TLOunge

Posted on October 03, 2013

Dibs on the red chairs, darlings!

 

La Conserverie, Paris

Fabulous. Let’s start a tab.

Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, Heidi Klum and Guest Judge Emmy Rossum

Well now don’t they all look chic as shit. Emmy’s feet are screaming in agony.

This week, it’s all about NATURE, darlings!

 

Startling innocent butterflies by holding large objects up to them!

 

Introducing Netflix to plant life!

Oh, the fun we’ll have!

 

 

Oh. Right. The one where they pretend that two thirds of the season cast isn’t showing a collection at Fashion Week. Bartender, hold the ice on the next one. And the one after that.

 

 

 

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

    • Jacquelyn

      Emmy, honey. Do yourself a favor a go down an inch or two. You don’t gotta wear them that high.

      • Call me Bee

        Such high heels. I suspect that Zac is actually taller than all those gals.

        • Eric Stott

          OMG the girls must be teeny tiny

          • PastryGoddess

            Heidi is 5’7″ so Zach must be pretty close to or over 6′

            • alyce1213

              I think you’re off a couple of inches. Heidi’s 5’9″ at least.

            • PastryGoddess

              Back in her True Hollywood Story episode, she said she was 5’7 and she couldn’t get runway work because of it. There was also something about muffins, ogling Seal’s package, and that Formula 1 baby daddy

            • Stubenville

              TMI =)

            • alyce1213

              You mean Wiki LIED? I’m hurt and shocked. Muffins, huh?

            • PastryGoddess

              Apparently she ate so many, it became her nickname

            • tallgirl1204

              Really? I am 6’1″ in my bare feet– I am now officially not intimated by ms. klum ever again. Except for that body of course. And the hair. And the face… Never mind.

            • Kristin McNamara

              Unless he’s wearing lifts too ;)

            • KellyAnn Reese

              Zac’s 5’10”. Just an average sized man :)

      • Iva

        They are like half an inch away from ballerina fetish heel territory!

        • Cheryl

          I think they really are toe shoes [with heels].

          • Iva

            I think toe shoes are more comfortable! Granted, I’ve never had to wear them for more than 40 mins at a stretch. (Not a ballet dancer. My friend taught me how to go en pointe for a comical musical theater jaunt as Fastrada. Chita Rivera, I was NOT, so I went with comic ballerina.)

            • Sarah

              My sister was in a ballet company. I took lessons, but never went en pointe because I saw what happened to her feet – it is not cool. A couple of hours of leaping around on blocks of wood wrapped in lambswool = blackened, bloody toes. I had nightmares about it. Eschew the toe shoe!!!

            • Iva

              Ow! There is a lot about ballet culture that I do not love regarding bodies.

            • Sarah

              Yeah, it’s so hard not to conflate the beauty they produce on stage and the ugliness that goes on behind it. The pain in the feet – that goes with the job, and honestly, she didn’t seem to mind that much. The body issues, Lord. There aren’t a lot of girls who can take that well. My sister couldn’t.

            • Iva

              My alma mater had to ask the young girls ballet camp not to come back after a number of summers because of all of the vomit. It was heartbreaking.

            • Laura G

              My daughter is a ballet dancer, and pointe shoes have no wood in them, nor have they ever had wood in them. The boxes of the shoes (the part dancers stand on) are made of cloth and paste formed into a box like paper mache. The toes go all the way into the toe box like a regular shoe. Lambs wool is old school cushioning. Some dancers still use it, but they now have gel pads, gel pads covered in cotton, gel pads covered in lambs wool, etc. Ballet dancers do have ugly feet, though my daughter has escaped that fate because we were fanatic about her getting a properly fit shoe. They have many many choices these days, but few fitters who know what they’re doing, unfortunately.

              All of that being said, Ms. Rossum’s shoes are ri-dic-u-lous, and much worse for the feet than a pointe shoe!

            • Sarah

              Well, my sister was dancing over twenty years ago, so I guess that might count as old school. But I appreciate your informing everyone of the truth of the times. I hope that your daughter enjoys her dancing! It truly is a lovely art.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        she’s trying to give heidi a run for her money.

      • Gatto Nero

        And the dress is an odd composite of lace, leather, and jersey? Not fond.
        But I love Nina’s jacket.

    • Eric Stott

      I wonder if they get leave to go to the Beauty Parlor?

      • MilaXX

        It’s the avant-garde challenge according to the program guide. My guess is they have to base their designs on nature or whatever park/botanical garden they are in.

        • Iva

          Ug. Not nature avant-garde. Blah. Blaaaaah!

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Beauty Parlor avant-garde would be far more interesting.

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        Evidently, they don’t get time to shower or wash their hair. At the beginning of the season I complained that Alexandria’s hair was never combed, but now I complain that Helen doesn’t seem to wash hers. I understand that when you’re being true to your art with a limited amount of time that you care more about what you’re producing than how you look, but keeping your hair clean is another matter–especially for national television. I like to see designers with a little personal flair.

        • Gatto Nero

          Helen manages to keep her nails up, though. Priorities.

    • Jacquelyn

      Also, my god they look stupid with their giant tablets aimed at plant life.

      • Aidan B

        People taking photos with iPads/full-size tablets is my new pet peeve. They look ridiculous!

        • Kristin McNamara

          New?

      • Call me Bee

        Anyone taking a photo with an iPad looks silly…

        • Aidan B

          Now imagine them taking photos of Independence Hall, on the street in Philadelphia, with those. Welcome to my morning commute.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Who even does that? Would you even get a decent picture?

            • PastryGoddess

              It doesn’t matter. They are in a cool mob mentality and boo on you for asking them to move the fuck out of the way.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Push them ALL down!

            • Stubenville

              Actually… I occasionally take a picture with my iPad Mini. The pictures look good, but holding even a little tablet to take a picture is awkward, and yea, you look like a total dork doing it.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              We forgive you for you are one of ours.

            • BrooklynBomber

              Me, too, occasionally, if I have it with me and see something I want a picture of. But 90% of the time I use an actual camera. Not even a phone.

            • manina

              They are called iSnobs.

          • BeccaGo

            Replace “Independence Hall” with “Empire State Building” and “Philadelphia” with “New York” and you’ve got my morning commute. I feel you.

            • tallgirl1204

              Insert “Grand Canyon” here. Except, oops! I’m not working because of the shutdown!
              Mix another Manhattan, please….

            • Qitkat

              /excited/ Are you in the NPS? My husband made a career of it. We have much sympathy for the shutdown on the backs of federal employees. Also, yay, Grand Canyon. Haven’t been for many years. Lived there for training at Albright.

            • 3boysful

              My grandfather designed the NPS shield.

            • formerlyAnon

              THAT is a cool factoid indeed.

            • Qitkat

              Wow! Mr Qitkat and I think that is awesome. What was his name? How did he come to do this?

            • 3boysful

              Earl Disque. He was a landscape architect for the Dept of the Interior. He retired about 1960, and became a consultant, and used to send me great postcards from all over the US and world. He also did the dept’s Xmas cards for several years.

            • Qitkat

              Thanks! It’s a great design, we have an arrowhead Christmas ornament, very classy, laser cut. It’s always fun to make connections like this on here. Sounds like you have very special memories of him.

            • 3boysful

              I know! (I adored him, and have his arrowhead from his tie-tack on my charm bracelet!)

          • Iva

            Haha. I have never seen tablet picture takers by City Hall. Granted, I’m not downtown nearly as much as I used to be for work, but that is an amusing image.

            • Aidan B

              Yeah City Hall area is not a place I’d suggest pulling out an iPad, lol.

        • PastryGoddess

          Imagine them taking photos on the National Mall and Monuments…at night.

        • Demeter

          I was in a motorboat touring Venice last summer. I couldn’t see out of the window next to me because some idiot with a large ipad was blocking the whole window while she filmed the view.

      • Inspector_Gidget

        How’s a designer supposed to hold their Yoplait(tm) while wielding that HP(tm) tablet? They should have left them in their Lexus(tm) sedans and used a Nikon(tm) or something.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Plaid!

        • Jacquelyn

          This comment is full of perfect. The Yoplait(tm) Cow would like to meet you.

        • decormaven

          Kudos on your branding knowledge. Allow me to present you with a fine pair of footwear from the Belk(TM) accessory wall.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Or is she standing on her toes?
      Oh, well, no matter. Drink time!

    • Call me Bee

      Looks like a lovely lounge, Dear Uncles. And really, after last week–I’m ready to skip watching PR and just sit here (in the third red chair) and drink vodka till I’m shit-faced. But oh the headache I would have. So I’ll have vodka moderately. On the rocks. With a couple olives. It will taste so good with the cookies I’m baking.

    • MilaXX

      I’ll take the stripe-y chair and La Nina’s jacket.
      It’s that time in the season where everyone is tired, cranky and crying at the drop of a hat, or in Helen’s case: Thursday.

      • demidaemon

        Don’t forget the whine and the “I’m being bullied!”

        • muzan-e

          And: “Bitch threw beer on my weave!”

          … wait. I’m thinking of the wrong would-be diva. Aurgh.

          • anon

            (That stank ho spilled the beer on my weave! This ain’t even my real hair!)

          • demidaemon

            Heh. Though I am super glad Tim didn’t feed into her drama tornado this time. The only thing I would have added was a well-placed slap and a bit of, “Bitch, get yourself together!”

    • BrooklynBomber

      For the first time in Project Runway history, Tim Gunn says, “For the first time in Project Runway history.”
      Or maybe not.

      • Eric Stott

        For the first time on Project Runway…Tim gives one of the girls a lingering pat on the ass

        • Call me Bee

          I’d pay cash money to see that.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          that’ll be the day. one of the boys, yeah…

          • formerlyAnon

            I doubt there’s enough booze in NYC for Mr. Gunn to so forget himself on camera. If the drama hos haven’t driven him round the bend yet, it ain’t gonna happen.

            • Gatto Nero

              He is the soul of dignity and discretion.

      • artjournallife

        Or for the first time in Project Runway history, nobody in the episode says, “For the first time in Project Runway history…”.

      • BrooklynBomber

        . . . Heidi shows she has questionable taste
        . . . Nina barely conceals her contempt
        . . . Tim says he’s concerned
        . . . a designer cries

        • PastryGoddess

          Well great, now you’ve spoiled the whole episode

          • BrooklynBomber

            HAHAHA!! ♥smooches♥

          • Stubenville

            Uh, that’s pretty much every episode.

            • BrooklynBomber

              exactly.

        • Kristin McNamara

          Bunim/Murray are gonna get so mad at you for posting their production secrets online for the world to see!! Geez, at least say Spoiler Alert when you’re gonna give that shit away!

          • BrooklynBomber

            Oh, God, i’m sorry. I’ll be more careful next time.

    • muzan-e

      Oh Nina.
      Oh Nina.
      I love you. I do. I love your style, I love your verve, I love that tight, cunning thing you do with your mouth right when you’re about eviscerate a hapless somebody with a few well-chosen words and a twinkling little grin.

      But I will wrestle you for that amazing jacket right – fucking – now.

      • PastryGoddess

        now now no violence dear…maybe Rock, Paper, Scissors instead.

        • mmebam

          While you’re busy playing Roshambo, I’m going to tackle the bitch for the jacket. You can join if you want to. :-P

      • Gatto Nero

        You could totally take her.
        Then I’d fight you for it.

    • PastryGoddess

      I totally forgot this shit show was on tonight.

      Looks like I need to run to the liquor store. Anyone need anything?

      • Eric Stott

        Absinthe, darling

      • muzan-e

        Vodka, stat. We managed to figure out a way to offer improved health insurance to all our employees this week, and I’m of a mind to celebrate.

        • Iva

          Hurray! That’s always worth celebrating! Mazel tov!

          • muzan-e

            Thank you! It’s been very exciting: we spent maybe a month in terror that the new laws were going to bankrupt us, only to have everything come together at the last possible moment in a way that allowed us to expand coverage well past essential, full-time staff. There were tears when we told people, earlier this week, and it’s been like christmases-and-birthdays ’round here ever since. *g*

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Well done!

            • BeccaGo

              This makes me so happy. :)

            • formerlyAnon

              PLEASE share your experience. With colleagues, on social media. On fucking billboards. [Redacted what motivates me to beg this as inappropriate to this forum.]

            • muzan-e

              Thank you, both *g*

              And fA: No need to detail: I live in a purple state that leans ideologically red but still manages to vote blue. You can imagine what the conversations have been like here, since this all first began. *g* But I promise, we are broadcasting the news. It’s too good to keep to ourselves. And while circumstances vary from business to business and state to state, I firmly believe that for most owners/operators, money talks louder than ideology; if they can get a good deal, they’ll embrace the system gladly enough. That’s certainly been my experience here this week. *g*

              (Mods, please feel free to delete this if I’m being too political; no hard feelings if you do. It’s just damned exciting and I blurt. *g*)

      • Call me Bee

        Nope–I”m good. And I have plenty of vodka in the freezer so you don’t need to get that…

      • Sarah

        Had a hair color disaster this week and am now looking like a stranger, so plenty of whatever erases the mind the most, thank you. If I’m going to go WTF every time I look in the mirror, might as well be really lit when I do it.

        • SouthernGirlRena

          Oh dear, that is awful! Since no one knows me here so it doesn’t matter if you all think I’m tacky, I’ve had better luck with Nice and Easy than I have getting my color professionally done. And since my hair grows so fast, I have to redo the roots every 4 weeks. There is no way I can afford to pay what a stylist cost when I can do it myself for 8 bucks.

          • Sarah

            Ha! Nice N Easy was both the culprit and the savior. I have since fixed it with another color but I ended up much darker than intended, which everyone says is very nice and quite striking, so I’m not telling anyone about the full on mistake that it all was, and pretending it was fully intentional, but it was quite a shock. I was trying to go from blond to strawberry blond, and ended up Bozo-the-clown, and now am raven-haired. Hence the feeling a bit out of my skin, if you catch my drift.

            • Inspector_Gidget

              Hey, that’s the nice thing about starting off light. Many shades left to darken your screwups!

            • BrooklynBomber

              I had a disaster several months ago, and the word “Bozo” was bandied about. It was just awful. Yet I got more compliments on my hair color during that time — I think people respond to vividness. {By the way, stay away from Olia.}

          • conniemd

            Reminds me when my senior year in high school a friend agreed to do my hair, but it wasn’t left in long enough and I ended up with the orange blonde hair. My senior picture was taken that week and I wore my favorite rose colored sweater. Orange and pink in my yearbook. What a disaster.

            • SouthernGirlRena

              Hopefully enough time has passed since that traumatic time in you life and it won’t hurt your feeling to know I laughed out loud at that mental picture. Thanks for that!

          • UsedtobeEP

            Am just now reading this and laughing. I can’t stand to blow a hundred dollars every few weeks on covering up the dark roots that appeared a few years ago, so I finally got brave and dyed it myself. Lately I have been thinking about becoming a brunette, over time.

        • PastryGoddess

          awww I’m sorry. Want me to slap that bitch of a colorist for you?

          • Sarah

            That bitch was me!!! Awwww. The lil picture on the box LIED.

            • PastryGoddess

              Apparently I’m in a violent mood. I can go and slap the photographer for you :)

              I’m a big fan of Feria…more expensive, but it hasn’t come out wrong yet

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              I like to push people down. It’s more satisfying that just a slap, I find.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I’m going to try the key lime watermelon margarita mix I got for my birthday….it may be a mistake, but it’s all my mistake. (I love tequila. I regard it as a character flaw but one I’m not anxious to improve.)

        • Eric Stott

          Greetings Daaaahling(plaid)

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I plaid you, too!

        • formerlyAnon

          Report back. I feel similarly about gin.

      • Cheryl

        I’m on Long Island so of course I made some iced tea. (No, real iced tea – I brewed it myself this morning!)

      • Gatto Nero

        Elderflower liqueur, please.

    • Eric Stott

      I’m going to watch the repeat to see Alexander give the quick stink eye to Zac (if they keep it in)

    • Sarah

      Alexandria is wearing her dropped-crotch pants, yo!

      • Eric Stott

        I guess Someone has to…

      • Blair Sylvester

        now with adjustable crotch drop !

      • conniemd

        I saw that too!

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        So sad… it’s like she’s constantly trying to make “fetch” happen.

    • kittenwithaquip

      Heidi always talks about being a big supporter of supporting “the girls”. She got famous modeling lingerie…
      HOW THE FUCK DOES SHE NOT NOTICE THAT HER TITS ARE DROOPY? That really isn’t body snark– it’s amazement. Tits sag. Tits sag a lot after kids. Without support mine are probably mid-waist by now. (I’d say definitively if I had a waist anymore, but I like to pretend my rib cage is my waist instead.) Surely Victoria’s Secret makes a push-up bra in Heidi’s size?

      I do like Nina’s jacket, and Zac’s grey and purple color combo. Keepin’ it posi.

    • demidaemon

      Oh, man it’s been a long week filled with TMI student drama and quite a bit of whining from some of my students. I would be looking forward to the weekend, if I didn’t have lessons to prepare, textbooks to vet, and essays to grade. Tonight’s my sit back and relax night, and I intend to enjoy it.

      • Sarah

        I feel you. I have to work through Saturday, have to turn in an annotated bib for my thesis on Sat afternoon, and I have a paper due for some other, less important thing on Sunday night, but I’m going to drink and watch PR this evening. So there.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Be a fool not to.

          • Sarah

            Mama didn’t raise any sober fools, that’s the truth.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Least not around here! :)

        • demidaemon

          BK solidarity! I wish I could participate in the drinking aspect, but, sadly, I am banned from imbibing alcohol. Woe is me!

          Although, I am enjoying this time before I start being a student again in August 2014 when I start my PhD coursework. It’s exhilarating but scary.

          • Sarah

            Yeah, the exhilirating but scary bit was a couple of years ago for me. I’m now just ready for it to be OVAH so I can get this fabulous new level of income everyone assures me will be mine after I’m a holder of not one but two degrees. (And even more loan debt). Enjoy your non-studenty-ness while it lasts!

            • demidaemon

              Yes. I refuse to take out any more loans. The last degree’s cost is going to hang over me until I’m 100, I fear.

            • Sarah

              You and me both, my friend. I’m counting on Public Service Loan Forgiveness, if at all possible, since work for the public library, but we’ll see if that program lasts…

          • conniemd

            Good luck on your Ph.D. I passed my written and oral exams, but never did my dissertation to my great regret. Keep with it.

            • formerlyAnon

              I feel like seeing this tonight was “meant.” I nearly gave up and withdrew to go ABD in August. I’m doing one last revision of my research plan & analysis so as to make data collection managable and I’ve been struggling. I know I’ll eventually regret not finishing if I don’t but I am pretty sick of being frustrated.

          • formerlyAnon

            Yay for you! My unsolicited advice: Go All In.

            My master’s (with toddlers) was a relative breeze, but I’m struggling so hard to get the dissertation done after more than ten years of part-time Ph.D. work combined with child rearing and working. I’ve borrowed very little money, but I’m broke and way behind in saving for retirement. (I went back to school after working a decade). I am still a proponent of a balanced life, but if the time your degree gets is not equal to or greater than the time any single other aspect of your life (family/partner, work, serious hobby) gets EVERY SINGLE WEEK [except for an annual vacation, birth or death in the family], you are just prolonging and possibly increasing your agony. You are not going to get less sick of your topic as time passes.

            • demidaemon

              I am always super impressed by those people who go to school AND work AND raise their children. It’s awe-inspiring. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching some of those people and you know what: they’ve almost always been my most dedicated students.

              I have no idea what my topic is going to be at this point. I’m going for a literature degree to balance out my MFA in creative writing. I’m going to try and combine those with some study in intercultural literature. Wish me luck. I plan to finish in four years (yikes!). Not that I have much choice, since I had to defer a year to save money and find a place to where I’m moving for school. At least I’ll be within a half hour of my brother and best friend. Yay! And maybe I’ll get back into dating again, which I haven’t even participated in in ten years.

              I’m just letting it all hang out tonight! Go me!

            • formerlyAnon

              Different programs have different norms, 4 years sounds like Going All In to me, it is faster than the norm but not unheard of in my program. Sounds like you have a plan, so all is good!

      • Iva

        I am also teaching tomorrow! Grading essays is the worst! Blech.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I cannot even imagine grading essays. I used to proof for friends in college. It made me realize why the stuff that I handed in that I considered half-assed still got decent grades – I could use grammar, write complete sentences, and even had paragraphs! And that was {mumbles} years ago. I doubt it’s improved.

          • Iva

            No comment. :)

            • demidaemon

              I also tutor ESL students and really, really feel for them. English is not the easiest language to get any grasp of.

          • Kristin McNamara

            Or you could be a math teacher like me and hardly ever have to grade words.. just numbers! I would die if I had to grade essays all the time. Just as I felt when I was a student, I still think that type of grading is so subjective, I could personally never feel good about it. I need an easily defendable RIGHT answer to use a a measure, with points taken off for things between that and incoherent.

        • Courtney

          Hands down. There are currently three sets of them languishing in my work bag at the moment. I keep hoping the grading elves will take care of it for me. Alas, it has not happened yet.

          • 3boysful

            You’re supposed to just toss them down a flight of stairs. No one taught you that? ;)

            • formerlyAnon

              I heard it was tossing UP a flight of stairs. Wonder how the difference skews the distribution.

    • Karen Clark

      Hmm, didn’t this challenge already happen? With Judy Noodles and that bitchy Bettie Page wanna-be?

      • PastryGoddess

        When referencing Kenly you must remember the cat throwing

    • Ellen T

      I thought it was the higher the hair, the closer to God. Apparently Emmy thinks it’s the higher the shoes, the closer to God.

    • Stubenville

      Ugh,horrible week at work again. I need some Champers, bartender!

      • Eric Stott

        On the budget of THIS show they’d probably give you Champale

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Or Cold Duck…

          I’ll share my pitcher of margaritas! And then we can do shots.

          • Call me Bee

            Oh my God don’t even mention Cold Duck. Bad, bad college memories…

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              And truly foul hangovers. Ah, college….

            • BuffaloBarbara

              Oh, yes. Though the worst was the “mixed drink” I had at a party. Romulan ale — blueberry Kool-Aid made with cheap vodka instead of water.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              We used to have kool-aid parties. We mix up a batch (with water – we weren’t that imaginative) and drink it with vodka, then make another color and so on….the evening was then recalled by color of the kool-aid. Good times.

