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    Wow, looking at those dresses, Wendy does have a second designing side: soft core porn. Maybe she ought to get Jay to send her resume to his old boss and see if he has any openings. YUCK.

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    Anyone remember Wendy's pitch to Sarah? All I remember was it involved lots of see-through material and something about porn.
    "I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier." The Killers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corprip
    Anyone remember Wendy's pitch to Sarah? All I remember was it involved lots of see-through material and something about porn.
    Oh yeah, I remember that. Her pitch was "everything is see through, its not overt sex, its classic, erotic, pornographic lingerie". Ick. I thought at the time she was trying too hard to be avante garde, but after seeing those pictures of her work, apparently she has yet another icky side to her. :phhht

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    A new MSNBC article has a few choice Wendy quotes...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6998851/site/newsweek/

    In the finale, McCarroll will face off against Kara Saun and Wendy Pepper. The latter is the show's villain, having admitted on camera that she's a back-stabber. "Honey, let's just say they weren't strapping the Homecoming Queen sash around my neck," Pepper says, laughing. "But there must be something weird about the American psyche, because people are fascinated by me. They must sense my conviction." If not her sense of fashion. "Wendy's not really a fashion designer," says Tim Gunn, a chair at Parsons School of Design and the contestants' beloved on-camera counselor. "She's probably great with a Simplicity pattern, but I wouldn't leave her to her own devices." Ouch. "Sorry, Wendy."
    Yes, Wendy, we might be "fascinated" by you... but in the same way we're fascinated by people who insist of making an embarassing public spectacle of themselves. Trainwrecks, I believe they're called.

    I don't think I'm going too far when I say that her constant paranoia, inability to face up to her own shortcomings and utter lack of a noticeable conciense might actually classify her as a sociopath... albeit, one that doesn't run around pulling a Jack the Ripper on random strangers.

    And I LOVE TIM! It's nice to hear him echo our cries of Wendy being an unimaginate dress designer! It's awesome when he cuts loose and doesn't have to be "nice" on the official Bravo website...

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    "Honey, let's just say they weren't strapping the Homecoming Queen sash around my neck," Pepper says, laughing.
    Yeah Wendy, if people want to put anything round your neck, its probably a rope.

    "But there must be something weird about the American psyche, because people are fascinated by me. They must sense my conviction."
    Gee, somebody has gotten cocky since making the final three, hasn't she? :phhht

    I died laughing when I read this. People are "fascinated" by people like O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, etc. -- but if you want to put yourself in that kind of illustrious company, Wendy, you go right ahead and delude yourself into thinking its "fascination". We just don't like you, and we want you to go away, that's all.

    The only "conviction" people sense in you is that you should be tried and sentenced for crimes against fashionality.

    "Wendy's not really a fashion designer," says Tim Gunn, a chair at Parsons School of Design and the contestants' beloved on-camera counselor. "She's probably great with a Simplicity pattern, but I wouldn't leave her to her own devices." Ouch. "Sorry, Wendy."
    [grumbling aside]Then why the hell did you actually HELP the talentless skunk, Timmy boy? You just figured this out?!?! [/grumbling aside]

    But this made me laugh even more! Woo hoo! The queen of strategizing, nasty asides, to-your-face-schmoozing-but-behind-your-back-derision and backstabbery not only got backstabbed herself, but probably blindsided into the bargain! Cockroach is probably home sticking pins in her Tim Gunn dollie!

    NOTE: This is a very heartening comment for those who hate Wendy but dread she might actually have a chance of winning. Tim undoubtedly knows who the winner is, and I just don't see him publicly making such a comment about the winning designer of Project Runway.

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    Hahah! Here's a NY POST poll on who should win Project Runway this week.

    Project Runway - Who do YOU think should win?
    44.6 % Kara Saun
    47.9 % Jay McCarroll
    7.6 % Wendy Pepper

    Take THAT, stupid NY POST writer who defended Wendy! Only 7% of your readers agree with you!

