T LOunge

Posted on August 08, 2013

Darlings, after a total BITCH of a day, we feel the need to soak in a big ol’ tub of fabulous.

 

Booking Office, St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel

That’ll do. Meet you there.

Guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nina Garcia, Heidi Klum and Zac Posen

Time to vote. Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Beard or Beardless?

 

Talk amongst yourselves. God knows we’ll have plenty to say tomorrow.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for Lifetime - Video Credit: Lifetime]

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I’m slipping in and out quick to wish you all a fun time tonight. Hoist one for me.
      Jesse?
      Bearded please and thank you.

      • Call me Bee

        I’ll open the champers for you, Kiltd. I prefer beardless, so sometime we’ll have to discuss. Have fun!

      • Louise Bryan

        I like the beard, although with it he reminds me of Henry VIII. What I don’t get is why he judging a fashion competition.

        • alyce1213

          He’s a stylish, fashionable guy and he wears clothes well. Also he’s charming and funny and in a top TV comedy. Better qualifications than a lot of their judges.

          • Lily-Rygh

            And he has a line of bow ties to promote.

            I vote beard. Or at least a bit of well-groomed stubble.

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

        Virtual champagne for me as there is none in the house. Gin and tonic, and make it a double for the drama!

      • leilah

        ALWAYS prefer beards/facial hair–well-groomed, of course (unless you’re a Giants reliever)–for me, it amps up “manliness” (having little to do with it); Jesse’s beard takes him from cute to gorgeous … love it!

    • MilaXX

      Beardless. I don’t know if it’s because he’s a ginger or what, but his beard always looked scraggly to me.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      No! I do NOT WANT DRAMA. Seriously. Why do you keep telling me I want drama?

      I want clothes! I want challenges that force the designers to be creative! I want to learn about this alien world called fashion! If I want drama, I’ll call up the teenagers I know and let them at it.

      Oh, and on the question, from what little I’ve seen: Clean-shaven.

      • Sarah

        All On the Line with Joe Zee is good for that. (i.e. learning about the fashion industry and creativity). PR is a circus. Don’t be upset when the animals act crazy – they are caged, you know.

        • StellaZafella

          Until the fences fall down and the inmates escape the asylum, as it appears Vlad of Vulvania does tonight.

          • drdarke

            It’s JURASSIC PARK, StellaZafella!

            “Someone shut Mood off in the rain,
            “I am getting kind of leery,
            “‘Cause Sandro proves my Chaos Theory,
            “And I don’t want him ever coming back…AGAINNNNN!!!!
            “Oh, Nooooo!”

            ::freely ripped off from Weird Al::

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I like Joe Zee, though I never seem to remember when or what channel he’s on.. But I also like the game aspect of PR. I used to do Odyssey of the Mind when I was in school, and the nuttier challenges make me all nostalgic. (One of them that I recall was “Retell Moby Dick in a seven-minute comedy sketch on board the rescue ship. Include an audio-visual presentation.” We also added a two minute rhymed summary, because that’s what my team did.) So I always feel all warm and fuzzy when I hear, “Your materials will be whatever you can find lying around Grand Central Station” or whatnot.

          Sadly, my junior high and high school friends behaved more maturely.

          • Sarah

            I don’t know if that show is even on anymore, but I watched it on Netflix. I never played this game you speak of…I LIKE it, though. I always think of those MIT kind of challenges, like in Apollo 13 where they had to create oxygen scrubbers out of a comb and some dryer sheets or whatever. It all boils down to MacGyver, I guess.

            • BuffaloBarbara

              Yeah, there were engineering challenges, too. I just always did the artsy one. Except one year when I did the balsa wood structure. That wasn’t pretty.

            • Sarah

              You should have seen some of the crap I churned out in Two Dimensional Design, my first year in art school. I was not meant to be a sculptor. I burned that stuff. There is nothing like thinking you’re good “all things artsy” and then finding a huge brick wall of “NO YOU AIN’T” when you go to study a certain thing.

        • Jacob Bowen

          On the Line is DRAMA FILLED! I watch it on Netflix and can’t get through an episode because it is too melodramatic. The people are being helped yet they fight so hard to defy him, except (mostly) Kara Janx, from PR.

          • Sarah

            True. Didn’t say it didn’t have drama, just that it has more about the industry and what it takes to make it. Lesson to take away from the similarity would be that the fashion industry is drama filled by nature, methinks.

      • StellaZafella

        if he weren’t already happily married I’d say: “Send him to me with a little stubble in a quiet room with some shaving equipment and bubble bath”……..ahem.

      • UsedtobeEP

        I thought the same thing. I do not want drama, unless it is inherent in the challenge and comes with talent.

      • drdarke

        Agreed, BuffaloBarbara – I could go the rest of my life without more Sandro drama queen bullshit.

    • wontons

      Oh, that architecture…that’d bring me back to life on the worst day.

      I’d been looking forward to tonight’s show. Then I saw the shots above, remembered the teasers for the tiresome tantrums, and kinda lost my enthusiasm for it.

      Then again, the bow tie thing could be fun.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        The TLounge should be amusing when the dresstestants are being annoying.

        • wontons

          I almost never watch in real time. Maybe I’ll try to do that tonight.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      And please dear God send Prince Vlad of Vulvania home tonight.

      • StellaZafella

        That alone gets my vote and I just logged in to give it…I won’t be around tonight as it’s grant writing season for my non-profit…my head aches already without this PR shit.
        Tho’ I might just sneak a peak to break up the evening.

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

          Good luck with your writing. You will both be missed.

        • leilah

          Good luck with the grant-writing … it’s a jungle out there … been there ovah and ovah (x’s 30)

      • largishbearishAtlish

        he is the “villain” this season, he can’t leave (since they didn’t ‘save’ unicornboy….) he will be around for a few more eps…. don’t you know the casting rules by now? :)

        • MilaXX

          I think there are a few lowkey bitches waiting in the wings for their moment in the sun.

          • Sarah

            Me too. Isn’t that CA European lady kinda mean? And we still have totally unstable Army girl.

      • EveEve

        You got your wish! It wasn’t hard to figure out this would happen – said it last week – assaulting the camera man makes Sandro a walking liability and the show’s lawyers aren’t about to let that behavior go, even if the producers would have loved to keep him around for the drama. Remember Kooan and his freakout?

        • drdarke

          Bye, Sandro!

          Don’t let the door hit you on the ass….

    • 3boysful

      From what I see, I think beard. And I think JTF will be a fun guest judge. Sante, everyone!

    • Sarah

      Gorgeous, although I read that bar as “St. Pancreas,” which made me wonder what the hell he did to get an organ named after him… Nay to Heidi’s bow tie, and Yes to Beards. I like them over not on all occasions. Vikings, Highlanders, Hirsute Men of All Description, you are my favorites.

      • wontons

        I’m gonna have to Google a pic of bearded Jesse. Gingers and beards are among my favorite things.

        • Sarah

          I went out with a fella that dressed as an old-timey prospector for a job, and he was a ginger-bearded blonde. Sigh. I have a raven-tressed biker-y-type now. It all came from a childhood love of Grizzly Adams, I’m pretty sure.

          • largishbearishAtlish

            I have an autographed poster from Grizzly Adams (and one from his son (grandson?) that happened to be there…the kid was def a spitfire!). and have to agree. Beard! Yes please!

            • Sarah

              That is SO cool. I only had the lunchbox.

      • Call me Bee

        The Hubs has had a beard since age 18 or so, and, while he’s grey now, he was a bearded ginger with Viking ancestors.

        • Sarah

          My fiancé has had one since age 14. He’s adopted, but we figure him for a black Irish type, because his parents came from the NC hills and he looks the part. I will never forget the time, around age 18, that I realized that not only could I CRUSH on bearded men, I could DATE them. I was so frikkin’ excited.

      • Peeve

        I read it as “St. Pancreas” as well, while thinking, “Well, isn’t that just like the British!”, and then realizing a letter was missing. Beautiful place! So glad to be here tonight. A shot of Crown, neat, to get me started!

        Yep, like the beard better.

    • NinjaCate

      BEARD! He looks so pale and ginger without it! I can SEE his face getting pinker. And the beard was sexy anyway.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        Hey, Tom’s pale and ginger and beardless, and he’s FABULOUS!

    • Miss_Led

      “He’s missing.” THANK GOD.

      • alyce1213

        I confess. I did it.

        • drdarke

          Okay, @alyce1213:disqus – I just need to know one thing:

          Are you sure you disposed of the body so it won’t be found for a few years? I don’t want to see this fish coming back at us….

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Must we find him?

    • Eric Stott

      Beard. He’s cute without it but sort of a blank slate.

    • Sarah

      Attention BKs!!! In honor of WORLD CAT DAY, a toast to us, to TLo’s kitties, and to cats everywhere, bearded and unbearded!

      • Call me Bee

        I guess that’s why I saw the house feline sipping champagne near the shed with the neighbors’ cats. They were having a big cat-sy party!

        • Sarah

          My cats are laying around, crapping in a box, playing with catnip toys, eating for free, and not earning any money in honor of their special day.

          • alyce1213

            As well they should.

            • Sarah

              Well, I give ‘em today off, but those little furry bastards owe me some loot, I swear. They don’t seem to agree…

            • BuffaloBarbara

              Show them how much Grumpy Cat is making for her owners. they should feel shamed into keeping up. ;p

            • Sarah

              My avatar of the moment (Manders) is my moneymaker, for sure. Look at that beautiful snoot! She could bump out that spoiled smooshy-faced white stuff on the Fancy Feast commercials any day.

            • Qitkat

              Manders is beautiful. Love the red bow and the new avatar.

            • Sarah

              Thank you. She has special laser eyes only for me. She used to be my mom’s kitten; she named her Amanda. So she’s Mandy, really, but Manders a lot of times. I found her for free at a farm. I gave her to mom and she had her for the last two years of her life. Now she’s mine, and treats me just like she treated mama. Smart as the dickens, too, that critter.

            • Call me Bee

              A day off? When do they ever have a day on??!?!

            • Sarah

              A day off from EARNING ME MONEY. I’m talkin’ pet exploitation, man. I love them, but DAMN some litter, food, and medicine costs a lot these days.

      • OrigamiRose

        How is it I am only hearing about this holiday now?? If you have not seen Sharkie, the Roomba-riding cat, get thee to Jezebel for a clip posted around 5:30 this afternoon. It is the perfect video for World Cat Day. Well, for *any* day!

        • BuffaloBarbara

          It’s cat day? Oh, dear. Well, I usually hold off for black cat appreciation day on the seventeenth, but I can appreciate cats of all coat colors today.

          • OrigamiRose

            In my universe, every day – particularly at about 4:30 a.m., when the meow arias begin, demanding a fresh can of Fancy Feast be opened, and served in a preferred spot mind you – is cat day :))

            • BuffaloBarbara

              This is true. And half the time, I’m out of TLounge because my cat doesn’t let me remove my lap from her vicinity during PR. (I think she has a crush on Tim Gunn.)

            • OrigamiRose

              Your cat has excellent taste.

        • MilaXX

          I saw that. I am almost ashamed to admit I bought Stormie a dinosaur costume similar to that. I had dream of taking a cute pic with her on top of her kitty tower. Stormie on the other hand had different ideas about what to do with that costume. Needless to say she won that little discussion.

          • OrigamiRose

            *laughs* Yes, I watched that wondering how much Valium it takes to get Sharkie to remain so calm and nonchalant both during the costuming and the Roomba rides. I can’t even pull the carrier into plain view without a major league s***storm of feline panic being unleashed.

            • MilaXX

              The sad thing is I managed to get it on. So she’s sitting in a corner staring daggers at me and I think, I’ll pop the hood on, snap the pic and be done with it. NOPE! One of the few time she has ever hissed at me. I had to sneak up on her to take it off. We were not on speaking terms for the rest of the night.

            • Sarah

              You need to get a “loaf of bread” cat. I have one of those. He just goes limp and lets you have your way. He isn’t very smart, though. This one in my avatar pic, though – that bowtie was tough to get on, and you see how she stared down the camera after I did it. As if I stole her soul or something.

            • MilaXX

              Stormie tolerates the bow tie, but apparently that’s where she draws the line.

            • OrigamiRose

              Oh dear. But I’m sure you made it up to her with plenty of chin scratches and nose kisses :)

            • MilaXX

              She got her favorite canned food plus the Wellness kitty treats she loves.

