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Sonjia Williams

Boston, MA- Out Episode 12
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Q: Have you won any awards?

A I wont a first place award for a design competition in Boston.

Q: Strengths as a designer?

A:  My attention to detail.

Q: Weaknesses as a designer?

A:  My lack of time management.

Q: What have been your influences?

A:  I have always been influenced by everyday life, whether it's colors, textures, shapes or patterns.

Q: What's playing on your iPod while you design?

A: I just let my iPod shuffle and roll with it.

Q: Favorite material/fabric to work with?

A: I love working with wovens and leather.

Q: Item you`re most proud to have designed?

A:  Probably the jacket I made for my "Project Runway" audition.

Q: Favorite designer(s)?

A: Christian Dior, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld.

Q: Sketch or drape?

A:  Drape.

Q: Patterns or solids?

A:  Patterns.

Q: Favorite colors?

A : Gray and navy.

Q: Biggest fear as a designer?

A: To run out of ideas.

Q: Fashion must?

A:  A statement shoe.

Q: Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

A: Leggings as pants drives me crazy!

Q: Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

A:  I don't know if this is considered an accessory, but I used to wear really long acrylic nails. So ugly!

Q: Favorite style icon?

A: Sarah Jessica Parker.

Q: How would you dress Michelle Obama?

A: A dress to wear to a gala.

Q: Dream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her?

A:  Beyonce. I would make an outfit for her to perform in.

Q: Favorite super model muse?

A: Agyness Deyn.

Q: If you had to name your label, you'd call it...

A:  Haute and Low. It is a mix of pieces that you can dress up or down.

Q: If you weren't designing, you'd be...

A:  An interior designer. I love making homes look beautiful.

Q: Any cultures/places you wish you could design for?

A: I studied Japanese for 5 years, so I love Japanese culture.

Q: Dream place to set up your design business?

A:  Los Angeles. Having lived in Boston and New York, I would love a change of pace, and I think my clothes would fit perfectly there.

Q: List of websites featuring your work?

A: iboutiques.com/haute-and-low, hauteandlow.blogspot.com

Q: How were you described as a kid?

A: I was very active and outgoing.

Q: How are you described now?

A: Funny, down-to-earth, talented, stylish.

Q: Why are you easy or difficult to live with?

A:  I have always been a pretty easygoing person, so as long as you respect my space, I will be easy to live with.

Q: Favorite hangout?

A: At someone's house, talking and drinking.

Q: Hobbies?

A:  I love to crochet, make jewelry, DIY projects, painting nails and styling hair.

Q: Favorite films/TV shows?

A:  "300," "Step Brothers," "Talladega Nights," "Think Like a Man," "Breakfast at Tiffany`s," "Project Runway," "Fashion Star," "Glee," "Gossip Girl."

Q: Favorite books/authors?

A: I love all of Candace Bushnell's books.

Q: Favorite websites?

A:  Style.com, apartmenttherapy.com, and a few style blogs.

Q: On Twitter?

A:  @socialitesoni

Q: Favorite tweeters to follow?

A:  I don't tweet that much, but I mainly follow friends because I don't care too much about celebrities.

Q: iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?

A : #teamiphone all the way. I live on my iPhone.

Q: Fast food or gourmet?

A: Both of my parents are chefs, so I definitely prefer gourmet over fast food.

Q: Cooking or takeout?

A: I'm not the best chef, but I would still rather cook than get takeout.

Q: Favorite food(s)?

A:  I come from a very Southern home, but I love to experience other cultures and their food. I love macaroni and cheese, broccoli, crabs, stuffing, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on.

Q: Beer or wine?

A:  Wine.

Q: Guiltiest pleasure?

A:  A six-pack of powdered donuts.

Q: Biggest pet peeve?

A:  My biggest one would be for someone to take my kindness for weakness.

Q: How'd you end up auditioning for PR?

A: I received an email informing me that tryouts were about to take place. Since this is the second time I tried out, I wanted to make sure I really  gave it my all.

Q: Favorite PR designer?

A:  Christian Siriano.

Q: Challenge you hope they bring back?

A:  To create a look inspired by a movie genre.

Q: Challenge you hope they don't bring back?

A:  To design a garment for another designer.

Q: What's your take on team challenges?

A : I hate team challenges because you have to combine so many ideas and personalities to accomplish the goal.

Q: What do you look for in a model?

A:  Her walk.

Q: Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

A:  I think I can win because I have the talent and drive to do so.