Oowee!!!! Must've been that second auf-ing that really got his pretty little panties in a bundle.Also, it's up to the contestants to either use or ignore Tim's advice. He's not (as none of us are) infallible. You have to edit out what critiques you think are helpful and which you think aren't. If he says something you don't agree with - don't listen to it! He's just there to offer a different perspective.
"Anthony said: I was just talking to [fellow season 7 contestant] Jesus the other day and Jesus was telling me people were being so mean to him."Jesus with a martyr complex. There's a kind of symmetry there, dontcha think?--GothamTomato
Who pissed in Miss Thing's cheerios?Little does Queen Anthony know, most of the blogs love him, as do the PR fans.She should have at least took a peak at what she's critizing first.I still love him, but damn, get over yourself
"I don't read the blogs. But I know everything they say, because other people do and they tell me..."*evil grin*
But the rest of that interview makes me heart him so bad."Suzanne Sugarbaker was a bit pretentious. I’m not pretentious. She was overly concerned about what people thought about her. I’m Julia because I will make you aware of when the lights did go out in Georgia. And it damn sure wasn’t when I got eliminated on Project Runway! It’s gonna take something a whole lot more powerful to make that happen."
If I was Anthony I'd not only read these blogs, hell, I'd frame the sweetest comments, hang them on my wall and say to myself everyday, "I'm smart enough, I'm good enough, and doggone it, people like me."Well, I probably would secretly paste them in a scrapbook. But, seriously, he could get some good feedback. And even though there are harsh things said, there are also well thought out comments as well.
Speaking of Tim's advice. where is all this arguing with Tim or throwing him under the bus on the runway???I missed last nights episode, i'll catch it On Demand, so if it happened last night, ok. still it's so late and the season is almost over and it didn't happen so far.I remember it was a big thing that Tim mentioned in all the press and interviews before the season aired, like it was a huge thing that happened alot in the judgings.Psh i hate when they hype the shit out of a practical non-event!
"Anthony said: and pay these blogs no attention because they’re just the people that nobody likes because they have bad attitudes."I believe Sally Field said it best, 'You don't like me! You really don't like me!'--GothamTomato
It looks like his 15 minutes of fame has already gone up to his head. He should thank the blogs for promoting HIM and a show that died three season ago.And Tim Gunn is there to help not to save his soul.
I hold in my hand a copy of VogueKnitting that has an interview in it with Gordana Gehlhausen.A contestant from Project Runway.Who was featured in the magazine due to the insane ramblings of bloggers and their followers.Oh Anthony, honey. Saying things like this are definitely in the DO NOT section of the "How to win friends and influence people" book.
Ooohweee! Someone's bra is on the third hook when it should only be on the first!
Poor Anthony. He thought he was signing up for a chance to win a design contest and ended up on a reality show. Tragic.I do adore Anthony and so do most people on here. It's kind of odd that he's dismissing everyone who blogs as unimportant in his current status. We're your audience, darling! And bloggers like TLo and Una are doing you a favor. Without an audience, there wouldn't be a Project Runway and no one would know who you are except your family and friends. Which may be fine with him, but why go on a reality show?
No wonder I never really liked Anthony in any way. I didn't mind him, but didn't like him either.
Um, blogs can definitely be very helpful. Just ask Gordana.
Anthony sounds stressed out.
I agree w/ croquemonsieur, he should thank every blog and site out there for still showing any interest in a show that lost its edge and appeal several season ago. It's only the die-hard fans like us that still blog and talk incessantly about it helping keep his ass exposed."And Tim stood his ass there and didn’t even open his mouth."YOU're the ass, buddy, for talking shit about Tim.I'm very disappointed in him. I expected a lot more from him.
Tim is there because EVERYONE needs evaluation from someone else on their work. Even in art I like having someone elses opinions and my boyfriend loves having me peer edit his writing. Why? Because having a different set of eyes with a different perspective helps point out things you wouldn't notice by yourself. Tim isn't always right, but he's a valuable resource
People get real, the reason why POOR little Jesus Estrada is having people write mean things about him is because they are TRUE! He stole the entire collection that he interviewed with for Project Runway and Tim Gunn. The person he stole from was his teacher and mentor who was trying to help him. Jesus was merely the seamstress finishing the work created an designed by the very talented person he stole it all from. Now that is what we call "entitlement" The person who is the real designer is a wonderful human being in San Diego! He even stooped so low as to take his sketch book and his sewing tools. So let's be honest and let's be up front.The only time people blog is not because they are bored or have no life, they blog when the truth MUST come out. Take a look at Project Runway and Jesus Estrada's designs from his original interviews: Big Puffy GOLD Dress next to the sleek leather and fur vest with leggings. People how many different points of view are there here? So easy to recognize the Mexican looking prom dress next to the sophisticated seal fur vest and leggings.Any designer who could pull that gorgeous look off would not have been in the bottom two every single episode, no way.The truth always prevails.
Y'all don't have to be so defensive either.
What a whiny little pussy
Tim's advice- if you don't agree with it, at least it can help you firm up your own convictions about what direction you're going.
For someone who doesn't read blogs, he has quite an opinion about them, doesn't he? And you know you're screwed when you diss Saint Gunn. Bye-bye, Anthony.
Here's the thing about Anthony's quotes - when I read them, I'm all "oh no he didn't. How ungrateful & snarky & mean"...but then I imagine him *saying* them & it is so much nicer in that funny, adorable-but-slightly-cutting Anthony way. Perhaps he just hasn't developed the ability to give quotes for print yet. I will choose to believe that until I am absolutely unable to, since I did really enjoy his personality this season.
This actually make me very sad. Some designers have shown no respect for Tim Gunn or his opinion and suggestions this season and this has been happening a lot more. You don't have to follow what he says and certainly not blame him if the judges didn't like something he did. It's all a matter of taste. He's there to help the designers, let's not forget that.
perhaps he didn't cotton to his nickname of Miz Sophia [grin]oh, well, get over yourself, girlfriend!srq
Kaytoe said... Here's the thing about Anthony's quotes - when I read them, I'm all "oh no he didn't. How ungrateful & snarky & mean" ...but then I imagine him *saying* them & it is so much nicer in that funny, adorable-but-slightly-cutting Anthony way. Perhaps he just hasn't developed the ability to give quotes for print yet. I will choose to believe that until I am absolutely unable to, since I did really enjoy his personality this season.How convenient! Everybody thinks Emilio is an asshole for saying the things he said, no room for questioning tone, voice or context, but Anthony is just being funny and adorable.
"the blog-wide consensus seems to be that he's beloved"well, not anymore. *snortle*
You might want to read the whole interview before passing judgment on these snippets.
@ToddNY - Anthony reads blogs! He was over at Gawker live blogging last nights episode as we watched it-Lol!Everyone kissed his *ss six was from Sunday while blogging too =)That's where the "miss sugarbaker" reference comes from, that's what they nicked named him - lol!And regarding @Noodles 8:45You're absolutely correct.Right after the first designer got aufed I actually watched some guy boil pasta on youtube while talking all about Jesus' dastardly deeds and this guy said that Jesus even TOLD everyone that he gets eliminated in the 3rd or 4th epidose! lol! I believe that's a million dollarbreach of contract for Jesus right there! Lol!Silly wabbits, tricks are for kids!
Anonymous said... You might want to read the whole interview before passing judgment on these snippets.I did. Nice try.
I don't think he understands that blogs give him and other designers exposure, far more than PR does. Especially because blogs like TLo will continue to follow up on him as he proceeds in his career.
