Project Runway Open Thread

Posted on August 21, 2014

Yaddayaddayadda. It’s the “Make a dress for Heidi” challenge, possibly the most boring, least liked recurring challenge on Project Runway.

 

 

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We have no idea why they return to this well every season. It just seems like a reason for all of the designers to go as safe as possible (which means a really boring runway) and Heidi gets to down a bottle of bitch vitamins and unleash a lot of producer-generated vitriol as she parades through the work room like she’s Coco Chanel.

 

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It’ll be interesting to see if the show does something unusual to generate excitement, since they quite uncharacteristically revealed the winner of this challenge earlier in the week when Heidi wore the design to the Creative Arts Emmys. We won’t say who it is, but no one’s really under any obligation to mask their commentary or worry about spoiling it in the comments. It’s out there. Officially.

 

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To be honest, we were a little surprised by some of the backlash to the reveal. While it’s nice to be surprised by who the winner is each week, that’s only a minute or two out of the whole episode, which means, for us, only a very small portion of the show was spoiled. We don’t know who goes home or what kind of obstacles the designers encountered. Isn’t that why we watch? Otherwise, why not just tune into the last 5 minutes each week?

 

Anyway, pre-congrats to the winner. It’ll be interesting to see if there’s any dress better than it on the runway. We can see Heidi skipping something chic and going for the … well, the dress that she chose.

OH! Also, the Bitter Kittens rallied and came up with an official signature Project Runway cocktail … that is completely useless and impossible to drink, so there goes the idea of having actual cocktails to go with our viewing parties. Oh, well. You bitches have sick senses of humor. The WINNER of the Signature Project Runway Cocktail Contest and a signed copy of our book, Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me,  is QHarp, with his/her creation, THE SANTINO: 

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

Have fun keeping that one down, y’all.

QHarp, email us at tlo at tomandlorenzo dot com, darling.

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for Lifetime - Video Credit: Lifetime]

    • Jacob Bowen

      It took me a moment to remember who won but upon even seeing the dress I am SURE I would have remembered it. I am not surprised it is the gown she chose, even though it wasn’t short, tight, and sparkly, because it was a different brand of tacky.

      I may try drinking the Santino tomorrow night with my bestie just because we LOVED impersonating Santino and his Andre bit and we can celebrate my first two days of teaching being OVER!

      • Sarah

        Congrats on getting through ‘em! Hope your year goes smoothly.

      • decormaven

        Congrats on getting those first days under your belt. You’re a brave soul to attempt the Santino. That’s a drink and a half.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Good luck with the teaching! I love teachers. :)

      • Jackie4g

        Congratulation, you have made a start! We’ll al be here cheering you on!

      • Shibori Girl

        Jacob, Honey, how rude of the school to start before Labor Day. That in itself is enough to drive you to drink!

      • judybrowni

        Blue Chicken Lady dress — whoops, a spoiler.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I’m dying to see pictures of someone’s attempt at “The Santino”…

      • frannyprof

        Congratulations, and welcome to the trenches! You definitely deserve a drink. or two. Hell, just down the whole bottle and be done with it.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      You know, maybe 6 or 7 seasons ago I might care about Project Runway spoilers. But now? I don’t really care who wins, since it’s all on a story-driven schedule anyway.

    • Sarah

      I don’t care about knowing the winner. I watched season two after it was over, and I knew who won the whole shebang, but that’s not what it’s about, for me at least. I want to see what everyone made!

      If I was participating in this challenge, I’d get a metallic scarf, make a tube out of it, add a zipper, a belt, some fringe, and some sequins, and call it a day.

      • decormaven

        After today’s posting, I’d get two metal garbage pail lids, spray ‘em, gold, use metal chain for shoulder straps, with s hooks to fasten at waist level.

        • makeityourself

          I thought you were going for a pair of earrings at first.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        You forgot the slit up the thigh.

        • Sarah

          I would also pair it with the most treacherous heels Aldo had to offer, of course.

          • BrooklynBomber

            Aldo! Haha!

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Oh, is this still on?

    • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

      …if I were the producer of a design show, I would absolutely make sure I would get to have one episode each year where I go around like Coco Chanel for television. Isn’t that the point?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Ah…that’s what the complaining was about! I saw bits and pieces of thing on the internets, but wasn’t intrigued enough to look into in.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Sipping my wine and pretending it’s a Santino…congratulations, QHarp!

      “as she parades through the work room like she’s Coco Chanel” Spit out my Santino at that, TLo!

      • decormaven

        [Raises glass of vin in your general direction]

        • FibonacciSequins

          Chin chin!

    • decormaven

      I love that Tim can still look thoughtful as Heidi yammers on. That man should get a medal.

      • Inspector_Gidget

        He’s dreaming of the free burger he can get after taping.

        • decormaven

          Red……Robin!

          • UsedtobeEP

            YUMmmmmm.

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

            I wanna meet the cow that made this!

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              STAHP!!!!

            • Sarah

              I thought we wanted to punch the cow that made this right in its face, along with the dude who wanted to meet her.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              NO MOAR COW!

            • Sarah

              *Eats Red Robin burger made out of Yoplait Cow, thus ending the problem*

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

              Yummmmmmm!

            • Munchkn

              Is it weird that I liked your post and I’m a vegetarian?

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

              I got confused!

            • BrooklynBomber

              Thanks a lot. I’d forgotten about that damn Yoplait cow dude!!!

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Bottomless fries!

        • kimmeister

          Or of his date with Andre at Red Lobster

          • Chattygal

            If only Red Lobster were this season’s sponsor, instead of Red Robin. The synergy! But alas, a callback to the Bravo glory years that Lifetime would never allow.

        • MM4321

          Bottomless fries!

      • PinkyK

        Medal!?! Nobel Peace Prize is more like it!

    • Call me Bee

      Hi, BKs! Can only stay a minute–am working at the Wisconsin quilt museum tonight and playing nice with all the muckety-mucks with the $$ to convince them to give, give GIVE! Also am dying for a drink! So have fun and I’ll see youse on the other side (tomorrow morning.)

      • decormaven

        Mining for ducats should come with drinks. Good luck prying the gold from the wealthy folk.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I’m sure your charm and knowledge will encourage wallets to open for nice donations. Go get ‘em, Bee!

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

        Love quilts! They must learn to love quilts too.

      • Shibori Girl

        Miss Bee, you are fabulous to support the fiber arts!

        • Call me Bee

          So, Shibori Girl–do you do shibori? I do not, though I do some snow dying–and sashiko. :)

          • Shibori Girl

            I do indeed…also warp dyeing and weaving (though not until we get rainy weather here, I have been outside a lot.).

            The shibori right now is in wall pieces, though I have tied and dyed fabric for clothing and scarves. Also doing some collage with fabric. Love sashimi and am intrigued by snow dyeing. A friend here uses crushed ice since we don’t much get snow. Bows to you for the sashiko. That technique is so beautiful.

            • Call me Bee

              Well–my sashiko is….as a beginner. But I love the zen of it–can do it for hours. We get lots and lots of snow here in Cheeseland. I really like the effect shibori has on fabric. Lately I’ve done a lot of more traditional quilts–many babies and weddings–but I enjoy doing art quilts as well–lots of fusing and stitching and even some fabric painting.

            • Shibori Girl

              Sashiko and shibori ..both meditative. I am in awe of quilters, especially art quilters. Would love to see your work.

            • Sarah

              I love quilting too! I did it, and did it some more, and then got too busy. I want to do it again. It is like painting with bits of fabric – so fiberlicious.

    • throwslikeagirl

      LOVE the signature cocktail, The Santino. It should include a generous splash of bitters, too.

      • judybrowni

        Very bitters!

    • MilaXX

      I think it was annoying because it was just further proof of just hoe few effs they give about even pretending with this show. I’m kind of interested to see if they really send home 2 people or if that’s a bit of misdirection as well.

      • decormaven

        I’m hoping for two aufs to winnow the field.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          We all are. Alas, Amanda has immunity.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            They’re not letting go of Amanda anytime soon, and the judges are still talking as if she is a major talent.

        • artjournallife

          Only two aufs? *sighs*

    • Liz

      You know, the show doesn’t really make me think anymore so I’ve been doing some thinking of my own: namely, which of these little jamokes is going to be brought back as a “fan favorite” in a season or two? The past two “fan favorites” (Kate and AMANDAPLEASE) have been young(ish) attractive females who were pretty bland until they were eliminated. Following that logic, I’m picking Korina as the new chosen one. So make your Korina t-shirts now and get your Korina scepters ready, because in one or two short years we’re going to be hearing all about how Korina is THE GREATEST DESIGNER ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

      I started this comment off as a joke but now I kind of believe it. Such is life. Such is Project Runway.

      • GillianHolroyd

        Y’know, I had Korinna pegged as one of the *stars* this season. Not a design star but a personality star. Instead, Amanda has taken over that role.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          It’s not for lack of trying on Korinna’s part!

      • artjournallife

        Yes, she has the redemption hair, too.

    • kimmeister

      I think they bring this back every year because it’s fun to see the designers peeing their pants after hearing Heidi’s criticism.

      Congrats, QHarp!

    • Becky Simmons

      I don’t get to watch the episodes until the day after they air, and so I used to always avoid this site and anything else that might spoil the results. Then in S11, Michaels (the craft store) posted a picture of the winning duct tape dress on their Facebook feed. Yarg. I was so mad! Then I watched the episode and realized that there was still a lot that hadn’t been spoiled. I did see the dress that won for tonight’s episode, but who knows what the runway version looked like? I still can’t wait. And I don’t wait for the episode anymore, so I’m usually reading the post here first. Thanks TLo!

    • Aidan B

      I’ve got an awesome bottle of gifted red wine, so I am ready…let’s do this, bitches!

    • MilaXX

      Forgot to add congratulations to QHarp!!!

    • Jackie4g

      I’m not drinkin’ a Santino, but I’m planning on a little liquid refreshment. Congrats to QHarp for a totally appropriate entry. Ya had me at seltzer.

    • Lilithcat

      Why is the re-run of last week’s episode billed in the television listings as “New” and “Enhanced”?

      • Chattygal

        They add designer talking heads announcing who they would have auf’d.

      • UsedtobeEP

        They expect us to drink a Santino while we watch it. That would enhance it for sure.

      • Sarah

        Because they edited it down to an hour. This pisses me off, because they have been re-running the last week’s episode before the new one for years, but now that they are calling the edited (oh sorry, “enhanced”) version “New” my DVR is tricked into recording it. The first week they did this, I fell for it and watched the WHOLE THING, expecting to get a behind-the-scenes cut or SOMETHING, only to realize at the last that it was just a shorter version of the week before.

        • Lilithcat

          Slicing off half-an-hour is an enhancement? Well, maybe they have a point!

    • UsedtobeEP

      Aw, I didn’t get to see the narrowed down cocktails. Anyone want to tell me where the finalists were?

      • FibonacciSequins

        I think Sarah, just above you, had two finalist entries. I can’t remember the others.

      • Sarah

        Just go look at last week’s open thread, I think that’s the post where the Uncles listed the finalists.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I didn’t see them before, either. Here they are. They are HILARIOUS:

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

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

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

        The Tim and Andre
        by Danielle
        Bourbon and ginger beer. Serve with a Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuit.

        The Suede
        by Jacob Bowen
        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.

        The Vincent
        by Kitten Mittons
        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.

        The Insane Crotch
        by krelnick
        Vodka, cranberry juice, and Tang. With a cherry.

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

        • Ginmaru

          Bless you for posting these! I was trying to find exactly this list to show my husband. This stuff was way too good not to share.

          • BrooklynBomber

            :) My pleasure.

        • UsedtobeEP

          Thank you! I read the long version but I love this shorter, “ENHANCED” version.

    • Sarah

      Oh, yeah – congrats to Qharp! I don’t even mind that you beat me, because: funny. Also, I think that if the smorgasbord that is The Santino was judiciously edited, there’s probably a drink for just about everyone in there somewhere ;)

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

      Congrats to the winner of the TLo book! I had such fun participating in the cocktail contest!

