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Launch My Line S1E3: Congrats & Goodbye

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Hey kids! It's Rancho Fabuloso TM Dan and Dean! In this special collector's edition boxed set, the globetrotting fashion pixies come complete with Rancho Fabuloso TM fashion ensembles and one animal companion for each, Lloyd the Llama and Zoe Zebra! Mix and match!

Lloyd the Llama and Zoe Zebra's Rancho Fabuloso TM fashion ensembles sold separately.

Kathy & Emil

Yeah. Those were the looks on our faces too.

"I like a little sage rolling when I'm creating because I feel like that's just when the ancestors come and spirits flowing through..."

"Your ancestors are drying out my contacts. You think maybe you could all catch up some other time?"

Kathy, no one likes to hear this, but your ancestors have questionable taste.

Aw, we're being harsh. It's not that bad. Wouldn't have been our pick for the win, but certainly salable and wearable with some style to it.

We're not supercrazy about the top.

And that belt. It pains us. The fabric choices were a great idea, but the way they utilized them - that faux primitive that's so hard to do well without looking cheesy - wouldn't have been our choice.

But the back is sexy and overall the look has nice proportions and a toned-down style. We're sure the halls of your ancestors are filled with cheering as they all catch up on their reality television viewing, Kathy.

Kevin & Akiko


Ugh. THIS one.

Not an awful person. Certainly we've seen far worse personalities rear their heads on reality television. Just absolutely the wrong personality for this type of show.

For one, his only concept of fashion design is what would look good on the floor next to the bed.

For another, he somehow got the idea that a fashion competition (normally a place for behind-the-back bitch-talking and vows-to-destroy in the Alexis Carrington mold) called for Survivor-esque smack-talking and fist-pumping. It got old super-quick and we predicted in the first episode that his elimination would come exactly when it did.

Props to Akiko for handling Kevin with professionalism and a sense of humor. She could have easily become offended or put off by his antics, but she dealt with them exactly the way they should be when the cameras are on you: dryly and with a roll of the eyes. It couldn't have been easy for her to remain drama-free, but she managed it.

Yikes.

I Dream of Jeannie: The Meth Years.

To be fair, the collar's got some interest.


But man, everything below that is a tragedy in clothing form.


He was actually very sweet in his post-elimination comments when he talked about his daughter. He just came into it with the wrong game plan is all.

Well. That, and the fact that he had no real fashion or design sense.


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59 comments:

I am not going to argue that Kevin's garment was a good one -- it wasn't -- but even the legally blind could tell that it wasn't the worst garment on the runway. That prize goes to Patrick. Let me put it this way: if a friend of mine walked into my party wearing Kevin's jumpsuit, I'd think it was unflattering, and question her judgment for purchasing and wearing a satin jumpsuit of any type. If she walked in wearing Patrick's, I'd get out the first aid supplies, because the only explanation possible for that mess would be that she was attacked by the alligator that lives in the pond by the guest parking lot.


NotaMondayGirl

"If she walked in wearing Patrick's, I'd get out the first aid supplies, because the only explanation possible for that mess would be that she was attacked by the alligator that lives in the pond by the guest parking lot."

BWAH!!

I think Summer nailed it on the alligator embossed head.


"I Dream of Jeannie: The Meth Years"...LOL!!!!! Last night's show was brutal. Can't wait to read your take on Patrick and CHDQ. Could there possibly be any more eye-rolling and tongue-clicking? I think not.


I wish Patrick had Akiko as his "expert" instead of that CHDC with no taste.


I also think Patrick's was worse than Kevin's, but I was worried My Little Dandy was going home. Roberto was the one who ruined it. It was like being 12 years old and letting your 8 year old sister trim your hair. It starts out below the shoulders, and by the time it's evened out, it's just below the ears.

Kathy's jumpsuit did have some nice features (for a jumpsuit), but Marilyn's was 10 times better (for a jumpsuit). I get a little worried when the words "romper" and "jumpsuit" are part of a challenge.


