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Age 35, Los Angeles, CA - Out Episode 6
QWhat have you been up to since your time on Project Runway? A 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.
QWhat garment from your season of .Runway. do fans compliment you on the most to this day? A I believe it is my basket-woven evening gown from my finale at Bryant Park.
QWhat do you think you are best remembered for from your season? A Draping and my attention to detail.
QFavorite client? A Queen Rania of Jordan.
QWhat celebrities would you love to dress? A Angelina Jolie.
QWhat are your strengths as a designer at this point in your career? Any weaknesses you're still working on? A My understanding of a woman's body. My attention to detail and unique aesthetic as a designer.
QHow has your design aesthetic changed since your time on the show, if at all? A 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.
QWhat are your favorite pieces and staple items in your closet? A A vintage sweater, J. Lindeberg slacks, and dress shirts I have designed that I also wear.
QWhich fashion rule do you think is begging to be broken? A Minidresses that barely cover private parts.
QHow do you choose what to pack for .All Stars.? A I packed as many things as I could fit (the more options, the better).
QAfter being on the show, what .Project Runway. challenges do you think are the best and worst of all time? A Best: 99-cent-store challenge. Worst: none.
QWho is your favorite fellow Project Runway designer from any season, including yours, and why? A Anthony Williams. When I'm around him, I am laughing nonstop.
QWhat goes through your head when you see yourself on television? A I tend to be critical of myself on camera, It's not easy watching yourself ... somewhat of a surreal experience.
QWhat is the one thing fans would be surprised to find out about you? A That I am very silly in my own environment and can be playful and less serious, and that I love to cook.
QWhat makes you All-Star material? A My endless passion for design, and my willingness to sacrifice in order to keep my dream alive and evolving.