T LOunge

Posted on October 10, 2013

It’s a rainy, miserable day outside the windows of stately T Lo Manor. And the front page of the site looks like a fuckyeahcelebrityfuneral tumblr because almost everyone’s in black. What’s up with all the mopiness, universe? This is not what we ordered.

Color, please. And step on it.


The Hollywood Arms in Chelsea, London

That’ll do nicely. As will a drink. And one of those lovely pillows to sit on because it’s been a long day.

 

 

Tonight: Tim pretends to drive a car and at least one person’s dreams will be dashed upon the rocks of life. Discuss the possible outcomes.

 

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

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  • Danielle

    Didn’t anyone tell Zach that tonight they were supposed to wear their leather pants?

    • JDreesen

      looks like he got the Scooby Doo Gang memo instead.

      • jeneria

        I was thinking Ron Burgandy. It looks he’s wearing a burgundy pantsuit.

        • madscntst

          Worse – he looks like he’s wearing a velour burgundy pantsuit.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            And Zach is the one who, in the teaser clip, is saying “That looks contrived”…..

        • OrigamiRose

          I’m going to punch you in the ovaries!

          • dharmabum8

            You’re a smelly pirate hooker!

          • OrigamiRose

            Why don’t you go back to your home on Whore Island???

    • formerlyAnon

      Try as he might, he’s not yet invited to sit at the table with the cool kids. [Though Nina's been considering ousting Heidi for a while now, he may get a shot.]

      • AlisonS

        I’m pretty sure Nina already outsted Heidi when she tried to lure the pretty boy into the club. Nina has no need with pretty boys who aren’t her playthings.

        • tallgirl1204

          Didn’t Nina wear that tshirt in a previous season?

    • megohd

      HE HAS CAMELTOE!

  • Qitkat

    Ooh what an elegant, feminine (sorry guys) Lounge! Beautiful.
    Is Alexandria inspired by those weaving kits for pot holders?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Remember Seth Aaron’s trampoline? Good times.

      • Aidan B

        That is still one of my favorite show moments of ANY season.

      • Angela Langdale

        I remember all the way back to “turtle poop”! Gah!

        • http://www.katymcdermott.com KatyMightHave

          It makes me smile just to think of it…

        • Qitkat

          Ahh, Laura! I wonder how she is doing. Rough times for her a couple of years ago. Life is probably really full for her and her boys.

          • wontons

            I wondered what you meant, so I just looked it up. I’m so sorry to hear that her husband died.

          • Sarah

            Oh I didn’t know that either. She was one of my favorites. Too bad.

          • Munchkn

            You’re not the only BK that didn’t know. It’s never easy to lose someone like that and having young children doesn’t make it any easier. I hope she and the kids are healing OK.

    • Imasewsure

      Let’s hold out hope for Afterschool Special’s parents… probably won’t be there since the are “artists” of some sort but ideally they are also self-important and pretentious….bet everyone else is supportive, nice, well-adjusted.. blah blah blah

      • Qitkat

        I had to explain to Mr Qitkat last week why she is nicknamed that. He didn’t know what I was talking about! We will probably be disappointed in them, but we can hope. It’s funny, many artists I’ve met are rather regular people in most respects.

      • JMWilder

        I have a sneaky suspicion they will be shockingly warm and normal.

    • formerlyAnon

      I hope not for crazy, but for the super-nice kind that are determined to “include that nice Tim Gunn.” Didn’t Carole Hannah’s mom have him baking during her home visit? Someone’s did, I think. That was up there with the trampoline, IMO.

      • Qitkat

        I’ve watched all these seasons too, and don’t seem to have the recall so many of you do. Don’t know whether that’s good or bad. Haha. But it is always sweet to see how they usually treat “that nice Tim Gunn.” I would be thrilled myself.

        • Sarah

          Yeah me either. I have terrible recall for the details of this stuff. I remember the outfits, but not necessarily who made them, or the visit, but not whose house it was. That kind of thing. My fiance always complains about his short-term memory being terrible, but he can give you the plot of every TV show he’s ever seen IN HIS LIFE. It is astonishing.

        • formerlyAnon

          The trick is, you only post about/respond to the stuff you remember. The rest (the VAST majority in my case) you remain silent upon.

          • Munchkn

            I remember a lot of home visits from the early seasons when the designers were more memorable. It may help, though, that I’ve seen reruns of those seasons though.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Am wracking my brain to remember Carole Hannah. That name is so familiar…

        Edited: OK, now I’ve got her. She’s the one who was so sick at Fashion Week. Poor thing.

        • Munchkn

          Carol Hannah Wakefield was originally from Anderson, SC and worked in Charleston. (I think Gordana did as well.) We were rooting for them as the local girls.

          • UsedtobeEP

            Yes, I liked her a lot. And felt terrible that she had the throw-ups. What a mess.

        • Imasewsure

          I don’t remember her either although I really liked Gordana… oh well

    • SouthernGirlRena

      I LOVED my pot holder kit when I was little. I got one for Christmas when I was maybe 8 or 9 and I made one for everyone in my family. Thanks for the memory :)

  • Erin Schubert Needham

    What’s with Zac’s Ron Burgundy suit?

    • Imasewsure

      Apparently Mr Burgundy is on trend… who knew?

      • Sarah

        Mr. Burgundy is coming out with a SEQUEL. Which is highly anticipated in my world. I am cohabitating with Will Ferrell’s biggest fan.

    • Denise Alden

      God help me, I LOVE Ron Burgundy!

    • Qitkat

      Proving that I’m not hip at all, I had to Google Ron Burgundy. The images gave me all I needed to know.

      • formerlyAnon

        It’s a movie worth watching. A stupid movie full of stupid movie laughs. I would not advocate anyone doing anything unhealthy, (no, not me) but recreational substances which lower one’s functional IQ go well with this movie.

        • Qitkat

          I know people love Will Farrell but I feel my IQ lowering just seeing an ad for any of his movies. My sons probably love him.

          • formerlyAnon

            See, I feel that way about Jim Carrey. Except there’s more revulsion and deep, deep irritation mixed in. Despite the fact that I acknowledge that I’ve seen him being quite a good actor when he’s not eyeballs deep in his annoying schtick.

            And yes, most men seem to like Farrell’s humor. It’s broad. I find it appealing because it is rarely mean-spirited, which so much movie humor seems to be these days.

          • conniemd

            I cannot stand watch movies by either Carrey or Farrell. The only Will Farrell movie I ever watched was “Elf” as I’m a sucker for schmaltzy Christmas movies. The only Carrey movie I’ve ever watched was “Liar, Liar” as my husband and daughter are attorneys and I work for attorneys and I’ve always said attorneys are all natural born liars.

          • Carrps

            You gotta see “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” So good, and I avoided it for years, because I hate Jim Carrey. Hated him when I saw him in person, too.

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

            Have you seen Stranger Than Fiction?
            Sooooo good. Not his usual role and one of the reasons I defend Maggie Gylenhaal to the ground.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I have, and I quite liked it. “I brought you flours!”

          • Qitkat

            Not familiar, but if Maggie is in it, I will have to look for it.

        • JulieTy

          I completely agree about Will Farrell AND Jim Carrey. And yet both have made movies that are in my list of all-time faves. For Will Farrell, NOBODY should miss “Stranger Than Fiction,” which is NOT a broad comedy. It also stars Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Touching, brilliant, perfect.
          For Jim Carrey, I LOVE “The Truman Show” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” He plays against type in both, and is terrific.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Have you seen the movie “Everything Must Go” with Will Ferrell? it’s quite a lovely, lowkey film in which he’s really good.
            Also a big fan of “The Truman Show”!

          • demidaemon

            Has anyone seen I Love You, Phillip Morris? I’ve always been interested int hat movie but wanted a review before I made up my mind to watch it.

          • Pril Wood

            yes, worth watching

    • demidaemon

      Hey, at least he’s wearing a color, unlike some people featured on this site.

  • MilaXX

    I would love to be in that lounge right about now. I can’t even begin to guess what crack pipe the judges will be smoking this week. My gut tells me they are leaning towards a 4 person finale, but honestly I’m not even 100% sure on that.All I know for sure is some hot cider wold go great with this chilly, rainy weather.

    • Qitkat

      Hang on. I’ll go heat some up for you:)

      • MilaXX

        thank you!

    • manina

      Yep! Miss Klum had the last word on that.

    • conniemd

      I watched tonight on DVR as usual, my daughter being a huge “Gray’s Anatomy” fan. I drank Marshmallow Vodka with hot chocolate and marshmallows, the perfect drink for PR and chilly rainy weather.

  • oyeyemi808

    Is anyone else wanting this season to over? anyways go Dom!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Other than the Lounge being the highlight of my week, YES!

      • oyeyemi808

        I’m still relatively new here, but you guys make my day!!! Bartender Bombay sapphire neat pkease.

    • MilaXX

      yes! and I really wish they would give us at least one week’s break before the All Stars season.

  • hughman

    Bradon’s Twee Factor is just off the charts. He should just give it all up and become Queen of the Leprechauns now. Even in the pics here with his sort-of Hipster Slump and his apparently total confusion over a box of tools (Da Fuk is this? Da Fuk is THAT?) is so “I Feel Love” as to be diabetic. I’m glad he’s found a husband cause I know if I was ever dating him, I’d just want to constantly slap a backbone into him.

    • formerlyAnon

      Proving there’s a lid for every pot, no?

      But hughman, don’t be too hard on the young sprig. You do seem as though you’d be a lot to live up to. (The irresistible honeypot upon which so many of MY dysfunctional relationships have been founded.)

      • hughman

        He (ALLEGEDLY) danced with Mark Morris for gawd’s sake! And MM is one big piece of work for sure.

        • formerlyAnon

          You crack me up, and that “(ALLEGEDLY) danced with” even more so than you could ever guess. Many years ago, in a bar in Deep Ellum in Dallas, I sat, utterly gobsmacked, as my boyfriend’s housemate told a tableful of people how he’d briefly danced with Pilobolus. (To be fair, he looked the part.) None of us outed him, not wanting to cock-block, but sweet Jesus the ensuing ridicule!
          ETA: I belatedly realize that there are four, or maybe 5 people in the country who now know exactly who “formerlyAnon” is. If any of you see this, hi guys! Get in touch!

