Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Christian Siriano Designs Available at Intermix

Several of Christian Siriano's designs are now available at Intermix. Click here to shop online.

Tuesday News

Renee K noted that Nick Verreos was seated several rows in front of her at the World Skating Championships in Los Angeles on Saturday. She sends this report:

During the resurfacing of the ice, I saw him stand up and turn my way. I pointed at him and crooked my finger signaling him to come up to my row. (Picture of him walking in the aisle). Surprisingly, he did. What a delight!!! I can only add to the others who have posted about meeting him to say that he couldn't have been nicer. He looked fabulous.
Thrilled, I introduced myself, told him how much I enjoyed his work and also told him I had been looking for him the entire time to which he replied, "You know I love figure skating, especially the outfits." I said he should have been there all week as there had been some doozies. Anyway, he agreed to having a picture taken with me.
Of all the wonderful things I experienced during the event, I have to admit, this one was my personal highlight.

In other Nick news: Attention San Antonio - Uncle Nick is coming to town. And if you are really ambitious, a quick scoot up I-35 will earn you a visit with Elisa Jimenez and her new affordable line of fashions. Two of our favorites in Texas on the same day!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Morning Mailbox

Photo: Erica Jackson

Project Runway Season Three finalist Mychael Knight was one of the judges for Charleston Fashion Week's Emerging Designer Competition over the weekend. Click here for the full story from Charleston's Calendar Girl.

Click here for a new interview with Daniel Vosovic. Thanks Lauren.

Tim Gunn loves Los Angeles!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Project Runway at the GLAAD Media Awards

Tim Gunn, Christian Siriano and Jack Mackenroth all attended the GLAAD Media Awards Presentation in New York on Saturday. Click here for full coverage of the evening.

Jillian Lewis Finale Design Available

This design from Jillian Lewis's Project Runway Season Four Finale collection is listed on eBay. The auction includes many detailed photos and a thorough description of the jacket and pants. Click here to bid.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Mailbox

Jerell Scott is on the April cover of Alive magazine. Click here for more information.

Click here for Rondi's recap of Project Runway Canada Episode 9.

Click here
for Johanne's recap.

Click here for exit interviews with Kim and Adejoke.

Friday, March 27, 2009

From The Mailbox

Project Runway Season Five finalists, Jerell Scott and Korto Momolu will be hosting a fashion event in Little Rock Arkansas tomorrow night. Click here for more information. Thank you Latiste.

Christian Siriano's line has been picked up by Saks! Click here for more information. Congratulations Christian!

Project Runway Canada Season 2 Episode 9

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Evening Update

Carrie Ann Inaba wore another NIKOLAKI design on Dancing With The Stars this week. Check it out on Nick's blog.

Jeffrey Sebelia was among the designers showing at the March Fashion Industry Night March 14th in Los Angeles.

Attention Birmingham: Project Runway Season Two designer, Heidi Elnora (Standridge) will be featured on May 3rd at "Rock the Runway." This kicks off the Bridal Event, "Style in the Sky." Click here for more information.

Meet The Hosts and Judges of "The Fashion Show"

From The Mailbox

This design is a preview from Leanne Marshall's Bluefly collection. Click here for more.

Joe Faris gives advice to budding designers at FGI Career Day in Detroit. Click here for more.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rami Kashou for HSN

This draped jersey dress is available in five color options on HSN.com.

Click here for more information and watch Rami on yesterday's show.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

From The Mailbox

Project Runway Season Five winner Leanne Marshall joined friends at Dylan's Candy Bar for a "Purple Day" event to support epilepsy awareness.

More about Purple Day here.

Fashion Designer Jes Switaj helped Malan Breton create the designs for his latest collection. Click here for details.

Rami Kashou will be appearing on HSN tomorrow. Click here for more. He'll be part of the "Curations" show.

Click here for a look back at a 1993 photo shoot with Jack Mackenroth. He hasn't changed a bit...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fashion Geek Trivia Contest Giveaway!

Diana Eng has generously provided Blogging Project Runway with two copies of her new book "Fashion Geek." Just answer these Diana-related trivia questions to win!

1. "Fashion Geek" is published by _____ _____ _____.
2. Diana's sweetheart is named _____. (First name only is fine.)
3. Diana's favorite project from the book is the ____ ______ _____ _____.

Please e-mail your answers to Team BPR.


UPDATE: We have our winners - thanks everyone - the answers are: North Light Books, Dave and Felt Flower Flash Drive.

Malan Breton Party and Fashion Show

Join Malan Breton on Wednesday night, March 25th for a live Fashion Show and party at Splash. Click here for more information.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

BPR Podcast With Diana Eng

Project Runway Season Two Favorite Diana Eng talked to me about her life and her new book, Fashion Geek.

