Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Project Runway All-Stars Featured at Austin Fashion Week May 2nd

Attention Austin:  Don't miss the opportunity to see the latest collections from Daniel Esquivel, Korto Momolu, Jeffrey Sebelia, Melissa Fleis, Michelle Lesniak and Mychael Knight.

The event is part of Austin Fashion Week on Friday May 2nd.

Click here for more information.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Project Runway Designers at St. Louis Fashion Week

 Viktor Luna and Michael Drummond were among the featured designers at the St. Louis Fashion Week Designer Showcase on April 25th.

Designs by Viktor Luna  Photo:  Alivemag.com


Click here for more from Alive Magazine.

Kate Middleton in Michael Kors

The Duchess of Cambridge wears a Michael Kors coat (Spring 2014) for her final public appearance in Australia.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shop Christian Siriano Online

Did you know that Christian Siriano's garments, shoes, handbags and sketches are all available online?

Click here to shop.

Tim Gunn: "Give a Book, Get a Book"

Tim Gunn joins Disney Junior's "Give a Book, Get a Book" campaign.

Tim says that his favorite book, as a child, was "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

Click here for the full interview from SheKnows.com.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Self: A Fall/Winter Collection by Rey Ortiz"

"Under the Gunn" featured designer, Rey Ortiz, presented his Fall 2014 Collection, "Self," on April 19th at The University of Florida in Gainesville.

Photo by Destiny Johnson
Model:  Sarah Parmenter
Hair:  Nicole Collazo
Styling:  Sarah Summerlin
My black and gold inspiration comes from darkness and light after being eliminated during the first challenge of Under The Gunn and somehow being rejected by the mentors.. Within all the insecurities that come right after the elimination I realized that it was a "golden" opportunity to grow as a designer as well as a person. I am really thankful to the show, Tim, and even the mentors for helping me believe in myself and to always see the light when there's also darkness... That's why the collection's name is "Self: A Fall/ Winter Collection by Rey Ortiz."

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Meet Nick Verreos in San Francisco April 25th

Under the Gunn winning mentor, Nick Verreos, will be at Macy's Union Square in San Francisco on Friday, April 25th.  

Click here for more information.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dom Streater Pop-Up April 29th in Philadelphia

Project Runway Season 12 Champion, Dom Streater, will be presenting her Spring 2014 Capsule Collection at Knit Wit in Philly on April 29th from 6:00 - 8:00.

Click here for more information.

Under The Gunn Finale Recap - Fashion Nexus

Click here for an UTG finale recap from Shannon at Fashion Nexus.  

Thank you Shannon for faithfully recapping all season!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Under the Gunn" Finale Garments Available

Own a piece of Project Runway history!

The finale garments are up for auction and at bargain prices.

Right now Oscar Lopez's design has the highest bid.

Click here to see all of the designs.

Results In - You Were the Judge for Under The Gunn Finale

Our poll for the finale episode of Under The Gunn is closed. You agreed with judges and felt that Oscar Garcia-Lopex deserved the win. Click here to see all of the results.

Thank you for supporting us throughout this season of UTG. As the original Project Runway fan blog we continue to bring you daily doses of All Project Runway, All the Time while we look forward to Season 13 of one of your favorite shows.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Under the Gunn" Finale on AfterBuzzTV

Amanda Fields and Michelle Uberreste host this episode and Nick Verreos calls in at about 30 minutes.  

NIck Verreos and Oscar Lopez Unveil the Benefit Apron Design

Nick and Oscar traveled to NYC yesterday to present Oscar's design for Benefit.  Adorable!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lifetime Video Interview with Oscar Lopez

Bid on Seth Aaron Henderson's Scissors to Benefit Polaris Project

Project Runway All-Star Champion, Seth Aaron Henderson, is participating in the Celebrity Auction Doctors project to benefit his chosen charity, Polaris Project.

Click here to learn more about Celebrity Auction Doctors.

Click here to bid on Seth Aaron's items.

Click here to learn more about Polaris Project.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

TIm Gunn Talks, Under the Gunn Finale


The "Under the Gunn" Finale Recaps are here!  

