Sunday, February 28, 2010

From the Mailbox

The Project Runway Season Six DVD is now available. Click here to order from

Click here for a new interview with Ben Chmura from Tampa's Creative Loafing.

Click here for a new interview with Anthony Williams.

Click here for a great review of the Malan Breton Fall 2010 show from NY1.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

From the Mailbox

Project Runway season Six designer Shirin Askari debuts her first collection tonight in Dallas. Click here for tickets.

The city of Oakland honors Amy Sarabi. Click here for the report from Moya Stone.

Diana Eng held her first runway show this week! Called "Fairytale Fashion" it combined technology and fashion and scientists had front row seats. Click here for more from the Wall Street Journal. Click here for Diana's website.

Drew Magary attempts to handicap the remaining season seven designers here. Do you agree with his rankings?

From the Mailbox

No new episode of Project Runway tonight, but there are repeat episodes on the schedule at 9:00 and 10:00. (No "Models of the Runway" tonight.) Meanwhile, enjoy Anthony's "Greatest moments."

Click here for the "first look" at Heidi Klum on Desperate Housewives. Her episode airs on March 14th.

Click here for WWD's review of Irina Shabayeva's Fall 2010 Collection.

A new Cosa Nostra women's jacket designed by Jeffrey Sebelia is offered on eBay. Click here to bid.

There is Still Time... bid in the Episode Six Auctions. Right now Seth Aaron's winning design has the highest bid. Click here to see all of the auctions.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Korto Momolu's Dillard's Tour

Tim is not the only one on tour...

Korto Momolu's collection of jewelry and handbags is now available at Dillard's (click here to shop) and Korto is on tour to promote her line. Here is the schedule:

Feb. 19th Little Rock AR-Park Plaza Mall (6pm-9pm) (X)

Feb. 20th Rogers, AR-Rogers MAll (1pm-4pm) (X)

Feb. 26th Baton Rouge, LA – Mall of Louisiana (12pm-2pm)
Metaire, LA – Lakeside Shopping Center (5pm-7pm)

Feb 27th Atlanta, GA – Atlantic Station (12pm-2pm)
Atlanta, GA – Perimeter Mall (3pm – 5pm)

Mar. 4th Tampa, FL – International Plaza (2pm-4pm)

Mar. 5th Orlando, FL – Florida Mall (5pm-7pm)

Mar. 6th Jacksonville, FL – St. John’s Center (2pm-4pm)

Mar.10th Dallas, TX — Northpark Mall (5pm-7pm)

Mar. 11th Austin, TX — The Domain II (12pm-2pm)
Austin, TX – Barton Creek (5pm-7pm)

Mar.12th Arlington, TX – The Park (12pm-2pm)

Mar.13th Houston, TX – Post Oak (11pm-1pm)

Mar.19th Charlotte, NC – South Park Mall (2pm-4pm)

Mar.20th Memphis, TN – Carriage Crossing (11am-1pm)
Oak Court Mall (2pm-4pm)
Wolfchase Galleria (5:30pm-7:30pm)

Mar.25th Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Fashion (2pm-4pm)

Mar.26th Scottsdale, AZ – Fashion Square (3pm-6pm)

Tim Gunn's Spring Tour Schedule

Tim is hitting the road again for another tour! Tim will be visiting Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, and Lucky Brand Jeans Stores. Is your hometown on the list? We'd love your photos and reports.

I'm thrilled to see Scottsdale on the tour. Maybe Tim will take another ride in the Kluvo family mini-van....

From the Mailbox

Photo: Opalescent

The Minx catches up with Ping Wu. Click here for the post.

Click here for an interview with Project Runway Season Six designer, Gordana Gehlhausen in Vogue Knitting.

Irina Shabayeva is one of Time Out New York's "Breakout Designers." Click here for the story. Thanks Rie.

Pamela Ptak will be showing her collection this week at "Showroom New York." Click here for more info.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday News

First, a programming reminder: there is no new episode this week! Project Runway returns on Thursday, March 4. Now onto the news:

Tim Gunn spoke at Georgia State University yesterday and gave up some juicy dish in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He's done defending Season 6, thinks now that the plan is to stay in New York for future seasons and that Bravo "meddled" excessively with who got eliminated in Season 5.

Here's the view from the seats of Tim's talk from someone who had her question answered.

Heidi Klum's 4-year old son Henry has gotten really tall!

Oasis Magazine interviews Jay Nicolas Sario.

