Project Runway, Season 9 Finale Part Two (The End!)

This night is extremely busy, however, this season’s final blog/analysis must go on.  Let’s not waste any time….
-Anya reflects on getting in by the skin of her teeth…Josh hates that Anya made it through and he should…the finale can be a disaster with 4 showing at Fashion Week….
-Tim loved some things that the judges didn’t…but he didn’t like Anya’s, duh!…”a tremendous gift”, $500 budget for Mood…all four designers will be doing some heavy editing…Anya’s strategy? Free for all!, but she will be using her new fabrics with the same looks she put up on the runway last week, not good.
-Kimberly wants to make her bubble skirt in black instead of the bright pink from last week…Viktor is adding instead of subtracting…”I’ll make a tank top.” Josh has some bright lime green shorts?!?…I didn’t expect anything less…and he wants to use the same fabric to make more…he needs to work on what he has…oh, here come the tears thus breakdown.
-Hammer Viktor?…”you gotta grab the handle and stir (steer) the motorcycle”…Josh has mellowed out, but just wait until Gunn comes back….make-up montage…Kimberly’s “booty skirt” is not coming together…Anya explains away her impulsive fabric purchases; will she phone it in?…yeah, Tim is not a fan of Josh’s bright shorts, no “sophistication”…

(Not so much)
-Josh’s head is spinning over Tim’s critique, I think he just has to go with his gut…Kimberly has a lot of work to do…Anya continues to make new pieces; it just looks like they will be drab…Viktor has some questionable editing going on, will it kill his chances to win?…Anya is still cutting hems, will she make it? Too late now.
-Runway morning…Viktor is most nervous about talking to the crowd…Josh puts on his mascara girl…”Project Runway brought to you by…Coldwater Creek”?!?

(Josh McKinley before Project Runway)
-Project Runway All-Stars promo “coming in 2012″…DRAT!
-Kimberly has lost her “kit”, uh oh!…Anya to the rescue and she’s sewing her models into their garments…aren’t we past this?…and it’s time….
-Heidi introduces the judges…guest judge is L’Wren Scott…??????
-Kimberly is first…lots of blue…she ended up keeping the booty skirt in its original color, I’d say a good move…good, fairly cohesive…up next, Josh Mac….it’s definitely him…it’s good, no need to edit.
-Viktor’s turn…yep, how can he lose???…I think this marks the first time we’ve seen the designers watch their looks go down the runway from backstage, cool…unless Anya wows, which she won’t, it’s Viktor’s!…Anya is last but not least…nice tropical music…this is better than I thought it would be and it’s extremely cohesive…all the long gowns remind me of Uli from season 3…
-Jay McCarroll “although I don’t like his attitude, I like Josh’s…” Hilarious!
-Judgement time…Kimberly is getting good marks…even the booty/bubble skirt…Josh next, Michael “schizophrenic”..and it was good…wow, I don’t know who is going to win it…Nina “most-improved” to Josh…on to Viktor, Michael “too much transparency”, but he still likes it…I love his prints, they are very ink blot…Anya’s looks too simple, many gowns have the same neckline…great opening gown, I agree…it’s not realistic enough to sell…oh the “why should you win?” question…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

(Who wins terrible Adam Sandler movie?)
-This could be a surprise win for….Kimberly is out, awwww…VIKTOR IS OUT?!?!?…uh, I think who’s going to win now….damn!
-And the winner is….ANYA AYOUNG CHEE…I didn’t see that coming!…impressive…well, it’s been real…if and when Project Runway All-Stars airs, I’ll be back…
AUF WIEDERSEHEN!


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Project Runway, Season 9 Finale Part 1

