Friday, October 31, 2014

BPR Interview with All-Star Designer, Patricia Michaels

Project Runway All-Star designer, Patricia Michaels, talks about her experience on the show.  

A highlight:

 BPR:  After you were eliminated and you were sequestered, what were you able to do?  Could you sew?  Shop?  Work on jewelry? 

PM:  Absolutely!  It was wonderful!  It was a sabbatical from heaven!  I went shopping for fabrics, and thrift shopping, I went to museums.  I went to the garment district to look at production facilities.  I could sew and work on jewelry and even check my email.  The Gotham West is lovely, there was a gym where we could work out.  I read and I wrote - I am working on two novels.  

There was a very important email that came in from the Smithsonian!  They were inviting me to receive an award.  It is the 20th anniversary of their National Museum of the American Indian.  They are presenting me with their Arts and Design Award at their 20th Anniversary Gala event.

So at that moment, when I saw the email, I realized that this is my journey.  I have to trust my gut and  honor those feelings.  There are better things for me ahead and this part of my journey is over.  

I am becoming a modern visionary for my culture, a representative of the traditional Native American artist.  I could not have come this far if I did not trust my feelings. 

Click here to read the entire interview.

Click here to learn more about the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and their 20th Anniversary Gala.

Click here to learn more about the Connected Warrior program.

Click here to visit Patricia's website.

Poll - Episode 1 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: Top - Team Uptown: Alexandra, Helen, Kate, Michelle, Patricia, Samantha, and Sonjia
 Bottom - Team Downtown: Benjamin, Chris, Dmitry, Fabio, Gunnar, Jay, and Justin
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 Ivanka Trump.

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 30, 2014

Reactions to the S13 Reunion and PRAS 4 Premiere

We had a double dose of project Runway tonight as the Season 13 designers convened for some drama rehash and the 4th season of All Stars kicked off. What did you think of both shows? Post your reactions here.

BPR Live Party: S13 Reunion/PRAS4 Premiere

Hey everyone - we are going to run with a party thread for Season 4 of Project Runway All Stars for those who will be watching. Tonight we get the pre game bonus of the Season 13 reunion. It's a dramalicious appetizer for the main show. Pull up a chair and join us!

Alyssa Milano Reveals What to Expect in Seaon 4 of Project Runway All-Stars


Host Alyssa Milano shares details from the new season of All-Stars.
(Pretty much all of it is also revealed in the promos so no spoilers!)

Alyssa filmed all the way through 8.5 months into her pregnancy.  There is no maternity challenge but guest judges Snooki and JWoww were also pregnant during their appearance.

Her favorite judge was actress Laverne Cox, and she says that Betsey Johnson was the "most fun."

There is a "Wicked" couture challenge, and Alyssa became ordained in order to perform an actual wedding for the "Marchesa bridesmaid challenge."  Now that is dedication!

Click here for the full interview from EW.com.

Nick Verreos at Macy's "Fashion Rocks!" in Houston


On Saturday, October 25, Project Runway Superstar, Nick Verreos, traveled to Houston to present Macy's "Fashion Rocks," to local fans.
 
Fans are lined up to meet Nick!
Nick appeared on the local morning news show before heading to the store.  Fans were treated to a fashion show, and meet-and-greet with Nick.   One lucky fan won a personal style consultation!

Nick's parents, Raquel and Jim Verreos, also attended the event!

Click here for more!

Results In - You Were the Judge for Season 13 Finale

Our poll for Episode 14 - Project Runway Season finale - is closed. You disagreed with judges and felt that Amanda Valentine 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 4!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

All-Stars Season 4 "Made in Manhattan" Sneak Peek





Don't miss the premiere Thursday night at 9:00!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BPR Interview with Amanda Valentine


Project Runway Season 13 designer, Amanda Valentine, talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: Do you think you had an advantage, as a returning designer? 

AV: I totally do. It would be silly for me to say that there isn't an advantage. The biggest advantage is that I could sort of relax and just focus on my designs. There is so much going on all around us. In the workroom there are four cameras and sound men and all sorts of things that can be very distracting. It's a huge operation. When you are experiencing that for the first time, it can be overwhelming. 

 BPR: What advice would you offer to future contestants? 

