October 11, 2015 - 12:31am
Model Stacy Fernandez shares her journey of getting ready for the Rip the Runway fashion show on Friday.

“This is nothing like last year. It’s not hectic, there’s no yelling, it’s weirdly calm,” said one of the girls doing hair and makeup.

“Calm?” I think. Nothing about this is calm, at least not for me.

Backstage isn’t what I expected. It’s not actually behind the stage, rather there is a set of stairs that leads to a room directly underneath the stage. This is where the real show is.

October 12, 2013 - 11:06am
Art history junior Stephanie Breed was chosen as a 'super fan,' and received a makeover from a 'Project Runway' designer for an episode that aired in mid-September.

“My super fan was... super,” said Alexandria Von Bromssen, a season 12 designer on the hit Lifetime show, Project Runway. “She was Stephanie, she was 20, and she’s been watching the show since she was 13 years old.”

December 1, 2009 - 9:23pm
This self-taught makeup maven plays with bright colors, hoping for a bright future.

She wears her pale skin bare on this rainy afternoon after class. Cotton-candy pink streaks run through her white-blonde hair.  Earrings dangle from the gages that form sizable holes in each of her ears: one a machine-gun, the other, a revolver. Her four facial piercings add enough sparkle to evoke her alter ego: Miss Marie Massacre, a sort of gothic pin-up girl who covers herself in her creativeness.