Well, before we start, an important news flash, it was reported today that the premiere of Project Runway All-Stars has been delayed and it will now air sometime in 2012.  No reason has been given and next in line to air is Project Accessory which debuts next Thursday night after the part two of the Project Runway finale.  So I’m a little bummed but I’m also a little relieved; I’ll get a nice long PR break for a couple of months.  I’m just scared that when All-Stars ends, a new season of the regular show will kick in.  Simmer down now!  (Update: the Cardinals just lost Game 2, but it’s cool…I will go on..)
-Heidi makes a funky smiling gesture…don’t want to see that again…only 3 go on to Fashion Week yada-yada-yada…$9,000 to create a 10 look collection…and here’s the Gunn…the home visits, I can’t wait!…packing up to go leave montage…zzzzzzz
-“3 weeks later”…Gunn goes to Kimberly’s first…what a cute blue studio!…Kimberly’s inspiration is Brooklyn then and now, cool concept…”Wow them!”…let’s eat!, oh wait, drink!…Kimberly is inspired by her late mother….she wants to be the first African-American winner…we’ll see…
-Trinidad????…visit to Anya…and Tim is wearing the same suit…one of Anya’s brothers is named “Yves”…fate?…more alcohol!…Tabago, Trinidad’s sister island, is Anya’s inspiration…all she has to show Tim is fabric, no clothes???…are we surprised?…D’oh!  Anya “hasn’t been able to draw a new shape”…huh?…and Tim reminds her she can’t have any help, hmmmm?…
-Back to NYC to check in with Viktor…Tim loves his gray suits!…Viktor’s inspiration is Mexico…man, all of these designers have suffered a major loss…so sad…Tim “Knock their effing socks off!”…we meet Viktor’s boyfriend David, awww!…beverage of choice is water…Tim moves onto Queens to check in with Josh…(dark suit this time)…we meet Josh’s sister…”sports!?!?”…he had a lot of “track and field scholarship” offers…well…Josh is also lagging behind in garment creation…crazy prints!…”sherbert-y”…he’s giving Tim fits…”where’s the sex??, this looks like ‘Farmer in the Dell'”…oh boy…
-Well, normal routine, the designers are all back in NYC for Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week…I must say, the penthouse they are staying in is the best looking I’ve seen on the show; big outdoor space…champagne bitches!…
-And the garments are revealed…let the judgement begin…Final challenge, create a 3-look mini collection…Viktor has the strongest pieces…Anya’s are too basic…Josh is having a mini-meltdown…Kimberly needs cohesion…no wow factor with Anya, and she’s losing her confidence…
-Everyone but Viktor is tweaking their collections…if I had to bet right now, and I don’t know the outcome; I stayed off Twitter and I focused on the ballgame…I would bet either Josh or Anya doesn’t make it to Fashion Week…we’ll see…Anya is frantically sewing…Kimberly is switching things up…aww, Viktor used the term “fierce”…
-Runway show…no guest judge…Viktor: lots of different textures, pretty fierce…Anya: too safe, not cohesive enough…Kimberly: oh, not as good as I thought it would be, and the cohesion is a little off…Josh: not terrible, a little wacky, and he held back on the crazy prints…
-First up, Anya…Nina and Heidi are sold on her dress, they hate the bathing suit and the gown, “unfinished” Michael-“it looks tortured”…styling is too old…she hasn’t fully embraced her roots…Kimberly…Michael likes it, too many accessories…”club foot?”, Heidi hates the “bubble butt” skirt, I agree…maybe she didn’t make the right choices…Viktor…who knew styling would be such a sticking point?…Heidi tries on Viktor’s jacket…he’s too “tricky”, he needs to edit big time…Josh…again, the judges are harping on styling…ooh, the back of Josh’s gown, not good!…edit!…
-So who’s out?…it’s a toss-up with the exception of Viktor…Josh makes it!!!!  Viktor, yep! Damn, I hope they don’t pull the “we’re going with all 4 after all” crap!…
AUF’ED: NO ONE!!!!…I knew it!…I hate when they do this…GRRRRRR!…Josh is pissed!
*Next week: Finale Part Deux*

Project Runway, Season 9 Episode 12…(Yes, I already know goes home)

Yeah, I was spoiled by my sister today as to who didn’t make the final four…it’s okay, and I have to say I’m not surprised….My apologies to this being later than I planned on.  Never before has an episode fallen on my birthday, so I had to celebrate, plus the Major League baseball playoffs are going on (GO CARDINALS!) so the TV was set in my house with no channel-surfing allowed.  Let’s just act like I don’t know what happens, that’s how I’m going to approach it, and let’s have fun…oh and I only have one picture to share this week…
 Former supermodel Beverly Johnson is just one of the many celebrities I share my October 13th birthday with.  I figured it was an ode to the world of fashion and that’s all you are getting!  I’m going in with words only…let’s do it….
-Josh-“it’s sad to lose Bert.” REALLY????…and he’s already hating on Anya, you know the one hasn’t sewed very long?…geez…
-I love how the designers can’t say hello until Heidi does…stupid…final challenge is on the horizon, literally; the final 5 have jumped on a ferry to meet Tim for all the details…
-Governor’s Island “NYC’s playground for the arts”…the designers will use the landscape for inspiration and they will be creating three looks, a mini-collection…Tim “you each have a golf cart!”
-Driving around montage…what exactly are cigarette pants?…all the sculptures are really cool, and it’s unusual they are placed all around this stereotypical park….
-I can already see way too much literal interpretation coming up with the designs…especially with the color selection…uh oh, Tim comes in with the button bag!…twist alert!
-I believe each designer will be getting a little help from ex-competitors…the last 5 eliminated…Kimberly chooses Becky…Viktor chooses Olivier…LK chooses Anthony Ryan…Anya chooses Bert?!?…and Josh gets Bryce…
-It’s weird how this isn’t really classified as a team challenge, because anyone of these fools could f-up things….Bryce senses a lot of tension between the final 5….Bert thinks Anya is the “most talented and creative (designer left)”…hmmm?…Olivier “slave is the correct term here…” OUCH girl!…bitter, party of one!…and Josh is still pissed Anya won last week’s big $20,000 challenge…
-Bert is recognizing Anya doesn’t sketch exactly that well…first check-in with the Gunn…LK: circle stencil, too much of a novelty…Kimberly: fabrics are really weird together, “what’s the Statue of Liberty doing here?”…Viktor: nothing but praise…Josh: “soft and hard”, take risks…Anya: he likes her colors…
-Kimberly’s model has ass-chaps on…oops!…she has to change her game plan again…well Bert is basically showing Anya how to sew…it will be interesting to see what happens if she makes the finale…LK, here come the tears, she stared sewing when she was 8, this is her “destiny”…
-Kimberly is killing her ass chaps, going for a skirt instead…poor Becky, but could she have worked with any of the other finalists? NO…Viktor is very confident and he thinks he and Josh will be going to fashion week…Anya is even behind the curve on hair and make-up styling terms…
-Josh shares Viktor’s optimism on their chances for fashion week…Anya is fitting at the very last minute…oh God…lots of flaws…Josh rolls his eyes…
-I don’t get why this “After The Runway” show just started last week; I’m not watching it… runway show guest judge: Zoe Saldana, ooh, I like!
-Showtime…Josh: studded tank top, all the looks are good, not sure how cohesive it is…Kimberly: nice, cohesive…Laura Kathleen: lack of cohesion, too literal…Anya: sexy, sleek, she still has a lot to learn….Viktor: not too flashy, cohesive…
-Heidi just asked Josh if he used the gown fabric because it was “shiny”?…that’s a little rude…Kimberly’s color pallet, Michael “disco Halloween”…Laura Kathleen turns on the waterworks, oh dear…yeah, no cohesion…ooh, Zoe being harsh on her…the judges are wowed by Anya (so weird!), and her styling skills…Heidi thinks Viktor does the best sewing in the competition, but she and the others are a little underwhelmed…Michael thinks Viktor’s are the most “commercial” which is the goal in becoming a major designer, selling clothes!…Who would you take to Fashion Week? Josh would pick Viktor and Anya; Kimberly would pick Anya and LK (3 ladies), Anya would pick Josh and Viktor, LK would pick Viktor and Anya, Viktor would pick Josh and Anya…Anya’s name came up in every other designer’s final 3…
-The verdict?…Going to Fashion Week: Anya, Viktor, Josh….I think one more will be picked (who am I kidding? I know who isn’t going!)
AUF’ED: Well, our little Western Kentucky University graduate Laura Kathleen Planck will not be showing at Fashion Week, but kudos for making it to the final 5…Kimberly is the 4th, only 3 will compete…so one will be cut in next episode…
Next Week: Part one of the finale, sorry again for being so late!

