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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Transcript of Episode 8 Bonus Video - Q&A in Paris

BPR once again thanks Laura the Lawyer for transcribing this bonus video!

Episode 8 Bonus - Q&A in Paris � The designers get grilled in Paris by designer Catherine Malandrino

[In the Parsons Paris workroom]

MALANDRINO: Do you feel it's very important to travel with a bag that match the outfit?

ANGELA: Yes, I do. Absolutely.

MALANDRINO: Kayne, how did you find this belt? And why do you want everybody to know your name?

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From The Mailbox

This is a photo of the young actress Miley Cyrus from Disney's "Hannah Montana." She is wearing a blazer by Cosa Nostra in Teen Magazine. Thanks Anonymous.

Next, from Marie - this link to an article about Chloe Dao.

Here is the Entertainment Weekly interview with Angela.

ETA: I have a couple of new e-mails: First, Daniel Vosovic's model, Rebecca has been spotted on the MTV VMA Awards Show. Also Jeffrey Sebelia has been spotted on Access Hollywood. Anyone else see these? I can't completely confidently confirm...

Early Recaps: "High Flying Fashion"

Manolo: the world needs more Elvis!

Maureen Ryan is a devoted mainstreamer....

BPR Faves: Amber, Mags, Tiffany, and Shawn

The usual suspects: Miz Shoes, Tammy, Elisa, Mark Harris, Toyouke, Jayne, Jen, Jesse and Sam...

New to BPR: Joy, Annie, and Michelle.

Great job everyone!

Transcript of Angela's Exit Interview

Once again BPR thanks "MT" for the excellent transcription service!

Angela�s Exit Interview, Part I

Before I left the workroom I actually went around to everybody and said goodbye to them and I gave Michael, Kayne, and Laura a hug. Because I knew I was going home. And I just said good luck with everything and I just wished them really well and they were like Oh you just never know how these things are going to go. But I knew, I had a feeling. So, it was, it�s just sort of this way on Project Runway, people come, people are in your life, and then they�re gone. It�s kind of sad but it�s, it�s not, you know, you just move on pretty quickly. And you just get back to work.

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BPR Interview With Robert's Sister, Teresa

Dear Laura,

Apologies for the delay in responding but I have been away and just checked my email today. I'm happy to answer your questions and grateful for the brilliant blog which keeps me posted on PR all the time (unfortunately, we can't see the show here in the UK.)

The producers rang me a week before filming but nothing was confirmed until the night before my flight. I traveled alone. I lived in New York for 11 years so it is a familiar city. I spent my free time visiting with friends who had no idea why I was in town on such short notice.

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Congratulations Jeffrey!

You knew exactly what it took to create a look for your kind of jet-setter. Your look would be comfortable on a Gulfstream on the way to your chateau or on the stage at Madison Square Garden. You wowed the judges on two continents with your rocker aesthetic. Bravo, Jeffrey!

Let's find positive things to say about Jeffrey's design and/or Jeffrey. If you have negative comments, please post them here.

Let's Send Some BPR Love to Angela!

Angela, you created some beautiful garments that were true to your own aesthetic and you taught us the word 'fleurchon.' You won the Macy's Challenge and you reinvented Audrey Hepburn in the 'Iconic Statement' challenge. You were the go-to girl for the reaction shot; your look of happiness when the Macy's window was unveiled was one of the most memorable moments of Season 3. You will not be forgotten!

Let's give Angela only positive words from her fans at BPR. Negative thoughts belong here.

Don't forget to watch The Today Show this morning for Angela's interview! ETA: Click here for her interview on The Today Show.

Your Turn To Be The Judge VIII

This week you get to be Nina Garcia, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Francisco Costa and Catherine Malandrino. We have two polls for you. Click here to tell us who should have won. Click here to tell us who should have been out. Each day you can vote in each poll until it is closed.

Please note that our polls are hosted by a service called Pollhost which is free and fun, but has some pop-up advertising.

Fan Favorite

Click here to vote.

Several of you caught this on the Bravo site last night. Alison's photo in every single spot of the fan favorite ballot. Hmmmmm....

Thanks for the screencap, Pam!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Reactions To Episode 8

We welcome your reactions to Episode 8, but please play fair! If you haven't done so already, please review our comment guidelines.

Now, let her rip!

Episode 8 Party!

