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Alright, kittens.




Let's get to it .


Look, once again we need to remind everyone that we've hardly been in the tank for Mean Girl. Why do we feel the need to remind everyone of that? Because we think she's not nearly as bad as people seem to think.


The worst we could ever say about Kenley is that she has an obnoxious, immature, mean girl streak to her and she doesn't take criticism well at all. Annoying, sure. Villain status? Not when we put her up against the great schemers and trash talkers of previous seasons. She's just a moderately talented girl with an annoying personality who thinks a little higher of herself than is probably warranted.


We would NEVER want to be stuck in a room with her for 12 hours a day and we don't blame her fellow designers for being sick of her, but we also think they all got a little too "kewl kidz" in response and in the end didn't exactly cover themselves in glory on the maturity front.

We admit it, alright? We felt a tiny little bit bad that she made it to the end and there was no one willing to congratulate her. We know, we know. You reap what you sow. We get it. We just think maybe the response to her has been a little out of hand relative to her "crimes."

And speaking of crimes...

Like her, the dress is a silly thing. An attempt to be sophisticated and innovative with results that are more laughable than anything else. A cartoon dress.


There's nothing really wrong with the silhouette or the construction. It's all perfectly bland.


The two main problems are that she once again chose a fabric that was questionable at best and then she tried to do something exuberant and a little over the top on the hem and failed miserably.


Those "petals" (and we don't believe her when she says they were supposed to look like scales) are too big, too heavy and too literal. And they're not made all that well, to boot.


In fact, they're very poorly made. And did we mention heavy? That dress was weighing that poor girl down like it was soaking wet.

So we got another throwdown with the judges...


"The petals; I have to say that it doesn't look very elegant either."


"What the hell? Like I'm so sure that I wasn't going for elegant. Please, Heidi!"


"What the fu--"


"Nina, you handle this one. I'm about ready to beat some ass here."


"Kenley, you're obnoxious and nobody likes you.

Oh, and your dress makes us all laugh when you're not in the room."


"What? Pssh. As if."


"Look! Look at her! Look at what she's doing, with the rolled eyes and everything! Why are we talking to her?"


"Whatevs, Heidi."


"You know we can see you, right? Us, the JUDGES. The ones that DECIDE IF YOU GET THE BIG MONEY.

What is WRONG with you?"


*big fat Disney tears*


"I have no time for this horseshit."


"Let's be honest, you wouldn't be standing here if we didn't like what you do."


"Oducer-pray anipulation-may..."


But, as is so often the case with this show, it amounted to nothing, really:

"So, what do we think about Kenley?"


"..."


"..."


"She's a lazy cow but I'm interested to see what she'll do."


"No. You know what? I'm sick of this shit. You do this every year and put up some amateur and then I have to sit in the tent with a frozen smile on my face as 2000 cameras are pointed on me and I have to swallow my vomit a little and pretend like I'm not appalled at how my career turned out. I'm NOT doing it this time, you hear?"


"Harvey didn't tell me it would be like this. I think I'm just gonna go, okay?"



[Photo: Barbara Nitke/Bravo - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]
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The Little Tugboat that Could. Hard to stay mad at Kenley after hearing that story about being raised by a tugboat captain. Don't care for the dress but appreciate the entertainment.


OMG I didn't think you could top the LL Cool J screencaps but you did! Hilarious.


She's young, she feels sorry for herself, she is not admirable for her talent or her character. Eh.


Oh yeah! I did understand her pain after she mentioned her father was a tugboat captain and she was raised on the water. It was like a Gordon Lightfoot song.


"No. You know what? I'm sick of this shit. You do this every year and put up some amateur and then I have to sit in the tent with a frozen smile on my face as 2000 cameras are pointed on me and I have to swallow my vomit a little and pretend like I'm not appalled at how my career turned out. I'm NOT doing it this time, you hear?"

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Fuckin', a!

When Heidi started with that "I'm interested to see what she will do" nonsense...

When five minutes earlier, she wanted to jump onstage and choke a bitch.

You could easily tell what La Nina was thinking.

Thanks, ladies! BRA-VO *golf claps*


I know exactly what's going to happen here: Kenley is going to show up for the final competition with a line, like Chris March, utilizing human hair.

The only difference? They are going to find former fellow PR designers bound & gagged in her closet.

Yeah, just like that.

--GothamTomato


I'm no fan of Mean Girl, but I did feel sorry that nobody hugged her. Even Santino and Daniel V. managed to hug each other for making the final three after they had been fighting. On the other hand, maybe because there was no catharsis of actually making the final three, the designers' moods (feeling stressed and competitive) stayed the same.


Luckily I wasn't drinking anything at the time, otherwise my computer would've wound up taking a bath...

LOVE the Nina caps.

And I have taken to calling Kenley "La Vache Qui Rit" (stolen from someone else's write up in the freebie version of the Washington Post).


"Anonymous said...
I'm no fan of Mean Girl, but I did feel sorry that nobody hugged her."




It looked (& sounded) to me like Tim was asking them all for a group hug, and she didn't join in.

--GothamTomato


Such obvious produer-driven drama.

Why didn't anyone tell mean girl she left the damn tulle?

But then took a camera shot it left on the counter???

So damn stupid.


Oh my god, the screencaps are THE BEST! I'm so going to miss them when this is over.

I did feel badly for Kenley when the designers ganged up on her. But she made that bed, so she has to lie in it now. And the self-pity party she had going was pretty tedious too.

PS - that dress looks like a Scaasi I saw at Saks in the 1980s. Different color, but otherwise the same.


the bottom of her dress was so amateurish, it really looked like something out of a home ec project. And the producers are rewarding that - as well as the nasty attitude to everyone - with a possible trip to BP?

please! I'm with Ms. Nina on this one.....

and, no, I don't buy the tearful story about being raised by a tugboat captain....more manipulativeness.

i'm glad this season is almost over - hopefully next season will be better.

thanks TLO for making the best of a sorry season!


"I have no time for this horseshit."

"No. You know what? I'm sick of this shit..........."

BWWAAAHHHHHH


It's good she cries Disney tears...because that dress was straight out of Disney villain casting....or Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.

It was really painful to watch her sit at the front of the schoolbus with Tim....and the everyone but you hug....ugh.


Ah, thank you boys. You're the best.

Favorite line of the season...

"I wasn't going for elegant, Heidi!"

Mission accomplished!

(Anon 11:02 said: gordon lightfoot song....bwah hah hah!)


The screencaps are funny, but, as it turns out, Kenley's not the one who put on an amateur show at BP. I assumed, when I watched it week's ago, that Jerell's was a decoy collection made on the cheap. Now that I realize it isn't I'm puzzled as to what happened to Miss Thing. I kind of love her, but I have to say - after the mean fest this week - I'm kind of looking forward to Miss Jerell getting auf'd right before the finale.
Sorry, but the whole season has left a bad taste in the mouth.


Donatony said...
And I have taken to calling Kenley "La Vache Qui Rit" .
11:04 AM

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Does that mean "The Laughing Cow"?

My French is hella rusty.

BTW, love that pic!!!


C'mon guys. Do we really think ANYONE in this crew is the next great fashion designer?

They're all ok. Jerrell probably has the most interesting vision, but he needs some reining in and better technincal skills. Leanne makes some pretty dresses but without the noodles, what does she have?

I don't think any of this year's designers are all that. And don't give me youth or amateur vs professional. I give you Jay (amateur), Chritian (age 21) and Jillian (same age as Kenley).

Send 3, 4, 6, whatever to Fashion Week--what's the difference?

Just my two cents.


i don't see why having a tugboat captain dad is so damn rough. it's not like KENLEY had to pilot the damn boat on the high seas and fend off corruption and pirates on the waterfront.

I thought Kenley's refusal to participate in Tim's "group hug" was childish and petulant. She dishes out, but can't take it from others. And when Tim said "Let bygones be bygones," he was talking to Kenley, and she didn't respond. She had a chance there to be bigger and better than her competitors (who were, as you say, a little *too* junior-highish about her), and she declined.
Her complete and utter lack of self-awareness ("I don't know why I'm always left out") made me feel frustrated and a little sad for her. The girl needs a good therapist.
Her dress was ugly, too.

and WHAT was up with her eye? She looks like she had a black eye!?!


"But then took a camera shot it left on the counter???"

They do that on Top Chef, too. With ominous music cued....they forgot the tuna! (or whatever the heck it was).

Mo' drama, mo' drama, mo' drama!


Gonna have to disagree with you. The designers are clearly exhausted and fed up with her. I personally, at that level of exhaustion, would be ready to put a well-heeled foot up her shrill, whiny, obnoxious butt. She's treated them like crap, laughed at them on the runway, and has been completely self absorbed. The other three are some of the most level headed, normal finalists on the show and if they can't get along with her, she's impossible.

She created this situation, she can live with it.


"I have no time for this horseshit" is absolutely right!

And how come I like Nina Garcia so much more this year? Could it be the captioning? I think that's it.

