Project Runway: Product Runway

Posted on August 16, 2013

“Designers, I want you to meet John Lastname, from Yoplait! No, wait…GoBank! Don’t tell me… Brother sewing machines? HP? Belk? LEXUS! It is Lexus, right? What day is today?”

 

“Make a dress out of this! You have three hours.”

 

Or something. It was a little confusing.

 

It seems like after shooting their wads on the whole all-team-challenges conceit of season 11, the producers were toying with an all-unconventional-materials season this time and then waffled on it at some point. We are split down the middle on this one. As Lorenzo said last night on twitter, Miuccia Prada never claimed to be inspired by a placemat and no one’s ever quite duplicated the creative success of Austin Scarlett’s cornhusk dress in the first U/M challenge. But Tom notes that the unconventional materials challenges have always been consistently the most popular challenges of each season, yielding the most creative results.

 

The problem as we see it with last night’s challenge was that it was so scatterbrained. Be inspired by a car and then go to a food store and a wallpaper store to get materials? That’s like three challenges right there. The wallpaper one alone would have been more interesting.

 

Please. Once again, we believed nothing that came out of his mouth. It’s all a gigantic act. We kinda love how none of the designers really gave a shit. “Well. THAT happened.”

 

And this little bitch needs to get the hell over herself.

 

Granted, we wouldn’t want to be stuck on a team with a doormat like Twisted Sister, who seems to have no discernible technical skills except the ones she makes up in her head. Nor would we want to be on a team with stealth bitch Alex, who seems to have a tendency to keep her mouth shut until she’s standing in front of judges, whereupon a fleet of buses pull up on the runway, ready to have someone thrown under them.  But he was a nasty bitch from the very first second of the challenge and let’s face it; he was going to be a nasty bitch no matter who his teammates were. And in the end, as Nina right pointed out, there was virtually no difference – either in creativity or technical skill displayed – among their three garments. Bitch all you want, but if you can’t deliver, then you’re just a bitch.

 

Jeremy

 So congrats, Gay Daddy! We are charmed by your tendency to utter every sentence with twinkling eyes and a little smile, even when you’re trashing someone else’s garment. We don’t think this should have won, though. Not by a mile. But it was Gay Daddy’s turn because they yelled at him last week. That’s the way the story is told on Project Runway, a place where a judge can gush about the beauty of a model’s cleavage even when she clearly has no discernible cleavage. They make their own reality over there.

Here in this world we can see that the bust on this thing is awful.

 

Karen

 The judges gushed way too much over this one, too.

 

Kate

And this one, for that matter. Basically, it was Jeremy’s turn to win and everyone had to pretend like this team made the prettiest outfits. We’ll give them credit for materials usage, but Bradon’s team did just as well on that front.

 

 

Sue

And it’s Auf Wiedersehen to Sue. As nasty as Ken was to her, we have absolutely no problem with her elimination. We have no sympathy for anyone who gets on this show thinking they can wing it with their lack of technical skill. Anyone who says, in the 12th season of a reality competition, “I didn’t know it was going to be this hard” gets no tears from us.

This isn’t a terrible design and, like Nina, we liked the cutout in the back, but the fact that the model had to go in the bathroom and sew herself into modesty is reason enough to send Twisted Sister home.

Ken

Absolutely no better.

Alexandria

Slightly better. At least the skirt is.

We wouldn’t have minded if Ken got sent home for being a bitch-ass bitch with a shitty dress, but we didn’t need to see a double elimination. He’ll get thrown out eventually. We can be patient.

 

 

Justin

Dull and unflattering, although we appreciated the skill in making those pants. They’re not perfect, but for wallpaper, they’re pretty good.

 

 

Dom

 The spikey things are interesting but that’s about it.

 

 

Helen

Interesting.

That’s about all we have to say, really. It was a pretty dull team all around. Afterschool Special does have some interesting ideas, we admit.

 

 

Alexander

 Drag Brows needs to stop making drag clown clothes. We’re surprised he hasn’t been called out yet. He keeps skating on by.

Miranda

The fit in the bust isn’t great, but this is the best thing she’s walked down that runway. She doesn’t seem to have a lot of range, though.

Bradon

It’s cute how the judges pretended this wasn’t the clear and obvious winner, head and shoulders above anything else on that runway, wasn’t it? We’d rage against the injustice, but we’re pretty sure Bradon has this competition locked up. At least going into the finals. He’d have to epically fuck it up now to get eliminated before getting a chance to show his runway collection on TV.

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    It was so patently obvious that Ken’s team had been selected for maximum lack of ability to communicate effectively. Bradon was so far ahead of every other piece in the workroom, it was making me laugh. And Jeremy’s dress? Utterly unoriginal. Oooooh you put glitter racing stripes on it, how novel!

    • Fanny_Trollope

      The editing was really transparently manipulative. We kept seeing Ken saying outrageous things and then reactions that were clearly cut and pasted from some other time frame. The whole episode was disjointed and tiresome. Bradon’s dress was the only one I loved.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Bradon is obviously head and shoulders better than everyone else. He has yet to lose his cool, treat anyone badly, turn out anything that isn’t spot on what the challenge requires, or show a lack of skill in any area.

        • Fanny_Trollope

          Plus I would greatly enjoy having dinner with him. So obviously, he *should* win everything. ;)

          • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

            “So obviously, he *should* win everything.” I agree. I posted something similar. I want to BE Braden. He has his shit together. I’ll be surprised if anyone else wins. The judges LOVE Kate so she’s still in the running.

          • Kristin McNamara

            Braden versus Kate. I can see it now. Another Mondo-Gretchen-like showdown wherein one clearly SHOULD win. The other one has the judges inexplicably fawning over them at all times. And guess which one will win.

          • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

            I don’t remember Gretchen. Who could forget Mondo?

          • demidaemon

            Lucky you!

          • Munchkn

            There was a Ideabook on Houzz about Gretchen’s apartment. There were almost no complementary comments and quite a number of critical ones.

          • Deb Oswald

            Gretchen- aka Wretched

          • Renaissance_Man_ATL

            Wretchen

          • lilyvonschtupp

            After the All-Stars, I GLADLY forgot Mondo!

          • lilyvonschtupp

            What about Dom? Don’t sleep.

          • MDubz

            I wish, but the judges seem unable to recognize the brilliance.

          • GTrain

            This is my biggest fear for this show. Ugh.

          • Topaz

            His attitude reminds me of Seth Aaron’s. Stay focussed, stay out of the drama, work like a dog and enjoy the experience. If only all the contestants had that level of common sense.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            I bet he and his adorable seeming hubby to be set a fine table, and are delightful company.

          • makeityourself

            What? Seth Aaron has a hubby-to-be? What happened to his adorable wife?

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

            Yes! I want to hang out with Bradon. I want to have dinner with him, watch movies with him, just sit around and talk to him.

            Also, everything @kiltdntiltd:disqus said.

        • Carrieanno

          It seems, then, that he is the one who actually prepared before coming on the show by making certain he had the technical skills and critical eye that used to be a requirement of the early seasons’ designers. His willingness to play nice with others is equally refreshing.

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

            I’m sure that so many years in a dance company taught him how to tolerate a room full of high-strung, temperamental divas.

          • Topaz

            It will also have taught him the importance of practice practice practice to get really good at something – dancers have to polish and fine tune their work to death.

          • jorinde

            and exactly this makes you kind of modest – while being a diva. Dancers (like classical musicians, with whom I have studied) need a high ego but they know what they are able to do, they have high expectations of themselves, discipline as well as fairness, cause they can appreciate other people’s work if it’s any good. Bradon has already done so much on such a high level that he would be dead ashamed if he only applied for PR without having the highest skills.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Once again, I find it comical in a sort of sad way that the producers aren’t even trying to HIDE who’s winning this season. I guess they can’t help themselves. Faking us out with Christopher/Dmitry must have taken it all out of the poor dears – it’s much easier to just go ahead and let us know in episode 1. But at least – unlike Gretchen, Anya and Anthony Ryan – Bradon would so far deserve to win based on what we’ve seen.

          • Michelle Wilson

            It won’t be Bradon. They have something going with Kate. I don’t know why but she’d have to knife Tim Gunn in a workroom brawl not to win at this point.

          • MoHub

            Agreed. This whole season reeks of being a setup for Kate. Besides, if Bradon wins, he’ll be the first gay PR winner—not counting All Stars—since the show moved to Lifetime, and Lifetime seems to lean toward hetero males and women in general.

          • UsedtobeEP

            Are we certain that One-Way Monkey was straight? Maybe that was established somewhere but I never got a firm read on Dmitry. Possibly because I didn’t think about it much, and he didn’t seem to make a big deal about it. Maybe he did say something about Heidi being attractive once…?

          • BeccaGo

            Dmitry is not straight. Sorry ladies.

          • lilyvonschtupp

            He’s not straight. Just very, very Russian.

          • psychoblonde

            I agree. I passed him on the sidewalk in NY (Chelsea to be exact) a few weeks ago. We locked eyes and he had a look of panic (I think he was worried I was going to stop him and squeal like a fan girl because I had that “wait a sec, I know your face” expression. I just kept walking though.

          • OmegaBlush

            *Belarusian.

          • HelenNPN

            Proof? Link? Anything…?

          • Michelle Wilson

            Straight or gay, I don’t care. I love One-Way Monkey. I miss low drama One-Way Monkey. I want to replace half of this season’s cast with lovely One-Way Monkey!

          • UsedtobeEP

            Yep. Head down, hard at work. He was delightful. I love a man with a dry wit.

          • BeccaGo

            I jus like to say “One-Way Monkey.” :D

          • HelenNPN

            He went on and on about Heidi, and it was lusty not adoration from afar like a gay guy. For what it’s worth, my stradar says he’s a straight player.

          • Bexxx

            Final 3: Bradon, Kate, and Dom.

          • Inspector_Gidget

            …and Dom will come in third. She’s very clearly being set up for a “close but no cigar” scenario, and doesn’t have a Winner’s Story being developed. Bradon probably should win, but it might be Kate because of the baffling “groomed for success” thing she’s got going on with the producers.

          • MoHub

            I’d love to see Dom pull a Jay McCarroll, coming in second or third in every challenge and then winning the whole enchilada. But I don’t think that will happen.

          • Call me Bee

            It certainly seems that way. There’s some backstory–maybe she has something on the producers….something they did during her first season, maybe…and she’s holding it over their heads for the win.
            It is the only viable explanation.

          • Therese Bohn

            I sadly agree with you. Bradon has shown nothing but class, skill, and taste this season, but you know it’s gonna be a Cinderella story for Kate, and they’ll probably whip up some sort of sad sack crisis for her, to gain sympathy. I bet the top three will be Bradon, Kate and even nasty Ken, so you’ll have a ‘bad guy to root for. The top three should be Bradon, Alexander, and Dom, but that won’t happen. Is it me, or was Ken a relatively nice guy until Freddy Mercuryovich bolted?

        • ampg

          I love that about him, too, plus I love that he never (as far as we’ve seen) bitches when he doesn’t make Top 3 for an obviously superior dress. But I fear that they won’t let him win because he’s just too decent. They’d prefer a redemption story like Kate.

          • Fanny_Trollope

            I don’t get that whole “redemption story” shtick. She wasn’t even on my radar screen last season. All I know about her is that the judges are up-her-butt ecstatic with everything she does now. All very suspicious.

          • ampg

            I don’t get it, either, but the producers decided several seasons back that all PR winners would have to have a good “story,” and having an eliminated designer who was chosen by fans to get a second chance go on to win it all is definitely a good story.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            I mean, I like her well enough. I don’t think she’s nearly the “controversial bitch” that they’re trying to build her up to be. Which, to my thinking, I think they WANT a controversial winner, and they just don’t have anyone else to pin it on. The talented people seem low-key, and the assholes are all just cannon fodder who aren’t going to be around for long. So okay, let’s go with the “Kate is a bitch who gets to return again, and then she wins!” storyline – which, again, it’s just not there. The girl is harmless – she seems like a nice enough, talented girl who got a second shot. I like her stuff, but I don’t get this total boner that the producers have for her.

          • UsedtobeEP

            Unfortunate, because talent is its own story.

          • onetinkerbell

            Not nearly as good as the gay former dancer who proposes to his long-time partner on TV and then actually gets to marry him because the Supreme Court figured out that DOMA was unconstitutional while he was basically sequestered from the world. I love how committed he and his partner are to each other. 18 years is a long time to be together, especially when your relationship can’t even be recognized by the government – I’ve been with my husband for 19 years and I sometimes wonder how we survived, even though we’ve been married for 17 years. Anyway, I think Bradon’s story makes a hell of a lot better one than anything they could manufacture about Kate, not to mention that his skills seem superior to hers.

          • Nelliebelle1197

            I wish I could like this twice.

          • Kristy Sheldon

            I don’t believe for a second that she was the fan’s choice.

          • Nelliebelle1197

            No way she was. Who even remembered her? TLo maybe, but they generously CHOOSE to keep these people straight so the rest of us don’t have to.

          • rainwood1

            My guess is that most viewers never bothered to vote or even knew there was such a thing so having a devoted little following (drummed up by Kate or the producers) was probably enough to become fan choice.

            The only designer who should be able to come back at this point is Uli, and only if she’s in a competition of 1 and they just hand her the money.

          • MoHub

            I think she was, but only because short-attention-span fans couldn’t remember far back enough to place Valerie and Ra’Mon. Imagine if Lifetime had put up candidates from more recent seasons to go up against Kate. i think the vote would have been very different.

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

            I don’t know who from more recent seasons I would actually want to see again that was “unfairly” eliminated during the middle of the pack elims… Bert and Fabio made it too far to rate as that.

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

            I would also put those parentheses around “chosen by fans”.

          • Inspector_Gidget

            The hilarious thing about the “redemption” is, they don’t seem to realize it makes the judges look like idiots and exposes the whole thing as a sham. Either they were high on crack a few months ago when she didn’t even come close to making the finals, or they’re high now that they’ve suddenly decided she’s a miracle worker.

          • MoHub

            They’re probably pulling another Anthony Ryan Auld.

        • StellaZafella

          Well, maybe it’s ’cause, with so much talent and a cute fiance to boot, he just doesn’t need the drama…or this show…that much.

          • StellaZafella

            By which I mean to say that it’s refreshing to see someone come on this show because he has the talent and he wants to be here, period. Not because he’s been kicked out of his apartment, maxed his cards out and has nowhere to go if he doesn’t win the prize…I’m getting tired of this being “Fashion Survivor”.

        • drdarke

          Speaking of which, @Kiltdntiltd, what did you think of Sandro’s, um, apology? I was thinking of a TV Movie about Orson Welles doing WAR OF THE WORLDS on radio, and his admitting on-air the whole thing was a radio play – in the movie, you can clearly see Paul Shenar who played Welles has his tongue so far in his cheek while he’s laughing inside at everybody! That’s what Sandro reminded me of….

          • Kristy Sheldon

            It was like Tim had him on an invisible leash, not letting him too far.

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

            He might as well have been in handcuffs.

            No wonder Tim was in such a prickly mood during his critiques.

