S13E8 “The Rainway”
By Princess Pindy
For a huge part of the country this episode is very timely. The designers are tasked with making a “avant-garde style that must stand up to the elements, particularly rain.” Sounds dumb, IPPHO. It would appear that the producers are running out of ideas for challenges. Here in San Diego the weather has been hot, hot, hot and dry, dry, dry. We need the rain. Seeing all the flooding and seeing posts about the rain makes me feel like I am living in another world. The guest judge is Caitlin Fitzgerald from “Masters of Sex” that airs on Showtime. I am not sure why they have the guest judges. Their comments rarely make the editor’s cut and don’t really add much to the show. But I guess “in theory” it is fun to see “Celebrities”. It just hasn’t happened yet this season….
Once again we start the episode in the apartments. Blah, blah, blah…Sam is gone, boo hoo. Korina is thrilled that she has immunity for this week.
Tim and Heidi announce the challenge and are so pleased with themselves. They love saying “The Rainway.” The models will be walking on a runway with pouring rain coming down. Shameless Samsung Curve TV plug aside, they want forward thinking design for this Avant-Garde challenge. I laughed out loud at Kini’s Talking Head after Heidi and Tim announced the challenge. He just said, “What The F*ck???”, summed it up perfectly! The designers get two days and $300 to make their waterproof look. Also they will get heavy duty construction items to help in the making of their look.
The designers are sketching and some of the ideas are very cool. But my attention was diverted by Fade’s shirt that says, “Make it stop”, I want that shirt! I saw a shirt yesterday that said, “Leave Me Alone”, I almost bought it. I know the fabrics that they are using intimately. They can be “sew” easy yet they can be “sew” difficult, impossible to manipulate and unforgiving. Poor Fade is stuck and he is empty. I know how that feels, when you just don’t know what to do. I like his designs so I hope he can “Make it work!”
Sandhya is happy and using lots of colors. Kini has a skirt that looks like a closed umbrella, it cool. It makes Tim smile, me too. Sean is putting Rit dye (another shameless product placement) in mesh packets on the seams of his white dress. His hope is that the rain will make the dye run on his dress. Tim had chills hearing about it. Tim loves it. I hope it works. It could be awesome. Emily is worried her look is too “fetish” Tim says, “well if they say that, you knooooow what’s on their mind.” Tim is a crack-up!
Ohh…Amanda’s look is bad..she has a red spot on the vajayjay area and Tim points it out and says “This is nothing if it is not the season of the vagina.” She says, “Oh hello” hahaha, she didn’t even notice. I will be surprised to see if she can pull it off. Fade is in the weeds… He doesn’t really have a clue what he is doing and Tim is speechless. Tim being speechless is not a good thing. Tim tells him to “turn up the volume” and Fade doesn’t agree with that. I think Fade is losing it. Tim is dubious about Sanhya’s look. Tim is glad that Sandhya says it is “skittish” so he didn’t have to. It looks like clown leisure wear to me. Korina is making a mythological creature, like a Thunderbird with wings. I think Tim is dubious again, he is just too nice to say it. It looks like bad Cosplay.
The girls get everyone to go up on the roof and drink wine. They are so happy that they have a “two day challenge”. They are stupid to be drinking, they should be getting sleep, IPPHO!!
Korina’s look is bad and she feels lucky to have immunity, she should. Sandhya is putting silver pinwheels on a clear plastic coat in hopes that the rain will move the pinwheels…idk, we will see. The designers call home. Fade thinks he is going to be home soon. I hate to say this because I like him but “Aww, looook, someone’s crying.” (gravel, gravel….) I feel bad for him. He is a very talented man. Fade says, “Weak, emotional people having a lot of cry fests. That is what Project Runway does to people.” I bet it does!!!! But I don’t think any of them are weak, I think the schedule must be grueling and pushes you to your limit. Sean is having trouble executing his dye idea… he tried to pour the dye into the packets already sewn on to the dress. OMG, another plug for Samsung….a refrigerator this time, I do love my Samsung refrigerator though. And of course the Mary Kay and Phillip B product placement…not to mention Brother, Mood and Gotham Apartments. The production costs must be pretty low having all these sponsors, don’t ya think?
A new experience for Project Runway. A 360 degree look, like the Samsung Curve, get it?? See how they tied that in with Project Runway…??? Marketing geniuses I am telling you!!!
Again with Anonymity of the runway. Wow it is pouring.
IPPHO: Char’s look is pretty good. It stays together and doesn’t fall apart, always a plus. Sandhya the pinwheels are not moving, Insane Clown Posse! Emily, it looks good but not the winner. Alexander, I don’t know what I think, he’s happy. Fade, his look is cool but not really meeting the challenge. Korina, it looks better with the new design, she redid her whole look but it is still bad. Amanda, it is weird. She says they are eyeballs, one of them fell off. Kini, his design is so cool, awesome, I love it, he better win. Sean, his dye idea worked, Heidi looked delighted.
Highs and Lows
Amanda, Alexander and Char are safe. The Judges say….
Kini; Heidi loves it. Nina thinks it’s “sublime”. Zac loves it, says “you brought it”. Korina; Heidi is not impressed, neither was I. Guest says it looks like Halloween costume. Zac says it is lackluster and she is lucky to have immunity. Yes she is!! Sandhya; Heidi likes it…. seriously??? Zac says she has a strong signature. Guest loves the pinwheels. Nina says it is at the tipping point of looking circusy. Girl that ship sailed yesterday!! Fade; Nina thinks it looks gimmicky, Heidi, thinks it looks like a map. Sean; Heidi loves how the dress became alive in the rain. Guest was excited, (rolling my eyes), a fairy tale, (come on.) Nina loves the way he thinks. Zac thought it was exceptional. Emily; Zac thinks it was not successful. Nina, thinks it is dated. Heidi didn’t hate it as much as the other judges. LOL! Nina thinks it is cliché, it’s been done. Poor Emily, they were harsh…. “That is so last season!”