In honor of all the fleurchon sightings at Sunday's Emmy Awards show, we hereby christen our party room The Jubilee Jumbles! Everyone is welcome to add their own signature touches, but please, first review and abide by our commenting guidelines. We want everyone to have a fun and safe time in the Jumbles party room!

BPR Live Play-By-Play: Episode 8

Join Tbone once again this week as he provides live play-by-play coverage of Episode 8 as it is braodcast live from the East coast. Remember, comments in this post are for Tbone's exclusive use only. Everyone else, report to the Jubilee Jumbles party room above!

li lund, tahiti boys & the palmtree family gig, point �ph�m�re, 8/30/06

in front of the lv flagship, les champs �lys�es, 8/30/06

A Message From Michael!

Be still your hearts, BeePeR's. We have been looking for months for any sort of web presence that Michael Knight may have. We finally found him! With permission from The Captain himself, we are delighted to share with you his MySpace site!

And he also sends along a message:

Hey! Thanks so much for the support! BPR HAS been really great to me...u guys make me feel like I'm special or something! LOL! My mom loves you as well. SHE updates me about my postings! Its definitely cool to post my myspace page. I love to hear & respond to the fans. Thanks again for the love & KEEP IN TOUCH!

We know you've been waiting....go ahead and send him some love!

You Like Us. You Really Do!

Today BPR is the noted blog by Blogger. We like to pretend that this is the Nina Garcia equivalent of "adorable," the Michael Kors equivalent of "chic," the Tim Gunn equivalent of "stunning" or the Heidi Klum equivalent of "and it looks expensive." Maybe it just means that it was our turn.

Wait ... did we get immunity?


Missing Malan? Well, he is certainly busy! He is preparing full time for his show on the 11th! Here is a link to his blog and a photo of beautiful Amanda Fields wearing one of his designs at an MTV event. Congratulations Malan! Thank you Ada.

Bid on Alison Kelly garments on Ebay. Thanks Justin.

Click here for Heidi and Tim 'showing auf' at the Entertainment Weekly event. Have you bought your EW? Thanks Liz.

There was an Emmy Fugging that mentioned Jeffrey. Oh my. Thanks merseydotes and Alexandra.

Jeffrey was at Sunset Junction this weekend. Lorelei sends us this picture.

Results 'In' - You Were the Judge VII

Our Poll Results are in for Episode Seven. Fifty-eight percent of you felt Jeffrey should have been out. Seventy-four percent of you felt Uli should have won. Click on each photo to see all of the results.

shoboshobo 10bis, la g�n�rale, 8/30/06

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Michael Knight in Atlanta Magazine!

Thanks for the scans, Gail!

Click Here To See Robert Best Prints

it's raining, rue montgallet, 8/29/06

Interview With Michael's Mom!

We know how much you have enjoyed our previous mom interviews from the 'Everyday Woman ' episode. This time BPR is pleased to present Pam Knight, Michael's mother. She took the time to indulge our curiousity about her gifted son who has managed to charm every judge and win two back-to-back challenges along the way with his skill and creativity.

When did you find out you would be going to New York?

I received a phone call about four days before I was due to leave asking me if I would be willing to come to New York and of course I said I would do anything for Michael.

How much time did you have to prepare?

I got a call on Friday to confirm everything and left on Saturday morning.

Did anyone come with you?

No, I came alone. I wanted my husband to come with me but he encouraged me to go alone and have a good time and that I did. (Smile)

Where did you stay?

I stayed at the Hudson.

Click here to read more.

Video - Brief LKL Clip - Questions Answered

Click here for video of Heidi, Tim and Nina answering questions in a segment that was not broadcast last Friday. Thanks Sophie.

Okay, who asked the 'Do you read any blogs' question? And, Nina, would it have hurt you to just admit that you read BPR? And I say that in a way that is not meant to be mean-spirited. We love our 'NINAGARCIA,' as Justin Couture would say.

Hi Tim!

ETA: Since we here on BPR always strive to serve the fans - we have added a transcript of the Q&A here!
Thanks, Laura the Lawyer!

my first "stylish world" column in COVER magazine (september issue)

For the first publication in the Danish magazine I choose to treat of Paris style. I'll focus on a different city or event in every issue.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Where Are Your Contest Entries??

