Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Project Runway - Season 3 - The Secret Episode

How crazy was tonight? I totally expected to watch last week's episode (Black and White) for a 2nd time and Bravo surprised me with a Secret Episode!!!! And so much punch to this special....let's get to it!

First the four designers, Uli, Jeffrey, Michael and Laura, are sleeping in Atlas and are woken up by a little "ding dong" at the door. Who is it? Tim Gunn of course!!!

"Deee-Zine-Errs, I am here to take you to your next challenge. Get changed and let's go!"

The designers are taken to the runway and are first told they will not be told their new challenge just yet. First they have some special guests to announce.


And slowly they come out....

New York!

Oh wait, that is the wrong show.

And here they come....







Shetangy (aka Zulema)

Daniel Vosovik

Daniel Franco

And Starr

(sound of screeching tires - who is Starr?)

The designers are told that Bravo has been doing a poll all season of what designers the fans want back from prior seasons- and these were the top 10 designers.

The entire group is shocked. I mean how did Starr get picked? Wouldn't someone like Robert or Kara Saun get picked over Starr?

The designers are brought back to the workroom to be told their next challenge...

The designers have to make a bathing suit that represents where they are from. That means the colors, fabric, style, all around image reflect the city or place the designer's come from. FINALLY AN ULI CHALLENGE!!!!!

Michael tells everyone he knows how to represent where he is from....ATL!!!

So the designers get 10 minutes to sketch and 15 dollars to spend at Mood. $15??? How is that possible? Well they are only making bathingsuits - so I guess they don't need as much fabric?

The designers start to get to work....

And the room is did Starr win her way back onto the show????

Immediately Santino and Jeffrey take their corner and start talking smack about the other designers. Santino tells Jeffrey he heard Starr paid her way back into the show.

Nick and Daniel Vosovik take their corner of the room. They start giving eyes around the room...especially at Michael! Nick asks Daniel who that random girl is on the other side of the room.

Daniel tells Nick her name is Starr and he heard she rigged the voting to get back on the show!

Santino pulls Andrae over and asks him if he heard about Starr???

Andrae has no clue who she is. Santino then tells Andrae that Starr slept her way back on the show!

Andrae tells Nick...and Nick is very impressed!

Meanwhile....Wendy is hard at work and cannot STAND all the talking and wispering around the room...she automatically assumes everyone is talking about her.

She turns and starts screaming!!!! WOW this workroom is tense!!!! It even made Jay cry a little bit :( And Zulema was all "Jay you need to finish your outfit! I don't care if you have to cut and cry..."

While the designs are under way Daniel Franco is going around checking out the competition

He found his way over to Laura...let's just say Laura wasn't happy with Daniel being so close to her fabulousness...and she gave him a little knee in the head - which impressed Nick very much!

Finally the designs are done and still no clue how Starr got back on the show!!!! We are sent to the runway and we find out who the judges are:

Guest Judge - Tim Gunn!!!!

How did that happen? I have been waiting for the day Tim would be a guest judge!!!

And here is the runway:

Winner - Uli!!!!

The judges said that Uli really knew how to represent Miami and make a bathing suit to fit the style and attitude that Miami gives off. Yellow like the bright sun with plenty of room for silocone!

Safe - Jay

Jay said he had a hard time figuiring out where he is from. We all know he grew up in a small town but he has been in NY for such a long time now that he had to represent that city. The Judges didn't care what he said - he won Season 1 so anything he does is wonderful!


Starr explained that she came from Planet Xando. The Judges were like, who are you again?

Daniel F

Daniel started talking about bringing the sexy back. Then he confessed his love for Starr. The whole room was very confused. Confused enough to forget to judge on his outfit.

Daniel V

Daniel said he feels he can't represent one place because he has traveled so much and so he represented an international feel. The Judges wondered why he didn't win Season 2 and automatically kept him in just for being so cute.


Shetangy talked about coming from 1972. She didn't realize the challenge was about a city - she thought they said time zone. Then she asked for the Judges to do a walk off. Yes A MOTHER FUCKING WALK OFF! The Judges just looked at her like she was nuts and moved on.


