Thursday, March 31, 2011

Clean With Style - Christian Siriano Sponges

Project Runway Season 4 Champion, Christian Siriano has designed a sponge for O-CEL-O™.

“African, Indian and Asian influences served as the inspiration for my first-ever sponge designs,” said Christian Siriano. “Both patterns, Leopard and Muse, are meant to captivate the eye through the use of color and the latest trends.”

“O-Cel-O embraces personal expression and the challenge of bringing fun patterns to an everyday household item,” said Brian Meyer, O-Cel-O business manager. “Sponges are something we use every day and the Christian Siriano designs give people the opportunity to clean with style.”

Mondo Guerra in San Francisco Tonight

Project Runway Season 8 finalist, Mondo Guerra will be at Macy's in San Francisco tonight.

We would love a field report!

Project Runway Season 9 Casting Information

Click here to follow Season 9 Casting on Twitter.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Simplicity’s® Suedesays™ Rock Your Look Contest

Project Runway Season 5 designer, Suede will be serving on the judging panel for Simplicity's "Rock Your Look" contest.

Start with any pattern from Simplicity’s® Suedesays™ pattern collection and add your own spin – fabric, trim, technique, whatever. Show off your Simplicity® Suedesays™ pattern design original in a short video, explaining what you’ve created and what makes it special. Suede, together with a panel of other judges, will pick winners from all entries, based on your design and video presentation.

Entries will be added to the Suedesays™ Rock Your Look YouTube™ channel Playlist.

The contest runs from April 1st - May 31st 2011. Winner will be notified by June 30, 2011.

* One First Place Winner will receive a Brother Project Runway Sewing Machine (value: $399.99).
* One Second Place Winner will receive a Simplicity® Deluxe Rotary Cutting and Embossing Machine (value $199.99).
* One Third Place Winner will receive a Simplicity® Autumn 2011 Catalog and 2 (two) Free Patterns from the Suedesays™ Autumn 2011 Collection (value $63.90)

Click here to shop Suede's pattern collection.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Project Runway Season 9 Casting Announcement

Applications are accepted until April 15th.

Click here for the updated application. Good luck designers!

Nick Verreos In Chcago April 2

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos will be at Macy's State Street on Saturday at 2:00.

Click here
for more information. We would love a field report!

April Johnston - Fall 2011

Project Runway Season 8 Designer, April Johnston presented her "Moth" Collection at Charleston Fashion Week on Friday, March 25th.

Photo: Ed Kavishe/ for Charleston Fashion Week

Click here for more photos.

Click here for April's Lookbook.

Boy Meets His Hero - Tim Gunn!

Click here
for the adorable story.

More from Tim in Pittsburgh here.

The next stop on Tim's Tour is Columbus Ohio, on April 2nd.

Project Runway Designer Kara Janx "All on the Line"

News from Tim Gunn, Leanne Marshall, Gretchen Jones and Gordana Gehlhausen

Project Runway Champions, Gretchen Jones and Leanne Marshall will both be showing collections at Portland's Mercury Spring Fashion Show on May 6th. Click here for more information.

Gordana Gehlhausen will be at the Del Mar ‘Head to Toe’ Women’s Expo on April 17th. Click here for more information.

Tim Gunn returns to "The Biggest Loser" on May 3rd. Click here for more.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tim Gunn in Pittsburgh

Photo: WPXI

Tim Gunn traveled to Pittsburgh on Saturday to present a fashion show and Q&A.

Click here for a slideshow from WPXI.

Click here for more from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Project Runway Designers' Wedding Gowns for Kate Middleton

Project Runway designers have conceived and sketched their ideal bridal designs for Kate. It's really fun to see all of the sketching styles and to be reminded of the talent in every season.

Click here for the gallery of 47 designs on

It's amazing.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tim Gunn in Pittsburgh Today

Photo: SEC for BPR

Tim Gunn will be at the Ross Park Mall today in Pittsburgh at 1:00 PM in the Nordstrom Court to present a spring fashion show. Click here and here for more information.

Click here for highlights from Tim's Fall 2010 Tour.

What would you like to ask Tim?

News From Nick Verreos, Christian Siriano, and Mondo Guerra

Photo: M. Sullivan/WireImage

Project Runway season 2 designer, Nick Verreos emceed an event with Kelly Osbourne on March 24th in Los Angeles. Click here for more information.

