Project Runway, Season 9 Episode 11 (The Bird is the Word!)

I’ll be so happy when this season is over and Project Runway All-Stars returns…mark your calendars for November 3rd!  Yep, still on Thursday nights.  I was discussing with a friend the other day who has a chance to win this season.  I don’t want to drag up the whole “the show isn’t as good since it switched from Bravo to Lifetime” but I think I have to.  Personally, I see Viktor as the clear frontrunner, with maybe Bert (yes I said it) and Anya (if she can still sew beyond her skill level) are not far behind.  I know Josh, Laura Kathleen, and Kimberly are capable of producing good pieces, but all of their stocks have fallen in the past few weeks.  Oh yeah, this week’s inspiration? BIRDS!…Let’s get to it…
-LK standing up for Anthony Ryan; she is realizing how serious the competition is now…Viktor thinks Josh can beat him, I don’t think so.
-Viktor: “My wings are spread girl!”…the designers are thinking the challenge is about skydiving…oh boy…oh they are “exotic birds”…is Collier Strong also a bird wrangler?…design a high fashion look and the winner will also get a L’Oreal Paris avertorial in Marie Claire magazine…and the winner will also get $20,000!…designers will be paired: Anya/LK(Raven), Josh/Bert(Amazon Parrot), Viktor/Kimberly(Cockatoo)…AND each pair is competing head-to-head…I’m assuming the top winner in each head-to-head will be the in top, and bottom 3 will be the 3 losers…
-Bert is not inspired by the parrot…Kimberly used feathers in a previous challenge…Josh just licked some fabric, nasty…he has some bright feathers…
-Bert hates the green he has to use, too literal to the bird…Viktor will be doing a lot of work…Tim Gunn appears…there’s ANOTHER dimension to the challenge????

(C’mon man!)
-Design a second high-fashion look inspired by your bird, so back to Mood…but this will separate the good from the bad…did I see a hood on Bert’s????…NO pun intended!
-Josh “I close my eyes and feel the fabrics.”…huh?…the time limit will remain the same for the challenge…
-Kimberly is “intimidated” by Viktor; no time for intimidation girl…Bert vs. Josh could be the most contrasting…LK loves her some hot rollers!…
-Kimberly looked like she was humping her dress form for a minute…she just wanted to lower it…whew!…a roach has invaded the work room!…Gross!
-Make-up consultation with the bird wrangler, Collier Strong…Bert is getting along with everyone finally…I’m telling you, he’s the dark horse!..
-Josh has a lot of loud colors, which I guess is appropriate for a tropical bird, but it could get out of control…the focus thus far seems to be on Kimberly…she’ll probably end up in the bottom, but you never know with the clever editing on this show…and now she has driven a needle through her finger…there is blood…she’s having a breakdown…

(I don’t think we’ll see any head pieces, but that’s a bad-ass looking bird!)
-Kimberly’s breakdown continues…she’s had a lot of loss in her life…awww..
-Josh looks like he is starting over on both looks? or just one?…”I don’t need yo fabric”…there’s no helping out now…although Bert is helping Anya out a little…remember, she’s only been sewing for 4 months…Tim is not liking LK’s…Anya’s armholes are not even…if she loses, it won’t be surprising…Tim speaks French and Josh doesn’t understand…”too crafty”…Kimberly’s confidence is sinking…$20,000 could “180” Josh’s life…as it could mine, but I don’t sew…model fittings…yawn!..and Kimberly’s woes continue, she burns a hole through her fabric with a glue gun…she need a miracle!

(Now that’s how you do a RAVEN)
-Runway day…and Kimberly is back on track…and she has copied Viktor’s silhouette…Tim has another special announcement!…”only one of your two looks will walk the runway”…WHAT?…so now it’s about the designers choosing the right look to send down the runway…this might be the most twists in one episode ever…Josh has to edit, not his strong suit…Kimberly wants to beat Viktor, she might…hair and make-up stuff…
-Anya is having trouble getting her dress on her model…we’ll see.

(But what about the owl???)
-Runway Time!…guest judge: Francisco Costa (?)…Viktor vs. Kimberly…the dresses look almost identical, Kimberly has a nice silhouette, but I think Viktor has the edge…Bert vs. Josh…Josh’s is a little too simple, Bert’s is more detailed…LK vs. Anya…I’m undecided…Anya’s has better lines…LK’s is too tight…
-LK vs. Anya…the judges love Anya’s…Nina declares it her favorite Anya has made?!?…wow…LK, Nina likes it too, but the feathers and tight leggings are too much…is our Western grad in trouble???…Michael “it verges (on) costume-y”…Anya wins…
-Bert vs. Josh…Bert…Michael “Wonder Woman weird!”…Nina is disappointed, she is troubled by the silhouette…and Bert agrees with all the critiques…he’s weird…Josh…Michael “she had to get the ‘drunk a a party in the Caribbean corsage’ on”…that is a mistake…Josh wins…
-Viktor vs. Kimberly…did Viktor burn Kimberly’s dress???…the judges like it, look could be too matronly…they can’t believe she made it in 3 hours…Nina “beauty pageant”…Viktor…he’s short!…Michael thinks it’s too literal…Heidi notices Kimberly’s imperfections…Kimberly wins!!!! (editing!!!!)

(I want this on a t-shirt!)
-What is this “After the Runway” show???…I won’t be watching…too many other things to get to…
-Anya wins the challenge!…bold prediction, she will be in the finals…Josh is safe, he’s pissed Anya’s model had to be cut out of her garment, again…Kimberly and Viktor are safe…
AUF’ED: BERT!!!!…GO BIG RED!!!!!…wow!
*Next week: UH, hello?????…well, this After The Runway show started with no explanation of next week…????…well, until then…

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