Monday, December 27, 2010

This Week on Millionaire Matchmaker

Just because you are a millionaire, it doesn't mean you know how to use that money to dress right. Patti brings in the big guns, her favorite image consultant to help her client Matt look the part of a successful and interesting man as opposed to quirky and uptight. Also struggling with appropriate style, Patti's millionairess of the week Elena, doesn't mind showing a little (or rather, a LOT) of skin. Will Matt and Elena agree to play by Patti's rules and attract the right kind of date or will the two clients stick with the looks that have failed them in the past? Find out this Tuesday 12/28 @9/8c on BRAVO's The Millionaire Matchmaker 4.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tonight on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Has Camille taken the Kyle vs. Camille feud too far? Camille decides that her and her husband no longer want to work with Kyle's husband, but Kyle is not going to let it go that easy. Taylor's party might be the perfect place for Kyle to mend fences and get Camille back on her side. Or, based on previous interactions, it may just blow up in their faces once again. Will the ladies give it yet another try at friendship or will their drama ruin Taylor's big event? Find out this Thursday 12/23 @10/9c on BRAVO's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview with David Caldwell

The Fashion Show designer talks about his experience on the Bravo show.

A highlight: Yes, David is still seeing Dominique.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for David's website.

Thank you David!

BB Love to David Caldwell

This week's challenge was particularly difficult in that it involved re-purposing clothes from the Lost and Found into a coherent collection. While David had lots of good ideas in using the various print fabrics he found, the judges were not thrilled with his over-accessorizing.

Poor David - he just admitted he had feelings for fellow contestant Dominique, and now he has to wait to see her again.

David - good luck with your future endeavors. You have talent and you have the potential to go far in the fashion world.

This post is only for positive comments about David and his work. If you have anything negative to say about him or his competition, please do so in our Reactions post.

Congratulations, Dominique Pearl David!

Although this challenge may have been difficult, Dominique really stepped up and used great imagination in re-purposing an umbrella and making a cute dress. The trench coat alterations completed the look and impressed the judges. Dominique's winning design was head and shoulders above the rest of her competition and even among her team-mates.

It was only a matter of time that we would see this young designer win a challenge. With immunity next week, it will be interesting to see how she keeps her promise to show us a different side of Dominique.

This post is only for positive comments about Dominique and her designs. If you have anything negative to say about her or her competition, please do so in our Reactions post.

Reactions to The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection Episode 6

Ok, anyone tired of watching Calvin act up yet again? Me neither! How about the budding romance between David and Dominique? Too bad it had to get cut short, eh?

So...what did you think about this episode? Tell us in the comments!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Fashion Show Party Room: Episode 6

Tonight On Blogging Bravo

The Calvin Tran Show (fka The Fashion Show:Ultimate Collection) continues tonight and Blogging Bravo is once again hosting a live chat room party as we watch the new episode together. All are invited to sit back and pass judgement on the remaining seven designers, just like Calvin!

Party room opens at 9:30 p.m. ET. Hope to see you tonight on Blogging Bravo!

Monday, December 20, 2010

This Week's The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection

The designers take a field trip to New Jersey where they are granted access to the lost and found area at Hoboken train station. From these items, each fashion house must present a cohesive collection of weekend looks. And when the two houses get all mixed up with team members forced to switch sides, tensions flare as creative visions clash. Will new team formations sacrifice what ends up down the runway? Find out this Tuesday 12/21 @ 10/9c on BRAVO's The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tonight on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Camille has the grand idea that a dinner party with the ladies will get their friendship back on track and put the past behind them. Boy is she wrong. The dinner quickly takes a turn for the worst as ladies square off in screaming matches across the table. With match ups of Kyle vs. Camille and Taylor vs. Kim, the ladies leave no topic unturned during this unforgettable evening. Is it finally time to throw in the towel and accept that some friendships aren't meant to be? Find out this Thursday, 12/16 @10/9c on BRAVO's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview with Golnessa Farmanara

Golnessa talks about her experience on The Fashion Show.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for the Goci Website.

Thank you Golnessa!

BB Love to Golnessa Farmanara

The House of Emerald has struggled throughout this competition, and this week was no different. Although the concept of pale and golden-hued fabrics was perfect for the OC Housewives, some of the gowns suffered in execution. Unfortunately, Golnessa's was one of them. She had issues with fit after her housewife left her Spanx at home, and her dress turned out too tight. But the judges' least favorite part was the attached mermaid flounce at the bottom.

