T LOunge

Posted on November 15, 2013

Twenty Five Lusk bar and restaurant in San Francisco, CA

 

Kittens, there’s a nip in the air outside the windows of T Lo Manor and we’re feeling the need for a chic, modern fire right about now. Because any old fire just won’t do for us. Let’s all gather ’round and bitch.

 

In other news, our years-in-the-making wedding celebration went off last Saturday without a hitch:

 

 

 

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It was a fabulous, magical night full of love, wine, incredible food, family and friends.  Just what you want your wedding celebration to be. We’re still floating on a high, helped along by daily allowances of leftover wedding cake. The details on the menu, restaurant, flowers and cake, as well as more pictures (even one of us), can be found on our Facebook and Twitter.  All our Bitter Kittens were there in spirit. But not in actuality, because we could never afford to feed you all.

And how was your week, darlings?

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  • EverybodysStarling

    Seems like you’ve had a blast. Awesome!

    To PR Allstars:

    Seriously? They couldn’t pick an auf-worthy candidate? Surely
    because all three entries were so, so, so horrible, they couldn’t
    send anybody home while keeping the other two?

    I love Korto, Jeffrey & Mychael, but that was just beyond
    cracktastic.

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      FOR REAL. My BP is up just typing.

      • EverybodysStarling

        Mine, too. And tbh, I was just waiting for this post to spit it all out :D

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          You and me both. The mister got seriously chewed out after his bath last night for something he knows little to nothing about and tried to commiserate but it just isn’t the same.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      Yeah, that was ridiculous.

      However, I was happy that Christopher was called out on his sob story.

      • Lilithcat

        Yeah, but they still let themselves be manipulated into giving him the win. And he did not deserve it.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Didn’t Christopher use the same story about bullying during his season on PR?

          • Lilithcat

            Yes, now that you mention it, I recall that he did.

      • StillGary

        I was as well, sort of — because what we have seen of this designer — he has come off manipulative and passive aggressive at times BUT , he really did appear underwhelmed when that school bus appeared. I think he may have been sharing something honest — you know, not like Josh hastily scrawling the name of his departed mom on his dress to gain some sympathy points.

        • Adrianna Grężak

          I think what I found frustrating is that the new PR designers try to fabricate or recreate previously geniune moments on PR. For example, one of the things Mondo is remembered for is his HIV story during the fabric challenge. Now new designers come off contrived when it’s a clearly calculated move

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I thought that Mychael was definitely going home for that misfire, but the judges didn’t seem up to aufing him.

    • demidaemon

      I can’t with that BS. They should have just aufed Jeffrey. I mean, come on!

  • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

    Oh, just lovely. If I was indeed there in spirit, I had a kick-ass time. And got so very stuffed on beauty and delicious foodses.
    And, once again, I REALLY hate to be redundant, but SHENANINANINANINANINANIGANS. WHAT DA FUQ. There were AT LEAST two people who had every reason to go: Mychael, who I have a fondness for with his decent personality but his awful construction paper dress, and Jeffrey “Junk Hangin’ Out” Sebelia. I am so pissed. Sigh. Rant achieved.

    • anneland

      Word. Why can’t Mychael be sent home for a sh*tty paper dress project that looked horrible before it started ripping apart? And if Jeffrey’s model’s business was really all out there, why could someone just put some boy shorts underwear on her? Problem solved. But we find out at the end that they need to work in teams next week. So did they just need an even number left because a producer planned wrong?

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Oh, teams? I didn’t see that because when you watch it in realtime (or DVR, which I do) they have this obnoxious lady from the million dollar shopper show come in and hijack the scenes from the coming week.
        Anyway, ur probably right about the numbers, but I don’t think boyshorts would’ve saved J’s dress. It fit like crap on top, too. Titties galore. And his argument for it being a moment in time where an “anime character was in mid spin” made me spit out my beer it was so frikkin stupid.

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

          Yes , teams, where they must create two looks for a couple, a man and a woman. It was followed by a clip from Elena saying she has never made menswear. You know what that means: she is not eliminated and may even win.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Lawdy. I liked Elena on her season, but it’s like this time there is SO much more of her nonsense that I’m over it. If she has to dress a man, he’ll end up looking like the Tin Man because that seems to be her go-to look. Tubes and cones and whatnot.

        • Carrps

          Gawd, I hate that 10-pack-a-day voiced lady. I was screaming to have the recording deleted as soon as i saw her leathery face.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Can we nominate that obnoxious woman from Million Dollar Shopper to be hit in the face with a pie? Please?

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            I’ll throw it.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            We might need to form a line!

          • demidaemon

            I watch that show–I’m sorry, I can’t help it and I’m too lazy to change the channel until Chelsea Lately come son–and I kind of like that lady, better known as Barbet. Watching these people have to deal with Horrible clients and make $114 for what looks like two weeks of work and a whole year of stress gives you some sympathy for them. Also, she calls these assholes out on their shit, which is much appreciated.

          • Stubenville

            Love Barbet – she’s a hoot. But the half baked drag queen works my last nerve. What sane person would take fashion advice from him?

          • demidaemon

            Are you talking about the guy who is partners with “Gwyneth?” Because, if that is the case, then, yes, I agree. Those two always seem on the verge of failing compared to the other solo shoppers. And, because there are four shoppers, sometimes Barbet gets bumped. That is a TV travesty!

          • Stubenville

            Gregg Asher is the cross dresser.

          • DuBey2

            Yes, he bugs me too. And he IS the one who’s partnered w/the blonde woman.

            As to Barbet, I do love her in spite of myself. But WISH she didn’t have that “10 pack a day voice” as Carrps above dubbed it.
            She’s funny and confident and just different than the usual. I get the feeling she doesn’t take herself too seriously.

            BUT, I too, hate it when the TV gods ” have this obnoxious lady from the million dollar shopper show come in and hijack the scenes from the coming week” and also when they scroll banners across the bottom of the screen on more and more shows, the scroll is getting higher and higher so it blocks things I want to see (like the shoes our models are wearing on the Runway of PR…etc)

          • Call me Bee

            Like a thousand times.

          • Adrianna Grężak

            The only reason I watched that show was b/c of Barbet! She’s awesome. I also can’t believe the amount of work they have to do for that tiny commission

    • MichelleRafter

      This episode killed this edition of PR All Stars for me. If they couldn’t send home the creator of one of those pathetic looks then this reality TV show is even more scripted than I realized. They all deserved to leave. And I cannot stand Alyssa Milano as the host. She is beyond awful: stiff, nothing useful to share, not fun or funny. Even having Isaac Mizrahi there isn’t enough to save this for me. I’m out.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        I have come closer to considering it than I ever have after this episode, too, so I don’t blame you. I still like to see what people create, so I will watch it for that alone, but I agree with you on all your points.

        • Constant Reader

          I swore off all PR after Anya won every single prize and the season on beauty and a sex tape alone. That was so scripted and obvious, and for a few seasons the judging had been more about what’s currently mid-market trendy instead of rewarding any innovation. It’s better for my BP to avoid the show. That’s not to say I don’t read a little here because TLo and Bitter Kitten commentary is hilarious.

  • Sobaika

    Congratulations, dear uncles :)

    • Violina23

      Congrats indeed! LOVE the beautiful fall colors.

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

    Didn’t Christopher Palu already use his sad school bullying story in his own season, or was that someone else?

    BS on no elimination this week. Jeffrey should have gone. However, for next week I smell a double elimination. How nice it’d be forJeffrey and Elena to go. Well, mostly it’d be nice for Elena to go. I am sick of her crying freak-outs, coupled with her high opinion of “avant garde” self. Jeffrey is just plain not producing.

    Both guest judges were fabulous. So much better than any of the regulars, though finally one of them mentioned that Elena is repeating the same silhouette. And all the judges jumped on the Gorgeous bandwagon this week. Go for it! Maybe that will stop the necessary descriptor for Georgina.

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      Yeah that was cool! And then it went so downhill…

    • MilaXX

      Jeffrey most definitely should have gone home. Elena should have been called out for being a one way monkey. Gabby & Micheal were indeed great judges.

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

        Yes, Elena should have been told to her face. It wasn’t enough that the judges only said it among themselves.

        • Chartreusite

          I do agree. I think it’s a little unfair to hold that against her and not mention it to her face while continuously putting her in the top because then she’s just gonna keep doing the same thing.

      • Pennymac

        What do you suppose is up with Jeffrey? He seems so…well…constipated?

