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T Lo Interviews Peach Carr

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YESSSS, THANK YOU!


She's such a sweetheart. Thanks for getting this up so quickly!


"Peach said: the dress was like an ugly dog, the more you looked at it, the less ugly it got. And then you would walk away from it and came back and realize it was an ugly dress."




That's a perfect description of what it's like to create something, and why most (if not all) creative people need a second set of eyes to help them edit.

--GothamTomato


Give Peach and L'il Peach a hug from us all when you meet them TLo!

Eclectic


LUV HUH.


I think I love her.


Peach is a class act.


OMG that made me cry again. What a wonderful person. Best of luck, Peach!


I think I love her even more now after this interview. I find what she said about Michael C. very interesting too!


We are big Peach fans here! Thank you for this great interview!


This changes everything. If Peach is wary of MC then so am I. The plot thickens.


Peach, I love you so much! I have a favorite person every year (whether or not I like the designs) and you are most definitely my favorite for this year! You're funny, humble, self-confident, adorable, and absolutely sweet. And looking at your clothing makes me homesick - it's what the sorority girls and ladies would indeed wear to lunch where I grew up.

I hope you have a long, happy, and successful career. And that we see you around her more!


Ok- I really want my Bitter Kitten t-shirt already!!!


She is so refreshing because she seems to have a sensible head on her shoulders, very little ego, and a great sense of humor. I bristled at all the "young uns" at the beginning of the season saying she was only chosen to represent a certain demographic, without even seeing her first. I think she changed a lot of minds (despite the dog of a dress). I wish her the best and hope we hear from her often!


Molly, your mama ROCKS!!!!

Auntie L


I wish Peach and Anthony from last season could have a show together.


Peach, you're the top.


Aw, what a doll!


Great interview. She comes across as much more likable in your interview than she did on the show.

It's interesting what she said about Michael C for a number of reasons; first of which, in my mind, if he's created a character because he wants his own reality show, he's really tone deaf because that character is not the kind that's going to get his own show. As much as viewers may be rooting for him because he seems to be ganged up on, there is no personality to hold a show.

In the Movieline interview (that someone mention in the other thread) she said that someone said something to her before the last challenge that upset her (I think broke her spirit was how she described it). I figured she was talking about Gretchen or Ivy, but now I'm wondering if it was Michael C. I'm also wondering if MichaelC ever let that other personality show on camera, or if he only came out back at the apartments when the cameras were off. Ah well, so many questions...

But I also wonder if because of her, more fans of the show will show up to auditions for next season.

Ahem: Sewing Siren? Are you listening?

--GothamTomato


LOVED IT!!!!!

Love that she gets the show, love that she gets your blog...such a nice person.

Peach, I'm glad we had the pleasure of watching you on the show. Best wishes and keeps us updated on how you're doing.


I don't care what her age, Peach was the freshest thing ever to grace the PR workroom.


Dang, this changes all my views of Michael C. But then again, there was always something very phony about him. Love you Peach!!! You rock!


Love her! She's so sweet, classy, and self-aware. Great interview too, though I kind of wish she could have asked her about her model.


OH Peach, I loves ya even more after that interview and lord knows I'd like more dish about Michael C because I was totally buying his abused child line!


Love Peach. She seems like a cool gal. I hope her business takes her where she wants it.

As for Michael, there's no surprise to me. I don't think he's perfect, but I still think the other designers needs to dial it back and re-focus on their own work. He's a bitchy queen, who would have thought we'd see that in fashion.::rolls eyes:: Ignore and move on.


SO MUCH LOVE for Peach!

Do you think she'd go for lunch with one of us if we won some kind of a contest, while she's in NY?


This made me so happy! Thanks for the interview, T Lo. And best of luck to you Peach! Hope things take off for you.


She's so great! I want to be just like her when I'm close to her age.

Oh, wait...


Great interview. I really relate to Peach -- I came to New York at the age of 51, at the tail end of a long marriage, to finish up my degree (Class of 2009!). And it surely is intoxicating to be thrown in with a bunch of young people who amazingly don't treat you like the invisible middle-aged lady. I didn't feel like I was 22 again, but I did have the time of my life, and met a few "Aprils" who I stay close to. It should happen more often!


Way to get the inside story, you guys.

Peach is as sweet as I thought she'd be.


God bless her, what a class act!


HI Peach -

You were so delightful to watch! Class all the way!

I hope your design career skyrockets. And when you get a book deal (and we all know you will), I want an autographed copy!

LynnW


Adding to the PC love here. Aware of the cameras or not, Peach came across as genuine, a rarity in reality TV, & she'l be missed.

And Siren - seriously - think of the built in fan base you'd already have here!


Wonderful, LOVE YOU PEACH!! Make sure to keep TLo updated on your future projects.

I wanted to hear more about Gretchen and Michael but I suppose she is too polite to say much more.


Peach is just awesome and I love her take on the show. Judging from what has been said about MichaelC I bet that his other personality was edited out. Partly to create a victim for the viewers to cheer for and partly because what he said was not okay to put on a channel like Lifetime. And whoever said that the anti-MichaelC people need to cut the chatter and worry about their own work is receiving my cheers.


Can we start our "peach for fan favorite" campaign right now? She ROCKS!!!


Gotham Tomato said,

I'm also wondering if MichaelC ever let that other personality show on camera, or if he only came out back at the apartments when the cameras were off. Ah well, so many questions...


Yes, the plot certainly thickens. I was wondering the same thing. How did he manage to keep his inner Mr. Nasty so thoroughly off-camera, or cry on cue after the gang beat up on him? Well, we'll just have to stay tuned, won't we? Either way, I don't see the makings of the Costello Show.


OMG I love Peach so much!!!

Now that I've heard her thoughts on Michael C, I may need to revise my opinion of him...


Peach is a peach of a gal.

She brought some much needed joie de vivre to Project Runway this season.

Best wishes to you, Peach, in your fashion design career.


I am curious about the info with Michael C. I agree with Milaxx, even if he is a jerk the other people are way over reacting.

But atleast now I don't need to worry about his feelings.


YAY for Peach!! Much love from one middle-aged Midwesterner to another...

Speaking of which, when the discussions around here veer off into dismissing those of us in the middle of the country, we're going to remind you edge-people about Peach and all her fabulousness.

As for Michael C, I'm with Milaxx - not surprised to hear (and very delicately put Ms. Peach), but I don't feel the slightest urge to forgive Ivy et al for their behavior. However much of a glassbowl he may be.


Peach, if you read this, you are the classiest contestant that show has ever had. This 45-year old mom LOVES you! I wish you all the success in the world!


What a lovely Lady she is. The gracious exit is what all contestants should exhibit. She will be missed, I'm sure.
And the dish on MC...hmmmmm, not surprising that there are two faces there.
Now if the others will just get on with their own work, and ignore him. Bitchy queens just aren't worth the effort.