            • formerlyAnon

              This is one of the funniest stories I’ve heard this week

            • MilaXX

              This is why the cat has too many toys. I go to the pet store for food & litter and get caught up in the cuteness of everything. The cat has a toy box to contact her various stuffed animals & balls.

            • Sarah

              This white one likes to put all her toys, and her three cat pals’ toys, in one spot in the corner of the room. It is cute. I should get her a lil toy bin, but in cattish fashion, I’m pretty sure she’d eschew it. She also puts the ‘nip bag in my shoe, a lot of times. Love.

            • MilaXX

              Toy bin is more for me than her. Each night I walk through the house and gather them all up. Each day she removes them.

        • alyce1213

          Thanks, love it.

        • Sarah

          That’s my kind of Shark Week footage! That duck doesn’t know WTF but he’s gonna avoid it for sure…

    • Blair Sylvester

      You want drama? no actually I would just like moderately attractive and talented people making moderately appealing clothing.

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      Beardless.

      I said to myself, “I like Heidi’s tie but it’s crooked.” Sure enough, as I scrolled down, Tim was straightening it. I love Tim.

    • PastryGoddess

      I love my Ginge with fringe.

      Bearded please

    • Call me Bee

      I just want a quiet evening of dress designing/making with no draaaa-maaah. Is that too much to ask from a dress design/making show?

      I guess so. Especially when there’s an A-1 a-hole involved.

      So–this place is HUGE! After I finish up this glass of champagne (in honor of Kiltd who cannot be with us tonight,) I’ll have a Three Olives strawberry vodka and seltzer. I’m feeling silly tonight.

    • alyce1213

      Beard. He looks 12 without it.

      • Stancey

        My husband only wears bow ties. I adore a man who can pull it off.

    • 1964edithgrove

      Nina in biker chick apparel?

      • Call me Bee

        I know, right? She’s liking those black rocker T’s lately.

        • wontons

          Yeah, that look didn’t work for me tonight–and Nina can make almost anything work.

          But I’m in love with Lavender Tim and his bow tie ensemble.

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

      Just in from a bit of back to school shopping. I need the biggest whiskey this place has. Next time I think I may get drunk before we shop. Actually, I may get me and the kids drunk before we shop.

      • blondie65

        May I just say, after doing that on Sunday with 3 kids….I totally agree…it is .. well..no description. But wine was the only consumption that evening when I finally arrived home. Hey……maybe that could be a PR challenge….back to school outfits…

    • GorgeousThings

      Am I the only one who read “St. Pancreas”?

      The moon must be in full-on bitch today. I had the WORST experience with a customer. I honestly think she is mentally unstable, based on the emails she’s been sending me for the last week. I refunded her entire order and told her to keep the goods. If she contacts me again, I’ll be calling the police in her town.

      Anyway, enough about me. I need something strong, now please. Waiter! A Glenmorangie sherry cask, on the rocks. Make it a double please.

      • Call me Bee

        No–I saw St. Pancreas, too. I thought, is that near St. Gallbladder?

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Maybe the Straits of Gallbladder…

          • Stubenville

            Did someone say Black Adder?

            • wontons

              “Gall-BLAD-der, gall-BLAD-der, the organ we adore…”

              (Sorry, my inspiration ran out.)

          • BrooklynBomber

            Near Liverpool, right?

            • Call me Bee

              Ha!

      • Sarah

        Nope. I saw it also.

    • KatieMac

      At last, a bar I’ve actually been to! I’ve always coveted the bars posted in the T Lounge and I can finally say I’ve been to this one. And it’s pretty cool.

      Seriously hoping Sandro goes home tonight.

      • OrigamiRose

        Seriously hoping Sandro goes home tonight.

        I’ll drink to that.

        • Stubenville

          Cheers!

      • Call me Bee

        I’ve never been to any of the lounges. But–we’re taking a trip abroad in September, and I’m hoping I see a few of the TLounge locations. I’ll have to look back in the archives to see where we’ve been in Copenhagen, Stockholm or Bergen, Norway. I know we haven’t been to Tallinn yet, but I keep hoping….

        • UsedtobeEP

          Oooh, I am so jealous. I haven’t been since my first kid was a baby. Where are you going?

          • Call me Bee

            Denmark, Sweden, Bergen in Norway and a week in Estonia to visit the relatives. I’ve never been. The Hubs has been back a few times.

            • formerlyAnon

              Sounds wonderful.

            • UsedtobeEP

              How fun. I have always wanted to visit Scandinavia. Have a lovely time!

    • rainwood1

      So NOW Nina likes literal tribal design?? She was no great friend of Patricia’s last season.

    • UsedtobeEP

      I love this lounge. And I love London and would move there if I could. Splendid. : ) I had a cheap beer earlier.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Oo, I just realized. I have wine, and I’m on vacation, so I don’t have to be anywhere in the morning. I’m actually going to drink to things tonight.

      • MilaXX

        Smart lady, it makes the show much more tolerable.

        • Sarah

          Shoot, I don’t think I’ve EVER watched it sober. Is that your cat Stormie? Cute stuff.

          • MilaXX

            Yep, she’ll be a year old next week. Hard to believe this is the tiny ball of fur I found in my backyard last summer.

            • Sarah

              I have a black one that is 10 months old. I want her to stay perma-baby, but she is getting long and tubular. Oh well..

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Many, MANY years ago (35) my sis and I stayed in a very forgettable hotel near St. Pancras Station during our first trip to London. The architecture endures, doesn’t it?

      I doubt I’ll manage to watch tonight; I’m recovering from Tuesday’s surgery which turned out to take two hours, not one, because there were more hernias and weaknesses in my abdominal wall than the scans had revealed. I’m swaddled in a ‘binder’ that’s basically a foot-deep (long? from just under the buzzim to way down dere) truss holding my sliced ‘n’ diced midsection together. An operation that definitely had to be done. My wonderful gyn/onco surgeon got an opportunity to take a laparoscopic look, and I’m hunky-dory on the no-cancer front, so that’s wonderful and reassuring news.

      Boy, clearing one’s throat, coughing or easing out/into bed are difficult. But I’m healing. Deliberately.

      And I probably don’t need to be straining the innards hollaring at Comrade Crass. Have fun, BKs!

      • Sarah

        Yes, get your much-deserved rest. Glad you are on the mend, though! Comrade Crass is no match for a person with your grit!

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

        Congratulations! Your clean bill of health is such great news!

      • Stubenville

        Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

      • MilaXX

        Rest up and heal quickly! Happy to hear thinks are a okay on the no cancer front.

      • Peeve

        It sounds like a really painful recovery. As I can recall from several friends’ surgeries, hernia surgery is really painful, and you had many! I hope you’re feeling a lot better soon, and congratulations on the good cancer news!

      • BrooklynBomber

        HOORAY! on the great news part, dear NDC! And speedy recovery on the rest. xo

      • Call me Bee

        Oh you take care, honey. Hurray for the no-CA news! but there’s no need to rupture anything getting worked up about the stupid TV. You relax and we’ll watch for you.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Ugh, I remember that no-coughing, no-laughing feeling from a surgery I had. Owie. Hope this is a serious episode for you.

      • SRQkitten

        Wishing you as speedy a recovery as possible NDC! And that’s fabulous news about the all-clear on the cancer front – YEAH for you! Hope they gave you something useful on the pain med front to help you mend.

      • 3boysful

        Echoing all the good wishes, NDC!

      • Qitkat

        Wow, NDC, so very very awesome to hear you are cancer free. Take it easy, and heal safely.

      • formerlyAnon

        I am far, FAR happier to hear that the onco saw nothing-Nada-ZILCH to worry about than I am sorry to hear that they had more repairs to make than anticipated. Hopefully your midsection will heal to a more functional and comfortable state than pre-surgery and they’ve headed off future new hernias at the pass.

        So, HEAL. Quickly, abundantly, and generously with a fast return of strength, range of motion, flexibility and any other things that were collateral damage whilst eradicating cancer. I hope you’ll have a fabulous fall this year and get to do all your favorite autumnal things.

      • Rand Ortega

        Oh, my Dear. What absolute, fantastic news! You’ve officially made my night. Congrats!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Thanks, all you BK pals. for the good wishes. I’m not kidding when I say (as I said last year) that your cheer and support contributed to my well-being throughout my health battles. You’re a great bunch of folks!

      • guest2visits

        Your surgery was on my mind last night – the last thought before I could sleep. Hoping for a speedy recovery and sending all good wishes and prayers your way.

    • Shibori Girl

      I googled “Pancreas Cocktail” and found chemotherapy drugs…Yikes! So since its our 20 minutes of Seattle summer, and with my glass lifted to the poor souls who need a pancreatic cocktail, i think it is time for a classic gin and tonic…..and a chill pill for Sandro. Has no one told him he needs to earn his chops before throwing tantrums like that?

      Cat Day, Huh?! Is that why my half Maine Coon (Nick Charles) is lounging in front of the screen? (No, wait…. He does that every time I sit down at the computer.)

      Now Nora Charles has joined Nick – can’t see the screen at all. At my house, every day is Cat Day apparently.

    • majorbedhead

      I have found a way to watch online live!! This is giving me life! I am so excited to rip this show apart while it’s actually going on.

      • PastryGoddess

        Wait what! How! Slingbox?

        I will have to miss the show tonight.

        • majorbedhead

          It’s called myiplayer dot eu. You can pick US channels, among many others. I found it last weekend, when I was trying to figure out how to watch the Doctor Who reveal live.

          • alyce1213

            THANK YOU!

          • OrigamiRose

            What an awesome find, thank you for sharing!!

            • majorbedhead

              You’re all very welcome. And it seems to be legal, so, hey, yay!

          • formerlyAnon

            Thank-you! You may be elevated to Patron Saint of My Time Wasting Agenda for this.

            • decormaven

              Adding this to my saints list; goodness knows this saint needs a shoutout, as much as I genuflect to him/her. Thanks for the tip, majorbedhead.

    • MegaeraThe3rdFury

      Oh me too my sweet freaks! Let’s take a load off and start snarking.

    • M. H. Leader

      You know…I’ve been watching the Masterchef Professional (MP) on BBC America (M-F from 8 AM to 10 AM ET, repeated at 4PM to 6PM ET). And the difference between that show and ANY of the US-based cooking competitions is night and day. On MP the chefs are given a reasonable amount of time and are expected to produce Michelin-star quality food.

      They are NEVER given ridiculous stupid “contests” or “challenges” or anything. They’re simply expected to display the skills of top-notch professional chefs at tasks such as preparing a duck for roasting (properly–it’s harder than you think!) or preparing a classic French tart–and they’re given basic written recipes for almost anything except dishes they themselves invent.

      There’s NO running around frantically, no set of bizarre ingredients, no real competition with others. Each chef just has to produce the best food they can on that day for the judges, for professional food critics, for Michelin-starred chefs, on the line in 3-star Michelin restaurants…real-world situations. If they run a few minutes over time, they’re allowed to finish, but the extra time taken is noted as part of the judging. It’s just about producing superb food that meets Michelin-star standards. It’s an AMAZING show. I highly recommend it. I actually learn something about proper food preparation and presentation in MP! Love it.

      Comparing it to ANY US-produced show like Chopped, Master Chef, any Gordon Ramsey competition, is just ridiculous.

      The reason I’m mentioning it here on the PR Lounge should be obvious. I would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE for BBC America to come up with a PR equivalent in which the designers were expected to produce genuinely runway-quality clothes in a reasonable amount of time and judged on those standards.

      Not gonna happen, huh? I can dream, though…

      • majorbedhead

        Ooh, I’m going to have to look for that.

        • M. H. Leader

          Yeah, it’s GREAT! I discovered it and the food is amazing. In todays’ episodes (they do about 3 40-minute episodes back to back in the 2 hour block), a girl who just finished culinary school the previous Monday, blew everyone else in her group out of the water with boffo-quality entree & dessert that the 3 restaurant critics said could grace any fine dining establishment any time. She’s 22 years old!!! The 2-star Michelin chef who is the main judge, Michel Roux Jr. and the other judge, Gregg somebody, were blown away by what this young kid produced.

      • alyce1213

        I was stunned when I saw Masterchef Professional. What a great show. No nonsense, all business.

      • Call me Bee

        Oh my goodness I would give my eye-teeth for a show like that. All creativeness and no bulls*it!

