Think you know Sonja Morgan? Think again. The Real Housewives of New York City star has launched a new podcast—the aptly titled Sonja in the City—with CBS and the lifestyle maven promises to share all her essential tips on living the glamorous life—plus some revelations about her personal life, divorce, romance, and raising her daughter.
Don't have time to listen to the full hour chat? We broke down our ten top moments from the first episode.
She's a Multi-Hyphenate
"I think I'm a cross between Martha Stewart, Hello Dolly and Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, if that makes any sense... [I'm a] Sagittarian with a Pisces moon and a Gemini rising. I'm crazy into astrology. I'm nuts for psychics."
She Has an Impressive List of Mentors
"Some of my mentors growing up were Julia Child, Coco Chanel, [Vogue fashion editor] Diana Vreeland. One of my current mentors would be Tom Ford. People who have taken some disadvantages and turned them into their own advantages just be being themselves. Not listening to the naysayers [and] having big dreams and making them come true."
Divorce Taught Her Valuable Lessons
"I'm not going to say I don't have a strong ego and a sense of pride. I had to learn after my divorce and financial difficulties and not having the five houses and the yacht and treating everyone else and being the hostess with the mostess, to let other people help me and that was a real life shift for me."
She Loves a Good Bargain...
"And so for a two to three week period I'll maybe might throw a blazer on with a turtleneck and put on my favorite jeans. I'll go to Joe Fresh and pick up a $19 pair of jeans and they'll look fabulous. But I also like these American Eagle [jeans]. I don't know what it is about them, but I'll wear them from anywhere from a red carpet to the Berkshires to my yoga retreats. I'll tell you they changed my life. So that's one of my secrets when I'm in between dress sizes."
...and Monogrammed Clothes!
"I think a monogram says 'I've made it.' It says, 'I've arrived. I'm here. This is my place.'" (Pro tip: Her thrifty go-to places for monogrammed looks JC Penney and American Eagle.)
Accessories are a girl's best friend, especially when you've sold all of your diamonds just to get through the month. That's the way to go.
Sonja Loves a Smokey Eye
"It saved my life," she said recalling her days of working in retail and using her look to help sell. "Being a marketing person I said give them what they want use the medium, so there I was I was in bling from foot to head. I was in a tiara. I didn't know if I was Hello Dolly or Barbra Streisand... For some reason if you just do the eye, it takes the attention away from everything else straight to the eye." (Her suggested brands: Smash Box and Urban Decay.)
Astrology Saved Her
"I consider myself more of a creative artist type. After our divorce, I had to throw those training wheels off and become everything for my little girl. I learned now how to manage multiple lawyers, accountants on my own, and run my houses on my own, so astrology's helped me through that."
You Can Never Have Too Many Accessories
"Accessories are a girl's best friend, especially when you've sold all of your diamonds just to get through the month. That's the way to go."
She's Ready to Fall in Love Again...
"I'm looking forward to some positive things. And maybe some love in my future. I never have a problem dating, as you know. But maybe someone a little more permanent would be nice."
...But She Has One Important Rule
"Only one boy at a time. That's why there's gay boys for those off night."
[Source: Sonja in the City]
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