Mondo All Star Thursdays at Beauty Bar Denver 01/19/12

Mondo’s All Star Thursdays are off and running with the latest viewing of Episode 3 held last Thursday, January 19.

Here is a re-cap for those of you who were unable to join the party!

Although Mondo was not in attendance, (he was in New York City at the Paley Center for Media to participate in a Project Runway All Stars discussion panel) there was still a great crowd and Fallene Wells graciously stepped in as the celebrity host for the event.

The challenge for Episode 3 was for the designers to design a dress for the Muppet – Miss Piggy, which she would wear to promote her new Muppet movie, “The Muppets”. Although there is clearly a mix of reviews on the enticement of this challenge, it was still entertaining and according to Mondo’s opening video for the show – one of his favorites of the season.


During the commercial breaks, Fallene Wells shared with the crowd the details for her current Kickstarter project, Modern Nouveau, which is aimed to raise money to bring her collection to stores in addition to supporting the Denver fashion community, i.e., the entire collection will be produced locally utilizing area designers, seamstresses and pattern makers. Additionally, during the commercial breaks, she also treated the crowd to a peek at a few of the creations, which would be produced in her collection. Fallene also had a raffle (with proceeds going to her Kickstarter project) and gave away a haircut or color to one lucky winner.

In the spirit of the week’s challenge there was also a Little Piggy contest where audience members donned piggy accessories (ears, nose, tail, etc.) and had to undress and re-dress their partner faster than the other team.  There was also plenty of junk food to “pig out” during the show!


Mondo’s Miss Piggy Dress

Although Mondo’s dress was clearly one of the best suited for Miss Piggy, he was neither in the top nor bottom three of the challenge. The winner of the challenge was the talented, Michael Costello and Gordana Gehlhausen was sent home with a message from Miss Piggy, “You’ll always be an all star – remember that!”

Gordana Gehlhausen Goes Home

Gordana Gehlhausen Goes Home

The party ended with a closing video by Mondo where he announced that the special guest at next week’s viewing party will be the crowd favorite and Episode 3 winner, Michael Costello!


Michael Costello Wins!

Make sure and mark your calendars to join Mondo and Michael next week for Episode 4 . . . it will be an evening of fashion and fun at Beauty Bar Denver. There will be Mondo merchandise for sale as well as treats from the sponsor Pop Chips and then of course, like-minded fashion fans and $10 martinis and manicures!

The Beauty Bar is located at 608 East 13th Avenue Denver, CO 80203 and the doors open at 6:00 pm.