Monday, June 30, 2008

From The Mailbox

Click here for an interview with Christian Siriano in What's Up? Thanks Chris.

Click here to submit your questions for an upcoming interview with Tim Gunn in Time Magazine. Thanks Orli.

Click here to visit our Shear Genius blog and to read our exit interview with Oshun.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Click Here To Apply For Project Runway Season Six

Click here to download the application. Deadline is July 9th. Good luck designers!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

From The Mailbox

Laura Bennett and Mychael Knight unveiled new dress designs at the one-year anniversary celebration of alli. "Dress For Success" received a large donation. Click here and here for more.

Christian Siriano recently appeared at a charity event in Seattle.

Also from Seattle, the brand new Bossi and Ish Ky boutique is carrying Rami Kashou designs.

Don't miss Heidi Klum tonight on QVC. Click here for the schedule.

"Real World" producers, Bunim-Murray are in discussions with The Weinstein Co. about producing season six of Project Runway.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Casting for Season Six?

Amy alerted us to these ads that are running on Craigslist.

They are running in every market, even here in Phoenix.

Designers, please let us know if you follow up on this - thanks!

From The Mailbox

Tim Gunn is exasperated over that second button.

Here he describes why Heidi Klum always looks so great and offers some summer picks and pans.

Project Prom winner wears her custom-designed Jillian Lewis dress on the big night. Click here for more.

Iman returns as host of Project Runway Canada. Taping begins this summer in Ottawa.

Project Runway Australia premieres on July 7th.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Nick Verreos on Current

Click here and here for more from Nick.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

All Heidi - All The Time

Our friends at BellaSugar have posted a great interview with Heidi Klum. Click here to discover Heidi's beauty advice.

Click here for Heidi's style interview on Fabsugar.

Lilsugar has Heidi's parenting advice.

Meanwhile, Buzzsugar is running a poll to determine the favorite season of Project Runway so far.
I know which one was MY favorite...

Malan Breton on Australia's Next Top Model

Thanks Jason!


No Runway fans, it's not July 16 quite yet but we're dusting off the TGIW machine to celebrate the Season 2 premiere of Shear Genius. Tbone has crawled out from under his rock and will be hosting a party post tonight over at Blogging Shear Genius. All of you party animals can join the fun beginning at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Come say hello!

Meanwhile, look at Jaclyn Smith up there. She is apparently ageless, looking no different than she did 30 years ago. It's ridiculous. Also, don't miss this fabulous field report from Trish the Dish yesterday as she attended the Shear Genius Blowout event in Times Square.

Shear Genius will assume PR's traditional 10:00 p.m. Wednesday time slot and is expected to get a big lead-in boost when Season 5 kicks off three weeks from today. Yep, only three more weeks...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Project Runway at the Daytime Emmy Awards

Jack Mackenroth and Heather Tom looking cool and adorable on the red carpet.
This dress is now available for your bid at Clothes off our Backs.

"Days of Our Lives" star, Shelley Hennig looked stunning in this Nick Verreos design.

Nick also provided fashion commentary for Click here for more from Nick. Don't miss the video links!

From The Mailbox

Sweet P will be among the celebrity guests at the Studio City Fourth of July Fireworks Festival. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Click here for more photos of Malan Breton and Australia's Next Top Model Finalists. Courtesy of © Photorazzi, LLC

Click here for a charming video preview of the episode.

Model Search

Houston-area models, please note the open call on June 29th from 2:00 - 5:00 at Chloe Dao's boutique, Lot 8. For more info write to Patrick.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Video - The Fifth Season of Fabulous

The Season 5 promos are beginning for Project Runway. This one features the song You Made Me Like It by the band 1990's.

A bit over three weeks ... in case you're counting.

More Stylista!

Looking forward to this trainwreck?
Me too!

From The Mailbox

Congratulations again to Christian Siriano and Lisa Sole for their fabulous "Spread in Elle Magazine." The July issue is on the newsstands now. Click here for more. Thanks Lisa.

Click here for photos of Malan Breton with the finalists from Australia's Next Top Model. Thanks Jason.

Please check out our new site, Blogging Shear Genius (please take our poll!) The season two premiere is on Wednesday night.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Video - Rami Kashou on the TV Guide Channel

Project Runway Season Four finalist Rami Kashou talks with Daphne Brogdon and Lawrence Zarian, The Fashion Team from the TV Guide Channel.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Malan Breton on Australia's Next Top Model

Click here to watch a sneak peek of next week's episode of Australia's Next Top Model. The final three girls are modeling Malan Breton's designs at a retrospective of his work in NYC.