Monday, February 22, 2010

From the Mailbox

Photo: WWD

This Christian Siriano shoe is part of a WWD review of styles shown at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows. Think we'll see these at Payless?

Shirin Askari will be showing her latest collection in Dallas on Friday. The event is hosted by the fabulous Fashionistas. Click here for more information.

Click here for a great new backstage interview with Christian Siriano and a look at his Fall 2010 Bryant Park Show from Fox411.

Maya Luz is offering a design workshop on February 28 from 2:00 - 4:00 at "Make & Mingle" in Fairfield, Connecticut. Click here to register.

Project Runway Season Three designer, Mychael Knight will be at the Celebrity Chocolate Buffet in Atlanta on Friday, Feb. 26. Click here for details.

Preview Video - Season 7 - Episode 7

Please note that this episode will air on Thursday, March 4th. No new episode this week!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Monday Morning Mailbox

Photo: Conor Doherty

Maya Luz participated in the "Shake the Runway" benefit fashion show for Haitian relief in Boston on Saturday night.

Click here for more behind-the-scenes photos. We hope to have runway photos soon.

Which designer is the season seven "villain?" Do we have one yet? Click here for our poll.

Christopher Straub Rates the Runway episode 6 on Reality Wanted.

Click here for Carol Hannah Whitfield's recap.

Actress Kaili Thorne wears a Jesus Estrada Design to her 18th Birthday Party


The mother-daughter challenge resulted in some mixed, yet still funny, reviews from the recapping brigade:

You just know David Dust still has this catalog in his closet...
The New Old Biddy has some words for Tory Burch...
Eric3000 calls it a national holiday...
Cliff is back from vacation...
Elisa: a mini-bag lady and a clown walk into a bar...
Jordan Baker is not the only one worried about Kate Winslet...
Maxthegirl comes up with the funiest titles...
Hannah noticed Tim on the dirty floor...
Lorraine saw an episode of Kid Hater Theater...
Miz Shoes shares her perky demeanor...
Second City Style says ho-hum...
And Toyouke takes us home.

If you have a recap to share, e-mail the link to Team BPR. Thanks gang!

Update: Click here for The Mysterious Q.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Episode 6 Online - "A Little Bit of Fashion"

Click here to watch the full episode.

From The Mailbox

Click here for a new interview with Seth Aaron Henderson from The Columbian.
Photo credit: Barbara Nitke/Lifetime Networks

Click here for a closer look at Irina Shabayeva's Fall 2010 collection from Famespy.

Jezebel recaps "A Little Bit of Fashion" here. Don't miss the final clip of Tim Gunn.

Friday, February 19, 2010

BPR Love For Janeane Marie Ceccanti

Even though she was eliminated in this week's episode, Janeane saw her dream come true with a show at Bryant Park!

Click here to see Janeane's finale collection.

Click here for Janeane's website.

Click here for the BPR podcast.

Kit Pistol - Fall 2010

Kit Pistol held an exhibition of her Fall 2010 collection on February 16 at etnies NYC Gallery in New York City.

Her are some of her ready-to-wear looks soon to be available at your local etnies retailer.

Project Runway Season Four designer Jack Mackenroth was at the exhibit and sends us these photos.

Thanks Jack!!!!

Amanda Fields Models for Malan Breton

Very extensive coverage of Malan's Show here at Happy LOL Day!

Poll - Episode 6 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: 1). Amy 2). Anthony 3). Ben 4). Emilio 5). Janeane
6). Jay
7). Jesse 8). Jonathan 9). Maya 10). Mila 11). 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 Tory Burch.

Click here to tell us who should have won.

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

From the Mailbox

Click here for an interview with Tim Gunn about "celebrity fashion."

Why would Tim purchase a Playboy?

Click here for a Nick Verreos review of Olympics Ice Skating fashion.

Click here for a look at Althea Harper's Fall 2010 Collection.

Click here for another look at Leanne Marshall's collection.

The New Old Biddy is losing interest in our favorite show...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Reactions To Episode 6

Photo: Lifetime Network

Were you as exasperated as Nina or amused like Michael Kors? Maybe both at the same time! Post your reactions to Episode 6 here.

Episode 6 Party!

Photo: Lifetime Network

Hi kids! Even though all of you should really be in bed right now, we're going to let you stay up late to watch a very special episode of Project Runway this evening. We've even employed several leggy models to look after you. Won't this be fun?!?

Welcome all to the BPR romper room where tonight we are going to party like 6 year olds. (Yes, we realize that is what the scene is usually like anyways...) It's nothing but Shirley Temples and fruit punch getting poured at the bar this week. So come on in, get your sugar rush on prepare to squeal. It's party time!

