Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Project Runway Season Three model, Amanda Fields returns with her "model's Take" on episode 5.
Isn't it a beautiful thing when a model can come to her designer's aid in the midst of a crisis of inspiration? Casanova's model, Sarae gave him a pep talk from her heart. She knew that for him to be able to finish his work he needed to be confident. She is my favorite model this week because she showed compassion and talent! I am sure the other models are nice too - and will get their chance to shine in this way.
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BPRs it has been a while since I have been inspired to create a trivia contest. This one was so rich with delicious details that I couldn't resist.
I have a season five DVD signed by Tim Gunn for the prize. (Thanks Mark Y!)
Please do not leave your answers in the comments, e-mail to Team BPR. The first person to get all of the answers is the winner.
1. After comparing Gretchen to Hitler, April predicts that she will "put her _____ on everything the team does."
2. On day one of the challenge, what color are Mondo's glasses?
3. What color are Peach's glasses?
4. Which designer is the designated "notion boy?"
5. What phrase is tattooed on AJ's back?
6. Which designer invented a new technique: The "blousonted" sleeve? :)
7. What is the name of Casanova's aunt?
8. What color is the top that Heidi wears for the runway judging?
9. Which designer wears a stuffed red heart for the runway judging?
10. Which designer predicts, "I'm going home."
Bonus Question: On the runway, Mondo is wearing a figural pin of what animal on his lapel? You don't have to answer this to win - it's just for fun.
Update: We have a winner! Congratulations to Jennifer L! I will post the answers in the comments.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Michael, please don't think that award gives you license to bully these young designers with nonsense. We love you for your snarky, accurate evaluations of the designs. But don't insult the intelligence of Project Runway fans by trying to make us think you start with a blank slate every week. Of course past history plays a part in your decisions, this is fashion. And this certainly isn't our first time at the rodeo.
Nearly lost in all of the Gretchen and Tim Gunn drama from Episode 5 was Casanova's "major, major, MAY-JOR diva moment", as Valerie put it. Sleep deprived and stung by a mild Tim Gunn criticism, Casanova laid down on the lounge sofa and had himself a good cry.
"I'm on the verge to loose my mind!" he wailed, as a parade of team mates tries to console him. "I'm even getting FAT!" Valerie, Michael D and Peach all tried to hold his hand yet it looked as if he was getting close to walking off the show. Credit must be given to his model Sarae Cart, who looks half his age yet became the wise elder and gave Casanova the inspiration to carry on. (And did you notice that it was Michael C. from the other team that encouraged Sarae to talk to him?)
It was a classic Project Runway "Make It Work" moment for Casanova. He busted out a fabulous pair of white pants to go with his lace top to take home the win and immunity for the next challenge. So good was Episode 5 that this scene took a backseat to the drama to come. But let's offer some late congratulations to Casanova. He turned adversity into something beautiful and it is those moments that make us love this show so much.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Shiny, tight and short - just the way she likes it!
Update: Click here for a closer look from Nick Verreos.
When you get great material, you get great recaps:
TLo's Thirty-ThreeFaces of Gretchen deserves special mention this week...
You just know Uncle Nicky loved the dram-dram...
Eric3000 reaches a milestone...
Laura Bennett goes to bat for Gretchen...
JordanBaker kinda likes Tim Gunn...
Maxthegirl thinks Gretchen will rebound...
Carol Hannah knows past history counts...
Second City Style has all the best quotes...
The Democracy Diva is all about the design...
Katnap has the Queen Bees and The Wannaees...
Elisa must have been watching a different show...
And Toyouke was all over it...
Thank you recappers! If you have a recap to share e-mail the link to Team BPR. See you next week!
Update: Click here for Miz Shoes.
Click here for Brigitte.
Thank you recappers!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Althea Harper is showing her SS11 collection on September 15th.
Click here for a new interview with Michael Drummond from stltoday.
Click here for a new interview with Nina Garcia.
Friday, August 27, 2010
The "Love to Sew Runway Challenge" is open to all fashion students and takes place September 24 - 26th. Good luck designers, see you on the runway!
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Project Runway Season 8 designer AJ Thouvenot talks about his experience on the show. A highlight: AJ was "shocked" at Tim Gunn's take-down of Gretchen after his elimination.
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Thank you AJ!
Bottom (l-r) Team M&L: April, Casanova, Michael D., Mondo, Peach and Valerie
Click here to tell us who should have won.
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Click here for a "behind-the-scenes" tour of the Project Runway set with Heidi Klum.
Click here for Heidi's favorite things.
