Stella: Lovin' The Leatha
Stella Zotis is standing tall, proud, and undefeated.
BravoTV.com: Who did you think the fashion legend would be before Diane von Furstenberg came down the stairs?
Stella: I knew it was DVF because we were in the Meat Packing District, and then when I saw her showroom. I knew it would be her.
BravoTV.com: What most inspired you when you went through her Fall collection look book? What was the inspiration for your final look?
I noticed she didn't have a cape, and the vests were the same. I love the fall and fall colors, so I made a new vest, a cape and pants that were more fitted than the loose and baggy garments DVF had in her collection.
BravoTV.com: What did you think of the other designers' looks?
I never concerned myself with the other designers' looks.
BravoTV.com: What did you think of the judges' comments about your look? Do you stand by the shape of the cape?
I believe the shape could have been more tailored. There was too much fabric, and that made it look like a magician's cape. But I don't believe I should have been eliminated.
BravoTV.com: You seemed almost happy to leave -- were you?
No, I wasn't happy to leave for that particular challenge, because there was an outfit far worse than mine. But since it was me, I left tall and proud and never defeated.
BravoTV.com: Your use of the word "leatha" is everywhere now! Is that what people say when they see you? Are you being noticed?
I'm being very noticed and yes they do say LEATHA. And I say there is nothing better than Stella's leatha.
BravoTV.com: Where can your fans see you/buy your clothes?
My clothes will be sold at my sister's art gallery located on the Lower East Side. The address is 170 2nd street between avenue A and B. My website will be up soon and you can stay updated there. www.stellazotis.net
BravoTV.com: How is Ratbones? Are you still together?
Ratbones is a sweetheart and a designer also. Yes, we are still together.