I'll get to Patrick when that post comes up, but I can't really argue with the choices made.

Look, we all know it's going the "what sells" route, so I know that I've had to rethink some things.


Well first of all - the challenge was they had to make onesies, rompers, jumpsuits? REALY? Who expected quality to come out of that? (Espeically mostly shiny fabric?)
What I thought might have worked would not have been easy in the challenge WITH THE LEAST TIME!! I would have thought that a jumpsuit with a safari flair - a collar, button down placket, chest pockets, etc.

And I do agree that Patrick's was hideous - and I hope I am not giving him TOO much of the benefit of the doubt - I cringed watching CHDQ start cutting and cutting and cutting the fabric off the model at the last minute.

Kevin irritated me in the first episode, but I thought he showed better in the second episode. I think his "pro" was a bit too hands off (when he asked for her opinion she wouldn't even give an opinion). But this was a pretty bad outfit....

Kathy - I cracked up at the Drying up the contacts comment! Yes it was messy, but I do think the wider legs helped it look a lot less ridiculous than most of the outfits. Still hate the fraying of the fabric, though.


I was waiting for TLO to lambaste the show for the strange challenge:

here are baskets.
* In the baskets are napkins.
* Inside the napkins you will find.... food.
* Got all that? well, that isn't your challenge.
* NOW, here are you animals.
* Design somthing inspired by the animal. But don't be too literal..

*** Oh, look a jumpsuit that uses a little zebra material. That is SO INSPIRED by a zebra! yes, you win!


How about this idea?

use the experts like the models. After each challenge, you get to switch experts, winner chooses first. That way, the experts would want to actually buckle down and do their work, and we could get rid of the CHDQ


Patrick's was far worse.
It's resembled something a snake vomited.
Kevin & his type served his purpose & was eliminated accordingly.
Summer, you're Hilarious!
Switching everything up as suggested would be awesome!


Anon - I was thinking the same thing. Borrow the velvet bag of random buttons and reassign those experts!!

and Summer, LOL @ alligator attack


I'm still trying to figure out how Kevin took a size 0 model with a totally flat stomach and somehow managed to make her look five months pregnant.

The animal connections were enough for a challenge; why did they also have to make onesies? Too many elements to make a good challenge, if you ask me.


Hey kids! It's Rancho Fabuloso TM Dan and Dean! In this special collector's edition boxed set, the globetrotting fashion pixies come complete with Rancho Fabuloso TM fashion ensembles and one animal companion for each, Lloyd the Llama and Zoe Zebra! Mix and match!


ROFL.


As much as I love Patrick, the judges should've sent him home. His "design" was HIDEOUS!


I hope your lawyers are in touch with those of the Fashion Pixies and the show's producers. There are Rancho Fabuloso collectible retail products to be positioned here, should the show make a 2nd season, and I wouldn't want you two to miss out.


That ass is insane.


A LOT of fugly on the runway, but I didn't mind Kathy's that much. I felt bad for Kevin, but since we knew Patrick wasn't going anywhere, he was the chosen one.


I haven't quite figured out what the deal with this show is yet. I know they're trying to stay as far away from the PR premise as possible, but there's something that's just a bit off here. Did the "designers" have to audition? Some of the casting choices are bizarre, to say the least. I think they should have insisted that only people with some artistic vision end up on the show. I vote that we fast forward the season to the end and let Merle and Louanna duke it out for the win. They're the only ones who seem to have their act together.


My favorite part of the episode was in the beginning when D2 announced they had shorter timeand everyone gasped in disbelief, despite the clock being directly in front of them.


Yes, there were alot of elements to that challenge.

"Faux Primitive" -- thank you TLo, I've been looking for a concise term for that. OH - and it sucks. I couldn't believe that Krazy was so fixated on zebra fabric even AFTER the wonder twins reminded her to be less literal.