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

            Ah, but it felt so delicious to me when Tim went off on Sue for her shower curtain dress and how the judges would respond to it based on show history. It is something that should be in the forefront of all contestants’ minds during unconventional materials challenges. Why do they need to be reminded of it still in the 12th season?

            Tim needs to flip out more often, in the Gretchen’s team S8 episode style. Mmmmmm!

          • MoHub

            Sandro even entered the workroom on Tim’s arm as if he might be expected to bolt if allowed to walk in on his own.

          • largishbearishAtlish

            it dawned on me- the short version, someone went OFF their meds. period. and why in the h*ll did they waste screen time for that “apology”…. the jack*ss ran away…Next!

            should this be the game for next season- Which Designer will quit/run away? Maybe its part of the casting grouping? “could you…you know, run away at some point?”

      • Glenn Johnson

        Yeah, the fact that they didn’t even try the slight-of-hand with the button bag that they did with the yogurt challenge. This time they came right out with “Here are the teams that will produce the drama and winners we want” selection right out front.

    • drdarke

      Yeah, absolutely no idea what the judges were talking about this week – Brandon’s team was the clear winner, as was Brandon’s dress. The mini-collection was cohesive and consistently good (even Miranda’s wasn’t eye-gougingly awful for once!). How they were relegated to mid-pack is beyond me.

      Gay Brit Daddy’s dress? This is a joke, yes? Both he and Helen’s dresses made their models look like they had huge hips – huge, swollen hips in Helen’s case! Kate’s was the only dress in that group that I liked, though I could see it getting dinged for “taste level”. I’m not usually on Team Kate, but her look really stepped it up this week….

      • terpsichory

        Well, let me share my theory then. Haven’t you noticed that Kate
        has now twice been paired with designers who were in the bottom the week
        before? First Helen (bottom three) for the third challenge, now Karen
        (hiddy if IN) and Jeremy (bottom who knows).

        When they announced
        the teams I was fairly sure they were trying to get her in the bottom
        (probably to avoid early peaking). Instead, she truly seems to raise the
        output level of her team members and they are obvously in the top. Now,
        a conundrum occurs. Brandon has the best garment but they can’t award
        him a third win in only five weeks. That would create too clear a front
        runner. Instead they go with the lesser evil, hand Jeremy the win and
        give Kate a pat on the back. Case solved.

        • H3ff

          How STAGED does it not seem when Tim Gunn announces the pre-selected teams before the team challenges? Why can they not just draw fucking knives? Ugh B/M…

          • MoHub

            I always like the Shear Genius scissor boxes.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Three badly fitted and tacky dresses. The model couldn’t barely walk in British Guy’s dress.

  • atlken77

    I think the judges will eliminate Bradon, just so Tim can use his save. There is clearly no one else worth saving

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      He may apply it to Dom, who is the only other designer, aside from Kate, who has shown any real skill set.

      • StellaZafella

        I’m thinkin’ Jeremy since he’s got tailoring skills but keeps giving Nina “Grandma” clothes…Tho’ to tell the truth, that seems a bit ageist to judge him for designing naturally for an older woman. Tim has remarked on his skill set, if not his design potential.

        • Jackie4g

          Did you catch the Ken remark to Crimped Hair Sue about how he “doesn’t design for 40 year olds?” He asked Sue what the age of her customer was, and Sue replied “35 to 40″. This is like Ven and the Asian fellow wth the yellow hair from several seasons ago not liking big breasts because they would ruin the lines of their designs. It makes me wonder just who they think their customer is?

          • KELLEYKAT

            That comment was insane! Zac Posen tweeted “If you don’t design for 40 something women in fashion, you’re out of business.” True! See ya Ken! He can’t be auf’d soon enough for me. He isn’t even an entertaining diva. Just a mean girl.

          • UsedtobeEP

            Um seriously. Jennifer Anniston, Helena Bonham Carter, Helen Mirren, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi herself: all fashion icons over 40 to whom designers would love to lend dresses. Ken better find another line of work after the way he behaved last night. No one is going to work with someone so nasty.

          • NinjaCate

            RIGHT? They’re the only ones with any money!

          • lilyvonschtupp

            Ditch Ken and bring back ANTHONY!!!!!!

          • Sophia Vaccaro

            I love Zac. Of course it’s sad to have no Duchess, but sometimes (more and more frequently) the well-desrved sass comes out (“how is burning plastic sustainable in the least?”) and i just want to give Fashion Frodo a hug.

            Also, ugh, I agree. I wish Alexandria had bitched him out, but it seems she deploys the zingers in private. Too bad.

          • StellaZafella

            Every season there are at least one or two people who can sew and even show some design skills but openly dismiss anything outside their personal point of reference…even Jeffery S. (the punker with the neck tats) made a real-sized woman cry. These clothes makers (I refuse to call them designers) may make livable returns while their demographic lasts…but there’s a reason we’ve never heard of any of them since, on anything more than a local level.

            Siriano is the only one who came in with the training, talent, art, heart, and business savvy to make a go of it in the industry and that snippy young fellow has done more for the credibility of this show than the show ever did for him.

            Though I still love me some Chris March!

          • rainwood1

            Ken thinks his customer is a young, rich, thin, stylish, well-known woman who would rather pay to wear his clothes than be seen in all the designer threads that such a woman would be offered for free. In short, his customer is a total fantasy.

          • Jackie4g

            Perfectly stated. This delusional attitude surfaces every season to some degree. The idea of commercial success is attractive but once the fledgling designer realizes the kind of compromise it entails, they get all huffy and insulted. Never fails. In the 90s I worked for Bell Labs before it was Lucent, and when they told all the scientists that research for research’s sake was no longer encouraged, that their projects had to have real world practical applications, the huffing and umbrage taking was similar, but didn’t last nearly as long as with the average P.R. designer wannabe.

          • MoHub

            Oliv[i]er didn’t hate big breasts; he just didn’t know what to do with them. He had no concept of bra—especially cup—sizing. Ven, on the other hand, made some downright ugly remarks about his “client” and wouldn’t even style her.

        • RroseSelavy

          Oh, like Ken who “doesn’t design for 40-year-old women”? Who does he think has the money?

        • d4divine

          Jeremy has mad skills…trust me on that…

        • MoHub

          What about Justin? After all, he has a disability, and when he’s eliminated it would appear to be a humanitarian gesture on Tim’s part to use his save.

          • BeccaGo

            But what does that have to do with anything?

          • MoHub

            It would be pure gimmickry, which is something Lifetime thrives on.

          • BeccaGo

            Point taken. I’d find it kind of insulting, tho.

          • MoHub

            Absolutely. It’s downright condescending.

            Which is why I wouldn’t put it past Lifetime to do it.

      • Kate

        I agree, Dom is clearly underrated and deserves to go to the finals

        • Jackie4g

          She’ll get there, I have no doubt.

      • Meelah

        I think it will be Dom. She’s been robbed at least twice this season.

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      Haha. You are clever; this is very possible. Maybe Tim will save Kate; that would be dramatic since she went home too early in her first season.

      • MoHub

        Not too early for me. Not after the way she bullied Tu.

  • Frank_821

    yeah it was okay.

    It’s amazing how arrogantly Ken has stated he’s prepared for PR by performing every challenge from each season yet he’s so totally unaware what a tyrannical and narccistic bitch he comes across.

    His line to Sue “There’s a difference between assistance and giving birth and raising the child for you” confirmed my belief he’s as be a drama queen as Sandro

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      And, if he really did do that to prepare, then it is even more gasp worthy that he used fabric in an unconventional challenge.

      • flamingoNW

        also, how about preparing to deal with team challenges? Like that hasn’t happened in the past

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      And the first thing I thought last night was, “So this is why Sandro and Ken really got into some ugly arguments – they were both competing to be the high bitch of the season!”

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        I still have a place in my heart for Sandro. He has a creepy side and he’s too immature to control his temper. But I could see his frustration build when he was having communication problems with the judges and the other designers. Much of his problems were caused by a language barrier. The judges give confusing instructions frequently. And these instructions were even more confusing to Sandro. I think he could have been a finalist, or he could have hung in there to fifth or fourth place.

        • onetinkerbell

          Only if he were designing for TLC’s “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”. Seriously.

        • Kristy Sheldon

          I think he milked that accent and temper for all he could get out of it, then lost control of it. I can’t stop referring to him as “Prince Vlad of Vulvania,” after reading TL.

          • MoHub

            Have you seen his Facebook page? He writes like he speaks, so it’s either a very well-conceived front, or his English is really that bad.

          • Kristy Sheldon

            I think it is his bad attitude that determines which English words he knows how to use and which he does not care to learn. Can you say “misogynist pig?” Is there a Russian word for that?

      • StellaZafella

        From the first time Ken gave an Imperial sidelong glare at Sandro in the first episode I said to myself I said: “Bitch, and bitch in waiting, introduce yourselves and come out fighting.”

    • Tarjay

      Twisted Sister was an interesting name for her, but her look (tho clearly not her personality) reminded me of Alex (Glenn Close) I’m Fatal Attraction.

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        Haha. Twisted Sister. I was trying to figure out Sue’s hair. Was it naturally kinky/curly? What she does with her hair is weird.

        • StellaZafella

          I have a friend at the office who watches the show and she said that when she saw the dread locks on Sue – added to the fact that she doesn’t use a sewing machine or concern herself with hem lines and edges – she pronounced her a “Poser” in the first episode…I don’t want to be so cruel to anyone as to call them a poser but it’s clear that Sue was cannon fodder no matter how good her real stuff looks.

          • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

            Since the season began, I’ve gone back and watched the introductory episode where the designers brought their wears to show the judges. I’d be curious about Sue’s work. I remember that she had a super nice jacket that fit like a glove. I might watch that again if it’s still at On Demand.

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

            Now that we know them better, I’m very curious to know who chose which designers. I’m sure there are some embarrassed “choosers” right now. I’m planning to watch Road to the Runway again to see who we can blame for Ken and Sandro.

          • MoHub

            That would be poseuse.

          • StellaZafella

            Ha! Doubt she’ll get it, but I’ll tell my office friend…
            By the way, as a retired old drag queen…does that make me a poseuse poseur?

  • MilaXX

    Gosh, you guys said it all. The Winning & losing team could have been one fugly collection. Braden was robbed. End of story.

    • mjude

      totally agree.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Threesies.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    If Sue yelled at people one more time for changing “her” thread color, I was going to FREAK OUT! Come on! I could thread a machine at 7 and honestly, once they show you the process, it’s exactly the same for every machine (excepting sergers).

    • stardust462

      Ugh, threading sergers is the worst! When I make stuff for myself, I’m lazy and just use white or black serger thread for everything (unless it will be seen somehow).

      • Ann VerWiebe

        When I worked in shops, we had big industrial sergers and we just tied off the threads and pulled them through. It was a NIGHTMARE if one became unthreaded (they’re worse to deal with than the home models).

        • stardust462

          Yup. My mom owns an industrial serger and she does the pulling through thing too. Our home sergers aren’t too bad to thread if something breaks (yay color coding!), but her industrial one? Forget it. At that point I’d rather just break out the pinking shears, lol.

        • SewingSiren

          That is exactly what you do. Leave the machine threaded for the next operator. I think the producers might unthread the machines and even screw with them a little in order to frustrate the competitors and get some drama.

          • Kristy Sheldon

            I have often thought that.

        • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

          My Babylock serger threads itself but when the thread is too light (cheap?), I have difficulty getting the thread to drop down into the automatic threading mechanism. I’ve wasted a couple hours threading the machine and getting the stitch to look the way that it should look. I have a nice Brother serger without an automatic threading device. I can thread it, but who wants to. Maybe I should shove it into a corner somewhere and leave it threaded with either black or white thread

      • Kimbolina

        This is why in my high school sewing class we had three sergers. One perpetually threaded with black, one perpetually threaded with white, and one that, if you felt so inclined, you could attempt to thread with a different color if you felt like wasting the whole class period threading a machine…

    • Danielle

      Sewing on an industrial machine is just like sewing on a home machine, it’s just a lot faster – if you want it to. If you don’t, then don’t press down on the petal so hard. And threading one isn’t hard either. If a freshman in design school who’s not even 20 can figure it out, then someone who calls herself a professional designer shouldn’t have any problems with it.

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

        It almost seemed like willful ignorance on Sue’s part. I’m not sure what the motivation for that would be. Maybe she was determined to work the way she’s always worked. Maybe she hates change, or is afraid to try new methods. I don’t know. But her stubbornness ultimately sank her.

        • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

          Sue seemed annoyed that people weren’t jumping to help her fast enough. I never saw her apologetic for imposing on others for helping her do something she should know how to do. IMO, she could have pulled someone aside early in the day and ask someone to show her how to thread the machine. She could have taken some notes. Do they have internet access? I’ll bet anything that the industrial machines have threading diagrams online. Or maybe the instruction booklets to all the machines are nearby. If I were in her position, I’d want to draw negative attention to myself as little as possible.

          • demidaemon

            No internet access. That’s pretty much a caveat of all reality competition shows to prevent cheating. Also, there are expectations of what you should be able to do going into a certain type of show. For example, contestants on Top Chef should know the basics of cooking and use of common equipment. Those on RPDR should be able to do their own make-up and hair. Etc, etc. On this show, you should be able to use these machines (which have been promoted since the show moved to Lifetime) without any assistance.

          • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

            I’m not sure how internet access could help a designer win. I understand what you’re saying. It’s a “closed” competition. At any rate, if I had trouble threading a machine, I’d ask the nicest person to help me on the first day, and I’d draw a little diagram with the tablet they provide.

          • demidaemon

            Like with the design books that nailed Keith of S3 infamy, designers could, theoretically, look up patterns, references, complete designs, and tutorials using the internet. That would be a massive advantage, especially to designers who struggle with inspiration or technical difficulties. Your plan on threading, though, seems completely legal. Why Sue didn’t do that is beyond me.

          • MoHub

            I think the Brother machines even go back to Bravo. The company just wasn’t providing a prize package back then.

          • onetinkerbell

            I don’t know about all Brother machines, but my Brother embroidery machine walks you through the threading process on its digital screen. It’s not that complicated, though, so once I’d done it I didn’t need the built-in tutorial. I wouldn’t be surprised if these machines had a similar sort of thing – they don’t look like ancient industrial machines, but more like new, top-of-the-line machines. That said, a sewing machine is a sewing machine. I don’t thread my Singer Featherweight any differently than my 3 year-old Janome machine and the former is roughly 70 years old.

            Also, threading a serger correctly doesn’t take long at all. I sew my kids’ clothes and sometimes I change thread color or type (wooly nylon vs. regular serger thread). It takes less than 5 minutes if you’ve done it more than once; I find that pulling new threads through takes longer. But that might just be me.

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

            Mila pointed out in her blog a while back that the designers are given a day to familiarize themselves with the equipment before filming starts.

            That information stuck with me since I’d always wondered how all of the designers were instantly able to draw on those tablets.

        • greenwich_matron

          I think her willful ignorance was meant to remind us all of the purity of her hand sewing. Sue reminds of those people who don’t have a TV and manage to mention it in every conversation.

