Lantie Foster

New York, NY - Out Episode 2
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Q: When did you realize you had designer potential?

A: About the age of 16.

Q: First garment you ever made?

A: A pair of pants with a one-inch waistband at the age of 10.

Q: What's your design training/schooling?

A: Two years at Brooks College in Long Beach, California, and two years at F.I.T. in NYC.

Q: Have you won any awards?

A Best designer in graduating class at both design schools. Chosen to exhibit at the Waldorf-Astoria as part of "The best in the year of fashion."

Q: Strengths as a designer?

A Using unexpected textures, items and trims together.

Q: Weaknesses as a designer?

A That I don't have 10 personal sewers!

Q: What have been your influences?

A: Past: Films and glamour. Now: Line, color and texture.

Q: What's playing on your iPod while you design?

A Adult alternative. The later it gets at night, the more heavy rock plays.

Q: Favorite material/fabric to work with?

A: Wool, raw silk, linen. Metal, seat belts.

Q: Item you're most proud to have designed?

A:Don't have just one favorite!

Q: Favorite designer(s)?

A:Moschino, Oscar, Terry Mugler.

Q: Sketch or drape?

A:Depends.

Q: Patterns or solids?

A:Solids.

Q: Favorite colors?

A: Black, cream, light gray, brown, white, burgundy.

Q: Biggest fear as a designer?

A: To end up in hell wearing the same exact outfit every day - made of polyester!

Q: Fashion must?

A: A smile.

Q: Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

A:Wearing pants below the underwear.

Q: Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

A:Wide, bell-bottomed pants.

Q: Favorite style icon?

A: Grace Kelly.

Q: How would you dress Michelle Obama?

A:Something lavender or periwinkle.

Q: Dream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her?

A: Halle Berry and Natalie Portman. A sexy, shirtless pantsuit.

Q: Favorite super model muse?

A: Gisele.

Q: If you had to name your label, you'd call it...

A: I DO call it Lantie Foster.

Q: If you weren't designing, you'd be...

A:A lawyer.

Q: Any cultures/places you wish you could design for?

A: Love to design IN Italy.

Q: Dream place to set up your design business?

A:Right where it is.

Q: List of websites featuring your work?

A: lantiefoster.com, lantie.com, spankmecards.com, pingg.com, cafepress.com, facebook.com

Q: How were you described as a kid?

A: Sweet.

Q: How are you described now?

A :A handful.

Q: Why are you easy or difficult to live with?

A: I've done it many times all over the world in model apartments. Still friends with many of them, so I guess I was not too bad to live with.

Q: Favorite hangout?

A:A friend's kitchen.

Q: Hobbies?

A:Trying to get my new parakeet to sit on my finger. He is very stubborn.

Q: Favorite films/TV shows?

A: The original "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

Q: Favorite books/authors?

A: "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.

Q: Favorite websites?

A: Facebook.

Q: On Twitter?

A: @lantienyc

Q: Favorite tweeters to follow?

A: New to Twitter. Don't know yet.

Q: iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?

A:  IPHONE.

Q: Fast food or gourmet?

A: Gourmet.

Q: Cooking or takeout?

A: Cooking.

Q: Favorite food(s)?

A: Steak - medium rare.

Q: Beer or wine?

A :Red wine.

Q: Guiltiest pleasure?

A :Red wine.

Q: Biggest pet peeve?

A: Bad manners.

Q: How`d you end up auditioning for PR?

A: "Project Runway" emailed me a reminder and I figured it was time.

Q: Favorite PR designer?

A :Christian Siriano.

Q: Challenge you hope they bring back?

A :Pet store.

Q: Challenge you hope they don't bring back?

A :The designers' mothers.

Q: What's your take on team challenges?

A: Not so sure team challenges work so well.

Q: What do you look for in a model?

A:Curves, curves, curves.and a smooth walk.

Q: Do you think you can win PR?

A:  I know I will. Why? You'll see.