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TFS: Two Goodbyes and a Congrats


Let's get crackin' bitches!


Was it the nickname? If so, we're sorry, Strawberry Shortcake!

On the one hand, we say you shouldn't sign up for a show like this if you can't take the heat. On the other hand, Mizrahi telling her she should get out of the business altogether was such a ridiculously over-the-top thing to say we kinda don't blame her. Still, we were sorry to see her go, especially because we can't run that joke into the ground like we planned.


"No look is complete without the hair. In fact my hair has become sort of my trademark look."

HAHAHAHAHA!! The delusions of some of these people just slay us. As if she invented the "dried straw" look! As if anybody couldn't get the exact same effect from a 99-cent bottle of hydrogen peroxide.

Although we did like her outfit. Seems like the designers made the classic mistake of taking in her look and then replicating it. A lot of them did that Balenciaga-esque architectural skirt thing - or tried to, anyway.

Anyway, Congratulations, Daniella!


She got her revenge on El Pollo Loco by coming back strong this week and we have to say, it's a pretty great design.

It's certainly not for everyone (and truth be told, although it looks like something she'd wear, Tinsley's too old for the look), but it's kinda sassy, kinda fresh.

It's very hard to do hot pants and not make them look cheap, but she did well here.

What brings it up is the sheer jacket, which could not have been all that easy to execute.

The only part we don't particularly like is the big floppy bow, but that's only a minor complaint.

And a sayonara to Laura, who may have been the loser this week, but she sure was a winner in the delusional sweepstakes!


It's horrible. There's no nice way to say it. It's poorly executed and badly designed.

First off, who wears a cocktail dress to a rock concert? The bust is the only thing that was okay from a design perspective. And it was JUST okay.

The red tulle was ugly and it looked cheap.

And come on, every single one of her team mates told her not to use it and she turned around later and pretended like she didn't remember them saying that. Delusional.

It seems pretty clear that team challenges are going to be common on this show and these bitches have absolutely no concept of how to work on a team.

Nothing tops this, though:

How could she possibly think that was a good idea? Did she not ever take a step back and look at what she was doing? To be honest, Haven bears some of the blame here. This was such a bad idea that she should have stepped in and said "Absolutely not."

"That tulle overrides the beauty of it because what's good about it still is the shaping and the sophistication in the body."

DELUSIONAL.


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147 comments:

johhny R & markus still look cute, i still forgive them..


Reco is the voice of reason and sanity, and he seems pretty talented. Why do I think he will get screwed before long?


And, not in the good way.


Agreed, T-Lo on all counts. Esp. on Tinsely Mortimer's "signature" hair do. Whatev.
Poor Kelly - they need to define her role more. She was reduced to squeeing in excitement over Daniella's bow ("I totally see where you are going with this") which is, as you point out, the worst part of the ensemble.


Daniella did a great job, The jumpsuit looks cute with the sheer top. Hate the bow, though. Laura's dress was really bad; poorly executed (look at that back!) and just not rock-and-roll and all.


bitchybitchybitchy

"No look is complete without the hair. In fact my hair has become sort of my trademark look."

HAHAHAHAHA!! The delusions of some of these people just slay us. As if she invented the "dried straw" look! As if anybody couldn't get the exact same effect from a 99-cent bottle of hydrogen peroxide.

Word! I couldn't believe she actually said that.

Daniella must be so pleased on many levels, one of which is that she can snap her fingers at our poquito Pollo Loco.

The sheer jacket reminds me of the jackets that Christian Siriano did for his collection after he won PR4.

I knew when I saw that red tulle at the hem that Laura was in serious trouble, and Fern's comments when her model was on the runway pretty much sealed Laura's fate, I thought.

Can't wait for TLo's take on Johnny's safety pin number!


"As if she invented the 'dried straw' look!"

I love you Boys.

What went on with Kristin that led to Isaac's saying she shouldn't even be in the business? This show is edited to bits so that everything looks over the top and out of the blue. That's just 2 examples.

Another: one minute Daniella's sheer jacket is a big mistake and the next it's the winner? (Of course, in that case, I might have missed something 'cause I fell asleep during the fashion show.)


daniella's model was aryn from season one of make me a supermodel, and shannon the amazonian goddess was back as well! bitch is TALL. whyyyyy do they ignore the poor tortured models?? the ones who have internal organ damage from last week's tube skirt debacle???


Yes, I truly cannot stand these delusional designers who think everything they do must be solid gold because it sprang from their genius mind. The dress was clearly fug, and I think everyone in the world knew that taking off that tulle and eliminating that horrible mesh back detail would have improved it a thousandfold. But yeah, still not a "rock concert" look. Strange.

Not the hugest fan of Daniella's but I'm also not a huge fan of Tinsley or her style. It worked and I can understand it winning, but I personally liked Anna's more. (GREAT pleated skirt!)

Ugh. Fucking KRISTIN. There is nothing I loathe more on these shows than people who quit. She is 23, got on this national reality show competition, and quit after ONE episode because she was criticized. Boo hoo, welcome to the real world honey. She took away a spot from someone that would probably have killed to be there, and would never have given up in a million years. I officially hate her. Have fun being a nobody back in Chicago, wench.


Man, Team Linda Evans entire collection was a pile of hot mess. I thought the team had a lot of collective nerve calling bad taste. Haven and Reco's "passable? dresses were pretty awful too.

Everyone kept going on about the red tulle, but those saggy, fleshy fishnet back cutouts (or whatever) were what really took this monstrosity to clear loser over the diaper skirt duo.

So, with these teams, you can only be an overall winner if you're also on the winning team? That. Blows.


PS I am SOOOO in love with Markus!!! He is too cute.


CPK said, "Poor Kelly - they need to define her role more."

You said it. I'm completely neutral about her, but she really doesn't have anything to do. She seems to be a sort of Vanna White or Carol Merrill.


Well, mystery solved on why Strawberry Shortcake was absent for the class picture. I'm guessing they didn't even want to her remain sequestered. Ouch.


I realize that it isn't fair to make comparisons to PR and TFS, but the beauty of the Duchess and Nina was that many of their comments addressed the stylistic and attitudinal "elephants in the room" with relaxed and spontaneous wit, as opposed to some of the unnecessarily ugly and scripted wannabe bon mots contestants and viewers have been subjected to recently. Sharp, even caustic critiques are acceptable; especially in the face of overwhelming delusion it can be necessary and carthartic. But talking trash just for the sake of doing it comes off as overripe Mean Girl.

