TLOunge

Posted on August 29, 2013

Darlings, we don’t know why we’re on such a London bar kick, but tell us this wouldn’t be the very best possible place to get drunk while watching Project Runway:

 

Little Nan’s Bar, London

It’ll be so civilized! Like drinking in a church basement or something. We wonder if anyone’s ever thrown up on the teddy bear.

Anne Fulenwider, Kaley Cuoco, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

We wonder if this was taped before or after Kaley went on the lamest grocery shopping trip ever.

Tim Gunn and Marie Claire Editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider


 

Yadda, yadda, and yadda.

We, for our parts, are very hungry because we’re six days out from New York Fashion Week and we want all our very favorite pieces to fit us impeccably. Other than that, we’ve got nothing. That’s our life at the mo; drinking smoothies and breaking in new shoes, all so we can run around like crazy, fashion-obsessed headless chickens for 7 straight days in New York City. No, we don’t know why. But oh, we love it.

 

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

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  • kimmeister

    Mr. Posen looks quite fetching in his polka dot shirt. Which reminds me, I miss the “rate the judges” posts. Also the Nina caps.

    • bingo

      I love that Heidi referred to her as “Mean-a Garcia” earlier this year.

    • Sarah

      I think the “judging the judges” became obsolete when Nina won most times. It was fun to read what the Uncles thought of their outfits, though. Nina caps, however, are never not worth having. I loved the facial expressions they caught in the still shots.

      • kimmeister

        I don’t think we’ve had it since the Orange One was replaced by Zac, because at least Zac does change up his look and there would be something to say about his attire. Nina has had a couple of clunkers this season though. I’m thinking of the rocker-ish T shirt she had on a few weeks back.

        • Sarah

          Right? She is getting a little silly in her attempts to remain edgy, perhaps. Yes, Zac does dress more creatively than the Duchess, who wore the same jeans/jacket/tshirt every week.

          • MoHub

            And year after year.

        • Call me Bee

          Well yeah–and what the heck is she wearing tonight? Sweatshirt zipped over her hips, it looks like.

      • HM3

        I vote for a return of “judging the judges!” I agree with kimmeister that Zac has upped the ante for Ms. Garcia…and, depending on who the guest judge is for the week, we might likely have AT LEAST three contenders in the ring.

        Sorry, Heidi. Until short, shiny, and animal-print leave your wheelhouse, you may just have to remain a silent observer.

    • marlie

      They really should do a judging the judges on this one, because I have thoughts about what Anne Fulenwider is wearing. As in, cute outfit in the Marie Claire offices, and an ugly outfit on the runway that makes her look bigger and bulkier.

      • formerlyAnon

        Yes. The judging dress make me question her position in relationship to a fashion magazine, or at least her ability to choose & consult a stylist – or even a friend.

  • alyce1213

    Cosy little place. I get the feeling they serve drinks in teacups — does anyone know? When I saw the Teddy Bear, I wondered if there was going to be a Miley reference. Glad there wasn’t. Sorry I even brought it up.

    • keall

      Never be sorry for giving us something to be thankful for!

    • carolclark12

      Guilty. I should have read your post first.

    • CrazyAuntie

      I was thinking the same thing. ..

    • Coolekat

      foam fingers are as good as dead.

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

      I googled – they serve by the teapot or mug and the drinks are seriously cheap (for London). I forget that there is life south of the river.

  • Munchkn

    Man, that is one unflattering dress Heidi is wearing! It looks like her left breast is under her armpit. Now, I know that human breasts can have a whole bunch of differing shapes, but that just ain’t normal! I think Heidi needs to wear a dress that fits better.

    • Imasewsure

      Truly a below the shoulder boulder holder…. let’s hope it’s the light and not some new version of ugly and stupid adornment we have to suffer through

      • Sarah

        I think its a short kimono sleeve, gaping in a bad way. Probably shot at the worst possible angle.

        • kimmeister

          Partially rendered in *sigh* illusion netting.

    • Joanne Abrams

      Looks like she has a third boob. And Nina? Seems rather dowdy for Ms. Garcia

    • Targettaste

      Heidi usually needs to wear a dress that fits better, but the third boob is a new low (a saggy low).

  • Persiaa

    Anyone know the product placement, er, theme for tonight?

    • alyce1213

      Looks like it may be their very own Belk Accessory Wall shoes.

      • Qitkat

        :-(((((

      • kimmeister

        The ad showed boots that looked an awful lot like the Tom Ford leg brace boots from last year . . .

        • alyce1213

          I wonder — Tom Ford’s or copies?

      • decormaven

        More like Wall of Shame. Seriously sad footwear.

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

      Dr. Shoals Foot Powder?

    • BrooklynBomber

      Well, according to custom, it has to have absolutely nothing to do with the challenge. So I’m thinking something like they meet at Home Depot to look at screws and nails, and then they find an array of shoes lined up on a two by four, and have to choose in button-bag order. Or maybe they all get bottles of 5 Hour Energy so they can make it through a one-day challenge.

    • BeccaGo

      It’s the Marie Claire shoe closet.

  • Imasewsure

    First thought was Winnie the Pooh Bar? Second thought was, well alright then… I’ll have a hot toddie and a blankie and let the games begin!

    • zenobar

      I was thinking, this looks like the kind of place where they just might
      have a stash of hot water bottles behind the bar. In the world of my mind, anyway, they do because a hot toddy and a hot water bottle would be heaven
      today…as it is I’ll have to make due with a wine slushie and a heating
      pad :)

  • JDreesen

    i *thought* that teddy bear looked familiar…

  • Jacquelyn

    Ok, this is my favorite lounge. It has a teddy bear, for crying out loud! I just want some warm cocoa (with kaluha), a soft fleece, and that bear.

    Also, if Justin gets kicked off this week I will throw my TV out the window because Tim wasted his save.

    It’s time for Drew Berryless to go.

    • MilaXX

      The tv guide is advertising a “shocking elimination”. I will be more annoyed if Dom or Braden are auf’d and Tim can’t do anything because he blew it last week.

      • Sarah

        Ken gets eliminated (in addition to the losing designer) for pissing the production staff off with his haughty bitchiness?

      • Courtney

        Hear hear. I’m almost certain that’s going to happen at some point, if not necessarily this week.

        I suppose the only thing that could truly be shocking about an elimination anymore would be if a designer jumped off the stage and punched the judges or something.

      • Jacquelyn

        If Braden gets Auf’ed, I may give up hope of PR ever being good ever again.

      • Cheryl

        I don’t think Tim blew it. I think it was producer manipulation. I’m sorry but Tim has lost most of his cred. There’s no way he thinks Justin is a great new designer.

        • MilaXX

          I don’t think it had anything to do with him being a designer. I think it was an emotional response to losing a guy that everyone liked AND I think the producers felt it made a good heart tugging story. Either way I disliked it.

  • OrigamiRose

    Is there a drinking game for tonight? :)

    • Sarah

      Every time you see a hideous, cheap shoe, take a shot. You’ll be inebriated QUICKLY.

    • BeccaGo

      Yes: it’s called “Get drunk before the show starts.” :D

  • Sarah

    No lie: I DID throw up on a giant teddy (panda) bear in h.s. It was next to my bed, and, well, you know. Rough night. Learned how to spot clean a giant plush toy without tipping your mom off, though.

    • Call me Bee

      That is awesome. Spot cleaning anything is a good skill. Never have done or seen that, though back in high school at a New Year’s Eve party, a fried threw up on the host’s Nativity scene. Ooooh that was bad.

      • Sarah

        Haha poor baby Jesus. He ain’t got time for that.

        • Qitkat

          Better than anything I thought of!

        • Call me Bee

          Oh sweet baby Jesus on a breadstick that made me laugh for a looooong time.

    • OrigamiRose

      I didn’t have an alcohol-related vomit incident until my twenties but I must confess, I made up for the lost time.

  • Qitkat

    Anyone else having problems with Disqus showing some avatars and not others?

    • OrigamiRose

      I’m just having my usual issue with reply notifications. But I see your kitties!

      • Qitkat

        I wish they were my kitties. Just cribbed a cute picture off the internet. But I’ll switch ‘em out when I do get new kitties. Some day.

        • OrigamiRose

          Awwww. I will send Himalayan kitty scratches your way in the interim :)

          • Qitkat

            Gorgeous and soft and fluffy. I appreciate the virtual love.

          • Sarah

            Yep, I can’t see a few ppls avatars. And I couldn’t get it to load a few times today – kept getting the “disqus is taking longer than usual” message. Ugh.

          • Qitkat

            Me too. And took forever for my own posts to show up. So I guess that can be our drinking game. Every time Disqus hiccups.

          • Sarah

            Sounds good. I have reinstated my satellite TV for this week. It took exactly nine days for my BF to freak out without Sportscenter, so we had to get it back. I did wrangle free DVR, HBO, and $20 off a month for a year, though. I know they’re told to offer you stuff if you threaten to cancel, but I am feeling smug. And happy that I can watch my show in realtime again, of course.

          • MilaXX

            A friend of mine did that. He lasted a week.

          • Sarah

            Yep. Thought we could do with Netflix and Hulu alone, and *maybe* I could’ve, although it was torture last week to think I’d have to wait until the next day so I made my friend let me watch it at her house. The mister, however, cannot function at work unless he watches at least an hour of in-depth sports analysis before he leaves the house, it seems. It threw him completely off.

