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"The first thing that America is going to know about me is that I sent a naked lady down the runway."

And the next thing America is going to know about you is that you can't sew.

Yes, kittens, this will be the post where we step in a pile of shit by defending the new most-hated designer. We don't get it. We read all the comments from people proclaiming their hatred of this mostly inoffensive, somewhat personable guy and our mouths drop open in disbelief. It's almost as if people have waited so long for Project Runway to return that they're slightly overreacting to its arrival.

From a personality point of view, what has he done that's offended people so much? Yeah, he tried to blame his shitty design of last week on the fact that his model wasn't the size he thought she was and then switched models, causing the girl who worked the hell out of his caftan to go home. Not exactly covering himself in glory, we admit. But it's also not exactly the bitchiest or nastiest thing we've ever seen on the show. Not even close to it, in fact.

Plus, as far as we can tell, the other designers adore him. He seems to be laughing and giggling his way through the workroom and no one seems to mind. In fact, they all seem to enjoy his company. He called Ra'mon's dress a bowling bag and instead of getting annoyed, they both giggled over it. If he was as bad as a lot of the viewers seem to think, wouldn't we be hearing that from the other designers?

Yeah, the models don't like him. Part of that is because he's a "model jumper," a term they coined that we love, and part of that is because they think he's going to be auf'd any minute and don't want to be the girl on the runway in the shitty outfit. They have reasons not to want to be his model, but they don't add up to reasons for the vitriol we've been seeing from viewers. By the way, he's not the only designer to model jump, which reinforces our point that they hate him because they fear working for him is going to get them auf'd.

Maybe some of the anger is motivated by the feeling that both of his outfits so far should've sent him home. Thing is...

Model: Kalyn Hemphill

We don't think he should have gone home for this outfit. Especially in light of Malvin's chicken costume. That's why he's still here. He sent out two HIGHLY problematic looks that easily could have gotten him auf'd but lucked out because in both instances someone else sent something worse down the runway. Why that pisses some people off, we don't know. That's always been the way of Project Runway.

To go even further into Controversy Land, we think this was a pretty decent outfit, from a style perspective.

HORRIBLE execution, absolutely. No argument from us. And as we said, on another day he could have and should have easily gone home for it. Especially since it's the second badly executed look in a row from him.

But if you squint your eyes and tilt your head and pretend that everything fits perfectly and was sewn perfectly, it DOES have a certain "L.A. celebrity mom" style to it, which, not coincidentally is exactly for whom the outfit was designed. It's probably a bit too youthful for Rebecca Romijn, but she admitted that she could see some of her girlfriends wearing it.

We suspect that this is part of why he keeps skating by. As bad as his outfits are, you can still see a certain sense of style there. In fact, it's probably a little early to be making this prediction, but he strikes us as more of a stylist than a designer. He can put a look together. He just can't design one from scratch and he definitely can't execute one.

But fear not, Mitchell-haters. He obviously used up all his chances. No matter what anyone else does or how bad any of the other entries are, the next time Mitchell screws up, he's outta there. Nina has HAD IT with him:

"She's going to lunch with her girlfriends, they'll be going shopping, living her day-to-day activities."

"Is she showing up to lunch drunk? Is that it? She's an alcoholic? Or was she hit by a car on the way? I don't understand."

"She's hip and ...um...stylish..."

"And blind? Help Nina out here. Did she pull this out of her hamper? Is she depressed somehow? Did the father of her child leave her? Who IS this woman?"

"She looks messy, No?"

"She looks like SHIT. You are PISSING me off here, kid."

"Sorry. I'm Sorry Ni- Miss Garcia. Sorry. Please don't hurt me."

"I LOVE it when Nina get's pissed off! Don't you? It's so FUN!"

Honestly, we can't do it justice. Watch the extended judging to see just how pissed Nina got:




[Photos: Mike Yarish/myLifetime.com - Video: myLifetime.com - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]


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Yeah, I kinda like Mitchell too...he seems to be truly enjoying himself and i thought it was especially funny when he was talking about how he had to buy tshirt material to make sure his outfit wasnt sheer again!!!
Go on with your baaaad self Mitchy Boy! Some of us are rooting for ya!


See the thing is I DON'T think Malvin should have gone home for the "chicken costume". I wasn't pleased by Malvin's whole "America doesn't get me" comment but overall he had a concept and he followed it through. The execution was off but it had perspective and I think he could have pulled out interesting clothes. It wasn't like Ari who basically ignored the challenge at hand.

And Mitchell has serious sweing issues. He was saved by his styling but he hasn't been able to produce a decent look two weeks running and if the preview for next week is any indication it might be a third week of the same thing.


I love Mitchell! From the moment he said 'Mr Gunn' I was sold. He's too cute. And I actually liked both this look and the one that he was aiming for last week (not the caftan, but the smocked gown). I wish he could sew because I think he could have some great garments in his head, just not on the runway.


I completely support Malvin going home this week. I love his asexual aesthetic, I actually liked his dress last week because I could imagine a guy wearing it out for a jog(and looking smashing). But Jessica Alba's lovechild with Vin Diesel wouldn't have looked good in the chicken costume. Mitchell's was chip looking, but it made sense.

Quite happy with the producers for dropping Malvin and Ari when they screwed up.


Sorry, but he rubs me the wrong way, and I know it's probably the editing or his constant sweating or something, but I can't help it.


"Bitchell"


ROFLMAO.


I felt bad for him. Had he executed that outfit perfectly, it would've been top three for sure.

LOVE LOVE the Nina screencaps, boys!!


Mitchell gets the prize for the designer who disappointed me the most this week. It's clear his sewing skills are about on par with mine. But his reasoning skills were what did him in this week. When he held up the Godzilla shorts for all to see, didn't it occur to him that while the model's belly may be gigantic with child, her legs would be about the same size? And even if he wanted to put the legs into proportion with the belly--by cutting them fuller-- they would not be AS WIDE AS THE BELLY.

Hasn't he gathered enough waistbands to know that when he gathered the Godzilla shorts, they would become some nasty take-off on a "skort"?

And the sad part was that from the waist up, the look was very chic.

My two boys were born in the summer and believe me, a nice pair of flattering shorts were something I searched for an never found.


I don't HATE him, but I still think he should have gone home. Yes, the outfit was (poorly executed but) cute, but it's something I've seen on celebrity moms a million times before! It's BORING. Malvin's had issues, but it sure wasn't boring - and isn't BORING the cardinal sin of PR?


@Shananigans
A concept is lovely and good, but when the job is 'design a real outfit for this specific woman, form fitting and chic', you can't get away with concept art.


Oh and - hip hip hooray for Nina-caps!!! On a Saturday, no less:)


I don't know what you're talking about, Jessica Alba and Vin Diesel's lovechild adores dressing like a great big chicken. Of course, then again, he might just be doing it for the attention. They're very busy people.


Actually, I think Mitchell had a really good idea behind his design, but come on, those shorts were a complete mess, the T-shirt was tighter than Lindsay Lohan on a binge. The sweater was ok, but DULL.
Sweet guy, Mitchell, but unless he hones his sewing skills, I think his episodes are numbered to maybe a couple of more, IF he's lucky.


I don't get it either. The bottom line is NOBODY wants to look like a mother hen and her egg, so no matter how poorly executed Mitchell's outfit was, if you have to choose, the chicken goes home.


I think a lot of people dislike Mitchell because he's starting to seem like the Second Coming of Wendy Pepper -- maybe not in personality, but in skill. At least that's why *I* dislike him. :-)


OH...forgot to add, LOVED the Nina-caps! Hilarious!!
Thanks so much for the Saturday post, TLo, you are the BEST!!!!


Thanks for this post, guys.

I don't get people getting such emotional attachment or hatred of reality show contestants. And to be sure, people seem to throw around the words "love" "hate" and their variants a lot on-line about people they will never meet. Very hip and on trend, but not very good communication.

(I think I commented last week that Mitchell was on my (oh so delicate) poo-poo list after he blamed his model when I thought the argument could be made that his smocking technique may have been the thing that was off. I stand by that comment.)

I just think Mitchell's product was worse than Malvin's. It was sloppy. Mitchell had better pull it together very quickly. Poor kid, he must have been quite traumatized by being almost-aufed in the first 2 epis.


Unbelievably, the screencaps were not as angry or as scary as Nina in the extended judging... WOOF


La Nina was just storming over poor Mitchee ...

I would have hated to be so light in his loafers while those tropical winds were picking up speed ...

But your screen caps are soooo funny! Heidi simply glows when Nina is not happy, and Lordy, La Nina was sooo not happy ....

And agree that he doesn't deserve the vitriol, but he is such an easy target .... so young, flighty, and overconfident.

Perhaps he deserves less nastiness, but he does have an air of doom about him ... we are all just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

So far, his only chance seems to be to have someone worse than him on the chopping block.

Kinda cute but kinda clueless.

Just sayin-


I loved his critique of Ra'mon's dress: he called Ra'mon's outfit a bowling ball bag (which it was), then said, "um, I mean, no it's really good, you'll probably win!" I laughed out loud. What a little bitch!

I'll really enjoy watching him try to make a dress for one or two more weeks!


Shirin = Young kid who can deliver the goods.

Bitchell = Young kid who can't deliver the goods. And who wastes time giggling with Ra'mon when he should be working.

I'm with Nina here. The Auf sword of Damocles is hanging over his head.


I think you are right that the other designers find him charming. The problem with that is the editing shows him talking and laughing all the time and not actually sewing. He carried those half made shorts around for a full day having fun with the other designers when he should have spent his time at the sewing machine making them gorgeous.


