Project Runway 8: I Will Cut a Bitch

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So, the new season starts tonight, at 9 Eastern, on Lifetime. That's an hour earlier than normal, right? I think it is. I don't recall b/c I don't have to. I have minions.

Why will I cut a bitch? Well, I might not. That all depends on you and your behavior. But the commercials for this season--have you seen them? Up close, intense shots, over an ominous pared-down soundtrack...Project Runway Will Fuck You Up!
 

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Tim Gunn will tell someone to give it up. The competition? A certain challenge? Perhaps in the bedroom?

I don't know, but all three prospects excite me.
 

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I am so excited! I told my daughter she is gonna have to give up her cartoons tonight so I can watch it. She is not happy about that. Someone may have to cut her.
 

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No cutting of children! ...unless they talk during the show, of course.

Do you think they cut the right designer? I thought the choice was unfortunate. It comes down to, as always, the 'in the box/out of the box' thing. More creative design with worse finishing v. more safe design with better finishing. I didn't hate Ivy's dress. At all. I thought she was very creative in using the fabric with silver to pick up the epaulet thing.

That fucking kimono was just terrible. TERRRRRIBLE.

Casanova is already a kook. DId you notice how, during his 1-on-1 time with Tim, Tim turned and said 'Thank you' and Casanova said 'You're welcome!'--with no word of thanks back? Ugh. I hate that. He may hang on and on like Santino, though (and, did I watch the Austin and Santino roadshow? NO I DID NOT and it is NOT TO BE DISCUSSED). Ayway, C. didn't even answer the question correctly after Nina translated it for him!! wha? Korsy might be right--he might be deaf as a post.

Also, Heidi looks FABULOUS, I thought Selma was actually quite witty and on target with her criticisms, and while I did think it was weird when she explained that she'd never really been a good kisser, I did enjoy it when she and Heidi made out.

*needle-skip on a record sound effect*

ps: pole dancer in Dubai. HYSTERICAL.
 

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I'm certainly more intrigued by this cast than the last two seasons.

I'm not happy with the whole "Oh one of you may go home, or maybe more. LOL JK, only one of you is going home" bit. And I was kinda surprised by the elimination. I didn't hate hers or Ivy's as much as the other 3 contestants. But whatever, there are another 200 contestants to watch.

I must say that Heidi has really come into her own since the first season. I thought of her as more of a joke in the beginning, but now I think she's pretty witty and spot-on.

And while Casanova is being kept around purely for entertainment reasons, I don't think it's a bad thing. I give him 2 or 3 more episodes and about a yard of fabric until he's eliminated.
 

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One episode, and I'm already pissed off.

Since when did questionable styling become a fatal flaw? Especially in a challenge where they had so little time to think about their garment, let alone the overall look. If they had decided to be harsh across the board and cut 3 or 4 people, I'd be ok with it. But Casanova's outfit was a joke. Horrible. His one accomplishment was to figure out how low on the hips he could place the skirt without his model's crack showing.

At least Joe knew his outfit was horrible. He didn't even try to defend it on the runway - he basically said, "you guys are going to tell me it's horrible, and I'm going to agree with you." Seriously, a black kimono turned backwards, and stapled closed in the back? With a black belt pinned in place? After 5 hours? Literally anyone could do that.

Maybe I'm in the minority, but I get no enjoyment out of seeing untalented people stay around. There a TON of personalities this season - that's clear already. Give them some screen time. 'Cause really, I don't really remember Casanova doing anything all that interesting, other than not speaking English very well. And having expensive pants.

Well, rant over. I do feel that this is poised to be a good season, I just hope they don't waste too much time on the personality. The show is compelling because of the talent.
 

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I have a new theory as to why Mckenna was booted. Her dress made her model's hips look bigger than they actually are. Which in the world of Kors, Klum, et al. is the worst of all possible crimes. If memory serves, that's put a lot of contestants towards the bottom in the past.
 

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I definitely think the wrong person was eliminated this first show. I actually liked her outfit. It was a hell of a lot better than some of the other ones that's for sure. A kimono turned backwards? Really?!
When they were introducing the contestants at the beginning of the show it seemed like there were so many of them! When they said they had picked one extra person and one or more would be eliminated I was surprised. It seemed like they could have cut 5 people and still had too many.
I'm rooting for Nick this season if only for the reason that he's a friend of a friend. I'm loyal like that. At least he did better than the friend of a friend that I was rooting for on The Next Food Network Star. That guy got booted off the first episode! They did show Nick looking sad when they were critiquing the outfits next week so I'm worried.
What designers do you like this season? I've got to go back and look at all of them and see who is who. I can never remember everyone at the beginning when there are so many of them!
 