It's also interesting because the Entertainment Weekly piece has a link to TLo's page with the photos of Anthony's Bryant Park show. have some respect for the folks who show your work!srq
Here's another "snippet" anonymous:"The judges made a big deal about your choice of polyester. I was surprised too. Why did you go for polyester?It was not my exact choice. The original fabric that I selected was a cobalt taffeta blue, which was the color this fall. But when I was in Mood, I remembered Tim Gunn walking in and saying, “Taste, Anthony, taste.” He kept questioning my taste. I think back and Tim Gunn [hated] everything I did, but the people that he loved all got eliminated before me. So if I can tell anybody anything going on Project Runway: Don’t ever listen to Tim Gunn and never second-guess yourself."
Don't EVER listen to Tim Gunn? Seriously? Whatever, dude.
There are a lot of other blogs that cover PR. Who knows which ones Anthony does or doesn't read?Of course, considering the number of posters who have come on this blog posting their hate/contempt/dislike of Jesse, Emilio, Jeffrey Sebelia, Vincent, Suede, is it any wonder a former contestant might not be a fan of blogs? The post on Emilio's design, after all, has a lot of posts in which people openly state their dislike for him, some have posted that they hope that he "crashes and burns" at Bryant Park. If some designers have read such comments, would it be surprising if they were dismissive or defensive? I have no idea what it is like to be in Anthony's or the other designers' shoes as far as being sequestered and having to perform 24/7 for an extended period of time. I can cut him, and them, some slack.
Wow, so, it's like everybody throws Tim Gunn under the bus?
Well, Tim did say in an interview that designers this season were going to throw him under the bus. Exhibit A right here.
He should have chosen his words a little better. Don't "ever" listen to Tim Gunn is harsh and unfair.
It seems to me that Anthony might not be very computer savvy and he's only getting his information second hand. On top of that, he's getting it from Jesus, who has a bad attitude. Anthony may just have been trying to console Jesus and be supportive, etc., and it all came out wrong.(He is wrong to dis Tim though.)
"Here's another "snippet" anonymous:"The judges made a big deal about your choice of polyester. I was surprised too. Why did you go for polyester?It was not my exact choice. The original fabric that I selected was a cobalt taffeta blue, which was the color this fall. But when I was in Mood, I remembered Tim Gunn walking in and saying, “Taste, Anthony, taste.” He kept questioning my taste. I think back and Tim Gunn [hated] everything I did, but the people that he loved all got eliminated before me. So if I can tell anybody anything going on Project Runway: Don’t ever listen to Tim Gunn and never second-guess yourself.""He should have listened to Tim then. The Polyester helped boot his ass out
oh my. I wish someone would tell him he's mostly loved on the blogs.Jesus on the other hand needed to listen to Tim cause his tired little quinciera dresses were never gonna send him to Bryant Park.
"ULLE said...Kaytoe said... How convenient!Everybody thinks Emilio is an asshole for saying the things he said, no room for questioning tone, voice or context, but Anthony is just being funny and adorable"Geez! Of course there is room for questioning tone, voice or context. That was actually exactly my point.(not sure if I'm quoting correctly here)
OH! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANTHONY (today really is his birthday) IF YOU'RE READING THIS.Lol!
I think it is clear that Tim Gunn respected Jonathon's asthetic. It hardly seems like a lambast that Heidi (tight-short-shiny) would have a different opinion. I guess I don't see what was so damning. Tim didn't say anything? Maybe a look was all that was needed. Anyway, I am glad to see you all don't take his comments too seriously. Good on you. It is just Anthony talking, after all.
Yikes! Someone's got her knickers in a knot, eh?
I am not sure why everybody is swooning about Anthony. I find him annoying and dated.
Anonymous -It seems to me that Anthony might not be very computer savvy and he's only getting his information second hand. CS-I don't think he understands that blogs give him and other designers exposure, far more than PR does. Especially because blogs like TLo will continue to follow up on him as he proceeds in his career.Milaxx-oh my. I wish someone would tell him he's mostly loved on the blogs.He not only READS the blogs he BLOGS on them.Live.Here:http://gawker.com/5512564/Believe me, he knows how loved he is =)Again, Happy Birthday Ant!
Oh God, remember when Vincent said the same thing about blogs? I can see that coming from Vincent but I'm a little surprised that Anthony is uttering those same words. I don't know what he's complaining about. Everybody loves him. What these contestants fail to understand is that they're on a reality TV show. The viewers are obviously going to pick a favorite, dislike someone, criticize what they said...that's just how it is. And the Internet has provided the fans of any show with a place to express their opinion. I understand not wanting to read bad comments. I don't think I could handle them either, but criticize the blogs in general, putting them all in one basket as we say in my country it's just very naive since most of them have helped many shows and its participants to gain success and exposure. Blogs and sites are the new media. I don't even read magazines or newspapers anymore.Look at Gordana for example, who was featured in a magazine thanks to TLo. It sounds like Anthony needs to hire a PR person pronto.
Ohhhh, that Anthony...I must say, I'm surprised, but not totally shocked by his comments. I do hope that he'll eventually become enlightened to the fact that there are blogs out that that actually do provide positive input, support, laughs and can possibly even increase the fan base of reality televsion celebrities such as himself. I guess you can never really tell what kinds of things will come out of the mouths of designers once the cameras stop rolling.edina
Oh for christsake people. So what if he's not the mealy.mouthed sweetheart the Teevee portraited him to be. I like him better in 3-D anyhow. Not a Tim Gunn fan myself, so go figure.
Anthony, you do need to work on both taste and class. You had charm--what happened?
I mean, on the one hand, I'm sure it's hard to not only face a huge disappointment, but to have that aired on national TV, and have to talk about it with everyone, etc. I'd probably be feeling pretty defensive, too. That said, it still just strikes me as kind of immature and unbecoming to lash out at the show that made him somebody (and the blogs that are a part of that phenomenon). Tim doesn't know exactly what the judges are going to say about you, he's just guessing like the rest of us, and while it would be one thing if blogs were personally attacking a contestant, making comments about a contestant in the context of the reality show s/he signed up for and the clothes s/he made there isn't exactly uncalled for bitchery, either.I love you, Anthony. Please don't give a bunch of bad interviews that make me not love you!
Sewing Siren said... Oh for christsake people. So what if he's not the mealy.mouthed sweetheart the Teevee portraited him to be. I like him better in 3-D anyhow. Not a Tim Gunn fan myself, so go figure.Yes, we know how much you dislike Tim Gunn, Sewing Siren, you made that clear several times, and that apparently justifies Anthony's comments and behavior. Bias much?
But when I was in Mood, I remembered Tim Gunn walking in and saying, “Taste, Anthony, taste.” He kept questioning my taste.Anthony, sweetheart? I am pretty sure Tim telling you to show some taste was not a reason to go and buy polyester. In fact, I would guarantee it. Stop blaming Tim Gunn.
" Anonymous said... Anthony, you do need to work on both taste and class. You had charm--what happened?""Fame", my dear, "fame." Looking forward to the day we say "Anthony, who?"
Wow, I'm very disappointed. And that's all I'm going to say.
RE: Tim Gunn and the judges. Someone else said on another post that it seemed like Tim and the judges were getting further apart on their opinions. I agree. He talks a lot on his blog like he thinks their choices are crazy. I think it would be a good idea before next season if Heidi, Nina, Michael, and Tim sat down with photos of this year's garments and hashed out their opinions. If their tastes are divergent this year, then Tim is always going to come off looking like he's giving bad advice because he isn't a judge, and so holds no sway. If Tim can no longer predict what they are going to say with some accuracy, then he's going to be irrelevant and even a hinderance to the contestants. That would be a shame because he is clearly a good teacher and knows what he's talking about.I also think Nina has been off her game this year. I usually remember what she says and really respect her opinion, but she's not gotten much camera time and I don't recall much of what she has said. Maybe she's over this.
