Tuesday, October 31, 2006


So what kind of things do you want to see here on Yawnur while we wait for Season 4? There will be some Top Chef and Top Design (The new reality competition show for interior designers from the producers of Project Runway. The show will be hosted by Todd Oldham and will premiere on Bravo in January 2007) stuff here for sure.

More interactive stuff? More polls? More games (nothing too fancy though)? Let me know. Thank you for your input.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Jubilee Jumbles

Guess who the mystery person is?

Sunday, October 29, 2006

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Jeffrey Wins By a Neck - Finale/Part 2

Last week's Sturm und Drang spilled over into this week's episode. The tension inside the Macy's workroom was getting a bit unbearable so Jeffrey decided to hang out on the terrace.

Since Jeffrey couldn't come up with the receipt for the pleatwork on the bubble shorts, he had to pull them from his collection.

Tim Gunn also told Jeffrey he was over his $8,000 budget. So, Jeffrey sent the blondes packing.

It is now the morning of the runway show. Laura's jittery nerves made it difficult for her to tame her wild tresses.

Jeffrey was the first to show. He said his collection was inspired by Japanese stories about ghosts and demons.

Uli was next with her tropical safari collection. She mixed an element of silver into her collection of flowy print dresses.

Laura went next with a bedazzling collection of beads, baubles and feathers. She said she wanted to pump up the volume. That's a good thing since the women in her target market have already started wearing hearing aids.

Michael said his collection was made possible by the Letter S. He said the Street Safari stuff was sexy, secure, sensual and sophisticated. I say it's slinky, sorta suggestive, slightly smutty and somewhat salacious.

Back on the Parsons runway later that day, Michael had to defend his taste level. Fern Mallis, guest judge for this episode, wished his collection could have lived up to his fans' expectations. Sadly it didn't.

Michael was the first designer to get the kiss-off. They then booted Laura for her limited repertoire. Now it was down to Uli and Jeffrey. The judges thought Jeffrey's collection had a bit more edge than Uli's, so they gave him the win.

Jeffrey is now telling everyone he created this dark brooding character and played it up on camera. I guess Heidi was right last season when she said everyone in L.A. is an actor. Maybe the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences could create a category just for him.

Tim Gunn is not one to sit around and twiddle his thumbs. Having the day job at Parsons was not enough for him. So after the show wrapped, he found himself a part time job.

I guess he can't wait for the new season to start. Well, neither can't I.

Thank you for helping me make this a fun site. We surely needed to find a way to amuse ourselves this season since the producers went all dramarama on us.

As much as I bitch about this season, I still like it a lot. At least it's still better than a lot of shows out there. Besides, as much as I dislike Vincent, and Angela, and Keith, and Jeffrey ... oh where was I going with this? Oh yeah, at least they were good fodder for some funny material.

What's next you ask? Well, I'll continue to do fun stuff on here and on Blogging Project Runway. Once I can wrap myself around Top Chef (and then Top Design in January) I'll certainly dish about them too!


Sunday, October 22, 2006

Project: Vote

Now that Season 3 is history, let's take a trip down memory lane.

Yes, we have many to choose from, but what was THE ONE reason Project Runway went auf-track this season? You can only choose one answer per day. That means you can cast another vote the following day.

What was THE ONE reason Project Runway went auf-track this season?
They kept Vincent on waaaaay beyond his prime!
They cast Keith Michael, knowing he was trouble.
They kept Angela on just for dramatic flair-chon.
They brought back the auffed designers in Episode 10.
They cast the designers more for "good TV" than "good fashion."
They rushed back into production too soon after Season 2.
They edited out all of the fun and lighter moments, thinking we'd rather see the in-fighting.
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Saturday, October 21, 2006

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Jubilee Jumbles

Guess who the mystery person is?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Little Hobbit Prevailed!

Oh well, the little hobbit won last night. At least Galadriel was gracious enough to give him a little peck. Well, now that he has the $100,000 cash prize, he can finally pay his little worker bees back in L.A.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Model Behavior

The main focus of Project Runway has always been the designers and their designs. We often forget about the models because they make it seem so effortless.

Tonight's the night we find out who will appear in the highly-coveted spread in ELLE magazine. Good luck to the remaining four models: Marilinda, Nazri, Camilla, and Clarissa.

As far as I'm concerned, you guys are already winners!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Four Play Before the Climax - Finale/Part 1

Before they sent the final four home to work on their collections, Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum gave their final words of advice, then walked arm-in-arm off into the sunset.

Oh, I can see it now on a future scandalous segment of "Who's the Daddy - Paternity Test" on the Maury Povich show.

About a month later, Tim visited Michael and his family in Hotlanta. We learn that Michael is now wearing braces and that he once had aspirations to become a beautician.

Tim then stopped by Laura's loft in New York City. We get to meet her husband Peter and the four rambunctious young boys they produced together.

Next up, we get to see Uli in her much-touted Miami Beach locale. She recounted her tales of growing up in oppressed conditions in what was then East Germany. After watching a bootleg copy of Miami Vice, Uli was determined to one day move to Miami.

Come to think of it, I do remember what a big influence that show had on the fashion industry.

Finally, Tim visited Jeffrey in L.A. We get to hear his sob story, yet again. We also get to meet his girfriend and their son, Harrison. We certainly can see the family resemblance.