          • hughman

            Don’t get me wrong, I like Mark Morris’ dance troop and I’ve seen them perform twice. But they’re pretty granola and just a weensy bit foppish. (Hmmm… maybe he DID dance with MM now that I think about it.)

          • formerlyAnon

            Heh. You make a point.

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

            What does formerlyAnon mean? I’ve never really thought about it, before now, but I must know.
            I love knowing how people put together their profile pieces, avatars, etc. They show so much personality.

          • hughman

            She’s one of those people that fell into a sudden coma and woke up not knowing who she was and speaking Swedish for a year. Then one day she hit her head on a sale rack at Mervyns and VOILA! She remembered all!

          • Sarah

            I just read Rip Van Winkle for a lit class today, so this works for me.

          • formerlyAnon

            If I ever get offered a contract for my autobiography, will you ghostwrite? I feel that your version of my life would be the best legacy I could ever leave to my [entirely theoretical so far, thank god] grandchildren. Barring trust funds, of course, but that’s not happening.

            (don’t worry. no need to block time out of your schedule any time soon.)

          • formerlyAnon

            Oh, it’s such a dull reason. I suggest hughman’s instead. But for accuracy: for a brief while I posted without creating a screen name. If I recall correctly, guest posts posted as from Anonymous. Hence, once I created an identity it was formerlyAnon. There is also a similarity to between it and my wordpress name. (I try not to be easily trackable across social media platforms, on principle, though I DO realize how futile my feeble efforts are, but then I have to balance that against having & remembering different identifiers on tumblr, facebook, disqus, twitter, etc. etc.)

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

            Luckily I am only two people in the world of social media. Actual me for facebook and Annabelle Archer for blogging, comment based platforms of fun like here, etc. Now, all the voices in head complain about not having their own avatars, but we tell them to shut up. :)

          • formerlyAnon

            It’s interesting how different people manage social media. I am actual me on FB, but the friends list is strictly limited & everything is very present tense. Actual me on twitter, but skewed to be suitable for professional acquaintances. Nothing directly personal at all on certain other platforms, they’re more dedicated to curating stuff I want access to now or later, or to certain aspects of my own work. I tell far more about myself & my past& my opinions on this blog than anywhere else on line. This blog is relaxation & therapy.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            We love you, too.

          • formerlyAnon

            XO

          • conniemd

            You’re right it is interesting. I am mostly my name on facebook and blogs like this. My other identity was a fan name for my favorite baseball player, created back in 2000, which I used on sports forums and Twitter, because that was my known identity as I’m a huge sports fan. They mostly don’t intersect.

          • demidaemon

            I applaud you ability to do that. I am way too lazy to come up with more than two screen names.

          • formerlyAnon

            I started out doing privacy research (ditched that) so I once had really good habits online. What I can’t seem to do to save my life is to manage multiple dedicated email addresses, anonymized or not.

  • Aidan B

    I really don’t want to watch Dom get robbed again tonight.

    • demidaemon

      Don’t worry. She was not competing!

      • Aidan B

        Whew, I had forgotten! I guess I meant that I really don’t want to watch her get robbed next week.

  • oyeyemi808

    Is Zach related to the Marx brothers?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I think our little Posen would have to be just a tad wittier to be related to my beloved Marxists!

  • Denise Alden

    Love that bar! But I’m steeling myself to watch the A’s/Tigers game. Dammit, Oakland, I’m counting on you to defy the odds! Go A’s!

    • ChrisP

      With all due respect, GO GET ‘EM TIGERS!!

    • Tigrrl

      I just have to love the A’s, crossing my fingers for the kid Sonny!

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

    What a long ass, not even over yet, week. I’m home from work, stressed from traffic, starting dinner, helping with homework, and making sure folks wash all their parts in the shower. Someone get a very strong drink on standby, I’ll see y’all at 9.

    • Qitkat

      I assume you must have boys, re the *wash all their parts*. I feel you, sister, been there, done that!

      • Coolekat

        Ditto that

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

        Two of each. Oddly, the boys are much less maintenance. The younger of the two already has a thing about smelling nice for the ladies, learned from his teen brother. It’s my littlest miss who needs the supervision, lest she use my expensive shampoo on her Barbies, and my sugar scrub on the walls. Only to step out of the shower hair dry and body unwashed.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          It’s all about priorities, Annabelle.

          • formerlyAnon

            Seize upon this urge to clean Other Things and nurture it before it fades away!!

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

            Oh, they (the younger two, that I brought into this world) most certainly got The Gene. I was raised in freakishly clean house (Think Sleeping with the Enemy, minus the beatings.) My son started vacuuming his own room when he was three and my daughter is sitting beside me now, sorting and resorting her flash cards.

          • UsedtobeEP

            Those children might wither away in my house.

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

            snort. indeed.

        • Qitkat

          Snort! I missed out on having girls (3 boys). I know everyone says they are harder but I would have loved to have had one. Holding out faint hope for a granddaughter some day, so far 3 grandsons.

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

            I am grateful for the divide. I feel like if I had all boys no one would understand my special crazy. I think to have all of one or the other is much harder.

          • Sarah

            My sister has all boys and a male dog, too. She often laments her estrogen minority. I can feel her desperation when we visit – it’s all nails and clothes and hairdos, which she never gets time for at home.

          • Munchkn

            Around here, we had all girls and most of our critters are girls, too. My husband has felt very outnumbered.

          • conniemd

            Ditto here. We constantly tease my husband that he is outnumbered and outvoted by the women.

          • UsedtobeEP

            I think a granddaughter would be perfect for me, too. Here’s a beautiful dress, painted toenails, some Love’s Baby Soft, and Bonnie Bell. Now go throw a fit for your mommy, sweetie.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Great nieces and nephews are also pretty swell.

          • UsedtobeEP

            You betcha. I am the cool Aunt right now. I want to be the Crazy Great Aunt one day.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            It is a ton o’ fun! (And their mom still thinks I’m a Cool Aunt.)

          • formerlyAnon

            Fun, but also so valuable. Kids need that kind of adult in their lives, if at all possible.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            And this adult needs those little gremlins just as much. There is nothing better than a 3 year old so thrilled to see you that he has to run around the yard before he can even hug you. :-)

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            That is so lovely-and it must have been such fun to see that little guy tearing around the yard!

          • formerlyAnon

            Lucky! & the nieces & nephews are as well.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I love our nieces and nephews-and now our little grand/great niece too. I’ve gotten the sewing machine out to sew for the little one, and a couple of the older ones, too (they’re college age)

          • piperkitty

            I have two sons. My granddaughter is my delight. I finally have an outlet to go girly.

          • 3boysful

            Me, too! Hence, the screen name. (But thankfully no grands yet!)

        • UsedtobeEP

          I have boys too. They are so easy, right now at least. And Dad does bathtime, thank you. I am down here drinking.

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

            Cheers!

          • UsedtobeEP

            Why, thank you! My newsletter, due tomorrow, should be really damn funny by the end of the show.

          • formerlyAnon

            Sounds like a well-run household.

    • Call me Bee

      I’ll have champagne ready. As a mom of girls, I have huge admiration for mothers of boys.

      • formerlyAnon

        I’ve got both. I think boys are easier, unless they’ve run right off the rails, because in my experience they area not nearly as interested in emoting, engaging and fighting open pitched battles. Boys prefer to quietly tune you out and disengage – scarier if they’re really off the rails, but so much more peaceful than trench warfare over Every God DamnThing.

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

          Man. I have both too.

        • Call me Bee

          Agreed. Though boys are harder when little, girls tend to be more difficult as they hit their teens. Though mine were very busy–music, band, family activities, etc.. Too busy to be too dramatic.

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

          So far, I agree. We’ve got them in pairs, boy/girl teens, boy/girl elementary school age.

          • formerlyAnon

            Ohhh you really ARE in the midst of that rich, full life, aren’t you? Hope you’re getting the fun times as well as the work.

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

            Living the dream, baby.

          • formerlyAnon

            When it’s good it’s glorious. When it’s not . . . it is most definitely not.

        • 3boysful

          Boys just beat the crap out of each other, then it’s over.

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

        Girls are exhausting in the way that boys are exuberant.

  • Sarah

    Dammit. Last week I sat down to watch, lit a smoke, cracked open a beer, and then my dad called. Like an asshat, I picked up, and he delayed my enjoyment and killed my buzz for the next forty minutes. He will be ruining my time this evening too, because I have to work until 9, then get home and start cleaning the four cats worth of hair out of my house because he and his golddiggin’ wife are going to “drop by” on their way through my fair city to take me to lunch on their way from or to some charity function in another state tomorrow. Which is code for “check on the youngest and see if she and her fiance are keeping that hovel they call a home clean.”

    • formerlyAnon

      Ahhhhh. Family! Short visits make nodding and smiling easier.

      • Sarah

        Less like family and more like a boss. But yes, blissfully short. And hopefully a much pricier lunch than I could afford.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Can you drink at lunch?

          • Sarah

            Definitely. He’s in AA. It is one of my greatest joys to drink in front of his dry ass. (We are not friends.)

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Even better! Make sure it’s expensive! (No bar pours for you.)

        • formerlyAnon

          The intermittent pro-forma family contact. Not pleasant but sometimes worthwhile. Even vestigial family ties can strengthen and be a positive thing later – and sometimes they can just wither quietly into the silent desert without the fuss of a dramatic, cross-country, official break where everyone-and-their-mother chimes in with an opinion and an axe to grind.

          • Sarah

            Yeah, the ones I go across country for are the ones I actually enjoy.

    • Qitkat

      Good luck to you. It sounds like a long, unfortunate history. Not asking. Just sympathizing.

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

        I agree. I would up vote but my iPad won,t let me.

    • Call me Bee

      Sounds like a great Lifetime movie script. They always have happy endings.

