T LOunge

Posted on November 08, 2013

SOS Rooftop Lounge & Bar, Bali

Kittens, you have no idea how much we want to go to there right now.

But alas, we cannot, for tomorrow is the day of our wedding celebration and there is much to be done. This is why y’all got a somewhat lazy day of posting out of us. We’re afraid part 3 of the Miss Universe costumes must wait until Monday.

Must dash, darlings. Wish us luck! We’ll put up some pics on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages later on.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit:  bali.anantara.com]

    • MaryMitch

      Best of luck on your happy day!

    • marlie

      CONGRATULATIONS!! Love to you both on your special day!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Wishing you the very best of wishes on the day of your celebration!
      Your faithful,

      Kiltd.

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

      Have a lovely lovely time, and have a glass of water in between boozy drinks. We’ll still be here when you get back (and we’ll talk quietly in case the uncles are a bit under the weather…)

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      Wishing you the most beautiful, happy, full-of-friends-and-laughter, drama-free day possible in all the land, Uncles!
      On another note, I am sorry to be redundant, but SHENANIGANS. Jeffrey Sebelia, I do not know who you had to blow to stay on PRAS, but there is something SHADY going on. Your dress was for shit, man.

      • OrigamiRose

        I swore not to get sucked in until he was gone, but I was bored last night. Doing a little recap catching up, it turns out his avant garde monstrosity was totally plagarized. And *Anya* called him out for it, but they cut it out of the broadcast.

        More and more, I think Laura Bennett was right about his finale collection, he had more than a little help.

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          Yep, it sure was plagiary. Massively. My problem with last night was that while Melissa’s dress was problematic, and she indeed gave that dress a bunch of times in her season, it at least didn’t look like a cheap hooker dress. And they didn’t call her on making HERS a bunch of times before, any more than they called him on being a big derivative plagiarist. So it doesn’t seem fair to let him squeak by. Especially when they gave him the “oh but you barely made it” speech.

          • OrigamiRose

            Melissa gave an interview that’s up on the Today web site entertainment section where she says Alyssa’s feedback varied wildly one challenge to the next, although that’s a problem not limited to All-Stars or Alyssa. Still, why can they not get a competent, charismatic, camera-comfortable host for that show?

            I can’t fathom why they’d keep him around. He’s no fan favorite, and it would be more dramatic to have a former winner exit early.

            Did you hear Korto is pregnant?

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              No! Cool. I heart her. She is so sane. And I agree, both about the host (who doesn’t know crap about fashion, clearly) and about auffing Jeffrey. I was all set to see the old winner get eliminated, that woulda been plenty juicy.

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

              May as well have Santino as the host.

              I’d say Laura Bennett, but I think she’d be much better as a workroom mentor.

            • marlie

              Oooohhh – she’d be great as a mentor!

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              I’ll take Santino as the host of anything, pretty much. I love his snarky self. He and RuPaul’s banter on RPDR is priceless.

            • Adrianna Grężak

              I suspect they kept him because he’s the only one really arguing with the judges. He secured his spot the moment Isaac Mizrahi felt uncomfortable

            • OrigamiRose

              Regular PR Guideline: DON’T BORE NINA!
              All-Stars Guideline: Make Mizrahi Squirm! (Or should that be “Fan Himself”?)

            • Lisa_Co

              That cute Nate Berkus was arguing with Mizrahi (and clearly lost the battles). But what is an interior designer doing judging fashion?

            • OrigamiRose

              It could be worse *thinks back to Lindsay Lohan*

            • Lisa_Co

              True!

            • YoungSally

              Maybe he is an ersatz Todd Oldham

            • Imasewsure

              He must have a new show starting on the network soon

        • alyce1213

          I just watched a repeat of that finale yesterday on Esquire. I think so too.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Completely disagree. He had shown his sewing chops throughout the season. I know Laura is popular here, but that was the first season of PR that I watched. I had not found TLo then and was watching all on my own. I was pretty neutral about Jeffrey as a person, but I really liked his stuff. Laura, on the other hand, I read as Mean Girl – nice to your face, but basically just mean. (I was so on board with Kayne’s “And I worry about your character, honey!” comment.) Her behavior during the finale was bullying. It’s what made me really dislike her.

            • OrigamiRose

              She was right to call it out before hand; after the fact, it would have been nothing but sour grapes. And he showed up with everything completely finished, which is pretty much unheard of.

              Much as I liked Kayne, his personal and model styling taste issues made him a bit hard to take at face value. The Elvis getup was one for the ages.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Calling it out is one thing. She harped on it, even after the receipts were produced.

              Kayne, bless his heart, knew who he was and what he did. He was just delighted to be “here”.

            • OrigamiRose

              Well one could say the same about Vincent, but I think we were all delighted when he was invited to no longer be there.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              True. But not even the best southern belle would bless Vincent’s heart.

            • OrigamiRose

              But it would turn him on! *gags*

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              I hate you just a little bit for that.

            • OrigamiRose

              *Malan cackle* :)

            • Lisa_Co

              Those receipts could have been falsified SO easily. As a watcher since PR S1 I always thought Jeffrey was a cheater.

            • Adrianna Grężak

              It was also known that he had an actual business in LA – aka employees. I think it was a valid concern

            • Munchkn

              Thanks for saying this, Swiftlytiltingplanet. I never really got all the Jeffrey hate. He did some good work.

          • OrigamiRose

            I was perusing old Project Rungay archives tonight (I have no life) and I found in one of TLo’s posts about that finale a simple observation from Nick Verreos that certainly provides some food for thought:

            “I was more moved by Jeffrey’s incredibly professional workspace and that every garment was hanging in their plastic bags, just as if he had received them back from the sewing contractor the night before. I made a mental note.”

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

          Where did you see that, about Anya mentioning the plagiarism?

          • OrigamiRose

            If you go to the TWoP forum for that episode, I think it comes up on page two or three from someone who was at the taping. The Project Runway subreddit (redditdotcom/r/projectrunway) has a thread with pictures of both garments for comparison.

          • bpayne

            Anya’s comment was edited. What she said was no one confronted Jeffery about the fact it was a copy of another designers work. All that cutaway with Isaac was when Anya said that it was an almost exact copy of Maison Martin Margiela 2008 and a famous avant garde look. Hoods and head coverings are used all the time in avant garde. For some reason Project Runway continues to sell people the idea that Anya is a beauty queen savant. Instead she graduated from two of the most famous design schools in the world. Parsons and Central St. Martins in London. She did it before she was a beauty queen,she is thirty two and her degrees are not in fashion but still. If you love her or hate her she is still way more qualified as a judge than most of the people they get to judge.( I know what was said because one of the regular cameramen was sick and an old friend subbed.)

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        At least two of the designers were quoted as saying that Jeffrey’s design last night read old, and there honestly didn’t seem to be much design to it. At least Melissa appeared to put more effort and thought into her design-it was certainly true to her work during her season.

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          I KNOW. I just don’t get it. I will admit I don’t like the cut of Jeffrey’s jib, but I am mature enough to judge the output objectively, I think. Even HE knew it was crappy, and so did everyone in the workroom. I’d rather have someone in who tried something, and worked hard at it, than someone who threw on a halter top in (ugly) burnout velvet with a janky rhinestone collar. My cat wears one like that, and she looks fab, but she is a pet, after all.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          But three weeks into the season, this is her third time in the bottom. (Though what she was doing there in the punk challenge, I don’t know.)