Click here for her website.

Here is a look behind the scenes as Diana prepares for her fashion show.

Here is a look at Diana's design process.

Both of these are from Craftzine.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

From The Mailbox.

Photo: FashionInMotion

Tim Gunn offers thoughts on Spring Fashion here in TONY.

Click here for Rondi's Recap of Project Runway Canada - episode 8.

Project Runway Canada Season One designers, Evan Biddell, Carlie Wong and Lucian Matis were among the designers showing at LG Fashion Week.

Here is Johanne's report from the front row of the PRC finale show:

I sat front row for the collections by the three top finalists at Project Runway Canada’s LG Fashion Week finale. The show started with an introduction by PRC host Iman who was wearing a fitted emerald-green knee-length dress with silver platform heels. She asked the audience to help maintain the excitement of the TV show by not disclosing any information about the designers who were there.

That said, there were six designers who went on stage and introduced themselves and described their collection but only three collections were shown, without the designer coming out after his/her work to salute the crowd. As a fan and a viewer of Project Runway Canada, it wasn’t hard for me to tell whose work was on the runway.

It was a great show by all three designers- not at all what I expected to see and from up close in the front row, even I could tell that there were some garment construction issues. Some seams were crooked or awkward-looking, sequins weren’t well finished at the zipper of a dress, shapes were a little odd. All in all, the most fun all season of PRC and I can’t wait to share more with you about the three designers I met backstage and my interview with one of them yesterday. We’ll have to wait until the final airing of the show to get into more details!

Click here for more including a brief video!

Friday, March 20, 2009

BPR at Diana Eng's Launch Party

BPR Correspondent Nancy T attended Diana Eng's book launch party and sent us this report. Thanks Nancy!

Diana's party was sponsored by the fabulous Fashion Indie. Her DJs were Joey Mariano and Eric Skiff. Sweet treats (including chocolate-covered Poprocks!) were provided by Danielle Bilton.

Diana Eng keeps proving that Fashion Geek is not an oxymoron. On March 19, 2009, she held a release party and fashion presentation for her new book.

Friends and press crowded the chic Pop Lounge in New York, sipping wine, eating chocolate-covered pop rocks, and listening to technopop. In the center of the room were four models wearing outfits that anyone (according to Diana!) can make using instructions from her book.

Click here to continue.

Project Runway Canada Update

This is Fashion Week in Toronto and the PRCanada finalists showed their collections yesterday. Click here for an interview with Iman.

Click here for a video from FashionInMotion which includes footage from PRC judge Shawn Hewson's Bustle Show.

Click here for an interview with last year's winner, Evan Bidell, who is showing his collection today.

Click here for an interview with Brian Bailey about episode 8.

Click here for an exit interview with Genevieve.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

From The Mailbox


Not only did Samantha Harris wear a Nikolaki gown on Dancing With The Stars this week, but so did Carrie Ann Inaba. Click here for the complete story from Nick and David.

Julie Wolfson interviews Project Runway Season Four designer Kit Pistol and her friend Esther Kim for Design Sponge.

Click here for a review of Diana Eng's new book, "Fashion Geek" from CNET.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Project Runway Canada Season 2 Episode 8

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Kenley Collins Arrested

Photo: Laura Kluvo

Kenley Collins has been arrested for assaulting her fiance, Zac Penley. According to TMZ, there are several charges and she spent the night in jail.

This photo is from the BPR brunch on February 20th where Kenley was proudly showing off her ring and discussing her wedding plans.

More from the New York Post:

"It was a miscommunication," Collins told The Post after getting released without bail from Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday morning.

"Fights happen, And that's that. There is no case."

According to law enforcement sources, an enraged Collins woke Penley up just after 7 a.m. by hurling their cat in his face. Then she threw her laptop, and as he fell crawled on the floor, slammed a door on his head. She threw three apples, and doused him with water, before he was able to dial 911.

Everyone is chiming in on this one:

People Magazine

New York Daily News

As always, stay tuned!

Samantha Harris Wears a Nikolaki Gown

Project Runway Season Two favorite, Nick Verreos, designed this gown worn by Samantha Harris on last night's episode of "Dancing With the Stars." Below is the same gown modeled by lovely Amanda Fields.

More Smoke & Mirrors

BPR Field Reporters Jonathan and Alitia return with this full report from Emily Brandle's Fashion Show. Thank you!

