Sunday, May 30, 2010

News from Tim Gunn, Nick Verreos and Amanda Fields

Click here for more photos from Nick Verreos and Amanda Fields at the FIDM "Alice in Wonderland" Fashion Show Gala.

Click here for photos of Tim Gunn on the set of The Smurfs movie!

Friday, May 28, 2010

A New Interview with Tim Gunn from Charlotte Style Magazine

Tim Gunn dishes on growing up in Washington, his career and Project Runway. Click here for the full interview.

A highlight: There was a really great moment when Nina puts her hands over her eyes and tilts her head back and she says, “If I see another one-shouldered dress, I’m going to scream.” And Michael stops her and says, “Nina, how many neckline treatments are there? I can count them on one hand.” (He laughs a few times as though he’s back in the moment.) But it’s not in the show. And if you were sitting at home, wouldn’t you like to hear that?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Runway News - Quirky Duo Coming to Lifetime

"Lifetime is once again expanding its "Project Runway" universe."

This falls into the "We couldn't make this up" category.

Austin Scarlett and Santino Rice are going to cross the country making women over, certainly leaving a wake of diaphanous gowns behind.

According to Variety the new show was developed at Lifetime by exec veep JoAnn Alfano and will be produced by Rich Bye.

This intriguing item came to the mailbox yesterday. A highlight: ...producers have not yet publicly confirmed the name of the show said Peggy Hutton, Weatherford Chamber of Commerce secretary, and Trish Lynn, coach of the Cowgirl Chicks. The names of the two designers who worked on Project Runway’s first season are also not being released, Hutton said. And, the show will air sometime in July or August, said Lynn.

But, what is known is which Cowgirl Chick is going to get a gown made for the group’s banquet Saturday.

Surely this article is referring to the new show.

Any suggestions for a title???

The other project, tentatively titled "Love's Divine," will star Heidi Klum and her popstar husband, Seal as they travel the country counseling couples.

Heidi Klum Celebrates the Launch of her New Maternity Line "Lavish" in Beverly Hills

Photo: WireImage/Mayer

Heidi Klum enjoys a night out at "A Pea In The Pod" In Beverly Hills - May 26, 2010. The Project Runway host presented her Summer 2010 "Lavish" maternity collection.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A New Interview with Laura Bennett

Christian Siriano on The View - Behind the Scenes

News from Tim Gunn, Althea Harper, and Christopher Straub

Project Runway Season 6 finalist, Althea Harper presented her latest designs at The Clothes Bar in Williamsville, NY on May 22.

Click here to read about Tim Gunn in Charlotte from the Greenville Fashion Examiner.

More wardrobe tips from Tim Gunn here. is offering free shipping on all orders through June 2, 2010.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Project Runway Season 8 Casting in Los Angeles

Nick Verreos joined Tim Gunn for Season 8 casting in Los Angeles.

Click here for more from Nick.

A highlight: Maybe since it was "the end of the road-trip" for them--Zoe and Tim had NO PATIENCE for "I just wanna do this as a hobby..." and the "I Hate to sew and CANNOT draw...but I wanna be a fashion designer" nonsense--and trust me, they would let them "have it". Sometimes, I was the Paula Abdul of the group--or shall I say the Ellen DeGeneres-- with my "What Tim and Zoe are trying to say is..."LOL! But all in all, even Tim remarked that we may have found one of the "Best" of the entire Season 8 Casting process, here in LA. Well, we shall soon see!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

More from Laura Bennett at Bethesda Row

Click here for an article about the event from Revamp.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Laura Bennett at "The Front Row" Event in Bethesda

All photos: Abby Greenawalt for Bethesda Row.

Barbara Martin sends us this report from "The Front Row."

The Front Row is Bethesda Row's 3-day style event here in the Washington, DC area. Our runway event featured VIP guest Laura Bennett from Project Runway Season 3, who signed and read from her new book, "Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?: A Mother's Guide To Sanity In Stilettos," as well as High Society's Tinsley Mortimer.

