Sunday, August 31, 2008

Project Runway Australia - Episode 8

Thank you once again to kimmikimmileon for uploading these episodes to Youtube.

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Unsung Beauty

One of the other winners among the Saturn crowd were the pants created by Terri Stevens. This girl can whip up a pair in no time and these were very well done. There was serious discussion amongst the Saturn hoi polloi about how these could be marketed. The guys thought they could be made into motorcycle pants. The finish was amazing given the time constraints and I loved the detail at the top.

The contrast between the front and back of the pant was really cool.

Unfortunately, I failed to get a picture of her top, but this look could have easily been chosen for the Top 3. There was another design that I thought was of little interest while watching the show, but in person ended up being surprisingly chic and beautiful.

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Fashion Legend Diane von Furstenberg

Meeting a Legend

Saturday, August 30, 2008

More From The Saturn Closet

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You want to know something shocking? Saturn is populated with a bunch of geeky gearheads, some of whom have never watched Project Runway. I know, this is hard to fathom. But one thing is certain, even if you don't know Suede from Stella, when you walk by Korto Momulu's amazing seatbelt coat you absolutely stop dead in your tracks.

Lisa Gilpin and I lugged this coat out of the file room closet and everyone within eyeshot began oohing and aahing. To answer a reader question, the coat was unlined. Given the time restraint of the challenge, I wasn't surprised.

Like Rachel Zoe, many proclaimed that they could easily wear it out the door. That's until you actually try to lift this thing. It weighs 30 pounds! Honestly, I don't know how Korto's model Katrina managed to walk this down the runway without falling over face first.

See this look on her face:

That's not the face of high fashion. That's a face in pain!

Click here for more as Tbone heads back into the closet to check out Stella and Suede's designs.

Tbone In Momolu

Oh no, he di'int.



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I know, I know. Many apologies for the lateness of the 'looza. I had a little unplanned adventure to attend to yesterday. Here we go:

Uncle Nick is on fire, getting all kinds of things off his hairy chest...
Eric3000 has one face and unlimited patterns...
Lorraine's NOM has become her MAB...
Elisa calls it the best episode this season...
Elise is just a softy at heart....
AJ is an old-school BeePeR...
Jordan Baker's poll fromlast week is hilarious...
Miz Shoes is in rare form...
Dining and dancing with RJ Flamingo...
The Grits to Glitz girls are thrilled at Leanne's win...
Maisy assigns an automobile to each design...
Here are the weekly memorable quotes from SCS...
Brian Orloff at People checks inagin this week...
We agree with Elizabeth, it was like a completely different series...
Appropriately, Cliffie wrote his recap in a car...
Blayne's real life boss talks about Blayne!
Leanne makes a big move on Captain Mal's list...
Dodi loved this challenge...
Green Owl actually liked Keith's outfit...
Toyouke has all the details...
Suarez is a newbie, give his some love...

ETA: The Minx!

That should keep you busy for a while. If you have a recap to share, send us the link. Thanks everyone!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Tbone's Big Adventure

So there I was toiling away in the BPR workroom (aka lounging about at home in my pajamas) when the batphone rings. "Hey Tbone, this is Lisa Gilpin from Saturn. You will not believe what I have here in front of me." Hmmmm. "This better be good Gilpin, I'm really, really busy", I say rolling off my couch.

"I have all 10 designs from this week's challenge!" GET OUT! "Wanna come down and see them?" GET OUT!!!

Now, living in Detroit rarely offers any advantage when it comes to being a Project Runway fan. How long I have envied everyone who is a mere subway ride away from designer appearances, EMC2, the Atlas, Mood, Parsons and the Times Square Red Lobster. No way I was going to pass this chance up.

"Don't move Gilpin, I'm on my way." I couldn't wait to see what turned out to be the strongest collective design work all season in person. As I drove downtown, questions began racing through my head - How much did Korto's coat weigh? How in the world did Suede assemble that top? How did Kenley attach that little filter skirt? And maybe most importantly:

Can I get past security at GM World Headquarters in my jammies?

Click here to continue reading about Tbone's Big Adventure...

Reality Worlds Collide

The Minx and I ran into Shear Genius Season Two Stylists Glenn Mitchell and Gail Soifer at Emmett McCarthy's boutique on Thursday. They graciously posed for photos in Emmett's designs. These girls are gorgeous aren't they?

