Hooray finally found Patricia's topic. I've been looking since just before last weekend. I liked her a lot on the show but have always thought maybe it wasn't the best fit for her. She seems to work a lot better on her own and without the crazy time constraints. Now I feel that way even more...
... because, my real reason for posting now is that I had such an awesome experience last weekend! My little sister (about 23 years younger than me) is an aspiring model, among many other things. She recently moved to LA for college, and has been getting back into some modeling here and there. Tryouts were technically over for LA Fashion Week, but she was strongly encouraged by a photographer she met at another show to go to the last minute call for Fashion Week models. She ended up being selected by Patricia! I live about 8-10 hours away (depending on traffic) but no way was I missing my sister's first runway show in LA, so our Dad and I went down to see her. We got super lucky and ended up seated basically at the end of the runway, right next to all the photographers, so we had a great view of all the fashions (and my sis of course). It was my first time seeing a runway show in person and it was so much fun!
Lots of crazy fashions, mostly among the audience members LOL. Patricia opened the Saturday night show and I loved almost all of her designs. They were very "her" - no doubting who the designer was. My sis was the first one to walk down the runway for her. I loved the dress she wore, and it was a thrill to see her on that walkway fulfilling a dream. She got to model one other great dress as well. After the show she brought us backstage to meet Patricia. I got tongue tied and couldn't think of what to say at first, but soon enough we were all having a conversation about family, importance of your roots, her Project Runway experiences, etc. We talked for a lot longer than I would've thought she had time for, but she was very bubbly, friendly, kind and welcoming. Then she asked my sis to model for her again in an upcoming November show in Palm Springs. Sooo much goodness all packed into one evening!
Specific to PR, Patricia talked about how it was a lot of fun and she really enjoyed it. I so wanted to ask if the time constraints drove her crazy, but didn't. I said I loved her work on there though and always wished they had more time, and she was nodding with a sort of "me too!" expression. Some of the pics from that show are slowly coming out on the photographers' sites and on Facebook, so I'll post one of my sis in the show if I can.
Here's a video of one of the designs (not my sis modeling it, but great video and gives a sense of the show): https://www.facebook.com/danny.go.3150/videos/1803593619897286/
Here's one of the runway (different night, but same setup): https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12719468_1151037554929742_16174138127996351_o.jpg
Another of Patricia's designs: https://www.facebook.com/stylefashionweek/photos/a.180052002028307.40415.178451562188351/1311597122207117/?type=3
Hope the links work, getting a weird error message. It was so neat to meet Patricia, and to get to see her latest designs up close and personal.