Wednesday, January 25, 2006

SPOILER ALERT: This Thread is for Everyone Else's Live-Posting of "Inspiration"

Okay this is for the party! Newbies: This thread is for live posting of the "Inspiration" episode. Our East Coast friends will be posting for the benefit of those who are either unable to watch or just can't wait. : ) Please remember to be polite - no name-calling. Please, no spamming. And please watch the four-letter words. I have many young readers and I'm trying to present something positive here. If you have to use them (to quote someone for instance) please use these f***ing asterisks. Have fun!

89 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heidi asking the designers, "What drives your fashion vision? What is your inspiration?" They'll be meeting with Michael Kors to see what inspires him. Doesn't a fashion designer's vision or inspiration change with the seasons? On to the infamous walk-off..

PhillyKat said...

I found Santino's dub, "That was a twist. Up until today

Nick looked like he was about to cry, so did Tarah. Zulema's model is pissed. She should get over it cuz Nick is so much better than Zulema. Nick believes Zu had planned to take Tarah and the w/o was bs! "I can't believe this b*tch did this." Zu says her model can't walk and she's not concerned with Nick. "Do a good job, win the next challenge, and take her back." I felt like slapping that bia myself.

Michael Kors sent the designers out on the street... yes alone without Mommy... to take pix of things that inspire them. Funny, I think I'd shoot my boobs. sad but I true. Anywho, still upset over losing Tarah, Nick took few pictures. The overgrown ADD syndrome kid, Santino, took about 70 probably.

I'm worried about Nick. If he doesn't get his head in the game, he'll be out I think.

diana said...

The designers are walking around New York city, taking pictures for "Inspiration"

erin said...

poor nick....he needs to get inspired quickly!

Marianne said...

I can't believe Zulema did that. I feel horrible about Nick... but he needs to focus.

I was kind of disappointed with Daniel's choice of photo... flowers? But I have faith in him, that he can do something wonderful... I'll be back at the next commercial break.

erin said...

tim's tough love time: didn't realize Kara was the only one who hasn't won yet. i chose her for the one to be out today.

nick is a "over it", wants to be done with the show! stop whining and get designing!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see that shot of Daniel laying on the ground taking a photo? I'm SO crushing on him!

My heart is breaking for Nick. He better not be OUT now.

How much do love Daniel's layering of his own clothes? Way too cute.

Jan

tbone said...

moi;- where are you??

erin said...

says tim "zulema's model is like an elongated marshmallow, those gumby legs".

PhillyKat said...

Tim critiques the designers.

Andrae & Nick - be more ambituous

Daniel - he's excited over hid eotk in the begining then it loses something.

Chloe - step out of your box before she's pegged as a one note designer

Kara - no clue i think i zoned

Zu - take risks. she thinks she needs to be 2x better.. um, how bout just reach for good.

Nick keeps saying, "He's done and doesn't want to be there." Daniel tries to pep talk him. It seems to have worked.. I HOPE!

PhillyKat said...

Zulema declares she's not shiesty; however, in the same breath she declares she will switch models each time she wins. She has absolutely no loyalty to the models. I hope she trips over one of her extremely unappetizing mumu designs and breaks her sketch hand.

Anonymous said...

Did Daniel just call Nick "baby" and then say "I love you" and blow him a kiss?

So jealous!!!

But yah for Daniel for helping Nick get out his slump!

diana said...

Tim Gunn gives everybody a "reality check"

Nick is all cried out in his interviews... says he's "over" the show and i want to cry :(

Tim says Rachael looks like an "elongated marshmallow"

Daniel trying to console Nick... aww an i love you moment

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for this season to be out on DVD!

Jan

Marianne said...

That "elongated marshmallow" comment was hilarious.

Zulema was pulling a pity party on herself, sitting alone.. but why didn't she just join the table?

I picked Kara to lose.. but seeing Zulema's inspiration makes me think she will instead.

I can't wait to see what Jay says.

PhillyKat said...

I can not believe how Santino's impersonation of Tim is so dead on! I thought it was Tim at first.


