Congratulations SissyBear!

Friday, February 08, 2008 by
Ohhh, HONEY...



You are barking up the WRONG tree.


When we found out what this challenge was going to be, we said, "If Chris can't win this, then he shouldn't be there." Outside of just handing them over to drag queens, you couldn't have come up with a challenge more perfectly suited to Chris than this. Just look how "at home" he was in Spandex House. He probably could have walked up and down the aisles with his eyes closed and picked out the fabric he wanted.

This:

Is...

...very hard for us to compliment because it's so far away from the kind of clothing we would normally compliment, but for you darlings, we're going to give it a shot.

Let's get this out of the way first: We're shocked that Michael Kors didn't make the obvious "Shania Twain" joke. As we all know about the Duchess, she's nothing if not obvious.

Now.


Um...


It's...


Oh, the hell with it. Let's jump in.

It's beautifully constructed, it's got some touches to it that give it some interest, like the criss-crossing and the lined hoodie.


We don't actually love the gloves because we think they take it from stagewear to stripper wear...


...and that thing on her thigh comes a bit too close to a garter for our comfort.


But it IS exactly in line with the concept of the challenge and the client clearly loved it. It had style (as far as these things go) and sass and all in all, it was just perfect.


And that's the end.



[Photo: Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]


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159 comments:

Anna said...

Oh that diva loved herself some Sissy Bear! Can you blame her? If they told the girls anything about the designers, they would be fighting over Chris like cats in heat!

Not my style either, but he pulled it out. They asked for crazy and he delivered batshit nuts- with great construction! Go Sissy!

Anonymous said...

this is why your blog is like crack.
I check it compulsively, looking for my fix and then - bam! 12:30 A.M. you've updated again with leopard stripper chris costumes.

Kristina said...

part of me wants to scream that they have finally jumped the shark, in a truly spectacular way. wrestling isn't really known for its fashion sense.

mostly, though, i thought it was so much fun (sparklies! fake breasts! house of spandex!). and of course, i'm happy chris finally won one.

i noticed christian's diva was rather into him, too. interesting trend...gay fashion designers, and the wwe divas who love them. :)

Arturo said...

wow... thats all i can say lol
it was a weird challenge i gotta say!
but it was fun and i kinda like it but not really
i mean i like the concept for what it is
i dont like the actual thing lol
it was fun....
Tom and Lorenzo you are awesome i wanna meet you guys!!!
hugs and lotta love
hope to read you soon
A.

Mike B. said...

Yeah. Um. This is the thing about this season: there's so little to praise. The challenges are so high-concept that I frequently just don't see anything I consider pretty, anything I would give a woman a compliment for wearing.

Chris's was better than most this week, but I didn't actually like any of them. And that's kind of tiring.

On the Ricky situation: not like this. He spent ten episodes making hooker clothes, and the judges finally sent him home for doing so on a hooker challenge? I mean, I'll take it, but I really didn't want him to go on a close judgment call. I wanted him to go in an episode that made it glaringly obvious that he was out of his league.

Very glad Sweet P's still in, though if she doesn't rally next week and the one after (stranger things have happened), she's gone.

Molly said...

i personally love that hoodie. i think it's adorable.

GothamTomato said...

"tlo said: Ohhh, HONEY...You are barking up the WRONG tree."



Hmmm...I wondered if I was the only person who noticed that. (giggles)

It reminded me of a sight I once witnessed at the gym: I was peddling away on the stationary bike, and sitting right next to me, but on a bench, was Calvin Klein, reading a magazine.

In front of us was a counter and there was a woman there who was throwing ALL her artillery at him, desperately trying to get him to notice her. She was leaning all over the counter, writhing around, sticking her butt out, her boobs out, throwing her head back laughing (at nothing), shooting him those Catwoman looks, trying her bimbo/seductive best, all to no avail.

And while she was working so hard, (what she couldn't see was) all the while, he was COMPLETELY engrossed in a very studly (and well endowed) 2-page underwear ad. Quite an amusing sight.

As was the sight of the diva & our sissy bear. Poor girl. I'm sure that she is used to dealing with mere mortal males, on whom those moves lead to the maxing out of credit cards. How could she know of Sissy Bear's super homo powers?

Confused, she likely texted her plastic surgeon from the lobby, and ordered new, casaba melon implants.

--GothamTomato

anastasia said...

I was so ridiculously proud of him!

GothamTomato said...

Btw, I loved this outfit. If I ever decide to add pole dancing to my bucket list, I'll definately go for this look.

And this was the first outfit, all season, that actually went with the black boots from the BlueFly wall.

Good for Chris!

--GothamTomato

Crow Winters said...

And this was the first outfit, all season, that actually went with the black boots from the BlueFly wall. - gothamtomato

hahahaha. This reminds me- what on earth is bluefly going to suggest to match this outfit on thier "create the winning design" bs?

Synnamin said...

Since I make clubwear for myself (and historical costuming. Some everyday clothes, but not much), I *loved* this challenge. It was a stretch, it was fun, and it's nice to see them taken out of their comfort zone a bit.

Ok, clearly Chris was IN his comfort zone, and I adored his outfit. He could have gone totally tacky, but he didn't. It was right where it needed to be. Loved the other top pieces, too, though Christian's looked like anything you could find at one of the tranny stores in SF. Good-quality pleather is worth its price. He didn't use good pleather.

FINALLY! I'm so glad Weepyboy is gone!

BigAssBelle said...

this was just ass kickin' fierce and i love the fact that my sissy bear got a challenge that was made for him.

this was a bondo-strappy-disciplinish-sexy-hot-hot-hot outfit for a woman who wrestles.

to each her own, but i am definitely with the girl having her crush on the bear. he is 10 kinds of cute.

Kanani said...

This works. She was a leopard waiting to freakin' pounce. She was smokin' hot and both she and Chris knew it. Even the little garter was hot.

I think the two of them had good rapport, and what I've noticed about Chris is that he really listens. What I like about Chris is that he's really come into his own, and what a pleasure it's been to see when he does well.

How much you wanna make a bet you'll see this little hoodie knocked off?

Nibs said...

This outfit fit everything about the challenge. I especially love the irony that the basic silhouette of the cropped jacket was almost identical to the jacket on the dress that got him auf'd. Sans hoodie of course. :snickers

Sally said...

When I saw the previews for this episode--Tim Gunn--Sublime Master of the Subtle and Elegant ...presiding over a field trip to Spandex House. wtf?

Truth is, I thought the whole epi was damn funny...and about time too. This season has had a Thanksgiving Turkey tryptophan effect to it. zzzz~~

Leopard-Bear deserved the win ...and I applaud his character in that he admitted to winning the tackiest challenge and that it cracked him up.