        • Imasewsure

          He’s such a suck up to the sponsors too… it’s kind of funny

          Honestly I can’t get past his get ups this time even though I basically like him (I’m from LA so his personality is kind of “normal” to me)

        • MilaXX

          I have no idea. I haven’t followed his career. It’s like he’s daring them to auf him.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Jeffrey seems to be tired, or worn down in some way, although he manages to rally so that he can defend whatever he’s showing each week. Still, he seems diminished.

        • cocohall

          I think he is trolling the whole show. He is trying to see what sh*t he can send down the runway and still stick around. He must be laughing his ass off that he could show the poor model’s entire china cabinet and not be dismissed.

      • kimmeister

        Aw, “one way monkey.” I forgot about that.

      • Violina23

        I don’t share all the Jeffrey hate that many BK’s have — that was the first season of PR I watched, I remember not agreeing with his win, but that’s about it. That being said, his dress was pretty awful, even if it HAD covered her “lady parts”. I thought they were going to send him home for sure…

        • MilaXX

          I don’t hate him, but this week’s design was awful. He should have been sent packing.

    • anneland

      How is Chapman not offended every week? She is an amazing designer and accomplished women. But the most important thing to point out is that she is prettier than most women. I’m surprised she doesn’t put an end to that nonsense.

      • tldtld

        Last week, I mentioned how they always call her beautiful or gorgeous in her intro. They did it last year, too. I think she must have it in her contract to feed her ego. I can’t think of any other reason for it since she is such a talented woman.

        • Imasewsure

          I’m going to go with “personal vanity” …. I assume that she put that in the intro herself (or her husband did)…

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Agreed. It doesn’t seem like there’s any way that she could’ve let herself be called that for 3 seasons if she didn’t like it.

        • cocohall

          They say something equally inane about Isaac as well. I bet that it is all scripted and approved in advance, because imagine the challenge of coming up with something new to say every week about each judge that is flattering, but not MORE flattering than what is being said about the other judge. It feels as fresh as the constant references to the QVC wall and the Mary Kay makeup, etc. I can feel the presence of a legal team just off camera holding the show script with the boilerplate language that MUST be used highlighted in yellow.

        • MichelleRafter

          I’ve thought the same thing: her entire introduction is one big product placement/ego massage, or at least that’s what it sounds like.

      • dialyn

        I noticed that her Facebook page at one point referred to the “beautiful Georgina Chapman” (I don’t know if it still does…I’m not a Facebook user) — I’m pretty sure being referred to as beautiful or gorgeous is a branding thing. What she apparently doesn’t realize is that it’s incredibly irritating….but why should she care what anyone else thinks? As long as she’s making money on her stuff and getting press, she’s doing her job. I was wondering, if we are unfortunate to have yet another year of All Stars, how is she going to notch up her descriptor? Will she stick to gorgeous or move up to another hyperbole?

    • Imasewsure

      Based on what they sent down the runway, I think Michael and Korto were ahead of Jeffrey in the crap department so I think that is why they couldn’t eliminate anyone. The fit issues were strange (don’t they have a cami and a pair of boy shorts on the AMAZING QVC WALL? Anyway glad they all stayed even though it was a gift from the GORGEOUS panel this week…

      • Stubenville

        I don’t think the models are permitted to wear any garments not made by the designers (other than their own underwear.) i believe that the accessory wall only has shoes, belts bags and jewelry.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      It must be written in the contract for this season for Milano to announce not only that Georgina is gorgeous but that she also has a new fragrance, “Parfum d’Extase at Sephora” every frigging episode. Parfum d’Extase….I gag.

      • Sally3000

        I think it was in the very first episode, they also mentioned jcpenney when introducing Georgina Chapman. Later episodes have dropped the mention of jcpenney and focused only on Sephora. I wonder what happened there.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Perhaps she was going to be involved with Penney’s before they changed CEO’s?

    • mmebam

      I love her. I’m sad that she was wasted on this challenge. I’ve never really been a fan of the unconventional challenge.

  • MilaXX

    Oh that table setting is beautiful! Truly happy for you both.
    My week has been pretty shitty so I’m taking a piece of cake and sitting in the corner.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Hope things improve, hon. I’ll come and sit with you.

      • MilaXX

        thanks, it’s nice to have good company

    • Alloy Jane

      [pats MilaXX's hand] There there, have a pumpkin cookie as well. I hope things get better.

      • MilaXX

        thanks. It was indeed a comfort food kind of week.

  • M. H. Leader

    Congratulations on what sounds (and looks) like a wonderful celebration! Happy Marriage, TLo!

    But…I have to ask. Which of your insider friends gave you the heads-up on the debacle of the PR All Stars? Seriously. You (sort of) warned us, but last night’s episode dropped the series into the sewer.

    Another unconventional materials challenge. After two weeks in a row in the bottom (and when last week he SHOULD have gone home for a truly hideous “design” and receiving a warning that he had to start producing results or he’d be history), Jeffrey sent his model onto the runway with ALL her lady parts exposed. Butt, va-jay-jay, everything.

    AND THEY DIDN’T SEND HIM HOME. They didn’t send ANYONE home. For no real reason…just a whim of the judges/producers.

    Last week–he should have gone home. This week, it shouldn’t even have been under discussion–he should have just been kicked off before the runway. This series is a total embarrassment to the franchise.

    So…who did he pay off to stay on in spite of his ridiculously incompetent and totally inappropriate “designs”? Though honestly, he doesn’t even look like he WANTS to be on the stupid show.

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      There’s Something Nasty in the Woodshed. And by “woodshed” I mean BM. And by “nasty” I mean “the fix is SO in.”

      • FunButNutz

        I wonder how many people got that reference. I love CCF!!!!!

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          Who doesn’t ;)

          • Carrps

            Heh, I need a Ford van.

        • another_laura

          Totally a fave of mine!

        • GinnyThePainter

          CCF = Cold Comfort Farm. Happy to help.

      • rh33

        Oh Robert Post’s Child. Thank you for that reference!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Adore that film-so much to love, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen and the Church of the Quaking(or is Quivering)Brethren!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        But did it see you? Love, love CCF!

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

      I don’t think Jeffrey’s going home next week either. For the preview they showed a bunch about him complaining about his look in the workroom. Usually when the producers tease like that, the person is not eliminated. I saw that it looks like Seth Aaron is Jeffrey’s partner, so Seth probably lifted Jeffrey away from doom. He sure better not drag Seth into a double-elimination! That may make him the most despised contestant ever.

    • conniemd

      Actually, there was a reason. They have a pairs contest next week, so they needed 8 rather than 7 contestants, though they could have sent 2 home. Jeffrey deserved to go home for the mess he sent down the runway. But, the good part of PRAS is that other than Elaina, weekly sob fest, there is no drama among the contestants and the episodes mostly focus on the actual sewing and designing.

      • M. H. Leader

        which would imply that they NEVER INTENDED to send anyone home.
        IOW, this week was a farce. I mean MORE of a farce than the other weeks have been…

        • UsedtobeEP

          So why not have the pairs challenge this week, when they had the right number of contestants? DUH.

    • pismire

      Absolutely. Thank you.

  • majorbedhead

    Congratulations again! It looks beautiful.

    My week has been insane. My new job is kicking my ass, but I love it. However, I come home completely wiped out and then I have to take care of the three small people who need to be fed every night. I’m a tired kitten. If you need me, I’ll be curled up on that couch in the back corner over there, taking a nap. Someone wake me with a whiskey in a little bit, please.

    • Violina23

      I hear ya, I have a 5 month old who is waking up multiple times in the night, and I’m so exhausted and drained at the end of each day. We might bite the bullet and start sleep training this weekend… wish me luck! I have a feeling it’s going to be harder on us than her ;-)

      Good luck with your new job!

      • UsedtobeEP

        Congrats on new job (Bedhead) and on 5 month old (Violina23). Here’s a drink or three.

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

    Everything looks lovely!

    I’ve been waiting on the lounge, as I’ve been drinking in a bar with co-workers since 5. Cheers y’all, happy weekend!
    XoXo

  • Clueless_Jock

    Congrats to both of you :)

  • GorgeousThings

    Oh my darling TLo I am SO sorry L. and I missed your celebration. :(
    But in the lounge this weekend, I actually have something I want to watch – “Almost Human”. I believe it’s airing Sunday night. It looks reminiscent of Alien Nation, but with Karl Urban and another hottie whose name escapes me at the moment. Can’t wait!

    Sorry. I haven’t bothered to watch PRAS, so I have no idea who’s doing what to whom.

    • marlie

      I. CANT. WAIT. for Almost Human.

      It’s a 2-night premiere – Sunday and Monday.

  • Pennymac

    Thank you for sharing this with us! *Bows the fuck down*
    The romantic elegance almost makes me wish for another wedding.
    Wait, never mind. : ) Virtual hugs to the best two daddys a girl could ever want!