        • MoHub

          If she had said, “I can sew. I just do it differently” one more time, I’d have thrown a shoe at the TV.

          • Danielle

            It’s like when someone auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance is asked what style they perform, and they say, ‘oh, I kind of formed my own style.’ You just know an awful, unskilled disaster is about to be seen!

      • Call me Bee

        This! As we’ve stated for years–if you knew for a few months (or even weeks!) that you were going to be on a design and sewing competition show on which Brother was a sponsor, wouldn’t you find and familiarize yourself with every home and/or professional Brother sewing machine that existed??!?!

    • ampg

      Plus, talk about being unprepared – they’ve been using the Brother industrial machines for years now! Find one and practice on it before you come on a show that requires its proper usage to succeed!

      • 3boysful

        Hello. (And, as I am frequently wont to whine, this applies to about every aspect of this show.)

        • MichelleRafter

          I think they put Sue on the show because they liked her hair, and she’s from Brooklyn.

          • StellaZafella

            I bet SOMEBODY in Brooklyn knows how to thread a sewing machine.

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

            I can attest to that. I have a friend up there who sews like a champ. :-)

            Seriously, though, doesn’t she know any other designers, or at least someone who knows how to operate a sewing machine? I’m flabbergasted that she showed up so unprepared.

          • onetinkerbell

            Or maybe (and this just came to me) she insists on doing things her way, the way Sustainicorn did. Didn’t he sew all his crap by hand?

          • Kristy Sheldon

            Sustainicorn and Prince Vlad of Vulvania. I just love T & L. They are half the reason I still watch this show, just to read this page the next day!

          • BeccaGo

            It’s Brooklyn. Of course they do. :D

      • LookWhosInTheFreezer

        It’s amazing how the contestants so frequently act as if they’ve never seen any of the previous 11 seasons (plus all stars.) For example: Ken taking Kate aside to ask what happens in a team challenge? Do they send the worst designer home or the best? You gotta be kidding me…

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I don’t know how to thread a machine at all… which is why I would *not ever go on this show without knowing how to do that!* But then again, since we’ve already had one winner with no sewing skills, I can see how Sue might have thought she had a shot! ;-) Seriously, I had no problem with her auf. If I had to watch one more episode with her passive/aggressively making up excuses of why someone else needed to thread her machine for her, I’d dive out a window. Not that Ken wasn’t a horrible, miserable bitch, but Sue’s expiration date was up.

      • StellaZafella

        You can learn to thread any of the high end Brother machines in one try…Sue just doesn’t pay attention because she doesn’t care to progress past her Artsy-Crafty aesthetic. “I don’t sew that way” is just an excuse not to learn something new.

    • DinaSews

      If you were picked to be on the show, why wouldn’t you find someone with industrial machines and learn how to use them if you didn’t know how? It’s not like they picked her up at her house unexpectedly and secluded her.

      • StellaZafella

        I don’t think they needed to hold her in seclusion…remember in the Road to the Runway episode, she couldn’t open her studio door and say “Hello, my name is Sue!” at the same time?

        • BeccaGo

          LOL! So glad someone else remembers that!

      • formerlyAnon

        Ahh, the oft-repeated question.

        • DinaSews

          Yes. And I think that I am the one oft-repeating it! Haha.

    • Scoobydrew

      I have never threaded a sewing machine in my life. But if I were going on PR – I’d learn.

      Sandro called in to the Afterbuzz tv Podcast and Sue was there with him, and it confirmed what I thought in the thread freak out moment. Sue’s kind of a b*tch – and not in that B*tches get things done kinda way I find endearing.

    • MoHub

      As I recall, the serger—and I think there was only one—in the season 2 ice-skating challenge presented problems for most of the designers, and Andrae had to keep repairing it as there were repeated breakdowns.

  • SugarSnap108

    “John Lastname” I love you.

    My first thought, seeing Jeremy’s was, THAT won??? Then I scrolled down and thought, Oh, a default win.

    And then I came to Bradon’s. It’s not my kinda thing, but it’s so painfully obvious he’s in a different league from the rest.

    Is it possible they’re doing so many unconventional challenges because most of the designers can’t sew/have no discernible skills? Seems like with the UCs, you can get away with essentially making a collage.

    • MilaXX

      Sue was the only one who couldn’t sew.

      • SugarSnap108

        I meant that more in a lacking-skills way than a can’t-operate-a-sewing-machine way. Most of what I’ve seen this season has been underwhelming construction-wise. Oh well.

        • MilaXX

          True, there’s a rather large middle of the pack group here. Even Justin, who I like and seems to sew well, just makes boring clothes.

          • ampg

            I was so worried that Justin was getting the Loser Edit last night. But it seems that the producers have gotten wise and are doing Red Herring edits lately, instead.

          • SugarSnap108

            Yep. Like TLo said, the pants are well done for being wallpaper. It just seems these unconventional challenges can mask a lot of the designers’ shortcomings. Someone who tends to be boring can make an ‘interesting’ look strictly b/c of the materials. And someone like Karen, whose dress has no construction, gets by — again, because the materials do all the work.

          • StellaZafella

            Justin is the season’s example of good Seamster who got cast in a show that purports to be about Design. But I love how he avoids drama like the plague and I got a little verclempt when he was talking to his family…they’re a clan that is clearly in his corner.

          • MilaXX

            Justin seems like a nice guy, but he’s not gonna win. Neither will Alexander and his drag queen clothes. That said they deserve to be here over Sue, Ken, Sandro, Miranda & Helen.

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

          I agree there’s been some terrible construction, some of it so bad I can only marvel at the ineptitude. But they have absurdly short time frames now. While it’s easy for the judges to say “everyone else had the same amount of time,” not everyone works at the same pace.

          On the other hand, there are definitely people who just have poor construction skills. Then there’s what Ken did to himself this week. He got so tied up in being a “bitch-ass bitch” that he didn’t have time to put together a decent garment. What a dumbass.

      • MoHub

        She might not have been very good at it, but even Anya managed to work with the machines.

        Omigod! Did I just defend Anya?

      • onetinkerbell

        I don’t know – Karen’s mess of a collage didn’t look like much in terms of construction, either. Her stuff is clearly not memorable, and I can’t believe that no one commented on how her dress looked like a sack with stuff stuck on all over it. She’s lacking design skills for sure. And taste, imho. My 13 year-old daughter kept yelling at the screen for her to take off the headband already because it looked ridiculous.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      I think Jeremy and Co. won because they were the only ones that gave a shit about the car references. They were told they could ignore that, but of course if there’s an opportunity to talk about Lexus again in the winner’s circle… Cha-ching!

      • Carrps

        That was EXACTLY my thinking, as well.

  • Donyelle

    Jeremy’s dress was in Top Shop last season. Nothing original. I didn’t like how Tim said Ken was scaring him. Girl please. Ken’s barely tall enough to ride the floating plume ride! Best unconventional challenge design is still Korto’s evening coat made from seat belts.

    • MilaXX

      and despite all his ranting and raving every week Sandro didn’t scare people?

      • Donyelle

        Ken’s a bitchy queen. Sandro is unstable but Ken’s gotta be the scary dude. uh huh.

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

          Ken’s a bully. He intimidates people by being verbally aggressive and abusive: “I want you to stop talking.” “Don’t even look at me right now.” That’s the kind of thing abusive men say. So he might be a bitchy queen, and short enough to fit in your pocket, but he has a manner about him that can cause great unease.

          Sandro was scary too. His behavior was completely unpredictable, he treated both Sue and Helen with extreme disrespect, and he might have destroyed property and assaulted a crew member. (Am I remembering that correctly?) I don’t think anyone is saying that Ken is scary and Sandro’s not.

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

            “”I want you to stop talking.” “Don’t even look at me right now.” That’s the kind of thing abusive men say.”

            It’s also the kind of thing a parent says to an unruly child, which struck us as the more likely inspiration for Ken here, treating both women like stupid children.

            We’re sorry, but we think it’s a gigantic stretch to liken this bitchy little queen to a physically abusive man. There wasn’t a hint of physical intimidation to anything he said or did last night.

          • TropiCarla

            You have a point, gentlemen. I did find Ken’s behavior laughable because he’s so tiny and his threatening manner was impotent. However, I still think he crossed the line to abusive – verbally if not physically, and sadly, there can be a very short line between those two.

            I can loosely liken the situation to the behavior of small dogs vs. large dogs. People routinely accept aggressive, dominant behavior from small dogs – deeming it cute, funny, or harmless. The same behavior is unacceptable from large dogs, as they could do way more damage. However, the aggressive intent/motivation behind the behavior is often (if not always) the same in the dog – large or small.

            Ken may be a “bitchy little queen” indeed, but the heat glittering behind his eyes was disturbing. He was way “out of order” when saying those things to his fellow designers.

          • Call me Bee

            I see Ken as a totally self-centered being, unaware of, or unwilling to acknowledge, feelings or contributions of others. The statements he makes: “Don’t even look at me right now,” “I want you to stop talking,” (which is what he said to Russian A-hole that started the whole blow-up in the waiting room) just indicates that, in his universe, it’s all about him and everything revolves around him.

          • MoHub

            The only dog that ever bit me in all my 62 years was a chihuahua. And the bigger the dog is, the better I get along with it.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            I disagree — that came off as an emotionally abusive man, not as a parent (and a parent who told his children to not even dare look at him would be pretty bad, too). Maybe it’s a difference in experience there, with people reacting differently to it based on the experiences in their lives with that sort of behavior. I do know that if a friend of mine was dating someone who talked to her like that, I’d be telling her to get out fast. And she wouldn’t listen to me, because he’ll have convinced her that she’s not worth loving and only he is even willing to put up with her, albeit grudgingly and only if she does as he says and doesn’t upset him in any way.

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

            This side conversation was about whether or not it was appropriate to be scared of Ken based on his actions, so I think it’s fair to presume we’re talking about a fear of a physical and not an emotional interaction. Because if anyone fears extreme emotional interactions they really shouldn’t be on a reality TV competition. Which is why we have an impossible time buying the “if a friend of mine was dating him” comparison because it just doesn’t apply. These people aren’t dating or in any kind of relationship together. They’re competing.

            This is not to defend Ken from accusations of being an asshole, but we think it’s pretty unfair to imply someone is a physical danger to others based on no evidence at all.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            My point is that if you have that set of experiences, then behavior like that will set off the fear reaction. If you don’t, it probably won’t. (I would quibble also with the idea that being competitors is not a relationship — they’re in close quarters constantly and can’t get away from each other; it’s like work relationships, which can get pretty nasty sometimes. But I see your point, as well. I just wish they’d do better psychological screening on both sides. I don’t want to see the weepy ones or the assholes who like making them cry.)

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

            Fine, but my point is that if you’re having the kind of very personal negative reaction like that based solely on your own experiences, it’s not really fair to impose that kind of accusation on someone absent any evidence. I get we’re talking about assholes on reality TV and we say all kinds of things about them, but abuse accusations seem to be a bit beyond the pale here. He never so much as pounded a table or pointed a finger at anyone. He just swished his hips, arched his eyebrows, and said nasty things left and right. Not excusable, and not fun to watch, but definitely not a danger to others either.

          • GTrain

            Agree w/ TLo here and I think there’s a lot of projecting going on here. People can be mean and nasty without being abusers or sociopathic. The media routinely give a platform to talking heads making psychological and legal diagnoses they aren’t qualified to make and thus serious clinical terms and thrown around far too loosely and become trivialized.

            IMO Ken is really mean because he thinks it’s cute and dramatic to be a bitchy queen, and possibly harbors residual anger from a time in his life when he was treated badly and had no means to fight back. Nothing more serious than that.

          • Scoobydrew

            As someone who was in abusive relationship, I agree you and TLO. When my x- husband would get angry and get mean, there was always something physical behind it, the way he would take a step closer to me, etc … there was a threat of more to come. I didn’t see that with Ken, and I am hyper sensitive to that kind of behavior, and try to remember that I am not always seeing someone objectively.

            Ken reminded me of a girl named Patty in high school, a mean girl – sure she was a nasty piece of work, but take her out of her group and put her on her own and she was just a girl with issues.

          • BeccaGo

            But he’s black!!!!! AMIRITE??

            Sorry, that’s what I’m getting out of this. Plenty of men (and women – HI IVY!!) on the show have been verbally abusive before and I don’t recall anyone accusing them of being a physical threat. Sandro actually showed signs of being a physical threat. I have a much bigger problem with that.

          • Kristy Sheldon

            Possibly a childish, narcissistic parent? Or a childish, narcissistic boyfriend? Or just a mean bitch with an inflated sense of entitlement!

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

            It is true that those are things abusive men say. But, yeah, you’re probably right about his inspiration.

            I do think he’s a damn bully, though, and I believe it’s easier for a lot of people to back down and give him his way instead of fighting with him. And I just remembered who he reminds me of. My speech teacher in college was very much like Ken. He went into a situation with a nasty attitude. Even when you tried to be nice to him, he was aggressive and hostile. Holy terror, that dude.

          • 20s_Jazz_Baby

            But those *are* abusive things to say. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse to be abuse.

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

            “But those *are* abusive things to say”

            We’ll have to agree to disagree on this one, otherwise every rude, bitchy contestant on Project Runway “abused” the other contestants.

          • 20s_Jazz_Baby

            Fair enough, I get your point. I might be over-reacting a bit because he seems like he really hates women and he just gives me the shivers.

          • SewingSiren

            Ken did not like working with Sue (at all) or Alexandra (much). But there is certainly no reason to believe that he hates women. Ken put himself (verbally) between Sandro and Helen, when Sandro was ripping her a new one.

          • 20s_Jazz_Baby

            I’m going back and forth on this, but to what extent does reality TV normalise emotionally abusive behaviour by dismissing it as “drama” though? It’s such a fucked up environment as it is.

            I think people jumped on Ken because it was so soon after all the Sandro crap, and Lifetime’s focus on drama drama drama seems to lead to some seriously ugly stuff that is very unpleasant to watch. It’s just one thing after another.

            Honestly, I pretty much only watch the show for you recaps now, it’s become so distasteful.

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

            Reality TV is a genre of television that has highlighted and in some cases celebrated acts of tremendous cruelty, bigotry, and occasionally even violence. There is clearly a line somewhere and it’s been crossed several times in the history of the genre. But I don’t think one half-pint queen with an arched eyebrow, issues with women, and a machine gun barrage of bitchy commentary and sulky behavior rates anywhere near the top (or even the middle) of the scale.

            And I’ve avoided saying this until now, but I’m starting to wonder why this particular vicious little queen is getting all these associations and accusations (abuser, sociopath) layered on him. Was he any worse a team player than Bert Keeter or Laura Bennett or Santino or Ivy or Jeffrey Sebelia or Wendy Pepper or Zulema or a whole legion of Project Runway contestants who didn’t play well with others?

          • 20s_Jazz_Baby

            For me at least, I think it’s awful-reality-tv-behaviour fatigue. I completely get what you’re saying, and no, he’s definitely not worse than any of the other terrible people who have been on the show. I actually even liked him at first, which made it worse. But it just makes for such unpleasant watching, and it’s so tired, uninteresting and disappointing.

