Friday, November 29, 2013

Tim Talks Under The Gunn

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Happy Holiday weekend everyone! Team BPR is especially thankful for this amazing community of smart and funny Project Runway fans. We hope your Thanksgiving is filled with love and laughter.

Meanwhile, Tim Gunn speaks to LA Confidential about this curious new "Under The Gunn" show. He essentially confirms that this is a replacement for S13 due to Heidi's schedule. We're expecting normal Project Runway programming to return next summer.

Click here for the interview.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

There is Still TIme to Vote in our Episode 5 Poll


Did you agree with the judges last week?

Click here for our poll.  Thank you for voting!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Heidi Klum will Return to Judge "America's Got Talent" Season 9


Click here for more.

Ke$ha Wears a Michael Costello Gown at the AMAs


Project Runway All-Star designer, Michael Costello, designed this lovely gown worn by Ke$ha on the 2013 AMA Red Carpet.  

Own a Piece of Project Runway History


The "Partners in Crime" auctions are now underway.

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

Click here to see all of the episode 5 auctions and to place your bid.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Recapalooza!

Kiss, kiss, bang, bang:

Eric3000 is catching Bonnie and Clyde's fire...
Gianni is Designing Women...
Democracy Diva and the judges do not agree...
Shannon is confused...
And Toyouke watched a repeat.

The recappers get a week off - happy Thanksgiving!

Update:  Viktor Luna explains...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Poll - Episode 5 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos (Top, l-r): Christopher, Elena, Irina, and Seth Aaron
(Bottom, l-r): Viktor, Korto, Mychael, and Jeffry
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, Austin Scarlett, Isaac Mizrahi, Elie Tahari, and Bar Refaeli.

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 21, 2013

Reactions To Episode 5

The Project Runway All Stars paired up in a unique challenge that tested their design mettle. What did you think about the results? Post your reactions to Episode 5 here.

BPR Live Party: PRAS Episode 5

It's a crossover Thursday as A+E Networks mashes up their premiere of the Bonnie & Clyde miniseries with a Project Runway challenge. Teams of two are in order and you know there will be a menswear element as well. Design disasters await the All Stars and we are here to watch it all go down. Click on the comment tab to join the party!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 4

Our polls for Episode 4 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Irina Shabayeva deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You felt that Jeffrey should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 5 poll.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A New Interview with Season 12 Designer, Helen Castillo


NJ.com is featuring a new interview with designer Helen Castillo today.

A highlight: 

 The 26-year-old reached the final round of Season 12 of the reality TV show “Project Runway’’ this fall before being eliminated. But the offers are pouring in. 

“My inbox has been flooded with commissions and photo shoot offers for my gowns, for press, and publicity events,” said Castillo, who was doing freelance work with Reebok before joining the show’s cast.

Click here for the full interview.

Did You Agree with the Judges Last Week?



There is still time to participate in our episode 4 poll.

Click here to vote.

Own a Piece of Project Runway History


The "Keepin' it Classy" auction is off to a slow start - only one garment has a bid and the opening bid amount for the remaining garments has been reduced to $100.  All proceeds benefit Elementary School P.S. #212.

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

All Tim Gunn, All the Time



In addition to his new show "Under the Gunn," Tim is busy with several other projects - 

Tim is featured in Scholastic's math@work program - showing students how math is used in fashion design.  Click here for more.

Tim is working on a column about DC style for POLITICO magazine.

Click here for Tim's critique of the next possible presidential candidates.


Photo:  Disney Enterprises Inc.
He also continues to provide the voice of "Baileywick" on the new season of Sophia the First on Disney Junior.  Click here for more.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Episode 5, "Partners in Crime" Preview Video

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The 1930s and the 2013 miniseries "Bonnie & Clyde" inspire young modern fashions. The guest judges are designers Austin Scarlett and Elie Tahari, plus model Bar Refaeli.


Also, Alyssa Milano wears this...


Hello Austin Scarlett!

Project Runway All-Star, Althea Harper, Introduces "TurnItOn" Fitness Wear


Season 6 designer and All-Star, Althea Harper, has collaborated on a line of "Crossover" fitness wear for the gym and beyond.

Click here for details.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Recapalooza!

The recappers put a stop to this madness:

Eric3000 features Schwarzenegger and Dangerfield...
Gianni has Elena in the lead...
Democracy Diva is off her meds...
Shannon sees the double auf coming...
Second City Style sees it too...
And Toyouke tries to fake out the scrap bin.

