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We don't know... it's kinda cute but it's kinda off.

We'll start here, since she did: it's a good match to the Martin Margiela shoes. Rather than interpret the shoes as a dress (like a couple other designers did), she took the real-world approach and made an outfit to go with the shoes.

It's definitely got a modern feel to it.

But something seems slightly off with the proportions. The pants are a mite saddle-baggy and the top is a mite maternityesque. It just feels like everything's flaring out as it heads towards her midsection.

That bizarre necklace thing was no help.

Okay Rubik, we're starting to yawn.


It's draped and asymmetrical and colorless. Done and done, James-Paul. Time to move on.

We do NOT agree on this dress, kittens.

Again, let's start with the shoes. He was one of the designers that basically just made a dress that looked exactly like the shoes. Black shoes with pink flower detail? Black dress with pink flower detail! Come on. No one dresses like that.

Although that construction in the skirt is kind of interesting, to be fair.

Lorenzo thinks all of the interesting stuff going on in the skirt helps to make the dress but Tom just thinks she looks like something you decorate a bathroom with.

But it doesn't matter what we think. What does Keith himself think?
"You can imagine my disappointment when my dress wasn’t one of the final 3 contenders. Yes, I thought the other designers all did an excellent job with their work, but only Reco’s compared technically to what I did . Plus, plain and simple…my dress was pretty to look at. It was fun, flirty and perfect for a fashion show inspired by a topic as delightful as shoes.

In all honesty, at this point I’m no longer sure that this is the right competition for me. Even the judges are beginning to confuse and bore me. Week after week they contradict themselves and make vague, abstract comments with an undertone of sarcasm and condescension. The mean spirited nature of the judges is becoming mundane, clown-like and aggravating. Isaac uses his hands like a chef wielding knives at the local Benihana and seems to be suffering from indigestion (which could explain the grumpiness).

And with the chop of his hand he awarded Reco best designer and sent Andrew packing. I liked Reco’s dress and thought Andrew’s dress was lovely too. I’m sure Andrew was probably somewhat relieved to be escaping the insanity…or not. I’m sorry folks…this week I’m throwing my hands up in confusion. I am beginning to feel like that lost child at the county fair praying my parents rescue me from the madness."

Oh Mary. Get a hold of yourself, your slip is showing.


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78 comments:

Someone at another site described Keith perfecly: Disappointed middle-aged midwestern mom. And he dosen't help the matter with the scarves and shawls he likes to wear.

BTW, I thought the dress sucked. Or better yet, scrubbable. Sorry Lorenzo, Tom is right on this one.

And I thought Anna's was downright ugly. She would've been up on the chopping block instead of Andrew if I was judging.

And as sorry as I am so say it, so would've James Paul. I'm really beginning to wonder if he can hem a skirt properly. I'm so over the "hiked up cuz I gotta piss" hemline week after week.


another laura

"I am beginning to feel like that lost child at the county fair praying my parents rescue me from the madness.'

Oh Mary. Get a hold of yourself, your slip is showing."

Heeeee!! What a load of batsh*t crazy to unload on the Internets while the show is still running! And he seems like such a rational man on the show. So far.

Maybe he and Andrew had a thing going.


I think Keith is delusional. What woman would willingly wear two huge ticky-tacky pink flowers on her hips?


I don't care what doyen(ne) of fashion thinks it's OK (if any do, of course) but open-toed shoes with any... much less dark... hose?

No. Never. Ever. James Paul is losing me with this constant hemline.

Keith's dress itself is cute without the... what the hell was that suppose to be... a 'rose bud' plopped on the front bottom panel?

But it's not all that and I'm not a particular fan of 'cute'.

Anna's had a decent idea and just wasn't executed correctly. And I can't help but believe that most designers have no idea what the designers' colour choices end up looking like under those freakin' awful lights on the runway because on TV, some of the colours look like crap (figuratively? Literally? You choose).


I hated keith's dress - what's with the bunny tail covering her lady bits? The shoes however? I love - and they're usually not my style.

James-Paul's dress - just as boring as Andrew's.

Anna - what happened? She knocks it out of the park two weeks in a row, then crashes and burns with this.


