TLOunge

Posted on April 25, 2013

Curtain UP, bitches!

 

Cube Nightclub and Rooftop Patio, Toronto, Canada

Wouldn’t it truly be awesome to have a viewing party in that pit? Just hang a giant TV on that pole, please. And run up a tab.

Guest judge Michael Kors, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

Oh praise Jesus, the DUCHESS IS BACK. The drinking game for tonight is quite simple. You drink whenever he says:

  1. “Disco”
  2. “Mother of the Bride”
  3. “Barbie”
  4. Some reference to sports that proves he knows nothing about sports.
  5. “Stripper”
  6. “Hooker”
  7. Some reference to an obscure socialite or old Hollywood star
  8. ‘What woman would/wants…”
  9. “We all know that…”
  10. Anything shady to Zac Posen, which you absolutely KNOW he will.

Your pick, darlings?

 

We think Michelle is the clear front-runner here but the judges just love to fuck with us, so we make no predictions. Rarely does the actual winner of Project Runway line up with our choice.

 

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Considering the epic level of crazy about to be spewed by the judges, it’s really anyone’s game. Who should win in my book? Michelle.
    Uncle Kiltd needs beau coup de champagne for this one. Waiter? A double Jereboam, stat. Who’s in?

    • MilaXX

      I’ve got laryngitis so I can’t even yell at the tv tonight. Just start pouring and keep it coming.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Just keep handing me your glass. If we’re lucky we will both be squiffed to the gills before it even starts.

        • StellaZafella

          Drinking game: I dare you: Try to say “Michelle for the win!” 3 times fast on 6 glasses of Champers.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            You are on!!!!

      • EveEve

        Throw pillows instead of yelling! Michelle for the win, but if not, Michelle for the next All-Stars win!

    • Sarah

      I’m in like nobody’s business. I’ve got tickets to the cat circus tomorrow night, no work tomorrow morning, and plenty of time to sleep off PR revelry between!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Awesome, Sarah. Sounds like a cool thing. Cat circus? Is that what it sounds like?

        • Sarah

          Yes! Cats performing feats of acrobatics, in addition to a cat band with real cats playing real instruments! I literally squeee’d for about five minutes straight when my bf showed me the flyer. And no, I’m not a crazy cat lady. (Maybe just a little bit.)

          • http://www.facebook.com/denise.plank.1 Denise Plank

            Squee! I wanna go!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            You must share stories afterwards!!!!

          • Sarah

            I will! I can tell you, I’ve been to the Moscow Cat Circus when it was visiting NYC, and it was just the most delightful use of housecats I’ve ever seen. The thing is, you can’t train cats to do multiple tricks that easily. I talked to the Moscow guy, and he explained that you find kittens that seem to have a propensity for certain things, and foster that in them. So, each cat does pretty much the one thing. Isn’t that just like a cat? YOU must tailor your tricks to ME, thank you very much.

          • piperkitty

            I only wish I could go with you. I AM a crazy cat lady, a jealous of your plans for tomorrow night crazy cat lady.

          • Sarah

            I am dissembling for the internet. I might as well admit it, because Kittens Don’t Judge. I AM a crazy cat lady. I have FOUR OF THEM. Although, two of them are Daddy’s and two of them are mine, one from a previous relationship and one adopted after my mom passed away. Can you tell I’m ready to have kids?

          • SRQkitten

            You say “crazy cat lady” like it was a bad thing. Some of us çonsider it a sign of discernment that we have a calling to facilitate the adoration of the feline species. Crazy is what Gywnnie was wearing at the IM red carpet.

            My investment in tonight is merely a mental health break from the week that is not yet (damn it) finished. Someone put crazy in the water for sure. I’ll have a nice glass of wine and will be waiting for the return of the duchess and his snarkies.

            srq

          • Sarah

            I say crazy cat lady meaning “crazy for cats.” Not “crazy in the head.” You put it so much more eloquently, but I’m buckwild for cats. I act exceedingly foolish around them, despite my education and hard-won maturity.
            And yes, Crazy = Goop’s naked arse all over the RC.

          • CozyCat

            Yes. It takes discernment and taste to appreciate a superior species.

          • Qitkat

            One of my dearest friends ever WAS a crazy cat lady. She had 19 cats. Just don’t go that far, the *scent of a kitty* never goes away :)

          • Munchkn

            My grandfather was a crazy cat man. He had about 40 cats that lived in the barn. According to my mom, he fed them turnip greens.

          • Sarah

            Awesome.

          • Qitkat

            Funny. You don’t hear about many crazy cat men. Great family story.

          • Sarah

            I feel better. I really only had one when I was single, anyway, hehe

          • CozyCat

            I’m single and I have two.

            You can’t have more than that when there’s only one of you. They gang up on you, but with only two you have a fighting chance. Any more and you might as well hand them the car keys….

          • Sarah

            We are outnumbered here by two. It is definitely not ideal. The power struggle is constant, and I’m sure we’re losing, although my fella thinks it’s a matched fight. Silly man.

          • Sarah

            I went! Cats on skateboards, cats balancing on balls, cats pushing shopping carts, cats bowling, cats AND kittens jumping through hoops, rats on tightrope, a chicken playing tambourine, a groundhog that pulled a rope to drop the American flag (YEAH!!), and a full cat band with cats playing cowbell, chimes, guitar, drums, and keys, along with Gregory Peck, the chicken. Bought a t-shirt with the star cat playing his instrument that says “MORE COWBELL” underneath. It was frikkin’ spectacular. I literally lost it up in there. I hooted with abandon. It was the best time I’ve had, sans drinks, in I don’t know how long. I would certainly recommend the cat circus to ANYONE. I count it amongst the best Friday night dates I’ve ever had!

          • MilaXX

            I would love to see that. The most Stormie can muster is climbing her kitty tower and swiping at me like King Kong on the Empire State bldg whenever her bowl is empty.

          • Sarah

            I told said bf that we could see if the circus wants Jasper to “run away” with them since his talent is being The Great Relentless Howler (between the hours of four and eight AM, usually.)

          • Peeve

            A cat circus? Absolutely hysterical. My 3-legged cat Tripod’s (I didn’t name him) only trick is to flop down behind me whenever I’m in the kitchen so that I continuously trip over him. (He will be the death of one of us, one day.) That, and when he finally caught the mouse that was terrorizing my kitchen cupboards, he ate the entire thing in 5 seconds before I could get it away from him. Stem to stern. He scares me a little…

            Gotta find me a cat circus.

          • Sarah

            You can find this one I’m going to at circus cats dotcom. I believe after this weekend they’re heading to MI, but they’re out of Chicago. I knew about the Moscow Cats, but the website for this one says they are “one of only four” performing cat acts in the US. So, where are the other three, is the question….

          • Peeve

            And me in Ohio. Who knew I’m in the middle of a “Circus Cat Triangle” between Illinois and Michigan? Thanks for the info–I think I have to track one down! One would think that in 53 years I would have heard of this phenomenon before!

          • Sarah

            The Cat Underground is open to you now – explore it with relish :)

          • Peeve

            snort! (and mustard and ketchup. I’ve read too many Mad Men recaps recently.)

          • Sarah

            I left it wide open for ya.

          • Peeve

            You certainly did! Much appreciated.

          • MilaXX

            Wow! Tripod is a badass!

          • Peeve

            I only know vague details of his life before me, but he had been abandoned on a farm after he was hit by a car. I’m assuming he had to fend for himself awhile before they found him–thus, the inhalation of the mouse. I grew up with big ol’ tomcats that would bring the carcasses to our front door and drop them, so I hadn’t expected such a complete cleanup. Not even a hair was left. I came around the corner with a paper towel, and Tripod was lying on his bed licking his claws, looking very pleased with himself. Badass, indeed!

          • Munchkn

            Maybe my sugar kitty, Snorpi, could join him in running away. He always wants to eat a little more Fancy Feast as soon as the cat food plate has been washed and the dining room table has been wiped down. I usually get up at 5 to feed him and give him his morning insulin. That wouldn’t be so bad, but then my doxie wants me to take her out. Does the cat circus need a dachshund, too?

          • Sarah

            They are working in concert, clearly. I have no doubt the cat is the mastermind. I love Jasper, but he is the World’s Most Annoying and Ill-Behaved Cat. He also gets his way, because as aforementioned, he is RELENTLESS. Clearly, you love your Snorpi, or you wouldn’t be doing the whole insulin thing. We do what we must in their honor…

          • Wendi126

            Hear that. I have four too. And one is very sick and I’ve been nursing her for days giving food through a feeding tube. Oy. I’m also drinking anytime Nina and Zac are snarky to each other. I foresee The Duchess and Nina and Heidi cliquing together against Zac. Drama. Michelle for the win.

          • Sarah

            Hope your sick one gets relief soon. I am not sure though – sometimes Heidi seems to side with Zac. We’ll see…

          • Munchkn

            What you are doing for your sick kitty is a testament to your dedication and love. May she be restored to health.

          • SRQkitten

            Four and eight am? eek! Think I will be grateful that my one feline noisemaker only performs twice a day when his tummy alarm tells him that breakfast or dinner should have been served by that lazy human (moi). Since this usually occurs about 45 minutes before his feeding time, he lets us know long and loud of his discontent. His evil plan I’m sure is to just try and convince us to leave the food down all the time….which is not gonna happen unless we want to go after the Guinness book of records for “fat cat”

            srq

          • Sarah

            Yeah, we leave the food down all the time. In a pie pan. With four, you can’t deny them. And yes, we have a contender for world’s fattest (pushing 22 lbs with a nice, sausagy orange physique), but the other three, including Howly McYellerson, are still slim. He hates closed doors, and wishes us to come out, so he can be paid attention to. That is the reason for his noisemaking. Oh, and it comes complete with scratching the hell out of my bedroom door, thus rendering my security deposits at the last two apartments we lived in unreturnable. Thank goodness I bought a house for him to destroy.

          • Qitkat

            This is amazing. I will so have to find one of these. All my kitties have excelled at playing the cello (at least that’s what we always called it).

          • Sarah

            I had a cat that liked the grand piano we had growing up, but this was not encouraged by my parents. “Singing” however, is a beloved pastime of several of them.

          • Qitkat

            Not sure if you understood, it’s a euphemism for *licking their a$$* ;-)
            My cats have always been fairly quiet, except for one that used to *talk* to me while I did the dishes.

            Now grand pianos and claws, not a good mix.

          • Sarah

            No, I am now privy to your colloquialism! Har!

          • Munchkn

            We had a cat that must have loved playing the piano because she’d go out of her way to walk across the keys. She also liked to climb on top of the house and would sometimes sit in the hall looking up at the attic stairs till we pulled them down for her. Oh, and she got “arrested” (trapped by animal control) once.

          • Peeve

            Me, too! Do you think that’s a cat circus skill, though???

          • Qitkat

            Only if they could get a chorus line doing it.

          • Peeve

            Now, THAT is something I’d pay big bucks to see!

      • Stubenville

        Cat circus? I thought that was my office!

        • Sarah

          Rimshot!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Ooooooh, you’re Good!

    • Stubenville

      [waves glass] Moi, moi!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Naturalment, mon ami!

  • MilaXX

    I agree Michelle is the clear front runner, but who knows what shenanigans the judges & producers are up to. All I know is I have PR fatigue and need this season to end.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I do need a break after this. Tell me PLEASE they aren’t rolling out the next All Stars right away.

      • Sarah

        Don’t you think there’d have been a press release by now? I have been avoiding the site for fear they mean to do it, but I think we’re safe…maybe…

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          We can only hope. We all need to detox.

      • MilaXX

        I haven’t heard anything and I’m hoping Heidi’s new gig as judge on America’s Got Talent means we get a break.

        • Sarah

          It is to laugh thinking about Heidi judging some hillbilly playing a mouth harp. Or blacklight jugglers, or whatever the hell they have on that show.

      • tb

        (pant pant) I’m here! I’m here! Did you this seat for me? I’ve been mowing the (stupid) field on the (stupid) farm and just now got here…hand me a gin and tonic I am sick of tractors, shovels, and dirt. Most especially dirt. And by the way, i learned today that a BUSH HOG is NOT an animal. I’ve been sneaking around fence rows for a freakin year and NOW i find out it just means dragging some tractor thingy to cut all the vegetation that gets in the fence rows. Where is that drink??

