Irina Shabayeva

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Challenge Winner Interview: Season Finale!

Introducing the winner of Project Runway Season 6! Hear what she has to say about her experiences from the s...
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IRINA'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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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: IRINA 'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you made?
    A miniskirt for myself to go dancing in.
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    Whats your music of choice when designing?
    Rihanna, Coldplay, U2, Shakira, Alabina and the Gipsy Kings.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    When I attended <a href="http://www.parsons.edu" target="_blank">Parsons School of Design</a>.
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    Whos your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Rami Kashou is my favorite.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Hot sunglasses are a must!
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    What is your design training?
    BFA from <a href="http://www.parsons.edu" target="_blank">Parsons School of Design</a> and five years of experience in the fashion industry.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    All!
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    I want instant gratification. Im impatient.
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    Whats influenced your designs over the years?
    Art, music, people, women, pop culture, ancient cultures and love!
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    Whats your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Jersey and silk.
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    Whats the item youre most proud of designing?
    I am really proud of my coats.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Both. Love both!
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Both.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Red, violet and black.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Oversized silicone breasts.
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    Whats the ugliest thing youve ever worn?
    A punk knit skirt.
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    Whats your biggest fear as a designer?
    Insanity.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    Sophia Loren, Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Madonna, Rihanna, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson.
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    Whos your favorite supermodel muse?
    Christy Turlington is my favorite.
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    If you had to name your label, youd call it
    Irina Shabayeva. Fleur en Fleur.
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    If you werent designing, youd be
    A rock star, a chocolatier or a trophy wife.
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    Do you have any pets?
    Cute little Matisse poodle named Princess. Shes seven pounds of love.
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    How would you describe your family?
    Smothering, but sweet. Nosy!
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Eccentric, creative, troublesome and good.
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    How are you described now?
    Ha-ha! I think the same as what I just said before.
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    What is your sign?
    <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/photos/project-runway-scopes#id=7">Aquarius.</a>
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    Why are you (or arent you) easy to live with?
    I am easy to live with because Im respectful. But if people touch my stuff, its war!
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    Whats your favorite hangout back home?
    A bar in Little Italy.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    I dont really do anything else. Oh, I dance!
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    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    V for Vendetta is my favorite movie. Shows: The Tudors and Diary of a Call Girl.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    I like biographies: The Last Mrs. Astor and The Suri Goddess.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    AgentProvocateur.com, Style.com.
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    Do you prefer iPhone or BlackBerry?
    iPhone.
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    Do you prefer Wii or PlayStation?
    Neither.
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    Do you prefer fast food or gourmet?
    Both.
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    Do you prefer cooking or getting takeout?
    Both.
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    Whats your favorite food?
    Dark chocolate and sushi.
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    Whats your guiltiest pleasure?
    Makeup shopping.
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    Do you prefer beer or wine?
    Wine.
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    Whats your biggest pet peeve?
    Annoying people.
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    What past Project Runway challenge would you want to do?
    The Paris challenge.
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    What past Project Runway challenge wouldnt you want to do?
    So many no candy crap!
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    Why are you going to win?
    Because I am the best. I will save the world one dress at a time! The world is waiting. Tick, tock

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