    • Pennymac

      And my week sucked. Thanks for asking. Old, white, conservative, male, republican dinosaurs thwarted my office fabulosity at every turn. And I’m starving myself to fit in a dress for a real red carpet event, so I’m super cranky!

      • Stubenville

        I think something with low calories and a high alcoholic content is just the ticket.

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          Only in short term doses. Long term, it tends to pack on the pounds, unfortunately. I speak from experience. Pudgy, intoxicated experience.

  • marlie

    Really beautiful all around. And you gents also looked smashing in your picture too! I wish you both all the best in the rest of your life together.

  • Stubenville

    Congrats – glad it came off without a hitch went smoothly.

  • AnguaVonUberwald

    Congrats, gentlemen! Looks beautiful and welcoming.

  • nannypoo

    Your celebration looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  • Stubenville

    It’s been a stressful work week, but last night I watched PRAS and a bit of MDS after. I thought the school bus was goofy fun.

    So, on PRAS everybody gets a pony? I’m shocked they didn’t send Jeffrey home for exposing the “good china” as Peach quipped in a past season. Frankly I thought they were going to auf the entire bottom three; they were all that stinking craptastic. And why does Insane From The Ukraine keep weeping? Over what ?

    As for MDS, I had to turn it off right after it started when that client-from-hell from a previous episode showed up. Kittens, do you think she’s a plant? I’m half wondering since she has SUCH GREAT TASTE and HATES EVERYTHING chosen for her and oh my God, she DOES NOT PAY FULL PRICE. I can think of several things to call her, but none are acceptable in polite company.And I swear that half baked drag queen shopper was wearing a hat my long deceased maternal grandmother threw out circa 1966. Oh well, Nana doesn’t need it.

    • Munchkn

      Several weeks ago, it looked like he was wearing the same pink and white bathrobe my girls had when they were toddlers.

    • Jackie4g

      Hope your next week is better.
      Really, could that Event Planner client be any more awful? She had pinched the first shopper and talked to her like she was an indentured servant. I threw a pillow at the tv. Then, she is back in another episode. Was that woman chosen to demonstrate in real life why we should all hate the 1%ers? Wow, she was genuinely nauseating. Of course I want to see the clothes, so I watch the G*d awful series. Can’t turn away, can’t turn it off.

      • demidaemon

        You know what’s even worse? For all that work, Barbet made $0 and the pair made a measly $114. That was sure worth it, I’m guessing.

        And the dress she bought wasn’t even that great!

        *many words unfit for polite company mentioned here repeatedly*

  • anneland

    Looks like a lovely party. Congratulations!

    PRAS: Mychael should have gone home judging this challenge. Jeffrey goes home if it was the season so far being judged.

    • Stubenville

      IMO failing to cover the model’s “naughty bits” should be an instant auf. But I’m not a puppet of the producers judge.

  • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

    I know other kittens may have discussed this when it went down, but I discovered the final episode of WNTW on my DVR last night, and watched it after PRAS. I cried like a damned baby. I heart Stacey and Clinton, 4Eva.

    • majorbedhead

      Is there any way to watch that show online? I didn’t even know it was still on the air. I used to love that show back when I had cable.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        It isn’t. Ended a couple weeks ago. I know Netflix has one season, but I’m hoping now that it has ended they’ll put more.

      • M. H. Leader

        If you have a DVR (or have a friend with one) you can tape it. It’s on MOST weekdays (reruns) on TLC at noon and a different episode at 3 PM. You have to check the listing for each day (like Fridays–I think they run bride dress series on Fridays), but they run at least 6 or 7 episodes a week. This week they even re-ran the final episode. They created around 360+ episodes in all, so you may not catch a bunch of episodes you missed first time around.

        • majorbedhead

          Sweet. Thanks. I’ll keep an eye out on Netflix. I seem to live amongst people who scorn cable. I don’t scorn it, I just can’t afford it.

          • CommentsByKatie

            They put one season on Netflix, finally! I am a cable-scorner and I have sorely missed WNTW. I binged watched the whole season in one day. :)

    • kimmeister

      I don’t recall seeing a WNTW finale discussion here! Although I didn’t get around to watching it until weeks later. So I’m going to throw in my 2 cents here. I’m kind of bummed they didn’t have Nick Arrojo come back, I wonder if his departure was acrimonious. Carmindy needs to learn what rules are, the “5 minute face” is not a rule. I’ve always wanted her to explain why women shouldn’t use latex sponges. I know some people can be allergic, but is there another reason? Vegas was the perfect city to choose to have an on-the-spot nomination.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Yeah, you know, I always wondered why non-latex too. I thought maybe because natural makes for a smoother application? I don’t use sponges, so I never really got that. And I also don’t think Carmindizing is a good idea for everybody. We’ve seen enough ladies on TLo who have way too shiny faces for me to be wary of putting big shiny “C’s” on both sides of my face. I would say she was probably the weakest link. But I thought S & C’s goodbyes were truly heartfelt and sincere, and I was so moved by them. And I loved how they admitted that they drank with people or were hung over on the show ;)

        • kimmeister

          The highlight on the inner corner of the eye only works on certainly eyelid shapes! It just looks stupid on my Asian face.

          But yes, I too was moved by their goodbyes. The behind-the-scenes secrets (like when Clinton was barfing between takes) were pretty interesting too.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Haha that was super funny. I was a little sorry they couldn’t give that lady who was made over the full treatment, because she was a piece of work. Like, they only threw away her hotel wardrobe! What did she have at HOME!!!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            OMG, that final client was a piece of work, indeed. I cannot even begin to imagine what her closets held-the closets must have exuded hoochiness.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Whooowee. She did seem like she came around SOME. But I wouldn’t put it past her to get strippertastic at home. I was so amazed by how she felt uncomfortable in that nice navy dotted knit dress they tried on her and then S&C queried her on the fact that THAT made her feel uncomfortable but near-nudity did not she said YES.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            It’s a shame for her that she didn’t get the full WNTW experience.The way in the show was structured gave the participant some time to get used to seeing themselves and their wardrobes differently. I get that she stripped professionally, and needed the wardrobe and attitude for that. That said, she didn’t seem to have the ability to switch gears when it came to dressing for everyday life events such as taking her kids to school or running errands.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Yep. She did seem to realize that her kids would be more comfortable with her in public if she wasn’t naked, though, so hopefully that lesson will stick, at least.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Hopefully getting positive reactions from her children will reinforce that.

        • Munchkn

          I’ve used a natural, sea sponge before. You have to use them damp or else they’re too stiff. They did work well though, but they are too hard to find. I prefer Cover Girl sponges which can be used dry or damp.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            I just stick with the mineral powder stuff and concealer here and there, which I tap on with my fingers. I did wonder about how natural sponges worked, though, having used them in the bath. Makes sense about using them damp.

      • Fordzo

        I always missed Wayne Scot Lukas from the first season.

        • kimmeister

          I never saw any of his eps, only a few clips in flashbacks. Too bad his existence wasn’t acknowledged either.

      • ewes_urn_aim

        Nick Arrojo always came off as an angry bitch, to me. Very condescending. And he gave every woman soccer-mom hair. Ted Gibson is much sweeter and talented.

        • kimmeister

          I preferred Ted for sure, but Nick had the gig longer.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I so miss WNTW-my favorite TLC series ever-love, love Clinton and Stacey.

    • MarieLD

      As much as I love Stacey and Clinton, every woman they dressed they put in heels. I don’t wear heels to work. No way, no how. Just once i wanted to see even the stay at home moms put into real-life shoes.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Yeah, me either. They did sometimes say “you could wear this with flats” but never actually showed anyone DOING it at their reveal. I remember seeing women actually stumbling off screen in the painful heels because they couldn’t balance. Clinton’s aversion to “cross trainers” always struck me as unrealistic.

        • demidaemon

          I actually saw a bunch of contributors come out in flats or kitten heels in their reveals. I think Clinton’s aversion to cross trainers came from the fact that most of the women on the show used them for everything, when he felt they had a specific purpose: athletic and workout activities.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            Well, there you have it. I guess my heel-averse titanium filled ankle that was shattered by a wedge incident gone wrong just saw a world of frightening stilettos where there were reasonable shoes to be found. I wear hiking shoes sometimes with jeans, but I do hike in them, so I hope Clinton wouldn’t be too mad :)

    • Alloy Jane

      Wait what? It’s… over? D-;

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Tragedy, I know!

    • forward_slash_PRS

      I saw Stacy London once at LGA surrounded by various items of luggage; not especially notable, but she was holding a hatbox which suddenly elevated the whole sighting . . . she’s beautiful IRL. I would love to see him close-up too . . .

