'Project Runway All Stars' Guest Judge LaLa Anthony on Judging and Uli Herzner's Design
'Project Runway All Stars' Guest Judge LaLa Anthony on Judging and Uli Herzner's Design
On Project Runway All Stars "A Very Unconventional Christmas" designers were faced with an unconventional Christmas challenge. While using supplies from a holiday store their designs could not actually look like the materials came from the store. 

Casanova, Ivy and Joshua struggled with the challenge and Casanova was sent home.

Guest judge LaLa Anthony recently spoke with reporters in a conference call to discuss what she looked for when judging, which designer she'd most like to wear and more.

On what she was looking for as a judge: The task that we had was to make an outfit out of Christmas decorations, Christmas ornaments, so of course in that kind of task what you're looking for is creativity.  The fact that these designers were able to make such amazing pieces out of Christmas supplies and ornaments, I was just blown away.  But definitely what I'm looking for is creativity.  Like how do you even take an ornament or wreath or something and turn that into something that we could actually wear.  I was pretty blown away.

On which Christmas materials she would have chosen: I think I would probably choose like garland because obviously you could make maybe a cool skirt or a cool top somehow out of garland.  So that is what I would first go for.  You can get that in different colors to kind of mix it up.  But there's no denying that making anything out of Christmas supplies and ornaments is very difficult and I was just blown away by what these designers were able to do. 

On which designer she'd like to wear: I filmed it a while ago.  I actually had to write that down and I do have a designer...I absolutely loved.  I just want to make sure I have their name right.  I liked a lot of them, but I loved Casanova.  I loved Uli.  I really loved Uli.  That was my favorite, Uli Herzner. 

On  what it was like being a Project Runway judge:  It was really fun, but at the same time you want to be honest with people.  What I like to say is being honest doesn't mean that you have to be mean.  A lot of times when you get on these judges panels people just want to be mean and be so hard on people.  All people want is your honesty and if you're honest it doesn't mean you have to be mean about it.  So I really enjoyed being honest with my thoughts but also being positive as well and giving these designers encouragement because it takes a lot of guts to do what they're doing. 

You can find LaLa Anthony's designs, 5th & Mercer at Shopbop.com. Project Runway All Stars airs Thursdays at 9pm on Lifetime.  Add Project Runway to your very own watch list. Download the free BuddyTV Guide app on your iPhone today. 

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