One wonders just how bad things got with Kenley behind the scenes that nobody hugged her. Maybe some tried but she shied away, thinking they were holding their shears behind their backs, ready to stab away.


Oh, I love when you do these extended screen caps with the judging. So funny.

I don't feel sorry for Kenley. If they did try to hug her, she probably would have rolled her eyes or given the old pat,pat half-hug.

And the dress. I was certain she was going home when I saw it. Wrong fabric, wrong color and ridiculous with the belt and the petals/scales.

And we've seen it done better elsewhere.


I have to say this.....I just have to. I'm sure it will be ignored anyway! lol

Kenley is one of the rudest people I have ever seen. Did she scheme and plot like Wendy? Nope. Did she cheat like Keith? Nope. Was she mean to someones Mom like Jeffery? Nope.

BUT......rolling your eyes at the judges? Rude. Laughing while other designers are getting their dreams mauled on the runway? Rude and inconsiderate. Talking to Tim as if he was an idiot? Rude and delusional. Pouting in the corner? Rude and childish.

Sorry Daddies, I have no sympathy for Kenley. None.


honesty.not.pc

LOL! The nina caps are fabulous as always. This episode was craptastic though! I know there are people who feel bad for Kenley but I am sure not one of them. Her attitude towards the judges was flabbergasting. Think of it in terms of a job interview. Would you behave that way and expect to not be called out on it? YIKES.

That dress is fricking hideous to boot. It is too literal and too of kilter at the same time. I can't help but think of a giant purple Sea Monster! And those "Petals"... they look so stupid. Too literal to stick frigging petals on a flower inspired dress.

This show is really starting to suck.


"anonsaid: Oh yeah! I did understand her pain after she mentioned her father was a tugboat captain and she was raised on the water."




Yeah, you know I have a similar problem. The reason I cannot maintain a size 2 figure is, I was raised on the Good Ship Lollipop.

No one understands the truffles I've seen.

--GothamTomato


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

Boys, I just can't feel sorry for Kenley. I can feel pity for the career she's going to have after this show, but I can't feel sorry for the results of her behavior. Especially if she's familiar with the results, but not self-aware enough to think about changing it..

When Tim said, "but the theme is botanical, not oceanic." and her response was all 'I think it's cool': sums it up darlings. She's too literal a designer, and although her construction skills save her ass more times than not, I cannot go on seeing her backsass being rewarded week after week. I'm with Nina: I'm sick of this shit/producer manipulation.

I'd also pay good money to see a Heidi/Kenley smackdown, especially when Heidi is not wearing a camisole under her le smoking.

Thanks for the screencaps, boys! You always brighten up my days with them.


I like the mermaid silhouette, even though it's corny as hell. The leaf pattern was a little too literal. I don't like the blueflyaccessorywall belt either. But I like the vague creepiness of the dress. Like The Little Shop of Horrors. I'm all about Tim Burton/Martha Stewart.

I do think she's a little snotty. I enjoy her spouting off to the judges who are sometimes pretty dismissive and rude to the designers. Has she been all that rude or mean to her fellow designers? Not really, she was very cooperative with Jerrell last week, and has help several others -Stella. The smackdown on the runway from her fellow designers was a little dumb. It looks to me like you would want the weakest designers to show with you at BP, to increase your chance to win the $100k.


Bill said...
Oh, I love when you do these extended screen caps with the judging. So funny.

I don't feel sorry for Kenley. If they did try to hug her, she probably would have rolled her eyes or given the old pat,pat half-hug.

And the dress. I was certain she was going home when I saw it. Wrong fabric, wrong color and ridiculous with the belt and the petals/scales.

And we've seen it done better elsewhere.

11:17 AM
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Bill, you're a riot!!! LOL!!!!

But you know what?

I actually liked the dress. I'm weird, so sue me!

I could see where she was going with it, and I could see where she was trying to copy the flower.

She just should have made the bottom into heart-shapes, or a wavy pattern instead of the scales.

And the fit was good.

Don't like the girl, but she made an effort.


"..."

5th pic from the last...
the expression on that man's face IS INSANE !!!!

You guys are too funny.

All in all Kenley strikes me more as insecure than mean. Okay and rude and probably clueless, just not mean. Jeffrey was mean.

And honestly, I didn't much care for any of those dresses but yes, her's was unattractive.


loved this post.

tlo pleeeease find out more about jillian lewis SS09 i missed a chance to get one of her fall pieces :(


"No one understands the truffles I've seen.

--GothamTomato"

Thanks for the spit-take Gotham!! My monitor thanks you too!! lmao


p.fann

agreee

the fit was good

she's got potential
and her stuff is, at least, interesting


Ig-Pay Atin-Lay!

You made my day, TLO!

Then again, you usually always do. Many thanks yet again for your fabulosity and dedication.

All the best,

NDC


honesty.not.pc

Sewing Siren Said,

"Has she been all that rude or mean to her fellow designers? Not really,"

I would say laughing at your fellow designers on the runway when they are being critiqued is just about the meanest, rudest, classless thing she has done.


"Oducer-pray anipulation-may..."

EXCELLENT! The screencaps are, as usual, brilliant!

I am so annoyed by this whole fiasco.

This season's designers - dull. Think of beauty of Jillian's jackets last season - the 3 pieces that the designers put together, etc. etc. I could go on.

We saw NOTHING of that caliber this season. NOTHING.

What a group of dullards we had this season. Dull Dull Dull.

Of course, I'll keep watching - but only because of TLo.
(And the great posters, too!)


I love the fabric. The dress fits amazingly well. I like the it overall until you get to the bottom, which just didn't really work. Meh. It was better than Korto's nasty orange CMA dress.


I think the three other designers ganged up on Kenley in these last days so they could stay friendly with each other. Having a common enemy relieved the stress and the strain of competition between them.

It was uncomfortable to watch and though Kenley is a brat, I don't think she deserved the kind of ostracizing they dished out. Maybe Jerell and Leanne could be excused for their behavior on the basis of their youth but Korto was a disappointment. I thought she was above all that kind of back biting immature bull.

I really have no one left to pull for in this competition. I don't like any of the remaining designers and don't really respect their design talent. Kenley and Leanne are one note and Jerell and Korto lack polish. It's a pity PR had to end its run on Bravo with a whimper.


Omgz!@#!@#$ Kenley is so RUDE#!@#!$ I dont know anyone in real life, so i think she is the meanest person to ever live@!##@! omg, she DISRESPECTED the magical Tim Gunn1!#@#!# Omgz, put her head on a stake, she's so EVIL!@!#@#!# im just glad im not immature like that MEAN GIRL bitch!@#!@##@#! what a doodyhead, ROTFLMAO!!@!#!@# BWAAA HAAA TLO omg i love u so much, will you nurse me? we could talk about laura and emmett all day long#@$#$#@


Kenley sadly does come across as a difficult personiality to continually deal with 18 hours a day. She's like that sterotypical hag only a best gay pal can deal with-ie Daniel in this case. Without a doubt the bulk of the tension she is culpable for

That being said, I think it would have been very hypocritical of everyone to engage in a group hug when Tim asked for it. We could see how tense things were when Korto was accusing Kenley of "dogging" her when her statements were no worse than Jerrell's.

It would have been different if there was an attempt to make piece before the judges decision. As immature as Kenley can be, her refusal to do a group hug I felt was at least honest. Petulant yes but at least she was not faking some emotion.

I actually like the dress. Yes there was a weird cartoony element that did quite achieve the desired result but I did not feel this dress was a cliche. It was rather atypical. Also I felt I could see the inspiration of her dress from the photo the clearest of all 4 of them. I thought the choice of fabric was rather logical considering the image she picked.

Frank


Great screencaps and dialogues guys! I love it.

But I didn't feel sorry for Kenley at all. She created her own alienation and then said she always felt like people have left her out of the groups all the time. And Korto was right. If Kenley wanted to comment on someone, it should have been Jerrell since he went into the long commentary about her, but she chose Korto. Hmmm...

Whatevs. I'm so over her and her sense of entitlement. And her crocodile tears irritated me, they didn't move me.


oh, and that "gown". As I said in the Jerrell post, my 10 year old son said she looked like Celia, the snake monster girlfriend character in Monsters, Inc. (Disney flick). Who would want to wear that if it weren't halloween?


If you noticed, Kenley was also laughing when the judges were tearing into her as well.

And what was the matter with her dress? It's "Morticia Addams Goes to a Wedding."

It actually wasn't worse than any of the other three dresses up there.

I would have loved to have seen what Stella would have done with that challenge.


Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I really felt like Kenley made her bed and can lay in it. Why would any of the designers want to treat her with respect when she hasn't shown them any? She doesn't take any responsibility for her part in things. She blamed Leanne for that train-wreck she sent down the runway last week. She thinks everyone just misunderstands her. Well, if everyone there feels the same way, maybe YOU are the problem. Truthfully, the first time she laughed at a fellow contestant on the runway as they were getting cut down told me everything I needed to know about her as a person.


