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    The new season is already underway. Airs Thursdays @ 9 PM ET on Lifetime.

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    This is an odd duck group of designers, but on first glance they seem to have distinct personalities and aesthetics. Expect a lot of nonsense-level drama from them this season. Unconventional materials challenge was a great way to start things off. The gumball woman that won was curious. The editing the entire time made it seem like she wouldn’t even finish her garment, but good for her I guess. Not my choice for the winner, but mine was one of the “safe” ones. I liked glitter guy’s look lol. Whatever. The other guy in the bottom two absolutely deserved to go home. Disregard Tim Gunn at your own peril, gurls! His “minimalist” design was crap anyways regardless of intervention.

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    New episode airs tonight.

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    I figured the older lady would get the boot sooner rather than later. I think i would have given a second victory to the blonde woman (don’t know their names yet) with the neoprene design. That was a stunning look that could easily be recreated for JustFab.com in many different sizes. Didn’t care for the jumpsuit winning look all that much.

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    Do people wear neoprene? I see them use it fairly often on this show, but in actual life the only use I’ve seen for it is making chest-waders for going to streams and lakes.

    Yeah, this group seems to be heavy on quirk factor, which can be a good thing. The first challenge was great, and I really liked almost all of the looks. Erin’s yellow dress was not one of them, but I can see why the judges responded so positively to it. After the second challenge, though, I think I’m going to be really tired of Erin’s work in about four episodes, and I can see the judges loving her looks much more than I will. But I guess we’ll see. The neoprene dress was indeed stunning and charming, and I’m a little surprised it didn’t win. Maybe the JustFab woman who was there felt the jumpsuit would sell better. I can see Heidi’s point that she wouldn’t buy the dress. It was really well done, but probably hard to imagine the right context in which to wear it, versus Laurence’s jumpsuit which I can imagine people trying to work into lots of different applications.

    The two eliminated designers these past two episodes have totally deserved it. Ian had the worst attitude I can remember for some time now, and his dress was dull. Poor Linda could hardly have gone more wrong with her look. I can see how hard it is for some of the designers to find the overlap between fashionable and wearable for lots of women.

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    Episode Title: “Blacklight or Daylight?”

    Synopsis: The designers are tasked with creating a look that sparkles both in daylight and under black lights; unusual materials cause several designers to have anxiety; another designer is eliminated from the competition.

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    Great challenge idea with the blacklight transformations! Those kind of surprise runways are usually the best ones, and it seemed to bring out the best in most of the designers. My winning look was easily Cornelius’s inventive emoji dress, but his attitude is so awful, I’m fine with Erin winning again instead. I would have eliminated that whiny crybaby Mah-Jing over Kimber, but he’ll be eliminated soon enough unless TPTB keep him around longer for show drama.

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    I agree, it was a great challenge idea! Project Runway is one of the few long-running reality shows that is able to keep things interesting with fresh ideas without going to far as to impact the things that make the show successful. I actually agreed with the judges on this one and found Erin’s dress beautiful, inventive and interesting. The dress was stronger than her explanation of the angel/naughty side contrast, which didn’t come across quite as well as maybe she thought it did, but that doesn’t matter. I was surprised how well the emoji aspect of Cornelius’s dress turned out, but found the daylight aspect of his to be a little too sterile for my liking.

    Kimber essentially got the PR kiss of death with her dress being described as both “fine” and “boring” (and they even threw “perfectly wearable” and sellable in there) and then her standing by how much she loved it. I think if the elements that she painted for the blacklight glow had actually worked and glowed when the lights went out, she wouldn’t have even been in the bottom three. Mah-Jing is a mess. I don’t remember either of his two other looks, but it’s hard to imagine him sticking around too much longer.

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    Episode Title: “Sink or Swim”

    Synopsis: The designers must create their own fabric to use in a stylish swimsuit; the contestants’ lack of swimsuit experience makes the challenge difficult; another contestant is eliminated from the competition.

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    Usually it’s menswear that throws the designers for such a loop, not swimsuits. Do they not do any of this in design school, at least the ones who go that route? Bizarre. Cornelius reminded me of that contestant last season or two that said he didn’t even know what a vagina was, let alone seen one before (which wasn’t shocking at all). Rik’s design was amazeballs, so he fully deserved the win. It’s funny that the woman who so wanted to not be safe and be on top so she could get judges’ critiques got her wish, sort of lol, by landing in the bottom and getting eliminated. Pretty bad juvenile print + ill-fitting bikini did her no favors at all. The weird laugh girl was just as bad, but I had a feeling that she would be kept around awhile longer b/c she’s more memorable. Next week’s previews show a dreaded team challenge and many tears on the runway. Can’t wait!

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    I can’t decide which insult I liked better: Zac saying that Jenni’s outfit was Miss Piggy meets the Golden Girls or Tim’s simple but effective critique that Nathalie’s cover-up (I think it was hers) “looks like it cost $3.” LOL. I totally get why Jenni’s look didn’t work, but I kind of liked it. Rik totally deserved the win, agreed. I wish Cornelius had done something awful and gotten himself eliminated, but no such luck.

    This week should be fun. I love group challenges!

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    Episode Title: “There’s No ‘I’ in Team”

    Synopsis: Actress and singer Sabrina Carpenter joins the judges’ panel; the remaining designers must pitch their collection ideas to raise money from a group of mystery investors; the stakes rise as the winning team members will each receive $5,000; another contestant is eliminated from the competition.

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    Alex! I was hoping/guessing that Tim Gunn would use his save on him, even though it’s so early in the season. This elimination will come back to hurt the season in the coming weeks. Usually I loathe team challenges episodes, but this was a rare good one. The editing seemed to give things away, which was too bad.

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    This was a really good episode. I was really surprised how emotional I got watching the losing team on the runway crying and sticking together. I couldn’t be too surprised that Alex got the boot, but I did expect Tim to save him. Maybe he’ll do like he did with Char and bring Alex back after the fact early on in the next episode, but it seems unlikely.

    Zac and Nina seem to get a kick out of the losing team’s looks as “work attire” and making less and less subtle implications that the girl they were designing for might be an escort or something.

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    Episode Title: “There IS Crying in Fashion”

    Synopsis: The remaining designers excitedly attend a press conference, but their festive mood sours when the party turns out to be a challenge; many designers have to start over after receiving stinging criticism from Tim Gunn; another contestant is eliminated from the competition.

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