Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heidi Klum Shines in Times Square

Heidi celebrates the launch of her new fragrance, "Shine" at Walgreen's today.



All photos Wireimage/Loccisano

The Project Runway host greeted fans and posed for photos.





Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Project Runway All Stars Premieres January 5th on Lifetime

Which All-Star designer are you most looking forward to seeing again?


A new day has arrived for 13 of the show’s most talented and memorable designers who’ve come back to the catwalk to face a brand new panel of discerning eyes with host supermodel Angela Lindvall, world-famous designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman as judges and fashion tastemaker and mentor, Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles. The designers have already shown what they can do and have created names for themselves since appearing on their seasons but will they have what it takes to impress these fashion elites? They must also show off their fashion prowess to guest judges such as the iconic Miss Piggy, supermodel Miranda Kerr and musician and producer Pharrell Williams, among others throughout the season. The All Star designers set to take the Runway once again are:



Kenley Collins ( Brooklyn , NY ) – Season Five, Second Runner-up
Michael Costello ( Palm Springs , CA ) – Season Eight, Fourth Place
Gordana Gehlhausen ( San Diego , CA ) – Season Six, Fourth Place
Mondo Guerra ( Denver , CO ) – Season Eight, Runner-up
Mila Hermanovski ( Los Angeles , CA ) – Season Seven, Second Runner-up
Kara Janx ( New York , NY ) – Season Two, Fourth Place
Elisa Jimenez ( New York , NY ) – Season Four, 10th Place
April Johnston ( Savannah , GA ) – Season Eight, Fifth Place
Rami Kashou ( Los Angeles , CA ) – Season Four, Runner-up
Austin Scarlett ( New York , NY ) – Season One, Fourth Place
Jerell Scott ( New York , NY ) – Season Five, Fourth Place
Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn ( Pasadena , CA ) – Season Four, Fifth Place
Anthony Williams ( Atlanta , GA ) – Season Seven, Fifth Place



The winner of Project Runway All Stars will receive the most lucrative prizing ever in Project Runway history. Prizes include an exclusive designer’s boutique in select Neiman Marcus stores and on NeimanMarcus.com, $100,000 dollars in technology and office space to help grow their business from HP and Intel, $100,000 cash from L’Oreal Paris, a feature spread in Marie Claire, for which he or she will serve as a guest editor for one year, and a sewing and embroidery studio provided by Brother International. Project Runway All Stars is produced by The Weinstein Company and Bunim-Murray Productions.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Meet Heidi Klum Wednesday Nov. 30th

Heidi Klum will be at Walgreens in Times Square on Wednesday Nov. 30th from 1:30 - 3:30 to promote her new fragrance, "Shine."



The first 250 customers will have a photo opportunity with the Project Runway Star.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

News from Christopher Straub, Danielle Everine and Rafael Cox


Click here for news from Christopher Straub and Danielle Everine.

Click here to see Christopher on WDIO.com.

Click here to read a guest blog entry from Season 9 designer, Rafael Cox.

Tim Gunn on The View

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A New Interview with James Sommerfeldt from ShoesTV

Project Accessory designer, James Sommerfeldt talks about his experience on the show - and afterward.



A highlight:
"Project Accessory" pits 12 accessory designers against each other in the quest for, among other things, a $100,000 prize. How would you describe your experience on the show?
JS: "Project Accessory" is literally an incubator where we lived and breathed design ideas every second. I pushed myself beyond my physical limits and finally exceeded my own expectations. I was very surprised to learn I was the sole footwear designer in the competition, as shoes are both such a major way to transform an ensemble, and critical wardrobe staples. Where do you go without shoes? This forced me to become innovative and listen to my creative intuition. I was truly blessed to be a part of an amazing cast of such genuine designers.


Click here for the full story.

A New Interview with Kimberly Goldson from Essence

Project Runway Season 9 finalist, Kimberly Goldson talks about her life since appearing on the show.