    • ChrisP

      Very sorry that the relationship sucks. Glad you get a nice lunch, though.

      • Sarah

        The relationship, such as it is, is not exactly bad, per se, but I thank you for your kindness. I am too old to be angry anymore, and it does serve its purpose by being occasionally mutually beneficial for both parties. It is just annoying to be bothered by another country heard from, if you get my drift. Us lil’ ol’ black sheep like our outposts of freedom to stay separate from that which we would prefer not to be a part of.

        • formerlyAnon

          No doubt entirely different circumstances, but as I have offered as vague explanation many times in my own life: “We do love each other, but there are reasons I’ve lived 1500 miles away for 20-some years.”

          • Sarah

            Mine is more like “I respect the fact that I share his genes and I may inherit a portion of his estate if he doesn’t give it all to his floozy wife, but spending actual time with him is the reason why I have all of my prescriptions.” And something something about how the memory of my mother makes me try to be nice to him, despite my kneejerk reactions.

          • formerlyAnon

            Well props to you for being in the struggle to be the better person. Pat yourself on the back, and as someone else already said, order top shelf.

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

            word.

          • conniemd

            That’s myself and my sister and I do love her, but being around her makes me crazy as she constantly has to tell me and my daughter what to do and criticizes our lives. But bless her heart, my husband is on life support and likely will be taken off this Monday and she will fly out to be with me from 3000 miles away. Family is complex to say the least.

          • formerlyAnon

            Yes, complex barely begins to approach it. Virtual Internet stranger hugs and woo-woo positive energy or prayer (pick what works for you) to you. Wishing you a clear path and peace in your heart. And sleep when you want it.

  • Anna

    Hi guys. Does anyone have a livestream for us international veiwers?

    • Lisa_Co

      No. Hopefully you can watch on the Lifetime site tomorrow. When I was in Italy, though, I couldn’t watch “Breaking Pointe” on the CW site. I think access depends on what country you are in.

  • wontons

    Color color color. It almost makes me want to have a tequila sunrise, but…ugh. Bombay Sapphire and tonic, please, with extra limes.

    It’s grim outside here, too, and inside most places, since I’m in the D.C. area and so many of us are affected by the government shutdown. I’m in need of some light entertainment.

    Unfortunately, I’m sure there will be at least one teeth-gnashing moment on PR tonight.

    • Munchkn

      The shutdown and all the other shenanigans make me want to say, along with Professor Farnsworth, I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

    • MoHub

      DC-area native and resident as well. I feel your pain.

  • carolclark12

    Minus the shoes, Nina’s outfit looks like what I wore to do yardwork last weekend.

  • ChrisP

    Fall has arrived in the Midwest, so time for a nice bourbon on the rocks to sip in the Chelsea Arms.

  • oyeyemi808

    will there be a runway show tonight?

    • Qitkat

      Probably one of those mini shows with the best three looks from their collection to determine which one or two “do not go to fashion week.”

      • demidaemon

        I think “best” may be an overstatement, as well as quite subjective, since 90% of the time the contestants fail to understand this point.

        • Qitkat

          No disagreement. The contestants through the years seem to confuse “favorite” with “best” rather often, in this most crucial of runway shows, though I’ve always felt the judges usually had already made up their minds before any looks came down the catwalk. Then all they have to do is justify the decision for the camera.
          Possibly I’m too cynical at this point.

          • formerlyAnon

            “too cynical?” Nah.

      • MoHub

        And how hard would it be to substitute the word compete for go to acknowledge that the PR audience is not as delusional as the producers think it is?

    • Sarah

      Yeah, they’ll have to show a “mini collection” or something to have the judges make a decision on who is the final going to —-ooh JINX Qitkat.

      • oyeyemi808

        Thanks

  • decormaven

    There must be a disturbance in the Force; looks like everyone has had a tricky day, including moi. Thank you, uncles, for providing such a beautiful virtual bar for our gathering spot tonight. While the weather is good here, I’ll have a Dark and Stormy in observance of those with inclement weather. Or anything with alcohol… someone let the azzhats out today.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      All I can say about my day is FUCKING SPREADSHEETS.

      • formerlyAnon

        Oh baby. We feel your pain. Another drink? Maybe a small snack? Here, put your feet up.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Bitter Kittens are the best kittens.

      • Sarah

        I can put in GODDAMNED FAX MACHINE.

        • formerlyAnon

          Now, now. Here’s your very own bottle. Just speak up if you need anything else, ok?

          • UsedtobeEP

            Did you give her a straw? Straws are really important.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Man, you and I should trade days sometime. I would love a day of spreadsheets once in a while. Love my jobs but once in a while, some dry figures would be heavenly.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Be careful what you wish for….my eyeballs are still spinning.

      • decormaven

        Insert the word “contacts” for “spreadsheets”, and you’ve described my day to a T.

  • decormaven

    I love these episodes where Tim tootles around in the car. I always imagine that he’s going, “I’m free. I’m free. I’m F-R-E-E!”

    • formerlyAnon

      Whereas I think of his inner dialogue as more along the lines of “My WORD, what does that truck think he is DOing? . . . I do hope there’s valet parking when I get there.”

      • decormaven

        I’m sure that Tim’s interior dialogue is quite posh. And there’s always valet parking for him!

        • Kit_W

          Lolz! Well this is your lucky day decormaven!

          i …uh…hate to shatter the illusion, but yeah, It’s more along the lines of “Entrance to the 405??!!! It might as well say ‘Entrance to HELL!!!…’”
          It seems that Tim Gunn and large mechanized machinery with myriad moving parts don’t fare so well together. Who knew, eh?
          Oh but it is truly hysterical to take a ride with Tim, complete with law breaking and overly dramatized music, and the antics begin before both of his feet are even in the vehicle.

          Do yourself a favor and put;
          The Revolution – Tim Tackles His Fear of Driving – The Revolution
          into google and watch it on youtube.

          Your day is looking up, decormaven ; )
          I think in this instance reality is better than the dream, heh-heh!

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

    My week has been relatively easy, but open that good bottle of Chardonnay and pass it this way.

  • formerlyAnon

    I am sooo glad to see you all!! I’m supposed to be working, hence all my posting, but a round of Kilt’d's favorite champagne (the barkeep must know, right? If not, just something brut and expensive) so I can enjoy a virtual buzz, and share it with all of you.

    • Sarah

      Oh, working? I was supposed to be doing that too…screw that. CHAMPERS.

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

      Watching the kids? Helping with homework? No, I am here, or checking on the wine chilling in the fridge.

      • formerlyAnon

        You already know what they look like, no need to watch. And wine can be very useful in achieving a Zen state suited to helping with homework.

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

      I love the lounge, so, so much. To walk into this lounge and see my fav Kittens already here and chillin’ makes me a happy lady.

  • Jacquelyn

    What…Zac…wearing…

    Ugh.

  • Jacquelyn

    I would say Alexandria won’t be “going” to fashion week. Helen yes because of past performance (though her attitude disqualifies her in my book) and Justin because the producers are puppet masters

  • oatmealpie

    Alexandria: “I have the opportunity to show a collection at New York Fashion Week. I’d best start weaving my felt!”

  • judybrowni

    Love, love, love that bar, but assumed it was an ice cream parlor, at first glance.

    I’ll have an imaginary butterscotch malted shake, please. (The imaginary is so much easier on the blood sugar.)

    • SouthernGirlRena

      I thought ice cream parlor too which made me really want a Frozen White Russian. Unfortunately I don’t have any of the ingredients so I had to settle for a rather large glass of inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Call me Bee

    Wow the lounge is beautiful. Champagne, please. I’m sorry that so many BKs have had such bad weeks. Mine was ok–I got to take a drive in the resplendent Wisconsin countryside, finished a project I started in 2007 and got another sewing machine. A mid-arm for quilting. The bad news is my laptop died yesterday. May it RIP.

    • demidaemon

      Mine was okay as well. I have a couple of students who drive me nuts and force me to snark in class (“force,” haha!), but I have been fighting with my internet for the past three weeks and constantly having to repair my wireless, which gets really annoying after the second time. Luckily, I am going to do some retail therapy this weekend and update my wardrobe, so that should be fun.

  • Kate4queen

    It’s only 2 pm here, I’ve got a long way to go before I can join the BK’s in the bar… sigh

    • Call me Bee

      Hey–here in Cheezeland we start at noon!

  • Targettaste

    Having spent way too much time this vacation week watching TV shows about million dollar real estate, I have realized that wealthy people decorate only in white. Hmmm, perhaps your celebrities wear all black the better to be seen, photographed, and envied in their all white habitat?

  • Eric Stott

    Welcome to the disposable episode of the season

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Plaid!

      • Eric Stott

        Darling, I love you (air kiss) but I’ll be reading your bon mots tomorrow- j’ai tres fatigue and I’m heading up to ma chambre avec ma chat

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Sweet dreams, dear. You shall be missed.

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

          boo hiss boo
          sleep is for suckers
          come be snarky with us
          : )

        • formerlyAnon

          Will miss your ruthless speaking of truth.
          But sleep well.

  • MrsKrause

    If Zac Burgundy plays the flute, it will be the first time in Project Runway HISTORY!!!!

    • OrigamiRose

      It took thirty seconds for them to pull out the “for the first time ever!” card tonight :/

  • Jacquelyn

    Oh goody. Pretending that they all didn’t show

  • alyce1213

    Look, Heidi came in a sheet. And Alexandria is he first weeper.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    And already with the tears.

    • OrigamiRose

      Is that tonight’s drinking game? :)

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Oh, why not?

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

          alcohol poisoning ?

          • OrigamiRose

            Never!

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            It’s the risk we take every week. Luckily we have livers of steel.

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

            Bitter Troopers

        • OrigamiRose

          Kind of sad, barely five minutes in and I’m Googling, “What is a furminator?” Well done, Project Runway. For the first time ever, ways of de-matting a cat was more interesting than Tim’s home visit.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Furminators rock. The cats of evil and I swear by them.