        • Sarah

          Here’s a BIG one, and yeesh, forget about bush hogging. ‘Tis time for Project What-the-heck-is-gonna-happen-tonight!

          • tb

            Thanks, Guys! I will be playing the drinking game so will you drag my young butt to a cab if I can’t make it? I am SO THRILLED The Dutchess is back!

          • Sarah

            He has special entertainment quality, that is sure. And no worries, it is a LIMO for the BK’s, and the driver picks you up from wherever you are, dusts you off, and places you gently in the back.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Of COURSE there’s a seat for you. Have some nice cooling champagne.

  • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

    I went by the Duck Tape store in NYC yesterday and all the dresses from the PR challenge are in the window. It was fun to see them.

    • Wendi126

      Ooh I was in NYC years ago with my son, also a PR fan and we came upon completely accidentally the dresses from the candy store unconventional challenge in the window of Dylan’s candy store I believe. We were so excited!

  • Funkykatt

    They’ve been on a downward spiral for a long time the only thing they need to truly destroy this program would be giving Patricia the win.

    • Sarah

      Oh, come now. It’s not all that bad. I’d rather see Patricia win than Gretchen, any day.

      • sleepycat

        Frankly I would rather see Patricia win over Anya (sp?)

  • Sarah

    Now, I love me some Duchess, but if he throws shade on widdle Zackie-wackie, I’ll be upset. Leave him alone, you big gay red thumb! I have built up a fondness.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I join you in having developed a liking for him. Primarily cause he has had no problem calling Heidi and Nina on their pronouncements.

      • Sarah

        Yes, he seems quite self assured. Not at all intimidated by the job, and in addition, he knows wherefrom he speaks, which is refreshing. Like I said, I love me some Kors, but only because he’s funny. I don’t think he was really doing much in the way of useful commentary in the last few seasons, so I actually forgot what it was like to have a smart, useful judge up there.

      • Sarah

        Techno Powwow! Love.

    • StellaZafella

      I think the Duchess only makes fun of boys he likes…

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Zac is right in his wheelhouse if past experiences tell us anything.

    • MilaXX

      eh’ I like that he called Nina and Heidi on their BS, but he just looks too much like a cabbage patch doll for me to take him seriously.

      • Sarah

        I will allow that he is a foppish little dandy, but I still maintain he is an earnest fellow. On the other hand – I’m with you. Who is taking ANY of them seriously, at this point?

      • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

        Whoa, hadn’t caught that. Now he’ll be that in my head forever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/denise.plank.1 Denise Plank

    I brought cookies!

    • MilaXX

      Chocolate I hope

      • http://www.facebook.com/denise.plank.1 Denise Plank

        They are called pms cookies.

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

    If anyone but Michelle wins this season, I just dunno…I’m worried.

    • Peeve

      Me, too. They were making noises on the preview about this being a shocking finish. I’m taking that to mean that Michelle doesn’t win.

      • Sarah

        Or that two people do. God. How lame.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Off for my Wednesday evening workout with my trainer, re-scheduled to tonight, so I won’t be back ’til right about 9.

    I’m for Michelle, but I can see Heidi’s dislike of her and the never saintly producers throwing roadblocks. Ah… when the finale really had the BKs all revved….. Tempus fugit.

    Later, guys ‘n’ gals – off to push iron.

  • Kate4queen

    I’m going to watch it with my aspiring fashion-designer 11 yr old daughter. She loves Michelle. Am I expected to explain why she might not win and destroy the innocence of youth? I don’t care who wins at this point personally. :)

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      You may have to. It will be a tough introduction into the inequities of adult life. Sigh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.kucera Lisa Shinn Kucera

      Maybe you could explain that the hunger games are so last year?

  • blondie65

    Michelle should win. But I will not be at all surprised if Patricia wins. It is *clearly* Heidi’s show and what she wants, she seems to get.

    That having been said, so very glad the Duchess is back!! That alone is worth sitting through this for. And yes, I will be playing the BEST DRINKING GAME EVER!!

    Of course, between that and the new Disqus craziness, I expect to be spewing nonsense around 9:30pm. My apologies in advance.

    • Cheryl

      And this post will show up as “two seconds ago” around 9:30 pm.

      • OrigamiRose

        It’s as if Disqus knows everyone here is drinking heavily and messing with us to make us feel even more inebriated.

  • appliquer

    So glad the Duchess is back for the finale! I anticipate Michelle will win given the edit she’s received over the course of the season.

  • rainwood1

    Thanks, T Lo, for the T Lounge once again. Without your posts, I would have forgotten about PR entirely. And with my PR ennui, I don’t give a flying fig who wins. I have an unexplicable fondness for Patricia, Stanley’s work is more my personal style, and Michelle has probably turned out the best collection. So give it to whoever you want, judges. I’m not going to get worked up about it. I’ve long since realized this show has nothing to do with finding America’s next great designer.

  • spititout

    Is it a Portland thing to clap like a seal when you are pleased with yourself? I will be happy for Michelle when she wins, and I do enjoy her personality and work, but the little seal clap annoys me. I will be cringing as I wait for it.

    • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

      I live in Portland. It’s pretty full of itself but I don’t recall anyone claiming that we invented clapping.

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

    Michelle is Mondo and Stanley is Gretchen. That is how I am feeling. That and queasy. Let’s hope Michelle knocks it out of the park so that even if she doesn’t win, we can all be filled with righteous indignation tomorrow.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Once again, I cannot care. Which makes me sad. Project Runway used to be a highlight for me.

    Today’s highlight was finally getting the company that employs me licensed to work in New Jersey…how far I have fallen.

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

      There,there, have some champagne.

  • spititout

    I am nervous about the “crazy art teacher” comment Kors made in the preview, guessing he means Patricia, duh. I hope he is respectful even if he does not appreciate her work. At least MK is a pro and will not gush…like Issac did over Anthony Ryan, that was cheesy.

  • BobStPaul

    I have this very bad feeling that Patricia is going to win it all. If you look at the final collections, Michelle should be a slam dunk, but…..

    • unbornfawn

      That’s my gut too. It’s Lifetime, and they’d like the storyline.

  • BrooklynBomber

    You forgot:
    “Let’s be honest. . .” :)

  • spititout

    I have not seen anyone predicting Stanley for the win. I thought his collection looked heavy and drab in pictures, but everyone who saw the runway show said his collection was very well received. What do you think about Stanley as the big shocking win?

    • Peeve

      Stanley’s been the favorite for a long while up until last week. I don’t think he can ever be counted out.

  • http://twitter.com/marshonica MarlaDaIllLogicHill

    I still love Stanley despite his coma last week.

    • spititout

      I love Stanley’s fabulous model, she wears his elegant tailored looks perfectly. Anything Stanley has shown would look awful on a shorter or heavier person.

  • http://twitter.com/marshonica MarlaDaIllLogicHill

    Add ‘comments about the crotch’ to the Michael Kors drink list.

  • unbornfawn

    Let’s see, we have Heidi in a clown suit, the return of the Duchess, three of the most mediocre designers to make it to the finals of Project Runway, tears, running around like chickens with heads chopped off, snotty remarks, and never in the history of Project Runway… I predict shenanigans! Vodka tonics, keep them coming. Catch up with all ya all after I watch it here on the west coast. Unless I play TLo’s drinking game, in which case I’ll see you if I ever sober up.

    • Stubenville

      Yes, WTF is the hot mess Heidi is wearing for the runway? Vintage Dorothy Zbornak?

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

    Based on what she showed last week, Michelle. Based on design and my love for vintage reference, Stanley.

  • http://twitter.com/HRH_hjoseph Holly Joseph

    Out of the current contestants I’d like to see Michelle but would be okay with a win for Stanley albeit his collection really isn’t anything I haven’t seen before. Patricia should stick with textiles as she always makes things shapeless even on 6 ft tall women. The innovation is in the textiles is there but not the form. She needs a partner who could design with her textiles before she is ready for a wider audience.

  • Munchkn

    Bravo showed episodes from Season 2, 3, and 5 this morning. I got to hear Nina say “short, tight and shiny” would just make you look cheap. I’d completely forgotten that Leanne and Korto were both in the bottom in the second episode of Season 5.

    • OrigamiRose

      That was such an odd hodgepodge of episodes.

      • Munchkn

        That really was! The flower shop challenge from Season 2, the recycling challenge from Season 3 and two episodes from Season 5 -model as client and dress of car parts. I did notice that Rachel Zoe was a guest judge on two episodes.

        • OrigamiRose

          I’d totally forgotten about the car parts challenge. They beat the Onion to it, after all.

  • http://twitter.com/DarrenNesbitt Darren Nesbitt

    This drinking game. . . :)

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

    Sorry I am late, I am fighting a cold. Champagne or gin and tonic? Hmmm…..

    • Stubenville

      Champers makes me sleepy. YMMV.

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

    If anyone cares: 8 collections were shown at Fashion Week, and now we can identify 4 of them. Who did the other 4?

    • OrigamiRose

      I think TLo went back and re-labeled the collections they posted in February with the designer names last week.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Oh, I so don’t care who wins. I’ve stuck through the season and I’ll stick through the finale. And I’ll stick through whatever garbage they want to give us next in the vain hope that I’ll be happy with it again. But I don’t care. I like Patricia as an artist and a person and root for her as a New Mexican, but she’s an artist, and I don’t think her aesthetic translates well. I don’t care for Michelle, and I’m not that hot on her clothes, but they’re definitely saleable. And Stanley… is very precise, and maybe makes clothes marketed to a demographic than can afford to buy them.

    Next year, finale: Add a business element. Instead of the usual futzing around with backstage drama, add an element where they have to come up with a business plan. And because that’s visually boring for television, make up a magazine editorial/ad campaign for the line.

    • d3chem

      Joe Zee already does that well.

      As a New Mexican, I would love for Patricia to win!

    • Stubenville

      I think it’s more likely that they’ll have the contestants jump through flaming hoops. =(

      • BuffaloBarbara

        While spraying hairspray at their fellow designtestants?

        I dunno. I think doing an editorial would give Nina something to do. I just did a program on advertising for teenagers, so I gave myself a crash course and watched a bunch of Effie award winners… it’s really interesting and fun. And might help them find winners they can actually show off and say, “Look, we have successful designers!”

  • Qitkat

    Urgg, Safari has suddenly screwed up disqus again.

    • Qitkat

      And now it’s back. >:p

  • alula_auburn

    I miss helper Kate. :(

  • Stubenville

    Ugh Richard the cockroach is back. Why, oh why?

  • OrigamiRose

    Christ on a cracker. Will we ever be done with Richard?

  • Stubenville

    Oh God – Patricia is sending the Lunmberjackie look down the runway.

    • Sarah

      And Kors liked it! Good ol’ Judge Crack.

  • TheAmericaness

    I think Michelle should make all “future” clothes. So many times I go to the movies and I’m like: That’s what were going to wear in the future? THAT? Fuck this shit and fuck this movie!

    Sorry. I’ve had a long day and have already been to a couple of bars…. :D

    • MilaXX

      I hate her calling them “future” clothes because then all I see are clothes for Katniss

      • TheAmericaness

        oh, you know what i mean! :D

  • AthenaJ

    Patricia is taking on too much work with too little time? What a surprise!

  • alula_auburn

    yay Swatch–in motion!

  • alula_auburn

    haha the designers should talk about Swatch more often. I would like them more. I’m easy like that.

    • AthenaJ

      Too bad Swatch and his dog park buds can’t be their sewing helpers. Instead we have to deal with RICHARD

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

      Loved the silly smack talk about his weight– it seemed to be just for those biotches who keep saying Michelle is too mean…

  • alula_auburn

    Stanley is being eaten by his turtleneck.

  • Qitkat

    How idiotic is it that this late in the game Patricia has to make her collection cohesive?

    • Stubenville

      Apparently she has never seen any of the prior seasons [eyeroll]

    • NDC_IPCentral

      So true.

      Hi, Q! Back from my workout and about to nuke dinner.