Trish's Field Report from EMc2

NYC-based field reporter, Trish O, was at Emmett McCarthy's Shoe Sale on Wednesday night. Here is her report. Thanks again Trish!
Well - a tough and demanding school year has come to an end and after all the work I put into it, I decided that my "sole needed some saving!" so I took a trip into New York City to Emmett McCarthy's "Who Will Save Your Sole?" shoe sale at his EMc2 boutique on Wednesday night! Every time I visit the store, the displays are so different and quite striking. This time the focus was of course - on the shoes!

Click here to continue.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Heather Tom at the Emmys

Here is Heather in her custom-designed Jack Mackenroth gown. What do you think?

Daytime Emmy Awards Presented Tonight!

The current issue of Star magazine (with Angelina on the cover) includes this feature about Jack Mackenroth and Heather Tom.

Check out the red carpet Emmy coverage to see Heather in the dress. Click here for more info.

Also, Nick Verreos will provide Red Carpet Style commentary for Be on the lookout for Heather, Nick!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

From The Mailbox

Could this be a Season Five designer?

Say hi to Blayne. Thanks Violet.

NYMag's The Cut has a new interview with Tim Gunn. Thanks Jill.

Auction Ends Today

Only a couple of hours remain on the A-List auctions. All proceeds go to UNICEF. Good luck everyone!

Project Runway Shines Light on L.A. Designers

Reports that Season Six will film partly in Los Angeles have brought mixed reactions. Devoted fans want nothing to change about their beloved show. Forward-thinkers are eager to see something fresh and new.

The truth is that there has always been a strong Los Angeles presence on Project Runway. Auditions are held there every season and there has been at least one Los Angeles designer in the finale of every season so far.

Variety has an interesting article about the personality of the Los Angeles fashion designer and how he or she might be perfectly suited for the reality show format.


Meanwhile, speaking of Los Angeles designers. Don't miss all of the great new material on Nick Verreos's blog.
Click here for a backstage look at the preparations for the A-List Awards Show...

and click here for a post about Nick, Zulema and the A-List afterparty.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More News

Project Runway has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award! More info here.

The court hearing on NBC/Universal's lawsuit against the Weinstein Co. has been delayed.

Tonight is the Summer Shoe Party at EMc2.

Kara Janx is holding a sample sale on Friday and Saturday. Click to enlarge the image above.

Project Runway Season Five News!

Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Harvey Weinstein at the Peabody Awards!

From The Mailbox

The Jay McCarroll documentary, Eleven Minutes received a rave review from Variety! Click here to see the schedule of future screenings including Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York.

There are only two days left to submit your entry to this contest. Send in a photo of yourself that portrays your true ferocity and tell Elle, in 250 words or less, why you are fierce, fabulous, and flawless enough to win. What sets you apart? What inspires you? How do you plan to leave your mark? The prize is this original Christian Siriano dress. Good luck!

Our own Tbone was on a conference call interviewing Jaclyn Smith and Kim Vo for Blogging Shear Genius. Click here to read a transcript. Among the gems revealed in the interview: A Charlie's Angels Challenge! We are very excited about the premiere of Shear Genius Season Two next week. And yes, Tbone admits to having a Farrah Fawcett poster on his bedroom wall....

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Heidi Celebrates!

Heidi Klum was joined by Austin Scarlett, Chris March, Christian Siriano, Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber at the Peabody Awards After Party. Read more here.

Kevin Christiana Designs for the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Kevin Christiana designed a gorgeous dress for Time Out New York and Yahoo! entertainment reporter Lauren Scala.

Click here for video of the design process as Kevin and Lauren visit Mood Fabrics and have a design consultation in Kevin's Studio.

Reality Worlds Collide

Tonight at 10 pm Eastern 'Flipping Out' Season Two premieres and in the first episode we meet 'New Chris.'

Who is New Chris and how is he related to Project Runway? New Chris is actually Chris Keslar, friend of BPR and brother to none other than Season Three designer Angela Keslar.

Chris had served as a 'field reporter' for us when Angela was at Macy's (click here). And he also joined Laura K. with Heather Ashton and Andrea Keller from Top Design (more colliding!) at a lunch at The Standard Hotel during casting of Season 4 of Project Runway (click here).

Just wanted to give Chris a shout-out on BPR and say that we can't wait to 'watch what happens' on the new season!

From The Mailbox

Looks like Heidi Klum has a new tattoo. Click here for more info.

Bravo's A-List Awards Show was a ratings success!

Let's check in with the Project Runway "All-Stars" auctions. Can you guess which dress will receive the highest bid?

Rami Kashou will be on TVGuide Channel's Fashion Team tonight. He will be showcasing five current looks from his collection along with his HSN design. Click here to check your local listings.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Project Runway at the Peabody Awards

The 67th Annual Peabody Awards luncheon was held today in New York City.

Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Tim Gunn and Harvey Weinstein joined "producers" and "other executives" in accepting the award.

Now that must have been awkward. Read more here.

Whoopi in Christian Siriano - Fug or Fab?

