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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Episode 5, "Clothes Off Your Back" Guest Judge is Sean Avery



The former Vogue intern and New York Ranger will serve as guest judge this week!

There is Still Time...


There is still time to vote in our poll. Did you agree with the judges this week?



Click here to vote. Thanks BPRs!

Mondo Guerra to Judge Goodwill Fashion Event Feb. 8th in Denver



Click here to learn more about the "Good Exchange for Change Fashion Show and Clothing Swap" and to purchase tickets.

Project Runway Season 9 designers Fallene Wells and Julie Tierney will also be there.

Bid on "Good Taste" Auctions

Project Runway All Stars Episode 4 garments have been posted.



Right now Michael Costello's winning design has the highest bid.

Click here to see all of the auctions.

Good luck!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Episode 5, "Clothes Off Your Back" Preview Video

The designers hit the streets of New York City and ask strangers for the clothes off their backs in order to create new outfits.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Recapalooza!


Suzq mashes up PRAS and 24-Hour Catwalk...
Eric3000 chooses the original tart flavor...
Kara Janx is recapping for Hollywood Life...
Laura Bennett likes it cold and creamy...
Jordan Baker appears to be in a better mood...
Brian is not in a good mood on the other hand...
The Democracy Diva swears off gelato forever...
Second City Style notices the competitive competition...
Karen wonders where DVF had to get to...
Donna loves the dichotomy of April...
Dodi is not fond of sweeping hockey sweaters...
c(h)oco chanel didn't think this was such a good idea...
And Toyouke ends a little feisty.

Thank you recappers, see you next week!

Have a recap to share? E-mail the link to team BPR and join in on the fun!

Friday, January 27, 2012

BPR Interview with April Johnston

Project Runway All-Star Designer, April Johnston talks about her experience on the show.



Photo: Mangue Banzima for Qui Style Savannah Blog


Highlights: April is very busy preparing for her wedding and several of her designs will be featured on "Jane by Design," an ABC Family Network show.

Click below to listen to the podcast.

BPR Interview with April Johnston

Thank you April!

Emilio Sosa in Chicago

Project Runway season 7 finalist, Emilio Sosa was in Chicago recently and sat down with Second City Style to catch up.

Emilio Sosa and Carol Calacci


A highlight:

He went on to tell me that the first esosa Collection will debut during New York Fashion Week, on February 10th! (He invited Second City Style, so stay tuned.)

ES: It will be a presentation, with 2 hours of cocktails. I want it to be a big party. I remembered the first shows I ever attended… I like shows like Todd Oldham held … I want it to me like that – a cool cocktail party!


Click here for the full interview.

Poll - Episode 4 - Your Turn to Be the Judge

Photos: Top (l-r) Anthony, April, Austin, Jerrell, Kara,
Bottom (l-r) Kenley, Michael, Mila, Mondo, Rami

Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.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 Angela Lindvall, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi and Diane von Furstenberg and Miranda Kerr.

Click here to tell us who should have won.

Click here to tell us who should have been out.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Reactions To PRAS Episode 4


Project Runway All Stars had a sweet little challenge that tested the designers efficiency. What did you think of the results? Post your reactions to Episode 4 here.

Project Runway All Stars Party: Episode 4

Tonight On BPR


Here's the cast of characters judging tonight's episode of Project Runway All Stars. You can have your supermodel triumvirate there on the right, it's Diane von Furstenberg that shines in this group. It's a speedy swimwear challenge, hearkening back to Season 1 where Austin Scarlett found the winners circle.

Nancy T from Blogging America's Best Dance Crew is filling in for Tbone tonight in our weekly live PRAS party room. Suzq will join in the fun as well and of course we want to see you too. Doors open at 8:45 p.m. Join us tonight on BPR!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 3

Photos courtesy of ProjectRunway.com
Our polls for Episode 3 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Rami Kashou deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You agreed with the judges and felt that Gordana should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 4 poll.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tim Gunn: "It's not as though I'm some barren forest" on "The Revolution"

Daniel Vosovic Dress Featured on "Jane by Design"

A design by Project Runway season 2 contestant,Daniel Vosovic was featured in the new ABC Family series "Jane by Design."



Click here for a new interview with Daniel.

A highlight:

What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in fashion?

