Project Runway 3, Week 3

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, Ayyyyy! Chiquitita! Look at the little doggies!

The Manolo he loves the little doggies and thinks that this week’s challenge it was the excellent one. And the designers they seemed to rise to this challenge, as the outfits that were sent down the runway on the models and the dogs they were mostly quite good. Even the dopey stoner Bradley managed to pull together, in extremis, something worthy of wearing, thus briefly delaying his inevitable exit from the show.

At the ending, the Manolo he fully agreed with the choice of the winner. The dress of the Uli, it was beautiful and perfect and well-made and fully deserved to win. Likewise, the Manolo he completely agreed with the choice of the loser, and he was not sorry to see the schlumping whiney Katherine be sent away, if not for her blah-blah dress then for her passive-aggressive personality.

Better, the Manolo thinks, to keep the Angela, who has aggressive-abrasive personality, and designed the unusual, but unflattering balloon skirt and too tight top with the abundance of the wickety-wack. She is entertainingly annoying, and her outfit, it was at the least original (that is if one can discount the fact that the Angela, she was herself already wearing it).

Speaking of the personalities, it is not the secret that the Manolo he is the man of peace, one who is not given much to violence, but as he watched this episode, the Manolo could feel rising in his breast the powerful desire to jack-slap the smirk off the face of the Keith; he is so very annoying and smug and smirky. Yes, his dress it was beautiful, and he has much talent, but his utter disdain for the others makes the Manolo long for the preening insecurity of the Santino, makes the Manolo long to shove the Keith down the long flight of stairs.

Speaking again of the personalities, Manolo asks, where have you gone Micheal Kors? The nation turns its lonely eyes to you, woo, woo, wooo. What’s that you say, Mrs Garcia-son, Bitchin’ Mike has left and gone away, hey, hey, hey.

In the stead we again have the greatly reserved Vera Wang, she of the unflattering and dated hair-do. Yes, she is nice and smart, and knows the clothes, but nice and smart they are not really what is needed, are they?

As for the other celebrity judge, the Donald Trump’s not-so-Mini Me, Ivanka, what is there to say about her but that she is exceedingly well-groomed and has the deep Trumpish voice. Perhaps she is also the keen judge of the clothes, although the Manolo he would not know this, as every time she appeared on the television he was distracted by her glossy sheen, which may perhaps be likened to the fatty juices glistening on the well-marbled slab of prime rib.

Please, Micheal Kors, please come home to us soon. The Project Runway, it is just not the same without you and your catty, sharp-witted barbs.

Finally, the teaser preview of the next week, it has the Manolo sitting on the edge of his well-appointed seat, wondering who will be sent away and for what offense. Of the course, there is much good speculation over at the Manolo’s beloved Blogging the Project Runway.


16 Responses to “Project Runway 3, Week 3”

  1. Ronikins Says:

    Katy had to go….Did she really expect the judges to believe that the overlock machines only allowed one to creat hemlines that were as wavy as a day at the beach? Angela needs a rosette reality check. I would pay to see Manolo jack-slap that snot of a Keith.

    I loved seeing the dogs reactions to their outfits. Too bad Vincent’s model didn’t roll on the runway to get that hat off in the first challenge.

  2. Gorgeous Things Says:

    I think there would be a long queue of jack-slappers lined up behind The Manolo, a la “Airplane”.

  3. PaperPusher Says:

    I LOVED this challenge as well. I also own a corgi and screamed “CORGI!!!!” every time I saw it on the screen. It disturbed me a bit to see that it was Jeffrey who had picked the darling (wondering, am I like Jeffrey somehow? Surely I’m not running out to get a tattoo around my neck anytime soon.), but it was so sweet to see him loving the lil’ thang and enjoying the corgi personality coming alive on stage.

    How, how, how?! did (I only design space cadet outfit) Vincent stay alive and how, how, how?!!! did Michael’s dress not get recognized again? I would also be a “jack-slapper” of Keith.

  4. Gemdiva Says:

    I completely agree with PaperPusher. Michael is truly talented and I’m going to be rooting for him all the way! My money is on Angela to cross the line and get tossed next week and I won’t shed any tears over it. I’m convinced that Vincent is only still with us as he provides comic relief. Glad the bland Katherine is gone. Quick, somebody check her for a pulse.

  5. Laura K Says:

    Manolo you have summed things up perfectly as usual. When Tim Gunn showed up at the park with 13 dogs on leashes I was squealing, “I LOVE THIS SHOW and I LOVE TIM GUNN.” What an image!

