Project Runway Season 12

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Bling, Sparkle, & Jewels OH MY!

Project Runway Ep. 2 Season 12

By: Leslie Lovette

Project Runway is back! As the designers await the next challenge, security guards stand on the runway. The designers freak! We all know the history of challenges with men as models, (HORRID)  so I’m sure they all were expecting the worst(as were we!). Bling, sparkle, and jewels OH MY!! 30 MILLION DOLLARS worth of jewelry is draped on the models! The challenge this week is to be inspired from a gorgeous set of dripping diamonds and create an evening wear look. Since Bradon, our dancer gone designer, won last challenge he has first choice on gems. Heidi then turns to the button bag on who picks next. Now they are off to sketch! And Project Runway is doing things a little different this season for the designers budgets. Instead of having a limited budget for each challenge, Project Runway just handed them a GObank account card with $4,000 on it and that is their budget for the entire season! Good or bad thing? Guess we’ll see.

Off to Mood! Timothy, our little sustainable garbage digger, searches through remnants of fabric. “I’m able to go through the garbage bags and I feel right back at home!” …….OOOOOkay Timothy.. not sure if digging through garbage bags for fabric is the best way to go while making a garment for a gajillion dollar diamond jewelry set. Let’s watch this hot mess go down. Back in the sewing room Sandro and Ken (our man who’s always dressed for the occasion with his bowtie) get into our first fight of the season and claws are out! Lackluster…I’m not even sure what it was about? Who’s dressed better maybe? Justin, our talented deaf designer, is annoyed and willingly takes off his hearing aid so he doesn’t have to hear the claws on the chalkboard. On another note, WHY are designers adamant about working with fabrics they’ve never sewn with before? I would think, if I’m on a reality show, with challenges, prize money, and fame, I would want to put my best work on the runway, hence not use a fabric I’ve never sewn, because I wouldn’t know what the crap I was doing. Call me rational! So Kahindo, not using any rational sense whatsoever, buys silk charmeuse a fabric she’s never touched before… It’s a beautiful print before, however, I have a feeling the ‘after’ will be another story. Tim and I are both concerned.

Tim is also worried about Dom’s green emerald dress going pool side moo moo floozy!  (who knew you could get all aspects in one garment?) Kate, our returning designer, is making a draping Victorian corset something rather…expected. Sandro, our Russian spitfire is wearing a silk cheetah skin print blouse..I can’t stop looking at the cheetah stretched out over his back and he’s trying to rock some chest hair to go along with that 70’s porn stache, it’s all very distracting disturbing. Oh yea, he’s making some 50’s retro inspired something rather garment to go with his brown diamonds. Alexander, our precious ginger, looks like his inspiration is a day at grandmas house, Helen, our dark misunderstood tat girl, thinks her shat don’t stink and that she’s going to blow Tim hardcore with her design. (insert sexual joke here) Timothy(for a sustainable trash digger he’s awfully cute!) has blue velvet across the mannequins boobs and nothing else, and Timothy is not understanding what hot mess means. I think Tim was being nice by even saying ‘hot’ mess, because I think it is a skanky kids dance rehearsal costume disaster.

During the model fitting Timothy is placing random pieces of cloth across his model’s chest (face palm!) Funny how Helen thinks her layered tethered garment is new and fashion forward, when I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that on mom of the brides dresses from David’s Bridal…or the misses section at Dillards. Did Kahindo really just say Michelle Obama would wear her dress? Maybe if she were on a booze binge trying to camouflage into the bar scene. Designers run around like chickens with their heads cut out, Sandro has no idea how to push a button on a steamer. He tries to have a crew member work the button on the steamer but to no avail. I guess Russian steamers function differently? On a side note: I never heard of BELK until I went to Branson. I didn’t know it was a big thing.