Emily and Fade are the bottom two and it is between Sean and Kini to win. Heidi wants Kini to win. Nina and Zac want Sean to win. The guest agrees with Heidi. Let’s see who wins, between the judges that is!! Sean is the winner. (Arrow to the heart for Kini.) But wait…. Kini is also the winner!!!! It’s a double win!!! YAY!!!! I am happy for Kini. Looks like the judges all go their way. Fade is out. Emily is safe. Heidi is sorry to see him go. They blah, blah, blah in German and say goodbye. I think he was ready to go home. I liked his stuff. He knows that he can take on the world.
Click here to see the looks for this week’s episode.
Don’t Be Tardy
S3E10 “Future Shock”
The Biermanns are out of the woods and back in civilization. Kim and Kroy are rolling into Miami Beach for Kim to meet with a plastic surgeon. She’s finished having babies and wants her body back. She has to stay sexy for her husband who is seven years younger. Kim makes a video phone call to check in with Sweetie and say hello to Kaia. They arrive at destination and left waiting a while for the doctor to join them and they begin to play with the breast implant samples on the desk. Kroy shoves some up his shirt. Kim calls Sweetie to check on her kids again and Sweetie says “again?” among other things. There’s nothing going on since her last call. Dr. Leonard Hochstein walks in the office. He’s married to Lisa, a Real Housewife of Miami.
Dr. Lenny is world renowned and nicknamed The Boob God™. I’ve discovered that he’s actually had that name trademarked. He asks Kim if she’s ever had any kind of surgery on her breasts or abdomen before. She replies, yes, on her boobs. What cup size? Double D. What cup size would you like to be? Same, just wants them perkier and wants a teardrop shape. For the stomach, she wants the doctor to make her a six pack and he chuckles that he will tighten it up and remove excess skin, but she has to work for the six pack. Like go to a gym? Yes, he said. In a talking head she said “well that’s not why I go to a plastic surgeon, boo boo.” She hasn’t done a sit-up since before KJ was conceived and doesn’t seem much interested in it now either!
Dr. Lenny goes to do a physical exam and she just has an open jacket her breasts and stomach are exposed to our view, not just the doctor. Back to his office to discuss the recovery limitations. She could go back home after one day, in a car, no flying. Kim was thrilled to be able to do this and go back to the kids right away. He told her she would need to be bent over for the first 10 days due to the stomach surgery and Kim said, that’s okay she’s used to being bent over a lot, so it’s fine. Chuckles.
Kim is very pleased to know she can get what she wants and not be laid up for too long, though it sound like Kroy is going to have to play both Dad and Mom for a while. She proclaims she has the best hubby ever and was not doing this surgery for him, but for herself. Kroy was distracting me in that gray shirt and tight white pants this entire segment!
Back at home and on the porch Kim and Kroy talk about how nice it is to have the security system when they’re away to check on things. Which makes you wonder why she has to call Sweetie on video phone every 30 minutes. Kim and Kroy discuss the logistics of taking care of the kids and what not while she’s out for surgery and recovering. Kroy is cutting KJ’s fingernails during this conversation. It’s obvious that all of the children are so comfortable with Kroy caring for them. Safe to say he’s very much a hands on father and this is not just for show.
It’s a new day and the family is gathered in the kitchen. The girls just got home from school. Ariana is asking if she can begin dating. Kim exclaims “you’re 12!” This subject makes Kim’s stomach hurt. Kim asks a bunch of questions and has no intention to allow her to date yet. So Ariana starts in about having friends over. She does not discourage easily.
Kim’s back in the kitchen mixing up a batch of cookies. Ariana greets three of her friends at the door. Kim asks the other girls if they have boyfriends and they said yes, but just at school, not on dates. The girls practice some cheerleading moves and then go into the man cave. Kroy tinkers with the lights to scare them. Ariana gets a boy on Facetime, which was basically a video phone. Kim and Kroy are wondering what they are doing in there and utilize the security system to intercept the boy on video and ask some questions then he’s patched through to the girls. They get all giggly and Kim interrupts the fun to tell Ariana it’s time to say goodbye to her boy toy. Thank God for the security system, Kim says. They are heavily advertising their security this season, but not once have shown or mentioned the manufacturer.
Its night time, Kroy and Kim are in the hot tub and the girls think they’ll give them some of their own medicine by tinkering with the light controls and spying on them. Kim calls out the girls for playing tricks. The girls are fussing about being spied on and how they need their privacy. Kim and Kroy laugh at them. Kim in a talking head says “you get privacy when you’re 18 – bye!” with a wink. Kim threatens to have a seventh child if she’s not left in private with Kroy! But wait, isn’t that the thing that causes the children?!
Now they’re in the gym viewing the security monitor in KJ’s room and ask Lana to stop trying to work out while caring for the boy. I didn’t see anything wrong with that, he was being watched! The electronic security theme is getting old and starting to make y’all look nuts, what else do you have for us?!
Awww, the twins! They’re seven months old, in high chairs being fed by their Mom and Dad. So cute even though their mom puts some decoration on their head everyday. Kim and Kroy talk about the surgery is three weeks away. She discusses that she debates whether she should be doing this when she has six kids to care for. Good question Kim. Kroy talks about he’s ready to care for the kids when she’s laid up. As usual, Kroy’s a very supportive and all around great guy.
Next week. Kim appears to be going through with the plastic surgery.