Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Here's an example of one of the entries from a group of seniors from Yale:
Click here for more details and get your entries in!
Monday, October 30, 2006
This is your last call to win fun indie goods, and all you really have to do is send in a picture of your latest shopping spree...anyone else care to try your luck? Win this breast cancer awareness themed gift set
Contest winner will be decided tomorrow night...get your picture to me before then to enter. Click here for details
Cool weather outfit
Up-close of the plaid pants
I got these fab plaid pants at Loehmann's - they're by jaidan. I've never heard of the brand, but they were apparently about $300 full price, but I paid more like $60. They were paired with a sweet cowlneck, red sweater in the store, but they didn't have my size in the top. I had to have the pants though...the plaid is just so versatile, and like how you can add punches of red to the outfit and still match the pants. The red, cashmere scarf is also from Loehmann's, though I don't remember the name of the brand on that piece. The shoes are by Kenneth Cole, and the sweater is by Banana Republic. A warm, comfy, and office-worthy outfit...everybody wins...lol
Here is AJ's final recap of Season Three. No, it's never too late, AJ!
Do we have a field reporter for the Macy's event in Philadelphia on Wednesday? Please write to the team so that we can send your highly-prized "credentials!"
Jay McCarroll scratched his nose again! Just kidding, but he did appear at Alfred University over the weekend. Thanks Valerie.
Meanwhile, what has Tim been up to? Remember his REAL job - the one at Parsons? The school recently hosted a convention that featured design software from OptiTex. How is it that Tim looks perfect in every photo? Thanks Deb.
Now you can play dress up with Michael Knight's garments from Season 3. Don't you wonder if Pam Grier is playing along? Click here for Michael's i-Dressup. Thanks, MG.
And in case you missed it, click here for Uli's, click here for Laura's and click here for Jeffrey's i-Dressup games.
Here are the details:
Just in case seeing our favorites on TV isn't enough - prepare for the Macy's/INC/Elle Tour! Field Reporters, report for duty! Who will make first contact with Nina Garcia? Will she hold an "I heart BPR" placard?
INC International Concepts and ELLE are taking the winning designs from Project Runway's third season on a tour of seven Macy's stores nationwide. Each stop will feature an INC fashion show hosted by Project Runway stars Nina Garcia or Tim Gunn. Stop by the INC departments at the following venues for your Runway fix:
Wednesday, November 1, 6 p.m.:
Macy's Center City, Philadelphia, PA, 2nd floor. RSVP: 888-MACYS-NY.
Saturday, November 4, 2 p.m.:
Macy's Galleria, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 4th floor. RSVP: 305-577-2172
Thursday, November 9, 6 p.m.:
Macy's Downtown Seattle, WA, 2nd floor. RSVP: 206-506-4FUN
Saturday, November 11, 2 p.m.:
Macy's Topanga, CA, Level 2. RSVP: 818-883-7211 ext. 2644
Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.:
Macy's Northpark Center, Dallas, TX, Level 1. RSVP: 866-226-0449
Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m.:
Macy's on State Street, Chicago, IL, 3rd floor. RSVP: 800-634-3537
Saturday, November 18, 2 p.m.:
Macy's Towne Center, Leawood, KS, 1st floor. RSVP: 1-800-835-9718
We announced our contest here (and don't miss the eerie pictures of your Team BPR). Now we can announce the details! The judges will be Andrae Gonzalo, Emmett McCarthy and Nick Verreos of Season 2 and Katy Gerdes from Season 3; yes, they will indeed look at your entries and offer a critique of the best costumes. The Grand Prize will include a year's supply of TRESemm� products custom-selected for your type of hair as well as a set of the new ceramic ionic brushes soon to be released by TRESemm� and a Project Runway Season 2 DVD. TRESemm� has also generously agreed to give a gift assortment of products for second and third prizes.
Get your entries to Team BPR no later than noon (Eastern) on Wednesday, November 7th. We're looking for the best costume depicting a Project Runway designer, judge or model. Our judges will caucus and determine the winners to be announced on November 14th.
Now ... make it work!