"Again, let's start with the shoes. He was one of the designers that basically just made a dress that looked exactly like the shoes."

Oh, I can't wait to see what you bitches think of the Chicken Diva.

And I suspected a little flirtation between Midwestern Housewife and the PantyChrist.

It's like Daniel and Wesley all over again: a frazzled, neurotic taking to the man-child dressed like he'd been hanging out with Russ Tamblyn on the set of Tom Thumb.


Was I the only one who saw Keith's come down the runway and immediately thought it looked like 2 labia and a clitoris? Anyone? Anyone? OK just me then...


Keith may be deluding himself about the quality of his work, but he does have a point here about the judges: Week after week they contradict themselves and make vague, abstract comments with an undertone of sarcasm and condescension. But then, isn't that what we have come to expect from the judges of reality show competitions?

Frankly, any of these three could have been in the bottom and I wouldn't have been shocked.


Anna-
Oh dear.I hated it. I liked the outfit she did for Tinsel, but this is bad. Bottom 2 bad. Go home bad. I don't like the shoes either, in the 1970's teachers used to wear that shoe.

James Paul-
And the Xerox award goes to....James Paul . It would look better without the tights.

Keith- shudda kept his mouth shutLove the shoe. Like the dress. Love the rose half anyway. All pink or shades of pink would have been better. 2nd Wilma, don't do her again. Hate his statement. Although the judging must be frustrating for the designers, I do understand that. His assesment of the talent is peculiar. Anyway I think this dress had potential, but not a winner amoung the field this week.


There is no good picture of Kieth's dress from straight on. Ugh, Bravo, Ugh! So I can't really get a feel for it from the front.. but yeah, it looks like costume. (I still think you're adorable Kieth)

Anyhow..

I think some designers didn't take the challenge as "design a dress to WORK with the pair of shoes" they used the shoe as inspiration... when in actuality, it would be too matchy-matchy to wear together.

Yeah, Anna's is unflattering and JP's is D-O-N-E.


I'm afraid the skirt on Keith's dress looked like a pair of riding pants to me. Perhaps it is the camera angle on the first shot, but that "I've got weasels in my pockets" vibe was definitely there. Not an especially flattering look.


James-Paul's was OK, but he's going all one-note Rami with his dresses.

Anna's pant length was the only thing going for this outfit; the hips and high waist were doing the model no favors. And the shirt looked like the pattern was cut for someone else. It IS off. Pretty bad. I don't understand the hobbit hair necklace either.

And Keith's? At least it fit. Egads. I was surprised this wasn't in the bottom, but it seemed to be a 6-way tie for last this week.


"In all honesty, at this point I’m no longer sure that this is the right competition for me."

You mean because you're not the smashing-success you'd imagined, on the plane ride to NY?

If your genius isn't apparent to them, it's obviously their fault, Keith; just because the judges are a variety of successful, seasoned fashion professionals, it doesn't mean they know anything about the topic. You should quit, like Strawberry Shortcake.


MUTINY!! I love it!!

As for Keith's dress, it IS technically admirable and not unlike some very overwrought things you see at weddings and garden parties. But I do think he makes some good points about the judging.

JP's dress would be very admirable except we've now seen this look every time he's designed something. Anna's outfit did nothing for me.


Wow, a vagina dress! That's what's hot in the streets, now?


There is nothing modern about Anna's. It is dull and ill-fitting, with an ugly necklace thing.

James-Paul's are always the same, and there is nothing post-colonial about it.

Keith's is seriously fucking ugly. I can't believe anyone could find something positive to say about it. Those flowers aren't "interesting," they're straight off a 1960's prom dress. How innovative and modern. From Keith's comments he is clearly delusional.


Anna - cute-ish top, dopey necklace thingy, boring and uninspiring slacks.

JP - Unexciting. So much less than those shoes should have inspired.

Keith - as a total piece, it deserved to be near the bottom. But that skirt had potential. I am a huge anti-fan of fabric flowers and cabbage roses, so no wonder the two sprinkled on the underskirt did not wow me. But I really thought the pannier-like pink overskirt had potential. From most angles it gave the outfit a stylish silhouette. It needed more time, thought and experimentation - maybe bring some of the sculptured pink up into the bodice? do something with the underskirt? I don't know. But I liked it as the germ of something wonderful.

