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Age 47, New York, NY - Out Episode 2
What the fans are saying about PROJECT RUNWAY
Q&A Lantie's Take
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? A About the age of 16.
QFirst garment you ever made? A A pair of pants with a one-inch waistband at the age of 10.
QWhat's your design training/schooling? A Two years at Brooks College in Long Beach, California, and two years at F.I.T. in NYC.
QHave 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."
QStrengths as a designer? A Using unexpected textures, items and trims together.
QWeaknesses as a designer? A That I don't have 10 personal sewers!
QWhat have been your influences? A Past: Films and glamour. Now: Line, color and texture.
QWhat's playing on your iPod while you design? A Adult alternative. The later it gets at night, the more heavy rock plays.
QFavorite material/fabric to work with? A Wool, raw silk, linen. Metal, seat belts.
QItem you're most proud to have designed? A Don't have just one favorite!
QFavorite designer(s)? A Moschino, Oscar, Terry Mugler.
QSketch or drape? A Depends.
QPatterns or solids? A Solids.
QFavorite colors? A Black, cream, light gray, brown, white, burgundy.
QBiggest fear as a designer? A To end up in hell wearing the same exact outfit every day - made of polyester!
QFashion must? A A smile.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? A Wearing pants below the underwear.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? A Wide, bell-bottomed pants.
QFavorite style icon? A Grace Kelly.
QHow would you dress Michelle Obama? A Something lavender or periwinkle.
QDream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? A Halle Berry and Natalie Portman. A sexy, shirtless pantsuit.
QFavorite super model muse? A Gisele.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... A I DO call it Lantie Foster.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... A A lawyer.
QAny cultures/places you wish you could design for? A Love to design IN Italy.
QDream place to set up your design business? A Right where it is.
QList of websites featuring your work? A lantiefoster.com, lantie.com, spankmecards.com, pingg.com, cafepress.com, facebook.com
QHow were you described as a kid? A Sweet.
QHow are you described now? A A handful.
QWhy 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.
QFavorite hangout? A A friend's kitchen.
QHobbies? A Trying to get my new parakeet to sit on my finger. He is very stubborn.
QFavorite films/TV shows? A The original "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
QFavorite books/authors? A "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.
QFavorite websites? A Facebook.
QOn Twitter? A @lantienyc
QFavorite tweeters to follow? A New to Twitter. Don't know yet.
QiPhone, Android, or Blackberry? A IPHONE.
QFast food or gourmet? A Gourmet.
QCooking or takeout? A Cooking.
QFavorite food(s)? A Steak - medium rare.
QBeer or wine? A Red wine.
QGuiltiest pleasure? A Red wine.
QBiggest pet peeve? A Bad manners.
QHow`d you end up auditioning for PR? A "Project Runway" emailed me a reminder and I figured it was time.
QFavorite PR designer? A Christian Siriano.
QChallenge you hope they bring back? A Pet store.
QChallenge you hope they don't bring back? A The designers' mothers.
QWhat's your take on team challenges? A Not so sure team challenges work so well.
QWhat do you look for in a model? A Curves, curves, curves.and a smooth walk.
QDo you think you can win PR? A I know I will. Why? You'll see.