Project Runway: Episode 1 - Q&A with Beatrice Guapo

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia
Last Thursday's Project Runway premiered right in the heart of Times Square. Contestants were challenged to create a complimenting piece in addition to the design they were assigned to make before they arrived. Guest judges were Patricia Field & Lauren Graham.

Christopher Palu won with these two gorgeous dresses. Loved how that gown fluttered on the runway. He really manipulated the fabric beautifully.
Christopher Palu's design
Christopher Palu's design
 My other personal favorites included Ven Budhu's design of this gorgeous bustier top & pleated flowy pants. The tailoring and attention to detail was so keen and both his looks were consistent together.

Ven Budhu's design
 My other favorite was Dmitry Sholokhov's gown. Even though he's a bit quiet, his pieces really speak for him. I think this gown is amazing, and I love the sheer panel and the overall silhouette.
Dmitry Sholokhov's design
Unfortunately, Beatrice Guapo, known her knit fusion pieces, was the first designer to be sent home for the following two looks. Therefore, this week is my Q&A with Beatrice.
She still had a great time; her favorite moment on the show was finally "meeting Tim Gunn. He brings so much to show and presses his opinion. It was surreal to finally meet him." She was inspired to try out for Project Runway because she thought it would be a great opportunity to earn "more exposure", and thought it be the best shot to "try to make it to Fashion Week". 

Would you audition again for the next season?
{Beatrice}: I'm open to it.

Looking back, what do you think you could have done differently?{Beatrice}: I would have designed more to my aesthetic. I feel like I wished I did more of what was on my [audition] rack -- I should have stuck with what I did best.

Out of the remaining contestants, who do you think will win this season?
{Beatrice}: I think it's too early to tell, but I do have a top 3. It's still really anybody's game.

She also spoke about how she had the worst case scenario playing in her head while standing on the runway in front of the judges. It was so she wouldn't have a "meltdown" when/if she left. Overall, she enjoyed her experience on the show and loved all of the designers. "I loved their personalities - they were funny; we were joking around a lot."

If you'd like to add a question for the next eliminated designer, tweet me @audreyallure & I'll ask it for the next Q&A! :)

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MOSAMUSE said...

it looks like its gonna be a good seson full of TALENT!

trishie said...

I think it'd be so exciting to watch project runway live. Looks like this will be a great season full of great designs and lots of new talent

Olga Choi said...

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Simona said...

Amazin post! It looks like a great event!:)

fluff and fripperies said...

Great post Audrey! Looks like such a glamorous event xo

Imogen said...

Looks really good. I'd love to get into this show sometime.

LOLA FINN said...

I love Dimitry´s dress ;)
Thank you so much for your nice comment, honey :)
xoxo Lola

Sootjeelina said...

I love that sparkly Dmitry Sholokhov-dress!

xoxo Sootjeelina

Cafe Fashionista said...

After reading this interview I seriously want to catch an episode of Project Runway soon! :)

Elle Sees said...

I would be the same way and refuse to break downon tv!

Shubhi said...

Amazing designs!:)

Thanks for dropping by:)

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Always Maylee said...

Great interview and it looks to be a great season so far! I loved Christopher Palu's dresses!

xo, Yi-chia
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Ashley Aspinwall said...

great Q and A! thanks for sharing :)

xo SideSmile,

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mel said...

OMG what an awesome interview!!!!


Jessica said...

thanks for your comment!! i still haven't seen the first episode but im excited!! there are some amazing pieces...also how amazing is ninas dress??


Jodie said...

thank you for the comment on my blog- love this post :)

A BRIT GREEK said...

I so need to come my way... looks like there's a lot of emerging talent! Love Dimitry's frock!
Also loving these Q&A's hun!

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Paulina said...

Great post and photos!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Great interview! I must say, Christoper's gown was my favorite of the night, and I also loved what Dmitry did. I don't think Beatrice had the worst looks though, but she did deserve to be in the bottom.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i need to start watching this show so i can keep up with you guys! hahaha

Fashion Tales said...

I'm excited to see more from the show. Great post Audrey! xx

Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

I love the first two! they did an amazing job!


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Allison said...

Excited to see more! Thanks for the post, Audrey! :)

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DORIS said...

Project Runway is so cool! Great post

Brookelyn said...

Great post- haven't watched in a while, but this is making me want to!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Ah this is so cool!

Robots in Trouble said...

ohhh when you said that you were going to be an official blogger for project runway did you mean that you were going to be posting about them over here? or you guys have your own domain? still, i'm so proud of you!

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

loooooove project runway!

Jenna Hughes said...

can't wait!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the pleated pants!

hazel said...

i miss watching project runway! and great interview :)


Punctuation Mark said...

I hate I can't watch it over here... And I miiiiiissss it!!!!

Bionica said...

I do love that bustier
it's different and fabulous!

Hopefully we will se more designs by Beatrice soon


Susie said...

LOVING Ven Budhu's look here.

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Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Oh heck, it started already! I need to see if I can find it on demand to catch up. So cool that you get to interview the eliminated contestants. To be honest, I kind of liked her designs.


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