Peach should have her own show. She has charisma. Lifetime--create something for her!


lady_mishegas

Awwww, so sweet! I love Peach!


What a classy lady. Peach you were robbed! (Oh and that lady with the really fat baby in Jewel, that's me. Say hi if you see me!)


Very nice, it felt like one of our own made it big. And thanks, guys, for getting us the dirt on Michael C.


what a classy, funny lady you are peach! You will be missed on the show!


Oh yeah and I totally need a bitter kitten shirt. Stat. Surely someone out there in TLo-land can hook you guys up with a few thousand or so to sell!


Wow, you guys are some hard-working mother bloggers. I loved reading this and miss Peach already!


It would be sweet, sweet justice if Peach could have her own show instead of Michael C.

He did this just to try to get his own reality show!?!? Seriously!? How 21st century of you, Michael. How tacky. How disrespectful of the other designers.

[shakes it off] But we were talking about Peach. Peach, dear, you are the best.


"Polgarra said: I am curious about the info with Michael C. I agree with Milaxx, even if he is a jerk the other people are way over reacting."





True. And I still don't think we know the real or whole story. I can't remember now, but I don't recall hearing the others calling him out on his behavior, just their constant complaints about how he can't sew. And I'm sure he's not the only person there exhibiting a 2-faced personality.

--GothamTomato


Well, the notion that Michael C is out for his own reality show does fit in with the (d)evolution of reality shows, doesn't it? In a year when we've had the boy (not) in the bubble and the White House gate crashers, why not a PR contestant who doesn't want particularly to launch his own line or be the Next Great Designer but merely to get on a reality show? Or was that already Santino? He did always claim to be avant garde!


"Do you think she'd go for lunch with one of us if we won some kind of a contest, while she's in NY?"

*GASP* Wouldn't that be totally fantastic! Can you imagine window shopping with Peach, strolling 5th Avenue? What a treat!

Oh Peach, you will be missed so much. You gave the show some much needed youth and energy. Your joie de vivre was infectious. I wish I was a little more like you.


Thank you, Peach - you prove that a reality show contestant can be appealing to the audience without losing all sense of their own dignity. Good luck!


"Mary Ellen said: Well, the notion that Michael C is out for his own reality show does fit in with the (d)evolution of reality shows, doesn't it?"




I wouldn't fault him for wanting his own reality show. I'm sure that EVERY person on a reality show (including all the contestants on PR) wants their own show. He may just be more up-front about it.

--GothamTomato


Gotham Tomato said:
I'm sure that EVERY person on a reality show (including all the contestants on PR) wants their own show. He may just be more up-front about it.


Absolutely. After all - the first episode of this season, we were all informed that "This is going to be the Ivy Show!!!"


honesty.not.pc

Go Peach! you are one classy broad and you really showed those other designers how to see the world and how to treat the other players in it.


honesty.not.pc

Go Peach! you are one classy broad and you really showed those other designers how to see the world and how to treat the other players in it.


Sylvie said...

"Ok- I really want my Bitter Kitten t-shirt already!!!"

How does Cafe Press work? If you guys were to come up with a design (or a talented minion were to design something for you) would you get some kind of $$$ when we bought the shirts?

I'd buy a Bitter Kitten shirt, no question. And, confession time, I have that 'Thank You Mood!' shirt that Michael C was wearing in Thursdays episode...

Eclectic


LOVE HER!!!!!


I told you so!

I so SAID she'd give you a great interview the minute she was aufed!


I'm still holding out for a Peach makeover show for Ladies of a Certain Age. At the very Least, a column in More or Real Simple should be forthcoming. Go pitch it, Peach! We middle aged ladies LOVE YOU.


Gorgeous Things said,

Absolutely. After all - the first episode of this season, we were all informed that "This is going to be the Ivy Show!!!"


Ivy's not necessarily the best example! I don't know, GT-squared, I think if I had any kind of creative talent like this, I'd want PR to be a means to an end, namely a business that was all mine , not continue on as kind of an indentured servant to a network. Yeah, you're going to always have to self-promote, but still. But admittedly, I'm probably missing the I-wanna-be-a-reality-star-gene. But I don't think all the PR contestants have had it either, at least as an end in itself. Ivy has it in spades!


rock on, peach!!! very sorry to see you go. good luck with all you do!


OMG you guys are SO efficient!! Thank you for this wonderful interview!!


Aw Peach - what a peach you are :-)

My perceptions have definitely been proven wrong this season - thanks for proving me wrong with your refreshing and hilarious attitude!

-Le Sigh


The dirt on Michael C is still incomplete. So he's really got a filthy mouth and wants a reality show and is making up a persona? BFD. That's cause for all that animosity, when Gretchen always seems to have something to expound upon, Ivy calls it "The Ivy Show", Mondo's bio shot has him in some ridiculous boy-shorts outfit, etc., etc., etc.? They're all drama queens! Is that the nasty scandal, that MC is a drama queen of some distasteful variety and no construction skills? I really am not getting it. I like Peach and trust her down-to-earth instincts. Still, there's a slight taste of Kool-Aid here and it needs to be cleared up. And I'm no MC fan either. I really can't wait for the reunion.


Great interview, TLo! I've been waiting all day for it.

Interesting reading about Michael C and his dual role on the show. I suppose it's not all that surprising when you consider his occasionally displayed snarky comments and humor shown earlier in the season during his confessional scenes. Personally, I've noticed that they now only show the victimized character. At any rate, I think that there's possibly still more to the story especially once we hear from all of the other designers and Tim Gunn himself.

edina


Peach, if you're reading this I love ya'.

Moving on...

In the early episodes, Michael C. was a wise acre in the little interview things, making jokes about the other designers. It wasn't until he won something that he became the poor, put-upon child.

I don't understand why, if he's running around saying offensive stuff, people didn't call him out on it and keep it up. Is it all in the editing? Because we're not seeing any of this stuff, his douchebag qualities, etc. but we're seeing several of the others. Instead of whining about his poor sewing skills, why didn't they keep up the pressure to stop the offensive behavior?

I feel like there is stuff going on that we're not seeing and it sort of offends my honest streak. I don't mind that MC is trying to get his own show, but I'm offended by not seeing him as he really is. I know they edit it for maximum drama, but I always figured there was more truth that manipulation. It looks like they had plenty of drama without having to misdirect us to make more. Am I wrong in this?

Anyway. Good luck to you, Peach. I'll keep my eye out for you. I don't live that far away... ;-)


Peach, you are a DELIGHT! It makes me so sad we won't get to hear your witticisms weekly on the show.

As for Michael C. I'm glad we're getting more of the story. I smelled a rat early on and was seriously turned off by his graceless performance after both wins, only slightly more so than the designs themselves (though I'm still loving to hate on last night's dress). I can see why for some people it's so easy to root for him when the alternative is the extremely unlikable performance being given by Gretchen, Ivy and some of the others.

