Project Runway Open Thread

Posted on July 24, 2014

Darlings, as you might have noticed, we posted nothing today. There’s a good reason for that. The sun is out and we’re on vacation. Also: no celebrities wore anything worth discussing in the last 24 hours, which is usually the case around this time of year.

Instead, here’s your place to discuss all things Project Runway, as the 13th season of the show kicks off tonight.

Totally out-of-context images that will help you make up stories about all the people involved:

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Heidi is attacked by some alien vertebrate. Tim is unaccountably smug about it.

 

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Heidi can’t wait to have Champagne (or some other product that’s sponsoring the show. “Let’s all have our celebratory Yoplait!”). Tim is concerned.

 

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Time management issues.

And taste issues, going by the fabric choices.

 

Project-Runway-Season-13-Episode-1-TLounge-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-4“Tim, my boobs are concerned we’ve all bit off more than we can chew.”

 
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“Okay, so. Let’s see if I can figure out how to sew in the next 15 minutes.”

Your turn, darlings. Here’s a refresher on the cast of misfits. As usual, we’ll be live-tweeting the show tonight and we’ll have a recap up in the morning, just like the old days.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Lifetime Television, Barbara Nitke]

    • Latin Buddy

      I miss that time when Banana Republic sponsored the show and they had real designers.

      • RussellH88

        Plus, the drama was actually better. I would take Crazy Wendy Pepper over some playing for the cameras queen any day.

        • Kim Elmore

          No. No Wendy Pepper ever.

      • AlexisPayne

        You mean when it was on Bravo and Bravo hadn’t discovered Real Housewives yet?

        • MilaXX

          True cause with all the table flipping & hair pulling I can’t say the show would be much different than what we see now. It’s just the de-evolution of reality tv

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            When a woman takes off her prosthetic leg and flings it, you know that the devolution of reality TV has hit a new low.

        • nerissapartington

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        • Judih1

          true that!

        • scoobynacks

          In fairness to Bravo, it’d still be there if not for Harvey Weinstein. I could’ve sworn they were still under contract and he straight up took it to Lifetime and eventually negotiated his way out so a different production company’s been making it. I liked the old one.

          • MoHub

            Bring back the Magical Elves!

            • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

              What are Magical Elves even producing now, aside from cooking shows?
              Also, has All On The Line been canceled? Now there was a good fashion show.

            • MoHub

              They stiill do Top Chef and all its clones. I think that’s about it these days.

            • MBKUltra

              Electronic Daisy Carnival’s recent film:Under the Electric Sky. Pffft. An amazing event they manage to downplay, instead focusing on a girl who forgets to breathe and a dead guys jersey.

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      • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

        And the accessory wall wasn’t sponsored by Belk. *Shudders*

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          Blek!

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    • Rhonda Shore

      You really deserve to enjoy your vacay and not post all the time…we’ll survive, albeit with a few less laughs.

    • RussellH88

      Is it just me or has it felt like it’s been years since the last season of The Real World: Sewing Edition?

      • Sarah

        It has been a year and a week since the premiere of Season 12 on July 18 2013, so that’s about right. I mean, by entertainment standards, it’s a…Lifetime. (sorry)

        • Call me Bee

          *groan*

        • Alloy Jane

          Waaah waaaaaaaaahhh…

    • MarieLD

      Yay! I thought you guys were at some suave New York Project Runway opening night party. Enjoy the beautiful day!

    • Lilithcat

      I’ll have to catch it later. It’s a gorgeous day today, and a gorgeous evening is anticipated, so Tim, Heidi, et al will have to take a back seat to a jazz concert in the park.

      • RussellH88

        I’ll be watching it later too, probably tomorrow because I’ll be able to drink vodka.

        • Sarah

          I have tomorrow off, so I’ll be pleasantly buzzed before 10:30 ET when I start it so I can have Yoplait commercial skipping privileges.

          • demidaemon

            I’ll be watching it online tomorrow sometime, so I, unfortunately, will be relatively absent around these parts until then.

            • Sarah

              Aw. I will be trying to finish ALL the homework before my vacation starts next week, so I will probably not be around either. I wouldn’t put it past me to get all sloppy and put some incredulous statements in this forum during the wee hours of the morning…

          • CelandineM

            So far no autotune or Yoplait cows have been spotted. Inexplicably, Samsung is a sponsor and their commercials at least have been tasteful.

            • Sarah

              Right?? I am mulling over the actual proceedings, and not at all recalling the repetitive jingle of any retail entity! I do suspect though that after ten more episodes, some ad or another will have insinuated itself to bedevil us.

        • decormaven

          And it will take a LOT of vodka…

      • Darren Nesbitt

        Ditto, I’m going out for drinks and probably home to sleep after that. Hopefully TLO will give us the rundown tomorrow.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      God, I’m so excited for this hot mess. Bring on the tackiness!

      • Suzanne Moore

        My sentiments exactly!

      • largishbearishAtlish

        Do we have our picks yet for ‘camera whore’??

        • Nikko Viquiera

          Gosh, there’s so many of them. How do you even choose?

    • Karen Belgrad

      I’m loving Heidi’s hanger dress… it’s quite conservative for her. ;)

      • RussellH88

        I like that Tim isn’t even feigning shock. It looks like an ad for the newest TV Land sitcom “That’s So Heidi!”

        • AlexisPayne

          I’d watch that

          • RussellH88

            I’d agree, but after my brother and I dipped our toes into Hate/Trainwreck Watching Tori Spelling’s show Mystery Girls I don’t think I can handle bad sitcoms.

        • rh33

          That just asks for a theme song…anyone?

      • Lilithcat

        True, it may be short, but it’s not tight and shiny.

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

          Those hangers should have been dipped in glitter.

      • largishbearishAtlish

        so glad I did NOT take a sip of tea at the moment..whew! :)

    • BobStPaul

      I miss the old Tim Gunn.

      • random_poster

        Agreed. I am thrilled to see he’ll be back on my screen, though.

      • DaveinAlamitosBeach

        So true. I suppose in a way it was better to have our eyes opened with that godawful Under The Gunn, but it just won’t be the same. I guess we have to look to Heidi for evenhandedness and moral authority.

        Did I just type that!?

      • MoHub

        I agree. Tim seems to have sold his soul to Lifetime and has become more famewhore than mentor/instructor.

      • BringittotheLight

        The bloom is off the rose. Under The Gunn destroyed the Tim Gunn we thought we knew so well. He looked nervous and scared as if he was saying to himself “How am I going to make the viewers love me again?”

    • hughman

      I am so over-saturated by the dull celeb fashion lately that I seriously thought the woman in the last pic was doing the “Taylor Swift Purse Hold” with her bent arm.

      Enjoy your day, Dolls.

      • Anna

        For a second, I thought that strip of fabric was “Taylor Swift Purse Hold” brace because she had injured herself in her attempt.

        • scoobynacks

          The “Taylor Swift Purse Hold” sounds like a wrestling move in the WWE are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

    • Jacquie

      Every season I say I am done with PR and every season I come back. TLo, it is because of your recaps, I just can’t stay away!!!

      • sleepycat

        I haven’t regularly watched PR in years. Honestly, I am a cringer and hate watching when the trainwreck hits the fan. (yes, yes, I know the right saying) I also hate all the drama. I miss watching actual fashion go down the runway.

    • Janine Renard

      All I can think is, where are Heidi’s nipples? This concerns me.

      • Barbara Affolter

        Victoria’s Secret models have their nipples surgically removed as a term of contract. It’s drastic, but it saves VS a fortune in airbrushing.

        • tallgirl1204

          this is horrifying, and for just a tiny minute I believed you.

          • cocohall

            If you have watched “Botched,” you would have learned (to your horror) that nipples falling off is a THING. If breast surgery goes bad, the nipples lose their blood supply, the skin dies, and like a bad sunburn, the skin comes off. I’m not suggesting that Heidi’s nipples have gone missing – there were some topless swimming shots of her lately that suggest hers are still intact – but SWEET JESUS the things you can learn if you come down with a summer cold and watch E! for a day or two. Project Runway is practically a trip to the Met compared to the slumming I’ve been doing TV-wise the past few days.

            • Call me Bee

              Oh you poor thing. Hope you’re better. I saw Botched once–and whose boobs were hanging there, but Janice Dickenson’s! That image is, unfortunately, is burned into my brain forever! Ack.

            • cocohall

              All better, thanks. And MANY Thanks for the warning about JD and her boobage. I saw the episode on my TiVo but watched Living Doll instead. I think I will delete and move on from this whole disgraceful episode and pretend that I was never sick and that I never stooped as low as Botched.

            • CelandineM

              So now I don’t feel as bad about watching Sex Sent Me to the ER after hearing about Botched. And yes apparently people show up inthe ER with a hand superglued to a “sensitive” body part. I felt kind of bad for laughing so hard.

            • cocohall

              How have I missed this? And are these people mistaking superglue for lube? Why am I asking? I don’t think I really WANT to know . . . . But it does sound hilarious. Don’t feel bad for laughing. You figure these folks have given permission for their stories to be shared with the viewing public. Although we might assume that that sort of person who gets into a situation of this kind, might not be the sort to read the fine print on the waiver . . . .

            • CelandineM

              In one episode a doctor literally called in the fire department to bring the “jaws of life” for a steel cockring mishap. Another episode had a couple role playing a video game scenario with a princess, a dragon, and a key needed to free the princess. One guess where the key was hidden and got stuck.

            • Sarah

              That show is gratuitous and horrible. I was watching it after a few beers, up too late on a weeknight, knowing that I would be sorry if I stayed up to finish it one day last week. Even though I thought I HAD to know what happened Reason hit me in the face and I just turned it OFF and went to bed. Feeling pretty good about that…

            • cocohall

              You should. These shows are train wrecks, and expertly edited to keep you tuning in through just one more commercial break. And of course, NOTHING happens that you couldn’t predict: bandages come off, client is happy and grateful, and they leave probably already planning their next surgery or reality TV appearance.