A highlight:

ESSENCE.com: You’re originally from Brooklyn NY, how does this influence your personal style and your line?
Goldson: Being from Brooklyn has everything to do with my personal style and my line. I grew up in BK during the emergence of hip-hop, so you’ll always see me with big earrings, the latest handbags and sky-high shoes. I got nailed for that styling on the show, but they just didn’t know how to relate to that look. The aim for my line is to bring credit to the place where a lot of fashion begins. In the mainstream fashion industry, African-Americans are underrepresented and not given the recognition for our sense of style. I’d like to help change that.


Click here for the full interview from Essence.com.

A New Interview with Mondo Guerra from Marie Claire

Project Runway Season 8 finalist, Mondo Guerra talks about All-Stars and more.



A highlight:

Well, what did you hope to accomplish this time around?
I wanted to expand on my design. I was really trying to do new silhouettes and use unexpected fabrics that were out of my own comfort zone. The last thing I wanted was to go in doing the same thing I'd shown before.

Any spoilers for us fans who can't wait until it airs in January?
The challenges were designed to really make the designers work hard. You know how in the regular season, there'll be a challenge where the audience thinks, "This is so simple." You won't see any challenges that are easy.

And who were your Survivor-style allies this time around?
I love Michael Costello. He was on my season, and we became best friends. We still text every day. Our boyfriends are jealous of our friendship. We're basically dating! Ha, I'd totally date him at some point!

Who surprised you most?
Mila Hermanovski. Coming off her season, people said she was so frigid and cold. Honestly, I found her to be very mature and honest not only in her demeanor but in her design work. I was impressed.


Click here for the full story.

News from Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum

Don't miss Tim Gunn on The View today!

Heidi Klum's Thanksgiving plans from Access Hollywood below:











Also, Tim's new show, The Revolution is casting "married couples living in the Tri-state area." Click here for details.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Project Accessory Episode 5 Preview Video

Beach Blanket Blingo: The designers go to the beach for a challenge. Designers Rachel Roy and Jenna Lyons are guest judges. Tune in NEXT WEEK: Dec 1, 2011.



No new episode this week!

BPR Interview with Project Accessory Designer, Nicolina Royale

Project Accessory designer, Nicolina Royale talks about her experience on the show.



Click here for Nicolina's website.















Thank you Nicolina!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Heidi At The American Music Awards

Photo: Wireimage

Heidi Klum arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards in a metallic dress by Giles Deacon. The girl can still bring it on the red carpet.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Project Accessory Episode 4 Recap from Courtney A. Hammonds

BPRs, please welcome a new contributing writer - Mr. Courtney A. Hammonds from the Fashion and Retail Merchandising Dept. at The Art Institute of Atlanta. Thank you Courtney!



Project Accessory’ Episode 4 November 17, 2011 Recap:
The Most Coveted Accessory: THE HANDBAG!


Salutations “Project Accessory” Recap Readers! It’s your Image Architect, Courtney A. Hammonds. It is my pleasure to highlight this week’s episode.

Enough about me... let’s RECAP!

Episode 4 Highlights: Project Accessory Host, Molly Sims informs the designers that she has a tiny surprise in the workroom. What could this be? The contestants enter the workroom to see the creative director of eBay Fashion, Andrea Linett.

Side Note: It’s astonishing how the most nondescript people obtain…… (I will keep my thoughts to myself.)
Hint: eBay!

Let the recapping commence! The designers were instructed to select a clear box that contained items belonging to a select group of stylish women. The contestants selected the boxes based upon last week’s challenge scores (highest to lowest.)
The goal of this challenge was for each competitor to design a handbag based on their client’s personality and style. After a 15 minute consultation with their clients the designers went to Mood, selected fabulous fabrics and designed innovative bags.


Click here to continue.


Click here for Courtney's website.

Project Accessory Episode 4 "It's in the Bag" Online



Click here to watch the full episode.

David Gilmore's Portrait of Tim Gunn


Tim Gunn fans, Laurie and Jennifer commissioned this portrait of Tim from BPR friend, David Gilmore. Jennifer brought the portrait along when she met Tim in Atlanta.