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Yeah she’s a looker all right. My fiancé is growing a white streak in his beard and he’s adopted, so I said maybe he’s Sicilian like Stacey. He said probably not because his legs don’t go on for days. I kicked him :)

  • ashtangajunkie

    Congratulations, uncles. Everything looks gorgeous.

    Happy weekend, BKs.

  • kimmeister

    I love that TLo managed to have seasonally appropriate floral arrangements!

    I’m trying hard not to gas my kitties to death, but my oven is not cooperating me. Earlier this week I made a cranberry apple cobbler (recipe courtesy of Clinton Kelly!) that overflowed from the prescribed 9″ pie pan, and smoked up my entire house. Took a good hour to air it out. Thankfully, the cobbler did not taste smoky. I thought I had cleaned up the mess that was caused by the overflow, but discovered it was not the case the next morning. I was on an early morning teleconference and decided to get a head start on roasting my pork loin. Once again, smoked up my whole house. Had to work from home a little longer just to air out the house all over again. The last thing I wanted to do was come home to two unconscious kitties. Thankfully, that did not happen!

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      Does Clinton have good recipes? I’m not sure I’ve seen a cookbook by him (I work at the library).

      • kimmeister

        It wasn’t in a cookbook, it was in Parade magazine a year ago (the free magazine that comes with many Sunday newspapers). Just go to their website and do a search on Clinton Kelly, and the recipe will be the first thing that pops up! It was delicious, and a good way to use the bag of granny smith apples I bought (because it was a good deal). Just use a bigger pan! I wrote a note to myself to use a 9×13 Pyrex pan the next time.

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          Cool! I assume that all things Clinton are both hilarious and well-done. And I have a bunch of apples, too! I’m going to my brother’s for turkeytime so I may just make that!

        • Munchkn

          If you’re ever worried that something you’re baking might overflow the baking dish, you can place a baking sheet on a oven rack underneath the rack that the baking dish sits on. It’s cleaner than putting the dish itself on the baking sheet and the oven doesn’t get dirty.

          • kimmeister

            The silly thing is, I’ve done that many times when the directions specifically told me to. No such tip from Clinton, so it didn’t even occur to me. D’oh!

          • Munchkn

            I’ve seen Martha Stewart put the pie pan directly on a baking sheet. While that does keep the pie filling off the oven floor, it doesn’t keep the bottom of the pie pan from getting really messy. I think our method is better. :)

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

            I put a sheet of aluminum foil with the edges folded up, instead of a baking sheet. Then I can just throw it out instead of washing a baking sheet. I’m lazy.

  • lesmaha

    Congrats again on the wedding, TLo!! Everything looks simply gorgeous–although I’d expect nothing less!!

  • BazoDee

    Congrats!!!!!! So happy it was everything you wanted it to be. Looks amazing.

  • lulukittie

    Congratulations, T & L! Looks like a lovely celebration.

  • Anathema_Device

    Truly happy for you two!!! Here’s to a lifetime of love and joy.

    My week was slightly less shitatistic than last week.

    P.S. I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying an old fashioned next to one of those fireplaces depicted above, followed by dinner in the dining room above. Great place.

  • MaisyMcGregor

    TLo, can we please have the lounge open on Thursday?

  • Fordzo

    That cake looks so yummy. Mmmmm…cake.

    Is it terribly nosey of me to ask what’s in the bags on everyone’s chair?

  • SewingSiren

    Delicious. I just love the glowy candle bags.

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      Me too me too! I’m so stealing that idea. I was worried about the fire hazard until I realized they’re probably LED candles. Genius!

      • Lattis

        Me too me too, me too!

        That’s going on my Christmas Eve table!

  • SewingSiren

    In regards to the PR last night. I thought Elena should have won. Christopher was prepared with a big sob story when it wasn’t even ask for. But I guess that’s what the judges wanted. Viktor was my second. And Jeffery was my auf. But I suspected from the go get that some one who signed on didn’t show , so no auf.

    • Violina23

      I thought Elena’s was sloppy, and just a rehash of her other entries. I didn’t see what was so revolutionary about the bust line, but I don’t pretend to understand high fashion :)

      Viktor’s was my favorite, and I agreed with the critique about the bottom of the dress being more seamless and like the back. Did anyone else notice Viktor made himself a bowtie out of the same material he used for the yellow panels on the front of the dress? I thought it was adorable!

      • SewingSiren

        Elena is bending the challenges to fit her vision as a designer instead of the other way round. I did love Viktor;s tie. very cute.

        • Lattis

          I loved Viktor’s tie –

          On Elena: I like that she’s translating the challenges into her language . . . so to speak. She needs more range, but, I’d have picked her for the win, too..

          Really liked Seth Aaron’s.

          • Munchkn

            I loved how Seth Aaron used a red rubber playground ball for a hat.

          • Eric Stott

            That was a bit of genius.

          • Munchkn

            It sure was! In our family, popped balls are called coconuts. (Our dogs liked to play with them.) My husband came up with that so they’ve been coconuts for more than 25 years. All I could think when I saw Seth Aaron’s model was that she had a coconut on her head.

          • Chartreusite

            Definitely. I think her first priority in a challenge is making something that’s representative of her output rather than what’s best representative of the challenge. I guess for a lot of people that can be incredibly frustrating because her looks look so similar, but for me it’s exciting to see someone who’s so declarative of their design style. She kinda reminds me of Laura Bennett or Stella from the earlier seasons in that she’s got the chops but is so laser-honed and sure of what her aesthetic is that the judges mistake it for having nothing to say.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Personally, Seth Aaron’s should have gotten a lot more love from the judges. then again, SA has to be one of the more well-adjusted designers in PR history, and that’s not as interesting to the Bunim-Murray show gremlins.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Viktor’s tie FTW.

    • Chartreusite

      I feel bad because I do have a huge Elena bias but I do keep thinking she deserves to win. Hers looked the most like real fashion; I know everyone said that about Viktor’s but I don’t think he did enough with his silhouette and the white spaces just reminded me of muslin.

  • guest2visits

    How beautiful! Just a lovely setting TLo. (said while reaching for one of those little treasures in the square dish).

  • travelingcat

    Congratulations T & Lo! Thank you for sharing part of your special celebration with your bitter kittens. Sending good wishes for a continued happy life together.

  • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

    Aw, yay! It looks lovely. Glad you boys had a great time! Congrats!

  • YoungSally

    Totally conventional — but Fabulous Hugh is on PBS Great Performances right now (8PM EST)….

  • tinyredlocks

    Sigh… I love weddings and yours looks fabulous. Congrats again!

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Excellent looking celebration.

    PR world:
    Victor borrowed a treatment from Elena and scored very high with it. Elena is mad. Elena made the same dress as always, but with pointy boobs for your extra head-scratching pleasure. Christopher won, possibly on the merits, but I personally would have dinged him several points for rolling in a sob story. Yay for Isaac pointing out that this sort of nonsense is emotional blackmail, meant to curtail criticism. “How can you criticize an anti-bullying message?” Well… I can criticize it for intruding on a freaking cocktail dress.

    Seth and Irina were safe. Seth was properly safe. Irina should have been in the top three. It was frothy and a little nutty looking, but hey, it looked different from anyone else’s. Bump Elena from the top three, put Irina in there. I might even have given her the win.

    Mychael had a materials disaster (it wouldn’t stick together), Korto would have been in the middle except that we’re down to almost everyone in the top or bottom. Jeffrey sent his model down with the good china on display under a tent made of play mats. No one went home. It was lame, but almost fair — asking people to come up with decent fashion with almost unusable materials (seriously, more unusual than usual in an UM week) in a day was stupid, and even the producers must have figured that out.

    • Eric Stott

      I liked Elena wearing the foam thing over her hair bun. Sebelia’s dress was whacko, but it did make me smile.

      Viktor’s foam bowtie may have been the best piece on the runway.

      I’m not entirely buying the whole theft thing between Viktor and Elena- yeah, this stuff happens but there’s a contrived feel to it. Here we are weeks into the competition and everyone has been friendly, even Sebelia. I smell an effort by the producers to heat things up.

      If I hear one more of those designers boast about their Celebrity Clients I’m going to gag…Considering what Gaga has been wearing lately I wouldn’t be too quick to put her in my client list.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        That’s a good point. I’m sure they were hoping for Jeffrey drama, but he’s not delivering. Elena’s high strung enough that they might be gaslighting her to get drama. Unless the high strung stuff is a performance, which is also possible.