            • Sarah

              Yer so right. But for my trouble, I got to see some incredibly inappropriate/unprofessional “doctors” vacuum lard out of someone’s stomach and rip a breast implant directly out of some poorly-blurred mammaries. I am glad I was a lil bit drunk, because I don’t remember it that well. That’s the kind of thing that would’ve haunted me for LIFE if I was say, seven or so.

            • Judih1

              don’t know what is worse – a summer cold or spending time in the tv slums. Hope you feel better soon

            • MitzyG

              My daughters are here, staying with me for a bit after returning from overseas. Their tv viewing preferences are far different from mine and they love Botched. I have learned many horrifying things (many concerning Janice Dickenson) that make me love my wrinkles. Gah!!

      • RussellH88

        Her soul and her nipples were part of her deal with the devil.

      • scoobynacks

        Offering Michelle Dockery’s moral (in lieu of actual) support?

    • PastryGoddess

      Project Runway or in my mind “America’s Next Best Favorite Sewing Drama Queen”

    • Richard Harper

      Perhaps the one question they should have asked was: “Can you sew?”

      • Lilithcat

        They do ask that. If you say “no”, you win the whole shebang. (Exhibit 1: Anya)

    • Jackie4g

      I am prepared to give it a try, but if it gets too manipulative, that’ll be that. PR can be an enjoyable experience, but TPTB generally mess it up whenever they can, in the interests of TV ratings, as opposed to a forum for design. But the Uncles are so damn funny, I would still read the morning after write ups.

    • Sarah

      Oh holy moly I cannot be more excited for real, uncut Heidi & Tim goodness. Also, I hope that Alexander Pope is the Redeemed One, because I think the other two choices are bo-ring.

      • demidaemon

        I’m just hoping it’s not Ken, who i can’t deal with again for not even a second. UGH.

        • Sarah

          Oh, yeah. I am thinking that if you cared enough to vote on the Lifetime website (I didn’t), you probably wouldn’t vote for him for the same reasons we don’t like him, but I could be wrong. Then again, I wouldn’t put it past the producers to just put him in there whether he won legitimately or not just because he’s bound to be a catalyst for drama.

          • demidaemon

            I did vote, but I had the exact same concerns.

            • Sarah

              I would’ve, but I am always late to the game with that online voting stuff. When I remembered they were doing it, I was too late.

            • demidaemon

              The only reason I knew about it is because I get an e-newsletter from Lifetime, which is, 90% of the time, filled with crap I do not care about.

    • Frank_821

      I will say I am intrigued about the avante garde challenge Heidi alluded to. Water proof material and a runway in the rain. THAT could be cool

      but I assume there will be plenty of stinky moments

      I just don’t want to see Ken again on the tv-ever

      • Sarah

        Right? Tool.

      • Call me Bee

        See? I don’t even remember who that is and what he did. On another note–Beertown’s favorite son, Unicorn Boy, has a one-man show coming up at a local gallery (a well-respected one, I will add…) and it will feature….unicorns!!

        • Frank_821

          you’re lucky

          ken was the unstable one with the hair trigger temper. The man does not have the temperament to handle such a stressful ebvironment

        • Jacob Bowen

          Oh my gosh, UNICORNS?!?! His last show was dinosaurs, so I am not surprised. I will in no way be going to support him, but at least he’s doing something with his career.

          • Shibori Girl

            Suddenly pictures of dinosaurs with unicorn horns have horribly imprinted themselves on my brain. Time for an adult beverage!

        • Gatto Nero

          Ken of the ironing board, frightening facial mask, and explosive anger.
          Sustainicorn? A one-man show? Really?

          • Call me Bee

            Yep. I may have to just see what he’s come up with. The other Milwaukeean, Miranda Lambert, however, has done a few legit runway shows in the last year, and has been well received.

    • AzSportsGirl

      I miss the Magical Elves of Bravo.

      • serenab44

        Bunim Murray does a fine job of it. It’s Lifetime that is the problem.

        • Ginmaru

          Sorry, I respectfully disagree with you there. Producer manipulation was always part of the game but it wasn’t so blatant with the Magical Elves. Bunim Murray is known for Big Brother and that ilk.

        • AzSportsGirl

          Hmmm..not so sure it isn’t quite the symbiotic relationship. Either way, I’ll still to reading TLo recaps.

          • largishbearishAtlish

            LIVE for the T’Lo Recaps honey- LIVE for them!

    • Call me Bee

      I barely remember the last season it was that…ahem….memorable. Who won again? But–I am, as always, excited for the new season. There’s always hope that both Mary Kay and frozen Yoplait have new commercials this season…Of course, the best part is commiserating with fellow UBF/BKs, so I can’t wait!

      • Sarah

        Dom! She deserved it.

        • Call me Bee

          Oh yeah. She was fairly well adjusted, from what I remember. She did do well.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Someone broke into Heidi’s home and stole all her tacky, short, low-cut, glittery dresses, leaving a closet full of wooden hangers (Hey, at least they’re not wire hangers). Time knows who the culprit is, but he’s not talking.

    • Bexxx

      I will be too busy hip checking sweaty bitches to snark with you (probably) non-sweaty bitches tonight. I will miss you all terribly but hopefully I’ll come home exhausted enough to tolerate this mess of a show on DVR.

      • Gatto Nero

        Roller derby?

        • Bexxx

          Yep!

          • Gatto Nero

            Yeeeow!

      • Ginmaru

        Darn it! I had my money on Comic Con and Super Heroine Wrestlamania! I’ll put my money on you anyway. :-)

    • shopgirl716

      Mr. Platinum Mohawk is pondering some scary looking fabric, he’s the one down the table from worried boobs. I’m seeing a lot of florals and some animal prints in the photos, must be some sort of nature challenge. Hmmm….

      • Grumpy Girl

        And there are purses on the tables. Blue, yellow, and the sad flat black one by concerned-boob-girl. Either people snagged their accessories from the wall super-early, or there is something in the challenge with those?

      • Gatto Nero

        Or they were given scraps in impossible prints and told to construct a couture gown in two hours.

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

      Oh I am so looking forward to TLo and bitter kitten commentary. The show? Oh yeah, that too.

      Enjoy your vacation Uncles!

    • Aidan B

      I had nearly forgotten about this! It’s been long enough now that I’ve actually missed PR so I’m pretty excited.

    • mjude

      holy crap I forgot it was on tonight! so glad TLO is back along with my fellow bitter kitten comments.

      • rainwood1

        Me too. PR has fallen off my radar and Lifetime was never on it.

    • Gatto Nero

      I’m more excited about the upcoming TLo analysis and BK discussions than the show itself.

      • SewingSiren

        As has always been the case.

      • jilly_d

        Yes. I find it eerily similar to my plight of the last several seasons of Greys Anatomy, which I should have left off watching years ago, but kept on, knowing I could participate in the trashing of it with my friends the next day.

      • Call me Bee

        And the Lounge. I live for the TLounge during the PR season….

    • Gatto Nero

      Tim looks adorable in the grey plaid.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      So many criers…

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      To quote Ben Franklin, ” We must hang together, gentlemen. Else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.”

    • Jacob Bowen

      I hope they bring back Alexander Pope, because I actually really liked him! I even liked his brown “cake” dress that had the white cross on it (the one that got him eliminated).

      • Sarah

        Me too! I didn’t care for that dress, but I thought there were worse entries.

    • Nancer

      Oh my, I just checked out the designers on the link that TLo provided. This is going to be… interesting.

    • MilaXX

      I have to say the promo is hilarious! Those dancing kittens look more natural dancing to Lil Jon than Tim Gunn’s very proper Turned down for what.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      Do you think we’ll have to hear that guy say “I want to meet the cow that made this,” over and over? I only recently found the courage to turn on the tv again after last season.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        Seriously, that commercial could be used in rage/anger management studies because I usually felt like punching that guy half way through each episode (and I’m usually a peaceful person). Hopefully they have less annoying sponsors this year. I wonder who is sponsoring the accessories wall? Maybe Dollar Tree or Claire’s!

        • Call me Bee

          *snort* …Claires. I heard it’s Aldo. I got an email from them this afternoon…..

          • MoHub

            I was hoping for Goodwill.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Goodwill could actually be interesting, but then that would call for more creativity than the showrunners at Bunim/Murray would ever tolerate.

            • MoHub

              Season 1 actually included a a challenge in which all the designers had to work as a team to create a futuristic collection from clothes at a vintage store. But of course, that was in the Bravo days.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Those were the days. I still remember watching Jay McCarroll’s final collection on the runway and being amazed and excited by it.

      • marlie

        I hope to god not. Otherwise, I might have to track down the ad exec who ok-ed that commercial and kick their ass.

    • Denise Alden

      You’re so adorable: “you might have noticed . . .” Yeah, right. You know that we’re all having minor withdrawal symptoms, and reassuring ourselves: “Our uncles are on a well deserved vacation. It can’t last forever.”

    • R.A.

      Do any Canadian BKs happen to know when it airs up here in the Great White North? I am searching the TV guide and can’t find it :(.

    • Sunshine16

      Hi boys – I missed you today! Have a vacation cocktail for me.

    • alyce1213

      I’m looking forward to it. I’ve become enured to the nonsense, the fake drama, the set-ups, etc. and I watch for the moments of creativity. And for fun — that’s all it is, really.

    • boweryboy

      I don’t watch this anymore. Plus, the partner and I are trying to hold out on getting cable since the move to the new digs (we’re weakening more and more each day).

      So, I will read the TLo recap tomorrow which, even when I did watch, always proved to be more entertaining than the show itself. Also, Tim is looking dreamy as always (my friends think I’m weird but I think Tim Gunn is a hotty).

      Also also, that’s some wonky photo shopping in the first photo. I’m sure they weren’t in the same room at the same time when the photo was taken, but it seems like the hanger Tim is holding should extend beyond the other side of Heidi’s arm.