            After Sandro’s open and proud misogyny, I need an actually enjoyable episode to recharge!

          • lilyvonschtupp

            Thank you, gentlemen.

      • StellaZafella

        Sandro and Ken were destined to be adversaries…they’re both portraying clinically unstable personalities…either one would be a threat with sharp objects.

        • lilyvonschtupp

          Then add Jeffrey Sebelia to that duo.

          • StellaZafella

            I would surely agree.

    • SewingSiren

      If Ken scares you , you need to get the fuck out of fashion.

      • FunButNutz

        I don’t know if I would classify him as scary, but I know that I can never work with people like that, derailing every conversation to nitpick about “tone of voice” and interrupting. It’s so exasperating to just have them get to the point without you having to jump through a variety of imposed hurdles, that nothing can be accomplished. And that kind of little Napoleanic dictatorial personality is found everywhere, not just in fashion.

    • StellaZafella

      I don’t think the scare for Tim came from Ken’s size…or even his bitchiness…it came from the fact that he smirked like a sociopath and openly ignored, even disdained, Tim’s input and kept telling people to shut up when they spoke, this is very sick behaviuor, even for PR. I think it would be scary to have someone acting like Ken in any workroom.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        Now the bitchy black queen’s a sociopath. Yeah, okay.

        Would you have called Kenley a sociopath, too? Because she basically acted the same way against Tim.

        • StellaZafella

          I said ‘LIKE a sociopath’. Sociopathic behavior involves a patent disregard for the feelings of others and involves a level of narcissism that is not within range of normal social discourse…
          If the shoe fits, yes.

          • lilyvonschtupp

            If we go by your definition of sociopath, that means that there are 1-2 sociopaths that have appeared on each season. Now if you go by this definition:

            so·ci·o·path [soh-see-uh-path, soh-shee-] Show IPA
            noun Psychiatry.
            a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial,often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

            How come this applies to Ken and no one else, especially Sandro? Has Ken been involved in criminal behavior on the show? Is he immoral? Or is he LIKE a sociopath because he smirked at Tim? I’m smirking now, does that make me like a sociopath?

            I just want to know how you came to this conclusion after watching someone you don’t know on a HEAVILY EDITED reality show after watching a few episodes.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      Yeah. Tim laid it on a little thick with, “These designers pushed about every one of my buttons…” I don’t know this rattled him so much more than some of the rudeness he has gracefully tolerated in seasons past. Clearly, somebody is pulling his puppet strings, and it does not look like he finds this pleasant.

      • MoHub

        I agree. A lot of what Tim has been saying just doesn’t sound like him. I think he’s being prodded to ratchet up his reactions to exacerbate the drama.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Korto’s coat was the best. And she STILL didn’t win the challenge.

      • OmegaBlush

        To be fair, Korto also had the best final collection and STILL didn’t win. “We have a unique take on a perspective that is traditionally ignored yet is an integral part of modern American culture that integrates various shapes while not only using colour, but celebrating it while telling a fascinating and comprehensive story that clearly shows the designer’s point of view. On the other hand…WAVES.”

        • lilyvonschtupp

          I always maintained that Korto’s collection was the best, but the overall consensus here was that Leanne had the superior collection. Don’t get me wrong, Leanne’s was very good and extremely creative, but I felt that she made fashions that would only appeal to pale, skinny white girls who were no bigger than a size 2. In other words, girls like herself.

          Korto has the ability to design for women of all sizes and make them chic and classy. It was a point she wanted to prove on the show, and it showed in her final collection, too. I thought she designed for a woman’s body way better than Leanne. I’m glad Joe Zee saw she had something to give, and now the future looks brighter for her.

        • BeccaGo

          TWICE! Remember the first All-Stars? I adore Daniel Vosovic, but Korto got robbed again.

          • lilyvonschtupp

            Let’s not open that can of worms. ;0)

          • MoHub

            As did Chris March, who I thought consistently did the best with each challenge.

  • sugarkane105

    “In fact, I don’t even want you to LOOK at me right now.”

    UGH, I wish Alexandria had stood up and smacked him across the face for that remark. Bitch.

    • Terri Flynn McGinty

      I get the feeling he’s channeling his mother, and I feel sorry for his inner child. Then I go back to wanting to smack him.

    • AC Simons

      Did you notice that people alternate between calling her Alexandra and Alexandria? It’s distracting. (I’m an Alexandra and people try to add the “i” all the time.) And yes, Ken needs to be smacked.

      • MoHub

        Yep. Because Alexandria—which is her name—is not what people are used to; they’re more accustomed to Alexandra. Every time I hear her name, I think of the city in Virginia. But then, I’m a native of the DC metro area.

    • alannaofdoom

      I can be a petty jerk, so if were Alexandria I would have spent the next however-long sitting or standing directly in front of him with my back to him, unmoving. All day, every day.

    • Bethany Roullett

      “I’m just going to sit here in silence”… and then he KEPT TALKING. I had enough time to say “Really? When’s that gonna start?” and he was still yammering on…

      • Kristy Sheldon

        At the very least, somebody needs to break that finger he keeps waving in their faces!

    • GorgeousThings

      Monday morning quarterbacking, I know, but I would have loved it if she had said, “Bitch, you talk to me like that again and I will go all SANDRO on your skinny black ass.”

      • Guest

        Or Ken might try to rape you, right?

    • lilyvonschtupp

      If someone ordered me to be their chauffeur I wouldn’t be whistling Dixie, either. Something Alexandria was doing.

      • Kristy Sheldon

        He was being nasty and uncooperative long before that. But, I do agree with you.

    • ohbear1957

      If he (or anyone) said that to me, I would’ve laughed really hard. Then asked, “How could you possibly stop me from looking at you?”

      But that’s just me. Also, I’m 6′ tall, weigh 250, and have a “Duck Dynasty” goatee.

      (Contrite apology for referencing “D.D.”)

  • JMB_edits

    I like Gay Daddy as much as the next person but the gushing over his dress really bugged me last night. A) the bust was terrible, if the model had thrown her shoulders back she’d have been topless B) they raved “these are placemats? amazing!!!” but in fact Team Dis-function used placemats too, just poorly. I agree Bradon was far and away the lead there but they can’t let him win every time! ;)

    • Melanie

      This was my problem – it’s terrible, according to the judges, that the losing team basically only used placemats, but then the winning dress WAS MADE ENTIRELY OUT OF PLACEMATS. The rules are clearly arbitrary, to be called upon as necessary to justify the judges’/producers’ actions.

      This happens to me every season lately – I get sucked in by watching enough episodes that I feel compelled to stick it out to the end, but by the time I feel compelled to stick it out, I just want to say “Fuck this. I quit.” Maybe this will be the season that finally teaches me to not even start watching next season.

  • MilaXX

    I know for many of us we’ve wanted for year and year to have the judges know what went on in the workroom, but having Tim report back doesn’t work. It feels more like Tim tattling and it’s unpleasant.

    • Laylalola

      And I was for a moment appalled last night, thinking he actually misreported about Ken (who used gray placemats, not the curtains Tim warned Sue she could not use).

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      I agree. I think it would be fine to hear Tim’s opinion of the final product (even if it was filmed apart from the judges) and for him to have a “save,” but I haven’t really enjoyed his discussion about what went on during the design process. The judges really should be basing their opinion on the merits of the final product–unless something really egregious happened (like one designer taking complete credit for another’s work)

    • sojourneryouth

      I completely agree, and have been confused about Tim’s new role all season. He’s supposedly not a judge, but how is offering more information about what did and didn’t work in the original design, what advice was or was not taken, and how people acted NOT de facto judging? His information does seem to have an effect on how the judges think about a garment, so he is seeming to sway the final decisions, LIKE A JUDGE! I loves me some Tim Gunn, but this whole dog and pony show that they have set up for him is disingenuous and weird.

      • Kristy Sheldon

        I think it is making him uncomfortable as well.

    • greenwich_matron

      Tim has gone from a mentor to a hanger-on who gets to sit with the cool kids: he is behaving like a gossipy sycophant.

      • MilaXX

        Yup, he runtelldat

      • MoHub

        He is definitely not the Tim of the Bravo years.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      It’s definitely weird. It feels like all it means is that the judges use all the inside scoop about what was going on in the workroom to make their decisions. Yet another step away from actual design competition.

    • Samuel Joesph Donovan

      I think that it’s actually really important that he’s there, because a HUGE part of design is about finishing, time management, and ability to absorb critique, and it’s about time the judges have someone commenting on those, plus work room ethic.

  • stardust462

    I really, really don’t understand how curtains are a big no-no, but placemats and wallpaper aren’t. There isn’t that much of a difference between the two.

    My favorite unconventional challenge dress will always be Korto’s seatbelt dress.

    • MilaXX

      Curtains are closer to fabric because it’s one big swathe of material. Placemats at least require assembling enough together to make a big enough piece to cover the model’s body and wallpaper, beside being paper is stiff and not as easy to manipulate.

      • stardust462

        I see your point. But the gushing over “OMG those are placemats!” is a little much. Assembling pieces similar to fabric together to make a garment isn’t really a big stretch, I think. And considering what won and what didn’t (Bradon), it doesn’t really look like the judges care about material manipulation.

        • MilaXX

          Honestly most of the judges reactions are OTT, but at least using placemats require some manipulation. And they are rarely the same weight as fabric.

    • Danielle

      Leeann’s leather-seat dress from the same challenge was pretty awesome too.

      • dharmabum8

        That’s my favorite unconventional materials piece.

        • GillianHolroyd

          When they showed the cars, I thought it was going to be a repeat of that challenge. But no, they just (fake?) drove to a couple shops.

          • greenwich_matron

            I would have loved to see them spending half an hour looking for a parking spot.

      • sojourneryouth

        Leeann’s was awesome, but I preferred Korto’s seatbelt coat. Stiff or not, I would wear that thing down to dental floss. Nor Cal can be very cold!

      • dschubba

        She narrowly edges out Korto on my All-Time UC Top Ten.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I LOVED the car parts challenge – that was my favorite unconventional challenge too. Austin’s corn husk dress is still my favorite unconventional win, but good lordy, did I love the car parts one!

    • FunButNutz

      Yeah! Why didn’t they just rip apart those Lexuses (Lexi?)

  • Me Again

    The win was laughable. Braden’s look was gorgeous. Jeremy made a plain dress that had a line of silver and black glitter down the side. It’s not that it’s an injustice (TLo are right Braden can pretty much skate to the finale from here), it’s just insulting that the producers think we can’t all tell what the best dress is. I liked it better in Season 1, when they were honest, and if that meant giving Kara Saun 5 wins, then she got 5 wins.

    • kirkyo

      I’m holding on to the possibility that he got the highest score, but lost b/c his team came in second

      …maybe?

      • demidaemon

        Probably. I have no doubt that Miranda and Alexander lowered their team scores somewhat, whereas Gay Daddy’s team probably had more even scores across the board, with Kate’s and Gay daddy’s look making good initial impact.

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

    Gay Daddy’s winning dress is a joke. Those are the saddest little boobies in all of the land. But, “GLITTER!” you say. I say talk to Mariah Carey about Glitter and get back to me. The Auf was fine, but it is going to be a long process to get down to the three best designers there.

    • Me Again

      Yeah. Most seasons have maybe 2 shoo-ins for the finale, and then 3 or 4 people who are legitimate contenders for the last spot in the finale. This season, it already feels like Braden, Dom and Kate are all shoo-ins, and I’m not even sure who would count as a “dark horse.”

      • alyce1213

        Gay Daddy.

        • Kristy Sheldon

          Kahindo should have been in the running.

    • momjamin

      What was that “Clavicles are the new cleavage” line all about? Might explain why the “cleavage” was so pretty…the dress stayed far away from the clavicle not to do anything sad.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        I loved that line! Heidi is going to have to step up that clavicle flaunting!

  • rolacus2

    The problem is, as great as Bradon’s designs are, on a personality level he bugs me. He’s way too OTT for me watch and his awkward proposal, dancing in the intro, and general mannerisms while merely existing rub me the wrong way. Whoever is giving him sugar needs to stop, he’s exhausting.

    A nice guy though is a million times better than Ken. For someone so short, he acts like he’s the biggest person in the room. Anyone who shrieks “don’t look at me” or “I am talking” is no better than an arguing 5 year old. Get it together.

    • Fanny_Trollope

      I want to see him dance more!

      • Winter_White

        Me too! My good impression of him began when he won that first challenge, and said that the win gave him confidence — which he had in his previous career (dancer) but felt he was lacking so far as a designer.

        There was something humble yet straightforward and honest about the way he said it, which endeared him to me.

    • demidaemon

      That’s a weird interpretation. And of course he’s going to dance in the intro. Do you think the producers cast a dancer so he could just walk and pose down the runway?

    • BeccaGo

      Sugar? Really? He actually strikes me as very calm.

  • prismamars

    Brandon was the obvious winner last night, I like GD, but the top of the dress was bad.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I was out watching Rifftrax Live last night, so I haven’t seen the show yet. Doesn’t look like I really missed much, except for another awkward product tie-in.

    The silhouette is a bit strange, but I think Helen’s is a pretty decent runner up to Bradon’s (which is obviously the real winner). Most everything else looks pretty dull.

  • nannypoo

    Bradon’s dress was beautiful. It looked like an actual wedding gown. But they can’t let him win every week because then there wouldn’t be a show. No matter what he produces, at the end of the show he is going to be the runner up and Kate will be the winner because apparently she knows something about the judges that she has threatened to reveal if they don’t praise her every week as though she was the best designer ever discovered.

    • ampg

      I loved that her big “pushing the envelope” decision was that she made a black dress (instead of white), and Heidi just gushed over it like she grew up in Munchkinland and had never seen a black garment before – “You continue to surprise us!”

    • Laylalola

      I only just barely remember her from her own season — she wasn’t a favorite with the judges then, was she? What the hell has happened?

  • SewingSiren

    I was okay with the win given to Jeremy. I think the overall team was a little stronger than team white and silver too.
    Karen’s was her best effort, which isn’t saying much. The tubular silhouette that she as used three times now, only works for this dress.
    Kate’s was okay for third place on a 1st place team.
    Team disaster’s looks were all so similar it is difficult to tell them apart. But I more or less agree that Sue’s is the worst.They all acted like fools on the runway, playing right into the producers plan.
    Team chili peppers should have used more chili peppers. The red parts are the only interesting thing in the collection. Everything else looks like they made it out of pattern paper.
    The repetitiveness of Drag and USArmy may have kept Bradon from another win , on the other hand all the fabric in the skirt my have hurt him too. On the other hand it may not have been in the script.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      I thought the fabric in the skirt was raffia blinds that Bradon had to crush to make them drape.

      • SewingSiren

        I honestly don’t know, but it looks a lot like waffle cloth and tulle. More like drapes and sheers than blinds.

      • ampg

        It was. I wonder if he was so successful that the judges thought it was fabric and marked him down for it.

    • neeBarbero

      I agree that the whole team Jeremy was stronger than team white and silver. Yes, Bradon’s was the best on the runway, but I found the rest of his team dull (maybe in comparison?), and I did like Kate’s use of seeds/rice (?) to make a lace effect.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      Ya! What happened to the peppers? That would have helped one of those looks to be memorable, good or bad.

