Showing posts with label Exit Interview. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Exit Interview. Show all posts

Friday, September 13, 2013

BPR Interview with Jeremy Brandrick



Project Runway Season 12 designer, Jeremy Brandrick, talks about his experience on the show.

A highlight:


BPR: Which was your "alternative materials" piece, and what did you use to make it? 

JB: It was the penultimate piece. I used abalone in the bodice and the skirt was shower curtains. One was darker blue and then a clear one over. I was going for sort of a moonlit liquid look...

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to see Jeremy's Finale Collection.

Click here to visit his website.

Thank you Jeremy!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BPR Interview with Sue Waller



Project Runway Season 12 designer, Sue Waller, talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: Your designs are fabulous and very distinctive. Is this the first time you auditioned for the show?

SW: Yes. I was a bit insane to have gotten in like I did because I kind of decided last minute to try out. I hopped into a taxi and grabbed everything that I had left after I was robbed a few months ago...I was mugged and had everything stolen from me in the street....I showed up about 12 minutes before the end of the auditions. 

 All of the other designers were waiting with their rolling racks and they had already been through some initial screenings. Some of the girls said that they really liked my designs. I don't have a lot of interaction with other designers. I have been living and working in the south of France - very isolated - so I really appreciated that. 

Anyway, after we met the judges and had our interviews, at one point, someone said, "Sue, number 80, you are moving forward. The rest of you, thank you very much." I realized that some of them had tried out 3, 4, 5, or even 10 times. Some had created collections just for the casting.. I was very shocked that I was selected. 

 I realize that I did not fit into the usual mold. I was pretty much in the dark about what the show was about and how it worked. 

  Click here for the full interview.

Click here to see more of her designs.

Click here to visit Sue's website.

Thank you Sue!

Friday, March 08, 2013

BPR Interview with Benjamin Mach


Ben has been in Sydney and we were not able to talk on the phone last week, but he graciously e-mailed his responses - thank you Ben!

A highlight:

BPR: Was there anything that surprised you? 

 BM: Holly being so FRISKY surprised me! Did you see when she slapped Stan's butt?! Hilarious! You know the biggest surprise was Heidi's extreme turn around in her attitude towards me?!? She said i had constantly been in the bottom??!?, yet my NYC dress (Ep1) was highly commended, my flower dress had the "highest possible score" from Bette Midler and my Miranda Lambert dress had Nina claiming it was a "beautiful dress!" with all the judges gushing about it to Miss Lambert? So that really surprised me.. maybe the producers had a word in her ear??! Basically though, she contradicted herself. I could feel in my heart that something was not right during that judging.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Ben's website.

Thank you Ben!

Friday, December 14, 2012

BPR Interview with Casanova


Project Runway All-Star Designer, Casanova, talks about his experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: Did you know Emilio before appearing on All-Stars? 

 C: I had heard of him because during his season, so many people in every corner of Puerto Rico, people were telling me "Oh my gosh, Casanova, do you know Emilio, he is Dominican on Project Runway." Everyone in Puerto Rico loved Emilio and a Dominican is like a brother to a Puerto Rican. So I watched him on Youtube.

 I was very happy to meet him. We were very close. He was my roommate. We spoke the whole night in Spanish. He took care of me when I was sick. I was close to the designers in my season, but it was not the same as being able to speak with Emilio in my own language. 

 BPR: Are you still working with Ivy? 

 C: No. Before All Stars we were working on her collection and we finished. If she needs help for her next collection I hope she will call me.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Casanova's website.

Click here to vote for fan favorite.  (Casanova is currently in second place behind Anthony Ryan.)

Thank you Casanova!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

BPR Interview with Sonjia Williams


Project Runway Season 10 designer, Sonjia Williams, talks about her experience on the show.  

Thank you Sonjia!

A highlight:

BPR: Even though you were eliminated, you still got to show a collection at Fashion Week. Congratulations! 

 SW: Thank you. 

BPR: Of course we could tell right away that it was you. 



SW: Yes, the first look had the head wrap... 

BPR: That's a great signature for you. Have you always worn a head wrap? 

SW: Actually, it's kind of my "bad hair day" look. Sometimes I just like the way it will make my outfit look and if I don't have time to fix my hair, I can still look fun and funky. 

BPR: Is this the same collection you would have made if you were still in the competition? 

SW: Yes.  Whether they love or hate it, doesn't matter. Even when I was in the competition I never really wanted to make things that were safe and that what the judges wanted. I just wanted to make something that was really "me" and that is what I did for the finale. 