            • alyce1213

              I just threw up in my mouth a little.

            • formerlyAnon

              OH, no. Good college memories . . .

          • Stubenville

            You’re too kind. Mind if I just skip ahead to the shots?

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              No problem. With or without salt and lime?

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            OMG-mentioning Cold Duck gives me a flashback to the old college dorm and a bottle of Andre Cold Duck…..

        • decormaven

          May I offer a Shake ‘Em Up? Bonus points to the BK who can name the ingredients to this fine vintage cocktail.

    • Aidan B

      No liquor for this bitter kitten tonight, I just gave blood :( which is really a shame, because I was looking forward to reading Helen’s tweets after last week’s bitchfest, and I feel like that’s best done NOT sober.

    • Joanne Robertson

      Nina’s jacket is everything!!

      • Aidan B

        Right?! I would skin puppies for that coat! (OK not really)

        • Joanne Robertson

          Indeed!!!

    • blondie65

      So…appears they are going to a butterfly habitat … I recognize plumbago, daylilies, rubekias. I can’t imagine anything more inspirational….but butterfly gardening is my hobby/escape so I might be a bit biased. (my avatar is two swallowtails fighting over my lantana)

      • Stubenville

        What a nice hobby! They swarm my four big Buddleja davidii bushes when they’re in full bloom.

      • Violina23

        I think it might be the butterfly section of the Bronx zoo… I was just there with the family a few weeks ago :)

      • alyce1213

        Jealous. (I live in an apartment)

        • PastryGoddess

          If you have a balcony, the butterflies will come and fight over your beautiful flowers

          • alyce1213

            I have a balcony and plants — I’m 11 floors up, though. I’ve seen a few butterflies over the years, not enough for a hobby/escape.

            • blondie65

              And you could try for hummingbirds….they will travel up for nectar and most hummingbird nectar plants are great for container growing.

      • MilaXX

        Ah, makes sense. The episode is called: The butterfly effect.

    • Jacquelyn

      Amidst all this lovely color and life, I predict Justin will be inspired to make something black. Perhaps with white trim.

      • PastryGoddess

        I think Helen is going to have a meltdown about how hard it is to take inspiration from flowers and colors and pretty shit.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          She doesn’t do pretty!

          • Eric Stott

            To be honest, Helen’s stuff has been shockingly conventional. I’d expect slashes and asymetry, and she does pleats and godets. The edginess is definitely all surface.

            • PastryGoddess

              I agree,

              I think edginess is a cover up for inexperience. If she messes something up, she can cry edginess and point of view rather than taking responsibility for her screw up.

              Hmmm..I wonder if that excuse would work with some of my clients when I screw up

            • alyce1213

              Do you have any tats to flash?

            • PastryGoddess

              Nope, I cry like a baby at sustained pain. Interestingly enough I don’t mind needles. I prefer them over pills FOR MY MEDICINE…PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE DO YOU HEAR.

            • alyce1213

              Same here, some pills make me nauseous. And no tats for me, either.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Tats are kind of like being drawn on with a fine-tip pen. And, depending on where you get it, it’s about that level of annoyance. There needs to be some fat or muscle tissue.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              I’m pretty sure that she thinks tats + black hair = edgy. She’s wrong.

        • MilaXX

          Nah, she’ll be inspired by the dirt

    • Munchkn

      I may miss the first part of the PR tonight as there’s a webinar sponsored by NOAH “A Virtual Look Through the Eyes of People With Albinism” My granddaughter has albinism and just got fitted with glasses yesterday. She’s three. I hope she got prescription sunglasses, too, as she has to wear them anytime she’s in bright light. This should be interesting -more interesting than Project Runway.

      • PastryGoddess

        That does sound very interesting. You must come and let us know how it went

        • Munchkn

          I will!

          • formerlyAnon

            I learned something today!

    • quiltrx

      Judging from the judges, I would have guessed this is the Winter Leather challenge. Not very flowery…

    • Eric Stott

      For the First Time On Project Runway…….you are allowed to show the Good China

      • quiltrx

        But Russian Freddie Mercury did that on like the first episode!
        (AND the judges pretended not to notice vulva)

        • Call me Bee

          Oh don’t remind me I almost blocked it out of my mind’s eye….

        • Eric Stott

          Yes- but I mean show it and FLAUNT it……I can’t imagine what the L’oreal stylists would do though….”We’re going to give you smoky eye AND smoky lips!”

          • Sarah

            EEEWW hahaha

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Sometimes you scare me. But in a good way.

          • catlover2x

            Ew, but ROTFLMAO!

    • GorgeousThings

      I don’t know if you saw the Wall Street Journal, friends, but they gave widdle Zac Posen quite the drubbing for his collection at MBFW, saying that he’s perhaps spreading himself too thin with the PR judging. Ouch!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I feel sad that I didn’t even have to think about what MBFW meant.

    • GorgeousThings

      Caption for the judges picture, L to R

      Nina: I’m fabulous, my jacket is fabulous, my shoes are fabulous and I don’t need bunion surgery after wearing them.

      Zac: Fuck the Wall Street Journal. And Rupert Murdoch. And Christina Binkley. And the horses they all rode in on.

      Heidi: Which camera am I supposed to be smiling at?

      Emmy: I’m going to fucking kill my stylist as soon as they take this picture. Where are my damned UGGs?!!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Love.

      • PastryGoddess

        Win and awesome sauce for you my dear

    • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

      I look forward to high-high heels going out of style. They don’t appeal to my sense of style whatsoever. It’s true that I’m older (than I once was) and I’ve had injury to my back and legs; I shouldn’t take them for granted . I can only choose style over reason to some degree, so I admit to some lack of objectivity. I loved the flats that were stylish in the 80s. Although heels can make a woman’s legs look sexy but these super high ones look idiotic and they deform the foot. In several of the photos here at T.Lo. on various pages we can see the feet and toes and arches jammed into these shoes.

      • Call me Bee

        I, too, am a woman of a certain age, and I can handle about a 3 inch heel for a short time–like walking from the car to the table in the restaurant. I just watched the 1939 movie, “The Women” and I noticed how nice their legs all looked in modest 2- and 3-inch heels.

        • conniemd

          3 inches is it for me. I was a skier and raced until I graduated from high school. I suffered numerous sprained ankles. High heels are hard because my tendons and ligaments just won’t hold my foot up high without flopping. Comfortable can be fashionable.

      • Munchkn

        I read in Vogue a few years ago that Bobbi Brown gave up wearing heels after 9/11. She had to walk all the way home and heels hurt too much to walk all that way. Flats were more comfortable. She also figured that heels didn’t really make her look tall; they only made her look a little less short.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      You can have the red chairs, but only if I can drag over a beanbag or something to hang out on. :P Avant garde and nature inspiration. Drinking game: One sip for everyone who mentions flying or adding something to “suggest wings”. Down it every time someone mentions metamorphosis. Pour a second and down it if this is followed up by a story about how the designer relates to butterflies because of said metamorphosis from an unsure, insecure caterpillar, apparently to a REALLY insecure butterfly…

      • Eric Stott

        “I was inspired by the labels next to the plants”

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Afterschool special: “I saw a wheelbarrow full of dead dandelions.”

          • Eric Stott

            “I saw a container of Roundup, so my dress is a protest against Monsanto”

            • PastryGoddess

              Are we sure that’s not Sustainicorn’s line?

            • Eric Stott

              He’d be going “Fly free- escape!”

            • Jacquelyn

              “I didn’t put any clothes on my model because naked is natural and sustainable. And I’m making a statement. Aren’t I precious? *giggle*”

        • Stubenville

          No bricks, dear?

        • Jacquelyn

          “Because you see it’s a METAPHOR. You can’t LABEL something. I’m being ARTIST.”

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I’d play, but I’m completely uninspired. I think they’ve sucked it all out of me.

          • Eric Stott

            “I’m uninspired, so I’m going with a preconceived idea and will babble to tie it to the theme”

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Now why didn’t I think of that?

            • Eric Stott

              I’m very mediocre

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              It’s one of your very best qualities!

      • PastryGoddess

        I don’t know if there is enough alcohol for that. Also…work in the morning

        • Call me Bee

          I don’t! I’m in!

    • Stubenville

      Buy our vitamins and embarrass yourself in public.

    • hughman

      I love those red chairs. I also love the idea of bringing people up one by one to announce them to you while you hold court.

      “Now you know which one is which, right? Tom is the tall one. BUT WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T MENTION THAT. Also, remember not to ask “who does your blazer”. And if ordered, you must present your shoes as such : toepoint, side, side, heel. Got it? Have you reviewed this season’s shows or do you need more time? Oh, one last thing : if you think you’re going to pass out, make sure you fall backwards and gracefully spread your skirt out around your legs. Good luck and we’ll debrief when you’re dismissed.”

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        You win!! It all!

    • Stubenville

      Anyone planning on watching Donatella’s Tantrums? I mean House of Versace?

      • Jacquelyn

        Oh gods yes. It’ll be like watching a PR marathon, complete with lots of booze.

        • Eric Stott

          a train wreck

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I am so there! I wonder if we could lobby for a TLounge?

      • PastryGoddess

        Is that on tonight? I mean really Lifetime needs to think of our livers

        • alyce1213

          Saturday.

          • PastryGoddess

            Phew…I might catch it then. I’ll need the booze after teaching a class all day

      • alyce1213

        I already have a reminder set.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I saw a trailer for that and it looked positively, totally awesomely awful-something that might be a true guilty pleasure….with enough alcohol.

      • demidaemon

        You know, I wasn’t going to, but those trailers are pretty riveting. I think I may have to take a dip in the crazy Lifetime movie pool.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      I had forgotten about Kate’s hideously ugly brown sack dress she was wearing last week. What was she thinking?

      • PastryGoddess

        That it was cute, amazing, and oh so chic.

        • Jacquelyn

          and it empowered her as a designer. Don’t forget about the empowering.

          • PastryGoddess

            Damn, I rolled my eyes too hard and they fell out. Give me a minute to go and find them

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              I think I saw one go under a green chair to the left.

    • Jacquelyn

      Alexandria or Justin tonight? My money is on Justin. So close to the end, totally reeks of producers.

      • Eric Stott

        For The First Time this season……..Justin’s cap comes off

      • Call me Bee

        I say Justin. Already getting the loser edit.

    • PastryGoddess

      what the hell is she wearing?

      • Eric Stott

        the bedspread from an Econo Lodge

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Or Motel 6

          • Eric Stott

            No- that would be pl*id

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              I stayed at a Motel 6 last year (don’t judge) and it had this seriously eye-searing traveling the USA bedspread. I was awed by it’s awfulness.

        • Stubenville

          Oh honey, you’re on fire tonight!

        • blondie65

          first spray of wine on the computer!!

    • M. H. Leader

      Betcha Alexandra goes home tonight…

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Sausage hanging in front of your nose? I thought she was dating someone…

    • Jacquelyn

      I’m German I like sausages better.

      Heidi…go home. You might be drunk.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        You say drunk like it’s a bad thing.

    • Jacquelyn

      Butterflies are Afterschool Special’s favorite things. (she bugs)

    • Eric Stott

      the yearly Billy B sighting

      • Eric Stott

        he really isn’t designed to be seen in full daylight

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          He looked like he didn’t like it.