Christian has delivered ANOTHER (!) ...Black, puff-sleeved, cropped jacket w/exaggerated collar-lapel, paired w/skinny Black pants...detailing at the knee, flares slightly above the ankle (Captain Kirk)...said he liked it best, but dammmn, jr....it's the same garment-- Ferosh Courtura, put down the spray and think of something NEW.

...think Rami's Pepto Bismal romper was worse than Ricky's traffic-cone-colored, Bond girl swimsuit. Neither was "appropriate" ...snicker...whatever that means in the given context.

I'm with the Duchess on this one....How do you apply any rationality about fashion trends to this hot mess?

TLo...it's a lot to ask, but would you consider screen capping the judges for this one...could be hilarious. :)

pippitypup said...

Chris kicked all kinds of ass with his design, and the diva adored the bejeezus out of it. And him. Who wouldn't love to hug him?

Rami & Sweet P were unable to deal with the sheer insanity of the challenge. Rami did his usual drape crap, which defeats the entire purpose of spandex.

Sweet P tried to tone the whole look down. Honey, the last thing these divas want is to be toned down! She needed to make a huge royal robe, covered with fur & jewels, something that could be ripped away to eeveal the rhinestone-studded glory beneath.

Christian made the same thing he's nmade in every other challenge. And
Ricky? Way overdue on the auf.

lynette said...

I knew Chris would rock this one!

One question: Is it a standard for the WWE divas to costume themselves in the buttcheek-showin' bottoms?

npboy74 said...

All I can say is that when Chris won I actually cheered and clapped. It's about time he won. Of all the designers this season, he's the one that has really grown with the challenges. I guess getting the kiss of auf from Heidi can really kickstart the creativity.

As for Christian. He's talented sure, and I did like his outfit. But skinny bitchy queens are a dime a dozen. Anybody that would make a face behind someone's back (as he did when Ricky was giving his surprisingly untearful farewell) is just an a$$. I bet money someone smothers him in his sleep before the season is out.

Anonymous said...

But we can continually smash ricky for his horrible outfits and his crying week after week?

Yeah, he's a colleague, and it's unprofessional, but i'm not going to judge him for saying what everyone is thinking and saying on the net and in their homes.

desertwind said...

Technical question about the understructure of these booty barin' shorts --

Is there an inner-sleeve (or whatever ya call it) like a built-in panty? I mean -- how do they stay on?

PS - Yay, Chris!

katiecoo said...

Am I the only one who doesn't get the obvious Shania Twain joke? Maybe I need to watch this episode again as I was totally multi tasking while it was on. Nevertheless, congrats SissyBear! You being tickled pink makes all of us viewers tickled pink. What I'm saying is you're contagious..in a good way. :)

katiecoo said...

PS. Gotham Tomato, I always thought Calvin Klein was straight? So out of the loops here..thank GOD for this blog--a world of education.

herdgirl72 said...

The pictures don't do the outfit justice.
The green glitter spandex looked GREAT on the runway!!

Yea Sissybear!!

And did you see the end of the promo after the show?? He looks like he's mistyeyed but in a good way....
I hope I hope!!

Anonymous said...

Holy photoshop Bravo! What did you do with the rest of the Diva's legs? While it wasn't my favorite challenge it was amusing to watch Rami attempt to drape stripper-ware.

Bearaymond said...

Did anyone else notice how similar Chris' finished garment was to the top of his Diva's dress in the OH HONEY photo. Taken to the n'th degree of course, but.... YAY Team Sissy Bear

Gorgeous Things said...

Love Sissybear!!! Love how he worked with his client and gave her exactly what she wanted.

But I have to tell ya, the posed picture of her in her new costume? Her Brazilian is showing....

deejay said...

Hated the nine-millionth promotional tie-in, but was happy to see Chris win. I'm not into superhero/stripper/wrestler outfits, but that was one beautiful hoodie. And the criss-crossing was a good idea. All well-executed, and well-edited by Chris. I thought the judges might choose Jillian's, which was my second favorite. But when the judges were talking about his outfit looking expensive, I thought things were looking good for Chris. It was a pleasure to see how happy he was when Heidi announced the win. Finally! I thought his Diana Ross dress, prom dress, and Tiki Barber outfit all should have been in the top two, if not the winner. Way to go Sissybear!

Amy said...

I thought the hood part of the jacket was sort of an inspired nod to boxer's robes.

amy!

jen in philly said...

katiecoo said:
PS. Gotham Tomato, I always thought Calvin Klein was straight?

I was also confused by this. Not that this makes him straight, but I know CK has a daughter. (My friend incurred her wrath on an internship.)

tehkou said...

I assumed the strap was meant to invoke the image of a thigh-holster, like for a machete or a knife. It goes along with the "jungle" theme of the rest of the outfit and makes her seem a little more dangerous. (Despite the fact she's, you know, effectively naked.)

jen in philly said...

Oh, here's the Shania Twain reference. More leopard print!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SOh6mSEZss

Alex! said...

A few things...

1. Chris totally nailed every aspect of the challenge and OWNED the win. He got it.

2. This challenge was totally stupid, but grew on me as the episode went on. It's great to watch the designers not only go WAYYYYY outside their comfort zone, but more importantly, HAVING FUN. This was a chance for them to get nutty, and some of them jumped at it. that was great to watch.

3. The Divas totally awakened some sort of Amazon fantasy in my loins. Considering that they work in the world's stupidest industry, they were mostly pretty sexy, in an R. Crumb/Wonder-Woman-domination kinda way.

Caligula said...

When Tim was standing in the ring with the WWF Divas it looked like he was starring in a revival of Cabaret.

Torrie was the only one I knew, and she's been around forever. Back when I watched wrestling alot she always wore outfits similar to what Rami designed for her. I think the judges didn't quite get the whole wrestling thing.

But Chris nailed this one to the wall. This was really a great challenge...next season: drag queens. It has to happen.

Bill said...

katiecoo - Shania Twain did a video for the song "That Don't Impress Me Much" where she wears a hooded leopard print jacket along with leopard bell bottoms and leopard luggage. It's a big tacky mess. Chris actually improved on Shania's outfit by making one more subtle.

Bill said...

oops - jen in philly beat me to it.

bitchybitchybitchy said...

As deejay posted, Heidi thought this costume looked expensive, and that's usually a plus in the judges' minds.

Chris and his diva had great rapport, and she absolutely owned the runway.

I'm so happy that Chris is still in-he's got a great sense of humor, and of the ridiculous. add me to the list of women who love Chris!