Of course we each bought a pair of shoes... read more here.

We also enjoyed a delicious meal at Harold Dieterle's Perilla restaurant. The Top Chef winner was a little shy, but the food was delicious. Malan Breton and Amanda Fields joined us for an early dinner on Wednesday. Red more about our meal here.

Reality Worlds also Colliding in Houston... Robert Reid, interior designer competing on season two of Top Design is working on Chloe Dao's home. Click here for the story. Top Design premieres next Wednesday night at 10:00 - after Project Runway. I've watched the first episode of the new series and I found the designers and the new host, India Hicks, to be very compelling.

Keith Bryce on

BPR Podcast with Keith Bryce

The Scarlett talks with Project Runway Season 5 designer Keith Bryce who talks about his win in the 'Welcome to the Jungle' episode, his favorite tattoo and his Filthy Gorgeous line of fashion. Be sure to sign up for his mailing list to receive updates when his next collection launches.

Click here for the podcast.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

From The Mailbox

Jack Mackenroth and Kevin Christiana have collaborated on a design for Vibrant Rioja Wines that will be seen in the tents at Bryant Park during Fashion Week...

The New York Times has an excellent feature on Michael Kors where he touches on when te times weren't so good...

Jennifer Aniston looks too desperate, Miley Cyrus is too tarty, Cindy McCain looks duct-taped, and Katie Holmes baggy jeans are a move backward. Tim Gunn is on a roll this week!

Keith Bryce
tells People that the car challenge was like torture...

Nina Garcia talks about her new book "The One Hundred" with fashion Wire Daily and gives New York Mag a Hillary vs. Michelle Obama take...

We love hearing from the models - here's an interview with Daniel's model Elena Abete...

Season 6 news: looks like Bunnim/Murray may have found a home for the new designers...

Heidi Klum designed a T-shirt for the upcoming US Open using her daughters crayons! Very cute.

The Recap of the Manolo

The Manolo has a favorite:

Korto is clearly the most original and unexpected of all of the designers. Her choices are not always those of the Manolo, but they are emphatically her own, and they are emphatically original. She deserves to be in the final three, although whether or not the judges see it that way is the different matter.

Click here for the whole thing.

Congratulations, Leanne

This challenge was about innovation and thought. The cocktail dress you created was sculptural and your play with proportion was inspired. Using the lines and shapes of the seat covers was a risk but by using artful construction, you created a beautiful waistline rather than the appearance of a bulky hip. You saw that others were using seatbelts so you avoided using them as a strap and you fashioned a perfectly placed fringed embellishment that softened the hard edge of the vinyl. But your greatest achievement may have been that you nearly rendered Rachel Zoe speechless - she was "blown away" and told you that you could "go straight to Paris with this" and that it was flawless. Bellissima, Leanne!

This post is only for positive words for Leanne Marshall or her work. If you have anything to say about other designers or the challenge, please click here.

BPR Love for Keith Bryce

You took the judges' comments to heart this week and veered outside your aesthetic. Instead of deconstructing, you aimed for a sleeker, more body-conscious silhouette. You should be applauded for the attempt and results looked very ready-to-wear. Your win in the 'Welcome to the Jungle' episode revealed how well you collaborate with another designer and your skill in selling a look to a celebrity client. That dress was a stunning achievement and is set to appear on network television worn by a fashion icon. This was an excellent showing, Keith, and you should be very proud of your efforts.

This post is only for positive words for Keith Bryce or his work. If you have anything else to say about other designers or this challenge, click here.

Poll - Episode 7 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: (top, l-r) Blayne, Jerell, Joe, Keith and Kenley
(bottom, l-r) Korto, Leanne, Stella, Suede and Terri
Photos courtesy of Bravo. 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, Michael Kors, Season 3 Finalist Laura Bennett and Rachel Zoe.

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

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been auf'd.

Kindly email your podcast questions for Keith to Team BPR by 10:00 Eastern.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reactions To Episode 7

Parsons was turned into an auto lab tonight as the designers were tasked with yet another alternative materials challenge. Laura Bennett made her debut on judges row as another designer hits the road. Post your reactions to Episode 7 here.

Episode 7 Party!

