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Project Runway Season 6 Designers

Darlings, our long national nightmare is over! Project Runway is on its way back!

Today's the day, kittens. MyLifertime.com released the goods on all the designers we'll be making fun of lovingly critiquing in the months to come. Since we've got an agonizingly long 6-week wait for the premiere of the new season, let's take a gander at the little ragamuffins, shall we?


And ragamuffins would be the right word. This may be the group with the youngest median age of any other season. Although the fact that it also contains the oldest contestant to ever appear on the show may skew that number. EASTERN EUROPE REPREZENT, Y'ALL! Plus, a couple cute guys! And thankfully, we spot a couple potential freakshows. We say "thankfully" because our first impression of the group was that a lot of them look surprisingly normal and low-key.

But enough of our thoughts. We turn the floor over to you, our minions. Get your bitchpants on, roll up your sleeves and get to some pre-judging, bitches. Which ones are the bitches? The airheads who can't sew? The gay ones? The delusional ones? The ones that are going to send all their friends and family here to post anonymously and tell us we're all a bunch of losers? Get crackin'! You've got a lot of ground to cover!

Oh, and check out Lifetime's just-gone-live new Project Runway page! It is LOADED with stuff!


Althea Harper
Age: 24
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Current Home: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Designers: Rodarte, Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen, Yohji Yamamoto, Versace, Preen
Style Icon: Victoria Beckham
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Christian Siriano, Season 4

Althea has always loved to draw, but it was at the young age of ten when she found her niche for fashion. She recently graduated from The University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. Althea also received additional training at Central St. Martin in London. She’s interned at Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Victoria’s Secret and Garden Inc. Her fashion designs are inspired by Bridgette Bardot, 30’s glamour and architecture.

Why she’ll win?
Althea believes she is an extremely talented designer, with the drive and determination that is essential for succeeding in the world of fashion. Her strengths as a designer include her creativity, taste and draping ability.

Tim Gunn:"Everyone [thinks] she's only on the show because she's a tall blonde beauty," admits Gunn. "But she's extremely talented. She's going to blow people away."


Ari Fish
Age: 26
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Current Home: Kansas City, MO
Favorite Designers: Lucy Orta
Style Icon: Russell Ferguson
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: None

Ari is a self-taught designer who has always been interested in craftsmanship but doesn’t sketch or drape her designs. Her design career happened almost accidentally when she realized that many of her artist friends needed makeovers and started designing clothes for them. Her fashion sense is influenced by geometry, ergonomics, American Indian ritual wear, nomadic tribe wear and athletic apparel. Ari attended the Kansas City Art Institute and is currently an indie-designer for both women and men and also helps to run a gallery. Her previous jobs have included copy clerk, hotel maid, dough maker, gallery assistant, gardener, coffee and tea barista, maintenance person, secretary and retail associate.

Why she’ll win?
Ari says, “Why not?” She describes her creativity level as “sky’s the limit” and is extremely detail oriented. She can also sew very quickly.

Tim Gunn: "She's deeply conceptual," Gunn says of the self-taught Kansas City, Mo., native, who doesn't sketch or drape her designs, but sews fast. Her influences include geometry, ergonomics, nomadic tribal wear and athletic apparel.


Carol Hannah Whitfield

Age: 24
Birthplace: Anderson, SC
Current Home: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Designers: Valentino, Oscar de la Renta
Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn
Favorite Past Project Runway Designers: Santino Rice & Daniel Vosovic, Season 2; Michael Knight & Laura Bennett, Season 3; Jillian Lewis, Season 4

Carol Hannah’s first garments were created for her Barbie dolls at age seven, but her career path was firmly cemented in fifth grade when the then-tomboy took a survey that revealed that she would be well suited to become a fashion designer. A graduate of the College of Charleston with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing, and Art, Carol Hannah is currently a freelance designer. Without formal design training, she taught herself pattern-making and draping from library books from the 60’s and 70’s. Her past fashion related jobs include a buyer for a catalog clothing company, bridal consultant for Maddison Row and a sales associate at Banana Republic. As a designer, she loves to mix architectural and organic elements together. She is also inspired by the Charleston landscape.

Why she’ll win?
Carol Hannah believes she’ll win because she’s “that flippin’ good!” She has the confidence, talent, and determination to make it to the end, and, while she is young, she already knows who she is as a designer.

Tim Gunn: "She's young, just out of design school," says Gunn of the South Carolina native, who currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. But "people will be disarmed by what they see her achieve."


Christopher Straub
Age: 30
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, MN
Current Home: Shakopee, MN
Favorite Designers: Valentino, Zac Posen
Style Icon: Victoria Beckham
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Christian Siriano, Season 4

Self-taught designer Christopher made his first garment when he was 14 – a pair of clown pants . Nowadays, he prefers simple designs and describes his style as “clean and fresh.” Christopher likes to incorporate volume into his designs, finds inspiration in fabrics that catch his eye and avoids anything too “matchy-matchy.” He is currently a visual merchandiser and freelance designer.

Why he’ll win?
Christopher says, “Personality + Talent = Success, and who could argue with that?”

Tim Gunn: "Christopher is very sensitive, very emotional. He wears his emotions on his sleeve," Gunn says of the Shakopee, Minn., resident, who appreciates volume, eye-catching fabrics and Victoria Beckham.


Gordana Gehlhausen
Age: 45
Birthplace: Yugoslavia
Current Home: San Diego, CA
Favorite Designers: John Galliano
Style Icon: Grace Kelly
Favorite Past Project Runway Designers: Uli Herzner, Season 3

Originally from former Yugoslavia, Gordana grew up in a small Serbian Village in Bosnia. She has always been very creative and had a unique style of dress, knitting her first sweater when she was only seven years old. Gordana attended college in Germany, earning a Linguistics degree before she moved to Atlanta, GA. There, she fine-tuned her design skills by creating a children’s line and later moved to Charleston, SC, where she opened her first women’s boutique, GOGA. While still maintaining her store in South Carolina, Gordana recently relocated to San Diego and opened her second women’s wear boutique, GOGA by Gordana, featuring her own designs.

Why she’ll win?
Gordana believes she will win because she works hard and won’t ever quit.

Tim Gunn: The Yugoslavia-born designer now owns a boutique in San Diego. Expect a lot of "textile development," says Gunn. "It wouldn't be a case of going shopping and using the fabric she brought back. She'd do things to it."