Click here for the inside dish from Uncle Nick.
Click here for Project Rubino.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BPR Field Report from the UTG Finale

That's Eric3000 in the lower left corner!

We sent Project Runway recapper extraordinaire Eric3000 on a special mission to report on the Under The Gunn finale back in December. After cleverly disguising himself as Daniel Franco, he gained entrance behind the ropes and snared a front row seat. The results of this mission, well, you'll just have to read for yourself.

Thanks Eric!

Friday, April 11, 2014

BPR Interview with NIck Verreos

"Under the Gunn," winning mentor, Nick Verreos, talks about his experience on the show.

A couple of highlights:

BPR: Let's talk about your prize package. Have you received the Lexus yet? 

NV: I did hear from Lexus and they told me that the car would be just a one-year lease. I thought about it but I have leased a car before and I know that driving around in Los Angeles I was likely to get a scratch or a ding on the car and would probably wind up owing them money at the end of the lease. So, I declined. 


BPR: I have a reader question from Ken: What was Oscar wearing on his wrist at the finale?

NV: Oh! That was a hand-knit fabric cuff that Natalia made for Oscar. He honored her by wearing it on the finale runway. You probably noticed that every week he wore something himself to give a hint of his runway garment.

 BPR: Yes we did! 

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Nick's website.

Thank you Nick!

BPR Interview with Oscar Garcia-Lopez

Under the Gunn Champion, Oscar Garcia-Lopez, graciously spoke with me this morning about his experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: How did you learn to sew? 

OGL: Well, since I was very very little, I was always attracted to the machine. My grandmother had this very old Singer machine. I would just stare at it, like wow. I looked at it as a treasure. She would not let me near it, I was so little, so that made me only want it more. Do you know what I mean? 

My grandmother became sick with Alzheimer's in Cuba, and when we would visit her, instead of playing outside with kids in the neighborhood, I visited with her friends who were seamstresses, and they showed me so many things. I loved learning to sew and design. 

BPR: Heidi Klum said that she would "...love to wear some of your clothes..." Are you working on something for Heidi? 

 OGL: Ah - she was so great. At the moment...I can not talk about that... There was so much edited... she even came up to the garments and was looking inside at the seams and the finishing. She was so impressed. It was great. 

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Oscar's website.

Thank you Oscar!

Poll - Finale of Under The Gunn

1st: Asha
2nd: Oscar
3rd: Sam
4th: Shan
Click image for a larger view. Images courtesy of myLifetime.com
You've seen the designs on the runway at during the Season Finale of Under The Gunn and now it is your turn to be the judges. This week you are Jen Rade, Janna Roberts Rassi, Rachel Roy, Heidi Klum, and Neil Patrick Harris. It's time to tell us:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Reactions To The UTG Finale

We have a winner! Actually, we have two winners. Post your reactions to the Under The Gunn finale here.

BPR Party: UTG Finale

It's finale day for Under The Gunn! Join Team BPR and company as we watch a new designer and mentor receive another Project Runway crown. So who will it be - Anya, Mondo or Uncle Nick? Asha, Sam, Shan or Oscar? Click on the comment tab to join the party and we'll all find out together.

Results In - Episode 12

Our polls for Episode 12 are closed. You felt that Oscar Garcia-Lopez deserved the win this week. Click here to see the results. You felt that Asha should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our poll for the finale poll for Under the Gunn. 

Photos courtesy of myLifetime.com

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Sunday, April 06, 2014


Our fearless recappers submit their entries for the penultimate episode of Under the Gunn.  Thank you!

Click here for Nick's Dish.

Click here for Fashion Nexus.

Click here for Project Rubino.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Poll - Episode 12 of Under The Gunn

Photos: (l-r): Asha, Oscar, Sam, and Shan
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com. Click to see a larger view.

In spite of there being no winners or eliminated designers this week, you still have opinions. This week you are Jen Rade, Janna Roberts Rassi, Rachel Roy, and Jaimie Alexander and you will tell us what you would have done if given the opportunity.
Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.
Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Reactions To Episode 12

The judges were faced with a difficult decision tonight on Under The Gunn as they determined who would move on to the finals. What did you think of the challenge and the results? Post your reactions to Episode 12 here.

