Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Renee K noted that Nick Verreos was seated several rows in front of her at the World Skating Championships in Los Angeles on Saturday. She sends this report:
During the resurfacing of the ice, I saw him stand up and turn my way. I pointed at him and crooked my finger signaling him to come up to my row. (Picture of him walking in the aisle). Surprisingly, he did. What a delight!!! I can only add to the others who have posted about meeting him to say that he couldn't have been nicer. He looked fabulous.
Thrilled, I introduced myself, told him how much I enjoyed his work and also told him I had been looking for him the entire time to which he replied, "You know I love figure skating, especially the outfits." I said he should have been there all week as there had been some doozies. Anyway, he agreed to having a picture taken with me.
Of all the wonderful things I experienced during the event, I have to admit, this one was my personal highlight.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Project Runway Season Three finalist Mychael Knight was one of the judges for Charleston Fashion Week's Emerging Designer Competition over the weekend. Click here for the full story from Charleston's Calendar Girl.
Click here for a new interview with Daniel Vosovic. Thanks Lauren.
Tim Gunn loves Los Angeles!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Jerell Scott is on the April cover of Alive magazine. Click here for more information.
Click here for Rondi's recap of Project Runway Canada Episode 9.
Click here for Johanne's recap.
Click here for exit interviews with Kim and Adejoke.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Christian Siriano's line has been picked up by Saks! Click here for more information. Congratulations Christian!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Jeffrey Sebelia was among the designers showing at the March Fashion Industry Night March 14th in Los Angeles.
Attention Birmingham: Project Runway Season Two designer, Heidi Elnora (Standridge) will be featured on May 3rd at "Rock the Runway." This kicks off the Bridal Event, "Style in the Sky." Click here for more information.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Project Runway Season Five winner Leanne Marshall joined friends at Dylan's Candy Bar for a "Purple Day" event to support epilepsy awareness.
More about Purple Day here.
Fashion Designer Jes Switaj helped Malan Breton create the designs for his latest collection. Click here for details.
Rami Kashou will be appearing on HSN tomorrow. Click here for more. He'll be part of the "Curations" show.
Click here for a look back at a 1993 photo shoot with Jack Mackenroth. He hasn't changed a bit...
Monday, March 23, 2009
Diana Eng has generously provided Blogging Project Runway with two copies of her new book "Fashion Geek." Just answer these Diana-related trivia questions to win!
1. "Fashion Geek" is published by _____ _____ _____.
2. Diana's sweetheart is named _____. (First name only is fine.)
3. Diana's favorite project from the book is the ____ ______ _____ _____.
Please e-mail your answers to Team BPR.
UPDATE: We have our winners - thanks everyone - the answers are: North Light Books, Dave and Felt Flower Flash Drive.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Project Runway Season Two Favorite Diana Eng talked to me about her life and her new book, Fashion Geek.
Click here for her website.
Here is a look behind the scenes as Diana prepares for her fashion show.
Here is a look at Diana's design process.
Both of these are from Craftzine.
Click here to listen to the podcast.
Click here for Rondi's Recap of Project Runway Canada - episode 8.
Project Runway Canada Season One designers, Evan Biddell, Carlie Wong and Lucian Matis were among the designers showing at LG Fashion Week.
Here is Johanne's report from the front row of the PRC finale show:
I sat front row for the collections by the three top finalists at Project Runway Canada’s LG Fashion Week finale. The show started with an introduction by PRC host Iman who was wearing a fitted emerald-green knee-length dress with silver platform heels. She asked the audience to help maintain the excitement of the TV show by not disclosing any information about the designers who were there.
That said, there were six designers who went on stage and introduced themselves and described their collection but only three collections were shown, without the designer coming out after his/her work to salute the crowd. As a fan and a viewer of Project Runway Canada, it wasn’t hard for me to tell whose work was on the runway.
It was a great show by all three designers- not at all what I expected to see and from up close in the front row, even I could tell that there were some garment construction issues. Some seams were crooked or awkward-looking, sequins weren’t well finished at the zipper of a dress, shapes were a little odd. All in all, the most fun all season of PRC and I can’t wait to share more with you about the three designers I met backstage and my interview with one of them yesterday. We’ll have to wait until the final airing of the show to get into more details!
