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I worked for Catalina swimwear, Norma Kamali, Randolf Duke, Diesel jeans, Marc Jacobs, Bumble and Bumble, Rio Chopper, assorted Furriers, shows at most the high end department stores, society/charity fashion shows for my favorite philanthropic ladies, made commercials for hair, sports events, and soap powder, and more. Did some acting. I had a ball and made some important international connections for my charities and endorsements - restaurants, clubs, resorts, custom tailors, my financial printer (public offerings), and venture capital deals. It's all about the places you go and the people you know.
I went all the way downtown to Jen's after getting my daughter to bed, and I watched the fighting over Bethenny continue. I was still confused as to what happened that was so bad that it got so intense. I was just an observer, but no one seemed to care about each others feelings. Meanwhile I was caught trying to eat something quickly off the window sill at the party. I was like, 'Where is the party? Where is the food? And where are the rest of the guests?!' Even the waiter was so nervous he handed me a drink while I still had my coat and hat on. Not my idea of a cocktail party. Waste of time and money, and no cause.
Sonja - - quick save yourself!!! I like you - - - get rid of Jill and the countess!!!! Stick with the regular honest girls - - who screw up but admit it and don't talk about their diamond cards!!! When you talked with your psychic - --you were a real human - -- stay that way.
I like you as long as you stay true! You seem like a normal person. the other women, espcially LuAnn and Jill are not!
Not sure you are what you seem. You can't be this PC all the time. I'm waiting to see your true colors. I hope you are this genuine, but... we'll see. good luck.
Be very careful about making friends with LuAnn. She will make sure that you lose everyone else you care about. Also, please be careful about saying anything nice about bethany in print, you will have the wrath of Jill upon u. Remember the nasty text that she sent when someone was nice to Bethany? Just saying, be careful.
Every cocktail party does not have to be about a cause. Sometimes its just nice to get together. You should consider hiring someone to help, at least on the day of your parties so that you are a guest at your own party and can relax and enjoy yourself and your guests.
I love love love you and now I know why! You are from Saratoga! I currently live there and hope you come up to the track this summer. Come to the Horseshoe on a friday night with me and my Saratoga Housewives. It would be a blast! I hope we see more of you in the last episodes. You are one of the few who makes any sense.
You are a breath of fresh air!! Try to stay above the fray with the green eyed monsters L, J, & K. Also, love the fact you are not exposing your daughter to the cameras!
Dude, you are so cool. It was obvious Jill was doubting you could have modeled. Unless you are leggy like Kelly, you could not model? This is typical of Jill, always trying to put down someone without looking like she is. Just like Alex said, "It took her a long time to see through her act, she acts like a nice girl but is really a mean girl". I love how you very nicely verifed that yes, you were a model and here are my credentials. Jill is jealous. That is all she is, it consumes her. You seem sweet and really just trying to get along and see the good. I also see you get what is going on and I appreciate you addressing some of the b.s. in a dignified way.
sonja, i love how you don't talk behind your fellow housewives back..... at least not yet :) your awesome and your a great addition to the show!!!!!
Welcome to the madness...this season sure is starting out with alot of gossip and hurt feelings. You are going to be a great addition to the show, Sonja.
Hi Sonja! You always look so great. What is the elastic hair thingy you say you used for your party? Where do I get it and how do I do it like that? It looked great!
Sonja, Jill has already started making comments to you that are nasty. You need to watch out for her or you will be the next Alex and Bethenny in her large circle of friends that she is done with. I thought Alex did a great job in letting Jill have it. It is about time someone gave Jill a taste of her own medicine.
It is still early with you and I am afraid to say that I love having you on the show because I thought that about Jill last year and now I am gun shy! I enjoy seeing you and the kind way you have handle all the crazy poo they seem to strive for. I am in highschool and me and my friends behave better to each other than Jill does to her friends. I think Jill is going through the change of life and it has made her really mean. My aunt turned into a snapping crazy when she did.I don't know, maybe it is her true self, but my point is I hope you are careful around her and don't let her give you the done bit. It is so childish. I really hope you are real!!!
Sonja, your blog was sweet. I like that you see to the atmosphere of the party, including flowers and music yourself, before you worry about how you look. I have always done the same, and the guests always can sense the warmth of personal attention. You seem like a stable personality for the show!
I knew I was going to love you. So far you have been honest and fun loving. Just watch out for Jill. I have a feeling you are on her attach list.