Read the full story here.

Project Runway Designers Celebrate OUT100

Joshua McKinley, Jesus Estrada, Jack Mackenroth and Viktor Luna celebrate at the OUT100 Party on November 17th.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Project Accessory Episode 4 Recap from Second City Style



Our friends at Second City Style offer this recap and memorable quotes from episode 4.

A highlight:

As for the loser, it came down to not finishing his piece and James (also from Chicago) is kicked off. I don’t know how the rules have changed in the last two episodes but whatever…Still making it up as we go along, I see. We are sorry to see James ( a home-town honey) go! At least he gave his client what she wanted and not just make something he wanted *couchcoughBriancough* or that it was LITERALLY falling apart in front of everyone. I swear I saw a piece of leather hit the floor. And Molly, stop telling everybody that they’re talented as you’re kicking them out the door. Grab a new exit line!

Thank you!

BPR Interview with Project Accessory Designer, James Sommerfeldt

Chicago shoe designer, James Sommerfeldt talks about his experience on Project Accessory.



Click here to see his website.

Thank you James!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christian Siriano in Chicago

Project Runway season 4 Champion, Christian Siriano visited Neiman Marcus in Chicago on Monday.

Photo: Second City Style

Click here for the story from Second City Style.

News from Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum and Molly Sims

Photo: Out



Congratulations Tim Gunn upon being included in the 17th Annual OUT100. Click here to see all of the honorees.

Click here for a slideshow of Heidi Klum wearing looks from Project Runway designers.

Click here for a new interview with Project Accessory host Molly Sims.

Interview with Project Accessory's Nicolina Royale from the Minneapolis Star Tribune



Sara Glassman of the Star Tribune talked to Nicolina Royale about Project Accessory, her career and more. Here is a highlight:

Q You're so much fun to watch on television.

A I've been obsessed with "Project Runway" since the conception of the show. I always laughed at the criers. Then I went on "Project Accessory," and I'm the crier. You never understand how hard it is until you're there.


Click here for the full interview.


Tune in to Project Accessory tonight on Lifetime!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Project Runway Alums Judge "Product Runway"

Jack Mackenroth, Joshua McKinley, Suede and Kevin Christiana served as judges for "Product Runway," in NYC on November 14th.





Other Project Runway designers in attendance included Mondo Guerra, Peach Carr, and Steven Rosengard.



Click here for more photos from the event.

Project Accessory Episode 3 Auctions

There is still time to bid on the episode 3 designs. Right now Nicolina's design has the highest bid.



Click here to see all of the auctions and to place your bid.

Christopher Straub Designs Exclusive Line for Maurices

Project Runway Season 6 designer, Christopher Straub has designed a new line of fashion, handbags, and fragrance exclusively for Maurices.



His line will be available online Nov. 22. On Nov. 25, his full line will be available in 80 Maurices locations, and his fragrance and accessories will be available at all other Maurices locations.

Maurices operates over 800 stores in 44 states. Maurices stands for fashion, quality, value and personalized customer service. Offering sizes 1-26 in select stores and online, our styles are inspired by the girl in everyone, in every size. For store information and to shop online, visit maurices.com.

Project Runway All-Stars, Michael Costello and Gordana Gehlhausen Fashion Show this Weekend


Michael Costello and Gordana Gehlhausen will be presenting "Project Runway Designs and Drama" at the Southern California Desert Cities Women's Show this weekend.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tim Gunn in Atlanta Part 1 - A new BPR Interview

Tim Gunn and Leah Salak - photo: BPR

Tim Gunn was in Atlanta on Saturday for the Lucky Brand Fashion Show at the Perimeter Mall.

Tim generously granted an interview to BPR before the show. Thanks Tim!


BPR: Any news on Season 10?

TG: Season 10 is a go!

BPR: Contract signed, sealed and delivered?

TG: We're working on it. You know that I will be with Project Runway until the very end.

