Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bluefly-Cam Episode 3

From The Mailbox

Pamela Ptak and Marla Duran are joined by fellow designers, Georgiana Torrella and Judy Reinford in a toast to season seven. Thanks Judy!

Georgiana, Judy, Pamela and Marla

Click here for Carol Hannah Whitfield's episode 3 blog for

Click here for Christopher Straub's recap of episode 3 for

Click here to watch a new Tim Gunn video on

Amanda's Take - Season 7 - Episode 3

Project Runway Model, Amanda Fields returns with her take on episode three. Thanks Amanda!

Are the opening credits different? I love it; it feels more personal and fun.

My jaw dropped looking at the clothes from the curatorial department of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My goodness. Simple fit with exquisite detail is breathtaking. That billowy pink Balenciaga coat reminded me of Chloe Dao's finale collection! I love high end looks! Drama!! When Tim called out the team leaders.. I was thinking: obviously one of these people will be out! (They always eliminate the leader of a team!) Jesse saying "I don't want Ping to pick me..." I can already tell they are in the bottom three.

A great model would never sell out a designer. As I have said before, sometimes I may not understand or necessarily like an outfit that I'm modeling, but I wear it as if it is the hottest new thing. Oh Megan WHY!? (PS I wrote this BEFORE Models of the Runway came on!) After understanding that she is new to the modeling world, I will cut her a little slack. I am sure she won't make the same mistake again. I know I have always been talkative, but not negative.

After seeing the outfits this week (not made out of burlap) I can see that the eliminated designer, Pamela, from the last episode was not to blame for making the model's butt look big. You can see in the form fitting dress this week. It is a matter of opinion as to her body being runway material, I am simply stating that Pamela should not have been blamed.

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Uncle Nick wants to give the PR designers a fashion history test...
David Dust travels to the lake. BIG LAKE!
Eric3000, based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire...
Cliffie has no trouble casting a shadow...
Don't miss Miz Shoes' Buzzword Bingo cards...
Lorraine never got to make her halibut...
Maxthegirl thinks Ping shopuld stay just for the fun of it...
Second City Style keeps the unoffcial PR quote archive...
Jordan Baker was not sad to see Ping ponged...
And Toyouke tells it like it is...

Thank you recappers, see you again next week. Same bat time, same bat channel.

Update: Don't miss The Mysterious Q, Elisa, and Una LaMarche!

Have a recap to share? E-mail Team BPR to get in on the 'looza.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

BPR Podcast with Ping Wu

Project Runway Season Seven designer, Ping Wu talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight: Ping tells us what she wishes was included in episode three.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for Ping's website. Thank you Ping!

Episode 3 Online - "The Highs and Lows of Fashion"

Don't forget that you can watch Project Runway Episode 3 online (click here for and On Demand through your cable provider starting today.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Runway Rundown with Chris March - Season 7 - Episode 3

Tim Gunn's Video Recap - Season 7 - Episode 3

More here about Jay's immunity.

Congratulations, Mila

The visit to the museum seemed to energize you and and you stated that you felt that this challenge was your first chance to truly express your point of view. This was most assuredly a 'WOW' on the runway from the moment Lorena displayed the batwing silhouette showing off the color block construction for maximum effect. Matthew Williamson noted that your look was sportswear inspired, clean and graphic and you sold Heidi Klum for she would love to have that coat. Michael Kors applauded that you showed separates and the judges found the ensemble exciting and modern. Bravissima, Mila!

This post is only for positive words for Mila Hermanovski. If you have negative commentary or something to say about another designer, you may do so in our Reactions post here.

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BPR Love for Ping Wu

Every season of Project Runway needs a free spirit, a visionary, an artist; this year that role firmly belonged to you. You embraced every challenge and threw your heart and soul completely into it. You seemed reborn with each new opportunity to express yourself and it was a pleasure to watch you respond to your garments on the catwalk. You came to learn and to meet the other designers but you left as an unforgettable part of Season 7. We were intrigued and you got us talking and isn't that what making art is all about?