AV: I would say that I wanted everything I made to have my signature. I recognize what my strengths and weaknesses are.  I'm not Kini. I'm not Sean. I would say that my thing is my vibe. I So I tried to keep my vibe going through every look. I know my girl. 

BPR: It did not escape us that you were the designer (even in your previous season) who used fringe. 

AV: After I won twice with fringe, I said to myself, "Okay that's enough." I had to mourn the fringe. It was a little difficult because for the past few seasons, I have featured fringe in my collections. I'm mourning the loss but it's time to move on. 
 
Click here to read the entire interview.

Click here to see Amanda's collection.

Click here to shop online.

Thank you Amanda!




Recapalooza!

Project Runway crowned a new champion this week and the recappers have plenty to say about it:

Uncle Nick calls for more time...
Suzq is no fool...
Gianni has reached his whining quota...
Mila recalls her day at Bryant Park...
Althea will not belittle the competition...
Alexander thinks the right call was made...
Second City Style is pleased with the winner...
And Toyouke looks forward to the reunion.

Update:  Don't miss Fashion Nexus!

Thank you recappers for another great season of snark! See you for PRAS4?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Own a Piece of Project Runway History!

The Season 13 Finale garments are available for your bids.  

Right now Sean's beautiful white gown has the highest price.

All of the finale garments including the decoys are on the block.  

Click here to see them and to place your bids!

Friday, October 24, 2014

BPR Interview with Sean Kelly

Project Runway Season 13 Champion, Sean Kelly talks about his experience on the show and about his plans for the future.

A highlight:

BPR:  Did you watch the previous seasons of Project Runway?

SK:  Yes, going all the way back to season one actually.  I watched in New Zealand it was one of my favorite shows.  It's kind of surreal to find myself a contestant and now a winner!

BPR:  Going in to the finale, did you feel like the favorite?

SK:  No.  I felt that we all presented such different and strong collections that I didn't feel there was any "divide" between the designers.  I did not see that there was any clear winner.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to see Sean's Finale Collection.

Click here to visit his website.

Thank you Sean!

Poll - Finale Season 13 - Your Turn to be the Judge


1st: Amanda
2nd: Char
3rd: Kini
4th: Sean
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 Emmy Rossum. It's time to tell us:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Reactions To The Season 13 Finale

We have a winner! In what appeared to be a close decision, Project Runway crowned a new champion tonight. What did you think? Post your reactions to the Season 13 finale here.

BPR Party: Season 13 Finale!

This is it! The Season 13 finale has arrived at last as Charketa Glover, Sean Kelly, Amanda Valentine and Kini Zamora battle it out on the runway for the big prize. It's been a long road since July when we started out with 18 designers. Team BPR is here for all of the drama and design as we watch the finale together. Click on the comment tab to join the party!

Results In - Who Should/Will Win Season 13

The readers have voiced their opinions via our poll:


You felt that Kini Zamora SHOULD win Season 13 of Project Runway and that Sean Kelly 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.

 Image Courtesy of MyLifetime.com

Monday, October 20, 2014

Boston Field Report: Sam Donovan Collection

BPR ace field reporter Tina G. stayed out past her bedtime last week to catch the new collection from Under The Gunn favorite Sam Donovan at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. Nothing but raves from a pretty discerning eye:


Who is she and where is she going?  Tim Gunn might come to mind when you read this phrase, but it’s also a phrase that Sam Donovan, fashion designer and first runner-up on Lifetime’s Project Runway: Under the Gunn, draws from when designing clothing.  He stresses the importance of this phrase, especially for young designers.

Those of us who were lucky enough to attend Sam’s latest show also wanted to know How could we be her?  Sam’s show, a part of The Liberty Hotel Boston’s Fashionably Late series, included pants, tops, dresses and even a jumpsuit. Sam has a knack for designing fashionable items that women of any age can wear.

Click here to read the rest of our field report from Boston.

"Finale Part 2" Preview Video


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Recapalooza!

Finale, Part 1 recaps. Who's stylin' who?

Uncle Nick only sees one styling traveler up there...
Suzq has a theory...
Gianni is looking for a late Korina save...
Democracy Diva delivers an arbitrarily imposed recap...
Mila is everywhere these days...
Althea wishes she received a free trip to Rome...
Alexander wishes he knew the inspirations in advance...
Second City Style gives us all the best quotes...
And Toyouke wants to sue.