Sewing Siren said:Oh for christsake people. So what if he's not the mealy.mouthed sweetheart the Teevee portraited him to be. I like him better in 3-D anyhow. Not a Tim Gunn fan myself, so go figure.Amen. I'm actually a Tim fan, but SFW, ultimately. I've never met Tim or Anthony, and I don't begrudge Anthony his opinions, and don't think what Anthony said was out of line. Some people roll with blog-type attention better than others, and I honestly don't think it makes someone a smaller or bigger or wittier or snottier person. It's a ton of pressure and I empathize with the auf'd to the degree I can.
Maybe the card table that Marie Claire/PR set up in a dark corner of the local CVS (?) in order for him to sign copies of Heidi's issue wasn't quite the "life after PR" experience he was hoping for.
I love that he disses blogs and bloggers, but when he talks about his collection at BP, the link is to TLo's post about it!The irony is delicious!
Sewing Siren said:So what if he's not the mealy.mouthed sweetheart the Teevee portraited him to be. You got that right. Apparently he isn't. Perhaps Emilio isn't the asshole "the Teevee portraited him to be." Shame no one is defending him. Interesting.
Gorgeous Things said... I love that he disses blogs and bloggers, but when he talks about his collection at BP, the link is to TLo's post about it! The irony is delicious!LOL Exactly!
Gorgeous Things said... I love that he disses blogs and bloggers, but when he talks about his collection at BP, the link is to TLo's post about it! The irony is delicious!AMEN, SISTER!!
I'm somewhat surprised that people are surprised by this interview, because it seems completely consistent with the person on the show to me - whichever way one wishes to see that.
Anonymous said...You got that right. Apparently he isn't. Perhaps Emilio isn't the asshole "the Teevee portraited him to be." Shame no one is defending him. Interesting.I don't think Emilio is an ass. I think he is a very talented designer.
Well, he *was* loved!Gracious he ain't.
While I've enjoyed Anthony during the season, I've noticed that on the runway he's been quite full of excuses and has wanted to talk his way out of criticism. HIs usual excuse was that he had been going to make something else, but etc. etc. I notice he did that in the interview as well. He was going to use another fabric but because Tim had questioned his taste level, he chose the polyester. Seriously? wtf?I also notice that although he has talked at length about being polite and not hurting people's feelings, he's not really extending that philosophy to Tim.
"Kit (to the 2nd power) said...Maybe the card table that Marie Claire/PR set up in a dark corner of the local CVS (?) in order for him to sign copies of Heidi's issue wasn't quite the "life after PR" experience he was hoping for."ROFLMAO. Too funny.
zazi said... While I've enjoyed Anthony during the season, I've noticed that on the runway he's been quite full of excuses and has wanted to talk his way out of criticism. HIs usual excuse was that he had been going to make something else, but etc. etc. I notice he did that in the interview as well. He was going to use another fabric but because Tim had questioned his taste level, he chose the polyester. Seriously? wtf? I also notice that although he has talked at length about being polite and not hurting people's feelings, he's not really extending that philosophy to Tim.It looks like somebody else read the "whole interview before passing judgment," ANONYMOUS.
He was just doing a live-blog star gig with Jezebel so.....
Oh, come on, minions, let's not be so sensitive about what Anthony said. It's not such a big deal.Truth is, Tim's advice was sometimes way off this season, and it's not like he steps out from behind the curtain during the judging and says, "oops, you can blame me for that - I told the designer to do it!" (I'm not suggesting he pointed Anthony to the Condoms Fabrics department.)Sure, Anthony is mostly very loved on this blog, but he wasn't talking about himself, and commenters do post really mean things. Imagine you're on a show; you've never been in the public eye before--or at least not to this degree. You think you're just doing your thing, being yourself, and suddenly complete strangers are saying you're ugly, you talk funny, you're a piece of shit, they hate you, etc. You think that's not gonna sting?
Well, you have to look at it from another angle...If you learn that you're being talked about in a negative way, you're going to be a little defensive. You can't always be snarky about someone and expect that person to love you - sometimes they'll laugh it off, sometimes they won't. Do I think he's overreacting? Absolutlely. Do I understand why? Yes.
He's right about Tim Gunn. I love the man, but you'd think by now, he'd be a bit better at helping contestants avoid a lot of hurt on the runway.Think: Ben, shark suit, Tim getting excited about the shark tooth buttons on the sleeve.What more can I say?
Someon just posted this another interview with Anthony on Tlo's Facebook:What did you make of last night’s episode? Mila kept making sniping comments about your “consistency”?Did she?Yeah, in her if-a-frown-was-a-voice voice.You know what, I am amazed by her on this show. I am amazed how a grown woman — an old, grown woman — goes to a reality show where she has to audition, and looks around the room and doesn’t see anyone that is competition for her. Do you know how big your balls have to say something like that? She was probably in the bottom three the same amount of times as me.She was in the bottom something like four times in a row.She’s…ugh. Whatever. Let’s not waste our time talking about her. We’re talking about life."
Sheesh, he obviously didn't read this blog or he wouldn't be saying that shit. He has a nice little support base here....one that might start shrinking right aboutNOW.
I dunno. I still love Anthony. I think I'll reserve final judgment when or if he ever sits down with TLo. After all, we don't know which blog he referred to, might not be our angry kittens at all.For me, he was the one bright light on this season's PR. Without him, it would have been a pretty lackluster season.And I'm not worried about Tim Gunn. He can take the criticism with aplomb, secure in the knowledge that he only ever wanted the best for all the contestants.Happy Birthday, Anthony. Best of luck to you.
Here's the link again!
I didn't sound to me like he was complaining. It sounded to me like he knows who he is and he's not going to let the bloggers and their hate affect him.
I just read the interview, and TLo, you left out the best part!Well, I think fashion sometimes abuses women. You’d be amazed how many women don’t know what size bra they wear or what size bra they should be wearing.You have to admit he makes an excellent point. In fact, I think I'll start volunteering at my local Shelter for Women Victims of the Wrong-Sized Bra. It's a big problem in communities everywhere.
re: TimTim's also just Tim. Not Heidi, nor the judges, nor the well-scripted producers. He's not always going to get all the curve-balls they might throw onto the runway.I'm a Tim fan because i think his advice is worthy. It won't always mesh with the others, but he's more consistently him. But he's no mindreader if someone's off their meds for the afternoon. (grin)
Anonymous said... I didn't sound to me like he was complaining. It sounded to me like he knows who he is and he's not going to let the bloggers and their hate affect him.Is that why he says to never listen to Tim Gunn?
"I do hope that he'll eventually become enlightened to the fact that there are blogs out that that actually do provide positive input, support, laughs and can possibly even increase the fan base of reality televsion celebrities such as himself."I'm not sure this blog fits that bill. If I were Anthony and read the comments section here I'd hate this blog too. Let me be VERY CLEAR: I'm not talking bout TLo's posts, (though they did state early on they weren't fans of his aesthetic-so I'm sure he didn't love that either). Basically the leading thought in the comments on any Anthony post seems to be that he's funny/sweet but lacks talent and was never really a contender. It's always "oh poor Anthony..." Is that positive input and support? How would anyone find comfort in that? He is after all persuing his dream of being a designer...Put yourself in his place, you're doing the thing you love, people dismiss that, but want you to do a tv show so you can make them laugh.
...oh! and you, as a designer, may not be able to construct a winning look, because you ain't good enough at sewing, even with Tim's advice?
