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So last night on Project Runway meltdowns happened, two designers said sayonara, and based on some of the so-called work appropriate attire walking down the runway, some of these people have never led life in the real world.

Both Andrea Katz and Kooan said their good-byes by vacating the competition. Raul returned with a vengeance and continued to suck. The designers went to the Michael Kors store to learn what befalls quitters who aren’t bitchy enough – they pussy out and quit PR! They were also there to have it rubbed in their faces about what a big, flipping deal MC is.

So the designers had to create an outfit for the everyday woman on the go. She’s the girl who does everything – she works and cocktails and goes to match.com mixers, she does club hopping and sample sales and mommyhood and then she travels from Paris Fashion Week to Disney World to Kenya but she’s only allowed to have one outfit to wear to everything. So it can’t wrinkle, it can’t be uncomfortable, and it has to be versatile. So that’s like no biggie right?

Yeah – some of these people have never had a job in an office and apparently think all people everywhere work in the office from The Devil Wears Prada.

The guest judges were designer Rachel Roy – who always provides good critique and thoughtful comments – and Hayden Panettiere who was there as the celebrity cuteface.

The best part about this episode was the abundance of Tim Gunn providing actual mentorship and we need more of that. So thanks for a subtle small reminder of what this show used to be.

Since nobody cares about anything but the clothes, Reality Tea is providing you a snap-judgement photocap. C’mon you know that’s how you watch the show, too!

OK, let’s trash discuss some looks!

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Well, that was a hot mess of ugly wasn’t it? On last night’s episode of Project Runway the designers were required to find inspiration for a red carpet look from some sort of new Lexus (i.e. shameless product plug which I ignored because it has nothing to do with fashion). If all of that wasn’t exciting enough, they had to work in teams of two (aka: drama-bitchest extraordinaire.).

After making googly eyes at the car and learning the body color must be featured in the design, there’s a twist! They have to design for a “celebrity”!

And not just any “celebrity” – a former PR alum. All of which but Laura Bennett came from the much less exciting Lifetime years of the series. All of the “celebrities” were women, which was good all for everyone but Raul and Alicia, who have nary any experience in the evening gown department. Oopsie!

The returning designer celebrities were Anya Ayoung-Chee (still not wearing sleeves, I noticed!), Mila Hermanovski, Laura, Irina Shabayeva, Kenley Collins (still loud and bossy as ever!), April Johnston (now with hot pink hair), and Valerie Mayen (who?).

The guest judge was… Oh wait, I forgot because her critique went like this ‘I don’t like that. The Emmy’s? Never been! I wore something like that once. Oooh, shiny!’ Can’t they get any people actually involved in the fashion business to participate in this show or has it truly lost all credibility?

Since nobody cares about anything but the clothes, Reality Tea is providing you a snap-judgement photocap. C’mon you know that’s how you watch the show, too!

OK, let’s trash discuss some looks!

CLICK CONTINUE READING FOR THE FASHION TRASHIN’!

Last night on Project Runway the designers hit up Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC to blow their wads on sugary-sweets. And sadly it wasn’t an all you can eat buffet following the shopping trip – nope, it was the unconventional materials challenge! Our designer friends were tasked with making an entire outfit made from candy in about six minutes!

Fire up your glue guns, put your sugar rush to use, and start… uhhh…weaving Twizzlers! The guest judge was Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar and daughter of legendary polo shirt hawker designer Ralph Lauren. Why wasn’t he the guest judge? Oh, Michael Kors probably hates him or something.

Dylan’s critique went like this: ‘I like candy. This had candy on it. Where’s the candy? Oh, candy!’ Please get useful guest judges.

Since nobody cares about anything but the clothes, Reality Tea is providing you a snap-judgement photocap. C’mon you know that’s how you watch the show, too!

OK, let’s trash discuss some looks!

[Photo Credits: LifetimeTV.com]

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Last night was the premiere of Project Runway, Season 10 and since nobody cares about anything but the clothes, Reality Tea is providing you a snap-judgement photocap. C’mon you know that’s how you watch the show, too!

The Challenge: Take a garment that defines you as a designer and make a companion piece for an over-the-top Times Square Project Runway Promotion fashion show and have it judged by wacktastic former Sex And The City stylist, Patricia Fields and guest judge Lauren Graham (aka mute drone with no fashion pedigree).

Also supplying commentary, but no actual critique is Michael Kors (once innovative American sportswear designer – now PR sound-bite drone), Nina Garcia (once important and relevant fashion magazine editor), and Heidi Klum of the crotch short minis and crisp German accent.

So, that was a bust wasn’t it? Ok, let’s trash discuss some looks!

