Works as: Lingerie and Swimwear Buyer for Evans
Style: Casual with bling! Loving the Rock Chic trends and embracing the Balmain catwalk trend
3 words: Fun, Happy, Helpful
On Ipod: Favourite Album – One Republic and album listening to at the moment – The Script. Last purchased – Florence and the Machine
How did you get into buying?
I have always had a real passion for fashion so when an office job came up working in a buying office for a handbag and accessories company I jumped at the chance. This gave me a greater insight into the world of buying and then decided to pursue it as a career. I got a Buying Assistant job in London and put myself through a Buying and Merchandising course at London College of Fashion and have worked my way up from there.
What are the best and worst things about being a buyer?
The best is the thrill you get from seeing people wearing your designs and having the opportunity to travel the world doing a job you love
The worst is the frustration when one of your designs doesn’t sell
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Inspiration comes from everywhere, you find you are always thinking of fashion, from celebs, magazines even someone on the tube can trigger an idea! Also we pay great attention to the designers and the catwalk shows. It is up to us to filter the high end fashion designs into something wearable for our customers to love and enjoy.
What gorgeous lingerie is Evans planning to bring in over the next few weeks?
The range is heading into a very Boudoir Vintage feel and colours are very pastel with corals and peach being trimmed with black lace. We also have some amazing control pieces which offer a smooth silhouette creating curves not hiding them!
How do you relax at weekends?
I have just joined a gym however would not call that relaxing at the moment!!!
I love to shop however concentrate on beautiful things for my house rather than my wardrobe at the weekends.