Bravotv.com: What made you want to start your own fashion line?
I love fashion...always have! We bring in unique clothing designers to Roseark and I have always worked with them closely on designing couture pieces for my store. Now I feel confident I can design my own fashion line!
Bravotv.com: How would you describe your own personal style?
My clothing is always a palette/canvas for my jewelry so I really dress around my jewels (i.e..snakes, eagles, arrowheads, etc.) Classic with an edge is how I would describe it. I'm definitly not afraid to take risks!
Bravotv.com: How have you gotten along with your design expert Emil so far? Do you feel you have a similar design sensibility?
How did I get so lucky to be paired with Emil?! All the stars were aligned for sure! We have the same sensibility, attention to detail and refined work - great ingredients together. With my jewelry background and style mixed with his refined, classic detail...it feels so safe and creative to work with this beautiful man.
Bravotv.com: This week you took a walk on the wild side and got inspired by animals. What did you first think of this challenge?
Is this a dream?! Animals for a challenge? Animals are always my inspiration (look at my designs - snakes,eagles,elephants, and giraffes! oh my!) And to actually spend time with one? A baby zebra? Come on!!
Bravotv.com: You all had to do a one-piece look. How did you initially feel about that?
I love onesies!! I have an old school Rykiel onesie (wore it in this episode) and I wish I had 3 of them! So tattered and still amazing. One piece canvas -- bangin' necklace, a cocktail ring, and don't forget about an armful of my cuffs -- you are set!
Bravotv.com: Talk about the zebra as your inspiration. Was there an animal you would have preferred?
Zebra! Come on people! I scored! When I got that basket of carrots, I was like "please don't give me bugs." When that baby black and white lover came around the corner, I almost did a backflip in my stilettos. The mohawk and baby fur. Insanity. I was soo blessed! One of my favorite animals and he was the same age as my son, Quinn (6 months)!
Bravotv.com: You said you didn't take too many risks on this challenge and that you wanted to play it a little safe.
Tentacles on Kimono. That's all I have to say:)))
Bravotv.com: The judges loved your draping and said your piece was very sleek and current. How did it feel to hear that? Is that the look you're going for?
'Sleek and Current' is what the judges said and I couldn't believe it! That is exactly what I was going for. Classic, slight edge...Halston/Rykiel feel...timeless piece. I would have that piece in my closet for years! Open back to the crack?!! It doesn't get better then that. I almost put my head through the wall when I saw this onesie on the model. I loved this piece!