You must LOVE to work; working in most creative fields consists of 90% behind-the-scenes work and 10% fun and glamour. Also, educate yourself in all facets of the fashion industry, not just the “marquee” positions like head designer and stylist (made main-stream famous in the past five years) as there are literally hundreds of people that go into getting fashion made. We’d be nowhere without textile designers, knitwear designers, trim specialists, photographers, model agents, casting agents, makeup artists, production managers, patternmakers, seamstresses, cutters, editors, web developers and on, and on, and on.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bid on "Patterning for Piggy" Auctions

Bid on Project Runway All Stars Episode 3 Auctions!


Right now Mondo's design has the highest price. Click here to see all of the auctions and to place your bid.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tim Gunn on the Treadmill - The Revolution

I faithfully watched Tim Gunn's new show, "The Revolution" last week and would like to present this highlight: Tim Gunn's FIRST TIME on a treadmill.

Project Runway Designers Showing Collections at "Fame Rocks Fashion Week" Show February 15th

Nicholas D'Aurizio, Jesus Estrada and Project Accessory's Cotrice are among the designers showing collections at "Fame Rocks Fashion Week" on February 15th.



Click here for more information.

Project Runway All Stars at The Paley Center for Media



Photo: Ace Showbiz Click here for more.


Project Runway All Stars presented a "Behind-the-scenes look" at the show at The Paley Center for Media on January 19th.

Also, Project Runway All-Star Dresses are on display now through February 2nd at the Paley Center for Media in New York. Click here for more information.

Seal, Heidi Klum Announce Separation

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images


"While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul searching we have decided to separate," the joint statement read. "We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children's sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy."

And of course we DO respect their privacy.

Seal is scheduled to appear on Ellen tomorrow.

Project Runway All Stars Episode 4, "Good Taste Tastes Good" Preview Video

The designers have a need for speed when they must race against time to create flashy and splashy wear fare for model Miranda Kerr. Fashion luminary Diane von Furstenberg makes an appearance.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Recapalooza!


The recappers are just a little ham handed this week:

Eric3000 pulls some pork...
Laura Bennett is glad she skipped out...
Jordan Baker is still running on Nyquil...
Brian was hoping for better...
Democracy Diva busts April on a repeat...
Karen has a few complaints...
Donna thinks Kenley is playing it sweet...
Dodi jumps into the fray this week...
And Toyouke takes us home again.

Thank you recappers - see you next week!

Have a Project Runway All Stars recap to share? E-mail the link to Team BPR and join in on the looza fun.



Update: Don't miss the "Memorable Quotes" from this week's episode from Second City Style!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

MIchael Costello Supports "Go Red For Women" at Macy's


Michael Costello teamed up with Macy's and the American Heart Association for the Annual "Go Red for Women" charity auction.

Michael will be donating a custom-made dress featured at Macy's in Palm Desert CA, for the event on February 3, 2012.

Michael will also be presenting an all-red dress fashion show. Special guest and Project Runway All Star, Gordana Gehlhausen will also be showing red designs. The dresses will be available for live auction, and all proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.

Macy's is a proud sponsor of Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association and will feature select designs by Michael Costello throughout the month of February.


Also, YES we see the items about Heidi and Seal - thank you!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Episode 3, "Patterning for Piggy" Now Online



Click here to watch the full episode online.

BPR Interview with Gordana Gehlhausen


After covering the show for so many seasons Team BPR has met each and every one of the All-Star designers and they feel like friends.

For me, this is especially true with Gordana. After all, my family spent Thanksgiving with Gordana's family in 2009!

Gordana and O.R. put the finishing touches on their Thanksgiving meal!

So, talking to Gordana felt more like catching up with an old friend rather than an exit interview.

Highlights: Gordana is opening a new Goga Boutique in Santa Monica this spring and will be showing her latest collection along with many other "Stars of Project Runway" at Fashion Week El Paseo in March.

Click below to listen to the podcast.

BPR Interview with Gordana Gehlhausen

Thank you Gordana!

Austin Sings The Muppets!

A must-see:



Austin says: "This video is a Celebration of My Meeting Miss Piggy on Project Runway All Stars. I Hope one Day to Meet Again. This is intended as a gift to all the Lovers and Dreamers of the World."

