Season 9 Designer
Age 38, Portland, OR
Current occupation: Design student and freelance designer
Past jobs: Manager and visual merchandiser of a stationery boutique for 13 years.
Favorite designer(s): Vivienne Westwood, Pringle of Scotland, Marni, Comme des Garcons
Training: Went to school for two years for interior design, two years for theater set design and four years for apparel design.
What was the first garment you ever made?
Barbie clothes! I made them starting when I was 8, on a Fisher-Price plastic sewing machine.
What is a fashion must?
A wrap dress.
What celebrity would you like to design for?
I honestly can't think of one. I want to design for real women, not those with personal trainers and chefs.
If you weren't designing, you'd be...
Doing interior design or theater sets. I guess that means I'd still be designing.
Favorite past PR designers: Seth Aaron, Laura, Uli
PR challenge you hope they bring back: The little girls, any "alternative materials" challenge (like the hardware store and party store) and, most of all, the Barbie Challenge!
PR challenge you hope they don't bring back: Outfitting each other's moms. Why oh why?! It was so painful to watch.
Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
I am creative and organized, and I have confidence in my talent, and a burning ambition to succeed in the world of fashion.
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