Click here for a new interview with Christian Siriano.

Mondo Guerra will be at the Denver Style Expo April 1-2. Click here for a new interview with Mondo.

South By Andy South Fall 2011 Fashion Show

Friday, March 25, 2011

Project Runway Season 9 Now Casting!

At last we have news about Project Runway Season 9.
Click here for application and information. Application deadline is April 15th and auditions will begin in late April. Good luck designers!

Project Runway At Fashion Week El Paseo

Mondo Guerra, Christopher Collins and Michael Costello presented a fashion show at Fashion Week El Paseo last night.

All three collections are fabulous and I see at least four Project Runway models!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nicholas D'Aurizio in Dallas March 31st

Project Runway Season 8 designer, Nicholas D'Aurizio will be in Dallas on March 31st to present his NICOLENA collection at The Celebrity Fashion Experience II.

Click here for more information. We would love a field report!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

News From Tim Gunn, Christian Siriano and Michael Costello

Photo: KPSP

Click here for a new interview with Project Runway Season 8 contestant, Michael Costello.

Christian Siriano will be at Columbia College Chicago on April 25th. Click here for more information.

Tim Gunn will be in Pittsburgh on Saturday March 26. Click here for details.

Brooke Burke Wears a Rami Kashou Design on Dancing With the Stars

Brooke Burke was gorgeous in this black gown designed by Project Runway season 4 finalist, Rami Kashou.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Behind The Scenes at Gretchen Jones Fall 2011 Photoshoot

Project Runway's Kara Janx Featured in New Show

Kara Janx is one of the designers featured in the new show, "All on the Line" with Joe Zee. The show premieres March 29th on The Sundance Channel.

Giuliana Rancic Wears a NIKOLAKI Design on E!

Project Runway season 2 designer Nick Verreos and his partner David Paul designed this dress worn on last week's episode of E! Fashion Police.

Click here for more information.

Click here to watch the episode.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Project Runway Alums in Minneapolis April 23rd

Three "Project Runway" celebs will be part of the upcoming "Sol Inspirations Eco-Fashion" competition, gala and fundraiser April 23 at the Depot on Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

Local "Project Runway" Season 6 contestants Christopher Straub and Ra'mon Lawrence Coleman will be among six designers showcasing eco-friendly creations that incorporate items like solar panels as well as recycled and sustainable materials.

Judges will include Season 7 winner Seth Aaron Henderson, who will be featuring his solar-power-inspired couture.

For more information, go to

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Anthony Williams in Pembroke Pines FL on April 2nd

Project Runway season 7 designer, Anthony Williams will be at Macy's in Pembroke Pines on Saturday, April 2nd 2011 at 2PM.

Anthony will select Macy's shoppers to participate in a fashion battle to create the most stylish and put-together looks with the latest spring trends. Contestants will style models with various pieces based on challenge scenarios (such as what to wear to the interview for your dream job). Local model celebrities, including Miss Coconut Grove USA, Miss South Miami Teen USA and the 2011 Miami Magazine Model Search winner, will be showing off the styled looks. After a mini runway show, the audience will choose the best look and the winner will receive a $100 Macy's gift card.

Click here for more information.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Seth Aaron Henderson Fall 2011

Photo: WWD

More photos from Seth Aaron's gorgeous Fall 2011 Collection at Project Ethos in Los Angeles.

Click here to continue.

Andy South Fashion Show March 24th in Honolulu

Project Runway Season 8 Finalist, Andy South will be presenting a fashion show at The Ala Moana Mall on March 24th.
Click here for details.

Blogging "The Fashion Project?"

Well, we have been waiting a while for news about Project Runway Season 9. Thank you for all of your e-mails and comments.

Perhaps we will have to turn our attention to something new....

Seriously, we are expecting a Project Runway season 9 casting dates and cities announcement any second now...

Nick Verreos on the Cover of Latin Connection Magazine

Project Runway season 2 designer, Nick Verreos is on the cover of the current issue of Latin Connection Texas. Amanda Fields is also featured.

Click here
for the full story.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Valerie Mayen Will be at The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Cleveland March 24-26

Project Runway season 8 designer Valerie Mayen will be meeting fans and demonstrating her sewing techniques at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Cleveland next weekend.

Click here for more information.

