Friday, November 30, 2012

BPR Interview with Kayne Gillaspie



Project Runway All Star Designer, Kayne Gillaspie, talks about his experience on the show.

Highlights:

Kayne and Josh McKinley are partnering on a collection of cocktail and evening dresses which will be available in the Fall of 2013!

Kayne is still doing pageant gowns and shoes and recently launched a lingerie collection.

Kayne designed the gown for Miss Oklahoma 2011, Betty Thompson - First runner-up to Miss America!

Click here for the full interview.

Click here for Kayne's website.

Click here to vote for fan favorite.


Thank you Kayne!

Season 11!

Lifetime just announced on their Facebook page that Season 11 of Project Runway will return on Thursday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. This will be the first winter run for Project Runway since Season 7. Stay tuned for more!

Poll - Episode 5 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Top: Althea, Anthony Ryan, Cassanova, Emilio
Middoe: Emilio Ivy Joshua
Bottom: Kayne, Laura, Uli
Photos Courtesy of myLifetime.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 Carolyn Murphy, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, Jason Wu and Robert Rodriguez.

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, November 29, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Party: Episode 5

Welcome back All Star fans - we hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. PRAS gets back to it tonight in Episode 5 "You've Got Mail", where the designers get to work on an androgynous look. Guest judges are Jason Wu and Robert Rodriguez. We're hosting another live episode party this evening, simply click on the comments and come on in!

Mondo Guerra and I Design Unveil Commemorative World Aids Day Dress



Click here for more information.


Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 4

Our polls for Episode 4 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Anthony Ryan Auld deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You disagreed with the judges and thought that Joshua should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 5 poll.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Episode 5 Preview Video "You've Got Mail"

The designers create edgy, androgynous apparel in a challenge that comes with a twist. Guest judges: Jason Wu and Robert Rodriguez.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bonus Recap of Episode 4


Suzq sends in a late recap of the USA Today Challenge.  

Just what we needed - yay!

Click here for the post.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Shopping Suggestions for Project Runway Fans

Looking for holiday gifts?

Perhaps a sewing machine for a budding designer?

Only $134.97 at Walmart.com.



Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible, $17.72 at Amazon.com.

Tim Gunn Barbie, $21.99 at Target.com.


Happy Thanksgiving!

From the archives...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Own a Piece of Project Runway History


Ivy Higa's butterfly-inspired design has the highest bid right now.

With no new episode this week, and everyone busy with holiday plans, this may be a great opportunity to swoop in and win an All-Star design!

Click here to see all of the episode 4 auctions and to place your bid.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Heidi Klum at the 2012 American Music Awards


Heidi Klum wore a stunning Alexandre Vaultier gold lace dress to the AMA show last night.


Click here for more photos and additional details.



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Recapalooza!


The PRAS recappers know just how you feel, Andrae:

Eric3000 good, infographics bad...
Karen is in fine form this week...
No Gianni, we LYM...
Democracy Diva is the first we would have coffee with...
Mondo says khaki is tacky...
Second City Style is teaching Tavi French...
And Toyouke send us back home.

Thank you recappers, you guys were really feeling it. No new episode on Thanksgiving, so we will see you in two weeks.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Check Out Gretchen Jones's Apartment!

Project Runway Season 8 Champion Gretchen Jones is featured in decor8 this week.


Photo:  Maia Harms

Click here for the full story and many more photos.



Also, Gretchen has donated this dress to benefit The Center for Fiction, an all-things literary nonprofit based in Manhattan. They are running an online auction in support of the Books for NYC Schools Program, which is working to restock the libraries of schools and youth organizations damaged or displaced by Sandy.  

Click here to see the auction and to place your bid.

Friday, November 16, 2012

BPR Interview with Andrae Gonzalo


Project Runway All-Star designer, Andrae Gonzalo talks about his experience on the show.  



BPR:  This is Laura Kluvo from Blogging Project Runway and I'm on the phone with Project Runway All-Star designer, Andrae Gonzalo - Hi Andrae!

AG:  Hello!

BPR:  Congratulations on making the cast of the All-Stars!

AG:  Thank you!

BPR:  What is the best thing about being an All-Star?

AG:  I have two answers actually.  First, there was a period of time during the filming that we believed that Michelle Obama was going to be a judge.  There was evidence that really fed that fantasy.  That was probably the best fifteen minutes of my life...

