I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blogs – Millionaire Matchmaker / The Fashion Show
Our usual Wednesday morning treat! QuincyIL has provided the following blogs/recaps for Millionaire Matchmaker and for The Fashion Show. THANK YOU Quincy!!! Lynn~
Patti Stanger “Opposites Don’t Attract”
We open with another visit to fantastic sites in NYC. Patti loves to eat so we go to Little Italy with Dustin and Rachel to discuss marriage. Patti suggests a wedding in Central Park for the Gothic two some. Rachel agrees. Dustin changes the subject. Later, Patti meets with Andrea and Rachel to give them and the audience a lesson in chemistry and the attraction between men and women.
Our newest millionaire is Andrea, a 27 year old tee shirt line designer who sued a police officer after a conflict and used the 2.5 million dollars that the city paid for a clothing line with sexually aggressive statements on the front. Andrea is the mother of a three year old but has a masculine side to her. She requested a man that is not a douche bag. Patti believes Andrea needs to sexually soften. Patti states that women who are aggressive sexually do not find mates. (Remember last week, Patti told a man that he is not good enough for her show if she doesn’t want to fuck him.) Andrea’s dream man has a large penis.
Jordan, our millionaire, is 31 and has shiny ball syndrome. (ADD) He has 10 to 15 million dollars. When he was young he took a photo of a celebrity and sold it, now he runs an online company that does the same with great success. He wants a Latin looking, Jewish girl who does not have morning breath, is not higher than 5’6” in heels (he is tall when he stands on his money,) has a great personality (but a great body,) and is his soul mate. Patti thinks Jordan is a “loser boy,” but thinks she can change him.
Traveling in a car with the driver, Deshawn, Patti inappropriately discusses Jordon, her client.
Fly in the Ointment
This week Patti sends the two millionaires to lunch while she has a spy monitoring their body language and conversation. Dr. Lillian reports back that the two seemed to do well. Jason did focus and he didn’t take his blackberry. Andrea, however, did take charge and fix Jason’s drink glass, which he did not like. Patty reminds us that aggressive women never get husbands.
Bernadette was short, dark, looked like she had good breath, and wants desperately to marry a millionaire. She’s perfect. Lauren is short, a personal trainer (the good body Jordan wants,) a model, and a journalist. She is brunette and sexy. Several girls were too tall for Jordan. One girl seems disappointed that he is so short and Patti reminds her that he can stand on piles of money. The women are happy again.
The guy seems to fit the bill this week too. Several have tattoos. Greg has a “shit awful” look so Patti tells him to clean himself up. There is a two some of best friends that finish each others sentences. Patti wonders if they are gay. One has a mustache that seems to help him find women, but Patti doesn’t believe that. There are caterers, wardrobe stylists, chefs, and a guy who designs tee shirts and hopes to have a line asap
Patti tells Andrea to find more candidates in her fabulous data base.
It’s the two drink standard mixer with a Coney Island twist. Andrea picks one guy, Larry (tattoo man,) who designs tee shirts and used to be a cook and a chef. Patti sends in the two some for a shared second date. Larry throws a ball and wins a prize for Andrea. Andrea throws hard balls and sends the underwear wearing twosome into the dump tanks.
Of course, all of this was accidental. Andrea chooses tattoo man, Larry, for a date that Patti insists Larry be allowed to create.
Jordon tries to ask the gavel of women questions, but they move forward and he feels a tad intimidated. Finally, he has mini dates with Rosanna and Bernadette. He wins prizes for each lady. His date choice is Bernadette.
Larry takes Andrea to an outdoor restaurant patio that looks seedy, but was his former place of work. They have a lot in common including clubs the visit and friends in common. It seems that every thing goes quite well. Larry would like a second date.
Jordan gives Bernadette a helicopter ride over NYC to a winery for a lesson in wine drinking and a quiet dinner with great scenery. He is attentive and she is responsive. It looks like a match and it is. Bernadette states it this was the best first date that she ever had.
Review of Dates
Patti speaks to Larry on the phone and he liked Andrea and wanted to continue dating, but Andrea turned him down flat. It seems that Andrea is back with the father of her 3 year old little girl. (Patti should remember this and include it in her next book. Jealousy will sometimes make a man notice the mother of his child. Maybe Rachel needs to date another man so Dustin will ask her to marry him.)
Jordan and Bernadette are continuing to date. Jordan heeded Patti’s instructions and Patti found Jordan a woman who really wants to marry money. This is a match made in heaven.
(The theme “Opposites Don’t Attract” seems not to fit the subject this week. Where are the opposites? Andrea and Larry had a lot in common. Jason and Berndadette were matches in what they hoped for. I may be missing something, but I just don’t see it.)
The Fashion Show Week Four
Moving Fashion Forward in Plaids
The two teams wake up after completing a fashion show the night before to find notes from Iman. They are to go to 79th St. and Central Park which we learn is the Museum of Natural History. Calvin wonders if they are going to make fashions for dinosaurs. Dominique describes the shiny pointy object in the courtyard which has nine old metal boxes nearby. We are told the object is a time capsule that is to be opened in one thousand years. Each designer picks a metal box which is a time capsule containing historical objects, information, and pieces of plaid cloth. The concept if for the designers to create a fashion forward design based on the year given in their time capsule. Calvin loves plaid as his trendy young friends in Vietnam always wore plaid shirts, but Eduardo wonders out loud of people will be wearing plaid in the year 3,000. The team is to return to the studio to come up with designs for their collection in 30 minutes.