      • MilaXX

        I am completely addicted to that show. Gordon Ramsey should be ashamed because his UK shows are not half the hot mess his US ones are. Michel’s faces when he’s trying the food cracks me up, but I LOVE the show. Felt sorry for the guy who had cut himself and had to drop out.

      • UsedtobeEP

        My son loves Chopped. I think he would learn a lot from this show.

        • MilaXX

          Unlike Chopped if you get a serious cut, they send you to hospital. No trying to cook with a severe injury wrapped in a ribber glove.

      • Shibori Girl

        Thanks for the tip – I am going to have to watch.

      • Qitkat

        I used to enjoy Masterchef Australia, but this season is ridiculous, and the contestants cannot cook worth a damn. I’ll have to check out this show, thanks for the recommend. And what a super marvelous idea of yours for the BBC to adapt those high standards to a design show, clothing or interior. I would love either one. They had a dressmaking type show on a few months ago, actually maybe it was ITV instead of BBC. It had a bit of promise, but ultimately wasn’t up to what it might have been.

      • rainwood1

        Thanks for the heads up. This show sounds like just my cup of tea!

      • MoHub

        Best cooking competition ever! There was already a digitally broadcast UK version of Project Runway called Project Catwalk, but I don’t know whether it was any less gimmicky than the US original. It was originally hosted by Elizabeth Hurley and then by Kelly Osbourne.

        And PR Vietnam makes the US original look sane.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      I just watched that preview *barf*

      See you at the judging.

      • OrigamiRose

        We are all hoping this means that Sandro pulls an Andrea/Kuon (was that his name? last season) and vanishes tonight for good.

        • MoHub

          More an Andrea than a Kooan. Kooan backed out pretty gracefully; Andrea bolted in the night.

    • OrigamiRose

      Oh JEEZUS. This is how it starts?

      • majorbedhead

        Wow. That guy. I didn’t think he could get more dickish. I was wrong.

        • OrigamiRose

          Total psycho. He’d have been better suited to Big Brother.

          • Stubenville

            Or politics. 0_O

            • OrigamiRose

              *laughs* Touche, my friend :)

          • MilaXX

            At least then all the douche bags would be contained,

    • Courtney

      Oh, we’re going to begin at the end. How lovely.

    • Stubenville

      Oooh – they are starting with major D_R_A_M_A.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Gosh, I wish that bar was a public library.

    • Joe J

      I’m exhausted already.

    • MilaXX

      So much ado about nothing? Sandro’s back in the work room.

      • Cheryl

        No, that was a flashback!

        • OrigamiRose

          Or a flash forward. It’s the clusterfuck we’re apparently headed for (I think). :/

      • Stubenville

        They showed the post judging for the first few minutes. He’s a little volcano getting primed to erupt.

    • M. H. Leader

      Yet another weird challenge. I need a Long Beach Iced Tea. (Long Beach, not Long Island, thank you verra much). Top shelf. Super-sized. In fact, bring a pitcher…

    • Stubenville

      Yawn. Make yet another pretty dress.

      • EveEve

        right – this could not possibly be difficult for even a beginner. Make a pretty dress with a bow theme, and here’s a store full of pretty fabrics to make it from.

    • ChristinaRi

      I would be willing to give Sandro some direction.

      • Courtney

        Involving a knee to a delicate part of the male anatomy?

      • M. H. Leader

        OOOHHHH. Me too…

      • EveEve

        to the moon!

    • housefulofboys

      Is the English guy getting the “win” narrative?

      • OrigamiRose

        I hope so. We need a palate cleanser of decent personage from the fuckery we’re clearly in for courtesy Sandro…

    • Laura Davies

      Okay, first thing I see is that if they use the bowties as fabric, they will have a few problems. :) I’ve made a few in my time, and they’re cut on the bias, so they should be rather stretchy…

    • Stubenville

      For the first time in Project Runway history; dead relatives by the fourth episode!

      • UsedtobeEP

        Well, I guess they can’t really help it if the dear lady passed while the show was in production.

    • ChristinaRi

      ummmm I feel bad about the grandmother dying because goodness knows I loved my grandmother dearly, but using her as an inspiration? I hope she was a very stylish lady.

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

        i thought it was really touching, actually. and even g-ma wasn’t stylish, i’m sure there are still aspects of her style that he could pull from for inspiration.

    • M. H. Leader

      Anyone want to see a “dress Swatch” challenge?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Yes!

      • BeccaGo

        More than you can imagine. :D

      • MoHub

        Absolutely! But I don’t know whether the designers could deal with the fact that he’s gotten rather plump over the years.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Oh, Swatch…me, too. Meeeee, too

    • supri_supri

      Already basking in the lack of Timothy…love hearing more from other designers

    • M. H. Leader

      Can we please shut Sandro up? Pretty please?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        What the hell is he even talking about?!

        • ChristinaRi

          I had to rewind to understand it. It made sense the second time.

    • In_Stitches

      Did British gay say his grandmother died…and then called the grandmother his husband’s maternal grandmother? Does that mean they’re cousins?

      • prismamars

        I think he meant she was his grandmother-in-law?

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

        i heard that too, but i think it just meant he was very close to her, feeling like a blood relation – as married couples might drop the “in-law” when referring to moms and dads. could be a cultural/British thing too

        • MoHub

          My mother-in-law was always Mom to me; my mother is Mommy, Mother, or even Moo-Moo

    • sunsetwalker

      woohoo back for more and enjoying a delicious wine sorbet!!
      watcha you all drinking?

      • HarperSmith

        Pinot noir : ) Cheers!

        • majorbedhead

          Cheap Cab, because I’m broke.

        • lilyvonschtupp

          Pepsi. One glass of Merlot and I’m ready for bed.

      • Stubenville

        Sipping a little limoncello here.

        • sunsetwalker

          heres hoping this episode ends with a sweet and satisfying Auf

        • alyce1213

          You put a bug in my head. Just shook up limoncello with a little green tea, a splash of Cointreau, and lemon juice. Delicious.

      • Call me Bee

        Only and always…vodka.

      • wontons

        I need that recipe of yours again…was that last week’s lounge where you mentioned it?

    • M. H. Leader

      Sandro is planning to confront the judges???? O.M. G.

      • Courtney

        Because that always goes so well when people who are not Santino try it.

        • OrigamiRose

          I miss Santino.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Andre and Tim at Red Lobster. Good times.

            • OrigamiRose

              *wipes tear*

            • UsedtobeEP

              I miss Satino too, sometimes. Funny in small doses. Oh, André. Fortunately, my husband can do the same voice.

          • lilyvonschtupp

            I don’t!

    • OrigamiRose

      Is it possible Sandro is coked up? He mood swings are just…. insane.

      • majorbedhead

        Or bi-polar, or maybe narcissistic personality disorder. Or maybe he’s just an asshole.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I vote asshole.

        • OrigamiRose

          All of the above? :)

        • MoHub

          I’d go with the third alternative.

      • sunsetwalker

        Im sticking with asshole

        • lilyvonschtupp

          Asshole is usually the most accurate diagnosis.

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

        He does get the flop sweats…..

      • demidaemon

        Maybe he was having withdrawal? To me, it seems more like roid rage, no?

        • OrigamiRose

          Yes, there was something really off with him and seemed to be more than organic mental illness/personality disorder.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Okay, my friends. What is BELK?!?!?!

      • Joe J

        Where fashion goes to die, apparently.

        • Stubenville

          ^ 1,000

        • SRQkitten

          That sums it up pretty well. Look up the places they’re located in Florida – geriatric communities, one and all.

      • Cheryl

        Some kind of tchotchke emporium.

        • OrigamiRose

          Comment of the Day.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            So even the real stores are sick to death of this tired-assed show? The store-sponsors get shittier every season. I can’t wait till season 13! “Designers, please use the Mandee’s accessory wall very thoughtfully…”

            • OrigamiRose

              I find that aspect all the more confusing. The total prize pool has gotten bigger this season, right – half a mil of merch and cash if I remember correctly. The HP stuff isn’t Apple but it isn’t bad. And yet the best they can do for accessories is a retailer few people know – they can’t get a Nordstrom or a (dreaming here) Neiman’s for a tie-in challenge? Even a Macy’s would be fine (maybe the dearly departed Fashion Star might have been obstacle). It’s just bewildering.

      • ChristinaRi

        Department store? I googled

      • housefulofboys

        Ha! Southern US-based mid level department store. When I was growing up in NC it was the only place to go. Imagine the thrill of going to New York and seeing real fashion and real style!

        • BrooklynBomber

          Wow, thank you. I didn’t know about it.

        • formerlyAnon

          Getting a retail job in Belk’s was better than J.C. Penney’s but merely a stepping stone to Macy’s (once Macy’s made it to our town.)

      • Call me Bee

        Isn’t it a department store in the Southern states? Or in Atlanta? I really have no idea, but I want another vodka…

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I always want another vodka.

          • Call me Bee

            You just come over and sit by me. You too, Stuben. You two “get” me…

            • majorbedhead

              I’d like a wine slushie, please. In a huge glass.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              *blush* You say the sweetest things.

        • Stubenville

          WAITER! Get this woman another vodka immediately – she’s parched.

      • Inspector_Gidget

        Next season on Project Runway: “Make sure to use the Dress Barn accessory wall.”

        • formerlyAnon

          That IS how it’s trending.

        • decormaven

          Absolutely. Payless will cosign.

      • Wellworn

        It’s actually the nicest store in my area of east TN, but that isn’t saying much. Pickings are slim fashion-wise here. I think their slogan is “southern, modern, style” which means it costs more $ mostly. It doesn’t even compare to stores where I’m from – Los Angeles.

      • MilaXX

        A step down from Piperline. Appraently it’s a chain store. I think in the Southern or Midwest states. Too lazy to check google.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Me, too, apparently!

      • lilyvonschtupp

        One step below Zayre’s or Hills.

        • BrooklynBomber

          If only I knew what they are!

          • lilyvonschtupp

            If you live in the Mid-Atlantic like I do you’d recognize the names. They were department stores that rivaled K-Mart and Target back in the 80s. They all closed up in the late 80s and early 90s. But if you grew up poor like me, taking a trip to Hills was a big deal!

            • formerlyAnon

              I remember Belk’s being better than JC Penney, which was, in turn, better than K-Mart and Target. Belk’s had real china, linens and home furnishings departments, though they were limited.

          • Kit_W

            I’m thinking “Alexanders” or “TSS” Brooklyn Bomber.

            • BrooklynBomber

              Oh, geez, Alexanders! I’d forgotten all about that. Tx.

        • write_light

          A step -below- Zayre’s?!? Ouch.

      • wontons

        It’s the opposite of “balk” as applied to fashion. “We thought that Tim Gunn would balk at our choice of accessory vendors this year, but he must be really tired…he just BELKed.”

        • BrooklynBomber

          Hah!

    • MilaXX

      So finally we get Tim encouraging someone to match up the prints?

    • M. H. Leader

      That was Tim’s skeptical look with Sue’s

    • sunsetwalker

      eww those pants better be pristine!!

    • prismamars

      Top gun?!

    • M. H. Leader

      Sandro is calling Tim “Top Gunn”???

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I might like it if it weren’t Sandro.

      • wontons

        I thought he was saying “Thom Gunn” and was wondering how he knew the name of that wonderful poet. (When I was studying Thom Gunn’s poetry, I kept mistakenly referring to him as “Tim,” but I was in a crowd where no one would’ve understood why this was so funny.)

        Damn, when I met Tim Gunn, I should’ve asked him if he was related to Thom Gunn.

    • OrigamiRose

      I barely understand what Sandro is saying. He needs subtitles, not Joshua.

      /I may be drunk, though.

      • majorbedhead

        I’m not drunk (yet), but I can’t understand him either.

        • Courtney

          Maybe it’s because of his super tight pants?

          • majorbedhead

            Or because he’s talking out of his ass.

            • ChristinaRi

              perfect!

      • Cheryl

        My dolls want that purse!

        • majorbedhead

          My 7 year old wants that bag. (I cannot use the p word. It’s like moist is for some people. It makes me want to vomit.)

          • Cheryl

            Ah, my theory on “purse”: a small pocketbook or clutch to hold a few items like a comb and lipstick. “Pocketbooks” are either bags or pocketbooks.

            • majorbedhead

              I realize I’m completely irrational about this word. I just hate it. And I’m from New England – pocketbook seems to be the nomenclature here.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              You said “nomenclature”. I swoon in your general direction.