I'm totally in step with you guys on Mitchell. He's very lucky that both weeks there has been a much worse final outfit being paraded down the runway. But he needs to get his act together stat.


It is a GREAT look, a great design, poorly executed, yes, but the show is not about the best sewer; this would sell at any store, the egg? I don't think so.


As soon as I saw those shorts I knew ole Mitchell was in trouble. It wouldn't matter how much you smocked or gathered those bad boys they were enormous!
I agree that he would be better as a stylist or in merchandising which I believe he said he had been focusing on for the past couple of years?)


"chebi said...

I think you are right that the other designers find him charming. The problem with that is the editing shows him talking and laughing all the time and not actually sewing. He carried those half made shorts around for a full day having fun with the other designers when he should have spent his time at the sewing machine making them gorgeous."

How could you possibly know that he carried around the shorts for an entire day fooling around?


Newsflash:

Kenley Collins is currently filming A REALITY SHOW about her clothing line. Yikes!

Anybody want to take bets on whether she throws a sewing machine at somebody who pisses her off?

http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2009/08/
28/project-runways-kenley-collins-
jail-inspired-me/


The execution was horrible, but I do agree that the outfit had potential. I carried my second pregnancy over the summer -- was very pregnant, in fact -- and I lived in tanks and shorts. Gap maternity was a good send, but still, their pieces are very basic: khaki, navy or denim walking shorts and plain shelf-bra tanks. So I would have killed for something versatile and cool, yet a little more stylish like the outfit Mitchell designed.

I like the cuffs on the shorts and that they're cut a little shorter than a golf or walking short. (I would lengthen them a tad). And the ruffle on the tank is a cute idea. Still sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.


I don't hate Mitchell I just think he had a second chance and blew it and not many people even get a second chance in PR! Yeah the outfit was cute, something I would even wear as a non pregnant woman, but like others said it was boring, boring, boring. The "no color" complaint you had with Malvin using the burlap looking fabric I felt applied to Mitchel too. A cream sweater, white top and bland shorts..blah. If he doesn't step it up tremendously in the next episode then I will definitely join the hate train.

Also, whenever I watch the extended judges I get brought back to the good old days of final critiques when I studied architecture. Nina was PISSED and I loved it. Critiques are kinda fun when you aren't the one being shot down :) I must admit that we had some way harsher judges throughout the 5 years of reviews and I feel for Mitchell when he got all quiet and scared. Poor guy, didn't know what he was in for. :(

LOVE the Nina-caps boys! What a nice way to start a Saturday!!


MouseAnony said...
Newsflash:
Kenley Collins is currently filming A REALITY SHOW about her clothing line. Yikes!



MouseAnony,

You should follow Tlo's Facebook page. They already posted that there.


I give him credit for creating a whole look. I thought the sweater, top, shorts idea was really cute. I think he's talented but he may be doomed by his lack of sewing skills.


I have no problem with Mitchell on a personal level, but I do think its b-s that the judges have given him two free passes for a non-outfit (challenge one) and a horribly executed one with laughably ugly shorts (challenge two). I also don't see what he brings to the show that is original or different. In my book, there was ZERO reason to hold on to him for another week. So if I'm feeling any vitriol it is directed exclusively at the judges and their lame decision. I'd take Malvan over Mitchell any day of the week.


I'm in the group that wants Mitchell's head. Why? It's more that I'm pissed off that the producers or whoever picks the contestants let him slide in.

He has no color palate and his reasons are for not using color are just an excuse. When you have a handicap, you don't give up a part of yourself, you work it to your advantage!

Although he has a nice attention to detail (seriously, the collar on his first outfit was gorgeous, especially when you consider how smocking is a dying art outside of old ladies making children's clothes), he's skill level is no where close to what it needs to be for this kind of competition. I'm sure if he was given a week to get a design completed, we'd never seen him in the bottom 3. His claims of being great under pressure are nothing but him blowing smoke. He has flipped out in both challenges over the pressure. I will give him credit that his....dress....was a finished product in the first challenge, but he blamed the issues on everyone but himself. This may be the product of editing, but I know from my own experience that even with exact measurements of the body, you can still screw up the garment's finished measurements.

His charming personality doesn't make up for the fact that he doesn't belong in this competition. Ari's dress was finished, showed skill in both sewing ans design, it just failed to meet the challenge. Malvin's design was finished, showed sewing skills, it was just unflattering. Mostly because he couldn't get over himself and tried to make this an art product and not clothing. Mitchell hasn't done anything to show he belongs here.


I don't think Mitchell is a bitch.
And I did like his initial idea for challenge #1.
But you kind of have to conclude after 2 episodes that he is unable to produce or problem solve.
If you completely changed virtually everything about this outfit is would be wearable. What does that mean?
He should have known something was wrong with his shorts pattern when two girls could fit into them. Now it is true that sometimes during pregnancy your thigh will get bigger, however the models thighs weren't getting bigger. The shorts are too short for that much fullness when she bends over you would be able to see her panties. The top is too sheer to be worn with panel short. Plus on a real pregnant body you would be able to see the belly button outline. The sweater is just a shapeless mess. And lastly the color combo doesn't work. Complete fail, in my book.


Tina said:
"I also don't see what he brings to the show that is original or different."

Thank you! I'm confused why anyone would defend this week's outfit considering the number of pregnant women that come into my job wearing khaki shorts, white t-shirts, and sweaters. This outfit was poorly executed and in no way fashion forward!


See, Mitchell strikes me as a passive aggressive asshole who gets away with being bitchy by giggling.

Just my take.


As always, your Nina captions are priceless. It's like you have a direct line to her id.

I didn't realize there was so much anger toward Mitchell. Somehow in my blissfully selective reading this week I've skipped over the more vitriolic comments. Tra la la.


My take on Michell:
Cute
Harmless
In over his head


Mitchell does not deserve all the vitriol. Yes, he has executed horribly and the model under the truck but he is charming in a "let's frolic and giggle as the Titanic plows into the ice" kind of way. Everyone knows he will be out relatively soon, but in the meantime quit being so mean and enjoy his funny comments, sweet sweaty smile and the absolutely hilarious execution skills.


Thanks for the post TLo!

"The first thing that America is going to know about me is that I sent a naked lady down the runway."

And the next thing America is going to know about you is that you can't sew.

HAHAHAHAHAHA! I laughed so hard my 7 yr old wanted an explanation-- she didn't get one.

The LaNina screencaps are fabulous!

I think that Mitchell is in over his head and doesn't have the skill. I don't hate him, but I don't want to wear what he sends out either. I had 2 August babies and yes it is hard to find things that work-- and it's way easier now than when I was pregnant.

At least the egg and pants were well made. Just sayin'...


The thing is, I agree that Mitchell seems like a great guy, very personable and well-suited for TV, but I agree with the judges that his technical skills simply are not up to par.

And it also bothers me that he spent time essentially fooling around while he should have been working and then ended up with a sloppy garment and poor styling.

I still think he seems exactly like the kind of guy I would want as a stylist if I were a celebrity. He has good ideas and taste (the bowling bag comment was dead on). But his technical skills just are not up to par, and he doesn't seem to be buckling down and really knocking it out of the park. I think that's what annoying Nina and the same thing made me want him to get auf'd this week.


Sewing Siren, your maternity design is adorable.


As someone who has been preggers twice (I'm due in 4 days!) I really liked Mitchell's look the best. I would be most likely to wear it. I think I sound like the rest of the mommy's on here, because I love it all but I wish the shorts were a little different. I like the concept, though. Not Malvin's "make her look like a LITERAL CHICKEN look". Good Lordy! I don't think Mitchell will last too long, but it doesn't surprise me he's made it this far


I don't particularly hate the guy, but I don't think he's talented enough at execution to last much longer. And I thought that whole thing with the first model was a little douchey. And I don't see him as particularly cute - he looks to me like a wax figure that got left in the sun just a touch too long.

I don't think he's a sucky person, but he's definitely got "CANNON FODDER" tattooed on his forehead at this point.


"Jules said...

Ari's dress was finished, showed skill in both sewing ans design,


What the...? I feel like we're talking about a completely different show.


Hello,
Has anyone else had trouble watching the Lifetime videos? I upgraded my flash player but still can't see them at all. Anyone know what platform they are using?
Thanks!


Tal said...

Hello,
Has anyone else had trouble watching the Lifetime videos? I upgraded my flash player but still can't see them at all. Anyone know what platform they are using?
Thanks!



Tal,

I use Firefox 3.0 (my favorite) or IE 8.0, when I'm not on my laptop.


I didn't think it was that bad. The shorts were problematic, but something that could be fixed. Well, I've seen far worse from Blayne and they let him stay.


Oh, Boys, THANK YOU for such a funny and spot-on post!!! I usually skip the little clips you post- never again! WOW! she did everything but curse! She was truly personally offended by Mitchell....
Can't wait for next Thursday!!
TLo, you handsome hunks of hilarious!
I heart you!


"Larry Said: What the...? I feel like we're talking about a completely different show."

Whether it's to your tastes or not, it doesn't mean the outfit lacked skill. I would not wear what she presented, but with tweaking I know a number of people who would be all over it. Again, it failed the challenge. It wasn't Red Carpet attire. If the outfit was presented for a different challenge, she would have slipped by.


Regardless of taste differences, Ari's look last week didn't demonstrate any skill at all. The sewing was terrible.


CroqueMonsieur: Oops, sorry, didn't realize that. I'm too ancient for Facebook, no matter how hard my son keeps trying to drag Mom into modernity.