I also need to make sure I'm typing what I think (re: my first post..sorry) and have my hands on the right keys. sorry

Anonymous said...

I hate Zulema, all her designs are crap. It was so low to take Nick's model. Why didn't she just take Shannon o thats right cuz she is a B!TCH

Anonymous said...

i'm upset that nick is taking the model thing so personally--why doesn't he realize that zulema had a bad model, and she wanted a new one? it wasn't a personal attack, nick! come on, man!
-dianne

Anonymous said...

I am hysterical!

Santino doing Tim impressions as Tim walks in! HA!

I'd be crying trying to keep in the laughter!

Jan

Anonymous said...

If Zulema thought Racheal was hunchbacked why didn't she choose another model after the first challenge?

Anonymous said...

Some of the fabrics look lovely and others look blah. Some fabrics look like they will support the inspiration photos, but now they're showing more of Nick's pattern-making during the consolation scenes.

Divine Calm said...

Is it just me, or were Tim's comments about the model really mean?

PhillyKat said...

Tarah did not like Zu's outfit. She was not happy that Zu was not finished and had to sew it on her.

Rachel, is that Nick's models name?, wants to prove Zu wrong, and walk great to stay with Nick "because Nick's my favorite." Nick wants R to walk slinky. She tested it out and got slinky. He's a happy boi.

When Zu was out of the room, Tarah ran over to Nick declaring her jealousy over the dress.

diana said...

funny scenes in the work room... Tim warns Daniel against the "Santino Effect"

Haha Tarah hates what Zulema designed...Rachael is gonna work extra hard because Nick is her favorite

OurBoyDaniel said...

Daniel is *such* a class act...What a fabulous friend -- PLUS his work is just stunning...

Anonymous said...

Tim was a bit harsh, especially to say to someone who was already stressed over the new model.

Marianne said...

It was neat to see Tarah and Rachael interviewed. I like now Rachael is going to "walk extra hard" because Nick is her favorite. That was a very flattering statement.

From the glimpses I got of Santino's dress, it didn't look very nice.

Divine Calm said...

she is stiff, I agree. I just hate how models are treated like pieces of meat. obviously I shouldn't be in the fashion biz. :)

Anonymous said...

annon--only the winner of the previous week can choose a new model. that's why zulema had rachael until this week.

divine--i agree that tim was a bit harsh, but for me, everything he said was true (how very simon cowell of him). i find rachael stiff, and her posture doesn't look like a model's posture, to me.

Anonymous said...

I'm predicting it's Kara's bumblebee oufit that gets her OUT...

and hoping for my favorite man Dan to win!

erin said...

so far, andrae's design is my favorite.

kara's is boring. santino's looks like every other dress he has done before.

Anonymous said...

Tim's comments are spot on!

That's the first time I heard the "self-eliminate" comment. I didn't know you couldn't be just a tad late.

Anonymous said...

I looooved Tim's comparison of wit and a joke.

Applies to all of life!

diana said...

Daniel's is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

No I meant why didnt Zulema choose someone else when they all got to pick their models for the show on the very first episode. After those first two were eliminated they got to pick the model they would have for the show and she choose Racheal.

Anonymous said...

The runway seemed so quick with so few models now--but I LOVE hearing all the designers answer questions.

Jan

erin said...

Oooo I want Andrae to win! His dress looks just like his inspiration....in a beautiful way. Stunning.

Jay's comments are great.....he's hilarious. "Four words: Austin Scarlett Grammy Dress...the skirt is like massive-o"

OurBoyDaniel said...

yikes for the first time i am sympathetic to santino :o)

Anonymous said...

ding dong the witch is gone!

erin said...

michael kors is a "full dan fan"

Anonymous said...

I'm a "Full Dan Fan" too.

My new favorite quote. Thank you Michael Kors!

Jan

PhillyKat said...

daniel and andrae have executed their inspirations wonderfully and have won praise from the judges.

nick, kara were the talkers whose garments weren't up to snuf. however..

zulema's didn't do it and was poorly executed. they didn't like it.

from what i've seen and what they're saying, i will not be getting any points this week. wish i had stuck to my first choices. damnit!

