Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tim Gunn and Dolly Parton on "The Revolution"

Heidi Klum Dazzles at Charity Event in NYC April 26th

Heidi Klum wore a beaded Temperley gown. 

 Actress Byrdie Bell wore Christian Siriano separates.

The event at Cipriani Wall Street benefitted "DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer."

  Click here for more information.

Closet Confessions from Christian Siriano

Friday, April 27, 2012

TIm Gunn in Kansas City Tomorrow

Tim's Spring Tour continues with a stop in Kansas City tomorrow.

Click here for a new interview with Tim from

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nick Verreos at FIDM in San Francisco

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos hosted a style trend event at FIDM in San Francisco last weekend. 

 The room was packed with fashion students, local bloggers and journalists. 

 Looks like a lot of fun!

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

News From Kevin Christiana

Project Runway Season 4 designer, Kevin Christiana, has been busy working on several new lines.

First is the "Authentic Icon" American Idol Collection available at Kohl's. This is a lot of fun. 

Visit the website to hear the Top Ten American Idol Finalists talk about style and to shop the looks inspired by each singer.

Kevin is also designing menswear for Andrew Charles (available at Macy's.) This collection is inspired by Steven Tyler. 

 Also available at Macy's, the "Rolling Stone" collection. Kevin designed all of the menswear.

 Please check the links to purchase these designs online or visit your local Kohl's or Macy's.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring Fashion Trends from Amanda Fields

Project Runway Supermodel, Amanda Fields checks in with BPR offering her suggestions for Spring - thanks Amanda!

Spring is in full swing and I have observed several new fashion trends for the warmer months ahead!

Move in to my new flat: The smoking flat is another little slice of men's wear as women's wear. I love this as I love the blazer from these past couple of years! There is a NEW take on this flat that I am not sure what to name. Perhaps the pointed smoker?   

This is something I have learned about through none other than Taylor Jacobson - she deserves the credit for wearing and loving Jenni Kayne D'Orsay flats in an array of colors. Follow her on twitter @taylorjacobsonn It's a more feminine take on the shoe, adding that pointy toe lends itself to being compared to the always glamorous Manolo Blahnik slingback. In fact, Janni Kayne offers it up in a slingback choice as well!

The summer boot! It's here and I actually adore it. Why? Us California girls know that even in the summer, it gets very chilly at night. Flip flops and strappy sandals are fun at the beach but if you are having a night out on the town sometimes you just want a fashion forward (summer) boot! Perhaps even a booty! There is a chic new approach - the sandal bootie.. with an open toe. It works in a light or nude color. I'd stay away from dark (bootiedals?) in most cases!

It seems that designers want us women to show off a new part of our anatomy.. our shoulders!! The other day I noticed a model wearing something that seemed more appropriate for fall but in a blush color would make me very happy this spring! It was a sweater tank top. You heard right! It's a long sleeved sweater with the tops of the outside of the arms cut out. In a lightweight sweater fabric it would be extra sweet with a camel color leather short! has a similar style. has a great photo of Nicky Hilton wearing this trend! 

What got me more obsessed with new shapes in sweaters and knitwear was recently working with the fashion designer Adelle Louise. Her line is simply called adellelouise knitwear. She is also crafting beautiful lightweight scarves for spring. I am a big fan of this cross-season dressing!

I was also in a little clip on E!'s Fashion Police with Joan Rivers! It was so much fun to meet her and have a laugh. She is a fashion icon and also a comedy icon! It was a pleasure to talk to her!

Wishing you a fashionable day!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tim Gunn Travels to Austin TX This Saturday

Tim will be in Austin on Saturday and posted a new interview with the Project Runway Star. 

 A highlight: Because Gunn has made a living off dispensing fashion advice, we were curious about the best style advice he has ever received. "Know who you are and dress accordingly," Gunn says. "The clothes we wear send a message about those who perceive us, and that's pretty important stuff." He also stresses the importance of having a style mentor — someone whose style you'd love to emulate.

Click here for the full interview. Austin fans don't miss Tim at 1 p.m. on Saturday Lucky Brand Jeans Runway Show at Barton Creek Square Mall, Macy's court, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). Seating is limited.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Keith Bryce Teaching Fashion Design at GWU This Summer

Project Runway Season 5 designer, Keith Bryce will be teaching a Summer Fashion Program at George Washington University in Washington DC this summer.