Click here for a new interview with AJ Thouvenot.
Click here for an episode 4 recap from GirlyShoes.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tim puts an exclamation point on what was arguably the best epiosde of Project Runway in the Lifetime era:
"Sit down for a minute, AJ. I have a few words for Team Luxe. I fundamentally do not understand your behavior and demeanor and affect on the runway. I don't get it. I don't know why you allowed Gretchen to manipulate, control and bully you. I DON'T understand it. And AJ, you've taken the bullet and now I have to send you up to the workroom to clean up your space."
We love you Tim.
Jay Nicolas Sario and Jonathan Joseph Peters will join Seth Aaron for Portland Fashion Week October 6 - 10th. Click here for more information.
Malan Breton will present his Men's and Women's Collections for Spring/Summer 2011 on Monday, September 13th 2010 11:00 am at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City during this September's upcoming New York Fashion Week.
Presented with a live 65 piece orchestra, the Chelsea Symphony, and dancers Brittany Franklin and Chase Finlay, the collections are based on the concept of American sportswear meets Paris Couture.
Malan's show is sponsored by Style 360 and Rado Switzerland.
Stay tuned to BPR for reports from this show!
MTV.com provides us with a side-by-side comparison of the original runway versions and the Payless collection.
Click here to shop online. What do you think?
Christian will also be on "The View" this morning.
- By popular consensus, we will continue to run our simultaneous play by play and party threads in the Cover It Live chatroom. Join Tbone and suzq as they describe all 90 minutes of the show along with the merry cast of party room regulars. We go live at 8:30 p.m. and all are welcome!
- After the show, tell us what you really thought of the episode in our weekly reactions thread.
We hope to see you tonight on BPR!
Our polls for Episode 4 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Michael Drummond deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You agreed with the judges and thought that Kristin should have been the 'auf.' Click here to see the results.
Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 5 poll.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
There is still time to bid in the episode 4 designs. Right now, Valerie's design has the highest bid. Click here to see all of the auctions.
There is also still time to vote in our episode 4 poll. Did you agree with the judges?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tim Gunn's "Rules to Dress By" are featured in the October issue of Redbook Magazine.
Project Runway Season Six alums, Gordana Gehlhausen and Jesus Estrada are among the designers featured at "Project Ethos" in San Diego on August 26th. Click here for more information.
"Fashion's Night Out" on September 10th is expanding beyond New York. Nick Verreos writes about plans for the Los Angeles celebration here.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Christina Hendricks is gorgeous in a Christian Siriano gown at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday.
Click here for Malan Breton's Musings.
Click here for more from Louise Black At Austin Fashion Week.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
7). Ivy 8). Kristin 9). Michael C 10).Michael D. 11). Mondo 12). Peach 13). Valerie
Photos courtesy of ProjectRunway.com. Click to see a larger view.
You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Heidi Klum,Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and Philip Treacy.
Click here to tell us who should have won.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Attention party room and play by play fans! This week, we are combining the two threads into the Cover It Live application in an attempt to bring everyone together in one post. All are welcome to join Tbone and suzq as we watch Episode 4: "Hats Off To You" together. Come on in, we won't bite!
Click here to see the results.
However, you disagreed with the auf, choosing Casanova's gown as your least favorite.
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Jack Mackenroth is the co-executive producer on a new docu-drama called The Queens of Drag: NYC. The series premieres on September 8th. Click here for more information. Click here for the trailer.
Nina Garcia is having another boy! Click here for more.
Click here for Nina's "Top 10 Must-haves For Fall."
Click here for a new interview with Jason Troisi.
Project Runway Season Six designer, Christopher Straub will be at the Orlando Home Show 2010 in October. Click here for more information.
My roomie Rick and I have been attending a few Austin Fashion Week events. Luckily most are open to the public for free. Been lots of fun. Someone like Louise, who's a quirky doll, fits right in to the Austin mix of being professional and being eccentric.
Austin Fashion Week pairs up a designer in fashion, jewelry or accessories with a specific boutique or salon for their mutual promotion. Louise had a trunk show at Feathers Boutique along with wild wigs from Coco Coquette. Here is one of Louise's corsets.
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- We are once again combining the weekly play by play and party posts, this time entirely within the Cover It Live application beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tbone and suzq will provide live coverage of Episode 4 and all are welcome to add their own bits of snarky humor as we watch together.
- After the show, tell us what you thought of the new episode in our reactions post. Don't hold back!
Another Thursday means another new episode of Project Runway. We'll see you tonight on BPR!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Project Runway Season Three Model, Amanda Fields is back with her "Model's Perspective" on Episode 3. Thank you Amanda!