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            I am guessing they had a plan for her to be cannon fodder the whole time. I mean, have you noticed how Jeffrey keeps getting these extra edits? The shots of the Vietnamese dress, the shots of Isaac’s collection after he mentioned Korto’s fabric looked like it, etc. Nobody else is getting that treatment. This smacks of he is one of the Chosen Ones (along with Elena) that are going to stay in no matter what they produce, and they therefore have others that are going to go, no matter how hard they try.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Yes, I have noticed. While I don’t have the Jeffrey-intense-dislike that many do, I have not impressed with what he’s been showing. It’s really apparent that he hasn’t been sewing – though you’d think he would have practiced before coming on the show. (And, no, I do not think Laura Bennett “may have had a point” at the final show. He had shown his skills throughout the season. That was bullying, pure and simple. Which is what really solidified my intense Laura Bennett dislike.) Even his “you barely made it” speech seemed…not so much.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Yes, he should’ve gotten some practice. I agree that he showed talent in his season, however offputting his personality. But yeah, his facility with fabric, both construction and choice thereof, seems lacking in the present season. I guess it remains to be seen if he can find his footing, but I really hope he’s not getting some kind of weird favoritism for being a firebrand and previous winner.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Melissa put no effort into her dress. It was the same dress she did five times on her season.

      • kimmeister

        It was killing me how he was pronouncing “ao dai.” The D in Vietnamese does not sound like a D unless it has a horizontal line through it. Plain D is pronounced like a Y in the south and like a z in the north, so it would be “ao yai” or “ao zai.” Also, “dai” is one syllable, certainly not “DEE-eye” like he was saying it, [/rant]

        • Lilithcat

          I cringed every time he said it. And, frankly, I didn’t see “ao dai” in that garment at all.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            OH me either. I used to live in that part of the world, and I thought it was bullshit. (Bless them and keep them, BTW, that storm looks horrific)

          • kimmeister

            Nor did I. If you’re going to reference ao dai, at least make a freakin’ pair of pants!

      • Call me Bee

        No lie, eh? One ugly dress, and when he was safe, I knew they were keeping him around hoping he’ll give up some drama in future episodes. Bastards.

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          That’s my take on it. Waiting for him to fight with somebody. Interestingly, it has been pretty tame amongst the contestants, thus far, with most of the bickering directed at the judges.

        • Imasewsure

          He may be annoying but she was dull and dull goes home first every time (particularly when the annoying one and the boring one aren’t producing anything noteworthy at that point anyway). Like him or hate him, I’d pick Jeffrey to stay over Melissa any day. Not for the win for sure, but it wasn’t much of a contest in this case to me…

      • Adrianna Grężak

        Ok, I’ve had many an expensive cocktail in NYC. The 40/40 Club cocktails were incredibly generic and uncreative.

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          Ew, Grape Sex! I live in Richmond, VA, and I can get more creative cocktails for $8 three blocks from my house. It’s as if they thought three ingredients = fancy. Laaaame. For $15, I’d want it to come with a lap dance. Or at least infused with narcotics.

          • Adrianna Grężak

            For perspective, I can get a $12 cocktail in Freemans restaurant in Manhattan – Rye, lemon juice, and pomegranate molasses with bitters. And they literally light an orange peel on fire.

            I’ve had a $9 cocktail in Brooklyn with Absinthe, vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice, “secret elixir.” I think it was stronger than three drinks, I was set after drinking half of it.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Really! I had a drink at Ninja in Tribeca that had tiny swords, dry ice, and grapefruit for $12, and it was GROSS, but still.

    • MilaXX

      CONGRATS & ENJOY!!!!!!

    • Isabel

      It’s ok to be lazy today. Enjoy the rest of your lives together.

      BTW – the women’s faces on PRAStars are shiny, shiny.

    • KinoEye

      Much love to you both on your big day! Hope it all goes swimmingly, without even a hint of a hitch. Mazel tov!

    • Denise Alden

      Bask in the love, gents!

    • little_miss_strange

      Good luck and lots of love to you, T Lo!! It will be a fabulous day, just remember it’s not about the superficial shit, it’s about love. Have a great time!!!

    • EverybodysStarling

      Congrats! Wishing you two all the best and a wonderful life together! And a great party tomorrow, of course.

    • Paula Pertile

      Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful day, and wonderful life!

    • Mary Carpenter

      Congratulations! Hope you have an absolutely fabulous day!

    • mmebam

      Have fun!

      Right, PRAS:

      Boring challenge was boring, but clear. So I guess there’s that.

      Chris Palo’s dress was like three pieces of fabric and some chains. Why?

      Jeffrey, douche as he is, is more talented than Melissa. But his dress was dreadful.

      I like korto’s dress a lot. I agreed that it needed a belt, but I’m not sure about that one.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Chris was not one of my favorites-I will give him credit for choosing a fabric that had some interest. Did anyone else notice Victor flirting with that cute bartender?

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          Victor is so cute. I’d date him, were I his type. Then again, I think Christopher is too. I love cute gay guys, I guess.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Who doesn’t?

            • NYCGlamourpuss

              Ditto. I do have a straight boyfriend, but the bulk of my celeb crushes are the gay guys.

        • Celandine1

          I am really only watching to see Viktor’s dramatic diva fan deployment during the runway show!

          • marlie

            Seriously, with the fan and the gloves… doesn’t he realize that it’s been done, and far bitchier (Karl Lagerfeld)? V’s adorable, but KL should *not* be the person he’s trying to emulate.

            • ewes_urn_aim

              Fans have been used by bar-queens (such as myself) since at least the 80′s (my era). Especially in the middle of summer -which is when they were taping this show. Fans were perfect for a sweaty dancefloor or to throw attitude. Karl Lagerfeld (as much as I love him) is not the first or the end-all.

            • marlie

              I had no idea. Thanks for the lesson! :)

        • sisterb67

          I can’t imagine anyone NOT noticing Viktor’s flirting. Girlfriend was trying waaaaaay too hard.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            The bartender handled it well, I thought-yup, WAY too hard.

        • swanpride

          Honestly, Victor starts to annoy me. It is pretty clear that he decided that he might have won his season if he had been more “flashy”, so he is now playing a role with his fan and his not so funny one-liners.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Victor has been a bit more on the flashy side, but it doesn’t appear to come naturally to him.

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

              I remember good old Hissing Victor. Quiet in the workroom but corrosively catty in the confessional.

    • cocohall

      Blessings to you both. Enjoy and laugh, even if something goes pear-shaped (as things like to do when it is a big moment). It is just the makings for shared stories/memories/laughter for later.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      Congrats Uncles!!!

    • gayle

      Congratulations!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Enjoy your wedding celebration-the BK’s will be with y’all in spirit!

    • Tanya Wade

      Mazel tov! For all you do for us, here’s hoping your day is special.

    • 1carmelita

      Much happiness to you both. Have a wonderful, joy filled day.

    • Janet B

      Best wishes for a joyous celebration!

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Much love Uncles!

    • Jackie4g

      Wishing you love and joy for the rest of your lives. Congrats Tom and Lorenzo!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Have the best party ever! You both deserve it. :-)

    • Eve

      congrats guys! love you and your blog!

    • Margaret Nikoleit

      Hope your celebration surpasses all your expectations! And that you get to savor all of its beautiful moments, without feeling stressed by managing the details. It’s a party you’ll never forget, and you deserve all good memories.

    • another_laura

      T Lo, all the best to you on this very very special day! May your wedding presents be nothing but fabulous coats, jackets and shoes!

    • minervathena

      Congratulations you two! XOXOXOXO!

    • hughman

      Ooooo!! I do love a party! Let me throw on my fab Gucci overcoat (so nice of Idris to have left it for me), slap a few dozen peacock feathers in my hair and on my way! I do hope you’re well stocked, we all know how the BKs love their liquor. I, for one, will stock up on nibbly-bits (and thank GODDESS for these large coat pockets) and solemnly promise not to pull a Margo Channing and insist the pianist play Liebesträume.

      Let the games begin!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        If I ever have a party, do promise you’ll come!

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          Right? And no need for pocket stuffing. BK parties will have extra everything, but of course.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Of course there’s no “need” for pocket stuffing – it would just be a delightful surprise!