Irina Shabayeva
Age: 27
Birthplace: The Republic of Georgia
Current Home: New York, NY
Favorite Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier
Style Icons: Sophia Loren, Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Rami Kashou, Season 4

Though an immigrant from the former USSR, Irina would never be mistaken for anything but a full blown New Yorker. Currently living on the Upper East Side, Irina attended Parsons The New School of Design, where she first realized her true design potential. Her aesthetic is focused on sexy and ultra-feminine designs with a European flair. She describes her biggest weakness as her desire for instant gratification.

Why she’ll win?
Irina says she’ll win because she is “the best” and will “save the world, one dress at a time.”

Tim Gunn: A native of the Republic of Georgia, she counts Cleopatra as a style icon. And Gunn admires the designer's sense of proportion and fit. "Her models look as if they've been in for a dozen fittings," he says, "and they haven't."


Johnny Sakalis
Age: 30
Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
Current Home: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Designers: Alexander McQueen, Viktor & Rolf, John Galliano,
Nicholas Ghesquiere, Yves St. Laurent
Style Icons: Isabella Blow, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, Madonna
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Christian Siriano, Season 4

Johnny is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, whose previous work includes being the small leather goods specialist at Gucci and assistant store manager at Hugo Boss. Johnny draws the influence for his designs from music, movies, books, pictures and, especially, people. His proudest designing moment was creating a wedding dress for a bride who cried with joy after seeing the dress.

Why he will win?
Johnny believes he will win because he has a strong creative flow, great sense of color and originality.

Tim Gunn: A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Runway's new West Coast home, "Johnny will be polarizing," Gunn says of the L.A. resident. "People will love him, or hate him."


Logan Neitzel
Age: 26
Birthplace: Blackfoot, ID
Current Home: Seattle, WA
Favorite Designers: John Galliano, Tom Ford, Mason Martin Margela
Style Icon: Karl Lagerfeld
Favorite Past Project Runway Designers: Nick Verreos, Season 2;
Jeffery Sebelia, Season 3; Christian Siriano, Season 4

As a self-described “guys-guy,” Logan loves extreme sports, cars and fashion design. Logan held a slew of jobs including bartender, concrete foreman, retail sales associate, a buyer and construction worker before he decided to pursue a career in fashion. As a child, he was taught by his grandmother how to work with leather. When Logan is not creating clothes, he is working on his ’67 Mustang. Logan’s strengths as a designer are creating street wear and edgy rocker looks. If he wasn’t a designer, he’d be a stuntman or a racecar driver. Logan is also a nationally ranked snowboarder.

Why he will win?
Logan says, “Why wouldn’t I?”

Tim Gunn: "Logan's from Seattle, and you get a crunch-granola feeling in what he does," Gunn says of the self-described "guys' guy" who likes snowboarding and cars as much as he likes John Galliano and Tom Ford.


Louise Black
Age: 32
Birthplace: Temple, TX
Current Home: Dallas, TX
Favorite Designer: Christian LaCroix
Style Icon: Isabella Blow
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Jay McCarroll, Season 1

Louise began her professional career as a pharmacy technician and clinical lab tech before moving into the world of design and fashion. A self-taught designer, the first garment Louise ever made was her own wedding dress! Louise is now a self-employed fashion and accessories designer, who first began her business by selling her hand-sewn pieces on ebay. Her corsets and clothes have a distinct retro flair from the Victorian and Flapper eras. Louise is currently attending El Centro College for formal design training, which she feels has boosted her technical skills and advanced her design vision. Her designs are influenced by history, as she loves to mix fashions from past decades to come up with new styles. She also finds inspiration in modern architecture, shapes and volume.

Why she’ll win?
Louise believes she’s a little insane, and the fashion world is ready for a shake-down!

Tim Gunn: "Thoughtful, contemplative, and never a hair out of place." A fan of Christian Lacroix, the first garment the former clinical lab technician ever made was her own wedding dress.


Malvin Vien
Age: 24
Birthplace: Englewood, CO
Current Home: New York, NY
Favorite Designer: Himself (He likes what he has to say)
Style Icon: The farmers of rural China
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Jay Carroll, Season 1

Malvin attended college at the University of Redlands, where he earned a degree in Social Medicine and Creative Solipsism through the University’s Center for alternative studies. He gained some of his early design training at the university’s costume department and later went on to study fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design. Malvin’s designs are inspired by vagabonds, beatniks his travels in rural China, Japanese ghost stories and insect anatomy. His fashion must is to have the courage to wear what makes you feel right.

Why he’ll win?
Malvin believes his designs have substance and a philosophy which separate him from other designers. He understands that fashion goes deeper than aesthetics, marketing or business.

Tim Gunn: "When you see this guy, you won't believe he's from Colorado," Gunn says of Vien. Talk about an eclectic fashion palette: His style inspirations include rural Chinese farmers, Japanese ghost stories and insect anatomy.


Mitchell Hall
Age: 26
Birthplace: Melbourne, FL
Current Home: Savannah, GA
Favorite Designer: Valentino
Style Icon: Tom Ford
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Austin Scarlett, Season 1

At a young age, Mitchell’s talent for fashion design was clear, as he often found himself sketching gowns for Disney princesses. He went from working at The Gap in high school to studying fashion design at Savannah College of Art and Design. The first garment he ever made was a skirt for his introduction to sewing class in college. Mitchell is currently the creative director for three contemporary women’s boutiques, including a Vera Wang Bridal Salon.

Why he’ll win?
Mitchell believes he will win with his use of high-end fabrics and his keen eye for contemporary women’s fashion, coupled with his ability to work well under pressure. He also enjoys the rush of competition!

Tim Gunn: "Mitchell looks like he just stepped out of Gossip Girl and I think that's who he'd like to design for," Gunn says of the Savannah, Ga., resident, who is a creative director for a Vera Wang bridal salon.


Nicolas Putvinski
Age: 27
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Current Home: New York, NY
Favorite Designer: Olivier Theyskens
Style Icon: Marlene Dietrich
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Rami Kashou, Season 4

Nicolas realized his designer potential at age 15 when he made a pleather tube top dress for his 12 year old sister. An immigrant from Russia, Nicolas spent most of his childhood in San Diego, CA, and had only three weeks to learn English before starting school in America. Nicolas went on to study design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and received further training at Izquierdo Studio in New York. Nicolas has had a number of works commissioned by W Magazine and Vogue, and some of his greatest fashion achievements include designing a dress for Marchesa and serving as the lead assistant to the costumer who makes the famous angel wings for Victoria’s Secret. This past February, Nicolas created a gown for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscars Design Challenge.

