Project Runway Open Thread

Posted on August 07, 2014

Darlings, tonight on Project Runway! THINGS happen!

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Like THIS LADY stopping by!

Who is she?

What does she want?

Is she dangerous?

 

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Later, FABRIC will be handled!

What product will tie into it?

What arbitrary rule or restriction will make it nearly impossible to do anything with it?

Who will wind up dying or bleaching or weaving or shredding it, in a last-minute, desperation-fueled attempt to make a bland design look more interesting than it actually is?

 

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Goofy-ass items of clothing will be worn!

Will this person fight with someone else?

Will he cry?

Will someone else cry?

We’re joking about that last question. It was rhetorical, of course.

 

 

 

“We do not want to live in your fashion future.”  Okay, that one’s gonna need a little work, Heidi.

 

Okay, here is your assignment, kittens. You all have to come up with a signature Project Runway cocktail, named after any person, event or design in the history of the show, with any ingredients you want. You’ve got some time to kill until the show starts, and plenty of time to fill before we put our recap up in the morning, so get cracking and vote on each other’s entries. The ones with the most responses will go into a finalists round which we’ll all vote on next week. Then the winner becomes the official T Lo cocktail for Project Runway viewing, an honor entire nations have gone into ruin attempting to procure.

Oh, and we’ll send you a signed copy of “Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me,” our hilarious (if we do say so) book.

Ready? GO.

 

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

      The Christopher Palu blood orange zinger. It’s just fucking red. Blood orange infused vodka and pomegranate juice. Garnish with a sugar rim.

      • kikkik

        Just fucking red! Lol

    • Stampy

      Mila Milano: Brandy & creme de cacoa (Color blocking)

    • vitaminC

      CLOWN FARTS
      One glass chilled Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka
      Dash of grenadine
      Dash of orange liqueur
      One shot of chocolate liqueur
      Serve with pompom swizzle stick and drink while wearing red nose and strangely structured pants

    • Sarah

      The White Belarusian?

    • http://www.momforless.com/ Crystal

      The camel toe – cranberry juice and champagne. Because with all the too-tight garments, someone is bound to get a UTI.

      Probably Heidi.

      • Sarah

        Cran & Champers is called a Poinsettia, but I like your interpretation better.

      • susann wurl

        bahahaha

      • ArmoPrincess

        Touché. I vote camel toe.

    • jilly_d

      The Exposed Ass Cheek – bourbon. Just….bourbon. because that’s what I take a shot of every time I see one on the show.

    • AlexisPayne

      The Unconventional Material Martini – Make like a regular Martini but it must be drunk out of anything but a real glass.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Excellent

    • Anna

      The Princess Puffysleeves:

      Vodka, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and lime juice shaken and poured over a tuft of cotton candy in a martini glass.

    • mcm

      The Barefoot Appalachian Li’l Abner Barbie. – moonshine and bubblegum flavored vodka (this exists!) and diet coke.

      • kikkik

        That sounds totally nasty!

        • MoHub

          As it should

      • write_light

        I can’t breathe I’m laughing so hard XD

    • Sarah

      Sustainicorn: Organic Nation Vodka, Hansen’s Natural Blue Sky Soda, and starry-eyed wonderment. With (eco-friendly) glitter.

      • Myra Amler

        That’s awesome!

      • Peeve

        You’re great at this!

        • Sarah

          Thank you! I’m an avid acohol abuser with plenty of time on my hands!

      • Stubenville

        Shade grown free range glitter?

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Is there any other kind?

        • Nelliebelle1197

          Is it wrong I have always pictured you as your avatar?

      • Don Hackett

        maybe with a shot of wheatgrass juice to make it hard to swallow.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Or perhaps some pureed sustainably grown and harvested kale

    • PastryGoddess

      Gasp! I love making up new cocktails.

    • Sarah

      The Southern Discomfort: Absolut Peppar, SoCo, and Bitters, because SOMEBODY drew a moustache on your BABY.

      • Imasewsure

        Ok you have my vote but I’m still going to just drink wine (and draw a moustache on my baby of course)

        • Sarah

          Haha. Actually that would be a totally gross drink, but the wordplay came out good. As for me, no matter who wins I’m totally going with low-quality domestic beer. Who’s the redneckiest contestant? Korto was from Little Rock, but she was not, um, country.

          • unpious

            Kayne was quite country, in the pageant vein anyway.

            • Sarah

              Yes he was, but he didn’t strike me as much of a party animal. I shall dub beer the drink of the “Fashion Farm” episode from season 7. “You will be creating a party ready look out of potato sacks!”

          • Xenophillia

            Has to be Jay McCarroll from season 1. Didn’t he greet Tim Gunn with a shotgun when he did the home visit?

            • Sarah

              Oh, you’re right – rural PA, I think.

      • Judih1

        LOVE IT. You get my vote.

      • Winter_White

        Oh, Sarah, I love you for reaching back to the Golden Days of PR. (Somewhere Kevin Johnn is reading your post and getting all nervous and twitchy-eyed! Elsewhere, Wendy is pacing in the street and muttering to herself…Starr is having PTSD flashbacks from watching Angela…Robert Plotkin is still thinking about how a woman is like a car…)

        • Sarah

          You’re welcome. I was thinking about it over night, and I would like to add

          The Toasty Jay: bourbon, lemon juice, honey, hot water, and a tea bag. Worn with a cozy sweater and earphones.

      • Alloy Jane

        LOL! Oh you…

      • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

        Yes, I was hoping someone would do a Wendy Pepper drink!

      • zazzy

        …served in one of those novelty glasses with a moustache imprint on the rim.

    • Kitten Mittons

      The Entirely Too Much Tootie Fruity

      A gallon jug of strawberry daiquiris, add an extra bottle of rum, and enough straws to share. Advil as needed the next morning.

    • StillGary

      Champaign and cranberry juice — garnish with a radish flower … Viola, the Austen Scarlett!

    • StillGary

      The Dutches: gin, bitters, and a liberal splash of Orngina — served in a black glass.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        That cocktail is insaaaaannnne!!!!! Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I still miss MK’s quips on PR.

    • Tlazolteotl

      The Gretchen: You may use any alcohol whose reputation far exceeds its actual quality. Add plenty of bitters. Serve in a 33 ounce glass for the 33 faces of Gretchen.

      • makeityourself

        Make sure to hand-cut chevrons in the ice cubes.

      • rh33

        Glass must be embellished with hand-sewn granny panties.

    • Myra Amler

      The Silk Chiffonis- 1 oz. Bailey’s, 1 oz Creme de Cocoa, 1 oz Vanilla Vodka. Shake over ice. Strain. Add a little whip cream and a cherry.

      • SouthernGirlRena

        I would definitely try that. :)

        • Myra Amler

          If I had the vanilla vodka, I would have mixed one up. Red wine instead!

      • Freynika

        I still think Silk Chiffonzies was the funnier name for them. Too bad they didn’t think of it for themselves.

      • GeoDiva

        That was the group I was thinking of basing a drink on. Have you seen that drink that has gin poured over cotton candy and it dissolves into the glass?

        • ArmoPrincess

          That could be the Anya. On the outside it looks pretty, but is top- hurlable

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’ve got a name: the Faede zu blotto-now help me with ingredients, fellow BK’s. Shall we start with schnapps?

      • Sarah

        Rumple Minze for sure.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Yes, definitely. It would be served in a Berliner Weisse style bowl, too, perhaps with tiny hiking staffs as stirrers.

      • katetastrophe

        There should be Goldschlager. Schnapps+Sparkles!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The sparkles with warm Heidi’s heart!

        • MilaXX

          How about Goldschalger & Sekt served in a shot glass? It could be called the Heidi because it would be short and shiny.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I like it-very appropriate!

          • MoHub

            And it would get you tight.

            • write_light

              Ding ding ding trifecta XD

    • SewingSiren

      Fashion Puta
      Boodles gin
      pickled beets

      serve chilled in a martini glass with a plastic mermaid hanging from the side.

      ** do not ask your second year Spanish student children what puta means.

      • Munchkn

        If puta is related to the Italian puttanesca or puttana, then I know what it means.

        • Sarah

          Yeah you do.

        • SewingSiren

          Si!

        • MoHub

          I think that word means what you think it means.

      • Call me Bee

        I’m sorry–I don’t speak Spanish, an all my Italian is from menus….so I had to look it up. I likee.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        My boyfriend actually made me a few cocktails with pickled beet juice (he’s a bachelor with an empty fridge) – actually very tasty when balanced well!

        • SewingSiren

          It is a real drink I;ve made many times. Personally I like the beets better than olives.

    • Sarah

      The Orgami Rose: Courvoisier Rose, lime juice, mint, and vermouth, in a pretentious glass.

    • CelandineM

      The Dubain Hooker: one part lemonade, two parts champagne, with a splash of white cranberry juice over ice; mint garnish optional. Finish the whole bottle of champagne and you won’t care where your underwear is or how much side boob people can see.

    • Peeve

      The Jimenez: A shot of Petron in a glass with lipstick on the rim and a splash of spit. (ewww-sorry!)

    • QHarp

      The Santino: combine equal parts vodka, gin, rum, tequila, bourbon, scotch, brandy, peppermint schnapps, orange juice, cranberry juice, tomato juice, coke, 7-up, and seltzer. Garnish with 6 cherries, 2 orange slices, lemon wedges, lime wedges, and olives. Serve to friends. When they spit it out, tell them it’s not your fault they don’t understand your vision.

      • Emily Smith

        Oh this one made me laugh, this is good. It’s only missing multiple cocktail umbrellas and swords.

        • Call me Bee

          Served with a feather.

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        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I can actually hear Santino Rice saying that, too. I still remember his and Nina’s epic showdown over his disastrous lingerie collection, and Nina saying “It’s not aesthetically pleasing”

          • CelandineM

            “It’s Not Aesthetically Pleasing” would be the subtitle of The Santino.

            • unpious

              Also what you can mumble into the bathroom floor after you’ve auf’ed The Santino.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              We should also have a cocktail named “Ninacaps” to honor all of Tom and Lorenzo’s wonderful Ninacaps posts.

            • Kitten Mittons

              I submitted one!

            • Karen North

              The “Don’t Bore Nina” Champagne, Puerto Rican rum, and salt on one half and sugar on the other half of the rim.

          • Don Hackett

            doesn’t it seem like nina has gotten totally blunt since then? now she just shouts out “it’s UGLY! get the picture…”

            posted by sleah in norcal.. i accidentally killed my laptop and now i have to use the hub’s and disqus doesn’t know me. it’s coming home next week $700+ later.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Nina seems to be really burned out on bad design, and poorly executed clothes.

        • QHarp

          D’oh! Of course!

      • R.A.

