Friday, July 31, 2009

Project Runway Australia - Season 2 - Episode 4

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Click here for the recap from Reality Ravings.

Thanks Emma!

From The Mailbox

Project Runway Season Five designer Blayne Walsh designed the hoodies worn by the Swedish Band, "The Sounds" worn on the "No Doubt" tour.

Project Runway Season Five Winner Leanne Marshall is being honored by her alma mater, FIDM. Click here to read about the her exhibition as part of "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design."

Click here to read Beth Terry's post about Lunch and a "Style Consultation" with Tim Gunn.

Click here to read about Nick Verreos and Kit Pistol at the "Style LA Swim and Resort Show."

Click here for a Newsweek interview with Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn and Michael Kors. Here is a highlight:

Have any of you gotten into a fight with Isaac Mizrahi?
Gunn: No. I'm not a fistfighter. I'm a biter and a hair puller.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Heidi Klum on The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

Heidi doesn't provide us with too much information about Project Runway, but she sure is adorable!

She did mention that the All-Star competition is just one single challenge.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Project Runway: All-Star Challenge Photos has posted some photos from the Project Runway All-Star Challenge. Click here for more!

Happy Birthday Tim!

Image: The Minx

Happy Birthday to Tim Gunn with love from everyone at BPR.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

From The Mailbox

There is still sime to vote in our
"Which Project Runway All-Star do you HOPE will win?" poll. Right now Uli Herzner is in the lead, followed closely by Daniel Vosovic.

Heidi Klum will be Conan's guest on The Tonight Show tonight at 11:35 on NBC.
Click here for more info.

There are lots of posts today about meeting Tim Gunn at BlogHer. Click here for a great interview.

Project Runway Season Five designer, Joe Faris will be showcasing Motor-City Fashion October 1 - 2. Click here for more information. Click here for the website.

Jack Mackenroth is competing in the 2009 Outgames in Copenhagen. So far, he has one bronze and two silver medals in swimming events. Congratulations, Jack. Click here for Jack's facebook photo album.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Thanks Filmhub!

A Dramatic New Season Six Promo...

International readers, can you watch this?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

From The Mailbox

Kenley Collins is featured in this Threadbanger video.

Click here to read an article about Project Runway Israel.

Click here to read about Austin Fashion Week. Don't miss the video which includes an interview with Project Runway Season Three designer Kayne Gillaspie.

Click here for a post about Nick Verreos's trip to Paris.

Season Six News

Click here for an interview with Mitchell Hall.

Click here for a story about Qristyl Frasier.

It seems that the New York-based fans are not too happy about the move to Los Angeles.

I don't care where it was filmed, I'm just glad that things are settled and the premiere is less than a month away!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Project Runway All-Stars Special August 20th on Lifetime

The two-hour special will air just before the premiere of Season Six on Lifetime. Here are the designers:

Daniel Vosovic
Santino Rice
Uli Herzner
Jeffrey Sebelia
Mychael Knight
Chris March
Sweet P
Korto Momolu

That's all I have right now - please stay tuned!

Update: Here is an image from It's great to see everyone together with Tim and Heidi!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Wear" Are They Now?

Photo: Chad Buchanan/Getty Images

Click here for a photo gallery and updates from just about all of the Project Runway designers from the first five seasons on

Also, you chose Althea, Ari and Irina, in our completely unscientific pre-season poll to predict the Season Six Finalists. Thanks for voting!

Monday, July 20, 2009

From The Mailbox

Project Runway season five designer Blayne Walsh was the Grand Marshal of the West Seattle Grand parade on July 18th. Click here for more.

Click here
for a new interview with Chloe Dao.

Click here for a new interview with Christian Siriano.

Also, apparently, Christian is collaborating with Starbucks. Click here to join the speculation.

Finally, here is a spoilerish screencap from the recent Season Six promo. Purists - don't click.

Kara Janx Press

Kara Janx designs
are featured in the July 20th issue of Life & Style AND the July 27th issue of Us Weekly - Congratulations Kara!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Project Runway Downloads

Lifetime continues to bring the fun for Season 6 of Project Runway. They are offering up free downloads, including animated 'buddy icons' and wallpapers, so that you can immerse yourself in all things Runway. Click here for the downloads and follow the instructions. And don't forget to 'mouseover' the "Designers and Judges Downloads" for even more choices devoted to each of the sixteen designers(!) as well as Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum. Your desktop environment never looked so fashionable.