Hey guys!? Where are your contest entries?!? I only have one entry...I was waiting to post it until I had a couple others, but I haven't received any. I know someone wants this fabulous clutch by 2 Fresh Petunias:

Click here to see how - you still have a day or so to get your entry in!

Moving! Yay!

I'm back! Remember when I mentioned awhile back that I was moving?! Well, the time came around last week, and I spent this past weekend moving. It was grueling and tiresome (as is to be expected with moving), but it was definitely worth it! I have so much more's awesome! I'll be sure to share some pictures once I get everything set up, but it may be awhile...this week is going to be organization week...phew! Wish me luck!

Fall 2006 Must-Have: Sweater Dress

Ok, so unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple months, you already know that the sweater dress is a huge must-have for fall 2006. But, I wanted to point out to you guys out there who budget for clothes wisely, make an investment in one great sweater dress that you'll get lots of use out of. This is definitely one item worth splurging on this fall, so I suggest you save up your moolah for a high-quality sweater dress (unless you're just lucky enough to find a high-quality dress on sale).

Here are some of my picks on a 3 price point tier:

1. Deal: Simple Sweatshirt Dress
Gap - $39.50 - now on sale!

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2. Definite Do: Cowl-neck Sweater Dress
Anthropologie - $168

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3. Dream: Alpaca Long Sweater
Neiman Marcus - $395

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To get the most mileage out of your new sweater dress, be sure to choose one in a neutral tone. Pair with flats or dressy slouch boots to finish the outfit.

opening isabelle boinot's exhibition, librairie/galerie en marge, 8/28/06

Fun With BPR!

First, from Celia, this link to NPR's "A Project Runway Solution For Our Nation." Tim Gunn For President!

Next a new Project Runway blog! Project Yawnur! Welcome Phaolo!

Vincent made the Emmy dress for Dana Del George who accompanied nominee H.A. Arnarson who was one of the nominees for editing on "Survivor."
Click here for the video.

Katy has her Waste Not post up!

Here is another great recap that I had never seen before. Thanks, Sophie.

Episode 8 Speculation

Let's see what we've got so far. First, there is the brief preview at the end of Episode 7 where Heidi is once again holding the magic bag and announces: "for your next challenge you will be designing an outfit for a jet-setter". Who will the jet-setter be? What's the bag for? Model selection? It doesn't look like they are working in teams in the workroom....hmmmm....

And it certainly looks like the long anticipated "change in venue" is imminent, courtesy of Delta Airlines. And isn't it convenient that Parsons just happens to have a campus in Paris? Or could the designers be heading somewhere else?

It also appears, according to other previews that Tim will be the one delivering the 'auf' this week. Does it happen on the runway ... does it happen before ... does it happen that way at all?

There is the new Bravo preview promising more ugliness from Jeffrey. Haven't we had our fill of that already this season?

Finally, there is more speculation regarding the two different versions of Episode 7. One version was originally shown on Wednesday night (and can be downloaded via iTunes). The other version shows Heidi giving a longer speech regarding immunity and how wins now could affect the outcome in the future (right before she introduces the judges). There are other subtle differences in the episode but Heidi's announcement seems to have the most gravitas.

Devoted Beeper, Loribeth sends us this report of the edited version:

It comes about 35 minutes in. It is right before the runway show, when the designers are seated. Heidi is standing and she says to them (and this IS verbatim):

"Always important to do your best work because there will be other benefits to winning challenges that will be revealed later."

Hmmmm... What could this mean?

Just a friendly reminder: This post is for Episode Eight speculation and for "'Do your best' statement edit" speculation - not for "final four" speculation and definitely NOT for spoilers. BPR aims to remain spoiler-free. Please respect this. We will give you all the chance to choose your "Top Four" later this week. Thanks everyone!

Here is the yahoo preview. It shows model selection. Here is a Google preview. Thanks Jordan!

Drop Everything!

Fourfour's recap is up!

Heidi at the Emmys ...

...and she looked stunning! Click here for other images from the weekend event.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sunday Reading.....

First, here is an article about Tim Gunn. Thanks Wendie!

This NYTimes article features a picture of the CEO of Federated Department Stores. Hmmmm... I see something familiar in the background. Thanks Joseph!

Click here for a video interview with Nina Garcia. Thanks Kelly. (Click on the blue hyperlink of Nina's name.)