Sorry, but as momentarily amusing as Mizrahi can be, overall I've never really been impressed with him as a personality. I can see from this show and "Unzipped", why Robert from Season 3 mentioned he had trouble working for him.


1. Agreed, quitting sucks. Unless you have medical problems or some family emergency.
2. Mesh will never equal classy or edgy.
3. Stealth fighter?? First of all, not an adjective. Second, Tinsley Mortimer = sleek military air vessel? WTF, mate.
4. I love Fern. Her comment about hot pants was very tactful and professional. What a classy broad.


I thought Laura's was bad but I think Markus should have been sent packing, or even Johnny... the bust on his dress looked trashy as hell and his attitude stinks.

I also thogught JP's team should have been the winning team.


what's-his-name, the attitudinal one who is Not A Seamstress, who bastardized the name of Elizabeth Hurley by safety-pinning his breastacular garment and was mooning over markus' cute little face? yeah, he needs to stop wearing his hair like a SUMO WRESTLER. it's GROSS.


I was surprised they kept Johnny after his snit fit. But Laura's dress (for me, especially the back) trumped it.

Tinsley Mortimer. Pfeh.


Am I the only one who has no idea who Tinsley Mortimer is? (and it's not like I live in a cave or anything) Even when PR had superfamous people on, like Iman or Sarah Jessica Parker, they gave us a little background info. What's the point of having them make clothes for a specific client if they don't tell us anything about her?


I think Laura could have squeaked by with the red tulle after Mifune shot his mouth off, but that mesh back makes it look like it's going to be advertised as being self packing, like rain gear.


flaming_mo said, "I realize that it isn't fair to make comparisons to PR and TFS. . ."

Comparisons are inevitable, in no small part because TFS seems often to be bending over backwards to be Not-PR, when in fact it's essentially the same. PR has bright workroom lights? We'll make TFS look like it's always midnight!

My husband, who saw the occasional episode of PR (whether he wanted to or not), saw 3 minutes of TFS and said, "It looks like the déclassé version . . . the Long Island version. . . of PR."


The red tulle killed it. It wasn't so bad without it.


There really ISN'T that much to know about Tinsley. She's a New York socialite, and not really even the kind that is actually famous beyond the small group of people who follow that thing. She doesn't really have any career to speak of, she just goes to parties. She was born into some money and married a hedge fund guy. I believe she has some shitty handbag or clothing line that nobody's ever heard of as well. What is that weird grating sound? Oh, it's TFS scraping the bottom of the barrel.


What on earth did the Miz say to that girl anyway? I sort of felt sorry for her. I don't know why.

Also don't know who the socialite is, but she did appear to have a willingness to try anything (fashion wise), so that made for a good challenge.

The winning outfit was cute and a good idea , apparently the judges like the navy/black combo (I don't). I thought the #2 look was far better, but it would have been to expensive for them to produce.

The losing look- It was ugly. But the other two were ever so much worse (dirty diadee and Franken tit).


Still not loving the format of the judging, but I'm guessing TLo will get to that, as well as to the mini-challenge.

This show re-confirmed that I don't know what socialites wear on their wearying rounds. I really thought Daniella's was waay too young and cutesy for Tinsley to win; and while I thought Laura's was pedestrian home-sewn version of teen mall fare, I couldn't have guessed that it would be the worst, even after seeing the back view. There were some badly made unflattering garments up there.

Except for the fact that she has bangs, which are less common since the availability of Botox, her hair is approximately the same style one sees on ALL the 25 through 50 year old women in the style pages. Color is trailer-trash blonde (though, to be fair, there are tones in it that require professional products), and it looks thin enough to make that style a maintenance nightmare. Yeah, I'd say delusional covers it.


I'm Daniella kept it cool this time and presented something beautiful. I think this episode illustrates the importance of working well together as a team. But you know Bravo will put her and Merlin together again just to milk some more drama.


CanIGeYouAnything?

" Bailey said...
There really ISN'T that much to know about Tinsley. She's a New York socialite, and not really even the kind that is actually famous beyond the small group of people who follow that thing. She doesn't really have any career to speak of, she just goes to parties. She was born into some money and married a hedge fund guy. I believe she has some shitty handbag or clothing line that nobody's ever heard of as well. What is that weird grating sound? Oh, it's TFS scraping the bottom of the barrel."


I figured as much. Thanks, Bailey.


"No look is complete without the hair. In fact my hair has become sort of my trademark look."


Hahahahahaha. Yeah, she invented that color and cut. How can you say that with a straight face and a Barbie nose?


Another thought: maybe Kristin quit because she wasn't impressed with the show? I wouldn't expect her to say something like "I was expecting it to be more like Project Runway" even if that was her thought. I'd expect her to say almost exactly what she did: "it's in my interest to leave, we're not a good fit, etc."


Mariana (The Unoriginal)

In a way, I blame Haven for not doing a better job as a leader. She should've said "NO, RED!" to Laura end of story. You know Merlin would've done so.


I was NOT impressed with this team at all, including Reco. Ugly designs, all of them.


Bailey said, "She's a New York socialite. . . She was born into some money."

Bailey, darling, you forget: she's one of NY's PREMIER socialites!

Isn't she the daughter of Mortimer Snerd?


Oh lord, the back of that dress looks like something you'd catch a fish with.


"No look is complete without the hair. In fact my hair has become sort of my trademark look."


Don't even get me started on that.

That is RIDICULOUS!!!


Red tulle is always a bad idea unless you're designing a school play costume for your daughter.


Lol, oh yes! She is a PREMIER socialite! She has a certificate of ranking from the governing body that oversees all socialitedom! Oh Tinsley. You crazy.


Did anyone else catch Laura's little grin when she thought Johnny saved her by throwing himself under the bus? No, Laura, your dress was THAT bad, and everyone told you so!

Aunt Dee


I'm not trying to defend Laura, but I think it must be hard doing something completely out of your element. She never liked the idea of designing for a Socialite.


Occurred to me that Tinsley made quite a big deal of the hair thing and then there wasn't much said afterward about how the hairstyles complemented the clothing (or not). Maybe it was just a chance to shameless-plug Tresemme.


Brooklyn Bomber wrote:

"My husband, who saw the occasional episode of PR (whether he wanted to or not), saw 3 minutes of TFS and said, 'It looks like the déclassé version . . . the Long Island version. . . of PR.'"

WORD to your husband.


I think the right team won even though I liked Angel's and Lydia's outfits more for their respective categories. Anna's group felt a little more cohesive

Personally I dont know why they edited Mizrahi being apprehensive about the see-thru jacket. it's suppose to be for a rock concert. Of the rock concert outfits that was the one that clearly was the most appropriate. And the styling was good too. But Tinsley's too old to be wearing it.