After touring Jeffrey's sewing facility, Tim headed back to Gotham.

About a month later, the designers reconvened in New York City. They were there to put the finishing touches on their Olympus Fashion Week collections.

It was also time for the all important model selection.

After seeing Jeffrey dilly-dallying around the workroom, Laura accused him of using "unaccounted for" outside help to sew his garments. Tim told Laura that though this would be hard to prove, the producers will conduct a thorough investigation.

With not much else to do, I think Jeffrey spent most of his time in the breakroom loading up on his favorite - BBQ pork ribs.

So who will Chloe Dao crown as her successor on this week's Season 3 Finale? I guess we'll just have to wade through the pageantry and watch what happens.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Drawn Out Characters

Did the characters on this season of Project Runway remind you of cartoon characters? In other words, did they appear one-dimensional? The villains were portrayed with such villainy, they lacked any subtlety or shading.

At least with Santino Rice, the villain from PR2, the impersonation he did of Tim Gunn made him seem a bit more three-dimensional.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Gathering and Puckering - Reunion Episode

This episode was actually pretty fun to watch. They showed alot of cute clips. It's beyond me why they chose consternation and sturm und drang over fun and frivolity.

Speaking of sturm und drang, they invited Keith Michael back for the reunion show. He rambled off some far-fetched conspiracy theories. The other designers didn't buy the stories – nor did they seem to care. Normally, I'm a good judge of BSing, but the blank look on his face threw me for a loop.

Things got a little tense and people got a little terse. Feeling a bit uncomfortable, Heidi laid down the law.

A reunion wouldn't be complete without humiliation. I've always known Jeffrey was full of hot air and stinky shit, now everyone else does too! Was it a coincidence that the carbon monoxide detector got tripped off and the models passed out all while Jeffrey was present? I think not.

Well, speaking of food, I'm glad Heidi found time to sneak in a little snack during the taping of the show (hey, remember she's eating for two now).

After Heidi finished up her snack, she confronted Vincent about his ew.com interview. In the interview, he trash-talked Tim Gunn AND the other designers. He also said he doesn't like seeing blogspots. Good thing for him, researchers have found a way to manage this problem.

Then they showed a very disturbing clip of Vincent chewing out the producers over how his laundry was done. I don't know what the fuss was all about. At least the shirts didn't come back on flimsy, wire hangers.

Do you know what the most absurd thing was about the whole situation? He paid $125 for those shirts. Even if the three shirts combined totaled $125, he was still robbed.

They asked a few contestants from previous seasons to weigh in on who they liked the best. Jay McCarroll said it's obvious the black guy would win this season. Kara Janx and Daniel Vosovic liked Uli, Daniel Franco picked Laura, and Robert Plotkin picked Daniel Franco.

Chloe Dao said Michael Knight is a male, black version of herself. You know what? I've never looked at it that way before, but I think she's right.

Personally, I think Chloe reminds me of Season 1 winner, Jay McCarroll. Maybe she's onto something.

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Cover Girl Laura

Don't miss my salute to the always colorful and glamorously fabulous Laura Bennett on Blogging Project Runway. Click here to view.

Friday, October 6, 2006

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

Restrain Thy Self

Wasn't it great that they gave Vincent a day pass from the asylum to attend the taping of the Reunion show? That's so nice of them.

Just a note, Vincent, your new jacket is Perma-Press and wash-and-wear ready.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

The Awful Auf-less Episode – Week 11

This was an odd episode. The producers ran out of fresh ideas for the challenge, so they let the designers do their own thing. In the end, they were all sent home ... to prepare for their upcoming OFW collections.

I don't know about you, but like watching a good porn flick (or even a mediocre one, I guess), I expected to see someone get off!

So, now we have to eliminate three models. Laura stayed true to Camilla. Uli was up next. She allowed the evil voodoo spirit of Shatangi to overtake her body. For a brief moment, the sweet Uli turned into Zuli (I guess that's what she meant when she said, "The bitch is going to come out."). She snatched Nazri away from Michael and left him in a lurch.

Michael decided to go with Clarissa and Jeffrey went steady with Marilinda. Amanda was left speechless, for the first time in her life.

Now, we're off to see Professor Garcia. She instructed them on the importance of having an editorial-worthy collection.

Working without any restrictions or guidelines, both Michael and Uli struggled. Laura made a conscious decision to churn out another beaded cocktail dress. Jeffrey changed his radio dial from Hard Rock to Easy Listening.

Now, what did the judges think about the final runway challenge leading up to OFW? I think Nina got a little bored - and a little confused. She wasn't impressed at all.

"Don't bore Nina!"

I wasn't too sure how the guest judge would react either. I guess I was waiting for the 2-snap salute, but I didn't see it. For the most part, she "HATED IT!"

The judges called Laura a one-note. They were confused about both Jeffrey and Michael. So by default, Uli won for her short-cropped beach wrap that can be worn in Miami. Her dress will be featured in the First Look section in ELLE magazine.

Let's hear it for the fabulously glamorous Laura Bennett. She is the ultimate multitasker. Not only can she sketch, design, drape, cut, sew and fit in the allotted time, BUT she finds the time to glue beads, baubles, feathers and sparkles to complete the look. How does she ever find time to do it all?