Bring us up to speed!
I became a bag designer because I'm lazy. I don't have to make any sizes, and it.s easy for customers to buy online at casanovanyc.com. I.ve also had a television show in Miami on Telemundo, and have been traveling a lot making personal appearances, and have visited Hawaii, Miami, Denver, Puerto Rico and Boston several times.
What garment from your season of "Runway" do fans compliment you on the most?
The lace blouse from the team challenge.
What do you think you are best remembered for from your season?
For saying "Exaaactly" a lot, and for crying when I was talking to my aunt on the phone.
Who has been your favorite client to design for?
Francesca Revilla. She's an HGTV interior designer.
What celebrities would you love to dress?
Carolyn Murphy. But just a top.
What are your strengths as a designer at this point in your career?
My strength is I.m a good tailor, in record time. My weakness is making clothes from unconventional material, and costume design.
How has your design aesthetic changed since your time on the show, if at all?
The show helped me to define my design aesthetic as risqué. While I was living in Puerto Rico I didn't know what my aesthetic was, but having lived in New York, it helped to define what kind of designer I am.
What are your favorite pieces/staple items in your closet?
My card holder/accessory belt. I love it because you can carry everything you need in New York: a MetroCard and a credit card.
Which fashion rule do you think is begging to be broken?
None, because there are no rules in fashion. Fashion is about perspective.
How do you choose what to pack for "All Stars"?
I made sure this time not to pack any Dolce & Gabbana in my luggage.
What "Project Runway" challenges do you think are the best and worst of all time?
The best challenges are the challenges that you have to do in record time. The worst challenges of all time are the unconventional challenges. As a fashion designer, I am not trained to make clothing out of bizarre materials.
What goes through your head when you see yourself on television?
I have been on TV before, but never an English-speaking show. I feel very nervous watching myself, because I dont feel comfortable with my English not being perfect.
What is the one thing fans still would be surprised to find out about you?
I work with Ivy as her design assistant. And sometimes, we cook and clean for each other.
What makes you "All Star" material?
I make good clothes, and good TV.