Joseph Altuzarra Admits He's A Paula Deen Fan And Candle Hoarder

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Yes, we have to admit we're a little tardy to the party on this one, but we just realized that the video of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Joseph Altuzarra shot during his visit to Neiman Marcus in San Francisco, is finally online!

Yours truly sat down with the talented 20-something designer to talk inspiration ('90s grunge!), expansion plans, and challenge the youngster to a few thought-provoking Proust-style questions.

While the video above only shows a fraction of the interview, Stylenik has a bit more, including a rundown of the rising talent's favorite sound ("Someone sleeping next to me." Awwww!), career alternatives, and more!

And because we're obsessed, a few more interesting tidbits not captured in these two reports: Altuzarra is a hoarder of scented candles ("I'm a season-specific collector," he says, explaining that Halloween candles and Christmas candles are in his arsenal), a Food Network junkie who has a thing for Paula Deen, and is a major fan of "low brow" interests. Um, us, too! And now we love Mr. Altuzarra just a little bit more.

Photo and Video Courtesy of Neiman Marcus