Tim looks awesome. I look terrible.
I won’t be home to watch the season 8 premiere of Project Runway (boo!) because I’ll be partying at the Art Institute with my fellow Gapers Block people (yay!).
So please enjoy this picture taken of me with Tim Gunn when he appeared at BlogHer ’09.
We can talk about my shiny-ass forehead and white t-shirt that makes me look like a balloon at a later time, okay?
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I thought Leanne would live in a treehouse.
Jerell’s mother and sister are stunning. His collection looks pretty unfinished. Uh oh. Continue reading
As ever, times are Central because I totally am.
8:02: Five designers! Eight models! The designers get to pick new models. Leanne steals Tia from Suede – burn! – and Korto keeps Katerina. Kenley picked Joe’s old model Topacio. I’m thinking of changing my name to something exotic like Propeesha.
8:04: Designers head to the workroom, where Tim explains the challenge: they will be designing for each other. Suede has Jerell, Kenley will design for Leanne, Korto gets Suede, Jerell pulls Kenley, which leaves Leanne designing for Korto. They must each create a look inspired by a specific musical genre. Patrick IM’s that if this is not the best challenge of the season, and I finish with “it will be a waste”. Continue reading
All times CT.
8:00: What’s up? I still think Kenley’s super annoying! How about you?
8:01: Suede’s gotta prove himself. Kenley doesn’t get why she was in the bottom in the last challenge. She’s gonna stick to her strategy, which is to stay true to herself and ignore the judges’ criticism. Read: keep turning out her tired 50’s-esque costumery.
8:02: Runway! The models, who are some regular-looking ladies, come out on the runway. They may be somebody’s mothers, but not the designers’. So who are they? Not the clients, but the mothers of their clients, twenty-something White girl recent college graduates, brought in by their moms for makeovers into grown-up working ladies.
8:04: Patrick is upset that they are not hot. The designers get randomly matched to models by the Bag o’ Buttons, and then proceed to the workroom to get details from Tim.
8:05: Uncle Tim! He sends the clients in with their models, warning that the mothers are sure to have strong opinions. So really, they have two clients, 30 minutes to consult, and $100 to spend at Mood. Joe is concerned about the mother-daughter dynamic where if mom likes, daughter won’t.
8:06: Anna sucks up to Kenley, and the feeling is mutual. They’re mutually cute and annoying. This is going to be awesome. Anna’s mom thinks they’re both adorable. Continue reading
8:04: The designers are picking models. I fucking love drag queens. They’re so beautiful and fun.
8:06: The designers have an opportunity to be theatrical, Tim reminds them. Also, their different personas must be preserved in the designs.
8:08: Under the harsh neon lights, the divas still look flawless. Also, I love that the designers all refer to their clients as “she” and “her” instead of saying “he” or “him”. Yes, even Joe, though he is a bit confused. He wants to make a retro pantsuit, though. Uh oh. Continue reading
8:00: Daniel pumps iron! Keith looks good all sweaty! Blayne is all “Team Dramalicious!” as the designers head back to the runway to learn about their next challenge. But Heidi tells them to go back to the showroom, where Tim will give them the deets.
8:02: Blayne hopes the high powered, chic, professional woman they have to design for is not Hillary Clinton, as he can’t do a neon pantsuit. Which I think would be right up his alley. Continue reading
All times Central unless otherwise noted. Like that would ever happen.
7:52: 8 minutes to go…
8:01: Patrick thinks it’s a waste of time to show the designers waking up the morning after a challenge. I have to agree — what’s to show if none of them are hooking up? Bo-ring. Patrick also thinks they should do a challenge on no sleep, a la the wedding wars challenge on the last season of Top Chef. I’d be down with that. Continue reading
8:04: Tim looks hot in that raincoat. The designers, wearing orange plastic ponchos for their double decker bus tour, do not. The designers are dropped off at random locations to take pictures that will inspire their outfits for the challenge, which is to make outfits inspired by New York City at night.
8:08: Would it be wrong if I renamed Leanne and Emily “Feist 1” and “Feist 2”? Continue reading
Note: All times are Central. Deal with it, suckers.
8:00: “Any decision involving Suede not going home is a good one.” How about changing your name?
8:02: Kelli gets first pick at the models, so she sticks with her model from the first. Jerell is salty because Jennifer took his model. Ooh! And Belle is out, even though she was super-cute.
8:04: Next challenge is cocktail dresses, where the models are clients. The designers head off to the workroom, where Tim fills them in on the details. Green fabrics — cool but kinda ho-hum. The twist? The models are going to pick the material. Uh-oh. Continue reading
8:08 pm: The designers have joined Heidi and Tim on the roof for champagne. Right now, there are simply too many of them for me to keep track of names. Patrick says (via IM): “that old dude from detroit lookslike dantefrom clerks”. Bwahahahaha.
8:09 pm: Designer girls are embarassed by their own stank asses when Tim wakes them up super early the next day. Do they not know the way of Tim? He is an early-rising motherfucker. Continue reading