"Harvey didn't tell me it would be like this. I think I'm just gonna go, okay?"
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LOL!


I've got to add more more thing....if you watched the video, the last thing she mentions is how they're in those interviews and you know those producers are egging these people on to say the most volatile and nasty tv-ready things about each other. That's what all these fucking shows come down to so many times. And yes, people shouldn't take the bait. I guess I expect too much but I'd just wish for once people would show more class. Its one of the reasons Jay McCarroll remains one of my all time favorites. Correct me if I'm wrong but I remember him being funny and snarky but not really running anyone else down.


Hey PRfanalaPenn - you're right about the meaning.

Thanks for the compliment on the picture. It's my alter ego...Oh why did Maya Rudolph leave SNL? (Sorry, off-topic, I know...)


honesty.not.pc said...
Sewing Siren Said,

"Has she been all that rude or mean to her fellow designers? Not really,"

I would say laughing at your fellow designers on the runway when they are being critiqued is just about the meanest, rudest, classless thing she has done.


Honestly,
When I saw the episode where she laughed at Daniel, I thought it was very rude. But Daniel himself has said in an interview that she was not laughing at him. The editing made it look different than it really was. In the episode where she and her client appeared to be laughing at Joe, are we sure she wasn't laughing at Micheal Kors who was cracking cruel jokes at Joes expense? Maybe she was laughing at Michael Kors for his Paul Lynde routine, it's really hard to say. In any case the Judges are frequently laughing at the designers at that would be much more damaging to there career than a silly fellow competitor laughing at them, right?


Home-sewing project, toilet-paper wrap-dress, shower-curtain poncho. I feel like Kenley could have sent any of these across the runway and still made it to BP. That's all I'm saying about this dress and the judging.

TLo, your comments are spot on about Kenley and the other designers. At this point I don't root for any of them to win this farce of a competition. Whateva


That dress looked like Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.


frogboots said....

i don't see why having a tugboat captain dad is so damn rough. it's not like KENLEY had to pilot the damn boat on the high seas and fend off corruption and pirates on the waterfront.



I don't either, frogboots. I'd think it'd be cool to pull up to school in a tugboat. I'll bet she was popular with the boys, too. And how many young designers can boast that they've been able to travel the, ummmmm, continental USA to shop at all the Joanne's Fabrics in a tugboat?

Anyways, Kenly has grown on me, sorta like that creeping-crud scaly fabric used for her dress. The bottom portion does, indeed look amateurish, like school play amateur. I'm always amazed at how what Kenly believes is "cool" and "cutting-edge" is never what the judges or her fellow designers think. This gilr spent far too much time out on the water. Her aesthetic is cute and all, but not very mature, appropriate for the masses current (even if it's vintage-inspired) or fully realized for that matter.

- edina -


BTw I wondered after this last epsiode if Kenley's laugh is a nervous reaction. I think when they were taking her to task for her attitude and Kors made one of his bitchy zingers, Kenley laughed.

She laughed at a snarky comment directed at herself. Yes the girl's immature but if she's willing to laugh at an insult thrown at her, she very well might not see her reaction as being rude.

Frank


Has anyone ever noticed that when Nina deploys all three of her chins that means the designer is in deep, deep doo-doo? I live for those moments.


I've got the perfect solution. A Kenley Collins/Sarah Palin cage match. To the death. The world isn't big enough for both of them, and this is the one situation where I would actually root for Kenley.


Korto and Judy Noodles...one note.

No, I agree...

Like St. Rami was with the draping

Dame Christian with the puffy sleeves, neck ruffles, and skinny pants

Sissybear with the hair fetish

VictorYA with the shapeless shirt dresses

Chloe with the satiny couch dresses

La Bennett with the plunging necklines

Mychael with the open-chested hoochie prints

Uncle Nick with the fishtails

Santino with the ripped, braided, high-waisted dresses

Wendy with whatever crap she felt like making that week..

Yeah, they're all one note.

So it ain't just Season Five.

It happens every season.


Blogger siriuslover said...


But I didn't feel sorry for Kenley at all. She created her own alienation and then said she always felt like people have left her out of the groups all the time. And Korto was right. If Kenley wanted to comment on someone, it should have been Jerrell since he went into the long commentary about her, but she chose Korto. Hmmm...


Yeah, uh, heaven forbid she actually give her honest opinion. Jerell ripped into her yet she still said he should go to Fashion Week. Should she have lied since Jerell dogged her? Would that have been "mature"?

No. And boo hoo, poor Korto. Kenley got it about 12 times worse than she did and just wanted to be left alone. Korto was acting like a big baby, like she was the only one who was insulted on the runway. Get over it, Kenley didn't say anything that bad, and only said in response to the judges' question, the same as everyone else. Besides, Korto's dress was fucking gross. Frankly, she's lucky she didn't get it worse.


The only difference? They are going to find former fellow PR designers bound & gagged in her closet.
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LOL...I Cant stop...


Donatony said...
Hey PRfanalaPenn - you're right about the meaning.

Thanks for the compliment on the picture. It's my alter ego...Oh why did Maya Rudolph leave SNL? (Sorry, off-topic, I know...)

11:34 AM
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Cool! Love Maya, too. Inherited her mother's looks, talent, and voice. (Moms used to play the HELL out of her Minnie Ripperton albums.)

And her Donatella was hilarious!


(off topic, sorry TLo!)


What exactly was the horrendous thing Kenley said about Korto? something about her style being "too classic"? Too, too cruel!

PS Rewatch season 2. Look at Santino on the runway, laughing at other contestants, yelling at Nina, etc.Good thing he at least was funny.


Call me Ishmael.

It was a dark, stormy night at the Pequod School of Design, when I heard my shipmates plotting against me from the next room. But I am prettier and smarter and more talented than they could ever be, and my father, Captain Ahab, taught me how to fight the albino whale, no matter how devious his plan.

In the bowels of the Pequod, I toiled away like a slave, while everyone else lounged on the deck, on freshly peeled grapes, and drank rum from Starbuck's navel. But I didn't care, because my design brought fashion innovation to new heights, and I new the prize would be mine. However, I never anticipated that damn girl from Nantucket who, clearly jealous of my wonderousness, responded to my completely understandable, like defense of myself, “Then be called ten times a donkey, and a mule, and an ass, and begone, or I’ll clear the world of thee!”

Whatever.

The 100,000 gold doubloons would have to wait for another day. Dammit. Dammit to hell. Someday, I will make them pay. I will make them all pay.

--KenleyTomato


Tooooooo, tooooo funny!! The Duchess' face says it all!! ("...").
I really don't feel badly that I feel badly about Tugboat Annie. I don't care if she grew up on a garbage scow, she is a petulant brat. She was invited to the group hug by Tim, and she chose to sit there and sulk. She needs to pay attention to the addage: "Put on your Big Girl panties and deal with it!".
Thanks, TLo, for a great Friday pick me up, hilarious screen caps as usual!!!


Maybe the judges leave the villians in to the very end, not for the ratinsgs, but so TLo can make great screencaps.


GT, you're on a roll today!

ROTFLMFAO!!!!


She is NOTHING compared to VictorYA! Now that is a major bicth!

Lovelove the screencaps, guys! Thanks!


"No. You know what? I'm sick of this shit. You do this every year and put up some amateur and then I have to sit in the tent with a frozen smile on my face as 2000 cameras are pointed on me and I have to swallow my vomit a little and pretend like I'm not appalled at how my career turned out. I'm NOT doing it this time, you hear?"


ROFLMAO. I LOVE IT!!!


The screencaps are far more amusing than Mean Girl, that's for sure. Love La Nina! She really did look like she's had enough of this crap, didn't she?


That whole episode left a bad taste in my mouth. Given how cool the challenge could have been, the results were boring.

I was also disappointed in the designers. I wish they could have been adults and risen above the petty crap. Kenley clearly doesn't get that she's rude/ dismissive, but why feed her persecution complex.

At the end of the day, why not do the right thing even if it's towards someone you don't like/ find pleasant.

But it's hard to feel too much sympathy for Kenley when she bashes the other designers behind their backs, but can't take criticism to her face, is rude to everyone around her and continues to be a complete brat to the judges. I thought Heidi was going to implode.


People, please--no one should have any sympathy for Kenley. Have you all forgotten her "crimes" of laughing at other contestants during their critiques on the runway, like the snickering, nasty mean girl she is? And blaming Leanne's "weird body" and acting "stupid" for sabatoging her utterly ridiculous hip-hop outfit, instead of acknowledging that she missed the mark completely? She is the ultimate combination of insecurity and narcissism, with no self-awareness, no humility, who always plays the misunderstood victim by deflecting any criticism back on her "attackers." She absolutely needed to be called out by the other designers as disrespectful--she placed herself in that role by her obnoxious behavior.


You guys - hilarious!