Now, who is doing to try using these buddy icons for their Gravatar?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Project Runway Australia - Season 2 - Episode 2

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to continue.

Thank you to for the video..

Click here for Emma's recap.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Project Runway Season 6 Preview Video

From The Mailbox

Kevin Christiana's Mynt 1792 Motorcycle jacket is featured in the brand new issue (August 2009) of People Style Watch.

Stay tuned to BPR for the "Official" announcement about the Project Runway All-Stars competition next week. Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"I'm a Designer" Videos - All Together!

Here are all sixteen Project Runway Season Six designer intro videos uploaded to YouTube in a re-sizable format easily embedded on your blogs and websites. Spread the love.

Thank you to "Pink is the New Blog!"

Project Runway - Emmy Nominated Again!

Project Runway continues its Emmy nomination streak. It was announced today that Project Runway would compete in four areas including 'Outstanding Reality - Competition Program' where it will be up against The Amazing Race, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars and Top Chef.

Heidi Klum will compete in the 'Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program' category against Phil Keoghan from The Amazing Race, Ryan Seacrest of American Idol, Tom Bergeron of Dancing With the Stars, Jeff Probst of Survivor and Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio of Top Chef.

'Finale Part 1' will compete in the 'Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming' and 'Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming' categories.

You can click here to see all of the nominations. The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, September 20th at 8 PM on CBS.

A Note From Keith Bryce

Photo: Julie Parker

I recently received a note from a reader mentioning that Keith Bryce's work was featured on this photographer's site. (Thank you Salvador.) I followed up with a note to Keith asking for confirmation and to discover what he has been doing lately. Thank you for your gracious response, Keith.

Yep that's all me... It's a whole new level of design since Project Runway.. I find myself in a battle to make it to New York Fashion Week somehow. Trying to find a way of making my own second chance. I got so depressed after the show because I really felt I didn't really get to show my true talent. I think it was harder on me then most. I've just wanted to show a collection in New York my whole life and I won't stop until I do...

Now more inspired then ever to leave my mark and become an international success, I've been designing fashion photography, deciding everything from model and hair to wardrobe and concept.. I'm now looking for an agency to help rep me as a conceptual stylist and potentially get me editorial magazine work/recognized. Then I can do that until I can fund my own big fashion show or I meet the right people to get behind me.. Then hopefully Paris next..

I've done so much in the last year I feel like a new person. Sorry everyone but I've kind of quit the gym and I'm working on my fashion 24/7 so hopefully very soon I'll be moving to the city. Just trying to have work lined up so I will be able to get a place big enough for my studio... Most of my great new portfolio work has been done in the last six months so.

I've been working hard. I'm ready for some one to notice.. So am I busy? Yeah but because I make it that way. Not because of that many jobs but because job or not I'm always creating my next big project..

I wish I knew any of the new designers but I don't... I barely got to know the other ones. he he =)

Please check out if you would like to see more of my current work... [Also more here!] It's good to know I'm not forgotten about yet.. I'll figure out a way to make it to the top.. you wait and see.

I'm excited to see what happens next.. talk soon.

Keith Bryce

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Models of the Runway

Click here to visit the "Models of the Runway" site on I am really looking forward to this fresh addition to the Project Runway experience.

From The Mailbox

Tim Gunn will be at the BlogHer conference in Chicago on July 25th. Click here for more details.

Check out Laura Bennett's "Illegal, Flammable, Fabulous Hair Treatment" here at The Daily Beast.

Blayne Walsh has a brand new website.

Nick Verreos is inspiring Fashion Journalism students in Florence. Click here to read a blog entry from Kari's European Blog. Click here to read Abby's account.

Finally, thanks everyone for sending links to the "Project Runway All-Stars" items. So far, the information presented does not seem entirely factual. We do believe that this show is being filmed right now in NYC, but we will wait for the "official" word on the designers who are participating.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"I'm a Designer" Videos

Photo: Mike Yarish/Lifetime TV 2009

Would you like another look at the "I'm a Designer" spots featured on Lifetime?

Click here for Althea Harper and Nicolas Putvinski.

Click here for Louise Black and Malvin Vien.

Click here for Qristyl Frazier and Epperson.

Click here for Ari Fish and Mitchell Hall.