Christian Siriano at Lexus Nashville Fashion Week March 31st

Project Runway season 4 winner, Christian Siriano will be presenting his Fall 2011 Collection at Lexus Nashville Fashion Week on March 31st.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Korto Momolu at ARISE Magazine Fashion Week

Project Runway Season 5 finalist, Korto Momolu presented a stunning new collection at ARISE Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday, March 11th.

Photo: Kola Oshalusi

Click here for photos of the designs from

Irina Shabayeva - Realway to Runway

An update on Project Runway Season 6 winner Irina Shabayeva.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kenley Collins on the E! Live Oscar Pre-Show

Project Runway Season 5 finalist, Kenley Collins appeared on the show with her red carpet designs for animated characters. Adorable!

News From Seth Aaron Henderson, Christopher Straub and Tim Gunn

Photo: Raphael Maglonzo/ Project Ethos

More coverage of Seth Aaron and Project Ethos here at

Project Runway Season 6 designer, Christopher Straub will be one of the judges for "Maurice's Main Street Model Search." Click here for details.

In anticipation of Tim Gunn's appearance at Easton Town Center on April 2nd, the shopping center is holding a casting call for models who will walk in the show. Click here for more information.

Mondo Guerra, Michael Costello and Christopher Collins Prepare for March 23rd Show

Photo: Jeremy Montemayor/Palm Springs Life

Project Runway Season 8 designers Mondo Guerra, Michael Costello and Christopher Collins will be presenting collections at Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Springs, CA on March 23rd.

Click here for the story.

Click here for tickets.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Seth Aaron Henderson at Project Ethos in Los Angeles

Project Runway Season 7 champion, Seth Aaron Henderson showed a new collection at Project Ethos on March 12th.

Click here for the story and photos of the designs from

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tim Gunn Jewelry Tips from Marie Claire

Photo: Perry Hagopian, Splashnews

Tim Gunn offers recommendations for rings, bracelets, necklaces, watches and earrings.

A highlight: Accuse me of being a fan of Wonder Woman (I am): I love a cuff. A cuff is not for a shrinking violet. It's a bold, graphic statement and one that I find rapturous. If you're wearing slim-fitting long sleeves, then wear the cuff on top of the garment. Furthermore, cuffs can be stacked — two or even three on one arm. It's a fabulous look, but not for the faint of heart. Second on my must-have list are classic bangles. They come in a variety of widths — paper-clip-thin bangles are an opportunity for stacking a dozen.

Click here for the full article from Marie Claire.

Friday, March 11, 2011

News from Christian Siriano, Nick Verreos, and Heidi Klum

Project Runway Season 4 Champion, Christian Siriano describes creating this design for Lady Gaga.

Photo: Brad Walsh

Heidi Klum was in Los Angeles yesterday, filming a commercial for AOL. Click here for photos.

Christian Siriano will be at "A Chic Affair" in Washington, DC on March 13th. Click here for more information.

Meet Nick Verreos at a VIP reception for the "Wine, Women and Shoes" Charity Event in Seattle on May 5th. Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Seth Aaron Henderson at Project Ethos in Los Angeles March 12

Project Runway Season 7 Champion, Seth Aaron Henderson is among the designers showing collections at Project Ethos in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Click here for more information.
Click here for tickets.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tim Gunn On Tour

Tim Gunn has just announced the spring dates for his Liz Claiborne road show and he may be coming to a mall near you! If you always dreamed of meeting Tim in person, these events are a great opportunity to see the man himself.

The typical appearance includes a fashion show hosted by Tim and his gorgeous sidekick Leah Salak (featuring Liz Claiborne, Inc. brands), a Q&A that always has plenty of Project Runway gossip and a photo opportunity with Tim for those who purchase a certain amount of merchandise.

But we have to wonder - when will he find the time to squeeze in Season 9 auditions? And when will we hear something official about Season 9?

Gretchen Jones F/W 2011

Project Runway Season 8 winner, Gretchen Jones presents her Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.

Gretchen Jones’ FW2011 Collection, "Black Tears and Strange Dream," is named after a song by Zambian psych rock band The Witch, whose music she listened to throughout its design. Individual pieces are named after cards in the Tarot of the Spirit, and inspiration for the collection ranged from Jean Michel Basquiat to Kurt Cobain, from Buckminster Fuller to Frida Kahlo and the Arizona town of Arcosanti.