As to Mitchell's outfit, I actually liked it. It's very Brittany Spears. In fact, if you looked hard enough, you could probably find a photo of her rocking this exact look.

In particular, I liked the one thing everybody is trashing so much - the shorts. I think the ruffled look of them is kinda cute, regardless of whether the ruffles were deliberate or just caused by the tight t-shirt pinching in the shorts. It's a younger woman's look, but it actually looks somewhat flirty and feminine.

The thing is, Rebecca Romjin is an older mom who came in wearing a very elegant, conservative, professional, designer look, not this hippie fairy on a sunny day stuff. Both Malvin and Mitchell failed to pick up on this aesthetic and understand that they had to make an outfit that SHE would wear. That may be why Nina took off after him so harshly -- she seemed to be expecting that they would create outfits that could go to the office, to meetings, etc. not just to the beach and Starbucks. Something she could see herself in, for example.

What shocked me is that Nina took off after Mitchell as if she herself were in the hormone-fueled throes of pregnancy. She just seemed to take his garment SO personally, as if it triggered some internal fear about looking so physically distorted while carrying the baby.

And trashing Mitchell for his model's hair? Crikey. That's how we all looked when we were pregnant! When you start getting as big as a house, there is no energy for much in the way of hair styling other than running a comb through it. So, even though it wasn't "runway," his look was entirely realistic.

I think Nina's expectations were unrealistic here. Really, what young guy knows immediately how an emotional pregnant woman wants to look, anyway? I think the men were at a severe disadvantage in this challenge - I'd bet few of them have been up close and personal with a third trimester woman and really have no clue about how they feel about their bodies at that stage, much less what garments they'd pick to wear while going through that.

Basically, the men were clueless, hapless bumblers in this challenge. Give 'em a break!


I don't know... I still this he should have gone home.

Yes the nest was bad, but this was bad and boring. Even if it had fit her correctly, she could have gotten it at Walmart. Also, Malvin wasn't the only designer to make a "nest" dress. Carol Hannah did too, except hers was in a more beautiful color and fabric and she had a cute little jacket over it... but it was a "nest" emphasizing her belly, nonetheless.

--beth


"CANNON FODDER"

Zackly! No need to get all worked up about his staying because between Nina and Fatma he will be gone soon enough.

(another suz)


NotaMondayGirl

Let's just hope Bitchell (LUUUUVVVVV THAT!) has worked out his sewing/execution/basic fashion design basics issues since this taped. How do you go on one of the biggest stages in the fashion world without apparent sewing ability???

Having watched the show again, I now agree that Malvin had to go. His concept might have worked for a painting or even a one act play but not for clothing! Aside from being way too literal, his look wasn't practical. Seriously, if you're going to be so unique that no one understands you, it's better to do it after you've already established yourself so people will at least pay attention because yours is a name that matters.

On a random but related note, I liked his model and hated to see her go. Any chance that TLo will recap MotR? They are a hoot!


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I don't have anything personal against Mitchell. But I agree he's in over his head and will go sooner than later. I concede he does have ideas but he's really not cut out for this show. His techincal skills don't seem to be meant for the time constraints. More importantly he still hasn't adapted to the problem solving criteria one needs for the show.

Others seem to be much better at it and better able to make use of Tim's feedback. If you look at Tim's workroom videos of the contestants and what they were working on and what ended up on the runway, there are some major editing decisions that were made. But they were decisions that were good ones. Even in the cas eof Malvin.

Whatvere talent he possesses, the fact that Mitchell was shooting for safe and not for great speaks volumes about him as a contestant. I prefer that if a designer craps out at least it be while trying to make something worthwhile. Even a niche designer like Stella was able to rebound with a garment she could take some pride in.

It does seem any vitriol comes form the fact, Mitchell seems to be not so much hateful as a source of drama. Obviously at the moment it's model drama. But next week it seems to be team drama. Of course Ra'mon dont look anymore of a sweetheart in those clips either.

Frank


I agree, he shouldn't have gone home last week or this week. Ari and Malvin had the worst looks. Mitchell's caftan, though shapeless and dull, did reveal some style with the smocked neckline, and he admitted the problems that caused him to send that down the runway. This week, however, he had ample time to pull together something great, and didn't. What he created was kind of dull and more styleless than the caftan.

And I can't let him off the hook with his excuses at the interview you guys linked at Facebook. He thought maybe he should have sent something less flashly down the runway? What less flashy than beige shorts?


I dislike Mitchell because he doesn't own his failures. He blames his lack of talent on everyone but himself, and then stirs the pot when he's allowed to stay by stealing people's models. The other designers don't adore him; atleast not Qristyl and Logan... Irina pegged it when she said he's a fashion enthusiast. Sweaty little monkey boy can NOT sew; and it begs the question, "If you know you can't sew, then why would you take up a space in a sewing competition?" Answer is because he's an asshole.


bitchybitchybitchy

I don't hate Mitchell. I think that he comes across as a very charming, sweet guy who doesn't have the goods to really compete on PR.

As always, your Nina screencaps are priceless!


Wow....I haven't read many other comment lately but honestly....I don't understand the hate either!

Yeh, he can't sew to save his behind and both his looks were disasters....but I think as a person, he's actually rather sweet!

Mitchell is living on borrowed time and got very lucky the last 2 Auf'd designs were without redemption. Sheer luck.

Having said that of course - as TLo mentions - RR did say she could see one of her girls wearing it. The execution was terrible and I personally would never wear shorts like that if I was pregos but hey, I know people who would as well! (.....not many though....!)

As for the Ra'mon bowling bag thing - he was right! The judges agreed! Plus I thought they were both sweet about it - clearly if he was a total jerk then the other designers would have piped up by now.

I stand by my Mitchell Cheerleading - if he turns out another horrible design, yes, he should go home but I would still think he's a sweetheart and would love to meet for coffee and a good gab.


"Tlo said: Part of that is because he's a "model jumper," a term they coined that we love"





When I hear the term 'model jumper' I think of those desperate, shkeevy guys who orbit around model hangouts with bad pickup lines.

--GothamTomato


I don't think Mitchell is a bad person he just needs more practice in different areas and to learn time managment. I agree though, if he pulls some crap like this again, he's going home, even if there is someone who probably does worse. When I was watching the episode with my friends all we could think was that the outfit looked like the model was a pregnant teenager going to the mall. And those shorts looks nothing like shorts. They look like a too short skirt for a pregnant woman.


Oh dear, I thought for sure you would screen cap the way he looked on the runway as they were choosing the loser.... he seemed to shrink by the second. It was the quintessential "if I could crawl into a hole....."


honesty.not.pc

I don't hate Mitchell, personality wise I kinda like him. I think he seems sweet and cheerful. I haven't said that before because I figured after the first 100 posts you guys all stopped reading them :)

I liked the outfit! But you are totally right that it was sewn by blind lemurs with only one hand. Poor Mitchell, I see a bad aufing in his future.


Thank you for the glorious thunder of Ninacaps on a weekend!

I think it is just a priorities thing. I would prefer to get rid of all the folks who are not technically capable first, and then the ones whose concepts and approaches are problematic for PR. That way, you at least get the entertainment value of decent execution and whack-a-doodle concept.


I actually hated Ra'mon's dress and expected him to be on the bottom. It was impossibly wrong.

And BTW weren't the prosthetics kinda odd? Or maybe the models are just too skinny to look pregnant!


I don't get the hate I have read against Mitchell. But I can't get too sympathetic for someone that holds up a pair of short for a size 0 model that looks like I could wear if you added a waist band (and I am way into the plus sizes).


Attention in the cell block: Dead man walking...Dead man walking.


This is so weird, because I was just thinking how fun Mitchell seems to be while I was watching this episode. I was like "he can't sew for shit, but I kind of want to be his best friend."


interesting to go back to his audition tape. The judges loved a little pair of shorts he made.... much like the ones in the pregnancy episode, but much smaller.

He says he is red/green color blind. Maybe he is also wrinkle blind....


Bitchell?
LOL-Nah, he's not bitchy.

Hapless is the one word that comes to my mind.

I'm kinda feeling sorry for him. In the next episode, Fatma's going to show him what bitchy really is.


Well, something I noticed is that in Celebrity guest judge, they value more the point "the tabloids are going to eat her alive with that outfit". That happened for the Nikki Hilton challenge of season 2 and the RedCarpet challenge, that's why I can understand why Mitchell is still there. If it weren't Rebecca Romijn, I think Mitchell would have more troubles about the conceptual part... but again: Celebrity judge and paparazzi.

Of course I don't hate him. The producers tried to portrait Mitchell as the new Vincent Libretti, besides there is no "villain" this season yet. But, unlike Vincent, the other designers take him with sense of humor and very much tolerance, the only drama may be will come just from the models, specially after the bitchery Fatma shown after Mitchell picked ere, Vanessa had a point, they don't even know Mitchell enough to talk about him like that.

Thanks T Lo, Your blog is my favorite one! Since season 6 isn't airing here yet, your blog and online videos are the only sources I have for the show. Thanks! Hugs from Peru!


totally agree. lame but harmless. seems cute and nice.


yeah, I didn't think it was a crime against nature. Just against craftsmanship. In a previous comment section, someone declared that the belly panel was evil and no one wears them, but it was a belly band, not a panel, and let me tell you those things ROCK when the ol' belly gets big. They have a bit of support to them. but yeah, you have to wear a less sheer and/or fitted top. One inch longer and the shorts would have been okay. It was a safe look, but one that would look good on the client.

Malvin's, on the other hand, would not look good on anyone. Angelina could probably pull it off, but she was not the client. The client was a pretty mainstream woman. That woman does not want to be a broody hen.