      • Qitkat

        Hi back NDC, happy to see you here, and very happy to say that my biopsy was benign. This year is looking up. I hope health wise it is for you too.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          I am thrilled for you – what a load of worry off your shoulders. And thanks for your good wishes. At my workout with my faithful trainer tonight he said I was back as strong as I had been B.C. – before cancer. Saw my oncologist last week, my gyn oncology surgeon on Tuesday and they’re all delighted with my remission and my present state of health.

          • Peeve

            Huge! Congratulations!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Well this is a “huge” that truly is. *ahem* as opposed to the “huges” that are tossed around on Our Favorite Reality Competition Show…. ;-)

          • Peeve

            We don’t get enough of the really “huge” good things. I’m thrilled that you did!

          • EveEve

            That’s the best finale post. Ever!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Oh, EveEve, that’s so kind of you. Thank you most sincerely. I’m doing very well – a heckova lot better than 14 months ago!.

          • Qitkat

            How wonderful! There must be much joy for you and your friends and loved ones. And I for one as a bitter kitten am inspired by your journey through this hell with such grace.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Q, the credit goes to my doctors and their teams – I showed up for appointments and did what I was told. I was fortunate to respond so well to a very aggressive chemo regimen that my oncologist really thinks should be the preferred course of treatment if a patient can weather the onslaught, which I did tolerate awfully well. And I have a full (extremely short-boy-cut) head of gray and white hair, longer eyelashes than ever and full brows. I have a sense of taste, but I’ve kept the weight off and am lean. The family – happy that Aunt/Sister NDC is going to be around for a long time. I’m hoping/determined to defy the recurrence odds.

          • formerlyAnon

            Well, you’ve been an odds-beater so far. Somebody has to be one of the outliers, why not you?

          • NDC_IPCentral

            I like your thinking, and that’s precisely what my internal medicine physician sister-in-law (a 2x breast cancer survivor) says, too!

          • formerlyAnon

            Very much this.

          • Sarah

            Wonderful!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Thanks, Sarah, I’m fortunate, and I don’t allow my self to forget it! I do preach to every woman I speak to for any length of time to be aware of the signs of ovarian cancer and also to never ignore the situation if one feels ill in a way she (or he) has never felt before — persistence in the pursuit of a diagnosis is key to getting treatment as promptly as possible.

          • Sarah

            I am the daughter of a woman who preached the same. No worries, here. I am vigilant! So glad for you, really.

          • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

            Yes on this important advice! It could save someone’s life. Some of the symptoms can be dismissed by physicians — but everyone KNOWS their own body and may have to keep insisting that something is off and they want it checked out. And sometimes symptoms seem unconnected. For example in Hodgkin’s lymphoma an oddly common symptom is itchy skin on the tummy. Actually as I think on it, you’re advice to persist applies to many diseases and conditions. I have Graves disease and complained for 3 years that “something it out of kilter” with a list of seemingly unconnected symptoms. I pushed until I finally got a diagnosis due to a sharp eyed surgeon who had encountered Graves a few times.

            So glad you’re doing well! You’re an inspiration!

          • formerlyAnon

            EXCELLENT.

        • formerlyAnon

          YAY! Savor that little pop of zest one gets (well, that I get & I bet I’m not alone) when a worrying test comes back All Clear!

          • Qitkat

            Oh yeah! I told myself I wasn’t really worried, but I felt much lighter upon hearing the good news.

  • EveEve

    5 minutes of L’Oreal – way too much

  • AthenaJ

    productplacementproductplacementproductplacement

    …hmm why do I have the sudden urge to slather my face with L’Oreal products?

  • Stubenville

    Tim is NOT a happy camper. [snort]

  • AthenaJ

    Gah, Leah’s back!

  • Stubenville

    Michelle trash talking again. Of course.

  • guest2visits

    That is a groovy pleather yellow lounge, TLo. I Like the gold/tan coat Michelle is considering leaving out.

    Was someone’s collection needing that last minute visit to Mood?

  • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

    Nina Garcia: Right-Wing Conservative!

    • OrigamiRose

      Okay, thought I misheard that but obviously did not. WTF did that mean?? *scratches head*

      • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

        I have no clue, but I do love it!

        • alula_auburn

          I was trying to work up something about Nina and the (expensive! editorial!) 1%, but I got nothing.

  • Damien W

    Stanley wouldn’t know sexy if it sat on his face.

    • Peeve

      So glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read this!

  • alula_auburn

    I still can’t believe The Client List is a real show.

    OMG Dmitry!

  • AthenaJ

    Dmitry! YUM

    • formerlyAnon

      So much yes.

  • tb

    Do they get to choose their own music for the runway show? Or will it be oh my god! SNAPE!

    • Stubenville

      The did in the past. Laura bennett had something composed and Uli had the composer of the original PR music, Harold Barefoot Saunders, do a piece for her. (Really, that’s his name.)

      • tb

        Yeah. I loved Laura’s…Uli had doggy something used when they had the challenge with the pets. I would like to rename my daughter Barefoot. I do not think she would be on board.

        • Stubenville

          Doggie Fun I think. (Don’t name your daughter that!!!0

      • MisScarlett

        I am so glad to know this. It’s always bugged me that Uli’s music is part if the main PR “soundtrack.” I never understood how that worked, now I know!

      • mom2ajs5

        I wonder if he goes by Harry! Harry Barefoot! Sorry, I’ve had a rough week and 5th grade humor is about all I got.

        • Sarah

          I lived next door to a Dr. Harry Beaver, Gynecologist, growing up. No lie.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Barefoot is a not-too-uncommon surname around these parts (said the lady who is really late to the party).

        • formerlyAnon

          No later than I. Wine makes up for the time lag, I find.

  • Stubenville

    It’s the one way monkey! =)

    • RroseSelavy

      I had forgotten how tragically and deeply I love Dimitry.

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

    Back to mood for more fabric. Are they trying to save a collection?
    Also good to see Dmitry!

  • annaplurabelle

    Dmitry!!!

  • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

    “Based on a critique…” “Based on a critique…” Loser’s edit?

  • blondie65

    DMITRY!!!

  • Stubenville

    No, Tim – that sweater comes from Walmart.

  • AthenaJ

    she used the bleeding heart sweatshirt right?

  • alula_auburn

    not a fan of the bleeding heart sweater. That’s about as edgy as Hot Topic.

    • Stubenville

      We have a winner!

    • AthenaJ

      Emo kids will be lining up around the block to buy it.

    • Munchkn

      I can’t believe that Nina liked it!

      • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

        Nina also liked Stanley’s pieces. She’s lost it.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Bleeding heart sweater?! Wow, that is… errr… out there.

    • AthenaJ

      Nothing says comfy cozy like a vital organ on your shirt.

      • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

        LOL! I just spit out my Cherry Garcia!

        • AthenaJ

          tee hee :)

    • Damien W

      Shades of Starr’s & Mario’s “Envy” dresses in S1!

    • guest2visits

      I just hate it. It looks like something from the slaughter house.

    • CozyCat

      The wolf was HUNGRY!

  • Peeve

    I keep yelling, “But these people are judging your collection, dumbasses! Take their goddamn advice! You can be “true to yourself” AFTER you win!”

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Boy, the amount of wax in the designers’ ears could make a few hefty candles. “I hear what the judges say, but I’m going to do what I want.” Well, that’s not the way to WIN…. it’s only a contest. Keep your purity of vision for the time when YOU’RE PAYING FOR THE RUNWAY SHOW AND THE BANK IS NIPPING AT YOUR HEELS….

      • Peeve

        They’re all driving me nuts, except for Stanley. He’s at least taking all of their advice to heart. The judges have told them exactly what they want to see. They have their designers’ fate in their hands. Ignore them, why don’t you?

        • CarolinLA

          Except the one that really counted: pairing that shirt with the black pant LIKE NINA SAID.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Seriously, did they miss Mondo and the total temper tantrum judging spree?

  • alula_auburn

    has Tim done so much reporting of the deliberations in past?

    • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

      I don’t remember hearing him ever do so. Perhaps others have..

    • Damien W

      Hard to say. They haven’t usually done a mini-collection runway with all the semi-finalists before Fashion Week.

    • blondie65

      And no extra challenge while giving the final 3 continued help from previous contestants….it’s clearly a “Project Runway First!!”

  • MilaXX

    That red ballgown is one of the worst pieces in Stanley’s collection

    • guest2visits

      I kind of like the beaded top but the bottom skirt has a wonky fit.

    • BeccaGo

      Halle Berry Oscar gown knock-off.

      • MilaXX

        No even close. The only thing they have in common is the color.

    • UsedtobeEP

      Reading this after the show, you must feel psychic. : )

  • Stubenville

    Oh please Devious Maids?

    • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

      I’m so there!!

    • AthenaJ

      By now Lifetime has set the women’s rights movement back by at least 50 years.

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

      Devious maids or Dance moms? Such a decision.

  • zelavie

    I just moved today. No cable, thus no PR finale. I’m borrowing my mom’s wifi. I’ll have to watch it online later this week. I’ll miss watching it with my fellow Bitter Kittens!

    • Stubenville

      Just stay for a drink… or ten. Seriously, congrats on the new digs.

      • zelavie

        Thanks!

  • Stubenville

    Pet’s Rock apparel? [eyeroll]

    • alula_auburn

      My cat questions Bret Michael’s taste level. And then tried to eat a spider.

      • Stubenville

        Eat a spider? Bret or your cat? =)

        • alula_auburn

          Well, I only has first hand knowledge of the cat’s taste level. . .but I would not be surprised if Bret also ate a spider.

          • AthenaJ

            I cringe to think of what’s been in that man’s mouth thanks to Rock of Love… Eew…

          • formerlyAnon

            Please pass the bleach.

  • DinaSews

    This show has hardened me. I feel like Patricia is getting the winner’s edit.

    • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

      Agree!

      • EveEve

        agree too. it offends my sense of fairness, as PR often does

  • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

    “Hippie store at the mall!” I love Patricia, but this is hilarious!

  • Peeve

    Must say, that was awfully nice of Michelle.

  • Damien W

    Michelle getting coffee for the others — now THAT’s confidence!

  • EveEve

    Somebody wake me up when they hit the runway. As much as I adore watching Michelle, I’m completely jet-lagged from trip back from India…can’t keep eyes open…

    • AthenaJ

      Ohh India! How was the food?

      • EveEve

        Wasn’t really time for memorable food this trip, unfortunately.

  • alula_auburn

    Without the sequins, NOTHING MAKES SENSE.

    • BeccaGo

      Is it just me or was she pronouncing it “sequence” every time?

      • demidaemon

        I felt that way too, but perhaps Roxxxy has just tainted our ears.

  • JillK

    At first I thought, “Look how nice Michelle is being!” And then I thought, “Maybe she’s just hoping they’ll spill coffee all over their garments!” (I’m actually rooting for Michelle, and I’m in the not-as-mean-as-the-producers-are-making-her-seem camp, but it was just a funny thought.)

    • BuffaloBarbara

      She seems to have improved her attitude when she started winning. It could have just been the headache.

      • CozyCat

        Or maybe just finally getting some sleep….

  • Stubenville

    The family visit NOW?

  • AthenaJ

    Designers, at the last minute we’re going to distract you with people who are going to make you all emotional!

    lol seriously though its nice for them

    • OrigamiRose

      Thank you! “You have no time left, so allow us to bring in family members to kill more of your time.”

  • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

    OMG! I love that Stanley’s mom’s name is Lovie!

    • mom2ajs5

      I loved that too!!

  • Stubenville

    Native boogaloo?

  • Qitkat

    Who is having the most problems? Because isn’t that sometimes a tip-off to the winner.

    • Stubenville

      Both Patricia and Stanley are having make-it-work moments.

  • Cheryl

    Why didn’t they give them more time? WHY?

    • demidaemon

      More time? They had five frickin months to design, which is more than anyone has gotten in about five years. Also, fashion week is on a strict schedule. No time for more time.

  • AthenaJ

    Seeing Tim all verklempt makes me all verklempt!!

  • OrigamiRose

    “It can be any of you, because this has been one mediocre season.”

    Poor Tim.

    • AthenaJ

      Hah!!!

