TLOunge

Posted on September 05, 2013

It’s Fashion Week, darlings. Day One of it, actually. We’re already wiped out. It’s just so exhausting being fabulous sixteen to eighteen hours a day, don’t you find?

 

Blue Bar, Algonquin Hotel, New York

Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, Heidi Klum and guest judge Michael Kors

The Duchess got her teeth whitened that week, it seems.

 

We’re ordering room service. Talk amongst yourselves, darlings.

 

[Photo Credit: yelp.com, Barbara Nitke for Lifetime - Video Credit: Lifetime]

    • Qitkat

      KORS!! Just what this exhausted bitter kitten needs. I only wish it was from being fabulous at NYFW ;-)

      • Tracy_Flick

        I’ve totally missed the Duchess. Posen comes across like a know-it-all kid, your least favorite cousin. I was really expecting to like him and I really do not.

    • H2olovngrl

      so…Heidi has her own New Balance line she is shilling, huh?

      • MoHub

        And not for the first time, either.

    • MilaXX

      It’s time for Heidi’s annual sweatshop!

      • zenobar

        *snort* It’s always a Very Special Episode when Heidi gets hands-on.

    • marlie

      Let’s get this party started. Glad to see the duchess back!

    • MCM

      No comment on the “all-Star” news?

      • Qitkat

        I’m guessing they wanted to poke their eyes out if they even heard. NYFW is all consuming.

      • MilaXX

        What news?

        • Qitkat

          Google says Alyssa Milano to host, starts in October, no contestants announced yet.

          • Sarah

            Alyssa Milano? WTH is her cred? Oh, why do I even ask.

            • Qitkat

              But that’s the point darling ;p

            • MilaXX

              She can’t be any worse that the previous host.

            • Sarah

              Ok, I’ll give you that. At least AM has some TV personality.

            • Tracy_Flick

              OMG yes. Carolyn whatever. She was horrible. At least Alyssa Milano won’t look like a woodland creature caught in the headlights when a camera comes her way.

            • BeccaGo

              Right? I hated…her…speech…pat…terns.

            • zenobar

              Best (insanely irritating) line of that season, before the Androgyny Challenge: “Wee…can’tt…waitt…to…see…your…an-DRAH-gin-us…creee-YAY-shuns.”

            • Tracy_Flick

              YES! Oh gawd. TelePrompter angst at its finest.

            • patticake1601

              Doesn’t she “design” girls football clothes?

          • MilaXX

            oh that was announced ages ago.

          • Alloy Jane

            I love Alyssa Milano, I may actually attempt to watch this, especially if prior winners are on. I can’t wait until TLo do the official announcement with the soundbites and everything. I’m back to WIN AGAIN YAY. Oh, and Alyssa Milano designs the women’s Dodger gear. There are some super cute shirts, but I don’t know what else her “cred” design-wise is, but she’ll be infinitely more interesting than slow-talker or the bitchy one. Crap I’m getting sucked back in…

        • MCM

          Contestants have been announced. Include Jeffery, Seth Aaron, Ari South, Korto, Melissa Fleis, Daniel Esquivel, Viktor, Irina and more! (That is all I remember)

          • Qitkat

            I wonder who is in the bag to win?

            • Rand Ortega

              Korto. Pity vote.

            • lilyvonschtupp

              Why does it have to be a pity vote? She ain’t Daniel Vosovic.

            • Rand Ortega

              She’s been the bridesmaid twice already, maybe this time she’ll (finally) be the bride.

            • MartyBellerMask

              I think after two times it’s just embarrassing. Please Korto, have some pride. Do your own thing.

            • Rand Ortega

              WERD.

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

              Probably Fleis or Daniel. Surely none of the old ones.

          • MilaXX

            Korto again? I love her, but really.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Seth Aaron won. I didn’t think winners were on All Stars?

            • Munchkn

              So did Jeffrey aka Angry Little Peanut and Meana Irina.

            • lilyvonschtupp

              Oh…so Jeffrey isn’t the international phenomenon that he proclaimed to be after his “win” that he had to come crawling back to PR?

            • Rand Ortega

              *snicker*

            • MoHub

              I wondered about that myself. Either an all-winners season or a bunch of near misses, but not a mix of the two. And why is Ari there? I really don’t want to see any more wearable disco balls.

          • Qitkat

            This depresses me. It ought to be an entirely new bunch. But probably there aren’t enough creatives to choose from.

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

            Also: Mychael Knight, Christopher “Costello Lite” Palu, Elena “Insane in the Ukraine” Slivnyak.

            Bring back Daniel Franco! Just because.

            • BeccaGo

              Daniel Franco, where did you go…

            • pottymouth_princess

              ULI! LAURA! And Wendy Pepper for shits and giggles.

          • lilyvonschtupp

            If that asswipe Jeffrey is competing, guess who ain’t watching All Stars!

          • MartyBellerMask

            Seth Aaron! Seth Aaron! Seth Aaron!

    • JDreesen

      my favourite part is how Nina is leaning into the judge picture like she was about to walk past this random group of three strangers who were hanging out at a party and then whoever was going to snap a candid of the convo was all, “c’mon! get in the shot!” and then Zac and Heidi waved her in like, “yes, join us!” while Michael just stood there muttering “hoo iz thiz fur-sun and why iz zhe in our fuh-toh?” through his teeth. CHEESE!

      • Qitkat

        That is truly the cheeziest grin I’ve ever seen from him!

        • JDreesen

          there is just no way he *isn’t* sneaking something sassy through that clenched grill.

    • Sarah

      Woot! Kors! Is it me or is he looking a little more nature-colored? Whatever. I am sure no one gets stabbed, but someone probably deserves it.

      • JDreesen

        as long as by “nature” you mean “carrot”, then you’re spot on.

        • Sarah

          Light carrot instead of dark pumpkin.

          • JDreesen

            ah, yes….so like you said. Nature!

    • JDreesen

      and whatshername has a ring!!! squeeeeee!!!!1!

      wait, or did we already know that? am i a bad BK? is Heidi just noticing for the first time maybe? i can’t tell, but it seems like Heidi thinks whatshername is just a little too excited for whatever number karat she’s sporting. i am holding out hope she makes a comment about it, which will be a nice, attitudinal juxtaposition for this episode that will most likely be focused on affordable, ready-to-wear garments, yeah?

      • pottymouth_princess

        I saw it a couple of weeks ago. I remember because I recall pitying the poor, deluded guy who proposed to her.

    • Sarah

      I have been doing that Kate “I got a ring” pose since Tuesday, because I finally got mine (after 8 years) on Monday. I feel like a stranger when I do it, because I’m not a “lady” type lady. But, on the other hand, I’ve never had a DIAMOND before, so I can’t really stop looking at it either.

      • Qitkat

        Congratulations!

        • Sarah

          Thank you! Now to decide whether to offend all my extended family or have a BYO drinks/food wedding, because we is BROKE and my dad, in his infinite richness, has declined to assist because I’m “too old.”

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Do what you would think would be the most fun for you!

          • Qitkat

            It is totally your (and his) day. Make it memorable in your own unique way. Pricey weddings are way over-rated. Some of the very best memories have very little price attached!

          • MilaXX

            Do a small & simple wedding, Then have a big party at a later date. I’m old school enough to think that a BYO wedding is tacky and will get you talked about for ages. On the other hand I’m all for unusual and creative.This is also an area in which Pinterest has loads of great ideas.

            • Sarah

              I’m not really considering the BYO wedding, haha. That’s because my Dad said “better tell your guests to bring a sandwich.” (He’s rude like that). It’ll be a redneck-y pig roast/beer kegs type of affair, most likely.

            • Qitkat

              My neighbor is a wedding planner, and once I helped her with a wedding exactly like that. I was only there for the reception, but everyone seemed to love it, and it was probably pretty cheap. It was in an old barn next to a big pond.

            • Sarah

              We have access to our future ancestral spread, so it seems like the best (free) option. Lanterns in the trees, twinkly lights, drunk relatives, etc. Looking forward to it. My only stipulation is that there has to be a slammin’ disco funk dance party, as I am Parliament Funkadelic’s biggest fan. Shoot – maybe I should email George Clinton and see if he’ll come out for my wedding…

            • Qitkat

              Can’t hurt to try. Wouldn’t that be cool?

            • Sarah

              I have partied on his tour bus before. “Hey, George, remember me, the white girl with really long dreadlocks that hung out with you and your son about 5 years ago in Richmond? Or at that festival in Pennsylvania in the RV behind the stage? Uh, yeah, I’m getting married. Wanna come?”

            • Call me Bee

              Flashlight!!!

            • zenobar

              Uh, YEAH you should.

              P-Funk or no, this sounds like a fantastic wedding! Congratulations!!

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

            I had friends who got married during the week with just their immediate families. Then they had a reception the following Saturday afternoon from 2-5–too late for lunch and too early for dinner so that they didn’t have to serve more than beverages and snacks.

          • Tracy_Flick

            I had a garden ceremony with just parents and siblings present, then we all went out for a nice dinner afterwards. The next day we had afternoon cake and champagne for friends and family at my parents’ house. My parents paid for the wedding dinner, his paid for the champagne. I don’t think the whole thing was $1,000 total. My dress – sequined cocktail dress – was $400.

            I haven’t regretting missing the big shindig for one red-hot second. We are just as married as friends who went whole-hog!

          • formerlyAnon

            Let me echo what others have said about making it a day that’s about what you as a couple want.

