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Congratulations!

WTF?!?!?


Let's do a quick rundown of things to run down, okay? Okay!

Kind of an okay challenge, right? Almost but sort of!

Heidi! Wearing the crazy-and-also-ugly!

Uncle Nick!

Entirely too self-important guest judge who keeps interrupting Nina and should probably be shot for that!

Elly Mae! Winner!

Wait. Winner?

Well, let's face it. The pickings were mighty slim last night. It would have been more interesting if they had to make a companion piece for a losing look rather than a winning one. As it was, the challenge was basically "Remember that time you won? Do that!"

At least we got some fun drama as the girls unsheathed their claws last night and in the end wound up turning on each other on the runway. Elly Mae, don't pair up with a girl like Irina because in the end she's going to turn on you too. Didn't you know that Irina invented sweaters? Come on now.

Model: Tanisha Harper

We thought the judging last night was total crack-is-whack, but in the light of day, we have to say that this probably was the right choice for the win. Maybe.

Almost all of the looks fell into two categories: butt fucking ugly or kinda nice, but a little plain. This was at least a little stylish and based on previous work of hers, it was very much Althea's personal aesthetic at play.

The main problem here is the same problem Althea always has: execution. We realize that this isn't a sewing competition but it kind of grates on our nerves that the judges NEVER mention it. And Heidi's always the judge that points out boob issues with the designs and yet she never seems to notice when Tanisha's are bouncing all over the runway.

But enough of that. Let's talk pants. Tom is finding it quite hard to get on board with those pants, but Lorenzo really likes them.

We're both in agreement that they are pretty on trend right now and that's why the judges love them. You're seeing a lot of that sort of thing on the runways at the moment.

The top is just basic with some minor interest in the straps. We question why anyone would wear a skimpy tank top under a gigantic sweater, but it's fashion, darlings.

Attention must be paid to Tanisha, who has distinguished herself as the fiercest walker of the season. She can sell the hell out of clown pants.

Attention must also be paid to the fact that she was one of the few designers who really did fulfill the dictates of the challenge. Like it or not, these do look like companion pieces from the same collection.

And we have to admit, that's a pretty fabulous sweater.

Hey, guess what? In writing this post we totally convinced ourselves that this was TOTALLY the right choice for the win! So, congrats Elly Mae!

Extended Judging:


Tim Gunn's Workroom Critique:



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Well deserved. Much better than Irina's outfit, IMO.

Congrats Althea.


I do like that sweater...and, honestly? It looked nothing like MeanGirl's

But....and I know I should wait for the Mean Girl post to add this, but it was the best part of last night:

Nina: That short, tight brocade dress is cheap and slutty.

Heidi: I LOVE IT!

Nina: >Rolls eyes<


Thank god I watched Models of the Runway or I would've missed Tanisha mentioning wearing pasties... Looks like massive see-through to nips on the runway!!!!


Can we just auf the rest of the season, send home Gordana and Chris, and dispense with even more heinous levels of judging? Irina's was better than Althea's sloppy hobo chic.


Can Tanisha please wear a bra? Or at least cover those NIPS. She's been nip-tackular all season!


Yick.

This epi last night made no sence to me. I know we aren't on the auf so I'll save that for when you post it, but I was all around crazed about this one.

Irina didn't win because she won last week. Other countries PRs don't care if they give the win to the same person in a row. Irina's was clearly the better outfit, although very brown. I just can't get over the flippy floppy boobie mosh pit that was going on with Althea's tank top.


I agree that the sweater is beautiful, but definitely cannot get on board with those pants, on trend or not.

Speaking of which, given that this season filmed over a year ago, how on trend were they at the time? Maybe I haven't really been paying much attention, but I have not seen this look for that long, it seems much more recent. Just wondering.


The pickings were pretty slim last night. I liked the total look of Blondie's outfit, but the fit of the camisole top really bothered me. Foundation garments were invented for good reason.


Why does Althea hate boobs?


Like this more than Irina's, though I have trouble separating my dislike of Irina from her outfits. I don't like the pants at all, and Tanisha is in desperate need of a bra, but the sweater is fabs and Althea did actually fulfill the dictates of the challenge. So go Althea!

Of course, just watching Irina roll her eyes and harrumph is another reason to rejoice in an Althea win. ;)

(and Althea, you should know better -- bitching to the mean girl is a bad idea when it's been proven that mean girl will sink her claws into anyone.)


I was just glad Irina didn't win.


Execution Schmexecution.

They should have put some tassels on those pasties and made it interesting.


Yes, this was the best of the bunch, especially within the dictates of the challenge. So, congrats!

But I was in total disagreement with the judges. They think it was a bunch of strong showings. I found all results either totally forgettable or totally fug. Man.

Althea really likes the diaper and jiggly tank tops doesn't she?


I hated this look and didn't think it deserved the win. Sloppy, badly sewn, the pants are horrible, and once again, Tanisha is bouncing down the runway with her boobs all akimbo. Why does Heidi never notice that?? Hated the mean, non-constructive comments from ALL the judges except Nina. Even Uncle Nick seemed to be going for catty sound bites rather than constructive criticism, and he's a teacher!

Another very disappointing episode. At this point, I could not possibly care less who wins this season. They will never measure up to Jay, PPS, Laura, Uli, Korto, Austin, and so many more PR alums.


I just want to know why Irina does not understand that, should it come down to a fight, Althea could squish Irina like a bug. Don't go up against the valkyrie!


What is wrong with skimpy tanks under big sweaters? I do it all the time. I don't care how on trend those pants might be...do NOT like them. I'm happy Mean Girl didn't get another win but I'm not convinced about this getting the win.


Thing is I really didn't care for this look. I was excited by her sketch and really bummed by what came down the runway.

The sweater was nice but I really wish it looked more like the sketch. I hated the pants. my roomie loved them. I think that will be a point of contention.

Personally I thought Althea was being quite ridiculous about the Logan and the collar. Could anyone tell during the runway that she did a similar collar on her Bob Mackie outfit? She spent so much time projecting all her anxiety onto Logan that she didn't even consider there might be an issue that both she and Irina were doing oversized sweaters. Knowing how Irina is, I can't believe she didn't think Irina would raise a fuss.

Frank


As you said, none of the looks were stellar. But I hated this. Absolutely hated it. The pants were hideous, once again her model desperately needed a bra and I hated her first look to begin with. Crack smoking is right.


The sweater is fine, but those pants. I just can't get into that whole McHammer/harem/balloony pant thing. And the construction the tank is really bad. Come on, it is a tank...how hard can it be?

She did pretty much fulfill the objectives of the project, so I guess she is right for the win. I guess, I am not completely convinced. I was just happy it wasn't Irina.


I'm fine with the pants, but I can't totally get on board because of the clownish proportion of the sweater sleeves . . . I actually burst into spontaneous laughter when she hit the runway with those giant sleeves bobbing. I mean, I'm all for comfy-cozy, but those things are hanging down to her knees . . .


Well...whatever...yeah...okay... sure, why not? At this point I am so bored with the designs this season that if TLo tells me this deserved the win, then that's good enough for me. But I didn't love it, just as I didn't love the look from which it was taken. I will say I sort of liked the pants from the front because the hands in the pockets narrowed the volume and accentuated that paper bag shape that Althea was going for. But from the back? UGH! Something Mrs. Bozo would wear to a funeral.


Sometimes I think you are the voices I am hearing in my head......

I thought lots of the same things as I watched last night. Especially this:
Attention must also be paid to the fact that she was one of the few designers who really did fulfill the dictates of the challenge. Like it or not, these do look like companion pieces from the same collection.

Spot on as always, boys. And, damn, it's not even 10:30 am here in Philly....I'm beginning to think you guys never sleep.....


I didn't think any of them were that spectacular. And this one looked a little cheap, mostly because it simply cried out for a good foundation garment.

And I hate the pants, on trend or not.