This post is only for positive words for Ping Wu. If you have negative commentary or something to say about another designer, you may do so in our Reactions post here.

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Poll - Episode 3 - Your Turn to Be the Judge

Photos: Top view is 'Look for Less' and bottom view is 'Signature Look.'
1) Amy/Jesus 2) Anna/Emilio 3) Anthony/Seth Aaron
4) Ben/Janeane 5) Jay/Maya 6) Jonathan/Mila 7) Jesse/Ping
Photos courtesy of 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 Matthew Williamson.

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.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Reactions To Episode 3

Photo: Lifetime Network

Project Runway returned to a couple of familiar venues in Episode 3 as the designers faced their first team challenge of Season 7. What did you think? Post your reactions to Episode 3 here.

Episode 3 Party!

Photo: Lifetime Network
Come along now designers, we are off on another field trip. Be careful as you cross the street and really, you should all hold hands so no one gets lost. Jay, I know how important it is for your hair to look perfect in the city, but if you get hit by a racing cab, it will not matter anymore.

It's Thursday night party time at BPR! All are welcome as we cheer and jeer the 14 remaining designers in tonight's new epiosde of Project Runway. Just click on the comments under this post and join the fun!

BPR Live Play By Play: Episode 3

There is Still Time to Bid in the Episode 2 Auctions

Right now, Jay's winning garment has the highest bid.

Click here to see all of the auctions.

Project Runway Fantasy Game Update from Mark Y

Photo: Lifetime

It's time for Week Two in the Project Runway Fantasy Game. The designers will have lots to say this week - the first team challenge of the season. And you know they always hate that. With all the sniping and griping you're bound to pick up points for one of the many quote categories. So pick your team now. Points, points, points.

Congrats to PR Superfan team member BedHead, our leader with 25 points. Picking Jay, Emilio and Anna, BedHead scored with a win and two ins, plus a couple of quotes and at least one discouraging word, oh my. It couldn't have been burlap. A win in this scoring scenario is kind of like the fashion equivalent of a double word score in Scrabble. Points for being in and the win!

Click here for a rundown of how points are scored.

I, on the other hand, being only as fashionable as the Banana Republic sale corner, tallied a total of two. On my team were Anna, Anthony and Emilio. I'm sticking with my boys but saying so long to Anna and welcoming Mila. I believe she'll get lots of camera time.

You're not on the team? Its not too late. Click here to join other PRSuperFans!

Tonight's Guest Judge is Matthew Williamson

Trivia: Heidi Klum wore a Matthew Williamson design to which season's finale show?

More From Daniel Franco and his American Idol Audition

Photo: Fox

Click here for an interview with Daniel Franco from Entertainment Weekly. A highlight: Franco plans to audition for the upcoming US version of Simon Cowell's "The X Factor."
Good luck Daniel.

Tonight On BPR

Photo: Lifetime Television

Tim appears to be much more in his element this week, doesn't he? We can only imagine the level of relief he must have had after wiping off his muck encrusted farm boots.

It's team challenge time on Project Runway, always a recipe for designer drama. BPR is your source for new episode fun:
  • Can the BPR party animals transition smoothly from the barnyard to the Upper East Side? Of course they can't. But they are fabulous anyways and we'll open our doors to them at 9:30 p.m. for our weekly party post.
  • Every week is a team challenge for Tbone and suzq as they provide live play by play action of Episode 3. Tbone can't stand suzq's diva-like behavior and suzq has no tolerance for Tbone's cheap wit and poor grammar. Good thing they work on this 700 miles apart from each other! Join them live beginning at 10:00 p.m.
  • Make sure to come back and sound off in our weekly reactions thread, posted immediately after the episode airs on the east coast.

Thursday night on BPR - don't miss it!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 2

Our polls for Episode 2 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Amy Sarabi deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with judges and thought that Ping should have been the 'auf.' Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 3 poll.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tim Gunn's Video Recap - Season 7 - Episode 2

Tim Gunn's Blog - "The Fashion Farm"

Click here to read Tim's Take on episode two.

