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Age 39, Sacramento, CA - Out Episode 10
What the fans are saying about PROJECT RUNWAY
Q&A Richard's Take
QCurrent occupation? AAdmissions representative.
QPast jobs? AMakeup artist and mailroom clerk.
QPets? ALola, my pug.
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? AIn 1987, when I made my first garment.
QFirst garment you ever made? AThe 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!
QWhat's your design training/schooling, etc.? ADegree in fashion design/marketing.
QHave you won any awards for your designs/work related to design? ANo.
QStrengths as a designer? AI understand my textile of choice and how it falls on a woman's body.
QWeaknesses as a designer? AI'm so critical of my own work.
QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing? APrince.
QFavorite material or fabric to work with? AJersey knit.
QItem you're most proud of designing? ABlack/gold sequined top for Sheila E.
QFavorite designer(s)? AMaison Martin Margiela.
QSketch or drape? ADrape.
QPatterns or solids? ASolids.
QFavorite colors? ABlack and nude.
QBiggest fear as a designer? ANot being able to design.
QFashion must? ASignature Richard Hallmarq glasses in Rose.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? AWhere do I begin?
QFavorite style icon? AGrace Jones
QWhat would you design for the first lady? AA black floor-length maxi dress.
QCelebrity you wish you could design for? ADale Bozzio. A hot-pink sequined jumpsuit.
QFavorite supermodel muse? AOmahyra Mota.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... ADead.
QPlaces/cultures you wish you could design for? APanama.
QDream place to set up your business? ASan Francisco.
QWebsites that feature your work? Arichardhallmarq.com
QHow were you described as a kid? AWild, loud, creative, energetic and talkative.
QHow are you described by your family and friends? AOutspoken, funny, a little flashy . lol.
QWhy do you think you're easy to live with? AI'm hard to live with; my candles, cologne and wardrobe may be a bit much for some people.
QFavorite hangout? AThe outlets in Napa, California.
QHobbies? AThrift-store shopping with friends.
QFavorite movies and TV shows? A"The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" and "Paris Is Burning."
QFavorite books/authors? A"Freak Unique," "The Fabulous Sylvester" and "Isabella Blow . A Life in Fashion."
QFavorite websites? Apatriciafield.com and jeffreynewyork.com
QYour Twitter handle? Arhallmarq
QFast food or gourmet? AGourmet.
QCooking or takeout? ACooking.
QFavorite foods? AMexican food.
QBeer or wine? ANeither, I don't drink. Water with lemon is fine.
QGuiltiest pleasure? ACookies and milk in bed.
QBiggest pet peeve? ABeing late.
QHow did you end up auditioning for PR? AA friend informed me of the audition, so I sent a video in. This was my third time auditioning.
QFavorite past PR designer? AJeffrey Sebelia.
QChallenge you wish they'd bring back? ADesigning for our moms.
QChallenge you hope they don't? AHardware store challenge.
QYour take on team challenges: AHate them. I want to design what I want without any input from other people.
QWhat do you look for in a model? ABesides her measurements, she MUST have an incredible walk!
QDo you think you can win "Project Runway"? AI can only do my best and hope it takes me all the way. Now, let's do this!