Why he’ll win?
Nicolas believes he will win because he is innovative, a master at fabric manipulation, works well under time constraints and has a fabulous personality to boot!

Tim Gunn: Born in Moscow, he's had designs commissioned for W and Vogue – and may be a bit of a fashion snob. "If you have such a bad taste in your mouth about American fashion," Gunn has wondered about the F.I.T. grad. "Why are you here?"


Qristyl Frazier
Age: 42
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Current Home: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Designers: Gaultier, Halston, Oscar De La Renta, Givenchy, Doo Ri, Zac Posen
Style Icons: Halle Berry, Whitney Houston, Gwyneth Paltrow
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: None

Qristyl has been intrigued with fashion and design since the age of 15 when she sewed a black and white print cheerleader-style mini skirt. She studied fashion design at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and went on to work as a stylist assistant and technical designer before making designs for her own company, Qristyl Frazier Designs. She has designed clothes for Queen Latifah, Angie Stone and Wendy Williams and is extremely proud that she can step out of the box and create beautiful designs for plus-sized women which, she terms, “plus sexy.”

Why she’ll win?
Qristyl believes she is a well-rounded and well-respected fashion designer and has been waiting for an opportunity like Project Runway since she first arrived to New York.

Tim Gunn: Hailing from St. Louis, Mo., her style icons include Halle Berry, Whitney Houston and Gwyneth Paltrow. "Qristyl is a hoot," says Gunn. "She likes a lot of color, and print. She's entertaining to watch."


Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman
Age: 31
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Current Home: Minneapolis, MN
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs
Style Icon: Diahann Carroll
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Daniel Vosovic, Season 2

Graduating high school and attending college at the young age of 15, Ra’mon’s (then a pre-med major) discovered his passion for fashion when he signed up for a performance art class and was tasked with creating costumes. Ra’mon went on to study at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at SAGA Industries in Denmark. Ra’mon’s body of work includes stints as a bridal designer for Linda Campisano, designer for PriceWalton Couture, assistant designer for Gary Graham and designer for International Fur Trade Federation. Ra’mon currently designs for Target’s Massimo Black line and is working on designs for his own label, ra’mon-lawrence.

Why he’ll win?
Ra’mon believes he’ll win because he has a distinct point of view that appeals to a wide market and plans to bring a modern aesthetic with an avant garde twist to his clothes.

Tim Gunn: "He's someone who in my view thinks entirely too much," Gunn says of the Chicago resident, whose favorite designer is Marc Jacobs. "I was constantly surprised in the workroom – suddenly, there's a new design."


Rodney Epperson
Age: 50
Birthplace: New York, NY
Current Home: New York, NY
Favorite Designer: Yohji Yamamoto
Style Icon: None
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Christian Siriano, Season 4

Rodney, who likes to go by his last name, Epperson, is a self-taught designer who grew up in Harlem. In the early 70’s, while still in high school, Epperson began designing and focused on the deconstructed look. He later enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and, although he never completed his formal training, he went on to become a window dresser for Charivari in the 80’s and 90’s and currently does visual design for retailer H&M. He has designed clothes for some high profile clients, one being India.Arie. Epperson and his wife are parents to four kids.

Why he’ll win?
Epperson believes he’ll win because he is coming to the series with a unique approach and feels that it’s all about timing: “It’s my time to shine.”

Tim Gunn: "He is the most senior in terms of design career and reputation," Gunn says of this self-taught designer who grew up in Harlem, N.Y. "He has a distinguished career. He's elder-statesmanlike."


Shirin Askari
Age: 24
Birthplace: Tulsa, OK
Current Home: Garland, TX
Favorite Designers: Elie Saab, Jaques Fath, Christian Dior, Hussein Chalayan
Style Icon: Katherine Hepburn
Favorite Past Project Runway Designers:
Rami Kashou, Season 4; Leanne Marshall, Season 5

While other little girls were playing with their dolls and changing their clothes, Shirin was busy making the clothes! She was taught how to sew at four years old by her mother, and, by the age of seven, she was designing and making her own dresses. She went on to design and sew headscarves in middle school before she received formal training at the University of North Texas where she earned a BFA in Fashion Design. Shirin is currently a freelance designer and previously served as an assistant tech designer for Fossil. She often draws her inspiration from the fabric; she creates the garment after seeing how it feels and drapes. She is also influenced by classic movies starring Fred Astaire, Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant.

Why she’ll win?
Shirin believes she has an eye for fashion, an unbelievable drive and a strong knowledge of how to give the client what he/she wants, while still being creative.

Time Gunn: "She's young, she's pretty, she's articulate," Gunn says of the Garland, Texas, resident whose style icon is Katharine Hepburn. "I'm not sure what is distinctive about her, other than the fact that she's good."


Tim Gunn's Quotes: Meet Project Runway's Newest Designers! [People]
[Photos and Bios: myLifetime.com]

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Awesome!!! I can't wait!


Wow! Interesting group of people, different ethnic groups and ages.


YAY!!!! It's here!!!!!


CanIGetYouAnything?

This is so cool, Tlo! I can't wait for your commentary.


A lot of blonds, huh?


You know - I saw the headline for the "cast preview" on MSNBC.com and I thought....I'm not gonna read this until I see what TLo has to say.

Daddies - you do NOT disappoint!!

I am so glad that I waited. You are on point, as usual. I am anxiously awaiting spit-take screencaps of La Nina, the Duchess and Short Tight and Shiny maternity wear :-)

With love.....


Of course I don't know which of these showed the final three collections in BP, but I hated all three collections. They were the absolute worst of any PR so far, even worse than Jeffrey's!
Though I am excited to have PR and especially Tim, Nina and the Duchess back, I could be a little more excited if I knew the final collections were better.


So excited. This really looks like an interesting, diverse group. Hooray!


I'm going out on a limb to say I think Ari Fish designed one of the final collections. And one of the blondes will be the first to go home.


I'm just a little miffed that you didn't say, "BROOKLYN REPREZENT!"

Okay, I forgive you. I think I like Epperson because he worked at Charivari and I'm feeling nostalgic.


"Today's the photo shoot for Project Runway! I'm SOOOO excited!!!!!! I'm gonna wear my banana shirt, it'll be awesome!!!"


Looks like a good season! :)
Okay so these will probably be wrong but...
Shirin Askari- the bitch
Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman- the outspoken, obnoxious one
Mitchell Hall- the one who can't design
Irina Shabayeva- the self-absorbed one
Carol Hannah Whitfield- the sweet one
...and that's all I got.