Bill said...

btw - anyone else get a sexed up Giada DeLaurentiis vibe off of Chris's WWE Vixen?

Gwen said...

TLo, how can you guys pretend not to be able to judge this? What if they were asked to update Wonder Woman's costume? It'd be similar, right?

Chris killed this shit. He rocked it. Also, I thought his styling was awesome. His diva wasn't beautiful, but he made her beautiful. Shoot, he almost made me want to be a lady wrestler...

Stargirl said...

Not sure if this has been said yet, but how awesome would it have been if Anne Slowey were a judge on this challenge? She might have had an aneurysm from all of that tootie on display!

nycowgirl said...

Calvin Klein is famous among certain circles for being publicly straight but privately gay. There's a parody of him in one of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City books.

Yomanda said...

I can't believe you didn't say something about them wearing matching leopard print!

And I think it's a bit of a cheat that she wore leopard print to their first meeting, and that's what he chose for the final look. Kinda dull.

But as far as tranny hooker wear goes, I'll give it an A for effort.

And she has a rockin' hot ass. Sizzle!

nycowgirl said...

P.S., On topic, I expected to hate this episode but kind of enjoyed the whole over-the-top tranny hooker camp explosion of it all.

And I love Chris. I was hoping to ask him to design something for my theatre company, but now he'll be too expensive! And good for him.

snaillady2 said...

Okay, This episode ranks up there in the history of PR with the Postal Service episode from S1. I *loved* it and laughed my ass off! From Christian's concerns about actually enjoying his designing experience a bit tooo much, to Chris knocking it out of the ball park, to Rami showing just how much of a stiff jerk he can be by trying to drape spandex on a woman so endowed the drape was negated, I love, love, loved it!

I wanna see a comic with Supergirl Christian and her hairspray of doom! [the cut of him spraying his hair before going to the runway was awesome!] Please tell me Alex is working on a super-person strip of the designers!

And I *want* a sequin lined, green-leopard print hoodie. I inexplicably feel like I need it to complete my life.

snf in va said...

This was a challenge for the viewers, too...talk about *everyone* being out of their comfort zone!!

Except, of course, Chris.

It looks like this outfit is really well constructed and could actually hold up to some ring action. Some of the others, while adorable in their own uber-tacky way, looked like they wouldn't stay on very long. Which of course is exactly what male WWE fans no doubt pray for.

You have to remember that, down here, satellite dishes are also called the state flower of West Virginia, and that there are people round these parts who think drinking warm PBR and watching the bug zapper is *fahn* entertainment.

WWE is a step up.

agnes gooch said...

I am ever so happy for Chris, that he won. I am still (mostly) bereft of words about the challenge itself, because I think I'm still trying to figure out why the judges were praising the "tootie-age" that was hanging out. I guess I just haven't kept up well enough on "female wrestler" fashion trends to know what's what.

Oh gawd, somebody bring back real fashion...quick...before I start hyperventilating....

adesigner said...

Yeah, he's a colleague, and it's unprofessional, but i'm not going to judge him for saying what everyone is thinking and saying on the net and in their homes.

But you're assuming that everyone was thinking those same things. In addition, you're assuming that being catty, rude and mean trumps good manners, thoughtfulness and civility.

Which of course, makes for great reality TV (in fact it's needed). But when the cameras quit rolling, he has to go out and get a job.

Christian has yet to land a big design job. Being a student and being in the sidelines of designers in London is a pretty slim resume.

He should have used the TV show as his chance to show off many qualities he may indeed have. So we have seen what he can do with his design skills. But we have also seen the divisiveness and pettiness he can bring into a workplace.

I'd not be willing to hire him. Why should anyone take that risk? His behavior is like a little kid who has been given everything he has always wanted, and his parents never said "no," or "you're out of line."

And as someone else has pointed out, kids like him are a dime a dozen.

veruca salt said...

I enjoyed this challenge, mostly because of the light-hearted camaraderie going on in the work room. I love it when the show reaches the point where the designers have bonded and get silly (I am sure lack of sleep plays a part as well).

On the surface a tacky mess, but really, as others have pointed out, very similar to the swimsuit and ice skating challenges that serve to push the designers out of their box (except, as you noted, for Chris. This IS his box). What was interesting to me was which designers embraced the challenge and which struggled. Really highlighted some creative limitations that otherwise could have gone unnoticed.

LOVE that Chris won. And LOVE LOVE LOVE his self-depreciating comment that of course he won the tacky challenge.

jen in philly said...

As they were entering Spandex House I wondered to myself how many times Chris had been there before. My absolute favorite part of the episode was when he asked the employees if they "still had that green leopard print." Awesome!

veruca salt said...

snaillady2 said...

"And I *want* a sequin lined, green-leopard print hoodie. I inexplicably feel like I need it to complete my life."

Me too! But I'm glad someone else owned up first!

Andrea said...

And one other thing about Chris's design: It had that "it" factor. I mean, in an alternate universe, of course. But once you accept you're in that universe, this was the outfit that said WINNER the moment the model made her entrance.

Andrea said...

Oh, speaking of alternate universes: I'm still laughing about the phrase Spandex House. Though I am can't help but wonder why the designers were carrying Mood bags into Parson's. I guess Mood has to be acknowledged in every show, so the designers had to put their SH purchases in Mood bags. Holy recycling, Batman.

seth said...

I am so glad that Chris won this challenge. He so deserved it and I am glad that Ricky is gone finally.

Unlike most people, I don't watch this show for the clothes, actually I could give a damn about the clothes. I am a man and couldn't wear any of this. I watch this show purely for the entertainment value and this was very entertaining.

Sweet P tried, and I really do like her, but this proves she has limited range and should go home, actually so should Rami.

They said next week 2 will go, hopefully it will be Jillian and Sweet P.

CPK said...

I really enjoyed this challenge - I thought the divas were awesome, I loved seeing how Jillian, Christian and Sissy Bear stepped up to the plate. It was fun and had no superfluous b-s details (run through a giant warehouse and grab some dirty jeans; run pointlessly through Bryant Park to grab fabric (sensing a theme here)

nso said...

Go Sissybear! So it's not high fashion. So what? This design is absolutely perfect for the client. It's dramatic, sexy and adorable at the same time, well-made, and fits the client's image to a T. No wonder she loved it. Maybe Chris will get a new gig out of this, designing for the WWE divas.

sam said...

The other day on here, someone said that at least Rami couldn't drape spandex. WRONG! He did it and we see what it looked like, wrong. He is drapetastic.

Pat said...

What a fun episode and so great to see Chris win!!!

