T LOunge

Posted on August 22, 2013

Darlings, could this place be any more charmingly, ridiculously English?

 

Mr. Fogg’s, London

Pip, pip. Cheerio. Grab a seat. They all look comfy.

Nina Garcia, guest judge Allison Williams, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

The only interest we have in Allison as a judge is to find out once and for all if she’s pretentious or she knows her shit. We’re taking bets on “pretentious.”

Tim Gunn and Seona Skwara, Head of Activation for Resource Natural Spring Water

Oh, for fuck’s sake. Spring water. Another episode of Product Runway. Are we going to have to hear a ton of bullshit about how refreshing water is? Because we may need airsickness bags if that’s the case.

This is not fashion design.

 

There is no creativity, technical skill, or problem-solving to be found here.

 

This is not fabulous.

 

And apparently, someone gets decapitated or something.

Drink, kittens. Drink now.

 

 

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

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  • Kate Andrews

    At least Tim has a camo suit. It’s all worth it, just for that moment.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      … and he seems to be packing ammo.

      • Nariya

        Now I’m imagining: “Designers, surprise! This is now the Hunger Games. Me and a gun versus all of you in some helmets. You have thirty seconds to run, starting… now!”

        I need a drink.

  • kimmeister

    What on earth does a Head of Activation do at a spring water company? Turn on springs?

    • decormaven

      Maybe she makes the water overflow onto the land surface.

    • StellaZafella

      Sticks her finger in the bottles to make sure it’s fizzy enough.

    • Louise Bryan

      Genuine activated water. If they needed to be inspired by the great outdoors, isn’t Central Park a little more convenient? And they could get all inspired in just a couple of hours.

    • Fordzo

      She’s a rainmaker.

    • zoreta

      It probably has to do with the activated charcoal/carbon used to filter the water- you’ll also find it inside those fuzzy rectangles you put in aquarium filters.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        Seeing that post over and over made me scream like James Brown.

        HEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! NO STATIC!!!!!!!!!

    • zoreta

      It probably has to do with the activated charcoal/carbon used to filter the water- you’ll also find it inside those fuzzy rectangles you put in aquarium filters.

    • zoreta

      It probably has to do with the activated charcoal/carbon used to filter the water- you’ll also find it inside those fuzzy rectangles you put in aquarium filters.

    • zoreta

      It probably has to do with the activated charcoal/carbon used to filter the water- you’ll also find it inside those fuzzy rectangles you put in aquarium filters.

  • Random Compliments

    TIM’S SUIT. I DIE.

    • Sarah

      THAT is how you do Fashion in the wilderness!

    • Rhonda Shore

      I loved that, even in a camo suit, he had a pocket square in a contrasting color!

  • Munchkn

    Are they going to dress all the models in pup tents?

  • Shibori Girl

    G&T. Stat! This episode looks like more that one will be needed. Can’t watch til tomorrow but I will be pulling for all you hearty souls. Camping – is that how Coco Chanel got her start?!

  • Pennymac

    Oh, Mr. Gunn, how I adore you! And this lounge is all kinds of British fabulous. I there an English tea/alcoholic type beverage the Bitter Kittens recommend in keeping with the theme of this lounge?

    • StellaZafella

      Dubonney and Gin…on the rocks with a twist. It was Noel Coward’s version of “Spring Water”

      • majorbedhead

        A Pimm’s Cup works, too.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          a gin fizz seems appropo.

        • boweryboy

          Yum. +1 for the Pimm’s.

    • conniemd

      In honor of the British Colonies you could order the favorite drink for hot tropical weather, a shandy, which is beer and lemonade.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        And EXCELLENT! Fresh made is best, but Leinenkugel’s makes a swell one.

    • Qitkat

      Just yesterday, one of my dear sons took me to High Tea at the Brown Palace in Denver. We had Kir Royale, a lovely sparkling cherry beverage, along with our choice of teas, scones, clotted cream, jam, tiny sandwiches and yummy dessert treats.

      • Sarah

        Oh, I love tiny sandwiches! There are not enough of them in this world.

        • Qitkat

          Curried egg salad, delish, and something I will try at home; cucumber with cream cheese, sliced ever so elegantly; and turkey with cranberry spread.

          • Sarah

            Drool drool.

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        Ooh. Clotted cream and scones. Yum!

        • Beardslee

          We honeymooned in the West Country and that’s just about all I ate; well, also full English breakfasts and hearty pub meals. I told my husband that now that I had my man, I was going to let myself go!

      • makeityourself

        After visiting the absolutely wonderful YSL exhibit last May in Denver, we too hit High Tea at the Brown Palace. No dinner needed that evening, or breakfast the next morning.

        • Qitkat

          I truly kicked myself when I realized I had missed that exhibit.

      • Pennymac

        That sounds wonderful! I love High Tea!

      • formerlyAnon

        Yay for dear sons!

        • Beardslee

          I’m looking forward to when my son reaches the age to take me out. He is about to turn 20 and has barely been home this summer except to make a mess and ask for money. Absolutely darling, of course – but that’s about it!

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      It’s more of a winter thing, but I invented a cocktail called Empire Tea – marmalade vodka, The King’s Ginger and hot strong Mariage Frères Chandernagor tea.

      Or a gimlet – gin & lime cordial over ice.

  • StellaZafella

    Next year they’re taking them on safari in Kenya and they’ll have to “kill” they’re own prey for the materials – except the animals will all be toys from FAO’s stuffed with candy flown in from Chicago….
    all just so Tim and Heidi can wear khaki and zebra on the runway.

    AUUUUUGHH! Gimme a Ginger and Bitters… I don’t know if I can stay for this.

    • muzan-e

      I would absolutely watch that. Bonus attention from me if they ambush the cameramen to loot their equipment for ‘military-inspired’ accessories.

    • kimmeister

      Does Heidi ever need an excuse to wear zebra on the runway?

      • StellaZafella

        Well, no, not an excuse…but maybe a product sponsor.

  • Carrieanno

    Spring water lady is wearing a skirt and wedges at a campsite. Makes sense.

  • Jacquelyn

    That second picture of the designers looks like the production team told them to sit/stand and look really cheerful, like a Sears ad. Seriously. I’m writing copy in my head for that picture.

  • R. L.

    Eh, are they going to use pine cones and leaves or rip the tents apart? Tear each others’ clothes off for material (MY EYES! MY EYES!!!)

  • R. L.

    I desperately need a drink to watch this one and I have no alcohol in the house.

    • Sarah

      They don’t? In my town, they do. Costs extra, but you just have to order from a restaurant that has off-site retail privileges.

      • twigg

        Where do you live? I’m moving immediately.

        • Sarah

          Fabulous Richmond, Virginia. You can get beer delivered, but only at astronomical prices. I know a place that’ll deliver champers, too. I prefer to take my drunk ass to the 7-11 around the corner, though (short walk, cheaper prices.)

          • R. L.

            Oh if only I were there.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        When I was in college lo those many years ago, there was a liquor store that delivered. It was the’80′s, and life was grand.

        • AnneElliot

          I went to college in a Chicago suburb and it was common (especially since we were over the city limit in Evanston, which was practically a dry town — it was the home of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the birthplace of Prohibition). Plus they were notoriously lazy about checking IDs. This was back in the 80s, I’m sure they’re much stricter now.

      • MilaXX

        Really? I’ve never heard of that. Although if we had it here. I’d probably abuse the service.

        • Sarah

          It is weird. We have Alcoholic Beverage Control in VA. You can have an ABC On license, which means you are allowed to serve alcohol in your restaurant, and sometimes you can have ABC Off, which means you can sell from your convenience store (only beer/wine, you have to go to the Gestapo-run state store for liquor). Sometimes, a savvy restaurant owner has an ABC off license, too, so if they have delivery, too, they’ll do it. At aforementioned astronomical prices.

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

    Good evening dear, sweet Bitter Kittens. Seems we going to need our Off and our Bullshit repellent this evening. What’s the over under that they show less than fifteen accumulative minutes of actual design work this episode?

  • Funkykatt

    I wasn’t interested until whatshisname stated he wasn’t doing ‘this’. He’s the reason I am watching this season. Annoying as hell but entertaining.

  • vitaminC

    Tim Gunn in m-f-ing cargo pants. Pass the Koolaid, please.

    • majorbedhead

      I’m going to need something stronger than Kool-aid to get *that* particular image out of my head.

      • vitaminC

        I was thinking something in the way of a Jonestown vintage.

      • boweryboy

        I’ll convince him to take them off.

      • formerlyAnon

        I never want it to leave my head. There are some sights which are so . . . beyond my ability to have imagined, that if I encounter them must be enshrined forever to be ruminated upon at leisure.

    • Eric Stott

      Cargeaux pants, if you please

  • Sarah

    I am bereft, because I gave up TV and now have to wait until later to watch online. No realtime PR for me anymore!! I will die wondering wth went on…

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

      Hey Kitten, hope things turned out well with your friend. You’ll be missed this evening.

      • Sarah

        Oh, thank you! He is much better, and feeling ashamed, which is not necessary. We all get sick sometimes. I’m glad to have him back, sheepish or not! So kind of you to remember.

        • Qitkat

          Such good news for you and your friend. I also hope you get that new job you have interviewed for. Keep us posted, and enjoy a stressless evening.

          • Sarah

            I will! Thank you! I’m still waiting to hear. It’s government, so it takes like weeks to find out anything.

          • Qitkat

            How well I know, hubby was lifetime fedgovt employee, and for every change, it felt like eons waiting.

  • GorgeousThings

    “And apparently, someone gets decapitated or something.”
    It could only be an improvement.
    I Hi-hosie the rocking chair by the fireplace (get outta my chair, anyone who is sitting there, dammit), and I would like a Pimm’s Cup please.

    No, seriously, I’ll have a glass of NZ Sauvignon Blanc. It’s still summer.

  • blondie65

    Following orders…drinking now .. on my 2nd glass of wine. Can NOT imagine what craziness/crap/drama
    we are going to face tonight.

    • conniemd

      Just now pouring # 2. But I admit that I always have a conflict between watching “Burn Notice” live and DVRing Project Runway. I miss this TLo Lounge by DVRing it, but then I get to skip over the gossip girly snide comments by one contestant about another. Choices, Choices.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        But, but…what about OUR gossip girly snide comments?

  • 1carmelita

    Um, did Tim actually say “glamping site”?

    • Denise Plank

      Maybe he started drinking too.

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

      Glamorous camping?

      • Sarah

        Yeah, that’s what it means. It is also a highly ridiculous concept, if you ask me.

