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My Birthday: Part Two

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Leanne Speaks!

Finale, Part 2

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Love Is In The Hair!

History Repeating Itself

Garden Of Locks

Nature Calls

Rock 'n' Runway

Rock Steady

Rock N' Runway

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Take A Bow

Transformation

Joe: Straight Talk

Working Girl

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Best Of The Best?

Written In The Stars

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What's Your Sign?

I Saw The Sign

A Designer's Dream

Fashion Inside Out

Stella: Lovin' The Leatha

Double 0 Fashion

No Leatha, Mo' Problems

Making The Most Of It

The Fashion That Drives You

A Softer Edge

Fasten Your Seat Belts

Show Some Love

It's All An Illusion

Daniel: Oy Gevalt!

Good Queen Fun

Drama, Drama, Drama!

Joe: All Aboard!

RuPaul: A Drag Race

My Birthday: Part Two

Everything you need to know about a day-time slumber party!

So as soon as I thought my 27th birthday couldn't get any better ... it did!

After a very busy past few months, I was adamant about having a birthday party where EVERYONE was allowed to relax and chill out, not just me. Thus, the idea of a day-time slumber party was born! Kieran hosted the party, supplying pillows, mattresses and blankets galore, while everyone else was simply asked to wear their pajamas, and bring a little something to share. My roomie and delightful friend Caroline undertook the role of dueling chefs, sharing the responsibility of cooking/prepping brunch and dinner for fifteen ... which is no easy task.

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After a healthy tuck-in everyone played a game of MAFIA, which in case you don't know what it is, click HERE to read all about the rules. Needless to say, I was killed off first and was forced to play dead for the rest of the game ... not fun when there are cupcakes to be eaten just feet away from me!

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4.jpg5.jpgWe then watched Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? a horrifically fantastic movie starring the lovely Joan Crawford

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and the delightfully disturbing Bette Davis

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and the tumultuous relationship the two sisters have ... if you haven't seen it, you should. My reaction was as follows:

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The rest of the night was a blur of junk food binging, Death Becomes Her, and more junk food. Oh, and the delightful Biggie Smalls, the most lovable long-haired Chihuahua to ever be.

9.jpg We were later graced with the musical stylings of Mark and Graham on the piano

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and a mid-day walk to keep us from being complete and utter lazy asses ... we felt a little like Japanese tourists traveling in such a large group.

11.jpg The night slowly crept on, people leaving after a few hours but not before "signing" the guest book by drawing a picture of themselves; yes, some were bad, some were good, but ALL will be cherished. I definitely recommend doing that the next party you have!

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I absolutely loved this birthday and have no idea how to top it next year, but that's 12 months away so I guess I don't have to worry about it for quite awhile. Long live adolescence!!!

Leanne Speaks!

May we present season 5 winner of Project Runway- Leanne Marshall!

Bravotv.com: How did you feel when you won?
I was just in shock for a good couple of minutes after Heidi called my name. I was exhausted and exhilarated. It was the most amazing moment of my life.

Bravotv.com: Were you shocked by the result?
I was shocked. It was a big shock. I had hoped and I had my fingers crossed but it had been a long week and I was really sleep deprived so I didn't know.

Bravotv.com: What are you going to do with the money?
Going straight to the horse races... No, I'm actually going to re-locate to New York to further develop my clothing line. I'm actually going to hire some people to help me and hopefully show at fashion week again.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the criticism the judges had for you?
I definitely would have had a lot more variety. I just always had in my mind, throughout doing the collection, to keep it really cohesive. Creating it I had so many different ideas and I started to go off on tangents so I was thinking that I can't do too many things with such a small collection, I had to keep it cohesive.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the other collections?
I think Korto showed a really strong collection. I loved her colors and she makes great clothes for women. I think Kenley had some surprising pieces that looked really great on the runway. I definitely liked certain elements of Jerell's collection, the drama and the sparkle. It's very Jerell. Joe surprised me too. It was really well made. And Suede also did a really good job.

Bravotv.com: Are you prepared for your life to totally change as of tomorrow?
I'm not. After finding out and coming back I've been living my life normally as if nothing ever happened. Yes, it's going to be crazy and I'm really excited about it all.

Bravotv.com: How did you keep the secret?
I threatened to break anyone's arms who spilled. No... My family, my boyfriend, everyone was as strict as making sure that they don't say anything as I was. It's a great surprise and we want everyone to be surprised in the end. And I don't want to ruin it for anyone.

Bravotv.com: You're only the second female to win Project Runway. How do you feel about that as a female designer?
It's awesome. It's really exciting. I think there are a lot of strong female designers out there. It just so happens that a lot of the Project Runway winners are male. It's definitely about time.

Bravotv.com: Have you kept in touch which any of the other contestants?
I have been in touch with Korto and Jerrell. Also, Blayne every now and then. I definitely would love to keep in touch with them for a long time.

Bravotv.com: Where can we buy your clothing?
Go to my website, LeanneMarshall.com, and I also link to my Etsy page where I sell things online. Two shops in Portland, Oregon, Seaplane and Foundation Garments. And I just got a ton of requests so hopefully everywhere soon!

Bravotv.com: Any final words for your fans?
I'm just so touched and thank you for supporting me, coming up and saying hi and all that. I love it and I'm so appreciative of all of it. It kept me going and propelled when I was creating my collection. It's hard putting your self out there but one of the rewards is having [great fans.]