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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

From The Mailbox

Photo: G Caballero/WireImage

Christian Siriano arrives at the opening of Klutch Nightclub on December 29, 2009 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Congratulations to Tim Gunn and Ellen Degeneres on being named PETA's "People of the Year." Click here for the full story.

Heidi Klum and Project Runway are included in Modelinia's "Major Model Moments of the Decade." Click here for the full story.

Twin Cities residents, you can celebrate New Year's Eve with Christopher Straub and Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman. Click here for more information.

Click here for Logan Neitzel's tips on working with leather from eHow.

From The Mailbox

Photo: Eliesa Johnson for METRO Magazine

Click here for a new interview with Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman from l'etoile magazine.

Click here for The Daily Beast's look back at "reality tv's first winners" including Jay McCarroll.

Here is more from Nick Verreos and "The Victory Project."

A Leanne Marshall Wedding dress has been posted on eBay. Click here to bid.

More from Leanne Marshall at "Islands of the World Fashion Week" here.

Gap - Early Spring 2010

As I blog in front of my space heater for extra warmth on this extra cold day, Gap reveals it's early Spring 2010 collection. While I don't have any intentions of actually wearing these clothes yet in these frigid conditions, I don't mind shopping them online.

Here are my faves:

Chambray drawstring shirt dress - $59.50
Ahh...the classic shirtdress. This one seems to have a nice, roomy cut with a flirty edge.

Hip slung easy flare denim pants - $54.50
A nice pair of denim is a must in my wardrobe. If I didn't already have a pair, I may scope these out.

Floral cardigan - $44.50
I love cardigans, but this floral number will add a punch of fun with the pattern and colors. The blue-green one is really nice, too.

Double-breasted shawl cardigan - $69.50
I don't love the colors of this (for my skin tone), but I do love the cut. Also available in navy.

Button cuff roll-up T - $19.50
I need t-shirts. I NEED them. I can't find any I like. Gap typically has nice ones. I like the cuff details on this number.

The ultimate cardigan - $49.50
I'm a cardigan-olic. You can't have enough, really, and this number is available in a plethora of colors.

Button detail boatneck T - $22.50
Like I said...I NEED t-shirts. I love the boatneck cut and button details on this one. I have a couple from a few years ago with long sleeves and those little shoulder buttons and they are some of my faves.

What are you shopping for this Spring 2010?

NOTE: images via

STOCKHOLM - nicole, g�tgatsbacken, 12/29/09

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

berlin: anja

Happy New Year 2010!!!

Vespa builds a four seater �Stretch Scooter�

Vespa South Africa has built a �Stretch Scooter� which can seat four people, and has two rear ends of the scooter put one after the other. Vespa called it "a family car on two wheels and kids will look forward to going to school on it. You can be the designated driver and can still park outside the front door of the party". via

Aides: Old Man

Advertising Agency: TBWA, Paris, France
Agency Producer: Ghislaine de Germon
Copywriter: Marianne Fonferrier
Director/DOP: Miles Goodall
Production Co & City: Suburban, Cape Town
Executive Producer: Linda Notelovitz
Line Producer: Sonja ter Horst
Co Production Company & City: Hamster Publicite, France
Executive Producer: Jean-Jacques Grimblat
Producer: Laurence Charlot

wanna model at berlin fashion week?

apart from (what to wear on) NYE there is only one thing on the mind of the fashion-conscious berliner - berlin fashion week. in just 3 short weeks, designers from all over will present their latest collections while international fashion crowds sip on mini prosecco bottles discussing which after parties to best attend.

already one of the most talked about shows is HUGO BOSS's BOSS Black Fashion Show on jan 21 2010. this one is actually exiting for one more reason than the actual collection: on their official facebook fanpage, Hugo Boss has called out a modeling competition where they pick one guy and one girl to run in the Hugo Boss show during berlin fashion week. applying is only possible via facebook (right HERE) and is likely to be a breakthrough chance for the winners as the show will be streamed live on facebook and there'll be quite some press covering the event. get in there if you have any modeling ambitions! and tell your friends!

for everyone who cannot attend the show in person, i'll be there reporting back to y'all. better still - i'll be hanging out at the after party snapping snaps (until they take away my camera or kick me out).

A Dress for Any Occasion

So...I haven't been shopping. Not. At. All. Not really in stores and not really online, save an occasional browse or pass-through. I'm trying to save money for other things (like our new house) and can't really put money towards clothes - ESPECIALLY not when I already have so much I can barely contain it all!

However, I think some window shopping here or there would be healthy and help me see how people are styling clothes so I can style what I already have. I will be making purchases once in awhile, but not like I used to.

