Raul Osorio

Minneapolis, MN- Out Episode 5

Q: When did you realize you had designer potential?

A:  Five years ago when I decided to start making my own clothes.

Q: First garment you ever made?

A: A vest, nothing special.

Q: What's your design training/schooling?

A:  I learned from my mom, but I also went to MCTC for a while.

Q: Strengths as a designer?

A: Very good construction, excellent pattern-maker, and an executive taste.

Q: What have been your influences?

A: I like to make statements. Anything that is powerful. Army, romance, Victorian.

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

A: Robyn, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Beyonce, of course.

Q: Favorite material/fabric to work with?

A: Lace, chiffon.

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

A:I make the best suits ever.

Q: Favorite designer(s)?

A: Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld.

Q: Sketch or drape?

A: Sketch.

Q: Patterns or solids?

A: Solids.

Q: Favorite colors?

A: Black, gray.

Q: Biggest fear as a designer?

A: I guess I don't ever want to stop being inspired by life.

Q: Fashion must?

A:The perfect boots, especially ankle boots, hats, and a perfect leather jacket.

Q: Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

A: Busy T-shirts. Socks with sandals.

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

Q: How would you dress Michelle Obama?

A:  beautiful suit and lace shirt.

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

A : Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Johnny Cash.

Q: Favorite super model muse?

A:  Naomi Campbell.

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

A: raul osorio.

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

A: Dancing. Stripping. Just kidding! I'm not sure.

Q: Dream place to set up your design business?

A:  NYC, Paris, Argentina.

Q: List of websites featuring your work?

A: raulosorio.com.

Q: How were you described as a kid?

A:Shy, didn't talk much, but I used to burn things a lot.

Q: How are you described now?

A: Very close and supportive.

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

A: I'm not easy to live with. Most of my roommates hate me.

Q: Favorite hangout?

A:  Club Jager, Bryant Lake Bowl.

Q: Hobbies?

A:  Dancing, hanging out with friends, going to art openings, shows. Very social.

Q: Favorite films/TV shows?

A: "Toddlers and Tiaras," "Project Runway," "Grey's Anatomy," "Spartacus."

Q: Favorite websites?

A:  Stylelikeu, Jezebel.

Q: On Twitter?

A:  I don't like Twitter.

Q: iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?

A : Android.

Q: Fast food or gourmet?

A:  Gourmet.

Q: Cooking or takeout?

A:  Takeout.

Q: Favorite food(s)?

A: Caribbean cuisine.

Q: Beer or wine?

A: Wine.

Q: Biggest pet peeve?

A:  I must get my beard trimmed every 4 days - otherwise I go crazy!

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

A: I was invited to apply for the third year. This is my first time auditioning.

Q: Favorite PR designer?

A: Christian Siriano.

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

A: Red carpet.

Q: What's your take on team challenges?

A: I don't like them. I like to work under my own terms.

Q: What do you look for in a model?

A: Features, hair, strong walks, nice eyebrows and long beautiful hair.

Q: Do you think you can win PR?

A: I could win because I am very talented and I have a great sense of style. I am also a fast sewer and I'm just the best.