T LOunge

Posted on July 18, 2013

HERE.

WE.

GO.

 



The Happenstance Bar & Restaurant, London

Grab an uncomfortable seat, kittens. We’ve got a long haul ahead of us.

Kate Bosworth, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum judge the first challenge of Project Runway season 12.

Yes, it’s back.

Kate Bosworth looks about as excited as we do.

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn

But our malaise will likely pass. We’re burnt out on the show after way too many seasons in way too short a period, but we’re likely to get caught up in it like we always do, every season, at some point.  For now, we’re going to spend our time coming up with humorously demeaning nicknames for everyone. It’s just how we roll.

“IT’S THE MOST DRAMATIC SEASON OF PROJECT RUNWAY EVER!”

Ninja, please.

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for Lifetime, thehappenstancebar.co.uk - Video Credit: Lifetime]

    • David Louis Quick

      =insert subdued cheers here=

    • Democracy Diva

      I can’t even bring myself to feign enthusiasm for Project Runway premieres anymore, but like you fabulous men, I will be blogging this show till the extraordinarily bitter end. Thanks for your devotion to this increasingly shitshowy show!

      • MoHub

        Extraordinarily bitter, or expectedly bitter? I’m going with the latter.

    • formerlyAnon

      Posen is apparently the token brunette.

      Comment copiously, my fellow kittens, since your verdict (& my workload) will decide if I watch the episode tomorrow.

    • ampg

      Ugh – I took last season off and was thinking of trying again this season, but now I’m thinking it’s too soon. Maybe I’ll try out the first couple of episodes, just to see. Is it still 90 minutes?

      • Inspector_Gidget

        I know exactly what you mean! I need another six months to get over PR fatigue. And isn’t it sad that, as the show got infinitely less interesting, it got longer? An extra half hour of seasons 1-5 would have been awesome, but now… it’s just a bridge too far.

      • Tatiana Luján

        last season was a lot better than the 3 seasons before it.

    • Imasewsure

      I will read your descriptions of the episodes diligently and voraciously (but I stopped watching the show post Mondo)…

    • Rand Ortega

      yay. Let’s get this pole dance started.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Hello, my friend! Trash TV unites us once again. And, dare I ask, how are matters previously discussed?

        • Rand Ortega

          NDC, my dearest! Very well, thank you. There’s shrinkage, in a good way! All’s quite well, blood wise. Sadly, family by choice took a hit Sat. We’re leaving tomorrow for Tucson to say goodbye.

          Back to life. How are you? What can I buy to refresh you? Besides a Tim Gunn lap dance? LOL! Dressed in that horrifying get up of shame from the ad! ROFL!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            That shrinkage news is so happy-making. I’ve wondered about the situation every time I see you here in TLoWorld. Tucson is beastly hot right now, which will make your visit that much more taxing. If condolences (or just farewells because of a non-mortal departure) are in order, you have mine from the hot & humid East.

            I’m already into my second bottle of beer, but now tempering with hummus and Wheat Thins for dinner. Such a hot weather repast. I don’t know how Tim Gunn talked himself into that promo photo. Well, I guess I actually do, and we know that greenbacks have quite a voice…..

            • Rand Ortega

              Thanks so much (Mr. Ortega’s god brother/best friend since birth. lc– got the diagnosis July 1st). I’m just thrilled to fly. Driving would’ve been murderous. It’s pretty brutal here in La La, though up here in the Hills it’s a bit cool right now.

              Heidi’s pretty persuasive & I do think she’s got him slightly wrapped about her finger. Can’t you see her, “Bitte, Tim? It’s such a delicious idea. All those naked bodies lamping unto our feet. You’re going to look so sexy in that costume! Please?” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You’d think a man of TG’s bearing & dignity would have an anti humiliation clause in his contract!

            • drdarke

              Don’t you know, @Rand Ortega? Heidi has humiliation-resistant lingerie from her Victoria’s Secret days! Because of her Special Friendship with Tim, she’s been slipping them into his underwear drawer ever since the move to Lifetime – and they’ve been cross-breeding with his boxers ever since….

              By now, his mutated underwear has made him so impervious to humiliation that he could share a stage with Donald Trump and Orson Scott Card, and be so amusingly avuncular and cordial that their only possible reaction would be to bow down to his Awesomeness, and ask for the number of his tailor.

    • Jenny

      I look forward to your snark! Thank you for your service to bitter kittens everywhere.

    • Targettaste

      Meh, Project Runway is back. Hooray!!! TLOunge is back!!!!

    • Ekw

      Looking forward to the Southern spin this season.

    • decormaven

      Lifting a glass who all will subject their eyeballs to this televised event. I’ll just watch the shadows bouncing off the cave walls. Bless the Uncles for giving us knowledge of the Forms.

    • YoungSally

      I skipped the past two seasons — but for some reason, set my DVR on this one. I guess I want to see Tim in that ridiculous promo get up stab Heidi (or himself) with that giant needle.

      • GorgeousThings

        Seppuku with a large sewing needle?

        • Domo_Konnichiwa

          Career seppuku seems a lot messier than real seppuku, even in a 3-piece suit.

        • YoungSally

          And you know that there MUST be a special Seppuku needle for that. The old Greenberg and Hammer in NYC would have one.

    • MoHub

      Oh, great! More drama at the expense of good design. But I’m addicted and will be there until the bitter end.

      • Lady Orwellian

        Maybe the Avante Garde challenge will be to design something something ambiguously ambiguous in under 3 hours! You have 10 seconds to sketch!

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      The phrase ‘most dramatic’ doesn’t sound promising.

      –GothamTomato

      • MikeW_Vegas

        it never does

      • Call me Bee

        Yeah–dontcha wish it were the “most creative” or the “most intriguing”?

      • StellaZafella

        Translation: Most Drama filled.
        I might not mind if these ‘designers’ could throw better shade but their bitchery is just boring!

    • GorgeousThings

      Going to pour a glass of California bubbly and watch. I’ll see if it’s at all interesting. Last season I couldn’t even keep watching past about week 4. I just read the recaps here. How times have changed since Bad Mommy days…

      • MoHub

        It hasn’t been right since it left Bravo and the Magical Elves behind. Neither has Tim.

        • tinyredlocks

          Preach…

      • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

        Same here. I gave up on last season. Even Tlo couldn’t keep me watching. The contestants were dreadful. No one to root for. So far it looks like there might be a few to root for this season though. Maybe.

        –GothamTomato

    • CommentsByKatie

      I’m not sure I want this to happen again.

    • Cheryl

      YAY! Mad Men is back! Oh, no….

      • decormaven

        You wish. Me, too.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Oh, Cheryl, you made me chuckle. Talk about golden apples and rotten oranges.

    • 3boysful

      I’m just happy to drink some virtual bubbly and kvetch with my virtual buddies. And read the TLo recaps, of course.

    • StellaZafella

      Are you kidding? I wouldn’t miss it!
      This is the only night, (other than Drag Race reruns) I allow myself a whole pint of Haagen-Dazs Dark Chocolate…which has becomes the main reason for watching.

      • formerlyAnon

        Living well is the best revenge, as has been said.

      • Call me Bee

        I’ll be right over.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I’m thinking my half-gallon of frozen vanilla yogurt is a mighty poor second, Stella. Then again, I’m planning on pounding down beers, so…..

      • largishbearishAtlish

        Have you tried the Talenti? OMG! puts HD to shame (in the clear plastic tub) the dark choc is yummers..

        • StellaZafella

          LURV Talenti! But for Drag Race and Project Runway “HAAGDA” is traditional since the first episodes…
          beside…Did I say anything about what I scarf the rest of the time?, Hmmmmm? :>)

        • makeityourself

          I just finished off a container of their coffee/chocolate. Fab texture and taste. But it was the packaging that got me . . . those clear plastic jars are so enticing. I’m saving them for something related to sewing, but I know not what. Maybe for sorting my buttons by color.

      • Qitkat

        I’ve got homemade brownies to share (made with my 6 year old grandson today) :)

        Even though I’m planning to DVR, I’m sure I won’t be able to resist the lounge comments this evening. Can’t quite stomach getting sucked back into this sinkhole so soon after last season. But lurking as a faithful BK just the same.

        • Rand Ortega

          Been on a homemade ice cream kick lately. 1st it was Biscoff (the Swedish alternative to PB) Ice Cream,
          then Root Beer, then White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, the Dark Chocolate
          Macadamia , tonight– (drum roll) Butter Rum Pecan! I’ve got to drown my sorrows re: PR somehow ; )

          • onetinkerbell

            I think I’ll drown my sorrows in homemade ice cream, too. We have a beautiful strawberry-blueberry we made last week & the blueberries came from our garden.

            • Rand Ortega

              Yum! Wow. From your garden? Sounds like heaven. Are you using a custard (eggs cream, milk/half&half,sugar) base? I’m seeing a lot of non egg/cream bases in recipes online but I haven’t tried any.

            • onetinkerbell

              Yep, our garden. When we bought our house last year we decided we needed to have more than just plants that look/smell nice in our tiny little garden area and my husband bought 4 blueberry bushes at the local farmer’s market. They’ve produced quite a bit of berries this year, and I’m hoping the raspberry bush will give us more than a few raspberries this August/September. We also make blackberry ice cream with the wild blackberries that grow on the trail behind our house. This particular recipe is a custard base, but I’ve seen a lot of new recipes that use coconut milk or coconut cream that sound good. The only one I’ve tried is one for making creamsicles, and I substituted coconut cream for coconut milk in that one. My kids said it was yummy and ate all of them before I got any.

            • Rand Ortega

              I just gained 10 pounds from all the ideas you’ve given me. I’m insane for blackberries. Creamsicles. I just turned into a drooling Homer Simpson.