    • Ron Labhart

      “Otherwise, why not just tune into the last 5 minutes each week?” That’s how I got through seasons 11 & 12.

    • katetastrophe

      Congrats to QHarp for the much deserved win.

    • katetastrophe

      I’m not going to be able to watch in real time tonight which makes me sad. But I’m happy that I have a DVR to record it and thus will be able to ff through all the ridiculous commercials as well as workroom ho-hum.

      • Munchkn

        I asked my daughter to DVR the Inside the Actor’s Studio with Robin Williams that Bravo re-aired tonight at 8. I wish they’d show it again later tonight instead of that Kim Zolchiak dreck. I did catch the end of it.

        • Courtney

          I think the whole thing may be on You Tube.

          • Munchkn

            Parts of it are, at least. My daughter did DVR it for me. She and I can watch it together. She was probably getting her kindergartner ready for bed when it was on.

      • Susan_El

        According to my DirecTV program guide, the Robin Williams episode will be repeated on Saturday (8/23) at 7:04 am. I’m on the West Coast, so timing/availability may be completely different in other parts of the country, but it’s worth checking to see if you can catch it at that (admittedly ungodly) hour.

        • Munchkn

          I’ll be up then. I might as well not go back to sleep after I feed the cats. I’m supposed to ready to canvass for the Democrats at 10 am.

    • QHarp

      Bitter Kittens! THANK YOU!!! :)

      • Sarah

        Woo hoo! Congrats!!

      • Cheryl

        It sounds delish! You ought to market it. I’d buy a gallon or two.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Congrats and well done!

      • EveEve

        I tried it last week, and it was really, really, really, really good!

      • SoAnnaPropriate

        Congrats, QHarp! I just finished my first SantinnnnnnnZZZZZZZZZZ.

      • rainwood1

        Congrats on the win!! The Santino may be as undrinkable as his designs were unwearable, but both were highly entertaining.

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

        So funny!

      • sojourneryouth

        Well-deserved. Congrats! :)

    • Chattygal

      Tonight’s guest judge on the red carpet challenge is Lindsey Vonn. I would ask “WTF?” but why bother.

      • Sarah

        She endorsed Under Armour? (She’s a rich hottie Olympian dating a famous person)

    • SewingSiren

      Gee wiz I wonder who wins.

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

      Are we ready? Let’s start drinking!

      • FibonacciSequins

        I’m watching Hernan’s auf’ing again. What a whiner he was.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Dinner eaten, check. Dinner dishes done, check. Beer at the ready; microwave popcorn popped, check.

      Enthusiasm for the BKs, check.

      Enthusiasm for this challenge………..

      [crickets]

      Uhhhhh….

    • Courtney

      Double elimination this week? I didn’t remember that bit from the coming attractions last week, but I’d had quite a bit of sangria by then.

    • Theresa Q

      HeLLOOOO Kittens!!!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        {waves}

    • Jacob Bowen

      Here we go Bitchy Bitter Kittens!!!!!!

    • GillianHolroyd

      btw I like the gray check shirt and print pants that Heidi is wearing in the previews.

    • Kimbolina

      That intro was a cheesefest right there…

    • FibonacciSequins

      Cheesy-licious.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Heidi’s “sense of style”…short, tacky, sparkly…that’s fashion forward, unexpected, and FEARLESS???

    • GillianHolroyd

      Heidi’s sense of style… that’s an oxymoron, no?

    • Courtney

      Heidi likes the unexpected. Could have fooled me.

      Can we beat that hat off Amanda’s head?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        It could be a party game! Kind of like pin-the-tail-on-the-whatever, only different

        • FibonacciSequins

          I think you’re thinking of the pinata game. ;)

          • Courtney

            I went to a wedding shower once that had the single-shot bottles of alcohol in the pinata instead of candy. THAT was a wedding shower.

            • UsedtobeEP

              Now that’s a shower I could get behind.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Tomato, tomahto. :-)

            But you’re right.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Why doesn’t she just be straight? “I like short, tight and shiny.”

      • Jacob Bowen

        So “unexpected”!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oh, Heidieeeeeeeeee. I think you have a sense of humor, but… sometimes you’re not very self-aware.

    • marlie

      Congrats, @QHarp. But I’m going to try one of the more potable drinks. :)

    • Peeve

      I ask again, for the millionth time–have the designers watched this show before?

    • GillianHolroyd

      oh god, I love Fade’s tshirt

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Switch it up — create a look for TIM GUNN!

      • artjournallife

        And you could add flip flops for Tim from the accessory wall- sponsored by ??? I’ve lost track…

      • Adrianna Grężak

        That would be amazing

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

      I’m actually here for the beginning for once. Wasn’t feeling well and came home early. No booze for me tonight. Just seltzer.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Welcome!

    • Courtney

      Tim must have been drinking again to get the “not married to any particular look” line out.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      “Not married to any kind of look” my ass

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        well, she’s divorced so at least the first half of that sentence is true.

        • demidaemon

          BURN! I love it.

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      If I had Fade’s T-shirt, I would wear it every day.

      • Cheryl

        Huh?

        • Fashion Is Spinach

          Works for every situation!

    • Kimbolina

      ELEGANT AND SOPHISTICATED.

      • PastryGoddess

        It’s opposite day, they really mean TACKY ASS

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Was I the only one hoping for Heidi to flash the designers?

      No? Okay…nevermind.

      • Jacob Bowen

        No, it was TOTALLY a flasher moment with that trench coat.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Just think of the gif potential!

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i was hoping…

    • housefulofboys

      Ooh, a 1 day challenge, how in the world will they manage??

    • FibonacciSequins

      Oh, that hat.

    • housefulofboys

      Amanda,, let me guess – FRINGE!!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        HAND-CUT fringe!

    • Jacob Bowen

      Hahahahaha Tim’s dig at THE Mitchell for the “Elegant and Sophisticated” comment was awesome…but he just said he’s going to use SEQUINNES (“Sequince”)!

    • Courtney

      Last time she experimented with immunity she was told she’d have been on the bottom.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Korina’s sketch is like a damn locust costume. -.-

    • QHarp

      Puppy face!

    • QHarp

      And it’s Heidi, so… hooker.

    • Jacob Bowen

      “Fire Engine Red” Mitchell?

      • artjournallife

        Red on the red carpet- can Mitchell go home two weeks ago?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Wouldn’t it seem like a good-ish idea to give the red carpet Heidi challenge TWO days?

      • Courtney

        I’d bet good money that they remake whatever dress wins.

        • PastryGoddess

          by real seamstresses

          • Courtney

            Personally I think she should have to wear the actual runway creation, if they’re going to keep foisting this challenge on us. Krazy Glue and all.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        that’s precisely why they aren’t doing that.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Damn. I keep for the logic-does-not-apply rule.

          • FibonacciSequins

            I often need reminding of that myself.

    • FibonacciSequins

      What’s on Fade’s shirt?

      • Cheryl

        I repeat: Huh?

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

      Why don’t the producers have anyone with actual taste influencing their decisions?

      • FibonacciSequins

        Because they all work at Lifetime.

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        because they wouldn’t know good taste if it slapped them in the face.

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      “Red can read ‘hooker,’ or red can read ‘gorgeous.’ ”

      Place your bets!

      • Theresa Q

        Hooker with former class.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Suddenly I have “Queen of the Silver Dollar” by Dr Hook in my head.

    • PastryGoddess

      Oh Hai everyone! I’m late to the party. I have been very industrious working on getting my kitchen done. I’ve painted, stained, drilled, and hammered.

      Now to crack open that box o’ wine

      • Courtney

        Congrats on the kitchen. Doesn’t it feel good to have home renovation projects (mostly?) done?

        • PastryGoddess

          Hello Name doppleganger :)

          Yes, I am determined that our shiny new fridge, stove, and microhood are going in the kitchen this weekend. The sink area….still needs work. but dammit, I’m tired of doing the appliance shuffle

          • Courtney

            Am I now? That’s cool, I’m always the only one.

            I know exactly what you mean. I spent July stripping wallpaper and repainting my living room. I got very tired of moving furniture and drop cloths around.

          • Munchkn

            Wow! I’m impressed and jealous! I haven’t even started the real work of our kitchen reno. I know what I want, though so I guess there’s that. We have to get it done before we fall through the floor to the crawlspace.

    • Chinotto

      “Snakeskin is what’s going to make the dress high fashion.” Um, yeah.

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Teal cotton ponte with snakeskin?

    • Jacob Bowen

      Snakeskin and HIGH FASHION?!?! Please say she’s making thigh high snake skin boots!

    • QHarp

      To quote MST3K:

      ‘Mitchell. Even his name says, is that a beer?’

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        MST3K – Best. Show. Ever.

      • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

        I haven’t seen all of them, but I did see that one. Don’t they repeat his name a lot? I have memories of, “Hey! Mitchell!” and “Mitchell…..” all warning-toned.

    • Kimbolina

      Man, there’s a lot of tacky already.

    • FibonacciSequins

      “The fear sets in”

      (rubs hands together)

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Is Alexander saying that Heidi lacks taste or that he does? Or both?

      • FibonacciSequins

        I thought he was talking about The Mitchell.

        • Fashion Is Spinach

          I like all three interpretations.

        • housefulofboys

          I think he was talking about The Mitchell, but it was funny as heck that he suggested that Heidi wasn’t all tacky her self. **ooh, shiny!!**

    • Adrianna Grężak

      Fade’s personal clothes are far more interesting than most of the clothes designed on this show

      • FibonacciSequins

        This is true.

      • swanpride

        Disagree…I had him in the top every single time and last week for the win.

      • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

        Oh no, I loved his gown here.

    • Chinotto

      Adverts from Mary Kay, Best Western, and Lexus. Bizarre.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Now ZzzzQuil….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Courtney

      Does any network even show the Creative Arts Emmys?

      • FibonacciSequins

        No. They happened last weekend.

        • Courtney

          Yes. And while I know that this is good exposure for the designers and they’re coached to within an inch of their lives for the talking heads, this particular ceremony is not exactly as widely covered as the show would have us believe.

          • FibonacciSequins

            I felt like their reactions were kind of fake/confused.

          • PastryGoddess

            That’s exactly why they chose it

            • Pennymac

              There were an awful lot of those carwash dress pictures, the day after, though.

      • MilaXX

        All the way down FXM will air it on the 24th at 8pm and then in repeats

    • Kimbolina

      Good lord, that refrigerator product placement…

    • housefulofboys

      N.B. Fridge placement!

    • Jacob Bowen

      Why are we even looking in the fridge? Oh that’s right, because we had to see that “Samsung” logo and hear The Mitchell extoll it’s amazingness…ugh.

    • Courtney

      Clearly the foley guys had some fun.

    • PastryGoddess

      The cheesy sound effects are annoying

      • Cheryl

        The cheesy storm effect was from Young Frankenstein!

        • FibonacciSequins

          Oh, they are having fun.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      “I like to show a little bit of boobage” lol

      • marlie

        A *little*?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I think everything about Heidi Klum says peacock feathers & Cleopatra. (And wasn’t she Cleopatra for Halloween one year?)

      • PastryGoddess

        she has been everything for Halloween

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          I love her Halloween costumes, and I bet her party is a blast.

    • Kimbolina

      Amanda’s bib is fug.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Did The Mitchell just say, “Hot Tranny Mess”?…can’t wait for the backlash.

      ETA: I don’t think he should use it…and Lifetime should have been smart enough to edit it out.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        if I’m not mistaken, there’s a double elimination this round. My bets are on him getting eliminated.

      • Chattygal

        Yup, heard it too.

      • QHarp

        I’m surprised they didn’t edit it out.

    • Courtney

      It’s not really Heidi-sexy until the boobs are on display.

      • Chinotto

        Seriously. At least some side boob.

      • PastryGoddess

        Boobs, legs, and back

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      No, Samantha. We know you’re not scared of Amanda.

      If Mitchell had any sense, he’d tell Heidi, “The sex appeal is in you.”

    • PastryGoddess

      Oh yes, I brought materials I don’t know how to use. But it’s not my fault

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Wait. I thought Hernan was gone?