Kathy drives me absolutely insane. I freaking HATE people like that -- all wrapped up in phony spiritual bullshit that she thinks everyone should be impressed with. Not Impressed. (but another reason to love Merle!)

Patrick staying over Kevin?. If you have 2 crappy outfits, and the tie-breaker is "how cohesive is the whole line?" -- I'm ok with that, it makes sense.

I also suspect that the producers know how much trouble Patrick has been having with the horse's ass, and cut him a bit of a break this time...it's not like Kevin was going to win if he survived this challenge.


For one, his only concept of fashion design is what would like good on the floor next to the bed.

THANK YOU!

I mentioned last week that I was surprised no one had anything to say about Kevin's whole "I know what men want to see on a woman's body" speech. I'm sure he could do well with a clothing line....but really only designing for people like Lil' Kim. Or hookers.


Marilyn was robbed; her design was far more sophisticated, even if a little boring. I'm fine with Kevin going home, he does not have what it takes to be a fashion designer.


I don't think Kevin's was the worse, but he wasn't going to win anyway & there's still plenty of entertainment to be made off team Dandy. I just felt sorry for Kevin's model having to walk with a wedgie that deep could not have been fun.

Kathy needs to shut up with her incense burning, faux tribal crap. Way not to be too literal; your animal was a zebra, you used zebra print AND you styled your model to look like a zebra right down to the white eyeshadow.


Yes kind of sad that it basically came down to Kathy and Marilyn's. I liked Marilyn's better since it was better tailored but in fairness Kathy's design was bolder

Glad Kevin was ousted. Got on my nerves from the get go. Patrick's was worse but at least he knew it

FRank


"Lloyd the Llama and Zoe Zebra's Rancho Fabuloso TM fashion ensembles sold separately."

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
< big gasp for air > HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!


I loved the collar on Kevin's, but the rest of it, not at all. Of course, I didn't like any of the entries last night. I HATE one-piece outfits on general principal. That principal being, if I can't go to the bathroom without having to get completely undressed or fear dropping a portion of it in the toilet, it is not a successful garment.

OK - rant over:)


No, my favorite part of the episode was the placement of the chinchilla.

-J


What a weak week, design-wise. I didn't love Kathy's pantsuit, but I can't think of any outfit I preferred to it. Maybe I just don't like one-pieces. And other than the uber-literal ones, I didn't see the "inspirations" in almost any of the designs!

I did like the back on Kathy's, though.

Even though Kevin's wasn't the worst outfit on the runway (but certainly it wasn't good), it was definitely his time to go. This is a show about launching a line, so I thought their rationale for eliminating him (that both Patrick and Vanessa had cohesion and potential customers but Kevin did not) made a lot of sense.

Akiko sure does seem classy, though, and I hope that she has a successful career.

And I loved whatever girl-judge it was that said that she wouldn't want to grab Kevin's model's ass!!!

(I have sooooo many comments about Roberto's look - b/c let's face it even Patrick admitted that the final product was not Patrick's look at all - and I can't wait until you get to it!)


Maura said: Roberto was the one who ruined it. It was like being 12 years old and letting your 8 year old sister trim your hair. It starts out below the shoulders, and by the time it's evened out, it's just below the ears.

Too true!


HA about Rancho Fabuloso. Dean and Dan look absolutely fabulous in every setting.

Also, maybe someone could help me out with this, but while I understand that the instructions involved "do not make a dress" I do not recall any rule that said they should make a jumpsuit. Is there any other reason that 90% of the runway looks were jumpsuits?


"I do not recall any rule that said they should make a jumpsuit. Is there any other reason that 90% of the runway looks were jumpsuits?"

It had to be a one-piece garment, but couldn't be a dress...


Didn't Ethel Mertz have a housedress with a neckline just like the one on Kevin's "Jeanie the Meth Years" creation?
Again and alas, wrong design won, wrong design lost.
On to the actual challenge. This was such an incredibly goofy challenge, I found myself questioning my sanity by the time the intricacies of the challenge itself were fully explained. They WERE fully explained, right?? I'm STILL baffled.


