Nicotino: Crash and Burn

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 by




This was a disastrously bad pairing of two opposing aesthetics and personalities. Santino's all structure and form and occasionally deconstruction. Santino wants to make a statement.


Whereas Nick's all Glam! Fierce! Body! Nick wants to make an impact.


The outfit isn't without value, though. That jacket is actually quite beautiful even if the proportions are off.


And the top has a nice look to it, even if it is either poorly fitted or just in the wrong fabric for the design.


Worse still, nothing in either aspect of the design was appropriate for Banana Republic. Sure, neither of them normally work in that style, but we'd have thought they were both aware enough of what that style is to attempt to mimic it. We can understand Santino banging on the bars of the cage, but Nick? This would seem like something Nick would understand fairly well.

And holy God, is that window FUGLY.

In other news...


Heidi Klum attempts to start new trend by applying makeup with magic markers. Film at 11.


She looks like she had someone else's face tattooed on her own.


[Screencaps: projectrungay.blogspot.com]


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37 comments:

Anonymous said...

did you ever see the design that Banana Republic stole from Santino and Nick?

http://santinorice.com/blog/2006_01_08_archive.html

it is in the middle of the page...

BigAssBelle said...

ick. mutt and jeff couldn't pull it off. that loose flowy jacket looked wrong with the rest of it ~ my opinion, of course.

heidi :-) looks like disco diva heading to the bars in 1982.

Suzanne said...

Heidi looks like a drag queen....

DolceLorenzo said...

The outfit is not that bad, but that window is UGLY!

And don't get me started on Heidi...she can't apply makeup to save her life.

Anonymous said...

I think Heidi's so used to being ON the runway and having a talented makeup artist work on her that when she's off doing her own thing she forgets that OFF the runway looks are a totally different arena.

Oh, but the drama of Nicotino was a sight to behold. Delicious.

Mina said...

wow BR, good job stealing the designers ideas....they sold a dress that looked EXACTLY like zulema and kara's, just without the vest. same fabric, same hemline...wow guys...just...wow.

that said, i didn't hate this outfit, but it wouldn't really work for a lot of different body types because of the shirt. i think that's why daniel v. and andre won. that dress would look good on a lot of bodies, besides the fact that rebecca worked that thing like it was her last day on earth.

Pepper2 said...

Looks like Santino reads Rungay. Hi Santino.

Anonymous said...

BR really seemed to get their money's worth from Project Runway, didn't they?
Do they hire a different stylist for Heidi for each episode? She's a total hit or miss with the looks on the entire series so far. At least Kelly Wearstler is ALWAYS an entertaining fashion disaster.
kath

Anonymous said...

The BR design that looks like it was "stolen" from Santino and Nick was in the collection due to the book/movie "Memoirs of a Geisha", not Nick and Santino.

No! Not Japanese kimono style! Stolen from Nick and Santino?!

Seriously. I wouldn't put it past BR to "borrow" aspects of designs, but it's not like it randomly showed up in the typical BR collection.

Anonymous said...

With the jacket the outfit looks like Geisha Spa day... not my favorite and poor Heidi, Seal must have had the make-up gun set to French whore when he aimed it at her... or maybe they had just finished with some role-play if you know what I mean!

MT

Anonymous said...

People want to read Santino's blog? Lord have mercy.

Anonymous said...

The only thing the Nicotino jacket has in common with the BR dress (besides the fabric which was BR's to begin with) is the kimono sleeve, and even that is different. The N/S jacket's sleeve appears to cut with jacket (no seam) and the BR dress sleeve is cut separate (armhole seam).
The BR dress is supposed to look like the Zul/Ka dress is completely different, the BR dress is a bias cut sheath with a handkerchief hem. the Z/K dress has a very fitted bodice with princess seams a slightly dropped waist seam and a gathered skirt. BR's bold printed fabric is the only thing that they share.

Anonymous said...

My guess is the designers had to sign something indemnifying BR. Since they were using BR fabric and designing for the same season, that would protect BR in the event of these types of "coincidences." I have seem these types of agreements in analogous situations.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

With the jacket the outfit looks like Geisha Spa day... not my favorite and poor Heidi, Seal must have had the make-up gun set to French whore when he aimed it at her... or maybe they had just finished with some role-play if you know what I mean!
MT
LOL! ROFL!
Oh no you didn't!