As to his comments - ahh the hothouse drama of the reality show. Can't say I can disagree with his assessment of the judges, though it might have been impolitic to vent so bluntly.

As to his style - I still think he looks like he should have been auditioning for American Idol.


Keith's dress reminded me of all the D&G we've seen lately; had he had more time to complete his vision...the rest is very meh.


Ow Chica Ow OW

The aesthetics of the dress aside, I can't really fault Keith for saying the exact same things we've all been saying on the boards. Granted, none of US auditioned for the show (as far as I know), but still... perhaps he was expecting/hoping for more constructive sarcasm a la the real PR.

Whether it was prudent for him to say those things is another matter altogether.


Anonymous said...
Oh, I can't wait to see what you bitches think of the Chicken Diva.
~~~~~~~

I suspect I'll be out on the lonely, lonely, limb tommorrow because I liked it.


But Ow Chica Ow OW,
They give destructive quippy critisim all the time on PR and are inconsistant, as well. At least on this show they do have decent amoung the judges. All that agreeing on PR is so disingenous.


As I predicted, James-Paul seems to be producing the same garment (excluding the coat) week after week as was the case with Project Runway Canada 2's contestant Genevieve. Coindientally, both of their designs seem to mirror each othe in that they each like to design aa asymmetrical draped neck sleeveless top with a mid length draped asymmetrical dress with an uneven hem. Throughout the season all she did was create a permutation of this silhouette and the judges deliberately overlooked this fact until the very end. I was thinking that Jamee-Paul Might fall into this trap too because his vision is so specific that he finds it hard to veer off from what he is comfortable with. And in regards to the judges, since they were so mesmorized by his "innovation," they will probably give him a free pass until it begins to interefere with who will make it to the finals. For those of you who were not able to catch Project Runway Canada, here is a link that shows all of genevieves work, deja vu, no? http://runway.globaltv.com/gallery/gallery.aspx?categoryid=5301301779349005455


Keith's dress would be perfect to wear to the opening of Judy Chicago's 'Dinner Party'.

Just sayin'.

--GothamTomato


Genevieve from PRC 2 was terrible. Mean, arrogant bitch with HIGHLY-over-self-estimated design skills. I was so glad when she was kicked off. She and Kim were just plain nasty, playing 'Mean Girls' on everyone, although at least Kim had the sense to come back later and apologize for it. Genevieve is sitting off somewhere still stewing that she didn't make it to the finals.

I like the Fashion Show. The judging seems arbitrary because, well, fashion is arbitrary. You can't really lay down rules like "It's a season of COLOR!" but then fault them when someone presents something that is black, but head-and-shoulders above everything else. Invariably, there will always be an exception to given fashion 'rules' because of the very nature of creativity. Taking off-hand comments in the judging as if they are fashion dicta seems really ridiculous, and like the behavior of someone a little naive and uninformed about fashion and its industry.


On the subject of Angel and her not being able to find shoes... which probably doesn't belong here, but I'm writing it here anyway...

I have to believe that they had 1 less pair of "fashion show shoes" than contestant for the drama of it.

You knew, when IM said if you could find one that he'd assign you one that SOMEONE was going to get stuck w/o a pair.


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

Anon 11:58 said:
"Wow, a vagina dress!"

Actually, I thought of it more as a clitoris dress with that cabbage flower covering up her lady-parts and the pink petals on the side of the skirt.

I just wish I had the kind of complete confidence/sense of 'genius' that some of the contestants do....

Anna's is really ugly. It's like a wind-blown peasant on the collective farm got tangled in some barbed wire.


Why would you use the term "midwestern" as a pejorative? Do you even know anyone from the Midwest?

I can't read past the first comment because of this bullshit. Those of you who live on the coast and believe no one who lives in the middle of the country has a viewpoint worth considering need to get over yourselves.


I didn't even remember Anna's design until you put it up there. I don't have a problem with the top, just the pants. They make the model look hippy.

Keith's design has some interesting facets to it, and I like the work he did on the panniers. But duchesse satin is an unmitigated bitch to work with and shows every pucker, wave and mistake. I think it could have worked better in a softer fabric.