I NEVER picked favorites, but I can't help it, I'm rooting for the old chick in the hot pants.

I looks like Frau Seal has some competition in the slutty, slutty, slutty department.


I bet I'll hate that tiny blonde one in the gray dress.

I can't wait for this -- hurry up, Project Runway!


HA! I love what Tim Gunn has to say about each one of them. He's always right. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!


YES!!!!! And some hotties : )


So many choices as far as who'll go home first. There certainly are a lot of people who have, shall we say, an abundance of confidence.

I can't freakin' wait for PR to start!


Mariana (The Unoriginal)

My Name is Nina, Hear me Roar!!!


I can't wait, boys!!!!!


Great mix! Heidi said that there's a lot of crying going on among the women. We'll see :)


CHRISTOPHER ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Upper Midwest REPRESENT!
hahahaha! SO want to see a winner from Shakopee, MN or Milwaukee!

Can't wait! Thanks for the dirt!!!


I'll reserve judgment until the show is back.

So far, I've been wrong about every designer from first glance except for Korto (loved her).


Squeee!

I have thoughts on the new contestants:

Althea went to the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. I also went to UC and we used to say that DAAP is "the box" that you're always told to think outside of. It's shocking to see how little creativity can come from a design school, but maybe she'll surprise us.

Johnny looks like he could be a contender, but that's a really unfortunate photo.

Malvin has a degree in "Creative Solopism." That's awesome.

Ra'mon will likely hang in for a while. He strikes me as this season's Nick.

First to go: Mitchell
Top three: Christopher, Shirin, and Gordana


So far I like Ari!


Tim Gunn: "A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Runway's new West Coast home, "Johnny will be polarizing," Gunn says of the L.A. resident. "People will love him, or hate him."




Hmmmmm...


NICE! A lot of young designers, I like that. They remind me of S1.


too many cats

So many of them have Christian S as their favorite PR designer.
Strange (unless his is the only name they knew when they were asked the question)


Finally, I have been waiting forever. Thanks, Tlo!


" too many cats said...

So many of them have Christian S as their favorite PR designer.
Strange (unless his is the only name they knew when they were asked the question)"


LOL. I noticed that too, but some mentioned Jay.


42 days, guys...


Some of them look very LA, no?


First thoughts: Did not pick Rodney as the oldest one. I like the variety of educations (not all from FIT or Parsons) although there are a lot of "self-taught" and I wonder how that will play out. My guess is 2.5 straight guys. I love the dress Carol is wearing. Is Victoria Beckham really the best style icon some of these designers can come up with? What does a visual merchandiser do? How does Creative Solipism differ from Fundamental Solipism?


It's not a good sign when all Tim has to say about you is a repeat of your style icons or influences. I'm guessing those are the people who will be gone first.


Louise reminds me of Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials


...grr I wish there were a way to edit one's comments...

I'm going to venture a guess that the guy that likes Austin Scarlett, Tom Ford, and Gossip Girl and designed for Disney Princesses might be a gay one.

I so look forward to meeting them all.


" sixgables said...
...grr I wish there were a way to edit one's comments..."


You can preview it before you post it.


Some very interesting choices. Nice to see a designer at the age of 50.


with contestants whose design influences include insect anatomy and flappers I think we have the potential for some mind-boggling creations


Where are you all getting comments from Tim about the designers?


Nicolas Putvinksi FTW, Ari Fish goes home first!


Mitchell is cute and full of himself.
Irina is going to be La Bitch.
Malvin is going to be difficult.
Gordana is the first one to go home.
Logan is licious.

Just guessing...


" a said...
Where are you all getting comments from Tim about the designers?"

Where it says "Tim Gunn" right after each bio.


I rooting for Ari. I don't know why.
She's like Guadalupe, isn't she?


I can't wait!!! I am going to say Althea and Epperson in the top three and hopefully Ramon b/c he lives in my hometown Milwaukee. Ari the first out. Christopher and Melvin also out quickly. Inspired my insects. Yawn


Moira92 said... " Ari. . . She's like Guadalupe, isn't she?"

I was thinking Diana Eng.


BROOKLYN REPREZENT, Y'ALL!

That is so exciting. I wonder if I'm going to see any of them in my neighborhood.


"Tim Gunn: "Christopher is very sensitive, very emotional. He wears his emotions on his sleeve," Gunn says of the Shakopee, Minn., resident, who appreciates volume, eye-catching fabrics and Victoria Beckham."

Christopher is the sweetest guy ever. Trust me.


"Sewing Siren said...

I'm going out on a limb to say I think Ari Fish designed one of the final collections. "


I'm curious, why SS?


Kay said: "Louise reminds me of Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials"

Louise reminds me of Diablo Cody. Stephanie Courtney (Flo) is great on Mad Men, by the way.


What the hell is Althea wearing?


I dig Irina. She's cool.


It's going to be so freaking hard not to look at the finale collections and try to figure out who the finalists are. Arrrghhh.


I'm totally rooting for Ari Fish already but I have to say: Woot! Milwaukee represent! Let's go Ra'mon-Lawrence!

And anyone who idolizes Victoria Beckham is tired and derivative. That woman hasn't done an original thing in years.


Dear Althea,

That is not a dress. It's a long shirt with a banana on it.

Sincerely,
Me


"Darlings, our long national nightmare is over! "



ROFLMAO.


Indeed, Tlo. Indeed.


All of these designers have 5 videos associated with them - all embeddable..
Here is one example.

http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/project-runway-designers/logan-neitzel#video

Check it out.


Just when I was thinking I might give Tim Gunn another chance he disses my home state. Colorado is an amazing place, Mr. Gunn. Get out of your NYC rut.


Too early to tell from the marketing blurbs, but I can NOT wait to see them all in action! Initial impression has me rooting for Louise.


"I feel like wearing my banana shirt today, and maybe pair it with some tacky accessories. Who cares? I'm a designer!"


LaFemmeFataledeNY

"Gorgeous Things said...

Too early to tell from the marketing blurbs, but I can NOT wait to see them all in action! Initial impression has me rooting for Louise."



Same here.


Is it just me but with the exception of one everyone is so YOUNG!! It's going to be like Real World Design Challenge.


I can't wait to hear what La Nina has to say about these designers.


" Amanda said...

Is it just me but with the exception of one everyone is so YOUNG!!"


