The Fantastic Four

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Leanne Speaks!

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History Repeating Itself

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Nature Calls

Rock 'n' Runway

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Rock N' Runway

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Take A Bow


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

The Fantastic Four

And then there were four.

OK -- so, we're sorry for not checking in last week. In case you didn't know, and honestly we don't know how you could have missed it, it was Fashion Week. And we are, no-fooling-tired. Seriously, for some of us, it was our first time going to Bryant Park for the shows, and although the shows were fabulous, we're all sick. Sigh. Woe is us.

We got to hang out with Daniel Vosovic as he worked to bring the best Fashion Week coverage to you guys all week long. raterunway_02_411_220x415.jpg

Anyway, the highlight of Fashion Week was of course the Project Runway show. All five designers showed, but as learned on tonight's episode, not all of them were competing. We won't tell you who our favorite was, but maybe we'll reveal after the finale. Maybe.

So, onto this week's episode. We thought the avant-garde episode was our favorite thus far, but this one was pretty spectacular. The designers got to really do kind of whatever they wanted. First, the designers are told they are going on another field trip -- which are always a mixed bag. The designers look like scared little puppies every time Heidi says "field trip." (Speaking of puppies, look at THIS! You're welcome.) But, you know, the Metropolitan Museum of Art -- can we go? Alone? With Tim Gunn? That is Grade-A Nerd Heaven, and we want in.


The designers have to choose from three wings for their inspiration. We were on the fence about Rami's decision to choose the statue of Aphrodite. On one hand, OK, he drapes. On the other hand, we kinda like his chutzpah for draping despite the judges' criticism. The designers head to the workroom and print out their images on super-nifty HP printers. HP, they really print stuff. (They were a sponsor, and while we weren't asked to plug them in this blog, we do get a little wrapped up in the moment sometimes...) Also, we're hoping that they'll send us a printer. Seriously, we know you guys hate the product placement, but we want one. We also want a Hershey bar.

While they're working, Jillian mentions she wants to show an edgy side to herself and she talks back to Christian. We mean, she signs her E-mails with an "XO" -- chick wouldn't hurt a fly, so it was kind of funny to hear her, um, raise her voice. In other news, Chris takes a nap. And Tim Gunn doesn't like it. It's a rarity to see Tim Gunn get annoyed, so we kind of enjoyed this part.


Sweet P seemed a little doomed when her model didn't turn up. Remember in Season 1 when Kara Saun had to search the streets of NYC to find a model? That was the definition of making it work. Going into the runway show, we honestly didn't know what was going to happen because the comments about Sweet P's dress went both ways.

We're gonna say it -- oh Sweet P, we are now destined to exchange an email or two every so often. But seriously, if you ever want to just stop in, hang out, watch TV with us here in the office, you know where to reach us.

We have no idea how Christian gets so much done in such a short time. Um, and we're fans of a strong brow too. (You heard us ladies, put the tweezers away!)

Alright, we'll write again come round time for the Finale. See ya then!

Leanne Speaks!

May we present season 5 winner of Project Runway- Leanne Marshall! 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Where can we buy your clothing?
Go to my website,, 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! 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.]