might be my all-time PR favorite on screen personality, I liked his work, and I would love to own one of his hair-trimmed Edward Gorey-esque pieces.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      I have an Ann Demeulemeester tuxedo jacket from way back with black horsehair like that, front and back – I always feel very rock-n-roll when I – occasionally – -wear it.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Next gimmick season: Project Runway Rainbow.

    No black or white allowed in any challenge or final collection. Please. PLEASE.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      If only!

    • PastryGoddess

      I’d watch that!

    • Cheryl

      And each look has to feature My Little Pony Rainbow Hair.

    • Stubenville

      Sponsored by Jelly Belly candies?

      • BuffaloBarbara

        They can have whatever sponsors they want, as long I don’t have to look at one more “sophisticated” all-black collection. ;p

        ETA: I’d look to Skittles, though.

  • Wendi126

    Can we just give Michelle the win and end the season? Please pretty please.

    • Stubenville

      Not if it means a repeat of Dance Moms next week.

  • OrigamiRose

    Hey, Michelle? What happened to your ‘no hugging’ rule?

    • zelavie

      The producers were completely screwing with her that week. I’d have been the same way.

      • OrigamiRose

        Yeah but… she’s also been quite a bitch to others when she wasn’t being screwed with but playing the design room martyr.

        • zelavie

          I don’t think it was design room martyr. With me, if I’m in a highly emotional state, any physical contact will cause a full breakdown. I guess I’m assuming that was her reasoning for the “no hugs” rule.

          • OrigamiRose

            In the early weeks, she was a major league drama queen.

          • Stubenville

            Only the early weeks? [eyeroll]

          • OrigamiRose

            I’m with you, Stubenville.

          • TheAmericaness

            I was re-watching the early weeks just this week with my friend who hadn’t seen them. When I told my friend that Michelle was being played as the villain a bit, we both laughed as we really tried to work out why. It’s just not really there. However, we all the enjoy the show in different ways. It was nice to watch as everyone on the show really seems to like her, maybe Kate being the exception. Cheers :)

          • CozyCat

            My only complaint about her in the early weeks was that she was already doing her entertaining but snarky THs about the other contestants’ designs. But her early designs really didn’t back up the talk. Later, when her work improved, I found her comments much more acceptable. (and frankly, Stanley was equally critical in all his commentaries throughout the show…)

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

            Viewers seem to remember things the way they want them to be and not the way they were. I’ve never found any of Michelle’s comments to be over the line or especially bitchy. She was just honest.

    • CarolinLA

      She didn’t want to be touched when she was upset, not that she was against hugging.

      • OrigamiRose

        She was upset almost every week about something.

  • Stubenville

    Of course.

  • http://twitter.com/mxmstrmnn max mustermann

    Oh lordy.

  • AthenaJ

    Aww poor Daniel. He’s an overall nice guy.

    • OrigamiRose

      “Please pack your nose hairs and go.”

      But then I felt bad thinking that after his exit interview.

  • spititout

    I am so happy Patricia and Michelle made it! Patricia can’t win but she will show, controversial and creative. Michelle for the WIN! I like the boys, but…

    • ChristinaRi

      I think Patricial will win. Heidi admits she’s been rooting for her all season. It looks in the preview that Zac and Heidi are both arguing for her.

      • TheAmericaness

        If Patricia wins, it will be proof positive that the whole point of the teams challenges is not what they stated, but to let people like Patricia get through to please Heidi – or the producers, or whoever is gunning for whatever designer for whatever reason. In a regular season, Patricia would have been eliminated well before the finals if you look at her cumulative work. She got carried. A lot.

      • l_c_ann

        If Patricia wins, can she design for women not to look like wrapped old fashioned clothes pins? Straight sides and can interchange front and back freely? Not exactly the Lord and Taylor I used to use for work clothes.

        • copper

          I agree. She’s definitely not commercial or retail-friendly but i think her clothes are for a different group of people and events than the Lord and Taylor market. They’re for the book launch, or the PR event, or the weekend picnic — not for the office or a formal dinner party. They’re for the moments you want people to look at you and think ‘she’s different and strange and quirky. let me go and talk to her’. I also think with some work on fit and massive editing down her clothes can be worn at work. Is that enough for her to win project runway? No, in my opinion. Project runway winners have to be both commercial and fashionable. but still, it’s nice to see an unconventional view.

      • unbornfawn

        It wouldn’t surprise me if Patricia won. It is the perfect story line for Lifetime, and they can use the “she has a point of view” justification.