"Keith said: And with the chop of his hand he awarded Reco best designer and sent Andrew packing."




Sigh. Why do these designers, time and time again, put themselves into a competition where they are to present their work before judges, then act suprised when they are judged?

I don't get it.

Do they think it's going to be like present day little league where every kid gets a trophy just for attendance?

Are they all like cab drivers, who come from a mysterious faraway land where there aren't any TVs or turn signals?

--GothamTomato


"In all honesty, at this point I’m no longer sure that this is the right competition for me. Even the judges are beginning to confuse and bore me. Week after week they contradict themselves and make vague, abstract comments with an undertone of sarcasm and condescension. The mean spirited nature of the judges is becoming mundane, clown-like and aggravating. Isaac uses his hands like a chef wielding knives at the local Benihana and seems to be suffering from indigestion (which could explain the grumpiness)."

I totally agree with Keith. I think that Ms. Mizrahi is trying SO VERY HARD to be witty and cutting and catty, and doesn't have a goddamned thing to say about the clothes themselves.

It's "judging via soundbite" which doesn't work for any competition, especially one in which we're supposed to believe that the caliber of contestants is higher than that other show that got knocked off the Bravo schedule. Isaac wishes he could be as insightful and articulate as Michael Kors, but because he just doesn't get it, he decides to be catty and inconsequential.

This show doesn't feel like the first season of a series, but a flop that would have been pulled from rotation after a week on any other network. It's poorly-filmed, badly-edited and weirdly-constructed, but the big pulsing corpusculent boil in the middle is Isaac Mizrahi, who thinks he's better than the show he's on, when in fact, he's the biggest thing bringing it down.


"Tlo said: Oh Mary. Get a hold of yourself, your slip is showing."



And from the way he's writing about LeMiz on his blog, it looks pretty obvious that he didn't make it to the finals.

--GothamTomato


Ow Chica Ow OW

Siren, ITA. I don't mean to suggest that the PR judges are the arbiters of all that's right and fair in the land of fashion. I was thinking of past posts discussing Ms. Miz being more interested in witty put downs than constructive criticism (see also Toby Young on Top Chef). Of course, this could also be a result of the editing monkeys.

For me, it's a matter of degree. Yes, there was a lot of bitchery and inconsistency on PR, but it seems like there the designers also got more positive reinforcement and guidance than we've seen on TFS.

Might be editing, might not be, but I haven't written off TFS yet. S1 of PR was shaky too. I so want TFS to find their footing (pun sort of intended).


"Patrick said: This show doesn't feel like the first season of a series,"




Nope.

It's more like Cousin Oliver.

--GothamTomato


"GothamTomato said...
"Tlo said: Oh Mary. Get a hold of yourself, your slip is showing."



And from the way he's writing about LeMiz on his blog, it looks pretty obvious that he didn't make it to the finals.

--GothamTomato"



Honey, after reading that, I have a feeling he's the next designer to get the boot.


Anonymous said...
Why would you use the term "midwestern" as a pejorative? Do you even know anyone from the Midwest?

I can't read past the first comment because of this bullshit. Those of you who live on the coast and believe no one who lives in the middle of the country has a viewpoint worth considering need to get over yourselves.
Oh, come on!
You would last a day in the South where we are characterized as Bible thumping, cotton picking , dumb bunnies.

Or The North East- full of loud, cheating, heathen, know-it-alls.

Or the West coast where all the flakey ,hippy dippy, granola eating, fruit loops end up.


HONESTLY!


Keith's dress was not so hot. However, I couldn't agree more with his summary of the judging. "The mean spirited nature of the judges is becoming mundane, clown-like and aggravating." Based on what I've seen on this show, I've lost lots of respect for Mr. Mizrahi. Kelly Rowland is in over her head. Could we please just do a mid-season host replacement and bring on Norma Kamali and George Malkemus full time?


Name/URL said...
Kelly Rowland is in over her head.



And by "in over her head" you mean completely pointless, right? :)

She is just a person to stand there as I.M. rants... This way it can look like he is having a "natural" convo in the hall instead of just talking to himself or the camera.