  • Ginny Ellsworth

    I felt bad for Ken last night. Yes, he didn’t behave very well himself either. First he was stuck in a group with Twisted Sister and Ikea girl. Then, the chauffeur comment which would have torqued me off too. Add to that, it didn’t look like he was included in the initial decisions on where to go or what to buy. Lastly, they overbought stupid stuff and were just throwing money away left and right.

    I have been in dysfunctional groups before and can completely understand his decision to withdraw from participation. I don’t think it was the right decision and he was very aggressive especially dealing with Ikea which wasn’t necessary.

    This patently obvious set up of three totally different designers did exactly what the producers hoped for: DRAMA, TEARS and BAD BEHAVIOUR!

    • ampg

      My jaw dropped when Sue made that chauffeur comment. I appreciated that they didn’t even pretend to be random about the team assignments, though. “Designers, you will be sorted into Teams A, B, C, and Bottom 3. Have fun!”

    • demidaemon

      That seems to be Sue’s MO, at least with the money. She should thank her lucky stars that she was only embarrassed by her lack of sewing skills and not the fact that she would had eventually run out of cash and had to send down a look that either a) didn’t exist or b) was a muslin prototype, thus necessitating her immediate elimination.

    • RroseSelavy

      I somehow missed the chauffeur comment amid all of Ken’s face-giving — what did she say?

      • Domo_Konnichiwa

        She asked if Ken was going to be their chauffeur while standing outside of the cars.

        • Munchkn

          W.T.F! You just don’t say shit like that to a black man.

          I missed the comment, too, Rrose. I was working on some other stuff.

          • Kristy Sheldon

            It’s possible Ken missed it too, as he lives in his own world, of which he is the King.

          • lilyvonschtupp

            That’s what I’m saying. Alexandria was no innocent victim here.

          • ampg

            It wasn’t Alexandria, though; Sue said it.

          • lilyvonschtupp

            Oh, well good riddance just the same.

      • Kristy Sheldon

        That comment and Sandro’s comment about how women should just shut up and let the man take charge should have been edited out to avoid giving those attitudes and attention whatsoever.

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        When they were in the groups and looking at their car, Sue turned to Ken and said “You’re going to be our chauffeur?” The look on his face was not good.

        I don’t think she meant it as an insult but for someone who was so into harmony, I thought it was a thoughtless thing to say.

  • Fannie Wolston

    Wedding dress and camo booties?! Brilliant! How did the 2nd place team manage to snag three pairs of the same shoe? Tricky Bradon…

  • GorgeousThings

    I’m really tired of the constant hawking of products on this show. Lexus had nothing to do with ANYTHING in this challenge. Talk about whoring the show out.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      Don’t they get a Lexus as a Cracker Jack prize if they win this thing? That might count.

      • demidaemon

        Yep.

    • Winter_White

      And then the tortured nature of the challenges themselves! We actually had to rewind to make sure we didn’t just imagine that Tim said they could use the cars as inspiration — OR NOT. And last week, the “three words that describe yogurt”: did that requirement come up in the judging at all?

  • joanna dash

    Austin’s corn husk dress!! Thanks for the reminder…..ahhhh memories.

    Bradon’s dress was wonderful. I really dug Miranda’s look as well. Kate must think she’s the shit at this point, the judges never stop heaping on the praise.

  • MzzPants

    I stopped watching two seasons ago, finding your posts to be enough. What a collection of dreck. There’s nothing here that makes me sit up and ask, ‘It’s made out of WHAT??’ In fact, most of this is so far past current trends, it’s thrift-store worthy (where I can afford to buy it!). What a shame. What a waste of my time as a viewer and their resources as a design show.

    • lexilexi

      I also stopped watching a couple of seasons ago. Reading these posts is enough to assure me that I’m not missing anything.

  • Passionflora

    I didn’t get all the fuss about the winning team’s looks. Kind of boring. The producers’ fingerprints are all over that one. Could the bitchiness on the bottom team get any worse? Ken’s “don’t look at me” comment was rich.

    This season is beyond melodramatic. Everyone was so over Sandro. Go already, and don’t show your face again – ever. From the preview last night, more drama to come.

  • Pril Wood

    Braden’s dress was obviously the better one, but his team wasn’t as strong– Miranda’s dress was pretty but just OK and Alexander’s overall look was kind of awkward (being nice). If this season is anything like last, they pick a winner in the strongest team, and Kate and Karen’s use of the materials was more interesting overall. Hence, the “winning team” with Jeremy as the best in that group.

  • jeneria

    I say this after every episode: I cannot stand the Kate praise. She is dull, dull, dull. She annoys me because now she thinks she’s untouchable because they’ve blown so much smoke up her ass. And it sucked because I knew that was going to be the winning team simply because she was on it.

    • terpsichory

      I know people are always eager to seize the earliest opportunity to hate on a (possible) teacher’s pet (not that said pet has any say in that) but since Kate has so far been the epitome of inoffensive, I would wait until she is praised for something truly undeserving. So far, she hasn’t been.

      • jeneria

        See, I disagree. I think that blue monstrosity she won for was disgraceful. It was not elegant, it was not pretty, it was not Marie Antoinette. It was slightly tacky, poorly made, top heavy. They lost me with that one.

        • terpsichory

          Differet taste then. While I believe Brandon’s stunning garment should have been a contender, I absolutely agree that her’s was top two material. Although I actually liked Sandro’s, it was more in a campy bond villain kind of way, and Dom’s was overworked and I thought the weirdly bulky front was unflattering.

          • jeneria

            I definitely agree with you about Sandro’s and Bradon’s dresses, they were interesting. I’m not sure who my third would have been, but I actually had Kate’s in the bottom. I just really hated it and the praise they heaped on it was so out-of-tune with what I was seeing.

      • guest2visits

        Hey terpsichory; I’m curious – you haven’t got anything for or against Kate; in general you’re neutral and judging her on performance. Perfect for my question: What do you suppose Kate’s chances are for actually winning this? Do you think she’s genuinely going for the gold – or that maybe the show is using her for the extra angle it provides and her pre-written story arc does not include winning the thing..?
        Personally; as long as she does work worthy of moving further ahead, I’m fine with it. But I have this suspicion they will not let her advance to a win. They just don’t want to Auf her prematurely like they did last time, and got a lot of hate for it. Have any thoughts on this?

        • terpsichory

          Good question. Too early to tell would be a cop out, right? Oh well, then.

          I’m really not sure whether winning is in the cards for her. Is her rather girlish charm and her more traditionally feminine aesthetic enough of a distinction from previous winner Michelle? Because, if you’re just ticking boxes, there wouldn’t usually follow two contestants of the same ethnicity and gender, that’s part of the unwritten diversity rule of reality television. So far it only happened in season 4, where Christian Siriano followed Jeffrey Sebelia.

          I think Kate’s story needs drama which, so far, has been missing. (disclaimer: I don’t think that, but I thing producers do) As I have written elsewhere, I believe the producers tried to manufacture this by pairing her with very weak designers in the team challenges, which didn’t work out. Now, she came off a little too strong, which can get boring. I expect either some quiet time in the safe zone, while other designers will get the spotlight or some drama to make it clear that the finalists are by no means alrady chosen. Having said that, I believe her chances in being among the final three are excellent.

          • guest2visits

            I hadn’t even thought of that – casting too many of one type consecutively – but you’re right. I don’t see Kate’s style as being all that much like Michelle’s; but she is female. Oh yeah and white.
            I’d like to see her do well enough to make it to the finale. But I’m really skeptical about her chances overall; she continues to look like part of the PR plot to me. The show has given me permanent squinty eye. I’m thinking of how they did Sue; her interview is over on BPR.

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    Braden was the clear winner. Can someone with a free pass from last week win so soon? He seems to have his shit together, period. He’s a successful dancer. He’s a fabulous designer, and he has a loving partner. I wonder what would happen if they had paired Braden with Ken.

    Ken must be a miserable, bitter person. He has a type of unearned false pride. He thinks he’s due a break because he has been homeless. He needs therapy. Lots of it.

    Karen’s dress was a literal translation of the car. Everything she has made so far has been LOOSE. If I could save people for being nice, I’d keep Karen and Jeremy forever. Jeremy won on niceness, if that’s possible. But the top of his dress was weird. I don’t know why the judges gave him high praises. Perhaps because he has an adorable family and he just lost his grandfather?

    The following designers should be eliminated next week or soon after: Helen, Karen. Miranda and Ken.

    • LAMusing

      When you mentioned what if they paired Bradon with Ken it reminded me that Bradon actually made a comment at the end that he had really wanted to work with Sue.

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        I caught Braden’s comment. I think he was being polite—or in his head he thought, Oh, I wonder what it would have been like to work with Sue. She makes two garments for each challenge to come up with one. She runs a one-person show unless she backs up and follows a leader. She has realized twice that she’d have to give in in order to make things work. Picture what it might be like for Sue to lead. She doesn’t know what she’s doing until she does it. I think she’s a one-trick pony who gets lucky. I wasn’t as impressed with her work as the judges were. The right person went home, but it’s too bad that she left the way she did.

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

      Everything Karen’s made has looked sloppy. I don’t know if that’s what she’s going for – is Sloppy Chic a thing?- but everything looks unkempt and unfinished.

      I agree, though, that’s she and Jeremy are really sweet. Karen’s also a little goofy; I love the faces she makes. I’d like to see her step it up and stick around for a while.

  • OrigamiRose

    So, there’s now eleven designers left and two episodes to air before Fashion Week begins (with one potential designer save involved). Are we seriously going to have to sit through nine or ten PR collections? *sobs*

    • Call me Bee

      Yeah. Ugh. You’d think they could time the season a little better….But obviously they don’t see it that way…they want more than just three or four to be showing in the tent.

      • OrigamiRose

        It’s nuts. It totally deflates the tension, and especially dilutes the significance of being one of the real finalists. Even if on television we only see three, a tent full of spectators gets to see all nine – isn’t that something of a win for the ninth best designer? Ugh!

        • lilyvonschtupp

          After 12 seasons, I really don’t give a rat’s ass who wins anymore. You’re never going to see them again anyway.

  • piperkitty

    Karen and Miranda IMO had the best dresses this challenge. They looked like actual clothing. I am so sick of pointy spikes on shoulder,puffy hip treatments, cutouts in strategic areas that disqualify wearing underwear and all the “edgy, young, fresh” ideas that are supposedly fashion. Also I hate the word luxe.

  • StellaZafella

    Bradon’s gown, in my opinion, was the only thing that looked like Fashion. The rest of his team was like the ready-to-wear take away from his concept.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Completely agree with TLo’s assessment here. Bradon’s dress was wonderful and he was the clear winner. He creates minimal drama and beautiful clothes. I hope he isn’t going to suffer from Daniel Vosovic-itis, because otherwise he’s gonna win it. Prediction: Bradon, Dom, and Kate are the Final Three.

    • Winter_White

      Fingers crossed on that prediction! That would be a runway show worth watching.

      In the early seasons they usually made sure to have a “villain” in the Final 3: Wendy (over Austin!), Santino, Kenley, etc. My more recent viewing has been sporadic — and the personalities and disfunction have all sort of blurred together for me now — but I don’t think it’s quite like that anymore. Am I wrong? (…or might we end up with Helen and her drama, in place of Dom or Kate?)

  • marlie

    hnds down, Bradon should have won. His gown was lovely and interesting.

  • Donna Tabor

    Bradon has been the clear winner since the pre-show interview.

  • Lilithcat

    Honest to god, when I saw the bust on Jeremy’s garment, I figured he’d be in the bottom. (Though I must say, there was a damn race to the bottom on this show.)

    I loved Bradon’s gown. He definitely should have won. But what was the skirt made of? I missed that bit.

    • GillianHolroyd

      I believe it was made from a raffia curtain.

      • Lilithcat

        That’s amazing. Getting that drape from raffia couldn’t have been easy!

        • LAMusing

          Right? He said something to Tim about how he had to basically break the raffia as he formed it into shapes. Amazing how fluid he made the “fabric” look.

  • hughman

    First they drag Mikhail Crazykov back in and you just think “no”. WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT HER “CLOSURE” ISSUES! SHE IS ONE MEREDITH BAXTER ROLE AWAY FROM A LIFETIME MOVIE ABOUT A RUSSIAN FACTORY WORKER WHO GOES POSTAL! We truly do not care and if this is some “foreshadowing” shit for bringing her back, I will hunt you down Lifetime and kill you.

    Second, the promo for next week teases IT IS THE MOST SHOCKING ENDING EVER! While Miss Pittypat weeps into her hankie, the orphans looks stunned and emo. OMGWTF HAPPENED, MISS TIM? DID HEIDI’S SKIRT CARRY HER AWAY TO ICELAND? Or, if there’s any kind of god in heaven, THERE IS A BLACKOUT FOREVER AND WE WILL NEVER TALK OF THIS SHOW AGAIN.

    I mean, for christ’s sake, just someone set something on fire.

    • OrigamiRose

      “SHE IS ONE MEREDITH BAXTER ROLE AWAY FROM A LIFETIME MOVIE ABOUT A RUSSIAN FACTORY WORKER WHO GOES POSTAL!”

      Mother, May I Sew with Danger?

      • alannaofdoom

        Dear Hollywood, Please greenlight this IMMEDIATELY. Love, alannaofdoom

      • formerlyAnon

        XO

    • Inspector_Gidget

      You know, all that little return scene did was make me wonder, what the hell did they actually DO with Catherine the Not-so-Great once he finished with his apology? We all know the designers don’t really go home after they are eliminated, but maybe they made an exception just to be rid of his ass? Can you imagine him still roaming the halls in his sequestered room next door?

      • Call me Bee

        Since he was disqualified, and not just eliminated–I think they must have let him go. Remember–neither Keith nor Andrea nor Maya came back toward the end of their respective seasons (when they drag eliminated people back and force them to work for finalists.) Only for the Reunion shows.

      • Melanie

        Here’s the other thing – they made it look like leaving was Sandro’s choice, not the producers’. He said it was too emotionally overwhelming so he decided to leave. After last week, I assumed his assault on the cameraman sealed his fate – is that not the case? He doesn’t DESERVE closure after the way he acted. The producers should have sent him home, period, and made it clear to the rest of the cast that they did so as a direct consequence of his actions.

        • Inspector_Gidget

          I’m pretty sure they created the silly “camera out of whack” effect after he swung at the camera. Who knows whether he actually connected with anything or not. The *zap* sound and then picture going red and green made me laugh out loud.

          Regardless, they are clearly trolling for behavior like this, since they made him the star of the episode for his actions. (37 HOURS EARLIER… puh leeeeze!)

    • madscntst

      I think you mean – “for christ’s sake, just set someone on fire.” Let’s just skip to the maximum amount of drama, shall we?