        • zoreta

          Camping is full of bugs and dirt and critters too curious for their own good. In other words, pretty much the opposite of glamorous…

          • Sarah

            I love dirt and critters. If you want glamorousness, you go to a resort. The beauties of camping are not for everyone, but if you get a taste for it, all that fuss seems like overkill (not that I don’t have some serious comfort equipment. The ground is HARD.)

  • Susan Bigler

    Tim’s camo suit is killing me. Not sure if I like it or hate it. And his LL Bean mukluks. Business dress for camping?

    • formerlyAnon

      I could not have imagined his ensemble in1000 years, so I treasure the image. (Which is not the same as approving.) I am quite impressed that he was provided with actual practical footwear.

  • GorgeousThings

    The look on Kate’s face is all “I’m going to win this fucker. Suck it, bitches.”
    And the look on After School Special’s face is all, “See this axe handle? In two seconds I’m gonna smash her face with it. Suck THAT, bitch.”

  • SewingSiren

    What if everybody is crying and covering their face with hankies, because somebody farted? Just a thought.

    • Qitkat

      In a closed tent.

    • kimmeister

      After that somebody dug up and ate some rotten garlic and onion bulbs.

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

    If the uncles say drink now, why then we must.

  • Michelle Wilson

    I predict Justin get’s booted and Tim uses his save. But maybe that’s just wishful thinking because I’m ready to be done with the whole Tim save thing.

    • OrigamiRose

      Or worse, everyone thinks he’s going to use it and then he doesn’t and has to explain to a designer’s face why he decided against it.

      That said, if Justin is booted before Afterschool Special, Army Girl or Cray Cray Ken, I will be pissed. I can only take so much insanity every week.

  • Gineral

    Pass the Claret jug please… Resource Water is a brand owned by Nestle’, who is oh so very well known for its social consciousness. Instead of hauling out Miss Odd-Name Earth-Tone, they could really promote the brand by having the designers whip up sophisticated sexy somethings made from faux kente cloth and cans of baby formula.

    • SewingSiren

      I’m thinking of a new drink for tonight, 2 parts Nestle Good Start, 1 part Resource Water , and 3 parts Boodles.

    • EveEve

      The fact that all that water was filmed heaped in palattes of plastic bottles makes me wish they’d had to incorporate the bottles into the design, just to show how ridiculous it is to tie this product in with an “inspired from nature” challenge.

  • snarkykitten

    omfg. is Tim wearing a CAMO suit?!

  • wontons

    I wonder how far into the show before the first “camp” joke.

  • Qitkat

    Mr. Qitkat and I were just reading about glamping, in a book suggesting exciting things to do in retirement. This episode ought to be amusing, and most likely convince us never ever to try it. Spent last evening in the ER after he had several episodes of double vision. After a cat scan, tests and examination, nothing untoward was found, no stroke thank goodness. Diagnosis of diplopia, which can have any number of causes. Further doctor visits to come.

    Anybody else out there in Denver area? We are having a massive rain and hail storm going on right now.

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

      Speedy recovery, Mr. Qitkat!!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      The Lounge certainly can be a sick bay, can’t it? I hope the eventual drill-down Dx is manageable, my friend.

      • Qitkat

        Thank you. It was a bit scary, but we are hoping for the best. It’s good to have support here.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Don’t I know it! It’s odd, but nicely so, that we’re bucked up by the kind sentiments of a heap of folks we’ve never met, eh?

    • formerlyAnon

      Glad it wasn’t anything immediately awful, and hope that further investigation is useful and reassuring.

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

    Is it sad I still don’t know all their names yet? I don’t think I am the only one, right?

    • Sarah

      No, you are not. My bff and I had a conversation via text after last week’s episode that went “I hate that big blonde weirdo.” I then said “who, Eyebrows or HOH? (Hard of hearing)” and she said “No, the lady, but those both suck.” and I said “you mean the Bitchy European?” To which she replied “Maybe?”
      So yeah, nobody knows anybody around here except Kate and Bradon, pretty much.

    • OrigamiRose

      I have a theory that the redhead whose name I can never remember is Project Runway‘s Milton from Office Space. She was actually cut during “Road to the Runway” but they forgot to tell her and so she just keeps showing up to challenges.

      • Sarah

        Dang there’s a redhead? ;)

        • OrigamiRose

          I think so? :)

    • NDC_IPCentral

      It’s not sad; it’s a testament to the cruddiness of the darn show. Survivor meets Big Brother meets an occasional sewing machine, in between VITRIOL spewed relentlessly moistened with tears.

      I don’t care about these dresstestants, either, and I’m really dispirited by Mr. Gunn’s role and devaluation.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Nope. Don’t really know them, or really care to know them.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I think I could cheerfully live in Mr. Fogg’s.

  • unpious

    Looking at Tim in that suit, and those shoes, and his “screw you Lifetime with this camo suit you are forcing me to wear, I’m still going to wear a goddamn pocket square” Joker-grin… I do not have enough gin in the house for this tonight.

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    hey hey pip pip and all that. upper class twit of the year contest. i had a great week, my quilting group came for their annual visit. we have been getting together for twenty-five years now and it’s a warm supportive and silly group. only damper on the fun is there’s a huge wildfire near here. we are not in danger but the air quality just sucks, at three o’clock yesterday afternoon it looked like sunset. the sun was blood red, appearing and disappearing behind strangely colored clouds with ashes raining down. today has been equally strange. i’ll be back in about an hour when things get started!
    set me up with a virtual bottle of shooting sherry.

    • Qitkat

      What fun for you and your group. Sometimes I miss quilting and the camaraderie. Air quality sucks all over the west, with so many wildfires it’s hard to keep track.

    • R. L.

      Same here on the air quality. It is hard to breathe sometimes.

    • formerlyAnon

      I so hope you get rain. In buckets and lashings. (But not enough for mudslides.)

      Yay for camaraderie, especially with friends we’ve known for a long time. One of the perks of living past youth’s first beauty.

  • OrigamiRose

    *opens bottle of Jameson, chugs*

    Is it too much to hope that Tim is calling a mulligan on the season, hence the tears?

  • lillyvonschtupp

    Oh God, Tim! Take a Midol!

  • DinahR

    I love how in that first photo Heidi and Nina seem to mentally be asking – “Who invited the little pointy-red-shoes girl?”

    • makeityourself

      My thought exactly. And my second thought was, “what the hell kind of fugly ’80s poof getup is Nina wearing and those sandals give her cankles.

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

    Is it because Kevin Bacon left one of the designers hanging on a cliff? Boo hoo!

    Is that an OLD movie or what?! Ha!

  • MilaXX

    UGH! Let me start drinking now. FYI -To this city gal glamping/camping, whatever you call it looks like the very opposite of fun. On the other hand, I’d love to know where Tim Gunn managed to find a camo camping suit.

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

    MilaXX, I’m so glad you’re here : )
    I’ve been wanting to check on you and to tell you a funny. I hope your Friday went well and that you’re on a better path.

    Have you ever seen Sixteen Candles?

    • MilaXX

      I’m always up for a funny. Friday went really well. Still waiting on results, but I had a really great tech do my scan. He got a vein for the contrast on the first try AND gave me headphone & played Alicia Keyes during the scan. I wanted to propose to him by the time I was done. That has to be the least stress I have every experienced during an MRI.

      • formerlyAnon

        Good thoughts.

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

        Oh good!

        Well, my funny would have been funnier over cocktails and PR, but I bowed out once Disqus took a shit.
        In a nutshell, I was a nervous flippin wreck for my MRI, so much so that I took a muscle relaxer and and anti anxiety pill. But then I got there and it only got worse, so after I checked in and was told I’d they’d be with me in just a minute, I took a second anti anxiety pill. Then they came out and told me it would be at least another hour. Girl. I was exactly like the sister in Sixteen Candles at her wedding. Soupy. Loopy. And way too relaxed. It was comical. I’m grateful my husband is kind and didn’t record me. Just wasted.
        Somehow they managed to get what they need, results are in and referrals for new docs have been made.

        • MilaXX

          LOL.
          I wasn’t that bad. I took an ambien went to get the exam and was told I was rescheduled for 5 pm that eve. I called my sis an asked if she could leave work early and she went back with me. I took a nap, work up took another and went and picked up the sibling. Then I lucked up and got good MRI tech so all went well. I may schedule evening appointments from now on.

  • Violina23

    2 month old has reflux, and the 3.5YO is in between camp & school. I need something HARD tonight… And will likely be watching during a 2am feeding, which is about the level of importance I place on this show these days ;)

    • Munchkn

      My grandson had reflux. I know how difficult that can be for the parents to cope with and the baby is downright miserable. My sympathies to you all and take care of yourselves. And give that sweet baby a hug from me.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    With every single challenge being sponsored and commercials on top of it, these guys have got to be absolutely RAKING in the cash.

    Oh, sorry, I guess I’m supposed to be thinking about “glamping.” Or decapitations or something. ;p

    That place is so English, I feel I ought to have some port, or a little nip of gin.

  • sunsetwalker

    Missed last week but doubt anything of real significance occurred. Bringing out the scocth for this, lets hope its worth it.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    LordLuvADuck, but Tim Gunn looks supremely uncomfortable in his camo Teddy Roosevelt-in-the-backwoods kit. Without Teddy’s brio. Is Bunim-Murray taking an unholy glee in humiliating him for some reason? I haven’t looked at the trailer, but does Heidi do her outdoors look ala Barbarella? That would be about her speed.

    This is going to be a yell-at-the-screen non-stop show, I’m a-thinkin’.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I had a good day at work today. We’re going to do a Hunger Games-inspired fashion show program to make up our own district costumes (for our own made up district). I’ll try not to smoke as much crack as the PR judges when judging…

    • Sarah

      That sounds like fun! What kind of district? Hopefully not a sad, poor, coalmining one.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        We’re going to decide that together. (Some of my teens want it to be the crafting district. As long as it’s also a career district, because they’re totally obsessed with ‘training’ for games with other libraries…)

        • formerlyAnon

          There are not enough hearts in the universe for Youth Services librarians (or whatever pseudo-corporate nomenclature is au courant in your institution.)

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Thanks! I love my job most days.

            (And you’re up to date on your pseudo-corporate nomenclature. It could be worse. At least we’re still librarians out in the public world, and not “media specialists,” like the poor school librarians are called most places.)

          • Sarah

            At my library our current “Youth Services/Branch Teen Contact” is not a librarian (LAII), but actually looks like a youth, so much so that we call him “Doogie” behind his back. I am starting to feel bad, though, because I’ve heard him say “Yes, I do work here” or something like that a billion times now. Poor kid.