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

            RE: Homemade icecream.

            I’m not into hot/spicy food, but my hubs is. He makes a creamy vanilla, and for every 1 gallon +/- he add an extremely finely diced habanero pepper. Top it with just a smidgen of chocolate sauce and BAM most amazing thing ever.

            It’s cool and creamy, then warm, so you want the cool to sooth your mouth and the chocolate/pepper combo rocks your face. I can’t recommend it enough. (TGIF)

            • Rand Ortega

              What a brilliant idea. Trying it this Sunday after my trip. I’ll let you know the result if I don’t kill myself eating it all. Might also do it in a chocolate base, like a frozen Mexican hot chocolate.

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

              Oh goodie!! That tickles me.
              Let me know how it turns out! I will say, one of the things I like best is the layering of the flavors. The strong vanilla, the cool, then the hot, then hit of chocolate..it’s a dance. Safe travels!

            • Rand Ortega

              Thanks so much. I will.

          • decormaven

            Biscoff? Ohhh, I don’t even need to know. Enjoy, enjoy.

          • MoHub

            Not doing homemade, but we have a fabulous place close to our house that makes a killer Guinness ice cream. I hate beer; but for some reason, I love that ice cream!

            • Rand Ortega

              That sounds incredible. Not much of a beer drinker but I do have a respect for the Guinness & drink it occasionally. I think I’ll check the interwebs for a recipe… Thanks for the inspiration, MoHub!

            • MoHub

              If you get into the DC area—Maryland suburbs—you can get the product at the shop.

            • Rand Ortega

              What’s the name of the shop, if I may ask? I have family in DC & we’re visiting in Sept.

            • MoHub

              It’s call Tropical Ice Cream and is on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, just inside the Beltway.

            • Rand Ortega

              Haha! I have a cousin in Silver Spring. This is great. Thanks for the tip, MoHub!

            • MoHub

              Always happy to promote my home town!

            • onetinkerbell

              Yum! Guinness ice cream! That’s about as close to a beer I can get for another month or so until I have this baby! I’m going to find a recipe for that – sounds even better than my chocolate Guinness cake.

            • MoHub

              There is actual beer in the ice cream, and the alcohol isn’t cooked out, so you might want to wait until after the little one arrives. The same shop also does a rum raisin that prohibits one from driving after consuming it.

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        You know those pints are supposed to serve 4. I often wonder who those other three disappointed people in my life are.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Just a fast note, Kittens. I am work swamped tonight, so I can’t join you in dish. Raise a cold glass of something vintage and fizzy for me!

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        we’ll definitely miss you! hope you’ll be able to catch up later via dvr.

      • Call me Bee

        Hey Kiltd! I’ve missed all my BK buds, if not PR itself. I’ll raise my glass of vodka to you all.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        We’ll miss you, but we know that Thursdays are work-days for the loiks o’ youse. Make money and prosper, which is more than will likely happen on Project Runway for the dress-testants.

      • MilaXX

        we’ll miss you!

      • Cheryl

        See you tomorrow in comments?

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

        Thinking of you!

      • tb

        Missed you last night. Saved your seat though-hope springs eternal.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Just watched the Ep a few minutes ago. See you in comments today!

    • MilaXX

      I may play a drinking game and get slooshed

      • Sarah

        Well, that makes two of us.

        • tinyredlocks

          Three.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Four. I’m hydrating with beer. It’s hotter ‘n blazes here in The Evil East, and I was a busy Portia at IP Central today. I deserve alcoholic anesthesia, and you gals all do, too.

            • Sarah

              Busy at my institution today as well, and 104 with heat index. Might have to put my beer on ice. Or ice my arse with beer…

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Needs must, and all that. An iced arse sounds like a lifesaver.

            • tinyredlocks

              I’m in the Evil East with ya. The word “inferno” comes to mind…

            • MoHub

              Except that it’s probably a dry heat in Hell. I’m a native Washingtonian, but I will never acclimate to the humidity.

    • kimmeister

      I’ll bet Tim purposely matched his tie to the plane in the background!

      On a side note, I like the light fixtures in the first picture of the London restaurant.

      • formerlyAnon

        Visually I like the place. But it looks like one of those rooms where every sound bounces around forever, and even when it’s less than half-filled you can’t hear anyone at your own table. Unless you raise your voices.

        • Sarah

          Does it not seem odd that a group of acquaintances would be half regal, in luxe wingback chairs, and half relegated to stools like cobblers? I guess that’s what T&L meant by uncomfortable seating…

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Those light fixtures recall to me, vaguely, the Swarovski rectangular light fixtures that were a “design around this” challenge for one of the teams in Project Design or whatever that decor challenge was several-several years ago.

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

          Are you thinking of that “see you later, decorator” series? Good lord I remember it too.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Yes, but before that kiss-off was incorporated, I think. That light-fixture challenge was in a pretty early season, not that there were many.

          • Munchkn

            You guys are thinking of Top Design. Jonathan Adler was the head judge ably assisted by Kelly Wearstler and Margaret Russell. Todd Oldham was the mentor in the first season and India Hicks in the second season.

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

              That’s it! Thanks. I remember the chandelier episode too.

            • formerlyAnon

              Kelly Wearstler!

              I should google for pictures of her, she *did* bring it in spades.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      hi kids! i never would have known that pr was starting again. used to be i was counting the hours…but, whether brilliant or stinkpot, i’m hopelessly addicted to the creative process, so i’ll be back at 6pm pacific to watch with all you easterners. i am currently wrestling with my new puppy, her name is alice and she is curious and curiouser. she a ten week old queensland heeler mix (dad unknown), so most of my time is taken up with trying to teach her how to play without biting. wish me luck on that! have a bottle of brandy and lots of crushed ice waiting, please. those chairs look killer on the back, so i’ll bring plenty of drugs. maybe we should all just lie down on the floor and make ourselves at home. virtually.

      • Munchkn

        Alice is a great name for a doggie especially one who is curiouser and curiouser.

      • Call me Bee

        Congrats on your new puppy! Good luck. Shall I send my two cockers over to show her the ropes? They are very well behaved, and have been around the block…

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Hello, darlin’, good to see the gang and new friends all assembling. Are we gluttons for PR punishment, or what?

        Well, a/c in my study where a TV can flicker, with the temps blistering outside, is as good a justification for getting sucked into the B-M/H. Klum vortex as any, eh?

        Enjoy your new family member and know that (this from a non-pet owner but keen observer) good training at the outset reaps untold reward in the long run. (Compare: one friend’s marvelously behaved cocker spaniel who obeys commands, is friendly and a joy to see with another friend’s cockapoo “with issues” (her term, not mine) that barks at length, shakes like a leaf in the City (its half-time-home) and won’t obey commands.)

    • Kathy

      It’s more than a little insane that I have to watch a commercial before they let me watch a commercial.

      • decormaven

        Advertising at its finest.

    • Mori Rene

      This is my first time watching Project Runway since the season w/ Anya in it… it’s nice to have cable back. Lets see how long I can stick with it, and as always, I’ll be reading y’alls commentary the whole way :)

    • marlie

      At least the bar is gorgeous.

      • formerlyAnon

        At first glance I really liked it. Then I noticed that it looks like every sound would bounce around forever, and I have come to hate places like that. If I want to hang out with people where it’s too loud to converse comfortably, I’ll go somewhere with a good DJ. (And, yes, I do sometimes wind up the oldest person in the room. Life is short.)

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

        The fact that Kate B is their “fashionista get” does not bode well.

        • alyce1213

          I know. And it’s the first show of the season. They could have aimed higher.

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

            Sadly, it’s probably right on point.

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

      I’ve had a punch people in the throat kind of day. I need this bar, these drinks and your hilarity. Cheers Kittens!

    • Wendi126

      Ninja please….lol. I haven’t missed an episode yet and will,watch again. It’s one of the few shows my husband and I watch together. We laugh our asses off making snarky comments all night. We often DVR it and buzz thru commercials. Champagne sounds good.

    • rh33

      My first reaction: Why are TLo posting a picture of a swanky London bar? Oh yeah….PR. I will watch as an act of solidarity with Mr Gunn. With a double scotch on the rocks….

    • lilyvonschtupp

      What the hell happened to The Duchess??????

      • MilaXX

        He has to run his day job

    • Call me Bee

      I’m here, I’m here! I almost forgot about Le TLounge; I remembered while cooking dinner. While PR itself has been….I don’t know what….I certainly enjoy seeing all my BK/PUF friends. So I’ll settle into one of those tall spidery-looking stools and hang out with you while sipping my new favorite summer cocktail: Strawberry vodka, club soda and 7up. Mmmm good.

      • Call me Bee

        Oh–also proud as a peacock to have TWO designers from my fair Milwaukee. Yay for flyover country!

        • Sarah

          I’ve got one from Richmond! I hope she does us proud!

        • Sarah

          Scratch that…Richmond out :( Twas a smock though, so cannot complain.

    • Pennymac

      Shit. Its tonight? Blerg.

      • GillianHolroyd

        Well I just discovered that today is not Wednesday. So PR has its uses.

    • Peeve

      Timothy does some cool stuff, but goddamn, he’s annoying!

    • largishbearishAtlish

      (still wondering if T’lo secretly watches Big Bang Theory)

      • formerlyAnon

        I can’t believe they haven’t. At least T.

    • Qitkat

      So here’s my dilemma, Burn Notice or Project Runway? On the one hand, you’ve got temperamental teams, suspicious shenanigans, underhanded secret plots, lethal weapons and beautiful women; on the other hand, there’s Michael, Sam, Fiona and Madeline.