Click here for Carol Hannah Whitfield and Irina Shabayeva.

Click here for Logan Neitzel and Johnny Sakalis. Logan is really cute!

Click here for Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman and Christopher Straub.

Click here for Gordana Gehlhausen and Shirin Askari.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Poll - Which Three Designers will be the Project Runway Season Six Finalists

After reviewing all of the excellent information on - we are ready for our completely unscientific pre-season poll.

This season we have the advantage of seeing the final collections as well.
Collection 1
Collection 2
Collection 3
(Of course purists have the option of avoiding these images.)

Edited to add: Alan Gratz is back with his predictions for season six. Click here for his very thorough ranking of the contestants.

BPRs, who do you think will make it all the way to the Season Six Finale? Please choose three designers. The poll will be open for one week.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Weekend News

Photo: Marion Curtis/Starpix's introduction to the season six designers includes a quote from Tim Gunn about each contestant.

Carol Hannah Whitfield, 24: "She's young, just out of design school," says Gunn of the South Carolina native, who currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. But "people will be disarmed by what they see her achieve."

Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, 31: "He's someone who in my view thinks entirely too much," Gunn says of the Chicago resident, whose favorite designer is Marc Jacobs. "I was constantly surprised in the workroom – suddenly, there's a new design."

Johnny Sakalis, 30: A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Runway's new West Coast home, "Johnny will be polarizing," Gunn says of the L.A. resident. "People will love him, or hate him."

Irina Shabayeva, 27: A native of the Republic of Georgia, she counts Cleopatra as a style icon. And Gunn admires the designer's sense of proportion and fit. "Her models look as if they've been in for a dozen fittings," he says, "and they haven't."

Malvin Vien, 24: "When you see this guy, you won't believe he's from Colorado," Gunn says of Vein. Talk about an eclectic fashion palette: His style inspirations include rural Chinese farmers, Japanese ghost stories and insect anatomy.

Althea Harper, 25: "Everyone [thinks] she's only on the show because she's a tall blond beauty," admits Gunn. "But she's extremely talented. She's going to blow people away."

Qristyl Frazier, 42: Hailing from St. Louis, Mo., her style icons include Halle Berry, Whitney Houston and Gwyneth Paltrow. "Qristyl is a hoot," says Gunn. "She likes a lot of color, and print. She's entertaining to watch."

Logan Neitzel, 25: "Logan's from Seattle, and you get a crunch-granola feeling in what he does," Gunn says of the self-described "guys' guy" who likes snowboarding and cars as much as he likes John Galliano and Tom Ford.

Mitchell Hall, 26: "Mitchell looks like he just stepped out of Gossip Girl and I think that's who he'd like to design for," Gunn says of the Savannah, Ga., resident, who is a creative director for a Vera Wang bridal salon.

Ari Fish, 26: "She's deeply conceptual," Gunn says of the self-taught Kansas City, Mo., native, who doesn't sketch or drape her designs, but sews fast. Her influences include geometry, ergonomics, nomadic tribal wear and athletic apparel.

Nicolas Putvinski, 27: Born in Moscow, he's had designs commissioned for W and Vogue – and may be a bit of a fashion snob. "If you have such a bad taste in your mouth about American fashion," Gunn has wondered about the F.I.T. grad. "Why are you here?"

Shirin Askari, 25: "She's young, she's pretty, she's articulate," Gunn says of the Garland, Texas, resident whose style icon is Katharine Hepburn. "I'm not sure what is distinctive about her, other than the fact that she's good."

Christopher Straub, 30: "Christopher is very sensitive, very emotional. He wears his emotions on his sleeve," Gunn says of the Shakopee, Minn., resident, who appreciates volume, eye-catching fabrics and Victoria Beckham.

Louise Black, 32: Gunn describes the native Texan as "thoughtful, contemplative, and never a hair out of place." A fan of Christian Lacroix, the first garment the former clinical lab technician ever made was her own wedding dress.

Gordana Gehlhausen, 45: The Yugoslavia-born designer now owns a boutique in San Diego. Expect a lot of "textile development," says Gunn. "It wouldn't be a case of going shopping and using the fabric she brought back. She'd do things to it."

Epperson, 50: "He is the most senior in terms of design career and reputation," Gunn says of this self-taught designer who grew up in Harlem, N.Y. "He has a distinguished career. He's elder-statesmanlike."