          • Eric Stott

            he never does. He’s only comfortable judging Drag. Hard to believe but he’s paler than Tim.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        he’s looking downright creepy.

    • Stubenville

      OF COURSE it’s a product placement…; groan.

      • Cheryl

        BUTTERFLY MASCARA! MUST HAVE

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I want to know why L’oreal makeup never looks as good when I use it. :-p

        • Eric Stott

          you don’t have a mustache to help you apply it

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            That must be it.

    • M. H. Leader

      Butterflies hawking MASCARA? Seriously?

    • ChristinaRi

      I’m not a fan of Helen’s tattoos. I am a fuddy duddy

      • PastryGoddess

        You are not a fuddy duddy..they are ugly

      • M. H. Leader

        can’t you imagine her at 83, a wrinkly crone in the nursing home, covered with crumpled-up ink?

        • Denise Plank

          Ken’s pussy bow will be halfway down his chest…

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Along with her haranguing all of the health aides about how no one understands her.

    • Stubenville

      Can anyone spot the Yoplait cow in the butterfly house?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Don’t say like that!

    • Jacquelyn

      Product! Look at this product! PRODUCT!

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Wow, I’m impressed that they’re giving them 2 days

    • ChristinaRi

      Billy is a scary lookin’ dude.

    • M. H. Leader

      And there’s a Lexus hiding under a bush…
      Naturally Alexandra turns butterflies into Goth.

      • Eric Stott

        well done goth butterflies could be cool…but she doesn’t have the chops

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Do goth butterflies have dropped crotches?

    • M. H. Leader

      Aw…Justin has a butterfly on his head. Cute.

    • guest2visits

      Too late Ikea, Helen has already gone depressive with her dead moth dress.

    • ChristinaRi

      awwww a butterfly on Justin’s hat. Too perfect.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Butterflies = outsider? Huh?

      • Courtney

        I guess butterflies have mean girls, too?

      • M. H. Leader

        No…ALBINO butterfly=outsider

        Still makes no sense, of course.

      • PastryGoddess

        it totally makes sense. On opposite day

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        he and alexandria are both going for the sad side of butterflies. don’t think the judges are gonna love that.

    • M. H. Leader

      I think they should have a challenge with Swatch as the inspiration.

      • wontons

        And let him be guest judge.

    • ChristinaRi

      Swatch! My evening is perfected.

      • Jacquelyn

        He’s why I keep coming back year after torturous year.

    • PastryGoddess

      I see dead butterflies

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      There must be a reason why they keep talking about their budget….

      • Courtney

        I bet they have to go back and do a ready to wear companion piece with help from an eliminated designer and none of them have any money left.

        • Stubenville

          Sounds legit.

          • Eric Stott

            Could be one of those “first off….first back” nights.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          good call!

      • Jacquelyn

        Go Bank! Product!

    • PastryGoddess

      I’m loving the shiny shiny fabric Bradon picked

    • M. H. Leader

      budget busting…

    • ChristinaRi

      Chunky piping? Dunno about that.

    • Eric Stott

      Justin sounds confident – that’s often the Auf edit

    • Cheryl

      Puh-leese. There never was an issue with money. They have had as much as they needed. It was all Product Placement for Go Bank.

      • SouthernGirlRena

        I was only half paying attention when they explained the process but I think everyone has like $3000 and each week Tim suggests an amount for that challenge to ensure they have enough to last the whole season. I would imagine they are hoping at least one will run out of money and have to use muslin and/or leftover fabric on the last challenge.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          yup, i think they’re gonna have to make an additional look and at least one will be broke. somebody already called it.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      wait – they’re showing us the design process……not sure I can actually process this….

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Oh, no. Bradon is caught up in technique. That does not bode well.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        Too bad they don’t have a pasta sponsor. His noodles would have been the perfect tie in!

        • PastryGoddess

          Don’t give them ideas for next year!

          • Angela_the_Librarian

            Designers, you must design a dress inspired by a pasta shape (rigatoni, ravioli, etc.), use the Kraft accessory wall thoughtfully

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Considering some of the challenges we’ve had (see: last week), being inspired by a pasta shape could be an improvement.

            • Eric Stott

              Your materials will be pasta, muslin, glue & gold paint

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Didn’t we make that in kindergarten?

            • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

              and your look must be avant garde while still appropriate for the office, and will sell at k mart for $19.99.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Hey, they did that Campbell’s soup thing…

          • Eric Stott

            THOU SHALT NOT!

    • PastryGoddess

      Afterschool special has a sad

      DRINK!

      • Stubenville

        But she doesn’t know WHAT TO DO! Wah!

        • Jacquelyn

          It’ sooooo haarrrrrrrd!

          • Stubenville

            Maybe Tim should give her some Yoplait to get inspired.

            • PastryGoddess

              I think she needs a ride in a Lexus

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          can you imagine her in bed…”i don’t know what to do….i think i’m having an asthma attack.” what a turn on. (not)

          • formerlyAnon

            It may be time to go to bed. I giggled – not snorted or laughed – giggled over this.

    • Stubenville

      Insipid white people in a Lexus.

      • PastryGoddess

        In a white lexus

        • Stubenville

          Wearing white pancake makeup.

          • PastryGoddess

            I’m sensing a theme here

          • Eric Stott

            eating white bread with mayonnaise

            • PastryGoddess

              You know sometimes you need a good mayonnaise sandwich

            • Courtney

              I would argue that there is no such thing.

            • Eric Stott

              ok- how about Marshmallow Fluff

            • Courtney

              I could support that. Especially when drunk.

            • alyce1213

              Right out of the jar, with a spoon.

            • PastryGoddess

              it makes sense when you are wasted. Not so much in the light of day

            • Courtney

              Many things do. Still not sure that’s one of them.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Such is the way of many, many things.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Lutefisk!

            • Call me Bee

              And lefse, too!

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              But I like lefse. Especially with honey butter.

      • ChristinaRi

        Hey Don’t judge. Is there a better place for them to be?

        • Stubenville

          Is off my TV an option?

    • ChristinaRi

      I just remembered that Helen doesn’t like us.

      • PastryGoddess

        Now I have a sad

        DRINK!

      • Stubenville

        Because Helen’s a talentless hack. But I mean that in the nicest possible way.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        really, what a bitch. she couldn’t buy a sense of humor if she was a billionaire.

    • Courtney

      A nail expert. Mmmkay.

    • Eric Stott

      OHHH….NAILS! (shrug)

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        NO – GLOBAL NAILS!!!!

    • Jacquelyn

      Nail expert!!!!!!!!

      Me: wut?

    • housefulofboys

      Why are the L’Oreal guy’s nails so dirty? Is he a gardener, too?

      • Eric Stott

        Up close Billy B is kinda skeevy

        • Stubenville

          He probably smells like bourbon, cigarettes and pee.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            It’s the pee that’s off-putting.

          • Eric Stott

            he probably smells of the last boy he……..was with

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Good on you, Eric – discretion is the better part of valor.

      • MilaXX

        Billy B does that black chipped rock n roll polish thing.

    • ChristinaRi

      I love make-up.

      Just not on Project Runway

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Oh no, mullet gown!

    • PastryGoddess

      Bradon WUT DA FUQ

    • otterbird

      I’m so old I can remember when L’Oreal commercials kind of apologized for being more expensive. Anyone else remember that? “L’Oreal may be a bit more expensive. But I’m worth it.” Or am I so old I’m in fact senile and remembering wrong?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I remember.

        And we are not old. Senile, maybe, but not old.

      • ChristinaRi

        Hair color

        • otterbird

          That’s right! It was hair color! Aww… suddenly I’m a wee imp again and Charlie’s Angels is the greatest television program ever.

          • Cheryl

            It was Cybill Shepherd’s iconic tagline.

            • otterbird

              I did not know that! I wasn’t really aware of her until Moonlighting. Which was an AWESOME SHOW.

            • alyce1213

              Rent “The Last Picture Show” (1971), her first movie. It’s very good.

            • otterbird

              I’ve seen it- she’s so lovely in it. Also found the section on her and Peter Bogdonovich in “Easy Riders Raging Bulls” very entertaining reading (which inspired me to rent Last Picture Show). But had no idea she was a L’Oreal girl.

    • ChristinaRi

      Justin isn’t my favorite designer, but I think he’s top of the list as a person.

      I also love Dom. Little ray of sunshine.

      • otterbird

        Me too. I want her to like me.

    • Jacquelyn

      Helen made a black cocoon. And now she has a sad.

      DRINK!

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        and SHE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME!!! news flash, helen. tough love, tim? KICK HER FUCKIN ASS. that’s some tough love, there.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Is that why I fell asleep last night during the runway judging? I must have been shitfaced by the time Helen was done being depressed for this episode.

    • PastryGoddess

      Afterschool special meltdown in 10…9…8…7…6…

      • Courtney

        Well timed. :)

      • alyce1213

        Drink!

      • ChristinaRi

        lol Just posted the same

      • blondie65

        Seriously… that wine/cry out of her just now….she sounded exactly like my 7 year old. DH came out of the bedroom confused b/ c all kids are in bed…..had to explain, just the TV. Really.

      • susan6

        “For the first time in Project Runway history”…..Tim Gunn tells a designer to sack the hell up.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        More like “Afterschool Special meltdown in 1…”

    • ChristinaRi

      Crying in three — two — one

      And there we go

    • M. H. Leader

      Drinky-poos for all.

      Afterschool special doesn’t wanna go home. Waaa. Waaa. Pay attention to me. Waaa.

      Like anybody else wants to go home???

      • Stubenville

        Well I want her to go home.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          + 1, 000,000

        • PastryGoddess

          Can we give you an internet

      • Courtney

        That always amuses me every single time a reality show contestant talks about how they should win because they want it So Badly. As if everyone else was just there for shits and giggles.

    • PastryGoddess

      This Versace movie is going to be AMAZING!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        “I was always crazy. Even before the drugs.”

        • PastryGoddess

          The accent, the dialog, everything! Instant classic. I certainly hope there is Fug the Fromage on Monday

          • Darva Sutra

            A Versace Fromage posting is a sure thing, Heather and Jessica have already committed! Please, PLEASE I want “Rob Lowe” co-starring as Donatella’s plastic surgeon/prescription pill dealer.

        • Stubenville

          Money quote.

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          Needs to be a t-shirt

          • alyce1213

            YES

        • PastryGoddess

          Can I substitute drugs for alcohol

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Alcohol is a drug, silly.

            • PastryGoddess

              And this is why I’m not allowed outside the house on my own

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              None of us should be.

      • Eric Stott

        It might be fun in 5 minute bursts

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Bringing back the “Showgirls” Gina we all love! I can’t wait!

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I cannot fucking WAIT!

    • Iva

      Who’s excited for Crystal the Goddess as Dontella? This guy!

    • PastryGoddess

      James Gandolfini…

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Yawn.
      Wow, seriously, I’ve got nothing else.

      Okay, okay. I’m a little nervous for Dom.

      And is anything we’re seeing the start of here even a little bit avant garde?

      • Courtney

        When was the last time we saw anything even a little bit avant garde in the avant garde challenge?

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Chistian Siriano and Chris March.

          • Courtney

            I thought same, then I wondered if maybe I’d forgotten something, so I decided the rhetorical question was the way to go.