    • Stubenville

      Give it to Mondo again. Or Dmitri.

      • OrigamiRose

        Better yet, bring back Uli and finally give her the damn title.

        • MisScarlett

          Yes! Uli!

      • Damien W

        Laura Bennett needs to feel the love.

        • OrigamiRose

          Watching her peanut sack dress this morning brought back fond memories…

    • CozyCat

      I think the level of talent was on a par with many previous (even pre Lifetime) seasons. Michelle, Samanatha, Layanna, Amanda, Stanley, Daniel, the guy who did the boxy styles, and in her own way, Patricia all would have held their own on past seasons. And the bottom of the barrel were no worse than Suede. Even Richard is much, much better than Suede (when he works in knits, anyway)

      The problem is that the show is no longer structured to nurture the creative process or make it the centerpiece of episodes. So we don’t get to see the wonder of beautiful things being created from $50 of fabric, some ideas, and thin air.

      • UsedtobeEP

        I think some of it has to do with us, too. We have seen the unconventional materials challenge, the make a dress for Heidi/Nina, the Marie Claire cover challenge, the be inspired by awesome surroundings challenge, the team challenge, the real woman challenge, and the avant garde challenge ad nauseum. What PR really needs to do, and the BKs have said this before, is let fans submit challenge ideas for each season. We would do a great job and everything would be fresh and new again, for viewers and designers. Too little time and manufactured drama just aren’t interesting enough to carry us through the same old challenges.

  • MisScarlett

    Tim is so eloquent. I love him. No matter how much PR jumps the shark, he’s still a reason that I watch.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Tim Gunn, what’s with the waterworks? C’mon…. this is not the equivalent of the Bravo days.

  • Damien W

    Can someone walk over to Stanley and smack the side of his head? His vertical hold is on the fritz.

    • OrigamiRose

      I was hoping he might throw up on Richard, and then I remembered Richard was (finally!) gone.

      • Damien W

        That would have been sweet! Or savory, to be more accurate.

  • Jamie Moon

    I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE MICHAEL!

    • DinaSews

      me too. absence makes the heart grow fonder I guess!

  • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

    Ominous foreshadowing…. Stanley will be glue-gunning models into partly-completed dresses and shoving them down the runway…

  • http://twitter.com/DarrenNesbitt Darren Nesbitt

    hmm I hope all this drama isn’t foreshadowing Stanley making a miraculous win.

  • alula_auburn

    I kind of love that understated “the models really have to be DRESSED. AHEM.”

  • AthenaJ

    Wow, I can’t see the ‘I’m not here to make friends’ Michelle of the beginning of the season being as nice as she’s been the past few episodes. I’m glad she seems to have loosened up quite a bit.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Sheesh, I inhaled that bottle of beer. …… ……. …………. Well, it IS the finale after all, and there IS another beer in the fridge. Since there’s another hour and a quarter of this manufactured drama, I think it calls for….. BEER.

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

      Yay beer!

    • Stubenville

      Good call.

    • formerlyAnon

      Beer is full of B vitamins. Preferably dark. Or at least that was the story upon which I was reared, and I have been careful not to disabuse myself of it.

  • AthenaJ

    Is Michelle a secret Kentucky Derby fan?

    • Stubenville

      No, but she gets satellite TV reception with that on,

      • AthenaJ

        You read my mind. Someone should tell her that dish reception goes to crap during storms.

      • alula_auburn

        haha, I was about to ask if she got channels from Japan!

    • BeccaGo

      She was stopping by a royal wedding after the show. :D

  • Jasmaree

    Not sure if I love or hate Stanley in that hat and suit.

  • OrigamiRose

    Wow, I had totally forgotten about the teams thing.

  • l_c_ann

    How many days did they have between their arrival in NYC and the show?

    • Stubenville

      Under a week if it’s the same as the old days. They have to do model selections, etc.

  • OrigamiRose

    I wish they would show a little of how they pulled off the eight anonymous collections going out. There were five more of them running around and I assume Tim and other behind-the-camera talent had to spread the attention to disguise who the finalists were.

    • MilaXX

      I would assume they had the designers announcement filmed later and then spliced in cuts to the audience.

    • guest2visits

      ouooh – that would be good. That might be better than the reunion back- biting thing they are advertising.

  • Stubenville

    Stanley is getting the winner “make it work” edit.

  • Pennymac

    I’m late. Did I miss much?

    • Stubenville

      Sit down and have a drink. Just the usual running around with scissors. Surprise family visit, trip to mood to make extra garment, etc. The standard..

      • Pennymac

        I timed it just right then. Saw the runway without the winner/loser edit.

      • Qitkat

        I would totally watch a show called Running with Scissors. All the Bitter Kittens could plan it together on the TLounge and submit it to Shark Tank. It would be better than 99% of the reality shows out there.

  • Stubenville

    Heidi is wearing clown clothes.

    • alula_auburn

      executive clown clothes!

    • AthenaJ

      complete with clown makeup

      • piperkitty

        what was with her makeup? she looked like she just was recovering from a long illness.

    • ChristinaRi

      Makes her look older I think.

      Of course, maybe she’s just trying to balance out Zac who looks like he’s 13.

    • l_c_ann

      They were careful not to show that Heidi Kleid was backless under the blazer

  • GTrain

    i still don’t understand why Stanley is so far behind…??

    • AthenaJ

      I think perhaps because he’s such a perfectionist and he might also be OCD. That could explain him focusing too much on little details that the workload became too much for the timeframe.

    • Peeve

      He came to NYC with a lot of things undone, and then is trying to rework his undone collection to fix things from his first critique.

    • OrigamiRose

      Richard was his helper. That can’t have done much good.

  • Stubenville

    Dance Moms – keeping it classy, Lifetime. [eyeroll]

  • MilaXX

    Any way you slice it Michelle is the winner for me. When I looked at the stills, Stanley’s seemed like a distant second. His collection is just too safe and honestly a bit boring. That red dress always felt like a clunker for me and seeing it being slapped together last minute shows me why.
    However, Patricia is growing on me. After seeing Tim’s home visit and hearing her story, Patricia’s tells more of a story. It has more interest than Stanley’s. It’s one of those collections TLo would post and I would say I could pick and choose individual pieces from it. I think I would prefer Patricia come in 2nd.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Stanley needs serious help in his thinking. But he dressed sharp. I like the rat pack look. :D

  • Damien W

    Heidi raided the costume closet at the Met — she’s got the entire wardrobe of Madame Butterfly sewn onto her body.

    • DinaSews

      And she ran out on stage before they could finish her eye makeup!

  • OrigamiRose

    Okay, totally staged intros, no?

    • Cheryl

      Yes, according to TLo on Twitter.

  • Stubenville

    Max Headroom sighting!

  • SRQkitten

    Looking at Michelle’s collection makes me think back to Jillian

    srq

  • ChristinaRi

    WTH is Mondo wearing????

  • Joe J

    Am I imagining it or are some of Michelle’s models seriously bad walkers?

    • AthenaJ

      I see it too

    • GTrain

      me too

    • annaplurabelle

      I just said that!

    • Jasmaree

      The woman in that black coat! OY! She was horrible.

    • ChristinaRi

      I thought that one chick had a limp for a moment. Then I thought she might fall down.

  • jag

    Michelle’s collection tells such a strong story.

  • Stubenville

    Show us the damn clothes, not the audience you bunch of HACKS!!!

    • JillK

      I just shouted at my TV to show me the back of that d@#% skirt.

      • Stubenville

        I don’t give a damn about the prior contestants peppering the audience. Show the CLOTHES!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Typically dreadful Bunim-Murray camera work. Shameful.

  • alula_auburn

    Those background images are driving me crazy.

    • MisScarlett

      What? You don’t like White Fang? ;)

  • AthenaJ

    Really like Michelle’s collection. Good choice of music too.

  • OrigamiRose

    Did they film these runway shows twice? I am confused.

    • annaplurabelle

      Yes, they were originally anonymous, so they had to cut the intros in afterwards.

      • OrigamiRose

        I figured the intros were fake but the walkout at the end of Michelle’s had to be added in later, because I thought all eight designers walked out together after the shows.

        • annaplurabelle

          You’re right; they probably had to film the whole thing twice.

        • Stubenville

          It would be cheaper to buy a calendar and use it.

          • formerlyAnon

            The ever-recurring question. They have most of the summer to use the Parson’s workrooms.

  • GTrain

    Wow, really impressed by Michelle. Very strong collection. Wish I could wear some of it!

  • Fordzo

    I think I say this every season, but how can Michael really see the clothes with sunglasses on?

    • AthenaJ

      I’ve always wondered that too!

    • Qitkat

      I was just thinking that too; maybe he’s looking at it in greyscale on purpose, less to see the colors and more for the design elements?

    • JillK

      I always just assumed that the lighting was pretty bright. Like how Nina always uses her judging cards to shade her eyes during the regular season. My bet is that those are some fancy lenses that are engineered for minimal disruption of color.

  • Jasmaree

    Stanley really is getting the winner’s edit. They’re giving him segments between other people’s collections.

  • Joe J

    This is… seriously not the kind of music I thought Patricia would use in her show.

    • Lisa_Co

      TLo tweeted that is not the music they originally used.

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

    Michelle’s collection is stronger Thani remembered.

  • MisScarlett

    Ok, as much as I haven’t been a Patricia fan this season, she really is an artist.

    • Joe J

      Totally. It’s not my cup of tea, but I love that there’s something bold and colorful and crazy in the finale. Like she got a little possessed by the spirit of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

  • Jasmaree

    Maybe there aren’t many talented models trying to get on Project Runway? That model in Patricia’s very easy and loose red dress couldn’t walk for shit.

    • RroseSelavy

      Stanley got the poor urchin’s walk as well.

  • dschubba

    “A Native American in her own country.”

    Most of Patricia’s stuff isn’t my taste, but, GO GIRL. :)

    • Damien W

      Yeah, she’s gotten me misty twice tonight. GO GIRL indeed.

    • Lisa_Co

      Patricia was so cute with her kids (who seem pretty cool). I wish we’d seen them in her home visit.

  • Fordzo

    Wait. Trees?

  • Stubenville

    Lumberjackie is hiddy.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Michelle: cohesive, strong point of view, well thought out and well finished. FTW, to be sure.

    Patricia, spotty and that vermillion a-line with the gold sequins was a real clunk, as is the lumberjack blouse. Not cohesive.

    TERRIBLE CAMERA WORK, Bunim-Murray and Heidi!!

  • BrooklynBomber

    I sure wish Patricia had chosen different music. She could have created a real mood for these clothes. This disco thing doesn’t help at all.

    • Stubenville

      Maybe she’s appealing to Kors. =)

    • http://twitter.com/Kamilaahh Kamil

      TLo just tweeted that that wasn’t the music that played at the time. Dunno why it was changed, but apparently it was.

      • BrooklynBomber

        It certainly has to do with clearances (playing music the producers don’t have to pay for).

        • formerlyAnon

          Someday I’d love someone with appropriate accounting skills to analyze it and write an article that would tell me if PR under Lifetime really is the cheapest t.v. show on American primetime.

    • dschubba

      Maybe she did. Isn’t what we’re hearing “free” music that was dubbed in after the fact?

      • BrooklynBomber

        I hadn’t thought of it when I first posted, but when I saw the posts that said TLo tweeted that this wasn’t the music, the penny dropped: of course, they don’t want to pay for the music the designers really used. I’m curious to know what she did use.

    • Joe J

      I thought the same; TLo just tweeted that this wasn’t the music that was actually played in the tents.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Did they say what sort of music she did have playing? I’m imagining some Native flutes and / or drumming — something spare that would really set the stage and bring people into her world.

        • Joe J

          Nope, ‘fraid they didn’t.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      TLo just tweeted that that was not the music played in the tents – which seems ridiculous.

      • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

        It’s all about the clearances!

      • BrooklynBomber

        No, but it probably has to do with permissions and royalties. Too bad they couldn’t replace it with something closer to whatever she did use.

  • MisScarlett

    Do you think Stanley is really that behind, or is it being played up by the producers? Because I need a Klonopin watching him backstage.

