Maya Luz

OUT 04/01/2010

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Maya Luz Video Blog: Episode 11

Designer Maya Luz gives her take on Project Runway Season 7 Episode 11. In this episode, the designers\' cha...
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MAYA'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 10: Hey, That’s My Fabric
The designers must design a fabric for their look. Guest Judge: Vivienne Tam. Aired March 25 at 10 pm et/pt.
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: MAYA'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you ever made?
    A patchwork skirt that I made from a quilt.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Nervous Gender, Kas Product, XeX, Cabaret Voltaire, The Real Kids, Chrome and Suburban Lawns.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    I was the high school girl who made her own clothes. Senior year, I started my label Unsweetened.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    Raf Simons for Jil Sander, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Vivienne Westwood or Malcolm McLaren in the '70s.
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    Who was your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Leanne Marshall
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    Current occupation?
    Freelance designer!
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    I've worked in a smoothie shop, a clothing boutique and a French hair salon as a receptionist.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Red lipstick, and safety pins.
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    What is your design training?
    Design training? BFA in Fashion Design from Massachusetts College of Art; interning in London with designer Hannah Marshall.
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    Have you won any awards related to design?
    Gen Art, finalist in the Avant-Garde category for Styles 2009 competition.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Drawing, construction, craftsmanship, attention to detail and accessories.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Numbers and measurements.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    Music. Favorites: X, Dead Kennedys, The Cramps, Black Flag, as well as many other entertainers.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Leather, patent leather, wool, jersey and metal.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    My ball-and-chain bag.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Sketching.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Both, depending on the design.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Black, white and red.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    That my ideas will be stolen.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Juicy Couture velour tracksuits, wearing tights with ballet flats, and most of all, UGG boots.
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    I used to wear a feather butterfly in my hair.
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Tura Satana, Exene Cervenka, Bettie Page and Louise Brooks.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    Not sure she'd want to wear my designs, but I could design a cocktail bag for her.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    I'd love to make a leather jacket for surf guitar legend Dick Dale.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Karlie Kloss.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    Someone who is dynamic in their movement and doesn't require a lot of direction.
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    For the moment it is Maya Luz.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    A forensic psychologist, an archeologist or a writer.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    New York or London.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    A tomboy. Climbing trees, making forts, racing the boys, and catching frogs and other critters.
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    How are you described now?
    I am described as extremely focused and passionate.
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    Can you describe your family?
    Creative. Mom is an artist. Dad is a photographer and DJ. My grandmother is a decorative painter.
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    Do you have any pets?
    Jetta, a mutt; Gloria, my mom's Portuguese water dog; Gnocchi, our pug; and Bruno, our bull mastiff.
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    Do you have any nicknames?
    Maya Luz. My middle name, Luz, means light in Spanish. Family calls me Maya Lucy. Friends use My Pie.
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I'm easygoing and laid-back, but I don't do the dishes and I play loud music a lot.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    My room.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Making podcasts, searching for new music, watching documentaries and going to antique markets.
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    What are your favorite movies?
    The Piano Teacher, Desperate Living, Holy Mountain, and Harold and Maude.
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    What are your favorite TV shows?
    I don't really watch TV, but I like forensic detective shows and The History Channel.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Style.com, Garagepunk.com, Youtube, Wikipedia, eBay, kbdrecords and Google.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Francesca Lia Block (Weetzie Bat), Anais Nin (Henry and June), Charles Bukowski, Tom Waits.
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    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    iPhone.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    There's a time and place for both.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Both. I love cooking, though.
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    Favorite food?
    Shrimp.
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    Beer or wine?
    Wine.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Musicals ...
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    When people make comments about the food I'm eating, and when people are texting on their phone when I am trying to talk to them.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season?
    The challenge where we design for other contestants.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back for your season?
    Designing for Lindsay Lohan.
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    Your take on team challenges?
    I like them because I think it is important to know how to work with a team.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    My college professor told my class that the show called, looking for applicants.

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