Can we please talk about how we're supposed to look at James Paul's design and see THE FUTURE OF FASHION?!?


I just think that Keith's dress looks a little too much the rough draft of a Tugboat Princess design.


"Anon said: Those of you who live on the coast and believe no one who lives in the middle of the country has a viewpoint worth considering need to get over yourselves."




Well you know, every election cycle, we elites on the coasts have to listen to the relentless drivel about how all you midwesterners are the 'real' Americans. So a little turnabout is fair play.

--GothamTomato


Boy, Anna really was off her game on this one. Yeesh.

How is JP's design inspired by the shoe in any way whatsoever?

As for Keith's, in his defense, you do see things like that on the runway (shoes to match the dress) and the construction of the pink part of the skirt is impressive. But in the end the skirt looks more like the wings of a bug than flower petals.


I thought Keith's dress made the poor model look like some sort of Barbie beetle. I kept expecting her to lift those little pink things up and buzz off the runway.


Those fabric flowers aren't impressive - they're completely arts and crafts. Ugly and not creative. I feel embarassed for him, everything he has designed has been completely hideous.


"Why would you use the term "midwestern" as a pejorative? Do you even know anyone from the Midwest?

I can't read past the first comment because of this bullshit. Those of you who live on the coast and believe no one who lives in the middle of the country has a viewpoint worth considering need to get over yourselves."

Eh, there was a comment about the South recently, and I'm 8th generation North Carolinian and don't give a sh*t. This blog is too fabulous to get our panties in a twist about things like that.


Mariana (The Unoriginal)

You know, you never heard any designer talk like that about a judge on Project Runway; that says a lot about this group. Having some class and a piece of humble pie doesn't hurt anyone.


Oh, and I meant to add, I don't remember these dresses! Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention, maybe the show wasn't giving them enough attention. Or maybe they were just that boring.


CanIGetYouAnything?

"C. C. said...
Oh, and I meant to add, I don't remember these dresses! Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention, maybe the show wasn't giving them enough attention. Or maybe they were just that boring."

That and the fact that they go by like a lightning-speed slide show.

I would'nt remember half of these dresses if it wasn't for the screencaps here.


Gotham Tomato, you just showed your own bias with that comment. I've lived in Ohio my entire life, as have most of my family members. We, and most of our friends, are all Democrats. Lifelong.

Don't be so rigid in your thinking. Thanks.


formerlyAnon

Pex said:

"I thought Keith's dress made the poor model look like some sort of Barbie beetle. I kept expecting her to lift those little pink things up and buzz off the runway."

B
ut is this really a *bad* thing? It's an entertaining image, if only it could be so!


"Oh Mary. Get a hold of yourself, your slip is showing."


I find myself using this phrase more and more because of you catty bitches!


Not to mention, "holy shit on a stick".


You gals are a terrible influence.;0)


'twas a whole lotta ugly. The shoes were ugly, the outfits they "inspired" were worse.

Keith's really looked like the parade float that dear TG was always on about.

And I rather liked el Pollo Loco's dress, too, Siren. Sure it was literal, but it was still a pretty groovy dress.


"I've lived in Ohio my entire life"




And apparently have never watched the news media to which I was referring.

But back to something important: fashion.

--GothamTomato


bitchybitchybitchy

I'm wondering if Tom grew up in a house with a bathroom done in pink, black and white tile...it was such a common color combo in the mid-50's. My parents' house had that for decades...

the pink flowery thing also looks a bit like a kind of bathroom scrubby thing...


You are not alone in not liking Keiths dress. He keeps disapointing me I thought as a evening wear designer he would be much better than what he is! Looking like you are pissing pink flowers is not cool! And while the flowers on the sides of the skirt was semi-inventive, I doubt it would be flattering for the masses!

OH and pairing that with a wedge heel sandal was wrong on so many levels!


Sounds like Keith will be out in the next episode.

"But I left on my own terms!".... .... Right-ho, Man Cleavage Boy.


Anonymous @ 6/2/09 12:36 PM said...
Why would you use the term "midwestern" as a pejorative? Do you even know anyone from the Midwest?