No, no, no. Listen to Tim -- if he "has concerns." He's always right when he's "concerned." Especially if he's "worried about the judges." But if he likes what you're doing, take it with a grain of salt.BTW, I just watched Emilio's extended workroom and he DID admit that Tim was right and his dress needed more color. I still don't think he deserved all the wins he got and I still don't like him.
what if you didn't hate anyone? said...Basically the leading thought in the comments on any Anthony post seems to be that he's funny/sweet but lacks talent and was never really a contender. It's always "oh poor Anthony..." I respectfully disagree. If you were talking about any other designer I could see that, but If you go back and read all Anthony's posts the majority of the commenters loved his dresses and defended him every single challenge. He's is the favorite here and on every site I go to.
If you can't take criticism from viewers of a show you're part of, how the hell are you going to deal with criticism from the real fashion world? It's ten times more brutal.
Hmm, well, I think Anthony is being a bit of a bitch. He seems to be slamming just about everyone - Tim, Seth, Mila and anyone commenting on blogs. Maybe burning all those bridges isn't the brightest thing in the world?I do have to say I was getting a bit annoyed by his "looks like a lady" catch phrase too. There are many different ways of being a woman with respect for herself and others and not all of them include ruffles, sequins and polyester evening gowns from the eighties.
Eh. One snippy interview turns him from beloved into a bitch? Whatever. Everyone says dumb things under a spotlight sometimes.
Come off it people, this is ridiculous! You didn't love Anthony before, and you don't dislike him now...YOU DON'T KNOW HIM!!!!! You're disappointed in someone you've never met or spoken to? It's a friggin TV show. Just cause it's called a reality show, don't make it so. Hundreds of comments on this site, and hundreds of other sites with hundreds of comments on them from complete strangers saying whatever the hell they want, and lets face it anonymity brings out the worst in people, and people can be cruel, of course he's defensive. I'm sure he's no different than any of us, he has feelings. No matter how many complimentary posts there are, the mean, hurtful ones always tend to weigh more heavily on the heart.And Tim is behaving like a 5 year old. Emilio didn't pay attention to him, and won how many challenges? He needs to stop bitching and whining and take it up with Heidi and the producers...If they wanted his insight to be valuable they'd find out what advice he'd given and support it on the runway or bottom the contestants that didn't listen to him. Seems like his role is a diminishing one. And for the record he did mock Emilios fabric (Emilio loves Seth Aaron!), and the judges practically came in their seats over that shit!
Sam one of the most beloved cheftestants ever on top chef professed his disdain for blogs and advised future contestants not to read them. ever seen that frasier eposide where he is watching a focus group where everyone loves him except for this one guy? he becomes obsessed over that one guy and never thinks about how everyone else likes him. reading one bad thing about you has got to hurt.
CJcat: "There are many different ways of being a woman with respect for herself and others and not all of them include ruffles, sequins and polyester evening gowns from the eighties."I completely agree, though with Anthony, he's so clearly talking about his entire frame of reference (not to mention is reaction to the designers that are more "fashion forward"); he's a southern belle, a Georgia peach... I kept expecting him to say, "As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again!"Fashion DNA: "If you can't take criticism from viewers of a show you're part of, how the hell are you going to deal with criticism from the real fashion world?"But don't you think there's a difference between criticizing someone's designs and saying they look like the Grinch? It's one thing to read that someone didn't like your design and quite another to read that your very being offends them.
Can I get you anything-"but If you go back and read all Anthony's posts the majority of the commenters loved his dresses and defended him every single challenge." I disagree. I've read the posts here, which is why I said what I did...why don't you go back and read them again?
There's more. Another interview:On Heidi: "In my mind, she’s a beautiful hanger. In my house, hangers don’t talk."Wait to go, Anthony!
Gothan Tomato... I was disappointed that EW did not have the video interviews of the aufed designers this year. That was much better than the print interviews from this year. Video would definitely help out with this exit interview...Jonathan's too.
Well, it sounds like he's just had enough of being second-guessed for every single thing he did and does. It's easy for us to say "that's the game and you should know it" but it can't be easy to have your eye and execution ripped apart. The irony is that he was so beloved on the whole by the blogsphere that even when he sent crap down the runway we wished for him to last another week. I think he didn't mention any blog on purpose. I think maybe it's more about supporting Jesus than dumping on the bloggers. Misguided effort, perhaps, but really. And I kind of see where he's going on Tim, fairly or not, and I wonder if that's because he's been reading Tim's blog. Tim has really taken it to Emilio this year. I don't remember Tim hating anyone this much since what's his name, VIncent? The crazy dude? He has been pretty nasty, and he's certainly second-guessed the judges a lot. When the mentor is no longer in touch with the judges' whims, he's of limited use to the contestants. And one or the other has got to change. (For the record, I side with Tim.)
I am wondering if some of Anthony's comments were taken out of context, or sound different than how they are meant because the tone of voice adds something that the same remarks transcribed as written words on a page do not.For example, he MIGHT have been joking when he said don't ever listen to Tim Gunn & that might have been evident in his tone of voice, and consistent with the way he spoke on the show. Because the reality is: Tim's taste is different (and BETTER) than the taste of the judges (on many occasions). We have ALL talked about the crackiness of the judges and judging: When the contestants are competing, they need to get past the judges on the runway, rather than Tim (whose input can lead to better results, but those results might not be appreciated by the judges).Is it possible that Tim's approval jinxes runway outcomes in the same way that Dick Button's approval, during a figure skating competition, makes the skater fall - and maybe that's a running joke among the contestants?Maybe you guys can interview him & ask him to clarify that. But if you do interview him, do it via Skype, and freak him out by wearing masks (bearing the faces of some dynamic duo.--GothamTomato
The article references TLO's post about his Bryant Park collection. Honey, if it wasn't for TLO very FEW PEOPLE outside that tent would have ever seen that collection!!You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger. And you don't mess around with Sir Tim and TLO!!
Rather than "Don't listen to Tim" couldn't it be "Heidi is full of shit"? Cause I like that better.
He's being very naive and doesn't even know.1) It was through a blog (this one) that I found out about his tote on his website and bought one. 2)It was through a blog (this one) that I found out that the Marie Claire magazine with his dress on the cover was out and bought one.3) It was through a blog (this one)that I was able to see his decoy collection, which I liked very much.4) It's because of Tim Gunn that I still (and I'm sure I'm not alone on this one) watch Project Runway.Best of luck in your future endeavors, Anthony!
Anthony, Anthony, Anthony!!Polyester? I haven't seen polyester since 1979. I wanted you win. I felt most of the designers this season were overrated. Anthony's designs were buyable and wearable.
Brooklyn Bomber said...I completely agree, though with Anthony, he's so clearly talking about his entire frame of reference (not to mention is reaction to the designers that are more "fashion forward"); he's a southern belle, a Georgia peach... I kept expecting him to say, "As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again!"That's the other thing I started to dislike about Anthony. I've lived in Atlanta for a very long time and we have all different types down here. In fact, the stereotypical Southern Belle that Anthony seems to be referencing has become a pretty rare bird in our city. Most of us southern women are pretty tired of all those clichés and a great many of us are urbanites now, not down sipping mint juleps on Tara. :)
more thoughts said:"Come off it people, this is ridiculous! You didn't love Anthony before, and you don't dislike him now...YOU DON'T KNOW HIM!!!!! You're disappointed in someone you've never met or spoken to? It's a friggin TV show. Just cause it's called a reality show, don't make it so."Pot meet kettle....Why is everyone getting so fired up? I havent seen this kind of keyboard slamming since Ping and Jesse clashed.I think most of us share the view that we like Anthony and find this interview pissy, but that doesn't mean we hate him. Most people even say in their comment that they still like him. They just hope these kind of negative interviews don't become the norm from him post P-Run.This is called a comment section because it is for OPINIONS. Stop going off on people who are using this section for it's intended purpose.
