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  • cattyfan

    And I wore ’em already. My husband finds them weirdly sexy.

  • cattyfan

    And I’ve worn ’em already. My husband finds them weirdly sexy…

  • http://gravatar.com/shimag sarcasatire

    Lisa Raye would be very upset to hear you say that/

  • Aunt Dorsey

    Sock monkey pajamas with feets AND a hood? I am so jealous!

  • nettaboo

    I watch Scandal so I’m thinking Kerri Washington already started that trend

  • PopePhilly

    I’ve always thought that white and cream colored suits are just gorgeous. I’ve always been jealous of my friends with darker complexions who can pull them off.

  • PopePhilly

    THIS!!

    I don’t really consider myself any type of fashion expert. However, even I know that there are just some clothing that can really only look good on a rack. Those shorts fall into that category.

  • PopePhilly

    P.S. I also 100% approve of the pajamas.

  • PopePhilly

    I kind of love you a little bit for that story. That is wonderful!

  • PopePhilly

    100% agreed with the “forcing a trend” point. I can’t imagine anyone buying Korto’s suit. It was cool and well made, but it really would only work for a very specific body type. I can’t see it turning into a trend.

  • PopePhilly

    I think we should make a rule. If you have to use power tools to cut your fabric, you probably shouldn’t use it as the main part of your garment.

  • PopePhilly

    Oh, man. I feel like I’m the only person who didn’t know that Pantone was a big deal. :(

  • PopePhilly

    I kept wanting to write “Squic” as well. That season was the first time I read TVGasm as well. Great minds think alike, I suppose. :)

  • PopePhilly

    I think that’s the perfect way to describe Elena’s jacket. That thing was just awful. The print and the silhouette together were just too much. I agreed with Christian – as a blazer, it probably would have looked so much better.

  • cattyfan

    My jammie issue was resolved this morning by a gift from my brother and his wife. Sock monkey jammies…both hoodie and footie. Because in spite of my having hit middle age, my darling older brother still thinks I’m six. And ya know what? I’m okay with that :)

  • http://gravatar.com/shimag sarcasatire

    Well, I guess in order to keep colors consistent, across the boards, most businesses use the pantone system. Even in photoshop, they have Pantone color tones. And when i studied fashion, we had the swatches, too. (I studied business/production, not design) but it was I guess the way they made sure the right colors got to the factories overseas, as well as made sure the photographers and retouchers kept the colors consistent, especially since most people’s monitor/tvs aren’t calibrated and we see slight variations of the same color.

    But a Pantone Hotel? Now that’s impressive!

  • Carol

    I have purple streaks in my hair (have for 3 years) that have faded a bit. I was out shopping yesterday and the sales person said “I like your purple hair”. To which I said “Thanks, it’s apparently radiant orchid.” The other two sales people started cracking up, and saying “Project Runway”. It was a bonding moment.

  • Merry

    Somewhere out there, someone gets paid for coming up with names like “radiant orchid.” I’ve often had this thought while looking at the million paint sample cards in the hardware store and trying to figure out what differentiates “eggshell,” “linen,” and “erotic vanilla.” I imagine it’s the product of either randomly picking words out of the biggest thesaurus ever, or throwing darts at a list of every color term known to man and a collection of vaguely sexy adjectives.

  • Merry

    No, Korto, it’s not impossible to find a white suit…just nearly impossible to find one that looks good! Against white skin that much white just washes a girl out completely (I know, I’ve tried). It might work on a lovely dark complexion like Korto’s, but even then, who the hell wants an outfit that’s a giant stain magnet? Dirt, coffee, and ketchup lie in wait for white clothes!

  • Aunt Dorsey

    I can remember guarding my PMS swatch stick like it was the crown jewels, so some evil ‘ho wouldn’t steal it. Those suckers are expensive as hell. Had no idea Pantone also did dyes in addition to designers’ markers and printing inks, but it figures.

    Radiant Orchid isn’t that far from magenta so I wouldn’t pay for a specialty ink if I was printing something….

