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Monday, March 13, 2006 

Special edition Santino -vs- Lacko shirt!


UPDATE 2: We're leaving the shirts on the site until this evening because we're having too much fun running around, seeing sites & meeting people in Chicago to do business at the moment. :)

We are offering a LIMITED EDITION Santino Rice Tee available to fans exclusively via SantinoRice.com for a limited time only. Read More...

Here's a Pic I shot of Santino yesterday in Boys Town posing with his 'inner animal'!





You are ahead of your time.....and.......SQuinto what you HAVE is Passion.
Unfortunately, like the RunWay wiinner said (Honey I couldn't remember her name even if you paid me) "It's a business".

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am cheering for ya'
M.C.

Santino you're still in Chicago? I'm dying to run into you!

Giraffes are tres Awesome.

Wows, I just noticed how high that sidewalk is...
I think I'm scared, now!

You're a Great designer, and I hope your business in the windy city goes well!

M

hey Santino, I think you are incredible and its good to know you are in the Chi enjoying the sunshine and crazy weather. Best of luck, peace
Nikki D

Santino you are a true winner, you did not sell out and that is ALL that matters honey! I wish you all the luck in the future and hey you can post on my blog anytime! LOL Feel free to post anytime sexy! ;) Good Luck with your future plans!

if you ever want a bastard child I'm your woman!!

Santino: I hope that you are able to make some serious deals here in our fair city. Here's a virtual White Russian for you to toast your future success.

Hey when I lived in Paris, there was a found art sculpture on my street that reminds me of this giraffe!
http://www.fotolog.com/marellenmac/?pid=3167710

I thought your collection was beautiful and I was voting for you since day one but maybe you are meant to succeed on your own terms.

One thing's for sure and that's that you are going to be very successful because you do have the passion and the drive and the joie de vie to go very far.

I wish the best of everything to you.

damn sexy!

much love
Jill

It's always nice to see a picture of Santino.

Santino, why don't you post a picture of your handsome self posed bare assed on a bearskin rug?

Come on, we know you've got one of those pictures, let's see it!

When will we see you in GQ or Playgirl?

You crazy man.

We love you, you cute thang.

just as an update, your designs are selling for about twice the price of chloe's

All I want to know is: At what point in the Chicago tour did Santino bust out singing Sinatra's "My Kind of Town?"

You picked a great time to visit. The weather was fabulous this weekend.

I bet you lost your hat at least twice today though! The wind is fierce!!

I hope you don't have enough money to go back to cali, I want you to stay!

i love that pic of santino!
& i can't wait til my santino vs. lacko shirt comes in the mail! i'm so excited! hahaa <333

I was, quite simply, angered over the final choice on Project Runway. After viewing your beautiful, inspired, creative and well made collection, I was certain that you would be named the winner. I had always appreciated your passion and willingness to create something, instead of just sell it. I never was swayed by the editing and typecasting you as the colorful villain- I thought most of your comments were spot on! And I never once thought they came from a place of meanness or degradation.

I want to encourage you to continue in your endeavors and be the successful designer that we all know that you will be!

santino, i lurve jew.

People are wishing our little lamb "Happy Birthday" on myspace. How do they know his birthday, and why don't we know Santino's, except that he's a Leo? (By the way, if it's July 23, which is a cusp or something between Cancer and Leo, I'm claiming him as a fellow Cancerian). :-)

How long will you be in Chicago?
Us Chi-town fans are desperate to know the whens and wheres of your stay.

Santino,

Since the Runway show I have had no desire to watch reruns of any of it (Project Runway). Remember when you said, "I can't stand the sound of her voice". I think you said it about Diana. Well, that is how I feel about Daniel V's voice. It is like that for me. And Chloe, what a wiiiiiner.

The winner and also second runner up looked like it was a "set up". It was like, what ever you did on the Runway, you were not going to win.

First they wanted a woman to win. Second, she is a successful business woman already and a woman who could be controlled. Third they wanted to invest their money on a person they did not have to expect to be creative just perdictable.

Santino, I only wanted you to win. You are the one who should have one. All across America there are people like me, who feel like I do.

You now have your "face" known. So "Go for it", like a confident Santino would do. The $100,000. has too many strings attached. Remember, "YOU" SANTINO, ARE A WINNER.