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…

Project Runway, Season 9 Episode 10 (I’ll miss Adam)

All right, so I still haven’t figured out what’s up with my DVR, so let’s do this..
-Girls reflect on last elimination…Viktor has won twice (“the game is on bitches!”)…He’s worried about “people getting nasty,” as he should…
-“look to the past” as in the 1970s as you might guess from my first image…winning design will be sold on piperlime.com…so the 70s will be big this fall????…who knew?
-I’m picturing a lot of ugly up in this place!…Tim-“create sophisticated, NOT retro (designs)”  Bert may have an advantage this week, he’s an old queen…why not?…Josh is lost, Kimberly is picturing “a sexy secretary” in honor of her mother, okay…LK is going for a maxi-skirt…Anthony Ryan likes separates…off to MOOD!
-Anya loses her money!!!!…this is where she might falter…I’m guessing she will have to use muslin…she can see if any of the designers have money left, but muslin it is…
**Hey, she could have bought a couple of cases of Billy Beer with 11 bucks!**
-I know what’s happening with my DVR…I’m recording The X-Factor and this, luckily this is the last week for the audition shows,  okay, back to PR.
-The budget for the challenge: $100…yes, 11 dollars is all Anthony Ryan has left to give Anya, she gets some fabric and a few buttons…pretty pitiful but she did give away fabric last week…so this will be Anya’s challenge to lose…
-All of the other designers are trying to pitch in and throw some fabric Anya’s way, except Viktor (“it’s still a competition.”) and he’s right…I’m seeing lots of platforms and wedges…Bert did marketing for Halston, who was one of THE designers of the 70s…
-Josh wants to go for the “glam 70s” but he has to restrain himself for the sake of marketability….LK loves vintage…Viktor is suspicious of Josh…Anya is trying to dye her muslin, this is going to be so sad…Kimberly is going for pants…the three girls have made a pact that they will tell each other if the other girl is in trouble…Viktor is trying to spoil their plans…Bert, “(I got my Halston job) in the balcony, 3rd row (at Studio 54)”…oh Bert!…Josh is copying Viktor, but he believes his pieces are better…
**Um, this is what went on in the balcony and EVERYWHERE ELSE at Studio 54, oh yeah, and lots of sex!**
-Still not sure about this “Project Accessory” show…I’m sure Anya could sew something fab, but the colors will be really bad…Tim, the designers have to make a 2nd look on a $50 budget; could Anya recover?…the designers decide Anya should pin her money to her shirt!, humiliating!…she’s going for silk…that’s fairly 70s…
-Tim is checking in…it seems there could be a lot of big, full skirts and pants…LK “Bert is making ‘Roller Barbie’ from the 70s”…Viktor’s is a safari look???…that needs a print!…
-Did I hear “bell sleeve”?…Josh is going for it…he’s got some crazy colors, probably more 80s than 70s…Tim tells LK Nina is narrowing in on her taste level..
**Not sure we’ll see anything like these, but gotta love those 70s pattern books!**
-LK is still stewing over Nina…some of these I fear will be gaudy 70s no inspired 70s…Anya’s pants are way too wide…I think Olivier would have had a heart attack if he had made it through to this week, there’s a lot of finishing to do…Anya is having a breakdown…
-Bert to the Garnier stylists “She’s going to be Shelley Hack.”…huh?…why the poor man’s Charlie’s Angel????…last minute sewing…Kimberly has to sew in her model…Anya has 1 minute to sew…
**That’s Shelley on the right, purple camel toe and all!**
-Runway time!…Anya looks like she has dreamcatchers for earrings…guest judge?…Olivia Palermo (some Piperlime chick)…
-Kimberly: not bad, 2nd look, nice…AR: kind of gaudy, 2nd look, very 70s…Bert: huh?, 2nd look, too simple!!!!…LK: I’m not sure I would have put those patterns together, 2nd look, color choice not great…Josh: loud, too 80s, 2nd look, better, not great…Anya: not bad for 11 bucks, 2nd look, nice print…Viktor: could be seen as boring, 2nd look, not sure…
-Kimberly is safe, the rest are good or bad…
-Love the old twin women/flu shot Walgreen’s commercial!…I really do need to get one this year……thinking out loud…
-Nina is going right after LK, bad print combination, duh!…Michael hates Viktor’s safari jacket, it’s “killing the sex!”…nonetheless, the judges are impressed…Josh, Michael screams at the bottom of Josh’s pants “1870s in France”…Heidi “it’s one of the worst outfits I’ve seen in a long time”…oh wow…Josh went out over the top and he may go out over the top, Nina “Hor-ren-dous!”…Anya, judges are impressed with her unintentional thriftiness…Nina loves the print on her dress, it looks “expensive”…Anthony Ryan took “the music and the weed-smoking” from the 70s…mmmkay…Nina, “hippy-dippy and not in a good way..”…Michael just said “pass the pipe”…Heidi utters “schmatta!”…Nina “they look like they are in a cult!”…Bert’s hot pants, too short…yeah, Bert’s dress is good…
-Josh is confused with the challenge and he storms out of the stew room…This movie Anonymous looks awesome…finally, the truth about Will Shakespeare…
-All right, will it be Josh, LK, or Anthony Ryan leaving?….ANYA WINS!!!!…sweet!…safe: Bert will also get his dress produced by Piperlime…okay…Viktor is safe…LK is safe?
-AUF’ed: ANTHONY RYAN????…ooh, I’m a little surprised…
**Next week: Birds???? and head to head competition…oh boy…
And I leave you with this:
Good night!

