Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tim Gunn Joins Twitter

Twitter Heads rejoice! Tim Gunn is better late than never:

"Learning to use social media, can you believe it? I'm brushing off the dust and scales. I am joining the 21st century!"

Here's hoping for some juicy tweets from the set of Season 10 this summer. You can follow Tim here:!/TimGunn

Michael Kors "One Million Moments"

In celebration of Michael's 1 million Facebook fans, Kors presents this video featuring the highlights of his career.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Olivier Green, "Force" Fall 2012

Project Runway Season 9 designer, Olivier Green presents his A/W 2012 Collection, "Force."

Click here to see more of Olivier's collection.

News from Jason Troisi

Project Runway Season 8 designer, Jason Troisi is participating in a fashion event at The Denver Art Museum.

Photo: Lindsay Niegelberg / Stamford Advocate

Troisi joins other Project Runway alums; Fallene Wells, Michael Costello, Rafael Cox, Danielle Everine, Cecelia Motwani, Becky Ross, and Julie Tierney in celebrating an Yves Saint Laurent retrospective at The Denver Art Museum, now through July 8.

The designers have created garments inspired by YSL to accompany the retrospective.

Click here for the full article from the Greenwich NewsTimes.

More From Tim Gunn in Nashville

Photo: Out & About Nashville

This is the first time I have read an article where Tim is representing "Fifth & Pacific" brands rather than Liz Claiborne Inc. (The Liz brand has been sold to JCPenney and the new identity of the company representing the remaining brands is "Fifth and Pacific.")

Here is a highlight:

“I have a chin test,” he explained when it came to choosing the right color. “Put the clothing up to your chin, and if the color makes your skin glow, it’s a good color for you. If the color washes you out, you should avoid it!”

He was still apt to point out some fashion faux pas, even on the models as they walked, even asking one of the male models to tuck in his shirt because men’s shirts are meant to be tucked in. “It would just look better,” Gunn said.

“It’s important that Fashion Week takes place in cities across the country, not just in New York City,” he said after the show. “Nashville has developed its own version of Fashion Week supporting local talent, and I’m thrilled to be part of it.”

Click here for the full article from Out & About.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tim Gunn's Spring Tour Stops in Birmingham - Saturday, March 31

Tim Gunn will be at the Lucky Brand Store at The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama for a "Lucky You" Style show at 1:00 PM.

Click here for details.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bid on Project Runway All Star Finale Garments

All Star Finale garments are up for auction!

Right now Mondo's garment has the highest price.

Click here to see the auctions and to place your bid.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fashion Star Party: Episode 3

Meet Nick Verreos in Miami This Saturday, March 31st

Project Runway Season Two designer, Nick Verreos, will be at Macy's in the Miami International Mall on Saturday.

Nick will be hosting the "Find Your Magic: Fashion Challenge" Event.

Click here for details

Fashion Star Episode 3 Preview

Back by popular demand - BPR will be hosting another live party chat room for NBC's Fashion Star tonight. Doors open at 9:45 p.m. and all are welcome. We still have no idea who these designers are or what this show is about, but we definitely have fun. Come check it out with the BPR chat crew!

Project Runway Season 10 Open Casting in New York April 9

Click here for more information.

Good luck designers!

Project Runway Season 10 Open Casting in Los Angeles May 2nd

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Good luck designers!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mondo Celebrates in Denver

Photo: Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post

Mondo has been hosting Project Runway All Stars viewing parties every Thursday night in his hometown.

For the finale, a crowd of about 400 joined Mondo and celebrated his win.

An estimated 400 people were on hand for Thursday's event. Guys in top hats and girls in corsets and platform boots worked the floor, where there was a dunk tank, carnival games to be played, balloon arches and a giant blow-up clown as decorations.

Admission was a just $10, or $50 for VIP seating, and a portion of the procceeds will be donated to Denver Colorado AIDS Project. During the evening, Mondo presented a check to DCAP for $20,000, the amount raised at viewing parties held throughout the "Project Runway All Stars" season.

Read more in The Denver Post.