          • MilaXX

            My friend thought he could rely on online streaming sites. He found out just how hit or miss they are.

          • Sarah

            As there is a level of anonymity here, I will admit that I have a weakness for certain, uh, daytime talk shows, shall we say. I don’t think anybody streams those (I haven’t checked) but it wouldn’t matter. I can only justify watching them if I “happen” to turn the TV on when they are playing. I like me a good wig-pulling/spanx-wearing bitchfight.

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

            Always ask for the Retention Dept. to get the best deals.

          • Sarah

            Yep, that’s who I talked to.

          • decormaven

            Then everyone will be snookered before the show. Honestly, Discus has had agita all day.

          • Qitkat

            Sounds like a fancy Latin dance instead of GERD!

          • Call me Bee

            I’m not having a problem at all. I did switch from IE to Chrome, which helped with Disqus. And we have cable.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            You got Disqus to work at all in IE? Wow. I am a Firefox kitten. I have cable…but I cut back and no longer have HGTV. I’m too emotional to talk about it.

          • OrigamiRose

            My little buddy is full of hugs for people, but he saves his biggest hugs for BKs :)). I still can’t believe someone dumped him in the woods (he is a shelter cat).

    • alyce1213

      yes.

    • Rand Ortega

      *Hand Raised* Me!

      • Qitkat

        My son has been incommunicado, but I’ll see him on Labor Day for a family picnic to give him your career suggestions :)

        • Rand Ortega

          Sounds great. I really wish him all the best!

    • Qitkat

      It’s now working fine on my iPad.

  • MarieLD

    Wait. Six days till Fashion Week? Again all of these people are going to show collections? Blah.

    • OrigamiRose

      Yup, pretty much. Have they not entirely diluted the prize of showing at fashion week, PR winner or not?

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

        This fact is the thing I hate most since the great change over.

  • M. H. Leader

    Dibs on the teddy bear. I need it. Tough day today.

    Thumb-sucking is in order, while cuddling (or being cuddled by) a teddy bear.

    • Sarah

      Aw.

    • carolclark12

      It looks too much like the Miley Cyrus bears.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I was rather thinking that it was a bar that encouraged its patrons to bring their own bears with them. Or perhaps has a stash for those in need of a bear.

      I think we could all get behind that.

  • MilaXX

    I wouldn’t want to get drunk anywhere near that scary a$$ed Teddy bear. *THAT* is the stuff that nightmares are made of.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    … am i the only one who feels like it’s fashion week in new york more often than it ISN’T fashion week in new york?

    • Shibori Girl

      Right, like the Seattle Rain Festival – January 1 to December 31 every year. (Or that was the case prior to global warming.) It does mean we can sport our Birkenstock fashion statements sans socks many more days of the year than we once did. Might not be “Chase Me Catch Me” shoes as shown on PR, but we have steep hills and some of us are not as agile on the high heels as we once were.

      Anyway, every week seems to be New York Fashion week – which makes me ask why this show is not scheduled to tape so there are fewer faux lines produced by Nina-fodder clothestestants.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Probably because they want a nice, long show for the audience that comes to New York. A ten piece collection would not take long to walk the runway. (They could always go the other way and give the finalists time and money to create full collections, but I somehow don’t see that happening.)

        • Shibori Girl

          Now that would be a novel idea – time and money to the top three – like the old days. Not looking for that to happen!

          • BuffaloBarbara

            With all the decoy collections, they have to be shelling out serious coin, anyway. And since the contestants are home, you wouldn’t think it would be costing them money to house them for a few months. So… not really getting why they don’t just take all the money they’re spending on the fake collections and give the finalists money and time to create larger collections to take up the time and make it feel worthwhile to the audience without all the fakes.

  • MilaXX

    Is Anne, Joanna Cole’s replacement?

  • Call me Bee

    This is the cutest place. Like everyone’s Grandma’s house, but in a good way. It seems almost…wrong to have a stiff drink in this joint, but I’ll get over it. Vodka on the rocks with two olives, please.
    I have no opinion about the show tonight, but hey! I have a couple questions.
    So how many kimonos does one need for Fashion Week in NYC?
    And–can the lounge be in Stockholm next week, as I will actually be in Stockholm? And maybe in Tallinn the week after that,,,,? Just wondering.

    • another_laura

      Jealous of your travels!

      • Call me Bee

        Aww thanks. Will be visiting the relatives, but The Hubs and I decided to make it a nice tour of Scandinavia (as long as we were int he neighborhood….)

    • Qitkat

      If your name is Andre Leon Talley, probably about 200!

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

      The English call their grandmothers Nan, which is probably why this establishment looks like grandma’s house.

    • formerlyAnon

      Oooohhh! Enjoy. I have a friend visiting Sweden now and she’s been laughing at how everyone is rushing to bodies of water for relief from their “heat wave” – it’s been 72-73 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • madscntst

    Why is Kaley giving duckface? It’s not a good look.

  • OrigamiRose

    We’ve an hour to kill? Well, thanks to awesome BK Sarah, I realized that I am Phyllis Lindstrom. She was full of great realness for a sitcom character. I mean, she gave us this realness, and by realness, I mean, me.

    “I only hope that when people remember me, they remember the times I was nice, and kind, and thin.”

    “DId you know that the male bee is nothing but the slave of the Queen? And once the male bee has…uh, how should I say..serviced the Queen, the male dies. All in all, not a bad system.”

    “I, Phyllis Lindstrom, have decided to get a job.” “That still won’t bump the two-headed chicken.”

    • Sarah

      Hehee, you are kind. And Phyllis was just the type of lady that one can get on board with. Because, of course, so is Cloris Leachman.

  • alula_auburn

    Hey! I’ve missed you all–I was in class Thursday nights since this season began, and I’m totally behind on the who and the what, but I’m psyched to be back in the lounge.

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

      You haven’t missed much.

      • Call me Bee

        On the show itself, nah. But we’ve been having fun here in the TLounge….Welcome back!

  • Shibori Girl

    Oh Gosh! Thursday again….I will have a dry sherry in honor of the teddy bear.

  • carolclark12

    What is Kaley Cuoco wearing? It looks like a jumpsuit I wore in the early 70′s.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I have had a terrible day. (“I love my job and there’s no place I’d rather be!” she says through gritted teeth). The cats seem to have spent their day plotting how to be as annoying as they possibly can. The heat index is still around 100. Death is seeming a viable option.

    And then I remembered! It’s Thursday! There will be Bitter Kittens! And drinks! And, it seems, BEARS!

    I can go on!

    • Stubenville

      Let me get you a drink or ten.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I knew I was in the right place.

  • Stubenville

    Hey everyone! Hmmm, must have a cuppa. Better make it a Pimms No, 1..

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

      Oooh I was thinking port but I do have some Pimms left, maybe I’ll join you.

    • Call me Bee

      That sounds very British….

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      Wow, exactly what I was taking a sip of as I read that! Cheers!

  • Stubenville

    I guess we should all be thankful that Belk isn’t supplying the shoes for this challenge.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Ezaaaaatly.

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

    I feel like I would shake the teddy bear at the end of the episode demanding “WHY. WHY. WHY DO I WATCH THIS CRAP ANYMORE.” And in a creepy Teddy Ruxpin way, a bitter kitten would throw his/her voice and say, “Because TLo, duh.”

  • BuffaloBarbara

    We got a new stuffed frog for the teen area today. I am excited. I like this bear better, though the library I used to work in had an even better one, named Dewey. (He had a little mini-me named “L.C.” If you get that, you’re a library person.)

    I’ve never been much of a shoe person. I pretty much know if it’s a sandal, a boot or a regular shoe, and can tell if it has a heel. I might be a little nonplussed by the challenge. Though I liked the Treacy hat challenge a few years ago, so many a shoe challenge will work as well.

    • Call me Bee

      I got the Dewey–great name for a critter in a library–but I don’t get the L.C. (I guess I’m not really a library person…)

      • BeccaGo

        Lowercase…?

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It’s the short form for “Library of Congress” — the other cataloging system, used in academic libraries and many eastern urban public ones.

        • Call me Bee

          Oh but of course! Thx!

    • formerlyAnon

      Heh. Maybe I should give in & call myself a librarian, though I haven’t used my degree in that job as such, seeing as how I got the names right.

  • PastryGoddess

    Hello everyone. I missed you all last week. On the upside, all my staff now know that procrastinating on a deadline and making me work overtime for a Friday afternoon deadline is Not.A.Good.Idea.

    I’m having a pitcher Sapphire and Tonic…would anyone else like some?

    • Call me Bee

      I’m done with my vodka, so yeah! I’ll get the next pitcher.

    • Sarah

      Okay! My houseguest left me a bottle last week, so I’m living large. I also loathe gin, usually, but not if its the good stuff.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Me, too. And Sapphire comes in such a pretty bottle.

    • Shibori Girl

      I bought some Sapphire for this summer’s G&Ts since friends like it. Imagine my surprise when the gin was not blue (duh!) The G&Ts were outstanding though.

      • Call me Bee

        Have you ever tried No. TEN gin? It is excellent, and it also comes in a beautiful (albeit green) bottle.

        • Shibori Girl

          Whoa! I am putting that on my shopping list – a girl can’t be too prepared!

        • PastryGoddess

          No. 10 is my backup gin when I can’t find Sapphire

  • Stubenville

    [facepalm] I just realized that Drag Brows has exactly the same hair color as Lucille Ball.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I think Red Haired Girl’s is also close.

