Contestant #6: Nancy Sedar Sherman
Nancy Sedar Sherman is on her way to the Fashion Project Tamarac Square. But does she like Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan? Find out below!
Name: Nancy Sedar Sherman
Company name: Nancy Sedar Designs
Years designing: Since high school
Bio: Nancy Sedar Sherman is a Denver native. Although she's lived in other exciting places, such as Sydney, Australia, New York and San Francisco, she always come back to Denver for the lifestyle, the mountains and family and friends.
Fashion has always been her means of creative expression. She started sewing in high school, moving on to pattern making and draping in college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She's made baby bibs, kids suspenders, painted sweatshirts, elaborate evening wear and everything in between. She has had her own business for the past twelve years, digitizing for other embroiders and specializing in high-end embroidery used in clothing and Judaica.
Her husband is a jewelry artist and sculptor, and she has fourteen-year-old twin boys who are students at Denver School of the Arts.
Denver celebrity you'd most like to design for? Angie Auston on Channel 2 weather. I like her sense of humor.
What inspires you? (No fair saying everything; be specific.) Beautiful fabric, plants, architecture
Favorite Denver eatery? Panzanos
Favorite local boutique? 5 green boxes
Favorite fabric? Anything with texture
Favorite way to finish seams? Zigzag
Prints or solids? Solids
Dogs or cats? Cats
Kate Moss or Linda Evangelista? Linda Evangelista
Favorite guilty pleasure? Chocolate
Last book you read? "Murder on the Leviathan"
Red chili or green chile? Green
New York or L.A.? NY
Chloe Dao or Jeffrey Sebelia? Chloe Dao
Loose or tailored? Loose
Jacqueline Kennedy or Jackie Brown? Jacqueline Kennedy
Town or country? Town with a garden
Silk charmeuse or silk shantung? Shantung
Couture or ready-to-wear? Couture
Curvy or androgynous? Curvy
Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan? Lindsey Lohan
Michael Kors or Zac Posen? Michael Kors
Jeans or slacks? Slacks
Bill Ritter or John Hickenlooper? Hickenlooper
Escalade or Prius? Prius
Vogue or W? W
Favorite current couture designer? Alexander McQueen
Favorite past couture designer? YSL
Sleek or volume? Sleek
Form or function? Form
Favorite place to travel for inspiration? Bali
Favorite place to travel for fabric? Bali
Polkadots or camouflage? Polkadots
Pretty or edgy? Pretty
Heidi Klum or Tim Gunn? Tim Gunn
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