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Dr. Whitfield

CH for the win!

Or at least, that's the way it should have gone.

Model: Lisa Blades

Not that we think it's a set-the-world-on-fire dress or anything, but it's cute and stylish, well-made and interesting. So of course the judges passed on it. Ah, Season 6, why can't we quit you?

Granted, we would have liked to have seen a dress that had something to do with the original design other than just its color. Even just a couple of sequins or a feather here and there would have been sufficient.

And granted, there's a minor titscrepancy there, but still. It was a sassy little cocktail dress with some interesting detail (and we don't mean the pockets).

Seriously, why was that the one thing the judges raved about? "Pockets! She really thought about it!" No, what we like, and what bumps this up from being a somewhat plain LBD, is the detail in the bodice.

What IS that, exactly? The doom and gloom lighting isn't helping us figure it out. Are they frayed seams? Pleats? Regardless, it's a technique Dr. Whitfield likes to pull out of her trick bag and it really helped the design this time.

Additionally, the look had some nice proportions to it. Love the skirt. It doesn't look like she took Tim's advice to use the green fabric underneath. We wonder why.

Edit: Apparently she did use the green. Chalk up its non-appearance to the medieval lighting.

Still, it was a solid entry from Alex's favorite designer and even though she doesn't get enough love from the judges, who have collectively decided that only Irina and Althea are deserving of their constant love, it's obvious that she's the constant #3. Think about it: she's rarely had a misstep at all in the competition. It's just solid work, week in and week out, without the technical issues of Althea or the occasional taste issue of Irina. Good job, Dr. Whitfield.

Extended Judging:


Tim Gunn's Workroom Critique:




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



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Actually, I thought the top looked like a cross your heart bra. And that isn't a compliment. But I do like the skirt.


well, though i like Dr. Whitfield more than the other two, it's certainly going to be the most bland finale ever.

*sigh*


Oh, Boys, Heidi says she used the green, and Nina refers to the iridescence in between. So I guess we just can't see it in the pix.


I liked this dress but wish the bodice would have been more fitted rather than loose on the model.


Does Lifetime need to bring in Dwight Eubanks to design and light a decent runway show?

Because geez, Louise, I've got a nice sized HD tv and I can hardly see the dresses.


I seem to remember the judges saying something about liking the "color" of the skirt, and I said, "Thank you, Tim!" Maybe the green didn't pick up in the photos?

(shrug) I could be wrong.


I like the dress from the back more than from the front. Still, Dr. Whitfield FTW!!!


I do like most of what she does, but man she gets on my last nerve with that constant, sentence-punctuating, nervous-sounding giggle.


Is it bad that I've completely stopped watching the show and just come here for the results? As much as I love Gordana this season has been so.... Blah.


It's hard to see, and I could be wrong, but it looks like some sort of trim to me, that was then wrapped around loosely for the (high) waistline.


Oh, I just now watched the workroom critique and I have to say I'm really impressed by how she talks about her process. She seems to be one of the view designers this season who can stand back and evaluate her work objectively. She also seems one of the few who can recognize when something isn't working, change direction and, yes, "make it work."


So glad you post these screen caps - it's the only way to actually *see* the clothes. And this one's worth seeing close up. I like it miles better than Irina's winning number.

But, in general, I WANT to love Carol Hannah's stuff. I just can't. I like it but I just can't work up any passion for it.


It was nice, but I bet it bored Nina.


And of course since it quite obvious that Dr. Whitfield is going to FW, Groznirina certainly believes that CH is not a real designer, much less belongs in the same room with her.

Isn't that what REALLY matters?


I thought she did use the green under the black, and it gave the dress an irridescent quality that was not apparent on the poorly lit runway.
I like the pockets and the fullness of the skirt, a pitty she didn't use a few feathers.
I agree this is not an earth shattering design, but neither was the winner. At least it doesn't look like something you wear on the day you are recovering from a nasty hangover (oversize sloppy sweater).
I agree Carol Hannah should have won.


