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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

...And the winnner is...

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Here's the winning entry:

You just won this fabulous handmade necklace, which I'll actually be making sometime this weekend for you! Congratulations!

Waterfall Bebe (click for details)

Thanks to everyone for playing - be sure to check back for next month's contest!

Fashionably Yours,
:) Diana

Can it be True?

According to this breaking news item in Tim Gunn is leaving Parsons and joining Liz Claiborne as Chief Creative Officer.

Congratulations Tim!
Thanks Siobhan and Emily.

Join the Top Design Party Tonight at BTD

We know how much you loved our 'party' posts each Wednesday; hundreds of comments each week was confirmation. You are cordially invited to a new party. Join us at Blogging Top Design tonight, starting at 10:00 EST, one hour prior to the premiere of Top Design. We're looking forward to sharing the fun of watching the show with you just as we did with Project Runway.

Please join us, no RSVP necessary.

From The Mailbox

Audrina Partridge of the hit MTV show "The Hills" wears Daniel Franco. She looks gorgeous.

'Rock Anthem Limited by Jeffrey Sebelia,' a new line of knit products will debut at Project in Las Vegas. This will be a collaboration between Jeffrey and Rock Anthem. Thanks Sarah.

Here is an article in the Philadelphia Weekly about Jay McCarroll. Thanks Sue Ellen.

We've been hearing rumors about Chloe Dao on QVC for months. Finally here is a story in WWD. You have to be a subscriber to read the entire article.

Finally, click here to read an article about Kara Janx in WWD.

SAO PAULO - on the street, jardins, 01/30/07

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Golden Metallic Beauty Palette

There's something about makeup palettes...they're simple, fun, and usually pretty affordable. I dunno, but it seems like I've been eyeing every makeup palette that's come out by either Bobbi Brown or Benefit that's come out lately (read in the last 5 years). Anywho, if you're asking yourself "What kind of makeup should I buy for spring 2007?" then check out the super cute new color palette by Benefit, called "dallas palette":

dallas palette - Image from - click for details

With spring right around the corner, you can get a new spring/summer bling look with this all in one makeup palette, which features pinks and browns with a golden undertone. Not only do you get fabulous new makeup colors to update your look, you get mini brushes so your makeup can be no-fuss.

Products featured in the palette:

With this thin compact stuffed safely in your purse, touch ups will be a cinch!

First Entries Are Up

Ok lovelies! I've finally gotten all the entries up I have so far. Remember, I'm doing the drawing for the winner of a beautiful sterling silver and freshwater pearl, handmade by yours truly, tomorrow night - prolly around 9PMish. Get your entries in before then if you want to get in on the action.

Click here for details on the contest

Click here to see the entries so far
(if you've emailed me your entry but don't see it up, please let me know)

Good luck!

Emmett McCarthy - Tailored by Reality

Click here for a fantastic profile on Emmett and his signature boutique, EMc2.
Thanks, Leslie.

SAO PAULO - spfw shows, bienal, 01/29/07

Six Videos With Adler and Gunn

Bravo is featuring a series of six brief videos of Tim Gunn interviewing Top Design's Jonathan Adler. Click on each of the pictures above to see a different segment.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Not sure if the cold weather hit your area of not, but with the temps dropping in the Carolinas, I was hitting up my sweater box and digging out my bulkiest one this morning to pair with my fuzzy boots - a cotton waffle-knit top makes the look a bit "woodsy":

Beige/White Striped Waffle Long-sleeved top - Gap
Beige Wrap-Sweater - Brooks Brothers
Skinny Dark-wash Jeans - Guess
Fuzzy Boots - Banana Republic
Leather Purse - Banana Republic
Necklace -
D Celestine Limited (click for details)

Miss America Party!

Is anyone watching Miss America on CMT tonight? We'll leave this thread open to dish about the show. Have fun!

Vote For The Season Three BPR All-Stars

Congratulations to Nick Verreos, Andrae Gonzalo, Daniel Vosovic, Chloe Dao and Santino Rice. These five join Austin Scarlett, Jay McCarroll, Kara Saun, Daniel Franco and Nora Caliguri in the BPR Project Runway All-Stars.

Now it's time for BPRs to select their five favorites from Season Three!

(Once again, this is just for fun - this is not an actual show.)

Click here to vote.

What to Watch This Week

Don't forget to tune into the Miss America Pageant tonight at 8/7 central on CMT. Miss New York, Miss West Virginia, and Miss Kentucky will be wearing Jonathan Kayne originals for the evening gown and talent competitions.

On Wednesday, the second season of Bravo's Top Chef will conclude. Marcel and Ilan have talked smack about each other all season. But, who will serve up the tastiest dishes that will leave the judges' mouths smacking?

Then stay tuned for the premiere of the new interior design competition show, Top Design. If you haven't already, please visit our new blogspot, Blogging Top Design, dedicated to this new show. There you'll find the designers' bios, Team BPR/BTD's take on the first episode, and our exclusive Q&A with some of the designers.

Finally, don't forget about Tim Gunn getting UGLY on the hot ABC show, Ugly Betty this Thursday. This will be the first of his two guest appearances.

Looking For a Field Reporter...

BPR is looking for a field reporter and a photographer to cover Zulema's show on Friday, February 2nd at 10:00 AM at Slate Plus. Click here for more information. Zulema has generously offered two tickets to BPR and we would love to send someone to cover this.

Please check your calendars and email Team BPR if you would like to serve as our correspondent this event.

Thanks BPRs!

From The Mailbox

Here is a little bit more about the Tim Gunn piece in Quilting Arts magazine. We'd love to see some scans!

Meanwhile, Season Three is just beginning in South Africa.

Who knew that Michael Kors is a former child actor?

Thanks Deb!

SAO PAULO - mario queiroz party, sofitel, 01/28/07

SAO PAULO - spfw shows, bienal, 01/28/07

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Tim - Ready for the Front Row

We just couldn't resist this picture of Tim with some models; he was at the DHL kickoff party for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on January 24th (click here for more images) and, according to, he's "looking forward to the, 'wow' factor..." Click here to read what else he has to say.

SAO PAULO - spfw shows, bienal, 01/27/07