Once upon a time long ago in a land far away … well, okay, it was 2005 on Bravo … there was the world’s most friendly and energetic designer, Nick Verreos. Although he was eliminated on episode 10 (boo), his involvement on the show shot his line, Nikolaki, co-designed with his partner David Paul, to stardom and now Katy Perry, Eva Longoria and Beyoncé are all fans. It also made him a regular presence on fashion red carpets and a regular guest on the TV Guide Network’s “Fashion Wrap.”
Verreos hasn’t strayed far from “Project Runway,” though: this year, he joined the cast of ”Under The Gunn,” a “Project Runway” off-shoot hosted by the one and only Tim Gunn. The show brought Verreos, and other alums Mondo Guerra and Anya Ayoung-Chee, to mentor and coach teams comprised of 15 designers. Not surprisingly, Verreos was the winning mentor.
Part of the “Under The Gunn” final prize was to work with Benefit Cosmetics to create new uniforms for their in-store staff members. On Monday, Verreos and winner Oscar Garcia-Lopez hit up a Benefit store in SoHo to show off the brand’s adorable new apron (Sophie and I are wearing them above with Nick and Oscar!), kvell about his love for their products, and give his endorsement for the makeup-for-men trend.
Our chat, after the jump:
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Okay guys, quick quiz. Which one of these insults did Michael Kors not say during the first 10 seasons of “Project Runway”.
- “She looks like a transvestite flamenco dancer at a funeral.”
- “She looks like a disco soccer ball.”
- “She looks like she’s a barmaid serving her hair.”
- “She looks like rigatoni ‘Mad Max’.”
Answer after the jump!
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Oh Mondo, you’re an adorable imp. And we love your design skills and think that you were totally robbed during your season of “Project Runway” when Gretchen beat you for top honors. However! This hat looks like a giant furry crooked penis flapping about on your head. It’s so Seussical!
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is our full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet to the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, and the movies you need to see. This week, we’ve got new albums from Coldplay and Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake and Johnny Depp heating up the big screen, and a new reality show about horrific in-laws. Keep reading »
Just as “America’s Next Top Model” is returning this fall with a season of “all stars” (read: also-rans who didn’t win), “Project Runway” is also pulling out its past losers for an all star season, featuring past season runner-ups who are angling for a second chance at top prize. The difference? The all-star show won’t feature any of the “Proj Run” team we’ve come to know and love/loathe. No Michael Kors or Nina Garcia, noi Gunn(!) and no Heidi Klum. Instead, Sports Illustrated model Angela Lindvall will play Heidi’s part and Isaac Mizrahi and Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman will handle judging duties.
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“There’s a girl who learned how to sew just four months before coming on the show … [And Tim Gunn will be running] well, I just wanted to see him run … it was very entertaining to say the least!”
— “Project Runway host Heidi Klum on the show’s upcoming season, and her wily way of manipulating the incomparable Tim Gunn into doing very un-Tim-Gunn-like things this season. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
“Why did the villain win? Why? I could not believe it. Gretchen’s talented, and she’s not a horrible person. But was she the winner of the season? I don’t think so. The ‘Project Runway’ designers are like my kids. I love them all. I will say I love some more than others. And there’s some I wish I’d left in a basket.”
— Tim Gunn is still blabbing that it was wack that backstabbing Gretchen Jones won over sweet little Mondo Guerra on the most recent season of “Project Runway.” I’m glad he agrees the uber-talented Mondo totally got the shaft.
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