I hope TLo will screen capture the look on Nina's face when Rami's design walked down the runway - bbwwaahhhh

Anonymous said...

I was expecting a pretty cringe-worthy program but was more than pleasantly surprised/entertained by what we saw.

There was more Tim - always a good use of airtime. Tim's valiant criticisms of garments that were obviously outside his comfort zone was pretty game of him, too.

We saw more interaction between the designers and some welcome levity - they were people for a change, not one-note drama queens. It was refreshing.

Frankly, I thought the WWE divas had a blast on the show and conveyed their enjoyment. They interacted with their designers, and, as far as I was concerned, each rocked the runway! Those women really strutted, moved and sold their garments. They grabbed my attention and worked the clothes - a lot more than all the forgettable models we've been seeing this season, unfortunately. Perhaps their presentation aplomb comes from the divas being entertainers; it made, I thought, for better TV than I was anticipating.

I've been on the SissyBear bandwagon since the beginning, though I share many of the PRGB gang's concerns that he is more theatre than Seventh Avenue. To reiterate the [tiresome/hackneyed] phrase, we'll have to watch what happens.

Thanks, again, TLo, for brightening our days, afternoons, and evenings!

All the best,

NDC

SUS said...

Congrats Chris! This getup (and Jillian's) were my favorite designs from this challenge. Yeah, we all saw that Shania video, but the jacket short length and the hood shape really lent to a boxing-ring warm-up suit feeling. I liked the holster/garter thing.

Stubenville said...

I just got a text message from a friend at the PR Bryant Park show; it appears that there there may be one or more decoys showing from what I was told... the show is ongoing so it still isn't clear who ALL the people showing are.

So I guess the producers aren't quite as dumb as we were making them out to be this season. Still, it must royally suck to be a decoy and know it.

Oh well, it's hard to get your 15 minutes of fame, so I guess it's still a career boost even to be a decoy at Bryant Park.

cb said...

I totally want one of those green leopard sequined hoodies! and i hate animal prints AND sequins!

and I also thought the deep hood of the hoodie was a nod to boxing-ring robes.

maybe i wasn't paying close enough attention, but I didn't get a sense of the designers having fun and bonding with each other. C&C Feers are the only ones who seemed to have fun.
and everyone else is either such a hot mess or emotionally void that it simply is no longer entertaining to watch them.

wheresandrae? said...

Am I the only one who caught Chris say "do you still have the green leopard print?" when they went to spandex house?? That was hilarious! You could tell he was a regular there!

Andrea said...

Stubenville said, "It must royally suck to be a decoy and know it."

I'm sure it's nicer to show knowing you're still in the running, but on the other hand, having the opportunity to make a collection (on someone else's dime) and show it at BP is a pretty good consolation prize.

SUS said...

Chris does love that cock ring design element. The back of this outfit resembled the back of his prom dress. ;)

Anonymous said...

we giggled endlessly when The Gunn said "we're going to the Spandex House"

-R

Anonymous said...

also...I think the Duchess said it all when he noted how out of place he was. (the Pope in a whore-house comment)

Like, this is supposed to be a show about fashion design. If the Duchess feels out of place, then it's no longer about fashion design. This was a spandex-tailoring challenge.

-R

lima bean said...

I would wear that hoodie in a heartbeat. The longer version of course.

I'm so proud of my boy. He's even-keeled and level-headed without any added drama. His methodical mindset is what will see him through to the very end. I can hardly wait to see an enire, undirected collection from him.

texasinafrica said...

Of course Chris was at home at Spandex House - did you hear him ask, "Do you still have the green leopard?" Our Sissy Bear apparently knows their stock inside and out. Hooray for Chris!

daxx said...

Thanks for the update Stuben. But we should remember season 2 when Kara was the decoy and actually had the best collection overall. It worked well for her in the long run.

As for Chris's outfit, nothing new to add. It was great and a perfect realization of the concept.

Alex! said...

Please tell me Alex is working on a super-person strip of the designers!

Sadly, and due to circumstances beyond my control, Alex is working on day fifteen of non-stop cleaning at his store.

With a gallery opening/book signing tonight, he also has been framing to the point that his fingers are bleeding.

Alex barely caught the last half of the new PR episode. Alex is having a rough week.

(Hopefully I'll have a chance to do some drawing soon. It was relaxing....)

Alex! said...


And as someone else has pointed out, kids like him are a dime a dozen.


Except for the "crazy freaking talented" part.

That seems like an important distinction, maybe?

GothamTomato said...

"steubenville said: I just got a text message from a friend at the PR Bryant Park show; it appears that there there may be one or more decoys showing from what I was told... the show is ongoing so it still isn't clear who ALL the people showing are."



They'd have to have at least one decoy because after this morning everyone will know who was at Bryant Park, so no suspense for next week's show.

It would have to be 3 finalists with 2 decoys or 4 finalists with 1 decoy (my guess would be the latter).

The judges LOVE both Rami & Christian, and Jillian has been the most consistantly good throughout the whole season, so those 3 must be definite. The decoy has to be SweetP - because the show would lose all credibility if she were in the final.

The wild card is Chris: I have suspected that the reason a couple of the designers said bitter things about him was because he made it to the final (which they were likely pissed about because originally he'd been eliminated). So he's got to figure in a final 4.

--GothamTomato

GothamTomato said...

"Alex! said: With a gallery opening/book signing tonight, he also has been framing to the point that his fingers are bleeding."



So even with his grueling schedule, Alex has made time to channel Jillian/Jeanie/Baby.

That is one Superfan.

--GothamTomato

Bop said...

Oh boys, I love you, but don't act like you're picking up dog poo by judging these outfits. We've had outlandish before and we'll have it again.

bitchesdye said...

Sissybear is my fav! Let's hope he can pull a Jay and win this F*&$)ER!

Yvespaul said...

I actually love the garter belt thing, it draws your attention to a body part that normally get unnoticed. Just add some interest.

bitchybitchybitchy said...

And as someone else has pointed out, kids like him are a dime a dozen.

Alex said:

Except for the "crazy freaking talented" part.

That seems like an important distinction, maybe?

I'd say that is a very important distinction.

I thought Christian's reaction when Ricky was auf'd was rude. The kid does have to grow up.
that said, his behavior is, IMHO, less alienating/offensive than Jeffrey's was in PR3.

Bittybis said...

The most brilliant part of Chris' design was that it drew the eye to to most powerful parts of the body. The upper body with all the strapping and the shape of the hoodie predominated and looked superhero powerful. Her abs were bare and framed by the outfit. The holster/garter drew attention to her thighs. He really got it. These outfits are about power more than sex. The sexiness comes from the power. The designers who failed are the ones who drew attention to the least powerful parts of the body -- tits and ass -- making their outfits about passive sexual attraction rather than amazonian power.

gloria said...