BPR: So will we of course!

BPR: Tim, will you rank the season 9 finalists in the order that you believe they should have finished?

TG: Viktor, Kimberly, Josh, Anya

BPR: Was Kimberly your favorite?

TG: Kimberly and Anthony Ryan

BPR: Awww... I thought you liked Anthony Ryan...

We loved the "Tim Gunn Behind the Seams" program.

TG: Thank you. The audience for "Behind the Seams" pulled in 2 million more viewers than the Project Accessory lead-in.

BPR: It was really great. Where was Joshua?

TG: He had another commitment. I believe a speaking engagement.

BPR: Were you surprised that Josh came in second in the finale?

TG: Yes.

BPR: What is the status of "Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible?"

TG: We have finished writing it, but there is still more work to do. It is scheduled for release in September 2012.

BPR: How long is it?

TG: It's 85,000 words. I'm not sure how many pages it will be.

BPR: Are there illustrations?

TG: Mostly photos, unless we couldn't find a photo of what we needed.

BPR: Tim, please describe what "The Revolution" Show is about.

TG: "The Revolution" follows a woman's five-month journey in five days. We cover an amalgam of issues - health, fitness, relationships, style, (personal fashion and home.) There are experts in various fields who assist each woman in her journey.

BPR: And you are the style expert.

TG: Yes.

BPR: Are you on every episode, every day?

TG: We haven't filmed all of the days yet. I'm not sure how it will be put together.

BPR: Is there a studio audience?

TG: Yes

BPR: Tim, you are always so busy!

TG: I'm the luckiest guy in the world!

Jack Mackenroth Calendar Signing at Boxers NYC Nov 16


Meet Project Runway season 4 designer Jack Mackenroth and purchase a 2012 calendar. Proceeds benefit Amfar.Click here for more information.

Preview Video, Project Accessory Episode 4 "It's in the Bag"

The designers are matched with an eBay customer featured on the site for their unique fashion sense. Designers Kara Ross and Rebecca Minkoff are guest judges. Thursday night on Lifetime.

Project Accessory Episode 3 Recap from Second City Style



Click here for the recap and memorable quotes from our friends at Second City Style.

A highlight: And did I miss the memo and the day she said her full name is “Nicolina Royale”?! That is the best James Bond villain name I have ever heard and my future child will be named after her!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

News from Christian Siriano and Heidi Klum


Click here for a new interview with Heidi Klum. Heidi talks about design and shopping.

Click here to see a video of Christian's appearance at Nieman Marcus in Bal Harbor.

Raleigh Artist Lauren Van Hemert Completes Season 9 Challenges



Project Runway fan and accessory designer, Lauren Van Hemert challenged herself to create an accessory for each challenge in season 9.

Lauren finished her final challenge with this handbag design inspired by "The Conversationalist," sculpture 1997 by Chakaia Booker



Click here to see all of Lauren's designs.

A New Interview with Chris March from Media Beat





Friday, November 11, 2011

News from Elisa Jimenez, Kara Janx and Carol Hannah Whitfield

Photo: The New York Chocolate Show



Project Runway All-Star, Elisa Jimenez teamed with "Top Chef Just Desserts" chef to create a fashion design for The Chocolate Fashion Show at The 14th Annual New York Chocolate Show. Their design is inspired by Broadway’s Wicked. Click here for more information. Click here for a photo gallery.

Kara Janx Designs are on sale here (reduced 60%) at Fashion Stake.

Carol Hannah Whitfield will be a featured speaker at the "Women Today" event in Anderson SC November 18-19. Click here for more information.

Season Nine's "Top Ten Moments" from Racked

Photo: Getty Images

Click here for Project Runway Season Nine's "Top Ten Moments of Greatness" from Racked.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Natasha Bedingfield Wears a Christian Siriano Design at the CMA Awards

Photo: RDiamond/WireImage

Natasha Bedingfield wore Siriano's skirt design to perform “Easy” with Rascal Flatts at the 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Bid on Project Accessory Episode 2 Auctions

There is still time to bid on the "Sole Searching" accessories.