Project Runway, Season 9, Episode 9 (Glam Nation invades)

Yes friends, Adam Lambert will be a guest judge tonight!…the challenge?…design menswear, specifically for one of the new “hip” rock bands on the scene: The Sheepdogs…the band that beat out 15 other hopefuls to land a Rolling Stone cover, where’s Dr. Hook when you need them?let’s carry on…
-Well, real time it is…damn DVR!…Josh is in an apartment by himself????…Olivier’s accent makes me want to hit things…
-“Image is everything.”…yeah yeah, blah-blah-blah…by the way, I let my Rolling Stone subscription lapse, oh well…Teams of 4…2 teams in other words…Laura Kathleen and Bert are together again, and Anthony Ryan…oh boy…the thought of menswear is scaring the designers…wow this band is really retro, kind of played out if you ask me…and they are Canadian, haaaaaaaaaa!…Leot????…Olivier says he’s comfortable with designing menswear…each designer is responsible for a member of the band…cohesion? not necessarily…
-Team names again?…Viktor, Josh, Olivier, and Kimberly are “Team Untitled” and I don’t know why but Anya, LK, Bert, and Anthony Ryan are…”Team Harmony”…oh the irony…Mood montage…
-Tim yelling at Olivier is stressing him out…butch up honey!…Bert helps LK pay for her materials…Kimberly is singing The Sheepdogs’ song…singing it better I might add…
*My DVR calculations were incorrect, thus because I’m recording The X-Factor, I can’t record The Office and watch PR, I’m not happy, but the thought of Adam Lambert sticking it to these designers is making me smile*

(By the way, here are The Sheepdogs, why is the one dude NOT wearing his shades?)
– OOH, quick promo for Project Runway All-Stars…I just half of Josh’s ass!…he’s heard of waxing right?…”you remember Peter Butler?”…boring hair consultation montages ahead…like these guys use product, bitch please!
-Brief shot of ambulance, everyone is fine…maybe we’ll see some jeggings!…how often do they make jeans??…Gunn check…Leot, that’s the one in pic sans shades…Tim-“Anya is a master of prints.” Anthony Ryan now has a mohawk, all rock and roll!…Bert’s jeans look really flamey…he uses the term “blouse”…whoa…this could be his time to go?

(This how angry I am about my DVR screw-up!)
-LEOT!!!…what a weird name; I blame Canada….Anya has loaned Kimberly fabric, will she regret it?…Josh “I primarily sell to gay men”…DOP!…Olivier has chosen a feminine pattern for the singer’s shirt…and he’s facing time management issues, again…maybe he will gone…There you go Bert, Deep Purple!…
-Olivier is worried he didn’t get the right sizing; the dress forms are not men…duh!…Kimberly is working up some womanly-looking stuff…Olivier’s pants are atrocious, he’s in trouble…he doesn’t even know how pants are sized…
-Pow-wow at Atlas…first the girls…Anya and Kimberly will have time management issues…the guys, we’re still talking about Olivier…he’s gotta be gone!
*There’s another GOP debate going on; they just don’t schedule these on a good night for me*
-Let the last-minute panic attacks begin!…oh, instead of a runway show, the band will play one song in each of the team’s designs in front of the judges…I’m seeing a lot of fringe; too predictable…Bert’s tie-dyed shirt, oh lord!…Olivier’s client, Ewan-the lead singer, is patiently waiting in his underwear; I think we’ll see some busted seams…Kimberly’s is awful, Bert “it looks like things they were in fast-food restaurants” he didn’t mention circa 1975…think an old Burger King uniform…