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            my all time favorite season!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            When their model hit the runway in that design that was one of the few times I’ve actually gasped-in a good way- at PR. That gown is one of my all time favs.

    • Jacquelyn

      Anyone else worried about the cow? The commercial hasn’t been seen.

      • otterbird

        Maybe he finally got to meet it and they decided they were better off as friends?

      • alyce1213

        On a related note, I found the 90-year-old Swiffer couple very cute the first 10,000 times I saw the commercial. Now, they just annoy me.

        • Stubenville

          Maybe the Yoplait cow could poop on her kitchen floor.

          • alyce1213

            You mean the fool’s paradise?

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          My 85 year-old parents think they are cute role models!

        • BrooklynBomber

          Oh, my God, I can’t bear them. Mr.Bomber loves them.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        somebody actually DID fuck the cow that made this.

    • Jacquelyn

      Tim ain’t got time for this!

    • Tigerfly

      I’d like to give her a swift kick in the ass.

      • Cheryl

        THAT was a critique?

    • MilaXX

      Oh no the pinterest nails have invaded Project Runway. Of course Helen is having a melt down. We should take bets as to how long it takes Helen to start crying next week.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        we can always hope she won’t be here.

    • Stubenville

      Alexandria’s made me roar! A nightgown for Wednesday Addams?

    • Eric Stott

      Alexandria’s is Avant Garde, by-the-book.

    • ChristinaRi

      I wish Tim would stop kicking Helen in the ass.

      But, Timmy — stop with the patten mix. and the checks and the plaids.

      • PastryGoddess

        Should he aim for the head instead?

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          YES.

      • Stubenville

        Checks mix?

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I like Chex mix.

          • Stubenville

            Nom, nom, nom!

        • ChristinaRi

          Stop!

    • Jacquelyn

      Alexandria’s THING is horrid.

      • Eric Stott

        Yeah- but to be honest a LOT of hiddy horrid goes down the high fashion runway & the crowds eat it up

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          We are not “the crowds”.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      I was hoping that someone would be a little more literal and make designer butterfly wings.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        For the 3 year old in all of us.

        • formerlyAnon

          Middle schooler. As far as I can tell, they have been a popular staple among nerdy/artsy middle school girls for at least a decade now. [School dance chaperone witness, here.]

          • housefulofboys

            Butterflies go back to the 60’s, especially psychedelic ones!

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        remember that girl from another planet made butterfly wings and wrote backwards on them. i loved her.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          She was the one that spit-marked her fabric, I think. A really lovely person…Eliza? She’d been hit by a car while crossing the street in London.

          • Eric Stott

            She made that gown that was exquisite until the knees- and then it had fabric tumors

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I was totally hoping someone would pull an Ivy Winters and do actual ginormous wings!

    • Victoria

      Helen sure seemed to turn off the tears as soon as she saw Tim was not going to coddle her

      • Jacquelyn

        Agreed that was totally show.

      • PastryGoddess

        I know people like that and it annoys the hell out of me

    • ChristinaRi

      YES!!!! You need to stop being a baby! Bingo! Eureka!

    • GTrain

      god Helen STFU!!!!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        YES! Oh dear gods, YES!

        • PastryGoddess

          oh honey’s have a drink. you’ll feel better afterwards

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        but i don’t WANNA GO HOME!!! well, helen, that’s unique.

    • otterbird

      Wait- where is Ya? Did I miss her? WHERE IS YA?

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        the models are totally inconsequential now. they could have taken her out and shot her for all we’ll ever know.

      • Carrps

        She’s Alexandria’s model. In a HORRIBLE wig.

        • otterbird

          I realized that halfway through the episode- I got thrown when she wasn’t Braden’s usual model and got very anxious when she was with Alexandria. I have a huge girl crush on her.

          If they’re going to switch the models around, I wish they’d let us see the process. Unless it’s a producer thing. Which would then make the competition part for the models totally pointless.

    • guest2visits

      Holy …. I thought they were to be inspired by butterflies….not bats. They went into a garden and saw the reaper.
      That must have been some latte they had on the way.

    • Jacquelyn

      If I hear “we all want to go to NY Fashion Week” one more time….

    • PastryGoddess

      And what is wrong with Pricilla Queen of the Desert Bradon. Huh…Huh

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        And it’s companion piece To Wong Fu

      • otterbird

        Which “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” do you mean, Bradon? Do you mean OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN PRISCILLA? ‘Cause that’s the only one I know!

      • Eric Stott

        Dom is going to get the “Too literal” critique

    • Call me Bee

      I may jinx it, but I haven’t seen the Yoplait ad yet.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I thought we’d all agreed not to talk about it.

    • ChristinaRi

      I hate the music on this Tide commercial.

    • PastryGoddess

      Oh look a NEW yogurt ad. yay

    • PastryGoddess

      thank goodness we finally found the black people

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        They were lost?

    • Annaline39

      Dom’s reminds me of Judy Jetson

      • Eric Stott

        Bradon’s reminds me of Judy Jetson’s hair

        • Annaline39

          Or maybe the “Miss Galaxy” contest in that one episode

    • ChristinaRi

      Scary music. :o

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      It’s the Charmin Loser’s Wall!

    • Tigerfly

      Duh, duh, duh, DUH…

    • PastryGoddess

      who called it!!!!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      What the hell is Helen wearing? I thought that the looks of horror were at her dress.

    • ChristinaRi

      First time in Project Runway history!! Yay.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      This is actually sort of interesting.

      • Courtney

        Pity they turned it into a Frankenchallenge by grafting it onto this one.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Yes.

    • otterbird

      Okay, this is kind of a fun idea.

    • Jacquelyn

      So now they are making an avant-garde look inspired by butterflies for a makeup company and use old outfits. OMG Producers. That is like 5 challenges in one. You have lost it.

    • otterbird

      PICK SUSTANICORN! PICK SUSTANICORN!

      • otterbird

        Okay, fine. Make it into some kind of therapy. Whatever. I still believe in Sustanicorns!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Holy shit. Why would anyone take that piece o’crap that was Kate’s?

      • PastryGoddess

        Afterschool Special isn’t the smartest person in the world

      • Eric Stott

        Think of how much fabric there is to work with once you open up those pleats

      • Stubenville

        It does have a ton of material to work with.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Yes, but it’s not nice material and the “pattern” fabric is…well, I’ll just say it. Cum dots.

    • PastryGoddess

      Ok wow…I didn’t think it would be that hard Justin

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Aww..I want to hug Justin

    • MilaXX

      Nooooooooooo! Not that dress.

    • Jacquelyn

      Seriously like 5 challenges rolled into one.

    • Eric Stott

      Picking Kate’s dress was smart – there are YARDS of material to work with in those pleats

      • Tigerfly

        Butterfly wings!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        But it’s awful material.

        • Eric Stott

          worse than the place mats?

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Awful material that’s actually material. Though I’ve seen some really good place mats..

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            seriously, i’m afraid bradon made a big mistake choosing the place mat dress. can they use material left over from the butterflies to add to the place mats? that was kind of unclear.

    • ChristinaRi

      Timmy made Justin cry.

      Bad Timmy.

      • Cheryl

        Something tells me that’s why they’re doing it. For the first time in the show’s history….I think it was planned as a way to “bring back” the designer of Tim’s save. Yes, I’m getting very cynical.

    • Courtney

      He’s damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. If he takes it they’ll be able to hammer him for not fixing it enough. If he doesn’t, they’ll ask him why he was too scared to take that dress on again.

    • OhSayNow

      Justin is totally wining this challenge, regardless of what he designs.

    • otterbird

      Who was Sue, again?

      • PastryGoddess

        Old lady mortician. Bad shoes

        • PastryGoddess

          Oh wait…who was the old lady then?

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Gone the first or second week? For she is but a dim, dim memory.

            • alyce1213

              That was THIS season?

            • PastryGoddess

              I have no clue anymore

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          No, that was Cindy from the season before. Sue was the one with the dreads, looked a little like Sarah Jessica Parker.

      • Jacquelyn

        The one who did the thing.

      • Courtney

        Couldn’t use the sewing machines.

        • MilaXX

          yeah Sue with the dreads who wanted to hand sew because she wasn’t used to the industrial machines.

          • Darva Sutra

            Twisted Sister (hee hee!)

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        With dreads.

        • otterbird

          Thanks, now I remember.

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

      Hey, I’m just in time for tears and emotional manipulations.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Glad to see you!

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

          glad to see y’all

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            You just must rub it in that you’re a Modern Southern Woman.

            • UsedtobeEP

              Whatever that is…

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              It’s Annabelle!

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

              minus the belk accessories

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Of course, because you have taste.

            • UsedtobeEP

              Aww, our poor Belk’s. (That’s what my mom calls it.)

      • PastryGoddess

        Welcome!

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

          thanks!

      • Stubenville

        ^ waves hi

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

          gives the nod – with a wink

      • Cheryl

        Ah, you’re just in time for the Phone Call of Emotional Manipulations.

    • ChristinaRi

      Love Dom’s side eye. Cutest ever.

    • Stubenville

      Video call of doom?

      • Courtney

        Definitely a possibility. Cute kids were involved.

    • Jacquelyn

      Alexandria is getting the sappy skype call. Auf’ed.

    • Call me Bee

      OK so they usually have only four people do the “last challenge” before the runway, and I know they’ve sent four people in the past–but since there are five–wouldn’t it be awesome if they sent one home for the worst avant garde look, and one for the loser transformation look?

    • Aidan B

      Wow, Alexandria isn’t a robot!

    • Jacquelyn

      Use the wall THOUGHTFULLY. Got that?

      • Stubenville

        Hidden message ‘Don’t touch that tacky crap with a ten foot pole.”

        • artjournallife

          Don’t touch the tacky stuff…? Does that mean we’ll have another barefoot model?

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Or, “Don’t go anywhere near the Belk wall. Seriously. Just make do with scraps of fabric tied around your model’s neck, wrist, ear lobes and feet. Flee from the Belk wall as though flames were leaping from it.”

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      Alexandria’s work teaching girls to sew is really a nice thing. Good for her.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I think that’s a great thing. I’d have loved to be taught to sew! (Okay, someone tried, but gave up and called me “Madam Hacks-A-Lot” after I wrecked the fabric.)

        • Call me Bee

          Back when the Earth was cooling, we learned to sew in junior high school. Nothing fancy, but at least we learned to sew on buttons, do a hem and use a sewing machine. Now, with the nanny state–I’m sure they don’t trust kids with needles.

          • VictoriaDiNardo

            In our school it was dish towel then apron then a-line shirt. But I had already been sewing since I was much younger; my grandmother was a seamstress and my older sister made most of our clothes until I was old enough to make my own. I’ve taught a few young friends to make things, but I love the idea of a program for youngsters. That could be fun.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            We had the option of taking home ec or shop (wood shop in seventh grade, metal shop in eighth… and I have no idea how that goes over). I was going through a phase at the time of not wanting to be a “traditional” girl, so I took shop. I probably should have realized that, while I have not seen a jigsaw or done even a little bit of soldering since I left school, I’ve had plenty of times when it would have been very handy to know how to sew!

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              We had to take both, as did the boys. I knew how to sew before – and still do – but I wish I’d had the option for more shop. I’m a single cat lady with a house. I really would like to know more about power tools.