Beauty Addict magazine features an interview with Nick Verreos! Thanks Tara.

Speaking of Uncle Nick, it looks like he will be the special guest at an event called La Mode in Seattle. Mark your calendars!

ETA: AND it looks like Daniel Franco will be at the same event on September 8th! Thanks Kim.

Here is a link to a video interview with Heidi and Tim on the set of the Entertainment Weekly photo shoot. Thanks Wendie, Susan and Jeremy!

This is from Iconique. Thanks, Ruins.

Were you a little disappointed in the Larry King interview?

This might confirm what you were thinking.... Thanks Anne.

Here is another mention of the Delta-Project Runway tie-in. Thanks Susan.

Simran sends us this mention of a Season Two designer making an appearance at a fashion event at Cherry Hill Mall on September 9th. Who could it be? It looks like the Cherry Hill Mall is in New Jersey - not far from Philadelphia. Hmmmmmm.....

Karl Lagerfeld disses our favorite show here. Ha, very funny Mr. Lagerfeld. We know that you are "in bed" with Tommy Hilfiger and appeared in his lame rip-off of Project Runway..."The Cut." SOUR GRAPES. So sad.... Thanks, Marsha.

Attention Alison Kelly fans: Here is some news about Alison teaming up with jewelry designer Rachel Leigh. Good luck girls!

Emmy Pre-Show/Emmy Awards Reminder

Tonight Project Runway is up for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program category. The show is broadcast live on NBC from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles starting at 8:00 Eastern. And don't miss the Emmy Red Carpet Special starting at 7:00 Eastern featuring our very own Tim Gunn.

As you can see, the radiant Heidi and the dapper Tim have been enjoying the pre-Emmy festivities such as the one hosted by Entertainment Weekly last night.

Good luck, Project Runway! Good luck, Tim!

Hey Raymundo!

Many of you wrote to mention that you spotted Raymundo Baltazar on a episode of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Of course we followed up with a note to Raymundo and he is indeed very busy! First here is his official bio:

Raymundo Baltazar-Flores, 26, was born in Morelos,Mexico.

He's a designer-stylist and the founder of "Young.Balls." - a line of leading edge youth-wear. He's been working in fashion, art and media since he was 16 years old. Baltazar has worked as a stylist at LA's Fashion Week, assistant designer for "S-Hoper Designs," retail at "BCBGMaxAzria," and buyer for a contemporary retail chain. Recently, Raymundo was the head-stylist for the new "Ed Hardy" launch fashion show "Runway," in Hollywood and "Ipop," in New York. Aside from finishing his second collection for "Young.Balls.," he's worked with "The Jim Henson Company" and "The Dan Clark Company" styling the actors for the preschool pilot "Laugh-Pad" for The Cartoon Network. He's even styled a gay theamed puppet comedy for the Dan Clark Company called, "Playing With Dolls". Raymundo is presently working at ABC-Disney in the wardrobe styling department.

Raymundo has apeared on the "Janice Dickinson Show" and of course, Bravo's hit series, "Project Runway".

Raymundo Baltazar, a graduate of L.A.'s design school FIDM, lives in Los Angeles with his three dogs and one cat.

Here are some of the latest looks from Raymundo's Young.Balls line:

Thanks for keeping in touch with BPR, Raymundo!

BPR Interview with Robert Best

Robert Best was already a well known designer before Season 3 of Project Runway began. Many pegged him as an early favorite to make the finals and we were surprised to see him leave so soon. We all know about his talent. He also shows us what a nice guy he is:

BPR: Hi Robert, you have many heartbroken fans on BPR. Where were you Wednesday night and who did you watch the show with? Were your friends and family surprised?

Robert: I watched at home with a good friend of mine. I think everyone was surprised except for me, since it happened quite a while ago.

BPR: How did your gorgeous sister Teresa react to seeing herself on the show?

Robert: She hasn't seen it yet. I told her that they all but edited her right off the show. Nobody wants to watch people with good manners... evidently.

BPR: You grew up in Utah, not necessarily known as a fashion hotbed. What got you interested in fashion design?

Robert: I was dropped on my head as an infant. Actually, my mom loved to watch classic films and I would watch them with her, and I think thats where it all began.

Click here to continue reading our interview with Robert as he touches on the importance of model selection and his friendship with Kayne.