I can't read past the first comment because of this bullshit. Those of you who live on the coast and believe no one who lives in the middle of the country has a viewpoint worth considering need to get over yourselves.
Don't shoot me, I'm just the messager. I picked this description up at a different site. If you want, I can supply the website and the author so you can take issue with them.

But I'm warning you, the writer gives GREAT bitchy commentary on TFS like our beloved TLo, but is not as forgiving.

Either way, its funny!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++


Anonymous @ 6/2/09 1:39 PM
said...
Gotham Tomato, you just showed your own bias with that comment. I've lived in Ohio my entire life, as have most of my family members. We, and most of our friends, are all Democrats. Lifelong.

Don't be so rigid in your thinking. Thanks.
Ohio is the one state with its own Mason-Dixon line. Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, strictly democrat. Columbus, Cinci and all points south, strictly bible belt.

Either way, lighten up its just fashion.


Even disappointed middle-aged midwestern moms have better haircuts. I oughta know.

On the other hand, I agree with Keith. There's a lot of meanness on the show. At least on PR, there's the kindly Tim Gunn and every once in a while, Heidi, Michael or Nina throws someone a bone. If it weren't for "shoeboy" this week, no one would have had compliments.

That said, props to Keith for producing the biggest fleurchon I've ever seen.


Cocktails for everyone this week. Open bar at my place.

Being a Southern Boy, I'm gonna buy me some of that Sweet Tea Vodka, add some mint, and have a very Southern Ice Tea to avoid the vapors and heat stroke this week. Not to mention get my blood pressure down.

I agree with TLO, in that, I think that The Fashion Show is bringing out the worst in everyone and making everyone crabby and nasty (Target Boy being no exception)... as opposed to being bitchy and witty.

If it were better, we'd be happier, but it is just a little too much polyester, rayon and nasty florescent lighting and after a while it just gives you a rash and makes you want to get some fresh air and sunshine (or at least a double martini) ...

Of course, that is just my non-midwestern opinion, not that there is anything wrong with Ohio (but I wouldn't want to live there) ...

Just sayin and not sayin at the same time.


Hey, I've been missing the "smackdown of the anonymous assholes" lately! Hi guys.

TVgasm is the name of the site.

I don't think the "midwestern" was meant as a pejorative. It could just as easily been "soccer mom." I think it referred to Keith's hairstyle and scarves. Just some weird stuff for a fashion-forward gay man to wear, as TLo has mentioned.

I think Keith's dress had potential, but the black-and-pink was a mistake, along with the little doohickey roses on it.

Anna's blouse was nice, but the necklace ruins it. I do like her use of the shoes as an accessory rather than something to copy.

JP has lost me. This dress is a whole lotta fug.

Still, I think that the guy with the samurai bun (Johnny?) had the worst of the week. It was absolutely blah.


Did Keith go to an art or design school? The comments you get at those are often cruel and demeaning.

I do agree with him that the commentary on this show lacks substance, however.


My thought as this pink flower dress came out on the runway was that Keith picked up on LeMiz's complimenting the dinner-plate sized red flower on Merlin's blue and red dress/bolero outfit and decided to one-up it.

There's a fine line between high fashion and ridiculous, and IMO this dress passed it.

And yes, his bitter commentary on LeMiz would seem to be a Big Hint that he didn't make the finals.


Anna's looked like mom pants in 1993. That's all there is to it.


Keith's comments are impolitic and do him a disservice -- as Jay/Kara pointed out to Vanessa on Season 1: Why be sour in public about a show you're on?

Especially as so far he's been one of the weaker contenders. And it wasn't the panel of judges that didn't award his dress a spot in the top 3, it was the audience.

I have to stick up for LeMiz; I enjoy him a lot. He's a big personality, sure, and casually malicious at times -- but smart, entertaining, and real about his love for fashion. Also, he appreciates the off the wall; so I can see him championing some interesting design as the season proceeds.

(Excellent bonus programming to this season: Re-watch "Unzipped.")

-- CAAF


So this makes person number two to talk about how the show is confusing. It sounds like a lot of people are unhappy. Now a lot of contestants DO give into pressure on elimination shows like this (Top Chef arguments, anyone?), but I think the complaint we're seeing here is more like a show that's been poorly done.

I hope TFS gets a makeover and new judges next season. I have a feeling there are going to be some overhauls and we'll see a much better product next time around. Sorry to Season 1 for being guinea pigs. :(


Also, the texture of that last dress is interesting but still ugly.


I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the gynocentric imagery of Keith's dress was purely accidental. I don't think he thinks about vaginas much, if he can help it.


I kinda agree with Keith about the judging. It looks confusing to me.


The colors are very Viktor & Rolf but the look is something a clown would clean his toilet with. I get it, but it's not quite right and too precious.


Welcome Ellen m! (cackling loudly)
You are now a card carrying member of the posters who have made me realize twelve times a day is not too many times to check this blog!


Ooops.This is what made me take to cackling:

Ellen M said...
Hey, I've been missing the "smackdown of the anonymous assholes" lately! Hi guys.


Keith's dress would be perfect to wear to the opening of Judy Chicago's 'Dinner Party'.

Just sayin'.

--GothamTomato


LOL!! It is almost as though he was directly inspired. The shape of the runway itself looks like they cleared off all the dishes from Judy Chicago's Dinner Party to have a runway show.


"In all honesty, at this point I’m no longer sure that this is the right competition for me."

You mean because you're not the smashing-success you'd imagined, on the plane ride to NY?

Co-sign that! And TLo, your response to Keith's venting was spot on.


Keith's design seemed like a good idea gone wrong.Those large flowers gave the impression the model was wearing giant pick hub caps and the smaller ones felt unnecessary, I would mind him using the same colors as in the shoe, but would have maybe preferred something more flow-y to represent the flowers than such a literal interpretation.
Anna seemed ti have a good idea, but the whole outfit was ill fitting. The pants gave the model poopy butt like she was wearing a diaper with a full load underneath and the shirt was too small.
J-P is getting boring cause he's made the same dress 3 times in a row now.


I don't really mind Keith's dress - I think it would be cute with a different bodice. Dump the Wilma and do a tank with maybe a bateau or boat- neckline.

Anna's -- hideous. WTH happened? It's like bad 80s...and not like NOW bad 80s, like so bad we would have laughed at her in 1983. That goofy collar down the back looks like something a home ec student would think was chic. And the colors? Urgh.

JP...yawn.

And the Draping – I know what y’all meant, but I have a mental disconnect with DRAPING as a highly-valued skill involving ‘draping’ fabric onto a dress form to interpret and construct a design…and DRAPING as making toga-like, swoopy, swathy dresses that have components that could double as a valance over your patio door.

I don’t design (and barely sew) myself, but my experience with costume designers/drapers/stitchers was that “draping” had nothing to do with swags of fabric.


Anonymous
6/2/09 12:36 PM Why would you use the term "midwestern" as a pejorative? Do you even know anyone from the Midwest?

I can't read past the first comment because of this bullshit. Those of you who live on the coast and believe no one who lives in the middle of the country has a viewpoint worth considering need to get over yourselves.

East/west coast arrogance is abundant - "fly over country"? is common and ridiculous. Born and "reside" in OH, but work on East Coast and constantly listen to people act like we are all uneducated hicks.

The coast folks really do exhibit such arrogance - a lot.

And as to the anon followup, about lifelong Democrats - that doesn't make it better! My family WAS (like most others) always D, but turned R because of the NEO major corruption driving OH into the ground. Fiscal responsibility is NOT a negative. (not that either party has been great at that) I've run into plenty of bigots who "proudly" wave liberal flags - and in private bash anyone not "like them"


Hey.
My turn to be bitchy.

If I were interested in politics, I would follow & comment on a political blog.

Like Sewing Siren said, every region has their own negative stereotype to live down to. "Midwestern" has nothing to do with blue or red. (damn, I can't even type "blue or red" without getting the willies.)

To borrow a line from a pair of fantastic wits...Get ahold of yourself, your slip is showing.


Oh, and just to clarify...I'm in Milwaukee.

(We live with the burden of beer and Laverne & Shirley) (well, I like the beer)


Why is this midwest-east-west-north-south even a topic?

You people come up with the most mundane things to argue about.

Who cares?





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