        And yes, I don’t care if you’ve dressed celebrities, unless it’s been some really stunning look that made all the best-dressed lists. I’d be more impressed if you have your line easily available to the buying public, and it’s selling.

        • Eric Stott

          When Elena isn’t pulling one of her dramatic fits she’s kinda sweet. I think the pressure goes hard on her. I also think she plays for attention a bit.

          • Chartreusite

            I kinda had a revelation this week when I saw her getting really upset about her dress and everyone was complaining about it. Although I’m sure it does get annoying for the other designers to hear someone who is so consistently in the top have meltdowns, I do think she’s someone who places a lot of personal pride and emotional investment in her work, and while that’s admirable I think it weighs her down a ton, especially given how poorly she did overall her first season. I know a lot of people think she’s just a drama-queen, but I do feel like she really struggles in the process of this competition on an emotional level.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        LOL @ lady gaga comment. she’ll wear something wacky regardless of quality

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

          FACT! Evidence: all those nasty wigs she’s been wearing.

    • Munchkn

      Those may have been the most unusable materials EVER and that includes the car parts challenge where Korto made the beautiful coat out of seat belts.

    • Chartreusite

      I ADORED Isaac for a moment mentioning the emotional manipulation…until they awarded him the win this round :

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yes, that was disappointing. But it was nice to have voiced what I suspect a whole lot of viewers think.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      . “How can you criticize an anti-bullying message?” Well… I can criticize it for intruding on a freaking cocktail dress. Thank you. I am bowing down to you for calling Christopher on this.

  • Betsy

    You really want to know? OK. Here goes.

    My husband and I have four very close friends who’ve been in VERY long-term relationships, and each couple recently got legally married. One couple were married on a Sunday afternoon (at the 19-year point in their relationship), and the other couple on the next morning (at the 23-year point). The first in church (Episcopalians! YAY!!), the other at San Francisco City Hall.

    We had dinner with the two couples on Monday evening. In the couple of months since their weddings, I made each couple a bed-sized quilt, as a wedding gift. After dinner, I handed over two BIG boxes, wrapped in silver-striped paper with BIG wire-edged ribbon bows. They were amazed and appreciative of all the work that went into each quilt. They couldn’t believe I knew exactly the kinds of colors they’d like. (I had just “actively noticed” the colors they wear, and that they surround themselves with, in their homes.) The quilts are beautiful, if I’m allowed to say that of my work. George and Jonathan’s is every color you can imagine, and no two design-blocks are the same. Michael and Arthur’s is more subdued; it uses the same basic design-blocks as the G&J quilt, but all in “nature colors” of sand, sky, water, trees, bracken, etc.

    Wish I could post the photos or send them to you. Many (heck, most!) of the fabrics were designed by an amazing good friend of mine, who’s an internationally-known fabric designer. When she first saw the quilts, she took them from me for a week and had professional photos taken. She plans to feature them in an upcoming “what people have done with my fabrics” design book, and on her blog.

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      Your friends will treasure those quilts forever, and you are a wonderful person for being there for them, and making their days so much more meaningful with your presence and your thoughtful gifts. If I may, I would like to send my best wishes to them from afar for many years of happiness, and please know in return that your story has made one person in Virginia that much more determined to make sure that my state eventually makes it legal to marry whomever one wishes.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I hope that Virginia will legalize same-sex marriage. I cannot tell you how joyful it was to see our niece marry her partner in Maryland, and in the same church in which her father,uncle and aunts had been baptized and confirmed. Everyone should be able to do that.

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          How wonderful! Congrats to your niece. VA has been voting dem lately, but I think it’s probably a long time off. We will only go so far with the liberality. We came very close to electing a backwards monster for governor. Regardless, I don’t know any same-sex friends who want to get married at the mo, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t fight for any who might later on, and of course all the ones I don’t know.

          • demidaemon

            My brother and sister-in-law both live in Virginia and he told me this horror story. I am still amazed at the number of votes he got. It’s a wee bit frightening knowing that people around you may think like or be okay with the views he was throwing out.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            I’ve been disenfranchised as a liberal voter my whole life here, so the fact that we have actually gone blue in the last two pres elections and voted a dem governor (more than once in recent memory!) is a huge victory to me.

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

          That’s so nice! Unfortunately even when the UK gets the rubber stamp on equal marriage, most churches still will not be able to perform the ceremonies.

    • aahlife

      I want to see, no link possible?

  • SouthernGirlRena

    So,I need to know if you managed to get your new sofa in.

    • Fordzo

      I was just wondering the same thing!

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

      I know! It must have gone OK or there would have been a mention this week, surely?

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

      It’s in and it’s gorgeous!

  • BrooklynBomber

    Blessings, T & Lo!

  • Sheokaf

    Is Seth Aaron going to take this? Who do you think is going to win??

    • Eric Stott

      Seth aaron has just been coasting along so far.

      • guest2visits

        I like Seth’s ability to create strong, dramatic looks with great construction skills… but I often think his designs are on the costumy side. They are visually appealing for the RW but not actually real clothes.
        I know that’s sacrilege for Seth fans, but maybe that’s the best kind of contestant for this type of show anyway. So far I think he’s holding his own easily, but I’m pulling for non-winners to make the finale.

        • Chartreusite

          Agreed on both accounts. He’s sending crazy stuff down the runway, and I appreciate it, but I don’t think the judges are going to reward him for it.

          • Eric Stott

            I agree- there’s a sort of rockstar circus element to SA’s work. They tend to be “make an entrance” dresses that I can’t see being worn for more than an hour or so.

          • Chartreusite

            Absolutely. That being said I think he’s done the best out of all the former winners this season. He sends out cracked out stuff but it usually is respondable. Jeffrey’s stuff has seemed a little half-assed so far and Irina’s aesthetic…well let’s just say season 6 was a weak field of contestants to begin with.

          • swanpride

            I like Irina’s work…I especially like how focussed she is. She was easily one head above everyone in her season. Now she has some serious rivals, but I can’t see her getting voted out anytime soon.

          • Chartreusite

            Oh definitely I think she is a strong designer and she was definitely the strongest in her season as a whole…but I do think she was forgiven sometimes for some questionable designs solely because there was worse stuff on the runway. I do think she deserved to win, but I’m not sure she should’ve completely avoided the bottom the entire time she’s on. I do think she’ll be around for a bit as there is some obvious cannon fodder (Jeffrey, Mychael, Korto, MAYBE Elena depending on which way her storyline is headed; not saying they’re not talented just that the judging momentum is not going in their favor).

          • swanpride

            Considering how they raved about the porno cubs, I think it is going in her favour alright. I hope that the tide changes soon and she’ll get slammed for sending the same design down the runway again and again. After they finally got rid of Jeffrey. One of the worst winners ever.

          • guest2visits

            Best description of his style!

            Did someone say ROCKSTAR…?… I guess that’s all I need to mention Bravo’s Styled to Rock on Friday. I’ve never seen it but I caught it by chance with Miley as the unholy project of the week.
            I thought maybe it might bring me a little closer to a type of understanding or compassion for the Miley side of things; style-wise.
            Well at least now I know there is actually a hand chosen squad hired to design for Miley’s special needs. Needs her mom wants to make sure the world doesn’t miss in explicit, 3D, glory. There was absolutely nothing endearing about watching the trashy-duo of Miley and her mom sit stone faced and critique the parade of tackiness for not being quite tasteless enough. I was in some kind of silent fugue state, unable to move or say anything while they vetted the designers….I.. just … can’t …. describe the madness of watching designers try and meet the standards of the Cyrus House of Style.
            That said, the black & white outfit she wore on set to make her selections was cute. But most of what I saw just looked like more of Miley’s now trademark Trailor Park Lolita look.

    • Lilithcat

      Jeffrey. It’s the only possible explanation for not auf’ing him when he sent a model down the runway with everything showing.

    • Chartreusite

      At this point I’m thinking the final three is Elena, Christopher and Viktor. All-stars usually does a bad job of who they’re favoring and I think it seems pretty clear that at least two of those three are at the end. Beyond that it’ll probably be either Viktor or Christopher winning as both were “robbed” in their season. I’d be earnestly shocked if they give a woman an all-stars win, but if they do it’ll be Elena. I think Seth Aaron and Irina are getting cush treatment as former winners; they’re both decent designers and have the lifetime pedigree so the judges are kinda letting them sail through the competition with a slightly decent average, because I think they both have sent some pretty questionable stuff down that runway. That being said, I do think they have managed to be better than the bottom most of the time so i think they have that going for them too. They’re consistent, but neither of them are impressing the judges enough where I can say they have a chance to win.