    • GTrain

      I’m not buying it. He’s been a meticulous control freak all season but now he implodes? I just don’t understand why the sewing didn’t get done when he had help for several days, and even hired more people (his “little Russian ladies”).

      • Theactualdiva

        Same as Anya having major anxiety leading to procrastination. Too much pressure.

  • Jasmaree

    Okay, I’m calling it: Stanley wins.

    Not the best collection, but the narrative of the episode has been ALL about him. All the confessionals are about him. He gets segments in between collections. He goes last (and after a commercial break).

    I’d be very surprised if this isn’t an intentional edit.

  • Peeve

    Patricia really surprised me. Yes, it’s all over the place, but she did some beautiful fabrics. I don’t know if there’s really enough design, though. Loved those horsehair headdresses, they were like sea anemones!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I didn’t think I’d like those headdresses when they first got posted, but I liked them a lot in practice.

  • EveEve

    According to TLo’s tweets, the designer’s intros were done separately without guests, and the music was also added later in the editing room. Just your usual PR producer manipulations.

    • OrigamiRose

      Thank you for that, it’s been driving me batty!

    • Qitkat

      And you know that the designers would have chosen different music. They used to get to choose, didn’t they. Good old days of Magical Elves. So the runway had NO music?

  • dschubba

    I was really hoping for a low-budget, basic cable version of “Walk the Line”. My prayers have been answered!

    • Pennymac

      That ad was a serious WTF moment for me….

    • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

      I think this is going to be what happens after “Walk The Line.”

    • alula_auburn

      I’m sure it will be just as high quality as LiLo as Liz Taylor.

    • BeccaGo

      Starring Jewel, too!

  • alula_auburn

    Seriously, Lifetime, what are you doing with this Jewel = June Carter Cash thing?

    • Theactualdiva

      Big Johnny Cash fan here, and from just the commercial I think Jewel will be a much better June than Reese. I found Walk The Line a troubling movie where I watched Phoenix *play* Cash. YMMV.

  • Jasmaree

    I’m kind of disappointed with Stanley. Very department store. (And, is it me, or is some of this looking very cheap?) And not modern at all.

    • CozyCat

      I think the cheapness comes from all the last minute sewing. When you’re trying to do something elegant in simple shapes and luxe fabrics, the sewing and the fit has to be absolutely perfect.

  • alula_auburn

    The models are kind of clomping, and I can’t help wonder if it’s because they’re afraid of wardrobe malfunctions.

  • Peeve

    Why do we keep getting closeups of the models’ knees?

    • Stubenville

      Because the producers, camera operators and editors are HACKS.

      • Peeve

        There is that…

      • Lisa_Co

        The camera guys are freelancers and often different show to show. My husband – an amateur videographer – worked with someone who shot part of S10.

  • Peeve

    The only dress I really liked of Stanley’s was the last one.

  • JillK

    You wanted tough, urban professional type of gal? I think what you actually got is middle-aged former trophy wife with alimony to burn.

    • CozyCat

      Yeah, it was definitely better than the three looks. But “tough, urban professional”? No.

  • Munchkn

    Who’s the guy in the Yellow Fez? He reminds me of Akbar and/ or Jeff.

    • DinaSews

      That’s Mondo

      • Munchkn

        I was wondering if that was Mondo! I can’t say the fez does much for him. Better leave those to the Shriners.

        • Qitkat

          Or Matt Smith.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        He’s not improved any with the nose ring, either…..

    • JillK

      Mondo, I think. That hat really obscures his face somehow.

  • ChristinaRi

    Stanley’s is a bit sad, but maybe that’s just because I know the whole story. Those shapeless jackets and that one shapeless coat with the dress. sad.

  • alula_auburn

    honestly, despite the editing, I really don’t want to believe they’re going to convince me Stanley’s collection was a bland third, once you take away the last minute drama.

  • Stubenville

    Stanley’s looks the most expensive, but it may not be sexy enough.

  • mom2ajs5

    Jersey shore, really?!

    • AthenaJ

      When will they go away??

  • Jasmaree

    “She had a great sensibility of clothing.”

    What does that even mean?

  • Joe J

    Siggy Flicker: Love and Life Expert



    … Yeah, I got nothing.

    • mom2ajs5

      I totally read that as “Siggy Fucker” on TV.

      • Joe J

        I swear, it just shorted out every snark synapse in my brain.

        • mom2ajs5

          Love!

    • RroseSelavy

      If she’s Siggy Flicker, I’m Sodacan Tosser.

      • demidaemon

        Drag names?

  • dschubba

    Comrade Snape! <3

    • ChristinaRi

      Love him!

  • Qitkat

    Well I can’t see Stanley as the winner. Barely more cohesive than Patricia, which I liked much better, to my surprise. It ought to be between Michelle and Patricia.

    • Pennymac

      I am almost ashamed at how much I liked Patricia’s and detested Stanley’s. Thus, Stanley must be the winner….

      • OrigamiRose

        That Elie Saab knockoff at the end grated my last nerve. Ill-fitting and very cheap-looking. The rest of his was okay in that, “Ho hum, this is what I’d wear going with my husband to work-related social functions” way.

  • MisScarlett

    These “celeb” commentaries are lame. BRING US TLO.

  • alula_auburn

    How bottom of the barrel are these “celebrities”?

    • AthenaJ

      Shh I love Marilu. But the rest of them…oy. Was it the whole ‘Lifetime’ thing that scared away the real celebs?

      • alula_auburn

        aw, Marilu’s okay. It was really when they got to Jersey Shore and the “Love and Life” expert I went WAT. I’d rather see the kids from the duct tape challenge again.

    • Joe J

      I love Kristin Chenoweth, but she doesn’t even look biodegradable anymore.

      • alula_auburn

        I wasn’t even sure it was her at first.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Hahahah!!!

  • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

    Patricia has been growing on me all season and I now love her work! I really hope she wins.

  • Stubenville

    Okay, who do you see on the pages of Marie Claire? I just can’t see Patricia.

    • carolclark12

      If that’s the question, I’d bet on Stanley. But I’m not a Marie Claire fan.

  • Peeve

    Michelle, all the way. Which guarantees she won’t win…

  • Damien W

    Michelle in a walk. Patricia’s is more interesting but less cohesive/translatable. Stanley’s was boring.

    But I’d be happy with Michelle or Patricia wininng.

  • Stubenville

    Apparently Disqus skipped it’s medication again.

    #cray-cray

    • Jasmaree

      Instead of clicking the yellow “new comments” button that comes up, refresh the page. You probably won’t have any problems after that.

      • Damien W

        This — refreshing the page fixes the bugs.

        • Qitkat

          Not for me. It skips to the bottom of the comments where it says ‘load more comments’, every damn time, whether I have checked Best, Newest, or Oldest.

          And disqus is still wonky on Safari, and there is no place to add a comment. So I’m on Firefox. But Safari works on iPad.

          Grrrrr. I still hate it.

      • Stubenville

        Unfortunately, no. I have a Bert Keeter comment about the Mood visit at the top of the list after a refresh.

    • AthenaJ

      It’s bipolar… literally – it keeps jumping from the top to the bottom part of the feed.

    • CozyCat

      I plan on blaming every typo for the rest of my life on disqus. It’s just too convenient.

    • Qitkat

      THIS X1000. I’m pretty sure you posted this quite some time ago, but Disqus says it was 21 minutes.

  • ChristinaRi

    I would be very disappointed if Stanley won. I suppose either Michelle or Patricia would be ok. I see plusses and minuses in both collections. Patricia at least is not afraid of color and that is a huge plus in Project Runway. I don’t care for Michelle’s pallet, but it was appropriate for her designs.

  • Damien W

    Wow — Michael’s looking older and more Botox’d. But less orange!!!

  • alula_auburn

    I wish Michelle was wearing that nifty red blouse from her talking heads and not that sheer+black bra thing.

    eta: also, I guess it answers the question I didn’t ask about there being more of those circle tats. Still do not like.

  • AthenaJ

    Seeing Kors again is inspiring me to sing: “Hey Mr Tangerine man, play a (disco bridesmaid) song for me…”

  • Damien W

    Michelle’s gown is probable my least favorite piece — pity it’s the one that has to stand on the runway.

  • Jasmaree

    I want a heart sweater too!

  • AthenaJ

    Well slap me, Nina likes the heart sweater!

    • RroseSelavy

      Why not, it’s Gaultier?

  • alula_auburn

    SERIOUSLY? Nina loves the heart sweater? WTF. Try Hot Topics, Nina. You might be surprised.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Wow, a very impressive face-off of Michelle’s edgy red long dress juxtaposed against Stanley’s far more conventional Marchesa-like red evening dress.

    NINA LIKED THE HEART SWEATER???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002718877231 Bert Keeter

    Not loving all the ” back to MOOD one more time” stuff?

  • Pennymac

    decontruct, Zak. Not decompose!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I know, I just… blinked. Is that some kind of new way of saying “deconstruct” in fashion-ese?

    • Theactualdiva

      lol I knew it didn’t sound right, but I couldn’t figure out why.

  • ChristinaRi

    Zac no likee Michelle’s :o

    • CozyCat

      “Is this what the kids are wearing?”

      Is that the criteria for choosing the winner?

      • lessax3

        If it is, then Patricia shouldn’t win either because people may have been smiling but that doesn’t mean they want to wear what they are seeing.

  • AthenaJ

    Gotta hand it to Patricia, she is truly an original artist.

  • alula_auburn

    and MK loves lumberjackie! Did I get drunk without noticing?

  • Jasmaree

    Did Kors just say he loved the lumberjack plaid top?

    • EveEve

      yes, yes he did. sure sign the fix is in

    • NDC_IPCentral

      That weird top is such a disconnect from everything else….

      • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

        Yes. I didn’t hate the top on it’s own – and I gather it’s hand painted on leather so up closer it may look really cool. But it is indeed totally disconnected from the rest of her pieces

  • carolclark12

    “Art teacher on an acid trip” – just can’t imagine Zac saying that.

  • OrigamiRose

    Heidi sounds like she’ll go to the mat for a Patricia win.

    • Peeve

      So does Zac, at this point.

      • OrigamiRose

        And here comes Nina with her knife….

        • Stubenville

          How the hell is she supposed to feature Patricia’s whickety-whack in Marie Claire?

          • OrigamiRose

            Somewhat related, isn’t the May issue supposed to feature the dress for that Dallas actress?

  • guest2visits

    omg – they are really trying to tell MIchelle it’s not hers by making up this shit story about nothing.

    • EveEve

      yes

  • GTrain

    i’m feeling a Heidi v. Nina over Patricia v. Michelle

    • lessax3

      Well if it does, Heidi usually gets her way.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Not with Gretchen v. Mondo, she didn’t.

  • Jamie Moon

    They are going to give it to Patricia, and this will be the last season I watch.

    • carolclark12

      I’ve always had a little love for Patricia; she’s so …. different.

      • Jamie Moon

        There’s just something about her that makes me hear circus music in my head.

    • Stubenville

      But she can sew sleeves.

    • CozyCat

      From the Lifetime, “what is the storyline” perspective, I am fearing for a Patricia win.

      I can agree that it would be great to have a “new voice” and a designer who brings a native american perspective to fashion. But I don’t think Patricia is that person. She makes great fabrics and has interesting techniques. But her designs don’t seem to take native american culture and say something about in fashion. I still go back to Jay McCarrol, who was inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch arts and crafts, but built on that inspiration and created something that made you think of the inspiration but see something new. But I don’t see that in Patricia’s clothes.

  • MisScarlett

    “Betty White on Dancing With the Stars”… LOVE and missed you Michael!

  • ChristinaRi

    Betty White and Dancing with the Stars — kiss of Death. Death.

  • carolclark12

    Women love things that twinkle – like your sparkly smile, Zac!

    • UsedtobeEP

      My husband and I guffawed at that.

  • AthenaJ

    Oh Kors, you so crazy!

  • Pennymac

    Oh, Michael. I’ve missed you so. “Appetite supressant” !!!

  • alula_auburn

    “Women love things that twinkle” Wow, it’s like Zac Posen looked into my heart and soul. He knows us so well.

    • Theactualdiva

      He is such a doll.