Click here to read about Season Six designers Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman and Christopher Straub in the Minnesota Star-Tribune. Christopher is an underwear designer who tried for Project Runway four times. Katy Gerdes calls Ra'mon-Lawrence "dramatic" and "interesting."

Click here for more about Ari Fish from

Project Runway season three designer, Kayne Gillaspie will be at Austin Fashion Week. Click here for details. We'd love a field report! Thanks Frank.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Season 6 Designer Portfolios

Our friends at Lifetime want their Project Runway fans to be happy. Get ready to smile because they have unveiled a new portfolio feature that will knock your stilettos off. Click on the image above to go to their site and then select a designer. You'll find images to tempt you to learn more about each contestant - just be sure to click on the "x" when you want to move on. We have always been fan of sketches and this offering certainly delivers along with inspirations and runway looks.

Just 6 more weeks and counting ... why not grab the Project Runway countdown widget in our right sidebar for your own site to help you keep track of the days, hours and minutes until we can once again be reunited with Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum in all things Runway.

The 16 designers are bringing the talent and Lifetime is adding the fun. Sounds like a recipe for success, no?

Oh, and PS - you and your friends should join our Facebook group. And, FYI we will hit 11,000,000 page views some time today! Cheers!!

Designer Bio - Irina Shabayeva

Age 27
Birthplace: The Republic of Georgia
Current Home: New York, NY
Favorite Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier
Style Icons: Sophia Loren, Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Rami Kashou, Season 4

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Rodney Epperson

Age: 50
Birthplace: New York, NY
Current Home: New York, NY
Favorite Designer: Yohji Yamamoto
Style Icon: None
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Christian Siriano, Season 4

Click here
for more information.

Designer Bio - Ra’mon-Lawrence Coleman

Age: 31
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Current Home: Minneapolis, MN
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs
Style Icon: Diahann Carroll
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Daniel Vosovic, Season 2

Click here
for more information.

Designer Bio - Qristyl Frazier

Age: 42
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Current Home: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Designers: Gaultier, Halston, Oscar De La Renta, Givenchy, Doo Ri, Zac Posen
Style Icons: Halle Berry, Whitney Houston, Gwyneth Paltrow
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: None

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Nicolas Putvinski

Age 27
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Current Home: New York, NY
Favorite Designer: Olivier Theyskens
Style Icon: Marlene Dietrich
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Rami Kashou, Season 4

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Mitchell Hall

Age: 26
Birthplace: Melbourne, FL
Current Home: Savannah, GA
Favorite Designer: Valentino
Style Icon: Tom Ford
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Austin Scarlett, Season 1

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Malvin Vien

Age: 24
Birthplace: Englewood, CO
Current Home: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Designer: Himself (He likes what he has to say)
Style Icon: The farmers of rural China
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Jay Carroll, Season 1

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Louise Black

Age: 32
Birthplace: Temple, TX
Current Home: Dallas, TX
Favorite Designer: Christian LaCroix
Style Icon: Isabella Blow
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Jay McCarroll, Season 1

Click here
for more information.

Designer Bio - Logan Neitzel

Age: 25
Birthplace: Blackfoot, ID
Current Home: Seattle, WA
Favorite Designers: John Galliano, Tom Ford, Mason Martin Margela
Style Icon: Karl Lagerfeld
Favorite Past Project Runway Designers: Nick Verreos, Season 2;
Jeffery Sebelia, Season 3; Christian Siriano, Season 4

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Johnny Sakalis

Age: 30
Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
Current Home: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Designers: Alexander McQueen, Viktor & Rolf, John Galliano,
Nicholas Ghesquiere, Yves St. Laurent
Style Icons: Isabella Blow, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, Madonna
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Christian Siriano, Season 4

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Gordana Gehlhausen

Age: 45
Birthplace: Yugoslavia
Current Home: San Diego, CA
Favorite Designers: John Galliano
Style Icon: Grace Kelly
Favorite Past Project Runway Designers: Uli Herzner, Season 3

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Christopher Straub

Age: 30
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, MN
Current Home: Shakopee, MN
Favorite Designers: Valentino, Zac Posen
Style Icon: Victoria Beckham
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Christian Siriano, Season 4

Click here
for more information.