            • majorbedhead

              Why, thank you! No one’s ever swooned at me before.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              You’re quite welcome!

      • M. H. Leader

        I vote for getting drunk. But turn on closed captioning. It helps.

        • OrigamiRose

          I just may. I had to learn how to do it to get through all the mumbling on The Killing, but at least I enjoyed that experience.

      • Stubenville

        I keep hearing the adults on Charlie Brown when he speaks; wah wah waaaah Wah wa

        • OrigamiRose

          Bon Voyage, Sandro Brown (And Don’t Come Back!)

      • MoHub

        Justin, not Joshua. There is no Joshua this season.

        • OrigamiRose

          I realized that watching the repeat. Still trying to connect names with faces with backgrounds. The quiet ones with a semblance of dignity are harder to remember. The crazies, of course, never have such problems.

    • supri_supri

      Sue is always all “I’m right on top of that, Rose” when Tim comes around, hurrying him away so he doesn’t see any of her uncertainty or insecurity. Super annoying. Help him help YOU, Sue.

    • sunsetwalker

      As a child pornstache dreamed of an america where Tom Cruise plays volleyball and is an asshole

      • Courtney

        In all fairness, the volleyball scene is one of my favorite parts of that movie. Not for Tom Cruise, though.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        To be fair, Tom Cruise IS kind of an asshole.

        • MoHub

          Kind of?

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Alcohol occassionally makes me charitable.

    • GTrain

      I like Dom’s a lot so far

    • prismamars

      Okay, Sandro is crazy isn’t he? (and does he not see Tim’s concerned look?)

    • sunsetwalker

      Man I may skip until week 8 to finally see some real fashion designs, everything so far is so basic

    • M. H. Leader

      Anyone ready for another round of whatever? I have a feeling this episode is building up for cray-cray-cray…

      • OrigamiRose

        *grabs bottle of whiskey*

    • alyce1213

      I think Sandro stuffs his pants.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I just spit my drink. Thanks. Thanks, a lot. :-)

    • majorbedhead

      A comment on the commercials – it’s making me weep that Under Pressure is being used in a freakin’ TARGET commercial. Freddie Mercury must be rolling in his grave.

      • MoHub

        At least they make it clear that it’s “Under Pressure” and not “Ice, Ice, Baby.” I give them credit for that.

    • M. H. Leader

      Should Sandro take Tim’s advice to be himself??? ABSOLUTELY. It’ll get him dumped off the show FAST!!!!

      • OrigamiRose

        He is sly, that Top Gunn.

    • ChristinaRi

      No, seriously, you are wrong Tim Gunn. Sandro absolutely should not be who he is. NOT

      • prismamars

        What else is he supposed to say? Stop being yourself?

    • sunsetwalker

      This dude is delusional!!! a judges job is to criticize, be it positive or negative

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Jeremy appears to being quite adult about his grandmother’s death. How refreshing.

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

        he’s the most adult character i’ve seen on this show in a long time. i hope he’s around for awhile!

    • Courtney

      After all that conversation, I’m still not entirely sure what British Daddy is trying to accomplish.

      • Stubenville

        Some sort of peekaboo lace tuxedo jacket?

        • OrigamiRose

          In honor of grandma, no less. (Said with affection for the guy.)

    • nosniveling

      the looks at Sandro from the other contestants are a crack up. Braden=JTF’s brother

    • Donna Tabor

      He’s so cute without a beard! Beardless from me, as if he cares.

    • sunsetwalker

      this dress will finally show that helen does not belong there

      • Courtney

        Either that or her complete and total inability to take criticism of any kind, be it constructive or otherwise.

        • BeccaGo

          One can only hope.

      • Michelle Wilson

        The shame of it is, I actually LIKED the idea of this dress. The shape was really flattering. It was feminine, and assuming the gray fabric was suit fabric, it would have made for a fresh take on work wear. The problem was all in her execution and her post Critique edits.

    • prismamars

      For someone who pretends to be tough, Helen sure is sensitive and needs to grow a thicker skin…

    • M. H. Leader

      how porn-star is Sandro’s this week???

      • Stubenville

        If the purse is any indicator, he’s doing full on Honey Boo Boo for adults.

    • Stubenville

      I forget who has immunity, but I wish they’d do a big f— you to the judges and make a playboy bunny costume. WIth the little collar and bow tie, of course.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I think I may love you.

      • majorbedhead

        Helen does.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        That would have been awesome! Too bad Helen didn’t go there.

        • MoHub

          Helen doesn’t have that much whimsy or imagination.

    • guest2visits

      Kind of upset that I missed the first 20 minutes. I this like yet another unconventional materials challenge?
      Did I hear Tim say something like if you want to give the judges the finger; vote live….am I hearing things?

      • M. H. Leader

        They had hundreds of bow ties and can make any garment they want as long as they incorporate at least one bow tie in it. Suggested Mood budget was $200.

      • Cheryl

        Only if you think that Sandro is an unconventional material. (OK, you’re right.) No, the entire show is built around a wild confrontation in the kiss & cry room, after which we zoom backwards to “36 hours earlier…”

      • OrigamiRose

        All you missed was a preview of some massive shitstorm during or after judging. So much to look forward to!

    • M. H. Leader

      How does a designer get on PR without ever having done a pair of pants? Oh. Right. Forgot. Anya. Sewing is not a requirement.

      • Stubenville

        But what sane person would try to do something they’ve never constructed before. Wait – sane. Never mind.

    • Cheryl

      The challenge this week = muslin on which to hang the craaaa-zzzzy.

    • Joe J

      Looks like Sandro’s meds are kicking in.

    • Emily

      Bearded. Absolutely bearded.

    • supri_supri

      So… Helen falls apart because her pretty dress isn’t menswear? Does anyone understand this chick?

      • M. H. Leader

        No. Because if it’s gray /beige it MUST be menswear. She’s got immunity, I think, so it doesn’t matter.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          How is it possible that she won last week? How is it possible that I don’t remember? I don’t think I drank THAT much…

          • Courtney

            They didn’t want to give a second win to Kate so early?

      • ChristinaRi

        she seems nice, but medicated to me.

      • Luneowl

        She freaks out this badly when she has immunity? How has she mustered the confidence to leave her house?

    • Cheryl

      Soooo, I take it for next season they’ll be hiring a new Psychological Consultant? ‘Cause this season’s quit three episodes ago.

    • OrigamiRose

      Is anyone playing along on the runway? It’s more fun here, I think.

      • M. H. Leader

        The BKs are smart!

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          It’s the “bitter” part. It seasons the snark to perfection.

          Well, that and all the liquor.

    • ChristinaRi

      I like Braden, Gay Dad, and Ken. As people.

      • Michelle Wilson

        I like that Ken is willing to call Sandro on his bullshit when others seem willing to just avoid and/or tolerate it.

        • MoHub

          Ken is no angel.

    • Qitkat

      I’m exhausted on day two of the latest attempt to finally finish tiling our fireplace, going into its third year! (You really don’t want to know.) Twelve feet wide, six feet high, with a wide raised hearth. Custom designed by yours truly with
      grey travertine and black porcelain, and narrow silver metal edging details. I’m on the last tedious part, an outline with mixed glass and stone pencil tiles, and as I’m somewhat of a perfectionist, it’s going slowly. But it looks totally awesome. Hopefully less than 6 hours to go tomorrow. I refuse to count the grouting at this point.

      So I”m finishing out my evening with PR and the kittens. I think I deserve a nice glass of wine, don’t you? Join me in hoping for better design and less draaaaaama.

      • majorbedhead

        I’m exhausted just reading that, so yes, here, have two.

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

        cheers.
        home improvements scare me. you’re my new hero.

        • Qitkat

          Thanks, but I’m no hero. Just determined. And this project involved my husband too in earlier stages. Home improvements need a head honcho (that’s me), but also strong helping hands. I love the design process, it’s the doing that trips me up. So find yourself a patsy wing (wo)man and dive in and have fun.

      • Stubenville

        You deserve a case.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I’ve had the paint to paint my dining room for 2 years. I’m such a slacker.

      • guest2visits

        Love home improvements like that. We always take the before and after shots for bragging rights.
        ‘Narrow silver metal edging’….so cool, sounds wonderful.

      • Call me Bee

        Drink and drink again!

        • Qitkat

          Oh I did! Best glass of wine in ages.

      • formerlyAnon

        “I refuse to count the grouting at this point.”

        Attagirl!
        ‘Never was heard a discouraging word, and the skies were not cloudy all day!’

        It sounds gorgeous, but working from the picture in your head is always a trial. Even more fraught than when you decide what kind of dress/slacks/etc. you want and THEN go see what’s in the stores.

    • sunsetwalker

      I think Dom is a dark Horse in this competition she has an interesting design eye

      • housefulofboys

        Yes, I really like her dress.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          The Minnie Mouse hair is…weird.

          • Kristin McNamara

            It usually does get deployed by someone at least once a season though…

      • majorbedhead

        I think you’re right. I really like what she’s done so far.

    • ChristinaRi

      I like Dom and the deaf guy too. Sorry, I haven’t learned all the name yet.

    • supri_supri

      Jeremy has me loving a red lace jacket. He is making fetch HAPPEN.

      • Courtney

        Where was the bowtie, though?

        • Peeve

          It was draped around her neck.

          • Courtney

            That looked like just a scarf/piece of fabric to me.

            • Peeve

              It did. But he said in his voiceover that it was a bow tie incorporated into a scarf.

    • Michelle Wilson

      From what I’ve seen so far this challenge my favorites are Dom, Braden and Helen. I’m undecided on Jeremy’s red lace – where’s the tie element?

    • M. H. Leader

      Does Miranda look hopeless as Heidi introduces the runway or what?

    • sunsetwalker

      bradens model is gorgeous!!

      • Michelle Wilson

        I was just thinking the same thing. He won the model lottery for sure.

    • sunsetwalker

      Im not here for bare midriff

    • nosniveling

      Braden FTW- love Dom’s too

    • prismamars

      Helen better be grateful for that immunity

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Oh Miranda, you DID make the wrong choice with that shirt

    • Joe J

      No, Alexander, you most certainly did not.

      • OrigamiRose

        Is he the Broadway guy? It was very costume-y to me.

        • Joe J

          Yeah, the guy with the rainbow collar.

          • OrigamiRose

            Thank you! Still trying to sort the names and faces :)

            • Joe J

              So am I — in fact, I keep the Lifetime page of designers open for quick reference for exactly this kind of thing.

    • sunsetwalker

      LOL!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      What the fug is THAT, Pornstache?!

      • prismamars

        he’s delusional isn’t he?

    • sunsetwalker

      please tell me that pink atrocity was a joke

    • OrigamiRose

      Didn’t Geena Davis wear Pornstache’s dress at the Oscars way back when?

    • Peeve

      Man, Sandro the village idiot really does have taste issues, doesn’t he? He really thinks he’s gonna win!

    • M. H. Leader

      Heidi has cute shoes tonight. Like Dom’s . Like Jeremy’s but he’ll get in trouble for not using ties right. Bradon’s is great. Miranda has shoddy construction. Helen’s ICK.I like Alexander’s. Sandro’s bow ties just look stuck on…not integral to the design. Dump the ties and I actually like hi s dress. Sue’s is weird. Justin’s is safe, I think, but not a wow. Kate’s is cute. Don’t like Kate’s but it’s OK…probably safe. not crazy about Alexandria’s either.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      No, Red-haired girl. A chic woman would not wear that going out with her boyfriend. Or anyone

      • majorbedhead

        That’s exactly what I said.

        • demidaemon

          I watched it twice. First time: Ugly Hideous. Horrendous. Second time: Lumpy. Just lumpy. And ugly.

    • MilaXX

      Lots of hot mess looks, so far I only really like Braden. Dom gets and honorable mention. If Sandro hasn’t done that back sipper like that. I would like his too. Hate that Sue’s ties dragging on the floor. So many designers seemed to hide the ties. Karen is delusional. That mess is ugly. Alexandria’s is interesting.

    • OrigamiRose

      Oh FFS, crazy is SAFE?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Pornstache is SAFE? What the fuckity fuck?!

    • GTrain

      Preach, Nina!

    • sunsetwalker

      yup I knew it this girl does not know how to sew

    • alyce1213

      Nina calls out Helen!

    • prismamars

      Oh snap, Helen got called out!