Can't wait to see how things play out. Oh PR you definitely know how to leave me wanting more.


Aw, Peach. What a lovely woman. I think her presence is going to be sorely missed. What are we going to do without all of the witty Peachisms?


Micheal C may not be a class act but no one deserves the amount of rudeness and viciousness he's been subjected to, "victim" or not. If he's that talentless and bad, the designers should ignore him and shut up about it and therefore restore their own class in the process.


I should add, too - Peach, you were definitely a favorite on the show.


Peach, you're fabulous. Thanks for representing--and designing for--women "of a certain age" so well.


What a class act! Love ya, Peach. You know, reading this I realized how much I will miss all those little "Peach and April shooting the breeze" scenes they inserted into each episode. Those two should have have their own show!

Best of luck and don't be a stranger, gal!


GothamTomato said...
True. And I still don't think we know the real or whole story. I can't remember now, but I don't recall hearing the others calling him out on his behavior, just their constant complaints about how he can't sew. And I'm sure he's not the only person there exhibiting a 2-faced personality.

--GothamTomato

Well we've had Peach comments, AJ's "massive douche bag" and Kristin's vagina story. Also it appears that Micheal is more of a draper than technically skills. I think we pretty much get the picture. It just seems as if they have given themselves permission to show no restraint in their dislike of him and a foul mouth and poor sewing skills are now tantamount to killing widows and orphans.


Thank you, TLo and Peach, for the wonderful interview. Peach, you are the epitome of graciousness and Midwest Nice. We could be fast friends.

I agree, it would be fun to stroll along 5th Ave with Peach...but wait! We get to stroll along Michigan Ave with her first!

I wish you all the best, Peach, and I'll wave the next time I'm driving thru LF!


Loved this. And her. :D

Thanks for getting it up so fast TLo. :)


Wow--I kinda sound like a stalker, eh? LOL...


"milaxx said: and Kristin's vagina story"




I've heard of vagina hats, but not Kristin's vagina story. What was that?

--GothamTomato


I knew I liked her! I just went to the PR site and read the "55 questions". We share a pet peeve (bad grammar), and her favorite hangout is a place I used to go to when I lived in that neck of the woods!

I think we Chicago-area kittens need to get together with Peach for a carafe or two (or three or four) of Del Rio's house red!


Eclectic Mayhem said:

"How does Cafe Press work? If you guys were to come up with a design (or a talented minion were to design something for you) would you get some kind of $$$ when we bought the shirts?"

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. A TLo Cafe Press store! Ya know, guys, in your spare time.... ;-) But seriously, you have an army of Bitter Kittens wanting shirts! I'll take mine with a lint roller for cat hair please. LOL


Wow...She's awesome. I would love to meet her and Korto one day. They are definitely my favorites.

But like I said on the other posts, while Michael C is not a sympathetic character(and probably a pervert), he's throwing the other designers out of their game. That's his plan numbskulls, and I'm not sure if he'll make it to the finals (I doubt it) but he's going to make the rest of them sweat, moan, and bitch the entire time he's there. (And that's why I love Peach because she could have said a mouthful about him, but in the end she kept it low keyed and dignified. She could have said Ivy was a bitch, and Michael D but she didn't. That's class) If they can't take a Michael C talking shit to them, how the heck are they going to make it in the "Real World"? That's what the duchess was trying to get through to Gretchen last week when she was grumbling about no one going home. This is a dog eat dog and everyone is not going to pat you on the back, some people are slime, and you're going to have to be funky back, but then move on. Otherwise your screwed. You've got to suck it up and smile even when you want to pummel the dude next to you.

Because we all know some of the top designers are PITAs...but their shit looks good and they don't give a good hooey hoo if anyone likes them. They just rake in the money...and they could give a flying fig about aesthetic.

Also to those who don't like this season...come on. Part of teh fashion are the extreme, dramatic, and sometimes pathetic personalities that come from being a creative genius. (For examples check, The Rachel Zoe Project, Kell on Earth, etc.) The personalities are insane. From the gopher/intern to the head designer as a major fashion house, there are going to be people who have their claws out ALL THE TIME. There are going to be people who curse like sailors, have bad BO, have the IQ of a baboon, but that's all part of making fashion. In fact in any exciting creative process, a little crazy goes a long way.

Peach is a total class act....I wish she had made it past this week though, because she would have shown at fashion week. It would have been so interesting to see what she would have done.


Best of luck to Peach (and thank you for the interview)! Really enjoyed her on the show, and I thought her showing the former bridesmaid how to do the runway walk was adorable.


@Eclectic Mayhem

How does Cafe Press work? If you guys were to come up with a design (or a talented minion were to design something for you) would you get some kind of $$$ when we bought the shirts?

An artist friend sold shirts on cafe press for a while and was very disillusioned at how meager the royalties were. If I recall correctly, he made about fourteen cents on each twenty dollar tee shirt - peanuts.


Dear Peach -

Thanks for being such a good sport and a class act. It's too bad you had to leave the series so early; you brought a badly-needed dose of humanity to the workroom.

I wish you great success in your future ventures. And as someone mentioned in an earlier post elsewhere, I'd tune in to a Peach-and-Chris (March) show in a heartbeat. Maybe you two should meet and see how the chemistry works?


Gotham Tomato said:

GothamTomato said...
(-True. And I still don't think we know the real or whole story. I can't remember now, but I don't recall hearing the others calling him out on his behavior, just their constant complaints about how he can't sew. And I'm sure he's not the only person there exhibiting a 2-faced personality.-)

But those comments might have been edited out if the producers want to manipulate viewers into thinking the others hate poor Michael for no reason other than poor sewing skills. Peach's remarks were pretty damning.

Hope


Peach, you're a classy dame. I miss you already.


Forgot to say earlier. . . .

Thanks, Tom and Lorenzo, for this interview. You guys have such a great spirit of intelligent curiosity, wit and good humor. You're a pleasure to read.


Lilithcat said
I think we Chicago-area kittens need to get together with Peach for a carafe or two (or three or four) of Del Rio's house red!

Totally in for that! How do we arrange something?

Love Ya Peach!
Cyd


Lovely interview of a lovely person.


Peach, you are so down to earth and fun. I wish you a long and happy career. Go design some fun ladies who lunch clothes, so I can wear them in a few years. :)


Sylvie said

Ok- I really want my Bitter Kitten t-shirt already!!!


No kidding, you'd make a mint at this point. I hope something is in the
works! Love you both.


Peach - you are the rarest
kind of person to find on a "reality" show - an actual
real person. We all want to get to know you because you showed us who you are - and that is a great
comfort.
And I don't think it's so much a matter of age. I bet you have always been like this - funny and warm and kind and smart.
And how nice that your daughter seems to be growing up to be just like you!
Boy will you be missed for the rest
of this season.


I didn't think I could adore her more than I did on the show, but there ya go, she's even more personable and awesome in your interview. Great job, TLO.