I found it ironic that Mizrahi telling johnny to accept and learn from constructive criticism when the edit clearly shows him only giving harsh tongue lashings like he did in the previous episode. It seems he stills needs to better articulate his critiques and achieve a better balance. Even Kors and Nina as tough as they can get rarely feel this mean or nasty. I hope he gets better for the sake of the show.

It seems Fern is the only one being constructive in her critiques.

Frank


"C. C. said...
Occurred to me that Tinsley made quite a big deal of the hair thing and then there wasn't much said afterward about how the hairstyles complemented the clothing (or not). Maybe it was just a chance to shameless-plug Tresemme."


I think we need two hours to cover everything this show is aiming to accomplish. Mini-challenge, main challenge, TRESemme, runway, chit-chat in the hall, elimination. It's too much and in the end we see VERY LITTLE of the designs.


I've never heard of this "Tinsley" person, and frankly, she looks/feels like Paris Hilton 20 years from now.
Someone, please explain. So her job is to be rich and wear designer stuff???

Now I truly appreciate people like Michelle O, who's not only fashionable but FUNCTIONABLE. I don't mean just her clothes, but her whole existence.


"It seems Fern is the only one being constructive in her critiques.

Frank"


I agree. Thank god for her.


Max on 5/15/09 at 11:26 AM said: Another thought: maybe Kristin quit because she wasn't impressed with the show? I wouldn't expect her to say something like "I was expecting it to be more like Project Runway" even if that was her thought.

From what I have seen on the first two episodes i have walked out. Maybe it is the editing but I do not think the designers are given proper instructions or enough direction. This was the role Tim Gunn played and Tyson Beckford plays on their respective shows. TFS needs some type of un-biased mentor to give guidance so slop doesn't spill on to the runway and make the messes we have seen in the last two episodes.

The fashions have been so bad and discusting they are not even laughable in a fun way as were many of the fashion disaster in PR Season 5.


I really liked Anna's grey skirt and lavender top for the ladies lunch look—so soft and pretty, especially with that hair. Andrew's art gallery dress was a favorite for me, too.


"Brooklyn Bomber said...

My husband, who saw the occasional episode of PR (whether he wanted to or not), saw 3 minutes of TFS and said, "It looks like the déclassé version . . . the Long Island version. . . of PR."

You do know Brooklyn is Long Island, right? lol


I just wonder how this Tinsel person can even keep her eyes open with all the false eyelashes and make-up.


Anna was ROBBED! I loved her skirt! Now maybe I'm a little biased because I already strongly dislike Daniella, but still! A hot-pants jumpsuit?! Bleh...


Anon, said, "You do know Brooklyn is Long Island, right? lol"

Only geographically. He was speaking culturally.


"wimple said...
I just wonder how this Tinsel person can even keep her eyes open with all the false eyelashes and make-up."


She is awful. It reminded me of PR and when they had to design for Nicky Hilton, but I guess that's something they do often in real life; design for rich bitches.


bitchybitchybitchy

Bailey
5/15/09 11:34 AM Lol, oh yes! She is a PREMIER socialite! She has a certificate of ranking from the governing body that oversees all socialitedom! Oh Tinsley. You crazy.

Bailey, thanks for that- I'm envisioning a tiny, uber-chic place somewhere in NYC where the ranking takes place!


I'm annoyed by the mixed messages being sent during the host's walkabout in the workroom. Dame Isaac appeared to snot about Daniella's sheer jacket on their visit, and yet it WON. Ditto last week with the veil of silence about James-Paul's winning dress.

I know there's no mentor per se, but is the point of these visits just to screw with the designers, and then laugh about them in the hall? Can they provide nothing but snide bons mots? Is there no way Fern could swing by and offer some thoughts?

Indeed, if anyone could replace the spirit of Tim, it would be Fern.

And I assumed Tinsley Mortimer was one of the Real Housewives Of NYC. I appear to be the only one who's not seen that show. And is she really married to a guy named "Topper?" That's a deal-breaker, ladies.


People are saying that Daniela's outfit was too young for TM--but I looked her up and she's only 32-33! I wouldn't say that's too old for that kind of outfit--reaching the cutoff point, but not necessarily verboten.

But I have to say, I had no idea who she was, and I thought she must be at least 45--her terrible plastic surgery had the opposite effect intended. Kind of sad.


Geoff said...
I'm annoyed by the mixed messages being sent during the host's walkabout in the workroom. Dame Isaac appeared to snot about Daniella's sheer jacket on their visit, and yet it WON. Ditto last week with the veil of silence about James-Paul's winning dress.
Actually Geoff, Isaac did question Johnny as to his ablity to finish the bodice the way it was outlined on the dress form. "Will it stay up?".
I think the tulle wasn't on the losing dress yet, so he could not very well have given advice on that.
As to the sheer "biker jacket" I think there wasn't much to see. He was questioning whether she could finish it. I think that Isaac himself has done sheer organza jackets before, so I don't think he was turning his nose up at the "idea" of it.


I believe Tinsley is regarded as a sort of Becky Sharp character in NY social circles. But then again, aren't they all? ;-)


Geoff on 5/15/09 at 11:59 AM said: I know there's no mentor per se, but is the point of these visits just to screw with the designers, and then laugh about them in the hall? Can they provide nothing but snide bons mots? Is there no way Fern could swing by and offer some thoughts?

Geoff-My thoughts exactly! I am begining to wonder exactly how much Heather M. knows about the design and execution process based on his comments.

This only proves the big part that Tim Gunn is of the success of PR. Nicely saying, "That is a whole lot of look" has saved many designers from disaster and made PR more enjoyable for fashion fanatic viewer. I think with TFS the inmates have taken over the asylum.

TampaBay


TLo say:

It's certainly not for anyone (and truth be told, although it looks like something she'd wear, Tinsley's too old for the look), but it's kinda sassy, kinda fresh.
Uh ... did you mean that? I kinda wanna think it should say, "It's not for everyone ... but if you mean it, you're certainly rivalling Mizrahi for bitchy cruelty.

Or who knows? Maybe the sales at bravotv.com will prove your point.


I loved Anna's skirt and thought it should have won.

I thought everyone on team BUHP should have gone home except Reco (and even his look was a mess, but not quite as abysmal).

Haven should have gone for lack of leadership.

Johnny should have been kicked to the curb for his attitude and wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.

Markus is cute, but his design reminded me of a badly draped and sewn version of Mario's cotton "envy" dress that got him kicked off in season 1 of PR.