  • Call me Bee

    I’m visiting a friend in the hinterlands of Wisconsin (no–the whole state is not a hinterland–just that part outside Milwaukee,) so just checking in to say hi. I’ll be watching, so I’ll ses you all on the flip side.
    Cute bar, by the way.

  • Cele Deemer

    Tim is wearing Duck Boots??????????? OMFG.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Stop the world. I wanna get off.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Stop the world. I wanna get off.

  • Sarah

    HA! I have finagled a viewing on DVR at my pal’s house. I will not be able to do this every week, but thank GAWD. I could not STAND the idea of waiting until (sober) tomorrow to find out what all went down. And yes, I know I’m Lifetime’s Official Puppet, now.

  • EveEve

    Maybe they aren’t all crying at the end. Maybe they all have really bad seasonal allergies or they caught colds spending nights outside in tents. Anyway…Lager and Lime for me…my favorite pub drink from my youthful years in Scarborough.

    • formerlyAnon

      More likely Lifetime (unpaid) interns are poking them with pins or waving cut onions around, strategically off-camera.

  • OrigamiRose

    Oh dear lord, she’s “Judas”? The ridiculous is coming early tonight.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I know. And of course, let us not forget who that implies he thinks he is…

      • OrigamiRose

        Touche ;)

      • Eric Stott

        a stumpy little minor demon

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          He has the perfect beard for it.

          • Eric Stott

            Marry me..temporarily.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            :-)

          • SayWTH

            I get to be your flower girl. My 11 year old can whip me up something appropriate to wear I am sure – and I won’t look half as stupid as one of the models of these “designers” does on an average week.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    “Toilet of crazyness”?

  • Courtney

    Oh, thank god we got to rehash all this AWESOME drama from last week.

  • Stubenville

    I think I need some hard liquor for tonight.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Just tonight?

      • Stubenville

        Ssssssh!

    • bertkeeter

      I’ll settle just for something HARD!

      • lilyvonschtupp

        That’s what she said!

        • bertkeeter

          “Said the ACTRESS to the ARCHBISHOP”!

          • lilyvonschtupp

            God bless you, you dirty old Queen. :o)

          • formerlyAnon

            The classics are the classics for a reason!

  • Courtney

    That is some serious awfulness that Tim Gunn is wearing.

    • Stubenville

      Vintage Stephen Sprouse?

  • Stubenville

    Glamping [eyeroll]

    • OrigamiRose

      A shot for every time someone says that?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        We’ll all die of alcohol poisoning!

        • OrigamiRose

          But then at least we’re spared the rest of this season.

        • Stubenville

          Perhaps a sip!

  • mom2ajs5

    Oh for fuck’s sake…

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Blood to dye things…foreshadowing!

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

    • annaplurabelle

      One can only hope.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        HEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

  • EveEve

    Good grief, they act as though they’ve never seen a tree or a stream before.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      There are people where I wonder if they have…

  • Cheryl

    They sell water?

  • Cheryl

    They sell water?

  • OrigamiRose

    Think about the environment! Oh, Sustainicorn left too soon, this was *his* challenge to win!

  • Cheryl

    They sell water?

  • bunnieteeth

    I want to watch but I don’t have cable. Is it streaming anywhere?

  • Cheryl

    They sell water?

  • Courtney

    That’s about as vaguely defined a challenge as you can get. “Make something nature inspired.”

  • mom2ajs5

    Should we start taking bets now on whether Resource water is ever mentioned again during the show?

  • OrigamiRose

    Did we break Disqus?

    • Stubenville

      No, apparently they did it to themselves.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      We can only hope.

  • Cheryl

    They sell water?

  • Stubenville

    Oh Miss Thing, STFU – you were almost sent home last week.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Is anyone surprised that Ken hates the outdoors?

    • OrigamiRose

      Yes, because he’s from the South and apparently we are supposed to have this thing about assuming everyone from the South likes the outdoors. (Has anyone ever heard that before? News to me.)

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I’m from the upper Midwest. Theoretically we all love the outdoors.

        • lilyvonschtupp

          I’m from the Mid-Atlantic. Deer country. We use antlers for currency and deer poop for change.

  • Cheryl

    So their inspiration is water?

  • EveEve

    ANOTHER one day challenge to create a glam look.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Perhaps instead of glamping they could have a *gasp* TWO day challenge?

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

    I have no idea what’s going on. On the bright side, I have port!

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

    I have no idea what’s going on. On the bright side, I have port!

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Oh, dear god. MAKE KEN SHUT UP!

  • R. L.

    I liked Ken a little bit more when he said the outdoors cleansed him.

  • Bexxx

    why would you camp (or glamp, as it were) without alcohol

  • R. L.

    I liked Ken a little bit more when he said the outdoors cleansed him.

  • Bexxx

    why would you camp (or glamp, as it were) without alcohol. i can’t even watch glamping without a drink

  • EveEve

    Highly suspicious that so many of the contestants are suddenly wearing camo shorts

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised by how nice the break from the usual scenery and nonsense is. I get sick of the cityscapes myself. Though I’m glad not to be dealing the mosquitoes.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      i hope ken gets malaria.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I’d just like him to go home.

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

    Ohhhhh Disqus, wtf?

  • OrigamiRose

    Test test test…. :(

  • Stubenville

    Oh Disqus, you never cease to annoy me.

  • Stubenville

    Oh Disqus, you never cease to annoy me.

    • OrigamiRose

      They want to be part of our drinking game.

  • Stubenville

    WTF is Tim wearing at Mood? That’s one fugly jacket with a baby poo check shirt?

  • Cheryl

    This site is closed for maintenance?

  • guest2visits

    repeat 1.

  • Cheryl

    This site is closed for maintenance?

  • lilyvonschtupp

    I had more fun watching Dempster beaning ARod in the head.

  • Cheryl

    This site is closed for maintenance?

  • guest2visits

    repeat 2.

  • Stubenville

    Dom’s fabric looks AMAZING!

  • guest2visits

    This feels like their first regular materials challenge all season. Oh Disqus.what now.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    You know, I really wouldn’t want to wear someone else’s personal love letter on my clothes. Or have people crawling around on the ground trying to read my dress. I mean, I appreciate the sentiment, but as clothes… I don’t know. I’m not getting it.

    • OrigamiRose

      I think it’s a dreadful idea. He’s lucky he has immunity.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Seriously Disqus?! This is the effing highlight of my week!

  • EveEve

    Long johns Alexandria? That is not a high end glam look.

  • Guest

    Please stop saying glamping.
    I hate this whole attitude that they are too good for camping that this sarcastic word “glamping,” which Tim seemed to define as something glamorous fashion designers do because they are too fabulous for camping trips that average joes take. There is so much beauty in the wilderness that a fantabulous runway show could be put on by merely one miniscule portion of it. Significantly more inspiration than words which describe Yoplait’s latest brand of frozen Greek yogurt treats. :P I just don’t approve of the way Tim seemed to describe camping in the whole preface to the trip.

    But, as I just started college today, one of the biology professors gave a beautiful speech about the inspiration he finds in the woods looking for owls. He said people often ask him why he finds joy in going out in the middle of cold December nights making owl sounds to try to find him. He said if those who ask the question can’t see the beauty in sitting in the mist from a waterfall and hearing its beautiful roar or listening to the haunting hoot of an owl by doing the actions themselves, that no amount of explaining it will make them see the beauty in those things.

    However, his speech wasn’t simply some pretentious spiel about how nature is the best. It was about telling the students to find those activities for which participating in them is the only thing you need to do to see the beauty in them. It was a pretty beautiful speech on finding passion.

  • Guest

    Please stop saying glamping.
    I hate this whole attitude that they are too good for camping that this sarcastic word “glamping,” which Tim seemed to define as something glamorous fashion designers do because they are too fabulous for camping trips that average joes take. There is so much beauty in the wilderness that a fantabulous runway show could be put on by merely one miniscule portion of it. Significantly more inspiration than words which describe Yoplait’s latest brand of frozen Greek yogurt treats. :P I just don’t approve of the way Tim seemed to describe camping in the whole preface to the trip.

    But, as I just started college today, one of the biology professors gave a beautiful speech about the inspiration he finds in the woods looking for owls. He said people often ask him why he finds joy in going out in the middle of cold December nights making owl sounds to try to find him. He said if those who ask the question can’t see the beauty in sitting in the mist from a waterfall and hearing its beautiful roar or listening to the haunting hoot of an owl by doing the actions themselves, that no amount of explaining it will make them see the beauty in those things.

    However, his speech wasn’t simply some pretentious spiel about how nature is the best. It was about telling the students to find those activities for which participating in them is the only thing you need to do to see the beauty in them. It was a pretty beautiful speech on finding passion.

  • Guest

    Please stop saying glamping.
    I hate this whole attitude that they are too good for camping that this sarcastic word “glamping,” which Tim seemed to define as something glamorous fashion designers do because they are too fabulous for camping trips that average joes take. There is so much beauty in the wilderness that a fantabulous runway show could be put on by merely one miniscule portion of it. Significantly more inspiration than words which describe Yoplait’s latest brand of frozen Greek yogurt treats. :P I just don’t approve of the way Tim seemed to describe camping in the whole preface to the trip.

    But, as I just started college today, one of the biology professors gave a beautiful speech about the inspiration he finds in the woods looking for owls. He said people often ask him why he finds joy in going out in the middle of cold December nights making owl sounds to try to find him. He said if those who ask the question can’t see the beauty in sitting in the mist from a waterfall and hearing its beautiful roar or listening to the haunting hoot of an owl by doing the actions themselves, that no amount of explaining it will make them see the beauty in those things.

    However, his speech wasn’t simply some pretentious spiel about how nature is the best. It was about telling the students to find those activities for which participating in them is the only thing you need to do to see the beauty in them. It was a pretty beautiful speech on finding passion.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Please stop saying glamping.
    I hate this whole attitude that they are too good for camping that this sarcastic word “glamping,” which Tim seemed to define as something glamorous fashion designers do because they are too fabulous for camping trips that average joes take. There is so much beauty in the wilderness that a fantabulous runway show could be put on by merely one miniscule portion of it. Significantly more inspiration than words which describe Yoplait’s latest brand of frozen Greek yogurt treats. :P I just don’t approve of the way Tim seemed to describe camping in the whole preface to the trip.

    But, as I just started college today, one of the biology professors gave a beautiful speech about the inspiration he finds in the woods looking for owls. He said people often ask him why he finds joy in going out in the middle of cold December nights making owl sounds to try to find him. He said if those who ask the question can’t see the beauty in sitting in the mist from a waterfall and hearing its beautiful roar or listening to the haunting hoot of an owl by doing the actions themselves, that no amount of explaining it will make them see the beauty in those things.