The program is designed for high-schoolers who are interested in fashion and fashion design.

Click here for more information.
UPDATE: For a $100 discount on tuition to this program enter code: FashionSummer

AJ Thouvenot to Judge Green Fashion Show in St. Louis April 19

Photo: Barbara Nitke/Lifetime Television

Project Runway Season 8 designer, AJ Thouvenot will be a judge at "The Green Fashion Show" at Maryville University tomorrow night.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Heidi Elnora Bridal Now Available at Nordstrom

Gowns designed by Project Runway Season 2 designer, Heidi Elnora (Standridge) are now available at Nordstrom.

Click here to see the lookbook.

One More Chance to Audition for Project Runway Season 10

This is one more opportunity for any designer who has procrastinated until now.

Heidi Klum in the May Issue of Allure Magazine

Click here to see a slideshow of Heidi's "Style Timeline."

Monday, April 16, 2012

Christian Siriano on VH1's "House of Consignment"

Click here for more about the show.

Leanne Marshall Designs Patterns for Simplicity

Project Runway Season 5 Champion, Leanne Marshall makes her designs available to the home sewer.

Simplicity Patterns has introduced two of Leanne's designs. Let's hope there are more to come.

Click here to order online.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tim Gunn Heads to Austin April 21

Anticipating Tim's visit to Austin on April 21st, The Austin Chronicle posted an interview here.

A highlight:

AC: One of the underpinnings of your career seems to be education as a mode of empowerment. How do you see the event you'll be participating in here as part and parcel of that larger motivation?

TG: I'm so glad you asked, because Leah Caruso-Salak [Liz Claiborne's director of marketing and special events] and I co-host the event, and what we say right before we go out is: "Let's just hope that people come away from this feeling a little smarter, a little wiser, because we've given them some information that they can apply to themselves. Or share with someone else."
Everything that I do, I try to make it about giving people information. Not a day goes by when I'm not on a quest for more information. I see myself as a constant, perpetual student. It makes the world an exciting and adventurous place. It's quite thrilling – I love the unknown.

Season 10 Casting Continues

Okay designers, here's yet another opportunity for you to get a shot at being cast on Season 10 of Project Runway. Look TV has hooked up with Nick Verreos to give designers a shot "at skipping the line" to attend a closed casting session on May 1 in Los Angeles. It's a chance to get a special look ahead of the open casting cattle call the next day.

Uncle Nicky has more on his blog. Good luck designers!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Meet Tim Gunn in Ridgeland, MS Tomorrow at 1:00

Click here for more information.

Austin Scarlett Designs Costumes for Ballet

Project Runway All Star finalist, Austin Scarlett, designed the costumes for "Square None," a contemporary ballet premiering tonight in St. Louis and STLToday posted a Q&A with the designer.

A highlight:

How did you pare down your style of big, breathtaking glamour?

When it comes to ballet, it's really all about making the dancers look beautiful and really highlighting the natural physical beauty of their bodies and their movement. I really like helping to communicate a story with costume.

What will we see on stage?

The colors are pale gray. For the women, there's a kind of corsety-type top, and the bottom is sort of a reinterpretation of the tutu.

Click here for the full interview from

Enjoy Tim Gunn on "The Revolution" While You Can

"The Revolution" has not been renewed. The final episode will be in July.

Click here for more information.

Did you watch "The Revolution?"

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nick Verreos in San Francisco April 21

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos, will be at FIDM San Francisco to host a panel discussion about fashion trends and the influence of bloggers and the internet on the industry.

Click here for more information.

Click here to register for the event.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Project Runway Season 10 Casting in Seattle

Judges are Marie Claire's Jeremy Spears, Mondo Guerra and Seth Aaron Henderson.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fashion Star Party: Episode 5

Monday, April 09, 2012

Fashion Star Episode 5 Previews

With 10 designer's remaining, Fashion Star makes its first foray into the team challenge realm, lifting a challenge straight out of Season 2 of Project Runway. Episode 5 is titled Living Department Store Window where "The remaining designers showcase their collections on live models in living window displays." Now who can remember the team that won that challenge on PR without Googling?