See, I like that, as someone said here, it's like Season 1 all over again.


Ari looks like she's ready to parachute.


woo hoo! 6 weeks seems like forever. group seems interesting.
i like louise's bio.


Johnny is trouble. You can tell by just looking at his picture. He probably gave Tim a hard time.


I'm a little miffed that 98% of the females look like they could be a contestant on Rock of Love. I hope they have excellent ability for DESIGN and not just an excellent ability to wear high heels and short skirts. Tim says they do, though, and I will trust the Gunn.

Right now, I like Epperson and Ra'mon. Anyone who pushes himself to go to college at 15 has the drive to do anything in my book.


LifeTimeForHomos

"When you see this guy, you won't believe he's from Colorado," Gunn says of Vien."



Tim, Tim, Tim...


While it would be quite entertaining, I think it's safe to say that a nationally ranked snowboarder is not going to win PR.

(wouldn't I love to be wrong!)


" formerlyAnon said...

While it would be quite entertaining, I think it's safe to say that a nationally ranked snowboarder is not going to win PR.

(wouldn't I love to be wrong!)"

Blayne 2.0?


SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


" Kali said...

I'm a little miffed that 98% of the females look like they could be a contestant on Rock of Love. "


HA!
You'll be surprised :0)


"Guy's Guy" Logan looks like a second coming of "women are sports cars!" Robert.


I just saw some of Ari's designs on the LifeTime site (I'm going to have to get used to saying "Lifetime" instead of "Bravo") and it's very Rodarte. I wonder how the judges are going to react to her aesthetic.


"Moi said...

"Guy's Guy" Logan looks like a second coming of "women are sports cars!"


Hey, as long as we see his ass, like Robert's, it's all good.


RA'MON IS THE SHIT!!! A bit of a prima donna but he will blow your mind.


For being 45, did you see Gordana's LEGS in those hot pants? DAMN!

Thanks again for the scoop boys.


Also, TEXAS REPRESENT!!! Two designers from Texas, y'all. Yee haw.

Seriously, though, the anonymous poster at 9am who said, "A lot of blonds, huh?" WTF? I count 2 blondes in the whole group. What are you talking about?

I am beyond excited that PR is back. I put the premiere date in my iCal already!

Also, what the heck is "Solipsism?" Malvin looks like the James-Paul entry from TFS. A conceptual thinker who throws around big fancy words.


Louise's dress reminds me of the one earlier in TFS with the addition of the little red (tulle) ruffle on the bottom


I'm with Gorgeous Things. GO TEAM LOUISE!


"Mitchell is currently the creative director for three contemporary women’s boutiques, including a Vera Wang Bridal Salon."


Interesting. I hope they have a bride's challenge again, that was so much fun. I still remember Kara Saun's gorgeous dress.


omg i am so excited right now! Young, yes, but they do look like an interesting group......please don't disappoint, lifetime! I'm so excited for this!


Why are so many of the ladies half-naked? They seem interesting enough, I like that Tim had something nice to say for each one. I'm going to be the weirdo here and vote for Ari Fish, what a cool name!


"Sara O said...

omg i am so excited right now! Young, yes, but they do look like an interesting group......please don't disappoint, lifetime! I'm so excited for this!"


Judging by their site, I think they're trying to keep it the same. I actually like their PR site a lot, much easier to navigate than the Bravo nightmare.


Not that I don't love Tim Gunn and all, but Colorado isn't some wasteland, devoid of culture and sophistication (not completely anyway). *I'll* believe that guy's from Colorado anyway.

It does sound like an intriguing mix of design aesthetics and personalities overall, even if far too many of them love Christian Siriano.


Strictly based on the information here, I'm picking Logan as the arrogant, misogynistic one. He goes to great lengths to tell us he's a "guy's guy" (read: "I like chicks"), has all sorts of "manly" hobbies, and doesn't name a single woman as a favorite designer, favorite PR contestant, or style icon. He sounds charming.


"If he wasn’t a designer, he’d be a stuntman or a racecar driver."


Slutty, slutty, slutty...


Current Home: Milwaukee
"...Tim says of the Chicago resident."

Huh? That said, YEAH MILWAUKEE!!


I get the feeling that Malvin is going to be the male superbitch.


Nice to see designers from all walks of life. This is a highly diverse group that can appeal to just about anyone.


"She has designed clothes for Queen Latifah, Angie Stone and Wendy Williams and is extremely proud that she can step out of the box and create beautiful designs for plus-sized women which, she terms, “plus sexy.”"



AMEN, SISTER!!!!!!!


I'm happy to see Isabella Blow noted as a fashion icon several times. Good sign.


"Amanda said...

Strictly based on the information here, I'm picking Logan as the arrogant, misogynistic one. He goes to great lengths to tell us he's a "guy's guy" (read: "I like chicks"), has all sorts of "manly" hobbies, and doesn't name a single woman as a favorite designer, favorite PR contestant, or style icon. He sounds charming."

That's quite a stretch to get "misogynist" out of that.


winninghamster

San Diego represent!!!

"Polarizing" is code for megabitchasaurus, right? Can't wait!

And why do so many of them think it's a good idea to include retail sales in their professional bios?


There are quite a few "furriners" in the cast, that's interesting.


"memorexe said...
I'm happy to see Isabella Blow noted as a fashion icon several times. Good sign."


That's it. I thought Louise reminded me of someone.


I'll be routing for Louise because she lived in my old apartment after I moved and I have seen some of her work in person. The pieces I saw were Lovely! I'm hopeful that she will do well.


Ari Fish is beyond adorable.


Christopher will either go home first (I can't help noticing Tim had very little to say about his designing ability, it was all about the emotions) or he'll overstay his welcome and be this season's Ricky and cry on the runway every week.

Ari's outfit in the photo and her job history makes me wonder if she could be sort of a free spirit a la Elisa. I hope she's Elisa, and not this season's Angela -- if she designed what she's wearing, can fleurchons be far behind?


Tim said in some old interview that the blogs were going to explode over some of the challenge winners. I can't wait.


"aimee said...

Christopher will either go home first"


Noooo, don't say that. He's my friend and I'm rooting for him.


Thanks for the update, guys!


Holy crap! Ari Fish is from my school! Now I have to watch it!

BTW though, Russell Ferguson is gross.


Ted said...
"Sewing Siren said...

I'm going out on a limb to say I think Ari Fish designed one of the final collections. "


I'm curious, why SS?