I want to hang out with Peach! Just love her.

The Michael C. thing doesn't surprise me. The only thing that surprises me is how many of the kittens actually liked his design last night. He put the ugh in ugly with that thing, and I don't care if he's a victim or a victimizer at this point -- he can't design or construct worth shite and needs to go.

And even if he's a complete arse it doesn't excuse the behavior of Ivy, Gretchen, Christopher, or Andy. Bunch o' thugs. Heathers indeed.


Stubenville said...

"An artist friend sold shirts on cafe press for a while and was very disillusioned at how meager the royalties were. If I recall correctly, he made about fourteen cents on each twenty dollar tee shirt - peanuts."

Oh blimey, that's pants! Okay, forget Cafe Press. How about Threadless?

http://www.threadless.com/ (too knackered to hotlink it, sorry)

TLo submit a design, and then get all the minions, kittens, poodles and unborn fawns to vote for it in the internet equivalent of a flash mob.

Threadless produces the design which nets TLo some $$$ (plus residuals each time it's reprinted I think) and we all get to buy shirts.

Yay!

Eclectic


Obsessed with PR

Peach! I am sad you're not on the show anymore! I'm happy for you that you had a great experience!


Here is my take on Michael Costello. I feel like he probably is acting just as "bitchy" as Gretchen and Ivy. However, for ratings, and we know how amazing the show is doing in ratings, the producers are keeping him the innocent beaten puppy. However, as the show progresses, I think the producers are going to quickly turn him into the villan. Making him one of the most notorious characters in PR history, and dare I say.... giving him his own reality show.

-Josh


Oh, it's so heartening to see so much love for Peach. I love you too, Peach!

I trust Peach when she says Michael C is a bit of a douche. However, that will not suddenly up my opinion of Gretchen and Ivy. Ivy is a first class delusional twit and her design choices are ghastly. I do think she made up the whole "MICHAEL C SABOTAGED ME" drama, or at least severely exaggerated it.

I don't doubt that Mikey C is annoying as hell. All of those people sharing a space with him can't be wrong, and certainly Peach wouldn't lie. It's obvious that he likes to gloat about it when he wins, and get under the skin of the others. But considering how annoying Gretchen and Ivy are, I can't say I don't enjoy seeing it. I don't think he's as bad as everyone says he is, though. Annoying, yes, but frankly I think he's just too dumb to be an effective villain.

Basically it's just fun to watch all the worst personalities this season destroy each other. I won't lie and say I watch this show just for fashion. If I did, I'd be severely disappointed. There hasn't been a truly great designer since the show left Bravo. But watching interpersonal dynamics is fun and interesting, and anyone who claims it is beneath them and still watches anyway is lying.


Oh Peach, you can design for me anytime. Provocative, "youthful" clothing is wonderful and fun, but for a surly ill-tempered lawyer, classic, well-tailored, well-mannered clothes are what is required. You make beautiful, tailored clothes. Chin up.


What a doll. We love you, Peach!


Fashion East-a

@warmheartedgirl: She is so refreshing because she seems to have a sensible head on her shoulders, very little ego, and a great sense of humor.

On the money. The show won't be the same without you, Peach. I join everyone else in wishing you all the best.

And TLo, thanks for the great interview!

As for the Michael C. editing, I confess, I didn't think the producers would go that far. It's one thing to emphasize someone's bad qualities to set up a villain; it's quite another to make someone appear to be something they're not so that the villains look even worse.


Awwww! THE. BEST!
Fan Fave, Fuh shuh!


Anonymous said...

Awwww! THE. BEST!
Fan Fave, Fuh shuh!


Yes, definitely fan favorite. Thanks for the great interview, guys.


Well, I slowly warmed to Peach as time went on. But I always sympathze to some extent with older contestants.

I lost Michael C. when after the great group boondoggle he came into the room and cryed "They were all picking on me". He was either a wuss or very manuipulative. Now I know it is both.

I agree with other on this board who have stated that the other designers need to ignore MC and get their game on. Gretchen, needs to focus on her designs and take it to the next level. Mondo needs to keep learning and getting better and not get sidetracked by Micheal C.(It looks like that may happen next episode-yikes).

I do think Klum and Kors are finding excuses to give him wins to increase the drama and teach the contestants a lesson. Very Korsian...


T-Lo did feature T-shirts and mugs sold thru cafepress here a while back. There were Soldier of Fabulosity shirts, Angry Little Peanut creations etc.

Yes, I like to show off the fact that I'm a longtime diehard loyal minion. Sue me.

Speaking of loyal minions, I fell in utter, deep, platonic love with Peach when she mentioned Heidi's short and shiny preference on the show. DAMN that was great!


And Peach, let me just throw out there that, straight guy that I am, PETTING Mike C. never occurred to me in the slightest.

:P


Gosh darn classiest PR contestant, bar none. Way to go, Peach!


Thanks for the update on Michael C., Peach. Something didn't compute, and you set the record straight.


How fucking adorable is this interview? She reads your blog. She laughed at your Gretchen post. She's the people's contestant. So sweet and grounded.


Also, I'm really glad to hear her opinion on the Michael C. thing. It was almost unbearable to watch how nasty that group was to him last night. Now it makes more sense.


Peach, you are just peachy keen. Ok, I am allowed to use that phrase, being 50 myself. Thanks TLo for the thoughful interview, as usual.

Now, onto the intrigue: everything seems so manipulatively edited this season, more than I have ever felt before. I know that designers are giving the producers material for the edit, but for the producers to completely withhold MC's evil side and make him look like a victim is way too artificial, even for this reality show. Is this the Hills, or the OC, or Jersey Shore? Just because the ratings are high, doesn't mean it's good. I feel used and manipulated. Need to shower.


peach: even me--i liked you, & not only am i the bo'est of the ho'est, i'm mikey, i hate everything.

i liked how nice you were to april. & i think they really shouldve ditched ivy this week instead. her taste issues are out of this world. how i wish you'd ditched the napkins!

my best to you-
one of yr tired kitten-correspondents,
=edi=


After watching Peach say goodbye to everyone with such good humor and grace, I thought, "There you go kids, that's how it's done. Learn that and you're all set up for a wonderful life". I'll bet the only ones who got it were April and Mondo.


Bless Peach! Isn't she just a doll?


I never thought of Costello as a victim, but just that the level of hatred from Horse Bangs and The Ivy Show was unwarranted.

Am I the only one who wants the "Thank You Mood" shirt he was wearing?


Why in the world would Lifetime, whose main viewership is women, show a man being victimized by two women unnecessarily? Unless they're trying to up their quotient of gay men who happen to be womenhaters (i.e. Jay from last season). It makes no sense unless MC is related to someone in high enough power to have his editing skewed. Still don't get it. And maybe AJ called him a d-bag because MC just wanted him to shut up during the party challenge.


formerlyAnon

Aaaaww. If everyone were as self-possessed and charming as Peach, reality t.v. would probably cease to exist. Proof that if you can be intelligent AND nice. She's in the running for my Fan Favorite.