If it's any consolation, I saw St. Tim early this morning clad in those lovely blue jeans, red checkered shirt and navy blazer dropping off his laundry --- I was dying to ask the laundress whether he folds his clothes before bringing them to the laundry.


mimzy, you're not the only one.

I'm too tired by that point in the week, and why watch when I can get more entertainment from the blog than the show itself?

I miss the days of S3 and S4...


I think CH should have won. Also can someone please help me out with the origin of her moniker Dr. Whitfield? Thanks.


Is it editing, or did Tim provide more direct guidance to Dr. W. last week? Both at Mood, in the fabric selection, and the green underlay (not that we could see it in the crummy lighting). Is Tim's role changing, or is he leaning to Dr. W??


I thought this was super boring. Available at any Macy's. Not a mess, but certainly not eyecatching. Which basically sums up my reaction to most of CH's work.


We often complain on this site about lenght... "It should have been shorter"... "It was too short"... "The length made if frumpy."

Well, the reason I like this is that the LENTH IS JUST PERFECT. It is what makes it fun and flirty but not ridiculous. Think about it. It is the lenght that makes this dress what it is. I loved it.


It's a simple dress, but it's really cute.


MEOW at 11:43:

I agree! Tim doesn't usually give such specific guidance. When he suggested using the green underneath... well, that was a huge help. I also wondered if in his Freudian way he is leaning her way.
Of course with editing, maybe he gives others more help that we don't hear....


Cute! I loved Tim's idea of the green underskirt and with the insanely poor lighting I actually THOUGHT I saw it on the runway, but maybe it was just wishful thinking or some optical illusion. It certainly isn't evident in these pics. As much as I like this dress I agree there is major titscrepancy - I fear the top looks like a Playtex Cross Your Heart Bra one cup size too large...

If the judges would stop over-praising Irina and Althea long enough they'd see that CH has actually done some really good work this season, often far more innovative and interesting than those two...okay, I'm too tired of this season to go on.

Nice work, Dr. W!


Maybe there is color SOMEWHERE this season, but the lighting on the runway has been so wretched that we can't see it.

Then again, the Runway O' Blackness was a problem over in the Bravo studios, too.

Boy, black/dark garments in darkness is quite the downer and frustration, especially when the screentime for the looks is all too brief to boot.

Agree that Carol Hannah had a nice garment here, and if the green contrast had been more definite, well... it would have been better all around.

Yup, this season is a yawner.

All the best,

NDC


When I saw the fabric selection that Dr. Whitfield had spread out on the table, I thought it really looked intriguing, the black against the green/blue(?). So her final look was a bit of a surprise because it didn't appear to have any color in it beyond black (what a shocker this season, black!)

Overall, however, I like this dress, the design details and thought in execution are fairly decent (except for the nod to Althea in the boob-fitting detail). Would have been quite happy to see this one win.

Am starting to root for CH for the Bryant Park win.

srq


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

Well, boys the entire season isn't exactly setting the world on fire, so why should the design of this dress be any different?

Don't get me wrong, like Brooklyn Bomber, I think she is the most articulate of this season's designers when it comes to assessing her own designs, limitations, and problems. I admire that.

I just wish this dress had a bit more 'oomph', especially since it was to be of a colletion that included the Mackie (or is that Mackie-ass?) dress.

BTW - What is up with Heidi and the boobies? She sees the girls bouncing around in CH's garment, but did we get that critique in Althea's? Oh, whatever - I give up on Frau Seal this season....


I did think the proportions or shape or whatever of the bodice and the placement of the waistline echoed the original dress nicely --from my decidedly nonexpert vantage point they definitely could pass for looks from the same collection. I wasn't surprised that the Doctor was in with this one, but I was surprised it wasn't the win; I think it ultimately suffered from "another nice little dress" syndrome with the judges.


