Sonja is a global spokesmodel/gemologist and author. She has devoted her career to promotional partnerships with high profile brands such as De Beers, L’Oreal, Bendon Lingerie, Gottex, Revlon, and others. Sonja has also displayed her stunning beauty on camera as an actress in films and various commercials and advertisements. She is a highly respected brand ambassador for A Diamonds Life (APFD), an international diamond jewelry company located in Canada. She is a G.I.A certified gemologist and the author of Thank You for My Tears, I thought I had none left and On My Grandmothers’ Prayers and the forthcoming Four Year Old Warrior.
During her successful years in the fashion and diamond industries, Sonja helped several of her clients transform and repurpose their wardrobes, homes and jewellery collections into new creations to be loved all over again. It was on a trip with her daughter to Kenya that changed her life’s mission after being inspired by Kenya’s beauty and witnessing first hand the rich culture of the country and how the locals respect and repurpose the earth’s resources.
The Queen of the closet was born out of a sheer desire to create a more sustainable environment for future generations to inherit. Unlike other companies that ask you to make peace with what you have and fold it better or to donate what you do not like , we ask that we find ways to repurpose the item in order to avoid further landfill matter. Buy quality. Buy less. Let’s work on ways we can organize, repurpose and rededicate unused items back into circulation.
Sonja is devoting her professional and creative ingenuity to spearheading and supporting numerous sustainable living initiatives in the fashion, home design and synthetic diamonds industries. Along with her team of consultants, they are committed to building a sustainable, carbon-free environment while making sure the wasteful by-products of fashion are low and the quality of repurposing everything in our day to day life reach higher levels.
Laura was born in Montreal but spent most of her adult life in Vancouver Canada. A fashion stylist for over 25 years, she has also enjoyed monumental success with architectural firms, property developers and in the in the home improvement sector. Laura is an avid gardener/ landscaper and shares that skill set on every project she works on