Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ask Mindy - Bluefly's Accessory Specialist

Introducing your opportunity to "Ask Mindy" any questions about the Bluefly accessories used on each episode.

Our first question is from Jennifer F.

I write because I am DYING to buy the shoes that Monique was wearing on episode 9 - and I can't find out who the designer is/ where to get them? Any way you could help me out here? Many thanks - Jennifer

Those were great shoes - the Report Signature black leather 'Downey 2' cut-out pump with 4½'' patent stiletto heel. Unfortunately the style is sold out, but there are several similar styles still available.

The Sage by Michael Kors,

The Rizzo by Boutique 9,

And this strappy black platform from Cesare Paciotti.

Did you know that you can win a piece of Project Runway history? One accessory from the wall is awarded each week. Click here to enter.

If you have a question about the accessories featured on Project Runway please write to Team BPR. Thanks Mindy!

Jay McCarroll Prints now Available From The Colony

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Meeting Tim Gunn

There is nothing quite like the first time.

Project Runway recapper extraordinnaire Jennifer Eolin, aka The New Old Biddy, made a rare appearance on the streets of New York without her trademark hoodie. She was off to meet her idol! Would she piddle her pants? Squeal like the fangirl we all know she is? Don't miss her post on meeting Tim Gunn.

Another Preview of Episode 11

This one with an....interesting edit.

From the Mailbox

Tickets are now available for Christopher Straub's April 25th fashion show in St. Paul, MN. Click here for more information.

Christian Siriano has been named one of Crain's "40 Under 40 - New York's Rising Stars." Click here for the story. Congratulations, Christian!

Click here to see Valeria Leonova modeling for The Limited. Thanks Katherine.

Styleite takes a look at Emilio Sosa's episode 10 graffiti print.

Tim Gunn on Superhero Fashion Trends

Click here for more!

Monday, March 29, 2010

From The Mailbox

Project Runway Season Two designers reunite! Nick Verreos visits Chloe Dao's Houston Boutique. Click here for the story.

Which designer created the best fabric in episode 10? Click here for the poll.

Click here for JordanBaker's recap of episode 10.

Please check out Kenneth Fron's latest necklace designs. Everything is brand new!

E11 Guest Judge: Jessica Alba

Photo: Lifetime Network

Project Runway taps into some serious Hollywood star power this week with guest judge Jessica Alba. It is setting up to be the most intriguing episode of the season with the promised return of an aufed designer and the answer to the Maya Mystery. This is one you don't want to miss!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Miranda Cosgrove Wears a Christian Siriano Design to the Kids' Choice Awards Show

Photo: Granitz/WireImage

Miranda Cosgrove (star of iCarly) wears a Christian Siriano design to the Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards Show last night in Los Angeles.

Korto Momolu in Scottsdale

When I learned that Korto was coming to Scottsdale, of course I wanted to get together. She was signing autographs at Dillard's from 3:00 - 6:00. When I arrived, I heard the announcement over the intercom introducing Korto and inviting shoppers to the handbag department.

She wasn't hard to find because of all the flashbulbs going off. There were two adorable models wearing Korto's handbags and jewelry designs. Music was playing and refreshments were set up. It was great.

At 6:00 we packed up and Korto joined me in the family mini-van for the quick trip to Fnb for dinner. We enjoyed a delicious meal and some lively discussion with Korto sharing lots of scoop about season five, the All-Star Challenge and her thoughts on season seven. It was a lot of fun. My daughter Kaitlin joined us as well as Janice and Amanda - both fans of Project Runway and especially of Korto.

After dinner I took her to the airport for her return flight. Wish we had more time!


David Dust is gong through carb withdrawal...
Does Eric3000 sing like Zooey Deschanel?
Cliffie loves him some Maya...
Maxthegirl loves her breathless clifffhangers...
Elisa is right about the show and tell...
Second City Style has all the memorable quotes...
No one tells Miz Shoes to put a sock in it...
Ji Hyun is not happy with the judges...
And Toyouke wraps it up.

Thank you recappers - see you next week! If you have a recap to share, e-mail the direct link to Team BPR.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tim Gunn in Houston - Field Report from John C

Hey BPR!

