Brand Ambassadors FW19
In Profile | Brand Ambassadors
Meet this season's women who represent and embody the Andrews brand. These women inspire us endlessly with their intelligence, creativity and 'joie de vivre'.
Heading into this fall we wanted to paint you a full picture of what it means to be a part of our community.
We love seeing our customers and the women we work with express themselves in our selection of multi-brands. Evoking their true individuality in everything they do, and in all aspects of their lives.
As the President of Accompass, a human resource and benefits consulting firm, Sarah requires a wardrobe that works as hard as she does. While her closet is brimming with corporate classics, her off-duty uniform consists of skinny jeans, feminine blouses and wear with-everything blazers. “I love to be pushed a little bit,” she says. “Which is why Andrews is so great. I’ll mix in something new with something I own from 5-10 years ago.”
What’s your favourite thing about fall?
“As much as I love summer, fall is that great season with warm days but cool nights – an opportunity for layering. I love sweaters, jeans, boots and a beautiful blazer. Or, an amazing coat and a gorgeous scarf to pull it all together.”
How do you edit your wardrobe?
“I think one of the great things about shopping with Andrews is their help in editing my wardrobe. They guide me through what makes sense for my lifestyle, what my needs are, identify must-haves, and pieces I should invest in. I don’t shop at a lot of different places, because I can find everything in one stop.”
What does wellness look like for you?
“I run a human resource and benefits consulting firm, so wellness is near and dear to my heart. Our main focus is the health and well-being of our clients and their employees. When I think about the concept of wellness, it isn’t any one thing. It’s about feeling physically and emotionally great – every morning. And having a great outlook for the day. I think there’s a lot of work to do around wellness, so I continually support causes like Shine The Light On.”
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- SARAH BEECH
Belinda Jackson, Sales Director of Collections Andrade, has worked alongside Andrews for over thirty years, bringing several beloved brands like Repeat, Rosemunde, Penn & Ink and Cambio to the store. An expert in European womenswear collections, Jackson loves to mix prints and colours. “My go-to is classic with a twist,” she says. “And I love layering. I like the feeling of lots of things wrapped all around you.”
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- BELINDA JACKSON
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
“I draw my inspiration from life experiences. I love to travel. Different places around the world inspire me. Or simply from things I see on the street to books to music and art. One of my last trips was to Vancouver Island and I was captivated by the very casual, very natural aesthetic.”
What drew you to fashion?
“I have always been fascinated with fashion. My mother tells me that when I was in kindergarten, I used to come home and change twice. I’ve always known that I wanted to do something in fashion. In high school I decided to go to school for fashion merchandising, and then through that, I got into wholesale. And I love it.”
How would you best describe theword curated?
“When I curate something, there’s a couple things that are important to me. I really try to understand the designer behind the collection, what they believe in, and what they want everyone to understand about the collection. Then I need to know who I’m selling it to – who I’m curating it for, who my customer is.”