What do Westword MasterMinds do once they've been so designated? Sometimes, maybe even often, they find ways to spread it around and pay it forward, by offering opportunities to young artists and designers just coming up. And that's exactly what the three dedicated MasterMinds who comprise Powerhaü ... More >>
As the first cousin of Project Runway celebrity Mondo Guerra, I can attest to the fact that Halloween in our extended family was always a treat. Since Halloween is one of Mondo's favorite holidays, he'd decorate his parents' house with cobwebs, tombstones and stuffed straw men, and on the big day wo ... More >>
Project Runway: All Stars winner Mondo Guerra has a new collaboration in the works, and it's slightly more utilitarian than the bold, fearless couture we came to expect from him on the show: a collection of funky and functional eyeglass frames for SEE Eyewear, a brand Mondo himself has been wearing ... More >>
On Friday, the Denver Art Museum played host to Forever Darling 5 fashion show, in conjunction with its monthly Untitled series and the Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibition. This edition of Forever Darling featured eight designers from Project Runway: Michael Costello, Becky Ross, Daniel ... More >>
Mondo Guerra was the undeniable star his first round on Project Runway. Even though he didn't win the competition, he won hearts with his admission that he's HIV positive. And last Thursday night, he got his sweet revenge by winning Project Runway All Stars , which came with a hefty load of prizes ... More >>
Mondo Guerra won it all last night, when he was named the winner of Project Runway All Stars. But this Denver designer has always shown that he was a cut above -- generous to other designers and supportive of causes close to his heart, including Colorado AIDS Project, the beneficiary of last night's ... More >>
It must have been tough for Denver designer Mondo Guerra to keep a secret for so long, but on Thursday night, the reality-show contestant could finally let it out: He was the winner of Project Runway All Stars. In a watch party held at the Exdo Event Center, Guerra had gathered with a few hundred o ... More >>
Will Mondo get robbed again, or will he finally triumph? That's still the big question on the minds of loyal fashionistas across the very universe. But either way, we already know that Mondo Guerra has a bright future ahead of him.
Denver designer Mondo Guerra is about to emerge from the Project Runway vortex after a two-year stay, and he'll be the latest personality to try and prove that there are second acts in the lives of American reality-TV stars. Since Season 8 of the Lifetime reality show began filming in June 2010, an ... More >>
Last night was the first installment of the two-part finale of Project Runway All Stars, and it posted one of the toughest challenges in Project Runway history. The remaining three designers were challenged to create "mini collections" of five pieces in only four days -- the shortest turnaround for ... More >>
Last night's episode of Project Runway All Stars was brought to you by a deadhead near you. Or it might as well have been. The challenge asked the designers to create a look that would pop under a black light and impress guest judge Pharrell Williams.
Mondo Guerra, Denver designer!The Yves Saint Laurent show will soon fill the Denver Art Museum, and Mondo Guerra seems to be running away with Project Runway All Stars (anyone else think it's suspicious that he's cancelling Denver engagements because he needs to be in New York in mid-April?). ... More >>
Denver's most fashionable and charitable denizens turned out last night to attend a special Project Runway All Stars viewing party at Beauty Bar hosted by contestant and Denver designer Mondo Guerra. While Guerra hosts a viewing party at the venue every week, last night's event featured silent and l ... More >>
Last year's Goodwill-sponsored Good Exchange for Change Fashion Show and Clothing Swap, which came right on the heels of Mondo Guerra's stunning near-win on Project Runway, featured the local fashion superstar while banking on a trend-to-be: the clothing swap.
After the first episode of Project Runway All Stars, my head was reeling from all the changes that Lifetime had made to the basic Project Runway model (as well as from all the fun everyone was having at the viewing party with Mondo Guerra at Beauty Bar, the first in an ongoing series).
Tricia Hoke, working without a net...and almost without a machine.While H&M fans waited for the first Colorado store of the Swedish chain to open at the Denver Pavilions on November 10, some of Denver's best designers showed off their skills in a Cut 'n' Sew competition emceed by Project Runw ... More >>
Fallene Wells, decked out in H&M, hosted the event.Denver fashion fixture and Project Runway Season 9 contestant Fallene Wells showed off her Tim Gunn skills at yesterday's Cut 'n' Sew event. Amidst the H&M hoopla at Denver Pavilions beginning at 10 a.m., local designers Melissa May, Tricia H ... More >>
Video below.I made a marathon drive back to Colorado yesterday, arriving on the eve of this state's birthday -- just in time to watch a Coloradan make a splash on America's Got Talent, where the self-proclaimed Professor Splash executed a record-breaking belly flop into twelve inches of water ... More >>
Though the initial Project Runway pool of twenty contestants is not exactly exclusive to better-known capitols of design, it's certain that Denver made a huge impact on the show last year in the form of Mondo Guerra, who came in second place in the running and first place in everybody's heart ... More >>
Keep it sassy, Fallene.That bitch Gretchen may have officially taken home the prize for last season of Project Runway, but everyone knows our boy Mondo Guerra got robbed: He had the most style (none of the other designers could touch him in terms of sheer inventiveness) and the best drama (co ... More >>
When this weekend's Denver Style Expo debuts tonight at the Denver Merchandise Mart, there will contests of every kind, from the prestigious Denver Style Awards, which acknowledge the city's top local designers, to a special people's choice award for the best-dressed audience members. But fo ... More >>
This blue-haired goddess is also a holy grail.Whatever else happened in the Denver arts world this year, one thing is certain: Fashion blew up like a balloon with a terrorist in it. At the forefront of that boom, of course, was Mondo Guerra, who took second place in this year's season of Proj ... More >>
Last night, Project Runway contestant and Denver's current fashion star Mondo Guerra was at the Infinity Park Event Center for a clothing recycling bonanza known as the Good Exchange Fashion Show and Clothing Swap in Glendale. There was a fashion show featuring Goodwill clothing -- repurpos ... More >>
Denver, how we love you.The morning after election day, the author R.L. Stine tweeted, "I'm so glad I live in New York City and not in the United States." It's a sentiment we appreciate except for one thing: We'd much rather live in Denver than either New York City or the United States. Duri ... More >>
Mondo Guerra's "Live and Love" tree tee. At the Denver Public Library's November Frock Out designer showcase, guest judge (and beloved local Project Runway runnerup) Mondo Guerra let a few cats out of the bag: He's staying in Denver because "it's our time;" after coming out as HIV-positive on ... More >>
Oh, that Chris Loffelmacher. He promised a spectacle and, by god, he delivered. Last night's Frock Out 2010 fashion showdown at the Denver Central Library rocked it hard, baby, interspersing a drop-dead battalion of strutting models with sideshow curiosities both real and imagined on the runw ... More >>
Carmelo.Three Denver blog posts for ya. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein would like to be confident that Carmelo Anthony will accept the Nugs' max offer. But he can't shake the feeling Denver might be "LeBron'd." BigMedia.org's Jason Salzman wonders when the Hasan family will get its $300,00 ... More >>
A masked Stephen Colbert.One more quick hit about Jared Polis' beer-bonging appearance on The Colbert Report. On his Twitter feed earlier this week, host Stephen Colbert tweeted the following: "Can't believe Jared Polis called me gay. Ridiculous. In other news, totally fired up for Project Ru ... More >>
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