On to the Runway show! Heidi’s tossled sex hair looks fabulous! And Tim is getting to sit on judges panel. I love it! Dom’s emerald dress rocks it and goes with her diamonds perfectly. The back is soft and flirty, I absolutely love it! No flooze would look this fab! Justin’s LBD (little black dress) is perfection! I would totally rock that dress, with those million dollar diamonds of course. I am no fan of Ken’s green dress. It looks like the dress’ intestines are ruffling off the side of her body. Kahindo’s beautiful print’s ‘after’ look looks like camouflage. Who knew you could make a camo cocktail dress? So I had to rewind for Alexandria’s look. Does that say it was kind of boring? Maybe. Miranda’s 40’s girl top and pencil skirt look is already getting old and its only episode 2. The back was fun with ties and buttons, but that’s about it. Our ginger Alexanders look had a yellow diamond, who knew grandma could rock a flowy black gown?! Kate’s Victorian dress looked fab! Predictable, a little costume’ish, but fab nonetheless. Timothy’s blue velvet piece turned into a backwards dress and I don’t think I get it. Or him. Karen’s blue dress is not flattering and a lackluster. Jeremy’s tule dress is gorgeous and demanding! (maybe I’m bias because I love tule) Sandro’s design is straight up Russian, or spicy 40’s cocktail girl. It went well with the dark rubys though. Helen starts shaking and breaks into tears. And after seeing her dress I don’t blame her. Sue’s dress I’ve seen before. Bradon’s glitz fabric looks amazing on his dress and immunity did him well this week to be able to push his limits!

Kate’s Victorian gown, Dom’s emerald dress, and Sandro’s sexy skin tight cocktail dress are the top 3! Kahindo’s camouflage dress, Timothy’s blue velvet number, and Helen’s brown gown are bottom 3. The judges think Kahindo’s came from a sales rack, that Timothy’s dress is on backwards and Helen’s is incomplete. Helen tells the judges evening wear is her forte and Heidi’s draw drops, because her brown gown is so awful and ill constructed. During the close up of the garments the judges say Sandro is right on the line between stripper and chic! Designers come back out on the runway and Kate is the winner! Marie Antoinette design looked amazing, gorgeous, and beautiful! So dainty, yet strong! Then it comes down to Timothy and Kahindo as the bottom two. Will the judges get rid of a dress on backwards, or camo off the rack? Our little garbage digger makes it another week, and Kahindo is out. Aufedersein!

(I thought I could keep this shorter but with 16 designers its hard to do. By the way, does anyone else think they ran out of a lot of push the edge, fashion forward designers by like season 8??)


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134 Responses to Project Runway Season 12

  1. Powell says:

    Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to blogging for LynnFam Leslie. I can’t wait to read.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Hi Powell! And WELCOME LESLIE! Thanks for blogging about one of my favorite shows! I can’t wait to read your thoughts about it! I wasn’t so sure they sent home the right designer. I wonder what others think.

      • Leslie Lov says:

        Agree! Timothy def should be out in my opinion. Or even Helen for that awful ‘gown’ I guess her waterworks worked this week on Nina.

  2. AZGirl says:

    Welcome and thank you Leslie!

  3. not THAT Jill says:

    Welcome Leslie-I haven’t watched PR yet but I have it saved on my DVR-Thanks for blogging!!
    NMD-I don’t say it enough-YOU ARE A ROCK STAR….and a bad ass!!!!

  4. TexasTart says:

    Welcome Leslie, thank you for Project Runway! 😀

  5. Cartwheels says:

    Good afternoon ladies, mean to post here but posted on old thread

    Regarding the information posted on Lipstick Alley (thanks to whoever posted the link, it took me a while to read all the pages but it was definitely worth it) 🙂