BPR Live Play By Play: Episode 6

Malan Breton - Fall 2010

Photo: Jerritt Clark/WireImage

"American Idol" contestant Anoop Desai sang and "Real Housewife of New York" Countess LuAnn deLesseps modeled at Malan Breton's Fall 2010 Show.

Malan also featured the Sa Dance Company and many celebrity and socialite guests.

Photo: Jerritt Clark/WireImage

BPR Field Reporter Rie Sadler was at the show and sends us this report - thanks Rie!

BPR Field Reporter, Rie Sadler, attended Malan Breton's Fall 2010 Show and sends us this report - thanks Rie!

On a beautiful but freezing day in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Malan Breton showcased his Fall 2010 collection. The audience was filled with celebrity guests including Alex McCord from “The Real Housewives of New York City”, Ronnie Kroell from “Make Me a Supermodel”, Mark Indelicato from “Ugly Betty”, singers Sacha Boutros and Constantine Maroulis, and several Project Runway alumni. This show by far was Malan’s most over-the-top production to date.

Runway photos from Melissa J. Daniels.

Click here to continue.

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 5

Our polls for Episode 5 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Ben Chmura deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You agreed with the judges and thought that Anna should have been the 'auf.' Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 6 poll.

Images courtesy of

Project Runway Fantasy Game Update from Mark Y - Week 5

Tots on the Runway!

Tonight should be a real hoot. Last week Tim called Episode 5 the biggest challenge in PR history awarding a shot of Heidi in the winning designer's look on the cover of Marie Claire ( SJP in S4 was the biggest challenge, if y'ask me.) This week appears to be the smallest challenge with pint-sized divas strutting and vamping in front of the judges.

So who to pick for a stylish Fantasy Team? Seth Aaron is a dad and should be able communicate with kids. Anthony has a great big smile so I think he'll be able to charm them into even their least favorite color. Pictures indicate that Emilio and Jesse grew up with siblings. And Mila was pretty in pink as little girl and seemed to love parties and puppies so she should know what little girls like.

I think I'm sticking with my team from last week. Amy looks kinda' dour but I don't trust preview editing. So that's that for me - Anthony, Amy and Mila, in alphabetical order.

So does anyone have any untold gossip from Fashion Week that we haven't heard yet? And, I'd like to add that the PR_Superfans team has more than 100 members. If our team had a uniform, which PR designer would you choose to design it?

See you all in the BPR Party Room tonight.

Tonight On BPR

Photo: Lifetime Network

How cute is that? She's lost in the land of giants!

In case you hadn't noticed, it's a kid-themed challenge tonight on Project Runway in Episode 6 "A Little Bit of Fashion". Team BPR has recovered from their brief jaunt into the Big Apple last week and is ready for action. Here's the plan for tonight:
  • Tbone will be back in blogcast booth with suzq for live play by play coverage of Episode 6. If you find yourself without Lifetime or are on the west coast and can't wait to find out the results, this is your ticket! Pre-game starts at 9:30 p.m. with live coverage at 10:00 p.m. ET.
  • The BPR playpen, er, party room opens at 9:30 p.m.Come watch slightly normal adults act like little kids while they watch Project Runway together.
  • After the show, stop by our reactions thread to whine, cry and have any sort of fit you like about tonight's episode. We won't even give you a time out!

Just another Thursday at the BPR Day Care Center. See you tonight!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

From the Mailbox

Photo: GenArt

This is the Wesfeld collection from GenArt's "Plastics Make it Possible" Show.

Click here for another look at Irina Shabayeva's collection.

What did Michael Kors think of Faith Hill? Click here for the interview.

Poll: Will Maya Luz be Eliminated This Week?

There is Still Time... bid in the episode five auctions on Right now, Jay's design has the highest bid.

Click here to see all of the auctions.

There is also still time to vote in our episode five "Your Turn to be the Judge" poll.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tim Gunn on The View

Preview Video - Season 7 - Episode 6

BPR Interview with Anna Lynett

Project Runway Season Seven designer Anna Lynett talks about her experience on the show and her plans for the future.
Click here for the podcast.
Click here for Anna's website.
Click here for Anna's exit interview on

Thank you Anna!

From the Mailbox

Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault join Molly Sims to discuss the WesFeld collection.

Click here to bid on a Project Runway auction lot to benefit the "Watch us Care" Haitian relief efforts. The lot includes a copy of Tim Gunn's "Guide to Quality, Taste and Style," and a season two DVD.