Don't get me started on Laura's tule - yikes!!!


Is Tim Gunn going to be around for the rest of these designers' lives, helping them design non-shiteous dresses? Is Isaac Mizrahi? No. I'd rather separate the wheat from the chaff early on than have untalented people coddled and helped along the way. It's a tough business, and in the real world you certainly don't have the luxury of someone telling you what to do every step of the way. Eliminating the mentor was one of the best things this show has done.


"Bob Scrivens said...


Uh ... did you mean that? I kinda wanna think it should say, "It's not for everyone ..."

Whoops. Yes, that's what we meant. Blogging is hard!


Sewing Siren said "The winning outfit was cute and a good idea , apparently the judges like the navy/black combo (I don't). I thought the #2 look was far better, but it would have been to expensive for them to produce."

Very good point. I think a big part of this show has to do with marketability, and if they really want to sell "versions" of the winning garments online, they're going to have to take production issues into consideration. I personally think that's a shame - I'd rather see great designs win - but I guess that's what Project Runway is for!

There were lots of really sad outfits last night - sure hope the quality gets better as the weaker designers get weeded out....


I rolled my eyes when they brought out Tinsley and laughed just as hysterically at her self proclaimed signature look! Yeh babe, refried hair, racoon eyes and a bad nose job is SO original.

Reco TRIED to tell Laura and so did everyone on her team! I love Reco - he was having none of it. And I honestly cannot believe she thought her design was good let alone "sophisticated"....wow.

I really didnt like Daniella's look.....I thought Anna should have won. But the reproduced look of the winning design up for sale looks much better.

I'm still not passionate about the show but am starting to enjoy it a bit more now.


Oh, T. Mort, honey, your hair is your signature? Why, you've done nothing with it at all! It's long, straight, and boring. C'mon, you and Laura should have taken up barging down d'Nile together.

Some people.

Strawberry Shortcake had reached her max temperature, I'm afraid. Any longer in this competition and she'd have singed those pink swaths in her hair jet black. If you can't stand the heat, run away from the kitchen. And she did. Buh-bye.

As to the winner, it was decidedly different and props to the judges for going for something totally age inappropriate. I preferred the gorgeous skirt myself and it sounded at first that they were leaning that way, too. But either outfit was a winner. Both seemed well done.

The rest? Let's just quietly pretend we didn't see a single one.


I bet you could hear Team Bolero's jaws thunk on the ground when they weren't chosen the winners. They looked so supremely confident that they had nailed it, but what they showed was pretty much a series of cocktail dresses.

Rule #1 here - it's got to be interesting enough to sell on Bravo's web site in order to be the winning look.

Rule #2 - Bravo isn't going to want to sell just a bunch of cocktail dresses, so judging will skew in favor of a variety of looks.

I totally agree with selecting Daniella and Anna as the two finalists. Both produced genuinely thoughtful, well-made, unique looks, and either one of them could easily have been declared the winner. The technical skills each woman displayed here were out of the park.

While I love, love, loved Anna's skirt, Daniella's sheer jacket was the most original piece so far. The special seaming details on the shoulders and cuffs were just genius. And out of sheer fabric? Wow, no leeway to mess up a seam there. And it's just that kind of rare, special piece that a socialite would kill for.

A third outfit that perhaps should have been up there as part of a "final three" was Keith's stunning gown made out of the same fabric as Anna's skirt. The stunning amout of seaming and ruffling design work was worthy of something to be worn by Heidi Klum to the Academy Awards, IMO. It was just an incredible look. I would have liked to hear why the judges discarded this look as an option but, frustratingly, that part was edited out. One of the best parts of PR is that you get to see the judges' opinions on every single garment, so you can understand the strengths and weaknesses of each and why the judges decided the way they did.

Here, we were gypped. If your favorite was anything other than the two winning looks or the three worst looks on the losing team, you got butkus about it. I agree with the commenter above who said that this show needs to be longer to adequately cover all they're trying to do per episode.


Maybe Laura thought they said "rock fight".

Daniella's outfit was well done, although I thought it was a little too young for what's-her-name. But I still loved it.


Bailey on 5/15/09 at 12:17 PM said: Is Tim Gunn going to be around for the rest of these designers' lives, helping them design non-shiteous dresses? Is Isaac Mizrahi? No. I'd rather separate the wheat from the chaff early on than have untalented people coddled and helped along the way.

Bailey - You have a great point and I agree but I miss the pure fashion entertainment value of Vincent Libretti, Jerrell Scott, Stella Zotis and even Suede in their interactions with Ms. Gunn.

TampaBay


Maybe Laura thought they said "rock fight".

Daniella's outfit was well done, although I thought it was a little too young for what's-her-name. But I still loved it.


Poor Kelly indeed. I gave her the first episode, and one to grow on, and she's still a big FAIL.

Tinsley who? I don't keep up on socialites. And I'm glad.


"People are saying that Daniela's outfit was too young for TM--but I looked her up and she's only 32-33! I wouldn't say that's too old for that kind of outfit--reaching the cutoff point, but not necessarily verboten."

Hot pants shouldn't be worn by anyone over the age of 25.


This may be a bit off topic, but did anyone else notice Mizrahi's Shatner-esque delivery of his...uh...catchphrase? Laura..we're...justnotbuyingit...buh-bye darling. He's probably regretting choosing that as his auf wiedersehen.


True TampaBay, there has been some good interactions caught on camera, and I do enjoy the camraderie and whatnot. I just think the mentoring is kinda what helped people like Blayne and Suede stay in the game for so long. I mean, there were certainly far more talented people that went home before them. I know reality shows aren't necessarily 'fair' but it irked me, especially since Suede actually showed at Bryant Park! Talk about lowering PR's stock lol.


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

WHAT?! They just LET Kristin leave? They should have played RuPaul's "don't let the bitches get you down" speech from Drag Race for her....

Jeez, even Nina and Duchess haven't run off a contestant on PR yet!

Damn that Heather Mizrahi!

That said, I wanted to see Samurai Johnny go mano a mano with Heather's gay, gay hands last night....

I also agree with Frank: only Fern is giving any constructive criticism.

So many problems I have with this show, and it's only the second episode.

If Lifetime really screws up PR, I'll be sooooo disappointed.


I know zilch about socialites. I thought Tinsley Mortimer was the one who mowed down some people with her car a few years ago. Same "signature" hairdo. What the hell kind of people are named Tinsley and Topper? So far, the underwear guy comes up with the designs I like best. I interviewed for a job at his company in CA. Thought it would be nice to Photoshop pics of half-naked hot guys all day, but I didn't get the job. Merlin looks like Cantinflas, Mexico's equivalent of Chaplin. Merlin's funnier though.


