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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Casting Call For Tim Gunn's Guide To Style

The casting director for Tim Gunn's new show has written to let us know that they are still looking for candidates. They are specifically seeking women who are "Empty Nesters" aged 43-60 and live within 30 miles of NYC.

They are also seeking men for one episode. No qualifications for the men - any age, gay or straight, but must live within 30 miles of NYC.

If you fit this profile and you are interested, please e-mail Katy Sarge.

Of course, we'd love to hear from you if you are selected!

Liz Claiborne Dies

Our sincere condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Liz Claiborne. She was an inspiration to the fashion industry and to women everywhere.

You can read more about Liz at, Forbes, ABC News, and of course Bravo.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

More News!

Tim Gunn makes his debut as "Tim Well Done" in this week's episode of Sprays in the City. Be sure to vote at the end and enter the contest for the $10,000 shopping spree. Thanks Cody.

Also, for designers, Babylock is sponsoring a Passion For Fashion design contest. Please let us know if you plan to enter.

There is lots of press coverage of the Trevor Project benefit. Tim Gunn, Daniel Vosovic and Andy Cohen were among those attending. Check out Broadway World, (Thanks Deb) The Observer, A Socialite's Life, and of course Andy Cohen's Outzone Blog.

Meanwhile, Mychael Knight was at the BET Awards. There is coverage at fellow blogger Young, Black and Fabulous.

Mychael will also be presenting a fashion show this Friday night in Birmingham. Please let us know if you are planning to attend. We would love a field report.

Here is a new interview with Tim Gunn.

Here is one with Heidi - thanks Wendie.

Anyone watching this?

Finally, I enjoyed this blogger's post about visiting Jay McCarroll!

Monday, June 25, 2007

From The Mailbox

Tim Gunn is among the celebrities scheduled to appear at tonight's Trevor Project benefit.

Ohnotheydidn't reports a Mychael Knight sighting in Laguna Beach. Thanks Nick.

Kara Janx is having a "Blowout Sample Sale" on Wednesday.

Meet Emmett McCarthy in Southampton on Saturday, June 30th.

Anyone else wish they lived in New York?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tim Gunn News and More

hollyWoody asks Tim Gunn 5 questions and the answers are pure Tim at his most fab.

Tim is certainly being called into service for charity events these days! Tim will participate in the 2007 Capital Catwalk on June 23rd in his hometown of Washington, D.C. This event benefits The High Tea Society, a
non-profit program that seeks to offer economic mobility to inner-city girls.

Tim will join the salute to Nathan Lane on June 25th at the Hudson Theatre in New York. Lane will receive The Trevor Hero Award and Bravo will receive The Trevor Commitment Award. The Trevor Project is a non-profit, suicide prevention organization. Tickets are available for this event that is sure to attract a red carpet crowd.

According to this press release, Tim Gunn is set to emcee VH1's Save the Music Foundation event that will honor former President Bill Clinton and presidential hopeful wife Hilary.

Heidi Klum tells iVillage how she shed those baby pounds (just as you thought you were going to do without your daily dose of Heidi.) By the way, Daily Blabber wants you to think up a caption for the picture at the right.

Finally, Chloe Dao participated in a design contest this week and it seems she is looking to open a second Lot 8 boutique in Houston.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

From The Mailbox

I should have titled this post 'Heidi Galore' because of all the news/sitings of Heidi Klum in NYC.

A Socialite's Life has Heidi dining, shopping and tooling around town with her BFF's. Hello Magazine has Heidi with son Henry trying a (parked) motorcycle on for size. The Daily News tells us that a reversal of fortune means you can't call Heidi the Baroness von Klum. And Celebrity Baby Scoop shows us the picture at the left of Heidi and Seal having some quality time with Leni.

And for non-Heidi related news, Canadian designer Brian Bailey will be the mentor for Project Runway Canada. Click here for the details about who will also join Iman on this highly anticipated show that will debut for our northern neighbors in October.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Updates - Heidi, Jay and Alison

Heidi Klum is featured in this New Zealand interview that talks about her work as a curvy model and some special German nicknames. Celebrity Baby Blog brings us the photo (by Steve Connolly for Startrak) of Heidi and baby Henry that you see at the right as well as a photo of big sister Leni. And for more pictures of Heidi out with two of the kids, click here.

Our readers robin and neptunerh told us about the Jay McCarroll documentary, Eleven Minutes. Laura K. remembered the crew filming him at Fashion Week last September. We don't have an air date - yet - but we'll keep you updated. Tom and Lorenzo, among others, can't wait to see this next installment in the Jay saga.