Kenley - sad. I've know kids like her, emotionally inept with others, and just dig themselves deeper holes because they react out of some kind of insecure/damaged/panicked place. I thought she did start to laugh nervously when *she* was getting critiqued, and I *do* think some of her defensive deafness to Tim's criticism is that she panics and can't see how to improve the design. Nonetheless, just 'cause the odd-kid-out is there because they are inept vs. intentionally malicious, doesn't mean they are easy or fun to be around. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, that everyone will treat me badly - and that cycle looks to be in place.

Tim - first serious mentoring mis-step I've seen him make in trying to do a group hug. He meant well, maybe he was sequestered back stage and didn't hear the judges/designers on the runway, but everyone was waay too raw. My flesh would crawl at the hypocrisy of having to touch someone I had obviously just judged as wanting and lost my temper with & had been exasperated with for weeks, & Kenley, having been just told by everyone present that she wasn't "good enough" (& I'm betting THAT pushed every rejection button she obviously has) would no doubt have felt like the goat hugging the hungry tigers.

Clothes? What clothes? Oh right. That's what's so unsatisfying about this season.


Two things from After the Sew:

Kenley got several "free therapy" offers since the show started airing. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

AND Daniel is living with her. !!? Any news on him and Wesley?


GothamTomato said...
Call me Ishmael.

It was a dark, stormy night at the Pequod School of Design, when I heard my shipmates plotting against me from the next room. But I am prettier and smarter and more talented than they could ever be, and my father, Captain Ahab, taught me how to fight the albino whale, no matter how devious his plan.



Damnit, I was sure the albino whale link was going to lead to a nude shot of Michael Kors.
My fascination with the macabre never ceases.


The edging on the coleus leaves at the bottom of the dress spoil the effect. The overall cartoonish quality of the gown doesn't bother me so much since I believe her when she says that's what she was going for. But yeah, it's a bad dress. It's all in the finishing and all that. Still, I'm glad she got to be one of the final three and that Jerell's collection didn't make the cut.

As for your screen-cap cartoon strip, it's clever and funny as usual, but not very honest. It seems to me that Nina has been the judge most apt to defend Kenley on the show. She seems to be the one most responsible for Kenley still having a chance to compete. At the end of this last critique (as shown in the bonus fotage you posted on page 2) it was Nina who spoke honestly and compassionately to Kenley and seemed for a moment to get through to her. Much as I enjoy your interpretation of her in your on-going virtual comic strip, I prefer the "real" Nina (or the character she chooses to play on the show.)

Thanks,
Dale.


Anonymous said...

Omgz!@#!@#$ Kenley is so RUDE#!@#!$ I dont know anyone in real life, so i think she is the meanest person to ever live@!##@! omg, she DISRESPECTED the magical Tim Gunn1!#@#!# Omgz, put her head on a stake, she's so EVIL!@!#@#!# im just glad im not immature like that MEAN GIRL bitch!@#!@##@#! what a doodyhead, ROTFLMAO!!@!#!@# BWAAA HAAA TLO omg i love u so much, will you nurse me? we could talk about laura and emmett all day long#@$#$#@


Ha ha. NO KIDDING. Why people praise Jerell for some of the exact same qualities they tear Kenley apart for, I will never know. Oh wait, maybe I do know - people are dumb.


"Kenley, you're obnoxious and nobody likes you.

Oh, and your dress makes us all laugh when you're not in the room."



Hahahahahahaha. Priceless!!


She's awful. She needs professional help.


I agree, she's annoying, but really... she's no worse than most other people that have been on the show. I don't get the hatred people have.

And let's be honest, most "producer" changes are if the person was in porn (Design Star) or something terrible wrong happens. I've thought since day one they were going to do something like this.


PRfanalaPenn said...

Why didn't anyone tell mean girl she left the damn tulle?

When they were at Mood, Korto asked if someone had left their fabric on the counter. I don't remember whether Kenley was there at the time.


It's Jerell I feel sorry for - not Kenley. He won that challenge. His route to Bryant Park should be assured. Instead, he has to compete with someone who should have had her ass booted off weeks ago.

As for her big, tear-filled 'tugboat' storey? Cry me a river, honey! That's no excuse for terminal bitchitude. As the immortal Cher says in 'Moonstruck': “Snap out of it!"


Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

Omgz!@#!@#$ Kenley is so RUDE#!@#!$ I dont know anyone in real life, so i think she is the meanest person to ever live@!##@! omg, she DISRESPECTED the magical Tim Gunn1!#@#!# Omgz, put her head on a stake, she's so EVIL!@!#@#!# im just glad im not immature like that MEAN GIRL bitch!@#!@##@#! what a doodyhead, ROTFLMAO!!@!#!@# BWAAA HAAA TLO omg i love u so much, will you nurse me? we could talk about laura and emmett all day long#@$#$#@

Ha ha. NO KIDDING. Why people praise Jerell for some of the exact same qualities they tear Kenley apart for, I will never know. Oh wait, maybe I do know - people are dumb.

11:56 AM
================================

Once again...whatever Kenley and Co.

*waves hand in Nina fashion*


Why people praise Jerell for some of the exact same qualities they tear Kenley apart for, I will never know. Oh wait, maybe I do know - people are dumb.

Jerell mocks people, sure, but it's the light-hearted, casually snarky kind of mocking that Jay McCarroll did first season. He has really not been a bitch about it....until this episode. Everyone was a bitch in this episode. It was extremely Mean Girls all around, and I had a very hard time watching it.


p.s.
I know it's been said before, but Heidi looks soooo good in her minimal/natural-look make-up, & so elegant in the tux-style suit (well, until she bends or sits & we can see her intentionally displayed lacy bra).

She's got maybe 4-5 more years to learn to choose elegance over hoochie. I just don't want to have to start thinking of her as "Kougar Klum."


awww I was hoping they were going to call one of Kenley's posts "Tulle Time" a la Home Improvement's Tool Time.


Sudeep said...
PRfanalaPenn said...

Why didn't anyone tell mean girl she left the damn tulle?

When they were at Mood, Korto asked if someone had left their fabric on the counter. I don't remember whether Kenley was there at the time.

11:59 AM
============================

I remember that part now.

But still, the camera shot. Someone on that crew knew that she left it.

Silly, silly drama.

But what can you do?


I think tugboat captains make 6 figures. What's the sob story? Also, I'm going to use the Michael Kors screen shot as my desktop wallpaper.


Loved the screencaps (of course, you guys really are the highlight of this season). I also think some of the comments are really great. Like comparing Kenley to some of the other one-notes to hit BP. I actually feel that is why she kept getting a pass, because what she does has not yet been seen on PR.

And most of the time I had absolutely no problem with the other 3 "ganging up" on Kenley because she was so darn miserable to be around. But I did think Korto could have kept her mouth shut about Kenley cutting her up on the runway, or whatever she said. Heidi asked each of them to pick. It was no problem for Korto, Leanne, and Jerell - they all picked each other. As I recall, Kenley's comment about Korto was even a back-handed compliment - something like, classic's been done before. Korto should have kept her mouth shut.

I think when Tim was on Craig Ferguson he said something about how insecure Kenley was. She can manifest it in some pretty hellacious behavior, but really, she is not to be hated.


"Oducer-pray anipulation-may..."

LOL!!

Love you guys!


Worst anticlimatic bullshit ever.

If Kenley sewed her Plaid On
The Bias Blouse ~ she needs to get out of Fashion. Now.



Anonymous said...
I'm no fan of Mean Girl, but I did feel sorry that nobody hugged her.


Please. The editors chose to show her sitting in an arms crossed pout; dissing Tim's attempt to smooth it all over. That's all the viewers know.


"prfanpenn said: But still, the camera shot. Someone on that crew knew that she left it."




Yes, and I'm sure the crew also knew who drew the moustache on Wendy's daughter's picture. But I'm guessing there is something in the crews rules that does not allow them to intervene and break the 4th wall.

--GothamTomato


I can't stand her, but this week if we are talking about the dress alone she shouldn't have went home. Her dress was the best constructed of all of them. And I agree the fuchia lizard material was aweful, but it was close to the "look" of the leafs she took a picture of. Where was the tulle she was dying to get..did I miss it in the dress? And just because a dress is floor length doesn't make it a wearable gown, that was too much like a costume, and I may bid on it for Holloween!

All explinations aside, Keneley should have been gone a few episodes ago!


BWAHAHAHA!!!!!!
Pig Latin! Love it! (and so true!)

kzspot


Oh my, the pig latin is hilarious.

Thanks for posting a little defense of Kenley, because it is hard to bear the outright villainizing of this character (a word I am using purposefully, particularly in light of people's responses to assholes from previous seasons.


So, Chloe and her family had to leave Vietnam, live in a prison camp for about five years, come to America and live with relatives until her father got on his feet. (I'm not sure I have the whole story right - and I apologize if I don't).

But that is nothing compared to trying to live your life when your father is a tugboat captain. Now that is really horrible.