    However, his speech wasn’t simply some pretentious spiel about how nature is the best. It was about telling the students to find those activities for which participating in them is the only thing you need to do to see the beauty in them. It was a pretty beautiful speech on finding passion.

    • Cheryl

      Congratulations on having a great first day of college. That’s way more important than Project Runway. (but if you’re studying computer science, can you please fix Disqus?)

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        Thank you so much for the well wishes! Ironically, I’m taking Computer Programming I, so we’ll see about fixing disqus. lol. Maybe in a few years ;)

  • blondie65

    The Disqus comment system is temporarily in maintenance mode. You
    can still read comments during this time, however posting comments and
    other actions are temporarily delayed.

    Really. As if I didn’t already hate Disqus enough.

  • blondie65

    “The Disqus comment system is temporarily in maintenance mode. You
    can still read comments during this time, however posting comments and
    other actions are temporarily delayed.”

    Really???. As if I didn’t already hate Disqus enough.

    • Cheryl

      TEMPORARILY???

  • EveEve

    Long johns Alexandria? That is not a high end glam look.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Apparently it is because poopy-drawers won.

  • ChristinaRi

    Listening to this, I realize how happy I would be to never hear the word “ombre” again.

  • BeccaGo

    You really can’t blame the 4-times-homeless guy for hating the great outdoors.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Yes. Yes, I can. Little weasel.

    • OrigamiRose

      Yeah but he talks about people thinking he’d like it as some southern stereotype, which I don’t get. Pacific Northwest? I assume they like the outdoors. The south? Not really.

      • Munchkn

        Aren’t all those shows like Duck Dynasty, Swamp People and that show about the guy that catches all kind of critters set in the South?

        • Angela Langdale

          TURTLEMAN is the shiz! (WOO LOO LOOLOOLOO LOO, LIVE ACTION!) I love how he always gets paid in peach cobbler or something like that, too!

        • OrigamiRose

          Oh that’s true. I try to pretend those shows don’t exist :)

          (Sorry for the belated reply – 19+ hours for Disqus to notify of a comment, argh.)

  • ChristinaRi

    Listening to this, I realize how happy I would be to never hear the word “ombre” again.

  • Michelle Wilson

    It’s so much more entertaining to see the designers getting along and having a great time than it is to see them fighting. More of this please!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Yes, yes, yes! I said that over on the PR Facebook while our comments were acting up. This is so much better.

      • OrigamiRose

        *frown* Everyone went over there?? Waaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • Stubenville

    If you would like to leave a comment about how annoying the sudden maintenance of the Disqus system has been, click on the little gear icon below the new comment box AND TELL THEM THEY”RE A BUNCH OF MORONS.

    • mom2ajs5

      Done! In slightly different words, but hopefully got my point across!

    • annaplurabelle

      Also, to really get the point across, be sure to send it 47 times in a row (my apologies for that mega-multi-post down there).

  • Stubenville

    I am getting $%^&* stabby.

  • Stubenville

    Dear God, no “mother nature” hair!

  • OrigamiRose

    Here is my guess (damn you Disqus for delaying it!):

    Tim uses his save for Bradon. The second to last designer, who thought he was safe, is surprised to hear that means he goes home instead.

    • Cheryl

      Depressed, s/he de-camps for de forest to go glamping!

    • mom2ajs5

      Oh, good one!

    • Stubenville

      Well that might explain the crying, since nobody poked out an eyeball on a tent pole…

      • OrigamiRose

        I was kind of hoping that Sandro would show up when they were glamping, like Jason Vorhees. Only I’m not sure what he’d wear instead of a hockey mask…

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          A feathered Mardi Gras mask.

          • OrigamiRose

            *spit take*

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I wouldn’t bet against it, that’s for sure.

      • OrigamiRose

        And I think the axed designer will end up being Justin. Hey, if they are going to keep toxic personalities, I’m going to root for nice ones, designs be damned.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Yeah. I don’t mind that they kept him for being nice. It’s better than keeping the mean ones for being mean. I wish it had been a better dress to use the save on, though.

  • EveEve

    we’re back?

  • Courtney

    This show is a lot less fun without the Bitter Kittens to snark with.

  • EveEve

    More than a little suspicious about how many of the contestants suddenly have camo clothes in their suitcases

  • BeccaGo

    You really can’t blame the 4-times-homeless guy for hating the great outdoors.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      he strikes me as the type who says he’s homeless when he’s crashing on other peoples’ couches and sponging off them. just doesn’t seem like a guy who would sleep under the freeway.

      • Eric Stott

        There are many shades to being homeless- quite a few homeless people hold regular jobs but can’t pay for lodging.

    • EveEve

      He seems to dislike just about everything about everything. What brings joy to this person?

  • BeccaGo

    Karen’s dress was inspired by trying to pee in the dark and accidentally hitting the side of the tent.

    • EveEve

      now THAT made me snort my lager!

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    This challenge idea had potential. The whole pretentious “glamping” aside just kind of ruined it for me.

    Justin’s glue-lace is cool. I hope the end product looks good.

  • supri_supri

    Haha Helen you WOULD be inspired by a dead moth. I’M SO DARK AND DEEP MMKAY?

  • EveEve

    Was NOBODY inspired by the melting marshmallows getting all crusty and burnt and bubbly? Nobody? Making a dress that looks like a tree is not exactly creative

  • Bexxx

    ITS BACK ITS BACK ITS BACK

    • Stubenville

      Click the gear icon under the comments box and leave Disqus a nasty comment.

      • Bexxx

        I’m going to. How DARE they make me suffer through this alone.

    • OrigamiRose

      It really blew not having you guys to chat with. Like, it was painful to watch the show without ya’ll.

      • Bexxx

        I was literally commenting aloud to my cats. Turns out they don’t care.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Only if there’s food.

        • OrigamiRose

          OMGOMG so was I! And he’s just like, “Whatever. Yawn. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”

  • blondie65

    Are we back? really?? REALLY?? b/c I just watched several minutes of PR without the BKs, which meant no distractions and no one reconfirming that this is NOT the show I used to love. I need more wine.

  • Bexxx

    That’s so hiddy, After School Special. Dirty dishtowel.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Helen, no you’re not. quit fooling yourself.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Ken’s outfit looks like a dissected frog.

    • Bexxx

      And that HAIR.

      • Eric Stott

        That hair looks as if it could be a garment on it’s own

  • housefulofboys

    Ha! Nina’s face when she looked at that beige moth dress was classic – scorn!

  • Courtney

    Bradon’s looks like something Michael C would have gone in for – flowy and drapey with very little oomph.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I kind of like Army Girl’s.

    • Eric Stott

      Me too – nothing original about it, and maybe a little too much on the bottom, but it’s nicely done.

    • wontons

      I was just so relieved that it wasn’t a pencil skirt. Yikes.

  • Stubenville

    [The Dutchess] “That crotch is INSANE!”

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      She looked like she should be playing cricket in British India.

      • Stubenville

        In the dark.

  • Courtney

    That is some unfortunate lace placement.

    • Stubenville

      I think it gets the “foaming vagina” comment.

      • Courtney

        I think it would have to.

      • supri_supri

        Yes and I dread it, feeling bad for Justin. It is not looking good.

  • housefulofboys

    Dom’s dress is pretty, too.

  • Stubenville

    Dom FTW!

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Nope. Once again shafted for a storyline.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Ah…Little Mermaid chic (you know, the dress the sea gull puts together for her when she first walks on land)

  • OrigamiRose

    STOP SAYING GLAMPING, PEOPLE!

  • Bexxx

    Pregnancy muumuu. Too literal. It is actually a goddamn tent.

  • Louise Bryan

    Is it just me, or is that a giant dark striped tumor on Ken’s model’s chest?

    • Eric Stott

      It looks more like upholstery than fabric- maybe if he’d used something lighter

  • Cheryl

    I think half of them got knocked up on the glamping trip!

    • Bexxx

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Kate’s outfit: S&M Cotton Ball

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I’m guessing she only escaped the bottom because she’s Kate. Cause that was hiddy. I expected a giant cat paw to come down from the heavens and swat her model off the runway.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        For real. I’ve supported some of her praise in the past few rounds, but not all. The fact that that was safe is icky.

        • chubby ballerina

          They picked the right bottom three, though. But Kate was definitely on the bottom end of safe, along with Bradon.

  • Courtney

    I think he made a good choice to not use the Crayola colors.

  • Bexxx

    Oh my god Helen just stepped forward and my roommates kitten CLAWED AT THE SCREEN

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Extra treat for kitteh!

  • housefulofboys

    Whew, Bradon is lucky to be safe!

    • OrigamiRose

      Seriously, he was getting the “disastrous result” edit.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Either that or the last minute redemption edit, so I was definitely surprised he was in the middle! I’d have put him in the bottom for sure. It looked like the flag dress Austin did on All Stars.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I would’ve picked Kate, Justin and Alexandria as Bottom 3, with Dom, Jeremy and Miranda at the top.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I am impressed by your use of actual names!

    • EveEve

      Jeremy def. in top since he has immunity – they wouldn’t auf him anyway

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I was surprised by Miranda’s — I guess she needed a breather, because that was her best work. Kate’s… no.

      Alexandria’s, I can’t deal with. Maybe it’s a taste difference about the concept, but well — it’s kind of… ugly.

      • ThaliaMenninger

        I said somewhere else that Alexandria’s reminded me of an upside-down mental patient uniform. Like strait jacket pants with some sort of chambray prison top.

  • GTrain

    I like Alexandria’s but it doesn’t reference nature to me

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Is that the upside-down mental patient outfit?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Yes.

      • housefulofboys

        Yeah, maybe it’s “high-end” but it looks kinda fugly to me.

  • Stubenville

    We need a crossover where Dance Moms meets Duck Dynasty.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      That would be awesome!

    • OrigamiRose

      Duck Moms or Dance Swap?

  • housefulofboys

    I cannot fathom which of the remaining 6 is going to win. Please don’t let it be the frothy babydoll frock from kate. My 2 favorites – Dom and Army Girl – are already safe, so I’m at a loss.

    • mom2ajs5

      Kate is safe too, right?

      • crystal76

        Yes

      • housefulofboys

        You’re right, I missed that. Well, at least she didn’t win!

  • BeccaGo

    I liked Helen’s dress better when Christopher Palu did it for every challenge 2 seasons ago.

  • EveEve

    Please send Ken home

    • Stubenville

      ^ 1,000

  • NDC_IPCentral

    It’s 10:03 — it’s going to take Bunim-Murray and Klum TV 27 minutes to judge the remaining, what, 6? dresses? Unconsciousness from dreadful run-on commercials overload.

