I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – Millionaire Matchmaker/The Fashion Show
Thank you so much to QuincyIL for writing blogs on Millionaire Matchmaker, I just cannot stomach Patti Stanger and I appreciate Quincy taking one for the team every Tuesday night, not only that but Quincy has been treating us to The Fashion Show blogs each week, I love reading them! Great job Quincy!
The Fashion Show Week Three
Several designers speak to us about their experiences to date in the challenge. Golnessa (Iranian American) tells us that everyone wanted to run away from Calvin. Calvin was taken from the House of Emerald and placed in the House of Nami by the Iman and Issac at the end of the judging last week in an attempt to have to teams that are functioning. Cesar tells us that he is not Mother Teresa. He actually left House of Nami because he did not want to work with Calvin.
The challengers are taken to a stage in Brooklyn where very sexy Iman stands alone on a darkened stage. The challenge this week is to create evening fashions for a Femme fatale. A Femme fatale is described as a charming and mysterious woman who lures men into her dangerous and deadly trap. There are models representing the 1940’s spy movie called, “Double Indemnity,” a female vampire, and Mata Hari. The designers only have 24 hours to get their models on the runway.
The two teams meet to pick the theme of their collection, cloth and create design boards.
The House of Nami works together. We are told that they have 500 dollars for fabric so it seems that every designer is given 100 dollars, then the House shares fabrics and materials. The house of Nami goes for the 1940’s spy look. They feel Mata Hari would be too difficult. Their colors are black and dark purple. There are shiny blacks and flat (I only know house wall paint descriptions) black cloth. The House of Nami has separation anxiety with the loss of Cesar.
We see the beginnings of Eduardo’s black trench coat themed dress with black shiny cloth. Dominique has several pieces planned for her 40’s actress cocktail dress. Calvin thinks she does not have enough time, but Isaac confirms that the recent fashion school graduate has shown she can accomplish what she planned in the past challenges.
The House of Emerald meets without Calvin and with Cesar. Cesar seems to take over the team, but Tamara resists. Tamara’s choice of red leather looking cloth does not fit Cesar’s concept for the collection. The group had chosen the vampire theme. He feels it looks like sportswear cloth. Tamara was criticized for not being herself last week so she has taken that criticism as a license to design for Tamara’s collection.
Isaac loves the disco vampire concept, but he has issues with the purchase of the cloth because he can not help them edit and he sees a problem. Maybe, Cesar is right about Tamara’s red leather look. Tamara’s concept is fitted pants, and a jacket, bra with lace top. Cindy makes a red jersey dress with deep Vs front and back. Isaac says that could look either rich or cheap. Golnessa wants to create a sexy and sultry dress, but has difficulties with the fabric. The group is using a sheer black fabric and black lace and both are hard to sew without the seams coming apart. Jeffrey has slits all over the top of this two piece long dress ensemble. It’s purple and black. He describes it as peakaboo and seductive. Cindy’s dress is going well and she sees her long time friend and business partner Golnessa struggling. She helps her friend. Cindy tells us what she would have done with the lace on the back and we will hear that suggestion again from the judges.
There is a middle of the night model fitting for both teams. Work stops at 3 AM. Eduardo from House of Nami stays for one extra hour because he won the best of award last week. He tells us that his Bachelor degree is in industrial design from Peru and his clothes have a Latin flavor. He likes to work alone.
The teams wake up at 6 AM.
Calvin, now in the House of Emerald, hates his dress. He wanted to create for Sharon Stone in “Basic Instinct,” but it is overdone and he is nervous. Cesar’s dress has a theatrical cape with lace. His dress is red and purple. Calvin helps the opposing house of fashion and tells us that whoever needs his help, he will give it. Cindy is competitive and she doesn’t like Calvin doing this. Jeffry thinks his dress is gothic. Perhaps, Gothic goes to gym class would be a better description.
David of the House of Nami has a bright purple dress with a black cape. Rolando has black dress with a sculptured tattoo that the team wastes time playing with. Rolando put it on and goes to the mirror. Calvin tries on women’s shoes and walks. His dress is long has some shiny stuff sewed on the side. It’s tight and the hem makes it hard for the model to walk.
The Fashion Show
The House of Emerald walks first this week. We see the two groups on stage and rush into the evaluations.