    • QHarp

      ‘I took your love of Halloween and decided to create a devil mask on your boobs.’

    • Peeve

      Hey, Heidi–’unexpected’ would be something classy!

    • FibonacciSequins

      I think Heidi was right, calling Sandhya’s a Dynasty dress.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Hahahahaha, LOVE the Dynasty reference AND the fact that Sandhya didn’t get the reference!

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      My prediction: Korina and The Mitchell eliminated.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Good guess. I think Sandhya is a dark horse right now.

      • EveEve

        i am guessing Korina goes for “safe.”

      • artjournallife

        The producers won’t allow two catty ones to be eliminated at the same time

    • Chinotto

      Lodenacke. I love the bitchy German sidebar with Fade.

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

        MORE OF THAT. So he can stay in the game!

      • PinkyK

        Me too…

      • Courtney

        I loved his facial expression, like he didn’t know if it was ok to laugh or not.

        • FibonacciSequins

          That was really good!

      • swanpride

        Lodenjacke (loden jacket)…and she just asked if he knows what a Lodenjacke is, and he said yes.

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      I want Heidi and Fade to speak German every week.

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

        I hope the producers noted how awesome that was and let Fade make it to the top.

        • Cheryl

          Also, his designs have been awesome every week, although they keep landing him in the middle.

    • Kimbolina

      Ok, Heidi and Fade speaking in German to each other was kind of great.

    • PastryGoddess

      “I wanna Sex you up!”

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Bottomless fries?

        • PastryGoddess

          No when Heidi told Korina to sex it up, that song popped into my head.

          Did I just date myself

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Hey, I referenced Dr Hook! I think you’re safe. :-)

    • Jacob Bowen

      Korina goes for the covered dress…and it needs to be sexed up.

      • FibonacciSequins

        That dress looks sad. Sex it up!

        • GillianHolroyd

          Nope, that color can’t be saved. So drab.

          • Courtney

            I think the snake is the greater share of her problem.

            • FibonacciSequins

              The snake might not look bad with the other girl’s (Samantha?) white fabric.

          • FibonacciSequins

            I don’t know what she was thinking, picking hunter green.

        • Jacob Bowen

          I think keeping Heidi’s girls covered up could be interesting, but it wouldn’t be Heidi if it didn’t scream SEEEEXXXYYYY so I gues she does have to pump up the volume.

    • ThatVampinLady

      Oh, my-lanta, the Dynasty music!

    • H2olovngrl

      The humor won out over the drinkability.

    • Chinotto

      Oh FFS Korinna, make it sleeveless, give it a thigh-high slit, and lose the snakeskin.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      She can be insightful, actually, but man, don’t these dresstestants know that this should be a planned idea they bring into the show.

      Too much time in the break room – let’s see them SEW, FIT, DESIGN. Shucks, we have another whole hour.

      • PastryGoddess

        Hav’ta shill that fridge ya know

      • Chinotto

        I’ve been watching Great British Sewing Bee and really like the time they spend on showing design and actual sewing. PR could use this to give us a break from the lesser drama.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        See, I like the 90 minute format at the start of the season because you get more than a split second of each garment on the runway, but as the designtestants get auf’d, it could go down to an hours.

    • littlebutfierce

      hello!! it’s my first time actually participating after lurking for many episodes. All I can say so far is I want more fade, he seems hilarious and interesting.

      • Courtney

        Welcome! I hope you have an adult beverage at the ready.

      • marlie

        Hi!

      • Jacob Bowen

        Welcome, and ME TOO! I forget that he’s there sometimes!

      • PastryGoddess

        Welcome, What can we get you to drink?

        • littlebutfierce

          a nice red wine, please!!

        • Jacob Bowen

          Let’s get her/him a Santino!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        {waves} Hi!

      • littlebutfierce

        thanks for all the love. ProjRun is both the best and the most frustrating part of the week!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Welcome, indeed. I’m a Fade Fan, too.

      • Shibori Girl

        Welcome! Bitter kittens from across the country salute you.

        Speaking from the left coast, I depend on eastern bitter kittens for pre-viewing commentary. This steels me for the horrors to come.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          And it’s a service we’re happy to provide.

      • MilaXX

        Hey, thanks for coming out to play!

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      The only things that Korina can do are whine about Sandhya, cry in the breakroom about snakeskin, and make ugly pink jumpsuits.

      • PinkyK

        Ain’t that the truth!

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        But (as artjournalife noted below) she has Redemption Hair!

    • Pennymac

      Hi all, I’m late to the party. So far, while I was frantically unloading groceries, I heard Heidi say”There’s no cleavage showing. where is the sex appeal?” Which made me snort, because that is exactly how I imagine she thinks thinks sexy is defined.

      • Cheryl

        You missed the “back down to the crack” crack.

      • FibonacciSequins

        She also said “don’t show the crack, but if you’re going to show the back, show the whole back.” Of course.

    • Theresa Q

      I was slightly upset about the reveal, but knowing the process actually is the show. Glad I tuned in.

    • PastryGoddess

      Did he just say Fade as in fade to black?

    • mom2ajs5

      When I saw Heidi in the dress, I couldn’t imagine why it won. But after seeing the other dresses so far, I understand a little better. But it’s still hiddy. And makes me sad because my favorite dress is a blue flapper! It’s mini though and so much cuter :-)

      • mom2ajs5

        Ohh sorry for the spoiler! I didn’t mean to!

        • marlie

          TLo mentioned above that we didn’t have to worry about spoiling. But you’re totally right.

        • FibonacciSequins

          It’s okay. I think most people here know who won. :)

    • Kimbolina

      Extra day? Extra Mood trip??

      EDIT: Called it!

      • PastryGoddess

        I think you called it

      • Courtney

        Probably both.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Please!

        ETA: I want more SWATCH!

      • GillianHolroyd

        oh you called it!

      • PinkyK

        Ding! Ding! Ding! Right on the nose!

      • FibonacciSequins

        We should have known there would be a second Mood trip after Tim emphasized how important Mood is to the competition.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      What? A Mood save??

    • Chinotto

      Return to Mood! Do not pass Go; do not collect $200.

      • PastryGoddess

        Except for Sandhya…she collects all the money

      • Shibori Girl

        Do not linger in the gold lame’ aisle.

    • Cheryl

      But Heidi wants LESS fabric, what’s the use of buying more?

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Another glimpse of Swatch!

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Ah, taking a page from Anya’s season!

      • Fashion Is Spinach

        CROOOOOOOOOW!

    • PastryGoddess

      Do the hustle Sandhya!

    • PastryGoddess

      Suck it the Fuck up Korina

      • Frank_821

        oh yes. suck it up major time

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      “I don’t do red carpet” lol

    • Chinotto

      Seriously, Korinna is dissing a 2nd chance to do a decent dress? Is it really that hard to make a long sheath with a high slit? How is this outside her comfort zone? I have nothing but questions,

      • PastryGoddess

        And she has no answers

    • Frank_821

      good lord people. it doesn’t always have to be red!

    • guest2visits

      Me too Mitchell, me too. There were some Heidi dresses developing in the workroom already.

    • Courtney

      Sticking with green…not the choice I would have made, even if it is a different shade.

      • FibonacciSequins

        It doesn’t exactly pop.

      • Chinotto

        An it’s another dull green to boot.

      • Fashion Is Spinach

        It’s greener but not bright and shiny.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Smart move, Sandhya!

    • PastryGoddess

      Um bitch, you had a chance to go back too

      • FibonacciSequins

        And they have less time to work than she does.

    • QHarp

      Wait, didn’t they all have the option to go back?

      • Chinotto

        Yep.

      • Kimbolina

        Yes.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Emily, you had the same chance, girlfriend! What’s ya deal?

    • marlie

      Wait… don’t complain about it not being fair. You could have gone back to Mood too.

    • Courtney

      And you wish you’d thought of it, Mitchell.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Go Char for supporting her!

        • housefulofboys

          I wrote the same thing, I was so glad to hear that, it confirms my feeling that Char is “good people.”

          • Courtney

            I think she would easily be the most fun to drunk-watch the show with.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Just what I was thinking!

    • Frank_821

      yes you go girl!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Emily (? blue hair?) you could have gone to Mood, too!

      • mom2ajs5

        Exactly! How is that not fair?

      • Frank_821

        the point I think she’s saying is the people who got sucky reviews were given a reprieve when they should have gotten it right from the get go. It’s unfair in that regard even though they lose out on work time.

        This is 1 of those staple challenges contestants should have been ready for

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          If that was her point, she is quite right. It didn’t come across that way, though.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      You tell em Sandhya. Mitchell, you’re irrelevant/tacky.

    • GillianHolroyd

      That’s the same shade of green on my tv.

      • QHarp

        Her colors are blush and bashful.

    • PastryGoddess

      Korina,What about jewel tone, don’t you understand? That is not emerald green. It’s still hunter green, just in a different fabric

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        The only colors she, as a designer, can really see are black and white.

      • muzan-e

        Except this time, it’s the hunter that’s finally trudged his way home from a long day in the swamps, with nothing to show for his labours save for a hungry belly, a nagging cough and an ingrained understanding of the fabled Welsh melancholy.

    • Chinotto

      WTF did Amanda make??

      • GillianHolroyd

        an Army tent?

      • FibonacciSequins

        Man, I don’t even know.

      • Courtney

        Well, when you have immunity, that’s the time to experiment. Or so sayeth the PR Sage that is Amanda.

        • FibonacciSequins

          She KNOWS. She’s been here before!

          • Courtney

            And it worked so well the last time…

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            Wow. I completely missed that! She really hasn’t mentioned it….*snort*

      • Theresa Q

        I thought the SAME thing. I’m like UGHH!

      • Munchkn

        How in the hell did she ever get in the top? That was one ugly dress! To steal a line from Blessed Event which I just finished watching the end of on TCM “I’ll be damned.” (Blessed Event is a pre-code movie.)

    • FibonacciSequins

      Mitchell has a point about Kini. He shouldn’t play it too safe.

    • MilaXX

      What are they calling her selfish when she used her brain? What was she supposed to do? Don’t hate the player, hate the game. She thought of a good workaround. Tim didn’t say she couldn’t. Don’t be made because you didn’t think of it first.

      • Kimbolina

        We all know the producers threw in the condition that you could give your money to someone else for exactly this sort of thing.

        • PastryGoddess

          How many designers are there now?

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        Honestly Sandhya is the only one in this group who can think.

        • DollyMadisonWI

          She seems to be the only one who is in both the contest and her career for the long haul. She’s got real big-picture ideas and she’s not afraid to go for it.

      • muzan-e

        It’s exactly the sort of thing that makes reality TV worth watching: unexpected audacity. It was the smart thing to do, and every other person in that room had the opportunity to do exactly the same. Honestly, the high point of the entire episode for me was watching her just delight over using a truly gorgeous fabric; her happiness was contagious. *g*

        (It also reminded me of the best thing to ever happen to the Next Top Model franchise: the Aussie girl who tempted her housemates with baked goodies. Double servings of. Baked by herself, with the addition of ever so much added dairy and sugar. She kept it up for days and days, at one point asking a camerman if he thought the other girls would ever actually realise what she was doing to them…

        Now that was underhanded.)

    • housefulofboys

      Yay Detroit girl, for supporting Sandhya’s gumption in asking others for their money. It’s a contest – if you’re not in it to win, why are you there? And Tim made it very clear to all of them that the money was to be shared. That said, if she had some extra money, she could/should have offered it to help others.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I don’t think anyone ASKED her. They’d rather bitch.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Sandhya is a very shrewd gal. I think she’s mature, she’s calculating, and she sticks to her guns. She may not win Miss Popularity, but she is competing. She is low on the oy vey scale, unlike too many others.

        • evave2

          The problem with the way she is competing (and i know that Tim said sharing was ok) was that Sandhya ended up with ALL the extra cash.
          Granted it was legal. I understand that. But she ended up buying $120/yard fabric and could’ve shared some of HER windfall with others if they needed more money.