Althea seems to be in love with tank tops. She wears them and puts them on her models all the time. I don't get it. I think they are mostly "cheap and slutty-looking" if it's not 100 degrees out. Maybe they need to have a challenge where each designer has to reinvent the tank top to not look so... sixteen-year-old-trying-to-find-a-boyfriend-at-the-mall.


When I first saw the manequins I thought that they were going to have the designers either:

1) use materials from the existing outfits, or,
2) have to make a companion outfit to another's outfit, or
3) a combination of both - which would have been freakin' FANTASTIC = rip up another desinger's work and remake it (into what you think they should have done). Now there's some room for drama :oD


"She can sell the hell out of clown pants."

Lol, but, not buying it --- and sorry, but I simply cannot board the clown car either. Are those pants really, really for reals on trend? I've seen harem pants that look similar, but what about the bottom portion of the legs? Haaaate them. They spoke hillbilly to me. Okay, enough with the destructive criticism --- we get enough of that from this season's judges. The only truly positive thing I can come up with is that the color story worked --- your basic neutrals. Didn't love the sweater/throw/shrug because I thought it created imbalance and was much too overwhelming for the overall look. Anway, this was a disappointing win and an even more frustrating and infuriating episode.

- edina -


I like the pants and the sweater. I'd buy both.

I'm not sure where Irina got off saying she'd been copied from the last challenge. She made a cowl neck sweater, and Althea's this challenge was a cardigan / jacket. So, anyone who used sweater-like material is now copying Irina? Plus, it seemed to me that after Irina saw Althea's sketch *she* decided to make a sweater for this week. Hmm.


Hate the pants, hate the sloppy-looking tanktop, hate the bouncy boobs. While I do agree that this looks like a companion piece to her earlier win, I strongly dislike both looks. They looks sloppy and thrown together -- maybe it's a combination of both the "paper bag pants" (HATE THEM) and the bouncing boobiness.

As much as I dislike MeanGirl sometimes, I liked her look so much better.

Also (and someone may have already said this), wouldn't it have been more interesting to have them make a companion piece to someone ELSE's winning look?

P.S. And how telling was it that Logan had NO winning outfits?


That was the best outfit on the runway by far. I like the sweater a lot. And yes, Tanisha rules!


I was actually embarrassed for Althea when I saw this sloppy, tit-bouncy get-up come down the runway. Oops, scratch that! All the judges want the pants and you're the winner, Althea!

WTF?

(Actually, after witnessing Irina's behavior, I WAS pleased that Althea won. But, only as Karmic Justice. )


Can't touch this. Wait. Sorry. What did you say? I have this song stuck in my head and it's very distracting.

Those pants are awful & the top is mostly eh. When something comes down the runway & all one can think about is MCHammer & what the hell did he do to her nipples, that's not good.

I'm thinking that Althea won for simply having the EQ for not calling out 'copycat!' on the runway.