      • SewingSiren

        This could be a good way to meet your neighbors. I have never had cable, but I watch with a friend who lives across the street. I make the drinks , he lays out a few crackers .. and wah lah a “party” is born.

        • boweryboy

          Good idea. We do have a community room with cable and a flat screen TV. I haven’t worked up enough nerve to go down there and take advantage of it.

      • Ginmaru

        We cut the cable off and it took a little while to get used to it. But we have Roku, Netflix and the local stations. TV antenna’s now look like tablets. Who knew? So I will have to delay hanging with all of you wonderful party people until after I watch the episodes on line. Thursdays just won’t be the same.

      • Kit_W

        If you check out Access Hollywood there’s a vid where Heidi and Tim explain the whole thing. Apparently tim had to stare at heidi’s naked ass for hours while she leaned forward and jumped up and down.
        But I guess he’s seen worse things than that.

    • http://www.redriverhistorian.com texashistorian

      Bring on the ugly, atrocious, and eye-gouging designs from people named “fade zu grau” and “THE Mitchell Perry.” Yeah, I can’t WAIT for this kind of quality TV. (Sorry, I have a dim view of humanity right now because I’ve been binge-watching The Walking Dead. Ergo, ignore me!)

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I actually will click the tube on and watch tonight. I haven’t watched anything since “Cosmos” ended, it having gone on a few weeks longer than “Mad Men,” and boy, Lifetime and the tattered PR bag o’ tricks aren’t Neil deGrasse Tyson and cosmology and the spirit of Carl Sagan. Sorry, Tim…. Neil’s vest may be eye-crossingly over-the-top, but I learned soooo much. [I even force-marched myself through Dr. Mario Livio's The Accelerating Universe, which was pretty doggone noble for an aged lit school/law school dame.] I actually cried at the end of the last Cosmos show. Have I ever cried at the end of a Project Runway season?? Yelled at the tube and rolled my eyes, but not wept and felt bereft.

      Looking forward to yammering with my BK pals about the shennanigans. *mwah* to all o’ youse.

      • Munchkn

        I want the DVDs of Cosmos. In fact, I should go ahead and put it on my Xmas list already.

        I don’t know whether or not to watch PR or watch Lust for Life and catch PR in reruns. I LOVE Lust for Life! Whichever I decide on, at least I won’t have to watch it through a glob of dachshund snot. My doxie’s been sneezing a lot and one very forceful sneeze hit the TV. How it go up there I don’t know.

        • rainwood1

          Dog snot can move at the speed of light.

          • Munchkn

            Trinket’s snot sure can! I opted to watch PR tonight so I’ll be up for the TLodown tomorrow and catch Lust for Life on demand.

        • Paula Carr

          Hah, my girl doxie sneezes something fierce, but she’s never shot snot onto the TV screen. I mean — they’re so low.

          She’s only shot snot all over my pants when she’s sitting in my lap.

      • Call me Bee

        Nice to see you, NDC! I’m glad you enjoyed Cosmos. The Hubs so loved the original (he has the VHS tapes of the while series) that he couldn’t bring himself to watch the new one, even though we love Dr. Neil. For him, it was like a remake of a classic movie, like Casablanca.

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Bee, I confess I didn’t watch the original 30 years ago, but there was a wonderful amount of information and knowledge presented in Cosmos 21st C, and Mr. Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan was one of the producers. It is well worth your time.

    • CeeQ

      OK fine, I’ll tune in tonight. It’s been a WHILE. But I can’t ignore the siren song anymore.
      Plus I miss TLo recaps. =D

      • random_poster

        Nina caps!!!

        • Shawn EH

          They will be epic, as her over-confidence has only grown!

    • Qitkat

      Oh, dammit, am I really going to get sucked back into this Shameless Suckhole of CReative Angst and Melodramatic Pretentiousness [SS...CRAP]( the “M” is silent!) Why yes, I probably am, having skipped the last two versions, perhaps I can stomach it once again. If TLo can do it…..
      Also what @disqus_vrvR4rjIS5:disqus said about TLo/BKs analysis/discussions.

      • Sarah

        You are and you will like it!!! :)

      • Pennymac

        “Shameless Suckhole of CReative Angst and Melodramatic Pretentiousness” Bwahahahaha!!!!! Its been a minute since we BK’s had some SS Crap to feverishly trash! I’m excited, hopefully without expectations!

    • Clydette Wantland

      Can’t wait for the tears and jeers on Twitter from TLo!

    • Shawn EH

      If anything requires a prepatory respite, it’s jumping back into this mess of a show! Can’t wait!

    • jilly_d

      I have not watched this show for about 3 seasons, but lo, I have been brought back to the fold. The temptation of following TLO’S live tweets was too great to bear.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I ducked out last season, too, but I can’t stay away!

    • frannyprof

      I’ll tune in tomorrow night. Until then, I will resist the urge to read the TLo tweets & recaps…

    • tallgirl1204

      There is an interesting article in today’s Washington Post about Project Runway, and how little success the winners have had compared, say, to American Idol. Some interviews with past winners, and Tim Gunn. I don’t think we can post a link here so I won’t, but you all are a smart crowd and can figure it out from there!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        That’s a pretty good article-I recommend it for the BK’s

    • H2olovngrl

      Heidi is missing a crucial part of her anatomy in these shots, and if she did any nursing of her twelve kids at all, they ought to be visible. And with that little morsel, tata, I am off to the beach!

      • Ginmaru

        I saw what you did there. Nice Freudian slip!

    • http://bloggingprojectrunway.blogspot.com/ Tbone

      Happy Runway Day everyone!

    • marlie

      Yay!! I’m so excited that Project Runway is back! It’s going to choke us with all of the product placement crap, but I’m still looking forward to getting back to our bitter kitten roots. But for real, Heidi, is it in your contract now that you have to be nude in the PR promo shots?

      • Kitten Mittons

        Only in seasons where she’s not pregnant, which is every other season.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Happy birthday to me — PR is on, and there’s a TLounge. I will be back after I’m out for dinner. Let’s rip some dresses! (I’m all varieties of psyched. It will disappoint me and I will scream, “WHY?”, but for now, I’m psyched.)

      • Sarah

        Happy Birthday!

      • Call me Bee

        Happy Birthday! What a fun way to celebrate. :)

        • BuffaloBarbara

          It really is. I’m having a great day.

      • alyce1213

        Happy Birthday!

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Thanks!

    • KT

      Yayyyyy can’t wait!!

    • Stubenville

      Yay TLounge-ish. I wonder if I can get champers and smoked salmon nibbly things delivered…

      • Sarah

        I want those things, too. Where is the Bubbly-nibbly service when you need them??

      • Call me Bee

        Hey, Stuben! Long time no see.

        • Stubenville

          [waves hi back]

    • Stubenville

      Hmm… is Kiniokahokula the first contestant from Hawaii?

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

        Andy South from season 8 was from Hawaii.

        • Stubenville

          Thanks; I could not recall. It should be fun hearing Tim pronounce his name.

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

            I cannot forget seeing Tim getting freaked out by a flopping fish during his visit.

        • MoHub

          Andy is now Ari.

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

            I know that but “Andy South” is what shows up more easily in searches for PR season 8 contestants.

    • Call me Bee

      Yikes If I hear one more person say, “My girl is –blank–but with an edge. She’s edgy.” I’ll barf.

      • Pennymac

        Just heard it again! LOL

      • Stubenville

        Oh dear – drinking game?

        • Call me Bee

          Oooh great idea. Let me get my vodka.

    • cmb123

      Watching with my 4 year old son who says “balywick” everytime he sees Tim Gunn. Thanks Sofia the 1st.

      • CelandineM

        Awwwww that is so adorable.

    • evave2

      The first contestant avowed her love of fringe. I am in fear of her work.

      • Stubenville

        Diana Vreeland: ‘I adore fringe.’

        • evave2

          I don’t care about Diana Vreeland. My fear is rationally based upon my fear of Stella McCartney. (BTW, when did Diana Vreeland say that, because this iteration that has seeped into “fashion” is just awful. I haven’t seen ANYTHING fringe that I liked.)

    • Call me Bee

      I love seeing Dimitri! Such a cool guy.

    • Call me Bee

      And ok. At least Fade zu Grau is actually German.

      • Pennymac

        He’s sooo Deiter from SNL, amirite?

        • Call me Bee

          Ach du Lieber, you certainly are!

      • MoHub

        That actually surprised me. Too bad Uli wasn’t there to share stories of escaping East Germany.

      • sundaynightaddict

        They could have shown a still photo of him without hearing his name or accent and I would have thought, “Yep, he’s gotta be German.”

    • Stubenville

      I hope they mix it up a bit this year – maybe unconventional materials first??

    • Stubenville

      I hope Alexander is the past contestant invited back, but it will probably be Ken for the drama.

      • Munchkn

        I wish he was, too. I don’t even remember the chick they did pick and she was season 11!

    • Delmekia Flannigan

      Long time stalker…um I mean read of TLo and first time in the lounge. Ready for the bitter kittens and TLo hilarious commentary all season long.

      • Stubenville

        Grab a drink and come on in!

      • Pennymac

        Welcome!

      • Call me Bee

        Welcome to our newest BK. Have fun!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      And the blather and self-absorption begins…..

      • Courtney

        We’d hardly recognize the show without it.

    • rumcg66

      Every time they introduce Zac Posen I miss Michael Kors all the more.

      • evave2

        Whenever Zac Posen talked about “design” I just felt like cringing. Most of his stuff is just not attractive to me at all. It’s like he designs a simple dress and then throws something on it. Or he designs a strange looking dress and then throws some other element in. I don’t understand how his mind works.

    • Courtney

      There are some aggressively unattractive outfits and hairstyles on some of those wannabe designers.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Love the middle finger fabric!

      • Delmekia Flannigan

        For that print alone I want her on the show.

