Carol Hannah Whitfield

OUT 11/19/2009

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Carol Hannah Whitfield Video Blog: Season Finale, Pt 2 (Epis

Designer Carol Hannah Whitfield gives her take on the season finale episode of Project Runway Season 6. Epis...
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CAROL HANNAH'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 14: The Finale Part 2
The designers must create 13 piece collection for Fashion Week. Guest Judge: Suzy Menkes. Aired November 19 at 10 pm et/pt
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    What was the first garment you made?
    Barbie clothes. Still have some theyre hilarious. First thing for myself: a little sundress.
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    Whats your music of choice when designing?
    Goldfrapp, Bitter:Sweet, Death Cab for Cutie, John Legend, Michael Buble, The Format and Imogen Heap.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    I took a career survey in the fifth grade that said I was well-suited to fashion design.
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    Whos your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Jillian Lewis, Michael Knight, Daniel Vosovic, Laura Bennett and Santino Rice.
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    Can you describe past jobs youve had?
    Catalogue clothing company buyer and bridal consultant for Maddisa Row.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Great rings, chunky bracelets, dramatic black pieces and every kind of cocktail dress under the sun.
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    What is your design training?
    Self-taught. Learned to sew from my mom. Taught myself pattern making, draping, etc. from books.
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    What is your educational background?
    College of Charleston, grad 07 with a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing and Art.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Taking a theme through several pieces, sewing fast and seeing things from a construction point of view.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Weakness? None. Ha, I joke! I would say indecision at times.
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    Whats influenced your designs over the years?
    Mixing architectural and organic elements. The landscapes of Charleston are pretty killer, too.
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    Whats your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Chiffon, charmeuse anything with glow and body. Love texture. Crinkly silks, metallics, etc. yum yum!
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    Whats the item youre most proud of designing?
    My favorites from Charleston Fashion Week. And my good friends wedding dress.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Bit of both. Generally, if I start with a sketch it gets changed extensively in the draping process.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Patterns or solids with details or embellishments. Not normally just plain lines in solids.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Aqua! Plum! Vibrant colors rich reds, deep oranges. Colors that make you want to roll in them.
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    Whats your biggest fear as a designer?
    Wasting my potential. I know I have something to show people and Im afraid of not doing that.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Bad fit! It can ruin everything! And it seems to be everywhere!
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    Whats the ugliest thing youve ever worn?
    A picnic-themed vest with hot dog buttons and a white turtleneck in fifth or sixth grade.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    This is so cheesy and cliche, but Audrey Hepburn, for the way she wore clothes true style.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Johnny Depp. Not that I care about menswear just him. Keira Knightley, for real, though.
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    Whos your favorite supermodel muse?
    Natalia Vodianova.
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    If you had to name your label, youd call it
    Carol Hannah.
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    If you werent designing, youd be
    Excessively unhappy.
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    How would you describe your family?
    Theyre awesome. My parents are still married. My sister is two years older.
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    Do you have any pets?
    My cat, Captain Jack Sparrow. Dunno how I ended up with a cat. Definitely a dog person.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Shy, nerdy, creative, smart, anxious, an overachiever and a tomboy.
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    How are you described now?
    Bubbly, witty, talented, hardworking, a sweetheart, passionate, genuine, surprising and, most of all, goofy.
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    Do you have a nickname?
    CH (Carol Hannah is quite a mouthful).
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    What is your sign?
    <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/photos/project-runway-scopes#id=3">Pisces.</a>
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    Why are you (or arent you) easy to live with?
    Ive got a lot of patience. But Im a night owl, often up till 3 am working. That may annoy others.
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    Whats your favorite hangout back home?
    Sullivans Island.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Bike-riding adventures and running.
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    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, and Pride and Prejudice. TV: Scrubs and Flight of the Conchords.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Harry Potter 1-7; The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand; and Through Painted Deserts, Donald Miller.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Fashion-incubator.com, Style.com, WWD.com, and nathandurfee.com my favorite artists site.
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    Do you prefer iPhone or BlackBerry?
    Bah! Who cares? As long as I can make a call on it, I dont really care.
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    Do you prefer Wii or PlayStation?
    No time for that. I did enjoy at one point, though
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    Do you prefer fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    Do you prefer cooking or getting takeout?
    Takeout. Unless someone else is doing the cooking then Im all over it.
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    Whats your favorite food?
    Sushi, desserts, bagels and cream cheese, dried fruit and pizza. Oh, man, I just really like food.
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    Do you prefer beer or wine?
    Depends. Bubbly is the best, though. Or mimosas.
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    Whats your guiltiest pleasure?
    Movies in bed with Ben and Jerrys; not getting up to brush my teeth/wash my face snoozing. Bad, I know.
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    Whats your biggest pet peeve?
    Ignorance, rudeness, people who are self-righteous and judgmental.
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    What past Project Runway challenge would you want to do?
    Photo inspiration challenge, dresses out of flowers/foliage challenge or the jetsetter challenge.
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    What past Project Runway challenge wouldnt you want to do?
    The one based on types of dogs weird. No thanks. And I think menswear is super dull.
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    Why are you going to win?
    Im really flippin good! I know that Im talented not in a cocky, jackass way, just confident.

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