I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – Quincy IL
Millionaire Matchmaker / The Fashion Show
The Fashion Show Week Seven
This week we have “Civil Union.” The cast mates are physically and mentally exhausted. Dominique has been separated from David who was “out of fashion” and sent home. She sleeps in David’s bed. On a rooftop, Dominique shares her pain with Eduardo. They have become friends. She is in tears. Calvin is angry. Dominique sent him to the other house to be judged for elimination and he feels she stabbed him in the back. He goes through a list of his fellow cast members other than Cindy saying something negative about each of them.
A note is slipped under the door. Jeffrey says, “It is fashion mail.” He reads the note and they are to go to 172 Norfolk St. to meet with Iman. Four of them fit into a car with a GPS that understands English words. Jeffrey drives to what appears to be an old Christian Church. Inside there is an altar and Iman stands there with a little boy in a tuxedo. Iman tells us that this building is used for weddings and fashion shows. Iman says that “one of the rites of passage is the creation of a bridal collection.” Only 6 designers remain. Iman tells them to take a ring from the little boy’s bag as they will be joined in pairs this week. Note the name of the episode: “Civil Union.” Civil has two meanings here civil as in civil marriage and civil as in able to get along. No one wants to be in a civil union with Calvin and Calvin does not want to be in a civil union with any team mates. They take rings. Calvin goes first and says, “Holy Matrimony.” Calvin and Cindy get gold. Dominique and Jeffrey get diamond. Cesar and Eduardo get platinum. Cindy is freaking out. Dominique says this is “lovey, dovey challenge.”
Now, Iman presents the brides and grooms. The doors open and Cindy tells us that there is a pair of men and the rest are women. Calvin and Cindy are to design for the men, Eric and Paul. Cesar and Eduardo are to design for Johanna and Andrea. Jeffrey and Dominique are to design for Bridget and Christina. This is another challenge designing for real people with real figures. Iman tell us that this is the most important outfit for the six getting married. Cindy does not know how to make men’s clothes.
The designers have 30 minutes to meet with their clients. Eduardo has a handle on his design from the first moment. The couple does not want white at all. The taller red head with curls would like mustard. The thinner, slightly shorter partner would like a tailored look. The couple has been together six years and they would like a “house party of love” theme. Cesar and Eduardo refine that to a “martini theme.” Cesar feels his customer is a “dandy.” Jeffrey and Dominique love their couple who wants a Costa Rican beach themed wedding. There will be a simple dress with no lace and no bows because neither of the couple likes dresses. The jacket of the other design will be “a cute cropped jacket.” Calvin and Cindy are in a mess. Their male couple would like a Korean Wedding, but Korean wedding garments are very bright colors. The men are large according to both Calvin and Cindy. They want to make them look slimmer. Cindy measures her client and his waist is 48 inches. She designs for people with 24 inch waists so she doesn’t know where to start. Calvin argues with the clients and with Cindy nonstop. He doesn’t know what Korean wedding clothes look like, doesn’t like bright colors, doesn’t like working with clients, doesn’t like working with partners, and is going to do what he wants to do.
Mood Board Presentation
Isaac arrives and he knows that they are working in pairs. He meets with Jeffrey and Dominique first. He likes their beach photos on the mood board. He feels that Dominique’s dress is “plain” and needs something “sparkly.” She will line with gray.
Jeffrey has a fancy back, but Isaac tells him that will not be seen so he needs to work on the tailoring of the jacket. They only have 24 hours. Cesar explains that his client has not chest and is like a “board.” Jeffry is going to make a jacket that is long and slim. Dominique will have a low back for her gown. The other pairs present ideas for a martini wedding and a Korean wedding.
Cindy says, “Dios ,mio.” She has not designed for men since her junior year in college. Calvin is making a white Kimono as a pattern and he thinks it is ready for a “Kung Fu movie.” The others seem to have few problems. Cesar tell us that “these couples have no rights so gay marriage is the next step in the solidifying of their legal rights.” Then Cesar teases Jeffrey because Jeffrey is a virgin. Cesar says Jeffrey will become “a whore.” Jeffrey is embarrassed. Cindy’s jacket is not hanging correctly. She is leaving the arm length unfinished and Calvin’s input is not being accepted by Cindy. Calvin says that his “Kimono great…don’t want to offend…Korean inspired.”