Sketches and Mood Boards
House of Emerald members tell us in interviews about their challenges. Golnessa has the year 1951. Jeffry has 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Cindy has 1961 with a blond wig for Marilyn Monroe. Cesar has 2001 which they feel will be difficult because it was the years they lost their freedom. When they look at the collection, it is Cesar who pulls the designs together. Isaac asked Emerald to simply their pallet and he takes a piece of pink cloth off their mood board. Isaac tells them that the designs are not cohesive and advises that the shape of the designs need to go together as well as the color.
House of Nami members discuss their boxes. Calvin has 1957 and loves it. He mentions “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Roman Holiday.” Rolando hates plaid and struggles with his concept. The team decided that gray metallic with a matching gray will be their forward looking concept. David and Rolando are singled out by the producers to discuss their plans. Last week, it seemed that Isaac felt these two members were the weakest links. David has 1982 with Michael Jackson. Rolando has 1969 with the Moon Landing.
Rolando complains non stop about the plaid requirement.
Design Day 1
House of Nima
Eduardo has immunity from his win last week, so he is going to be daring. Dominique wants to design for the “grunchey” female who is wearing her boy friend’s clothing. Calvin is working on a gray skirt which everyone loves. Calvin puts the skirt and high heels on and prances around for a fashion show of his own. Rolando says that he loves Calvin. Calvin responds, “I love me too.” Roland designs a gray dress with black piping that he cannot make to his own satisfaction or the teams satisfaction. He panics. His model is unhappy because she hates his design and will go home when he is “out of fashion.” With a few hours left, Rolando starts a new simple dress.
House of Emerald
Cindy is creating a 1960’s Jackie O (Jackie K really) bulky coat with a high color. Golnessa is making an A line skirt. She is struggling again this week with her sewing, but is happy with her design. Her skirt is ½ in. too short. Cesar is running all over helping everyone while making his own dress and later an extra design out of scraps so that the two houses have the same number of items for the fashion runway show. Cesar actually paints a plaid on white cloth for the final extra design.
The Fashion Show
Hair, makeup, and last minute catastrophes for both teams are described. Rolando is not finished with his dress and Golnessa’s zipper decides to fail. She has made a wrap and drapes it over the failed zipper in a way that will hide the imperfection from the judges.
Team Emerald is first on the runway. The time to view the runway show is short and it’s on to the judging and discussion.
Again Isaac and Iman praise both teams and love both fashion shows. The House of Emerald has its first win. Cesar was given credit for creating two looks, but Jeffrey’s dress wins the competition. He is given 500 dollars in the finale, but there is no mention of immunity for next week. Isaac wants Jeffrey’s dress for his next collection. Iman wants it for herself.
House of Nima suffers the first loss. Eduardo has immunity from last week, but the judges still love his dress. The judges love the risk taking design which reflects the disco era of 1976. Eduardo was inspired by a disco ball. The judges feel Calvin’s skirt is the best thing he has done so far, but a simple sweater would have been better than the over the top plaid and white blouse. They tell him to edit himself again. Dominique created her own plaid with the cloth used by others and chiffon over the top. She hated the plaid so she turned it into something she liked. She is a recent fashion school grad, but has great skills in design and in creating the design. The judges hate Rolando’s last minute dress. They also hate David’s jump suit. Rolando stands up for himself. David collapses’ until Dominique tells him to try to save himself. She hates it that she had to do that. There is a budding romance between David and Dominique with a lot of flirtation and touching as Dominique helps model for the dresses in production. (Cesar thinks they should get to work.)
Rolando of the House of Iman is “out of fashion.” He states that others have more experience, but he is going to be Rolando. That sounded a lot like Tameka last week. Of course, both are gone now.
At the end of the show, the promo from next week shows Teresa stating that a dress came from Scores. Caroline is in a green long dress. Dina said that Caroline looks like Peter Pan. (She does actually look like Peter Pan there.) Gretchen drew a design for a dress.
So put your record on next week even if you don’t watch “The Fashion Show.” I think you are going to want to see this one.
Thanks again Quincy – as always, GREAT JOB!
Many readers will know our regular poster here, Boston02127
who has been an incredible contributor to the blog but more important has been
a wonderful friend to everyone here.
Yesterday I got the following email from her:
Dear Lynn, I haven’t been on the blog for a few days. On Sunday night at about 2 A.M. the hospital called here and said we should come. My mother has developed pneumonia due to her swallowing problems because of the PSP. They have been letting me stay there with her. This afternoon they moved her to a section of the hospital called Comfort Care. There will be no more meds, needles, etc. She has a living will, her wishes are not to be “picked & poked at”. They had her on Adavan to comfort her and have started her on a morphine drip at about 4 today and she
is resting comfortable. The past 2 days were awful. I can’t even explain what she’s been thru without crying more.
I came home a little while ago, two of my aunts and her brother are with her now. They told me to go home and sleep a little & shower, etc. (I can’t sleep) I’m going to go back over there at about 8-ish. They told me in the Comfort Care unit that she will pass quietly (without suffering) within the next 48 hours.
You can let the girls know & prayers for the next few days are so needed. I’ll e you later in the week.
As many of you know Boston has been caring for her ill mother for a long time and we’re all praying for her as she goes through this horrible time. We’ve offered in the past to send her a little financial support from all of us but she has turned us down each time.
And so today, Had Enough! Made a great suggestion, since Boston’s mother is suffering from PSP, we can make a donation in Boston’s name to the charity that supports and researches a cure for PSP. I will collect the donations and send the funds to the charity in Boston’s name. I will forward Boston the names of the donors and their contribution unlessotherwise requested.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause in Boston’s
name, please send contributions to me via Paypal: RHSmith355@Gmail.com and please put “Boston” in the comment section. If you would prefer to send a check, email me and I will send you instructions on how to do that.
Thank you to all of you on behalf of Boston for all of your
well wishes and prayers.
Until Next Time…