ITA: Everything you said, Hannah. The casting for thjwas bizarre. In some areas, the show seems well-thought out and together, but in others, it's very ill-conceived. Case in point; last night's challenge and the way it was revealed. What a waste of footage. It was neither clever nor amusing. And as sweet as The Dandy is, his and Roberto's jumper/dress/jumpsuit was a crime against fashion. They really should have been eliminated. While Kevin's was ill-conceived (like all of his entries in the competition), it certainly wasn't nearly as bad as Patrick & Roberto's emerald diaper-cover.

- edina -


"Anonymous said...
No, my favorite part of the episode was the placement of the chinchilla."

I like the LIVE chinchilla - such a cute animal!
The faux-fur cullottes? Add the Faux Primitive belt and you've got yourself a very fashionable outfit for a teenage Neanderthal girl.


I'm now glad I missed the episode, as I would have thrown things at the screen. Oh, how I loathe the "stylish" jumpsuit craze. The clothes I saw in the previous two episodes were unbelievably fecking ugly, and it looks like things didn't improve any this week. Disappointing, as I like Dean and Dan, and I like the idea of creating a new piece of the line each week, and the other limits they put on the so-called designers, but the challenges and the drama are not nearly interesting or amusing enough to get me to ignore how awful the clothes are. There's no point in any of the contestants winning anything, as none of them have any damned talent. This is like the fashion version of American Idol. Karaoke couture. Barf.


I like that line about he's very confident in everything he does, he just doesn't know anything.

I also thought the back of that outfit kind of looked like the back of a llama.


I was sad that no one made overalls. Wasn't that mentioned as a possible "one-piece-garment-that-isn't-a-dress"? I mean, animals? picnic baskets? feed? This challenge was begging for overalls.


And did Nicole Kidman's makeup artist do his model? White under the eyes a trend?


I haven't seen the episode yet, but now I'm a bit afraid...I *hate* jumpsuits. Maybe I'm just too practical with my fashion choices and prefer to be able to do things like...oh, I don't know...use the bathroom without too much effort?? Plus, I can't think of anyone over the age of 2 who would think of wearing or buying one, but maybe I don't know the right people :P


Anybody notice that they lowered the judges chairs? Our little gremlins don't have to swing their 'widdle feet anymore - they can touch the ground!


I can't recall ever having seen so much shiny fabric in one place at one time (fabric stores don't count).

And they nearly all looked alike! Baggy pants, baggy top, belt. Patrick's wasn't like that, but only because Roberto went crazy with the scissors at that last minute.

If this were PR6, there'd have been a whole lot of "he stole my design!" going on.


Please forgive me since I'm not really watching this show but are you telling me the first look won??


I could just snuggle Emil all day but I would not let him pick my clothes.


LMFAO....as usual!


Sweet zombie jesus the runway was full of insane crotches and butts. I have never cringed so hard at my tv before, at least not when I had control of the remote.

Obviously Kevins model had time to partially pick out her wedgie between walking and judging. That looked painful.


Haha As soon as the show aired I was dying to see what was going to be written about the animal challenge. I am glad Kevin is gone, my husband who has no fashion sense knew Kevin shouldn't have been on that show.

One pieces outfits are for babies not grown women.

to DuBois, I sooo agree!!!
*I HATE one-piece outfits on general principal. That principal being, if I can't go to the bathroom without having to get completely undressed or fear dropping a portion of it in the toilet, it is not a successful garment. *


No, no. The Llama was named Bob. "Big Money Bob," if I remember correctly. Maybe he could come with some bling to wear around his neck...


yeah! ho! wah!

may i just point out that akiko is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS? i will miss her, if only because i enjoy looking at her so much. no, im not straight thankyouverymuch, i just enjoy looking at beautiful people.


