Working at Zappos allows us use our creative geniuses and most of all, our inner children get plenty of exercise!! The entire warehouse in Kentucky celebrated our Zappos spirit throughout the week, allowing us to wear plaid and blue from head to toe, pj’s, shave mohawks and other fun activities. Friday’s designated theme was ‘Crazy Day’. So going with the new warehouse theme of ‘Superheroes’, I thought it would be a fun idea to dress up like superheros instead! Our entire department came together on this, even going the extra step and using ‘gods and goddesses’ names to help us uniquely choose our characters.
From left to right:
Ashley P. (photographer) chose Aphrodite as her superhero goddess. True to form, her ‘inner flower child’ made Aphrodite into a play on words using instead AFRO-dite!! She wore a toga made out of curtains, a giant afro wig, and allowed us to paint funkadelic grape vines all over her face and collar bone! Ashley’s said her reasoning behind Afrodite is to be the “the goddess of all things funky.”
Angela T. (senior photographer) dressed as a super version of Persephone, goddess of transformation and Queen of the underworld. She is a child of the earth, living a double life with her mother on earth, and her dark husband in the underworld causing the worlds seasons to change from summer to winter and back. “This is my life!” Angela thought, when choosing what goddess to represent her!
Abby B. (photographer) chose to dress as the four-armed Hindu goddess, Kali, who is the goddess of time and change, often associated with death and destruction. She is also revered as the redeemer of the universe, as well as thought to be a benevolent mother-goddess. Abby chose this eastern deity because of the complexity of Kali’s personality – with time and change we come to face many obstacles.
Taurie M. (photographer) was dressed spunky and tom-boy-ish as her chosen goddess Artimus. She is the Greek goddess of courage, known for being athletic, adventurous and a free spirit that can not be tamed!
Carla B. (assistant) chose a siren goddess, Lorelei who lived in the ocean and sang sailors to their deaths with her beautiful voice. Her costume was based on water and many shades of blue to reflect the ocean.
Theresa S. (photographer) had a goddess made up of her own, a name that started out as “Princess Couture” was changed to simply “Coutura” by her fellow team members, and will now forever be known as “the goddess all things high fashion”.
Jenny H. (assistant) chose to be the goddess Bastet. With a cat head and a human body she is the cat goddess and also a deity over childbirth and motherhood. This was an obvious choice for Jenny because she spends tons of time with her nephews, and her love of cats!
Angela S. (product info) is representing Mania, the goddess of insanity in Greek mythology and goddess of the dead in Roman mythology. The outfit, and random feathers in her hair are supposed to represent both of these mythological goddesses.
I hope that we can always celebrate our weirdness and express ourselves as individuals at this amazing company!!
Written by Theresa S. & a collaboration of the super goddesses!