Eduardo feels his dress’s tone and color is “spot on” for his red headed client. Dominique love the way her dress hangs. Cesar has several cloth patterns for his client. She takes paisley for her slacks, but he wants stripes. Both patterns have the bold colors that the client asked for. Calvin is at war with his client. Calvin says, “I am not a seamstress..go to China. I do what I wanted!” Cindy says she will never forget this challenge. Her suit does not fit. She struggles.
Cindy’s jacket is way too tight. She takes a scissors and cuts the back seam. Calvin helps her take it apart to re-sew ever seam at the last minute.
The Fashion Show
Rachel Zoe and Johnny Weir are our two guest judges. The show begins with the beach wedding attire from Dominique and Jeffrey. The white dress walks and the client has a radiant smile. The short beach suit walks next. The client looks happy. Eduardo’s mustard dress looks beautiful on his client and she plays the role that he asked to play on stage. Cesar’s client also seems happy to be on stage. Both clients have red shoes. Calvin’s client smiles and walks on to the stage. Dominique’s client walks, but his suit has wrinkles.
All six of the designers are on stage. Isaac says that the judges loved the concept of couples. The judges want to speak to their clients to see if they like their wedding attire. The beach wedding is discussed first. The judges felt that the cloths could be found on a rack. Johnny Weir would have liked these designs “to be over the top.” He also feels they “need to be more structural.” Dominique feels that they listened to their customers. The judges want them to balance listening with what they know to be more dramatic. Calvin’s explanation of why he did not listen to the customers seems to be taken well by the judges, but they remind him “to show confidence, not arrogance.” Eric, Calvin’s client told the judges that the design was not Korean. The judges hate Cindy’s tailored jacket and slacks. Cindy says that she wanted to slim her client, but the judges continue to point out flaws. Rachel Zoe says that the cloth of the pants and jacket don’t match and that is her pet peeve about designer suits. The judges love Eduardo’s dress and feel it is the perfect length and that the shape works for his client. The two designs chosen for the final judging are Eduardo’s mustard cocktail length dress and Dominique’s long beach bridal dress. Dominique wins even thought she had immunity from her win last week. She has $500 extra in the finale if she makes it there. Calvin is told he became “bridezilla.” Cesar’s pants should have been plaid or stripe, not paisley. Cesar’s bow tie was too large for his petite client. Calvin and Cindy are standing alone on the stage. Cindy is “out of fashion.” She cries and hugs Iman as she leaves the stage.
Patti Stanger Commitment “Phobe” and “Plumpty Dumpty”
Patti is still in New York City, but she tells us that her time there is almost over. We see Patti with Dr. Allen Hirsh in another sex seminar with men and women this time. They are teaching the group about aphrodisiacs. Patti calls the subject, “Smellology.” Women are attracted to men with the smell of licorice and cucumbers. Men are attracted to women with the smell of lavender and pumpkin pie.
The staff meets to present Patti with this week’s millionaires. Dustin describes Robin as a 33 year old publicist with her own firm. Robin loves the color pink. Dustin then describes Robin as “chunky.” Patti goes ballistic. She says, “No offense. This is a large size woman.” Patti makes a number of faces that show her displeasure with the way Robin looks. Robin requests a Matthew McConaughey (who Patti calls Italian.) Patti says Matthew is ruggedly handsome. Robin’s last relationship was with a hunky cute guy, but he was dumb. Robin would like a Jewish boyfriend and children. Patti makes more faces and off camera tells us that she will look for a five for Robin. Robin has 1.7 million dollars and is confident that she can have a ten. Robin has two Pomeranian dogs which she loves to take to dog parks. Robin takes good care of her dogs so she wants children. Robin requests a 6 ft plus man with blue eyes. Robin agrees to Patti’s rules of no sex before monogamy.