      • guest2visits

        I’d like to see those in the final 3. That would make an excellent variety of styles by capable designers. I think it’s too bad Korto hasn’t come out front as much as I hoped. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the show made damn sure one of the past winners gets into the finale to try and squeeze the last bit of drama from the judges deliberations…..even if it means a 4th spot!

  • SierraDelta

    Congratulations, dear Uncles! How fortunate we are to be in a time and place where your right to marry is unquestioned. Long may you live, and long may you love.

    • Lilithcat

      How fortunate we are to be in a time and place where your right to marry is unquestioned.

      From your mouth to god’s ear. Unfortunately, it is questioned where T & Lo live: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/10/gay_marriage_pennsylvania_corb.html

      And the bishop of Springfield (IL.) is planning an exorcism. ~ rolls eyes ~

      • Munchkn

        Can he be any more batshit crazy?

      • SierraDelta

        SERIOUSLY?

        This is one of the many reasons why I left the church. I can’t understand how any religion that teaches us from earliest childhood to love one another can simultaneously and actively promote bigotry.

        Twenty-five years ago my cousin, the oldest in our generation, died of AIDS. His tragedy was that he was a young gay man in New York, and his “sin” was searching for the same love and acceptance and belonging that we all look for to help us make it through life with dignity and purpose.

        I have gay friends that I’d leave my children with without a moment’s hesitation, although I can’t say the same thing for some of the clergy who are so adamant about refusing to recognize my friends’ right to marry.

        Thank you, TLo, for sharing your happiness and your pictures. Thank you for being proud of who you are, and thank you for letting us be part of your story.

        And, Lilithcat, thank you for being a kindred spirit and a magnificent roller of eyes.

  • Lilithcat

    Where did you have the wedding? New York? New Jersey? Pity you can’t be married in your home state!

  • guest2visits

    Did Viktor really steal Elena’s idea. .? I didn’t think so. Maybe I must watch the episode over again, but if I remember her sketch, it looked very similar to what she eventually made minus a skirt of rulers. I just don’t think Viktor goes to Elena for design ideas either. I think it’s more likely Elena saw Viktor deciding to use his rulers and how dare he if she was going to use rulers too. Elena-drama.
    And melodrama…Christopher wins with a LBD and a sad story. I liked his well constructed dress but I was still surprised it won. I thought Viktors, Elena’s and Irina’s were all better in that they successfully used the brightly colored materials at their disposal without coping-out to all black. I just think it’s harder to use these loud elements in some kind of harmony than to search for all black pieces to make another little black dress. I also think the broken scissors would have worked better if left intact. I didn’t even see them until the stills.
    I was leaning toward Elena for the win even though it is yet another of her silhouettes, but my husband who usually isn’t around when I’m watching sat in on the RW and was smitten by Viktor’s design. Viktor gets the win here. Although even Irina (who made it clear – she is in a competition people: there will be no helping!) made a beautiful pink girly frock I will admit I like alot.
    I still don’t know why the judges didn’t auf someone. It was an evening ripe with extremely auf-worthy candidates. Sadly; both Mychael and Korto had designs that crashed and burned. They were falling apart and they were just awful to look at. Korto had about 6″ of pretty strap on her halter, but that was it.
    Jeffrey’s dress may have left his model semi-naked, but i can still see the fun in his design and I think it almost worked. I am puzzled why he didn’t fix the bare-ass, bare-boobies issues he knew he had – ? These were not difficult fixes. I half think he sent it out that way deliberately for Jeffrey-drama or maybe to get himself auf’t.

    Is Georgina totally unaware how awful that introduction is ….it has become downright hideous. I don’t know if I should feel bad about the terrible marketing, or more sorry that I know a terrible secret about her personal self esteem or ego.

    • Chartreusite

      I’m pretty sure Christopher or someone mentioned that Elena was talking about using that manipulation of the ruler material with her dress and Viktor ended up using it? Idk it was a weird storyline.

      • guest2visits

        Knowing Elena from her past season – I can’t see her not making a huge deal out of it to Viktor or to anyone in earshot if it was true that he took her idea. It just seems like a one sided, show-produced storyline that Viktor isn’t even aware of.

        • Eric Stott

          and Elena was using plastic rulers that she planned to break into pieces – a lot different from Viktor using soft rubber rulers that he snipped into bits. What next? “He’s using CLOTH……..I WAS GOING TO USE CLOTH!!!!!!!”

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

            I laughed. :D

            “He used a sewing machine after he saw me use one! Why can’t he have his own ideas? I will never trust him again.”

    • Stubenville

      Actually, I love how Isaac hijacked the “insert compliment here Georgina Chapman” in the last episode by insisting he be called gorgeous, too.

      • guest2visits

        Oh yes – the rest of the panel was a welcome relief! It was pretty great to hear someone make fun of what sounds creepily like the Mirror-Mirror on the Wall; Who’s the Fairest of Them All incantation.

        • Qitkat

          Wouldn’t most ‘normal’ people be mortified to be referred to over and over as gorgeous and beautiful just for the sound bite? She knows she’s beautiful, so this smacks of insecurity or the biggest inferiority complex ever, or a not-so-subtle slam at any other judge’s looks who don’t ‘rate’ the eye-rolling compliment, every damn week.

          • Stubenville

            I agree; I actually see endlessly repeating “gorgeous” as a backhanded compliment. I’d want to be known for my accomplishments, not my looks. And ironically, GC is a very successful businesswoman and her line has exceptional brand recognition.

      • Eric Stott

        and Isaac gets extra attention because he’s in the commercials.

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

      I love it when my hubs catches snippets and gives his comments.

      • guest2visits

        He finds another place to be when PR is on because I’m usually shouting on the phone or directly to the tv. When he does walk by he may sometimes stop in shock at what he sees. ‘Whos’ that’ or ‘what the hell is that’ or ‘DEAR GOD what is that’ or ‘you’ve got to kidding me – no way’ are some typical comments. Alot of head-shaking. I think he was impressed at what Viktor made with ‘toys’. He even got the whimsy in Viktor’s bow tie.

  • Susie K

    Gorgeous pictures! (I will never achieve such tasteful heights.) Congratulations!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Congratulations and best wishes to you both on your most fashionable wedding celebration!

  • Qitkat

    I actually think it’s kind of hilarious that Jeffrey gets to stay, week in and week out, after trying his best to send crap down the runway. It’s like they’re all in on the joke that All Stars has become. To my surprise, I’m enjoying this season, possibly because I don’t care who wins. There’s really been nothing outstanding from anyone. But they are all playing their designated roles. Elena whines, cries, and breaks down and invariably shows up in the top. Seth Aaron can’t land in the top no matter what he creates, even though I think he’s deserved to be there more than once. Korto stays Zen and keeps making middle of the road clothes, when we all know she is more talented than that. Irina tries to stay superior and above it all, acting much lower key than when she was despised on her season. Mychael and Viktor hum along, with consistent optimism, to mixed success. Christopher has a minor amount of drama, and is overly thrilled with praise. Did I forget anyone? For the life of me, I don’t know who will win, and even why.

    • Saturnine

      Spot on, all around. I don’t understand Korto though. She wasn’t my favorite in her season, but I *know* she’s way better than what she’s been sending down the runway.

  • swanpride

    The cake is beautiful…very tasteful (no pun intended). Good luck for the future!
    Yeah, Allstars…
    what a pile of nonsense…if they knew all along that they would have needed eight contestants next week, they should have skipped the elimation the very first episode…this was the only one in which a “we can’t decide” would have been believable. But this time around…Jeffrey is overdue, and I bet he will ride on the coattails of his partner next week.

  • ojosazules

    Congratulations, Tom and Lorenzo! What a lovely and inviting wedding banquet. Here’s to a long and delightful life together!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    TLo-checked out your celebration photos-congratulations again! It looked like a wonderful celebration-and the two of you look adorable together (don’t hate me for using the word adorable)!

  • decormaven

    Thank you so much for sharing your wedding celebration photos- the table is so tastefully appointed. We expect nothing less from our dear uncles, though. Raising a glass to your health, happiness and a wonderful life together. Blessings!