    • lessax3

      I’m all behind a Michelle win. I like her, like her designs and like her as a person.

  • Stubenville

    And now I really don’t give a damn who wins. I just hope it’s not Tattoo Girl.

    • OrigamiRose

      A-freaking-men!

    • DeTrop

      Brace yourself. She’ll win. Kors is going to love her looks and her color palette.

      • Stubenville

        I don’t doubt her talent. I just find her obnoxious.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          i’m with you. her emotional roller coaster is too much for me.

  • zelavie

    I JUST realized that the jacket Daniel is wearing is half black, half navy.

    • ChristinaRi

      Ha! And one side is longer than the other!

    • bobman59

      I really liked the idea of that jacket. I was wondering if he ran that up on his Singer or if that is something that is available somewhere. I didn’t notice the different lengths, which would not be so desirable. Okay this is gonna sound mean, is it me or does Daniel have ill fitting dentures? Sure I’m going to hell.

  • ChristinaRi

    I just noticed that the sides of Daniel’s blazer don’t match up.

  • GTrain

    I think Daniel is sweet but he really struggles with design, as in original ideas and a point of view. He’d probably be better off working for a designer than being the main dude.

    • CarolinLA

      He really shined as part of a team. And his graceful exit showed his team spirit really well.

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

      I agree. He produced his better pieces under the guidance of designers with more youthful sensibilities. I wish him well, tho. He seemed a bit fake to me with his histrionic behavior, but his response to Layana’s accusing him of betrayal and his exit interview challenged my predominant impression of him.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Daniel is gentleman, and he departed gracefully.

    • Stubenville

      Graceful to the end.

    • CarolinLA

      That was the classiest exit I’ve ever seen, especially saying that he wished he could help the others in the workroom. Good on him.

  • zelavie

    Ooh! Disco Kors as the guest judge!

  • Stubenville

    Love Nina shaking her head in the preview from next week,

  • AthenaJ

    Squee!! The Duchess is back bitches!!

  • Wendi126

    I wonder if MK and ZP are gonna have a sword fight

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    Man, I LOVE the way Heidi looks with that minimal eye make-up, red lip look. That Ingrid Bergman clean-gorgeous face.

  • BrooklynBomber

    I wonder what we didn’t see of the “Dr. Seuss” exchange. I think Patricia was really offended.

    • Wellworn

      It was offensive. “Dr. Seuss, circus.” Nina so hated Patricia’s pieces. I’m actually glad that Zac and Heidi were more open minded.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I understand; I’m just saying I think there was a lot more to the exchange than we saw.

  • BookishBren

    I was really surprised by Stanley’s and not in a good way. Michelle’s is fabulous. I couldn’t love it more.

  • SewingSiren

    I love Stanley even more than before. I love that he is a hard worker that he knows stuff and he made Easter dresses for his nieces . but I did not love his collection.
    I did love Patricia’s I love the horse hair and the feather print and and the sequins.
    Michelle’s and Daniel’s left me a little cold. But Michelle’s had more work in it.

    • Wellworn

      I so completely agree with everything you said. And I always value your opinion.

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

    This was one of the better episodes in that the judges’ deliberation was mindful and, yes, polarized (as it should be). I like Zac as a judge: the breadth of his lexicon appeals to me because, as a writer, I perceive things more verbally than visually. (RE “chic banal”: I respond to the phrase, but he praised Stan’s chic banal last week. FINALLY he ascribed it to the presentation this week. No better way to encapsulate it. Heidi’s getting better at articulation. Nina is incorrigibly DEFICIENT.

    I really appreciated Michelle’s work. She’s turning the huntress archetype into a mode of deliberate composition. Some of the pieces are clearly overwrought, but there’s interrelation (quilting/appropriated hunting-evocative devices) and interchanging (all the detachable pieces) here.

    Patricia’s is cool. Fragmentary and intricately so. Loved the embellished dress. Loathed the wigs.

    I’m glad Daniel’s out because the final collection was awful, and the dress he showed this episode reminds me of an apron I made. It was one my very first sewing projects. I want to see showmanship. I want to see hand-crafted detailing. Nothing impresses me more than technical skill. I’m glad to see some artistry this season ‘cos I don’t want to see Anya stapled caftans.

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      Yes on chic banal. Which also describes Nina.