            Don’t forget that people generally LOVE to be asked to do something they do well that they know will be special for you. Even your brokest friends will want to give you some kind of gift. A dear friend of mine baked Italian cream cake for 100 people as my wedding gift. A group could organize a “trip to Costco wedding shower” in lieu of a gift. The hardest part of these kind of gifts is the organization required, and if you’ve been together for 8 years, you know by now who has organizational skills. Have fun!

      • kimmeister

        TELL US ABOUT THE PROPOSAL!!!!

        • Sarah

          A romantic camping trip in a VA state park (which are all uniformly beautiful.) We arrive, set up our site, and head to the lake for a dip. Waist high, and the lifeguard “hears thunder” so we have to get out and they close the beach 2 hrs early. Oh well, we’ll grill our bacon-wrapped sirloins and enjoy drinks at campsite, right? Well, two hours later, the thunder becomes a torrential, terrifying downpour, putting out our fire and dousing our rare steaks. We eat them off the top of a Rubbermaid bin in the back of our SUV, and decide that it is time to bail, since our tent and all the squishy stuff inside is saturated. We dip to an Econolodge wherein there is a hillbilly Labor Day party going on in the next room (a guy asks my fella if we “have any extra blankets for these drunk bitches” when he goes out to bring supplies from the truck – he is declined and referred to the front desk). Over the obligatory orange pilly blanket that shows after the nasty bedspread is removed for sanitation purposes and with Mountain Men playing on the TV for a little outdoorsy touch, I am presented with my mom’s diamond in a new setting just for me, and he gets his ring that I had custom made for him. I lament that it didn’t go how we planned/wanted, and he says “I got what I wanted, so it’s all good.” Excellent.

          • Qitkat

            Sounds spectacular and so very memorable. You guys sound like fun!

          • Qitkat

            Is there any chance it was Hungry Mother State Park? Because I have been camping there, and it is lovely and green, with lots of trees. I miss Virginia.

            • Sarah

              Nope, Twin Lakes. But Hungry Mother is awesome, too. Our parks are the best.

            • PastryGoddess

              I love that state park. Have you been to Douthat or Shenandoah River SP? Even as a native “Merlinder” I have a VA park pass :)

            • Qitkat

              I lived in Shenandoah National Park for a few years, husband an interpretive ranger there. I met him there when I was a “Merlinder” too, camping with my girlfriend.

            • Sarah

              I’ve been to most all of ‘em. Not Douthat since I was little, though. My parents are from CT, but they honeymooned in Shenandoah, so it is a family tradition.

            • BeccaGo

              Best. Park. Name. EVER.

          • kimmeister

            Aw, it was still personal and sweet.

          • Call me Bee

            Sweet!

          • EveEve

            Aww…best wishes! May all your days together go not quite how you planned, and may you always get what you wanted!

          • Cheryl

            It almost sounds like your sweetie had everything planned – right down to the Thunder and Lightning! So romantic – even if the Duck Dynasty was partying in the next room.

            • Sarah

              No, I’m actually marrying the Duck Dynasty. It was more like Buckwild next door.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            A story you’ll recount for years and years, Sarah, and it will improve with the telling.

            Best wishes to you and your fiance. After all, Virginia is for lovers!

            • Sarah

              That it is :)

          • Qitkat

            I just realized you said he had your mom’s diamond reset just for you. That is a fine, good, very sweet man, so thoughtful and poignant too.

          • UsedtobeEP

            That is the funniest proposal I have ever heard, and I mean that in a totally nice way. You are destined to have a terrific marriage!

            • Sarah

              Aw, thanks. I hope so!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        As you are a BK, you are completely allowed to squee! And pose. (Congratulations! And to partner BK, too!)

        Kate? Not so much.

      • MilaXX

        Congrats!

      • JDreesen

        8 years! congrats are definitely in order. sounds like your fiance(e) went to the same procrastination workshop as my husband (unless i am being dense, and you were waiting on a court decision…in which case…meh, i’m pretty sure that workshop was an open registration, so what i said may still apply, just not to the same person!).

        • Sarah

          Well, he was married when I met him 12 years ago, but that lasted another three seconds. That is why we didn’t date at the time. Took a couple more years before we both weren’t attached to start dating, and then we moved in together four years ago. We own a house and four cat-children together. Mostly just doing it because I’d like to have a kid and, you know, legit-ness.

        • zenobar

          “Procrastination Workshop” – I’m well-familiar with that course. I think it’s actually a secret society, like the Masons.

          I guess that makes me a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary.

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

        Cheers!!

      • formerlyAnon

        Congratulations!

    • kimmeister

      At first I thought Nina’s peplum had some sort of weird rear exoskeleton, and then I realized it was the chair in the background!

      • tonibaloney

        I did the same thing, but I am finding myself LOVING Nina’s ensemble!

    • MilaXX

      I know we all laugh at Heidi for her love of all things short, tight and shiny, but she is rocking those jeans and tshirt better than gals half her age could.

      • Sarah

        I know right? I barely recognized her with jeans on. But she looks great! TLo always say she looks good casual. I agree.

    • BeccaGo

      Diamonds are vile, Kate.

      • Qitkat

        Not if they are conflict-free.

        • BeccaGo

          I just think they’re ostentatious, engagement rings especially. But I’m 39 and single, so there’s that.

          • Cheryl

            I have the best of both worlds – my boyfriend’s mother’s engagement ring. No guilt, and a pretty spectacular rock.

            • Sarah

              See, and I have my Mom’s. No guilt there, and a flawless stone that we never could’ve afforded.

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

      Howdy BKs. I don’t know if I’ll be able to drink or if I’ll be able to stop if I start. : )
      Physical therapy started today and I’m sore seven ways to Sunday. I think I’ll stick to a muscle relaxer and a puff.
      I hope your week has been treating you well. See y’all when the show starts.

      • Sarah

        Sorry about soreness! Muscle relaxers are divine, though.

        • Munchkn

          So is the puff.

          • Sarah

            Oh, hell yeah.

      • Qitkat

        Take care of yourself, and virtually drink, you’ll enjoy the episode ever so much more that way.

      • zenobar

        I’ll split this brownie with you.

        • Qitkat

          I have a great homemade brownie recipe, but I’ve never *enhanced* it. Now that it’s legal in Colorado, I’ll have to improve it even more :)

          • Munchkn

            Be careful how much weed you put in. We (well, my roommate) made a bunch of brownies on gubernatorial Election Day in’74 and put a whole lid of grass in the recipe. My other roommate had gone to my house to fetch my dog, Zelda. We had car trouble about 9 miles from my parents’ and, in those days, you couldn’t get Toyota parts just anywhere. We called my baker roommatee to come fetch us and she got my brother to come along for directions. My brother ate about half the pan and he showed up at our folks’ house stoned out of his gourd. I ate one brownie when we all got back to Athens and promptly threw up. I didn’t eat another brownie for a year.

            I do wish that I still had A Child’s Garden of Grass from the old days though.

            • Qitkat

              Yikes! I’m not likely to overdo it, I haven’t seriously had weed since 1968. Thanks for the words of caution.

          • lilyvonschtupp

            Mental Note: MOVE TO COLORADO

          • formerlyAnon

            I understand weed today is on average stronger than that which we usually had access to back in my day. So take care. I myself look forward to enhancing some baked goods as circumstances arise and my life slows down.

            • Sarah

              Y’all don’t have to worry. It IS stronger, but as far as baked goods go, worry not. Main side effect = Vicious Cottonmouth.

      • formerlyAnon

        Take good care. Usually physical therapy is a good thing representing movement back to “normal” life not entirely dominated by medical stuff. Hope that’s the case with you!

    • Munchkn

      Bravo aired the last half of Season 1 this morning. The contestants got 45 minutes to shop at Mood for the penultimate challenge where they had a to make a dress for Nancy O’Dell to wear to the Grammys and Austin Scarlett got booted off. Those were the good ol’ days.

      • Sarah

        OH, I remember how hurt I was that Austin got booted on that episode! Poor, delightful Austin. His All-Stars run was not as good as his first efforts.

    • BeccaGo

      Nothing makes my heart soar like a giggling Duchess.

    • Call me Bee

      Dear Uncles–enjoy your room service!
      Just checking in with all my BK buds. I can’t stay–its 1:57am Friday here in Stockholm and we have a busy sightseeing day today. So I’ll have a quick Aquavit with you all and try to watch the show online in the morning. Have fun, all!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Enjoy Sveeeden, Bee! When I was there two years ago it was pretty gray and gloomy, so I hope your experience is a smorgasbord of sunny.

      • Stubenville

        Lucky you! I’d kill (well maim) to go there on vacation.

      • formerlyAnon

        Enjoy! I saw pictures from a friend in Stockholm and nearby last week that were beautiful and sunny, hope you get that kind of weather.

      • UsedtobeEP

        I am behind, but…you are there! Hope you’re having a lovely time. Want lots of Scandinavian details, please. Am so jealous!!!

    • Candigirl1968

      Even Heidi can’t make white pumps work.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Ravens kickoff the NFL season against the Broncos. Not sure if I can do it tonight kittens. Although, I was looking forward to our drinking game involving SUK tonight…

      • Qitkat

        Who ya rooting for? It’s always Broncos at our house, but mr. qitkat has to go to the basement tv while I get the hdtv for PR. I have to see all the (wonky) details you know.

        • PastryGoddess

          Let’s just say that if you are watching Keith Urban on TV right now. I am listening through my NOT OPEN window less than a mile away :)

          CAW CAW!

          • EveEve

            Haw! I have friends who were listeneng from their kayak in the Inner Harbor. For reals.

          • Bexxx

            May the Ravens choke on a dick. Ideally Tom Brady’s.