Tim Gunn Talks Bargain Shopping on "The Revolution"

Interview with Project Runway All Stars Champion Mondo Guerra

Also, click here for a new interview with Mondo from

a highlight:

What will you do next?
I plan to stay in Denver as long as I can and do my own collection. I want it to be all about me just like [John] Galliano is all about Galliano. I was compared to him in season eight. Don't you remember? Michael Kors said so. I know it's a reality show but I feel I have the chops to do it.

Have you been approached by companies? Are you even allowed to speak with them before the winner is announced? Will Lifetime get a percentage of your sales?
Of course I have but not until just now. I would love to do juniors. That's a huge market. I don't need my clothes to be $300. I want them to be accessible.

Tim Gunn in Nashville

This is great coverage of Tim Gunn's Fashion Show in Nashville on Saturday. Tim's next stop is March 31st in Birmingham.

Click here for the full schedule of iIm's Spring Fashion Tour.

Actress Tracy Gold Wears a Nikolaki by Nick Verreos Design to GLAAD Awards Gala

Click here for more.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Amanda Fields Reports From Fashion Week El Paseo

Amanda Fields models a gown by Michael Costello


I had a fabulous time doing so many fun shows for Fashion Week El Paseo 2012 in Palm Springs! I was also very honored and happy to be the face of this year's Fashion Week - you can see me in the banner ad on on the top of the page wearing a royal blue gown by Olivier Tolentino during last year's shows. This image was also a billboard and the front of all the programs for fashion week!

Amanda's image was featured on the EPFW billboards and in the header on the website!

During the Project Runway Fashion Show I wore a total of 7 looks - I love and respect all of the Project Runway designers and was so happy and honored to wear a look in each collection! (2 in Mila's!)

It was a great chance for me to kind of show my chameleon abilities all in one night!

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Our trusty recapping crew bids farewell to the Project Runway All Stars:

Eric3000 brings out Martin Fry...
Jordan Baker is not appeased...
Did Laura Bennett really write this?
Second City Style wants a consolation prize too...
Brian returns for the finale...
Karen is shocked by the deception...
Donna takes away the positives...
And Toyouke is ready for the break.

Thank you recappers and thank you recap fans for staying through to the finish. We have to give a shout out to our old friend and legendary recapper Rich Juzwiak who wrote a great piece on the joys and pains of what it's like to do this every week. Know that your work is appreciated and we hope to see you back for Season 10!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

How Well Do You Know the Project Runway All Stars? Trivia Quiz

Watched every episode? Maybe even twice?

Try this quiz from our friends at

I missed four! Please let us know how you did.

Friday, March 23, 2012

BPR Field Report from the "Stars of Project Runway" Show at Fashion Week El Paseo

This photo: GERRY MACEDA for Palm Springs Life

The "Stars of Project Runway" Fashion Show at Fashion Week El Paseo was held on March 21st and BPR Field Reporter Sandra Giarde was there. Thank you for your excellent report, Sandra!

Photos by Leigh Giarde.

El Paseo's Project Runway All Stars Fashion Show was *the* event to be at in Palm Desert.

Coordinated and championed by local designer and Project Runway All Stars finalist, Michael Costello, alumni from previous seasons reunited to present their latest collections to an eager crowd of over 800 people.

Michael Costello and Sandra Giarde

Amanda Fields looks fierce in Mila's gown.

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BPR Interview with Project Runway All Star Champion, Mondo Guerra

Wait,why is there still plastic on the runway?

Mondo Guerra shares his All-Star experience.

A highlight:

BPR: What kind of designs can we expect to find in your Neiman Marcus boutiques?

MG: Well it is going to be very true and honest to my aesthetic that the viewers of Project Runway have grown to know. Of course there will be lots of prints and color…I mean it is going to be very wearable, let's say that - very edgy and wearable.

BPR: Will you be involved in the casting of season 10?

MG: Yes I will.

Click here for a transcript of the interview.

Thank you Mondo!

Poll - Finale Project Runway All Stars - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: top row - Austin; middle row - Michael; bottom row - Mondo.
Photos courtesy of Click to see a larger view.
You've seen the designs on the runway at Gotham Hall and now it is your turn to be the judges. This week you are Angela Lindvall, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ken Downing. It's time to tell us:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Reactions To The PRAS Finale

We have a winner! Project Runway All Stars ended on something of a predictable note as they crowned a champion. What did you think? Did the right designer win or was the fix in? Post your reactions to the PRAS finale here.