Anonymous said...

Nothing about this outfit worked. Seperately the pieces did achieve a momentary appeal. Any closer inspection and the illusion stopped. The Window. All I saw was Santino's angry defensive incompetence rearing its, well... angry defensive incompetent head.
Poor Nick.

Anonymous said...

NICOTINO!

Hahahahaha.

Anonymous said...

I still can't believe Tim's "PU" joke to this day...it was too perfectly timed.

;)

Anonymous said...

Okay so here's the story. Nick and Santino were fucking, alright? But they didnt' work well together so Santino started fucking Andrae. Andrae wanted to fuck Daniel V but Santino's hold over him was too strong. So Nick tried to get Santino jealous by trying to get with Daniel but then he got auf'd.

Heidi, put the paintbrush DOWN!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, they all look so pissed in these pictures.
Nick: 'Cause he had to pair up with Santino.
Tara: 'Cause she had to wear that outfit and stand in that hideous window.
Santino: 'Cause he did not win.

Anonymous said...

Santino and Nick really blew it on their window design. It was crap. It looked awful.

Anonymous said...

Laura Bennett is on "Watch What Happens" (Andy's online aftershow)tonight!!

Anonymous said...

I laughed when Santino said: "Banana Republic should follow my vision if they know what is good for them."
What an egomaniac!

Anonymous said...

It was two summers ago - before PR came out - that Banana Republic was doing a big cross-marketing campaign with "Memoirs of a Geisha" and had entire rooms of kamino-inspired clothing. So 1) I don't think they stole it from Nicatino and 2) BR has no right to say that Nicatino's design was "just not in their style" since it clearly WAS their style two years ago.

eric3000 said...

Ha ha! Heidi's makeup was pretty severe!

I kind of liked the jacket, too. And I think Banana Republic does occasionally sell something that doesn't look like every other piece in the store. I just don't know if anyone buys it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

With the jacket the outfit looks like Geisha Spa day... not my favorite and poor Heidi, Seal must have had the make-up gun set to French whore when he aimed it at her... or maybe they had just finished with some role-play if you know what I mean!
MT
LOL! ROFL!
Oh no you didn't!


Oh yes I did!!!
MT

Jenn said...

HAHA Heidi gets no free passes either! Love her, but those lips were HARSH.

The window alone needed a full Nick treatment....we already knew the outfit was going to suck because Santino had his claws on it, but damn--I almost wish Nick focused exclusively on the window...woulda been FIERCE and SASSY

Angie said...

Santino looks so handsome with that blue layered over the pale shirt and his slacks look just right. Very nice! Nick looks like Zulema dressed him.

Anonymous said...

SANTINO!!!! YOU'RE THE BEST!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Great Santino sees the future. He wants to drag BR into their future kicking and screaming. Exactly why is the Great Santino always so shocked when he does not win?

I don't think Nick really had any opportunity to add much to the design or the window. He undoubtedly had to spend all his time blocking Santino's efforts to add things.

Gorgeous Things said...

"Nicotino"
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Snort!

Get those boys on the Patch, stat!

Anonymous said...

UGLIEST. WINDOW DISPLAY. EVER.

That was unspeakably hideous.

Laura said...

Just gonna chime in with the others to say that in the last screen shot, Heidi Klum looks like a man.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does Heidi look like she's got a lazy eye?

Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt Heidi does her own makeup for a nationally televised show. Whoever DID do that mess should be flogged with a mascara brush.

That outfit? Horrible.

The window? Shiteous.

Anonymous said...

Sheesh, is that an excellent example of what happens when partners can't agree on design. It looks like they both just took sections of the outfit and did whatever they wanted without thinking about what the other was doing. And that window? Horrible. I get what they wanted to do, but the execution was just bad (a BIG trash can and huge, exaggerated balls of paper would have been better...and get rid of that damn brown paper.)

That bit about the outfit not fitting in with BR's aesthetic, though? Total crap, as evidenced by the first poster's link. I remember thinking the same thing back when it aired.

-Em

Suzanne said...

LOL ....I don't know how "Nicotino " got past me yesterday.....GOOD ONE!!

Anonymous said...

Now please don't blast me for saying this, but I think she's giving off a Laura Bennett vibe here. The square jaw, red lips, sleek hair, classic black top.