ONIRA TALKS: SONIA BRONSTEIN
December 6th, 2017
After studying Les Beaux Arts School & ESMOD Paris, Sonia paved her way in the fashion industry working in PR; representing a number of leading designers & brands. With a wealth of knowledge & experience, having also worked as a stylist & consultant for a number of years, Sonia decided to return to her first love – design. Les Glorieuses was born.
Image Credit: Etienne Gilfillan
Where do you live ?
In London, Belsize Park.
What’s your favourite City? And what’s your favourite place to go when you’re there?
Paris is my favourite city and I love St Germain des Pres mon quartier!
Every time I’m in Paris I will always make time to go to Café de Flore for a glass of wine, a meal or just a coffee. It will always remind me of my childhood.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
I drink a glass of warm water with fresh lemon juice.
What does your day-to-day beauty routine look like? Do you have any essential products that you swear by?
I always have a shower in the morning, but I don’t necessarily wash my hair everyday. I clean my face with cleansing micellar water before moisturising generously. I always apply always a sunscreen protection too.
I don’t wear foundation but mascara and red lipstick, which make my day!
My essentials are The Natural Shampoo and The Mask by Onira, which I use to wash & style my hair with, Lancome Hypnôse mascara and Nars lipstick.
I like a simple and quick routine in the morning.
Or a top beauty tip?
Now it’s getting colder, I add a few drops of evening primrose facial oil to my skin; it really helps to protect and give a subtle glow.
What about your health/fitness routine? How do you stay in shape?
I walk, a lot. I always start my day with an early morning walk to the park with my dog and try to go to a pilates class at least once a week.
I also eat well at every meal and don’t snack throughout the day.
What’s your ultimate wardrobe staple?
A timeless piece, such as a denim jacket with ruffles, from my collection, Les Glorieuses, which I could wear everyday.
How would you define your personal style?
Classic with an eccentric edge.
My style is quite minimalist, I guess but empowered with one piece in a rich material, divine cut or statement accessory.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Be yourself and always follow your intuition.
And finally, what’s your mantra to live by?
Always give more than you take