In a New Year revamp, we’re putting a spin on Wednesday’s Sales Assistant Sessions to bring you something a little different from the heart of Mallzee HQ. Today, our lovely Laura Faint takes the metaphorical reins to give us the lowdown on new season fashion, the latest happenings at Mallzee and the hottest things to do in Edinburgh…
The Laura Faint lowdown
Name: Laura Faint
Position: International Engagement Officer at Mallzee
My trousers are from Topshop
. I got them in the sale a few years back and came across them when I was having a wardrobe clear out- florals were coming back into fashion again so they went straight into the ‘keep’ pile! My Top is from Missguided
, my shoes are also Topshop and my necklace is from my favourite vintage shop, Parma Vintage
How would you describe your style?: Classic feminine mixed with a 90’s grunge twist. I’m always combining patterns, textures and prints and I love jazzing an outfit up with a good piece of jewellery.
Top of your new season wish list?:
I love this French Connection look
; the mix of the different fabrics and prints is right up my street. Pretty much anything from Zara right now would also make my wardrobe very happy.
Favourite designer?: At the moment it has to be Marc Jacobs and Céline (loving their coats right now). I’m always swooning over Chanel as well.
What you up to today?: Today I’m planning our involvement with different fashion events in the UK. We’re also going to be doing lots of exciting things with students later in the year so I’m lining that up as well as engaging with fashion bloggers and press about our newly launched iPad app.
What you having for lunch?: I’m definitely trying to stay on the January health-kick bandwagon so I’d like to say it’ll be a salad or something remotely healthy but we’ll see how I feel come lunchtime; that could all change!
Best insider Edinburgh hotspot?: I’m obsessed with Christmas (already counting down the days to Christmas 2014- not joking!) so adore The Dome on George Street. The decorations are beautiful- I’d recommend it to anyone who is a Christmas fanatic like me. Less festive but still a fave is Timberyard. They have a really cool interior and a cute patio area which is great for sipping their amazing cocktails in the summer. The food is to die for, too!
Whatcha doing tonight?: Catching a movie. It’s Wednesday and our office is right next to the cinema so it would be rude not to…
Favourite thing about working at Mallzee?: Being part of a new company is so exciting and there’s always something fun going on here. As you can probably tell, I’m a little obsessed with clothes so getting to look at fashion every day is a huge plus too. Our office dog, Alfie, is right up there too- if you follow our social media then you’ve probably already been introduced to him- how adorable is he?!
Glad to see you share the same priorities as everyone else at Mallzee HQ, Laura… fashion, food and furry friends! Replicate Laura’s look now with our spectacularly fun shopping app- free to download, it pulls together the best styles for you from over 200 top retailers. Wrap your fashion loving phalanges around that one…