Mondo Guerra

OUT 10/28/2010

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Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 14

Designer Mondo Guerra gives his take on Project Runway Season 8 Episode 14 (Season Finale, Part 2). He was o...
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 14
  • Extended Judging of Mondo Guerra, Episode 14
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 14
  • Exit Interview 2: Episode 14 (Season 8 Finale, Part 2)
  • Mondo Guerra's Best Moments
  • Mondo Guerra's Design Retrospective
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 13
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 13
  • Extended Judging of Mondo Guerra, Episode 13
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 12
  • Extended Judging of Mondo Guerra, Episode 12
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 12
  • Designers Dish: Episode 12
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 11
  • Extended Judging of Mondo Guerra, Episode 11
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 11
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 10
  • Extended Judging of Mondo Guerra, Episode 10
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 10
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 9
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 9
  • Extended Judging of Mondo Guerra, Episode 9
  • Extended Judging of Mondo Guerra, Episode 8
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 8
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 8
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 7
  • Extended Judging of Mondo Guerra, Episode 7
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 7
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 6
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 6
  • Extended Judging of Mondo Guerra, Episode 6
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 5
  • Designers Dish, Team Military/Lace: Episode 5
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 4
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 4
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 3
  • Tim Critiques Mondo Guerra: Episode 2
  • Mondo Guerra Video Blog: Episode 1
  • Mondo Guerra's Closet Tour
  • Mondo Guerra's Home Visit
  • Mondo Guerra's Casting Session
MONDO'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 14: "The Finale, Part 2"
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    What was the first garment you ever made?
    A pair of blue and red faux-fur pants.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Movie scores, Steely Dan, Queen, Bowie, Supertramp, Michael Jackson (R.I.P.), Tori Amos.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    High school. Started going to raves and thrift stores, bought a glue gun and started to experiment.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    Paco Rabanne, Schiaparelli, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Edith Head, Gareth Pugh, Vivienne Westwood.
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    Current occupation?
    Freelance designer.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Piano teacher, teacher's aide, retail, fashion designer.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Accessories.
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    What is your design training?
    My ''schooling'' has been on-the-job experience in millinery, fashion and theater.
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    Have you won any awards related to design?
    FGI Young Designer, 2002; Project Tamarac Grand Prize, 2007; Style Wars, Denver Art Museum, 2009.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Ability to adapt, experiment, think outside the box. Not afraid of criticism. Passionate.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    I.m super sensitive. Passionate.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    Friends & family, good music. Recently, postapocalyptic, fantasy and sci-fi movies have inspired me.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Wool tweed. Anything with a strong hand for structure. Houndstooth, plaid.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    A wedding gown made out of chicken wire, white trash bags, carpet runner and drawer hinges.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Drape, finish, then sketch. I work backwards.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Patterns!
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Orange, pink, black and white . . . is clear a color?
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    Failure.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Matchy-patchy ''trendsetters.''
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    Corduroy pants and plaid flannel button-down shirts, circa 1983.
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Pee-wee Herman, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Michael Jackson.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    In anything she wanted!
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Something outrageous.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    All the tall, ethnic ones. I also love redheads.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    Tall, thin, awkward, ethnic, androgynous.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    Writing movie scores.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    NYC, L.A., Paris, London, Tokyo.
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    Websites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?
    imitationluv.com, etsy.com, jeffballphotography.com, stacyweisser.com, websterwallace.com
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    Japanese streetwear.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Creative, quiet, chubby.
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    How are you described now?
    Creative, funny, original and skinny.
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    Can you describe your family?
    Supportive, loving, eclectic, eccentric.
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    Marriage or kids?
    I have a partner, Ben.
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    Do you have any pets?
    Gordi Jo Guerra, a yowzer (mix of Yorkie and schnauzer). ADORABLE.
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    Do you have any nicknames?
    MONDO. My given name is Armando Thomas Guerra.
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    Easy because I like to entertain, make people laugh. Not so easy because I am messy!
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    Tracks, The Wrangler, The Compound.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Playing the piano, thrifting, yard sales, learning to be a better cook, dancing, making a scene.
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    What are your favorite movies?
    Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Dark Crystal, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Saturday Night Fever.
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    What are your favorite TV shows?
    Any reality-based TV.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    eBay, Facebook, Craigslist, Dictionary.com
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    iPhone, Android or BlackBerry?
    iPhone.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet, and then fast food for a midnight snack.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Cooking!
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    Favorite food?
    Scalloped potatoes, watermelon, Dad's enchiladas and Spanish rice, Mom's meatloaf.
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    Beer or wine?
    Vodka and Squirt.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Sleeping till noon and staying up till 4 am.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Slow-walking people and waiting in line.
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    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    Jay McCarroll. And I was always attracted to Kit Scarbo for both her designs and her personal style.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season?
    The drag queen challenge!
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back for your season?
    The car challenge, and designing for female wrestlers.
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    Your take on team challenges?
    Gotta love them . . . Really.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    Been a fan since the beginning and always thought, ''I can do that!''
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    Why are you going to win?
    Cause I am.

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