Cute dress. But I'm still not sure why you guys keep calling her Dr. Whitfield.


This show needs a "primary colors" challenge. "Designers, you can only use red, blue and yellow in your garment." Watch their heads explode.


Anon 11:12 - She got the nickname b/c she tends to over think things (Whitfield) is her last name.

I really like this dress. I do wish the lighting would let us see the hint of green though! Hopefully they stocked up on light bulbs for the return to NYC. I would have given CH the win over Althea's inability to make something with a bra and Irina's mailorder bride outfit. I do wish she had worked the sequins in somehow to tie it to her previous work.


I did not love this dress - a black cocktail dress, how forward-thinking - but I liked how Lisa looked in it. Lisa is not my favorite model but this showed off her best assets, which is her long long legs.


Seriously, if we couldn't tell that she used color in an underskirt, what the heck...

This season is boring me to the max. I think if Heidi's "I would wear that" is the deciding factor, PR is over. I know some posters are tired of hearing complaints about Heidi, but seriously, she has done some damage to the franchise this season.


Agreed. Way cuter than the 2 sleazy sweater outfits.

I wasn't on board with Alex! and his CH love at first, but I get it now. And wonder how he was able to call it so early.

Despite her seeming to be 3rd behind Irritatina and the Valkyrie, I wouldn't be surprised to see Dr. Whitfield win this thang. And I'd like it, too!


Sewing Siren said:

"At least it doesn't look like something you wear on the day you are recovering from a nasty hangover ..."

Well put, darling!


I thought it was a cute little dress. If the bodice fit better and she used jet beading along the straps, maybe some of the detailing on the bodice itself, I think it would not only have made this entry stand out a helluva lot more, but it would have translated back to her winning look.


It is a testament to how drab and bland the color story has been this entire season that the judges raved about the "color" of this black dress. A buried layer of dark green does not make a compelling use of color!


Could not agree more. All the Althea/Irina love had me thinking it was just my personal taste that caused me to prefer CH's.

I do still think that it was valid to give the win to Irina for creating the feel of her two pieces being related. (Even if sticking to the challenge criteria during judging isn't really a PR strong point.)


Lilithcat said...
This show needs a "primary colors" challenge. "Designers, you can only use red, blue and yellow in your garment." Watch their heads explode.



I bet they would choose burgundy, navy, and wheat.


We could use of PRToon of what Heidi would wear. At least we might get some laughs out of this season.


Tamarama: "I wasn't on board with Alex! and his CH love at first, but I get it now. And wonder how he was able to call it so early."

Hmmmmm. . . .

Yes, I'm sure Alex!'s early crush was based entirely on his certainty that CH would be one of the better contestants. Just like Leanne. Gosh, he sure knows how to spot those talented designers!


They already did have a primary color challenge -- blue, and all we got was a lot of navy blue along with remarks about what a difficult challenge it was.


Ok, I didn't like Dr. Whifield's work at first because it was overworked, but she's settled down more and I admit to liking her work now. FYI, she put up pics on FB of a trip to Seattle to visit Logan. And she lives in New York, and now he's moving to New York. Oh Alex, I've afraid you may have struck out again. Sigh.


I agree, I couldn't figure out why the judges were going all orgasmic on pockets...

But this is a pretty dress, and I'd have given her the win over Irina's afghan-covered-granny-couch look in a heartbeat.

CH has been solid all year and so has her innate good taste; and the latter is sorely lacking in the two other ladies who are bound to be in the finale.


the dress is darling from the back!!


Someone made this dress before, in a lighter color, pockets and all, on a previous season of PR. I am racking my brain, but I cannot remember who.

I am considerably unimpressed.


This is a very cute dress. I like the design and the fabrics used.

It should have won. I am surprised it did not score higher.


I love it! Granted, it didn't blow my mind and it was hardly groundbreaking, but it's a cute little dress, and standing next to the rest of the designers' looks I think it blew the others out of the water.