      • Stubenville

        And neither one a color found in nature!

        • Courtney

          Neither was Lucille’s later in life.

    • BeccaGo

      His eyebrows also match the embellishment on that shoe.

    • Call me Bee

      His eyebrows annoy. Too close to Mr. Spock.

  • Cheryl

    Disqus don’t fail us tonight!

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

      Hey Lady,
      Just wanted you to know, I’ve been keeping you in my thoughts.
      Let’s have a drink and keep our fingers crossed.

      • Cheryl

        Thank you. Benign.

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

          One of the most beautiful words in the English language. Congratulations!

        • Call me Bee

          Or as my friend has said: B-9!!!

        • formerlyAnon

          YYYYAAAAYYYYY!

  • Stubenville

    “shombray” Pompous much, Zac?

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

    Good evening BKs. I am looking forward to your snarky wit and biting critiques. Cheers!

  • Qitkat

    Pizza’s ready! Marguerite style with gluten-free crust, made from scratch, well, with the help of Bob’s Red Mill. Come get your slice ;) just in time for the show

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

      hells yeah.
      how’s mr qitkat feeling?

      • Qitkat

        Thanks for asking. Better, no more double-vision. Doctor is testing for different things. We’re thinking it may not be so serious after all, hoping anyway.

    • Stubenville

      Sounds yummy, but won’t it interfere with alcohol absorption?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Certainly not! It will merely keep us from falling over (too soon).

    • Call me Bee

      Mmmmm I had a caprese sandwich on a grea baguette. Same idea as your ‘za, but cold.

      • Courtney

        We had caprese burgers for dinner last night, and they were AWESOME.

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m starving, but I don’t know what I want to eat. Maybe 5 guys…

  • Stubenville

    Well Kate – I think that’s an excellent reason to auf you tonight.

    • Courtney

      That would be “shocking” for its entertainment value alone.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I think it would be more shocking if they sent all the shoes to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

      • blondie65

        Exxxsssaactly!!!

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Is it bad that I just went and got my bottle of wine from the kitchen (a Shiraz Viognier blend) so that I could have it right next to me?

    • Stubenville

      Practical.

      • PastryGoddess

        want a straw?

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I love you people.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    What..they’re not using Belk shoes? Why ever not? (tee hee)

    • Julie Ree

      Because- Belk!!!!

  • Eric Stott

    The best accessory is JEWELRY!

  • BeccaGo

    Well, *this* girl has arthritis in her big toes and can’t wear heels without searing pain, so this is more like my nightmare. Boo. :(

    • MoHub

      No toe issues, but I haven’t worn heels in years and haven’t missed them. In fact, nice flats in a variety of styles have become my personal Holy Grail.

      • BeccaGo

        Oh, I miss them to death, but they’re crippling, so flats it is. I guess it helps a little that I’m 5’9″.

  • Courtney

    That’s kind of adorable that Dom thought it would be a straightforward challenge.

    • Eric Stott

      Oh, that lovable naive Dom

  • PastryGoddess

    Ken is that a chip on your shoulder?

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Shut up, Ken!

  • PastryGoddess

    for fucks sake Ken

  • GeorgiaMaude

    Oh and shut of Alexandria! She’s about to emerge as the true villain this season.

  • Peeve

    oh, fuck off, Ken!

  • GeorgiaMaude

    I meant shut up. I’ve already finished my gin.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      And somehow that fits perfectly with your avatar.

  • Cheryl

    Kate just needs to give an answer, any answer?

  • Eric Stott

    “Relevant to my personal Aesthetic” ….isn’t liking them enough these days?

    I’m glad that some of the questions are about subjects older than the designers.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Relevancy is the new black.

      • Eric Stott

        a formless sucking pit

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          You mean Ken?

          • Eric Stott

            He both sucks and blows…AND in addition to that he’s bad

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Fashion designer not knowing the LBD… I know that one!

  • Call me Bee

    Even The Hubs knew that Coco Chanel coined “the little black dress!” And he’s a guy.

    • Eric Stott

      or a “Shock Treatment” fan

  • GeorgiaMaude

    I think some of them were fed the answers.

  • BeccaGo

    I just yelled out all the answers like it was Jeopardy!

  • Stubenville

    Drop it Ken. Stop being a dick.

    • PastryGoddess

      That’s like asking rice not to be white

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I see what you did there.

  • Bexxx

    I knew Dom would get those shoes.

  • MilaXX

    Did I miss it, or dd they not say where they got the shoes cause these sure ain’t what has been on the Belk wall.

    • PastryGoddess

      They were in the Marie Clair Fashion Closet

    • Call me Bee

      They are from the Marie Claire accessory closet.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Shut up, Ken!

    Wait. I already said that.

    • Cheryl

      How about, shut up GBD?

    • Courtney

      Bears repeating. Often. Until he does.

    • guest2visits

      No..I said that.

  • Eric Stott

    Plaid Pants???

    • BeccaGo

      More than one pair!!

      • Eric Stott

        There Will Be Blood

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Not on the plaid! Dear god. Save the plaid!

          • Eric Stott

            Could be an improvement.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            The plaid is but an innocent pawn in a devious game.

            (Have you noticed that the more you type “plaid” the weirder it looks?)

          • Eric Stott

            plaidplaidplaidplaid

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Stop it. You’re scaring me.

          • Eric Stott

            bwaaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaplaid

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I’m telling!

            (plaid)

          • Eric Stott

            dialp!

    • Courtney

      Matchy plaid pants no less.

    • blondie65

      Somehow…I think that may not end well…

  • Frank_821

    hey there was Tim’s book in the background :)

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I love Tim’s books

  • Peeve

    Tim with Swatch–too damn cute!

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Swatch should be made a judge next season!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      He’d make more sense than some they’ve had!

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        The winning design would somehow incorporate snausages :-)

        • Eric Stott

          Your next design must be inspired by Swatch…..AND you must make a coordinating look FOR Swatch!

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            There was a people/dog challenge in an early season…which I only remember because it eliminated a designer from Minneapolis.

          • Lisa_Co

            I think season 3. I remember because Keith (who was sent home early for having pattern books) refused to make a dog outfit.

          • MoHub

            Yes, that was season 3. Best bit was that Laura Bennett was extremely uncomfortable with dogs and didn’t even want to touch her assigned pup. And cheater Keith took a bracelet from the accessory wall, put it around the pooch’s neck, and called it a doggy outfit.

          • MoHub

            [moved to another spot]

  • alula_auburn

    OMG TIM GUNN and da doggy! I was so hoping a Swatch sighting!

    • Cheryl

      Swatchy lost his blue ball.

      • Courtney

        Swatch looks done in.

        • MoHub

          I think Swatch is beginning to show his age. There will have to be a new Swatch in a couple of years.

  • SnackBandit

    OH DANNY BOY THE PIPES THE PIPES ARE CALLING

  • Bexxx

    Drag Brows is a villain from a children’s movie.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      He does have a passing resemblance to the Heat Miser (from the old Jack Frost puppet movie)

      • MoHub

        No. The title of Heat Miser will always belong to Top Chef‘s Stephen Asprinio.

  • Cheryl

    Who first coined the phrase, “LPP”?

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Tim and Swatch cartoon, now. They have a special machine that they travel around the world, saving celebrities from fashion disasters. TLo can dispatch them from their emergency workroom, operated by the cats.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I WOULD SO WATCH THAT!

      • Eric Stott

        Who would voice Swatch? Michael Kors?

        • Stubenville

          Harvey Fierstein .

          • Eric Stott

            Mondo…he LOOKS like Swatch!

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Also a good call.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            He was my first thought, but Swatch has a deeper voice.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Santino?

          • BuffaloBarbara

            He’s got my vote!

        • Excellence_and_Elegance

          Santino

  • Call me Bee

    Do you think the producers were whispering “…plaid, plaid, plaid…the whole time they were at Mood?

  • guest2visits

    I like the challenge. Wow – are those the exact same plaid? I think both are going to look a little bit crazy-lady.

    • Stubenville

      It would be kinda fun if one did pants and the other did a jacket. Unfortunately they’re both going to make ass.

      • guest2visits

        Yes!!

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m off to get dinner. Lets hope there’s not a fire in the workroom while I’m out

  • Munchkn

    Swatch had a ball in his mouth and then was giving Tim kisses! Forget all those fab fabrics….if i ever get to
    Mood, I want to see Swatch!

  • CeeQ

    “……crazy, fashion-obsessed headless chickens for 7 straight days in New York City…”

    Yay! It’s almost fashion week time! I LOVE all the frenetic fabulous that gets thrown at us! Hydrate fellas, hydrate! It’s a marathon not a sprint, remember! Also: thanks in advance =D

  • GeorgiaMaude

    I predict it’s Ken’s night to go.

    • housefulofboys

      from your mouth to the judge’s ears…

    • Stubenville

      ^ 1,000

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

    Ken Lawrence makes prom dresses from 1992?

    • Eric Stott

      You’re making him more up to date than he is

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

        It’s because I’m so kind.

        • Eric Stott

          kisses

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I suppose someone has to be.

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

            total facetiousness. kind is not in my playbook of snark.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I know. We have removed that page.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Shut UP, Ken!

  • In_Stitches

    Wait, so does the outfit have to be inspired by the shoe, or just be designed to compliment it? Those are two different things. I wish they really spelled out the rules.