        This is perfection. I have been giggling over it for HOURS.

    • katetastrophe

      The One Way Monkey–Stoli Vodka and Cream de Banana served with a Swarovski swizzle stick.

      • Call me Bee

        I would totally drink that. And keep the stick.

        • katetastrophe

          Yep. Me, too!

      • Bean Bunny

        Love this.

      • Elizabetta1022

        The “One Way Monkey” is the name of my cocktail, too, with different ingredients. Love you swizzle stick idea. Sorry, should have scrolled down farther…and also, it really is perfect name for a cocktail!

        • katetastrophe

          It really is the best name. Thanks Dmitry!

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

        Fucksticks – I was going with slightly different ingredients!

        Belaya Rus vodka, coconut cream and condensed milk shaken over ice, with a creme de banane float.

        • katetastrophe

          Sounds like a delicious, drunken dessert. I’ll have one, please.

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

            Well, creme de banane is pretty gross, but knock yourself out!

            Although this is based on a batida de coco, which is really delicious, so maybe the creme de banane wouldn’t ruin it?

            • katetastrophe

              I’d be willing to give it a go. All in the name of science, of course. If we don’t experiment how do we ever learn?

    • MilaXX

      Good lord these folks can barely design for now, and the show is tasking them with designing for the future (but not really)? This can only end badly.

    • StillGary

      La Nina: Iced coffee Aguedente and a dash of caramel — served with a pate made from Joanna Cole’s gizzards.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Avant Garde
      2 parts Gin to 1 part Ginger Beer. Shake the Gin with a ton of fresh mint and some lemon juice. Garnish with a swizzle stick in the shape of a penis

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

      The Tim and Andre- bourbon and ginger beer. Serve with a Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuit.

      • Sarah

        I don’t know why the biscuit, but I love it.

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

          A nod to the time Andre really embarrassed Tim on their date to Red Lobster.

          • Sarah

            Hehe now I recall. Random biscuits = comedy gold.

        • CelandineM

          Because Tim and Andre were going to the Red Lobster for dinner!

          • DuBey2

            Oh my.

          • R.A.

            I TOTALLY forgot about that. I just went back and youtubed it and now I am filled with so much joy. Bless Tim Gunn. He is such a lovely man and he has a wonderful sense of humour.

      • Jacob Bowen

        You stole my drink! The biscuit is the BEST part!

      • Tiki

        Love. You could also call it the “What Happened to Andrae?

      • StillGary

        Awww’ Good times! You got my vote — BTW, wher IS Andre?

      • MoHub

        Andrae, which makes it even more whatever.

      • Karen North

        I’m looking forward to the “Red Lobster” challenge when they bring Santino and Andre back as quest judges.

    • Imasewsure

      I have some names but no drinks attached: Uncle Nick’s Barbie, The Where’s Andre (sp?), Tim’s Dilemna (aka Frankly I’m Concerned), and of course, the Tacky Tacky Tacky…

      My personal choice though is the “Drinking the Kool Aid” inspired by the head-scratching popularity and success of Christopher Palu…. There’s no Kool Aid or anything… it’s just a glass of cheap white wine in a plastic Dixie cup with a random slit cut in the side of the cup. Before each sip, you act like it’s the second coming of Valentino and praise it to death…

      I still don’t get that guy’s career….

      • BrooklynBomber

        The Where’s Andre:

        Place 3 cubes of ice in a glass
        Weep into glass
        Stir

        • Margaret Nikoleit

          Priceless!

        • Imasewsure

          OOH yes that is definitely the Where’s Andre! :)

      • MoHub

        Since you asked, it’s Andrae.

    • Sarah

      The Blenley: Grey Goose and Prosecco with some peach nectar. ‘Cuz she’s privileged, y’all.

    • Tlazolteotl

      The Laura Bennett
      Find a woman who looks like Lauren Bacall. Dress her in a Laura Bennett. Garnish with plenty of diamonds, and either a perfect martini or champagne, as she prefers.

    • Imasewsure

      Another name inspired by so many… the Side Boob and maybe the Exposed Zipper… no idea about the contents but I like the names

      • Imasewsure

        I’m replying to myself… The Side Boob…it’s just a Side Car with a better name (so it’s also delicious): Cognac, Orange Liqueur, Triple Sec and Lemon Juice! It’s what’s for dinner!! :)

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

          Or it could be a rebooted Slippery Nipple?

    • Paula Pertile

      The Mondo: Just mix together whatever alcohol you have (the more different kinds, the better!), and drink it from a decent glass.

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

      Kenley Collins: same as a Tom Collins, served in a polka dot glass.

      • DuBey2

        I would drink it and I would love to wear me some Kenley (aka vintage) clothes

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        Quality shade, lady; well done.

      • Gatto Nero

        Garnished with a peter pan collar.

    • katetastrophe

      Salty Swatch–Just like a regular Salty Dog, vodka and grapefruit juice, but the glass isn’t rimmed with just regular salt, but with the salt from evaporated tears of insecure and anxious contestants.

    • Filmjen

      The Peach: rye, fresh peach, simple syrup and a splash of absynth.

      • Mama robin

        The Good China: champagne with peach slice garnish served with a peach flambé

    • PastryGoddess

      The Mexipixie: Red pepper infused Tequila with a hit of ginger liqueur and lemon juice. Take a shot every time someone uses the word unique

    • alula_auburn

      The Auf Wiedersehen. . .I’m guessing it contains bitters? Actually, for classic, you get bitters, maybe Orange Curacao for a bad Michael Kors tan, lemon juice for a Nina grimace, champagne for Heidi and a dash of simple syrup for whatever dumb idea brought you there. Served with a garnish of disdain.

      (I actually am kind of cocktail illiterate.)
      (Also, I am embarassingly into Hollywood Game Night. Of COURSE Chris Colfer immediately recognizes a mash up of Elizabeth Taylor Lautner!)

    • Peeve

      The ‘Make It Work': I don’t care what you put in the glass, but it can’t bore Nina!

    • katetastrophe

      Make It Work–Rummage through liquor cabinet/fridge, pour dregs of bottles into most fashion forward glassware, drink.

    • Emily Smith

      The make it work: a glass of any straight liquor because holy shit this is a hot mess. Or, same thing in a flask because you know Tim has one hidden in that suit somewhere.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Winter Short: Hot buttered Rum. It’ll help your legs stay warm since Gretchen convinced you that shorts were a “Thing” in the winter. You have permission to have more than one

    • unpious

      The Cut and Cry: Whiskey, lemon, hot sauce, and a salt rim. Deal with it.

    • alula_auburn

      The Gretchen–a glass with ice, no alcohol, and a lot of desperate explanations why.

    • PastryGoddess

      Taste Issues: Gin, lemon juice, lime juice. Top with club soda and garnish with an olive

    • krelnick

      The Insane Crotch: vodka, cranberry juice, and Tang. With a cherry.

      • Sarah

        BRILLIANT!

      • ceceliadid

        Best ever.

    • Lulu

      The Short Tight and Shiny (regionally known as the Auf in Manhattan): 2 parts peppermint schnapps to one part Gluhwein, add a splash of Goldschlager. Serve poured in shotglasses dropped in a glass of icy Pils.

    • unpious

      The Corn Husk Dress: White Lightning, grenadine (for the Scarlett), twist of lemon.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Signature cocktail. Hmm. Seems that it needs to be a Santino, and, given “rice,” based around sake, but I don’t know what mixes with sake. Maybe there’s some lobster involved, like… it soaks up the sake. Or something. :D

      Or maybe the Siriano — served in nothing bigger than a shot glass, but containing enough sugar to keep you hopping for the rest of the night.

      Okay. Looks like they’re going to the dark and misty days of the ’90s. I’m sorry, but there is a solid rule in my brain that any time that occurred after my college graduation is not “historical.” I don’t care if I’m in my nineties, this will still be true.

      • Munchkn

        I thought the same thing about the Santino and sake. I guess I just don’t drink enough!

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

      The Angela: Collect tears in a shot glass. Top off with vodka.

      • StillGary

        Garnished with a … What the hell was that homespun flower-thing called?

        • StillGary

          Whoa! Wrong Angela! Damn, this show has been on forever!

        • Munchkn

          A fleurchon?

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            A fleurchon it is.

        • annla

          fleurachon?

    • mayanempire

      The “Celebrity Guest”: Collect leftover alcohol from various weddings. Serve at random.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Fleuron: A Cosmo garnished with origami roses. A basic cocktail for basic bitches

    • unpious

      The Lighten Up It’s Just Fashion: Champagne, Grand Marnier, cucumber vodka, and as much damn bar fruit as you want.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Old Queen: Whiskey and Ginger liqueur. Top off with club soda. Garnish with glitter

    • Sarah

      The Uli: German beer with lemonade for tropical fun, garnished by a tiny umbrella with braided trim.

      • DuBey2

        served in a paper cup with a busy but beautiful print on it. A TALL paper cup, like a maxi-dress size cup.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      The Thunder Down Under: Beer with lime juice, served in a pre-cracked glass that will shatter when you tip it back.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Student Work: Grenadine, Triple Sec, and sprite. Garnish with animal crackers

    • Tiki

      The “What are you doing with those animal wooly balls?” BK’s cocktail of choice garnished with a ball of your favorite melon rolled in honey then rolled in neon food coloring dyed coconut.

    • Emily Smith

      The I have to be able to sew for this competition?! It’s a glass of water.

      • Bean Bunny

        YES

    • Call me Bee

      The Chris March: Vodka, Grenadine and champagne–to make it very pink, served with a string of safety pins.

      • Peeve

        With a hairy glass?

    • PinkyK

      The Sour Puss

      A gallon pitcher (or empty jug)
      Fifth of your favorite Gin
      A 2 liter of a citrus soda (Wink, Squirt, just anything tart)
      A small frozen concentrate Limeade
      A small frozen concentrate Lemonade

      Mix together in the gallon pitcher or jug and enjoy over ice! Sorry, I only know how to make it by the gallon.

    • eriklee

      The Anthony Ryan: mix 2 cups of dishwater with some chamomile tea dregs. Garnish with talcum powder and serve in an old novelty mug.

      • Call me Bee

        And one ping-pong ball floating on top….

        • CelandineM

          OOOOOH SNAP

    • In_Stitches

      The team challenge: T and Lo separately write down 3 separate ingredients. Mix all 6 together in a shaker.

      • rh33

        Serve and then blame each other that the ingredients aren’t cohesive. “Who is this cocktail?”

    • Althea Loschky

      Black and orange (aka “The Duchess”): A blend of a dark stout and pale ale with a splash of orange bitters.

    • Peeve

      The ‘Anya': Spend 4 minutes learning how to be a bartender. Pour passion fruit puree and rum in a fabulously elegant glass and call it a day!