            • lilyvonschtupp

              Both of them can suck two fat ones. GO STEELERS!!!!!

            • PastryGoddess

              LOL Bexxx I totally love you :)

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I was out of town, out of state and out of TV reach last Thursday, so I missed the chausseurs challenge, apparently no loss. And I just returned from paying respects at the funeral home to one of my work colleagues whose (not at all healthy and rather elderly) husband unexpectedly died on Sunday. The funeral’s tomorrow morning, and I’m attending it. We’re all devastated for her at IP Central, so I’m feeling rather sorrowful.

      And hungry. Off to nuke leftovers and get personal with a beer. I’ll watch Heidi’s shilling for her sportswear line and dragooning the dresstestants into designing for it, but that theme is played out, don’t you think?

      • Qitkat

        Sounds like a tough week. Condolences to you and her.
        I can’t imagine what new twist Heidi can pull out of her velvet bag for another sportswear design challenge.

      • Sarah

        Sorry, NDC. Unexpected truly is the worst. IDK about you, but when times are tough, Heidi makes me feel like the world will keep spinning. (Her and Benson and Stabler). Enjoy the beer!

      • Stubenville

        Maybe they’ll be inspired by the poor sweat shop worker in China stitching up Heidi’s separates for thirteen cents each.

        /bitter

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Yeah, social consciousness is so apparent on PR. For that we need Sustainicorn.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Can’t we have a social conscience with out being annoying? Please?!

    • Eric Stott

      Greetings bitty kitties

    • Jacquelyn

      Wow Heidi look amazing in a pair of jeans and a tank and those heels! See Heidi, it doesn’t always have to be short, tight and shiny!

    • Eric Stott

      I’m fading, so I’ll be looking forward to skimming tonight’s comments early tomorrow morning – and getting the mother load tomorrow. BTW- I’m in Upstate NY – where do the rest of the kittens curl up?

      • BeccaGo

        BROOKLYN!! (You have to shout it like the Beastie Boys.)

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        St Paul – the other twin in Twin Cities, MN

        • Eric Stott

          Neat!

      • Qitkat

        Denver area. Littleton, yes that one.

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

        Flyover country!

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

        Here in L.A., I’m still at work when the Lounge opens, so I follow along until 6 when I close my store. Then I watch the show on my DVR. If I start at about the 1/2 hour mark, I can avoid the commercials. After it’s over, I come back to read everyone’s comments from during the show. That way, I can get a reading on the BKs’ reactions without having to wait until the recaps in the morning. I do the same for Mad Men. I need a life.

        • Sarah

          Ha, you’re lucky. I don’t have DVR (it’s actually in the mail, so soon I won’t have to do this) and I work until 9 on Thursdays. I hang out in the lounge, get off work, drive home like a crazy person, and catch the show after about 20 minutes. I find that those first 20 are totally not necessary, but still.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Much further south in the Empire State than you, Eric; lower Westchester County.

      • Sarah

        Fabulous Capital of the Confedaracy and Hipster Haven of the South, Richmond VA.

      • Cheryl

        Long Island, the glamour capital of the world!

        • BeccaGo

          I’m sorry. :D

          • Bexxx

            I see you’re watching in Brooklyn- I’m so sorry to say you’re technically on LI too. Fun story- I was at Coney a few weeks ago, wearing a strapless maxi dress, so a tattoo I have of LI on my back was visible. I had THREE different people come up to me asking what it was, and I didn’t have the heart to tell them it was the island we were all located upon…

            • BeccaGo

              Geographically, yes, it’s the same island. Culturally, it’s a different planet. :P

            • alyce1213

              Three or four generations different.

        • Bexxx

          No shit, I’m unfortunately on the island too. Grew up in Bellmore, attending John F. Kennedy High School, notable only for one beautiful, glittery alum some may know as The Duchess. And Amy Fisher, but we don’t have to discuss that one. Now I’m in Ronkonkoma. Which is somehow even worse.

          • BeccaGo

            I’m a former West Babylonian. We’re famous for Geraldo Rivera. I feel your pain.

        • Kristin McNamara

          I’m originally from Uniondale! Pretty not great area though…. so my parents high-tailed it outta there when I was still little :) Now I reside in beautiful Vermont!

      • Munchkn

        Upstate SC. Fortunately, Asheville NC is not too far away and, if I get really desperate, Atlanta is only three hours away.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Hey, northern Hudson Valley here – hi neighbor!

        • Eric Stott

          Hey Neighbor back to you!

          I WISH someone was closer – it would be fun to have a viewing party.

      • Courtney

        Central Jersey, here.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        St. Louis

      • alyce1213

        NYC, downtown.

    • Eric Stott

      BTW- Since TLo are at Fashion week I am SO looking forward to seeing the collections soon.

      • Stubenville

        From this bunch? You’ll be disappointed.

        • Eric Stott

          Hey- if they’re bad it’s even MORE fun!

          • Stubenville

            Then you’ll probably be delighted.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              You seem a little…extra…bitter this evening. Everything okay?

            • Stubenville

              Not really – just too many stupid questions at work today, many on projects I had nothing to do with.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              I hate stupid people.

            • Ginny Ellsworth

              I SEE stupid people.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      So, any bets as to how long it takes for us to yell SUK! at the screen?

      • M. H. Leader

        Oh, not more than the first commercial break after they get to the workroom. Maybe sooner.
        Football game is delayed until about 9 PM because of thunderstorms in Denver.

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

      Checking in here. Are we playing a drinking game this week, maybe SUK as someone else suggested?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Considering I yell at the promo every time he threatens Helen with the scissors, there’s a definite danger of alcohol poisoning.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I’m so excited to hear about Karen’s adventures in Worrytown this week. haha

      • BeccaGo

        I hate that she’s one of those people who adds “town” and “sauce” to the ends of words.

        • Bexxx

          I did that. In my AIM profile. In the early 2000′s.

          • Bexxx

            I think I just showed my youth.

        • Slade Thunderdragon

          I knowtown. Itsauce istown reallysauce annoyingtown. Not AMAZO like she claims….sauce.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Excuse me. I believe you mean “amazeballs”.

            • BeccaGo

              No, she actually uses the term “amazo” multiple times in her bio.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              I know. But she’s all sorts of hipster-adorkable wrong. :-)

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Maybe Tim will slap SUK upside the head during their special moment!

    • Stubenville

      What is this BS?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        They need to stop making Tim wear un-Tim like clothes. It’s just wrong.

    • Courtney

      I’d be a lot less sanguine if someone came in and woke me up with a whistle.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I’m fairly sure the word “Fuck” would be involved in my case.

        • Courtney

          I jump at the sound of my alarm clock, so I can only imagine what I’d do if it was a whistle.

        • Stubenville

          I’d be throwing hard objects at them.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            While yelling “Fuck!”

        • formerlyAnon

          My favorite cuss word. And since my babies got all grown up my filter is nowhere near as efficient as it used to be, so they’d be bleeping me continuosly. So klassy, I know.

      • AshleighV

        Right? Their all “Oh, hey there!” whereas in my case, it’d just be one long “bleeeeeeeeep” sound on the TV.

    • housefulofboys

      Gah, poor Tim!

    • BeccaGo

      OMG TIM IN SHORTS!!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Dear god. He has legs. I’d rather not know.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      I would almost feel sorry for Tim Gunn if he wasn’t making serious bank from this show.

    • Bexxx

      I am irrationally irritated by people who think it’s adorable that they don’t exercise. I used to do the same thing so that might be personal. This is already dumb so once the football game starts (finally) I might direct my wine-attention that way.

    • alula_auburn

      oh man, such secondhand embarassment for Tim’s referee outfit.

      I hated Field Day and other kinds of “fun” when I was a kid, so I’m in deep cringe mode right now.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        You are not alone.

        • alula_auburn

          I seriously think it took me years to unlearn my phobias about exercising I learned from PE classes. It’s not so bad when it doesn’t involve getting beaned in the head!

          (er. . .assuming you meant that, and not the ref costume.)

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Not to mention the trauma of always being the last kid picked for teams.

    • alula_auburn

      That Jeremy guy gives me a Ricky Gervais vibe, and not in a good way.

    • BeccaGo

      When does Ken NOT look miserable?

    • housefulofboys

      At least they’re not “choosing side” – shades of middle school!

    • otterbird

      Gone are the days of working out in baggy sweats and shorts? Someone tell most of the people in my gym. Including me.

    • Stubenville

      What delusional moron put this challenge together? I have NO INTEREST in this crap.

      • Kathy Train

        I miss Santino.

        • Eric Stott

          I miss Santino…as often as possible.

      • Courtney

        I’d watch Survivor again if I wanted to watch this.

    • MilaXX

      They are really trying to get rid of the chafe. They teamed the 2 worst designers together. We all know Ken does not play well with others.

      • Cheryl

        they are really trying to get rid of the audience. And succeeding.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      At least the nice people finished first for once

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        I loved Justin doing the chest bump with Dom by going low. They were cute together.

    • Cheryl

      It’s not sports wear, it’s “Performance Wear”? Who makes this stuff up?

      • alula_auburn

        Demons from the pits of hell.

        (I’ve been working on a rebranding project at work. So much time and effort to say such stupid things, as a team.)

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I am still scarred from our Corporate rebranding project.

        • formerlyAnon

          When rebranding moved from products for sale – you know, that appeared under literal “brand” names – to more general usage, my slow burning curmudgeonly contempt for organizational fads was generously fueled.

          But then I talk to my friend, the literate, late middle-aged tech writer and copy editor for one of the titans of the modern tech world, and compared to her, I feel light and pure again.

