Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reactions to PRAS Episode 2

The Project Runway All Stars were tasked with creating some creepy couture for Halloween and the results were very interesting. What did you think of the challenge and the results? Post your reactions to PRAS Episode 2 here.

BPR Live Party: PRAS Episode 2

Welcome back All Star fans! It's episode two of Project Runway All Stars Season 3 and it looks like we are following Alyssa to the museum for some creepy couture. The BPR party crew is on hand to watch all of the fun and fashion and you are invited to join us. Simply click on the comment tab to join the party!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 1

Our polls for Episode 1 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Seth Aaron Henderson deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with judges' choice and felt that Daniel 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

Tonight on Project Runway - Preview Video

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BPR Interview with Ari South


Project Runway All-Star designer Ari South talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:


 BPR: Your fans all applaud your courage and honesty. A gender transition can not be easy. 

 AS: My fans give me the courage and support I need so I thank them for always being in my corner. You're right, it is not an easy road and one that I would never wish on anyone because of the trials, but it can be a beautiful journey if it is meant for you. 


 BPR: You are certainly a beautiful woman. 


 AS: hahaha thank you-- I always find myself embarrassed or blushing when people say that. It just hasn't been how I've ever felt about myself before. 


 BPR: Has your design aesthetic changed? 


 AS: It has. On season 8, viewers saw very heavy and dark Andy South in the beginning. You can sort of see my progression and you really do see me finding myself while on the show. I sort of blossomed into someone that found the courage to be completely myself and by the end, you saw a very feminine side of my work. I understand that it was sort of a jump for many to see, but for me it was genuine of my place and time. Now, the Andy South brand has come to represent both the yin and yang you saw. An elegance with a bite; a woman strong in herself, but conscious of her surroundings. 



Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Ari's website.

Thank you Ari!

The Designers....Bug....Out....

Thursday night on Lifetime...


...this happens.

There is Still Time...


Did you agree with the judges last week?

There is still time to vote in our episode 1 poll.

Click here.

Elena's Decoy Collection

Elena Slivnyak had never won a challenge prior to last week's triumph in the Season 3 All Star opener and some questioned her credentials for being cast in the first place. She hung around long enough in Season 10 to finish in sixth place and was able to show a decoy collection at Lincoln Center. Click here for a look back at her bold and unusually styled collection that was a big hit at the Project Runway finale.

Guest Judges This Week: Anya Ayoung-Chee and Jennifer Meyer


Project Runway Season 9 Champion, Anya Ayoung-Chee and jewelry designer, Jennifer Meyer join the judges' panel for this week's episode, "Bitten by the Fashion Bug."

Monday, October 28, 2013

Own a Piece of Project Runway History

The Episode One All-Star designs are now available for your bids.


Right now, Seth Aaron Henderson's design has the highest price.  (Many have no bids at all!)

Click here to see all of the auctions.


Nick Verreos at "Magia de la Moda 2013" in Miami Beach Oct. 17th

Project Runway season 2 designer, Nick Verreos and his partner David Paul presented over 30 looks at "Vanidades Presents Magia de la Moda 2013 Fashion Show/Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach."

Photo:  Nicolas Stipcianos
The Collection featured many red-carpet-worthy gowns in bold colors and luxury fabrics.


Photo:  Nicolas Stipcianos

Click here for the full story.

All-Stars Episode 2, "Bitten by the Fashion Bug" Preview Video



Arachnids and insects inspire avant-garde fashions. 
Guest judges: Anya Ayoung-Chee and Jennifer Meyer.

Friday, October 25, 2013

A New Interview with Alexandria von Bromssen


The San Mateo Daily Journal posted a new interview with Project Runway Season 12 finalist, Alexandria von Bromssen today.

A highlight:

The experience was crazy and intense for von Bromssen, who participated in 13 challenges and said she averaged four hours of sleep per night during the six weeks of filming of the Lifetime network television show. 

Overall, the show brought her out of her comfort zone though and has helped her designs stand out on a national scale. 

“I have 200 orders in my pocket off of things people saw on the show,” said von Bromssen, 38. “I cried a lot when I saw the show and stopped watching it early on. Now it’s very different since the phones are now ringing.”

Click here for the full story.

Click here to shop at Red Square Boutique.

Marla Duran at Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show Nov. 7 - 10


Project Runway Season 2 designer, Marla Duran, will be showing her latest designs on November 7 - 10th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show.

Click here for more information.

Update:  Ping Wu will also be there!

Ping Wu on QVC!

Project Runway Season 7 designer, Ping Wu, appeared on QVC today with her "WrapPing" Multi-Use Cable Knit Scarf.


They are just about sold out, but you may check here for availability!

Congratulations Ping!

Poll - Episode 1 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: 1). Ari 2). Christopher 3). Daniel 4). Elena 5). Irina
 6). Jeffrey 7). Korto 8). Melissa 9). Myckael 10). Seth 11). Viktor
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 Alyssa Milano, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, and Debbie Harry.

