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LML: Runway Rundown

Kittens, we are so far behind on our dress-ripping! Let's get to it.

Marilyn & Coco

Don't you hate those passive-aggressive "thanks in advance" style of notes? The ones that make you go, "Don't thank me, bitch. I didn't agree to anything?"

Or is that just us?

It's...alright, we guess.

And that's why we get paid the big bucks for our incisive fashion commentary!



We hate to keep harping on this, but literally every look they send down that runway looks like something Wilhelmina would wear on Ugly Betty. All that big, drapey, off-the-shoulder stuff. Certainly, there are worse aesthetics to choose, but the clothes all look over-the-top in that soap opera way.

Louanna & Jim

Was it us or did she have a major bug up her ass the whole episode?

Of course, that could have been due to the fact that she screwed up on the design brief and she knew it. Which is fine, people make mistakes, but why get all huffy and defensive about it on camera?

It's not a bad little outfit either.

We, of course, love the belt.

And the zipper running down the skirt.

But man that ren-faire-esque peasant blouse was a bad idea. She looks like she should be serving tankards of ale in that thing and shouting "HUZZAH!" at weird times.

She's got decent (if not great) taste and a highly capable designer working with her, which is what got her through the challenge even though she didn't manage to fulfill it by making an evening look. It's not that we LOVE this look so much; it's just that it's inoffensive and styled well, which is no surprise because she's a stylist. We have to say, though: the most interesting part of the look was the boots.

Eric & Galina



Oh god, when are the Tacky Twins going home?

We're starting to fear that they may NEVER get sent home, because if something like this passes the judges' collective muster, what could they possibly do to get kicked off?

What can we say? It's tacky and hideous and the styling is pure 1996, which is apparently what year it is inside their heads.

It's like a parade of hookers outside the VMAs.

And let's face it: he can't defend his work because IT'S NOT HIS WORK. There has not been one moment where he has offered any opinion to his designer other than agreement with her ideas.

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42 comments:

Well my opinion of the show so far? I completely missed this episode and didn't realize it until several days afterward.

That's pretty much how I feel about everything coming down the runway too. I only remember specific people because they stand out personally, not because of their clothes. Which isn't a good thing, but not necessarily bad either. How can Merle be bad, you know?


I missed the episode, but all I can say about Eric & Galina's look is: holy crap.

Did Marilyn & Coco learn to get along in their private world?


Marilyn and Coco: Hate. The top looks like the unholy offspring of a rain poncho and Jersey girl club gear circa 2001.

Louanna and Jim: I like the silhouette of the top with the belt and skirt, but I think the white is what kills it. All in all, though, I really like that outfit.

Eric and Galina: I thought for sure this was going to be the loser. Serious taste issues here.


Don't you hate those passive-aggressive "thanks in advance" style of notes? The ones that make you go, "Don't thank me, bitch. I didn't agree to anything?"

Or is that just us?


It's not just you!

Marilyn's look was pretty blah this week. I can't believe (well, I can, but still) that she thought she was going to win with this look! Just wrong.

Man, I love those boots on Louanna's model. That's about all I have to say about her look, though. Well, the belt's nice too.

Eric sooo needs to go home. I still can't understand how he won the 2nd week for that cheap-ass J Lo Versace rip-off! This week's dress was just pathetic and I'm still steaming that Vanessa got the boot for a perfectly good dress and he got saved for another week. And can the Dan and Dean please notice that Galina is doing all the designing for him already?!


Totally agreed about Tacky Twin.

Their dresses are revolting, 1996 hookers indeed.


And to think I felt bad for ripping into Eric last week...thanks for pointing out what I've been saying each and every week. I actually don't blame his partner, what's-her-mouth, I blame Eric for not asserting himself, having absolutely no taste and pretty much duplicating the same look for every challenge. My favorite corny, but astute observation from DSquared last week was, "Mr. Deejay keeps spinning that same record over and over again." Like I said before, how fun would it be if this team were eliminated in the Lady Gaga challenge?


edina


i had no memory of Marilyn's dress at all. None. I think she spiked my drink.

I agree with Vera, if Ye Olde Blouse had been in another color, it wouldn't have given off the serving wench vibe. But I'm so sick of off the shoulder. Even though I am, in fact, a maniac, maniac on the dance floor.

And whose boots are those? Very cool. The only use of that "cage" styling I've ever liked.

Eric. Christ. Did they loot JLo's "Give to Charity" stash?


...she should be serving tankards of ale in that thing and shouting "HUZZAH!" at weird times.


LOL. So true.


"It's like a parade of hookers outside the VMAs."