          • OrigamiRose

            So they work? What are they exactly? I’m afraid of maiming the boy. He’s got knotties all over the place.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            They do. With the knotties, start gently – you don’t want to yank – and just brush. The furminator with work them out. As for the rest, you will be amazed. Amazed, I tell you.

          • Munchkn

            I need to get one then. My Maine Coon gets so horribly matted. My daughter can work them out with our de-matter, but I can’t. A Furminator would be cheaper than getting him lion-cut.

          • OrigamiRose

            Can I ask a dumb question? I’ve heard about this thing where possibly if you do something the wrong way, um. Glands activate. His biggest knotties right now are on his belly and near his butt; I don’t want to shave him, though. I don’t want a bald cat though; I’m a baldist :(

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I haven’t heard of that -or had any issues – but I tend to blindly plunge right in. ;)

          • OrigamiRose

            You’re braver than I am :) I will look into this Furminator thing though.

  • Jacquelyn

    Alexandria stop the tears. I’m sorry to say but you won’t be winning.

  • Cheryl

    Oh, damn, does this mean I have to clean my room?

  • Samantha

    Yay, Philadelphia!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      The restaurant looks adorable.

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

    Dom is so stinkin cute!!!

  • sunsetwalker

    I just adore Dom

  • Jacquelyn

    Dom is very creative

    • alyce1213

      I see a collection – lines, modern geometrics, color.

  • Cheryl

    Shut up Tim Gunn! If she loses based on her knits, it will be your fault!

  • sk888888

    Dom FTW

  • Jacquelyn

    Nature and sex and animal instinct. K?

    • Cheryl

      Don’t forget the ice!

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

    wow. i love what im seeing of braden’s.

    • Jacquelyn

      I really like his concept, though when he explained it, it sounded a little complicated

      • alyce1213

        Looks more interesting than it sounds.

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

          look who snuck in : )

          • alyce1213

            From panic mode. I couldn’t find a remote control. Then I did. Phew.

    • wontons

      I just want his house. So warm and cozy.

  • sunsetwalker

    they really should have more times

  • Jacquelyn

    “I stalked him and it worked”
    They are adorable.

    • Munchkn

      So is their dog.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Late to the festivities yet again. Hiya, Bitter Kittens! As to PR Penultimate, worry-tears-second-guessing and a certain amount of misstepping. Wow, what a seer am I.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Witches of East End looks too awful to even hate-watch.

    • sunsetwalker

      rather watch Kathy Bates be bat shit crazy in American Horror Story

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

      especially when you know it was conceived to be on par with AHS Coven. Ha!

  • sk888888

    Alexandria. Not a fan. I wish she’d just go away.

    • Jacquelyn

      No way she’s “going” to NY fashion week.

  • Aidan B

    My eye weren’t on the TV for most of Braydon’s home visit and I kept thinking Jesse Tyler Ferguson was speaking. I never noticed how similar they sound until now!

  • sunsetwalker

    I never have understood Alexandrias style not sure if its boring or just not fashionable

  • Elizabeth Szubert

    … Unicorn doll …

    I lulzed far too much at that.

    • Jacquelyn

      that was awesome.

  • Courtney

    Those dolls may be the best thing ever.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Ok. The dolls are adorable.

  • Jacquelyn

    Alright. The dolls are adorable.

  • alyce1213

    Now this is truly funny and great.
    I really like Camp Couture.

    • Cheryl

      She might not be a good designer but she has other skillz. Wonderful.

  • sunsetwalker

    so these kids are sewing all her clothes!!! Because she does not know how to use a sewing machine i believe

  • BPlease

    I thought the close-ups on Alexandria’s work so far showed some gorgeous work. And I loved her camp kids.

  • GTrain

    I liked what we saw of Alexandria’s. Clearly the kids really touch her heart; we haven’t seen her smile that much all season.

    • Munchkn

      I loved seeing Alexandria and those kids.

  • Jacquelyn

    I know Helen won a lot, but I really don’t want her to be here anymore.

    • Munchkn

      She said in her home visit that Tim would be able to see where she gets her good qualities. I was thinking “What good qualities?”

      Just heard her insult Bradon. Ugh! Can’t stand her!

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

    If Helen doesn’t go forward and her inspiration is clairvoyance, the jokes are going to write themselves.

    • MilaXX

      pretty sure she does.

    • MoHub

      Helen, you keep using that word [clairvoyance]. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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

        You know me well, when in doubt, Princess Bride quotes are always the answer.

        • MoHub

          Always.

          That and W. S. Gilbert quotes, which are my “meat and potatoes.”

  • sunsetwalker

    why does helen continue to do conservative work ugh she bores me

    • sunsetwalker

      she has so much potential

  • GTrain

    She’s going to ride the cape train until the wheels fall off.

    • MilaXX

      That may work in her favor since at least from looking at the recent fashion week collections, it feels pretty on trend.

  • OrigamiRose

    Is anyone monitoring @helenthelush? Because if history is any indication, she’s going to be highly entertaining.

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

      I was just thinking about last week. And alllll that.

      • OrigamiRose

        Don’t be a bully! ;)

    • Cheryl

      I’m on it. She’s live tweeting.

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

        way to be cheryl

      • OrigamiRose

        At some point, don’t they have to implement some sort of social media part of the contract?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        We expect updates!

        • OrigamiRose

          THIS :)

  • Stubenville

    Hello lounge denizen! Just back from dinner with a client. Note to self – do not allow clients to choose Japanese restaurants in West Virginia.

    • OrigamiRose

      Stubenville!

      • Stubenville

        Waves hi!

        • Cheryl

          Howdy!

        • OrigamiRose

          Hey, I accidentally hit the wrong arrow but I fixed it – it was the vodka clicking :o

    • UsedtobeEP

      DId you get hit with a flying shrimp?

      • Stubenville

        Just possibly the worst service I’ve had in years…

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Here. Have a drink. Everything will be better.

        • UsedtobeEP

          Would a saki make it better?

          • wontons

            I bet the restaurant served it in jelly jars.

          • conniemd

            Going out for Japanese tonight for dinner for my 60th birthday just for the Saki. Who cares about the food. And the Hibachi chef shoots the saki into our mouths every time he puts it on the food.

    • Courtney

      Seems like good advice any time.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Hey!

    • Call me Bee

      Hi! Got the champers all ready for you.

    • EveEve

      You know that superstition about holding your breath as you drive past a cemetary? Well, that’s pretty much what I do about food and drink while driving through WV. I don’t slow down until I’m safely across the border into Ohio or VA

  • UsedtobeEP

    NC represent!

  • blondie65

    omg….love the dolls!!!

  • Jacquelyn

    He FINALLY incorporates his deafness into his design

  • Elizabeth Szubert

    Okay, Dom impressed me with her prints. Justin’s impressing me with the 3D printing.

    • OrigamiRose

      I’ve definitely gotten the impression that he wasn’t made for the constraints of the competition but that given a little breathing room, he has talent to justify a finals appearance.

      • Cheryl

        Don’t forget this is still a game show. With real artists, but a game show nevertheless.

        • OrigamiRose

          True. But I keep pulling for non-psychos who make it this far. Alexandria is just so blergh. Helen is such a nut. I can’t help but root for a seemingly normal person to snag that final spot.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            True that.

  • Call me Bee

    I tried to follow Twitter. Too many. Cant watch the show. But Alexandrias. ugly dolls were awesome. And Justine family life looks so…normal! Helen?? No words.

  • MilaXX

    Justin and his manpris is killing me.

    • UsedtobeEP

      I had to Google that. “Manpris.” At first it gave me “Man prison.”

      • MilaXX

        HA! it’s just capris for men, like a murse is a men’s purse.

        • UsedtobeEP

          For some reason it read as very naughty. I actually looked up at the TV for a sec to see if I was missing some random nudity…

          • MilaXX

            oh that’s funny!

  • Joe J

    I really, really want to stab that bar graph on the TV screen. Repeatedly.

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

      It’s laughable, really. Clearly THIS is the best and most interactive way to watch the PR.

      • Courtney

        I think we’d scare the Lifetime people.

        • UsedtobeEP

          I think they read every word on here. Religiously.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Isn’t that kind of the point?

          • Courtney

            Yes, but it’s no fun if they know that up front.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Don’t worry. They’re likely *sober* and have no idea what any of us are talking about.

          • Courtney

            Naturally. You couldn’t possibly know what we were talking about if you were sober.

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

            nobody watching lifetime is sober

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            The people who work for Lifetime should be sober. Theoretically. I couldn’t be, and you couldn’t be, but we wouldn’t work there.

          • Courtney

            Not on the professional level of the Bitter Kittens, though.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Livers of steel, baby, livers of steel!

          • Courtney

            Exactly! Don’t ever try and tangle with the Bitter Kittens.

          • 3boysful

            Hobbes! :)

      • GTrain

        sshhhh… we don’t want the Lifetime audience to take over

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Clearly.

      • demidaemon

        Now they are doing it on Top Chef too. SO ANNOYING!

    • OrigamiRose

      Without my glasses on, I’m blind. And right now, I’m okay with that.

  • Stubenville

    Does Alendria have a dress covered in money?

    • Jacquelyn

      I think it’s phone book.

      • OrigamiRose

        Wait, seriously?

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Woven with the use of child labor.

          • OrigamiRose

            *spits vodka*

            DAMN YOU, SWIFTLY! That was some high quality, bottom shelf stuff I just lost! :)

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I am so sorry! The waste of cheap liquor is always a tragedy.

      • Stubenville

        Maybe she can look the number of a design school.

    • alyce1213

      Phone book pages.

  • Cheryl

    From @Helenthelush: I promise y’all, there hasn’t been a single most controversial and dramatic episode as tonight’s! And I DON’T SHED A TEAR! Take that @ProjectRunway

    • OrigamiRose

      Sounds like @craycray is readying us for her elimination (I hope I hope I hope).

    • Jacquelyn

      Way to bite the hand that feeds you

      • Targettaste

        Ha! I read that fast and thought it said “Way to bitch the hand that feeds you.”

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

    If someone ever told me I had the personality/character perfect for reality tv, I’d have to have a serious look at my life choices.