I'm just guessing based on what she says about her own work. The last collection had kind of "tribal" feel and some scrawling writing on some of the pieces. We'll see soon enough when the challenges start, who did what collection. Or not. ;).


EspeciallyGay

"The ones that are going to send all their friends and family here to post anonymously and tell us we're all a bunch of losers?"

LOL oh god remember when all peanut's friends would come here and go nuts? LOL you bitches rock i can't wait for your commentary


I can see that none of them mentioned any of the Season 5 cast since that was showing the same time as filming of Season 6.

Christopher is SO adorable! He was one of my first friends when I 1st moved here in 1999 & was a bright light during that time period when I was living w/ a not so nice bf at the time. He's an amazing talent and I saw that at age 20 and he's EVOLVED. I'm proud of him. :)


Oh great.
I just spent two days in San Diego at Legoland

http://tinyurl.com/lghupk

When I could have been in Gordana's shop?

Story of my life.

Suz


I'm digging the Russians. Ok, the fact that they like Rami doesn't hurt either. Also digging the snowboarder. But that first chick? If she designed that outfit she's wearing, RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY! What's with the banana?


YIPPEE!!!! So much to read...so far, so good. I have to watch the videos too.


This is worrisome. At least half of them put either Victoria Beckham or a b&w film star as their style icon, or Tom Ford as one of their favorite designers. I'm guessing this is going to be a relatively colorless season with lots of little black dresses and black trench coats made off trash. blerg.


удача : )


Oh, and can't wait to see Tim again! Love his snarky diplomacy.


I just read that Lindsay Lohan and Christina Aguilera have been confirmed to make guest appearances in the new season.


Oy.


Interesting cast... and it's nice to see one of the Olsen twins got on the show.


The Fashion Who?

SQUEEEEEE!
Let the REAL games begin!

Ari Fish dresses like that episode of "FRIENDS" where Joey puts on all of Chandler's clothes.
"I'm Chandler. Could I BE wearing any more clothes?"

Love the Eastern Europe contingent.
Had the privilege to attend 2 Russian Fashion shows. Very edgy yet steeped in tradition. Gorgeous textures & fabrics.
There's a Baby Bueller Bot squad happening, looks like they're either going to be a clique or blood enemies! Yay!

Johnny looks like trouble. "Angry Little Peanut" trouble.

I agree w/ FashionFanatic, the wide range of ages & backgrounds-- Interesting!

Tim Gunn--"crunch granola feeling". How have I lived a year w/out this man?


Is Malvin the new James Paul?

The Johnny Sakalis dude looks "interesting" based on Tim's comments.


Colorado has a very specific aesthetic (I like to call it "hypocritically green")(and yes, I live in Colorado).

I worry for those who don't seem to have watched the show in the past. Those tend to be the ones who are too conceptual, can't work fast enough, or ::gasp:: can't sew their own designs.

And Tim's comment about the Russian who hates American fashion? Interesting.


Linensn'Things

Ari Fish:

Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: None



LOLOLOLOLOL. LOVE. HER.


what about the models? Will the be up on the site? And isn't there going to be a 30 minutes show focused on the models after each episode? I can't find anything about it on the Lifetime sight.


"Tim Gunn: "Born in Moscow, he's had designs commissioned for W and Vogue – and may be a bit of a fashion snob. "If you have such a bad taste in your mouth about American fashion," Gunn has wondered about the F.I.T. grad. "Why are you here?"


Oh, I'm going to hate him.


I''m new here, just wanted to say that I love the site.


If I have some time to go back through all those bios and Tim's comments, I would guess that I might be able to figure out a reasonably accurate grouping of who the early departures are and who lasts longest because I think Tim kind of gives a few things away. When he (or more likely his admin ass't) merely parrots the person's own bio notes, that contestant is clearly someone who didn't last long enough for him to get to know. When he adds a truly original remark about them, then you know they lasted a while.


winninghamster

Argh! Has anyone else attempted to look through the portfolios on the official site? Crazy-making poor navigation and many, many bugs.


Anonymous 11:46, I only say that because I remember that last season Tim's only comment about Jerry before the show aired was that he was passionate about his work, and then he made the serial killer outfit and went home. It's not personal -- I'm pre-judging. TLo asked me to!


Ra'mon says that he lives in Minneapolis, not Milwaukee.


I'm going to go ahead and say Gordana or Ra'mon for the win.


Her fashion sense is influenced by ... American Indian ritual wear, nomadic tribe wear....

Oh man. I hope this doesn't mean Fish is one of those white people who misappropriate Native culture because they think all Indians are "so spiritual and at one with the earth." I can't stand those people.


"Is Malvin the new James Paul?"

As in, not as original or deep as he thinks he is? Could be.


bitchybitchybitchy

"Tim Gunn: "Born in Moscow, he's had designs commissioned for W and Vogue – and may be a bit of a fashion snob. "If you have such a bad taste in your mouth about American fashion," Gunn has wondered about the F.I.T. grad. "Why are you here?"


Hmmm, is this Tim Gunn speak for me no likey?

I'm reserving judgement on flapper girl- bloomers and fringes are looks I'm dying to see.

Malvin's references to Japanese ghost stories and insect anatomy are a tad odd, but what would PR be withhout some truly out there inspirations?


No sketching? Ari Fish is dead in the water.


Woo, Colorado! But I'm a little insulted by the 'never guess he's from Colorado'...clearly, Tim has never been to Boulder. Malvin sounds like every other college graduate that hangs out on the Mall.


"Tim Gunn: "When you see this guy, you won't believe he's from Colorado," Gunn says of Vien. Talk about an eclectic fashion palette: His style inspirations include rural Chinese farmers, Japanese ghost stories and insect anatomy. "


I bet he hates designing for real women.


It's finally here!!! I thought we would never watch another season again ever. Best news evah.


They seem like a very creative bunch. It'll be interesting to see what they're going to come up with, particularly Louise, Malvin, and Ari.


I actually have a corset made by Louise Black. The design is beautiful and its well sewn, but it took her almost 6 months from the time I ordered it to when it was shipped, and apparently that's pretty standard for her. Don't know how she'll do with the pr speed!


"has a fabulous personality to boot!"

When one feels that way about oneself usually ain't.


Okay, just had to look it up:

From wikipedia:
Solipsism is the philosophical idea that one's own mind is all that exists. Solipsism is an epistemological or ontological position that knowledge of anything outside the mind is unjustified. The external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist. In the history of philosophy, solipsism has served as a skeptical hypothesis.