I attended the Liz Claiborne fashion show in Houston this afternoon, starring none other than our very own Tim Gunn! The show featured designs from Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, and Lucky Brand Jeans, and Tim was on-hand to talk us through all the styles and accessories featured in the show. He gave honest critiques about the clothes (mentioning constantly how the models are not the average woman) and even styled the models on the runway to show us how a look can be transformed with simple accessories. As always, he emphasized the importance of finding fashion that fits your body and talked us through a few of his essentials for every woman's closet.

The Q&A was by far the most exciting part of the show! Tim answered two PR-related questions, involving the future of the show and the move to Los Angeles. As he mentioned in an interview with the Houston Chronicle earlier this week, Tim talked about how he felt the show was getting "a little predictable, and a little stale", but quickly followed up by saying that "what isn't predictable or stale is the talent". While he didn't discuss specific changes, Tim stated (quite correctly in my opinion) that "the show needs to trail blaze again, and I'm committed to doing that".

He went on to discuss the move to LA, and how it was mostly done to accommodate Heidi's family. However, he doesn't believe the show will make a return trip, to which the audience loudly applauded.

If you have the chance to see Tim as he treks across the country, make every effort to do it! It was a pleasure seeing him "in his element" offering his opinions on this season's trends.

John C

Thanks John!

Weekend News

Photo: Los Angeles Times

Mila Hermanovsky was among the featured designers at FGI's "The Designers and Their Muses" party. Brandise Daneswich is her lovely muse and model. Click here for more from the LA Times.

Attention Houston - Tim Gunn will be at The Galleria today. Click here for more information and to read a new interview. A highlight: We really need to give the show a boost and lift. We've talked about it as recently last week because I'm really finding it to be stale. It's been seven seasons. We have to invigorate the show. Other than some really stunning work that's been created this season, it's become a stale format. We are working to change that.

Click here for Tim's Episode 10 Blog.

Facebook users can watch Tim's video blog of episode 10 here.

Episode 10 Online - "Hey, That's my Fabric!"

Click here to watch.

Friday, March 26, 2010

No More Mystery

So this is what happened to Maya? Lifetime pretty much gives up the ghost to the question we've been asking ever since the fashion week finale filming. But they have added yet another riddle. Who is coming back?

This is getting juicy.

BPR Love for Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams talks about his experience on Project Runway. He is cheerful and adorable. Thanks Anthony!

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for Anthony's website.

Click here for Anthony's finale collection. This was his personal favorite:

Photo: New York Magazine

Korto Momolu in Scottsdale Today

Attention Phoenix: Project Runway Season Five "Fan Favorite" Korto Momolu will be at Dillard's in the Scottsdale Fashion Square from 3:00 - 6:00 this afternoon.

Click here for more information.

Click here for today's video from

Poll - Episode 10 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: Anthony, Emilio, Jay, Jonathan, Maya, Mila and Seth Aaron
Photos courtesy of Click for 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 Vivienne Tam.

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, March 25, 2010

Reactions To Episode 10

Photo: Lifetime Network

Michael Kors returned this week to whisper sweet nothings into Nina's ear. Each elimination gets more and more intense as we wind our way down to the final three. What did you think about tonight's episode? Did the judges get this one right?

Post your reactions to Episode 10 here.

Episode 10 Party!

Photo: Lifetime Network

Hello there party people! Another new episode of Project Runway is on tap tonight and of course that means the party room is open. Join Runway fans from across the land as we snark our way through Episode 10. The competition is getting serious now that we are down to our last seven. Who will be cleaning up their workspace tonight?

All are welcome, so come on in!

BPR Live Play By Play: Epiosde 10

Emmy Rossum Wears a Christian Siriano Design

Photo: WireImage/A. Harvey
Actress Emmy Rossum wore this lovely dress from Christian's Spring 2010 Collection to the Ecco Domani Fashion Party at The Ainsworth on March 24, 2010 in New York City.

Click here to see the design on the runway.

Anthony Williams Signs the April Issue of Marie Claire in NYC

Photo: WireImage/John Lamparski

Anthony met fans and signed copies of the magazine in NYC today.

Click here for more photos.

There is Still Time...

...To bid on the Episode 9 Auctions.

Right now, Seth Aaron's winning design has the highest bid.

Click here to see all of the items.

