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Sonjia Williams

27, Boston, MA

Have you won any awards?

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

Strengths as a designer?

My attention to detail.

Weaknesses as a designer?

My lack of time management.

What have been your influences?

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

What's playing on your iPod while you design?

I just let my iPod shuffle and roll with it.

Favorite material/fabric to work with?

I love working with wovens and leather.

Item you`re most proud to have designed?

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

Favorite designer(s)?

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

Sketch or drape?


Patterns or solids?


Favorite colors?

Gray and navy.

Biggest fear as a designer?

To run out of ideas.

Fashion must?

A statement shoe.

Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

Leggings as pants drives me crazy!

Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

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

Favorite style icon?

Sarah Jessica Parker.

How would you dress Michelle Obama?

A dress to wear to a gala.

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

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

Favorite super model muse?

Agyness Deyn.

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

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

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

An interior designer. I love making homes look beautiful.

Any cultures/places you wish you could design for?

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

Dream place to set up your design business?

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.

List of websites featuring your work?

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

How were you described as a kid?

I was very active and outgoing.

How are you described now?

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

Why are you easy or difficult to live with?

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

Favorite hangout?

At someone's house, talking and drinking.


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

Favorite films/TV shows?

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

Favorite books/authors?

I love all of Candace Bushnell's books.

Favorite websites?

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

On Twitter?


Favorite tweeters to follow?

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

iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?

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

Fast food or gourmet?

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

Cooking or takeout?

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

Favorite food(s)?

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.

Beer or wine?


Guiltiest pleasure?

A six-pack of powdered donuts.

Biggest pet peeve?

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

How'd you end up auditioning for PR?

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.

Favorite PR designer?

Christian Siriano.

Challenge you hope they bring back?

To create a look inspired by a movie genre.

Challenge you hope they don't bring back?

To design a garment for another designer.

What's your take on team challenges?

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

What do you look for in a model?

Her walk.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

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