    • OrigamiRose

      I know this is a trope but really, you owe me a new keyboard :)

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

        my sincerest.
        i just see these commercials and i question why anyone would ever….

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Just because we make questionable life choices does not mean that we have completely lost our minds and think we are somehow speshial. Some might say we’re adults (ish).

          That’s the difference.

  • OrigamiRose

    FYI, for those who love the good old days, Style/Esquire shows classic PR during the day. I was watching the Leanne season today. Leanne, Korto, Jerell, even crazy cat-thrower-lady… holy cow. That was some serious talent. (And that was the Suede season!)

    • formerlyAnon

      Jerrell! Jerell and the fruit and his cute self!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        As whacked out as it was, I still smile fondly when I remember Jerrell’s design for the Olympics challenge that season-also that incredible seatbelt coat that Korto made….

        • formerlyAnon

          I remember clearly how much better I liked most of what Jerell wore himself than what he dressed his models in. [Not that he's alone in that pattern amongst PR alums.]

  • OrigamiRose

    Wait, Tide? I’m shit-faced, right? This cannot be happening.

    • Elizabeth Szubert

      Sadly, no, it is happening. Meh.

    • UsedtobeEP

      What? I am so confused…

      • OrigamiRose

        I joked about it a couple weeks about but really, wouldn’t the Toilet Paper Bear Challenge have more integrity at this point? :)

        • UsedtobeEP

          Ha! I understood your comment perfectly. It was the Tide tie-in that left my head spinning. So much sponsorship that this poor BK can’t keep up.

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

      “The Tide customer loves fashion”

      “mmmmmhhhhmmmmm” Tim G

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I think that rehearsing that line was really the way he hurt himself. Biting his lips, through gritted teeth.

      • decormaven

        Please tell me this did not happen. The shark, she is jumped, is now on dry land, and booking a ticket to Mars.

    • alyce1213

      Yeah, a new “partner.”

  • Aidan B

    If we weren’t already drinking, we’d have to start drinking at every product placement mention.

  • Joe J

    Oh, fashion is supposed to be WASHABLE? We aren’t supposed to wear couture gowns until they are stiff with dried boob sweat and stink of cigarettes and gin? Whodathunk.

  • OrigamiRose

    “You are presenting three looks than can be thrown in a washing machine and have blood washed out of them.”

    • Aidan B

      Actually LOLed.

    • Stubenville

      Perhaps we can get the Yoplait cow to poop on the clothes first..

      • OrigamiRose

        *falls over laughing*

        I am dying here.

        • Stubenville

          Plaid.

          • OrigamiRose

            :( I missed the in-joke that one.

  • sk888888

    Give me a break. Tide, srsly.?

  • Jacquelyn

    OMG. Tim BLEEDS for fashion and PR

    • MoHub

      Tim’s soul has been in jeopardy since the show moved to Lifetime. I wonder how many Hail Marys and Our Fathers he has to say to repent after each taping?

  • Elizabeth Szubert

    …Tim, handrails are your friend. Jeez.

  • Aidan B

    OMG POOR TIM. I want to hug him even more now!

  • UsedtobeEP

    NOw we know how they were able to give out all that money for all of those collections. Tide to the rescue.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Oh, dear. I almost forgot PR was on.

    Helen’s combination print and bright orange-y red is not aesthetically pleasing.

    Tide…AAaagh.

  • appliquer

    Producers – please stop the blatant product placement! Tide, really?

  • GTrain

    if i had to hear that Tide woman’s voice every day I might leap out a window

  • OrigamiRose

    Okay, a few weeks ago we were all joking about this, but seriously; would the Toilet Paper Bear Challenge really be that low of a bar to hit at this point, or a step up? I’m going with the latter.

    • Elizabeth Szubert

      Designers, you need to make a wedding dress out of this toilet paper. Make it work!

      • Cheryl

        And then wash it with Tide Pods!

        • OrigamiRose

          In the woods, of course.

          • Elizabeth Szubert

            While there are real bears nearby.

          • OrigamiRose

            Who will maul you and then wipe themselves with toilet paper ;)

    • Stubenville

      A huge step up.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Oh, and it’s a good thing I’m not in the running to win this season. A year’s worth of Tide pods… man, I’m severely allergic to Tide. I can use almost anything else, but that would be a disaster.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      A year’s worth of Tide pods? OMG, future design-testants will be coming out of the woodwork for THAT prize!

  • JillK

    OK, New York subway system, I know you’re all big and bad and everything, but nobody damages the Tim Gunn, ok?

  • Judy_J

    Poor Tim! He was really hurt!

  • MilaXX

    It’s not everyone’s cuppa (and certainly not mine), but there is a client that likes her aesthetic besides Heidi. I’m thinking of that collection that showed at Paris fashion week with the step dancers modeling it.

    • nosniveling

      Alexandria? I agree- her line up looks like a high end European boutique, Ann Deeeeemmmmeeeelllmmmuuuster or however you spell it :)

  • Judy_J

    Helen is driving me crazy,

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Like it’s her job.

      • demidaemon

        I thought it was.

  • MilaXX

    Jstin should not have a finale collection with sloppy construction issues. That’s been one of my complaints about his work all along.

  • OrigamiRose

    “Afterschool Special: Tell me why you’re about to start crying this time.”

    • alyce1213

      Cause she tried REALLY HARD.

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

        and unlike anyone else she REALLY wants it

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        she tried so hard she even tried it on herself. oh, the sacrifice…

  • Jacquelyn

    Really not liking Helen’s “tail”

    • Joe J

      It’s her homage to her harpy ancestors.

    • Courtney

      It’s kind of loinclothy.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I now want to use “loinclothy” in conversation tomorrow. It should go well.

    • DDBROWNIE

      it looks like when you were in high school and had a little accident at your time of the month and you would tie a little sweater around your waist to hide the spot. Reprehensible!

  • OrigamiRose

    Did that crazy astronaut lady test the diaper?

  • Jacquelyn

    O_O Timmy’s getting emotional. I blame the Subway system.

    • OrigamiRose

      Maybe his laundry needs Snuggles added to it.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        it’s the tide pods. they’re turning him into a pod person.

        • OrigamiRose

          “Designers, gather around. Today our challenge is sponsored by the Toilet Paper Bears and their long lost sibling, Snuggles, the Fabric Softener Cub. They’ve been reunited today by the Tide detergent pods, which are respected world-wide for their ability to remove nuts, acorns, blood and stray pieces of toilet tissue from fur.”

          I need to go to bed :)

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I see a wonderfully kitschy illustration for this scene-the little Toilet Paper Bears and Snuggles enveloped in softs rolls of TP, ascending heavenward upon a sea of Tide pods.

          • OrigamiRose

            This really needs to happen :)

  • Call me Bee

    See you all tomorrow. Now my Kindle is acting up. Grrrr. Machines are winning this week….soon the Terminator will show up.

  • Judy_J

    Tim’s pain meds must have made him really emotional.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      downers have that effect on some people.

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

    Jeezus they’re all crying. Y’all are going to be falling down drunk!!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      And you’re not? Or don’t Modern Southern Women fall down?

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

        like a lady

      • Joe J

        They SWOON, darling. Onto chaise lounges and fainting sofas and other prissy-shit furniture.

    • OrigamiRose

      And there is forty-five minutes left!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Tim Gunn with the tears. I don’t see why, unless his split lip was hurting him. Not to make light of his accident, but this waterworks theme is annoying beyond all measure.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Agreed. Tears aren’t really all that appealing as drama anyway, and when they’re totally baffling I’m left kind of, well, baffled.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Here, have some Proseco. It helps with the baffle.

    • Cheryl

      I’m thinking the stress is making them all emotional – especially Justin and Tim, who seem to be very fond of each other. Tim has had these rotating casts for how many years now? I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them are closer than others.

      • UsedtobeEP

        Everyone else seems very attached to Justin, as well. He must be a great guy.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I can sort of understand that, but Mr. Gunn has been playing this role for 7-8 years now, so you would think he’d be a bit more contained. Unless there were a lot of cut onions being wafted around off camera by the manipulative producers.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          unless there’s something going on we don’t know about.

    • OrigamiRose

      Wait, what happened to him?

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Loot at his bung-ed up lower lip – he said he fell on subway stairs and had to go to the emergency room.

        • OrigamiRose

          Ah, thank you :) Split attention span here.

        • Lisa_Co

          Looks like a pretty nasty fall. I hope he wasn’t mugged and they’re just not saying. UWS been deteriorating a bit over past 2-3 months due to resumption of SRO’S (single room occupancy hotels) and Section 8 housing.

  • Stubenville

    Brace yourself for the flood of tears during / after the runaway.

    • OrigamiRose

      *keeps watchful eye on @helenthelush*

  • Joe J

    I have a feeling that the reason Helen hates Alexandria so much is because Alexandria has got her pegged, to a T.

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

      It’s certainly why she hate TLo

    • Cheryl

      She’s tweeting that Alexandria used “sweatshop labor” in her collection.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Well, it was the child labor of the kids at her camp….

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

        ill cut her some slack and assume it was an attempt at humor?

        • blondie65

          nope….she’s just not nice. kids at camp learning and doing something they love. and she tries to tie that to a really sad history in our country…something she probably has never studied so knows very little about. Cheap shot.

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

            foolish of me to give her any credit

          • conniemd

            Isn’t it some kind of rule violation to use her kids to sew? Wasn’t there a contestant a couple of years ago who had her friend make her shoes at bargain basement prices who was told she couldn’t use them?

          • formerlyAnon

            I think it was the below-market prices that got her, not that someone else made them.
            Don’t know how that applies to whatever work the kids-at-camp did.

      • MilaXX

        what a raving beyotch!

        • Cheryl

          So Alexandria calls me a student, but her students made half of her collection @ProjectRunway

      • Joe J

        Gotta love the people who deliberately go for the most inflammatory exaggerations possible to try and make a ridiculous point. By “love” I mean “punt her in the box”, of course.

      • EveEve

        Pathetic – I’ll bet those kids were thrilled to be helping their teacher create things for the show.