--GothamTomato


The sketch was good.
The actual garment is not.
Althea needed to spend more time on the execution and fit of her own garment and worry less about Logans.
It looks like something you would wear to the gym.
~~~~~~~~~~

I don't think the sweater is that similar to Irina's (Aspen) sweater, except that they are both sweaters. When Heidi ask
who had the idea first, it seemed really fake to me. Like the ear piece told her they were similar. Irina should have kept her mouth shut and Althea probably would not have won.


I know too much about Tanisha now. In some countries we'd be married now that I've seen so much of her.


I feel like I am more familiar with Tanisha's boobs than my own, they need to pull out the pixillation wand when that girl hits the runway.


I hated her first look, and I hate this one, so clearly she fulfilled the challenge of making a complementary piece.

Didn't she make a tank top last week too?

Althea has boobs. Althea wears bras. What makes her think the rest of womankind doesn't need to?

I found those pasties really overwhelming to the eye--called more attention to the area than the plain ole nip would have.

Still, can't quibble much with the win, just with the enthusiasm of the judges over this and Irina's.


bitchybitchybitchy

Jordan Baker said:

Why does Althea hate boobs?

I don't think Althea hates boobs, I think she wants to show hers-and other womens' off in low cut, skin-hugging designs, forgetting the fact that boobs can use a bit of support.

BTW, trend or no trend, clown pants suck, all the time, any time. Designers who put clown pants on the runway should be forced to wear them out in public, 24/7.


Well, let's face it. The pickings were mighty slim last night. It would have been more interesting if they had to make a companion piece for a losing look

I would like to have seen them remake a losing look into a winning one—or at least die trying.

I'd have had Christopher remake Ari's Disco Soccer Ball. Just let him try!


I totally loved this! I think the pants are structurally interesting even if only for the tall and super thin. I feel that Althea has a much fresher take than Irina, I like her designs and conceptions much more. Irina on the other hand seems to have far better workmanship but her aesthetic is just, I don't know, not the most creative and fashion forward. I don't know anyone feel the same? Maybe Im biased bc she is such a bitch! I hope you guys talk about how she wouldn't help Gordana, I mean she just takes the spirit of competition a little too far.


It must be fashion because it looked as unappealing and unwearable as most of the clothes shown on runways.


There is not a human being on earth who can wear those hideous clown pants and look decent in them, and I do not understand why the judges keep rewarding Althea for these hideous looks. Girl cannot deal with a bust, either -- that tank was appalling.

I agree she made a cohesive pairing, but it was badly executed fug all around.

Of course, relying on Frau Seal as an arbiter of taste is always going to be problematic.


Were so many of the designers' best looks really in shades of gray and black? Has there really been this much black and gray clothing this season?

Oh for the days of PR seasons where more than one designer per episode worked with color and pattern! (I actually think that this is Gordana's biggest problem.

I find myself looking at Althea's work and thinking that I like a piece of each look, but feeling like the whole look doesn't really SAY anything.

It looks like a confident woman with an interesting wardrobe has received a last-minute phone call from a friend and slapped together a look that doesn't exactly NOT work, but doesn't exactly sing with creativity or harmony. Her silhouettes always look 'not quite' to me. Her sketches always look much more interesting than the actual pieces.

And also... would she please TRY to hit the accessory wall and make SOME effort to deal with hair and makeup? But that goes for everyone.

- Windy City Wendy

PS - queenb, I too was hoping that the challenge would be like your #3 option -- tweak another designer's look. Then again, it some people were alleging that their competitors were doing that anyway.


really? that top was better than peppermint patties? and weren't those malvins panrs? and wasn't that granny's sweater? ok, if you say so.


Theres just no way that I can get behind this look for the win. In fact, it was my least favorite look of the night (but not enough to warrant an auf of course). Homeless clothes.

GET THAT GIRL A BRA FOR THE LOVE OF BOOBS


I found it hilarious that in the Models show, we see Tanisha tell Althea that "the pasties won it!" Perhaps they did, Tanisha, perhaps they did. I know that for myself, I was so distracted wondering if Tanisha has monstrously large nipples or if she was wearing nipple shields, I barely noticed the rest of the outfit.

Overall, I'm just disappointed that it was yet another Make A Pretty Dress challenge. Don't we usually get more than one challenge where the contestants don't get to go to Mood?


I'm an A-cup and I don't do braless-- tits NEED to be tethered.

Why would a female designer do a top that doesn't allow for a bra? If this top doesn't work braless on a skinny model, who on earth could wear it well? (No, strapless bras do not work with flimsy tank tops. It's hard to explain why-- try it sometime and you'll see.)


aaron said...

really? that top was better than peppermint patties? and weren't those malvins panrs? and wasn't that granny's sweater? ok, if you say so.


Uh...they didn't say so. They didn't say anything like that.


Congrats to Althea even though she was coming down on the little silver pants boy. But loved her standing up to Irina! You go girl! Amazon girl wins it! Uncle Nick and La Nina were definitely on her side for the win. Wasn't a big fan of the outfit, especially the execution, but as you pointed out, not much to pick from. Basically sums up the whole season. CAN WE HAVE SOME COLOR PLEASE?! EVER?


"Didn't you know that Irina invented sweaters?"

Laughing out loud. Exactly my thought last night.

This win didn't appall me. Hate the bra-less tank look, Yet Again. Where the heck is the Klum who nagged others about fitting the girls with proper garments so they look their best?

Can not stand those pants, but they've been in and out of style two or three times in my life time, so the fashion gods clearly aren't consulting me on this point.

And I shudder to think what Althea is going to look like in the future. The hair with over-done makeup looks like a 35 yr-old hairdresser who smokes. Without the makeup, she just looks like the 20-some year old going to beauty school so she can move out of the trailer park she grew up in.

Yes, classist and stereotyped and really kind of an ugly comment on the personal style of a perfectly nice person. But now we're down to the final few I'd really love for her to have a makeover.


After seeing the clothes and hearing what the judges said, I thought CH would and probably should win. I can only imagine that this outfit (which I thought was in the top 3 only because the bottom 3 were even worse) looked better in person than on tv.


"Tlo said: We thought the judging last night was total crack-is-whack"




I hope you're going to be posting a screen grab of the death stare that Nina shot Heidi when she contradicted her. Priceless!

This season, in the absence of Duchess & LaNina, Miss Lamont has gotten more than a bit too full of herself and needs a little Nina smackdown herself.

Someone needs to remind Miss Lamont that she is, afterall, just A MODEL, and the Nobel Prize committee gives their prizes to people who make genetic discoveries, NOT to people who simply hit the genetic lottery.

--GothamTomato


BOOBIES!


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

Boobies!

That pretty much was my take watching it last night, so thanks for the screencaps, guys.

I also agree with Sewing Siren about Heidi asking about the sweaters. It's the all-knowing earpiece again!

To me the look is very meh. I'm getting tired of 'volume' on this season thanks to baggy sweaters and Xtophers aesthetic. Show me something new & different please!

I was kind of disappointed with Uncle Nick as a judge. I don't know if it was the catty commentary this time around, or that he saw what the best of this season had to offer and was woefully disappointed himself....

Anyway, Althea needs to give Gordana pointers on presenting and defending a garment. She did a very good job in front of the judges.


I didn't realize the boobs issue that much during the show, but now that I see the pics it's just too much boobage..... and also the top straps are not symmetrical at all and it gives some kind of titscrepancy.....


A said, I feel like I am more familiar with Tanisha's boobs than my own

Bingo! Tanisha is gorgeous, but what's Althea's problem with foundation garments?

And, hmmm, there I was yelling at the tv about floppy breasts, no bras, etc., and my husband was completely bewildered. He just didn't see why it was a problem.

Sigh.


I had major problems with Althea's look when I first saw it (the boobs going crazy was a problem, and I said the model was wearing "Hitler pants"), but on second look, I like it more, and I do think it deserved the win. Irina's outfit was pretty, but not particularly fashion-forward and did not mesh with her other design as well as Althea's did.

That, and Irina is a bitch (and not even an entertaining one), so I felt vindicated when she didn't win. When she told Gordana that she didn't know if she had what she was looking for (and she would know!), I wanted to punch her in the face.

Did anyone else have a minor heart just before Logan was auf'd, fearing that they'd auf Gordana first? I had a moment of intense panic that they'd get rid of the Slavic Wonder in favor of Tightpants McCan'tdesign.

The one disappointment with this episode? They couldn't auf both Chris AND Logan.


I guess wearing a Snuggie as fashion is "on trend" right now, too.


To be fair to Irina, it isn't clear when she made the confessional about the sweater coping. It could have been after the runway scene.
I think the producers told Heidi to point out the similarity (really not that much) of the two sweaters , to make the girls turn on each other, specifically to get Irina's reaction. Also a bit of irony since Althea had (apparently) been accusing Logan of copying her collar all day long to anyone who would listen.


