What have you been up to since your time on "Project Runway"?
I appeared as a guest on the Home Shopping Network several times, where I sold out on-air exclusive designs for a show called Curations. I have been commissioned by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan to design exclusive designs for her public appearances. I have dressed celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Keri Hilson and Rihanna. I am currently working on my collection, including special orders and bridal gowns. I am working with a globally known mall chain brand on a bridal, bridesmaids and cocktail collection sold at very competitive prices and launching in February -- stay tuned! I just launched a collectible line of greeting cards for the stationery company Papyrus and am working on new design ideas for their new brand Niquea. I am also filming a pilot for a new reality show concept.
What garment from your season of "Runway" do fans compliment you on the most to this day?
I believe it is my basket-woven evening gown from my finale at Bryant Park.
What do you think you are best remembered for from your season?
Draping and my attention to detail.
Queen Rania of Jordan.
What celebrities would you love to dress?
What are your strengths as a designer at this point in your career? Any weaknesses you're still working on?
My understanding of a woman's body. My attention to detail and unique aesthetic as a designer.
How has your design aesthetic changed since your time on the show, if at all?
I have grown as a designer where I have shown a range of design techniques and skills from draping, construction and corsetry to bridal and evening wear. I have also evolved into a brand, developing my work into lifestyle products beyond clothing.
What are your favorite pieces and staple items in your closet?
A vintage sweater, J. Lindeberg slacks, and dress shirts I have designed that I also wear.
Which fashion rule do you think is begging to be broken?
Minidresses that barely cover private parts.
How do you choose what to pack for "All Stars"?
I packed as many things as I could fit (the more options, the better).
After being on the show, what "Project Runway" challenges do you think are the best and worst of all time?
Best: 99-cent-store challenge. Worst: none.
Who is your favorite fellow "Project Runway" designer from any season, including yours, and why?
Anthony Williams. When I'm around him, I am laughing nonstop.
What goes through your head when you see yourself on television?
I tend to be critical of myself on camera, It's not easy watching yourself ... somewhat of a surreal experience.
What is the one thing fans would be surprised to find out about you?
That I am very silly in my own environment and can be playful and less serious, and that I love to cook.
What makes you All-Star material?
My endless passion for design, and my willingness to sacrifice in order to keep my dream alive and evolving.