    • Peeve

      Love the first 2 women they’ve shown!

    • marlie

      He designs for Kendall and Kylie Jenner? That’s an automatic “auf” for me.

    • artgirl9

      Zac loved how her rack looked

      • Pennymac

        I see what he (and you) did there.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I goggled at that remark.

      • blondie65

        first bit of wine splatter on the screen…thank you…

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

      Let’s see… girl with attitude, over-serious high-strung girl, gay man with wackadoo hair. This all seems to be in order. #ProjectRunway

      • Call me Bee

        Ahahahahahaha…yep.

      • MoHub

        And more than the usual complement of foreign-born designers. Still don’t see the requisite straight guy, though, although I’m not sure about Jefferson.

    • Stubenville

      Why is that moron wearing flipflops to an interview with Nina Garcia?

      • oldscrumby

        Because Florida. We’re lucky (unlucky?) he’s not high on bathslats.

    • Courtney

      First tragic backstory, and we’re not even 10 minutes in yet.

    • artgirl9

      Not loving the pink and black

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

      “I’m very familiar with the body… how it works.” Quick: name the bones of the arm.

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

      “I live in south Florida, where we’re not allowed to wear anything but this.”

      • Ginmaru

        It’s true. The shame…oh the inhumanity. And humidity.

      • MoHub

        I kept hearing Kors’ comment to Uli in season 3 about her constant parade of beach dresses. I need that back.

    • Peeve

      Uh-oh…think we’ve seen some cannon fodder.

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

      It’s strong enough for a man, but made for a woman, Heidi.

    • Stubenville

      Hmmm… two girls with blue hair.

      • evave2

        If they show them sitting around braiding each other I will go back to drinking the hard stuff.

        • MoHub

          Emily’s hair would have to grow a lot longer for braiding.

    • oldscrumby

      I want blue hair to get in just to watch her hair color deteriorate over the course of the show.

    • artgirl9

      Tim’s mad. Already.

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

      Blue would appear to be the hair color of choice this season.

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

      Nina just swallowed a little vomit on camera.

    • Pennymac

      Cause if JLo is wearing it, we know SHE has no taste…

    • Delmekia Flannigan

      Hedi would…

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

      We love that Heidi’s all “You totally look like a German tourist/exchange student.”

    • Cheryl

      Either they’re grading on the designer’s personal clothing or they’re not. Be consistent!

      • Pennymac

        Uh, its Project Runway. Inconsistent is their middle name

      • Stubenville

        Project Runway? Consistent? Bwahahaha!

    • Stubenville

      Oh Hernan – take it easy with your eye makeup. You look like Ozzie Osborne.

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

      We kind of love Char already.

      • artgirl9

        Me too. Go Detroit girl!!

        • Sarah

          Heck yeah! Motor City represent!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        My Old Home Town and place I visited last week — Detroit represent! I’m rooting for her at this point.

        • Cheryl

          Damn. Now I have to root for the guy from Bethpage, New York.

      • Peeve

        I have a feeling we’re going to be hearing a lot from her. She gives good sound bite. And yes–go, home state girl!

      • alyce1213

        That was my gut reaction. Straight on fierce.

      • MoHub

        Adore her. And her designs.

    • Jay

      I find it extremely difficult to take Zac Posen seriously as a judge. He looks like a toilet brush in a suit.

      • higgledypiggledy

        Please remind me what our nickname for Zac is?

        • Cheryl

          He always looks to me like Little Lord Fauntleroy but that takes too long to type.

          • higgledypiggledy

            True. The Uncles had a perfect name, but it’s been so long, I’ve forgotten it.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Zac looks like the kid that one’s mother always liked ‘because he’s so polite and well-behaved”-you know, the kid that the other children avoided.

        • Jay

          He’s been called L’enfant terrible before, which I find rather fitting.

        • MoHub

          Can’t remember, but I think of him as Kors Lite—very lite.

    • Courtney

      Over/under on how long it takes Nervous Girl to have her first breakdown?

      • MoHub

        Just reading her earliest interview, I figured she’d be the first auf‘d, but I guess I was wrong. I tend to agree with those who think she’ll quit before she’s properly eliminated.

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

      We all know that one guy looks like an Oompa Loompa, right?

      • Stubenville

        The Hawaiian one?

        • MoHub

          Yep! An they’ve already copped out on trying to pronounce his first name, so he’s now Kini.

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

      Good to see you Steubenville!

      • Stubenville

        [Waves hi!]

    • Call me Bee

      There ya go. Mary Kay and Aldo. We’ll be sick of those two comerercials by the end of this hour for sure. *sigh*

      • Courtney

        As long as it’s not those terrible T-Mobile commercials with the hamster in the ball. I hate those so much.

        • marlie

          They actually make me angry. WHY? They’re neither cute not funny.

        • Peeve

          I hate, hate, hate the Dish TV commercials about removing the damn wires–God, those are so pointless!

          • Call me Bee

            Awww I love those.

            • Peeve

              Sorry, I just can’t. ;-( It’s funny what drives people nuts and not others!

          • evave2

            Every time those come on my husband makes a strangling sound. And he doesn’t usually get THAT upset about commercials.
            We tend to turn to a show, and then about 1/2hr in start watching so we can FF all the commercials.

          • alyce1213

            They are so disturbing, and worse – not clever.

      • Stubenville

        They’re Shakespeare compared to that $%^&* Yoplait cow commercial.

    • Susan Crawford

      Another Project Runway season begins: oh, the drama, the panic, the hostility, the breakdowns, and the general Bunim/Murray madness.

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

      Wasn’t there one challenge for these initial contestants b4 elimination? And yet teddy bear is gone.

      • Stubenville

        Can’t have two Tims I suspect.

        • MoHub

          A shame. I think Jefferson should have been in the initial three cut.

    • Delmekia Flannigan

      Yes! First challenge is on the horizon. Let the time mismanagement begin.

    • Cheryl

      Where is the obligatory old lady of the workroom? Age discrimination!!!

      • Courtney

        We’ll have to settle for old German dude.

      • oldscrumby

        It’s the German. If he got out before the wall fell he’d have top be 37+

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Age blurb/caption said, I believe, 45.

      • Call me Bee

        Well–I think Char is a 40 something….

        • MoHub

          I think she’s in her late 30s, but the gal with short blue hair is 41.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Ooh, I smell an upcoming fridge challenge!

    • bettycats

      I just looked up from my computer and thought that said ALPO. Aldo, Alpo – same diff!

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

      Did Tim just slip a refrigerator commercial in there?

    • Paula Pertile

      Tim is going to be on Fresh Air (NPR) tomorrow. [Haven't read all the comments, maybe someone else has mentioned it already.]

      • serenab44

        He was on a few months ago and it was poignant and elegant and honest…true to form. Not sure if this one will be new or a repeat. Worth the listen for sure.

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

      Jorts McFlipFlop needs a major style overhaul.

      • Courtney

        Many of my 16 year old students would find his outfit very stylish. For themselves.

        • marlie

          That’s fine for a high school kid. They’re not “professionals” and don’t know any better. :P

          • Courtney

            True fact. You should see how well they tart up a uniform.

            • marlie

              Oh, I was a pro at that back in the day.

            • Courtney

              We had to ban shorts, it got so bad last year.

            • marlie

              OK, my friend’s and I weren’t THAT bad. Kids these days (man, I feel old).

            • Courtney

              I’m sure there will be howls of protest on the first day of school (I teach mainly seniors). And I will be sure to tell them it’s their own damn fault for losing the privilege. I’m sympathetic like that. :)

            • Cheryl

              You think that’s bad, half my students still wear diapers!

            • blondie65

              Get off my lawn!!!!

    • blondie65

      samsung…really….oh boy…what kind of challenge are we going to get with them…

      • Cheryl

        “Dress my refrigerator”

        • Courtney

          Dress LIKE a refrigerator.

          • Stubenville

            Ooooh! Shiny!

            • Courtney

              It would be very avant garde.

      • Delmekia Flannigan

        I look forward to the “make a pretty dress inspired by the latest samsung cellphone design”.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        Unconventional challenge! Make a dress from fridge parts!

    • artgirl9

      I never understand the collective gasps when they find out they have a day for the challenge. Have they never seen the show?

      • NDC_IPCentral

        My thought as well.

      • Shibori Girl

        NEVER in the history of Project Runway has there been a 1 day challenge…oh wait…every season you say?!

        Does no contestant watch the previous year’s contribution to this madness?

        If you go paid for ignorance some of these designers would be rich.

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

      “Nobody offered that thing I never bothered to ask for! *pout*”

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

      Okay, we’ve found the head case.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Stop picking on Angela! (Angelas have to stick together!)

    • oldscrumby

      Take drink every time some mentions their sob-story background.

    • Peeve

      #instarunway is one place I’m never gonna go!

    • marlie

      This instarunway thing has the potential to generate so world-class WTFery. I can’t wait.

      • marlie

        *some

        • MoHub

          You can edit, you know.

          • marlie

            Oh, I know. But it was a real-time conversation, so for some reason I opted not to.

            • MoHub

              Got it!

      • Peeve

        Better you than me, baby!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Are the (interminable) ads particularly cheap-looking, or am I being *gasp* too judgmental?

      • Cheryl

        I use commercial breaks to check back on new comments and replies. Sometimes I think I miss the best part.

    • Stubenville

      Do the commercials seem more random than in the past? Like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie commercial?

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

      We foresee a LOT of overcompensation in Amanda’s immediate future.

      • MoHub

        Yes. It seems she’s decided to release her inner bitch to compensate for her niceness in season 11. In fact, I’m hoping for a bitch-off between Amanda and Korina.

    • mom2ajs5

      Oh geez, I didn’t realize how much I missed this foolishness. :)

    • Stubenville

      Indian chick is verrrrry Etsy.