Poll - Episode 3 - Your Turn to Be the Judge

Photos: 1). Anthony, 2).April, 3). Austin, 4). Gordana, 5). Jerrell,
6). Kara, 7). Kenley, 8). Michael, 9). Mila, 10). Mondo, 11). Rami
Photos courtesy of ProjectRunway.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs and now its your turn to be the judges. This week you are Angela Lindvall, Georgina Chapman, Eric Daman and Miss Piggy.

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

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Reactions To PRAS Episode 3


All eyes were on Miss Piggy tonight on Project Runway All Stars as the designers were tasked with creating an elegant cocktail dress for the Swine Queen. She proved to be a pretty tough critic as well. Kind of tough taking criticism from a muppet, isn't it? Post your reactions to Episode 3 here.

Project Runway All Stars Party: Episode 3

Tonight On BPR

Apparently unable to find any real guest judges this week, Project Runway All Stars resorts to a pretend judge. At least she is one with a stylish and opinionated reputation. It's none other than Miss Piggy gracing the Lifetime airwaves tonight as she tackles the critiques of the All Star designers in "Patterning for Piggy".

Tbone, suzq and the usual cast of BPR characters will be hamming it up in our weekly party room beginning at 8:45 p.m. EDT. Come join the fun tonight on BPR!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 2

Our polls for Episode 2 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Michael Costello deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You agreed with judges and thought that Sweet P should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 3 poll.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christian Siriano Designing Exclusive Wedding Collection for Nordstrom



This is the first design in the collection!

Click here for more information.

Miss Piggy and Eric Daman Guest Judge on Project Runway All Stars



Eric Daman (costume designer, author...) joins Miss Piggy on the judges' panel for tomorrow night's episode of All Stars. This one looks like a lot of fun.

Who will get the "This is most garish, outlandish, ridiculous thing I've ever seen" comment?

I'm thinking these would all be GOOD qualities in anything designed for Piggy.

We'll see....

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Did you Watch the Premiere of "The Revolution" Yesterday?

Tim Gunn's new series began yesterday on ABC.





Click here to visit the website and to watch the first episode online.

What did you think? Will you be tuning in?

Who Wore What? Nick Verreos Breaks Down Golden Globes Fashion

Detailed info on Golden Globes Red Carpet Style from Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos.

Nick Verreos and NBC4 LA's Ted Chen, Beverly Hills Hilton, Golden Globes Red Carpet

Bid on All Star Episode 2 Designs

Any plans to attend the opera this season? Need something to wear? Check out the AMAZING designs available for your bids.



Right now Michael Costello's design has the highest price.

Click here
to see all of the auctions.

There is Still Time...

There is still time to vote in our Project Runway All Stars Episode 2 Polls.



Click here to let us know if you agreed with the judges.

Tim Gunn's Golden Globes Fashion Wrap-up From "The View"

Heidi Prepares for the Golden Globes

How much tan? Hair up or down? Is the dress too sheer for flashbulbs? Did a diamond just fall off of this necklace?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Preview Video, Episode 3 - Patterning for Piggy

Episode Synopsis: The all-star designers ham it up when they create an elegant cocktail dress for one of the most demanding prima donnas in the entertainment industry: Miss Piggy.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Heidi Klum at the 2012 Golden Globes

Heidi wore a Calvin Klein dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry to the Golden Globes.

Recapalooza!


It's time once again for our weekly waltz with all of the best Project Runway recaps from across the interwebs. Shall we dance?

Only Eric3000 could come up with a Marx Brothers take...
Laura Bennett is recapping again for Lifetime...
Jordan Baker is only half awake...
Genevieve Koski at the A.V. Club makes a strong debut...
Brian isn't the only one who can't remember who the host is...
Second City Style collects all the best one liners...
Democracy Diva breaks down all the designs...
Donna is already making predictions on the finals...
Erin is back covering All Stars...
And Toyouke closes with a dash of sass.

Thank you recappers! We'll see you next week.

Have a Project Runway recap to share? Send the link to Team BPR to join the looza legion.

Update: Karen knows opera! And c(h)oco chanel is looking forward to Miss Piggy.

Friday, January 13, 2012

BPR Interview with Sweet P

Project Runway All Star designer, Sweet P talks about her experience on the show.