  • TallGirl

    With you on the neoprene and sweat factor. Do NOT want to sit next to someone who has had on a neoprene garment for more than 2 hours. I’d have rivulets of sweat rolling down my legs after only one hour if I had to wear such an item. There’s a reason, aside from insulating properties, that scuba wetsuits allow a layer of water in between the skin and the neoprene.

  • TallGirl

    Alyssa’s shorts looked like diapers after she’d been sitting down and got up to kiss Viktor goodbye. Maybe that should be a third requirement for wearing items: 1) look at garment on in front of a full-length mirror, 2) look at it from behind in a mirror, 3) look at it once you have sat in it for a while.

  • http://gravatar.com/samburu11 2muchbravo

    I thought of Leigh Ann as well, but I always remember her as Squircangle.
    (That was the first recap I read when I found The ‘Gasm)
    I think Christopher would have made his trench stand out if he had made the underside of the collar radiant orchid and popped it. And, deep sixed some of the seaweed.

  • cattyfan

    Sadly, no.

  • Aunt Dorsey

    Excellent taste in fleece jammies. Are they feetie?

  • TN Gal

    Loved the daggers Nina shot Christopher. I’m surprised he wasn’t sent home. His design made the girl look dumpy.

  • cattyfan

    Why would anyone think wearing neoprene was a good idea? It has no movement, and it traps sweat.

    Also, radiant orchid? I always thought it was fuchsia…a color from my decades old Crayola box.

    I loved Christopher’s coat and would buy it…not as a dress, though. It was the only thing on the runway that appealed to me. But what do I know. I’m wearing fleece jammies with little martinis all over ‘em while I type this.

    I think Seth Aaron should have been sent packing for his dress that has been done to death.

    And note to the producers: you can’t force a trend. You can put crap out there all day long, but if the market doesn’t take to it, it ends up on the 70% off rack right beside the Transformer 4 t-shirts.

  • TN Gal

    I am watching right now. The fuck? Who gave Elena access to power tools? I know the mental patients have arts and crafts time, but I thought they got non-toxic shit to play with. Back to watching…..

  • vallegirl

    I always knew Pantone as Pantone Matching System, which is just printing inks. Which I guess would make you a “world-renowned authority on color.” Clearly they’ve moved beyond color chips and inks.

  • Aunt Dorsey

    Oh Viktor, I guess jumpsuits could create a new trend for 2014 — most awesome camel toes ever. They also give good wedgies. But they are a favorite of Kim “Wigs ‘n’ Cigs” Zolciak. Wig even had a lacy wedding jumpsuit, but I think she wore a metal cup to prevent the camel toe.

    Elena’s jacket looked just like armor, specifically a breast plate with a skirt of tasses. That jacket totally overwhelmed her girl and gave her meatloaf torso. You need an Amazonian moose like NeNe Leakes to carry off something like that.

    Loved Seth Aaron’s dress. I also thought of Leanne Marshall (except I couldn’t remember her name to save my life) and her “waves” when Korto did her vest. I liked her suit, but those black shoes totally cut her model off and made her legs look really stumpy.

    I think Christopher made a mistake not using Radioactive Orchid in his trench dress, it would have relieved that overwhelming tone of slimy cafeteria greens that have been cooking for eight hours. I absolutely hate that wonky hemline he keeps using. You’re much more liable to dip that trailing hem in the terlit.

  • Aunt Dorsey

    I think Nina had been pigging out on a bathtub’s worth of barbecued baby arms and seriously needed to be burped.

  • Carol

    I didn’t think Christopher was giving sass, he was just saying ‘Thank You’. I never understand why the designers don’t realize negative critiques are almost as helpful as positive ones. I was really put off by Nina in that whole thing. She came off really egotistical and ‘how f***ing dare you, I am Nina Garcia and know all so shut up’.

    Also, none of the designs were anything new and have all been seen before. Seth Aaron’s was the best looking and most flattering. Even Kato’s design made her blogger seem wicked short and wide. Elana’s was awful, more so than Viktor’s. Elana’s blogger looked like she was trying to steal a watermelon out of the store in the bust of the jacket.