      • Call me Bee

        Oh yeah–frayed fringe and dip-dyed. And I gotta say I make good money on Etsy. But I don’t do crafts there–just re-sell vintage and antique stuff. For profit.

    • osu86

      Is this the Amanda Show or what?

      • MoHub

        I’m getting more that it’s The Korina Show.

        • Raspberry2012

          Yeah, I could have lived without her and her little buddy Mitchell shit talking everyone in the room every two seconds. I know that’s an important part of PR, but man, those two were non-stop! We get it, we get it – Korina’s the season bitch, we get it…

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

      The insipid Lexus-sponsored polls on the bottom of the screen are very annoying.

    • marlie

      “What do you mean?” Hahahahahaha!

    • mom2ajs5

      it’s just so limp. hahahaha.

    • Stubenville

      Florida dude for the bottom 3.

      • Courtney

        Also Etsy chick with the zippers.

    • Peeve

      Oh, yikes, Mitchell! Can we re-introduce the phrase “hot mess”?

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

      Are they just slipping in random 3-second sob stories or are we imagining that? “I cannot live this life!” Whut.

      • MoHub

        During Road to the Runway, Tim actually introduced the sewtestants in themed groups. One group was Designers Who Have Come From Hard Times.

    • artgirl9

      I am over Mitchell already.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Mitchell makes me want to break things.

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

      Jorts likes himself very much, doesn’t he?

      • NDC_IPCentral

        That’s one nickname none of us will forget.

        There ought to be a balance between self-confidence and irrational delusion, and I’m thinking Jorts’ ego tends toward the latter rather than the former.

    • artgirl9

      I love a woman who knows how to say sass

    • osu86

      There are a whole lot of fugly fabrics in this mix. At least Nina can’t knock the designers themselves for picking “cheap” fabrics.

      • Stubenville

        But the combinations are the dresstestants fault for sure.

      • Qitkat

        But do the judges even know?

        • MoHub

          I think since the trunks were part of the definition of the challenge, the judges had to know how the material was sourced.

    • Stubenville

      I’m afraid for Detroit chick – that blouse is dated.

      • Cheryl

        Yes, because she modeled it after her grandmother.

    • Cheryl

      For the first time ever on Project Runway: “You’re all AUF!”

      • Stubenville

        Then a dozen weeks of Heidi infomercials.

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

      Those beds look painfully uncomfortable.

      • Cheryl

        Doesn’t matter. They won’t be there long.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Don’t they though? I’m thinking the rooms the dresstestants are consigned to are looking more and more like collegiate triples than NYC hotel accommodations.

      • sundaynightaddict

        I loved how little enthusiasm the contestants could muster for their 10 bazillion dollar a month NYC apartments lol. PR could not have made those rooms look any cheaper or less exciting. In years past, they at least did some cool, graphic paint treatment with the walls. This year, they got tacky, satin headboards (very clearly manmade, not that there’s anything wrong with that) and one little piece of something on the wall. Tsk tsk.

        • MoHub

          Toto, I have the feeling we’re not in the Atlas any more.

    • blondie65

      “my girl is edgy” = everybody drink!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • artgirl9

      Did he say Mary Kay? Eeeeeeesh.

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

      “The Mary Kay Color Design Studio?” Ohhhhhh, HONEY.

      • Stubenville

        Next year Sherwin Williams?

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

          Party City!

          • Stubenville

            Where THEY BELONG!

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

              Heck, Party City can sponsor the makeup room AND the accessorry wall. (Yeah, I left that misspelling in.)

      • Raspberry2012

        Right? And the lucky winner gets – what was it? – a zillion year supply of Mary Kay cosmetics! That right there is enough to make anyone want to just drop out of the competition for fear of being saddled with that cheap-ass clown makeup!

    • nunsuch

      Hate that Mary Kay is back. And don’t like Aldo all that much…..:(

    • artgirl9

      Nice lip glob. I mean gloss.

    • Stubenville

      Did Florida Dude just chose nude shoes?

    • nunsuch

      “Messy” is almost as overused as “edgy”!

    • osu86

      I hope they’re saving all the good looks for the runway because right now I don’t see a single thing that isn’t totally horrible.

      • Courtney

        All the good stuff is gonna get passed off in the middle. Trainwrecks and tacky on top and bottom, both. :)

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Man, a LOT of meowing and not enough seeing how the outfits are made. But that’s no news flash, is it? How could I forget?

      Yiiii, the teaser for the judges’ comments — sadistic remarks right out of the starting gate. Classy, you veterans.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        Hi!

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Girlfriend!! How have you been since the Be Me or Do Me book signing?

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Hey y’all, I’m coming in super late because I forgot – what’s the challenge?

      • Courtney

        They were given 4 different fabrics and told to make a spring outfit, I think. You’d never know it looking at the actual outfits.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          Tsk.

      • Call me Bee

        Just to make a spring look with four fabrics each designer was given. In one day, of course.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          Ugh lame. Did I miss the runway already?

          • marlie

            Nope – you’re just in time!

          • Stubenville

            Nope grab a glass and join in.

            • Call me Bee

              Ugh– I need to stop. The Mitchell has said the word “edgy” about a million times already. Where’s the aspirin?

            • Stubenville

              [chuckle]

      • oldscrumby

        Make something out of this box of mystery fabric we have left on your station. You have one day.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          Of course. “Make a pretty dress.”

      • MoHub

        They were given trunks of assorted ugly fabrics to make a spring look that would represent what their final Fashion Week collection would look like.each designer had a different assortment, and they were allowed to trade fabrics with each other if they liked.

        Also, unlike on Chopped, they were not obliged to use “all the ingredients in the basket.”

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          Yeah my boyfriend kept saying, “I ONLY SEE ONE FABRIC ON DISPLAY” so I assumed that. Man, if it’s not an unconventional challenge, the producers just give up on making meaningful parameters for challenges, huh?

          • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

            Actually, screw the disclaimer. The producers have given up on making the fashions actually relevant to the story they want to tell each season. I wonder if they’ve improved their mental health screening since Season 12.

            • MoHub

              I don’t know. Angela looks as if she’s “A Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.”

    • dash1211

      The classiest thing I’ve seen so far is Dame Helen in the commercial for her new film.

    • Stubenville

      No surprise – Heidi in tight and short.

      • Courtney

        Hair looks good, though.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        But with just a touch of shiny.

        • Call me Bee

          And just legs. Not legs AND boobs. Refreshing.

          • Stubenville

            Practically demure… for Heidi.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Oh did they bring someone back? Lady looks familiar.

      • oldscrumby

        Yeah, she’s…someone from season 12.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          lol That’s my exact thought.

        • MoHub

          Amanda Valentine from season 11.

      • Courtney

        Amanda, from the team season. She did the red and black duct tape dress with the eventual winner.

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

      “Hello, designers! Check out my panties!”

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Red Robin??? WTF?!

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        I think you mean “Yummm”

      • MoHub

        So, will they have to design an outfit based on a hamburger?

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

      Best Western, Mary Kay and Red Robin. JESUS CHRIST.

      • Stubenville

        Red Roof Inn or Best Western next?

        • decormaven

          Wawa.

        • MoHub

          Motel 6

      • Raspberry2012

        We’re just one season away from Burger King, I just know it.

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

      Julie Bowen once commissioned a dress from Laura Bennett.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        So she has at least some taste.

      • MoHub

        I believe Bert Keeter has also designed for her.

    • Stubenville

      Wallpaper.

    • Stubenville

      Mall clothes.

      • marlie

        If that waist were a fraction of an inch lower, we’d be seeing crack.

        • Sarah

          Pretty sure I did.

          • MoHub

            You did indeed.

    • Theresa Derys Larosiliere

      Hi Kittens!! I can’t believe I’m watching again. But, I secretly really missed it.

      • Call me Bee

        We all did. :)

    • blondie65

      Best Western….omg…wow how the mighty have fallen….

    • Stubenville

      Fugly patterns together.

    • oldscrumby

      It’s one of those pregnancy ponchos from the sixties

    • Stubenville

      Angry face dress

    • Call me Bee

      I have high hopes for Alexander. He looks to be the most forward thinking. Him and the Aussie.

      • Haley

        Errr, what Aussie?

        • MoHub

          Not an Aussie. Sean is a Kiwi.

    • Stubenville

      Panniers? Really?

    • Peeve

      I kinda like the black dress, but not the low vagina triangle.

    • Stubenville

      Black is the new orange?

      • marlie

        She got lucky with that fabric.

    • sunsetwalker

      everything looks cheap

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        FITS THE SPONSORSHIP.

        • Stubenville

          You win the internet for today.

          • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

            Woooooo! What shall I do with my priz- GAH IT’S FULL OF PORN.

            • Stubenville

              Kitties too!

    • Stubenville

      Teen

    • Stubenville

      Mall sundress

    • Courtney

      Clearly the buzz idea from the producers this week was “so different from everyone else’s.”

    • Stubenville

      Jhorts aren’t too bad.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      I like the high-waisted shorts and crop top look.

    • Stubenville

      Kindergarten renissance faire?

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      “I bought this dress at the mall and then strapped my home-sewn corset over it.”

    • Stubenville

      Another wallpaper dress. Without stains.

      • Cheryl

        I love that wallpaper/upholstery fabric. Really. I’m an old-fashioned gal.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      I actually like the salmon mullet jumpsuit.

      • sundaynightaddict

        I was sort of disappointed that I liked it because she’s such an unpleasant bitch.

        • Raspberry2012

          I know, I had to begrudgingly give her credit because I liked it. But I laughed with glee when she was declared just safe. And that the girl she pegged to go home won the challenge. Not that I liked the winning dress, but when Korina’s head kind of spun around when she found out the winner, it was satisfying, I’ve gotta say.

    • Courtney

      Pant jumpsuit with a train?

      • Stubenville

        And a wonky neck.

        • Courtney

          Well, she WAS contemplating showing some sideboob.

    • Peeve

      Not a fan of Hernan’s dress.