Finally, Alison Kelly is selling clothing on her MySpace. They are interesting dresses that her fans should appreciate.

Monday, June 18, 2007

From The Mailbox

Here is more from the Cosmogirl Model contest.

Here is a reminder about Santino Rice's appearance in San Francisco on July 27th.

Heidi Klum ranks 84th in the Forbes magazine "Best Paid Celebrities" list. You're worth it, Heidi! Thanks Roz.

Now that Heidi is in New York for Project Runway, there have been many many sightings. Here is a cute one. Do you like the bangs?

Friday, June 15, 2007

From The Mailbox

What turns Tim Gunn on? This is from the June 07 issue of Genre magazine. Thanks Kenneth.

Daniel Vosovic dressed the contestants for Cosmogirl's So You Want to be a Model event. Click here for photos.

Mychael Knight is premiering a jewelry line.

Also, Mychael will be in Springfield Illinois on July 28th. Please let us know if you can attend - thanks BPRs.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Jay McCarroll Bowling Bag Available at Fred Flare

Many of you have been anxious for Jay's clothing to become available to purchase.

While we don't have any news on the clothing (sorry!), we have discovered a new bag design available at Fred Flare. Jay's design is part of a promotional contest called "Fred Friends: Next Big Thing."

Tim Gunn Featured in New Series!

The introduction and first episode are here, and you can read more about it in the press release here.

Tim is not in the first episode - but we'll certainly stay tuned...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Top Chef Premiere Tonight at 10:00

Our friends at Blogging Top Chef will be hosting a live chat during the show. Also, our friends at Top Chef 2 have links to a couple of previews and will continue their excellent coverage as well.

While you're waiting for the show to begin be sure to check out Trish's Field Report from a Cook-off event between Sam Talbot and Ilan Hall. Hi Trish!

Does anybody know if Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens" show will return? I don't find any mention of it anywhere... perhaps I'll just check in the with the team at BAC.

Video - Bradley Baumkirchner

From The Mailbox

This is actress Alicia Minshew who plays Kendall on All My Children. She is wearing a Malan Breton design and I think she looks adorable!

Malan will also be at "Broadway Bares" on June 17th. No he won't be naked and believe me, I asked. It's a charity event to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Malan will be participating as part of a VIP backstage package.

Fashion Indie blogger Daniel Saynt suggests that Alison Kelly might be part of the cure for GAP. Just in case you missed it, here again is the Brass Magazine article about Alison. Thanks Colleen.

Here is something fun. Teamsugar asks which designer will stand the test of time - Chloe or Jeffrey? What about Jay? Maybe Jay will be in the poll next week...

Austin Scarlett was recently in Seattle for a bridal show. Thanks Wendie!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Introducing: The Glam Squad!

Click here to visit the "MSN Style Studio" website.

Fourth Quarter of 2007

Every day we receive e-mails from fans asking "When will Season Four Begin?" As far as we know, the show returns during the "Fourth quarter of 2007." We don't know which month, which week or which day.

We know for certain that they are filming season four right now and we have had several spottings of the designers.

We also receive daily e-mails about the release date of the season three DVD. We don't know when it will be available and when I asked Andy Cohen and he said he "Had no idea." Of course, you can download every episode from iTunes. ALSO - there is a season three MARATHON today, so you could set the recorder. The DVD will hopefully have some extra bonus features and really, that's what we are interested in, right? The stuff we haven't seen before. Also, the "Wear are they now?" feature. I hope they do a story about Emmett. It's overdue.

In the meantime, dear BPRs if you hear anything about the release date of the DVD, please let us know.

I'll be back with the news a little later.

Monday, June 11, 2007

BPR at "Reality Check"

Los Angeles-based field reporter Jonathan Trimm attended the "Reality Check" event and sends us this great story. Thanks again, Jonathan.

On Friday night, reality stars gathered together at MJ's Nightclub in Silverlake California, to help raise funds for the Trevor Project, and to kick off Pride Week.

Two of our favorite PR contestants, and one very memorable model were on hand to support this event and the amazing organization. Nick Verreos was on hand greeting the crowd and talking to other reality stars and fans alike. He was there with David Paul, and excited about the new things happening in his life. With his GenArts work, he has travelled all over the US, including: Chicago, Phoenix, and many other cities.

Andrae Gonzalo was also on hand and extremely excited to support the event and the work it is doing to help the homosexual community and especially the youth. Andrae is still teaching at FIDM, and designing for private clients. When asked about the possibility of working with Jamie Benson again on another dance event, he said it was an amazing experience that he would not rule-out, but there is nothing in the works right now.