      • StillGary

        And continue to use the same recipe over and over again as you reap praise for your brilliant innovation!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        After all, actually taking the time to learn how to do anything properly is just sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard!

      • VickVick

        I was also going to go with an “Anya.” Grab vodka, tonic, cranberry juice, and lime. Drop the lime. Spill the vodka all over the bar. Pout until someone brings you an actual drink.

    • Sanglots longs

      The Plush Puppy: a caipirinha, enhanced with puree of peach and Cointreau.

      The Thank You Mood: Hendrick’s gin, Saint Germain, lavender bitters, and garnished with candied violets.

      • Munchkn

        I think it’s the Good China. At least that’s what Peach called it.

        • Sanglots longs

          Vous avez raison! I realized that late last night while brushing my teeth, and was coming in to correct it this morning.

    • katetastrophe

      The Doesn’t Know How Immunity Works:
      W(h)ine. Lots and lots of w(h)ine.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Stella: Bourbon, port, blood orange juice, and bitters. Serve in a glass wrapped in leatha’

      • Winter_White

        [snarly shrug] Or don’t, I don’t ca-ah. Keep on walkin’.

    • SoAnnaPropriate

      The Unconventional Material Cocktail: Malt vinegar, one lime, a box of Q-tips, and a garlic press. It must be alcoholic, and you have to make your own vessel to put it in. You have 24 hours. Go!

    • unpious

      The Disco Pumpkin Mother of the Bride: Gin, light rum, dark rum, vodka, orange juice, goldschlager, bitters, splash of soda. Sniff some coke before you drink for the full effect.

    • Stubenville

      The Anya gold-digger – Goldschlager and ginger ale garnished with an oversized earring.

    • Stubenville

      The so-so Sosa – Campari and bitters

    • Trickytrisha

      The Nina Garcia: champagne glass full of cracked ice. Pour in one jigger of absinthe. Add three dashes each of lemon bitters and grapefruit bitters. Add champagne to fill glass.Stir lightly with an oh-so-elegant swizzle stick. Take one sip. Pour it out in a potted plant.

    • dash1211

      The Jeffrey Sebelia: Mix whatever you like, insult the bar patrons, and tattoo the recipe on your neck.

      • StillGary

        No tears of Angela’s mother?

    • CelandineM

      The Flaming Orange Pumpkin:
      one part Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice liqueur
      one part apple schnapps
      mix with a cinnamon stick in a shot glass
      layer Bacardi 151 rum on top
      carefully light the rum
      Drink quickly with a cocktail straw from the bottom of the glass while wearing an all black outfit

    • PastryGoddess

      The Sweet P: A scoop of watermelon sorbet, top with Whipped cream flavored Vodka, garnish a red and white striped straw and all the fruit you can fit in the glass

    • Stubenville

      The Duchess – Triple Sec, Pucker peach liqueur, orange juice. Served by an insane Mother of the Bride in a disco glass,

    • FibonacciSequins

      The Gretchen Jones: Mix 3 ounces of absinthe with a splash of club soda. Add the juice of 1/4 lemon. Pour over an acid-laced sugar cube. Garnish with a wedge of peyote cactus.

      Guaranteed to make your friends agree with whatever you say!

    • Stubenville

      The Make it Work – vodka and wherever fruit and soda you have in the fridge

    • PastryGoddess

      The Casanova: Pomegranate Juice, Pink Grapefruit juice, Cranberry juice, Cointreau, Champagne, and bitters. Garnish with crushed glass

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      3 seconds in I’m already over Hernan

    • TDSE

      OMG somebody shut up Fetch.

    • Peeve

      The ‘Swatch': A White Russian (unstirred) garnished with a cocktail weenie!

    • marlie

      2 minutes in and Angela is in tears.

    • PastryGoddess

      Jeebus Angela, get the fuck over your self

    • TDSE

      Nina’s telling nobody her age hahaha

    • alula_auburn

      ahahaha, Tim is timeless. Posen was a toddler!

      • FibonacciSequins

        He’s younger than I realized.

        • alula_auburn

          He’s one year older than me! I don’t know how I feel about that.

          • Angela_the_Librarian

            I’m the same age as Posen. I definitely thought he was much younger!

      • artjournallife

        Posen looks 12, so any picture of him from the 20th century is a surprise to me.

    • Stubenville

      So – loser edit for Angela?

    • QHarp

      I can not stop staring at editor-lady’s sparkly eye makeup.

    • myristica_fragrans

      man, i miss old marie claire. i’ve held onto all of my back issues.

    • Stubenville

      Make a pretty dress. Groundbreaking.

      • Cheryl

        Make a dress for a robot. From the future.

        • Stubenville

          Spoiler – Shade wins (just guessing)

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          A Southern robot.

    • Theresa Q

      Show some creativity beeyotches. Oh, wait.

      • Stubenville

        What show are you watching? Bwahaha!

    • Stubenville

      No HP touchpads this season, huh?

      • FibonacciSequins

        I noticed that too.

      • StillGary

        uh, Red Robin don’t make those… there are no tech prizes either. winners can buy their own lol

    • Kitten Mittons

      The NINACAPS-UCCINO Cocktail

      Equal parts espresso brandy, vodka, light cream, and disdain. Garnish liberally with cinnamon, sugar, and side-eye.

    • PastryGoddess

      What is with the special effects???? Why is this happening? This is not a Saturday morning cartoon

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      So, is matching your lipstick to your earrings a thing, now?

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I’ll have to give the recipe some thought…. later.

      Just got in from a late day at the office and a busy week there, too.

      I am finding the dresstestants are being too insufferable in the intro today. I don’t see good design coming out of Future 2034…..

      • Stubenville

        Where is Mila when you need her?

        • NDC_IPCentral

          You know who’d be a hoot for this challenge — I can’t remember her name offhand, but the gal who spit-marked her designs. She made that one-seam turquoise dress. She was wacky enough to have, most likely, an interesting approach to fashion two decades from now.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Elisa!

          • artjournallife

            I think there ought to be a cocktail in the spit-mark vein, but I can’t think of one.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      No better way to translate global warming into fashion than a Metroids costume there, Mitch.

    • alula_auburn

      I for real thought Amanda was going to say she has an advantage because she’s the only one who’s been to the future.

      • QHarp

        Jinx!

      • alyce1213

        Literally.

    • FibonacciSequins

      So smug.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I love your name. And Edith Head.

        • FibonacciSequins

          Thank you! It’s from Power Puff Girls.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Yes, Amanda. We know you’ve been there before.

      *edited because Amanda is the insufferable one. Angela is the crying one.

      • Stubenville

        (And that you lost before.)

      • TDSE

        I often wonder if she is being prompted by the producers i.e. “Do you feel you have an advantage at Mood over the others? Do you have a leg up because you’ve already been on the runway?” I mean how else is she supposed to answer those questions? That doesn’t mean she isn’t pompous, but I really don’t blame her for saying that shit in the confessionals, because I wonder how much is her.

      • marlie

        Amanda, but that’s exactly what I said out loud to my TV.

    • PastryGoddess

      STFU Amanda you are getting on my second to last nerve

    • QHarp

      ‘I do feel like I have an advantage, becasue not only have I been to Mood before, I’ve been TO THE FUTURE.’

      • Stubenville

        It must be hard to walk around Mood with your head up your ass.

    • Stubenville

      I predict lots of shiny fabrics, a la Space 1999…

    • Peeve

      Jesus, shut UP about being at Mood before, what’s-your-face!

    • Theresa Q

      I would like something in the realm of….. Hunger Games. Bring it!!!

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Only if they set it ON FIRE! :D

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I just realized that Alexander reminds me of Doug from that 90s Nickelodeon cartoon, except more depressed looking.

      • FibonacciSequins

        That’s who he looks like!

    • EveEve

      So…none of the designers has a f’ing clue what this challenge is supposed to be about. And neither do I.

      • PastryGoddess

        Surprised
        Are
        You

        • EveEve

          Ewok hoodie that can pull apart and transform into a purse. Yeah, uh huh, that is futuristic for sure..

    • PastryGoddess

      I must say..I like crazy eyes…just for the crazy eyes. Not sure he has any other redeeming features

    • Cheryl

      In 20 years when I’m 85, I do not want to wear skinny jeans or tight-fitting jumpsuits. The future is BAGGY, baby!

      • housefulofboys

        Laughed out loud! (not lol, but really!)

      • FibonacciSequins

        You’re right, but most of these designers are too young to think of that.

      • Shibori Girl

        The older I get, the more mystery I want, no short, tight and shiny….by the time I am 85, I will probably be in a burka!

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      I wonder if anyone will go with some theme other than dystopia. It’s a real cliche by now.

      • QHarp

        Please, please, someone go with ‘civilian clothes from Start Trek: The Next Generation.’

        • joything

          Some of those ST:TNG shows, the clothes were why I was watching.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        That would require some actual imagination.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Maytag guy is pretty hot

      • Peeve

        I need a dishwasher, too. Might as well be a cute one!

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        He used to be on a Syfy show called Eureka (it was a fun show but I never got in to it)

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Colin Ferguson.

          • PastryGoddess

            Yes, that’s him. I watched Eureka for a while. Mostly for his face

      • alyce1213

        John Hamm type

    • Jacob Bowen

      The Suede- one part blueberry flavored vodka, one part dirty water, served in a glass covered with a denim koozie. The drinker must refer to themselves in the third person.

      • FibonacciSequins

        This is one of my favorites so far.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Love it

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Love it — some of the designers are seriously trying to do speculative fiction about the future (harder and more likely to go costume-y, but actually what the challenge is), and others are clearly saying, “Screw it, I’m doing what I feel like.”

      Of course, I have a sense that not many of them are particularly well-trained futurists.

      My own thought: Room for wearable technology. (Why isn’t Diana Eng on the panel???) A hat that you can use to slide your google glass in when you’re actually interacting with people.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Diana Eng would excel here.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      As much as I dislike Carrie, I bet she would have done well this challenge, as inspired as she is by anime and what not.

    • Abigail Chang

      The Good China: your best bourbon in a tea cup.

      • Munchkn

        Yum! I tend to like my liquor nice and simple.

    • Stubenville

      Emily – the most annoying laugh In The History of Project Runway.

    • TDSE

      DAMN Emily is 40.

    • alula_auburn

      Are the camera angles more annoying and jarring than usual, or am I coming down with something?

      • Stubenville

        They certainly seem choppier than usual to me.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Choppy and jumpy.

    • Stubenville

      Given the state of the environment, a bio-hazard suit would be a practical choice.