    • Theresa Derys Larosiliere

      I had higher hopes for Hernan.

    • Stubenville

      Halsonesque with a wonky neck

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      The pink separates look was cute, and those chevroned pants are nice.

    • Stubenville

      I give up.How many %^&* dresstestants are there???

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        A BAJILLION.

      • Call me Bee

        15. Three too many.

        • MoHub

          Actually 16. Fifteen newbies plus the returning Amanda.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Oh I like that “New Look” silhouette colorblock dress. and the cropped onion blouse and swing skirt.

    • marlie

      I actually like Fade’s

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I thought his looked good, too. I was surprised and a bit impressed.

        • Call me Bee

          Yes–Euro looking, not surprizingly….

          • NDC_IPCentral

            And that might be a refreshing different “point of view” (gack, I’m using their catch-phrases.).

      • bettycats

        Crap – which one was his?

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Black, yellow, white print skirt with hight waist; white blouse with b&w insets, big glittery graphite-colored necklace.

          • bettycats

            Thanks!

          • marlie

            That’s a far better description than the one I was in the process of writing.

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

      Most of them seem to be able to sew but MAN, there are a TON of taste issues on display.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        I really hope the taste issues are accompanied by fun personalities at least. Dmitri was no fun and bad taste. Tsk.

        • alyce1213

          In a way, his seriousness was kind of fun to watch.

          • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

            Eh – I preferred Elena, who had interesting taste and was straight-up crazy.

      • alyce1213

        Exacerbated by pre-chosen fabrics, some of them pretty bad, from the remnants table.

    • Theresa Derys Larosiliere

      I do like that skirt from Char.

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

      Red-orange jumpsuit moved well on the runway.

      • MoHub

        Maybe. But it’s been done and done.

    • Call me Bee

      Uncles! Very excited that your tweets are showing up here. Save a lot of time!

    • Stubenville

      Okay, cracktastic judging tonight.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        I like Shar’s :/

        • Delmekia Flannigan

          Me too.

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

        So… judging as usual, then.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Call Mike Wallace! [Throwback to "Moonlighting" all you oldsters like me....]

      • evave2

        I will read on to the end, Stubenville, but I can honestly say that I thought the winner was just awful. There was nothing I liked about it. Either of the two runners-up (and Heidi released them both together, normally we have the second, pause, then the third). I wanted Mitchell to go home so badly I thought the guy sent home (already forgot his name — Russell?) just sewed so much better.
        I felt that Heidi had the whip hand on both, and i am still shocked at the winner.

    • Peeve

      I like Char, but I don’t get the love for the outfit.

    • marlie

      Someone really needs to remind them all what “edgy” actually means.

    • Stubenville

      Mitchell is a valley girl? Like totally?

      • Call me Bee

        Remember–he’s THE Mitchell.

        • Raspberry2012

          Oh, wait wait wait – I forgot about that! That’s the guy who’s THE Mitchell! His personality makes so much more sense now!

    • oldscrumby

      South Florida is not perpetual spring!

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      … Really? Defining “DIY”?

      • Pennymac

        Jinx!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Oh, shoot, got back from dinner late and have to go for the second showing. But at least there’s that!

    • Pennymac

      Really? DIY needs an explanation????WTF

    • Stubenville

      Nina’s expression!

    • Courtney

      I’m kind of enjoying Julie Bowen.

    • Delmekia Flannigan

      What no definition for amorous?

      • Courtney

        It’s Lifetime. Movies of the Week cover that.

        • Delmekia Flannigan

          Ha! I would could contend there movies have a dyi feel to them also.

    • Cheryl

      I love her pop-bead necklace!

      • Cheryl

        Sandhya

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      South Florida is having a conniption.

    • bettycats

      Nina just made my night!!

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        But they didn’t define WTF. I’m lost now!

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      … Wow I really liked the high-waisted short with the crop top. I think they are flattering.

      • marlie

        It has issues, but it’s not as bad as they’re making it out to be.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          Yeah, I don’t get the unbridled disgust.

        • Call me Bee

          I agree. And they over praised the Indian chick’s dress, which was awful. They want to keep her around for a while.

          • Courtney

            She puts me in mind of the Native American lady from a few seasons ago, who kept getting passed through because she did something that was “different” in terms of its “cultural point of view.”

            • marlie

              I’d be interested in getting her through this round just to give her another chance, but ONE more chance, not 6.

            • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

              What marlie said, exactly.

            • Call me Bee

              Eksaaaaatly.

            • FunButNutz

              Yup but the Muslim lady wasn’t going to get past Heidi for one second. We all knew that she’d be sacrificed despite her “cultural point of view”

          • blondie65

            Totally agree….I did not like that dress at all and totally did not get the praise for it.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Keep it in your pants, Julie.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      I’d wear those diamond pants.

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

      We’re fighting over Sandrhya’s design. Lorenzo loves it and Tom thinks Lorenzo is nuts.

      • Stubenville

        Oh for God’s sake it looks stained.

        • evave2

          Again, Stubenville. I agree I agree I agree. Tom is right and Lorenzo is nuts (Tom said it, I’m just repeating).

      • Call me Bee

        I do, too.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        It looks like a McQueen knockoff, circa maybe Highland Rape? I don’t know if I like that or not.

      • Peeve

        I vote for nuts. Sorry, Lo!

      • dash1211

        I’m with T; love you, Lo.

      • Pennymac

        Agree with Tom. Sorry, Lo.

      • Chinotto

        Looks like Tang bled on it. Like the designer; not the dress.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        I didn’t capital L love it, but I think there may be a kernel of an idea there. She should have been safe though, certainly not on top.

        • Sarah

          Yes; kernel, and I feel she’s likeable. Her dress was nutz but her other stuff was good. Made me feel weird when Heidi said being a good seamstress wasn’t most important, though. That’s a WTF for me, but I’d rather have seen her in the middle, too.

          • MoHub

            Heidi is probably still trying to justify Anya.

      • Courtney

        Will Lo be gloating now?

      • blondie65

        Well….shut my mouth. She won.

      • johnnyboyjohn

        Sorry, but zombie chic with a side of spilled tea? no. just no.

      • SewingSiren

        Siren loves it.

      • FunButNutz

        I’ll go over and stand behind Tom, thank you

      • MoHub

        I’m with Lorenzo. I get the concept, and I’m thrilled Sandhya has real ideas. Not sure I’d have given her the win over Char, but the dress was definitely top three for me.

    • Courtney

      So this week, apparently, in order to win PR, you must make things that are unwearable.

    • Stubenville

      The claws come out.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        With unholy enjoyment. That’s what bothers me. The viciousness seems limned with glee.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      They don’t need a definition for “gris-gris” but they do need one for DIY?

      • osu86

        I guess I missed it. Did Lifetime show a definition or did Julie define it for the viewers (After she said it)?

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          They showed a definition on the screen.

      • DuBey2

        Um…. I do. Could you please quote how it was used & what it means? I watched last night but must’ve tuned it out since its an unfamiliar term to me.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          DIY: “This piece looks very DIY” – it means “do it yourself” and the definition flashed on the screen in text.
          Gris-gris was not defined but is arguably more obscure – It was used as “Too much gris-gris” and it means “charm or amulet (such as for good luck).” I think they were trying to say it had too many design elements

    • Chinotto

      Why are we letting Julie Bowen talk?

      • GTrain

        exactly

    • Pennymac

      She looks like she’s going to vomit, she’s so nervous.

      • Stubenville

        If it happens. this producer will show it. Ugh.

    • GTrain

      Poor Angela. Smug Amanda

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Char’s has the same exact proportions as high-waisted shorts. And I’ve never seen a “diaper” as tailored as those shorts.

      • Cheryl

        And they usually just dismiss circle skirts.

    • Kaonashi

      How did Fade to Gray do?

      • Call me Bee

        Safe. I like his dress. I think fashion is going back to a lady-like direction and that’s how his dress was.

      • Courtney

        Several BKs have expressed liking his dress. It was a lot better than some of the top 3.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      I don’t like Mitchell’s. I want him to go home to South Florida. I liked … is his name Jefferson? Why are there so many peeeople.

      • marlie

        Jefferson is another one who deserves another chance.

      • Pennymac

        This early in, I never can keep them straight. Its only after snarky nicknames are assigned that I know who is who.

    • Courtney

      I feel like if they send home slutty pant girl she’s going to go throw herself off the building.

      • marlie

        I’d be ok if they sent her home, but she already can’t handle the pressure.

      • dash1211

        Death on the Runway

      • NDC_IPCentral

        She looks uncomfortably fragile. Which suggests she’s nothing but cannon fodder going forward no matter what.

        • Courtney

          No way she holds it together past the midpoint.

      • Call me Bee

        I think The Mitchell will go home. He made an awful garment, and has no explanation for it, mostly because he can’t seem to put a sentence together.

        • alyce1213

          Damn, they kept him, but I think only for the potential eye rolling. He has absolutely zero ability.

    • GTrain

      I have no idea why Mitchell is here. Forever 21 is a step up from his work.

      • Call me Bee

        No kidding!

      • Tanya Wade

        Welcome to SoFla! Mitchell’s “aesthetic” can be seen at any local water park for the under twelves. All his “girl” needs is some floaties!

      • alyce1213

        It was junior, off the rack, OUTSIDE the store, if you’ve ever seen that.

      • Gatto Nero

        I thought for sure he’d be among the three cut right away. He shouldn’t have made it as far as New York.

    • Cheryl

      Did Julie Bowen just call Angela’s design “Geisha hooker”? Yes – I had to rewind to make sure. I get “hooker.” Why Geisha?

      • GTrain

        yeah i had to side eye that too…

    • Theresa Q

      I liked Char’s more than Sendhya (spelling).

      • MoHub

        Sandhya

    • Peeve

      Fuck, no!

    • marlie

      WHAT?!