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'Cause really, I don't really remember Casanova doing anything all that interesting, other than not speaking English very well. And having expensive pants.

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By these criteria, you're nonplussed by fully half of hollywood. :)

I agree with everything you say. It was a disappointing competition. Oddly enough, I knew what they were going to be asked to do before they were asked. Who else did? I figured that the suitcases were there for a reason. And I guessed they'd each be able to take 1 garment from the suitcase of the person next to him/her. And, I was close.

The kimono thing becomes the most laughable ever. I mean, you're right. I was thinking the same. *I* could do that. Didja notice how his model had a distinct 'papa don't preach'-era Madonna look to her?

Also, my friend James bought a bag like the pink one (but a different color) for his new GF, and I don't care for that situation b/c I'm pretty sure they were 'together' in some way while he was still married to his wife, though probably not sleeping together, but just barely, and now he's moved in with the GF, and he and the wife have a 3 year old and it's just gotta be sad for her to send her son to spend time with the GF every weekend while she sits alone, having been dumped. It's one of those times that things really do seem to work out incredibly well for 1 partner and for shit for the other.

So my point is: I don't like that bag.*

I think the show is going to have to do a double elimination or 2 over the course of the series.


*Ok, that's a lie. I kind of want it, even though it's not leather. It's girlie and cute. But now I can't buy it because of the history. Damnit.
 

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We were discussing this in chat and came to the conclusion that Cazenova will be exactly like Ping....everything he does wrong it will be because he didnt understand the instructions. Like he needed someone to translate for him when they were criticizing his dress. Come on FFS. I hated Ping...she got on my whole nervous system.
 

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We were discussing this in chat and came to the conclusion that Cazenova will be exactly like Ping....everything he does wrong it will be because he didnt understand the instructions. Like he needed someone to translate for him when they were criticizing his dress. Come on FFS. I hated Ping...she got on my whole nervous system.
I like when Tim asked him: Now, is this sexy or is this...vulgar? And then later, on the way to the runway, he answers: This is not vulgar, this is SEXY! I think it's that Latin thing... I had a friend who was being fit for a bridesmaid's dress for a Miami wedding. The latina tailor kept trying to make the bust tighter--like MUCH tighter. And my friend is busty. And she was saying, no, not that tight, thanks. And the tailor said: This is what we call SEXY here. And my friend answered: Well this is what I call NIPPLES AT THE RECEPTION, so no!
 

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Possible bitch cutting tonight.

But I can't tell. You know, a lot of series (reality, especially) do promos in which they mix episodes. Doing so provides a lot of drama, but you don't know if all of it happens in the next installment 'til you watch. Which is, of course, the point.

But anyway, there's an allegation of cheating, and Tim has a great look of consternation on his face. Remember with Jeffrey, and the 'did you do all of your final collection for 8K? Or that other guy, with his pattern books under the bed?)

Editors and producers try to tell a story (with the standard narrative arc) in each episode and also over the course of a season. And I wonder if they decided to tell the 'cut a bitch' story this season? Perhaps the drama won't be as heightened as is being hyped.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS.

oh wait, that's a bravo line. Nevermind.
 

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Maybe somebody actually cuts a bitch. Perhaps they cut up someone's outfit in the dead of night. Or maybe someone wants a human flesh patch to make their piece more avant-garde.
 

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right now there are a lot of bitches to cut! 16 at last count. Right?
 

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can you make it, tonight? i want to snuggle you to my prodigious bosom while we watch the cutting!
 

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I was just reading Nick Verreos' blog and laughed at this:

From the brief introductions, they seem to be a very "colorful" bunch. Their names alone slay me: Mondo, Peach, Casanova? It sounds like the cast of a porn movie — or a Telemundo telenovela!

It's late for homework, I know but it's important to be deliberate and intentional with our viewing. Tonight's winner: will it (the look) be more porn or more telemundo? Vote now. I will decide once the ep has aired.
 

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I'M NOT GOING TO HELP YOU PATTERN

and telenovela. It will serve as a a social commentary on immigration laws.
 

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Ok I liked Gretchen and Valerie's designs but Mondo's was the best. It looked more marie claire than anything up there. I think I will pick Mondo for the win this season. I like his style.
 
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