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Age 29, Brooklyn, NY - Out Episode 14
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? A Before I went to school, when I started customizing my own clothing because I couldn't find exactly what I wanted to wear.
QFirst garment you ever made? A I remember a skirt made out of 15 neckties. First school project.
QWhat's your design training/schooling? A Fashion Design School.
QHave you won any awards? A Not awards, but I had an editorial published on me and my designs.
QStrengths as a designer? A Unique sense of style. Progressive construction.
QWeaknesses as a designer? A Tendency to overlook finishing touches.
QWhat have been your influences? A Music is always a theme in my designs, but I'm also influenced by my surroundings, people, places, streets, and as I incorporate them into my own way of dressing it also influences my work.
QWhat's playing on your iPod while you design? A Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Portishead, Agnes Obel.
QFavorite material/fabric to work with? A Cotton gauze, voile, linen.
QItem you're most proud to have designed? A My first pair of pants.
QFavorite designer(s)? A Commes des Garcons, Martin Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto, Ann Demeuelemeester.
QSketch or drape? A Drape.
QPatterns or solids? A Stripes.
QFavorite colors? A Black, white, gray, seafoam green.
QBiggest fear as a designer? A Not being understood.
QFashion must? A A hat.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? A Leggings as pants.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? A A bedsheet-draped tunic, on my birthday.
QFavorite style icon? A Roisin Murphy, Diana Vreeland.
QHow would you dress Michelle Obama? A Black capri pants, a muted-tone striped blouse with a cream organza blazer.
QDream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? A Bjork. I would make her a dress that is to be worn upside down.
QFavorite super model muse? A Mila Jovovich.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... A Eff.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... A Really sad at life.
QAny cultures/places you wish you could design for? A Japan.
QDream place to set up your design business? A Japan.
QList of websites featuring your work? A ffw.com.br/shooting/shooting/por-tras-da-mascara
QHow were you described as a kid? A Very active, with a bunch of friends.
QHow are you described now? A A very select group of people that inspire and support me.
QWhy are you easy or difficult to live with? A I am. I keep my mess exclusively to my room.
QFavorite hangout? A Any jazz bar.
QHobbies? A Playing pool.
QFavorite films/TV shows? A "Parks and Recreation," "SNL," "Shortbus," "Velvet Goldmine."
QFavorite books/authors? A "The Little Prince."
QFavorite websites? A Gawker, style.com, Designiskinky.
QOn Twitter? A @placetocrash
QFavorite tweeters to follow? A I'm not very active on Twitter.
QiPhone, Android, or Blackberry? A Android.
QFast food or gourmet? A Gourmet.
QCooking or takeout? A Takeout.
QFavorite food(s)? A Japanese, Thai.
QBeer or wine? A Beer.
QGuiltiest pleasure? A Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
QBiggest pet peeve? A Sneezing without covering your mouth.
QHow'd you end up auditioning for PR? A First time.
QFavorite PR designer? A Mondo.
QChallenge you hope they bring back? A HP "create your own print" challenge.
QChallenge you hope they don't bring back? A Design an outfit with car pieces.
QWhat's your take on team challenges? A Don't love, don't hate. Depending on the team, it could be a great opportunity to grow and collaborate.
QWhat do you look for in a model? A A unique look. I love redheads. A strong, confident walk and a personal style that shows individuality.
QDo you think you can win PR? A I know I can win. I understand my strengths and weaknesses, but I also understand that this is a design competition and I know that my ideas are unique and fresh. That's what the judges are looking for, that's what the industry is looking for, but ultimately it is what the progressive customer is looking for. People don't want to look generic and boring, and I'm the designer that's going to bring in the new.