Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Reactions to "Makeover"

Post 'em here, kids!

76 comments:

go mighty orbots said...

Kara, why didn't you say something!!!

Katey said...

I don't even want to talk about it. My favorite reality show contestant in history has been axed for seriously unfair reasons. Jumpsuit? Seriously.

phil313 said...

I'm totally bummed that Nick got aufed tonight. So, his suit for Daniel wasn't the best-constructed, but Santino's jumpsuit for Kara was ill-fitting and FALLING APART! Daniel played it safe, and the judges feel he coasted it on this one. Lucky him, indeed, for the immunity. Chloe's pinstripe vest for Nick was adorable, and I WANT ONE for myself! Kara was robbed--she probably went more out on a limb on Santino's outfit than Chloe's for Nick, cute as it was.

phil313 said...

And what was with the weird voiceover as Heidi critiqued each designer? It sounded like it was added on in editing. Something's fishy.... ;)

Bettie Bloodshed said...

I'm glad liers win out.


Santino has been gaining respect in my eyes, but he just lost all of it.


For goodness sake.

That was the last straw.

I am so glad Daniel calls him out on it next week.

stacy said...

I'm so shocked. That was the worst elimination ever. Even Santino knew he should have been out did you see him? I can't believe he said Kara was backstage jumping around in that thing! She was a statue glued into it! Grrrrrr

Chloe did a great job & at least Nick looked better than ever! Hey I'm trying to look at it like this - he is obviously already doing well!

Santino annoyed me to no end - and i was starting to root for him after the last 2 playful episodes. But to try to take credit for Kara's design by saying he gave her too many tips...then blame her for not walking well enough in the jumpsuit he designed...that's just too much.

KCF said...

I love Nick, but I did think he deserved to be in the bottom 2. The suit was unfinished and puckery. I disliked Santino's more, however, and this is definitely a case of the producers keeping the personality (though that stylist saved Santino's butt, too...). As much as I loved Chloe's, I would have liked to see Kara win. She is truly coming through in the end game.

marianne said...

Agreed. Worst elimination EVER.

I don't understand why they randomly gave immunity in the last challenge. But that's beside the point. Santino lied on the runway, the sleeve was falling off, and Kara was uncomfortable. It's upsetting that he can get away with this, and other things such as creating an ice skating outfit that looks like a chicken.

In the end... it's a reality TV show.

Matthew said...

I'm so digusted right now I can't even comment.

That should tell you everything you need to know regarding what I thought about tonight's bogus auf'ing.

Grrr.

heykar said...

kfc, I agree with almost everything except that I think Nick deserved to be aufed. The suit was a mess and looked like Saturday Night Fever (which Tim also said on his blog.)
Thought Kara was right on. Chloe was safe, but very, very well sewn and she deserved the win....Daniel's dress for Chloe wasn't pretty and wasn't Chloe. Santino's mess of a catsuit at least had some interesting details, like the cuffs if you ignore that the whole sleeve was ready to fall off.

Shana said...

I'm really bummed out. I love Nick! I'm so sick and tired of Santino getting a pass every week.
I don't know a single woman who would be caught dead in that jumpsuit. Very disappointing.

Huda said...

I am heartbroken. It seems like PR's Fashion Week will be "unofficial" without Nick! I acknowledge that he did decompose somewhat after losing Tarah. Inspiration and Garden Party were not his best work. But to lose tonight against the fugliest jumpsuit ever. . .that's just wrong.

amg said...

Will Santino be this year's decoy and will Kara be this year's Long Shot?

Katey said...

"In the end... it's a reality TV show."

Yeah, you'd be surprised at how often I have to consciously remind myself of that fact.

beagleboy said...

aaaaarrrrgggghhhh-Nick is out!?!?
His suit vs. a falling apart JUMPSUIT!? C'mon! So unfair...he should've sent Dan V down the runway in just the pants and the scarf-then Kors would have been too distracted to realize the suit was 'puckered'-and I didn't think Kara's cleaned up Santino was anything special-Chloe kicked it for Nick, though-he looked amazing!

stacy said...

Tim's Take is up!

bethanne said...

santino was hot in kara's outfit. seriously. and it was pulled off well.

i'm sad that nick had to leave. i really was. i about cried a bit, but seriously, the color was a little off. and you can see the ripples. poor nick. i'll miss him. :(

phil313 said...

"a reality show" indeed. Maybe I should've stopped with "The Swan." At least with that show, I could never be disappointed...because all the contestants ended up looking like clones of each other! Who could TELL which one won?

