“Taking a more simplistic, black-and-white approach to my own personal style allows me to focus on the exploration of color in my work….”
Your position at Free People:
Colorist – All Categories.
How does your job influence your personal style:
A big part of my job is envisioning which colors would look best for certain fabrics and silhouettes. A normal day at the office involves testing fabric swatches to picking the exact shade that fits an individual style, meeting with buyers and designers to pitch palettes, and researching new trends in color. I’ve found that dressing in neutrals gives creates a blank canvas in my mind and frees me up to be more creative with color at work.
What is your personal style:
As a textile colorist, I am surrounded by color every day. Taking a more simplistic, black-and-white approach to my own personal style allows me to focus on the exploration of color in my work.
Go-to fashion rule or styling trick?
If you wear something with confidence you can pull anything off.
Favorite part of your job:
Going to the store to see the clothes come to life. Watching a piece move from early design sketches, to the buying phase, to your best friend’s wardrobe is incredibly rewarding. It makes the hard work and endless e-mails worth it.
The most challenging part of your job:
Naming colors. I’ll take suggestions :)
What’s in your Freepeople.com shopping cart?
One thing in your closet could you not live without?
A basic white tee I bought on a whim from the craft store.
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