Siiiiick! The ho who plowed into the Hamptons party was no socialite. It was Lizzie Grubman, public relations "professional" and psycho hosebeast extraordinaire! She is a klassy lady, what with her disregard for human safety and online Hulk Hogan pussy pics.


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola said... If Lifetime really screws up PR, I'll be sooooo disappointed.

C'est-Lifetime will not mess with a ratings winner. It will be the same show only on a different Bat Channel at a different Bat Time.

Lifetime does not own the show nor are they producing the show. These honors belong to Mr. Weinstein & Company and Magical Elves. Lifetime is only purcasing the rights to air PR. They will not change a thing and neither will QXYGEN with ANTM.

TampaBay


poor laura and laura's crazy hair. seriously, i pulled out a picture of my mother from before she gave birth to me - same hair.


you know, for all the complaining people are doing about her quitting - there's one thing that can be said for her - this is a new show. She didn't know what she was getting into. Admittedly, if she left because someone was mean, thats a little weak, but its not has if this show has been on for a few seasons and she could have expectations for the experience.


"Is Tim Gunn going to be around for the rest of these designers' lives, helping them design non-shiteous dresses? Is Isaac Mizrahi? No. I'd rather separate the wheat from the chaff early on than have untalented people coddled and helped along the way."

I disagree. They may not have Tim Gunn around forever but they will hopefully have outside eyes to give them an honest opinion. I think these designers get too close to their designs and can't see the problems (although some of them are just delusional.

I agree that what Issac said to Kristin was over the top but come on, she's never going to make it in that business (or life, for that matter) if she doesn't learn how to deal with criticism, bitchiness or meanness.

Fern is so nice, when she was dancing around what she really thinks of hotpants,all I could hear was, "slutty,slutty,slutty!"


"Anonymous said...

you know, for all the complaining people are doing about her quitting - there's one thing that can be said for her - this is a new show. She didn't know what she was getting into. Admittedly, if she left because someone was mean, thats a little weak, but its not has if this show has been on for a few seasons and she could have expectations for the experience."

The show seems pretty straight-forward to me. It's also very similar to PR in practice, and follows generic reality show formulae. The premise is to design something and have it critiqued. She didn't like the criticism so she left. I think that's pretty weak no matter how you want to slice it. She wasn't "blindsided" by anything, she just either didn't have the skin for it or thought they would gush over her work non-stop.


Given that these people already make a living in the industry, I wouldn't be surprised if someone showed up and thought, "I thought I was going on Survivor and ended up on Big Brother!"


I'm warming to the show — I think my favorite part is when the "bad dresses" show up ... it's as if the designers were being pursued, Furies -like, by their shiteous creations.

But aaak! the lighting. I said it last week and I'll repeat: One of the show's problems is it feels so gray and dingy the whole way through, workroom to runway. Brighten! Brighten! Or as Kors would say, "Lighten up. It's just fashion!" (I think of the set of Shear Genius as an example of a fun set.)

And yeah, Fern is a great foil to Heather Miz's tempests. Loved her role in the back-room deliberations, when he was going on and on about Jonny, and she very gracefully brought the discussion back to the clothes.

-- CAAF


I hate to say it, cause I love supporting gays in popular culture, but why did they go so heavy on the fem in casting. couldn't they find one straight or one gay guy who isn't flamboyant? There's just so much estrogen on the show, it seems imbalanced


I feel a little sorry for Strawberry Shortcake, in that I didn't feel her TEAM was the worst team last week, and Miz Heather was a little bit mean, considering they just needed someone to put up against Jonny D.

However, without meaning to sound like a cliche, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the friggen spot light. Which she did, so that is to her credit.

(And speaking of spotlights, the TFS production values are still NOT BANK, as they say in the quickfire ...)

As for the loser, YEA .... I AM SO HAPPY ... they FINALLY MADE A DECISION I CAN AGREE WITH.

Team BUHP was the worst team last week, the worst team this week, had the worst dress and the worst attitude.

(Big Jonny Sumo better watch his baggy ass harem pants next week, cause his head could be on a platter with that horrible top knot on display.)

And, yes, Laura was TRES DELUSIONAL. I think she always looks a bit vacant in the eyes ...

As for the winner, I preferred
Anna's pleats to Daniella's shorts. But as Fern said, not to my taste but designed very well.

And Ms. Mortimer was gaga over them. And did you see her husband? He looked like a milquetoast country club WASP if ever there ever was one. She is definitely Becky Sharpish and not old moneyish.

Not a great show, not a bad show, and I am not screaming this morning, so that is a good thing.

Just sayin-


I admit that I don't quite understand the judging process yet, and I'm too lazy to research; but, I object to the fact that Isaac whispered to Tinsley, "That'd look great on you", about the winning outfit, in advance of its win. Undue influence!


What's wrong with a judge telling another judge that the outfit looks great?


Oops, sorry! That should have been "bupkis," not butkus.


RE all the comments about Fern: I think she is nice, but also calculating. You see a hesitation before she speaks, where she appears to be rapidly deciding in her head, "Now what can I say to save this sorry-ass scene, move the action along, and save my own rep by looking thoughtful and reasonable?"


Bailey said...
Siiiiick! The ho who plowed into the Hamptons party was no socialite. It was Lizzie Grubman, public relations "professional" and psycho hosebeast extraordinaire!

HAHAHHA pyscho hosebeat extraordinaire inDEED. she had a show on MTV or something when years ago, and twas a disaster.

I was watching Tinsely, thinking she looked like the lovechild of rachel zoe and 4-nose-jobs-later nicole kidman.

what was the real benefit of doing this challenge as a team? couldn't they have just divided the designers with individual looks? we might have seen more than just ghastly 80's revival if they had all been left to their own devices...


"What's wrong with a judge telling another judge that the outfit looks great?"

Because in this case, it's fashion bigwig Isaac Mizrahi whispering it to dipshit socialite Tinsley Mortimer. Had he whispered such a thing to Fern... or Nina... or Alberta Ferretti, it would have been a casual aside. Whispering it to Tinsley Mortimer is like issuing an edict--


"Ouizee said...
5/15/09 10:43 AM Reco is the voice of reason and sanity, and he seems pretty talented. Why do I think he will get screwed before long?"


Yeshhh. And I hate Daniella. She's using racial insults against Reco later on in the competition.

Besides, if anyone sees the clips, Miss Shit-don't-stink becomes team leader and it completely goes to her head. She thinks she's the best designer in the history of time when she dresses like a bad reject from Teen Wolf.