Golnessa, we're sorry to see you go and we at Blogging Bravo wish you nothing but success in your future.

This post is only for positive comments about Golnessa. If you have anything negative to say about her or her competition, please do so here.

Congratulations, Eduardo de las Casas!

Congratulations yet again to designer Eduardo de las Casas who has been setting the House on fire with his designs. This makes three wins for Eduardo, and I'm betting we're probably going to see at least one more before the show is over.

His gown for New Jersey Housewife Dina was gorgeous, it fit her perfectly and showed off her body in all the right ways. Anyone would be proud to wear it on the red carpet.

This post is only for positive comments about Eduardo. If you have anything negative to say about him or his competition, please do so here.

Reactions to The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection Episode 5

Wow - now that was something: the Real Housewives visit The Fashion Show. Tell me - did those Housewives really need more exposure? (I think not.)

What did you think about the episode? Did you enjoy it? Would you like to see more Bravo cross-over episodes? Please tell us in the comments!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Fashion Show Party Room: Episode 5

Tonight on The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection

Join us tonight for another live chat room party as we watch Episode 5: "Reel to Genteel" together. Reality worlds collide as The Real Houswives of OC and NJ join the fray. And it looks like Calvin is on fire!

The high fashion continues immediately following with a special Tuesday night installment of Watch What Happens: Live. Joining Andy Cohen will be two of the biggest names in fashion - internationally acclaimed fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg & fashion icon Iman. You won't want to miss as these two weigh in on the The Fashion Show's elimination and talk all-things style.

See you tonight on Blogging Bravo!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

This Week's Real Housewives of Atlanta...

Phaedra invites Dwight over to meet her new baby boy, but the visit turns into a gossip session to catch her up on all the drama surrounding the wives and Dwight fills Phaedra in on a underhanded comment that Cynthia made about Phaedra’s marriage at a recent party. And in another gab-sesh across town, NeNe meets Kim for lunch where they dish on a “friend contract” that Cynthia has request NeNe enter into. With NeNe feeling off-put by the situation, is her friendship with Cynthia on the rocks? Find out this Sunday 12/12 @ 10/9c BRAVO’s Real Housewives of Atlanta 3

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

This Week on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

What does every cyclist need before a big race? A great bike? Lots of training? Nope, guess again. According to Kyle and her coach, a great wax job is #1 on the list. Kyle goes to extreme lengths to prep for her and Mauricio's 69-mile ride in Napa. Will all the necessary precautions be taken before the big race? In other transportation news, Lisa and Cedric decide it's time to get their American driver's license. Will they pass the test, and will this mean that Cedric is finally ready to leave the VanderPump home or will he truly be the houseguest that never leaves? Find out this Thursday 12/9 @10/9c on BRAVO's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

And...later on Millionaire Matchmaker...

We all know Patti's #1 rule is no sex unless you're in a monogamous relationship, but her newest client may have trouble following this one. Focusing only on the physical traits he is looking for in a match, this divorce attorney needs some serious coaching before finding love. Also struggling to find the perfect woman is David, who brings his mirror-image brother everywhere with him. Will David be able to learn independence and enter the dating world on his own or will he ditch Patti and stick with his wing-man brother?

BRAVO's The Millionaire Matchmaker 4, Tuesday 12/7 @9/8c!

James Franco on Inside the Actor's Studio

This year’s Oscar host (and potential winner?!) James Franco sits down with James Lipton for an interview you won't want to miss. Covering an array of Franco's films, the two discuss everything from stoner-comedy "Pineapple Express" to this year’s intense drama "127 Hours." As Franco preps himself for his big duty as co-host of the 2011 Oscars, take a look back at what got him to this point in his career. See it all Tuesday 12/7 @8/7c BRAVO's Inside the Actor Studio.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Real Housewives of Atlanta Previews

The ladies all meet up to watch Kandi and Sheree go head-to-head in a drag racing competition, but when Kim brings her “special friend” Tracy along, tongues wag as to just how close the two really are… And tensions rise between NeNe and Cynthia’s fiancée Peter after the race when NeNe confronts him for being rude to her – is NeNe cramping Cynthia & Peter’s relationship during her own marital troubles? Find out this Sunday 12/5 @ 10/9c on BRAVO’s Real Housewives of Atlanta 3.

Friday, December 03, 2010

RHoBH Adrienne Maloof on Joy Behar

Adrienne whose husband, Paul, is a well known plastic surgeon said she would never go through a series of surgeries like the ones on the show, Bridalplasty. According to Adrienne, “too many sugeries at one time is obviously very dangerous.” Obviously.