Welcome race fans to the BPR Speedway Lounge! The snark will be flying fast and furious tonight, so strap yourself in - it should be a wild ride. All are welcome to join fellow friends and fans in the BPR party room as we watch Episode 7: "Fashion That Drives You" together. Who will take the checkered flag? It's party time!

BPR Live Play-By-Play: Episode 7

BPR welcomes in long-time commenter and friend Marcia aka "Tropical Chrome" for live play-by-play coverage of Episode 7. If you are out on the road and stuck without Bravo or a West Coaster who just can't wait to see who is in and auf, TC will share all of the action and drama right here as Project Runway broadcasts live.

Comments under this thread are for you to read and Tropical Chrome to post. If you have something to say, see the party post above!

The Waiting Room

As we while away the hours in anticipation of Episode 7, some news to chew on:

Alan Gratz has traded in his crystal ball for a new model as he makes his picks for Episode 7...

Tim Gunn peddling Tide? Believe it...

Andy Denhart has a must-read piece at MSNBC that makes the case for Runway's move to LA and echoes many of our feelings about Season 5...

Project Catwalk fans are in mourning, the show has been given the axe!

Hey, we want to come over to Suede's viewing parties, too...

We're only one week away from the premiere of Top Design 2! Linda Merill has it all covered and more over at Blogging Top Design...

And finally a reminder that this is your last chance to get in on the Episode 6 drag queen outfits that are up for auction. Net proceeds go to benefit the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS organization. Very cool.


So, what secret is Tim hiding behind the garage door at 142 W. 31st Street? Team BPR is all revved up to find out as we await Episode 7: "Fashion That Drives You", featuring the return of one of our favorite Season 3 designers.

We are down to the final 10 designers and with only 3 elimination challenges remaining before the filming of the finale, something has to give. Here's what featured on the showroom floor at BPR tonight:
  • Tbone is playing hooky again this week but has superstar commenter "Tropical Chrome" filling in tonight on the live play-by-play. If you are without Bravo, this is the place for you!
  • The BPR party room opens at 8:00 p.m. ET. Join fans from across the globe at the best Project Runway party around.
  • Let us know what you thought about the ins and aufs of Episode 7 in our weekly reactions thread,posted as soon as Episode 7 ends.
  • Don't forget about tonight's big Shear Genius finale. We need your help choosing the winner in our Horible Hair Story Contest. The Minx is on top of the finale over at Blogging Shear Genius.


Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 6

Our polls for Episode 6 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Joe Faris deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You again concurred with the judges and felt that Daniel should have been the 'auf.' Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 7 poll.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Extra BPR Love for Wesley Nault

A Note From Daniel Feld -

...I wanted to take the time and thank you for the kind words you posted in your blog about me once I was eliminated. It is really nice see a blog that consistently remains positive....

I also regret to inform you that Wesley's grandfather passed away this past weekend. He was extremely close and this has been an emotional time for him. I would like to know if it would be at all possible to create a spot on your blog for him where his fans could ... write a few kind words to his loss. This would mean the world to him and I know he would be so grateful if you could help. The funeral is this Wednesday and I just wanted to support him in any way I could. I love him so much!!!

Please leave your words of support and encouragement to Wesley Nault in this sad time.

Nina Garcia Book Tour

Click here to watch a video of Nina Garcia on "Good Morning America." Nina is promoting her new book, The One Hundred.

In this article from the New York Daily News, Nina reveals her "Top Ten."

Attention NYC: Tonight at 7:00, Nina will be reading from her new book at the Barnes and Noble bookstore 97 Warren St. Click here for more information.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 27th) Nina will be at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Shoe Department from 2:00 - 4:00. Anyone purchasing a full-price pair of shoes will receive a complimentary copy of the new book.

Click here to buy 'The One Hundred' online.

From The Mailbox

Look for this Rami Kashou design on Heidi Klum tomorrow night!

The Maneater Threads blog has a story about Rami's show in Puerto Rico.

Nick Verreos is busy preparing for his show in The Bahamas. Here is more about Islands of the World Fashion Week. Anyone available to cover this for BPR?

Chris P offers his predictions for tomorrow night's show.

Nancy T interviewed Kara Saun on the set of the Season Finale of "America's Best Dance Crew." Click here to listen. Thanks Nancy!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Episode Seven Preview Videos

Let the speculation begin!