Thank you recappers. Almost home...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Season 13 - Should and Will Win Polls

It's your turn to tell us who you think SHOULD and WILL win Project Runway Season 13.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Reactions To Episode 13

Part 1 of the Season 13 finale found the final 4 designers taking a trip to Rome for inspiration. based on what we have seen so far, who has the best chance at New York fashion Week? Post you reactions to Episode 13 here.

BPR Party: Episode 13

Here we go Project Runway fans! Tonight kicks off the two part finale as our Final 4 head off to Rome to find inspiration for their finale collection. Does some twist await them? The BPR party team is here to watch all the drama and design with you. Click on the comment tab to join the fun!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 12

Our polls for Episode 12 are closed. You felt that Kini Zamora deserved the win this week. Click here to see the results. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Char should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our who should/will win polls. 

Photos courtesy of myLifetime.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nick's Tips for Best Western



Project Runway Superstar, Nick Verreos, offers packing tips for Best Western guests.  
Watch for these features during tomorrow's episode!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BPR Interview with Emily Payne

Project Runway Season 13 designer, Emily Payne, talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: Although you were eliminated, you still showed a collection at Fashion Week. Please tell us about your inspiration and process. 

EP: I took the look from the makeover challenge as inspiration. I work at Britex so it was easy for me to find some awesome fabric. The judges seemed to really respond to that one. It was really me.  I took the look and tried to make more wearable designs. 

BPR: Which was your favorite look? 

EP: The first one. 



Click here for the full interview.

Click here to see Emily's Finale Collection.

Click here to shop at Emily's etsy shop, Leathertongue.

Click here to shop at DevonRose.

Thank you Emily!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Austin Scarlett Bridal, Fall 2015



Project Runway All-Star, Austin Scarlett, presented his Fall 2015 Bridal collection and BPR Field Reporter, Jennifer Mara sends us this report.  Thanks Jen!


Sunday morning at Grand Central Station I'm excited and about to walk into the Austin Scarlett Bridal Show for Fall 2015. Austin knows elegant while also taking fun and comfort into consideration. An array of rotating models told me so as I watched them easily move with a grace and a personality that was illuminated by each dress. 

The dress presentation was in the clear style of a Scarlett show- with a great big nod to Gone With the Wind...his all time favorite. The first time Austin watched Gone With The Wind he was twelve years old and he watched it straight through, "so now that I am somewhat a part of it, -this is a dream come true for me and it's like coming full circle because it (Gone With the Wind) was my ultimate. That first time I watched it, I was like This. Is. It." 

BPR hearts Jen and Austin!

Click here to continue.

Episode 13, "Finale, Part 1," Preview Video




In Part 1 of the two-part Season 13 finale, the designers head to Rome with Tim Gunn for inspiration and to shop for fabric.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Recapalooza!

Recaps from Episode 12:

Uncle Nick
Suzq
Project Rubino
Democracy Diva
Fashion Nexus
Second City Style
Mila Hermanovski
Althea Harper
Alexander Pope
Toyouke
Amanda Fields on Afterbuzz TV

Thank you recappers, the finale starts next week!

Bert Keeter at Tucson Fashion Week Oct. 18

Project Runway Season 9 designer, Bert Keeter, talks about Tucson Fashion Week and his newest collection, KORE.

A highlight:

 BPR:  What is new for TFW this year?

BK:   It is always evolving.  This year we are holding the fashion show in a beautiful restored theater in downtown Tucson.  Also we are having a Project Runway Showcase featuring five Project Runway designers.

BPR:  How did you determine the designers that have been chosen for the Project Runway Showcase?

BK:  We were looking for great designers with strong fan bases.  All of these designers have been All-Stars, except for me...

BPR:  ...A serious oversight....

BK:  Peach creates modern separates and she is just a lot of fun to be around.  Mila is more edgy.  Daniel is very glamorous - he creates very special pieces, and Korto also creates very beautiful day-to-evening looks.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here for Bert's website.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Korto Momolu, Spring 2015, "Rebirth"




Project Runway All-Star, Korto Momolu presented her Spring 2015 collection, "Rebirth" at New York Fashion Week on Monday Sept. 8th.

