Project Runway - Season 12 - Our "Guilty Pleasure" Returns

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  1. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Remember, this is Bunim-Murray, not Magical Elves. The first few elims are to get rid of folks who don't measure up in the "good TV" department. The winners are the ones the producers are putting forward as candidates for final 4.

    We're stuck with Unicorn Boy and Russian Crazy until top 7 or until someone else becomes "good TV"
  2. zaphyre14

    zaphyre14 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind the Crazy Russian if he didn't curse so much. All the bleeping hurts my ears. :) I was so hoping Timothy would be gone last night. I thought his dress was hideous - the non-bra was a non-issue for me because it seemed pretty obvious that no one with more than mosquito-bite boobs would have been able to wear the dress to begin with. Plus I liked Khanda (or whatever her name was). And other than Deaf Guy, I don't really like any of the others as people.
  3. skatesindreams

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    Why was this a one day challenge?
    Considering that, most of the dresses were better than I thought they would be.

    My favorites were Braden, Jeremy and Justin.

    I would have sent both Timothy and Helen home.
    Aside from the poor construction, have they never heard of putting a bra/cups into a dress?
  4. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    I like Philly girl Dom (?) who made the green-and-white dress, even if I didn't think it deserved to be top 3. Justin's dress was also gorgeous.
  5. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Russian Boy at least can give good advice (which appears to have been based on watching the show.) I can't decide if Nature Boy is REALLY that pretentious and dumb or if he is actually clever like a fox and realizes "argumentative eccentric ****waffle" means the producers will keep him on the show longer. I suspect he got dinged more for the can't-wear-a-bra thing because the other dress it looks like you can't wear a bra because that's the dress, with his it looks like you can't wear a bra because you put the dress on backwards.

    I actually started to like Russian Boy's, except for that crumb-catching dust ruffle on the front. That wasn't easy to sew, but then to stick some weird shelf on the front?

    I love big gowns that involve complex skirts, but I also liked the green and white, because it *really worked* with that necklace.
  6. Lucy25

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    :lol::lol: Love this!

    While I can't stand nature boy as a person or a designer, I thought the whole "can't wear a bra with it" argument was lame. Most of what the designers send down the runway each week can't be warn with a bra. Besides, the only time I have ever heard them even mention this was by Joanna Coles in the All-Star episodes.

    Kate was the far winner. Hated the tacky Russian's dress. Butt ugly.

    That poor model; Nature Boy's train wreck last week, then that mess this week. As already said, why would they make a challenge like this a one-day challenge? Was actually kind of glad to hear tacky Russian guy mention this on the runway.
  7. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    While I liked both Bradon and Jeremy's dresses better than some in the top 3, I think they gotted dinged for having a relatively simple shillouhette.

    Again, I understand the judge's decision to dump the contestant who despite having sewn a better outfit showed the least design, especially for a high-end challenge. Kahindo's design looked like going to church and then bruch at a chicken-n-waffles hut more than a red-carpet look gone wrong. :shuffle:
  8. Latte

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    I hated Tim and the Russia man dresses again. I wish they would get rid of both of them. But they make good tv I guess.
  9. TheGirlCanSkate

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    My daughter said if Sandro's model's dress could store French fries in the top.

    Karen's dress was a gaping mess. Miranda's was an ugly mess. Reminded me of Barbie clothing. Sue's dress looked like a commercial for static cling. Timothy's dress....Who would wear that?!

    Is there a webpage with $ spent per designer/episode?
  10. skatesindreams

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    As the models were going down the runway, they showed how much $$$ each designer spent.
  11. all_empty

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    I didn't like the team concept so I skipped last season, but I'm thrilled about this season.

    Timothy needs to go. His dresses are just about the ugliest things I've ever seen on the show. They blasted Kahindo for not having an evening gown ... blue velvet already can look matronly and cheap, and then he adds a white sheet to it?

    Helen's was atrocious as well. I feel really bad for that model -- two terrible designs in two weeks.

    I appreciated that Dom did something different, as did Sandro. I liked Sandro's vintage concept, but he went overboard on the lace and it looked cheap.

    Bradon's was very good, but they don't want to establish a frontrunner so quickly. I've liked both of Ken's dresses so far, and I can see him making it far.
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  12. Coco

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    So I watched this for the first time...I thought the model who's designer got kicked off looked the best. That was a gorgeous dress. Apparently not the type of dress they were supposed to make, but it seemed to be the one of the best tailored dresses.
  13. PRlady

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    It wasn't fashion forward enough. My equation is that if I, a conservatively-dressed fiftysomething woman with a decent but not model figure, would wear it, then it's too blah for Project Runway. :lol:
  14. PDilemma

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    Not only that, but would you wear it with all of that jewelry? It just didn't fit the challenge. Put on a jacket and you could wear that to work.
  15. TheGirlCanSkate

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    Yes- but I was watching the clothing and kept missing the money spent. I was hoping there was a recap online somewhere.
  16. my little pony

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    the episode is up on their website, it lets you skip ahead
  17. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Miranda's uniform gaffe is all over the inter webs today. Long story short, Miranda's got advanced clearance from the Army to wear her uniform on PR as long as she wore it properly. She had it on for the runway taping, and was told by the producers to remove the jacket as well as the name plate and insignia from the shirt. As soon as the first episode aired, active and retired military came down on Miranda pretty hard, forcing her to defend herself and out the producer. The producer has apologized, but it's a bit too little and too late.