Robin said...

I guess it is a sign that the producers are pretty clever and have a good thing going since we're all hooked. And even though we're hacked off that Santino got another pass, we'll keep watching. I just don't understand the double standard. If bad sewing counts against you--it was the reason Zulema was aufed-then why doesn't Santino's bad sewing count? Maybe Nick's design had some problems (okay--lots of problems) but Daniel still looked hot in it. As I said in my recap on my blog--shameless plugging here--how do you make Kara look fat? Yet Santino managed it. He must have been abused by a female at some time in his life for him to have such deep-seated hostility toward women, that jumpsuit was HIDEOUS.

Liza said...

Santino designed a woman's outfit, yes poorly done, but a woman's outfit for a woman. Nick designed a woman's suit for a man, I think that's why he's gone.

And why is it Santino is good enough for comic relief for everyone, but that's it. I don't think it's okay to use someone to break tension and make you laugh, then turn on them. And if you recall Santino tried to make peace with Nick, Nick gave no forgivenss - just attitude.

And Kara did well because Santino assisted her. The plaid details that looked so nice, his idea along with the other fabrics and the pants Nina liked.

nsa said...

So I had this visceral reaction to the show tonight, so had to design a mini-button to vent my frustration.

http://www.cafepress.com/nsa009

R24 said...

What a f*ck%$# MESS of tonight's episode!!
The judges sent Nick home. When it came down to Nick and Santino, they were the last two standing.
Big Ole Mess has been a longtime fan of this show. However, tonight was a BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG OLE MESS!!!!!!!!!
Santino designed a jumpsuit for crying out loud. One that made Kara look like a sack of potatoes. She looked like she was constricted and could not move. OMG!!! Oh, wait. SHE COULDN'T!! In fact, when she did move her left sleeve popped off and it barely stayed on. The fact that the trim was glued and the jumpsuit was FUGLY. Did we mention fugly!!! SANTINO IS A MESS, MESS, MESS!!! We loved the fact that last year's winner, JAY, stated what we all feel. We hope they can your ass Santino!!

Kara, you should have spoken up!! C'mon GIRL!! Santino is LUCKY as hell to STILL be in the competition. His attitude and his last few attempts at fashion COMPLETELY SUCK!! The fact that the guest judge loved that fugly ass jumpsuit is embarrassing. Shout out to Nick.....you took a risk and at least the outfit you made for Daniel was presentable and nothing fell off.
Yup....it is a reality show but screw the ratings!! IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN TIME TO GO FOR SANTINO!!

Note to Nina, Michael Kors and Heidi Klum...........YOU HAVE TO GOT TO SEND SANTINO PACKING!! He is killing the show and destroying the other contestants.

Nick.....BIG OLE MESS loves you and we say that you are going to come out of the show smelling like roses. You are truly talented, genuine and well grounded. The suit you made for Daniel was great. We hate that the judges did what they did. You were our pick for the final 3. The show without you is just NOT THE SAME!!! The judges are a mess for sending Santino home and yes WE ARE PISSED OFF!!

Hopefully we will meet you one day so you can sign our "Project Runway Barbie".

PROJECT RUNWAY SUCKS WITHOUT NICK!!!!!

www.bigolemess.com

Serena said...

I AM SO ANGRY AHHHHH!

AHHHHHHH!!

Seriously, Nick did not deserve to go. HE DID NOT DESERVE TO GO. WHAT THE HECK! Okay, I agree with the judges that it was quite a feminine outfit, and the material wasn't the best choice. But it was FINISHED and it LOOKED GOOD.... Santino's was (a)literally falling apart and (b) fitted Kara HORRIBLY and (c) HE LIED!!! "We were...uh...jumping around...and it popped off...yeah..." asd;flkj

I don't understand how the judges thought the jumpsuit looked good on Kara; I thought it was a terrible fit.

Honestly, the producers obviously just want Santino to get to the final three. He's squeaked by in the lingerie episode and the ice skating episode, when his designs were completely off the mark; during the lingerie episode, Franco sacrificed himself, so I won't blame the producers for that one. But the ice skating one? Yeah, okay, Emmett's was boring, but at least it fit the bill for what a figure skater needs.

...But this episode? I just can't see how they could let Santino be in over Nick. I just don't see it. Yes, Nick's design was feminine, but Santino's was the opposite; he obviously was not thinking about the woman that was going to wear it. Kara was uncomfortable and the jumpsuit did NOT "show off her curves" as the judges put it...it was scrunchy all over the place. Yes, Nick's design showed his wrinkles...UHH...were they LOOKING at Santino's?! Scrunchy and wrinkled. Furthermore, Nick's design, though feminine, looked good Daniel; he achieved that "dandy, European" look he was going for. Santino's fitted Kara terribly AND it was unfinished and falling apart AND HE FREAKING LIED!!!