From The Mailbox

Here is a great video interview with Daniel Feld from TVGuide. Thanks Robyn.

Lifetime is adding a new reality show to its schedule. Blush is a competition for make-up artists. I'm wondering if the "Models of the Runway" show is still in the works.....

There is still time to vote in our episode six poll. So far, it looks like you are agreeing with the judges.

There is also still time to bid on the Episode Six garments. Good luck BPRs.

Malan Breton has generously donated tickets to his September fashion week show to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Click here to bid.
Click here for more information.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Easy Episode Six Trivia

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1. What is the correct spelling of the name of Daniel's model?
2. Who is shown making coffee at the beginning off this episode?
3. Which model did Keith choose?
4. Who explains that "Drag is smoke and mirrors?"
5. What does it say on Blayne's t-shirt?
6. Blayne and Jerell are both seen wearing a neon green cap. What does it say on the cap?
7. Who is the first designer that Tim Gunn is shown introducing to Chris March?
8. Who describes her process as "making paper airplanes?"
9. Who is the first designer in the door of the workroom?
10. What color is the lining of Hedda's outfit?
11. Who has to "sidestep" through the door?
12. What is the exact name of the charity that will benefit from the auction of these garments?
13. What is the name of Jerell's model?
14. Whose design caused "the drag" in RuPaul to come out?
15. What is Sweetie's bra size?
16. Whose design really "fit the frequency" of the model?
17. Whose outfit was "random and unpolished?"
18. Who was the first designer shown hugging Daniel backstage?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Uncle Nick's Recap

This certainly isn't the first time at the drag queen rodeo for Nick Verreos:

Now, of course, as a gay man who has been "in the scene" and a follower/fan of the fabulous world of Drag Queens, I was familiar with these ladies. But all I kept thinking was what were the reactions of all those Midwest Project Runway viewers (and their 15 year old daughters), when these Drag Queens--and their play-on-words names--were shown to America? For a whole lot of them, this was probably their first lesson in Drag 101. Good for Bravo and Project Runway I say!

Click here for the whole thing.

Project Runway Philippines - Episode 4

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to begin.
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Friday, August 22, 2008


The recappers were giddy with all the material to work with this week:

David Dustalicious delivers as always...
The Minx is not alone thinking Terri should have won...
The Stunway girls make us laugh every week...
Eric3000 recapped on DayQuil...
Lorraine: "a Valkyrie of gigantic prpoprtion"...
MizShoes sees Tim as a drag Mary Poppins...
Elise had a special commenter on her recap last week...
The Podcasters: Grits to Glitz and epilonius...
Jordan Baker and the Tale of the Lost Daniel...
Maisy Fernandez: special haiku edition...
Elizabeth wants Chris March back...
RJ Flamingo shares her musings...
Captain Mal has them ranked 1-10...
Toyouke rounds it out...
ETA: Cliffieland is offering free Van Halen tickets...

Thank you recappers! Have a recap to share? Email Team BPR to join the fun.

Runway Recap With Chris March

The Recap of the Manolo

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The Manolo was very well pleased:

Manolo says, ayyyy! Drag queens and Project Runway! Two great tastes that taste great together, like sequins and neon green feather boas! Like Mediterranean accents and fashion blogging! Like existential despair and bargain vodka!

Click here for the whole thing.

BPR Podcast with Daniel Feld

Laura K. talks with Season 5 designer Daniel Feld about his experiences on Project Runway and his plans to collaborate with Wesley Nault.

Click here for the podcast.

Friday Mail

Click here
for Jack Mackenroth's recap of "Good Queen Fun" for Us Magazine. Jack designed the costumes in the photo above. has posted an article about Kenley Collins. Thanks Glenn.

Suede, Stella Zotis, Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault were all spotted at the Vlada Lounge in Hell's Kitchen. It looks like they headed there directly "After The Sew." I always get a kick out of learning which designers remain friends. Many have mentioned Stella as someone they keep in touch with.

Click here for the People Magazine exit interview with Daniel Feld.

Are you stuck in a college dorm without Bravo for the rest of the semester? Maybe traveling in another country? Have no fear. Neolimmik83 is uploading season five to YouTube. It's great to be able to re-watch an episode from your desk at work too... especially on a Friday.