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    New article on the ever-delusional Pepper from the Times!
    http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet...=1031781108260


    Hot Pepper
    Not needled by scorn, designer heads into finale
    BY PENELOPE M. CARRINGTON
    TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
    Tuesday, February 22, 2005

    'PROJECT RUNWAY'
    AIRS: 9 p.m. tomorrow on Bravo. Two-hour season finale. For more information, visit www.bravotv.com or www.wendypepper.com.
    Wendy Pepper came to "Project Runway," Bravo's fashion reality series, with a triple threat many considered designer suicide: She was 39, a mom and a Virginian.

    Producers dubbed her "The Longshot," yet with the finale one day away, many have said the Middleburg designer proved herself a sure shot. For scorn.

    Bloggers and Pepper-haters posting on the show's Web site are particularly venomous. They've ravaged Pepper's designs as mediocre; her gaming tactics as conniving; and her multicolored 'do as dated.

    Not that Pepper cares.

    Steeped in experiences that tested her mettle, she said her sense of self is hardboiled and defined by her alone. Thus, the self-described risk-taker with an anthropology degree finds the comments a curious waste of time.

    "I'm the one who went on the show and won two challenges. I'm the one who put myself out on a limb and took the risk. I'm the one who has the experience to take home with me at the end of the day."

    Pepper, who turned 40 during filming last summer, spoke from her hometown three days after the Feb. 9 twist-of-an-episode that left many with rug burns on their chins.

    In it, Pepper hemmed up a spot in the final three. That meant flamboyant fan favorite Austin Scarlett, who was visibly stunned, was out. Viewers fumed all over the show's message boards.

    "People try to tear me down, but I've never been susceptible to them. I'm too happy with myself," Pepper said by telephone. "I know my worth."

    Pepper said she reveled in the fact that her opponents didn't. It meant they'd underestimate her.

    "Yes, I'm a mom. Yes, I'm 40. But there is absolutely nothing in my demeanor that says I've given up on exploring experiences."

    Especially winning.

    Pepper, Kara Saun and Jay McCarroll will face off in tomorrow's two-hour finale with full collections that were presented during New York's Fall Fashion Week Feb. 4. The winner of the final design challenge will land $100,000 to launch a line; mentoring from the Banana Republic Design Team; and a spread in Elle magazine.

    "I enjoyed going on the show and being a spokeswoman for other women like me," Pepper said.

    Women, she continued, who are pigeonholed by a society that thinks "just because you live in a small town, you give up on being worldly."

    The cacophony of the Big City isn't the only fashion beat.

    "I produce my best creative work in a space that is quiet and contemplative. Does that mean it's less valued than if it was created in an urban setting? No."

    Pepper is one of 12 aspiring designers who competed in a series of challenges that tested their skills as innovators, leaders and collaborators. Each challenge -- be it creating an evening gown or a uniform -- had to be completed on a budget in 24 hours or less. Aspiring models worked the contestants' designs to full effect on the catwalk that doubled as the platform from which the designers bore the judges' barbs.

    Supermodel Heidi Klum served as executive producer and judge for the addictive hit series that boasts about 1 million viewers a week. Celebrity judges include designer Michael Kors and hard-to-please Elle magazine fashion director Nina Garcia.

    Said judges didn't always warm to Pepper's creations, but the two challenges she won were high profile: First, Banana Republic chose to mass-produce her holiday dress for its winter collection. Then TV's "Access Hollywood" cohost Nancy O'Dell opted for a Pepper original to wear to the Grammy Awards on Feb. 13.

    The show's 11 episodes were filmed last August at New York's Parsons School of Design, which provided the studio workspace. Tim Gunn, head of the fashion department, acted as mentor, cheerleader and critic. Pepper said he remains a mentor while her competitors still line up as critics. They ripped her strategy throughout the show and when the 12 reunited for last week's installment.

    A thinner and brunet Pepper said she took her lumps in stride with her initial goal firmly in mind: Win. Missing a month of her then 5-year-old daughter's life had to be worth it, she said.

