Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BPR - Now on Facebook - Join Us!

Let's face it - we're excited about Project Runway Season 6 coming on August 20th. We're gearing up BPR to meet the needs of our devoted followers but we're also aware that we will gain a new readership. Lifetime has a large audience and many have never had the chance to see our favorite show. Those people will want to know about Project Runway and, when they Google that phrase, they will find us. With that in mind, it was time to start a Blogging Project Runway group on Facebook. Please join our us there - we will make announcements about the new designers, videos, contests and more. And if you haven't dipped your toes into the Facebook pool yet, come on in the water is fine! Let's start Season 6 together as part of the Runway community.

You can also join Lifetime's Facebook community here.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Promo Video - Project Runway on Lifetime

"It's a good thing!"

Monday Morning Mailbox

Project Runway Season Two designer Nick Verreos was the featured speaker at FIDM's "Three Days of Fashion" event in San Diego Click here for the full story.

Click here for a Q&A and preview Kevin Christiana's latest collections from LalaNYC.

Kevin also attended the grand opening of "Second Time Around," New York's newest upscale resale boutique. Click here for the story.

Team BPR has been on the road. Please check out the latest on Blogging Bravo.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

From the Mailbox

There are only eight more weeks until the August 20th return of Project Runway! That wasn't in the mailbox - I just felt like squealing with delight.

Leanne Marshall gave the Bluefly blog Flypaper a note about her upcoming collection for that online retailer. You can the Bluefly Facebook page to know when that collection debuts or you can check right here. A little fly on the wall tells us that it will be sooner than later.

Reality worlds collided on June 23rd with Season 5 designer Kevin Christiana met up with Real Housewives of New York star Alex McCord at the Second Time Around New York store opening.

Guest of a Guest tells us that Season 1 designer Austin Scarlett joined Fern Mallis and Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen at the Divas Shop for Opera event on June 24th. Speakeasy learns that Austin donated a scarf for the cause.

Season 4 winner Christian Siriano fierced up the Gen Art 15 Anniversary benefit on June 24th. And who else was there? None other than the previous mentioned Silex!

All photos courtesy of WireImage.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Congratulations to the BPR Season Four All-Stars

Congratulations to Jack Mackenroth, Christian Siriano, Rami Kashou, Jillian Lewis and Chris March. Our readers have selected you as the "BPR Season Four All-Stars." Thank you to everyone who voted.

This is just for fun, but wouldn't it be great if there was an actual "Project Runway All-Stars" Competition?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Barbie as Heidi Klum

Mattel will be producing a Heidi Klum Barbie available in September. More information here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Kevin Christiana Wears a Joe Faris Design

Photo: B.Banks

Kevin wrote to let us know that the leather jacket that he was wearing at the "Claiborne by John Bartlett" event is a Joe Faris design. Looking good, Kevin!

Joe Faris and Jerell Scott

Joe Faris spent Father's Day in Hong Kong working "feverishly" on the Spring '10 Sportswear Collection for Schott. He describes it as "complete with lots of zippers and leatha!"

He stopped in Los Angeles on the way and visited Jerell Scott. Joe believes that Jerells's latest collection is "beyond amazing." We are looking forward to seeing it.

Joe also sends us a photo of his adorable family and admits that he is more than ready for season six of Project Runway.

So are we, Joe - thanks for the update.

KJeans by Kevin Christiana

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Off the top of my head, I can think of four Project Runway designers who are fathers. There may be more. Can you name them?

Project Runway Season Seven Taping Continues in NYC

Photo: Doug Meszler/Splash News Online

Heidi Klum was spotted in NYC arriving "for a taping" of Project Runway. Click here and here for a little more info.

Will we have a maternity challenge in Season 7?

There is still time to vote in our "BPR Project Runway Season Four All-Stars Poll."

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Project Runway International

The first season of Project Runway Israel is now airing. The hostess is an Israeli model named Shiraz Tal and the mentor is Kedem Sasson. Click here to read more about the show. Click here for the website (in Hebrew.) Thanks H.