(Let’s hope Lambert isn’t this vicious!)
-Runway, er stage time…oh Heidi, you are so not rock and roll!…ADAM LAMBERT!…okay…
-Team Harmony…Anthony Ryan’s is the only one that looks tolerable…the rest look like daishikis (sp?)…I’m guessing to Bert, “now” is 1992?…Team Untitled…I hate to say this, but their looks almost look exactly the same and this song sucks!…I mean yeah, they are going for a 70s look, but are these looks too literal?…Olivier is “not worried”, okay…
-I have a feeling Lambert will pick up some of the slack with Michael’s zingers…Team Harmony is up first for judgement…Nina said the looks are too “literal”…are we in sync?…LK scores with Leot’s red jeans…ooh, Nina does not like…Bert…why did Ewan go with pigtail braids?…well the judges are sold, on the look AND the pigtails…Anya…Nina-Sam looks like “Pocahontas”, pants are busting at the seams…Michael-“reggae Jesus”…Adam “8th grade production of Hair”…Anthony Ryan…Ryan???…nice print, Michael “Golden Girl goes rock n roll” Nina “woman’s blouse”…
-Team Untitled…Ewan/Olivier…”boring” Heidi “dad jeans”…Nina “too feminine”…oh, they are calling him out on his unfinished shirt…Sam/Kimberly…Michael “Peter Brady at an autumn harvest”, Nina “old man’s pajamas” Adam “Scooby-Doo where are you?” Heidi “forest elf”…Leot/Viktor…judges like the jacket, it looks expensive…his jeans fit…Ryan/Josh…man, he does look like Jesus!…Heidi loves the “zipper in the crotch”…

(I think this says it all.)
-And now…Bert is safe, Viktor is the winner!…LK is safe, Josh is safe, Anthony Ryan is safe, and Anya is safe?!?
-AUF’ed: OLIVIER!!!!!…finally…he was too dainty…
**Next week: “look to the past” and Anya loses her money and Michael screams!**

Project Runway, Season 9 Episode 8…(Bell Sleeves!)

Here we are again and I’m already losing my mind over the new TV season, next week will be busy!…tonight’s episode involves men helping out the designers for help designing for their “significant others” but I bet they are all women, oh well…
 -Atlas, there are now 9 left, Bryce is the only one hasn’t won a main challenge…Josh’s tank top is back…the girls?…Anya is just lucky, that’s all there is to it…Burt writes “It’s Raining Men” on the chalkboard, cheers for originality…
-And here come the dudes…a few of designers are like “I’ve done menswear” Josh says it…Anya has immunity, no more immunity after this challenge…Olivier has to choose a fat guy; the terror in his eyes…
-Tim reveals the twist, but the guys have to guide the designers, it could be tricky…the designers are only provided with the women’s sizes…I think the producers chose rightfully chose guys who have no clue about their ladies…Bert’s guy “she’s a hot piece of tushy!”…Josh’s Josh wants something “simple”…Much to Bryce’s dismay, Jovan’s girl likes pink…Anthony Ryan has the mountain man, ooh girl!…Olivier, “I don’t like women having boobs”, really?…and the guys accompany the gang to Mood…Laura Kathleen is one of 3 girls left!…GO BIG RED!…Olivier asks Tim about breasts…tee-hee! “I have no experience” oh the stereotypes tonight.
(Uh, huh-huh, hey baby!, uh huh-huh)
-Style lines come before fabric, I didn’t know that…Bert’s guy is a total boob-hound!…hilarious!…oh God, he does a motorboat on the dress form…and he’s still talking about boobs…here come the ladies…LK’s lady wants to be Barbie, errrr?…Okay boob guy’s lady, I don’t see anything spectacular…I mean they’re a healthy C cup…ooh, a waifish new wave girl?…Brian is the mountain man’s name, AR is designing a dress that looks like one she lost in an airport, nice story….
-Josh’s Josh girl is wanting simple…uh oh…Olivier’s couple, oh dear, he wants quiet time…a bell sleeve??????????….he’s never worked with clients before…already looking like he’ll be in the bottom 3…Janine and Jovan, how cute…Bryce got PINK-pink, he’s dyeing it…the scenes of the designers eating are intriguing..Bryce misses his boyfriend, awww!…Bryce will either win or go home tonight…nice editing…
 (Bell sleeve realness!)
-Anya and LK in bed???…Josh in shorts!…I’m sure sleep shorts…Viktor thinks Bryce’s pink “looks like anti-diarrhea medicine”…ouch!…I don’t think Pepto is that pink…he wants to use the one color for the whole dress…Olivier can’t take the aggression, butch up sweetie!…oh and these ladies will be walking the runway…Viktor has the indie girl, she looks super cute…Anya has a lot of editing to do…Bert seems to really be having fun, but the hating continues, LK “is he trying to channel Dior?”…this will be Josh’s most subdued look to date…Tim thinks his lady has “firm” breasts…funny stuff…Bryce is definitely in trouble…Josh is wearing some type of uptown Mossy Oak camo tee…
(Barbie, the brunette?)
-And here’s where the breakdowns begin…that’s the second time a dress form has fallen this season; I never recall seeing it happen in the last 9 years…Lots of last-minute sewing happening…Olivier’s lady is having major wedgie issues and he’s had enough…Kimberly’s is oh my God wrong!…so there’s your bottom 3: Kimberly, Olivier, and Bryce…we’ll see…Olivier is so out of sorts, he misses part of his hair/make-up time…he’s so over his clients…Tim, “today I’m playing the role of a large, stinging mallet!”…huh?…Olivier and Kimberly told to stop sewing on their way to the runway…
(Project Accessory???? WTF?)
-Runway time…guest judge: Malin Akerman (love her!)….LK: good color, I don’t like the fabric, Anthony Ryan: maybe boring, Bert: the fit is a little off, it’s nice, Josh: boring, but good-looking, Bryce: PINK! and the fit could be better, Kimberly: curvacious!, don’t know, Olivier: I can’t tell how the pants are fitting, who knows?, Anya: I don’t like the sleeve, should have left it off, Viktor: Love it!, great colors…Kimberly, Olivier, and LK are safe…oops!…
-Bert, Bryce, and Anthony Ryan are on the bottom…I say Viktor wins…Anya and Josh are on top as well…Geez, why does this show have to be an hour and half now????…I’m exhausted, but it’s almost the end…Michael Kors’ zingers for the bottom 3…
(Bryce) “it looks like you’re going to a buffet table and you’re stuffing a lamb chop in one pocket and a beer bottle in the other pocket…it looks like she slept in the car on the way to the wedding”
(Anthony Ryan) “it almost looks like superhero ice skater”
-Those sucked!…lots of “old lady” comments tonight…I think they give Anya way too much credit, but she could win the whole thing…
-Verdict…Josh wins!?!?, odd…he does a back hand spring!…safe: Bert
Auf’ed: BRYCE (you see!, the power of editing rules again!)
*Next week: Another team challenge…the Sheepdogs????…ADAM LAMBERT IS THE GUEST JUDGE BITCHES!!!!! YES!