A highlight: "And now to be very blunt: I was stunned that Jay won. His final look (see his garment in Rate the Runway) struck me as being more suitable for the Ice Capades than a fashion runway."

Amanda's Take - Season 7 - Episode 2

Project Runway Model Amanda Fields returns this week with her take on episode two. Thank you Amanda.

Hello again!!

Potato, potAto... to each his or her own!
Creating looks out of a potato sack was definitely a challenge, and very entertaining to watch! I love that this episode was entitled, "The Fashion Farm" because, in a wonderful way, isn't that what Project Runway can be? I mean that in a positive way, they are in a closed, enriching environment, they are being trained and prodded by Tim Gunn and then the judges determine what gets to be the winner.. the pick of the litter! It was quite the twist to have the models choosing designers AFTER the designers has selected their models for this week! Ha ha.. I liked it. (As you could have guessed.) "She's so beautiful, she'd even look great in a potato sack!" I love that. And the models DID look great!

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Daniel Franco on American Idol!

Did you catch the Project Runway designer on American Idol last night? Here's a replay...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Christian Siriano For Payless Available March 2010

Photo: Payless

Christian Siriano's shoes will be available at Payless in the spring. Retail price: $79.99!!!! Click here for more information.

Just for a reference - here is what the shoes looked like on the runway in September:

Photo: Imaxtree

Embroidered Tim Gunn

Sarah must be a devoted fan! Click here for more.

Please Vote in the Episode Two BPR Poll on

Who would win in a tractor pull? Click here for the poll.

Heidi Klum Attends the Unveiling of her Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds

Photo: Florian Seefried/WireImage

Click here for more photos.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Preview Video - Season 7 - Episode 3


The new and improved Project Runway is bringing the recappers back out of the woodwork:

Uncle Nick pays homage to Ethel and Lucy...
Eric3000 has some vitamins he'd like to sell you...
The New Old Biddy would never wear hip buckets. Would she?
David Dust channels Alexis Carrington...
Cliffie is working onhis designer nicknames...
Jordan Baker still isn't won over...
Maxthegirl loves being flabbergasted by Tim...
Lorraine knows all about potato sacks...
Miz Shoes is back...
And so is Elisa...
Second City Style catalogues all the best quotes...
Ji Hyun thinks things are getting delicious...
And Toyouke was loving all of it.

Update: Click here for the Mysterious Q, and here for Christopher Straub.
Thank you recappers, it's nice to see some old familiar faces again. See you next week!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

BPR Podcast with Pamela Ptak

Project Runway Season Seven designer Pamela Ptak talks about her experience on the Lifetime Show.

Click here for Pamela's website.

Click here for the podcast.

Thank you Pamela!

PS - be sure to vote in our "Your Turn to be the Judge" Poll.

Weekend News

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Click here for an interview with Pamela Ptak.

Click here for Ben Chmura's thought on the burlap challenge.

Althea Harper will be showing her latest designs on January 31st in Dayton. The charity event will benefit the Humane Society. Click here for more info.

Click here to read a transcript of the latest live-chat with Carol Hannah Whitfield from LiveCloud. Christopher Straub will be live on Feb. 1st from 4:00 - 5:00 PST.

The True Measure of Tim Gunn's Advice is examined here at Village Voice.

Finally, Caption This Tim Gunn moment at Flypaper.

Episode 2 Online - "The Fashion Farm"

Don't forget that you can watch Project Runway Episode 2 online (click here for and On Demand through your cable provider starting today.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Runway Rundown - Season 7 - Episode 2

Here's the latest rundown from Chris March.

Bluefly-Cam Episode 2

Congratulations, Jay

How does one transform the fabric of bumpkins and rubes and make it into a garment worthy of a fashion industry event? One would think it would require magic but not in your creative hands. You saw not the coarse nature of the cloth but the possibility to replicate 'feathers' when frayed. No smoke and mirrors were involved but as Lauren Hutton observed you managed to make burlap look expensive and light. The fitted bodice coupled with the flirty, ethereal froth of the skirt was noted by Heidi to be perfectly appropriate as a cocktail dress. This feminine look bewitched the judges and your client obviously was enchanted with level of sophistication you infused in this frock. Applause to Jay!