Project Runway Philippines is returning for a second season in August. Click here for more information. Sweetprojects has kindly uploaded season one to Youtube for us. Click here for the videos.

Project Runway Australia is in production and I predict that we are going to really enjoy this contestant. She doesn't want to be filmed first thing in the morning before her hair and makeup are done, so she remains topless until she is ready. This way, she believes, they can't use the footage...

There's a plan that's sure to backfire.

Friday, June 19, 2009

From The Mailbox


Project Runway Season Five designers Suede and Leanne Marshall were among the guests at the Fashion Scholarship Fund's 2009 Intern Social. Click here for more information.

There is still time to vote in our "BPR Season Four All-Stars" Poll. Thanks everyone.

Click here for Nick Verreos's choices for some special CFDA Awards.

Project Runway Season Four designer Kevin Christiana was among the guests at the Claiborne By John Bartlett Launch Party on Wednesday in NYC.

Photo: B.Bank

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Andrea Wong Bets on Project Runway!

Click here for an excellent profile of Lifetime President, Andrea Wong from "The Stimulist."

Project Runway Season Seven Taping Underway in NYC

Click here to read an item from The Cut.

Maggie Grace Wears a Christian Siriano design to the CFDA Awards

Love the dress of course.

I think she could have been a little more creative with her choice of shoes...but I'm no expert!

Tim Gunn at The New York Public Library - Part Two

Tim encourages a group of young designers preparing for the "Anti-Prom" at the New York Public Library. Monique, you rock!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Which Project Runway Season Four Designers Should be BPR All-Stars?

You may select FIVE designers for the Season Four All-Stars.
Poll closes in one week.
This is just for fun!

Heidi Klum and Michael Kors at the CFDA Fashion Awards

Photo: J. McCarthy

Heidi glows in a Michael Kors design. The CFDA Fashion Awards were held last night at Lincoln Center.

Photo: Mazur

Monday, June 15, 2009

Project Runway All Stars?

Rumors are swirling once again about a possible "All-Star" edition of Project Runway. These seem to arise whenever fans have a long wait between seasons.

At one point I know that (the former) producers were considering an All-Star edition, but it never materialized.

After the first three seasons, our readers selected the "BPR All-Stars." With several thousand votes, the designers above were selected as the BPR favorites.

This was just for fun, it was never a "real" All-Star competition...

...but wouldn't it be great if it was?

Heidi Klum and Michael Kors "Speak Out For The Cure"

Photo: Courtesy Photo

The Project Runway personalities are speaking out for breast cancer research in a new campaign sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue. Heidi is the spokesperson for the campaign and Michael has designed this limited edition t-shirt to benefit the charity.

Look for the promos to begin in September. Click here for more information.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Kenley Collins Finale Design Available on eBay

One of Kenley's designs from the Project Runway Season Five Finale Show is up for auction on eBay. Click here to bid. Thanks Jon.

Also, Kenley is blogging about The Fashion Show. Click here for her thoughts on last night's episode.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

From The Mailbox

Nick Verreos reports on the opening night gala of the 70th Anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz” exhibition in Los Angeles on June 9th. Click here for the story from California Apparel News.

Will we soon see a Tim Gunn label? Maybe....

Click here for Diana Eng's latest DIY tutorial from Craftzine. Follow Diana step-by-step to re-fashion a t-shirt into a swimsuit cover-up.

Click here for a new interview with Kenley Collins.

Project Runway Season Six "Superfan" promotions were shot in Waukegan, Illinois yesterday! Can't wait to see these on Lifetime.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Project Runway Season Five DVD Release August 4

The Project Runway Season Five DVD will be available on August 4th. Click here to pre-order. Yay!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

From The Mailbox

Project Runway Season Four designer, Kevin Christiana offered thrift shopping advice on The Rachael Ray Show yesterday.
Click here for more information.
Click here for photos from Kevin's birthday celebration.
Click here for a new interview with Kevin.