This challenge was just stupid. Just in case designers did not hear it....WOMEN HATE JUMP-SUITS...!!!!!We do not want to wear them or see them. We do not think they work in any situation. The loosing design was bad, but not the worst. Summer nailed it. I love the Dandys, but they should have been thrown off. But (I know you are all shocked) this show is not about talent. Mr. Mogul was too boring and all that Dandy fighting (meow) was just too much fun to let go. I think I may be done with this show. I think I would rather watch Tabith yell at people.

LLF


When Patrick said that his customer was young, my thought was "Like Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver."

What the hell is up with this judging? Kathy's jumpsuit was a little piece of nothing that barely bothered to make a nod to the brief--it should have been buried in the middle, at best. That's three straight weeks of cracksmokery.

And while I couldn't really see Kevin making a decent line, I thought his first dress was pretty cute, and this one had nice elements. Patrick deserved to go for this week's particular crime against humanity, even if his "expert" deserves a chunk of the blame.

I thought this challenge was going to be interesting, but the restrictions ended up smothering it because pretty much everyone had to do a jumpsuit. Better luck next time.


Am I the only one who thought they should've all just made an animal costume instead of what they actually made? I can just imagine a monkey costume walking down the runway. =)


Here it is just Episode 3, and I'm feeling schizophrenic. On the one hand, there is so much to enjoy about this show. Besides the killer work space and the fashion pixies, I enjoy the firm focus on wearability, saleability and the need to construct many garments with a recognizable thread of identity that can be called a "line." I like the show's concept of pairing professionals from other fields with seasoned designers (after all, that's what happens in realtime, cf. Mrs. Beckham, Ms. Lohan, and the Olsens). But with what's coming down the runway, I wonder if it's all worth it.

And may I say, so far Roberto is the winner of the series! He has already accomplished his CHDQ objective -- last week and this, he got his own mini-segment! Valentino hair, talking to the mice, kee-rist, I'm beginning to dread next week.

Unless the naked fat man shows up.


I'm sorry, but jumpsuits, especially shiny ones, are far too roller disco from Buck Rogers in the 24th Century for me.

I second the motion to bring out the magic velvet bag because otherwise there's no way to get Miss Attention Whore 1996 off my screen without also getting rid of Patrick, who is at least entertaining when he's prissy. Actually, I want them to pair Roberto up with Merle because she'll bitch slap him, and right now I would pay to see that.

When do Ranchero Fabuloso Dan and Dean get to give Malibu Barbie a makeover?


i'm not dorothy gale

Dear Santa, I know this is late but I really REALLY want the Rancho Fabuloso dolls for Christmas.

(good one, TLo!)


Jumpsuits are a crime against womankind. Asstactular, as Kevin's model can attest. I really loved the fast closeup of her wedgie on the runway. I snarfed!

I did like Kathy's the best because of the back of it, but I wouldn't wear a jumpsuit unless I was skydiving.

Good grief, CHDQ is such a DICK. He must have a really tiny penis.


"Tlo said: Hey kids! It's Rancho Fabuloso TM Dan and Dean!"




I have to say that the Howdy Doody Twins are annoying me more each week. At first they were just mildly aggravating but now I can barely stand to watch them.

--GothamTomato


is it just me or should kevin's outfit been more inspired by an elephant..? that's all i see when i look at it. :x


I know it's just a shit-stirring reality show but clearly Patrick is very serious about his goal and it seems just unfair to pair him with that ass pot. Couldn't they swap him with one of the auf'd experts? That would be a great challenge prize. Altho if you won the challenge, I don't suppose you would have reason to auf your expert. Still, since Patrick didn't pick that expert and is seemingly forced to be dragged down with him, the whole thing smells of dickery on the producer's part.

When they said Patrick had a market, what market is that exactly? At any rate, Kevin's piece was bad too and I thought he was kind of loud and dickish but his farewell speech makes it impossible for me to dislike him.

In other news, I actually did like the belt on the winning garment except for the dangling frontispiece.


"your ancestors have questionable taste"

LOL!


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