We are back from our trip to New York! It was a whirlwind and so much fun, huge thanks to HP for such a fabulous time.
Here is the design by graypants that you helped us shape, thank you! graypants used neon to light up bottles, the result was fascinating:
The project incorporates a lot of what graypants is about, reusing materials and looking at things in a new way. I only wish we could have gotten pictures in a dark room because the flow of the glowing neon was fun to observe, but the unveiling party was held on the rooftop of the Mondrian hotel and we were surrounded on three sides by floor to ceiling windows. I know, tiny violins, I hear you.
Here are all the teams and their final designs. I had so much fun spending time with you all!
And here are Seth and Jon from graypants and I. I’m the short one.
And here is a video that HP put together interviewing the bloggers and designers on the collaborations:
(Thanks to Jamie at Design Milk for hosting the video on her YouTube page!)
Earlier in the week we got to attend the HP Project Runway 10th Anniversary party, where we found they were actually filming for the finale episode. Yikes! All these lovely people were at the party, as were a whole lot of past designers. It was thrilling.
We also got to meet up with Anya again (we got to see her at Alt Summit in January too).
We got a group shot on the red carpet, which was inside Lord & Taylor itself.
When we entered the party there was a dress form we all got to sign. I was waiting to get a picture of Seth signing the form and suddenly found myself this close to Tim Gunn!
At the end of the trip we got to attend the runway show taping and I had a good view of the judges. It was fun to watch them whisper to each other. (All the way to the left there is Debra Messing!)
Heidi and Tim closing out the show.
I have put more pictures from the trip over on Flickr so have a peek (I’ll get descriptions up as soon as I can).
Huge thanks to HP for this whole experience, every second of it was fantastic!