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.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • 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?

  • …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.

        • 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*

          • Yummmmmmm!

          • Munchkn

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

          • 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!

    • 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 😉

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

    • 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!

    • 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?

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

    • FibonacciSequins

      Because they all work at Lifetime.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

  • 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.’

    • 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.

    • BuffaloBarbara

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

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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….

    • 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?

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WIGGIDY WACK.

    • PastryGoddess

      It’s nineties throwback in the comments this week

      • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

    • RIGHT

    • FibonacciSequins

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

  • 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.

      • 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?

      • 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.

  • 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.

      • 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.

  • “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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

  • 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.

    • 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 🙂

  • 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.

  • … 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.

          • 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!