Our friends at Bluefly were at Korto Momolu's show. Click here for the report.

Click here for a review of Daniel Vosovic's Fall Collection.

Episode 6 Guest Judge: Tory Burch

Photo: Lifetime Network

Popular designer Tory Burch, whose Fall 2010 collection just happens to be showing tomorrow morning in Bryant Park, is this week's guest judge.

Leanne Marshall - Fall 2010

Amanda Fields for Leanne Marshall, Fall 2010 All photos: Coutorture

Leanne Marshall's Fall 2010 Collection was inspired by topography - yes, maps! The influence is evident here:

...and in many of the other looks from the collection. The talented season five winner presented a full range of garments including coats, skirts, jackets, cocktail dresses, and gowns.

Leanne admits working until the last minute and without sleep for 48 hours! She had help from fellow Project Runway alums, Maya Luz and Suede.

Our "Man on the scene," Mark Y, sat with Wesley Nault and Jennifer Diederich. He reports that Korto Momolu, Jay McCarroll, Ben Chmura and Jonathan Peters were in attendance. Season five model Karalyn West was also in the show. Mark describes the collection as glamorous and still "very Leanne." She has a distinctive look that is always fresh and original.

Click here for more images from the collection.

Heidi Klum Talks About the Season Seven Finale Show

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Amanda Fields Models for Keith Lissner

Amanda has had a busy week. She posed in Keith Lissner's presentation last Thursday and for Leanne Marshall yesterday. You will recognize Keith if you watched "The Fashion Show" on Bravo.

Click here and here for more.

WesFeld 2010

BPR Field Reporter Jessica Switaj attended Wesley Nault and Daniel Feld's show on Wednesday and sends us this report - thanks Jes!

On Wednesday evening, February 10th, I attended the GenArt New Garde fashion show, held at Drive-in Studios in Manhattan. As you probably already know, Wesley Nault and Daniel Feld were the stars of the evening, having recently won the GenArt competition sponsored by Plastics Make It Possible.

They used their $10,000 prize money to create an amazing collection inspired by past and present sea life, including coral, barnacles, trilobite fossils and conch shells. The inspiration was clearly present in each gorgeous, painstakingly constructed piece. I was able to stop by the WesFeld studio a few days before the show, so I can attest to the nearly countless hours that were taken to make these designs phenomenal.

Click here to continue.

Irina Shabayeva - Fall 2010

BPR Field Reporter Mark Y attended Irina's Show on Saturday night and sent us this report. Thank you Mark!

Irina's flight theme was evident in the use of feathers and wing motifs. The venue was very nice, with a white runway, drapes and chairs. There were striking Irina tote bags on each chair. Eighty-four seats and as many and more stood behind on both sides.

Many staffers in black, all teched up, and an obvious, but not in your face, presence of the Tupperware sponsorship which I think is very smart. Several people were obviously bussed from the tents because they were carrying the DHL vinyl bag many of which disappeared into Irina's chic black and white tote. I got a look inside the bag - all the items were in a Tupperware storage bin, another smart touch, a cookie, which my neighbor shared with me and make up mostly.

Waiters passed wine and special cocktails, pink and yellow. The music came on around 7:00 and amped up the excitement.

The collection reminded me throughout of Irina's Aspen Challenge look. Remember? The hooded knit vest? Variations on that. More glamour and less edge than her Bryant Park finale.

Several fantasy looks at the end in black, white, black and white and of course the feather dress which Kaelyn wore as the final look. Kalyn told me from her perch that it was quite comfortable.

It was quite a spectacular show and I was thrilled to be there.


Click here for more from Irina's show.

Click here for lots of photos.

Althea Harper FOCUS Trade Show Fashion Show

From the Mailbox

Project Runway Season Four model, Lea Rannells walks for Christian Siriano Fall 2010.

Heidi Klum wears a Nick Verreos design on Project Runway! Click here for details.

Heidi will appear on an upcoming episode of Desperate Housewives. Click here for more.

Don't miss Jay McCarroll on Celebrity Fit Club 7: Boot Club tonight. Click here for a preview.

Click here for more from Irina Shabayeva's show from Racked.

Mychael Knight and Carol Hannah Whitfield are among the designers showing at Charleston Fashion Week, March 16-20. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Heidi Klum wore Gucci to the season seven finale and Faith Hill wore Marchesa. Both looked radiant. Click here for more.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Season 7 Finale Collections

10 Project Runway Season 7 designers showed their 10-piece collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Friday, February 12 at Bryant Park.