Mainly b/c the others were all so bad.

It does crack me up, though, that Heidi couldn't stop looking at Lisa's boobs bouncing all over the place, but had no comments (unless they were edited out?) about Tanisha.

They have got to do something about the runway lighting, though, if the green was visible to all of the judges but not to us at home, even in the closeups!


What I will say about CH is that she has managed to make her model, Lisa, steadily more attractive as weeks go by through sheer force of will, styling and her designs.

Not since a younger Marcia Gay Harden have a seen such a slightish resemblance to Miss Ava. So good on you, Dr. Whitfield. And your personality doesn't suck raw eggs, either.


Babydoll dress with pockets. Cute, well-made, but nothing groundbreaking, certainly.

I like CH, though. Her clothes are generally cute, and she looks like Pam Beesly.


The comment about jet beads is spot on, but ...there's never (well, hardly ever) been the opportunity for the designer to go back to mood to tweak their designs.
(The hardly ever could include the season where Cris and Christian did the ruffle dress and were then sent back to get additional fabric to make a second look.)

I'd like to see challenges with the opportunity to tweak. Maybe an early three week challenge where no one is eliminated, but where they get critiques on two successive nights and then present a look that is to be both polished and finished. Then eliminate the three worst.


Brooklyn Bomber said...
Yes, I'm sure Alex!'s early crush was based entirely on his certainty that CH would be one of the better contestants. Just like Leanne.

You mean it ISN'T about her design skills?!? But...but...but... then why does he like her so much? [/irritating obtuseness]


Despite the lighting problems, at least Bravo had HD. Lifetime doesn't.


This was my favorite look easily in a season of bland and/or confounding looks, with a few exceptions like Irina's newspaper coat dress. I really despised Althea's pants and the crazy jiggle boob top.

I'm hoping that the producers have used this season wisely to get their footing and see what is and isn't working from casting to challenge ideas to time constraints for challenges to the need for Michael and Nina's presence (I know they did at least get the message on the last one.)

I think I'm going to give up on the finale since I already have heard it's blah and I have you guys and you have consistently entertained me more than the show itself this season.


The dress was pretty cute, though really by any other season's standards that look shouldn't have been so stand out. I wish the green was more apparent on tv, because it seems to have added to the look.

I find it funny that Heidi is yet again obsessed over boobies, but is forever overlooking Althea's issues!


Nancy, are you thinking of Chloe's 11th piece for the finale of season 2? I remember how they went on & on about it having pockets.


It's cute enough, but I wouldn't say it is a winner. I believe I have read that Tim offer a lot of guidance in the design and construction process, they just don't show much. As a seamstress, I have always wanted to see more of this process!

CH has been fairly consistent and never on the bottom (yes?) but her EYE makeup is HORRIBLE! Someone help her!!!!!!


Nancy
said:

>Someone made this dress before, in a lighter color, pockets and all, on a previous season of PR. I am racking my brain, but I cannot remember who.

I thought the same thing while watching the show: was it Chloe's 13th look -surprise look- in the finale?


Good lord I'm bored. Bored with this dress, bored with this whole season. Bored with the lighting; bored the judging; bored with the manufactured drama. Bored bored bored.

I sure hope Season 7 gives us something more exciting. And to add insult to injury, the stoopid World Series is bumping Glee off the air. Again!


not sure if has it been mention, but for me one of the big season issues is the complete lack of color. everything seem to be whites, grays and blacks, not very 'flashy' TV colors.

FIG


Tamarama, I know--I just can't figure it out, either! xo


see here for the origin of "Dr. Whitfield" in context:

http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/2009/08/blonde-non-blonde-blonde.html


It was a sassed up LBD. Good, but I can see why they gave the win to someone else.


Thank you TLo for mentioning the judges attitude toward CH. I was wondering if it was just a pet peeve of mine. While I think Althea and Irinia are good, she has not received enough attention.


