Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Project Accessory Now Casting

"Open Call" casting dates and cities have been announced for the new show:

New York City: June 18th & 19th

Miami: June 21st

Chicago: June 23rd

Los Angeles: June 25th & 26th

Click here for more information.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Heidi Klum Launches AOL Lifestyle Site

Project Runway producer and host, Heidi Klum has launched her AOL "Lifestyle" site.

Topics include "Fashion and Beauty," "Look of the Day" and there is more to come.

Click here to visit.

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Lace Dresses Available from Alison Kelly

Project Runway Season 3 designer Alison Kelly introduces new summer dress designs!

Click here to shop.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Andy South's Collection Soon Available at Neiman Marcus in Hawaii

The Project Runway Season 8 finalist has been working hard since returning home last fall.

We can expect to see "about a third" of his Fall Collection to be produced and sold locally.
Click here for a new interview from Honolulu Magazine.

Christian Siriano in Dallas Today

The Project Runway season 4 winner presented a charity fashion show last night and will be at Stanley Korshak today from 12 - 5.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Michelle Williams Wears a Michael Costello Design to the 2011 Billboard Music Awards

The "Destiny's Child" singer looks gorgeous in a Michael Costello original.

All photos courtesy of Michael Costello

Project Runway Season 9 Casting - Los Angeles

Nick Verreos sends us this report from the Los Angeles casting for season 9.

No mention of Tim Gunn....

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Fashionation" Premieres Tomorrow on TVGuide

From the producers of Project Runway, a new show that promises an "irreverent look at Hollywood Style."
Fashionation premieres tomorrow night at 9:00 PM on TVGuide Network.

Click here for more information.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Gretchen Jones Update from Marie Claire

Project Runway Season 8 champion, Gretchen Jones has moved to New York, created a new collection and is introducing new jewelry pieces.

Click here for the full story.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

NBC Casting for Fashion Design Show Tomorrow in San Francisco

The previously announced "Untitled Fashion Project" is casting at the Art Institute of California SF April 20th from 12:00 - 3:00. Click here for the application.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger Wears an Irina Shabayeva Design to the L'Oreal National Movie Awards

Photo: Jon Furniss/WireImage

Pussycat Doll and Reality Show Judge, Nicole Scherzinger looks gorgeous in an Irina Shabayeva design at the L'Oreal National Movie Awards 2011 at Wembley Arena on May 11, 2011 in London, England.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Peach Carr Ranks NFL Helmets!

Project Runway Season 8 designer, Peach Carr weighs in on "Which NFL team has the best helmet?"

1. Chicago: I am biased ... was born and raised in Chicago. Proof that orange really is the "new pink."

2. San Francisco: The touch of red pairs perfectly with some Louboutin pumps.

3. St. Louis: Polka dots ... a huge hit this fall.

4. Tampa Bay: Skulls + heavy metal = Punk Couture ... a fashion "do."

5. Washington: Feathers ... still a hot trend!

6. Houston: Patriotism is "IN."

7. Minnesota: Will look hip with white bell-bottom jeans.

8. New York Jets: "Going Green" is always fashionable.

9. Philadelphia: This wing design would be slimming on everyone!

10. Indianapolis: Accessorizing with a classic shoe is always chic.

Click here for the full story.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mondo Guerra Debuts Jewelry Line

Project Runway Season 8 finalist, Mondo Guerra is introducing a jewelry collection soon to be available at LoveMondoTrasho.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Ball-Vivid Photography

Click here for the story from NYMag.com.

Tim Gunn in Seattle

Check out a report from Tim's trip to Bellevue Square from The Seattleite.

Photo: Kiera Scholten

A highlight: Tim is wearing head-to-toe Lucky Brand. No suit!

Michael Kors in the May Issue of Cosmo

Check out page 243 of the May issue of Cosmopolitan.

Remind you of anything?

Thank you Beckie for sending this to BPR.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Valerie Mayen in Philadelphia Today

Project Runway Season 8 designer, Valerie Mayen is in Philly this weekend for the Art Star Craft Bazaar.

Val is selling her brand new Yellowcake fashions and will be traveling across the country this summer to promote her line.

She has also founded a design co-op in Cleveland called Buzz and Growl and has operated a series of pop-up shops with more to come.

I caught up with her by phone last night.