On Saturday night at the Los Angeles Theater, Smoke and Mirrors showed its Fall 2009 collection. Emily Brandle, Season 5 Project Runway designer and her partner, Michelle Chaplin created the line as a ready-to-wear line of pieces that would fit comfortably into any woman's wardrobe.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Smoke & Mirrors Fall '09

Photo: Jonathan Trimm

Jonathan and Alitia Trimm represented BPR at BoxEight Fashion Week in Los Angeles and covered Emily Brandle's show for us. Click here for Jonathan's photo album and please stay tuned for more.

From The Mailbox

Project Runway Season Two designer Kara Janx is featured in today's San Francisco edition of Daily Candy.

Click here to shop Kara's collection.

Click here for the "Real Moms of New York" from Laura Bennett.

Project Runway Season Five designer Jerell Scott will be showing his collection at St. Louis Fashion Week. He will also serve as a judge for Project Design. Click here for tickets. Thanks Moira.

Heidi Klum will be appearing on The Bonnie Hunt Show tomorrow, March 18th. Click here for details.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Christian Siriano on Style Series

Project Runway Season Four Champion Christian Siriano is the featured designer on this episode of Diet Coke's Style Series. Thanks Ren!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Jack Mackenroth in Houston

BPR's Houston-based field reporter John Chakalis met up with Jack Mackenroth at Houston's 20th Annual Aids Walk. Jack is representing "Living Positive by Design." Click here for more information. Thanks John!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

From The Mailbox

photo: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

Click here for more from Barbie's 50th Birthday Bash.

Click here for Rondi's recap of Project Runway Canada - Stick To It.
Click here for Johanne's.

Click here
to bid on the gowns created for this challenge.

Click here
for an interview with the eliminated designer.

Click here for an interview with the winning designer.

Oprah.com compares Jay McCarroll and the Eleven Minutes movie to a Valentino documentary.

Eleven Minutes is also reviewed on CBSnews.com.

Christian Siriano's business is growing.

Mena Suvari in Christian Siriano

Mena Suvari wore this design "straight from the runway" of Christian Siriano's Fall 2009 show. Here he is with Mena and Lucy Liu at USA Network's "American Character: A Photographic Journey" Launch Event on Thursday. Thanks Christian!

Project Runway Canada Season 2 Episode 7

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Emily Brandle at BoxEight Fashion Week

Photo: Rory Lynne

Project Runway Season Five designer Emily Brandle is showing her "Smoke and Mirrors" fall collection tomorrow, March 14th at 4:00 in Los Angeles. Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kristin Cavallari Wears Rami Kashou's Design

Photo: WireImage/Grant

Kristin Cavallari arrives at Star Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue party at the Apple Restaurant & Lounge on March 11, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.

From The Mailbox

Photo: WireImage

Christian Siriano poses with Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo at a "Pink Body" launch event in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Heidi Klum is urging Project Runway fans to protest in front of Harvey's house. We want our season six!

Tonight is the Art Institute of Seattle's annual student fashion show. Blayne Walsh will be a judge. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Tim Gunn will be among the guests and presenters at the GLAAD Media Awards on March 28th in New York.

Click here for an interview with Michael Kors from The Miami Herald.

Meet Tim Gunn

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday News

Photo: Richard Drew/AP

Alison Kelly is always working on something. Now she's a blogger, too! Make sure to check out Alison's Spring/Summer '09 collection "Cast" as well as her collaborative Dahl & Dane line of T-shirts and totes.

Better late than never, here's Fashion In Motion's latest recap of PR Canada...

Blayne Walsh fans can catch a glimpse of their favorite designer at the Peace, Love & Fashion show this Friday where he will he will appear as a guest judge...

Austin Scarlett will be in San Francisco on Thursday at Operation Aisle Style...

Sister site news: Shear Genius 3! Post ABDC finale coverage from Nancy T and Linda always has something interesting going on at BTD.

Nick Verreos took a look at the photos from the S6 finale and called it "depressing"...

Tim Gunn, on the other hand, tells ABC News that Season 6 is "stronger than Season 5". Let's hope we all get the chance to be the judge of that.

Whither Season 6? Lifetime gets a crack in court next week, stay tuned!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Happy Birthday, Barbie!

Photo from BarbieMedia.com

Barbie© is all over the news today as she celebrates her 50th birthday. And just how is this Project Runway related, you might ask? Well in commemoration of the newly AARP-eligible icon, designer (and Top Design judge extraordinaire) Jonathan Adler designed a real-life Malibu Dream House that features a Chris March chandelier in the living room. Made of hair, of course! No, no, this time it's simply Barbie© hair.

Adler tells The Arizona Republic: We did a chandelier that's like a traditional, swoopy chandelier, but instead of glass, this one is made out of blond hair. It's really over the top, and it's really fabulous. Someone said to me, "Is this human hair?" And I said, "No! It's Barbie's hair. It's plastic and fantastic."