            • NYCGlamourpuss

              We took both home ec and wood shop too. I wasn’t that fabulous at either.

            • formerlyAnon

              Google plus Youtube. A good (e.g. very little that’s available at the checkout line at Home Depot) DIY book and a helper who’ve done what you’re doing before are awesome when you can get them, but there’s sooo much available on line, much of it actually useful.

    • Cheryl

      Wouldn’t it be awesome – in a terrible way – if they auf’ed Justin again for the same dress?

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

        i love terrible/awesome

      • Stubenville

        Ironic indeed. Another Project Runway first.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Truly, it would

      • UsedtobeEP

        You’re a little bit evil. ; )

      • blondie65

        Harsh to be sure, but some PA is behind the camera just clapping their hands together…so happy in their diabolic plan (insert Boris & Natasha)

        • AnneElliot

          Or Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. “Ex-cellent, Smithers!!” Maybe Dr. Evil from Austin Powers!

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            You know, I have absolutely nothing against the guy, but I’m now really disappointed that this didn’t happen. I suck.

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

      wow. plaid lives. nothing changes.

    • Wendi126

      He said SMOKEY EYE! everyone drink

    • Jacquelyn

      New rule: every time one of them says they really want to go to NY Fashion Week, take a shot and scream at your TV.

    • ChristinaRi

      Justin is deaf!

      Did you know?

      • Eric Stott

        yes, it was explained in the first episode

      • Wendi126

        I just simulated Justin’s interpreter signing foaming vagina to my husband and well, I’m glad there are no cameras in my house

        • UsedtobeEP

          I wish I knew someone who could sign very well to do that for me. Maybe someone could do it and post it on YouTube for the BKs.

    • UsedtobeEP

      Geez, I just got here, in time to see the wall of shame being selected, and I am soooo confused. Not enough to drink, I guess. So this is the avant garde, nature, fix bad outfits from before challenge? Wow, I can’t even begin to keep up.

      • Cheryl

        Not nature, mascara. The inspiration is mascara. Not kidding.

        • UsedtobeEP

          You made me laugh loud enough to disturb the rest of my house. Goodness, that’s ridic. Because, avant garde and old outfits. Wha???

        • Angela_the_Librarian

          Butterfly Mascara..so butterflies and nature of course!

          • UsedtobeEP

            Ooohhhh. I would rather Jell-o Mascara. That would be fun clothes and makes as much sense. And you can make butterflies from Jell-o

            • artjournallife

              But, Jell-o didn’t pay to be a sponsor.

    • MilaXX

      I don’t hate these avant garde looks. At least not the few glimpses I’m seeing so far.

    • PastryGoddess

      I might hate watch that witch show

      • blondie65

        say that 3 times fast. I can’t….too much wine,…I’ll try in the morning…”hate watch witch show”. damn…can barely type it once….

    • alyce1213

      Gahd, everybody’s crying.

    • Jacquelyn

      Oh god. Here it comes.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Fuck me!

    • marlie

      Why do Alexandria’s models always look like they’ve been mauled by a wild animal?

      • PastryGoddess

        weeeeeelll….

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

        technique?

    • housefulofboys

      Nooooooo! the dreaded yoplait commercial!

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      IT’S BAAAAACK!!!!

    • Jacquelyn

      Someday Yoplait is going to come out with a new commercial in which the guy MEETS the cow.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        And the cow kicks him because she is just as annoyed by him as we!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          And then the cow will stare meaningfully at the guy, they’ll be enveloped in a white cloud, then climb into a white Lexus.

      • Courtney

        That seems like it would appeal to an entirely different audience than Lifetime caters to…

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          i’m pretty sure we’re not the audience that Lifetime caters to.

          • Courtney

            That’s a fair cop.

      • Annaline39

        Robot Chicken needs to make a skit

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        I think that plays late at night on The Farm Channel.

      • ChristinaRi

        And they fall in love and they get married after the trans-species marriage act is passed. And butterflies sing and unicorns dance at the wedding.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          the republicans warned us that would happen.

    • Jacquelyn

      Dom’s….interesting? I don’t hate it. I think

    • Eric Stott

      Dom- those pants ruin it

      • PastryGoddess

        should have been a dress not pants

    • Jacquelyn

      Helen’s isn’t avant-garde. Please let her go.

      • alyce1213

        Orange is the new avant garde.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        And isn’t that the technique that somebody used ad nauseum last season?

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          remember that little boy-man who used his mom’s x-rays as a print? he worked that ripped tiers technique to death.

          • mmebam

            Christopher!

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              If Helen doesn’t win this season of PR I predict a future PR Allstars with Helen and Christopher in a whinefest in which they compete to be THE most misunderstood and unappreciated geniuses in the history of PR

            • mmebam

              I think Helen has cried more than Ricky and Andre combined. I’m not sure how this is possible.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Perhaps because both Ricky and Andre were eliminated earlier in their seasons while Helen has had more staying power, hence more opportunity for tears.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Can Alexandria make anything that’s finished?

    • OhSayNow

      Alexandria’s is more zombie spider than butterfly.

    • PastryGoddess

      Or AKA I’m so happy I pulled this out of my ass

    • MilaXX

      Helen’s dress is a repeat of that beige dress she did earlier.

      • PastryGoddess

        But edgier

        • Eric Stott

          it’s actually not bad- but conservative, nothing avant garde

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            And we’ve seen it before.

            • Eric Stott

              I hate her, but it’s one of the only pieces that looks wearable…..but perversely that’s a point against it

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              In this challenge, wearablity isn’t a factor at all, so it’s not perverse. Wait. You know what I mean.

            • Eric Stott

              Deep cleansing plaid, darling

      • ChristinaRi

        The color makes it avant garde.

        • Eric Stott

          it is a lovely color

          • ChristinaRi

            It is a lovely color. I was just being bratty.

    • Courtney

      Was that Nina’s happy smirk or “I can’t wait to tear this dress apart” smirk at Bradon’s?

    • Jacquelyn

      What is on her head??

      • PastryGoddess

        faux hawk

        • Stubenville

          It’s not a pigeon?

          • PastryGoddess

            It WAS a pigeon

    • PastryGoddess

      Ok go Dom. That jacket was everything

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Liked Bradon’s

    • MilaXX

      So far Helen’s look are 0/0. Neiter one is mind blowing.

    • alyce1213

      Helen’s re-do bears no resemblance to the original, which is good, but bad for her.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      I’m predicting a win for Justin

      • ThaliaMenninger

        Yeah, I think so, too. But I don’t know how they will react to Bradon’s. They may think it’s a hot mess or drool all over it. I just don’t have a clue how they will react. Meanwhile, Alexandria ought to be out with a “do not pass Go, do not collect $200″ card. Morticia and a faux-hawk do not avant garde make.

        • Angela_the_Librarian

          Helen’s wasn’t very avant garde either and her do over dress looked so so

    • Jacquelyn

      Justin wins (shock) and Alexandria goes home.

    • GTrain

      I thought everyone did a great job except Helen.

      • Cheryl

        So of course she’ll win.

      • Courtney

        And they will bend over backwards to make sure she gets to stay, I bet.

        • alyce1213

          It may be justified — Alexandria’s was a worse mess.

          • Courtney

            Maybe, but it’ll be for something ridiculously stupid, like orange being an avant garde color or something.

            • Eric Stott

              That touching moment with the children could be her loser edit. Sometimes they make you like people just before they leave.

    • Stubenville

      October 24th? I’ll need a liver transplant!

    • UsedtobeEP

      I think Justin wins, but he wins because his butterfly look was wonderful, not because of manipulation. That was some serious origami.

    • Stubenville

      Mayonnaise and white bread, STAT!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      OMG. I just realized. If All Stars starts the 24th….I….I….won’t be here for the finale!!!!! I mean, I have a good reason. The local NPR station has Wits events combining music and humor; I’m going to go see Chris Kluwe. But nooooooooooooooooooooo!

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      Wait – wasn’t there someone a few seasons ago – they’re all running together these days – who specialized in that frayed-edge layered strip of fabric technic? In a chevron shape? That dress looks very familiar…

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Last season. Can’t remember his name.

        • Pril Wood

          Christopher

      • ChrisP

        Anthony Ryan?

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          I think you might be right. It’s all a blur!

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            No, it was Christopher. I didn’t like Anthony Ryan, but I REALLY hated Christopher, so I used to just pray for him to be auf’d every time he did that technique yet again.

    • ChrisP

      I’d put Helen in the bottom….

    • MilaXX

      Helen made that exact gown for the glamping challenge. The only different is this one is orange. The remake outfit is just a repeat of the last challenge with a shorter skirt.

      • Jacquelyn

        Agreed. She’ll be in the bottom but saved because Alexandria’s is worse.

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

        Even Hubs, who only glances at the show, noticed that.

      • Targettaste

        And wasn’t her inspiration for the glamping a dead moth?

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Dead moth. Live butterfly. Same same.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Okay, my notes before we get to the judges:
      Avant garde:

      None are avant garde.
      Dom: Not my style, but definitely cool.
      Alexandria: Morticia Addams’ prom dress
      Helen: Bridesmaid’s dress.
      Justin: Average dress.
      Bradon: Ugly as sin, but then, I guess AG isn’t meant to be pretty.

      Re-make:
      Dom: SUPER. Wow. I didn’t hate Jeremy’s, but this was really nice.
      Alexandria: I liked Miranda’s version of it much better.
      Helen: A pretty little suit, very little relation to Kate’s. I guess the touch of putting the slits where the poofs were is a nice interpretation.
      Justin: A HUGE improvement. Maybe not a winner, but a vast improvement.
      Bradon: A big improvement to a dress that took it from “completely dreadful” to “unfortunate.”

      • Eric Stott

        I’ll give Helen one grudging thumbs up- she’s a good seamstress.

        • Carrps

          Yeah, about the only nice thing I can say about her is that her technique is tight.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I do like Helen’s avant garde model’s hair.

    • PastryGoddess

      I have no idea what helen is saying right now

    • Jacquelyn

      OMG they’re praising Helen. What is happening?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        “Simplicity is next to godliness”? Wut?

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          zac knows god personally.

    • Stubenville

      Talk about the clown hair, Heidi!

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

      Simplicity is next to Godliness? We just heard that.

      • Courtney

        For the avant garde challenge, no less.

        • Jacquelyn

          HA! yeah that’s not….okay. DRINK!

      • Joe J

        And I think I just heard Butterick blowing Gabriel’s horn. Either that or my cat just pooted.

    • otterbird

      “carrot in the grater” I kind of love Zac tonight.

    • PastryGoddess

      If I wore that to a meeting I’d be fired

    • Samantha

      Wear a crop top to a meeting?!

      • PastryGoddess

        These are the people that think that sexy secretary is a thing

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Seeing it close up, I realized that Helen’s reworked look looks ill-fitted and poorly proportioned. I don’t know what the judges are smoking. At least they’re not slobbering over the Orange Crush Mess.

    • ChristinaRi

      In what kind of meeting is a bare midriff appropriate?

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        I guess if you’re accustomed to attending parties on yachts you can wear what you damn please to a meeting!

      • PastryGoddess

        maybe when hookers get together

    • alyce1213

      WHA?

    • Stubenville

      Oh Heidi – Alexandra’s is a pile of rags.