Santino said he is representing his own world - Santino World. The World where he won Project Runway and fairies and elves ruled the world. Somehow the Judges loved it.


Austin talked about goddesses and ancient Greece. When Nina called him out for not being from ancient Greece he broke into tears and said this is all he knows how to design. The Judges were just happy to see tears on the runway.


Andrae wanted to convey Zorro and said he has his roots in Latin America. He then went on a 20 minute rant about how important heritage is and how happy he was to be back on the show and how confused he was to see Starr there and how sad it was that he wasn't closer friends with the designers still and how he has a new line coming out next fall...eventually the cameras ran out of film and had to cut and move onto the next designer.


Nick talked about how Paris Hilton called him and was all like "Nick make me an outfit" and so he didn't have time to make a bathingsuit, so he is showing this outfit instead. The Judges understood this whole episode was just a cheap shot to get extra ratings and mentioning Paris Hilton's name might do that - so they were happy.


Wendy talked about how it was just a party to be back on the show and she wanted her design to reflect that. Then her model's bathingsuit desintegrated and the balloons flew away. It was very embarassing but Wendy didn't blink an eye at it.


Jeffrey talked about Southern California girls and polka dots. He was inspired by the beach boys and Gwen Stefani. Michael Kors said this is so goth and he didn't see Gwen at all. Nina was like what are you talking about, Michael? And thus, we had our first Judge cat-fight.


Michael got up and just raised the roof and shouted ATL ATL!!! The Judges were like, how does he do it everyweek? We love it!!!


Laura told the Judges that she would never DARE wear a bathingsuit. If she would even lower herself to sitting at the country club's pool deck should would be appropriately attired. That said, she used a waterproof stretchy fabric just in case one of her 15 kids splashed her.

By default Starr lost because nobody could figure out how she got on the show. We were then given a little help from Project Runway's producer. He admitted a screw up on Bravo's website and said that all of Kara Saun's votes were going to Starr by mistake because of some weird arrows and check box system.

In the end since none of the 4 designers from Season 3 were cut, they all moved onto Olympus Fashion Week and all the special guest designers were sent back to their post-reality show lives.



Anonymous HotMama said...

Cute, very Cute. This story was very enjoyable from beginning to end. I am about to die if I don't see who really made it to NY fashion week.

September 20, 2006 10:51 PM  
Blogger kovoor36 said...

hahahaa you scared me! liek oh no!! good one though, shawn!!:)

September 21, 2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger Tbone said...

This is simply brilliant...

September 21, 2006 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Shuzluva said...

HILARIOUS! And much needed after the lack of new PR episode. Thank you for taking the time to make me laugh so loud my assitant asked me what was wrong!

September 21, 2006 8:53 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

thanks guys!!!!!!! I am really happy you guys enjoyed it :) I wish I could have gotten in some "Where's Andrae" or "Daniel Franco, where did you go?" but the opportunity just didn't show itself...

September 21, 2006 8:56 AM  
Blogger jilouise said...

Shawn, you're a true winner with this posting! Absolutely loved it. Thanks for sharing your creativity and style... guess you are safely eeen for another week ;)

September 21, 2006 9:05 AM  
Blogger yawningdog said...

I fell for it hook, line, and sinker...I was so excited that I had overridden my tivo's 'this is a duplicate episode' and had recorded PR last night.

Dashed, just dashed, now.

And why do I not know some of those outfits? That is it I am not waiting for my birthday to get the DVD.

September 21, 2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Absolutely made my day, thank you, thank you, thank you, whoever you are!

September 21, 2006 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, not sure if this has ANYTHING to do with ANYTHING but...

How come only Uli, Michael, and Jeffrey have pics associated with their "bathing suits" that look like they came from a New York Fashion Week runway (i.e. white background, models crossing paths, etc.) and outfits we've never seen before? Does that mean Laura doesn't make the final three? (And yes, I know that all four get to show at Fashion Week). Looks strange to me.. Shawn, do you know something we don't know? ;)

September 21, 2006 10:09 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Thanks for your comment anonymous...

