HollywoodLife.com talked EXCLUSIVELY to Irina about the season, her toughest challenges, and her must-have accessories for fall.
“I never got to sleep!” Irina says of her time on the show. ”It was back-to-back-to-back. We had no time to recuperate! It’s taxing physically and emotionally.”
Irina reveals, “The newspaper challenge [probably catapulted me to the win]. That was the first time is really shined on the show.” Never one to miss out on props, Irina adds, “It was also the toughest challenge!”
The 27-year-old designer will be showing her collection at New York Fashion Week in February, and confesses her fall must-haves are “accessories – a great bag and a comfortable pair of boots are a must. I also love coats! Mix a $5 tee with a designer piece you will keep forever. In the end, it’s all about function.”