I'm with Terrie:
My take on Michell:
Cute
Harmless
In over his head


Yeah, he played the blame game last week, but it was desparate and obvious - to me, a sign that he's not good at it. He's probably usually a decent guy.

And I agree w/TLo's take on how the other designers seem to like him. Other reality show peeps have said that you can learn alot in-between the editing by watching who talks to whom and how. Who sits together, or not.

The designers spend alot more time with each other than the models w/the designers - so I'm not going to give as much weight to the model's reactions.

Speaking of - I thought Fatma was terribly rude, and I'm wondering if she refuses to wear Mitchell's garment next week (Tim's story). If so, THAT'S certainly no way to inspire the other designers to choose her.

Terrible execution, yes. But I can't see any way that Ari or Malvin should have stayed over him. Don't sweat it, he'll be gone soon anyway.


I don't hate Mitchell. I think you're right, he seems like a nice guy who gets along well with his castmates.

BUT, I did think his outfit was worse than Malvin's, just because being able to execute your concept is such a big part of this show and he's failed so spectacularly at that thus far.

Also I agree with Nina, oy that hair! With the sloppy execution it makes her look like she's doing a hung-over walk of shame. Which is kinda of especially a bad look when you're preggers.


"See, Mitchell strikes me as a passive aggressive asshole who gets away with being bitchy by giggling.

Just my take."

Rachel, I'm with you.


I forgot to add, with that dressing down Heidi gave him after telling him he was safe, he better aim for a win next time.

I am glad that she told him how close it was he could have been the one going home.

He definitely needs to redeem himself. This is no longer about about trying to win but salvage his reputation.

Frank


Flavio said...

And BTW weren't the prosthetics kinda odd? Or maybe the models are just too skinny to look pregnant!

8/29/09 2:02 PM

No, the lucky few actually don't get big as a baby hippopotamus and have exactly this look - a big basketball grafted onto a skinny, slim-hipped body.

But most of us do expand exponentially and some actually become rather huge. My (formerly!) tall, slim body, for example, got so big and round that I got stuck in a doorway and my husband had to push me through.


Are Mitchell and Ra'mon dating? I'm pretty sure their banter included Ra'mon joking, "it's over," and then there was some other comment later in the show that I'm now blanking on that made it sound like they were...


Mitchell is Season 6's scratching post. Everyone, judges included, were a little rusty and he's the one to help them get their claws back in tip-top condition.

I think he's also just in over his head. No vitriol here, though I don't see him lasting much longer.


Oh, poor Mitchell. I was sad to see Malvin go this week, because I thought he was adorable and was curious to see more of his "artistic" designs. But watching that footage of Nina going at Mitchell, and him just standing there trying so hard to disappear...poor sweetie. Now I just hope he gets a week off from the bottom three to rescue his self-esteem.


@Jules: I agree. Ari showed sewing skill (not design skill though, she completely ignored the challenge). Malvin showed conceptual skill (his execution this week was off) but Mitchell, in my opinion, continues to show a lack of either.

His first design was a high collared, overly-smocked mess before he had to change it. And his second could have been bought in any store, nothing fashion-forward about it.

I don't hate him as a person or a designer but I still don't think he should be there or that Malvin should have gone.


This is one of the first times I've disagree'd with you TLO.

Malvin was awful, but at least it was a 'design' not scraps thrown together, MH was the trashiest outfit ever put on the runway. A wife beater that was pulled from the dirty hamper, shorts found in yard sale at a trailer park and sweater he stole from the library is fashion! NO it was a trash. Pieces of litter so badly sewn he should have been chased off the runway!


Thank you for the saturday post and nina screen caps!


I love Mitchell. He reminds me a bit of Kayne. Given, this outfit was not good. Conceptually it was good, but in execution it looked like the final project of a home-ec project. I could see pregnant, wig toting Britney in this, which isn't a good thing. Nina apparently felt the same way. WOW she went OFF. I've never seen her so mad.


I'm in the camp that would have preferred one of the more conceptual designers to stay longer. (Sometimes I think the judges give a stroke of mercy to talented but unsuitable for PR designers early so they don't get too scarred from the experience.)

My problem with Mitchell, besides his lack of skills, is that he's charming to the other designers, very polite to Tim and the judges and kind of nasty and cold to the models. I don't trust anyone that steps on the worker bees. That shows lack of character and empathy.

There's no hate in my comment; just an observation and an opinion.


Is Mitchell even really a designer? His week one dress (before he abandoned it) looked so Little House on the Prairie, how was it red carpet? Does he know what red carpet means?

He has no problem solving skills. You've never met your model, so you design a dress that has not one millimeter of give if your model is not exactly shaped as her card tells you? Was there no way to change tack on that dress, amend the design to make it work? How far were they from the runway when he found he had a fit issue. Did he have to throw the whole thing away?

Then this week, did he really have no idea how far off the mark those shorts were before he put them on the model and sent her down the runway? Can't a designer just look at a pair of shorts on the table and say, "damn, I have a problem here?"

Sure there's editing, but he does seem to spend an inordinate and imprudent amount of time flitting around the room having fun when he should be focused on his work.

It being a reality show, and being as much about my entertainment as the designs, I'm hoping for a redemption episode where Mitchell blows our socks off, but I'm not holding my breath here. Week one, his design was not right for the red carpet, week two his design was boring and predictable. I'm not seeing any Bryant Park worthy design skill here.

He's one of the two guys I find remotely attractive on the show, for that alone I hope he stays a while. Once we get to know everyone and there's something of interest besides eye candy, they can send him away.


I don't hate Mitchell, but I hate that outfit. First off, it's already being sold in the maternity section at Target. Secondly, if you're only going to use fabrics in various beiges, make the outfit impeccably tailored. I'm bored. I just can't get into a white tank, cuffed shorts, and a thrown-on cardigan.


Bottom line: I haven't seen sewing that bad since middle school Home Economics. I'm sure he is a very sweet guy but, like Nina, I have zero patience for a "designer" who lacks even the most basic technical skills. This is akin to someone on Top Chef having trouble with scrambled eggs.


I agree with Vienna Marriott -- Bitchell (GREAT nickname, guys!) just doesn't own up to his own failures. His throwing his first ep model under the bus (when the poor girl was sporting enough to walk down the runway half-naked) was very "punkassbitch-esque".

We see him goofing around and cutting up in the sewing room, breaking needles, flirting with Ra'mon and finally, wasting time making a too-big pair of shorts (And what was up with that?! Omg -- look at how funny these shorts are! They could fit a fat person? Aren't fat people HYSTERICAL? Let's make fun of them! Couldn't you just DIE if you were fat?! What a little creep.).

I think you can always tell what a person's really like by how they treat the people who work for them -- and the fact that all of the models dislike him says a lot.

Mitchell, sweetie, cut the shenanigans, treat better the models you're embarrassing with your outfits, and focus on making something that /won't/ make Nina want to disembowel you with a shrimp fork.


"I LOVE it when Nina get's pissed off! Don't you? It's so FUN!"

Yes I do!

I don't mind Mitchell; with the new producer-free judging, he'll be sent home if he doesn't step up. It's just that for as much as he has sucked the past two weeks, someone sucked a whole lot more.


Anonymous 8/29/09 2:04 PM said...
Attention in the cell block: Dead man walking...Dead man walking.

hahahahahahaha that really made me laugh.

Poor Mitchell - in my eyes he is ALMOST redeemed by his hang dog demeanor as Nina is whacking him with the rolled up newspaper.

Loved the Nina screencaps.


I'm sorry, but some of you are pulling reasons to hate him out of thin air.

Could someone show me where he treated his models "badly?" All we saw was him claim to the judges that his model didn't match the measurements he was given. If that's true, and we really have no reason to believe it's not true, then how is that treating her badly?

And he wasn't the only person goofing off in that workroom. Ramon, Shirin and Louise were too.

And I'm sorry to single you out, anonymous, but accusing him of making fun of fat people is nothing but fantasy.

I guess I'm just surprised that so many people don't realize how packaged and edited a show like this is and think they have any understanding of who these people really are based on a couple episodes.

Say you think he's a bad designer, say you think he acted like a jerk, but to "hate" someone you've observed all of maybe a half-hour of footage, if that? That's a little crazy.


Ugh. Can't stand him. I react to him a bit like I did with Daniel Franco. Fast-forward at the ready! He makes me squirm.

He's that "friend" who is a silent shark. Swimming along. Funny. Teasing little nips. And, then! A little bite here. A bigger bite there. Nip nip nip. And "Can't you take a joke?"

Sort of the court jestor. Speaking truth, but not kind.

I could, of course, be wrong. We'll see.

PS - Def LA Mom look that turned out surprisingly well.


I'm not sure if you are also referring to me, Mary Louise, but I think anon stated exactly how Mitchell treated his model badly. She may have fudged her measurements, something Nina said is standard in the industry, but to make up for it, she walked down a runway on national television in a transparent garment nude and he still held a grudge and cut her loose. I don't hate him for it, but it was enough for him to earn that Bitchell TLo bestowed on him.


It's not Britney Spears that Mitchell's outfit evoked, but rather Jamie Lynn Spears.

Observe (early in her pregnancy):

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/03_02/JamieLynne3X17_800x641.jpg


PPS - Maybe other designers have "piped up" about Mitchell, but it hasn't been shown in the edit to make his salvation-story more suspenseful. Nina is picking up on something and it ain't just his messy sewing.


"The Shadow said...