So what did the bloggers think about The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection this week?

Jordan Baker

Eric Three Thousand

David Dust



If you know of another recap, we'd love to know about it!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

This Week on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

You know what they say, money can't buy happiness, and Taylor's marriage proves this point. Kyle and Taylor have an intimate lunch as Taylor confides that her marriage isn't as strong as she would like. Will Taylor and her husband's relationship grow over time or is it too late to build that bond? In other relationship news, Lisa takes Kim's request to heart and sets her up with one of her Beverly Hills friends. Will Kim's strong personality mesh well with the new guy or will Lisa's attempt at matchmaking blow up in her face? Find out this Thursday 12/2 @ 10/9c on BRAVO's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview with Ro Tamez

Rolando talks about his experience on The Fashion Show. A highlight: Ro and Cesar have remained friends and watch the show together.

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Click here for another interview.

Click here for Ro's facebook page.

Thanks Ro!

BB Love to Rolando Tamez

We at Blogging Bravo are sad to see Ro leave the competition so early, because we're sure we haven't seen all that this competitor can produce.

While his contribution to Team Nami this week spoke of 1969, the judges felt that he ignored the sensuality of the era and produced something that was boring and conservative. Maybe so, but people would wear it!

This post is only for positive comments about Rolando. If you have anything negative to say about him or his competition, please click here.

Congratulations, Jeffrey Williams!

Congratulations to Jeffrey for creating a look straight out of 1989. Even if he was only five then, he was still able to capture the feel for the time (at least according to Iman, Isaac, and Company.) The look was fresh and innovative and interesting.

Jeffrey - it's great to see you finally get a win in the competition. You're a strong designer and we're looking forward to seeing your future creations.

This post is only for positive comments about Jeffrey. If you have anything negative to say about him or his competition, please click here.

Reactions to The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection Episode 4

Time capsules?! So what did you all think of this week's episode? David and Dominique? Please leave us a comment with your opinions/thoughts/diatribe.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Fashion Show Party Room: Episode 4

Tonight On Blogging Bravo

It's party time again tonight on Blogging Bravo as we welcome another new episode of The Fashion Show:Ultimate Collection. Episode 4 is titled "Inspired by Time" as the 9 remaining designers get to take a ride on the way-back machine. Guest judge is model Anja Rubik.

Party room opens at 9:30 p.m. ET and show time is at 10:00 p.m. Come join the fun tonight and watch along with our merry band of party room regulars. See you tonight!

The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection Previews

The designers go back to the future this week when they are met by Iman at an NYC staple – the National History Museum – where she delivers their design challenge: select a time capsule containing items and accessories from a specific year to inspire your collection. While going back in time to get their inspiration, the challenge is to create a new, fashion-forward looks that incorporate that timeless pattern, plaid. Which fashion house will come up with the most innovative collection? Find out tonight 11/30 @ 10/9c BRAVO’s The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection.

Monday, November 29, 2010

This Week on Millionaire Matchmaker

Patti's newest project is an overly masculine millionairess and an ADD millionaire. Once giving her advice, Patti puts her clients to the test with a body language expert spying on a lunch meeting. Will the clients pass the test and be ready to hit the dating mixer or will the masculine energy and inability to focus keep these daters single in the city? Find out this Tuesday 11/30 @ 9/8c on BRAVO's The Millionaire Matchmaker 4.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Read what the blogosphere had to say about this week's episode of The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection...

Eric Three Thousand

Jordan Baker

The Cut

Jackalope Ranch

(David Dust will return next week!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

BB Love to Tamara Jones

Tamara Jones is a designer with a definite style, a point of view, but unfortunately it was one that did not mesh with that of her teammates in House of Emerald this week.

While the 40s vampiress vibe may not have been obvious in her work, what was obvious was Tamara's ability to whip out three finished garments in a mere 24 hours. The leather jacket was gorgeous, and in another challenge would definitely not have sent her home.

Tamara Jones, we at Blogging Bravo hope to see great things from you in the future.

This post is only for positive comments about Tamara. If you have anything negative to say about her or the other designers, please leave your comments on our Reactions post.

Congratulations, Eduardo de las Casas!

With the extra hour of work time earned with his win last week, Eduardo put out another winning dress, this time earning immunity from elimination in the next challenge.