  • alula_auburn

    LOL, that appetite suppressant ring makes my fibro hands hurt just to look at it.

  • ChristinaRi

    I need to win because I’m Native American — That was what Patricia said at the end. Dont’ like that. There are plenty of reasons for her to win without that. But I have no doubt that Heidi loves that part.

    • EveEve

      it was painful to hear she was using her ethnicity as a reason why she should win a contest.

  • Peeve

    Please go away, Lea.

  • dschubba

    Did I mishear Patricia last week, or did she say that she was planning to do a tribal dance as part of her show? If I didn’t, I want to hug whoever talked her out of it.

    • Stubenville

      [eyeroll]

      • dschubba

        I could have sworn she mentioned that during her home visit, because it made me cringe a little.

  • l_c_ann

    That Patricia link on TWOP indicates that Patricia has shown in NYC at Fashion week before, about ten years ago when she came back from her half year working for a tailor in Milan.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    General impression:

    Michelle: Steampunk cool. I don’t like the brown basis and quilted stuff isn’t my cuppa, but then, I’m probably not her intended audience. :D I did love that first look. A little costumey, but adorable.

    Patricia: A lot of fun. I agree with Heidi that the green would have been better without the red thing underneath, but I’m relieved to say that I liked the collection a lot. Don’t have to feel guilty for rooting for the local girl.

    Stanley: Sigh. Not good. I’d have liked him to pull it together at the last minute, but he didn’t. And maybe I didn’t want him to pull it together too much, because I didn’t want him to be rewarded for that half-assed show backstage.

    • Sing4yursupper

      Kors just said mother of the bride for Stanley.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Interminable run of ads… time to floss the teeth, no?

  • AthenaJ

    Disqus’ nuttiness is exhausting

  • ChristinaRi

    Nina has her game face on!

    • Theactualdiva

      Nina looked especially good tonight.

  • AthenaJ

    Korsism! Mother of the bride!

    • MisScarlett

      Drink up!

  • Jasmaree

    Mother of the bride! Take a shot.

  • alula_auburn

    what is going on in the back of Heidi’s outfit?

    • OhSayNow

      What is going on in the front of her outfit?

      • Theactualdiva

        Why was she wearing that red-orange shade lipstick with that outfit?

  • blondie65

    MK…Mother of the Bride!! Everyone Drink!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314915676 Harvard Bridges

    Mother of the bride! Drink! DRINK!

  • AthenaJ

    Stanley’s had potential. Too bad he didn’t push the envelope.

  • guest2visits

    Patricia you are not the first native american artist. Or the only one. Everyone has a point of view they believe just as
    passionately about here… and worked just as hard for it.

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      True. But she is the first that I’m aware of on television – pretty big exposure.

      • guest2visits

        This is a first for Michelle and Stanley. It’s big for all of them. And their families.
        As far as I know – according to her info; PR sought her out and asked her to come on the show.
        I don’t know if that has happened for others. Maybe. But it’s a nice break, if they did.
        Also, Patricia has a degree, experience and a background that I’m sure some other designers wish they had.
        No one is coming from a completely level-standard-same background, or point of view.
        Also; there has been a vast amount of fantastic, well known and respected art from the native american peoples…
        for as long as I can remember…and I’m a little annoyed by Patricia’s innuendo that she is a first, or an only….
        or that every stylized arrow has her patent on it.
        Perhaps she is the 1st native american on PR(?) it shouldn’t be what defines the contest -.or then it’s not a contest.

  • alula_auburn

    Nina is seething.

    • Theactualdiva

      How about all this being a set-up for Nina to launch new show wherein she snags design school grads with promises of glory? The level of quality in the final runways has been going way down in recent years.

  • carolclark12

    I’m sure it’s editing, but Nina seems to be pouting whenever Patricia is complimented. I like that.

  • Pennymac

    TLo, if you’re listening, I really think we need Nina CAPS for this one. Did you see her face when they were talking about Patricia? Pretty please? nina caps????

    • AthenaJ

      I second that!

    • MisScarlett

      TLo just tweeted: “Nina is not even looking at them. LOLOLOL”

    • blondie65

      wow….we really must have Nina caps. The temp in my living room dropped 5 degrees just from her look when they were going on and on about Patricia.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Mr. Bomber called Nina a bully.

    • 3boysful

      Agreed–Nina had some great expressions all thru the judging.

  • dschubba

    Here’s when we pretend that Michelle’s collection is actually terrible.

  • ChristinaRi

    Oh my god! They are knocking Michelle for over designing when there’s Patricia? They are knocking the hats when Patricia has the cuckoo headpieces?

  • AthenaJ

    Oh lord, Nina looks like she’s going to throw up.

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      She’s choking on her own bile towards Patricia.

  • SRQkitten

    Nina caps!

  • lessax3

    Nina is picturing a Marie Claire layout with Michelle’s runway look with a companion page on how to deconstruct the pieces into wearable outfits. She has it all in her head but will it trump Patricia and her ‘unique’ voice.

    • ChristinaRi

      Excuse me. Didn’t you mean “decompose?”

      :p

      • lessax3

        Oh my, yes, excuse me. :D

    • Pennymac

      Decompose, per Zak Posen.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    “Not commercial?” LaNina is not amused.

    • NoGovernmentName

      The expression on her face was awesome. I hope TLo does NinaCaps for all her WTF facial expressions tonight.

  • GTrain

    Nina doesn’t want a Patricia editorial in her mag

  • JillK

    “Who needs more clothing?” Um, Zac Posen, you might want to rethink that.

    • lessax3

      I’m thinking their major sponsor Lords and Taylor would like the winner to be able to sell lots of clothes since that is part of the prize.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Which is why I thought Stanley would win. Their customer, maybe?

      • http://www.facebook.com/tmctigue Teresa McTigue

        I wonder how many of Michelle’s leather chaps Lord and Taylor will sell.

    • alyce1213

      I thought that was hilarious, but true.

    • RroseSelavy

      I thought Nina was going to spew when she heard that.

  • alula_auburn

    huh, I’m feeling the theory that Heidi really wants to rebrand Project Runway is being borne out. . .

  • Dje

    It’s the artists vs. the editor!

  • CozyCat

    I keep feeling that they are describing what they WANT Patricia to be rather than what she is.

    If she were really bringing a new, Native American perspective, wouldnt it be something you could imagine inspiring other designers? I would say yes. But can you imagine any other designer being inspired by her designs? I can’t (I COULD see another designer commisioning her to do fabric for them, however.)

    • BuffaloBarbara

      There was a lot in that collection that I loved, including the blue dress, and the green one Heidi liked. And her way of re-casting the cultural symbols as something that could be used without appropriation charges really is a good takeaway for an aspiring designer.

    • NoGovernmentName

      Patricia’s collection looked like boutique-wear. It was pretty but not high fashion. Heidi, her biggest fan, even admitted that, and asked if that was maybe someone that PRW would want to promote, instead of going for the Next Big Designer. But they opted for the latter anyway, which I think was a better choice in this case.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Yes, this. I said to my husband I thought the designer who has the most to gain from this in the long run, from a financial POV, is Patricia. I can see someone mass-market snapping her up as a textile and accessory designer. And I liked her collection a lot more than I thought I would. When I saw Stanley’s stuff, I could hear Zac P. saying “Chic banal” in my head.

  • ChristinaRi

    Heidi can’t say “modern.” It’s cute. That “dr” trips her up.

  • ChristinaRi

    How can they call Michelle “costumy” and not call Patricia “costumy”

  • dschubba

    I still don’t get why is everyone gushing over that heart sweater.

    • alula_auburn

      I don’t either! It’s so dull and literal-minded. Like, I really would expect an emo kid to think it was totally deep.

      • alyce1213

        The irony is that it’s so literal.

    • CozyCat

      (small voice) I liked it. To me it had a Frieda Kahlo type macabre element.

      But I too am surprised that they are focusing on it.

      • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

        (also small voice) I liked it too. I really want it.

      • dschubba

        Yes. I wouldn’t say that that sweater was the best Michelle had to offer. The fact that they focused on it was what kind of puzzled me.

    • ChristinaRi

      I liked it. I wouldn’t wear it, but I like it.

      • MilaXX

        I liked it and I would wear it.

        • NoGovernmentName

          Me too. I liked the hat and mini with it. That look was cool. I loved the wolf sweater too. Michelle had a very appealing collection to me. Very rarely do I look at a collection and think, “God I wish I could wear that!”

          • MilaXX

            I loved that hat.

      • dschubba

        I thought it was okay, but… it’s only okay.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Me, either. Not attractive. There were a lot of things in the winning collection I liked, but that wasn’t one of them!

    • BrooklynBomber

      It was okay, but I ♡ the other sweater (the whole look, in fact) a lot more.

      • 3boysful

        I so want the wolf sweater.

    • Theactualdiva

      I think it worked because it was kicky.

    • http://twitter.com/jamiehoovs JLH

      I liked the wolf sweater better, but I actually thought the entire heart sweater-outfit (yes, with the hat too) was so cute and it made me wish I could be tiny and pull that off.

  • MisScarlett

    WOWWWWW!!!!

  • Tigerfly

    Yeah, they got it right for a change!!!!

  • Joe J

    Whoa, WHAT? Heidi never says “you’re out” when it’s down to the last two.

    And, YAY! Although I really wouldn’t have minded that much if Patricia won. After that travesty that was last season’s All-Stars, it could only go up.

  • SRQkitten

    Meh.

  • Peeve

    Ohmigod, they did the right thing!

  • ChristinaRi

    Nice of Michelle to wait until Patricia turned her back to celebrate.

  • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

    Don’t worry Patricia; I’m sure the producers are already setting it up so that you win the next edition of “All Stars.”

  • Pennymac

    WHAT? They gave the win to the designer with the best collection? WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS?????

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Ah; you made me laugh, Dorothy Parker.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Ha! Pennymac for the win!

  • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

    I’m glad for Michelle, but I am uncertain why she felt the need to wear a spatter guard on her head.

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      Yeah it looked like something made in an “unconventional materials” challenge. Very Cookingdotcom and black spray paint.

  • GTrain

    Love seeing Patricia with her kids. So sweet

  • OrigamiRose

    Another Portland winner. That’s what three or four now? (Leanne, Seth Aaron, Michelle – where was Gretchen from? Missed that season.)

    • janierainie

      I think Gretchen was from Colorado.

      • OrigamiRose

        Ah, thank you! Still, three out of eleven seasons (excluding AS) is pretty impressive.

        • Zorkness

          Gretchen was from Portland- even though we disown her. To be honest, Leanne is the only designer from Portland I loved. http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-8/designers/gretchen-jones

        • Zorkness

          We disown Gretchen, but according to the link at Project Runway she claims Portland as her home town. So 4 out of 11. Personally I am so over the “hipness”. My favorite was Leanne but now she is New York.

          • OrigamiRose

            Yeah, Leanne really booked it out of Portland after she won. Her final collection was stunning.

          • Zorkness

            I also loved her car part short dress. That particular episode was incredible. Korto had the seat belt dress that was also a stunner. Leanne’s work has an elegance that sometimes seems out of place here. It is easy to see Michelle, Seth and Gretchen’s work coming from the same “Portlandia” scene.

          • OrigamiRose

            Agree. There’s definitely an aversion to elegance there (experienced it firsthand). Not snark, just a fact – not a lot of skirts and stilettos to be found.

    • CarolinLA

      And where are they now? Another designer from the Pacific NW. Yawn. Patricia would’ve been the better PR story (pun intended). B/M could’ve gone to town with championing someone so different and it might’ve earned them some really good buzz. Michelle doesn’t really generate any heat. I think she’s very talented but I would’ve gone a different way.

      • OrigamiRose

        I’m not defending it; in fact, that’s what makes it so curious. The city is a bit hostile to anything resembling the appearance of (to use last night’s drinking word) coherent fashion statements that don’t involve atrocious leggings, butt ugly shoes, etc.

        As for where they are, with the exception of Christian and Chloe, what have most of them achieved regardless of city of origin? Although off the top of my head, it does seem that none of the Portland winners, even Leanne (not originally from there IIRC, and not longed for it) seem interested in showing their faces at the PR finales like so many other winners (to say nothing of the also-ran fameballs who barely made a dent in memory).

