Today’s Pattern Story (and Sale)

by Erin on November 4, 2009


Vogue

"Random Bride," America's favorite faux-relationship reality show, shook the dice once again in its stunning season finale, marrying ALL the contestants to men plucked from a random casting call held earlier this year in the Silver Lake Starbucks.

Contestants had earlier been told that they would be competing for a dream wedding package, including a "mystery groom."

"This way we're ALL winners," declared Claire Deloon, the fan favorite and season-long front runner. "Except for the girls not getting endorsement deals, of course."

"All the brides were so radiant, so toned, so downright obsessive about the details, that we thought it would be a shame not to marry them all off," said Executive Producer Larry Lumpen.

After the multiple-couple ceremony, the newly-married couples celebrated in a reception on the soundstage. Their honeymoons are also being taken jointly, and will be filmed for a future "Random Bride: After the Cake" special. (Airdate TBD.)

Next season, the producers are planning to launch "Random Bride: Ball and Chain," where three lucky women will have the weddings of their dreams … to men serving life sentences in maximum-security prisons.

[Writing this I can't believe how downright plausible it all sounds ... sanctity of marriage my foot. And yes, I'm looking at you, Maine!]

(Today's pattern is from Wendy at PatternStash — you can get 15% off just by mentioning "dressaday" in the message to the seller. You can use this code for her patterns at ecrater, too.)

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Disrepaired November 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Wow this post so had me going for a minute. I wasnt paying attention to which link I had clicked on from my RSS feed and was thinking this really was about some amazingly weird American TV show! I need more sleep.

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DragonPoodle November 4, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Hilarious! and at least as good a way of pairing people off as my first 3 marriages. (the 4th was a keeper).

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Alice November 4, 2009 at 3:17 pm

What a hoot! Thanks for the giggles!

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Alice November 4, 2009 at 3:17 pm

What a hoot! Thanks for the giggles!

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Cookie November 4, 2009 at 3:43 pm

The bride to the far left looks quite…well, like shes sucking a concealed hard candy. Or a lemon wedge. I think she expected to be the evenings big winner.

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Lisa Simeone November 4, 2009 at 3:58 pm

OMG, Im in stitches (so to speak)! Especially at Claire Deloon!!

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Packrat November 4, 2009 at 4:57 pm

LOL funny. To me they all look like they are crying. Its the dress. Makes them look like theyre carrying saddle bags on the side of their hips.

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Hana November 5, 2009 at 2:38 am

Huh. Thats rather scary… and yes, the pattern illustration is rather strange, their faces are. Ive never seen such before.

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Vegan November 5, 2009 at 4:02 am

I was also very disappointed in the vote in Maine! Thanks for mentioning it!

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Latter-Day Flapper November 5, 2009 at 6:56 am

It IS creepy how plausible this sounds. *Shudder*.

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Theresa November 5, 2009 at 7:19 am

Sorry to sound like a parrot but I loved the Claire Deloon…also I wouldnt be at all suprised if some network saw this and decided to run with it…its not too far from Who wants to marry my dad, the Bachelor/ette and Cougar….

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Jen November 5, 2009 at 9:05 am

This story could easily become a reality show, which is one reason why I dont watch TV any more.I think the illustrator for this pattern is Steven Stipelman, one of the last great illustrators for WWD (his illustration text is a benchmark)One last thing: anyone else notice the Renaissance style strip sleeve construction? Amazing!

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Liz November 5, 2009 at 9:38 am

Larry Lumpen, giggles.

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Gina November 5, 2009 at 9:45 am

This post made me remember the Mystery Date game I played as a kid. Wikipedia refreshed my memory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Date_(game)How thinking has changed. I cant imagine buying a game for a little girl that says, lets work on your wardrobe so you can be ready for the guys when you can actually start dating!Oh, right, The Swan, et. al. Guess we havent changed that much.

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Carla November 5, 2009 at 11:12 am

This was a positively creepy story. Shudder.

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Cookie November 5, 2009 at 11:22 am

The one on the far right has fallen asleep on her feet.

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Susan November 5, 2009 at 11:44 am

I love your blog. I just had to say that. Keep it up.

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bani November 5, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I was totally falling for it too. *exhales*

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Sara November 5, 2009 at 12:46 pm

I love those dresses! But I cannot watch the show. Sorry.;)

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Anonymous November 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Last Saturday evening, a friend and I assumed doorkeeper responsibilities passing out candy to trick-or-treaters so Mommy and Daddy could both escort their 2-year-old daughter. We both commented on the large number of girls dressed as brides. We also congratulated ourselves for not giving each girl a lecture on how being a bride should not be the ultimate goal of every woman. –Karen

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dulcet November 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm

For some reason this illustration reminds me of Ed Gorey.

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Bridget B. November 6, 2009 at 12:55 am

Wow! This is awesome . . . as is your gentle-nose thumbing at the recent events in Maine . . .

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DivaJean November 6, 2009 at 8:40 am

I think the first bride (short sleeves w/ veil) looks most like an Edward Gorey drawing. She has a strange sideways glance towards the bridemaid in pink- a forlorn longing that she cant marry her perhaps…. or maybe thats just me over-interpreting.

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Anonymous November 6, 2009 at 11:42 am

DivaJean, I think its the two on the RIGHT that are secretly an item! Theyre planning their escape to a friendlier state (Mass.?)even as we speak.-Sandra

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beangirl November 6, 2009 at 6:51 pm

O.M.G.Thats all I can say.O.M.G.(Im laughing too hard to say anything else)

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Melissa November 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I used to have that pattern! I never made it up, though, and Im not sure whatever happened to it. Must have gotten lost in a move.And the truly funny part about the story is that I can totally imagine that show being on next season. Are there any FOX executives reading this blog?

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new york shopping November 12, 2009 at 12:26 pm

What a story, When can we see the really Tv show ! ;-)

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baju muslim zahra November 18, 2009 at 1:11 am

wow so beautiful wedding dresses

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