  • housefulofboys

    Ken’s been on a roller coaster between safe and in the bottom… That’s not a roller coaster, ken, that’s mediocre to bad.

  • Cheryl

    Yes, Ken, women always like dresses that are wide at the hip. You go, gurl!

  • GeorgiaMaude

    Although I’m having a tough time looking at Lollipop Kid Alexander tonight.

  • BeccaGo

    “Why can’t these questions be about wallpaper or photography?” Because you’re on a FASHION show, moron.

    • BeccaGo

      Moron-da. :D

  • housefulofboys

    I really like Justin’s shoes!

  • Frank_821

    Listen Karen, shoes that busy and bold will clash with a busy, complicate dress. alexandria has a solid idea from a styling perspective

  • Stubenville

    By all means ignore Tim’s advice.

    • Courtney

      She almost has a point in that following Tim’s advice previously was bad for her, but it ignores the fact that she followed it badly.

      • Eric Stott

        Sometimes you should disregard Tim rather than follow his advice and get rattled.

        • Courtney

          I agree that Tim’s advice is not always good or appropriate to the situation/contestant, but in that instance I think he did have a point. Her look was skewing old in a dowdy way, and she would have been wise to make it a bit younger, had she done it in an aesthetically pleasing way. Which she didn’t.

          • In_Stitches

            Exactly. I shirt with a low neckline tucked into that skirt? Fab. A blousy crop top? Unless you’re at bonnaroo and in some stank boots and a mini, that’s a big ol’ no.

    • MilaXX

      it wasn’t Tim’s advice that got her in trouble, it was her fugly execution. She wanted a ruffled blouse.

      • housefulofboys

        Totally. Blame your shortcomings on Tim. Cause he knows nothing and you know all.

        • Courtney

          Except, you know, about fashion. But apparently for wallpaper she’s your girl…

          • BeccaGo

            Seriously! What was with the wallpaper??

  • SRQkitten

    Tartan challenge? Sounds like an idea Tim!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Heads. They would explode.

      • SRQkitten

        But then we could visit another fabulous bar and investigate single malts [g]

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          By “investigate” you mean drink, right?

          • SRQkitten

            Absolutely! It would be the best way to fully appreciate the tartan challenge – and single malts are (imo) diverse and distinct, thus demanding a full investigation.

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

      Aye

    • Stubenville

      But no bagpipes. My nerves couldn’t stand it.

    • MoHub

      I think a tartan challenge would be magnificent, second only to a challenge in which all the designers had to use the same fabric regardless of what it was.

      And the Tartan Challenge would have to be judged by Craig Ferguson—but only because they’d never be able to get Sean Connery.

  • Frank_821

    shut up Ken…just following everyone’s lead

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I think it’s becoming a BK cheer. If BKs had cheers.

      • Frank_821

        could be manueverd into a drinking game

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Now drinking games, we do! (And we do them well.)

  • Courtney

    Bradon’s looks heavy and thick to me. Anyone else?

    • Eric Stott

      Too much technique, and the color is lifeless

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        You nailed it.

        • Eric Stott

          It needs to be used on a BIG dress – and maybe in something like a rich velvet- it would be heavy in a sumputous way.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            “Sumpupous” is a great word. Very onomatopoeia (totally had to google the spelling there).

          • Eric Stott

            And I edited it out…but still can’t spell it

          • MoHub

            It’s sumptuous.

      • alyce1213

        Shame, because it’s a beautiful technique, better used on another challenge.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          He had that problem last week, too, with the embroidery technique.

        • Call me Bee

          It is, and I believe I will steal it for an art quilt int he future.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      As a whole dress, yes. But maybe as a top, with a pair of skinny pants? I think that could work.

      • Call me Bee

        That is a brilliant idea.

      • Courtney

        Bradon seems to have heard you.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Bee is like magic.

      • Call me Bee

        Well he figured it out.

    • MoHub

      I believe between last and this week’s offerings, Bradon has officially burnt out. However, as an early favorite, his past performance will likely take him to the finale, and the judges will blissfully ignore the fug he’s turning out in the latter half of the competition.

  • Eric Stott

    Ken is a bitch….but sometimes his critiques are right on.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      nanananananananana I can’t hear you I can’t hear you

    • Cheryl

      Yeah, sometimes I find myself quoting Dr. Phil. And then I’m so ashamed.

  • Stubenville

    Ken, you’re not all that and a bag of chips. Stop snarking at everyone else; you were in the bottom three last week. Most of them weren’t.

    • Michelle Wilson

      Ken knows how mediocre designers make it to the end. Gossip, bitch and make drama.

  • alyce1213

    I like having Susan Lucci in commercial time.

  • In_Stitches

    All of the flat loafers are so innately casual, they kind of demand jeans or at least separates. I wish Miranda had gone with a full on updated hipster Dorothy. Cropped white and blue plaid pants with a white top or something. It would be fun.

    • Cheryl

      Dorothy from Golden Girls?

      • In_Stitches

        Wizard of Oz; the shoes are kind of ruby slippers.

        • Cheryl

          I was thinking a silver-haired hipster in Del Boca Vista.

          • In_Stitches

            Hahaha, works for me.

  • Michelle Wilson

    Good call from Braden and Tim. I skinny pant with that top could look fabulous with those shoes. But does he have the fabric for it?

    • Eric Stott

      Is it to late to cut and rip?

  • Stubenville

    Red Haired girl is making mall clothes.

    • Eric Stott

      Karen should GO…but I’d love to sit on a couch with her, have a drink & rip the show to shreds

      • Cheryl

        There’s a Karen?

        * Please refer to PR Lounge, August 22, 2013.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Red Haired Girl is sometimes known as Karen

          • Cheryl

            There’s a Red Haired Girl?

          • Eric Stott

            I think of her as “Sitcom kooky best friend girl”

          • In_Stitches

            Kathy Griffin or Vicki Lewis?

          • Eric Stott

            She’s unique

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

    “concerned” is mean girl speak for “hopeful”

  • GeorgiaMaude

    Dom is a doll!

    • alula_auburn

      This is the first ep I’ve seen, and I think I kind of just want to see her give reaction shots to everything. And for Ken to shut up.

  • jillwrites

    No joke – I bought a dress just like Ken’s sketch at Walmart last year for $9.94.

    I needed a quick dress at 11:00 for a funeral the next day. It was the only place open and the dress was suitable for the occasion.

    • M. H. Leader

      Nice to know Ken has a fashion future in front of him. Designer for Walmart.

      • Stubenville

        Meow! =)

    • MilaXX

      They had a mini collection of LBD’s. They were really cute and originally priced under $20 so you may have gotten a sale.

      • Eric Stott

        The quality of WalMart clothes has gone up considerably

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Damning with faint praise, there.

          • Eric Stott

            In the menswear I really mean it – they even carried very decent Harris Tweed jackets.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I refuse to shop at WalMart (not because I’m too good for WalMart – much of what I like to call my wardrobe is Target clearance – but because of their wretched corporate policies and hiring practices and they’re evil) so I have no comparison. :-)

  • Stubenville

    Phonecall of doom?

    • Kristin McNamara

      Noooooooooooooo!!!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      My thoughts exactly.

    • housefulofboys

      hopefully a red herring

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Jesus Christ. Shut up, Ken.

    (I’m sorry. I can’t help myself. He talks. The ‘shut up’ is relfexive.)

    • Frank_821

      To save time why not just type SUK

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        That works on several levels! Even more of a time saver!

  • Michelle Wilson

    No, no, no, no, no!!! Don’t give Bradon the loser edit!

    • Eric Stott

      Honestly, I don’t think he’ll make it to the fimals…Decoy collection maybe.

      • Michelle Wilson

        I’d love to see his decoy collection. He has to make it through this week to make that happen though.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Do you realize we’re 37 minutes in, and Gay Daddy doesn’t have a story? How is that possible?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Maybe his husband and kids are up in the mountains with Josh, and the wolves will come out soon?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Why don’t I know/can’t I remember who Josh is?

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Bradon’s partner. I only remember because they just had him on the phone.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Thank you.

  • jeanzhane

    Well, eliminating Bradon right after the Tim Save got used would at least be an unexpected bit of manipulation.

  • Eric Stott

    “Like Amy Winehouse after she OD’d”……SNAP! (But I bet he’s been saving that one up)

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      It physically causes me pain to admit this, but that was funny.

      • Eric Stott

        If a bitch queen keeps throwing barbs a few WILL hit the target

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Math. It does work.

          • Cheryl

            He was right. The model’s hair is very Amy.

  • artgirl9

    Why does Helen’s talking head always looks like she’s in a back brace?

    • GeorgiaMaude

      I know right? I was thinking the same thing! It drives me nuts.

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    I have an ongoing fantasy of a cow falling from the sky onto that annoying guy who wants to “meeeet the coooooow who maaaaade this”.

  • Stubenville

    Another classy Lifetime production…

  • Stubenville

    Is Dom channeling Laverne and Shirley?

  • blondie65

    oh my…belk accessory wall..”just be very careful”…enough said! Thank you Tim!

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

    Did Kate just call those pants?

    • Stubenville

      I think the ugly comment came from Drag Brows…

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

        no, her heels with “pants” …. it appears to be open fabric all the way to hip

  • Frank_821

    SUK

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Win!

  • Eric Stott

    I just realized- Bradon’s top is “The Color Of Old Bras”……..the kiss of Death!