Designer Bio - Carol Hannah Whitfield

Age: 24
Birthplace: Anderson, SC
Current Home: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Designers: Valentino, Oscar de la Renta
Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn
Favorite Past Project Runway Designers: Santino Rice & Daniel Vosovic, Season 2; Michael Knight & Laura Bennett, Season 3; Jillian Lewis, Season 4

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Shirin Askari

Age 24
Birthplace: Tulsa, OK
Current Home: Garland, TX
Favorite Designers: Elie Saab, Jaques Fath, Christian Dior, Hussein Chalayan
Style Icon: Katherine Hepburn
Favorite Past Project Runway Designers:
Rami Kashou, Season 4; Leanne Marshall, Season 5

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Ari Fish

Age: 26
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Current Home: Kansas City, MO
Favorite Designers: Lucy Orta
Style Icon: Russell Ferguson
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: None

Click here for more information.

Designer Bio - Althea Harper

Age: 25
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Current Home: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Designers: Rodarte, Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen, Yohji Yamamoto, Versace, Preen
Style Icon: Victoria Beckham
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Christian Siriano, Season 4

Click here
for more information.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Congratulations to the BPR Season Five All-Stars

You have selected the BPR Project Runway Season Five All-Stars. Congratulations to Korto Momolu, Leanne Marshall, Jerell Scott, Kelli Martin and Stella Zotis!

Thank you everyone for voting.

Video - Heidi on GMA

A radiant Heidi Klum appeared today on Good Morning America this morning. Click on the image above to watch her - adorable!

Edited to add: Click here if you would like to see a spoilerish screencap from the promo.

Shop Leanne Marshall at Bluefly

Project Runway Season 5 winner Leanne Marshall has her collection available starting today at Bluefly. You can shop her eco-chic line here. Congratulations, Leanne!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Video - Heidi's Childhood Photos

Heidi Klum shares her baby pictures.

See more videos on

Click here for a scrapbook.

Project Runway Australia Season 2 Cast

While we're waiting for the Project Runway Season 6 cast announcement from Lifetime on July 9th we can have fun with Project Runway Australia Season 2 which premieres on Wednesday, July 8th. (As I write this it is already the 8th down under.) Click here for their promo video. The Aussie cast is Amber Renae (watch Amber's video intro here), Anthony Capon (watch Anthony's video intro here), Claudia Chabo (watch Claudia's intro here), Ivana Stipicic (watch Ivana's intro video here), Jason Chetcuti (watch Jason's intro video here), Kellyanne Russell (watch Kellyanne's intro video here), Mark Neighbour (watch Mark's intro video here), Michael Finch (watch Michael's intro video here), Ryan Whelan (watch Ryan's intro video here), William Lazootin (watch William's intro video here) and Yopie Stafurik (watch Yopie's intro video here).

The show premieres on July 8th and we will be looking for the episode on YouTube sometime tomorrow if it becomes available.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Monday Morning Mailbox

This is the cast of Project Runway Australia, Season Two which premieres tonight for the fortunate Aussies. Click here to read more about the the casting and the storytelling that make the reality show a success. Click here for an interview with the charming Kristy Hinze.

CORRECTION: PR Aussie premieres on Wednesday, July 8th.

There is still time to vote in our "BPR Season Five All-Stars" poll.

Leanne Marshall's Bluefly Collection will be available on Wednesday, July 8th.

Only three more days until we meet the season six designers. It will be fun to see how the Project Runway page on will look with new content about our favorite show.

"Drop Dead Diva" will premiere Sunday, July 12th on Lifetime. Tim Gunn will guest star in the August 16th episode titled, 'Second Chances.'
Photo courtesy of Lifetime

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Weekend News

Laura Bennett offers a fresh dose of fashion advice on Style Studio. Click the image above to watch the video.

Nick Verreos is headed to Italy. He'll be speaking about fashion to University students. Have fun, Nick.

Click here for a new interview with Project Runway Canada Season Two winner, Sunny Fong, in Toronto Life.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

To Whet Your Project Runway Appetite

We are such teases.
Photo courtesy of Lifetime

But that's why you love us, right?

Bring on Season 6 on Lifetime. And, yes, I AM drooling. (And if you aren't yet, click for a larger view. Bib recommended.)

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Leanne Marshall for Bluefly

We have received images from the Bluefly unveiling of Project Runway Season 5 Winner Leanne Marshall. Gorgeous!

Click here for more images.

Thanks, Kristen!