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
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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 PremiereWe had a double dose of Project Runway tonight as th

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

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!


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
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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: