Q: When did you realize you had designer potential?
A: In high school. It just came naturally.
Q: First garment you ever made?
A: My younger cousin's dance costumes. I hand-beaded and -sequined them. She adored them.
Q: What's your design training/schooling?
Q: Have you won any awards?
A: I design the James Graham Brown Cancer Center's survivor ambassador dress every year for the Kentucky Derby.
Q: Strengths as a designer?
A: Outerwear, autumn/winter.
Q: Weaknesses as a designer?
A: The Grecian look. I'm not big on chiffon.
Q: What have been your influences?
A: I've recently begun to reflect on designs in history. I like the idea of recreating it to have my aesthetic. I'm all about balance in design.
Q: What's playing on your iPod while you design?
A: Fleet Foxes, Florence and the Machine, Sia, Bertie Blackman, Imogen Heap.
Q: Favorite material/fabric to work with?
A: Knits, faux leathers. Things with some grip.
Q: Item you're most proud to have designed?
A: My spywear line.
A: week of sewing proved I could absolutely do this.
Q: Favorite designer(s)?
A: I'm thoroughly enjoying Burberry, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger.
Q: Sketch or drape?
Q: Patterns or solids?
A: Patterns. Go bold or go home.
Q: Favorite colors?
A: Black, white, neons, pastels.
Q: Biggest fear as a designer?
A :"Nothing to fear but fear itself." Haha, no, I just want people to appreciate my work as art. They don`t have to like it. Just appreciate it.
Q: Fashion must?
A: great blazer, bold or simple.
Q: Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?
A: Low-cut pants when they shouldn't be low-cut.
Q: Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?
A: I wear some ugly stuff sometimes just for the thrill or reaction. I have no regrets.
Q: Favorite style icon?
A: Jackie O. She is nothing but graceful.
Q: How would you dress Michelle Obama?
A: A great shift dress and a fitted blazer. She needs to be classy at all times.
Q: Dream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her?
A: Florence Welch. She needs something to make her look like the siren she is.
Q: Favorite super model muse?
Q: If you had to name your label, you'd call it...
Q: If you weren't designing, you'd be...
A: Doing interior design or event planning. I love both.
Q: Any cultures/places you wish you could design for?
A: London. Love the rain and overcast weather.
Q: Dream place to set up your design business?
A: In a hub in London.
Q: List of websites featuring your work?
A: deatheragedesigns.com, courierjournal.com, blackandgreymagazine.com, Facebook
Q: How were you described as a kid?
A: Shy, creative, energetic.
Q: How are you described now?
A: Energetic, fun-loving, creative, loyal, considerate.
Q: Why are you easy or difficult to live with?
A: I'm very carefree. If you live with me I don't go overboard on rules, which also means I give myself no rules. I always have tons of laundry to do and dishes in the sink.
Q: Favorite hangout?
A: Coffee shops, the park.
A: Hiking, taking photos, re-doing storefronts, painting.
Q: Favorite films/TV shows?
A: "Harry Potter," "Lord of the Rings," "Burlesque," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Bridesmaids," "Pretty Woman," "Breakfast at Tiffany`s," "Steel Magnolias," "Chicago."
Q: Favorite websites?
A: StumbleUpon, Stereomood
Q: iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?
Q: Fast food or gourmet?
A: Gourmet. Fast food will kill you.
Q: Cooking or takeout?
A Cooking. But unless someone else is the one cooking, it's takeout.
Q: Favorite food(s)?
A Pasa. Anytime, anywhere.
Q: Beer or wine?
Q: Guiltiest pleasure?
A: Birthday cake ice cream. Lots of it.
Q: Biggest pet peeve?
A: When I call someone and they don't answer.
Q: How'd you end up auditioning for PR?
A: I got called to audition again, so I figured, why not? I was in the top 20 of Season 9.
Q: Favorite PR designer?
A Kenley has a great aesthetic.A lot of people refer to her style as being a one-trick pony, but I love the vintage style.
Q: Challenge you hope they bring back?
A The floral challenge. I would love to go to town on a floral dress.
Q: Challenge you hope they don't bring back?
A The mom challenge. I don't think I'd like sewing for someone else's mom. Moms are hard to please when they aren't your own.
Q: What's your take on team challenges?
A Eh. I'll do them but I don't love them. I'm known to be bossy in those situations.
Q: What do you look for in a model?
A Height, but long legs, great eyes and bold brows.
Q: Do you think you can win PR?
A: Absolutely. If you want something bad enough, you'll find a way to get it.