Kanani said:
"I think the two of them had good rapport, and what I've noticed about Chris is that he really listens."
Yes! No matter what the challenge - he does know how to listen to a client, and that will bring him the success he deserves. (unlike Rami - who couldn't even remember what his client said she was...but that's for later...)

gloria said...

and Sally asked"TLo...it's a lot to ask, but would you consider screen capping the judges for this one...could be hilarious. :)"
Along with the look on TIM's face!
Pleaseplease please?? Thankyou thankyouthankyou....

gloria said...

and Sally asked"TLo...it's a lot to ask, but would you consider screen capping the judges for this one...could be hilarious. :)"
Along with the look on TIM's face!
Pleaseplease please?? Thankyou thankyouthankyou....

agnes gooch said...

So am I the only one who watched "Make Me a Supermodel" last night (don'tyoujudgeme) and saw the PR preview where Heidi solemnly intoned, "And two of you will be owwwt"? I would imagine that, at the very least, Chris, Christian, Rami, Jillian and Sweet P are showing this morning. Which sort of begs the question -- why did they bring Chris back (NOT NOT NOT that I'm complaining)? Which further begs the question, was there ANY pre-production planning done this season or were they relying on darts and vodka gimlets for their weekly game plan?

Anonymous said...

I also thought it great Chris finally won a challenge outright and appropo it was this one. Like Kayne winning the Miss Universe challenge.

I agree with the others as initially repulsive as this challenge might have seem, it is a valid challenge. Good costumes like any good outfit require real design ability to make them successful. Look at Michelle Pfeiffer's catwoman suit or Tobey McGuire's spiderman. Thos are clearly not sports or evening wear but they still required a great deal of design talent to create them.

Incidentally for those who dont think this superhero/stripper theatrical stuff has nohing to do with fashion, this spring the Metropolitan Museum of Art is having a display of how superhero costumes have influenced fashion. this exhibit is sponsored by Giorgio Armani!! Superheros:Fashion and Fantasy

Frank

Anonymous said...

There's a Spandex House???? LOL!Like Spatula City in the Weird Al movie UHF.


KiP

katiecoo said...

Alex! Your toons are like a pearl in an oyster--love seeing them and such a little cherry on top. Not expecting them makes them all the more fun (at least for me). Good luck with your Comic store fabulosity and hopefully we'll see a little sumpin sumpin from you around Bryant Park time...:)

Anonymous said...

"Tlo said: Ohhh, HONEY . . . You are [so] barking up the WRONG tree."

I loved that line in the movie White Chicks, just before the runway show! Anyone remember it?

daxx said...

Great statement Bittybis. You nailed it directly on the head. That's why Rami's outfit, while not the worst in my opnion, failed anyway. Though in his defense I have to say that physically, that girl was ALL tits and ass).

Kristen said...

I just loved the sparkly butt!!

thegreatsatan said...

Yummy. I'd drink her milkshake. I'd DRINK IT UP!

Edina Monsoon said...

This had to be one of the most surreal challenges they've ever come up with, nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks, guys for posting the fabulous screencap of Maria bouncing up and down on the other divas....Good Lord!

Kudos, to our huggable & masterful SissyBear for working that leopard, spandex & sequins into a super-sexy and feroc look fit only for a true diva.

Love you guys, T&L to pieces. Keep up the amazing work! Kisskisskiss, to you both!

Nibs said...

Jezebel is live-blogging the PR show at Bryant Park if anyone wants to read it. Lots of spoilers so don't C&P into a new browser if you don't want to know.

http://tinyurl.com/2ksxqv

Edina Monsoon said...

Sorry to double-post, but I just saw your post Agnes Gooch.

I totally saw the preview where Heidi announced that there would be a double-auf next week and flipped. I. Do. Not. Get It.
Why bring back Chris? Sure, I understand that after Jack's departure they wanted to level the playing field, but it all seems so contrived and unnecessary if all they wanted to do was to scale things down to the norm which has been a finale three. I'm confused.

adesigner said...

"crazy freaking talented"

Anyone in any creative field will tell you that there are many freakin' talented people already out there and... coming in behind you like a squadron of Blue Angels. And can't we all name people who've been extremely talented, but have been such a pain the ass that no one will take a risk with them?

Brooke Astor said, "It's so much easier to be nice to everybody." Well, she was rich, too... but she has a point that perhaps the kid could take to heart.

Anonymous said...

Apparently all 5 left are presenting collections at Bryant Park, EVEN SWEET P. So there must be 2 decoys.

Anonymous said...

Posh is the guest judge at bryant park.

Sewing Siren said...

Yes, I agree that this was the best of the bunch. It was well made and well thought out. They were all ugly, though.I guess that's why I didn't like this challenge much.

j-yo said...

Sissy Bear's costume was fierce. It was the only one that made me scream "YEAH!" (in a professional wrestling tone) when it came down the runway. I just love Sissy Bear and I was ready to be really pissed if he didn't take the win.

And people, those divas weren't trying to hook in our gayboys ... They were sexing up for the cameras! All those plastic surgery costs must be justified somewhere.

Chipolte said...

Gotham Tomato said: "The decoy has to be SweetP - because the show would lose all credibility if she were in the final."

You still don't get it. All Sweet P has to do is survive the last cut. If she pulls off a stunning garment in the final elimination (and that's a big if) she shows at Bryant Park.

For the millionth time, it's not about "most consistently good throughout" (in YOUR opinion) it's about surviving each elimination. Should we put that in Braille for you?

Sweet P has made it through 9 eliminations to the final 5. She derves props for that, not insults.

In my opinion, someone HAS lost all credibility (long ago) ... but it's not Bravo.

Kanani said...

Well, if Sweet P is showing on her own, then she gets Auf'd.

By the way, I love the word Auf'd. As in "Auf, Auf damned spot!"

Gloria -- yes, I think like the way Chris listens. I think Sweet P does too, though in this challenge she was intimidated by the client, as opposed to the prom teen where she used her judgment and edited.

Oh, and I left a "Sweatshop" question over on my blog, in case anyone cares to take a stab at it.

ChelseaNH said...

Well, it looks like I have to stop reading the comments now, since nobody's bothering with spoiler warnings.

Chris tends to do well on the client challenges because he's such a good listener. (Even on the weight loss challenge, his client seemed to love her French hooker outfit, and really the most egregious flaws were easily fixed.) He takes people as they are and doesn't bother with how they "should" be.

