Friday, September 30, 2011

Mondo Guerra Live Video Chat October 4

Project Runway Season 8 finalist, Mondo Guerra will be a special guest on the Tom's of Maine "Wicked Fresh" Video Chat.



Michael Drummond will also be participating as the designers discuss the current season of the show, answer your questions, and discuss fashion trends. Click here for more information.

Tim Gunn in Albuquerque Saturday October 1



Click here for a new interview with Tim from the ABQJournal.

Here are the details:

Tim Gunn meet-and-greet at ABQ Uptown
WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Lucky Brand Jeans, 2240 Q St. NE
HOW MUCH: Free to attend. Those who have purchased $100 or more worth of merchandise from the store from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 will be professionally photographed with Gunn and will receive a personalized signed copy of his most recent book at the event.


Of course we would love a field report!

Heidi Klum Unveils her new Signature Fragrance, "Shine"

Photo: WireImage/Williamson


Heidi Klum celebrated the introduction of her new fragrance, "Shine" at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 28th.

A bottle of the fragrance was generously provided in each gift bag at the Project Runway Season 9 Finale show at Lincoln Center. The entire tent smelled like "Shine!"

Click here for more from Sheknows.com

Project Runway Designs Now Available at Piperlime.com


Anya Ayoung-Chee's winning jumpsuit design is now available for pre-order at Piperlime. The price is $198.00 and the item ships on October 30th.


Bert Keeter's dress design is also now available. Price is $98.00 and the item ships on October 30th. Click here to order.

Nick Verreos Hosts "Project Style" - The Recap

The final "Project Style" event was in Antelope Valley last weekend.



Click here for a full recap - including cheerleaders!

Poll - Episode 10 - Your Turn to be the Judge


Photos (Top, L-R): Anthony, Anya, Bert, Joshua M., Kimberly, Laura, and Viktor
(Bottom, L-R): Anthony, Anya, Bert, Joshua M., Kimberly, Laura, and Viktor
Photos courtesy of ProjectRunway.com. Click for 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 Olivia Palermo.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge. PICK TWO!

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been auf'd.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Reactions To Episode 10

Photo: Barbara Nitke/Lifetime Entertainment Services

Project Runway traveled back to the '70s for tonight's challenge as the remaining seven designers battled it out for a chance to move forward in the competition. What did you think about the show? Post your reactions to Episode 10 here.

BPR Live Play By Play/Party: Episode 10

StyleWeekOC 2011 Sept 30 - October 8

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos hosts "StyleWeekOC 2011."



The event has expanded to a second location this year and will be held at the Irvine Spectrum Center as well as at Fashion Island.

Click here for more information.

Heidi Klum and Adam Lambert Talk Fashion

Tonight On BPR


Thursday night means another new episode of Project Runway and after last week's debacle we once again have to prepare for a trip in the way-back machine. Tonight's episode is titles "Sew '70s" and our final 7 designers will use that incredibly fashion forward decade as inspiration for their designs.

This can't be good, can it? We'll be on hand to watch it all go down and invite you to join us for some campy fun:
  • Tbone and suzq, who both lived through and survived the '70s, will be hosting our weekly play by play and party room. This episode has major train wreck potential and we'll be sitting right next to the tracks commenting on all the carnage. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
  • After the show, share your thoughts on the ins and aufs in our reactions thread, posted immediately after Heidi kisses another designer auf wiedersehen. This is where you can let it all hang out.
See you tonight on BPR!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 9

Our polls for Episode 9 are closed. You concurred with the judges and felt that Viktor Luna deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also agreed with the judges and felt that Olivier should have been the 'auf.' Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 10 poll.


Photos courtesy of ProjectRunway.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

News from Project Runway Season 5 Designer, Daniel Feld

Daniel recently introduced his SS 2012 Kymerah Collection.



One of the designs is featured in the October issue of Elle Vietnam.


"Make it or Break it" star and Teen Choice Award nominee Josie Loren wore this stunning Kymerah design to the Award Show.

August 6, 2011 - Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America


Also, Daniel was recently featured on "Good Day LA."

