Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

"Fortune Cookie Coin Purses" now Available from Diana Eng

The Project Runway Season 2 designer is creating these coin purses from pre-consumer scrap leather and remnants left over from manufacturing. Each purse has a unique laser-etched ID number.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mondo Guerra and Michael Costello in San Francisco

Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle

Click here for a new interview with Mondo Guerra and Michael Costello from

A highlight:

Q: What's ahead?

Costello: I'm looking to launch in Los Angeles, and I'm being the best dad I can be to my two kids. Some days are better than others, if you ask them.

Guerra: I'll be designing T-shirts for Piperlime again - my AIDS Day shirt sold out in hours. Old Navy has me doing a T-shirt for Gay Pride. Mostly, I'm overwhelmed with the attention and want to choose the right projects going forward. Before "Project Runway," I worked sewing costumes for a theater, so this has all been a big change. But right now, I'm the happiest I've ever been in my life.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Carol Hannah Whitfield Introduces Bridesmaid Collection

Project Runway Season 6 finalist, Carol Hannah Whitfield has launched a line of bridesmaid gown to be sold exclusively at Bella Bridesmaid.

Here are some highlights from the press release:
The long awaited collection of twelve whimsical and feminine party dresses is now available exclusively at 26 Bella Bridesmaid locations.

With styles to flatter a broad range of body types, the dresses are available in silk chiffon and comfy jersey in sizes 0-24, with prices ranging from $160-$285.

Soft and organic details of handmade embellishment, fabric manipulation, and meticulous draping set the dresses apart as fresh options for wedding parties.

Carol Hannah Whitfield, who first came into the public eye in 2009 as a finalist on Project Runway, debuted her first bridal collection this year to rave reviews from press and real brides alike. “Bella Bridesmaid is known for their impeccably curated, modern collections and amazing service, so Iʼm beyond thrilled to be working with these fantastic stores!”

Tonight On The Fashion Show

A clever challenge and yet another team twist await us tonight on The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection. We are continuing our live party rooms for every new episode and invite you to join in the fun! Share a little reality fashion drama and holiday cheer with your BPR friends tonight beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET on our sister site Blogging Bravo.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Heidi Klum Sings "Wonderland"

Heidi Klum's Christmas Classic has been updated!

Click here for the original video.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kit Pistol - Sailor Striped Scarf DIY

Project Runway Season 4 designer, Kit Pistol offers instruction for a quick and easy scarf.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Althea Harper in Pittsburgh December 21

Project Runway Season 6 Finalist, Althea Harper will be presenting a trunk show at Jupe Boutique in Pittsburgh on December 21st.

Click here for more information.

Jerell Scott DIY for Seventeen Magazine

The Project Runway Season 5 Designer teams up with True Birds for a holiday DIY.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A New Interview with Tim Gunn from

A highlight:

Q. Of course I have to ask you about the judging last season on “Project Runway.” What did you think about the judges’ decision to choose Gretchen over the fan favorite Mondo Guerra?

A. I was absolutely horrified. I was shocked by it. Mondo is going to be just fine. No doubt about it. He wasn’t even remotely — well, I shouldn’t say he wasn’t disappointed. He took the high road. He was nothing but unconditionally congratulatory of Gretchen and never said, “It should have been me.’’ He has great quality of character.

Click here for the full interview.

Heidi and Seal Purchase Home in Brentwood

Photo: Hilton & Hyland

The Project Runway Producer and her Superstar husband have a new nest. Click here and here for all of the details.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kenley Collins Sings!

The Project Runway Season 5 designer sings with Jetblack Bullseye.

What do you think?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tonight On The Fashion Show

Reality worlds collide tonight on The Fashion Show:Ultimate Collection as The Real Houswives of Orange County and New Jersey become the model-clients in Episode 5: "Reel to Genteel". We are hosting another live chat room party on our sister site Blogging Bravo beginning at 9:30 p.m. We always have fun snarking along with this show, so come join us!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mondo Guerra in Chicago December 16th

The Project Runway Season 8 fave will be in Chicago judging the Vogue for Tots event on Thursday. Click here for a fresh interview from Chicagoist.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Project Runway: Accessories

According to Deadline Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein has sold a new show to Lifetime called "Project Runway: Accessories."
Click here for the story.

Will you watch?

Edited to add: Of course BPR readers know that there were TWO seasons of both "Models of the Runway" and "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Laura Bennett's "Handmade Chic" Laptop Cases

Laura Bennett's book, "Handmade Chic" will be available in the Fall of 2011. While we are waiting, here is a sneak peek diy video from Laura and Duff at MyDaily.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Bravo Now Casting for New Chris March Project

Attention New York-based fashion designers: Bravo is now casting for the new Chris March show. The producers are looking for someone to "round out the team."