      ;-)

      See ya on the DVR, Zach, Tim, Nina, and Heidi. For now, anyways, I’ll take my Thursdays nights with a side of honest-to-goodness kick-ass.

      • MilaXX

        what time zone are you in? I’ll catching the West coast feed of Burn notice.

        • Qitkat

          Mountain zone. They both air at 7pm.

        • Munchkn

          I’ll watch it at 12 midnight EDT.

      • Call me Bee

        I always DVR Burn Notice and watch it after the news. Love those people….loathe to miss them.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I think I’m going to skip it, unless you guys tell me it’s worth watching. I always loved PR because it didn’t seem like a reality show (even thought it is) because the contestants had to be talented… but now it’s more about the silly drama and I’m bored with it.

    • Emily

      I find it funny that Project Runway and Top Chef Masters (premiering next week) both feature skydiving in the first episode.

    • Brittney P

      I’ve missed the past few seasons, due to working most nights and not having any access to a DVR. Let’s hope this season is up to snuff!

    • Violina23

      PR will now be designated to 3am newborn feeding “need something to stay awake” material. I think that’s appropriate ;)

    • Cheryl

      Why are they coming in with their unconventional materials and avant-garde points of view? Shouldn’t they come in showing conventional materials and non-quirky personalities, and then have some place to go?

      • MilaXX

        not anymore. You better come in doing cartwheels

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Will there be sharks beneath the plane the designers jump out of? Are they literally jumping the shark for the hell of cheek?

      • MilaXX

        I’d pay to see that.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          It would at least be more self-aware.

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

      Isn’t anyone going to mention how creepy it is that Kate Bosworth looks like a Nina clone?

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I’m here, I’m here. And I just turned the “Road to…” on. That Braden/Bradon? did some bee-you-tee-ful work. Can that attention to detail translate to time-pressured competition?

      • alyce1213

        It’s going to be very interesting to see. 25,000 stitches?? I dunno. His stuff was gorgeous.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          It looked “couture” to me!

      • Lisa_Co

        Bradon was an amazing dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group.,As a former dancer, I can’t wait to see what he does!

        • MoHub

          Yup. Knowing that he was with Mark Morris made me love him even more. That is my favorite dance company.

    • M. H. Leader

      Okay, is it a coincidence that SyFy network is running Sharknado, ending right before PR starts? Maybe I’m a conspiracy theory buff, but…seriously? It can’t be a coincidence, can it? The air is filled with people jumping out of planes and sharks looking for people-sushi. It’s destined…

      • Munchkn

        Damn! I missed Snarkado! I watched it last week and never laughed so hard in my life!

        • write_light

          I thought THIS place was “Snarknado”! ;D

    • majorbedhead

      I really wish there was some way to watch this live without having cable. *sigh*

      Also? I need something REALLYREALLYRIDICULOUSLY cold because it’s about eleventy-billion degrees outside and it’s making me cranky and stabby, even WITH my a/c running full blast.

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

        A frozen margarita with an extra shot might be a good option.

        • majorbedhead

          Mmm, that sounds like just the ticket.

    • MilaXX

      UGH! Of course you had a midlife crisis at 22, you were a zygote when you got married!

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

      I’ m dropping into the bar, though I agree that it looks as though the sound will echo horribly. Hubby is watching the news shows so can’t catch road to runway. Gins and tonic for me please!

    • zelavie

      I’m kinda sad, because I won’t get to play along with the Bitter Kittens this season (since I didn’t get cable when I moved). You guys make the show SO much better!!

    • Peeve

      It’s a sad excuse of a show when the best part of watching it is the TLounge! Glad to see everyone back–missed you all! I’m fool enough to watch again this season, at least for awhile. Nice to know the usual BK smartmouths are back!

    • Call me Bee

      So his parents divorced and he has a stepmother and this is “dealt a hard hand?” Oh brother. Him and 50% of the rest of the country.

      • MilaXX

        first world problems

    • amanda siegelson

      no ripples??? i saw plenty – am i wrong????

      • Peeve

        Nope. I was saying exactly the same thing! Apparently the ripples only show up on tv…

        • amanda siegelson

          well, since he wasn’t in the room with them at the time, he really should have not taken their script to heart and actually watched the tape.

      • Kristin McNamara

        HA! No. You are not wrong. Nor are you alone. There were lots!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Oh, missed the beginning of “Road…” Got in just in time to hear Miranda say she could fire M16s and would be useful for a zombie apocalypse. I can like that. I like that the next dude actually has been learning from PR. Let’s see how that plays out. Either great — he knows exactly what the judges want — or badly, because he gives them exactly what they expect. Guy after that kind of irritated me, but I do like those big sleeves.

    • ChristinaRi

      Is it just me, or does it seem that there is a high proportion of “nut jobs” so far? Is this Michelle’s influence?

      • MilaXX

        No one read nutjob until Sandro. Quite a few personalities, but Sandro reads drama queen/attention whore/shit stirrer extraordinaire.

    • M. H. Leader

      Russian has some serious taste issues. Tim’s gonna have a heart attack.

    • ChristinaRi

      I think this Russian guy has the classic “taste level” issue.

    • amanda siegelson

      well, you need a couple of bad contestants for those early rounds, right???

      • Peeve

        Ah, yes. The obligatory ‘cannon fodder’.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      Not loving the Russian Freddie Mercury so much.

      (And no need to apologize Uncle Nick. I was thinking the same thing.)

      –GothamTomato

      • Pennymac

        LOLing hard at Russian Freddie Mercury.

    • Call me Bee

      Hmmmm a Russian a-hole. Who’d a thought….? (Sorry–that sounds bad…but whatever.)

      • Kristin McNamara

        It’s like one of the token personalities now. Don’t you remember Elena?

        • Call me Bee

          I do, but she was from Ukraine and Dimitri was from Belarus. It does make a difference.

          • Kristin McNamara

            Ah. Excuse me then. Honest mistake. I was just remembering the similar accent. Whoops!

            • Call me Bee

              Well–honestly they all speak Russian, but ethnically are different. :) No biggie….

            • MoHub

              And they were both part of the former USSR, but they didn’t join the Federation after the “fall of Communism” and became separate countries. Also, as a result of independence, their dialects were redefined as languages.

    • M. H. Leader

      O.M.G. After seeing the coral crochet dress, Tim gave him a YES? Have they got a hidden IV drug line into Tim? Or replaced him with a pod person?

      • Targettaste

        I know. Really Tim? I was sure he would call it vulgar (because it was).

    • guest2visits

      Wow – do I ever miss youz PR bloggers…smart, funny, and REALLY opinionated!

      Some very cool and complex pieces shown by these designers.
      I somehow feel good about this season… or maybe it’s just the company. Or the beverage… :)

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      A Brit!!! Yay!

      –GothamTomato

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Really? Should I be watching this season out of sheer patriotism?

    • ChristinaRi

      Wire hangers!! I’m laughing out loud. Thank you, Nick.

    • Guest

      The Congolese/Kenyan woman (whose name I need to know) seems to be extraordinarily sane for this show. And I like her dresses, too. I’m rooting for someone! Oops — I think I just jinxed her.

      • ChristinaRi

        Yes! When I saw her, I thought, “Finally, a normal person.”

      • MilaXX

        and I love ankara print. I hope she manages do use some in the challenges

    • Frank_821

      Regardless of what happens, it’s nice that majority of these people are genuinely talented people with a defined point of view.

      I love some of the changes Tim mentioned this season during the judging. those are listed on a pair of interviews posted on the blogging project runway blog

    • Joyce VG

      “Ninja, please.” LOL. Thank you I needed the laugh. If it weren’t for TLo I wouldn’t have even known Project Rungay was on. (see what I did there?) I’ll be watching just cuz I’m a creature of habit.

    • ChristinaRi

      The Redheaded woman has a voice that is like sandpaper on my nerves.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      How was the Road to the Runway? Did I miss anything interesting? I’ve been doing bar exam review/packing all day and I only just finished in time.

      • MilaXX

        Nothing special. You can catch it on Demand.

      • amanda lynn

        I liked the style of the show; lots of ‘behind the scenes’/raw footage. That’s the past-video-editor in me speaking.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i’m with you, but i have it recorded. sorry i didn’t watch it first, totally spaced that out.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          Bar review? Good luck! I had it DVRed, but TWC seems to have vetoed that.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Study hard, Gaby! My nephew is studying diligently for The Big Test in two weeks, too. Ah, I remember those terror-filled days (took and passed three state bars, with NY 8 years after I graduated). Be focused. Pulling for you, Junior Portia.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          I’m doing 2! Florida now, and NY in February. Scary! And thanks!

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Hi, Gaby, sorry for the delayed reply but the Disqus e-mail went to my junk folder. Good luck with both. If you pass the Multistate can you waive out of it for NY in Feb.? My nephew, according to my sister, is really worried. I think that’s not a bad attitude – since he’ll really study for the next week. Overconfidence, on the other hand, could be dangerous.

            • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

              Yeah, I believe I can waive the MBE if I pass it, so that’s good. It’s just hard staying focused and keeping momentum because I feel like I’ve been studying forever and not getting anywhere – it’s like treading water in a river, trying to keep from falling downstream. OOF.

    • Peeve

      I’m hopeful the talent level will be higher overall this season. There are some really cool aesthetics so far! It remains to be seen if they can bend those aesthetics to the mad timeframes of PR.

    • amanda siegelson

      it definitely is the season of the chest tat.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        I was just thinking that!

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Oh good, a season full of megattention whores. :/

    • MilaXX

      Sandro: Green Acres meets Versace?

    • Pennymac

      Heidi in Hammerpants………….

