Monday, February 27, 2006

The BPR Top 5 Looks: 3rd Place

We here at BPR like to spread our love for the Project Runway designers and personalities with unbridled passon and abandon. But to be frankly honest, there is a pecking order. First and foremost, comes Tim Gunn. There is no debate on this subject, it just is. If Tim were to write us a note suggesting that we all start wearing Shetangy sunglasses then by golly, that's exactly what we would do. Among the designers, one of our favorites from early on was Nick Verreos. No, make that Uncle Nick.

In All Dolled Up, the 13 remaining designers were told that they would be designing for a fashion icon. A BIG fashion icon. And they were going to meet her at her house! In what proved to be maybe the most fun challenge of Season 2, the designers ended up at the Times Square Toys 'R Us to meet their muse - Barbie! They soon learned that the winner of this challenge was not only going to move on, but their design would end up on a special edition doll with their picture on the box. How cool was that?

3rd Place, Nick Verreos, All Dolled Up ChallengeThe stakes were high and the competition was stiff on the runway. The Barbie designs from Chloe, Daniel Franco, Diana, Emmett, Kara, Lupe and Santino all received votes on your Top 5 lists. But it was uncle Nick who had the winner. His apple green dress with the ruched bodice, beautifully layered multi-color skirt and matching headpiece looked fabulous on his model Tarah, and was the perfect fit for My Scene Barbie. On the runway, we heard the story of his niece and when he told us "I'm a different type of Uncle Nick", he stole his way into our hearts.

Our mourning over Nick's auf in the Makeover episode continues. (Why, oh why Nick could you not have heeded Tim's advice at Mood?) But there was no getting past the Golden Girls suit. We are comforted by the fact that Nick has parlayed his experience on PR to further success. There he is sending Brenda Strong down the red carpet, and oh, look at him having fun at the Olympics! Nick, we didn't get to see your show at Bryant Park, but they can't take away your Barbie. Congratulations on making the BPR Top 5 Looks List from Season 2!

8 comments:

AJ said...

Yay! Go Nick!

JRT said...

wow, go Nick. It was a beautiful dress, and Nick has an amazing eye. A little suprised it was this low, but the top 2 must be even more amazing.

gumdropgurl said...

amazing, colorful dress, i'd wear it myself in a heartbeat.

i also adored Santino's dress from this episode.

karen said...

I actually bought this barbie for my 4 year old for her birthday. She loves the show and watches it every week with me.

bluehistory said...

I love the looks chosen so far, but I'm sort of dissappointed that it has just been winning designs. Maybe could you post some more stats at the end like, the top 5 non-winning designs or something like that?

Tbone said...

Great idea bluehistory. I'll ask Mom if its ok to post the 6th through 10th places after we're all done.

PhillyKat said...

yeaa for nick. he looks too jolly at the olympics. just tickled. hmm, he seems to be having the most success of any pr designer (except maybe jay but i'm not sure about that)

Anonymous said...

I was clear to me that this was going to be the winner when it came down the runway. The model was a living barbie. Nick connected everything to create a perfect design for this challenge. It's one of the dresses that I'll remember for quite some time.