Candidates must be located in the greater NYC/NJ area and must have a fashion-oriented resume and/or look book, a strong sense of style and a humorous, outgoing and expressive personality. The individual selected will appear as a member of Chris’ design team as well as a cast member of a new reality docu-series in development for Bravo, The Chris March Project (wt), set to follow Chris and his team as they construct exclusive fashion statements for their clients’ special events from the concept and design to the creation of a look.

Click here for more information.

Project Runway Season 8 DVD Available Feb 8, 2011

Click here to pre-order.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Korto Momolu in Atlanta Tonight

Project Runway Season 5 finalist, Korto Momolu is in Atlanta today for a Red Carpet Cocktail Party at Swoozie's.
We'd love a field report!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Christian Siriano's Sketch for Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown


InStyle Magazine asked several noted fashion designers to envision Kate's wedding gown. This is Christian Siriano's design.

"The bodice is draped organza with a soft petal detail, while the bottom has flowing layers of cascading chiffon. The train would fall three feet behind her to add drama while still feeling as relaxed and effortless as Kate is herself."

Click here for more.

Also, Christian's accessory designs for Send the Trend are on sale today only for $15.00 each.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

A New Interview with Tim Gunn

A highlight:

You’ve had a big year, between Project Runway, appearing in that amazing Emmys opener, and a new book. Do you have a personal highlight?

I do and it’s not on your list, because you wouldn’t know about it. It was being part of filming the new Smurfs movie, which comes out next August. That was the most fabulous, wonderful, joyous nine days of filming I could ever imagine. It was glorious. Oh, but what am I. . .being on the New York Times best-seller list! I’m hugely proud of the book and I’m always saying if I were ever to get a tattoo it would be my Library of Congress catalogue number. Well, now I can say numbers! I could have one on each arm!

Click here for the full interview from Real Simple.

There is still time to order Tim's book for the holidays!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Tim Gunn on "The Talk"

Click here and here to watch Tim Gunn on the CBS Show.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

More Tim Gunn on Conan O'Brien

From the Mailbox

Jessica Simpson and Rachel Zoe are among the celebs spotted in Mondo Guerra-designed T-shirts. Click here for the story from

Click here for a new interview with Mondo.

Rami Kashou cocktail dress on sale today at SeenON. Click here for more information.

Tim Gunn and Conan O'Brien on Jeggings...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Joe Faris On NPR

Photo from Joe Faris

Season 5 designer Joe Faris is featured on NPR's The Story program today. It's an inspirational look at the genesis behind his newly formed Motor City Denim Co. and how he partnered with a struggling local automotive supplier to make a longtime dream a reality. A story for our times, not to be missed.

Click here for the podcast and a listing of the stations carrying the program. We are cheering you on Joe!

Mondo Guerra T-Shirts on Sale Tomorrow at

These are limited edition designs - only 300 of each will be available. They are $50.00 and $20.00 of the purchase price will benefit amfAR.

Click here for more information.

Tonight On The Fashion Show

Have you been watching the good, cheesy fun of The Fashion Show:Ultimate Collection? Did you know we are hosting a weekly party room on Blogging Bravo? Well, it's never too late to join our crazy cast of fashion reality show chat monsters.

This week, Iman demands your attention! You must design a collection based on this giant fortune cookie!! We should have great fun tonight with this one. Party room opens around 9:30 p.m. and the new episode airs at 10:00 p.m. See you tonight on Blogging Bravo!

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's a Boy for Nina Garcia

The Project Runway judge, husband, David Conrod and big brother Lucas welcomed baby Alexander David Conrod over the weekend. Click here for details.

Christian Siriano Jewelry Designs Now Available at "Send the Trend"

Shop Christian Siriano's "Regal Estate" jewelry collection exclusively on "Send the Trend" starting today.

News from Kenley Collins, Malan Breton and Jack Mackenroth

Project Runway season 5 designer, Kenley Collins is singing in a 50's inspired rock band called Jetblack Bullseye. Catch a performance on December 9th at The Trash Bar.

Malan Breton and Jack Mackenroth are among the stars featured tonight at "A Very Mary Holiday". Tickets are still available. Click here for more information.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tim Gunn at Real Simple Pop-Up Shop Dec. 4th

The Real Simple Pop-Up Shop, presented by Kodak, will open at 10 West 49th Street, Rockefeller Center, December 1st-6th, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Inspired by the December issue of Real Simple, the store will feature gift-giving ideas, tips and solutions for the holidays.

Tim Gunn will be signing copies of "Gunn's Golden Rules" on Saturday December 4th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

Click here for more information.

Click here for the schedule.

Jay McCarroll Designs on Sale Through November 29th

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Irina Shabayeva Tonight on HSN

The Project Runway Season 6 Champion debuts her "Luxe" line for HSN tonight at 8:00 PM. Click here for more information and to see the designs.