      • EveEve

        Something with a built in smog/anti-ebola mask.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Do any of them realize that 20 years is just not that far into the future? It’s five election cycles. I still wear clothes I had in 1994. My hair is the same. My shoes are the same. My face has taken some hits, but that’s not exactly a historical cycle.

      • TDSE

        Yeah but think about how the state of fashion has changed in 20 years, and how often.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          That’s true. My clothes from the nineties that I still wear are a straight black skirt and couple of tee shirts, and the shoes are ballet flats.

          Then again, I haven’t really noticed much distinctive in the last 20 years, even when I check here. Other than the wide-legged pants that I wish would go away. Or have they gone away and just keep coming back, like zombies? Nothing distinctive like New Look or horrendous seventies disco gear. I couldn’t peg “90s” as a style if you had a gun at my head.

          • TDSE

            IDK, just look at the state of mens fashion. I’d argue it’s A LOT more body conscious and fitted, and more open to less stereotypically “masculine” styles.

      • alyce1213

        I agree, but any farther back assumes some knowledge of fashion “history” which is a big assumption.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        I think it bothers me more that everyone goes with the same bleak future theme when we’ll all be dressing in Blade Runner clothes. Who knows what the future may hold, maybe there will be a Victorian wear renaissance or maybe the Jetsons will come true. They should really have more fun with it!

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I vote Jetsons!

        • Cheryl

          I vote for Queen Victoria. We’ll all be wearing black in permanent mourning.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Oh, Mitchell.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      The Sponsorship Special(tm):

      Begin with 1 quart Popov vodka (in original plastic bottle)

      Pour remaining ingredients into Popov container:
      1/2 cup Campbell’s Heart Healthy Tomato Soup(tm)
      3 tsps Unicorn Rainbow flavored Yoplait Frozen Yogurt(tm)
      2 packages Pop Rocks from Dylan’s Candy Bar(tm) (if still somehow in business)
      1 squirt (Piper) Lime Juice

      Add 1/4 cup Garnier Fructis(tm) for texture (allow to settle to bottom to avoid ill effects)

      Half-slice 1 fierce Reece’s peanut butter cup(tm) and attach to bottle rim
      Serve with Twizzler(tm) bodice straw

      Best served in an innovative new Lexus GS(tm) luxury sedan on the way to Jay Z’s 40/40 Club(tm)

      • Stubenville

        You forgot the Yoplait® ,

        Nevermind.

        • Inspector_Gidget

          It’s there! In new Unicorn Rainbow flavor!

        • marlie

          Why’d you have to go and bring that up?

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          God damn it! I had successfully blocked those effing cows from my brain! Now you brought them back!

        • Peeve

          Damn cows…

          • artjournallife

            Damn cows? Damn “I want to meet the cow that made this…” that was stuck in my head for days after you all reminded me of it with the first episode this season.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      You go, Sandhya. That’s the way to be.

    • Peeve

      The “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends”: Just drink!

      • alula_auburn

        Served by having it flung in your face?

        • Peeve

          Perfect!

    • JenniferA

      The Titscrepancy – it’s made with milk and lemon vodka, and it is lumpy.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Friendship is Magic: Bitters and vermouth served over cracked ice

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      I really want Angela to knock it out of the park. I’m hoping that’s one of the producer’s stories that the want to tell this season: That Angela gets her groove back after a rough first few challenges.

      • MilaXX

        Either that or send her home and put her out of her misery.

      • GTrain

        Me too. I loved the stuff she showed at auditions

    • Jacob Bowen

      Mitchell is doing a wetsuit with trim…great idea Mr. Florida.

      • Munchkn

        It looks a bit like a Union suit with a drop seat in the back.

        Amanda’s is like those see-through blouses we wore on the early 70s.

    • alula_auburn

      aw, Clueless love.

    • FibonacciSequins

      “Make it really sophisticated!”

      “Hmm…” (crickets)

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      That coat looks promising and I love the call out to Clueless!

    • kerryev

      Where the Hell is My (Lemon) Chiffon: Limoncello, Stoli Vanil, egg white.

      • Jacob Bowen

        I say, “Where the hell is my chiffon?” whenever I can’t find something…LOVE!

        • kerryev

          That’s adorable. He was fun to watch.

          I suppose I should have added ‘garnish with a twist that seems completely reasonable to you but, on camera, is so overdramatic that viewers will wonder if you’re about to combust right then and there.’

        • PinkyK

          Me too!

    • Chinotto

      Drunk: “That Scotch Is Insane!” Dewars with whipped cream. ;)

    • TDSE

      Eh anything that’s non-feminine really doesn’t work for Tim, so when he encounters something outside of his wheelhouse it needs to be taken with a grain of salt

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      The Auf Wiedersehen: antifreeze shots slammed immediately after results have been announced.

      • Don Hackett

        with a hemlock float

        by sleah in norcal

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      See, I like Sandhya’s pairing of the pink and the gold. Looks like something a psychic type Pokemon gym leader would wear or something. Maybe a little costume-y but I bet she’ll reel it in.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      You know, Sandhya could have a really nice edge, because I can definitely see Bollywood making a splash in America in the next 20 years, so the aesthetic she likes and the colors she likes really could be fairly major in that time period. The pink trimmed with gold that she’s got really could go somewhere. But then she throws in safety pins and industrial waste.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        Yeah, Mitchell (is that Florida’s name?) is right — too many designers got stuck on the word “grunge”

        • Jacob Bowen

          THE Florida! And he is totally right.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      The problem with this assignment is that fashion seems to be inspired by 20 years in the past, not 40 years ago. So if the designers are designing 20 years into the future, they should reference something from 2014

    • Stubenville

      So… Heidi will be 61 in 20 years and will probably look like Joan Rivers or Jocelyn Wildenstein…

      • MilaXX

        I’m willing to give Heidi a break here. She may dress wackadoo, but she’s not really into plastic surgery and fillers. She’ll be the old lady who from the back still has great legs, but when she turns around, you realize she’s a bit too old for the mini dress she’s wearing.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          But she won’t care a whit!

        • FibonacciSequins

          I saw photos of Heidi at the beach recently. If I had her body I’d probably be walking around naked so I can’t get on her too much for dressing in a revealing way. Her face looks more natural than a lot of women her age, too.

        • Theresa Q

          Ala, Tina Turner or Raquel Welch?

    • guest2visits

      What’s worse, Mitchells T top or Amanda’s not so foxy cutaway-top-with-attached-choker…?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Wait. Is Amanda the one who has a brother in some fairly famous band?

      • GTrain

        yes Maroon 5 but I couldn’t pick him out of a lineup

        • Cheryl

          The Un-Adam. (James Valentine, shaggy blond hair.)

          • Don Hackett

            just like his sister

      • Chinotto

        Yes; I think it’s Maroon 5

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          That’s what I was thinking, but I didn’t want to embarrass myself. (I do it with alarming regularity without trying, so I try to avoid when I actually can.)

      • Gatto Nero

        Yes. They played sweet tunes in the basement in 1994 while she wore her hideous quilt dress — that she MADE.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Amanda, Heidi wore that last week. God, do something original.

    • alula_auburn

      Amanda is trying to build a more efficient bra?

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      uniboob… lol

    • alula_auburn

      Well, the first step is acknowledging you have a uniboob. . .

    • GTrain

      oh no! not a woman with breasts!

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      The Cow That Made This: rum, kahlua, creme de cacao, cream of coconut and milk; blended with ice to a thick consistency and eaten from a Yoplait cup.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        you win I’m done round of applause!

      • Cheryl

        Blech. (But you got my vote.)

    • Stubenville

      Why does Shandrya’s dress have seat belts?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        In the future, you’ve got to be ready to take a wild ride on fashion street

    • GTrain

      Sammantha…don’t remember that one

    • PastryGoddess

      What the hell is Sandhya making

      • FibonacciSequins

        What material is that silver stripe?

    • Chinotto

      Drink: The Amish Waitress: brandy with milk, cinnamon, nutmeg

    • Stubenville

      Hernan – slutty, slutty, slutty! Heidi will love it.

      • Don Hackett

        the slutty, slutty, slutty. a fifth of silver patron served in a plastic crystal geyser bottle. my daughter’s favorite drink.

        posted by sleah in norcal

    • PastryGoddess

      Delicate Touch= stained with tears

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Gads, fix what you have; don’t start over.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I feel the opposite. With strips of puckering leather, he could easily spend the rest of his available challenge time re-pinning and still not get them to lay smoothly.

        • martha

          could he cut a deep vee and eliminate the puckering?

          • FibonacciSequins

            I was wondering that too. I think he still wouldn’t really know if it fit the model until the last minute.

          • sundaynightaddict

            I was thinking cut it down the middle and make it a sleeveless jacket, because it looked really cute before he sewed it up.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I think if it were something we hadn’t seen before — or if they had more time — I’d go for it, but if we’re talking about not just reworking the garment but going back and redesigning? I’d rather see him commit at least to the design, even if he had to re-fabricate it.

    • eric

      The Posen: Soda water gone flat.

    • GTrain

      The online vote said Hernan at 76%, not Angela

      • BuffaloBarbara

        But that wouldn’t reflect the storyline, so you never saw that.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      The Anya: just open a beer – no skill needed.

      • Don Hackett

        get someone to open it for you, are you kidding?
        posted by sleah in norcal

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Hawaiian guy is beginning to annoy me. He seems to be kind of stealthily catty.

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

        It’s being edited that way, for sure.

    • alula_auburn

      I feel like a bad person because every time that “If I Stay” trailer comes on I want to hiss and boo. I don’t even know why it grates on me so much!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Me, too!

        • alula_auburn

          If you also think John Green is a tad overrated you may be my soulmate.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            You may have more soulmates than you think.

            • alula_auburn

              evidently! I need more bitter kittens in my life.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Let’s run away together!

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              Can we make this a threesome?

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Of course! BuffaloBarbara can come, too.

    • Chinotto

      Drink: The Uniboob: Jell-O shot with a cherry on top

      • Don Hackett

        remember the guy we called uniball? was it anthony something? for him it would be with a lychee fruit on top. didn’t he have a southern accent? how about a double shot of jack daniels honey whiskey with a lychee fruit float.
        posted by sleah in norcal

        • Munchkn

          Anthony Ryan. He’d had testicular cancer. Good for him for being a survivor!

    • p_capet

      The Austin Scarlett Moment: gin, dry vermouth, absinthe, creme de violette…

      • FibonacciSequins

        I was trying to think of a bourbon-based drink for Austin, to salute his cornshuck dress.

        • Stubenville

          Dear God, please do not incorporate creamed corn.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            I just threw up a little in my mouth. Creamed corn has that effect.