    This is something that really bothers me. Its common knowledge that uniforms must be worn properly. If a contestant has clearance, it's the responsibility of B-M to make sure everyone is aware.
  18. Sparks

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    I'm just catching up. I thought SustainableTim should be auffed. At least the woman who was kicked off had a nice design the week before.
    My early favorite is BradonTheDancer!
  19. skatesindreams

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    Mine, as well.
    He seems to have a dancer's sense of what looks good/works on a woman's body.
    He also has the skill to execute his designs; something that many PR hopefuls lack.
  20. DarrellH

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    Timothy needs to go. He got his message in the public eye, concerning sustainability, but there has to be creativity and talent there, too. Hard to believe he was dancing around the sewing room to celebrate THAT work.
  21. uyeahu

    uyeahu Agitator. Sharpie lover (figuratively speaking).

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    I'm really surprised more fans don't have an issue with Kate's presence this season. It seems like such an unfair advantage to have gone through the worst of it before and get a second chance at it. She's had the benefit to learn what skills would be required, go home and study up on them and then come back. It seems so unfair to the other designers.

    Why is Miranda wearing her Army uniform on the show? She's no longer in the military so it seems that it would only be a form of emotional blackmail. Extortion even. Judges don't want to be seen eliminating a member of the armed services after all.

    I've already chosen my top three and think Braden may win the whole thing. He's got all the ingredients that the judges just love AND he's seemingly a great designer as well. Unfortunately I don't see a final without Kate. She's getting a big time redemption edit. Alexander gets way too much camera time to not be one of the ones who make it to the end. I think they'll end up being the final three designers.
  22. my little pony

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    well, someone was coming back. it might as well be someone from the season that never happened.
  23. uyeahu

    uyeahu Agitator. Sharpie lover (figuratively speaking).

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    What do yo mean "the season that never happened"?
  24. skatesindreams

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    Could she be referring to "PR Teams"?
    Some thought that concept unsuccessful, and something that shouldn't have been done.
  25. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    The season when Gretchen won, perhaps?
  26. my little pony

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    lol falling dance, gretchen should have never happened. if i could go back in time like the terminator and prevent it, i would

    but i meant the team challenge season, it's like the season of dallas where bobby ewing was dead. it just didnt work and it wasnt mentioned again.
  27. uyeahu

    uyeahu Agitator. Sharpie lover (figuratively speaking).

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    Ah! Gotcha. It ended up being one of my favorite seasons but I understand I'm in the minority with that opinion. Too many designers floated through because they were the worst designers on the best teams, but overall the right people ended up being eliminated and the right people made it to the final so it was ok by me.
  28. jamesy

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    like TAR: Family Edition :scream:
  29. my little pony

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    yet, if they had let that family get hit by the runaway buggy - it could have been the greatest season

    so close mark burnett, so close
  30. Sparks

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    F'ing Gretchen...F'ing team season. :rolleyes:
  31. uyeahu

    uyeahu Agitator. Sharpie lover (figuratively speaking).

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    I was so focused on the last part of this post that I forgot to comment on the first part. The whole thing feels rigged for Kate. The two designers she was up against were never fan favorites and I only barely remember them. Kate on the other hand was fresh in the fans minds and she had all these folks online decrying her elimination for the prom dress challenge. Of course she's going to win the online vote. And I will be SHOCKED if she doesn't make it to the final runway. Makes me wonder what she has on the producers.
  32. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    I don't know what is dumber, the yogurt or the winning crappy prizes for material.
  33. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    Definitely winning crappy prizes for material. Plastic pelts and shiny rubber isn't high end... unless you're a "furry." :p
  34. my little pony

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    somewhere there is a fetish club desperate for these outfits, the more hideous the better
  35. my little pony

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    if this werent a group challenge, tim could be so happy they used trash
  36. skipaway

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    Miranda sure didn't learn teamwork during her time in the Army.
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  37. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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    You'd think after being in the army she'd handle the pressure a little bit better.
  38. peibeck

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    She seems a bit PTSD.
  39. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    I would like to give these designers some gorgeous fabric and enough time to make something I want to look at.
  40. my little pony

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    sometimes product placement is ridiculous