Bravotv.com: You put your sewing skills to the test! Talk about what you've learned since the start of the show.
Sewing?? I didnt even know how to sew a button on a shirt before this. I know how to do all types of stitching now, use the sewing machine and of course my handy braiding! I learned so much from Emile's refined couture work.
Bravotv.com: Stefani and Lisa didn't agree with the red fabric. What did you think of their critiques?
It's OK that they didnt like the red. I did and Dean and Dan loved it. I felt the red vibrate when she took off her vest on the runway. It made such a statement! I was really happy with it.
Bravotv.com: You've had a couple wins now. What do you think you're doing right?
We are staying true to who we are. We are making canvases for jewelry -- classic garments with an edge.. for every woman! This is the same way and style I design jewelry. Our foundation and inspiration always included animals (Saffron yellow dress was inspired by my snake cuff and my daughter "Saffron") and the three piece from our zebra and so on. You can never go wrong with nature and animals! II am forever inspired!
Bravotv.com: Where do you think Louanna went wrong?
Lou never went wrong. I was shocked. When I saw that suit being made I thought we were going home. I thought it was stunning in person.
Bravotv.com: Anything you can tell us about the finale?
The finale will be filled with maddddd stress and creativity. You will see!!!
I really like Kathy Rose' designs, her personality, and her quiet, humble demeanor. I also really liked Marilyn whose line was dropped. I don't feel that Coco helped Marilyn as much as the other experts helped their "proteges". Marilyn is a very mature woman. Her designs were quite good, and, if Coco really was an expert, she could have helped Marilyn's line be more acceptable to the judges. Coco behaved like a little girl. Where is Coco's work sold?
I truly loved Louanna's work. However, I think when her "evening wear" ensemble of white blouse and brown pants received low marks for her not following the instructions, her energy and enthusiasm went downhill. She's really talented. I hope she continues with this career. I think her designs have a lot to say to the fashion industry and to fashionable women. By the way, is she related to the late Lou Rawls, the singer. Back in the day, he was a favorite performer of mine.