    • GeorgiaMaude

      And what is up with that poor model? Why does she keep getting saddled with the WORST designs?

      • Eric Stott

        and she always looks so SAD

      • Frank_821

        poor nastastia

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

        I feel for her.

  • alyce1213

    Why the hell didn’t Bradon make pants?

    • Eric Stott

      No time to fit them?

      • housefulofboys

        Yes, he said he didn’t even have time to hem the circle skirt properly.

        • Cheryl

          Then make a pencil skirt. I think the poor lad’s time might be up. And I’m not sure he “deserves” Justin’s save.

    • In_Stitches

      I think all he had was shiny fabric. Shiny pants with a shiny top?

      • alyce1213

        Not an ideal situation, but he made a big shiny skirt. He didn’t make good choices at Mood.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      That’s what I was thinking. The top had potential, but a circle skirt with a puffy top? Not the best choice.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        A short pencil skirt would have been a better save, and at least Heidi might like it! ( Short, Tight and Shiny! )

  • M. H. Leader

    why do I think “frumpy dumpy” refers to Braden’s “boiled” look top?

    • Call me Bee

      It probably is. Also the subject of Nina’s “tortured” remark, I’ll bet.

    • Michelle Wilson

      And “it’s so TORTURED”.

    • martha

      That technique would be neat as an accent/border

  • Eric Stott

    I find this lounge the best part of the show

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

      I came back to this show, just so that i could enjoy the lounge

      • GeorgiaMaude

        Me, too!

        • Eric Stott

          I’m not really watching it closely- I’ll watch the 1 hour version next week.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Isn’t that what everyone does?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      That’s because it is. It is also the very highlight of my week lately.

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

      Ain’t it so.

  • Michelle Wilson

    I feel certain Bradon is in the bottom but fingers crossed he survives the week. Surely Ken and Miranda deserve to go home before Bradon.

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

      when they promise a “shocking elimination” it becomes certainly less so

      • Eric Stott

        Ken is found with his lips sewn shut…and the sewing is SHOCKINGLY poor!

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I really do love you, you know.

          (Plaid)

          • Eric Stott

            mmmmmm

        • Stubenville

          Anya did it?

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            She’s had lessons?

        • Eric Stott

          And the judges determine he DID IT HIMSELF!

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

    Is heidi drunk?

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Ken: Better than anything else he’s done. Boring though.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    All together now: SHUT UP, KEN!

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Alexander: whatever.

  • Eric Stott

    Ken’s top – not horrible—- but the PEPLUM???

    • Stubenville

      Fugly and poorly made. And is that alligator PLEATHER he used?

  • SnackBandit

    Producers clearly put plaids back to back so the judges can compare them

  • Stubenville

    Drag Brows’ look makes the model look bowlegged.

    • Call me Bee

      I think it’s the clunky wedge. She wasn’t walking very well in them.

  • GeorgiaMaude

    Bye Miranda!

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Miranda: Frumpy.

    • Eric Stott

      sorta, but the best thing she’s done yet

  • alula_auburn

    is it me or did Alexander’s pants make his model look bowlegged?

  • Eric Stott

    Miranda…not at all bad!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      And the red shoes went really well.

  • In_Stitches

    I’m inclined to like the pants that didn’t have to be sewn on more.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I’m on the fence about Dom’s.

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

    oh dom, honey, no

    • GeorgiaMaude

      I like it! Her design, but not those shoes.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I love Justin’s.

    • Eric Stott

      Really? I thought Bargain Basement Dominatrix.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        I love the idea of skin-tight black clothing with those shoes, to let them be the pop of color. IDK. haha.

  • Stubenville

    Poor Dom got saddled with ugly shoes.

  • M. H. Leader

    Love the shoes Justin chose.

  • Courtney

    Justin’s had some strange proportions happening.

  • In_Stitches

    Justins look is pretty awesome, but it completely misses the mark on matching the shoes. They’re katy perry fun and that dress is pure dominatrix.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Alexandria, your outfit is not high fashion. Those shoes are the only thing of interest about your design.

    • GeorgiaMaude

      And that gorgeous model. She worked it.

  • SnackBandit

    Bradon…*cringe*

    • Eric Stott

      Color might have helped a bit

  • alula_auburn

    Alexandria’s looks kind of like Evil Peter Pan.

  • M. H. Leader

    faces of the judges are not smiling…Not happy they are…

  • PastryGoddess

    got back just in time for the runway show

  • Courtney

    Kate’s model looks like she might pop a button over the bust.

    • GeorgiaMaude

      Bye Kate!

    • SnackBandit

      I know, right? As soon as she came out, I was like, “Bust is CRAZY.”

  • Eric Stott

    Kate removed her model’s neck with that blouse

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Mummy-chic sweater!

  • In_Stitches

    Gay dad’s is a little honky tonk, but in a good way.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    WTF, Kate? You had great shoes and you came up with that?!

    • guest2visits

      Yeah, disappointed with the shirt anyway. Pants, not too bad.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Those are pants? I thought it was a weirdly slit skirt?

  • GeorgiaMaude

    Bye Bradon!

    Damn, a lot of awful stuff on the runway this week.

  • OhSayNow

    Gay Daddy’s looks like something you make out of toilet paper at a bridal shower.

    • BeccaGo

      OMG, that’s IT! Genius!

  • Stubenville

    Well that was a whole lot of nothing.

  • M. H. Leader

    can we declare…NO winner? None of these looks are wunnerful…

    • BuffaloBarbara

      But none are bad, either. I was thinking everyone at least brought a decent garment this week.

  • PastryGoddess

    Just because Helen and High fashion start with H’s doesn’t mean they belong in the same sentence

  • alula_auburn

    Do I fail as a girl if I really don’t like any of the shoes very much?

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      No, I didn’t really love any either..but then again I would have gravitated towards the Chuck Taylors!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Depends. Is it just these shoes? Or shoes in general? If it’s just these, you’re fine. If it’s shoes in general…there may be a problem.

      • alula_auburn

        haha I’m much more likely to swoon for a jacket than a pair of shoes, but I do like some shoes! I think there were too many “clunky” ones for my taste or something. It’s not a statement if it’s all the same volume!

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Gotcha. :-)

  • MilaXX

    Ken – safe

    Alexander -cute, safe

    Miranda – boring, low

    Dom -really cute -HIGH

    Justin – no bad high or safe

    Alexandria – Interesting

    Karen – boring – safe

    Braden – granny, should have done skinny pants. That’s a honey boo boo dress

    Kate – FUG, low (please let her be out)

    Jeremy – streetwalker – safe

    Helen – not bad – safe/high

  • Bexxx

    Safe.

  • Michelle Wilson

    Can’t decide if I hate Gay Daddy’s or Kate’s look most.

    • Stubenville

      Kate’s; a badly made long sleeve top with a skirt slit up to the good china. Fail.

      • MoHub

        I was over Kate before she came back, and the obviousness of the producers targeting her for the win is irritating the hell out of me. Her designs get uglier and uglier, yet she’s never been in the bottom and has been in the top more times than she deserved to be.

  • Frank_821

    I have to admit that is the chic-est thing Helen has made to date. it works

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I loved Dom’s — how is it just “safe”?! (Actually, I think it would have been better without the quilting, but it’s fabulous either way!)

    Justin was pretty good. Definitely his best.

    Miranda — I actually liked.

    Bradon — :headdesk: Bad choices.

    I don’t remember the others yet.

  • Cheryl

    I hate “safe.” I wish they took the time to critique each garment. We have watched them design and sew each one, fit them on the model, etc., just saying “safe” cheats the audience out of some possibly interesting comments.

    • Kristin McNamara

      That’s the least of the things we get cheated out of on this show these days…

      • Call me Bee

        Oh but it’s always been that way. They never discuss (for the audience, anyway) the safe designs.

        • MoHub

          Well, based on Sandro’s meltdown, safe designs are never critiqued at all.

  • MilaXX

    Hate to say it but for me winner is Helen and loser is Braden.

    • Cheryl

      I do have to say that Bradon’s reminds me of the fun of wearing a full skirt. You just want to “twirl” in it. I know, 1960s, but that was a very pretty silhouette you don’t see anymore.

      • Eric Stott

        Looks beautiful in motion, but dead when she stands still

      • MilaXX

        Honestly all I see is toddlers & tiaras.

        • MoHub

          Which I’m surprised hasn’t been one of the design challenges.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I love the 50s silhouette myself, from those full skirts to the skinny pedal pushers. And it is so fun to twirl! But it didn’t work with that top.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I guess Dom’s is my favorite, but I was even hoping it would be better. I love the colors and the quilting, but something about the fit troubles me. I don’t know.

  • jillwrites

    Was that my (admittedly twisted) imagination or did Alexandria’s model wear a pair of knee pads?

    • Michelle Wilson

      They are part of the shoes.

      • jillwrites

        Got it. I was starting to think that Gay Daddy was not the only one inspired by Pretty Woman.

  • ChristinaRi

    I think Tim might regret having used his save. I thought for sure that red headed woman would be on the bottom. The jacket was hideous.

    • Frank_821

      yup Karen jacket as boxy as everything she makes

    • MoHub

      It’s amazing how this far into the season, at least half the viewers are unable to recognize Karen as anything other than “the red-headed woman.” Maybe that’s why she keeps sliding by in the middle with clearly inferior designs.

  • Call me Bee

    Can you imagine if Seth Aaron had designed an outfit for those red shoes that Kate used? Sublime!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I miss Seth Aaron.