  • Kate

    And the awards go to: (Drum roll)
    Brandon for the win, Ken for the drama-mama, Sue for the dread-head, and Jeremy for the GawdIwishheplayedformyteam

  • BitterOldQueen

    I’m getting a little tired of the manipulative teaming choices being cooked up by the producers this season. I’ve always suspected that the Famous Button Bag wasn’t really random somehow, but after a previous Doom Pairing of the Mad Wisconsonites and this week’s transparent Team of Doom it’s a bit painful to see. I mean, seriously: three of the four teams had at two more or less competent and sane people along with one goofball–except the T of D, which magically lumped together a preening bitch with more attitude than talent, a talentless and self-important bitch, and a — well, actually, they’re all kinda the same person, in slightly different packagings and flavors, and none of them will be long for this runway. Anyway, at least this week there was no pretense of randomness: Tim read a list, and that’s that. Still, even though they may be annoying, it brings a bit of a tear to my wicked old eye to see a team set up from the start to implode in a fury of drama.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I know this comes off wimpy, but I’m sick of them “purposely” pairing up designers who they know are going to be at each other’s throats. I like drama, but not that much drama.

      I swear – I know this is going to sound hokey, and I don’t care – but whenever team designers are at each others’ fucking throats, know what challenge comes to mind immediately, every time? The season 2 lingerie challenge – Daniel Franco on the runway with Chloe and Kara: “Never before have I seen anyone who’s worked as passionately than these two. And that if it goes down that I have to go, I go, I don’t sell
      these girls out. I’ll take the blame.” I mean, remember that? I don’t even care what a weirdo goofball he was – that was teamwork. That was taking responsibility for a team challenge gone wrong. I actually got teary-eyed when that happened – I mean, how could you not? Daniel was crying, Chloe was crying, Kara was crying.

      I know, I know – I sound like a sentimental geek, but I think THAT is a perfect example of how you can have maximum drama without people being fucking horrible to each other. I still tear up whenever I see that episode…

      • Call me Bee

        I remember, I remember! Yes–Daniel Franco was wacko–and in total love with Heidi. It was painful to watch him.

        • lilyvonschtupp

          Franco could get on the nerves, but at least he had the guts to admit his own mistakes. Not like Santino, who blamed everything on everybody, the weather outside and the phase of the moon like the big putz that he was.

          • oldscrumby

            You gotta give Santino a little credit compared to the now standard team challenge collapse. He also stood up for his work, going so far as to argue back against the judges criticism. All the dive and none of the backstabbing and passive aggressiveness we are all so fucking tired of.

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

        No no, you’re right. Daniel Franco was weird, but a decent guy. If they do another All Stars, they should bring him back, because he’ll bring the crazy, but it would be a harmless kind of crazy, like Elisa and Blaine and others like them. I am pretty sure people would prefer that kind of drama over angry yelling “drama.”

    • Qitkat

      I misread your first sentence as “coked up by the producers”. But wait a minute, that makes a lot of sense!

  • BrooklynBomber

    Wait, Sandro came back??

    • SewingSiren

      Just for a visit.

      • BrooklynBomber

        How charming. Were there refreshments?

        • NDC_IPCentral

          No one, but NO ONE, at least among viewers, felt refreshed.

          • BrooklynBomber

            Ha! Maybe they’re priming us for an “On The Road with Kate and SandrO!” spin off.

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

            That’s a clear time for a plug, then. Sponsor water for everyone!

            (I cannot remember the name of the water brand that is sponsoring PR…)

        • Excellence_and_Elegance

          Just whine and cheese. Plenty of cheese.

          • BrooklynBomber

            :)

  • madscntst

    “He’d have to epically fuck it up now to get eliminated before getting a chance to show his runway collection on TV.”

    How much do you want to bet that that’s exactly what happens, but he is heroically saved from elimination by the Tim Gun save at the very last minute? I bet they show Tim running down the street after Bradon in slow motion to tell him the news. Or is that too cynical?

    • alyce1213

      Can’t be too cynical.

    • Jacquelyn

      I actually think that is exactly what will happen. They will eliminate Bradon when he’s actually made the best dress of the bunch that week and Tim will step in and suddenly it becomes “a second chance” to “prove” himself, blah blah blah.

    • SewingSiren

      Not to cynical and highly probable. One thing that is an absolute certainty is that when ever and where ever the “save” happens it will be on script with no improvisation.

      • UsedtobeEP

        I think it would be awesome if Tim never used the save. Except for Kahindo, all of the eliminations have been fine so far. Or, what if Tim used the save at the end and brought her back because he thought the others were all spot on?

  • Stubenville

    Project Runway, once a favorite show, has gotten stale. A lot of this comes from the heavy handed producer manipulation; IMHO there is no way that Bradon’s wedding gown was a second place finisher. But a win for him wouldn’t fit the predetermined outcome.

    I’ll probably continue to watch just so I can visit the lounge and snark with the rest of the bitter kittens, but there’s no pretending that this show isn’t rigged from one end to the other..

    • David George

      Absolutely spot on.

    • Call me Bee

      Exssaaaaatly. TLo and the BK/PUFs are the ONLY reasons most of us watch this sad, sorry thing that our beloved PR has become.

      • Kristy Sheldon

        BK/PUFs??????????

        • BeccaGo

          Bitter Kittens/Precious Unborn Fawns. :D

        • Call me Bee

          Bitter Kittens/Precious Unborn Fawns

          • UsedtobeEP

            Whatever happened to that show, anyway? The PUF show? I guess they gave up on it.

  • Jacquelyn

    If Bradon doesn’t make it to the top 3 and Fashion Week then I think PR and I are done. Last night was another “wait…what? How did that win?!”

  • Paula Pertile

    It was all bad, except for the wedding dress, and Ken really needs to get over herself.

  • Seth Stewart

    Ken should’ve been sent home just for that safety patrol harness he was wearing on the runway.

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

      Oh my god, what the hell was that thing Ken was wearing? Was it a new, stupid type of suspender? Religious garb? A court-ordered get-up for those identified as bitch-ass bitches? It was such an eye magnet.

      • StellaZafella

        No, he just got loose from his leash.

      • Carrps

        When I first saw it from the back, I thought it was (and you gotta be a certain age to remember this) a Kotex belt.

        • BeccaGo

          Well, his attitude did fit with being on the rag.

          • Kristy Sheldon

            HA HA HA

        • Targettaste

          Just when I thought it couldn’t look any sillier, you put that image in my mind! (Yup, I’m a certain age)

        • EveEve

          I really could have done without that traumatic memory….

        • MoHub

          Unfortunately, I am that old. Old enough, in fact, to no longer need such a product.

  • LAMusing

    PR has been drowning in product placement for many seasons now. But this year they have stopped even TRYING to pretend these moments are for “inspiration”.

    With Yoplait the conceit that the product placement had something to do with the challenge was pretty shaky – push carts of Yoplait samples around, get 3 descriptive inspiration words… then never refer to the words again. This week with Lexus they just gave up completely – “you can use the cars as an inspiration if you want but it’s not a requirement”. I feel a little embarrassed for PR.

    • demidaemon

      Gotta finance the show somehow!

  • dschubba

    Can somebody shed some light on this: a model seriously had to sew some modesty into her designer’s garment? Is this a Project Runway First?

    • Zorkness

      I think this is a pretty cool idea. I think it should be part of a challenge. “OK models, you have to finish the garments, while you are in them….”

      • jonnyf8

        It makes you miss Models of the Runway doesn’t it?

    • MoHub

      Closest I’ve seen was Daniel V. in season 2 not being ready for his finale runway and having the models sew buttons on their garments.

      • dschubba

        I’ve seen models assist their designer before, but actually altering the garment behind the designer’s back? What’d it look like before it hit the runway?

  • David George

    Thank you for calling out Ken in the only way he deserves to be.

    “SHE IS ONE MEREDITH BAXTER ROLE AWAY FROM A LIFETIME MOVIE ABOUT A RUSSIAN FACTORY WORKER WHO GOES POSTAL!”

    I am stealing this!

    • Kristy Sheldon

      Ken is more annoying than Sustainicornhole!

  • Inspector_Gidget

    The product placement is just over the top now. They aren’t even trying to integrate the sponsorship anymore.

    “Here are some new cars from our sponsor. You can use them for inspiration. Or not. We don’t really care, but they paid a lot for this commercial.”

    That was literally the challenge!

  • Inspector_Gidget

    This season is an endless well of Stealth Bitches. Who will pop up out of nowhere to shout down all the other contestants when Ken goes home?

    • MoHub

      Alexandria

  • jonnyf8

    I’m going to defend Ken here. Last night’s dress was pretty bad but I just looked back at what he’s turned out so far and it mostly looks pretty good to me. I know he got loud but it appeared to me that the girls were completely ignoring him and talking over him – so yeah he probably felt like he had to start yelling and when the teams were announced (not by any kind of random draw) EVERYONE said they felt sorry for him getting stuck with Sue. Alexandra is a complete bully. She wasn’t any nicer to Sue on the Runway than she was to Ken. With Ken you know what you’re dealing with Alexandra you get the passive aggressive bus rolling over you.

    • demidaemon

      To me, he’s endlessly circling the outskirts of Tacky Town with an occasional visit to Tacky Town Central. This look was no different. He was only saved by Sue’s inability to do much of anything without drapeable fabric.

    • Gloriana Reginata

      Can’t agree with you. Ken decided, from the moment the group was announced, to be negative at every turn. He sulked in the car, said he didn’t want wallpaper but gave no reason to prefer food – did nothing creative and, by the time he finally had something concrete to offer (in the workroom), could only do so in the most insulting manner. Look at the contrast with Bradon, who had his own dress sewn up and nothing at risk in the challenge, but actively helped his team mates. Or Alexandra, who might not have been ‘nice’ on the runway, but was spending the last of her time helping Sue finish sewing, after having completed a look that got more positive responses from the judges than Ken’s.

      Sue was the correct choice to leave, but if Ken had gone under with her, it would have served him right for being obnoxious. I can’t see him in the top three anyway, so the people who will have to suffer from him remaining are any future team members he might land up with.

  • Sweetpea176

    Was the mystery of the mouse ears solved? Did I miss that?

    • madscntst

      Oh yes – Fred, Velma, and Daphne came up with this super complicated plan while Shaggy and Scooby chased June Ambrose around the set. It turns out June was really old man Cheevers in disguise and was trying to ruin the fashion industry by sporting those stupid looking bumps on top of her head. Mystery solved!

    • nannypoo

      I wondered the same thing myself, but I figured everyone but me must be in on the joke and I didn’t want to reveal that I am not a knowledgeable fashionista. She looked ridiculous. There, I said it.

    • chof1

      If *ever* there was an episode that needed a post on “Judging the Judges” – this was it!

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

    How does Karen keep out from the bottom three??? She’s not a major contributor to the workroom drama, nor is she especially bitchy in the confessionals. Once again she made an ill-fitting, ugly garment. That is a terrible, shapeless sack that just hangs on her model. It was the worst thing up there to me. Why is she still on the show?

    • Shawn EH

      It is made out of place mats, however, I think it’s also the best thing she’s made. It had a little bit of a Mila neo-geo vibe.

      • MoHub

        Not anywhere near Mila’s level, but it was definitely Karen’s best effort.

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

          It still made her model look fat in the torso when she isn’t at all. I just watched the episode. It’s even worse in the video. Ugh.

  • eli122

    They should rename this show in who is going too win and who should win. Its like they think we are blind or stupid, o wait they doo

  • AutumnInNY

    Agree with you TLo on all counts. Ridiculous decisions all around. “they make their own reality over there” should be the show’s tag line.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      Yes, TLo. Have yet to even teeter on disagreeing with you on any count so far.

  • DeTrop

    Once again you nailed it. Product Runway. As I mentioned elsewhere, let’s be thankful that Depends, Always and Cialis aren’t sponsors.

    Bradon was the clear winner and both he and Alexander elevated Miranda last night. Their three looks were the best, imo. It doesn’t bother me that Alexander’s look are OTT. Up to now they’ve had very few real challenges. And, he’s creative and entertaining. Contrast him with Karen, Helen and Miranda. Who would you prefer to see?

    Kate’s outfit last night was a streetwalker special and Karen – good grief it looked like a materials board where contractors come in to choose an item or two. Ill fitting yet again. Jeremy’s dress was smashing, except for the bust line.

    Goodbye Sue. You weren’t the worst last night, but if you can’t use a sewing machine and you have one day to make an entire outfit, you put yourself at a disadvantage. Worse, you put ANY team you are on at a disadvantage and that’s just not fair. That they have to stand on the runway and make excuses for you or call you out is, again, not fair.

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

      I’m glad you mentioned Kate’s dress. It looked like something Sandro would have made. I can’t figure out how she made it so short and managed to put a slit in the side. Because, you know, it really needed a side slit. The lack-of-length and the cut-outs weren’t enough. (I don’t necessarily have an issue with that sort of dress. Sandro made one or two things I liked, slutty though they were.)

      The issue is, more than once, the judges tore Sandro up and down over his taste level. Then they acted like Kate sent some elegant, unique bit of fashion down the runway. It was total BS, and it kind of pissed me off.

      And I cannot believe I just defended Sandro.

      • greenwich_matron

        Completely agree. It also really annoyed me the way they carried on about the black rice bedazzling. It looked like a group of girl scouts were commissioned to make a costume for sci-fi porn.

        • BeccaGo

          That is the greatest analogy ever.

  • bertkeeter

    Agree w / u 2 100 %….on everything. Bradon’s look by far the best, again! I so wish someone would ROYALLY let Ken have it! He’s a true pompous ass! Typical QUEEN attitude usually found on a stool late at nighty in some tired bar, mouthing off about how the world has done him wrong. Go away!

  • jahphotogal

    This season has made me very uncomfortable. I feel like both Sandro and Ken have been literally emotionally abusive to the women, and the women are acting like they’re being abused – shutting up out of real fear for what these men might do. It’s really creepy – it’s crossed a line and the producers or Tim or someone should make it stop. It’s not fun or funny or entertaining, it’s awful.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      At this rate Lifetime could recycle scenes from this season into one of their terrible “original” movies.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Agreed. Emotional abuse is not entertainment, and this is also flat-out misogyny. I don’t want to watch it.

      They need to work on their screening in a major way.

  • OldPandaDayz

    Agreed with everything- The glitter on the sides of Jeremy’s dress looked beyond tacky to me; and the bust was awful imo. But I guess we as the viewers were just supposed to be happy that when Sandro showed up this week he wasn’t wearing a Zac Posen skin suit and trying to murder all the other contestants.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Actually, that would have been sort of entertaining.

  • joancarol

    I just realized Brandon’s dress had a seat bel!!. Did they even mention it? I fast forwarded through most of the sewing room BS. I watch a little at the beginning to get the set up, and then whiz right to the end. The manufactured drama is obvious and sickening. New-Jersey- House-wives-wanna-be.

    • Susan Bigler

      Nice. I wondered why he put a sash on the dress. Now it makes sense.

  • http://kathrynb.net/ Kate Borbas

    I missed the first 1/2 hour and was beyond perplexed attempting to figure out what the intended challenge was, let alone the rules to play by.

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

    My apologies if some has already said this. I’ve gone through the comments as best I can, and haven’t seen it anywhere.