      Yes, on Michelle’s designs. Yes on Particia’s being cool. I don’t hate the wig, there’s a sort of over the top runway fun about it for me. Yes on Daniel and I also thought that dress was just like an apron I made in high school!

      Yes yes yes on seeing some actual creativity. As Zac said “it’s not another pencil skirt”. Not everyone will love what Patricia does. Not everyone will appreciate or “get” it. Some people will get almost angry about it (Nina so upset she was quivering as she insisted that “Fashion is NOT art!”, her shocked/headshaking look tonight that Zac & Heidi actually liked the horsehair cape) But that is the case with most true artists. The early impressionists were laughed at or sneered at by most people. Kandinsky leaves me cold while others see him as groundbreaking. Van Gogh only sold one painting in his life – and that was to his brother. Photos by Mapplethorpe were considered porn by many and almost cost the NEA a lot of funding. Warhol was… well, Warhol. McQueen was hardly mainstream. Writers, film makers, painters, photographers, musicians, fashion designers… the ones that are truly a new voice do not have an easy path.

      • Introspective

        this times a million. i saw such creativity in patricia tonight. she really surprised me & I actually felt that she could show at nyfw for the first time now. i felt like a few times during the season she got over and i kinda wondered how the hell she ended up in the final 4 even up to when tonight’s ep began, but the clothes spoke volumes on behalf of her talent. I agree with heidi that I want to see a show from her, especially over the snooziest of the snooze boys, daniel.

        that said, michelle is the winner. she just is.

        stanley has beautifully designed and impeccably made clothes but the viewpoint doesnt seem as original as michelle or patricia. patricia in the meanwhile has a rougher finish and not as coherent a concept– michelle however has the chops to finish a garment and tailor it perfectly, and offers an intelligently thought design and a youthful edge– its not sexed up by far, but still sexy in its strength. she just knows what she’s doing.

        and i see what you did there on applying “chic banal” to la nina. that’s what we usually call around my way a read. the library is OPEN.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I think that they made the right decision.

    Daniel’s outfits were really just rehashes of things he has done before in black fabric. Nothing interesting at all.

    Stanley’s edited outfits from the spoiler collections that TLo posted are far better looking than what he presented. However, the studded shirt/skirt were REALLY pretty.

    Patricia obviously is on crack. I thought her looks were…..tacky? I mean, at least I’ll get a laugh out of her collection, whereas I’d fall asleep watching Daniel’s snoozefest. I will give her credit where credit is due though: I thought her garments moved beautifully. They may have been trash, but at least they moved as gracefully as a plastic grocery-bag blowing in the wind, which is about as pretty as you can make trash look.

    Michelle needs to just go ahead and win. I’m imagining Stanley will win, and I won’t be really angry or anything, but I feel Michelle’s aesthetic is more unique.

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

    Micaceous sequins? (And Layana is pregnant and bitchy… shocking!)
    Michelle is awesome and I want to wear every last item, even if it is a bit Steampunk Katniss. It’s badass.
    STINGRAY?!? But Daniel’s jacket… I die. His collection? I snore.
    Stanley is a snooze but at least his boring clothes weren’t made out of stingray.

    My money is on Michelle. It has been since day one.

    And I love how Posen was all “oh, yes, stingray, that’s a tricky textile”. Dude. It’s a fish, not a textile. It’s the textile that slew Steve Irwin.

    • demidaemon

      I thought that too, but it is also apparently a textile as well. Who knew you could learn something new from Project Runway?

      • tb

        My mother had a vanity set of boxes, hand mirrors and brushes all covered with an avocado green fish “leather”. I wonder was that stingray? I tried (once) to rescue the mirror by putting it in the fish tank. NOT the best idea i ever had as a kid.

  • BobStPaul

    The only question is whether Heidi will prevail in making Patricia the winner. I watched just the first hour of this evening – one of the longer hours I’ve experienced. Much as I don’t like Patricia as a designer, I hate to say that when viewing the final collections I felt a sense of relief at her use of color. Michelle should win but I will be at least semi-surprised if she does.

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

    Michelle for the win. She’s the only one who has both a unique viewpoint and makes great wearable clothes. I LOVE that in the true spirit of teamwork she called up Joe to work with her on the sweaters. It’s no wonder we had so much trouble identifying her collection earlier and that so many posters were attributing it to Joe. I find her entire collection beautiful and interesting and, as the judges pointed out, marketable! Patricia has a great career in textiles – she’s not a clothing designer.

    • Sing4yursupper

      Unless her collection is truly cohesive, Patricia will not take the big prize. Either Michelle or Stanley will win.

