Shirin Askari

OUT 10/15/2009

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Shirin Askari Video Blog: Episode 9

Designer Shirin Askari gives her take on Project Runway Season 6 Episode 9 and creating an extravagant stage...
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SHIRIN'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 9: Sequins, Feathers and Fur, Oh My!
The designers must create an extravagant stage look for Christina Aguilera. Guest Judges: Christina Aguilera and Bob Mackie. Aired October 15 at 10 pm et/pt
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: SHIRIN 'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you made?
    A little white dress with blue hearts. I was seven years old.
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    Whats your music of choice when designing?
    80s rock/pop, Keith Urban and 90s rock.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    When I was selling pieces and headscarves I designed and created in middle school.
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    Whos your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Rami Kashou from Season 4 and Leanne from Season 5.
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    Can you describe past jobs youve had?
    Assistant tech design at Fossil. Also, child care for two-year-olds at Custer Road Church.
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    What is a fashion must?
    A gorgeous hat.
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    What is your design training?
    My mom taught me to sew at age four. I got a B.F.A. in fashion design from University of North Texas.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Im quick thinking of an idea and creating it, and I believe I have an eye for design.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    I overthink too much sometimes.
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    Whats influenced your designs over the years?
    In the past: fabrics. Now: old movies with Fred Astaire, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
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    Whats your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Wool or something with good drape.
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    Whats the item youre most proud of designing?
    My ultra-functional/versatile coat.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Draping.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Solids.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Crimson.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Crocs. I hate them! And midriff tops!
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    Whats the ugliest thing youve ever worn?
    The Oompa-Loompa costume that I made. Awesomely bad!
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    Whats your biggest fear as a designer?
    Not being successful.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    Katharine Hepburn.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Reese Witherspoon.
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    Whos your favorite supermodel muse?
    Isnt everyone gonna put Heidi Klum?
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    If you had to name your label, youd call it
    My name, Shirin Askari, because its pretty unique.
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    If you werent designing, youd be
    A pediatrician.
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    How would you describe your family?
    Growing up, it was me, my mom and my brother. Shes raised us by herself since I was two.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    A daredevil tomboy who still wore dresses and played with dolls.
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    How are you described now?
    A strong, independent, energetic and funny woman.
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    Do you have any pets?
    One goldfish John Doe.
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    What is your sign?
    <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/photos/project-runway-scopes#id=16">Cancer.</a>
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    Why are you (or arent you) easy to live with?
    Im pretty positive, but I can be loud sometimes.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Watching movies, reading, dancing and martial arts.
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    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    Death at a Funeral, Count of Monte Cristo. TV: Family Guy, I Love Lucy, Scrubs and Sex and the City.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice; Nicolas Sparks, Message in a Bottle and The Notebook.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    BBC.com.
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    Do you prefer Wii or PlayStation?
    Both Im a nerd.
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    Do you prefer iPhone or BlackBerry?
    BlackBerry (but I wish it was iPhone!).
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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?
    Ice cream and peas with lime juice but not together.
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    Whats your guiltiest pleasure?
    Caramellos chocolate bars.
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    Whats your biggest pet peeve?
    People who are two-faced or passive-aggressive.
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    Do you prefer beer or wine?
    Neither.
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    What past Project Runway challenge would you want to do?
    The look from day to night challenge.
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    What past Project Runway challenge wouldnt you want to do?
    The women wrestlers challenge.
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    Why are you going to win?
    I have an eye for this, unbelievable drive and know how to give clients what they want while being creative.

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