Style File: Kymerah: MyFoxLA.com



Congratulations, Daniel!

There is Still Time....

There is still time to bid on the episode 9 garments. Right now Josh's design has no bids!


Click here to see all of the auctions.

There is also still time to vote in our episode 9 poll. Did you agree with the judges?

Monday, September 26, 2011

BPR Interview with Project Runway All-Star Designer Michael Costello

A look from Michael's Resort 2012 line.


All-Star designer Michael Costello talks about the All-Star season, his impressions of season 9, Portland Fashion Week, and a new project he is working on for Google and eHow.

A highlight: Michael will be presenting a 28-piece "extended resort" collection for Portland Fashion Week on October 8th.

Other Project Runway designers showing at PFW include Seth Aaron Henderson, Jay Nicolas Sario, Becky Ross and Bryce Black.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here to visit Michael's website.

Thank you Michael!




Update: We now have a transcript of the interview - thank you Janice!

News From Mondo Guerra

Mondo and Peach at the Season 9 Finale Show

Click here for a new interview with Mondo Guerra from A&U Magazine.

A highlight: Up next, Mondo will compete on the new Project Runway All-Stars, which is thrilling news for his fans, and a tantalizing opportunity for Mondo to show off his talent without being burdened by the emotional or physical baggage that he dealt with last year. (The show’s industry roster will be new, as well: model Angela Lindvall will host, Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman will judge, and Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, will mentor.)

“It’s hard to find enough energy to get through the day,” he says, “And I’ll have to hit the ground running. Everyone who has been cast has been through it before, and we’re all going to have our A game. We all want to win.”

Other contestants include Austin Scarlett, “Sweet P” Vaughn, Kenley Collins, and Michael Costello. It’s no surprise that Mondo was cast—his name came up in practically every news bite about possible All-Stars contestants—and he’s trying not to feel the pressure of being a likely fan favorite. But he’s grateful, and ready to work hard for another chance to be the top designer. The way he handled his Season Eight loss with such grace is part of what fuels his popularity; he’s proof that even in an industry as cutthroat as fashion design, you don’t have to be mean or smug to succeed. “I feel like if you’re doing something you love, and you’re producing, you have to go into it with a positive attitude. I think people are more receptive when you’re kind. Live your life with a positive outlook.”

Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes Wears Korto Momolu

Miss Universe Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage

Click here to watch Leila on Foxnews.com.

Korto will also be presenting a fashion show at the "No Boundaries" African Art event in Washington DC on Friday September 30th. Click here for more information.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Episode 10, "Sew 70's" Preview Video

"The remaining designers do the time warp when fashions from the 1970s inspire their creations."

Recapalooza!

Reggae jesus bids you welcome to Recapalooza!
Welcome back recap fans for another round of Project Runway rips and raves. The recappers don't even know where to start with this week's craptacular designs. Let's check in and see how everyone is feeling:

Nick Verreos claims to have a hairy chest...
Eric3000 finds perfect parallels to The Monkees...
David Dust goes to Denny's for the Big Daddy Paddy Melt...
The Democracy Diva calls this an embarrassment to fashion...
Maxthegirl had to take anti-nausea meds...
Renee knows a little bit about menswear...
Elisa is not sad to see Olivier go...
Laura Bennett and Peach Carr let it rip...
Mychael Knight loved Tim Gunn's look...
Second City Style loved this challenge...
Brian with the fringe on top...
Karen wanted Anya on the runway at the end...
The Blogging Life met Kathleen last week...
And Toyouke wraps it all up.

ETA: Robert likes the educational component, and suzq delivers too! And I could have swore I had Jordan Baker's up there. Let's fix that now.

Thank you recappers! Next week we re-vist the '70's. Wait, didn't we just do that this week? See you in seven.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Stuff to do this Weekend...

Heidi Klum and Kenneth Cole in Milan.
Photo: Zunino Celotto


Project Runway fans in Palmdale, CA can meet Nick Verreos at the Antelope Valley Mall. Click here for more information.