  • CarolinLA

    OK, this is beginning to drive me nuts. I just did a phrase search for a reply to one of my posts. If the phrase happens to be in the TLo post, it finds it. If not, then the search function tells you it’s found what you’re looking for but does not jump to the spot or highlight it. Is that a Disqus issue? Also, what’s up with Disqus completely freezing in the middle of replies then coming back on? It’s very difficult to have a conversation like this.

    • Targettaste

      This whole new Disqus set up is horrible. Why was it changed? Other sites still have the old way that functions much better. How do we get TLo to get it changed?

  • guest2visits

    When Nina got into that little yarn pulling contest with Heidi last week about art vs. fashion I thought she simply
    misspoke (something I can manage to do every day). I think she meant there’s an art to making clothes, even if it’s
    clothing for merchandising – the fashion for every day. Art for the sake of art is fine; there’s always a real need for a
    fresh perspective that doesn’t concern itself with whats marketable, and just expresses a personal vision.
    But in fashion the art has still has to concern itself with the fact that these are garments – it’s not wall art, not a vase,
    not furniture or anything but sculpture for the human form.
    My issue with Patricia is that her garment-making always takes a second seat to the craft effects she wants to show.
    All season there has never been enough time to finish the art or the clothes; and both suffered. The clothes looked
    undeveloped and the art was never incorporated into the clothes as smoothly as it needed to look like… something.

    It wasn’t avant garde, and it wasn’t particularly stylish. I like that on PR you can endeavor to be as creative as you
    dare; but unless the designers can execute their ideas with real skill – it can look very amateur and haphazard.
    The items in her studio (were they for sale?) looked raw and unfinished. More sloppy than arty.
    Still; when I viewed her entire collection, I really liked 3 of her looks, the rest seemed lazy and without much design.
    So glad Michelle is in; I liked her theme… the work is incredibly precise…and I loved the coat with all it’s bags.
    I saw them as creative license…. not as a dept.store RTW item, NINA. Same with the watch, NINA… sheez.
    Wish both Stanley and Daniel were showing; I liked what I saw in their racks… luv that stone-embellishment work on
    Stanley’s 2-piece. They’re both capable of a well made collection… possibly not as strong or as interesting as Michelle’s.

    • Targettaste

      I’ve never cared for Patricia’s designs, but you made some very valid points. The limited time frame of PR challenges and this season’s team set up did not serve Patricia well. Doesn’t the winner get to do a collection for Lord & Taylor? I don’t see how Michelle or Patricia fit their demographic. Will that hurt them in the judging?

      • guest2visits

        You’re right – neither Patricia or Michelle are very L&T in their looks right now – Stanley and Daniel are both closer
        to that market group; but I think Michelle has some looks that are very chic and easily ‘watered down’ without losing
        too much of their uniqueness. Still, her stuff relies on a certain high quality feel – something the dept.stores are
        notorious for taking away.

    • zelavie

      Very well said – that’s been my problem with Patricia all along.

  • Peeve

    I know this is not a popular opinion, but I’ve never found Michelle to be all that bitchy. I find her snarky comments in the interviews often pretty damn funny. We’ve heard far bitchier (or even mean) comments from Santino, Laura, and even Mondo (mainly during the All Stars season) and nobody ranted about hating them as much as Michelle. Am I missing something?

    • TheAmericaness

      Amen.

    • Celandine1

      I don’t get the Michelle hate either. I never found her comments nasty or super mean as with others. Plus, I have really loved some of her clothes.

    • Imthestein

      Agreed, hell I sometimes found her constructive or complimenting. That doesn’t mean she hasn’t had her low points, but there are far worse. I found Layana WAY more critical of other people’s work frankly.

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

      The same “bitchy” comments when made by men are deemed witty, sharp, forthright, honest, etc. That’s my feeling anyway.

      • SugarSnap108

        Fully agree. There were times early on when she whined about the team challenge format that would annoy me. Otherwise, I’ve found a lot of her comments to be either amusing, or dead-on critiques without being unnecessarily mean — which, from a man, would likely be praised.

      • dorothea_brooke

        Absolutely. The TWOP PR coverage has been awful and sexist for awhile now, and their Anya misstep just killed it dead for me.

