Oh you know what I'm gonna say so do I have to say it? Okay I will.Laura is SUPERFAB!!!
I love the top she's wearing in the photo. It looks like the outfit from her exquisite collection.
Is Laura showing entirely too much titty (or nippie, I guess) in this pic? Either way, I love the dress and her.
Oh Laura, I hope you are reading! Your designs are amazing. I would wear every single one of them. I'm dying for the beige sequined dress with the black velvet belt....oh, there are about 4 parties this season I would be amazing at!!!! So please hurry and make those deals! Get your stuff in the stores. Madamovary and I are dying!!!
Yay! It's Laura!! She looks fabulous. Great interview, GREAT questions and answers. Thank you, guys. There's always something delightful to read on PRgay.
Oh, Laura, I love you.Seriously, though, she should be given her own show. I would watch it, completely obsessively. Bravo producers, take note!
whether or not she dyes her hair (Seriously? There was any doubt?)There wasn't until her mom showed up with the exact same color.
By the way, big thanks to you guys for not stopping after Project Runway 3 ended. Good thing I can still look forward to your fabulous posts!~Much love from Steph~
seriously, she probably could have killed someone this season and I will still love her.
Well, of course you're going to buy IKEA furniture if you have young kids! Only a masochist (or fool) would pay top dollar for furniture that the lil' darlings will be rolling on. Personally, I love that minimalist Scandanavian look in furniture -- It turns me on. Hahahahaha....
Laura was seen coming out of the Manolo Blahnik store on W. 54th (across from MoMA) this Thursday. Some retail therapy?!
Unusally for reality TV, she actually seems...well...real. She comes across as humerous, honest and as someone who doesn't take themselves too seriously. I warm to her. I wonder if she might not have have just the mental bones for a thinking persons interview show.
"seriously, she probably could have killed someone this season and I will still love her."Um, yes. I would too. And c'mon, she's probably killed a bitch or two. Like in a barfight. Or cocktail-party-fight.
"Fabulously Glamourous With Laura Bennett"30 minutes of "Life Bling" starring Park Avenue's newest style maven. With co-hosts, the PRGay Boys!Are you listening, Bravo?
Someone on TWOP ran into Laura on 5th Avenue recently. Apparently she looks even more wonderful off the TV screen.
All of these La Laura sightings! Are you NYorkers too cool to keep a camera/cameraphone in your purse? People are depending on you!
Can you imagine a talk show with Laura and Tim? Their particular personalities and their intelligence, humor and class would be spectacular! You guys could be their first guests!I'm such a Laura groupie, it's embarrassing. but ah, what a pleasurable shame.
Could she be any more fabulous? As one mother to another, she has the greatest, down to earth, realistic approach...and I, for one, just love her for that. Thanks PRGay boys for posting this. I enjoyed it!XXXOOO
WWLD?Love it! I might be her elder (about 2 months), but she's light years ahead of me in the fabulously glamourous department. Love T&L and LaLaura.xoxoxo
Can you imagine a talk show with Laura and Tim? Their particular personalities and their intelligence, humor and class would be spectacular! You guys could be their first guests!After Tim's gig on Regis and Kelly this morning, they need to give him and Laura a talk show! Someone needs to start a petition to Bravo or something...
I nominate Laura for that one empty seat on The View. That would be fabulous.
Laura and the PRGay Boys...like chocolate and peanut butter, oreos and milk, Fred(s) and Ginger, my remote and Bravo on Wed. nights, Tim Gunn and Crocs...errr...a fashionable suit, vodka and olives, Latinos and redheads...need I go on?
anonymous (11:49)said...I nominate Laura for that one empty seat on The View. That would be fabulous.Then I would have to TiVo and watch that sanctimonious, ignorant twit Elizabeth Hasselback. The idea of her breathing the same air as Laura sickens me. La Laura deserves her own, rarified air.Given I just wrote that, I might need some of my own...
PS. I nominate the Gayboys for the one empty seat on The View. :D
Two red-heads on The View...wow...I'm sure Laura and Joy Behar would make it work, lol. I think Laura, Joy, and Rosie would be hilarious together.And, if Elisabeth Hasselbeck can use her reality-show fame to make it onto The View, Laura should have no problem whatsoever...