I really don't know anything. You are correct that Uli, Jeff and Michael's outfits were from fashion week...and strangely Laura did not have a bathingsuit from fashion week (that I know of...maybe one of the outfits was a bathingsuit that we could't tell is a bathingsuit - I don't know).

There is a lot of speculation when it comes down to that but some people say that bathingsuits are "must haves" for spring maybe that is why they were already in the other collections? Your guess is as good as mine :)

September 21, 2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Oh and annonymous - if you didn't know - fashion week photos are all over the internet can see all 4 full lines...check it out:

Each season Bravo has the last 4 designers all do fashion week, but in reality only 3 are in competition. It just happens that the episode schedules and fashion week don't line up so they have to have a "Decoy" at fashion week

September 21, 2006 10:18 AM  
Blogger Suzann J. said...

This is a SCREAM!!!! You had me going for a moment.

September 21, 2006 10:28 AM  
Blogger Moi ;) said...

Girl, you are a scream. Good one!

September 21, 2006 10:30 AM  
Blogger Marian said...

loved it! especially daniel franco disrupting laura's fabulousness!!!!!

September 21, 2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger Sassy said...

phew - for a sec i thought i missed a new ep last nite (while i was busy shmoozin w/ nigel barker in h-wood!!) thanks for the morning entertainment, shawn!!

September 21, 2006 11:34 AM  
Blogger pious polly said...

Ah, we Project Runways are a demented and loyal bunch. I am proud to count myself among your number. That said, Brilliant, my friend. Too, too funny. And we needed it. A night with PR is a night wasted.

September 21, 2006 12:10 PM  
Blogger pious polly said...

Excuse me, A night withOUT PR is a night wasted. Let's get this right.

September 21, 2006 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Butterflies in my stomach.
(Who will win? Who will win?)
kick out those ol' butterfly-ballot blues.

-- desertwind

September 21, 2006 1:33 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Dang, Dang funny....

September 21, 2006 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Veendah said...

Hua..ha..ha..Great Job!!!
You really got me there in the beginning.

September 21, 2006 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what am i going to do the next few days before the next pr. i cried yesterday. i noticed in fashion week that michael did not have nazri his favorite model that means he is the decoy,i am so heart broken its like i just lost a bestfriend, i don't care if they make him fan favorite i will not be pacified.Many say his collection was not good in fashion week but so what he can't be perfect all the time we all know that he has talent and with training can perfect his craft.I am very upset.didi

September 21, 2006 5:07 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

just because Michael didn't have Nazri didn't mean he is not in the final 3....what could have happened is that next week the designers get to pick their models again...

Laura picks first because she won and sticks with her model...

Then at some point Uli goes before Michael and takes Nazri from Michael...if you remember early on in the season she did the same thing and took someone else's model

And then Michael is left with Uli's model or Angela's model (who was used in last week's episode) - and he picks Angela's model (who we see on the runway at fashion week).

That is just a guess....who knows what actually happens

September 21, 2006 5:11 PM  
Anonymous amithere said...

FANTASTIC! i loved it. Thanks for giving all of us groupies a shot of PR.

September 22, 2006 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is hilarious. such fun. thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.

September 23, 2006 5:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... But what about the part where Tim and Andre moved the reunion to Red Lobster????

September 23, 2006 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only the writers of PR were this clever. You had me worried that I had missed an episode for some odd reason. E mail you idea to PR and get those writers hopping! You are very creative.

I live from Wed to Wed to see PR. Gets me in the sewing mood.
When the TV land seems like a desert, I plug in PR SEason 1 or 2 DVD and watch those back to back without commercials as I work on my sewing projects - it is inspiring. Also, I have recorded season 3 for my daughters who are away at college and do not have time or money for cable or satellite.

October 05, 2006 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UUUU nasty skank bitch!!! stop talking about starr

May 24, 2007 8:17 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

ooh touchy touchy....

August 08, 2007 2:13 PM  

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