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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Video - Tim with SuChin Pak

Here's a video of an interview with Tim. Is anyone else going through Tim withdrawal?

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Thanks Deb S. and Margot.

Happy Halloween

Have a frightfully delightful time. Happy Halloween from Team BPR!

For Your Next Challenge ...

... don't forget to enter our BPR Halloween Contest. You might not be ready for Olympus Fashion Week (not yet anyway) but that doesn't mean that you lack Mad Skillz.

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!

PARIS - phillip toledano exhibition opening and 13th anniversary of emily the strange at colette, colette, 10/30/06

London Fashion Trends in the Tribune de Gen�ve (Switzerland), 10/31/06

Monday, October 30, 2006

Last Call for Contest Entries - Win Indie Goodies!

So far, I only have one entry for this month's contest:

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

Monday Poll - Best Outfit for a Western Bar

A shopaholic reader wrote in a bit ago, asking what she should wear to a western bar where she was meeting some friends. She said she didn't want to buy a cowboy hat and/or boots, especially if she was only going there that one night, so I was thinking jeans and a cotton top would be a safe bet, since people tend to dress relatively casual at most western bars, but what do you guys think? Would you go all out and get the whole western look? Would you play it safe like I would? Would you dress up your outfit a bit with a fancy-schmancy top and heels? Or, are you the kind of girl who dresses up everywhere she goes? Make your choice, and feel free to leave a comment with more feedback!

Best Outfit for a Western-Themed Bar
When in Rome - Cowboy boots, cowboy hat, jeans, and a plaid top
Play it Safe - Round-toe boots, cotton tank top, jeans
Dress it Up a Bit - Heels, dressy top, jeans
Uptown Girl - Heels, fab dress
Free polls from

Starting to Dress for Cooler Weather

It's starting to cool down in the Carolinas...I remember one reader commenting months back that winter had arrived in New Zealand...we're not that far along, but the wind is getting colder, and it's time to break out the sweaters, scarves, and other such layers:

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

From The Mailbox

Jeffrey Sebelia will be a guest on Megan Mullally on Wednesday. Thanks Carolyn!

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.

Something Fun IX - Michael Knight Dress Up

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.

A Reminder About The Macy's Tour!

Those of you who are lucky enough to live in these cities should call and make your reservations right away. We are already hearing from disappointed fans!

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

London Fashion Trends in Edelweiss (Switzerland) November 06

Halloween Contest Details Revealed!

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!

Our First Entry Has Arrived!

Are you scrambling to assemble everything required for the perfect Project Runway-themed Halloween costume?

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.....

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Which Collection Was Your Favorite?

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 Interviews Project Designer Cycle Four Winner - Ceazar

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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Kara Janx and Alison Kelly - American Cancer Society Event Report

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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PARIS - le bal jaune (ricard), centre georges pompidou, 10/27/06

Something Fun VIII - Uli Herzner Dress Up

Those clever folks at i-DressUp are really fast! Click here to play with Uli's collection. Thanks, MG.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Great Breasts Are Worth Fighting For

Last year, I snapped a shot of two girls who had the best T-shirts, which read, "Great Breasts Are Worth Fighting For." I've had a few people write in asking where these shirts are available. So, I googled it, and found someone at a university who mentioned the shirts in some fundraising tips for an on campus event they were having to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. I emailed the contact listed, and sadly, I never heard back. So, the bad news is that I still don't know where you can get these shirts. I'd make a graphic up on Photoshop, have them printed, sell them, and donate proceeds to Susan G Komen or something, but I'm not sure if the phrase is copyrighted.

Does anyone out there know where to get these shirts?

Fashion Friend, Couture in the City on Plus-Size Fashion

Fashion friend, Couture in the City's jen, writes:

Double-Digit Divas: Plus-Size Fashion Around The Web

Hi Ladies!

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

From The Mailbox

Here is an interview with Michael Knight from AOL. Thanks Liz.

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.

Fleurchon Friday

Yes, even Jane Fonda enjoys a nice Fleurchon once in a while!

Thanks Jacki!

BPRs please continue to send your fleurchon sightings as well as your Tim's Travelogue entries to Team BPR. Thanks!

From The Mailbox

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!

Click Here for the Latest From Project Yawnur

Something Fun VII - Laura Bennett Dress Up

BPR can't get enough i-dressup! Click here to play with Laura's garments from Season 3. Thanks, Brieanne.