The lovely Amanda Fields was also at the event. Currently she is attending acting classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and wanting to move into acting while still carrying on her modeling career. She also gave a heads up to the fact that some
of Uli Herzner's designs are in the window of a store called Horn on Robertson Blvd. She is also still doing runway modeling.

The Trevor Project is an amazing organization that was created to help people through tough situations. Based off a short film call "Trevor," which focused on a 13 year-old who tried to take his life after being shunned at school because of his homosexuality, the Trevor Project created in 1998, is a suicide and crisis help-line for gay youth and adults. It is a 24 hours/ 7 days a week line. Via the organization's website, the Trevor Helpline has taken over 96,000 phone calls since its beginning. In 2004, the group extended its support to other methods, including teaching guides, etc. It was a great event and supported an even better organization.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Weekend Update

Here is an interview with Jay McCarroll in Philly Style Magazine.

Nick Verreos will be a judge for this model search to find the new face of Emu.

Here are five suggestions for Season Four from Papierdoll. Want to add your own?

Here is an item from E! Online:
FASHION FORWARD: Former Project Runway contestant Daniel Vosovic dresses the models competing in NY/LA Model Management and CosmoGirl's fifth annual So You Want to Be a Model contest on Tuesday at Plumm in NYC.

Be sure to visit for a story about the Season Four auditions including diary entries from several judges.

We might have missed this feature on Tim Gunn. Thanks Roz.

Just knowing that Season Four is filming right now is very exciting isn't it?

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Scarlett Wearing Emmett McCarthy

Emmett McCarthy's fashions are perfect for any occasion. Today was my daughter's graduation and I just had to wear my Scarlett dress.

Note to Emmett: I felt like a princess in my dress but I was so caught up taking pictures of the graduate that not a single photo of myself was taken at the event. I used up all of the batteries in my camera so this was snapped with a camera phone.

Model Sighting!

Look for a season three favorite here. Did you see her? How about here? Thanks Sammi!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Almost All Tim

Tim Gunn's book is featured in Newsweek! Thanks Sabrina and Wendie.

Heidi Klum is featured as InStyle's Look of the Day today. She is wearing Michael Kors. Thanks Kathy.

The Gilded Moose pokes some good-natured fun at Tim's apartment. Thanks Chris.

Did you know that Liz Claiborne had a magazine? It's called Lizis. Click on the video link to see the new fall line as well as a brief interview with.... guess who? Thanks Deb.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

From The Mailbox

Most of the news this morning is about last night's
CFDA Awards. These are the "Oscars of the Fashion Industry." Debra Messing and Heidi Klum were there with Michael Kors. Here they pose with Liya Kebede as Charlie's Angels. Cute! Thanks Ted.

There is more coverage here, here, here,and here.

Hey CFDA - how about considering one of the Project Runway designers for the "Emerging" category in 2008?

Meanwhile, faithful BPRs are aware that season four is filming right now in NYC. reports a sighting. Mild possible spoiler alert. If you don't want to know - don't click on it.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

From The Mailbox

Where's Andrae? Picking up some swag from the MTV Movie Awards. Click here for more.

Andrae and Nick Verreos will be at this event in Silverlake CA on Friday night. Please let us know if you can attend! Thanks Top Chef Bloggers.

Santino Rice offers his fashion advice for summer here in the Columbus Ledger.

Once again Daniel Vosovic is mentioned in an article about the NYLO Hotel Chain. Any BPRs in Plano looking for a job? Thanks Wendie.

Everyone loves Project Runway - the writers from the show "Heroes" (which I love) as well as this writer from "Grey's Anatomy."

Let's call it the "Project Runway Effect." More shows and films about fashion are in the hopper. Click here for info. Who is your pick to play Vivienne Westwood?

And now for something completely different... BPR's own field reporter Roz, mentioned us in her profile in "Pensions and Investments." Thanks for the shout-out, Roz. BPRs are everwhere!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Jay McCarroll Video

Click here to watch Jay's TV Guide video
TV Guide has a new video discussing reality show pioneers and Jay McCarroll of Project Runway Season 1 is featured. Click here to see the segment; Jay's portion starts at about 3:41. Thanks, Roz.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Runway Reject

So many stories from the audition line, here's yet another:

"I want to change the world! I'm a socially conscious, environmental and feminist designer that wants to revolutionize fashion! I'm opposed to the mass production, mass consumption, wasteful, sweatshop labor-filled industry but making clothes is my passion! I have the talent and motivation to make it in the industry and make a difference! And I need Project Runway for the exposure."
Designer Kate Goldwater writes an open letter to Project Runway...