For the Win? That dress fit her boobs like a runway model fits plus size clothing... that is, not at all. Hasn't she worked with the same model all competition? She didn't realize that the model isn't a C cup? I do like the back, but I think this was right where it belonged. There wasn't enough interest to push it to the top. Pretty basic entry, to me.


I liked this dress very much, fit issues aside.

Of course, it's black. AGAIN. Black, black, black, bluckety-bluck black. BLEAH!

Looks like something hot chicks would wear to an Irish funeral. Or what a Goth girl would wear as her own wedding dress. Or like something Drew Barrymore would wear when she just wants to feel girly girly.

It's a very pretty, bouncy, youthful and sophisticated look. Dr. Whitfield has a talent for feminine details, and it shows.


Gorgeous Things said:
Good lord I'm bored. Bored with this dress, bored with this whole season. Bored with the lighting; bored the judging; bored with the manufactured drama. Bored bored bored.

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I, too, am incredibly bored, bored, bored with this season. I don't care whether I watch this show or not, and I used to make sure the HDTV was all mine on PR nights. Now, I'm lucky if I can stay awake until 10:30.
Dr. Whitfield's LBD was cute, but I can find that dress anywhere from TJ Maxx to White House Black Market to Macy's. BORING.


She's such a sweetie.

My favorite part of this episode was when Tanisha saw the dress and spontaneously exclaimed "Oh, how cute!" (or similar). Althae's reaction to THAT was woah -- I guess she's a little worried about CH competition.

And you're right - CH shoulda won.


I really wish I'd been able to see the green/blue beneath the black. I'll bet it gave this very basic cocktail dress the extra uumph it needed (I would've loved to have seen the bodice a bit more fitted to the model's actual size) It's very cute and wearable and can flatter any number of figure types.

Dr. Whitfield is a doll and has proven "slow and steady wins the race." Hopefully, it will get my girl a place at FW. Love my little "constant #3!"

- edina -


I thought the similarity was the diamond shapes of the cups of the top.


I wish someone would explain the whole "Dr. Whitfield" thing. She's not a doctor, so what's the deal?


Let's face it, this season of PR got caught in litigation purgatory and it seems to have affected every aspect of the show from the judging to the designs to the manufactured drama. While I have yet to see the Bryant Park collections, from what I've heard even that aspect of the show will suffer. How sad for all these designers/contestants to be selected for this amazing show and then have this as the outcome!!

I'll continue to watch but I think the powers that be better get their act together for season 7... I'm not sure how much more of THIS we can take!!


I don't understand what people are so excited about with this dress. It's boring. It's black. It has some more black strips over the black bodice. That's it. Blah. I liked Logan's more than this one. It certainly didn't deserve to be in the top two or the winner.


Some bodice detail and suddenly it's top three? BFD.

In a lot of ways, this dress defines season six: not technically bad, just boring boring boring.


"Ah, Season 6, why can't we quit you?"


i keep asking myself the same question.


Blogger Gorgeous Things said...

Good lord I'm bored. Bored with this dress, bored with this whole season. Bored with the lighting; bored the judging; bored with the manufactured drama. Bored bored bored.

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Never mind Nina, DON'T BORE THE FANS!!!!

What has happened to this show?

Recently watched the repeats of Jay's Season and it seemed so rich, exciting, full and fast paced. It showed the process as well as the personal drama, as annoying as the whole Wendy Pepper thing was. The show seems to have the same ingredients, but it's just not as good.

I may take to skipping the show, and only reading the recaps here.

I say make TLo regular judges. That would be fabulous and give the show the boost it needs.


