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Age 33, Manhattan, NY - Out Episode 6
What the fans are saying about PROJECT RUNWAY
Q&A Nathan's Take
QFirst garment you ever made? A I made my first garment when I was 5. It was a skirt for my mother.
QWhat's your design training/schooling? A Fashion Institute of Technology.
QHave you won any awards? A FIT Critic's Award for Eveningwear.
QStrengths as a designer? A Knowledge of how to work with material and the specific properties.
QWeaknesses as a designer? A Time management.
QWhat have been your influences? A Music and fluid movement of the human body.
QWhat's playing on your iPod while you design? A I actually like silence.
QFavorite material/fabric to work with? A Anything silk.
QItem you're most proud to have designed? A A gown for my mother.
QFavorite designer(s)? A Ralph Rucci.
QSketch or drape? A Drape.
QPatterns or solids? A I've been into solids lately.
QFavorite colors? A Greens and purples.
QBiggest fear as a designer? A That my people won't understand and appreciate my work.
QFashion must? A A good fit.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? A Too many accessories.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? A I haven't regretted my fashion choices.
QFavorite style icon? A Audrey Hepburn.
QHow would you dress Michelle Obama? A A coat with a coordinating dress.
QDream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? A Halle Berry.
QFavorite super model muse? A Agyness Deyn.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... A My label is called Nathaniel Paul.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... A An educator.
QAny cultures/places you wish you could design for? A European culture.
QDream place to set up your design business? A Paris.
QList of websites featuring your work? A www.nathanielpaul.com
QHow were you described as a kid? A An artistic nerd.
QHow are you described now? A Focused and determined designer.
QWhy are you easy or difficult to live with? A I don't think I'm easy to live with because, I'm told, I'm high-maintenance and obsessive.
QFavorite hangout? A Habana Café.
QHobbies? A Singing, mentoring, taking in the arts.
QFavorite films/TV shows? A "CSI" shows, police shows, action movies.
QFavorite books/authors? A The Bible.
QiPhone, Android, or Blackberry? A iPhone (although I still own a BlackBerry).
QFast food or gourmet? A Gourmet.
QCooking or takeout? A Cooking.
QFavorite food(s)? A Authentic soul food.
QBeer or wine? A Wine.
QGuiltiest pleasure? A Fabric shopping.
QBiggest pet peeve? A People who waste time.
QHow'd you end up auditioning for PR? A I was emailed by the casting company. I auditioned back in 2006.
QFavorite PR designer? A Laura Bennett.
QChallenge you hope they bring back? A Designing for the moms.
QWhat`s your take on team challenges? A Hate them. I have control issues.
QWhat do you look for in a model? A I love a woman with curves and a personality. Someone with confidence.
QDo you think you can win PR? A Yes, because I know how to play to win.