    • Cheryl

      Should we start a pool on who will be the winner? Since he/she is probably chosen already now.

      • Kristin McNamara

        My money is on Justin, the designer who’s deaf. It is Lifetime, after all.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Tim “I will not say these are the most talented designers ever – fuck you, producers.”

    • AshleighV

      Leather jacket chick is already annoying me.

    • Joe J

      KATE was the designer selected for redemption? Oh voters, you disappoint me so.

      • Lady Orwellian

        Kate? I need a drink.

    • MilaXX

      They brought back the most boring of the 3? I guess only short term memory folks voted.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        I thought the same thing.

      • Joe J

        Seriously – just based on the Facebook thread comments, Valerie seemed to be the front-runner with Ramon a close second. Whatever.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          Producers: “NO, people LOVE the new seasons on Lifetime, of COURSE they’ll pick a newer designer. Screw the older designers.”

          • MoHub

            But all three were from the Lifetime years.

            • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

              Goes to show where my memory is for these things, haha. I think I was confusing Ra’mon with Raymundo in my head. I miss barefoot appalachian barbie moments.

        • MilaXX

          Last I had checked Ra’Mon was in the lead

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        Actually, now that I think of it, most long-term watchers who aren’t TLo readers probably stopped watching some time ago.

        • MilaXX

          true

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. I voted Valerie.

      • MoHub

        I voted for Valerie, but I noticed a lot of the posters on the message board couldn’t remember either her or Ra’Mon. Definitely a short-term-memory victory for Kate.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        I voted for Kate because she was the only one of the three who I felt was eliminated too early. I remember having no complaints when Ra’mon and Valerie were eliminated.

        Of course, though, there were far better options from past seasons to bring back than them.

        I think it would have been cool if they gave another chance to a contestant who was eliminated very early in the competition in one of the seasons.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      I LOVE that they have a deaf designer!

      –GothamTomato

    • Samantha

      And the gimmicks begin!

    • Karen Clark

      It’s getting to be like that train wreck that you just can’t avert your eyes from, huh? Sigh, but I will watch too.

      • Pennymac

        Oh, this is so true.

    • kipper

      I don’t mean to start out on a negative foot, but it does sort of suck that the later season ( and – maybe not really as talented ) designers get the HUGE paydays…..

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        they’re probably having trouble getting people interested, so sweetening the pot.

    • M. H. Leader

      So what’s so friggin’ terrible about parachute material? It’s nylon, right? It drapes. It’s pretty colors. There’s a fair amount of it in each chute. Not all that “unconventional” for an unconventional materials challenge.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        Haha you read my mind. See my simultaneous comment.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Half a mil? Whoa, nellie. That is incentive.

      A pretty tortured intro, eh? Walkill is a good drive from Manhattan, too. How much stirring the pot will occur during the drive south?

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      “Unconventional material: [parachute] FABRIC!” I mean, it’s nice that they’re equalized, but this is more like the 2nd season Muslin challenge than an unconventional materials challenge.

      • Cheryl

        I keep hoping they will recycle coffee filters.

      • Lisa_Co

        How can they have a parachute design and no one mentions Norma Kamali? Her famous parachute dress was from the ’70s I think

    • amanda siegelson

      swedish girl’s story has already changed somewhat – in last show, she said she started modeling at 13 – now its 14. not a biggie, but why???

      • Cheryl

        Washed up at 13 1/2, with a comeback special at 14!

      • MilaXX

        eh doesn’t bother me. She could have been trying/audition starting at 13 and got her first contract at 14.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Blonde girl looks so much like Heidi that I’m confused.

      • Cheryl

        I think Heidi is adorable, not matter what she’s wearing, she has such a cute face. Blonde girl looks like she’s permanently sucking a lemon.

    • SRQkitten

      Belk? Really?

    • AshleighV

      BELK?! Seriously? Seriously…

      • Cheryl

        I missed it. What’s BELK? Or are you just nausea? Oh, no, that’s blech.

        • Pennymac

          Haha. Belk. The cheap Macy’s of the South…..

          • Munchkn

            A good friend of mine who is in the mid-60s and who is also a cop finds the clothes that Belk carries are boring.

      • decormaven

        You gotta be kidding me. Is Payless on board for the shoes?

        • AshleighV

          I’m sure that will be next seasons wall sponsor.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Okay, a decent amount of time.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ve been heard! TWO days for the first challenge?! Praise baby Jesus!

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          I bet there’s a second look.

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            yeah, i’m looking for some evil twist too.

      • Frank_821

        Well I am already assuming most of the challenges will be 1 Day challenges. Tim said they spent like 31 days filming. Assuming 11 challenges, that means like maybe 3 or 4 challlenges get the extra day

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      hi kids, just arrived. pass the cognac. did anyone else love that ride of the valkyries interlude?

    • Pennymac

      Some heestory in every each piece. Line of the night so far….

    • sisterb67

      Holy smokes! I’ve actually seen Bradon perform many, many times – super talented dancer. And really, people? KATE??? Oy gevalt.

      • amanda siegelson

        i guess i was one of very few who actually liked a lot of what she made last year. why does everyone hate her so??? because of the clothes or personality?

        • Frank_821

          I think it’s more the latter than the former. She came across kind of defensive and a little bratty in my opinion. It seems she learned her lesson that she doesn’t need to put up her dukes every single moment

        • Lady Orwellian

          Her personality drove me nuts. Her clothes were ok, though I thought she was sent home for a bogus reason.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          yeah, i don’t get that either. i thought she was pretty sweet, although her designs were on the romantic side and not exactly new or fresh. still, she seems sincere to me…

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          I don’t hate her. I just think she was the least interesting of the three candidates and I suspect producer manipulation of the voting, as usual.

        • sisterb67

          I thought her clothes were okay( but not great), and I found her to be insufferable last season – only slightly less whiny and entitled than Layana. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I would much rather have seen what Ra’mon could put together than Kate.

      • Lisa_Co

        Yes, he was great. I wonder if the fact that Isaac Mizrahi and Mark Morris are very close friends helped get Bradon on the show.

    • Miss_Magpie

      Howdy! I don’t normally post much, but I adore reading everyone’s snark, so happy premiere episode, everyone! And, as always, a big ole “Thank You!” To our hosts for keeping this show bearable! Cheers!

    • guest2visits

      Aaaahh….in charge of their finances? Where was the full explanation for that.
      I can suppose it means they have one large individual fund to draw from, to last the entire season perhaps?

      • amanda siegelson

        the explanation would have polluted the product placement, silly.

        and yes – i would have loved to hear how much they get at the start… i don’t think we heard that.

      • Kristin McNamara

        That’s how I interpreted it. And it would never happen, but how cool would it be if there were the extra spin that each week’s winner got to inherit that week’s loser’s remaining budget?

        • Cheryl

          I’ll bet there will a twist to that. Something along the lines of last year’s L&T challenge, where they consulted with someone in the industry who had to explain what was feasible for how much of a return?

    • Peeve

      I LOVE the humpday Geico camel! (Yes, I’m an idiot like that…)

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        have to admit i fell for that camel too. i’m a sucker for animals of all sorts.

      • MilaXX

        OMG I LOVE this stupid commercial. Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike…..what day is it? Leslie, what day is it. (Leslie) Hump Day. Woot WOOt!

        • Peeve

          Makes me giggle like a fool every time! Especially when Leslie finally says (with an air of depression) “Hump Day.” LOVE.

          • MilaXX

            myxer has the ringtones

            • Peeve

              I’m so there–thanks!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      One thing for this challenge: COLOR! Not one parachute was black, and they’ve forbidden major elements of black and white. They do listen! (Sort of.)

      I think I could get used to this bunch. And I like the innovation of putting them in control of their budgets. That’s a little business challenge. Now, add a skosh of marketing, and I’ll be really happy.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i’m loving the forced use of color, too. if i see more grey black camel and white i’m gonna fall asleep. or vomit. or both (oh no, call the paramedics)

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

      Watching this my super creative 5 1/2 yr old….I’m excited to see what this is like for those pure of heart and free of snark.

      • Lady Orwellian

        It’s why Colbert says he doesn’t let his children watch his show so that they don’t perceive him as insincere. I fear it may already be too late for my three year old…. ;p

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

          Excellent point. She is MY child, how free of snark can she really be?

          • Lady Orwellian

            I always assume when the OBGYN asks if we want genetic testing done that there is one for political party & sarcastic measure. I always decline because I just wouldn’t want to be faced with a truth I couldn’t handle.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        my five year old granddaughter, leenabelle(her internet moniker), is already a snarky fashion critic. she has me to thank.

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

        PS — totally flipping during commercials, because, yeah.

    • EveEve

      “Remember the unicorns” and tell a “deep conceptual story.” Riiiiight. This guy is a walking cliche’.

      • EveEve

        “I don’t use electricity.” Holy shyte, Timothy cracks me up.

    • amanda siegelson

      “gradiated diagonal lines” – or “ombre”.

    • GillianHolroyd

      So, first one auf’d? I say Kate or the former Army woman.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i say timothy is a possibility. but i guess they may keep around just to make fun of him. the army woman is hell of annoying, hope it’s her.

    • Frank_821

      I do appreciate they are spending time showing their deisgn ideas.

    • AshleighV

      It just wouldn’t be Project Runway if at least one designer didn’t know how to use the machines.

      • Cheryl

        Ding ding ding! We have our winner!

    • OrigamiRose

      Oh dear god. This is happening TONIGHT???? How did I not realize?

      /drinks

      • Pennymac

        Past traumas.

        • OrigamiRose

          Another reason for another shot? :))

    • nosniveling

      no impact boy can go home any time in my book!