This post is only for positive words for Jay Nicolas Sario. If you have negative commentary or something to say about another designer, you may do so in our Reactions post here.

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BPR Love for Pamela Ptak

You felt very confident in your treatment of the burlap, transforming it with blue dye to mimic faded, ombre denim. Michael Kors observed how beautifully you handled the color and how it did indeed appear to be the stuff of jeans. It was also noted that your garment was well-constructed; you went out with the opportunity in two challenges to showcase your considerable skills and your point-of-view. But as you noted, you also had the chance be a part of and meet a very talented group of people, to make friends. Now you get the chance to meet even more friends that are fans of the show and that now will be watching your efforts, cheering you on along the way. Hold your head high, Pamela!

This post is only for positive words for Pamela Ptak. If you have negative commentary or something to say about another designer, you may do so in our Reactions post here.

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From The Mailbox

Christopher Straub will be at the Philadelphia Home Show today, January 22nd. Click here for details.

Click here for a new interview with Diana Eng. Diana will be teaching in Savannah on January 27-28.

The Fug Girls approve of Christian Siriano's gown for Christina Hendricks.

Poll - Episode 2 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: (top, l-r) Amy, Anna, Anthony, Ben and Emilio
(center, l-r) Janeane, Jay, Jesse, Jesus and Johnathan
(bottom, l-r) Maya, Milla, Pamela, Ping and Seth Aaron
Photos courtesy of 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 Lauren Hutton.

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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Reactions To Episode 2

It was field trip time for our Project Runway designers as they were sent away from their urban comfort center and out to the farm. What did you think of this aMOOsing challenge? Post your reactions to Episode 2 here.

Episode 2 Party!

Take a big, deep, long whiff designers. What's that odor? No, Anthony did not just cut the cheese. Thats the distinct smell of snark emanating from the BPR party barn.

Welcome back Runway fans, it's time for another turn on the dance floor as we celebrate Episode 2, "The Fashion Farm" together. Grab your partner and do-si-do your way in for all the fun. It's party time!

BPR Live Play By Play: Episode 2

Four VIP Tickets to the Project Runway Season Seven Finale Show at Bryant Park Offered in Charity Auction.

Click here to bid on tickets to the Feb. 12th show.

Own a Piece of Project Runway History

There is still time to bid on the Episode One garments. Click here for the auction. Right now Emilio's winning dress has the highest bid.

Tonight On BPR

Tim and the magic bag, down on the farm! After a sparkling Season 7 opener Project Runway has gone to the cows, literally, for Episode 2. BPR will of course be on hand for all the fun. Here's the plan:

  • No Lifetime? No problem! Tbone and suzq will strap on their most fashionable set of overalls to bring you live play by play coverage of Episode 2 as it happens.
  • The BPR party barn will swing open its doors at 9:30 p.m. Come join our snarky family as we watch Episode 2 together.
  • Tell us what you thought of the new episode in our weekly reactions thread, posted immediately after it airs.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 1

Our polls for Episode 1 are closed. You agreed with the judges that Emilio Sosa deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also agreed with judges' choice and felt that Christiane should have been the 'auf.' Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 2 poll.

Photos courtesy of Project

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Amanda's Take - Season 7 - Episode 1

Season Three Model, Amanda Fields returns to BPR with her take on the models each week - thanks Amanda!

It is so incredibly refreshing to see the designers on Project Runway walking and sashaying down the street in New York into the Atlas Apartment building and into the Parsons School of Design. This is the show we all love and have a soft spot for in our hearts. There is nothing at all wrong with doing the show here in LA, it's just not the same show.

Simply based on personalities, I think the final three (I only have it narrowed down to 4) will be the girl from Portland (Janeane), Maya, Emilio and Amy Sarabi...