  6. Gigi Says:

    At first I was disappointed that the “accessory” was a little dog but this episode was so funny! If only Michael Kors had been on last night – one can only imagine the hysterical commentary! Honestly, Angela should have been auf’d! Any designer who puts yoyos on a skirt for a grown woman needs help. In Tim’s podcast he said the yoyos reminded him of the Kleenex flowers he made when he was five. I will keep a bottle of chilled champagne handy to drink the night that she or Vincent are auf’d. ;-)

  7. Sara Bellum Says:

    You know, if the harpie Angela would have just said that her outfit was for the Paris Hilton going to a club instead of the trite “Art Teacher/Director” story, they might have bought it and not almost auf’ed her. The outfit, while frightful, was very clubby and I could see something like the Paris wearing something like that.

  8. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    Katherine’s dress may have been bland, but my heavens, that dog is beyond adorable!

  9. twistygirl Says:

    Twistygirl loves the little doggies very very much, and so she judges the character of a person on if they too love our little canine sisters and brothers. And so the Twistygirl can no longer approve of the Laura, who had such horrid disdain for the little poochies.

    Twistygirl LOVES the Ulischnitzel! Her design was so spritely! HI LADIES! How fun is the Uli! Favorites now: Uli, Michael, Robert, and Kanye. The rest can all go to hell, basically, although Bonnie and Allison do not annoy so much as they bore.

    Sara Bellum, you are so very right, if the Angela (who Twistygirl is so ashamed to have ever liked) had used the Paris Hilton story it could have worked. Twistygirl and her friend Sapphire were laughing during the show imagining how Nick Verrios’ story would have been about Paris Hilton and her boyfriend taking Tinkerbelle to Mykonos.

  10. coco Says:

    I liked Katy’s dress I think it is simple but elegant and very chic and wearable too. Angela needs a lobotomy or to look around herself instead of at herself in the mirror which is obviously where she got the inspiration for her outfit. Also I am still upset Malan got voted off the fashion island and have to scream at the injustice and bad calls that seem to always happen- Oh if only I were a judge!

  11. desertwind Says:

    I’d propose the paddle-wheel for Keith if I didn’t expect that he’d enjoy it.

  12. halstonette Says:

    Keep your eye on Michael; he is the hidden gem in this mess.

    As for Ms. Trump (1) the Trump-Bravo-NBC-Project Runway group hug is becoming a bit much….with a PR designed gown appearing in a Trump pageant with a PR veteran designer as a judge (wtf?) and now suddenly Princess Lucky Sperm Club is a doyenne of fashion?…(almost as ludicrous as Nicky Hilton)….and (2) since she obviously emerged from The Donald’s shallow end of the gene pool (check out that jawline) can a bad combover be far behind?

    Come back to the five and dime, Michael Kors, Michael Kors!!

  13. The Scarlett Says:

    Ayyyyyy, how I hate to see spammers spouting ‘multual benifit’ comments in the super-fantastic blog of Manolo.

    I want to see more Michael Knight because I want to see if his talking car helps him in the workroom of Parsons. And I think Uli’s taking this game. I love how she says, “fantastic.” (I also love how Alison said her dog’s name. ‘Pepito’ became even more precious when said in that Jackie O. breathless way she talks.)

  14. VeddyVeddyBadAng Says:

    You have to listen to Tim’s Take. If you did, you’d know that he had a very high opinion of Ivanka Trump and her knowledge of fashion and clothing, and even backhandedly snarked on Nicky Hilton from last year. I loved his description of Laura putting her (utterly adorable) pomeranian in her Hermes bag to carry him around so she wouldn’t have to touch it. How could you be squeamish about touching the cutest dog ever after having raised 5 screaming, pooping, upchucking kids?

    (And if a Tim fan, you must also read this juicy interview with him in the Chicago Tribune.)

  15. Trinigal Says:

    I love Michael Knight’s designs. I really think he is the one to watch. I just wish the show would realize that he has great talent. Otherwise Uli, Allison, Robert, and Kayne are my other favorites.

  16. olivia Says:

    MICHAEL KNIGHT is my absolute favorite. Besides being a fine ass brotha his attitude is so hip hop. If he is gay he sure hides it well. Anyway, he finally got his airtime last night and it paid off cause he won. All of his outfits so far have been gorgeous and the judges don’t realize how talented he really is. Nazari worked his Pam Grier outfit. I am definately Michaels biggest fan and want him to go all the way. So nice to see our brothas doin’ something positive and representing. Much love to you Michael.

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