          Wendy Pepper was “playing the game” in the first Season and she ended up being hated too. I actually did not dislike her all that much but I can understand WHY her competitors hated her (I remember Kara Saun ACTUALLY cheating re the shoes in the finale and Wendy complained –and boo hiss — Tim backed Wendy and Kara got on the phone and had the guy who GAVE her the really expensive shoes LIE and give a fake receipt — remember that? Because I disliked Kara a lot more there.)

          This “playing the game” stuff gets on my nerves. I thought Mitchell was going to be bitchy bitchy in the first episode, and I was surprised that he was a nice young man who had been trying to say “witty” things and helped people and was supportive to his other contestants.
          I get that Sandhya played the game. I just don’t like it. And then she didn’t say, I got all this extra, wanna share? I KNOW that’s not playing the game I just don’t like her attitude; i find her entitled.

          I don’t think there are any crapheads in the contestants yet so I think they are manufacturing controversy. Well, Hernan was just a jerk to Sandhya but he’s gone. Anybody else that is just a jerk?

      • AnneElliot

        I love Char. She seems to have a low BS threshold.

      • swanpride

        Honestly, I was a little bit surprised that all those designer gave her the money…in their place I would have said “no, I’ll distribute it between all of those who go evenly”.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Whoa, that brief shot of Fade’s dress – the movement of that print! That man has a vision.

      • GillianHolroyd

        Crossing my fingers that he’ll FINALLY make top 3

      • FibonacciSequins

        I missed it. That’s probably the only glimpse they’ll give us until the runway.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        Yes, it looked like an optical illusion!

      • rainwood1

        I don’t usually love prints and I adore everything he’s done on the show. He’s by far the best designer there and the judges are just ignoring it. I had little respect for PR anyway, but this doesn’t help.

    • littlebutfierce

      I can’t decide if fade’s fabric is hypnotizing or eye-bleed-inducing.

      • artjournallife

        but it keeps you looking

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

      Koruna, please, you had a chance too.

      • mom2ajs5

        I know! All the whining is annoying.

    • PastryGoddess

      if Korina’s mouth got any tighter she wouldn’t be able to talk

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Korina’s trying really hard to save her ass by being dramatic.

      • Chinotto

        Last grasp for airtime before her auf. I really don’t get why this challenge would be so unimaginable for her. It’s not like menswear or a jacket or even something technically challenging.

        • Kimbolina

          Exactly! Just make some tacky-ass dress and you’ll be safe enough to stay till next week.

          • Chinotto

            For real. Korinna is wearing a cute tank top. Make a floor length version, give it an NSFW slit, and done.

    • QHarp

      ‘And this green is the exact same color, so I think I’ll be fine.’

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Yeah, I didn’t think that green was particularly different. It’s definitely not a jewel tone.

      • Courtney

        Listening to her is like listening to my sophomores. They keep doing the same wrong thing over and over without a clue, too. Then they whine about how unfair it is that I just don’t give them an A.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Have they shown Fade AT ALL this episode? Besides when he spoke with Heidi? Is he not interesting (aka dramatic) enough?

      • littlebutfierce

        i feel like half the designers have been like that this season, just been shown in the shadows of Sandhya and Amanda and the like.

      • Chinotto

        Geben uns mehr Fade!

      • alyce1213

        They showed 1/2 second of his revised design, big skirt, optical illusiony.

        • Jacob Bowen

          I missed it…too busy typing/reading.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I liked it. Maybe it’ll get some judge love?

          • alyce1213

            Hope so.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            If ONLY!!

      • QHarp

        Who would have thought that the dude who calls himself ‘fade zu grau’ would be the one who keeps his head down and quietly turns out solid work every week?

        • SouthernGirlRena

          Now that you mention it, I don’t think he has done any of the snarky sound bit interviews.

        • Chartreusite

          fade is definitely the pleasant surprise of the season. I for one expected him to be unbearably pretentious but he’s like the cool uncle I wish I could’ve had to show me how to dress stylishly quirky when I became a teen.

      • Fashion Is Spinach

        He concentrates on his work and doesn’t talk trash about the other designers–or claim to be worried about them.

        So, no.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        He’s very interesting, to my way of thinking, but he gets no airtime…..

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Jeez, Heidi, if you hate a color, you could have flat-out said, “Don’t give me something X.” As it happens, I love hunter green. I’d be drawn to it, too. That said, Korina, honey… you bought the same color she hated the first time, but in a different material. She’s the client. It doesn’t matter if you love it. Make something for yourself from it.

      • Cheryl

        Didn’t she ask Mitchell, “is this Emerald Green?” in Mood? I don’t think she knew what a jewel tone was.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          She did… and he told her it was. The question would be, did he really not know or was he playing the game? Does she think “jewel tone” means “same color with a shine”?

          • Paula Carr

            I noticed that she asked, but I also noticed that his reply was seriously low key. I think he was so stressed that he didn’t even hear what she said, but just kinda was “yeah, whatever.”

        • FibonacciSequins

          I don’t understand why she thinks that color emerald green.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        That was the fault of the challenge, “make a gown for Heidi” (a woman has access to anything and everything imaginable) is too vague. Nina listed a bunch of things she hated for her challenge, but at least it was less broad than “Heidi wears all kinds of necklines”

    • guest2visits

      So…by the looks of it a lot of designers were thinking they were dressing a 41yr old…. SURPRISE!

      • MilaXX

        HAH!!! silly designers

    • Jacob Bowen

      “Aldo styling wall” still makes me giggle…

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      “I had no idea how difficult beading a dress would be” And you’re supposed to be the experienced one?

      • mom2ajs5

        I’ve never beaded anything partly because I can imagine how difficult it would be! Isn’t that common sense?!

        • PastryGoddess

          It also takes longer than 12 hours. She would have done better to go back and buy 2 yards of beaded fabric

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Did you just mention “common sense” in reference to a dresstetant? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

          • mom2ajs5

            Good point!!!! :-))))

    • QHarp

      Sean’s dress says ‘You might not ever be rich, but lemme tell you it’s better than being a bitch.’

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Aldo and Mary Kay are cheap crap, but Philip B. shampoo costs up to $100 a bottle. What’s that about?

    • QHarp

      Uh, the person who had 12 hours and wasted the first 7.

    • PastryGoddess

      good lord, the level of navel gazing this episode is vomit inducing

    • Kimbolina

      No spoilers, but yeah, after seeing some of these looks, I can see how the winner was in the top.

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

        The shiniest turd wins?

    • Courtney

      Heidi and “pale lip” don’t really go together in my mind.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Heidi is DEFINITELY not “Au Natural”…

    • Jacob Bowen

      Whatever happened to Tom and Lorenzo’s tweets showing up here? I really liked that!

      • Guest

        They’re busy on Twitter :)

        • Jacob Bowen

          I know, and I have Twitter opened in another tab, but they showed up on this feed too, which I really liked for the fact that I didn’t have to jump back and forth.

      • PastryGoddess

        They don’t show up on disqus. I don’t think they have for a while

        • Jacob Bowen

          They did on the first episode, because I was REALLY surprised that it was possible.

      • Peeve

        I know! They were showing up on the first episode open thread, but since then they’ve disappeared. It was nice to have them in the same place and not have to switch back and forth, which I won’t do anymore.

        • Jacob Bowen

          I’ve been doing it, but I just get frustrated when all of the other people I follow on Twitter seem to post an EXTREMELY obscene amount on Thursday nights during PR, so TLo’s tweets get a bit lost.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            You can just show TLo’s feed. It makes it easier. (I wish they’d tag the designer they’re talking about though, sometimes I have trouble matching the comment to the dress.)

          • Lisa_Co

            Under “more” on twitter, just search for Tom and Lorenzo and you’ll only see a TLo tweets.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Sean, then Emily’s the only damn one who understand’s Heidi’s aesthetic.

    • Chinotto

      I’m surprised to see so many short dresses. Is it because it’s the sub-Emmys?

      • Courtney

        Well, it IS for Heidi Klum…

    • Bean Bunny

      It’s driving me nuts that this Mary Kay makeup has no pigmentation. None. They’d do better to color on the models with chalk.

    • marlie

      Haven’t the designers figured out that if you suspect that your garment is too short, then it IS too short?

    • PastryGoddess

      Alexander has some nerve talking shit about a dress being too short

    • myristica_fragrans

      korina’s gonna find a way to blame sandyha for her hideous dress.

      • marlie

        “I didn’t win, so it’s clearly Sandhya’s fault.”

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Pretty much. :-)

        • myristica_fragrans

          “if i had that much money, i would’ve done better, blah blah, whatever”
          the extra cash doesn’t guarantee her anything.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Yeah. She’d have bought the same green, but maybe with crystal snakeskin on it.

            • myristica_fragrans

              notice how all the complaining jerks didn’t ask.

      • housefulofboys

        Even money it’s Sandhya

      • PastryGoddess

        Oh yes, she HAD to buy that ugly hideous fabric. It was the only thing she could afford

        • housefulofboys

          Yes, Mood only carries budget fabric in shades of hunter green…

          • artjournallife

            hunter green that’s labeled “emerald”

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        Well clearly she should have shared some of her ill gotten extra money!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Dear god. I could sew something better than the back of Korinna’s dress. I laughed out loud.

    • Kimbolina

      This Saved By the Bell movie looks cheesy as hell.

      • Courtney

        My husband and I were just wondering who, exactly, was waiting for that movie.

        • myristica_fragrans

          all these hipsters who were too young to remember the 90s and are obsessed with it.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Me. It looks spectacularly awful.

          • myristica_fragrans

            they need to make a melrose place movie. now that i would watch.

      • myristica_fragrans

        nobody’s hot and they’re all too short.

        • Kimbolina

          They all have such terrible wigs too. I feel embarrassed for the actors.

    • Chattygal

      Don’t worry, THE Mitchell. We’re laughing at you too.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        exactly what I was thinking.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Oh, Heidi. If you’re going to give away “surprise” benefits, give them an extra day. Lesson learned?

      This is going to be a trainwreck of a runway.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        The lesson won’t be learned. Producers love trainwrecks apparently.

      • Shibori Girl

        Surprise benefits? From Heidi? That noise you hear is my mind boggling.

    • Courtney

      This runway is going to be brutal. If Nina’s been nasty up to now, I can only imagine what awaits when she sees some of these dresses.

    • littlebutfierce

      BBC is playing Doctor Who right now and I am very torn between rewatching The Big Bang or watching the runway show.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Holy Hannah, since I’m of a certain age, Aldo is unknown to me, but man, the ads for that down-market mall dreck makes choosing it as the Accessory Wall provider….. not thoughtful at all.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Bahahaha

      • Adrianna Grężak

        There’s an Aldo near my apartment. Some stuff catches my eye when I walk by (I’m an urban 25 year old, the target market), but man, sometimes the stuff in there is a slight upgrade from Top Shop

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          In a small defense – Aldo was where I finally found flat black sandals that could go dressy or casual.

          • Adrianna Grężak

            Yeah, there’s plenty of wearable stuff there. But then there’s sparkles.

      • Courtney

        I had a pair of Aldo shoes I wore for a good 4-5 years when I first stated teaching, but they weren’t anything that would work on a runway. I was really disappointed when I shot the heels through and had to get rid of them. I’ve never found a good replacement that made my feet look that small.

      • Fanny_Trollope

        “Be sure to use the stripper shoe wall thoughtfully.”

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

      Did they show chars dress?

      • Adrianna Grężak

        It was the first one

    • myristica_fragrans

      lol, ok lindsey vonn.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Heidi consistently wears ugly clothes.

      • Fashion Is Spinach

        She has plenty to choose from here.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Oh yes, when I think “Olympic Skier” I think “FASHIONABLE”!

    • Chinotto

      Heidi’s outfit allows her to critique — anything?

    • Courtney

      If there really is a double elimination, will Tim step in and use his save in dramatic (totally non-contrived) fashion?

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Char’s looks pretty decent.

    • GillianHolroyd

      oh char. Prom.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Char’s seems like a purple bedsheet.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Short Tight SHINY!