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Snort out loud at work line. Dead on. Though sixgables got in a good one as well. ("Eric. Christ. Did they loot JLo's "Give to Charity" stash?")


Louanna - I really liked this.

When did Evening, become Black/White Tie? Because a Velvet skirt and what looks like a silk off the shoulder blouse, are not typically thought of as day/office wear!
(She commented herself that she didn't get the brief that this as for the Oscars(?))

Dinner, party, evening work function, museum, etc - I could see this outfit working.

And I love the boots also - any idea whose they are?


I am firmly of the belief that Eric didn't go home this week since the judges already kicked out 3 guys in a row. Dan, the architect and that music guy.

It would look bad if they tossed another one to the curb. Eric's time is short for sure, and with Patrick as the only other male left in the competition who isn't an expert, this is clearly a female dominated show.

Fine with me, since I love Louanna and Merle. I'm even sort of liking Marilyn's designs. That sage jewelry chick can get the hell off my TV though.


Oh god, when are the Tacky Twins going home?

I agree, all they can do is variations of that hideous Versace "dress" JLo wore to whatever, I can't remember. Take the prints away and there's nothing left.


anyone else notice that louanna's belt is the same as the one they made for their jumpsuit? are they already out of ideas?


AJ said... I am firmly of the belief that Eric didn't go home this week since the judges already kicked out 3 guys in a row. Dan, the architect and that music guy.

It would look bad if they tossed another one to the curb. Eric's time is short for sure, and with Patrick as the only other male left in the competition who isn't an expert, this is clearly a female dominated show.


You may be onto something there.


Marilyn's is a big snoozer, although I liked the color.

I liked Louanna's look overall, but have not patience for people who can't get the brief and then whine about it.

I've hated everything that the crazy duo have been putting out. I agree with those that state that it's his fault and not the fault of his expert.

If you notice, the ones that are doing well (or maybe just OK) are the ones with a good working relationship with their "experts". They have a clear vision and can communicate that in a clear manner. I see Merle and Jewelry Girl going to the end.


" I am in fact a maniac, maniac on the dance floor." LOL Sixgables you are on fire.

Merle has no competition IMO. Love. her.


"when are the tacky twins going home?"

Because, they are of course going home. No question about it.

So why couldn't they have been sent home THIS episode so that the Essas could have been there for the Lady GaGa challenge. Wouldn't that have been so fun to see?? Couldn't the producers have made that happen? It isn't like we need to see another Eric & Galina creation... OOOPS, I mean Galina creation.


We're starting to fear that they may NEVER get sent home, because if something like this passes the judges' collective muster, what could they possibly do to get kicked off?

Yep. Last week was the first time I wasn't in violent disagreement with either the win or the "auf." D^2 have such dreadful taste that even I can tell, and I have to wonder whether this show is taking a toll on their professional reputations.

I said it last week and I'll say it again: there is Merle and there is everybody else.


Anon 1:33, you took the words right out of my mouth. I would have loved to see the Essas with Lady Gaga. Also, have to say that it seemed to me they took Vanessa off when she was on an upswing and Eric/Galina are in a downward spiral.

I'll miss the crazy Essas. *sigh*


It almost seems like a foregone conclusion that it's Merle FTW by now.

And watching the final eps of LML are only to see how the others will fail.

But, you know, I could be wrong. Lounna or Marilyn could pull some amazing tricks out of thin air or Patrick could tame the knothead he got stuck with.


i thought marylin & coco's was pretty okay. it was well made, comfortable & seems to fit her customer.

luanna's was nice too - refined, subtle & again - suited the customer she has in mind.

the tacky twins, though - seriously - they should have gone home this time instead of ladycrazyface. this was not just tacky & bad, but it looked poorly made. crazyface's gold lame romper at least looked tailored & had some interest to it. this was ugly, and as you said, outdated!


I love Marilyn & Coco's looks. I must be their target market for their line: mid 30's, professional woman who still wants to look chic but does not have the same body she had in her 20's.

Eric & Galina's looks are what I would've worn back in my early 20's (in 1996-1999). They are stuck in a time-rut.

Louanna's looks are okay, but I'm never "wowed". I think it'll be between Louanna, Merle, and Marilyn for the overall win.

~MDO


Marilyn's look is a drag. Looks like a window valance in a rich dame's Park Avenue penthouse. Do like the color though.

Louanna - I would like it more if the top was done in another color/fabric but the zipper and belt make this more a daywear outfit than a night one. And I am one to wear velvet skirts in the daytime....

Eric - good god. Go home already.

The Nessas shouldn't have been sent home this week. Eric and Galina should have made tracks. And not the spinning kind.