Maybe Emmett could sell some "Bitter Kitten" t-shirts at EMc2?


Peach, you're a sweetie!


So what are we to believe?

Is it the lines of the show, which have us rooting for underappreciated Mondo Lucci and skill-deficient but on-trend (to Rodarte and Balenciaga) Michael C?

Is it Gretchen, who feels that if she isn't winning every challenge that she doesn't even know what show this is anymore...

...or is it Peach's vague, noncommittal gossip on how Michael C really IS some sort of unnamed monster who "doesn't deserve our pity"...


Peach, I love the black and white shoes you wore on the last episode! Almost as adorable as you are!

The voice in the subbasement.


"Well we've had Peach comments, AJ's "massive douche bag" and Kristin's vagina story."

Milaxx, what? Where is this???

Confused voice in the subbasement.


Loved ya Peach, since I first saw you on the show and you first opened your mouth (and said something undeniably witty).

I'm not one who believes you can be edited a certain way. If you're shown as a bitch, it's probably because that's what you're giving them. However, to the poster who asked why the other contestants are just complaining he can't sew and are saying things about his behavior while he's there, there is a simple explanation for that. They could edit out all those comments (although, why they would want to, what their motivation is, I have no idea) and merely leave the comments that criticize his skills. The only way for the contestants to get these other comments on air, would be to never make any comments, except those they want aired. And there's simply no way. Because even then the editors could just edit ALL comments about Michael and we'd never hear anyone say anything against him, but we'd see them acting snarky and bitchy towards him. However, they can't not comment about his sewing/designing skills because I'm sure when these designers are being interviewed for hours every week pre-show and hours after-show, there is an interviewer who is asking them "What do you think of Michael's dress, how well do you think it was sewn, what does it remind you of" etc. and they are surely making every designer critique every other designer and what they think of them every week. So, although I do not believe you can be edited to be seen in a way you are not (or as the character you are playing for reasons of your own in the case of M.C.), I do see how editors could pick and choose what they use (for whatever reasons they have).


anonymous 2:18 back: I hope that wasn't too confusing, it all made sense in my head.

Bye again, Peach, this show's not gonna be as good without you.


I'm not going to be swayed. Peach seems like a sweet person but she was also close to MC haters so her perspective is probably skewed. Also, when would she have time after taping (Atlas House) to know the so-called "other side" of MC when boys and girls are separated??? She could only know what she's being told by the boys, who all dislike him. I'm not going to be manipulated like the rest of them! I'm going to let this unfold and form my own conclusions. In my opinion everyone on this show has somehow been tainted. I'm convinced they are putting something in the water for better ratings!


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subbasement,
I thought I posted the link to Kristin's blog.
The AJ comment was made on twitter.


Thanks, Milaxx.

Hmm. Much to think about with this info...

Sleepy voice in the subbasement


Peach for fan favorite, hands down!


Hey, Milaxx - thanks for that link. Interesting.

So, Michael C is a mouthy jerk. And if he is acting that way because he thinks we'll want to see more of him on tv - uh - doesn't work for me.

Also, I wish Lifetime would put up all the BM dresses that were remade - the decoys. I'd like to see Kristin's.


Yeah, I wanna hear from Sarah Trost on the Michael C matter. She's my pick for coolest personality on the show, with Peach a good second. Can we get an interview? I really dug that chick.


That was so much fun to read! Helped me put the sturm und drang into perspective.

Thanks so much for the great interview boys.

Love ya Peach! No matter how this season turns out, you'll be the best thing in it for me. And I'd love to have lunch with you. Hope this is a springboard to a great career.


"So, Michael C is a mouthy jerk."

MichaelC may well have a penchant for dirty talk, but as unpleasant as he may be in person it still does not justify the utter contempt and disdain he's being treated with by most of the other designers. As far as we can see he doesn't seem to be interfering with their work or preventing them in any way from getting on with what they're there to do, i.e design. If his personality is really that repulsive, why don't they just ignore him and move on instead of letting it get to them to the point where it's becoming uncomfortable to view
Also, as hideous as we may think his dresses are it's hardly his fault if that's what the judges seem to prefer. As for his post-win attitude that seems to grate on some of the designers, he's also hardly the first contestant to gloat after winning.


I suspect that Michael C. is more than a mouthy jerk. He sounds more in the realm of an underminer and someone who really plays to the camera.

It kind of squares with his bitchy comments in his early interviews and then all the sad-puppy faces he makes.

I don't think every designer who panned Michael C. is equally awful. I actually think Ivy's the worst. Gretchen, more than anything, kind of melted down when her desire to be all sweetness and light conflicted majorly with her ego and desire to not get thrown off.

Oh, Peaches, great interview. Thank you.


and I love her hair and her glasses. just sayin'


"I suspect that Michael C. is more than a mouthy jerk. He sounds more in the realm of an underminer and someone who really plays to the camera."

Do we know of any reality show contestant who does NOT play to the camera? He also seems to be the one being undermined rather than being the underminer, at least from all the hatred and vitriol we're seeing directed his way. At this point I'm guessing such bashing could only be justified if he's done one of the following:

(1) Posed a serious threat to any of the designers/ physically harmed them
(2) Slept with the producers so they would manipulate the judges to vote in his favor.
(3) Cheated a la Keith Michael.

Which one gets your vote? Any other possiblity?


Just when I thought I couldn't love Peach any more than I already do!

Michael C. disappoints me. If you are going to be a jerk at least be honest about it.


You guys asked all the questions I was dying to have answered!

Peach's comment about the ugly dog is so spot on--it's hard to be objective when you've invested time and money in a creation.


This season has been so juicy I can barely wait for Thursdays. Seasons 6 and 7 were still interesting -- for the creative process (and the Korsatron 3000) but this season has all that plus drama--I'm in teevee heaven.

The only thing missing is a cartoon or two from Alex.....

bitter kittens--we are never happy...

Suz


Peach went on a reality show and left with the love and respect of fellow contestents and viewers. In my opinion she won us because of that.


Class Act.


"milaxx said: I thought I posted the link to Kristin's blog."





I don't see what the big deal about what he said here is: She described her hat as looking like a vagina and he responded. It says as much about her as it does about him. I can't imagine having a conversation with someone you just met, in a work environment, and describing something as looking like a vagina. But since she did that, she really can't condemn him for responding in kind.

It's pretty interesting watching so many turn on a dime here.

