Cast Blog: #PROJECTRUNWAY

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A Children's Story

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Kenley Blogs Episodes 510-514

On The Road

The Real Winner

The Final Showdown

Leanne Speaks!

Finale, Part 2

What's Next

Tim Responds To Your Comments!

Love Is In The Hair!

History Repeating Itself

Garden Of Locks

Nature Calls

Rock 'n' Runway

Rock Steady

Rock N' Runway

Suede: Rockin' Out

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Take A Bow

Transformation

Joe: Straight Talk

Working Girl

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Best Of The Best?

Written In The Stars

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What's Your Sign?

I Saw The Sign

A Designer's Dream

Fashion Inside Out

Stella: Lovin' The Leatha

Double 0 Fashion

No Leatha, Mo' Problems

Making The Most Of It

The Fashion That Drives You

A Softer Edge

Fasten Your Seat Belts

Show Some Love

It's All An Illusion

Daniel: Oy Gevalt!

Good Queen Fun

Drama, Drama, Drama!

Joe: All Aboard!

RuPaul: A Drag Race

A Children's Story

Forcing the designers out of their comfort zones.

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Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Please get over your illness, Quick Quick Quick!

I remember all too well the lack of sleep and complete exhaustion we felt while filming the series. It's no wonder one's immune system breaks down. I hope we find Jack happy and healthy today.

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This challenge is interesting, as it takes one out her comfort zone and forces her to utilize materials she may not regularly prefer. Christian's look, always a favorite of mine, was fierce. I can imagine him apprenticing for my idols, Lady Westwood and Mr. McQueen, but could you imagine them shouting out such Americanisms like "fierce" and "heinously ridiculous" in Europe? The idea makes me giggle, I love it. Bravo Christian! rate_runway_09_405.jpg

I am also impressed with Kevin's look. The dress he made was adorable-- very Brigitte Bardot circa 1960-- and leggings are the only accessory I'd pair with a dress like that. I say jeans are completely overrated! I find these two outfits the strongest and most realistic.   rate_runway_07_405.jpg

Each season, we have a certain someone who religiously hand-applies a certain technique repeatedly to their ensembles, which ultimately makes it or breaks it for them, and this season it's Elisa's hand-stitched hems and gathered seams, a la rosettes de Angela. The bulky, multi-layered get-up was unflattering and goes against all ideal aesthetics. Can you really pair three bulky layers of fire engine red, black and navy and call that a compliment to a woman who is striving to look chic and proud? rate_runway_10_405.jpg

I never intended to turn sour, and I myself faltered and got the boot, but what was Steve thinking? I believe when given a challenge, step up to the plate (and utilize the materials given), even if you risk making a "Brioche" out of your outfit. rate_runway_04_405.jpg

We have the makings of a naughty children's story, featuring The Nun, The French Prostitute, The Red Dress Deceiver and The Hobo. Take your guess.

Leanne Speaks!

May we present season 5 winner of Project Runway- Leanne Marshall!

Bravotv.com: How did you feel when you won?
I was just in shock for a good couple of minutes after Heidi called my name. I was exhausted and exhilarated. It was the most amazing moment of my life.

Bravotv.com: Were you shocked by the result?
I was shocked. It was a big shock. I had hoped and I had my fingers crossed but it had been a long week and I was really sleep deprived so I didn't know.

Bravotv.com: What are you going to do with the money?
Going straight to the horse races... No, I'm actually going to re-locate to New York to further develop my clothing line. I'm actually going to hire some people to help me and hopefully show at fashion week again.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the criticism the judges had for you?
I definitely would have had a lot more variety. I just always had in my mind, throughout doing the collection, to keep it really cohesive. Creating it I had so many different ideas and I started to go off on tangents so I was thinking that I can't do too many things with such a small collection, I had to keep it cohesive.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the other collections?
I think Korto showed a really strong collection. I loved her colors and she makes great clothes for women. I think Kenley had some surprising pieces that looked really great on the runway. I definitely liked certain elements of Jerell's collection, the drama and the sparkle. It's very Jerell. Joe surprised me too. It was really well made. And Suede also did a really good job.

Bravotv.com: Are you prepared for your life to totally change as of tomorrow?
I'm not. After finding out and coming back I've been living my life normally as if nothing ever happened. Yes, it's going to be crazy and I'm really excited about it all.

Bravotv.com: How did you keep the secret?
I threatened to break anyone's arms who spilled. No... My family, my boyfriend, everyone was as strict as making sure that they don't say anything as I was. It's a great surprise and we want everyone to be surprised in the end. And I don't want to ruin it for anyone.

Bravotv.com: You're only the second female to win Project Runway. How do you feel about that as a female designer?
It's awesome. It's really exciting. I think there are a lot of strong female designers out there. It just so happens that a lot of the Project Runway winners are male. It's definitely about time.

Bravotv.com: Have you kept in touch which any of the other contestants?
I have been in touch with Korto and Jerrell. Also, Blayne every now and then. I definitely would love to keep in touch with them for a long time.

Bravotv.com: Where can we buy your clothing?
Go to my website, LeanneMarshall.com, and I also link to my Etsy page where I sell things online. Two shops in Portland, Oregon, Seaplane and Foundation Garments. And I just got a ton of requests so hopefully everywhere soon!

Bravotv.com: Any final words for your fans?
I'm just so touched and thank you for supporting me, coming up and saying hi and all that. I love it and I'm so appreciative of all of it. It kept me going and propelled when I was creating my collection. It's hard putting your self out there but one of the rewards is having [great fans.]