    I do happen to believe that the rumor of the rape is true, if Joey was arrested and then the girl refused (was paid off) to press charges, then the prosecution had to dismiss the case but the charge is made and it will be on Joey’s record forever. However, after 7 years and being that the case was dropped and not prosecuted, you can request to have that charge expunged, meaning that it will not come up in your criminal background, but if you ever apply to any army or police force, it is still there.
    So when it comes to Al helping Joey, I am inclined to believe that he helped him by explaining and maybe expediting the process of expungment with his Sheriff friend and that is why Joey thinks he owes Al and Caroline so much. He surely could have done it himself with a lawyer but there were no guarantees that it won’t be leaked so maybe Al’s contribution was to help this being completely silenced.
    I remember during season 3 reunion when Melissa said that Teresa warned them about all their skeletons coming out, I think this is what Teresa was referring to, Teresa was probably in panic thinking that this allegation will resurface. I also wonder if this is the reason why Teresa (besides family occasions) decided not to film scenes with Joey, thinking that more people might know about this and will come forward.
    Melissa doesn’t care if the allegations about Joey come up, after all that would be her perfect way out of this marriage, she will swear and declare that she didn’t know anything about it, but it will be devastating for the Gorgas.
    The information about Joey swindling the house of his parents is despicable and truly is the only thing that makes sense when you think about why the elder Gorgas are at odds with Joey. You just don’t do that to your parents, you just don’t go ahead and gamble that money and then default to pay back so their house gets foreclosed. Joey is scum.

    • Cartwheels says:

      by gamble the house I mean if figuratively not literarily.

    • Laineylainey says:

      I replied to the other post. Basically to say that I don’t think Mel wants out. I think she loves him. I also acknowledged that I might be naïve about this..I just think they really love each other.

    • Powell says:

      Cartwheels I didn’t finish reading what MTH posted. I think you’re right that Tre didn’t want them on the show to prevent this from coming out and also Joey ruining his parents. Mmmm Mmmm mmmm. Tre has been trying to save the family from embarrassment & Joey calls her a piece of trash. See that’s why I keep saying Mel & Joey are jealous of what Tre & Joe has. Why else would Joe not care if his parents are embarrassed.

    • lulu says:

      Woah Joe’s a rapist!?!?!?!? That’s disturbing and disgusting! Wth is up with bravo wouldn’t that be a red flag??????

  6. BB says:

    Great job, Leslie. As someone from the South, I know BELK very well. I shop there often as they have one right here on the Outer Banks. It used to be called Leggett’s back the day. I think the name change happened in the 80’s (I could be wrong about that though).

  7. HuskerHuny says:

    Great blog Leslie. I have to agree with you in that the past few seasons of PR, the designers have become rather bland. I think Mondo was the last designer who really showed something ‘outside the box’. At least I don’t remember anyone else since him who has stuck in my mind. Keep up the great work.

  8. melthehound says:

    Welcome aboard, Leslie 😀 There are a lot of people here who watch PR. I am not one of them but I am sure they will welcome your blogs about the show 🙂

  9. cusi77 says:

    Thank you so much Leaslie Lovette! You are a sweet heart! Thanks for everything!!!! (((((((((LESLIE))))))))

  10. Leslie Lov says:

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!!!! Y’all are all too sweet!! Thanks NMD!!!! Love it~!

  11. Laineylainey says:

    Hi friends! To all youse who acknowledged Laineygirl’s recent happenings, I addressed your ques and comments in the previous blog. Thanks! 😊💞

  12. AZGirl says:

    Just over reading on the Facebook page about Jacqueline. Wow. All of this make so much sense. Chris was engaged to Dina’s best friend. Hooks up with Jac in Vegas and Jac get’s pregnant. Chris cancel’s wedding with Dina’s friend and has a shot gun wedding with Jac.

    Dina’s fallout with Caroline due to Jac’s twitter take down of Project Lady Bug. Jac has access to Caroline’s twitter account and bashed the charity. Jac also went to blogs and bashed Project Lady Bug. Caroline defended Jac and Dina is pissed. Jac also leaked the info regarding Dina forgery of her ex-husband’s signature on her daughter being filmed. Meanwhile, at the S1 reunion, Caroline is blaming Danielle not Jac because Jac is her brother’s wife. Crazy.

  13. BB says:

    I didn’t watch, but looking at the slide show on the Lifetime website, I think Jeremy should have won and Timothy should have gone home. Sometimes they look different coming down the runway though. And didn’t that women designer who did the two piece thing do the same exact thing last week?

    • cusi77 says:

      Yes BB! She did the same design last week when she should have been disqualified for not using the same materials at hand, which was the use of the Parachute fabric like everyone else.