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, October 24, 2013

Reactions To the PRAS 3 Debut

Alyssa Milano takes her turn as an All Star host and the season kicks off with somewhat surprising results. What did you think of tonight's episode? Post your reactions to Episode 1 here.

Project Runway Reunion and All Stars Party!

Good evening Project Runway fans! The show that never ends does not miss one beat this week as we get a double dose of PR fresh off of the finale. First up is the Season 12 reunion followed by the premiere of Season 3 of All Stars. It should be a night of drama and design and then some more drama. The BPR party crew is on hand to make your viewing experience more fun. Click on the comments to join the party!

Results In - You Were the Judge for Season 12 Finale

Our poll for Episode 14 - Project Runway Season finale - is closed. You agreed with judges and felt that Dom Streater deserved the win. Click here to see all of the results.

Check in with us tomorrow for our first poll for Project Runway All Stars Season 3!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bert Keeter at Tucson Fashion Week

Camerone Parker models the final look in Bert's Collection


Project Runway Season 9 designer, Bert Keeter,  presented a stunning collection of 19 looks on Saturday, October 19th at Tucson Fashion Week.

My husband and I drove down for the event and it was a gorgeous night in Tucson.  The event was outdoors at La Encantada and included, food, drinks, shopping, and of course, the runway.  

Bert's collection was the final show of the night and he was definitely the star of the evening.  

I had the chance to ask Bert how he was invited to the show and he told me that he met Camerone Parker and Mel Greenberg at Fashion Week El Paseo in March.

(He couldn't miss Camerone at the event because she was wearing the seat belt coat made by Korto Momolu in Season 5!)

They asked if he would be interested in the Tucson event and of course he was.

Bert's runway designs were impeccable and I asked if he did all of the work himself. 

"You can't move forward if you are making everything yourself," he explained.  (Great advice for designers just starting out...)  He does the draping, cutting and patternmaking and has expert sample makers and beaders finishing the garments.

Right now Bert is working on a line for the American Business Woman.  He promises to keep us posted.

I'm so glad we went!




Click here for a great interview from 3storymagazine.com.

Click here for more photos.

Click here to visit Bert's website.

Own a Piece of Project Runway History


The Season 12 Finale garments are available for your bids.

Right now Dom Streater's design (above) has the highest price.

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

A New Interview with Dom Streater


Project Runway Season 12 Champion, Dom Streater, celebrates her win - and is still working at Silk City Diner in Philly.

A highlight:

"I'm in this weird limbo where I still have to work my normal job, but people really know me," Streater said. "Right now, nobody's paying me to be famous." 

Click here for the full interview from Philly.com.

Monday, October 21, 2013

BPR Interview with Alexandria von Bromssen



Season 12 finalist, Alexandria von Bromssen talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: Heidi, Nina and Kerry all said that they wanted to wear your clothes, but they did not choose you for the win. I was surprised by that. Were you? 

AvB: To be honest, I considered Justin my competition. When he was dismissed, I thought I had a chance. I still believe that my collection was superior. 

 If I am honest I will say that I am very disappointed. My collection was tight. It fit perfectly. It was innovative. Marketable. All of the models backstage wanted my looks. The producers wanted my looks. Tim told me that Heidi tried on my pieces. 

 BPR: Heidi tried on your looks? We didn't see that. 

AvB: Yes, Tim told me that she loved it.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to see Alexandria's Finale Collection.

Alexandria's favorite look.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Season 12 Reunion and All-Star Premiere Preview Video



Tune in Thursday night at 8:00 for the Reunion and at 9:00 for the premiere of Project Runway All-Stars, Season 3.


Recapalooza!

And it's a wrap! The recappers bid farewell to Season 12:

Eric3000 finds a first...
Suzq breaks it all down...
Uncle Nick likes the pick...
Democracy Diva has no complaints...
Shannon was on Team Bradon...
Second City Style is faithful and true...
Mongie notices Justin's bow tie...
And Toyouke takes us home one last time.

Thank you recappers for another great season! As you well know, Project Runway never ends.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

BPR Interview with Dom Streater



Project Runway Season 12 Champion, Dom Streater, talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: What is the best part of the prize package? 

 DS: Definitely the trip to The Maldives. 

 BPR: Are you serious? 

 DS: I have not had a vacation in ten years. Of course money is great, but I am looking forward to just relaxing! I can not wait. 

 BPR: We have a reader question. Kenneth is wondering about the "D" pin that you wear. Is there a story behind it? 

 DS: There is a boutique in town called Verde and they sell collections from independent designers. I go in there just to look because I am always broke. Right before I left to film Project Runway, the first thing I saw when I walked in was the hot pink "D" and I thought I would be crazy not to get it.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to see Dom's Finale Collection.

Click here for her website.

