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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Project Runway Premiere 2næt Next Wednesday

posted by on November 7 at 12:22 PM

You guys, I know Project Runway has trrrtlly jumped the sharq, but I was just reminded that the premiere is tonight next Wednesday. I’ve already made my predictions for final three, which necessarily precludes my initial favorites. Granted, I’ve only been reading the designer/contestant bios (which are really embarrassing, I must say: The designer/contestant bios are really embarrassing. Sorry; had to.

I was leaning toward:


MARION LEE. Seriously? Serious-Lee?!? That’s his name. So privileged old Texas. I should know, being neither privileged, nor old, but certainly from Texas. His hometown, Tyler, is the “Rose Capital of America.” If. You. Know. What. I. Mean.



RAMI KASHOV. When I Gúgl his name, I’m asked “Did you mean: RAMI KASHOU. No, I think Google and I both know that I meant אהיה אשר אהיה. Though now that I’m looking at a few of his pieces from past craft projects… I mean “collections,” I might have meant תֹּועֵבָה.

Those two have the most progressive tastes as far as favorite fashion designers, but of course that can only mean one thing—that they are going to be punished for being Conceptual and Difficult and not Designing for Real Women. Right, I’d love to see all those fake women running around wearing Totally Impossible clothing by Hussein Chalayan and Viktor & Rolf and Olivier Theyskens and their ilk. Because designing clothing for fake women is incredibly lucrative.

WHEN YOU ARE A FASHION DESIGNER (or trying to become one on this horrible, horrible show), YOUR INSPIRATION CAN ONLY BE “Old Hollywood Glamour” and “Ladies Who Lunch” and “Jet-Setting Heiresses.”

I should really come up with a drinking game based on those phrases. Or like, anytime someone says “simple,” “sexy,” “modern,” or “charmeuse” (which they always pronounce in the most annoying manner—[ʃaɹ ‘mus] instead of [ʃaɹ ‘møz]; and yes, I know both are correct in General American English), then everyone takes a sip of his or her Remy Ma. Blah blah blah.

Can you guys help me come up with more Project Runway drinking game phrases?

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Make it work.

Posted by NaFun | November 7, 2007 12:29 PM


Posted by josh bomb | November 7, 2007 12:33 PM

"This worries me"

"To be honest, I'm a little worried"

Really any paraphrasing of the above in which Tim Gunn poops himself.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | November 7, 2007 12:36 PM

Who is this writer with magical knowledge of IPA and title caps?


Posted by Jason Petersen | November 7, 2007 12:39 PM

Post moar plz!

Posted by David | November 7, 2007 12:44 PM

Don't care about any of the contestants. Never have. I tune in just to watch Tim Gunn. To look at him. And think. About stuff.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 12:48 PM

its all about tim gunn.

if you had to do a shot every time he said "people", you'd die.

Posted by max solomon | November 7, 2007 12:51 PM

wow nich. you are an html wiz!

Posted by Line Out Fan | November 7, 2007 12:52 PM

[haɪ jɑwl]!

Thanks for the compliments. I am just super worried that the Hebrew doesn't work on everyone's browsers. Those are meant to transliterate "ehyeh-asher-ehyeh" and "to'evah."

What R U wearing?

Posted by Nick | November 7, 2007 12:53 PM

"and this is the FABULOUS and AMAZING Michael Kors!" (if he designs for "real women," then I must be imaginary)

Posted by jessiesk | November 7, 2007 1:00 PM

Y'all? Wait, where are you from?

Unicode ftw (I like the way my computer gets confused about how to highlight a line when there's a right-to-left language embedded in a left-to-right line).

Posted by Jason Petersen | November 7, 2007 1:00 PM

You-uh out!

Posted by Spoogie | November 7, 2007 1:02 PM

I am from Texas, serious-Lee! I am Mexican, German, Croatian, and a little bit Jewish (can you guess which bit?), and I've been obsessed with language(s) since I was this many. Plus, my degree is in vocal performance/opera, so I had to learn IPA. But as with so many things, I took it like nine steps too far.

Also, I'm one of the Stranger's two web developers, so.

Posted by Nick | November 7, 2007 1:04 PM


We remove comments that are off topic, threatening, or commercial in nature, and we do not allow sock-puppetry (impersonating someone else)—or any kind of puppetry, for that matter. We never censor comments based on ideology.

Posted by I like to make shit up. | November 7, 2007 1:09 PM

Many of us will be actively boycotting and girlcotting reality shows during the writers' strike. Including this one.

Besides, nothing's hotter than fake girl-on-girl action on MTV. What is that show, it's the one where she says "I think I'm bisexual" and then it's just whiny hetero guys and whiny gay girls ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 1:14 PM


Posted by Nick | November 7, 2007 1:15 PM

TILA, I mean.

Not even to be confused with Teela, from the He-Man universe.

Posted by Nick | November 7, 2007 1:16 PM

"Daniel Franco...where'd you go?"

Posted by M | November 7, 2007 1:24 PM

I watch just for Tim Gunn, and Michael Koors trashing designers. Nina is always good at that too.

"It looks like barefoot lil' Abner" My favorite Koors quote!

Posted by Just Me | November 7, 2007 1:34 PM

Xaxaxaxa. An officemate just asked me, "Hey, Nick, what's up with your Project Runway post? Is that intentional? Is that a spoof?"

There is something rather Adrian Ryan- and Nico Muhly-esque about this post, but it's all me, completely intentional, and 100% How I Do on the internet.

Posted by Nick | November 7, 2007 1:52 PM

Uh, Nick, don't flatter yourself. There is nothing Adrian! Ryan about this post. At all.

You need to apologize to Sir Ryan. Then go to rehab.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 1:57 PM

Poe, maing. You really have it out for me in these comments!

Posted by Nick | November 7, 2007 2:08 PM

me, no likee.

if you're going to let silly, illiterate people post on here, then please go hire Mark "mom" Finley. I miss his insane ramblings. The SGN has NOT been the same since he left.

Posted by michael strangeways | November 7, 2007 2:31 PM

Nick, my brah, I'm just playin'.

Besides, Amy Kate has set me straight with her wicked awesome logic!

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 2:44 PM

"smokey eye" (when the models are getting ready in the L'Oreal makeup room)

Posted by ballard | November 7, 2007 4:10 PM

When Nina says: "I'm sorry, I just don't get eet."

Does anybody remember when Debra Messing was a guest judge? What a smug, stuck-up bitch she turned out to be.

Posted by project runway slut | November 7, 2007 4:15 PM

um... aren't we all forgetting the most-used word of project runway?! DOWDY!! they fucking LOVE that word! oh, and MATRONLY!!

Posted by teddy b | November 7, 2007 4:39 PM

I Think Project Runway Is Best Viewed While Drinking Nonstop As The Episode Progresses.

Posted by Michael Coors | November 7, 2007 5:48 PM

Scrolled down, read the bottom half of the post and knew the author. Signature style.
How's the moustache?

Posted by Brodie | November 7, 2007 6:05 PM


Posted by magioneza | November 7, 2007 6:10 PM

Tim Gunn:

"I have to be honest here, this troubles me."

"Gather around, designers."

"It's make-it-work time."

"Carry on."

Posted by tim gunn is my hero | November 7, 2007 8:23 PM
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Posted by us airline travel | November 18, 2007 2:19 PM

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