Click here to see the full collection.
Click here for a great review from "The Style Project."

Congratulations Gretchen!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Kara Saun's New Website

Project Runway Season 1 designer, Kara Saun has been very busy designing costumes for television shows including
America's Best Dance Crew, The Sing-Off, True Beauty, and more.

Click here to visit Kara's newly-updated website.

Blayne Walsh Opens New Online Store

If you are looking for a pink pterodactyl costume, perhaps Blayne can help...

Click here to visit the Abracadabra Store.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Christopher Straub Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Project Runway Season 6 designer, Christopher Straub showcases his signature style and incorporates custom prints in this Spring/Summer collection.

Like a journey through a flower garden, these looks include digitally manipulated images to create delicate silhouettes.

Pieces from his accessory collection finish each look.

Click here for more photos.

BPR Interview with April Johnston

Project Runway Season 8 designer, April Johnston took time out from her preparations for Charleston Fashion Week to speak with BPR about her newest collection. Thank you April!

Highlights: April is engaged! The wedding date is in May 2012!
Click here for more information about Charleston Fashion Week.

Click here for April's "Mangled Courtesan" website.

Click here for the podcast.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

NIKOLAKI on the Red Carpet Last Week

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos had two designs on the red carpet recently.

Actress Serinda Swan (TRON: Legacy) wore this little black dress (above) to the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. Click here for details.

Also, Cheryl Burke (Dancing with the Stars) wore this plum-colored strapless mini to the Rolling Stone Magazine Awards Bash. Click here for more information.

Congratulations Nick and David!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Malan Breton's Designs Featured in "Beauty is Skin Deep" Fashion Show

BPR Field Reporter, Rie Sadler was at the event last night and sends us this report - thanks Rie!

The 2nd annual "Beauty is Skin Deep" fashion show presented by Miss Sinergy was held at the La Maison Francaise at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2011, to benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation. The show featured several pieces from a number of different designers, including Malan Breton, Stephen Mikhail, Maggie Norris, Timo Weiland, and DarBeDar by Tala Raassi.

Everything from swimwear to couture was shown. Will Thomas, weekend news anchor for Fox 5 in Washington, was the Master of Ceremonies, and special guests included Carson Kressley from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and "How to Look Good Naked", Cat Ommaney from "Real Housewives of Washington DC", and Lucy Sykes Rellie, former fashion director at Marie Claire Magazine. Socialite Alexa Winner was the official stylist of the event. Kari Erskine, wife of Washington Capital's defenseman John Erskine, was a featured model.

Malan showed several selections from both his men's and women's lines, including the alligator print kimono he featured during his Fall 2011 show just a few weeks ago in New York.

The Skin Cancer Foundation was founded in 1979 and has set the standard for educating the public as well as the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world's most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels. Many designers who donated their time, including Malan, have had loved ones who have suffered the effects of skin cancer.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Christian Siriano for Spiegel on Wendy Williams

Heidi Klum on the Cover of The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter cover story is all about the AOL expansion plan, including fresh content from Heidi. Click here for the story.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Heidi Klum on Ellen DeGeneres

April Johnston "MOTH" at Charleston Fashion Week March 25th

Project Runway Season 8 designer, April Johnston will be a featured designer at Charleston Fashion Week. The new collection is called "MOTH."

By layering sheer fabrics and playing with silhouettes to create a soft and airy feeling, Johnston transforms the idea of the winged creature being drawn towards the light, instead exploring how “light and the viewer can be attracted to the moth"
Click here for more information.

Also see April's new website, Mangled Courtesan. Congratulations to this gifted designer!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Trivia Contest! Win a SUEDEsays Pattern Collection AND an Autographed Poster

Answer this trivia question to win a set of three autographed SUEDESays Patterns AND a Project Runway poster autographed by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (from our friends at Full Picture.)

Name all of the models who walked for Suede during the Project Runway Season 5 challenges.

The first one to answer correctly is the winner. Please send your answers to Team BPR.

Good luck Runway fans!

Update: We have a winner! Congratulations Frank! Here are his answers:
Episode 1: Tia
Episode 2: Tia
Episode 3: Tia
Episode 4: Tia
Episode 5: Xaviera
Episode 6: Hedda Lettuce
Episode 7: Tia
Episode 8: Tia
Episode 9: Tia
Episode 10: Avital
Episode 11: Jerell