      • Kristin McNamara

        I doubt that burning synthetic fibers is good for the O-zone, Father Earth.

        • write_light

          And Posen called him on it! Hah!

    • MilaXX

      Actually in this instance Sandro was right

    • NDC_IPCentral

      How much embarrassment do these dress-testants experience when they watch themselves in these episodes?

      Cringe-cringe-cringe.

    • jeanzhane

      I wish Enviroqueen’s no impact philosophy extended to my nerves.

      • Kristin McNamara

        Nicely put.

      • ChristinaRi

        :D Made me laugh

      • amanda siegelson

        i fear we will have to endure for a while… but someday, he will be gone. unicorns will take him away.

    • ChristinaRi

      Is being on a TV show really part of the whole sustainable thing? Lots of electricity and materials being wasted. I’m just having trouble with the concept. I mean the way he translates the concept. Sorry. I can’t remember his name.

      • EveEve

        Timothy McCrunchy. And I wonder if he walked from Milwaukee to NYC since flying in an airplane goes against everything he stands for. And, I’m sure he walks up and down the hotel stairs to get to his room. sheesh

    • OrigamiRose

      I suppose this is as good a time as ever to say hurrah for Tim in scoring an Emmy nomination (even if he must co-share) for reality show host?

      ETA: And blah on the Academy for – WTF? – not nominating Janie Bryant for Best Costume Design.

      • SRQkitten

        How is it possible for them to slight Janie? Her costumes are as much of the story as anything.

        • OrigamiRose

          I wish I knew. The Emmys have a horrid track record of over-awarding the unworthy, so I suppose this is the balance?

          *coughJohnLarroquettecoughcoughcough*

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      BTW, did everyone hear that Janie Bryant (Mad Men stylist extraordinaire) is coming out with a fashion reality tv show of her own?

      • MilaXX

        yep

    • amanda lynn

      …to keep unicorns alive?

      • Lady Orwellian

        Now I have that song by America running through my head. God I loved that movie when I was little.

    • MilaXX

      “It’s so much harder to work with.” That’s the point of the challenge! Please send her dumb behind home!!!

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        And it’s still fabric. PFFFFFT. She would have made an umbrella dress during the Dylan’s Candy Bar challenge (I walk by all those dresses all the time because they’re still on display at Dylans and I live nearby – Dmitri’s appears to be slowly falling apart.)

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I know. I liked her in the “Road” thing, but that really said, “Nope. The point of the challenge is that you’re challenged by it. Play the game or go home, honey.”

        • MilaXX

          Don’t feel bad. I like Tim and now I just keep shouting, ” shut up Unicorn man!” every time he’s on screen.

    • guest2visits

      Somebody’s already an idiot. Yay!

    • Munchkn

      Alexandra’s hair resembles my granddaughter’s a bit.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      How can it be ONLY 9:34? This seems to have been going on for a while…..

    • GillianHolroyd

      “I’m stubborn”

      *rolls eyes*

    • ChristinaRi

      I’m going to have a come apart if that girl gets by with not using the parachute.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Holla BKs! :) This is the first T Lounge that I’ve really actively participated in. haha. Sorry I’m late. Had to go eat with the fam. A little too young to drink, so I’ll be the designated driver… haha. So excited to see some trainwrecks!!!!!!!!!! :D

      • ChristinaRi

        Welcome — If you are too young to drink are you old enough to drive me? I mean, responsibly? :D

        • Slade Thunderdragon

          Most definitely. ;) haha

      • EveEve

        There’s no such thing as too young to drink here. We won’t tell. Promise.

        • Kristin McNamara

          There is no age requirement when the drinks are virtual!

          • Slade Thunderdragon

            Never thought about it that way! haha

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Always glad to have another BK for snarkery and dishery. And if you’re too young to drink, do you have your driver’s license? Just joshing, Slade. Welcome to the bunch.

        • Slade Thunderdragon

          Thanks for the welcome! Sure do. haha

    • judybrowni

      Why is Tim making the vajayjay sign with his hands in the above photo?

    • EveEve

      McCrunchy: “I want you to awkwardly sniff your armpit.”
      Dying of laughter here BKs! That poor, poor model!

      • sisterb67

        OH MY LORD. We should have known from his “poorly posed photo wearing strappy lizard sandals with momjeans” that this guy was going to be a train wreck from the word go.

        • SRQkitten

          This is where the models of the runway show would have been fun, to hear the models diss on that.

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            yeah, it’s so sad that the models aren’t even people anymore. they don’t even have names. i yearn for the days of the motherfucking walk-off.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Hey, at least they gave her a confessional.

          • sisterb67

            YES. I would LOVE to hear what she has to say about Princess Unicorn. I just can’t even with that guy, I don’t care if he makes the most beautiful clothes in the world after tonight’s show.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      “Sniff your armpits”????!

      • OrigamiRose

        That’s giving me flashbacks of the worst kind to an otherwise wonderful film, “Flirting with Disaster.”

        There’s an armpit-licking scene.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        shades of mary margaret superstar.

    • Peeve

      Jesus. I would SO tell Timothy to go smell his own fucking armpit!

    • amanda siegelson

      great – now i have to feel terribly for his model who will look idiotic going down that runway.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I hope Heidi rips him a new one for embarrassing his model.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I actually feel like I recognize that model. Any ideas from where, kittens?

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

          I thought so too. Anytime I vaguely recognize a model I assume she’s done a turn on ANTM.

          • Kristin McNamara

            Gotta be from somewhere else though, if at all, as I haven’t watched that show since about 2004!

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

              Really? That’s my favorite show to marathon watch on a sunday while cleaning and doing laundry. Style channel has the hook up. I have no idea when it actually airs.

            • Kristin McNamara

              When I left my parents’ house after high school, I didn’t have cable for many of the years between now and 2004 :)

        • jennaa03

          Tim called her Natassia, if that helps. FWIW, I don’t recognize her from ANTM.

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

      “Timothy, what are you doing?” ====== “Timothy, pull your head out of your ass.”

    • Fordzo

      Oh.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      Me thinks little Miss Zoolander has spent a bit too much time sniffing his armpits.

      Just a hunch.

      –GothamTomato

      • GillianHolroyd

        Great nickname for him.

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

        and glue

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I just love Timothy’s pretentiousness. haha. After reading his paragraph long answers to the simple questions during the interviews where they introduced us to the contestants, and his “home visit” where he talked about turning visual to audio and taking that audio and turning it back to visual regarding his cassette tape fabric, I was just like…. yeah, you’re going to be the one I love to hate. With this “smell your armpit” thing, I realized my prediction was true.. haha. Hope he sticks around for me to hear more of his delusion. haha

      • MoHub

        He hits a level of pretentiousness Gretchen could only dream of.

    • putacorkinit

      Perhaps it will be good thus time!

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      ok, helen is a total idiot, possibly worse than army girl. how do these fools think they can just ignore the instructions? out of touch with reality already, before the sleep deprivation.

      • Lady Orwellian

        Desperation to stand out combined with the belief that they just know better and can get away with it. There is always one if not a few.

      • EveEve

        Since both of them ignored instructions – one all black and one all white, I wonder which will go home!

      • MilaXX

        Is that model lady? cause she’s a beyotch!

    • supri_supri

      Rooting for Sue! And for Sandro’s mustache!
      Angela seems like the loser edit.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      These people and designs are stupid. I’m watching ‘The Manchurian Candidate’.

      • Munchkn

        I turned that on after PR was over.

    • OrigamiRose

      So I tuned in late. Did they jump out of a plane?

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

        nope. just have to use the parachutes, pretty much only

        • OrigamiRose

          Drat. I was really hoping for a Sudden Death challenge to coincide with the British Open.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          but a couple of them are refusing to submit and figure their designs are “so strong” that they don’t have to follow directions.

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

        however, we do have a contestant we all want to throw out of a plane

        • OrigamiRose

          Ohhhh, which one? They are a blur (it may be due to their blandness, the number of designers, or the booze, or, all three).

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

            give it five minutes – i bet you’ll figure it out. :)

            • In_Stitches

              I don’t know…there’s at least 2 I’d like tossed out of a plane with only their runway garments in the way of a parachute.

        • EveEve

          Actually quite a few more than one.

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            i have several candidates

    • ChristinaRi

      omg. This poor model is wondering how she got involved with this.

    • ChristinaRi

      A faux smokey eye. Yeah — all smokey eyes are faux, aren’t they?

      • Pennymac

        Repetitive redundancy

        • MoHub

          Also, too, as well!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Hairdresser shockface for the win.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Oh Timothy, way to piss off the sponsor.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      AHHHHH TIMOTHY!!!! Oh my GOD! I love you Mr. More-Eco-Conscious-Than-Thou!

    • Fordzo

      I’m only tuning in for Scott Patric at this point.

    • ChristinaRi

      “At least we know the model is actually female.” Laughed until tears.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Bottom three: Russian guy, girl with short blond hair.. Angela?, and tattoo girl? Brandon in Top three.

    • Munchkn

      I loved how Ken referred to Sandro’s outfit as showing the “good china”.

      • MoHub

        Peach needed to copyright that phrase when she had the chance.

    • amanda siegelson

      i don’t know if it’s timothy or the fact that its almost 10 o’clock and it’s 90 fucking degrees outside – but i’m feeling anxiety!

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I don’t know if this will be the most talented season ever, but at least Timothy will brighten my Thursday evenings with his insanity!

    • Kristin McNamara

      Off topic: does Beyonce have a sponsorship deal with every cosmetics company in the nation? Dear god.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      Zoolander’s model is thinking, ‘I starved myself for THIS?’