      • In_Stitches

        Doesn’t sports wear technically mean regular day wear, like slacks, sweaters etc? I think Kors is considered a sports-wear designer.

        • Munchkn

          Clothes that you wear for sports tend to be called active wear.

          • alyce1213

            Yes, that’s what real people call it. But Performance Wear is “sexier” in fashion business lingo.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I thought Performance Wear was what they did for the Thunder From Down Under and the Sheep Dogs!

      • decormaven

        Small feists that nip at the heels of the Satanic One.

      • Stubenville

        Sportswear is (oddly) the name the fashion industry gives to what normal people would call casual clothes. Hence clothes for the gym are “performance wear.”

    • Stubenville

      Yea, Ken. Nothing says “gym” like a motorcycle jacket. [eyeroll]

      • Cele Deemer

        I was thinking the exact same thing!

    • nosniveling

      go Dom!!
      Heidi has inherited Farrah’s hairdresser.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Is it just me or this just…dull? Very, very dull.

    • MilaXX

      Okay I predict lots of fug becaue even with examples, the designers can’t get over themselves.

    • Stubenville

      STFU Ken

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Holy crap! Shut THE FUCK up, Ken!

    • Bexxx

      “Sandro pt. 2″- Afterschool Special is growing on me.

    • housefulofboys

      SUK!!!

    • MilaXX

      I dislike arguing, but it’s nice to see Ken get as good as he gives.

    • bxbourgie

      Ken never fakes a freakout. He’s just nuts. Also, she needs to relax “I need to get help, he might stab me.” Please girl, he’s pocket -sized. You can take him.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Though I’m not totally on board with the “tattling”.

    • Courtney

      It’s kind of adorable in a way that Bradon thought Ken was just kidding. You’d think all his exposure to crazy this season would give him a better appreciation for when it appears for real.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      You go, Helen. Get these lazy-ass, drama-addicted producers to remove him from the situation. I don’t like you that much, but I’m glad that you’re not going to let him just get by with his disrespectful-ness and threats.

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

        I can’t wait until the show comes on in L.A. so I can see what all this ruckus is about, although I have a fairly good idea. Just 3 hours until I can roll my eyes at this nonsense.

    • alula_auburn

      That was. . .bizarre.

      On the other hand, I do kind of love moments like when you see the other designers patently thinking “WTF.” I love a good eyeroll or brow raise in the background.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Helen, drama rule one: Do not feed the troll.

      Ken: Chill out. Seriously, man.

      And, while I do make a policy of being careful around the clearly unbalanced (and don’t think a little fear of it is unwarranted), I think there are enough burly camera guys around that no one has to be worried about it getting all the way to the stabbing point. I doubt the “stay out of it” directive would extend to letting one contestant stab another.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I’m so on board with the tattling. I dislike Helen, but I respect her for it. Nothing is resolved by being equally aggressive. No one should have to deal with someone who behaves like that, and I’m glad she’s finally getting the producers involved. It’s what we should be and hopefully are encouraging kids who are being bullied in school to do. Why shouldn’t that mentality translate into adulthood?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I don’t disagree. It’s the venue that makes it seem juvenile, though.

      • MilaXX

        and note, when called on it, Ken totally backs down.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          True, but he got his shots in first. Sin and then contrition.

        • Targettaste

          .He’s a typical bully.

    • alula_auburn

      Tim is like a grade school teacher confronted with this shit. Except seven-year-olds are more mature.

      • Stubenville

        And if they’ve had a Home Ec class, they can probably sew better.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        and he even made them apologize and make up

      • FifiDubois

        I teach 4th grade, and today I had almost that exact same conversation with two of my nine year old students after an incident on the playground. And yes, they were more mature (and their apologies were more sincere).

    • MilaXX

      and that’s how you shut that ish down.

    • Stubenville

      Phonecall of doom?

      • Courtney

        We’re not that lucky.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I wish. But I fear not.

    • bxbourgie

      So you drop a bunch of f bombs and call a woman out of her name, then wanna call your “spiritual advisor”? Please GTFOH Ken.

    • SnackBandit

      “Dear Spiritual Leader, I just told a girl to shut the fuck up. Is this okay with Jesus, yes or no?”

    • Courtney

      They seem to be a lot more liberal with phonecalls home these days than they were in past seasons. Ups the drama quotient, I guess?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Wait. Did KEN just say that you should never judge people because you don’t know their situations? KEN?!

    • Stubenville

      Oh hugs! [eyeroll]

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        So Sandro Pt 2

    • alula_auburn

      “Luckily Tim was there to facilitate it. . .” Words to live by.

    • Courtney

      Meanwhile, others have chosen to actually design and absent themselves from the drama entirely…

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I’ve been resisting saying this, but I just can’t any more – I love your avatar! Hoooooooooooooobbbbbbbbbbbbbessssssssss!

        • Courtney

          Thanks! I have a deep and abiding love for all things Calvin and Hobbes.

          • Stubenville

            I thought you just needed a shave! =)

    • In_Stitches

      “It’s the heidi klum new balance challenge”…her ability to say things like that with excitement is why the producers love her.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      So, is Tim speaking outside of both sides of his mouth? HUGS???

      URP.

      “It felt genuine?” Suuuurrrrrrre it did. Oy vey ist mir, as several of my friends might say.

    • RR May

      “spiritual advisor” or parole officer?

    • mommyca

      I had it with Ken, I hope he gets eliminated soon…. i don’t believe for a second his being sorry… I’m not fan of Helen but he is a totally obnoxious bully

      • M. H. Leader

        I’ve been hoping he’d be gone for a while now.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          We all have.

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

      Can’t tell if Helen was being racist in her complaint because Ken, while annoying as hell, hardly seems dangerous.

      • Bexxx

        I had the same thought.

      • AshleighV

        Was thinking the same thing.

      • MilaXX

        I think it’s fairly easily to see he’s just a barking chihuahua. Simply ignore him.

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

          I figured she knew that if she made a big fuss over it, she’d get more camera time, but the whole treatment of it both by involved parties and Lifetime’s editing grossed me out.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        Well, he did say “don’t make me come over there” and was using some nasty language. True, she over-reacted with the whole “don’t want to be stabbed thing,” but she may have felt genuinely threatened. Knowing this show, she may have gotten a nudge from a producer wanting to create a “very special” Tim Gunn moment.

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

          We’ve definitely heard more aggressive things from the designers over the years.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It depends on her experiences. I tend to get more freaked out by the barking little dog than the big growling one, because I’ve never been bitten by a big one, but have been by the yippy little one. Both literally and metaphorically. So that does genuinely disturb me. On the other hand, jumping straight from “I am freaked out by this behavior” to “I’m going to get shanked” is a bit too much.

        • formerlyAnon

          THIS. Life experiences. I have a coworker who is on a hair trigger to see/feel menace any time one of the guys in the office raises their voice or expresses any irritation. Including one guy who has legit social-interaction problems caused by a disability. I choose to view her as someone with something in her life experience that has given her a disability as real as our coworker’s diagnosable and treated one. When I was younger and stupider I’d just have been very angry with her for being a trouble-making drama queen.

          ETA: Which doesn’t mean a PR contestant might not be simply a trouble making drama queen, or be edited to look [more] like one.

      • Cheryl

        No, I think he’s an abusive, antagonistic man, and I don’t like that in anyone. I actually walked out on a volunteer job where I was working with a husband and wife team (all three of us white) – he began yelling at her, kicked over the garbage can violently, and I was gone.

        He later apologized to me, but I never felt the same about him after that.

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

          When’s Ken been violently expressive? He’s all puffery and bitch-eyes. Coco Montrese-style.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Love the Heidi running boobs.

    • Bexxx

      Gym clothes? MAKE THEM SEXIER FOR HEIDIIII

    • MilaXX

      Is it wrong of me to think it would be funny if Justin get s auf’d tonight?

      • Stubenville

        I was thinking that he was a very likely candidate, that or Red Haired Girl.

        • MilaXX

          They could send them both home as far as I’m concerned. It’d make for fewer decoys tomorrow.

    • alula_auburn

      It seems mildly ironic for Heidi to say “you don’t want boobs all over the place!”

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

      I can’t decide if I want to watch Devious Maids or not.

      • Stubenville

        I think it’s like Desperate Housewives but with cleaner houses.

      • Bexxx

        Please don’t.

      • MilaXX

        It’s not bad. Kinda on the same level as Desperate Housewives. You can tell it comes from that group.

        • 3boysful

          Well, then those adjective-loving producers need to come up with Bitter Kittens.

      • alula_auburn

        I’m kind of perturbed the best example of “Real Talk” they could dredge up was “Never tell a Puerto Rican woman to calm down!”

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Dear god. There’s an hour of this left!

    • In_Stitches

      Heidi asks, “where’s the wow piece?”…and then the camera pans over to one of her sample pieces: a purple tank over purple stretch pants.

    • BeccaGo

      I hate to say it, but I’m on Ken’s side. Helen BUGS.

    • Bexxx

      Things I am worried about:
      1. Ken getting a redemption win.
      2. Dom being too quiet and good to make it much farther.
      3. The overlap of football season and this dumb show.

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

        This year I am playing fantasy football for the first time. I am flipping between this and the game bc my TE plays for Denver. Talk about two opposites sides of the TV coin.

    • guest2visits

      Heidi’s workout clothing challenge may be my least favorite.
      And as of last week; can’t say who I’m really rooting for either.
      Except it’s not Ken.

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

        Especially since “It’ll be sold in stores” guarantees simplistic, boringly commercial designs.

    • Stubenville

      Yea Heidi, cause you know all about slutty dressing.

