Exclusive Tim Gunn Interview with UrbaneTimes

When I found out that Tim Gunn was coming to the Galleria, all I could think about was "Dessiiiigneerrs" in his signature tone. Of course I got all excited about him coming to Houston and sharing some style secrets and maybe even some gossip about Project Runway.

What follows took place between 12:15pm and 12:35pm on Saturday, March 27, 2010.

Urbanetimes Exclusive!

Photobucket

I walked into the backstage area for the Style show that featured designs from Kate Spade, Lucky Brand and Juicy Couture and saw Tim in the corner. I politely bowed and said, "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy," to which he replied, "Ohh sttoooop."

I wanted to ask him about young fashionistas in Houston, who can't afford to live in NYC or LA and he gave me great insight!


Photobucket

UrbaneTimes: Any advice for aspiring fashionistas that live outside of NYC/LA?
Tim Gunn: "You don't have to go to those places. You can absolutely stay here in Houston. Use the stores in the Galleria, or any place as an encyclopedia of the season. My biggest thing is coming into stores. You should always come in and try it on in the retail environment."

UT: What three things should every woman have in her closet?
TG: "Well, I think every woman should have 10 essential items in her closet. A blazer, a trench, dress skirt, little black dress, dress pants, day dress, good jeans, classic white shirt, cardigan and a sweatsuit alternative. These items should all be personalized. In my opinion, most women don't have a good blazer."


Photobucket

UT: What would you be doing if you weren't in fashion?
TG: Well I am a lifelong educator. I would be teaching. I've taught artists and designers for many years and fashion design for the last 7 1/2 years. When I first came to Parsons, it was a dress making school and when I left in March 2007, it was a fashion design school. Fashion is societal, cultural, and political. That's why fashion changes, and clothes don't.

UT: What are you wearing?
TG: "Banana Republic suit, Hugo Boss shirt, Brooks Brothers tie, and Tiffany cufflinks."



UT: Is there any advice that you would give to men and women wanting to go into fashion?
TG: "Unless you cannot live without fashion, do not go into it. You have to be a weeble. When people knock you down, you have to bounce right back up. The great thing now is that now there are places that are really eager to nurture young designers, but there are also places that want to tear you down. Fashion is also a huge collaboration of people, so if you don't place nice with others, don't go into fashion."





After we finished the interview, he asked me was I staying for the fashion show. Uhh, OF COURSE! The fashion show was really fun; hearing him talk about how some fashion is not for everyone and how it is about personalizing your look, and making it work for you.

There were some great outfits from Kate Spade and Juicy Couture that Jasmine and I really loved. Overall, it was a great experience!



Photobucket

Photos by Deanna Mendoza

3 comments:

brandi said...

aweeesome!!! you doin it, girl!

Anonymous said...

ooh my baby is all smiles in that last pic! look at those Tiffany cuff links! Bawler!

Anonymous said...

Go through a manuscript using this method before 1978 My partner and
i typed in Sichuan World wide Reviews Collage.
In class, I just invested in almost a year, this
collage ought to learn lots of the self-study. Into two, I started playing truant, normally on the South west Collage connected with politics scientific discipline not to mention Legal
system ( now the Southwest University or in Governmental Technology and
also Legislations).

During the 80's, I had been publicly stated to help you Japan Unfamiliar Extramarital liasons School former pupils, below the information to a trainer, Concerning the primary influence on Half inch to the potential Centimeter show publicized his or her first of all performs on the eighties era on the 20th century, " last night, right away as well as the next day In, additionally written " the us of The us current professional World wide Legal requirements Education In, this specific monograph down the road produced around laws marketing.

For 1985, I became a completely independent historians. Available 1988, Centimeter Cina Earlier days Each day Inches posted an investigation in the headers, reported I was the initial Chinese informative self-employed.

replica gucci handbags
louis vuitton outlet

http://www.weldrobots.net/shownews.asp?id=164
http://www.minhaspoesias.com/minhaspoesias/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=45:teus-olhos-verdes&Itemid=67
http://www.wbofrp.com/Shownews.asp?ID=69
http://www.chinazhongmao.com/Shownews.asp?id=182
Also visit my blog post :: louis vuitton outlet

Post a Comment