      Someone needs to teach Miss Zoolander the meaning of the word irony (ie; he is playing this ‘sustainable’ gamewhile looking for a career in an industry that is all about needless consumption and planned obsolesence).

      –GothamTomato

    • AshleighV

      Let me get this straight…his model is not allowed to wear hair and makeup because they aren’t eco-friendly, but being on this show with all the energy it’s sucking up is totally OK?

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        I KNOW! His delusion is causing me to crack up on the inside. Like, the hair stylists can’t use tools which plug in, but he can sure use that sewing machine which does.

        • In_Stitches

          Pretty sure he said he doesn’t…I may be wrong about that though. Not that he doesn’t drive me insane…

          • Slade Thunderdragon

            I may have missed that part. Tuned in a little late. =( I just don’t see how he can do this competition without using a sewing machine.

            • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

              i think he essentially said “i don’t usually use an electric machine but guess i have to but i won’t like it”. there’s the strength of his convictions right there.

          • MoHub

            Removed by poster.

        • MilaXX

          He didn’t use the machine.

          • In_Stitches

            I like his conviction and his message. Maybe his goal isn’t to have a line, but a successful client base and to maybe get some of his looks on some celebrities to get the message out there. I don’t think fashion and sustainability have to be opposing ideas. However, his personality is the worst and I want him off my tv asap.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        this guy is trying so hard to be unigue and he’s a total cliche. what a tool.

        • AshleighV

          Yep and you just know they’ll keep him around for awhile.

      • Fordzo

        I don’t know about the rest of you, but my TV is powered by gerbils. Who eat only organic grains.

      • MoHub

        I’m surprised he didn’t have the runway lights turned off to reduce energy consumption. At least then, his poor model would have been able to do her walk under cover of darkness.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      Wait, this show is back ALREADY?

    • Pennymac

      OFF topic. Is Supermarket SuperStar the former Not Mrs Clooney?

      • Cheryl

        Yes, she is. Quite a comedown, no?

        • formerlyAnon

          I dunno. Depends on her contract. My Own Money beats the hell out of Semi-pro Appendage, Ineligible for Community Property.

      • MilaXX

        Yes that’s her show. I called it Supermarket sweep by mistake.

        • UsedtobeEP

          I remember that show! I used to yell at the people who couldn’t find stuff. Of course, that’s like me in the store I shop at every week…

    • amanda siegelson

      is someone wearing a blondie in sequins sweater???? wow!

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Pffft “anonymous” yeah right.

    • AshleighV

      Vagina’s flapping in the wind is exactly why we need The Dutchess back.

    • sunsetwalker

      whaaaa had no idea it was back already!!

    • EveEve

      Anonymous runways!!!! Yes – that’s the ONE THING I begged them to change! Thanks for listening PR!

      • wontons

        They’ll know anyway, though, right? From the contestant reactions, from the fact that one dress next week will be made from ethically sourced Mood bags and humanely harvested Swatch fur….

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I love Sue’s look. Color are beautiful.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Jeremy’s pants are FABULOUS!

    • Kristin McNamara

      LOVE the anonymous runway idea. Do I believe that that’s what actually happened at each runway show? Not for a second.

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

      Parachute pants? How original. ugh

    • sunsetwalker

      ack!!!
      LMAO

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

      ohmygod

    • amanda lynn

      VAGINA DROPS.

    • ChristinaRi

      A parachuting acccident

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

      YOU KNOW HEIDI IS THINKING “maybe i can wear shorter dresses”

    • amanda lynn

      “she looks so fierce” …and shapeless.

    • sunsetwalker

      boring!!

    • SRQkitten

      Model resistance! Love it!

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        good for her! don’t let that idiot use you so rudely.

      • wontons

        I’m curious who vetoed the “performance.” I really feel for that model and for the one in those gyno-pants.

    • amanda siegelson

      good for you, honey! don’t make yourself look like a fool for that dipshit!

      • In_Stitches

        I disagree; she’s a model. It’s her job to take direction and execute. If she wants to have her own ideas, she needs to change careers.

        • write_light

          No, she’s a person. Se has dignity and limits. She doesn’t have to abase herself like a robot or slave.

          • harlowish

            True, but that other poor model had to walk around with her coochie showing, so I don’t have a lot of sympathy for a model who doesn’t want to present the clothes the way a designer asked.

          • Ros

            Following choreography and not wearing make up or shoes is well within normal expectations of a model. Timothy’s a total prat, but he didn’t ask anything unreasonable of her.

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

              And she wound up doing pretty much everything she was asked to do, so we’re unsure as to what the complaint against her is. That she didn’t like doing it? Again: she’s not a slave.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      These are mostly pretty good. A lot of 60sish looks – I was expecting more 1980s but aside from the parachute pants, not a lot of that.

    • sunsetwalker

      hmm they have unique/interesting models this year

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Timothy thinks he’s in the top but I really hope he’s not.
      ETA: Nice shoes. Are they sustainable, because they don’t look it…

      • sunsetwalker

        oh yeah he is way too smug

      • Fordzo

        Maybe they’re dead ends…or whatever he was going on about.

      • ChristinaRi

        He took the cow that was alive and made it dead and then made it alive again in the shoes. It’s called repurposing.

    • EveEve

      Braden ftw

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Sue, Jeremy, and Justin were my faves.

      Karen, Sandro, and Angela were my least faves.

    • rainwood1

      If this is the most dramatic season ever, I’m going to hate it for sure. Fortunately, I’ll be on vacation and we don’t have a TV there so I’ll be spared some of the early cattle call stuff. Plus, I’ll forget to watch a few times and we don’t have a DVR so I’ll probably see half of the episodes or less. I’m okay with that. The recap on T Lo and all you bitter kittens are far more entertaining than anything PR can come up with these days.

    • MilaXX

      Either vagina drops or unicorn are going home.

      • Peeve

        snort!

      • amanda siegelson

        please let them knock the smile off of unicorn’s face. at least vagina drop’s suit looked like it might have been cool if it had covered that poor girl up.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Yeah, his idea wasn’t bad. Maybe if he’d done it after measuring his model a few more times, it would have worked. That said, I wouldn’t exactly miss him.

          • amanda siegelson

            and wasn’t vag drops in the promo ads doing things we haven’t seen yet????

            • BuffaloBarbara

              Well, at least we have a nickname for him…

      • Cheryl

        Oh, no not Unicorn! He’s our comic relief this season.

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

        surely its vagina drops. i need to believe visual labia is an automatic DQ.

      • GillianHolroyd

        And miss out on all the drama potential? I say angela for her uninspired effort. Army girl used too much black and she’ll be dinged for that but her dress was kind of cute.

        • MilaXX

          Agreed, Army girl may be going home over the easy entertainment of vagina and unicorn.

    • sunsetwalker

      man i just came home from a really trying work day this has definitely brought a smile to my face!! cant wait for the recaps!!!

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      If they leave Freddie Mercury in the competition, it’ll fun to see them contort themselves to justify it by saying that labias are the new black because mark my words, if they do, in a year Old Navy will be selling crotchless jeans.

      –GothamTomato

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

        Heidi only pretended to be appalled.

      • Wendi126

        Labia is the new black has me laughing out loud and then some. Ty

    • UsedtobeEP

      Dang. I am horribly late thanks to a prior engagement—but not too late to see a flash of the good china! Now, let’s read the comments and see how many other people said that already!

    • sunsetwalker

      hiroshima umm no thats so depressing

    • ChristinaRi

      Nina’s face with Timothy’s story!

    • Kristin McNamara

      Did Timothy just say he put a travesty on the front?

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

        Poetic travesty

        • Kristin McNamara

          Sure, that makes it better.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Zac Posen, saying it how it is.

      • sisterb67

        Oh HELL YES, Zac Posen. Burning nylon is soooo sustainable. :P

    • Kristin McNamara

      BURNING SYNTHETIC FIBERS AND RELEASING THAT INTO THE AIR! I said that an hour ago! I feel so proud!

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      Why can Zoolander wear the sparkly pumps but his model has to go barefoot?

      –GothamTomato

    • GillianHolroyd

      the weaseling begins.

    • ChristinaRi

      Oh NOES. We are having a little thunder storm and my satellite cut out.

      • amanda lynn

        oh no!!

    • Kristin McNamara

      That looks like the neon raincoat/poncho I had when I was 5, in 1992.

      • amanda lynn

        amen. 70s/80s youth up in the house.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Bradon or Sue for the win?

      • amanda lynn

        I’m hoping Bradon. Amazing dress – and he’s on my fantasy team.

      • MilaXX

        Bradon for me

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      I love the fact that you took a parachute and made a dress that looks like a parachute. ~Nina

      –GothamTomato

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

      That poor girl is just standing there with her hooha hangin out

      • Cheryl

        a slutty cat toy!

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

          i DIED

    • Pennymac

      Holy shit they are black boxing her vagina!

      • sunsetwalker

        poor girl

        • ChristinaRi

          And that military designer woman thinks that the military are heroes. What about the poor models — one with a bare face and the other with a bare — hoohaa.

          • Kristin McNamara

            How do you know it’s bare? We can’t see it! ;)

    • jeanzhane

      HOW DID THEY NOT MENTION THE LABIA?

      • wontons

        We just decided we were old fuddy-duddies in this household. Like maybe this is somehow OK now.

        I don’t care about the nudity; I care that it looked so frickin’ painful for the model!

        “Impeccable fit”?!

    • AshleighV

      Are they not going to address the fact that her vagina is hanging out?

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM!!! HELLO!

      No one mentioned the vajayjay???? WTF?