[Photo Credits: LifetimeTV.com]

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Fashion Star…remember that gem?

It seems that there is a lot going on behind the scenes of NBC’s answer to Project Runway.  First off?  Host and supermodel Elle MacPherson won’t be returning.  Gearlive.com reports that Elle is calling it quits for season two.  She says, “I have been involved with Fashion Star from the beginning, and am very proud to see it come to life, not only in America but globally. The show is in great hands, and although I will not be hosting this season, I will still be very involved [and] will be reviewing the format for the upcoming season.”

That’s code for “artistic differences” isn’t it?  Answer me, Austin Scarlett!  Not only will Elle be hanging up her hosting cap, but sponsor and affordable fashion house H&M is also bidding adieu to the series.  Reportedly sticking around?  Hosts Nicole Richie, John Varvatos, and new mom Jessica Simpson.

WILL YOU WATCH FASHION STAR WITHOUT ELLE?  WHERE YOU WATCHING BEFOREHAND?

[Photo Credit: WENN.com]


Days after Lifetime released the newest crop of designers for the tenth season of Project Runway comes a report of massive cast unrest during filming!

According to the NY Post’s Page Six during last Friday’s taping a psychologist was brought to the set after one contestant had a full-on meltdown and another contestant suddenly quit the show! “We lost two designers in one day. This has never happened. They seem to be under a lot more pressure,” a source revealed.

“The show is in its 10th season and has been filming for a week, and there is a lot more tension and pressure on the designers,” the source added.

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The tenth season of Project Runway is upon us and I know you’re all excited about another season of mediocre designers with little to no talent. Well, we can at least hope some of them can sew a sleeve or a zipper.

Patently ignoring criticism for the past few seasons’ less than exciting talent pool, the show is going full-steam ahead with a new crop of designers who promise to be the best yet. Hopefully they’ll “Make it work.” At least Tim Gunn is still around.

Project Runway season 10 will premiere on Lifetime, July 19th at 9/8c.

[Photo Credits: LifetimeTV.com]

WILL YOU BE WATCHING?

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For fans of Project Runway when it was an amazing show featuring talented and innovative designers — it’s back! Lifetime has announced Project Runway All Stars will premiere this January, featuring 13 of the show’s most memorable and talented designers!

The All Stars series will have new judges (nope, no Heidi Klum), cutthroat competition and plenty of fashion to judge and snark at! Angela Lindvall, Vogue covergirl extraordinaire will serve as hostess. The judging panel will also feature famous designers Issac Mizrahi (also of Bravo’s The Fashion Show) and Georgina Chapman (behind the celeb favorite line Marchesa). Marie Claire’s Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles, who has made several appearances on Project Runway, the original, will be replacing Tim Gunn as the designer mentor.

Included in the cray-cray is a bevy of impressive guest judges from Miss Piggy, supermodel Miranda Kerr and musician and producer Pharrell Williams, among others!

The prizes are incredible! The winner receives an exclusive designer boutique in select Neiman Marcus locations and on the store’s website, $100,000 dollars from HP and Intel, $100,000 cash from L’Oreal Paris, a feature in Marie Claire Magazine plus a guest editor position at the magazine for one year, and a sewing and embroidery studio provided by Brother International. WOW! Well, at least we know these guys can sew a sleeve and insert a zipper!

Let’s meet the returning designers!

Kenley Collins (Brooklyn, NY) – Season Five, Second Runner-up

Michael Costello (Palm Springs, CA) – Season Eight, Fourth Place

Gordana Gehlhausen (San Diego, CA) – Season Six, Fourth Place

Mondo Guerra (Denver,CO) – Season Eight, Runner-up

Mila Hermanovski (Los Angeles, CA) – Season Seven, Second Runner-up

Kara Janx (New York, NY) – Season Two, Fourth Place

Elisa Jimenez (New York, NY) – Season Four, 10th Place

April Johnston (Savannah, GA) – Season Eight, Fifth Place

Rami Kashou (Los Angeles, CA)– Season Four, Runner-up

Austin Scarlett (New York, NY) – Season One, Fourth Place

Jerell Scott (New York, NY) – Season Five, Fourth Place

Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn (Pasadena, CA) – Season Four, Fifth Place

Anthony Williams (Atlanta, GA) – Season Seven, Fifth Place

A trailer of the crazy, dramatic, fashion-filled new show is below. Oh, I so can’t wait for the return of Mondo! Project Runway All Stars premieres Jan 5th 9/8c on Lifetime.

WHO ARE YOU EXCITED TO SEE RETURN? WILL YOU BE WATCHING?

THE VIDEO PREVIEW IS BELOW!