John is a 45 year old, never married man who buys and sells heavy equipment for export. He has 8 million dollars. His last relationship ended when his girl friend (after 3 months) was talking about marriage. He would like someone energetic, fun, and someone who he could have a good time with. Patti calls John a commitment “phobe” to his face and seems upset. John feels he is a great catch and “the Last of the Mohegans,” but he is Italian. He wants “a partner in life” and “a partner in crime.” He is looking for a soul mate. In an interview, John tells us that meeting Patti was like being hit by a train. Patti tells John that a woman wants to get married and that a woman should never give a guy more than one year of her time before a ring. John wants a brunette like Sandra Bullock.
For Robin, Patti hopes to get average men who will accept her for herself. Each of the men is asked if they like “curves.” Some understand what Patti means, other are confused. Charlie prefers curves. Luke, a looker, has never dated a woman with curves, but he wants to date a millionairess so he is willing to do anything. Shawn told Patti that he is black so …. Everyone laughs. Robert is an actor who lives in a halfway house and seems to be an indigent. Patti kicks him out. She has rules. Luke is gorgeous, blond, a plumber and Jewish. Patti tells him that Robin is size 24 and he doesn’t know what that means. Patti tells Luke that Robin shops at Lane Bryant and he still doesn’t get it. Luke does not like dogs. Luke is the test as he has nothing in common with Robin. Anthony is perfect for Robin according to Patti. He is large and a five. He is a retired NYC police officer from the canine division.
For John, Patti will look for a dark, sultry woman who is fabulous. Dana a pole dancing/stripping instructor fascinates Patti because Patti has just taken a pole dancing/stripping class with the company that employs Donna, 34 years old. They are both on the floor doing a demonstration, but it is Patti’s spread eagle position that seems to be the focus of the camera. Fortunately, she has slacks on. Sophia, 30, is in the business of extreme sports. Dana is 36 and a cocktail waitress in New Jersey.
Patti decides that this week she will hold a large mixer so she calls in a large number of men and women for the event. Robin is drinking more than her two drink minimum. She is using a straw to drink wine which Patti has never witnessed before. Patti wants to vomit when she watches Robin. She sends Dustin to give Robin instructions concerning the questions Robin is to ask. Robin seems to like men. She smiles and giggles. She tells them about her pink apartment. Patti think Robin’s face is getting red and that a box of crayons exploded in her face.
John has listened to Patti and is serious about his quest to find a soul mate. He tries to find out something about each of the women. He pleases Patti.
John’s mini dates go well. He likes Annie who is rarely free as she is a serial monogamous. She likes animals and is willing to try anything new. Dana the cocktail waitress is Italian like John and he is happy about this. Robin does poorly in the mini dates. Patti feels she is flirting outrageously with the men.
Robin chooses Luke, the hunk and plumber who has never dated a large woman before, but who wants to be with a millionairess. He takes her for a bike ride. Robin complains that she hasn’t been on a bike since she was 15 years old. In an interview, Luke said that she doesn’t want to move, walk, or ride a bike. Robin plans and pays for an $150 a piece dinner cruise where she loves being with Luke and tells him that she will buy him an expensive car and motorcycle. Robin touches Luke’s muscles, nipples, and almost his crotch. Luke tells us he is thinking of the car and motorcycle in an interview. Luke would like money for his own business and for a second business with his best friend. Robin says that she will help him.
John and Dana hit it off. They ride horses and he makes sure she has a lesson on an older, well trained horse before they trail ride. They go slow. She does great and John was a great teacher. They go to a wonderful dinner and find that they really like each other. John feels that he has never met someone that he liked so quickly. Dana also really clicks with John
John is extremely happy with Patti’s service and wants to continue dating Dana. Dana wants to date John. It appears to be a good match.
Patti meets with Robin at Patti’s apartment. Dustin is there. Patti thinks Robin needs “Shock Therapy.” Robin wants to continue dating Luke and admits that she offered to buy him things. Luke wants money. They date a few more times before it is over.
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