            • Munchkn

              Genuine creamed corn, Carolina style, is delicious. It never comes from a can, but straight from the cob. It’s just corn cut off the cob. the cob scraped to get the milk, maybe a little water, butter and a bit of salt and pepper. It does not have anything to do with milk or cream.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Is it okay if I just take your word for it?

            • Munchkn

              Definitely OK. I didn’t even know that my mom’s corn cut off the cob was creamed corn until I heard Vivian Howard and some farmer talking about it on her show “A Chef’s Life”. I unfortunately don’t know exactly how to make it. How long do you cook it? How much water, if any do you put in it? How much butter and salt? Canned creamed corn is vile and disgusting though.

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

              I have a shameful weakness for canned creamed corn, but yours sounds MUCH better!

          • FibonacciSequins

            Oh no-the corn nod goes to the bourbon. Austin Scarlett must have a beautiful cocktail. No creamed corn allowed.

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          I was thinking of something with corn-based moonshine, inspired by his corn husk dress.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Great minds!

        • pattie capet

          Oh, right. That dress deserved a corn-based tribute. But I was trying to think of something where, you’re not at all sure how it would taste, but it sure looks pretty!

    • PastryGoddess

      The Cry Me A River: An extra extra extra extra dirty GIN Martini

    • Stubenville

      Apparently the future is going to be butt ugly.

      • FibonacciSequins

        My body is not ready.

      • Theresa Q

        Or boob ugly.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I’m not surprised.

    • PastryGoddess

      The Accessory Wall: A Vodka Tonic with ALL OF THE THINGS as a garnish

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Makeup Daddy is back!

      • alula_auburn

        “Pop that smoke” never sounded so filthy!

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Or so fun!

    • Stubenville

      Ooh! Mustache makeup guy!

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        Scott Patric. I don’t have words for him.

    • Cheryl

      The Mary Kay: Strawberry milkshake with keys to a pink Cadillac on the side. (But drink up, you can only have this for a year.)

      • Stubenville

        Wait – they take the cars back?

        • Cheryl

          Yes, I think only the highest sellers of the year can have them. I guess I should add a garnish of bitter tears.

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

          Yes they do.

        • PastryGoddess

          Oh yes, it’s just a lease

    • Stubenville

      Angela – future stewardess look

      • Jacob Bowen

        What my friend just said!

      • BuffaloBarbara

        And yet, a perfectly plausible stewardess look.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      So far, Angela’s is the only one that looks like it might be worn in 20 years by a regular person (eg, the challenge.)

    • alula_auburn

      I feel like this whole challenge is some kind of terrible, ominous warning. Repent!

    • Theresa Q

      Honestly, where are the prints?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        There are no prints in the future.

        • Jacob Bowen

          ONLY BLACK!

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            With shades of drab. And, it would seem, pink.

            • Gatto Nero

              With pointless gold tubing.

    • Bean Bunny

      I am so not a drink person. All I can think of is a mud slide garnished with a flower in honor of Ken’s hissy fit while wearing a mud mask and ironing his daisy dukes.

      • FibonacciSequins

        That’s not bad!

    • alula_auburn

      I still don’t know who Amanda de Cadenet is.

      • FibonacciSequins

        She used to hang out with Courtney Love back in the 90s. I’m not sure if they were just drug buddies or they were in a relationship.

        • Gatto Nero

          Oh. In other words, eminently qualified to be a PR guest judge.

      • Lulu

        She was made fun of on Absolutely Fabulous.

    • Stubenville

      Who the hell is that Cadenet character?

    • QHarp

      He will not be judging your looks. Out loud.

      • EveEve

        “It needs to be euthanized” is not judging?????

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Kristine’s is cool.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Hernan: In the future, women are attacked by razor blades

      • alula_auburn

        Fabric shortages!

    • Stubenville

      Hernan – slutty Morticia Adams

    • marlie

      So the point of Hernan’s look is to undress on the runway?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      GAH. Hernan

    • PicklesNJ

      The Elisa. A crazy waitress spits on the glass and ….. Well, that’s it.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Amanda: In the future, there will be shitty reiterations of tired clothes from 2012-2014

    • Jacob Bowen

      Amanda just said hers was SIMPLE!?!?!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Angela picked TERRIBLE shoes.

    • Stubenville

      Emily – Grace Jones costume

    • Chinotto

      Wow, Zac showed emotion.

    • PastryGoddess

      The McCarthy: Cognac, Grand Marnier, Lemon Juice, a dash of pineapple juice. Serve in a highball glass and garnish with a bowtie

    • alula_auburn

      I thought Emily said you could wear her outfit to twerk! (I hope I don’t have to wear leather jumpsuits to work in 20 years, though, I could work a Crone Cowl.)

      • Jacob Bowen

        Me too!

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Kini: In the future, women will wear pants

    • FibonacciSequins

      Fade’s looks like something he would wear.

    • marlie

      And Fade’s look is just… pajamas?

    • Stubenville

      Fade – yikes stripes?

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Fade: In the future, women will dye jeans with bleach

    • MilaXX

      Fade’s look is very Lathe of Heaven.

    • Jacob Bowen

      In the future we will look like quakers!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      ee umlaut: it the future we will be tie-dyed soccer moms

    • NDC_IPCentral

      For all the mis-direction camerawork in the sewing room, there are quite a number of cool outfits on the runway.

      Different visions. That’s good.

    • Stubenville

      Future mall clothes.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Sean: In the future, a woman will be cast as the Mad Hatter in a 5th remake of Alice in Wonderland

    • PastryGoddess

      Zac has bitchface

    • FibonacciSequins

      Zac’s not happy.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Alexander: In the future, there will be an excess of carpet

    • Stubenville

      Shandrya’s dress has a roof rack.

      • marlie

        I thought it was kind of interesting, but you made me laugh out loud.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I almost want to like it.

    • Kitten Mittons

      The Vincent: mix rum, bailey’s, wine, and some asparagus in a basket. Poor mixture over your head, wear basket for the rest of the night. Try to hide your erection brought on by your own creativity.

      • PastryGoddess

        hahahahahahah

      • Don Hackett

        that turns me on—sleah in norcal

    • Cheryl

      That’s a tent dress! Edgy? I wore those in the ’60s.

      • Stubenville

        Groundbreaking.

    • alula_auburn

      Oh, God, the lipstick on Sandhiya’s is freaking me out too much.

    • jilly_d

      Thank you, TLo. Oh reading through this thread has given me more LOLZ than any other post ever. What a wonderful game.

    • QHarp

      How is Amanda’s Shannen Doherty circa Charmed outfit safe?

      • Jacob Bowen

        Immunity

        • QHarp

          Ah. Thanks.

    • GTrain

      Shut up, Amanda

      • FibonacciSequins

        No models want those pants but Amanda talks a good game.

        • Chinotto

          She was happy for the attention.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          If they think they’ll get paid for wearing them, they might…

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Mostly blah, but I liked the green coat, the jumpsuit, and Sandhya’s dress.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      … and so many of the cool outfits are getting the easy pass…. what a shame; I’d have like to hear them be critiqued.

      • Cheryl

        OK, now you have to come up with a drink called The E-Z Pass.

    • Chinotto

      New this season: a hand-slap from Heidi before each safe dismissal?

      • alyce1213

        This one deserved it.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Are we going to get a call-out on the immune designer every week?

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        They’ll keep you guessing by throwing in a team challenge where the best and worst design are on the same team every few rounds or so.

        • Slade Thunderdragon

          Add a Tim Gunn save and a designer dropping out and another designer being brought back in, and shit, you won’t be able to contain your excitement.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            It’s very difficult already.

    • Kitten Mittons

      The For Nuts Only: make a Manhattan, serve in an antique glass. Offer everyone bar nuts, but don’t actually eat them. You would never touch bar nuts, too many people have touched them.

    • PastryGoddess

      A STFU: Gin, passionfruit juice, cava, honey, garnished with mint.

      If you’re going to get shitfaced yelling at the TV, it might as well be good

      • MilaXX

        can it be renamed STFU Amanda? Cause her look was as basic as it can be.

        • PastryGoddess

          Nah, it remains anonymous for use towards everyone

    • MilaXX

      Emily’s outfit was really nice and her model really sold that look!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Oh, Sandhya. The dress was actually kind of good before you put the three dimensional junk on it.

      • alyce1213

        Golden snakes!

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

          Robo-model! I just can’t with Sandya’s dress.

    • alula_auburn

      whoa, the little girl in that Dance Moms video looked way too naked!

      • marlie

        I hate everything about that show. Everything.

    • QHarp

      How did Weeps McGee make it in corporate finance for seven years?

      • Stubenville

        Cases and cases of tissues.

      • Courtney

        Never underestimate the power of a bathroom stall cry. My sister-in-law is an editor at the WSJ, and she’s a semi-reformed Weeps who’s used that tack more than once.

      • BringittotheLight

        “Weeps McGee”! Love it. That girl needs help, like a good slap in the face from Cher “Get over it!”

    • Chinotto

      I’m worried that Zorro hat with the coat dress is going home.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Nervous breakdown ahoy

    • Stubenville

      Messy, unfinished? What dress are you looking at Heidi?

    • Chinotto

      Obi Wan Kenobi’s Manicurist: drink challenge!

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      What’s unfinished about Angela’s? All the seams looked finished to me. No rough edges. It’s bland, but it’s a finished idea.

      • FibonacciSequins

        The seams looked puckery to me, and unpressed.

      • alula_auburn

        I kind of get Posen’s point about the ears.

      • Lulu

        She does need to learn what an iron is for, though.

    • Stubenville

      None of you are The Duchess.

    • TDSE

      I like it. Editorial is definitely the right word.

      • FibonacciSequins

        The contrast of the colors and textures makes it.

        • alula_auburn

          I liked it more seeing it closer up. I still am not loving the lipstick styling, though.

    • Stubenville

      Dead God – Heidi is the voice of reason?

      • Jacob Bowen

        I know…but it is only shiny, it is missing the short and tacky, so it isn’t her taste.

    • Cheryl

      Go, Sandy! They look like twin serpents.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Hahahaha I actually like Sandhya’s but I am sure everyone else is going to hate it.

      • marlie

        I like it too!

      • FibonacciSequins

        I don’t hate it

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        Me too! I think it was one of the few that actually looked futuristic.

      • Elizabetta1022

        I liked the back…the pythons in front were not my favorite, though.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      NINA – I have lost all respect for you.

      PRODUCER MANIPULATION, anyone? I happen to like Sandhya, but I don’t like this weird harness on her dress at all. What a load of bumpf.

      • Chinotto

        This is when I miss Michael. He would have called out the snakes attacking her boobs.

      • Stubenville

        Just following the script.