If this is Malvin, I hope he doesn't get too much air time. This stuff is too deep for me.

Re: Japanese ghost stories. I do like that being that one of my most favorite-est movies is Kwaidan. Lovely costuming in that one.


JessicaSloet

I love Shiri's skirt. I wonder if she made that.


"Mama T said...

Okay, just had to look it up:

From wikipedia:
Solipsism is the philosophical idea that one's own mind is all that exists. Solipsism is an epistemological or ontological position that knowledge of anything outside the mind is unjustified. The external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist. In the history of philosophy, solipsism has served as a skeptical hypothesis."


Seriously? (insert eye roll here)


I'm curious about all the Eastern European designers this season. I don't know much about their aesthetic.


I briefly met Shirin, as she's the sister of the husband of a co-worker of my husbands (follow that?). She's from a terrific family, so I will root for her even though she's apparently not "distinctive."


I forgot how much I love this show
:p


Let's just hope they don't go to a grocery store or a hardware store for the first challenge.

Thanks for the post, Tlo!


The Designer's Portfolios are presented nicely on the Lifetime site. I love Gordana and Epperson's looks so far. But I gotta say I'm skeeved out by Johnny's sketches and the black bar across the eyes. Hello, women are human not just mannequins.


Yeah! A hometown girl for me! Local news will probably go crazy. St. Louis doesn't have much to cheer about these days.

SisterZip


"Jen said...

The Designer's Portfolios are presented nicely on the Lifetime site."


Yes, they did a much better job than Bravo. Lots of stuff to read until the first episode :)


LaLoca said...
"Tim Gunn: "When you see this guy, you won't believe he's from Colorado," Gunn says of Vien. Talk about an eclectic fashion palette: His style inspirations include rural Chinese farmers, Japanese ghost stories and insect anatomy. "


I bet he hates designing for real women.



Too funny! Unless the "real woman" is a transparent, farmer with an ectoskeleton?


OMG, Johnny Sakalis is sooo cute! I watched his casting session, and he seemed really sweet, and I liked his clothes too! Pre-viewing opinion, I'm rooting for him!


Please please no spoilers people. If you must, then identify your post as a spoiler. I go to great lengths not to see anything early.


"annrr said...

Please please no spoilers people. If you must, then identify your post as a spoiler. I go to great lengths not to see anything early."

They're talking about previous designs and portfolios, annrr. It's not the designs for the challenges.


Thank God!!! My Project Runway withdrawal was hitting new heights.


The models will be unveiled on July 15th also at mylifetime.com


Why are over half of them pretty young 24 year old women?


Most Boring: everyone who listed Christian Siriano as their only favourite PR designer. UGH, I see puffysleeves in our futures.

I'm rooting for Gordana - she knitted her first sweater when she was **seven**? Now THAT is someone who doesn't quit.


Based solely on the pictures and whatever nonsense popped into my head:

Althea Harper - Totally

Ari Fish – The Legend of Blossom Jean

Carol Hannah Whitfield – Marissa from The P.R.

Christopher Straub – The Bastey Boy

Gordana Gehlhausen – Croatian Cougar

Irina Shabayeva – The Real Housewives of Eastern Europe

Johnny Sakalis – LL Pale J

Logan Neitzel – My Own Private Hetero

Louise Black – The Blow Girl

Malvin Vien – Jo Stockton

Mitchell Hall – Lifetime’s High School Fashion Show 3

Nicolas Putvinski – Cousin Oliver

Qristyl Frazier – Ztarr Jonez

Ra’mon-Lawrence Coleman – Nina Just Don’t Understand

Rodney Epperson – Don’t Worry, Make Clothing

Shirin Askari – Kenley 2.0


Um I thought Gordana was 22 when I first saw the picture, then took a closer look at her face and thought, WTF? Formal shorts at 45?

Before anyone jumps on me, I'm not saying we can't be fabulous at 45, just saying that dressing like an 8 year old might not be our best way to age gracefully...


"ishi said...

Why are over half of them pretty young 24 year old women?"


Because it stopped being about the clothes a long time ago.


"No sketching? Ari Fish is dead in the water."

No sketching OR draping, but can sew? Could be interesting, like a Super Reco.


krystina said...
Um I thought Gordana was 22 when I first saw the picture, then took a closer look at her face and thought, WTF? Formal shorts at 45?

Before anyone jumps on me, I'm not saying we can't be fabulous at 45, just saying that dressing like an 8 year old might not be our best way to age gracefully...

7/9/09 3:42 PM

Shorts and very short skirts are harder looks to carry off well after 40. I agree that having other fashion options for those of us in the 40+ category would be welcome.

Don't know if that's going to be served by any fashion show, though.


Random thoughts:

I distrust Althea’s bad hair.

Why do some of these women look like cast members for one of the “Housewives” shows?

How often do you figure Logan will tell us he’s straight?

The very idea of a DEGREE in solipsism offends me.

I refuse to acknowledge Victoria Beckham as a potential style icon. Unless that style were “malnourished future skin cancer victim with huge boobs wearing slutty clothes.”

Mitchell & Nicolas with their ‘high-end’ crap are going to cry about more than one challenge. I plan to be annoyed by them.

In this post-JP world, I’m frightened when I hear “geometry” as an inspiration.

Ra’mon is from Milwaukee!!!!! PLEASE make it to a home town visit! Take Tim to the Calatrava!

I want Epperson to sing to me.

Shirin, if you wear a hat that matches your hair, it makes your head look lumpy.

I thought Qristal might be Korto 2.0 (loving color, doing plus sizes), but then I went to her website. Woof.


Haha, Bill.

I'm a little nervous for this season. I don't know if I can watch Television for Women, you know?


reading malvin's bio, I wager he's the owner of the 3rd collection...


I don't know if anyone mentioned that both Althea and Christopher have Victoria Beckham and Christian Siriano listed as their style icons/PR icons in their profiles. Doesn't that seem a bit odd? Vacuous perhaps?

~ Zbird


"Take Tim to the Calatrava!" Oooh, Tim would love that. Then they could go to Mader's for lunch. Can't you just see Tim eating a big ol' brat with a huge stein of beer? Adorable!


"none of them mentioned any of the Season 5 cast"

Wasn't Leanne in Season 5? One of the young women mentioned her.

One reason they are "all half naked" is that they are in L.A.

I'd rather not pigeonhole people by the way they look; for instance, the young, pretty girls. Why shouldn't they get a chance? They seem to be well-qualified. And why the blonde malice? You might as well say that there are too many Eastern Europeans or too many white people or gays. Give 'em a chance.

