Emily Payne from "Project Runway 2014" is one of the contestants in Season 13 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. She is a 40-year-old designer who is currently living in San Francisco, California, but is originally from Temple, Texas.

Here is an interview with Emily Payne:

Describe your family:

I'm married with a kid so my family is the three of us. We're very close, loving, very fashion/art-oriented. We like to hang out outdoors.

Current occupation?

Design my own line, leather tongue; sell to private clients; also work at Britex selling fabric.

Past jobs?

Had my own line, Brick, 1998-2004. Worked for Kill City/Lip Service and other private label companies doing women's knit tops and dresses.


Doggies! Bik Wu (Pekingese,) Billy (corgi/papillon).

When did you realize you had designer potential?

I've been into it ever since I was a kid playing with fashion plates.

First garment you ever made?

White faux fur vest and matching mini.

What's your design training/schooling, etc.?

Dallas Art Institute, Associate of Applies Arts in Fashion Design.

Strengths as a designer?

Great at sewing and draping. Great eye for fabric. Work well with others. Great personal style.

Weaknesses as a designer?

Sketching/flat pattern.

What are your influences?

Influenced by movies, fabric, great designers like Helmut Lang, Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Pam Hogg.

What's playing on your iPod when you're designing?

Love to listen to Crystal Castles radio on Pandora or Discovery radio.

Item you're most proud of designing?

Right now it's my laminated wool cape.

Favorite designer(s)?

Right now, Haider Ackermann/Chitose Abe.

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Where does she live? Find out here.

Age: ∼43 years old
Hometown: Temple, TX
Current Residence: San Francisco, CA

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Who is she dating? What do you think of her?

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