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

      I’m sick of After School Special and I wish she didn’t have immunity.

      • BeccaGo

        AMEN.

      • ThaliaMenninger

        She’s got a real smug going on.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Heidi told Red Haired Girl that hers was trashy. She is doomed.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      Do you guys hate Karen’s top as much as Heidi? I don’t love it but I could see it at any sports wear shop.

      • Courtney

        I thought it looked like a fair number of running tops I’ve seen out and about in the parks.

      • In_Stitches

        I think her critique came from a place of, “Oh shit, this is going to be too expensive to produce. Tank her!”

        • broke&fashionable

          Agree. Neon colors are “in” (if that’s even the word for it) at my gym. The $$$ is the only explanation. Or Heidi and Tim don’t hang in many workout rooms.

      • BeccaGo

        I kind of liked it. I didn’t get that critique at all.

    • alula_auburn

      That Brit guy annoys me, but if I was “surprised” by an outdoor activity and didn’t have time to glop on the sunblock and let it soak in, I’d be burned, too. And pissed. I

      • Stubenville

        So surprised that they all put on New Balance tops and the girls all had eye makeup on? He had time.

        • alula_auburn

          Heh, fair point. I just got enough bad burns in my childhood to be neurotically paranoid about it now.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Enough of the fake nice, shoulder sweater wearing Ken. He’s almost more annoying.

    • Cele Deemer

      Ewww poopy pants

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Who wants to run or work out with a dropped crotch? Isn’t the point of active wear to be able to be active?

      • Kristin McNamara

        No woman in the world whose thighs touch is going to want to work out in clothing where their bare thighs are rubbing together with nothing between them because the crotch is two feet lower than it’s supposed to be. Ugh.

        • chubby ballerina

          That was all I could think. THE CHAFING!!!

    • Bexxx

      Wait I’m sorry- dropped crotch poo pants to…work out…in? ??? ????? WHAT? Was I just not paying attention? That is LUDICROUS.

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

        They’re actually ludicrously comfortable for yoga. ETA: But not pants like the ones she made.

        • Bexxx

          That makes sense- but there would have to be a lot of extra material to be able to get good stretch. I am a kickboxer so I was thinking about that- I feel like dropped crotches are a recipe for injury.

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

            Yeah not so much. Basically, any type of exercise that might be comfortable in a skirt (I’ve seen them marketed for belly dancers, and there’s the benefit of not possibly exposing yourself like a skirt).

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          But Alexandria specifically mentioned running because she’s run “over 50 marathons”

          • Kristin McNamara

            Which is BULLSHIT.

            • BeccaGo

              Not necessarily. My sister’s run at least 10 in just the last 2 years.

            • Munchkn

              But not in a pair of dropped crotch pants.

              Damn, I wish that any of these judges were athletes! I’d definitley run in either Alexander’s or Ken’s outfits. They’d be comfortable to run in and color blocking works so well in athletic clothes.

            • BeccaGo

              No, definitely not in dropped crotch pants. Her running attire basically consists of the minimum amount of fabric possible. :)

      • EveEve

        As one who already feels miserably self-conscious in gyms, I can’t imagine wearing those things. Christ, all the snickers – just no. I’d rather wear that bra top that Karen attempted.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I go to an all-women gym. It’s far less stressful.

          • Kristin McNamara

            OMG that sounds wonderful! I didn’t know those existed!!?! Probably cuz I live in a not-very-populated area… :( boooo

          • EveEve

            Oh, I do too, when I’m home, but I travel a lot so I take what I can get and it’s usually either a hotel gym or some place the hotel sends me to.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Who would work out in a drop crotch? CHAFING!

      • MoHub

        I think it would also inhibit one’s upper leg movement.

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

      Drop crotch work out clothes? That seems like a good idea?

      • Stubenville

        Case of Gold Bond powder optional.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Alexandria is such a one way monkey. A lot of the stuff she’s designed on the show has been rehashes from her portfolio: from the drop-crotch pants to the domo-kun dress. She obviously doesn’t have many ideas in my opinion, because most of her things which aren’t rehashes, aren’t very pretty looking.

      • Kristin McNamara

        HAHA. OMG thank you for reminding me about “one way monkey”… I had totally forgotten about that gem. I miss Dimitry!

      • MilaXX

        All the designers do that. That boiling water technique Braden attempted last week was a bug feature in his graduation collection. All the designers come with their own bag of tricks. It’s all in how they deploy them.

    • alula_auburn

      Was there an explanation earlier in the season about Justin’s speech, btw? Since they went to the extent of subtitling him? (I’m just being nosy–I think there are plenty of people on tv harder to understand than he is.)

      • Cheryl

        Yes, he’s hearing impared. He has someone signing for him, also wears hearing aids.

        • alula_auburn

          Thank you! I don’t think I even noticed/processed it last episode (the first one I saw), and then he was being subtitled and I wondered.

      • bxbourgie

        He’s deaf. Not sure if he’s partially deaf or completely deaf but that’s what’s up with his speech.

        ETA: Cheryl! I forgot about the hearing aids… so partially…

        • In_Stitches

          I think he was completely deaf, but now has a cochlear implant?

          • MoHub

            Yes, he has a cochlear implant, so he now has partial hearing.

        • alula_auburn

          thanks!

      • M. H. Leader

        Yes. He’s deaf. He has cochlear implants and has a sign language interpreter. He’s the first deaf contestant on PR. He sometimes takes out his hearing aids too when the workroom gets all crazy-making.

      • BeccaGo

        I thought Sandro was harder to understand than Justin, but I didn’t really want to hear what he was saying anyway.

    • broke&fashionable

      Classy sportswear? Is that even a thing?

    • MilaXX

      Alexandria pants are not working. The model looks like that guy with the 500lb scrotum

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

      I like how my fellow commenters are all “DROP CROTCH PANTS FOR WORKING OUT? WHAT?”
      BKs, that’s like the best thing for harem pants. Yoga and belly dancing comfort. All the breeziness of a skirt without the possibility of exposing yourself.
      However, the styles I wear don’t look like the ones Bitchface Blondie made.

      • Courtney

        I think it largely depends on what kind of working out you’re planning to do.

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

          Sure, but that’s pretty much true of a lot of active-wear.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Since the brand is New Balance, I think most are thinking running, kick boxing, aerobic type of workout. I can see that they would be fine for yoga and belly dancing, but that doesn’t see to be the direction of the line, if that makes sense.

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

          New Balance makes yoga apparel.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Not trying to fight with you. :-) But their “field day” activities and the examples on the mannequins don’t point them that direction, and these designers can’t do anything without a map.I

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

              Truth.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Wait! Red Haired Girl said yoga. You win. :-)

      • MilaXX

        Yes but those went way beyond harem pants.

    • Bexxx

      Worrytown~~~ I WANT TO PUNCH YOU. YOU ARE AN ADULT.

    • Cheryl

      So much face-time for the little red-haired girl. Either that’s very good or very bad for her.

      • M. H. Leader

        Betcha bad. Seems to me she’s getting loser-edit big time.

      • Stubenville

        Either she’s getting the “redemption” edit or she’s going home.

    • alula_auburn

      LOL at all the shots of the accessory wall being sparkly high heels. Are we getting dressed for a Train video?

      • M. H. Leader

        What? You mean women DON’T wear sparkly platform heels to the gym? What kind of gym is that?

        • alula_auburn

          :whispers: sometimes FAT people even go to the gym! Without wearing make-up!

          • bxbourgie

            **raises hand**

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            NO!

          • Bexxx

            GASP

          • M. H. Leader

            O. M. G.
            Who knew????

          • Kristin McNamara

            Guilty as charged. (Of count 1, count 2, and count 3 that you mentioned.)

        • MoHub

          The last time PR had contestants design for Heidi’s sportswear line, they had to run track, and Heidi ran up beside them in 4-inch heels.

    • Courtney

      Well isn’t her model profoundly unhelpful?

    • Guest

      Tonks model needs to simmer down…

    • MilaXX

      It’s a competition for her too! She doesn’t want to go home because you can’t get it together.

      • Courtney

        I got the impression they’d been rotating the models around somehow, because I’ve seen Ya in outfits for several different designers.

        • MilaXX

          They have but we don’t know how they are rotating. I can’t blame her for being worried.

        • Lisa_Co

          Thank God Ya is back with Bradon. Poor Nastassia has to wear those drop crotch monstrosities.

          • MoHub

            Nastassia seems to be the victim this season. The poor girl doesn’t deserve this.

    • Stubenville

      I wonder if the models will wear sneakers or heels on the runway?

      • MilaXX

        The product placement sneakers of course.

    • Cheryl

      Did I blink and miss the Kate/Heidi/diamond moment?

    • M. H. Leader

      I don’t understand how you exercise with drop-crotch pants?

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

        Yoga? Dance? Aerobics?

        • M. H. Leader

          Yes, but how do you do any pose in which you have to separate your legs if they’re basically welded together to the knees? Seriously…how could you run in them? Or do anything requiring a split (or partial split)? You could stand around and look fugly, I guess, but other than that???

        • Kristin McNamara

          I maintain that for anyone who’s not skinny enough for their legs not to touch, those pants would be the WORST thing to do ANY kind of working out in. (And yes, I am one of those people whose legs touch. And most assuredly, I would not be caught dead working out in those pants…)

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

            preach.

      • Bexxx

        With some body glide and a prayer.

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

          I was thinking this is a go to look only for those who have thighs that don’t touch.

      • Targettaste

        Yeah, when the judges questioned that, she had the model demonstrate her flexibility and it was totally strained and awkward.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I agree Karen. Alexandria’s pants are fugly.

