Monday, October 31, 2011

Preview Video, "Project Accessory" Episode 2 - Sole Searching

The designers visit a Swarovski store for inspiration. Nadja Swarovski is a guest judge.

Tim Gunn at USC

Photo: Rachel Bracker

Tim Gunn spoke to a group of students, faculty and parents at USC on Friday October 28th. Click here for the story from The daily Trojan.

More from Heidi's Halloween

Heidi Klum arrived on a gurney with two "doctors" for her Halloween party last night.

Photo: WireImage/Weeks

Also, don't miss Heidi on "Live with Regis and Kelly" today.

Photo from Heidi's facebook page.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Heidi Klum's Halloween Costumes 2011

Heidi has two costumes this year for her party in Vegas.



Heidi will dress as "The Missing Link" and also "The Visible Woman." Both costumes were designed by Martin Izquierdo and Project Runway season 6 designer Nicolas Putvinsky.

Click here for more info.

Happy Halloween BPRs!

Recapalooza!

Photo: Barbara Nitke/Lifetime Entertainment Services

Time to put Season 9 to rest with one last stroll down looza lane:

Suzq is the best side-kick a live-blogger could ever have...
Uncle Nick says the judges (producers?) got it right...
Eric3000 wins our most valuable recapper award...
Maxthegirl says life is unfair...
Ms Place returns to sing us a song...
Democracy Diva has her own scorecard...
Karen blames it on Lifetime...
Second City Style has been rock solid all season...
Brian still loves the show despite everything...
Laura Bennett couldn't get a cup of Starbucks...
Toyouke tries to stop the exodus.

Thank you recappers for another season of snarky fun. See you for All Stars??

Saturday, October 29, 2011

BPR Interview with Project Accessory Designer Cotrice



Project Accessory designer Cotrice talks about her experience on the show.

Click here for Cotrice's website.





Thank you Cotrice!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Project Runway Alums Enjoy Viewing Party at Casa Nonna in Manhattan

Project Runway designers had a great time last night at the Season 9 finale viewing party at Casa Nonna.



We love it when seasons collide! Jay McCarroll and Wesley Nault (S5).




Two beauties! Carmen Webber (S4) and Elisa Jimenez (S4).




Jason Troisi (S8) - a real sweetheart!



Ivy Higa (S8) and friend, Angeli Saijwani.


More Anya!



BPR friend David Gilmore presents this drawing of Anya Ayoung-Chee as well as his thoughts on the finale here.

Click here for a new interview with Anya from People Magazine.

Click here to watch Anya on Good Morning America this morning.

BPR Interview with Season 9 Champion Anya Ayoung-Chee

Project Runway Season 9 Winner Anya Ayoung-Chee talks about her experience on the show.



Highlights: Anya is moving to New York and plans to continue to produce her designs.

Anya has a degree from Parsons.

She personally would not wear Josh's neon green shorts...

Click here to visit Anya's website.

Click here for the podcast.

Thank you Anya!

Poll - Finale Season 9 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Collection above by Anya Ayoung-Chee: click to enlarge image.
Collection above by Joshua McKinley: click to enlarge image.
Collection above by Kimberly Goldson: click to enlarge image.
Collection above by Viktor Luna: click to enlarge image
All images courtesy of ProjectRunway.com
You've seen the designs on the runway at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and not it is your turn to be the judges. This week you are Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and L'Wren Scott. It's time to tell us:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reactions To The Season 9 Finale

Photo: Barbara Nitke/Lifetime Entertainment Services

We have a winner! Project Runway crowned its Season 9 champion tonight and don't the judges look particularly pleased with themselves? Post your reactions to the Season 9 finale here.

BPR Live Play By Play/Party: Season 9 Finale

Second City Style Interviews "Project Accessory" Designers, Diego Rocha and James Sommerfeldt



Our friends at Second City Style are proud of their Chicago designers! Click here to read the interviews.

Tonight On BPR

Here we go, Project Runway fans! It's finale time and tonight we find out if Anya Ayoung Chee, Kimberly Goldson, Viktor Luna or Joshua McKinley is crowned the Season 9 champion. The champagne is on ice and BPR is ready for the big reveal. Here's the plan:
  • Tbone and suzq will be hosting our last play-by-play/party room for Season 9. Join Project Runway fans from across the land as we watch the finale together. West coasters who want to be spoiled are welcome to join in on the fun as well. We go live at 8:30 p.m. ET.
  • After the show, tell us what you thought about the finale and the judges decision in our reactions thread. This is where you can really let it rip!
Anya, Kimberly, Viktor or Joshua - who will it be? Join us tonight on BPR!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hosting a Finale Party Tomorrow Night? Menu Suggestions from Casa Nonna Chef Amy Brandwein

Photo: Casa Nonna



Located in Manhattan's Fashion District, (not far from Parsons) Casa Nonna offers traditional Roman and Tuscan fare, with a focus on the freshest local and seasonal ingredients.