The dress definitely gave off the aura of femme fatale that was crucial to this challenge. The high collar was reminiscent of  the collar of a trench coat worn by a female spy. Iman remarked that she would wear it - and wouldn't she make a swell spy?

Eduardo, you've won two in a row - how far can you go?

This post is only for positive comments about Eduardo. If you have anything negative to say about him or the other designers, please leave your comments on our Reactions post.

Reactions to The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection Episode Three

Three episodes down....

So what did you think about this episode? How did you feel about Cesar and Calvin after they switched teams? Did you agree with the winning and eliminated designers? Please leave a comment and tell us all about it.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Fashion Show Party Room: Epiosde 3

Tonight On Blogging Bravo

Another new episode of The Fashion Show must mean another party room, right? Right! Join us tonight on Blogging Bravo for some good, snarky fun as we watch Episode 3 "The Femme Fatale" together. The party room opens around 9:30 p.m. Hope to see you here!

The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection Previews

This week’s challenge has the two fashion houses creating collections for a modern day “femme fatale” where the designs must be appropriate for night clubs, lairs and other after-hours haunts. Their muse and guest judge? Burlesque model and actress Dita Von Teese is at the helm to see if they capture the essence of her staple look. And while the designers get into touch with their inner seductress, they must also adapt to some last-minute curveballs –can they handle what is thrown their way? Find out tonight 11/23 @ 10/9c BRAVO’s The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection.

Monday, November 22, 2010

This Week on Millionaire Matchmaker

An unlikely stylist, Destin, takes Patti's client PJ for a makeover. Aiming to ditch the surfer look, will PJ impress the ladies at the mixer or would he be better off sticking to his natural look to find the right match? Patti's other client, Cindy, is just the reason that Patti made the move to NYC, to find deserving women the love they can't find on their own. Will Patti be the fairy godmother that Cinderella-Complex Cindy needs to find true love? Find out this Tuesday 11/23 @ 9/8c BRAVO's The Millionaire Matchmaker.


So what do the bloggers have to say about The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection?

Jordan Baker

David Dust

Eric Three Thousand

The Cut

Jackalope Ranch


If you have a recap you'd like to share with the Blogging Bravo family, please drop us a line!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Previews

Camil.e and Kyle continue their fight and don't mind bringing the other housewives (and anyone who will listen!) into the drama. Kim and Kyle's tension grows as the ladies try to enjoy a simple lunch but of course feel the need to rehash the events of the past 24 hours. Will the sisters be able to move past the issue or will the conflict with Camile cause a permanent rift between the pair? Find out tonight 11/18 @ 10/9c on BRAVO's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview with Mike Vensel

Mike Vensel talks about his experience on The Fashion Show.

A highlight: Mike and Calvin are actually good friends.

Click here for Mike's website.

Click here for the podcast.

Enjoy a video of Mike's latest show.

Thank you Mike!

Congratulations, Eduardo!

For this week's challenge, the designers were to be inspired by the inner workings of the human body. Eduardo's gorgeous pale peach dress was evocative of the layers of the human musculature, and also fulfilled the "reversable" part of the challenge with his double-sided skirt.

Additionally, the color he chose worked beautifully with his model's coloring.

Congratulations to Eduardo and the rest of House of Nami!

This post is for positive comments about Eduardo and his design. If you have anything negative to say about him or any other designer, please see our Reactions post.

Reactions to The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection Episode Two

Wow - so what was up with Mike? I thought he was getting a loser edit and expected to see him go, but not of his own accord. What about the switcheroo between teams - how do you think that will end up working for them?

What were your thoughts on the episode? Please tell us in the comments!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Fashion Show Party Room: Episode 2

Tonight On Blogging Bravo


Oh here go blog come! Join us tonight on BB as we host another live party chat room during Episode 2 of The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. ET. See you here!

Tonight on Millionaire Matchmaker

Patti takes on two millionairess' this week and once again has her work cut out for her. One client, Stacy, is so stuck in her negative thoughts that it may take desperate measures to get her centered and positive. Will an exercise with crystals do the trick or are the negative and controlling thoughts too over-powering? Patti's other client, Sky, has a long list of celebrities she's dated in the past, concerning the matchmaker. Will Patti be able to get strong enough candidates to please this high-profile millionairess or is she better off finding her soul-mate on the red carpet? Find out this Tuesday 11/16 @ 9/8c on BRAVO's The Millionaire Matchmaker.

