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Interview With the Amazing Mondo Guerra of Project Runway

Interview With the Amazing Mondo Guerra of Project Runway

Although the “spoilers” have been warning for weeks that the outcome of Project Runway would be “unexpected”, I was still hoping Mondo Guerra would be declared the winner. He had a lot of beautiful pieces and his talent is clear to almost everyone with eyes.  Still, I thought that he relied too much on his innate ability to mix prints, rather than on his gift for design.  I would have liked to have seen a few … Read entire article »

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Interview with Andy South of Project Runway

Interview with Andy South of Project Runway

When I heard the spoilers that the winner of this season of Project Runway would be “unexpected”, and I took a peak at the final collections, I thought the winner would be Andy South, not Gretchen Jones. Andy had an uneven season during the challenges but he had some interesting ideas and a really good eye.  Although he was known, in his successful moments, for an edgy, urban, warrior-woman style, he changed course and produced an … Read entire article »

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Interview with Project Runway Winner: Gretchen Jones

Interview with Project Runway Winner: Gretchen Jones

Along with what seems like most of the online fans of Project Runway, I am a bit in shock about the judges’ decision in last Thursday’s finale episode. If you missed it, full episodes are available at MyLifetime.com. Lifetime gave me a chance to interview Gretchen Jones, as well as Andy and Mondo (to follow in a separate post). What I really would love to do is interview the judges and ask them, “What were you thinking?” Although … Read entire article »

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Interview with Michael Costello from Project Runway

Interview with Michael Costello from Project Runway

Lifetime gave me the opportunity to interview Michael Costello, who was the final Project Runway contestant to be eliminated before the finale at Fashion Week. I’m excited to tune in for the Finale, Part II, Thursday, October 28 at 9pm ET/PT. His elimination is now the subject of great internet debate–why did he have to compete for a spot when he “won” the previous challenge? why was he eliminated over Gretchen, whose collection seemed to be … Read entire article »

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Dance On! with the Big Apple Circus

Dance On! with the Big Apple Circus

When I was a little girl, my grandparents took me to the Big Apple Circus and I was amazed at how close I was to the performers. In this intimate Big Top, no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! Talented performers are the heart of this show. Dance On! will feature “an awesome troupe of unicyclists and lasso twirlers from China! A mind–bending group of Mongolian contortionists! A kinetic collection of Kenyan athletes … Read entire article »

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Oompa Coupon Code

You’ll find an organized, well-stocked selection of European-made, wooden, organic, and natural toys, gear, and furniture at Ooompa. Use Oompa Toys Coupon Code to save 10% off all orders $100 or more from now until 10.17.2010. Use FALL10 at checkout. … Read entire article »

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Christopher Collins of Project Runway

Christopher Collins of Project Runway

Lifetime gave me the opportunity to chat with Christopher Collins, the most recently auf’d Project Runway contestant. How ironic that Christopher Collins, perhaps one of the sweetest, most down-to-earth, mellow, well-adjusted reality show contestant in the whole sordid history of the genre got the auf on what is perhaps the most over-the-top nasty Project Runway episode ever.  And how sad that it followed the beautiful episode where Mondo shared how he continues to embrace life and … Read entire article »

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Yo Gabba Gabba!

Yo Gabba Gabba!

To say my kids like “Yo Gabba Gabba” is an understatement. They LOVE Yo Gabba Gabba, and admittedly so do I. How could I not? The show’s catchy tunes had my daughter singing “Peas & Dat Chu” (please and thank you) at one! Now, my daughter is 2 and she still never forgets to say please and thank you- ever. Of course, I usually steal total credit… but honestly, it was Yo Gabba Gabba … Read entire article »

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Up, Up, and Away!

Up, Up, and Away!

Zooming off to the most untouched parts of the earth in a romantically zebra-striped, fixed-wing prop plane sounds like my wildest vacation dreams. Now, it is part of my children’s daily play with the brand new Schleich Airplane. Schleich’s line of realistically designed toys have a treasured place in my children’s play. My eldest has been collecting their animal figurines for almost two years. We appreciate the naturalistic detail that allows us to turn … Read entire article »

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Who is Fuddle?

Who is Fuddle?

At two years old, part of my son’s daily routine is to read to him. You can imagine how thrilled he was to get a new book that included a stuffed animal. When I first handed over the stuffed animal I was a little bit apprehensive as to what his reaction would be. Fuddle resembles nothing in particular and yet has a cuteness about him that I can’t quite define. My son absolutely loves this stuffed … Read entire article »

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