This is the first of Louella's that I liked...and I do like it, but agree that it doesn't fulfill the brief. And I thought the skirt was suede, though I wouldn't bet my life on it.

Marilyn has a very retro/disco/Halston/Quiana feel - which I like. Except I wish she would actually cop to it. I don't think she has actually SAID "I have a retro, 70s vibe." From the previews it looks like Marilyn and Coco's relationship reaches its nadir. I hope Coco walks and they bring someone else (Tessa?) back to work with Marilyn.

Although I seem to recall someone saying something about Halston.

Eric...awww. He seems like a nice kid, but REALLY needs to step up & claim his line. He won't, and he'll go home. Should go tonight.


Anonymous said...

"So why couldn't they have been sent home THIS episode so that the Essas could have been there for the Lady GaGa challenge."
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ITA: Anon (1:33). That would've been an awesome episode and not just for the fashions created. I'll bet the producers hadn't even thought of it that way, unless they want to make some big cut-throat and ironic elimination by bouncing the deejay from the Lady Gaga episode. I, too, miss the 'Essas, but I've also lost my patience with talentless team tacky twins.


edina


why no episode tonight? what are we going to post about with no LML or PR for one whole week?


is that why TLo have taken their time with the runway rundowns? so we won't go through withdrawal for a whole week?


formerlyAnon
12/30/09 12:28 PM "It's like a parade of hookers outside the VMAs."


aka the Kardashian sisters.


We hate to keep harping on this, but literally every look they send down that runway looks like something Wilhelmina would wear on Ugly Betty. All that big, drapey, off-the-shoulder stuff. Certainly, there are worse aesthetics to choose, but the clothes all look over-the-top in that soap opera way.
I said that about Marilyn's work from day 1.She says she wants to style the modern day business women, but what actually doing is styling a caricature of a modern day business woman.

Louanna most certainly did have a bug up her butt about her own mistake this week. I still don't understand why it would have been so difficult for her designer to make a silk tank top instead. I used to sew a little year ago & a top like that wouldn't have taken a huge amount of time.

"It's like a parade of hookers outside the VMAs."
The only reason I can think of as to why they kept him instead of Faux!Gaga is become she was in the bottom 4 times in a row. Unless someone else make a major mistake this week, the tacky twins are history.


Anon 12:53 - I don't see that as a problem at all on this show. It's not PR where the designs should all be very disparate. They're creating a line here where there should be commonalities between looks.


Take off the belt, give the dress two sleeves, and the Tacky Twins outfit was not bad. I loved the colors, and the fabric as well. Better than all that drapey-drapey Rami crap.


I do not understand how the judges love them some tacky twins so much. Their biggest issue is the fact that they used two prints they had used before? Oy.

Not sure what Louanna's problem was. Even just a different top would have helped. I liked the belt and the zipper on the skirt as well as its silhouette.


I was watching some of the reruns today and has anyone noticed that Lisa Klein bases her judging on what she considers sexy (AKA, slutty)? All she ever say's is "I like it cause it's sexy" or "It's not sexy I wouldn't buy it for my store". Yes, Lisa you've managed to advertise very successfully that you sell clothes for people who want to dress like hookers.

"Kittens", I'm afraid the tacky twins might be staying; Lisa Klein has liked their designs each week because she clearly likes trashy clothing! The level of her fashion taste is repulsive; she's basically trailer trash with money, it's too bad they had to scrape the bottom of the barrel with this one! Clearly they couldn't get someone with actual fashion credibility to judge?


LOVED Marilyn's dress. It actually looks like something that dosen't require a size 0 model to fit in.


Eric basically painted himself into a corner with that print. I like him, but its only a matter of time before his line is dropped.


And it gets a little tiresome when certain looks are knocked because some waif-thin model wouldn't be able to pull it off.

We're not all size 2s, expand the tunnel vision for a change.


A big "meh" for all of them. But I do reiterate that this week, DJ man should have been kicked off, and not the Essas. His designs all look the same, and really, they are even not his! Are the producers listening?


”It's like a parade of hookers outside the VMAs"

My first big chuckle of 2010! What a great way to start the year! lol

Keep the great comments coming!


Eric and Galina need to go. Pronto.


I actually really liked Louanna's outfit and felt the criticism was unfair. Not as dressy as the others but not a VMA hooker either(which, btw, made me spit out my pop.)

What I wouldn't give to see the designers switched around. Would Coco blossom with someone besides Marilyn? (yes, those notes are obnoxious.) Would Patrick's designs experience sudden dramatic improvement without CHDQ? Can Eric come up with a garment himself?


I think that the outfits eric and galena send down the runway are stylish and hot I don't know what you people are talking about.





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