I really wasn't surprised with the elimination. That chick went along and did what she wanted to do even when the rest of the team said it was stupid. You can only protest so much.

Besides, I would've kept Johnny Samurai rather than her. Sure he mouthed off, but NOWHERE nearly as badly as Kenley or Santino would have. And in reality show world attitude trumps ability every time. But I do hope, for his sake, that he steps up his game. He does seem like a real sweetie.


TampaBay -- Isn't Bunim-Murray Productions producing Project Runway now, instead of Magical Elves?


I honestly cannot see one attractive thing about the winning design. I was confused last night and I'm confused now. Someone explain to me how that sheer jacket with bow + hot pants is not just plain hideous?? Because to me, it is.

Merlin's dress was probably my favorite design, but I liked the other top design with the pleated skirt and sheer blue top.

-B. Wilkerson


One more thing that sucks:

What the hell is up with the 30seconds of show followed by 5 MORE minutes of commercials?

It just seems so bassackwards.


Well, quite frankly, I liked that red tulle, and I thought the lines of the dress were very flattering. She displayed a coherent thought design process, which was FINISHED.

That safety pin queen should have been sent packing.


At least the quality of designs were much higher this week. I was pretty afraid after last week's sea of hideousness.

I liked both James-Paul's and the winning team (is it bad I can't remember her name?). I think either could have won, but I understand why the winning team one.

it was clear that team Haven's team would lose. Soooo much crap in that collection.

Reco's dress was not good. I was expecting more from him. I kinda see where he was going, but the juxtaposition of the colors did not seem to go well.

Losing dress was horrible and I was happy to see her go. You went against your teammates explicit wishes to not use the red tulle. And then you had the gall to say no one told you not to use it. Construction was awful too.


i think marcus & keith will go home soon.. i don't see them in this preview pic

http://i39.tinypic.com/r2ozdy.jpg


Greg McElhatton said...
"Isn't Bunim-Murray Productions producing Project Runway now, instead of Magical Elves?"

5/15/09 2:04 PM

Wow, that's correct! It was announced at the end of April, 2008 that Bunim-Murray would be taking over from Magical Elves (and thus apparently produced Season 6). The reason given was that Magical Elves had other commitments to Bravo, including Top Chef, so wouldn't be continuing to produce Project Runway.

Egads. Well, I hope they did better than the guys produding THIS show. We'll know in less than two months when PR Season 6 FINALLY airs on Lifetime.


Greg McElhatton on 5/15/09 at2:04 PM said: TampaBay -- Isn't Bunim-Murray Productions producing Project Runway now, instead of Magical Elves?

Greg-YOU ARE CORRECT!!! My Bad!
There was a big to do with Magical Elves staying with Bravo when Harvey & Company hit the road. I still do not think the PR will change that much. Why fix what ain't broke? I think filming half the show in LA will be interesting twist as LA and NYC are two completely different fashion scenes with two completely different sets of beautiful people.

TampaBay


It's just too early in the season for me to break down every little facet of this show. For the time being, I am just sitting back and being entertained.
That being said, I DO have a couple of little facets to add here:
I didn't know who Tinsley Mortimer Snerd was, and furthermore, I now don't ever care if I ever see or hear of her again.
I think the design with the gray pleated skirt and blue top should have won.


"Tlo said: Did she not ever take a step back and look at what she was doing?"



On the plus side, that mesh will be a huge hit when backfat becomes the new black.

And yes, it was hideous, but the theme was the 80's. That was a pretty hideous decade. That dress looks like the thing that would have been worn by every Jersey girl, barfing the early morning hours away, on the sidewalk outside any club that admitted them.

That alone was reason enough to auf her. But the concept was pretty bad to begin with.

--GothamTomato


I did like the part at the end where the team was telling Laura that they told her not to use the red tulle and she was denying it so they just showed the scene in the workroom where that's exactly what happened. You could practically hear the voice over, "Let's look at the tape". It's still rather unbelievable and delusional that she would totally deny that they said that when they have cameras recording everything.


MouseAnony said...
Greg McElhatton said...
"Isn't Bunim-Murray Productions producing Project Runway now, instead of Magical Elves?"

Yes, which will mean:

plenty of drunken nights

horny hookups with each other, or camera-whoring "aspiring" artists they meet in the bars

an irate public messing with the designers on their nightly bar-hopping

and shirking responsibilities because they're too hung over to do work that normal people just do


Anonymous said: That safety pin queen should have been sent packing.

5/15/09 2:15 PM

They seem to be concentrating on design rather than execution at this stage. And Johnny R's red and black flowery dress was attractive; Isaac was exclaiming over it in the workroom and on the runway until he nearly choked over the visible safety pins.

Interestingly, the judges took the safety pins on his airbag dress in Episode 1 mini-challenge to be some kind of attempt at being avant guard. It didn't occur to a single person that he just couldn't sew!


Gotham Tomato said:

"On the plus side, that mesh will be a huge hit when backfat becomes the new black."

ROFLMAO!!!!!


Do you think Bravo gave the contestants any statistics on its demographics?

I think that if a version the winning design in each challenge will be sold on Bravo's web site, then Bravo's demographics are the true, unstated clients to whom the designers' creations must be targeted. Anybody whose designs are "too young," "too old," "too fussy" or "too complicated" to manufacture cheaply, will not be selected as the winner.


I would have liked Daniella's piece more if the entire jacket had been the blue organza.


"Delusional" sure is right. Good choice booting Laura. How will she get better if she's deaf to constructive criticism and warnings? Also, what client would like to have her preferences ignored?

Airhead. Fog-brained. Clueless.

DELUSIONAL!


MouseAnony said...

Interestingly, the judges took the safety pins on his airbag dress in Episode 1 mini-challenge to be some kind of attempt at being avant guard. It didn't occur to a single person that he just couldn't sew!
Interestingly, Johnny's airbag LBD didn't have any safety pins on it. John-Paul's did.


I have to say I wish TLo had focused more on crazy Laura and those bizarre stares she provided. And her explanations to the camera were capital wacko! TLo was pretty easy on her, I think.

Funny how the producers don't try to get any of the back story into elimination. Sometimes Heidi casually mentions something like, "And how did you all work together as a team?" and then the fireworks would start. Surely team Haven was ready to go off on the red tulle.

Did anyone else notice that Tinsely Mortimer was wearing the same outfit on the show that was shown in a red carpet picture? Please correct me if I'm wrong on this.


