Q: Current occupation?
A: Admissions representative.
Q: Past jobs?
A: Makeup artist and mailroom clerk.
A: Lola, my pug.
Q: When did you realize you had designer potential?
A: In 1987, when I made my first garment.
Q: First garment you ever made?
A: The first garment I ever made an outfit was similar to the one Cat Glover wore on the back of Prince's "Sign o the Times" single. It was made out of a baby blue sheet and it was everything!
Q: What's your design training/schooling, etc.?
A: Degree in fashion design/marketing.
Q: Have you won any awards for your designs/work related to design?
Q: Strengths as a designer?
A: I understand my textile of choice and how it falls on a woman's body.
Q: Weaknesses as a designer?
A: I'm so critical of my own work.
Q: What's playing on your iPod when you're designing?
Q: Favorite material or fabric to work with?
A: Jersey knit.
Q: Item you're most proud of designing?
A: Black/gold sequined top for Sheila E.
Q: Favorite designer(s)?
A: Maison Martin Margiela.
Q: Sketch or drape?
Q: Patterns or solids?
Q: Favorite colors?
A: Black and nude.
Q: Biggest fear as a designer?
A: Not being able to design.
Q: Fashion must?
A: Signature Richard Hallmarq glasses in Rose.
Q: Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?
A: Where do I begin?
Q: Favorite style icon?
A: Grace Jones
Q: What would you design for the first lady?
A: A black floor-length maxi dress.
Q: Celebrity you wish you could design for?
A: Dale Bozzio. A hot-pink sequined jumpsuit.
Q: Favorite supermodel muse?
A: Omahyra Mota.
Q: If you weren't designing, you'd be...
Q: Places/cultures you wish you could design for?
Q: Dream place to set up your business?
A: San Francisco.
Q: Websites that feature your work?
Q: How were you described as a kid?
A: Wild, loud, creative, energetic and talkative.
Q: How are you described by your family and friends?
A: Outspoken, funny, a little flashy . lol.
Q: Why do you think you're easy to live with?
A: I'm hard to live with; my candles, cologne and wardrobe may be a bit much for some people.
Q: Favorite hangout?
A: The outlets in Napa, California.
A: Thrift-store shopping with friends.
Q: Favorite movies and TV shows?
A: "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" and "Paris Is Burning."
Q: Favorite books/authors?
A: "Freak Unique," "The Fabulous Sylvester" and "Isabella Blow . A Life in Fashion."
Q: Favorite websites?
A: patriciafield.com and jeffreynewyork.com
Q: Your Twitter handle?
Q: Fast food or gourmet?
Q: Cooking or takeout?
Q: Favorite foods?
A: Mexican food.
Q: Beer or wine?
A: Neither, I don't drink. Water with lemon is fine.
Q: Guiltiest pleasure?
A: Cookies and milk in bed.
Q: Biggest pet peeve?
A: Being late.
Q: How did you end up auditioning for PR?
A: A friend informed me of the audition, so I sent a video in. This was my third time auditioning.
Q: Favorite past PR designer?
A: Jeffrey Sebelia.
Q: Challenge you wish they'd bring back?
A: Designing for our moms.
Q: Challenge you hope they don't?
A: Hardware store challenge.
Q: Your take on team challenges:
A: Hate them. I want to design what I want without any input from other people.
Q: What do you look for in a model?
A: Besides her measurements, she MUST have an incredible walk!
Q: Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?
A: I can only do my best and hope it takes me all the way. Now, let's do this!