        I did cringe a bit at Michelle’s (seemingly) out of proportion dislike of Patricia and (to me) odd fondness for that twit Layana, mostly because of PR’s historically terrible treatment of women over 40. But over the course of the season she handled herself very well. She’s a pro and she – as much as she’s said bad things about her fellow designers – has said very flattering things about them ALL as well, Patricia included. I think she’s in the confessional so much because she’s extremely well spoken, funny and clever. And I very much much relate to her noli me tangere, dark NW girl vibe. Team Michelle!

    • write_light

      Agreed – she’s not as bad as she’s painted here and far better than many awful contestants.

    • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

      You’re not missing anything. She was no worse than anyone else. I do think the lack of sleep really affected her; she seemed much warmer with the other finalists when they came back from working on their collections. I’m a mean, mean person when I’m tired so I can empathize.

      She was my favorite this season for the same reason Bert Keeter was my favorite in his season- both came across as really genuine. Well, that and I loved what they designed. Loved Bert’s skimp, and oh, did I love that coat Michelle showed on last night’s episode.

      • janierainie

        Good point about the lack of sleep. There is nothing I hate worse than being woke up unexpectedly or trying to function on not enough sleep.

    • SugarSnap108

      I’m with you. For some reason, I perused TWOP recently, and found that the overwhelming majority hate on Michelle but fall over themselves to praise Patricia. (And Nina, another soulless “bitch,” doesn’t like Patricia’s designs because of said lack of soul.) Not getting it.

      • Joe J

        Yeah, I used to like the Project Runway recaps at TWOP, but this season it’s been page after page about what a bitch Michelle supposedly is, and I’m just not seeing it. The recapper also had huge love for Anya in her season, so… I think I’m done with those.

    • SewingSiren

      I don’t have anything against Michelle except that I don’t find her designs particularly fresh or innovative ( although i do think she is very skillful).
      . As to the comments section I haven’t read very many that are hateful toward her. Furthermore in Laura’s season many commentors did not like her (even to this day) also Mondo was not popular with many commentors until after the Michael Costello team event. And as to Santino, come on, Michelle is no were near as vilified.

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

        She was pretty heavily vilified this season, for some odd reason. We noticed it too.

        • SewingSiren

          I agree that she is this seasons villain (and there always has to be one) . But I don’t think the commentary is a bad on her as some of the past ones such as Gretchen, Kenley, Jeffery or even Rami.

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

            No, not nearly. But it does strike us as wildly out of proportion to anything she actually did. She never once had a fight with anyone on the show. She’s bitchy about people in confessionals, but who isn’t?

      • janierainie

        I started off not liking her much because she had such negative focus on Patricia. I remember thinking “why is she so down on her for no apparent reason?” Even when she wasn’t on her team she was ragging on her. And at first, she didn’t have the chops to back it up. But all this is a process and people grow and change and it seemed like she got better as her confidence grew and she was able to break out a bit. I have to remind myself that these people are presented a certain way too, but the words have to come out of their mouths at some point.

      • guest2visits

        I think people hate Michelle’s tats and buzz cut and define her by it. I don’t care for them myself, but I can
        listen to her and see she is nice, conscientious and humorous person and I’ve enjoyed her personality.

        I also think people believe that if they run Michelle down that will help elevate Patricia, somehow.
        I hope I don’t sound confrontational; I value your point of view… just pondering out loud, I guess.

        • SewingSiren

          Not at all confrontational. But do you really think people are turned off by the tattoos? They are just so main stream now. I mean half the mommies in the car pool lane have tattoos, full sleeves too. And the hair cut Is pretty old school as well.

          • guest2visits

            Oh yes. How a designer looks isn’t really productive or relevant to their work. However…..I still think
            it’s all been noted, judged and commented on; whether it’s Daniel’s mighty mustache, or a giant mohawk, or
            someone’s clothing style; it’s all there… good or bad, right or wrong.

    • DeTrop

      We are all entitled to our opinions and they are often defined by our experiences. Michelle’s attitude this season is no worse than many other designers in seasons past. However, she was given an enormous amount of TV time for these so-called confessionals, which leads me to believe that she was very willing to do so. She is an articulate woman with a ‘lone wolf’ point of view. We did not have to see her wolf design or her quilted shield to understand that this is a woman coming from a very defensive position. Compasses, saddlebags, backpacks all assist a person to remain self sufficient and dependent upon themselves. Brava Michelle. You have a point of view and it has come through in your mini collection. You were the dark horse (in more ways than one) but I believe you will be the winner.