--GothamTomato


Peach has a pleasant personality but she is playing a role, too. She wants to be the fan favorite, and she plays (no, is) the fan. That's why she mentioned her age ad nauseum. (And I mean ad nauseaum.) She is not a designer and has no illusions about it. She knows she didn't belong on the show and was lucky that the producers bought her schtick. If the producers weren't looking for drama or storylines, there would be more real designers producing more real fashion and, I think, it would be a better, more real, show about design!
Peach is being a little disingenuous by not admitting frankly that she knew she didn't belong, and that she saw it as a commercial opportunity for her exisiting business and perhaps the opportunity for her own reality show, just like Michael C. What did someone say? You can catch more flies with honey? Peach caught more flies.
If it's still not crazy to think that this show should be about fashion design, I still resent the time and space Peach wasted, nice person though she may seem to be.


Peeeeeaaaccccchhhh!!
The second you said "short tight and shiny" I knew you were one of us girl!!
Loved watching you !!!


I have no doubt that Mike C. is a huge obnoxious lout, but the more mature designers (Peach, April, etc...) seemed to be able to ignore him, or at least work around him without getting their panties in a twist. If his objective was to throw the other contestants off their game, then he succeeded.

Peach, thank you for a breath of fresh air that will be sorely missed in the coming weeks.


Hmmm. . . ITA with GT that we haven't heard the whole MC story yet. Kristen's blog indicates that there is more, and doesn't really give us any horrific info on MC. And Tim, in his last vlog, said something like he "ENDED UP liking MC." It does sound as if he is not simply an innocent victim, but I agree with others who said that doesn't excuse (or really explain) the behavior of the group.

Also agree with those who said that Peach herself was, to a certain extent, playing a role (which is probably wise if you want to succeed on a reality show, and she undoubtedly knows that--"I could sell ice in Iceland"). But, if so, the role was a classy, witty, thoroughly pleasant and enjoyable one--so more power to her!


Peach will be my favorite forever. Class act, exactly right self-awareness and ability to step outside herself and see how to work the reality around her while maintaining her dignity and sense of humor. AND she seems like she's generally just an all around nice person. All those "kids" should have had her around longer so maybe, just maybe, some of that would rub off on them. Lord know it would help them all as they grow older (I doubt they'll ever mature).


Love you, Peach! Great interview, TLo.


Love her! Please give her and her daughter a big ol' bitter hug from us!


Love her to Peaches!


What a classy lady! I can totally see Michael D with his little nasally voice tapping her on the shoulder & saying he heard her sat the s-work under her breath.

I love her forthright comments on Michael C's duplicity - remember his super-forced attempts at humor in the 1st few episodes? I think - no- hope BM is setting him up & will do a reveal of his true character later in the season.

I also love her coded convo on the other bad seeds, who she doesn't name, but says basically they are digging their own graves - no need to guess who they are.

I think I'll miss the most her friendship of April, who is turning into my favorite.


Peach is definitely a peach. A breath of fresh air on the show - I'll miss her!


nothing...NOTHING...brought my heart closer to Peach than watching her quietly pack...how many pair...her glasses! NO scissors...no other 'tools of the trade.' I just picked up my third pair of trifocal lenses. hehehe
and THEN read GothamTomato talking 'bout 'second set of eyes!'


Peach said.... Michael Costello came onto the show, he even said this to us, because he wants his own reality show and he’s creating this character that you see. There were two sides of Michael Costello and one of them did not have the nicest language; not just curse words, subject matter too. I don’t know how to put it, but he is not the victim that they’re painting him to be.

That pretty much explains all the so called Michael C. "hatred".
The other designers are very frustrated that a person who is obviously not interested in being a designer is in the competition at all. And the fact that the judges are giving him wins has to be doublely confounding. Of course the producers are well aware that this is going to cause problems with the cast , they are in fact banking on it.


TO Peach:
You probably knew from the go get that the deck was stacked and marked, so it wasn't as embittering as it is to the young ones.I hope you get a lot of new buisness from your experience on the show and new found popularity. Emmett McCarthy did. Strike while the iron is hot!


Thanks for this interview. T Lo, you always bring it!

But I wish you would ask Peach what made her model so difficult to work with.

Peach, you will be so missed--you and the divine Tim Gunn set the bar for classy behavior on Reality TV. When you and Tim write your book, "Class with Sass," I'm first online.

GothamTomato is so on the money about Michael C's tone deafness. As disgusted as I am with the general bitchery towards him, he's one of the least interesting contestants ever on PR.

In the immortal words of Valerie, the remaining designers need to put their panties on and ignore Costello's shit-stirring.


Gigi said...
Just when I thought I couldn't love Peach any more than I already do!

Michael C. disappoints me. If you are going to be a jerk at least be honest about it.


Well according to Peach , he IS being honest about it. He is going around pretty much telling the other designers that his intention is to get another reality show. And by the way I think that is what the irritant is, not his language or behaviour.
It is the editing that cannot be trusted.


Peach, you are surely MY fan favorite!! Let's do lunch!!
The very, very best of luck to you, girlfriend!!!

PS: It would be too cool to see a "Hide the Fine China" T-shirt!!!


Gayer Than Thou

On the Road with Peach & April.

Just sayin'...


LUV YA Peach!

Thanks for showing us bitter kittens over 40 so well! [grin]

srq


I, for one, see MC's nastiness in his over-the- top displays after his wins. As someone said about Nixon--He's not a poor loser, he'a a lousy winner. And I don't see him as "poor little me" but as giving as much as he gets. As for his construction skills, I wonder if he's getting help on the sly. From Casanova, perhaps?? On camera he can't sew a d**n, but sends a credible garment down the runway.


I really like Peach, but her statements about Michael C. don't change my opinion of the other designers. There is NO excuse for how mean and nasty they are all being. If they have issues with Micheal C., they should be mature enough to confront him calmly.

Instead, they're acting like a pack of bratty 7th grade girls. I can't respect that. Also, Peach was definitely friends with some of the "cool" clique, so of course she's going to defend them.

I don't see anything wrong with what he replied to Kristin. Kristin is the one who brought vaginas to the conversation. And if he was crude and offensive, they should've just told him to his face that he was offensive and then ignored him.

I'm with Gotham Tomato; it's interesting to see people here turn on a dime just because Peach says something provocative yet noncommittal about him. It's the same kind of "jump on the bandwagon" behavior we're seeing on the show.

The only opinion I have is that most of those designers are behaving like insecure, vindictive bullies. I don't have an opinion about Michael C. yet. I'll watch it unfold. It would take A LOT to justify their appalling behavior.


Peach in all ways lived up to her name; she is indeed a real peach of a gal. In fact, she may be the all-time classiest designer ever to grace eight seasons of Project Runway and has shown us all how to do it right.

BTW, I'm 9 years older than Peach and don't feel I'm ready to be put out to pasture just yet, thank you. Old and mature are two very different things, and Peach is the latter, not the former.


JessicaSloet

Love her! Thank you for the interview, guys.


I'm late coming to the comments here, but Ms. Carr is unquestionably a genuine delight.

Her behind the scenes observations, to which I accord full credence since I don't believe she has an axe to grind, are quite interesting. Y'know, Ms. Carr is a person I'd like to have as a sitting-next-to-me dinner party companion - arch hilarity and perceptive witticisms guaranteed.

We'll look forward to Part Two of the Peaches backstory when TLo meet her and Molly.

Ms. Carr - best of luck in your endeavors going forward!

All the best,

NDC


Well, I've definitely had to revise my image of Michael C. If the comments had come from anyone else—excepting Tim, of course—I would have taken them with a large dollop of salt, but I am confident in Peach's honesty, and if she said it, I believe it must be so—especially as she stated it in a matter-of-fact manner.

If there is a season 9 of PR, I would love to see Peach get a blog on the Lifetime site.


Peach is FABOO.

Michael C - sounds like he has a serious potty-mouth and gutter mind. Which is tacky and vulgar, but not cause for the kind of vicious nastiness the contestants threw his way. I don't feel especially sorry for him, and I don't especially like his work (I think Mondo is my favorite, actually), but I also don't like to see such appallingly poor behavior from so many people. There is NO reason why you can't be civil and polite, even to the douchiest of douchebags - especially when you're ALL on national television. Unless he's in the workroom actively sabotaging people's work, or being aggressively mean to them, or stomping on the heads of kittens, then there's no justification for the level of nasty that's been expressed about him.

And hells bells, I feel like half the contestants from the last 3 or 4 seasons have been wanting their own reality shows. PR hasn't been all about the fashion in ages (if it ever really was).


Long Tall Sally

Lilithcat said
I think we Chicago-area kittens need to get together with Peach for a carafe or two (or three or four) of Del Rio's house red!


Could this be arranged? Please count this bitter kitten in!

Good luck, Peach, in your next adventure!


In his latest vlog, Tim Gunn expresses his love for Michael C. It's a pretty strong endorsement, adding another question to the pile.


I'd just like to go on record as saying I haven't liked MC from the get-go. I think his stuff is tacky and his "humor" left much to be desired in the early eps. No turning on a dime here - so I'm glad to get some evidence that backs up my initial impressions given how fervent his supporters have been in defending him


FredwinaD said...
I really like Peach, but her statements about Michael C. don't change my opinion of the other designers. There is NO excuse for how mean and nasty they are all being. If they have issues with Micheal C., they should be mature enough to confront him calmly.

Instead, they're acting like a pack of bratty 7th grade girls. I can't respect that. Also, Peach was definitely friends with some of the "cool" clique, so of course she's going to defend them


But Peach didn't really say anything to defend the so called "cool clique" which I assume are Andy, Gretchen, Michael C. and Ivy.
She said she got on well with April (her room mate) and Mondo.
I haven't changed my opinion of what is going on behind the scenes at on the set of the show. I have always believed that the editing is very heavy handed. I do not hate Micheal C., I don't have any idea what kind of person he is. But if he is telling the other designers his motivation for being on the show is to get on anyother reality show, that is what is causing the bitterness. When he wins, they preceive it as "rigged" and that is a probably a rightful perception.


another laura

oh MWAH to Peaches! She has a great view of the Reality Show Life. I wish her great success.


Sewing Siren said...
But Peach didn't really say anything to defend the so called "cool clique" which I assume are Andy, Gretchen, Michael C. and Ivy.
She said she got on well with April (her room mate) and Mondo.


Exactly. Besides, A.J. and Kristin also had bad things to say about him, so it's not just one person. When you have two, three people saying the same thing, you have to pause and take that into consideration.

My theory is that the producers decided that they needed a victim and he was going to be the chosen one. Gretchen and Ivy as the "natural" villains and Michael C. as the fabricated "martyr."

Anyway, I don't want to turn this comment section into yet another venue for Michael C.'s reality show.

LOVE PEACH!!


I did a quick word search for "class" and it's ridiculous how much it's being used in these comments, but it's so true! Peach, darling, you were the embodiment of class on that show. And living proof that one doesn't have to be a bitch to be entertaining. Wish you had made it one more round so we could see your collection at Fashion Week!


(OMG you are "hero" to a sixteen year old. ~laughing~ TLo did you ever in your wildest dream realize how you would effect people with this blog.)

Thank you for the interview it's wonderful. Peach is a real happy glad to be here person. I just can imagine her smile and laughter making the day brighter.

Now where is her web site so I can buy some clothes! Does she still design for children? (I have grandkids that I love spending money on.)

Thank you again boy's. You are amazing.


FredwinaD said...
I really like Peach, but her statements about Michael C. don't change my opinion of the other designers. There is NO excuse for how mean and nasty they are all being. If they have issues with Micheal C., they should be mature enough to confront him calmly.

my thoughts exactly. They are wasting far too much energy on worrying about him. It also doesn't excuse Gretchen making a fool of herself arguing about his lacking of technical skills when unless he killed someone in the workroom the judges don't care because he has immunity. I never thought Michael was this shrinking violet anyhow.

As for Ms Peach,if you guys want her to win fan favorite you need to like her on the Lifetime website. I think the other designers are leading her so if she's your gal, vote.


(snip)the so called "cool clique" which I assume are Andy, Gretchen, Michael C. and Ivy.
(snip)

Ooops. I meant to include Micheal D in that group.
Although I wouldn't be suprised if the elves could make Michael C simultaneously a victim and perpetator of his own bullying.


Isabella said...
My theory is that the producers decided that they needed a victim and he was going to be the chosen one. Gretchen and Ivy as the "natural" villains and Michael C. as the fabricated "martyr."

Except from what I've read, and I've read a lot, no one is denying that Ivy is a be-yotch and impressions are fairly mixed as regards to Gretchen. Michael may not be an innocent here, but Gretchen and Ivy have given the producers more than enough footage.


Oh, goodness, I wanna give her a hug. I wonder who the other villains were.


You can buy one of those "Thank you Mood" tshirts at the Mood Fabrics website.
www.moodfabrics.com and do a search under shirts.


Peach is my new PR hero... thanks for being real, gal!


Peach (love you!) mentioned in other interviews that another designer had made a nasty comment about her family. I figured Michael C. However Kristin's blog points out tension between Peach and Valerie. Hmmmm.


Joining in the Peach love...I'm your demographic. You were a breath of fresh air this season. Good luck with your future endeavors--you definitely need to be writing a column or hosting a TV show. If Laura Bennett can do it, why not you?


bitchybitchybitchy

Great interview, and Peach is delightful.

Peach's comments about Michael C. certainly shine an unflattering light on him. The siren song of reality TV is ringing loudly in his ears.


Oh, I have so much Peach love.

Thank you for the post, T Lo!


Aaaaaand THIS is why I love Peach so much. She is honest, good-humored, a straight-shooter and the kind of gal I would love to sit down with for a nice, long lunch.

Here's to her future success in anything and everything she tries.

Also - thanks for the wonderful insight into Poor Pitiful Michael Costello. I always felt he had it in him to become the Spencer Pratt of Project Runway, and now it's been confirmed!