Tim Gunn will be at Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego on Saturday September 24th at 1:00. Click here for more information.

Or you can hang out with Heidi at Milan Fashion Week....

BPR Interview with Olivier Green

Project Runway season 9 designer, Olivier Green, talks about his experience on the show.



Highlights: Olivier has lived almost all of his life abroad. He moved to Taiwan as a child, and also lived in London and Milan. He returned to the United States just in time to audition for the show.

Click here to see Olivier's Finale collection which he describes as "androgynous" and "modern."

Click here for Olivier's website.

Click here for the podcast.

Thank you Olivier!

Poll - Episode 9 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: (top, l-r) Team Harmony - Anthony, Anya, Bert, and Laura
(bottom, l-r)  Team Untitled - Joshua M., Kimberly, Olivier, and Viktor
Photos courtesy of ProjectRunway.com. Click for 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 Adam Lambert.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been auf'd.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Reactions To Episode 9

Photo: Barbara Nitke/Lifetime Entertainment Services

Glam rocker Adam Lambert and his heat miser hair joined the Project Runway judging crew this week to pass judgement on the elite eight. How did the designers stack up on the stage? Post your reactions to Episode 9 here.

BPR Live Play By Play/Party: Episode 9

Seth Aaron Henderson in Louisville

Enjoy these photos from Seth Aaron's "Find Your Magic" event at Macy's in Louisville on Saturday!





Nick Verreos Hosts "Project Style"



Click here for great coverage of Nick's "Project Style" event in Temecula last weekend.

Tonight On BPR


Last week on Project Runway, our designers were struck with the fear of creating (shudder) menswear only to be relieved by Tim's girlfriend switch-a-roo trick. This week we go from real, live women to real, live men. And we mean hairy, rocker type men!

Meet The Sheepdogs, subjects of this week's challenge on Project Runway. And if designing rock star duds isn't enough, the producers have once again dialed up another team challenge. Previous attempts at manipulating drama out of this crew have mostly fallen flat - is the 4th time a charm?

Team BPR will be rockin' the night away:
  • Join suzq and Tbone for our live play by play and party room beginning at 8:30 p.m. We'll be grooving along with Runway fans from across the land as we watch Episode 9 together.
  • After the show, share your thoughts about the ins and aufs in our weekly reactions thread. It's always a lively discussion!
With only eight designers remaining, the tension and drama should be high. Lets hope the designs live up to the music. See you tonight on BPR!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 8


Our polls for Episode 8 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Viktor Luna deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You agreed with the judges and felt that Bryce should have been the 'auf.' Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 9 poll.


Photos courtesy of ProjectRunway.com

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Malan Breton "Fantome" Field Report

Project Runway Season 3 designer, Malan Breton presented his Spring 2012 collection, "Fantome" on September 13th. Mark Yonskie sends us this report - thanks Mark!

Photo: WireImage/Brooke


Greetings BPR,

It was my pleasure to attend Malan's show, Fantome, last week in The Studio in Lincoln Center. I had an excellent vantage point to see the models as they stepped on to the runway. Malan's fans will be happy to know that his smile is wider and his hair higher than ever. It was a delight to see him take his bow at the end with everyone's favorite Project Runway model, Amanda Fields, on his arm; he looked very happy.

Malan put on a great show. Fashion for girls, fashion for boys, a ballerina, a wedding gown, Ronnie Kroell from "Make Me a Supermodel" and a couple of Real Housewives from New York City thrown in just for fun.

Click here to continue.

Click here for photos of all of the designs.

Malan Breton Spring 2012

Project Runway Season 3 designer Malan Breton presented his "Fantome" collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 13th.


Please stay tuned for more coverage.

There is Still Time....



There is still time to vote in our "Your Turn to be the Judge" poll for episode 8. Thank you for voting.

No auctions this week!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

News From Mondo Guerra, Leanne Marshall and More

Carol Hannah Whitfield and Mondo Guerra at the HP Designers Reunion Party
Photo:BPR

Click here for a new interview with Mondo Guerra from Jahna Peloquin.