Christian Siriano was our VIP guest last year, and as he is from the area, his sister, Shannon Siriano, was among the guests last evening. Shannon and Laura traded Project Runway insight; Shannon also let it slip that Christian is designing the dress for her June wedding, and that she hasn't even laid eyes on it yet!

Thank you Barbara!

Watch Christian Siriano on "The View"

Click here to watch Christian Siriano on "The View." (Third tab - about 25 minutes in.)

The Project Runway Season 4 champion shows favorite looks from his latest collection.

Weekend News from Nick Verreos, Qristyl Frazier and Malan Breton

Photo: WireImage

Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez wears a NIKOLAKI gown to the 14th Annual People En Espanol "50 Most Beautiful" issue celebration at Guastavino's on May 20, 2010 in New York City. Click here for more from Nick.

Click here for a new interview with Project Runway season 6 designer Qristyl Frazier.

Click here for "Malan's Musings" from OK! Magazine.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dawn Olivieri Wears a Jerell Scott Design to the Maxim Hot 100 Event

Photo: Mayer/WireImage

Actress Dawn Olivieri (HEROES) arrives at the 11th Annual MAXIM HOT 100 Party at Paramount Studios on May 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. This dress is from Jerell's Spring 2010 collection.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

News From Tim Gunn and Laura Bennett

Did you see Tim on "I Get That a Lot" last night? He was great!

Click here for "Five Questions with Tim Gunn" from the Charlotte Observer. Tim will be in Charlotte this weekend.

Season Three finalist, Laura Bennett will be in Bethesda, MD for a book-signing and fashion event. Click here for more information.

Blayne Walsh at Seattle Fashion Week - May 15, 2010 - Video

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Amanda Fields Update

Season 7 came to a close a few weeks ago and it was the first finale in 5 seasons I didn't walk in on tv! I did have a great time being a model in a decoy collection for Jesse and seeing a lot of familiar faces, as well as making new friends. And I'd never want to pass up walking in a fashion show in Bryant Park! In fact, it was my last one there - because New York fashion week will change venues this September - as many of you know - to Lincoln Center.

I couldn't be more proud of Kristina for winning - she is with the same agency as I am here in LA: LA Models! The runway division boasts 11 models from past seasons on Project Runway. Recently in Orange County, five of us participated in the Art Institute's "Rock the Runway" fashion show and event, walking in the fashion show and we even had an autograph session!

Here is what we signed for the lovely fans You will notice that Saleisha from ANTM was there too!

Click here to continue.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

News from Anthony WIlliams, Tim Gunn, Kara Janx and Pamela Ptak

Photo courtesy of Allied Media and W Atlanta Buckhead

Click here for a report from Atlanta about Anthony Williams at the "Cocktails and Couture" event.

Click here for a new interview with Project Runway Season 2 designer, Kara Janx.

Tim Gunn will be in Charlotte on May 22nd. Click here for more information.

Click here
for an interview with season 7 designer Pamela Ptak.

Project Runway Season 8 Auction Experience

This is a fabulous opportunity for Project Runway fans! Available for bidding on Charity Buzz is the chance to visit Parsons and to sit in on the taping of an episode.

Bring a guest and feel like a model for a day with this truly unique and first time ever experience with Project Runway. Visit Parsons School of Design in New York City and sit in on the taping of Project Runway. You and your guest will go behind the scenes to meet the designers while they are hard at work in the design studio. After sitting in on parts of the judging, you will also have the honor in meeting Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, and the guest judges. Finally, you and your guest will have hair and makeup done by the same team that makes up the models.

This package will be for Season 8 of Project Runway. Shot and distributed in High-Definition (HD) and hosted as always by supermodel and fashion maven Heidi Klum, the hit series provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eye of mentor and Liz Claiborne Chief Creative Officer Tim Gunn.

Auction ends Thursday. Click here to bid. Good luck BPRs!