    • Michelle Wilson

      Exactly. Alexandria has had her pegged from the start. She’s just one of those mean girls who constantly thinks SHE’S the victim. Zero Self Awareness.

  • Courtney

    A braid like a choker. There is nothing in this sentence that sounds good.

  • Jacquelyn

    Alexandria or Helen will go home

  • nosniveling

    Alexandria seems like a perfect candidate for not winning PR and having a better (read actual) career as a result.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Especially if she doesn’t actually speak.

  • Cheryl

    @helenthelush: “Alexandria you’re a TEACHER you keep calling me a student. YOU TEACH STUDENTS, MORON.”

    • alyce1213

      Really? OMG.

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

      “moron” really? what a cunt.

      • OrigamiRose

        Seriously. As little as Alexandria has impressed me, I’ll take her over that nasty Helen any day.

      • demidaemon

        Don’t mince words, annabelle. Tell us how you really feel. ;)

    • Jacquelyn

      Wow. Bitter much?

    • Joe J

      Her train of thought really needs a caboose, doesn’t it.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        She needs to be derailed.

        • Joe J

          Too late, dontcha think?

        • ThaliaMenninger

          I think I’d rather tie her to the tracks.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Helen seems either quite immature, with a sense of entitlement. She could grow out of this, or perhaps, sadly, she has a mean streak. She’s not presenting herself at all well with those kinds of tweets.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          she’s been off the rails for a while now.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      What does that even mean? (Other than Helen is a bitch, I mean.)

      • Courtney

        Clearly there was some clever put down in there that we’ve both missed.

      • formerlyAnon

        Means she’s on the 3rd drink. Or maybe the 4th. Made sense in her head, dontcha know.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Ah..so she’s a lightweight as well as awful

          • formerlyAnon

            She’s not really very big.

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            in more than one way.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          earlier when she was talking to dom helen said “in my head, the judges are gonna love it.” listen to that sentence, helen. it’s all in your head.

    • MilaXX

      I actually like Helen’s collection, but her attitude makes me wish Alexandria gets that 3rd slot.

      • blondie65

        ditto.

      • Cheryl

        I’m pretty sure they won’t be able to “decide,” so all five will present their collections. Keep the drah-ma up.

    • OhSayNow

      I hope all her twitter vitriol means she is eliminated.

      • formerlyAnon

        That’s how I’m betting. Surely nobody could WIN and still bother to be so snotty about the competition.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          except possibly someone with no social skills.

  • MilaXX

    Helen & Alexandria *really* don’t like each other. The claws have been out all night.

  • Stubenville

    Is Helen sending a poncho down the runway?

    • OrigamiRose

      A big old poncho of CRAZY.

      • Munchkn

        All her designs are ugly. And boring.

        • OrigamiRose

          Could not agree more.

        • MoHub

          And the hems seem to have a life of their own and don’t move with or relate to the models’ bodies.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      helen says she would wear the dress from her collection…like that’s a good thing.

  • Judy_J

    I am sick of that Tide commercial.

    • sk888888

      Me three

    • Cheryl

      I want to meet the cow that made that commercial. (No cow commercial tonight?)

  • EveEve

    Here’s the thing: Only Dom and Bradon are worthy of a runway show or winning the season. The other three are just there to fill in the third slot. None of them will win. So I’m relaxing about this week.

    • Jacquelyn

      I agree. Whoever is the third is just fodder.

  • OrigamiRose

    “A chance to design an exclusion collection for BLERGH.”

  • DeTrop

    I cannot like either Alexandria or Helen. I hope Justin can pull off the third spot.

    • Mudskipper

      agree. I have got enough of Helen for the rest of my life.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      really. those two bitches deserve each other. lock’m in a bathroom til they’re both dead. virtually, of course.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    BY THE WAY, all that hoo-hah about the dresstestants having to manage their spending at Mood – a big ol’ NUTHIN’. There never was any “I’m out of money” drama/tragedy. So…. so what?

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

      Bet there’s less money on next seasons card. or they wont suggest a budget.

    • Cheryl

      I called it last week – it was all product placement for GoBank.

    • Courtney

      I’m sure they banked on less regulated contestants. They might have gotten their drama in that regard if Tim hadn’t offered suggestions for each challenge about how much to spend.

    • EveEve

      Heh – you’re right – a total red herring. And a missed dramapportunity

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      i thought at least they’d get more money for their collections if they came in under budget. but that sort of loses impact if they all have money left over.

      • demidaemon

        Like they would ever let them have the extra money.

  • Stubenville

    Why is Zack dressed like a movie usher?

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      he moonlights at the former grauman’s chinese.

    • MoHub

      NBC page

  • Jacquelyn

    the black faux-hawk thingy bugs.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      seems like they already told her that.

  • EveEve

    Wait – suddinly Tim doesn’t have any signs of injury. Waddup?

    • Jacquelyn

      TV magic?

      • alyce1213

        I think it’s that he was shot at an angle. We’ll see.

    • OrigamiRose

      Carmindy popped by and worked her magic?

      • Targettaste

        I so wish everyone from WNTW would mentor and judge on PR.

        • OrigamiRose

          I know, right? I for one cannot get enough of Ted. I want to hug my television when he’s on :)

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      he stopped by the l’oreal makeup room and visited that cute guy.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Lookin’ Cougar, Frau Klum. Go with the casual looks you wear in real life – far more attractive and less desperate.

  • sk888888

    Ew ew ew Alexandria

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    What is that? A feathered visor?

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      you could wear it to play poker in an indian casino. and get beat up in the parking lot.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Yeah. No. It’s just so wrong.

  • Jacquelyn

    I actually yawned during Alexandria’s showing

  • Stubenville

    Alexandra – boring and bland.

  • sk888888

    Batwing skirt, really, Helen?

  • EveEve

    Helen – two of your models can barely move in their dresses.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I was really puzzled by that print dress with the off the shoulder capelet. Helen, sweetie, even hip young women want to be able to move their arms. They don’t all come with assistants to carry clutches, phones, etc.

  • Stubenville

    Helen’s red dress is a belted poncho.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      A clear-plastic belted poncho. The mind boggles.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      It looks like the person is partly tied up in a really bright sack.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        “Hefty bag” couture?

        • nosniveling

          have you seen the Times style section? hefty bag couture was in there today!!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Yes, I did see that -let’s hope that Helen doesn’t begin a vendetta against Lanvin!

  • GTrain

    So far i’m still pulling for Alexandria

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    “Gives an illusion” is right, Helen. But not in the way you mean.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I think she meant “gives an allusion.” Which, really, is more properly stated, “alludes to.”

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        She’s an idiot. Who likes to use “big” words to sound smart. Make her go away.

      • MoHub

        I had the same reaction, but Helen seems to have her own private vocabulary.

  • Jacquelyn

    Wanna bet they send all 3 to NY Fashion Week? (irony)

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I like Justin’s!

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

      yup

  • UsedtobeEP

    Whoa.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Justin’s unconventional gown! Well done, sir!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Plus it made a nice sound!

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Which normally wouldn’t be a plus, but given that his theme is sound… excellent.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Excellent observation.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          It was intentional, I think.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            I’m sure it was.

      • UsedtobeEP

        What WAS that thing? I missed the description.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          TEST TUBES! His unconventional materials entry.

          • UsedtobeEP

            That’s awesome! Because he teaches at NC State, a very science-heavy university.

          • Munchkn

            I think they’re the tips of pipettes. You dispose of the tip once you’re finished pipetting. I’ve pipetted enough in biology lab.

          • MoHub

            Right on the money. They were indeed pipette tips.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        It sure did. I thought the delighted surprise on Heidi’s face was truly genuine.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Zac looked pretty delighted, as well.

  • Jacquelyn

    Not all of you can show at NY FAshion Week. Stop lying.

  • GTrain

    If Helen beats Justin, I call shenanigans

  • Elizabeth Szubert

    Justin’s final dress was such a wow.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give Helen a 3, Alexandria a 4, and Justin a 6. Please do keep in mind that I know nothing about fashion. But if “awkward” and “unwearable” are the adjectives that come to mind when I see a mini-collection, I can’t think that’s a good sign.

  • DeTrop

    I have to admit I love Alexandria’s mini collection the most. Justin is second and last and very least is Helen.

  • Abigail

    Justin is definitely someone who was not a good fit for project runway. When he had time, he created interesting and pretty pieces (not groundbreaking but PR hasn’t be ground breaking in a while). I think he mostly couldn’t handle the time constrains and defaulted to thinks he knew he could make for most of the competition.

  • Jacquelyn

    Justin’s UC dress was the best on the runway tonight. Helen should NOT go to NYFW But either Dom and Bradon will still be the one to win at the end of it all

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

    It’s official. No one can ever say “It looks like an unconventional materials challenge dress” when giving critique on this blog, ever again. If it isn’t test tubes, you’re wrong.

  • BPlease

    The only interesting, unexpected element I saw in Helen’s collection was her acrylic belt. I think she’s going to show officially and it pisses me off a bit. Plus, she’s gotten more insufferable.

    Justin’s work is intriguing but messy. And the test-tube gown had a great aural element but it looked like the sheer weight of it was forcing his model to do that ‘couture pose’ all the way down and all the way back on the runway.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    The looks that Helen was giving Justin make me want to punch her even more.

  • Joe J

    I think Alexandria’s has a nice balance between artsy and still wearable and sellable.

  • Judy_J

    Helen does not like the other designers being complimented.

    • Courtney

      Probably highly threatened by the idea.

  • Jacquelyn

    And as usual, Nina nails the criticism

  • BPlease

    Oh, Nina. Call Francisco Costa about his color palette.

    • MoHub

      Did you mean Fabio?

  • Joe J

    As I recall, Christian AND Irina both won for collections that were almost entirely black and white. Nina, please.

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

    I really hate Helen’s and it has nothing to do with her as a person.

  • GTrain

    what is clairvoyant about mimicking the cape you won with?

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Backward thinking, more like it.

