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Age 45, Brooklyn, NY - Out Episode 5
QDescribe your family. AGreat family. All good people. Kind, thoughtful, fun.
QCurrent occupation? ADesigner!
QPast jobs? AFilm production, illustration.
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? ANot sure what age, but young. Ask my kindergarten teacher.
QFirst garment you ever made? AHmm…I made a jacket out of a pair of 1930s farmer's (French) pants.
QWhat's your design training/schooling, etc.? ASelf-taught.
QHave you won any awards for your designs/work related to design? ANever participated in any competitions.
QStrengths as a designer? AOriginality, quality of work.
QWeaknesses as a designer? ASelf-taught, slow process.
QWhat are your influences? ANature, architecture.
QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing? ATotally eclectic.
QFavorite material or fabric to work with? AFine lambskin and high-quality silk or cotton jersey.
QItem you're most proud of designing? AProbably my jackets or one of my ultra-pleated tunics.
QFavorite designer(s)? AHmm…tough one.
QSketch or drape? ABoth!
QPatterns or solids? ASolids, always!
QFavorite colors? AGunmetal gray, grayish greens, all shades of dark gray, reds, black of course.
QBiggest fear as a designer? AGetting my work ripped off again…
QFashion must? ADetermination, passion!
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? AHorizontal cuts.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? AEverything in middle school and high school (1980s).
QWhat would you design for the First Lady? ASomething trim and chic, classic with a twist.
QCelebrity you wish you could design for? AGrace Jones. One of my jackets.
QFavorite supermodel muse? AVeruschka.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... AMy own name.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... AFilmmaking.
QPlaces/cultures you wish you could design for? AMaybe Japan.
QDream place to set up your business? ALondon and NYC!
QWebsites that feature your work? Awww.susanwallermaurau.com, www.sacresue.com
QHow were you described as a kid? AShy, sweet, funny, artistic, perfectionist.
QHow are you described by your family and friends? AHaha…"Sue"…one of a kind.
QWhy do you think you're easy to live with? AI'm cool.
QFavorite hangout? AWith friends on a rooftop in the sunset.
QHobbies? AWatching good films, live music.
QFavorite movies and TV shows? AToo many films to mention, don't watch TV.
QFavorite books/authors? ANo favorites. Too many, actually.
QFavorite websites? ANo particular favorite.
QFast food or gourmet? AHealthy fast food, (Asian) gourmet "light."
QCooking or takeout? ABoth.
QFavorite foods? AAsian foods, steamed.
QBeer or wine? AWhiskey.
QGuiltiest pleasure? AConstant snacking.
QBiggest pet peeve? AI have a few…
QHow did you end up auditioning for PR? ARandom, spontaneous.
QFavorite past PR designer? ANot familiar enough to say.
QChallenge you wish they'd bring back? AThey're all good.
QChallenge you hope they don't? AReady for anything.
QYour take on team challenges: AIf the team players are good, love them!
QWhat do you look for in a model? ATall, very trim, fine but strong features…a gorgeous girl who radiates personality, grace, strength, elegance…preferably dark hair, toned, well-defined lips, strong cheekbones, a "real" nose, eyes that reveal character! Preferably "European" or Asian-looking, or African...preferably NOT "typical" Irish/English/American type such as myself.
QDo you think you can win "Project Runway"? AYES! Why not?!