Sonya’s Style

Red Carpet Bay Area’s Women of Style: In 2011, we spotted Sonya Molodetskaya. Sonya’s style stood out as unpredictable and brave, and she looked like she was having a lot of fun. We asked about some of her fashion choices:

Do you have any wardrobe challenges?  My only wardrobe challenge is that my checkbook is not big enough for everything I want.

Please share a fashion don’t: Don’t show up in public with a poorly dressed man!

Do you have any personal rules when pulling together your look?  How about for a black-tie event?  Yes, I have rules, and I think every woman MUST if she wants to look good.  I am not afraid to be different.  For black tie events I like to wear gowns from new and up and coming designers, and it seems I get the most compliments when I do.

For cocktails? I like to blind people’s eyes with color; I prefer vibrant hues and textures.  Even when choosing from a “safe” designer’s collection such as Oscar de la Renta, I manage to find the brightest pieces.

Sonya’s style at-a-glance, 2011:

For lunch and shopping? I dress casually, though I add great heels and accessories.  I usually shop alone and in the morning; you will see me everywhere from Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue to Zara and H&M. By lunch I am ready to pull fabulous heels and a statement necklace out of my purse and head to The Rotunda at Neiman’s for a visit with bartenders Lauren and Thomas.

Could you give us a fashion tip?  I like chunky bracelets mixed with skinny bracelets and a tennis bracelet, anything from Hermes to H&M, all together on one arm.

Please share your top three beauty products?  La Mer cream, day and night; Loreal Voluminous Millions Lashes Mascara is magical for my lashes; Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Makeup, nothing covers freckles or sun spots better.

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More local women whose style we admire (in alphabetical order): Joy BianchiLindsay BoltonBarbara BrownKaren CaldwellPaula CaranoCarolyn ChandlerDr. Carolyn ChangJuliet de BaubignySamantha DuVallVanessa GettyAngelique GrieppHasti KashfiaStephanie MarverDeepa PakianathanYurie PascarellaKomal ShahSobia A. ShaikhOJ ShansbyCharlotte Shultz, Sarah SombergChristine SuppesElizabeth TouwKatie TrainaDede WilseyVictoria Yeager