Sarah Trost

OUT 08/12/2010

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Sarah Trost Video Blog: Episode 14

Sarah Trost returns for a reunion with the other designers from Project Runway Season 8. In this video blog,...
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  • Tim Critiques Sarah Trost: Episode 3
  • Under the Gunn: Episode 3
  • Sarah Trost Video Blog: Episode 3
  • Tim Critiques Sarah Trost: Episode 2
  • Sarah Trost Video Blog: Episode 2
  • Sarah Trost Video Blog: Episode 1
  • Sarah Trost's Home Visit
  • Sarah Trost's Casting Session
  • Sarah Trost's Closet Tour
SARAH'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 3: "It's a Party"
The designers must create an outfit using party store supplies. Guest Judge: Betsey Johnson. Aired August 12.
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: SARAH'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you ever made?
    Doll clothes, I'm sure. I also made my Halloween costume when I was 10.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Dirty rock 'n' roll, anything fun or dance-y. The Black Keys, ZZ Top, Elvis, Tom Jones.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    I don't think that's something you realize. I'm a creator; I create. I've always been this way.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    Adrian, Nudie Cohn, Bill Belew, Gaultier, Schiaparelli, old-school Dior, Poiret, Fortuny.
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    Current occupation?
    Costume designer.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Assistant at Felina Lingerie, assistant costume designer, special-effects assistant, fabric sales.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Confidence.
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    What is your design training?
    A process of trial and error. I also attended <a href='http://fidm.edu/'>FIDM</a> here in L.A. and have a fashion design degree.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Strong styles or statements that compliment the wearer's personality and figure type.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    I tend to go a little overboard in detail and fabric choice.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    Music, locations and real people; designers, especially Schiaparelli; art nouveau.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Anything good quality with a touch of stretch; fine leather or chiffon; silk velvet.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    The character L Dubba E's final-battle jumpsuit in the film The FP.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Both. It depends on the design idea.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Both, usually at the same time. I love interesting prints and working with stripes.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Iridescent. Black and gold. I love gray as a base or accent. Aqua is currently my captain.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    I'm not sure I understand the question.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Women wearing clothing that looks like trash bags. Sandals and socks are pretty bad, too.
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    Everything I own . . . Are you kidding?
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Elvis.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    Something that would embrace her elegance and class, but with a touch of sexy. Bam!
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Tom Jones or ZZ Top. The Top definitely needs some revamped Tejas suits. Sparkles!
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Zoolander.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    I love shape. I wish all models would gain 30 pounds; designs are more feminine on that body type.
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    TROST
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    Dead.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    Buenos Aires.
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    Websites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?
    Currently just Facebook.
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    I love Japanese style, but also that of Argentina. I would move to Buenos Aires in a second.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Weird, quiet, smart, unpopular.
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    How are you described now?
    ''Pretty cool'' or ''alright I guess.'' Direct quotes. I'm just me. Who can label that?
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    Can you describe your family?
    We're all in the film industry, we get along well and we're all crazy carnies.
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    Do you have any pets?
    Duke, a Saint Bernard mix mutt.
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    Do you have any nicknames?
    ST or Stro. Sometimes Mama Trost.
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I'm specific about weird things that no one else appreciates. I ease the tension by baking cupcakes.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    The tunnel in the FP.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    I love movies, music, baking and such. I also enjoy shooting guns.
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    What are your favorite movies?
    The Color Purple, Gone With the Wind, Back to the Future 3, The Lost Boys, Tombstone, Goodfellas.
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    What are your favorite TV shows?
    I don't have a TV. But I used to watch a ton of DuckTales.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Anything by Richard Matheson. I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come are amazing. L. Frank Baum.
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    iPhone, Android or BlackBerry?
    Droid.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Depends on my level of broke-ness.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    I prefer to cook. I can throw down in the kitchen, as they say.
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    Favorite food?
    Animal-shaped cupcakes.
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    Beer or wine?
    Loko.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Nicolas Cage.
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    Who was your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Jay, Season 1. I also love Anthony from the past season. He's adorable and has a great outlook.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season?
    Wedding dresses! Or if they had a tranny challenge . . . I would clean house.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back?
    Bring it on.
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    Your take on team challenges?
    Scary, but are you gonna do? You have to cooperate with people in life.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    I needed a change and figured I should probably do something with my life before I melt.
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    Why are you going to win?
    I already won by making it on the show. It's up to the judges, but I'll throw down what I've got.

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