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Age 28, Marina Del Rey, CA - Out Episode 1
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? A When I was young I would have my mom edit and create dresses and outfit.
QFirst garment you ever made? A First outfit I made was in high school. It was a '70s disco costume.
QWhat's your design training/schooling? A Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing, Los Angeles.
QHave you won any awards? A I won a partial scholarship to attend FIDM.
QStrengths as a designer? A My strength is knitwear. I can make various looks from lounge, dressy, day, to evening in knits. I am strong in sketching, pattern-making, and concept.
QWeaknesses as a designer? A I hardly ever sew wovens. I don't sew by hand, and I rarely use zippers.
QWhat have been your influences? A In the past it was my mother's style. She has great style and made most of her own outfits. My own daily life, which includes my friends and family. We are all very busy, on-the-go women. I like to create styles that are fashionable, modern, statement pieces that are easy to wear.
QWhat's playing on your iPod while you design? A Right now Calvin Harris, Tiesto's new album, or Foster the People.
QFavorite material/fabric to work with? A Crocheted knits and printed jersey.
QItem you're most proud to have designed? A The Angel V top. Super easy to wear my modern shape. It's been one of my best sellers and it never seems to disappoint.
QFavorite designer(s)? A Missoni, Chanel, L'Wren Scott, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owens.
QSketch or drape? A Sketch.
QPatterns or solids? A Patterns.
QFavorite colors? A Naturals, taupe, rust, tones of brown, yellow, gray, black.
QBiggest fear as a designer? A To not execute my vision.
QFashion must? A Scarf.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? A UGGs.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? A UGGs.
QFavorite style icon? A Kate Moss, Chloe Sevigny.
QHow would you dress Michelle Obama? A Printed two-tone maxi dress and a yellow cardigan.
QFavorite super model muse? A Kate Moss.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it. A Doble.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be. A Painter/artist or physiologist.
QAny cultures/places you wish you could design for? A Japan. I love how they will fully embrace style.
QDream place to set up your design business? A Los Angeles, Venice or Malibu.
QList of websites featuring your work? A ggcollective.com, Facebook, skirtsclothing.com, studiohchicag.com/gg-collective
QHow were you described as a kid? A Sometimes shy but talkative.
QHow are you described now? A Outgoing, like to talk and spend time with friends and family, creative, will dress you if needed, loves to dance.
QWhy are you easy or difficult to live with? A I'm easy to live with because I'm easygoing and I love to consider others. I can not be because I'm slow to get ready and I am forgetful.
QFavorite hangout? A Beach, beach town area.
QHobbies? A Dinner with friends, biking, going to the beach, dancing, hiking, traveling, yoga.
QFavorite films/TV shows? A "Project Runway," "30 Rock," "Parks and Rec," "Modern Family," "Game of Thrones," "Antiques Roadshow."
QFavorite books/authors? A "Wicked," "Interview with the Vampire."
QFavorite websites? A Refinery 29, Vogue, style.com, whowhatwear.com
QiPhone, Android, or Blackberry? A Android.
QFast food or gourmet? A Gourmet.
QCooking or takeout? A Cooking breakfast, takeout.
QFavorite food(s)? A Sushi, Mediterranean, pho, Mexican, burgers.
QBeer or wine? A Wine.
QGuiltiest pleasure? A Chocolate.
QBiggest pet peeve? A Eating with your mouth open.
QHow'd you end up auditioning for PR? A I got an email from Apparel News.
QFavorite PR designer? A Armando.
QChallenge you hope they don't bring back? A Waking you up and making clothes from your PJs.
QWhat's your take on team challenges? A Love to collaborate. Hate because you are asked if your partner should stay or if you should.
QWhat do you look for in a model? A I like them to be balanced from the top and bottom. Thin legs, interesting/different face and features.
QDo you think you can win PR? A Yes! Fashion is my life's inspiration. I love how the right clothes can actually create a positive emotional change. When you're loving your digs, you love life a little more. When you're loving them because I made them for you, I'm loving life with you! Besides having the emotional connection to fashion, i have the talent and fresh approach for the marketplace.