Project Runway Fantasy Game Update from Mark Y

You just can't trust the editing in PR previews any more. I was totally convinced that Anthony and Maya weren't playing nice in the workroom last week based on the preview and changed my Fantasy line up. I'm still happy with my total score, though. Jonathan, Seth Aaron and Madame Mila did well for me. How did you do?

This week's challenge looks like a lot of fun with the designers using technology to design fabric patterns. This will separate the designers from the home sewers. And will we get any clues why Maya didn't show at Fashion Week but instead sat in the front rows of the shows?

I haven't picked a new team yet. I imagine I won't make up my mind until I get to the Party Room at 9:30. Maybe my current three will do well. Any suggestions?

Amanda's Take - Season 7, Episode 9

Chinatown, East Village, Upper East Side, Harlem
A look for day and a look for evening.
Here we go!!

Leaders are: Anthony, who picks Maya: Chinatown, Amy who chooses Johnathan: Upper East Side, Emilio picks Seth Aaron: Harlem and Jay gets Mila: East Village. The way these team challenges have gone in the past, the leader goes home on a poor design.

Guess what? This is my favorite episode of the season so far. Incorporating different neighborhoods in New York was such a fantastic idea!
I love the makeup, especially the day Harlem look. I hadn't thought about wearing yellow eye makeup very often, but now I want to really bad!
Way to go, Collier!

Click here to continue.

Tonight On BPR

Photo: Lifetime Network

Why does Vivienne Tam look so unhappy? It's a perfectly beautiful digital butterfly.We will all learn the source of that scowl tonight on Episode 10: "Hey, That's My Fabric". (And no, we didn't just make that ridiculous title up) Team BPR will have its usual lineup of Project Runway fun for your viewing pleasure:
  • Live Play By Play with Tbone and suzq beginning at 10:00 p.m., pre-game at 9:30 p.m.
  • BPR's "Hey, That's our Party Room" opens at 9:30 p.m.
  • Reactions post immediately after the show

With seven designers competing for three spots in the finale, things are getting tight. Will any light be shed on the Maya mystery? We'll see you tonight on BPR!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 9

Our polls for Episode 9 are closed. You concurred with the judges and felt that Seth Aaron Henderson deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also agreed with the judges and felt that Amy should have been the 'auf.' Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 10 poll.

Photos courtesy of

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chris March at Manhasset Macy's Tomorrow Night

Christian Siriano Sunglasses

These sunglasses dazzled at Christian's Fall 2010 Runway Show!

Click here for more information.

Please Vote in our Live Polls

Which team worked together best in episode 9?

Will Maya Luz win a challenge this season?

To whom does Nina Garcia direct the "Brilliant" comment?

Episode 9 - "Your Turn to be the Judge."

Behind the Scenes at Irina Shabayeva's Fall 2010 Fashion Show

Including interviews with Gordana Gehlhausen and Jesus Estrada!

From the Mailbox

Tim will be signing copies of "Models Inc." on March 29th in NYC. Click here for more information.

Project Runway designer Anthony Williams will be signing copies of the April Marie Claire magazine in NYC tomorrow, March 25th. Click here for details.

Click here for a new interview with Tim Gunn from Fashion Phoenix.

More coverage of the GOGA by Gordana Gehlhausen Fall 2010 collection here.

More photos from Carol Hannah Whitfield's bridal collection here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Carol Hannah Whitfield's Bridal Collection

Click here for more from The Charleston City Paper.

Tim Gunn in Scottsdale, AZ - Part 2

After the fashion show, Tim and Kaitlin and I went to a nearby pool bar where we were soon joined by my husband Ken as well as Leah Caruso and other members of "Team Liz."

The weather here is perfection. Everyone (including the staff) is in bathing suits or shorts except for Tim who remains in his black pinstriped suit and silver tie.

Tim graciously agreed to an interview and he also signed some items for our next contest. Thank you Tim!

LK: Tim, what was it like to arrive at the mall and to see your face on dozens of posters?

TG: Surreal.

LK: Would you like Joan Rivers to serve as a judge on Project Runway?

TG: No.

LK: How about Michelle Obama?

TG: YES!! And there might be a Washington DC-related challenge in season eight...

Click here to continue.

Preview Video - Season 7 - Episode 10

Who do you think Nina is talking to at the end of the clip?