      • otterbird

        Ya is magic. I’m telling you. She makes everything look good.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Even her magic is not helping that.

          • otterbird

            I think you’re right. I’m very bummed that she got stuck with Alexandra this week. Boo!

    • Tigerfly

      Thank you, Nina.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Thank you, Zac. Calling the reality cops on Alexandria and her no there there issue.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Wait. Heidi just said that [you] would sell a lot of an avant-garde look? Isn’t avant-garde supposed to be something of an art piece and not something easily mass-produced? I have the confuseds.

      • Cheryl

        DRINK

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

        I’m going to need you to step away from the logic.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I admit it is a failure of mine.

    • GTrain

      totally disagree w/ Zac on Alex

    • Jacquelyn

      Bradon’s is AG, which was rather the point.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Exactly!

      • martha

        Totally agree. It’s AG and beautiful!

    • alyce1213

      Looks like Bradon for the win.

    • ChristinaRi

      I just don’t know about Braden’s dress. the length in the front sort of reminds me of a spiky diaper.

      I liked it coming down the runway, but not so much standing there. But amazing techniques and concepts

    • GTrain

      go Dom go!

    • Elizabeth Szubert

      Dom has not really wowed me until tonight with that jump suit and coat. And I love what she did with the other one too.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Emotional clothing?

      • PastryGoddess

        yeah…just take a drink

      • guest2visits

        exactly…what? ….although the designers all looked emotional about their own stuff.

    • Jacquelyn

      Well now I can’t decide who wins. They liked Bradon, Dom and Justin.

    • ChristinaRi

      Dom!! There can never be enough Dom praise.

    • MilaXX

      Braden’s gown is nice, but I like both of Dom’s looks best. Dom is my choice for the win.

    • PastryGoddess

      I think Bradon and Dom on the top

    • Jacquelyn

      Everyone drink. It’s “why I should go to fashion week” time.

    • PastryGoddess

      Time for the mute button to get a workout

    • GTrain

      ugh i hate this part – muting

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      It’s a toss up for me between Justin and Dom for the win

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I hate the why should you go to Fashion Week and who should go with you question.

      • Eric Stott

        They’re more direct on Drag Race: “Who do you think should leave, and why?”

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          If we must have a stupid question, I’d prefer that one.

          • Eric Stott

            I’d like “If you had to do a makeover on one of the other designers, who would be the greatest challenge?”

            • Kit_W

              How about ‘Which one of us judges do you think has been the least rational and fair?…” heh-heh.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              “Do you like pie?”

    • ChristinaRi

      NO NO Not these questions again.

      Just say, because I’m damn good

      • Cheryl

        Sorry, Justin, being a role model is not the object of the show. He didn’t really say why being a designer was important to him.

        • Joe J

          Yeah, I like him, but I really don’t like it when they give reasons that have nothing to do with talent.

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          and you may be the first deaf person to (possibly) win pr, but you’re way too late to represent for the gay community there.

    • Wendi126

      He said gay and deaf!! Everyone drink

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Well, yay, Justin, for picking good people, anyway. I agree with what he said about Dom and Bradon and for those reasons.

    • MilaXX

      If we are basing this on this episode alone. I would send Dom, Braden, Alexandria to fashion week. Taking in the entire season, I’d send Dom, Braden and Helen. Not sure which way the judges will go.

      • ThaliaMenninger

        Based on this episode, I would say Dom, Bradon and Justin. Yeah, I’m as surprised as anyone.

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

      To quote our dear friend Hughman – “Bitch, pleats.”

      • PastryGoddess

        Like x 1 million

      • Stubenville

        [snort]

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Oh, Alexandria wants to be a role model AND be validated. That’s so cute.

      • Stubenville

        Maybe Heidi can validate her parking stub.

      • PastryGoddess

        I believe you say “Bless your heart”

    • Jacquelyn

      Bradon, Dom, and (ugh) Helen for overall season.

    • PastryGoddess

      I have the TV on mute and I still want Helen to shut up

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

        winner ^

      • Stubenville

        There’s a button for that – off.

    • ChristinaRi

      My time.

      Helen, I don’t want your time.

      • Jacquelyn

        But she wants the UNIVERSE to see her collection.

      • Cheryl

        But she neeeeeds this.

      • housefulofboys

        Did I see Nina give a side-eye when she said that “it was her time”?

        • Jacquelyn

          Even Nina is sick of her.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I think Nina would be a Bitter Kitten if she could.

        • ChristinaRi

          Or she was trying to hold back a laugh.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        “It’s our Time” – The Goonies

    • Patrick Scott

      10 bucks, Braden (Braydon, Bradon) had been practicing that canned speech in front of a mirror since the competition began.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        They all have.

      • Stubenville

        Duh – of course; they always get asked. it’s like having a dessert recipe for Top Chef

      • Eric Stott

        I like him, but he’s had an air of calculation from the beginning.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          After this many seasons of Project Runway, they’re probably all calculating. It just swirls a bit more around some.

          • Courtney

            Yeah, I can’t fault him for seeing the show for what it is and playing the game accordingly.

            • Eric Stott

              Most of the designers now come pre-packaged with colorful personalities and distinctive looks. Even Justin, one of the more relaxed ones, always wears that cap- always.

    • GTrain

      i haven’t been spoiled by any of the collections that actually walked but the 3 I’d like to see are Dom, Bradon and Alexandria.

    • PastryGoddess

      Oh Helen really? AS IF you wouldn’t break down like a used car if you got auf’d

      • BPlease

        I agree. She really sucks as a person, especially after the T.Lo post last week where she was publicly calling Alexandria a ‘bitch.’ Alexandria IMO is not a bitch. Helen is a nasty piece of work.

    • ChristinaRi

      Alexandra is having a meltdown. Ice queen is drip drip dripping.

    • blondie65

      well..damn it to hell…my cable just went out….plz…post who is out!!!!

    • Guest

      Interesting. In the ritual humiliation segment, no one named Helen or Alexandria to go with them.

      • housefulofboys

        Didn’t Dom name Helen?

        • PastryGoddess

          yeah I think she was the only one. The rest of them were over her

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

          she did. because they are friends. So….not bc she’s good.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            And she might be afraid of being killed in her sleep.

      • Eric Stott

        Bradon sort of gave them compliments, but he said he wanted the others for contrast

    • guest2visits

      These were some of the best looks so far, this season. Impressed by all except Alexandria”s tortured butterfly.

    • Stubenville

      Coming next season – the Marshall’s Accessory Wall. It might actually be an improvement.

    • broke&fashionable

      Is Alexandra getting a loser’s edit?

    • Jacquelyn

      Helen was in a very bad place. Ya think?

    • Eric Stott

      Heidi’s skirt looks like there are two pigs fighting in it

      • PastryGoddess

        Or Kittens fighting in a bag

        • Eric Stott

          or mating

      • Munchkn

        That reminds me of the line from Steel Magnolias at the wedding. Clairee says of the mayor’s wife that her dress “looks like two pigs fighting under a blanket” and Truvy says that she paid a bunch of money for the dress and then didn’t even bother to wear a girdle.

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

      AN AVRIL LAVINE BACK UP DANCER. I DIE.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Perfection.

      • MilaXX

        but it’s true.

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

          gospel

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      How are either Helen’s or Alexandria’s avant-garde? The fact that you want to wear them, Heidi, pretty much says that they’re not!

      • Jacquelyn

        Heidi is proving that she really has no idea what is going on.

      • MilaXX

        Alexandria’s is better than Helen’s. Helen’s is a repeat of dresses she has made. The gown is the same as the glamping challenge. The remake is a different version of the dress she just made last week only with a shorter skirt.

    • Jacquelyn

      Dom’s coat is full of win.

    • Stubenville

      Now we have the judges trying on the garments. [eyeroll]

      • Eric Stott

        the coat looked better on her

      • artjournallife

        Zac should try on Dom’s coat – that would be a look!

    • PastryGoddess

      I love how Nina hasn’t even bothered to get up.

    • PastryGoddess

      Did Nina get a bit Verklempt?

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

        over a pleather lbd

        • demidaemon

          I thought she had a little orgasm at that point.

    • alyce1213

      They hit it on the nail. Oh Heidi.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Go Nina! And Zac!

    • otterbird

      I agree with you Nina, but you know, you did pick Gretchen over Mondo. I’m just saying #neverforget

      • Jacquelyn

        I try so hard to forget that.

      • Stubenville

        Brain bleach STAT!

      • ChristinaRi

        Never forget.

    • Stubenville

      Bradon, Dom and ??? Helen?

    • MilaXX

      WHAT!!! Dom should have won that.

      • Jacquelyn

        That coat alone….!

        • MilaXX

          Exactly!

      • Iva

        Yes! What was that?!

      • Eric Stott

        Maybe they want to avoid prizes two weeks in a row

        • MilaXX

          Helen won like 3 back to back

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I still don’t like her.

            • PastryGoddess

              Join the club. We have cards

        • Qitkat

          There’s a woman on Face Off who has won four times and the season still has 7 artists left. Those judges won’t put up with producer shenanigans.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Totally agreed. What gives?

    • Iva

      CRRRRRRAAAAAAAAACK!

    • GTrain

      Maybe the other designers didn’t choose Alexandria because they consider her competition. Are they seriously going to eliminate her because she’s not besties with anyone??

      • BPlease

        I know. What a stupid non-argument for Nina to make.

      • SewingSiren

        Exactly.

    • marlie

      That decision is absolute bullshit, plain and simple.

    • Jacquelyn

      oh for the love of everything…

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Egads..are they keeping them all?

      • Eric Stott

        They’ve done this several times before

        • Iva

          But five?

          • Eric Stott

            It’s just another competition, with more to do. Only three will go to fashion week.

            • Iva

              I mean, like nine of them *go* to fashion week, but can’t they at least pretend?

        • Angela_the_Librarian

          Yeah, I remember keeping one or two extra, but 3 extra?

          • Eric Stott

            They’re trying to push the marginal ones.

    • BPlease

      Helen didn’t really fulfill either brief, did she? She didn’t respect or draw inspiration from any element of Kate’s beyond the white color, and doing a takeoff of her own cropped-top look last week. And her voice is much more diffuse than is Alexandria’s.

      • SewingSiren

        I agree completely.

      • 3boysful

        Was that blue even Kate’s fabric? It didn’t look to me like she used any of the old dress. I is confused.

    • Jacquelyn

      WHY??

    • Tigerfly

      So not shocked.

    • Stubenville

      Everyone gets a pony. A new nadir in bullshittery.

    • Joe J

      Oh, excuse me while I go put on my big-surprise face. Yeesh.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Are they going to do the battle of the band every season now?

    • Jacquelyn

      As if they weren’t all going anyway!! Along with several designers that were already eliminated!

      • PastryGoddess

        sigh…didn’t you know you’re supposed to suspend logic when it comes to PR

    • marlie

      Heidi got to keep her favorite for a little bit longer.

    • UsedtobeEP

      It’s a motherfuckin walk off!!

      • Joe J

        I’d rather have a motherfuckin fuck off.

        • UsedtobeEP

          Well, there you go then.

      • OhSayNow

        This just makes me pine for days gone by.

        • UsedtobeEP

          I know, I miss Daniel V., Santino, and Andre. I think that was my favorite season.