About time someone calls out Tim Gunn for believing hes is the end all and be all. Its like when Jay McCarroll was talking about how Tim was calling him a disappointment when its not like Tim has EVER had a line or shown at fashion week or for that matter, designed a damn outfit that I know of. Anthony was just telling it like it T-I-Is and I say more power to him for it!
OODLE said...I think most of us share the view that we like Anthony and find this interview pissy, but that doesn't mean we hate him. Most people even say in their comment that they still like him. They just hope these kind of negative interviews don't become the norm from him post P-Run.Exactly!
JuanPablo said... About time someone calls out Tim Gunn for believing hes is the end all and be all. Its like when Jay McCarroll was talking about how Tim was calling him a disappointment when its not like Tim has EVER had a line or shown at fashion week or for that matter, designed a damn outfit that I know of. Anthony was just telling it like it T-I-Is and I say more power to him for it!Hi jay!
Wrong move, Anthony.
Everyone chill out. You too T & L. Anthony showed a lot of respect to Tim on the show. He was always thanking him and being his usual sweetheart self. Anthony is providing all of us with a behind the scenes look of what goes on. As our Bloggers noted, even Tim Gunn isn't immune to acts of pettiness. I love Tim, but he can get his panties in a twist when the designers (Emilio) do not listen to him. I actually think Tim is right on many occasions (i.e. questioning Emilio's ES hearts SA). Also, I liked Jonathan's original design for the Heidi challenge. The fact is, the judges are on CRACK. And what Anthony realized is that what Tim likes and what the judges like are rarely in sync. Thus, our sweet Georgia boy said, "Don't listen to Tim."
Wow, TLo, you all are taking this way too seriously. I read this as Anthony saying that if you put yourself out in the public and people say s*** about you or to you, you have to have a thick skin. And btw, I don't think Anthony is pointing this at you guys, who have fairly logical support for your opinions. I completely read what Anthony said to apply to people who say (for example) rude homophobic stupid stuff about Anthony, or who just say "I hate everything about (fill in the blank)" or just get on the blogs to grind some axe.I can't believe I'm saying this, but TLo just needs to calm down and put what Anthony's saying in perspective. He's got a gzillion things coming at him, and he's finding ways not to let it all go right into his heart like a knife. I think he is dead on.
Oh Anthony. Why must you poison your own well?
I really think the comments about blogs and bloggers were meant about a specific type of blog -- we've all seen them, the people that are exactly like Anthony describes. He was talking about the comments that were hurting the feelings of a person he considers a friend, and it seemed to me like advice he was giving to that friend and others in the same position. And honestly, it's good advice -- you can't listen to every person that wants to bash you!As for Tim, as much as I love him, if he doesn't love your work, I'd imagine it could get very demoralizing very quickly, especially since you're in a room with the other designers and can hear all of his praise for them. I think Anthony's reaction is a bit much, but I can see where it comes from since Tim did have a lot of criticism for Anthony's work.
Y'all are proving his point tonight by pouncing on him. I am going to reserve judgement because this SCREAMS for a TLo interview, doesn't it?Yes, we freely give our opinions here, but I am sure it must sting a bit to hear negative things said about you. Maybe our little Georgia peach doesn't have a thick enough skin for that. And regarding Tim, I think he lost some of his mojo last year with the revolving door of judges, and a bit more this year with some of the cracktastic judging we have seen. As a teacher, I understand what is going on. He is still doing his job, but he can't control what happens outside of his classroom. Of course, the teacher always gets blamed. We get no respect!
Please, this man clowned all.season.long. I am not studying anything he says.
I know that I am a ridiculous Chris March fan, but he has embraced the blogs and his fame, and really utilized them!!! He writes for Lifetime now, he has a book and he dresses Meryl Fricking Streep!!!Suck off, Anthony. Contestants ignore Tim Gunn at their own peril!!! EVERY SINGLE TIME Tim tells someone, Don't bore Nina!, they bore her. I think this is just sour grapes. I liked him, still do, but think he is pretty stupid about all of this.
Well, he's got everyone talking about him, so maybe he's smarter than he looks!
Or I'm not as smart as I look -- that's sweetpea, not sweatpea....
Lordy, lordy, y'all!His emotions are a little close to the surface, and I'm thinking he's not used to having everything he babbles to a reporter follow him around forever - or at least for his 15 minutes.Hopefully, he will realize that bloggers and their followers are to him as theatrical reviews are to stage actors - sometimes something gratifying or useful can be gleaned, but there's no point getting too excited, it's just someone's point of view about a moment in time that's forever gone. And some folks just can't read what's written about them, they can't get above it if it bothers them, so it's better just not to look at it in the first place.
Anthony is right. Tim is not a judge so he can only give advice from his own aesthetic beliefs. As much as we all love Tim, there have been plenty of times that his instructions were completely contrary to the judges' wishes and/or opinions. That's all that Anthony points out here.And as for the blogs, well, TLo make fun of everybody, so if you're not into that, then there's no need to pay heed to such nonsense, however funny it may be to us readers.
Blogs can do wonders for no-talent hacks like Anthony.Just ask Gordana.Signed,Not Irina, so don't bother with your unoriginal "Hi, Irinas!"
I liked him before, and I like him even more now.....but then I like snark/sharp wit. And I like opinionated. That's why I like this blog.
I agree with Gotham's suggestion that perhaps his comments are being taken out of context. In my head I can see sorta hear Anthony saying much of what's in this interview with that Southern drawl and wicked grin. Hopefully TLo will be able to score an interview.
If Anthony burns too many bridges by bitching about Tim, Heidi and TLo (and others) to the press, neither attitude nor indifference will be any help.P.S. Brooklyn Bomber - funny!
well isn't he annoying!!!
Why is everyone assuming that he is talking about TLo? I've read a lot television blogs and forums and if I was on a reality show, I wouldn't read them either.As far as Tim goes, ever since last season he has been out of sync with the judges. So, I don't blame Anthony for what he said either.
I'd just like to point out that after Anthony's Chinatown dress, Tim told him that he was SHOCKED that the dress didn't win. It's not like Tim was purposely setting up Anthony to fail. I think he really wanted the best for him, but there comes a time when you can only do so much for someone whose technical skills simply cannot match those of his competition.
This interview changes nothing for me. I really like Tim Gunn, Emilio and Anthony for very different reasons.
Just like all of the people posting on this blog have an opinion, so does Anthony. It is his opinion and he is entitled to it, as all of us are entitled to our own. For the past two seasons (I could argue, since the inception of Project Runway, but it has been blatant during seasons 6 and 7), the judges have lacked consistency. Tim, for the most part, has been consistent. Anthony saying not to listen to Tim, makes a point. There needs to be some sort of makeover to the show. Tim Gunn should definitely stay. Maybe new Judges?? Maybe Heidi should stick to just hosting?? We shouldn't harshly judge Anthony, we weren't there. Good luck Anthony. Kudos for saying what is on your mind!!