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Oh, well, I was trying to save Hugh’s Gucci coat, is all ;)

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              While I don’t know for sure, I assume that Hugh is always prepared with some sort of pocket liners as one never knows when there will be a moment for pocket-stuffing.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Good point. I’m totally experienced at stuffing food in my bag, and I usually use cocktail napkins.

            • hughman

              You know those cheap little clear make-up bags all the shop girls carry? BOOM.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Excellent for keeping hollandaise off yer fine wools.

            • hughman

              Meanwhile I can just shovel caviar into my Judith Leiber. ;)

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              You are god to me.

    • Jane Patterson

      Congratulations, and may everything be smooth sailing tomorrow!

    • neeBarbero

      Best of luck on your most wonderful day.

    • Frank_821

      I have to say, I am enjoying All-starrs more than I thought. It is a nice palette cleanser after Season 12.

      1 thing that really pops after last night’s episode is that many of the people seem to have a casual attitude about it all. I’ve never seen Korto and Victor so sassy. Victor was all flirting and being a good influence on Elena who seems to be more self effacing and aware now that she seems to have gotten herself use to the 1 day time lines.

      Korto was non-plus about her critique. I’ve noticeed in the past she’s had trouble dealing with criticism

      Christopher seems less intense and self-absorbed

      Seth-Aaron of course is Seth-Aaron-only more so

      Even Jeffrey seems to have a different attitude which I find palatable. I don’t roll my eyes when stuff comes out of his mouth this time

      The challenge was okay. No one’s was perfect but few trainwrecks

      I will suspect that Jeffrey will soon be gone. He’s always been a risk taker and he’s fallen on his face as many times as he’s soared.

      I will wonder how long Mychael will last.

      I bring this up since Jeffrey, Mychael and Melissa all joined Daniel for a fahsion chairty show in Austin back in early September. someone speculated that perhaps it came out and discussed becuase the 4 of them were eliminated early. hmmmm

      well I am off to see Thor and will write back later some comments about Styled to Rock. There are some foolish contestants in that one

      Speaking of thor did you all see the poster they had on display in CHina. It was a fan modefiied image of Loki and Thor romantically embracing. hilarious

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I’m glad I’m not the only one watching Styled to Rock! I like that they do a “Pull” before the runway.

        • maggiehuck

          I’m watching.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            They did my PR dream challenge: no black!

            • DuBey2

              Yes, I LOVED that parameter.

        • demidaemon

          Same here. I’m really enjoying it, actually, although the constant orgasming over the one girl’s use of zippers is a bit annoying.

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

        Elena self-effacing? When she elevated herself so highly during the runway critique, saying all she does is avant garde and had to reduce her level of output by ten times in order to create this ivory dress? Please! I agreed with the Palu eyeroll to Melissa. Ugh, Elena.

        • marlie

          That was so horribly condescending.

        • Adrianna Grężak

          Agree. She’s getting a lot of air time, I’m beginning to wonder if this is another comeback story. “I used to be angry and depressed, but now I’m a “better” person and I won!”

      • Suzanne Moore

        I’m watching Styled To Rock, too. I like that they pull the best outfits for the ‘client’ to see. And the no black challenge! Wish PR would do that.

    • ccinnc

      Thrilled for you! Can’t wait to see pics.

    • Frank_821

      Forgot! happy nuptials Gay Uncles

    • Janet

      Luck & love always!

    • SewingSiren

      Happy party day. I will wear eggplant and chartreuse in your honor and pretend like I’m there.

      The results from last nights show were pretty good. I would have given Elena the win. And had Viktor in 2nd. No wayChristopher should have been in the top three, that tick tacky rhinestone back was as bad as Jeffery’s rhinestone collar.
      Korto shouldn’t have been on the bottom. I agreed with the Auf more or less, but it wasn’t awful.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        I’m okay with Victor’s win, but you know if Alyssa wears that anywhere, it’s gonna have a modified skirt.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Wait. I’m just watching now. Victor’s eye-boobs won? I like the dress okay, but the eye-boobs are disturbing. I like Christopher’s and (god help me) Elena’s.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Oh, sorry for the spoiler. Yup, but there’s a little twist. Wait for it…

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              No worries. It’s a risk when you don’t watch when it’s on. :-)

        • MilaXX

          yup. and I cant imagine her wearing Christopher’s at all. That dress belongs to Zoe Saldana.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Totally!

        • DuBey2

          Why did she pick that if she was worried about back fat? Didn’t it have cut outs all around the back as well as the front? Mind you, I loved it, but this example just made her statements that much harder to believe for the future.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Really. She doesn’t have back fat, I’m pretty sure, for one thing, and as you pointed out, that dress had all kinds of opportunities for showing faults, if that’s what a woman is worried about!

            • DuBey2

              It will be interesting if they come up with a Super TopStik to keep her in that top or if she has illusion netting added (Hopefully in an invisible, not cheap way)

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Yeah. Damn, now I’m gonna have to find out. *Pictures self Googling Alyssa Milano in future and gags a little*

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I liked Christopher’s back. It made me think Flapper.

        On the other hand, I am a sadly unfashionable Midwestern woman, looking for guidance. (Where are you Annabelle?)

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          I liked it too, for that very flapper reason. I also was partial to it because I had a habit of upcycling curtains from thriftshops into clothes in my youth, and I appreciated his seeing the beauty in that curtain-lace. I did wonder, however, what Isaac meant by “gratuitous” in the treatment of the back. Okay, you don’t like crystals. But had he left the back a halter, and completely naked, would it not have just been a mere lace bib? Perhaps he would’ve liked it better with the same look in a matching silk cord? None of the other judges had a problem with it. I really sometimes think that Isaac says things just to say them.

          • DuBey2

            This: I really sometimes think that Isaac says things just to say them.

        • swanpride

          I liked it too…it was a nice surprise. I would have given him the win, especially since I liked his “garnish” too. Small and tasteful. A lot of the other designers failed there.
          I would have given Christopher the win, because I pity the woman who wears Victors (it’s like a straight jacket, I bet you can’t even take a sip without exposing your boobs) and Elena’s didn’t read cocktail party for me at all and looked way too much like her two previous dresses. The main problem with Christopher’s was that the colour choice (which was based on the drink) was not ideal for the model. But I bet someone with tan would look gorgeous in it.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        I suspect (or at least hope) that the guest judge that praised Victor’s look so much assumed that Christopher created the lace himself.

      • Chartreusite

        Agreed on all fronts. It almost seems insulting that Christopher got so highly praised for what seemed like such a simple and plain design when Elena’s and Viktor’s were so much more ambitious and, for the former, extremely well-polished. The criticism against Elena this week was extremely confusing to me, as it seemed to be mostly about her personality and less about her design (besides a weird comment about it being referential). I have a feeling that she’s getting set up for some storyline; the pessimist in me says the self-doubt thing is just a way to shove her out of the competition as quickly as possible or to kinda crack away at her so she does become more sure of herself. The optimist in me says that she’s being set up as a endgamer, which I for one would appreciate as she seems to be one of the contestants this season who’s operating really consistently as well as seeming to have a strong passion and ambition for her business.

        I do not get the Korto bottom thing either. I spent the entire episode thinking she was getting a winner’s edit because she just suddenly got SO MUCH airtime. I’m trying to figure out what’s going on, because I had her pegged as one of the people who would go far in the competition, but the past two all-stars seasons have only had finalists who have either won in the first three rounds or been only high or in the first three rounds. That isn’t to say that she’s completely screwed, just that I thought she would be much more successful on the show than she seems to be headed. Shot in the dark…I’d say it’s probably gonna be Viktor or Christopher Palu winning, with Elena being a dark horse in the background.

    • TrixieConQueso

      Hope you enjoy your day as MUCH as we enjoy your writing! Which Is A Lot. Muah!

    • PittypatBR

      Loads of congratulations and love to my old friends! I really do feel as though I know you, so I feel so much joy for you both right now. Love is a beautiful thing, and I hope your special day is perfect, with everything going right and just a few funny moments for laughs later!! Love ya, mean it!!