She is also preparing for the "Project Runway Showcase" at Tucson Fashion Week on October 18th.

Korto sends her love to everyone at BPR and gave us an interview this morning.

A highlight:

BPR: Please tell us about your Spring 2015 collection. 

KM: The collection is called "Rebirth." As you know, I just had a baby, and I wanted to sort of start fresh. I was thinking about "my girl" and her journey. She not in college any more - she is growing up! So I thought about what she wanted to say and how she wanted to be perceived. 

 I kept my silhouette, but amped it up a little bit. The color palette is calm, smooth and soft. The baby blue of course represented my baby boy. There were a few shockers with the bright orange, but for the most part it was like a breeze - a calm summer breeze. 

BPR: How many looks did you present at NYFW? 

 KM: I did twenty-three. 

 BPR: Will you be showing these looks at TFW, or will we see new looks? 

KM: I will show this collection - hopefully all 23 looks. For those who can't get to New York Fashion Week, they will have the opportunity to see the collection in a calmer environment. 

Click here for the full interview.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tucson Fashion Week 2014 Featuriing Project Runway Designers

Peach Carr,  Mila Hermanovski,  Korto Momolu,  Daniel Esquivel and Bert Keeter are among the Project Runway designers showing their latest collections at Tucson Fashion Week.



Film Tucson Presents: Project Runway Showcase & Project Arizona on Saturday October 18th.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Poll - Episode 12 - Your Turn to be the Judge



Photos, Top (l-r): Amanda, Char, Emily, Kini, and Sean
Bottom: Amanda, Char, Emily, Kini, and Sean
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 Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Shay Mitchell.

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

Click here to tell us who should have been out.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Reactions To Episode 12

The Season 13 finalists have been chosen in dramatic fashion as the final five designers were tasked with making a losing look into a winner. What did you think of the challenge and results? Post your reactions to Episode 12 here.

BPR Party: Episode 12

It's crunch time for the final five designers tonight on Project Runway as they face one last challenge to determine who moves on to the finals. The BPR party crew is here to watch all of the drama and design unfold. All are welcome, simply click on the comment tab to join in!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 11

Our polls for Episode 11 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Kini Zamora deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also agreed with the judges and felt that Korina should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 12 poll.


Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Sam Donovan Presents "Fashionably Late" in Boston Oct 16

"Under the Gunn" finalist, designer Sam Donovan will present his "Fashionably Late" collection at The Liberty Hotel in Boston on October 16th.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Meet Nick Verreos at Beverly Center Macy's on Saturday, October 11th

Click here for details.

Malan Breton Named UCOF 2014 Fashion Icon of the Year

Congratulations to Malan Breton!  He will be honored on Wednesday night as the UCOF Academy's "2014 Fashion Icon of the Year."  

Click here for more information and to purchase Gala Tickets.

Actress Shay Mitchell is Guest Judge on this week's episode of Project Runway


Tune in Thursday night at 9:00 on Lifetime.

Episode 12, "Fashion Week: Who's In & Who's Out?" Preview Video



The remaining designers are challenged to "Make it Work" by creating a winning design from a losing garment.  Actress Shay Mitchell is guest judge.

Tim Gunn in Rhode Island



Project Runway's Tim Gunn spoke at The University of Rhode Island on Sunday.

 A highlight:   

On Vogue magazine: "I'm perfectly willing to say it's fashion's mental hospital and everyone should be wearing straitjackets."

 Click here for more.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

Poll - Episode 11 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Top (l-r):Amanda, Kini/Amanda, and Kini
Middle (l-r): Sean, Char/Sean, Char, and Char
Bottom (l-r): Emily, Korina/Emily, Korina, and Korina
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 Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and Christian Siriano.

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 02, 2014

Reactions To Episode 11

Team challenges always bring about drama on Project Runway. With the designer numbers dwindling, the pressure was even more intense tonight. What did you think of the challenge and results? Post your reactions to Episode 11 here.

BPR Live Party: Episode 11

Okay BPR party people, we are pairing up tonight and shopping for source material as we watch another new episode of Project Runway together. It's getting to be crunch time. Click on the comment tab to join the fun!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 10

 Our polls for Episode 10 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Kini Zamora deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with the judges and felt that Char should have been the out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 11 poll.