Here's a sneak peek at one of the teams from this week's episode:

Luciana is becoming a Tbone favorite to take the whole thing. We'll be hosting another live viewing party right here on BPR Tuesday night beginning at 9:45 p.m. All are welcome to join in!

Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible Available Sept. 4th

Photo: From Tim's Twitter

Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet is scheduled for a September 4th release - just in time for Fashion Week.

Click here to pre-order.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Daniel Vosovic Update

Style Journalist, Lauren David Peden, sends along a new profile of Project Runway Season 2 designer, Daniel Vosovic.

A highlight:

Daniel himself gives off an open, easygoing, infectiously friendly energy – not to say he isn’t deadly serious when it comes to his work. Take fall 2012, which was inspired by his teen years in mid-’90s Grand Rapids. “I found all these old photos in the attic while visiting my parents last year, and that just sort of kickstarted everything.”

Click here for the full story.

Click here to visit Daniel's website and to see his latest designs.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Project Runway Season 10 Casting Open Call in NYC on Monday, April 9

Click here for details.

Good luck designers!

Ask Tim Gunn

Tim answers style questions on "The Revolution."

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Tim Gunn Heads to Ridgeland, MS, Saturday April 14th

The next stop on Tim's Spring Tour is next Saturday at "The Renaissance at Colony Park" in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Click here for more information.

Project Runway Alums Present YSL Tribute Fashion Show in Denver

Photo: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post)

Season 9 designer, Fallene Wells, curated and coordinated this group of designers for the show celebrating Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at The Denver Art Museum.

Click here for details.

Trivia: Which Project Runway designer claimed in her audition video that her work was often mistaken for the work of Yves Saint Laurent?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Fashion Star Party: Episode 4

Tim Gunn in Birmingham

Photo: The Birmingham News / Michelle Campbell

Click here for a slideshow of photos from Tim's Fashion Show in Birmingham from The Birmingham News.

Nick Verreos Finds Magic in Miami

Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos, hosted the "Find Your Magic: Fashion Challenge" at Macy's in Miami last Saturday.

I am from South Florida and Miami is always colorful and fun - perfect for Nick!

Click here for the full story.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Fashion Star Episode 4 Previews

NBC's Fashion Star returns tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. with another episode of smoke, fireworks, dancing and maybe a little fashion thrown in. It's kind of a train wreck and we're all bystanders. One thing you never see on Project Runway are previews that actually show some of the final designs:

We're hosting our weekly snark party here on BPR and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. We'll go live at 9:45 p.m. and hope you can join us. Fashion Star is not a show, it's an experience!

Heidi Klum at The Kids' Choice Awards

Project Runway host, Heidi Klum arrives at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Show on March 31, 2012.

Photo: Bauer Griffin

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Mondo Makes His Move

Well, that didn't take very long.

Mondo Guerra has dominated the collective
consciousness of Project Runway fans for nearly two years and now it appears he is using his reality show fame not just to move forward in the world of fashion design, but to make another reality show. This just in:

New York -- As part of an aggressive expansion to grow its original programming slate, Lifetime today announces "The Mondo Show," an all-new reality series featuring Mondo Guerra, recently crowned as the best designer in Project Runway history. "The Mondo Show" follows the dreams, struggles and drama as the talented designer tries to find his way in the world of fashion.

In a way we are not surprised since Mondo has been hinting about this possibility in some of his recent interviews. Here's what we'll get:

Produced by Love Mondo Trasho and Good Bye Productions, "The Mondo Show" will detail his experience as guest editor for Marie Claire magazine as well as share some of his madcap adventures navigating around his new home in Manhattan.

Madcap adventures? Who comes up with this stuff? Obviously Lifetime has known since last fall that he was the PRAS winner, so they have had time to line up quite the impressive list of guest stars. Check this out:

Star-studded guests appearing on "The Mondo Show" include Joanna Coles, Tim Gunn, Jessica Simpson, Michael Costello, Nina Garcia, Nicki Minaj, Georgina Chapman, Abby Lee Miller and Austin Scarlett. The series premiere will feature Mondo designing costumes for the "Dance Moms" and is scheduled to air in the early summer.

Congratulations, Mondo. This is definitely a show we will not miss!

Click here for the full story.