      • EveEve

        Agree. My jaw was on the floor that she won. She took a risk? She was juat doin’ her own thing. Reminds me of Patricia = Indian princess fro a past season

        • evave2

          This is her second win and I didn’t hate it as much as the first dress but I hate this one too. She has not made anything I like. At all.

          I don’t get her at all. Usually there are a couple of garments I like in the final, one not so much. I don’t like her work at all.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      I have so many drink names, but I can’t think of drinks to go with them, so feel free to take these and run with them:

      The Tacky Tacky Tacky
      The Visible Zipper
      The Short Tight and Shiny
      The Taste Level

      • Chinotto

        Short, Tight, Shiny: shot glass overflowing with green chartreuse liquor—and glitter!

      • Pril Wood

        I really want someone to come up with the “Cry and sew”

    • MilaXX

      Sandhya does great editorial looks, but she’s gonna have to make something practical soon.

    • Elizabetta1022

      The One Way Monkey. Vodka, soda, lime juice, and fresh mint leaves. Must roll eyes when taking first sip. Serve with a side of sardonic wit.

    • QHarp

      Who would wear a leather Jumpsuit? Heidi would wear a leather jumpsuit.

      • Stubenville

        Or Diana Rigg in The Avengers.

    • Stubenville

      Emily, Grace Jones wore that in A View to a Kill

    • Kitten Mittons

      The SissyBear: make a decent Bloody Mary, garnish with All The Vegetables. Taste it, throw it in the sink. Scrape it out, and drink it this time.

    • Stubenville

      Alexander’s leather and AstroTurf dress.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I would totally lounge around the house in that and leggings.

        • Stubenville

          You could just lie down in the tub and the dress would scrub it.

          • FibonacciSequins

            It’s ugly AND functional.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        Hey, we’re going to have to do something in the future about these non-biodegradable materials lying about the earth like astro turf. Might as well make a dress with it, albeit a more glamorous and chic one than Alexander’s.

    • Jacob Bowen

      “There has to be something pretty in there” is the STUPIDEST Posen saying of the night. Does everything have to be “pretty”? I don’t like his look but I TOTALLY disagree with this statement!

    • MilaXX

      Love this jacket.

      • FibonacciSequins

        So do I.

    • Theresa Q

      The ProjWay: AKA ‘The Cocky Mutherfucker': Goldschlager Cinnamon Rum and Almaretto Almond Liquer. You have great hopes, continue to drink to gather enough of shiny potential to be left with a little stomach.

    • alula_auburn

      “Comical” is Heidi’s word of the day.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I thought it was “beyond,” though they both got good airtime.

    • FibonacciSequins

      How can criticize her for having a 90s grunge reference? That was the assignment!

      • Jacob Bowen

        Was “grunge” the assignment? I wasn’t so clear because I thought it was taking the 90’s and your thoughts of the 90’s and making it 2034…which I guess for some could be grunge….

        • FibonacciSequins

          No, but having a “grunge reference” was. *I mean, grunge is 90s so it’s entirely within the parameters of the assignment.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Or was it just that the Marie Claire lady said that she wore grunge in the 90s, so they all went with grunge as a way to have an “in”?

            • FibonacciSequins

              Maybe. It’s probably the 90s fashion moment they’d all be most likely to remember.

      • alyce1213

        He’s such an ass.

    • Stubenville

      Zorro hat is on the way home.

      • TDSE

        He’s shown promise before, and he’s cute. They aren’t sending him yet.

    • alula_auburn

      Oi, when Heidi calls your slit beyond high!

      • Stubenville

        It stops at the shoulders?

    • Mothra

      How is it that no one did an outfit of a woman, barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen as a political commentary on the state of women’s rights? Seriously. The best part would be a badge that glows when women are ovulating.

      • FibonacciSequins

        That is a great concept.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        A brilliant idea, indeed, but that would take some real political chops on the part of a dresstestant, and, man, it would put the judges at a loss for facile, arch, dismissive comments. The producers would be nonplussed, too.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          More’s the fun!

      • Elizabetta1022

        They could call it The Handmaiden’s Tale, 2030

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Kristine for the win.

      I’d pick Sean or Alexander to go home, but they’re going to send Angela home.

    • alyce1213

      But Zac — the inspiration was supposed to be the 90s!

    • Jacob Bowen

      Heidi’s side eye for the WIN!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I think we’re going to lose Alexander (?) – astroturf & leather.

    • Cheryl

      They can criticize the design, but not the sewing. Of course the clothes look unfinished, or the hems are uneven. They don’t have enough time. It’s not Project Seamstress!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Unless the judges decide it is.

    • dash1211

      Every time Zac opens his mouth, I miss the Duchess.

      • FibonacciSequins

        So much.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        We all do.

      • Courtney

        I guess Duchess had the savvy to get while the getting was good? I can’t see him coming back, but has anyone heard otherwise?

    • Chinotto

      Mary Poppins Goes to Prada: Italian vermouth with a spoonful of sugar.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Heidi’s catchphrase of the week is tiresome beyond tiresome!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      The Malevolent Judge: Vinegar, battery acid and bile.

      Served in a tarnished silver julep tumbler, knocked back in one swallow with an avid look in the eager, harsh eye.

    • Chinotto

      The Nina: Just. Bitters.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        With lime.

        • Chinotto

          OK, but no ice. Because they don’t deserve it.

    • FibonacciSequins

      That zipper on Angela’s skirt is just bad.

    • alula_auburn

      Tell us what you really think, Tim!

    • Peeve

      Heidi, Zach (and now Tim) take such glee in trashing the designs. I don’t like that trait at all.

      • TDSE

        I mean, we’re all doing it here….

        • Peeve

          But the designers aren’t watching it on TV.

          • TDSE

            Doesn’t make it better haha

            • Peeve

              Does to me.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          But they’re doing it on camera. It seems…mean.

          • TDSE

            IDK, they said pretty much all of the same things to their faces

          • NDC_IPCentral

            What has bothered me for some time now, as this sort of sniping has gone on for several seasons, is that the judges appear to relish being mean-spirited. Nasty for nasty’s sake.

            • Peeve

              Even M. Kors, in his last season, was delighted to be able to rip a bad design to shreds in front of the designer. It’s the attitude when they’re saying this stuff that bothers me. As you said, “Nasty for nasty’s sake”. Heidi gets this big, mean grin on her face, and Zach goes schlumping around in the hat while they all guffaw. Makes me very uncomfortable, because I end up not liking these people at all or respecting their judgement.

        • alyce1213

          They should be held to a higher standard of criticism than us. We’re all just having fun, they’re paid professionals. Well, most of them.

    • alula_auburn

      OMG, the eye-dialogue between Nina and Emily’s model? PRICELESS.

    • marlie

      OF COURSE you love that it’s super short, Heidi.

    • Courtney

      Sandy is a good bullshitter. That’s why they like her. She has a good story to go with her Star Trek reject dress.

    • GTrain

      More lies: the online winner is Kristine, not Emily

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Kristine should win. I can’t decide between horse blanket and snooze fest for the loss.

      • Stubenville

        The heinous hat is worse IMHO, so that means it’s probably safe.

        • TDSE

          But he at least decided to design something. Yes I know Alexander had to scrap his idea, but he really presented a mumu with a leather trim.

          • FibonacciSequins

            But they were relieved when he said he scrapped his original idea. They want to give him another chance.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I think Weepy McCry because she’s been in the bottom three all along. From her audition, I thought she was much better than she’s shown.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Oh, Nina. Just go away. You’re not even trying any more.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        Her criticisms aren’t even clever any more, they’re just mean. And every pretentious, off-putting comment that Zac adds to the conversation just makes it worse. I’d love to hear some honest, respectful, constructive criticism rather than bitter, desperate attempts at witty one-liners that Kors did better years back.

        • alyce1213

          The Duchess’ witty quips always nailed it, you knew exactly what he meant and he was usually right.

          • oldscrumby

            Even when he wasn’t right, at least he was expressing a fairly consistent view point. Nina seems like she’s chaffing under the producer manipulations and channels it all into pissing on everything she’s not forced to pretend to like, Posen tries to turn everything into a zinger and severely damages the credibility he earns by seriously looking at the clothes when they get to examine them, and Heidi has just morphed into a absolute mean-girl who seems to enjoy tearing into the contestants and her fellow judges more than the clothes she supposedly loves. This is what Lifetime has driven the judges into the same way they drive the contestants into instability and fits.

      • Don Hackett

        she does seem to have lost her patience with the ugliness.

      • Winter_White

        I’ve always liked Nina, despite a few cringe-worthy moments from her in the past. But last week’s “W…T…F” and this week’s “Houston, we have a problem” sounded so contrived. Or maybe she just sounded tired.

    • DeTrop

      I’m pretty sure Alexander is going home but will someone please help understand the love for Sandhya’s schemata? It looks like something a little girl playing with her barbie doll would put together. I’m close to tearing my hair out. I do not get it and her self-satisfied smile isn’t helping. Ugh!

      • alyce1213

        I just don’t get it either.

      • Chinotto

        They like it because it’s editorial. Imagine it on a stark page in Vogue with very expensive metals & better quality fabric.

      • Don Hackett

        didn’t she mention that she was making doll clothes in the nineties? maybe she was influenced by that memory.

      • TDSE

        I think because it elicits strong reactions and it’s an actual point of view. Would have given it to Christine(?) myself, but I get what they see in Sandhya.

        • marlie

          And whether or not you like her designs, they’re definitely more than just “mall clothes.”

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I do not understand it at all. Before she put that oxygen tube looking junk on it, it was reasonably nice, if not as good as Kristine or… what’s her name. After it? Sheesh, FUG.

        • evave2

          I don’t like her work. It is inexplicable to me how much they are praising her work. I am with Korinna: I don’t understand it so I can’t judge it.
          Korinna may not be a winner herself, but HOW do you try to make something that they would appreciate if what the judges are appreciating is something you can’t get and you don’t like.

      • Lulu

        I feel the same. I don’t even see a POV. This looked like she took an everywhere shift and tacked drainpipes to the shoulders. It may elicit strong reactions but they aren’t good ones. But I guess she is going to be this season’s designer that the judges fall all over who mystifies the rest of us (including the other designers!)

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        An iteration of it in more expensive fabric, made with more time to perfect it, would be easily rocked by Jennifer Lawrence or Lupita on a magazine cover because of it’s interesting design. Kristine’s looked better, but I’m not enraged by her win.

    • Theresa Q

      NOOOOOO!

    • FibonacciSequins

      WHAT? A travesty!

    • Courtney

      Has Ashton Kutcher taken over the show? Are we all getting Punked?

    • dash1211

      Good God.

    • myristica_fragrans

      why? what? how?

    • Boobs Radley

      The Red Lobster: Innis & Gunn whiskey and Andre champagne, with just a whiff of Rice wine vinegar

    • Stubenville

      So whackadoodle wins. It’s Princess Farts in the Meadow, the Native American, all over again.