  • pismire

    I just watched this week’s episode of PR Allstars and I am furious that Jeffrey is allowed to continue on in the contest. I was amused in the episode when Jeffrey slammed Isaac for pointing out that Jeffrey’s model would be unable to drink a cocktail in his outfit. Ha ha. Isaac getting called out on his cocktail party aesthetics. Then the next week, Jeffrey looked all sad-eyed and explained that he never meant to be disrespectful in his treatment of women. Well, good for Jeffrey that he cares. Fast forward to this week where he uses his model as a lifeless anime prop and sends her down the runway with her “good china” and ass completely exposed. WTF? That was some humiliating, debasing, inappropriate BS and the producers should not have let it walk. Shame on Jeffrey Sebelia, shame on the production company and shame on the judges for not calling him out and sending him packing. Rant over.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Was there any reason whatsoever given why no one was eliminated, besides “we still have drama to wring out of Jeffrey”? Because in any sane universe, he would be auf. My four year old could make a better, less offensive dress.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Seems like the word is there is a teams challenge next week, so they probably wanted an even number of people for it. Could’ve just auf’d Mychael (although I like him) for his sad construction paper number and Jeffrey for his HORROR of a dress, but no, that would’ve been too reasonable, and probably messed up their programming schedule. How incredibly lame.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          Then why not sequence the challenges so they can auf someone each week? That seems like an elementary plan, but no. I guess not. This show is a joke and further reinforces TLo’s decision not to review it.

          • cocohall

            I think production/scheduling issues may have dictated when they could film in the school and they simply had to “save” everyone to make things even for the team challenge next week. I would also imagine that the show is sold to advertisers and sponsors in a package with a commitment to a certain number of shows per season. So they can’t just eliminate several contestants at once if it will throw off the schedule. I work in an elementary school that was recently used by James Franco to film a movie. It was a bit of nightmare logistically for the crew and the school staff to get everything done and put back to order on the weekend before the kids came back to class on Monday.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            No kidding. Totally ridiculous.

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

        Shits and giggles?

        • ShaoLinKitten

          Shits for sure. Not much giggling though. The show is already a joke (Alyssa Milano? Come on), but stuff like this makes it even more egregious.

  • BPlease

    Can we talk Million Dollar Shoppers?

    Why was Jennifer Gilbert back? Why is she so crazy unpleasant? And why did she not see that the jumpsuit picked out by Barbet was by far the best thing she’s been in on screen?

    I freaking love Barbet. I want to get wasted in a Russian vodka bar with her. It’s a specific want but there you go.

    • Trickytrisha

      That show is too tacky for me. The Honey Boo Boo of “fashion” shows.

      • Carrps

        Can I give you ten up arrows for this???

        • Trickytrisha

          You betcha!

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

        Yeah, I tried. I was so fascinated/appalled the first time it sucked me in, but it got old really fast.

    • demidaemon

      I love Barbet too. I didn’t see the first incarnation of JG, but this time was enough. As Chelsea Handler would say, “What. An. Asshole.”

  • NMMagpie

    No one was more surprised than me when I found myself agreeing with something Alyssa said. She called out Elena’s garment as being the same thing she sends down the runway for every challenge and rightly so. I understand all the comments about making the challenges work to her aesthetic but she needs to change it up. Seriously.

    Bravo to Isaac for calling Christopher out for being shamelessly manipulative with his back story for his garment, despite the fact it won. I was so disappointed with Korto’s final garment. When Zanna came to the workroom, it looked like something that was going to be very striking and it ended up being pretty terrible. I am still ticked over her seat belt coat being passed over for a win, I guess.

    Once again, Seth Aaron sat in the middle of the pack. I am not sure of what the judges think they are doing with him but I applaud his keeping his snark in check for the most part.

    Every time I look at Jeffrey, I keep seeing a man in ratty clothing sipping off a fifth of something, huddled in the doorway of a rundown building. He so completely does not want to be there as he has got to be self-sabotaging himself intentionally. But his ego will not let him bow out even though it’s clear he’s headed for an elimination long before the final.

    One of the things that keeps me watching is the continual peeing match among the judges, even the guests. Clearly, everyone thinks they have the most knowledge and taste concerning fashion and trends (excepting Ms. Sidibe as she was just having too much fun) and it just comes across as ridiculous. People as established as they are in fashion (looking at you gorgeous Georgina and equally gorgeous Isaac) should not be so thin-skinned as to feel they have to defend their importance or relevance so openly each time the cameras turn on.

    In other news, I am quite interested in TIM GUNN’S new show, even with Anya involved. I actually think she could be interesting as it’s evident she thinks more like a stylist than a designer. Or, I could just be wrong. :)

    • conniemd

      I totally agree that Anya would make a fantastic stylist. I was never part of the Anya hate during her season because she always sent down the runway clothes that were visually appealing, even if lacking in design. She had an excellent sense of print. She simply knows what looks good. I always wanted her to create a design team with Bert Keeter because when they paired, they created amazingly clothes with a beautiful sense of style.

      • Qitkat

        I do have to agree with you on the teaming of Anya and Bert. Seemed so unlikely to work, and yet it did. I can totally see her as a stylist. I always did like her print choices, even while bemoaning her lack of sewing and design skills.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Bert and Anya have all the makings of a classic buddy movie.

      • DuBey2

        I always liked Anya. I’m not a seamstress at all, so I kind of like it if someone sends great looks down the runway that “magically” appeared even though they don’t have the sewing gene. I’m sure some BKs who have skill in that area were much more incensed. Also, when I was watching Anya’s season, I did not (gasp) yet know about this awesome blog, so I had no one’s opinion to listen to but mine. I pretty much disagree with the judges as often as I agree with them.
        And Bert! Well, Bert was someone I always wanted to see more of but I think he would not put up with the drama manipulation by the producers…

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      I would watch Tim Gunn dig a ditch if he did it in a bowtie and waxed eloquent while he did it. I will watch it and I will like it, by golly.

  • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

    Did anybody watch the ANTM finale last night? I wanted Cory for the win, but I knew they wouldn’t give it to him. He was the most cool and special, so of course not. And maybe Jourdan can pose, sure, but I’ve seen her a million times in a ton of magazines for my whole life. Take the hair dye out, take the makeup off, and she looks like any tall skinny girl I could see at the 711 getting a pack of smokes around the corner. Too bad the regular is really what they’re looking for, after all. I would’ve taken Marvin, at least.
    And hey y’all, if you’ve got Xmas gifts to get, and you know any BK’s who want something special, mouse on over to my profile for a treat ;)

    • NMMagpie

      I did and I was bummed. Cory is my favorite ANTM contestant of all time and it was the biggest letdown when he got cut. When they showed his ANTM shots, I was stunned by the beauty of them. I completely agree with you that Jourdan is as generically pretty-girl pretty as you can get and as such, forgettable.

      Here I was thinking I was one of the few still watching the show… :)

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Oh, I still watch it. It jumped the shark a long time ago, but I still like to see the transformations and the photo shoots, and just ignore the infighting and other nonsense. Plus, Tyra is a force to be reckoned with, and a true goofball, and say what you will about her, she’s a pro who knows her stuff. ITA about Cory. He seemed like a perfect fit for the fashion industry, and while I suppose he might not have been perfect for Guess, I think he’ll make a fine runway model, and I hope his career takes off like it should. He was sane and funny and cool, and I wish him the best.

    • Qitkat

      Girl you’re awesome! A lot of us may have thought about doing this, but you actually did. I will be placing my order real soon. *Mmwwhh!*

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        :) Thanks. I did for all of us, and just to make folks smile.

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

          Where is the “I love Sausage Fridays” one? Also, “WERQ!”

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            In the works, my friend, in the works…

          • alyce1213

            Love! Please do “Of course.”

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

          That was sweet of you, but you don’t have the right to take our writing and make merchandise out of it without even asking us.

    • Sheokaf

      I could not believe they kicked Cory to the corner like that at the beginning of the episode, Kind of ruined the whole finale for me.

      • demidaemon

        Agreed. I watched the rest of the show, but I was really not into it.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        It sure was cruel to give him like zero time to deal with the elimination, and then expect him to play his little part in their dark vs. light charade.

    • demidaemon

      That was so depressing. Ugh. Everyone who could have competed with her was eliminated much too soon. Cory: Because Rob Evans hates him, for some reason. Nina: Because she blew it, on a photo shoot, I guess. That elimination made no sense. Don: Because he had a panic attack that pretty much ensured his elimination. Once they revealed that the win was entirely based upon the judges and their choice would be made from evaluating the body of work, I knew that Marvin was too inconsistent to win.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Yeah. I didn’t really like Marvin’s constant crying and thought he was way too much of a baby to make it in the biz – Tyra was probably right that he needed more time – but he did have some killer cheekbones and a decent look. Alas the winner was pretty clear early on which makes for a boring show.

    • Trickytrisha

      Rob Evans should be kicked off that show. He kept Cory down throughout this season, for no other reason than Rob is a bigoted a**hole. Way to go, Tyra, allowing your show to promote discrimination.