    • Judy_J

      Mazel tov! Wishing you love, joy, and all good things!

    • SuzBald

      Mazel Tov, Uncles!

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

      Viktor’s bedazzled suit coat! HA HA HA HA HA!

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        And sock garters, bless him.

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

          If he’s trying to be as cutesey (sp?) as Mondo, then he has to wear shorter shorts.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Viktor, while adorable in his own way, is no Mondo. And shame on you for comparing the two!

            ;-)

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

              That’s why I’m giving Viktor some advice!

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              There can be Only One Mondo.

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

              Oh, I know. their design aesthetics aren’t even the same. But I still think Viktor’s shorts were too long for that outfit in the bar. :P

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Okay. I’m on board with giving Viktor helpful tips as long as you know that there can be Only One. :-)

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Haha, they would make a pair, now that you mention it.

      • Lilithcat

        That plus garters, plus shorts, plus a pom pom! Boy is trying way to hard.

        • MilaXX

          and the fan!

      • pismire

        He is really working the fan these days. I enjoy seeing him so happy and it seems like, as opposed to his previous PR season, this time he came to play.

    • crash1212

      Have a wonderful celebration! Remember: hem your pants appropriately; don’t shove your hands in your pockets for pictures; tighten your tie (if you’re wearing one); beware of neck beard. I’m SURE you’ll be fabulous!

    • Kayemwhy yo

      Congratulations! Enjoy your day, knowing you guys I know it will be Fabulous!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Nate Berkus is not only adorable, he’s a fun judge and actually has something to say.

      • Lisa_Co

        But why is an interior designer (even a cute, successful and opinionated one) doing judging fashion. Apples and oranges IMO (and Nate lost out to Isaac whenever they differed).

        • MaisyMcGregor

          On his show, he did fashion segments all the time. I love that Nate knew all the designers and their work from their respective seasons. Let Nate host this show. His critiques were thoughtful and he didn’t rely on the “I’d wear that” critique. Although he would’ve looked adorable in Christopher’s look.

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

            Yeah, he even said he liked Jeffrey’s work from season 3, which means he was watching PR for so long. I liked his enthusiasm while judging as well. I would not mind if he came back to judge again.

      • conniemd

        It made sense to me that an interior designer could judge fashion. He would have an eye for proportion as well as an understanding of taste levels as well as when something is bland or clashing. I would love to have heard him critique Mondo’s work. He makes more sense than actresses who wear clothes chosen and styled by someone else.

        • Munchkn

          Interior designers also know fabrics. I don’t see any reason why a good interior designer shouldn’t be a judge on PR.

    • filmcricket

      Have a FABULOUS day! Best of love and luck to you both!

    • Lilithcat

      Congratulations from Illinois, latest state to pass Marriage Equality (governor will sign the bill on 11/20, effective date June 1).

      One legislator partied that night by proposing to his honey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J0TIVJW1_o (the lighting sucks, but who cares?)

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Congratulations on being #15! Love, Minnesota (#12)

        • ewes_urn_aim

          I moved to Minneapolis 10 yrs ago (because it’s so gay-friendly)- loving it sooooo much more than homophobic Michigan.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Awesome! Congrats to you and your state, honey! Xo!

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

      I noticed this All Stars season is making all the models come in the workroom in nearly identical outfits, incorporating black. What’s up with that?? They used to wear their own clothes in every time.

      • Imasewsure

        They probably got a bulk discount from QVC

    • DeanaDolar

      Live long and prosper! And come back to reviewing PR. C’mon, ya know ya wanna.

    • guest2visits

      Wishing you all the best.. Have a wonderful day!

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

      Sorry, I am watching PRAS 3 online right now…

      I just spotted Gay Makeup Daddy. He’s working for Mary Kay now? Or is he just on staff for Project Runway? Does anyone know how the makeup and hair people are associated with the PR staff?

    • Rhonda Shore

      Congratulations and a lifetime of joy!

    • alyce1213

      Have a lovely, joyful celebration and a long, happy life together.

    • Fordzo

      Mazel Tov!

    • LJCdoc

      Have an amazing celebration, boys!

    • Call me Bee

      Congratulations, Dear Uncles, and best wishes for a long(er) and happy life together. Palju onne!

    • Trickytrisha

      So much joy among us BKs this weekend. Our beloved Uncles celebrating their married state! Yipeee!

      May every wonderful moment of the rest of your lives together be blessed with harmony, happiness, and health. (Oh heck, I just alliterated all over myself.)

    • newtonGOTbeaned

      Mazel!

    • tereliz

      Congratulations and enjoy your day! I eloped and only sometimes regret it. Don’t forget to breathe!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        You can still have a party! You can always have a party!

    • nosniveling

      oh geez, the bar is a giant trivial pursuit game!

    • Kate4queen

      Have a great day!!!

    • Inspector_Gidget

      Biggest congrats possible. You deserve much happiness considering how much of it you’ve given to the BK’s. And yes, enjoy the weekend! All the self-obsessed starlets and bad international costumes will be there on Monday!

    • Winter_White

      Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness, T Lo.

      Seeing some of the PR designers again … It’s like those work friends you didn’t like at first — but day-in, day-out exposure reveals what you’d missed: they have good hearts, a sense of humor, etc. You realize you’ve grown fond of them when the little things that annoyed you in the beginning make you smile, because that’s just them.

      I’m enjoying Elena’s kookiness this time around. And Christopher, too — when he told chatterbox Elena to “clamp it” in that distracted, low-key tone, it made me laugh. Irina seems so different this time…distant, maybe unhappy? Mychael is talented but frustrating.
      Loved Korto’s wry, “I’m here for my fans. Enjoy me.” :)

      • Adrianna Grężak

        Irina is almost nonexistent. They barely include any clips of her solo interviews, and I don’t think they even aired her critique with Zanna. She’s not producing good work, so I wonder what her motivation is – more exposure? She won a few years ago, and money doesn’t last. I don’t know how true this is, but NY Daily News reported that she bailed on her Fashion Week show in Sept 2013?

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          I noticed that too, and was wondering if they were just waiting to bring her out in force later on when she clashes with someone or produces something awful/incredible. It would really be odd if they just obscured her the whole time until she left.

        • Michelle Wilson

          Underestimate Irina at your peril. She’s a fighter. I also noticed that she was damn near edited out of the last episode but I hope that’s just time constraints and her not being important to whatever narrative they were pushing.

        • pismire

          I would have enjoyed the judges taking a moment to reflect on Irina’s entry this week. Previously unseen, It marched down the Runway and then was gone — spread its feathered wings and flew back to whatever eurotrashy lounge it had sprung from. Seth Aaron’s dress was barely on the screen as well. I could do with a whole lot less footage of Elena’s manic-edged laughing, and more time spent on the designer’s work please.

          • Adrianna Grężak

            Agree 100%. I used to get a sense of who the quiet/calmer designers were in old PR seasons.

        • Imasewsure

          I thought she was dull during her season too. This just seems like more of the same

      • guest2visits

        I also got that impression from Irina…she seems very unsure of herself, her work is not the same, although she is skilled. It may sound glib.. but she certainly seemed happier when she was meaner!

    • terpsichory

      Only the best for you two! Enjoy your day, throw a tantrum early on and when in doubt, spike the punch (you’ll probably have something classier).

      The rest of the time let someone else worry and let your fabulous selfs be celebrated! My heartfelt congratulations!