      –GothamTomato

      • Cheryl

        I have a feeling they’re teasing us. She’s most likely wearing a thong.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I bet they mentioned it plenty on the cutting room floor…

    • MilaXX

      How is it an impeccable fit if her girly bits are hanging out?

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

        The Heidi Factor ?????

    • Randa

      I feel so bad for Sandro’s model.

      • supri_supri

        Right? She probably had to stand there for hours like every judging session. He needs to pay for her gyno visit, ouch!

        • Cheryl

          or her next Brazilian.

    • sisterb67

      “impeccable fit”? Cheese and rice, if that’s what Posen considers and impeccable fit… dangling bajingos for all!

      • Pennymac

        Bajingos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hahahahaha

        • wontons

          Please, Lord, let “dangling bajingos” be the new “vagina drops.”

    • OrigamiRose

      Wait… am I drunk or are they fondling fabrics??

      • Lady Orwellian

        Both.

    • Courtney

      All this chat about the dresses up close and the construction thereof is only good if they don’t then pretzel themselves to make cracktastic decisions. And we all know the likelihood of that happening…

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

      bye bye army chick

      • amanda siegelson

        i’m thinking it might be blondie instead…

      • GillianHolroyd

        army girl is in Top Three, no? she won’t win though.

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

          Im confused then. I thought army chick is who decided she didnt need to use the parachute.

          • amanda siegelson

            they had her as one of their top three before they knew she hadn’t used much fabric.
            now they must teach her a lesson – or something.

            • BuffaloBarbara

              It’s a good design, but I agree with Heidi’s annoyance level. Probably, they’ll stress that she didn’t get the win because she broke the rules. Or something.

          • GillianHolroyd

            yes but they did really like her dress… bottom three is Russian guy, angela with uninspired dentist smock and Timothy.

    • amanda lynn

      Looks like Mr. Posen has been to the theatre lately…

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

      Vag Man gets a pass

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I hope Sue wins.

      I’m sick of Heidi ganging on Miranda for using too little fabric, when they thought it was genius of Dmitry to use only subtle hints of the fabric he designed on the “design your own fabric” challenge.

      I’m thinking Angela is going home. I want it to be Sandro though.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        Or rather, he “hid” most of his fabric which he designed.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      Yes, we must set precedent:

      Wrong fabric – not OK.

      Pussy Galore – perfectly fine.

      Clear?

      –GothamTomato

      • ChristinaRi

        I can’t see anything — Did Heidi say she would wear it?

        • Peeve

          I think even Heidi might have drawn the line at this one!

      • UsedtobeEP

        I know, right? I called my husband in and said, “It finally happened,” meaning that someone flashed their parts on PR—they were critiquing him and didn’t say a word. Oh well.

      • Wendi126

        You’re killing me tonight GT

      • EveEve

        Well, they did ask for a point of view, and obviously PG’s POV is rated X.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I like the new Tim section. I think that’s a good innovation.

    • sunsetwalker

      Unicorn vs Black Box , we can’t have both

      • EveEve

        Are you kidding? Of COURSE we can have both. We want both. Both on the same team at least once this season. ( I like explosions and fireworks and bleeps and black boxes.)

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

      OH snap

    • GillianHolroyd

      Whoa!!

    • AshleighV

      Well I guess vagina drops are in this season.

    • sunsetwalker

      aklsljdlkdhdahdal!!!

    • Pennymac

      keeping him around for drama..

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

      OF COURSE THEY ARENT GOING TO GET RID OF MR SOUND BITES

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      WTF!?!?!

      They were going to eliminate Pussy Galore but then the producers realized they could get product placement for Summer’s Eve.

      –GothamTomato

      • Lady Orwellian

        That made me laugh so hard that I think a whole blueberry came out my nose! The children are currently delighted.

        • Peeve

          …and so am I!

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Aww. Team dreadlock girl. :/

      • In_Stitches

        You mean McKell? The other somewhat milquetoast blond with a middle of the road submission that got the first boot over other more deserving auf-ables who get to stay for being whacky?

        • Cheryl

          First boot was the blond with the pixie haircut and hoodie raincoat. Team dreadlock maybe Sue, with the messy blond hair? Who was McKell?

          • In_Stitches

            She was on season 8…or 7….or 9. I think the Mondo/Gretchen season? Either way, she had a very similar personality and similar middle of the road runway look as the girl who went home tonight.

          • Munchkn

            I’m not sure if Sue has dreadlocks or just has just embraced her Botticelli curls ala Curly Girl.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      I actually liked Angela’s little coat dress more than Miranda’s should-have-been disqualified dress.

      • wontons

        Me too. I thought that Miranda’s dress was unflatteringly snug. Still, if they’d disqualify Miranda, they’d have to do likewise to Helen, whose white dress was in the big middle but who bragged about how stubborn she was to ignore the rules.

      • harlowish

        If they had disqualified her, they’d’ve had to disqualify Sandro too. He probably used just as little of the parachute in his ludicrous swimsuit as Miranda did in her outfit.

        But to be serious, I wish they had disqualified her. It’s Season 12; they’ve given slaps on the wrist before but it’s way past time to let the designers know they’re not messing around with these rules.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          Well, I think Sandro’s was mostly parachute, even if it was just as little in actual amount. I hate it when the designers break the rules and get away with it. OF COURSE her garment looked better and better constructed than anyone else’s – it wasn’t made of rip-stop nylon that shows every mistake and flaw. Pfffffft.

    • GeorgiaMaude

      I have to watch the final episode of my beloved Swamp People tonight but I knew exactly where I could come to find out what’s happening on this show (which I abandoned after the caftan queen won). Thanks, brilliant people!

      • EveEve

        Think about coming back – this episode’s drama queens had me gufawwing. And there’s some real talent too.

    • amanda siegelson

      so now they mention vaginas… but not when one was peaking out right in front of them… odd.

      • ChristinaRi

        Maybe it’s “on trend.”

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      How could they say her design was all wrong for not having pants when Freddie Mercury sent Pussy Galore down the runway????????

      Just when you think a new season might be the one to turn this tired franchise around, the judges/producers drive it into a ditch.

      –GothamTomato

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Maybe it wasn’t as bad as it was implied? I don’t know. The rest of the piece was kind of interesting, so I can see it.

        • MilaXX

          It had it’s own traveling black bar. I think it was that bad.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Yeah. I was just trying to think of something that didn’t involve ingestion of large quantities of illegal substances.

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

      Pussy Galore has temper….dun dun dunnnnnn

      • amanda lynn

        and apparently destroys cameras!

      • Munchkn

        Is this the earliest a contestant had been given a nickname?

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

          I was just calling him Vag Man, but Gotham Tomato brought it home with Pussy Galore.

          • amanda lynn

            Tlo tweeted the nickname: “Freddy Mercuryovich” I love it.

    • ChristinaRi

      Who went home? Raincoat girl?

      • GillianHolroyd

        yes

      • Cheryl

        Yes, for no pants. Hotpants was saved.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Okay, full reaction? I like the changes. I like the addition of more Tim. More Tim is always a good thing.

      Choice-wise? Eh. I can see it. The one with the, erm, coverage issues, wasn’t a bad concept, while the pink raincoat kind of was. The winner deserved the win. I didn’t like that second place one at all — it looked like a high school drama club costume made from some handy parachute material in the elementary school gym, just kind of tied around like Ariel-on-land dress.

      I liked Miranda’s dress, but I’d be thisclose to DQ’ing it, too. Follow the damned rules. That’s the point of the game. It is not fun to play (or watch) a game if there aren’t rules. Ecoboy drove me crazy. On the other hand, I’m all for sending them down the runway barefoot and making guys wear the heels. I wore heels for twenty minutes yesterday (a personal record), and my legs still hurt. (Okay, yes, I’m a wuss.)

      Non-competition-wise: Heidi looks great. I adore her hair this year. I really like the up close session with the dresses — that should help take care of the “hiding flaws in the construction” problem. Anonymous judging (if I believe this, which I haven’t decided about) is a good idea, and may help avoid the judges’ favorite syndrome. Either that, or it will force people to develop an individual style so distinct that, if they are judges’ favorites, the judges will be able to recognize them.

      Also, Raincoat’s little bob is the cutest I’ve ever seen short hair look.

      • Fordzo

        I think Heidi looks good this season, too. All last season I thought she looked bloated and tired and I was afraid she’d lost her edge. But frequent sex with strapping body guards will bring a youthful flush back to any woman.

    • kipper

      OK, I have not had that great of a day – BUT, yall calling him Pussy Galore has just cheered me all the way up.. Thank you!

      • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

        Glad to be of assistance.

        –GothamTomato

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      how is it that the judges didn’t even mention the exposed labia? maybe she tucked them in? (i certainly would have tried were i the model). when they talked about taste level, how could they miss that? or were they all too embarrassed to bring it up?

      • Cheryl

        No, I think she was wearing a thong. The Black Box was just for our amusement.

      • EveEve

        All of that discussion got left on the cutting room floor – just like the rest of her bathing suit.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

      After all these seasons the WhatTheFuckery of the judging (cough, producer manipulation, cough) shouldn’t surprise me…

      …and then it does. Briefly.

      — GothamTomato

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

      Sigh. Well, this has been a lovely distraction. It’s time to carry the sleeping child to her bed and get back to getting all of tomorrow’s ducks in a row. Good night Kittens, good times!!

    • mmebam

      Really? Belk? Jesus…

      • sisterb67

        I KNOW, right? So not the kind of department store I would expect PR to partner with…

      • M. H. Leader

        Their “styling wall” will feature Payless next season. I’m just predicting…

        • mmebam

          I had called JCPenney, but you’re probably right. After all, Christian S does have a shoe line with Payless.

        • decormaven

          My first thought as well.