Jeezus...you are making us work with these links....The Laura article is under the chat tab...Luv ya Laura!
The REAL irony here is that a 10 year old with some old house paint and a roller can duplicate a Rothko....And what's supposed to be wrong with IKEA furniture?To all of "them" who called Laura on her IKEA decor...don't make me come in there and slap a bitch...I haven't slapped a bitch for a few weeks and I got a lot of strength in the slap a bitch arm...You go Laura...I hope IKEA signs you to be their spokeswoman....!
I'm delighted by Laura's interviews. Being a Big Laura Fan (BLF), I was a bit perturbed about the Jeffrey fiasco - and I'm sorry she wasn't a bit more innovative. I think she could have pulled out in front and won it. HowEVer, I second and third all those who say, GET OUT THERE, Laura, put your stuff in the stores! Not all of us can afford Manolos or Guccis or LVs - my budget can't be stretched beyond an occasional Coach bag (carefully stored and used for years, darlings) and I buy clothes in consignment shops. But I would break the piggy for Laura's stuff. Let's hope she makes a deal with a quality outfit so that her RTW is wearable, lasting stuff. And yeah, my kid gets IKEA, too. Already the stuff we bought before she was born is mighty, mighty banged up. I sympathize.
LisaSabatier said... Is Laura showing entirely too much titty (or nippie, I guess) in this pic? Either way, I love the dress and her. Hey.. when you're that age and have had that many kids and they look that good.. FLAUNT THOSE BABIES!! ;-)
Okay, I'm totally reveling in the moment here. All those bloggers thinking what with all that money and all "Jeez, this rich bitch even has a Rothko so she doesn't deserve the money or need to win" and all the time the 'Rothko' was painted by her 10 year-old with paint rollers!!! Ha ha ha ha HA!
I loved the music that Laura and Uli chose for their runway shows. Does anybody know what they were?Thanks in advance!Stormi
Meh... not for or against Laura, but compared to TIM in an interview, who adds more insightful flavor to any question he's asked, she didnt have much to really add to what we know by now. I sense the inevitable 15 minutes timer started. Advice from Laura!? ...Please PRGuys, start weaning yourself a bit, there will be a next season and it won't be about Laura.As far as I recall, she was the one who didn't give advice, she was a buttinski in the show, good for reality-soundbytes, but imagine that ALL DAY.
While I do love Laura as a contestant, I think the point of PR was correct: she has yet to show she is able to make that leap to a free-thinking designer versus a dressmaker who has certain patterns.Even the interviewer isn't head over hells in awe of Laura's so-called fabulousness.Come on bitches - she hijacked the word "fabulous" on day 1, and now brought it to mean money! Having lots of kids, PG-Family rated, even the big-daddy, older-husband who provides for her move upwards into "society", while Laura as mommy goes to find herself by getting into the "arts", having portraits of herself done in the style of past ascendant class wannabees. That is always kitsch, never cool.Fabulous? Please, just compare to, the out-there real Queers like Jay! He was living out in the country hicks and makes NO issue with that. No "moving on and out" story. He loves his real family and his sexual proclivities, and did it THERE. When he showed up to PR, he was bringing in looks, atitude, and sci-fi knits and coloring and the like. He didn't yell at the opener "I'm FABULOUS". He knew it was in him, all mixed up emotions as well. Not "advice giver" crapola.Laura, is now "miss advice"? When it was clear she is an inhibitor, not an enabler, she never could free her ass to do any equivalent to his Chrysler Building dress, plus other detailing tricks.Despite all the damn beading she did, that's it. Old fashioned ideas of "class", beading and feathers. Jay had a lifestyle to fight for, on many levels, and fashion was his way. And that is what made PR so interesting in the first season, the SUBTEXT was great for some of us! Laura? A psychoanalyst would have a field day with the constant pregnancy, the images of her all over in the manner of past "society" styles. She is just rich, and she really imagines herself as that aspiring class does, the subject of everything! Jay is "complicated" and a mess, but give me his advice and troubles over Laura's. He knows to take it over the edge! She just teaches us to be happy with the way "class" is given to be, how we should aspire to have nothing but a (fake) Rothko, Warhol, etc.. rather than doing what others in her class do, say, fuck it, get some CONTEMPORARY art!That is the sign of a decorator who read architectural design magazine, not a designer who looks to NOW and FORWARDS and cutting edge of society.Please, return PR to its queer foundations, which isn't just blind Mommy-devotion.