  • EveEve

    Alexandria’s limited color range is a problem, but Justin’s same color range isn’t? C’mon judges.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Justin used his better somehow. Maybe it’s the fabric he chose?

      • EveEve

        I think Alexandria’s fabrics were gorgeous – suede and silk were beautifully draped – up close they were perfection. Justin’s – not so much.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Oh, they were lovely, but I think that maybe they absorbed the light more than Justin’s? I don’t really know how to say what I’m trying to say. But it had more to do with the light and the finish than the fabric.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Alexandria’s mini collection really impressed me, and I haven’t been a fan of hers previously. Loved the fabrics, especially that suede, and her construction.

    • nosniveling

      but Alexandria didn’t have a gigantic, ever so practical, icicle dress.

  • Jacquelyn

    I don’t understand Helen’s concept and her dresses.

    • Cheryl

      That’s because you’re not clairvoyant.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Capes = clairvoyant, I guess.

      • Jacquelyn

        Damn my limited skills. Here I thought it was because Helen was trying to be artistic without following through.

    • queenceleste

      neither does Helen

  • BPlease

    Helen doesn’t literally understand the meaning of the word she claims for her inspiration.

    • MoHub

      Where’s Inigo Montoya when you need him?

  • Judy_J

    Uh, oh……Helen’s not doing well.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Oh, good heavens. I don’t know what to do with them actually telling the truth to Afterschool Special.

  • GTrain

    She goes from I’m a genius to I’m still learning…

    • MoHub

      I was waiting for Zac to tell her it wasn’t Project Fashion School and was sorely disappointed that he didn’t. I like to think that Kors would have said it.

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

    Ladies and Gents…..that was a lot of negatives for Helen….like way more than for the other two

    • GTrain

      exactly

  • carolclark12

    But guuuuuuyyysss … Helen’s never done this before!!!

    • Jacquelyn

      ugggggh

    • queenceleste

      are you crying? I know I am. There’s just something about her that makes me well up.

  • Jacquelyn

    Helen’s going home.

  • Nancy

    How many times has Heidi been the biggest fan of attractive female designers on this show?

    • OrigamiRose

      I see what you’re saying but Heidi is also the person who kept Patricia around (full disclosure: I loved Patricia). And most people seemed to think Patricia should have gone earlier.

      • Courtney

        In some ways I think Patricia was not unlike Justin – a person with a reasonably interesting vision who is badly served by the constraints of a fashion game show.

        • OrigamiRose

          Yes, exactly. If one good thing comes out of the format, it’s helping good designers who aren’t necessarily good for a game show get ahead. I’m totally okay with that result.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I’d boot Alexandria for that Indian Chief headdress monstrosity.

    • alyce1213

      I’d love to see Heidi in it. She loved it.

    • Pinup Ghoul

      I honestly thought that the hats, as well as the ‘nomadic’ references in her collection were based off of Samo peoples, rather than First Nations Americans. I could be wrong, but the round amd vertical structure of the hats makes me think Sami.

      • ThaliaMenninger

        Well, let’s see. She lives in San Mateo, California. Her name sounds Dutch. I found an interview where she says she was born in California and grew up in Sweden. I realize that there are some Sami in Northern Sweden, but Alexandria van Bromsen is clearly not one of them. If she is appropriating from THAT indigenous culture instead of Native Americans, I’m not incredibly convinced it’s any less appropriation.

  • DeTrop

    I don’t get it. One day they talk about cohesiveness and then they say blah! Is Nina serious? Her critique of Alexandria borders on a contest with Heidi. Looking good for Justin.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Heidi likes Alexandria; Nina is bored.

    Hope Heidi fights for Alexandria. Helen’s work is a THUD.

  • Jacquelyn

    I think Helen thought she could slide by after winning so much.

    • Nancy

      And tearing up. It carried her through before.

  • OrigamiRose

    Bye bye Afterschool Special.

  • EveEve

    Helen out – the other two stay.

    • alyce1213

      You think Heidi won’t be overruled (keeping Alexandria)? Maybe so.

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

        looks like it’s split, doesn’t it?

        • Cheryl

          “We can’t decide. You are all going to Fashion Week!”

          • Nancy

            Except you, Helen. Too bad, so sad.

          • UsedtobeEP

            Oh, stop it. I will throw things.

      • EveEve

        Well, she is an executive producer afterall… just sayin’

  • Judy_J

    I predict Justin will go to fashion week. That test tube dress put him over the top.

    • queenceleste

      but… and I know this might be a little insensitive under the circumstances, but it was (ahem) a little noisy, wasn’t it? I mean you could hear that thing from 1/4 mile off. Maybe that was the point, but who wants to have to shout just so you can be heard over the tinkling of your dress?

      • MoHub

        But that was the point. Justin was channeling his journey from hearing nothing, through coping with the unfamiliarity of sound once he had his implant, to actually enjoying sound. He had the most solid theme and executed it perfectly.

        • queenceleste

          I guess so, but I’m not sure anyone would ever want to wear it…

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I don’t think anyone would wear that dress; I took it to be one of those pieces that a designer would do solely for a runway show, for the dramatic impact, which it does have.

          • Carrps

            Heh, I was thinking about trying to sit in the thing! It was only interesting because of the pipettes. Other than that, it was a very boring silhouette.

  • Jacquelyn

    Oh god. Here comes the cow.

    • OrigamiRose

      You want to eat the cow who…. wait… *scratches head*

  • Stubenville

    Could we send all three home? Pleeeeeeease?

    • OrigamiRose

      :( Even Justin??

      • Stubenville

        But he did black and white AGAIN!

        • OrigamiRose

          I’m a softie, I’m sorry :( He is such a nice guy and after hearing about Helen’s Twitter tantrum.. I am happy for him.

          • queenceleste

            did she go after him, too?

          • OrigamiRose

            I don’t think so, she was too busy verbally servicing Kate. Did I say that out loud?

        • Qitkat

          It’s odd, he didn’t get criticized for no color, while Alexandria did.

  • carolclark12

    I think they’ll pick Justin just to rubber stamp the Tim Gunn save.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I think they might have, but in terms of the mini-collections, he does deserve it.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Bravo for the model trying to move her arms. Great demonstration.

    The thing is, I liked the idea of that dress, and the print is actually very nice. But the binding of the arms just was never going to work. An underdress with a matching cape that could be removed would have been very nice.

    • UsedtobeEP

      It needed slits in it.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      It made me think “Danger, Will Robinson!”

      • Munchkn

        I can see the robot now waving his robot arms at the elbows.

    • queenceleste

      I’m pretty sure Helen has a hit out on that model right now.

    • MoHub

      The model trying to move her arms was the highlight of the show. And it was all she could do to keep from laughing while she was doing it.

  • Tigerfly

    Telling Justin first means more than one is going…I knew it.

  • Jacquelyn

    I am surprised. /sarcasm

  • OhSayNow

    Everyone gets a pony!

    • MoHub

      Not Helen

  • In_Stitches

    Alexandria made yuppy boutique clothes. Helen’s mini-dress alone should give her the IN, and that comes from something that likes Alexandria and dislikes Helen.

    • queenceleste

      Seriously? That seemed like a good idea paired with the worst possible fabric. And the judges (for once) called her on her awful construction.

      • In_Stitches

        There was an attractive idea there (with Helen’s) and most of her garments look like things that celebrities would wear to events or photocalls. There was a client for her clothes. Alexandria’s collection seemed really indulgent and foolish. Gloves built into pants? Suede jackets with only a closure at the neck? Not only does the customer who wants that stuff not really exist, even if she did, the clothes haven’t been thought through in a seasonal sense. A heavy suede jacket you can’t close isn’t exactly practical for any season.

  • Courtney

    Are they really sending all three?

  • Jacquelyn

    If they send Helen…..*head desk*

  • carolclark12

    Were they always planning to have 4?

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

    HA!

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    There is some logic in the universe!

  • GTrain

    I like Dom but that was an f-ed up thing to say

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Word.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Unfortunately, it seemed spontaneous and unforced. Not nice.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I wouldn’t make too much of it — she seems to have been friends with Helen, and I guessed that the “Nooooh,” wasn’t so much, “Aagh, Alexandria made it!” as “Oh, dear, my friend is going to be crushed.”

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I’m sure that was it, but it’s unfortunate that it made it on camera. (Though the producers live for that kind of thing.)

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

            and she has been drama free this entire ride

        • queenceleste

          That is probably true, but it would suck to be Alexandria and get that reaction, even so.

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

      ? missed it ? what did she say?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        When Alexandria came in saying she was safe, she quietly, but not quietly enough, said “Nooooo.” And the tried to catch herself.

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

          ouch

    • MilaXX

      Agreed. I think she knew it too.

      • epenthesis

        Yeah. I’ve blurted out a couple of things in the last few days that immediately blew my mind in how awful they were; sometimes your mouth just moves faster than your brain.

        (And if you’re reading this Dan, David, Naomi, I’m so sorry.)

    • Michelle Wilson

      It was REALLY fucked up.

  • Samantha

    Ugh thank god.
    Now please give Dom her crown.

    • Jacquelyn

      this!

  • Jacquelyn

    Good. Soemthing on this show makes sense.

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

    No pony for you little miss eye roll.

    • Stubenville

      Give her the Yoplait cow.

      • OrigamiRose

        Please. Give her the Toilet Paper Bear :)

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I think you’re lying about being proud of Helen, Tim.

    • ItAin’tMe

      He was proud of her for not having a tantrum on the runway.

  • OrigamiRose

    Has her Twitter exploded?

    (We can only hope.)

    • Cheryl

      “Sorry guys! I’m out! @ProjectRunway”

      • OrigamiRose

        Ugh. I feel like this is catnip for my bitchery. (I really want to bait her, I know girls like Helen and I know what buttons to push.)

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

          that’t the vodka talking…..lol……step away from the easy target…

          • OrigamiRose

            Hey, I have half a bottle left. I can chug it or mix it. Or go taunt Helen. It will be fun! Think of Liz Lemon when her awful friend Jennifer Aniston visited. (I’m Liz, just in case, you know, my sense of humor wasn’t obvious *g*.)

