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 Angela C. Content Manager for the Casual Content Team.
How would you define your look?
Casual, easy and laid back.
What inspires your style?
Time and comfort.
Who is your favorite designer?
I am not big on brand names (or people names) but right now I am really feeling Stoned Cherrie and Klûk & CGdT. They are both South African.
What fashion item would you never leave the house without?
Who are your fashion/style icons?
Usually I am inspired by the reflection in the mirror … but today I can settle for Angelique Kidjo.
What are your favorite labels?
PF Flyers and Converse are life changing, American Apparel and Banana Republic make some fantastic tees and I really like Irregular Choice . I wonder what IR’s clothes would look like?
What is your favorite decade for style?
1920’s + 1970’s
What is your favorite fabric?
It is a tie between linen and cotton. Both because they are breathable and don’t usually need to be ironed.
I don’t wear watches.
What brand of denim do you prefer?
Whatever fits or requires the least amount of alterations.
What is your favorite color?
Black. However, I am trying to embrace more color.
What item do you allow yourself to splurge on?
If I love it I buy it doesn’t matter what it is. I am stingy with the love though.
What is your favorite brand of denim?
Those that need the least tailoring :D
I have this one Laundry by Shelli Segal bag that I got for my sister but then decided to keep for myself … she knows about it and brings it up whenever she remembers.
What is your favorite brand on Zappos?
Irregular Choice – I have 3 pairs and counting.
What are your fashion rules?
Dress to fit your body, always use a mirror and avoid giving your audience vertigo.
What is your favorite gemstone?
I know you love earrings. What style of earrings are your favorite? Hoops, studs, chandelier?
I don’t really wear studs, but it would have to be hoops with chandeliers coming in at a very close second.
Would set foot in a thrift store?
I am not opposed to it.
What is the best thing you’ve ever found at a thrift store?
I don’t think I have the patience to make it worthwhile.
What is the most you’ve ever spent on fashion and for what item?
It would have to be shoes and my hair. I try not to spend a lot of money on just one thing because I get bored really quick. I guess I have style A.D.D so I just don’t get my money’s worth!! I am a practical girl after all.