    • guest2visits

      I really enjoyed the idea for the PR challenge; a simple but fun way to start.
      Christopher had a very simple, but pretty dress, well made and interesting enough, it fit the challenge well.
      Elena’s was a chic design for a sophisticated lounge, I think. The large bag and hefty cuff took away from the fun, nightclub use for the dress with it’s cutouts. It needed slightly lighter accessorizing. Otherwise it’s too business-like.
      Viktor’s was a masterful use of the print and the construction was amazing – except where it met at the bottom front; the judges are mostly useless on PRAS, but they had that right…it was a minor glitch. Those were my favorite three.
      But I also liked Mychael’s purple with the curly sides for this challenge – it hit the right notes for a fun night out dress.
      I also liked Seth’s a lot, but while it was well made and visually striking – it looked more like a costume, or something for the waitress staff to wear at a very sexy Club Galaxy. Almost Vegas costume. I don’t know who is supposed to wear it outside of Seth’s comic book.
      Both Irina and Korto’s had a costume-y edge, though not as well made and successful as Seth’s. I didn’t like the results. Korto’s looked so good on her form in the workroom, then BAM all of a sudden her model had multiple black, tape-like stripes and a mismatched black belt that totally erased the craftmanship and the pretty silhouette she started with. I thought she had a winner…then it became something else. I don’t know who would want to give this dress a try…Alyssa may have been laughable with her back-fat concerns…but this dress made the model look like she was bursting out of it. Irina also had an uncomfortable looking design….It was VERY fussy, especially the back. I don’t know who was wearing it, it appeared old world, or dated. It was an awkward design.
      Those 2 were my bottom looks along with Jeffery’s. Melissa’s and Elena’s dresses reminded me that not all dresses have to be slinky little fabric remnants to be stylish for a night out, and Melissa’s may not have been as well put together as Elena’s, but it had a simple, pleasing shape and the front was chic – I had a dislike for the harsh color blocking in the back (hard yellow & black), it became very 80s to me there – but it wasn’t horrible. I didn’t think it was auf-worthy.
      Jeffrey’s cool, pink distressed velvet fabric had me waiting to see what it would turn into. But although it looks better in the stills I’ve seen; it was just saggy, see-thru, and very cheap looking. It had the shape of a beach cover-up. I had a picture in my head of the bar this dress was leaning into. The black lining under the rhinestone collar was the final cheesy touch… although the bag he made withe Irina’s feathers was also a bit tacky looking.

      Must have the printed long sleeved shirt Christopher was wearing at the start.
      Alyssa finally found a great looking dress for herself, I thought.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Korto mentioned – in the workroom, not on the runway (looking at you, Jeffrey) – that her model was “bigger” than the dress form, and she had to make adjustments.

        • guest2visits

          Yup. Maybe it’s a new PR thing, switching out the forms to make it tougher on the contestants. I never heard so much about mismatched models vs.forms before. Still, I think Korto’s design is very unforgiving in the back, not just snug all around. Also the black strips were tacky and did nothing for her dress. And what in the world did Jeffrey have to complain about – his dress was loose and flappy from the start! I also thought they were all working with the same girl each episode, so it’s not like they have a new shape to get used to. Not that I am making light that they don’t have the proper equipment. It seems kind of cheap of PR not to make sure all the designers have an equal starting place.

          • swanpride

            I think the forms were never a perfect fit…Jeffrey’s point seems to be mostly that his model is much smaller than the dress form, so he can’t use the dress form at all after the fitting. But it really doesn’t matter how the dress form looks like, the designer should know the measurements of the models they work with, especially after the first challenges.

            • guest2visits

              The more I think about it, the more I think it’s a low thing for PR to do. There’s no reason why any of the designers (even Jeffrey, irk) shouldn’t have a form that fits their model to an acceptable degree (unless it’s part of a specific challenge for ALL the designers). I’m sure there’s a room full of mannequins stored there; why is this ever an issue. Maybe the contestants with serious size discrepancy should consider a little anarchy and render the ‘bad’ forms unusable….
              Maybe. Bill me later.
              If the show wants to, they can seriously harm a designer’s chances if there’s a constant struggle to make their design fit in the small amount of time they have. It might be a very easy way to steer the story line since it’s easy to penalize designers for fit/construction issues. Maybe Korto & Jeffrey need to trade forms…can they? Oh well, this is Conspiracy Week, isn’t it!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Did anyone else notice, once again, neoprene? Backwards or neoprene – drink!

    • NMMagpie

      All of Elena’s garments are looking the same as are Melissa’s. Christopher’s dress reminded me of the one he designed for the Rockettes (Dmitry was robbed on that one).

      Korto is bringing the SASS this season and I am loving it. Seth Aaron needs more love from the judges; I thought his garment was all him.

      Jeffrey is trying to get eliminated, I think. Isaac may be keeping him there just to have someone to harass.

      • MilaXX

        I’m liking Elena’s much more than Melissa’s Despite her dramatics her garments looks finished. Melissa’s look rushed and unfinished. This week’s was a feeble retread of every dress she made during her season. It gave the model a quasimoto boob. I think she deserved to get auf’d.

        • NMMagpie

          I agree with you. I just want these folks to mix it up some.

        • EverybodysStarling

          She did. And she was one of those AS designers clearly wearing a red shirt. She had some interesting ideas in her season, but never quite thought them through or executed them perfectly.

          And here comes my confession of the week: I like Joffrey. Liked him in his season, like him now. I don’t take him too seriously, though. :)

          • MilaXX

            I don’t like Jeffrey, but he does okay work. I just have to mute him when he gets to speaking. I was never a fan of Melissa’s during her season. That dress with the high collar and asymmetrical hem never worked for me until it was in her finale collection. She can’t make that dress when rushed so I have no idea why she attempted it.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              It was kinda sad how she went on about how it had to be a perfect fit in suede and it still had some pulling and wrinkling issues. Wonder why she is so STUCK on the idea that that asymmetrical hem/neck is where it’s at.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Exactly – Melissa deserved the auf for A) a sloppy version of B) the same dress she did five times in her season. And hers and Elena’s stuff looks nothing alike – I really like Elena’s garments this time around.

          And on another note, as disliked as Jeffrey is, he doesn’t deserve the auf just because he was unlikeable in his season and had the second worst dress of the night this week (not that that’s either of you said – I’m just venting over what I’m seeing in some other comments). Aufing Melissa was the right call.

      • Chartreusite

        I think it’s hard in PR to balance personal aesthetic with what is expected in terms of “versatility.” I think the problem with Elena is that she has a laser-focused point of view and easily apparent sense of style to her work that can cause it to sort of bleed together unless you really respond well to it. That being said though, if I think about someone like Christopher, I honestly think she’s far more consistent and I know her much better as a designer than I do him. While that might seem redundant, I think what pushes her over someone like Melissa is that she’s managing to work with the same elements and utilize them in slightly different ways. This week has the same bold graphicness as her previous two looks, but was positively minimalist in terms of color and with some very beautiful yet subtle seamwork and cutouts (which seem surprising coming from her). I definitely get the criticism, but at the same time it’s really interesting to think about how she functions as a PR contestant as opposed to most of the others. She’s molding the challenge to her aesthetic instead of letting her aesthetic get lost in the challenge, and I kinda appreciate that. Of course, it could easily go awry like it did with Melissa this week soooo…

        • NMMagpie

          I can see that about Elena. What gets me (and this is one of my things) is her need for dramatics. For the love of God, just get in there and do it.

          I felt when Melissa was on the first time that she needed some strong, consistent mentoring without all the ego-stroking and I still believe it. She’s not going to grow unless she gets pushed.

          • Chartreusite

            Oh absolutely understood. I think I’m probably a little blind to that cause I didn’t watch her original season (only read the recaps) but I get that her personality can be incredibly grating.

            Also super agreed on Melissa. It surprised me how confident she seemed this challenge and perhaps a few of the others because I felt like it was pretty clear she was one of the weaker designers this season. She’s got a strong, declarative sense of style, and I think that’s what she’s been relying on both of her seasons of Project Runway and has allowed her to gain some self-esteem as a designer. However, I don’t think she ever thinks her designs through beyond the initial sketch and so she ends up with a garment that doesn’t measure up. She definitely needs someone to shove her out of her comfort zone and think about how she can mold her aesthetic into something that is really versatile and applicable.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              She is (unfortunately because I think she could grow) a “one way monkey.” She has one silhouette in mind, and it keeps coming out of her, with no variation except in the color or fabric she chooses to execute it in.