That's why Chloe was mature, professional and stable. SHE had it easy - SHE didn't have to grow up on a tugboat and fight for everthing she's ever wanted!

Santino was a shit at times but he gets a pass from me because of his Tim Gunn impersonation and the wonderful "Where's Andre/Red Lobster" story.

Kenley is not a villain but she has some of the most deplorable character traits that a person can have - inflated sense of self-worth, no respect for others, a sense of entitlement and an inablilty to take responsiblity for anything.


never have rolled eyes been captured so beautifully, at the peak of roll....

i felt sorry for her! tugboat captain's lonely daughter! left out her whole life! probably learned to spar verbally with her dad and his sea-mates! jerell and friends were extremely weirdly mean. I mean, come on, throw the girl some tulle. That's always what the classy talented designers have done on this show, helped out other people. Was it drapery guy who did that last time?

And you know what, her show at Bryant Park's not so bad. I say she wins the whole thing.


I don't blame her for sitting out the group hug. It's incredibly uncomfortable to try to hug three other people who obviously dislike you and wouldn't have returned it.


formerlyanon 11:52 am

I SO agree !!!
Yes, this about clothes, right ?


Oh gah! That bullshit decision to let all 4 create a line and then eliminate 1 made me barf. Kenley's work is crap. Period. It really pisses me off that she didn't get the boot then and there for that gross rag she sent down the runway. Wait, she really should've gottn the boot for the "hip-hop" monstrosity.


TLo, your screencaps are way better than the actual show! Please continue! As for Kenley, I think she just needs some luv. The kind a mommie could give her...and the other kind.


I think a lot of you are putting words in Kenley's mouth. She brought up the tugboat thing because she was talking about her weird childhood and how it has shaped who she is today. You guys are the ones acting like she tried to frame it like some epic sob story. And her comments about "fighting her way through life" were totally separate, and while they were yes, melodramatic, they weren't in reference to growing up on the water. Your hatred is so transparent it's scary. Kenley even seems more mature than most of you guys. Trust.


So being a nasty bitch is ok as long as it's funny?

Leaving personalities aside, I don't have a problem with Kenley showing at fashion Week. She's won 1 1/2 challenges, she's been in the top 2 a couple of times, and generally when she's been in the bottom, it has NOT been because was boring.

If personality, rather than talent, was how they judges who should show at Fashion Week, then I would be showing at Fashion Week.

Besides, I bet some of the best most reknowned designers out there are absolute terrors to work for.
I also bet Nina ain't no cupcake.


Anonymous said...

Santino was a shit at times but he gets a pass from me because of his Tim Gunn impersonation and the wonderful "Where's Andre/Red Lobster" story.


Hitler was a terrible man, who exterminated millions of people to create the sick world he envisioned in his head, but he cracked a joke one time so I'm giving him a pass. What a guy!


"Oducer-pray anipulation-may..."


You guys are brilliant! Thank you SO MUCH for your daily entertainment, guys!


I can't Kenley. I just can't. Everything about her bothers me. My only hope is that she doesn't win this competition.


Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Santino was a shit at times but he gets a pass from me because of his Tim Gunn impersonation and the wonderful "Where's Andre/Red Lobster" story.

Hitler was a terrible man, who exterminated millions of people to create the sick world he envisioned in his head, but he cracked a joke one time so I'm giving him a pass. What a guy!



A Hitler and Project Runway comparison??? PLEASE!!!!!


I had to keep coming back to read the _real_ judges's comments last week, and I can see I'll be doing it again this week. The whole "lazy cow" thing kills me.


"Tlo said: The worst we could ever say about Kenley is that she has an obnoxious, immature, mean girl streak to her and she doesn't take criticism well at all. Annoying, sure. Villain status? Not when we put her up against the great schemers and trash talkers of previous seasons. She's just a moderately talented girl with an annoying personality who thinks a little higher of herself than is probably warranted."




Yes, you're right. She is more unaware than scheming. She's more like a spoiled kid who has never been held accountable for her behavior, and so she's shocked at the response.

But I can't blame the other designers for seemingly getting fed up either. I don't know how much was editing, and how much was a true depiction (meaning; she obviously said everything she said, they only used what she gave them, but how it fell into the progression and scale of things).

In a different season, she likely would have been gone sooner, and would not have been around long enough to make such a strong impression.

--GothamTomato


GothamTomato said...
"prfanpenn said: But still, the camera shot. Someone on that crew knew that she left it."




Yes, and I'm sure the crew also knew who drew the moustache on Wendy's daughter's picture. But I'm guessing there is something in the crews rules that does not allow them to intervene and break the 4th wall.

--GothamTomato

12:11 PM
================================

Don't get me wrong, I think they're not allowed to intervene, either.

Unless it's something to create more unnecessary drama.


Sorry TLo...I just cannot muster up one iota of sympathy or empathy for Kaustic Kenley. She spews venom at everyone within spitting distance, constantly reminds the audience how fantastic she is, and I swear she would start a fight with the Pope about religion-while asking him what the hell he knows about religion anyway.She makes my skin crawl.


"If you noticed, Kenley was also laughing when the judges were tearing into her as well." -- i will have to go back and watch it again, but the laughing appeared to me to be derisive -- a statement to the judges that "you are so lame you really are clueless as to what i'm doing, aren't you?" completely disrespectful and delusional. i will say that the dress fit beautifully, but i agree that she missed the point going for the fish/reptile scales instead of soft leaves. either way, the bottom is way too literal.

Bill, you crack me up with your reference to the mermaid barbie...

TLo -- you make my mornings and have made an otherwise dismal season SOOOO entertaining! thanks darlings!


ok, silly question after all the fantastic comments on Kenley's performance this week:
after so much drama about the tulle: WHERE IS THE TULLE IN THE MERMAID DRESS?????
was just under the fish scales? could she have done without it since it seems it didn't add anything to it? was just adding volume under the scales?


Santino vs. Hitler? WTF?

That comparison just blows my mind.

Lighten up - it's only fashion.


Dude, did anyone catch them Heidi bra shots?


I pretty much agree with you, TLo. She's obnoxious and the others are sick of her. That coupled with extreme fatigue made everyone lose it. Not fun to watch. (However, great screencap fodder.)

Why does she always do that same sillouette with the sleeveless/turtleneck/tighty-tighty thing? It's the same as her Marlene Dietrich dress. It's that or something Betty Draper would wear.

And cartoony? Are you talking about her runway show, cuz that's the perfect word for it.


Young sally said...
It's good she cries Disney tears...because that dress was straight out of Disney villain casting....or Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.


It did seem she was channelling Sid and Marty Krofft. I made a costume back in the 5th grade of a dragon for a school play and this dress sure reminds me of it.


Did anyone else notice the yellow ribbons all the designers were wearing? Leanne's were the most obvious in her hair, by Korto had one that started in her hair, then ended up around her neck. Kenley's was tied around her ponytail, and I know I saw one on Jerrell, but can't remember where.

Does anyone know what that was about? Shout-out to the military? Inside joke between the designers?


Toni said...
Did anyone else notice the yellow ribbons all the designers were wearing? Leanne's were the most obvious in her hair, by Korto had one that started in her hair, then ended up around her neck. Kenley's was tied around her ponytail, and I know I saw one on Jerrell, but can't remember where.

Does anyone know what that was about? Shout-out to the military? Inside joke between the designers?


Maybe this episode was filmed on the day YSL died. Heidi is wearing a tux and very little make-up, which also may be a tribute.


Re: Hitler vs. Santino

Um, I didn't say they were the same. My point was clearly that it is stupid to excuse assholery just because someone is funny occasionally. If Kenley made a joke you liked, would you suddenly think differently of her? No.

Don't be stupid with all the "omg Santino isn't even in the same LEAGUE as Hitler" blah blah blah. Ugh.


so_anon_for_this

OK, I'm no Bill. But here goes:

There's a port on a western bay
And it serves a hundred ships a day
Tugboat captains pass the time away and home school their castaways


And there's a girl, in this tugboat town
And she works, laying fabric down
They say "Kenley, sew another gown"
She serves them 50’s and whine


The sailors say "Kenley, you're a fine girl.
Fashionista you will be
But your gowns resembles chicken of the sea."


First time poster - just want to say that I love you guys! Keep up the great work.


After rewatching the last episode and reflecting upon the whole season in general, I should have known that this season was going to be screwed when Kenley won the New York Inspiration challenge. My jaw dropped and as a female who has survived the 80's fashions scene - well, let's just say that I want to relive that as much as I want a root canal (without the drugs!). And the fabric choice - IMO just gross.

Kenley strikes me as very insecure. Everything she does is "fabulous" and never is there any room for critique. It's as if her whole value as a person is wrapped up in each of her designs. I was effing pissed when she wasn't kicked off for the hip hop outfit but I have softened my opinion on her. It's sad, because she will never grow as a designer or as a person with that attitude. She said it didn't bother her that the other 3 excluded her but who is she kidding? If it didn't bother her, she wouldn't have kept looking over at them. She can dish it out but she can't take it.