Monday, November 15, 2010

This Week, on the Fashion Show Ultimate Collection

The designers are in need of a “self examination” when they are challenged to complete a line inspired by the inner workings of the human body. While one of the fashion houses struggles, the other house works seamlessly together as they create reversible looks that mirror the notable traveling “Bodies” Exhibit®. Will the designers’ egos be the factor that brings down “Team Emerald” this week?


I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who will be recapping The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection this season, right? Right? If you are, please let us know so we can include your recap here every week!

Jordan Baker

David Dust

Eric Three Thousand

Jackalope Ranch


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Real Housewives of Atlanta Previews

The Atlanta ladies all gather for a truly one-of-a-kind event when Sheree channels her inner-tango and agrees to participate in "The Dancing Stars of Atlanta"! Will she pull off a flawless number? Or will she fall flat? And will tensions rise when Kim and Kandi confront each other for the first time since their tensions over Kandi's latest song for Kim? Then finally, the big moment is here for Cynthia when her long-term boyfriend Peter decides to pop the question and enlists NeNe to help execute the special moment - will Cynthia say yes to marriage? Find out today 11/14 @ 10/9c on BRAVO's Real Housewives of Atlanta 3.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Previews

BRAVO's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Thursday, 11/11 @ 10/9c: Before the ladies head out to New York City for Kelsey Grammer's Broadway show, Lisa brings in a hypnotist to rid Kyle of her fear of flying. But perhaps flying isn't the only thing that Kyle should be afraid of during her upcoming trip. What starts out as a pleasant visit to NYC, quickly takes a turn for the worst when the fight between Camile and Kyle is refueled. Will Kyle survive the flight and the fight or should she avoid vacationing with the housewives in the future?



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BB Love to Francine Simmons

From the beginning, there was friction among the members of House Emerald Syx, the majority of which occurred between Francine and Calvin. Both ended up on the bottom in this first challenge, and I have to wonder if some of the unnecessary drama didn't undermine both of their abilities to perform.

Ultimately, it was Francine who was asked to leave. She strayed a bit too far from her original sketch and produced something that Iman definitely would not have worn (or so she says).

We would have loved to see what else she could do. Good luck to Francine  in all of her future endeavors.

This post is only for positive comments about Francine. If you have anything negative to say about her or any other designer, please do so here.

Congratulations, Cesar Galindo!

Congratulations to House of Nami designer Cesar Galindo for winning the first challenge of the season! He clearly paid attention to the rules of the challenge and turned out a gorgeous gown that both looked like something the fabulous Iman would wear, and also fit in well with the rest of his team's collections.

Our attention is piqued and we're looking forward to seeing what he does in the rest of the challenges.

This post is only for positive comments about Cesar. If you have anything negative to say about him or any other designer, please do so here.

Reactions to The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection Episode 1

So what did you think about the first episode of The Fashion Show? Did you like the (fairly drastic) changes that have been made since last season? What about Iman? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Fashion Show Party Room: Episode 1

Tonight On Blogging Bravo

Join Tbone and friends tonight right here on Blogging Bravo as we watch the premiere of The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection together. We'll be opening up the BB party room every week for new episodes. We plan on having good, mostly clean snarky fun so come join us! The party room opens at 9: 30 p.m. ET. Here's the preview video again for those who missed it:

Iman was fabulous as the host of Project Runway Canada, can't wait to see what she brings to the table on The Fashion Show. See you tonight on BB!

BRAVO's The Millionaire Matchmaker!

BRAVO's The Millionaire Matchmaker, Tuesday 11/9 @ 9/8c: Ever wonder where Patti get's her sass? According to her mother, it is not from her! Patti's family comes in for a visit and check's in with their famous matchmaker daughter. Back at the office Patti meets with her newest client who doesn't seem to be much of a catch. Will Patti be able to find a good match for her creepy new client or do his issues run too deep?

Monday, November 08, 2010

Meet the Designers - Calvin Tran

Calvin Tran earned his BFA from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago and quickly landed a job as Creative Director for Zabari in New York City. Yearning to get his own designs in the market, Calvin opened his first store, Sac Boutique, in Chicago in 2000. The store became a hot spot and Calvin’s fashions were suddenly in demand, prompting him to open two more store locations in New York and another in San Francisco. Using the silhouette as a canvas, Calvin’s designs compliment the softness, beauty and elegance of the female figure. His edgy yet versatile designs have been recognized by publications such as The New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, Lucky Magazine, and Cosmopolitan, and several celebrities have been seen in his clothing including Drew Barrymore, Brooke Shields, Gina Gershon and Piper Perabo. In 2004, Calvin was awarded the Style Breaker award by the Fashion International Group. In addition to operating his three boutiques, Calvin continues to find time to create his own designs while also presenting at various fashion shows.

