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Gretchen Jones Video Blog: Episode 14

Designer Gretchen Jones gives her take on Project Runway Season 8 Episode 14 (Season Finale, Part 2). She wa...
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  • Extended Judging of Gretchen Jones, Episode 14
  • Tim Critiques Gretchen Jones: Episode 14
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  • Extended Judging of Gretchen Jones, Episode 13
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GRETCHEN'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 14: "The Finale, Part 2"
The designers show a 10-piece collection at New York Fashion Week. Aired October 28.
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: GRETCHEN'S TAKE

    1 of 52 questions
    What was the first garment you ever made?
    The first dress I designed was my First Communion dress. My grandmother sewed it for me.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    The Black Keys, Karen Dalton, Gang Gang Dance, Roy Orbison, Charlotte Gainsbourg, TV On the Radio.
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    3 of 52 questions
    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    I started creating portfolios in second grade. Fashion has always been in my blood.
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    4 of 52 questions
    Favorite designer(s)?
    Vena Cava, Halston, Rachel Comey, Chloe, Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno, Pheobe Philo, Mara Hoffman.
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    5 of 52 questions
    Current occupation?
    Designer/director of own clothing label, MothLove.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Boutique buyer/manager, wholesale vendor/trade show rep, production/design assistant, model.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Belts and boots.
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    What is your design training?
    I weighed my options and refrained from a formal education, focusing on real-world experience.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Draping, marketability, composition.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Technical pattern drafting and grading.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    My influences are rooted within minimal and conceptual art principles.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Organic cottons, silk, bamboo and soy blends, with low-impact and natural dye processes.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    The A/W Rose of Cimarron collection's NightStar jumper.
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    14 of 52 questions
    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Sketch, then drape.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Solids, with patterned detailing.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Grayscale as a base, with seasonal/accent colors complementing.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    Not being able to afford to create as a career.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Diving so far into a trend/identity that you lose your own personal sense of style.
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    Super-low-rise jeans.
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    20 of 52 questions
    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Chloe Sevigny.
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    21 of 52 questions
    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    Casual/bohemian pantsuit with tailored jacket to layer.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Lou Doillon, Chloe Sevigny, Diane Kruger, Alexa Chung.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Karen Elson.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    A model who represents my aesthetic while carrying herself in a competent and approachable manner.
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    I have my own label. It's called MothLove, based on the Barbara Kingsolver book Prodigal Summer.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    Modeling, styling, costume design, fashion editing, retail buyer, wardrobe, fashion columnist.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    New York or Paris.
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    Websites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?
    mothlove.com, zeitgeiststudios.com, content-portland.com, mothlove.bigcartel.com
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    I wish I could design enough collections that I'd be traveling the world over to find inspiration.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Smart, funny, responsible, skinny.
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    How are you described now?
    Ambitious, genuine, workaholic, dedicated, focused, fun.
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    Can you describe your family?
    Small and silly.
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    Do you have any pets?
    Lilly Nelson, a Ruby Red Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I'm not TOO high-maintenance and am very personable. I enjoy social settings but am also a homebody.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    I love to go junking and find little treasures, riding my bike and happy hour/brunch.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    My life is fashion. When not in the studio, I'm blogging, or researching and shopping.
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    37 of 52 questions
    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    Project Runway, Mad Men, Modern Family and Parks and Recreation for comic relief.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Tom Robbins, Buckminster Fuller, Barbara Kingsolver, David Sedaris, Pablo Neruda, Jack Kerouac.
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    39 of 52 questions
    What are your favorite websites?
    fashiongonerogue.com, theselby.com, refinery29.com, too many blogs to mention.
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    iPhone, Android or BlackBerry?
    Lost my smartphone, so none of the above until I win and buy an iPhone.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Both, I'm easy.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    I wish I had the time and energy to cook, but a girl can only do so much in a day!
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    Favorite food?
    Thai, Japanese, pastries, comfort foods.
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    Beer or wine?
    Wine.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Fashion magazines.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Bad behavior stemming from insecurity and dishonesty.
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    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    Leanne Marshall.
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    Project Runway challenge you wish they'd bring back for your season?
    Designing for Sarah Jessica Parker.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back?
    Grocery store challenge.
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    Your take on team challenges?
    Love/hate. You can create stronger pieces, but ego gets in the way of the beauty/potential.
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    51 of 52 questions
    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    I was nominated by a few local boutiques, and PR approached me to apply.
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    Why are you going to win?
    Because I'm the whole package.

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