Thursday at 9 p.m. is the start of season 10 for Lifetime‘s Project Runway and two of the 10 designers hail from Kentucky.
Alicia Hardesty (top photo) of Brandenburg lists her favorite design houses as Chanel and Ralph Lauren.
And Gunnar Deatherage (pictured above) of Louisville, who was in the top 20 of last year’s Project Runway was asked to audition again for this season.
July 17th, 2012
Gretchen Jones, winner of Project Runway‘s season eight, has partnered with Piperlime, the online boutique owned by Gap Inc., for a jewelry collection to benefit the Aid to Artisans charity.
The 14-piece collection, handmade at Ipuna Artisan Workshop in Bogota, Colombia, includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. Pieces, $48 to $120, are available at Piperlime.com. Proceeds will go to aid artisan groups around the world. The Strong Current ring by Gretchen Jones, shown above, is $58.
July 28th, 2011
The 16 designers of “Project Runway” season six were announced on myLifetime.com this morning. None of the designers are from Kentucky but one, Althea Harper, hails from Dayton, Ohio. And more than one contestant lives in the south including two designers from Charleston, S.C..
The site features video tours of the designers homes and closets, fashion tips, casting sessions and audition videos so you get a sense of who they are before the season even starts. Check out the Designer’s Portfolio section that includes sketches from the challenges in the upcoming season which debuts on Lifetime, Aug. 20 at 10 p.m.
July 10th, 2009
Fall style essential No. 6: sexy high heels. These menswear-inspired open-toed pumps by BCBGirls are $98 at Macy's . Photo by Mark Cornelison | Herald-Leader staff
It’s a wonder the woman has any free time, but Nina Garcia, who has a regular gig as a judge on Project Runway is also the new fashion director at Marie Claire magazine and has penned the book, The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own (Collins, $21.95). Recently, Garcia shared with the Associated Press her top 10 fall fashion looks: Here’s the list:
1. The little black dress. “It’s always reliably chic. It can take you from classic to dangerously sexy this season.”
2. Statement jewelry. Garcia predicts a big comeback in Art Deco cuffs, chunky necklaces, gothic rosaries, alone or layered.
3. Lace. With its heirloom quality, the look of lace ranges from demure to Goth. She’ll be mixing lace with a white poplin shirt, mimicking the new Prada look, or with leather, a pairing she spotted on the Givenchy runway.
4. Well-tailored jacket. It could be masculine or formfitting, the key is the fit.
5. Clutch handbag. “If you still have not invested in a clutch, this is the season to do so. There are so many styles to choose from, from romantic to punk.”
6. Sexy high heels. High heels don’t have to be power pumps. Garcia’s recommendations include loafer styles and shoe booties.
7. Wide-leg trousers. These pants are for day or evening since the look will drastically change if they’re made of pinstripes or satin — or even sequins.
8. A blouse, preferable with ruffles, lace or a bow. “The perfect feminine piece to complement the fall wardrobe. Perfect to frame the face and add some femininity to your tailored looks.”
9. A great coat. It’s a key investment, because it allows you to make an entrance with style.
10. Floral prints. “Don’t retire your florals just because summer is over. Winter blooms are still strong and feminine for fall.”
August 20th, 2008
Your server: Harriett Hendren
While I grew up in small-town Kentucky I’ve always been fascinated with the cosmopolitan world of high fashion. On the other hand, I love a bargain and the thrill of shopping for just the right piece.
I have a degree in English from the University of Kentucky, and since 2002 I’ve written a column for the Lexington Herald-Leader about shopping, beauty and fashion. During that time I’ve interviewed everyone from designers to boutique owners about trends and style. And I’m still forever searching for the next big sale.