Jeanne from Phoenix

SANTINO!! i wanted u to win the whole time, ur clothes are simply better and dont ever get boring, i think the judges were surprised that ur clothes didnt have the usual frills so u didnt win, but they were beautiful!! i soo want them! is there anywhere to buy ur clothes?? KEEP DESIGNING STUFF. look at clay aiken--he didnt win american idol and people are obsessed with him--bad example i know, but ur the clay of project runway--except in a cool, good way. -a fan from the start

Santino,

Since the Runway show I have had no desire to watch reruns of any of it (Project Runway). Remember when you said, "I can't stand the sound of her voice". I think you said it about Diana. Well, that is how I feel about Daniel V's voice. It is like that for me. And Chloe, what a wiiiiiner.

The winner and also second runner up looked like it was a "set up". It was like, what ever you did on the Runway, you were not going to win.

First they wanted a woman to win. Second, she is a successful business woman already and a woman who could be controlled. Third they wanted to invest their money on a person they did not have to expect to be creative just perdictable.

Santino, I only wanted you to win. You are the one who should have one. All across America there are people like me, who feel like I do.

You now have your "face" known. So "Go for it", like a confident Santino would do. The $100,000. has too many strings attached. Remember, "YOU" SANTINO, ARE A WINNER.

Jeanne from Phoenix

If you're in Boystown, check out Clarks on Halsted or the Alley on Clark. Goodtimes for sure!

oh Santino.....

You're awesome. You're on my list of people I want to have dinner with. Right along with Thom Filicia of Queer Eye.

love youuuu.
-liv

Santino Santino Santino. Let's have a drink whilst you're in Chicago!? I mean, are you kidding me...?!!! Let us know where you're gonna be one night. I'd fucking love to meet you.

Santino - are you going to be doing interviews of candidates for PR3 in Chicago? Hmmm...seems like there are a lot of previous cast members who are in LA, so perhaps you have the midwest assignment?

hi santino-
i think we spotted you today at Filter Cafe- which was the biggest thrill! we're big fans- you were robbed!!
jon and em

Holy friggin' crap-cakes!

I had no idea Santino had a site. I think I've found my new home.

Nothing substantial to say right now, but maybe I'll buy some crap while I'm here.



Not sure if Santino actually reads the comments, but I gotta say that you're the shit, man.

That's it.

Santino, you take the cake! And, you was robbed. Your collection was sublime. You are a fresh breeze in the insular world of fashion and you deserve the utmost success. Keep the faith. You're a winner!

wow!! santino u look cool in this pic..this outfit suits u...all the mu best wishes...hope good things happen to u in the time to come and forever..

Like Jeanne from Phoenix, I am also from Arizona--so needless to say there are apparenty some women with good taste here. I just rarely see them! Anyhow...that is another blog for another time. I wanted to let you know that I was SHOCKED when Chloe won. First, you were clearly the one who most embraced the critiques from week to week and grew creatively from what they were saying--whether you agreed with it or not. You were the one who showed many different facets of fashion and demonstrated that you could design any article of clothing with originality and fun. You are the one who is more in touch with how women really want to look...fun women anyhow. I actually expected Daniel to win simply because his collection looked like he stole it from the shred pile at Banana Republic design studios. But Chloe?? Seriously? Could she be shorter? As I consider the top designers I guess I can see why another typical, unoriginal, predictable, dress designer is so desperately needed....whatever.

you're in chicago?
I live in the suburbs!!
chicago rocks! (and so do you)

giraffes have the biggest hearts of any land animal. :) how fitting.

seriously, check out how cool giraffes are:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giraffe

oh.my.god. santino! that giraffe is right by my house, like a block away. i walk past it every day to the redline for school!! (fashion design). if you are still in chicago, my boyfriend wants to hump you. ha ha. (773)857-1370. you know, call and atleast make fun of me for being in love with you!

tia leigh & miggs

wooow. i'm so excited that you're still in chicago. it was so nice today right!? i hope you don't leave soon because i want to tell you that i loved your collection.

Santino Rice

Our capsule for the future
Will contain a strip
Of your fabric--
A subtle token of a bold adventure
Upon the scape of sentiment,
Upon the one impediment
The vague yet cutting lie of television--
Your honesty was brutalized by misprision
But worry not, the lies will fade and die,
You were an unjust object of derision--
The truth will ring like the resplendent cry
Of fabric ripping beneath your sensetive eye.
Your vision of our clothing could not lie.
We'll all wear your clean garments when in heaven!

is that you in chicago? i live there and i thought i recognized the houses. i live in chiago! are you making any appearance for fans or anything like that????????? i would LOVE to meet you!
take care,
carol

I lurve you like a fat kid loves cake. You're awesome. I can't wait to see your future designs. You have a bright bright career ahead of you.