Chef Amy Brandwein is a Project Runway fan and offers these great menu suggestions in honor of the season 9 finalists:

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Project Runway Season 9 Finale Judge is L'Wren Scott


Also, there is still time to vote in our "Which designer SHOULD win Season 9?" poll.

Click here to vote.

Nick Verreos Hosts a "Designer Fabric Party" and Fashion Draping Event at the FIDM Scholarship Store in Los Angeles Oct. 27th


Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

After the Project Runway Season 9 Finale...

Stay tuned for the premiere of Project Accessory and then the final episode of "After the Runway" with Nick Verreos.



Nick is also featured in tonight's episode of "The Look for Less" on Style Network.

Chloe Dao - Spring 2012

Click here for a new interview with Project Runway season 2 Champion, Chloe Dao.



Also, enjoy these photos of her latest collection.

Click here to visit Chloe's blog.

Celebrate the Launch of Alison Kelly's Book!



You are invited to celebrate the publication of The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook and to meet Project Runway Season 3 designer Alison Kelly on Thursday Nov. 10th.

Click here to RSVP.

Don't miss our interview with Alison here.

Please send us photos if you are able to attend!

Project Accessory - Meet Shea Curry

Shea Curry is a jewelry and hair accessories designer from Hattiesburg, MS who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.



Click here for Shea's website.



Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet Rich Sandomeno


Rich Sandomeno is a jewelry designer from Elmwood Park, NJ who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.



Click here for Rich's website.


Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet Nina Cortes

Nina Cortes is a jewelry designer from Miami, FL.



Click here for Nina's website.



Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet Nicolina Royale

Nicolina Royale is a leather rock n' roll accessories designer from Minneapolis MN who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.



Click here for Nicolina's website.



Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet Kelly Horton

Kelly Horton is a handbag designer from Philadelphia, PA who currently resides in Edgewater, NJ.



Click here for Kelly's website.



Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet James Sommerfeldt

James Sommerfeldt is a footwear designer from Chicago, IL.



Click here for James's website.



Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet Diego Rocha

Diego Rocha is a handbag designer from Sao Paolo, Brazil who currently resides in Chicago, IL.



Click here for Diego's website.



Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet David Grieco

David Grieco is a belt designer from Watertown, NY who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.



Click here for David's website.



Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet Cotrice

Cotrice is a jewelry designer from Milwaukee, WI who currently resides in Atlanta, GA.




Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet Christina Caruso

Christina Caruso is a jewelry designer from New York, NY.



Click here for Christina's website.



Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet Brian Burkhardt

Brian Burkhardt is a jewelry designer from Bellport, NY who currently resides in Miami, FL.



Click here for Brian's website.


Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Project Accessory - Meet Adrian Dana

Adrian Dana is a church hat designer from Baltimore, MD who currently resides in Lithuania, GA.



Click here for his website.



Photo Credit: Richard McLaren © 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Attention Birmingham: Christian Siriano at Gus Mayer Oct. 25th

Click here for more info.





Project Accessory Premiere October 27th - Preview Video



Project Runway's Alison Kelly Releases "The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook"

Project Runway season 3 designer, Alison Kelly has co-authored a sewing book for diy fashion fans.

"The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook" contains fully customizable patterns for a coat, dress, skirt, blouse and bag. Examples of variations of the designs are presented in the book from BurdaStyle.com members from around the world. It's really inspiring!



The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is scheduled for release on November 1st. Click here to pre-order on Amazon.



BPR: How did you first become involved with BurdaStyle?


AK: Since 2008 I have been working part-time as Creative Director and Editor of BurdaStyle.com. This unique position fulfills my undying love for DIY fashion and sewing, reminding me of why I started designing in the first place, while providing a creative platform to play with design ideas.

As co-author and creative director of the BSHB, as well as writing the book in the 'voice' of BurdaStyle, I designed the 5 paper sewing patterns included in the book, and was responsible for overseeing various aspects such as: choosing the contributing designers, sourcing fabrics and trim, planning photo shoots, casting models, styling the final looks, working with the technical writer and designer, and juggling myriad revisions from the editor!



BPR: How long have you been working on the book?


AK: A year and a half.


BPR: Which is your favorite project from the book?


AK: It's like choosing a favorite child-- but I'd have to say the skirt, because while the pattern is deceivingly simple, you can enhance the design by choosing an interesting fabric combo, like nude lace with a scalloped edge over a black silk lining.




BPR: How has your career benefited from your appearance on Project Runway?


AK: This question comes up a lot and the answer is always the same-- it has benefited greatly and I also believe it's what you make of it. Not winning garnered a lot of support which has turned out to be an advantage. I've ended up working on many exciting projects because of my appearance on the show. I've been designing my clothing line, Dahl, ever since, doing wholesale and custom orders. Today people still buy the black crocheted top I wore on the show from my website. I can tell where our season is airing around the world by looking at my website stats-- all of a sudden there will be a bunch of traffic from Chile or Sweden, it's great.

Click here to continue.