Anna Lynett

OUT 02/11/2010

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Exit Interview: Episode 5

Designer exit interview: episode 5. See which designer failed to impress the judges in the challenge to create...
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ANNA'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 5: Run for Cover
The designers must create a look to be worn by Heidi Klum on the cover of Marie Claire. Guest Judge: Joanna Coles. Aired February at 11 pm et/pt
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: ANNA'S TAKE

    1 of 50 questions
    What was the first garment you ever made?
    I remember making some pretty ugly skirts out of single pieces of fabric wrapped around my legs.
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    2 of 50 questions
    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Radiohead, Tallahassee and Elliott Smith.
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    3 of 50 questions
    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    I've known I had creative potential since I as a little kid. Loved to draw. Still do.
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    4 of 50 questions
    Favorite designer(s)?
    Don't know if I have a favorite. My top few include Marc Jacobs, Lanvin and Band of Outsiders.
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    5 of 50 questions
    Current occupation?
    Printmaker and designer.
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    6 of 50 questions
    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Printmaker at Gemini G.E.L., hostess at JAR restaurant, freelance seamstress.
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    7 of 50 questions
    What is a fashion must?
    Tights! Skinny jeans! A solid pair of leather boots.
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    8 of 50 questions
    What is your design training?
    No formal training. Entirely self-taught as a fashion designer.
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    9 of 50 questions
    What are your strengths as a designer?
    I'm good at editing. I have a sense of what I want to design and adhere to that vision.
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    10 of 50 questions
    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Still learning a lot of the rules to the business. I have to learn them before I can break them!
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    11 of 50 questions
    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    My travels, so I can analyze other cultures' answers to what is a dress or a sweater.
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    12 of 50 questions
    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Silk and wool.
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    13 of 50 questions
    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    My boyfriend is the gracious recipient of some of my experiments. Proud he can be out in them.
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    14 of 50 questions
    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Draping.
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    15 of 50 questions
    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Patterns! I design patterns and screen-print the fabric for many of my garments.
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    16 of 50 questions
    What are your favorite colors?
    Dove gray, ivory and midnight blue.
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    17 of 50 questions
    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    Failure to challenge myself to push my continuous growth. Creating garments based on a formula.
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    18 of 50 questions
    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    UGGs.
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    19 of 50 questions
    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    My clothing choices growing up in Wisconsin were rough, but I can chalk it up to lack of selection.
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    20 of 50 questions
    Who are your favorite style icons?
    I appreciate Carla Bruni Sarkozy.
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    21 of 50 questions
    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    I'd put her in a charcoal-gray wool shift dress and maybe a cape with a printed lining.
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    22 of 50 questions
    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Hilary Swank. Great intuitive sense of style. I'd put her in a minidress in black or gray wool.
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    23 of 50 questions
    Who's your supermodel muse?
    I don't think I have one.
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    24 of 50 questions
    What do you look for in a model?
    An air of sophistication. Poise is 1,000 times more important to me than physical characteristics.
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    25 of 50 questions
    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    Upholstery. It reflects the qualities of being utilitarian and refined that I hope to express
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    26 of 50 questions
    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    Making lithographs or etching. Actually, I'd be at the beach.
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    27 of 50 questions
    Dream place to set up your design business?
    When I get big I'll be in Milan or France.
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    28 of 50 questions
    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    It's hard for me to imagine designing for any customer other than American women.
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    29 of 50 questions
    How were you described as a kid?
    Agreeable. I just wanted to please everyone all the time.
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    30 of 50 questions
    How are you described now?
    Easy to get along with and committed to my creative work. I'm an idealist.
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    31 of 50 questions
    Can you describe your family?
    Warm and supportive. Folks embody that Midwestern quality: pragmatic, unpretentious and unhurried.
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    32 of 50 questions
    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    Don't have smelly, weird habits. But I'm useless at taking out the trash. My boyfriend does it!
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    33 of 50 questions
    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    My friend Lauren's living room or otherwise the Rochambo on Brady Street.
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    34 of 50 questions
    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Drawing, baking bread and hiking with my boyfriend.
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    35 of 50 questions
    What are your favorite movies?
    The Graduate, and Harold and Maude.
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    36 of 50 questions
    What are your favorite TV shows?
    30 Rock and The Office.
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    37 of 50 questions
    What are your favorite websites?
    NY Times, Artslant (to see exhibition openings in L.A.) and Wikipedia.
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    38 of 50 questions
    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Italo Calvino, T.S. Eliot, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
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    39 of 50 questions
    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    Neither. When I have more than a dime in my pocket, I'll upgrade my dino phone!
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    40 of 50 questions
    Fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    41 of 50 questions
    Cooking or takeout?
    Cooking.
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    42 of 50 questions
    Favorite food?
    Baked macaroni and cheese.
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    43 of 50 questions
    Beer or wine?
    Whiskey.
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    44 of 50 questions
    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Ben and Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk.
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    45 of 50 questions
    Biggest pet peeve?
    Mean people. Ugh!
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    46 of 50 questions
    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    Kara Saun.
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    47 of 50 questions
    Project Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season?
    I like the challenges where designers are asked to derive designs from photos or images.
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    48 of 50 questions
    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back for your season?
    Menswear. That would be a nightmare.
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    49 of 50 questions
    Your take on team challenges?
    Love them. It forces people to balance their work a little more than they would on their own.
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    50 of 50 questions
    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    Friend encouraged me. I made the garments, had it shot and did my bio video in just two weeks!

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