  • In_Stitches

    Holy cow, there’s still half an hour left of this?

  • M. H. Leader

    let’s put the moms from Abby’s Dance Mom Competition in as the next round of designers. Or use them in teh Real Woman challenge (if there is one). Give the “my daughter is better than your daughter” mom to Ken. He spends the episode in the corner thumb-sucking and generating plans to Take Over the World ala Pinky and the Brain. All remaining designers spend the episode planning to sneak Abby in as Guest Judge.

    Abby declares HERSELF the winner. Because, after all, she deserves it more than any of the crappy contestants.

    Yup. I think that’s the way the next episode goes…

    • Eric Stott

      She’s horrible…but brilliantly horrible

    • Shibori Girl

      Pinky and the Brain reference — Ding! Ding! Ding! You win (a little piece of my heart).

  • In_Stitches

    I like Alexandr(i?)a’s. It kind of evokes a toga without being literal about it. Works for me.

  • guest2visits

    Boots did a lot of the work in Alexandria’s. But cohesive looking.

  • Cheryl

    If she’s walking down the street, then she should look pedestrian, Zac.

    • MoHub

      Well played, Cheryl!

  • MilaXX

    Sorry that model looks like she’s getting an Ilizarov procedure done.

  • Bexxx

    Gay Daddy thought he was in the top.

    • Eric Stott

      this might be his slide down beginning

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        It’s because he didn’t have a story. I don’t think he can work without one.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I’m with M.Zac on this one. Not liking Alexandra’s at all.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Me, too. But part of it may be that I can’t get behind “sandals” that look like leg braces.

  • Eric Stott

    That faux argyle top is frumpy and sloppy

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I guess out of those on the top, I want Helen to win. And her look is kind of boring. Testament to the blahness on that runway.

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

    it’s the most basic of black dresses……..wtf am i missing?

    • Courtney

      Beats me, but I’m missing it too. And what’s with the cape thing?

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

        LBD my redneck husband knows what that is….clearly its not new and intersting design!

    • Kristin McNamara

      No joke, I just yelled this exact sentence at my tv. Plus a few four letter words. What the helllll

    • In_Stitches

      It fits the challenge and it’s very well fitted, but in a design contest, it falls a little short.

    • Stubenville

      The script. The producers have already decided.

    • guest2visits

      Yeah it’s good but … without the cape…very basic. Why wasn’t Alexander’s one of the top.

  • alula_auburn

    haha when Heidi says “shoe choice” it sounds like “Chew toys.”

  • Wellworn

    Jeremy should have said the boots reminded him of his pretty woman grandmother.

    • Wellworn

      Or he should have written a love note to the hooker that lived on his street corner when he was growing up and taped it on the skirt.

  • Peeve

    “Simplicity is next to Godliness”???? WTF?

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

      “No design in a design competition? GENIUS.”

  • ChristinaRi

    banging my head at all the slathering Helen with praise.

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

    “Almost all of these shoes could work” THEN IT DOESN’T FIT THE CHALLENGE DAMMIT.
    Basic effing LBD. WTF.

  • housefulofboys

    Thank you Nina!! “Where is the eggnog?”

  • Eric Stott

    That polka dot top isn’t awful – the outfit has a 1970′s vibe, and not in a bad way- but very conservative.

  • M. H. Leader

    Eggnog…I’ll add the nutmeg.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Frozen eggnog. Yum.

  • blondie65

    ok…the frog comment last week put me on the fan bus with Zac…but “Jeremy, I’m starting to question who you are as a designer….I really need to see……to properly assess…”

    Sign me up as a fan-girl! Go Zac!

  • Michelle Wilson

    I’m trying to resign myself to Bradon going home but I just can’t do it.

    • Stubenville

      Swatch perks up.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I honestly had no idea who was going to be the top and the bottom in this group. All six of these look pretty awful to me. Thinking they’ll send GI Jane home, though.

  • OhSayNow

    I thought this challenge would be fun, but it sucks. Almost all the shoes are bold enough on their own and are best paired with a more basic look, thus all the slobbering over boring black dresses.

  • M. H. Leader

    OMG…they like Ken’s look

    • Courtney

      It’s short and tight, and he’s a mouthy southern gossip. Sounds like producer Heidi’s dream.

      • Munchkn

        You left out shiny. That makes it perfect. Well, at least Heidi thinks so.

  • Bexxx

    Peblum?

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Ken in the top???? Over Dom????

    I mean, I wouldn’t have eliminated Ken this round or anything, but dang. Dom’s was better than that.

    • In_Stitches

      Made the model look big. Regardless of how great a design, that’ll never get recognized in this circus.

  • otterbird

    “The woman that I’m dressing is a man-eater and DEFINITELY NOT FORTY. NO SIR, NOT FORTY. NONONONONONO NO OLIDES.”

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Thus 40-yr-old Heidi cannot ever wear it. Good thing Kelly is there.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I loved Zac’s comment about not thinking that being a “cool girl” should always be a goal

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Heidi thinks Ken’s is sophisticated? I do not think that word means what she thinks it means.

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

      she’s struggling with lots of words tonight

  • Eric Stott

    I’ll give it to Ken – the dress does go with the shoes. I don’t like it, but they do look like a set

  • artgirl9

    Ken is going to be even more insufferable now.

  • kipper

    THANK GOD SOMEONE FINALLY INVENTED A BASIC BLACK SHIFT DRESS! How have we lived so long with out this … pure magic

  • Michelle Wilson

    You can see Bradon doing the math in his head and realizing he’s in the bottom. Will he or Gay Daddy be going home? Helen is obviously winning.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    All three top three designs are little black dresses… which would look good with many shoes. They didn’t really high light them. :/

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

      Yep.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        I mean, Justin’s was all black, but at least his design was interesting and kind of fit the mood of the shoes. He and Dom should have been in the top over Alexandria and Ken.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Absolutely. I think they just didn’t want it to look too scripted to put him in the top the week after the save, figuring we’re wise to that old trick.

    • In_Stitches

      I think an LBD definitely highlights the shoe. Your eye has no where else to go. If the challenge was to compliment the shoe, then they fell short (although I think Alexandria’s had some whit, making a toga-inspired dress for a gladiator-inspired sandal). They just need to clarify the rules a bit more.

  • otterbird

    Thanks, Ken. Now I have that Hall & Oates song in my head. Which I’m sure you’ve never heard because they’re both well OVER 40.

    • MilaXX

      Even worse, Hall & Oats over 50

      • otterbird

        Don’t tell Ken. His head will explode.

  • M. H. Leader

    The only positive for this entire episode is that Jeremy wasn’t immediately eliminated after Tim’s save. SUX.

    • Cheryl

      Justin? Jeremy is British Gay Daddy.

    • MilaXX

      You mean Justin? cause I don’t get the big woop. Justin came back and went right back to middle of the pack.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Nina is not a big fan of flats? Who would have guessed?

    • In_Stitches

      I think she said she wasn’t, she just made an exception for that one pair that she loved.

  • Eric Stott

    I think Bradon should do theatrical costumes – someone else should sketch them and he should make them up.

    • MoHub

      In his dancer days, he also designed costumes, so he’s already there.

  • M. H. Leader

    I’m kind of thinking that Alexandria might win this one.

    • Michelle Wilson

      No way. Helen’s got it in the bag.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Hard vs. soft is so cliche.

  • housefulofboys

    Hopefully Miranda will be the one to go home, since she has had no real successes on the runway. Not a lot of potential.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    So whoever has that model is automatically in the top, yes?

    • otterbird

      Ya is magic.

      • MoHub

        “Witchy woman, see how high she flies.”

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

    Send home bland army Daria. She’s terrible.

    • BeccaGo

      Bland Army Daria would make an excellent band name.

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

        They’d play Cake covers.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I just spit out my wine!

        • BeccaGo

          Of course they would. :D

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I could swear that Zac called something a Lorax in Alexandria’s design. Is Dr Suess a design thing now?

    • alula_auburn

      haha I thought so too! but my closed captions say “Lurex,” for what it’s worth.

      • Cheryl

        Oh, the little “shiny bits.”

      • Frank_821

        Lurex is a stretch fabric. Julie Newmar used it to design her Catwoman on the Batman show

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I heard that, too, and I was trying to figure it out.

  • ChristinaRi

    Whatever about Ken — But I love the color of his shirt against his skin. It’s yummy.

  • PastryGoddess

    Can we kill the Sexy Secretary fashion trope?

    • Cheryl

      Secretary/Club Kid

      • PastryGoddess

        I don’t mind the Club kid fashion trope, only because there is a place in real life for club wear. But Sexy Secretary, just no. Especially since it seems to require tits and asses hanging out which is SOOO professional

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Joan on Mad Men is THE sexy secretary. And it’s all in the attitude.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Yes, please.

    • supri_supri

      For reals! It is sooooo not a sexy job and the trope is grossly gendered and diminishing to the job itself.

  • supri_supri

    Helen FTW? Also, Kaley, stop saying “cool” ugh

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

    Paris. That cape. Really? Realllllly??

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Judges in a design competition think Bradon should have designed a white t shirt? >_>

    • Stubenville

      In brocade. [eyeroll]

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I was confused by all of that.

    • housefulofboys

      And if he HAD designed a white t shirt, you know they would have slammed him for not being ambitious enough.

      • OhSayNow

        Clearly he should have designed a LBD…then he would have had it in the bag.