I absolutely love challenges on Project Runway that involve working with materials that aren't fabric. It gives the viewers a new perspective into the design process and takes the designers out of their comfort zone. It's fun too as a model to show up and find out you are wearing something more complex than your average cocktail dress. For some models it's not so fun though because these "unconventional" materials can be quite uncomfortable to wear. It can also be annoying because you sometimes need to stand in the outfit once you are dressed. No sitting - for hours.
April's model Millana must be commended this week! She let her designer know in the fitting that the dress was poking her in the face as she moved and it was sharp. I'm not sure if April altered this to make Millana more comfortable or not, but this model really wore it well because she didn't let the audience know it bothered her AT ALL. I also loved her hair styled straight, sleek and modern. Do I perhaps see a little Iman in her? She really came out of her shell this week in my opinion.
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...to bid on the Episode Three designs. Right now Andy's winning design has the highest bid. Click here to see all of the auctions.
There is also time to vote in our episode three polls here. Did you agree with the judges?
(Photo: From left to right: Patrick McMullan; Courtesy of Michael Kors)
Click here for a new Michael Kors profile from New York Magazine.
In anticipation of Tim Gunn's Gossip Girl appearance, Movieline presents his "Three Best TV Cameos."
Click here for more about back-to-school shopping from Nick Verreos.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Click here for the story from TVGuide.
As I watched the clip I thought I spotted Blair in a Seth Aaron Henderson design...
A closer look proves that is not quite the same dress!
Trivia: Blair wore which Project Runway designer's green dress in 2008?
Mondo Guerra is the pride of Denver.
Season Six designer Louise Black will be presenting a Trunk Show at Feathers Boutique in Austin tomorrow night. Click here for more.
Nina Garcia offers fashion tips from her new book here.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Click here for a recap of episode 3 from Katnap.
Project Runway Season Four designer, Kevin Christiana will be designing artwork for your in-flight tray tables! Click here for more information.
Click here for more from Nick Verreos and The Rockettes.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Wow - the recappers are out in full force this week with plenty of snarky goodness for your Sunday reading pleasure. Now about that photo up there:
Eric3000 has a history with the jumpsuit...
Uncle Nick pegs AJ as Olivia Newton-John...
Laura Bennett thinks Gretchen poisoned Ivy...
Carol Hannah refuses to dislike Gretchen...
Maxthegirl wonders about Gretchen's chopsticks...
Lorraine was wrong about her title...
Elisa calls out Casanova for stuffed-puppycide...
Red Poppy struggles to spell spell auf wiedersehen...
Jordan Baker has fallen for the Gretchen edit...
Brigitte thinks Casanova is being kept for characther...
Miz Shoes has an ode to Jason...
Karis watched Project Runway for the very first time...
Ji Hyun liked how valerie defended Gretchen...
Annie Barrett fills in at EW.com...
And Toyouke closes it out as usual.
Thank you recappers! If you have a recap to share, e-mail the link to Team BPR, deadline is midnight Saturday. See you next week!
Don't miss Tim Gunn's Episode 3 recap here.
Nina Garcia discusses fall 2010 fashion trends here in the NY Daily News.
Are you a Project Runway designer who is exhausted and just ready to go home? Click here for advice.
Jay Nicolas Sario will be a featured designer at "Fall Fashion in the Park" on September 10th in San Francisco. Click here for more information.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Just wanted to follow up with some photos of the SUEDEsays™ for eCraft ™ dresses I designed using the new eCraft by Craftwell. It is designed for paper cutting but thinking outside the box I used the machine to create these three looks.
1) Butterfly Felt Dress. - I custom designed the tropical filigree pattern on the bodice to resemble lace. I used felt over the reverse side of charmuse to create this dress - along with a healthy dose of tulle. The butterfly skirt shows how 3-d effects can be utilized instead of always cutting things out.
2) Glitter Disco Mini Dress - I created a lace slip dress as the base and used the eCraft to cut out hundreds of circles and then stitched each one on by hand.. YIKES talk about a challenge!!!
3) Upside Down Tree Dress - I created a linen bustier style bodice and covered it with self adhesive wood veneer using the eCraft to cut those customized shapes that fit perfectly into the style lines. Then I made a raw silk skirt and created customized vine-like leaf shapes using the eCraft. Then I stitched the leaves down all over the 8 gore handkerchief hem line skirt to give it the perfect GAGA meets MADONNA look. Suede is sooo ready to dress the girlz!!!
Sending you lots of luv!!!
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