    CLUNK.

    • Stubenville

      No, we still have the running around crying stuff, too.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        So much to look forward to…?

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Thanks for reminding me — dejection R Us.

  • merriealynn

    I love those jeans ad must die!

    • BeccaGo

      OMG, yes. That child’s voice! GAH!

  • Theresa Derys Larosiliere

    The creativity this episode is nice. More mental breaks Lifetime and less one day challenges,

  • supri_supri

    So help me, I like Karen’s. But does she know how to make anything NOT sack-shaped? None of her outfits fit at the waist.

  • Filing_and_giving_things_names

    This season needs an award for the model who best maintains her professionalism in the craziest outfit.

  • EveEve

    A big ol’ muumuu. Yep

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I hate Karen’s pants.

    But her dress isn’t that bad. It’s reminiscent of Michael Costello’s Statue of Liberty dress which the judges gushed over.

  • GTrain

    Karen is delusional if she thought she was top 3

    • Stubenville

      II think the dresstestants are required to be delusional.

  • EveEve

    I think Justin is going to be auf’d and Tim is going to save him.

    • OrigamiRose

      Tim did make that comment earlier about how Justin was finally stepping up as he hoped…

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Ken looks like munchkin.

    • Qitkat

      I think Ken looks like Nefertiti.

      Thank gawd TLOunge can help me get my weekly badass fix. So I can be the nice person everyone thinks I am the rest of the time ;p

      • BeccaGo

        OMG, now I can’t unsee this. Genius. :D

        • Qitkat

          lol. Thanks. I kept trying to unsee it too when I first thought of it, but it was like an eyeworm.

  • Eric Stott

    Jeremy…cut it short please

    • GTrain

      Yes but I find him soooo adorable

      • Eric Stott

        but a little mannered- and the accent increases the effect

        • chubby ballerina

          Yeah, I’m not sure what I think about him. He seems sincere, for the most part, but he also seems a little . . . coached? strategic? I’m not sure.

          • Saturnine

            Around our house we call him Captain Obvious because he usually says the most banal things that even the accent can’t save.

  • OrigamiRose

    Jeremy really reminds me of Martin Freeman.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      That’s who I kept thinking of.

  • Courtney

    The buttons on Jeremy’s look like weird puckering from this angle.

  • Randa

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like Jeremy’s dress?

    • Stubenville

      I’m meh about it.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        It makes me think negligee.

  • supri_supri

    I am crazy about the buttons too, Nina! We agree! World peeeeeace!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I just realized that this means Alexandria is in the top group. OHNONONO.

  • Eric Stott

    Yes- Ken’s styling is HORRIBLE!

    • Stubenville

      What, you don’t like Star Trek hair and pancake makeup?

      • Eric Stott

        Olivia Newton John rocked them in the 80′s

  • EveEve

    A squished frog dress. Love it!

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    lol. Called it about that being the frog dress.

    • Cheryl

      In wool hounds’ tooth, yet.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        It’s an upper class frog?

  • Michelle Wilson

    Nina was all, “Ken, Ima let you finish but…no, I’m not gonna let you finish. This is bad.”

  • Bexxx

    …can i be the frog queen? i’m not gonna wear that dress but that title feels so right

  • Bexxx

    DragBrows scares me.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      there was a little girl, and she had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. when she was good, she was very very good. but when she was bad she was HORRID!

  • Eric Stott

    Drag Brows gets a SAVE!

  • GTrain

    I think this is the first thing Alexander has done that I’ve liked.

    • Eric Stott

      Classic lines- can’t go too far wrong

    • Cheryl

      His model really sold it.

  • Tigerfly

    Rabid vagina is never a good thing, lol.

  • Eric Stott

    I agree- Justin’s concept was better than the results

  • blondie65

    squished frog….wow…I liked zac posen before, but that comment…I am now a fan.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    You know, Alexandria, lots of people think camping is cool without it being “glam”.

  • Bexxx

    UGH

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Lol at Ken’s bitchface at seeing Alexandria getting complimented.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Oh come on, that’s just editing. They do that all the time when two designers hate each other.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        I know. It’s ripe with producer-manipulation and spoon-fed drama. It just made me laugh. Also his comment in the workroom that Alexandria needed to be eliminated made me laugh. His deliriousness makes me laugh in general.

  • GTrain

    yay please let Alexandria win

  • Michelle Wilson

    Ken going home, Alexandria wins. I’m calling it.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Alexandria’s jacket looks very oddly fitted, like there is something very twisted and wrong there on the left sleeve. No, I’m sorry. I hate it. American Horror Story.

    • OrigamiRose

      Hear hear. The judges are on crack with that praise.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Me, too.

    • Eric Stott

      She should have left that awful ruffle off the back, but without it that jacket looks like she ripped out the lining and sent it down the runway.

  • DeTrop

    Alexandria had to stifle a smile when they were giving Ken his critique. Jeremy was showing concern over the raves for Alexander’s dress. You can feel the tension tonight.

  • Bexxx

    “Poopy pants” oh my GOD

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Justin’s going home, but Tim saves him for taking a risk. My prediction.

    Alexandria wins for causing the most drama/making a decent looking piece.

    • Cheryl

      Justin’s a very sweet guy, but this really was the worst of the week.

      • Eric Stott

        maybe not the worst, but he hasn’t shown any potential yet – just safe because others were so much worse.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        I loved the concept of the glue lace. Ken’s frog-in-the-science-lab-trash-bin dress is boring and really ugly, and he’s consistently shown that he’s crappy. Justin pushed himself, and his pieces have been perhaps boring, but decent. Ken’s best garment was decent. His others have been tacky and crappy.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Well, how many BKs feel that Tim Gunn will throw Justin the life preserver? This is so predictable.

    • Michelle Wilson

      I called it this afternoon!

    • Cheryl

      And it conks him on the head and he falls in the river? Best. Glamping. Trip. Ever.

  • DeTrop

    Thank God we got a ‘it’s totally editorial’. We can breathe again.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Oh, Karen. No one carez.

    • GTrain

      LOL! exactly what I was thinking

      • Cheryl

        Wouldn’t it be great if they send her home and the whole internet goes, “There was a Karen?”

  • Stubenville

    I think Karen’s auf and Drag Brows gets a dark horse win.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Of the ones up there for the win, Drag Brows had the best dress.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Seriously — are they nuts? Because that poopy pant, as Zac calls them, is AWFUL. No. Uh-uh. And while I thought Gay Daddy’s dress itself was pretty, the writing all over it was distracting.

    Karen should be glad they didn’t call it on looking like it was peed on.

    • berkeleygirl

      I disagree on Gay Daddy – close-up, it knocked me out. In fact, if I had the body for it, I’d get married in it. Imagine a line of personalized wedding gowns!

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I wouldn’t want to spend the reception having my guests pressed up against me to read my dress. (I should probably admit to something of a bias there. I don’t like the artist literally stepping into the art like that.)

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

      I agree, no poopy pants!

    • Qitkat

      Between the poopy pants and the pee dress, I just assumed someone got inspired by using a latrine in the woods ;-p

  • Eric Stott

    Ken’s looks like someone’s attempt to wrap the model for Christmas, using old drapes.

    • crystal76

      Exactly! (Red and green)

      • Cheryl

        Didn’t he say he was inspired by water?

        • Eric Stott

          maybe gutter water after a Pride Parade

    • MoHub

      I was thinking pimiento-stuffed green olive.

      • Eric Stott

        or a piece of christmas candy lost under the sofa.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    “A bedsheet put on with a belt” Ha!

    • Stubenville

      “Snoozefest.”

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Call it a waterbed sheet and I’m completely on board with that description.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    I had more fun watching Dempster beaning ARod in the head.

    • OrigamiRose

      ^5

    • Bexxx

      Yes

    • Carrieanno

      We get to talk baseball here too?!! Don’t get me started on Dempster. Or ARod.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        Carry on! We’re all drunk here. Well, at least yall are drunk:o)

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    My cat just coughed up a hair ball.

    • Eric Stott

      Send it down the runway – 50/50 chance it will at least be “Safe”

      • Qitkat

        You win the Internet After Midnight Award!

  • Michelle Wilson

    I guess I’m in the minority in liking Alexandria’s modern long john and denim jacket. They definitely have a very limited market though.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I liked it. It’s my favorite thing on the runway this week. I liked Alexander’s. It was a little simple though. I liked Jeremy’s too. Although the concept was borderline cliche.

    • supri_supri

      I like it, glad she won!

    • BeccaGo

      I loved it, if for no other reason than it WASN’T A GOWN. My God, shapes! That I haven’t seen on this runway ten thousand times already! Who knew designers could actually design??

      • Samuel Joesph Donovan

        RIGHT?

    • wontons

      I admire it more than like it. The top didn’t look well-made, though.

    • JLH

      I hate drop crotch pants but I actually really, really liked her outfit. It was refreshing.

  • OrigamiRose

    I’m really not looking forward to the avalanche of Disqus comment notifications in a few hours (since I haven’t received a one in an eternity tonight).

    • Eric Stott

      Awwwwwwwwwwwww, here’s a hug

      • OrigamiRose

        Ha ha, and guess when I got notified of your hug? Saturday afternoon, as the flurry of emails finally poured in! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh! :))

    • Stubenville

      Odd – I started getting mine at 9:47.

      • OrigamiRose

        No way! Almost two a.m. Eastern and I’ve not gotten a single one from the Lounge. The few comments I made earlier on Thursday, those notifications came about eight hours later :o

  • GeorgiaMaude

    Alexandria has been such a nasty piece of work all along I hate seeing her praised this week, especially as she gloats over Ken’s critique.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Boo!

  • Bexxx

    Why

  • GTrain

    Yay! Though Alexander would have been a fine win too.

  • Eric Stott

    How the HELL did she win????

    • OrigamiRose

      Dramz with Ken in the bottom?

    • Munchkn

      I thought what she made was some serious ugly to use Laura Bennett’s turn of phrase.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Although those words work well…

    • BuffaloBarbara

      The bottom looks, I almost get. The top ones in general are absolutely incomprehensible, and the win is… I don’t even have words.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Partly because Ya worked that shit!

  • berkeleygirl

    What were the judges on this week???

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Their weekly supply of freshly imported crack.

  • Stubenville

    WTF?

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    If they give Alexandria the win for taking a risk, but eliminate Justin for taking a risk, I’m going to be so pissed.

    • Courtney

      Gear yourself up then.

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

      When have these judges ever been consistent?