Here is a little inspiration from our very first entry - a "Laura Bennett." Without revealing the costume itself, we can show you what is in "Laura's" purse:
This is from our first contestant...
I decided to go all out and even carry an imaginary Laura purse! Of course, it's sparkly and gold. She of course carries a picture of her husband (Einstein), CG smoothwear lip color in Cabernet, her Harry Winstons, sewing scissors, a paintbrush(for self-portrait painting, of course!,) anti-bacterial hand gel for the kids, and it looks like Frank (and some turtle poop!) have snuck in there as well. Whoops!
Hmmmmm... It looks like "Laura" has snuck in a flask of the non-alcoholic champagne as well.....
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
BPR's are so smart! You correctly predicted Jeffrey's win. But there were a lot of comments from those who WISHED another designer would win.
Now that we have had a chance to cool off let's try another poll: Which collection was YOUR favorite? Do you agree with the judges? Or not? Click here to vote.
Here is a reminder of what the collections looked like.
Chris Rogers is a friend of BPR who has an on-line competition for fashion illustrators. Chris devises fascinating challenges and the talent is superb. Congratulations, Chris on another successful season of Project Designer!
CR: Hi BPR! Since the PR season is over, I was hoping this would be a great opportunity to submit this interview with the winner of Project Designer Cycle 4! Attached are images of his finale collection.
A revisit to the Elizabethan Historic lifestyle fused with the present form of fashion, my Stratford Opulence Collection is inspired by the captivating tragedies and romances of William Shakespeare in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Each of the 9 pieces convey their own story as far as how social status was viewed at the time: looks 1-2 are the lowest of the classes that consist of the vagabonds and slaves; looks 3-6 are the middle class who serve for the protection for the monarchy, such as soldiers and guards; looks 7-8 are the upper class who impose position of superiority; and lastly, look 9, which is the Queen, the "upper uppest", most revered and exalted. All these, though very distinctive from one another, are united with their beauty, majestic looks, extravagantly designed garments and careful detailing. The entire collection is created to bring what was to what is�
The title Stratford Opulence is derived from William Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. I chose to call it this way to, obviously, convey my inspiration for the theme. With it, I used the adjective "opulence" to indicate the elegance and majesty of the entire collection; to mark its beauty.
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Jenna and her friend Meghan attended the Breast Cancer Awareness event held last Saturday at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, NY. Here is their report:
It really was a very well organized and beneficial event, raising thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society. We got there early, around 12:00, so that we could scope out the area. There was a raffle taking place, with prizes including a Tim Gunn bobble head, and the Semi-Automatic shirts from Emmett's store, autographed by Tim Gunn himself. These were of course sent by Emmett, who unfortunately could not attend the event that day.
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Friday, October 27, 2006
Does anyone out there know where to get these shirts?
Double-Digit Divas: Plus-Size Fashion Around The Web
What Couture In The City needs is some posts about Plus-Size fashion!
A friend of mine works retail at a Mall (she hates it) and when we get together she tells me all of her nightmares and struggles as a sales-girl. She told me (get ready for this) that any size in the double-digits, (size 10 and up) is considered "Plus-Size."
WHAT? I had never heard that before; I was under the assumption that plus-size started at 14W and up... What are your thoughts?
Click here to read more and share your thoughts
BPRs have been wondering, "Who gets the money from the Bravo auctions?" all season. Well - according to this NYPost article, the charity has yet to be determined. Thanks MEH.
Laura Bennett was on NPR this afternoon. Click on the link to listen to her Halloween suggestions. Thanks Sarah.
BPR insider J.P. sends along "The Runway Horror Picture Show" from New York Magazine. Very scary....
Speaking of Halloween, are you looking for some last-minute costume ideas? NPR has some recommendations and how-to's from a few of your favorite PR designers! And yes, these would be terrific entries in our Halloween costume contest. Thanks Henry, Andi, AJ and Maly.
Here's Kara Janx and Alison Kelly at a Breast Cancer Awareness Event last weekend. Event planner Caroline sends along this note:
Over 1000 people showed up to meet Alison Kelly and Kara Janx at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville. They were each terrific, answered slews ofquestions, and signed autographs for all of their fans! Over $15,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society!