Bottom two should have been Christopher and Logan. Gordana should have gotten an immediate pass from the bottom three.

And Althea gets points just for trying to find a hook and eye for Gordana in the workroom. It's hardly going to compromise one's chances in the competition to provide a notion to a fellow designer.

I'm looking at you, Irina!


Tired of the boobs and wondering whether I'd rather see real nipples rather than the pastie silhouettes... Very distracting to looking at them, wondering if that's the real shape of her anatomy or whether she is wearing something under there...

love the sweaters - grudgingly accept the pants trend...


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

@ Brian Z

I was worried that the cracked-out judges would send Gordana home too. I'm beginning to believe that Heidi's grandpa fought Serb partisans in WWII or something, cause Frau Seal's 'tude is really getting to me this season. I vote for putting her in a corner for a time out and having Iman host until Heidi can play nice.

If Xtopher could have been aufed as well, the yelp of joy would have been heard for miles in my neighborhood.


Would somebody PLEASE get that poor model a bra!


"C'est moi said: Anyway, Althea needs to give Gordana pointers on presenting and defending a garment. She did a very good job in front of the judges."




I don't know. I liked Gordana this week who just seemed to be so tired and beat down that when she said, 'I like it' to the criticism, it sounded to me like she essentially was saying 'fuck it' to Heidi. (Which is what she should have said weeks ago.)

--GothamTomato


Really, if there were a simple side-by-side shot of Ms. Klum and Ms. Garcia each week, the question would have to be raised: Executive Producer or not, Ms. Klum, how dare you presume to utter your fashion opinions in the same room as Ms. Garcia, much less contradict her?

That initial outfit shown in this posting was faaaar from the worst with which Executive Producer Klum seared our eyeballs this week. I vote for the silver shorts outfit.


Honestly, I couldn't even look at the clothes because all I could see was Tanisha's tits bouncing in every direction. Get that girl a good bra before she puts an eye out with those things!


Thank you for the comment about Irina inventing sweaters. That was EXACTLY what I was thinking!!! Is she serious?!?!


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

@ Gotham Tomato

I took the "I like it" as an f*ck you to Heidi too, but it was still kind of meek.

Gordana doesn't have to go all Santino (god forbid), but I'll have to wait for the extended judging vid to see how she responded to Uncle Nick's comments....


I'm with Tom - hate the pants! Loved the sweater though and do see why Ellie Mae won, given the consistency between her two looks...just wish part of that consistency hadn't been floppin' boobies.

The other part, of course, that was deliciously satisfying with this win, as other posters have noted, is that Irina got slapped down a bit for her hubris in thinking all sweaters are derivatives of hers.

wake me when this season is over, please. it is boring, a word that I would previously never have used about PR.

srq


man, that top is baaad


Amy Sez..
I was breastfeading my 6 week old while watching the show and was like...Hmmm...Tanisha's nipples are much bigger than mine.

Anyhoo, I'm on board with the tank under sweaters. Long sleeves under sweaters are too hot and bulky. But nobody looks good in pants like that.

Glad Logan and his silver pants and shoes is finally gone. Altho he did match Heidi last night.


This look is why I cannot find clothes right now. Everything is from the 80s and is baggy. Women want to show that they have a waist! And boobs! I do not want a huge sweater down to my knees like I wore in 4th grade.

Anyway.....

I liked Dr. CH the best. I do not care who wins.


THANK you, those who pointed out that Tanisha was wearing pasties. As others have said, the girls were completely distracting (and not just because of the nuclear nipples).

I don't think Althea hates boobs. I think she hates tethered boobs. A hatred I strongly urge her to rethink at her earliest convenience.


those pants, but Lorenzo really likes them.

THOSE THINGS were the worst thing to go down the runway sine Malvin and Ari were aufed.
I say we pull a Tim Gunn and buy that outfit and make Lorenzo (or Heidi or the other judges) wear that atrocity - at a red carpet event, and NOT on Halloween.

Truly hideous - and when combined with that top? The only way that crap should have stood a chance is if the voluminous sweater had been tied close the entire time and the other parts never saw the light of day.


formerlyAnon said, That initial outfit shown in this posting was faaaar from the worst with which Executive Producer Klum seared our eyeballs this week. I vote for the silver shorts outfit.

Wasn't that the most bizarre thing you ever saw? Or close to it, anyway. My initial reaction was that she'd stolen Logan's silver jeans and cut them down.


Gotham said, Gordana . . . just seemed to be so tired and beat down that when she said, 'I like it' to the criticism, it sounded to me like she essentially was saying 'fuck it' to Heidi.

I think Gordana just tries too hard to please. Last week she made a pre-emptive apology and was told to stand by her work. I think "I like it" was her attempt at that. It didn't come off because she's still just trying to please the authority figures. I like Gordana, and I think she's one of those contestants--like Louise this season, and some others in past seasons--who just doesn't thrive in competition. She's sort of the temperamental opposite of, say, Christian. Which is fine - no criticism there. Some people are well-suited to it and some aren't.


I am not feeling the love for that sweater. It looks like an old blanket that was picked up off the street, cut up, and thrown on. The pants? BLECH
I hated the entire outfit, in fact, I hated the entire episode last night. NO COLOR AGAIN!!
Even Uncle Nick was not fun like he usually is. Could it be he was bored out of his mind like I was?


For the first time, ever, this season I find myself TiVoing past a huge swath of the show because the only reason I watch is to read the recaps. You hit the nail on the head though - Althea's two pieces most looked like they came from the same collection.


I would think Tanisha has little to no choice in anything regarding runway clothing (including possibly foundation garments) so I don't blame her for any bouncy/nippy issues.

I got so bored last night, I turned it off. I have never ever done that. It's still on my Tivo but I dunno if I'll watch--altho hearing that Uncle Nick is on I may ff to the judging. And I"m not more inclined to watch if this is what won. I like the sweater altho I'm not amazed. The pants are just crazytown. I like Althea's personality better than her clothes.


I hope Heidi gets the Insane Crotch award for her crazy silver polterwang pants at the end...


If anyone needs a quick pick-me-up, Season One marathon is on Bravo right now. It's like an oasis in the midst of the dark, gray desert of this season.


I am getting sick of looking at Tanisha's nipples!


The irony of Heidi wearing those hideous silver pedal pushers on the same night Logan was auf'd was not lost on anyone.

If one of the designers had sent that outfit down the runway Nina would have had them for dinner.


Oh, and the sweater? Looks like she put her Snuggie on backwards.


I HATE the pants, and I can't get past the boob issues of that top. If you know your model actually has breasts, get her some underpinnings to go under that clingy camisole, for crying out loud. As for the pants, I am not a fan of the paper bag waist, but what I really hate is the tight knees and the angled, cropped hemline. WTF? It's true there wasn't anything earth shattering on the runway last night, but I am perturbed that Althea's won. I think Irina's or Carol Hannah's should've gotten the win.


The only time Althea's tops come close to fitting is when she uses fabric with some stretch in it. And whatever happened to Heidi's "they need to be perky" comments?

The baggy sweater and loose pants also helped to hide the fact that Althea cannot design a fitted garment, much less sew one.


The sweater's nice, but the pants are insane, on-trend or not.

Didn't you guys just say "harem pants are never going to happen, no matter how many designers push them on us" the other day?


The only thing that bugged me about this win was the thinking that putting on pasties solved the Tanisha needs a bra problem.


I sort of like Althea's look and am relieved she won. I sort of love the sweater, and Tanisha turned it out.

Oh, Gordana. My heart breaks a bit whenever Heidi addresses her. I am appalled by Heidi and hope that Gordana gets additional business and increasing success after her appearance, whether or not she makes it to FW.

I've never liked Uncle Nick -- I think he's overrated and undertalented and less 'nice' than needy, and that his neediness includes a slight desperation to turn it on for an audience. So I wasn't at all surprised to witness his trite bitchery as a judge, but was a bit surprised and disappointed that he was asked to judge. It wasn't an Austin Scarlett-level tragedy of PR for me that Nick didn't get to show at Bryant Park as I thought he was rightfully aufed. Hopefully he won't be on again.


Someone else mentioned this, and I have to agree. I was completely turned off by the cattiness of the judges as they decided the designers' fates. They were exactly like a bunch of Mean Girls having fun at someone else's expense. I have never watched extended judging, maybe that goes on all the time and this particular time it just happened to be captured on the show. But I hated it.

And the Bouncing Boobies were very distracting.

And Dr. CH should've won. I HATED Althea's pants, and not just because they would've looked horrible on me.

And Heidi is a bitch.


Thanks to the previous poster who mentioned that Tanisha was wearing pasties (Models of the Runway is after my bedtime). I watched last night's episode with a straight male friend whose ONLY comment during the entire episode was, "What's up with that girl's boobs?"