    • majorbedhead

      If Zac thinks the dress is so bad, why isn’t Sandro in the bottom three?

      • Stubenville

        Because the producers want to keep him around for the D-R-A-M-A!

      • MilaXX

        Honestly it wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t great, could definitely used some editing. To me it wasn’t much worse than Kate’s Vivienne Westwood rip off. I think Sandro’s attitude just pissed the judges off.

      • MoHub

        Same with Helen’s. Immunity or not, if she was otherwise auf-able, why was she in the safe group? Daniel V. was in a similar situation in season 2—would have been eliminated had he not had immunity—but he was still clearly put into the bottom group.

    • prismamars

      Ouch Zac to Sandro

    • M. H. Leader

      Sandro…getting called out for taste issues from Zac

      • drdarke

        Your signature, Sandro, is TACKY!

    • majorbedhead

      Oh my GOD, Sandro, SHUT UP, you are going to get slapped.

    • Joe J

      Sandro, what I want to see from you is the expression on your face when Nina slams her foot up your ass.

    • Stubenville

      Dom – too busy.
      Jeremy -where’s the tie?
      Brandon FTW. Zac is beaming
      Ken nice, but where’s the tie?
      Miranda bad fit and color.
      Alexander – clown clothes
      Pornstaches – hooker Barbie
      Sue – interesting, but ties look like an afterthougth
      Justin – mediocre, where’s the tie
      Karen bad fit, pouchy
      Alexandria – tragic boobs

      • MilaXX

        Dom should have left it at one tie. It looked cute then.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Agree. I liked the original look.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I think he worked the ties into the panels (Jeremy).

    • M. H. Leader

      Wow. If HEIDI won’t wear it, it’s really bad…

    • GTrain

      Go Zac go!

    • OrigamiRose

      Crap… he did have a point about the standard being “if Heidi would wear it.”

      • UsedtobeEP

        Yes, he did. He asks for feedback, but then he can’t take the criticism. I see his point in not benefitting from being safe and getting no feedback but if he won’t listen to people when he asks them things, then what is the point?

        • OrigamiRose

          Oh I totally agree with you. And of all people, and all times, to point out the “Heidi Standard,” it had to be someone who totally undermined the validity of the complaint with his tone and conduct.

          • UsedtobeEP

            Yep. Just like when Santino got pissy with Nina. I seem to remember he was raising a good point at the time (but that could be the cheap beer talking) but it got lost in how defensive he was. If you sign up for reality TV competition, then you are going to take some subjective critiques from the judges. He should remember this is a long, televised, job interview.

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

          yep, and many others before him have had to endure being safe and living without the criticism. why should he get special treatment? it was actually nice (?) of Zac to entertain (?) his request.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        It really sucks when Sandro has a point.

    • Call me Bee

      Zak–you tell him.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Why are they giving Sandro the time of day?

    • Guest

      are this people real life!!

    • sunsetwalker

      Helen is delusional your a fraud

      • Cheryl

        It’s all about Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

        • Luneowl

          “Put yourself in MY shoes.” I’d have to agree with Pornstache on that one. Why should he?

    • GTrain

      love how Sandro YELLS that people shouldn’t yell. Idiot.

    • Courtney

      Sandro has misogynist written all over him, no?

      • drdarke

        My wife and niece are ready to go to NYC to give Sandro some impromptu surgery….

        I think you know where I mean.

        • Courtney

          I suggested a well placed knee, earlier. Your wife and niece have my full emotional support.

          • drdarke

            @Courtney, better do it fast – I think my wife and niece might have to stand in a very long line to get a piece of Sandro after tonight.

            • Courtney

              Eh, he’s not worth the train fare.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Wait. Helen is calling Sandro out? About respect?

      • guest2visits

        Yeah – she actually started this one. SHE was the one who decided to address Sandro about his behavior; and she was the one who was shouting at him first. Regardless of whether he asked Zac a question or not.

    • M. H. Leader

      Did Sandro just tell someone to “never yell at me”??? Really?

    • OrigamiRose

      Good god. It’s ONLY ten o’clock???

    • sunsetwalker

      I’m glad that Zac Posen reiterated that this is a COMPETITION show

    • Peeve

      Why even engage this asshole???

    • supri_supri

      Ah, another couple meant for each other. Helen and Sandro, STFU & GTFO

      • MoHub

        More of a ménage à trois: Helen, Sandro, and Ken.

    • sunsetwalker

      Turnt uP!!!

    • prismamars

      Temper tantrum much?

    • GTrain

      Dear Lifetime, This is not entertaining. Love, me.

      • majorbedhead

        It’s about as entertaining as a train wreck. It’s awful, but it’s hard to look away.

    • Peeve

      What a dick…

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Sandro actually something worthwhile before his meltdown. The show shouldn’t be about what Heidi would wear. It should be about how good of a designer these designers are. Sandro just is a very sucky one.

      • UsedtobeEP

        He has potential, is the sad thing. Great construction, and a good eye. He just need to tone down the slutty.

        • guest2visits

          I’m debating whether or not it was a good thing for him to confront the judges for more input, or some better information on which they based their critique. Cuz Zac had some very thoughtful words – I glad to hear the judges actually do think about the designs this way.
          Agree Sandro’s construction is very good -his tastes are costumey though.

        • wontons

          Good color sense. And didn’t he ever hear that thing about looking in the mirror and taking off one accessory? Only he needs to take off 5 or 6 sometimes.

    • Michelle Wilson

      Helen is just as out of fucking order as Sandro. Neither is emotionally stable enough for tv.

      • MilaXX

        Yep, who falls apart bawling at someone giving them the finger?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I don’t think they’re emotionally stable enough for actual life.

    • Courtney

      So…who wants to bet that the rules about walking off the production are not enforced in this case and Sandro gets to stay to provide additional drama.

    • OrigamiRose

      Flat out, that should be the end of him. Second physical altercation with a crew member and the guy is clearly bonkers.

    • otterbird

      Oh, look, Freddy Mercuryovich is heading towards the Drama Book Shop. How appropriate.

    • MilaXX

      So no one gets auf’d cause he walked out? Okay so who won?

    • Call me Bee

      Wait a sec–how did that camera happen to be outside when he walked out? I hope they kick him off for leaving the building.

    • M. H. Leader

      Gosh. It’s always a joy to see the crazy-ass designer (and I use that term loosely) acting in such mature and cultured manner. Will he be back next week, you think?

      • prismamars

        I hope not…

        • drdarke

          Me too, @prismamars.

      • OrigamiRose

        Bunim/Murray used to have standards (with early seasons of The Real World) about physical altercations but of course, it has gone down the toilet in recent years. Still, it was basically assaulting a crew member, and it’s not the first time Sandro has gotten physical with the crew – on top of his unstable attitude and behavior verbally towards the other designers.

        Fingers crossed.

      • Stubenville

        In cases like this they may bring back the most recently auffed… Sustainacorn.

        • housefulofboys

          oh my god. i hadn’t thought of that.

        • wontons

          NOOOOOO!

    • Not applicable

      TLo- do you miss MadMen to review?

    • ChristinaRi

      Sandro, do not mess with Ken. He’s a kind person, but he’s a tough guy.

      Now watch them beg Sandro to come back

    • Sarah

      Daaamn, Sandro! They followed you out like it was the Steve Wilkos show up in there!

    • prismamars

      That iphone commercial was adorable though.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Wow. That was pretty dull runway show.

      And a tantrum. Sigh.

      Maybe the judges should provide some feedback to the safe designers, but they could do it by sending back their notes. We don’t need to see it.

    • M. H. Leader

      You know what I miss? I miss the reality of ROCKY & BULLWINKLE. Boris and Natasha and Sherman and Mr. Peabody and Bullwinkle and Rocky. And the Moon Men. Sigh. It made so much more sense than THIS!

      Anyone wanna help me start a mission to bring them back to prime time?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        The Way Back Machine!

      • alyce1213

        What a great show. Appreciated by adults and developed wit in children.

      • Call me Bee

        Fan mail from some flounder?

      • formerlyAnon

        Don’t forget Fractured Fairy Tales.

    • Eric Stott

      the blowup was practically scripted.

    • M. H. Leader

      I think Miranda is out.

      • GTrain

        fingers crossed!

    • In_Stitches

      I can’t tell if I like Braden’s look or if it’s just his model’s innate hotness leeching through.

      • prismamars

        She is pretty fabulous!

      • Stubenville

        Girl knows how to sell it. She could strut down the runway in a torn trash bag and her designer would win.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      By the way, Bradon – you and your adorable partner can come to Minnesota to get married. We’d be delighted to have you! (We’re #13!)

    • GTrain

      yay for Dom!

    • OrigamiRose

      I love Dom’s the most. It’s just exuberant without being a cartoon or costume.

    • sunsetwalker

      Bye Miranda

    • Joe J

      Nina, you have never watched “Alien”, clearly. Sorry, but I think that was one of her dumbest critiques ever, although I agree Sue’s dress sucks.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I think it might be Sue

    • carolclark12

      Did Nina just say, “Sig-nory” Weaver?

      • majorbedhead

        That’s what I heard, too.

      • Fordzo

        I thought she was saying “Señor something-something in Alien”. Someone needs to write out Nina’s cue cards foh-NET-ick-lee.

        • guest2visits

          HA!

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

      Kelp dress cost $405 – wtf?

      • majorbedhead

        She always over spends.

        • alyce1213

          I guess she doesn’t plan on making it to the end.

      • prismamars

        To be fair, she did make two dresses

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

          missed that first half hour. thanks!

      • M. H. Leader

        She made TWO dresses, one red, one black. Each cost about $200 I gather.

      • MilaXX

        Because she bought enough to make 3 garments.. No worries, she won’t make it to the end.

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

          @MilaXX:disqus you have a new kitty face!

          • MilaXX

            That’s Stormie wearing her bowtie.

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

              so sweet

        • Call me Bee

          I think she’s the one to go home.

      • alyce1213

        She’s the Ant-Sustainicorn. She spent twice the recommended budget and started by making two dresses — what a waste.

        • ChristinaRi

          lol

    • M. H. Leader

      Don’t think either Sue or Jeremy will be out.

    • OrigamiRose

      I still love British Guy. And I need a gif of Zac winking at him.

      • majorbedhead

        I love British Guy, too, but I’m a sucker for the accent.

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

        did that happen?? did i miss that?!

        • OrigamiRose

          Yes, right after he said the thing about the “tummy eye.”

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

            totally rewinding the DVR….

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          It did. It was adorable.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      And Jeremy remains very adult. I actually like his look.

    • prismamars

      Kate really is the judges’ darling isn’t she?

      • Michelle Wilson

        She must have something on them.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Pictures with goats?

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

        i actually really like kate’s stuff. i agree that she can be a bit cloying at times, but even that i don’t mind that much.

        • wontons

          Kate makes my teeth hurt, and I hate that she’s back. But I really liked her look tonight, and I was impressed with how she took the advice from Tim and made it work better than her original idea or his tuxedo-stripe idea. And I was so damn relieved that it didn’t look like something meant to be worn with a tiara, for a change.

          • MoHub

            Kate’s disingenuousness makes me cringe. The fake humility with the judges and condescending attitude toward the other designers just makes me want to punch her.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        That crap was in top 3? I remember a time when it would’ve been bottom 3.

    • Michelle Wilson

      I’m so over Kate’s coy bullshit.

      • prismamars

        It got old after the first episode

        • Pennymac

          It was old last season

          • prismamars

            I didn’t watch the last season

            • Qitkat

              I did, and I totally did not remember her, at all.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        +100,000,000

      • guest2visits

        I think after last season she was surprised that people thought she was bitchy. I just thought she was enthusiastic and competitive – and maybe a a threat to some of the designers. Thought she was bounced too soon. Maybe her extra sweetness this time is to over compensate for bitchy-perception.

        • Michelle Wilson

          But it wasn’t just bitchy perception. She really was a straight up bitch after she was bounced. She made all kinds of bitchy statements about her fellow contestants in her press leading up to the reunion show where she then tried to pretend she didn’t say them, or she partially apologized for them in Amanda’s case. I mean, she really came across as not just a sore loser, but a really two-faced sore loser who would say anything to extend her celebrity moment as long as she didn’t have to say it to anyone’s face.

          • guest2visits

            I saw her put her foot in her mouth at the reunion show; don’t know why, I thought it was odd and out of character. But I missed any other trash she may have spewed in interviews.