Meet the Designers - Cesar Galindo

Cesar Galindo lives and breathes for fashion. As the youngest of 11 children, he was exposed to the fundamentals of design at a very early age. His mother was an excellent seamstress and his father’s sense of style gave him the ability to understand and conceptualize clothing design. As a teenager, Cesar made dresses and sold them in consignment stores around his hometown of Houston. Although naturally gifted, his formal training began when he worked for The Miami City Ballet as the assistant to Jose Varona III. While working under Varona, Cesar learned the intricacies of costume design –- the delicacies, elaborateness and the value in its beauty and construction. Cesar’s many accomplishments include working for Calvin Klein and Dolce and Gabanna, designing costumes for celebrities including Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliot, and creating the wardrobe for Chaka Khan’s World Tour with Prince in 1999. Most recently, he has designed for Gwen Stefani’s clothing line L.A.M.B. for her Spring 2011 collection, designed Joan Jett’s red carpet and world tour wardrobe, and re-launched his own namesake couture cocktail and eveningwear label “Cesar Galindo.” An expert dressmaker with the flare for drama, Cesar’s dresses and gowns are lined in his signature fuchsia charmeuse. His motto? “Life should always be bright and colorful from the inside out!”

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Meet the Designers - Cindy Ayvar

Cindy Ayvar was born in Acapulco, Mexico and immigrated to Los Angeles when she was 11 years old. Her family settled in the L.A. suburb of Van Nuys and since then, Cindy has embarked on her career in fashion both at home and abroad. After receiving her Bachelors in Fashion from Woodbury University in Burbank, California, Cindy moved to Florence, Italy to obtain her Masters in Fashion from the Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing. With her exposure to European designs, techniques and trends, Cindy’s signature designs are influenced by the greatest European designers. Cindy’s love for nature inspires her the most because it fuels fond memories of her childhood. She has worked under celebrity designers and also has successfully launched a label, Goci, with fellow contestant and best friend Golnessa Farmanara. The two have had four successful fashion shows to-date.

Meet the Designers - Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams was born into a family of 12 siblings -- seven boys and five girls -- in Seattle, Washington. At a young age, Jeffrey’s dream of becoming a fashion designer was supported by his loving mother, who was his biggest fan. In 2004, shortly before being accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, his mother passed of breast cancer, but she continues to be a huge inspiration. While at F.I.T., Jeffrey studied abroad at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, and developed a love for the culture and working internationally. He also participated in the prestigious Art Specialization Program, which led him to his professional career as in fashion illustration. Jeffrey graduated from F.I.T in 2009 with a Bachelors in International Fashion Design and a focus on Sportswear, Knit Wear, and Fashion Illustration. Jeffrey has worked with Alexander Wang, Peter Som, and international stylist Patti Wilson. Currently, he is working as a fashion illustrator, a fashion consultant, and a stylist, all while developing his next collection. Presently residing in New York, his design aesthetic is influenced by magical life moments, indigenous communities, the power of his dreams and his loved ones. Jeffrey believes that “there’s no such thing as what’s in or what’s out. It’s all about confidence and truth. If you feel divine keep it on, if not, take it the heck off!”

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Meet the Designers - David Caldwell

Raised in Oklahoma, David Caldwell was a true country boy who was active in sports, boy scouts and art. At a very young age his admiration for beauty and fashion influenced his style of dress. His mother’s support encouraged his decisions and nurtured his creativity. While in college, David initially pursued an Entrepreneurial Business degree at the University of Oklahoma. While on a study abroad program in Northern Italy, David’s life changed when he experienced the culture and history the region had in fashion and design. Once back in the states, David enrolled at Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Design, Housing, & Merchandising with an emphasis in Apparel Design & Production. Upon completion, David moved to New York City where he presented a spring 2010 collection. He has worked with Zac Posen and Jonathan Kayne and has also dabbled in interior design projects. David’s approach to his designs involve his vision of people and nature. He is currently establishing his own fashion brand focusing on young professional women. Prominent designers like Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, and Issey Miyake are some of David’s favorites, but his biggest influence is his mother "who is an intelligent woman with a strong sense of style."