While there was a decided amount of ass on the runway, I felt this was the strongest of the meh-to-omigawdmaeyes presented, in spite of the titscrepancy. I'm not a huge fan of Dr. Whitfield, but she did produce the only look I liked outright (if I didn't love it, and if it needed some further work, and so on). It wasn't as close to the original design as Althea's and Irina's were to theirs, but I felt Dr. Whitfield kept enough to make it work (ha), including the bustline. It was cute, and I got the feeling it was more impressive in person than it was on my television with their crappy lighting. While it wasn't a wow, it was definitely less ass than those ridiculous pants of Althea's (and Althea's titty problem was far worse), and much higher taste level than Irina's fugly-fug dress.

Again, the judges were WRONG. Maybe not crack-smokingly so, but, still.


BORED. Pockets? BORING. Black cocktail dress? BORING. Bodice details I can't make out? BORED. Every g-damn entry this entire season? BBBBOOOORRREEED. Yeah...why can't I quit this show either? PR love dies hard...and this season has almost killed it. Last gasps...barely breathing...


Carol H for the win of the whole dang competition. Just let it be over soon.


I had never been on the CH boat, ehat with the "ya'll" and "people are really surprised by what comes out of my mouth... what were we talking about, again?" Nonetheless, I do think she has winning potential, given whats left of the competitors, and I find her aesthetic very pleasing.
Really... I just HATE oversized sweaters, and it smells like they will pour down like a plague on BP.


I think the Doctor has been overlooked for the win two or three times this season. She seems to have more of a designed look to her clothes, IMO (less off-the-racky)--her "bag of tricks", I suppose.

I think that the shape of the neckline is the reference she made to the other dress; that and the color. The lighting has definitely been against her. Are they using the same lighting designer as The Fashion Show? Or is this their new "going green" initiative?


BTW, Lifetime's official show website makes it infinitely easier to see things with the Rate the Runway feature -- once you let the image load, when you move the cursor over the image, this bubble thing comes up in which you get a closer zoom view. Of course, the lousy lighting on the runway still makes it hard to see things, but I can see more of the details there than I can in the still photo or on the TV show itself.

Still seems awfully simply and a wee bit dull to me, but at least I can get a better look at the bodice detailing T.Lo. are praising.


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ... Wha? Yeah, it's fine. It's a little dress.
I'd say middle of the pack except that everything seems middle of the pack this season.


Good lord, people:

Pat said...

I wish someone would explain the whole "Dr. Whitfield" thing. She's not a doctor, so what's the deal?


Anonymous 1:07 PM said...

see here for the origin of "Dr. Whitfield" in context:

http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/2009/08/blonde-non-blonde-blonde.html


Cute enough, but hated the top - I can't say why, but it just didn't seem to fit correctly.

GOD, PLEASE BRING BACK CHRIS MARCH AND SOME HUMAN HAIR! Anything? Please?

Ms_flyover


I dunno, guys, under the catwalk lighting, the bodice looked kind of like huge inverted nipples. The bust fit in general was pretty abysmal. At least in these photos, I can see more of the detail and it looks far better up close.

The skirt was too stiff and whooshy, but yeah, this was a cute little dress overall and could have won the ep.


I can't believe I forgot that this dress lost to a saggy-butt pair of diaper pants. What was I thinking? Of course this should have won.

So many unmemorable looks this year. Even the bad ones just sort of land on the runway with a small fart.


I don't wanna like her--she's such a doofus and her giggling frays my last nerve--but she should have won this challenge, hands down. A cute, flirty dress with some nice details floating in a sea of design blech.

Dr. Whitfield wuz robbed on this one.

But aren't we all pretty sure she ends up in the final three at Bryant Park anyway?

Ho-hum.... ZZzzzzzz.....


I can't get over the fact that this dress looks like a plus size bra with a skirt.


I thought the top was very ill fitting. It looked like the dress was too big for her.


Cranky Old Fart

A flirty, cute dress that I SO wish had been made in a color, even Gordana's grey, so that we could see the details. And I'm also SO VERY TIRED of the continued creation by all the designers this season of backless outfits, for which no bra on earth exists.

Next season, hope for some challenges like no black, brown, grey or white. Oh hey, that means (designers shudder) color! And MUST be able to wear a normal bra with the look created.