Lately, I've been craving dresses. I've decided I need a single red statement dress for holiday parties. I browsed online today in search of dresses and though I didn't find any red ones, I did find lots of other pretty ones.

A Dress for Any Occasion:

New Year's Eve Party

J Crew - Silk taffeta Karyn dress - $295
This metallic number will help you be the life of the party. So festive!

Classy Night Out

Banana Republic - Colorblock Dress Waist Dress - $130
The classic lines of this dress help you look sexy and appropriate.

Daytime Dress-Up

Modcloth - So Chic in Batik dress - $54.99
Pair this with tights and slouchy boots for a fab daytime look - shopping with the girls, getting groceries (what? some people dress up even for grocery shopping!), or running errands

Date Night

Anthropologie - Abstract Adornment Dress - $248
The deep winter hues of this fun pattern paired with the simple lines and fun jeweled necklace of this dress make you sophisticated-sexy.

What types of dresses are you shopping for (if any)?

NOTE: images from respective web sites

berlin: country meets brit rock type look

Monday, December 28, 2009

berlin: tiffany

Monday Morning Mailbox

Photo: Yarish/Lifetime

Project Runway is one of the decade's "Unforgettable Fashion Moments" from

Nick Verreos is the Style Expert for "The Victory Project" at MSN. Follow along as women around the country achieve their fitness and style goals.

Project Runway Season 5 designer Blayne Walsh has a new blog. Click here for The Unicorn King.

STOCKHOLM - cajsa, medborgarplatsen, 12/28/09

zippora seven

Sunday, December 27, 2009

the XX : Crystalised


How great to shoot again in Europe.
During the coming weeks, my schedule is going to look like that:

Stockholm: Dec. 28th - Jan 3rd
London: Jan 4th-20th
Paris: Jan. 21st-24th

All the photos of my 80-days-around-the-world trip are now up on my visual diary!

DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World

NYE at .HBC - teaser no. 5

dec 31st 2009 berlin's .HBC invites you all to a big costume party with various rooms, various artists and various things that you just don't expect.

dresscode: kings and queens

londonfashiontrends will be hosting the pink room and oh! oh! it's prom night! for highschool sweethearts, loners, nerds, goths, cheerleaders, popular girls, popular boys, prom kings and prom queens.

in this video:
POSH! the Prince

music: 'marina gasolina' by bonde do role

directed by katja hentschel

berlin: monochrome

The Karate Kid

I loved The Karate Kid which was released back in 1985 and I still do, so I was pretty perplexed when I heard that there was a new Karate Kid film on the block. After the huge success of Karate Kid two other follow ups were produced but they were all car crashes. There was even The Next Karate Kid starring a fresh faced Hilary Swank but that was a huge flop. So when I spotted a link in Twitter for the trailer of the new movie I was not expecting much. Take my words the all new Karate Kid looks like a lot of fun. It stars Jaden Smith better known as son of Will Smith and co-star of The Pursuit of Happyness. He plays Dre Parker whose perfect life is interrupted when he is uprooted to Bejing after his actress mother, played by Taraji P. Henson lands a role in a big movie. However things do not go smoothly for Dre when he makes an enemy out of the school bully who proceeds to make his life a living hell. Totally isolated he has no one to turn to till he meets his messiah in the form of Mr Han played by Jackie Chan. Mr Han introduces him to the philosophy of Kung Fu and teaches him how to empower himself. The film is produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett themselves and I say they have done a cracking job.

The Karate Kid is released in the US in June 2010.

Check out the trailer and tell me what you think.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Umbrella Salt and Pepper Set

These salt and pepper shakers feature fine silver plating, red enameling, and scroll trim details. Each of them measures 4.5?L x 3.25?. Price $46.00. Buy.

Santa Claus Cakes

BUENOS AIRES - palermo hollywood & d-mode party, 12/18-20/09

More pictures of Buenos Aires on my visual diary.

berlin: that 70's look

winter nude

My new nude jumper from Zara is the perfect companion on these cold winter days! I have been wearing it non stop ever since I got it <3

Now I gotta head downtown for some last minute christmas shopping - wish me luck!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Weekend News

Happy Holidays to all of our readers from Team BPR!'

Click here for Holiday Style Tips from Christian Siriano.

BPRs please welcome Carol Hannah Whitfield to her blogging gig on

Click here to enter a contest to win a $100 gift card for Mood Fabrics.

The Daily Loaf goes out on a limb with some early predictions about Project Runway season seven.

NYE at HBC - teaser #4

in berlin for NYE? come here, there's a fun costume party on and i'll be hosting the pink room. more info here.

Merry Xmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all. For those of you in Australia and Asia I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Good tidings to you all.