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My Birthday: Part Two

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Kenley Blogs Episodes 510-514

On The Road

The Real Winner

The Final Showdown

Leanne Speaks!

Finale, Part 2

What's Next

Tim Responds To Your Comments!

Love Is In The Hair!

History Repeating Itself

Garden Of Locks

Nature Calls

Rock 'n' Runway

Rock Steady

Rock N' Runway

Suede: Rockin' Out

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Take A Bow

Transformation

Joe: Straight Talk

Working Girl

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Best Of The Best?

Written In The Stars

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What's Your Sign?

I Saw The Sign

A Designer's Dream

Fashion Inside Out

Stella: Lovin' The Leatha

Double 0 Fashion

No Leatha, Mo' Problems

Making The Most Of It

The Fashion That Drives You

A Softer Edge

Fasten Your Seat Belts

Show Some Love

It's All An Illusion

Daniel: Oy Gevalt!

Good Queen Fun

Drama, Drama, Drama!

Joe: All Aboard!

RuPaul: A Drag Race

My Birthday: Part Two

Everything you need to know about a day-time slumber party!

So as soon as I thought my 27th birthday couldn't get any better ... it did!

After a very busy past few months, I was adamant about having a birthday party where EVERYONE was allowed to relax and chill out, not just me. Thus, the idea of a day-time slumber party was born! Kieran hosted the party, supplying pillows, mattresses and blankets galore, while everyone else was simply asked to wear their pajamas, and bring a little something to share. My roomie and delightful friend Caroline undertook the role of dueling chefs, sharing the responsibility of cooking/prepping brunch and dinner for fifteen ... which is no easy task.

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After a healthy tuck-in everyone played a game of MAFIA, which in case you don't know what it is, click HERE to read all about the rules. Needless to say, I was killed off first and was forced to play dead for the rest of the game ... not fun when there are cupcakes to be eaten just feet away from me!

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4.jpg5.jpgWe then watched Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? a horrifically fantastic movie starring the lovely Joan Crawford

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and the delightfully disturbing Bette Davis

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and the tumultuous relationship the two sisters have ... if you haven't seen it, you should. My reaction was as follows:

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The rest of the night was a blur of junk food binging, Death Becomes Her, and more junk food. Oh, and the delightful Biggie Smalls, the most lovable long-haired Chihuahua to ever be.

9.jpg We were later graced with the musical stylings of Mark and Graham on the piano

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and a mid-day walk to keep us from being complete and utter lazy asses ... we felt a little like Japanese tourists traveling in such a large group.

11.jpg The night slowly crept on, people leaving after a few hours but not before "signing" the guest book by drawing a picture of themselves; yes, some were bad, some were good, but ALL will be cherished. I definitely recommend doing that the next party you have!

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I absolutely loved this birthday and have no idea how to top it next year, but that's 12 months away so I guess I don't have to worry about it for quite awhile. Long live adolescence!!!

Tim Responds To Your Comments!

Thoughts and explanations about this season of Project Runway.

Tim I love you! But I have the same question ... why is Kenley still there?? -Yaz
Oh, Yaz, I know, I know. Although she can be terribly annoying, Kenley is indisputably talented as a designer. Regrettably, for her, she seems incapable of listening to any feedback without assuming that it's an attack on her character. Had she attended a design school (she's self-taught), then the critique process that she would have experienced would have either killed her or cured her.

I want to put in an official question to Tim...Ever since season one, all he's wanted is the best for his designers. He's given them all the help that he can, and I think of him as such a kind, sweet man. I used to be a Kenley fan (every season has its "Attitude" member...Wendy, Santino, Jeffrey, Christian...) but I've never seen anyone be so completely rude to Tim - who does nothing but help her!!! Tim, how did you react to this rudeness? Was it difficult to keep on giving her constructive feedback? - Charlotte Bailey
Charlotte, years of teaching (29 to be specific) have given me resources to draw upon and bucket-loads of patience, but there are some individuals who test even my arsenal of diagnostic measures and metaphorical prescriptions. Kenley is certainly one of them. I feel like you do; That is, I'm only trying to help her. But I have a refrain that's appropriate for these circumstances: I can't want you to succeed more than you do. And in the end, it's important to take the high road and not let these individuals know to what extent they're pushing your buttons. Furthermore, and drawing upon my teaching experiences, again, I know that I hold the power in these circumstances, and there is absolutely no need to abuse it. Ever.

Sometimes I'm shocked by the judges' picks. They have picked a few items that no one I know would ever wear! What do they base their choices on? - Debbie
Oh, Debbie! I wish you could be with me in the literal and metaphorical darkness of the Parsons auditorium as I watch the judges' deliberations! Like you, it's infrequently that I can anticipate the judges' decisions. Who's going home? Who's out? Beats me. When the designers' looks on the runway are well executed, then the decisions become a matter of taste. What are Heidi's, Nina's, and Michael's proclivities on any given judging day? I can't begin to answer that question. Chacun a son gout.

There were comments that there are several options to the traditional jacket/skirt suit for interviews. Anyone have appropriate ideas for more creative business wear? I wish they would have elaborated on that comment! - Melissa
Melissa, you're right; there should have been some examples given. Whenever I talk about a woman's alternative to stuffy menswear tailoring, I cite Donna Karan, who redefined executive dressing for women going back to the mid-'80s. It was Donna who took those basic pieces - jackets, skirts and pants - and made them sophisticated and, yes, sexy. She achieved the latter by showing off the curves that women possess, not by trying to obfuscate them under boxy separates. There is no reason for a woman, under any circumstances, to dress like a man.

What exactly is the point of this 4 designer showdown? I mean, come on, what was the point of last night's show anyway if the judges couldn't make up their minds and boot off the least deserving designer? - Amelia
Um..., uh...it's this flavor of question that gets me in big trouble because I agree with you! I feel that it's unkind and even mean spirited to victimize one of the designers, because the judges were unable to render a verdict at an earlier time. If they can't decide, then they should accept responsibility for their indecision and allow four designers to present at Bryant Park.