Solid work, week in and week out, with few wins, is what got Jay the win in Season 1...


Glad to have a second look at this——

Had been thinking that this was the first episode, the first ever, in which I disliked everything that came down the runway——

This, I admit, I do not dislike: it is cute.

But that is really not saying much...


Boring and lame. What's up with the boobage?


I would wear that.

And, Kojii would have looked so much better in this dress than walking-zombie Lisa.

I hope CH snags christopher's model when he's eventually aufed.


It's a cute little dress, very chic, young and I love the pockets.


This is the best they can do this season?


Just read this week's Entertainment Weekly, and in a story about what's wrong with Project Runway, it said that the show has lost about one million viewers since its premiere this season.

I think that represents more than 25% of its viewership. (I could go get the magazine; it's just in the other room, but I'm pooped and the numbers are close enough.)

The story mentioned the absence of Nina and Michael as a major problem, but it didn't get into the Kluminator's horrible attitude and the pathetic challenges this year.

So, all of you people who are bored to death and aren't watching the show anymore, you are not alone.

--Itsjustme


I have tried to despise and sneer at Carol Hannah ever since Alex! revealed his heartfelt devotion to her (yeah, I know. I'm a sad, sad case), and ever since she did her giggly ditzy thing in the first episode "everyone thinks i'm dumb because i'm blonde....er...heeheehee"

But I am grudgingly coming to accept that she may be the best of a truly mediocre bunch. Utterly serviceable and mundane, but at least mostly well-made and with some style - this seems to be the height of success for season 6. if the criteria is "i can buy it at macy's," then CH has the win in the bag.


hopefully the doctor will lift her game now that logan's no longer there to distract her


Itsjustme said...
Just read this week's Entertainment Weekly, and in a story about what's wrong with Project Runway, it said that the show has lost about one million viewers since its premiere this season.

I think that represents more than 25% of its viewership.
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Good lord!! I would hope that losing a quarter of their viewership would lead to some major hand wringing, head rolling action. I have hopes for season 7 (since it will be back in NY with Nina and Michael etc.) but if it is just a rearranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic, then I guess I'll jump ship, too.


Yes, I'm sure Alex!'s early crush was based entirely on his certainty that CH would be one of the better contestants. Just like Leanne. Gosh, he sure knows how to spot those talented designers!

Heh. Well, as one of the few in Alex's corner on both counts very early on, I'd like to think it was all about an eye for talent. Cuz otherwise, we have the same taste in... which, no. Yeah, it was definitely talent.


"oversized Playtex bra" is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this dress. But The Good Doctor gets some slack. She said she could have adjusted the fit if she'd had ten more minutes. These people need more damn time for the challenges.

Still, it was a solid entry from Alex's favorite designer and even though she doesn't get enough love from the judges, who have collectively decided that only Irina and Althea are deserving of their constant love, it's obvious that she's the constant #3. Think about it: she's rarely had a misstep at all in the competition. It's just solid work, week in and week out, without the technical issues of Althea or the occasional taste issue of Irina. Good job, Dr. Whitfield.

Good job indeed, boys. She keeps her head down and does the work. As Brooklyn Bomber mentioned, she thinks about what she's doing, and can articulate it, and she's not afraid to admit when something isn't working. (hmmm, maybe she's smarter than we thought, and she deserves to be called Doctor.)

On top of doing consistently solid work, she also gets more adorable every week.

Count me as irritated that Heidi called out the boob problem on this dress, but continues to ignore Althea's inability or unwillingness to keep her models' breasts under control.

Assuming that Gordana won't make it to Bryant Park, I'm rooting for Carol Hannah to win.


The more I look at this dress, the more I like it and wish it had been better-appreciated by the judges. I think the problem is that the details are too subtle, and the color is kind of meh.

On the other hand, the more I look at Irina's and Althea's entries from this episode, the less I like them. Huh.





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