Click here for more including a brief video!
Friday, March 20, 2009
BPR Correspondent Nancy T attended Diana Eng's book launch party and sent us this report. Thanks Nancy!
Diana's party was sponsored by the fabulous Fashion Indie. Her DJs were Joey Mariano and Eric Skiff. Sweet treats (including chocolate-covered Poprocks!) were provided by Danielle Bilton.
Diana Eng keeps proving that Fashion Geek is not an oxymoron. On March 19, 2009, she held a release party and fashion presentation for her new book.
Friends and press crowded the chic Pop Lounge in New York, sipping wine, eating chocolate-covered pop rocks, and listening to technopop. In the center of the room were four models wearing outfits that anyone (according to Diana!) can make using instructions from her book.
Click here to continue.
This is Fashion Week in Toronto and the PRCanada finalists showed their collections yesterday. Click here for an interview with Iman.
Click here for a video from FashionInMotion which includes footage from PRC judge Shawn Hewson's Bustle Show.
Click here for an interview with last year's winner, Evan Bidell, who is showing his collection today.
Click here for an interview with Brian Bailey about episode 8.
Click here for an exit interview with Genevieve.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Not only did Samantha Harris wear a Nikolaki gown on Dancing With The Stars this week, but so did Carrie Ann Inaba. Click here for the complete story from Nick and David.
Julie Wolfson interviews Project Runway Season Four designer Kit Pistol and her friend Esther Kim for Design Sponge.
Click here for a review of Diana Eng's new book, "Fashion Geek" from CNET.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Kenley Collins has been arrested for assaulting her fiance, Zac Penley. According to TMZ, there are several charges and she spent the night in jail.
This photo is from the BPR brunch on February 20th where Kenley was proudly showing off her ring and discussing her wedding plans.
More from the New York Post:
"It was a miscommunication," Collins told The Post after getting released without bail from Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday morning.
"Fights happen, And that's that. There is no case."
According to law enforcement sources, an enraged Collins woke Penley up just after 7 a.m. by hurling their cat in his face. Then she threw her laptop, and as he fell crawled on the floor, slammed a door on his head. She threw three apples, and doused him with water, before he was able to dial 911.
Everyone is chiming in on this one:
As always, stay tuned!
Project Runway Season Two favorite, Nick Verreos, designed this gown worn by Samantha Harris on last night's episode of "Dancing With the Stars." Below is the same gown modeled by lovely Amanda Fields.
On Saturday night at the Los Angeles Theater, Smoke and Mirrors showed its Fall 2009 collection. Emily Brandle, Season 5 Project Runway designer and her partner, Michelle Chaplin created the line as a ready-to-wear line of pieces that would fit comfortably into any woman's wardrobe.
Click here to continue.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Jonathan and Alitia Trimm represented BPR at BoxEight Fashion Week in Los Angeles and covered Emily Brandle's show for us. Click here for Jonathan's photo album and please stay tuned for more.
Project Runway Season Two designer Kara Janx is featured in today's San Francisco edition of Daily Candy.
Click here to shop Kara's collection.
Click here for the "Real Moms of New York" from Laura Bennett.
Project Runway Season Five designer Jerell Scott will be showing his collection at St. Louis Fashion Week. He will also serve as a judge for Project Design. Click here for tickets. Thanks Moira.
Heidi Klum will be appearing on The Bonnie Hunt Show tomorrow, March 18th. Click here for details.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Click here for more from Barbie's 50th Birthday Bash.
Click here for Rondi's recap of Project Runway Canada - Stick To It.
Click here for Johanne's.
Click here to bid on the gowns created for this challenge.
Click here for an interview with the eliminated designer.
Click here for an interview with the winning designer.
Oprah.com compares Jay McCarroll and the Eleven Minutes movie to a Valentino documentary.
Eleven Minutes is also reviewed on CBSnews.com.
Christian Siriano's business is growing.
Mena Suvari wore this design "straight from the runway" of Christian Siriano's Fall 2009 show. Here he is with Mena and Lucy Liu at USA Network's "American Character: A Photographic Journey" Launch Event on Thursday. Thanks Christian!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Project Runway Season Five designer Emily Brandle is showing her "Smoke and Mirrors" fall collection tomorrow, March 14th at 4:00 in Los Angeles. Click here for more information.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Christian Siriano poses with Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo at a "Pink Body" launch event in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Heidi Klum is urging Project Runway fans to protest in front of Harvey's house. We want our season six!