    • artgirl9

      Wtf

    • Stubenville

      Apparently I have no taste.

    • Peeve

      …we are speechless, too.

    • Pennymac

      Okay, now I remember my PR angst.

    • Chinotto

      ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

      • Gatto Nero

        That’s exactly what I yelled at the TV (with a few expletives thrown in).
        And by the way, I love Chinotto [the drink].

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      SIDE EYE. HUGE SIDE EYE

    • dash1211

      OK, now I remember why I stopped watching….

    • Qitkat

      I am flabbergasted, that dress is hideous!

    • Call me Bee

      Ugh. Already PO’d at the judging.

    • In_Stitches

      I loved Sandhya’s and found Char’s pretty ugly. That shade of yellow is a tough one for me…there was no way I was going to love such a big, billowy block of it.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        That shade of yellow is horrible, but I did love the top itself, and the skirt’s really cute. Plus…pockets!

        I loved Sandhya’s too. I really thought Char was going to win though.

    • Cheryl

      “Everyone else thought you were in the bottom.” Nice.

      • alyce1213

        Political move.

      • MoHub

        And there’s a preview of Sandhya in tears because she’s been verbally abused. She might be this season’s Michael Costello.

    • Theresa Q

      Nope, didn’t like the winner’s look.

    • Courtney

      I approve of this win only for the baffled, snotty look that Red Jumpsuit girl gave Sandy when she came back in.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oooh, dissing in the green room. Sandhya, you don’t have many supporters among your competitors.

    • Stubenville

      That’s a shock.

    • bettycats

      aaaand there’s our cryer

    • GTrain

      I don’t think Sandhya’s was the best but that snotty chick has GOT to go

      • MoHub

        Korina is Gretchen Mark II. She’ll be around for a long time, I think.

    • artgirl9

      Wtf again

    • marlie

      YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. THAT’S ABSURD.

      • Gatto Nero

        Gobsmacked.

    • GTrain

      no.f-ing.way

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      WELP. I’m glad I only came in at 10. I might make this the new way I watch PR. 1.5 hours is to loong.

    • Courtney

      Not shocked, he’s good for easily 2-3 weeks of catty behavior in the workroom. Jefferson was too mild.

    • Peeve

      Oh, yeah. NOW I remember why I got disgusted with this show!

    • marlie

      They absolutely kept him because he’s the drama queen in the bunch. There’s no other discernible reason.

    • Qitkat

      Well, okay, I’m 0 for 2:( the insanity continues…

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Well, the viewership doesn’t agree with the judges’ Auf according to the graphic.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        Producers love that, though.

        • johnnyboyjohn

          Oh yeah. And they get the final vote anyway. More drama because it’s “good TV”. What they don’t seem to see is their viewership slagging off. Seriously, Mary Kay instead of Loreal? Isn’t that proof enough?

          • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

            Best Western is the one that really got me.

            • SunDevilWitch

              I would have agreed with you till traveling thru Europe. The Best Westerns were in fabulous locations and quite chic for their price.

            • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

              Good to know!

          • MoHub

            Mary Kay was there last season, but I think l’Oréal had the hair concession.

      • dash1211

        Obviously, that’s not a factor. The producers can’t hear our screaming.

      • evave2

        I got called by the telephone polling group: what did the viewership say? You so wrong auf; did they watch The Mitchell to go?

    • Delmekia Flannigan

      I’m more WTF who went home than who won…ugh.

    • In_Stitches

      The guy they kept could have argued he was hoping to go with the ‘pajamas’ trend and that might have given him a bit of style leeway, but he didn’t, so…. He shouldn’t have gotten the German goodbye.

    • Chinotto

      And Florida Fun is safe? Oh, PR, I was actually looking forward to watching you this year. Looks like my Thursday nights are my own again.

    • Stubenville

      Tim said vagina!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Which, of course, is anatomically incorrect, as we discussed in comments for one of the previous seasons. They (Tim, Nina, others) mean the “entrance,” not the “tube.” But if they said “pubis” maybe they’d be censored.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

          BEST COMMENT.

        • MoHub

          There’s always, “lady bits,” “private parts,” and my favorite: “good china.” (Thank you, Peach!)

      • Gatto Nero

        He also said (during a commercial), “Make it Instawork!”
        Poor Tim.

        • MoHub

          I have no sympathy. Tim sold out his integrity back when PR moved to Lifetime.

      • CelandineM

        His gift certificate comment had me in tears! Priceless!

    • Courtney

      I see what looks like 2 different unusual materials challenges? The storage unit and the movie theatre.

      • johnnyboyjohn

        And lots and lots of crying. Oh the humanity.

    • Qitkat

      Tim! You are not censoring yourself at all! I love it!

    • marlie

      Who is this after-the-runway chick?

      • Peeve

        Right? I can’t stand her already!

        • marlie

          I already changed the channel, but I’m just wondering what qualifies her to host in the first place.

          • amanda siegelson

            she used to host a show in the uk – and then married john taylor of duran duran and later a dude from the strokes.
            so nothing qualifies her for this – and it’s already awful. damn you chris hardwick! look what you’ve wrought!!!!!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Apparently an Andy Cohen “Watch What Happens” wannabe.

      • MoHub

        Amanda de Cadenet has been a major force in fashion in the UK for decades. She even gets a mention in the very first episode of AbFab. By Bubble, who manages to make the name sound as if it has twice as many syllables.

        • marlie

          Aha. Thanks. I couldn’t figure out why she was there, but that makes sense.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      So, with the teasers we’ve gotten spoilers for about half the challenges? Where’s the fun in that?

    • Pennymac

      What? Theres a Talking Dead runway??WTF???

    • Theresa Q

      I hope TLO will be on the after show one day!!!

      • Theresa Q

        I change my mind. I rather they host instead.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Host the after-show? That would be awesome. A TLounge for all, with live tweet responses! :D

        • Gatto Nero

          They should judge!

    • In_Stitches

      I really liked the all black jump suit with interesting draping and a built-in scarf-cape. On a similar theme, I thought butt-cape lady should have gotten the boot. That was just a sad rectangle glued to that model’s waistband. No bueno.

    • Jay

      See, this is why I think Zac Posen is an awful judge. He’s all about bold clothes that “make a statement,” even if they happen to be hideous. I knew he wouldn’t like Amanda’s look…not enough embellishments!

      Julie Bowen was so obnoxious and offensive with her “geisha hooker” quip.

      • alyce1213

        Maybe she was trying to fill in for quips by the Duchess.

      • Gatto Nero

        Julie Bowen was unqualified to be a judge. Her inane comments made that more obvious.

      • CelandineM

        LMAO because you totally nailed Zac Posen’s design esthetic in your second sentence.

    • artgirl9

      The judges fall for that DIY looking crap a lot. Especially Heidi which I just don’t get.

    • Stacy Mintzer Herlihy

      I’m just glad I understand why the winning look was the winning look and the losing look was the losing look. Sort of.

      • marlie

        And it has nothing to do with the designer’s skill OR the garments that went down the runway.

      • semirose

        I get the winning look but like Nina said on twitter (she said she went the other way), at least the guy who went home had some vision. Flipflops had nothing.

        • MoHub

          What THE Mitchell had, though, was “character,” and that will likely keep him around for a while. He also had an explanation for his design esthetic, while Jefferson was rendered confused and speechless by the judges’ reactions.

    • SewingSiren

      I am completely on board with the win. But I didn’t think Amanda had top three garment. Very well made , but pedestrian. I thought South Florida should have gotten the boot. And the girl in the bottom three , they gave her too hard a time about the almost butt crack, they have let out right butt and beaver slip through before.

    • Tanya Wade

      Mitchell is all the reasons I want to leave SoFla. I don’t know what’s worse: his K-Mart kiddie playsuit, or the douche flops he wore on his final interview. In other news, Daughters of Anarchy Korina is Gretchen 2.0. Definitely liking Char and the New Zealander. And Dieter, I mean Fäde.

      • Frank_821

        I wanted to call him Dieter too during the Road to the Runway

      • guest2visits

        Mitchell reminds me of Joshua (season 9). Daytona Josh.

      • nosniveling

        haha most excellent summing up!

    • marlie

      OK, kittens – it’s been fun. Have a good night!! xo

    • Brian G. Cox

      I miss the old days, uncles. Back when I had cable, appreciate that there was (some) talent involved, and could juxtapose Project Rungay’s insight with what I’d seen.

      Have a wonderfully restful vacation!

    • Frank_821

      Does it surprise anyone that Korina and The Mitchell are judging buddies? He’s a camera whore through and through. But He isn’t that likable. I know it editing plays a part in it, but she really comes across as a more arrogant version of Gretchen

      I liked what Amanda did and I like her attitude coming in. She really was the least of 3 evils. No hothead Ken. And I didn’t need to see Alexander back on the show after he so openly badmouthed the show and implied the judges were against him

      • alyce1213

        Isn’t that likable?? I found him despicable, and I think that’s why they (the producers) kept him on — for the eye rolling.

        • Gatto Nero

          The shorts outfit was awful, and Mitchell is annoying. But he did offer his help to the other designers when he was finished with his work.

          • alyce1213

            That’s true, I forgot that . . . but then he proceeded to bash her outfit to his cohort. He had a lot of nasty to say, and the side-eyes!

        • CelandineM

          I christened Mitchell and what’s her name as Mean Girl #1 and Mean Girl #2. His outfit was so awful but I knew there was no way the producers were going to let that drama potential go yet.

      • guest2visits

        I liked her attitude too. But I would’ve liked seeing Alexander designing again also. I have no idea why Ken would be asked back after his antics.

        • CelandineM

          I can’t even believe Ken was considered. I would think the potential for violence and a lawsuit would have nixed that.

          • Stubenville

            But the producers probably see him as high drama, hence ratings gold.

            • johnnyboyjohn

              Meh, he was just thrown in the mix to get a reaction, there’s no way anyone wants to see that mess again.

