Contestant #2: Stephanie Ohnmacht
Name: Stephanie Ohnmacht
Years designing: Sewing since I was seven.
Bio: At seven I was given a beat-up sewing machine, scrap fabric and a license to sew anything I could dream of. Since my sisters on the farm were uncooperative models, I turned my designing skills to the animals and dolls, who were soon sporting some of the latest fashion designs. Sewing became my passion, much to the joy of any local fabric store. I fed this passion by competing in 4-H competitions for ten years during my youth.
Denver celebrity you'd most like to design for?
The first one who calls me.
What inspires you? (No fair saying everything; be specific.)
Favorite Denver eatery?
Wahoo's Fish Taco. A fish bowl a day keeps the doctor away.
Favorite local boutique?
Frolick. Cute dresses!
Cotton -- great for skirts and dresses.
Favorite way to finish seams?
Prints or solids?
Prints, but nothing too crazy.
Dogs or cats?
Westies! Yes, that means dogs.
Kate Moss or Linda Evangelista?
Linda — classic supermodel.
Favorite guilty pleasure?
Playing hooky on a warm spring day at the park.
Last book you read?
The Feast of Love, by Charles Baxter
Red chili or green chile?
New York or L.A.?
New York -- when it's warm
Chloe Dao or Jeffrey Sebelia?
Loose or tailored?
Jacqueline Kennedy or Jackie Brown?
Town or country?
Town — it's not easy wearing heels in the country.
Silk charmeuse or silk shantung?
Couture or ready-to-wear?
Couture. It doesn't get better then that.
Curvy or androgynous?
Curvy: Work the curves you've got.
Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan?
Neither. Give me smart-girl.
Michael Kors or Zac Posen?
Jeans or slacks?
Ummm -- jeans are great, but you have to mix it up with great trousers.
Bill Ritter or John Hickenlooper?
Escalade or Prius?
Vogue or W?
Favorite current couture designer?
Versace. Please make me a dress!
Favorite past couture designer?
The original Christian Dior
Sleek or volume?
Form or function?
Form. Fashion isn't about function
Favorite place to travel for inspiration?
Take me shopping.
Favorite place to travel for fabric?
Polkadots or camouflage?
Pretty or edgy?
Heidi Klum or Tim Gunn?