It sucks that Jerrell didn't get a spot in the final 3 for his win but that's (producer drama/TV's rating driven) life. As I tell my son, life ain't fair and Jerrell handled it with grace.

I think the judges did have a point - all 4 designers are very different and given some actual time and a decent budget, it would be interesting to see what each would do (however, having seen the final collections I think only 2 really rose to the occasion and it was clear to me who the winner should be. But I wasn't asked to judge). Just have to wait and see.


"It really pisses me off that she didn't get the boot then and there for that gross rag she sent down the runway. Wait, she really should've gottn the boot for the "hip-hop" monstrosity."

or how about the "avant garde" minnie mouse purple plaid monstrosity?


Really did not care for the dress, and that's even after I looked at it without Kenley next to it.

Don't like Kenley, wouldn't want to spend any time with her, feel some sympathy for those that did have to deal with her and am not all that surprised that they all turned on her at the end. It's a shame, but the child is deeply self-unaware and is going to have to continue to fight her way through life until she takes responsibility for her own behavior.


Gotham had it right: Tim invited them for a group hug and Kenley stayed on the bench.

I think she's very insecure and overcompensates with too much bravado, which of course grates on everyone. It gets old really fast.

The dress itself was terrible. I saw no floral/botanical inspiration, it looked like a costume for an amateur theatrical, not an evening gown, and the execution was poor. She should have been sent home.


"WHERE IS THE TULLE IN THE MERMAID DRESS?????
was just under the fish scales? could she have done without it since it seems it didn't add anything to it? was just adding volume under the scales?"

she needed it to support the weight of the scale skirt - to help it stand out and not just droop & drape around the model's feet. if you go back to the part of the episode when she notices it's not there she says that. so no, you don't see it, but the bottom would not have held its shape properly if she had not had it.


Okay, I know it's friday and we all want a good laugh, etc., BUT
Some of you are behaving as rudely (no, more rudely) than Kenley. If you want her to grow up, do some growing up yourselves.
You're coming across as petulant as Korto in the waiting room. I love how when she was asked who should go to Bryant Park, she picks Jerell and Leanne because, as she says, of both who they are as designers and as people, and then when Kenley doesn't pick Korto because "classical doesn't put on a good show", Korto gets all bitchy and smack happy.
It was not a good moment for Korto, and this is not a good moment for many of you here.
Take a chill pill, and relax.


Gotham, your Moby Dick pastiche is genius.


You had me at Total Tulle. ("Total Tulle?" "Total Tulle!")

This is the funniest post you've written ever. Screen caps, Nina talking in pig Latin, the return of Heidi calling her a lazy cow.

Pulitzer material. Bravo, gentlemen!


I'm in the camp of feeling no sympathy for Mean Girl. She's been rude, obnoxious, manipulative, disrespectful, delusional and narcissistic and when a fraction of that comes back to bite her ass on the runway we're all supposed to melt? No thanks. And this constant whining about having to fight for everything, please. Wanna compare her struggles with Kortos's or Chloe's? I don't think so. Most likely any problems she's had have been self-induced. And the dress looked like a Disney Halloween costume. It fit well but was otherwise ridiculous. This is the third time she clearly should have been aufed: for the Minnie Mouse monstrosity, the hip hop debacle and this purple python extravaganze. Producer shenanigans indeed.

I don't think Korto and Jerell did anything out of line but even so, I really don't think it's fair to say that Leanne acted horribly. Clearly, the three of them presented a united front but I didn't hear Leanne say anything nasty to or about Kenley. And the very opening scene of the show was Leanne trying to make small talk with Kenley, who storms out and says she doesn't want to talk to her at all. And this after blaming Leanne for her loss, calling her "a big fat poser" and saying she had a weird body? What was Leanne supposed to do?

Kenley is probably either a borderline personality (check the DSM III for details) or a narcissist or possibly both though they rarely overlap (I'm talking in a clinical sense). Such types are extremely hard to treat. But she should take someone up on an offer of therapy. She needs it.

And I'm still rooting for anyone but her.


Best screen caps EVAH!

I'm late to this party so will just say I didn't feel sorry for her because of the other designers; I felt sorry for her because she thinks being defensive 100% of the time is any way to live.


"Oducer-pray anipulation-may..."

LOLOLOLOLOL!


"Yeah, you know I have a similar problem. The reason I cannot maintain a size 2 figure is, I was raised on the Good Ship Lollipop.

No one understands the truffles I've seen.

--GothamTomato"

OMG, I cackled at my computer screen... more proof to my office neighbors that I'm insane.


I agree with frog boots up there. Kenley just has no self awareness. She would benifit tremendously from having a bit of therapy.

She's a cute girl, she just needs to learn some manners and people skills.


this dress would have beenf orgivable had it not been long. as for kenley- her annoying personality makes her worse than any villan. I'd rather hang out with the devil for an hour than kenley


It did look a little like the other designers were ganging up on Kenley, but all three of them strike me as very reasonable, decent people. I would bet that Kenley gave them plenty of reasons not to like her.

On another note, I've been looking forward to your Kenley-related captions since Wednesday night, and you did not disappoint. I really have to stop reading your posts at the office. I'm usually rock solid at stifling my own laughter, but you got the better of me this time.


And Bill!!! OMG, the Brandy song! Genius X2. (coming from someone who actually remembers the song.)

She serves them 50’s and whine bwahahahahaha!!!


so_anon_for_this 12:46

I don't know, I think you've outdone bill this time-
Brilliant


Oh, and also:

Bill -- I love the Barbie. Perfect.

so_anon_for_this -- I love your rewrite of Brandy. "your gown resembles chicken of the sea" -- ha!!

Sewing Siren, I was thinking the same thing: why not say the designer you think is less talented is the one who should be at BP? Duh. (On the other hand, why do they ask the designers such a lame question -- unless the whole idea is to find out who's the least popular and then make sure they stay in.)

And, finally. . . where was the damn tulle?


Sorry, the Brandy song was NOT BILL. But still brill.


No a fan of Kenley here. She got what she deserved. The others had every right to be fed up with her.

However, given the circumstances, I can understand why she did not participate in the group hug. She was shunned for two days and then had to hear the others critique her on stage. (karma!) The wound was still fresh when Tim came rolling in with sunshine and optimism and let bygones be bygones.


Come on, would you want to hug them immediately after that? I don't think she was pouting or being a jerk at that moment. I think she was genuinely hurt and still taking it all in. To hug the others would have been fake and very submissive and pathetic.

I'll give her a pass for not hugging them. It's a reasonable reaction.


"Big fat Disney tears"

There's a reason I love you guys....and that's it. I think Kenley's dress could have been A-MAZING with just a few tweaks. Alas, it looked like a BarbieDress 4-H project. She should call Robert for lessons.

Shoulda lost her when she lost the tulle.


Why are you people asking where the tulle is? Are you stupid?! It's underneath the leaves at the bottom!!! Why else would they billow out like that? And that's completely ignoring the fact that Kenley EXPLAINED exactly how she was using it on the show!!!


There will be shitty people saying shitty things no matter where you turn in life. Some things are worth the battle to confront, some not. My take is that the other designers should have pushed back when she did crap like laugh at them on the runway. Hello Joe. Hello Daniel. You don't have to bitch slap her, but let her know her behavior is rude when it happens. Then you don't have the baby-fest purge that we saw on the runway this week.


i fancy darcy

"Oducer-pray anipulation-may..."


I'm trying to eat my lunch here guys, not spray it all over the keyboard!!!!


Those "petals" (and we don't believe her when she says they were supposed to look like scales) are too big, too heavy and too literal. And they're not made all that well, to boot.


She didn't want to admit that Tim was right.


Love La Nina, guys! Bien hecho!


This may be the most pedestrian group of designers ever assembled on PR.

Next season's show (if it ever happens) better be better!


Anonymous said...

Why are you people asking where the tulle is? Are you stupid?! It's underneath the leaves at the bottom!!! Why else would they billow out like that? And that's completely ignoring the fact that Kenley EXPLAINED exactly how she was using it on the show!!!



Thank you!!! I feel a little less stupid now. You're the best.


Amanda in Austin

I wish you would have highlighted the hideous belt she put on that dress. WTF, indeed. SO ugly. It looked like a belt she ripped off a fanny pack at the last second and threw around the model's waist.


bitchybitchybitchy

Gotham Tomato said:

I know exactly what's going to happen here: Kenley is going to show up for the final competition with a line, like Chris March, utilizing human hair.

The only difference? They are going to find former fellow PR designers bound & gagged in her closet.

Yeah, just like that.

--GothamTomato


Gotham, I think I love you for that comment!


You know, I really don't have much respect for people that group together and rally against another person just because of their attitude. We're all adults here.


Okay - I REALLY don't get it. I just DO NOT see what people like about Kenley.