I'm not sure if you are also referring to me, Mary Louise, but I think anon stated exactly how Mitchell treated his model badly. She may have fudged her measurements, something Nina said is standard in the industry, but to make up for it, she walked down a runway on national television in a transparent garment nude and he still held a grudge and cut her loose. I don't hate him for it, but it was enough for him to earn that Bitchell TLo bestowed on him."

Mitchell is not the only designer to switch models. And since when did switching models become synonymous with "treating them badly?" He also didn't blame his model for her measurements. He merely told the judges that the measurements he was given (by whom, we don't know) didn't match the model's. As I said, if that's true, that they didn't match, how is that treating her badly?


"desertwind said...

Ugh. Can't stand him. I react to him a bit like I did with Daniel Franco. Fast-forward at the ready! He makes me squirm.

He's that "friend" who is a silent shark. Swimming along. Funny. Teasing little nips. And, then! A little bite here. A bigger bite there. Nip nip nip. And "Can't you take a joke?"


Pure fantasy.


I think Mitchell is a sweetheart, but that's not going to win the contest. He needs to pick up his game and kick some ass next week, but I think he knows that. He reminds me of my friend from school, so I *might* be a little biased. :)


Of course it's pure fantasy. I don't know the chap.

All I know is what I've seen and how my viscera feels about that and that's what I'm telling you.

I said I could be proven wrong and was even a teeny bit nice about his mess. We'll see.

To really stir the pot, I'm gonna add that there's a Southern Princess thing goin' on here and I predict (if he stays long enough) the claws will come out.


I was pretty sure that poor ol' Mitchell was gonna get the auf, but when it comes down to it, he presented a look that was far more wearable than what Malvin had presented, and that's why he's still around. I do like the boy, though, and I hope he gets his act together. I'm scared for whoever gets paired up with him next week.


I do think Mitchell should have gone home precisely because he has not shown them he is capable of executing a look 2 weeks in a row. But who cares? I love your screencaps of Nina better! : )


Aw, I feel really bad for the guy!

Sure, he's not the strongest designer in the bunch by far, but he's doing the best under the circumstances.

It seems his biggest weakness is being able to construct a garment in two days, which - like virtually all other designers' weaknesses that are exposed on the show - will probably be difficult for him to resolve so quickly in the coming episodes.

He seems like a good guy. I'll only start getting pissed if it becomes obvious the producers are "keeping him around," but I'm glad to hear from TLo that these new guys may be taking a more hands-off approach in the judging.


I don't hate Mitchell at all, he's given me no reason to. I can understand why the models dislike him but I was still shocked at how much they bitched about him after the aufing. I think Mitchell has good ideas like the smocking on the first dress and the styling of this mommy outfit but the execution is seriously lacking. Whereas Ari and Malvin had BOTH a design and an execution issue and I agreed with the judges both times.


Oh, good lord, people. The extreme statements some of you make about someone you know only from seeing them on TV for a total of maybe 15 minutes are a bit over the top. We all have reactions to people: she's hot, he seems sweet, I don't trust her. Those reactions are subjective. Yes, sure, we can say it certainly looks as though he doesn't sew well, and there's reason to think perhaps he doesn't work as well under pressure as he said he does. But to make statements about who this guy is or isn't. . . come on. And anyway, it's not like he lied about weapons of mass destruction or bilked your grandpa out of his life savings. Sheesh!


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Awwww, did you guys post that long defense of Mitchell just to surprise us with the Nina screen caps??!!

LOVE THEM, LIVE FOR THEM!! (you sly dogs......)

Oh, and Mitchell?? Sweet boy, love him like a son.....but he must go - next week...

'kay??


Mary Louise said...Mitchell is not the only designer to switch models. And since when did switching models become synonymous with "treating them badly?" He also didn't blame his model for her measurements. He merely told the judges that the measurements he was given (by whom, we don't know) didn't match the model's. As I said, if that's true, that they didn't match, how is that treating her badly?

He mentioned the fudged measurements, even after being told everyone does it, while making the switch and did not acknowledge that she walked down that runway with enough dignity and regality to carry it off saving him from an aufing. That was churlish and bad behavior especially since an experienced designer would not have made the mistake he blamed on her.

Now you seem to be saying that he had to do something worse to qualify as "bad." So we are in a quibble about word definition which is just as silly as hating a reality TV contestant


I do love the way he cupped his hands protectively over his genitals when La Nina started in on him. Good instinct.


I'm not in a "quibble" about it at all, Shadow. I think those of you expressing a hatred for someone you don't know sound ridiculous, that's all. And when you try to provide reasons for that hatred, they're so flimsy that they don't hold up to one second of scrutiny.


Anonymous 4:05PM said:
Mitchell, sweetie, cut the shenanigans, treat better the models you're embarrassing with your outfits, and focus on making something that /won't/ make Nina want to disembowel you with a shrimp fork.
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OMG...too funny!!!


TLo said....

"..... He sent out two HIGHLY problematic looks that easily could have gotten him auf'd but lucked out because in both instances someone else sent something worse down the runway. Why that pisses some people off, we don't know. That's always been the way of Project Runway."


*facepalm* *cough*wendypepper*cough*

Is he a sad, horrible human being like Wendy? Absolutely not. Is he skating by on minimal design and sewing skills cause there's just always one person worse? So far.


I agree with you, TLo. Bitchell/Uneasy Sewer has been lucky that someone crashed and burned hotter than he did both weeks, but there is a kernel of talent there somewhere.

I also don't get why Nina was going off on the styling so much. This is the same woman who helped give Daniel V. the win and his models looked terrible. I'm not sure I'm with Nina on the styling hate. And the guy looked like he was trying to cover his privates just in case Nina decided to snatch him by the balls literally as well as figuratively.


Mary Louise

I don't think I've expressed hatred simply by stating a negative opinion about a designer's actions. In my opinion, what we were allowed to see of him showed him in a bad light.

I think you might be overreacting to other people's comments and may be upset that I didn't receive your lecture on how I should feel quietly. I intend to go do something more constructive now so I won't be engaging in our dispure any longer.


Yes Shadow, I think it's for the best that you go off and find something to do since you inexplicably decided that of the 100 plus comments on this post, I'm singling you out.

Thanks for the psychoanalysis, by the way. It was...amusing.


Play nice, girls.


Virginia said :
"I think it is just a priorities thing. I would prefer to get rid of all the folks who are not technically capable first, and then the ones whose concepts and approaches are problematic for PR. That way, you at least get the entertainment value of decent execution and whack-a-doodle concept".

Here is where we disagree. What is the point of even having a challenge if no one is going to make an outfit for the test being given? If the challenge were to make a pants suit and someone made a skirt, I don't care how well it was sewn, they should go home. Clearly, one has to minimally meet the terms of the challenge. After that, skill and technique will determine who goes.

Ari clearly did not make a red carpet outfit, because NO ONE in their right mind wears a shiny top and shorts to a red carpet event.

In the case of Malvin, his concept outfit did not minimally meet the "chic and flatters a pregnant woman's curves". Nothing chic about burlap and nothing flattering about a sling on your belly.


Minou Mechant

I don't hate Mitchell, but he is getting on my very last nerve with his slop and excuses. So, he is cute and (possibly) a nice guy--what does that have to do with earning his right to remain in the competition?

I admit, I tend to root more for designers who are generally nice & amusing and/or or those who wield the bitch-sword with wit and finesse, but come on, people, this is a talent competition! He can't design (IMO), can't sew, and can't adapt. I would much rather give a pass to a well-executed but spectacularly conceptually failed mess than a slapped together design slopped together in boring fabrics.

Bring something to the table besides looks & personality, or go home!


I don't have a problem with Mitchell. I think he's pretty inoffensive and the other designers seem to enjoy being around him. He's soft spoken and polite, I don't see any reason for the dislike. He needs to step up his game though, or he's going to be going home sooner rather than later.


I think I appreciate the conceptual designs more because they at least tend to be different. Ramone's design that landed him in the top 3 was really safe and boring, at least Malvin's was interesting and was SEWN together. Also the judging on Mitchell's outfit was so much worse that it felt like he shouldn't be auf'd. I think they said things like "there is no excuse for this" "pregnant mess" seem much worse than Malvin's. At least he got a compliment. It just feels like Mitchell is being kept because they can at least 'edit' some drama in whereas Malvin has been relatively quiet.


I don't mind him, he seems like a nice enough kid, and I do see why they haven't auf'd him yet. Last week it was because Ari was always going to produce the type of garments she produced. This is her aesthetic, which is fine for her, but not really marketable, so Mitchell stayed. This week, as you said, you could see where Mitchell was going with the look, it was just executed very poorly, but ultimately, it was a marketable style. Malvin's was not. I'm sure the judges got a sense of his aesthetic over the last 2 weeks and realized that most real women are not going to wear the type of clothing he produces, so Malvin went home. However, Mitchell's luck will only hold out for so long. He needs to ramp up his game or he's out.


blah blah blah

yall only like him because he is cute- if malvin had made that outfit it would have been auf-vegas

Mitchell is kind of blah, a run of the mill bon vivant who can give the rest of the group breathing room for another week as he continues to underwhelm the public and charm yall.

malvin looks to have the chops to make it on his own anyway and he's not the sort of reality show contestant we love to bitch about. we'd come around to love him eventually but as this is tv there is no time for that. and yes he has great hair

i'm just waiting for anyone besides mitchell to show up to the party. give these folks a red bull, coffee something to pep it up or i'll just catch this season on reruns...


I like Mitchell, and thought his idea was good and if well made, would have been very stylish. Whereas, what's his name?? Chicken? Egg? Too conceptual for America?? He needed to put the crack pipe down, and get real. That sling thing was insulting and embarrassing!!


virginia said: "I do love the way he cupped his hands protectively over his genitals when La Nina started in on him. Good instinct."