Issac and Iman interview of teams
Issac and Iman congratulate both teams for being able to create a fashion show in 24 hours. They were impressed with both fashion shows. Now, they rip everyone apart.
They loved the necklines of House of Emerald which were sexy and observant of the models figures. The House of Nami’s collection fit the theme and used sophisticated fabrics. Two works were singled out. The spy dress of Eduardo and the sleek dress with a coat of Dominique. The model wearing the dress of Eduardo comes out. This is his second win so if he makes it to the finale he will have 1,000 extra dollars for cloth and supplies. He is exempt from being “out of fashion” next week also. Eduardo is asked to pick one person that is to leave their team even though they won again this week. He picks Calvin and explains that Calvin is new to him and he knows the others. Isaac feels that there are a couple of people who are riding on coattails.
Calvin is told to go to meet with the House of Emerald. The House of Emerald is shocked to see Calvin. They are told that they did not have a cohesive collection. Calvin’s dress is brought out and discussed in the group where on person is to be “out of fashion.” Isaac hates Calvin’s hemline which has a glimpse of purple under a black dress. He said he feels that it is awful and looks like it is falling apart. Cesar’s dress is hated by all of the judges. He is told that he was trying too hard. They had him take the cape off. Cindy’s dress was the best of the House of Emerald according to the judges, but they hated her red zipper in the back. Tamara’s outfit was called a swashbuckler by Iman. It does have a pirate look to it. Golnessa was told to step forward with Tamara. Iman said that her dress could have been created by Iman’s 9 year old daughter. The workmanship was poor. Isaac actually said that the dress could have been saved by Cindy’s suggestions in the interview during the work time. Cindy seems to be a rising star. Jeffry got the gym top comment from Iman. Isaac hated the open slits in the top. The judges liked Jeffry’s long purple skirt.
Tamara is told she is “out of fashion” by Iman. This must have been difficult for Iman to say because Issac was holding her hand when she said it. Tamara walks off. Calvin cries. Tamara goes back to hug him. They had an adversarial, but playful relationship and she was the only person to connect with Calvin on any level. Calvin asks if he can go home so Tamara can stay. Iman is impressed. Isaac tells Calvin that he should stay and try to win for Tamara. Tamara told us that she has been her own person since she was 10 years old (she grew up in projects) and that she was going to design for herself.
In the promos for next week, it looked like Calvin is back in House of Nami. We know now that the placement on teams is flexible and the producers will try to keep team numbers equal as they are sent home and “out of fashion.”
Patti Stanger meets Cinderella and Peter Pan
Patti has a meeting with Andrea, the attractive intern who gets screamed at every week. Patti’s goal is to teach Andrea the magic of matchmaking. Patti tells Andrea to go to interesting locations and look for attractive men and women, but not to actually find someone for herself. Andrea is to look in her gym, wine festivals, the Hamptons and shockingly (to Andrea) the Jersey Shore. Patti states that she is from Jersey and there are a lot of good places to find attractive people like Atlantic City.
Rachel is now the VP of finding millionaires willing to have their lives exposed and criticized by Patti Stanger on national TV for millions of people to laugh at. Jason, Rachel’s husband and gothic Renaissance man, tells us about PJ. PJ is 42 (Patti thinks 50 something, Jason says that it was sun damage that makes him look so old.) Jason has a couple of million dollars from a surfing camp that he ran for 10 years, but sold, and the money from a Florida house that was sold. He lives on a deserted island in the Bahamas that probably doesn’t cost him a lot to live on, and visits Jersey Shore where Patti looks for attractive people. Patty calls him adolescent and a big boy. I call him Peter Pan, but Patti wasn’t able to come up with that. Patti wants PJ to rearrange his priorities for love, self, and dog. It may be dog, self and self right now. His last “girl friend” was a “summer affair.” The girl was 26 and Patti states he is 43 (he was 42 in the introduction, but Patty forgot his age.) Patti states that this is a 20 years span. (Patti can not subtract without a paper and pencil.)
Our female millionaire, Cindy, tells us she has just over one million dollars. She was married and divorced with practically no money in the settlement. She has three 10 year relationships, the second ended when she did a spread for Playboy. She is a model for the cover of Romance novels and has had that job since she was discovered by Wilhelmina, herself, when she was 14 years old. She grew up in CT and visits her family home in the summer. Patty loves Cinderella and wants to help her. Patti thinks Cindy’s dog hates Cindy. (The dog is a blonde Ginger Zarin so maybe she does hate Cindy.) Patti begins the search for a Hugh Jackman in NYC. Cindy, 45, is willing to date a man in his 30s, 40, or 50s. Amazingly, Patti doesn’t rip her face off for the desire to date younger men as she has for other women in the past. I think Patti is playing the fairy godmother to Cinderella this week.
