Saturday, March 28, 2015

Strangefruit Spreads the Love

Last week's episode of "Project Runway" had us first waiting with bated breath then sighing in disappointment as Germantown native Kristin Haskins-Simms was eliminated from Season 8. But Haskins-Simms isn't letting it get her down.

Strangefruit Spreads the Love

Project Runway contestant Kristin Haskins-Simms and home decor guru Matthew Izzo. (Photo by phillywedding@yahoo.com)
Project Runway contestant Kristin Haskins-Simms and home decor guru Matthew Izzo. (Photo by phillywedding@yahoo.com)


Last week’s episode of “Project Runway” had us first waiting with bated breath then sighing in disappointment as Germantown native Kristin Haskins-Simms was eliminated from Season 8. But Haskins-Simms isn’t letting it get her down: the Penn grad has big plans to continue designing and marketing her fashion line, Strangefruit, including a planned debut at Philly Fashion Week and a revamp of her website, bestrangefruit.com (check out her gorgeously drape-y skirts, tops and dresses!).

In addition to her beautiful clothes, you gotta love Kristin’s honesty—she says she was more surprised to have been selected to do the show at all than she was to have been eliminated, and calls the stress level during the competition “unbearable,” even copping to getting medical help in an interview posted on Philly.com: <http://www.philly.com/dailynews/columnists/dan_gross/20100824_Dan_Gross__Haskins-Sims_votes_for_South.html>. Still, Kristin ultimately says competing on “Runway” was a “blessing,” and admits she has her own favorite to win this season: freelance designer Andy South.

Check out Kristin’s designs at bestrangefruit.com, and at Philadelphia Fashion Week on Friday, October 8th!

--SnapGlow Team CK

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She’s walked the catwalk in Paris, Los Angeles and New York and appeared in fashion magazines, in her 20s, with Elite Model Management and again, (“miraculously”, she says) in her 40s, with Wilhelmina Models. Now, she's excited to be the Host and Executive Producer of SnapGlow.TV on Philly.com, the only place dedicated to celebrating the glamour of real Philadelphia women. Reach Cynthia at cgouw@philly.com.

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