    • bxbourgie

      ANOTHER pair of poopy pants? That horse is dead and on the side of the road honey. Stop beating it.

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

      I might actually watch Witches of East End. I love me some witches. I still need to get on watching American Horror Story (still catching up with Orange is the New Black, first).

    • Bexxx

      Have they ALWAYS had American Top Gear?!?!!? Why did no one tell me???

      • Cele Deemer

        Because, perhaps, it is nowhere NEAR as entertaining as Jeremy, Richard & James!

        • Bexxx

          It is a literal impossibility for it to be half as terrific as the one on the BBC, AND with fewer appearances from Simon Pegg, but I’m definitely gonna watch it.

        • housefulofboys

          Agreed – it’s a boring, pale shadow of the original. I love me some jeremy, richard and james. I don’t think you could replace any one of them and still have a show, they work so well off each other.

          • MoHub

            It’s also a matter of the age and identity of the hosts. Jeremy, James, and Richard are basically older, middle-class journalist types who act like kids around cars. The guys on the US version really are kids. The US version needs dorky older guys to work as well as the UK original.

      • MilaXX

        Yes, this may be the 3rd season. It’s not as good as the original of course, but I like it. It comes on the History Channel for some reason. I want to put Tanner in my pocket and take him home.

      • MoHub

        Yes. And it sucks.

    • blondie65

      Are we ready?? The Duchess returns…and away we go!

    • M. H. Leader

      I’m trying to figure out why the Duchess comes back to judge activewear? Does that make any sense?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        No,but I don’t care.

      • Courtney

        My theory:
        A – an unfortunate case of timing

        or
        B – they expected a great deal of terribleness from this challenge and knew Kors would make the best of it.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Kate’s is good.

    • Stubenville

      Dear God, this is going to be a deadly dull defile. Even Kors wisecracks won’t be able to make it interesting.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        And obviously weird bias cut pants are a thing.

        • Stubenville

          Exaaaaacccctly.

    • In_Stitches

      Loving Bradon’s. Very fun in a Tron way.

      • Kristin McNamara

        TRON. Yes. That’s what that reminds me of.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Bradon’s is whatever.

    • Stubenville

      Bradon’s looks like Scuba gear to me.

    • Stubenville

      “Insane crotch.”

      • Cheryl

        Hip-Huggers Poopy Pants

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Screamed at the screen.

    • Pennymac

      Any bets on whether the Dutchess says that crotch is insane?

      • Stubenville

        That’s a sucker bet!

      • housefulofboys

        and I am looking forward to her being taken down a peg or three. She’s so smug.

      • MoHub

        There is no t in Duchess.

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

      Emo workout gear by After School Special

    • Stubenville

      Dom – Tron?

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I’m so over Alexandria. Drop-crotched pants can be cool, but she already did them and she didn’t need to do them again.

    • M. H. Leader

      a “pop of color” on the leggings when they’re solid black??? Huh?

      • Bexxx

        There was some lime green under the mesh, but it was hard to tell.

        • In_Stitches

          Less of a pop of color and more of a whisper?

          • Bexxx

            A careless whisper. (insert sax hook)

            • decormaven

              I’m never gonna dance again…

      • Kristin McNamara

        Looked reptilian.

    • Bexxx

      Not at ALL a dig on these girls’ beautiful bodies, but I feel like these looks would’ve looked better on some athletes.

      • Targettaste

        An athlete on the runway??? Horrors!!!

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Dom’s is not as good as Kate’s.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        The back of the top is not going to be cost efficient to manufacture.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Did Dom make a hat too? Nice!

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        sorry, that hat looks too much like the pizza delivery boy’s.

    • Stubenville

      Justin – meh.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Helen’s and Justin’s are my faves so far.

      • MilaXX

        Who wants to work out with their butt hanging out?

    • Stubenville

      Ken – mall clothes,

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I don’t care for Ken’s.

      • alyce1213

        I have what he designed in my laundry basket right now.

    • Bexxx

      Ken’s is the only one I would wear to the gym so far…which makes me feel weird.

    • Kristin McNamara

      Maybe Alexandria made those pants to accommodate long-distance runners who run for so long, they lose control of their bowels. (It happens.)

      • Bexxx

        Spat out my wine.

      • Munchkn

        I forget who it was, but when women finally could run in the Boston Marathon, one of the women elite runners not only got her period but also a bout of diarrhea during the race. She had blood and poo running down her legs. It looked worse than she felt so she kept running.

        • Kristin McNamara

          Oh totally. I may have been making a joke about it, but it’s a phenomenon that definitely happens. I know people who, in cross country, in HIGH SCHOOL, peed their pants during races. And that’s surely less intense than marathons :)

    • M. H. Leader

      Karen’s outfit looks poorly constructed

      • MoHub

        All Karen’s entries have been poorly constructed.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I love Jeremy’s use of complementary colors. The silhouette leaves a lot to be desired though.

    • In_Stitches

      What’s the point of a mesh jacket and why does everyone think those…adjustable cord straps are ‘sporty’? There’s no utility to them.

    • Courtney

      I like the idea of Karen’s pants.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I like Alexander’s a good bit. Karen’s wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

    • housefulofboys

      Alexander’s is very sleek and sharp and well-fitting.

    • MilaXX

      Kate – fine I’m not crazy about the jacket in the back
      Braden – Like -top
      Alexandra – ugly, bottom
      Helen -kinda goth looking, but cute, In
      Dom – Love – IN, hopefully top
      Justin – not bad, but the short are too reveling
      Ken – nice, In Love the top
      Jeremy – boring

      Karen – boring, and safe.
      Alexander – NICE top

    • Bexxx

      Drag brows is sick. I want to wear it and punch things in an athletic manner.

    • Stubenville

      Oh Red Haired Girl – it’s you or Insane Crotch going home.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Okay, all those outfits looked the same.

    • alula_auburn

      MK looked grumpy and offended. It’s not the worst show ever!

    • M. H. Leader

      I think red-haired girl is aufed. Her garments looked like a first-semester high school home ec project. Poorly made, and not particularly attractive or fitted to the model.

      • Pennymac

        Her pants were better than poopy pants, tho.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Helen would be my pick for the winner. Again…. *sigh*… Although the win going to Alexander or Kate won’t offend me.

      Alexandria for the auf for me. Although Ken or Karen going home won’t offend me.

    • Bexxx

      Project Runway? More like Project Yawnur, amirite????

      • Cheryl

        Brilliant.

      • Courtney

        You win the night.

      • Stubenville

        Project Ennui.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Bradon and Kate’s probably looked the most interesting, but otherwise they all looked pretty much like standard work out clothes you could buy at Target (which I guess is sorta the point, but makes for a dull challenge)

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        they could dump this active wear challenge anytime if you ask me. they didn’t, though.

    • MilaXX

      My bottom looks are Alexandria, Justin & Karen.
      Top 3 Dom, Alexander and Braden
      Winner I would give to Alexander. Looks like Alexander maybe finding his grove.

      • In_Stitches

        I’m not sure if TLo said it or not, so if I’m just reiterating what they’ve already said, apologies, but he strikes me as a fully resurrected Kayne-bow. The dreaded taste issue will come for him by the final 5.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Slightly dropped crotches kind of annoy me. What Alexandria is doing — without any regard to whether or not it’s comfortable — has got to be the least attractive pants silhouette that I’ve ever seen. On the practicality range, all I can think about is the rash that would be on the inside of the legs after a while of working out. Definitely should be an auf for that.

      Ken — functional but boring.

      Helen — okay.

      Others… I honestly do not remember.

      Really, what else is there to say about the sweatpants challenge?

    • blondie65

      Disappointed Dom is safe…liked hers a lot. Also liked Drag Brow’s very much. Did not hate Red Hair Girl’s as much as I thought…actually kind of liked her pants. Ken…all I remember is he blamed his model that she wasn’t walking like she liked it or something…always someone else’s fault. Really did not like/get the dropped crotch pants but I never do even when it is fashion. That said, I do run everyday, so I really don’t get that in active wear at all. I do like Kate’s jacket.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        was it ken’s model that they asked how she felt in the outfit? or was that poopy pants? whoever it was, the model totally dumped on the outfit.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I like Heidi’s hair.

    • Stubenville

      The Coronation of Kate. Oh please.

    • MilaXX

      Come on Nina you know darn well you wouldn’t wear that outside of the gym

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I don’t think Nina appears outside of the gym in gym clothes.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        and why would she wear it on the plane? was that a joke?

        • MilaXX

          Makes no sense.

    • guest2visits

      Thinking of best all around useful outfits, and appealing too – I would list Kate, Alexander and Karen’s. Bradon’s was very nice too.

    • housefulofboys

      I really like Kate’s jacket, as a zaftig woman I would probably buy that.

      • Cheryl

        I’m afraid it would make me look pregnant.

        • MilaXX

          yup, like a tent

    • Bexxx

      Alexander’s color blocking is good because if the grey went the whole way, crotch sweat galore.

    • MilaXX

      Really? I like his look much better than Kate’s

    • Courtney

      If Alexander is one of the top, I wonder what they thought of the people in the uncommented middle.

    • otterbird

      That zipper on the back of Kate’s would make me bananas if I tried to work out in it. I’m just imagining it whap whap whapping against my spine.

      • Bexxx

        Yeah I had the same thought. Nope. Nope nope nope

      • blondie65

        Oh…you are right…I liked the look but you are right…not a jacket I could run in.