When did bras go out of style?


Speechless. A night of unrelenting fug design. Black. Gray. Gold brocade. Eww. Am I the only one who thought Carol Hannah's dress looked awfully lumpy? How did Christopher and Logan ever make the cut for PR? I can't stop complaining, and I can't stop watching....


The sweater SAVED it because WTF is wrong with Tanisha's boobs? Probably not a damn thing, right? It's just that Althea continually either puts them in toooooo small cups or lets um fly free with the MOST UNFLATERING PASTIES KNOWN TO WOMAN, and that includes the heart shaped sparkly ones the Ungaro models wore on there heads ala La Lohan! Sweet JESUS WHY?!?
So, thank GOD for that sweater because not only did it distract from the abusive boobage it covered the FUGLIEST PANTS I HAVE EVER SEEN ON THIS SHOW! I would wear those poorly made wool monstrosities that Logan made before I would ever wear THOSE pants. Diaper pants are NOT cute. Not now, not in the late 80's early 90's, not EVER! NEVER EVER EVER AND FOREVER INTO INFINITY!!!
That being said, Althea deserved the win. WHY? They couldn't give it to Irina because Nina HATED her too tight UUHGLLLYYYY dress. Then put the same sweater you made last week over it with THE SAME belt, bitch please! They edited that for tv but you could see it in her (Nina's) eyes. When Heidi went of on her little "well it's 3 to 1" bullshit mean girl queen B rant, you just had to know there was NO WAY Nina was letting Heidi win that power struggle. HA HA HA I LOVED THAT MOMENT. In a shitty little season, that maybe stands SUPREME as the BEST PR moment of all time!
Everyone else? who really cares anymore now that Nicolas is gone?


This was the clear winner. Irina's look was UGLY. Seriously, bottom three in any other season. Nina knew it, and this explains why this season is so shitty. No Nina and Michael is what made this final six seem like it was an early unconventional materials challenge. I kept thinking they should be saying, "well it's good considering the challege..." But they really had nothing challenging to do here other than shop at fake Mood. Carol Hannah didn't have anything nearly as spectacular as the judges seemed to think, and talk about bad fit in the boobs. The should have sent Christopher and Logan home.


To those who think there was some karmic justice for Althea to get the win:

My reaction wasn't what the producers clearly wanted me to have. Althea made her point that she thought it was wrong for Irina to call her out in front of the "judges and important people." When she said that... I immediately thought, Hold the phone, because Althea herself is calling out copycats and mediocrity ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, on a show watched by, oh, IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY as well as legions of John Q. Publics. Srsly? And she gets upset when her own shit gets called out? Pot, kettle, etc.

But on to the clothes:

once again, Althea leans in the direction of the sluttastic, emphasizing the boobage with the tank. Don't know what to make of the pants, honestly, and the oversized sweater struck me as a little sloppy.

Hard to say Irina's was clearly that much better, though, because the sweater overcoat thing was GREAT but the too simple, too tight (though excellent fabric) dress underneath was a little hinky.


Ugh. I am so over Althea and her wonky boob issues. The sweater is great. The top is nothing special. The pants? HIDEOUS. I didn't understand her win with that craptacular suit, and I don't get this one either. Yuck.

I'm ready for season 7. These people are angering me.


TANESHA'S NIPPLES.

That is all I see when I look at this.


I just can't get past Tanisha's breasts. I'm mesmerized. And I'm a straight woman.


Heidi? "I WANT IT" does not constitute effective judging. Who cares if you want it? Althea's look was Fugly Snugglie. What a horrible season!

God must not love me, because I was praying SO HARD for both Chris and Logan to be auf'd together last night. Really, my heart can't stand another of Chris's disasters.

Best moment: when Gordana said, "I like it." Stand up for yourself, woman! Love it!

I totally agree that the judging descended into snotty 6th grade mean girls territory. Nic and Kerry had *nothing* to offer. Nina was alone out there.


C. C. said
"I was completely turned off by the cattiness of the judges as they decided the designers' fates."

Yeah, me too. Nina was the only one able to give some constructive criticism. Hated the other three, with all the laughing, it was too much


I thought the outfit that best coordinated with all the winning outfits was the dress Heidi wore when she came out to greet the designers at the top of the show.


StkrShock said... If anyone needs a quick pick-me-up, Season One marathon is on Bravo right now. It's like an oasis in the midst of the dark, gray desert of this season.

Unfortunately, it's only the last two challenges and the finale. But I guess that'a better than nothing, in light of what we saw last night.

Formerlyanon said: The hair with over-done makeup looks like a 35 yr-old hairdresser who smokes.

No decent hairdresser I've worked with ever looked like that, smoker or non-smoker. But I agree Althea needs a makeover.

Brooklyn Bomber said: And, hmmm, there I was yelling at the tv about floppy breasts, no bras, etc., and my husband was completely bewildered. He just didn't see why it was a problem.

Heh. I see we have identical households, BB.

I hate the pants Althea made, with a hot flaming passion. Between the pants-hating and poor Tanisha's bobbing breasts, I was getting a headache. I like the sweater (but a big, fat "word" to whoever mentioned the insane length of the sleeves), and like the tank top/big sweater combination. But Tim talked about the all important proportion, and Althea's was really out of whack. With a sweater that big, she needed long, perfectly fitting, more-skinny-than-not pants to get the proportion right. As it was, Tanisha looked like she was wearing her "hanging around the house, reading the Sunday paper" outfit.

I wasn't thrilled by any of the designs from last night. Since Althea's did reflect her winning style (which I also hated), I suppose she deserved the win.


I think there should have been a twist last night - NO ONE should have won. Ugly, uglier, ugliest. Boring. Tacky. Untalented designers. Blech.

At least Althea beat the Evil Girl. She and Heidi are two sides of a coin, aren't they, not nice women.


Tanisha has the most humongous sized nipples I have ever seen - on a man or a woman!


Fabulous sweater? Boys, you know I love you, but I have one word for you: Snuggie.

-Erin MJ


As mentioned in earlier posts, those were pasties.


I Can't Find My Bra

It's howdy boobie time
it's howdy bootie time
it's howdy tittie time
it's howdy hoo-ha time

it's howdy hammer time
it's howdy slutty time
it's howdy sloppy time
it's howdy Heidi time

ALTHEA, YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THIS CHALLENGE!


Maura said...
Formerlyanon said: The hair with over-done makeup looks like a 35 yr-old hairdresser who smokes.

No decent hairdresser I've worked with ever looked like that, smoker or non-smoker. But I agree Althea needs a makeover.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Maura, you're right. I was remembering some semi-rural strip mall salons "out in the county" that I remember from my N.C. roots - but while the general style is right, and the color not-so-far-off, I must admit that those women's hair was in much better condition! They were maybe not serving a cutting edge clientele but had some skills, since they could handle everything from the 8-yr-old's pixie cut to the 80-yr-old's standing appointment for a perm and all the holding-onto-helmet hair or Tanya/Dolly/Reba wannabes in between. Good for you, calling me on the pitfalls of the [unkind] sweeping generalization.


This season is like going through a sales rack, you pick what looks less offensive for the win.


Mollcutio said, "Hated the mean, non-constructive comments from ALL the judges except Nina. Even Uncle Nick seemed to be going for catty sound bites rather than constructive criticism, and he's a teacher!"

Ditto. Forget the so-called fashion; what got me last night was how sweet little former contestant Nick turned into Such-a-Bitch when sitting in the judge's chair. We are not amused, Uncle Nick.

And I was going to say how sick I am of Tanisha's jiggle-fest-on-the-chest, but Where's My Bra made that a moot point. *Brilliant!*

Hated Althea's outfit, but the only design I liked even a little bit was Carol Hannah's, and even that wasn't great.

This whole season is all about the crappy judging and the lack of time the designers have to come up with something truly innovative and interesting. The designs are beside the point.

I couldn't care less about Bryant Park at this point. I just want the new season to begin. And I want Nina to scratch Heidi's eyes out if she disses La N again as she did last night.

Blech and blech!


I love that outfit but could never wear it and totally don't get the whole pasties thing referred to on Models. WTF?


I actually liked Althea's outfit..it fit the challenge requirements.

But...the best part of the episode was her and Irina eating IN & OUT. Best cheeseburgers on earth! Now, I want one for lunch!


OK, I haven't read all 100+ comments, so forgive me if I repeat someone else... I haven't seen anyone mention this:

Althea's "bag pants" make the model's butt look HUGE. Not really what I am going after when I don a pair of pants.

In the end, who cares if Irina or Althea wins? they both move on... niether gets a big check or anything for winning this challenge. And Uncle Nick tried to sooth things. All that was missing was Heidi yelling "Cat fight, cat fight!"


No wonder Heidi liked the ugly pants. Could her shorts and ensemble have been any UGLIER?????


and what was up with the lighting THIS episode? was this the one when all the camera crew walked out on strike and the producers and PAs shot it? can we identify the moment when the grown-ups left?


Anon 11:41, I agree about CH's dress looking lumpy. Maybe I need to see a close-up, but I didn't understand why the judges loved it so much.

@I Can't Find My Bra: Outstanding work. :)


I liked Althea's concept. it was more young and editorial.


