That apartment is just cursed. April will be alone in there now that Peach is gone. Is April next?

First of all: Peach, I’ll miss you.

“Project Runway” needs its Fairy Dragmother. She’s funny and sassy while still being classy. There’s not a lot of class going on in Season 8.

Michael Costello's bridesmaid's dress before and after. This should not have won.

Speaking of …

Why couldn’t Ivy Higa have stayed at that hospital she loved so much?

If I hear one more nasty comment from her, in that insufferable Valley Girl-not-even-from-the-Valley voice, I’m going to pull a Tim Gunn. I don’t know how, since I don’t have access to these fools, but I am now inspired.

On the Episode 6 bridesmaids challenge, “You Can Totally Wear That Again,” Ivy continued to be the little yippy dog she is, going after Michael Costello while disavowing her role as Mini Gretchen after the Tim Gunn vs. Gretchen Jones incident.

The best part: The judges loved Michael C.’s short, edgy black dress. He won. Gretchen and Ivy were safe and dissed him after judging. They expected him to be in the bottom, with all his “construction issues.”

Once again, everyone was shocked that Michael C. was adored. Gretchen had to hold her tongue not to pull her own Tim Gunn with the judges. “What show are we [bleeping] on? I feel like I don’t even know why I’m here, man!”

Here's Peach's losing look, avocado goiter and all.

Then LEAVE, you insufferable thing!

(G)retchen thought construction would be respected more. She doesn’t trust the judges now, which means if she wins the judges made a bad call. So just go.

Heidi Klum was happy that Michael C. did so well after being thrown under the bus by Team Luxe last week. The judges are now rooting for him. He is their pet.

So no one is approaching this from the right angle. The contestants are ganging up on Michael C. like playground bullies. The judges are protecting him like helicopter parents.

He needs to design great clothes or go home. Period. No being rewarded for sub-par work just as a “screw you” to the all-stars. But while he’s on the show he should not have to watch his back for stray knives from Gretchen, Ivy and their gang.

Mondo Guerra deserved to win for an amazing and dramatic but ultimately simple transformation. He also got the most button votes from the general public.

Speaking of the general public, Michael C. allegedly told a lot of the guests that Ivy is “the bitch of the show.” (Well, if she isn’t “the bitch of the show” she’s the bitch of the show’s sidekick.)

Michael denied ever telling anyone not to vote for Ivy. He said he can be bitchy, but he’d never say that because he knows how hard they all work.

He actually talked to Ivy about it in the sewing room, which was very mature.

Here's Mondo's before and after bridesmaid dress.

However … Ivy: “I choose not to believe Michael C.” She told the camera he has a bad track record. She didn’t want to hear any “proof” from his model. She is the bitch of the show.

Gretchen asked Michael D. why Michael C. would say that in front of all of them. Michael D.: “Because he’s an idiot.”

Is all of this just editing to make Gretchen and Ivy the “villains” of the season, with Michael Costello as the victim? I don’t get it.

Anyway, the judges also liked Christopher Collins’ look, even though he didn’t seem to do that much to change the original material. (Granted, he started with a royal blue gown before his model got cold feet.)

On the cold front, Peach Carr went sour with a “Holly Hobbie Halter” dress with dinner napkins in her pockets. Michael Kors: “She’s got an avocado goiter!”

Apparently that’s enough to send a person home. Oh Peach.

The judges also hated Michael Drummond’s “mosquito netting,” which added worse materials to his original dress. And Valerie Mayen had her first miss with a downright fugly outfit with an unfortunate little bow on the front. All wrong.

I can't believe Valerie made this. She's still one of my favorite designers, though.

Although he didn’t make the cut, Casanova really impressed me with his sexy loose top and motorcycle pants. I was surprised to see that as just safe. That was a more impressive transformation than what Christopher did. Ditto with April Johnston’s look. That was a “wow.”

By the way, PR alumnus Laura Bennett nailed this appeal for the end of schoolyard picks when it comes to “real women” on the runway:

“I am certainly not saying anyone over Size 6 should not be included, I am just saying — no, begging — the producers to assign the women to the designers and save us all from having to watch this embarrassing process. Models are accustomed to being rejected. It’s their job. These women have been kind enough to participate and should be treated better.”

Read her whole blog. She’s priceless.

So we’re down to the top 10! Here are my rankings at this point in the season:

Christopher Collins
Valerie Mayen
Mondo Guerra
Andy South
Carlos Casanova
April Johnston
Michael Costello
Gretchen Jones
Michael Drummond
Ivy Higa

Catch up on my “Project Runway” stories/recaps in this nifty archive.

**Stream of consciousness recap**

The contestants get $50 for up to two yards of additional fabric, but you have to use most of this dress.

Christopher’s model backed out. He leaves royal blue for gold.

Valerie and Andy trash Michael Costello. They don’t respect him as a designer. I’m disappointed in you, Valerie.

Gretchen goes off to her mom via some HP touchsmart type thing. “Life’s more than fashion.” She wants to go home.

After Tim’s “malicious/bully” rant, Christopher was crushed inside for Gretchen. “There’s not a malicious bone in her body.” Lord.

The Tim and Gretchen mentorship was a bit awkward, but they both focused on the task at hand.

She kissed his ass a little after he said her outfit is looking a little athletic.

Words of wisdom from Gretchen: “A scar can turn into an open wound if you don’t let it heal.”

She’ll be making a yoga tape next.

Michael Drummond didn’t seem to be making enough changes to his dress. Tim told him it was an honor to dress for someone who wasn’t the typical tiny size. His finished product was better than I expected, though, especially with the little black jacket.

Mondo made a really cute dress. April complimented it. I think I like April because she can be cutting in her comments, but she can also be nice.

Andy made Tim a clubbing outfit. Sexy and tight. Husband-stealing fashion.

Valerie wasn’t making fashion, she was making “clothes.” Country club, soccer mom clothes. Ivy and Gretchen told her not to second guess herself. NEVER listen to Ivy and Gretchen.

Peach’s model gets a little hippy but “don’t we all.” Yes! I love when she tells her model “thank you for being so beautiful.” But she gets into “a Peach panic” when she made a cutting error. She struggled with that skirt.

Regular people off the street voted on their favorite outfits and that factored into the judges’ decisions.

Gretchen’s model had lots of side boobage. Gretchen also showed a lot of boobage in her outfit. Gross.

Michael Drummond got one button. Valerie didn’t get many buttons. But Michael Costello did. It raised his confidence. Mondo got the most buttons, which is not a surprise. He and his model with her “Jersey strut” deserved the praise.

Michael C. allegedly told a lot of the guests that Ivy is “the bitch of the show.” Why not?

Michael denied ever telling anyone not to vote for Ivy. He said he can be bitchy, but he’d never say that because he knows how hard they all work.

Ivy: “I choose not to believe Michael C.” She told the camera he has a bad track record. She didn’t want to hear any “proof” from his model.

Gretchen asked Michael D. why Michael C. would say that in front of all of them. Michael D.: “Because he’s an idiot.”

Why does everyone trash this guy?

Peach couldn’t even look at the judges.

Christopher didn’t do enough to change his original look.

Casanova (aka Cahzah-novah) had another great look. Two in a row! He also did separates — a loose, sexy shirt and motorcycle pants. I loved it.

April’s was an amazing transformation.

Michael C. thought he was going home because he was looking at The Goddess Nina Garcia and Nina was holding the card over her eyes to block the light. He took that as a sign that his dress was too short.

Michael C., Mondo and Christopher in the top. Peach, Michael D. and Valerie were in the bottom.

Peach, Peach, Peach. It was only a matter of time.

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