Project Runway Designers Present Bridal Designs

Amanda Fields models a NIKOLAKI bridal design. Photo: Evans Vestal Ward

To promote "Marry Me" premiering on Lifetime December 12, the network invited several Project Runway designer to submit bridal designs to feature on their website.

Click here for the full gallery of designs.

Click here for more from Nick Verreos.

Korto Momolu - African Pride!

The Project Runway Season 5 Finalist talks about solutions for poverty in her home country of Liberia.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

News from Mondo Guerra, Irina Shabayeva and Jay Nicolas Sario

Photo: Getty

Click here for new interview with Irina Shabayeva from AMNY.

Mondo Guerra is partnering with Piperlime to raise awareness for amfAR. Mondo has designed two limited edition t-shirts which will be available on December 1st. Click here for the press release.

Project Runway Season 7 designer, Jay Nicolas Sario will be the featured designer at the International Academy of Design & Technology Winter Honors Gala in Sacramento on December 3rd. Click here for more information.

Tonight On The Fashion Show

The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection has turned out to be a very entertaining alternative for reality fashion fans in the Project Runway off-season. Join us again tonight on our sister site Blogging Bravo for a live party chat room as we watch Episode 3 together.

Tonight the remaining 10 designers are challenged to create a collection based on the Femme Fatale. What twists and turns await? Join us tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET on Blogging Bravo!

Irina Shabayeva in Englewood NJ - Field Report

BPR Field reporter, Trish O'Shea sends us this report from The Engle Shop in in Englewood, NJ. Thanks Trish!

Irina Shabayeva doesn't want to be know solely as "the winner of Project Runway Season 6."

Judging by what I saw on Saturday, she won't be!

Irina did an in-store appearance last week at The Engle Shop in Englewood, New Jersey, where she showed several looks from her new collection. I caught up with her on Saturday.

The clothes really were remarkable! The palette was very pleasing - yellows, metallic grays and silvers, whites and purples and rosy colors woven into the gowns. I told Irina that I was at her Bryant Park finale show and how much we all enjoyed her collection!

We talked a little about Season 6 and Lifetime. My boyfriend (and photographer) had always wondered if the "Lifetime" designers felt that they lacked exposure (since Bravo usually runs their series on repeat so often.) She answered, "I never really thought of it that way, but I am glad because now I will be known more as a designer than a TV personality."

The store's owner, Paula Parlato, was happy to be featuring Irina's line in her store, which has been a staple in Englewood for over 30 years.

If you live in the NYC/Northern NJ area, it's worth a trip to see the clothes in person. What a fun afternoon!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Heidi Klum at The American Music Awards

Photo: WireImage/Mazur

Heidi Klum looked gorgeous at the 2010 American Music Awards last night!

The dress is vintage from 30's. Part of Heidi's personal collection!

Photo: WireImage/Mayer

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Irina Shabayeva Bridal Collection

Project Runway Season 6 champion, Irina Shabayeva recently introduced a Bridal Collection.

Photos courtesy of Irina Shabayeva

Click here for more photos of this lovely collection.

Also enjoy a video of Irina's Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.

Irina's HSN collection debuts on November 24th!

Friday, November 19, 2010

All Tim Gunn - All The Time

Tim interviews Liz Claiborne designer Susanna Moyer.

Next, Tim talks about design in a new interview from

Click here for Tim's tips to dress your best.

Mondo Guerra in "Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year" Poll

Image Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX; Chris Haston/NBC; Quantrell Colbert/Bravo; Lifetime

Project Runway season 8 runner-up Mondo Guerra is included in the "Under-Appreciated Entertainer of the Year" poll on Click here to vote.

Heidi Klum on December Cover of Self Magazine

The Project Runway producer describes her "Happy Healthy Life" in this issue.

A highlight from the Q&A: How can I be braver with fashion without looking like a Runway reject? —Claire, 32, Chicago

"If you find something you absolutely love, even if it's crazy, go for it! You have to forget about what others say. Personally, I don't love to blend in. People think it's cocky when I say it, which I laugh about, but I want to make statements. I don't like to be a quiet, gray mouse. I love to play around with color and gigantic earrings and short, sexy dresses!"

Click here for more.

A New Interview with Christian Siriano from Alloy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Irina Shabayeva on HSN November 24th

Project Runway Season 6 champion Irina Shabayeva will be launching a new collection on HSN Nov. 24th.

Here is the press release: HSN is putting another celebrity in front of the camera. Irina Shabayeva, season 6 winner of “Project Runway,” is offering knit headbands with fake fur muffs, shawl collar sweaters and belted fake shearling jackets as part of a collection launching on HSN on Nov. 24.