This week PJ gets the make over and there are no stones or therapists. Jason takes PJ for a hair cut. It not a Gothic salon so PJ looks better after being cleaned up and the sand removed from his hair. PJ gets a jacket and nice shirt also. No tie. Peter Pan did not want a tie.
We have Kimberly who likes tanning (and hopefully aging tanned beach bums,) outdoor sports, surfing, and relaxing. (Sound just like PJ to me.) We have a 23 year old Kelsey who is gorgeous and a model. She’s the test subject for age appropriateness this week.
Ruth is smart, hot and 43. She writes books and is a tech goddess. Yelena, a fashion stylist comes falling down drunk and the staff points that out to America. Now, here a wrench: Patti sees potential in PJ. Patti is looking for a millionaire for one of her best friends, Amy, from Florida. Amy loves the beach, has a hot body, and wants a man with lots of money. Patti contacts Amy for the mixer in NYC.
Now, we search for Hugh Jackman. We have Chad, a teacher who claims to write romance novels, but has never written a romance novel and seems to have a drug induced facial tic happening. He is sent home. Mike, 33, is the owner of a Private Surveillance business and makes $300,000 a year. Joel is an Interior designer. Eric is an investment banker with a 13 year old child. Michael teaches people about wine and he showed up in a suit with a purple tie. Patti hates his outfit and does not want to fuck him.
This week, it is a normal MM mixer with no special contests or tricks happening.
PJ is attacked by aggressive NY women and is frightened. Cindy is nice to the men and every thing seems to go well when she asks the men questions and shares about herself.
Short dates with two subjects
Cindy spends her date time with Eric and Mike. Eric is an investment banker with a 13 year old daughter. Cindy advises Eric to make up with his parents who he has no talked to in years. Cindy then meets with Mike, who is a body guard with a security company (description of his work changes here.) Mike, 33, mentions dog rescue to Cindy, 45, and a match is made in heaven. Mike does not mind that Cindy had a Playboy photo shoot ten years ago and wants to do it again.
PJ avoids the trap set with the 23 year old blond model, Kelsey, and asks to meet two women in their 40s. He will meet Ruth and Amy, Patti’s friend. Amy must have read Patti’s book. She shows up with straight blown out hair, a black dress with just the right amount of breast showing, and a willingness to do almost anything to mate a millionaire.
Patti was so happy when PJ chose her friend, Amy, a realtor from Florida, and she assures us that there was no bias involved in this process.
Candy land Birthday Party
Patti shows her maternal side with a visit to a birthday party for what looked like a one year old boy. She complains that the characters walking around the party have no genitals. One year olds have to learn some time, according to Patty. There is candy and cake.
Mike listens to Patti and he creates a fairy tale experience in Central Park for Cindy who is dressed is a flowing, chiffon dress. They ride in a horse drawn carriage with a driver who is not happy being filmed. They walk to a trio of string musicians who play as Mike twirls Cinderella in a dance. The only thing missing was glass slippers.
PJ disobeys Patti because he wants to show off his weighted board water skiing in the Hamptons. PJ wants to see Amy’s hot figure, which she shows us in short cut off with a tight tank top and later a black bikini. Amy puts on a scuba suit and almost tries the skiing, but chickens out and claps for PJ from the boat. PJ takes Amy for a picnic on the beach and it begins to rain. The blown out straight hair begins to frizz so Amy cuts the time and the filming. She has pull in this production.
Amazingly, both couples plan a second date. Amy likes PJ and really wants to marry a millionaire. I suspect Patti did a financial check and PJ probably has enough money to make this match. Cindy and Mike are seeing each other too.
Patti’s perfect record of failure ends this week with two successes.
Thank you again Quincy, I know how hard you worked on these, amazing!!! I’m shocked and saddened by Patti’s success this week, she completely blew her perfect record but 2 of 12 doesn’t sound like an “extremely high success rate” but I guess Bravo doesn’t require accuracy in advertising.
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