Monday, February 27, 2006

Emmett's First Newsletter



Dear Friends :

I was so pleased to see all the designers again at the reunion show and at Bryant Park during the taping of the final runway shows during Olympus Fashion Week. Chloé, Daniel, Kara, and Santino put their best work on the runway--I was especially pleased that Chlóe and Kara where there, as they both have become very close friends to me since our bonding experience under the intense scrutiny of the Project Runway cameras last summer. I loved both of their collections and was happy to see Kara get raves afterwards from none other than Womens Wear Daily and Fern Mallis, whom apparently didn't know Kara was the decoy and declared Kara the winner! Kara actually lives a few blocks from my apartment and I talk to her and Chloé almost daily. Chloe showed a passionate collection focusing on luxury fabrics with beautiful and unusual construction.

Chloe's generosity for sharing her experience, insights, and advice regarding my new EMc2 boutique have been incredibly helpful. I also liked Daniel's collection, it amazed me how young and sophisticated he is as a designer. Santino's left behind his television theatrics for his presentation and his designs had both beautiful use of color and silhouette. After the filming, I hosted a cast party at the boutique. It was nice to relax and get to know one another better and, with the cameras finally off, see each other as individuals not TV characters.

Since November, starting my own brand and opening the boutique (more on that later...) has been the most exciting, terrifying, and challenging experience of my life--much worse than wearing that skintight pink shirt during my final episode as a Project Runway contender. My family, friends and colleagues have come out to support me as well as thousands of supporters who have emailed me from all over the country. Thank you, thank you thank you! It's a huge risk but I know I am not alone.


The grand opening is set for March 17--Saint Patrick's Day--wish this Irish lad luck.


much love,

Emmett



Could we get an "Official BPR Field Reporter" over to Emmett's Store on March 17th? Who is game?

18 comments:

Tbone said...

Congratulations to you Emmett! Know that you will always have friends, fans and hopefully a few customers here at BPR.

And thank you for sharing your insight on the Final 4 collections. We've only seen the pictures so far, but your analysis seems spot on. Erin Go Bragh!

praddicted said...

I'd love to but I can't-have work and am too old to go into NY on St. Patrick's day, ROFLOL.

slante!!

Jessie. said...

i can probably go to the opening that day.

emmett's words are so gracious, i love it and can't wait to hear more from him.

Laura K said...

Jessie, can you please e-mail me? Thanks! kluless7@cox.net

The Scarlett said...

I love Emmett! I wish him so much luck with his new endeavor.

tiff said...

That newsletter makes me appreciate Emmett a little bit more. I thought he was a little stilted on the show, but with this letter I'm sure he's a lot more genuine in real life.

JRT said...

Yay for Emmett. I am glad he has persevered through the tough task of opening his store, the show, and life in general. He is a great designer, and can only hope to one day own some of his clothing. Glad to see his respect and admiration for the final 4 designers and his inside opinion.

Roseanadanna said...

Several people have said that Emmett is very sweet and social.
I guess the nice and fun stuff didn't appeal to the editors very much.
Go Emmett!
Now to get on his email list!

AJ said...

Congrats Emmett!

I may not be Irish, but I can drink like one! I'm going to a St. Patty's Day-ish bar crawl this coming weekend and at least one of my beers will be in honor of EMc2;)

Shorticus said...

Emmett seems like such a genuinely nice guy. He really was my favorite this season, so cute and sweet, shy and gentlemanly. I am glad to hear that he has been keeping up with his fellow cast members. On the Bravo extra video today, he talks about watching the show with Kara and Tim Gunn. I'm sure they will come to his opening, too. That he still has their support just shows what a sweetie he is.

Mmmm... Emmett and Tim Gunn - now there's a hook-up I would like to see. They seem like the perfect couple. Tim has said he's single and Emmett hasn't mentioned a boyfriend. It would have been inappropriate while the show was on, but now, who knows?

gumdropgurl said...

Congrats and best of luck, Emmett!

You were such a positive force on the show...you will go far.

My_Bodhi_Tree said...

We love you, Emmett!

Anonymous said...

I always liked Emmett's quiet, soft, dignified way on Project Runway. I regret that the editors didn't see fit to include more of him in the series...he really was a good balance to the chaos flying around that design room. I will always commend him for his classy and very quiet put-down of Santino when he was ragging on Diana and her group for "never having sex in their lives". Emmett, you really are a Gentleman and I'll bet that you have a much warmer and loving personality than we ever got to see on the show. We were robbed!...and so were you when Santino made it thru with his baboon-ass skating outfit and you were ofted. I wish you great success, both professionally and personally. Carry On!

Sara K said...

honestly, i didn't like emmett on the show, but all these emails from him to you have totally changed my mind.

ScubaOtter said...

Emmett is one class act; head to toe, and start to finish. I wish him success and joy in all his endeavors.

ramonakilldeer said...

Kudos to Emmett for stepping out of his "comfort zone" of menswear,and trying new ideas. I wish we could have seen his "Inspirations" design. He displayed style and grace in his creations, and in his behavior under pressure. IMO, he has a tremendous future ahead of him!

PhillyKat said...

hmm you think he'll let me in early for a sneak?

i haven't ck'd my email for my newsletter yet.

mick said...

I'm in NYC that week on business and I was planning to visit Emmett's shop anyway. I didn't realize it wasn't open yet! Anyhoo-- he was actually my favorite I think, even with the limited editing (boo) and I feel his designs were completely undervalued by the judges.