Meet the Designers - Mike Vensel

Mike Vensel was born in Pittsburgh, PA and spent most of his adolescent years in the Carolinas and Georgia. He studied Architecture and Fine Arts in Miami before moving to Los Angeles. Once in L.A., he studied Visual Communications and Fashion Design. Mike has traveled extensively throughout the globe finding inspiration in the beauty of various cultures. He sees clothes as the "outward expression of our inner selves." Drawing upon legendary designers like Halston and Tom Ford, Mike has developed his own method of design. He steers clear of trends and finds influence from various decades as a point of reference to create a unique identity for his fashions. Mike's creativity does not draw the line at clothing; in addition to designing for his women's wear line "Mike Vensel," he is also a well known fashion photographer, publishes his own magazine, Kitten Mag, and is developing men's wear, cosmetics, fragrances, accessories, and shoes.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Meet the Designers - Dominique Pearl David

Dominique Pearl David is a 21-year-old fresh graduate of Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) with Cum Laude honors in the advanced studies program. The native Southern Californian currently resides in New York. She describes her own style as “slouchy chic,” and her designs are inspired by fairytales and the Japanese geisha culture. She is most influenced by designers such as Rei Kawakubo and Paul Poiret. Her craft in sewing has enabled her to collaborate with Disney, Guess Inc. Ramona West's online vintage store, Kanye West, and Gwen Stefani's line, L.A.M.B. She is also known for her collaborations to create custom prom dresses around the Ojai Valley. In addition to her collaborations, Dominique debuted her first collection on the runway earlier this year in Los Angeles.

Meet the Designers - Golnessa Farmanara

Golnessa Farmanara was born and raised in Iran until the age of 12, when she and her family moved to the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles, California. Her passion for art, photography, painting and sketching led to her to pursue her Bachelors in Fashion Design at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. After obtaining her degree, Golnessa attended Polimoda University in Italy and obtained her Advanced Masters degree in Fashion Design. Since graduating, she has assisted in styling some high profile music artists. She also works as the assistant designer to couture gown company, Deanzign, and part-time as a visual merchandiser/fashion coordinator for Davaco. Golnessa’s Iranian heritage is reflected in the vivid designs her culture encompasses. Currently, Golnessa is the co-owner of her label “Goci” which she started with her best friend and fellow contestant Cindy Ayvar.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Meet the Designers - Eduardo de las Casas

Eduardo de las Casas immigrated to the United States from Peru in 1996 after receiving his degree in Industrial Engineering. Shortly after arriving to the U.S., he unearthed his passion for fashion design. Keeping true to his zeal for the fashion world, Eduardo held down jobs in other industries to pay for design school. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2005 and received awards for Best Couture, Best Club Wear, Highest Achiever, and Best Future Designer in his class. Since then, he has designed for several well-known Florida clothing companies. Eduardo’s unique ability to combine diverse textures with contemporary designs enables him to create sophisticated, sexy and distinctive looks that are influenced by his Latin culture. His experience spans across all genres of clothing including menswear, women’s wear, swimwear, children’s wear, evening, bridal and sportswear. His designs have been featured in publications, fashion shows, and television series including She’s Got the Look and the Latin reality show Nuestra Belleza Latina. Eduardo’s designs have also been worn by celebrities and contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. In 2008, Eduardo was awarded the “Emerging Designer” Award at Miami Fashion Week.

Video - Real Houswives of SNL

The always adorable Andy Cohen does his fabulous reunion thing with the ladies of SNL:

Meet the Designers - Rolando "Ro" Tamez

Rolando "Ro" Tamez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Rolando attended Wade College where he graduated with an Associates Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising in 2008. His looks and attitude have always set him apart from the crowd and his approach to design is just as bold and daring. Rolando loves being able to design something pure and classic one moment and design something theatrical and "dragesque" the next. Keeping up with the trends of the current economy, Rolando has tailored his designs to include the budget-conscious consumer. He uses old clothing to recreate new designs that are one of a kind. Just this year, Rolando held his very first fashion show and was featured on two covers of Houston based JMG Magazine. Currently, he is in the process of creating an online boutique to sell his clothing. His best fashion advice is: “Never fear what anyone might think or say about what you wear. Confidence is the best outfit you will ever wear.”

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Previews

This week we get introduced to the Real Kids of Beverly Hills. Lisa's daughter Pandora comes home for a visit, while son Max is unable to come in from where he attends school out-of-state. During the same week, Taylor and Kyle throw dueling birthday parties for their children, occurring at exactly the same time. Taylor's Alice In Wonderland themed party has everything from champagne to a catered lunch for the kids (or is it really all just for the parents?). Will the party be too much for 4-year-old Kennedy, or will sips of champagne keep her calm? Find out today, 11/4, @ 10/9c on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Moves to SUNDAY!