....sigh... :(

Serena said...

I just saw the videos; I'm so glad Nick left happy: "This is the way I would want to leave"--laughing. That makes this a little better. Le sigh!

P.S. Chloe's imitation of Andrae is HILARIOUS! :D

Liza said...

It's like I did not watch the same show everyone else did. Santino pushes, and tests, and then pushes some more with designs and with people. Nick revamped old designs, and did do his fair share of pushing people too - but Nick's "cute" and "loved" and Santino is called names...

Santino attempted to mend the situation with Nick, Nick refused.

I saw the bonus video where they all gathered around, in Santino's presence and laughed at his design, oh yes, what a bunch of well rounded, mannered, kind adults. NOT.

Nick is gone, good, one who designs a woman's suit for a man should go. Construction errors can be addressed, but bad choices are just that, bad lavender fabic.

Lorill said...

Project Runway has lost credibility as being a venue for serious designers. Santino makes great TV, but honestly! Any self-respecting woman would NEVER wear grey jumpsuit that fit so tightly, even couture - please! But I could see a man wearing Nick's design.

Shevawndruke said...

I'm sorry, did you see the ice skating outfit and the lingerie episodes? santino isnt all hes cracked up to be. Santinos designs all look over designed and just plain horrible.

Nick on the other hand, while his designs are somewhat similar to eachother, at least they arent an ugly mess...

Nick doesnt need heidi klum anyways...he can make it on his own...

Liza said...

Designs that are different looking - like deconstructed designs - add to the whole of what fashion offers, again - Kors has mentioned it...is it better to play it safe and same or risk it and take the chance you go too far, better to go to far if you ask me, otherwise nothng changes

Shevawndruke said...

but as nina said... things need to be asthetically pleasing...

Charlotte Mittnacht said...

If Santino can dish it out, he should be able to take it. Yeah, the designers all laughed at his design --- because it was ridiculous!! Santino has said WAY worse, snottier things to the other designers in the past, and even during this one (saying "You can't polish a turd," to Chloe as she's working on her outfit for Nick, for instance.) And as far as Santino trying to make it up to Nick, it seemed like Nick was all, "Too little, too late." Nick didn't start up with the silent treatment until Santino started in with mimicking everything Nick said, as he was saying it. If it had been me in Nick's place, it would've been all I could do to not gouge out Santino's eyes with pinking shears, cause dude, that is seriously annoying.

I think that people who like Santino give him a pass on all his crappy behavior, and when someone else on the show finally is fed up and reacts with anger or frustration, the Santino cheerleaders act SHOCKED, SIMPLY SHOCKED that anyone could dare say anything SO MEAN to their beloved Santino. He's a jerk, plain and simple.

Dorian Saintier said...

I think it is weird that they canned Nick for botching a MAN's outfit when once again Santino botched a WOMAN's outfit. Isnt it a women clothes competition ?
The voiceovers were heavy in this episode and they clearly were there to try to make more sense of their decision. That she pointed out FOR THE FIRST TIME the number of past wins in the voiceover clearly means they were justifying their choice post mortem.
If number of win means anything why is Kara here and why would Daniel have been canned ?

Plumbum said...

NOT A HAPPY CAMPER HERE!!!

Kara...I still love you and all, but it was a TOTAL mistake that you didn't open your mouth. I mean, your SUIT was GLUED TO YOUR THIGHS!!! YOUR ARMS WERE FALLING OFF!!!
THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAID!!!!

ARIGAKARJKGHA!!!!

(I actually shed a tear when he was let go...i am sooo sad)

I don't even know what to say anymore. Except ARGHAKGJ!!


Oh, am I the only one who thinks that Daniel looked HOT in his outfit? Fabulous! The man is GORGEOUS!!

AB said...

ntShame on you Nina, Michael, and Heidi!!! Santino played you!

PurseDeals said...

Straight up ridiculous!

Nick was always my favorite. But it was obvious that he was going home tonight. The most cocky, confident designer who thinks they have an advantage always goes. Last week, Andre thought he was in the frontrunning because he worked in a flower shop. And this week, poor Nick, who claims to have designed for men before, is gone.

Kara killed Nick! She should have admitted that the stupid outfit was glued on her, and it was something she would never ever wear.