Click here for the podcast.

I wish I had her energy....

Thanks Val!

Friday, May 13, 2011

BPR Interview with Mondo Guerra

Project Runway Season 8 finalist, Mondo Guerra talks about "Living Positive by Design" and more.

Of course I asked about All-Stars and whether he would be at any castings for season 9 hopefuls.

Mondo is being very smart about his fashion career and "in contract negotiations" for his newest line. We hope to see his designs in retail stores for the Spring 2012 season.

He is always fun to talk with.

Click here for the podcast.

Thanks Mondo!

Mondo Guerra Joins Jack Mackenroth at "Living Positive by Design"

Project Runway season 8 finalist Mondo Guerra is back in NYC for the AIDS Walk New York on Sunday.

He also joins Jack Mackenroth as a spokesperson for "Living Positive by Design" an HIV education campaign. Mondo will be making appearances across the country in support of the campaign made possible by Merck.

Click here for the Press Release.

Click here for more information about "Living Positive by Design."

Chris March on "The Real Housewives of New York"

Project Runway Season 4 finalist Chris March was back on Bravo last night!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

NIck Verreos in Seattle

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos hosted the First Annual "Wine, Women and Shoes" event to benefit Seattle Children's Home last week.

In addition to his hosting duties, Nick generously donated an original sketch to the charity.

For the winning bidder, Alana, Nick created two additional sketches including this one of her! After seeing it, I'll bet more people wished that they had bid.

Click here for the full story.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Logan Neitzel in Seattle Today

Project Runway Season 6 designer, Logan Neitzel returns to Seattle today for a "Homecoming and Trunk Show" event.

Click here for more information.

Happy Anniversary Heidi and Seal!

Heidi Klum and Seal celebrated their sixth anniversary at Donald Trump's estate in Palm Beach on Sunday.

Photo: SDFL/Splash News Online

They renew their vows each year and always celebrate in a fun and unique way.

All four of their children also participated in the ceremony.

Click here for the story from Us Weekly.

Friday, May 06, 2011

BPR Interview with Carol Hannah Whitfield

Project Runway Season 6 finalist, Carol Hannah Whitfield talks to BPR about bridal fashions and more.

Carol Hannah has been designing bridal fashions since she was in high school.

Her latest wedding collection was presented last month and we were there!

Her bridesmaid's collection is available at Bella Bridesmaid stores across the country.

Click here for the podcast.

Thanks Carol Hannah!

Tim Gunn in Seattle May 7th

Tim will be at Bellevue Square at 1:00 tomorrow.

Click here for details.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Nick Verreos in a New Virgin Mobile Commercial

Nick Verreos styles "Sparah" in this new ad. Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Tim Gunn on "The Biggest Loser" Last Night

Tim Gunn granted three wishes to the remaining contestants in a "Cinderella"-themed episode.

Click here to watch.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Lifetime Makes It Official

Get ready to pop those corks, Tim! Hot off the presses:

NEW YORK (May 3, 2011) – As part of an aggressive expansion to grow its original programming stable, Lifetime today unveiled its 2011-12 programming slate featuring a powerful line-up of two all-new scripted dramas, doubling Lifetime’s number of scripted series from two to four; pick-ups of 11 unscripted programs representing more than triple the amount of reality hours on the network, including Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory...

Season 9 is slated to premiere "this summer" and if past scheduling practice is followed that likely means a late July debut. Casting is going on now and primary filming will most likely take place in June and early July.

The big news today is the confirmation of previous reports on the return of Project Runway All Stars and the debut of Project Runway Accessory:

Eight one-hour episodes each of Project Runway All Stars, featuring talented and memorable past contestants from the series who will once again compete against each other in a series of challenges to show they still have the innovation, talent and poise that made them household names, and Project Accessory, following enterprising artists who will be put to the test to create the newest and hottest trends in accessories as they compete for a cash grand prize to help them launch their own fashion accessories business.

Thankfully, there was no announcement concerning the dubious Project Runway: Masters project. We are excited to see former Project Runway Executive Producer Rich Bye affiliated with Project Accessory but are worried about the dilution of the brand. Is this too much Runway?

Click here for more from Lifetime.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Season 5 designer and BPR friend Joe Faris weighs in on The Royal Wedding. It's great seeing you again Joe!