ROFLMAO - yes -I noticed that too! TLo, your Ninacaps are superb!

I'm not getting the comparisons of Mitchell with Vincent. Vincent did some crappy dresses but was also completely out-in-the-ozone in a scary way. Whereas Mitchell just seems, as Terrie said it - "cute, harmless and in over his head"

in that sense he reminds me far more of Bradley (remember him? didn't know who Cher was!) - kinda clueless, not strong skills as designer or in being able to execute his designs.

not worth the hate, as he'll probably be leaving next week or the week thereafter. Unless Fatma acts out with wearing his garment.... after her display this week when he picked her, he might get judges' sympathy and wind up staying on longer.

srq


Virginia -- too funny with the groin protection pickup! Thanks for pointing that out!

I've also just started noticing the gleam of pure joy in dear Heidi's eyes when she turned the evisceration over to Nina. There's a leeeetle bit of "Smithers, release the hounds" action going on there...

Mary Louise: I'm the anonymous you were singling out. You sound like a very sweet person who stands up for the jerk in the class because, well, you're sweet.

I'm less patient.

I don't think calling him on his "fat shorts" schtick is inappropriate. I have both relatives and dear friends who couldn't fit into those shorts, and guess what? They love fashion too.

Maybe if dear Bitchell was a little more sensitive to other body types, he wouldn't have tanked so much in the pregnant wear challenge, mmmmmebbe?

And The Shadow has it right on the mark: As for the model switching, yes, other designers have switched their models. That's not the issue. His model could have refused to wear his naked monstrosity in Ep 1. ("No, I don't particularly want to be buck-assed nekkid on national television, thank you). Instead, she sucked it up, was a good sport, and walked the h-e-double-hockey-sticks out of a frickin' L'Eggs nightgown with a Miss Haversham collar.

She went out on national television in her undies with tape on her bum, saved him from being auf'ed, and he switches on her? Bitchell, you oughta be kissing that model's booty.

Still, I don't argue with Malvin and Ari going first. I just think Bitchell's treading water and he knows it.


Well, this might be the first time that I have thought to myself (after reading one of your reviews) that I feel totally cool with agreeing to disagree. I think you guys made a very viable case of Bitchell, and to do so is a VERY tough thing. ... So bravo. On another note, I have to say that your screen caps of Nina made me laugh harder than I have in a LONG time. You guys rock and I continue to admire you both for all of your successes in this industry.


I haven't read any of the comments in this post (boo to me, I'm busy today!) but I just wanted to post does that freaking wall (is it bluefly.com this year? Dunno) not have a pair of shoes with anything less than 5 inches of heel on it? Pregnant women switch to flats in their second month. I don't know any Mom-to-Be who wears F-me heels.

Just sayin' it wouldn't have been a travesty to send a model down the runway in a pair of cute flats. Sheesh.


Holy crap,look at the models face in the extended judging when Nina was letting him have it!! She looks like she is about to burst into tears!
Seriously, I was having Catholic school flashbacks on that one...


I think the difference between Mitchell's goofing off and Louise, Shirin, and Ra'mon's, is that they've got the skills to do their homework and then play around. Mitchell really should have been focusing, especially since he was in the doghouse in the first round.

And yeah, I thought the fat pants thing was kind of mean too. I thought a little less of the others for joining in that.


He's perfectly harmless, and I agree with TLo completely. The other two outfits were that unfortunate. But let's not kid ourselves, I'll be shocked if he survives two more weeks.

Let's recap how PR works:

1. Take out the crazies with bad ideas
2. Take out the crazies with good ideas
3. Take out the people with bad execution
4. Take out a surprise couple of people who get hosed on team challenges
5. Take out the people who only make the same dress over and over again
6. Then make one or two really tough cuts.

And voila, we've got our final three (or four). He'll leave the show soon enough, and I will not spill any tears over a chicken costume. This is Project Runway, not the shitastic Fashion Show.


I haven't made up my mind yet about PR moving to Lifetime, it's too early to judge the show itself. However, other than the tiresome commercials, there are a few things a like quite a bit:

1. The website opens quickly and doesn't freeze (might be my computer's issues though).

2. Full episodes available online almost immediately (and they are commercial free!!!)

3. Extended judging videos (though I wish the included all the garments).

4. Getting rid of designers who are not up to par regardless of the "personality" factor.

5. Keeping the models drama separated so that those who are into it can get a better feel for what goes on behind the scenes and those who could not care less don't have to.

6. Heidi is looking good, no more scary outfits.

So far so good!


I was okay with Mitchell, too - and that's because the chicken thing really struck me as way to complicated for any pregnant woman to wear. Especially when you have to pee constantly - how would you keep rearranging your "nest" Jesus shirt? You need to just lift, pull down and GOOOOO. One thing I think is that they all seem really nice to teach other and I like it much better than other seasons. I don't know if its deliberate, but the comraderie is nice to see and doens't take away from the fundamental interest I have in the show. But then again, confrontation makes me uncomfortable...


Frankly, I've never understood people who "hate" a designer merely because of bad skills, or not being eliminated quickly enough to suit. They should only be "hated" if their behavior calls for it.

Off the top of my head, the only designers I've ever come close to hating are Jeffrey and Kenley. I almost added Vincent to the list, but, on reflection, he was just weird and creepy.

Mitchell is, as someone said, just in over his head. Not a reason to hate someone.

Frankly, he gets extra points from me for calling Tim "Mr. Gunn". Perhaps it's my age, but I do not appreciate young 'uns addressing their elders by the first name without so much as a "by your leave".


Does anyone know if now that we have a show devoted to the models of the runway (and their elimination), that it means no more special round-models?

I wondered, because it seemed like it would have been more interesting if the designers would have had to deal with models with real pregnancies -- and issues like bust size, shoe selection (good point, Stephanie!), and comfort.

And also, y'know, because I absolutely LOVED the female wrestler challenge! :D


Anonymous 7:22 said, Especially when you have to pee constantly - how would you keep rearranging your "nest" Jesus shirt?

You think that was bad, how about Epperson's jumpsuit? I saw that and my first reaction was that no practically-full-term woman in her right mind would wear that. And he has kids! He should know how often she'd have to go to the bathroom!


.... Holding her hands over her face....

Ladies, sorry for getting so carried away.

Gawd. I'm a little embarrassed for meself.


i'm not dorothy gale

"Sorry, please don't hurt me". WWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHAAAAAAA
You two are killing me!

Seriously I like Mitchell. I think he has talent and if those pregnancy shorts had been a scoche longer (rather than the ob/gyn view) it would have been a
very cute outfit. The smocking on his sheer tent was quite lovely. He has skills but time and panic seem to have thwarted his efforts.

Like you, I have hope for him.


I didn't see the big shorts as making fun of fat people but more he was laughing at his own mistake.

Whoever made the point about the ridiculous high heels on the models, I agree.


From a personality point of view, what has he done that's offended people so much?

Oh, my dear gay boys. He accused a woman of lying about her size/weight. Now, I know, his model probably weighs less than the average woman's purse and yes, most women don't fudge a bit on that weight thing. But the ultimate cattiness among women is to point out someone is lying about that little detail. Ooh, he's lost the female vote right there.


I agree with everything you guys said. I really wasn't aware that Mitchell was on PR fans' shit list until this post, mostly because I usually don't read the comments section because I usually don't comment. I don't think he seems like that bad of a guy. This last outfit really wasn't that bad. I actually liked where he was going with this outfit. If I were pregnant, it's something that I could see myself wearing, but of course I'm 22. It was a very young outfit, but it was also stylish. Yeah, he totally fucked up the execution, but the losing garment was a scrambled mess.


I think mitchell should have been sent home mainly because he was in the bottom last week. If he wasn't cute, I wonder if he'd still be on the show. I guess the judges want to see if he can do more, whereas they don't really want to see more of malvin's stuff.


"marie said...

Oh, my dear gay boys. He accused a woman of lying about her size/weight. "

No he didn't. All he said was that her measurements didn't match the card he was given.


I don't like Bitchell because:

He bitched about his model and made something in a half hour and sent her basically naked down the runway. He should have been very apologetic to his model, she had to show her somewhat naked body on TV to millions without so much as a "thank you" or "I'm sorry I screwed up".
What really made me not like him is when he stole Qristal's model and then PATTED her on the back. Patted her on the back for quite a long time, not just a quick pat, she told him to stop touching her. Who pats people on the back after they just stole something from them?
He again switched models in Ep. 2, not because he thinks they are better models, but just to hurt the other designers. It would be better for him to stay with one model, at least he would be used to her measurements.
So he bitches at the model, bitches at the sewing machine (had to ask for help and used it without threading it first), bitches at the needles, and that SMIRK or whatever you want to call it on his face when it is model selection. I can almost hear him think, "now's my chance to get back at a designer". He's not at all trying to WIN and make good outfits, he is just trying to screw over other people by stealing their models.


Sorry, I still think Mitchell is a full of himself no talent. He bores me, and I want him off.
Regarding that outfit, it was awful. It was done terribly, and his concept was shorts and a tank top.
I'd like to quote Uncle Nick:
"Mitchell’s looked like a trailer trash pregnant girl going to Vegas for a weekend! He even completed the look with an askew pigtail hairstyle. All that was missing was a cigarette from her mouth and a bottle of liquor in her hand. Those shorts were sewn so badly that even my first-quarter FIDM students have done better work!"


I just had my second baby and would have worn a well-made version of that outfit in a heartbeat!


