Louise Black

OUT 10/01/2009

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Louise Black Video Blog: Episode 7

Designer Louise Black gives her take on Project Runway Season 6 Episode 7 and creating two looks in blue for...
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LOUISE'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 7: The Sky Is the Limit
The designers must create two looks in blue for Macy's INC brand. Guest Judges: Martine Reardon and Zanna Roberts. Aired October 1 at 10 pm et/pt
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: LOUISE'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you made?
    My wedding dress.
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    Whats your music of choice when designing?
    I dont own an iPod. I occasionally listen to music, but I really like to work when its quiet.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    2001, when I first started selling my hand-sewn pieces on eBay
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    Whos your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Jay McCarroll.
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    Can you describe past jobs youve had?
    Five years as a pharmacy technician; one and a half years as a clinical lab tech.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Nice Italian shoes.
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    What is your design training?
    Self-taught until 2006, when I started my technical training at El Centro College.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    My attention to detail, followed by my ability to sew fast.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Menswear.
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    Whats influenced your designs over the years?
    History. Love mixing past decades to come up with new styles. Im influenced now by modern architecture.
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    Whats your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Chiffon or drape-weight silks.
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    Whats the item youre most proud of designing?
    A corset/bustier made entirely of vintage leather gloves.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Draping.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Patterns.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Red and pinks, and greens and beiges.
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    Whats your biggest fear as a designer?
    Losing my creative abilities in some freak accident.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    People who think its tacky to wear bright colors in the winter.
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    Whats the ugliest thing youve ever worn?
    Those awful suede slouch boots from the 80s.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    Isabella Blow.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    No idea.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Isabella Rossellini.
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    Whos your favorite supermodel muse?
    My model friend, Courtney Ford.
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    If you had to name your label, youd call it
    Louise Black, of course!
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    If you werent designing, youd be
    An archaeologist.
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    How would you describe your family?
    Loving, easygoing, very open and honest.
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    Do you have any pets?
    Bird Bird (parrot), Kitty Precious (cat) and Mr. Orange (cat).
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Independent and devious.
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    How are you described now?
    Hardworking and eclectic.
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    Do you have a nickname?
    Weezy (my middle name is Louise) and Benny, due to my obsession with the Indian song Benny Love Google it.
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    What is your sign?
    <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/photos/project-runway-scopes#id=10">Sagittarius.</a>
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    Why are you (or arent you) easy to live with?
    Im very considerate. But I can also be a tad OCD around family and friends.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Jogging, painting, making jewelry and clothes for myself, and shopping for antiques and knickknacks.
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    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    Movies: Pulp Fiction, all James Bond films, most David Lynch films. TV: Rome, Deadwood, Carnivale.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Harry Potter, Stephen King there are so many, but Im bad with names.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Style.com, Etsy.com and eBay.
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    Do you prefer iPhone or BlackBerry?
    iPhone.
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    Do you prefer Wii or PlayStation?
    PlayStation.
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    Do you prefer fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    Do you prefer cooking or getting takeout?
    Cooking.
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    Whats your favorite food?
    Truffle potato salad.
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    Do you prefer beer or wine?
    Wine.
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    Whats your guiltiest pleasure?
    Gin martinis.
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    Whats your biggest pet peeve?
    People who take themselves too seriously.
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    What past Project Runway challenge would you want to do?
    Making garments from plants.
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    What past Project Runway challenge wouldnt you want to do?
    The menswear challenge.
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    Why are you going to win?
    Because Im a little insane and believe the fashion world is ready for a shakedown!

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