BPR Party: UTG Episode 12

Shazam! Kapow! It's superhero night on Under The Gunn in the penultimate challenge as we determine who moves on to the finals. Since we think there is no way that they only send two mentors, this essentially becomes a battle between Sam and Asha. You can watch along with your BOR friends by clicking the comment tab below.

Leanne Marshall Trunk Show at Lovely Bride NYC This Weekend

Project Runway Season 5 Champion, Leanne Marshall, will be presenting a bridal trunk show at Lovely Bride in Tribeca.

Click here for more information.

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 11

Our polls for Episode 11 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Oscar Garcia-Lopez deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with the judges and felt that Asha should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 12 poll.

Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

BPR Interview with Dani Vierra

After last week's episode (and reading Nick's Dish and watching Tim Talks...) I was curious about "Dani's Take" on the challenge. 

Dani Vierra graciously agreed to an interview and she shares her experience with BPR - thank you Dani!

A highlight:

BPR: When you had your first meeting with Oscar, what did you ask for? Did you say that you wanted a pageant gown? Did you talk about color? 

DV: I did actually. When I was originally invited on the show, before taping, I thought long and hard about what I would want. It's a chance to have a beautiful couture piece handmade by a talented up and coming designer. I told myself, regardless of who I was paired with, I would demand an evening gown because : 
A) It's something that I simply cannot "buy" at the store (all my pageant gowns are from the teen section and altered. I'm only 4'10" and 80lbs, which distorts the shape) 

B) I can buy everything else on the rack and have it altered and unlike an evening gown it won't look weird after. 

C) It's an original commissioned piece by a designer. It's something I can own and cherish for a lifetime. It's a classical design and will never lose it's beauty. Getting paired with Oscar was probably the best thing that ever could have happened. He is definitely my fashion soulmate. I told Oscar and Nick about my involvement in pageants but that I wanted something more "red carpet" that could crossover into pageant. 

The color I had no idea what I wanted. I love colors but have trouble picking one for myself. We talked a lot about the color and hadn't come to a definite "I want this" and I told Oscar that I trusted his professional decision. The color gown he picked is actually my Mom's favorite color and definitely in my top five (my favorite color is Bright Orange which is hardly an evening gown color!!). I love the color and I am glad I asked him to pick something because if I had it would have ended up being like... ridiculous! I always say "trust your designer!" 

Click here for the full interview.

Viktor Luna F/W 2014

Project Runway Season 9 finalist, Viktor Luna, presents his Fall/Winter 2014 collection, "Pangaea."  

The collection was inspired by the idea of hunters and exotic animals in a civilization before the world split.

This season Viktor is revisiting his passion for leather jackets and creating one-of-a-kind looks.  Viktor created an idea of what femininity would look like in this barbaric and exotic world.

Click here for more photos of the collection.

Click here to visit Viktor's website.

There is Still Time to Vote in Our Episode 11 Poll

Did you agree with the judges this week?

Click here to vote in our episode 11 poll.  Thank you!

Tim Gunn in Dallas

Photo:  Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times
Tim Gunn traveled to Dallas to celebrate the opening of a new Nespresso store in NorthPark Center.

He shares "three things he likes, and three things he doesn't like" about Dallas with the Dallas Morning News.

A highlight:  

It’s sweaty. He’s visited Dallas three times during the summer. ”How does anybody cope? It’s gruesome,” he says. He always wears a suit for work, regardless of the temperature. That’s actually a blessing come summertime: “because a jacket covers all the sweat marks.” 

Click here for the full interview.

Anya Ayoung-Chee to Co-Host Cayman Islands Fashion Week

Project Runway Season 9 Champion and Under the Gunn mentor, Anya Ayoung-Chee will co-host Cayman Islands Fashion Week April 19-27th.

Click here for more information.

Click here for tickets.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"Under the Gunn" Season 2 Now Casting!

As we approach the finale of Season One, we have received notice that Season Two of "Under the Gunn" is now casting!

Season Two mentors are Project Runway All-Stars, Mila Hermanovski, Michael Costello and Korto Momolu.  

The winning designer will receive $100,000 provided by Netflix and the opportunity to produce a capsule collection for Target.  

Click here to continue.