Divine Calm said...

Jan the new dan fan...Ha Ha

jose said...

the judges are so all over the place this season! i thought nick or santino would be clear winners but now i just don't know!

PhillyKat said...

i agree! andrae's is awesome. it was the best. i was totally shocked. and like they said, "it looks expensive."

jay's an arsewipe.

Marianne said...

I'm a full Dan fan.

I thought Dan's was a bit too literal... but he thought about it and detailed it well.

Andrae HAS to win. His was awesome.

I thought Santino's was actually pretty hideous. It seemed really out of proportion and terribly unflattering.

Kara's gone.

Divine Calm said...

I love Jay, but he was completely obnoxious.

erin said...

ok.....i totally love daniel, but andrae should have won!

PhillyKat said...

winner: daniel (really should've been andrae)

last 3 on the runway: Santino, Kara, Zulema

outter: zu (thank heaven!)

i wonder who the first anonymous poster is.. and why they didn't tell us earlier. lol

Anonymous said...

annon-i think it's hard to tell whether a model will be a good walker when they are all just standing in a row...well, i'm not sure what happened during the initial model pick, but that's what i would assume.

i'm a little bit disappointed with the outfits this week--as tim said, these last couple challenges have been lacking. i wish they'd give the designers more time to work.
-dianne (i was the one who commented on zulema's model pick before too, sorry)

Anonymous said...

YEA!!! Dan wins!!!

jose said...

WHAT?????!!!!

Divine Calm said...

I think Dan and Nick have a little thing going on.

Anonymous said...

So glad I'm not the only one who thought most of their choices for inspiration were insipid.

Anonymous said...

YES!!! YES!! Zulema is OUT!! YES!!!

diana said...

Karma is a b****....

Mike said...

Wow, I was convinced that Kara would be out... reattaching a button to a shirt is as far as my sewing skills go and I feel like I could have fabricated that dress.

Can't wait till next week!

Anonymous said...

i'm shocked! kara's dress, as they kept saying, seemed so completely literal and simple. but then, it was much better constructed than zulema's. ah, well.

it's a shame that a good model will go home next week (either daniel's or zulema's, although he'll probably stick with his own).
-dianne

Marianne said...

That sucks... Tarah has one of the best walks (THE best walk in my opinion), and consequently will be out. I really thought Kara's was pretty lame... but Nina was right, she had too many construction issues.

Next week looks interesting... "Flower Power."

Mike said...

Forgot to ad, I think Andrae had that this one nailed, too bad he didn't win.

AJ said...

Michael Kors- "I'm a full Dan Fan."

Can we start a teeny bopper fan club, cuz so am I!!

Anyway...I've got tons more to say but am much too tired to write it all down now. I'll put all my thoughts together during work tomorrow and if it's funny enough send it off to Laura to post or just post it in here.

Night y'all!

Moi ;) said...

OMG.

I have been trying to get through for three hours.

I am sitting here, refreshing the page, and it comes up Blogger is Down for Maintenance (4-4:30).

It would not let me on and it is now 4 hours PAST 4:30 PST.

I watched others post - I could get the main BPR page, but could not comment. I am watching the numbers on the comments go up and down (don't ask me why they went down, lol). But I could not get in.

Then I had a thought - and I tried using Internet Explorer (usually I use Firefox).

It worked.

Why is that???

Moi ;) said...

BTW I loved Andrae's gutter dress. Daniel's was great, too. But I loved Andrae's.

And I am amazed they kept Kara. Then again, they ditched Guadalupe because her dress was poorly put together. Third time wasn't the charm for Z, I guess?

Anonymous said...

I'm in-Full Dan Fan Club.

I want a Full Dan Fan shirt!

Divine--my normal user name is d2janfan (Duran Duran fanatic) but I've been thinking of it dor Daniel of the 2nd season now.

Jan the Dan Fan

Anonymous said...

Not crazy about any of the outfits this time. Daniel's was the best choice. Andrae's dress didn't do it for me and neither did his inspiration.