Project Runway, Season 9 Episode 7…Bonjour Girl!

Ah, here we are again…tonight’s episode is entitled, “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”…which means there will be a team challenge and a whole lotta drama…at least that’s what I’m hoping for (FYI, if have not seen this video yet, you better before Disney demands YouTube take it down, it’s brilliance on a whole other level!)…All right, let’s get to it…oh and tonight each team has to design a fabric, at least that’s what the synopsis says…
-Yes, no more Josh C….boo-hoo! I’m over it!…2 teams of 5, no team leaders (uh oh!) Anthony Ryan gets to pick first, Anya…Josh M. gets to choose the first for the second team, he chooses Laura Kathleen…I’m waiting to see who gets picked last, I bet the old queen…and I was right…oh and he is on a team with another picked upon designer, Becky…Bert is not happy, which is a regular feeling…
-Gather ’round…(HP/Intel challenge) textile design…they’ve done this on here before…each team will design 5 looks, produce a video, and pick music…in other words, create a full-fledged runway show…a special guest…Betsey Johnson!…LK says she is Betsey and Oscar DeLaRenta’s baby, okay…they are watching a video of her new collection…
-Sea amobea…Josh M. “Village People” asthetic????…Bert definitely has a reason to not be happy…Josh and LK have zero confidence in Becky and Bert…which leaves Kimberly (hey girl!)
-Anthony Ryan’s team (Team Chaos) is all puppies and rainbows…whatever!…oh, no tank for Josh M today, a button down with very little buttoning…CLOCKS????…Team Nuts & Bolts (WTF?) is all over the place…Bert’s designs are not printing…Josh M “I feel people with dirty mouths are not intelligent..” Whoa girl! and he tells Bert to “back up!”
 *I don’t think we’ll be seeing anything like this*
-The Josh M/Bert throwdown continues…which queen will prevail?…Josh wants to forfeit because he doesn’t want to deal with Bert…so dumb!…LK to the rescue…meanwhile, Team Chaos seems to be on track…though I think their idea, shooting video of chaos, is a little trite in terms of creating a fashion show…oh, Times Square, you see???…team members are choosing fabrics at Mood…Josh is shooting the video and he’s shooting LK, she’s swapping shoes and getting in and out of cabs…oh God…Josh “Just walk fierce!”…I can’t wait to see the “what music should we use” scenes…Josh and LK shoot video of clocks…I fear this will all go to hell fast…
*Josh as a baby?*
-Josh summons the attention of all the designers, huh?…(the Project Runway Twitter just pointed out Josh has cursed TWICE so far, so he’s not intelligent?)…Josh apologizes for his “insanity” (#Joshzilla has now been coined) and he apologizes personally to Bert…and Bert appreciates it…
-Day 2…the custom fabrics are unveiled…um, any color folks????….Kimberly says she and LK are the “Bolts” of the team, I would agree…No drama so far for Team Chaos…Anthony Ryan gets going on some ink blots…Olivier’s fake English accent is still there…Kimberly is NOT using the custom fabric and she points out the created fabrics only need to be in 3 looks…LK and Anya dish on Becky, Becky calls foul!…Tim Gunn is here!…wait, I see RED!…no complaints about Chaos…now Nuts & Bolts…Tim is troubled…”hives!”…oh boy…Josh doesn’t like the idea of “(designs) going somewhere”…really?…Tim recognizes the lack of teamwork…Oh God, he tells them to join hands…Josh is now really quiet, he’s upset with Tim’s negative critique…is he going home?????…he’s just very emotional, he lost his mother and he didn’t get to see her before she died (heavy moment)…his Dad sounds nice…
*Father Tim*
-(Thank God Dance Moms reruns next!, I missed the first 20 minutes last night!)
-Teamwork Nuts!!!!…Bert and Josh are getting along?!?…mark this moment down…Becky feels a little more comfortable…it would be weird if Team Chaos fails…time expires…ha ha!…Kimberly reflects on Tim’s “come to Jesus” moment…
-Josh could win or lose, that’s the what the footage is telling me…the only glitch with Chaos, Olivier’s pants are not ready…(make-up/hair montage)
*NO witty pictures this commercial break*
-Runway show time…guest judges? Rachel Roy and Rose Byrne (I used to love her in Damages)…Team Nuts & Bolts first…Josh’s is okay, Becky…too simple…Bert…well done…Kimberly…a little too poofy…LK…sorry fellow WKU grad, but FUGLY!…and their video was cool…
-Team Chaos…Anya…eh…Bryce…he must be safe, but it’s not too good…Anthony Ryan…pretty good…Olivier…good…Viktor…the slit a little too high for me…(NEVER a mention of music choices!!!, not cool)
-Team Chaos wins, fair enough…oh Josh pulls the claws out on Becky!…yeah, he’s not mellowed out yet….
 *I know, random Arrested Development pic, God bless IFC!*
-Oh, the Michael Kors one-liners will be biting tonight…can’t wait…blah-blah-blah winning team blah-blah-blah…I still say Bryce’s wasn’t great…Michael proclaims Olivier’s jacket as “one of the best tailored pieces (on this show) I’ve ever seen” wow!…I have no idea who Rachel Roy is…Nina’s not a fan of the hair and make-up design…Olivier thinks HE should be the individual winner, you go!…they all think they should win…wait, Bryce picks Anya…Team Nuts & Bolts, this won’t be good…go Michael “Clocks so she’ll wear a clock!” “a hooker convention coming home after a late night”…he does like the cohesion and styling…”you (LK) wanted to jump into the ugly!” “..not a lot of women want ‘cancelled’ on their crotch!”…”make a gown out of your sheets”…Becky thinks Josh is the weakest link, “no team leaders”…Josh is fiercely defending his pieces…the judges hate the prints…Josh vs. Becky…Kimberly? throws Becky under the bus…will poor design or poor behavior go home…the judges are harping on Becky, hmmmm?…Michael calls Josh a “little dictator” and a “bully”…ouch!
 *CLOCKS!*
-Okay, I’d say Becky is gone…the winner of the challenge, Anya…safe? LK, Kimberly, and Bert…Josh or Becky..
AUF’ED: Becky! (shocker!)
*Next week: Men will be directing the designers to design looks for their girlfriends/wives…boring…g’night!*