PRAS Finale Party!

Tonight On BPR

Tonight is the big reveal as we find out whether Michael Costello, Mondo Guerra or Austin Scarlett take home the big prize on Project Runway All Stars. Guest judge Tommy Hilfiger joins the fray. Tbone, suzq and the usual cast of BPR characters will be on hand tonight for a live chat room party as we watch the finale together. All are welcome - doors open at 8:45 p.m. See you tonight on BPR!

Results In - Who Should/Will Win Project Runway All Stars

The readers have voiced their opinions via our poll:
You felt that Mondo Guerra SHOULD win Project Runway All Stars and that he also WILL win. Click here to see how you voted.

Check back with us tomorrow to cast your vote on the finale collections after seeing the garments on the runway tonight.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mena Suvari in a Christian Siriano Dress at the LA Premiere of "American Reunion"

Actress Mena Suvari wore this dress from Christian Siriano's Fall 2011 Collection to the Los Angeles premiere of "American Reunion."

Congratulations April Johnston!

Project Runway All Star designer, April Johnston and Aaron Hoffman were married on March 9th.

The ceremony was at Bonaventure Cemetery and the reception followed at Cha Bella in downtown Savannah.

Season 8 designer, Peach Carr, her daughter Molly and husband Wayne joined the celebration.

The happy couple honeymooned in Ladera St. Lucia.

Our best wishes go out to April and Aaron!

Click here for more photos.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fashion Star Party: Episode 2

Anyone Watching Fashion Star?

NBC's long touted Fashion Star kicked off last week and let's just say that the production was....interesting. This is no Project Runway. The flashing lights, loud pop music, smoke and an American Idol-like set are just the start. With the tag line of "watch it today, wear it tomorrow", this program focuses more on wearable fashion with an an eye towards immediate retail.

Host Elle Macpherson is teamed up with celebrity mentors Jessica Simpson, John Varavatos and Nicole Richie. But the real decision makers are the the three buyers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and H&M. We're giving this show a chance and will be hosting a live party for tonight's episode. If you plan on checking it out, come join us! It's kind of frenetic, but definitely a new spin on a much overdone genre.The show starts at 10:00 p.m. and we will open the party room around 9:45 p.m.

More From Tim Gunn's Visit to Boston

BPR Field Reporter, Tina G sends us more from Tim's visit to Boston. Thanks Tina!

Fans who met Tim in Boston also received this fabulous tote bag!

Another question was why didn't Tim mentor the designers on Project Runway All-Stars. He answered that it was filmed the same time Season 9 was. Tim said that each season he feels as if he's attending to an emergency room patient and he couldn't possibly attend to two emergency room patients! Not to mention how much time Michael and Nina would have to invest as well.

Tim gave a mini styling lesson using one of the models for illustration. She was wearing a blousy peasant top with short shorts. Tim explained that you if you have short shorts you shouldn't wear a plunging neckline. Conversely, if you are wearing a blousy top you should not also wear a baggy bottom.

Tim also mentioned that he has a book on fashion history coming out in the fall.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A New Interview with Project Runway Season 5 Winner, Leanne Marshall

Mondo Guerra's Winning Design Worn by "Godspell" Actress, Lindsay Mendez

Click here for more.

BPR Field Report from Christian Siriano's Wedding Showcase at Nordstrom

BPR Field Reporter, Ali G, attended the Christian Siriano Wedding Showcase at Nordstrom on Saturday and sends us this report. Thank you Ali!

Hi, BPR!

This is Ali G., reporting from the Christian Siriano Wedding Showcase. It was held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Nordstrom from Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY. Christian presented about 10 wedding dresses to be sold at this store. These dresses were soft and romantic. They seemed like what the 2012 bride who always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding would wear on her big day. Although they are voluminous and intricate, their fabrics are light and airy, making them comfortable for any bride.

