In terms of trendsetters -- which fads do you believe should have become trends?
Most of these fads are back in fashion. Since I came back from the show I've seen fashion spreads on Neon, pleather, cut outs, even padded shoulders.
What would YOU have done with shoulderpads?
I would maybe place them else where like the bust or the buttocks. Everyone could use a little help there. Hee hee
In terms of creating a collection, how much does cohesion matter to you?
It matters a lot. I think that is why Jeffrey's collection won. Sometimes it's hard to achieve this goal as you see on our team collection.
Do you think of trends when you create your own lines?
If I am designing for a big company I think about trends and sell ability but when I am designing my own line I like to be ahead and help set trends. What trend would you like to be known for?
There is no specific trend I would want to be known for, I would just like to be known for being forward.
What did you think of Chris?
I love love love Chris. I was crying my eyes out when he was eliminated. I love his infectious laugh. He's a big cuddly bear. I also appreciated him as a team leader because he trusted me to do my thing. He was not sure about my idea. He said if it looked bad along the way he would have stopped my and asked me to change course. But as you see my outfit was FANTASTIC.
There is a one minute stretch of time where you all have to choose your own teams. What was that like?
Confusing, I felt like a bumper car, just spinning around bumping into things.
Donna Karan made sure to mention to your dress. What was that like?
Are you kidding ? This was a highlight of my life. I had tears in my eyes. I think my design aesthetic is close to hers. I love clean , simple, elegant clothing. She is a genius.Donna Karan loved my dress Yippee! Yahoo ! I was soooooooooooo happy.
At this point in the competition, what do you remember about how you were feeling?
I was mixed here because our team is in the bottom yet the judges love my dress. In a way, I felt guilty.I love my team mates and I think I did as much as I could to help our team but in the end one of them was going to go. As I said before, Chris was a great team leader and I love Peaches(Steven) too .
Do we ever get to see Mean P? Is she just a myth?
I think it depends on the editing?? (Just kidding.) It is very rare that Mean P comes out. Once a month there is that possibility though. Watch what happens.