* Fashion sense - Donna Reed shops at Dolce

* Voice - makes pets cringe

* Personality - delusional egotist chatterbox

* Interpersonal relationships - can't work with others, refuses to collaborate. Can't even manage a veneer of politeness with St. Tim.

Etc., etc., etc.

Now what is it exactly that people find likable about her? That she's a carbon-based life form?


Having worked for a textbook Narcissist, I have zero sympathy for Kenley. You can't "gang up" on a Narcissist - you're either with them or against them. And it's tough to be with them. They happended to all be against her at this point. They can seem charming for awhile, but that often ends abruptly.

From pyschology Today (academic resource that it is...)

"But narcissism isn't just a combination of monumental self-esteem and rudeness. As a personality type, it ranges from a tendency to a serious clinical disorder, encompassing unexpected, even counterintuitive behavior... Real-life narcissists, however, desperately need other people to validate their own worth. It's not so much being liked. It's much more important to be admired. Studies have shown narcissists are willing to sacrifice being liked if they think it's necessary to be admired."


Bill said... And we've seen it done better elsewhere.

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Oh, help me, I'm dying here!!! What a link!


Big props on the Kenley/Brandy song to "so_anon_for_this". Unmask yourslef and take some credit. It was perfect!


Hilarious captions, as usual, TLo. :-D

I don't like Kenley, but I think this dress could have been a contender, if instead of hard-egded, satin-lined petals, she had used a more deconstructed approach. I liked the color of the dress, and the fit was superb. The bottom was just too heavy, and a more deconstructed recreation of leaves/petals might have been considerably lighter and more evocative of the inspiration photo.


Mariana (The Unoriginal)

God those petals are hideous and heavy. She surely didn't go for elegant.

Screencaps? I DIE : )


Anonymous said...
Oh yeah! I did understand her pain after she mentioned her father was a tugboat captain and she was raised on the water. It was like a Gordon Lightfoot song.


I have a GREAT Gordon Lightfoot story, and it's true. Gordon and his wife (#1?) divorced and he was interviewed by Rolling Stone and said, "What did she want? I bought her a washing machine."

HA. Still makes me laugh.


"Total Tulle". Best. Headline. Ever.

The difference between Kenley and Santino is that Santino actually seems fun to hang out with. Yeah, he may be obnoxious but that Andrae/Tim imitation had me crying laughing. And one more thing...he's actually talented! Her work is derivative and costumey.


OMG the Duchess's face is priceless!

And yeah, all the screencapping was gold, but seriously that expression is making me laugh out loud every time I see it.


I hate Kenley.
Period.


Off topic -- the Blogging Project Runway site has a link to a Denovo Magazine interview with Jerell. In it we discover that Miss J was Janet Jackson's boyfriend in her video "Son of a Gun." Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3fpbsr6kUo


I do not think teh other designers "ganged up on" (ewww I hate that phrase) Kenley. They were just answering Heidi's question. It would be different if they just started spewing reasons why they hated Kenley, but really they were just being honest.

I sense no sabotage, except for in delusional Kenley's mind.

and also her dress was fug BUT it honestly it was honestly the most finished piece to go down the runway. I am not a member of the Kenley fang club but I did notice that last night. I got the impression that Jerell won on the idea that his dress would've nice if he had time to finish it.

-Richard


anotheranon said...

Off topic -- the Blogging Project Runway site has a link to a Denovo Magazine interview with Jerell. In it we discover that Miss J was Janet Jackson's boyfriend in her video "Son of a Gun." Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3fpbsr6kUo




I read the interview this morning. and rushed to YouTube and watched it. It's him! He's so funny. Here's a link to the interview:
http://denovomagazine.com/Jerell.html


What the hell was that plaid maternity smock she was wearing? She looked like a brunette Lucy Ricardo about to go into labor.


"Anonymous said...
I'm no fan of Mean Girl, but I did feel sorry that nobody hugged her."

I found myself feeling pretty bad for Kenley. It did have that feel of loser kid being excluded from the "cool kid's table" Yeah, I know Kenley has brought it all on herself, but to give her credit, after she was trashed on the runway by her fellow designers, she managed to keep her own comments neutral when asked who should be in the final three. If it had been me, I think I would have let them have it. Guess we'll see what the finale brings!


Hitler was a terrible man, who exterminated millions of people to create the sick world he envisioned in his head, but he cracked a joke one time so I'm giving him a pass. What a guy!


I've got a Hitler story too. He never held a real job until he became Chancellor/Dictator. He would sit in cafe's all day running his mouth...and I mean never shut up. For like a day, he worked with a group of construction workers, and they said he pissed them off so much (never shutting up,) that at lunch, sitting on the scaffolding, they wanted to push him off....and in retrospect, wished they had.


"Young sally said...
It's good she cries Disney tears...because that dress was straight out of Disney villain casting."


Disney was the EXACT thing i thought of too. And to quote more than one person from that episode 'and NOT in a good way.' It looked like Disney's version Poison Ivy (the Batman cartoon villain, not the awful Drew Barrymore movie). So cliche', so obvious, so tacky. Tube dresses do NOT impress.


Since we are playing armchair psychologist today, maybe having a somewhat narcissistic (where is Spell Check??) personality and fighting withthe judges in defense of your style is preferrable to Korto's approach of collapsing in tears whenever her creations were criticized. Don't get me wrong, I respect Korto's talent but she needs a harder shell. There has to be a happy medium.


Oy--the brilliant TLo screen caps, Gotham's human hair & Truffles, the Brandy song...too bad this level of bitchery isn't what we saw on this epi of PR. None of them were exactly pillars of the design community that challenge. Kenley, get some help, but actually, if she has a personality disorder, it's unlikely that she'll ever ask for the help.


My tugboat story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIVCIjmLzgU


Bill said...
Big props on the Kenley/Brandy song to "so_anon_for_this". Unmask yourslef and take some credit. It was perfect!



Coming from the king of parody lyrics, I feel quite honored.

Thanks, Bill! :)


I actually liked Heidi's leopard dress, but it wasn't very figure flattering and [Nina hand wave] I've given up on Heidi wearing age appropriate attire .

The tuxedo was OK too, I'll wank the peekaboo bra by saying that as a VS girl she's gotta promote the product. The toned down make up made her look plainer but also younger. I can't explain it, perhaps it was the lighting or something.

TLo, I'm placing an order for the post PR drought - hopefully it won't be a long one. A retrospective on Heidi-wear, The Good, The Bad and The Slutty.


It kinda looked to me like Tim and the other designers were offering Meangirl the group hug. I don't feel sorry for her- Tim was perfectly nice and showed her far more respect than she's ever managed to show him.

And what's so hardscrabble about a goddamn tugboat?


It's not SUPPOSED to be elegant, Heidi! I only took my inspiration FROM A FLOWER."

I will give Kenley props for the fit and finish on that dress. But really? That was the top of the DVF challenge dress stuck on a mermaid skirt. I will say that the Ren Faire banner skirt was original, if flawed, but the fabric was typical Kenley fug. All in all, not working.

And what's up with that belt? It looks like she stole it off a duffel bag.


Brooklyn Bomber said...

Sewing Siren, I was thinking the same thing: why not say the designer you think is less talented is the one who should be at BP? Duh. (On the other hand, why do they ask the designers such a lame question -- unless the whole idea is to find out who's the least popular and then make sure they stay in.)


I know right? I would have been all - These three designers standing with me are qutie worthy, But I should show at Bryant Park with Blayne and Suede. Yes I should compete for the 100k with the two of them.

PS I am feeling really superior and smart, because I knew were the tulle was, nanana boo boo. Of course that's about all I do know.


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What the heck is going on with the posts today? Why are so many people being downright nasty? This is supposed to be a fun place.


"I know right? I would have been all - These three designers standing with me are qutie worthy, But I should show at Bryant Park with Blayne and Suede. Yes I should compete for the 100k with the two of them."

I think the designers have realized that the judges don't really take what they say into account...it's just a drama machine

-Richard


Hey, T Lo, I enjoyed the screencaps as always. It's fine if some people want to give Kenley a break and say she shouldn't have been ganged up on. I'm going to give the 3 other designers a break instead.

Kenley, for whatever combination of reasons, managed to piss off not only her fellow contestants but Tim and the judges as well. A lot. None of the other great "villains" were able to piss off every group of people on the show to the same high degree. Wendy pissed off her fellow designers but not Tim or the judges (they just didn't think she had talent). Santino pissed off his fellow designers and maybe the judges but not Tim. Zulema pissed off Tim and her fellow designers but not the judges. Jeffrey pissed off his fellow designers. Victorya pissed off Tim and maybe her fellow designers. Kenley pissed off everyone and to such a great degree there have been smackdowns from everyone on camera. That says something about how bad it was.

Kenley annoyed the hell out of me based on 45 minutes a week. Jerell had to live with her 12-15 hours a day. Korto and Leanne had to live with her 24 hours a day because they roomed with Kenley. Can you imagine Kenley 24/7 for weeks? So I'm going to cut them some serious slack here at the end. They're tired and they're tired of her. I'd have strangled her with her own tulle by now.

