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Age 27, Boston, MA - Out Episode 12
What the fans are saying about PROJECT RUNWAY
Q&A Sonjia's Take
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? A When my mom taught me how to sew at 12.
QFirst garment you ever made? A The first garment I ever made was a denim pencil skirt with a drawstring.
QWhat's your design training/schooling? A I went to Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts.
QHave you won any awards? A I wont a first place award for a design competition in Boston.
QStrengths as a designer? A My attention to detail.
QWeaknesses as a designer? A My lack of time management.
QWhat have been your influences? A I have always been influenced by everyday life, whether it's colors, textures, shapes or patterns.
QWhat's playing on your iPod while you design? A I just let my iPod shuffle and roll with it.
QFavorite material/fabric to work with? A I love working with wovens and leather.
QItem you`re most proud to have designed? A Probably the jacket I made for my "Project Runway" audition.
QFavorite designer(s)? A Christian Dior, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld.
QSketch or drape? A Drape.
QPatterns or solids? A Patterns.
QFavorite colors? A Gray and navy.
QBiggest fear as a designer? A To run out of ideas.
QFashion must? A A statement shoe.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? A Leggings as pants drives me crazy!
QUgliest 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!
QFavorite style icon? A Sarah Jessica Parker.
QHow would you dress Michelle Obama? A A dress to wear to a gala.
QDream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? A Beyonce. I would make an outfit for her to perform in.
QFavorite super model muse? A Agyness Deyn.
QIf 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.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... A An interior designer. I love making homes look beautiful.
QAny cultures/places you wish you could design for? A I studied Japanese for 5 years, so I love Japanese culture.
QDream 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.
QList of websites featuring your work? A iboutiques.com/haute-and-low, hauteandlow.blogspot.com
QHow were you described as a kid? A I was very active and outgoing.
QHow are you described now? A Funny, down-to-earth, talented, stylish.
QWhy 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.
QFavorite hangout? A At someone's house, talking and drinking.
QHobbies? A I love to crochet, make jewelry, DIY projects, painting nails and styling hair.
QFavorite films/TV shows? A "300," "Step Brothers," "Talladega Nights," "Think Like a Man," "Breakfast at Tiffany`s," "Project Runway," "Fashion Star," "Glee," "Gossip Girl."
QFavorite books/authors? A I love all of Candace Bushnell's books.
QFavorite websites? A Style.com, apartmenttherapy.com, and a few style blogs.
QOn Twitter? A @socialitesoni
QFavorite tweeters to follow? A I don't tweet that much, but I mainly follow friends because I don't care too much about celebrities.
QiPhone, Android, or Blackberry? A #teamiphone all the way. I live on my iPhone.
QFast food or gourmet? A Both of my parents are chefs, so I definitely prefer gourmet over fast food.
QCooking or takeout? A I'm not the best chef, but I would still rather cook than get takeout.
QFavorite 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.
QBeer or wine? A Wine.
QGuiltiest pleasure? A A six-pack of powdered donuts.
QBiggest pet peeve? A My biggest one would be for someone to take my kindness for weakness.
QHow'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.
QFavorite PR designer? A Christian Siriano.
QChallenge you hope they bring back? A To create a look inspired by a movie genre.
QChallenge you hope they don't bring back? A To design a garment for another designer.
QWhat'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.
QWhat do you look for in a model? A Her walk.
QDo you think you can win "Project Runway"? A I think I can win because I have the talent and drive to do so.