    • Kimbolina

      Of course Heidi’s gonna smile at something that short.

    • Chinotto

      “Heidi is smiling” because it’s short enough to see the good china …

    • Courtney

      I think with different shoes she could be a streetwalker.

    • QHarp

      Wow. That’s terrifyingly short.

    • Frank_821

      ooooh that look on zac’s face

    • Jacob Bowen

      Zac’s face said it ALL!

    • FibonacciSequins

      I just spit out my Santino at Zac’s face.

    • MilaXX

      Mitchell made a prom dress. Too safe

    • QHarp

      Sideways vagina bodice.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Mitchell’s: Exploded Ketchup bottle.

    • MilaXX

      Korina made a bridesmaid dress.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oh, Mitchell, and Korina, just concede. Those are really cringeworthy.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I won’t be surprised if two of those three go home.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Korina. Yikes.

    • Chinotto

      wow; ugly green and 1970s prom.

    • marlie

      I love Fade’s.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Fade knocks it out the park again.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        And gets a pat on the back and an invitation to ride the pine for another week.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Fade’s is interesting at least.

    • Courtney

      I like fade’s because you can still tell it’s his. And it’s kind of unconventional for red carpet.

    • housefulofboys

      Love love love Fade’s dress. Stunning!!!

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Lindsey Vonn wouldn’t wear Korina’s.

    • QHarp

      Fade’s is like the dress equivalent of a Nagel painting. But… in a good way?

    • MilaXX

      That dress is too stiff, like an unconventional materials dress.

    • Chinotto

      Oh, if they have to blur it . . .

      • Courtney

        Did they? I missed it, but I won’t torment hubby by rewinding.

        • Chinotto

          Yes, about when Heidi said “see her cheeks”

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Yay, FADE! HE took a chance; that’s the most unexpected of all of them.

    • marlie

      Sandhya’s is gorgeous.

      • FibonacciSequins

        But she should have put a slit in there.

        • marlie

          It would have been easier to walk in.

      • myristica_fragrans

        mitchell can sit on a tack, as my mother would say.

      • GillianHolroyd

        Well, I think the fabric is doing all the work there.

        • myristica_fragrans

          she was the only one smart enough to get that cash, so she can rock on.

        • marlie

          Maybe that was a smart move. Pick some gorgeous fabric, that can do all of the heavy lifting, and make a simple yet interesting silhouette to show off the fabric. Especially since she had even less time to actually do the work.

          • housefulofboys

            Exactly, otherwise she might have ended up with a poorly cut, poorly fitted and poorly sewn dress in a flimsy fabric that shows all flaws. Right, Korina?

    • Frank_821

      damn I like Sandhya’s but it’s not really heidi

      • Adrianna Grężak

        I didn’t understand why some of the designers acted like she had an unfair advantage. Tim clearly said they can ask other designers for money (and the producers were right to suspect that this could start drama). Good example of how reality competitions require politics – she saved herself by forming friendships and asking for money

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Because she’s doing well and not sucking up and it’s way more fun to passive-aggressively whine about Sandhya than to actually try to produce something worthwhile?

          Of course, I’m just guessing.

          • muzan-e

            Because there’s a line in the contract which requires you to announce your intentions in the first episode with a vigorous “I’m not here to make friends! I’m here to win!”

    • alyce1213

      Fade’s is gorgeous. Gasp-worthy.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Alexander’s is the ugliest thin he’s designed.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Sandhya — gorgeous fabric, boring-as-hell dress!

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Sandhya’s was gorgeously minimalist.

    • MilaXX

      Krisitie’s is bad. Cheap looking.

    • Chinotto

      Kini’s [sp?} looks like a Spanish funeral gown

      • PastryGoddess

        It’s missing a mantilla and peineta to hold it up

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Heidi would look good in Kini’s but I don’t like it that much.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I now completely understand Heidi’s choice.

      • MilaXX

        The color alone stood out in that sea of hot messes.

        • FibonacciSequins

          And the movement. I think Fade’s is the only other dress that moved.

    • Courtney

      Kini clearly misread the design brief if he thought conservative was a good adjective to pursue.

      • PastryGoddess

        Kini just makes whatever he can make in 2 hours. He doesn’t really care what they’re asking for

        • Courtney

          I can sort of respect that as a game plan. Others have gone deep on similar strategies. I just thought it was funny he was so proud that a dress for Heidi was conservative.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      COOKIE MONSTER

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Now Sean’s using fringe?

      • PastryGoddess

        he did a much better job than Amanda

        • Adrianna Grężak

          His dress looked great when the model moved (in a specific, probably choreographed way) but I’m still underwhelmed by it

      • FibonacciSequins

        In the right way.

    • marlie

      I like Kini’s. Not win-worthy, but I still like it.

    • Chinotto

      Oh, Amanda. Walk like an Egyptian?

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      EWWW AMANDA EWW

    • PastryGoddess

      Char: Not tight enought
      Emily: A bit too on point
      THE Mitchell: Gurl bye
      Korina: A walking sack of tears
      Fade: Love, but not Heidi’s aesthetic
      Alexander: Holy Buttcheeks Batman!
      Sandhya: Damn Gurl!
      Samantha: Looks like she’s pooping chiffon
      Kristine: Hot Tranny Mess
      Kini: Basic Bitch of a dress. to bad it’s not a color
      Sean: Looks amazing in motion
      Amanda: Stiff and not enough sex appeal

      • FibonacciSequins

        Had to laugh at “pooping chiffon”

        *and “a walking sack of tears”

      • AnneElliot

        You had me at “walking sack of tears.” Brilliant!!!

    • MilaXX

      Amanda’s dress is just ugly

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

      THE RETURN OF THE WIGGIDY WACK – Amanda-style.

    • Frank_821

      Amanda’s turned ou much better than I thought

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      WHAT IS THAT???? Amanda, what?

    • QHarp

      Again, Fade’s in the middle?

    • littlebutfierce

      WHAT how is fade not on top???

    • Courtney

      Sigh. Fade in the middle again.

    • Kimbolina

      WHAT, Fade’s not in the top??!

    • GillianHolroyd

      Damn you Heidi. Fade is just safe AGAIN?

    • Mrs David Tennant

      Fade didn’t get top 3????????

    • scoobysnacks

      What??? Sandhya and Fade aren’t in the top?

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Damnit, no critique for Fade…. again.

      • Chinotto

        The color was wrong for Heidi but what a fab dress.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I think she could have rocked the color, but I guess it’s not one she’d pick.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Sandhya and Fade should have both been in the top. Whatever. Alexander should have been in the bottom.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I wasn’t thrilled with Sandhya’s dress. The material was lovely, but the dress? Eh.

    • Courtney

      I guess Fade needs to knife someone in the design room to get actual feedback from the judges.

      • QHarp

        Even then, they’d probably just charge him with manslaughter– not no charges, not enough to get you respect in jail.

    • alyce1213

      Fade is still in the pack? They suck.

      • FibonacciSequins

        That’s so wrong.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      IS AMANDA FUCKING IN THE TOP SERIOUSLY?

      • Courtney

        At least we know she doesn’t win? Cause I cannot imagine how insufferable she’d become with back to back wins.

        • artjournallife

          I don’t want to imagine that

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

      So, they just put the best dresses in the middle now, huh?

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Apparently……

      • PastryGoddess

        Until they get down to the top 8 or so, yeah. I can see it. they put the good designers in the middle to keep them safe.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          That makes far too much sense.

      • housefulofboys

        Here’s my guess: the producers think that the audience will get bored watching the same (talented) designers win every week throughout the season, so they concentrate on the more controversial / colorful (I’m trying to be kind here) designers whether or not they have any skills. Then, they think we’ll be so excited when the good designers start getting some recognition. Lifetime gives no thought to the possibility that the audience might actually want to look at interesting, beautiful, well-made clothing.

    • Mrs David Tennant

      I think it’d be interesting to have a short critique on every dress, just once in a while.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I love your name!

        • Mrs David Tennant

          Why, thank you!

    • Frank_821

      honestly I wasn’t that crazy about Fade’s. it looked great in the back but only decent in the front

      sandhya’s was gorgeous but not really right for the client

    • Jacob Bowen

      …I actually really like the fringe dress. I just wish it hadn’t been after Amanda had just used fringe.

      • myristica_fragrans

        his was more fun.

        • Courtney

          His was not heinous.

    • Louise Bryan

      I don’t get why Fade was in the middle again. His dress and Sandya’s monument to expensive fabric were the best looking.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Because it’s for Heidi.

        • Call me Bee

          That’s too bad–fade’s was beautiful, even though the fabric was doing the heavy lifting….

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

        I get why Sandhya was in the middle – its probably not right to reward someone for letting the fabric do literally all the work – but the producers really hate Fade for some reason.

        • pdquick

          It’s a bit resorty. It would be perfect for Cannes.

          But the Emmys are held in LA in the summer, so why not?

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

      sandya: beautiful fabric!

    • GillianHolroyd

      … Two aufs? Tim saves one… Alexander?

    • Kimbolina

      Ok, in a way, I can see why Sandhya wasn’t in the top. The fabric was gorgeous but the design wasn’t the most exciting. The fabric was doing all the work.

    • Peeve

      Loved Fade’s dress, but it’s too classy for Heidi.

      • DeTrop

        You’re so right.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      That Red Robin commercial said it all – “all good things must come to an end.” The judges are raving about a simple fringe dress. Project Runway has really fizzled out

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

      So, the “fan favorite” thing – totally bullshit, amiright?

      • PastryGoddess

        gotta be

      • Courtney

        Certainly among THIS particular collection of fans.

        • Chattygal

          I have yet to find anyone who likes Amanda as a designer or a person. The judges’ affection for her is mind-boggling.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Maybe if we Bitter Kittens could be bothered to participate….

      • SouthernGirlRena

        One of the other choices was Ken, who was (believe it or not) even more horrible. I can’t remember who the third choice was but surely he/she was better.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          It was Alexander “Gay Brows” from the same season – they fought in the hallway when Ken was moving into the apartment.

          • Andrea B

            Alexander “Drag Brows” Pope! Acid Betty’s designer. I think he was a little awesome, actually.

            • Swiftlytiltingplanet

              Thank you! I thought “Gay Brow” was not quite right, but I just couldn’t get there!

              Considering the options, I really thought it was going to be him that came back. I wish it had been.

    • QHarp

      Maybe their not rewarding Fade because of aufbringenzeitzschlaflenen? Which is a German word I just made up meaning ‘the appearance of favoritism due to having the same nationality’?

      • Adrianna Grężak

        That explains why Uli was robbed

      • Call me Bee

        That’s a great word. Seems to mean “bringing time sleep”

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I love your word. I think it’s perfect.

      • swanpride

        You mean “Heimatbonus”? (Yes, German allows to make up a fitting word even for that).

    • Adrianna Grężak

      Char’s draped dress came out and I thought, remember Rami’s amazing draping? Remember when designers more unique than Amanda got sent home?

      • QHarp

        ‘Memories… like the corners of my mind… Misty Bravo colored memories….’

        • Call me Bee

          Ahahahahha…

        • rainwood1

          You are on FIRE these days, QHarp.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Kini’s might be my favorite. It’s not really for Heidi. Covers up too much.

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

      Oh also, the “you can give money” was totally engineered to create drama among the designers and they were never going to reward someone for buying more expensive fabrics.

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

      WIGGIDY WACK.

      • PastryGoddess

        It’s nineties throwback in the comments this week

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

          lol I was more thinking of Nick Verreos talking to Santino about Marla’s wiggidy wack.

          • Jacob Bowen

            Oh Marla…

    • PastryGoddess

      Love Heidi’s blank face

    • Tigerfly

      Elegant?!

    • mom2ajs5

      Do we think they’re being hard on Fade at this point because of the German connection? they don’t want to give the impression of favorites? Other than the favoritism they already show that is?!

      • Chartreusite

        Potentially. It’s one of the running theories why Heidi was so hard on Gordana in season 6.

        • Paula Carr

          But Gordana wasn’t German. She was ????