Ms. Thing, I'd be more than happy to come out from "behind the mask," "get a life," and sit down face to face and tell you how much I don't like your boring clothes. But let me know in advance, I'm very busy with the life you want us to get. :)Man, he has some funny lines, he's good TV, but some of this stuff, give me a break."I think back and Tim Gunn [hated] everything I did, but the people that he loved all got eliminated before me. So if I can tell anybody anything going on Project Runway: Don’t ever listen to Tim Gunn and never second-guess yourself."Maybe he loved the people that got eliminated before you because they were actually good designers with an interesting point of view?Hope you had fun getting kicked off twice. Enjoy Sherri Sheppard. ;)
First, in defense of Tim--he really does have a good record as a mentor--in strengthening the Parsons design program and helping for Proenza Schuler.Second, Jonathan in Movieline gave a much more nuanced commentary on the role of Tim. Same with Amy. That Anthony didn't know how to use Tim--as a second opinion instead of a crystal ball into the judge's minds--speaks to me of Anthony's lack of experience and sophistication.In some ways, he's the opposite of Maya. Maya took comments too seriously and talked herself out of a berth at Fashion Week. Anthony, on the other hand, kind of shut down.It's naive of Anthony to slam Tim Gunn simply because Gunn, himself, can open doors. Why bitch about him after the fact?As for blog-bitching--short-sighted, but bitching about the press is a long-lived tradition among those seeking fame and fortune. Blog-bitching's just the latest loop.And, no, I guarantee you he wasn't misquoted and this isn't out-of-context. People will say the damnedest things sometimes, realize the implications of what they've said too late and then pretend they didn't say it.Ah well, his work never interested me, so he's served his purpose as entertainment.
Wow, people need to calm down over this. Anthony is a department store employee with a talent for making pretty dresses. He's not a celebrity or a professional commentator. Five bucks says he didn't prepare for his interview in any way and just let things spill out as they came to mind, like he did on the show. He probably has no idea how he comes across in print versus in person.Likewise, it's fun to hate on Emilio when the show is on, but half his cocky quotes were probably put in his mouth by producers and he may have had no idea what an ass he'd look like after the editing was done. He's probably kind of irritating and arrogant in person, but not at the level he is on the show.
Muffin Man,I really, really doubt that any producer made Emilio into a jerk. They can edit to emphasize story lines and particular traits, but they can't work off something that's not there.Why assume that Anthony isn't a bit of a prickly ass at times? I don't see how it contradicts his known charm. He got in a fair number of digs on the show, so he's never been all sweetness and light.
By the way, I think I found one reason Anthony has a hate-on for bloggers lately:"Well, I do want to clear one thing up. One man wrote in an article that in the second episode I must have been running [around the workroom] because I found out that KFC was the grand prize. For the record, I prefer Popeye's."From Anthony's interview in the Huffington Post after the second episode.Sounds like he's not upset about the likes of TLo but about the mean-spirited bloggers like this one who apparently made a very unpleasant remark relating to Anthony's race. He mentioned it with class and aplomb in the HuffPo interview, but if as the show continued to air he kept hearing about more and more posts along those lines, I can understand him snapping a little bit by the time of the EW interview now that he's out and can be a little more open about things. It wears on a person to have to "rise above" for too long when something like racism is involved.Glammy, for the record (and of course I have no proof to provide, so believe me or don't) I have a friend who works in production for reality TV. Not Project Runway, but some big names along with some smaller ones. According to him, it's not uncommon for the green room interviews to include quotes completely written by the producers. There's also a current lawsuit against Wife Swap's producers alleging that a 16-year-old girl was told to say various things on the show that were then used to make her appear like such a spoiled brat that she's been mercilessly bullied in school ever since.Emilio probably wasn't exactly resisting the character that was written for him, but the only person on the show who really seems to personally dislike him is Mila, and much as I like her work she does seem to get defensive easily. Seth Aaron and Emilio get along, and in another interview Anthony says that Emilio was actually very kind to others during filming. I'm not saying he didn't give the producers plenty to work with for the villain edit, but I doubt he's as bad he comes off. I still yell "Shut up Emilio!" at the TV with the best of them when he disses Tim, though. And the Tim dis is the only thing I really find unattractive about Anthony's interview here. Tim is good people, but maybe Anthony resents him because his feedback at Mood led Anthony to pick the disastrous blue polyester. Of course, Tim probably wasn't thinking "You should use bright blue polyester," when he told Anthony to dial it up a notch.
Y'all are very defensive! Calm down! You're acting like he's insulted you all personally. Get a life maybe?
Muffin Mom,Wife Swap and Project Runway are quite different reality shows. It's pretty clear that the PR contestants are asked some pretty leading questions, but a lot of the casting involves making sure that they get people who can manage an interview. Wife Swap, on the other hand, involves making sure they get families eager enough for the money that they're willing to be on-air freaks. So editing and leading questions--yes--actual scripted responses--no real reason to do so. And really no reason to do so in Anthony's recent interviews in MovieLine when the point of the exercise is the interview.
One more note, re: Wife Swap lawsuit--hmmm, family that made fools out of themselves on TV for money are looking for ways to make more money off the show . . . might be something to it, but there are a lot of groundless lawsuits out there, so . . . that in and of itself isn't great evidence about what goes on at PR.
Not that I agree with him completely, but he sort of has a point. This season the judges made several crack-tastic decisions that went completely against Tim Gunn's expectations. Much as I adore Tim, it isn't his taste that prevails here.
What a douche. Now I know I was right in NOT liking his mannerisms all along.
Yes, Flavio, the fact that somebody expresses an idea you don't like must necessarily be directly a result of his mannerisms. In fact, recent polling shows that 99.99% of "flamboyant" southern gay black men hate bloggers, so you must really be onto something about that cause and effect...I think that we figured out who is the real douche.~HD
I've been calling him Miss Sugarbaker since Day 1! Love it!
Such vitriol! He's just being Anthony, and maybe he was defensive, but so are all of you who are name-calling and dressing him down on a blog he he or may not even read. And who cares, by the way, if he does or doesn't?Do we like him because we want to be his best friend, or do we like him because he's entertaining? I can see how Tim might be upset at his comments, since, you know, they actually are about Tim and they had met and knew each other and work in the same industry and might conceivably run into each other from time to time. I fail to see why random people who don't know, haven't met and most likely will never meet Anthony are quite so upset about the whole thing.Deep, calming breaths, people.
You can't get your opinion from listening to other people.Read it yourself - then you're entitled to say what you feel in a national magazine. Some don't understand the internet so they dismiss it. It's unfortunate because it could help them in the long run.
ZOMG@#$#@##$ Anthony is not the cuddly teddy bear I thought he was on the tee vee!@#@$#!@$ My life is shattured1@$
Everyone has a "Miss Crankytits" day, so he gets a pass on this one...but should any contestant ever even remotely criticize my TLo - s/he is dead to me...DEAD, you hear?
Eh. Y'know, I have never been on the Anthony love train. He works the sassy queeny gay guy shtick pretty hard -- too hard, in fact. And I say this as someone who generally enjoys that kind of banter. I think he's stumbling on the first lesson of being any kind of a public figure: the person from Entertainment Weekly is being all nice to you and encouraging you to bash the blogs because it's good for them, not because it's good for you.
Reading the article, it seems Anthony's "I don't care that I got aufed" attitude is BS, and he's more disappointed and hurt then he cares to admit. He's lashing out which is not what you do when you really don't care.He says in the article he is never disrespectful to others. But he disses Tim, behind his back, which seems disrespectful. He wants to blame Tim for his, and Jonathan's, auffing. No one put the polyester in your hands but you, Anthony. The blogshpere is a two way street, just like any kind of press. Blogs have helped a number of designers by serving as a no-cost, convenient way to promote accessory lines, books, etc. But blogs are also going to contain some negative feedback about your work, and unfortunately sometimes hurtful remarks. Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!Hopefully Anthony will settle down after his tantrum, and will undo some of the damage he's causing with these interviews.
Wow, it's interesting to read all these comments.I adore Anthony because he brought energy and life to the PR TV screen this season. Otherwise it would have been quite dull and much less watchable.Was that the "real" Anthony? Heavens, no - this is an edited TV show. He does have a gift of bringing a good vibe to the TV screen. You can't manufacture that. Curious to see how he gets on in the future.