  • Stubenville

    Oh snap.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    WTF?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEN?!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAFE?!!!!!!!!

    • GTrain

      i think it was just to rub his face in it that Alexandria won.

  • Bexxx

    Yeah they just sent him home so Tim could use his save.

    • mom2ajs5

      That’s what I was thinking. They don’t want him to be able to use to further down the line.

    • GTrain

      Agreed. He won’t need it for Bradon, Dom, Jeremy, Kate or Alexandria and he won’t wnat to use it for Ken, Karen or Helen.

      • 3boysful

        Except truly, he should’ve needed it for Bradon. ;)

  • berkeleygirl

    Worst judge’s panel in history of PR?

    • lilyvonschtupp

      No. They’ve consistently sucked since season 2.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    They kept bedsheet with a belt?!?!

    • Stubenville

      Usually a daring fail will beat out boring.

      • EveEve

        That wasn’t the script Stubenville. The script was to auf Jeremy so Tim could save him. Otherwise the squashed frog would have gone home.

        • Stubenville

          [facepalm] Of course.

  • Stubenville

    Will Tim save the day?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I don’t know. While I’d rather Karen went home, I don’t think the lose was that unexpected.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Fuck those judges.

    • berkeleygirl

      Be my guest…

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Ken over Justin.

    Here it goes — Justin gets the auf, and everyone grieves,

  • Bexxx

    This is so transparent it’s not even entertaining.

  • guest2visits

    I thought Karen’s inspiration of a big ole tent wasn’t wise; but I’m sorry.. I like what she made. I don’t think the boots worked well with it but It wasn’t a bad result. I hope they keep her over Ken or Justin’s work this week.

    • MilaXX

      I think she could have sold it better if she had styled it better. She should have had the model’s hair in a pony like Heidi’s and put regular pumps on her. Minimal, clean makeup.

      • guest2visits

        Yes, a few of the designers had styling issues this week. I thought Karen’s reminded me of Michael C’s, or Michelle’s (Michelle’s was better) – but it turned out ok. Middle-safe to me. I really liked the fabric Ken chose but the dress was boring and the pile of rope up front wasn’t working. I would have been happy to see him pack it up. And Justin’s…. so sad it just seemed to come apart, and he didn’t fix it. I’m ok with the Tim Save though, he has skills and it’s nice he was inspired by the designers around him to try and do something unusual.

  • MilaXX

    Jeremy’s personal heart tugging stories every week are starting to grate.

    • Eric Stott

      I like him, but he can only get so much sympathy for being deaf- and even there he’s obviously quite functional so it isn’t a major impairment of his life. It seems like he’s got a lovely family, and he’s not dying.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Jeremy is the English Gay Daddy. Justin is the deaf fellow.

        • Eric Stott

          Ahhh- my bad

      • EveEve

        well, I do have to respectfully disagree that profound deafness isn’t a major impairment in his life. I would bet he has had to work damn hard for a very long time to get as functional as he is.

        • Eric Stott

          I agree- he must have struggled in the past, but he does seem to have had a great deal of love and support.

        • Hetha Innis

          Totally. I’ve got a profoundly deaf kid and he works his ass off. It’s never easy.

        • wontons

          Until he said it tonight, it never occurred to me that he had to concentrate either on work or on socializing and thus was missing out on socializing. That really is a handicap, no matter how much one can snark about the ability to tune out the “drama.”

    • Joe J

      I’m eagerly awaiting his story involving the bloodhounds snapping at his rear end as he flees through the woods during a blizzard.

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

        I… I think I love you. Just for that image.

      • MilaXX

        ….clutching his babies to his breast.

        • Joe J

          …in a long, flowing dark cape with a hood fastened by a cameo clasp, tears flowing down his face as he stops to briefly rest against a mighty oak in order to snatch a few desperate gulps of air.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I think you mean “….clasped with a cameo of his recently deceased grandmother….”

          • Stubenville

            Rickets. He has to have rickets, too.

          • Eric Stott

            or at least Diverticulitis

          • decormaven

            Bravo!

          • Eric Stott

            Containing a lock of silver hair, snipped from the corpse before the lid of the casket closed…forever.

          • MilaXX

            you are too good! lol

      • lilyvonschtupp

        Ah! You paraphrased my all-time favorite movie quote!

        • Joe J

          God, I loved Birdie. Twenty pounds of “cut the bullshit” in a ten-pound sack.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Tim better redeem this travesty.

  • OrigamiRose

    Okay I like Justin but… is this a weird group hug or what?

    • Bexxx

      I think they think he died.

      • OrigamiRose

        Yes, like they were in a funeral procession, standing up and stepping forward in unison.

  • Bexxx

    Did he really just do that tacky sign.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I missed the sign?

      • Bexxx

        Braden being like “I LEARNED A NEW SIGN” and then doing “we love you”

        • Eric Stott

          Braden seems a decent guy, but I’m getting a very calculated feeling from him.

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

            You mean like doing a TV proposal? Whaaat?

          • Cheryl

            Wasn’t it Jeremy, Gay British Daddy, who did the proposal last week? And then this week printed a love letter to his husband on his design? That guy.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Bradon proposed two weeks ago. Gay Daddy had a grandmother die the same week. And put the love letter on his dress this week.

          • Cheryl

            Thanks. I get confused by those two (except for their accents, and the one has the beard, but otherwise they’re kind of interchangeable to me.)

          • Eric Stott

            I hope we don’t get an “I’m dying/ grandmother’s dying” moment from him. He’s from a little place in Upstate NY similar to where I was born, so I want to respect him.

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

        I SAW THE SIIGN, IT OPENED UP MY EYES I SAW THE SIGN
        Sorry, I’ve got a buzz going.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Bwahahahahaahhahahahahaha!

        • lilyvonschtupp

          DAMN YOU, GIRL!!!! Now that song is in my head!

  • EveEve

    And then Tim comes in to save the day! Called it ….last week…

    • Cheryl

      Tim comes in to blow his nose.

  • Bexxx

    OH my god what am i WATCHING

  • Bexxx

    Here is comes. I feel like I’m giving birth.

    • Bexxx

      This is the worst baby ever,

      • Bexxx

        I got pretty drunk without Disqus comments.

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

          ME TOO. How dare they do maintenance on TLounge night. HOW DARE THEY. *hic*

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    THANK. YOU. TIM.

  • MilaXX

    Kate’s dress looked like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.

  • Eric Stott

    YES- A LOT of us kittens saw this coming

  • Michelle Wilson

    Damn. I should’ve put money on that prediction! So glad we don’t have to deal with the Tim Gunn save here on out.

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

      Yep. I could feel it this episode. Though I initially thought it’d be Bradon.

  • berkeleygirl

    Corny – but it also redeems the gawd-awful crap the judges’ dished out this evening…

  • mom2ajs5

    So does #2 not leave instead?

    • OrigamiRose

      It was never clear to me if that was what was going to happen or not. But they’re going to have, what, ten designers at runway week now. Ridonkulous.

    • Stubenville

      The Gods are angry and demand a sacrifice. I suggest Ken.

    • Cheryl

      No, they planned for a save somewhere, so it doesn’t really matter what the numbers are from here on. But yes, they should have tossed Karen out. But then SHE would be crying, and Tim would have to save her, but Justin already had Tim’s save, so Tim would have had to wrest the save out of Justin’s hands, so then HE would start to cry…..

  • Pennymac

    I cried. Tim cried. Good use of the save. Thanks, Tim.

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

    I knew it. It was either going to Bradon or the deaf guy in the bottom, and I just knew the save had to be this episode. Because now… “suspense.”

  • carolclark12

    I’ll admit to being a little loopy, just starting some new medication, but what has Justin done so far to merit the “Tim Gunn save”? And, if he’s saving someone because he feels the judges got it wrong, why can’t he send home the person (Ken) he feels the judges should have sent home?

    • Joe J

      I agree – I think he’s a lovely person, but I don’t think that dress was worth using a save on, and I don’t really think his performance so far merited a save.

    • amanda siegelson

      i am SO with you. i get it – he’s a nice guy – but since when does that mean he can design?
      and i am assuming this means two people go home next week?

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Since they knew TG had a “save” coming, I assume they have the number of episodes adjusted to accommodate it.

        • Stubenville

          And if he didn’t use it, Heidi could just do a double auf.

        • formerlyAnon

          Don’t forget that these are the people that schedule filming so that an ever-increasing proportion of the contestants are decoys at Fashion Week.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        Deaf Dude’s a nice guy, but if Dom goes before him…*guns cocked*

    • MilaXX

      I just wrote the same thing. He’s a middle of the pack designer and a nice guy. Nothing more, nothing less. I don’t think Ken deserved to go home this week either. Based on design alone, Justin was the right auf.

    • Cheryl

      Because they went on a glamping trip in the beginning of the episode, and that had nothing to do with anything. And then something about Nestle’s water. So the end had to match the beginning on the Absurdity Scale. (You didn’t know that there was an Absurdity Scale?)

    • Qitkat

      Because Ken got a bit of redemption story in how he “would not sleep in a tent,” then lo and behold, he found his soul in the wilderness. Normally I’m not that cynical, but who didn’t see that coming?

  • mom2ajs5

    Ok, Kittens… One of glass of wine or bed?

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

      WINE. Always more wine.

      • mom2ajs5

        Ok!

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

          I poured myself a big glass of port (so like, 2-3 normal-small glasses of port) so my “first” drink is still going.

          • mom2ajs5

            Smart!

    • mom2ajs5

      I guess bed since I can’t even type. That was supposed to say one more glass of wine or bed!

  • lilyvonschtupp

    Who first called the save? Applaud yourself.

    • MilaXX

      I did, and I don’t think he deserved it. Justin seems like a nice guy, but so fair he has made, safe, boring designs.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        He really needed to go for that catastrophe. Apparently the voters at Lifetime didn’t agree. The judges got a 92% disapproval rating.

        But come on, glue gun drippings??????

        • Stubenville

          Perhaps he’s inspired by bird poop?

        • Joe J

          Not to be too cynical, but I think his hearing impairment got him a 30% “bonus” right out of the gate. There’s always a bunch of people who actually do seem to think these kinds of competitions should be “Queen for a Day”. Mostly the type who can’t even spell “lolz” on Twitter.

        • MilaXX

          It had potential, but he got so married to the technique, he didn’t really think about how to use it successfully. Braden did too, but his dress wasn’t as bad as Justin’s.

          • Eric Stott

            It was neat that he made it himself, but when you stand back and think “Plastic Lace?” it starts to sound tacky.

          • MilaXX

            I think it’s odd enough to work in the right hands. The thing is Justin didn’t really have a plan in mind after doing the technique as to just how he wanted to use it.