Project Runway Season 9, Episode 6 (Bear With Me!)

The reason the blog is a little late tonight is because my alma mater (Western Kentucky University) is playing UK (BOOOOOO!)….GO TOPS!
I believe tonight’s episode deals with children as inspiration, thus the “back to school” pic…I’m so creative….let’s see what happens…
-One note, I don’t like seeing Michael and Nina in the opening credits, how does that wow me?…it doesn’t.
-6:15A???…Bert and Anthony Ryan are calling a truce, which I’m sure will be temporary “put the claws away”…meanwhile, in the girls’ room…Becky is the target…Anya “…clean slate”…yep, let’s see how long this love parade lasts…
-Viktor and Josh M. have immunity…Harlem School of the Arts…designers will collaborate with students to create an “avant garde” look…students were randomly selected…in other words, let’s paint bitches!…Viktor’s student Skyy is giving him the third degree, he wishes he had a cocktail…Olivier “I like depressing music” when his student asks him if he listens to music when he works…yawn and sad!…Anthony Ryan and his partner paint self-portraits, hmmm?
-Now the designers have to sketch something out of what the painting looks like…Viktor “I’m never having kids”…Josh M. likes fake not organic…really? I’m shocked! MOOD! Olivier’s fake English accent drives me nuts, he lived there a year, and now he’s Madonna…Josh C. is back, he’s really nervous about creating something good, wolf hair may not be the best idea…

(It can’t be that hard!)
-Anya “childrens from Harlem” excuse me?…Tim!!!…”this is not a red carpet challenge, it is an avant garde challenge”…LK thinks Lady GaGa is avant garde, uh, yeah!…I wonder how many tight tank tops Josh M. owns?…faux fur, Josh C. may go home again…Kimberly has pleather, oh dear…Bert is dying fabric, oh model forms hit the floor!…is this a sitcom?…Laura Kathleen designing organza flowers and she’s burning stuff, cool…
-Everyone is on the edge of their seats to see what Becky does…man, all kinds of death talk tonight…I guess the contrast of working with children needs a little darkness…the designers can video chat this time…
-LK is nervous sharing a table with Josh C…it’s that fur that’s giving his competitors a worry…Olivier is a “worrier not a warrior”…Viktor is full of great wisdom this time…the kids show up for a check-in with the designers…WU QING y’all!…Bryce is measuring his face and his student’s head…huh?…yikes, the painting is frightening!…Tim to Kimberly, “do not give Michael a Hiawatha moment”…she has feathers in addition to pleather…Becky check…sophistication is key, I’m not loving it…denim?…she’s not stepping out of the box enough…

(I have no idea what’s happening here, but it’s kids and it’s avant garde)
-Oh and just searched “avant garde” for images and few pictures of the late Corey Haim popped up…so bizarre….
-Bert’s is boring and it’s too literal…it’s very arts and crafts looking…Olivier screams avant garde and his design falls short…Tim “it means to lead”…Josh C.’s is also too literal…Viktor’s student, Skyy, she’s sassy and she breaks it down for the Gunn…the students will be at the runway show…Skyy, get ready girl…
-Bryce “the straight-jacket” look???, but seeing the painting, it makes sense…Josh C. puts some of the fur in the form of a mohawk on his head…yeah, all signs point to his inevitable 2nd departure…oh here come the tears…