Anonymous 2:06 PM wrote:

One more thing that sucks:

What the hell is up with the 30seconds of show followed by 5 MORE minutes of commercials?

It just seems so bassackwards.


I agree 100%. I thought that it was some sort of teaser for the show, but what's the point of that when you're watching the actual show?

Also, I'm sad to see crazy Laura go. My room mate and I love to laugh about her because she's an alum of our university and we take some of the same foundation classes as the fashion students (but are in a different sub-college). Fun fact: Red and Black are our school colors. I couldn't help cracking up at her color palette.


Mortimer Snerd! Y'all slay me!


I fell asleep before the runway show started but before I dozed off, my last thoughts were that I hoped Laura was voted out.


2 things:

I KNEW, and should have bet, that Tlo's first comment would be to mock Tinsley's hair comment

and:

I love me some Reco!

Suz


Magical Elves signed an exclusive development deal with NBC Universal prior to the PR/Lifetime debacle and thus were unable to produce PR to air on a non-NBCU network.

The Fashion Show isn't that great in my opinion and I don't hold out much hope for Project Runway now that it's being produced by the same team (Bunim-Murray) that hit the big time producing The Real World.

I'd rather have one really good show than two shows which are watered-down versions of each other.


I have been to a lot of rock concerts over many years and I would never want to wear a jumpsuit with a jacket over it. Has anybody ever gone to the bathroom at a concert? There are huge lines and stall doors that don't shut or don't exist. When wearing a jumpsuit, you have to get naked in order to pee. Totally inappropriate outfit.

Blanche


I gotta disagree on what you said about her hurr. Bitch set trends with it and bitch is rocking it.


Seriously, that red tulle was the least of the problems with that dress.

And I feel so bad for Kristin now. Did she really not know someone might criticize her?


Gotham Tomato: "On the plus side, that mesh will be a huge hit when backfat becomes the new black"

LMAO!

Is it my imagination, or is the crap-to-quality quotient MUCH higher on this show than Project Runway? And Kelly Rowland! Dear God, WHY?

Rico's dress was at least well-made, which is more than could be said for Top-Knot Boy.


I thought Bravo's version of the winning jumpsuit and jacket looks cheap and fugly. It's not even like they're making the same outfits, but a bad knockoff instead...

I liked Strawberry. Oh well.


Gotham Tomato, you consistently kill me. ". . . when backfat is the new black" indeed!

People, we all know this show is a stinker. (I'll watch it anyway, don't get me wrong.) 1. The pacing is so frenetic I can't keep up. 2. It has none of the charm or -- dare I say -- dignity of PR. 3. Kelly Rowlands? And that's because . . .? I gave up on her when she made an obvious grammatical error on yesterday's show. Not only doesn't she not know what she's talking about, but she doesn't know how to talk. The editors left it in, which doesn't say much for them or the quality of the show.

Disappointing, very.


I think the poorly designed, hideously executed fashions on this show will become as tedious and depressing as the delusional, untalented people on the first few weeks of American Idol. Yeah, a few fugly things keep it interesting, but I want to see fashion, not crap.

I like the hot pants (tap pants is another name for them). It probably would be better as separates (top and shorts), for practicality. I can see SJP in her Sex and the City days carrying off something like this, and she was over 25. I agree that Tinsley looks way older than 30-ish.

I have absolutely no tolerance for Daniella if she is slinging racial slurs.

I think Andrew, Merlin, Reco, James Paul, maybe Keith, and Anna seem to be the top talent as far as the whole process, design-to-execution, goes. Daniella, too, but for the possible racism.

Many thoughtful, intelligent people frame their thoughts before they speak them, like Fern, instead of just blurting it out. At least she isn't spewing canned bitchiness.

Johnny R's hair is a "signature"--blonde and straight with bangs is not.


I hate to say it, but I hated the walk that Markus's model had. He said it was fierce, but it reminded me of Ongina's so called "walk", aka stomp down the catwalk.


I LOVE how you blog multiple times a week about this show... it makes me very happy.


I thought Johnny would have been sent packin' after that outlash. I think there was a debate whether ethics is more important or skills for this episode- and clearly a tough decision was made.
Issac needs to learn better english perhaps? It is coming across to me that the two hosts are trying too hard to be quasi- Tim Gunn, the venerable, but failig epically and almost amusingly on the part of Issac. They give such superficial comments on the work and come across as mordant sometimes.


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No comments about the mini challenge, Bank and Budget?

TampaBay


Well, where's yours? :=D


Here's mine:

The Bank and Budget mini-challenge was fun for several reasons:

1. It proved that, if a leather article such as a belt has good design elements, it can look a lot more expensive than it is.

2. Color and style in accessories can top materials. 100% cashmere might be wonderful to feel and wear, but, to the observer, a simple cotton knit can (and I emphasize the "can" part) look equally as luxurious.

3. Clearly, with some seriously dedicated hunting and searching, a careful shopper can find well-made, fashionable clothing that looks far more expensive than it is.

4. Therefore, if you're willing to spend a lot of time hunting, you can create an impressive designer look on a budget.

The unspoken message is: "Hint, hint. Save the time and hunting! Go to Bravo's website and get designer looks at reasonable prices!"


MouseAnony - Thanks for the comments. I am not sure how I feel about the mini-challenge but I hate that woman from Harper's Bazzar which is strange because Harper's Bazzar is my favorite US fashion mag.

TampaBay


TampaBay:

I thought the mini-challenge was hilarious.

If designers can't even tell which garments and accessories are the cheap ones and which one are the expensive ones, it begs the question: Why do we need to spend money on designer clothing and accessories, anyway?

So the question becomes "Why do we need this show, then?"

Now comes the sleeper surprise. Fern, Isaac and other judges on this program have extensive experience in ready-to-wear. The whole focus of this program is on that sector. As a result, this program is totally different than Project Runway, something not everybody is picking up on yet.I wonder if Bravo execs are taking bets on how long it takes viewers to "get it."


"TampaBay said...
No comments about the mini challenge, Bank and Budget?

TampaBay"


Tampabay,

Not sure if you're new here, but Tlo break down the episode into several posts. I'm sure they will talk about the mini-challenge.


MouseAnony said...
Now comes the sleeper surprise. Fern, Isaac and other judges on this program have extensive experience in ready-to-wear. The whole focus of this program is on that sector. As a result, this program is totally different than Project Runway, something not everybody is picking up on yet.I wonder if Bravo execs are taking bets on how long it takes viewers to "get it."