Sorry, it just annoys me, like when people say that thin women are not "real women."

However, it's fair game to judge the way they dress and what they say!


a little off topic, but did anyone else think "MOUTH" when they saw Christopher's photo. Seriously, I thought Cory Feldman already had a reality show. Maybe it is the angle, but he seems like a dead ringer. we shall see


Anonymous
7/9/09 10:53 AM For being 45, did you see Gordana's LEGS in those hot pants? DAMN!


I know! Damn. I'm 45 and no I don't have those legs. Wish I did. I say good for her!!


Is there something about an M_l_n name that imbues the owner with an extra helping of quirk? Malan, Merlin and now Malvin. Just saying.


KCMO! I think I saw her in one of the galleries down in the Crossroads district.

The guy who listed Austin Scarlett as their favorite is already on my good side.


HellsKitchenDude

Am I the only one disturbed by the number of designers naming Christian Siriano as their favorite former Project Runway designer?


Well, it looks like they didn't f*** up with the show. They're very wise to keep the look and feel of the show as close to the original format that we’ve seen in it in the past. I can't wait for your commentary, guys. It always makes me LOL.


It’s kind of hard to judge the designers from just their photos and bios, but I like Ari a lot. We'll see.


Oh, and she looks a lot like Sam Ronson.


I like that Lifetime has the designers' portfolios on their website. You get a feel of their style and aesthetic. I can't wait!


OK, this post calmed my nerves about Project Runway's move to Lifetime. Le sigh of relief.


I'm ready for it to start now!!!!


OMG!!!! I have a WONDERFUL coat from Louise Black. I had it custom made about 4-5 years ago. She's on Livejournal as Candy_Cain and on Etsy.

I have someone to root for!!!


Patchworkblu

" Isara said...

OMG!!!! I have a WONDERFUL coat from Louise Black. I had it custom made about 4-5 years ago. She's on Livejournal as Candy_Cain and on Etsy.

I have someone to root for!!!"


She makes the most amazing corsets. You can see them here too:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5191694


It really annoys me that most of them list Christian as their favorite PR contestant. Part of me thinks its just because he's a media whore.


"very sensitive, very emotional [and] wears his emotions on his sleeve."

Another Ricky Lizalde? He's cuuuute.


" Paige said...
It really annoys me that most of them list Christian as their favorite PR contestant. Part of me thinks its just because he's a media whore."

It's kind of a stupid thing to ask them, but I think they asked season 5 designers the same thing, didn't they? Anyway, my point is who cares?


Anticipating the show should get me through the hottest part of the summer.

But, I gotta say Tim's got a lotta damning-with-faint-praise goin' on there. It makes me nervous!


Hmm. I'm going to watch for Ari and the guy with the dreadlocks.


The much derided banana is Andy Warhol's painting for the Velvet Underground.


they look bored and boring.its like the fashion show but worse.


"Crow Winters said...
The much derided banana is Andy Warhol's painting for the Velvet Underground."


So?


Interesting choices of favorite previous PR designers. I wonder if they somehow represent their own aesthetic.


"Amanda said...
Strictly based on the information here, I'm picking Logan as the arrogant, misogynistic one. He goes to great lengths to tell us he's a "guy's guy" (read: "I like chicks"), has all sorts of "manly" hobbies, and doesn't name a single woman as a favorite designer, favorite PR contestant, or style icon. He sounds charming."


Reading too much into it perhaps?


Thing I hope have improved:

- The runway (not so fast, let's see the designs)
- More Tim Gunn in the workroom
- Fewer trash, candy, flower challenges
- More models on the runway and fewer challenges with "real women"

Make it work, Lifetime!


YAY!!! I'm from Minneapolis, this is so exciting.


Does Logan know Blayne? Just curious.


"It really annoys me that most of them list Christian as their favorite PR contestant. Part of me thinks its just because he's a media whore."

A lot of people were moist over little Princess Puffysleeves' talent, including Tim, as I remember.

And picking Victoria Beckham as a style icon kind of goes along with that, because his aesthetic is close to what she wears/likes. I remember when she was revealed as one of the judges that season, everybody said, "Christian has got it in the bag. This is just the kind of clothes she loves."

I don't personally share that aesthetic but if they pick both they are being pretty consistent. Also, they're young, so they might tend to pick a youngster like themselves as their favorite. He had a lot of fans when the show was on (Fan Favorite) and I'm sure he still does.

I felt Jillian was a better designer but she sent a few disastrous things down that runway, where his show was more consistent.


I can't wait. This is one of my favorite shows, I'm so glad it's coming back, not crazy about being on Lifetime, but as long as they keep the show the same, it should be ok.


"Tim Gunn:"Everyone [thinks] she's only on the show because she's a tall blonde beauty," admits Gunn. "But she's extremely talented. She's going to blow people away."


Alright, Tim, if you say so.


My question is, are they going to rerun the episodes during the week? Because sometimes I can't stay up late and try to catch it later. .


The casting session videos are interesting to watch. You get a real feel for what they're capable of.

(And Nick is just so much fun on the interviews he does. I wish he were a a regular on the show.)


Althea, honey, if you insist on wearing that "dress" please dont ever sit down in that again.

and Tim, love, honey, you know I love you, but I grew up on the west side of Washington State and I never, EVER ate granola and I supported the Spotted Owl.


Crow Winters
7/9/09 11:24 PM says: The much derided banana is Andy Warhol's painting for the Velvet Underground.

Hmmm...Interesting idea, but I don't think that's accurate. Yes, she has (no) bananas (sorry, I couldn't help myself) but hers doesn't look like Warhol's -- at least from what I can tell. Andy's banana (singular) is always depicted as slanting from top right to lower left -- this chick's t-shirt appears to have bananas (plural) that slant the opposite way. So I think you might be bananas, Crow! ;)

And one final word re: bananagate: It's a ridiculous thing to wear no matter what. As the fug girls would say: "Look into pants!" or "Wow...just wow."

~Zbird


I can't can't wait! I like the fact that it is a fairly unknown group and hopefully they won't be afraid to show their real personalities in front of the camera.


So cool!! Lots of Nina's screencaps, boys. Remember the bird? Hahahahahaha.


" a said...

I NEVER picked favorites, but I can't help it, I'm rooting for the old chick in the hot pants."


I know, check out those pants. Madonna, eat your heart out!


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