By the time I realized that I should post a poll about Whoopi Goldberg's Christian Siriano dress worn last night at the Tony Awards, I figured that I should check out The Fug Girls to see if the frock merited a mention. Yes, the gown was not only discussed but they also posted a far more clever poll than the one I had considered. So go vote over there - but, since they don't allow comments, tell us why you voted the way you did.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

What Will Whoopi Wear?

Tune in to the Tony Awards ceremony tonight to see the Christian Siriano design that Whoopi Goldberg is expected to wear.

Update: Click here to see the dress.

Here on the west coast we have a couple of hours until the show airs. I don't want to spoil things, so don't click if you want to be surprised!

Summer Shoe Party Wednesday at EMc2

Emmett McCarthy is having a shoe sale on Wednesday night. RSVP to (212) 431-4134. Sounds like fun!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Christian Siriano in Elle Magazine

Christian and Lisa are in the July issue of Elle magazine!
Click here for behind-the-scenes video!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Go Metro with Andrae Gonzalo

Los Angeles-based Field Reporter Christine Haynes covered the "Go Metro" dance performance for BPR. Thanks Christine!

Last Saturday I went to see Project Runway Season 2's Andrae Gonzalo perform Go Metro . . . at the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. The timing couldn't have been better, as my mom was in town for the long weekend, and she is a super Project Runway fan, so she was really excited to meet Andrae.

So off we went, and it was so great! Andrae, and a cast of about 6 others performed a series of really funny dance/performances all about the joys and pains of taking public transportation in LA. Afterwards, we went to meet Andrae, and he graciously posed for a photo with us. He was extremely genuine and sweet. And we met his mom, who we ended up sitting next to during the performance. She was lovely as well.

Heidi Wears Rami Kashou in Forbes

Who do you call when you want a dress fashioned out of money? If you're Heidi Klum, posing for the June 30 Forbes Magazine (on the newstands today), you don't hesitate to think of Project Runway Season 4 Finalist Rami Kashou. Rami tells us that he created the dress in two days and was on the set prepping the entire day of the shoot. You can also see Rami and the leggy supermodel in the table of contents.

UPDATE: The money was fake and purchased at Toys R Us! Fantastic!

Auction - Project Runway Designer Dresses and Sketches Featured on the A-List

You can now bid on dresses and sketches by Project Runway designers and also help the efforts of UNICEF in their Myanmar relief mission. Click here for all of the auctions which include garments by Nick Verreos, Malan Breton, Mychael Knight, Laura Bennett, Sweet P, Chris March, Alison Kelly and Daniel Franco.

BPR Podcast with Carmen Webber

Laura K. interviews the stunningly beautiful Carmen Webber of Project Runway Season 4. She talks about, among other topics, her modeling career and how she parlayed that experience to become a fashion designer and author.

Click here for the podcast. You can order Denim Mania and T-Shirt Makeovers. You can also visit her Sistahs of Harlem site for the very latest in Carmen Webber news.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

More About Project Runway Season Five

Besides the news that the show will premiere on July 16th and air at 9:00 PM, we have several more tidbits from today's press release.

First, Nina Garcia and Michael Kors will be back, along with Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum.

Nina is described as a "Fashion Expert" and no magazine or sponsor is mentioned.

There are sixteen designers.

Not much else...

Click here for the entire press release.

A-List Awards Tonight!

Red carpet coverage with Tim Gunn is scheduled for 8:30 - 9:00 and then Kathy Griffin's "My Life on the D-List" is at 9:00 and the A-List Awards Show is at 10:00.

Here is a little sampling:

It was really fun!

From The Mailbox

According to the always-accurate Page Six, Project Runway producers are in negotiations with Nicole Kidman. We'll watch what happens...

Meanwhile, Forbes magazine features an excellent article on Heidi Klum and her extraordinary business acumen.

It looks like Heidi will be shopping for a new apartment.

Christian Siriano has designed a t-shirt to benefit

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Project Runway Season 5 Premiere - July 16

It's official - Season 5 of Project Runway will premiere on July 16 at 9:00 Eastern.

From The Mailbox

Heidi Klum is on the cover of the July issue of Redbook magazine. Now I'm dying to learn the "One thing that is missing in her life..."

Attention Washington DC: Christian Siriano will be in town on Friday night. Click here for more information.

Gawker reports on what it takes to sign on as a magazine sponsor of Project Runway.

Click here for the take on the A-List Awards.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

From The Mailbox

Click here to watch the TV Guide Channel's coverage of the Red Carpet at Bravo's A-List Awards. Tim Gunn will provide fashion commentary on Thursday night.

Click here for a new interview with Nick Verreos in

Click here for more about Jack Mackenroth designing a gown for Heather Tom. I can't wait to see this!

Sweet P has a blog update.

More from the A-List Awards on After Elton.