Peach, you were such a joy to watch! I would love to see a reality show about you dressing your ladies who lunch!


As much as viewers may be rooting for him because he seems to be ganged up on, there is no personality to hold a show.

Yes! If that's what he's going for, he's not doing it well. People might root for the underdog, but no one likes a perpetual victim.


I just knew someday a bitter kitten would make it on the show. She really is a 'Peach'

LUV HUH


Carol in LA said...

Why in the world would Lifetime... show a man being victimized by two women unnecessarily? Unless they're trying to up their quotient of gay men who happen to be womenhaters...

Point well taken. Perhaps Michael C. is effectively concealing his true persona from the cameras as well?


Peach, you are what one might call a swell dame. Or, you know, a real peach! ;-)

Gayer Than Thou said...
On the Road with Peach & April.


...with a special appearance by Mondo <3.

Re: Michael C, Ivy, and the confusing editing... As much as Michael C might have thought he was playing a controversial character, it looks like Ivy and Gretchen bought into his game and were setting themselves up as the protagonists who were downtrodden by the unworthy judges' pet, and probably figured everyone would be rooting for them when the show aired. Except, not. Which kind of makes Michael C a bit of an evil genius. I'm starting to wonder if some of the inmates thought they were running the asylum, and the producers' were like sitting around looking at dailies of the footage thinking "Yeah, not so fast. We're the HBIC. Wait till you get a load of THIS." Maybe. In any case, the plot thickens. Dum dum DUM.


Thanks, Milaxx, for the link to Kristin's blog. Interesting reading.

She doesn't really have very much bad to say about Michael C, actually. He "talks dirty" in response to her comment about having gotten a vagina hat. His comment was pretty tasteless, but nothing over the top heinous. And that's all the bad she has to say about him.

I think he's a snarky guy, and wants to be well known as a snarky guy (hello, reality show!), which he made pretty obvious from the get-go. He's not as good at it as he thinks (this cycle is FULL of people who are not as good at things as they think!), and at times he's too heavy handed. It's a thin line between witty snark (forgivable) and unkind nastiness (alienating and unforgivable) and I suspect Michael C crossed that line too often with his fellow contestants.

Peach's comments about him are so vague I'm not sure how to interpret them. That he's not the sweet lamby victim I have no doubt. I do sort of hope that after everything's over we find out what really happened, the stuff the editors left on the floor.

Kristin is quite clear on Ivy, however. She's a bitch.


God, Peach is such a doll. Although I knew she was fond of April (despite what April calls their HUUUUUGE age difference!), I am touched that she has such affection for my personal fan favorite, the uber-nerd underdog Mondo. To me he's the only designer with any real legs. That shout out to Mondo says all I need to know about what a class act Peach is.

But regarding Michael C's pottymouth. Um, Peach, haven't you noticed that whenever April is on the screen, the TV is just a series of whirring bleeps? Girl could give Richard Pryor a run for his money in the cussing department. Not that I have a problem on that score. It's just . . . like a test of the Emergency Broadcast System when April is on the air. She sure works blue.


A day late, but my internet was not my friend yesterday...

Love ya, Peach!!! Kudos for whoever said we should have a Peach & March Show!!! Both are very dear to my heart.

You are one classy, funny, cool gal!


As for the M.C. controversy, Peach says:

"Well, there were a couple of other villains and God bless them, go for it. They do have a couple of villains they get to have fun with because they did really set themselves up for what they’ve been portrayed as, but Michael Costello should not be pitied."

I read this as she saying that he was not the saint they are painting on the editing room, but not that he's the biggest villain (the question was about Gretchen). I think the biggest villain of all may end up being Ivy.

I think the mess that it's about to happen has to do with her too.

On that link to Krinten's blog, she adds, when talking about MC:

"The animosity between him and the little witch/villain of the show gets pretty bad so I can’t comment until more is revealed. The funny thing is that she is the “bitch” and one of the “villains” of the show, so own it!. She’s just not a nice person."

Again, I think that the big bitch/villain mentioned here, might be Ivy.

He could be a little rat for all I care (and I really don't, in any direction, to be honest), but the "others" are giving the editors enough material to be painted as assholes. Don't this people know how reality tv works?!?! If you say it, it will be used against ya. Period.

April, Mondo, Casanova, Sarah... all made sarcastic, sharp comments about others, but never in such hateful way... One can only choose how to carry oneself.

Hope those guys could learn something with Peach's goodbye speech, but based on the previews, it's pretty clear they didn't. *sigh*


I want Peach for a Sister-in-law...
pretty please!!!?


Anonymous [9/4/10 7:37] said...

Peach has a pleasant personality but she is playing a role, too. She wants to be the fan favorite, and she plays (no, is) the fan. That's why she mentioned her age ad nauseum. (And I mean ad nauseaum.) She is not a designer and has no illusions about it. She knows she didn't belong on the show and was lucky that the producers bought her schtick. If the producers weren't looking for drama or storylines, there would be more real designers producing more real fashion and, I think, it would be a better, more real, show about design!

Peach is being a little disingenuous by not admitting frankly that she knew she didn't belong, and that she saw it as a commercial opportunity for her exisiting business and perhaps the opportunity for her own reality show, just like Michael C. What did someone say? You can catch more flies with honey? Peach caught more flies.

If it's still not crazy to think that this show should be about fashion design, I still resent the time and space Peach wasted, nice person though she may seem to be.


Wow - a little ageist?

In case you missed the basic premise of Project Runway, it's for designers to launch or promote their existing fashion business.


Love her...but, bless her heart, she made some ugly dresses. Lost in the discussion of th Lilly Pulitzer aesthetic is the fact that her execution and design on a lot of these designs was pretty off.

I think she started to try to design to the challenge, lost her bearings, fell back on what she knew with little time left to do it right, realized that she had a poorly executed garment that didn't match the challenge, and then rushed to add a few gewgaws she thought might fit the aesthetic the judges wanted.

Not to mention sabotaging herself with awful fabric choices.

I think if she had taken the Laura route or even the Milan route and kept following her own wearable aesthetic, she still might not have made it to the finals...but she would have helped herself as a designer and had a little more time.

Another point: yes there is a market for her aesthetic... But it shops at the mall... not at an indie designer's showroom.

I *am* a suburban housewife but I wouldn't wear the dresses she sent down that runway... Though I think it was a poor representation of her actual skill. I would probably wear her real work.


Steven from Finland

I love that she seems so grounded, witty, and understanding of what it means to be a contenstant on a reality show. She seems like someone a lot of folks on this website would love to hang out with.

Congrats to her and wishing her much success in the future.


bitchybitchybitchy

While I found Peach's comments on Michael C. to place him in a less flattering light, I still find the other designers' behavior toward him ugly, and I find it unpleasant to watch.

I enjoy the drama of PR, but I miss the fun of seeing folks like Seth Aaron, Gordana, Mychael Knight, to name a few, create eye-catching clothes, too.


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