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    I missed it! I'll have to hunt online. I was ready but had a strenuous day and picked just that moment to go into a coma for about an hour--the wrong hour entirely. I felt great when I woke up, but man! Look at what I missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    I'm not AT ALL a Christopher fan, but that was a MAJOR bee-yotch slap--and La Nina totally deserved it.
    So WeakAnkles, what did you think of Elena's jacket???

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    Hey Dee.

    I have a friend who is short like that and the whole time her model was walking down the runway I could hear my friend in my head saying, Hey, why don't you just remove my KNEES as well so I can look even dumpier. I thought the jacket was actually nice--actually designed and eye-catching if a little stiff--but Elena would have been better putting her model into a pair of skinny pants, which I think would have helped with the proportions. That outfit would work very well on someone say 4"-6" taller.

    Korto really deserved the win. That color of orchid is hard to carry off. Using it as a highlight the way Korto did I thought was a shrewd answer to the design problem. Actually, I once met a color specialist who worked for DuPont, who told me all these "trendy colors" are decided two years in advance--because it takes that long to have dyes for cloth made (not to mention the actual cloth!).

    Sad to say but I think Seth Aaron is the next to go. What do you think?

    On the other hand, Victor's fan is gone! Yes, that sound is the people rejoicing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    Sad to say but I think Seth Aaron is the next to go. What do you think?
    Yeah, I think you're right and is it based on his hair style?? His hair would look better if it wasn't dyed so dark.

    I was so happy to see Christian Siriano. He used to have a Seth hairdo but it looked good on him.

    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    On the other hand, Victor's fan is gone! Yes, that sound is the people rejoicing...

    When he was leaving, I thought he might flick his fan but no , it would have made a statement!!!

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    I finally saw the episode. So glad to see Christian Siriano! He might be my favorite winner ever, and it was clear even when he was 21 and competing that he has a business sense, so he will be able to plan his career smartly.

    I liked Elena's jacket. I love highly constructed jackets, though I agree that it overwhelmed the petite woman who was wearing it. I did love Korto's outfit best, though.

    Since I'm fond of orchid, I don't see the difficulty in it as a color, especially when mixed well with other, more subtle colors. I don't think Christopher should have fixated on olive drab, though, because that color has a totally different "voice" from orchid. Other greens would have worked better, and of course then he could have accented the outfit with orchid instead of squeaking through with just the bag. Perhaps a color closer to sage green would have been better in this situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Christopher should have fixated on olive drab, though, because that color has a totally different "voice" from orchid. Other greens would have worked better, and of course then he could have accented the outfit with orchid instead of squeaking through with just the bag. Perhaps a color closer to sage green would have been better in this situation.
    I thought Christopher's dress was OK on the blonde model; maybe on a darker skin it may have gotten lost and could look drab but I liked it.

    http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/proj...episode-8#id=1

    I didn't have a problem with Elena's construction, I had a problem with the design and being safe.

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    Olympia, Heyang, Weakankles, I thought you would have lots to say. Sorry to see Christopher go. I loved his design and not sure why he was booted and Seth won. Seth's design was nice but wouldn't you have to be a minus minus zero to wear it??? The skirt widens the hip area so I don't see it being that saleable, just my opinion. Now with Christopher's design you get 2 looks for the price of one.

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    Hey all.

    I wasn't particularly impressed with any of the designs. Seth's seemed to be this weird hybrid of urban tribal, June Cleaver, and Shirley Patridge. Christopher's dress, while a very good idea, was poorly constructed (lots of puckering in that bodice--if he had corrected that it would have really balanced out the drapery in the sarong). Korto let the patterns do all the work (a razorback back--for what? the 239783434th time on PR?). Elena's was nice, but girlfriend keeps throwing out the same silhouette week after week. And Christopher was right about the elephant ear shoulders. Not an impressive week.

    And what the hell was "The Beautiful"* Georgina wearing? She looked like she interrupted her fantasy honeymoon to do some fashion judging. Oy!

    *Please note, I am contractually obligated to call her "The Beautiful" each time I mention her name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    Hey all.

    *Please note, I am contractually obligated to call her "The Beautiful" each time I mention her name.
    You always make me laugh!!! What about the "beautiful" Isaac????

    Now you have to admit that Georgina is a very, very pretty woman, don't you ???@#$

    Yes, Christopher's bodice wasn't the best as far as the judges were concerned. I still liked it.

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    "The Beautiful" Georgina Chapman is indeed a beautiful woman, but that dress was like Fantasy Princess Wedding Night lingerie. Though I suppose when you're married to a Mr W you need all the fantasy you can get. LOL!

    I once dated someone in the rag trade and met Mr Mizrahi on a few occasions. Trust me, there is nothing beautiful about him.

    Oh I did like Christopher's dress. I thought the idea was great. But the judges were right about the bodice (the judging is usually better on PRAS--far less cracktastic than on the regular PR). I'm surprised they didn't send all four through to the finals. They've done so on numerous occasions for far less reason. And I think Christopher's 'pretty dresses' would fit in well with QVC, home of (among other things) the Quackenbush Collection of velour track suits. We're not talking haute couture here! LOLOLOL!

    Should be an interesting finale. I don't think Seth Aaron has a chance, though I think he's by the far the most talented of the remaining designers.

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    Tonight is the finale, I hope Korto has a chance of winning. I really like her designs. Your thoughts.

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    Just finished watching.

    I could see the 'every day' woman wanting Korto's collection and I also enjoyed Seth Aaron's collection. Won't say anything else yet, in case some haven't seen the show yet.

    I did notice the ad's for Under the Gunn that starts next week. Seems like it's similar to NBC's The Fashion Show where mentors assist the competitors.

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    Hey guys.

    I had to get the skating watched first (hey--I have my priorities!). I thought it was a good finale, better than the first two seasons. I am shocked that Seth Aaron actually won, not because I don't think he was the most talented (I do), but because his clothes are much more cutting edge than the usual stuff I've seen on QVC. What I think will be interesting is to see if he can modify his design sensibility for the mass market audience that QVC attracts (my sister is a total QVC junkie and her taste tends to be much more 'pretty clothes' than 'cutting edge,' know what I mean?). Korto's designs are a more natural fit for that particular market (that first dress was wonderful, as well as the pants suit), but I had to agree with the judges: the outfits weren't always balanced or finished well. Of course it's utterly idiotic to expect a runway-ready collection of 7 looks in 4 days, so what do you expect? Elena threw out the same silhouettes AGAIN. I actually think she's talented and her sci-fi sensibility is certainly an interesting look, but girlfriend, time to move on to something new. One note, however superbly played, is one note.

    Looking forward to hearing your takes...

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    Weakankles, I've been waiting for you!!! I do have questions but am watching Nationals, yes I have priorities too. Will post later. Where is Olympia????

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    Olympia has been her usual wise and calm and sensible self on the Nationals board (at least from the last posts of hers I've read). And considering how delicious a soap opera Nationals is turning out to be, a little bit of wise and calm and sensible is definitely needed! Who needs General Hospital when you have Which Pair Is Going To Have Their Hopes And Dreams Dashed and The Diva Wagner Story to watch? I can only imagine the outrage that is going to start hitting the boards come tomorrow night.

    One thing I did want to add about Seth Aaron... don't you think it's time he modified his own personal style? That look he loves--post-punk, The Cure In Suburbia--works when you are in your 20s, but after a certain point it starts to look more uhm desperate than desirable. If he seriously wants to grow a business, I think cleaning up his own act would be a good place to start...

    Looking forward to your post Dee. And heyang and Olympia and anyone else who cares to chime in. The more the merrier!

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