 BPR: Which is your favorite design in the collection? 



SW: Definitely my finale piece. It was short, it was long, had fringe in the middle...

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to see Sonjia's finale collection.

Click here for Sonjia's blog.

Click here for her etsy shop.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

BPR Interview with Jerell Scott

Project Runway All-Star designer, Jerell Scott, talks about his experience on the show.



A highlight: Jerell has recently launched a new collection called Haute Catastrophe - Jerell Scott for Everyday Consumption.

Click here to read the entire interview.

Thank you Jerell

Friday, August 12, 2011

BPR Interview with Fallene Wells


Project Runway season 9 designer, Fallene Wells talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight: Right now Fallene is working on the Forever Darling Fashion Show - a Denver Event scheduled for September 30th.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Thank you Fallene!

Friday, October 29, 2010

BPR Interview with Andy South



Project Runway season 8 finalist, Andy South talks to us about his experience on the show.

Highlights include:

Andy is staying in Hawaii for now and is already working on a new collection for production. He is also planning to do menswear.

Andy's runway music is from Ketsana.

Click here for the podcast.

Thank you Andy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

BPR Interview with Michael Costello

All photos: New York Magazine

I recorded a podcast with Michael Costello this morning, but had some trouble with the audio so I transcribed it for you. Michael was sweet and upbeat and had only nice things to say about his experience on Project Runway.

Click here to see Michael's finale collection.

Click here for the transcript.

These are two of Michael's favorite looks from his finale collection:




Thank you Michael!

Friday, October 08, 2010

BPR Podcast with Christopher Collins


Project Runway Season 8 designer, Christopher Collins talks about his experience on the Lifetime show.

A highlight: Christopher's designs are sold in Nieman Marcus in San Francisco and in boutiques across the country.

Click here for Christopher's website.

Click here for Christopher's Finale Collection.

Click here for the podcast.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

BPR Interview with Valerie Mayen



Project Runway Season 8 designer, Valerie Mayen talks about her experience on the show. Thank you Valerie!

LK: Hi Valerie, are you familiar with BPR?

VM: Of course! And didn't we meet at Piperlime?

LK: Thank you for remembering!

Our readers disagree with your elimination.

VM: A lot of people do...

LK: Val, I loved your finale collection, tell us about your inspiration.

VM: Thank you very much. I plan to move forward with that. I said that my inspiration was "Rainbow Brite and David Bowie had a love child." In Art School and when I worked as an illustrator, I always loved colors and shapes. I tried to bring a playfulness into my collection and I'm glad that you liked it. Stay tuned for more!

Click here to continue.

Friday, September 24, 2010

BPR Interview with Ivy Higa


Project Runway season 8 designer, Ivy Higa talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight - Ivy is designing the uniforms for Japonais Restaurants.

Click here to see Ivy's finale collection.

Click here for her website.

Click here for the podcast.

Thank you Ivy!

Click here for a Transcript of the Michael Drummond Podcast

Thank you Kenda!

Click here for the transcript.

Friday, September 17, 2010

BPR Interview with Michael Drummond



Project Runway season 8 designer Michael Drummond talks about his experience on the Lifetime show.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here to see Michael's Finale collection.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Transcript of Casanova Podcast


Great news, BPRs!

Kenda at PASS ME de REMOTE has transcribed Casanova's podcast for us.

This is a lot of work and we really appreciate it. Thank you Kenda!

Click here for the full transcript.

Monday, September 13, 2010

BPR Interview with Casanova



Project Runway season 8 designer, Casanova talks about his experience on the show.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here
for Casanova's Finale Collection.

Thank you Casanova!

Friday, September 03, 2010

BPR Interview with Peach Carr



Project Runway Season 8 designer, Peach Carr talks about her experience on the show.

A couple of highlights: Regarding last night's episode - Peach was surprised that Michael C won the challenge and thought that Mondo had the best design.

Peach did not overhear Michael C telling the voters at the showcase not to vote for Ivy...

And of course I could not resist asking her if Gretchen and Ivy were being "unfairly portrayed" as the "mean girls...."

Click here for the podcast.

Thank you Peach!

Friday, August 27, 2010

BPR Interview with AJ Thouvenot


Project Runway Season 8 designer AJ Thouvenot talks about his experience on the show. A highlight: AJ was "shocked" at Tim Gunn's take-down of Gretchen after his elimination.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for Trashbiscuit.

Thank you AJ!