As for this particular challenge, well, he's just comfortable being fabulous. Not everyone can handle the rarified air, but he can.

Sewing Siren said...

desertwind said...
Technical question about the understructure of these booty barin' shorts --

Is there an inner-sleeve (or whatever ya call it) like a built-in panty? I mean -- how do they stay on?


I'd imagine (because I have never actually made a pair of wrestler shorts) that they constructed similar to a bikini bathing suit bottom.The front panel of the shorts is probably fully lined with a very thin "flesh" colored knit.
And to keep them on, the top edge, is also like a bikini bottom, cut smaller (about 1" total) than the actual circumference of the high hip and a piece of elastic (slightly smaller yet) is streched and sewn it to the fold over of the waistband.

Anonymous said...

Gotham Tomato, you told us Bravo lost all credibility last year when Jeffrey won.

Maybe you should stop watching.

ptrap said...

And now, direct from Blockbuster OnLine Total Access, WWE Designer Wedgies!

Can someone tell me why Chris's diva chose to yank down her boy short panties for the "official" picture? I dont want to see your Britney...put that thing away!

Anonymous said...

So can we get this week's winning look on blueballsfly dom com yet?

GothamTomato said...

"Sweet P has made it through 9 eliminations to the final 5. She derves props for that, not insults."



She's barely made it through most of those times, and is clearly way, way below the other designers in both ability ad vision. Most of her pieces have looked horrible; poorly constructed and ill fitting. Even the ones where she got props (like the prom challenge, made the poor girl look like she was wearing Depends). For whatever reason she's there, it certainly isn't because she's the best or brightest.

However, there are those who identify with her panickly housewife out of water tv persona. Mazel tov to them. But the fact remains that she is no where near the caliber of the other 4 who are left.

--GothamTomato

hotchickenbakooti said...

Bitybis: i love your take on the design of this outfit. You are right...when I saw it, i thought female action hero: dangerous and powerful. And I noticed the silicone less than o and more

And aren't some of you (even you, my delicous gayboys) funny? How is this not in the spirit of the competition? The designers had to listen to clients, work outside of their comfort zone, understand the parameters/context of the challenge, and make it their own.

Was it the presence of spandex that makes it "tacky"? Because I have seen some "high fashion" that I would consider tacky tacky tacky and not beautiful in the least.

hotchickenbakooti said...

Note to self: proofread your comments.

I meant to say I noticed the silicone less than I noticed how very strong, toned and muscular these women were. It was a nice change from the listless walking of the regular models.

Lilithcat said...

RE: Bluefly

This was the best they could come up with.

Psychomom said...

Getty is posting pictures of Project Runway at fashion week.

another laura said...

Wait a minute, poodles!

Haven't gotten all the way down the blogs, but I can't believe that the Divas weren't totally aware that the boys were not into them - they're just camera hos, doing their camera ho thing on PR to try and get some cross-pollination with the WWE.

Not that THAT isn't pathetic and silly and unrealisitc as well, but let's get real!

aaaaaah, forget that. Fantasy is much more fun.

Can't wait to see TLo on Rami's outfit.....

Cuddle Monster said...

I've LOVED Sweet P's stuff and couldn't disagree more with Gotham Tomato. I think it's a highly biased opinion and it should be noted one that is definitely not shared by everyone.

I agree with Chipolte, Sweet P deserves mad respect for making it this far. Why hate on her?? Just to stir up muck?? That's childish. She's a sweetie and I'm routing for her to the end.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Cuddle Monster ... she's already won. She got to show at Bryant Park!!! That in itself is the greatest reward. The exposure is incredible.

She deserves every success which is coming to her.

Sour-grape Tomatos can spoil rancid in their lazy-boys. Wrong again.

GothamTomato said...

Gee, does every opinion have to be shared by 'everyone' before it's posted? How dull.
Guess there won't be any more comments at all, from anyone.

It is mildly amusing though, that while every designer is criticized here (and everywhere), only SweetP's 'fans' come completely unglued at any criticism of her. I haven't seen that from the fans of anyone else (except Peanut).

--GothamTomato

GothamTomato said...

"hotchickenbakooti said: I noticed how very strong, toned and muscular these women were. It was a nice change from the listless walking of the regular models."



True, but I think that was because these women were experienced performers who understand how to project their personality for the audience.

--GothamTomato

Anonymous said...

"Sour-grape Tomatos can spoil rancid in their lazy-boys. Wrong again."

LOL!!!! Hysterical! And so true.

Criticism is completely acceptable. Constant, repeated, ad-nauseum, haranging, character assassination, false accusations, prejudiced bile and vitriolic slander - particularly of a woman - is reprehensible.

Grow up. Hate make you ugly. Obviously you've been hating for many years.

Anonymous said...

I'm about to be a little bitchy, but I'm getting mad that here and on other blogs, folks are acting to the fact that the designers went to Spandex House like Tim said to go to a bordello.
First of all, Spandex House is a well respected business. http://www.spandexhouse.com/ They just happen to specialize in fabrics with stretch which, in most fabric stores is a difficult to find item. If you're designing yoga clothes, or outfits for the ballet, an outfit that needs stretch lining, or even stretchy skinny fit jeans, where else are you going to go???
I sincerely doubt that Tim thought that saying they were headed to Spandex house was any different than saying they were going to ANY other well-respected fabric store in New York. After all, this is a man who had to keep a demure expression while telling designers to get their products from their apartments, from a grocery store, from a flower shop, or that they have to run for it.
Geez.

another laura said...

Chipolte:

"Gotham Tomato said: "The decoy has to be SweetP - because the show would lose all credibility if she were in the final."

You still don't get it. All Sweet P has to do is survive the last cut. If she pulls off a stunning garment in the final elimination (and that's a big if) she shows at Bryant Park.

For the millionth time, it's not about "most consistently good throughout" (in YOUR opinion) it's about surviving each elimination. Should we put that in Braille for you?

Sweet P has made it through 9 eliminations to the final 5. She derves props for that, not insults.

In my opinion, someone HAS lost all credibility (long ago) ... but it's not Bravo."

geez, chipolte, that was pretty harsh, particularly for someone who spells his/her name wrong (assuming you meant the type of smoked chili).

And a deeply personal attack, as well. shame on you

PLEASE these anonymouses, don't feed in any more real time stuff from Bryant Park!!!!

And now back to this episode. I hope there's a girl in the final 3. Rami is finally wearing me down to where I'm falling asleep here. And there's a little bit in the "next week" part of the last episode where it looks like he's getting into a fight on the runway with another of the designers. could it be?

I would like to see full collections from all of these. Why not? You never know.

Dr Katz said...

People post comments all the time about this designer or that. Not everyone likes everyone. That is a fact of life. But Gotham tomato and his hate of Sweet p is way overboard and so mean spirited that one has to wonder why the rancor. I think GT needs to see a therapist about his hate issues. One doesn't hate someone they don't even know so much that they obsess over it. GT-see a professional.

tehkou said...

I like Sweet P a lot, and would like to see what she shows at Bryant Park.

That said, my expectation is that her collection will be entirely workmanlike, lacking a distinct point of view or any wow factor.

She's a good dressmaker and I'd like to see what she can do, in the hopes that maybe she'll really bring it. But given the sorts of things that she has done, I don't think it's fair to expect too much.

That said, she's the sort of underdog it's very easy to root for just on general principle. I think that's why opinions on her run so high.

RhondaM said...

It is mildly amusing though, that while every designer is criticized here (and everywhere), only SweetP's 'fans' come completely unglued at any criticism of her. I haven't seen that from the fans of anyone else (except Peanut).

--GothamTomato


That is because NO ONE else completely assaults any of the other designers in the way you assault Sweet P. Otherwise we would say something to them too.

tehkou said...

Oh, and as long as I'm doing armchair psychoanalysis...

I think the reason why everyone's treating "Spandex House" like it's a dirty word is not because of any real problem with spandex as a material or any misconception of its purpose.

It's just that "Spandex House" is kind of a silly name. It brings up connotations of Waffle House. Or maybe Animal House. You hear that name and you just imagine Tim as a crusty old college dean shouting "SPANDEEEEX HOOOOOUSE!!" and putting all the designers on double-secret probation.

snf in va said...

" GothamTomato said...

Gee, does every opinion have to be shared by 'everyone' before it's posted? How dull.
Guess there won't be any more comments at all, from anyone.

It is mildly amusing though, that while every designer is criticized here (and everywhere), only SweetP's 'fans' come completely unglued at any criticism of her. I haven't seen that from the fans of anyone else (except Peanut)."

Maybe someone should turn on a light and send them skittering back into the woodwork.

Bless their hearts.

Gotham, Keep up the commentary...you never fail to brighten my day.

NY fruit said...

Sweet P is not the best designer and probably won't win. But she is a human being with feelings just like us (most of us) and may read this blog. It is just better not to say anything you wouldn't say to her face. read: don't be an asshole.

Anonymous said...

"But Gotham tomato and his hate of Sweet p is way overboard and so mean spirited that one has to wonder why the rancor. I think GT needs to see a therapist about his hate issues. One doesn't hate someone they don't even know so much that they obsess over it. GT-see a professional."

Amen. (By the way, he is a she.)

Jessica Undone said...

Most of us in here are huge fans of the show, and to varying degrees, we feel very protective of the contestants, ALL of them. We love them and we love to hate them.

To come in here and consitently disparage one of them, call them names, shit on them, is just STUPID. Of course we will rally to her defense.

Esmerelda Eats Knockwurst said...

Who's "Peanut" ??

Anonymous said...

Peanut or the angry little peanut ws the nick name given to Jeffrey from last season.

Becca the Promo Mami said...

personally i think "ferocia coutura" should have won.

christian is a prisoner of his own mind :: in the BEST way

GothamTomato said...

"snf in va said: Maybe someone should turn on a light and send them skittering back into the woodwork."



Seriously. LOL.

Bless their (multiple personality) hearts is right. Too bad the dear hearts never sought to defend Ricky or Victorya or Rami or Jillan from the wrath of the great unwashed as well. It's as funny as it is transparent.

---GothamTomato

desertwind said...

Sewing Siren -- you're my god. Thanks so much for that explanation, sweetie. I've got a couple lingerie shorty shorts and -- lord knows! -- a little wrassling and they fall right off.

And what tehkou at 1:54 PMI said...
"It's just that "Spandex House" is kind of a silly name."
So, so true. We'd laff if Tim had to say "House o' Fabrics" everytime they went to the store.

... just wastin' time 'til Bryant Park pix appear... what a bizarre season. Wonder if next week is a team challenge and BOTH team-mates are eliminated?...

tehkou said...

Bless their (multiple personality) hearts is right. Too bad the dear hearts never sought to defend Ricky or Victorya or Rami or Jillan from the wrath of the great unwashed as well. It's as funny as it is transparent.

C'mon, you should be flattered. It just means people care what you have to say. It's like being back in school, where people only pick on you because they really like you, or because they're jealous of you.

I say mean things about Christian all the time, and no one ever tells me that I need therapy... *sniff*

(Yeah, I'm kinda bored today.)

another laura said...

I don't get any "hate" here except from people leaping on GothamTomato's back about how she doesn't like Sweet P's designs.

And to be "protective" of the designer "especially a woman" as though Sweet P weren't a fully grown professional person is very condescending. As a fully grown professional person I take offense at the idea that one of the PR contestant's work on the show should be immune from commentary!

Take the ad hominem attacks and suggestions for professional help elsewhere. Nobody's hating around here except you all.

Bittybis said...

I believe Gotham Tomato's original comment was something about how the show would lose all credibility if Sweet P was in the final three or four. I happen to disagree with that statement, not because of any convictions I have about Sweet P's talent, but simply because the final three or four are determined by challenge and any of the designers might fall on their faces or excel. That's what makes the show interesting. At the same time, I hardly think GT's statement should be read as a viscious personal attack on Sweet P. This all seems like overreaction and it's getting tiresome. Is this not the fourth or fifth time in the last couple of weeks this sort of thing has happened here?

twc said...

I WANT the hoodie, only in a regular length.

I have a friend who I think would like me to have the rest of the outfit too. Heh.

As a tall, athletic female (albeit older than the WWE Divas) I got a kick out of this challenge just because they had to dress women with curves and muscles. Welcome to my world!

Anonymous said...

"It's just that "Spandex House" is kind of a silly name."
So, so true. We'd laff if Tim had to say "House o' Fabrics" everytime they went to the store.

Granted, silly word, but I'm thinking of a post where Spandex House was equated with Stripper Store, and comments like "What does Spandex House have to do with fashion???" Just very strange reactions.

Anonymous said...

Wow, people are viscious toward Victorya and Ricky but someone makes disparaging remarks about sweet p and suddenly it's not ok?

Most people on this forum were not nice at all about victorya's designs.

Anonymous said...

According to the early photos, Sweet P's collection was really good. Chris's was awesome. Rami's was same old same old. Christian's was good, but nothing new from him either. Jillians was tired.

Anonymous said...