As for the dress, it was bad. In concept, in fabric selection, in execution. It was finished and it fit, but it was terrible. Or as Nina said, creepy.


Thanks Guys.... Make my day, had a BAD week, live for the screen caps.

Kinda agree with "Julia"

I know lots of super positive people who think highly of themselves but don't alienate everyone around them. Kenely needs to learn how to channel this. Hopefully she will grow up some.
You have to live in this world, and she is not the center of the world, just part of it....

I also think there is a place for her 50 inspired clothes.


I think a lot of you are putting words in Kenley's mouth. She brought up the tugboat thing because she was talking about her weird childhood and how it has shaped who she is today. You guys are the ones acting like she tried to frame it like some epic sob story. And her comments about "fighting her way through life" were totally separate, and while they were yes, melodramatic, they weren't in reference to growing up on the water. Your hatred is so transparent it's scary. Kenley even seems more mature than most of you guys. Trust.

Kenley brought up the tug-boat story as an excuse for her asshat behavior. Nothing more, nothing less.


Oh forgot....

LOVE LOVE LOVE Nina's dress ! ! !


Somewhere, on the island of MANhatten, a drag queen weeps big, fat drag queen tears.... KENLEY MADE THE DRESS THAT SUEDE SHOULD HAVE MADE FOR HEDDA LETTUCE!!!!


Well, I saw in the interview video that Kenley studied merchandising and taught herself fashion design, so I think that's what she needs, fasihon design education. Some people are very successful in a design field and have not gone to any design school, but others, like Kenley, need to go to learn how to be disciplined, accept criticism and learn from fellow students and professors. It looks like all this time she has been in a "bubble" designing stuff for herself and friends who are like her and have not had the experience to grow as a designer watching what other people do and having criticism from another point of view, that's why she gets so annoyed by Tim and the judges.


suzq said...
Somewhere, on the island of MANhatten, a drag queen weeps big, fat drag queen tears.... KENLEY MADE THE DRESS THAT SUEDE SHOULD HAVE MADE FOR HEDDA LETTUCE!!!!


Can you imagine if she DID design for her during that challenge?? And Hedda started giving her shit about her design and she started up with her attitude. That would have made for some good reality tv! Smack down!


Rainwood said...
Hey, T Lo, I enjoyed the screencaps as always. It's fine if some people want to give Kenley a break and say she shouldn't have been ganged up on. I'm going to give the 3 other designers a break instead.

Kenley, for whatever combination of reasons, managed to piss off not only her fellow contestants but Tim and the judges as well. A lot. None of the other great "villains" were able to piss off every group of people on the show to the same high degree. Wendy pissed off her fellow designers but not Tim or the judges (they just didn't think she had talent). Santino pissed off his fellow designers and maybe the judges but not Tim. Zulema pissed off Tim and her fellow designers but not the judges. Jeffrey pissed off his fellow designers. Victorya pissed off Tim and maybe her fellow designers. Kenley pissed off everyone and to such a great degree there have been smackdowns from everyone on camera. That says something about how bad it was.

Kenley annoyed the hell out of me based on 45 minutes a week. Jerell had to live with her 12-15 hours a day. Korto and Leanne had to live with her 24 hours a day because they roomed with Kenley. Can you imagine Kenley 24/7 for weeks? So I'm going to cut them some serious slack here at the end. They're tired and they're tired of her. I'd have strangled her with her own tulle by now.

As for the dress, it was bad. In concept, in fabric selection, in execution. It was finished and it fit, but it was terrible. Or as Nina said, creepy.

1:57 PM
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Rainwood, you hit the nail on the head.


Anon - 12:57 said...

It was not a good moment for Korto, and this is not a good moment for many of you here.
Take a chill pill, and relax.

-------------------

Oh, build a bridge and get over it! Don't know if you watched the bravo text question regarding the "Would you have lent Kenley Tulle"? issue but 67% of the audience, wouldn't have given mean girl a piece if they had it to spare. Face it, her attitude hads been grating on A LOT of people. One thing I'll say in her defense. I think a lot of the built up ire (at least from my POV) comes from the fact that petulance and mediocrity are allowed to thrive so long as the subject's pretty to look at! Kenley should not have made it this far but here she is anyway!


Gotham Tomato....

LOL

Even though I live in a Desert can I use your excuse


At her age, there's no excuse to be that delusional.


Hahahahahahahaha!Love the screencaps, guys. Hilarious! Thanks!


The Tugboat story was priceless, better than "raised by wolves."


David said...
I read the interview this morning. and rushed to YouTube and watched it. It's him! He's so funny. Here's a link to the interview:
http://denovomagazine.com/Jerell.html


Thanks for the link. I love Jerell, with a little editing he can be a great designer.


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I wish you would have highlighted the hideous belt she put on that dress. WTF, indeed. SO ugly. It looked like a belt she ripped off a fanny pack at the last second and threw around the model's waist.

Did anyone see the extended video, Kenley against the World? It's pretty hilarious about the belt. IIRC, Nina asks to see the dress without the belt and Kenley starts saying something like "Eeeew, eew, that's gross!"

Someone asked about tugboat captain salaries. I'd like to know that myself. True story: I used to live in Pompano in a duplex and my duplexmate was a swordfish captain. My vague, possibly wrong, memory is that tugboat captains were near the top of the food chain.

I can't see her life story topping Korto's though. Wonder if that's the reason she obviously hates Korto? Serious hatred (jealousy?) bled through her "I hate all of Korto's work." Wonder if the elves were kind in editing since Korto claimed that Kenley was "always" putting down her work? If her description is accurate, then her riff was justified. Otherwise, not.

Loved the captions, especially of Nina and the other judges.

Like others I'd feel sorrier for Kenley if she hadn't started out all mean girl on Leanne at the beginning of the episode. I think she's basically clueless and just a little bit tragi-comic.


Sewing Siren said...

Brooklyn Bomber said...

Sewing Siren, I was thinking the same thing: why not say the designer you think is less talented is the one who should be at BP? Duh. (On the other hand, why do they ask the designers such a lame question -- unless the whole idea is to find out who's the least popular and then make sure they stay in.)



I agree. They all said "Kenley" and it didn't matter anyway; it's like they did the exact opposite on purpose, why bother asking them then? It puts them in a awkward position for nor reason but to create more drama.


Rainwood....

WOW, perfect !

you said it all....


Am I the only one who thinks that Kenley's dress was right out of Mars Attacks? I just want to know why the model wasn't chewing gum. Kenley was giving Judy Noodles and Korto the "Silent Treatment" and rebuffing their overtures of civility. Also, Keith was the only other designer I can think of that whined about he should be cut slack because of his background. Korto didn't even mention her model tearing and then cutting her dress.


Anyone else anxiously awaiting the Steamboat Kenley toon from Alex?


Kenley is rude, obnoxious, and arrogant but she's also young. With age and some therapy, she might grow out of it. Wendy Pepper and Jeffrey are that way, forever, probably.

We were all young and dumb once. I think she's really overplaying the tears and her talent, and it's been stressful for the other designers too. She could have given an inch when Tim told her to let bygones be bygones, and joined in the group hug. Thing is, after she gets a bit older she'll probably regret how she acted. Wendy and Jeffrey...I can't see them giving a dang.

The finale should be interesting.


Haha, oh man, when she backtalked the judges I was like, "OH NO YOU DIDN'T JUST BACKTALK HEIDI KLUM!"

I was shocked. Pleasantly.


Several people have mentioned how good the "fit" of Kenley's dress was. I admit that I haven't watched the show yet but I've seen lots of pictures of that dress and it looked to me like it was made out of spandex (which sort of "automatically" fits whoever wears it). Was it really silk or some other "real" fabric?


Thanks to the author of the revised "Brandy" lyrics - best laugh I've had today!


Also, I don't remember on any of the past seasons, anyone being allowed to go back to Mood to get forgotten materials. I can't remember very well, but it seems that someone from a past season had to make do, when Mood forgot to put something in their bag.


i thought kenley's dress looked just like the mermaid costume donna wore once to a party on beverly hills, 90210. y'know, i always had a thing for brandon...oh, sorry. where was i?

tlo, you creampuffs were so very sweet to kenley here. you are bitches with hearts of gold.

"harvey didn't tell me..." lol!!


Anonymous said...

Also, I don't remember on any of the past seasons, anyone being allowed to go back to Mood to get forgotten materials. I can't remember very well, but it seems that someone from a past season had to make do, when Mood forgot to put something in their bag.



Kara Janx went back to Barbieland to get her doll, i know it's not the same but it's the only instance I can remember.


Am I the only one who thinks that Kenley's dress was right out of Mars Attacks?
Thank you thank you, anonymous 2:51! I had thought the very same thing. I googled Mars Attacks and Martian girl last night trying to find a full silhouette but came up empty.


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