No he didn't. All he said was that her measurements didn't match the card he was given.

And since his outfit was too small, the implication is that she gave smaller measurements. Which would essentially translate to lying about her weight. He blamed his bad work on the model. And he dumped his model because of it. If he just thought the card info was wrong, say in a production error, he wouldn't have blamed and dumped the model.

He "seems" inoffensive, but really our first experience with him has been that his failure is someone else's fault. The second garment was bad enough to make us say "nope, it's your fault."


" marie said...

And since his outfit was too small, the implication is that she gave smaller measurements. Which would essentially translate to lying about her weight. He blamed his bad work on the model"

He blamed his bad work on wrong information. You're assuming he accused his model of giving him that information. A production assistant or someone from the modeling agency could have filled out that card.


You really can't compare a model disclosing her measurements to a day-to-day woman's potential size issues.

Model's measurements are essential information for the people who work with them.

It's not like shaving off pounds on your drivers license.

(IF she fudged her own measurements...which we'll likely never know)


Is there any video of the model selection anywhere? I thought we'd get it in the new MOR, but we don't.


Anne - It's on every episode of Models of the Runway, here is a link to Episode 1 (the selection is in the middle end of each episode when the models are dressed in black in front of the designers)

http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/models-of-the-runway/models-of-the-runway-episodes/models-of-the-runway-season-1-episode-1/videos

Episode 2:

http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/models-of-the-runway/models-of-the-runway-episodes/models-of-the-runway-season-1-episode-2/videos


Yeah, I was shocked at the reaction of the models because he seems so nice.


Wow, my Tivo must have cut out. I was so confused. Thank you, Anon.


Yeah, I don't understand why people Bitchell so much. I think he's sweet and cute :) The outfit was bad but far better than the Kentucky Fried Chicken uniform.


Yeah, I don't understand why people HATE Bitchell so much.


Sorry...


At least Malvin could sew and executed his ideas (no matter how 'out there' they were)


With regard to the person above who quoted Uncle Nick--hear, hear!!! He nailed it completely!! I'm sorry--I love reading your analysis and commentary, but you two are soooo wrong about Bitchell. He has poor talent and and whiny immature personality. I don't even see why you think he's cute! Are you blinded by his giggling, or what???


I kinda liked the t-shirt, but those shorts were crazy.

And what the hell was with Heidi's hair? Every time they cut to her, I kept wanting to haul her over to a shampoo bowl.


The last 2 Aufs confirmed my concern about PR moving to Lifetime, namely that things would be dumbed down a bit. Malvin's outfit at least was interesting, as we expect from fashion. But Lifetime skews a bit more bland and saccharine, which I assume the producers know (hence the immediate banishment of the 2 "weird" designers). BTW, people dislike Mitchell partly because he blamed week 1's problems on his model's size, and dropped her even after she was such a good sport about walking down the runway half naked.


Me thinks there's more to Mitchell that none of us are seeing on camera if the models are hating, too.


I don't hate Mitchell but I still think it was shitty to blame his model for his own inadequacies. They get an hour to fit the design on the model, and I'm sure a lot of designers leave some things unfinished in case the outfit doesn't fit right or look right. Also, I don't think he knows how to do smocking properly and inadvertently used up too much fabric and made the dress too small. He tried to save his ass by blaming the model for his miscalculations and inexperience. I can't blame him for wanting to stay on the show, but I truly don't believe it was the model's fault. Also, his first design was bad.

His pregnancy outfit is poorly conceived (get it? pregnancy, conceived? Ha) as well as badly sewn. The challenge called for something chic and form-fitting, and I don't think that this was either. If he realized that the shorts were wrong, he should have spent his time fixing them instead of clowning around. But that is his problem, and I don't have any issue with his playing the fool if that's what he wants to do. He just doesn't seem to be taking the competition very seriously. He's the class clown.

There is always a certain amount of hostility for someone who is getting something they don't deserve, and I think that is what is happening here. I also fear that Mitchell is going to survive at least another week due to next week being a team challenge. Unless he is the team leader or the other team members don't cover for his lack of skill, he could easily glide through. He could even be on the winning team. (I haven't seen the preview so I don't know if they each have to make an outfit or what.)

Hey, maybe he IS Wendy Pepper Jr. and is just pretending to be an unskilled joker. He might just pull something fabulous out of his ass and shock us all!


Chris March Is Suing Thierry Mugler Over BeyoncĂ©’s Costumes

The nymag article is sooo interesting, not just the scandal part, but the parts about Chris' background and the process of making the costumes. TLo also did a post about it on their Facebook page.


I found Mitchell's interactions with Ramon charming, and in general he is likable and engaging, furthermore not only is he from Georgia, but I think he studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design, so I was rooting for him for several reasons, but I can't get over the model thing. More than once he scapegoated his model, he explicitly blamed her for the problems with his design and execution, and not only did she do her best to sell it on the runway, if I understood what was said on the model show, she actually helped him make the dress. I can give him a pass for a single comment and chalk it up to desperation or an off-handed remark, but he did it multiple times, when - if it wasn't clear then, it is clear now that he has a problem executing even the simplest designs. As Heidi said, how difficult is it to do a pair of shorts. Yes he may have interesting ideas and have a bright future in fashion, but on Project Runway, you need to know how to sew and he can't, so he is just taking up space.

Also, and perhaps I am taking this too seriously, but when I think of the circumstances that led to Suede (a nice guy and ostensibly talented given what he has done outside of PR) showing at Fashion Week, I think this is an example of how that comes to be. The judges had two opportunities to auf Suede that would have put him out of qualifying for being a decoy collection; and then, later on, when they knew it was time for him to go, he actually did a good job and they ended up arbitrarily eliminating him. All I am saying is that if it came down to Mitchell and Malvin, there was more evidence that Malvin's deficiency could have been dealt with in the confines of the PR construct, Mitchell's can't.

Next week is a team challenge, so perhaps we'll see how well Mitchell's fellow designers think of him if they have to work with him, and maybe we'll even see if he redeems himself from selling out his model or if he remains true to form.

P.S. I saw the extended footage of the judging of Mitchell's design, and I am falling in love with Nina all over again. I loved the Nina and Heidi Show.


I'm a bit disturbed about hearing the word "hate" when directed toward a human being.
Sure, I've used the word hate when it comes to critiquing a design, accessories, hairstyle, but never toward any of the designers, as persons.
I absolutely dislike Jeffrey and a few others, but "hate"....no.
Did I hate the Poultry Philosopher's outfit, yes. Do I hate the philosopher himself? Absolutely not. Did I hate Mitchell's outfit...kinda, but the concept was good, not the execution. Do I hate Mitchell? Again, absolutely not.


As TLo said, Mitchell didn't blame the model specifically about measurement-gate, he just said he was given measurements that were off by 5 inches (which is impossible to account for in seam allowances, especially on a smocked garment). Also, Yosuzi didn't "work the outfit" especially well, and even Heidi criticized her in the extended judging from last week. I don't blame him one bit for switching models, and I don't think it was a personal choice against Yosuzi. He chose very early and no other designer picked her either, which is why she was eliminated.

I would even go so far as to say that perhaps the producers fudged her measurements to add drama to both Project Runway, and more importantly to Models of the Runway. Without some interesting, dramatic storyline, no one would watch the show.

As for this challenge, I agree the shorts were not executed well at all, but the idea was good enough to keep him around to see what else he can do.

As for the models not liking him, I also don't think it has anything to do with his personality. I think they just don't want to be paired with someone who has a good chance of going home, which Mitchell does unless he steps it up.


"He can put a look together. He just can't design one from scratch and he definitely can't execute one." So...
Ari, I totally get why she went home. She didn't design or properly execute the garment she produced. It was goofy and off point and the styling was nonsense. The first dress (?) that Bitchell (HA HA) produced appeared stylish because his model WORKED THAT SHEET! It was like watching RuPaul's drag racem, FABULOUS!! Then he has the nerve to model jump (bravo models, bravo).

His second outfit was shorts (the fuck?) and a tank top. The tank top was see through BTW and, having been pregnant twice, let me tell you NO WAY JOSE! His design concept was ???????? Uhm things I've seen people wearing while running to the drug store? Frazzled and too big for all of my other maternity clothes?
Malvin's design was properly executed, well thought out and above all it was DESIGNED! Over designed and rediculous but a design none the less.
So, why send him home and keep the guy who can't sew and WILL be eliminated for it?


a,

Did you go to SCAD? I went there!


"To go even further into Controversy Land, we think this was a pretty decent outfit, from a style perspective."

I like Mitchell and i agree with you guys totally. His design was actually really cute and he was the only one who did shorts instead of the usual drapy dress design. Fun and cute and yea totally likeable. I do hope he pulls his sh*t together.


He's a finalist.

Seriously, he is.


I agree with you guys. He's really not that bad, he just needs to step up his game. He made 3 simple pieces...the look should have been a knockout. Other contestants made a lot more in the same amount of time.

Also, I know this is regarding last week's drama, but since people are still talking about it - the model's measurements were off by 5 or 6 inches. That's a LOT. Sure, models may fib numbers, but by that much? Of course the poor boy had problems because of that.


"To go even further into Controversy Land, we think this was a pretty decent outfit, from a style perspective."

Agreed. No one in hell could have worn Malvin's "concept", no matter how it was executed. If Mitchell's outfit was a little better executed (and honestly, the only real problem was the shorts), I could totally see that outfit on some preggers celeb in US Weekly.

Mitchell's concept worked. Malvin's did not.

Mitchell's concept followed the dictates of the challenge -- chic, stylish, working for a pregnant woman. Malvin's did not follow any of the dictates for the challenge -- it was not chic, not stylish, and did not work for a pregnant woman.