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

    Just to show how low PR has fallen: SPREADS AND DIPS IN THE SUPERMARKET to follow. Though I do kinda like this show.

    • Stubenville

      Would you rather Dance Moms ?

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

        TRUTH. I shouldn’t jinx it. It’s just funny. “FASHION… and now the Supermarket!”
        It feels sort of Betty Draper 1950s. Which is sort of fabulous in its own way.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        I miss My Fair Wedding with David Tutera

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I think Tim may have also used his save because he encouraged the technique the judges didn’t like. I note he didn’t say who should have been auf’d.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Good point.

    • MilaXX

      Tim also encourage Kahindo to put the netting over her dress.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I’d have preferred Kahindo, too, and her dress was better than the one Justin did. All I can think of is that it was so early that he didn’t want to use it yet.

  • otterbird

    Come on, Tim. The judges didn’t make a mistake. That was the worst thing out there. I mean, it’s cool you saved him; he seems like a good egg, but it wasn’t a mistake.

    On the bright side, he can’t use the TIM GUNN SAVE to rescue Kate, so we’re spared that.

  • Carrieanno

    So do two people get auf’ed next week?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I would think that the TIM GUNN SAVE was factored into the number of episodes.

      • Eric Stott

        In the past they’ve had episodes where no one was auf’d – it was rare but it happened, sort of like weeks when they have two winners.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I think Alexandria’s win is a makeup call for the Ken dust-up last week.
    Like the judge’s version of Nelson’s Muntz’s haHA.

  • epenthesis

    So, the lauded Tim Gunn Save goes to…a designer who hasn’t done particularly impressive work to date, and who really blew it this week. Well. Now we get to look forward to at least one “redemption” episode, lest Tim look like a fool.

    Another episode in which any of the bottom three can (and should) have gone home. At least Alexandria got some recognition (for something different but not altogether flattering). And Jeremy is suddenly up there with Bradon, Kate and Dom (who has got to win a challenge very soon) as a top contender for the season win, much as he gets on my nerves.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Ok. Next week will be the week that Ken and Miranda go home. If it’s a double elimination.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Can’t we send Ken and Karen? She grates more that Miranda.

      • Stubenville

        Why quibble? Let’s call for a triple elimination.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Hooray!

        • MilaXX

          Can we throw Helen and her beige all the time color palette in that lot as well?

          • Qitkat

            Helen is one of the most baffling contestants ever to me, all those tattoos, like she’s such a tough chick, and she gets her feelings hurt like a little grade-school child, and turns out the blandest possible garments.

          • MilaXX

            everything is the color of old bras

      • Qitkat

        I’m still not sure who is Miranda!

  • Jacquelyn

    I don’t…understand. Did Justin do something spectacular in the weeks before that I missed. Cause I’m struggling to remember anything he’d done. Ever.

    • OrigamiRose

      I primarily remember him turning off his hearing aid during all the bitchfests in the workroom, which was sort of personally endearing. Design-wise though? Can’t say I remember a thing…

      • Eric Stott

        He’s sweet and I want to hug him- that’s about all.

        • OrigamiRose

          Yes, he is a decent person, a palate cleanser from the toxic personalities we’ve been subjected to.

          • Stubenville

            Exaaactly.

          • Eric Stott

            and I can even stand that he wears the same cap all the time, everyplace.

      • Jacquelyn

        Yes if we were to give out an award for “nicest guy who keeps his head down and does his work” he is a contender. But I’m really struggling to remember anything he made that wasn’t dull and predictable.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Yeah, me too. But I’ll take a nice guy save. (Especially one that got eliminated using a craft technique that Tim strongly encouraged him to use.) And this week, I thought Karen’s was worse, anyway.

          • Jacquelyn

            My biggest problem is going to be if somewhere down the road Bradon gets the Auf and can’t be saved. He deserves more than any other designer with the possible exception of Dom.

      • pylgrym

        I wish they would do a design montage of the auf’ed because like you, I so cannot remember the season’s output.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I think he’s got some more stuff up his sleeve. His design portfolio from prior to the competition was the best of everyone’s (or at least the most inventive), minus perhaps Alexander’s. I think he’s being set up for a redemption story.

      I agreed with him that the judges made the wrong decision. Ken was clearly, to me at least, who should have went home. Based on all his work this season, and what he presented this round.

      I actually sort of appreciated that Tim didn’t use it on someone like Bradon or Dom or Kate, because them being eliminated so early anyways, with them being clear frontrunners (at least according to the judges), would have just been a really contrived scenario.

      I believe Justin trying something really out of the box this round showed his ability to grow and turn it up a notch on a design level. His output this round may not have really worked, but to me, it’s ridiculous that the judges would rather keep ugly, shapeless, unflattering, and uninventive pieces such as Ken’s frog-fricassee-fiasco and Karen’s ombred-with-urine-tube over Justin, who clearly had some ideas that didn’t get fully developed. They used the argument that Sandro had ideas to keep him from being auf’d the first round with his slutty-cat-toy swimsuit. So I find the judges’ inconsistency in judging kind of confusing.

      • MilaXX

        I get that Ken was a jerk last week, but I honest thought the bottom two should have been Karen & Justin. Ken may have used the wrong fabric for his dress tonight, but it was well made and showed some technique. Karen made a bed sheet with a belt.

        • Slade Thunderdragon

          I thought his bodice looked like folded sandwich meat in the color of the Italian flag.

          • MilaXX

            I agree the fabric/colors were wrong, but I’m imagining that dress in a cotton or linen fabric. It has the potential to be nicer and it was well made. Nothing short of starting over could make Justin’s better.

    • MilaXX

      Exactly! That was a pure heartstrings ploy. Way to make what could have been an interesting feature feel fake.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    And wtf is “Vintage Safari”?

    • Eric Stott

      Something they’d wear if Downton Abbey went to Kenya

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Not the Kenya I visited, and I was there on six different trips from 2003 through 2008. The Kenyan women can style quite chic-ly. with cultural modesty, to boot.

        • Eric Stott

          Yes, but Vintage- I’m imagining white women in tailored outfits with veil swathed pith helmets

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I want a veil swathed pith helmet.

          • OrigamiRose

            Like Karen Blixen in Out of Africa?

          • Eric Stott

            pretty much- but now I’m picturing the opening of the novel The Towers of Trebizond: “Take my camel, dear”, said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.”

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Awww, mzungu style doesn’t hold a candle to my Kenyan rafiki. I’m telling you, the mixing of fabrics and the fabulous wrapped headscarf headpieces – lovely. When I was there, Eric, I was always impressed how darn near everyone was neatly, cleanly and stylishly turned out – for a country where the median income is small.

            You’re envisioning that Karen Blixen/colonialist stuff. Which certainly can be crisp, but, oh, you’re making me really homesick (as much as a devoted tourist/visitor can call it home) for Nairobi and Lamu.

        • Qitkat

          There must be several wonderful stories behind all these trips. I’m intrigued.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            My sister-in-law is an internal medicine physician; for 7 years she, her husband (my brother) and their two kids lived in NBO while she worked as a medical director supervising the health of Peace Corps volunteers in 11 African countries. I got over there to visit as much as possible, so there were fabulous add-on trips with them to Egypt, South Africa, Madagascar and Tanzania, as well as lots of in-country travel. I’m desultorily transcribing my trip diaries when the mood strikes. Every place was wonderful but Madagascar was in a special category of exoticness.

          • Qitkat

            Wow. Thanks for sharing this a little bit. Just as you really can’t judge a book by its cover, no one of us can picture all the stories and lives our fellow BK’s have lead. A grand diverse bunch we all are. And special blessings to those who have served as your sister-in-law has; I had a distant cousin who served with DWB, and one of my daughter-in-law’s mother was a Swedish nurse married to a Pakistani man who served well baby/mother clinics for many years in India.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      A nicer way of saying Post-Colonial.

    • Carrieanno

      Might be what we see more of if she gets to do a Fashion Week collection.

    • OrigamiRose

      Something in the back of my closet I bought at Banana Republic in 1992.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I liked Banana Republic in 1992. Their catalogues were great!

        • OrigamiRose

          I loved their stuff back then too!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Hmm. Judging by the dress, I’d say, “Made of an old tent that’s yellowed with age and tied clumsily around a model.”

      • ThaliaMenninger

        I thought Vintage Safari went with Alexandria, but the runny egg was Karen.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I’m pretty sure Karen called hers vintage safari. Supposedly the straps were supposed to invoke it. Zac did call that one a runny egg, which I thought was kind.

    • BeccaGo

      A great band name.

  • SewingSiren

    So if “glamamping” is glamour camping , is there a name for the camping where you get really drunk and it always rains?

    • Jacquelyn

      Normal Camping?

    • mom2ajs5

      That’s just regular camping, right? ;-)

      • lilyvonschtupp

        Nah, normal camping is getting out in the woods, smoking some weed and counting lightning bugs.

    • guest2visits

      Family Vacation.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Wisconsin.

    • EveEve

      Eve-Style

    • Cheryl

      Actually, my 20-something fierce and funny cousin went on a glamping trip a few months ago. I don’t know if she invented it, though. Tim said this is how fashion designers camp?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Also Real Housewives.

    • OrigamiRose

      The gathering of Juggalos?

      • BeccaGo

        WINNER!

    • BrooklynBomber

      Camping.

  • SewingSiren

    PS I also thought when the did the scripted “Tim Gunn save”tm it would mean the next worse person would go home.
    Cause that would have given it a little edge.

    • UsedtobeEP

      That would have been really funny if Tim had used it to send home someone who pissed him off.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        Santino would have been dead at the gate.

    • EveEve

      That would have been Karen and her urine-soaked tent flap. Would not have upset me at all to see her go. Nothing personal, just not worthy.

  • UsedtobeEP

    Wow, I missed the Lounge tonight because of life’s general craziness. All I can say is Disqus is making reading the comments about this nutty show even nuttier. How could you all stand it tonight?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Why do you think everyone’s drunk(er than usual)? :-)

      • UsedtobeEP

        I know, right? At first I thought it was my migraine injection playing with my vision or something. It makes me want to go get a drink on top of that. I feel like I am missing out on everyone else’s really good buzz.

        • Cheryl

          We were all pretty lonely for about 30 minutes or so, until Disqus burped and started spewing comments all over the place.

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

            I’m so pissed. I gave up and left the lounge entirely. Damnit to fuck.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Loopy and loopier, and then the show… well, we know that’s got a trajectory all its own.