Veronica Webb Wears a Christian Siriano Design to Ballet Gala May 17

Photo: J. McCarthy/WireImage

Veronica Webb attends the 2010 American Ballet Theatre Annual Spring Gala at The Metropolitan Opera House on May 17, 2010 in New York City.

Photo: New York Magazine

Sunday, May 16, 2010

News from Tim Gunn, Malan Breton and Nick Verreos

Click here for a new interview with Malan Breton.

Nick Verreos discusses Miss USA 2010 evening gown trends here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Weekend News: Tim Gunn, Malan Breton and Althea Harper

Screencap: AfterElton

TIm Gunn will appear in "I Get That a Lot" Wednesday night on CBS. Here is a preview:

Click here for Malan's Musings from OK! Magazine.

Althea Harper's trunk show is tonight in Beavercreek, Ohio. Click here for more information.

Friday, May 14, 2010

News from Laura Bennett, Heidi Klum and Nick Verreos

Season Three finalist, Laura Bennett will be at "The Front Row" Fashion Event in Bethesda, MD on May 21st. Click here for more information.

Heidi Klum is once again the world's second-highest paid model (behind Giselle Bundchen.) Click here for the story from Forbes.

Always up to some fun, Nick Verreos is hosting a "Sex and the City 2" event at Macy's in Union Square in San Francisco on Thursday, May 20th. Click here for more information.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

From the Mailbox


Click here for a new interview with Seth Aaron Henderson from Alloy.

Anthony Williams will be hosting a fashion show in Little Rock on June 5th. Click here for tickets.

Click here for more coverage of "Rock The Runway."

Project Runway season 6 finalist, Althea Harper will be presenting a trunk show in Beavercreek Ohio on Saturday May 15th. Click here for more information.

Season 1 finalist, Kara Saun designed the costumes for the Las Vegas Jabbawockees show. This looks great. Click here for a review.

Meet Jay McCarroll in Philadelphia May 15 - 16

Project Runway Season 1 Champion, Jay McCarroll will be at The
Art Star Craft Bazaar this weekend.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

From the Mailbox

Austin Scarlett looks divine!

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
The Project Runway Season One designer was at a shopping event in NYC on May 10th.

More Season 8 audition stories, here, and here.

Aspiring designers please note that The Fashion Show is now casting for season two. Iman is joining Isaac Mizrahi as the new host. Click here for more information.

Michael Kors hosted a fashion show of his Fall 2010 collection yesterday in Connecticut. Click here for the story.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Project Runway Season 7 Finalist Mila Hermanovski Judges "Rock The Runway"

All photos: Christine Cotter for the Orange County Register

Mila was a judge, Brandise was a model and Amanda Fields wore a gorgeous blue dress designed by the winner of the competition, Daniel Magaña.

Lisa Blades and Fatma Dabo also modeled for the event.

Read more about "Rock the Runway" here in the OC Register, and here in the Orange County Local News Network.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Heidi Klum on the June Cover of Redbook

Click here for more.

Monday Morning Mailbox

Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty

Heidi Klum and Seal renewed their wedding vows in Mexico on Saturday. Click here for more.

Project Runway Alumns, Christian Siriano and Christiane King are among the designers participating in the Oxford Red Dress Couture Ball on June 18th. Click here for more information.

Click here for the story of a season 8 hopeful.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Project Runway at the 2010 A & E Upfront

Photo: WireImage/G. Gershoff

Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, Seth Aaron Henderson, Kalyn Hemphill and Cerri McQuillan were among the Project Runway personalities present at the A&E Network Upfront Event on May 5th.

Photo: WireImage/G. Gershoff

Click here for the announcements made at the event. Lifetime is now a member of the A&E "family" but there is no mention of Project Runway in the press release.

Also no explanation is given for Nina's outfit.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Tim Gunn Comments on 80's Fashions

Malan's Musings - May 7

Photo: Getty Images

It's Friday and time for another edition of Malan's Musings at OK! Magazine.
Click here for Malan's take on fashion at The Met Costume Gala, The Kentucky Derby and more.