My favorites always die off in reality shows. I don't even know why I'm watching American Idol anymore, my favorite always goes out in 6th place.

asiangirl said...

As I agree with everyone.. and cannot stop shaking my head..

I was really sad about the way everyone was portrayed.. I didn't like everyone fighting.. I guess Andrae was really the glue.. cuz the guys are at cold war without him...

And it seemed like it was everyone against Santino.. I know his stuff was unfinished..
But both Nick and Santino helped Chloe and Kara with their outfits.. Nick helped chloe with menswear fitting. Santino helped Kara with her outfit too.. unfortunately they both got bit with arrogant bugg.. and couldn't finish their own..

Is my interpretation off? I mean.. are the editors dictating a story? or is this what really happened? need to see the reunion show!!!

folkform said...

The main problem I have with this show right now, especially after watching this episode, is that everything that I hear about why certain people get eliminated are never seem to apply when it comes to Santino. Guadalupe went too far in her Nikki Hilton dress and didn't consider the customer. Think about Santino's Sasha Cohen dress. Zulema was eliminated for making an unfinished dress. His jumpsuit for Kara was falling apart on the runway! I've said before, after seeing that disclaimer in the credits, I'd love to see the interaction between the producers and judges.

JRT said...

hey liza, i know you are defending santino, and that is okay with me. but i just want to say one thing. the designers did not turn on santino. santino made extremely rude comments about the designers and their work, but then wants to play it off like he was just joking. it was uncalled for and very sophomoric. he has no tact whatsoever. and although he claims his designs are 'outside the box' they are just a mess of garbled up fabric. anyway, he made it to the final 4 whether he deserved to or not.

leopardrose said...

I just hope Uncle Nick pops by BPR so he can see how much we all love him. *muah* I really got teary when he was auf'ed. What a travesty. :(

jignome said...

I feel like a pair of scissors were jabbed in my side! Nick... come back!!!!!!! I seriously almost cried.

Here are my short comments:
Phew, Daniel V had immunity. Yay for Chloe and her win!! Finally!
Kara is soooooooo close to getting "das boot". I'm surprised as how much her outfits have improved over the show. I keep getting flustered when Santino's name comes up.

Ah... Nick come back!!!

Karla said...

I'm an American living in Norway, just having returned here after two months in the US over Christmas. I got to see the first 5 episodes of PR back home and now I'm back here in Norway and I am BUMMED I'm missing it all! yeah I can get the podcasts and the websites/blogs,etc., but ARG! I'm going through withdrawal! I look forward to Thursday mornings so I can find out what happened.

Thanks for this blog and the info. It's hard to be addicted to a show and then have to go cold turkey.....

And, I agree, judging by the pictures, Santino's jumpsuit sucked, (garage mechanic, anyone?) but oh my does Daniel V have a hot little bod or what?

freeclimb said...

I fell asleep before the elimination (can you believe it?), and I'm not a Santino fan, but Santino DID save Kara's design! He chose the fabric and saved her from herself at the fabric store. He also edited virtually every element of the design, at the expense of his own. I didn't love the jumpsuit, but there were certain design elements that I liked. & Nick, you will be missed.

DolceLorenzo said...

Here's my problem with the way they're handling the show this season:
As Zulema said once: "this is a competition and you cannot make a mistake." Well, Santino made SEVERAL and managed to stay. Many left for the same reasons he was allowed to stay. When you have judges and Heidi saying:"I'm ready to give Santino my aufwiedersehen" and he gets to stay, it's very disappointing and quite frankly, dishonest and direspectful. Viewers and, above all, fan of this how, are NOT stupid.
I don't care if Santino is an utter [censored] or if Nick is a sweetheart or vice versa, it should be about who did good and who did bad THAT PARTICULAR EPISODE.
Well, producers, watch out, they might bite you in the behnd. I'm not so ure I'll be watching it next season.

The Scarlett said...

I'm just so sad about Nick. He tried to be ambitious (as per Tim's warnings) and he tried to avoid being a one-note. Was it entirely successful? No. But at least it looked like it fit Daniel. Kara's was ill-sewn and ill-fit.

I love Nick and I feel like part of the heart of this show just left.

phil313 said...

