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Patrick and the Snake

Kathy Rose: "I Couldn't Believe It!"

Luck of the Draw

Don't Bungle the Jungle

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A Lot to Judge

David Applebaum: "My Big Mouth"

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No Wrong Path

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Kathy Rose: "It feels great to make it this far!"

The latest challenge winner dishes on sewing skills, inspiration, and what to expect from the finales.

 

Bravotv.com: How did it feel to make it into the final four? Did you think you would get that far?

It feels great to make it this far! We had so much fun creating in such a short time. The other night was fun to watch.

Bravotv.com: For the 'wants, needs' challenge your girl's want was a hot night club opening and your girl's need was a company party. What did you first have in mind?

I was thinking super conservative and then crazy night club wear... but then I thought about 'company party' and I thought about my store ROSEARK, and that's when we decided to have fun! Our girl was going to a ROSEARK party!

Bravotv.com: Fabric seemed to be really important in this challenge. You decided on red and zebra. How did you come to that choice?

We scored with fabric. I found the zebra 'car apholstory' fabric and insane red and black fabric in the trim closet, then we came up with short skirt..red top..black vest..and red lining of course! We wanted to finally show red in our color palette and this was the perfect time to introduce it!

Bravotv.com: How did Kara Saun help you in this challenge during the walkthrough?

Kara Saun!I kept saying Corazon Corazon! She liked the red we were using and I think she liked the direction we were going in.

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!!!

It's Been Real

"As each designer introduced their collection and I saw their work unfold on the runway it made me so proud to be a part of LML."

It's been real - Kathy and Emil and Native Rose are victorious! What a finale! (How cool was Fergie? Positive, confidence building, supportive and kind - thanks for celebrating the designers rather than turning their world upside down in the last hours before the launch.)

I love that the finale was aired in 2 parts. While watching last week's episode, the stress and chaos (especially for Kathy and Emil) had my stomach was in knots and I knew the outcome. Listening to the teams reflect on our critiques as part of the creative process was awesome. We (hosts/judges) took our job seriously and are proud to have played a role in the team's evolution. As each designer introduced their collection and I saw their work unfold on the runway it made me so proud to be a part of LML. There can only be one winner, this is a competition, but in life and fashion Eric, Galina, Merle, Thai, Kathy and Emil are ALL WINNERS - BRAVO!

Eric and Galina - you stayed true to your girl from day 1. The Desi J girl loves life and is sexy 'cause she feels it. And in these clothes she will look it! You were a wonderful "mix" of personalities and talent and treated each other with kindness, class and dignity at all times. I hope you collaborate on a line and please send me the look book to place an order. Best of luck in everything, you deserve it!!!

Merle and Thai - WOW! When I saw the evening gown hit the runway all I could think about was where I was going to wear it! The asymmetrical long dress, convertible distressed look, high waisted pant - I will forward my address and credit card privately as I MUST OWN! Your vision was clear since the beginning and focus fixated on a woman like me and so many others who want versatile, beautiful clothes. I believe in each of you individually and as partners you have potential for greatness. Everything happens for a reason. I know your connection and collection will live on way past LML. Please keep in touch, I can't wait to see the future of Inside/Out. It was beyond a pleasure to spend time with both of you.

Kathy and Emil - YAY!!!! Native Rose will be launched and I can't wait to shop Rue La La and get my hands on the strapless zebra dress and black jumpsuit! I am thrilled for you. Your integrity and value for each other and the Native Rose collection was clear in both your designs and relationship. Even in the arduous moments you respected each other, never made it or took it personally. The ability to work with others, manage, lead, is a true gift and a major ingredient in the design and business recipe.

Kathy, YOU are a JEWEL! May you only experience wonderful things in your life and actualize your dreams. Emil, you exude sophistication and charm. Native Rose is going to be on everyone's radar this Spring and I hope in seasons to come.

Congratulations on it all - I am so proud of and happy for you!!!

Dan and Dean- You are my G's and I, your J. New York, LA, Mykonos, London, Milan (Italy, Europe - ha ha!) Can't wait to see you soon!

Lisa Kline - LML did not introduce us but brought us closer. In the darkest moments of your life you radiated and marched on. You are a winner and a warrior and I love you. Viki, Holly, Mark, Jen and the entire LML family - thank you for a wonderful experience.

Until we meet again

- xx Stefani