            • Chartreusite

              I read an interview after she got eliminated where she talked about how the dress was something new from her because it was executed in pink suede, and all I could think was, “Oh HONEY.” She definitely could grow, but I think she needs to acknowledge her less-strong points as a designer and that she still has a lot more to learn.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Indeed. She should force herself to make a collection where she is not allowed to use that silhouette at all, or anything even close, and see if she can knock herself into a new train of thought.

            • Chartreusite

              Oh definitely. If we’re comparing her to Elena, it would’ve been good on her original season if she had been read to filth about her silhouette issues so she would’ve taken the decoy collection as an opportunity to prove the judges wrong. Then again, I think if that had happened she would’ve pulled a ven and just churned out the same look over and over and over…

            • NYCGlamourpuss

              I mean for god’s sake, the woman even made her Rockettes’ costume in that same style! I had no problem with her auf the other night.

            • Chartreusite

              She’s a much more palatable persona I guess than Jeffrey? But at the same time I find her so much more frustrating because she’s so unself-aware and she just seems really out of touch with how little she actually is offering to the game. She doesn’t get it and she’s so stubbornly in her box that ultimately it makes me feel like a miscast. I would’ve rather seen any other female finalist from recent seasons (Kimberly from s9 comes to mind) just because they mostly don’t make their PR clothes in a vacuum like Melissa does.

            • Carrps

              Ha! As soon as I saw her sketch I said “One.Way.Monkey.”

      • Eric Stott

        I’ve been wondering about Jeffrey – he really doesn’t seem to want to be there, and even though I didn’t like his old personality at least it was something interesting.

        • NMMagpie

          He was a capital-J jerk, that’s for sure. But I have a feeling that his underbelly is being exposed here in a way that is supremely uncomfortable for him.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            I dunno about that. He sure did hand Isaac’s ass back to him in defending his avant garde piece. Sure, it was ugly, sure it was a rip off, but man was it worth it to see that look on Isaac’s face when Jeffrey defended it on the runway.

    • Peeve

      All the best on your wedding eve, Uncles! So happy for you! Hope it’s the best day ever.

    • SRQkitten

      Wishing you two the happiest of celebrations and many more wonderful years together! Enjoy the day!

      I will admit to missing Thursday nights in the lounge watching PR, last night really missed the BK snarkery, just ’tisnt the same. And of course no sharp twitter commentary from Uncles TLo!

    • mommyca

      Have a wonderful celebration! Looking forward to all the pictures… Congratulations and enjoy your special day!

    • maggiehuck

      Is anyone else put off by AM’s “style” on PRAS? I liked the dress but the shoes made her appear really short — and she doesn’t have a height advantage to begin with. And the get-up she’s wearing (animal print sweater and red/black striped skirt) I just saw on Yahoo! PULEEEZE. It’s hard to take her critique seriously if her own style is mystery bag goodwill.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        YES. She is a pretty woman, but she doesn’t seem able to pull of these fashionista looks. She is far better served by softer looking clothing and colors. The severe hairstyles and outfits are not working.

    • BookishBren

      Oh, wishing you such happiness and joy! Happy, Happy Wedding Day!

    • tldtld

      Georgina Chapman’s contract must make it a requirement that they introduce her as “The beautiful Georgina Chapman”, although last night the word gorgeous was used. It drives me nuts. They did the same thing with her introduction last year.

    • formerlyAnon

      Enjoy the celebration! I hope it is everything you want it to be.

    • TLJezebel

      Alyssa Milano bugs.

      • swanpride

        The constant hate against her bugs even more. I really don’t see what the issue with her is. She is easy to understand and she is slowly starting to interpret the boring lines in her own way. The show could do much worse.

    • GinAndPopcorn

      Much love and happiness to you on your special day!

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Wishing you both the happiest of days!

    • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

      Happy, happy, joy, joy! Best of the best to you both. :)

    • BobStPaul

      That was actually a pretty good episode of PRAS. It was nice to see so little drama and the time sure went quickly. I think the judging has also been pretty good thus far and that Nate Berkus was one of the better judges we’ve seen on PRAS or PR. I personally preferred Christopher’s look to Viktor’s but I’m not unhappy with the latter’s win. I would have preferred Viktor to have treated the bottom of his dress differently but his use of his print was masterful. Elena certainly has terrific construction skills and it was amazing that she (and Viktor) could pull off their outfits in that amount of time. I agreed with the bottom three. I also agree with the poster who noted that Kortu’s outfit was looking great on the dress form and then suddenly took a turn for the worse with the black embellishments. Melissa’s and Jeffrey’s were both so bad I would have been happy to have seen either go home. I much prefer Jeffrey’s personality this season to the one he displayed the season he won but his current work is looking dated. As Christopher noted, Melissa has done that same basic design numerous times in the past.

      • Eric Stott

        I agree- everyone was working together very well- and I enjoyed Viktor’s banter with Elena – and speaking of Elens, she was generally cool and confident but when the judges started to pick on her outfit you could see her start to collapse.

    • GeoDiva

      Congratulations!

    • EveEve

      Enjoy every minute you two! I am in Singapore, not all that far from Bali…but totally missed the Lounge I am guessing, since even the California bars are now closed.

    • MaisyMcGregor

      Let’s start a campaign to make Nate Berkus the host of this show. Get designers to put him in their best stuff. It would be such a refreshing change.

      • DuBey2

        I LOVED Nate as a judge. Intelligent, good looking, great taste, and no snarky comments. Was thinking the same thing you said; would love to see him host, but I hope they’ll still design for women, not men. :)

    • Kathy

      Congratulations and much love!

    • Lilyana_F

      Enjoy the celebration, guys! I wish you all the happiness and harmony in the world :)

    • Shannon Beamer

      Happy wedding celebration day, Uncles! Congratulations, and hope you have some fabulous bubbly (I have no doubt)!

    • Dawn Sinclair

      Dearest Uncles, congratulations I hope today is full of fabulosity.
      As for PRAS, I think that a calmer Jeffrey has taken his fire and creativity.

    • DaveUWSNYC

      Dear Gents – with you in spirit today, and sending all my affection…Always Yours – Bitter Kitten #1

    • Jessica Freeman

      Wishing you all the best on the day of your celebration! XoXo

    • Nicoclaws

      Have a happy best day ever :D

    • decormaven

      Happy wedding celebration to our dear uncles! Hope “it’s just like paradise… a paradise with little gold palm trees.” You better get a write-up in the NYT!

      • decormaven

        Oooh! Thanks for the picture from the wedding reception. Dammit, we need details! I want the full treatment- what flowers were used, descriptions of the place settings, your attire- everything! Did anyone sing “O Promise Me”?

    • ewes_urn_aim

      Congrats on your big day!

    • just3003

      There are comments about Jeffrey plagiarizing the avant-garde challenge? Can you explain. Thanks!!

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Google Maison Martin Margiela Couture 2008.

    • Cynica

      Mazel tov!!

    • bellafigura1

      How romantic and wonderful. Congratulations, and you guys deserve a break and some plain ol’ IRL love.

    • conniemd

      Congrats brilliant Uncles. Enjoy your celebration day.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Hope you had a wonderful time today, TLo! Congrats again!

    • Sheokaf

      I truly hope you two had the very best wedding celebration ever, you guys are the best for always and forever. Signed, another loyal fan xo

    • Frank_821

      Well it’s a bit late but I wanted to follow up talking about Styled to Rock. After 3 episodes I have a good handle on the show

      For those unaware, Style to Rock is another PR knock-off that is airing on Bravo friday nights. It was suppose to air on the Style Network but when that became the Esquire Network, the show was shifted to Bravo-hence the crappy timeslot

      As par for the course of a PR clone it has the short time frame, some overly dramatic contestants and archetypes and bitchy judges.