Tonight is the Art Institute of Seattle's annual student fashion show. Blayne Walsh will be a judge. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Tim Gunn will be among the guests and presenters at the GLAAD Media Awards on March 28th in New York.
Click here for an interview with Michael Kors from The Miami Herald.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Alison Kelly is always working on something. Now she's a blogger, too! Make sure to check out Alison's Spring/Summer '09 collection "Cast" as well as her collaborative Dahl & Dane line of T-shirts and totes.
Better late than never, here's Fashion In Motion's latest recap of PR Canada...
Blayne Walsh fans can catch a glimpse of their favorite designer at the Peace, Love & Fashion show this Friday where he will he will appear as a guest judge...
Austin Scarlett will be in San Francisco on Thursday at Operation Aisle Style...
Sister site news: Shear Genius 3! Post ABDC finale coverage from Nancy T and Linda always has something interesting going on at BTD.
Nick Verreos took a look at the photos from the S6 finale and called it "depressing"...
Tim Gunn, on the other hand, tells ABC News that Season 6 is "stronger than Season 5". Let's hope we all get the chance to be the judge of that.
Whither Season 6? Lifetime gets a crack in court next week, stay tuned!
Monday, March 09, 2009
You can hear Jonathan Adler talk more about the unique project in this funny interview from NPR's Morning Edition.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
Korto Momolu's designs are featured in BET's "Rip The Runway." Click here for more.
Tim Gunn offers fashion therapy for Psoriasis Sufferers. Thanks Marsha.
Tim will be at Illinois State University on April 15th. Click here for more info.
Nina Garcia's new book, "The Style Strategy" will be published by the new "It Books" imprint of HarperCollins.
Fashion Directors lose clout as Fashion Bloggers step in!
Attention Philadelphia! The fabulous documentary 'Eleven Minutes' featuring Project Runway Season 1 winner Jay McCarroll opens today at the Ritz at the Bourse. If you consider yourself a fan of the show or a lover of fashion this is a must-see film!
New York, NY -- Here are some excerpts from the April LHJ interview with Heidi Klum -
About her less-than-fancy upbringing: “We didn’t have the money to go to the big shops, so we had to be inventive to look trendy. It was always fun, never boring.”
Her hoarding habit: “I have every one of my airplane boarding passes. Growing up, we would never throw away anything, like a shoe box or a toilet paper roll. We would always make something out of it.” Then she whips out some leftover fabric from her purse and folds it into different shapes. “My mom would make me clothes, then a matching outfit for my Barbies, then a scrunchy for my hair.”
About Seal’s wish to be on Dancing with the Stars: “I told him, ‘But Schatzi [sweetheart], they won’t let us dance together.’”
About her second marriage to Seal in Costa Careyes, Mexico: “It’s too sad to have only one wedding day to remember for the rest of our lives. It’s a good excuse to get all of our friends together and have a party.”
How she learned about the business: She was 18 when she entered a beauty contest and beat out an estimated 30,000 other girls to win $300,000 and a three-year modeling contract. “They wanted me to sign the contract immediately,” says Klum, but her father, Gunther and his attorney purged the agreement of tangled loopholes. “That hardened me up to the business. They want to keep the buck in their own pants. And you’re the one running around, doing all the work.”
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Did you recognize these garments from last night's episode of "Supermodel?" At the top is Salome looking fabulous and below is the beautiful Amanda.
Click here to see the original runway shots from Christian's Spring '09 show. It seems like it was only yesterday...
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Life-sized Barbie models walked the runway in fabulous original designs. These designs will travel around the world as Barbie continues to celebrate her big year.
A very special surprise feature of this event was a design by Project Runway's Nick Verreos. Nick's Barbie design has been made into an actual doll that we will be able to purchase!
Thank you Brooke, Tessie, Nick, David and Shirley!
Click here for more photos.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Photo/Illustration: Nick Verreos
And finally, we saw Kenley Collins at the PR6 finale sporting this beautiful "Botanical Bliss" veil . She looked glamorous, and so can you! Check out the new items she has for sale on her website.