Retailing for between $29.90 and $269.90, Shabayeva’s line for HSN is her first attempt to reach a budget-conscious customer; her namesake label, which launched last spring, sells for between $495 and $3,495. Shabayeva, who’s also prepping to introduce a bridal collection for Kleinfeld Bridal next spring, is already brainstorming her sophomore collection, including tops and sportswear, with HSN for fall 2011.

Also enjoy this "Life on the Seams" video with Irina from AlloyTV.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Handmade Chic" by Laura Bennett Available Fall 2011

These are some of the projects from Laura Bennett's upcoming book, "Handmade Chic" - a DIY book for those of us who love to sew - YAY!

The book will be published by Rodale and available next fall.

Nick Verreos at "Islands of the World" Fashion Week

Nick met up with Project Runway season 1 champion Jay McCarroll and others in The Bahamas. Click here for the story.

Kit Pistol Hosting Charity Event in LA Friday Night

The Project Runway Season 4 designer is hosting a charity shopping event to benefit Keep a Breast.

Kit is one of six hosts- representing LA fashion - this upcoming Friday Nov. 19th at H.D. Buttercup from 7-10pm.

Here is her meesage: Unique LA and Apartment 3 put together a super cool pop-up shop of various designers, jewelers, and other curious finds. Not to mention H.D. Buttercup is so much fun to hunt around in with great furniture and decor items to inspire and delight! I went to the last event and it was super fun!

ANYWAY! as a host- a percentage of my guests purchases will go toward a Charity i am working with now and very passionate about! Keep A Breast

Please come out for some free fun food and snacks-- and should you find anything to take home- myself and Keep A Breast will be very appreciative!

xox, Kit

RSVP here!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tim Gunn at the 92nd Street Y

Tim Gunn spoke at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday night and The Huffington Post has a great report on the lecture here.

A highlight:

Gunn suffered through so much bullying as a kid that he now considers himself an anti-bullying activist. He recalled the bleakest moment of his childhood when he went from school to school and said, "I reached a point where I saw no light -- where I thought, 'Oh god, yet another boarding school with yet another roommate who was made uncomfortable by me.'" And that's when his world turned upside down. He was hospitalized for a suicide attempt, and luckily his whole family stood by to support him. He had an amazing therapist who helped to change his life. Now Gunn is able to say with complete confidence, "Things happen for a reason -- even awful things." And that's where his "make it work" mentality came from.

Watching The Fashion Show?


A reminder that we are live blogging new episodes of Bravo's The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection on our sister site Blogging Bravo. Season 2 is off to a fun start and Iman is making it all so entertaining. And who knows what Calvin Tran up there will say next!

If you liked participating on our weekly Project Runway chats then come join the gang tonight at Blogging Bravo. Chat room goes live at 9:30 p.m. ET. Oh here go blog come!

Christian Siriano Featured in new PBS Show

Monday, November 15, 2010

News from Tim Gunn, Christian Siriano, Anthony WIlliams and Camilla Barungi

Anthony Williams, Jody Auslund (publicist) and Jesus Estrada at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week September 2011 Photo: BPR

Project Runway Season 7 designer, Anthony Williams will be at Macy's at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, GA on Saturday, November 20th. Click here for more information.

Christian Siriano will be in Miami on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of "Send the Trend."
Click here for more information.

Click here for a new interview with Tim Gunn and to see Tim's "Curator's Choice" for AHAlife.

Season 3 model Camilla Barungi has founded a new cosmetics firm called Cush Organics. The products include African Moringa Oil, a cosmetic and African Moringa Miracle Powder, a dietary supplement. Click here for more information. Enter the code Camilla30 at checkout and receive a 30% discount.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A New Interview with Christian Siriano from The Huffington Post

Jay McCarroll at "Islands of the World Fashion Week" in The Bahamas

Project Runway Season 1 Champion, Jay McCarroll showed a fresh new collection at the "Islands of the World" Fashion Week in The Bahamas last night.

Click here for more information.

Click here for a slideshow of the fabulous looks.

Amanda Fields Models Marc by Marc Jacobs

Project Runway Season 3 model Amanda Fields works it for Marc. Click here to shop.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vote Heidi Klum a "Hit!"

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Heidi and Mondo are receiving tons of press for this look! It's everywhere.

Please show your support - Click here for the poll on

Update: More from Mondo here.

News from Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia and Mila Hermanovski

Brandise Daneswich models a design from the Mila Hermanovski Spring 2011 Collection.
Photo: Volker Corell

Click here to see more photos of Mila Hermanovski's Spring 2011 line in California Apparel News.

Nina Garcia's Manhattan apartment is on the market. Interested? Click here.

Tim Gunn will be speaking at the 92nd St Y on Sunday November 14th. Click here for details.