      Anyway the prize, besides the standard cash and photoshoot, is a job as a designer on Rhianna’s style team. 1 of the judges is her stylist. As Pharrell Williams, 1 of the other judges said, the value of the job is worth 10 times the cash.

      What makes the show distinct is the judging parameters. Every challenge has a practical endgoal with a client who is also the guest judge. More importantly it is the client that solely determines the winner. Ergo the garment has to be finished and ready to be worn by the runway. The focus of the judging is what best meets the purpose and needs of the client and their event rather than trying to make something that will look the coolest on the runway.

      Now for the kicker. The regular judges screen the work the night before. They play the role of stylist. They “pull” the entries they think are worth showing to the client. Those that make the pull will be up for the win and they will not be eliminated. Those who don’t make the pull will be up for elimination. More importantly there is no minimum number of entries that will be pulled. In the last episode, 7 people were up for elimination.

      The regular judges determine who will be kicked off. The guest judge has no say in it and leaves once the winner is announced and never sees the crappy dresses

      Since meeting the needs of the client is what is most important, the contestants really can’t use the “I think my design is great and I stand behind it” defense

      This became clear in the 2nd episode where the challenge was to make an outfit for Kylie Minogue. The event was a launch party for her upcoming coffee table book. It was pointed out she was petite but was in great shape and it was important to flatter her figure. For that episode the judges wanted each designer to pitch to them why they should pull their dress. The judges explained it is something designers will need to do from time to time in real life and it would be a good experience for them .

      Every designer ended up doing a horrible job in their pitch. Part of the reason was the pitches were inherentlylousy. More relevant was that none of them initially made an outfit considered worth pulling. They either ignored the fact Kylie is petite or that the event involves her hosting a launch party. THis 1 flamboyent designer actually created a mermaid gown with an embellished collar that only a drag queen could pull off.

      They actually had to delay the judging to give the designers time to course correct. And those contestants were seriously chewed out for ignoring the needs of the client.

      In this same episode 2 designers were kicked off. The first owing to poor construction and it being inappropriate. The girl was talented but young. The judges gave her lots of encouragement as they booted her.

      The 2nd designer got kicked off for being a stubborn butthead. He was originally told his dress had way too much volume and the design of the garment would completely obscure and overwhelm Kylie’s small frame. she is 5′ 1″

      However the guy got snippy and stubborn. He made minor tweaks but refused to change his design. He even refused the help and input from the designer who eventually won the challenge. The irony was the tweaked version actually looked worse. The dress was too big on his 5’9″ model. After the first critique he defiantly told the other designers he didn’t care and he was proud of his design.and didn’t want to change it.

      When he had to defend the “final version”, he got a little hostile and very combative- implying they were wrong in their criticism of the dress and they were wrong not to have selected it. He dug in his heels so deep he was not even aware how disrespectful and unprofessional he was coming across towards the judges and even towards other contestants. They even told him that was 1 of the reasons he was getting booted and had no pleasant parting words for him,

      They also rightly told him in this situation, it’s their only opinion that mattered. If a stylist tells you that the dress you’re pitching is wrong for their client and why, you offer up another one. you don’t pick a fight and try to force the first outfit on them. What’s worse he burned bridges with 3 industry professionals who could have helped his career.

      • demidaemon

        I agree. I am actually really liking this show. I’m not sure about bringing in two contestants after two others have been booted, but the one guy obviously deserves to be there. I really like the focus on the pull and treating each challenge as a custom design for a client. I also like that–unlike PR–we have a disabled (whatever the current PC term is) designer and it isn’t the focus every time she is interviewed or critiqued. She is just another contestant.

        My complaints have more to do with the aesthetics that are getting pushed forward. Zipper girl seems really done to me, although she is doing interesting things with it. After 5 billion seasons of PR, it doesn’t feel as “new” as the judges make it out to be. Latex girl is too niche and needs to realize that, and all the tears about “wa wa the client didn’t pick mine” need to get dried up, stat.

        I do appreciate seeing an asshole get kicked off for being an asshole when he really needed to be reevaluating. Those eyes would bore into your soul and not in a good way.

        • Frank_821

          I see your point about Autumn. I too wondered what was her fixation with zippers. She actually has more range than that. I was familair with her work owing that she’s a RAW artist. RAW is an organization that creates venues and events that showcase indie creatives of different dsicipline, including fashion design, accessories, hair and makeup. They cover over 50 cities across the US, Canada and Australia. Autumn is from Philly and was named RAW Fashion Designer of 2012. Interesting enough PR champ Dom is also a RAW artist and up for the award this year.

          What’s funny is a number of the contestants are RAW artist who’s profiles and work I’ve seen. That’s how I heard about the show. MY partner Rick is a RAW artist here in the Austin branch (and made it to the semi-finals for this year’s award). It’s wild this is the first time I am familair with some of the contestants portfolio before they got to TV

      • Qitkat

        Good assessment of the show. The designers all seem to fall within most of the standard tropes, but I am liking how the judges have no issue with being strongly judgmental. That second person kicked off the KM challenge was seriously giving me the creeps. I missed this Friday’s show and will have to catch up.

    • Christin Pardy-Nosenchuk

      Blessings on your union and a lifetime of joy and happiness!

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      CONGRATULATIONS!

    • ItsDicey

      CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS!

    • Stubenville

      1. Has anyone else picked up on the fact that Neck Tattoo (Jeffrey) is looking extremely haggard? (And it’s the beginning of the competition.)

      2. Why would you work in a difficult material if you’re facing time constraints? Looking at you Melissa.

      3. How many more %^&@# ways are the producers going to find to repackage “make a pretty dress” as a challenge?

      4. Why do they even bother with Zanna – she’s pretty much useless to this group.

      • Eric Stott

        Jeffrey is looking older than 43 for certain.

        The whole Cocktail Inspiration thing was silly- at least one designer commented that the color of the drink wasn’t anything inspiring- and it didn’t even have obvious product placement. Did they think that the designers needed a belt or two to keep going?

        Here’s a suggestion: next time get the designers really sloshed before they start designing- but you might want them sober before they try operating the machines.

        • guest2visits

          I hope they got to finish their drinks! At least they weren’t running down pedestrians for cash, performing for a yogurt commercial, or playing with stilts.
          It didn’t matter what the cocktail would be; no one had an advantage…and the setting was an accurate place to inspire the mood for the challenge. And it was kind of funny seeing them sit shoulder to shoulder in their little group; waiting to tear out of there!

          • Stubenville

            You HAD to mention the stilts.

            Brain bleach, STAT!

          • Eric Stott

            One of the designers said “Can I have another sip?” as they ran out. I don’t think they were encouraged to be seen actually consuming them.

            In the early seasons we followed the designers out after hours for some clubbing (on occasion with the models) – and there was an occasional workroom hangover. These days I get the impression that they’re sequestered or at least watched carefully.

      • swanpride

        I actually liked the challenge, because it allowed the designers to be creative and show a lot of their own style. Looking at the results, I start to doubt them all.

        • Stubenville

          Understood, but it’s such a cop out for the producers to continually make such open-ended challenges. When the designers have a tightly defined brief such as “make an ice skating costume for this client” or “reinvent the US Postal Service uniform” they actually have to use real world problem solving, and the judges can’t get away with ignoring the criteria. What I find maddening about the endless variations on “make a pretty dress” challenges is that almost anything can be used to praise or criticize a contestant. Look at Issac’s comments a couple episodes ago about Jeffry’s avant garde piece, with a hood obscuring the model’s face. It was clearly a totally avant garde look, but Issac droned on and on about how the poor girl wouldn’t be able to drink cocktails at a party. Fortunately Jeffrey politely told him he was full of crap. But the producers could have fed Issac a completely different narrative and he would have praised the hood + lampshade+ sheath dress that Jeffrey concocted as the most forward looking concept ever.