    I almost fell off my couch from laughing when Heidi asked Sue “How did you get on this show if you can’t sew?” Really, Heidi? Good lord, does she think viewers have such a short memory that we’ve forgotten about the previous winner who also couldn’t sew? This show never ceases to entertain me, in all the wrong ways.

    • meowing

      Yeah, and Heidi fell all over herself praising Anya’s glorified muu-muus, sleeveless, of course.

    • Montavilla

      To be fair, Anya could thread the machines.

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

        True, but that’s about all she could do.

        I do bust on Anya sometimes, but I actually liked her. It wasn’t her fault the producers decided that she was the chosen one. I really don’t have anything against her; it’s her winning that annoyed me.

        Anyway, I just couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Heidi ask that question. As @EveEve:disqus pointed out, Heidi’s a producer. She has enough power to nix any candidate she doesn’t want on the show. She was either being disingenuous, or she had a brain fade that lasted long enough for her to forget all about Anya.

    • janierainie

      Nice catch! That totally slipped past me.

    • EveEve

      Given that Heidi is one of the show’s producers, her disingenuous rhetorical question was more than a little laughable. Sue got on the show because YOU put her on the show, Heidi. There’s a surprising amount of cannon fodder this season. (Raise your hand if you know who Karen is, and can remember one of her designs before this most recent one. Uh huh.) Of course, I thought that Patricia, the Native American princess from last season would be gone in a flash, and she was manipulated into the finale.

  • leilah

    How on earth can you have a winning design where the bust looks like tanning goggles? I rolled my eyes so hard I was seeing stars ….

  • Kimberlini

    Yes, Bradon’s dress was the best but, of course, it’s not a shocker that it didn’t win. That’s happened a zillion times. But I really expected Jeremy’s dress to receive a ton of criticism for the bust especially from Heidi. Instead praise??? WTF??

    • Targettaste

      Well, have you seen how some of Heidi’s clothes fit in the bust?

    • MoHub

      If Joanna Coles had been there—

  • guest2visits

    Did anyone see what Jeremy used for his dress..was it place mats…shades.. tablecloth? I don’t think I have any will to watch this one over again.

    • Carrps

      Placemats.

      • guest2visits

        Thanks.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      And glue and glitter, which actually looked better than I thought it would.

      • guest2visits

        Bradon used those rafia-shades for his long floating gown. I missed Jeremy’s construction with placemats – too much stuff juggling in the air I guess, like last week. So much noise.

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

          “So much noise.”

          Indeed. It was like a combination three ring circus/pro wrestling match. And I don’t like either one of those things.

  • Sweetvegan

    For Bradon to win, his team would have to win. Then they’d have to pretend that Justin’s and Miranda’s looks were decent. That would’ve been tough. I think they were right in declaring Kate, Karen and Jeremy the winning team, but they should’ve told Bradon, “Your look could have won, but the rest of your team’s collection wasn’t good enough.”

    • NoNeinNyet

      That would have been much more accurate than “Your team was a close second.”

    • OrigamiRose

      Didn’t they do that last season on a three-person team challenge? I can’t remember who the other two were (maybe Kate?) but they were told, “You’d have won, but Patricia’s dress sucked.”

      • Sweetvegan

        Yes, exactly!

    • MoHub

      Bradon had Alexander on his team, not Justin. Justin was with Dom and Helen.

      • Sweetvegan

        Thanks, MoHub!

  • unbornfawn

    From now on whenever someone makes crappy pants out of beautiful fabric, we’ll be able to say, I’ve seen pants made out of wallpaper that fit better than that.

    Brandon’s was head and shoulder’s the clear winner.

    You could tell by the way Jeremy’s model was walking that her breasts would barely stay in those itty bitty cups. Breasts gentleman, Women have breasts! They are round and soft and bouncy and can be damn fun.

  • d4divine

    I thought Jeremy deserved the win. The fit of his dress was fantastic, manipulating and cutting placemats to fit that well was a win win IMO and it hit was spot on for the challenge….sleek, modern, unique materials blah blah. Bradon’s dress was nice, but as far as materials go, what he used was almost as close to actual fabric as one could get…which is, as Tim said, a no no with the judges…because it was so well made, the judges chose to ignore that fact. Also, that dress was pure Marchesa.

    • Stubenville

      Actually the raffia was quite stiff and Bradon had to literally crease and break it over and over to get to to drape.

      • d4divine

        i know that…but it is still a flat sheet that resembles fabric and designers use raffia on gowns a lot….nothing groundbreaking on that front. As a matter of fact, when they commented to Tim about how they had to mold the raffia…I rolled my eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I like Bradon, I’m just not gushing over that dress.

    • Lilithcat

      The fit of his dress was fantastic

      I hope I never have a dress that fits like that. The model’s boobs were likely to fall out any second.

      • d4divine

        I hope you never buy a dress made of placemats that have been fitted to you in a matter of minutes. ;-)

  • Thom

    I’ve volunteered at a soup kitchen, and I’m surprised that Ken, for a guy who’s been 4 times homeless, is as hot-headed and bitchy as he is: his very first altercation with Sandro reminded me of some of the arguments our guests would get into. I’m sad to see someone so un-self-aware.

    I’m really tired of seeing such nasty people on this show, and/or of the show being edited for maximum drama and nastiness.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I’m tired of the nasty people, too. Note to producers: These are not interesting characters. They’re tiresome.

      • Inspector_Gidget

        Amen. These are the types of people I go out of my way to avoid in reality. Why on Earth would I want to sit and give them attention on TV?

      • Kristy Sheldon

        Stronger than a note to producers. Many people are tiring on this nonsense. It looks like the beginning of the end. Which is a shame, cause the original concept of this show was fun enough to get it to it’s 12th season.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          It’s an awesome concept, which is why I keep tuning in, hoping that the concept will pan out again. But yes, these guys need a warning.

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

      You know, I have yet to encounter anyone, on-line or otherwise, who likes the sort of nastiness we’ve seen lately, e.g., Josh, Ivy, Sandro, Ken. Someone must love it, or Bunim/Murray and Lifetime wouldn’t encourage it. What’s really weird is the idea that Lifetime’s target demographic thinks this is entertainment. It’s mostly female, and I don’t know many women, or men for that matter, who are amused by this sort of behavior. So who in hell wants to see this crap?

  • Karen Clark

    I wish Ken Snarly Kitty would have been sent home. He’s just nasty! And, of course, Bradon was the clear winner. And I predict now he will be up for elimination soon (as contrived as possible) so Tim can use his ‘save.’ We know how things happen in PR World.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    The only reason I can think of that Bradon’s didn’t win is that he used a tablecloth (eg, fabric replacement). I wasn’t that impressed with the winning team, either.

    I actually liked Dom’s a lot more last night than in the stills, but I still think the shoulder detail was very good and a case of using the materials well. What the heck? You’re working with wallpaper and paste… build something up!

    Jeremy: Cute dress, but yes, the bust seemed odd to me.

    Karen: Has not yet made clothes that seem to fit. But interesting textures, anyway.

    Kate: I think they gave her points for using the unconventional materials a lot better than most of the teams. I would give points for this as well, but they were mostly embellishments, not really construction with foreign materials.

    Sue: Deserved auf. They need to screen for people who actually have the technical skills to play the game. If you can’t use the machines and make patterns, you’re out before you get a judging panel for design. You may have great ideas, but if you can’t make them happen within the confines of the show, you shouldn’t be on it.

    Ken: I can’t even. I stopped paying attention after the crack about forty-year-old women (43, here).

    Alexandria: Eh. Interesting vest. She’d have been middle of the road if it hadn’t been a team challenge.

    Justin: A lot of work for a dull outfit.

    Dom: Nice use of the materials, as mentioned.

    Helen: Kind of bridesmaid, but not bad.

    Alexander: I actually liked this, drag queen-y or not. I love the scarf thing.

    Miranda: Played well with others this week. I guess it really was just Sustainicorn she wasn’t getting along with. And hey, no bare midriff. Middle of the road, but progress.

    Bradon: Excellent work. A lot of fabric replacement material, but the mini-blind sash was worth the price of admission.

    • 3boysful

      Alexander: I think he had an “avant garde” design in his back pocket that he was dying to whip out.

      Jeremy: Seems like a nice guy who actually has tailoring skills, but I cannot believe that he was allowed to sprinkle glue and glitter on his dress and no one yelled “Craft project!”.

    • Carrps

      Bradon didn’t use a tablecloth. He used raffia blinds and a foam egg crate mattress pad.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I thought he said on the runway that it was a tablecloth.

        • Lilithcat

          Because his team was neither top nor bottom, he didn’t have the opportunity to say anything on the runway.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Hmm. I will have to watch again. Dammit. I could have sworn he said “tablecloth” at some point, but you’re right… couldn’t have been on the runway.

          • Kristy Sheldon

            I think I heard that too. But I am not sure from whom, as the level of whining and making excuses is so rampant, all of their voices are starting to sound the same.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            I re-watched. It was while the model was walking the runway. It’s listed as one of the materials (plastic table cloth) and he mentions it as well.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      Kate’s dress was slutty and unimpressive. I would not have worn that when I was 20 years old.

      • MoHub

        Absolutely. Pure hooker wear.

  • Samuel Joesph Donovan

    “We can be patient.”

    BEAUTIFUL.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      I thought we were already exercising our patience.

  • Call me Bee

    Gosh darn I wish I would have remembered about this post earlier in the day. So late today…

    Anyway–I was irked by the obvious gushing over Kate and her team even thought the garments were no where near as interesting or well made as Miranda’s team. But I feel that she’s cannon fodder to the judges and they just can’t give her any iota on encouragement. I’m not getting too worked up about it, but the injustice bothers me.

    And what the heck was with dragging Russian Asshole back into the workroom to apologize??!?! And then he didn’t apologize to Helen, he just belabored their argument. What a dick, and what dicks the producers are to make him appear again.

    • mhleta

      I thought about why they brought the Sandro back. I bet it was Tim’s doing. I could see him saying, “Once this airs, no one will hire him and he’ll starve to death.” And while we’re on the subject, while I wouldn’t defend Sandro’s bad behavior, I hold Ken equally responsible for that dust-up. He was the one who escalated it to that level. He’s a nasty little piece of work, that Ken.

  • alyce1213

    I think Ken should have been aufed. His design was, in the end, even worse that Sue’s and I’ve seen nothing from him that makes me want to see more. Sue, even without machine sewing skills, might have come up with better work and certainly more interesting work down the road. Granted, she did not prepare herself for the realities of PR, and she sure crapped out this week, but not as bad as Ken, and she’s got a much better aesthetic.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      This was not the first time Sue pussed out.

      • Kristy Sheldon

        At first, I was under the impression that she had more balls that she turned out to have. She is the first one that had good reason to kick Sandro in the balls and put him in his place, when he said it was best for her to shut up and let him be the boss. At that point, she was done for.

  • s elin

    I’ve been trying to figure out who Karen reminds me of and yesterday it hit me: Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudro) from “Friends.” Kate must know where the bodies are buried; the judges are way too enthusiastic about her work. For that matter, Karen, Helen, Miranda, Justin, and Ken must be holding someone’s only child for ransom. There is no other reason for them to be on this show.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      Somebody said she reminded them of Drew Barrymore, but I did not see it.

      • bmt02

        It is her voice – accent and inflection – that remind me of Drew Barrymore.

  • mhleta

    Bradon’s dress was so mind-blowingly cool it actually looked like some sort of special digital effects had been added as it walked down the runway. It morphed, and blurred and moved in such an gorgeous way. Really exceptional. I have nothing good to say about any of the other designs, particularly those on the “winning” team. The winning dress was awful and looked every bit the craft project that it was. Mind boggling.

    • myristica_fragrans

      gay daddy’s bust cups were a joke! they looked glued on.

  • Sonja Brisson

    Wedding dress was Siriano level and everything else was not-so-much. Luckily, I only caught the last 20 minutes and the tlo blog and did not have to suffer through trying to make the connection to cars to wallpaper to napkins to couture _?

    They also need to replace Zack Posen and pretty much every other guest judge so far this season.

    If they don’t get it together, they are going to have to distribute Walter White’s Blue Sky to raise the design energy level. The bitching, the complaining, the lack of actual design chops except by Bradon and maybe Helen is making it not-worth-watching-TV. Amplifies the siren call of Netflix…Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Breaking Bad and classic Audrey Hepburn movies await you.And no frigging stupid product placements.

    Achtung, Heidi!

  • myristica_fragrans

    i feel like ken set his team up to fail by going into the challenge with a stank attitude to begin with.

  • mhleta

    I’d like to pit Sue against Anya to see who’s sewing skills are more lacking. I kind of like Sue. She handled Sandro really well with that, “don’t talk to me like that, man.” Shut that boy down, and not a tear in sight. She really needs some sunscreen though. Really really.

    • guest2visits

      I liked her from her casting interview; she was so passionate about this new endeavor into creating clothing. Even though I didn’t think she would win – I wanted to see a little more of what she could do. I think this PR experience was a huge leap outside the zone of what she has taught herself – but she seems pretty tough (or tenacious), this might help make her a better designer overall. Sunscreen AND conditioner….

  • janierainie

    I’ve been grousing about this show the last few seasons, but I haven’t said I’m not going to watch. This season though, I find myself not really caring. I barely watch it. I fast forward through almost the entire show. I just can’t stand the ridiculousness of the decisions anymore, and the people that belong in extended therapy making everyone miserable. I hate to see people behaving so bad. Maybe the older shows made up for it with interesting design. I just can’t stand this.

  • MoHub

    And Dom was robbed again!

    • Kristy Sheldon

      Maybe so. But death is coming for that spiked/raised collar look. It was done to it’s near end with Chris March.

  • Lilyana_F

    Lol, this show is so damn delusional, from the crazy-ass overcomplicated challenges to the messy, inconsistent judging. Everyone with eyes and their mother saw the clear winner, but let’s keep pretending.

    Also Ken, doll, you need to dial down the death stares and dramatic tone a notch or ten.

  • Judy_J

    Am I the only one who thinks Ken looks like Carnen Ghia from the original movie version of The Producers?

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

      A-hahahahaha! You are spot on.

      P.S. The original movie is so much better than the stage musical. I saw the musical a few years ago and was really disappointed. The original movie was perfect, and shouldn’t have been messed with.

      • Judy_J

        I agree. I never saw the remake…didn’t want to. Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder ARE The Producers.

  • NMMagpie

    I have no problem with the number of unconventional material challenges. That’s where some of the best and quirkiest creative has come from.

    That being said, Tim’s stankface when Justin’s model walk ed the runway was PRICELESS! (Who knew he could throw down like that?)

  • shanna bowie

    I feel like the judges really love Kate this season so if you’re in her group you will be marched to the top no matter what.

  • http://huesday.tumblr.com/ Maya Banerjee

    Sue’s model looks so incredibly familiar to me. Was she on the show before or on ANTM or something? It’s been driving me crazy.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    Last night was a freakin’ joke.
    Good points: Tim going off on Team Trainwreck, Nina adding further blows.
    Sucky points: Everything else, especially them fawning over Kate yet again. This bitch would have to take a shit in Posen’s lap before messing up, but they would probably overpraise the smell.