Attention Top Chef fans - CJ Jacobson will be on hand at "Highbrow BBQ" in NYC tomorrow. Check Blogging Top Chef for more information.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

From The Mailbox

Here is a video interview of Wesley Nault and Daniel Feld from the New York Post.

When I interviewed Daniel this morning he told me that even though he didn't win Project Runway, he still "won the prize." Adorable. You'll hear that and more in our BPR podcast tomorrow.

Click here for Tim's Take.

Brian's recap on AfterElton includes the famous Keithometer. Not much Keithage in last night's episode...

Click here for the MTV recap.

Second City Style presents the most memorable quotes from last night's episode.

Click here
for the recap.

The Detroit Free Press
reports on their local designer. (Hi Julie!)

Sweet P is reporting on celebrity fashion for Celebuzz. Catch up with all of Sweet P's news here.

Congratulations, Joe

This week was all about big as evidenced first by that silhouette behind the 'Project Runway' scrim. BIG(!) personalities, BIG(!) statements and BIG(!) 'girls' all figured into the mix. Listening to your client seems like a little thing when you're dealing with jumbo feathers and mega-sequins and enormous falsies. You took a huge risk by giving your queen a catsuit but you listened to her concerns about looking too Elvis in a jumpsuit. By transforming your girl's neckline to a sailor collar you took the look instead to Presley's 'Viva Las Vegas' co-star channeling Ann-Margaret sex kitten all the way. The sly addition of the little nautical hat emphasized the larger-than-life persona of Varla Jean Merman while the lifesaver belt concealed her 'accessories.' Ahoy! This was over-the-top fun and Miss Merman obviously adored how she looked on the catwalk. Well done, Joe!

This post is only for positive words for Joe Faris or his work. If you have anything to say about other designers or the challenge, please click here.

BPR Love for Daniel Feld

You emerged early on as a BPR favorite and our readers saw you as being in the final three with your high-end and elegant aesthetic. Clearly we saw your point-of-view as you crafted flattering, exquisite cocktail and evening looks each week. You could tell on the runway that everyone, including your gal this week, enjoyed wearing your garments; Annida looked glamorous and feminine and oh how she knew it! The gown you created in this outing was wearable, impeccably executed, well-fit and pretty - it just wasn't drag. One usually aspires on Project Runway to avoid over-the-top and so you tripped by instead aiming toward beautiful. Not a bad way to go out. Daniel, you will be missed!

This post is for positive words for Daniel Feld or for his fashions. If you have something to say about another designer or the challenge, please click here for our Reactions post.

Poll - Episode 6 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: 1. Blayne 2. Daniel 3. Jerell 4. Joe 5. Keith 6. Kenley 7. Korto 8. Leanne 9. Stella 10. Suede 11. Terri
Photos courtesy of Bravo. 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, Michael Kors and RuPaul.

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

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been auf'd.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Reactions To Episode 6

The most fabulous show in Project Runway history? It certainly was entertaining. Post your reactions to Episode 6 here.

Episode 6 Party!

Has your life been a bit of a drag? Well then, we have a special show for you tonight in the BPR party room. Join fellow Project Runway fans from across the globe as we celebrate Episode 6. We're featuring floats, parades, sass and snark. Come on in, the party room is open!

BPR Live Play-By-Play: Episode 6

Tbone is back for live play-by-play coverage of Project Runway Season 5, Episode 6: "Good Queen Fun". For those of you without Bravo this evening, Tbone will let you know the ins and aufs as the 12 remaining designers continue their battle for a coveted spot in the Bryant Park tents. Comments under this thead are for you to read and Tbone to post. Have something to say? Join the party above!

While We Wait

Missing Tim Gunn's podcasts? Composer Jeffrey Lependorf has stepped in to fill the void. Presenting Tim Gunn's Podcast (a reality chamber opera) now playing at New York's Fringe Festival. Time Out New York gives it four stars! This is the kind of stuff that makes us pine to live in the Big Apple...

Around the blogging horn: don't miss Laura K's Horrible Hair Story at Blogging Shear Genius; Linda Merrill has been hosting a Season 1 reunion with some of our favorite designers at Blogging Top Design, and our very own Nancy T. will be at the live finale of America's Best Dance Crew!