Tim Gunn will be in Chicago on Thursday to promote the Claiborne line for men designed by John Barlett. Click here for more information and to RSVP for the event.

Tim Gunn and Austin Scarlett Host NYPL Anti-Prom June 12

These design students are busy researching fashion resources at the New York Public Library. They are designing "Vam-Prom" outfits for Friday night's Vampire-themed Anti-Prom guest hosted by Tim Gunn and Austin Scarlett.

Click here for more information.

Have fun everyone!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Project Runway on MyLifetime.com

Every time I see the Project Runway commercial on Lifetime, my heart beats a little faster!

Visit the MyLifetime.com Project Runway page to see the Season Six promo and press release.

Fans can also join the Project Runway community and sign up for a newsletter and mobile alerts.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Weekend News

Photo: Caitlin Bellah

Leanne Marshall has updated her website with new designs and fresh photography. Click here and here to shop. Click here for Leanne's blog.

Project Runway Season Four designer Kevin Christiana will be on Rachael Ray on Monday, June 8th. Click here for more information.

If you are a regular reader of BPR, there is no new information in this MSNBC article, but it's a great way to catch up with all of the recent news about season six.

Entertainment Weekly has ranked Project Runway #4 in its list of Twenty Best Reality Shows Ever!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Laura Bennett's Style Advice for Summer Weddings

Click here to visit MSN's Style Studio for Laura's fashion advice for summer weddings.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Tim Gunn at The New York Public Library

From The Mailbox

This video features Ricky Lizalde's Collection at Escondido Fashion Week.

NBC and Lifetime may join forces. Why couldn't they have thought of this sooner? Here's another look at the story.

Shopping for jewelry? Click here for Korto Momolu's collection. Click here for Kenneth Fron's latest designs.

Emmett McCarthy's designs are now available at Gray Boutique in Winnetka, IL.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Kevin Christiana!

Kevin invites our readers to join the celebration!

Field Report - Tim Gunn in Nyack

Mark Y brings us this fabulous report from a very exclusive event in Nyack, NY. Thanks Mark!

Tim Gunn came to Nyack on Sunday. Not by kayak, of course, but he was there. He didn't come to sip champagne or to admire an extensive personal art collection or to stare at a view of the Hudson River. That’s why I went. And 99 or so others.

Tim came to work hard to support a local organization, VCS. Volunteer Counseling Service is dedicated to serving those in the community who are in crisis. Tim's appearance kicked off Gay Pride Month in Rockland County (New York).

As you might guess and probably hoped, Tim is beyond friendly and has the charm of ten people. And those traits are matched by stamina. For more than three hours, he signed copies of his book, posed for pictures and had had us all eating out of his hand during a Q&A session. The Q&A was fun, like folks at a party in someone's living room. And that's where we were.

Since he’s always a gentleman I refrained from asking the dishiest questions I could think of. I’m not very fashionable and am only as trendy as the Banana Republic sale corner and I can’t tell the difference between silk charmeuse and ombred chiffon. But I have been curious about something. I asked Tim what Christian Siriano’s path would have been without his success on Project Runway. Tim answered without hesitation and told us that Christian, possessing an old ‘fashion’ soul, would most certainly have ascended to fashion greatness.

He didn't leak any scoops about Season 6 but he's excited about it. And that's good enough for me.

Many thanks to Tim for his support.

Mark Y

Monday, June 01, 2009

Project Runway at the MTV Movie Awards

Photo: Mayer/WireImage

"Step Up" actress Jenna Dewan looked beautiful in a Rami Kashou design at the MTV Movie Awards Show on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, Christian Siriano provided red carpet fashion commentary interviewing many of the stars. Thanks Nancy T.

Happy Birthday Heidi Klum!

Our favorite supermodel turns 36 today. With a successful career, a happy marriage and baby number four on the way, Heidi Klum has every reason to celebrate.

Heidi was recently ranked #2 in the Forbes Magazine list of highest paid models. More here from ABC News.