Also, being an independent fashion designer is just so difficult and for the first time in the history of the show, the prize is so generous.  Just contemplating the possibility of winning the prize... Not just the seed money, but the technology and the equipment and the SPACE.  I live in New York and space comes at a really big premium.  When you are making your own samples, you need a really big table and space is such a luxury.

Just the window - being able to look through that window into the opportunity, that was great.


Click here to continue.  

Click here for Andrae's website.

Thank you Andrae!

Anthony Ryan Auld's Design in USA Today

Photo:  Greg Endries

Congratulations Anthony Ryan!

"This is one of the biggest things that's ever happened to me at this point in my career," an invigorated Auld said backstage after his win. "It's one of the biggest things I've ever gotten to win." 

The 29-year-old from Baton Rouge says he was drawn to his reader-submitted photo because he "loved the linear aspects… you could tell it was something that was built, in the way that you build a life, so that's what drew me to the picture." 

The headline he selected for the photo was fitting: "Always looking forward." He explains: "For me personally, I've had a lot of experiences that I could be very bitter and angry about , but I've just kind of learned that in the end it's not healthy."

Click here for more photos and the full article.

Poll - Episode 4 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Top: Althea, Andrae, Anthony Ryan, Cassanova, Emilio
Bottom: Ivy, Joshua, Kayne, Laura, Uli
Photos Courtesy of myLifetime.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 Carolyn Murphy, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, Charlotte Ronson and Tavi  Gevinson.

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, November 15, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Party: Episode 4

Project Runway All Stars goes interactive this week as the designers attempt to tell a story using USA Today reader submitted photos as inspiration. The BPR party room is here to provide all the inspiration you need to get through this week's episode. All are welcome - simply click on the comment link below to join the party!

Classic Moments - Project Runway Season 3 Reunion

Own a Piece of Project Runway History

There is still time to bid on the Episode 3 Auctions.  

Right now Kayne's design has (by far!) the highest price.


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

Heidi Klum "Gangnam Style" at the MTV EMAs

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 3

Photos courtesy of myLifetime.com
 
Our polls for Episode 3 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Rami Kashou deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also 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, November 14, 2012

Episode 4 Guest Judges: Tavi Gevinson and Charlotte Ronson

Tavi Gevinson and Charlotte Ronson join Isaac, Georgina and Carolyn for this week's challenge.

Laura Kathleen vs. Kayne

There is Still TIme...




There is still time to vote in our episode 3 poll.  

Did you agree with the judges last week?

Click here to vote.

Nina Garcia Promoted to Creative Director at Marie Claire


Project Runway judge, Nina Garcia, has been promoted from Fashion Director to Creative Director at Marie Claire.  Congratulations Nina!

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kenley Collins "Clueless"

Project Runway All-Star designer, Kenley Collins introduces a new collection inspired by the movie "Clueless."  








Click here to shop.

Tim Gunn in "Sofia the First" Sunday Night at 7:00

Image:  People.com
Tim Gunn is the voice of "Baileywick" in the new Disney movie, "Sofia the First:  Once Upon a Princess."  Tune in Sunday night for the premiere on the Disney Channel.  

Click here for more information.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Episode 4 Preview Video - "Made in the USA Today"


Fashion meets social media when images submitted by newspaper readers inspire the all-star clothiers' looks. 

Designer Charlotte Ronson and fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson are the guest judges.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Heidi Klum at the MTV European Music Awards Show

Heidi wore this Versace gown to host the MTV EMA Show in Frankfurt.








Recapalooza: All Star Edition

The recappers bust out their spray cans for Episode 3:

Eric3000 enlists Nate Silver...
The Democracy Diva is done with peplum...
Gianni knows his PR history like none other...
Karen says Emilio got it exactly right...
Second City Style is tired of the shift dresses...
Mondo would have loved this challenge...
And Toyouke puts the lid back on the can.

Thank you recappers - you are all All Stars in our book.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012

BPR Interview with Suede

Project Runway All Star designer, Suede, talks about his experience on the show.



A highlight:

BPR:  Have you watched all of the previous seasons?

S:  I have to say I did.

BPR:  So you recognized everyone?

S:  There was not a single face that I was not familiar with.

