Manager, Havelock North
"I love my job at Annah Stretton - Every day I get to work as part of a team of amazing women from all over the country. I’m blessed with having the job of helping my customers choose outfits for some of the most important events in their lives.
It truly is an honour to share these moments with my ladies. The joy on their faces when we find the perfect outfit for their occasions is truly rewarding."
How long have you been working for Annah Stretton?
I have been working for Annah Stretton since 2015.
What made you want to work for Annah Stretton?
I have adored her beautiful, feminine designs for many years, and I used to walk past the Havelock Store and covet the beautiful dresses. Now I wear Annah’s beautiful designs daily.
What do you love most about your job?
I learn something new every and nothing beats seeing one of my ladies emerge from the fitting room with a radiant glow on her face because she loves what she sees in our mirrors.
What have you learned in your time with the company?
I have learned how to make the most of each and every woman’s body shape, and how to show my ladies how to make the very most of their own unique beauty. Also I have learnt there are so many opportunities within the Annah Stretton Company - three years ago I started as a casual at the Havelock North pop up shop - now I manage my very own store.
What is the best thing about working in fashion?
It would have to be my amazing Annah Stretton wardrobe and the huge amount of inner confidence I have gained working within such an amazing team.
What motivates and inspires you at work?
I would have to say - my customers. I really want each and every woman that walks in my door to see how truly beautiful she is.
What role does the job play in your life?
I had a longing to find my sense of self outside of my role as a stay-at-home - my Job at Annah Stretton does this for me. Also I absolutely love that I get to be glammed up each and every day for my job.
What opportunities do I see in the future for my career?
To become a senior stylist would be a dream come true for me. I would also love to become a mentor to new team members.