That juicy New York Mag piece on Nina Garcia and Anne Slowey continues to make waves. WWD digs a little deeper...

And our favorite Runway Swami Alan Gratz has looked into his crystal ball to come up with his weekly fearless prediction. He's really outdone himself this week so make sure to check it out. Alan has a great track record going this season, think he's right this time?


So, are you ready for a little Good Queen Fun? Tim thinks it will be "the most fabulous show in the history of Project Runway". Well, we'll have to wait to see about that but this is certainly one episode where a float in a parade might be a good thing. It promises to be great fun. Here's the BPR lineup tonight:
  • Tbone has returned from the desert (literally) and will be back in the play-by-play booth for live coverage of Episode 6 beginning at 9:00 p.m.
  • There's no Michael Phelps tonight so why not join your fellow Runway fans in the BPR party room? Doors open at 8:00 p.m., no cover.
  • Stop back in after the episode and let us know what you think in our weekly Reactions post.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 5

Our polls for Episode 5 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Jerell Scott deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with the judges and thought that Blayne should have been the 'auf.' Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 6 poll.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Project Runway Australia - Episode 7

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Click here to see the guest judge wearing the winning garment...

Rami Kashou Update

I hope all is very well.. I just got back from Puerto Rico where I was fortunate to show at a breathtaking Saint Regis resort called Bahia Beach. I presented a variety of my looks on the runway, 26 total, and then followed with a very successful trunk show. All the city's socialites were there 200 people total. I also did a great deal of press.


Click here
for more (in Spanish!) Scroll down about halfway to watch a video interview with Rami. He sounds great in any language...

Click on the "colleccion" link underneath to watch a video of the fashion show.

Thanks Rami!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Episode Six Preview Videos

Project Runway Philippines - Episode 3

Click here for Part 1.
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From The Mailbox

There is still time to vote in our episode five poll.

After appearing on Project Runway, Kelli Martin's business is booming.

NYMag has posted a fabulous article about Nina Garcia, Anne Slowey, Elle Magazine and Reality Television. Personally, I can not wait for "Sylista." Thanks Jill.

NYMag also reports that Christian Siriano is designing a line for mothers-to-be. Check out the website at Moody Mamas!

Christian was in Baltimore on Saturday for the "Drive to Thrive" event. Click here for more.

Lauren Zalaznick is at The Olympics!

Amanda's Take - Episode Five

From Miss Fields to Miss Shields

The first team challenge of Season 5 means that they are only using half of the models this episode. It's always interesting to see who they choose! You know the designers wanted a model who could exemplify what Lipstick Jungle and Brooke Shields are all about. It needs to be said that sometimes there are pairs who have two great models and they have to just pick one, and there might have been teams who had two just okay models and had to choose one who was just slightly better than the other. Every time there was a team challenge in my season I was picked as the model! :)

I have only seen the pilot for "Lipstick Jungle" and I was not a fan of the show. However, I might watch to see the outfit, which will be more entertaining than some of the actors! I do love Brooke Shields though.

Shannone, Nicole and Polina represented their designers well on the runway and seemed to be having fun wearing their garments for Miss Shields!
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Easy Episode Five Trivia

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1. Which model was eliminated at the start of Episode Five?
2. Which designers are shown working out in the weight room?
3. What does it say on Terri's brown t-shirt?
4. Which Season Four designer is featured in this episode's Saturn ad?
5. What is the name of Brooke Shields's character on "Lipstick Jungle?"
6. Whose design will make Brooke look "nice and leggy and sexy?"
7. Daniel's dad is __________ and his mom is _________.
8. Which designer sang for Brooke?
9. Whose button was the first one pulled from the bag?
10. Who did this designer choose as a partner?
11. Which designer is shown biting his or her nails?
12. Which designer asks Tim if the design is "too dominatrix?"
13. Which designer is shown making coffee?
14. Which designer is shown trying on his or her design?
15. What color is Tim's tie?
16. Who admits to "sweating?"
17. How many pieces were included in Blayne's "look?" Describe them.
18. Which designer used the "helper's" model?
19. Who thinks that Keith will switch models next week?
20. Which team "won" the live Bluefly poll?

Laura Bennett: Case Clothed

Click here for the latest episode of Laura Bennett: Case Clothed, "The Case of the Sweatsuit Substitute." Follow Laura's advice and make Tim Gunn proud.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Weekend Update

Don't miss Minx's recap!