My favorite dress was the last dress shown. It was colored light gray which was a refreshing change. Christian described it as for the bride who wanted something a bit different, but not too different. The setting at this event was very intimate, allowing Christian, the models, the staff, and the guests to interact freely. I really enjoyed meeting Christian. He was extremely friendly. I mentioned my wish for him to launch a line for men. He smiled in response.

The models walked around. I was able to see the dresses up close and even touch them. The staff was really accommodating, kindly answering every question. There were several waiters, serving caviar, smoked salmon, and champagne. Overall, it was an outstanding event. Big thank you to Christian for being not only super talented, but also super gracious, big thank you to Nordstrom for organizing this event very professionally, and, of course, big thank you to BPR for posting it online beforehand which brought it to my attention, and, therefore, allowed me to attend. It was a day to remember!

Ali G.

Click here for more photos.

Project Runway All Stars Finale Part 2 Preview Video

Sunday, March 18, 2012


It's okay if you skipped Part 1 of the PRAS finale. The recappers watched the episode so you didn't have to:

Eric3000 is the dystopian leader of PRASville...
JordanBaker misses Nina...
Laura Bennett offers up workroom insight...
Second City Style wonders who will wow the judges...
Karen drips words all over the internet...
Donna is at a lack for words...
And Toyouke is waiting for the pre-determined outcome.

Thank you recappers! Next week, the real finale.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

BPR Field Report from Tim Gunn's Visit to Boston

BPR Field Reporter Tina G attended Tim Gunn's Fashion Show today and sends us this report. Thanks Tina!

Today I drove a few miles from my home to Burlington Mall in Burlington, Massachusetts to meet Tim Gunn! I’ve met Tim on two other occasions: at the Kate Spade store in Boston in 2010 and at the Lucky Brand Jeans store in SoHo during Fashion’s Night Out, 2011. (I was also in the audience at Martha Stewart Show when he was a guest in 2007.) I couldn’t pass up another chance to meet Tim, especially when I didn’t have to travel so far!

When I got in line, Tim had not yet arrived. We were told he had quite an ordeal getting to the mall. We weren’t told why, but apparently he was on a plane for a couple of hours and then traveled four hours by car. Maybe he drove from NYC? Eventually, he did make it with his entourage, who consisted of a group of both male and female models dressed from head to toe in Lucky Brand Jeans outfits. One of the models was one who travels with him and the others were local. I spoke with her and asked her if she was Adair (who I saw at Kate Spade). She said Adair was her travel buddy but wasn't able to make this trip.

Prior to Tim’s arrival, the audience was asked for questions for Tim. One person asked who were Tim’s favorite Project Runway designers. He said it would be easier to state whom he didn’t like! There was quite a din, so I missed who he didn’t like in Season 1, so you’ll have to take your best guess: Mario, Vanessa or Wendy, perhaps?

In Season 2, his least favorite was Zulema (also known as Shatenge). She apparently was pulling some shenanigans off-camera. When Tim asked the other designers why they didn’t complain, Santino said in his deepest voice, “We were afraiiiiiiid!” Can you guess who was Tim’s least favorite designer in Season 3? No, Tim did not name Keith Michael, who was asked to leave early, but named none other than Vincent Libretti! Vincent’s designs did leave a bit to be desired, but he did make it long enough to go to Paris and did provide comedy relief.

Seasons 4 and 5 were Victorya Hong and Kenley Collins, respectively. Victorya had a really hard time adjusting to the rigorous schedule. When Tim and the producers asked her why, she thought the lack of sleep and food was just for the cameras! He couldn’t really name anyone in Season 6 (the dreaded LA season). Tim didn’t get a chance to name anyone in Season 7, as he was asked to move things along, but he did say his least favorite of Season 8 was the “both the villain and the winner” – Gretchen. When Tim asked how many in the crowd wanted Mondo to win, the cheers were louder than when Tim himself took the stage!

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Congratulations Emmett McCarthy and EMc2

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Emmett McCarthy is celebrating the sixth anniversary of his EMc2 Boutique.

Join Emmett and the EMc2 team today from 12 - 6.

Project Runway All Stars Finale Part 1 Now Online

Click here to watch the full episode online.

Tim Gunn's Spring Tour Kicks off Today in Boston!