Ultimate talk show:A View-esque offering starring Tom, Lorenzo, Laura,Nick Verrios and TIM!Tim is definitely the Barbara Walters.
okay, now we all have to get those little rubber bracelet thingies, so popular here in the Bible belt, only this time they'd be imprinted with:WWLD? What Would Laura Do?So happy to hear her talk about this: But now I’m really interested in a resurgence. And I hope I can spearhead this movement to have kids sewing again. In Home Ec classes. I’d like to see mothers sewing again. It’s a great way for kids to develop their own styles, to be leaders as opposed to followers, help their self esteem through accomplishing these tasks with their hands. What a great idea. It's made me kind of sad to see such a lack of interest or lack of skill, perhaps, in home sewing. Wish everyone could at least do the basics. It's such a great creative outlet.As usual, YEA LAURA!!
That's all they deserve. My kids destroy furniture...the expensive stuff, those red chairs? Up close they're encrusted with yogurt.My God, I'm Laura!I have five kids, what's that "her constant pregnancy" crack supposed to mean? I've been pregnant or nursing for most of the past ten years! So the hell what?!I'm trying not to be a drooling devotee, but damn! She makes it hard!I agree with whoever wants to slap a bitch.Anne
Seeing Laura's home and listening to her reminds me of my youth. There were homes where we kids naturally gathered. Although IKEA wasn't around then, the furniture was certainly not something you'd find in a Paris salon. Then there were the "other" homes, with fine furniture covered in plastic and matching runners protecting the pristine carpetting. One actually had a velvet rope isolating the living room! And for those sniping about her artwork, I think you're missing the point. The Sargent-like Laura is a self-portrait. One of her sons created the Rothko. How many adults, let alone children, could identify either artist's work? She is actually raising her children and, in so doing, she's not only introducing her kids to art, she's teaching them that it's a form of self-expression. That fake Rothko speaks volumes about her parenting skills and, with regard to her kids' educations, is worth far more than a gallery full of contemporary art.One more thing, I hope she succeeds in bringing a sense of fashion and elegance to today's American woman. In a land of shopping malls teeming with women clad in sweats and stretch pants, a touch of fab is very much needed.
Thinking that Laura deserves no credit for being fab because she is well-off in NYC is not true.Anyone who has ONE child knows how easy it is to descend into complete child worship and lose focus on yourself. Two children? You are thick in it. Five -- soon to be six children -- I would have said it was impossible to have retained your identity.Laura is an example of not only retaining her own identity even with the children and brilliant, successful partner demanding so much attention but of continuing to strive and grow.How many people have the courage to follow their dreams and even change career direction at 42? Most people who do so are forced to do so because of an unexpected event like a lay-off. Laura didn't have to subject herself to any of this examination. Through the centuries, creative women have been dismissed by saying they were good at "crafts." Reducing Laura to a home sewer is really just trying to put another ambitious, talented woman in her "rightful" place. What century are we in again?We don't need to compare her to anyone else. The woman is in her own fab solar system.
LauraandMichael said... "Reducing Laura to a home sewer is really just trying to put another ambitious, talented woman in her "rightful" place."Well said!
If anyone can influence a generation of girls to dust off their mothers' sewing machines and start sewing, it's Laura.A Rothko painted with rollers and house paint! I love it!