    • Pennymac

      Did Nina just say “sick”?

      • Cheryl

        Yes, that’s what the kids say when they mean, “bad.” Meaning, “good.”

        The kids.

        • Pennymac

          LOL I knew what it meant. It just felt inappropriate coming out of her mouth!

          • UsedtobeEP

            That’s how I knew when I was officially old. It was the first “cool” word that I can’t make mean anything but what it is supposed to mean according to the dictionary. Sick just means ill or disgusting to me. I can’t cross over.

            • wontons

              Same here! I wonder if we’re the same age.

              Although I think I threw up my hands with “My bad” and tried to stop listening to youthspeak at all.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Indeed she did. It was so wrong coming out of her mouth.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      They like Kate’s?!?! The hell?

      • Courtney

        Kate could have tacked ties on with double sided tape to cover the necessary bits, and the judges would still like it.

        • Cheryl

          Or tacked them on with tacks.

          • demidaemon

            To be fair, there were very few highs in that runway show. I probably would have picked the same top three as the judges. And Kate’s pants were excellent and interesting.

    • M. H. Leader

      Miranda is playing that former military…

      • Michelle Wilson

        Every chance she gets.

      • BeccaGo

        Pretty sure she’s started every sentence on the show with “As a woman in the military for 8 years…”

    • GTrain

      Miranda’s is butt ugly.

      • majorbedhead

        It is, which makes me sad, because I love hounds-tooth, but, man, she missed the mark on this one.

      • prismamars

        At least now she gets to rejoin her male twin.

    • prismamars

      Please let Dom (or Braden at least) win, not Kate :(

      • MilaXX

        They should be top 2.

    • Joe J

      I dislike Sue’s more, but this is the second time Miranda played fast and loose with the dictates of the challenge. She should go.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Kate’s is awful. Dom’s and Braden’s are SO much better. What is this love affair with Kate?

      • MilaXX

        More and more I get an Anthony Ryan feel about her.

        • GillianHolroyd

          Yes! and equally unwarranted.

        • Michelle Wilson

          At least Anthony Ryan was likable.

          • MilaXX

            Nah, I wasn’t a fan.

          • ThaliaMenninger

            He was sweet, but some of the stuff he sent down the runway… UGH.

    • M. H. Leader

      MY PREDICTIONS: Yeah. Miranda is out. Either Dom or Braden will win. Kate is just in with an “honorable mention.” Sue & Jeremy are safe.

    • GillianHolroyd

      SANDRO IS MISSING!!!!

      not

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I think that could be the new “They killed Kenny!”

      • Stubenville

        Pity. [shrugs]

    • Courtney

      Heidi’s “NO!” is the funniest moment of the episode so far.

      • prismamars

        What about Nina’s laugh?

        • Courtney

          Good, but not quite as good as Heidi’s max-out-the-drama, soap-opera-worthy gasp of “no!” after hearing about Sandro.

        • Pennymac

          It was a delighted laugh, for sure.

        • wontons

          Nina’s face during that segment was schadenfreude personified. Honorable mention: Karen’s face as the people in the workroom screamed past her at each other.

    • MilaXX

      So now Tim gets to play runtelldat?

      • Fordzo

        runtelldat…oh, I’m in love with you right now.

    • sunsetwalker

      Heidi’s fake gasp LMAO

    • OrigamiRose

      So if Sandro is gone…. and Miranda is out… do they bring back Kahindo? Can we hope?

      • sunsetwalker

        That would be amazing if they did, fingers crossed.

      • housefulofboys

        sustainicorn…bum bum bum!

        • sunsetwalker

          wuh wuh :(

        • OrigamiRose

          Oh but he’s got his plushie to cry into, he’ll be fine!

      • prismamars

        That’d be amazing!

    • sunsetwalker

      Zac Posen has been a great add on, awesome critique

    • Stubenville

      Miranda should be sent packing, Brandon FTW.

    • GTrain

      I wouldn’t mind if Brandon wins but I really hope Dom does.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Wait a minute — did we just lose half the judging session to cover the temper tantrum?

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      They’re shocked by the bare midriff in Miranda’s look… But aside from the mediocre dress she made with Timothy, ALL of her outfits have had exposed midriffs.

    • GillianHolroyd

      We all know Bradon is going all the way so I hope Dom wins this one. Miranda for the auf.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        They may auf Miranda, but honestly, Sue earned the auf this week — first, the crazy non-budgeting. Then tying together the ties to make into a weird train. And it was ugly!

    • M. H. Leader

      I’m not sure if Dom or Bradon will win. Both did stellar jobs this week. Lot of work in both of their looks!

      • BuffaloBarbara

        If it were up to me, I’d go with Bradon, just because I think Dom took it just two ties too far with the neck piece. Bradon’s was adorable.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      There are some nice, grown-up people out there, making intelligent commentary on their own designs.

      Naturally, they get one sentence per show.

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

        Why would we want to see the creative work process? we are here for drama. sigh.

      • majorbedhead

        Yeah, that’s starting to piss me off. I’m starting to like the idea suggested below, of having the BBC do a design show. It sounds SO much better than this drivel has become.

    • M. H. Leader

      OMG. Yoplait is ADVERTISING that mish-mash of an episode last week…Yikes.

      • OrigamiRose

        They clearly do not read the recaps and thought it was a brilliant showcase for their product.

        • M. H. Leader

          Someone should get the Yoplait execs to follow TLounge. Maybe they’d think again before plugging a disaster like last week!

    • Stubenville

      Ha ha! Yoplait showed the losing garment in their commercial.

    • majorbedhead

      YAY!! Well deserved.

      Also, Awwwww. Damn you, PR, for making me all teary.

    • OrigamiRose

      Well, better Bradon than Kate, but I was rooting for Dom.

    • EveEve

      aw!

    • sunsetwalker

      deserved, but would have liked if Dom won

      • prismamars

        same here

      • GTrain

        me too

    • Stubenville

      For the first time on Project Runway – a marriage proposal!

      • BuffaloBarbara

        And for once, actually kind of a cute first.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Bradon’s look was fabulous but man, DOM. I love her and she is just so sensible and smart and I love what she makes. But she’s the perennial runner-up. ARGH.

      • UsedtobeEP

        So was Dmitry. Don’t count her out.

        • ThaliaMenninger

          Good point. I loved Dmitry, too.

      • MoHub

        Jay McCarroll never won a challenge in season 1, but he ultimately took the big prize in the finale. (The same is true of Floyd Cardoz in Top Chef Masters season 3.) Maybe Dom will pull a “Jay.”

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Bradon, you won. NOW GET OFF THE STAGE!!!!

    • M. H. Leader

      Bradon is a great choice. I’d have liked Dom to win because she hasn’t before, but she at last is starting to get some serious recognition. Did you catch the judges commenting on how well she’s doing?

    • prismamars

      I want Dom to win sometime soon; she’s a great designer!

    • otterbird

      Heidi needs a coach to teach her how to act surprised.

      Awesome about the proposal, but I wish Dom had won. I liked Bradon’s though.

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

      Poor Dom, always a bridesmaid…

      • MilaXX

        True, but she’s doing much better than I expected. I hope she makes it to the finale.

      • AutumnInNY

        I have hope for her. They like her so her star seems on the rise. Hang in there Philly girl.

    • OrigamiRose

      Bye bye Cray Cray!

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

        so glad

        • OrigamiRose

          Same here, but relieved. This should take the drama level down several hundred notches going forward.

    • M. H. Leader

      NO ONE is out because Sandro is GONE!

    • GTrain

      ugh non-elimination – i knew it!!

    • prismamars

      Yes! No more Sandro!!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I’m surprised they’re not letting Sandro back. For the drama.

      • Courtney

        Totally and completely this. I figured they’d find some way around that rule.

        • In_Stitches

          From the way they were talking about it, it sounds to me like he quit. Like, maybe he was asked (or begged) to return, but he said no, knowing that he was fighting a losing battle over his ‘taste’.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Actually, with two assaults on the crew and leaving the building, I believe that they fired him. I doubt the techs’ union is going to put up with people manhandling them.

            • MoHub

              Leaving the building without permission was one of the factors in Keith’s dismissal in season 3. It was more than just the pattern books.

            • In_Stitches

              I definitely hope that’s the case.

      • GillianHolroyd

        Tim’s gonna use his special reprieve power to bring him back, suitably chastened.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I read that as “sustainably chastened.”

          I think I like it better that way.

      • GTrain

        i guess there’s hope for this show yet

      • Call me Bee

        I think it’s a cardinal rule to not leave the compound, just like the no design/pattern books rule. When they kicked off what’s his name in season 3–part of the reason was that he left the hotel during off hours. BIG no-no.

        • MilaXX

          Left the hotel without a PR chaperon and was missing for an extended period of time.

          • MoHub

            Also found to have been using the Internet.

        • Lisa_Co

          They kicked off Keith and he was pretty pissed.

    • majorbedhead

      Oh, YAY! No more Sandro. *whew* Why the fuck in Miranda crying about it, though?

      Tim. Stop it. You’re going to make me start crying again.

    • Call me Bee

      Boy both Miranda and the other chick dodged a BIG bullet. Either one of them could have been aufed.

      • MoHub

        Interesting how Miranda and Helen are supposed to be the two “tough chicks” and both melt into tears at the slightest provocation.

    • Stubenville

      Buh -by Pornstache! I’m shocked they didn’t keep you around.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        maybe they actually realized they’d be legally responsible when he injured someone. ?…or maybe i’m expecting too much insight from this crew…

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

      thank you yoda tim

      • chubby ballerina

        I noticed that, too! Tim is finally fulfilling his destiny as a wise teacher, guiding his designers in the way of the Force.

    • M. H. Leader

      Top Gunn as Yoda: “Sad it may be. Necessary it is.”

    • DeTrop

      I really like Kate’s outfit and Brandon’s too. I don’t get Dom’s. The dress is well made and fits the model but all that fussiness at the collar turns me off. I don’t think Jeremy deserved all that criticism. He should have been safe and Sandro on the bottom.

      • demidaemon

        I would have switched out both Miranda and Jeremy for Karen (hideous, ugly, lumpy) and Sandro or Helen, even though she had immunity. The other two had fine–if somewhat problematic–garments. Miranda needs to start listening and applying the constraints of the challenge and Jeremy just overthought and was not really in it for this challenge.

        • MoHub

          Karen must know something about the judges that they don’t want made public. For four episodes now, she has cruised through safe in the middle, and not once has she made a creative or well-executed garment.

          Amaze-o!

    • prismamars

      Why is Helen sad that Sandro left?

      And Tim’s reaction…

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I’d have taken Miranda, Sue AND Sandro leaving in one fell swoop. And they could’ve taken Helen with them.

      • Qitkat

        I keep hoping Sue will produce some worthy designs. She has some interesting ideas, and is totally a grownup, but she seems tentative and people-pleasing as she was with Sandro in the previous episode. Tonight she couldn’t recognize the need for editing her garment. Those tails were insane. I thought she had a germ of a good idea with the neckties, but that wasn’t quite the way to execute it.

        • MoHub

          Strangely enough, Sue’s garment reminded me of Kara Janx’s Inspiration challenge dress, which, like Sue’s was a basic black jersey sheath with stuff on it. In Kara’s case, it was yellow ribbon meant to simulate caution tape. However, in Kara’s case, I’m glad she survived as she subsequently produced some really nice stuff and should have won the Garden Party challenge instead of Daniel V.

      • MilaXX

        and Karen. A designer so bad and bland I forget who she is each week.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Did Miranda just say she was sorry that Sandro was gone? Where has she been the last few weeks?!

    • Sarah

      Tim Gunn is Yoda! But Miranda, you should go home.

    • nosniveling

      yay!!Sandro out!
      stop crying military girl.
      in my extremely humble opinion, that Braden outfit & win was one of my fav PR moments.

    • MilaXX

      Miranda is just as unstable, She’s crying cause she got to stay? Please auf her next!

    • ChristinaRi

      Miranda is cracking up. I’m sorry she wasn’t eliminated.

    • Fordzo

      Why is Tim talking like Yoda?

      • prismamars

        Talking like Yoga. Necessary it is sometime.

        • Fordzo

          As long as he doesn’t start talking like Jar Jar Binks.

      • Stubenville

        He’s verklempt.

    • otterbird

      God damn it, Project Runway. You exist so I can snark about you, not so you can make me cry.