Rock the Runway in Orange County Tomorrow Night

Project Runway models Amanda Fields, Holly Ridings, Lisa Blades, Fatma Dabo, and Brandise Danesewich will be walking at "Rock The Runway" tomorrow night.

There is still time to RSVP for this event which features Art Institute of California Fashion Design Students.

From the Mailbox

Photo: Magda Liszewska/For OCLNN

Project Runway Season Three champion Jeffrey Sebelia celebrates the grand opening of a new FluXus Boutique. Sebelia is the brand's lead designer. Click here for more.

Nina Garcia will deliver the FIT commencement address on May 25th. Click here for more.

Click here for Heidi Klum's advice to mothers.

Seth Aaron Henderson's Best Moments

Congratulations Jay Nicolas Sario - BPR Fan Favorite

Thank you for voting in our season seven "BPR Fan Favorite" poll. Congratulations, Jay!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Chris March Signing Books and Cards in Chelsea Tonight

In addition to his "I Heart Chris March" photo book, the season four contestant has designed a line of greeting cards for Nobleworks.

Chris will be at "Rainbows and Triangles" (192 Eighth Ave. in Manhattan) tonight from 6:00 - 9:00 signing books and cards and meeting fans. We'd love a photo if you are able to go!

From the Mailbox

Click here for an interview with Seth Aaron Henderson.
Tim Gunn has joined the cast of "The Smurfs Movie!"
Tim will play an executive assistant at a major cosmetic company.

Click here
for "before and after" photos from Tim's appearance on Oprah yesterday.

For several seasons, Gen Art representatives helped at Project Runway Auditions. Sadly, the organization is ceasing operations after 16 years. Click here for more.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tim Gunn on The Oprah Winfrey Show Today

Click here for a preview of today's new episode. Tim's manly makeovers continue on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Also, Tim will be in St. Louis on May 8th. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Ben Chmura - Garment District 813 Fashion Show

Photo: Brian James

Project Runway Season Seven designer, Ben Chmura showed his colorful resort collection "Lamia's Wrath" to a packed crowd in Tampa on Saturday night.

Click here for professional photos of the show from d rich photography.

Here are more photos from Brian James.

More here from drunk camera guy.

Click here for a review from Tampa's Creative Loafing.

Garment District 813 from D RICH on Vimeo.

Melania Trump Wears a Christian Siriano Gown to The Met Ball

Photo: Bryan Bedder/WireImage

Project Runway Season Four champion, Christian Siriano designed this gown worn by Melania Trump at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art's 2010 Costume Institute Ball last night.

Suppose her shoes are from Payless?

Monday, May 03, 2010

Robert Best Designs "Mad Men" Barbies


Project Runway meets Mad Men as the season three contestant designs a new collector's series. Click here for an interview with Robert Best.

Click here for more information.

Season Seven "BPR Fan Favorite" Voting Continues Through May 5

Click here to vote - thanks everyone.

Monday Morning Mailbox

Photo: Nick Verreos

NIck Verreos hosted Macy's "The Style List" event at Beverly Center last Thursday. Click here for details.

Click here for a new interview with Maya Luz.

Project Runway Season Five contestant Blayne Walsh is among the featured designers at Seattle Fashion Week. Click here for more information.

Click here for more photos from the "Discarded to Divine" event featuring Jay Nicolas Sario.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Weekend News

Photo: Fiji Media Gal

Jay Nicolas Sario designed a dress from Fiji water bottles for the "Discarded to Divine" fundraiser in San Francisco. Click here for more information.

Click here for a great interview with Mila Hermanovski.

Click here for a new interview with Anthony Williams. Anthony will be charming Atlanta fashionistas with a "Cocktails and Couture" event on May 8th. Click here for more information.

Project Runway Season Three champion, Jeffrey Sebelia will be at the Grand Opening of a new Fluxus store in Newport Beach on May 6. Click here for more information.

Click here for more from Tim Gunn in Nashville.

Austin Scarlett on Project Runway Korea

Go to 4:00 to see Austin's entrance. Priceless.

Thank you Salvador.