Posh Spice had on an almost neon orange dress and looked fierce.

Anonymous said...

I think people just don't like Gotham Tomato is what is boils down to. Who can blame them though.

Ragu said...

"I believe Gotham Tomato's original comment was something about how the show would lose all credibility if Sweet P was in the final three or four. I happen to disagree with that statement, not because of any convictions I have about Sweet P's talent, but simply because the final three or four are determined by challenge and any of the designers might fall on their faces or excel. That's what makes the show interesting."

It's pointless, Bitty. She's just not gonna get it.

By the way, "multiple personalities" is another fabrication of a deluded mind. It is heartwarming to see how many people have climbed aboard the "Muzzle the Angry Little Tomato" band wagon.

Bless her dear little overweight, middle-aged, tatoo-phobic heart. We know this blog is all she has in her life, and that like Britney, she is in desparate need of counseling.

It's a sad as it is amusing to watch her humiliate herself.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't you all be saving your Sweet P related-energy for another thread. This is suppose to be about Chris

BTW I echo the frustration over some people's reactions towards Spandex House. It does come across that some people feel such an establishment has no legitamate claims or ties to fashion.

Frank

lindseyrose said...

I LOVE how Chris said that he'd like to wear it!

tehkou said...

Bless her dear little overweight, middle-aged, tatoo-phobic heart. We know this blog is all she has in her life, and that like Britney, she is in desparate need of counseling.

What a mean thing to say about Chris!!! :( :( :(

sam said...

I see the Shania reference because it does look like the cape she wears in the video for that don't impress me much, but shorter. I thought the exact same thing.

However, the leopard didn't look green to me.

Anonymous said...

Slut-o-rama!! (and I mean that in a highly complimentary way, of course.)

I wonder how Biddell would have handled this challenge. Designing styles that say, "This is the kind of girl you hope kicks your ass," seems to be his cup of tea. I imagine he'd have been all over it too.

SUS said...

I like you Gotham Tomato!

aimee said...

Good gad! That first picture is about a half a millimeter away from exposing all who see it to psyche-damaging labial cleavage. Yikes.

But, congrats, Chris! I was so happy that he won a challenge!

Bronwyn said...

As someone who watches WWE this was SO in line with what they needed that it's not even funny. I'm also having quite a little giggle over the fact that Sissybear got the Diva who pretty much acts like a complete buffon when she's out of the ring. Hee.

chica la bouche said...

So I was heating up my lunch when I heard a strange yet familiar sound. What was it, you ask? Why it was the unmistakable audible strains of dozens upon dozens of pairs of panties wrapping themselves all into a twist. And I thought to myself, "Self, I bet Gothmato has dared to say something critical and unkind about Ms. Sweet P, and now the entire blogitude is collapsing."

Seriously, bitches? Get over yourselves. Sure, some of the criticism is unfair and substantially less than impartial (because with Ricky auf'ed, Christian knocking off every "edgy" designer from 1985 on, and some of the monstrosities both Rami and La Marchalina have sent down the runway, to what degree has Miss P really been outshone in the course of the season?), but come on.

The lycopene enhanced Manhattanite is entitled to her opinion. She's said what she thinks of Sweet P as a designer. She hasn't said she hopes that Sweet P dies in a horrible serger accident, or that she'll do hard time in a women's correctional facility for her crimes against garment finishing. She just doesn't like her work. If you disagree, say so and say why. Don't suggest that she needs mental help for having a disparaging opinion about the comparative skills of a reality show contestant.

snf in va said...

^ ^ ^ ^

BIG GRIN

chica la bouche said...

See, but here's the difference.

She says, "I think Sweet P's work is amateurish and she's out of her league." An adult response to that might include, "I don't think so at all. For example, I thought her prom challenge dress was sophisticated and her cape for the SJP challenge was really original, and I think the other designers have also made their share of missteps." Instead of answering, say, "You're mean and need to be put on mental health medication." Maybe the differences there are too subtle, but I think they're meaningful.

Ms Sangrail said...

Ok, I finally did it...

I'm no longer posting as snf in va as a result of the childish posts being submitted under that name.

For example, the BIG GRIN comment was mine, the one that followed was not.

While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, impersonation is just a little strange, especially given the venue in this case.

npboy74 said...

Earlier I left a comment saying guys like Christian are a dime a dozen. That was meant to reflect his demeanor, not has talent.

Clearly Christian is talented. Everyone one (except the prom dress) of his outfits have looked at least well made and cohesive.

HOWEVER, as "adesigner" pointed out later:

"Anyone in any creative field will tell you that there are many freakin' talented people already out there and... coming in behind you like a squadron of Blue Angels. And can't we all name people who've been extremely talented, but have been such a pain the ass that no one will take a risk with them?"

This gets at what I what I really meant. Yes, Christian is talented (but far more of a Johnny one-note than they've mentioned on the show), but when it comes down to it he's arrogant, bitchy and mean-spirited. Your talent will get you places, no doubt. But an attitude like that will get you sent back just as easily. And yes, there are people younger, just as smart and just as talented waiting to take your place.

As our Teutonic Titwillow keeps saying every week: One day you're in...and the next you're OUT!

Joan said...

I loved it! I loved the construction, the details, all the divalicious sparklies and spandex. This was Sissybear's challenge.

Oh to be a cute little bear myself. I'd be chasing someone 'round the table.

Hephaestion said...

Your comment about how "at home" Chris looked in Spandex House cracked me up!

I am still aghast that there IS a Spandex House! And not only that, but that it appears to be quite HUGE!! Multiple stories even!! Holy moly!!

Ms Sangrail said...

Thank you, TLo!

Is there something I can change to prevent that from happening again?

Anonymous said...

I never knew there was a House of Spandex before, I can die happy now. :P

Kzspot

Ms. Place said...

I loved this tacky challenge. Finally a contest Chris could bite his teeth into. And then there's our little Christian boy having to design something for a real woman with real T & A. I laughed so hard I fell off my chair. This was such an entertaining episode, but what it had to do with fashion is beyond me.

eric3000 said...

Michael: "And it looks very expensive!"

Well, I don't know about that but it was pretty good. And I'm glad he won one since he was responsible for Christian's win in their group challenge. The judges definitely put the right looks in the top and bottom groups this week.

Roxy said...

I thought Christian would win the challente until I saw this, then I figured it was a toss-up and they'd probably give it to Chris, who's never won anything and was even auf'ed once, for crying out loud! Why was he auf'ed again? Can't remember, so it must have been deserved.

That garment was beautiful in its way (the WWE way) and fully deserved the win, even if Christian's piece was just as beautiful.