  • Annie Lure

    Oh, for fuck’s sake. What’s inspiring or fashion-oriented about bottled water? About frozen yogurt? I miss the design-based challenges such as the ones in which they were asked to reconfigure their own clothing or wedding/bridesmaids dresses. I wouldn’t even mind having something akin to the drag-queen challenge. At least, that WAS a challenge in the very literal sense of the word. For style-based challenges, why not have ones in which there’s a particular client? Example: the Barbie challenge. As for the glamping, oh stop. Sure, designers and artists draw inspiration from nature all the time, but this was just plain stupid. How do we reconcile high-fashion with making s’mores and sleeping in tents?

    • mom2ajs5

      My comment got eaten right when Discus went out, but I basically asked whether the speech about Whatever water would be the last time we heard it through the episode. Yep, that was it!

      • OrigamiRose

        I did see that pop up in the initial flurry of backlogged comments!

    • Qitkat

      I don’t watch many reality shows but it’s pretty much a given when they have passed their *sell-by date* that the challenges become more and more ridiculous, less and less relevant to the subject at hand, and more boring. Top Chef Masters this season has lost all its pizzazz with the silly sous chef challenges. I don’t care at all even though these are talented chefs, one of the bottom ones last night runs a Denver restaurant where I had one of the best meals of my life. Project Runway is now in the embarrassing, fawning stage, excruciating with these irrelevant topics, just to underwrite the show.

  • lessax3

    I don’t know, this week would have brought it to ten designers right? I’m thinking that an unspoken rule of the Tim Gunn save was he had to use it before top ten. Because it he was going to use it to give a promising, nice designer a second chance I’d think he’d have used it for Kahindo. This had more the feel of I either use it or lose it.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I do want to take just a second to say that the change of scenery turned out to be good for the show. The designers were all acting a little bit saner after being given, essentially, a day off, and it was nice to see some of the re-charging. It was also just nice visually to get out of New York.

    Maybe they should send the judges “glamping” together for a few weeks.

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

      Now that I’d pay to see! Can you just imagine Nina perched on a rock looking disdainfully down her nose at an over-charred marshmallow? Quelle horror, kittens!

  • Judy_J

    So I just left the emotional Project Runway Tim Gunn save and turned on TCM where they are running The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”. I prefer this drama. Maggie Smith is amazing.

    • Joe J

      She is, indeed. And Bunim and Murray are ASSASSINS! ASSASSINS!!!!

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Couldn’t get into Maggie Smith today on TCM. But girl, clutch the pearls because tomorrow is all LIZ!!!!!!

    • Kimberlini

      One of my all-time favorite movies!

  • jeneria

    So if my math is correct, 9 designers will present at Fashion Week now? Or are they going to auf 2 next week? I can’t disagree with the top three and as big a jerk as Ken is, I thought his dress was meh at worst. Whoever it was that put that awful cotton ball with the BDSM pleather top should have been in the bottom. If Karen’s dress was no effort, what the hell was that?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Blasphemy! The BDSM pleather cotton ball was Kate’s! She is speshul.

      • jeneria

        You’re kidding! That was her dress? And it didn’t end up in the top three to be the recipient of verbal gymnastics trying to validate its awesomeness? Clearly the universe is broken.

    • MilaXX

      Aren’t we still at 11 because of Tim’s save? Unless they have a double auf, I count 10 showing.

  • OhSayNow

    Thank the gods for my enormous bottle of wine, otherwise I would not have made it through this episode. The word ‘glamping’ makes me want to kill all things.

  • CT14

    40 minutes of glamping. Real World Road Rules for half the show!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Well, to be fair, that was also used for the sketching and discussing ideas segments.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    And how did Alexandria end up with Ya? She ought to be kissing her beautiful ebony feet for making denim and poopy pants look “Vintage Safari”:os

    • pylgrym

      I tried to see if the model was slumping because the fit was tight or whether the neckline gapped. It looked sloppy to me.

  • Kimberlini

    I’m not bothered by Alexandria’s win..I like the “Out of Africa” comparison. But saving Justin?? All of his designs have been mediocre to crap with this being the worst. I didn’t think Tim’s save was supposed to be about the pity vote.

    • DeTrop

      Tim really? What has Justin created so far that made you give up an all-important save? Is it that you so dislike all the other designers that you wanted to save the nicest person in the room? If so, this ‘save’ idea is a big flop.

      • pepper76

        I agree with others who have said that Tim may have felt somewhat responsible for supporting Justin’s glue gun “lace.” I was really surprised when Tim didn’t question him more about it during the critique (at least in what we saw).

  • pylgrym

    Does anyone know what Kate’s “inspiration” was? It looked like an SM mushroom on peyote.

    • Angie

      I’m betting it was the s’mores (marshmallow with chocolate melting on top).

  • guest2visits

    Alexandria’s is unique but I can’t stand thinking of it as a dropped crotch. I’d rather imagine a skirt over leggings. And Nina loved the back. What I recall was a bit of a mess – a weird handful of fabric to me. My top 3 were Jeremy, Alexander and Miranda of all people. Although I didn’t like her applique leaves along the bottom so much. So maybe Helen’s dead moth is the 3rd spot. I was surprised everyone hated Karen’s – I think the judges were too hard on a dress they’ve liked from past designers.
    I liked both Dom and Ken’s fabrics; but I disliked how each used their material at the top.. And Ken’s looked very similar to past work. Justin’s was the bottom for a terrible look that was falling apart. I think it was a nice use of the Tim Save; I hope his skills will keep him in the game longer than the irritating Ken.
    Kate’s was really odd to me; the shape was off, I couldn’t tell if it was intentional or not. The harness/vest saved it abit. Surprised it was in the safe lounge. Bradon’s never looked anything like moss to me; but the dress he ended up with wasn’t at all bad, it just wasn’t very special either. So many designers started out with carnival colors; I just couldn’t believe the un-woodsy color choices. Maybe they all went a little nuts at Mood when they finally had a chance to pick fabrics of their own.

  • Frank_821

    I won’t bother commenting on Alexandria’s win. It’s not the first time something off-kilter has won. YOu can find of a coupe those back in the Magical Elves days.

    Personally I thought Karen should have been auf’d. It was perplexing and boring

    But then we wouldn’t have the save. It’s sad how the show has fallen but this was inevitable. I don’t really place the blame of the ramping of drama and the reaching of the challenge idea on Lifetime and BM. The show was already going downhill with the Elves. They brought us the magic of Kenley after all, contrived tie-breakers for he finale and the increasing number if decoys. there has been a lot of manipulative editing during their time as show runners.

    What I can blast BM for is two things:
    1) the obviousness of their manipulation. It’s insulting to the viewers
    2) The laziness on their part with how they set up the finale at Fashion Week:: requiring up to 10 contestants appear and short periods of time to put together a collection. To me that is what has really tarnished the brand. I can put up with a lot (faked drama, stupid challenges, having most 1 day challenges). BUt I loath having to see so many obvious decoy collections.It’s huge insult to the finalists and to the fashion community.

    There isn’t a good excuse not to limit the number of decoys to 2 and to give them at least 4 months to prepare

    • MilaXX

      They filmed in June? So depending on when they finished filming designers & decoys had what 2 -3 mths to create collection?

  • bertkeeter

    Tim Gunn in his “BRAMBLES” suit? Ha!

  • Lily-Rygh

    Tim looks as cute as a button and Nina’s shoes look fierce as fuck!

    Which reminds me: what ever happened to the Judging the Judges posts? I always loved those…

    • mmebam

      TLo mentioned last season that they were getting PR fatigue and decided to condense their commentary.

      A JtJ post featuring Zac would be interesting, especially since his uniform varies – unlike MK.

  • boweryboy

    Tim looks delicious in his camo suit.

    Oh… the things I would let him do to me… and the things I would do to him….

    Damn.

  • mmebam

    Do you think Tim wasted his save?

    • MilaXX

      yup, Justin isn’t winning this. He isn’t even top 3 material

      • mmebam

        I’m inclined to agree, especially since next week’s previews implied that Braden is in the weeds.

        • Eric Stott

          His work has been nice but I think it gets a Wow factor mostly through lack of competition. The general tone of this season has been Competent is Good.

  • MilaXX

    Tim’s suit looks like something Graham Norton would wear.

  • elemspbee

    I must say I don’t remember that much assery that has cumulatively come out of the judges’ mouth collectively. wow. they gave that sadass outfit the win? why? she’s not even a little interesting? and how they praised half-assed dresses like what’s his name with the weird eyebrows. and that nightie dress with the writing on it. it must have looked completely different in the studio and under that light because it’s an undergarment.

  • Zorkness

    If I have to hear another treacle story from Jeremy about his husband, I am going to puke. Ironically, this is the first time I have liked anything he has done, although unlike some bitter kittens I don’t have a problem with Alexandria getting the win. It was great watching Ken getting all bent out of shape so it was worth it.

  • Qitkat

    I think Tim saved Justin because he was embarrassed to have supported him in his glue-gun endeavor, only to have the judges (rightfully) place it in the bottom.

  • pdquick

    The thing about bottled water is, it’s only really “natural” if there’s Giardia in it.

  • Frank_821

    Oh I forgot to mention that t’s funny how at least that one poor model that got saddled with Timothy is still getting camera time. Of course it relates to another fashion crisis

  • MoHub

    I called it weeks ago. I knew Tim’s save would be reserved for Justin’s auf, and it didn’t really matter what Justin sent down the runway. In fact, I don’t think it was legitimately Tim’s save; I think Lifetime and B/M dictated its use for the heartwarming moment they’d achieve when the handicapable designer was restored to the game.

    However, it was a pleasure to see Karen finally in the bottom where she’s belonged since challenge 1. I do wish Zac had called her out for producing yet another shapeless sack in the same way he previously called out Miranda for making pencil skirt after pencil skirt.

    And Ken should have gone home for a dress that looked remarkably similar to—but not nearly as nice as—the one that got Kahindo eliminated.

    • Shawn EH

      I’m more paranoid. I think they wanted him to waste it on Justin, so that later in the season, when they really want to have the stories going for the final three, Tim will have no control and can’t interfere.

  • Laylalola

    I can’t believe how often the judges make me think of Anya — I mean, that whole season, was it 100 percent staged or something? Heidi last week couldn’t believe a designer got on who couldn’t sew, and then this week the total contempt for what was basically a maxi dress. Where was this when it came to Anya week after week? I’m guessing next week someone will get reamed when the judges discover they had assistance from another designer in sewing a sleeve or something.

  • Fordzo

    I can’t believe Tim blew his wad on someone so mediocre. Nice, no arguing that, but so boring.

    • Eric Stott

      (gotta say it) He does look like the sort Tim might want to [blank] his wad on.