After seeing the clothes on the runway, LOVE Jay Nicholas! LOVE Emilio! LOVE Janeane! LOVE MILA! Like Maya...

MODELS I LOVE Holly, Alexis, Brittany.

"She looks like a Hershey Chocolate Bar!" Oh Nina. Hilarious.

And the winner of the challenge is.. EMILIO! WITH HOLLY! Dream team to watch!

Photos courtesy of

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"Style Through The Ages" Project Runway Spoof

This is a promo for a kids series from Team Marco Polo!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tim Gunn's Video Recap of the Season Seven Premiere from Facebook

Lauren Hutton to Judge Project Runway Episode Two This Thursday

“We were so lucky to have Lauren Hutton as a guest judge,” says Executive Producer Jane Cha. “She was knowledgeable, feisty and is obviously an icon of the modeling and fashion industry in general..."

Click here for more.

From The Mailbox

Photo: Nick Verreos

Nick Verreos attends Christiane King's Fashion Show on January 14th.

Ben Chmura offers his insights after watching episode one.

The New Old Biddy is back with her recap of the season seven premiere.

Michael Kors has opened a new store in Chicago. Click here for details.

Jay McCarroll is Looking Great!

Jay taught a "Mystery Bag" class at Philadelphia's Spool Fabric Shop on Saturday. Click here for the full story.

Meryl Streep's Gown Designed by Chris March is Among Those Being Auctioned for Haiti

Photos: Jason Merritt/Getty; Matt Sayles/AP Photo; Kevin Winter/Getty

Best Actress winner Meryl Streep, Olivia Wilde and Amy Poehler are among the stars donating their Golden Globes dresses for an auction benefiting Haiti earthquake victims. Next week's auction will feature Wilde's plunging Gucci gown, Poehler's fiery one-shoulder Jay Godfrey and Streep's off-the-shoulder, belted Chris March dress as well as suits worn by Josh Brolin and Gerard Butler. One hundred percent of the profits will go directly towards relief for the devastated Caribbean country.

Check for more info.

Source: InStyle

Monday, January 18, 2010

Heidi Klum and Seal on The Golden Globes Red Carpet

Photo: Granitz/WireImage

Heidi is wearing a Roberto Cavalli gown. Click here for more information.

Trivia: Roberto Cavalli judged which episode during which season of Project Runway?

Chris March Designed Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Gown

Photo: WireImage

The Season Four designer created the gown that Streep wore to accept her seventh Golden Globe for Best Actress!

Here is his note to BPR:
Hi Guys--I was sworn to secrecy, but now I can tell you that I designed and made Meryl Streep's dress for the Golden Globes (!) There are tons of great pics at


Click here for more photos and information.

"Mad Men" Star Christina Hendricks in a Christian Siriano Design at The Golden Globes Award Show Last Night

The peach organza gown was custom-made for Hendricks and she is "thrilled" with the result.

Photo: Granitz/WireImage

Click here for more information.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Project Runway Season 1 Designer Kara Saun on "Launch My Line" this Week

Wednesday night at 10:00.

Join us at Blogging Bravo for coverage of Launch My Line.


Hallelujah! Season 7 has started with a bang and our merry band of recappers have returned to enhance your Runway experience. It's looza time:

David Dust is back and better than ever...
Uncle Nick was grooving on the Parsons decor...
Eric3000 cranks out a hilarious Avatar send up...
Lorraine has a boss thats makes her do these recaps...
Cliffieland has access to te real bios...
Jordan Baker is trying to act like she didn't love it...
Maxthegirl has awakened from her nightmare...
Second City Style is back with all the memorable quotes...
Wendy Kaufman noted the men comparing their weight...
And of course the ever reliable Toyouke in the anchor spot.

A couple of late arrivals: Click here for The Mysterious Q, and here for The Project Runway Examiner.

Welcome back recappers! If you have a Project Runway recap to share, e-mail a link to Team BPR to get in on the fun. See you next week!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Episode 1 Online - "Back to New York"

Don't forget that you can watch Project Runway Episode 1 online (click here for and On Demand through your cable provider starting today.