Click here for a review of Leanne Marshall's Spring 2012 Collection from Second City Style.

Young fans create a Project Runway Board Game. Click here to see. Thanks Kari!

Tim Gunn in Tampa

Tim was in Tampa on September 17th to present a fashion show featuring designs from Kate Spade, Lucky Brand Jeans and Juicy Couture.

Photo: Metromix

Click here for a slideshow of photos from the event.

Click here for a new interview with Tim from Tampabay.com.

Fun With Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum

Monday, September 19, 2011

'Looza- Part Two-za


We have a couple of late recaps:

The Democracy Diva,

and Suzq!

Thank you to ALL of our fabulous recappers.

Adam Lambert Guest Judge on Project Runway this Thursday at 9:00 on Lifetime

Irina Shabayeva Spring 2012 - Field Report

Project Runway Season 6 Champion, Irina Shabayeva presented her Spring Collection "Addicted to Love" on September 14th.

BPR Field Reporter, Jennifer Mara sends us this report - thanks Jen!


All photos: Danielle Friedman

Irina's new collection is fun and flirty with an elegant overtone and clearly illustrates her love of color.



Irina says the girl she is designing for "isn't afraid, she is adventurous in what she wears and loves prints."



With a collection of forty-eight complete looks, ranging from vibrant raincoats, sequinned cocktail minis, knit robes, and a distinctive print that was used in many different ways, the packed room was full of happy guests.


Click here for more photos.

Gordana Gehlhausen Spring 2012

Project Runway Season 6 designer, Gordana Gehlhausen presented her Spring 2012 Goga collection on September 9th at The New York Fame Show.

All photos: Rick Louis


Click here for more photos of the collection.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Modern Family" Actress, Sarah Hyland Wears a Christian Siriano Design to the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmys

Photo: WireImage/Vespa

We saw Sarah Hyland at the Christian Siriano show last week so it is not a total surprise to see the actress in Christian's gown. Isn't she lovely?

Heidi Klum in a Christian Siriano Design at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony

Photo: WireImage/Vespa

Heidi Klum arrives at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles in a custom Christian Siriano design.

Epsiode 9 "Image is Everything" Preview Video



The designers pick up the beat when they create image-making threads for the rock band The Sheepdogs.

NIcholas D'Aurizio Spring 2012

Project Runway Season 8 designer, Nicholas D'Aurizio presented his Spring 2012 Nicolena collection on September 9th at The New York Fame Show.

Photo: Rick Louis


Team BPR had a great time at the event which also included collections from Korto Momolu, Jesus Estrada and Gordana Gehlhausen.





In addition to glamorous metallics, Nicolena featured designs created from humble materials such as jute and burlap.

Click here to see all of the designs from the show.

Recapalooza!


Welcome back recap fans! This week our snarky Project Runway chroniclers discover that apparently what a woman really wants is a little black dress. Grab your coffee and try not to sputter:

Uncle Nick knew Malin Akerman way before Project Runway...
David Dust kisses Macauley Culkin auf wiedersehen...
Eric3000 sees many shades of red...
Jordan Baker tries not to think about oily, bare chests...
Maxthegirl has the breast intentions...
Peach Carr writes likes she talks...
Laura Bennett is always worth the time...
Karen found a large s(t)inging mallet...
Second City Style had a lot of quotes to choose from...
Robert digs deep into the marvel of Olivier...
Brian gives Olivier his own bullet point...
Toyouke wraps it all up.

Have a recap to share? E-mail the link to Team BPR and join in on the looza fun. See you next week!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Episode 8, "What Women Want" Now Online


Click here to watch the full episode.

Althea Harper Spring 2012 Video

Nick Verreos Hosts "Project Style" in Temecula, CA Today

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos is in Temecula today for Project Style.



Join Nick at the Promenade 40820 Winchester Road Temecula, CA 92591 from 1:00 - 3:00 TODAY.

Click here for more information.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Olivier Green "Designing Difficulty"

When Seasons Collide...

I shot this photo at the season 9 finale. Can you name these designers and their seasons?

Mouseover the photo for the answer.