Signed, a huge fan : )

Hey, I'm your fan from Thailand
and there are many of your fans here as well.

what a cute picture!!!! hope ur having a great time!!!

xx

Another Arizonan here...maybe we should start a club! ;)

Great pic Santino...stay warm!

katie

Santino you are the shit man and your work amazed me. I lost two bids on your pieces, but I'm an LA girl and will hopefully meet up with you at sometime in the near future. Keep up the awesome work and don't change a thing about you. Oh, and your Mom is precious!

Whoa. Lotta Chicago folk here.

Go Midwest! I mean it.

You have amazing talent. Your first dress, your Barbie dress, your Nicki Hilton dress, the skating outfit (which I think would look spectacular on ice - like a phoenix), and on and on. I can remember every piece you designed for PR - can't say that about any of the other designers. For the last couple of pieces and the final collection, you listened to what the judges said, designed with that in mind and then they dumped on you for it! So don't listen to them - follow your own brilliant instincts. We'll be seeing you at the tents again and in all the magazines - I have no doubt.

Santino--please put up a link of your appearance on Best of the Week.
You're wonderful and will go very far.
xoxoxoxxoxo

Santino...you're so attractive and unique and fun loving...you make me smile!!

so what's next for you after Project Runway?

Did you know Project Runway got an Emmy Nomination this year? That could not happen if it were not for Santino. Look what you did for Project Runway! They have only ONE person to thank for that award nomination. YOU.

Hi all you Arizona friends from the Santino club.

Jeanne from Phoenix

I agree with Maureen Santino -- you're well ahead of your time, and like most of the greatest artists, musicians, poets, writers, you will eventually be paid the respect and credit you are due. Keep inspiring the world to be as beautiful as the clothing you create!
<3<3<3Much Love, Health and Happiness<3<3<3

OMG!!!

You were one of my favorites on the Show!!!

And now I just found out that you were in my 'hood!

Aw shucks! You rocked with every outfit you made and you have the most coolest personality.

You gotta say hello when you come to Chi Town again!

Santino's Collection Design 13
Current Bid : $ 2,750.00

Chloe's Collection Design 13
Current Bid : $ 1,075.00

Santino > Chloe

:)

Trills! much love santino. i hated you at first, but now you totally kick the ass. and i wanted that tee0shirt. sucks you guys are discontinueing it or whatever.

trills,

mandy

I'm a bit too broke to get a shirt, but if you keep them running I probably can afford one soon.

Best of luck to you! You rock!

Check out livejournal, You have two communities:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/santinogroupies

http://www.livejournal.com/users/santinoisjesus

AND you are often featured on Livejournal's PREMIERE Gossip Blog that boasts almost 30,000 members here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/ohnotheydidnt

You have some crazy supporters there who always are talking about you. You even have your own avatars and icons. Check it out :)

Chicago is the best city ever!

I SAW SANTINO IN MARSHALL FIELDS!! but i felt too dorky to say anything... dammit.

come back to chicago lovey!
~ cary

Santino, you are a stud, for sure.

yay Chicago! The greatest ciy in the US! I hope you had a fantastic time. I really like your work, it is fantastic, and when I get rich someday, I hope to be able to purchase a tad bit of your line, it's really good. I wish you great sucess, good luck, may the force be with you!

Santino...how bout a plug for my site www.BurnTees.com ?

I'm having withdrawls from watching you each week. I especially miss your hilarious impressions of

The judges loved Cara's makeover outfit for you (madras pants, etc.), however, YOU DESIGNED IT and selected the fabric (with some resistance from Cara). If the judges had known at that time that it was your design, would they have expressed such love for it?

Lisa

santino is the ebst designer in proyect runway ! you have to win !!

--> from Argentina, good luck!

Hey Santino! I'm a fan of yours from Bellevue NE. I've loved your work since I saw you on project runway. I agree with many here that YOU should have won^^ I hope to see more of your beautiful designs, I'm jealous of those who get to where them! ^.^

Congrats on all your work Santino. I'm amanda from bellevue NE., and loved your work ever since i started watching project runway. I agree with everyone here that YOU should have been the winner! Please keep up with your beautiful designs! I'm very jealous of those who get to wear your works of art^.^ If you ever have a chance email me somtime at Mandapanda0337@yahoo.com Keep up the great work Santino!!!!

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I'm Santino Rice, a fashion designer living and working in Hollywood California. I was a contestant on Bravo's Project Runway Season 2. This is my personal journal.