Thanks Dom!

Poll - Finale Season 12 - Your Turn to be the Judge

1st: Alexandria
2nd: Bradon
3rd: Dom
4th: Justin
Click image for a larger view. Images courtesy of myLifetime.com
You've seen the designs on the runway at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and now it is your turn to be the judges. This week you are Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and Kerry Washington. It's time to tell us:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Reactions To The Season 12 Finale

We have a winner! Project Runway closes out Season 12 in dramatic fashion as a new chapion is crowned. What did you think of the collections and the results? Post your reactions to the Season 12 finale here.

BPR Live Party: Season 12 Finale

This is it Project Runway fans! Tonight we find out if Alexandrian von Bromssen, Justin LeBlanc, Bradon McDonald or Dom Streater walks away with the Season 12 crown. No reason to watch this alone, join us for our live party right here in the comments section. Who will be the Season 12 champ?

FashioNXT in Portland Features Seven Project Runway Designers

Portland's FashioNXT event featured five Project Runway designers on Saturday night, October 12th.

All photos Yin Yi Photography/Portland Monthly



Season 10 designer, Fabio Costa, opened the show.


All-Star Gordana Gehlhausen followed with a collection of gowns.


Season 9 designer, Josh Christensen, presented menswear as well as womenswear.


Season 7 Champion and All-Star, Seth Aaron Henderson, presented a capsule collection of three  whimsical looks. 


All-Star Michael Costello presented a collection of glamorous and romantic eventing gowns.


Earlier in the week, Season 9 designer, Becky Ross presented a colorful daywear collection.  Ross challenged herself to use what she had on hand to create most of her looks.


Season 11 Champion, (Portland's own!) Michelle Lesniak, presented her "Decay" collection on Friday night, October 11th.

Click here for more information and lots of photos from PortlandMonthlyMag.com.


Own a Piece of Project Runway History


Helen Castillo's finale collection is available for your bidding.

Right now, this look has the highest price.

Click here to see all of the auctions.

Greatest Tim Gunn Moments from Project Runway Season 12

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Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 13

Our poll for Episode 13 is closed.  You agreed with the judges and felt that Helen should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Photos courtesy of myLifetime.com

Results In - Who Should/Will Win Project Runway Season 12

The readers have voiced their opinions via our poll:

You felt that Dom Streater SHOULD win Project Runway Season 12 and that she also WILL win. Click here to see how you voted.

Check back with us tomorrow to cast your vote on the finale collections after seeing the garments on the runway tonight.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Season 12 Finale Guest Judge

Actress and celebrity fashion darling Kerry Washington joins Heidi, Nina and Zac tomorrow as guest judge for the Season 12 finale. BPR will be hosting it's usual live party as we watch Alexandria von Bromssen, Bradon McDonald, Dom Streater and Justin LeBlanc battle it out for the big prize. Are you excited?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meet Mondo!

Project Runway All Stars champ and Season 8 runner-up Mondo Guerra kicks off a nationwide tour today to celebrate the unveiling of his new "Mondo by See" line of fashion eyewear. Mondo is scheduled to make appearances at several SEE stores over the next two weeks.  Portions of the proceeds from sales of Mondo's eyewear line will go to benefit the amfAR foundation.

Click here for a list of the times and locations for Mondo's appearances.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Season 12 Should and Will Win Polls

It's your turn to tell us who you think SHOULD and WILL win Project Runway Season 12.


Project Runway Season 12 "Finale Part 2" Preview Video



Tune in Thursday night for the Finale!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

BPR Field Report: Austin Scarlett Bridal S/S 2014

Austin Scarlett presented his newest Bridal Collection today and BPR Field Reporter, Jennifer Mara, sends us this report - thanks Jen!

All photos:  Jennifer Mara



Today, Austin Scarlett presented his S/S 2014 Bridal collection in true Austin Scarlett form...

We enter the Campbell Apartment...in Grand Central Station. (Fabulous!)

We are greeted with a smile and a mimosa, entering a classic, one-of-a-kind, space. 

To the left five women stand tall with beautifully tailored wedding gowns, all different and stylistically unique. 


After a few minutes of appreciation, each model moved to a new place, creating an courteous air that felt special to be a part of.   There was plenty of room to appreciate each gown.



Jen and Austin!



Click here to continue.

Click here to visit Austin's website.

Recapalooza!


It's never too early for champagne for our recappers:

Eric3000 documents Tim's injury...
Gianni has a Fox news alert...
Uncle Nick was once a member of the final 5...
Suzq breaks down the decoy collections...
Democracy Diva loves a showstopper...
Shannon is not pleased with Heidi...
Mila knows about Nina and color...
Second City Style looks forward to the finale...
Joshua keeps the shears away from Helen...
Althea has a baby on board...
Mongie tells it like it is...
And Toyouke predicts that somebody wins next week.

Thank you recappers - next week is the finale!