      • Courtney

        Totally. The “unseen point of view.”

      • Myra Amler

        OMG. Almost snorted wine through my nose. At least Patricia actually made a lot of her textiles.

    • alyce1213

      What???

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Korina, quit the passive agressive jealous shit and actually make better clothes than Sandhya for once?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        What? You mean actually work when p-a bitching is soooooo much easier?!

    • Stubenville

      So no more weeping in the workroom.

    • MilaXX

      I like Sandhya, but I thought Kristine deserved this win. I am beginning to think her wins are just to screw up the group dynamics. At least they sent the right person home.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Agree with all of that. I even liked Sandhya’s dress tonight, but there’s no way it was as good as Kristine’s.

    • FibonacciSequins

      She’s probably relieved.

      • myristica_fragrans

        she would’ve cracked under the pressure later on anyway.

        • FibonacciSequins

          We were all just waiting for the inevitable nervous breakdown.

      • Winter_White

        I’m relieved on her behalf! And I even liked her.

    • Chinotto

      Wow, Angela’s was so not the worst thing on the runway.

      • Stubenville

        But she has been there before…

        • sundaynightaddict

          And I think they legitimately wanted to put her out of her obvious misery. I’m so relieved.

    • Courtney

      I am amused by Zac’s awkward chair bow.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Now they are really trolling us. I thought Sandhya’s was interesting, but Kristine should have won. They are just trying to maximize workroom drama.

    • dash1211

      The judges’ crack pipe must have gone out. Good call on Angela.

    • GTrain

      I wonder where she worked on Wall Street. Lot harsher than these bitter bitties

      • marlie

        My only thought is that, while there would certainly be tight deadlines, hopefully not everything would have a 24-hour turnaround, so there wouldn’t be the same degree of pressure. Also, it’s hard to be creative on demand, while it’s not necessarily as hard, or requires a different type of thinking, to be more analytical under pressure (which is my assumption of what Wall Street is like).

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Also, from her interviews, it looks like that was what she was expected to do. She wasn’t taking a risk just by being in the career. To move out of it and into the arts, she really has to prove to everyone that it was a good choice. That puts more internal pressure on.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Angela will do better off the show. She doesn’t need all the time constraints, and catty team mates to thrive. Tim’s right.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Agreed. Though based purely on the week’s entries, she shouldn’t have been the auf-ee, she will do better without this mishegoss.

    • Chinotto

      I liked Tim better before he said Angela’s dress shoukd be euthanized.

      • Winter_White

        Did you notice his reaction immediately after that outburst? I think he might’ve thought a bit less of himself after that bypassed a few filters in his brain and escaped from his mouth…

    • marlie

      I’m impressed that Angela kept it together, and I mean that without any sarcasm. Tim’s right — she’s not meant for a high-pressure design environment.

      • Stubenville

        …which is pretty much the entire industry.

        • marlie

          That’s true, but maybe it’s just that she needs more time to work and be inspired, rather than the typical short PR turnaround.

        • Slade Thunderdragon

          In the rest of the industry, though, you have more than 8 hours to make a dress, and you don’t have weird vague limitations thrust upon you during weird vaguely themed challenges.

    • Peeve

      “Boobage” just doesn’t sound right coming out of Tim’s mouth!

    • Stubenville

      Oh shut up Amanda. Time to change the channel.

    • Grace

      The Nina-cide. Hot cider mixed with spiced rum served with a cinnamon stick. Warm and sweet but it’s got a bite that’ll take you out of the competition.

    • appliquer

      It is Gretchen and Anya seasons all over again – what are the judges thinking???

      • TDSE

        No no no no no. Sandhya has a clear point of view and technical skill, unlike Anya. And it’s too soon to see if it’s like Gretchen’s, where someone’s better connection was denied for a dramatic win.

        • appliquer

          Yes, anyone could have more technical skill than Anya! But it was just a basic dress with weird stuff on it!

          • TDSE

            Yeah but fashion isn’t only about what’s wearable. And in challenge that asked the designers to look into the future, the more editorial designs should be rewarded. And this is totally subjective opinion, but I found the colors, shape, and mixture of textures aesthetically pleasing.

            • evave2

              TDSE I just don’t see it. Her designs are just weird stuff added to basic stuff (a-line dress with torn sleeves three weeks ago; the shift today with the weird snakes on it).

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      The Crack Pipe: exactly what it sounds like.

    • Stubenville

      So where did Sandhya get the crap she fastened to the dress? It doesn’t look like something Mood would sell.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I think she made it out of….something. When she was showing what it was, one of the judges remarked that her heritage was coming in handy.

        • alyce1213

          Is that as patronizing as I think it is?

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            It certianly COULD be, but I don’t think it was – it was just something that was remarked upon and Sandyha laughed and agreed.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I swear I heard her say something about leather. Which would so not be a heritage thing. Maybe they were talking about the colors? I don’t know. But yes, it would be one thing if she said something about her heritage — “I’m trying to evoke the sense of the Bollywood wave that’s about to hit our shores, and using the colors from the movies I loved when I was a kid!” — but the judges just bringing it up out of the blue? That’s pretty patronizing.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Now the perfect opportunity presents itself for a team challenge where lames can complain about Sandhya as a teammate because she has immunity, I tell you what.

    • 3boysful

      OK, I am too mad to think of a drink (but I guess it would be called the Bitter Kitten). I missed last week and had to catch up all tonite. What the hell kind of crack were they all on?!?!? The green jacket ensemble should’ve won by a mile. I thought Sandhya’s was in the bottom. A shift with gold shit tacked on it. Anya II. (And her whining jag last week to Tim was so outrageously manipulative–her teammates were not “picking on” her. They weren’t being overly sensitive, but what overstatement here.) Poor Angela had a decent idea but failed execution. And I cannot imagine where she worked on Wall St to last seven years. She cannot have been that weepy and lasted in that environment. Maybe her Wall St was in Peoria or somewhere. Anyway, good auf, but terrible win.

      And I hope Hernan stays a long time, because every time he opens his mouth I hear Hank Azaria in The Birdcage and I laugh.

      • nosniveling

        Agree 100%, give me some *pirin*!!

        • sisterb67

          One can only hope we get a shot of him in the apartment wearing a loincloth thong singing “She Works Hard For The Money”…

    • BuffaloBarbara

      So, do they want an actual extrapolation of future trends or what? NO ONE asked, let alone offered, a reason why they think this will be in fashion in 20 years. What trends are they looking at? (And I don’t mean environmental catastrophe; that will take longer than 20 years to reach the point of apocalyptic Blade Runner stuff.) Is there a new cultural trend emerging? What about emerging technologies that they think fashion will accommodate? This should be an interesting challenge, requiring the use of brain cells and cultural analysis.

      The Sandhya thing… I give. “Interesting” is not always or even usually a good response to the problem. And while I thought she started well, she embellished ridiculously.

      Angela: Still the most plausible thing out there. Twenty years, no one is going to be wearing gold snakes. You can save this and throw it at me in twenty years if, in fact, everyone is just running around with metallic tubes on their clothes, and I will wear a sandwich board around whatever city I’m living in saying, “Oops, missed that call.” I’m not exactly worried. But the trend to take the sleeves off of everything and screw around with the lapels? That’s plausible. Boring, but plausible. She’s better of not on the show, but she didn’t deserve the auf. That should have gone to the burlap sack.

      I liked Christine’s look and the Ewok hood, but I’m not sure how they were answering the future part of the challenge. Why would these be the trends? Make them answer the question! Isn’t that actually a fairly important skill for a designer who’s trying to catch the next wave?

      Then again we’re only talking twenty years. We are not going to be living in the Jetsons. If things moved that fast, we’d have a Mars colony by now.

      • sundaynightaddict

        Thank you! This is what was making me crazy about the judging. They weren’t designing for 2098, they were designing for 2034. There is zero chance we will be wearing fashionable oxygen tubes on our clothes then.

        I could pull a few items out of my 1994 and make them work today because not that much has changed, apart from silhouette, etc. Of course, that’s assuming I could FIT into my 1994 clothes, but that’s something else entirely.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Heh, yes. Alas, my broomstick skirts all seem to have had their waistlines shrink at some point. I don’t know how that happened. But the elastic on the straight skirt for some reason seems fine. :shrug:

          It’s just such a very short time. Maybe something drastic will happen to change fashion (the war shrinking skirts, then the postwar peace giving way to full skirts), but… I kind of hope not?

    • SewingSiren

      I actually agree with the top three. Any one of them winning would have pleased me, although Nina was right a bout the jumpsuit. We have seen it before even on Project Runway ( Gretchen won with it Time Square, Anya top three make a dress for Nina). I like the white dress Kristine made, but also Sandya’s . My bottom three would have included Herman and excluded Angela. I would have sent the horse blanket dress home.

    • Gatto Nero

      The Nina-tini:
      One part citron vodka
      Three parts lemon juice
      Shake with ice and strain.
      Serve to sourpuss.

    • TDSE

      I would have given
      the win to Kristine, but give me Sandhya’s design over pretty much all the
      other designs presented. Give me something to talk about, give me something
      that I could actually believe could be put in photo spread of a fashion
      magazine. The look had a great sense of color, texture, and a shape that was
      different, without being comical. Given the amount of time they have to create
      garments, it was a great job in my opinion.

    • Don Hackett

      judging by her outfit, that marie claire lady wouldn’t know an interesting look if it slapped her in the face. —sleah in norcal

      • SouthernGirlRena

        I agree Sleah-disguised-as-Don. She is aggressively bland. The only thing that catches your eye is the wrinkle across her midsection. A long necklace, colorful shoe, Bozo nose, anything would have helped.

    • Rebecca Damsen

      The Heidi: Short, tight, and shiny – bourbon on the rocks in a lowball glass laced with goldschlager

      • 3boysful

        Nice job!!

    • BrooklynBomber

      Well, I have really been out of it. I didn’t even know there was a new season of PR. How many episodes in are we?

      • Peeve

        Tonight was the 3rd episode. Sandhya won the 1st & 3rd, Amanda won last week (and has been insufferable ever since).

        • BrooklynBomber

          Ack! Thank you. First time I’ve ever missed a season since the beginning. I had no idea. Sheesh…..

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          Now, now. Amanda has always been insufferable.

          • Peeve

            Ha! Too true!

    • BrooklynBomber

      The Auf Wiedersehen
      Spit in a glass
      Garnish with a fleurchon

    • BrooklynBomber

      Disco Mother of the Bride:
      1 part Cupcake Chiffon Vodka
      2 parts Pink Champagne
      Drizzle of Galliano
      Garnish with a lot of mint leaves
      Bite off the ends of a Twizzler and use as a straw

    • Pril Wood

      The Origami Rose`: Rose` wine with brandy and bitters in a collapsible paper cup.