    • Kristy Sheldon

      And hats off to the designers that rolled their eyes at Sandro’s apology sandwich. Who cares. His psycho, caveman attitude should have never been rewarded with that scene where Tim carried him into the workroom on a leash to apologize to and insult the people who were clearly glad to be rid of him. They are just asking for another violent outburst by rewarding that bad behavior.

      • silaria

        Did… did anyone notice that he didn’t actually apologize? He kept walking right up to the line, but then he’d pull back and throw shade. If he’s actually just said he was sorry, the producers *might* have convinced someone to tearfully proclaim that Sandro was actually a good guy at heart (which was clearly what they were aiming for).

        • OrigamiRose

          I really couldn’t even understand what the hell Sandro *was* saying. Something about Kate (or Helen?), you’re so close to me and garbledgarbledgarbled…. I think it’s so rude that the show subtitles Justin, yet when it comes to old Russian Mumblesmouth we’re supposed to know precisely what’s being said.

  • Trisha26

    Bradon, Miranda, and Alexander’s was the clear winning team with Bradon the winner. I think the producers just put the teams in a hat this week and kept pulling the names out until they got to Kate’s. I actually didn’t mind her so much last year but now – OMG – she’s so giggly and “in the know,” acting like she & the judges are in on some private joke. I HATED her dress. Her teammates’ looks were less than nothing special.

    Sue was reminding me so much of “can’t-sew-Anya-let-me-cut-a-hole-here-so-the-model-can-put-it-on” I was sure she was a lock for the finale! Sue, Ken, and Alexandria’s collection didn’t look “that bad” even if it looked like 3 versions of the same dress. I laughed when the judges actually saw Alexandria’s up close and admitted it was well-made – I thought her top was interesting. Ken was def portrayed badly in the “bitch-edit,” although we did see his suggestions and ideas being shot down by Sue and Alexandria while shopping and in the workroom. I almost wonder if he gave up some material so Sue could make something after she scrapped her shower curtain monstrosity. Wasn’t his garment looking better than the final piece in earlier shots?

  • Michelle Gennari

    I just cannot believe Bradon didn’t win last night. So ridiculous.

  • Angie

    I think the judges must have decided that raffia was too much like “regular material” for an “unconventional material” challenge — that is the *only* reason I can think that Bradon’s team didn’t win. Heidi did say Bradon’s team was a “close second” . . . maybe Kate’s team using things from the grocery story (black rice, seeds, etc) is what put them over the top. Or just plain old producer manipulation (Occam’s razor). {shrug}

  • fnarf

    I like how nobody even gets mad anymore when they pull this bullshit, because everybody knows that everything about this show is bullshit through and through. Hearing them gush over the godawful bust on Jeremy’s gown was hilarious. The only thing I wonder is, do you think they know how ridiculous they are? Because Nina, at least, seems like she has a clue some of the time.

    • adnama79

      Except for the whole Gretchen thing.

      Sometimes I wonder if Heidi is throwing the most ridiculous comments out, like praising the bust, b/c they are so patently false she wants to get a wink-wink in there?

  • psychoblonde

    Yet again, I am baffled by Kate. From the first episode when they mentioned the 3 possible returning designers, only two of them were interesting and above average designers and instead, we got a forgettable mediocre contender. And this week’s dress was just “sloppy futuristic hooker.”

    The winning team, in my mind, should’ve been in 3rd place. Jeremy’s dress was so boring and bland that I thought it was odd he kept declaring he would win. Especially considering he could see what Bradon’s team was making.

    Zack Posen is also starting to scare me. I hope they get MK back. :(

  • martha

    What was the skirt of Bradon’s dress made of?

    • Stubenville

      Raffia window blinds.

  • putacorkinit

    Aside from Bradon, there doesn’t see to be anyone who can design real fashion combine it with competent construction skills. That did not used to be a problem with this show.

  • A Z

    Are the placemats that Jeremy used not fabric? I know it’s not exactly the same as a shower curtain – it’s a stiff shower curtain cut into little rectangles that you put your dinner on….but it’s still f’n fabric.

  • adnama79

    The manipulation on this episode started with the announcement of teams: The losing team will be, I mean team one will be…

    • silaria

      Seriously. Not even a pretense of randomness. It was pretty amazing.

  • Anniebet

    Bradon won this. Judges heads need to be pulled from their nether regions. They got it right on the elimination, though. Now Sue can spend more time working on her tan. ;p

    A large part of Bradon’s success is his model. Seems to me she’s the only one this season who actually looks like she belongs in couture modeling.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      I’m telling you, Ya is killin’ it!

      • Anniebet

        Ya, she is.

        Love your name.

        • lilyvonschtupp

          Thanks! :o)

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    Has anyone noticed that Miranda’s model is the same model who wore no shoes or makeup when she was with Timothy? After that she got picked up by Helen, and she modeled Helen’s train wreck evening gown. Now she’s with Miranda. Her longevity on the show isn’t looking all that good, but she looked pretty in this last runway show.

  • roverrun

    Hi guys, I know we’re all super busy with this challenge, but I need you to pay me RIGHT NOW. Thanks go card!

    • Nels P. Highberg

      Or, I know we’re all busy, but the producers what you to pay me RIGHT NOW so they can mention Go Card again.

      • roverrun

        Because I’m going to buy a new car, fill it with carnival prize animals and go eat some kind of frozen yogurt; all these things that have to do with fashion!

  • Annie Lure

    It IS product runway. I’ve no problem with product placement in and of itself, but I do have a problem with conflating the products with the design brief. The whole thing becomes too damn convoluted: the car! nice curves! mimic them in the design! the wallpapers! wait, what about the color of the car! the berries!

    I like– LIKED– the unconventional challenges, but they’re becoming less and less interesting. Gone are the days when designers were criticized for using fabric substitutes such as shower curtains, tablecloths, and wrapping paper. Now they’re to make garments out of wallpapers and stuffed animals (the latter being actual fabric). The hardware store challenge was the best because it demanded the designers convey their aesthetics using construction techniques that go beyond clothes-making (and gluing onto muslin). I recall Maya’s topography of a jacket achieved through impressive use of Venitian blinds. Mila engineered an entire garment with paint-tray liners. THAT is what one should expect from the designers (provided they are given access to such materials).

    One thing I abhor is the casting of designers who lack rudimentary skills such as cutting fabric on grain– the first thing you learn– or threading a machine. My machine, a mechanical Brother, doesn’t contain a drop-in bobbin; thus, I have to wind the bobbin. I have to bring up the bobbin thread. Is it fun? Nope. Is it hard? Absolutely not. Not being able to do it is inexcusable in a sewing contest. As is the inability to make patterns. You may prefer to drape, but pattern-making is an essential skill for anyone considering him/herself a seasoned designer. Patterns aren’t very easy to make. I would use existing patterns for my first sewing projects. In time, I moved away from them as I wanted to see what I could create on my own using what I’d learned. Devote time to studying patter-making, Sue. You’ll be a far better designer for it.

    This episode’s garments:

    Bradon’s was the most accomplished. It has the markings of a well-wrought piece: he artfully draped the material, giving the impression of a sculptured, fabric-made, confection of a gown. Alexander’s wasn’t a bad effort at all, but while I can see the fantasy-oriented approach, that collar is not pleasing in configuration. Model seems to collapse under its weight. As for Miranda: what she’s able to do is on a par with what comprises the first few sewing projects for many people– myself included– who sew for a hobby.

    Jeremy’s dress, while decent, was not win-worthy. Know a woman’s body. He likened poppy seeds to glitter/bedazzling, tho. I kind of like that. I appreciate Karen’s use of mixed media in creating a mod-inspired dress, but the whole thing’s overwrought. Kate’s garment ain’t bad, but it’s very cliche: I want to do “edgy” and “futuristic”! Let’s do hip- and shoulder wings and slap on a big-ass cuff.

    Won’t discuss the other garments. They’re in varying degrees of awfulness.

  • SeamsFunny

    Im telling my age here but, during some of those long stares, does Ken remind anyone of Carmen Ghia? (Hint: Mel Brook’s The Producers 1968)

    Just sayin.

    • alyce1213

      I’ll never forget anything about the funniest movie ever made. Ever.

    • Judy_J

      He looks like Carmen, and he’s got the attitude.

  • DCSheehan

    I wish I liked Bradon but he just annoys me more and more every week. Proposing by reality TV when your fiancee won’t see it for weeks/months? Telling Sue he wished they’d worked together just when he safely can’t? It’s all felt put on, and not real. It’s engineered to make him look endearing. He knows the game and is playing. Fine, but also fake. I’m cynical and evil though so there’s that.

    • Eric Stott

      I like him and I think he’s probably a decent person, but he’s also a trained dancer – which also means he’s something of an actor. I think he’s very controlled and calculated – which might help him avoid problems.

  • chof1

    Doesn’t anyone have anything to say about the guest judge’s fuzzy ears? Especially T&L? So disappointing. Bring back “Judging the Judges”, please!

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Finally got here! Totally agree with you guys. I DID think that making any kind of garment out of wall paper was a pretty good trick, though, even if the fit wasn’t perfect. I mean, really, WALLPAPER?

  • JLH

    I can’t get enough of Bradon’s model, or Bradon, for that matter. She is so incredible to look at and his designs are on point.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      I’m willing to root for Bradon just so Ya could get those 25Gs for her family.

  • pattie capet

    after tim cries next week, he should quit. that would be a true lifetime moment.

    • Eric Stott

      I’d love to see Tim shout “I’ve had enough of this!” stalk out of the building and into the nearest bar to have a screaming fit over a gin and tonic.

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

        I’d pay good money to see that. When Tim loses it and yells “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,” the cameras had better be right on it.

        • Eric Stott

          I want him to stand in the workroom and scream ” I Quit!……but before I leave”, then stalk into the makeup room and lock lips with the hot moustache guy.

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

    I was trying to refresh my memory about past contestants when I saw this on Wikipedia:

    “All Stars: Season 3[edit source | editbeta]

    Although not officially renewed by Lifetime, it was announced that a third All Stars season is in the works with Alyssa Milano as the host.[23] Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman are also returning as judges.[23] The season started production in late June 2013, and is set for a fall premiere.[23]”

    What???? Already??? Who are they trying to give a win to that the producers thought was “unfairly” passed over? Laura Kathleen? Stanley? Daniel Moustache? Melissa or Christopher from S10?? I know they are not trying to reward anyone from before season 9 with this 3rd All Stars!

    • MilaXX

      They often film All Star seasons and regular season concurrently, then we get back to back PR “seasons”. At this point they can just start calling them cycles like ANTM.

  • JaCory Deon

    This is Brandon’s to lose for sure and the fact that they didn’t want to give him another win (and make it too obvious, when his was the best garment) proves it. Jeremy’s was pure Christmas Eve Drag Realness…it wasn’t horrible but obviously inferior to a couple of better ones (Dom’s and Kate’s).

    It was odd that Team Blonde+ felt cowed by Ken and couldn’t stand up to him, especially since the two women towered over him. What was even odder was that he was copping that HBIC attitude when nothing he’s presented so far shows a talent to back it up. They were a bit wrong to lay into Alexandria over her garment which imho wasn’t so bad but when are we gonna get a tough woman on this show who won’t be bullied by some so-so male designer? In any case, maybe Sue is just some sort of old school couturier and not meant for the constraints of this show but kudos to her for behaving like an adult through the whole thing.

  • Christopher Burdick

    I am so over the in your face product promotion, but I have to laugh at the comment under the picture of the car, “Make a dress out of this! You have three hours.” On Project Runway Australia a few years ago, they actually did that very challenge using a Fiat. It was fantastic challenge, and the designers really made some amazing looks. This was a wasted opportunity to rip apart a car.

    • nancymae

      PR already did that challenge during Leann’s season (season 5 I think) and it was great. Too bad they didn’t just base this season’s challenges on the greatest hits of seasons past.

    • MilaXX

      That’s where they got Korto’s infamous car parts dress.

  • sarah jacobs

    Two things are bugging me about the Sue auf
    1-the aged lady thing…you can’t be a woman over 35 and stay on the show. it seems to be the law
    2-the model sewed the dress……actually not so much. it was a stitch or two on the strap..that’s it. Something that could have been done by safety pin instead. Ans actually her garment was not demonstrably worse than several of the others on the show this week..the paper pants..not so nice..the winning dress…not so terrific, Miranda’s crinkly mess?

    • BeccaGo

      Laura Bennett was 42. Mila was 40. Patricia was 46. Just sayin’.

      • sarah jacobs

        There is an extra helping of bitchy when the older women contestants are discussed both on the show and frankly, here.

        What you do get as an older designer is an ability to design for the imperfect body. You also, if you pay attention to such things have a longer understanding of fashion, fashion history and the meaning of fashion…Ken’s sneering ” I don’t design for 40 year olds” is unfortunately all too common on the show.

        Frankly, I have lost patience with very young designer contestants who toss around fashion terms that they clearly don’t understand. Fashion forward is not just a big- ass collar. Many of the phrases they toss around actually mean specific things.

        • kaydenpat

          But Sue couldn’t use the sewing machines and could only sew by hand. Not sorry to see her go and it has nothing to do with her age.

          • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

            True. And though that made her participation in the show unwise – it did not mean she was unable to design and design well. I rather liked what I’d seen online regerding her collections. Her work on the show….not so much. I mean – it’s Project Runway, people! Go summer with a local costume house, or college theatre and LEARN HOW TO SEW. That’s where I learned – and was taught how to use every freakin’ machine under the sun (sergers were my nemesis…I always had a devil of a time threading the damn things!). Sue could have done that. But she chose not to – and it cost her. But I do agree with Sarah Jacobs that older female AND male designers tend to get dissed. I’m especially thinking of Bert Keeter, and the way he was treated.

          • sarah jacobs

            Actually…no. she could and did sew by machine. She had trouble threading the industrial machines but did not complain that she had trouble sewing with them. Also what the model actually sewed was a matter of a couple of stitches on the shoulder strap. Both the folks on the show and commentators here made it sound like the model sewed up the entire dress in the bathroom…the model sewed the front of the strap to the back. It could be done in one stitch. We have all seen more egregious stuff on the show that was not called out with such disdain.

            Do I think that she ought to have practiced sewing on an industrial machine?absolutely. I really don’t think that sue deserves the constant haranguing about how incompetent she was. That jacket she wore on the last show was TDF…it looked like elephant skin..and clearly she transformed some other skin to look that way.

  • eljay

    I was sulking becausae of the quality of work and poof there was Bradon’s. And hope in humanity is restored.

  • judybrowni

    Since when does making a model’s tits look microscopic — while giving her hips wings — is a win?

    Ugh to mostly everything else but Bradon.

  • VicksieDo

    I just watched this epi. Ken is PSYCHO. If he was my boss, I’d quit on Day 1. He makes Miranda Priestly look like Mary Tyler Moore. AND, his garment was hideous. People are legit afraid of him. Lemme know when he’s gone and I’ll watch again.

    Now, I think Bradon needs to just be given the title now, BUT Kate is good, and I love her attitude. Dom is also quite good.