Santino tried so hard to be a good boy--I felt bad for him on the fabric; it would be out of character for what we've seen so far for him to have done it on purpose.

What was the point of bringing Jay on? To laugh about old times? (That crazy Austin!) They barely used him. It's kinda like he didn't want to be there. (I did like how he made a point of reversing Michael Kors' comment to Daniel about choosing beautiful inspiration. Of course Michael Kors thought the orchids were beautiful--he probably put them there.) -Evadne.

Moi ;) said...

WHOA does this mean that Tarah will be out next week? Because I can't see Daniel getting rid of his model....she's wonderful...

That sucks!

The Scarlett said...

Did everyone notice that this is the first time we hear models in the confessional? Hearing Tarah talk about Zulema and Rachel talk about Nick was interesting. Rachel got really lucky and Tarah, poor pretty baby, pin sticks along with an unfinished, poorly executed garment.

Anonymous said...

While I am SOOO incredibly happy that Zulema got auf'ed (karma is a b*tch and so is she!), this means Tarah is gone now, which leaves me terribly saddened.

When Nick makes it to Fashion Week, Tarah better be one of the models for his collection. It's only right.

diana said...

I'm on the Full Dan Fan train... He was especially adorable this ep, lots of airtime

sallah said...

I wonder if Daniel could take Tarah, thereby giving Nick Rebecca, keeping those two models in. It would just suck if Tarah had to leave/

Anonymous said...

Hooray for all the Daniel airtime this episode!

Who else is watching the re-play right now? I love picking up on the little comments and getting another look at the process once they've shown the completed outfit.

Jan the Dan Fan

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice that the dressform that Nick used this episode had little extra booty bags on the back? I guess he learned how to fit Rachael from the infamous gold cardigan dress number.

Anonymous said...

Loved Tim's crack about how he meant the Santino Effect comment in the nicest possible way.

Andrae should have one this one.

diana said...

Who else is excited for next week's ep? Looks like a fun one, yay for more of Santino's Tim impersonation

Did anybody see the first episode of "Project Catwalk?" One of the designers made a "turf" skirt- maybe this challenge involves something like that...?

Anonymous said...

I'm out here on the West Coast-watching the endless re-runs until 10PM rolls around out here. Thought I'd share my sudden flash of insight-I think the final 3 will be Daniel, Nick and Andrae, with Santino as this year's Austin.
Who's with me?

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see Chloe make it to the final three. I think she has her own style--and she cracks me up with her comments about everyone.

Daniel (wins), Nick, and Chloe or Andrae. I'm liking Andrae more and more each week.

Jan the Dan Fan

Dorian Saintier said...

I am so sad they seem to be turning against Nick. I loved his outfit ! Kors complained he uses the fishbowl shape too often (which is true but thats coz it looks hot ! LOL) and I kinda can see the "Im not impressed anymore" going out to him next week. She looks all the way to the left saying that and thats always where Nick stands.
Oh Nick my dear. *hug inappropriately*

Anonymous said...

Let's all start praying that Nancy O'Dell isn't showing up again....
Nick is too beloved to go.(FYI, it's fish *tail*, not bowl). Otherwise we'll be seeing Kara at Fashion Week on a fluke. I'm sticking with my previous prediction: Dan, Nick and Andrae.

Dorian Saintier said...

LOL OK huney Sorry
It is "fishtail". I know nothing bout fashion forgive me, sir anonymous. Way to make me feel stupid LOL
I think fishbowl is cute though. Maybe we can make up a type of garment that can be called like that, watcha think ?

PurseDeals said...

Andre was robbed! Daniel's dress was not too awesome. And a "flower" for inspiration is beyond boring.

Poor Tarah - she knew that when Zulema picked her, she wasn't long for the runway.

Gigi said...

I have to say, I really didn't like Daniel's top - at all. Who in the world under 6' could wear such a thing? It truly looked like a gigantic flower. I really loved Andrae's dress. Well, except for the one misplaced dangle bead IFYWIM. ;-)

I like Kara but that dress looked so 80s Norma Kamali to me. She sure doesn't have a whole lot of tricks up her sleeve, does she? Talk about a literal interpretation!