I don't know what to make of you but I find your name dropping to be incredibly annoying. You are like Jill in a way but mixed in with a little bit of Kelly's rainbows and ponies outlook. I am still trying to figure out what role you on the show. Just stop with the name dropping and we'll be good!
You are a writer, like me, however, will keep this short. The party did not turn out to be a party because of all the drama. If not for all of the drama, may have been a good party and not a waste of time. Certain this is not what the hostess had in mind and feel bad for her. Anyway, most frustrating thing is that in each and all of the bickering, someone walks away or hangs up and doesn't finish. So much is left unresolved and hurt feelings remain unnecessarily. So much wasted energy. All that is needes is an objective referee. You could do that, I think. Whatever, you are an asset to the show.
I like you every episode more and more... I also like your blog... I think is the best. I would like to thank you because you -being so articulated- alow us, the viewers, to get to know you better and your exeptional vision, without pretentions, simple, clear and right in "the dot" about life's events that some women -like me- have lived. I can relate with you. I like your point of view. Thank you.
Best wishes, keep bloggin, it is a pleasure!
Carmencita in NV
Your grammer and spelling are embarrasing! Father is not capitalized mid-sentence, unless you are talking about the holy ghost. Maybe you were, you seem to have trouble following storylines. I only read the first page and the last two paragraphs. It's true,"it:s all about the places you go and the people you know". It's apparently not about your intelligence, or lack thereof.
Thank you! You are so beautiful in every way. With every episode I admire you even more.you have class and integrity!
You rock and I'm very proud you are a fellow Sag (I'm 11/27). You seem to be the right balance of empathy and consiliatory-ness (if that's a word). You really do bring people together and I think you see the difficult position that Alex is in. I feel bad for her because she is a peacemaker who has been taken advantage of and I think you can add the right 'bulk'/support without taking sides. She is too nice to defend herself and find the right words in the right moment and people know that and take advantage of it. Rock on chica
You are a class act! Whether its a persona or the real you, you are amazing in your demeanor. In saying that, How can you deal? How disrespectful and How Elementary, no matter ones personal feelings of a person at what age does "if your friends with her you can't be me" end? I have encountered people at parties that I can't stomach but you deal b/c guess what its not your party which means you are too on the guest list not dictating who comes to the party. It is very disrespectful to not play cordial at a party. One should not run away just mingle with others. I am sure you agree? And again I ask Why in the world are you associating with this madness?
Do you realize that EVERY paragraph starts with you and most often includes name dropping. You're a former waitress who married rich. Get over yourself and get real. There's glimpses of realness there but not sure you can even see it anymore (too much money clouding your sight?). I hope you find it, you could be incredibly cool if not for the dropping and "I". Charity is supposed to be quietly and gracefully done. Not used for points, otherwise it's just to show yourself off and undermines the purpose.
Normally, I would reserve opinion because of editting, but this is YOUR blog and it's loud of clear.
Name drop much?? It is not necessary to announce that you are friends with every upper class person in NYC. Your blog would have been 3 pages shorter without all of the plugs and name dropping.
I thought when I read the bios online about the 2 new housewives, that I would like Jennifer better. Mostly, because she seemed more down to Earth and a self-made woman. Boy was I wrong! Sonja seems very friendly to everyone, and she seems very independent and thoughtful. Jennifer came off as very judgemental when she commented on Luanne's dates sexuality. Not the best way to endear yourself to Bravo fans.
So far I'm liking you on this show. You seem comfortable in your own skin and seem to be taking the show "as it comes." I like that they aren't treating you like the new kid in town either. It works as your own person is shining through. I agree with your blog, it was an interesting read. Good luck!
I can certainly appreciate you trying to assimilate and explain yourself. However, five pages for a blog, though? I didn't get past the 2nd paragraph on Page 2.
to start of i love the way you are honest say what you feel and dont care wat ppl might think im that way to. i think you are great and hope you dont get wrapped up and all that drama and side bar you have a great body dont do a thing to it
Wow did you come on this show at a good time. It really is ready to Jump the Shark. It has become all about Jill and all her so called drama with Luann chiming in like a watchdog. LOL. So far you are a delight and I feel you are pretty down to earth and at least have a reality. Hope it stays that way. You should buy that dress of Alexes it would look amazing on you too. I can't believe she gave it up either she a very generous and selfless person. love her too
Sonja - I have to say that I love your presence on the show; you are so funny. I love how you are always in the room filled with drama but you don't focus on it. You come across as a genuine person - you say it like it is and I like that. I am looking forward to seeing more of you on the show.