Monday Morning Mailbox

Heidi Klum would like to see Michelle Obama as a judge on Project Runway. Click here for the story.

Enjoy Nick Verreos on "The Soup." More here.

Click here for gorgeous photos of Althea Harper's fall collection.

Reality Ranker puts Seth Aaron in the number one position.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tim Gunn in Scottsdale, AZ - Part 1

Tim Gunn visited Scottsdale on Saturday for a Liz Claiborne fashion show and Kaitlin and I were there for the fun. Three Liz brands were featured: Kate Spade New York, Juicy Couture and Lucky Brand Jeans.

Tim's colleague, Leah Caruso shared the moderating duties and everything ran beautifully. There were many looks - something for everyone - and the models were adorable.

The seats were completely filled and there were many people standing. More filled the balcony above. After the fashion show, Tim answered questions from the crowd.

Afterward, guests got in line for photos with Tim and refreshments. We also received autographed gift bags. I have some really great things for an upcoming contest. We had a lovely day. More to follow....

From the Mailbox

Photo: Volker Corell

Season Six model, Lisa Blades served as model and muse for Nick Verreos at the Fashion Group International LA event on March 17th. Jesus Estrada was also there with his model/muse Jody Ausland. Click here for more information.

Another date on the Project Runway Tour: Nick Verreos will be in Orlando Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM at Macy’s at Mall at Millenia.

Click here for a new interview with Rami Kashou from Vancouver's String Magazine.

Our friends at Second City Style have scored a new interview with Nina Garcia.


Photo: Lifetime Network

David Dust
always delivers...
Eric 3000 and Garnier have a special relationship...
The New Old Biddy channels Mr. Rogers...
Cliffieland channels Sesame Street...
Jordan Baker had wine related complications...
Lorraine has yet to win a challenge...
Maxthegirl is freaked out by mascots...
Miz Shoes has her Bingo card handy...
Elisa has the fabulous and the horrifying...
Portland's Neat Sheet is excited about Seth...
Ji Hyun says its no longer about the talent...
Toyouke is getting feisty...

Edited to add: The Mysterious Q is here!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Project Runway on Tour

Nick Verreos will be in Houston, TX tomorrow. Click here for more information.

Korto Momolu is in Memphis, TN. Click here for details.

Tim Gunn is in Scottsdale - YAY! Scottsdale Fashion Square at 1:00.

Jennifer Diederich Showing her "Suite" collection in Fayetteville, NY Tomorrow

The Project Runway season five designer is back in America with her latest collection. Please send us a report if you are able to attend.

BPR Love for Amy Sarabi

Amy Sarabi talks about her experience on season seven, her plans for the future and the inspiration for her finale collection.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here to see Amy's finale collection.

Click here for Amy's website.

Thank you Amy!

Malan Breton Designs for "Minute to Win it"

Game Agents Petra and Ling wear Malan Breton designs on the new NBC show, "Minute to Win it," Sunday night at 8ET.

My, Oh Maya

Maya Luz's designs have scored in the top three FIVE times and she has never been in the bottom three. This makes her the most consistent designer in season seven. But will she ever WIN a challenge?

Heidi Klum at The Heart Truth Event in Los Angeles

Photos: Grant/WireImage

Heidi was at a "Pop-Up" Experience in Los Angeles today to promote heart health. Heidi even had her blood pressure taken.

Love Heidi Klum? Get the new Heidi iPhone app here.

Poll - Episode 9 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: (top, l-r) Amy, Maya, Seth Aaron and Jay
(bottom, l-r) Jonathan, Anthony, Emilio and Mila
Photos courtesy of Click for 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, Francisco Costa and Molly Sims.

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, March 18, 2010

Reactions To Episode 9

Photo: Lifetime Network

And then there were seven. Tonight's team challenge provided some extra tension in the workroom and on the runway. What did you think? Post your reactions to Episode 9 here.

Episode 9 Party!

Photo: Lifetime Network

They are all smiling now, but before the night is over one of them will be kissing Heidi goodbye.

Welcome all to the BPR party room! In the comments under this post you can join fans and friends of Project Runway from parts near and far as we watch Episode 9: "Takin' It To The Streets" together. Team challenges always seem to bring out the drama, who will buckle under the heat tonight? Get yourself cozy and pull up a chair, it's Project Runway party time!