  14. Mene Seela says:

    Orange is the New Black sounds great. Can I get it on DVD or is it only streaming on netflix?

  15. Sasha says:

    Welcome Leslie!!

    I am so behind on some of these shows. I didn’t realize Project Runway had started. I like picking my favorites in the first few shows.

  16. chismosa says:

    Thanks Leslie and welcome –/
    That hyper emotional Russian guy cracks me up. Of course if I was next to him competing id want to kill him. I love that he called one guy “Amish” or “Quaker” and he called the costume designer “red” — lol!!!!

    —Lainey—- how was The Bridge this week? I still have to watch

    I really hope your daughter is featured on Shahs

  17. Rebecca says:

    Daily message to Melissa and Joey:

    You wanted to be famous!!!! You get to be infamously despised!!! Happy now?

  18. not That Jill says:

    Going to see Bon Jovi tonight #jerseystrong!!

  19. Nancy says:

    Why do we allow children to ride in buses without seat belts?
    3 dead 17 injured all coming home from summer camp. I just don’t get it.

    • ladebra says:

      Oh no 😞 I’ve been on buses with seat belts, I was hoping all the buses had them now 😦

      • Nancy says:

        Not at all. I think it’s a crime.

        • Catseye says:

          You’re so right. I don’t know if it’s the same now, but I remember a metal bar along the top of the back of the seat also, if the bus came to a screeching halt, a kid could probably lose their teeth or possibly get a concussion hitting their head, if it hit hard enough.

  20. ladebra says:

    Welcome Leslie! I really enjoyed reading your blog, thank you, thank you.

  21. Laineylainey says:

    MTH coming to you to find out how to view THE FACE full episodes w/out paying.

  22. melthehound says:

    Some of you may enjoy these exciting action shots of the guy in my gravitar…


  23. Thanks Leslie… I read all recaps. I am a spotty TV watcher… meaning that w/ some shows I catch what I can and rely on the blog for the rest. I loved your writing! Welcome to the hive

  24. Nancy says:

    There is a good documentary on right now and they are repeating it later.

    Burma VJ:Reporting From a Closed Country.

  25. ladebra says:

    Oh Chismy! I never catch your Frederic, but I’m watching a show now, and the previews make it sound like that Ryan is going to do something dastardly to Frederic.! Ryan is sorta icky. So are some of his clients, a little icky that is.

    • chismosa says:

      Hey LADeb—-
      It LOOKS like for some extremely professional reason of course- Ryan will show a porn that Fred was in back in his olden days. Even Fred’s husband is there.

      I mean WTF!!!!!???? Ryan is beyond. Maybe he’s closeted or something? I will never understand his loathing of Fred, even before the deal on Bowery that Fred lied about available units (which may not be illegal to do, not sure– but Fred is like the #1 broker in NYC, he wouldn’t pull that crap for one of his best developers)

      Ryan is either seething with jealousy (tired old excuse …..)
      Or… Some gay issues

      They’re on WWH this week.

      JAdore FREDERIK!

  26. Nancy says:

    The player in the picture is Patrick Sharp. (Lynn’s cousin) She would have been thrilled.

  27. Nancy says:

    Leslie…Welcome to our family. It’s a lot of fun here. 🙂

  28. rabblerouser2010R says:

    So I have a “:Land of Malania Story” for you all. This morning I told my girls to make their beds before got read to leave for the day. As the youngest was making her bed, she said to her sister “Ryanne, if you mess up my bed….even if I think you have messed up my bed…I am going to hunt you down to the ends of the earth….and that is a promise”

    I have no idea where she got that…but I am glad we aren’t letting them watch Nick at Night anymore.

    • Nancy says:

      That’s really funny. Maybe it’s time to let them have their own rooms. lol

    • Laineylainey says:

      Wow…that is hilarious! Did you want to laugh?

      • melthehound says:

        I wouldn’t have been able to stop laughing….

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          I was able to hold my laughter for a long enough to get back to my and DH bedroom, where in a fit of laughter said “:Do you know what YOUR daughter just said”. lol

          • Orson says:

            So, have you taught her to fear the wrath of your furry yet?