      On a personal note, I’m pulling for Patricia. I like her aesthetic. I like color. I like movement. I like light and airy. I like the optimism in her designs. Optimism – something sorely missing in Stanley’s yesterday designs and Michelle’s clothes as protection. Overall it was an interesting season.

      • janierainie

        Your optimism comment is so spot on. Even Michelle’s colors are drab.

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

    Re: Daniel’s black dress: I said to the boyf that “Patty wore a dress with that exact top at her wedding! In 2000!”

  • ZnSD

    Ugh 2 hours of this and there’s more? Jesus Christ.

  • CarolinLA

    Isn’t it a little weird that the sewing assistants are people who are showing their own collections at the same time?

  • rainwood1

    Thanks for the great recipe! I’m going to tweak it a bit and serve it for Cinco de Mayo.

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    Love Michelle’s mini collection! Would wear it all. Great steam punk vibe but not at all costumey. I like her clips that make accessories inter-changeable. Flattering, edgy without going over the edge, and would work for almost any age or size. They also looked well made and expensive.

    On the other end of the spectrum, I hate Stanley’s dowdy and unflattering mini collection. 60″s? Yes, exactly what an upper middle class, conservative, middle aged woman would wear back in the mid 60′s. Or in her mid 60′s.

    Daniel, Daniel, Daniel… He’s been erratic all season. A few I’ve loved (that black one they flashed a glimpse of tonight) and others I’ve shuddered (cheap cheep Peep outfit). He dropped the ball here. That first look had some punch – then I realized I was mainly because of the hat.

    I’ve been in the minority in that I’ve been intrigued with Patricia all season. It is true that whatever she has shown (terrific or horrible) it is not “just another pencil skirt” as Zac said. She is an artistic designer, not “just a textile artist”. What has shocked me is how much Heidi likes her work. Heidi!!? sexy, short and tight please Heidi? Well bravo Heidi for appreciating Patricia’s unique vision. That being said, since her pieces are each unique that does present a huge problem for having any cohesion in her collection. I haven’t looked at the final collections since they first came out – have to go back and look at them again. But even taking their advice I don’t see how she can make it a smooth cohesive runway show with no time.

    So Nina liked Stanley’s dowdy mini collection. And still cannot comprehend Patricia at all. I loved that Heidi, Zac (and all the other designers) loved her cape with the horsehair while Nina thought it looked like hair swatches. Nina kept looking at Zac and Heidi like they must be punking her. How could they like THAT?!! Hahahahhaha. Don’t bore Nina? Ha! Nina don’t bore me.

    “Fashion is not art” – Nina Garcia

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    I loved Tim’s visit to Patricia’s home.

  • Zorkness

    I am glad that Patricia made it. I have not always like everything she made, but I did like the blue dress and the horse hair pancho. We often say “don’t bore Nina” and she didn’t!! ha ha. I would say Michelle for the win. She combines a modern creative collection with mad skills -although she comes right out of an episode of “Portlandia”. I liked the one dress of Stanley’s with the opals and that was it. Daniels didn’t work for me but I appreciated that he was stretching his boundaries.I And that she was able to integrate these into fashions shows how much she has grown (and how much Layana contributed).

    Zac Posen rocks as a judge. He started slow, but really gives a nice critique that is more than Kors one liners. I liked that Heidi really has a voice. Not having Mr. Kors around may be helpful. Nina is Nina. It is good that the panel talks and argues about the different cloths. I actually think the team challenge have been very interesting as they are often very real. I think the team challenges made most of the designers better.

    • janierainie

      Your right! She sure didn’t bore Nina!

  • MilaXX

    Color me surprised that Patricia stayed over Dan. I have to admit though, Patricia’s looked better in motion than I thought. No matter because they just need to give Michelle the win now and save us 2 hours of drudgery.

    • DeTrop

      I’m not surprised. If anyone had to be auf’d it was either Daniel or Stanley. Daniel’s mini collection showed a younger vibe but unfortunately, he fell back on black as classic and chic. Stanley a good technician has such an old-fashioned point of view and his color choices were dull. But in the end the judges have more faith in Stanley than Daniel so bye, bye Daniel.

      Personally, I believe if Nina had her way, both Daniel and Patricia would have been sent home. She had little patience for Daniel and, for reasons deep down, a visceral dislike for Patricia.

  • ccm800

    this entry should have been titles “Spoiler Alert” (giggle)

  • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

    Daniel was delusional with his misremembered, misdirected anger at Michelle. Loved him in Neil Gaiman’s hairdo at home, though.