You can hear Jonathan Adler talk more about the unique project in this funny interview from NPR's Morning Edition.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Click Here to Watch Episode 6 of Project Runway Canada

Thanks Katnap!

Then click here for Rondi's recap.

Click here for a profile of the winner of this challenge.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Tim Gunn in Atlanta

From The Mailbox

Photo Courtesy of: Cameron Potts, Dave Goodson/BET

Korto Momolu's designs are featured in BET's "Rip The Runway." Click here for more.

Tim Gunn offers fashion therapy for Psoriasis Sufferers. Thanks Marsha.

Tim will be at Illinois State University on April 15th. Click here for more info.

Nina Garcia's new book, "The Style Strategy" will be published by the new "It Books" imprint of HarperCollins.

Fashion Directors lose clout as Fashion Bloggers step in!

Eleven Minutes in Philly

Attention Philadelphia! The fabulous documentary 'Eleven Minutes' featuring Project Runway Season 1 winner Jay McCarroll opens today at the Ritz at the Bourse. If you consider yourself a fan of the show or a lover of fashion this is a must-see film!

Heidi Klum on the April Cover of Ladies Home Journal

New York, NY -- Here are some excerpts from the April LHJ interview with Heidi Klum -

About her less-than-fancy upbringing: “We didn’t have the money to go to the big shops, so we had to be inventive to look trendy. It was always fun, never boring.”

Her hoarding habit: “I have every one of my airplane boarding passes. Growing up, we would never throw away anything, like a shoe box or a toilet paper roll. We would always make something out of it.” Then she whips out some leftover fabric from her purse and folds it into different shapes. “My mom would make me clothes, then a matching outfit for my Barbies, then a scrunchy for my hair.”

About Seal’s wish to be on Dancing with the Stars: “I told him, ‘But Schatzi [sweetheart], they won’t let us dance together.’”

About her second marriage to Seal in Costa Careyes, Mexico: “It’s too sad to have only one wedding day to remember for the rest of our lives. It’s a good excuse to get all of our friends together and have a party.”

How she learned about the business: She was 18 when she entered a beauty contest and beat out an estimated 30,000 other girls to win $300,000 and a three-year modeling contract. “They wanted me to sign the contract immediately,” says Klum, but her father, Gunther and his attorney purged the agreement of tangled loopholes. “That hardened me up to the business. They want to keep the buck in their own pants. And you’re the one running around, doing all the work.”

Thursday, March 05, 2009

More From Nick Verreos at the FIDM Debut Show

Brooke and Tessie send us this fab video interview with Nick. Thanks also to Rebecca for uploading it to YouTube.

Christian Siriano's Designs on "Make Me A Supermodel" Last Night

Did you recognize these garments from last night's episode of "Supermodel?" At the top is Salome looking fabulous and below is the beautiful Amanda.

Click here to see the original runway shots from Christian's Spring '09 show. It seems like it was only yesterday...

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

BPR at the FIDM Debut 2009 Fashion Show

BPR Field Reporters Brooke and Tessie covered the FIDM Debut Fashion Show for us at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on February 27th. The event was extra-special this year because in celebration of Barbie's 50th Anniversary, graduating students were invited to create designs just for her.

Life-sized Barbie models walked the runway in fabulous original designs. These designs will travel around the world as Barbie continues to celebrate her big year.

A very special surprise feature of this event was a design by Project Runway's Nick Verreos. Nick's Barbie design has been made into an actual doll that we will be able to purchase!

Thank you Brooke, Tessie, Nick, David and Shirley!

Click here
for more photos.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Designer Updates

Photo: Wireimage
A few of your of your favorite PR ddesigners have checked in to say hello! First, here's Rami Kashou:


i hope this finds you well.
I wanted to share with you the following. Malin Akerman of "The Watchmen" wore my project runway finale lace gown to the red carpet premiere tonight! she looks fabulous..

Also I am speaking at Princeton University on March 5th about my career, PR, as well as my life growing up and how i got into design. cheers :) Rami

Next up is Uncle Nicky who is always working on something. This time, another gorgeous Barbie design:

Over the weekend, I had the honor and privilege of unveiling my one-of-a-kind design for Barbie at the glamorous FIDM Debut 2009 Gala in the Santa Monica Barker Hangar. Click here to read all about it!

Photo/Illustration: Nick Verreos

And finally, we saw Kenley Collins at the PR6 finale sporting this beautiful "Botanical Bliss" veil . She looked glamorous, and so can you! Check out the new items she has for sale on her website.