FormerlyAnon said: Maura, you're right. I was remembering some semi-rural strip mall salons "out in the county" that I remember from my N.C. roots - but while the general style is right, and the color not-so-far-off, I must admit that those women's hair was in much better condition! They were maybe not serving a cutting edge clientele but had some skills, since they could handle everything from the 8-yr-old's pixie cut to the 80-yr-old's standing appointment for a perm and all the holding-onto-helmet hair or Tanya/Dolly/Reba wannabes in between. Good for you, calling me on the pitfalls of the [unkind] sweeping generalization.

Well, after I posted, I reminded myself that both here, in a not-so-rural part of NC, and in my hometown in Central PA, I have seen lots of hairdressers with bad hair (as opposed to badass hair). I was just lucky enough to never work with them. And God knows I would never let one close to my hair with a pair of scissors. :)


I lost interest in the lame challenges and yawn-tastic designs long ago. The designers' conduct in competition is now the draw for me.

So butter my butt and call me a biscuit, I just joined Team Irina.

Irina knows who her real competition is now. You saw her get the eye of the tiger, there on the runway. The homestretch is going to be a flat-out, bit-in-the-teeth match race between two fillies. My money's on Irina.


me and the hubs bailed on last nite's episode and judging by this post, we didn't miss anything.

Just when I've been liking heidi's styiling this season, she has to go pull out something fug. Oh well, I guess it's back to short, tight and shiny for Frau Seal.

if season 7 doesn't have some color or character, I'm done with this show.


Just took a peek at the finale collections now that I know more about the designers this season. It looks like Althea, Dr. Carol Hannah and Irina are there. Lots of variations on this week's show, at least to my eye...

Plus Tanisha, Kalyn and Lisa are there.


I hated that outfit, but I was glad it won simlpy because it annoyed Irina.


I agree with "Something Witty Here" back at 10:30ish that Althea has better fashion concepts though Irina executes better. I think Irina's clothes look like standard mall/department store offerings. What is up with those brown tones? And the SIDES of her dress last night were wonky and ugly. Althea has better concepts.

Gordana's would have been much better if she rethought the length of the skirt, that's what made the coat look odd.


I had to stop watching the re-cap, those breasts and the nipple shields and that horrible top were just too sickening. Ugh. And why why WHY did she make darts (I think they're darts) right THERE on the top? Really? She needed *darts*? It's silk jersey! Cut it better and it will fit! It's not like she's trying to fit it on a 44DD size woman, which would need darts (but placed in a more flattering spot!).


Good grief, would someone get that poor model A BRA????


joyjoy said...

"Irina knows who her real competition is now. You saw her get the eye of the tiger, there on the runway. The homestretch is going to be a flat-out, bit-in-the-teeth match race between two fillies. My money's on Irina."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I think you're right. I think that either CH or Althea could beat her on a given look, but that for a complete Bryant Park collection she's more likely to combine design & execution in a winning way. Though I hope I'm wrong!

I DO think that taken out of the 1-2 day challenge environment, Gordana can compete with Irina, but it's not looking as though she's going to have that chance. Someone else will have to stumble in a big way, while Gordana has one of her better weeks, for Gordana to make the final three. And, sadly, that kind of wtf fluke is more likely to fall to Christopher, given how the judging has gone this season.

In my heart, I'd love for any one of the girls to beat out Irina. Irina (as edited, anyway) exudes a sense of entitlement that I don't think she's (yet) earned.


Doesn't Elly Mae realize her hair makes her look like a two-bit hooker after a very busy night in Buttsville? Yeesh. Get a hot oil treatment and some toner in there already.


I don't know, I can't get behind this. To me it looks like something you would wear when you're sick and loafing around at home. Elly Mae is a perfect nickname for Althea! I was never sure why people were calling out only Carol Hannah (who deserves it, but still) when her evil twin Althea is just as hoe-down. I can see her hanging out at the bar with a ciggy in one hand and a Coors in the other.

Anyway, this is going to be the most boring finale ever. They're going to manage to whittle it down to all boring designers in the finale and I am really not going to care which one ultimately wins. (They will be down to all boring models, too, once Matar goes home next week.)


Oh, good Christ! I just looked at the finale collections for the first time, and it is Adventures In Gigantor Sweater-land! Revenge of the Snuggie-Sweater Monsters!

So I guess that two of the finalists were "inspired" by their catfight over who invented big, sloppy sweaters.

PR Producers, this is for you: Stop trying to give us an idiotic eat-bugs-win-big "reality show" and bring back our Project Runway! Seriously, dudes. Re-watch the first three seasons. Do the next seasons just like those.

Otherwise, I think we're all outa here!


Ok, if Tanisha is wearing pasties, sweetheart needs to get some better ones, cause it looks like she's got mini plungers chilling on her nips. Blech!


I can not get over how good last night's ep. was. I swear to goodness I just sat there with my mouth open during judging. Heidi wanted Irina to win sososososo badly and Nina said no, so what happens in the end? Heidi is forced to PRETEND that SHE loved Althea's outfit best of all so much in fact, that she just HAD to have the one on the runway. THAT was the very definition of a shit eating grin right there.


I like the sweater but I think it and the tank top look just like something I could pick up at the grocery store (literally, Joe Fresh Style is sold only in grocery stores). The pants do actually look expensive but I think they're really ugly and most people who are not Heidi Klum couldn't pull them off. Plus I don't like how Althea abuses the boobs so. OMG AND THAT TANK TOP IS TOTALLY REMINDING ME OF EARLY BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Seriously, she wore tops like that with no bra all the time, and they were so cheap looking.
But yeah, yet again could have been an interesting challenge but I don't think they gave them enough time or money to bust out anything remotely interesting.


If I saw someone wearing this on the street, I would think it was frumpy and ridiculous. I would NOT think that it was high fashion. Or fashion at all. Yes, harem pants and that sort of thing are very in right now, but those pants -- maybe because they're black? who knows -- just read like sweats to me, and the boob issues were obviously huge. The sweater looked like something my 60 year old mother would wear. It was awful. Granted, there wasn't much to choose from last night, but Irina's design at least was fashionable, if a little cheap looking, and Carol Hannah made a perfectly inoffensive little dress. Althea's look? Consider me offended.


And HELLO Nick!!
"She just looks like a former model who married some rich guy".
That was either the MOST self unaware comment of all time to make in Heidi Clumes pressence or the most INTENTIONALLY HILARIOUS roast of a wicked mean blonde that I have EVER HEARD!
I mean, it was kinda genius! He should guest judge more often.


Don't you love the screencap of Uncle Nick and how the light catches his tie clasp at just the right angle? It's like his heart is bursting with light to be back on the PR set. :)


It solidified the opinion (for me, at least) that this batch of designers are the least talented bunch ever, when Heidi turned them around to see that hideous bunch of "winning looks" and we saw the awfulness in one fell swoop, too.

So very, very awful...

OT: I hate Irina with a searing passion because she looks and acts EXACTLY like my last boss who made me HAPPY to be laid off. In this economy.


I had trouble objectively looking at this look because Tanisha's boobies kept knocking me in the face!

But now that I can see them in a still image, I do think Althea deserved the win. But I still don't like the look only because I hate half of what is in style right now (I can't wear it!). Ten years ago, we would have been good.


I know I'm the minority here, but I think CH should have own. I'm "ok" with Althea winning, I guess.

And I love that her bitchness bit her in the ass. Go trust Irina and that's what you get.

I absolutely loathed Irina's outfit. Then again, I hated just the same last week. But I guess I'll hold my judgement of it to post on her entry.


That top is going to cost some people some time in Purgatory.


bitchybitchybitchy

mono said...
C. C. said
"I was completely turned off by the cattiness of the judges as they decided the designers' fates."

Yeah, me too. Nina was the only one able to give some constructive criticism. Hated the other three, with all the laughing, it was too much

10/30/09 12:01 PM

Please add me to the chorus. The cattiness and mean girls vibe was very strong last night, and very unattractive.


I think the outfit looks better in these photos than on the runway but I'm still not a fan of it - or the outfit it complemented. Honestly, when Tanisha was standing on the runway next to Althea all I could think of was who is that homeless person standing next to Althea? From that angle, the sweater looked like nothing more than a vastly oversized and stretched out sweater from Goodwill.

And I have to agree with C.C. The judges last night - including "Uncle Nick" - acted like mean girls. I was rather appalled.


Jaysus Mary and Joseph, they make STICK ON BRAS! We live in the future! they have beautiful, beautiful adhesives and plastics! USE THEM.


Does anyone else notice that her drawing is NOT what she created?

The bottom looks like a skirt not tight knee'ed baggy thigh/ass paperbag pants.

The top had shape and seams under the (properly positioned) breasts.

The JACKET looked like it was going to be a full puffy shawl-like jacket - not a droopy set of knits sleeves