I think the Mass Market RTW focus is made clear by three thing on the FSH:

1. Fern Mallis is a permanent judge. Look who she works for and you see the mass market point of view.

2. The Treseme spokesperson made a speech about the Tinsley challenge and fashion not being expensive.

3. There is no moderator/mentor commenting on design and finsihed product.

There is nothing wrong with mass market but I wish THS spent more time on the design process and POV. I have learned so much from PR. TFS is great entertainment but I really do not feel I am learning anything.

TampaBay


I hate team challenges so this week was very disappointing for me. I'm not looking forward to next week as it looks like another team challenge.

The challenge itself was ridiculous. Why did they only have a 40 dollar budget when they had a client who clearly spends a lot of money on her outfits? Nothing wrong with a tight budget but then maybe for clients who don't have anything to spend.

I liked the winning outfit. Wouldn't have been my first choice, but it was nice enough and obviously the client liked it.


I am not impressed with the challeges either. They are not focused enough.

My favorite PR challenge was the one with the women who lost an enormous amount of weight and brought a "fat" garment for the designers to re-cut and re-design.

TampaBay


It's funny that the mini-challenge I suggested last week was the one they did this week. I don't watch the show (no cable/satellite, crappy computer w/dialup), but I have an unerring ability to pick the more expensive item. It would be my downfall except that I primarily shop at thrift stores, and it comes in handy to be able to pick out the higher quality items there.

In academic studio settings, like the workrooms here an on PR, design is a collaborative process, with all the designers looking at one another's work and making suggestions. And there is usually a mentor figure (professor, instructor) who comes in and critiques the work before it is finished. I know this is true in architecture, landscape architecture, and graphic art and believe it is also the case in other artistic settings. This especially occurs at the "rough draft" stage of the design.

PR has almost a design school element to it, which I like. "Design School" would make a great show, IMO.


Zora said:
"The challenge itself was ridiculous. Why did they only have a 40 dollar budget when they had a client who clearly spends a lot of money on her outfits? Nothing wrong with a tight budget but then maybe for clients who don't have anything to spend."

Well, first of all, remember that the mini-challenge had to do with items that were so well-designed that they fooled even experts (here, clothing designers) into thinking they were expensive and high quality. So that set the theme for this episode.

Second, remember the goal is to produce a garment that will then be marketed on Bravo's web site. They can't charge too much for that garment. If I had to guess, I'd say that $40 is the maximum cost of production per garment that Bravo is willing to bear, in order to keep the garment price charged to customers reasonable while still making a profit on the item.

So, the elimination challenge was to make an attractive, expensive-looking garment cheaply. Le femme socialite judge was there to verify that the garment was indeed well-designed enough and expensive-looking enough to fool an expert (here, the socialite).


Ok, WTF is up with J. Syfu posting a how to blow out an Asian chick's hair so it's straight?

I just don't know how she accomplished THAT trick.


junior_goddess on 5/16/09 at4:40 PM said: Ok, WTF is up with J. Syfu posting a how to blow out an Asian chick's hair so it's straight?

Who the hell is J. Syfu. Is she that awful Tresemme person?

TampaBay


I was saving my Quickfire Challenge thoughts for the appropriate post, but what the heck.
While I can see the "theme" to this episode: dressing fashionably on a tight budget, I still have to see what our three teams actually learned from their high/low quickfire challenge. The Harper's Bazaar bitch, Kelly, or Le Miz didn't say anything about the differences between expensive or cheap items. I learned nothing and if the teams learned anything, it was edited out.
Color me unimpressed.


I have a couple observations I haven't seen mentioned yet that I just have to share:

I LOVE what Kelly's wearing in the beginning of this episode, anybody know who designed it?

WHY is Bravo advertising the fashion show DURING the fashion show???? umm..I'm watching it already sillies. Maybe they couldn't find someone to cough up the advertising dough until the ratings are in?

About three quarters of the way through the episode, there's a weird cut when they come back from commercial for about 30 seconds and then back to commercial. It's happened in both episodes and kinda throws me off. Anybody else annoyed by that?

Lastly, Isaac, I've respected you ever since you appeared in FAME but quit acting like johnny farted at the dinner table. Did he need to be taken down a peg, perhaps. Were you on a power trip....mmmm I think so.

thanks TLo for letting me vent. I'll keep watching the show for a bit more, just to see what ya'll have to say about it.

MWAH!


You know, your comment is really interesting.

I think that all the participants understood the point of the two challenges. However, there seemed to be a disconnect between 1) what they knew as they were filming (they all seemed clear on the point of the challenges even though we weren't told what the point was), and 2) what specific information the hosts/judges would need to feed the viewing audience as the cameras rolled so we can make sense of what we are seeing when the episode is finally aired.

It seemed that LeMiz, Kelley and Fern didn't fully grasp that they had to be mindful, at all times, of being storytellers and teachers for the camera. They seemed to be winging it rather than concentrating on adding in all those little tidbits that could be edited into a coherent explanation of what was occurring.

This is a skill that Heidi, the Dutches, and Nina have mastered well. They go out of their way to say stuff that is self-evident to THEM, knowing that it will give us delighted "aha" moments as the lightbulb goes off in our heads and we realize why something is good or bad from the judges' perspective. And, frequently you can tell when a sound bite has been recorded after the fact to fill in the story. This group appreciates that it is being watched (on a delayed basis) and that the story in the final cut has to make sense or else it will lose the ability to be compelling.

This whole layer of storytelling and teaching the audience is missing from The Fashion Show so far. Maybe the judges will grow into their roles more it as the season progresses and become more comfortable with speaking for the benefit of the tv audience.


Update: that was a response to SUS's comment.


Anna should have won, 100%.


LcgN on 5/17/09 at 4:09 AM said: Anna should have won, 100%.

I think who wins the elimination challege has as much to do with what the judges/producers think will sell on shop TFS as it does with who has the best design.

TampaBay


zora said...
The challenge itself was ridiculous. Why did they only have a 40 dollar budget when they had a client who clearly spends a lot of money on her outfits? Nothing wrong with a tight budget but then maybe for clients who don't have anything to spend.
Zora,
In real life $40 dollars for cost the fabric alone of one retail garment is insanely high.


I initially thought Tinsley (with her signature hair, of course) was Tara Conner. Seriously people...separated. at. birth.


Honestly, I think Laura has Asperger's. She kept saying "no one *articulated* they just *shouted*" and then said no one ever told her not to use the tulle. In fact, Haven said "no tulle" and she snuck it back on in final touch-ups.

I think she actually didn't hear because of the shouting and intensity. That's an Aspie for you. She COULD. NOT. process the information without a slow, quiet explanation, and so she never heard "no tulle."





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