BPR:  Did you watch the episode last night?

S:  I caught it this morning.  I wasn't able to watch last night because we are still having issues from the storm.  

BPR:  Suede, was your home affected by the storm?

S:  I was actually in the city when it hit.  I was supposed to have some business meetings the next day.  Those were obviously postponed.  We lost power here in Chelsea - that was for a few days.  Then I finally escaped to my home in the mountains.   Thankfully there was no damage.  My kitties were a little bit cold, so we snuggled in front of the fireplace until the power returned.   My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by the storm.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Suede's website.

Thank you Suede!

Poll - Episode 3 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: 1). Althea, 2). Andrae, 3). Anthony Ryan, 4). Cassanova, 5). Emilio,
6). Ivy, 7). Joshua, 8). Kayne, 9). Laura, 10). Suede, 11). Uli
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 Carolyn Murphy, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra.

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, November 08, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Party: Episode 3

Hello there All Star fans! Time to get out your cans of spray paint as we make a mess out of the BPR blog tonight. It's another new episode of PRAS and all of your favorite friends are here to watch along. Simply click on the comments link below and come on in!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 2

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

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 3 poll.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

There is Still Time...

There is still time to vote in the episode 2 polls.


Did you agree with the judges this week?

Click here to vote - thank you!

Own a Piece of Project Runway History

The episode 2 garments are now available for your bids.



Right now, Uli's winning design has the highest price.

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

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Carrie Underwood Wears a Christian Siriano Design at the CMA Show

Photo:  Glamour.com

This was one of twelve looks for the country superstar and host of the show.  

Click here to see them all.

Trivia:  Carrie has worn looks from at least three additional Project Runway designers.  

Can you name them?

Monday, November 05, 2012

Episode 3 Preview Video, "Up Your Aerosol"

Project Runway All Stars, Season 2, Episode 3: The designers join forces with graffiti artists to create wearable art featuring spray paint. 

Guest judges: Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello. 

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Recapalooza: All Star Edition

All Star recappers love to boogie, they love the night life:

Eric3000 turns the clock way back...
Suzq cranks up the throwback machine...
Gianni recommends PR Australia...
Karen does The Hustle...
Mondo is still recapping for The Hollywood Reporter...
Second City Style puts on their dancing shoes...
Democracy Diva is Stayin' Alive...
And Toyouke turns the beat around.

Thank you recappers - we'll see you again next week. Have a PRAS recap to share? E-mail the link to Team BPR to join in the looza fun.

Friday, November 02, 2012

BPR Interview with Wendy Pepper


Project Runway All-Stars Season 2 designer, Wendy Pepper, talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:


BPR:  When you watch Season 1, is there anything that you wish you had done differently?


WP:  Hold on Laura, I have to shine up my broom and polish the point on my hat....

BPR:  Okay, I will wait....


WP:  Maybe it's my age, I'm 48, but I see it as a blessing.  I love all of the crazy things that I have done in my life.  I don't cringe when I watch that season.  I kiss the ground. When I watch Season 1, I see my relationship with my daughter.  I am caught forever with my daughter.  That's what I see.  That's what I will always remember from the season.  



BPR:  How is Finley?

WP:  She is 13 and as tall as I am.


BPR:  I'm sure she is beautiful.


WP:  Yes, she is.  I have grown in eight years, and so has she.  She is so proud of me for going back into the ring.  This has been one of the more fun aspects of the All-Star experience.  I have been able to share it with her again.  



Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Wendy's website.

Thank you Wendy!

Poll - Episode 2 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: (top, l-r) Althea, Andrae, Anthony Ryan, Cassanova, Emilio, Ivy
(bottom, l-r) Joshua, Laura, Kayne,  Suede, Uli, Wendy
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 Carolyn Murphy, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi and Rafe.

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, November 01, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Party: Episode 2

Welcome back Runway fans for another episode of Project Runway All Stars. Tonight, we will have burning questions answered such as "Does Wendy Pepper remember how thread a needle?" It's Episode 2 of Season 2 and the BPR party crew is ready to roll. All are welcome, so simply click on the comments link below to join in.

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 1

Our polls for Episode 1 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Ivy Higa deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You agreed with judges' choice and felt that Peach should have been out. Click here to see the results. 

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 2 poll.
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com