          • swanpride

            The drinking cocktails part was nonsense, but I do agree with the judges that the hood had an offensive element to it and the whole thing didn’t work. What made it even worse (it was cut out of the episode, but apparently Anya pointed it out) minus the hood it was a badly done copy of an already existing design just in different colours, and that down to the different coloured leg. There was nothing forward looking about it.

      • guest2visits

        So far, Zanna is like a slightly unwelcome Tinkerbell, going from table to table with a little pin, popping everyone’s balloon. It’s like her J.O.B. to say something a bit deflating to every designer before she says cheerio and flounces out of the workroom. That’s just how it appears to me, so far – but it’s only been a few episodes in.

    • Clair Ellis

      Congratulations!!

    • JimiG

      Congratulations on your day!

    • StillGary

      Lorenzo and Tom, Best wishes for a long, happy life together!

    • Melvis Velour

      My husband and I (CA in 2008) wish you many, MANY additionally LEGALLY happy and contented years together and as we yell out in Arabic “MABROUK!”
      We’re dying to see Part 3 of national costumes and what our fellow BKs come up with

    • Qitkat

      Kittens, I don’t know if anyone is out there, but I am exhausted from the previous week and thinking about the week to come. i’ve been dieting and working out for the past few weeks like never before. I had a weekend art workshop that while fun and inspiring, found me wanting in attention span and my usual attention to detail. My grandkids came over for dinner with their dad, my middle son, and acted up enough that dinner was unpleasant, maybe because their mom is out of town. My husband is annoyed and annoying, but that seems to be his default mood these days. But worst of all, my daughter-in-law’s mother died unexpectedly Friday morning, and later that day she (my DIL) and my oldest son had to take their two year old to the ER for croup treatment, and it was the baby’s birthday. So they had to cancel his party for today. And ten years ago this year, my mother died on that son’s birthday. Such a weird twist of fate. So I’m babysitting extra this week to help them out, and trying to get in my workouts and appointments and pay bills and be creative etc. Then the memorial service will be on Friday. So the whole family is in a state of some kind. On the bright side I did get a sweet email from my best friend who lives so far away. So I just needed to hang out here for a little while.

      • quiltrx

        So sorry you’re having such a rough time right now! I can’t imagine how overwhelmed you must feel–this is so much to deal with (and help others deal with) at once. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way for the coming week.

        • Qitkat

          Thanks, I really appreciate the good thoughts and prayers.

        • Qitkat

          I just wanted to add that I am intrigued by your name, and for the first time today, I really realized what it means. Quilt RX. What a lovely sentiment. I used to be a quilter too, and still have a number of unfinished projects that occasionally remind me to finish them. And bags of beautiful fabric I just know someday I might use. But I might not, I’m starting to realize. And should pass them on to people who still stay in the game.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Love and strength to you, Qitkat. You are a strong woman, I can already tell from knowing you here, and your family is lucky to have you. Hugs from afar, and while I’d prefer not to share it here, know that I am having a particularly hard time in life right now, too, and you all are helping me more than I can possibly say with all of the fun and laughter that TLo and your comments provide. If I could help you, I would, in a second, but since there’s not much I can do, I will just say remember your mom is always there, helping you be the woman you are, and no doubt proud of all you do for your family and all you do to take care of yourself and create beauty in the world. (That always helps me when I’m feeling overwhelmed by life.)

        • Qitkat

          Sarah, your comments have sustained me in the past, and I am so appreciative to have an internet friend like you. I am sorry to hear that you are also having a rough time right now, and I send you back all the love that is possible to have between two people who have never met. And thank you for reminding me that my mom is still helping me to deal with all that life has to throw at me. I hope our moms have met in heaven and are sharing good memories of their girls together. You be strong too, and we will continue to all help each other out here. Many years ago when I started posting, back when this site was still a little blog, who would have dreamed so many of us would continue to connect here, and feel like we have made true friends and give support through all life’s travails and joys. I would help you too if I could.

      • Trickytrisha

        I’m late in replying here, but please know that your fellow BKs appreciate you and wish for better days for you and your family. Sometimes life piles it on til you think you’ll break in two – but you don’t and gradually things get better. But while the misery is happening the smart ones reach out… you’re one of the smart ones, dear. I know you’ll be the anchor for your loved ones, so take extra care of yourself. Chocolate might help too.

      • conniemd

        Hang in there BK. Things do get better. Really.

      • decormaven

        Hang in there! Glad you can find a moment in this present challenge to get some laughs and a little support from your fellow BKs.

      • Qitkat

        @Trickytrisha:disqus, @decormaven:disqus, @conniemd:disqus, Thanks so much for your BK support. I really truly appreciate it. It was cheering to see my little grandson be so happy to have a cupcake with two tiny candles on it at noon today, for his belated birthday. Mommy, Daddy, and I sang him happy birthday. A sweet innocent child in one’s life adds so much joy. While it is sad he won’t remember his other grandma, we’ll all do our best to keep her memory alive. As for chocolate, funny you should say that, Tt. I actually have a diet bar with chocolate and it is a treat every time I get to eat it. And yay, I lost 2.6# this week.

    • xprocessed

      Jeffrey definitely deserved to go this week. Melissa’s design at least fit the brief and was overall aesthetically a lot more pleasing. Elena has produced consistently interesting (and mostly good) work, I hope she makes it to the finale (but then my favourite almost never makes it -.-)

      On a tangential note, I am not sure why my previous comment about bringing back the PRAS recaps here on this site was categorically deleted. Seems draconian to go about culling community feedback like this, especially when this is a site whose success has been at least partly (if not largely) based on fans of the show and TLO’s critique of the designs featured.

      • Chartreusite

        I think ultimately it was a case of momentum and the overall metagame. I do think Jeffrey’s was probably a worse look, but Melissa’s was repetitive of her earlier work, that was the third time she was in the bottom, and it was pretty clear she wasn’t gonna bring anything new or different than what she had already produced. Although I don’t think Jeffrey’s garments are the best, I do think he talks a good game and he at least has a reference pool where it seems like he’s trying to do something interesting each challenge. Plus, his punk garment was on-point the first challenge so I do not mind seeing him continue on.

        Agreed about Elena though. I definitely feel like she might be an endgamer this season. The judges have been responding well to her aesthetic and as long as she doesn’t get too into her head she could go far.

      • swanpride

        While I agree that Jeffrey was worse and might be lucky that he is a previous winner, Melissa just kept repeating herself – badly. But then, I never got why Jeffrey won in the first place, so I am not too surprised that he doesn’t do that well against superior designers.
        I’m not that enchanted with Elena. It’s all way too much like the stuff she did for her collection. She is repeating herself, too, the difference is that she is repeating herself in a better way Melissa did. If she doesn’t step it up I would rather see one of the more creative designers win.

      • guest2visits

        I’m hoping Elena will turn out to be one of the finalists too. Myself; I thought both Jeffrey’s and Korto’s were more rock bottom than Melissa’s. And yes Melissa’s design was a another edition of past work, but I think that’s true with many of the designers here. It should have been better work and I’m not sure about the choice of suede…but it was a nice silhouette for an evening look.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        Your previous comment was deleted because it was rude, un-asked-for, and off-topic. Also, because there are people, like yourself, who think we “owe” Project Runway fans our coverage of the show because they are somehow responsible for our success, a sentiment that is both outrageously entitled and wildly off the mark, because our Project Runway coverage is some of our least popular coverage on the site and because our real success as bloggers came when we started doing celebrity fashion and television reviewing. This is not a Project Runway fansite and we don’t owe Project Runway fans anything. They make up a very tiny portion of our overall readership.

        If you don’t want to get deleted around here, don’t make rude comments. Thank you for the congratulations on our wedding — oh, wait. You didn’t do that. You just bitched at us.

    • Sarah Davis

      I hope you two have a wonderful day. This may be a strange thing to say about someone you’ve never met in person, but I’m so happy for you both!