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October 11th, 2010 · Print Print

I’m oddly grateful to Project Runway.

To me, that show was the first step in the demystification of the fashion world that paved the way for this crazy new thing called a fashion blogger.  On Project Runway, you saw the blood, sweat and many, many tears that it takes to make a collection, and suddenly the clothes on the runways weren’t these gorgeous creations that sprang from nowhere, but were the product of hard work by really talented people in a way that you could sort of understand.  To me, and I’m sure to a lot of others, it made fashion accessible in a way that nothing else had.

I mean, seriously.  It made me buy a sewing machine.  And I didn’t even give up when it took me four straight hours to thread it for the first time.

In other words — Heidi is a genius.  Many times over.  And as her name has become synonymous with fashion in the last seven or so years, I was really excited to be invited to the launch party for her line with New Balance!

At the party, and I had a chance to chat for a little bit with Carol Hannah, one of my all-time favorite Project Runway contestants (remember this dress?  Love.) She’s launched a bridal line full of gorgeous, whimsical dresses and super-cute bridesmaids dresses that are carried at stores across the country and OMG she is so adorable.  I thought she was so cute on the show and she’s exactly the same in person — so sweet and genuine and just totally adorable.

I forgot to ask who her favorite contestant is this season, but I’ll say right now: Chad and I are obsessed with Mondo.  Although, really, everyone is so talented, I couldn’t even imagine picking a winner — that’s why it’s so fun to watch.

In between snapping photos of all the Project Runway contestants (Andy!  Peach!  Ivy!) I took a look at the models decked out in Heidi’s New Balance line.  It’s sold exclusively on Amazon, and let me say, I went home that night and guess what site was first on my computer?  This one. So go check out the whole collection, which includes the winning three looks from this week’s episode! 

Who’s your Project Runway pick this season?  And zomg, how beautiful is Heidi?

In the gift bag for this event, I received a Heidi Klum for New Balance t-shirt and a coupon for a pair of New Balance sneakers.


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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Closet Fashionista // Oct 11, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Wow amazing! So jealous you got to go! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • 3 Sara // Oct 11, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Heidi IS freakin’ gorgeous!

    I’ve been watching PR in particular this season because Peach is actually from my town! I know people who are friends with her, and say she is just the nicest person ever. I was sad when she went.

    I’ve also finally decided to take a sewing class this fall! I’ve wanted to know how to make clothes forever, but there are so many more steps involved than I ever imagined.

  • 4 Chiara // Oct 11, 2010 at 6:52 am

    This show is seriously by far one of my favorite…. I’ve loved Heidi Klum for a very long time and I really agree with you, it really made me understand more the reality of the fashion world!!!
    You are a lucky girl

  • 5 julie @ rosy+tart // Oct 11, 2010 at 7:40 am

    You can ask my husband – Heidi is #1 on my list of girl crushes. LOVE her!

    Her NB deal sounds really great, too. The advertising nerd in me finds stuff like that incredibly interesting too… :)

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  • 7 Amanda Perez // Oct 11, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Oh my gosh!  Again, totally jealous!
    Even more than last time.
    Project runway obsessed.

    I just happened to watch the first season and fell in love with the skill and talent the designers have.  And I actually bought a sewing machine too.  Sadly it is still unpacked in the garage.  I did use it for a couple of months though.

    My pick is definitely Mondo!  I love that he actually sleeps with a pee wee herman doll next to his bed! (you could see it in one of the earlier shows) But you felt so bad for him in the beginning because he’s all shy, but then realize he’s an amazing designer that can use patterns and color like no one else can! (especially this season)

    Okay, now look what you did, got me all excited about project runway. 
    Seriously though, you are one lucky gal.

  • 8 The Owl's Closet // Oct 12, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Omgosh, what an amazing opportunity!! You are one lucky girl:) Sigh…love, LOVE Heidi! She’s stunning and the best part, down to earth:) Thanks for sharing ur experience w/us! I heart Mondo, too:)

  • 9 girl paraphernalia // Oct 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Love the show, but there was one or two VERY sore losers.. I dig Michael C, I think he’s misunderstood, and I think HK’s new sportwear line.. you could throw on some flats or heels and you could easily go daywear/evening… I like that, a LOT!

  • 10 Glamamom // Jun 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I was there too!

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