If you don't want to listen to Tim's advice, that's your right, but don't go around saying that designers should never listen to Tim. That's mean and wasn't he complaining about people being mean to him?
Anonymous said...Reading the article, it seems Anthony's "I don't care that I got aufed" attitude is BS, and he's more disappointed and hurt then he cares to admit. He's lashing out which is not what you do when you really don't care.He says in the article he is never disrespectful to others. But he disses Tim, behind his back, which seems disrespectful. He wants to blame Tim for his, and Jonathan's, auffing. No one put the polyester in your hands but you, Anthony. The blogshpere is a two way street, just like any kind of press. Blogs have helped a number of designers by serving as a no-cost, convenient way to promote accessory lines, books, etc. But blogs are also going to contain some negative feedback about your work, and unfortunately sometimes hurtful remarks. Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!Hopefully Anthony will settle down after his tantrum, and will undo some of the damage he's causing with these interviews.I couldn't have said it better.
It's interesting how he says he's never disrespectful to others, but disses Tim, Michael Kors, Heidi, and Mila in his interviews.
I don't know, I don't think he was complaining about being blogged, as much as what you say, saying that is a fact of life and you have to take it with a grain of salt.
I have to agree with what The Duchess said to Anthony. Take 20% of what people say and stick it in the back of your head. The other 80%, you must be true to yourself, true to your vision, and true to your POV.I have read every linked interview and fell that maybe Anthony should have rephrased some of his comments but pretty much hit the nail on the head. (There are some very NASTY blogging boards out there and Tim's opinion, especially this season, differs widely from the judges opinion).With respect to Sir Tim: If I were producing a collection for buyers and retail sale, I would listen to EVERYTHING Sir Tim had to say and take detailed notes. However, when it comes to winning PR, the most important thing is what Michael, Nina and Heidi think. I think Jeffrey's win over Uli and Laura Bennett proves this point.Note: Of all the final collections this season, I like Anthony's the best. Then again, my previous favorite collections were Daniel V. and Laura Bennett.TampaBay
I See Your True Colors, Shining Through...I always thought his comedian routine was a bit forced on the show, but that's just me.
I don't agree with Anthony that Tim bears responsibility for his being kicked off. But it does seem like something has changed with Tim's role in the show. In previous seasons, Tim's critiques would be about how he responded personally to a design. He never told a designer to do, or not to do, anything - no specific direction. Now the feedback is much more specific, and has moved towards "direction" rather than feedback. That is changing his interactions with the designers, and what the designers expect from following Tim's advice. Tim and the judges are more out of synch this season than they have in the past. I can't help but think there is something behind it. His video blogs show an increasing level of frustration on his part, and some have moved into hissy fit territory (I love Tim, but its' true - some of these videos are not his finest moments). I still think Tim and PR are going to part ways soon. Something is just off with how he is being used int he show.
raisin mountaineer said... Wow, TLo, you all are taking this way too seriously. I read this as Anthony saying that if you put yourself out in the public and people say s*** about you or to you, you have to have a thick skin. And btw, I don't think Anthony is pointing this at you guys, who have fairly logical support for your opinions. I completely read what Anthony said to apply to people who say (for example) rude homophobic stupid stuff about Anthony, or who just say "I hate everything about (fill in the blank)" or just get on the blogs to grind some axe. I can't believe I'm saying this, but TLo just needs to calm down and put what Anthony's saying in perspective. He's got a gzillion things coming at him, and he's finding ways not to let it all go right into his heart like a knife. I think he is dead on.Stop telling T Lo to calm down. There's no reason to do so. They haven't shot off their mouths or gotten angry. As for your rather creative interpretation of Anthony's remarks..."pay these blogs no attention because they’re just the people that nobody likes because they have bad attitudes. I’m really at the point where I’m sick of these blogs. I’m like, honey, get a life."Puh-leeze.
Why is everyone telling T Lo to "calm down?" They seem pretty calm to me.
Oh Miss Sophia, not like this...:(
I hope that you girls get an opportunity to speak with him directly.This is the definitive PR blog site, and most of us love him.
Tim isn't infallible. However he is a fresh pair of eyes and he has encyclopedic fashion knowledge. I work in a design field and I know how hard it is sometimes to get adequate perspective and how hard it can be to self-edit. Further, Tim is on a short leash with the producers; he is not permitted to say "Change the neckline and lose the armpit ruffles." Like Jeopardy, he has to phrase most of his comments as questions, e.g.: "Do you think the judges will find those armpit ruffles disturbing? Is that the most flattering neckline for your model?"So perhaps our perception Miss Sophia's bubbly personality is actually a product of clever editing?
Tim's not infalable. He has made wrong suggestions before. The average designer just does what he says and 'most' of the time gets praise. The good designer thinks about it and either ignores it (bad idea) or it too literal with the suggestions.The great designer listens and incorporates what Tim is trying to tell him into his/her own esthetic.The obnoxious designer listens to Tim in the workroom, argues with him, talks smack to the camera, says he is going to ignore Tim, then uses Tim's suggestions to get the high praise the judges. Are you there ES!!!SisterZip
Emilio or Anthony? I stick with Emilio because you know what he is from the begining. Anthony I always felt he was a little phony and sonner or later would show his real persona.
Anthony may not read the blogs and his 'friends' may tell him some of what is on there. But they must not be telling him that most everyone loves him. Anthony sounds very loyal to his friends and he is probably in that "fuck with my friends, fuck with me" mode.Once the hype from this season calms down, all of them will losen up and see the benefit of even the bad publicity.SisterZip
All this on- and off-camera criticism of Tim by the designers is making me wonder if he will be back for a Season 8. I've never seen so many contestants openly disregard his advice. Tim seems a bit weary this season. In one episode as he attempted to herd everyone from the workroom to the runway Tim exclaimed "Is anyone listening to me?" I guess not.
I still love Anthony and would love to watch his tv show. That is all.
Anonymous posted:"Tim and the judges are more out of synch this season than they have in the past. I can't help but think there is something behind it. His video blogs show an increasing level of frustration on his part, and some have moved into hissy fit territory (I love Tim, but its' true - some of these videos are not his finest moments). "I couldn't agree more- Tim is great for saying what he thinks, but saying something like "I don't know why they voted that way, but Hey, I don't smoke crack" and coming pretty close to contempt, well, this may just be the end of the show as we currently know it. I don't think the producers care- the video boxes still say "HOSTED BY SUPERMODEL HEIDI KLUM" on the front
"Not only did I win the two greatest challenges in Project Runway history, but I made history on Project Runway. I did show at Bryant Park, and my collection probably got the most press out of anyone who showed." I was unimpressed by this, among other things in Anthony's EW interview. What Anthony doesn't seem to get about the attention and applause he might have gotten at BP, was that was due less to his collection, and more to him being liked as a personality. Which his being bittercakes, isn't going to help keep that up. It's childish and uninformed to lash out at teh bloggers, when most of them have had nothing, but great things to say about him. As for his not saying ill of others? funny, because he did just that about Tim, Heidi, and Seth Aaron. And Tim didn't hate everything Anthony did. Tim might have, rightly, worried about Anthony's taste and construction levels, but Tim seemed genuinely happy when Anthony won, and thought it was well deserved for his Marie Claire cover, for example. And please, Tim didn't make Anthony get polyester fabric, Anthony did that all on his own.Oh well, I did like what Anthony had to say about women and being fashion victims, and knowing their body types (skinny jeans really aren't for everyone, is a good example) so that was positive.But my Anthony liking did lose a bit of it's shine.