          Had to look it up she was from the former Yugoslavia. Although her name suggests German ethnicity, and she did go to Germany to study.

    • housefulofboys

      Oh, please, Amanda. “I really listened…” Of course you did.

    • Jacob Bowen

      The beaded trim gave me an allergic reaction! Go Zac!

      • Courtney

        It had a wall-hanging quality about it.

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Don’t you dare use the Tim Gunn Save!

    • scoobysnacks

      Amanda’s looks like Hippy Pocahontas.

    • Kimbolina

      WHAT IS THIS. Amanda’s in the top? And it’s “elegant”. WTF. Well, I guess elegant for Heidi. Zac and Nina seem less enthused.

    • Chinotto

      Thank you, Zac! A beaded Egyptian curtain. Re: Heidi & Nina, is Amanda holding their children hostage?

    • FibonacciSequins

      How are they not criticizing that sad bodice on Amanda’s dress? It’s all lumpy and droopy.

      • Mrs David Tennant

        It’s very lumpy going all the way down. It’s really not good.

        • FibonacciSequins

          I actually missed the bottom as I was typing. I completely believe you.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      What?????? More Amanda love? For the love of manipulation. That dress is a horror.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Thank you, Zac. I’m allergic to it, too.

    • QHarp

      Nina’s giving a masterclass in backhanded compliments to Amanda.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Why are they in the top if you have problems with the dress?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Amanda’s is even uglier close up. And Nina seems to be in physical pain praising it.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        Both Nina and Zac looked pretty uncomfortable. I’m not necessarily a Marie Claire or Zac Posen clothing fan, but both of them have legitimate fashion careers.

    • PastryGoddess

      My goodness Nina was using all her diplomatic tact for Amanda this week. I swear those producers have a picture with her and a goat

    • EveEve

      Amanda in the top? how much longer do we have to pretend this makes sense?

      • artjournallife

        We’re done pretending, the producers, on the other hand…

    • myristica_fragrans

      mitchell needs to go.

      • Call me Bee

        Charmuese–ack. But remember how Wendy could tailor that–even MK thought so

    • marlie

      “I don’t mind wearing a short dress, but it has to be elegant.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! That’s a good one, Heidi.

      • Tigerfly

        I almost choked when she said that, lol.

    • Kimbolina

      Nina just looks so disgusted with everything.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      How did Mitchell even get past the first round of auditions? I haven’t gotten the impression that he has any ideas or skills

      • Courtney

        He’s good for a sound bite.

      • myristica_fragrans

        same way anya did.

        • Adrianna Grężak

          I wasn’t on the Anya bandwagon, but at least she had a clear (limited, but clear) design perspective

    • PastryGoddess

      Nina is using all her words today

    • myristica_fragrans

      what is lindsey vonn selling? why is she here?

    • Frank_821

      In honesty I think they are giving Amanda marginal praise

      I know I seem to be in the majority but I kind of like her piece. Not winning but I liked it

      • oldscrumby

        I’d probably like it a lot better if Laura Bennett had made it. That beading looks pretty damn shoddy and it doesn’t move with the dress very well…which is to be expected when you have an inexperienced beader with only a day to cover a bodice.

    • Chinotto

      And why is Ski Girl judging on a red carpet challenge?

      • PastryGoddess

        She has a rich boyfriend

        ….that wasn’t very nice was it

        • pdquick

          I think I read that she makes boatloads of money on endorsements. She was the darling of the Olympics until she got injured.

        • demidaemon

          No, but I still love you for it.

      • MilaXX

        Scary thing is ski girl is making sense.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          All things considered, that’s not all that hard right now!

      • tired_mommy

        Exactly. I saw her at a Tiger Woods Foundation charity event and let’s just say she has taste-issues…

        • Paula Carr

          Yeah, the outfit she’s wearing for the runway is not flattering at all. You need to be waif-like to carry that look off. Lindsay Vonn is not fat, but she has an athletic build, and she looks like a mom wearing her toddler’s clothes.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      “Great evening wear requires a lot of time and skill” lol one day challenge.

      • librarylady2u

        My sentiments exactly!

      • housefulofboys

        I couldn’t believe those words came out of his mouth.

      • pdquick

        What followed it was even better: “And you [Mitchell] were obviously out of your element.” BAM!

    • scoobysnacks

      Zac said actress with a straight face.

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

        RIGHT

      • FibonacciSequins

        I’m not sure he even realized he called Heidi an actress. I think he was on autopilot.

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

      The ombre isn’t dramatic enough for me to find it interesting – I don’t even remember noticing it on the red carpet.

      • myristica_fragrans

        i wish he would’ve used 3 or 4 colors of blue.

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

          Yeees.

        • Jacob Bowen

          Yeah, it would have made it an actual ombre. Now it is more of a two tone dress instead of an ombre.

      • Truthiness2U

        Ombre in a Project Runway ‘red carpet dress’ challenge. This just brings back some Austin Scarlett Nancy O’Hell memories. Obviously I haven’t moved past the bitterness yet. Which means I’m in the right place.

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Did Zac just call Heidi an actress?

      • Adrianna Grężak

        Same thought. I’m like, wait what? what has she acted in?

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

          She acts as a fashion expert.

        • Frank_821

          she’s actually made guest appearances in a few tv sitcoms

          • Lisa_Co

            She played Michael J. Fox’s girlfriend in a few episodes on a sitcom about 15 years ago. In the show, he played a deputy mayor of NYC. I think the show was called “Spin City”.

        • housefulofboys

          Project Runway, every damn week.

        • alyce1213

          She had (has?) that show with kids, and there’s some play acting on that.

    • Chinotto

      Agh, that green is even worse outside the workroom

    • Kimbolina

      Look at the zipper on Korina’s… Damn.

    • Mrs David Tennant

      JUMPSUIT??!!!

      • scoobysnacks

        Gumby.

        • PastryGoddess

          hahahahahahahahhahahahahaha

        • dharmabum8

          Haaaaahaaaa! It was so Gumby green.

      • PastryGoddess

        Nina has run out of words

      • Frank_821

        actually a halston style jumpsuit would be pretty fab and heidi could pull that off

    • QHarp

      Nina! No!

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Has Korina ever seen an emerald?

      • FibonacciSequins

        There must have been a tag with that name on the bolt at Mood.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      “Finishings aren’t perfect” lol they aren’t even good girlfriend.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      Why is Heidi wearing faux snakeskin when she just reamed Karina for it?

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Korina’s was real.

      • pdquick

        But she also said, “I don’t want it to look faux-snakeskin.” When Korina said, “It’s real snakeskin,” Heidi replied, “That’s even worse.”

    • Munchkn

      Why the fuck does Nina love jumpsuits so much? Has she ever tried to pee while wearing one?

      • mom2ajs5

        Nina doesn’t pee ;-)

        • marlie

          Glad to see we’re on the same wavelength.

          • mom2ajs5

            I know! I just saw that too! :-)

      • marlie

        The great Nina Garcia doesn’t pee.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      It’s not a happy emerald green because it’s NOT EMERALD GREEN! What is wrong with these people?

      • Mrs David Tennant

        It’s so true!

    • QHarp

      Like, I get red carpet and fanciness, but why would you pick slippery-ass, finicky fabric for a dress you have 5 hours to make?

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Korina is a really talented crier.

      • PastryGoddess

        BOOM!

      • berkeleygirl

        Maybe if she’d spent more time on her garment and less time checking out everyone’s fabric…

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Are you suggesting that she actually work? Pshaw.

        • pdquick

          Or asking for other people’s money to buy better fabric instead of complaining about Sandhya doing it.

    • MilaXX

      So Kristine, Mitchell & Korina in the bottom. Who’s the worse? My money is on Mitchell & Korina. Kristie at least had elements they liked.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Has to be Korina, no?

    • myristica_fragrans

      oh lord at this mess of a show.

    • susan6

      Amanda’s dress is so Becky Home-Eccy. Crafty but not in a good way. Why do they like it? Forgettable green dress girl is going home.

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

      I like Avon more than Mary Kay. Just sayin’, Lifetime.

      • Chinotto

        I’m trying to peg their target market from these ads. I’m getting Cat Lady who shops at WalMart, drives a Lexus, and has COPD. It’s confusing.

        • PastryGoddess

          That’s about it.

        • Adrianna Grężak

          Don’t. Insult. Cat Ladies.

      • Chattygal

        I would totally respect them if they went with Avon. Mary Kay just gives me flashbacks to being work-harassed by a MK lady.

        • Adrianna Grężak

          Maybe it’s Mary Kay’s attempt at rebranding?

          • Chattygal

            Their broadcast ads aren’t bad, to be honest. But the time I relented and tried the products – admittedly about ten years ago – I just did *not* like them. Weirdly textured and smelling lipsticks. The eye makeover remover that was greasier than a basket of bottomless fries… just ugh. Maybe they’ve re-formulated.

            • Mrs David Tennant

              I had the same problem, but I tried some last year, and their foundation is really very good, and it actually matches my skin tone which is damned near impossible.

            • Chattygal

              They must have re-done the foundation – I found it super… thick, like I was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask no matter how lightly I tried to apply it. Glad to hear they have stepped up their game.

            • Call me Bee

              Please try them again. They’ve changed a lot. I use the eye shadow (neutrals) and the are pretty and powered and last forever. The skin care stuff is pretty good, too. As high quality as Clinique, which I’ve used since the 70s. (Not an employee, honest. Just a satisfied customer.)

            • Chattygal

              That’s good to hear, I will definitely check them out. Can one bypass a rep and order direct?

            • Call me Bee

              Yes–everything is on the website.

            • Chattygal

              Thank you for the feedback :)

            • artjournallife

              …greasier than a basket of bottomless fries, L.O.L.

          • PastryGoddess

            I have their foundation and I really like it. I apply with a brush rather than a sponge. Their eyeshadow and shadow pencils are ok, but not really the right tone for my skin. I have to do a lot of blending.

            I have the motorized cleansing brush, I got it because it was cheap, $50 bucks or so. I love it. And if it breaks, it didn’t cost me $200

        • artjournallife

          I once had a nightmare of a supervisor that sold Mary Kay. You never knew what would bite you in the ass or why. Made it extra fun to refuse to buy the product when it could show up in some weird P-A way during a performance review.

          • Chattygal

            Yikes. I had a colleague who sold it and caved thinking if I bought something, she’d back off. BAD idea. That’s why when I completed my ascent to Department Dictator, I forbade people soliciting coworkers like that. Post it in a common area and let people choose if they want to buy it if they like; but cozying up to office mates just to hard sell them cookie dough or cosmetics? Not on my watch!

      • pdquick

        It took me until this week to really appreciate how shitty the makeup is this season. I noticed last week, but I was thinking that designers were styling down for the challenge. This week I reallized, it’s the fucking Mary Kay! That shit sucks.

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

          The Avon Mark products are actually really nice – I need to get more of their silver metallic eyeliner because it is nice and BRIGHT. I like using a little silver as a highlight at the corners of my eyes, and the Avon one really reflected light into my eyes in a chic modern way that I appreciated.

          No, I’m not an Avon lady. I went to a ladies mentoring event in college where they have giftbags with avon things (let’s ignore the “lolwut” of a university giving out free makeup to lady professionals) and all the products inside were good.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      The judging is so beyond whack this season what is my life coming to god

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        The judging is why we drink (so much).

    • PastryGoddess

      At least they found some redeeming qualities about Kristine’s dress. Mitchell and Korina’s NO

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I’m betting Mitchell for the Auf. Any of the bottom three and several others are in the running, but I think the producers will find the least use for Mitchell, since he turned out to be pretty normal after all.

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

      “Fashion accessory for all Red Robin servers.” HAHAHAAHAHA I did NOT notice that before.

      • myristica_fragrans

        i still can’t get over that.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Jinx!

    • mom2ajs5

      This show is like our old friend who was so fun back in the day, but had run off course and is now just an empty shell of their old selves.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Stop saying “opportunity design an accessory for the servers of Red Robin” like it’s a real prize!

      • nobhill

        Maybe they’ll have the “privilege” of designing flair.

