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Age 38, San Mateo, CA - Out Episode 14
QDescribe your family. ACrazy, hardworking, funny, stylish.
QCurrent occupation? ASelf-employed designer/boutique owner.
QPast jobs? AModel/advertisement assistant at Time Inc.
QPets? AMarradona. Calico cat.
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? A4 years old.
QFirst garment you ever made? AVest for my Barbie skirt with knit hem. I used to draw dresses for Princess Diana. She was my muse when I was 8 years old.
QWhat's your design training/schooling, etc.? AMFA from AAU.
QHave you won any awards for your designs/work related to design? ASan Francisco fashion awards, Best Designer in SF, and Best Art Director.
QStrengths as a designer? APattern making, design and vision.
QWeaknesses as a designer? AHand sewing, beading.
QWhat are your influences? ASci-fi movies, traveling all over the world.
QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing? ALana del Rey, making patterns while listening to Eminem.
QFavorite material or fabric to work with? ACashmere, stretch, lace.
QItem you're most proud of designing? AThe wedding dress in my store. It's modern edgy, all from recycled fabrics and vintage lace. Tons of hours.
QFavorite designer(s)? AFree People, Alexander McQueen, Comme des Garcons and all the young designers from Camp Couture.
QSketch or drape? ABoth.
QFavorite colors? ABlack, pale yellow, red, and never pink.
QBiggest fear as a designer? AButtonholes mess up, ironing mark on a final garment, and when a client stiffs you.
QFashion must? ABoyfriend jeans, originality, sneaker wedges, wedges, wedges, wedges.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? AMen wearing white pointed shoes. Ill-fitting pants.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? AYellow skinny pants that I wore 2 weeks ago.
QFavorite style icon? AKarl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss, Daphne Guinness, Nicole Richie.
QWhat would you design for the First Lady? ASexy underwear. Just kidding! Definitely formal gowns.
QCelebrity you wish you could design for? ABoxers for David Beckham. A red-carpet gown for Charlize Theron.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... AAlexandria Von Bromssen Design.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... ARich and famousjust kidding.
QPlaces/cultures you wish you could design for? ABelgium.
QDream place to set up your business? ABelgium or Italy.
QWebsites that feature your work? Avonbromssen.com, redsquareboutique.com
QHow were you described as a kid? AStylish, tall, skinny, smart, cute.
QHow are you described by your family and friends? AStylish, tall, skinny, funny, independent, cuter (just kidding).
QWhy do you think you're easy to live with? AI'm kind. Personal space is important.
QFavorite hangout? AMy studio, local cafe.
QHobbies? ATraveling, running, photography.
QFavorite movies and TV shows? A"Breaking Bad," "Children of God," "Moulin Rouge," "Billy Elliot"
QFavorite books/authors? A"The Count of Monte Cristo," Kurt Vonnegut
QiPhone/Android/Blackberry? AiPhone 5.
QFast food or gourmet? AGourmet.
QCooking or takeout? ATakeout.
QFavorite foods? AFruit.
QBeer or wine? AIf in Thailand I prefer Singha beer and occasionally red wine.
QGuiltiest pleasure? ABeautiful underwear, having an occasional housekeeper, and strawberry milkshakes.
QBiggest pet peeve? ARude people. Mean people suck.
QHow did you end up auditioning for PR? AApplied once five years ago. They reached out to me this time and I went for it.
QFavorite past PR designer? ASeason 1 Jay ruled!
QChallenge you wish they'd bring back? AParty store challenge.
QYour take on team challenges: AI love them. Teamwork makes the dream work.
QWhat do you look for in a model? ATall, thin, attitude, good walk, cool hair, great sense of personal style, confident.
QDo you think you can win "Project Runway"? AYes, I think I can win. I am smart, talented, skilled. I have a strong viewpoint in regard to fashion. And I promised one cool little kid in the world that I would win.