Okay, so my visceral reaction to Nick's auf-ing last night was purely out of shock. Now that I've had some time to think about it, I've calmed down. Sure, he designed a very feminine suit for Daniel, but consider the model. It's not as though Daniel's some sort of chiseled Adonis. It gave him a "randy dandy" sort of look, and it was great. Unfortunately, it was poorly constructed, and if the judges are using that as rationale for auf-ing someone, as they did Zulema, then that's fair. That said, then, it should've been a double-auf-ing because Santino's was just as poorly constructed. Not to mention the fact that he flat out lied to the judges, saying that Kara had been jumping around in her skin-tight, busting-at-the-seams catsuit backstage, right after instructing her to stand still so it doesn't tear at the seams! In the end, Nick's gone, but we've seen that he's doing JUST FINE for himself, so wish him well, and may the best designer (Chloe, Kara, Daniel?) win!

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Scarlett

This is exactly what my husband said last night.

"They give Nick sh*t for not being ambitious and then vote him off for being too ambitious - how is that fair?"

We were both a little teary eyed last night.

I try not to let personality become a part of my judging and personality aside, I can't understand how Nick was offed before Santino. His jumpsuit was just awful. I'd have rather seen Kara made into a beautiful society girl, rather than a trashy 80's figure.

Mango de Mallorca said...

Boo. I can't believe how they keep concocting one lame excuse after another to keep Santino on. Sure, he makes great reality tv by making Omarosa look like a lamb. But isn't this show supposed to be about designs? He should have been eliminated a long time ago.

AJ said...

I'm really upset that Nick is out, he was my favorite from day one, and rarely disappointed me.

I'm just going to comment on Santino right now and how the producers keep saving him for entertainment value. I like Santino, I really do. I think his creativity and vision are rare, but throughout the competition, he's possessed major execution problems that don't get addressed because he's great TV.

I defended him in the two previous challenges (lingerie and ice skating) where he should have been "aufed" because I felt as though his execution problems may have been forgivable in the wake of Daniel F's and Emmett's lack of ambition. I didn't particularly agree with the decision that he stayed and these guys did not, but I could at least relate to the idea of them not being ambitious enough.

That was all shattered this week. As much as I like Daniel F and Emmett, I am seriously partial to Nick, so that may play a part in my attitude at this point. However, I like to think that I am able to be objective. Nick got completely scr*wed here. He was aufed for being too ambitious. What do the judges want exactly?! I'd love to see it in writing just to clarify things because I'm confused here.

IMO, Santino's design was terrible for Kara. On top of that, the execution was bad and the construction was horrible. My dog could have sewn it better. Like I said, I like Santino, but he REALLY messed up last night and was kept because the producers wanted to keep him.

That brings me to the fact that I feel as though the producers are now insulting my intelligence. I feel as though the viewers of this show are relatively well-educated and knowledgable of fashion. We don't need a "character" to keep us interested. I would rather watch someone with a great personality who can design well, then see someone who is typically considered "good tv".

I understand them keeping Santino through the lingerie challenge since he makes good tv. I even understand them keeping him during skating...as classy as Emmett is, he's not as interesting to watch. At this point in the competition though, the people watching are loyal viewers. I think that we would be much more entertained by a top three who will really challenge each other for the win, then someone who the producers push on us because the producers think they are entertaining. This is no longer necessary to keep me interested. It never was.

Anyway, sorry this is soooo long! Hope I wasn't too biased. I just wanted to express how I think the producers are playing this show out like any other reality show. It's not about who is good for ratings right now...the ratings will come from a good competition. *sigh*, I miss Nick:(

DolceLorenzo said...

Well said, aj.
The producers have to let the competition run its course. Yes, create your little drama, your Wendys, Jays and whoever else keeps the viewer tuned in, but in the end, you have to respect the viewer, you have to give us what we're here for. A clean competition among talented people.

Nayland said...

Yes Santino's thing was a mess -but the real shocker for me was Kara: the challenge was MAKEOVER - what Kara did was make slipcovers: the same clothes Santino always wears in different fabrics. She even allowed him to advise her on trim. The reason his outfit for her was unfinished was that he worked harder on hers for him. She has been consistanlty clueless, dithering and visionless. There's a reason she hasn't won a challenge. She should have left last night, not Nick

voxqueror said...

i can't begin to count the things wrong with this episode...if it's a makeover, and your auf-ing is determined by what you design for the other designer, why in the world was santino so worried about what he would end up wearing on the runway? if he looked bad, kara would be auf-ed and not him, so his apparently constant interference with her design, her fabric choice, etc. just worked to his disadvantage. as a competitor, it didn't seem like a very smart move at all.

and i have to wonder, just how much help did santino give kara? the judges seemed to mostly comment on the fabrics that she used...which he helped pick. in particular, i'm thinking of the madras pant.

now let's get down to real business...what was up with what santino said on the runway about kara jumping up and down in her outfit. no woman glued into an outfit would be jumping up and down...okay, maybe lil' kim, but no one else. conceptually, i liked the design (particularly the way tim gunn described it on his podcast as an emma peele-type suit), but it was falling apart. i'd take puckered seams over a garment that self-destructs any day.

i am really sad that nick didn't make it into the final 3; i heart him and i heart his designs. as for santino, part of me really does hope that he gets the axe next week, while another part of me wants to see what he can do with more time and more money. i guess i can't forget how early on, he made some truly beautiful and interesting clothes...le sigh. PR won't be the same without nick.

