brands: Helen Castillo New York (Project Runway Winner Season 12) (KIA Style 360)

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before!!! @jennifermacdougall working her magic right now on my much needed spring transformation I don’t wear a ton of makeup, so my hairstyle and color is what I think...

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This goddess, muse, gorgeous creature! @therachelmelvin can not get over how incredible these shots turned out! I made this piece especially for her❤️

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@projectrunway was a fun game to play for a third round, and I’ll never forget the experience. I learned a lot of how television shows are written and developed and that helped me...

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And you’re telling me the judging wasn’t biased?! I’m super grateful to have been part of Project Runway, honestly I really am so stoked to have this experience be part of my...

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Last night’s @carrieunderwood inspired #sequin #couture actual #fashiondesign look for the #hardeockcafe challenge. I’m stoked on this look and no bias judging can tell me otherwise....

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Because you know, country singers don’t wear sequins. That’s a lie, because country singers are notorious for wearing sequins. Step aside haters, yeah that goes to...

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Last week’s @projectrunway challenge was to highlight our signature techniques. Naturally I went with corsetry, fit, and seamlines. It was an awesome challenge working with fabrics...

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The least pretentious and arrogant male competitor this season, extremely humble and down to earth. @itsjoshuamckinley thanks for being kind and compassionate this season, meant a lot...

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On tonight episode of @projectrunway #AllStars we visit a house I once called home! The @zacposen challenge! Before being cast for season 6 of all stars I had a design position at the...

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Another amazing shot of this goddess from #NYFW muse: @yocarolinegrace slaying as per usual and shot by @melindadimauro

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Not gonna say it, but gonna say it, robbed part II. #projectrunwayallstars Extremely proud of how my aesthetic has evolved so much from season 12. Too bad they didn’t...

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#BTS #repost from our lead hairstylist @linhhair who was the brains behind every hair look this season, if it wasn’t for the empowering friendships of the stylists on set we wouldn’t...

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My incredible hair team from #NYFW is having their NYC launch tomorrow evening at 155 Lafayette Street/Perfumarie starting at 5pm head over to their page to rsvp @YANTRABEAUTY ...

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#tb from our hair and makeup test thanks to the extremely talented MUA @aerieldandrea and hair by @delucaloco via @yantrabeauty Muse: @yocarolinegrace #NYFW #AW18 #designerhelen

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What color would you assign me to design a look for the @isaacmizrahiny challenge on #projectrunwayallstars Hint: His choice was ‘moody,’ I wonder why!

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This week on @projectrunway the ever charming (although his dark side comes out when judging!) @isaacmizrahiny assigns us each a color based on our personalities! Easily one of the...

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#NYFW was a hit and I had so many amazing creative people come to support. Thank you @ate__o__fim via @daniela_s_gutmann for the incredible handbags! Special guest appearance by ...

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When you decide to hand drape and sew cowls on cowls on cowls. Muse: @yocarolinegrace MUA: @aerieldandrea hair: @delucaloco @yantrabeauty #NYFW

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#AvantGarde challenge FTW! Wasn’t in the top this week but I sure as hell feel like it after fulfilling this look. We had to choose an intergalactic phenomenon, and the concept of...

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Hey @Projectrunway you guys had two years to edit this episode.. this was my SEASON 12 #avantgarde look.. not what was shown tonight. So maaaad at you guys right now. #projectrunway...

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This dreamy girl. @thebabybabushka in Satin bustier with vintage fox fur stoles. For pull requests: contact@designerhelen.com #nyfw . . . : @melindadimauro MUA: @aerieldandrea @smashboxcosmetics...

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And now we’re back.. from outer space! and this week we’ve got the #avantgardechallenge on our hands and I’m feeling great about my look. #projectrunway #projectrunwayallstars...

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The goddess herself. @texastexas in silk satin, with eyeshadow to match by @aerieldandrea #nyfw : @melindadimauro

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Dream girls shot by @melindadimauro literally a dream come true working with these girls to fulfill my concept for this collection. @aerieldandrea lead MUA a magician with the brush...

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As per usual a flawless job by my incredible team mates for #NYFW @melindadimauro the absolute boss photographer, @aerieldandrea lead MUA (this year many thanks to @smashboxcosmetics!!!)...

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That’s a wrap #nyfw thank you @lancastercupcake for yet again hitting it out of the park with my incredibly tasty and badass mini cupcakes for my event! #lancastercupcakes

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Any #projectrunway fan knows that the #avantgardechallenge and I have a bad history! Not so much on my last season of All Stars but let’s see what I can whip up this week. #nopressure

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In lieu of it being NYFW, here’s last weeks #projectrunwayallstars #bettyboop inspired look. We were asked to create a look for the modern day Betty-Boop so I went with a nautical/fashion-forward...

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Happy to announce my two special guests from my hashtag contest for #NYFW cant wait to meet you both this Friday night @deannamariekennedy and @waldorfolsen

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Repost this invite and hashtag #designerhelen I’m going to choose TWO followers at random tomorrow evening and you’ll be my guests of honor at #NYFW next Friday for my show!

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When you think clearly and focused while designing a garment, there’s no time to waste on distractions especially in the workroom. They don’t call me ‘the battle of the seamstresses’...

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This Thursday we’re thrown for a loop (pun intended) and visited by a classic American icon. Also happens to be my grandma’s absolute favorite cartoon character! #boopoopadoop #projectrunway...

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These are my high school fashion students. We started a band. It’s mostly beatboxing and fashion tools used as instruments, but dang, these kids rule. #fashionteacher #makingtheband...

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#RodialBeauty challenge inspired by #24KaratGold product to create a super hero. I feel really good about this look. Not too shabby for a one day challenge. #projectrunway #projectrunwayallstars...

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My superhero warrior goddess from this week’s past @projectrunway all stars #rodial challenge. Turns her foes to gold, if only I had that power the workroom would be so shiny! ...

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Focusing on integrity and poise this week, step aside pettiness! I’ll let my work do the talking #projectrunway #projectrunwayallstars #byefelicia lets make this season...

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This bomber is getting tons of love in my webstore! Sent out orders this weekend. Reversible satin bomber with 8” fringe you can find at www.designerhelen.com/shop

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My favorite design so far this season! (Emphasis on design) ⚪️ #Mondrian inspired look made of about 50 #beachballs sewn as a textile. Glue gun wasn’t cutting it.. because...

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Here’s my ‘basic’ look from last night. I’m very disappointed in the way this episode was edited, I shared my materials with everyone in the work room and my words were taken...

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Unconventional material challenge from last night’s #projectrunwayallstars made entirely of plastic beach balls to create a textile, alongside plenty of other fake materials. Being...

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Hey ladies, starting the search for models (sample size 0-2) send comp card to contact@designerhelen.com for my #NYFW presentation on 2/16 . . . . #modelcasting #projectrunway #fashionweek...

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On this week’s episode of the heavily edited #ProjectRunwayAllStars grab your ear-muffs cause there’s gonna be a lot of bleeping from some bleeping designers in the workroom!