Uncle Nick's is here.

Sweet P has updated her blog with her latest appearances.

Guess who is wearing Emily Brandle's designs....

Etsy Interview With Leanne Marshall

This Leanne Marshall design was featured in her audition video and it is also available on etsy. Leanne has been operating Leanimal for over a year and was recently interviewed on Storque, the etsy blog.

Leanne creates each of her unique designs one at a time and sells them through this online boutique. She credits etsy with allowing her to leave her previous job and devote herself full time to design.

Leanne also selects some of her favorite etsy designs from other artists. Thanks etsy, Storque and Alison for this fabulous interview.

Friday, August 15, 2008


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With Tbone taking a little breaky-break, I am tackling the 'looza. Thanks to everyone who submitted their recaps of "Welcome to the Jungle." I think this was my favorite episode so far.

Girly Shoes dance to Jungle Boogie.
RJ Flamingo
submitted the earliest recap - on Wednesday night!
Maisy at thought that Halloween came early.
Captain Mal offers his rankings.
Jordan Baker salutes Team Jerella.
Toyouke is looking forward to next week's challenge. Aren't we all!?!?!?
The TVGuide summary includes a video interview with Chris March.
Welcome Polt's Palace to the Looza - a gay man and a straight man each provide Project Runway commentary.

Click here
for the always-hysterical David Dust.
Other Eric is a big fan of Brooke Shields.
Elise cries "LONG LIVE KELLI!"
Here's Cliffie.

Click here
for Dipstick Bumble from Pink Navy.
Click here for Project Stunway.
Click here for Elisa Camahort.
Here is One Girl's Opinion.
Nothing comes between Lorraine and her Project Runway.
Welcome Sophie and Abby!
AJ squeezed in just under the wire!

BPR Podcast with Kelli Martin

Laura K. talks with Kelli Martin of Season 5 of Project Runway. She talks about her experiences on the show including her win in the first episode as well as Anti-Label, her own line of clothing and her Black Market boutique in Columbus, Ohio.

Click here for the podcast.

Jillian Lewis and Brother

Jillian helped launch the brand new state of the art Quattro™ 6000D sewing and embroidery machine, at the Luxor in Las Vegas on August 9, 2008. Jillian is wearing a unique design which she created on the Quattro machine solely for the Brother event.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Recap of The Manolo - Episode 5

The Manolo appreciates the many charms of Ms. Shields...

Clutch us to your ample bosom, Giant Goddess Brooke! Teach us to be nice to annoying persons with consciously outre hairstyles and studied personality traits. We are your votaries!

Click here to read the entire post. Thanks Manolo!

From The Mailbox

Click here for Tim's Gunn's Take on "Welcome to the Jungle."

AfterElton's recap again features the Keith-o-meter.

Second City Style presents this episode's finest quotes.

Click here for an early recap from People.

Click here for the TIME recap.

Click here for Entertainment Weekly.

Katy Gerdes presents her take on last week's "Rings of Glory" episode.

Newsday provides this week's "Tim Gunn Highlight." Can you guess what it is before you click?

De Novo Magazine has posted a great interview with Suede. Thanks Andrew.

I will be interviewing Kelli Martin tomorrow morning, please submit your questions.

Also, please join us tonight at Blogging America's Best Dance Crew at 10:00ET for the next-to-the-last episode of this exciting show.

Saturn's "Rethink Design" Videos

Project Runway Season Four designer Chris March appeared in last night's Saturn commercial. Here is the video just in case you missed it. Personally I love these.

Click here to see the ads from Kit Pistol, Laura Bennett, Jack Mackenroth and Alison Kelly.

Congratulations, Keith

You were the first designer selected by Brooke Shields who enjoyed the layers and the proportions. The dress you created was exactly like your drawing but looked even more lighter-than-air on the runway composed of floating chiffon petals and a bold printed, convertible blouse. You collaborated well with Kenley - her clean lines joined with your raw aesthetic could have had a jarring result but looked, according to Brooke "inspired ... rich and expensive." In the end you seem to have brought out the best in each other and now you will have a photo in your portfolio of model/actress/fashion icon Brooke Shields wearing your ensemble on television. Well done, Keith!