  (Another image from my search, avant garde or FUPA?)
-Olivier could be in trouble with his time management, I think glue was mentioned…the Joshes share some shop talk…Oh God! Josh M. is NOT wearing a tank top!…Tim uses a great word, “strident”…apparently Collier Strong has been replaced by the leather guy from the Village People…Olivier is going to glue his garment onto his model…and I believe that’s a no-no, Tim “it’s against the rules”…the things you find out after nine seasons…Becky is hating on LK’s…and Josh M. is hating on Bryce, “too safe”…potential hot messes…

(Much better)
-Runway time!…NO NINA!…yes!…guest judge, Kenneth Cole…Kimberly-ah, a swimcap, with feathers and stuff, eh…Becky-no!…Olivier-BORING as HELL…Josh M.-pretty avant garde…Bert-OMG, hot mess!…Viktor-again, didn’t use a lot of color and he has immunity…Laura Kathleen-very textured…Bryce-it’s a straight-jacket!…Josh C.-I don’t like it…Anthony Ryan-very busy, but good…Anya-weird…
-Josh M.’s skirt is awesome, looks like a carved tree trunk…Michael on Josh C.’s “she looks a Victorian cocktail waitress in Vegas, she has the Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! boots on…not fashion”…Heidi “I’m gonna be a hooker for Halloween.”…Bert’s looks ridiculous, those pants are stupid-looking…Heidi likes that it was literal (HUH?)…they love LK’s…Olivier, oh boy…Kenneth doesn’t think it’s boring, too busy…they love Anthony Ryan’s, he’s colorblind????…Kenneth is just not on the same page as the regular judges…

(Translation? Are you in or out?)
-Anthony Ryan is the winner…”I’m not a bridesmaid”…Bert is in, because Heidi liked it…groan!…it’s between Josh C. and Olivier.
-AUF’ED: JOSH C….wow!, didn’t see that coming…
-Next Week: Teams of 5…oh not good!…

Project Runway Season 9, Episode 5 (Watching It On Time!)

Tonight’s episode includes a team challenge, a track team challenge as implied in the promo????…All I know is we’ll see Tim in jeans and sneakers…worth it!
-Each designer has his/her own tennis shoes laid out…Cecilia is still down from last week…she’s being very belligerent…”Heidi Klum for New Balance”????…
-Four teams of three and a lap around the track will determine who the captains will be…Cecilia really doesn’t give a shit…she’s trying to quit…and she does!!!!…
-The race is on…Scissor Sister Josh M. is way ahead!…OLIVIER EATS IT! Josh M-Bryce-Anthony Ryan-Viktor are the team captains…Bitter Bert finishes dead last….Olivier skins his knee, on now the paramedics are involved!…his fall wasn’t quite as bad as this…
-Olivier is still down; he’s having a panic attack…Josh M.’s painted on eyebrows look weird…Bert will be picked last…Anthony Ryan gets the pleasure of taking on the old queen…Viktor gets to pick an eliminated competitor and that competitor gets to come back to the competition…they pick Josh C/Mormon Josh, awwww…
-Challenge: design 3 looks for Heidi’s New Balance sneaker collection…Josh M. thinks Becky is “not a style icon”…Bert’s design OMG!…Tim “I’m such a nag.”
-Leather and suede…Josh C. is back!…Just for good measure:
FLOJO! May she rest in peace…
-Just for the record, I love NB!…Josh M. is telling Becky to “take a back seat” even though she has athletic wear experience…Bert is really a dick, and no one likes him…I’d say a visit to the bottom is inevitable…
-Tim and Heidi check in…Team Bryce, not looking good…Team Viktor, Tim “Auntie Em doesn’t want to get on a motorcycle” ouch!…Team AR, too chic…Team Josh M., need to rework and Becky says she’s just sewing, wrong answer…Heidi decides to extend the deadline because she’s “worried”…Scissor Sister is making Becky cry, seriously and Anya is trying to comfort her…it’s not working…
-Damn, I thought Parsons would have better bathrooms, a little run-down…Team AR is really sinking because Bert’s is too dressy for sneakers…Team Bryce is still in the weeds…this should be an interesting runway…Bert and Josh M: MEOW!…Josh “You’re closer to death than I am!” when Bert tells him to drop dead…
-RUNWAY….Team Viktor…Not terrible, not sure about Olivier’s long skirt…Team Bryce…eh…Team AR…still too dressy, and Bert’s looks the best…Team Josh M….not terrible, looks maybe the most sporty…
What was Josh M thinking with his eyebrows???
-Team AR is throwing Bert under the bus, uh huh…(crap, who’s the guest judge???)…AR’s shorts, camel toe and butt…judges agree Bert’s is presentable, LK and AR fought Bert so much, they neglected their looks…I wish they would tell Josh M. his eyebrows are over the top…Josh is taking ownership for Becky’s outfit which the judges hate…More throwing under the bus…
I searched “ill-fitting shorts” this is one that came up…
-Guest judge is Erin Wasson never heard of her…all right here we go…Heidi has a twist…Viktor is the winner, Josh M. is also a winner…but does this mean two auf’ed????…both winners’ teams are safe…Bert is safe, LK is safe, Kimberly in, Bryce in, left Danielle and Anthony Ryan…
AUF’ED–Danielle, Heidi would have auf’ed AR…he dodged a bullet…Just read a tweet Anthony Ryan had strep throat during the challenge…UGH!
*Next week–Something with kids…that’s all I got…good night!