      • majorbedhead

        Right? knock that shit off. We’re not called Bitter Kittens for nothin’, y’know.

        gimme the damned Kleenex.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I was just slicing onions. That’s all. Onions. For realz.

    • Courtney

      Unconventional materials AGAIN?

      • prismamars

        there are an awful lot of them this season, aren’t there?

      • BeccaGo

        Right after that preview I tweeted “A *third* unconventional challenge? Are they having GoBank app issues or something?” and GoBank themselves replied, and I quote, “Mind if we chime in? No issues with #GoBank app! Just an unconventional kind of year… just adds to the #ProjectRunway drama :)”

        DRAMA!!!

        • Courtney

          I feel like we need jazz hands when we say that.

          • BeccaGo

            That’s exactly the tone I intended. :D

        • MoHub

          All unconventional challenges all the time. This is more than ridiculous.

    • Pennymac

      Ugh. LAME. Not the proposals. This stinking show. CURSES LIFETIME!

    • ThaliaMenninger

      This is all so very convenient. I am not exactly believing this all happened so coincidentally. I mean, Bradon is a lovely designer and the proposal was sweet. But SO convenient.

      • OrigamiRose

        It wasn’t – Nina tweeted the episode was filmed on June 17th, and the decision was announced on June 26th. Argh.

      • MilaXX

        Sadly PR has become so fake that the truly genuine moments get the side eye.

      • hac51

        I didn’t even think it was that sweet. His fiance wasn’t there! He proposed to a cameraman!

        • MoHub

          With a proposal that technically would not be received until months later.

    • OrigamiRose

      Wait…. another unconventional materials challenge next week? Another person walks off? What the hell is in the air there?

      • M. H. Leader

        Its a MODEL who apparently leaves “undressed”–her garments weren’t ready???

        • OrigamiRose

          Every time I think I can’t possibly expect to drink more the next week… they pull me back into the bottle.

      • amanda siegelson

        i am totally peeved! they can not truly think that we haven’t noticed this is the THIRD unconventional materials challenge in FIVE weeks, right????

        • Michelle Wilson

          Does it count as unconventional materials challenge if they only need to incorporate a particular article of clothing into their design? I don’t think so.

          • amanda siegelson

            i’m sorry – i was writing that after watching the promo for next week. i did not mean the bow ties. i meant it as a comment after tim gunn said “this is your unconventional materials challenge” as if we hadn’t already seen two of them.

      • Eric Stott

        At least this season isn’t boring – but I haven’t seen any outstanding garments yet. Here’s hoping for a “Korto’s Seatbelt Coat” moment next week.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Man, Ya is sick! Such a fabulous freak of nature!

      I hope she ain’t a bitch.

      • otterbird

        I am so girl crushing on her.

      • BrooklynBomber

        She’s astonishing.

    • otterbird

      Teeeecccchhhhnically, the Supreme Court didn’t strike down Prop 8; they just dismissed the appeal, saying the plaintiffs didn’t have the standing to bring the case. End result was all good, but it wasn’t quite what Bradon’s fiancé said. (pushing nerd glasses back up nose now)

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        It’s okay. I was mentally correcting him, too. He gets a pass, though, for being so excited and cute.

      • Shibori Girl

        In Washington state you can now get stoned and go to a wedding. Life is good! Love the nerd glasses, BTW

      • OrigamiRose

        Someone at TWoP also caught this:

        FYI, @ninagarcia noted that this episode (s12e04) was filmed on June 17th; CA Prop 8 was struck down (and the appeals finally exhausted) by the Supremes on June 26th.

        • MilaXX

          That was me. I go the info from LJ, which of course, got the info from twitter. How’s that for meta?

          • OrigamiRose

            You are rocking the multi-tasking :))

        • Michelle Wilson

          I thought it would be far too coincidental if those things had all happened the same week, but I also don’t mind them editing something shot a week and a half later onto the end of the show for continuity’s sake. It was a good way to end this episode.

        • jeneria

          They did say his conversation with his boyfriend took place one week later.

          • OrigamiRose

            I missed that – too much multitasking on my part :)

      • Lilithcat

        Yeah, well, I long ago gave up expecting non-lawyers to understand the basis for Supreme Court rulings.

    • Shibori Girl

      Thanks, East Coasters. – I prepare myself for the potential horrors to come by following your comments….and the gin and tonic, of course. In behalf of the Left Coast, I salute you. I go prepared into the fray.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Beardless!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I don’t mind another unconventional challenge (my favorites), but really, “This is this season’s unconventional…” Um, guys? We’ve been watching. It hasn’t even been a long time.

      Okay, reactions that i remember before seeing the stills:
      Dom: Liked it with the one bowtie, thought it went overboard with lots of them. Still, cute.
      Braden: Clear winner.
      Sue: VERY lucky that Sandro went off the rails, because that mess should have been sent packing.
      Miranda: Ignored the challenge again, except in lip service. Big wrist slaps. She may have been right that they were going to send her home because she’s been in the bottom so much, and because she keeps sending the same damned thing down.
      Jeremy: Definitely read older. Hey, older women need clothes, too, and may have the money to buy them. It was well made. Just… old.
      Sandro: Bad use of bow ties. Dull dress under them.
      Helen: They “may” have given her the win because she was paired with Kate? Also, stop crying.
      Kate: Katniss forgot her bow and arrows.

      The others, I have no memory of at all.

      • MoHub

        I liked Jeremy’s and would wear it in a heartbeat. But then, I’m in my early 60s.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Once again, Jos robbed for a fucking storyline.

      • Cheryl

        Jos?

        • lilyvonschtupp

          corrected above.

    • jackiexx

      i don’t know about you guys but the whole, sandro not being in the bottom so he could storm off in a rage seemed weirdly stage-y to me. jeremy’s piece definitely read older, but I thought sandro’s was far worse in comparison. maybe i’m just paranoid from all the past producer interference but something felt off about the whole thing– regardless at least sandro’s gone back to the misogynistic rage hole he came from!

      • Fordzo

        I’ve spent this whole season thinking that Sandro HAD to be an actor. I bet he’s really a nice, Jewish boy from Boro Park. He was probably going to catch the D train home. He was definitely marching away like he knew where he was headed.

        • OrigamiRose

          Between Sustainicorn and Crazy Pants, The Soup has enough material for a PR-only episode.

          • MoHub

            If only!

        • BrooklynBomber

          I missed the first two episodes, and saw last week’s runway show & elimination, and most of tonight’s show. . . and based just on those I’m pretty much convinced he’s a put on. After a while he couldn’t couldn’t keep up the act and had to leave.

    • scarlettudor

      I thought Kate’s outfit was very boring. I did love Dom’s and the winner. His was really beautiful on his model’s skin. Lovely. I don’t know who of the three who were in the bottom would have left had Sandro not thrown his final fit. Sue with her kelp? I thought it was rather pretty. Miranda with her last minute crop top? Or the final bottom three, whom I don’t really remember. Oh, yes. The nice man whose grandmother died. I didn’t think his top and pants were nearly as boring as Kate’s and she made top.

      • OrigamiRose

        Yeah, I think Karen should have been in the bottom instead of the cute British guy. But then they couldn’t have tried to milk the drama of what he was dealing with this week (though I think he handled it beautifully).

        • demidaemon

          That’s true, and PR has done that before, but not in a while. As for scarlettudor’s comment on Sue’s “design,” she basically made two Anya dresses in different colors and put a bowtie harness on them. Whether or not they were aesthetically appealing (which I don’t think they were), they were lame and a waste of her limited funds. If she keeps this up, she is going to self-eliminate for lack of fabric in a challenge (whether she makes it that far, which I doubt).

        • MoHub

          Karen should have been in the bottom every week so far. She must be protected by a Somebody Else’s Problem field.

        • Michelle Wilson

          All I could think when Karen’s look walked down the runway was it’s too bad Michael Kors isn’t around to say Insane Crotch!

    • boweryboy

      Beardless. Yum.

      ETA: But his jacket is too small, and the entire outfit is very Bob Newhart Show circa 1975.

    • Imasewsure

      I say JTF with the beard (ginger beards are cute) and definitely with that adorable outfit!!

    • somebody blonde

      BEARD.

    • bertkeeter

      Just a tad “staged” wouldn’t you say???

    • tonibaloney

      Any West Coast kittens here?

      • Shibori Girl

        Seattle in the house.

      • Zorkness

        Portland!

    • tonibaloney

      Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s makeup/my new TV’s HD ability is freaking me out!

    • Shibori Girl

      First bad advice I have heard Tim give in a long time…Sandro should stop being himself immediately. Perhaps were he someone less obnoxious we wouldn’t all be hoping he gets voted off the island.

    • Michelle Wilson

      I’ve got my first conspiracy theory of the season. The spinoff show they were allegedly creating for Anya a couple of seasons ago is now being developed for Kate. It’s really the only reason I can comprehend why they’d be going so far out of their way to rehabilitate her image. I mean, we all saw the reunion show and read her comments on the other contestants, right? We know she’s not this sweet princess she’s trying so desperately and cloyingly to portray.

      • Cheryl

        I’ve never seen them throw themselves at a contestant since the days of Anthony Ryan’s All-Star Season. Hey, you don’t suppose Kate is really Anthony Ryan in drag?

        • Michelle Wilson

          It’s bordering Anya levels of delusion. Have we seen Anthony Ryan lately?

          • Mildred Pierce

            Anthony Ryan has been battling a second round of testicular cancer and recently underwent chemo again. I do believe he is still working. (He lives here in my town.)

            • Michelle Wilson

              That’s horrible news. I’ve always really liked him.

      • Zorkness

        Is it just me or do her fashions bore other people as well?

        • Michelle Wilson

          I don’t see anything original or interesting in her work which is why I don’t understand the judges love for her. She doesn’t even bring the drama. All I get from her is manipulative brat.

          • jeneria

            Her stuff looks so sloppy, wrinkled, and overworked. I can’t believe the praise she received last night for a sloppy Lane Bryant-esque top and some slacks. I hated her blue gown monstrosity, just hated it. I can only surmise that they really want to work the redemption story line.

    • Shibori Girl

      Heidi is wearing something from the Rubber Fetish Collection….or maybe s spray-on X-men Chameleon number.

    • guest2visits

      In spite of Sandro’s bad manners – I think his questions to the judges for more help in their critiques was not a bad idea. In fact; I’d take more of that information about the judges thought process on the designs than watching the judges paw through some of the results. After all – if they’re made in such a haste – does it really matter that much about the quality; with such short time lines, I didn’t think that was such a big concern of the show. I appreciate good construction but sometimes the idea can trump sewing short cuts too.
      And I’d rather hear why so many designs get sent back to the safe lounge when clearly they were on the bottom, or a contender for the win, – than spend camera time dwelling on the separate dramas or the product placement which is out of control.
      Anyway…. pipe dreams. That would mean the judges would have to work a little more in their critiques and say things that would be open for ‘debate’.
      Because Sandro is so belligerent in his demeanor, and he doesn’t comprehend the instructional criticisms he gets from Tim or anyone – this was kind of a waste. But I bet if he had been all polite and contrite (not possible for this ridiculous windbag) the judges would never have responded; they were kind of blindsided by his forceful bravado, such as it was.
      Tonight there were others that were worse than his – some kind of sexy milk maid-Marie Antionette dress, which was well made and almost pretty but what was it if not a peculiar costume? I would rather have seen Miranda or Helen auf’t. Or possibly Jeremy’s or Karen’s.
      Dom’s was the best she’s done so far and had such good proportions and whimsy. Only Braden’s was better; so clever and chic, he was the win for me. And I thought Kate’s was very appealing too.

      • Zorkness

        Even though he is (kinda) an ass, you are right. There is no law that says you can’t ask judges questions on Project Runway. In fact, I thought his questioning of the judges was healthy. Zac Posen actually articulated what was wrong his clothes for the first time. While I am not a big question authority guy, there is a place for it. When all the other contestants were berating him for it, I looked at them and thought “sheep”. Too bad he didn’t have the chops or temperament to back him up

        • demidaemon

          Yes, but his continued attitude stunk that up right quickly.

        • Michelle Wilson

          I think if Helen hadn’t jumped in to remind him it was all about her and he should respect that only her needs mattered, things wouldn’t have escalated the way that they did.