            • marlie

              They tease him as the potential returnee, and have fans “vote,” but I’d bet a week’s worth of morning coffees that they never would have actually brought him back, no matter what the results of the voting were.

              ETA: …just so that people tune in to see if he’s back.

          • DuBey2

            AGREE

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Glad to natter with the gang – we are a voluble and opinionated bunch, and quick with our input. Looking forward to Our Boys’ Recap-While-On-Vacation and more remarks from the Kitten Krew.

      I’m with marlie, though, it’s bed-time for this old Portia, nighty-night.

    • susan6

      I don’t get the win or the auf. Sandhya’s dress was….ugly and crafty looking. Should have been in the bottom. Char should have won. And I would have booted Florida guy and his wacky shorts playsuit outfit.

      • johnnyboyjohn

        Ms. Florida will not last much longer, he’s been kept for the drama quotient for now. Everyone else has a brain, his bled out of his ears when he laid in the sun too long. Seriously, he goes to the final cut meeting with flip flops and cut-offs? What message was that supposed to send? “I don’t care”???

    • guest2visits

      Hello TLo/PR peeps. So nice to read your Most Excellent Posts. It’s the only thing that makes the show worth watching!
      Char’s skirt and top was very nice – but come on judges; not THAT wonderful. But hey I loved that nubby fabric too. Nor did I understand how Sandyha won with her incomplete dress, it just looked too faded and lackluster in spite of her many little added elements. I wouldn’t have sent her home based on her portfolio and her unique point of view but I must say I was disappointed. Wonder if Tim’s critique threw her off. I had Mitchell and Jefferson’s boring twin looks on the bottom. Kennan(?) and Andrea(?) too. Andrea’s read so flat and static to me even with it’s many cutouts and daring fit.
      I had Amanda, Sean, Alexander at the top. Kini and Fade too. Don’t know how they can adore Sean’s minimalist, understated dress and not love Amanda’s subtle outfit. It’s exactly that; dramatic daywear. It doesn’t need more sparkles … I’m watching you, Heidi.

      • CelandineM

        I loved Sean’s dress, that was my #1.

    • http://lazycircles.blogspot.com/ Sam Hawk

      So, there will be a refrigerator challenge, a Round Robin cheeseburger challenge, and a challenge to figure out what the heck “Aldo” is.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      All right, watching the re-play of “Road.” I’m liking the idea of the no-nonsense ones, but that first guy, with the bug costumes that Tim likes… not so much. On the other hand, I kind of love Nzinga — her approach of using her design degree to meet her religious requirements will (a) produce clothes that the rest aren’t producing and (b) give her an edge on the concept of designing to meet requirements of challenges. (Unless, I suppose, the have a challenge specifically to send people down half-naked, or give her a real woman whose assignment is to show off the skin.)

    • MilaXX

      I loved the win!! Something about that dress I liked. On the other hand bike shirts should gave gone hobe

    • Airkisses

      Have any other Bitter Kittens read Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style? I’m about a third of the way through, and really enjoying it. He has some fun anecdotes about the fashion industry, and he comes off very warm and kind of inspires me to become a better person. Also, of COURSE he would have that kind of relationship with his mother :)

    • DeTrop

      How did Emily get through? That has to be the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen on PR. A Carol Burnett/Mama dresses for a wedding. Ugh.

    • Logo Girl

      Did they seriously have captions to explain what “DIY” means?

      • semirose

        Lifetime thinks it audience is…3 year olds? Idk looks like the first printed usage of the phrase do it yourself was mid-19th century and using DIY dates back to the mid 50s so I can’t think of anyone in the audience who wouldn’t know the meaning.

        • MoHub

          And it’s actually the name of an entire home-improvement cable network.

      • jorinde

        they didn’t explain Nina’s “WTF” however. How very unfair.

    • Gatto Nero

      Week 1, and I’m already horrified by the judging. Sandhya’s dress was a train wreck. Is risk-taking everything? Because nothing else about that piece worked.
      And Mitchell and his junior shorts set should have gone back to Florida.
      Wow.

      • nosniveling

        yeppers, that was exactly my take on this ep as well. When they zoomed in on the threads hanging from the hem of the “winning” dress that was it for me.

        • Paula Carr

          It was intentionally “fringed.”

    • Sarah

      Huh. I have to say that while I don’t hate the winning look, I was not comfortable with Heidi saying you don’t have to be a good seamstress. Just as there have been dresstestants that were ONLY good seamstresses, and not designers, I think you need both. So, I could picture Sandhya’s dress styled with maybe sneakers and kind of scuffed up looking, but I’m not so much for forgiving that when you looked past her deconstructed shoulders and frayed edges, it was a bit wrinkly in the construction.

      • johnnyboyjohn

        Yes, yes, yes. Seriously, what would they send down the runway at fashion week if they didn’t have a good garment makers in the top three? People would not be able to take the whole concept seriously after that. She’s in need of a voice editor.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I’m kind of bummed that Nzinga didn’t make the cut. I’d totally have liked to see her interpret the challenges in modest wear. I think it would have given us some looks that stood out from the others.

      • Frank_821

        I so agree. I was hoping she would had made it. She made the mistake I feel of choosing the wrong combination of outfits. I just keep thinking how fabulous the outfit she wore to the initial audition and she was not 100% covered up

      • johnnyboyjohn

        Not sure they would have been able to accommodate her needing to pray 5 times a day. I think the producers were thinking “uh oh, no way”.

        • sisterb67

          But each daily prayer generally takes less than 10 minutes, so it
          shouldn’t have been a huge issue. I do think they missed an opportunity
          to see how she could stay true to her beliefs while meeting the
          requirements of the challenges. I spent a few years working at an
          Orthodox Jewish university and I remember many of the
          traditional/conservative women often lamented the lack of fashion
          forward clothing.

      • alyce1213

        I think there is definitely a place for a designer who makes modest clothing and, like you, I was really intrigued to see what someone very creative could do. I was disappointed. She was very cool, I liked the way she looked herself, but she showed drapey, old-ish dresses that you’d already find in modest dress stores in Brooklyn.

    • crash1212

      Mitchell is in? It’s show number one and the judges are already cracked out.

    • gitchygitchymama

      I love it – when heidi finally is covered up she looks like that lady from HR that nobody trusts.

    • EEKstl

      One show into the new season and I’m already contemplating not tuning in again. The crack smoking judging WTF-ery is legion. I know it’s a TV show and I know the best or most-deserving designers are rarely rewarded, but to have our noses rubbed in it this early to such a flagrant degree is just…insulting.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      i am just SO EXCITED to get back to you, bitter kittens and unborn fawns of the precious kind!! but i can’t watch the show tonite because i have a bunch of work to frame and i’m leaving for a week long plein aire paintout on sunday. hopefully i’ll watch it tomorrow. But, please tell me that tim is spanking heidi on her naked butt with a wooden hanger. i would so enjoy that…

      • kittentoes

        That’s how I read it. But I spent the afternoon babysitting a pervy friend who was more than a bit looped on post tonsillectomy pain meds.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Okay, so of course, I read a lot of comments here before the re-play, so I knew what was going on as far as the outcome. I’m not sure the win was quite that much of a crack-pipe thing. I vastly preferred Amanda and especially Char (though I was surprised that I liked Fade’s even better than Char’s), but the first runway is almost always going to be something of a clue, and I think they sent a signal that they’re not looking for ready-to-wear type stuff this season. They liked the weird silhouette and the very “fashion-y” look of Sandhya’s. Do I agree with the call? No. But I sort of get it, if I squint.

      My notes on the two pairs of shorts were, for Mitchell, “Horrendous” and for Jefferson, “At least better than Mitchell’s.” So, yeah. I don’t get the auf.

      I’m glad Angela’s sticking around. I get their criticisms, but if they’re worrying about her construction mistakes on the pants… well, given the win, that’s where I think the crack pipe came in. I thought her idea of doing the hip slits was kind of an interesting place to show skin, and I’ve definitely seen things that look sluttier. they were right than in combination with the top, it was too much. Then again, in the show, they often mix pieces that wouldn’t be worn together in real life ™, so….

      Anyway, the looks went by too quickly to really evaluate, and I haven’t checked them at Rate the Runway, but my quick impressions:
      Alexander: I hated the neckline. On the whole, I’m not a fan of high necks, anyway. They make me feel like I’m being strangled.

      Sean: Well-made, but boxy and unflattering, especially with the Aldo boots (I have a feeling this will be a recurring theme this year)

      Carrie: Cute, weird hip shape. Nothing really unusual.

      Samantha: Classy and safe.

      Kini: cute sundress, not especially original.

      Emily: Eh.

      Hernan: Pretty, but I literally remember nothing about this.

      Korina: Flowy pink pantsuit with a high neck. In other words, everything I hate in an outfit, so it was pretty good to get an “Eh” in my notes.

      Kristine: Pink and yellow halter thing. Another “eh.”

      Fade: I actually kind of loved this look a lot, and thought it should easily have been in the top.

    • emilaweb

      Did anyone watch road to the runway? I thought an interesting trend was all of the ‘less talented high drama’ contestants were not evaluated by Tim, and instead the other panel. Huh.

      • MoHub

        Yep. Noticed that as well. When I wasn’t distracted by Mondo’s hot-pink hair.

    • SewingSiren

      How did Amanda end up with the black jersey and two grey denims? She initially had the same insipid prints that the German guy had and a undesirable pale solid color. I can’t imagine anyone traded with her.

      • MoHub

        They were allowed to trade fabrics with one another. I’m guessing she got it from another designer.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      That first picture of Heidi and Tim makes me gag.

    • OffToSeeHim

      Could that promo photo with the hangers be ANY stupider? And what’s that look on Tim’s face supposed to be? If he was straight it might make some kind of sense, in a, “Look, I’m with a supermodel who’s naked except for hangers” kind of way, but … the whole thing just makes NO sense. Why is her dress made out of hangers?