Photo: Mike Yarish/ Lifetime Networks

Project Runway fans in or near Boston head to the Burlington Mall today for a fashion show with Tim Gunn.

Click here for more information.

Next weekend, Tim heads to Nashville.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Reactions To Episode 11

Project Runway All Stars kicked off the finale tonight, but we'll have to wait until next week to find out who the winner is. What did you think of the episode? Do you still think your favorite will take home the big prize? Post your reactions to Episode 11 here.

Project Runway All Stars Party: Episode 11

Tonight On BPR

It's Part 1 of the Project Runway All Stars finale tonight and that photo up there is a sneak peek from Mondo's collection. (You can see looks from Michael and Austin here at the PRAS Blog) For Mondo Guerra, it's a chance to right a terrible judging wrong from Season 8. For Michael Costello, it's a familiar position to create an upset win. For Austin Scarlett, it's a real chance at presenting a fully funded finale collection for Project Runway. Who do you like?

Join Tbone and suzq tonight for our weekly live PRAS chat party as we watch Part 1 of the finale together. We'll see a return of all the PRAS designers and probably a twist or two. Doors open at 8:45 p.m. See you tonight on BPR!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 10

Our polls for Episode 10 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Mondo Guerra deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Michael should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our 'Who SHOULD Win the Finale' and 'Who WILL win the Finale'polls.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bid on Project Runway All Stars Episode 10 Garments

Own a piece of Project Runway history.

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

Click here to see all of the auctions.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Finale Part 1 Preview Video

Notes on the All-Star Season:

Mondo has won four challenges
Michael and Austin have each won two challenges.

(The remaining two challenges were won by Jerrell and Rami.)

The women did not win even one challenge.

This is the first time in Project Runway history we have had all men in the finale.

Tune in Thursday night for Part 1 of the finale to see Austin, Michael and Mondo create their "All-Star" collections.

Project Runway All Star Sample Sale Tomorrow in NYC

Project Runway All Stars designers Jerell Scott, Kara Janx, Michael Costello, Rami Kashou, and Mondo Guerra are hosting a joint sample sale, offering discounts of up to 80 percent off.

The event is held at 242 W. 36th St. in the garment district between Seventh and Eighth Ave, eighth floor; 11–6.

The designers will be there to greet customers.

We'd love photos!

From Racked NY: At Nanette Lepore's Project Runway All Stars viewing party Thursday, Mondo Guerra informed us that he's decided not to participate in the All Stars sample sale at Kara Janx's studio on Wednesday. He says he doesn't have enough overstock left to sell. On the bright side, he may stop by the sale and put in an appearance anyway, just to show his support. (And we wouldn't be surprised to see other Project Runway-ites popping up, as well).

Participating designers still include Jerrell Scott, Kara Janx, Michael Costello, Rami Kashou, and Mila Hermanovski. Discounts go up to 80% off, with prices starting at $25.

If you're still craving something Mondo, stop by Nanette Lepore's Broome Street shop. The boutique might still have a few copies of his winning garment from this week's Project Runway All Stars episode.

The All Stars Sample sale runs one day only: Wednesday, March 14th, 11am to 6pm. It's in the Garment District at 242 West 36th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on the 8th floor.

Update: Click here for details.

There is Still Time...

Did you agree with the judges?

There is still time to vote in our episode 10 poll.

Click here to vote.

Thank you!

Shop Rami Kashou for bebe

Rami Kashou's Bridal Collection is now available online.

Click here to shop.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Project Runway Season 10 Now Casting!

It's time to repeat this very important message - Season 10 now casting!

Click here for details.

Rami Kashou for bebe, The Bridal Collection

Project Runway All Star, Rami Kashou introduces his brand new bridal collection for Bebe.

Rami will be touring the country visiting Bebe Boutiques and meeting fans.





To RSVP email by March 20.

BPRs, if you are able to attend any of these events, we would love a field report!

Nick Verreos in Northwest Indiana/Chicago March 24th

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos will be presenting a "Me, My Shape, and I" Fashion Seminar at the "Healthy U Expo" in Merrillville, Indiana on March 24th.

Click here for more information.

Nick is also mentioned in this feature about success from Fashion Reality Shows.