A highlight: Sweet P is now working as a professional make-up artist!

Click here for her website.

Click below for the podcast.






Thank you Sweet P!

Poll - Episode 2 - Your Turn to be the Judge


Photos: (top, l-r) Anthony, April, Austin, Gordana, Jerrell, Kara
(bottom, l-r) Kenley, Michael, Mila,  Mondo, Rami, Sweet P


Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.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 Angela Lindvall, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, Mark Badgley and James Mischka.

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

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Reactions To Episode 2


The All Star designers were challenged this week designing for a night out at the opera. It still takes some getting used to not seeing MK, Nina and Heidi out on the runway, doesn't it? Post your reactions to Epiosde 2 here.

Project Runway All Stars Party: Episode 2

Tonight On BPR


The Project Runway All Stars return tonight for "A Night at the Opera" as they race against time to spin out elegant ball gowns. PR veterans Mark Badgley and James Mischka take another turn in the guest judging chairs. Can Rami Kashou deliver two opening wins?

Join Tbone and suzq tonight for a live episode party chat as we watch the new episode together with fans from all over. We will go live around 8:45p.m. See you tonight on BPR!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 1

Our polls for Episode 1 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Mondo Guerra deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with judges' choice and felt that Sweet P should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 2 poll.


Photos courtesy of Project Runway.com

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Eight Project Runway Designers Showing Collections at Fashion Week El Paseo March 21-22

Photo of Mondo's 2011 Presentation by Shary Bowman


"Stars of Project Runway" including Mondo Guerra, Michael Costello, Seth Aaron Henderson, Mila Hermanovski, Gordana Gehlhausen, Kara Janx, Michael Drummond, and Joshua Christensen will be presenting their designs at the 2012 "Fashion Week El Paseo."

Click here for more information.

Monday, January 09, 2012

BPR Interview with Project Runway All-Star Designer, Elisa Jimenez

Tbone and Elisa Jimenez Sept. 2011

Elisa, I was thrilled to learn that you were in the cast of the All Stars because I felt like we really didn’t get to know you in season four. I am broken-hearted over your elimination.

Good morning BPR and thank u! I still do not feel that I have been able to truly reveal the array of my skills, and yet I hope that my work and my life's work history show an inkling of my capabilities. I can say that all my press and opportunities have come thru the world alone...that is definitely something to be proud and grateful for.


Tell us about your dollar store design. What are the shorts made from?

My shorts were made of a paper gift bag and clear duct tape...I was being a bit "cheeky", (no pun intended!), about the rose and the gift bag. The character Fancy has just returned to a Celestial Garden of unconditional Love, Beauty, and FullFillmeant. I am making the shorts bodysuit and wrap for this Spring to purchase.
And by the way, Fancy is a character my mother invented in a painting when I was very little. She wore a long maxi 70's dress and had this huge wings, written on the painted was "Fancy didn't how or when, only that she had flown once or twice". I remember being about four and resonating that this woman had flown, remembered slightly that she had, but didn't realize she could again at any moment! Fancy evolved into my iconography as a symbolic character illustrating the capacity for us to all evolve, if we can just remember we have everything we need to evolve, as individuals and a conscious species!


What message did you write on the wings?

The writing on the two winged sleeves was the part of the Fancy story where by She has returned to The Garden and is being welcomed lovingly back by the all the Flowers. I will be doing the next installment of this petite rock opera fashion performance for the up-coming New York Fashion Week.

You looked gorgeous on the runway. Did you make the pink dress?

Why thank you so much for the compliment! I actually made everything you see me wearing on my brief yet delicious stint on Project Runway All Stars. Yes, I did indeed make that "one seam" dress and hand sewed it with my signature monofilament after my morning yoga and shower before we departed. As my dear friend and sometime collaborator Gerald De Cock always says about my client coined "spontaneous couture: "Elisa is great, fast, and not cheap!" Thank you again, I felt good and hot fuchsia is one of my fave colors, ever.

Click here to continue.

Own a Piece of Project Runway History - Bid on All-Star Designs

The All Star designs from episode 1 are available for your bids.



Right now Jerell's design has the highest price.