Matthew said...

Just so I'm clear on this...

Will Santino definitely be at Fashion Week, then? Will the entire final four be there, even though one of them will be a decoy? If so, that's what I find so extra-frustrating about last night's episode.

Grrrr.

Also, I should probably note (in case any producers happen to read this) that I watched this show last night with a group of friends that my partner & I introduced to the show during the Banana Republic episode, and they became instantly hooked - at the time.

Well, last night was it for them. My group of friends will no longer be watching. And they're serious about it. NO ONE in the house last night liked Santino's outfit for Kara, and we all realize now that there's a double-standard being applied.

My partner & I have been watching the second season since episode 1, so we have more invested in it, but our friends? People who could have possibly become new and loyal viewers? They're done with it. They (rightfully so) said that they don't want to waste their time with a show they think is rigged.

Good job, BRAVO.

Anonymous said...

It was inevitable. I think Nick was getting just so stale and whiney. He's a very good person from what we can tell, and Santino's a rotten one. But frankly I want the drama. And I think with Santino we really don't know what his collection will be like. He could surprise us all. Nick's and Chloe's would be predictable. Kara's would be boring. Daniel actually could surprise us all, but his design really sucked.

The producers definitely want Santino. Fashion is full of Santinos! Nick unfortunately made the producers job that much easier.

eric3000 said...

Wow, I can't believe how I misunderstood Kara's crying about not saying anything. I absolutely did not understand that she thought she should have said how bad Santino's outfit was. I realize that now, but I thought she was crying because she hadn't pretended to like the outift, which is what she should have done! Her job as a model was not to give a candid critique of the outfit, it was to pretend it was the greatest thing she's ever worn in her life. I don't care if it was crap and she hated it, as a model she had to pretend. So I was totally annoyed that she didn't say anything when Nina asked if she was comfortable in it. I thought she should have said something, but I thought it should have been "yes, it is". Now that I know what she wanted to say, I'm glad she kept her mouth shut!

Having said that, while I actually liked the jumpsuit, there was no excuse for it being held together with tape and Santino should have been off.

eric3000 said...

I thought Santino, Nick, and Daniel all made terrible outfits. I think it would have been appropriate for any one of them to be out. Daniel made Chloe look like a midget prostitute (he managed to make her look even shorter than she really is!) and Santino's and Nick's were both badly made. It is very difficult to make a suit but it is such a basic garment that, if you try to do it, it had better look good. Nick's didn't. Did you see those sleeve caps? Terrible! Santino's was at least interesting, but it was obviously even more poorly costructed than Nick's so I can see the difficulty in judging. I think they made the wrong choice but I don't think it was so wrong as to be the scandal people are making it out to be.

Nayland said...

Eric, I disagree with you - Kara wasn't Santino's model in the challenge - she was his client - so in the same way that Nikki Hilton or Sacha Cohen were entitled to say whether they would be comfortable or uncomfortable in an outfit that the designer made, Kara was entitled to respond. The fact that she held her tongue and didn't rat Santino out about his lying might be to her credit, but she had no responsibility to praise a garment she didn't like.

eric3000 said...

Nayland, the problem with the idea of the designers being the client is that there is no incentive to act like they like what they are wearing. Obviously we would hope they wouldn't be total jerks but any complaints would harm the other designer and therefore help the person complaining. This conflict of interest doesn't exist when you are designing for Nicki Hilton or Sasha Cohen so it really isn't the same thing.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS DEFINETELY THE WRONG EPISODE TO DO THE MAKE-OVER! IF THIS EPISODE WAS DONE IN EPISODE 2, EMMETT AND DANIEL FRANCO (DANIEL IS A TAILOR AND EMMETT IS A MEN'S DESIGNER) THEY WOULD BE IN THE TOP 5 IMO. (BY FAR, THE BEST DESIGNERS THAN ZULEMA AND SANTINO).

PROJECT RUNWAY SUCKS NOW!!!!

I DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO WATCH THE LAST EPISODE.

misterminm said...

I really don't think that the Producers decided to keep Santino over Nick because I think that Nick has provided just as much entertainment value over the course of the season as Santino has. I think that in this episode Nick screwed up everything from concept to execution. He did it to himself and I think that by looking at the outfits in this episode, the correct decision was made. The problem with Nicks design was that this look has been done before and its been done better. Santino had an interesting concept that didn't have to meet the burden of previous expectations. He had the concept but lacked on the execution. I think that we as viewers are waaay too skeptical of the reality tv show and anytime the outcome is not what we want personally, we reach to blame the producers. All the producers want is good tv, and I think that with Nick in the final 4, they would have still gotten good tv.

Sam said...

I know all reality shows are rigged, but do they have to be so obvious?

Anonymous said...

Lessons from last night:
1. No immunity! If they want to do an immunity for season 3, then give the designer and model a day off. Without the incentive of elimination, you get poor execution.
2. No designers modeling for other designers unless it's an emergency, such as Austin modeling for Jay in the postal worker challenge. PR is also a contest for the models and by not having them on the runway this week, their fate was determined by what happened without their involvement.
3. Enough of the scripted voice overs. It was as if the director said, "Nick, look at Heidi and act like you're agreeing with her. We'll come up with our reason later in post."

We'll miss you, Uncle Nick. You may have lost, but at least you left looking good in the winning design. Poor Emmett was not so fortunate. Is it the curse of the pink shirt?

fluffsters said...

Everyone needs to get off Kara's case. You don't know what was going through her mind when she was put on the spot like that. When Wendy spoke out last season, she was vilified for it. She used that as her strategy. Maybe Kara's just a nice person and didn't want to feel responsible for Santino's auffing. I still think Nick should have been in the final three, but his design was the worst. Even though I have been a Nick fan from the start, he had been going downhill in my eyes, but I was sure it was stress. I had every faith in him to have a fabulous Fashion Week in the final three. But this is a reality show, and sometimes things aren't fair. That's life. And I believe, like most of you do, that PART of the reason Santino is still here is because he makes interesting TV. But I think if they thought he was a bad designer, he would have not made it this far. So if anyone slips up worse than him, they don't have to send him home.
Nick is fantastic. He will be successful and rich after this show, I'm sure, so I don't feel bad for him at all.

Dinah said...

I was sad to see Nick go yesterday because he seems like such a nice person and great designer. I saw most of the designers yesterday and they all looked happy.

JRT said...

to me, Nick's outfit was very Karl Lagerfield and Santino's was more BabyPhat by Kimora Lee Simons.

Karen said...

NICK's sewing was bad??

Hey, Kara - do a jumping jack!!

Elaine said...

I thought Kara's silence was very classy. The judges had enough evidence to justify auf-ing Santino without Kara having to dirty her hands too.

I'm not a Santino cheerleader--in fact I'm very bored by his immaturity--but Nick was no lily white angel either. I wanted to slap him during his whine on the Inspiration challenge and also when he was complaining (on Garden Party) about having stayed so long to have to endure making dresses out of twigs and leaves. How unprofessional was that? I'm sure Emmett or Daniel Franco would have switched places with him in a minute.

Nick makes a pretty bias-cut fishtail hem gown, but he could have been more graceful under pressure.

MJF2 said...

You can't get mad at Santino for still being there. What is he supposed to say, "My outfit is falling apart, I deserve to go home?" No. He believes himself to be the most talented designer there. Be mad at the judges. They made the call. Personally, I think Santino IS the most talented designer, (certainly not the best constructer though...no way). I also would have loved the jumpsuit if it had a)been finished and b)been on a different person. He is also very lucky. Finally, Kara was completely robbed...again. There is no way that Chloe should have won. Her outfit was cute but SO regular. As I've said before, Chloe is a solid enough designer/constructer etc. but SO BORING!

anapestic said...

I had expected to see Nick aufed last night, so while I was sad, I wasn't especially disappointed. He's a very sweet guy, certainly, but he hasn't been among the contenders for a win in a long time, and he's been close to elimination on several previous occasions. And what he made for Daniel was awful. Dan looked good in it, but Dan looks good in anything.

Kara is clearly too nice to have said anything mean about Santino on the runway. It was clear from how uncomfortable she looked that he was dissembling when he talked to the judges, and I'm sure they knew that.

I thought both Kara and Chloe did a great job. You can say that Santino helped Kara a lot, but she still had to solve problems and implement ideas, and she still did a great job, and keeping the client happy is very important. Santino does have the tendency to take everything over.