          • Angela_the_Librarian

            Oh, could you imagine if Zulema was on this season admonishing Helen to “cry and cut?” That would be so delicious

    • ChristinaRi

      Those proportions do Helen no favor.

      Booo No auf. That’s our fun.

    • OhSayNow

      Pretty soon we are going to get to the point where they ‘take’ all eleven designers that make collections to fashion week.

      • Cheryl

        Plus whoever didn’t make the cut at casting week.

    • Jacquelyn

      Tim wanted to jump in front of a bus. Which producer fed him that line?

    • BrooklynBomber

      For the first time in the history off Project Runway! 2 extra people instead of 1! {yawn}

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

      Can’t change channel fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Abby isn’t happy with her fellow judges!

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

          not a nano second of my time gets spent on that woman.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        YIKES!! odious swine with a baseball bat! run for your lives!

    • PastryGoddess

      Ok I’m off to deal with some Impossible Hotels. Where are we house hunting internationally this week?

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

        hunting in Ecuador

        • housefulofboys

          The beach in Ecuador – yay!

      • Stubenville

        Rural Equador I think

        • PastryGoddess

          Hmmmm I may need to switch back and forth

        • ChristinaRi

          I’m still on yesterday’s France episode.

      • PastryGoddess

        Apparently this is a dog friendly hotel that is only friendly to the owners dogs, not anyone else’s. I hope Blanche is in this episode

      • Wellworn

        Now that I’m teaching night classes I am so behind with all my international and impossible shows. Even the project show is suffering. At least I only work M-Th mornings and evenings, I have a 3 day weekend to catch up. Oh ya, am grateful I now have a job. Best part, I can afford to keep paying my cable bill for the very full dvr.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Justin is a class act. He exhibits more graciousness, humility and maturity than the rest of the dresstestants by a country mile. Whatever happens in the bake-off, I wish him well.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Just about to post the same thing – but you said it better. And he has perspective too. I seem to remember his final collection was very nice. Gives one a little hope….

      • 3boysful

        Lots of nice people her in NC!

    • Nancy

      Ugh… they always save everyone when someone’s favorite was due to be eliminated and the one they’d originally chosen to be the week’s boot did impressive work.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      [sotto voce]I am so surprised. Really.[/sotto voce]

      Sigh. On the other hand, it did at least seem to come from genuine disagreement, as opposed to “Gosh, I don’t know, let’s make more drama.” They probably were planning on two, like usual, and couldn’t decide which two.

      Glad Dom’s definitely in the top three this season, because she deserves it. And is this the first time one of the judges has actually put on the garment? I hope Emmy does wear that (or a new version of the same), because i want to see it on her on a fashion post here.

      I still think Braden’s dress was ugly, but yes, it was a very interesting idea and it was executed well. I just didn’t like it.

      • UsedtobeEP

        And at least Heidi didn’t get bullied into choosing Gretchen.

      • ChristinaRi

        Yes, I loved the work and the lightness — But that draping and length in the front just seemed off.

    • SewingSiren

      I think Alexandria and Justin got screwed. Helen’s was the worst. Her avant garde look was a retread of a tired quilting technique. And the redo of Kates didn’t use the “print” and it didn’t have anything to do with the original look, and it was a retread of her look last week.
      I loved Alexandra’s avant garde look and her redo was pretty impressive.
      Also loved Justin’s avant garde look . His redo was less impressive , but okay.
      Loved Bradon’s avant garde, hated his redû.
      Impressed by Dom’s avant garde, loved her redo.

      • Cheryl

        I think Helen deserved the auf, but they were afraid to go there. That would have been too much drama, even for Lifetime.

      • Wellworn

        Kate? Is Kate back? I just walked in from teaching and instead of putting the show on, I am here getting my spoilers.

        • BrooklynBomber

          No, she’s not back. They had to use fabric from aufed entries.

          • Wellworn

            Thanks.

      • Wellworn

        Agree about Helen. Not only have we seen that layering look for years now on PR and elsewhere, her redo was also a retread of one of her other outfits. If I wasn’t so tired I could remember which challenge, but the outfit was another longish skirt and cropped top, so similar. I don’t understand why she wasn’t called on that. I feel like Dom was robbed. I loved her avant garde soooo very much and also her redo. I also think Justin did well enough to have been in the top 3 this week. It should have been Helen and Alexandria in the bottom, with Helen getting the auf. Or just Helen in the bottom cuz I’m sick of her insecurity. I know it’s mean of me, but I’m tired and done with her.

        • SewingSiren

          Helen did the long skirt and crop top just last week for the print challenge. So for them it was only about 2 days ago. I don’t mind them reworking their own designs, but using the same pattern more or less is pretty lazy. Oddly the judges acted as if they had never seen it before.

          • Wellworn

            OMG yes, just last week. I also feel like I’ve seen that long skirt and crop top from her before last week as well. Her redo was pretty boring and basic to me, and where was Kate’s printed fabric? That skirt wasn’t Kate’s print, was it? Was this all new fabric?

        • SonOfSaradoc

          I also agree that the redo made no sense. The whole point of the original challenge was to use the print, and there was none of Kate’s print in there, as SewingSiren stated. One look at that and I thought Helen would have to be auffed for not following the original challenge that she was supposed to re-do. SO LAZY in every respect. And Helen just gets a pass. Nothing to like here, at this level of the competition.

    • MilaXX

      Notice these were better looks because they spent more money.

      • housefulofboys

        And more time, think about how all of the challenges could have been better with more time and fewer junk-based materials (placemats and carnival toys anyone?)

        • guest2visits

          So right. Time made a HUGE difference. We are being deprived of seeing the designers’ true capabilities and imaginations…the results speak for themselves.

    • epenthesis

      I’m pleased enough to see Dom advance that I can forgive Bradon’s win and the stupid runoff (which is seriously becoming old hat).

    • http://www.pinkraygun.com/ Lisa

      I can’t believe someone other than Maya Rudolph is playing Donatella Versace.

      • Nancy

        This is the same network that had Lindsay Lohan play Elizabeth Taylor.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        But Gina Gershon!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Does anyone know if Helenthelush is tweeting this evening?

      • MilaXX

        Not as much as previous weeks. She mostly retweeted tweets from her followers.

    • Annie Lure

      Gotta say, I was mostly impressed with the work for this challenge. I’ve been underwhelmed with many of the Avant Garde challenges, both with the purveyed sources of inspiration (Enchanted Queens and nest-like hair-styles and metallic eyeshadow) and with the final products. This season, however, I was happy to see that butterflies would inform the designs. The butterflies’ delicate anatomy, fluttering/flitting, and colors/color combinations lend themselves to fine detailing for garments. They were an apt choice, I thought. I love Braden’s and Dom’s creations but find their collections extremely disappointing. How is it that, during the show, Braden has been designing a multiplicity of well-wrought and inspired clothes– from draped to tailored, from feminine to edgy and urban, from intricate to simple/clean–yet chose to present utterly basic separates and utterly basic draped dresses in his finale collection? The collection is awful: nauseating floral prints and shine and froth galore. Dom’s is terrible, too: tacky solids incongruent to the average prints with which they were paired.

      • guest2visits

        I liked the choice of butterflies too…the challenge was broad enough to include the images of colorful floating flowers, or just the mood of a bright setting. It could have been interpreted a lot of ways.
        (I also agree about Dom and Bradon’s final collections; I promise I typed out my response before I read yours!)

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        and when speaking of former avant garde inspirations, lets us not forget the bowl of hair for the zodiac challenge. i was mortified when my homegirl from oakland made that atrocity.

    • guest2visits

      Well Alexandria’s AG was on the bottom for me. I think she would have done torn black rags for the children’s face paint day at the zoo. It didn’t matter what the challenge was…..her inner fjiord must speak. I did like her re-worked garment though; I agree with NIna…. it had style, it was fun, if not an entirely an original punk look.
      Not a bad orange dress for Helen, the styling really carried it, but I still expected a more extreme AG look from her. And it was a design she’s done before. So that put her on the bottom as well. I actually loved the 2 piece re-worked outfit made from Kate’s mess.
      I went back and forth over Justin’s AG look – I liked his idea and the coat over the dress made an interesting shape but I’m not sure i was as crazy about the dress alone. I LOVED his re-worked dress, the best of all the 2nd designs; very pretty.
      I think this is the best look from Dom so far; her AG was so well made; her choice of exuberant prints felt buoyant and fitted instead of overpowering and clownish. Her use of the hyper color combinations and exaggerated coat made it both AG and beautiful. The re-worked look was just ok for me; but a definite improvement from what it was.
      I liked Bradon’s AG the best…just thougt it brought the feeling of the butterfly garden in it’s form without being too literal. It looked wonderful on the RW. His re-work of Sue’s placemat dress was very attractive; but I was wondering where the fabric came from …I must have missed something…. cuz there were only 2 mats in her dress design.
      And based on having seen their finale collections; I’m not sure I would agree with the judges picks. I don’t recall anything memorable about Bradon’s line-up. And Dom’s had only a handful of looks I really liked. But… sometimes seeing them move makes all the difference.

      • ChrisP

        Inner fjord!!!!

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        excuse me. i’ll be in my inner fjord.

        • guest2visits

          Here’s hoping your inner fjord is an exquisitely shimmering picture postcard of nature. Not the ever dark, moody chill of Alexandria’s. Still can’t believe 2 pairs of poopy pants are making it to the finals! I did see her RW collection and I liked some of it but I wasn’t ‘in love’ with the style. Cool, chill, simple. Maybe… there is art there without the intensity. More controlled, aloof. On the edge of no shape or signature.

          • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

            i’ll take exquisite shimmering over cold aloofness any day.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      someone needs to talk to helen about the gold lame cocktail dress with those tattoos. that was one nauseous look.

    • mmebam

      I love how Tim was basically like, “Pick up the pieces! Get it together and do something!”

    • write_light

      Welcome to Overpraiseland!

    • Qitkat

      I haven’t even seen the episode yet, but you guys are hilarious! One of the funniest lounges in ages. I suspect copious quantities of hooch ;p

    • Lily-Rygh

      Damn — Nina looks amazing!

    • ItAin’tMe

      Why was everyone so impressed with Justin’s decision to re-do his failed look? I make jewelry. If I made a stinker of a piece, I’d love to have a chance to re-do it.

      • Eric Stott

        If he’d failed it would have been awful to be auf’d twice for the same dress

    • Kate4queen

      I actually thought the standard was quite high this time but per usual they do the mass save at the end this time to keep Helen.
      Am I the last person watching this? I’m in Hawaii I’m always last to know!

    • oyeyemi808

      What was AG about after school special’s dress? NOTHING.

    • http://www.facebook.com/susan.carson.378 Susan Carson

      re: heights, i am 5″6″ (5’7″-8 in shoes especially winter boots which is what I was wearing) nina garcia in heels (similar to the ones in photo) was several inches shorter than me, look at Zac Posen next to her, he is not 5’10”, he is tiny, he is probably my height w/o shoes. Which puts Ms Klum back at about 5’9″, if she was only 5″7″ she near would have been able to model. They want those girls curvy, skinny and tall at Victoria’s Secret and any other job in fashion.

    • karynw

      does anyone else think Alexandria has Aspergers or something?

    • tempost

      is Nina’s arm starring in the 50 Shades of Gray movie?