        And I was totally Team Patricia. Given the praise from Kors and Posen, I would not be surprised to see her get hooked up with someone who has that strong design personality and can mentor/partner with her in a meaningful way to find more long-term, lasting success, than Michelle will know.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Longer camera time for second-place Patricia than Michelle…. interesting editing, producers.

  • JillK

    That hand gesture just said “Holy cow, Michael Kors, your skin is blinding me with its radiant orange glow!”

  • Jasmaree

    Lisa won ANTM & the Project Runway model thing? (I didn’t even know they were still doing that)

    • OrigamiRose

      That’s not the Lisa who was talking to the tree, is it?

      • Joe J

        The Lisa who spoke to the plant (“Cousin Itt”) was from season 5 originally and won the All-Stars season. This Lisa was from season 9 (UGH, Saleisha).

        The fact that I actually know this stuff makes me need a drink to wash down the shame.

    • BeccaGo

      She didn’t win ANTM. Different Lisa.

  • MisScarlett

    Go Michelle! You deserved it!

    Now can you please explain the dot tattoos? Because it’s been bugging me all season.

    • BeccaGo

      Per her Twitter account, they represent “balance/circle of life.” I just think they’re cool. :)

  • CozyCat

    Oh, sh*t! Can’t they repeat the episode rather than trying to trick us into watching 30 seconds of Dance Moms before we can change the channel?

    • OrigamiRose

      Edited: Oops, replied to the wrong poster. Sorry!

  • alula_auburn

    God, the reunion looks hellish.

    I’m quite fond of Patricia, and don’t have much emotional response to a lot of Michelle’s work, but I doubt Patricia would have been terribly happy or successful in–what was it Ulli called it? The shackles? She may do better with the second-place exposure–and not dealing with the fannish rage if she had won.

    • OrigamiRose

      I was thinking the reunion had a very “Real World” feel to it (FIGHTS! TEARS! NAMECALLING!) and of course, duh – Bunim/Murray.

      • Theactualdiva

        I don’t usually watch the reunions, but I think I’ll watch this one.

    • Lisa_Co

      Tatoo girl will deal with it judging from discus remarks on the Lifetime site.

  • ChristinaRi

    He shaved the mustache!!! Omgod. I can’t even remember his name, but thank god that crazy mustache is gone.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Daniel.

      • ChristinaRi

        My short term memory is showing signs of age.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        AKA Snidely.

        • annaplurabelle

          Snidely no more. Now he can be Tootsie.

    • MilaXX

      He needed to that thing was disgusting. can’t say I’m looking forward to him crying about how Michelle bashed him over that hiddy pink jacket, but I bet good money he brings it up and cries again.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I must admit — I loved hearing all that Navajo tonight.

    Congrats, Michelle. I think it could have gone to either of them, but Michelle’s is definitely easier to translate to production. You can’t count on the handmade stuff if you’re going to sell a line.

    • ChristinaRi

      Was it Navajo? Because during the home visit, they showed them at a pueblo and not a Navajo style home at all. I was assuming she was from a pueblo tribe and not Navajo. Also wasn’t she living in Santa Fe or some place like that?

      • BuffaloBarbara

        You’re right — it’s Taos, Tiwa. My bad.

      • Eisoj5

        Taos Pueblo speaks Tiwa.

    • ChristinaRi

      btw, I live in southeastern Utah. So, that’s more of my world too — the whole four corners area.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yeah, I’m not original to the area (as the handle suggests, I’m from always-enchanting Buffalo), so I don’t always have a feel for where everything is. But the population in the state is so small it feels like anyone succeeding here feels local!

        • ChristinaRi

          Ha! I just thought buffalo as in the animal. I never thought of Buffalo, New York. :D

          I’ve lived in this area for over 20 years now and have worked a lot with Navajos.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.madison.927 Dawn Madison

      They’re not Navajo people. They are from Taos Pueblo. They speak Tiwa.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Hence my serious facepalm on the subject!

  • AthenaJ

    Man, Stanley really got a quick and unceremonial auf.

  • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

    I’m sure it’s been discussed here before, but did that clip of Heidi telling people where to go to apply for Project Runway strike anyone else as odd (it ran during several episodes)? Like maybe they’ve had trouble getting enough prospective contestants for next season?

    • JillK

      In addition to the visit with Dmitry to say how awesome being a Project Runway winner is? Yeah, I think they are showing a little desperation.

      • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

        And the lighting on Heidi was terrible! It’s like they grabbed her in between shots at the finale and said, “Quick; say something to get people to try out for the show! No, you look fine. Don’t worry about it. Hurry up.”

      • formerlyAnon

        But honestly, who CARES why they give Dmitry camera time? I am a fool for his profile.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I am so happy that Michelle won! This is the first season since Leanne won that the person I think deserved to win won. haha

    I’m also happy for Patricia. She really is unique, and this really was a truly wonderful moment for her, and her collection was really unique, but I’m glad the judges came to their senses and realized that Michelle’s was the best put-together collection.

    I also really loved Stanley’s crystal-embellished beige top and skirt. If only he had listened to Nina and paired the top with those skinny pants.

    • minerrva

      I adored Seth Aaron and I’m so glad he won! And I thought Dmitry deserved the win, although I didn’t love his clothes as much as I did Seth Aaron’s :) But Mondo was robbed, no doubt.

      • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

        I agree- I think the Gretchen/Anya/Anthony Ryan wins are perhaps a bit oversized in our collective PR memory.

        (Yes, I know AR was All Stars and that’s even more ridiculously manipulated. Uli was still robbed)

        • minerrva

          I had blocked out Anya :)

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        From what I saw in pictures, I liked Seth Aaron’s collection too. I just wasn’t really emotionally invested in the season he was in or the season Irina won, so I really didn’t root for anyone those seasons. I thought Fabio was robbed last season. I thought none of the finale collections of the previous season were worthy of the finale and I wanted Olivier to win. I loved his decoy collection. I completely agree that Mondo was robbed. haha

    • BrooklynBomber

      I LOVED that outfit. I wish it had set the tone for the rest of his collection. I thought it was fabulous just the way he showed it, but I also could imagine it the way Nina wanted to see it.

      • CozyCat

        What’s strange is that the change Nina suggested would have fit very well with his supposed vintage inspiration. (very Laura Petrie).

        In fact, Stanley would have had a better collection if he followed a vintage-y look more closely.

        • BrooklynBomber

          I’m just so glad he didn’t send the mini version out; when we saw it in the workroom, I was afraid he’d cut the original skirt.

    • jonnyf8

      Leanne? seriously? , Pretty but ultimately a snoozefest. Are you from Portland?

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        Lol no. I’m from the south. To be honest, I was wanting Joe and Tu who were eliminated from earlier in the season to win, but out of the finale collections, Michelle’s was my favorite. Leanne’s collection was very beautiful, in my opinion, and full of interesting shapes.

        • jonnyf8

          LOL. You’ve redeemed yourself in my eyes by mentioning Joe, who totally should have gone farther. After he left my support went to Patricia — the other artist. And Nina’s sour face for the last 3 weeks everytime she saw anything Patricia really bothered me.

  • alula_auburn

    you know, if disqus were going to quote me over and over again, I wish they’d picked a better line than the man-eating turtleneck. It didn’t bother me THAT much!

    • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

      No, but every time that comment pops back up, I see Stanley and his turtleneck in my mind all over. Which is kind of hilariously awesome.

    • Sara__B

      Don’t worry — I only see your comment once, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. (I haven’t had any trouble with Disqus — yet.)

      • formerlyAnon

        What browser and operating system are you on? (I presuppose your connection is on the high-speed end of things.)

        • Sara__B

          Microsoft operating system, Firefox browser, and a high-speed end of things connection. (I’ve noticed that comments get out of order when I click on the “new messages” bar instead of using “reload”, but I’ve rarely seen multiple postings of the same comment.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.magolan Melanie Magolan

    I think it’s time for a new spin-off. We had Project Accessory, we had On the Road With Austin and Santino, and now I would like a show where Michelle’s Philip Treacy-esque hat, Mondo’s giant yellow fez, and Patricia’s Whoville-headpieces ride around in a van and solve mysteries. First stop: a kidnapping at Ascot! “I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for you meddling hats!”

    • formerlyAnon

      Gosh, I hope Project Accessory has, indeed, sunk like the stone it was.

  • SewingSiren

    I am a little disappointed that that Michelle won, but not surprised. I think she is talented and skilled. But her vision is not as unique or young as they seem to think.
    Patricia has a beautiful exciting collection. A show like this is the perfect platform for her to show it because she doesn’t have to worry about cost or re-producing or even a customer.
    I was shocked that Stanley left so much for the last minute. Not characteristic of him at all. I do enjoy his personality and vision, but this collection was unfinished. The pieces that were finished were beautiful.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I liked him well enough, and if he didn’t do the most exciting, “fresh” designs, he did solid high-end design for a specific customer. I wonder if he choked when it came to the final collection. In a way it doesn’t matter; there’s a customer for him, just like there is for Rami, Chloe Dao, and, yes, even Wendy Pepper. There’s no reason he couldn’t do that. For all I know, maybe he already does have his own business.

      • CozyCat

        I think he could become very, very wealthy as the head designer for an upper level bridge line like Lafayette. Many, many women in that market would love his designs and look very good in them.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Lafayette–good call. I could see that black suit being from Lafayette.

    • Lisa_Co

      If it wasn’t for Nina I think Patricia would have won. But no way Nina was letting that happen.

      • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

        Can you imagine the kittens Nina would have had if she had to do a spread in Marie Claire of Patricia’s designs?!

  • MilaXX

    There is nothing urban about any of Stanley’s designs. It all says, “Rich Bitch”. I really hate that red gown & which it was a mini dress of some sort.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I’d say it’s prime time TV or Hollywood movie version of “urban professional,” which has very little to do with how urban professionals actually dress.

      • CozyCat

        Naw, if it were the hollywood version of “urban professional” all the skirts would have been skin tight and all the tops would have shown a lot more boob. (Seriously, do they really think women go to work dressed like that?)

        • RroseSelavy

          Oh, like that “hospital administrator” in House?

    • RroseSelavy

      I thought it was perfect for Dede Wilsey of San Francisco, and some of you will know who I mean.

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

    They shouldn’t have advanced Stanley to the finals (no, it absolutely shouldn’t have been Daniel, either). Stanley could have served himself well by presenting pieces that exude refinery and high-end glamor. What he showed was unimaginative and lymphatic. It attested to his lack of preparation, which may have been more understandable had the designers been allowed a mere four weeks, but he was afforded months to design and execute his collection. He was also afforded a budget sufficiently ample to pay artisans for their hand-beading. When I first viewed his collection, I was rather impressed by some of embellishments; now I know they’re not his. This is neither an infraction of the rules nor an attenuation of one’s collection/design sensibilities; it’s just no longer impressive (as pertains to him). And he’s extremely unlikable. Control freaks have to control everything outside of them because everything inside’s a fucking mess. He couldn’t keep his mess in any longer.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Was Mondo wearing a bright yellow Shriner’s hat for some reason, or was I hallucinating?

    • MilaXX

      yeah he was

    • Lisa_Co

      Poor Mondo. His All Stars collection was supposed to be at Neiman’s this spring but the prototypes all got lost in NYC because of Hurricane Sandy. Collection delayed:(

      • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

        ouch

  • http://twitter.com/jamiehoovs JLH

    I’m very happy with this outcome. Michelle designed the best collection and deserved the win. I don’t buy that she is the heinous bitch that people want to label her as and I really loved her collection. I would say it’s been a long time since I said “wow” to some pieces on PR, but then I remembered I just got to see Uli send another collection down the runway :)

    Patricia seems like such a cool woman, but I simply do not consider her clothing design worthy of winning a show about clothing design. If this had been a show about creating textiles or exhibiting certain techniques, I am certain Patricia would have handed everyone their ass. But that’s not what show it is. As exciting as it was to see a perspective in fashion we’re not often treated to, hers was not the best collection and therefore she did not deserve to win. I hope to see her picked up by a design house, but I don’t see her being a serious name as a straight up fashion designer.