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              She’s actually the more compliant one, her old sister Ryanne is very strong willed. If I could just get her to use her ‘powers’ for good, she might take over the world. If she uses them for evil, she will still take over the world…only May God have mercy on us all. 🙂

        • Orson says:

          I think this is one of those situations where you don’t want to let them see you laugh.

    • TexasTart says:


    • realhousewifeva says:

      lol that`s funny! A while ago I was doing my hair and my 3 year old son and 6 year old daughter followed me in. My son said `When I grow up, I want to be a police officer` and my daughter said `Good! Then you can`t hit me because it will be against the law` so he replied `I`ll put you in jail!` Then he changes his mind and goes, `No, I want to be a firefighter instead` and again, my daughter says `Well you still can`t hit me then` and he replies…`I`ll throw you in the fire!`.

      I had to laugh!

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        That is funny not to mention, I know exactly how you feel when you can’t even go to the bathroom and have a moments peace. 😉

      • Orson says:

        I was helping a friend panel his basement when his not yet 3 year old son came down with tear filled eyes and his bottom lip sticking out a mile. I asked him what was the matter and very indignantly, he declared that his big sister had hit him back!. I managed to keep a straight face while I passed him on to his dad to handle this crisis.

    • chismosa says:


      Kids these days I will never understand how they’re all so precocious

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        I know what you mean, I wonder if it has to do with tv and video games ect. My kids will watch a show called “Gaspar and Lisa” which is geared towards preschools/ kindergarten …yet the catch phrase in the show is “Catastrophe”. Really “Catastrophe” because your ball bounced into someone else’s yard..or you have 8 friends over but only 4 extra large slices of pizza. Not only precocious but early onset neuroticism .

  29. boston02127 says:

    Great blog Leslie. Thanks!!!!

  30. TexasTart says:


  31. VV says:

    Joey go back to anonymity please. Why did he tweet this?

    @joegorga: Yep.

    • Rebecca says:

      Attention. I wouldn’t read too much into it. When we were younger siblings and too much in each other’s business, my mother told people we “put the fun in disfunctional.” Like, really Mother?

    • chismosa says:


      From my phone not sure if link will work.
      So her assistant quit ……. There’s trouble.
      And she’s flying off to hang out with the new “friend”…..

      And I’m sure Jason planted this. Lol!

      I’m loving it.

      • plainviewsue says:

        Bethenny tweeted that she was let go after five days. And that her assistants prefer she doesn’t talk to them!

        • chismosa says:

          Um not talk to the assistant — ok….
          Sounds like such a healthy work environment there nice.

          Hope she has fun on her private jet jaunts. Lovely 💚💚✈✈✈😕

      • VV says:

        I am not surprised. She’s a difficult person to deal with. We all saw on the show JULIE PLAKE IS A SAINT! I mean that.

    • chismosa says:

      My friend’s husband uses the expression “you’re out of your tree” when someone is acting weird. We’re always like what the heck expression is that !!!!??

    • plainviewsue says:

      I have heard that Melissa’s attack dog sister Lysa controls Joe’s twitter account.

      Whoever controls the twitter account constantly retweets negatives tweets about Teresa. This family is a lost cause.

      • VV says:

        True. I forgot Lysa controls his Twitter. BUT he can ask to delete….oh wait! he doesn’t know how to read so …

  32. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Off to the gym! BBL

  33. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend. I just saw the New Atlanta promo on Bravo. It looks like a lot of drama as per usual Bravo style. I’ll see what its about when it premiers. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    • chismosa says:

      Powell glad to catch you, just watched the wig theater that Wendy did with Anthony Anderson of Joey and Tre. She was GREAT!! she kept trying to screech and keep it real, I loved it—- and he was funny too.

      Just wanted to let you know. Lol!

      Go scratch !

  34. VV says:

    Does anybody have the scoop on Fabellini’s? The website says is being produced in Italy now.

  35. Pinda says:

    Leslie…your last name is unusual, it’s also my maiden name. My father had family in North Carolina. I wonder if we are related?

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