        • Kristin McNamara

          But a jacket you could wear TO the gym! But then stick it in a locker once you get there. (Though I suppose that’s not the point.)

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            you could wear it out of the gym unzipped when you’re all sweaty, and then zip it up when you get cold!

      • Munchkn

        I had a little blue sweater that my girls used to wear as toddlers. It zipped up the back including the hood. A back zipper made sense on toddlers who had mom to dress them. Grown-up women, not so much.

    • Cele Deemer

      Did he just say camel toe???? ewwww

    • MilaXX

      I would actually workout in Ken’s look.

      • Bexxx

        Yep. This criticism is ridiculous. Every girl at my gym looks like that.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I think that was the point of the criticism. That everyone is already wearing it.

          • Bexxx

            STILL though- that totally makes sense. But that’s the problem with a sportswear challenge. It doesn’t need to be- and shouldn’t be- cutting edge, unless it’s new wicking technology.

    • Guest

      Project? They aren’t kindergarteners.

    • Courtney

      Nina looks like she smells something bad.

    • Pennymac

      oh, Michael’s face.

    • M. H. Leader

      Kate’s getting great feedback. So is Alexander. Ken’s does look like a scuba suit. Nina’s face says it all about her response to Alexandra’s drop-crotch pants.

    • Stubenville

      Nina’s look made me roar with laughter.

      • Courtney

        I started snickering here on the couch. My husband thinks I’ve gone nuts.

    • alula_auburn

      lol at that wimpy stretch the poor model did

      • In_Stitches

        She dropped the ball there and she dropped it for Sustainacorn.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      The look on Nina’s face while Alexandria was talking: priceless.

      • Stubenville

        Deserving of Ninacaps!

    • Bexxx

      was that supposed to be a squat…..? good god.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        you notice she kept her knees together. i would have insisted on splits if i was there.

    • alula_auburn

      hee hee she ran into a bear and shit herself in the woods

      and now Nina’s squeaking!

    • Bexxx

      There’s such wonderful redemption to them pointing out that those pants are goddamn ridiculous.

    • Bexxx

      POOPY PANTS PLEASURE ME POCKETS

    • Stubenville

      “Pleasure me” pockets.

    • M. H. Leader

      Actually looks like the pants are backwards, they’re so bulky in the front.

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

      “pleasure me pockets” im dead.

    • BeccaGo

      NINA’S LOSING IT AGAIN!!

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Of course Heidi likes the poopy pants.

    • Bexxx

      YES. this is everything i wanted. a kiki about poopy pants with the duchess and zac

    • M. H. Leader

      Poopy Pleasure Me Pants…priceless

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      That poor model!

    • In_Stitches

      Kors has been gone long enough that I forgot how mean he could be. After something like that, I’d be bristling, ready to tear into him.

      • Courtney

        Alexandria looked like she wanted to. Definitely not her usual smug satisfaction.

    • blondie65

      “pleasure me pockets”. Wine all OVER the computer. This is why we miss/need The Duchess!!!!!

      • Stubenville

        [hands you a Kleenex]

    • Judy_J

      This episode makes me realize how much I miss Michael Kors.

    • M. H. Leader

      Helen may win it again…

    • Cele Deemer

      I would wear Helen’s jacket. It IS versatile!

    • Cheryl

      Not this woman in her 60s. Are they kidding? It’s blah.

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

      I think Helen has it.

    • otterbird

      Listen, MK, she may be on to something with “clothes that ensure you won’t get harassed at the gym.” (see “baggy sweats,” earlier in episode)

    • Bexxx

      I love drinking with you guys.

    • M. H. Leader

      I suspect it’s either poopy-pants or Karen’s that’s going home.

      • Kristin McNamara

        No way is poopy pants going home. They’ve liked too much of her past stuff. Drew Barryless is gone.

        • Courtney

          Plus Heidi likes her outfit.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        It’ll be Karen. Heidi likes Alexandria’s.

    • In_Stitches

      I just don’t get Helen’s. I’d never trust a ‘kangaroo pocket’ to hold anything important and it’s just adding bulk to the middle, so they grate for me. Plus I just don’t understand the purpose of a mesh jacket. It’s not a warmth thing. I guess maybe it’s just additional wearable pockets?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I don’t really get the whole idea of the jacket for the gym. And who wants to run with a jacket flapping in the wind. But I am unfashionable and just wear my regular jacket or a hoodie.

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

      “A fat chick getting a cookie.”

      • alyce1213

        How does he get away with it?

        Have you seen this?
        http://www.papermag.com/2013/05/_someone_who_is_a.php

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

          NO! Thank you. That was super special : )

        • CPK1

          Thank you for this. I cried with laughter. He is ridic but I miss him

          • alyce1213

            It’s become my go-to when I need a laugh. Works every time.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      After all of the insults, there is still no way they’re sending Alexandria home, is there? The only thing I don’t know is whether Alexander is in the top or the bottom. One More Time and Afterschool Special are clearly top 2. And Poopy Pants and Who? are clearly bottom two. Oh, and Coco must be third from the bottom. So I guess that means Drag Brows is third from the top. I am so confused, since they were pretty snotty to himr, too. I would totally wear Karen’s, btw. I guess that means I’m a fat girl on my way to a cookie…

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Would you grab me one, too?

      • Targettaste

        Off topic, but I just noticed your name and immediately got the Dobie Gillis reference. Any backstory to using that, or are you just a fan?

        • ThaliaMenninger

          I don’t remember why I came up with that name. I think I was choosing while reading a Mad Men post, and I was trying to think of iconic and fashionable characters from that period, and Tuesday Weld as Thalia Menninger came to mind. D’oh! I should’ve chosen Gregg Adams or Jo Stockton, shouldn’t I? But Thalia is certainly a better name than Gregg or Jo. Now that I look at those names, I think I should write a thesis on why the most fashionable female movie characters of the late 50s were given male names.

    • In_Stitches

      Best fashion on today’s show? Nina’s outfit. That top is bad ass.

      • 3boysful

        While Heidi was wearing a side-boob apron. Where’s Judging the Judges when we need it? Oh, yes, the poor uncles are at Fashion Week.

    • Bexxx

      Nina and the Duchess making faces at each other. I missed it so much.

    • MilaXX

      If the drop crotch wasn’t their Alexandria’s look might not be that bad.

      • ThaliaMenninger

        Except they were making jokes about the shredded top, too.

      • Stubenville

        But cha are, Blanche. But cha are.

    • Munchkn

      I hate to tell those stupid judges but lots of women with larger breast do wear two bras for extra support when they work out.

      • Kristin McNamara

        <— this girl.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        They’re right about the crazy number of straps that Ken had, though.

      • FifiDubois

        I have to wear three!

    • Bexxx

      I always match my nail polish to my gym clothes.

      • Bexxx

        …to be honest, if I had the time, I totally would.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I hate Ken, but as a *ahem* wider lady myself, I do like looooong tops like in his design. And I have never actually been able to find one that’s that long, for me to work out in. Would kill for one that’s so long it doesn’t ride up.

      • M. H. Leader

        But his is so tight that a “wider” lady would look terrible in his.

        • EveEve

          zactly. every bulge is gonna show in that thing. hell, every bulge was showing on the model, and she doesn’t even have any!

        • Kristin McNamara

          True, but to be completely honest, I *almost* don’t care what I look like when I work out (within reason–I mean, I’m not brave enough to work out in just a bra or anything, but still…) it’s all a preface to getting red and sweaty anyway. Why would I care if you can *also* see my belly rolls through my top for the hour I’m red and sweaty?

          • MilaXX

            yep, no makeup and I swear I redefine messy ponytail.

        • MilaXX

          I prefer a form fitting top. They don’t ride up as much

      • MilaXX

        I like it too. It has ride up room so I’m not showing butt crack when I do a move in Pilates class

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      l love that Kors isn’t getting out of his seat to look at the clothes close up

    • MilaXX

      Still don’t like Kate’s jacket. One washing and that thing is stretched out of shape.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      I love Kate’s outfit. I would buy that jacket.

    • Bexxx

      The model just made the best “Zac Posen is touching me!!!!” face.

    • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

      Tim: Yadda, yadda, yadda
      Zac: Me, as well.
      Tim: Yackety-smackety
      Zac: Me, as well.

      ZAC! In common American English, it’s: “Me, too.” Better to say, “moi aussi,” than “me, as well.”

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i wish zac would say “moi aussi”. it would fit in so well with the rest of his act.

    • M. H. Leader

      Don’t think they’ll dump Ken, but Karen is probably gone. And I’d guess that Kate will win because Helen won last time didn’t she? I know they do back-to-back winners, but in this case, they seem to have close to equal positive scores.

      • MilaXX

        Honestly hers was the worst one up there.

        • M. H. Leader

          Yeah. If only because of poor quality construction and sewing.

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

      Kors clearly has some disdain for those of us who don’t consider super tight clothing as our first and only option.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      It occurs to me that our next drinking game could be built around Yoplait’s cow.

      • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

        moo!

      • bxbourgie

        I want to meet the cow that made this… ugh!

        • http://communionoflight.com/ Frank Butterfield

          That line is probably one of my favorites ever in any commercial. But, then again, when I go to Vermont, I always feel like every piece of bacon is from a pig I once met.

          • broke&fashionable

            I feel secret shame for loving that line.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I mute that commercial all 13 times it comes on between 9 and 10:30pm on Thursdays.

      • Stubenville

        Maybe we should barbecue Yoplait’s cow!

