My Mythology – Creating our own living legacy at Zappos
One of the joys about working at Zappos is the freedom to be ourselves through our own personal style. Style shouts! Individuals identify themselves through their personal style. Taking the chaos out of the closet and using clothing as a celebration to create personal mythology or legend is something I have been fascinated by.
What is someone trying to say through their style?
Join me in the discovery. Each week I will take an employee from Zappos and find out their personal psychology through their favorite outfits.
Today we study the mythology of Eileen L., Director of Fashion Strategy for Zappos.com.
Eileen is wearing her favorite outfit which consists of an Alexander McQueen scarf , a Gucci watch, King Baby earrings , Royal Order ring, D&G Dolce and Gabbana cuff bracelet, Roberto Cavalli top, D&G Dolce and Gabbana skirt, and Chanel shoes.
How would you define your look? METAL, BIKER CHIC MEETS COUTURE.
What inspires your style? THE MOOD I’M IN AND WHAT EVENT I’M DRESSING FOR.
Who is your favorite designer? ROBERTO CAVALLI .
What fashion item would you never leave the house without? A GREAT WATCH.
Who are your fashion/style icons? KATE MOSS.
How would you define your mythology that you portray through your style? A CHAMELEON.
What is your favorite decade for style? THE PRESENT.
What is your favorite fabric? LEATHER.
What is your favorite color? BLUE.
King Baby or Chrome Hearts? CHROME HEARTS.
What item do you allow yourself to splurge on? BOOTS.
Do you need to take out a second mortgage for your style? DEFINITELY.
Diamonds or pearls? PEARLS.
Which bag? CARLOS FALCHI.
What are your fashion rules? I DON’T HAVE ANY.
What is the most you’ve spent on a handbag? $800.
Would set foot in a thrift store? NOT UNLESS SOMEBODY DRAGS ME IN THERE.
If your answer was yes, what is the best thing you’ve ever found at a thrift store? N/A.
What is the most you’ve ever spent on fashion and for what item? A $1700 NECKLACE.