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

            you can’t be on the tweeter, you’ll miss this show. this million dollar shoppers. i am entranced. there are no words.

          • OrigamiRose

            Is this the one where we are supposed to believe that Stacy Kiebler steps foot in a grocery store? :)

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            It’s personal shoppers. With no budget. And no taste. And it’s amazing.

          • OrigamiRose

            If the producers had a good sense of humor, that might have been the best reality show ever!

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

            terrifying.

          • queenceleste

            And for those very reasons it makes me think of the Millionaire Matchmaker but for personal shoppers. As in, not millionaires + not really matchmakers = complete BS.

          • Carrps

            All nouveau riches with not merely no taste, but abysmal taste.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            It is awe-inspiring, isn’t it?

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I would so join Twitter to watch!

    • Cheryl

      From Kate to Helen: “I love you! You are awesome and I can’t wait to see you! You should be proud. Let the #lushfest continue :)”

      • OrigamiRose

        Vomit. And my cat is vomiting too. Blergh.

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

        besties!!!squeeeeeee!!!!

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Glurgh. (Though I admit to considering joining Twitter just to watch. So far I’ve resisted.)

    • Michelle Wilson

      I had to stop following her. Her jealousy of Alexandria is this palpable dark presence that kinda creeps me out. Plus, she’s a tacky bitch.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I watched the Glee Finn tribute instead, then flipped over to this. What happened to Tim’s noggin?

    Oh, yeah – and Helen’s out. COOL.

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

      was it a tearful mess?

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Kind of yes and no. It had it’s moments that were done beautifully, and it had it’s moments that were a little more ham-handed than I’m sure was intended. It’s not an easy thing all around for the cast, I know, and given the actual genuine feelings between these actors, I’m guessing quite a lot of it didn’t need to be “acted” out. Oddly enough, one of the moments when I fucking bawled was when Sue finally had her say about Finn’s passing.

        Also, they did manage to work in a few elements of comedy. If you DVR’d it, pay special attention to Tina seeking counsel from Emma in her office. Very funny, but still handled in a respectful manner.

    • Gatto Nero

      Tim said he had an altercation with the subway steps and ended up in the emergency room getting four stitches. And then he heroically dragged himself back to the workroom.
      He is a god.

  • Joe J

    No pony for Helen. Surprising, given how much horseshit there is about her.

  • MilaXX

    Well shut my mouth. My guess about there being 4 showing was true!

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

      Heidi held that pause two beats too long.

      • epenthesis

        That was repulsive. The situation merits a beat for drama, NOT three beats full of emotive mugging while the target squirms.

        They may be camera whores, but they deserve SOME dignity. Even Alexandria.

  • UsedtobeEP

    Well, best of luck to Helen. That can’t be pleasant to be the only one left standing on that stage at that point in the game.

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

    what the fuck is happening on my television right now? it’s like halloween on coke on rodeo drive ???

    • Elizabeth Szubert

      A personal shoppers show? Otherwise, I dunno.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      And I cannot look away.

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

        YES! I’m screaming inside because I’m alone.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          You are not alone. Bitter Kittens are never alone.

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

            i can’t get past the blouse, 5oclock shadow combo.
            it’s like the dudes dressed as ladies you see on peeople of walmart dot com.

            put some effort in, is what im sayin

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Only worse, because he’s claiming to have taste. (Don’t forget the occasional ponytail.)

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          They’re showing them the clothes in the kitchen?! Oh my dear lord in heaven!

    • OrigamiRose

      Does this have to do with Toilet Paper Bears? (Yes, I will find any excuse to bring them up *g*.)

  • JimiG

    Thank God! I couldn’t listen to Helen through another episode.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I did like the comfort of Alexandria’s looks. I wanted to pour those jackets over myself, you know? Very soft looking and easy to imagine wearing, if I had a lot of money and they were made in my size. I could see what Nina meant about it needing a wow moment for a show, though.

  • guest2visits

    I thought Helen chose her 3 looks poorly. I liked her red dress w/belt a lot, but the black was too bland, while the wimpy, faded print dress was just odd. I’m totally shocked that the construction was not RW ready. The braid chokers were awful. Still; having seen her collection – I liked several of her designs enough to have thought she would be final 3 or 4.
    All 3 had a minimalist look to their collections; just a different way of expressing it. Alexandria’s minimalism is a very spar, lank, almost sliding off the model type of looseness. I’m not into her style of baggy pants, I don’t think they are all that flattering. Nina was dead on in her critique – Alexandria has almost no signature in her shapeless silhouettes – I was unimpressed by the ‘pant glove’ detail. It all looked liked reworked sails and parachutes to me. That said….her RW also had a few items i really liked.
    Justin’s looked very simple and subdued as well; but I liked the way he worked with his grey on grey. The test tube design was beautiful; although I agreed with Zac – it didn’t need the neck piece. I also thought as Nina did that the choppy wigs worked with his spacey, astral designs; in fact I kind of think it needed them. I remember seeing one or two of his collection that I thought were especially beautiful, and seeing his in movement makes them more appealing.
    Still not wowed by any particular collection…..
    So much more impressed by the goings-on by so many talented BKs this week. I went to the dentist – so there’s that.
    And….sorry to see Tim’s painful looking injury from those steps – that must have really hurt!

    • Carrps

      Ha, I loved that Helen had the Model of Doom and was auf’d!

      • guest2visits

        Poor Model of Doom…..but you’re right, that is kind of spooky/funny!

  • epenthesis

    I don’t like Helen, but I like her work. I can’t criticize the judges–she brought her B game, while Justin brought his A and Alexandria maybe her B-plus–but I think it’s a shame she’s not a finalist.

    I do like Justin, and I don’t think he’ll win in the end, but I’m dismayed by the possibility. Even Anthony Ryan actually genuinely impressed the judges a few times on the way to his coronation.

    • demidaemon

      I think B is pushing it. When your model is doing the windmill ineffectually on the runway, you are definitely at least at the C level and going down.

      But it’s nice of you to be so nice to her.

  • Ray Ray

    Late to the party, glad H didn’t make it through, etc. etc. ANYway, did
    anyone else think Helen’s print looked like acid-wash denim from far
    away?

    • ItAin’tMe

      Yes, with a stain at the neckline.

      • Gatto Nero

        And a straitjacket capelet.

    • meowing

      Just below the navel point of the dress, I see a kitten–two little eyes, then his nose. Can’t unsee it, and I’m laughing that Afterschool Special made a sweet BK.

  • queenceleste

    I know Alexandria isn’t to everyone’s taste, but why is it that black and white (which is what Justin showed) any more colorful than her color palette?

    • Lady Stranger

      because his styling is sellable and doesn’t bleed into itself.

    • Targettaste

      I hate these judging inconsistencies. Personally, i would have liked to have seen more color from all of them, but plenty of designers send neutrals down the runway in spring.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I would love to see more color from all of the designers-it’s been a pet peeve of mine for several seasons, but the judges keep rewarding them for variations on black time and time again.

  • mmebam

    Amazing Tim, how sweet the man
    Who thought I should stay here.
    I once was aufed but now am back,
    Was deaf but now I hear…

  • mmebam

    (Gummie Bears Theme)

    Baggy pants!
    Lowered crotch so now it’s hard to dance.
    Shades of gray, and now I have the chance
    To still make my baggy pants…

  • ItAin’tMe

    Hey, look! Alexandria is wearing Helen’s dress!

    • queenceleste

      you are right! That is so bizarre! What does that mean….

  • Michelle Wilson

    I like Justin’s accessories a lot more than I like his clothes which I find somewhat flat and lacking in texture or variety. The most interesting looks he made were the ones that played a bit with transparency, but too often it’s all just very flat and boring. I don’t find the shapes particularly flattering either, especially in pants.
    I love Alexandria’s final collection but don’t think there’s any way in hell Nina or Zac would sign off on her as the winner.
    I liked Helen’s collection more in the original fashion week photos where the red looked Orange. It really doesn’t hold up well under close scrutiny. The top of that bustier was a hot mess and her obvious envy of Alexandria was quite off-putting.
    I’ve always been able to overlook personality flaws in past seasons and judge the designs presented but this season it’s tougher to do so. I liked Dom so much more before her unfortunate reaction to Helen’s ouster tonight and her and Helen’s twitter behavior. Perhaps her behavior is a clue. Surely a winner would be a bit more magnanimous.
    As much as I don’t love Bradon’s collection, I’d almost rather see him win than anyone else, if only because he’s so much more likable. My guess is that Justin wins on the strength of his accessories.

    • Carrps

      I feel just the opposite — not that I particular liked the clothes — but I found his accessories cheap and tacky looking. I remember plastic accessories from the 80s like those, and I hated them then. I don’t see why he needed to use a 3D printer for such forgettable pieces.

      • Michelle Wilson

        One of spectators said they were as delicate as bird skeletons and I can imagine them being quite lovely in person. The proportions of them on the models was a bit off at times, making the models shoulders look narrow or neck look thick, but where they worked I found them quite beautiful. The clothes on the other hand looked like they were made on the cheap. My sheets have better drape and sheen than the fabric he used. Makes me wonder if he spent his budget paying off student loans and renting time on the 3-D printer instead of at the fabric store.

  • GorgeousThings

    I fell sound asleep during the runway judging, so I missed the auf. That tells you a lot about this season. Buh bye, Afterschool Special.

  • SewingSiren

    I agree with the judges this time.
    Justin’s mini collection was miles ahead (as it should be) of anything he has done on the show so far. He was smart to show pants, a day dress, and a gown.
    I enjoyed Alexandria’s too, she should have left her jacket long, As it was the silhouettes were too similar. She also came off as much more likable when she was with her students at camp couture.
    Helen’s wasn’t that bad, But more of a bridge line for a mid range department store, adapting the Paris runways trends from a season ago.

  • Howard Sturrup

    Zach looks like a Jim Henson creation that time forgot or he just escaped from ” fraggle rock”.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I forgot to say last night that I think that may be the cutest Nina has ever looked. J’adore her outfit.