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Friday, December 09, 2011

Mondo Guerra at Neiman Marcus All-Star Event in Denver

Project Runway season 8 finalist and All-Star contestant, Mondo Guerra, appeared at Neiman Marcus in Denver yesterday and our own Tropical Chrome sends us this report. Thanks TC!

Mondo Guerra made a personal appearance at Neiman Marcus in Denver on Thursday. Neiman Marcus had a table set up on the second floor, with two mannequins wearing some of Mondo's fashions and handbags. It was also conveniently right around the corner from where they had hot cider available for holiday shoppers - shopping is thirsty work!

Given that it was midday on a Thursday the atmosphere was laid back and mellow, which gave every fan a chance to take pictures and talk to him personally. Mondo signed posters and answered questions, at least those that he could answer! I asked if the delay in broadcasting All Stars made it more difficult, and he said yes, very much so. We talked a little about the last season (he agreed with most of BPR that too little design was shown) and when we talked about All Stars, he expressed admiration for Mila's work. I told him he's a fan favorite to win All Stars and he just smiled - he's not giving away anything, so we'll just have to watch and see.

I also had a chance to talk to Mondo's assistant Remi, who said that there will be weekly Project Runway All Stars viewing parties at the Beauty Bar, 608 East 13th Avenue in Denver. As of now there are special guests scheduled for two of the parties: Michael Costello on January 5 for the premiere, and Peach Carr for the February 16 episode (which is also a benefit for the Colorado Aids Project). Mondo seemed really excited about his "All Star Thursdays" and invited each fan to attend.

It was great to be able to attend one of Mondo's appearances and get the chance to meet him. I'm definitely cheering for him in All Stars!