Thanks recappers! Next week is a team challenge, imagine that!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

PRAS Episode 4 Auctions Benefit Elementary School P.S. 212


Right now, Christopher Palu's winning design has the highest bid.

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

PRAS Episode 4, "Keepin' it Classy" Online



Watch the full episode online here.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Poll - Episode 4 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos (Top, l-r): Christopher, Elena, Irina, and Jeffrey
(Bottom, l-r): Korto, Mychael, Seth Aaron, and 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, Gabourey Sidibie, and Michael Urie.

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 14, 2013

Reactions To PRAS Episode 4

The Project Runway All Star designers got schooled by the judges after a unique unconventional materials challenge. What did you think of the results? Post your reactions to episode 4 here.

BPR Live Party: PRAS Episode 4

The Project Runway All Star designer go back to school for tonight for their first unconventional materials challenge. It should be a color filled explosion of design and the BPR party crew is on hand to watch it all go down from the back of the class. Get your spit wads and paper airplanes out for another fun BPR party. Click on the comments to join the fun!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 3

Our polls for Episode 3 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Christopher Palu deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with judges and thought that Jeffrey should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 4 poll.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tim Gunn's New Show, "Under the Gunn," Premieres Jan. 16th


Our favorite Project Runway mentor, host and producer - Tim Gunn - is starring in a brand new reality show - "Under the Gunn."  

Nick Verreos, Mondo Guerra and Anya Ayoung-Chee will be tasked with guiding a group of up-and-coming designers through a series of challenges.

 The Emmy-award-winning Gunn will be "mentoring the mentors" in this show which will premiere on January 16, 2014 on Lifetime.

Click here for the full press release.

Click here for more information.

There is Still Time to Vote in our Episode 3 Poll



Did you agree with the judges last week?

Click here to vote.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Own a Piece of Project Runway History



The All-Stars episode 3 auctions are live.  

Right now Elena Slivnyak's design has the highest price.  

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

Project Runway All-Stars Guest Judges this Week: Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Urie


Everyone looks cold...
Unconventional materials scavenged from a classroom - should be fun!
 Tune in Thursday night at 9:00 for "Keepin' it Classy."

Monday, November 11, 2013

Episode 4, "Keepin' it Classy" Preview Video




Fashions are created from elementary-school items in an unconventional-materials challenge. The guest judges are actors Michael Urie and Gabourey Sidibe.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Recapalooza!


The recappers know what it means to be a fan:

Gianni is back in all his bloggy glory...
Eric3000 visits The Great Gatsby...
Democracy Diva loves to garnish...
Shannon prefers Kool-Aid...
Second City Style likes to kick it at the club...
And Toyouke wants to see PRAS previews, please.

Thank you die hard recappers, see you next week!

Friday, November 08, 2013

A New Interview with Georgina Chapman



Project Runway All-Stars Judge, Georgina Chapman, talks about her directorial debut, fashion,  motherhood, and our favorite show.

Click here for the full interview.

BPR Interview with Melissa Fleis



Project Runway Season 3 All-Star, Melissa Fleis, talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: What time of day did you visit the club? 

 MF: It was at night. 

 BPR: We were surprised that we didn't see Jay-Z or Beyonce or even any other customers. 

 MF: They closed the club so that we would be able to film privately. 

 BPR: Did you expect Jay-Z to show up as a judge? 

 MF: Yes, actually I did. I was surprised that no one from the club showed up to judge. 

 BPR: How was this experience different from the season 10 experience? 

 MF: It was a lot different. The entire concept was different for me. When you go in the first time, you don't know what to expect. It is definitely more magical. For all-stars, you already know some of the competitors. You already know what is going to happen. People arrive with new motives and tactics for the game. Yes, it is a lot different. 

 BPR: Did you miss Tim Gunn? 

 MF: Yes. definitely.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Melissa's website.

Thank you Melissa.

Project Runway All Star, Korto Momolu, Expecting Baby Cameron!



Korto is due in the Spring!  Congratulations!

Poll - Episode 3 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos (Top, l-r): Christopher, Elena , and Irina
 (Middle, l-r): Jeffrey, Korto, and Melissa
(Bottom, l-r): Mychael, Seth Aaron, and 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, Rebecca Minkoff, and Nate Berkus.