        • EveEve

          I think Alexandria’s droopy pants would have looked great on the Yoplait cow. That would have made a great design product tie in/mash up…active wear for Yoplait cow… OK I will stop drinking now…

        • amanda lynn

          I wanna barbeque the cow that made this…

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        We’d probably die from alcohol poisoning.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I thought the fat jokes from the judges were kind of tasteless. :/

      • In_Stitches

        The joke works without saying she’s fat. The girl who wears exercise gear outside, but is doing it just to pick up a cookie is a funny joke. No need to make it a fat joke.

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

          A cookie and a cruise ship buffet. There were two implications that comfy, baggy clothes are only worn for eating.

          • ThaliaMenninger

            By fat people.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Well, to be fair, in their worlds, we’re the only people who actually eat.

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            and kors looks like he ought to know.

        • Stephanie Huettner

          Kors did say “the fat chick eating a cookie.” He made it a fat joke, not Slade or anyone else here. It’s extra annoying coming from a guy who isn’t exactly svelte.

          • In_Stitches

            That’s what I was trying to say. He took what could have been a funny joke and made it offensive.

            • Stephanie Huettner

              I got ya. I thought you were saying that people here were just interpreting it as a fat joke. Well, we’re all on the same page, then.

      • Bexxx

        Fat people don’t work out, don’t you know?

    • Stubenville

      Cool! That was unexpected, I thought it was going to kate.

    • GTrain

      I think Kate was robbed.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Awesome-sauce! Et tu, Dom?

      • EveEve

        She may have been saying it mockingly?

    • Stubenville

      Saw that coming for 45 minutes.

    • broke&fashionable

      Dom cringed at that hug. Don’t blame her — she’s been robbed more than a few times.

    • Cheryl

      Awww, I feel bad for her. I wish she had gone ahead with the sports bra, even if Heidi didn’t like it. It would have been much more interesting than what she put out there.

      • guest2visits

        Yes – it’s like Heidi walked directly over to her table and said, ‘you are already out gurl, but go ahead and amuse us with whatever you can whip up in 2 hours. It will entertain us!’

    • BuffaloBarbara

      How is it possible that they don’t understand a challenge on PR, where the challenges are always so clear and unambiguous? [/sarcasm]

      • In_Stitches

        Yeah, if they all got it wrong, it’s pretty clear where the miscommunication started from.

    • Sarah

      Did she just say “that’s not the way the cookie crumbles?” Because it IS, yo.

    • Harvard Bridges

      The promo for next week – WTFFFF

      And yeah. Bye bye, cannon fodder.

    • Kristin McNamara

      My guess for next week = real woman challenge.

      • Sarah

        I’m sayin’ – Tim told a journalist he thought it was wrong how designers ignore the plus size market about a week ago. I thought “how nice” until I realized that there was a good chance that signified a “real woman” challenge coming up.

        • MilaXX

          I read that article on Huff Po and rolled my eyes. I want to see Tim checking designers in the work room when they act like designing for anyone over a size 2 isn’t a crime against humanity.

          • mmebam

            I would like a plus size season.

            • MilaXX

              I don’t trust this show to do a plus size season in any responsible way.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I was thinking that, too. It always causes universal trauma.

      • housefulofboys

        I’m already offended by Alexandria saying she “doesn’t usually design for people like that…”

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          And what if..if…they’re OVER 40?!

    • housefulofboys

      I saw just enough of Supermarket Superstar to note that it’s sponsored by A&P grocery stores. Between this and Belk sponsoring Project Runway, i feel like I’m back in the 1960′s in the North Carolina sticks!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Damn. We were hoping you wouldn’t figure it out so soon.

      • Munchkn

        I’m glad there are still A&Ps still around. The Eight O’Clock coffee mill always smelled heavenly and Cheeri-Aid, their store brand of Kool-Aid, was at least as good as the real thing and had great flavors, too, like peach.

        Yeah, I know that I can buy Eight O’Clock coffee at my regular store, but it’s not quite the same experience.

        • decormaven

          Don’t forget Spanish Bar Cake!

        • housefulofboys

          Eight O’Clock was the only coffee in our house growing up, in the stove-top percolator! I hardly ever see A&P any more but I’m glad it’s still going.

    • bertkeeter

      That little cretin needs to go back down south and learn some manners!

      • SouthernGirlRena

        Hey – what have we ever done to you do deserve that?!

        Signed, everyone down south.

    • 3boysful

      So Ken lives to cuss another day . . . .

    • queenceleste

      I want the winning jacket and I want it now, so out of my Garcia.
      Also, has anyone seen Earth Girls Are Easy? Because the auf’ed contestant was EXACTLY like the Julie Brown character. I’m going to miss her darling little sneer.

    • guest2visits

      I thought it was Kate for the win: attractive and practical, easy to wear (not loud or over designed, forgiving & cool looking jacket). I also liked Alexander’s pattern, colors, and the way he added an extra twist of design in the jacket. I don’t care about the glitch they found in the shoulder…a little more time – it’s not like he doesn’t know how to construct well. This is one of the things I don’t like about the Closer Look clutch.
      Karen’s looser silhouette seemed to offend everyone; yet that was exactly what Nina loved about Helen’s thigh and butt covering jacket. I’ve seen many a coed in a variation of Karen’s top and pant, and I know this shirt is selling now in a dozen colors in our large, local sporting goods chain. Granted, her’s was last minute, and poorly constructed, but please – just cuz it’s not a yoga pant or the form hugging leggings – doesn’t mean it came from Satan’s Sewing Machine. It’s a practical workout silhouette. It’s not for Nina to wear on the plane.
      I liked Bradon’s – but if I recall… it was more yoga than anything else, to me. I’m afraid I wasn’t crazy about Helen’s. First, this jacket with the hanky point corners has been around for awhile and I don’t know if it’s been that great of a seller. These were extra long ends and I can see them wedging between the legs when running, or catching in the car door, or just a bother. Not sure if it’s a design that flatters if not a model-body either. And I wasn’t sold on the netting style fabric. The top was nothing but I did love her color choice and pattern for the leggings. I would have put her as safe.
      I had listed Alexandria’s, and Ken’s outfits for the bottom. Alexandria’s jacket was fine, but the ridiculous pant was more than auf-worthy. Just not even a question because it wouldn’t sell and it actually limits movement. Not attractive in the least. As for Ken’s; I can’t see why anyone would want all the excessive straps between their shoulder blades when working out, and the back of his top looked like it was going to roll up on his model-size model, and she was just standing. Not really practical or flattering. A long top is a nice variation, but his was not the best fabric choice for it.

      • SewingSiren

        I thought it was ridiculous that the judges focused on that little (unnoticeable ) glitch on Alexander’s jacket. Obviously that sort of thing would be corrected in production. On a sample that took 12 from concept to runway it’s completely acceptable.

    • MzzPants

      All hail The Braying Tangerine! Long may she reign!

    • supri_supri

      This fat chick with a cookie would like to Miss-Piggy-karate-chop a certain orange faced Duchess. I know I shouldn’t take it so personally, considering the source and all, but HOW DARE HE. Guess I will continue to avoid his fugly plus size line as usual.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i’d say from looking at him that he’s no stranger to the cookies himself. perhaps he speaks from experience.

    • mmebam

      Am I the only one who doesn’t see the appeal in Helen’s jacket?

      • amanda lynn

        oh, no.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        When they said the cost of production would be low – something I have no ability to evaluate myself – I knew it was gonna be the winner.

      • Laylalola

        I really half expected Nina to tear her apart for making a dull, black literal CYA garment for this competition.

    • Denise Plank

      I want a cookie.

    • sisterb67

      What is with the designers and judges repeatedly saying “RAZOR back” instead of “RACER back” this season? It’s like listening to the Food Network talent saying “chipole-te” and “marsca-pown”… OY.

      • Stubenville

        May I add Zac’s “shom-bree” pronunciation of chambray?

        • Laylalola

          Wait, that’s not how chambray is pronounced?

          • alyce1213

            Sham-bray (Americanized) vs shom-bray (Frenchy pronunciation) . . . depends on how you first heard it, learned it, where you’re from.

        • sisterb67

          Oh my lord, YES. Where on earth does he manage to get “bree” from “bray”? Does he also “pree” in temple, and get food delivered on a room service “tree” at hotels?

      • alyce1213

        And “car-mel” and “vinegarette.”

    • bingo

      oh my–that poor model again (Alexandria’s, formerly with sustainicorn and others)–she always gets the crappiest designs put on her. finally, she enjoyed the levity when the Dutchess went for it (“pleasure me pockets”) and started chuckling. it must have been a hilarious moment as Zac Posen was fanning himself as though he had the vapors.

    • SewingSiren

      Of the top three I thought Alexander should have won. His looked extremely polished. I can’t believe how many designers were amazed at no sideseam though, that’s standard on a legging.
      I also liked Bradon’s I was surprised it wasn’t in the top three, that Ya is the best.
      of the bottom three Ken’s was one of the better looks , I would have put purple pants in the bottom instead.
      Alexandira got too much grief over the drop crotch. Especially since they loved it about a week ago. You certainly could exercise in it. Too fashiony in my opinion. but still.
      Obviously I agree with the auf. Karen has been on borrowed time since episode #2. This was one of her better looks actually.

      • Eric Stott

        Often it seems that a bad designer will go out after having done something better than usual- like Miranda last week.

      • 3boysful

        The main problem with Karen’s, to me, was lack of design. I would hate to pay Heidi/New Balance prices for what I could probably find at Walmart for $5.97.

        Agree with you on the sideseam thing–all my workout pants (that’s a lot!) have only an inseam.

    • Clydette Wantland

      Hmm, my view stops after the picture of heidi and Kate. The site says:

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      • aahlife

        I have the same message.