  • Eric Stott

    Helen’s dress would be a perfect outfit to showcase a few pieces of exquisite jewelry

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Helen’s dress would be a perfect outfit to showcase a Puritan nanny.

      • BeccaGo

        LOL!!

      • Qitkat

        Haha, my husband said something similar. I told him he was becoming a bitter kitten in spite of himself.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Too bad she skipped over that opportunity a few challenges ago.

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

    Helen’s is a YSL knock-off.

    • Qitkat

      I’ll bet he did it better.

  • Stubenville

    Miranda auf and I don’t care who the hell wins.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I actually like Jeremy’s sweater. It would look good with other things.

    • Courtney

      I like the idea of it, maybe if he toned down the double helixes.

  • artgirl9

    Gay Daddy’s white top makes me crazy

  • Beth C

    Helen’s dress reminds me of the Banana Republic winner from season one

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

    Miranda’s cannon fodder. C’mon. Even the Lifetime viewers know it.

  • M. H. Leader

    I’m thinking the editorial nature of Alexandria’s gladiator dress will be the difference. Nina said she’d photograph it exactly as is. I think that’ll trump the well-constructed LBD.

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

      yeah, but didn’t that editorial run a Fall or two ago, when the godawfulfugly shoes came out?

      • Eric Stott

        I can see that on the cover “The Godawful Shoes Issue”

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

          11 Ways to Stumpify your legs!
          The perfect nail polish for that runaway toe!
          etc

          • Eric Stott

            How YOUR hair can look like Nina Garcia’s….and how to fix it when it does!

  • Qitkat

    I have no idea why the judges are so in love with Helen’s.

    • Eric Stott

      It’s very competent

      • Eric Stott

        As I was getting into bed I suddenly realized why I liked Helen’s LBD- I was picturing Audrey Hepburn wearing it, accessorized with a necklace and bracelet. It’s a perfectly fine dress and cape and a real credit to her skills, but they were GUSHING over it!

    • Michelle Wilson

      Because they see Rooney Mara when they look at it and they know exactly who the customer is and she’s young and cool.

  • Michelle Wilson

    This episode ended up being more about styling than design. Could have been so much more interesting.

  • supri_supri

    Bradon’s technique is beautiful but the out fit should have been a shorts tuxedo or trendy silk pajamas.

  • M. H. Leader

    My personal vote: NO ONE wins. No one had anything interesting. Alexandria’s was probably the closest, and I really liked Dom’s, but…neither really earned a win.

    You think 2 eliminations to overcome Tim’s save last week?

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

      Dom got middle punted.

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

    The big winner IS Yoplait. At least in that challenge. I don’t even remember who won.
    Actually, the basic theme of these later seasons is “unmemorable.”

  • blondie65

    Miranda should be out, but she won’t be. I have a really bad feeling it is Bradon.

    • Eric Stott

      This week her outfit was better than his – the plaid pants were impressively well made

    • blondie65

      well. damn. color me shocked.

  • GeorgiaMaude

    Dom’s the most talented consistently yet she’s going to end up the also-ran with the criticism that she needs to develop more of a vision as a designer. Watch.

  • Stubenville

    An LBD wins. [eyeroll]

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

      “WE ONLY LIKED BASIC THINGS FOR THIS CHALLENGE. SECRET TWIST HAHAHA FUCK YOU DESIGNERS.”

  • kipper

    COOL! That you all wanted the LBD – you can go buy it IN ANY STORE …. wtf ?

  • In_Stitches

    Didn’t Cameron Diaz wear Helen’s dress and cape in blue to the Met Ball this year?

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

      It’s a lot like a bunch of YSL dresses.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Good job Helen. Glad you proved that you weren’t a slave to Kate that challenge. Your outfit was a little more than whatever so yeah.

  • Qitkat

    Asinine judges

    • alyce1213

      I think it was Jeremy who actually said the judges don’t know what they’re talking about.

  • housefulofboys

    SUK!

  • Frank_821

    SUK!!!!!!!

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

    Ugh.

  • PastryGoddess

    It’s a shame Ken is so modest. He really needs to come out of his shell

  • Stubenville

    Whew.

  • Bexxx

    Oh good.

  • alyce1213

    Phew! Bye Miranda.

    • Eric Stott

      I’m glad she’s out, but it was nice she did go out on a reasonably good outfit.

  • Michelle Wilson

    Thank the Fashion Gods!

  • otterbird

    I’m sure Sustainacorn is pumping his fist in the air right now.

  • artgirl9

    Buh bye Miranda

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I didn’t love Miranda’s outfit, but in terms of her history, it was one of her best.

    • Eric Stott

      Sears Catalog Clothes

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yeah, but Sears catalog clothes that might sell, at least.

  • neeBarbero

    Hers wasn’t the worst up there today, but her sell by date had expired. Bradon shape up!

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    How is Miranda’s elimination “shocking”?

    • Eric Stott

      She moons them on the way out?

    • Cheryl

      Maybe Tim has one more save?

    • alyce1213

      She seemed pretty shocked.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Glad Miranda can finally get the therapy she needs for working with Sustainicorn.

  • Shibori Girl

    Pray for me I am on the west coast and will have to watch this in a couple of hours. Sounds like there may not be enough alcoholic inducement in the house but I will soldier on. Nice talking with you all.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Especially if you drink every time you want Ken to shut up.

      Good luck. And may the Force be with you!

      • Shibori Girl

        “Hello, I’m Shibori Girl and I am an alcoholic….and it’s Ken’s fault!

      • blondie65

        check me in to Betty Ford!

  • Courtney

    Oh god, could you imagine the snoozefest of a collection army girl would put together? Pencil skirts and floofy tops galore.

    • Eric Stott

      She’s a bit like that nasty girl who did the 50′s dresses- very good in a limited range.

      • neeBarbero

        Kenly? Was that her name?

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Yes. And her voice was a screech.

        • Eric Stott

          Yes- Kenley. She seemed a bit sweet on camera, but I’ve been informed that it was all editing.

  • ChristinaRi

    I think Braden’s was worse, but Miranda isn’t as good a designer as Braden. Or Bradon.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Or even Bradyn, for that matter.

  • MilaXX

    thanks goodness.

  • artgirl9

    Tim is too kind. Really.

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

    So is Tim no longer watching the runway since he already picked his pick? I didn’t notice him at judging.

    • Lisa_Co

      He was there. He made sure to tell the judges that Gay Daddy just does what he wants (I.e. doesn’t listen to Tim).

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Wow..in the history of the show. Doesn’t he say that every year?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      At least once an episode about something.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Tim, stop lying. There are still like 3 or 4 cannon fodders left.

  • jeanzhane

    Jesus Christ, what has happened to Tim? “Strongest group of designers in the history of the show”? Followed immediately by, “Stand by your convictions”? He’s completely sold out.

  • Qitkat

    Well Tim just lost all credibility!

    • SouthernGirlRena

      I am pretending he didn’t just say these are the best designers in “Project Runway history”. Nope, never happened.

      • MilaXX

        Apparently Tim is smoking that good ganja.

        • PastryGoddess

          I think at this point we are beyond Ganja and into the harder stuff

        • BrooklynBomber

          Hahahaha!!

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I think he just gets emotionally involved with each group, and he may be perfectly sincere in saying that at the moment it’s said. Bizarre though it seems from the outside.

  • BeccaGo

    KOOOOOOOOORS!!!

  • Courtney

    Didn’t Bert’s season establish that making the designers do physical challenges was a bad idea?

    • Lilithcat

      No, that was Chris March’s season.

  • supri_supri

    DUCHESSSSSSSSS!

  • Frank_821

    next week: SUK SUK SUK

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I am already rooting for Tim to punch him in the face during their little “talk”.

  • Stubenville

    The Dutchess is back next week!

  • housefulofboys

    Kors is back! That should be amusing, he is usually good for some giggles.

    • Eric Stott

      or titters

      • Stubenville

        Drink a shot if he says “mother of the bride” or “disco”!

        • Courtney

          Or declares anything to be “insane.”

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Between all of that and drinking every time we want Ken to shut up, we’re doomed.

          • Excellence_and_Elegance

            Make it a double if it’s an insane crotch.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Lol. Karen’s adventures in Worrytown.

  • Bexxx

    THE DUTCHESS IS BACK! DADDY, DADDY CAN WE KEEP HIM???

  • artgirl9

    Oh great. Next week will be a Kenfest.

  • blondie65

    YEEEESSS!! MK is back !! WIth Zac!!! that and a bottle of merlot is a reason to watch!!

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

    Nanny now. That was too boring.

  • ChristinaRi

    So I guess the answer to the fashion question at the beginning: Who created the little black dress? is HELEN

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m going to do it. I’m watching Supermarket Superstar.

    I’m gonna need a whole lotta Sapphire to get me through this

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

      you’re nuts. i’m house hunting internationally. g’nite!

      • PastryGoddess

        I’ll be house hunting internationally afterwards. I’m going to need the sunny isle of Dominica to wipe my palate clean from the dreck that is this show

      • Qitkat

        Aww, baby goats:)

      • Lisa_Co

        Back to Tennis. Too bad Nadal won JUST as PR ended but Isner/Monfils are pretty great. Believe it or not the crowd is chanting for the French guy to win over the American.

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

      Do you have a whole bottle?
      Back to MSNBC for me.