          • Frank_821

            actually I disagree about Helen. I felt she was trying to point out she felt that he was being disrespectful in his approach. It seemed like she was just using herself as an example that despite being royally reamed by Heidi and Nina she still chose not to make a scene even though she was very upset. Sandro being Sandro was antagonistic to her comments and then she got pissed at him. I find it telling that she is shown apologizing for yelling at him but he was not able to do the same.

            • Michelle Wilson

              My impression was that she was telling him he should have stayed quiet because she’s the one that got ripped on the runway so she was the only one with a right to be upset. Telling someone already upset that they should stop complaining because they don’t have it as bad as you do is rarely a good idea. She was invalidating the feelings of a narcissist who was already feeling ignored. (Posen better keep an eye on his rabbits and his stew pots.)

        • guest2visits

          In response to you and to Frank_821… yes it seemed to me that Sandro got something from Zac he hadn’t gotten previously in any sort of off-show critiques. I’m sure there’s plenty of material that doesn’t get air time; but it doesn’t look like the designers get a hearing about what the judges are thinking unless they’ve been selected as a possible off or possible win. Zac’s notes on Sandro reveal some thoughtful info that I liked being in on (not that it satisfied Sandro in any way).
          I just think a moment to question the judges about how they came to their decision is fair and has the potential to make for some interesting tv moments. Like last night – Sandro was somewhat curious about what the judges were seeing about his designs, but of course he was more invested in schooling the peasants about what excellent work he was putting out (in his own puffy head, of course). He was defending his work more than he was interested in viewing it with a different eye; but that’s not an unreasonable or unusual response from a contestant. I would expect it, but with Sandro’s big time eastern block machismo on his shoulder it came off as a bit obnoxious, though you could see he was trying to restrain himself. Only when Helen and all the other designers jumped all over him about breaking protocol did he completely lose his tenuous hold on reality. And I felt the other designers were behaving like a herd of ‘sheep’ too, Zorkness. And did Helen the self proclaimed BadAss really try to shout Sandro down,? Big mistake, and futile – especially if she’s going to burst into tears the moment she senses she’s losing her side of the debate.
          Of course Sandro’s auf is not a surprise considering he left the reservation and it is unacceptable to throw things at people or grab and shove anyone around – but I don’t think they have a moral right to auf him just for asking about his design out of turn or against format.

          • M. H. Leader

            He didn’t get auf’d for asking questions. He got auf’d for violating the terms of the contract with the show that DO NOT ALLOW HIM TO LEAVE WITHOUT PERMISSION. Period. Also, his physical attacks (last week and this week) on the crew and equipment are beyond the pale. His auf-ing was well deserved.

            • guest2visits

              No argument about ejecting him over: Leaving the PR encampment and physical aggression or threats.I just said that above. But I don’t think asking a question to the judges against the grain of the format was enough of a reason to disqualify a contestant. And that was one of the reasons given for his elimination, by Heidi, I think – when she was addressing the rest of the group. Could have been Tim, but I’m pretty sure it was Heidi. I’m sure the judges don’t want that kind of off-script confrontation, and they’d like to nip any ideas like that in the bud.
              My impression of his breaking protocol was – that was the only worthwhile drama of the night. He got something instructive mostly from Zac; even if it wasn’t what he wanted to hear. And he went back to the lounge subdued but everyone there started in on him and he lost it. I’m not excusing his fits of rage or anger – that’s not even on the table of my discussion. I’m thinking about how much I liked hearing MORE about what the show is actually supposed to be about. As opposed to workroom tantrums, yogurt, bottled water, and whatever else they were selling.
              Tim’s time with the designers doesn’t seem to be adding up to much. And his input with the judges feels a little unfair or lopsided. Maybe The judges DO need to contribute more verbally to the designers results, although improving the quality of the stuff that hits the RW doesn’t appear to be one of PR’s priorities.
              I guess I’d like to hear more of an accounting by the judges on some of their decisions, ridiculous or otherwise. That might be more valuable to the show than musical chairs with the sewing machines, or time given to team-infighting, interviews, and challenge chases.

            • guest2visits

              And now I’ve just gone over the end of the episode a few times actually – and I think a slim word or two has been dropped from Heidi’s talk to the remaining designers. I’ve noticed PR puts out a re-edit almost immediately on it’s show, so that’s nothing new. But I’d really like to know if I’m imagining what I heard; if anyone has the original recording – I’d like to verify what was said; the first time by Tim or Heidi.

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

              He wasn’t eliminated – or disqualified – for asking questions and no one said he was. Other designers have done the same over the years. He was clearly eliminated for walking off the set and probably for assaulting a crew member.

            • guest2visits

              Thanks; my first impression was he was booted for all – leaving, physical aggression, AND messing with the judges. Just my impression I guess; chagrined that I can’t recall it more accurately.

      • Frank_821

        You make some very good points overall. However it’s already been long established that the judges don’t merely spend a few minutes on each contestant. This whole process takes several hours. Just based on the old extended critiques from previous seasons on the lifetime website, we know the judges go into a lot of details and contestants get a chance to engage them during that time. That’s the way it’s always been and it serves as a deterant from people playing it safe and trying to coast through

        It seems to me, they did give him a lot of useful feedback but he doesn’t know how to process that information or respond to their critques in a way that would have helped him better as a contestant

    • crash1212

      Are there normally cameras on the street outside the PR workrooms? That whole Sandro thing rings a bit false to me. I understand all the cameras on premises catching his hissy fit, but the one outside? In any event…good riddance.

      • Shibori Girl

        Yes, but they are not Lifetime cameras. I think they actually belong to Homeland Security.

      • leilah

        There are backstage cameras–probably both generally and as part of scripted-drama, with instructions to keep an eye out for the unexpected–and I’m surprised they weren’t tripping over each other to catch his divantics ….

      • bertkeeter

        The cameras are on shoulder harnesses and totally mobile! No half decent camera person would miss the chance to catch that nasty bit of work on film sashaying down 7th Ave!

      • Frank_821

        Actually if I recall every contestant has a cameraman assigned to them. so there would be plenty of people on had to chase him down

    • leilah

      Sandro left the following on his Facebook page:

      “People who I protect All the time
      Share my food on same table 3 times a day
      Became to me as TRADERS.
      I’m not came this country for this
      My mother raze me not for that crap also
      Some one can say its SHOW
      Well
      I came to do amazing work
      And I don’t care it’s show around
      Or people changed around me
      I being me and some people GET THAT & RESPECT ME
      SOME PEOPLE GET BITCHY AND THINK AFTER 50 min tvshow they know everything about yourself and gonna START JUDGING YOU”

      He then followed up (moments ago) with a response to his *many well-wishers” (blink…blink):

      “Thank you guys for get it point why I decide to leave a show”

      Initially, I thought “decide to leave a show” was just a face-saving move, but then again he’d have to be stupid (beyond just delusional) not to know that he couldn’t attack the show’s staff and equipment and be allowed to continue … unless he thought that “Top Gunn” would use his 1 vote to keep him … hahahahahahaha

      • alyce1213

        I love this stuff, thanks for posting. You must have friended him to get this – ?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I may be naive here, but I don’t actually think that meltdown was staged. It causes the pain the butt of not eliminating anyone, and it’s not an interesting storyline in particular. It doesn’t seem to go with the storyline they wanted (first everything was too much, then they struggled to make compliments about the second look, etc — looks like they were going for the season villain to keep him on for as long as they reasonably could). This storyline seems fairly quickly cobbled together.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I don’t think it was staged, either, but I do think he was putting on a show.

    • AutumnInNY

      How about Nina giving Helen the Mother Superior speech? Sheesh. “We may have given you the win because of your partner”….It was not Helen’s night clearly but Heidi had already chided her. Nina loves to remind everyone how powerful she is. Imagine working for her in real-life. Also Sue and Miranda were damn lucky that Sandro decided to flip out and get himself auf’ed. Miranda thinks she would have gone home but I’m thinking it would have been Sue. $400 @ Mood for that mess?

      • Lilithcat

        Actually, it was only $200. She spent $400 on fabric, but made two dresses.

        But I agree; that schmatta was auf-worthy, in whatever color.

    • DeTrop

      I have a question or two. Can someone with immunity still be the winner of the next challenge? If so, why can’t someone with immunity be put in the bottom? Hello Helen. I’m thinking of you. She clearly should have been in the bottom. They can’t vote her off but it would be a more honest judging.

      • jeneria

        Yes, people can win back-to-back challenges, but it is very rare. And yes, they have put people with immunity in the bottom. Why they didn’t with Helen I don’t know unless they wanted to humiliate her by calling her out in front of the entire group and then shame her by telling her she wasted immunity.

        • MoHub

          Absolutely. Jeffrey Sebelia was the first designer to win back-to-backs—in season 3—and in season 2, Daniel Vosovic was put in the bottom for the dress he made for Chloe—and told he would have been auf‘d—in spite of his having immunity.

      • BrooklynBomber

        There’s kind of no point. If they chose the final 3 contestants based on cumulative scores given throughout the challenges, then it would make sense. But all being in the bottom 3 means is that you might go home this week; if someone with immunity is in the bottom three, you might as well only have 2. It’s certainly happened before that someone has been told it was only their immunity that saved them.

      • Frank_821

        Technically they did that to Rami 1 time in S4. He won the previous challenge and did a dress for the next challenge that while interesting was wrong for the challenge. They sort of had a bottom 4 and scolded him for his efforts

      • M. H. Leader

        They always (as long as they have enough designers to do it), call out the 3 top and 3 bottom. Everyone else is safe. I’ve never seen them put someone with immunity in the bottom 3 because that person cannot be eliminated. But Helen is not the first with immunity to be told they’re lucky they have it that week because otherwise they’d be on the bottom. It’s not that unusual for someone with immunity to have a let-down the following week and turn in crappy work.

        Besides, there were easily 3 others who deserved to be on the bottom. It’s not like there weren’t enough others to fill out the bottom 3!

    • MartyBellerMask

      BEARD!

    • Fred Vaughn

      I guess your recaps will show up for this one around Labor Day, given what you have to work with…? Talk about DRAMA!

    • Lenora Dody

      I was in St. Pancras to take the chunnel to Paris!

    • guest2visits

      Meant to add I like the face with or with out beard – he looks a younger without.

      And the bar is fantastic. I wanna go.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I agree that it wasn’t staged. And that it was UNCOMFORTABLE. Anyone who’s ever dealt with one of these rageaholics was probably getting ready to prepare the bunker last night. In scripted shows, they always get it wrong — the rageaholic rages about… well, something worth raging over. In real life. It’s “Don’t you dare yell at/roll your eyes at/turn away from me!” And it makes no plot sense. Like last night’s little meltdown.

      Helen, on the other hand, seemed pretty staged for drama.

      I disagree with you guys about the win. I thought Braden’s was really sharp. Was the proposal a little staged? Eh, maybe. But I can see him having thought about it spontaneously, told the producers, and then gotten the stage time to do it. Which suggests that his win could have been manipulated to set it up, of course, but in this case, I think he also had the neatest garment, anyway.

      Sandro: Without the ties, this might have been interesting, but of course, that would break the challenge. And that’s why it’s a challenge — using the things creatively. Just tacking them on there as faux shoulder straps looked awkward.

      Dom: I liked it a lot in the workroom, but the unedited neckline is why I wouldn’t have given it the win. That was definitely a case where she should have listened to Tim, and if she had, she’d have won the challenge.

      Kate: Like I said last night, Katniss forgot her bow and arrows. Unfortunately, she also forgot Cinna. I didn’t notice in motion how ill-fitting the top was. Definitely not a top three entry.

      Jeremy: Dear Lord, that looks worse in the stills. The blouse is okay in an old-lady way (and hey, old ladies need clothes, too), but the pants are atrocious.

      Sue: Bad in a quick view, worse in a still. She needs to send Sandro a big bouquet for aufing himself.

      Miranda: Needs to drop this silhouette from her repertoire. And it was fine tucked in. Enough croppies already.

      Alexandria: I like the skirt, but what’s with all those potato sack tops? NOT flattering.

      Ken: Didn’t think it was that awful, but then again, it’s one I couldn’t remember after the runway last night. Points for trying to intervene in the tantrum.

      Justin: Big old yawn.

      Helen: Looks better in stills than it did in motion. Still middle of the road.

      Karen: Forgot about it. Looks pretty ’80s to my eye. Come on. Joan Cusack would have worn the hell out of this in Working Girl.

      Alexander: Ouch. Honey, no.