I really admire your sense of humor and strength Sonja. I hope you never change your persona to fit in with these back stabbing drama queens. Bethenny and Alex have both been victimized by Jill. Jill does not know what a real friendship is so please don't be drawn in to believing that you could have a meaningful friendship with this woman. Just be yourself, you are a queen.
I hope you can maintain your positive attitude, and you don't take the mean nonsense that Alex did then let fester for far too long. I give Alex credit in that I believe she was the peacemaker for the group, but it really did cost her in the end.
I appreciate that you pointed out that no one seemed concerned about Alex's feelings. If Jill was a kind human being then she would have sat down with Alex, LISTENED, and tried to recognize how her behaviors could be hurtful to Alex. Jill will never do anything like that, because she is too busy being right. It's all very sad. Hopefully, you can bring some fun back to the show.
She is a nice addition to the NYC Housewives. She does not come with a lot of drama so far and that is great. This has been the most drama season I have ever seen and I have been watching NYC for a while now. I do not understand the Jill and Bethany issue, I actually think is stupid to be so upset because Bethany said to get a hobby, so what, get a hobby and call it a day.
Sonja, you are a great addition to the cast, please do not bring dumb drama like the rest.
Love you!! Thanks for the great blog. Such a breath of fresh air.. you have a lot of insight, and you are so pretty!
Hey Sonja!!! I must admit, I didn't quite know whether I would like you or not. I guess that is so judgmental of me, but you are "the bomb". I love the way you handle everyone and everything. You are a breath of fresh air amongst the ladies and I love it. I get a kick out of your one liners and I get that not all models have to be 5'll". Now I'm watching to every week to see what you'll say or what fantastic thing you have planned. Thanks for coming aboard.
you are a hoot. my boyfriend is a sag and yes, they do put their foot in their mouth on occasion, but kind as can be. i agree with what you wrote. i tell you, these women. i think alex has more class than any of them, and she was never my favorite before. but time and time again, she has proven to be thoughtful, considerate, patient, stoic and for her to yell and lose it, there's a big reason. i'm glad she vented and wish her the best. i agree with you about bethanny too. i think she'll make a wonderful mom. jill on the other hand, lost me completely this season. and that countess, sneaky and insincere. i never blogged before, but this year, the show has me going. i guess it's the drama queen in me. i am a leo, you know. and you know how leos are. better to watch it on t.v. than to have it in my own life. be blessed.
WOW!!!!!! Quit drinking!!!!!!!! Have you read back what you've said in public?! Try to make sense of it!!! I was drunk just trying to read it all?! And, you're NOT a housewife?? Why are you there?!! Not married , etc??? Hummmmmmmmmm????? Favor???????
blah blah blah, your blog is way to long. I have no clue why they wanted you on this season. You think you are better than everyone else and you are so hot, well you aren't.You have no personalty. I hope we don't see you next season, I can't even watch you.
LuAnn is unable to restrain her cattiness. I hope you're savvy enough to keep a gimlet eye on her. A thousand 'darlings' and 'sweethearts' doesn't make up for the shabbiness of her nature and false decorum.
Watch the show ... she was NOT happy your hair was up. And she was so concerned with lecturing Alex (as though she had any right) she could barely greet the guests.
Ramona was exactly correct - Jill and Bethenny might have managed to make up if LuAnn hadn't dragged Jill out of Ramona's apartment.
"Ambush" my patootie. Jill forgets how she ambushed Kelly and Bethenny. Apparently Kelly forgets, too.
Sonja, I like that you are trying to stay neutral in this drama, but it may be impossible to stay that way. I sensed a little tenseness when you came down to the party and Luann made a surprised comment about you hair being up TOO. I Liked her better last season, but I think she was more removed because she was going through the divorce. Now, between her and Kelly being Jill's sidekick all it seems to be is a support group for JILL'S nonsense. To me, out of all the housewife's I really liked Jill last season, but this season, she is a holy terror - it's all about her. She's been extremely hurtful to Bethenny, Romona, and Alex. But she sure doesn't like it when the shoe is on the other foot. I;ve had enough of her high school, mean girl attitude. Bad Karma!
My hat goes off this week to Alex and also Ramona for how very caring and sweet she was in inviting you and Jill to the Virgin Islands and then again for how she handled Bethanny., sShe has really risen in my opinion and I would love to have friends like her and Alex, Sorry the party was such a crying fest.