As Anon 10:30 and Tampa Bay have noted, there has been much more discrepancy between Tim's advice this season and what the judges said. In past seasons, it didn't seem to be quite so dramatically different, however, in this season, it is quite notable. Thus, Anthony's comments aren't totally off-the-wall.I hope that TLo is able to get an interview with Anthony to get a better picture of what's goin' on. I will admit to not having a clue about the "other" PR boards as i don't read them. I mean, given the brilliant writing on TLo's part and the sharp perspectives of the bitter kittens here, WHY would I?srq
Ha ha ha. I love it...it feels so much more honest and heartfelt than Maya's scripted 'interview'. And I still love Anthony...and I doubt that he's talking about Tom and Lorenzo...although he may ;) be talking about the comment section! Finally, someone (other than Emilio) mentions that Tim's advice is sometimes very off (see s6 and a certain beloved by viewers/hated by Heidi contestant)...and that Tim doesn't have the wherewithall to do anything about it. --Anne NomG :) But Tim gets so pissy about it when they don't follow his advice and they have the guts? stupidity? to mention it to him...then he spends the entire post-season castigating them and their designs in his comments. Don't get me wrong, I still find Tim to be an entertaining portion of PR, but I'm not impressed him anymore.
Not season 7's hero anymore hum...
@the Anonymous who replied to my comment:I wasn't referring to him being a flamboyant gay man AT ALL. Rather, him acting as an old-fashioned churchgoing lady. That means he MIGHT make him less media-savvy, tv or internet.
Seriously, the designers need to get a better sense of humor. Some of them already have, but god, those who don't.
TLO said "Well! Smell her!"LMFAO! anthony we love you. i do hope you get to interview him boys.
Frankly, I found the interview pretty harmless. He is refreshingly un self conscious about saying what he thinks, I like what he says about not wanting to put himself in the line for a reality show which exploits his private life, and his opinion on not listening to Tim is just that, an opinion which he reasons rather logically. No reason for bloggers to get defensive about him and I'm sure he's not referring to this blog anyway. He stills appears to me as a genuine nice guy, hope he's not going to burn himself simply for not being media savvy.-D
Well there goes the Miss Congeniality Award little Missy.
Thats odd - he was the PR live blog guest blogger on Gawker two weeks ago...
I have to say that some of Tim's advice has seemed odd to me this season. And often, his critiques are at odds with those of the judges. I thought it was "gotcha" editing, but now I'm not so sure. Has Tim's time away from Parsons and move up the corporate ladder dulled his sensibilities? I do still love Tim, but I wonder if there is an element of truth to what Anthony says. I also agree with other posters who have said that even if the designers disagree with Tim, his critiques force the designers to look at their designs critcally.
@ Anon 11:46: I feel that Tim's " dulled sensitivities" this , and to a lesser extent,last season too) comes from the increased producer influence in judging and dumbing down of the show. Its no longer about creating beautiful, flattering clothes under extreme circumstances- about contrived drama and commercial wear-ability.
Princess Pine: I agree with you. I'm not enjoying the show as much as I used to. I think for some of the reasons you point out, but also, 7 seasons is a lot to sustain for a reality show. Sometimes things run their course and trying to inject life into them can accelerate the demise.-- Anon 11:46 again...usually Momsy, but I forgot to type in my name last time.
Standing by for the "I was misquoted/I didn't say it with that tone/I truly respect Tim's kknowledge and expertise" statement from Anthony in 5, 4, 3...
We forgave Kara for the shoes, and Jay for not taking the money. In the end we will still love him and his many flaws. don't we love the real, yet somewhat flawed people the best?
Oh Anthony... He does talk a lot of nonsense. The internet can be such a helpful and supportive place to a young designer. I hope somebody clues him in to what people have really been saying about him online.
I'm really amused by the attitude here. Y'all (or "We") say worse things every hour about many people spotlighted on this blog. He was trying to comfort a compadre. Even a thief has feelings and Anthony recognizes this.
Having Anthony fix my fashion would be a dream come true! ~Gary
Anthony's view on blogs, and bloggers is most likely shared by fellow contestants. Most on these blogs are hobbyists at best, with little knowledge, and less talent.Also, I might remind, Anthony has had real interactions with Gunn, again something most have not.He is talking about his (real) experiences.Blogs are fun, that the people on them think they have any power is laughable.
You know, Anthony strikes me as someone who occasionally says something...Then realizes that funny taste in his mouth is his own foot.I remember at one point, he was talking to the other guys before heading to Parsons and commented that (I think) Jay looked like a "gay Christmas ornament" or something of that nature...Then apologized when Jay's reaction was wanting to change. I've (very often) said something before really thinking about it, and sometimes you can't really backtrack -- you just have to go with it. Plus, I typically take any written interview/commentary by someone I've seen heavily using sarcasm or facial expression/body language with a grain of salt -- written words don't always capture the entire statement. That said...Anthony, watch what you say to who. (That needs to be embroidered on a pillow and sent to everyone who has been/will be involved in the entertainment industry.) Most journalists (entertainment or "real") know how to and do ask leading questions, and aren't going to edit responses to make the interviewed look good.
I love Anthony. People on blogs are funny but extremely snarky. I agree with him. His life is more interesting than any blogger's. He has nothing to worry about.
Joslyn said... I love Anthony. People on blogs are funny but extremely snarky. I agree with him. His life is more interesting than any blogger's. He has nothing to worry about.I'm glad you know all bloggers out there to make that kind of comparison.
>>His life is more interesting than any blogger's.<<Oh, I beg to differ.I like my life just fine.
Seems like he got a lot of praise on *this* blog. And certainly lots of love sent his way. Perhaps his confidantes were following the wrong blog.
Anthony, you're mama's gonna be ashamed of you talking all mean like that. Didn't you know it's your sweetness, not your dresses that everybody loves?
Miz Sophia--is it that time of the month again? Tsk, tsk--don't bite the hand that fed you. Where are your manners?
Oh, dear Reality Show God, we beseech the to have a reunion show filmed right before Bryant Park.Amen.
Clarify. I mean filmed right now & broadcast just before Bryant Park.
"Gorgeous Things said...I love that he disses blogs and bloggers, but when he talks about his collection at BP, the link is to TLo's post about it!The irony is delicious!"My thoughts exactly.
Some of you are missing the point, this is not about whether Tim Gunn is always right or not, it's about a contestant blaming his mentor for his failures, and worse, warning future contestants "never to listen" to him. There's nothing dubious about this statement, he knew exactly what he was saying and that is sad. I still like Anthony but that was not nice and if that's not what he meant, which I doubt very much, he should definitly be more clear in his lines of communication or he'll end up learning the hard way. Look what happened to Jay and his big mouth.
Wow, just, wow.
Gotham Tomato said...Maybe you guys can interview him & ask him to clarify that.GT, do you really think he deserves any more exposure, especially from a blog, after that statement?
YOU DO NOT MESS WITH TIM GUNN, ANTHONY. WATCH YOUR BACK.
He tried to defend Jesus and Jonathan and ended up screwing himself. Not sure why he said that about Heidi. She liked him, didn't she?
Bad boy, bad boy.
Love it. Love him.I think Anthony does have a perspective about blogs & bloggers.A good perspective.That they don't really matter in the grand scheme & to take them seriously is the real folly.TLo, while I love you both dearly, perhaps THAT'S what's rubbing you the wrong way.The idea (just an idea!) that you don't matter as much as you might think.
Anonymous said...Love it. Love him.I think Anthony does have a perspective about blogs & bloggers.A good perspective.That they don't really matter in the grand scheme & to take them seriously is the real folly.TLo, while I love you both dearly, perhaps THAT'S what's rubbing you the wrong way.The idea (just an idea!) that you don't matter as much as you might think.And you love them both "dearly"? Imagine if you didn't.
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