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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Is Not Down with Fracking for the Cure

“Awareness” has gone too far. TOO FAR. And there’s plenty of truly tragic news this week to go along with the shit that’s merely infuriating. But if you can make it through to the end, Jessica Williams will make it all better. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Fire up your favorite web clipper because I read so much cool stuff this past week.

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: Project Runway All Stars, 3.10, “For the Tacky Bondage Businesswoman in You”

Last night, the world crowned the all-starriest designer to ever Project Runway All Stars. Well, except for the last all-starriest designer. Or the one before that. But it was still very exciting.

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New Show Recap: Project Runway All Stars, 3.09, “Milly, but Hopefully Not Vanilli”

It has been weeks, Persephoneers, weeks since I mocked anyone from the teevee. Well, mocked them on the Internet. About sewing. Did you don neoprene or put some half-ass cutouts in a tee shirt because you missed Project Runway All Stars? Personally, I’m wearing Mondo as a cape right now.

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New Show Recap: Project Runway All Stars, 3.07, “I Now Pronounce You QVC”

On this week’s episode of Project Runway All Stars, the designers were whisked away to an exotic locale to design! They flew to Pennsylvania to see the studios of QVC. (For the purposes of this post, you should lower your expectations of the word “exotic.”)

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New Show Recap: Project Runway All Stars, 3.06, “See This Hat? ‘Twas My Cat”

I hope you had a happy turkey day, Persephoneers! Did you miss Project Runway All Stars? Did you swaddle yourself in an old bed sheet, some coffee grounds, shoes from the QVC (TM) Accessory (TM) Wall (TM), and a sense of unearned entitlement to remind you of the good old episodes? I know I did. […]

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New Show Recap: Project Runway All Stars, 3.05, “Bonnie and Clod”

Sigh. Tacky Jeffrey is still with us on Project Runway All Stars, kittens. I look forward to this week’s tasteless offering from him, as well as his bullshit explanation of why we should all take his wretched artistic expressions seriously. Jeez — it’s like junior college art class all over again, except the stank of patchouli […]

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New Show Recap: Project Runway All Stars, 3×04, “It’s Not an Unconventional Challenge Until We See Some Poor Model’s @$$”

What glamorous doings were our Project Runway All Stars up to this time, Persephoneers? Why, riding the school bus! I think that must mean our challenge for this week involves making a gown out of smelly teenage jock straps, or perhaps band instruments abandoned after the away game. Fingers crossed for both!

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New Show Recap: Project Runway All Stars, Episode 3.03, “Petition to Put Nate Berkus, Professional Hottie, On Every TV Show”

Booze. Finally, this week, the designers were given a theme I could really get behind. Other acceptable Project Runway All Stars themes? Unicorns; donuts; James McAvoy; Xena, Warrior Princess; and lipstick.

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New Show Recap: Project Runway All Stars, Episode 3.02, “Oh, How the Worm Has Turned Out”

Have you recovered from Ari going home last week on Project Runway All Stars instead of the sad raffia Muppet that Daniel made? Me neither. His mustache had better be extra glossy tonight, or else I’m going to be mean. Meaner than usual. Yes, you’ll be able to tell! Grumble mutter grumble grumble.

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New Show Recap: Project Runway All Stars, Episode 3.01, “Punk, or What Westwood Vivienne Do?”

In a world. On a TV. Sent through the airwaves. Via electromagnetic…thingies…of some kind… What? I’m a budget recapper, not an engineer. Sent via magic to your TV, it’s Project Runway All Stars! Yes, PRAS, where all the clothing is made up and the good intentions don’t matter. Get ready for some ugly crap concocted […]

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Recap: Project Runway All Stars, Episode 6, “Winter, Spring, Summer, and Downfall.”

You know, Persephoneers, I look forward to this blog every week. I love Project Runway All Stars, it’s fun to write, and I love you. Yes, I’m drunk, why do you ask? It’s Whiskey Thursday, which kinda rhymes after half a bottle. As Hemingway said, “Write drunk, edit sober, and hey, you, cutie – wanna see […]

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Recap: Project Runway All Stars, Episode 4: “Now You Can Sleep, Breathe, AND Eat Clothes!”

Persephoneers, I need you to grab something sweet, because if you don’t have something dessert-like to sink your teeth into, you may become very cranky while you read this blog. The challenge on Project Runway All Stars this week was to create a tasteful look based on dessert. Well, I know exactly what I would […]

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Recap: Project Runway, Episode 9.11: “To the Talon-ted Go the Spoils”

And then there were six.  As Laura put it in her inimitable way, “It’s every man and woman to herselves.  Himselves.  Herselves.  Well, whatever.”  I could have said it better myselves, yourselves, myselves — but her way is so funny, I won’t bother.  Who will be in the final three?  It’s not such a mystery.  […]

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Recap: Project Runway, Episode 9.9: “Papa Was So Badly Sewn, My Son”

Persephoneers, I would like you to guess what sort of challenge was featured on Project Runway this week.  If you guessed “team,” then give yourself a deep glass of something alcoholic, because you’re right and we all lose!  You can see the poor contestants begin to convulse when the “T” word is uttered.  They shudder […]