It seems highly likely to me that both Chloe and Daniel will be in the final three. They're very consistent and very professional, and they always make clothes that look good (well, except for that monstrosity Daniel made last night), and it's pretty difficult to imagine either of them crashing and burning on next week's evening gown challenge.

Kara hasn't won any challenges yet, but I don't think that Jay had won any challenges last season before he got to the finale.

Similarly, Santino's designs are often a huge mess, but if he does get to the final three, he'll have lots of time to work on his line, so he might come up with something a lot better than some of his recent, overblown work. I still can't understand how the guest judge actually liked that catsuit he made, though.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I will watch anymore. I really did not care for the "hateful" way the judges treated Daniel and Nick. Cudos to Daniel for his poise and grace. The last few weeks they have treated him like the second coming of... yet, last night they acted like he had a serious case of the cooties. I can't believe they dropped Nick instead of El Diablo. The sleeve was actually coming off. I'm stunned, just stunned. Stunned. Kara did a good job though. She was able to actually get him to trim that growth on his face. Ugh. Well thanks for letting me vent.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad that Nick got the axe. I actually cried. He was the reason I watch it every week. He's just super cute and sweet. He deserved to go all the way.
I love you, Nick!

Anonymous said...

Everybody who is complaining about Kara getting "help" from Santino, knock it off. Every one of them was consulted by their designer at Mood, not just Kara; Tim even mentions the consultations in his podcast, i.e. Chloe approving the red fabric and brown leather. And there was constant trying on and measuring and so forth. Kara made a tailored pair of madras slacks, without any construction help from Santino, not to mention a collared shirt with lined placket. Santino couldn't have made those garments if he was given a week! I understand Kara not wanting to stick it to him on the runway - that is the Pepper Effect, but enough is enough. Glue, indeed.

Chloe deserved the win, because she made Nick over into exactly what he wanted, and he looked great!

Nick could have sold his suit for Daniel by really pushing the David Bowie 80's costume thing, and I'm sorry he's gone. Even thinking of Santino being there next week makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

Anonymous said...

as to Nick's design for Daniel being "too feminine" -

Daniel said he just came out last year. Uncle Nick is stunned. Then he gets a chance to design a complete makeover for Daniel and it's a lavender suit. Surprise!

Dan's here and he's queer, get used to it!

Other than the puckered seams, I thought the suit was beautiful and Dan looked gorgeous.

It was a statement, a very clear one. Unlike the self destructing jumpsuit.

lovelygwen said...

Okay. Watched again. With alcohol. Santino still had hiliariously funny lines. "My ass is out of this world" & "You can't polish a turd!" WILL enter into my daily vernacular. That being said, I do think that Nick deserved to be AXED. If he was designing for Ann Taylor Loft: HELLO!!! I would own that suit in at least three pastel colors and sensible tan or grey, or gray. Let's get over it already???!!!??? Plus, tonight: I noticed the sweet, little, pleated detail above Cara's too cute little waist. PLUS, I forgot to mention...Chloe totatally rocked Nick's world!!!! Congratulations Chloe!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

sickness... that explains this episode. i am full "nick" fan. so, i am sad. but, it's not because of unreasonable reason. ...clearly, what santino created which was falling apart (AND he lied about it) was NOT any better than nick's. that creation of santino was THE WORST EVER on this show. he did not saw. he glued parts.

as kara had nothing good to say about santino's creation, it was bad. bad, bad, bad, & bad.

iluvtimgunn said...

Just found this website and was super excited. However, I'm still down, as many are, after the show. I was so nervous and like sad the whole time. Every other week I am laughing and excited. The mood of the cast was just off. Maybe it was because Andrae's absence, or just the pressure getting to them. I've watched all the other repeats over and over, and will not watch this one again. It was too hard. Santino's lies made me ill. I'll miss Nick. He was so sweet.

karen said...

I just found this blog. Awsome and I love it.

The makeover epi was a rip off because if Santino ever deserved to be kicked off the show this was the time. I feel bad for Nick and for Kara as well he did not deserve it *even with his girly outfit* and poor Kara had to wear that trash heap called a Santino original. And whats with Freddie likeing the outfit? Go back the 70s dude. Oh well hope Santino loses next week. One can hope but my husband is sure he will win simply because they keep him everytime even after all their negative comments and his crap work.

Turd-Polisher said...

i heart Santino!

Nick is tired.

Daniel is BORING!

Chloe is too cute for words.

Santino ROCKS!!!!