    • 3boysful

      Excellent summary!

  • M. H. Leader

    I would have given the win to Patricia. I frankly loved the originality of her collection. But as soon as I saw Michele’s I figured she was the winner. I did like Michele’s collection–I just liked Patricia’s more. Michele’s collection was more editorial and more commercial, and Nina has HATED Patricia from day one. (Did you catch that sour-face grump look Nina wore while Zack and Duchess were praising Patricia? It looked like she was sucking kumquats.)

    Cool that the Duchess and Zak loved Patricia’s collection though.

    Although my favorite didn’t win she took 2nd which was next best thing. Stanley’s collection was very ho-hum/boring compared to both the two ladies’ efforts.

    • Sing4yursupper

      I liked Patricia’s collection slightly better than Michelle’s too. I was cheering for Patricia from the get-go. Maybe If she had at least one win during the competition, she might have won the big prize. Nina was not going to let her win anything. La Nina couldn’t and wouldn’t bring herself to praise anything Patricia did.

      I softened a bit towards Michelle toward the end. It was clear to me about three weeks ago that she would win. From the reunion promos, my sneaking suspicion is that nasty MEchelle will open her mouth again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tmctigue Teresa McTigue

      To me, Michelle’s was to costume-y. Many of her pieces would fit in without modification in the next Hunger Games movie.

      • M. H. Leader

        Oh, TOTALLY true!

        She’s very steampunk, urban fantasy. And the weird thing is that Nina (??) anyway, one of the judges pointed out that her “on trend” look was already dated.

  • formerlyAnon

    Gosh I love this crowd. Met my deadlines & I am celebrating with hot roast beef & chimichurri on french bread (white bread! Yay!) and cabernet. God bless the American fancy supermarket, open at 11 p.m. Reading through this lounge is the perfect entertainment before blessed sleep. (Of course, if I hadn’t whiled away procrastinating hours here over the last 10 days, I wouldn’t be sleep deprived . . .)

    • Qitkat

      Yum. Hope disqus doesn’t let you down, while reading. It’s been drunk and smoking pot tonight for me. Disqus I mean, not me!

      • BrooklynBomber

        I can’t tell if it actually posted one of my comments dozens and dozens of times, or has simply emailed me dozens and dozens of notifications.

        • M. H. Leader

          You get a notification every time someone responds to your comment.

          Also if at the top of the comments section you change the Discus choice from “Best” to either “Newest” or “Oldest” you’ll stop having the comments restructure all the time. “Best” means the ones most popular–and that changes as people respond.

  • gurl boy

    Not moved by tonights win. Patricia showed creativity…just not, god forbid,”on trend”! Michelle…loaded down with trends…well done but uber “trendy” and detail laden! Stanley…was too impressed with his endless hours of mindless beading to realize the design wasn’t there! Sort of like Michael getting so wrapped up with his use of stingray. Next week “reunion” looks like a bloodbath! Finally something worth watching!

  • formerlyAnon

    Thanks all, for the comments. It may just be the alcohol glowing in my brain, but I am unambiguously sure that watching on line tomorrow will be worthwhile. Tim distressed. Stanley imploding. Nina caps recommended. Dmitry flashing his profile. Mondo in a . . . yellow . . . fez??? Ah well. 6 a.m. looms.

  • Lisa_Co

    Alot of PR winners were fan faves and when not, All Stars began. Judging from her page on the Lifetime website, Michelle is the most disliked S11 designer. I smell another All Stars featuring Patricia.

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    “Fashion is not art.” – Nina Garcia

    • carolclark12

      Which is why she liked Stanley’s collection.

  • Zorkness

    I actually really liked the final judging. No beating around the bush with Stanley. I really liked Michelle’s look and understand why the judges gave her the win, but would not have been upset if Patricia had won. A lot of people give her backhanded compliments about her crazy skills. But her level of detail is what some fashion is all about: She brings an original, exciting (Native) American take on “couture”. Truly an original.

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    Michelle’s was very, very cohesive, Loved that first dress. Love the coat. Totally get her steampunk vibe. But it’s not really cutting edge for the future like she thinks. That being said, I’d buy almost every piece. Congrats to her! Stanley’s clothing was as lifeless and stiff as his personality. I think Heidi was right – he did much better in teams.

    Patricia:

    Loved Patricia’s designs – if she had a stronger “theme” that gave more cohesion she might have won. She said something vague about “trees” but it was clearly not her actual inspiration. Loved the horsehair cape with the black leggings, the blue final dress, the horsehair skirt with the black top… She is indeed an artist. As she’s older and doesn’t have 20 years to get a break, I really hope something good comes out of this for her! Maybe Heidi will have Patricia design a few outfits to wear to events that will get some coverage.

    So while discussing Patricia Michael Kors seemed truly blown away by her work. His enthusiasm was delightful and he seemed really impressed. Zac loved her work and how special it was. Heidi loved it – and bless her for having the vision to see how very unique Patricia’s work is. And there’s La Nina. She sits stiffly with pursed lips, staring at her photo book and saying not one single word. Not one. Nina was So out of step with the other 3 – she must be so confused how Michael Kors, Heidi and Zac Posen could all like Patricia’s designs. And how could they all NOT like the beautiful rich pieces in Stanleys’ collection that she defended? Wy out of step, way out of touch – and she’s editor of a fashion mag?

    I notice in the preview for the post show bitch fest that Mean Girl snidely remarks that Patricia could do no wrong in Heidi’s eyes. Well, yes, Heidi was indeed pretty enamored with Patricia’s work pretty early on. But I think Nina’s complete contempt for Patricia and everything she is about sort of balanced things out. I loved how Patricia, as an older designer, was never once accused of having designs that were old or matronly.

    By the way – how sweet was Patricia’s family?

    So congrats Michelle – well done! Fingers crossed for Patricia’s future and thank you for bringing something completely new to a show that has grown stagnant. Oh, and bye Stanley.

    • carolclark12

      Thank you for your comments about Nina. I completely agree, but am unable to say it in the way you did because I get so angry at her condescending attitude. I haven’t liked her since Gretchen, and I never will. And yes, I have been known to hold a grudge against people on tv. Other than that, I’m perfectly fine.

    • 3boysful

      I’m not sure that maybe Nina’s issue was not that she didn’t like Patricia’s stuff (as I recall, she made some very complimentary comments) but rather the design/shape of the article of clothing itself. It was not “design,” but the decoration of a simple silhouette and the use of manipulated fabric that got her to the final three, and Heidi was clearly ramrodding Patricia for the win.

  • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

    When it was down to Michelle and Patricia on the runway as the final two I just kept remembering how much Michelle did NOT like Patricia the whole first half of the season. Funny that Patricia turned out to be her biggest competition.

  • guest2visits

    I can add Michelle’s personal clothing style to the list (tats, lopsided haircut) of things I really disllike. Why she likes wearing
    tired, wimpy relics that look like they were dropped off for the Goodwill circa 1930, while she makes these strong, very fully
    textured pieces for the RW…is a mystery. Seriously; that was just an awful, transparent rag over a bra to me. And the hat did
    her no favor either. Quirky is nice…but quirky without a point is just some oddball shit stuck in the back of the closet.

    Although nothing will make me like that bleeding heart… Michelle has a real talent for her own fabric manipulation,
    whether it’s a sweater pattern, or the construction in all the wonderful coats, dresses and pants/tops/leggings that she
    obviously excels at. I love the woodsy color palette. And her precise and prolific needle work is an art to me – the quilting,
    the pleating, the little studs, buckles and straps, all these distinct details that adorn a somehow quiet but strong collection.
    The way she shaped and defined the fabrics with seams and stitchery made them rich. The clothes felt high quality without
    the need of beads, lace, bright colors or frills. And they were body conscious and feminine in a slightly new way.

    Whereas Stanley had some enviable lux materials… there were not enough unique pieces that had a ‘Stanley’ stamp – they
    were pretty; but not especially creative. I liked a few of his collection, but then I liked a few of everyone’s.
    I hated that his RW wasn’t ready until the last second; all I can imagine is the fabric was so expensive and fussy that it couldn’t
    be worked ahead of the model fitting..?
    And it should be noted that Michelle offered coffee, helping hands and sympathy when it was needed. She could have taken a nap.

    Patricia’s headpieces are actually pretty cool – I just wish the clothes had more sophistication for them to play off of. I like the
    prints she creates for the fabrics; I like many of the prints she wears for herself. But many of those outfits looked very under-
    designed. The outfit with the tipped horsehair headdress and the horsehair fringe skirt and boots would have been perfect
    if the black fabric she chose for the top didn’t look so cheap, it reminded me of a shampoo-smock.
    The shorts were heinous for both models; I don’t care what Kors said. And the tops for both models were awful.
    So was the clashy 1st outfit – a tacky blanket gimmick over a dress. I thought the native american motifs and patterns
    needed to be incorporated into a line of clothing instead of throwing every effect out on it’s own. The line could have done a
    couple of elements and been more about the person who wears the clothes instead of the assorted crafts.
    I thought it said everything when Tim talked to her about cohesion and it seemed she didn’t get the concept.
    What would have made this so much more than any Taos, Santa Fe or Aspen gift shop would have been a more carefully
    imagined theme for the clothes, something that would support her craft work and give it more importance, or relevance.

  • SRQkitten

    This whole season has felt like the producers were working from a script:
    *place one talented designer (Michelle) on team with propensity to lose placing her at risk of going home each week,
    *place other talented designer (Stanley) on team with more talent, thus giving him a bunch of early wins,
    *this will then frustrate other talented designer who will nicely fit in role of “mean girl” with lots of confessional snarkies,
    *until the end when , of course, the redemptive arc begins as the team format is dropped with lower numbers and mean girl can show herself being a nice person (helping the other designer at the end) and achieves the final win.
    *And of course there has to be the interesting wild card(Patricia).

    The whole producer manipulation of this just makes me a bit ill as I think back fondly to the bravo seasons where so much more of the focus was on design and the quality was , IMO, far more talented.

    srq

  • carolclark12

    I am as far removed from the fashion world as a person can be (public
    defender in the south), but I love it and have learned so much from this
    website. From my perspective, Nina has always seemed much more
    interested in young, marketable clothing and the others, especially
    Heidi, are more into fashion forward clothing. Or, as folks here in Georgia would say, “weird.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661256074 Mars Tokyo

    I agree with you about Michelle but they’ll give it to Stanley.

  • EveEve

    A HUGE thank you to both of you – Tom and Lorenzo – for keeping the PR side of things alive, despite your personal waning interest. Some of your BK’s miss the Nina caps and judging the judges, but I think I speak for many here in the Lounge when I say this virtual community has been something we really look forward to each week. The Patricia-judge-love script had me tottering on the edge of disgust for a few weeks because there are so many young fresh textile designers coming out of art and design schools whose body of work far surpasses hers (and let’s be honest, some of her contributions were among the worst ever to walk the PR runway, saved only by her team.) But I got over it, and think I may be back, at least in the Lounge, for next season.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Hear, hear!

  • myristica_fragrans

    i’m actually satisfied with the results.

  • nannypoo

    Once Stanley imploded there was really no other choice. It’s Nina’s magazine, after all. She could not possible feature Patricia’s work in a mainstream publication like hers.

    Heidi’s makeup was so hideous, I could hardly stand to look at her. And that outfit! That hair!

  • bringbackbeatles

    Spoiler Alert if you haven’t seen the finale yet!

    I’m late to this bc I didn’t get to watch it until now. Fell asleep last night, but I am soooooooo happy with the results! I had my favorite with Michelle and I really thought they were going to give it to Patricia. When Nina said she thought they might be being swayed by Patricia’s tecniques, I thought, finally right on. I was on pins and needles until they announced Michelle and I was soooooo relieved. Stanley had some nice pieces, but I was underwhelmed, though I agreed with Nina that the beaded top was stunning and would have looked great with the black pants. Patricia did some eally impressive handwork, but it really wasn’t so cohesive, though I did love some pieces. Michelle’s bleeding heart sweater and the other sweater as well, I loved. So glad she didn’t remove it after all. I am so happy to see the clear winner actually win!

  • pdquick

    When was the last time you heard conversational Taos on national TV?