Right now Kelly's designs have the highest bid.

Click here to see all of the auctions.

News from Leanne Marshall, Brian Burkhardt, and Valerie Mayen

Photo: LeanneMarshall.com

Click here to read a new interview with Project Runway Season 5 winner Leanne Marshall from RusticWeddingChic.com.

Click here to see more of Leanne's bridal designs.

Click here for a new interview with Project Accessory designer, Brian Burkhardt.

A highlight:

Molly Sims doesn't seem to be as charming as Heidi Klum.
Ah, I totally disagree with you. She is a gem. I think she's got such a great sense of humor. I think that Molly is a little bit warmer.


Click here for Brian's website.

Click here for the latest from season 8 designer Valerie Mayen.

Project Runway All Star, April Johnston Auctions Designs for Charity



April is auctioning four original designs to benefit Savannah/Chatham CASA, Inc.

Click here to bid.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Chris March "Mad Fashion" Episode 6 Preview Video

Chris and his fashion posse are enlisted to spin out a look for event planner and New York City nightlife maven Susanne Bartsch for her appearance at a Fashion Week ball.

Tim Gunn's Fall Tour Finishes in Atlanta November 12


A Lucky fashion show followed by a Q&A, is planned for 1 p.m. Nov. 12 in the lower level of the Perimeter Mall Dillard’s.

Want to be in the show? Model casting call from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Lucky Brand Jeans Shop.

Click here for more information.

Click here for more from Tim's stop in Annapolis.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Preview Video, Project Accessory Episode 3, "Bling it On"

The designers are given 24 hours to complete their next challenge, but Eva drops a surprise on them. Kelly Osbourne is a guest judge.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Saturday, November 05, 2011

BPR Interview with Project Accessory Designer, Kelly Horton

Project Accessory designer, Kelly Horton talks about her experience on the show.



Click here for Kelly's website.



Click on the play button below to listen to the podcast.

Thank you Kelly!




Friday, November 04, 2011

BPR Interview with Joshua McKinley

Project Runway season 9 finalist, Joshua McKinley talks about his experience on the show.



A highlight: Joshua is now designing window displays for the Swarovski stores on Fifth Avenue and in Chicago.


Thank you Joshua!












Thursday, November 03, 2011

BPR Party Room: Behind The Seams Special

BPR Interview with Viktor Luna

Project Runway season 9 finalist, Viktor Luna talks about his experience on the show.



Highlights: Viktor is working on a duplicate of the white leather jacket from his collection for Heidi Klum, AND a duplicate of the "Ninth Look" (above) from his collection for Nina Garcia.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for Viktor's website.

Thank you Viktor.

It's Not Over Yet



Tonight at 9:00 p.m. is the "Behind The Seams" special hosted by Tim Gunn. It's a look back at Season 9 and promises some unedited takes from Tim. We are really looking forward to seeing (for the first time ever!) the five decoy collections from Anthony Ryan, Bert, Bryce, Laura and Olivier from the Lincoln Center show back in September. Are you going to watch?

UPDATE: By semi-popular demand, we will be hosting a live chat room for the special tonight right here on BPR!

Results In - You Were the Judge for Season 9 Finale


Our poll for Episode 14 - Project Runway Season finale - is closed and 3,046 of you voted. You disagreed with judges and 54% felt that Viktor Luna deserved the win. Click here to see all of the results.

As always thank you so much for all of your support and comments this year. It has been such a pleasure hosting a site that has such passionate and articulate readers. We will continue to bring you "All Project Runway - All the Time" until the next season of Project Runway with all of the news of the designers as well as Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. BPR has been open continuously since June of 2005, thus our claim of being the original Project Runway fan site.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Bid on Project Accessory Episode 1 Auctions

There is still time to bid on the "Accessorize This" auctions.



Right now, Diego's designs have the highest bid.

Click here to see all of the auctions.