Sweet P Dishes on Her Runway Exit
Last night, the judges criticized your work for being too commercial. It was my downfall! But I embraced it then. I never thought that challenge was supposed to be high fashion. Basically, we were just supposed to be inspired by whatever piece of art we chose. I went with marketable, saleable clothes because that's who I am ... when Michael Kors said, "This could go into a showroom right now," that's my intention.
What was it like to have Roberto Cavalli be the guest judge?It was totally surreal -- and I laughed so hard last night when I saw the subtitles because we were up there and half of the stuff he said to us, we were like, "What is he saying?" (laughs) I got the gist that he didn't really like my dress which was for sure a bummer. But you know what? Cavalli isn't really my aesthetic. He's a great designer, but there are I like better.
Did you think it was fair that you were the only person eliminated last night after Heidi promised two would be kicked off?It's definitely a great twist for TV . . . but I was really happy at that point not to be in Chris and Rami's position. I thought, "OK, now I'm off the hook. I don't have to make clothes right now. I can go home, relax and have my normal life." I knew that both of them would be consumed doing a 12-piece collection just to get eliminated.
You and Rami butted heads a bit when you worked together. And last night the judges criticized him for being pretty stubborn. Is that your experience with him?I think that the show ruins 's ego a little bit and they don't know how to deal with it. I've been in this business for a long time, and I've worked for some pretty harsh critics. If you can't take the constructive criticism, it's hard to grow. I noticed that a couple of times on the show with certain , and that's where I felt I did really well. When Tim would give me constructive criticism, I would listen ... And some are not open to that.
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