Friday, August 28, 2015

BPR Interview with Gabrielle Arruda



Project Runway Season 14 designer, Gabrielle Arruda, talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR:  I have a reader question from Mark:  Do you think someone can be a good designer without having good construction skills?

GA:  Project Runway is not the best showplace for construction skills.  In a normal time frame I think I am able to execute very well.  

You do need a very broad knowledge, a very in-depth knowledge of sewing in order to design, so that you know how to execute an idea.   You need to know which fabrics will work for which designs.  You need to know whether a seam will work, or a closure will rip out.  So sewing is integral to designing, but you don't need to be the greatest sewer.  Then you would be a seamstress and not a designer, but they do go hand in hand. 

BPR:  I have a reader question from Caren:  What was the hardest thing about being on the show?  Do you feel that you were prepared?

GA:  I don't know if you can prepare for Project Runway.  There is so much more that the viewers don't see.  I got stuck in my head a little bit.  It's hard to maintain that strong mental...armor.  I'm a perfectionist and I want to everything "right."  This is impossible on Project Runway. 

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit her website.

Thank you, Gabi!


FashioNXT Portland Oct. 7-10 Features Project Runway Champions



Attention Project Runway fans, here is the opportunity to attend runway shows from Michelle Lesniak, Mondo Guerra, Viktor Luna, Seth Aaron Henderson and more!

Mark your calendars for FashioNXT, October 7-10, 2015.  

Click here for more information.


Poll - Episode 4 - Your Turn to be the Judge


Photos: 1). Amanda 2). Ashley 3). Blake 4). Candice 5). Edmond 6).Gabrielle
7). Jake 8). Joseph Charles 9). Kelly 10). Laurie 11). Lindsey 12). Merline 13).Swapnil
Photos courtesy of ProjectRunway.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and Kiernan Shipka.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Reactions To Episode 4

What did you think of tonight's challenge and results? Post your reactions to Episode 4 here.

BPR Party: Episode 4

And we are back! It's Episode 4, "Fashion Flip" and the BPR party crew is ready to roll. Tonight we get our first trip to Mood this season with the promise of a Swatch sighting. Everyone knows he is the true star of Project Runway. All are welcome, just the click the comment tab to join the fun!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 3

Our polls for Episode 3 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Swapnil Shinde deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You agreed with judges and thought that Hanmiao should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 4 poll.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Episode Four, "Fashion Flip" Preview Video




The designers visit Mood and put a modern twist on a classic design. 
Actress Kiernan Shipka appears as a guest judge.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Recapalooza!

The recappers jump on board:

Suzq swims with the fishes...
Uncle Nick sails to Greece...
Gianni is embarrassed...
Mila is cruisin for a bruisin...
Democracy Diva has her own Top 3...
Shannon takes a vacay...
Althea has a poor track record...
Alexander sees the perfect team...
Second City Style has all the quotes...
And Toyouke has plenty of sighs.

Thank you recapers - see you next week!

Friday, August 21, 2015

BPR Interview with Hanmiao Yang



Project Runway Season 14 designer, Hanmiao Yang talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:


BPR:  Did you watch the episode last night?

HY:  I didn't because I don't have cable at home, but I do follow social media, so I know what happens.

BPR:  Team challenges are always tricky.  If you could have chosen a designer to work with, who would it have been?

HY: Merline.  Definitely.

 BPR:  If you could go back, is there anything that you would do differently?

HY:  I would have talked more.  I think the problem was a lack of communication.  We should have made more compromises.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit her website.

Thank you Hanmiao!

Poll - Episode 3 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos (l-r):Amanda/Gabrielle, Ashley/Candice, Blake/Kelly, Edmond/Hanmaio, Jake/Lindsey, Joseph Charles/Merline, and Laurie/Swapnil
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Reactions to Episode 3

The S14 designers faced their first team challenge with a cruise inspired theme. As usual, drama ensued. Post your reactions to Episode 3 here.

BPR Party: Episode 3

Ahoy mateys! The BPR party crew is about to set sail on another new episode of Project Runway. Simply click on the comment tab to join the party.

Climb aboard, we're expecting you!

Results In - You Were the Judge for Episode 2

Our polls for Episode 2 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Edmond Newton deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You disagreed with judges' choice and felt that Joseph Charles should have been out. Click here to see the results. 

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 2 poll.
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com

Monday, August 17, 2015

Episode 3, "Shut Up and Sew," Preview Video

Global travel destinations and exotic locations inspire the designers to create looks tailored for a day-to-night transition. Tracee Ellis Ross is the guest judge.