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 07, 2013

Reactions To PRAS Episode 3

The Project Runway All Star designers received a cocktail dress challenge tonight that was right in the wheel house for most. What did you think of the results? Post your reactions to Episode 3 here.

BPR Live Party: PRAS Episode 3

We're going clubbing tonight with the Project Runway All Stars as we visit Jay-Z's 40/40 joint. The designers will be tasked with creating cocktail dresses and we'll be here in our lounge passing judgement along the way. You have a free pass around the velvet ropes at Club BPR, simply click on the comment tab to join the party.

Tim Gunn's Apartment Featured in NYPost.com


Tim Gunn has done some redecorating since The Scarlett and I visited in 2009.

First, of course, is Tim's Emmy Award proudly displayed on the kitchen counter!

(It looks like the same refrigerator, though!)

Also, Tim left the powder room in it's original aubergine glory - just for fun - when he first moved in.  Now it features wallpaper, fashion sketches and Tim's favorite Project Runway photos!


Tim admits that he is an "interiors nut."  He recently designed a line of home textiles for InDecor which will hit the market in the spring of 2014.

Click here for the full tour of Tim's apartment.

Trivia:  Tim met his real estate agent, Caroline Bass, when she appeared in an episode of 

Also, click here for a wonderful interview with Tim that we missed while we were at Fashion Week!



Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 2

Our polls for Episode 2 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Irina Shabayeva deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also clashed with the judges and thought that Jeffrey should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 3 poll.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Monday, November 04, 2013

"Ten Questions" With Dom Streater


Project Runway Season 12 Champion, Dom Streater answers ten questions for NBC10 Philadelphia.

A highlight:  

What was the best advice you got from the judges and what did you win? 

The judges were a lot of fun. Heidi Klum shared with us to just have fun with fashion and make fashions that are fun to wear. I always kept that in mind when I was designing. (Dom won a prize package worth a half a million dollars, including $150,000 to begin her fashion collection and a 2014 Lexus, not bad). It was very hard to keep my win a secret. I would get asked all the time. I can’t tell you, I'd say, you have to watch to find out. At the same time, it was nice to keep people guessing. I could not talk to anybody. We didn’t have cell phones. The show was filmed in Manhattan at Parsons. It could have been in China.

Click here for the full article.

All Stars Episode 3, "Sip Into Something Sexier" Preview Video



Cocktails at a club owned by Jay Z inspire dresses. 

Guest judges: Nate Berkus and Rebecca Minkoff.

Thursday night at 9:00 on Lifetime.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Recapalooza!

Okay - I wasn't going to do this, but here I am doing it. PRASlooza coming at you:

If Eric3000 is in, then so am I...
Democracy Diva liked Viktor this week...
Shannon has her eye on Elena...
Second City Style is all in...
And our dear Toyouke is recapping PRAS, too.

Is that everyone? If you are recapping Project Runway All Stars, send us the link and we'll feature you here in our weekly looza roundup. See you next week!

Friday, November 01, 2013

Heidi Klum Halloween 2013


Yes, this is Heidi Klum!  

Click here for more from Heidi's Halloween Party.

BPR Interview with Daniel Esquivel



Project Runway All-Stars Season 3 designer, Daniel Esquivel, talks about his experience on the show.

A highlight:

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

 DE: I'm very grateful to be asked to do this. I had fun! 

 BPR: Our readers strongly disagree with your elimination. 

 DE: I did read your page because I like it and I appreciate that. At the end of the day, it is the judges' decision. Avant Garde could be just about anything and I just had fun. 

 BPR: We are also concerned about your recovery - tell us about your accident and how you are doing.

DE: Well, last Monday I was leaving a meeting and a driver hit my left rear wheel and my car actually flipped over. I have a concussion and whiplash and a cut on my leg, but I am recovering. I mean it is very uncomfortable, I can't sleep, but I am doing what the doctor tells me and honestly it could have been much worse. I am very grateful that it didn't hurt my sewing hand! 

 The EMTs and the firemen and everyone told me that when they see this, it is usually much worse. Laura, this really opened my eyes. It is a long road to recovery, but I have a new lease on life and I am very grateful to be alive.


Click here for the full interview.


Click here to visit Daniel's website.

Thank you Daniel!


Poll - Episode 2 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: Top (l-r) - Christopher, Daniel, Elena, Irina, and Jeffrey
 Bottom (l-r)- Korto, Melissa, Myckael, Seth Aaron, and 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, Anya Ayoung-Chee, and Jennifer Meyer.

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.