HEY! Hands off Kerry Washington.

Met her a few times, and she's a total doll.


Someone seriously needs to rein in Tanisha's ginormous nipples. I couldn't even see the outfit because she poked my damn eyes out!


couldn't have said it better than:
GET THAT GIRL A BRA FOR THE LOVE OF BOOBS


I dont care if the pants are in fashion or not; they are FUGLY! And Tim was right to point out that they look like their ready for a diaper!

Other than that, the top and sweater are TERRIFIC so yea i suppose she deserved the win.........maybe.......i guess *shrug*


I was happy with her win, if only because of the expression on Miss "I invented the large sweater!"'s face when she realized her bullshit move FAILED. And, yes, Elaine (10/30/09 10:48 AM) is correct: Nina describing Irina's dress as cheap and slutty was the best part of last night. I wanted to smack Heidi for negating La Nina, especially considering Miss Pointless Guest Judge was her (taste-free) backup.

My reaction when I saw Althea's outfit coming down the runway?

WHAT DOES ALTHEA HAVE AGAINST BRASSIERES? #returnofthefloppyboobs

My boobies ached in sympathy.


We question why anyone would wear a skimpy tank top under a gigantic sweater, but it's fashion, darlings.

Funny, I was just thinking "that's Althea". Though at least this time she made it a little more interesting than plain tank top. I swear, though, if her Bryant Park collection is a bunch of jackets covering tank tops, I'ma gonna scream.

I don't even care anymore who won. I officially don't like Althea anymore (Oh noes, Logan copied my collar that no one could see under the hideous fur throw I had and everyone forgot anyhow! Oh noes, CH only ever makes dresses, now pardon me while I make another jacket covering another tank top!) and I've disliked Irina for a while and while I liked CH's dress I suppose her "only" making a dress meant she wasn't going to win because making three pieces is always given more of a tongue-bath than making a cute dress, and we all know Gordana is not going to win anything unless Heidi has an aneurysm regardless of whether or not it was any good, and Christopher's was just total fug (and I love you hon but please learn to edit) and while I kinda liked Logan's, I know that it's such a horrible sin to use an old silhouette except for when it isn't because it's "back in", which is arbitrarily determined, so I think the only reason I'm watching at this point is really just habit, and is this the longest sentence in the world or what?


It looked sloppy to me.


Like the sweater, hate the pants.


I did not particularly care for this look. That said, it did look like a companion to Althea's original look. It did fulfill that part of the challenge. Was it attractive or well made? Not really.

I can only imagine the backache those of us who are better endowed would have if we wore the tank tops Althea designed for those two outfits.

And it needed MUCH more color.


I had the same thought about the challenge - how much more interesting would it have been to take a losing look and redesign it?
My roommate has been watching the show with me - she's a newbie and I keep telling her about the amazing past challenges - car interiors! grocery store! plants! - and she asks, 'why aren't they doing anything interesting like that?' Sing it, sister.


I didn't like the pants at all or the boob flopping (yet again). The sweater was nice though. And hey, at least Irina didn't win.


Eh, I kind of liked Althea's--I'd wear the sweater and the whole look was in proportion. Irina's two pieces didn't really go together and the little strapless dress is looking passe to me. I've seen it and seen it and seen it.

Althea's pants aren't my thing, but I get the aesthetic--at least they were dark.

That said. WHERE'S THE GOD-DAMNED COLOR? I am so bored with black,white,neutrals that I could scream.

They're in La-La-land for pete's sake. People wear color there. It's allowed. Use it.

This was really the season to give the auf'd designers a second chance. There were a number--Epperson, R'mon, even Louise and chicken-boy--who could have done more interesting stuff.

No wonder the Bryant Park shows look so drab.


I haaate those pants. Hate. So unflattering and frumpy. My better half liked them, though. I'm still sick of seeing the same look from Althea, but the sweater was really nice.

But FCS would someone please put a bra on Tanisha?? She looks like her boobies are pissed off at each other.


How on Earth does a woman wearing a hot pink print shirt with ruffles on the placket, black bolero/jacket with diamonds on the elbows and shiny WTF are those things on her legs get to judge _anyone_?????

Whoever put her in that ought to be shot. Not kidding.


You've already been hit by the Snuggie brigade, I see. It WAS one of the most successful garments of last winter, so I guess Althea was on trend.

Whatever happened to "don't bore Nina?"


Womyn2me@aol.com

Um.

I have to say, who cares about the outfit?

Tanisha's nipples for the win.


Kris wrote: As for the pants, I am not a fan of the paper bag waist, but what I really hate is the tight knees and the angled, cropped hemline. WTF?

I agree with the tight legs combined with the paper bag waist -- if the pant leg had been wider, it would not have looked like my toddler's diaper + pants. Wrong proportions for me.

And yet another tank top? Very predictable.


When a stinker like this is the winner, it's time to cry. I get where she was going with the too-baggy jodhpur-style pant, but the tops she makes are so unflattering. Never mind that the poor model needs a bra, there's also a massive (and poorly executed) bust dart pointing right at the nipples. The sweater looked too droopy and sad for my taste. At least Irina's was interesting and seemed to be well-made...

-Anon1


okay - the execution on this outfit was aweful - it doesn't look like it fits right to me - especially the tank top. I do not like it. And Althea, though I like her - totally was taking from Irina. Irina was robbed!


Did not like this look at all. Those pants are hideous - Tim said it looks like they're meant for a diaper and he was right. Look at them from behind, they make the model look wide. And the sweater? Well, it's already been said several times. Snuggie. Oh, and tacky tank. Looks like a bunch of bra straps tacked onto an old cami.


The only thing I liked about Althea's outfit were the shoes so maybe the Macy's accessories wall should have been declared the winner.

And the only thing worse than the winning look was the judging. I love Uncle Nick, and I was pissed off even at him. Judging shouldn't be a contest of who says "I want to wear that" first. That's not much of a compliment given the outfit Heidi was wearing when she said it.

The guest judges this season have mostly been terrible, but this week was the absolute worst. Critique the garments, not the contestants, and say something that might be useful to them in their careers. Nick should have known better because he teaches design part-time, but he went right there with Heidi and Kerri. Even Nina couldn't stem the tide and succumbed at some point. I'm hoping Bunim-Murray takes a good hard look at this season and recognizes what went wrong.


C'mon, with all the straps that Althea had running all over the place not one of them had anything to do with supporting the girls?! The top was painful to watch on the runway and the pants were just unflattering.

Nothing screamed out "winner" last night. Not a fan of Irina, but her design was the most interesting I thought.


I Don't Blog wrote: How on Earth does a woman wearing a hot pink print shirt with ruffles on the placket, black bolero/jacket with diamonds on the elbows and shiny WTF are those things on her legs get to judge _anyone_?????

No kidding. I burst out laughing when she came out in that outfit, clothing exponentially fuglier than anything the contestants ever made. Yet she's a judge of fashion? Heidi's looked pretty awful this whole season, IMO, but she outdid herself with this combo.

Re: Althea's win... feh. Drab. Sloppy. Nothing new. The best thing I can say about it is that it did pair logically with that diaper-ready first outfit of hers. But, sweet tapdancing jeebus, I LOATHE pants like that, and I don't care whether they're "on trend" or not. Call me backward, but IMO the fact that designers are throwing some ugly shit down the runway some year doesn't make said trend either breathtakingly good-looking or worthy of adulation. There's often a thin line, I know, between being on trend and being a fashion sheep blindly following a foolish herd. IMO what makes the difference is taste, something Nina alone showed a bit of last night.

My last gripe -- please, PR judges, no more "me-likey!" decisions. Aside from the fact that such an approach smacks of arrogance ("If I want it, you know it's the best!"), such solipsism is killing the competition. Sure there's not much objective about fashion, but for the love of god and the health of PR find something bigger and more universal to go by than the fact that you'd personally love to wear that outfit.


I thought the outfit looked very chic. As for Irina's, it was a bit dated with the whole tight short dress. It's something that we definitely seen many times before


Gordana's jacket was cool, I mean have Nina and Heidi heard of Rick Owens? - not every kind of fashion choice has to be tailor fit for 16 year old models. And somedays you might want a fierce gray mod look with slack hair, like if you didn't feel all girly girl and you need to kick ass at your company and fire a bunch of people.

Althea's pants and top were heinous. The only person that looks good in those kind of pants are Thai or Burmese temple dancers. Irina had a real taste issue with that brocade. Chris has just lost his mind. Carol Hannah's design was bland and Logan's silver jeans couldn't save the day.


i'm not dorothy gale

I've developed Project Runway Syndrome. As soon as the first challenge is given my eyes start rolling...and they don't stop until the auf is given.

The only cure is the PR reruns on BRAVO.


The pants reminded me of Z. Cavaricci and sophomore year of high school.


Every week, I keep hoping someone will pull out a real design and every week it's the same. But this week....

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SUCH SUCK ASS ON THE RUNWAY????

