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]

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  • 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?