Jennifer said...

Literal or not, at least Kara's dress showed she was inspired by something, unlike Zulema, who's dress was ugky and poorly made. Zulema deserved to be auffed.

I thought both Andrae and Daniel deserved to win- it really was a toss up between the two of them.

Anonymous said...

I have 4 people on the final three list. LOL! Daniel, Chloe, Nick & Andrae. Daniel is a definite, I hope. I really like Chloe too. She just did okay last night I thought. But, I think Tim threw her for a loop with his comments. And, I think the time issue last night was very tight!! Granted Daniel & Andrae pulled it off, but they could just as easily not have. I think her dress would have looked better if she'd had a little more time. It was a good start though, imo. Nick disappointed me last night. Not just with his design, but his attitude. I understand him being upset about losing Tarah, but he really let it affect his work in a big way. It's human though. So, we'll see how he bounces back next week.

Robin said...

"...have to say, I really didn't like Daniel's top - at all. Who in the world under 6' could wear such a thing? It truly looked like a gigantic flower..."

AMEN, Sistah! That thing looked like the "Fishbowl" (re: Dorian's comment)

They truly went against the grain this time and gave the viewers what they wanted in terms of elimination. I knew that everyone would rise up against Zulema for being a bitch. However, it irritates me that poor Emmett and Daniel F. lost because their outfits "lacked inspiration or originality" and now, when it is CLEARLY Kara with such a design, they choose someone else. By popular vote (I'm sure) Santino's outfits in the lingerie and the skating challenge would have been the absolute losers in terms of construction or plain ugliness, but they eliminated the less "TV worthy" person. (Although I really think that Daniel F. is special and TV worthy)

AJ said...

robin, I have to disagree simply based on the fact that Zulema barely used her "inspiration" picture aside from color. I would say that her garment and Kara's were equally uninspired, but Kara's was better made, hence her staying in the competition.

If they were going to keep the person who makes better TV, then Kara would be out, because she's boring compared to some of things Zu has said, done, etc...

I think they keep Santino, because in the first three challenges, he was outstanding, and has faltered since. His talent level is far superior then some things he's come up with recently. That, combined with him making great TV, has kept him in this. Just my opinion...

I do think that they should have kept Daniel F. longer though. He's come a long way since last season :)

Moi ;) said...

To those of you who really loved Daniel V's outfit best, tell me something - what would happen to you where you live (especially if you don't live in the city) if you wore that blouse?

I know exactly what would happen to me out here in the Aymish Country....

Just askin' ;)

Anonymous said...

the question shouldn't be what would happen if you wore Daniel's blouse, but it should be "can you see that appearing on a runway during fashion week?"

Yeah, I can.

Mainly because what they show on actual runways is NOT what gets shipped to actual stores. So in reality, if Daniel's blouse were to appear in Bergdorf's or in Barneys, it would be a modified version of it--the collar draping modified to a more cowl-like shilo, but keeping the blouson and tucking at the waist.

Daniel was able to walk the line between "available at your local department store" and "too outre to be worn by anyone anywhere."

-Jen

Robin said...

"...If they were going to keep the person who makes better TV, then Kara would be out, because she's boring compared to some of things Zu has said, done, etc..."

Actually, that's what I was saying..I meant that they eliminated the more "tv worthy" THIS TIME, unlike the times it was Santino's head on the chopping block, where they kept Santino and let "the mouse" go.
Kara, frankly, irritates the crap out of me, and I can't wait to see her go. I don't believe she has talent, I believe she has ridden on everyone else's coattails so far and she must have totally LOVED the "group" projects where she didn't really have to contribute. MEE-OW! (pulling in my claws now!!)

AJ said...

gotcha robin...sorry about that!

Jen, I couldn't agree more about Daniel V's design. It was runway perfect! Things on a runway aren't meant to be worn in everyday life...they are meant to inspire a more simple line for Ready-To-Wear garments.