    "The show is not about tearing down people, but discovering people's potential," said Pepper, who received 200 supportive e-mails and 3,000 hits on her Web site (www.wendypepper.com) after last week's episode. "I respect everybody's presence in the show from a professional standpoint. The three finalists represent a good cross section of the future of American designers."

    Besides, creative editing is to be expected in reality programs to create drama. That's fine with Pepper, a fan of the genre who flew to Miami at the last minute to audition and later signed up willingly.

    "I look forward to this time when I can share more of me because I think just a sliver came out in the show," said Pepper, who donated one of the 200 limited-edition Banana Republic dresses to a recent silent auction sponsored by Project Hope, an international relief organization based near Middleburg. The dress and other items raised $29,000 for tsunami victims.

    Pepper described herself as a designer of integrity with plenty of clients who'll agree. Life, however, has led her toward other paths, including Africa for relief work and Nepal to learn Tibetan. But, the road to designer kept calling.

    A one-woman operation for 20 years, Pepper said "Project Runway" has been a "seismic" experience that she's wanted to retreat from (thus, the new hair) and embrace as she moves on: The first Wendy Pepper store is set to open in Middleburg this spring. Her online boutique will open tomorrow after the "Runway" finale. And, she's mulling offers to write a book examining the youth-driven fashion industry from the perspective of a 40-year-old designer. As for those who think she's a witch . . .

    "Who got to the end, people? Who did it? I did it. End of discussion"

    We shall see.

    OH GOD SHUT THE HELL UP PEPPER. Stop blaming your hair-do or your age or the "quietness" of your designs or where you come from for the fact that people HATE YOU. This article and the gloating self-justification you display in it are enough to show how vile you are.

    And stop pretending that you're some sort of representative for all 40-year-old women with children out there. My momma is about your age and has even more kids than you do-- but surprise, surprise-- she has a conciense! Being old and a mommy doesn't justify being a hypocritical slag.

    That last line is particularly henious. "I don't care what people think of the awful things I did to get to the end! As long as I did it, the tactics are justified!"

    She really is as much of a crazy, delusional bitch off camera as she is on.
    Last edited by mariagoner; 02-22-2005 at 02:04 AM.

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    Stupid Wendy, still trying to convince herself.

    Note to the author of the article: creative editing has nothing to do with making Wendy look like a horrible person. Wendy does that all on her own.
    "I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier." The Killers.

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    Wow..give her an inch and she'll take a 3 month cruise with it! Geezuz.
    She is very diluted, and no matter what happens on Project Runway..she'll have to carry the stigma of being a bitch for a long, long time.
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    OMG, Wendy doesn't need PR to make herself look like an @$$, she does that quite well on her own. This article shows it. She came off as obnoxious, gloating, conceited and defensive, all at the same time.

    Wow 200 supporting emails. Out of 1 - 2 million viewers. Impressive. Wonder how many NEGATIVE emails she got, doesn't mention THAT.

    She really does have a persecution complex, doesn't it? As far as I could tell, nobody looked down on her because she was 40, a mother and from Virginia. Kevin was older, Kara Saun is almost as old as Wendy, age is not an issue. They looked down on her because of her terrible designs **cough** **cough** The Candy Dress, the Envy dress, to name but a few. Michael Kors thinks her work is dowdy. Nina is something less than impressed. Even before the show was done, Timm Gunn said only Wendy could make the post office uniform even more dowdy than it already is. Once the show was over, Tim said she's probably great with a Simplicity pattern, but she's not really a designer. If people were looking down on anybody based on stereotypes, it was probably Jay, the guy who used to work in porn, but his work spoke for itself and I don't think anyone is discounting him now.

    [quoteWomen, she continued, who are pigeonholed by a society that thinks "just because you live in a small town, you give up on being worldly."[/quote]

    Let me see, you don't wear makeup, even on national TV, we won't even go into how you dress, you don't watch the Grammys, you don't watch Access Hollywood, you've never made a bathing suit, you can't even have a simple conversation with Mr. Page 6 without making yourself look bad, you have no stylistic problem with the U.S. postal service uniform, umm, how exactly does this make you "worldly"?

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