      ANTM has been pretty much a joke for years, yet I continue to watch despite the silly, gimmicky smizing, Pot Ledom crap, booty tooching, and now booching, ffs? The social media score thing reeks of desperation on the part of the producers. So, yeah… I hope I have the good sense to pass up next season, especially since Cory was treated so badly on this show which purports to promote tolerance and acceptance.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Yup. You’re right on all points. I think I might be done. The social media score biz pretty much did it for me. And after the J’s left, I was only half on board anyway.

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

      Please take them down immediately. We did not authorize the usage and all commentary we provide on this site is copyrighted.

  • mrspeel2

    Such lovely decor; the floral arrangements beautiful, the table looks amazing & that cake is SO elegant! I’m glad all went well. You both worked so hard to make things perfect for your guests and it sure looks like it was. Congrats and all best wishes!

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    It all looks beautiful.

    I have nothing else of interest to add.

  • StillGary

    Do youngsters still take a home little wedding cake home to put under their pillow? When I moved to Cinci — no one heard anything so ridiculous — but as kids in Chicagoland we always did it to see if we would dream of the person we would marry … in any case Tom and Lorenzo, we are glad to see dreams come true.

    • Carrps

      I grew up in California, and I am used to that tradition, too. Interestingly, both of my parents were from Ohio (Columbus & Akron).

    • conniemd

      It’s apparently an English tradition as it featured prominently in a death in Agatha Christie’s “Funerals are Fatal.” Other than that, I’d never heard of it before as a tradition in America, certainly not on the west coast.

  • alyce1213

    The Kiernan Shipka Fan Club thanks you. I’ll be watching.

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

      I just heard about this. Are we scandalized?

      • alyce1213

        As Kiernan says, “It’s just acting.” Let’s hope it’s all done tastefully.

  • conniemd

    Wish my state, Pennsylvania, would recognize gay marriage. I’m a straight widow with many gay friends with committed relationships. They deserve the right to legalize their commitments that I had with my husband. Love and commitment to another person are beautiful things to be celebrated and legalized. Much future happiness, fun and love wished for the two of you.

  • Trickytrisha

    “It was a fabulous, magical night full of love, wine, incredible food, family and friends.”

    You could add beauty to that sentence. The setting for your fantastic dinner is so lovely and colorful. I adore the flowers, the cake is stellar, and the grooms are pretty peachy keen too.

  • rainwood1

    Your wedding reception looks stunning. T Lo, which is a given with your eye for style and great taste. The flowers are gorgeous, and we’re sure the food, the wine, and all the details were perfect.

    My week has sucked as it’s involved unexpected death, old people, and having to put my now widowed mother with Alzheimer’s in a home. It’s a lovely, caring group home that will be just what she needs but it’s still hard. So thanks for the dose of pretty, T Lo. It was greatly needed.

    • Qitkat

      I’m so sorry for your loss and to hear you have been through a rough week. Condolences from a bitter kitten who has had to face similar challenges in the past. It’s particularly difficult when it involves one’s parents. Sometimes we need some angels on earth to help us out, and it sounds as if you have found some to give your mom the loving attention she needs. Blessings to you and all your loved ones.

      • rainwood1

        Thank you. It’s tricky as he was my stepfather, not my father, and very, very private so we’ve been scrambling to get the necessary info, and he had grown kids who represent another challenge as one of them is his executor and she doesn’t want to handle anything. Ack! But the great thing is we were so lucky that an opening just came up in this great group home where my sister’s mother-in-law is. The chances of that happening at the right time were so small and we feel so much better because Mom, even with advanced Alzheimer’s, is a total sweetheart and deserves to be in a great place.

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

      My condolences, kind thoughts and hugs to you.

    • decormaven

      So glad you have found a good spot for your mom. Managing AD is no small feat; trust this move will be of benefit to you all. Hang in there with all of this- it does get better.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      You have my condolences, too, Rainwood. Caring for fragile elderly relatives is almost always difficult, and your situation has more than its share of “fraught.” Your step-sister-in-law may be able to renounce her appointment as executor, but that’s a matter for state law. It is a service to no-one if the executor doesn’t discharge his/her duities.

    • formerlyAnon

      So sorry you’ve had such a tough week, and so many challenges that will be ongoing. Very glad you feel good about your mom’s new home, that’s so important. Wishing you good things in the weeks and months ahead.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Oh, honey, I’m so sorry to hear about all that. Here’s a huge hug if that helps – {{{HUG!!}}} Having just lost my dad this past September, I know what you’re going through.

  • mlle

    Congrats to you both! Everyone else has said it already, but it looks beautiful.

    My week has been a mixed bag. I’ve been averaging 12 hour days at work, which I don’t mind, since the hours come with the industry and I knew what I was signing up for when I took the job, but my department is catastrophically mismanaged, and that I do mind. I even had to fight, after working 11 days straight, to get a day off for my birthday.

    The birthday was good. I made all sorts of (theoretically) bad decisions, regarding boys and karaoke, none of which I regret. If a birthday isn’t an excuse to let loose, what is?

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      Woot! I love theoretically bad decisions. Especially if you don’t regret them! Glad you had a happy birthday and what sounds like some REALLY well-deserved time off!

  • Alloy Jane

    What a beautiful setting you have there. Best wishes and Congratulations :D

  • decormaven

    I’m still pulling for a writeup of the nuptials in the NYT. Too bad most newspapers don’t carry all the details anymore; I’d love a descriptive of the floral arrangements, reception food, etc. Whoever did your floral arrangements has a wonderful eye for colors, shape, and scale.

  • Constant Reader

    Congratulations, Tom & Lorenzo! I’m so glad your wedding was everything you dreamed of.

  • poggi

    Congratulations. It looks beautiful.

  • alyce1213

    Just beautiful. Your flower arrangements remind me of my wedding day in Fall many, many moons ago. I wish you as many happy years together as we’ve known.
    I’m craving a petit four at the moment.

  • formerlyAnon

    Thanks so much for sharing your event with the Internet. Everything looks beautiful, it is wonderful to hear the night was what you had wanted, and especially thanks for sharing the charming and happy photo of yourselves on your FB page.

  • Qitkat

    Tom and Lorenzo, I wanted to add my congratulations to all the other well-wishers. And to particularly commend you on the lovely attention to detail resulting in the near perfection of the floral arrangements, elegant cake design, and the beautiful table scape. Adore the deep orange and teal plates. Long life and happiness to you both.

  • MaisyMcGregor

    Can we please have the lounge on Thursdays?

  • Tippi123

    Congratulations to you both! Just seen this post. I didn’t expect any pics of your weddding in a TLo Lounge post. There are so many little beautiful details. Thank you for sharing this special day.

  • mjude

    congratulations TLO. much happiness to you both. I think I need to bow the fuck down!

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    OMG. I had NO idea that there was another PR going on right now. Where the HELL have I been?

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    TLo!! The wedding pictures are lovely – I’m so happy for you, and many congrats again!

    In other news – how was my week? So glad you asked! It wasn’t too damn shabby! In chronological order:

    1. On Saturday, I turned 50! Which – really, fuck everyone who tries to make you think this is the end of the world. It’s really quite fabulous, honestly. I’m digging it! The boyfriend and I hit a REALLY cool art exhibit in the city, had lunch at this yummy organic restaurant and then took advantage of the totally glorious weather and took a walk on the High Line. Then we went out for coffee and cake since it was my birthday!
    2. On Sunday, he took me shopping for my presents, which consisted of a beautiful little pair of diamond stud earrings in a really pretty star shape – tasteful, but different!. My other present – he took me shopping for a really good pair of Nike running shoes, since I blew out my most recent pair of sneaks and really needed new ones. Full disclosure? Both presents were straight up requests from me. Which, ladies, if you ask your guy, “Hey, will you buy me diamond earrings for my 50th?” and he says, “Yeah, sure!”, he’s a keeper. The Nikes were just the cherry on top of the sundae, y’all.
    3. We went to dinner for my birthday where I had a ginormous steak, sweet potato fries and pretty much the yummiest, pinkest, girliest Cosmo you could ever want to get snookered on! So – diamonds, Nikes, steak, fries and a fabulous cocktail for one’s 50th – it was a totally fun celebration weekend!
    4. Then this morning, out of the blue sky, I became a great aunt for the second time! Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that we didn’t know he was arriving any day now. It’s just that my niece wasn’t due for a few more days, and most first pregnancies that I personally know of tend to go over due by at least a week – but that’s just my personal experience. So I wasn’t thinking she’d have the little dude for at least another week and a half. Plus, this is my sister’s first grandkid, and she’s been *freaking out*, so if there’d been even a hint that my niece was in labor, we’d have known it last night. But nope – no word, and then this morning – BOOM! Adorable baby pictures! So the day has been quite a whirlwind of happy things!