This post is only for positive words for Keith Bryce or his designs. If you have anything to say about other designers or this challenge, please click here.

BPR Love for Kelli Martin

You were selected to be a team leader by Brooke Shields because she liked the potential of your concept; she enjoyed the potential play on words of 'Lipstick Jungle' and her character wearing a hint of leopard. You took the judge's advice and toned down the amount of animal print and tried to remain true to your vision, the one that Brooke chose. Your execution was always impeccable, most notably in the first challenge in which you won and wowed the audience, Michael Kors and even Nina Garcia. Your designs had ingenuity, complexity and a definite edgier point-of-view. We admired how you defended your position on the runway - you indeed had never found yourself before in the bottom pack - and how you agonized over not selecting your friend, Stella, as your teammate in this episode. You were always fun to watch and you sure wore great hats in addition to creating outstanding designs. We wish you the best with your own line and know this is yet another stop for you on the road to brand recognition.

This post is only for positive words for Kelli Martin or her designs. If you have something to say about another designer or this challenge, please post it in our 'Reactions' post here.

Poll - Episode 5 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: (top, l-r) Blayne/Leanne, Kelli/Daniel, and Jerell/Stella
(bottom, l-r) Korto/Joe, Keith/Kenley and Suede/Terri
Photos courtesy of Bravo. 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, Michael Kors and Brooke Shields.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge. Note - we are only giving you the choice of the team leaders as a potential winner this week.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been auf'd.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Reactions to Episode 5

Love a team challenge? Hate a team challenge? Should the leader of a team challenge have immunity? Who collaborated well? Did the right designer win? Did the wrong designer go home? Who was "Slutty, slutty, slutty?" Post your reactions to Episode 5 here!

Episode 5 Party!

Tonight we're going to serve up Cosmopolitans and Mojitos* in coconut shells with those cute little umbrellas and we've changed the decor in the BPR party lanai to a lipstick red lit with tiki torches to get you in the mood for Episode 5 of Project Runway, "Welcome to the Jungle". And for the first team challenge of the Season 5 we're sure to have a serving of snark to go along with those beverages. It's party time!

*Virgin Mojitos are available for our underage readers. Sorry, I forgot the fruit skewers. My bad.

BPR Live Play-By-Play: Episode 5

It's a jungle here at Blogging Project Runway and we're bananas about welcoming a very special guest to provide our play-by-play coverage. Anthony Cady, Fashion Professor at FIT and our 'Ask the Fashion Prof' featured columnist will describe Episode 5 for everyone without Bravo and those west coasters who can't wait for the show to air. Comments under this post are for you to read and Anthony to post. If you have something to say, see the party post above!

From The Mailbox

Nick Verreos is casting season six in Chicago. Click here for details.

More Project Barbie. I love the at-home challenges - especially from young designers. Please send in your photos.

Christian Siriano chooses the "Ten fiercest Olympic Fashions" for NY Daily News.

Daniel Vosovic is among the judges for a new fashion blogging contest on MyItThings. Click here for more info. Thanks Yuli.

Thank you to Professor Anthony Cady for volunteering to helm the play-by-play tonight!

Video - Project Runway Australia - Episode 6

Thanks to kimmikimmileon for uploading these episodes for our enjoyment.

Click here to continue.


"Welcome to the Jungle." Tonight's episode looks like a team challenge and the team challenges always bring the drama! YAY.

Alan Gratz has examined the preview videos and come up with some surprising predictions for tonight. Do not miss the fact that The Samarai was correct in his prediction for both the winner and the loser of last week's episode. Anyone playing along on Fafarazzi (and it is never too late to sign up!) would do well simply by following Alan's advice.

Meanwhile, we are wondering how the designers will be whittled down by Fashion Week. Last season there were five designers remaining by the Wednesday of Fashion Week and we were delighted to see all five show. But unless there are a couple of double-eliminations, there will be SEVEN designers left on September 12th. Will there be a double-elimination? And when? Tonight would be a natural choice, but we hear Heidi definitely say "one of you will be out." So no double-elimination tonight. We'll watch what happens....

Tbone is taking a little breaky-break. He needed a vacay. So we are looking for a guest host for the play-by-play tonight. Please let us know if you can help. The party room will open at 8:00. TGIW!!!