Click on the face of each designer to see their collection. You will see the dresses in the order that they were shown. SPOILER WARNING: purists that want to avoid seeing the garments before the finale show airs, do not click on the images.

For those of you who decided to look at the collections, what did you think?


Uncle Nick knows how to design for a cover...
Eric3000 liked Ben for the win...
David Dust says it's a fierceness fail...
Jordan Baker is rightly irritated at "Mary Clare"...
Maxthegirl gives us Klum and Doom...
Miz Shoes is all happy happy, joy joy...
Here's the Runway Rundown from Chris March on TV Guide...
Hannah has a lesson for laptop users...
Ji Hyun thinks Mila is a dead ringer for Natasha...
Toyouke looks forward to kids in the workroom...

Thank you recappers, see you next week!
Have a recap to share? E-mail the link to Team BPR.

Update: Click here for Elisa!

Amanda's Take - Season 7 - Episode 4

Amanda Fields at the HauteLook Suite during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

I'm in New York and today (February 11th) is the first official day of the LAST fashion week in Bryant Park! Next season will be in the beautiful Lincoln Center and will be a fun, new experience. I've already booked a few shows and I'll keep you posted as things are confirmed!

Tomorrow morning (Friday) I will be walking the runway in Bryant Park for my 5th Project Runway Finale! I think the only person who can beat that is Heidi. ;)

I have been running into a few PR models from this season as well as other seasons! I have to say, the girls I've met from this season are all really sweet!

This week's challenge was to create a red dress for a fashion week gala event, for the Cambell's Soup AdDress your heart program! I love when PR partners with something really inspiring and beneficial!

...and I LOVE a red dress. Yes, even being a redhead, I still love to wear red. :)

These women are so inspiring, it was incredible to see them telling their stories to the designers. I actually really like it when the designers have to design for women that aren't the typical model size, because most people aren't!!

I never like to critique women who appear on Project Runway who are not professional models, because they do not do this for a living. I was just looking for the ladies to have fun and they did!

I love how Amy's model, Kasey, was so supportive of her win, even though she didn't walk for her this week. SO sweet. I want to work out with that trainer!!

Alexis doesn't come across as anything other than a sweet model who is a little outspoken - and prodded by producers. I think she meant well and is trying to have fun with the show. We shall see, but I still think she is a good model!

Looking forward to the show tonight!

xoxo Amanda

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tim's Video Recap: Episode 5

Project Runway at Fashion Week

Photo : Brian Bedder/Getty Images

The early news and reviews are coming in from yesterday's runway show:

The New York Post picks their Top 4 collections...
USA Today has a gallery with some of the looks...
ABC News covered Christian Siriano's show...
OK! Magazine does a runway rundown...
The Fug Girls are hilarious as usual...
ETA: Here's The Boston Globe...

We're still working on the photos from the Project Runway show. Thanks for your patience!

Friday, February 12, 2010

At Christian Siriano

Brad Walsh and Maya Luz

Christian Siriano

It's a Hive at Christian Siriano

Right before the show.

Victorya Hong at Christian Siriano

Before the show with Tbone.

Finale Judges

Photo: WireImage

Project Runway Season 7 finale judges Nina Garcia, Faith Hill, Heidi Klum and Michael Kors.

What Happened To Maya?

That is the big question everyone is asking coming out of the tent at Bryant Park. After last night's elimination of Anna, there were still 11 designers left in the competition. We fully expected to see 11 collections today but Heidi said right at the beginning of the show there would be 10 shown. We initially passed it off as simply a misstatement on Heidi's part but in the end there were only 10 collections that walked!

Inexplicably missing was Maya Luz. She was in the crowd to watch the finale but did not show a collection. What happened? Her work has been among the strongest of any of the designers up to this point and many of us would not have been surprised to see her as a finalist. What could have transpired on the show that would have left her out? Your guess is as good as ours.

Laura K with Irina

BPR Live Blog of the PR7 Finale

Team BPR is in the tent at Bryant Park! Click on the comments below for our live blog of the Season 7 finale.

Amy is last

10 designers are showing.

Ben is next

10 designers are showing.

Mila is next

10 designers are showing.

Emilio is next.

10 designers are showing.

Seth Aaron is next

10 designers are showing.

Jesse showed next

10 designers are showing.

Anthony is next

10 designers are showing.

Jonathan is next.

10 designers are showing.

Janeane Second

10 designers are showing. They are showing 10 looks each.

Jay is up first

10 designers are showing.

Heidi Introduces