Season 9 Designer
Age 25, Sunnyside, NY
Current occupation: Assistant designer for private-label brands
Past jobs: Freelance design work
Favorite designer(s): Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor and Rolf, Gianni Versace
Training: BFA, The Fashion Institute of Technology; Polimoda, Florence, Italy.
What was the first garment you ever made?
I apologize but I can.t even recall what it was..
What is a fashion must?
Tailored blazers and a haute pair of boots.
What celebrity would you like to design for?
Blake Lively. I would love to have her in a lace-and-mesh number, the idea of a second skin, in nude and sheer black tones, something along the lines of Rene Russo in The Thomas Crown Affair.
If you weren't designing, you'd be...
Bored! My life is about being inspired and creating, and all of my hard work has been to follow this dream and I am so humbled to be doing what I love.
Favorite past PR designers: Really enjoyed Stella and her leather.
PR challenge you hope they bring back: Loved the Gristedes challenge!
PR challenge you hope they don't bring back: The wedding dress challenge looked like a whole lotta drama!
Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
I am strong and courageous, and live my life each day with desire, dedication and determination to be better than I was the day before. I plan on giving each challenge and each opportunity 150 percent, because that.s all I know how to do.
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