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

Project Runway All Star, April Johnston Introduces Fabric Collection

Soon to be available at Jo-Ann Fabrics!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Preview Video, Episode 2

A Night at the Opera: The all-star fashion aces race against time to spin out elegant ball gowns for a night at the opera. Design duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka are the guest judges.

Project Runway All Stars Episode 1 "Return to the Runway" Full Episode Online


Click here to watch the full episode online.

Recapalooza!


Well that was fun, wasn't it? Seeing many of our old favorites felt like curling up with a good book. It was so comfortable. It was Project Runway again! Let's see what the recappers had to say:

suzq channels Elvis...
Eric3000 calls it Project Runway Some Stars...
Jordan Baker is watching warily...
Brian is feeling good about this version...
Second City Style collects all the best quotes and more...
Democracy Diva is down with the judges...
C(h)oco Chanel is really, really excited...
Karen is doing tequila shooters...
Donna is an inspired newcomer...
And Toyouke is on board as well.

Thank you recappers, we are looking forward to a fun season!

Have a recap to share? E-mail the link to Team BPR to join in on the fun.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Amanda's Take - Project Runway All Stars, Episode 1



Amanda Fields walking for Michael Costello during Palm Springs Fashion Week Fall 2011

Project Runway Season 3 model Amanda Fields enjoys the unique position of having worked with many of these All-Star designers. She has graciously agreed to provide us with her perspective on the models of the All Star season. Thank you Amanda!

Thank goodness for [just] one hour of PR All stars! Didn't it feel like you saw everything you needed to see, heard everything you needed to hear? It kept me interested, laughing and genuinely entertained. And I'm not just talking about Austin Scarlett!


This is a little bit of a conundrum, because of course I miss the regulars. How can they even call it Project Runway without Tim Gunn, Heidi, Nina and Michael? Not that they aren't watching (they probably are!!) and judging. I would love to hear what they're saying about this ensemble... maybe an eye roll and a German curse word. Just maybe a frozen fruit margarita or two.



The host and judges, however, did make for a fun mix! I have always loved Angela Lindvall and have admired her as a model and as a person throughout her career. Like Heidi, she is a mom and I will never forget running into her in the west village in New York City with one of her darling boys! She was so kind to talk to a stranger who was just starting out in modeling and was (and still is) a fan!


Click here to continue.

Reactions to the Premiere of Project Runway All Stars



Well BPRs, what did you think?

I think I like it!

Of course it is wonderful to see the designers. They feel like friends because in most cases they are. After covering this show for so long we have met each and every one of these all-star designers. We have shared meals with them and even visited their homes!

The flip side is that it will be heartbreaking to see each designer leave.

Of course we miss Tim and the regular judges, but honestly, I like Angela Lindvall! She is just adorable and natural in her role. What do you think?

I thought Joanna Coles was quite unkind and insensitive to Elisa.

"You're not going to spit on me, are you?"

It was as if she hadn't actually watched Elisa's season and had only heard something about Elisa "spitting," which is of course not at all what she does. Of course Elisa's response was very sweet and positive and not at all defensive. I am very sorry to see Elisa go. I wish we could have seen more of her.

I'm sure that Joanna will grow on me as the season goes on. I just don't like meanness. At all. How is this considered "mentoring?"

The judges were fine. Ultimately they did get things "right." I think we could all agree with their "top three" and "bottom three" choices.

Did you notice that there were only 11 looks in the first "fashion show?" We did not see Kara's or Sweet P's design. There could be a reason for this, but I can't think of anything valid. Later on, in the side by side comparison, we do see Kara's design for a millisecond and a small part of Sweet P's. Weird.

Also, all of the things we were directed to be concerned about (Oh no. Two designers chose MOPHEADS! Oh no, Austin burned his dress!) turned out to be nothing. I would have liked to have seen more of the actual construction.

Suddenly Rami's dress walked the runway and I was like, "Where did THAT come from?" Did we even see Rami working on his dress? Come on - at least let us see how the winning designer created the winning dress!

The models were all completely lovely and yet we did not see or hear their names. I feel like if we are going to accept that the hair, make-up and styling are important to the total look, then we should get to know the models. It would help. Just my opinion of course.

The best change is the return to the 60-minute format. Even with 13 designers I felt like the pace was just right.

Anyway, these are my reactions, how about you? What did you think? Will you tune in next week?