Mitchell understood what he did wrong. Malvin thought that "America" (and how Heidi, Monique, Nina, and Rebecca are "America" I will never understand) did not appreciate his concepts. No country -- America, the UK, Australia, China, Zimbabwe, or Djibouti -- would appreciate what he did.

That's my opinion on that.

And as for the first two challenges being easy? Totally agree. But... I have this delicious feeling that they are lulling the designers into a false sense of security. Then they will whip up the crazy challenge where you have to make a swimsuit out of a saguaro cactus.


I still think the same thing: Mitchell's look would be complete if his girl was carrying a diet coke, a cigarette, and a high school ID. That is all.


I don't hate Mitchell, and he certainly doesn't annoy me as much as Malvin did. Hate is far to strong a word for Mitchell, he really doesn't rate it... he's just kind of there. One does wonder how on earth he got on the show, but it's clear he wont be on very long so who cares?

Now on the other hand, if he does stay on for waaay too long or even makes it to the end, at that point I will be pissed.


Jenga said people dislike Mitchell partly because he blamed week 1's problems on his model's size, and dropped her even after she was such a good sport about walking down the runway half naked.

Oh? Exactly how do we know she was a good sport about it? For all we know, she threw a hissy fit and had to be told "go on stage or you're off the show".

(And he didn't blame the problem on her size per se; he blamed it on being given the wrong information about her size.)


Somebody on a show mentioned, that Mitchell actually worked in maternity wear. In maternity wear shorts and t-shirts as basic as it gets.
As a matter of fact, I have been wearing such outfit the whole summer (being pregnant myself). I bought shorts in Old Nave and t-shirts in Gap Outlet. Neither are specially made for pregnant women, but they made such a way, that it fits me now and will fit next summer.

Liked the episode as whole. Interactions between Heidi and Rebbecca at the beginning of the episode were funny to watch.

-Ju


Did anyone else see this outfit and think of the "Banji Girl Realness!" sequence from "Paris Is Burning"??


MORE ABOUT "BANJI":

In simplest terms, a Banji Girl is a hoot rat. In the documentary Paris is Burning, an inside look at Drag Ball culture of 1980’s New York, the following definitions are given:

“Banji. This is Banji, you know, the girls that be on the corner talkin’ about ‘Yo, man.’”

“Ones that can hang out with the Rough and the Tough.”

“You know, one that can take her little baby brother to school.”

In other words, ghetto.


Lilithcat "Oh? Exactly how do we know she was a good sport about it? For all we know, she threw a hissy fit and had to be told "go on stage or you're off the show".


I believe that SHe offered to help with the sewing and the other models seemed supportive.


I've written before - a truly awful design can not be saved by the execution. In many cases a decent design CAN be saved (or even re-worked).

-
As to people saying that shorts are easier than dresses? Sleeveless dresses basically have the shoulders and sometimes the chest as the only (main) FIT
concerns. When you do 2 tops and a bottom - you add the waist, rise, and hips. I am not excusing his work by any means, but I wonder whether much of the reason Daniel won was his use of separates including the pants and skirt.


Lilithcat said: And he didn't blame the problem on her size per se; he blamed it on being given the wrong information about her size.

Exactly, Lilithcat. I was originally on the "Mitchell dissed his model" train, but after watching his judging segment again, I don't think he did. Not over that, anyway. All he did was explain that he had received the wrong measurements. It was Heidi and Nina who blamed the model. Heidi went so far as to tell the model that she hadn't tried to sell the dress.

I think he could have tried to defend her, and I'm not sure why he switched models, so that kind of sucked. But I didn't see any irrefutable evidence that he threw her under the bus.

RE: This week's design- I think the shorts were really cute, although they needed to be a bit longer. I like how flouncy they were at the bottom. I also like the muted tones, as well as the layering with the t-shirt and sweater. And even if you can find essentially the same thing at Target, I think a lot of women with money would fall all over that shit if it's higher-end fashion.

The execution was crappy, but the outfit itself was adorable.

It's hard to say how long he'll last, but I think he deserves one more chance. And if he doesn't want Nina to rip him to shreds again, he'll pay attention and starting making some well crafted clothes. Because girlfriend is scary when she's mad.


Fata Morgana said, "I don't hate Mitchell.... Hate is far too strong a word for Mitchell, he really doesn't rate it... he's just kind of there."

My initial loathing of the Child of the Corn (have you ever seen more vacant eyes???) has devolved into just annoyance. He's so immature, and not in a good way! He's like those kids in grade school who are charming and deferential to the teacher until the teacher's out of earshot, and then they're ripping them to shreds without any notable humor, but laughing hysterically at themselves. It's creepy.

Didn't we all know kids like that? And don't they usually end up holding up convenience stores at 3 AM, or selling shoes at Payless, or some other affront to society?

I just can't imagine why he was chosen for this show. I think that if his all-smocking dress had fit and he'd sent it down the runway, he'd already be gone. But I think that Fatma is going to grow him up REAL fast this week, so there's that.


Bitchell? Hahahahahahahahahahaha


Love you bitches!!!


DuBois said...

Sorry, but he rubs me the wrong way, and I know it's probably the editing or his constant sweating or something, but I can't help it.



Same here, I can't help it.


SUS said... a,Did you go to SCAD? I went there!

8/30/09 9:41 AM


Nope, just rooting for the homestate team; it is a good design school and it's good when the name gets exposure.
---

Re: Mitchell and his model...the model's measurements went from being off by five inches and then the gap grew to 6-8 inches. The designers are given dress forms that approximate the standard model's measurements. Did that model look like her bust, waist and/or hips differed by eight inches from the standard? I don't think she had perfect proportions, but she looked like a model. On the model show, Mitchell said something to the effect that, "things got off to a rocky start and a lot of that had to do with the model," furthermore Yosuzi (sp?) said that she made half the outfit for him which is no doubt hyperbole, but I take that to mean she gave him quite a bit of help and the other models demeanor and comments seemed to confirm that she helped him. If he just changed models, I will admit to still thinking he was a bit of a rat, but the thing that really, really bugs is the scapegoating.


Are we still pretending that this whole "drama" wasn't produced to encourage people to watch Models of the Runway?
LAME
Project Runway is a REALITY COMPETITION. It's the same as it's always been. In the end the top 2 designers will battle it out same as usual. It's just now the road to the runway is paved a little differently.


I do have to agree with those who have mentioned Mitchell's shabby, or at least passive-agressive, treatment of the models. The first model he blamed for giving the wrong measurements (and yes, if you watched the model show, he definitely blamed her for it). The second model he blamed for... what? Not being able to defend his look? Who the hell could? Now next week promises some drama as he has made himself an enemy of all the models, and he accidentally choose the model who had a crush on her designer. I don't hate him, but I have no pity for him if his model refuses to wear whatever shit he shovels next week.


Oh you two are so stupid.
You know know why he's so hated while others were sent packing home?
Well let me tell you.
There is consistently good and then there is consistently bad.
If someone gives giving mediocre work, they should leave before they turn out to be another Wendy of Season 1.
That's our greatest fear!
You guys are truly clueless now.
It's a final confirmation.

It's time to switch to another blog.
This is suppose to be relaxing for me but by reading your blog, it has turned out to be blood curdling.
I think your guys are letting your Johnson speak for yourselves.
Shameful.


Yes, it's definitely time for you to leave and find another blog.


Wow. I don't think I understood how little of an exaggeration those Nina-caps were until watching that extra footage.

Me-ow. Right on, Latin Mama.


389779mad said...
This is suppose to be relaxing for me but by reading your blog, it has turned out to be blood curdling.


Next time, try meditation.


Just have to add a word of defense about Mitchell supposedly wasting all his time clowining around with the shorts...

Out of all the hours they spent in the workroom, we saw about 45 seconds of his "clowning." Even if we assume there was more of it than we saw, it hardly adds up to "wasting all his time clowning around." I'm sure every designer steps away from the table now & then. If they don't, they're not very bright.


The core issue with Mitchell can be found in what Nina said in the extended judging, "Why are we being shown something that is this sloppy? What is the excuse this time?"

These are the people who are spending way more time with the designers than anyone here, and they're getting the unedited version.


He's not talented and he has proved that TWICE. Malvin has more talent in his pinky finger than he ever will in his entire life.


Mitchell has 9 lives.


Two words: granny shorts


I felt bad for him and his model in the first episode, but this time around, he just kind of sucked.


Bottom two the first two weeks? He needs to go.


God, I think we found our new Wendy Pepper; let's just hope he doesn't last quite as long otherwise three quarters of the internet will implode.


Anonymous said...

As TLo said, Mitchell didn't blame the model specifically about measurement-gate, he just said he was given measurements that were off by 5 inches (which is impossible to account for in seam allowances, especially on a smocked garment). Also, Yosuzi didn't "work the outfit" especially well, and even Heidi criticized her in the extended judging from last week. I don't blame him one bit for switching models, and I don't think it was a personal choice against Yosuzi. He chose very early and no other designer picked her either, which is why she was eliminated.


Amen, sister!


MITCHELL NEEDS TO GO!!! BRING BACK MALVIN!!!!!


Mitchell had decent concepts but as he said he hasn't designed or made clothes in years and it unfortunately shows. Let's hope he has better luck next time.


C'mon cut the guy some slack. He didn't kill anyone, he just made too bad outfits, Jesus.


Anon 8:27 said These are the people who are spending way more time with the designers than anyone here

The judges don't spend ANY time with the designers. They have no idea what goes on in the workroom.


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