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Age 44, West Hollywood, CA - Out Episode 14
QDescribe your family. AHuge family, loving, supportive, a lot of fun.
QCurrent occupation? AStylist/costumer.
QPast jobs? ADesign assistant/window dresser.
QPets? AGinger/Jack Russell.
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? AWhen I was a kid, I had an interest in shoes and costumes.
QFirst garment you ever made? AA prom dress for my friend Crystal Lewis.
QWhat's your design training/schooling, etc.? AOtis/Parsons School of Design.
QHave you won any awards for your designs/work related to design? A
QStrengths as a designer? AForecasting very strong, pattern drafting.
QWeaknesses as a designer? APlaying it safe.
QWhat are your influences? ACouture masters like Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent.
QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing? ABoika, Gretchen Porlato, Esperanza Spaulding.
QFavorite material or fabric to work with? ASilk satin, gazar, silk wool.
QItem you.re most proud of designing? AWedding dress for my friend Harper.
QFavorite designer(s)? ACristobal Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, YSL, Jacques Fath, Halston.
QSketch or drape? ABoth.
QPatterns or solids? ASolids.
QFavorite colors? AGrays, blacks, creams.
QBiggest fear as a designer? AThe critics.
QFashion must? AProper undergarments.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? AIll-fitting clothes, too tight, too loose. Ugh!
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? AA silver suit! Ouch!
QFavorite style icon? AHalston.
QWhat would you design for the first lady? AA gown for the correspondents' dinner.
QCelebrity you wish you could design for? ASarah Jessica Parker. Some sort of dress and pant design.
QFavorite supermodel muse? AJoan Smalls.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... AStanley Hudson
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... AA performer at a circus.
QPlaces/cultures you wish you could design for? AAnything Japanese; I love the culture.
QDream place to set up your business? ALos Angeles, love the weather; New York, love the people.
QHow were you described as a kid? AVery organized, and a talker.
QHow are you described by your family and friends? AA kind man, good friend, loyal.
QWhy do you think you're easy to live with? AI'm not; I'm such a neat freak.
QFavorite hangout? AMuseum.
QHobbies? ARunning, reading.
QFavorite movies and TV shows? AAnything Hitchcock, Borgias.
QFavorite books/authors? ADavid Sedaris/"Me Talk Pretty One Day," Truman Capote, Patricia Highsmith.
QFavorite websites? AEbay, Pinterest.
QYour Twitter handle? ASudesigns
QFavorite Twitter accounts? AAlt365 (Andre Leon Talley)
QFast food or gourmet? AGourmet.
QCooking or takeout? AHome cooking.
QFavorite foods? AFish, sushi.
QBeer or wine? AVodka.
QGuiltiest pleasure? AAnything sweet.
QBiggest pet peeve? AChewing gum!
QHow did you end up auditioning for PR? AI auditioned before.
QFavorite past PR designer? ARami Kashou.
QChallenge you wish they'd bring back? AFlower challenge.
QChallenge you hope they don't? AThe baby challenge.
QYour take on team challenges: ALove them for the lesson they teach me, hate them for the same.
QWhat do you look for in a model? ATo me what's most important is height and the walk.
QDo you think you can win "Project Runway"? AI think so. I think I'm a strong designer and my designs are what I think women would love wearing.