Bring us up to speed!
I have opened my designer showroom in Middleburg, Virginia, to showcase my clothing. I run a confection company making artisan cookies called Skylar Hill Confections. I am head chef of a soup company I created called Houndstooth Soup Company. I have started a new jewelry line.
What garment from your season of "Runway" do fans compliment you on the most?
My leather corset from my final collection shown at Bryant Park.
What do you think you are best remembered for from your season?
Who has been your favorite client to design for?
What celebrities would you love to dress?
Gina Torres, January Jones, Kate Middleton.
What are your strengths as a designer at this point in your career?
My strength: I have a very clear idea of who I am and how I can serve my clients. My weakness: I prefer to work in seclusion.
How has your design aesthetic changed since your time on the show, if at all?
My aesthetic has always been classically driven, so I suppose my clients appreciate the fact that I bring my deep understanding of proportion and fit to every project.
What are your favorite pieces/staple items in your closet?
My scarves, my shoe collection. They accent whatever new pieces I create.
Which fashion rule do you think is begging to be broken?
That trendy is equal to quality.
How do you choose what to pack for "All Stars"?
COMFORT, COMFORT, COMFORT.
What "Project Runway" challenges do you think are the best and worst of all time?
The best challenges are the ones that allow the individual to express their aesthetic in a meaningful way. The worst challenges are the ones that use absurd materials in the service of creating an irrelevant object.
Who is your favorite fellow "Project Runway" designer from any season?
SUEDE. I am in love with him.
What is the one thing fans still would be surprised to find out about you?
I am nice.
What makes you "All Star" material?
I'm Wendy Pepper.