        Flair, courtesy of The Urban Dictionary: “Buttons and other decorative accessories added to a work uniform, esp. at chain restaurants. Almost universally despised by restaurant workers and customers alike.” Oh, the prestige!

        • decormaven

          That should totally be the next competition for BKs – to design a “flair” button for the PR dresstestants.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Zac that back looks like Mickey Mouse getting his head squeezed in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • PastryGoddess

      Polished from hippy dippy trippy Amanda really?

    • Chinotto

      I have new-found empathy for Heidi’s stylists. Listening to the judges trying to steer her to “tasteful” is like eavesdropping on an intervention.

    • Fashion Is Spinach

      Zac just compared Amanda to Geoffrey Beene.

      • PastryGoddess

        My brain just broke

      • Call me Bee

        Oh barf.

      • FibonacciSequins

        My jaw dropped.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        A little over 30 years ago I did the Geoffrey Beene trademark work. I never knew Geoffrey Beene, but Geoffrey Beene’s business was a client of my firm, and Amanda, you’re no Geoffrey Beene.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Haha. Good one, NDC!

        • Courtney

          I Googled him, and saw that the net profits from his products go to a variety of charities, including Alzheimer’s research, Save the Children, and scholarship programs. He sounds like a first class guy.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Well, “sounded.” He was a very decent and thoughtful professional. He’s been dead for 10 years; his fashion house lives on under other tutelage and n longer produces women’s garments.

    • Mrs David Tennant

      zac is very touchy-feely, isn’t he?

      • FibonacciSequins

        He always likes to fiddle with the fabric.

    • QHarp

      Korina’s dress is certainly fabric that was sewn together and put on a model.

    • Courtney

      Nina is so offended by this dress, it’s kind of awesome.

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      At least Kristine’s design doesn’t have a wonky a f zipper or shitty seams. It’s just hideous, but you could say much worse about the other two.

    • Call me Bee

      Really–Nina is crabby again. I think she’s reached her limit.

    • Chattygal

      Bye, The Mitchell!

    • PastryGoddess

      Zac did you just complain about SATIN! Da fuq?

      • alyce1213

        I spit out my seltzer when he said that. And prom dress.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I can’t tell who they picked.

      • PastryGoddess

        Korina won

    • Jacob Bowen

      OMG The flower chest! Who was the designer who did that rose detail on the chest OVER AND OVER again a few seasons ago?!?!

      • berkeleygirl

        Valerie?

      • FibonacciSequins

        That guy, I can’t think of his name….

        • littlebutfierce

          Van. Von. Something like that.

          • Slade Thunderdragon

            Ven. haha

            • littlebutfierce

              vowels are tough.

        • Jacob Bowen

          Yeah I remembered that it was a guy…Rami?

          • Courtney

            Rami’s from way back in the way back, he draped too often.

            • Jacob Bowen

              Yeah, I remembered he was the always draper…I just forgot he was farther back.

          • PastryGoddess

            no no Rami is the draping guy from season 2 or 3

            • Raspberry2012

              Season Four – Christian’s season.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Ven. courtney got it up above.

            • Courtney

              Crap like this is why no one will play Trivial Pursuit with me.

            • Jacob Bowen

              Normally I’m great with names…I think I tried to block his asshole personality out.

            • oldscrumby

              I’ll play with you, but no getting angry when I get all the sports questions wrong except for the ones about Ty Cobb.

            • Paula Carr

              You, too? Sister!

      • Courtney

        Ven? Who criticized a real world model for being too large for what he did, when he was not exactly slim?

        • PastryGoddess

          Oh yes, and Tim made him cry

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            A golden moment in PR history.

            • Courtney

              Schadenfreude at its best.

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

          AKA Origami Rose.

          • Jacob Bowen

            I was searching for “origami”

            • PastryGoddess

              Did you get lost at orgasms? :)

      • PastryGoddess

        The bitcy guaynese guy. Vu, Van, V-somthing

      • Chattygal

        Ven or as I think the recap here called him, Chubbs.

      • bpinks

        Ven… Or as Dmitri named him… The one-way monkey

        • Jacob Bowen

          I LOVED Dmitri!

          • dharmabum8

            Dmitri-isms were the best.

    • scoobysnacks

      That editing where Nina said “that’s pretty embarrassing” was so obviously spliced out of another part of the conversation.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I always suspect them of splicing conversations and reactions.

        • Frank_821

          they’ve been splicing since year one

          • FibonacciSequins

            You gotta do what you gotta do to make a show.

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

        I went to see a People’s Court taping once with a friend (we’re both lawyers) and they recorded some random stock footage Judge reactions to splice in later. I’m sure they do that for Project Runway too.

      • Courtney

        I was at a Wheel of Fortune taping, and they made us do several rounds of crowd responses so they would have a variety to chose from.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      If Tim uses his save for Kristine, I could get behind that.

      • PastryGoddess

        Agree

      • QHarp

        Yeah, I feel like future-jacket earned her a pass.

      • Slade Thunderdragon

        Srsly. She should at least outlast Amanda.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I think she’s the best choice of the three.

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

          If he saves Chinless, I’ll be annoyed.

    • Frank_821

      The guest judge actually had some spot on critiques. Sseem willing to speak her mind

      • PastryGoddess

        I love Lindsey Vonn, she’s an amazing skier. I can’t wait until next World cup season

      • Agnes Gooch

        I think her selection as a judge for this particular challenge also made good sense (for once) because she has a very similar build, coloring and hair style as Heidi.

    • scoobysnacks

      I wish the options were Tim gets to save someone or send someone home that the judges liked.

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

        I think he would have sent Gretchen home if he had that in her season.

      • Call me Bee

        That would be frickin’ awesome.

        • Cheryl

          That would be frickin’ Amanda.

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

        You, my friend, have won the TLounge this week.

      • DollyMadisonWI

        Isn’t there a clip from this season where Tim says something like “that’s the biggest load of bullshit I’ve ever heard”?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Um, isn’t movie… “Misery”?

      • Mrs David Tennant

        My exact thought.

    • myristica_fragrans

      ass passion won! i wasn’t expecting that at all!

    • Adrianna Grężak

      “Winning a challenge for this amount of prestige”

      Dude you’re not at the CFDA awards

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

      They should just call them the “Shmemmies.” Just to match the sponsorship.

    • Jacob Bowen

      YES!!!!!!!!

    • myristica_fragrans

      praise his holy name.

    • Kimbolina

      Oh why couldn’t it have been Korina?

    • QHarp

      Aw, bye Mitchell. I’m sorry I won’t get to confuse you with Alexander for another week.

    • Courtney

      I can’t disagree, but I’m kind of surprised. I figured the producers had one more week in him.

    • myristica_fragrans

      ugh.

    • QHarp

      WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE!?!?!?!

      • decormaven

        Time for a Santino or three…

    • Jacob Bowen

      WHAT?!?!

    • Peeve

      Come on! Korina is the one who stays????

      • Kimbolina

        For real, what is that??

        • Raspberry2012

          That was straight up bullshit. I would have loved to have seen Korina’s ass out the door.

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

        They like her because she looks kind of like Gretchen.

    • PastryGoddess

      Not FAIR!!

    • Courtney

      Seriously? If we’re keeping someone just for workroom drama, Mitchell has more to offer than Korina.

      • turtleemily

        I thought Mitchell should have stayed over Korina because he at least had an idea. She did a bad prom dress.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Korinna really does have Redemption Hair! (tm artjournalife).

    • Call me Bee

      I have to agree with them. With the win and the aufs.

    • PastryGoddess

      And Tim didn’t use his Save!!!???!!!

      • Jacob Bowen

        Saving it for Fade if he is ever eliminated!

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          One can only hope.

        • Raspberry2012

          Bite your tongue, hon!

      • wayout46

        According to Heidi, his save is reserved for when and if Tim does not agree with the judge’s decision. Clearly that has not been the case yet. Those three WERE the worst dresses and any one of them deserved to go. Preferably all three…

    • FibonacciSequins

      Dita!

    • QHarp

      Aw, Mitchell. You met awesome young designers. That’s where that sentence stops.

    • Kimbolina

      OMG, Dita next week.

      I’m terrified for the results though.

    • scoobysnacks

      “I’ve met awesome young designers like myself.” He did not just say that.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I thought he meant young like himself (not awesome like himself).

    • Mrs David Tennant

      So white women aren’t strong? Fuck off!

      • sugarkane105

        We’re too “basic.” Because normal women really want to take advice from a former member of the Bad Girls Club.

        • Swiftlytiltingplanet

          Who was just on Celebrity Marriage Bootcamp. (Is it bad that I know that?)

          • Qitkat

            We count on our fellow kittens to bring us these obscure facts :)

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

              I learn a lot that way.

    • PastryGoddess

      As a strong black woman I am offended by this assy show. Yes, lets play into stupid ass outdated stereotypes even more.

      I can’t even…ugh

      • Call me Bee

        I am glad to hear that.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I thought you were a kitten. Who baked. I’m a little disappointed.

        But, dear god, that show looks awful!

        • PastryGoddess

          I will make you creme brulee, while dressed up in my cat costume.

          • Swiftlytiltingplanet

            That would be swell beyond words.

        • BrooklynBomber

          And I thought she was a goddess who ate pastries while floating on a cloud. With kittens.
          (And I’m with you both on that “Black Eye for the White Gal” bs,)

    • Slade Thunderdragon

      Judges made the wrong decision eliminating Kristine, what’s new?
      Seriously they saved Korina’s unfinished turd over Kristine’s poor idea. Korina’s was an even poorer idea. I don’t get it, I’m not even trying to anymore haha.

    • myristica_fragrans

      what the fuck is going on in this preview? how did this get greenlit?

    • scoobysnacks

      That woman Nikki from “Girlfriend Intervention” looks like the black drag queen version of Kathy Griffin.

      • Jacob Bowen

        OH MY GOSH! You are SO RIGHT!

    • Jaye44

      Once again Fade is in the middle with one of the most stunning dresses on the runway. He should have won last week and he sure was in the top 3 tonight. I don’t get it.

      • berkeleygirl

        I do. This season is clearly The Amanda Show.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I don’t think he provides enough drama for the producers.

        • Call me Bee

          Exaaaaaaaatly. He just gets his ideas, does his work and he’s kinda no-nonsense.

        • Adrianna Grężak

          Isn’t he the oldest, at 45? I’m not surprised his personality isn’t coming out when he’s in a room full of 20-somethings

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Yes, age favoritism – the tilt toward youth over experience and maturity – rears its tired, expected head yet again. Season after season…..

            • Adrianna Grężak

              The seasons on Bravo were fantastic precisely because they wouldn’t consider somebody in their 20s. Tim Gunn said in an interview that Christian Sirano almost didn’t make it through the door to audition.

      • DollyMadisonWI

        I think Fade’s would not photograph well – it would appear super-wonky with all the wave patterns – and that’s why it was in the middle.

        • swanpride

          obviously it does photograph well…just look at “rate the runway”…in fact, it was more or less the only dress which did.

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

      … DID THEY GET A KNOCKOFF COVER OF RUPAUL? Shaaaame.

    • sugarkane105

      DITA next week!

    • Frank_821

      Oooh Dita is the client perhaps for next week? I’m actually intrigued

    • Jacob Bowen

      They were playing RuPaul’s “Jealous of my Boogie” in the background of that tragic preview!

    • myristica_fragrans

      this is some of the most ridiculous bullshit i’ve ever seen. i hope it gets cancelled quickly.

    • Jacob Bowen

      MUST CHANGE CHANNEL, CANNOT re-watch!

      • Jacob Bowen

        Switching to FULL HOUSE!

        • Call me Bee

          I switched to Big Bang Theory.

          • Fashion Is Spinach

            “Bosom Buddies” on MeTV. A very young Tom Hanks, with lots of curly hair.

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

              16 Candles is on AMC. It’s misogynistic as hell, but I can’t help my love for John Hughes, Molly Ringwald, and baby Anthony Michael Hall.