      • PastryGoddess

        12 min in and I’m dying here. I’m almost ready for a straw

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          There’s re-run of Elementary on.

        • Michelle Wilson

          I love how this blonde woman has found a way to sell sofrito to people afraid of ethnic cuisine. Clever, but not an original product.

    • MilaXX

      I’m watching DVR’d eps of Grey’s Anatomy.

    • Michelle Wilson

      I watch Supermarket Star and DVR House Hunter’s International because I like to have a nice library of episodes for bad days. Just for the record.

  • Michelle Wilson

    I still don’t understand how Kate avoided the bottom 3. That look was hideous and the top so ill fitting.

  • supri_supri

    Is next week going to be a Heidi activewear challenge? Does she still do that?

    • Eric Stott

      just so long as it isn’t toddler clothes again

  • blondie65

    Well…while I’m not sorry to see Miranda go (is that her name?). But I think that her look was not the worst look today. Bradon was very lucky. I hope he rebounds. B/c…I am alot more interested in seeing what he does, so in that sense, I’m ok with how this runway went. (except for one thing…. Ken cannot be off my TV fast enough)

    • MilaXX

      This is the second time Braden has coasted on the good will of previous showings. However, one more slip up and I think he’s out.

      • Cheryl

        He’s just now getting that it’s not about using avant-garde techniques. He would have been OK if this had been an actual design competition showcasing interesting techniques, and how to make them marketable. The treatment of the fabric into the “running water” effect was a lot more involved than just making a LBD. It would have been great to see him salvage the dress into a more youthful top – perhaps a brocade tank top would have pleased the judges more?

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Specifically, a white brocade tank top. Or so they said in the up-close examination of the clothes. (Can I call them clothes? Or should I go with “garments”?)

          • Eric Stott

            Technique stunning, but the color was dead

          • MilaXX

            yup. Google the Prabal Gurung SS 2011 collection. There’s a bright orange dress that I think is what Braden was going for. He messed up by being too literal with the fabric color and then he threw the balance of the look off with that circle skirt. It needs the longer flowy skirt to keep it youthful

        • MilaXX

          I agree the technique may be a bit more difficult, but there’s a lot to be sad for showing the proper amount of restraint required to make a LBD that looks luxe. Ken made a LBD and it had more elements than Helen’s but it was tacky as hell. I don’t see that running water effect working on anything but a gown. I know designers need to show the judges they have techncal skill, but that should have been reserved for the finale collection.

        • Celandine1

          my problem with Brandon here was that the outfit did not work at all with those shoes. Even with the sparkle those shoes were much to casual for that skirt and top. It was a real needle scratch for me on the runway.

  • Qitkat

    Bitter Kittens are the best! This ep would have been intolerable without ya’ll.

  • MilaXX

    So there’s still hope that if there’s a double elimination next week, the number showing gets knocked back down to 8.

  • PastryGoddess

    Is Kaley Couco William Shatners Daughter?

  • PastryGoddess

    Also next weeks drinking game will be to take a drink every time you yell “Shut the fuck up Ken”

    We’ll probably need 911 on call

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Can you even imagine the EMTs? “Another Bitter Kitten?! What is going on?! What’s the deal?”

      • PastryGoddess

        No what will happen is that they’ll hear the screen and Ken talking and join in. They’ll probably ask for some hooch just to get through it.

  • epenthesis

    Feel bad for Miranda; not making it to Fashion Week has to hurt, and that look wasn’t the worst to walk the runway. But they couldn’t very well eliminate Bradon or Jeremy with their stronger track records.

    Y’know, in a slightly different universe, Dom or Kate could have been in the bottom alongside Jeremy and Bradon, and they would have been in the position of having to send a top contender home without even the chance to do a decoy collection. Really, really makes me resent how they used the Tim save.

    I found it hilarious how they lavished praise on Alexandria’s dominatrix outfit, then turned to Jeremy and said that his white sweater made the model look like a hooker.

    No idea anymore who’s going to be in the finals, now that Helen is tied with Bradon for most wins, he’s been in the bottom two, Dom hasn’t been on the top in a month, and Alexandria seems to have solidified an impression on the judges. Karen is on borrowed time (sure can’t wait to see HER collection), but that’s about all I know.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Helen has won before?

      • Frank_821

        she won when paired with kate

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          How soon I forget. Or perhaps it’s how little attention I’m paying.

    • Sarah

      I agree w/u about white sweater hypocrisy, but Miranda’s was the worst, IMO. She made the same thing every week.

  • Jacquelyn

    Karen HAS to go home soon, right? And Ken? I feel nervous for Bradon.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Ken first.

      • guest2visits

        SUK!

  • Lilithcat

    Best moment of the show, perhaps the “best moment in Project Runway history!!!”, was Tim smooching Swatch.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Too much “I don’t like it,” “I don’t love it,” “I don’t dig it,” “I want it,” “Must have it” tonight instead of actual critique.

    • Michelle Wilson

      Someone needs to remind the judges occasionally that it’s a design competition and not a styling competition. And also that not all design should be for the young and cool.

  • Amy Hughes

    Okay, there’s no search for the comments so I’ll just say it. Kate Middleton’s MIL is DIANA. Diana, fashion icon. She’d never look dowdy and matronly, not even if she were alive today and in her 50s.

  • guest2visits

    Miranda is making me feel bad…she really thought this was one of her better looks, and in some ways it was, but it also showed absolutely nothing new. Another odd blouse with zero personality too. She is just not as varied in her style or ability as she really needs to be. She was a gracious auf, though. No crazy, angry, bitter drama. But as over due as I may have thought her auf was; I think her design was not the worst this week.
    I would have had a hard time deciding between Dom’s boxy unflattering design and Jeremy’s strangely dated sweater thing for the auf. Although I like her technique and color choices I don’t think the pattern or the quilting worked out at all. I thought the bodice area was pretty awful. I don’t know how it was safe. But I thought Jeremy’s cable technique worked out just as bad. The results were unattractive and the total look was cheapy, and old. And those were great looking boots, Nina was right – they were wasted with him. I don’t know how Bradon’s beautiful rippled dress became stuffed into a shiny poodle skirt. Or tacked with little bits of wtf. I thought he was going to make a simple tunic….he could have put a mini under it. Or sleek pants. His became strange and dated also. But I was thinking safe, not auf.

    The safe lounge also had Kate; a messy, disappointing shirt, at least the pants worked. The shoes made the look. I thought Ken’s (SUK) was an improvement over last week, but the skirt looked way too short; making the peplum seem out of proportion. The hem and the back were slightly off. It was safe, but I didn’t think it was as fresh or fashion forward as he did. Also safe; Justin’s sexed out jumpsuit. It seemed to be made well but it also seemed to be from another time, like the 80s-90s. Or from Europe. Strange. Like an old MTV video. And Karen’s was also safe; but not stylish or even very memorable. I wanted her model to completely remove the jacket – it may have looked better.
    The top for me was actually Alexander’s; who made something look fresh and unique and better looking than the shoes he picked out. The other two top looks were Alexandria and Helen. Helen made a beautiful, simple look that totally depended on it’s cape to give it interest or individuality. Alexandria also had a very simple dress that really relied on those outrageous boots to tell most of the story. I really loved both of their designs, but to me Alexander’s work just jumped out and surprised me how he imagined his plaid would work with those shoes.

  • mmebam

    So… I think this bottom two illustrated why Tim’s “save” meant nothing. The producers were going to make sure that Tim looks nice saving the nice deaf guy, and Braden and Kate would make it to the top whatever.

    Am I the only one who really liked Dom’s look?

    • SewingSiren

      No, I liked Dom’s and I thought it should have been in the top three. I think the judges did not like the shoes. So she never had a chance. I also think that the judges wanted a little black dress to be the background for the shoe.

  • LAMusing

    Underwhelmed. And I thought most of the shoes were either hideous or ridiculous. So a plain black sheath dress wins? That pretty much sums up this episode.

    I wrote a comment on all their designs and just deleted it since it’s not worth all that type. This week was a snorefest of mediocre design. I didn’t think ANY of them deserved a win. If next week is not better I may just come to T&L to see the results and skip the actual show.

  • Sarah

    Anybody see that article where Tim disdained the ignorance of PR contestants that won’t do “plus” sizes? Made me fond of him, yet again. But then the insidious thought creeps in…are they gonna do a “plus size” challenge next week?

  • kerryev

    That bar looks terrifying.

  • Caitlin Chassaing

    Okay, Tim completely slayed me after letting Swatch lick his ear at Mood. Adorable!!

  • SewingSiren

    Well the very obviously were looking for a little black dress to show off the Elle shoe collection . And a flat wasn’t going to win it. Also Ya is going to be in the top no matter what she wears and the sad one is going to be in the bottom.
    As to the lbd’s I think the best one won.
    The red haired girl must be somebodies niece because she escapes to the middle every time. Her look was atrocious again! I would have sent her home.

    • MoHub

      Elle? Marie Claire wishes it was Elle.

      • SewingSiren

        Oopsies!

        • MoHub

          No problem. You’re usually spot on, so it hit me harder coming from you..

  • Shibori Girl

    Blessing or Curse….you decide.

    At 10 PM, my cable went out so having endured the first 2/3 of the show, “sadly” I missed the denouement. Fortunately all you bitter kittens came through and I didn’t need to lie awake for hours and hours (like that would happen) wondering who won and who was aufed. With the TLO recap to come, I’m good – suspect this leans heavily toward blessing.