    • Frank_821

      Personally I think it was pretty close between the 3 of them for the auf. Our raincoat girl while nice in the back was pretty bland and plague with construction issues in the front. Not a lot of design ideas.

      Timothy had a concept but the output was questionable to say the least

      As far as Sandro’s outfit I am sure they mentioned the vagina issue. it was pretty blatant. The guy is an obvious drama empress and seems like an asshole version of Cassanova but the man does have construction skills. It was clear though what was there of the suit was actually very well made. The details on the hip and sides had some of the best construction of any entry. Sadly it was styled tacky as hell. If he can learn to improve his taste level he can do quite well. The thing is I can live with his save for the simple fact he probably came across as the most salvageable of the 3 designers in terms of how well he could do in future challenges

      • EveEve

        The highlights from future episodes indicate that Sandro has some anger management issues. There is no shortage of drama queens this season.

        • Frank_821

          Oh yes that is clear he’s got some issues-ergo why I declared him a drama empress :p

    • *crickets*

      “She looks like she’s FOAMING AT THE VAGINA?”

      I’m dying!!

      • sisterb67

        I cannot WAIT to see what inspires that critique.

    • Wendi126

      I think my favorite line tonight was “the next great designer uses electricity”

      • Fordzo

        For me, it was “It’s not additive or reductive. It’s transformative!” (That might not be the exact quote, but it’s close.) I’m looking for opportunities to use it in my daily life.

    • Annie Lure

      Sustainable! Diachronic! Irreducible! Let’s see… agglutinative! Parallax vision! He’s wacko. Horribly misguided. Possibly abject. I commend him on one thing and one thing only: A MODEL WITHOUT MAKE-UP! YES!!! Yes, yes, yes. I felt elated at the sight. I’ve never (ever-ever-ever) worn make-up or dyed my hair or subjected it to traction. Result? Abundant hair. Abundant eyelashes. Glowing complexion. Who’d want gunk and fake eyelashes over THAT?

      Onto…

      Sexual apparatuses! Ever-dilating Gina-s! He’s… I dunno what the fuck he is.

      Fun challenge. Some decent entries. Will need to look closer. Who did the pants and top? Guy with the kids? I’ll need to examine this entry’s detailing a bit more, but I responded positively to the structuring. He was also the only one to introduce pants, I think. And he did it well.

      And self-proclaimed princess? Your entry sucked. Egg yolk and dough. They brought her back so she could– to borrow her immensely inspired phrasing– “bite back”? I dunno. Her technical skills ain’t bad (though this particular piece does not attest to that), but I find her clothes affectedly dainty.

      • wontons

        Yeah, the top and pants were by the yummy daddy. I wish they’d been up for discussion; I’d liked to have seen more of them.

    • EveEve

      I am glad that Miranda was called out for breaking the rules. I think the judges/producers got a lot of criticism for letting people get away with (and actually reward designers for) breaking the rules in past seasons. This season they’re not going to be as lenient about it apparently. It was one of the things that drove me bananas, so I welcome this development. I also applaud the anonynous judging (though I wonder if that’s really true given the emoting being done by designers as their creations went down the runway). And spending time actually looking up close at the creations before making a final decision is good too – did they do that off-camera in past seasons?

    • AthenaJ

      Just got home and am getting caught up on the rerun. My first thought is: WTF, Kate is back? Why on earth did she sign up for more of this mess??

    • guest2visits

      First – this has probably been talked about, but I haven’t been doing a whole lot of commentary lately so I am just realizing that
      Disqus is now attaching our avatars to every freaking ‘like’ that we click. And all that does is make me feel like a creepy stalker.
      I’ve already posted my complaint with Disqus, but I wonder if others hate this feature as much as I do.
      When I check ‘like’ for a comment; I just don’t need or want anything else from it. Attaching a name makes me feel like I’m
      waving a giant flag, “HEY- IT”S ME! HERE I AM! – AND I”M FOLLOWING YOU TOO!” Why is this necessary?
      I find myself very reluctant to up-vote anyone…it’s just very inhibiting, for me anyway. If I wanted to ‘follow’ or be followed
      I would be on Facebook or Twitter. Can’t I just enjoy people’s wit and contributions without announcing myself every time?
      And I feel like this is an invasion of my privacy.
      Somewhere in Disqusland there’s a 13 yr old tech who thought it would be great fun to connect everybody’s info to invite or
      ‘encourage’ more followers and conversation. Maybe this child doesn’t know that even a picture of a kitten playing with a ball
      of yarn will instantly inspire a dozen horribly ugly remarks. Or that some followers ARE stalkers. And I for one would like to
      at least have the opportunity to opt out. If I wanted to say something to the poster who’s comment I ‘liked’ – I am perfectly
      capable of typing a reply. No offense; I just don’t want to be connected against my will, and I don’t need someone else doing it
      for me. I think I’ve noticed a significantly lower amount of ‘likes’ lately – and I believe it’s because the new feature is like
      throwing cold water over the impulse to vote freely.

      Anyway… I didn’t think Braden’s (?) was all that. I am surprised he won. There were others I liked more, including the girl

      who left the stage next – the red, pink, ruched gown.
      But I love the new runway… the better lighting… and Tim looked great in his plaid jacket/tan pants ensemble.

      • formerlyAnon

        The old Disqus attached our identities to likes as well. It was only in the recent Disqus revamp that that went away for a couple of months – and I like having it back. (I like knowing who agrees with the comments I agree with, and who agrees with my opinions.) But I can understand your concerns.

        • guest2visits

          Well I haven’t been at this all that long. But sometimes I may find 20 remarks or more in a row that make me laugh or I agree with, or I have sympathy for a serious dilemma. Or something so insignificant but it rings true for me – I just don’t want the spot light that comes with a simple like. Ick. I really think it works against itself, much like the dislike or ‘down-vote’ does, and Disqus clearly understands that side of it since it will not reveal those names. I’d like to use an option, if it were available… that would be nice.

          • harlowish

            If you sign out before upvoting it will record you as “Guest”. Of course, then you’d have to sign back in whenever you want to comment (or downvote), so that may be more hassle than it’s worth.

            • Kristin McNamara

              Or stay logged in, for example, on Firefox but not logged in on Safari. So when you wanna comment: open the TLo page in Firefox, but if you wanna just have a like-spree, use Safari.

    • MilaXX

      I just realized Timothy’s poor model would have had to do the Ministry of Silly walks. if Tim had not intervened.

    • Srw27

      I’m changing my Disqus name to “Slutty Cat Toy”

    • Kathy Monkman

      Ok I want Ken and his adorable bow tattoo to win every challenge with his “loving bitch” comment and airquotes around “vagina”. I need Ken, I just need him…I don’t care how he designs.

    • frannyprof

      NO ONE looks excited to be on that show.

    • Wendy Hester

      Good changes to format, so glad the judges get to come up close and touch the garments, no more hiding glue and safety pins.

    • gurl boy

      Not sure having Tim tottering around more than usual will be all that interesting. Less of his silly banter and effected sighs and pouting expressions maybe a better way to go next season? Just a tad to ‘whackadoodle” for me!

    • LAMusing

      Some interesting changes in format – Tim at the runway and talking to judges after (hooray), blind judging (although I assume it’s fairly apparent who did what as the season goes along), the close up examination of the designs (love that), and each designer managing of their fabric budget for the whole season (that could be a game changer at some point). And Tim gets one “save” which is a great idea.

      We;ll see how it plays out, but I appreciate them trying to make some changes to format.

    • LAMusing

      Since Loreal is a sponsor of PR, sustainable guy is not gonna win if he refuses to use their hair or make-up products. That being said, I loved the no make-up look. Hooray!

    • Margo Anderson

      People, please stop saying her vagina is hanging out. If that was happening, she’d be in the ER. The vagina is the inside bit. The outside bit that may or may not have been covered by a thong is the vulva.
      (Things I never thought I’d be posting on a fashion blog)

      • Kathy G

        Well, maybe not a trip to the ED–she would need to see a GYN and get a pessary to keep that stuff up there. However, the man should know by now that girls don’t have barbie doll crotches and tailor accordingly. This is where I missed the Dutchess. I really felt sorry for the models last night.

    • Kathy G

      Missed the Lounge last night. Accidentally viewed this season’s first challenge. Have red some comments and BK’s you just slay me. GT– Pussy Galore and Zoolander? Cracking up here at the ass crack of dawn this fine Friday. I don’t know if I’ll keep watching, I missed most of last season and at the rate Lifetime keeps churning these shows out I probably have missed another or two… However, won’t miss the commentariat and pithy opinions of my favorite uncles in Philly. Love the gal who doesn’t know how to sew on a machine… did they not have some diagram showing how to thread these things–after all are manufactured for non-English speaking/reading machine operators? Some of these people are such… cartoons. Slutty Cat Toy for new band name. Does Zoolander know that this is a fashion runway, not some sordid factory art installation?

    • Jeff Warhurst

      The last thing I’d ever think to make out of parachute nylon is a cocktail dress. But those pants Jeremy made were pretty bad ass.

    • Tess Danesi

      I’m sure someone got to it before me, but there are too many comments to browse through, but I really love (and covet) Nina’s bondage collar.

    • Tess Danesi

      The good news if you happen to keep falling asleep before the end of PR is that Lifetime, at least at this moment, no longer has those annoying commercial breaks every time you want to fast forward anymore. The previews for this season seem insanely drama-filled. And Nina says “foaming vagina” and there’s camping, which while not a cougar in the workroom could give way to a bear in someone’s tent :-)

    • Stubenville

      Dear God – what is this, season forty? I don’t know if I can bear to watch more of this nonsense.