Casanova

OUT 09/09/2010

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Casanova Video Blog: Episode 14

Casanova returns for a reunion with the other designers from Project Runway Season 8. In this video blog, he...
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CASANOVA'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 7: "What's Mine is Yours"
The designers must create a fashionable resort wear look. Guest Judge: Kristen Bell. Aired September 9.
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: CASANOVA'S TAKE

    1 of 51 questions
    What was the first garment you ever made?
    A mesh dress with ostrich feathers all around the hem.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Daniela Mercury, samba, Brazilian music, Celia Cruz, Monica Naranjo, Adam Lambert.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    In 1999, when I was an interviewee at North Texas University.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    John Galliano.
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    Current occupation?
    Fashion designer.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Personal shopper, stylist, image consultant, red-carpet host.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Fashion must be considered one of the more important mass media rather than a vanity!
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    What is your design training?
    Carlota Alfaro Institute, undergraduate, and Lisa Thon School of Design, undergraduate.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    I work under pressure, in record time, challenging the lines of the body and the force of gravity!
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Boring parts.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    Pioneer people such as Luisa Capetillo, first Puerto Rican woman to wear pants in public.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Silk (taffeta, knit, charmeuse, organza, crepe) and leathers.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    The naked dress. I consider it a work of art.
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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?
    Metallic gold.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    Maybe being in charge of bridal or kids' wear!
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Showing underwear seams.
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Josephine Baker.
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    20 of 51 questions
    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    In a tailored dress in the color fuchsia.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Kim Cattrall, a red-carpet look.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Alek Wek.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    Height and attitude.
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    Casanova NYC.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    An actor.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    A loft in SoHo.
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    Websites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?
    casanovapr.com
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    Europe.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Extremely nervous, introverted, invisible.
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    How are you described now?
    Crazy, risky, daring, nothing stops him, ambitious.
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    Can you describe your family?
    Eclectic.
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    Marriage or kids?
    Single, no kids.
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I'm addicted to my cell phone.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    My bed, my gym, my cousin's house in Florida.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Capoeira.
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    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    The People vs. Larry Flynt, Sex and the City, Nine Queens, Tacones Lejanos by Almodovar.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Como Agua Para Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Google.
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    iPhone, Android or BlackBerry?
    iPhone.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Cooking, by far.
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    Favorite food?
    Italian food, especially pasta.
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    Beer or wine?
    Wine.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Clueless.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Lies and dishonesty.
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    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    Seth Aaron and Rami Kashou.
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    Project Runway challenge you wish they'd bring back for your season?
    Dress the mothers of the contestants.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back?
    None.
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    Your take on team challenges . love them?
    Mmmm, I think they're cool.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    I saw a Project Runway poster on 49th St. and took it as a sign to audition again.
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    51 of 51 questions
    Why are you going to win?
    I'm going to work hard for it, but I really want to enjoy the experience!

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