    • PastryGoddess

      Good night all. It’s been fun as usual. Chat with you all this weekend

      *Smooches*

    • Qitkat

      My afternoon had more drama than this episode. My car alarm went off half a dozen times. I had to replace the key remote :(( $$$

      I’m just coasting along anymore. As always the kittens are the BEST PART of any episode.

    • Agnes Gooch

      Continue to be baffled as to why Fade keeps getting ignored. I can live with Sean winning because it was very much a Heidi dress, but Kini’s mad skillz were very impressive. The producer monkeys are not convincing me that Amanda is a Major Talent: That dress was hideous. Would have aufed Korina rather than Kristine. And I’d rather watch Queer Eye for the Straight Girl. That is all.

    • elemspbee

      I’m sure it’s amanda’s tacky tack tack design.

    • scoobysnacks

      Tim’s comment to Mitchell is particularly funny now that we know the results.

    • SewingSiren

      I wonder if any of the designers ever beg Tim Gunn for the save and they just cut it because it’s too cruel.

      • SunDevilWitch

        The HORROR.

    • susan6

      That was some BS. Korina should have been out. Fade should have been in the top 3 instead of Amanda. They did pick the right winner though.

      Next week looks great: Dita! Is it an avant garde burlesque challenge?

      • SewingSiren

        Yes I agree that fade should have been in the top three . Sean fully deserved the win though. Awesome dress in that length of time. Very well thought out and executed.

    • scoobysnacks

      Just gotta say that the whole ‘immunity is the time to experiment’ from Amanda is BS. Make something that’ll show them your aesthetic (which may or may not involve being risky) and build a backlog of looks so that if you do throw in a clunker or are trying to get the push toward the finale, you have it in their brain that you are consistently great so they should send someone else home. Risk is appreciated in theory but they’ll also go ‘well he/she is very hit or miss.’

    • guest2visits

      Fade and Sean’s the best, fit the Heidi criteria. Then Kini and Sandhya’s. The rest was unimpressive to awful.

      • Kaonashi

        I didn’t watch but it’s good to know Fade did good again! Was he top three?

        • Qitkat

          Nah, again in the middle.

          • Kaonashi

            Oh no! Not again.

            *sigh*

          • alula_auburn

            I just got home for red carpet and I can’t beiieve he still isn’t top 3. :(

        • guest2visits

          Sorry, Fade was ignored. Definitely top 3 in style, and uniqueness though.

      • Gatto Nero

        Fade is snubbed again. Unbelievable.
        Did anyone else notice that the model couldn’t even walk properly in Sandhya’s dress? It was too narrow at the bottom. She had to mince down the runway.

        • LC3203

          I actually thought that was intentional. I thought Sandhya told her model to go as slowly as possible so that her 400 fucking dollar dress could be APPRECIATED. I hate her.

        • guest2visits

          I noticed the walk – it didn’t occur to me the bottom might be too narrow! For some reason I thought Sandhya might’ve asked her to do a slow, regal walk for effect ….oh I’m an idiot. That’s all.
          Fade’s was a favorite of mine and I think it should’ve been 3rd on the RW, where they could’ve told him how well he handles these prints and how cool the overall look of the dress was, but then they could also have pointed out why it wasn’t really as suitable for the event or Heidi, which could’ve really been helpful for Fade in how decides to address future PR challenges. To be honest the dress was just not the high voltage look that Heidi usually wants. The fabric needed to be more special, I think for the event. Whereas Sandhya I think went too far with a fabric and style that felt too serious, or at least a lot less fun than Sean’s design.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Well, after that load of fertilizer I need to stick my nose into a new book to read, “Somewhere in France,” set in the 40s, which will be a lot more stylish and absorbing than the Heidi Hour-and-a-Half. If it weren’t for the BKs…….

      Nighty-night, friends!

    • MM4321

      I knew Fade’s dress was too cool AND CLASSY for Heidi to choose, and she didn’t disappoint!

    • MM4321

      Is it awful to tell Heidi that, while we all know how much she likes to show “a little clea-vaaaaage”, she needs to start supporting her girls with a darn bra. She still looks amazing but b/w 4 kids and no boob support, it’s starting to show. Just saying. I’ve had 3 kids and it just happens.

    • Calvin Philips

      It’s just gustatorily not pleasing!

    • Jaye44

      How lousy a designer would you have to be to not go into this competition with a gown design for an event like this in your head. I mean you can’t necessarily anticipate,make something fashionable about an old polyester leisure suit, but design a pretty dress for Heidi for the Emmys — isn’t that sort of Project Runway 101. Why wouldn’t everyone arrive with a pre-planned gown for an award show?

      The only dress I would have wanted to wear was Fade’s. But that was true last week also. Most of this stuff looks like Becky Home-ecky including everything Amanda has done.

      • Kathy

        Great comment. Also, why wouldn’t you watch all of the past episodes of PR and at least think about how you would meet past challenges. There are still competitors on this show who obviously haven’t watched the show before. How ridiculous is that?

        • RidgewayGirl

          Maybe they consider themselves too unique and awesome to have to bother?

    • nobhill

      Too many dresses lacked aesthetic, more like anesthetic putting us to sleep. Amanda was up to her usual crafty self. And, while the winning dress was wearable, it made me think of Cousin It’s prettier sister. Are fringes back in fashion? I remember when they were hot about 20 years ago. Every friggin’ thing was draped in fringes! And all the ads for fringewear had the lame pun “Fringe benefits.” Har-har.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        I think Sean Kelly thought, “Amanda won with fringe trim? Here’s your fringe!”

        • ItAin’tMe

          I thought so too. But his fringe was so much better than Amanda’s tacky-ass homemade crap.

    • Laura Davies

      I was surprised that the butt cheek dress got passed with no comment. Usually, that’s an automatic ticket to the bottom three. Yeah, the ones in the bottom weren’t good, but… “Good” is even more subjective than it used to be. I mean, Amanda’s was hideous! No way it should have been in the top. Too fugly.

      • SewingSiren

        There were three short ,black, bare backed, asymmetrical hemmed dresses. Maybe bare butt got lost in the shuffle.

      • somebody blonde

        I’m having trouble agreeing with the judges on the top, but the bottom seemed totally justified to me this week. Yeah, Alexander’s dress was badly executed, but at least there was an interesting (if not good) design in there somewhere. Even if any of the bottom three had been perfectly executed (HAHAHAHAHAHA), they would’ve been perfectly executed ugly prom dresses in horrible colors.

    • empath

      They kept Korina because she’s telegenic and gives good snark in the confessionals.
      The praise lauded on Amanda’s dorky craft store project was nauseating.
      Sean read his client correctly and did design something she would love. For that, his win was well earned.
      Fade should have been in the top 3, though his look was too sophisticated for Heidi for the win (though it was the best).
      Kini might have won if he somehow got some boob showing in his design — it was too classy for Heidi.

      • piperkitty

        Agree with you on all points. Getting very frustrated watching Fade being regulated to “the middle” every week. His look this week, as in past weeks, is far and above most of the others.

        • empath

          Fade may wind up sneaking in the top three and winning, like Dimitri. One can hope…

          • SugarSnap108

            Yep, hoping he’s the classic dark horse. He seems to just keep his head down and work, so his entertainment value is probably considered nil. But since the runways are supposedly anonymous, I can’t fathom why he keeps landing in the middle.

          • wayout46

            First they would have to bump Amanda off from the current lock there seems to be at the top three (Amanda, Kini, and possibly Sandhya), two of which deserve it and one who doesn’t (guess who?!) I hope once the show’s other designers gain steam from viewer tastes, there becomes less of a need to push Amanda and she can be judged fairly – and auffed – before the finals. Then and only then, can a dark horse who hasn’t garnered a top-three spot in 5 shows be allowed to surface on his own merits. It has happened (Fabio Costa, and even Jay, the first winner) and can happen again.
            The show just needs to become fair early enough. If not, we get results like Anya, an inoffensive, telegenic, skill-challenged designer with OK taste who constantly killed the competition on viewer popularity and unjustifiably won, many times abetted by fellow designers, transparent judging, and impromptu production plot twists – remember when she was sucking eggs, in risk of elimination, and they were all allowed a do-over?.
            The only way an unpopular designer wins (Gretchen) is when the others in the top three/four are so popular, talented, and TV-friendly (Michael, Andy, Mondo) that they can qualify – en masse – for an All Stars (they all did!).

            • somebody blonde

              I’m still pissed about Anya. SHE COULDN’T MAKE SLEEVES.

            • pippitypup

              She couldn’t sew a seam!

    • empath

      It never fails to amaze me when the designers are shocked and upset that they have to create a red carpet dress in one day. Haven’t they ever watched the show? If I were a contestant, I’d spend the weeks before going to NY in “PR boot camp”, going over past seasons and recreating the challenges, and gaining some mad sewing skills.
      Crack smoking judging and predetermined winners aside, the game does favor those who can: sew quickly and do finishing well, think on their feet, innovate on the fly, and not let their emotions get tangled into the process…

      • GillianHolroyd

        Not to mention they make a big deal about finding the right fabric at Mood but most of the designers are living in NYC, despite what it says on the screen, and can easily suss the place out. (I know it’s remnants and constantly changing but I don’t think the general layout changes)

        • Demeter

          I didn’t know that Mood sold only remnants. In that case, I think that they can do better on the prices. $250 a yard is a lot of money.

      • somebody blonde

        The show also favors two types of designers: people who have an idea as soon as the prompt is mentioned and just execute it perfectly, and people who can pull out a second great design after critique. What always amazes me is that more designers don’t use their sketching time to sketch not only one design, but a second one with the same fabrics just in case.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      The butt cheek dress was one of the most hideous things on the show, ever.

      • ItAin’tMe

        Yeah. I can only think that he got away with it because the other 3 were so so so bad. But since they had a double elimination, they could’ve had 4 in the bottom.

      • Bozhi

        I don’t know what kind of fabric that was. It looked like he took some king of bulky blanket and just wrapped it around the model. Did he really think that was something Heidi, or anyone, would want to wear on the red carpet?

    • Bozhi

      This Amanda praise is over the top. That dress was ugly. I cannot believe anyone would consider Amanda’s dress as something Heidi would wear. You can tell something is up with this Amanda thing.

      I thought Nina would choke when she was praising it.

      • wayout46

        That “something” that’s up is no mystery or secret agenda. When in doubt, go with the obvious – Amanda was chosen by the viewers to come back. You want to keep viewers happy/tuning in, at least until the rest of the gang drums up enough of a following. That said, I wholeheartedly agree she is being undeservedly positioned, with both rankings and airtime.

    • ItAin’tMe

      Fade’s dress was breathtaking, I thought. It was fresh, and tasteful and beautifully fitted, as all of his clothes have been. And I couldn’t believe it was passed over so that Amanda’s La Croix granny dress could be in the top 3.

    • Ksbw5

      Is it mean to focus on Heidi’s Sarasota comfy pants while she is critiquing the fabric choice of others…

    • frannyprof

      I remember the Red Carpet Challenge of Season 2 (I think?), when Danlel V. won because he made the least worst dress for Iman. This challenge would be better if they gave the designers more time and better materials. I know that defeats the purpose of PR, but, seriously, if Heidi doesn’t want to be on a worst dressed list…

      • demidaemon

        I think they had two days for that challenge back in the day too, which I’m not sure is a good or bad thing.

    • Valdri8

      I want to put a word cloud above Tim that says,”Bitch signs my paychecks”.

    • Demeter

      This is absolutely true: I made a dress just like Sandhya’s in 1973 from a Butterick pattern. I’m not sure about the back but the front was identical.

    • Judih1

      I don’t even bother to watch the last 5 minutes of the show – I avoid the show and just read about it here. The last season I watched was the one with Laura Bennett (who I think should have won)

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Wow, am I nostalgic for Laura Bennett, who would outclass and outdesign anyone on this season in her sleep.

    • bingo

      I need more Fade! And while I loved the convo in German about the Lodenjacke, I’m sure there is nothing more horrifying to a designer than being covertly demeaned in a language she obviously doesn’t understand. They chose an amazing graphic for it though – loved the hunter pic!