The KY Content team was especially lucky when Jose Andrade, Visual Coordinator-America for Vivienne Westwood, stopped by to share some knowledge with the team. Check out what Zappos Stylist Gar-Ye had to say about her day of Pursuing Growth and Learning with Jose!
Z: What was the most fun part about working with the Jose from Vivienne?
G: Typically when shooting inventory I will pair the new item with a non-inventory piece (basics that we have in the bays all the time). In anticipation of Jose’s visit, we pulled all of our Vivienne Westwood inventory, new and old, to have a special shoot where he demonstrated how he styles the items with other pieces in the collection. His best advice: Always pair the pieces with the unexpected. A top may look really dressy, but it’s meant to be worn with jeans; or, try wearing two different plaids together!
Z: What was your favorite piece he highlighted?
G: I’m partial to dresses, so I really love Vivienne’s Temperance dress. It is so simple in color, and is simple in design, but the construction/draping of the dress is extremely complicated. There are so many ways to interpret where the fabric should be tied in a knot or loose and flowing.
Z: What was the most interesting tip he gave you about styling/presentation?
G: Vivienne Westwood pieces tend to have a lot of folds and tucks in them, so often times when pieces come in, it looks like it has flaps all over it. He showed us a simple way to figure these flaps out.
Z: If you dressed Vivienne Westwood for Halloween, what costume would you put her in?
G: I would dress her up as the Queen of Hearts from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland! Vivienne Westwood has that awesome red hair and attitude (in terms of spunk) to match. Or go completely in the opposite direction and make her the quintessential Stepford wife just because it's not her at all.
Z: Where did you take Jose while he was here in Kentucky?
G: We took him to Ramsi’s Café on the World for dinner and drinks. He had duck mole and a glass of wine! YUM YUM YUM!