"The Sargent-like Laura is a self-portrait. One of her sons created the Rothko. How many adults, let alone children, could identify either artist's work?"So what? Point is the same. Effect is to have like a real, old Sargent no matter who did it. And so what if her son did it, or she did the portrait? This is all sounding more and more like family circle here, complete denial as to what is being mentioned, and validating everything Laura does because she is a mother. Get off this line. There are lots of rich well-off families in NYC, and not as well, and the point was the references in Laura's world all go nowhere interesting except to what is validated by a coffeetable book, Architectural Digest world. Not the real one in NYC art world that real collectors or engaged cultural denizens participate and support. That was the parallel to the designer. Thats all. If you think Sargeant or Rothko is the norm for NYC then you really need to update your cliches. Just imagine if someone said the same about fashion.
LauraandMichael, you hit the nail on the head. Lots of women sew -- I used to know a woman like Laura who designed, constructed, and hand-beaded breathtaking ball gowns. Laura's ability to sew is not the key to her fabulousness. It's that she had the guts to follow her dream. She's become a real inpiration to me.--Granite Janet
to o.comeonIn the words of Tim Gunn, "I have no idea what you are talking about." Why don't you try again with some articulation and clarity.
o.comeon might be missing the point. I think Laura's world, with faux Rothko's and free roaming turtles and sons swinging off chairs that hang from ceilings and bird cages lining the workspace is totally tongue-in-chic.
Yay Ms. Place!I too wonder what's up with the Laura backlash?Anyone who takes Halloween to the level of the High Holidays, has a skeleton chandelier in their multi$$$ loft kitchen, is not embarrassed to have a life form pregnancy bust and turtle poop on national TV at the same time can't take themselves too seriously. She's as real as you or I. Her theory on time management is "I don't cook, I don't clean and I don't open mail. That's a big timesaver."C'mon. WE put her on the pedestal. Just leave her alone and resist the urge to knock her back off.
I made a lovely LAURA'S TEAM! pin, which I still have pinned to my tote. Today on the train, a very flamboyant stranger rushed over to me and we talked for 10 minutes about how amazingly amazing Bad Mommy is.
ask laura? laura, can a 40 something year old man who weighs 145 (naturally trim thanks to genes), and those (as i have read here) nerdy round glasses wear a bowtie? the woman has an amazing point of view on her life. she needs to share. ahe needs to spread the good stuff. i remain firm with BUNDT for her babies name.get back to me hon.....
"I made a lovely LAURA'S TEAM! pin, which I still have pinned to my tote. Today on the train, a very flamboyant stranger rushed over to me and we talked for 10 minutes about how amazingly amazing Bad Mommy is."That has happened to me like six times. It's amazing. On Friday I was in the airport waiting for my plane, discussing my Laura Love with a friend. The group of teenage girls sitting behind me immediately turned around to tell us how much they adored Laura. We talked about her fabulousity until we had to get on the plane, about fifteen minutes later.
While I like Laura's dresses, I didn't think her collection deserved to win. The collection was too one-dimensional. However, what I would love to see Laura do is write a child-rearing advice book. She is one of the sanest parents I have ever seen. She is raising confident, friendly and happy children while still asserting her own individual identity. She does not insist on being the perfect mommy. She's calm and unflappable in the face of missing turtles and turtle poop. Her kids can get dirty and play and explore. She's a wonderful motherand boy oh boy....do we need new mothering role models. The neurotic mothering that comes out of all the raising super-children advice is just insane. The world needs a common sensical sane mothering role model like Laura.
"What would Laura do?" is officially replacing "What would Brian Boitano do?"
Line It Next Time. LOVE Laura, just a little too much to LOVE in this pic (Nip Slip).
Oh man, you're right. I just noticed that. Congrats, Laura, there's a picture of your barely-obscured-by-black-lace nipple posted on Project Rungay. Is it just me, or have we seen far too much of her nonexistant boobs this season?
Laura is fabulous. I'm going to dye my hair red and be her for Halloween. I figure if she's got the chutzpah to not worry about wearing sheer lace, then let her go for it. Nothing can be worse than manpris and a rat tail.
You know a woman is secure in who she is when she can proudly announce to the world that the color comes out of a box. Gotta love it.
Is she really going to have a Bravo blog? Because she's going to need to update it about every 45 seconds, lest I die of Laura deprivation.
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