From the start, my reaction was "Those RAGS are the WINNING looks?" The only one I liked was Gordana's. The rest were meh to terrible and the lack of color was horrifying displayed all together like that.

I'm sorry, Althea, you should be banned from making tank tops. You have no respect for the female body, which cracks me up since you were ripping Logan for his designs. WTF??? Most women of the world are not interested in looking like trailer park trash with their tits hanging out, bouncing all the hell all over the place with every step!

And that sweater does not look like your original drawing, which I think I would have liked if you could have pulled it off. It looks like a used blanket from an animal shelter. I think the Snuggie comparisons are being kind. Ick.

And then there's the pants. Who the fuck wears "paper bag" pants? Who? Without looking like a total and complete jackass? Tanisha looks foolish.

Can you tell I hated this look?

But the WORST part....is that TLo is fucking right that this was the best companion piece to the original piece of crap and therefore met the challenge the best.

That is one sad ass statement.

This season is like watching a train wreck. You just can't help it.


parula said...

No kidding. I burst out laughing when she came out in that outfit, clothing exponentially fuglier than anything the contestants ever made.


I posted my reaction in the other thread, but I think it bears reiterating: "When she made her entrance in that monstrosity I actually jumped away from the TV and yelled "Jesus Christ, what the hell is that??" as if a giant insect had just flew into the room."

Tom said...

The pants reminded me of Z. Cavaricci and sophomore year of high school.


YESSS!!! I knew they looked familiar!


These challenges are sooooo boring. Take a lesson from Top Chef. A least they can put a spin on things


I've been underwhelmed by Althea all season. She's not bad, but she has never done anything amazing. And I HATE that she won for:

a pair of diaper pants

a camisole

and

a Snuggie

I mean, come on!

I don't care if the pants are on trend or not. (And remember this was taped a long time ago, so maybe we have Althea to blame for them being they're on trend. Thanks a lot, girlfriend!) Almost no one would wear these pants! This is a case of people in the fashion industry oohing and aahing over something regular folks just don't get.

In the meantime, Carol Hanna's dress was to die for.


All day, I've had "Can't Touch This" running through my head but instead the words are "Won't Wear This".


asparagus lust

This season is over for me. If pure crap like this is extolled as a win, with the brainless "insider" Heidi calling the pants "genius" what's the point? All is lost already, the faux judges screwed the season out of its integrity. Add to that the worst PR designers yet and Hyde Date going off the deep end with her European compatriot hate and it has been awful. Tim G looks and acts screwed also, a fish out of water. Very bad report card.


those nipples are SCARY.


Love the sketch
Hate the outfit
the hole look is so messy and disheveled
hate pants like that

While Irina's look wasn't perfect, it was a hell of a lot better made and more expensive looking


Carol Hannah should have won. Irina is just a bitch, plain and simple. I wonder if the judges picked up on that and busted her by not giving her the win.


fashionablylate

Agree with the previous poster, the judging is just so so off this round, even Nina and Heidi just don't seem like themselves. A very weird transitional season. Hope next season will seem like the PR we know and love. Oh, and this look is ASS. Paper bag waists are just awful.


It's a great look. And those pants could have looked terrible so she gets points just for taking that risk.


HATED the pants. Horrible, and I cannot believe none of the judges commented on the bum in the pants. It's hard to make a model look like she has a saggy bum, but Althea did it. I was disappointed. And I mostly liked MeanIrina's ensemble, except the bottom of the skirt. Ninagahcia was right -- it was trashy. I kinda think Carol Hannah was on target this time, as far as looks go. But she's going to have to get her confidence up if she's going to beat Irina at Bryant Park. Carol Hannah needs Tim Gunn on her shoulder, talking her through it.


best part of the night for me: "i'll make a call about it." i've said that at least 29 times about... everything now. Although, "Cheap and Slutty" is a beautiful description of something I was obviously in the minority about.

worst part of the night for me: logan is from Idaho... WTF? Way to not be reppin' our potatoes, man. silver pants? nasty hair? "workin' on my car"? catty and unable-to-be-backed-up comments? (wait... that last one may be at least 87% Idaho).


Althea has breasts why is it that she cant fit a top over her models? In any other PR season all of the fools wouldnt have made it past the 3rd challenge.


I like Althea's look but don't understand her designing tops that don't allow for undergarments to be worn discreetly.

She knows Tanisha is well endowed and needs some kind of support or her girls will bounce around. Yet, she keeps putting her into tops that doesn't allow her to wear a bra, I can't figure why. Althea needs to watch "What Not to Wear" to understand the importance of foundation garments. Other than that, it's a great companion piece to her winning look.

The most entertaining part? Nina and Heidi exchange. "Short" draws Heidi like a magnet.


Althea's white top needed a lining. If the camis at the Gap come with a shelf lining, why couldn't Althea make one? they're not exactly rocket science to sew.


Ellie Mae was born around 1985. ( Prime MC Hammer time.) To her, parachute pants look fresh and new.

That's why certain trends keep coming back around every 20+ years or so, because younger designers haven't yet had the pleasure of wearing shoulder pads, high-waisted pants, pleated pants, platform shoes, whatever.

But I digress. Ellie Mae said she wanted to make her pants "perfect," because they were the key component tying her look back to the original winning design.

Evidently she didn't care so much about that white top. The close-up photos of it were appalling.

Several have mentioned the darts; well, I can tell by looking at it that those suckers were added after the piece was completed. Check out that bias tape running around the armhole. It looks like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle, all jaggedy and pieced together. Inexcusable.

She's worked with Tanisha's breasts for weeks now and that was the best she could do? To design and cut a strappy teeshit (Freudian slip, really) teeSHIRT with which Ms. T could not wear a bra, that didn't come close to fitting her, so that she would need to add darts to it at the last minute?

Has anyone, anywhere in the US purchased a teeshirt of any sort with darts in it? In any other season, Ninagarcia and MK would have verbally hacked that thing to death.

This is a major design error, yet Heidi and her guest judge want to wear the outfit themselves. That confirms Heidi's awful taste and lack of knowledge.

--Itsjustme


Ok so..pyjama pants..snuggie sweater..just stay in bed? or atleast put a bra on for god sakes


None of the designers from this season would have lasted with Siriano, Jillian, Rami, etc whatever season that was. The level of design is crapola. Althea enough of the boobage jiggling down the runway already! Irina, who makes Wendy and Mean Girl look like angels sadly is the only one who would have lasted with them.
Logan is delusional, he actually thought he had a chance at making it to the end???? Wow! Shirin should still be there instead of Christopher though, nice guy, but needs to go.


Althea's outfit was so phenomenally fugly, no wonder she opted to cover it up with an enormous sweater. Seriously, people, those diaper pants?! I personally thought she was going to end up in the bottom three for that crime against fashion. As it turned out, it was so crowded at the bottom there was no room for her, but the top prize?! Carol Hannah's exquisite entry was at least impeccably made and infinitely wearable. Her model looked utterly stunning going down the runway. If there's no cutting-edge fashion up there, the judges should at least choose the most successful design, and IMO that was clearly Carol Hannah's.


No. I just can't. It looks like Tanisha was at the office, caught the H1N1, and is now at home sick. I absolutely hate it.


Yes, of COURSE Althea's was the closest companion piece--because she makes the same effing design every week. HATED this! The sweater was better-made than most of her stuff, but the three pieces fought each other, and it was a mess. Althea needs to stop using boobs as her main accessory and learn how to complement them instead.


she looks like a bag women with attitude.


GothamTomato
10/30/09 10:41 AM

This season, in the absence of Duchess & LaNina, Miss Lamont has gotten more than a bit too full of herself and needs a little Nina smackdown herself.

Someone needs to remind Miss Lamont that she is, afterall, just A MODEL, and the Nobel Prize committee gives their prizes to people who make genetic discoveries, NOT to people who simply hit the genetic lottery.

--GothamTomato


Don't blame Heidi, GT.

If she brings a little joy into our humdrum lives, it makes us feel as though her hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'.


OH, loved the Lamont references! Thank you, GT and Anonymous.


hate these hammer pants, hate the constant no-bra-ness of althea's looks incl this one, hate the poor finishing of the looks this season with NO comments about it from the judges.


Why are there so many one-day challenges this season?

I don't think the designs would be better, but the clothes might've been better made!


Am I the only one who thinks that Althea kind of looks like Kirsten Dunst?


To think she got a PG13 shot EVEN WITH PASTIES!


can we move forward from spaghetti straps, please


haha, I second what Summer said at 10:34. Those pasties were seriously distracting. yikes.


Lily said...
"Am I the only one who thinks that Althea kind of looks like Kirsten Dunst?"
---
No! I think she looks like a cross between Dunst and Elyse Sewell.


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