    • ljh

      The Angela Sum: To a small mug of warm milk (the most boring possible beverage), add a pinch of salt (the evaporated tears). Stir without any self-confidence. Best enjoyed with no joy.

    • BrooklynBomber

      The Bitter Kitten:
      2 barely-chilled cans Wild Cat Malt Liquor – pour both into an old Big Gulp cup or anything you can find
      Add a dash of Angostura Bitters
      Turn on the TV. Light a cig. Drink.

    • BrooklynBomber

      The Team Challenge:

      Assemble a group of three people. Each selects, without consulting the others:
      1 liquor
      1 non-alcoholic ingredient
      1 garnish
      Place all 9 items on a table.
      Argue about which things to use and how to use them.
      Pour all the alcohols and non-alcoholic ingredients in a blender
      Whir
      Pour out into glasses
      Garnish each with all 3 garnishes

      • artjournallife

        and make sure they fit together as a collection, but do not look alike.

    • artjournallife

      The kindergartner newspaper dress- the way to make it changes about 800 times, and the final drink is totally unrecognizable to any witnesses of the original cocktail.

    • alyce1213

      The Drama Queen:
      2 oz Brandy
      1 tsp sugar
      1 Tbs dark sweet cherries
      Dissolve the sugar in the brandy, add cherries. Tilt the glass and light with a match, serve flaming.

      • guest2visits

        Apart from the potential for serious scorching… that sounds damn tasty!

    • ShaoLinKitten

      The What Happened to Andre? Lobster infused vodka with grenadine and a maraschino cherry… to be quaffed with Tim Gunn.

      The Angry Little Peanut: peanut rum with chocolate vodka, garnished with chocolate syrup on the rim. Is it a total knockoff of another cocktail? Who cares!

      The Good China: Peach schnapps and ginger infused vodka, topped off with peach nectar and garnished with a slice of ripe peach. Serve it in a porcelain mug.

      • alyce1213

        Aww, I especially love your tribute to Peach.

      • altissima

        The good china ftw

    • evave2

      One last little thing: in Gretchen’s case I didn’t like much of her work, but I would not argue she was not talented or could not do the work; I preferred Mondo’s work to hers because it was more interesting. (Most of the time I don’t really get into the designers personalities because they are under such weird pressure that I doubt if we are meeting the real them. People may SAY things, but they can be cut so out of context that it’s like one of those movie reviews that use …. all over the place.)

      Anya had no skills and no talent. I don’t know what she is doing now. She had nothing to show me that I wanted to see. That is harsh I know but it was bad judgement on the judges part to give her a win she didn’t deserve in the least. She was just a poor poor choice. It was like the fix was in and that was that. I felt badly for the other finalists because it must’ve been disheartening to know no matter WHAT she would win (as a fan of the show I despised the production team seeing she had NO WORK to show for the final then giving her extra time and moeny; that was awful to watch).

      Sandhya reminds me of Gretchen in that her ability to make things is not in question, but I don’t appreciate her pov at all.

      After Anya I stopped watching the show and turned in this year to see how a change of judging would work. I am unhappy with the judging.

      Various people have expressed real pleasure in Sandhya’s work. I just don’t see it. Maybe she is like the best seamstress ever? Because 20 years from now people will still not be wearing tail pipes.

      • artjournallife

        Anya was a mentor on Under the Gunn. This is taken from her bio there:

        In 2012 Anya was appointed Tourism Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago
        and visited many parts of the world as a spokesperson for this jewel of
        the Caribbean. She has positioned herself as a major player in
        Trinidad’s Carnival industry and 2014 will be her third year designing,
        hosting events, producing fashion shows and launching products curated
        for this cultural phenomenon

        So, it seems the beauty quen thing is still paying off.

      • somebody blonde

        I agree with you about Gretchen and Anya. I’m not sure what I think of Sandhya yet, because honestly, I don’t think I have a handle on her aesthetic yet. The thing is, though, there are plenty of successful designers whose aesthetics I don’t respond well to at all (Rodarte and Karl Lagerfeld come to mind for me). Hell, I wasn’t really into Christian Siriano on his season, mostly because his clothes were CLEARLY not designed for me. For me, what Project Runway does when it’s working is find strong clothes-makers with aesthetics that are not already well-represented in the fashion world. So far, they’re rewarding Sandhya based on her clear and different aesthetic. What I’m personally not sold on is the strong clothes-making, by which I mean not just sewing, but making flattering garments.

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    • somebody blonde

      Uli and Laura’s Wild Night: one shot rum, half a shot of brandy, half a shot of grand marnier, 2.5 ounces of tangerine juice; stir those up in a collins glass, fill up with champagne, and toast to being on a season of Project Runway in which the rich bitches with taste made it all the way to Bryant Park.

    • rainwood1

      The Red Lobster – vodka, tomato juice, a dash of Andrae’s tears, and a lobster tail garnish served on a Tim Gunn pocket square.

    • rainwood1

      The Duchess – gin, orange juice, and turmeric for extra color

    • Alloy Jane

      Well I’m late to the cocktail game but here goes: A TALE OF TWO BITCHELLS. Take two cups Ice, a 4oz can of peaches in heavy syrup, 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate, as much everclear as you can take without poisoning yourself, and blend. Serve in a plastic cup with a red vine straw and see if you can finish your drink before either the red vine or cup dissolve.

      And I’m done watching this show. I haven’t watched for a while now and thought I’d give it another chance, but this season has done nothing to draw me back in. And judging from the comments, I’m not missing anything worthwhile in not watching tonight’s episode. I’ll stick to recaps and the opinions of my fellow bks.

    • MandaK

      The L’Aura: Fernet Branca, Hendrick’s gin, and simple syrup served
      in a chilled martini glass. Order with a raised eyebrow and tons of
      (well-deserved) self-confidence.

      The Editor-In-Chief: Push your neighbor’s fabulous cocktail
      off the table while badmouthing it. Replace with something surprisingly
      acceptable, preferably a Pimm’s Cup.

      Stilt-Walker Surprise: Water from the bucket used to mop the
      floors. Only available when the bartender has run out of ideas. Universally
      considered unpalatable.

      A Beautiful Woman: Rum and coke. Must be compared it to an
      expensive sports car before serving.

      The Hermès Scarf: White wine spritzer. Don’t mix anything together. Don’t even open the
      bottles.

      White Trash Jesus: Whiskey, peach juice, cointreau, ginger,
      and honey. Dispute the details of the bill and get stiffed for it.

    • LilyVanessi

      The Tim Gunn – Grey goose vodka over perfectly symmetrical ice cubes with a float of Hypnotique.

    • MoHub

      The Santino. Vodka infused with habanero chilies to the point at which it is undrinkable and served only at Red Lobster.

    • ohbear1957

      The Wendy Pepper – rubbing alcohol with bitters served in an ugly shoe that can not be defended. Before you drink it, you must draw a mustache with a Magic Marker on your face.

    • Yvette Jones

      Stop! You’re making me DRUNK!! er DRINK!!

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      The Princess Puffy Sleeves (ala Christian Siriano)

      Marshmallow Flavored Vodka
      Godiva Chocolate Liquour
      top with a shitload of marshmallow fluff
      rim the glass with pink sugar cristals

      after every sip walk around with your best affected hipster twink drawl saying “this drink is fierce.”

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Just wanted to add my late entry:

      The Judge’s Crack Pipe: Gin, Vermouth, Vodka, and a dash of everclear. Glass rim is rolled in crushed rock candy. Drink a few of these and suddenly the fuggliest garments look amazing and you won’t care that Anya can’t sew sleeves!

    • decormaven

      The Mood: Take all available liqueurs, mix in pitcher, pour over ice and drink in 30 minutes. Thank you, Mood!

    • DeTrop

      The Garcia Posen: Fernet Branca over crushed ice. Serve with a sour pickle as garnish.

    • BookManFilm

      The Gretchen: it’s an empty glass, cause there is nothing there. Nothing. (And nobody likes it)

    • Margaret Leyden

      The Ven Budhu: Heavy cream, a double shot of Kahlua and some chocolate Ex-lax because that’s the only way you plus size gals will fit into his clothing.

      • Gatto Nero

        Garnished with a large red flower.

    • Gigi76

      The “I didn’t come here to make friends” – garlic infused vodka, tomato juice, shaken and served with cocktail onions. Perfect for keeping all those other reality show bitches away!

    • 3boysful

      Cheers to my BK friends! I am laughing aloud at these drink recipes! You all are the bestest.

    • tired_mommy

      The Ken: Southern Comfort & Diet Coke topped with a handful of Mentos

      • pdquick

        There should be bitters.

    • Jon

      The “Where’s Andre?” It’s a bottle of champagne that was drank by the guy nobody invited to the party.

    • tempost

      Late to the party but had to add The Boodles Noodletini – Boodles gin, Imbue vermouth (cuz it’s from Oregon) served with a flaccid cascade of ramen noodles over the side of the glass.

    • samo_samo

      How about The Cracktastic? What imaging the judges sipping on just before scoring some of the runway shows – 1/2 oz dark rum, 1/2 coconut or banana rum, 1/2 grenadine, 1 oz of orange juice, 1 oz pineapple juice – serve over cracked ice. A few of these and everything is pretty!

    • Qitkat

      The Bleak House:

      In a lemon and salt-ringed giant brandy sniffer,
      muddle sugar, absinthe, and bitters in bottom.
      Fill glass with fuzzy pom-poms, dice, movie ticket stubs, and crushed ice.
      Fill to brim with Yoohoo.
      Add a floating island of Yoplait vanilla yogurt, and sixteen straws. Insist contestants all drink at the same time.

    • kategs

      I want that tee to drink in!

    • Elsewhere1010

      Vodka and Tabasco. It’s called a Wendy Pepper Spray.

      Remember to draw a mustache on the glass.

    • Xenophillia

      For Nina: The Bloody Bitch. A bloody mary with mescal, a floater of absinthe and an icicle radish to stir.
      For Tim: The Frothy Puritan. Equal parts and peach and ginger schnapps shaken with cream and Creme de Noyaux.
      The Zac: iced hot chocolate with kahlua, whipped cream and sprinkles.
      The Heidi (watch out for this one—two drinks and you start taking your clothes off and posing with hangers): Jaegermeister and red bull with a twist.

    • Mona_Visa

      A beer, delivered by a sexy server. Can you open it for me? –> The Anya.

    • pdquick

      Did one of the blond boys have a hickey on his neck? I can’t remember if it was Sean or Alexander. They look too much alike to me.