NeNe introduces her troubled son Bryson to Peter, Cynthia’s boyfriend and club owner, hoping he will inspire her son to find a career path. Meanwhile, Cynthia’s ex-fiancé, actor Leon Robinson, discuss Peter’s ultimatum with Cynthia. Kim continues to ride the wave of her music career and, once again, enlists Kandi for help with her new track, but will tensions rise when creative differences come between them? Already puzzled with Phaedra’s ever-changing due date, the ladies are shocked to hear she’ll be inducing her baby “early.” And NeNe’s marriage troubles reach a boiling point when she reveals a dark relationship secret – is this the end of her marriage once and for all? Why wait till Monday- because you can only find out THIS Sunday 11/7 @ 10/9c on BRAVO’s Real Housewives of Atlanta 3.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Meet the Designers - Francine Simmons

Francine Simmons has always made it a point to set herself far apart from her competition. While growing up in Newark, Delaware, Francine set her sights high right from the very start. By the age of 12, she was sewing her own clothing and by high school, she designed her own homecoming and prom dresses. Francine continued her passion for fashion as a student at Syracuse University where she received several awards for her captivating and unique fashion designs. In 1998, she graduated Sigma Cum Laude and shortly afterwards, interned with famed designers Betsy Johnson and Nanette Lepore. She then went on to work as an assistant designer at Finity and in 2002, she was appointed to head designer at Central Park West. Itching to get her name out there and to create a company of her own, Francine launched her line By Francine, which used vintage detailing to create fresh new looks. Soon her designs locked in orders from Intermix, Nordstrom, Harvey Nichols HK, Fred Segal, Lisa Kline, Planet Blue, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Anthropolgie, and over 300 specialty stores across the world. Additionally, her clothing has appeared in major magazines such as US Weekly, Lucky, and Nylon, and have been worn by celebs Britney Spears and Elizabeth Hasslebeck.

Camille Grammer on the Joy Behar Show

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Camille Grammer was on The Joy Behar Show where she shared some choice words about her marriage to Kelsey Grammer. Sexologist Logan Levkoff weighed-in as well. The Joy Behar Show airs nightly at 9pm ET on HLN.

Meet the Designers - Tamara Jones

Tamara Jones is and has always been an ambitious young woman. Raised in Chicago’s west side, Tamara was the fourth of five children. Her curiosity and appreciation for fashion set her on the path destined for design. By the time she was in high school, Tamara was receiving orders to turn oversized basketball jerseys into trendy dresses. Although her designs were gaining notoriety and made buzz around town, the attention had its setbacks too -- at times, her materials and sewing machines were stolen, but Tamara was never deterred. Her talents were recognized throughout Chicago, and in 2003 she was awarded third place in the Illinois VICA Commercial Sewing Competition. After high school, she enrolled in Columbia College Chicago to pursue her Bachelors degree in Fashion Design. Adding to her recognitions, Tamara was a finalist in the Round Bobbin Emerging Young Designers’ and the Fashion Group International Design competitions in 2006. Most recently, Tamara’s designs graced the runway at her Alma Mater. Since receiving her bachelors degree in 2008, Tamara’s passion for fashion has enabled her to make great strides from being a seamstress for Nordstrom to creating and growing her own women’s wear line “4 Tamara Nicole.”

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Tonight, on Millionaire Matchmaker!

Patti is faced with another round of clueless millionaires this week. Fed up with her superficial client David, Patti takes drastic measures to show that beauty is only skin deep. Her other client Jason has Vince Chase Syndrome, needing his entourage around him at all times, even on his dates. Check out the men on their dates and see if Patti was able to work her matchmaking magic this time around tomorrow 11/2 @ 9/8c on BRAVO's The Millionaire Matchmaker.

Monday, November 01, 2010

This Week on Real Housewives of Atlanta

Happy Halloween! Now that NeNe has come clean about her plastic surgery, check out how the other Hotlanta Housewives react when they find out about her new face this Monday 11/1 @ 9/8c on BRAVO’s The Real Housewives of ATL.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tonight, on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Usually what happens in Vegas stays there. Apparently the rules don’t apply to the Beverly Hills Housewives. Check out what hilarity ensues when Housewives let loose in the city of sin. You can catch the whole episode tonight 10/28 @10/9c on BRAVO's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.