Tie Brothers: Tim Gunn and Nick Verreos--Season 12 Project Runway Los Angeles Castings
This past Monday, I had the honor of being invited/asked to co-judge the L.A. Castings of Lifetime Network's Season 12 Project Runway! Yes kids, TWELVE seasons...and I was on Season TWO! I feel as if that was a CENTURY ago! Nevertheless, I was honored. I've actually judged the Castings for the past TEN seasons (!) so as they say, this was not my "first time at the Rodeo!".
Welcome Nick--Yeayyy, I finally got my name on a parking space! (I know, it was hand written and would be erased in a few hours....but it's the small things that make me happy!)
For this L.A. Casting, I was joined by Marie Claire's Fashion Editor-at-Large and Los Angeles Ambassador to the British Fashion Council, the very chic Alison Edmond, as well as Project Runway's Mentor Extraordinaire, Mr. Tim Gunn:
Ready to Judge: (left to right), Marie Claire's Alison Edmond, Tim Gunn and Nick Verreos--Project Runway Season 12 LA Castings
First off, this was my first time meeting Alison Edmond and she was so WONDERFUL: I had decided to wear my TopMan shawl-collared purple suit and I LOVED that she had a shawl-collared jacket on as well! Oh, and yes, she was also very sweet! Now, onto Tim: it's been a while since Tim has been part of the casting process so it was a nice treat to see him again and well, be sitting next to him as I kicked him under the table! It was also nice to see all the Full Picture, Weinstein, Lifetime and Bunin-Murray "peeps" during the castings: Love 'em all!
My "Project Runway Season 12" Casting Book--this book includes secrets that I cannot divulge...
Project Smiles: (left to right) Tim Gunn, Jane Cha Cutler: Executive Producer and Executive Vice President of Full Picture, Nick Verreos--Project Runway Season 12 L.A. Castings
The In-N-Out Lunch Break:
So...for lunch--in between castings sessions--we got a SURPRISE: We could have a salad or sandwiches from a local place or...In-N-Out! Naturally, I chose In-N-Out because I have it like once a year and sometimes (once a year) I like to feel as if I am a 18 year old who can afford to eat In-N-Out (calorie-wise!)...
YUMMM!! Tim Gunn about to eat his very first In-N-Out Animal Style Double Double---In case you're wondering, Tim LOVED his In-N-Out Burger! He said (and I quote) "Did someone just make this one minute ago??" He ate it in 2 minutes flat! (maybe less!).
In-N-Out was delicious and oh, yes, we saw a lot of talented designers at the L.A. Castings and look out for a GREAT Season 12 of Project Runway! I have a feeling that some of the season's designers/contestants will come from these L.A. Castings...